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L&H Suffer “Catastrophic” Year

Financial debt, loss of corporate sponsors, multiple attempts to remove the Auditor, legal troubles, the resignation of over one third of the committee, large drop in membership; these are just some of the incidents that have plagued UCD’s Literary and…

It’s Time to Fix Our Education

“Let’s make UCD a place for knowledge, not for business” was the key message at the “Fix Our Education” Campaign launch last week. UCD markets itself as a global university that is accessible for students of all backgrounds. In reality,…

Worsening University Funding Crisis Sparks Call for Government Action

Representative bodies for the Irish public higher education system have been forced to unite under a single cause for the first time in history, as a seemingly endless state funding crisis in the Irish educational system threatens the future development…

PhD Students Petition for Better Working Conditions

In April 2019 UCD has seen the emergence of a new independent organisation called Anti-Casualisation (AC). Although primarily led by PhD students, the movement has received much success within the university environment, appealing to all precarious and casual workers such…

Netsoc Promise “Biggest Event in Last 10 Years”

UCD Netsoc have been given the honour of organising SISTEM 2020, a tech conference that is student run with the aim of allowing students and tech professionals to link up in a casual environment. The SISTEM conference, which is in…

Vox Pop: What’s the craic with UCD?

We wanted to know what everyday students thought about various aspects of UCD life. From societies to seating, here is what you had to say: When asked about his opinion on UCD’s many societies, Drummond McGinn, a first year Politics…

IUA Attempt to Squash Post-Brexit Erasmus Qualms

The Irish University Association (IUA) has joined forces with 36 EU and UK higher education and research organisations in a joint-declaration of cooperation post Brexit. The 37 organisations have signed a statement calling on European governments to continue their commitment…

UCD Formula Student have Silverstone in their Sights

UCD Formula Student is a student driven team building an electric Formula-1 style car to compete in the Formula Student Electric Competition, at the iconic Silverstone Circuit in the UK. Ahead of their second year competing in the Formula Sae…

Higher Education is Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

Higher Education (HE) is at the core of Irish economy and an excellent promoter of growth, but the reduction of state funding and the increased reliance on non-Exchequer funds is deeply undermining the sector. Over the past years, HE has…

UCD Accommodation Among Properties Sold in €400m Acquisition

Five purpose-built student accommodation properties (PBSA) located in Dublin have been sold by Chicago based property investment firm Harrison Street in a deal worth €400 million. Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA), joint venture partner of Harrison Street, are the new…

Aramark Leaves Trinity over Direct Provision Controversy

Trinity College has finally cut ties with the controversial catering services provider Aramark after years of protests over the company’s controversial involvement in direct provision centres. At the end of January, the university announced that the Aramark cafes will now…

UCD Student Caught in Coronavirus Scare

A hospitalised UCD student suspected of contracting the Coronavirus has been confirmed to not have the virus. UCD has confirmed that a student suspected of having contracted the coronavirus ‘was collected and taken to hospital by ambulance, was seen and…