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UCD Indian Society Celebrate Holi Festival

UCD’s Indian Society celebrated Holi on 29th March 2019. Preparations for the festival began weeks in advance. It was a charity event sponsored by The Hope Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that works towards protection of street and slum…

Opinion: We Deserve Better Than UCDSU’s Project 392 Mental Health Campaign

CW: Mental Illness, Suicide   392: It’s the number of suicides the Central Statistics Office recorded for 2017 in Ireland. UCD students have probably had enough of seeing this number, on black posters plastered across campus or posted ominously on…

The Student Levy: Another Slap In The Face Of Every Student

Every year around Christmas, Dublin’s Grafton Street becomes the venue for a monster busking session by a number of high-profile Irish musicians, usually including the likes of Bono and Glen Hansard, with a view of raising much-needed money for Irish…

Uprooted: A Photo Exhibition On Child Refugees

As part of Refugee Awareness Week, Student Group ‘UCD Welcomes Refugees’ had a UNICEF exhibition called ‘Uprooted’ on display in the O’Brien Centre for the entire week. The exhibition was curated by seven Irish third-level students: Aoife Macnamara, Megan Ennis,…

Year In Review: Sabbatical Officers

After spending the last month pouring over this year’s UCDSU candidate’s manifestos; asking quizzing them on their experience and their plans to implement their ‘big ideas’, we began to reminisce on last year’s election and the manifestoes of the sabbatical…

UCD Elects Majority Female SU Sabbatical Team For 2019/20

UCD students elected a female majority sabbatical team last night after a marathon 15-hour count, with fourth-year Law and Social Justice student Joanna Siewierska being elected SU President. Siewierska was elected on the third count with 1697 votes out of…

UCDSU Election Candidates: Final Analysis

Three of this year’s races are uncontested; Katie O’Dea, Conor Anderson and Brian Treacy are the only candidates running for the roles of C&C Officer, Graduate Officer and Education Officer, respectively. All ran competent campaigns. Anderson’s being relatively low-key, as…

DanceSoc Breach Referendum Rules By Supporting Levy

UCD DanceSoc last night breached UCD Students Union referendum rules by supporting a Yes vote in this weeks student levy referendum. The referendum is to determine if UCD will extend the current student levy for up to 20 years to…

Student Levy Referendum: Vote No

The vote on the whether the students of UCD agree with an increase on the student levy is not as promised by the yes side an opportunity for the students to invest in the future of their campus but is…

Student Levy Referendum: Vote Yes

UCD’s campus offers its students some of the best facilities in Ireland, but it can do better. More room for societies, more space for sports, more time for gym members. UCD’s population has increased from 21,140 students in 2005/06 to…

Students’ Union Constitutional Referendum: Vote Yes

On April 1st and 2nd, you will be asked to vote for a new UCD Students’ Union constitution. The constitution is the document that governs the way your Students’ Union operates and it can only be changed by a student…

Education Officer Candidate: Brian Treacy – ‘The Thinker’

Brian Treacy, a current Social Science student and Higher Education Editor for the University Observer this year’s only candidate for Student Union Education Officer.   Treacy, who is currently a Class Rep said that he is running because he ‘got…