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USI “Committed to Working” With New Higher Education Ministry Following Meeting With Minister Harris

The newly-appointed Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris has said there is “much to do” following a “constructive” meeting with representatives of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) on July 2nd.  Minister Harris met…

Belfield is Probably Not Going To Be Hit By a Tsunami – UCD Research

A study by wave experts at UCD and Geological Survey Ireland suggests that tsunamis pose a significant threat to the south and west coasts of Ireland, but probably not to UCD. The team of experts led by Professor Frédéric Dias…

Clubs Must Get Risk Assessment Approved by UCD Before Return to Activities says UCD Athletic Union Council

As Ireland enters its third phase of the gradual exit from lockdown, sports are resuming at UCD after a lengthy hiatus. UCD Sports Development Manager & Athletic Union Council (AUC) Executive Secretary, Suzanne Bailey, made a statement to The College…

Debunking Money Myths: Will I Be Taxed For The Covid-19 Unemployment Payment?

Back in May, Independent TD Marian Harkin warned that people receiving the Covid-19 unemployment payment could be in for a “terrible shock” at the end of the year as many do not realise it is taxable. Numerous third-level students have…

No Sign of Fee Reductions for an Upcoming Year of Blended Learning

Several Irish universities, including University College Dublin (UCD), have ruled out fee reductions for students this Autumn semester despite fundamental changes in how courses will be delivered as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. Movements to ‘blended learning’ with drastic reductions…

Minister Harris Encourages Students to Apply for SUSI Grants by July 9th

The newly appointed Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has issued a call for students to apply for SUSI grants for 2020/2021 by July 9th, if they have not done so already. July…

Breaking News: Holy Shit, Tribune Editor Wins Student Editor Of The Year At The Smedias!

On Wednesday, July 1st, The National Student Media Awards held their 20th annual award ceremony. Former Editor Conor Capplis was up for Editor of the Year, and the College Tribune was nominated for Newspaper of the Year. This year is…

UCD Sport & Fitness Reopen With Extensive Safety Measures In Place

Previously, The College Tribune reported that University College Dublin’s sport & fitness centre would reopen on July 20th. However, since the government announcement of the speeding up of phases, the gym was permitted to reopen as of the 29th of…

How the New Department of Higher Education Will Affect Students

With the formation of a new government comes the announcement of the new Department for Higher Education, Innovation and Science. Simon Harris, Fine Gael TD for Wicklow is now to take the position of a dedicated Minister for Higher Education,…

As Autumn Exchanges Remain Cancelled, UCD Prepares for Incoming Internationals

International students will be welcomed to University College Dublin (UCD) for the autumn trimester, while all autumn exchange programmes for UCD students remain cancelled. There will also be no charge for incoming international students on-campus for the first 21 days. 

Currently, UCD Global is advising international students from outside of the island of Ireland to self isolate for 14 days upon arrival and to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form, in accordance with the government regulations. As these current guidelines are prone to change, UCD Global told The College Tribune that they are also advising international students to check the Irish Health Service COVID-19 Advice Page online to ensure they receive the latest information.

UCD response to National Sexual Experience Survey

Many universities from across the country have issued responses following a recent survey highlighting the prevalence of non-consensual sexual experiences among university students. In light of the report, several representatives of University College Dublin’s staff and Students Union have acknowledged…

Harris’ Appointment as Minister for Higher Education Widely Welcomed.

The 33rd Dáil has elected outgoing Minister for Health Simon Harris as the Minister for the new Department of Higher Education, Innovation and Research. He will succeed Mary Mitchell O’Connor who held the junior position since higher education became a…