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Censorship Controversy Sees Rebrand for Confucius Institutes

The Ministry for Education in China has decided to rebrand its Confucius Institutes as centres for “language exchange and cooperation”.  This decision may see the UCD Confucius Institute, which was completed last year, rebranded accordingly. The decision by the Chinese…

Lecturers Miss Student Engagement the Most during Online Learning

Last semester the UCD learning experience was flipped on its head as in-person teaching was suspended and the announcement made that teaching would be moving online. The College Tribune spoke to lecturers Judy Walsh, Dr Karen Smith, and Dr Mary McAuliffe from UCD’s School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice about their experience of online-teaching and the challenges it posed.

UCD Hosts Online Anti-Racism Talk With UCD Academics

UCD (University College Dublin) academics Dr. Ebun Joseph and Dr. Alice Feldman led a talk on Thursday 2nd July entitled So What Next: Becoming Anti-Racist via Zoom. The talk was part of UCD Alumni’s In Conversation series. Dr. Ebun Joseph…

UCD Student Spread Positivity To Frontline Workers During Pandemic

During the challenging times we have faced these past few months, it has been hard to stay positive, however UCD Psychology student Mikayla Morton has decided to help brighten the days of many frontline workers who were working tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

On 13 April, Morton and her family received the news that her grandmother tested positive for Covid-19. After fighting the virus for a few days, she tragically passed. Morton spoke to the College Tribune about this heart-breaking experience.

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…

UCDSU Welfare Officer Pens Letter to Ministers Regarding Sex Education

In response to the release and publication of the USI’s Sexual Experiences survey, UCD welfare officer Ruairí Power has emailed Ministers Joe McHugh and Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcoming the “commitments to the implementation of the report recommendations”. Along with this…

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…