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Two Top 50 Spots for UCD in QS Subject Rankings

UCD President Andrew Deeks used the release of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 to praise staff and call out the lack of higher education funding provided by the government. The QS World University Rankings by Subject has…

UCD’s CAO Figures Stable Despite Arts Changes

Changes to UCD’s Arts degree has had little impact on the demand for places in the new courses, according to provisional figures released by the CAO. The traditional DN500 Arts course has been changed into six different entries. DN520, a…

Niteline Pleased with Uptake Since Campus Return

Niteline, a listening and support service for students in several Irish institutions, is happy with the UCD uptake of the service following its return to campus. Aisling Curtis, Niteline Co-ordinator, told the Tribune there has been a ‘hugely positive response…

Presidential Profiles: Juliet McFadden “The Outsider”

Juliet McFadden, a final year German and Politics student, is one of six candidates running for UCDSU President. An American who has also lived in Germany and Austria, McFadden is using her mix of campus and international-based experience for the…

Welfare: Melissa Plunkett

Melissa Plunkett, a third year Midwifery student, is one of three candidates running for Welfare Officer. The UCDSU Mature Student Campaign Co-ordinator, who is also the ‘unofficial class rep’ in Midwifery, is using her 15 years of welfare experience and…

Prior Friendship Between Barry Murphy and New Events and Marketing Coordinator Questioned

Concerns have been raised over the long term friendship between new Event and Marketing Coordinator Keleigh Drea and current UCDSU President Barry Murphy. A source who wished to remain anonymous but who described themselves as being ‘close to the Union’…

Campaigns & Communications: Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan, a final year Politics and Sociology student, is one of two candidates in the Campaigns and Communications (C&C) race. He believes his mix of Union involvement and outside experience makes him the best candidate for the job. Brennan’s…

Undergraduate Education: Christine Brown

Christine Brown, a final year Archaeology student, is one of two candidates running for UCDSU Undergraduate Education Officer.The Tribune spoke to Brown about her campaign. Education Guide Brown intends to publish an ‘Education Guide’ for students. ‘It’s basically a guide…

Undergraduate Education: Stephen Crosby

Stephen Crosby, a final year Politics student, is one of two candidates in the Undergraduate Education Officer race. The Tribune spoke to Crosby about his campaign. Final Year Student Guide Crosby wants to create both Freshers and Final Year guides…

Welfare Officer – John Kerr ‘The Mental Health Candidate’

John Kerr is a final year Psychology student and current auditor of PsychSoc. He believes that he can bring a level of wisdom and training to the role of Welfare Officer. In his role as PsychSoc auditor, he gained the…

Presidential Profiles: Barry Murphy “The Incumbent”

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had an incumbent run for President within UCDSU. While Barry Murphy hasn’t actually served a full term as President of the SU, he’s been at the forefront of it between the impeachment…

SU Elections: Niall Torris for Graduate Officer

2018 appears to be the year of incumbents running with Niall Torris running unopposed for a second year to become Graduate Officer. His manifesto is simple and easily understandable. It’s targeted at post graduate students obviously but given that undergraduates…