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Universities Can Exercise One-Metre Distancing With Face Coverings

UCD, along with the other Irish institutions of higher education, has welcomed new guidelines allowing for one metre social distancing on-campus, paired with the wearing of masks. The new guidelines were published by the IUA (Irish Universities Association), who were…

BREAKING: UCD Expects One Metre Distancing On Campus, Against Government Guidance

University College Dublin (UCD) is still working under the expectation of 1-metre physical distance measures on campus in the upcoming Trimester, despite recent guidance from government suggesting a 2-metre distance. Sources have told The College Tribune that the University expects…

A New Era For Dublin’s Lord Mayor | Interviewing Hazel Chu

From the daughter of an immigrant to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu is the Green Party’s talented new Chair for Dublin City Council. Recently coming into the role of Lord Mayor, The College Tribune interviewed Chu on achieving…

Thomas Grund: In Getting Students Back On Campus, Money Is All UCD Cares About | Op-Ed

It took months into the pandemic for University College Dublin (UCD) to realise that teaching in the autumn cannot go ahead as usual. Only on May 28th, UCD’s President Andrew Deeks communicated to staff a teaching framework, which is largely…

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…

Provisional Grades: Why You Don’t Need to Panic

In the wake of the provisional examination results which were released on Monday, The College Tribune conducted a survey to see whether students believed the Covid-19 Assessment Guidelines, often referred to as the “No Disadvantage Policy”, were reflected in their…

No Messing Around This Time: UCD’s New Students’ Union President

The next President of University College Dublin’s (UCD) Students’ Union (SU) will be a familiar face to some. As this year’s Graduate Officer for the SU, Conor Anderson championed a reported revitalisation amongst graduates for the organisation. In February this…

Joanna Siewierska On Her “Challenging” Year As UCD Students’ Union President

As the year officially comes to an end for this year’s team of Executive Officers in University College Dublin’s (UCD) Students’ Union (SU), The College Tribune has interviewed outgoing President Joanna Siewierska on the highs, the lows and her legacy…

A Day in the Life of UCD President Andrew Deeks

The below story follows the President of UCD on an average day in the office. It should be noted that due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and university shutdown, the President’s day is vastly different, with much of his work…

President Deeks Responds To Common Room Complaints

UCD President Andrew Deeks has responded to the complaints raised by the Common Room Club in comments to the Tribune. President Deeks said that while he understood the complaints of the Common Room members, he has received a measure of…

UCD to Appeal WRC’s Age Discrimination Ruling

UCD President Andrew Deeks has confirmed the university is set to appeal a finding by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that it discriminated against a member of staff on age grounds. Dr Ann Cleary had brought a discrimination claim on…

UCD Revives Gateway Project

Original €450 Million Plan Cancelled Due to Recession New Design Competition to Develop 24 Hectares Beside N11 Entrance UCD Financing the New Project, Including €48 Million Centre for Creative Design UCD is reviving the Gateway Project, one of the most…