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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…

UCD ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ at Media Interest in Gender Identity and Expression Policy Launch

UCD President Andrew Deeks has revealed that UCD management were ‘pleasantly surprised by the level of media interest’ in the launch of the university’s Gender Identity and Expression Policy. Deeks told staff in his Presidential Bulletin that the University Management…

UCD Receives University of Sanctuary Status

UCD has become the fourth Irish university to be awarded the ‘University of Sanctuary’ status. President Andrew Deeks was presented with the ‘University of Sanctuary’ certificate by Dr Veronica Crosbie, of Places of Sanctuary Ireland, in an event recently hosted…

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 Updating Its Academic Regulations

UCD is pushing ahead with the implementation of new Academic Regulations which would bring about several key changes to degree programmes for students. The current set of regulations were implemented in 2005 and have undergone fourteen minor revisions over the…

UCD’s MoLI Museum to Open in Spring 2019

UCD recently announced its plans to enter into a partnership with the National Library of Ireland to create the Museum of Modern Literature (MoLI), to be located at the historic Newman House on St. Stephens Green. Newman House was original…

Ardmore House Facing Further Renovation Delays

UCD President Andrew Deeks may now have to wait for up to another six months to find out whether work can begin on his new office in Ardmore House. Here are the latest developments in a story the Tribune has…

Deeks: Project Ireland 2040’s Capital Funding Projections may be ‘Inadequate’

UCD President Andrew Deeks has expressed concern that the government’s funding projections for capital developments in the education sector in its recent National Planning Framework – Project Ireland 2040 report may be ‘inadequate.’ He made the comment, alongside other observations,…

Governing Authority Approves €145 Million for Residence Masterplan

UCD’s Governing Authority has formally approved spending €145 million on Phase 1 of UCD’s Residence Masterplan. It aims to have 924 beds across three buildings ready for September 2020. President Andrew Deeks confirmed the decision was made at yesterday’s meeting…

News in Focus: EUA Council Endorses Calls for University Autonomy

University funding and institutional autonomy was discussed on at a European level at a Council Meeting of the European Universities Association (EUA), which was attended by UCD President Andrew Deeks. What is the EUA? The EUA consists of members over…