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Public Accounts Committee Probing UCD Over Non Compliance

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Oireachtas is investigating UCD over its failure to competitively tender €8.5 million worth of procurement contracts. PAC began to look into the matter when UCD’s ‘Financial Statement for the 2016 Year’ was put…

UCD Begins Bursar Search

UCD is looking for a new Bursar after Gerry O’Brien left the role to become Chief Operating Officer at the University of Limerick. The Bursar is one of the most powerful and highest paid positions on campus. Appointed on a…

Deeks Returns from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia Trip

UCD President Andrew Deeks has returned from a visit to the Middle East at the end of January. This trip served as part of President Deeks next stop as part of his UCD Alumni tours as well as a chance…

Government’s Changes to Education Funding Could Undermine University Autonomy

UCD and UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) have both expressed concern that the government’s new plan to exercise further control over education funding may impact on the autonomy of Irish universities. UCD President Andrew Deeks went public with a message promoting…

UCD Pays Tribute to Peter Sutherland

UCD figureheads have paid tribute to Peter Sutherland, the former UCD student and influential businessman, who passed away on the 9th January at the age of 71. An important figure in both Irish and international political and business spheres, he…

Editorial: Deeks’ Chinese Comments Draws Wrath From Staff

UCD President Andrew Deeks recently went public with a call to protect university autonomy. His letter published in the Irish Times was somewhat restrained, possibly after some of his previous comments over education funding landed him in a spot of…

Bats Could Delay Construction of President Deeks’ New Office

UCD President Andrew Deeks may have to wait a little longer for a new office because of bats. The Tribune reported in Issue 4 that UCD was spending hundreds of thousands of euro to plan the renovation of Ardmore House…

UCD’s Australian Alumni Network Increased Ten-Fold Over the Past Year

UCD President Andrew Deeks has revealed there has been a ten-fold increase in the number of registered UCD alumni with Australian addresses on UCD’s alumni database. The news broke as Deeks returned to UCD from his childhood country, following UCD’s…

UCD and China: Visits and Events Roundup for 2017

The College Tribune has been recently reporting on UCD President Andrew Deeks’ alumni tours to Australia and China. While UCD’s links with China have grown over the past number of years, Deeks has been accelerating these developments. Information about his…

UCD to Spend €340,000 to Plan the Relocation of President Deeks’ Office to Ardmore House

Plan is part of overall strategy to relocate HR to the Tierney Building Cost increased by €40k in a six-week period, money to come from University Resources UCD Administration wants Ardmore House to be ready for late 2018 UCD is…

UCD to Carry Out First Major Review of Student Support Services in 12 Years

UCD is set to carry out its first major review of how it provides administrative and professional support to students in 12 years. The new survey will be the first one since the introduction of modularisation and semesterisation several years…

Deeks Goes on Alumni Tours to Australia and China

UCD President Andrew Deeks returned to his childhood country of Australia as part of a UCD Alumni Tour this October. Deeks kicked off the tour in his hometown of Perth, with the opening speech at an event in the University…