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UCD President Andrew Deeks Argues for Loan Scheme at Government Committee on Future of Student Fees

UCD President Andrew Deeks spoke to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on November 10th of last year. The committee is looking into the options for funding higher education proposed by the expert Cassells’ report last summer. President…

President Deeks Considering a Campus Referendum on Latin in UCD Degree Ceremonies

UCD President Andrew Deeks is considering putting the issue of whether to remove Latin from  college degrees and conferring ceremonies to a campus referendum.  Today at a meeting of the UCD Governing Authority (GA) it was proposed the decision to…

Students’ Union Claim President Deeks’ Actions an ‘Abuse of Power’ Over Changes to Graduation Ceremonies

  Plans to remove Latin from UCD degrees and conferring ceremonies by the President Andrew Deeks has caused a backlash among academic staff and the Students’ Union.  Yesterday at the UCD Academic Council, which meets once a semester and deals…

President Deeks Claims Confucius Overrun “Will Not Impact” other Campus Projects

  UCD college President Andrew Deeks has issued a statement to staff on the Confucius Institute building revelations, claiming the increased €4.1 million UCD bill will “not impact on other capital projects on campus”. The university head said the “remarkable” project…

President Andrew Deeks “Favours” Loan Scheme

Students’ Union President Conor Viscardi revealed that UCD President Andrew Deeks favours a  loan-scheme solution to the problem of third-level funding. The minutes from the meeting of the UCDSU Executive from the 15th September outlined that UCD President Deeks “preferred an income-contingent…

Chinese Ministry of Education Inspects Confucius Institute in UCD

It can be revealed that the controversial Chinese Ministry of Education inspects the Confucius Institute in UCD. The news comes as a new €7 million Confucius Centre is currently being constructed for the Institute beside the Engineering building in UCD….

UCD and Trinity College Presidents Issue Unprecedented Call for Urgent Funding

The President of UCD Andrew Deeks and the Trinity college President Patrick Prendergast yesterday issued a statement to politicians in Ireland, calling for an urgent increase in funding for higher education. The joint-call to both government and the political opposition…

Effects of Brexit for UK students in UCD will be “minimised” says President Deeks

UCD President Andrew Deeks has said the college will act to “minimise” any potential rise in tuition fees for British or Northern Irish students looking to study in UCD after Britain leaves the EU. The college President has said he…

Ranking Rise for UCD: International League Table Results.

Results published this week in the Shanghai international league table, viagra sale one of the most prestigious tables in the world, shows University College Dublin rising to 254th place. Ranking the country as a whole Ireland rests at 24th place…

New President in the Lodge – Professor Deeks Takes Over

The UCD Governing Authority has appointed Professor Andrew J Deeks as the new UCD President. Professor Deeks will take over the position in January 2014 when Doctor Hugh Brady steps down in December of this year following 10 years as…