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Minister Harris Encourages Students to Apply for SUSI Grants by July 9th

The newly appointed Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has issued a call for students to apply for SUSI grants for 2020/2021 by July 9th, if they have not done so already. July…

Breaking News: Holy Shit, Tribune Editor Wins Student Editor Of The Year At The Smedias!

On Wednesday, July 1st, The National Student Media Awards held their 20th annual award ceremony. Former Editor Conor Capplis was up for Editor of the Year, and the College Tribune was nominated for Newspaper of the Year. This year is…

AI can help the education sector move online; just not right now

Those who are involved in online education tend to use Artificial Intelligence (AI). While  there are some very interesting uses, it is not going to help us in the current situation.  AI has interesting future applications, but is not at…

Tionól Gaeilge UCD 2020 le dul ar aghaidh ar líne

Rachaidh Tionól Gaeilge UCD ar aghaidh i mbliana ar líne in ainneoin na ndeacrachtaí atá i ndiaidh teacht roimhe de dheasca na paindéime Covid-19. Beidh an clár imeachtaí athbhreithnithe a thitim amach idir 29 Meitheamh agus 1 Iúil 2020 beo ar Zoom.

Irish Universities Present Stark Picture of Budget Cuts to Budgetary Oversight Committee

On Tuesday the 17th of September the IUA presented the Budgetary Oversight Committee with their views in context of budget cuts to university funding. The Director General of the IUA has told Oireachtas Committee for Budgetary Oversight that the funding…

University Presidents Call for Urgent Changes to State Research Funding Following Poor Outcome from EU Programme

The presidents of seven Irish universities who are represented by the Irish Universities Association have recently openly asked the government and national research funding agencies to inquire and address the mechanism in which funding is allocated to Irish researching. This…

Petition Relaunch Calls for End to Religious Discrimination in Schools

Education Equality has relaunched the petition ‘Don’t teach religion during school hours.’ The group is advocating for religious instruction in all State-funded schools to be confined to a distinct period of time taught after core school hours so that parents…

University and Happiness: A look at student mental health during the transition and experience of third-level education

Upon beginning in UCD as a freshman, what will be surprising to many is the degree of loneliness that can be felt on campus. Compared to a school environment, it’s suddenly a lot harder to catch up with friends. As…

UCDSU President Faces Criticism from DCU Professor

On September 3rd, UCDSU President Joanna Siewierska published an article in the Irish Times entitled ‘Time to change our unfair CAO points system.’ This scathing opinion piece presented a forceful critique of the Leaving Certificate system and proposed several alternatives…

Re-Sit Fees To Be Reduced Next Year

UCD Students Union have announced changes to the UCD re-sit examination fee on Facebook this evening. The post which comes after lengthy negotiations between UCD and UCD SU have resulted in re-sit fees being reduced to €180 per exam, down…

New Podcast Launched at UCD Exploring How People Learn New Things

101: The Way We Learn, a new 10 episode podcast series was launched today in UCD. The project which is being funded by Science Foundation Ireland through it’s Discover Programme aims to inform the national conversation in this area by…

Education Leads to Better Health

Education plays a huge role in impacting health outcomes. This essay aims to outline how education is interrelated to health outcomes in terms of obesity, life expectancy, infant mortality and mental health. It will discuss how the better educated in…