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The Pressure Is Not Worth It: Exam Stress And The Effects On The Body

This article was originally written in Irish, but an English translation has been printed too, in the hopes that this excellent piece can reach a wider audience.    It is fashionable to be under pressure and to be working late…

Ní Fiú An Brú – Strus ó Scrúdaithe Agus An Éifeacht Ar An Gcorp

Tá sé faiseanta a bheith faoi bhrú agus a bheith ag obair go déanach agus go dian. Is é an status quo sa saol corparádach agus saol oibre go minic. Féachtar air mar éacht má bhíonn tú ag déanamh gach…

How The Science Of Memory Can Help You Ace Your Degree

How did you learn to speak English? How did you learn that five times ten equals? How did you remember the way to get into college today? Did you find yourself consciously think about which turns you were taking or…

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…

Trinity Students Protest Fee Hikes

In response to the recent decision by Trinity College Dublin to raise the supplemental examination fees to a flat rate of €450, a protest has been held by students of the college focused on a number of the tourist attractions…

UCD’s Administration As Complex as Ever

UCD’s new draft academic regulations unwittingly provide some interesting insights into the complexity of its administration. The draft regulations re-state the use of grade capping when a student fails a module. The proposals run into an administrative issue, which is…

The Snowballing Effect: Consequences of the UCD Exam System on Veterinary Students

Snow is something we lose our minds over in Ireland once every few years. A few snowflakes, a few inches or a few feet and we become hysterical. Schools close and the country comes to a standstill, as it did…

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Late Night Study Kicks Off

Reading week will move into fifth gear this evening as UCDSU prepare to throw open the doors to their late night study area in the Student Centre’s Astra Hall this evening. The facility, which has been in place annually for…

Dublin Bus To Strike During UCD Exams

It was announced today that Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann drivers are to hold two 48 hour strikes during the month of May. These strikes will take place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May, with the second 48 hour…

The firm hand of discipline – Over 200 students faced disciplinary action last year.

UCD has issued more disciplinary proceedings against its students than any other third level institution in the county, doctor the College Tribune can reveal. For the 2013/2014 academic year a total of 216 students faced disciplinary action according to information…

The Turbine does: Exams

Well, buy viagra it had to happen someday. Winter is coming, the air has a chill to it, and exam season is almost upon us. Thankfully, the Turbine is on hand to teach you all exactly how to pass your…