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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…

Sabbatical Officers to Campaign for Impeachment

In yet another twist in the impeachment referendum saga, three of UCDSU sabbatical officers are taking annual leave in order to campaign in favour of Katie Ascough’s impeachment. Sabbatical officers must remain neutral during referendums unless they’re outside officer hours….

Limited UCD Turnout at March for Education

Today’s March for Education organised by the USI saw a turnout saw 5,000 students from across Ireland march against the introduction of an income contingent loan scheme in Ireland. The students also called for an end to government funding cuts…

UCDSU Gearing Up for the March for Education

UCDSU Education Officer Rob Sweeney is encouraging students to turn out for the March for Education this Wednesday. The march which will start at the Custom House at 12pm is being run by the Union of Students Ireland (USI) to…

Class Rep Nominations Exceed Expectations

A total of 270 people have signed up to run for class rep elections this year making it the biggest class rep election to date. The elections which are due to take place next Tuesday and Wednesday (October 3rd and…

UCDSU to Take to City Streets for March for Education

On the 4th of October, students from all over the country will descend onto the capital for the Union of Students in Ireland’s (USI) March for Education, to call on the government to invest in third level education. A decision…

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UCD Still Stuck in 201-250th Spot in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

UCD has failed to rise out of the 201-250th place category following the release of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 earlier this month. UCD dropped 22 places last year, falling out of the top 200 and…