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Universities Can Exercise One-Metre Distancing With Face Coverings

UCD, along with the other Irish institutions of higher education, has welcomed new guidelines allowing for one metre social distancing on-campus, paired with the wearing of masks. The new guidelines were published by the IUA (Irish Universities Association), who were…

Me, Myself and I: Loneliness isn’t Always a Bad Thing | Opinion

I came to a harsh realisation during this prolonged pandemic period. My social life had changed very little.  In fact, if anything, it drastically improved as the messages flooded in from extroverts in crises. “Hey, oh my god it has been five years, how are you hun? xoxo”.

Life on Campus in September: What We Know So Far

Life at University College Dublin will be remarkably unusual for students in the upcoming academic year, as staff, lecturers, clubs, societies, and the government try to implement new public health restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is everything we…

Nursing Interns to Stay on Pandemic Pay Rates Through September, says INMO

The Irish Nursing and Midwives Organisation (INMO) have announced that final year nursing interns will not receive a pay cut this September. In a statement made on Twitter on July 9th, INMO said: “…the Department of Health and HSE have…

“Significant Rise” in “Poor Behaviour” on UCD Christmas Day, University Reports

A “significant rise” in incidents of “poor behaviour” on campus have been reported in relation to UCD’s yearly ‘Christmas Day’ celebrations, particularly in Student Residences, and towards female faculty members. Minutes of a meeting recently obtained by The College Tribune…

“Think twice before going out” – people under 25 make up 77% of today’s Covid-19 cases

17 of the 23 new COVID-19 cases reported on July 9th are under the age of 25, according to recent findings. According to the National Health Emergency Team (NPHET), people under the age of 25 now account for 77% of…

“It’s not enough for Ireland to say, ‘We’re not racist’, Ireland must now work to be actively ‘anti -racist’.” – UCD Student

The recent murder of George Floyd sparked a massive movement among people around America and the world to end racism. The College Tribune recently reached out to students to discuss potential racism on campus and what the experiences are of…

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…

Opinion: You don’t have an Anxiety Disorder (Probably)

In order to qualify for a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, there are several criteria that must be met according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. One of the main criteria is irrational and excessive levels of stress and worry…

USI Reveal Groundbreaking Mental Health Survey Results

On August 27th, the Union of Student’s Ireland (USI) revealed the results of a monumental survey on the mental health of Ireland’s student population. This survey provides reliable self-reported figures that will provide lobbyists sufficient evidence to demand action from…

Day Trips Under €20

As the term starts up again, students are in need of an escape from hours in the library and blurry nights at Dicey’s. Check out these day trips (just a few hours from Dublin) that won’t break the bank! Howth…

Amended Gender Recognition Bill a Positive Step for Transgender Rights in Ireland

Following quickly on the heels of the legalisation of Same-Sex Marriage, Ireland has taken another determined step in towards strengthening LGBT Rights.  Tánaiste Joan Burton announced on Tuesday that the Cabinet approved an amended Gender Recognition Bill which is currently…