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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…

UCD Student Takes Second Place In The GradIreland Student Challenge

Desmond Seepersad,a final year Engineering student from UCD, has been awarded second place at the Gradireland National Student Challenge. The competition involved six extremely difficult tasks set by some of Ireland’s top graduate employers. This online competition involves verbal reasoning;…

Prostitution: From business to the streets, enterprise or abuse?

Sipping from her coffee cup in a bustling café in UCD, site Rachel Moran looks no different than any other mature student attending the University. Behind her calm smile and warm greeting, is a woman who has experienced in her…

Exclusive: UCD Student Sex Worker Speaks To The College Tribune

The College Tribune recently sat down with a UCD student who spends her evenings working as a part-time ‘sex worker’. The student, who wishes to be called ‘Jenny’, patient spends her day going to college in UCD and her evenings working…

Student Budget Baking Series: Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

Cupcakes make the perfect lunch box treat. Compact enough to make them easy to bring to college with you, sale or even break out in the middle of a lecture if you can feel your tummy rumbling, nurse they make for…

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UCD Campus Ban Cigarettes

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes will no longer be available to purchase on campus from Monday the first of September. The ban is a result of the UCD Health Promotion Committee’s proposal for a smoke free campus, diagnosis who suggested this to…

Breaking: Montrose Student Living Accommodation Situation Develops.

The College Tribune has tonight been contacted by a spokesperson for Montrose Student Living  in relation to the delays in construction of the property. Contrary to reports published on Sunday last that stated that construction of the property would be…