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UCD SU President Hopes To Reduce Stigma Of Living With HIV

UCD Students’ Union (SU) President, Conor Anderson has made public his HIV positive status, in an interview with Masc on Friday. The incoming president was diagnosed with the illness at the age of 21, in 2010, during his undergraduate degree in Los Angeles, California.

“It was the spring of my junior year, and my hair started falling out,” said Anderson. “I didn’t know why, so after a long time, I finally decided to go to the campus clinic. So, they tested me for everything because they didn’t know what was going on, and that is when they found it.”

No Messing Around This Time: UCD’s New Students’ Union President

The next President of University College Dublin’s (UCD) Students’ Union (SU) will be a familiar face to some. As this year’s Graduate Officer for the SU, Conor Anderson championed a reported revitalisation amongst graduates for the organisation. In February this…

Student Union Officers Have So Far Fulfilled 52% of Manifesto Promises

  It’s the beginning of Semester 2, so we thought we’d take a closer look at our Student Union Sabbatical Officers. Union candidates have a history of promising a lot in their campaigns and not always following through. It’s over…

Joint Campaign to Keep Dublin Bus Stopping at UCD

UCD Students’ Union have launched a campaign to ensure Dublin Bus resumes full service to Belfield during night-time hours. In a press statement on September 3rd, Katie O’Dea (UCDSU’s Campaigns & Engagement Officer) and President Joanna Siewierska made the announcement….

UCD Elects Majority Female SU Sabbatical Team For 2019/20

UCD students elected a female majority sabbatical team last night after a marathon 15-hour count, with fourth-year Law and Social Justice student Joanna Siewierska being elected SU President. Siewierska was elected on the third count with 1697 votes out of…

Editorial: Rebuilding a Truly Political Students’ Union

Last week the campus referendum on the abortion stance of the Students’ Union saw one of the largest voter turnouts in recent years. Nearly 20% of the student body got out and voted, in favour of retaining the SU’s pro-choice…

71% of UCD Students Surveyed Say Consent Workshops Should be Introduced

Results from a recent survey undertaken by the UCD Students’ Union on sex and consent has shown that 71% of respondents felt “introducing consent workshops to campus was important.” Overall 3,857 students took part in the survey, with the number…

New Group pushes for Freedom of Association with Students’ Union

Over the course of their studies, students’ levels of contact with their union vary wildly. The union may be encountered by a student only once in their college careerwhen they find themselves in need of its assistance. Others may find…

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LIVE BLOG :: USI referendum count

[cincopa AgAAAGrDJfKQ]     The following is live update on how the various faculties voted in the USI referendum. USI Total and final vote. Total YES: 1039 Total NO: 1687   13:17 The Blue room has filled up since the…

SU presidential race – Mícheál Gallagher

Two students will contest the election for President of the UCD Students’ Union that will take place on March 6th and 7th. Mícheál Gallagher is the current Welfare Officer for UCDSU and was the first to put his name forward…

SU Welfare race – Ciara Johnson

Ciara Johnson, a final year Law student from Co. Sligo, is one of two candidates contesting this year’s election for the position of Welfare and Equality officer. Through her work with ‘See Change,’ ‘Please Talk’ and her position as Gender…

SU Welfare race – Cian Dowling.

Third year engineering student Cian Dowling is running for the position of Welfare and Equality officer of the Students’ Union. A Dublin native, ed Dowling states that his own use of welfare and his own personal experiences that will help…