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Five Secret Tips for being the Ultimate University Tutor

Be cool. You want them to like you. This is your opportunity to be the teacher you always wished you had. If you follow these 5 steps, you’re well on your way to Coolsville. Population – you. Give yourself a…

Student Risked Starvation for Fear of Small Talk in Kitchen

In a recent interview, UCD student John Hughes shared his harrowing experience of how he almost starved to death in his Digs. The brave 19-year-old, who is enjoying his first year of engineering, is currently renting a room in a…

Entertainment

Fantastic Films, and where to find them

Fact: Going to the cinema makes you a more interesting person. Whether you’re a die-hard cinephile or you’re simply looking for a casual night out with your new college friends, the language of the cinema is universal. You can do…

Students Disaffiliate from Students’ Union

In the past week, two UCD International students have disaffiliated from the Students’ Union. Both parties claim harassment of students was occurring during the UCDSU elections, which is not properly dealt with. Wishing to remain anonymous, both students spoke to…

Study Find More College Grants Being Awarded To Students From Urban Areas

Recent figures reveal changes in the college grant system. The study, recently featured in the Irish Independent, show that students living in predominantly urban areas are more likely to receive University grants, as opposed to students living in rural areas….

The End Of “Ireland’s Biggest Private Party”?

Another year comes to an end and as ever we open with a story about the UCD Ball, however this time it’s not to go through the list of one hit pop stars and underwhelming dance acts booked, but rather…

SmartVote: A New Online Initiative to Reconnect Young People and Politics

The participation of young people in Irish politics has been in critical decline over recent years. One third of people aged from 18 to 25 are not even registered to vote, and the turnout from those who are is characteristically…

NCAD Students Protest Against Cutbacks

300-400 students from the National College of Art and Design (NACD) gathered to demonstrate against cutbacks and overcrowding at the college. Students have said these cutbacks are damaging to the quality of their studies and on Friday 20th students gathered…

Renua Ireland Keen To Get Students Involved

In their policy document issued at the launch of the party and found on their website, Renua Ireland make no reference to students and make very little reference to education on a whole. Throughout their 45 page document the only…

Innovation and Imagination were to the fore as Student Slingshot took over Dublin Castle

It was far from your average Tuesday night for the students who had the honour to appear at the first ever Student Slingshot conference in Dublin Castle. Upon arrival, medicine the student delegates were afforded the chance to mingle within…

We speak to Hong Kong’s student protesters about what they want and how it all might end

Wini Leung, a recent graduate of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is out on the streets of Hong Kong. She tells us what life is like for the protesters and why the movement isn’t quite like any that have…