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UCD President Warns of “Very Severe” Financial Impact for University Over COVID-19 Pandemic

UCD President Andrew Deeks has said that the potential long-term impacts of COVID-19 for UCD could be “very serious” and have a severe impact on the university’s commercial activities. The President has appealed to recruitment staff to ensure international students,…

Medical Students Remain On Placement Despite Covid-19 Threat

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing students claim they are facing difficulties in remaining on hospital placement. UCD and the HSE are insistent they continue with their placements. Medical students must complete mandatory “placements” in Irish hospitals in order to progress…

Staff Continue to Receive Pay as Campus Shuts for Business

Businesses on UCD campus and around Ireland have abruptly shut down due to the university shutdown, which has affected their staff. This is one of many disruptive changes on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. The UCD Clubhouse has been forced…

University Presidents Ask Students To “Play Your Part” In Fight Against Covid-19.

This afternoon, university presidents from institutions across the country took the “unusual decision” to email students addressing the coronavirus pandemic that has put much of the world on lockdown. After explaining a three- step approach to stopping the spread and…

UCD Allows Overseas Students to Remain Abroad and “Study Remotely” Where Necessary

The Director of UCD Global, Dr. Douglas Proctor, has emailed UCD students currently studying abroad, issuing a number of recommendations in response to the government’s decision to shut colleges and schools until March 29th to combat the spread of COVID-19….

UCD Moves Online For Remainder of Year Amid COVID-19 University Closures

UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks emailed students and staff this evening, detailing changes in response to the governments decision today to shut “schools, colleges and childcare facilities” from tomorrow until the 29th of March. UCD will move to “at-distance teaching…

Irish Universities and Schools to Shut until March 29th

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that “schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow.” In a press conference today in Washington DC, Varadkar made the statement saying: “From 6pm today, the following measures are being put in place,…