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UCD Purl Jam sharing the love during the pandemic

University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) craft and creative group, UCD Purl Jam, have been making heartfelt gifts and face masks for patients in hospitals and other vulnerable groups in kind gesture. UCD Purl Jam have recently set up two separate campaigns in aid of the Covid-19 crisis.

The UCD group have previously advocated for humanitarian causes, such as their recent project surrounding Climate Change. Their newest projects however, focus on some of the most exposed groups throughout the crisis, those in nursing homes, direct provision  and patients hospitalised due to Covid-19. 

Opinion: UCD Has A Problem With Apathy

UCD has a problem with student apathy. Moreover, this highly pervasive problem is affecting some of the core and essential pillars to university life: societies, UCDSU, academia, socialising etc. etc.  The biggest threat to the student’s experience of university today,…

Society Spotlight: UCD Northern Society

UCD’s Northern Society is a new Society aimed at promoting and spreading the positives of Northern Ireland and its culture. I sat down with NorthSoc Auditor Shannon Bas to find out what’s on offer for their members this year. ‘[NorthSoc’s]…

Society Spotlight: UCD Volunteers Overseas Society (UCDVO)

This is a sponsored article The UCD Volunteers Overseas (‘’UCDVO’’) society encourages UCD students, staff and alumni to raise awareness and fundraise for a multitude of causes. UCDVO is not similar to any of the other societies you will find…

Society Spotlight: UCD SciSoc

This is a sponsored article The UCD Science Society is one of UCD’s largest and more interesting societies, offering science aficionados the opportunity to mingle with like-minded students in the various events they organise. The most impressive one is their…

Society Spotlight: The Investors and Entrepreneurs Society (I&E)

This is a sponsored article The Investors and Entrepreneurs Society (I&E) is one of the most renowned on the UCD campus and is a career-oriented and business-related society. What is it exactly that has attracted some 15,000 students to join? Well,…