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Dear Universities, You’re About to Cause a Greater Public Health Crisis Than Covid-19 | Opinion

There were sniggers this week as Trinity reported an increase in applicants due to Normal People’s romanticism of Irish university life. Most of the Twitter mockery was justified; Marianne’s Victorian townhouse, for instance, is certainly far from your average Dublin…

UCD Management: Not Economically Viable to Hire More Counselling Staff.

Minutes from a meeting of the University Management Team (UMT) last February states that the UCD Counselling Service must partially out-source services to cope with demand and that it is not economically viable to hire more staff to cope with…

Some Schools Increase Credits Per Module to Increase Depth of Learning

On July 8th, it came to the attention of UCD Politics students that some 3rd year Politics modules credits have been increased from 5 credits to 10 credits. There is yet to be an official statement from the University but this…

UCD Residences to be “Filled as Normal” Despite No Clear Guidance from Government

Deputy President and Registrar of University College Dublin (UCD), Professor Mark Rogers, has this week outlined plans regarding on-campus student accommodation for the coming academic year. Despite ongoing concerns over the pandemic, UCD’s eight student residences, which remained open to…

Campus Update: What’s Open, What’s Not

Numerous restaurants, cafés and retailers on campus in University College Dublin (UCD) remain closed with no signs of reopening, since the University announced its closure due to COVID-19 on March 12th. The majority of restaurants in UCD are still uncertain…

UCD RFC Set To Host Socially Distant Fun Run Fundraiser

University College Dublin (UCD) Rugby Football Club (RFC) will be hosting a unique fundraising event on Saturday the 11th of July as they encourage supporters and club members both old and new to take part in the AdAstra 5k Fun Run/Walk. As the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic forced the postponement of UCD RFC’s usual fundraisers, such as their Annual Dinner, UCD RFC have had to think outside of the box in order raise funds during the summer.

Over 9,000 CAO applicants choose UCD as their first choice for September 2020

  There has been a rise in CAO applications to UCD for health science degrees in disciplines including medicine, nursing, radiography, and physiotherapy. This increased interest in health science courses is linked to the COVID 19 crisis and it is…

Undergrads at UCD to spend 40-60% of Studies In Person

On July 8th, Deputy President and Registrar of University College Dublin (UCD) Mark Rogers announced to current students via email the plan for the upcoming academic year, stating that “your education remains our top priority.” The communication is the first…

Belfield is Probably Not Going To Be Hit By a Tsunami – UCD Research

A study by wave experts at UCD and Geological Survey Ireland suggests that tsunamis pose a significant threat to the south and west coasts of Ireland, but probably not to UCD. The team of experts led by Professor Frédéric Dias…

No Sign of Fee Reductions for an Upcoming Year of Blended Learning

Several Irish universities, including University College Dublin (UCD), have ruled out fee reductions for students this Autumn semester despite fundamental changes in how courses will be delivered as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. Movements to ‘blended learning’ with drastic reductions…

UCD Sport & Fitness Reopen With Extensive Safety Measures In Place

Previously, The College Tribune reported that University College Dublin’s sport & fitness centre would reopen on July 20th. However, since the government announcement of the speeding up of phases, the gym was permitted to reopen as of the 29th of…

As Autumn Exchanges Remain Cancelled, UCD Prepares for Incoming Internationals

International students will be welcomed to University College Dublin (UCD) for the autumn trimester, while all autumn exchange programmes for UCD students remain cancelled. There will also be no charge for incoming international students on-campus for the first 21 days. 

Currently, UCD Global is advising international students from outside of the island of Ireland to self isolate for 14 days upon arrival and to complete a Public Health Passenger Locator Form, in accordance with the government regulations. As these current guidelines are prone to change, UCD Global told The College Tribune that they are also advising international students to check the Irish Health Service COVID-19 Advice Page online to ensure they receive the latest information.