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UCD First Satellite Moves Closer To Launch

The first ever satellite to be designed, built and launched entirely by Ireland has moved a step closer to space today. Minister John Halligan TD today announced that the EIRSAT-1 currently being designed by UCD has passed the critical design…

UCD Common Room Members to boycott New €14m Club

Members of the UCD Common Room Club based in the Newman Building are considering a boycott action against the new Club,  currently under construction in response to plans to close the Common Room at the end of this semester. The…

UCD Appoints New Bursar

David Kelly, Director of Financial Planning and Strategy in the College of Science and College of Engineering and Architecture, has been appointed as the new Bursar. UCD President Andrew Deeks confirmed he would begin his 10 year term on the…

UCD to Appeal WRC’s Age Discrimination Ruling

UCD President Andrew Deeks has confirmed the university is set to appeal a finding by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that it discriminated against a member of staff on age grounds. Dr Ann Cleary had brought a discrimination claim on…

Staff Seek Clarification Over Draft Academic Regulations

UCD staff members broadly agree with the proposed changes set out in the Draft Academic Regulations, subject to a number of key issues. The new draft regulations are designed to ‘standardise and simplify University processes and structures; and to locate…

Editorial: UCD’s Lack of Student Projects Must Continue to Be Reported On

This issue marks the end of Volume 31 of the College Tribune. As the only self-funded student newspaper in Ireland, making it to the end of another year is always a success. By picking up a copy or reading online,…

Editorial: Time to Say Goodbye

So we’ve come to the end of another academic year here in UCD and what a year it has been. Who would have guessed we’d have impeached Katie Ascough before America impeached Donald Trump? More importantly who would have guessed…

Mental Health Awareness Week Comes to Campus

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from Monday 9th of April to Thursday 12th of April. The designation of a week to the promotion of mental health awareness is done with the aims of educating students and staff about…

First Part of SASR Nearing Completion

The first part of the Student and Academic Services Review (SASR) is nearing completion. The SASR is the first major survey of UCD’s support services since 2005. It is being carried out by the SASR Steering Group, chaired by Mark…

Barry Murphy Re-Elected as UCDSU President

Barry Murphy has been re-elected as UCDSU President. The incumbent overcame five challengers and will now stay in his role until June 2019. The total valid poll in the Presidential race was 3,807, up from 3,237 votes cast last year….

UCDSU Elections Live Blog: First Count Results

Melissa Plunkett is deemed elected as Welfare Officer Welfare Recount Plunkett 1713 Kerr 1642 Plunkett went up by 2. The two teams will now examine the 220 spoiled ballots. Presidential Round 4 Transfers: 254 to Murphy, 173 to Oakes, 61…

Presidential Profiles: Amy Crean ‘The Activist’

Amy Crean, a final year Law with Social Justice student, is one of six candidates in the Presidential race. Accommodation Increasing accommodation costs, both on and off campus, is a pressing issue. Crean wants to firstly ‘organise UCD protests to…