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UCD SU President Hopes To Reduce Stigma Of Living With HIV

UCD Students’ Union (SU) President, Conor Anderson has made public his HIV positive status, in an interview with Masc on Friday. The incoming president was diagnosed with the illness at the age of 21, in 2010, during his undergraduate degree in Los Angeles, California.

“It was the spring of my junior year, and my hair started falling out,” said Anderson. “I didn’t know why, so after a long time, I finally decided to go to the campus clinic. So, they tested me for everything because they didn’t know what was going on, and that is when they found it.”

UCD Students’ Union Under Fire For New “Over The Top” Website Design

The University College Dublin (UCD) Students’ Union have updated their website going into the summer. The renovation was prompted by their desire to “reflect the energy and passion of the SU.” However, based on the Tribune’s latest Instagram poll, the…

Students’ Union Achieves Nothing for “Record Breaking” 8th Year in a Row

UCD Students’ Union has surpassed all expectations and has achieved absolutely nothing this year. The news comes after SU Officers announced all the many things they haven’t achieved this year during their latest meeting. Last week’s Council Meeting began with…

Students’ Union Elections: So Who’s Running This Year?

The Students’ Union is seeking to hold their annual elections online for the first time in history. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused multiple delays in election voting for the Union. Should the Union receive approval from UCD to hold elections…

Rent Increases take “Secondary Priority” due to “COVID-19 Concerns,” says Students’ Union President.

In light of recent events surrounding COVID-19, we interviewed Joanna Siewierska, UCD Students’ Union’s President, on the current plans from the Union and what they are doing to help students. “The work of the Entertainments Officer is about to get…

Student Union Elections Postponed One Week Later

UCD Students’ Union has rescheduled its annual elections. This announcement comes after the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar declared that all schools and universities will shut until March 29th.  The Returning Officer for the upcoming elections said this evening in a statement:…

The Students’ Union’s Unsung Hero: Spending a Day with Brian Treacy

Starting his day with a cheeky bowl of Weetabix, Brian was about to spend a whole day with me. Madness. He was surely eager to see me at our 8:30am meeting as he beat me to it by a quick…

Student Union Accounts Show Strong Financial Year

The College Tribune has obtained the UCD Students’ Union Financial accounts for the Year 2018/19. The organisation’s 2019/20 budget is also included in the document released by the Union. We’ve put together the most notable figures from these documents and…

Students Protest Rent Increase and Interrupt University Management Meeting

Various student groups have protested the recently announced rent hikes on campus. On Tuesday, February 18th, over one hundred students marched to UCD’s Tierney’s building. The protest coincided with a meeting of the University Management Team (UMT), who made the…

Who Cares About the Student Union Anyway?

An epidemic of ambivalence has spread throughout UCD campus over the last few years, with UCD students feeling completely .disengaged with their Student Union. Very few people vote in SU elections, and participation in SU events is wildly variable, with…

Student Union Officers Have So Far Fulfilled 52% of Manifesto Promises

  It’s the beginning of Semester 2, so we thought we’d take a closer look at our Student Union Sabbatical Officers. Union candidates have a history of promising a lot in their campaigns and not always following through. It’s over…

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,…