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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,…

“Disability Laughs” Is A Clubhouse Hit

Laughter can be cruel, but these performers found that it can also be cathartic.  In collaboration with co-MORBID Productions, UCDSU hosted a not-so-traditional comedy gig at the UCD Clubhouse Bar on Oct. 30. Aptly named “Disability Laughs,” the show’s producers…

Opinion: UCDSU’s Climate Hypocrisy Is Unacceptable

On October 2nd, UCDSU held a €2 Pretty Little Thing sample sale. Backlash from students who were disappointed in the Union’s willingness to work with a company well known for its contribution to climate damage and labour abuses had been…

Students’ Union Holds Mental Health Day

UCD Students’ Union joined the globe to participate in World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 in hopes of boosting mental health awareness. In addition to providing free de-stressing programming, UCDSU invited various local mental health organizations to share their…

UCDSU Launches Campaign to Promote Rent A Room Scheme

UCD Students’ Union has launched a campaign to promote ‘Rent A Room Scheme.’ This campaign aims to improve the uptake of UCD students into homes in the surrounding areas. Due to high rent costs and an ongoing housing crisis, UCD…