87.8% of students believe consent workshops should take place every year

87.8% of students who attended the consent workshops organised by Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) stated they believe the workshops should take place “every orientation”, according to feedback gathered by the Union.   50.6% of respondents “strongly agreed” that the workshops should be run every year, while 37.2% “agreed”. The sexual consent workshops took […]

UCD Confucius Centre project runs significantly over budget

  The construction of a new centre in University College Dublin (UCD) is currently delayed and around €4.8 million over Budget. UCD President Andrew Deeks had expressed his concern over the building project, stating it risked a “diplomatic incident” between Ireland and China. The project was intended to be completed in late 2016 but now […]

UCDSU officers denied request to campaign for Ascough’s impeachment

  The three University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) sabbatical officers who announced they had taken leave to campaign against President Katie Ascough were denied their request to take annual leave this morning. The University Observer reports that the action follows a complaint lodged to UCD’s Returning Officer. Voting begins in the impeachment referendum today. […]

Trinity to reopen tomorrow

  Trinity is to reopen on Tuesday, October 17, after College was closed today due to Hurricane Ophelia. The Department of Education and Skills left the decision to open tomorrow at the discretion of each institution. Trinity tweeted that normal college activities would resume as normal just after 8pm.   An email was sent to staff […]

UL votes to support a united Ireland

The University of Limerick Students’ Union (ULSU) has voted to support a stance in favour of a united Ireland. The results were announced today, April 19. With a turnout of 2,166 students, 77.05% students voted in favour of the motion. ULSU are now mandated to lobby the Irish government to hold a referendum on the […]

UCD set to reform arts degree courses

University College Dublin (UCD) are set to reform arts degree courses as a means to improve the employability of its students, according to the Irish Times. Changes to the degree include internship and Erasmus opportunities, which will extend some courses from three to four years. Students will also have the option of either choosing two subjects […]

UCD overtakes Trinity in QS University subject rankings

Trinity’s ranking has fallen in every single category this year in new subject rankings released by QS World University Rankings. The total number of Trinity subjects ranking in the top 100 in the world has decreased from 16 to 2 since last year, with Nursing in 36th place and English language and literature in 51st. […]

UCD to support Irish reunification after referendum passes

63.1% of students have voted to support University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) adopting a mandate in favour of Irish reunification. 3,325 students were polled on March 7 and 8, with 1,995 voting to support the pro-unity stance.   Agricultural students showed the highest percentage of support, with 77.8% voting “Yes” against 22.2% voting “No.” […]

UCDSU to hold referendum on united Ireland stance

University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) is to hold a referendum on whether the union should adopt a stance in favour of Irish unity. The decision came in the same week as a motion was passed at a Council meeting of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) to hold a preferendum on the same issue.   […]

UCD cancels sexual consent classes after just 20 students attend

University College Dublin (UCD) has cancelled its sexual consent classes after just 20 students attend. The classes were run by the UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) during their second term last year and first term this year costing UCDSU €1,800 to cancel.   UCDSU Welfare Officer Róisín O’Mara said: “It’s a hot topic at the moment,” […]

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