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,” […]

New figures released show class divide in third level education

New figures on grant recipients in higher education institutions have been released showing the class divide between universities and institutes of technology (ITs). Over 50% of students in all institutes of technology around the country receive grant support.   School-leavers that don’t receive a grant are significantly more likely to gain entry into high-points courses. […]

UCD’s Smurfit School of Business in Financial Times Top 100

UCD has placed in the Top 100 global graduate business schools according to statistics released by the Financial Times. UCD’s Smurfit School of Business was the only Irish institution in the Top 100 global ranking, with graduates seeing on average a 71% salary increase following completion of a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree.   […]

Trinity scientists uncover new information about Baltic hunter-gatherers

A research team led by Trinity scientists have published a study outlining their findings on hunter-gatherer populations in the Baltic states. While it was previously assumed that the Baltic hunter-gather population of the Neolithic period interbred with and was subsequently overtaken by a farming population from the Levant, as was the case in western and […]

Trinity researchers discover “strong genetic lineage” between Stone Age and modern East Asia populations

Trinity researchers have found that the genetic makeup of modern East Asians closely resembles that of their hunter-gatherer ancestors due to little genetic disruption in East Asian populations since the early Neolithic period.   “Genetically speaking, the populations across northern East Asia have changed very little for around eight millennia”, said senior author Andrea Manica […]

Trinity College has collected €950,000 in student fines

Trinity College (TCD) has generated almost €950,000 since 2012 from fining students. These were comprised of late library returns, breaches of codes of conduct, late payment of fees, late registration for modules, parking violations and on-campus accommodation.   Late library returns generated €560,555 alone in fees. Trinity’s Library begin fines at €0.50 per day which then […]

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