Around the Universities – Issue 5

University College Dublin UCD SU President Katie Ascough has been impeached, and presidential by-elections have been announced for late November. Trinity College Dublin Trinity College has announced that their fees will rise by 5% next year for post-graduate and non-EU students, in a move publicly opposed by TCDSU and the USI.   National University of…

Storm Ophelia Hits UCC

Late in the evening of Sunday 15th October UCC students received emails and texts from the university, alerting them to the status red weather warning put in place by Met Éireann for the following day regarding the then-Hurricane Ophelia. Soon after, it was announced that schools and colleges across the country, including UCC, would be…

Around the Universities – October 15th

Trinity College Dublin Trinity celebrated the 425 year anniversary of its founding recently, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar giving the opening address. University College Dublin The petition to impeach UCD’s Student Union President, Katie Ascough, has been rejected by the Union’s Returning Officer because of the absence of a signature section. The petitioner’s organisers have regrouped,…