Highs and lows for UCC GAA

(Photo: Jim Coughlan) It has been a mixed period for UCC GAA, as the college’s Spring hopes were met with mixed results across the Sigerson, Fitzgibbon and Ashbourne Cups. In the Sigerson Cup, NUIG pipped UCC 1-9 to 0-7 to book their place at the Cup Final weekend. NUIG were out of the traps quick through…

Around the Universities Issue 9

Trinity College Dublin Trinity has approved new ‘Reasonable Accommodations’ for students with disabilities. The new policy will put supports in place for students registered with Trinity’s Disability Service, and may include assistance such as extra time in exams, special library privileges, use of assistive technologies, Irish Sign Language interpreting, or alternative course materials. National University…

Around the Universities Issue 7

University of Limerick Mary Harney, former Tánaiste, has been announced as the new Chancellor of UL. Harney’s position is honorary, and the tenure of her office will last for four years. Trinity College Dublin A survey conducted by Trinity’s Students’ Union has revealed that over 80% of student respondents were in favour of repealing the…

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…

Border Aesop

In the archaeological department of NUIG, it was believed that you had not truly earned your stripes as a field archaeologist until you had had at least one near-death experience whilst on a dig. Some senior staff members had lived long enough to have had several. Brendan Herlihy, a tenured lecturer in environmental archaeology, sported…

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,…

NUI Galway Honour Leaving Certificate Excellence

NUI Galway recently celebrated the success of a select group of first-year students with a special ceremony recognising the high points they achieved in their Leaving Certificate examinations. As part of the University’s annual Excellence Scholarships 60 students received €1,500 each. Each year the Excellence Scholarships are given to new NUI Galway entrants who got…