News – Around the Universities (Issue 11)

Trinity College Dublin A series of rallies and demonstrations have taken place in Trinity to protest against the proposed implementation of a €450 flat supplemental examination fee. The ‘Take Back Trinity’ campaign team, an estimated 50 students, occupied Trinity College Dining Hall for 3 days last week, with further demonstrations planned around campus in the…

Around the Universities – Issue 10

Trinity College Dublin Trinity has announced that they will be facilitating an international dual degree programme in conjunction with Columbia University, New York. Starting next year, students enrolled in the programme will spend two years studying in Trinity, followed by two years at Columbia, culminating in a BA Arts and Humanities degree from the two…

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…

Mixed opening for UCC Hurling

Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile, article written by Dylan O’Connell and Adrian McGearty Following a mixed opening for UCC senior hurling in the Fitzgibbon Cup, the college will have to sweat it out with an away quarterfinal following a win against CIT but a loss to UCD. UCC opened the campaign with a convincing 1-19 to 0-12 point…

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 6

University College Dublin With SU Presidential by-elections upcoming in late November, current SU Campaigns and Communications Officer Barry Murphy has announced his candidacy for the role. Rebecca Hart, who ran against Katie Ascough in March, has also announced her candidacy. Trinity College Dublin A group of Trinity students, known as TCD Plastic Solutions, have collected…

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…

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,…

UCDSU President removes abortion content from handbooks, faces impeachment campaign

Michelle Beazley, News Editor: The University College Dublin Students’ Union have reprinted their start of year handbooks, entitled Winging It In UCD, in order to exclude unlawful information concerning abortions. The illegal content was shown on page 59 of the original handbook, which arrived prior to UCD’s Orientation Week. The amended handbooks do not disclose…