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Opinion

Fiona Dunne- Graduate nurses recruitment scheme

February 6, 2013

“Taking a scalpel to newly qualified nurse’s pay” As a first year nursing student and active Fianna Fail member, I must admit that upon hearing the details of the government’s new ‘nursing graduate scheme’ I

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DCU News

Labyrinth Committee on €23,000

February 6, 2013

The Labyrinth Committee have raised almost half the funds required to build the controversial €50,000 development in DCU. Fr Joe Jones told The College View the group has raised just under €23,000 after what he

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Student Life

Making your safety your priority

February 6, 2013

In recent weeks, the issue of safety on DCU campus has never been more pressing. Following the armed robbery of the book shop ‘Hodges and Figgis’ last November, you may have thought that security in

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Lifestyle

Healthy Living for Less

February 6, 2013

The last of the Christmas sweets have been devoured, the exams are over and you can’t find a half decent excuse to pig out anymore. It’s time to get fit and healthy in preparation for

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DCU News

SU to host own constitutional convention in DCU

February 6, 2013

DCU Students’ Union are to hold their own Constitutional Convention over a number of weeks this semester. DCU SU President, Paul Doherty confirmed to The College View the SU plan to hold their own in

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University News

New EU university ranking system launched by Ireland

February 6, 2013

Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn has launched a new EU university ranking system as part of Ireland’s presidency of the EU. U-Multirank will judge approximately 500 universities around the EU with the first results expected

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DCU News

Educational Trust accidentally leaks supporter information

February 6, 2013

DCU Educational Trust accidentally released personal details of 2,500 of their supporters on December 3rd 2012. 97 people were sent the names and contact details of the supporters. Teresa Murray, Head of Marketing at DCU

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News Features

Justice or a joke

February 6, 2013

There is an old saying; do the crime – pay the time, but many believe that this is not the case in modern Ireland. Irregularities in sentencing are becoming common with people committing crimes at

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DCU News

Brian MacCraith starts off Seamus Heaney Lecture Series

February 6, 2013

The seventh Seamus Heaney Lecture Series entitled “Imagining the Future” began in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra on Monday last, with DCU President, Professor Brian MacCraith giving the first lecture. Professor MacCraith spoke on the theme

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University News

USI and Drinkaware launch toolkit for RAG weeks

February 6, 2013

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Drinkaware.ie have launched an Alcohol Awareness Toolkit for Students’ Union officers as RAG Week approaches for many colleges around the country. The guide offers advice and resources for communicating

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University News

USI launch Don’t be that Guy campaign

February 6, 2013

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have launched the “Don’t be that Guy” campaign, a sexual assault awareness campaign targeting potential offenders. The campaign uses strong images with the taglines “It’s not sex when

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DCU News

Referendum on USI in doubt

February 6, 2013

A proposed referendum on re-affiliating DCU with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) may no longer take place this semester after the student who originally drafted a petition calling for a referendum on the

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DCU News

UK Secretary of State visits DCU innovation centre

February 6, 2013

UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable visited Dublin City University’s Innovation and Enterprise Centre, Invent last month. The Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham came to learn more about the university’s

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DCU News

The Mezz transformed into lunch area

February 6, 2013

DCU Students’ Union are transforming The Mezz into an area where students can relax and eat their lunch. The Mezz, which is currently closed to allow for changes to the interior, will be a specific

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Articles

Trinity College to offer alternative to points race

February 6, 2013

Trinity College Dublin is launching a new admissions policy, with less reliance on CAO points for students who wish to apply. Under the new scheme, which will be brought in in September 2014, students will

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University News

Quinn increases Student Assistant Fund by €3 million

February 6, 2013

Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn recently announced the allocation of an extra €3 million to the Student Assistant Fund, which is available to students suffering from financial difficulty. The injection will bring the

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DCU News

Students’ Union to launch online ticket facility

February 6, 2013

The Students’ Union is developing a new online system where students can buy tickets for events held on campus through the DCU SU website. In their bi-annual activity report, published in December, it said: “We

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Articles

UCC pays $1 million for Great Book of Ireland

February 6, 2013

University College Cork has paid $1 million (€752,000) to acquire the Great Book of Ireland. The book was scripted in Dublin between 1989 and 1991. It contains the handwritten work of nine composers, 121 artists

Film

Colour Me Bad: The cult of awful films

February 6, 2013

Guilty pleasures no longer need to be secret. Many of us are now extremely comfortable with admitting we enjoy the odd cringey movie here, cheesy pop song there. It’s nice to meet other people who

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Articles

New enterprise course aims to tackle youth unemployment

February 6, 2013

A new Dublin-based programme aims to help young people beat unemployment and start their own enterprises. Occupation Transformation, an 18-week, FETAC-accredited course, is being run in conjunction with non-profit organisation PARTAS. Chief Executive of PARTAS,

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Randoms

Are you anxious?

February 6, 2013

Anxiety can be medically defined as ‘a multi-system response to a perceived threat or danger’. It reflects a blend of biochemical changes in the body, a person’s personal history and memory, as well as the