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Students in 24-hour charity broadcast

October 31, 2012

DCUfm are staging a 24-hour charity broadcast this Wednesday, October 31st, in aid of the charity ‘Headstrong’, a non-profit organisation supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland, which is supported by DCU Students’ Union. Third-year

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DCU Offer New Post Graduate Scholarship Exchange

October 31, 2012

DCU postgraduate student Barry Cannon has been selected as the first recipient of a new postgraduate scholarship and exchange programme. The programme, which was announced by Dublin City Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí, will offer

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Clubs and Socs

Drama society organise and perform musical in 24 hours

October 31, 2012

DCU Drama Society held their 24-hour musical on Thursday last in The Venue in aid of the Bee for Battens foundation. The musical, Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, was adapted from the YouTube sensation of the

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Humans and Zombies attack DCU

October 31, 2012

Over 115 people took part in this year’s Human vs. Zombie event on campus last week. The event was run mainly by the Game society but the Strange Things and Paranormal societies also took part

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O’Connor elected Class Rep Council Chair

October 31, 2012

DCU’s Class Rep Council has elected Rob O’Connor as chair for the 2012/13 academic year. The council held their first meeting last week in The Venue with the SU sabbatical officers, which O’Connor elected to

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Labyrinth committee have raised €14,000

October 31, 2012

The group who want to build the controversial Labyrinth in DCU have already raised €14,000 towards its construction. The Committee set up to promote the Labyrinth and create awareness of it will be meeting this

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Students urged to vote yes in Children’s Referendum

October 31, 2012

“The state should not have to wait for a near death situation before it can intervene” when it comes to the safety of a child, according to constitutional law lecturer and Green Party member, Roderic

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Olympic medallist attends honorary doctorate ceremony

October 31, 2012

David Rudisha, 800m world record-holder and 2012 Olympic gold medallist, was in DCU recently to witness the presentation of an honorary doctorate to his coach, Brother Colm O’Connell. Known as “the godfather of Kenyan running”,

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Men are more romantic: DCU SHAG week

October 31, 2012

Men are more romantic than women. Or at least according to Dr Liz McLoughlin, a DCU staff member, who gave a talk on the psychology behind sexuality during SHAG week. She said that it is

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Clubs and Socs

E-Soc launches Dragons’ Den competition

October 31, 2012

DCU’s largest society, the Enterprise Society (E-Soc), which promotes innovation and entrepreneurship among the student population, has launched an exciting Dragons’ Den style competition. Representatives from Irish Distillers and drinkaware.ie joined members of the society

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Counselling service encourages students to talk

October 31, 2012

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week in DCU, The College View spoke to the Head of the Counselling and Personal Development Service, Helena Ahern, who is a Psychologist/Psychotherapist, to find out what services are

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Clubs and Socs

RAG Soc and E-soc get DCU to ‘say hello’

October 31, 2012

DCU Raise and Give Society (RAG Soc) and the Enterprise Society (E-Soc) joined forces yes- terday to ‘say hello’ to everyone on campus. ‘DCU Says Hello’ was run by the two societies as part of

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Collins hoping to remove mental health stigma

October 31, 2012

Students’ Union Welface Officer, Neil Collins, is hoping that DCU’s Mental Health Awareness Week will remove the stigma from mental health problems. Collins hopes that students will open up about mental health and has a

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Clubs and Socs

LGBTA Society named DCU’s Best Dance Crew

October 31, 2012

DCU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight Allies Society (LGBTA) has been crowned the winner of DCU’s second annual Best Dance Crew competition. The group battled fellow DCU clubs and societies and received a standing

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Clubs and Socs

Eminem act wins Drama Stars In Their Eyes

October 31, 2012

Eminem stole the show at DCU Drama society’s Stars In Their Eyes event held on October 16th. Oisín Kelly emerged on stage having dyed his hair blond and gave a perfect imitation of the rapper’s

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Referendum on fees to be held this semester by DCUSU

October 17, 2012

DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty, has confirmed a referendum on funding third level education is to be held this semester. Speaking to The College View, Doherty said: “it was mandated through student council that

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Pre-drinking culture an issue in DCU

October 17, 2012

73% of DCU students have forgotten events from a night out because of the amount of alcohol they consumed, a survey for The College View has revealed. The survey, which asked students about their alcohol

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Clubs and Socs

Underwear run raises over €1,000 for charity

October 17, 2012

The DCU Raising and Giving (RAG) Society raised over €1,000 following the “Underwear Mile” charity fundraiser last Wednesday afternoon. Participants braved the elements and stripped down to their bare essentials in aid of various Irish

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Cuts to Erasmus programme may affect grants

October 17, 2012

Erasmus students might not receive their grants during the second semester of 2012/2013 due to cuts to the 2012 EU Budget, the European Commission has said. Eighty-four DCU students are currently abroad for the full

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No contact from USI – Clogher

October 17, 2012

DCU Students’ Union Education Officer, Aaron Clogher, has questioned whether DCU will return to be a member of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). Clogher confirmed that since taking over the sabbatical position during

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SHAG Week set to sex up DCU

October 17, 2012

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week hits DCU this week and students can get more than they might expect in exchange for the condoms they carry. Today, students can present condoms at the counter

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Big plans ahead for SU Paul Doherty

October 17, 2012

DCU Students’ Union will have a fight on their hands this year with the 2013 budget in December and SU President, Paul Doherty, believes that they will have to make sure “everything is kept above

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Collins enjoying Students’ Union role

October 17, 2012

Neil Collins is this year’s Welfare Officer in the Students’ Union and is tasked with dealing with a tough part of college life; the welfare of the entire DCU student body. He isn’t phased by

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Clogher loving busy SU life

October 17, 2012

Aaron Clogher is in for a busy time this year. With a referendum on fees and a referendum on USI affiliation both expected this year, Clogher has had a busy few weeks getting settled into