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Hillary Clinton highlights front lines of human rights

December 12, 2012

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton believes it’s important for governments to respond to criticism and not repress it. Speaking in DCU last Wednesday during her two day visit to Ireland, Secretary Clinton addressed the

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Little Christmas comes to DCU

December 12, 2012

Santa came early to DCU on Thursday December 6th with the Little Christmas fair organised by the DCU Saint Vincent de Paul and Raising And Giving (RAG) societies. Santa’s Grotto was among the attractions in

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“Don’t be that girl/lad” campaign launched

December 12, 2012

The Students’ Union launched their Alcohol Awareness campaign for the 2012/13 year on Monday, December 3rd. This year’s theme is “Don’t Be That Girl/Lad” and is targeting  student drinkers who need friends to mind them

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Convenors reports accepted by CRC

December 12, 2012

Two Students’ Union Convenors accused of breaching SU rules will remain in their positions after Class Rep Council decided not to bring impeachment proceedings against them. Business Convenor Neil Mulhern and Science and Health Convenor

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First year drop out rates

December 12, 2012

Forty eight first year students have dropped out of their DCU courses so far this year, according to Aisling McKenna of the President’s Office. The main reasons given for cancellation of registration were people “changing

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Students vote in favour of free education system

November 28, 2012

A fully free system funded by conventional taxation will now be the official stance of the DCU Students’ Union on funding third level education following the referendum last week. Option 5 on the ballot paper

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Cash from campus bookshop stolen in robbery

November 28, 2012

Gardaí are investigating an armed robbery which took place last Thursday outside the Hodges Figgis bookshop on campus. The incident occurred around 1:45pm as takings were being transported from the bookshop to a secure cash-in-transit

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Convenors could face impeachment

November 28, 2012

Two Students’ Union Convenors accused of breaching SU rules will find out on Wednesday evening if they could be removed from their positions. Science & Health Convenor Sarah ‘Flano’ Flanagan and Business Convenor Neil Mulhern

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No postgrad officer elected after vote

November 28, 2012

The position of DCU Postgrad officer will not be filled for this academic year as not enough votes were cast by the student body to secure a valid referendum. Only two students ran for the

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Media professionals address DCU students for Media week

November 28, 2012

Leading RTE News Anchor, Bryan Dobson officially launched the Media Production Society’s Media Week by addressing media students last Monday. A wide range of media professionals came in to speak to students throughout the week,

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DCU societies hold mock same-sex marriages

November 28, 2012

DCU’s LGBTA, Drama and Amnesty Societies held mock same-sex marriages as part of DCU’s Equality Week. The mock marriages were held outside the Henry Grattan on Thursday November 15th. The marriages were held between members

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SU to consider options following referendum

November 28, 2012

Students’ Union Education Officer, Aaron Clogher said the SU will speak with various individuals and interest groups in the coming weeks to determine the approach the Union will take after DCU students voted for a

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Access Service applications increase by 75%

November 28, 2012

Dublin City University’s Access Service, a group which helps prospective students who may not consider university as a viable option due to  financial or social reasons, says there has been a huge increase in interest

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Nobel Laureate urges students to act on climate change

November 28, 2012

Nobel Laureate (Nobel Prize winner), Professor Mario Molina has urged DCU staff and students to act collectively in response to the problem of global climate change. Speaking in the Helix last Wednesday, November 21st, as

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Students give their view on the grant system

November 28, 2012

A survey carried out by The College View has found that of the 47% of students who applied for a maintenance grant this year, 42% have received their first payment. A further 17% have received a letter

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Over 11% of DCU drop outs are due to financial issues

November 28, 2012

Over the past four years 130 students have dropped out of DCU due to financial problems. In the 2010-2011 academic year when the registration fee increased to €2,000, 38 students dropped out of their course

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Cash from campus bookshop stolen in robbery

November 22, 2012

Two men on bikes made off with a sum of money from the Hodges Figgis bookstore on campus today. The incident occurred at around 1.45pm this afternoon as shop takings were being moved from the

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SU Conveners could face impeachment

November 22, 2012

Two Student Union Conveners accused of breaching SU rules will find out on Wednesday evening if they could be removed from their positions. Science & Health Convenor Sarah ‘Flano’ Flanagan and Business Convenor Neil Mulhern

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DCU professor amongst top earner in Irish universities

November 14, 2012

Director of Biomedical Diagnostics at DCU, Professor Michael Berndt, is amongst the highest paid staff in Irish universities. Prof Berndt’s workings in DCU coincide with his role within the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) that

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Taoiseach praises Age-Friendly University initiative

November 14, 2012

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has praised the tremendous work done by DCU in developing an Age-Friendly University initiative. The initiative highlights the role that universities can play in responding to the various opportunities and challenges associated

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Business students unhappy with INTRA programme

November 14, 2012

Business students have expressed their unhappiness with the 12-month DCU INTRA placement programme, in which they work full-time for a company in a related field. The most common complaint was having to pay the full

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GAA players receive GPA scholarships through Ryan Academy

November 14, 2012

Seven Gaelic Players Association (GPA) hurlers and footballers received a Diploma in Professional Selling from Business Training Solutions International (BTSI) after completing a 40 week training period. The students completed a series of lessons based