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DCU student involved in innovative science book

November 14, 2012

DCU student Maria Delaney is one of the brains behind a new innovative science book launched recently. A Neutron Walks Into A Bar has been compiled by Maria, a Journalism masters student, who linked up

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MPS bring in the talent for media week

November 14, 2012

Ian Dempsey, Brian Dobson and Sean Moncrieff are just some of the speakers coming to DCU for Media Week 2012 running from 19th to 23rd November. Tracey Smyth, Media Production Society (MPS) events officer, said

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Almost 2,500 students graduate from DCU

November 14, 2012

Almost 2,500 students graduated from DCU last week with the ceremonies being held in the Helix. 14% of undergraduates were awarded a first-class honours degree with 15% of postgraduates leaving with a top level degree.

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Equality week launched by Students’ Union

November 14, 2012

This year’s Equality Week campaign aims to celebrate our differences but acknowledge our equality. The campaign was launched by the Students’ Union in The Hub on Monday with this year’s theme as “Fingerprints All of

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Large turnout expected at “hugely important” open days

November 14, 2012

The upcoming DCU open days are ‘hugely important’ to the university, according to DCU President Brian MacCraith. The dates have been set for this Friday and Saturday and prospective students are expected to turn out

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Movember events begin in DCU

November 14, 2012

Movember was launched in DCU on the 1st November with a ‘slave auction’ in The NuBar. DCU RAG Soc, Style Soc, MPS, Esoc, A&F society and DCU Rugby club were all involved in the auction

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Drinkaware campaign launched for DCU students

October 31, 2012

A new student campaign highlighting the consequences of embarrassing nights out has launched in DCU. The campaign is being run by drinkaware.ie, and it features images of students passed-out drunk on the toilet floor. On

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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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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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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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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