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DCU Labour defend USI campaign presence

March 6, 2013

The Labour DCU Chairperson and USI representative on campus has defended the USI’s controversial presence on campus during the re-affiliation referendum campaign. Sean Rooney told The College View a lot was made of the fact

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DCU joins leading entrepreneurship network

March 6, 2013

DCU is the first university in Ireland to be designated an ‘Ashoka U Changemaker Campus’, joining a network of colleges and universities supporting the field of social entrepreneurship in education. The ‘Changemaker Campus’ is a worldwide

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Hundreds come to DCU for Science Hack Day

March 6, 2013

Hundreds of engineers, scientists and artists flocked to DCU’s hub last Saturday and Sunday to take part in Science hack day. Science hack day is a 36 hour event that brings together people from all

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Science research to receive €300m investment

March 6, 2013

More than 800 scientists will benefit from a €300 million investment in seven world-class research facilities across the country. The money which will be invested over a six year period, has been hailed as a

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DCU to adopt pro-choice stance

March 6, 2013

Over 50% of students voted for DCU to take a pro-choice stance on the issue of abortion. 719 of the 1,428  voters in last week’s referendum opted for a full pro-choice stance;where it will be

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George Hook visits DCU for Enterprise Week

March 6, 2013

Faith in the future and in yourself was the message George Hook gave to DCU students last Tuesday as part of Enterprise Society’s Enterprise Week. “You are all lucky” said the Rugby Commentator and Newstalk

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DCU re-joins Union of Students in Ireland

March 6, 2013

DCU students have voted to re-join the Union of Students in Ireland after a decade outside the organisation. 55% of students voted in favour of DCU re-affiliating with the USI, with 786 students voting yes

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New french connection to study opens in Ireland

March 6, 2013

Ireland now has its own Campus France, a public institution assisting students who wish to study in France. Campus France Ireland will inform Irish students about university degrees, exchange partnerships and scholarships available to them.

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Candidates for USI board announced

March 6, 2013

The candidates for the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) officer board for the 2013/14 academic year have been announced. The positions to be filled are: President, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Quality Assurance, Vice President

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USI referendum result could be scrapped

March 5, 2013

Students could face another referendum on affilition to the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) as the February’s result might be scrapped. A motion on the agenda for this week’s Class Rep Council, which was

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TB outbreak in DCU

March 1, 2013

There are fears a Tuberculosis (TB) outbreak in DCU could be much worse than originally reported.  On Friday, college authorities confirmed that two students had tested positive for non-contagious strands of the disease. However, The

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Voting suspended in DCU referendums

February 27, 2013

Voting in the USI and Reproductive Rights referendums have been provisionally suspended until tomorrow due to technical issues with ISS. At an emergency Class Rep Council held this afternoon, class reps voted to allow the

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USI President debates DCU affiliation

February 21, 2013

DCU would be tarnished by association with the Union of Students in Ireland, according to Chairperson of DCU Young Fine Gael Ryan Hunt. Hunt was speaking at the hustings for the referendum on affiliation with

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UCD to hold USI affiliation referendum

February 20, 2013

UCD Students’ Union will hold a referendum regarding its affiliation with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). UCD students will be given the option as to whether the college should pay over €100,000 to

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Mixed feedback for DCU Students’ Union

February 20, 2013

Over three quarters of DCU students are satisfied with DCU Students’ Union so far this year. 350 students were asked how they would rate the performance of the Students’ Union so far this year. 11%

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DCU using debt collectors to pursue student fees

February 20, 2013

Dublin City University is one of four Irish universities which engage with debt collecting agencies to pursue outstanding fees from students. Grainne Mooney, a public relations officer for DCU said: “The university uses a third

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Clubs and Socs to switch bank accounts from AIB

February 20, 2013

Many of DCU’s clubs and societies will switch their bank accounts from AIB after the bank’s decision to leave DCU campus. The general feeling among many club and society chairpersons is that they will switch

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DCU students face disciplinary proceedings for abusive emails

February 20, 2013

DCU students will face disciplinary proceedings if they send any offensive emails from their DCU email accounts. DCU staff members have growing concerns about the problem; some female staff members have been sent sexually offensive

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USI to campaign on campus for re-affiliation referendum

February 20, 2013

Both Labour DCU and the Union of Students in Ireland are to campaign for a yes vote in the upcoming USI re-affiliation referendum. The referendum will be held in conjunction with the Reproductive Rights referendum

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DCU students encouraged to participate in national survey

February 20, 2013

A national student survey will roll out throughout all universities and Institutes of Technology next month. As part of the higher education strategy, it will be the first time colleges will be measured and analysed

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DCU Ryan academy to support female start-ups

February 20, 2013

DCU Ryan Academy has set up a programme to tackle the gap between the rate of female and male start-ups in Ireland. The High Fliers Programme aims to help women start-up businesses. The Academy identified

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DCU LGBTA celebrates Ally Fortnight

February 20, 2013

DCU’s LGBTA has celebrated its ally members with Ally Fortnight, encouraging students to support issues affecting LGBT people, such as gay marriage, and to identify why they are an ally. An ally is someone who