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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

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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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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

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Esoc tops Clubs and Socs with 1138 signing up

October 17, 2012

DCU’s Enterprise Society is set to become the largest club or society in DCU following a huge turn out yet again this year at registration days held from the 1st to the 3rd of this

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Rag Soc represents Ireland in SIFE World Cup

October 16, 2012

DCU’s Raising and Giving society last week represented Ireland at the 2012 Enactus World Cup. Enactus, formerly known as SIFE, is a non-profit organisation that challenges the world’s students to create innovative solutions to real

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Finnegan critical of ‘abortion on demand’

October 12, 2012

Tom Finnegan has criticised the UK and the Netherlands for having what he described as ‘abortion on demand’. Mr. Finnegan, the parliamentary assistant to Senator Rónán Mullen, stepped in for Senator Mullen at a talk

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DCU strategic plan unveiled

October 3, 2012

The Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, has praised DCU and their new strategic plan ‘Transforming Lives and Societies’, saying that staff and students coming together would create a new force from within DCU. Launching the

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Report recommending merger of DCU and other colleges shelved

October 3, 2012

A report commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) recommending the merger of DCU, Athlone IT, NUI Maynooth and Dundalk IT remains unpublished after the Minister for Education and three university presidents distanced themselves from

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RAG representing Ireland at SIFE competition

October 3, 2012

Raise and Give Society (Rag Soc) are representing Ireland at the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) 2012 World Cup in Washington this week, having won the inaugural national SIFE competition during the summer. RAG Soc