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University News

TCD ranked highest of Irish Universities

October 17, 2012

There were no Irish universities named in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education’s (THE) latest University World Rankings list. Trinity College Dublin (TCD) was best of the Irish, after they moved up seven

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Articles

Conan O’Brien made honorary Trinity patron

October 17, 2012

US chat show supremo, Conan O’Brien, was in Dublin last Thursday to receive an honorary degree from Trinity College Dublin (TCD). In his acceptance speech, the 49-year-old told how he had looked at the Facebook

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Articles

UL to hold Symposium on David Bowie

October 17, 2012

University of Limerick (UL) is holding a three-day event dedicated to David Bowie, marking the 40th anniversary of Bowie’s 1972 hit single, “Changes”. This is an academic event, which will discuss the career and cultural

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UCD Sunday Times University of the Year 2012

October 17, 2012

University College Dublin (UCD) has been named as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2012. It’s the second time the university has been awarded the title since the award began 10 years ago. The

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Clubs and Socs

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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DCU News

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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National News

DCU fails to make top 400 Universities

October 4, 2012

DCU has failed to make the top 400 in the Times Higher Education University Rankings, with no Irish universities featuring in the top 100 list of the latest list. Earlier this year, DCU ranked 46th

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DCU News

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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DCU News

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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Articles

USI attack BOI over Postgrad Loans

October 3, 2012

Bank of Ireland (BOI) have also come under fire from the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) for their new postgraduate loan scheme. USI President, John Logue said the postgrad loan scheme will make it

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USI threaten legal action over withheld grants

October 3, 2012

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have threatened legal action against any County Council withholding grants based on payment of the household charge. The threat comes on the back of Clare County Council sending

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Articles

Woman faces jail for attending GMIT

October 3, 2012

A woman who failed her first year examinations faces jail unless she complies with a court order preventing her from attending lectures in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Despite failing, Anna Marie Flanagan, from Co.

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Clubs and Socs

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

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DCU News

Increase in demand for DCU Programmes

October 3, 2012

By Adam Higgins, Deputy News Editor Sixty-seven per cent of DCU’s degree programmes increased in entry points in this year’s first round CAO offers. DCU made 2,364 first round offers to CAO applicants this year, providing

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Articles

UCDSU owed over €120,000 by Student Bar

October 3, 2012

The UCD Students’ Union is owed more than €120,000 by the Student bar, according to UCDSU President, Rachel Breslin. Union representatives have blamed the liability on financial mismanagement. Breslin told UCD’s The University Observer: “From

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DCU News

Secular Society want SU to lobby for secular Ireland

October 3, 2012

DCU’s Secular and Sceptic Society plans to convince the Students’ Union to make campaigning for a secular Ireland part of their policy next year. The main aim of the society is to fight for the

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National News

Dublin Bike scheme expansion to include DCU

October 3, 2012

DCU is set to be included in a planned expansion of the Dublin Bike Scheme. This is part of a plan to treble the amount of available bikes from 500 to 1500. Fifty six new

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DCU News

DCU Ryan Academy Launches Mentorship Initiative

October 3, 2012

Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Séan Sherlock was in DCU recently to launch the Menter Iontach Nua, an Irish-Welsh entrepreneurship initiative for members of the Ryan Academy. The main

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Articles

TCD to vote on disaffiliation with USI

October 3, 2012

Trinity College students will vote to secure or disaffiliate their relationship with the Union of Students of Ireland (USI) from the 1st to the 4th of October. Following months of uncertainty and heated debate the

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DCU News

DCU join with AIB for laptop scheme

October 3, 2012

DCU has joined with AIB to give students the opportunity to purchase a DCU SmartBook laptop. The SmartBook is a HP Business laptop designed for DCU students. DCU partnered with Typetec to create the laptop