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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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DCU News

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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National News

Marriage equality a human rights issue, according to TDs

November 28, 2012

Marriage equality is an issue “not for the gay community alone”, according to Labour Party TD, Aodhán Ó’Riordáin. Speaking at a marriage equality talk organised by DCU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Ally (LGBTA) society,

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University News

Minister Burton addresses grant delay problems

November 28, 2012

Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton told DCU students the grant application system should be open earlier to avoid delays in grant payments to students. The Minister addressed a branch meeting of Labour DCU last

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Articles

Inquiry launched by Minister to inspect finances in WIT

November 28, 2012

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is under inquiry by order of the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn over the relationship between WIT and the companies providing on-campus services. This decision comes after the June report

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Dobson: No one should be refused the right to education

November 28, 2012

RTÉ broadcaster Bryan Dobson said he hopes “nothing is done which diminishes accessibility to third level education to any young person in Ireland”. In an interview with The College View following his talk as part

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USI protests outside Gilmore’s office and Dept of Education

November 28, 2012

Over 500 students took to the streets last Monday in an attempt to persuade government officials to keep their promise and not increase third-level fees. The protest took place in Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s constituency, with

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Articles

Proposed amendment to University Act needs more discussion

November 28, 2012

DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty, says that the proposed amendment to the University Act needs more discussion before they take a stance on it. Speaking to The College View, Doherty said: “Because there’s a

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DCU News

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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University News

Sandé honoured with UCD James Joyce Award

November 14, 2012

Musician Emeli Sandé has joined a star-studded list as she has been presented with the James Joyce Award from the Literary and Historical Society at University College Dublin. The Scottish singer-songwriter has been honoured for

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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

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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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University News

UCDSU angered at library closure

November 14, 2012

The UCDSU and student body were left angered after the decision to reopen the UCD James Joyce library on Sundays was postponed in the last few weeks The Students’ Union announced the decision on their

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University News

UCDSU receive over €1m in BOI loans

November 14, 2012

UCD Students’ Union have been granted loans of over €1million from Bank of Ireland to help sort financial difficulties. Loans totalling €1.075m were taken out by two separate legal entities, UCDSU Ltd and UCDSU Commercial

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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