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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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Farmers may be means tested for student grant

February 20, 2013

Farm and business assets may be included in means testing for the student grant. Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has put forward proposals that would change the way students from farming backgrounds or those with

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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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UCD egg throwers avoid expulsion

February 20, 2013

Three students who attempted to egg Taoiseach Enda Kenny during his visit to UCD have avoided expulsion from the college. Suzanne Lee (23), from Belfast, Ben McCormack (24), from Chichester, England and Aidan Rowe (22), from

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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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UL to offer over €80k in annual scholarships

February 20, 2013

University of Limerick has announced that it will offer another €88,000 worth of scholarships to high performing students who will begin their studies in the 2013/14 academic year. The scheme will award scholarships of €2,000

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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

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Students attend postgrad fair in RDS

February 20, 2013

Over two thousand students attended the ‘Postgrad Ireland: Further Study Fair’ in the RDS, Dublin, last Wednesday. The postgrad fair offered students a variety of information and resources on further education opportunities. There were over

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SU runs Mental Fitness Week

February 20, 2013

DCU Students’ Union is presenting a range of inspiring, educating and entertaining events this week in an effort to make students more attentive of their mental fitness. Building on the success of last semester’s Mental

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Students criticise ‘intimidating’ SU ‘clique’

February 20, 2013

While the results of the survey indicate the majority of students are happy with the SU’s performance this year, some students described the Students’ Union as an intimidating clique and criticised Class Rep Council (CRC) meetings. In

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Campaign for reproductive rights referendum

February 20, 2013

The Union of Students in Ireland will be campaigning on the upcoming reproductive rights referendum in DCU. USI are able to campaign on campus as student Sean Rooney registered with DCU returning officer Aideen Holden on their

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Music Soc win big at Refreshers’ Day

February 20, 2013

DCU’s Music Society was one of the big recruiters this Refreshers’ Day, adding 40 members. Public Relations Officer of the Music Soc, Sarah Jordan said some of the new members “showed up to our Open

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Over 50% of DCU students from outside Dublin

February 20, 2013

More than half of Dublin City University students are from outside of Dublin. Just under 6,000 of DCU’s 11,923 students are from counties outside of the capital, with just under 10% of the DCU student

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Trinity’s University Times apologises to Iona Institute

February 20, 2013

The University Times has apologised to the founder of the Iona Institute, David Quinn in relation to defamatory remarks printed in articles in the paper last month. The Trinity student newspaper had been threatened with legal

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Aaron Clogher responds to SU survey results

February 20, 2013

DCU Students’ Union Education Officer Aaron Clogher has hit back at criticism the SU don’t interact enough with students. Responding to the results of The College View SU survey, Clogher said the Students’ Union do

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Referendum on USI re-affiliation to be held in DCU

February 6, 2013

Class Rep Council have voted to hold a referendum on re-affiliating with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The referendum will be held in conjunction with the Reproductive Rights referendum on February 26th and 27th. DCU

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AIB to leave DCU campus after 20 years

February 6, 2013

Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has decided to up and leave DCU campus and relocate services to their Santry branch. After more than 20 years on Campus grounds the bank is due to cease it’s operations

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DCU could become a ‘Changemaker Campus’

February 6, 2013

DCU could be designated a leading institution in social entrepreneurship education. The accreditation would be part of the “Changemaker Campus” initiative, a worldwide partnership of leaders in social innovation. The initiative was started by Ashoka,

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Minister Sherlock launches competition run by DCU centre

February 6, 2013

The 2013 All-Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) was launched by Minister for Research and Innovation, Séan Sherlock last month. The competition is run by the DCU led centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL). The AILO will