News

UCC experiment with alcohol-free student accommodation

October 9, 2013

University College Cork are this year piloting a sceme whereby the consumption of alcohol has been prohibited in certain on-campus accommodation. Garrett Lavin found out that DCU’s Accommodation Department have considered introducing simliar.

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Clubs and Socs

DCUfm 12hr broadcast smashes target

October 9, 2013

Radio buffs Sean Defoe and Eoin Sheahan exceeded their fundraising target for the Irish Cancer Society as they produced and presented a 12-hour broadcast live from the DCUfm studio on Fresher’s Week.

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Communications graduate scoops major radio award

October 9, 2013

DCU Communications Studies graduate Anne Marie Duffin has just scooped a major prize at the national radio awards, the ‘PPIs’. Sarah Curran chatted with her about her recent success.

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DCU News

Drogheda student named DCU VIP Fresher

October 9, 2013

Drogheda student Nadine Faughey West was awarded the inaugural DCU VIP Fresher Award for 2013. Rebecca Marie O’Connor caught up with the 18-year-old who’s prize haul includes free accommodation and free entry to all DCUSU entertainment events.

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Further cases of TB confirmed in DCU

October 9, 2013

Three further cases of TB have been confirmed amongst DCU students, with some parents expressing concern over the lack of information being issue on screenings, as Finnian Curran reports.

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Just 3% of students report unwanted sexual experiences

October 9, 2013

A recent survey conducted by the Union of Students in Ireland has found that just 3 per cent of Irish third-level students report unwanted sexual experiences, despite 16 per cent encountering them. The study surveyed over 2,750 students online earlier this year, as Suzanne Cooper reports.

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DCU News

Freshers week: A social round-up

October 9, 2013

Freshers Week 2013 proved a hit with incoming and continuing DCU students, with Grammy Award-winning 90s star Coolio headlining the Freshers’ Ball and Neil Delamere returning to his old alma mater to create some comical mischief with a favourable audience. Sharron Lynskey reports.

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DCU News

Employers recruit at Accounting, Finance and Law fair

October 9, 2013

More than 1,000 jobs were on offer at the recent DCU Careers Service Accounting, Finance and Law Fair, where students had the opportunity to meet with employers and recent university graduates now employed by the big firms.

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DCU News

DCU based company launches new Fantasy Football app

October 9, 2013

A DCU-based start-up has recently launched a new Fantasy Football App to coincide with the start of the UK Premiership season. Darragh McGrath spoke to the brains behind the invention, Dr. Padraig Doolan.

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UCD students vote for a smoke-free campus

October 9, 2013

UCD students have voted in favour of making their campus a smoke-free zone, however their Students’ Union Equality and Welfare Officer is not sure whether the ban can be implemented. Trinity College are said to be considering a similar move, as Laura Colgan reports.

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Digital footprints could make students unemployable

October 9, 2013

Students could be making themselves unemployable, a social media expert has told the inaugural conference of the Education and Training Boards Ireland. Emily Bodkin warns students of the potential dangers and advises on how these can be avoided.

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DCU News

President Higgins’ DCU speech sparks debate

October 9, 2013

President Michael D Higgins delivered an ‘Ethics for all’ lecture at DCU last month, in which he commented on the nature of Ireland’s education system and the need for social good to be at the core of political decision-making. His speech has sparked debate amongst those who feel he is crossing the lines out of a President’s brief.

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National News

What about the Seanad?

September 26, 2013

With just one week to go until we decide whether or not to keep one of our Houses of the Oireachtas, The College View looks at what exactly it is the Seanad does.

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Clubs and Socs

DCU students sleep in the snow for charity

July 6, 2013

Over €2,500 was raised by the DCU St Vincent De Paul society from their second ever 24-hour sleepout last week. The “homeless camp” housed twenty people for the night with the numbers varying over the

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Political

UCD delegates walk out of USI Congress

July 6, 2013

Delegates from UCD Students’ Union chose to leave the floor of the USI Annual Congress last Thursday after a disagreement with the Steering Committee regarding the passing of a motion that was not debated. The