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Irish finance courses outside world top 50

March 13, 2012

By Adam Higgins DCU ranks outside the top 100 places to study a degree in finance according to a recent report. The latest QS world rankings leaves Ireland far down the list as a place

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Word on the Ground – Galway protest

March 13, 2012

By Gerard Madden, reporter from SIN NUIG   The Galway branch of the campaign Free Education for Everyone (FEE) led students on a march through the city last Wednesday in a protest against cuts to

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Referendum voting models altered

March 13, 2012

  By Frances Mulraney Class Rep Council voted to amend the funding models on which students would vote, if a second referendum were to take place on higher education funding. The council last Wednesday passed

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Alcohol Awareness Week at DCU

March 13, 2012

  By Sarah Bermingham   DCU Students’ Union joined forces with Drinkaware.ie recently to stage Alcohol Awareness Week, which aimed to encourage students to ‘rethink their drinking’. Events intended to challenge students’ knowledge of responsible

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DCUFM hosts student radio takeover

March 13, 2012

  By Aisling Kett   Members of DCUFM took part in the All-Ireland Student Radio Takeover last Saturday at the station’s headquarters in the Hub. The radio station teamed up with students from universities such

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No final decision made on Labyrinth

March 13, 2012

By Sam Griffin The construction of the proposed €50,000 Labyrinth looks set to go ahead after Students’ Union president Ed Leamy acknowledged the project would most likely proceed with or without the support of the

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Force take on IT Carlow In double header

March 13, 2012

  By Tom Rooney   The DCU Force senior and second sides both travel to Carlow this afternoon with an identical modus operandi; scalp the heavily favored opposition and secure a place in an All

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Kearney helps Ireland get back on track

March 13, 2012

By Will Slattery After the postponed French clash a few weeks ago there was a joke going around that the tied score line meant that Ireland came away with the best result they had gotten

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UCD spin-out companies to employ 50 people

March 13, 2012

By Suzanne Cooper Five new UCD spin out companies aim to employ more than 50 people between them by the end of 2013. They are among 19 spin-out companies that completed the Nova UCD Campus

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Sleeping rough for SVP

March 13, 2012

  By Aisling Kett One cardboard camp.  Roughly 20 students. A jumble of sleeping bags and handmade signs. It could only be the DCU SVP 24 hour sleep out. From 2pm on Wednesday February 22nd

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Sabbatical candidate hustings at CRC

March 13, 2012

By Gillian Fitzsimons DCU Students’ Union passed a mandate for future SU elections to hold a hustings at Class Rep Council (CRC), meaning candidates for sabbatical positions must now take part in a debate in

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Possible Facebook ban in library

March 13, 2012

By Gillian Fitzsimons Discussions about banning Facebook on campus and in particular the library are ongoing between the DCU Students’ Union executive and Information Systems and Services (ISS). Delivering the Executive Report at last Wednesday’s

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Rag week success in DCU

March 13, 2012

  By Aoife Mullen DCU Students’ Union achieved its goal of raising €10,000 for charity during Raise and Give (RAG) Week. The SU did not disclose the exact figure raised, but President Ed Leamy told

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Students attacked on campus

March 13, 2012

A group attack on campus left a female DCU student injured and her male friend with a broken nose, broken teeth and a fractured eye socket.

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Hackers sleep out in DCU

March 13, 2012

By Frances Mulraney Coders, designers, scientists, hackers, statisticians and enthusiasts flocked to DCU to express their interest in science and technology during the 36 hours of Science Hack Day Dublin 2012, which took place in

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Campaign fever hits DCU

March 13, 2012

By Frances Mulraney Enterprise Week, Know Your Rights Week, Seachtain na Gaeilge and Tech Week are all coming to campus in a busy week five. The DCU Alumni Entrepreneur Network takes place in the Gallery

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The Proposed UCD Constitution

March 5, 2012

By Lisa Gorry  Reading through the existing and proposed constitutions, I was struck by one particular addition. That is the article which reads “any person holding an elected position shall not use that position for

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First EGM in 24 years fails to reach quorum

March 5, 2012

By Catríona Hughes UCD Students’ Union spent over €3,000 on their first Emergency General Meeting in 24 years, despite being €1 million in debt. The meeting regarding staff members Jacqueline Carey and Anne Dunne, made

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Trinity affiliation with USI in question

March 5, 2012

By Suzanne Cooper Trinity College Dublin (TCD) held a debate last week regarding the college’s affiliation with the Union of Students in Ireland. Philosophical Society speaker David Byrne proposed the motion, “that this house would disaffiliate

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DCU RAG Events

March 5, 2012

By Aishling Kett The DCU RAG Challenge continues today with a pyjama day, in which students spend the day in their pyjamas to try raise €15 for RAG charities. The RAG Challenge is a set

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SU to lobby the government on voting age

March 5, 2012

The Students’ Union are to campaign for a reduction in the voting age from 18 years of age to 16. A motion supporting this was put forward at a Class Rep Council meeting and passed