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
Confusion has arisen over whether a referendum will be held this year on re-affiliating with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) after a student petition last week. According to the DCU Students’ Union Constitution,
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by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) recommending the merger of DCU, Athlone IT, NUI Maynooth and Dundalk IT remains unpublished after the Minister for Education and three university presidents distanced themselves from
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
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.
DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty, has hit back at criticism from anti student-cuts group Free Education for Everyone (FEE) over DCU’s student loan deal with Bank of Ireland (BOI). The deal will see BOI
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
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
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
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
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
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
DCU President Brian MacCraith has hailed Freshers’ Fortnight as a great initiative to help new students in DCU. DCU Freshers Fortnight took place over the last two weeks to welcome all newcomers to DCU life.
DCU is involved in forming a new Institute of Education in Drumcondra. The university is working with Mater Dei Institute of Education (MDI), St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra (SPD), and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE)
By Adam Higgins Deputy News Editor DCU’s Secular and Sceptic Society plans to convince DCU Students’ Union (SU) to make campaigning for a secular Ireland part of the student’s union policy next year. The main aim
By Aoife Mullen News Editor DCU Students’ Union have announced the line up for Freshers’ Fortnight, which will run from 17th – 28th September 2012. DJ Fresh, Comedian Des Bishop and Britain’s Got Talent contestant,
By Aoife Mullen, News Editor DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty, has hit back at criticism from anti student-cuts group Free Education for Everyone (FEE) over DCU’s student loan deal with Bank of Ireland (BOI).
By Aoife Mullen News Editor Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn have launched a collaborative partnership between DCU, NUI Maynooth and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The 3U
By Aoife Mullen News Editor DCU is to lead an international research project into violent online political extremism. The project, called VOX-Pol, received €5.1 million in European grant funding and will explore the affects of
By Aisling Kett Deputy News Editor DCU’s Deputy President (Registrar), Anne Scott, was recently named one of Ireland’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women at an awards ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin. Professor Scott was