A a 22-year-old student remains critically ill in hospital after suspected ecstasy consumption
University News

Ecstasy use among Students at an all-time high

April 19, 2017

Gardaí fear that ecstasy use among second and third level students has reached an all-time high. Last week, a 22-year-old college student was left in critical condition in Sligo University Hospital following a night out

New app launched to help students get a taxi home on night out
University News

New app to help students get home safely

April 19, 2017

A new student service, Dash (Driving All Students Home), is making its way across the country by allowing students to get taxis even when they have no cash, bank card or phone on them while

1,100 students are to receive maintenance grants.
University News

Maintenance grants for postgraduate students.

April 19, 2017

The department of education have announced new changes for postgraduate and mature students being implemented in the 2017/2018 academic year on the 3rd of April.

The Careers Services will conduct a full assessment of the scheme in order to expand and improve on it.
University News

Number of applications for Mentorship Programme Increases

April 19, 2017

The DCU structured mentorship programme received nearly twice as many applicants this year than in 2016 says Head of DCU careers services, Yvonne McLoughlin. The programme, which aims to pair second-year students with alumni mentors

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Health

DCU STEM projects receive millions in funding

April 19, 2017

Three projects from DCU were awarded funding this month from the Science Foundation Ireland for research projects in the areas of sciences, technology, engineering and maths. (STEM)   Each project is currently being led by

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News

Engineering drops in CAO first preferences

March 22, 2017

The numbers of CAO first preference applications for Engineering in DCU has risen despite a decrease of 5 per cent in first preference Engineering applications nationally.

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National News

Drug testing kits to be introduced in Irish nightclubs

March 22, 2017

Free drug testing kits could soon be provided by nightclubs to check the ‘purity’ of substances bought by users to help reduce the risk of accidental death. The tests will ensure drugs such as cocaine

The Department of Education is part-way through a plan to train 700 students in Irish from 2016 to 2022. The aim is that they accept jobs in the EU – who themselves hope to have all documents and websites as Gaeilge by 2022.
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Demand for students with Irish degrees grow

March 22, 2017

Irish degree programmes offer better career prospects than expected:  This time last year Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada went on a language strike, speaking nothing but Irish despite the lack of translation resources available in Brussels. This proved a

700 SIPTU members working for TCD including library workers, security guards, maintenance staff and administrative staff are voting on taking administrative action against TCD management. Image Credit: Graham McGrath
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TCD employees to ballot for industrial action

March 8, 2017

Roughly 700 SIPTU members working in Trinity College Dublin are set to ballot for industrial and strike action in a dispute over the failure of being granted permanent contracts from management. Among the 700 non-academic

Researchers at Trinity College are trialling the drug ketamine as a treatment for depression
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Trinity to introduce Christmas exams by 2018

March 8, 2017

Trinity College Dublin students have votes in favour of the introduction of Christmas exams beginning in the academic year 2018/19 according, to the Trinity Student Union.