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USI launch Don’t be that Guy campaign

February 6, 2013

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have launched the “Don’t be that Guy” campaign, a sexual assault awareness campaign targeting potential offenders. The campaign uses strong images with the taglines “It’s not sex when

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USI and Drinkaware launch toolkit for RAG weeks

February 6, 2013

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Drinkaware.ie have launched an Alcohol Awareness Toolkit for Students’ Union officers as RAG Week approaches for many colleges around the country. The guide offers advice and resources for communicating

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Trinity College to offer alternative to points race

February 6, 2013

Trinity College Dublin is launching a new admissions policy, with less reliance on CAO points for students who wish to apply. Under the new scheme, which will be brought in in September 2014, students will

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Quinn increases Student Assistant Fund by €3 million

February 6, 2013

Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn recently announced the allocation of an extra €3 million to the Student Assistant Fund, which is available to students suffering from financial difficulty. The injection will bring the

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UCC pays $1 million for Great Book of Ireland

February 6, 2013

University College Cork has paid $1 million (€752,000) to acquire the Great Book of Ireland. The book was scripted in Dublin between 1989 and 1991. It contains the handwritten work of nine composers, 121 artists

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New enterprise course aims to tackle youth unemployment

February 6, 2013

A new Dublin-based programme aims to help young people beat unemployment and start their own enterprises. Occupation Transformation, an 18-week, FETAC-accredited course, is being run in conjunction with non-profit organisation PARTAS. Chief Executive of PARTAS,

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UCD to abolish passing by compensation

February 6, 2013

University College Dublin plans to end the practice of students passing modules by compensation from September 2013. At present, UCD students who fail a module with an E grade but have achieved an overall grade

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NUI Maynooth involved in Cancer research breakthrough

December 12, 2012

Researchers in NUI Maynooth’s biology department have joined forces with the University of Chicago in producing breakthrough research in the search for a cancer cure. Dr Gary Jones and Dr Naushaba Hasin of NUIM’s Yeast

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Experts claim Ireland can only have one leading university

November 28, 2012

A report published by a leading group of international experts claims Ireland is not capable of withstanding more than one leading university. The ranking of Irish Universities has continued to decline over the last number

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SUSI grant system a “complete shambles”

November 28, 2012

Over 45,000 students are still waiting for their grants to be processed by the new centralised student grant authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Ten weeks into the college term, only 16% of students who

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Minister Burton addresses grant delay problems

November 28, 2012

Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton told DCU students the grant application system should be open earlier to avoid delays in grant payments to students. The Minister addressed a branch meeting of Labour DCU last

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Inquiry launched by Minister to inspect finances in WIT

November 28, 2012

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is under inquiry by order of the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn over the relationship between WIT and the companies providing on-campus services. This decision comes after the June report

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Dobson: No one should be refused the right to education

November 28, 2012

RTÉ broadcaster Bryan Dobson said he hopes “nothing is done which diminishes accessibility to third level education to any young person in Ireland”. In an interview with The College View following his talk as part

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USI protests outside Gilmore’s office and Dept of Education

November 28, 2012

Over 500 students took to the streets last Monday in an attempt to persuade government officials to keep their promise and not increase third-level fees. The protest took place in Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s constituency, with

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Proposed amendment to University Act needs more discussion

November 28, 2012

DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty, says that the proposed amendment to the University Act needs more discussion before they take a stance on it. Speaking to The College View, Doherty said: “Because there’s a

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Sandé honoured with UCD James Joyce Award

November 14, 2012

Musician Emeli Sandé has joined a star-studded list as she has been presented with the James Joyce Award from the Literary and Historical Society at University College Dublin. The Scottish singer-songwriter has been honoured for

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UCDSU angered at library closure

November 14, 2012

The UCDSU and student body were left angered after the decision to reopen the UCD James Joyce library on Sundays was postponed in the last few weeks The Students’ Union announced the decision on their

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UCDSU receive over €1m in BOI loans

November 14, 2012

UCD Students’ Union have been granted loans of over €1million from Bank of Ireland to help sort financial difficulties. Loans totalling €1.075m were taken out by two separate legal entities, UCDSU Ltd and UCDSU Commercial

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Gerry Adams calls on DCU students to stand up

October 31, 2012

Sinn Féin leader and TD, Gerry Adams, has called on DCU students to “stand up” and call for a “different type of Ireland”. Adams was speaking at the Union of Students in Ireland public talk

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Anti-fees campaign a failure, says USI President

October 31, 2012

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) President, John Logue has admitted the student rally to Leinster House last year was a failure. Going forward, he believes students need to become proactive and loud in targeting

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Education minister confirms delays on grant payments

October 31, 2012

Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, has confirmed that of more than 60,000 applications made to the new central student grant processing authority over the summer, decisions have been made on just over 12,000 applications while