News

USI concerned over referendum date

March 20, 2018

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are concerned that any delays finalising the wording of the Eighth Amendment referendum would mean that students will be left unable to vote.

Blogs

Only one candidate runs for DCUSU President

February 27, 2018

Only one student is running for President in the DCU Students’ Union elections, leaving the race uncontested. There are currently 6 candidates running for the 5 paid sabbatical positions in the Students’ Union, with no

Opinion

The fight to vote

February 21, 2018

To make our country truly democratic, it is natural to argue that our registration system needs to come up to speed.

University News

50% of Arts graduates feel their degree is irrelevant

February 7, 2018

Half of Arts graduates feel their course is relevant to their current employment according to the Higher Education Authority. A new report published by the HEA surveying graduates of the class of 2016 revealed that

Opinion

Should zero-hour contracts be abolished?

November 22, 2017

The problem with these contracts is security or lack of it which is fair. It is hard to expect people to function under these conditions. But does an all-out ban mean nothing but positives for employees around the country. It begs the question will employers now offer sable contracts or just let more staff go and take on 2 permanent part time staff in the future.

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National News

Irish students pay second highest fees in Europe

November 15, 2017

Irish students are paying the second highest fees in Europe behind the UK. However, only 60 per cent of Irish students are actually paying full fees as almost half were aided by the grant system

News Features

Online gambling can negatively affect students

November 2, 2017

There was a pungent stench of weed, cigarettes and stale alcohol that clouded the air of the small room. Excited chatter and electronic music pulsated throughout the empty space while the gyrating bodies were getting

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Features

Sacrificial goals: balancing life with college

October 25, 2017

Most college students have things other than college going on in their lives. Whether that’s work or individual interests and hobbies, sometimes life itself can get in the way of fulfilling ones full potential in college. No matter how hard

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University News

Youth Employment Scheme announced for 2018

October 25, 2017

A new internship programme aimed at young people who find it difficult to enter employment will be launched next year, announced Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty.

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University News

DCU celebrates 20 years of international studies

September 27, 2017

Organisations should develop a strategy which embraces the LGBTA community, revealed the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces on campus last Tuesday. Vice Admiral Mark Mellett gave a keynote lecture in honor of the

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