University News

UCD ban sale of sugary drinks

June 28, 2018

The ban is the first of its kind in the country, in an effort to comply with the World Health Organisation’s “Healthy Campus” concept.

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Opinion

The impact of gender-neutral bathrooms

March 7, 2018

The idea of gender neutral bathrooms is for inclusion and equality, the idea that everybody, no matter your gender, can do their business in a place they feel safe and comfortable.

GAA

Carthy and DCU primed for UCD showdown

February 7, 2018

Niall Moyna’s DCU advanced to the Quarter Finals last Wednesday after a battling 1-07 to 0-07 over Dundalk Institute of Technology to set up a clash with old foes UCD in a repeat of the

Articles

UCD vote to impeach SU president

October 27, 2017

UCD students have voted overwhelmingly in favour of removing their Students’ Union president Katie Ascough from office after she blocked the publication of abortion information in a freshers’ magazine. The results showed that more than

Opinion

Should the UCD SU President be impeached?

October 11, 2017

In having the magazine reprinted, Ascough cost the student body €8,000 – the maximum fine for publishing such information is €4,000. Barry Murphy, UCD SU’s Campaigns and Communications Officer, alleged how difficult the Repeal campaign had been to run with Ascough as President and told the University Observer of disagreements with her over the repeal budget and class reps and “showed discomfort” with the placement of UCD for Choice in the Freshers’ tent.

Features

Are arts degrees a waste of time?

April 5, 2017

As University College Dublin (UCD) announce a huge overhaul of all of their arts courses, in an effort to make their graduates more employable, the question is posed whether this improvement is enough.

Opinion

Opinion: Students say ‘no’ to consent classes

March 8, 2017

Consent classes in University College Dublin (UCD) have been cancelled due to a lack of interest but this does not mean that the classes are not absolutely vital for students. Emily Crowley discusses.

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University News

UCD President proposal

November 30, 2016

There has been backlash among the students and staff of UCD following the President of UCD, Andrew Deeks’ proposal to remove Latin from UCD degrees and graduation ceremonies.