National News

Dr Nicky Bertollo wins innovation award for drug and vaccine patches

October 31, 2018

Dr Nicky Bertollo has won the 2018 University College Dublin (UCD) Allergan Innovation Award for the innovative potential within his research to develop a new microneedle patch design to improve drug and vaccine delivery of the skin, giving him a research bursary of €7,000 to allow him to bring his novel microneedle patch design to the next stage of development.

News

UCD staff divided over €14m staff club

October 3, 2018

Divisions have emerged in UCD between staff and students about the building of a private staff club costing €14 million, with confusion over funding.

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.