UCD grant partial amnesty to students for Global Climate Strike

On Thursday, in an email circulated around many of auditors, and seen by the University Observer, Chair of the Societies Council, James Alkayed, ensured that no “society grants would be cut directly” over students attending the strike, but that “Freshers’ Week regulations must be adhered to.” Rules state that during Freshers’ Week, a society must have people manning their tables for at least half of the day. If they do not comply with this, they may lose their space.

“They don’t seem to understand anything that’s not a physical disability.” Access Centre accused of not providing adequate resources for students

Access & Lifelong Learning (ALL) is a resource offered to UCD students that advertises a range of supports, including financial, academic, and...

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Collie O’Neill departs UCD AFC by mutual consent

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Entertainments Officer byelection: Sophie Sheridan-Burns – “Putting an Ents-spin on things”

Former Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Officer Sophie Sheridan-Burns is a 2nd year Planning and Environmental Policy running for the position...

Entertainments Officer byelection: Thomas Monaghan – “Gunning for Ents officer since day one”

Social Science graduate and current Campaigns and Communications Officer, Thomas Monaghan is running for the position of Entertainments Officer with the Union...

Club Focus; Badminton

This Club Focus looks at the UCD Badminton Club, and includes an interview with Heather Wolfe, club secretary, who was keen to...

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Exploration of the universe is a dream nurtured by mankind more ardently than any other human venture. There’s something almost preternatural about...

The mentality of high performance in sport

Every time we watch professional sports, either on TV or in person at the event, we expect a high level of performance....

Op-Ed: For all our progressive election laws, the Irish voting system still needs reform

As final exams and thesis deadlines approach; modules, research, lecture notes, labs and all things in between are at the forefront of...

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