Collie O’Neill departs UCD AFC by mutual consent

League of Ireland Premier Division relegation candidates UCD AFC have confirmed the shock departure of manager Collie O’Neill following the club’s record...

Arts students represent over half of all course leavers in UCD

The University Observer has learned that 484 full time students studying Arts left their courses between 2015 and 2017, the highest number...

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EU passes controversial new copyright legislation, potential benefit for universities

The directive creates a huge potential for libraries and universities to digitise their archives, including books, films, and audio recordings. If material is still under copyright, but not commercially available, then it will be legal for libraries and universities to digitise.

Varadkar rules out student loans as universities struggle to bridge funding gap

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ruled out any options for third level funding that would see an increase in fees or the implementation of a student loan scheme. His comments come after protests and lobbying from Students’ Unions and USI. He had previously made comments voicing his opposition to a US or UK style student loan scheme, although he refused to categorically rule them out until recently

Forget Netflix, Watch Golf. Now in Its Greatest Ever Season.

The Open Championship begins on Thursday July 18, at Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim. It is...

‘Local issues on a European stage’ – Canvassers count down to the #EUelections2019

Ross Boyd, a Social Sciences and Cultural Innovation student in DCU talks about This Time I'm Voting, a...

Returning office responds to complaints of canvassing on student residences

Complaints have been made to UCD Residences regarding Entertainments Officer-elect Thomas Monaghan’s behaviour during the by-election period...

Why the EU elections should matter to us – A call to arms

By the 24th May, the caffeine-fuelled late nights in the library will be behind us. Our final...

Monaghan and Nic Fhionnlaoich elected in Union by-election

After less than an hour and a half of counting, Thomas Monaghan and Míde Nic Fhionnlaoich have been elected to the roles...

Hustings roundup: Questions of professionalism at the centre of debate

Reporting by Dylan O'Neill and Brían Donnelly The by-election Hustings saw the sole candidate for the role of Irish...

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...
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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...

Who’s winning the space race?

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...

The problem of the ‘crowd mentality’

Born in Jamaica, having an underprivileged upbringing and a troubled youth- all the while honing his skills in the shadow of Wembley...
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