Advice Columns

“It’s actually a beautiful thing to be able to be so diverse, to have...

Helen’s parents had dramatically different journeys before settling in Ireland. Despite hailing from the same village in western Ukraine, they had never...

Thundering typhoons, it’s Tintin!

Séamus Sweeney was a contributor to the University Observer in 1998-2000. He passed away last week, aged 44. This piece is one he wrote for us during his time in UCD. He is survived by his wife, three young children, his mother and his extended family.

Like the wailing from exam halls, I will continue to wander these corridors. It’s...

Another year has come to an end in this cesspool of privilege and ineffectual council, and now we sit in sober and...

“I’m either Irish when I’m in Ireland or I’m all Filipino when I’m in...

For my parents and everything they’ve done for us For some Filipino children, it’s common to have a...

Procrastination Nation

With exams rapidly approaching, the daily college bustle is slowly warping into the teeth-grinding, life-or-death hustle. Time is never on our side,...

Student Voices

Mandatory remuneration for student occupation

Many college students are faced with compulsory placements and no guarantee of payment. A day’s work warrants compensation, writes Niall Hurson.

The Cost of Being a Woman

As a young woman in a (generally) progressive, optimistic society, it really bothers me how expensive it is not to become pregnant. 

‘These are the people who wouldn’t think twice about helping others’ – Student nurses and the labour market

The phrase “nursed back to health” derives from the altruistic work nurses do for us on the daily. Nurses are there for...

‘My Queer Diary’ and why trans representation matters in theatre

As both a Drama student and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I'm a strong believer in the concept of politicised theatre....

Accessibility Audit: Accessibility isn’t a joke, but UCD is

On the 17th October, a group of us set out onto campus in UCD to test and experience what so many students in UCD...