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Higher Education

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

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

Students' Union Affairs

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 for the Entertainments Officer race...

Societies

Belfield FM apologise over comments concerning the Traveller community made on ‘Up Late With...

Management at Belfield FM released a statement on 22nd March, apologising for comments made about Pavee Point directors, Martin Collins and Ronnie...

Policy referendum to extend the Student Centre Levy

The Student Centre levy is a €254 fee that students are required to pay yearly in addition to the contribution fee. Unlike...

UCD Windsurfing in violation of AUC safety rules

The UCD Windsurfing Club have been found to be in breach of safety regulations and have organised events without the support of...

Referendum on Student Centre Levy to be held alongside executive elections

UCD Rowing Captain Max Murphy, of the 'Yes' campaign, has confirmed that a referendum will be held on the continuation of the...

Questions of legitimacy arise over ‘threatening’ claims in Student Centre levy document

Director of Student Service and Facilities Dominic O’Keeffe has apologised for the circulation of a document which has been described as a...

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