‘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 grassroots campaign to encourage people...

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 exams will be completed and...

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...

Solidarity, not sucking up: Stand up for the Common Room!

Campus is undergoing something of a renewal recently - two examples being the widely-despised University Club and the plan to build a...

HealthyUCD and the University as public relations machine

The HealthyUCD strategy was launched by UCD HR in March 2016 as both a ‘Health Promotion Strategic Plan’ and a public relations campaign and...

Diversity in philosophy

“What does a philosopher look like?” I have asked this question to a few students, friends, and family members. The answers included "depressed", a person...

Higher Education Funding: ‘The political inaction has surpassed many ‘dust-gathering on a shelf records”

There are many quotations on the value of education but few are more apt than that of Nelson Mandela who described it as “the...

Feeling the Exam Pressure?

Words by Muriel Smith, Claudia Gentile, Louise Barrett, Shauna Ecock, and Conor Matthews    Exam time is one of the most stressful experiences that students...

Students, workers and precariousness

We're Not Leaving, a group representing students, young unemployed and precarious workers, is hosting an event on precarious work tomorrow, Thursday 5th March at...

Op-ed: Why We Need to Overhaul Irish Abortion Legislation

This summer, the contentious Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 came under attention following two controversial news stories. The first was the United...

Op-ed: Senator Feargal Quinn – “Open Seanad Éireann, Don’t Close it”

The Government has recently signalled that it intends to hold a Referendum on abolishing Seanad Éireann in September. This will be a hugely important...