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...

Op Ed: Phillippa White on Continuous Assessment

With debate still roaring over UCD’s decision to abolish passing by compensation, Philippa White believes that it is only the first step in establishing...

Op-Ed: Amy Bracken on the value of unpaid internships

With criticisms of unpaid internships mounting and the government’s JobBridge scheme being met with scepticism, freelance television researcher and journalist Amy Bracken explains why...

Op-Ed: Feminism is for everybody – Bridget Fitzsimons

Feminism is the real F-word these days. Despite an rise in journalism about gender equality, feminism and television, film and other culture pertaining to...

Op-Ed: Chairperson of the Student Legal Society Pat Fitzgerald on UCD Residences’ onerous Licence to Reside

With 3000 students signing Licences to Reside to move into on-campus accommodation next week, Chairperson of the Student Legal Service, Patrick Fitzgerald warns of...