UCD’s Efforts Show a Dangerous Crusade to Attract Students at Any Cost | Opinion

Numbers seem to be everywhere these days. Be it the latest dosage of discovered coronavirus cases, the oft-repeated 2 metre mantra of social distancing or whatever that ‘R number’ claims to be (search me – I was a veteran of the back row in maths). But there is one number I do understand and if you’re a UCD student or just someone who cares about their physical wellbeing – you should too. That number is €100,000,000. Those six figures represent the financial blackhole faced by UCD for the upcoming year because of COVID-19 and what students will pay for not just from their pockets, but from their physical and mental wellbeing.