Here’s the UCD news you might have missed this month!

UCD Student Darragh McElhinney stars in RTÉ show ‘My Uni Life’

Darragh McElhinney, a talented track and field runner and a fourth-year student at University College Dublin, was the star of the latest episode of the RTÉ documentary show ‘My Uni Life’. While aiming for the upcoming 2024 Olympics, McElhinney is studying History and Politics in Newman – quite the opposite of Olympic glory! Find the full episode on RTE Player.

UCDSU Launches ‘Commuter Breakfasts’ Initiative


UCD’s Student Union (UCDSU) is launched a commuter breakfast Initiative on Tuesday, January 30th. The Initiative hopes to provide practical support for UCD’s cohort of commuting students. These free breakfasts will supply food to 200 students every Tuesday from 8 am until stock lasts in Café Brava in the Student Centre, reports Ellen Clusker.

UCD student reveals bedbugs “most likely” came to Britain with the Romans

Roman soldiers may have been the ones to introduce bedbugs to Britain! So Katie Wyse Jackson, a University College Dublin student found out while working at a dig-site in Britain as part of her research masters in archaeo-entomology with the UCD School of Archaeology.

Harris Releases New Student Accommodation Policy

This month a new student accommodation policy has been released detailing how “student accommodation can play an integral part in freeing up the private rental market”, by Simon Harris the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has revealed. Harris promised to “commit state investment to building more houses for students”, Reports Thomas Boyle.

Hugh Dooley – Co-Editor