Thursday, 1 November 2018
UCD STUDENTS’ UNION HOLDS A TOWN HALL MEETING
To Address Construction Noise Disturbance in On Campus Accommodation
Today, approximately 50 students attended UCD Students’ Union Town Hall meeting held in the Fitzgerald Chamber at 3:00pm. The Town Hall meeting was held in response to a large volume of complaints received by the Union over the past week. Over 200 complaints were received by email and in person from students and parents, many speaking in detail of the numerous effects the construction noise has had on their daily lives.
UCDSU has a petition that lists the key changes which need to happen to improve conditions for students living in on campus accommodation. It is available for students to sign at UCD Students’ Union reception and for staff to sign at the Common Room Club.
Barry Murphy Students Union President said;
‘In the current situation students are unable to study in their rooms. They are woken up at all hours of the night and early morning due to construction noise. They have obstructed and isolated routes to college and to other residences on campus. They have received very poor communication from UCD Residences. This is completely unacceptable.
The frustration from students at today's UCDSU Town Hall meeting has given the Union a clear instruction to advocate for change for all students involved.
We will be continuing to knock on doors to provide information on how to submit noise complaints to the County Council and we will assist students throughout the entire process.
We are speaking with University Management to relay all concerns that have been highlighted to us and we will work with staff to achieve change for these students.’
If you are personally affected or if you would like to stand in solidarity with students affected by this issue, please come to the Students’ Union reception to sign the petition.’