Around 200 students gathered at the Dining Hall this evening.
Fifty top-performing students will be awarded €5,000 bursaries and will participate in Huawei’s 'Seeds for the Future' programme.
Dublin City Council has given permission for at least 1,055 beds to be rented to non-students.
The union is calling for no new course places to be given without living spaces provided.
The system was put in place ahead of freshers' week.
Ryan Alberto Ó Giobúin and Ursula Quill confirmed today they were contesting the race.
College has also 'reassigned other spaces to improve capacity issues around face-to-face teaching'.
Students who spoke criticised the use of old lecturer recordings and their disappointment at predominantly virtual timetables.
Investment per student for tertiary education was slightly higher than the OECD average.
The service will target students who have not had the chance to get the jab.