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Temporary Halls restrictions to lift on Monday

Residents were prohibited from hosting guests and parties for two weeks, after over 30 Covid-19 cases were reported

This evening, College announced that the “temporary restrictions” introduced in Trinity Hall are to be lifted on Monday, November 29. 

College have said that this development “is thanks to the Trinity Hall students and staff for their perseverance during the

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Lecturers respond to criticism over “re-using lecture content” from last year

Academic staff took to Twitter to discuss the amount of work they say is involved in preparing lecture videos

Trinity lecturers have pushed back against criticism for “re-using” last year’s lecture recordings. 

At the beginning of term, the University Times (UT) reported: “lecturers from at least five schools are re-using lecture videos recorded last year for classes this term.” 

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College to move ahead with both in-person and online exams

Vice Provost Orla Shiels said that “advice to universities is unlikely to change”

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College has provided “clarification” on the plans for Michaelmas Term assessments, but has not pledged to reintroduce mitigation measures or cancel in-person exams.

In an email to all students and staff this afternoon, Vice Provost Orla Shiels outlined the plan …

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TCDSU calls on Trinity to reinstate mitigation measures for Michaelmas exams

The union has asked College to provide clarity on its contingency plans in light of rising rates of Covid-19

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have called on College to reinstate mitigation measures and clarify its contingency plans to students. 

In a press release published this evening, Education Officer Bev Genockey said that TCDSU was “disappointed” that students have

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USI and Harris to launch spiking awareness campaign

The announcement follows reports of potential needle spiking incidents in Dublin and Limerick

An information campaign to raise awareness of spiking is to be launched, following a number of reports in recent weeks of drink and needle-based spiking in Ireland and the UK.

Yesterday (November 5), Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, …

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5,879 vaccines administered at college vaccination centres across two vaccination weeks

Around 500 people were vaccinated at Trinity’s pop up clinic last Wednesday

A total of 5,879 vaccinations have been administered from clinics at third level colleges since September. 

Last week, HSE pop up vaccination centres were set up on college campuses for the second time this term, during an another “College Vaccination

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TCDSU to lobby College for a “reorganisation of timetable publication dates”

The motion noted that the late publication of timetables “negatively impacts the livelihood” of students and staff

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At Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council this evening, a motion was passed to advocate for the “reorganisation of timetable publication dates”. 

The motion was proposed by senior sophister music class representative Daniel Vives-Lynch and seconded by David Boylan,

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Vice Provost asks schools to flag obstacles preventing a full return to campus

TCDSU President announced progress on the open letter calling on schools to re-timetable after reading week

Schools are being asked to “flag obstacles getting in the way of a full return to campus”.

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Leah Keogh has announced an update on the Open Letter sent by the sabbatical officers last