Motion passed at SU Council to create Commercial Revenue Steering Group

The motion follows recent discussion of TCDSU budget deficit and limited government funding for higher education

A motion was passed at this evening’s Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council,  mandating the creation of a Commercial Revenue Steering Group. The motion, which was carried over from the previous Council, was proposed by current Communications and Marketing


Comms and Marketing candidate Niall Harty talks “depoliticising” resources and society collaboration

Harty is one of three candidates running for the position

Niall Harty is a Senior Sophister Philosophy student and one of the three candidates running in this year’s Communications and Marketing Officer election. Trinity News sat down with Niall to talk about his views on the role and his campaign


Trinity spent €30.6 million over past six years on consultants and legal firms

The college’s spending on private firms has increased

  Trinity spent €30.6 million over the past six years on hiring private firms, more than any other higher education institution in the country, according to the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Third level institutes have collectively spent over €150 million on


Trinity partner with Irish Times for Citizen Science initiative

The initiative will give readers and citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions on scientific topics.

Trinity is partnering with The Irish Times to work on a new Citizen Science initiative from which a number of different projects will be developed and promoted. Members of the public will be asked to fill out a questionnaire based


NUIG Access Centre introduces 170 new undergraduate places

The places are available for QQI, FET and FETAC applicants


The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) Access Centre has introduced 170 new full-time places for undergraduate students entering from Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), Further Education and Training (FET), and Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) routes,


School of Nursing and Midwifery receives €300,000 for mental health project

Trinity will lead the project, in collaboration with several other universities


The Trinity School of Nursing and Midwifery has recently received €300,000 in funding for an Erasmus+ mental health project called STRENCO. The project aims to promote a collaborative approach towards mental health, primarily emphasising collaboration between students, academics, practitioners and


More women than men hold third level qualifications in Ireland

According to the latest CSO figures, 55% of women aged 25-34 have third level qualifications compared to 43% of men


The latest Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures for 2016 shows that 55% of women aged between 25 and 34 have third level qualifications compared to 43% of men in the same age group. The gender wage gap is also widening,


Study finds HPAT does not accurately measure empathy

The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal Open assessed empathy levels in 290 undergraduate medical students from UCC

A new study has shown that the Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT) does not accurately test empathetic or interpersonal skills.

The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal Open, assessed empathy levels in 290 undergraduate medical students from

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