Referendum to be held among postgrads to determine preference for next provost

The GSU has pushed back a motion on whether to campaign for living wages

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A referendum is to be held among postgraduate students to determine the group’s preference for the next provost of Trinity, which will be used to instruct Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) representatives how to vote in the election for provost. 



GSU Council votes down president’s annual report in protest against lack of questions

Attendees of tonight’s GSU Council meeting and AGM were not satisfied with the limited opportunity to put questions to the president of the union


A motion to accept the annual report of the president of Graduate Students Union (GSU) was voted down at tonight’s GSU Council, with attendees citing their inability to ask questions of Scanlon as their reason for rejecting the report.

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Executive officers elected at GSU AGM

Postgraduates expressed anger at how the elections and AGM were run


The executive officers of the Graduate Students Union (GSU) were deemed elected tonight at the body’s AGM, with voting having taken place online over the last couple of days. 

One of the newly elected officers, Serena Foo, who was returned


Harris announces government approval for SUSI review

The review will examine maintenance grants, the possibility of grants for part-time students and supports for postgrads

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris TD announced that plans for a review of the Student Grant Scheme under Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) have been granted government approval.

The SUSI system was established in 2012 following the


Students with disabilities or economic disadvantage achieve increased number of places in higher education

There was a 22% increase in acceptance to HEIs for students on the DARE scheme alongside a 15% increase of students on HEAR

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) and Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) published their Annual Report today, showing a 22% increase in acceptance of places in higher education by students with disabilities and 15% increase by students experiencing socioeconomic


Student reps to vote as a bloc for next provost following student-wide survey

With only six student votes in the upcoming provostorial elections, the union Council passed a motion to secure all student votes for one candidate

At tonight’s council meeting, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council passed a motion calling for a student-wide survey to determine the majority preference for provost candidate.

Six SU elected members sit on the committees of University Board and University …


Taoiseach discusses Covid-19, student nurses, Book of Kells, during Trinity visit

Martin emphasised the importance of “collective behaviour” to curb the spread of Covid-19

Taoiseach Micheál Martin touched on higher education and Covid-19 during a visit to Trinity’s campus this afternoon to see the new Book of Kells exhibition.

Speaking in the Exam Hall, Martin highlighted the importance of personal responsibility in the


Midlands and Midwest to expect newly established Technological University

Simon Harris accepted the application from Athlone IT and Limerick IT to dissolve and re-establish as a Technological University in line with a 2018 Act

Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology are to be re-established as a technological university after their application for such status was accepted by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris.

The process will see both institutes


Change in Erasmus grading requirements provokes uproar

European Studies students express confusion after being told that grades on their Erasmus year will now count toward their final degree

Second-year European Studies students were informed this morning that the upcoming academic year typically spent on Erasmus would now count for 30% of their final degree.

In an email from Senior Executive Officer of the Centre for European Studies Susan