College confirms that “not much will change” for Trinity

In an email to students this evening, Provost Patrick Prendergast explained that because of College’s previous preparations, not much will change in Trinity as College is operating at a “very high level of safety”


In an email sent to students this afternoon, College confirmed that “not much will change for our university”.

The email, which was signed by Provost Patrick Prendergast, stated: “We know this is a difficult time for many of you who


No mention of higher education in Taoiseach’s restrictions announcement

Primary and secondary level education will stay open in deviation from prior Level 5 restriction outlines

In an expected move tonight, the government has decided to implement Level 5 restrictions on the country for six weeks, starting Wednesday night. 

Implications for the higher education sector were not mentioned by the Taoiseach during his address to the


Students face continuing WiFi connectivity problems in accommodation

“We are not able to attend our classes with internet dropping at random points”


As students move to the third week of classes, with the majority of classes being moved online until further notice, many students are still facing internet connectivity issues in their student accommodation.

First-year students living in Trinity Hall (Halls) in


Leaving Cert students receive renewed access to Calculated Grades portal as updated grades are released

6,100 students are owed higher grades than they had initially received

Students impacted by the grading system error that left over 6,000 Leaving Certificate students with lower grades than deserved were able to access updated results at 6pm on Saturday evening.

On Wednesday, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris


Ents petition seeks to “reinvigorate” the committee for future students

Students who have brought the recent petition forward explain their position and plans to Trinity News

A group of students who are or have been directly involved with the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union Entertainments Committee (TCDSU Ents) have brought forth a petition this week, with the goal of calling a referendum in the Trinity College


Modules cancelled with short notice create timetable havoc

Cancelled modules in business and social science courses meant students needed to change their choices at the last minute

Across several courses, many students received notice that modules they had planned to take for the coming year had been postponed to another term or cancelled altogether within weeks before the start of the academic semester. 

Philosophy students received an


Students call for referendum to “Save Trinity Ents”

In replacement of a single sabbatical Ents officer, the petition would promote a TCDSU constitutional amendment to hire four part-time heads for a “revitalised and modern structure”

A petition has been launched aiming to reform Trinity Ents and its associated sabbatical officer position. Yesterday morning, a new Instagram page entitled @savetrinityents_signpetition posted images promoting the petition and encouraging students to sign it.

The Entertainment (Ents) officer is


International students faced loneliness, boredom and “vastly overpriced” meals during quarantine

Many international students have been required to isolate upon arrival into Dublin

International students have reported facing loneliness and boredom, as well as frustration at “vastly overpriced” meals provided by Trinity, after quarantining in student accommodation for two weeks before starting classes.

Students arriving to Dublin from countries not on Ireland’s Green


Trinity opens free Covid-19 testing centre and pilot reporting programme

Findings from the voluntary self-reported system may be published in scientific journals

The on-campus Covid-19 testing centre in Trinity, the only free university testing centre in Ireland, has commenced operation on September 28.

The service is being conducted alongside a pilot programme involving voluntary, periodical self-reporting of symptoms that is available for