Petition launched for Trinity to implement “no detriment” policy for summer assessments

The petition, asking that students’ average mark not be brought down by these assessments, has over 250 signatures

An online petition has been launched urging College to implement a “no detriment” policy for this year’s summer assessments. The policy, similar to measures taken by several UK universities in light of the coronavirus pandemic, would mean that as long …


Trinity did not put contract for campus tours out for tender

The current holder of the contract, Authenticity tours, is run by assistant junior dean and Seanad candidate Joseph O’Gorman

Trinity did not put a €6.7 million contract to provide guided tours of its campus out for tender, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

The contract to become Trinity’s official tours provider, which is held by Authenticity Tours, …


College make partial U-turn on forcing residents out

Having an immunocompromised family member at home has now been added to the list of exempting criteria

Trinity have made a partial U-turn on plans announced last night to require residents of College accommodation to vacate their apartments.

Students who have temporarily left College will no longer be required to return to collect their belongings and empty …


Lorna Fitzpatrick condemns Trinity’s handling of requiring residents to leave their accommodation

The USI President said that the lack of engagement with TCDSU “is a huge problem”

Lorna Fitzpatrick, president of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), has condemned a decision taken by College that students must now leave their rooms on campus, in Trinity Hall, Binary Hub and Kavanagh Court unless they fit specific criteria.…


Research funders to take “pragmatic” approach to deadlines in light of coronavirus

The IRC, HRB, and SFI have said they will consider deadlines on a case by case basis

Three of Ireland’s largest funders of academic research have said they will take a “pragmatic approach” with regards to penalising researchers for missing deadlines due to the coronavirus pandemic, considering each instance “on a case-by-case basis”.

In a joint statement, …