TCDSU Council vote against supporting the Cut the Rent campaign

All sabbatical officers voted for the motion, other than the TCDSU president, Lauren Beston, who abstained from the vote

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has voted against a motion to mandate the union to support the Cut the Rent movement, following lengthy and heated discussion.

The motion, which was defeated, stated that “the continuing housing crisis disproportionately


Dual Degree Programme set to add more course options

The addition of STEM courses is up for approval at the next University Council meeting

New courses will be added to the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Trinity. Three programmes have been approved for student entry next September: Film, History of Art and Architecture, and Classics. 

Professor Juliette Hussey, vice-president for global relations,


DCU students launch petition against DCU student deportation

Petition asks Minister Charlie Flanagan to stop the potential deportation of a DCU student

Dublin City University Students’ Union (DCUSU) has started a petition advocating against the deportation of DCU student Mehwish Saquib. Saquib is currently living in Ireland in direct provision after having fled Pakistan eight years ago. 

The petition is directed towards


Mature Student Committee established at TCDSU Council

The motion was proposed by the Mature Students PTO and was seconded by the TCDSU Education Officer

At Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union Council (TCDSU), the council voted to create a Mature Student Committee within the union. The motion was proposed by Jimi Donohoe, the Mature Students Part-Time Officer (PTO) and was seconded by TCDSU Education Officer


Provost encourages nominations for female bust in the Long Room

Nominations have opened for a new marble bust addition to the Long Room of the Old Library

The Provost, Patrick Prendergast, has called for nominations for a female scholar to be memorialised in a bust sculpture in the Long Room of the Old Library.

The email, to all students and staff, requesting nominations stated that all nominees


Higher Education Minister proposes changes to Trinity governance

Academics are opposed to the changes, fearing that college will lose its independence

The Government has proposed to reduce the membership of Trinity’s ruling body, the university board, from 27 to 15 in an act which some Trinity academics say would diminish College’s autonomy. 

The proposals come from Higher Education Minister Mary Mitchell