Trinity Covid-19 research receives funding of €4.8 million, in partnership with SFI

Minister Harris announced the investment this morning

This morning, Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Science Simon Harris announced a €4.8 million investment into the immunology research of Covid-19 at Trinity.

The project is led by Trinity in collaboration with researchers at University of Limerick and University


USI has “constructive meeting” with Minister Harris

The union hopes the creation of the new department will “lead to a strong education system that is truly accessible to all”

This afternoon, Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI) President Lorna Fitzpatrick and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kevin McStravock had a “constructive” meeting with the new Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris. 

On Saturday, Harris was appointed


New resource launched with information for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming students in higher education

The project originally began from a Trinity Equality Fund grant

Today, the National LBGT Federation (NXF) launched a new resource guide, which provides information, advice, considerations, and reference materials for the inclusion and protection of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students and staff in higher education, as well as for


Minister Harris urges students to apply for SUSI grant before deadline

The new minister has said that the grant scheme is “flexible” and can address loss of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic

This morning, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD urged students who have not yet applied for Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grants for the 2020/2021 academic year to do so before July 9.


“Positive meeting” between Provost, IUA and Simon Harris on future of new higher education department

Impact of Covid-19 among issues raised in meeting between Provost and new minister

Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Science Simon Harris met with the Irish Universities’ Association (IUA) and Provost Patrick Prendergast on Tuesday morning to discuss the future of the new higher education department following the appointment of the new government


International students told to bring sufficient toiletries and clean clothes for 14 day isolation

No overnight guests or parties to be permitted during Michaelmas Term

College has asked overseas students that are required to self-isolate to arrive in September with sufficient “personal toiletries and medicines” for the two week isolation period, as well having “sufficient clean clothes”, as they will not be provided with individual


Many universities have “no record” of sexual violence on campus

A USI survey released last week found over half of women have experienced sexual misconduct on campus

A survey by the Irish Independent has found that many colleges around the country have “no record” of sexual assault on their campus, with Trinity reporting that it does not have data on  “reports of sexual misconduct, harassment, assault or