“Build a home away from home:” Interview with GSU vice-presidential candidate Abhisweta Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee wants to support postgraduates with “empathy and humanity”

In the race for vice-president of the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), Abhisweta Bhattacharjee wants to build a “flourishing” relationship between the GSU and the postgraduate students it represents. With student welfare taking central focus in her campaign, Bhattacharjee explained that


Unique GSU hustings with “teething pains” as candidates set out campaigns over livestream

Sabbatical officer candidates took questions from a small but engaged viewership

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Candidates for Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) sabbatical officer positions fielded questions from postgraduate students this afternoon in a virtual hustings, marking a break from the traditional town hall format due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The hustings – which faced some “teething


College “not yet in a position” to allocate accommodation

In an email to students today, College announced that they would be unable to respond to accommodation applications.

In an email to students today, College has outlined that it is not yet able to allocate accommodation places to applicants for the 2020/21 academic year. 

The email, signed by Registrar of Chambers Philip Coleman and Warden of Trinity Hall


IUA calls for €20m ad campaign to attract international students

Jim Miley, Director of the Irish Universities Association, appeared on the Brendan O’Connor show today to call for the government funding.

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) have called for funding for a €20 million advertising campaign to attract international students to Irish universities  to be included in the next programme for government. 

Jim Miley, director general of the IUA, stated: “Covid-19


GSU elections to be run by independent online elections company

The GSU Electoral Commission has finalised the timeline for the Elections for GSU Sabbatical Officer elections for the upcoming academic year

Nominations for the Graduate Students Union (GSU) elections will open on May 11, it has been announced today. The initial candidate briefing is to be on May 15, with the campaign officially starting on the 18th. 

The GSU’s electoral commision


Trinity to establish coronavirus research centre with funding from AIB

AIB have committed €2.4 million in funding to go towards the project

Trinity and AIB have announced a collaboration project to establish a research centre in College to “urgently accelerate” Trinity’s immunology project tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. AIB has committed €2.4 million in funding to go towards the project.



UCD and UCC to offer free course to nurses to help battle coronavirus

Both universities are now offering an accelerated online course in intensive care treatment

University College Dublin (UCD) and University College Cork (UCC) have announced that they are to provide a free course in intensive care treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic, to allow more nurses to treat those infected with the virus.

The National …


Cork City Council voice opposition to UCC rent hikes

Cork City Council have expressed their support for students protesting against the proposed increases

At a meeting of Cork City Council last night, two motions were passed expressing the council’s opposition to rent hikes in student accommodation operated by University College Cork (UCC).

The first motion stated that Cork City Council would “write to …