College moves to introduce winter exams

The proposal to introduce winter exams went through the first step of the approval process earlier today

College has taken the first steps towards introducing winter exams at the end of Michaelmas Term. The proposal to facilitate winter exams alongside existing exams has gone through the first step of approval, following a vote by university Fellows.

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College Health Service error in correspondence results in student being put in “physical danger”

The Health Service sent correspondence to the student’s home address against their wishes


The College Health Service has contradicted a student’s instructions not to send any correspondence to their parents’ address, resulting in severe emotional and financial distress for the student.

The student had previously given explicit notification to the College Health Service


GSU Council passes motions supporting UNCRPD and trade unions

The passing of the motions earlier this week mean that the GSU is mandated to support the issues


Trinity College Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) has passed a number of motions at their most recent Council. One of these motions is to support the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).



SU Council votes on motions on academic senate and legislation on scientific censorship

Both motions were passed at tonight’s SU Council


Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed motions on the formation of an Academic Senate and on support for legislation against scientific censorship.


The motion mandating TCDSU to form an Academic Senate was proposed by Education Officer Dale

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TCDSU Ents Officer reacts to first Trinity Ball acts

Ents Officer Padraic Rowley gives Trinity News his take on the first four acts announced to play at Trinity Ball


With Trinity Ball just over two months away, the first acts of the line-up were announced earlier this week. The Riptide Movement, Wilkinson, SG Lewis and Nick Johnson are all scheduled to perform at the on-campus event. Trinity News spoke …


Trinity based research group awarded €560,000 to research 5G technology

The award is part of the €5m ORCA project to support the EU’s connectivity plan


A research group based at the CONNECT Centre in Trinity has been awarded €560,000 to research 5G technology.

The award is part of a €5m Orchestration and Reconfiguration Control Architecture (ORCA) project, which is funded by the European Union’s (EU)


Science Gallery International signs agreement to open gallery in Venice

Science Gallery Venice will be based on the model pioneered in Trinity


The Dublin-based non-profit Science Gallery International (SGI) has signed an agreement with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice to establish a Science Gallery in the city, based on the model pioneered in Trinity. The agreement was signed by CEO of Science …


University heads support introduction of student loan scheme

Institutes of Technology said the scheme may be suitable for honours degree courses


Heads of Irish universities have expressed their support for the introduction of a student loan scheme to tackle the funding crisis in higher education at the Oireachtas Education Committee discussions yesterday,

However, representatives from Institutes of Technology (ITs) argued there

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The Hist and Pol Soc’s US Election lock-in

Sinéad Harrington went to the The Hist and PolSoc’s election lock-in and reports on the high tension event.

“The true political enthusiast could be found huddled around these monitors, watching for each and every development in the swing states. The walls were covered with maps of the US and county maps of the swing states, ensuring that every


Patti Smith recieves the Burke Medal at the Hist

The award-winning author, poet and influential singer-songwriter warmly accepted the Medal for Oustanding Contribution to Discourse through the Arts yesterday at the GMB.


“She communicated an inspiring message about the power of individuals to effect change in the world, saying: “The people have the power to redeem the work of fools.””

Singer-songwriter Patti Smith visited the Hist yesterday afternoon to receive the Burke

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