Op-ed: Postgraduate and “casual” teaching staff are taken for granted by Trinity

A Trinity TA opens up about about the precarity of being a teacher in an Irish university

Contrary to popular belief, teaching and lecturing at university by no means automatically guarantees secure employment, ample time to pursue research, and a cosy office in which to do it. Over the past decade or so, especially since the recession

Trinity has a seagull problem

The rampant bullying of students by gulls has reached a crisis point

Trinity students are living in fear. In the Arts Block, students whisper in huddled groups. At lunchtime, they sit on the floor together and cry into their Sprout salad boxes. In between lectures, they rush from one building to the

Proceduralism is killing TCDSU

SU Council should not be a space where campaigns are put on trial by a suspicious and disbelieving jury

Procedure takes priority in TCDSU. Every motion given a hearing must be proposed and seconded by two class reps, or other Council members. Alternatively, ten “ordinary” students can propose a motion. It is not clear why this is a requirement,

Trinity’s keycard system is woefully inefficient

In a college that markets itself as a home of “groundbreaking” innovation, students and staff are plagued by issues with keycard access

Despite their differences, Trinity’s on-campus accommodation and Dartry Halls share a number of similarities. You share living spaces with your friends and peers. If you want to have more than eleven people in your apartment at one time, you have

The exploitation of nursing students must end

Trinity’s nursing students suffer from widespread negligence and mistreatment

Nursing and midwifery students face isolation from campus life throughout the academic year. The nursing building is located away from campus and all the main centres of student life, such as House 6 or the SU café, meaning even during

Burnout affects all activists

It can be difficult to see beyond the present and envisage a future where the goals of activism are achieved

For me, Reading Week could not have come at a more perfect time. Essays and assignments were piling up, but my energy was being consumed by thoughts of other things. I’ve been feeling disheartened about trying to achieve the future

Extinction Rebellion suffers from its white middle class image

The Extinction Rebellion climate activist group has a good cause, but is not inclusive of all socio-economic backgrounds

The Extinction Rebellion movement is occurring all over the world. It’s making big waves in the news and is attempting to pave the way for big social changes. However, recent events have led people to consider whether the primarily white,

Student library monitors shouldn’t be necessary

Desk monitors will help to prevent desk-reserving, but long-term problems of overcrowding and inadequate opening hours are the root of the library’s space issues

The news that college intends to recruit a team of students as “desk monitors” in the library during exam time has been met with a mixed reaction across campus. It has become increasingly clear that the practice of “desk hogging” …

Accessibility issues are excluding students from society life

Trinity’s poor accessibility is preventing students with access requirements from being active in College society life

Trinity’s societies often face criticism for being “cliquey” or “exclusive”, and that statement is taken even further in the case of students with mobility issues and access requirements. For many, societies are a very important part of college life, often