Getting the best fresh start with Welfare First: Laura Grady, Welfare Candidate

Laura Grady is proud of many things. Her native Sligo, particularly since moving to Dublin for college; getting picked at 12 to play GAA in Croke Park and of course, Westlife. Grady’s participation in numerous campaigns like Body and Soul Week and her role as Volunteer Coordinator on the TCDSU’s Welfare Committee is another thing […]

Making College more Accessible: Damien McClean, Welfare Candidate

  Damien McClean is a Senior Sophister Mathematician from Louth. He is currently the Citizenship Officer in the Students’ Union and a Student Ambassador in the Global Room.   While recalling his first year at Trinity, McClean says “I did not feel comfortable until I got to Trinity”. He found the university to be open […]

Putting a focus back on Mental Health: Meabh Cullen, Welfare Candidate

  Meabh Cullen is a third year Environmental Science student who is heavily involved with the Disability Service within Trinity. She serves as both an ambassador for the Disability Service, and as a Part-Time officer for Students with Disabilities in the Students’ Union. As well as finding the work hugely rewarding, Cullen mentions “Active Listening”, […]

Boosting the “community feel” in College: Rachel Skelly, Welfare Candidate

  Rachel Skelly is a Junior Sophister Single Honours Geographer from Clontarf, Dublin. Last April, she was elected the Students’ Union’s Gender Equality Officer. Along with society tasks and work on gender issues, Skelly has also participated in a number of art projects round college such as face-painting, drawing on her experience as a children’s […]

“Being stressed with college and assignments are struggles everyone goes through in college”: Emma Purser Welfare Candidate

Emma Purser is a Senior Sophister World Religions and Theology student from Stradbally, Co. Laois. She is an S2S peer supporter, a current member of the SU Lobby Group and Liaison Officer for QSoc. She has been an SU Class Rep since 2014 and has previously been public relations officer (PRO) of the SU Welfare […]

Leadership Race: How does Trinity vote?

    A poll conducted by Trinity News has predicted the winners in each of the upcoming TCDSU Leadership Race elections. The poll of 1,010 students, carried out from Wednesday, February 17, to Friday, February 19, predicts that Kevin Keane and Laura Grady will win the President and Welfare races respectively, and that all uncontested […]

Man vs. Campus

  With no money, no food and no place to stay, I managed to live on the campus of Trinity College for five days, relying only on my wits and natural survival skills to make it through this week-long stay in one of the most hostile and dangerous terrains known to a young BESS student. […]

Keeping up with College: UT candidate Dominic McGrath

University Times editor candidate Dominic McGrath has emphasised his past experience working with the paper over the past three years; from deputy news editor, to news editor and now holding the deputy editor position under current Editor Sinéad Baker, it’s clear McGrath’s focus lies in developing a strong news section.   As part of his manifesto, […]

Numbers of Irish students opting for the HPV Vaccine drops considerably

  “The three of the most Googled searches for the vaccine in Ireland all involve phrases such as ‘controversy’, ‘side effect’ and ‘is it safe?’”    A Trinity professor has criticised the lasting impact that fearmongering online has had on the Irish public after recent revelations that the number of female students opting to receive […]

Tackling the “insider culture” of the SU: Education candidate Alice MacPherson

Alice MacPherson is a Senior Sophister History and English student and is the candidate in the uncontested race for Education Officer of the SU.   In an interview with Trinity News, MacPherson expressed her surprise that four of six sabbatical positions including her own are to be uncontested. She said that “I think a massive part […]

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