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In response to Covid-19, Trinity is allowing Erasmus to continue for Michaelmas Term on a voluntary basis

The Erasmus programme at Trinity has given students the opportunity to experience both a new university and culture since the 1980s. For many students, the chance to study abroad is considered a vital part of their college experience and may

“Leadership will be redefined in the Covid crisis”: Interview with GSU presidential candidate Gisèle Scanlon

“I don’t think there will be any excuse for not bringing the kind of principles like inclusion, diversity, vision and community to college or graduate school”

Gisèle Scanlon wants to build a compassionate Graduate Students Union as GSU President, a goal fuelled by the promise that “my empathy will make me a good leader”. Scanlon brings four years of experience in the Graduate Students Union to

“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

“We’re rewriting the rulebook:” Interview with GSU vice-presidential candidate Joseph Keegan

Keegan, in his campaign for vice-president, sees postgraduates as the “cornerstone” of college

Covid-19 has opened a new page in a book that Joseph Keegan wants to write for the Graduate Students’ Union. After pursuing and completing a post-graduate certificate in Creative Thinking, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Trinity last year, he hopes to

Drama in drama: The effect of Covid-19 on Trinity’s drama students

Studying drama while social distancing presents a unique set of challenges

Since Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the closure of schools and universities on March 12 and Trinity suspended classes, students and staff across a variety of disciplines have been forced to adapt to unprecedented conditions in an increasingly uncertain society. Students …

Seanad elections: Looking at the big picture is “the kind of thing I do,” says Joseph O’Gorman

Having spent over 30 years making decisions behind the scenes in Trinity, O’Gorman is running for a Seanad seat

Joseph O’Gorman was heavily involved in Trinity society life as a student and, more than three decades since his graduation, that hasn’t changed. O’Gorman has worked with the Central Societies Committee (CSC) for over 30 years, assisting behind the scenes …

Seanad elections: David Norris on why you’ve “always got to earn the vote”

Ireland’s longest-serving senator discusses Seanad reform, the future of LGBT+ rights in Ireland, and why he’s inspired by student activism

The infamously gregarious David Norris was first elected to the Seanad in 1987, making him the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland. Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from Trinity 20 years …