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 […]

Comms and Marketing: Interview with Úna Harty

Úna Harty, JS Nanoscience student, is the sole candidate in this year’s Communications and Marketing Officer election. Trinity News say down with Úna to ask about her qualifications,  her plans for the role and her views on the SU.   Harty is enthusiastic about what can be achieved in the Comms Job: “If no one’s […]

“Ents for All”: Interview with Jonah Craig

  Jonah Craig has jumped head first into the entertainment scene in Dublin with lots of experience to back up his candidacy for Ents officer: the third year Computer Science student was the JCR Ents officer in Trinity Hall, runs the club night BoraBora with a group of friends, and is the current treasurer of […]

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Kevin Keane

As Deputy Chair of the Lobby Group and president of SUAS Trinity, SS Law Student Kevin Keane puts the concept of College as a community in itself at the forefront of his campaign. “College has given me a lot and I’ve been really lucky to get a lot out of College and I think my […]

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Thomas Emmet

  Thomas Emmet is a fourth year History student from Co. Wicklow, and currently holds the position of TCDSU Environmental Officer. Being only the second person to act in this role, Emmet believes he has had to work hard to make Environmental Officer a “legitimate position” within the Students’ Union. His success in this role, […]

SU Presidential Race: Interview with Bryan Mallon

  Bryan Mallon is a Senior Sophister Irish Studies student from Co. Meath. Mallon is the current chairperson of DU GAA and vice-chair of the Fianna Fáil Wolfe Tone Cumann. Mallon frames himself as the “only non-Students’ Union candidate”. Referencing the belief held by some that students are either “SU or anti-SU”, if elected Mallon […]

The gender gap in college courses

  The Higher Education Authority (HEA) publishes a wealth of data about enrolment in the institutions it funds each year, including seven universities, fifteen institutes of technology and four part-funded colleges. Between them they represent the overwhelming majority of third level education in Ireland, and therefore the statistics are a valuable insight into the demographic […]


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