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 […]

Study Abroad- what it’s really like to do an exchange far, far from Trinity

Every year, the opportunity presents itself for students to take a leap of faith, leave the cobbled paths of Front Square behind for a semester or two in order to fulfil their academic destiny of studying in a college far, far away. While some opt for the countries of Europe to fine-tune their language skills […]

Education as a form of resistance: Interview with Malaka Mohammed

Stable electricity, clean water, reliable wifi connection, a roof over your head. These are things that are taken for granted in the West, but that shocked Malaka Mohammed as she settled in England after leaving her home of Shijaia, Eastern Gaza, in 2013. “When you get outside of Gaza you start to see things that […]

Delving into Trinity’s Societal Past

  “Considering this source in isolation, it is easy to imagine societies having an even more influential role on the student experience than they do today – acting as powerful driving forces of innovation and progress that integrated the student body into one radical movement”   When it comes to the role of societies in […]

Analysing Ireland’s high third level dropout rates

Introduction   “Approximately 1 in 6 students who start a college course are likely to leave the course before the end of first year”     The number of students studying at Irish third level institutions has risen dramatically in the past 50 years. As can be seen from the graphs next to the article, […]

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