Trinity professor expresses concern over possible fee increases for NI students

A Trinity professor has expressed her “horror” that Northern Irish students, following Brexit, may have to pay non-EU fees in order to study at a third level institution in the Republic of Ireland and vice-versa. Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern Irish History, and Chairperson of the Irish Research Council, Jane Ohlmeyer spoke of her concern […]

Dublin City Council orders redesign of DIT Grangegorman student accommodation

Development plans to increase student accommodation near the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus have been criticised by Dublin City Council (DCC). The council has rejected two development plans and requested their redesign, arguing they could cause disruption for residents and commuters in the area.   The larger of the two plans would entail […]

Department of Education to draft stricter legislation against paid-for essays

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he plans to introduce legislation for prosecuting “essay mill” companies. These online companies offer to write essays for students for a fee.   Declaration rules in higher education institutions currently do not cover essay mills as it is difficult to detect outsourced material. Current anti-plagiarism software can only detect […]

DIT reverse garda vetting policy for access programme students

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has reversed a decision to require Garda vetting as an entry requirement for this year’s intake of students on its Access Foundation programme.   In a statement issued to Campus.ie, Head of Admissions Frank Costello said: “there will not now be a requirement for Garda vetting at application stage.” The […]

88% vote in favour of new student centre

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have voted in favour of a new student centre. The result was announced just after 6pm today. The total poll was 1,304 with 18 spoiled votes. 1,146, 88%, voted in favour of the student centre, while 140, 11%, voted against.   The two-day campaign period in the referendum on a […]

Strike action by SIPTU members deferred pending new engagement with College

The Trinity committee of the SIPTU trade union have agreed to defer the serving notice of strike action to College management until after a meeting scheduled to take place in April.   The decision comes in the wake of new talks between SIPTU, Unite, and the Human Resources department of College. In a press release Karl […]

Academic staff to ballot on industrial action in coming days

The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), the union representing academic, administrative and library staff , is to ballot members for strike action. On March 21, members of the Trinity College Branch Executive of IFUT, met to discuss disputes with College management surrounding the refusal to award permanent contracts to staff in administrative, library and […]

Something old, something borrowed, something Nu.

Nu., one of Dublin’s most influential players in the sustainable fashion sector, are reinventing the way we view and buy clothing. Having already hosted dozens of successful swap shops, the organisation have now launched an online sharing platform specifically for Trinity students. The online site is currently aimed at the end of year ball season, […]

Trinity alumnus Sally Rooney shortlisted for Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

Sally Rooney, a Trinity College alumnus who graduated in 2013, has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Rooney, aged 25, will also have her debut novel, “Conversations with Friends”, released in June. According the Irish Times, it will be published by Faber after the company outbid six other publishers for the […]

Learning the Ropes: Q Soc and Trinity Knitting Society’s ‘Stitch and Bitch’

Last night, on Tuesday March 21, I tagged along to Q Soc and Trinity Knitting Society’s collaborative ‘Stitch and Bitch’ event in the Elizabethan room of House 6. This is not the first time these societies have come together, normally having a ‘Stitch and Bitch’ night during the spring of each year. The objective of […]

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