Andrew Forde elected as USI’s first Vice President of Postgraduate Affairs

Andrew Forde has been elected as the new Vice President of Postgraduate Affairs of the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI).   Forde is the current Vice President for Education in the National University of Ireland, Galway. Forde spoke in favour of USI introducing a Vice-President of Postgraduate Affairs earlier this year. He received 152 of the […]

“Direct Provision is the Magdalene Laundries of our time”: Right to Work campaign launches

The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) launched its Right to Work campaign yesterday evening, which calls for asylum seekers to be allowed to work in Ireland without restrictions or discrimination.   Speakers at the launch included Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál MacDonncha and Lucky Khambule of MASI. Other speakers in attendance were Seneliso […]

Student groups will protest Hillary Clinton’s visit to Trinity

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Workers’ Party TCD are organising protests against Hillary Clinton’s visit to Trinity next Friday. Both groups oppose Clinton’s visit, during which Trinity will award her an honorary degree.   SJP stated the protest is intended to “send a message to Clinton” and “Trinity’s out of touch administration” that […]

Trinity academic’s report finds no progress on anti corruption or climate change measures

A new report by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) on the Irish Government’s transparency has found no progress in anti-corruption measures or climate policy development. Raj Chari, a Professor of Political Science in Trinity, conducted the report and presented his findings at a launch in Trinity’s Atrium. The report also found significant progress made in […]

Where to watch the 2018 World Cup

   It’s that wonderful time of the quadrennial once again. A reason to drink at outlandish times of the day, a reason to scream at the tiny television inside your grandmother’s house, a reason to tell the old woman on the bus that you “just can’t see past Germany”, maybe even a reason to take out […]

Trinity researchers develop device expected to revolutionise cardiac therapy

Trinity researchers has partnered with researchers from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), AMBER and Harvard University to develop a breakthrough tool that allows cardiac therapy to be delivered directly to the heart after a cardiac arrest. The tool, named Therepi, is implanted […]

Trinity staff and students complete the Wicklow 200

Trinity Wheelers, a team formed from Trinity staff and students, have completed the annual charity cycle, the Wicklow 200. Participants included Professor Neville Cox, Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor Mary McCarron, Dean of Health Sciences and Dr Aidan Seery, the Senior Tutor. Funds raised will go towards the postgraduate student hardship fund.   The cycle […]

Calls made for third level involvement in National Development Plan

Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has called on all irish universities and institutes of technology to become involved in the government’s National Development Plan. The plan will encourage collaboration between education institutes, businesses, and public bodies over the coming eight years.     The government last week announced a fund of […]

2,300 new apprentices to be supported by €8 million of capital funding

€8 million of capital funding will be used to support apprenticeship programmes in ten Institutes of Technology (ITs), the Department of Education announced this morning.   The funding will allow the Institutes of Technology to buy equipment and prepare construction sites for the expansion of apprenticeship programmes. The new syllabi will cover 13 existing apprenticeship […]

Trinity falls to 104th place in the QS rankings

Trinity has fallen 16 places to 104th in the 2019 QS world university rankings. This is a return to recent trends, which saw the college fall in the rankings over three years from 2015 to 2017, despite a rise of ten places recorded in 2018. The result has seen Ireland lose its only top 100 […]


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