“Opt Out” petition on TCDSU membership gains necessary signatures for referendum

  A petition calling for optional membership of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has gained the necessary 500 signatures for a referendum and was handed to TCDSU Education Officer Alice MacPherson today.   A group of students began petitioning for a referendum on the option to leave the SU in November under the name “TCD […]

Twice as many study abroad students enter Trinity as outbound students

Just 323 Trinity students took part in Erasmus or study abroad programmes in the 2016/17 academic year. This is in comparison to the 806 inbound students to Trinity, according to figures released by the Academic Registry (AR) to Trinity News.   It follows the announcement by the EU to expand the Erasmus programme earlier this […]

80 students on Trinity’s counselling waiting list

Upwards of 1,500 students have engaged with the Student Counselling Service (SCS) in the 2017/18 academic year thus far, with 80 students who attended an initial consultation still waiting on their first counselling appointment, information provided to Trinity News has shown.   These figures represent a 66% increase since October, when the number of students […]

Photographer Doug Allen on adventure, animals and activism

Thursday evening, the Environment Society and TCD Plastic Solutions collaborated with TCDSU to bring Doug Allen, a world renowned photographer to Trinity. The ticketed event garnered a huge amount of attention on campus, resulting in the lecture hall being packed full.     Allen spoke of “two big frontiers” in the 1960’s: space and underwater, […]

Trinity and J&J collaborate to build 3-D bioprinting lab

The Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) centre at Trinity is to collaborate with Johnson and Johnson (J&J) to build a 3-D printing laboratory. They will initially focus on research in orthopaedics, while in the long term, both Trinity and J&J will engage in staff exchanges.   The new laboratory will utilise a 100 square […]

Cross Border Education Alliance endorsed by Richard Bruton

Minister for Education Richard Bruton endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on February 23 between Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LIT), Ulster University (UU), North West Regional College (NWRC)  and Donegal ETB (DETB) . The education institutions have pledged to increase collaboration between the north and south of the border.     The MoU will affect […]

Trinity triumphs over Harvard at SER inter-varsity debate 2018

Thursday evening, the GMB was the venue for the annual SER inter-varsity debate held by the Phil in conjunction with the Student Economic Review (SER). Founded in 1987, the SER is a well-established undergraduate journal which provides a platform for the exceptional work of Trinity’s Economic students.     This annual SER debate sees a team […]

Shane De Rís elected TCDSU President on third count

Shane De Rís, a Junior Sophister Irish and German student and former Trinity Hall JCR President, has been elected President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) on the third count.   The quota of 1,630 was not reached on the first count, with De Rís leading on 42%, or 1,365 votes, with Michael McDermott […]

Paraic McLean elected next TCDSU Communications and Marketing following recount

Paraic McLean has been elected Communications and Marketing Officer of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) on the second count, following a recount requested by his opponent, Niall Harty.   On the first round of counting, Niall Harty lead on the first count with 1,187 votes, 19 more than McLean, out of the poll of […]

Eleanor O’Mahony elected next Editor of the University Times

Eleanor O’Mahony, a Senior Sophister European Studies student, has been elected Editor for the University Times (UT) on the count, defeating Michael McDermott.   O’Mahony was elected with 58.5% of first preference votes, or 2,015 votes, whilst McDermott received of 33.5% of first preference votes, or 1,155 votes. The option to re-open nominations (RON) received […]


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