UCC Feminist Society launch petition for mandatory consent classes

Students in University College Cork (UCC) have launched a petition to make consent classes mandatory for all incoming first year students.   Launched yesterday by UCC Feminist Society, the petition currently has over 700 signatures, surpassing the original aim of 500 set by the committee. If the mandatory consent classes are instated, UCC will become […]

Report reveals 46% increase in incoming students with a mental health condition

  According to a new report, there was a 46% increase in the number of incoming students registering with a mental health condition for the academic year 2016/17.   The Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD) released a report which examines the numbers of students with disabilities in higher education for the academic year […]

Updated dates for supplemental examinations announced

Updated dates for this year’s supplemental examinations have been announced. This follows the introduction of a new academic year structure as part of the Trinity Education Programme (TEP).   Supplemental examinations will now be held from August 18 to 25, with the results of the examinations announced on September 21. Special examinations, known as super […]

Trinity launch digital recreation of Irish Public Records Office destroyed in 1922

  This afternoon, Trinity launched a digital recreation of the destroyed Public Record Office of Ireland. The office was destroyed in a fire at the outset of the Irish Civil War in 1922.   Historians and computer scientists at College have revealed the project which will revive the Public Record Office through the creation of […]

Trinity alumnus appointed as CEO of American Institute of Physics

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has announced the appointment of Trinity College alumnus Michael H Moloney as is its new CEO.   Founded in 1931, the not-for-profit organisation consists of ten societies which collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, educators, engineers and students worldwide.   Moloney began his third level education at University College […]

Two chairs, numerous stories

Michael West’s first work, ‘A Play on Two Chairs’ premiered in DU Players Theatre in 1989, when the playwright was still a student at Trinity College. This week, the play, now directed by Max Kane with Anna McLoughlin, is staged again in its original location, each weekday at 1 pm. As part of the Trinity […]

Little mention of funding model for higher education in new Action Plan

  Despite the government’s assurance that a funding model for higher education would be announced by late 2017, today’s launch of the Action Plan for Education 2018 does not mention any decision on how higher education should be funded.   This year’s Action Plan for Education builds on the aims and achievements of the Action Plans […]

ULSU launch hardship support service

University of Limerick Student’s Union (ULSU) has launched a hardship support service to assist students in difficult financial situations. The aim of the initiative is to tackle student poverty through offering financial aid, food and textiles. The scheme is also environmentally friendly, as it encourages students and staff to donate their unwanted goods.   According […]

Boycott Aramark group to demonstrate for asylum seekers working rights outside Dáil

Trinity’s Boycott Aramark campaign group will join a demonstration outside the Dáil this Thursday, February 8.   The demonstration will take place ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on February 9. The court will make a formal declaration that the complete ban preventing asylum seekers working in Ireland is unconstitutional. This declaration has been deferred […]

Trinity students to protest for climate emergency measures bill

 Trinity students will be among those gathered outside Leinster House tomorrow afternoon to urge the government to pass the climate emergency measures bill.   The bill, which would prevent more offshore exploratory and extractive drilling for gas and oil off the Irish coast, will be introduced and debated in the Dáil on Wednesday. Alongside other […]


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