Rents reach new all-time high while supply of accommodation continues to drop

  Rents have reached an all-time high while the supply of accommodation continues to drop, as students from across the country scramble to find accommodation for the upcoming college year.   A quarterly report published by property website Daft.ie has found that rents across Ireland were at an all-time high for the fifth quarter in a […]

Two Trinity students reach semi-finals of European Universities Debating Championship

Trinity students Rory O’Sullivan and Daniel Gilligan reached the semi-finals of the 2017 European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC) in Tallinn, Estonia. The EUDC is one of the biggest university debating tournaments in Europe.   O’Sullivan, a Junior Sophomore English and Greek student, and Gilligan, a Senior Freshman Law and Political Science student, represented the Hist in […]

Rise in first preference applications to Trinity

Trinity has continued an upward trend in first preference applications this year, with 8,278 students placing Trinity at the top of their Central Applications Office (CAO) choice form. A total of 18,624 students applied to Trinity, which is a fifth of all CAO applicants, with 3,403 places being offered to study at the university.   […]

Looking back on the Trinity Summer Series: a review from the Pav

This year saw the introduction of the Trinity Summers Series, a set of outdoor concerts  in College Park over the course of a week in July.  In a bid to earn more funding for the “academic needs of the University”, the College partnered with MCD Productions, the concert promotion firm, to host six concerts on […]

Masters students left without drinking water, bathrooms and sanitation bins as sudden renovations begin

A Master’s degree course has been left without a kitchen, drinking water, female toilets and sanitation bins following sudden renovation works taking place in 8 Westland Square.   An email was sent to the Interactive Digital Media (MSc) course on the morning of Monday 14, announcing the refurbishment works that were to begin then and […]

Trinity graduate to participate in Rose of Tralee

Trinity graduate Eva Cooney will be representing Westmeath at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. Cooney graduated this year with a first class honors in psychology and worked in Trinity’s Global Relations Office on their social media campaigns.   Speaking to Trinity News, the 23 year old from Glasson expressed her excitement regarding her […]

Delays to student visas could cost UCD €8.4 million

Delays to student visas could cost University College Dublin (UCD) €8.4 million, according to the Irish Times. In a letter addressed to the then Minister for Justice Francis Fitzgerald in April 2017, UCD President Andrew Deeks said that the delay could cause “reputable damage” to Irish universities.   In the letter, Mr. Deeks said that […]

USI to use Trinity’s model of Repeal the 8th committee

Trinity College, Dublin Students’ Union’s Repeal the 8th Campaign for 2016/17 will be used as a model for the Union of Students Ireland, Students4Choice Campaign in 2017/18.   Following a meeting held last Tuesday, the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Vice President for equality and citizenship Síona Cahill, decided to incorporate Trinity’s model for the […]

Galway Students’ Unions reject opposition to development of student accommodation

NUI Galway Students’ Union and Galway-Mayo IT Students’ Union have rejected councillors and local residents’ opposition to the development of high end student accommodation in Galway city.   The local four-star Westwood Hotel was to be demolished and replaced by 400 student beds but the plan has been met with opposition from local residents, who […]

Drop in SUSI grant applications

College grant applications have seen a drop in compared to recent years, a total of 87,738 claims were made for support for fees and living expenses, which was 0.3% less than last year’s figure.   An increase in Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) applications was to be expected. When the Minister for Education and Skills, […]

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