DIT academics protest over their role in process for technical university in Dublin

The eighteen heads of schools at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have written a letter to the Chairman of the college’s governing body, Professor Tom Collins, to express their discontent regarding their role in the creation to a new technical university.   DIT and the institutes of technology at Tallaght (ITT) and Blanchardstown (BIT), under […]

NCI to remain in the USI following vote

    The National College of Ireland Students’ Union (NCISU) voted today to remain with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI).  The poll for the referendum opened on Thursday, November 9 and closed on Friday November 10.   The final result showed that 97.2% voted yes to remaining within the USI, while only 17 […]

Trinity students’ submissions to the Citizen’s Assembly on climate change shortlisted

Three Trinity students’ submissions to the Citizen’s Assembly on climate change were shortlisted as some of the most important. The list was circulated to members in advance of the Citizen’s Assembly first meeting on climate change.   Speaking to Trinity News, Jessica Dolliver, chair of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Environmental Society who submitted on their […]

Limited access through Front Arch this weekend as renovation works begin

Construction work on the pathway immediately outside Front Arch is set to begin this Saturday, as College plans to return the entrance way to the appearance it held 100 years ago.   An email from Estates and Facilities stated that the entrance way will consist of smooth granite with a “cobbled stone pathway element” and […]

UL inquiry reveals over €1.7m severance deal for staff

A review of the University of Limerick (UL) has been critical of the college management’s use of severance payments, which have been revealed to be worth over €1.7 million, and its treatment of staff.   The review found that “management of the severances, the events leading to them, and the communication of their facts to […]

Trinity students launch petition calling for elimination of single-use plastics on campus

  A group of Trinity students have launched a petition calling for the elimination of the sale and use of single-use plastics on the college campus, including cutlery, cups, bottles and packaging made from disposable, non-compostable plastics.   The group, called TCD Plastic Solutions, have collected over 1,000 signatures so far. In addition to the ridding […]

What do students really think about Christmas exams?

Although the announcement was made by the Students’ Union last year, the reality of Christmas exams did not become tangible until a few weeks ago when every student was greeted with an email welcoming us with semesterisation from next year onwards. The email was a bit vague about the whole thing, focusing more on the […]

THE Life Sciences rankings see Trinity drop 8 places

Times Higher Education (THE) have released subject rankings for Life Sciences and Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health today. The rankings also included the performance of universities in the field of Psychology, the first year this area has been ranked.     Trinity dropped eight places in this year’s Life Sciences rankings, hitting 77th place. The Life […]

UCDSU Campaign and Communications officer to run for President

University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) Campaign and Communications Officer, Barry Murphy will run for President in this month’s by-elections on November 22 and 23.   In a facebook statement, Murphy stated “I have decided that I will be running for the position of UCDSU president in our upcoming by-election. This decision has not been […]

Trinity launches new student support campaign

A new campaign aiming to raise awareness and reduce stigmas surrounding the college’s student support services was officially launched on November 1. Provost Patrick Prendergast was joined by Lean on Us Ambassador Christina Hamilton as well as Chief Operating Officer Geraldine Ruane at the campaign’s launch event in the Global Room.   ‘Lean on Us’ […]


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