Trinity professor awarded €1.4 million for neonatal brain injury research

The Health Research Board (HRB) has awarded €1.4 million to the Neonatal Brain Injury Consortium Ireland, led by Trinity Professor Eleanor Molloy. The funding will be used to lead multidisciplinary PhD research programmes in Trinity, University College Cork (UCC) and the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway).   The €1.4 million from the HRB […]

Universities to be rewarded for volunteering activities and tackling social issues

A new framework, launched on Wednesday, will provide higher education institutions with a guide to measure the involvement of the university and its students in civic and social engagement in the wider community.   Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’ Connor said that the new guidelines are conducive to “rich opportunities for national […]

Postgraduate students likely to experience stress and depression, according to GSU survey

The average Ph.D. student experiences severe stress, moderate anxiety and mild levels of depression, according to the results of a Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) postgraduate mental health survey. The survey was presented by GSU Vice-President Madhav Bhargav at a meeting of the Student Life Committee this week. A total of 747 postgraduate students completed the […]

€50,000 investment awarded to three Trinity students

Three Trinity students have won a €50,000 investment fund for their winning entrepreneurial pitch. Their enterprise, Biological & Optical Prevention (BOP), was pitched at the launch of the Trinity Business Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.   The students designed a product which changes colour to indicate germs present on a surface, and then eliminates them and disinfects the […]

RAG Week 2018 raises a record €34,070

Trinity’s Raise and Give (RAG) Week, held this February, was the most successful in the event’s history, raising a total of €34,070. The figure, which broke the previous record set in 2016 by over €7,000, will be used to fund multiple Trinity-based charities.   An estimated 2,000 students contributed to the RAG Week collection, with […]

“No interest in honouring the democratic mandate”: Trinity students protest graphic anti-abortion imagery

Trinity students took to the streets today to cover graphic anti-abortion imagery on College Green. The imagery, displayed by the anti-abortion group Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform (ICBR), contained graphic depictions of foetuses.   Students and activists held banners in front of the ICBR’s imagery in order to block the graphic images. The banners displayed […]

The University of Limerick will be a tobacco-free campus from this Friday

The University of Limerick (UL) has announced that smoking and vaping will be banned on all campus locations from Friday, June 1st. The ban covers electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars, and electronic pipes, and any other delivery systems intended to simulate smoking, irrespective of whether they contain nicotine or not.   Alongside the main campus, the […]

Dermot McAleese Teaching Award presented to four teaching assistants

  The Dermot McAleese Teaching Awards were given to four teaching assistants from Trinity’s School of Social Sciences and Philosophy on Monday. The awards recognised outstanding commitment to teaching and learning in College.   The awardees were Stefan Müller of the Political Science department, Sara Singleton of the Sociology department, Stefano Ceolotto of the Economics […]

New legislation under Sinn Féin bill targets student rent increases

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has offered its support for a Sinn Féin bill that will expand the Residential Tenancies Act to provide full protection for students engaged in licenses with student-specific accommodation services. Backing for the new legislation follows protests from the Dublin City University Students’ Union (DCUSU) and the National University […]

Emotional response from Trinity students following Yes vote in referendum

The referendum to repeal the Eighth amendment has passed with a 66.4% Yes vote.  The result was met with an outpour of emotion from pro-choice students and activists who gathered in the Graduates’ Memorial Building (GMB) on Saturday to follow the ballot count.   Trinity students engaged in canvassing across Dublin during the lead-up to the […]


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