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’ […]

Trinity Research Fellow announced as finalist in “Making an Impact” Competition

Trinity Research Fellow, Greg Tierney, is one of five finalists competing for a €2,500 prize in the “Making an Impact” Competition. “Making an Impact” is a research-communication competition run by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in collaboration with The Irish Independent.   Tierney explained to Trinity News that his entry, “Lowering the Tackle Height Law […]

Trinity students win ESB Inter-Colleges challenge 2017

A team of four Trinity students have won the ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge 2017 and will now represent Ireland in an international commerce and engineering competition. The four Trinity students; Robert Trew, Jason Flynn, Forrest Winters, and Aisling Dooley competed against 36 students from nine colleges across the country.   The teams were each tasked with […]

Campaign launched to make membership of UCDSU optional

A new “Freedom of Choice” campaign, aiming to make membership of University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) optional, was launched today. The campaign, called “Stand up”, aims to insert a Constitutional amendment into Article three of the University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) constitution.   The proposed amendment would make membership of the union optional; […]

Trinity to hold a conference on sports ethics

Trinity will hold a conference on sports ethics this Saturday, November 4th. The conference will be  hosted by the Department of Religion and Theology at the Confederate School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology. It will be held in the Trinity Long Room Hub.     The event, organised by Dr. John Scally, Adjunct Assistant […]

Irish students paying second-highest fees in Europe

  Irish students are paying the second-highest fees for third level education in Europe, according to report published by the European Commission.   The report, which compares the college fees in 42 European education systems, found that only the United Kingdom (UK) charges students more for third level education than Ireland, with fees reaching just […]

NUIG is above average for promotion of women

NUI Galway is above the national average when it comes to promoting women to senior posts, according to a new study carried out by NUIG. In its Equality and Diversity progress report published on Monday, the institution said 58% of the 33 academics promoted to senior lecturer grades were women (19), compared to 42% who […]

This week in Trinity: Samhain, space jam and scares

With our long-awaited Reading Week finally within sight, this week presents a perfect opportunity to make the most of an array of excellent society events before we all retreat back home to enjoy a few days of lie-ins and inevitable procrastination from all of the college work we’ve been putting off all term. With Hallowe’en […]

Two new student-led publications launched in recent weeks

Two new publications have launched in Trinity in recent weeks. The Red Pen formerly known as the Trinity Progressive will aim to be the voice “for the campus left”, discussing “social, economic and environmental justice, human rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, and feminism.” The publication was launched by Maia Mathieu.  Speaking to Trinity News, Mathieu said: There’s a […]


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