Undergraduate name “Freshman” to change to gender-neutral “Fresh”

Trinity College Board has approved that the title given to first and second year undergraduate students be changed from “Freshman” to the gender-neutral term “Fresh”. The change was proposed by the Equality Committee.   In an email sent by Chris Morash,  Vice-Provost and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kevin Keane, stated that the […]

Trinity student announced as winner of Financial Times ‘The Future of Europe Project’

  Marie Sophie Hingst, a PhD candidate at the School of Histories and Humanities and a graduate fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute from 2015 to 2017 has been chosen as the winner from Trinity College in the Financial Times competition ‘The Future of Europe Project’.   Hingst wrote […]

This week in Trinity: from Amanda Knox’s lawyer to a night of Indian literature

To avoid the miserable, cold weather, Trinity has a wide range of society events on in week ten to keep us interested and most importantly, out of the library.   On Monday, the Hist are holding a debating competition called the Oscar Wilde Card competition from 11am to 6pm in the GMB. For anyone who […]

Schols: to try or not to try?

The 2018 Scholarship Exams are coming up in less than two months and those of us who decided to sign up have probably already questioned our life choices as we stare at a mound of special reading that seems like it was written by a man who swallowed a thesaurus and hadn’t seen daylight in […]

House Parties vs Clubs

Enter into a world in which floors and fingers are sticky, decent shoes will be made filthy, clothes will be sloshed with beer and elbows will be plunged into vulnerable places. Darkness will be pierced by the intermittent blink of colourful lights. The repetitive beat of music will drown out your best attempts at conversation, […]

UCD Counselling service waiting list at its highest in years

According to the University Observer, the waiting list for University College Dublin’s counselling service is at its highest in years with 194 students waiting. Twenty of these cases are deemed “priority” cases.   Speaking to the University Observer,  Students’ Union Welfare Officer, Eoghan Mac Domhnaill, said the counselling service “are doing their very best” but […]

48 students approved for counselling on the waiting list since mid-October

The Student Counselling Services (SCS) waiting time following an initial consultation is 2 to 3 weeks. Students are allocated to a wait list if there are no available appointments within 2 weeks. Students can then wait up to 6 weeks for services, as per figures from the Union of Students’ in Ireland (USI).   Chuck […]

Thanksgiving in the Global Room

Thanksgiving is an American holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year. It is a time to gather with friends and family to eat food, give thanks, and prepare for the onslaught of the holiday season. This can be a difficult time for international students, particularly Americans, who can’t be home with their families […]

TCDSU publishes first class rep report

  Trinity College  Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Education Officer, Alice MacPherson, and Chair of the Electoral Commission, Gillian Kiely, have jointly produced a report on the Class Rep Elections of 2017. The report has been published following a Motion at the SU Council of 24 October which mandates the production of an annual report on […]

University of Limerick lifts suspension of two whistleblowers

The suspension of two whistleblowers, only known as B and C, has been lifted by the President of  University of Limerick (UL), Des Fitzgerald. The two whistleblowers raised issues regarding the irregular practises of the university.   The lift of the suspension is a response to the Thorns report. The 122-page report published November 8 […]


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