Students Against Fees formalise structure & plan future actions

At a meeting this evening, Students Against Fees outlined their plans for the near future and moved to a more formal structure. The meeting, titled “How we can win in our fight for free education”, was attended by around 20 students. It comes after the USI’s “Education Is” march on October 19th, which saw an […]

Body and Soul Week

Body and Soul week offers a chance to bring together societies and bodies in college, who are all working towards the aim of promoting self-confidence and boosting self-esteem.   This week the Student Union is running Body and Soul Week, a campaign dedicated to building self-confidence and self-esteem, celebrating ourselves, and defying self-doubt. The week […]

Trinity accepted into LERU

Trinity has today been accepted into the League of European Research Universities (LERU), along with University of Copenhagen. This marks the first occasion that an Irish university has been accepted into the association. The two universities will become members of LERU in January 2017.   The news was first announced today in a ceremony in […]

Fresh to the Cobblestones: Trinity Space Society

  “For a long time,” Stephen Ennis admits, “I believed that Space was something for genius minds in Pasadena [NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory]. I never believed us humble Irish could play a part.” With the work of space-oriented companies such as the ESA and ISIG, things are now changing at a fast pace for Ireland. […]

Views From House Six

  “The idea was that we’d run it for first year students in Halls, which is about 700 of the 1000 students, and after that we could try and expand it to all first years, and after that we’d try get them for the whole college.”   The welfare office in House 6 is a […]

No Enda in sight when it comes to fossil fuels

  “Fossil fuels are going nowhere,” stated a hesitant Enda Kenny confronted by Deirdre Duff from Fossil Free TCD during Freshers’ Week this year.   He went on to say that the €72m worth of public money invested in multinational energy companies such as Peabody Energy (which went bankrupt this year) were: “very good investments”. […]

Magnified societies: The secret is in the squash

  “As put by David Connolly: ‘the best player gets the same welcome as someone who has never hit a ball before’. The snobbery that is sometimes attached to sports like these has definitely been squashed here.”   The time has finally come; the most elusive society in Trinity is about to be unravelled. A […]

Trinity’s “Worst-Kept Secret”: Charity Prohibition Ball

On Thursday night Trinity’s ‘Worst Kept Secret’ brought the Prohibition era to the 21st century students, with Prohibition – A Charity Ball. Suas, Trinity VTP, FLAC, Trinity VDP, S2S and DU Amnesty were all involved in organising the night. The music, the outfits, the questionably dark corners, a night of prohibited fun was guaranteed the […]

Green Party introduces bill prohibiting microbeads and microplastics to Dáil next week

“Through investigations over the last five years, some of which pioneered by the NGO ‘Beat the Microbead’, it has been found that micro-beads both pollute water supplies and pose a risk to maritime life which ingests these plastic beads.”   Ireland will be the next nation to take a stance on the usage of microbeads […]

Council votes to campaign for lectures slides to be made more available and accessible

Two motions to campaign for lecture materials to be made more readily available and accessible have been passed at SU Council.   The first motion on accessibility proposed that the Student’s Union campaign for lecturers to ensure that their slides are in sans serif fonts and have plain backgrounds. The motion, proposed by Education Officer […]


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