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Wild Ball shows students what conservation should mean for activists, and what it can achieve

In an increasingly disengaged and uninterested student body, events like this year’s Wild Ball shows the success and importance of conservation efforts.

March 26 marked the greatly successful union of a number of societies with mutual interests, in order to host an evening full of all the usual trimmings of a society ball, but with a philanthropic goal. The extent to which

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We must be a community

President-Elect Kevin Keane lays out his vision for the Students’ Union in the coming year

A strong sense of community is vital for an enjoyable college experience. Lectures and assignments are important, but it is your experience of community that will make you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, and it is the

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Panel Discussion on Political Activism

The Burke Sessions, in association with TCDSU Lobby Group, host a panel discussion on political activism in Ireland today

On Monday evening, the College Historical Society, in association with the newly founded TCDSU Lobby Group, hosted a panel discussion on Political activism. The event was a part  The Burke Sessions a series of panel discussions run by a subcommittee

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The Glass Wall in Trinity

Trinity students from The Glass Wall Ireland highlight barriers to social action and the refugee crisis

trinity-lifeAn engaging installation popped up early this afternoon near the cricket pitch on College’s campus. Students might have been surprised to encounter a colourful cling film wall stretched between two trees, and some may have even contributed to the messages

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Glen Hansard speaks to the Phil about influences, activism and the danger of fame

Mary Hartnett fills you in on yesterday’s passionate and emotive conversation with prominent Irish musician and activist, Glen Hansard

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Best known for his roles in the iconic film The Commitments and Academy Award winning musical Once, Glen Hansard yesterday took to the stage in the GMB’s Debating Chamber yesterday as he was awarded the Phil’s  Gold Medal of Honorary

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Why we need Students Against Fees

Sean Egan, chair of Students Against Fees, argues that students need to mobilise to offer a real challenge to the introduction of student loans

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“Has posing nicely in the press shots of politicians, building CVs and passing well-meaning motions with little promise of meaningful struggle loosened the financial noose around Irish students’ necks?”

Students against Fees (SAF) was created in response to a failure

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Strong attendance at Campaign Hub launch

Kieran McNulty, TCDSU President launches ‘Campaign Hub’ to help support and coordinate student activism on campus

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Last night saw the launch of TCDSU’s ‘Campaign Hub’ at the dining hall. There were speakers from various groups and campaigns, introduced by TCDSU President Kieran McNulty, who also spoke. Speakers included representatives from TCDSU Repeal the 8th Committee, Gender …

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Slacktivism to Activism: Human Displacement and the Refugee Crisis

Jessie Dolliver explores the disconnect today between taking action and pledging online support to a cause.

FEATURESThis event, coordinated by the Graduates Student Union, focussed on the disconnect between activism – “simply taking action to affect social change”- and the growing phenomenon of slacktivism- “actions performed via the internet in support of a political or social

Students for Sensible Drug Policy hold conference in Cork over the weekend

Harm prevention, medicinal uses of cannabis and the HSE’s naloxone demonstration project are among the topics discussed at the event on Saturday

NEWSStudents for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapters of Ireland convened at the Boole lecture hall in University College Cork (UCC) on Saturday. They are calling for change in drug policy and education in Ireland, reflecting the growing number of college …

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USI holds annual activist academy for students

The event targeted students who might be aware of issues they would like to tackle, but unsure of how to go about doing so.

IMG_6972Students from all over the country gathered in Trinity on Saturday for the Union of Students in Ireland’s (USI) ‘Activist Academy.’

The academy, which is run annually, aims to encourage more students to get involved with activism and teach them …