Trinity economist predicts cost of student loan scheme to be €10 billion over first 12 years

Dr Charles Larkin, a Trinity Economics lecturer and research associate, has warned that the student loan scheme proposed in the Cassells Report could cost €10 billion over 12 years. Dr Larkin said Ireland’s higher education system is neither small enough nor large enough to properly implement a loan contingent scheme. . This figure is based off […]

Dublin City Council orders redesign of DIT Grangegorman student accommodation

Development plans to increase student accommodation near the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus have been criticised by Dublin City Council (DCC). The council has rejected two development plans and requested their redesign, arguing they could cause disruption for residents and commuters in the area.   The larger of the two plans would entail […]

Department of Education to draft stricter legislation against paid-for essays

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he plans to introduce legislation for prosecuting “essay mill” companies. These online companies offer to write essays for students for a fee.   Declaration rules in higher education institutions currently do not cover essay mills as it is difficult to detect outsourced material. Current anti-plagiarism software can only detect […]

UCD to support Irish reunification after referendum passes

63.1% of students have voted to support University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) adopting a mandate in favour of Irish reunification. 3,325 students were polled on March 7 and 8, with 1,995 voting to support the pro-unity stance.   Agricultural students showed the highest percentage of support, with 77.8% voting “Yes” against 22.2% voting “No.” […]

European universities fear US executive order may have damaging impact on international flow of knowledge

The European University Association (EUA) has expressed concern at US President Donald Trump’s executive order passed last Friday. The order, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” has barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya – from entering the United States for […]

Trinity officially announces plan to divest from fossil fuel companies

Trinity College has announced today its intention to sell off investments in fossil fuel companies, becoming the first Irish university to do so. The move comes in response to a 15 month student campaign, spearheaded in Trinity by Fossil Free TCD, to reduce the college’s dependence on the fossil fuel industry for income. Trinity currently […]

Students from fee-paying secondary schools are 4 times more likely to get a place in Trinity

  The most recent data on “feeder” schools to third-level institutions has illustrated Trinity’s place within the Irish educational divide.   Students who attend one of the country’s 51 fee-paying schools are more than four times more likely to attend Trinity than students at schools that do not charge fees. Furthermore, fee-paying students are nearly […]

Trinity College graduate becomes first Irish recipient of Schwarzman Scholarship

Lara Connaughton, a Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS) graduate, has gained a place in the Schwarzman Scholarship programme, making her the first Irish applicant to do so since the programme was founded in 2013. Lara specialised in Business and Economics in her final year, and graduated this year with a first class honours degree. […]

Six students represent Trinity in this year’s Undergraduate Awards

Six Trinity College students were announced as Global or Regional Winners in this year’s Undergraduate Awards (UA). All six of them received their awards at this year’s UA Global Summit, which was held in Dublin from November 8-11. The summit is held in Dublin for four days each November. The UA programme is divided into […]

Trinity’s Department of Psychiatry investigates ketamine as a potential treatment for depression

Trinity College’s Department of Psychiatry is leading a series of trials investigating the effectiveness of ketamine in treating depression. The trials will be overseen by Professor Declan McLoughlin, a research professor of psychiatry, along with his team at St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.   Professor McLoughlin has said that the antidepressant qualities of the anaesthetic […]

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