Minister announces research fellowship scheme for Irish students

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional Affairs, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys has announced the awarding of $60,000 towards the establishment of short-term research fellowships for Irish postgraduate students. The fellowships will take place in three of the top museums in the United States (US): the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the Harry Ransom Center […]

TCDSU continues to push for greater availability of gender neutral bathrooms

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President Kieran McNulty has launched a petition for the College Board to create gender-neutral bathrooms in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) on Pearse Street following the implementation of three gender neutral bathrooms in the Arts Building during the Michaelmas term. This process began with former Welfare Officer Conor Clancy, […]

“Marine repairmen” study from Trinity professor shows limpets as construction workers of the seashore

David Taylor, from Trinity’s Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin, has discovered that marine snails are found plastered on rocks at low tide. His new research has recently been published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Limpets often suffer a lot of damage at the top of their conical shells. Rather than drying out or […]

Conference causes row between UCC and Israeli Embassy

A row has erupted between the Embassy of Israel in Dublin and University College Cork (UCC) over plans to host a conference from March 31 to April 2 in UCC on the legitimacy of the state of Israel. The conference, entitled International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism, was originally to […]

Jillian Wilson appointed Head of Central Events at Trinity’s Commercial Revenue Unit

Trinity College has appointed Jillian Wilson as the new Head of Central Events within the Commercial Revenue Unit, furthering attempts to cement the college as a city centre hub for conferences and events. Wilson, who studied Law in Trinity, has taken her position in the college after over seven years of working at the Convention Centre […]

€360,000 fraud at Maynooth University being investigated

A Garda investigation has commenced into a €360,000 fraud at Maynooth University.   The fraud occurred in 2015 but has only recently surfaced as the university published its annual financial statement for the year ending September 2015. The document reveals that the university has suffered a loss of €362,811 as a result of fraud, which […]

Trinity College has collected €950,000 in student fines

Trinity College (TCD) has generated almost €950,000 since 2012 from fining students. These were comprised of late library returns, breaches of codes of conduct, late payment of fees, late registration for modules, parking violations and on-campus accommodation.   Late library returns generated €560,555 alone in fees. Trinity’s Library begin fines at €0.50 per day which then […]

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 […]

Q Soc and friends raise spirits for LGBTQIA+ homophobic bullying awareness day

Today members and friends of Q Soc Trinity’s LGBTQIA+ society gathered in Front Square to take a stand against homophobic bullying for Spirit Day.   Spirit Day is held on the third Thursday of October every year as part of National Bullying Prevention Month. The event aims to fight against the bullying of the LGBTQIA+ […]

Government introduces €4 million grant scheme for low-income postgraduate students

The government has announced the introduction of a full maintenance grant for 1,100 postgraduate students as part of Budget 2017. The grant, worth almost €6,000, will be made available to students in the lowest income category.   The scheme is part of an €8.5 million package to support disadvantaged students, including lone parents and Travellers, […]

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Ines Niarchos
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