38 Trinity Access Programme students graduate today

    The graduation ceremony of 38 students who studied in the Trinity Access Programme (TAP) Foundation Course for Higher Education for 2016/17 took place in Trinity today.     The graduates had been studying in either the sciences, social science or the arts faculties full time throughout the year, and were taught by Trinity […]

New STAR project to encourage young soccer talent

A new initiative founded by the Trinity Access Programme (TAP), run in conjunction with the Shamrock Rovers and Trinity Sport, seeks to foster educational and sporting development among students from Tallaght and the inner city through providing a number of opportunities to engage with college life.   The year-long Sporting Talent and Academic Rewards (STAR) […]

Suas ar Scoil: A unique and fun learning environment for DEIS school students

The birth of Suas ar Scoil   “Visiting the school twice a week and working in these intensive groups has proven to be a huge success, not only improving the capabilities of the students but also their self-confidence with Gaeilge.”     “The experiences from working in disadvantaged schools at home and abroad inspired me […]

TCDSU President Kieran McNulty calls on Minister Varadkar’s immediate reform of Back to Education Allowance Support

This week Irish media and TCD President Kieran McNulty have called on the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, to revoke the Government’s recent reforms to the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) and the Family Income Allowance for ‘One-Parent Families’. Incoming students from single parent families are being restricted from joining third level education courses […]

What is privilege? TAP organises a privilege walk in Front Square

The event, held on Tuesday in conjunction with the Equality Fund, aimed to provoke participants to reflect on the impact social privilege has across society

TAP continues to open doors in the face of cuts

The staff and students of the Trinity Access Programmes speak to Trinity News about the importance of the organisation to them and the wider college community

TCDSU elects new Access Officer

Third year Physiotherapy student Ola Bademosi was the successful candidate

Enclosed by walls, Trinity today still illustrates a class divide

Trinity is disproportionately attended by the privately educated: 35% of a given year against a national average of 7% were privately educated. This is very much in line with trends across the Anglophone world

‘Dilapidated’ TAP classrooms create perception of disadvantaged students ‘coming in through the back door’

Lack of resources leave TAP courses unable to adopt new teaching methodologies, according to Dr. Lisa Keane.

Chair of SU Oversight Commission censured for posting homophobia rumours in DU Dance WhatsApp group

Council meeting also sees heated discussion on the possible reduction in the number of campaigning weeks and hustings.

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
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John Tierney
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Ines Niarchos
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