The other side of Freshers’ Week

Freshers’ Week is billed as being the best week of a new student’s life; a time to reinvent yourself, buy a crumpled denim jacket and pretend you enjoy cans of Prazsky at the Pav – but what happens when the expectations don’t live up to what can be an overwhelming, nerve-wracking time?   As a lot […]

Metaphors, coping mechanisms, and a plastic bag: Blindboy discusses mental wellbeing

It is a sad reflection on how mental health is perceived by the general population of Ireland when a man wearing a plastic bag on his head has a greater impact in engaging with students than the senators speaking on the issue in the Dail. On Thursday, March 23, Trinity welcomed Dave Chambers, otherwise known […]

Comedy gigs, student workshops and Blindboy: Mental Health Week 2017

TCDSU Mental Health Week 2017 begins today, Monday 20 March, marking the final welfare campaign week of the year. The week aims “raise awareness of the different mental health issues that affect us”, highlighting issues such as spotting the signs of mental health problems, promoting services, opening up, and stigma reduction.   Collaborating with societies, […]

Polls show Keane predicted to win SU President race

A poll conducted by Trinity News has predicted that Kevin Keane will be the new Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) President, while Laura Grady looks set to win the Welfare race. The poll of 1,010 students, which was carried out from Wednesday, February 17, to Friday, February 19, also shows that all uncontested candidates […]

Candidates take to stage in Equality and Diversity hustings

All 12 candidates in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical officer elections took to the stage in the Equality and Diversity hustings in the MacNeill theatre in the Hamilton tonight. Hosted by Síona Cahill, Vice President for Equality and Citizenship at the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), and Conor Clancy, former TCDSU […]

First ever joint Trinity News and University Times hustings takes place

The first ever media hustings, co-hosted by Trinity News and the University Times, took place tonight in the Lloyd Institute. The second hustings of the election campaign for the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical officer positions saw the twelve candidates – in the races of President, Welfare, Education, Entertainment, Communications and Marketing and the University […]

SU Leadership campaign begins with first hustings

  The 2017 Leadership Campaign got underway at Students’ Union Hustings this evening. This will be the first campaign to take place since the introduction of stricter rules surrounding the race. This years race will be shorter than previous years and will also see candidates and campaign managers afforded breaks in the middle of the […]

The SU is in need of fundamental structural reform

“This year’s team of officers has been working extremely hard, and I’ve no doubt they will continue do everything they can to serve the College community in the coming months. But they could be doing so much more, if only they were let.” The Trinity Students’ Union is broken. This is not the fault of […]

Presidential and Welfare sabbatical roles are the only contested positions in Leadership Race

12 students were announced to be running in the 2017 Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical officer elections outside House 6 earlier today with Kevin Keane, Bryan Mallon, and Thomas Emmet running for the role of TCDSU President.   Kevin Keane is a fourth year law student and Deputy Chair of the TCDSU lobby […]

Leadership Race 2017: Candidate Profiles

With the annual election of the Sabbatical Officers of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) only weeks away, the announcement of this year’s candidates was made outside House 6 at 5:30pm today. This year sees contested races in 2 out of the 6 elections, with Education, Entertainment, Communication and Marketing and University Times Editor seeing only […]

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