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TCDSU Council passes motions on House 6 accessibility and lobbying against conversion therapy

The final Council of the year took place over Zoom this evening

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Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has passed motions at Council this evening on taking steps towards an accessible House 6 and lobbying against conversion therapy.

Chemistry Convener Thomas O’Neill proposed the motion against conversion therapy at tonight’s council. 

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Three of Trinity’s schools receive Athena SWAN bronze awards for commitment to gender equality

Trinity’s Schools of History and Humanities, Computer Science and Statistics and the School of Engineering have all received the award, bringing the university’s total to 10

Three of Trinity’s schools received Athena Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) bronze awards for their commitment to the promotion of gender equality.

Schools in receipt of the award include the School of History and Humanities, the School of  Computer Science

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Provost candidates agree on necessity to analyse staff contracts at IFUT hustings

In a hustings hosted by IFUT, the three candidates for provost were questioned on issues regarding precarious contracts, the representation of women and whether the process of electing a new provost is “democratic”

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The three candidates for provost were questioned this evening by Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) Chairperson John Walsh, in a hustings hosted by the IFUT. This hustings allowed each candidate to speak more specifically about their policies regarding Trinity

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Education race: Bev Genockey on why the union needs to be “always striving” to improve engagement

In the race for Education Officer, current Deputy STEM convener hopes to improve student engagement and support

Having served in several representative roles, and currently as Deputy STEM convenor, senior sophister Zoology student Bev Genockey enters the race for Education Officer with a focus on “engagement, employability and equality”.

In an interview with Trinity News, Genockey identified

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Trinity Ability Co_op receive €4,800 from the Trinity Trust Special Fund

The Trinity Ability Co_op is a co-operative movement by students with disabilities in College who work towards making Trinity an inclusive environment for students with disabilities

The Trinity Ability Co_op announced earlier today that the organisation has been chosen as one of the groups to receive the Trinity Trust Special Fund

The Trinity Ability Co_op is a co-operative movement by students with disabilities in College who

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USI urges students to register to vote before November 25

President Lorna Fitzpatrick argued that “all citizens should have the right to vote in Seanad Elections”.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) issued a statement on November 16 encouraging students to register to vote before November 25. 

The USI advised students to download voter registration forms online and post them to their local office in

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Colleges encouraged to increase on-campus activity in the coming semester

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has advised colleges to increase on-campus activities due to a concern over the potential rise in drop-out rates for first-year students

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris is encouraging colleges across the country to increase in-person learning, in a bid to decrease drop-out rates.

Harris has reportedly been in negotiation with third level institutions in recent days about the