Innovation Hub at Trinity East to be called Portal

The name, which was picked out of a competition, will be given to the hub set to open in 2022

Yesterday afternoon, students received an email announcing the chosen name for the innovation hub at Trinity East, which will be named Portal. The announcement came from Dr Diarmuid O’Brien, Chief Innovation and Enterprise Officer.

This name came from a competition


IUA welcomes pledge to return to campus by September

IUA universities plan to work in conjunction with government and school representatives in hopes of reopening campus for next academic year

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) has welcomed recent remarks made by the Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris, who has pledged to return students to campus to the fullest extent this September.

The IUA have expressed unity in


Trinity speakers progress to the final of the Irish Times Debate

After winning the semi final last Saturday, speakers Kate Maher and Megan O’Driscoll from the Phil and Gabrielle Fullam from the Hist will be moving on to the final in June

After winning the semi final last Saturday, three speakers from Trinity are to progress to the final of the Irish Times Debating competition. The black-tie event was held over Zoom and was one of four semi-final debates held throughout April.


€9 million funding allocated to research in technological institutions

The SFI funding aims to increase research capacity in technological universities and institutes of technology

A new science programme is investing €9 million over five years in expanding the research capacity of technological universities (TUs) and institutes of technology (IoTs).

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris announced a €700,000 investment in 2021, with


Government to spend 1 million euro to accommodate returning students in quarantine

Minister Harris has announced a 1 million euro plan to ensure students returning from Erasmus are not left “out of pocket”

The state has agreed to pay for the accommodation of roughly 550 students who are set to face mandatory quarantine upon their return to Ireland. 

Beginning in late March, Government arranged a scheme mandating a two-week hotel quarantine for anyone


Survey to be released to all staff and students on past experiences of sexual misconduct in third level institutions

The survey will ask all staff and students about their previous experiences of sexual harassment and general misconduct in third level institutions and make policy recommendations to Minister Harris based on its findings

A survey is to be sent out to all staff and students in higher education, to enquire into previous experiences of sexual assault and/or harassment. This survey, to be sent out this week, is part of a “zero tolerance” initiative,


Renewal applications to open for SUSI grant to better assist students

Minister for Further and Higher Education announces the opening of renewal applications for SUSI grant and list of changes to be made to improve the grant for economically disadvantaged students

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has announced certain amendments made to the Student Grant Scheme that will provide improvements to the scheme for disadvantaged students. He likewise has announced the opening of the Student Grant Scheme for


DU Players awarded Best Overall Society at the CSC Society awards

Other notable winners from the night included Trinity Musical Theatre society for Best Virtual Production, DU Film Society for Best Online Presence and Knitting Society for Community Spirit

DU Players took home the award for Best Overall Society at the Central Societies Committee (CSC) Society of the Year Awards 2021 last night.

The event was hosted by stand-up comedian and Trinity graduate Daniel O’Doherty who also founded the


Trinity proposes legislation to exclude itself from dramatic government autonomy and accountability reforms

The proposed reforms have been denounced by members of the college body, including 59 of Trinity’s Fellows, Non-Fellow academic students and staff, as well as all three candidates currently contesting the Provostial race

Trinity has proposed legislation aimed at excluding itself from government reforms that aim to reduce college autonomy and increase college accountability.

 The legislation proposed by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Research, Simon Harris, last November is


New public health society aims to educate Trinity and foster an interest in public health

Speaking to Trinity News, Nazeefah Laher says that the PHS aims to educate students on the intersection of health and social justice, among other issues

We recently saw the launch of the Public Health Society (PHS) at Trinity, a new society dedicated to engage and educate the College community on matters concerning the discourse surrounding public health. The launch of the society was announced on …