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Explainer: How much can you work during the holidays without impacting your SUSI grant?

A harsh economic paradox is at play – a support intended for students in need of financial aid may fiscally disadvantage a student who, out of necessity, works full time to further support themselves, and thus pushes themselves over a specified income threshold

The Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant was established in 2012, and eleven years later it has become a mainstay in Irish student life and finances. Offering funding to students pursuing higher education ranging from PLC courses to postgraduate studies, …


TCDSU joins pro-Palestinian activist groups in demonstration against the running off flights between Dublin and Tel Aviv

The coalition will protest weekly at Dublin Airport until the flight route ceases, and wishes for it to be re-established only on the condition that “apartheid is dismantled”

Unite With Palestine, a “direct-action group committed to ending Ireland’s complicity” in Israeli affairs, yesterday joined with the Trinity Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) to protest against the organisation of flights between

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Analysis: The major take-aways from the updated sex ed curriculum

An official draft of the updated Senior Cycle SPHE Specification has generated much discourse due to its inclusion of LGBTQ identities, however it is less radical than many believe

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) earlier this week published its official draft for the senior cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) specification. The first time the whole course details have been updated in over 20 years;


TCDSU “hopeful for change” following USI pre-Budget Lobby Day

Conversations with TDs and Senators focused on six “asks” hoped to feature in the 2024 Budget, revolving around third-level fees, mental health services and student accommodation, amongst others

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has said that its members were “hopeful for change and productivity” following conversations with Oireachtas members and other student representatives at a lobbying event held by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) today.…


Trans activist groups urge participation in week-long remote protest of National Gender Service

Trans Harm Reduction and Trans Pride Dublin have launched a “phone and email picket” in protest against barriers to trans healthcare in Ireland

Activist groups advocating for improved transgender rights and visibility have begun a week-long campaign against the significant barriers to trans healthcare in Ireland.

Trans Harm Reduction (THR) and Trans Pride Dublin, are urging people to take part in “a phone …


USI to urge members to vote against government following Congress motion

The motion, jointly proposed by László Molnárfi, mandates USI to encourage its membership to vote against the government

An emergency motion declaring no-confidence in the current government was passed by the Union of Students Ireland (USI) Congress today.

The motion was tabled by the Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) President-elect, László Molnárfi, alongside Dublin City University Students …


Students4Change call for the renaming of Berkeley Library to Thomas Sankara Library

In a statement released on Instagram and Twitter today, the activist group called on College to pay homage to “one of the greatest revolutionaries who ever lived”

Today, activist group Students4Change (S4C) called on College to rename the Berkeley Library to Thomas Sankara Library.

Thomas Sankara was a politician, revolutionary, and military officer from Burkina Faso. Commonly nicknamed “Africa’s Che Guevara”, he is often viewed as a


Students warned of “serious consequences” for use of artificial intelligence in essays

The Academic Integrity office today sent an email to all postgraduate and undergraduate students highlighting behaviours which are considered academic misconduct. 

College have warned students against the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in assessments, highlighting that their use constitutes a breach of academic integrity with “serious consequences for your academic progress”.

An email sent today acknowledged that “there has been …


Trinity placed within top 100 for various subjects in latest QS World University Rankings by Subject

Trinity’s English Department placed 22nd in its field, making it Ireland’s highest ranked subject

Trinity has placed within the top 100 globally for 21 different subjects in the annual Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)  World University Rankings by Subject, which were released last Week.

Three subjects were placed within the top 50 globally including Pharmacy at


Muslim Students’ Association criticise late-stage complaints which led to cancellation of controversial speaker event

A statement from the society, released on Sunday, was accompanied by a 10 minute video of its president reading it aloud

The Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) have said complaints regarding a planned event featuring YouTuber Mohammed Hijab “came to the surface a mere two days before the planned date” in an online statement.

According to the MSA, they did not receive …