Student Living

The obstacle that limitations of confidentiality pose in student counselling, and overcoming it

Abby Cleaver discusses her experience with the Student Counselling Services at Trinity, and how it was much different than first imagined

Content warning: this article contains mention of sexual assault, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts.

Limitations of confidentiality were not an obstacle I had expected to face when I started using Trinity College’s Student Counselling Services (SCS). Of course, you can find


Progress only stops when we do, and the pattern shows we stop too soon

As the free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 comes into effect, we must remain actively present in the conversation in order for unprecedented accessibility obstacles to be amended quickly and effectively

Many steps forward have been taken for women in Ireland in recent years. Conversations about gender inequality, from areas as far-ranging as female opportunities in STEM, our right to bodily autonomy and sexual violence against Irish women, are ongoing, with


Trinity’s administration issues need to be addressed – again

Trinity’s notoriously inadequate communication and administration services are no secret to returning students, but looking back at the last year it is clear that it is time these issues are finally fixed

Looking forward to a new academic year in Trinity, we are already at that point of the summer where we have to make degree-shaping pathway decisions, with module option choices not too far away. As a new year begins to


HEA Bill Debate highlights deeper governmental indifference towards student concerns

Guillotining of recent HEA Bill debate prompts Irish student representative groups to write an open letter denouncing government failure to respect their concerns

The recent Higher Education Authority (HEA) Bill 2022 debate raises understandable concerns among Irish students over the government’s perceived indifference regarding student interests. The questions raised during the debate considered the government’s expanded powers in the newly proposed bill to

Student Living

A newbie’s guide to TBall

Abby Cleaver details the dos and don’ts in the run up to the long-awaited Trinity Ball

What is Trinity Ball?

Trinity Ball is the college’s very own mini-music festival, frequently remarked as Europe’s biggest private festival, with tickets available only to Trinity students, staff, alumni, and their fortunate plus-ones. Due to limited capacity and being the

Student Living

Sunday Longread: The female student experience

Abby Cleaver discusses the routine challenges faced by many women in light of the murder of Ashling Murphy

This article contains discussion of sexual violence 

The female student experience can be broken down into sets of protective routines influenced by safety rules imposed by society that we have been taught or learned as women. Personal ritual practices are

Student Living

Now Hiring! The reality of finding a student job in Dublin

Abby Cleaver recounts her experience of gaining employment whilst advising others on how to approach the world of work

Looking for a part-time job that suits a busy college life can be an uphill battle, especially with hundreds of other students doing the same. I personally know how hard trying to find employment as a student is, particularly with


The modern wellness industry only justifies a harmful way of living

Meditation apps and self care manuals just serve to distract from fundamental failures of society

The modern wellness industry doesn’t serve to help people as much as it does to cover up the exploitative society which brought it into existence. Modern life is dominated by the ongoing struggle for work/life balance. It’s typical for students