GSU VP Election: Abhisweta Bhattacharjee says “next year is going to be a good year”

Bhattacharjee envisions a year “full of wins”, promising in-person events and supports for international students

Abhisweta Bhattacharjee is an MSc student in Applied Psychology at Trinity, hailing from West Bengal in eastern India. She completed her BSc in Psychology at the Victoria Institution (College) in Kolkata in 2018. Bhattacharjee is the incumbent Vice President (VP) …


Controversies and constitutional issues raised at GSU hustings

The three candidates for the union’s sabbatical positions were quizzed by students this evening

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Candidates in the Graduates Students Union (GSU) sabbatical officer election faced questions from students at the campaign’s first and only hustings this evening.

The union’s presidency is being contested by Gisèle Scanlon, the incumbent, and John Tighe, a former member …


USI held demonstration today outside Leinster House calling for the abolition of student fees

USI asked students around the country to get involved with the demonstration online or by phone in order to comply with public health restrictions

A restricted and socially distanced demonstration calling for the abolition of student fees was held by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) outside the Kildare Street gates of Leinster House today at 11am.

Students were not asked to attend


Senior Fresh Biology students required to resit exam following reports of “collusion”

A number of students reportedly discussed exam questions in a group chat during the Chemistry for Biologists exam

Senior Fresh students taking the module Chemistry for Biologists are required to resit the exam next week due to “a significant number of students” reportedly breaching College’s exam regulations. According to reports, certain students discussed the content of the exam


Minister Simon Harris announces application for new TU in Connacht and Ulster

IT Sligo, Galway-Mayo IT and Letterkenny IT are to form a Technological University with campuses in five counties

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris has announced that he has received an application from the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) for the creation of a new Technological University (TU).

The CUA includes the Institutes …


TCDSU’s free ‘HIV Testing Kit Service’ launched yesterday

TCDSU have launched the provision of 500 BioSURE Rapid HIV testing kits supplied by HIV Ireland and the Higher Education Authority, for students use

Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) is providing a free ‘HIV Testing Kit Service’ to all students who wish to avail of it as of yesterday afternoon. These kits are available to order via the tcdsu.org website. 

The service is

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Analysis: Student representatives’ stances on engagement with the union are broad

TCDSU’s most recent referendum represented less than 4% of the student body

Student engagement with Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), or lack thereof, is a perennial problem – one exacerbated this year by the pandemic. Looking ahead into next year, the newly-confirmed candidates for the union’s next sabbatical team will need