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Analysis: The uncertainty of exam season leaves many students concerned

With the Covid-19 situation in flux, many students are still not certain whether their exams will be in-person or online

The last month has brought about a surge of Covid-19 cases in what many are referring to as the “fourth wave” of the pandemic. With this has come significant uncertainty about what the next few months will look like in


TCDSU Council passes motions on accessibility and opposing the “cultural death” of Dublin

Students will be able to make “accessibility requests” in advance of future council meetings


Trinity College Dublin Student Union (TCDSU) has passed a motion at council mandating that they fulfil any accessibility requests from students for council meetings.

The officer for students with disabilities (OSD) will create and circulate the necessary accessibility request forms


Analysis: Budget 2022 fails to address cost of higher level education

Despite some wins for the education sector, higher level education remains largely inaccessible due to high costs of entry

On 12 October, the announcement of Budget 2022 evoked mixed reactions from third-level stakeholders. It was announced that €3.7bn would be allocated to students, universities and young people in next year’s Budget. While last year’s budget set out to fund


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


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. 



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


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