Student Living

How mindfulness practices can ground us in the age of coronavirus

The institution of breathwork, meditation, and other “daily rituals” can help us manage stress and anxiety exacerbated by the pandemic

Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought upon unprecedented shifts in our behavioural paradigm. Navigating the uncertainties of maintaining an online-offline balance, especially when university and social interaction may primarily be digitally based, means there is a lot of screen time


Recycling workshops see only one-third of Halls residents in attendance

The workshops educated first year students on recycling and waste segregation

Approximately one-third of Trinity Hall (Halls) residents attended recycling workshops held during Freshers’ Week. Led by activist group TCD Plastic Solutions and Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), the “Sort Your Shit” workshops educated first year students on waste reduction


Trinity’s Ian Matthews to take on role in Abu Dhabi University

Current Chief Financial Officer Ian Matthews to move to Abu Dhabi in December

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ian Matthews is set to leave Trinity before Christmas to take on the role of Vice-Chancellor of Administrative and Financial Affairs at Abu Dhabi University starting December 7th.

Provost Patrick Prendergast congratulated Matthews on his new


NUIG Freshers to partake in consent workshops

The workshops will educate students on the significance of sexual consent

The National University of Ireland Galway Students’ Union (NUIGSU) are to run the first ever consent workshops at two of their student residences, Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village. Organised by the NUI Galway Smart Consent Programme, over 40 trained volunteers


TCDSU reviewing possibility of plastic-free Trinity Ball

Ents Officer David Flood advocates for the phasing out of all single-use plastics at the event

As part of a move to reduce plastic consumption for the coming year, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) are considering the implementation of plastic-free measures at Trinity Ball 2019. The effort, led by TCDSU Ents Officer David Flood, coincides


Boston Donuts lands a spot in SU shop

The confectionary stand fills the space previously occupied by Offbeat Donuts

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have secured a spot for Boston Donuts in the SU shop in House Six, launching a new commercial partnership between Boston Donuts and TCDSU.

Speaking to Trinity News, TCDSU Communications and Marketing Officer Paraic