President race: Ben Cummins puts focus on rebuilding post-pandemic community

The candidate wants to create “tangible opportunities for students to meet each other and get involved

Ben Cummins, a fourth-year BESS student, wants to position himself as the candidate that will reinvigorate the student body after the pandemic. Speaking to Trinity News in an interview, he said the overall objective of his campaign is to


Students receive Leaving Cert grades from exams in November

In the deferred Leaving Certificate, 39% of students had their grades increase from their original Calculated Grades

Students who sat the “traditional” Leaving Certificate examinations in November received their results at midday today. 

The usual Leaving Certificate examinations that take place in June of every year were cancelled last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Trinity Trust creates €100,000 fund for student groups

The one-off fund will look to encourage initiatives that “advance learning and education in College”

The Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Trust, has created a Special Fund to finance “innovative” extracurricular activities put on by student societies and clubs.

There is a significant amount of money available for Trinity’s student organisations. The entire Special Fund is


University teachers call for cohesive national health and safety policy

Lack of clarity surrounding cohesive protocols could lead to “inferior health and safety protection”

On November 22, the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) released a statement calling for a cohesive nation-wide health and safety policy for third-level education in the New Year. 

General Secretary of IFUT Joan Donegan commented that vague minimum requirements


Sinn Féin says 35% of students expected their course to be entirely online

A report from the party is critical of the government’s handling of higher education this year

Students have expressed feelings of having been “misled into securing accommodation” despite the move of most learning online in a new report published by Sinn Fein.

Sinn Féin Higher and Further Education Spokesperson Rose Conway-Walsh has published the results of

Food & Drink

What have we learnt from the gatherings at the Powerscourt Steps

Large outdoor gatherings have been symptoms of a lack of public spaces for people to meet for an outdoors drink in the nation’s capital


Outside the Powerscourt shopping centre, a short stroll from Trinity’s campus, many young people have been gathering by the steps to meet and drink. Social distancing is but a distant thought. The wide steps have long been a popular resting


NUI Galway postgraduates address school president and Simon Harris

The Post-Graduate Workers’ Alliance call for intervention after receiving notice that they may have to perform unpaid teaching contributions

The Post-Graduate Workers’ Alliance at the National University Ireland Galway (PGWA NUIG) sent an open letter to the college president Donal Leech and the Minister for Further Education Simon Harris last night, affirming that they refuse to perform any unpaid