Leaving Cert grades inflated to allow fairer competition for college places

The adjustment was made so as not to disadvantage over 61,000 students who received Leaving Certificate results today

Over 61,000 students across the country received their Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied results today.

Results were released to students through an online portal at 10am this morning.

The State Examinations Commission (SEC), the government body responsible for assessment …


Students express disappointment but say late module enrolment “not surprising at all”

Many students have not yet been notified that module enrollment will open for them after the start of term

Students affected by late module enrolment have expressed disappointment and stress at the delay which has meant that many students cannot enroll in their modules until after teaching begins.

It was reported yesterday that module enrollment for students who sat …


Government launch €35 million plan to increase higher education access among disadvantaged groups

Minister Harris called the fourth National Access Plan “the most ambitious plan for access to higher education”

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has today launched a new seven-year plan to increase participation in higher education among disadvantaged groups.

The National Access Plan, 2022 to 2028, identifies three “priority groups” for whom it aims to


Module enrolment to open after beginning of term for hundreds of students

Students who sat deferred exams or completed Hilary Term abroad last year will not be able to enroll in modules until September 14

Students who deferred or resat exams, or who completed last semester abroad, have been notified by College that module enrollment for the upcoming academic year will open on Wednesday, September 14, two days after teaching begins.

Teaching for returning students …


USI to organise mass walkout on October 13

Vice President for Campaigns Ross Boyd outlined a number of demands including rent caps and “significant price reductions”

USI has announced that it plans to organise a mass walkout of students in colleges across the country on October 13.

The national students’ union intend the walkout to be a protest against the current accommodation and cost of living …


TCDSU attend Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin protest

Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin held a protest today in Dublin over media coverage issues


Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) attended the Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin protest today outside the Irish Independent’s office on Talbot Street. 

The demonstration began at midday, to protest alleged negative media attention towards the group.

TCDSU attended the


Trinity Ents reveals plans for a Senior Freshers’ Week

Ents Officer Max Lynch said that Ents want older students “to enjoy their first week back on campus”

Trinity Ents (Ents) has announced that it will host events throughout the week of 12 September for returning undergraduate years and postgraduate students.

This marks the second consecutive year that a Senior Freshers’ week will be held on campus separate …


College given green light for 358 new beds in Halls

Four new accommodation blocks will be constructed in Trinity Hall despite objections from local residents

College is to add 358 new beds to Trinity Hall (Halls).

Trinity has received planning permission to construct four new accommodation blocks in Halls despite complaints from local residents.

The expansion will add 358 new beds to the student accommodation


HEA Bill to be pushed back to autumn

The bill has faced significant opposition in the Seanad backed by students’ unions around the country

The Higher Education Authority Bill 2022 will be pushed back to autumn. The bill will not be pushed through before the Oireachtas summer recess.

It was originally expected that the bill would be passed in both houses of the Oireachtas