What is FameLab?

Conor describes the fantastic science communications competition FameLab. This years finals will be held in Science Gallery in Trinity.

On the 9 April 2016, the FameLab Ireland final is coming to the Science gallery in Trinity College Dublin. An event which hosts the most enthusiastic and riveting three minute speeches in science. FameLab is one of the biggest science


The Union of Students in Ireland unveils the ‘Tinder of Politics’

The USI hopes that Smartvote will help students to engage with politics and make a smart choice in the General Election


The Union of Students in Ireland have partnered with Smartvote, a website referred to as ‘the Tinder of politics.’ Smartvote went live today.

The website asks the voter a series of questions on policy areas which include housing, the …


Repeal the 8th Campaign launched on Trinity College campus

Week 1 saw an Amnesty petition in the arts block; week 2 will see a panel of experts on the subject.


Amnesty International’s ‘My Body, My Rights’ campaign was launched in the Arts block this Monday by the Trinity branch of Amnesty and Trinity College Students’ Union, as part of the SU campaign to repeal the 8th.

The Amnesty campaign is …


Time for Trinity students to revolt

If the biggest achievement we get from trying to work with college management is to see fewer negative changes, we need to change strategy.

comment1It began in Amsterdam, it took hold in London and now it’s reached Dublin. Hundreds of students protested the cuts and overcrowding at NCAD last month and have threatened more protest if their demands are not met. The students that …


What growing up in a queer family means to me

I wouldn’t trade my parents for any smiling hetero two-kids-one-dog couple.

comment1I hear people all the time talking about how, 10 years ago, you just couldn’t imagine same-sex couples getting married. I could. 10 years ago, my newer mum moved in (I tried about 10 different phrases for that, believe me …


Challenges persist for Trinity’s student parents

High childcare costs, poor centralised resources and strict timetables mean many student parents are left to support themselves.

indepth1The exact number of student parents in Trinity is unknown, although a survey conducted in 2012 suggests that the number is more than 400. This should give you an idea of the lack of general awareness about student parents and …