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Postgrads not receiving information on voting in TCDSU elections or referenda

The GSU has not responded to repeated TCDSU requests to forward information

Postgraduate students have not received any communication as to how to participate in Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) elections or referenda so far this year, despite being eligible to vote.

All Trinity postgrads are automatically members of both TCDSU …

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Anti-racism rally to be held in DCU after complaints over lecturer’s comments

DCU Students’ Union has said it believes “privately held racism is racism”

Students at Dublin City University (DCU) are organising a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally at the university tomorrow (November 26), after public complaints made about statements made by a member of staff. The statements included criticism of the BLM movement.…

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College to move ahead with both in-person and online exams

Vice Provost Orla Shiels said that “advice to universities is unlikely to change”

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College has provided “clarification” on the plans for Michaelmas Term assessments, but has not pledged to reintroduce mitigation measures or cancel in-person exams.

In an email to all students and staff this afternoon, Vice Provost Orla Shiels outlined the plan …

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Provost leads Remembrance Sunday ceremony

The annual event commemorates the 471 people from Trinity who were killed during the First World War

Provost Linda Doyle led an event marking Remembrance Sunday ceremony on campus yesterday, November 14.

A service was held in the Chapel in Front Square, overseen by the College chaplains, after which the provost led a procession to the Hall …

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SU to oppose exhibition space on College Park

The union is to work with DUCAC to campaign against the move on College decision-making bodies

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Council has passed a motion opposing the construction of a temporary exhibition space for the Book of Kells on College Park.

The motion was proposed collectively by the Union Forum, a body made up …

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Parties’ sidelining of their youth wings stems from a broader contempt for young people

Sooner or later members of these organisations must realise that their parties will never love them back

Political party youth wings can be hard to appraise. In Ireland, they’re usually characterised by a unique zeal and loyalty to their parent movements, even when they frequently find themselves at odds with the mothership on a range of policy

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University Times budget rejected by TCDSU Union Forum

At the same meeting, the paper’s editor was asked about UT’s relationship with the Irish Times

The University Times (UT) has had its budget rejected by the Union Forum of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU).

The Forum, which is composed of TCDSU’s part-time and sabbatical officers, held its first meeting of the year on October …