Hilary term to be held primarily online

In an email to students this evening, Provost Patrick Prendergast confirmed that the upcoming semester will be the same as the first, with lectures and small classes online unless “essential”


College has confirmed that teaching is to remain primarily online for the Hillary term. 

The email to students, which was signed by Provost Patrick Prendergast, stated: “As you will be aware, the public health environment has deteriorated dramatically and unexpectedly.”


Students establish TCD Renters’ Union

The group is calling for immunity from disciplinary action for any student engaging in protests or rent strikes

A representative group for Trinity students living in rental accommodation has been established, aiming to secure concessions from College on accommodation.

Trinity College Dublin Renters’ Union (TCDRU) states on its social media that it aims to “give a voice to …


Provost election: Sarah Alyn-Stacey enters application for candidacy

The Associate Professor of French and member of the College Board had previously indicated she was not putting her name forward

Sarah Alyn-Stacey, a Trinity Fellow and current member of the College Board, has announced her intention to apply for candidacy for the provost election. Dr Alyn-Stacey, who is also an Associate Professor in the Department of French, had previously indicated …


College plans for “increase” in face-to-face teaching in semester two

The Provost says that students should expect more on-campus activities even if Level 5 restrictions return in 2021

College aims to “increase the amount of face-to-face teaching in small group seminars and tutorials” in Hilary term, the Provost has announced.

In an email sent to all staff and students yesterday, Patrick Prendergast explained the “likely outlook” for how …


Sunday longread: Staring down dictatorship in Belarus

A diaspora group is seeking to rally support on Irish campuses for pro-democracy protestors

Many of his own people call Alexander Lukashenko “the Cockroach”. Foreign media outlets frequently refer to him as “Europe’s last dictator”. He freely admits to having “an authoritarian style of rule” and until this year, he was the only person


We need the SU to be visible now more than ever

The Union has largely failed to hold College in check during the pandemic. That needs to change

College’s handling of the pandemic has been bad. From the rejection of a No Detriment policy for summer exams to the charging of full fees for a mostly-online semester, the needs of students have been marginalised again and again. They’ve


Theological Society elections annulled after non-members vote

The issue was blamed on “the combination of a computer glitch and a CSC administrative error”

Elections for the committee of the Theological Society (the Theo) are to be re-held, Central Societies Committee (CSC) Secretary Ultan Pringle has announced.

In an email circulated to the society’s members this evening, Pringle explained that “it has become apparent …


Revived Theological Society to have Christian-specific focus

Members have raised concerns about the conduct of the sole candidate for auditor taking unilateral decisions around elections which contradict the society’s constitution


The Theological Society, which has not been active since the 2018/19 academic year, is due to be relaunched with a renewed focus on Christian doctrine, rather than facilitating discussion on a variety of religions, as had been their modus operandi …


Timetables to be made available in mid-September

Face coverings will be mandatory in all classes this semester, the Provost announced


College has announced this morning that timetables for students will be made available in mid-September, ahead of the teaching term beginning on September 28. 

In an email to students, Provost Patrick Prendergast thanked students for their “patience” with the delay