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Trinity to adopt a two-phase return to campus

College today gave details on how in-person activities will operate until November 1, after which restrictions will “relax”

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Trinity is to adopt a two-phase approach in the return to campus with restrictions easing after reading week, Provost Linda Doyle has announced.

Doyle announced this morning in an email to students and staff that there will be a phased …

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Residential Tenancies Board asks student renters to be aware of their rights

The agency’s “student rental checklist” aims to demystify the process of renting and the regulations that govern it

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) is encouraging students in the coming academic year to be aware of their rights as renters.

The statutory body regulating renting in Ireland has issued a five-point “student rental checklist” ahead of third-level institutions reopening …

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Universities able to choose own maximum lecture sizes – Harris

The Minister for Higher Education indicated that third-level institutions may be able to take a range of approaches to reopening in September

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said that individual universities will be able to “use discretion” on maximum lecture sizes, RTÉ has reported.

Harris was speaking during a visit to Kickham Barracks in Clonmel, which is being redeveloped …

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Restrictions on large lectures to last until at least Nov 1

An email to students in the school of physics today said “all lectures” would be in-person after Reading Week

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Update, August 27: November 1 will see easing of restrictions across Trinity, despite College’s denials on August 20.

Update, August 20: College has since clarified that the school of physics’ announcement applies only to that school, and that a change

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Students “disappointed but not surprised” at enrollment issues

Delays, disappearing classes and lack of communication were among the many problems with the repeatedly-postponed process

Students expressed frustration and annoyance at a disjointed module online enrollment process this afternoon.

Enrollment for senior fresh and junior sophister students was meant to begin at 2pm, having been pushed back from July. However when students went …

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UK arrest warrant issued for far-right UCD Professor Dolores Cahill

Professor Cahill is known for spreading false information about Covid-19 and her association with the Irish Freedom Party

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of University College Dublin (UCD) Professor Dolores Cahill by Westminster Magistrates Court, Extra.ie and the Irish Daily Mail have reported.

The charges relate to Prof Cahill’s participation in the conspiracist “Resist and …

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“Everyone will have some in-person teaching experience” from September

Provost Linda Doyle answered students’ questions in a live broadcast with TCDSU President Leah Keogh

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Provost Linda Doyle has confirmed today that “everyone will have some in person teaching experience” from September.

Doyle confirmed the news in a live Q&A with Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) President Leah Keogh this afternoon.

She added that …

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CSC seeks society input on format of Freshers’ Week

The organisation said it had “nothing concrete to communicate” yet about what events would be permitted when term begins

The Central Societies Committee (CSC) will hold a town hall meeting for society committees this coming Wednesday (August 11) to discuss Freshers’ Week and the coming academic year.

The CSC circulated an email to Trinity’s society committees on Friday, saying …