Senior Lecturer confirms College’s plans to hold Schols in-person students

Students have expressed disappointment at the response the Senior Lecturer has given to their open letter

Senior Lecturer Professor David Sheperd  has confirmed that College plans to hold the Scholarship exams (Schols) in-person.

Concern has been raised by a group of students who sent an open letter to Sheperd calling for Schols to take place online


Trinity Ball to be held on April 22 next year

Trinity Ball is set to return after being cancelled two years in a row due to Covid-19

Trinity Ball is set to return on April 22 next year. 

College has announced its intention to run Trinity Ball on April 22 after the event had been cancelled for two subsequent years.

The event, which remains the single biggest


22 million announced in Student Assistance Fund

17 million has been announced in supports for students struggling financially, with an addition five million to be allocated for mental health services

More than €17 million has been announced in support for struggling third-level students as part of the Student Assistance Fund.

An additional €5 million was announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris in support for mental health


IUA criticises amount of higher education funding under National Development Plan

The IUA have commended the funding as a step in the right direction, but say the amount given is not enough for an already underfunded sector

The Irish Universities Association (IUA) have criticised the amount of higher education funding given under the National Development Plan.

The revised NDP includes an investment of almost €2.9 billion in further and higher education infrastructure, research and innovation, over the


TCDSU calls on schools to maximise face-to-face teaching post reading week

TCDSU publish open letter asking schools to rearrange student timetables following revelations that timetables and overall student experience will see little change

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) have released an open letter calling on the heads of schools to maximise the amount of in-person teaching available to students after reading week.

TCDSU expressed concern about the release of student timetables for


Housing Department calls on local authorities to safeguard purpose-built accommodation for student use

The circular issued on Friday night said that student accommodation should not be used for short-term residential accommodation “indefinitely”


The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has called on local authorities to safeguard purpose-built accommodation for student use.

A circular issued to the chief executives of all local authorities last week highlighted the “critical need for purpose-built


New online fraud scheme falsifies bank transfers

Trinity student robbed after transfer faked on “prank bank” app

A Trinity student has reported falling victim to a new online fraud scheme. 

Guo, a PhD student in the department of geography, spoke to Trinity News this week about his experience, in which he had his iPhone and iPad stolen.