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Returning to campus across Ireland

A look at the different approaches to returning students to campuses

As Ireland has begun to open up again, with restrictions being cautiously lowered, universities have begun to solidify their approach to the semester, heading into a new academic year with an overall trend of much more in-person learning and on-campus

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Climate, equality and workers’ rights raised to provost candidates at GSU hustings

The GSU has four votes to cast as part of the 800-strong electorate

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Equality and diversity were at the front of postgraduate students’ concerns as they put questions to the candidates running to be Trinity’s next provost this evening.

At a hustings hosted by the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), Professors Linda Doyle, Linda

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10,253 students chose Trinity as their first preference in CAO applications

14.5 % of applicants for Level 8 courses in the CAO system have picked Trinity as their first choice

Central Applications Office (CAO) First Preference Applications to Trinity have increased by 38% for 2021, with a record high of 10,253 students.

This is a significant rise from 2020, which saw CAO First Preference Applications at 8,381 students. This was

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Poll shows Brady edging out Arrowsmith in unique Ents race

Despite some similarities between the two candidates, Brady looks set to beat out Arrowsmith

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The two candidates for this year’s Entertainments Officer race have demonstrated throughout the campaign period that they hold many similar manifesto points and ideas for event-planning in the coming academic year, aside from a few clear differences. However, although there

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Ents race: Antonia Brady to make events “as accessible for all as possible”

Brady capitalises on “non-traditional event spaces” and has plans in place even if required to go virtual

Antonia Brady, a fourth year Drama and Irish student, is one of two candidates vying for the position of Entertainments (Ents) Officer for the 2021-22 term in the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). Hailing from Navan, Co. Meath, Brady

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Zooming through the pressures of navigating social life in Trinity

Socialising through Zoom presents an opportunity for those who don’t drink to thrive in society life

It’s no surprise to anyone that socialising this semester has been very different and quite difficult for many, especially first years. Students are used to going out with friends, meeting for coffee, eating on the green and going to the …

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ICOS declares government rebate scheme “unfair”

ICOS have expressed their disappointment in the lack of inclusion of non-EEA students in government once-off €250 payment to students

The Irish Council for International Students (ICOS) has stated that the exclusion of non-EU students from the €250 payment to students is an “unfair and missed opportunity to include non-EEA international students”.

The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research,

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Two Trinity researchers awarded considerable funding grants

The funding, which was given under the SFI “Frontiers for the Future” programme, has given significant grants to two Trinity professors, Luke O’Neill and David Hoey

Two Trinity researchers have each been given considerable funding, following a €53 million funding package provided in the form of 71 grants to higher education institutions across the country.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon

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Students put at a “major disadvantage” in SUSI grant applications this year, Senator says

Students in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this year were put at a disadvantage in their SUSI application assessment

Students were put at a disadvantage in their Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant application this year, for those who were in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), a Senator has said. 

Labour Spokesperson on Higher Education Senator Annie