College given green light for 358 new beds in Halls

Four new accommodation blocks will be constructed in Trinity Hall despite objections from local residents

College is to add 358 new beds to Trinity Hall (Halls).

Trinity has received planning permission to construct four new accommodation blocks in Halls despite complaints from local residents.

The expansion will add 358 new beds to the student accommodation

HEA Bill to be pushed back to autumn

The bill has faced significant opposition in the Seanad backed by students’ unions around the country

The Higher Education Authority Bill 2022 will be pushed back to autumn. The bill will not be pushed through before the Oireachtas summer recess.

It was originally expected that the bill would be passed in both houses of the Oireachtas

Student unions express dismay over guillotining of HEA Bill debate

Concerns surrounding the guillotining of the debate of the HEA Bill last week are being expressed by student unions, after the debate only addressed six of the 326 amendments

An open letter has been issued to government regarding the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Bill 2022 on behalf of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), Students4Change (S4C), National College of Art and Design Students’ Union

The logo of Trinity Graduate Students' Union (GSU).

Two candidates announced for uncontested GSU elections

Hustings for the elections were announced less than 12 hours before they took place

Both sabbatical positions for the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) elections will be contested by just one candidate.

Marcos Porfirio, a master’s student in International Politics is the sole presidential candidate, while Nontyatyambo Manyisane is running for vice president. Manyisane is

Rhetoric overshadows substance in Seanad debate over HEA Bill

TCDSU, GSU, and S4C attended yesterday’s debate in the Seanad at which no amendments to the bill were passed

Representative student groups from Trinity attended Seanad Éireann to witness a debate on the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Bill 2022 yesterday.

Senators discussed and voted on amendments to the text of the bill with concerns raised around government overreach into …

Government announce €28,000 stipend for PhD research addressing “national and global grand challenges”

Innovate for Ireland aims to incentivise up to 400 PhD students to undertake research in areas such as climate change

Government has announced an initiative to encourage PhD research in areas which address “national and global grand challenges” including a €28,000 stipend for student researchers.

Innovate for Ireland is a collaborative initiative between Government and the private sector industry seeking …