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Analysis: The Higher Education Authority Bill does not increase student representation in any higher education institution

The bill will decrease student membership of the governing body in 60% of colleges

Earlier this week at a town hall meeting held by College, Registrar Neville Cox suggested that the provisions of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Bill 2022, which specifies two student representatives on the governing authority of every higher education institution, …

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Analysis: What will student representation on College Board look like under the HEA Bill 2022?

Under proposed plans, student representation on College Board will be halved

The reduction of student representation on the College Board has been a particularly controversial aspect of the Higher Education Authority Bill (HEA) 2022. Under the Bill, student representation on the Board is set to be halved, from four places to

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Analysis: What is the Higher Education Authority Bill and what does it mean for Trinity?

The Bill will oversee drastic changes to how universities are funded and governed. Here’s what you need to know.

On Monday, College will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the drafting of a supplemental charter. The supplemental charter is a response to major proposed changes by Government to the structure of higher education in Ireland, contained in the …

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Analysis: What would be the effects of the UT funding petition?

The proposal is much less extensive than a 2019 one, which aimed to cut the paper’s funding by more than 90%

A petition is being circulated calling for changes to the funding structure of the University Times (UT). The paper is part of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), though the union’s constitution stipulates that the paper has editorial independence.

If …

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Analysis: Trinity’s removal of mask mandate leaves immunocompromised students concerned

A spokesperson for the Ability Co_op urged students to continue wearing masks in lectures and tutorials, fearing College will become “an intimidating and scary environment”

Last week, College announced that it was lifting the mask mandate, in line with government’s own decision to remove requirements for face coverings in public settings. 

From Monday 28 February, face coverings are longer compulsory within Trinity, except in healthcare

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Education race: Cummins set for comfortable win in uncontested election

The STEM convenor is predicted to win about nine-tenths of the vote

Running uncontested for the role of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) Education Officer, incumbent STEM convenor Zöe Cummins received 90.5% of first preference votes in last week’s Trinity News poll, with the remainder going to re-open nominations (RON).…

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Ents race: strong lead for Lynch over Nadia and Donnelly

Despite the largely similar manifestos and campaign promises of the three candidates, Lynch looks set to take the role

In this year’s race to be Trinity College Dublin Student Union’s (TCDSU) next Entertainments (Ents) Officer, students might have expected a high degree of variety in what is this year’s most-contested race. Yet throughout the past two weeks, its three …