Faced with the growing commercialisation of College, students have no choice but to support industrial action
For the first time in years Trinity faces the prospect of industrial action. The current impasse between non-academic staff and College could be ended through a negotiated settlement; however, we cannot ignore the important implications of the policies College has …
Aidan Carolan analyses the events of last night’s TCLR speaker series on the Irish Judiciary
Driven by a passion for all things Irish and judicial, law students and others turned out in force last night for a panel discussion organised by the Trinity College Law Review at the GMB. The first event of the Law …
The plan has been called “embarrassing” by the Irish Federation of University Teachers
Trinity is seeking to sell the naming rights to areas of campus in a deal which will earn €1 million over the first five years. College will appoint consultants to identify individuals or organisations willing to participate in the deal, …
Phil Freshers’ week night with Q-Soc & TAF at the Grand Social follows up first debate of the year
Club Philth, the annual Freshers’ Week extravaganza of drinking and debauchery co-hosted this year by the Phil, Trinity Arts Festival and Q-Soc, took place on Thursday evening. Over 800 Trinity students descended upon the Grand Social for a Studio 54-inspired …
“What we spend time on becomes a large part of who we are, and so deciding how to spend your time is also about deciding who you want to be.”
Last week a friend of mine, an incoming fresher in Law and Politics, messaged me: “My timetable is awfully sparse”, he said. He was referring to the 15 contact hours a week – a good number, in my estimation. “Welcome …
This development comes in addition to the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) strike planned for February 3.
The Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) has decided to ballot for strike action among its members in February. The planned ballot is in response to proposed new government legislation, which TUI perceives as detrimental to the institute of technology sector. …
Coming to Trinity didn’t cause any of my problems. It just made me realise that they weren’t going away by themselves.
2015 was a year of public self-exposition for me. It started in June with a cheerful series of Leaving Cert diaries for the Independent, which segued into the nervous diary of a fresher over my first week here. Now it’s …
Paul Melia, the environmental editor of The Irish Independent described his own experience at COP21, and how a real “ground swell”, and desire for climate change could be sensed from the public.
On Wednesday evening a public discussion entitled “Ways Forward: Considering the COP21 Agreement – The beginning of the end of the fossil fuel age” took place in College. Participants were invited to respond to and analyse COP21 – the 21st …
The Board chose the latest possible time at which to demolish the building, vastly increasing costs
At a Trinity College Board meeting held on 9 December plans concerning the demolition of the Perry Building were discussed. It had been agreed beforehand that the Perry Building would be demolished to make way for the construction of a …
College aims to have 1,000 online students by 2019
The 37 students of Trinity’s first exclusively online education programme graduated earlier this month at a ceremony held on campus.
The course, which took the form of a postgraduate diploma in applied social studies and was offered by the School …