How to rig the students’ union election

Trinity News senior reporters Conall Monaghan and Jessie Dolliver look at the paper ballot versus online voting debate

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With sabbatical elections only a month away, candidates are putting the final touches to their manifestos, preparing husting speeches, and drafting potential flyers – all in preparation for the run up to polling week, the results of which will determine


Trinity begins plans to construct technology campus

“Initial plans for the project are in the region of 30,000 sq.m. of teaching, research, new or refurbished buildings in one or more locations”


According to a tender notice, Trinity is seeking a construction consultant team “to project manage and design a building, or range of buildings, in a new Trinity Technology Campus.”

While the notice claims that requirements for the project are still


Trinity immunologists make progress in search for MRSA vaccine

The discovery “could significantly increase our chances of realising an effective vaccine to protect patients from MRSA”


A group of immunologists from Trinity have made a breakthrough discovery in efforts to create a vaccine against MRSA.

Dr Rachel McLoughlin, assistant professor in immunology in Trinity and a member of the research group involved, described the process of


Trinity announces strategic partnership with Beijing Foreign Studies University

Including Beijing Foreign Studies University, Trinity has 16 major partnerships with universities in the East Asia region. These include universities in Japan, Korea, Singapore, the Hong Kong region, as well as Mainland China.

NEWSTrinity yesterday confirmed the beginning of a joint research programme as well as an exchange programme with Beijing Foreign Studies University.

The announcement was made as part of a state visit to China led by Minister for Education and Skills, …


Trinity professor criticises College for not rewarding merit among academic staff

Professor Malcolm MacLachlan also spoke of a need for Trinity to abandon “arrogant and defensive rhetoric about being Ireland’s leading university”


A professor in Trinity’s department of psychology, professor Malcolm MacLachlan, has spoken out about internal issues in the college surrounding the promotion of staff, claiming that this has contributed to the college’s decline in international university rankings.

Writing in the


Social Democrats plan to set up Trinity society

Potential members encouraged to use the society as a platform to campaign on internal college issues


The recently formed Social Democrats spoke to supporters in the GMB on Monday about plans to establish party affiliated societies within Trinity and other universities. Former USI president Joe O’Connor and Trinity alumna Hannah McCarthy led the informal proceedings.

O’Connor …


Soaring rent prices and travel expenses cause student living costs to rise

The average cost of college for Dublin students living away from home will rise next year to €11,838.


The average cost of college for Dublin students living away from home will rise next year to €11,838, an increase of over €270 since last year’s figure.

This is according to DIT Campus Life’s annual Cost of Living Guide, …