The claims made by Dr. Charles Larkin were based off analysis of the Cassells ReportConn de Barra
Dr Charles Larkin, a Trinity Economics lecturer and research associate, has warned that the student loan scheme proposed in the Cassells Report could cost €10 billion over 12 years. Dr Larkin said Ireland’s higher education system is neither small enough …
Council warns developments could disrupt transport and residential facilities in Grangegorman areaConn de Barra
Development plans to increase student accommodation near the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Grangegorman campus have been criticised by Dublin City Council (DCC). The council has rejected two development plans and requested their redesign, arguing they could cause disruption for …
Declaration rules in higher education institutions currently do not cover essay mills as it is difficult to detect outsourced materialConn de Barra
Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he plans to introduce legislation for prosecuting “essay mill” companies. These online companies offer to write essays for students for a fee.
Declaration rules in higher education institutions currently do not cover essay …
63.1% of UCD students voted in favour of reunificationConn de Barra
63.1% of students have voted to support University College Dublin Students’ Union (UCDSU) adopting a mandate in favour of Irish reunification. 3,325 students were polled on March 7 and 8, with 1,995 voting to support the pro-unity stance.
Agricultural students …
Travel ban may disrupt universities’ ability to send staff and students abroadConn de Barra
The European University Association (EUA) has expressed concern at US President Donald Trump’s executive order passed last Friday. The order, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” has barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries – …
College joins a worldwide initiative to break financial ties with the fossil fuel industryConn de Barra
Trinity College has announced today its intention to sell off investments in fossil fuel companies, becoming the first Irish university to do so. The move comes in response to a 15 month student campaign, spearheaded in Trinity by Fossil Free …
Analysis of feeder school data illustrates Trinity’s place in the Irish educational divideCathal Kavanagh
The most recent data on “feeder” schools to third-level institutions has illustrated Trinity’s place within the Irish educational divide.
Students who attend one of the country’s 51 fee-paying schools are more than four times more likely to attend Trinity than …
BESS graduate Lara Connaughton wins spot on masters programme in Tsinghua University, BeijingConn de Barra
Lara Connaughton, a Business, Economics and Social Studies (BESS) graduate, has gained a place in the Schwarzman Scholarship programme, making her the first Irish applicant to do so since the programme was founded in 2013. Lara specialised in Business and …
The global academic awards programme awards six TCD students at Global and Regional levelsConn de Barra
Six Trinity College students were announced as Global or Regional Winners in this year’s Undergraduate Awards (UA). All six of them received their awards at this year’s UA Global Summit, which was held in Dublin from November 8-11. The summit …
Anaesthetic ketamine now being considered as a treatment for preventing depressive relapsesConn de Barra
Trinity College’s Department of Psychiatry is leading a series of trials investigating the effectiveness of ketamine in treating depression. The trials will be overseen by Professor Declan McLoughlin, a research professor of psychiatry, along with his team at St Patrick’s …