Exam scripts constitues as personal data rules European Court of Justice

The ECJ’s ruling follows eight years of legal battles through the High Court and Supreme Court.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the exam script of an Irish student constitutes as personal data and should be allowed to be accessed by the student. The ECJ’s ruling follows over eight years of legal battles


Trinity academics call for targeted smoking prevention in new study

The outline aimed to help in the implementation of a smoke-free campus

A new study by Trinity academics has called for better targeting of smoking prevention measures. The study, led by Dr. Gabrielle McKee of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, explores smoking and quitting behaviours among students. The study aims to


College moves to introduce winter exams

The proposal to introduce winter exams went through the first step of the approval process earlier today

College has taken the first steps towards introducing winter exams at the end of Michaelmas Term. The proposal to facilitate winter exams alongside existing exams has gone through the first step of approval, following a vote by university Fellows.

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Take two: mastering Hilary Term

Having carefully deciphered your mam’s exasperated comments on college existence, we’ve come up with the essential advice you need to survive your second semester at Trinity



Meaning: Go to your lectures this Hilary Term. Yes, you’re starting to grow lethargic and you’re tired of being told what to do but here’s the thing; you don’t have to go to


Life in the Library

Caoimhe Gordon discovers the vital information, the acceptable behaviour and the hard truths of spending time in the library, the place to be this exam season.


“Sure, isn’t it ironic!” I heard a young culchie say to his pal as they wandered into the area referred to only as the purple couches one sunny March day. “The library would be actually be a lot more helpful …


Don’t put Descartes before the horse: why philosophy won’t save the Junior Cert

Despite the excitement around the introduction of Junior Cert Philosophy, Dearbháil Clarke is skeptical of the level of change it will bring.

COMMENTIt’s common knowledge at this stage that something vague and formless is shifting in the Junior Cycle.  The Junior Certificate is rebranding itself as the Junior Cycle Student Award (JCSA). The Department of Education and Skills are throwing out buzzwords


Preparation ends as hopeful scholars begin exams

Feelings about the week varied between different potential scholars, from “they’re just like summer exams” to “if you don’t have nightmares of missing your exam, you’re not working hard enough.”

NEWSAfter months of preparation, the waiting is over for several second year students as they start to sit the annual scholar exams.

For many, the exams began yesterday morning with the majority of students sitting their first paper.  Overall, all …


Leaving Cert appeals: stress upon stress

Niamh Lynch examines the prolonged influence of the Leaving Certificate appeals system on students.


Every August, the delighted faces of many Leaving Certificate students are published online and in newspapers the length and breadth of the country. However, less noticeably, there are a sizeable proportion of students who are disappointed with results that are