Diary of a Fresher

Yesterday’s S2S meetings and the vibrant community on campus drove home the reality of student life for our Freshers.

Tuesday, 20 September:

Aoife Donnellan, Junior Freshman Philosophy and English:

It all started with walking in an hour late to an hour long talk.

I awkwardly half-stood/half-crouched at the back of the room, just in time to catch “and I


Flying solo: coming to Trinity alone

Here some of the best events to attend during Freshers’ Week if you’re coming to Trinity alone.

Deciding to go to college is a massive decision. A new city, new people, a new home, a new environment. All of this can be extremely daunting, but is also beyond exciting! Here’s a collection of some of the go-to


Cóisir kicks off Freshers’ Week with a bop

Trinity News embarked upon an adventure to locate the famous District 8

Trinity Ents started their freshers’ week with a bang with ‘Cóisir’, an event featuring Katie Laffan and Daithí, and collaborated with An Cumann Gaelach, SUAS and The Hist.

The night began in the Hist conversation room, featuring a lavish reception


Top society picks for freshers’ fair

Luke O’Reilly and Ferdy Emmet pick out the essential sign-ups for this week, so save yourself the four-year trial and error

The Phil

The Phil is the oldest student society in the world which goes from strength to strength every year. Popular among freshers, the Phil considers its members to all be part of one big Phamily (Lord!). A tight-knit group,


Students Against Fees establishes steering committee to oversee running of group

The focus of the meeting was on the need for a coherent structure, and future action of the group with regard to the new academic year

NEWSWednesday April 6 saw another open meeting held by Students Against Fees (SAF). This time, the focus was very much on the need for a coherent structure, and future action of the group with regard to the new academic year.…


Freshers’ Week Is Better the Second Time Around

Freshers, the supposed target audience, often don’t know how to “do” Freshers’ Week properly. Saoirse Ní Scanláin explains why she got more out of it this time around.


Low expectations

I have recently discovered that I am extraordinarily talented at missing trains. My new-found hobby left me sitting on the cold floor of Carlow train station on the last day of Freshers’ Week, hoping to make it back


Phil comedy debate starts year with laughter

GMB welcomes students & comedians who ‘do it for the likes.’


The Phil’s first debate of the year occurred on Thursday the 24th of September on the motion “This House Would do it for the Likes”. As is usually the case in Freshers’ week, it was a comedy debate featuring a …


Fresher’s Week Monday with Trinity Ents

Ents’ Monday lineup provided a varied and exciting start to Freshers’ Week with Fashion Fest in the Pav and Baby Got Back in District 8



Trinity Ents kicked off Freshers’ Week yesterday with two events, ‘Fashion Fest’ in the Pav during the day, and the sold-out ‘Baby Got Back: Back to the 90s’ later that night in District 8.

Ents teamed up with the Fashion …