Trinity is only Irish college in global top 150

Posted in Governance and administration on November 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin is ranked 120th in a global graduate employability table, the only Irish university in the world’s top 150. The survey is based on the opinions of 7,000 recruitment and international managers from major businesses, canvassed by human resources firm Emerging …” (more)

[Independent, 15 November]

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Take Back Trinity Helped ‘Transform College Life’, Says Provost

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 15th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Provost Patrick Prendergast has praised the impact of this year’s Take Back Trinity protests, which he said helped ‘transform college life’. Prendergast made the comments in his annual review, published this evening, and said students ‘successfully protested against a supplemental exam fee in the ‘Take Back Trinity’ campaign …” (more)

[Donal MacNamee, University Times, 14 November]

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Trinity Still Courting Northern Irish Students, Amid Brexit Uncertainty

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity has extended its admissions feasibility study to increase Northern Irish applicants for a fifth year, after the College announced the first fall in applications from the North in four years during the summer. This year marked the first fall in applicants from the North since the study began in 2014 …” (more)

[Ciannait Khan, University Times, 12 November]

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Trinity’s location: a historical triumph and a modern disadvantage

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Sitting proudly amongst the historical Georgian architecture of South Dublin and just a short walk from many of our states’ political institutions, shopping districts, and some of the city’s finest restaurants and bars, Trinity seems to be blessed with an ideal location, the likes of which other universities can only dream of having …” (more)

[Ronan Daly, Trinity News, 12 November]

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Book of Kells and ‘most beautiful room in Ireland’ beat one million visitor mark

Posted in Governance and administration on November 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College’s Book of Kells and Old Library Exhibition has surpassed one million visitors for the first time in a single year …” (more)

[Pól Ó Conghaile, Independent, 8 November]

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Awareness Campaigns Are Not Enough. College Must Invest in Mental Health

Posted in Governance and administration on November 8th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Do you feel woozy after one too many americanos outside the Arts Block? Is your relationship with your sister fraught at best? Do you find yourself surreptitiously picking your nose when no one is watching? Are you harbouring a disproportionate hatred towards the downstairs part of the Lecky library …” (more)

[Alanna MacNamee, University Times, 5 November]

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Worry grows among Trinity students abroad as Erasmus grants remain unpaid

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 7th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A multitude of Trinity students studying abroad on the Erasmus exchange programme are yet to receive the first instalment of their Erasmus grant, sparking confusion and concern about finances. Affected students include many of those on exchanges in Scotland, Denmark, France, and Spain, and other Erasmus host countries …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 7 November]

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It’s Alarming that Trinity Dismisses Kells as Unworthy of its Own Treasures

Posted in Governance and administration on November 7th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Book of Kells is one of Trinity’s landmark attractions. Up to 454,000 people visited the book’s exhibition in the first six months of 2017. The manuscript is an intricate artistic depiction of the four gospels of the New Testament and considered one of the most magnificent pieces of art from medieval Europe …” (more)

[Ross Malervy, University Times, 7 November]

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Trinity Introduces Electronic Voting System for Fellows

Posted in Governance and administration on November 6th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity has introduced an electronic system for registering the assents of Fellows, marking a departure from traditional system of mailing hard copies to every Fellow. Assenting is the process – enshrined in the College’s statutes – by which Trinity’s Fellows vote to approve changes to policy in the College …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 5 November]

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Trinity Sport Accidentally Leaks Personal Information of 168 Sports Scholar Applicants

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on November 3rd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity Sport accidentally leaked personal information and statements of 168 applicants for the College’s sports scholarships, in an email sent out to this year’s sports scholars. In the email, which was obtained by The University Times, students were asked to fill in a form attached to accept their scholarship …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 2 November]

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College Records a Significant Increase in Plagiarism

Posted in Teaching on November 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity recorded a significant increase in the number of students reported for plagiarism between 2015/16 and 2016/17, The University Times has learned. The increase, which was reported to University Council by former Senior Lecturer Dr Gillian Martin, was attributed to the implementation by the College of a plagiarism policy in 2015 …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 2 November]

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Aramark Off Our Campus campaign returns with Westland Eats protest

Posted in Governance and administration on November 2nd, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity students protested outside Westland Eats this afternoon to oppose the presence of catering company Aramark on campus. Protesters gathered outside Westland Eats for an hour during lunchtime in the ‘Aramark Off Our Campus’ campaign’s first direct action of the semester …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 1 November]

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Trinity voices Brexit fears with Financial Times open letter

Posted in Research on November 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has voiced its concerns about the impact of Brexit on Ireland-UK research links, in a free ad in the Financial Times. In a message to readers and the wider policymaking community, it has placed an open letter in today’s edition of the newspaper …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 November]

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€300k Spent on Refurbishments to the Provost’s House

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity spent approximately €300,000 on refurbishments to the Provost’s House over the summer months this year, The University Times has learned. The figure was obtained in a freedom of information request by The University Times, which also outlined the nature of the works …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 31 October]

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110% Increase in Non-EU Students Attending Trinity

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“After major internationalisation efforts in College, the number of non-EU students studying in Trinity more than doubled between 2011/12 and 2017/18, The University Times has learned. A memorandum circulated to Finance Committee by Trinity’s Vice-President for Global Relations, Juliet Hussey, showed that College had achieved 98.5% of its target …” (more)

[Brónagh Kennedy, University Times, 30 October]

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Far From a ‘Whole Island’ University, Trinity Needs to Up its Non-Leinster Game

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 30th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“For some time now, Trinity has considered itself a champion of accessibility – and, it must be acknowledged, with some degree of justification. In the last decade, through initiatives like the Trinity Access Programme (TAP), the College has managed to partially overturn a centuries-old reputation for trenchant elitism – inspiring in the process similar strategies in Oxford and Cambridge …” (more)

[University Times, 28 October]

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Over 75% of New Trinity Students From Dublin or Leinster

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 29th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“More than three quarters of new entrants to Trinity in 2016/17 came from either Dublin or another county in Leinster, according to a report compiled by Academic Registry. The report, which was delivered by the Senior Dean at a meeting of University Council, showed that 79% of incoming Trinity students in 2016 were from Leinster …” (more)

[Jack Synnott, University Times, 28 October]

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Calling Uninest accommodations ‘luxurious’ is not helping the housing crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Living in premium student accommodation is not above the crisis, but more expensive than necessary for access to basic housing. Please stop calling Kavanagh court and similar housing options ‘luxury’. The term does not help yourself or the students who are struggling in the current housing crisis …” (more)

[Germano Girardelli, Trinity News, 27 October]

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Trinity sees 33% increase in research funding over last five years

Posted in Research on October 26th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity received €100.6m in research funding last year, marking an increase from the €74m raised four years ago, and a 33% increase over the last five years. Provost Patrick Prendergast outlined the funding figures at the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) Strategy Day Workshop last week …” (more)

[Peter Kelly, Trinity News, 26 October]

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Lack of funding for sexual consent classes in Trinity, Oireachtas committee told

Posted in Teaching on October 24th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“It may not be possible to extend classes on sexual consent to all students at Trinity College Dublin due to a lack of funding, an Oireachtas committee was told on Tuesday. Trinity College Dublin students’ union has run consent workshops for students living in Trinity Hall college accommodation based in Rathmines, and these saw 90% attendance rates last year …” (more)

[Aine McMahon, Irish Times, 23 October]

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