Trinity’s CAO Decline Shows it Needs to Focus More on the Here and Now

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“New figures that show a steep decline – of 8% – in the number of students who put Trinity down as their first choice on their CAO applications must have left College officials wondering where they’ve gone wrong. Nationally, CAO applications declined by 4.5%, suggesting that, for some reason, Trinity isn’t keeping pace …” (more)

[University Times, 19 August]

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The Provost’s Speech in Israel is Divorced from the Reality of Campus Opinion

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Provost Patrick Prendergast’s carefully crafted speech to graduates in Jerusalem this week almost certainly won him favour in the room. But back at home, it was met with outrage. Evidently feeling obliged to bring up the ‘sensitive’ topic of the anti-Israel protests that took place on campus almost 18 months ago, Prendergast apologised for the ‘regrettable’ actions …” (more)

[University Times, 19 August]

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TCDSU Targets Airbnb Amid Housing Crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on August 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has submitted a motion calling on the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) to lobby for the regulation of Airbnb amid an ongoing housing crisis …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 16 August]

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Fees complaint against Academic Registry upheld by Ombudsman

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

Ireland“A complaint against Trinity’s Academic Registry in relation to postgraduate fees has been upheld by the Office of the Ombudsman, as published in the August 2018 edition of the Ombudsman’s casebook. The complaint, which was completed in October 2017, relates to a man who stated he had received inaccurate information about the fees for his two year Masters course in Trinity …” (more)

[Niamh Lynch, Trinity News, 11 August]

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Either Trinity Knew What Fee Certainty Was, Or It Didn’t. Both Options Are Unfortunate

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

Ireland“In March, when Take Back Trinity roiled the campus, College seemed to resolutely promise fee certainty to international and postgraduate students. Last week’s fiasco, which saw Trinity reverse course on a 5% fee increase for international students, therefore looks rather mystifying – even if, like us, you’ve become conditioned to expect rather elliptical decision-making from the College …” (more)

[University Times, 6 August]

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Trinity reverses decision to increase fees

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

Ireland“College has agreed to reverse proposed 5% fee increases for international and postgraduate students following outcry from students. Following fee hikes for international and postgraduate students last week, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) held a meeting with College this morning to discuss the fee increases …” (more)

[Lauren Boland, Trinity News, 30 July]

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It Would Be Unwise for College to Underestimate Take Back Trinity Again

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

Ireland“College had finally settled down for the summer after an overwhelming year of student protests when it emerged this week that some international students had been charged an unexpected five per cent increase in fees. Bewilderment is what followed …” (more)

[University Times, 29 July]

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USI condemns TCD attempt to break international and postgrad fees agreement

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 28th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is deeply concerned that senior management in Trinity College Dublin may have reneged on an agreement with their Students’ Union that guaranteed that international non-EU and postgraduate multi-year fees would not rise …” (more)

[USI, 27 July]

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Trinity professor and driving force behind the modern St James’s Hospital

Posted in Life on July 28th, 2018 by steve

“The genial, Scottish-born, Trinity College professor and former vice-provost Ian Howie, who has died just two months before his 90th birthday, will be remembered not only for his immense contribution to the Dublin university but also for his outstanding work in a voluntary capacity elsewhere …” (more)

[Irish Times, 27 July]

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Economist who became significant political player

Posted in Life on July 28th, 2018 by steve

“Prof Martin O’Donoghue, one of Ireland’s most significant but controversial politicians of recent times, has died in his native Dublin, aged 85. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin described him as ‘a true gentleman and committed public representative’ …” (more)

[Irish Times, 28 July]

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TDCSU release statement addressing fee controversy

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 27th, 2018 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has released a statement on its Facebook page addressing a 5% fee increase in postgraduate and continuing international student fees, news that appears to break a college agreement on fee certainty reached this year …” (more)

[Peter Kelly, Trinity News, 27 July]

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TCDSU Demands Answers After Fee Rise Panic

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 27th, 2018 by steve

“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) will meet with College on Monday, after apparent fee hikes for international students triggered panic and accusations that Trinity had reneged on the fee certainty agreement brokered last term …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 26 July]

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Anger as College appears to break Take Back Trinity deal

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 26th, 2018 by steve

“College has increased non-EU and postgraduate fees by 5%, appearing to breach the fee certainty agreement agreed upon by the College Board in March, which followed the Take Back Trinity protests. College agreed to give fee certainty to postgraduate students and continuing international undergraduate students. College issued the fee certainty agreement following the success of the Take Back Trinity movement in March …” (more)

[Stacy Wrenn, Trinity News, 26 July]

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Minister and academic O’Donoghue is honoured as an Irish citizen of distinction

Posted in Life on July 25th, 2018 by steve

“Martin O’Donoghue’s death meant Ireland had ‘lost a citizen of some distinction’, the chief celebrant at his funeral Mass told mourners. Fr David Sheehy said Mr O’Donoghue had served as economic planning minister and later education minister before resuming a long academic career as Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin …” (more)

[John Downing, Independent, 25 July]

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New Trinity campus in Dublin planned to attract investment

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2018 by steve

“A new innovation district planned for the heart of Dublin’s docklands will help Ireland attract talent, investment and jobs, Trinity College said. The plan, which will include a €1 billion second campus focused on technology and innovation for the historic college, will include a mix of office, retail and living space, and will be modelled on innovation districts in Barcelona, Toronto and Boston …” (more)

[Ciara O’Brien, Irish Times, 12 July]

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Plans unveiled for new innovation district in the heart of Dublin – including €1bn Trinity campus

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2018 by steve

“Plans for a new innovation district in the heart of Dublin, bringing together multinationals, new talent and university expertise, have been unveiled. Trinity College Dublin has launched its vision for a Grand Canal Innovation District (GCID), modelled on similar ideas in major cities such as Boston, Toronto, Rotterdam and Barcelona …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 12 July]

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Trinity Bids a Final Farewell to its Oregon Maple Trees

Posted in Governance and administration on July 5th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s last Oregon Maple tree is meeting its end today, after College decided to remove it due to the risk of it collapsing. The removal of the tree, which stands in Front Square, comes weeks after the nighttime surprise collapse of the older tree in front of the Graduates Memorial Building …” (more)

[Eleanor O’Mahony, University Times, 5 July]

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Trinity Business School’s MBA Programme Ranked in Global Top 50

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2018 by steve

The Economist has named the Trinity Business School’s Executive Master’s in Business Administration as the 44th best in the world. The postgraduate degree programme was also ranked first place in Ireland and was the only Irish course to appear in the top 50 …” (more)

[Aisling Marren, University Times, 2 July]

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Trinity reduces water use amid drought warnings

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2018 by steve

“College has today called for a reduction in water consumption across its campuses. The call follows Irish Water’s decision to issue a hose pipe ban across the greater Dublin area. The ban, which took effect today, will be in place until July 31. College will use water drawn from wells for any landscape watering on campus …” (more)

[Peter Kelly, Trinity News, 2 July]

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Brexit fears spur Northerners’ Trinity snub

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 2nd, 2018 by steve

“A sharp fall in applications to Trinity College Dublin from students from the North has been blamed on Brexit. Just 759 CAO applications were made to Trinity from Northern students this year – a hefty drop from last year’s 964. Between 2014 and 2018, application numbers had steadily increased each year to the high of 964 last year, following efforts by Trinity to become a ‘university for the whole island’ …” (more)

[Nick Bramhill, Independent, 1 July]

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