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When Voting, Students Should Focus on College Unity Rather than Irish Unity

With students getting ready to vote, Simon Foy argues that the decision is not about Irish unity but whether or not we want an inclusive campus that allows for a diversity of views.
By Simon Foy
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The Merits of Doing a Dissertation

James Shaw discusses Trinity’s unique position of offering undergraduates the chance to do a dissertation and outlines what students can expect from the experience.
By James Shaw
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Young Men Need to be More Open About their Mental Health

The leading cause of death for young men in Ireland aged between 15 to 34 is suicide. We need a more open culture to address this.
By Simon Foy
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Trading on “Niceness” Should Not Be the Way You Run a Welfare Campaign

Working to form an overarching network of external welfare supports would surely dramatically transform the experiences of hundreds, or even thousands, of Trinity students.
By Aisling Curtis
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Despite Repeated Promises of “Inclusion”, TCDSU Remains an Elusive Entity

With 'inclusion' once again taking centre-stage in elections, Simon Foy argues that it's a campaign buzzword that should be treated with scepticism.
By Simon Foy
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Motivation in Attracting Non-EU Students to Ireland is Often Cynical

Kevin Donoghue argues that although non-EU students are a valuable asset, the intentions of those attracting them here are often solely financial.
By Kevin Donoghue
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In Trying to Secure Student Accommodation, Universities Face a Multitude of Challenges

As the student accommodation crisis rages on, institutes are trying to secure their own beds, but face plenty of roadblocks.
By Simon Foy
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Gaeilgeoirí Gan Cúis Imní Tar Éis Cinnidh NUIG

Níl Ceannaire Ollscoil le Gaeilge éigeantach chun cultúr Gaelach a bhuanú.
By Christopher McMahon
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By Awarding Scholarships to Refugees, DCU sets a Precedent Other Universities Should Follow

Kate Lawler examines DCU's compassionate approach to help refugees and agrues that other Irish universities should follow suit.
By Kate Lawler
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Inequality is Rising and More Needs to be Done to Tackle It

Seán Barret argues that inequality is rising, and the education system needs to be the one that tackles it.
By Seán Barrett