Editorial

Editorial

Erasmus Gamble Marks Trinity as an Outlier. Time Will Tell If It’s Right

Trinity last week became Ireland’s first – and possibly only – university to allow students the option of travelling abroad for Erasmus.
Editorial

Facing Irrefutable Evidence, Ireland Still Refuses to Fund its Own Future

The Department of Education has said Irish universities will have to find the solutions to their financial issues from within their own budgets.
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In GSU Elections, Rhetoric That Doesn’t Match Harsh Postgraduate Realities

The three candidates in this year’s elections didn’t convince at the first GSU hustings this week.
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Three Colleges Have Made Decisions on Erasmus. Why is Trinity so Quiet?

Students need information on whether they need to start planning for Erasmus – or for a year in Dublin.
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Colleges, Take Note: A Third-Level Expert Just Poured Cold Water on Online Teaching

Peter Clinch warned this week that Ireland’s universities will struggle to ‘compete’ when it comes to a high-quality online education.
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It’s Hard to Understand Trinity’s Optimism About its Capital Projects

College says it’s still pushing ahead with plans for TTEC and E3, despite huge financial fears as a result of the coronavirus.
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We’ve Got Leaving Cert Clarity – Now Students Need Certainty From Colleges

Trinity must start putting in place specific plans for incoming first years – and communicate them quickly and clearly.
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Why is the Provost So Quiet on Board Changes With Huge Autonomy Implications?

Patrick Prendergast is a member of a working group proposing changes that many fear could jeopardise Trinity’s independence.
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In Halls, Trinity Gets Into Another Accommodation Mess Of Its Own Making

Students in Halls were outraged at nightly charges to remain in accommodation, and by a proposal to move those staying into one block.
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On Third-Level, a Provostial Warning is Worrying. It’s Also Likely to Go Unheard

Provost Patrick Prendergast this week warned Trinity could lose up to €120 million as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.