The organisation said the government should adopt a five-point emergency intervention to deal with the deteriorating situation in hospitals.
The certificate is the first of its kind in Ireland, and will be run by Tangent.
Michael Byrne, a homeless man who often slept on the UCD campus, was affectionately known to many as ‘Old Man Belfield’.
The Trinity graduate received critical acclaim for her novel Normal People, which was set in the College.
Trinity continued to allow students to go on Erasmus, after many universities cancelled their programmes last summer.
The MPhil is a taught master’s degree, which can be studied full time for a year or part time for two years.
The government has said that it will push ahead with in-person leaving certificate exams.
The government announced the grant as part of Budget 2021.
The 10-day election cycle sees students elect the union’s sabbatical officer and the editors of The University Times.
Exams are due to start next week, but students may defer without providing a reason due to the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic.