From a conference in Trinity to the Provost's Rankings Committee, more energy than ever is being poured into improving a university's ranking.
Despite previous reports that talks had reached an impasse, progress is ongoing and will be concluded in the coming weeks, according to Trinity's Chief Financial Officer.
Trinity will seek to offer more attractive salary packages, with hopes that the new strategic hires scheme could be funded by philanthropic donations.
The increase in income comes as Trinity has become less reliant on state funding, with the majority of financial support coming from non-exchequer sources.
In an addition to fundraising and a potential loan for the College, a new student levy introduced to fund the centre would introduced, only charging students that will get use out of the centre.
18.2 per cent of over 1,000 students polled said they would not support such an increase.
The project, which is changing how undergraduates are taught and assessed, is raising concerns over resources and the Americanisation of the curriculum.
Keane, running on a platform of engagement and improving College services, won on the first count with 52.9 per cent of first-preference votes.
McClean, who ran on a platform of representation and accommodation, who on the third count with 44 per cent of first-preference votes.
MacPherson, who ran on a platform of equality and diversity in the union, won on the first count, with 85.4 per cent of the vote.