By Sarada Symonds
Visiting Student Blogger
While living in a new country is a pretty exciting experience, you also have to somehow find the time to study. Even though you might have less homework, it’s better to start preparing for exams early, since they’re a huge part of your grade. If you’re like me and have lots of free time between classes, it’s important to find places around campus where you can block out distractions and focus on work. Here’s a few local spaces I found that were great for studying.
Continue reading Study Spots On and Off Campus
By Kelly Konya
Hey everyone! My name is Kelly and I just started working as a Global Room Student Ambassador this very Monday morning. Already today, I have assisted a tour of campus with Byrne Hacking, where we met students from the University of Macau (who all loved Trinity!), and I’ve helped with the set-up of a lunch reception for a graduation ceremony. My first day on the job has already rejuvenated my love for this university and my on-going excitement to be doing research here. I am currently an M.Phil in Irish Writing student but will finish up this August and jump right into my Ph.D with hopes that the momentum will allow me to write my first book!
Continue reading Global Room Student Ambassador Perspective…
By Cormac Begley (2nd Year Psychology Student)
Last week I volunteered at the Synaesthesia and Cross-modal Perception Conference which was being hosted in The Lloyd. By ‘volunteered’ I mean I helped set up posters and upload various speakers’ presentations to the communal laptop. It wasn’t terribly demanding work so I had the opportunity to sit in most of the talks and be educated on all things synaesthesia. Although defining synaesthesia can be tricky (Simner, 2012)* the UK Synaesthesia Association describes it as “a ‘union of the senses’ whereby two or more of the five senses that are normally experienced separately are involuntarily and automatically joined together”. Synaesthetes may see colours when they hear sounds or read words, or experience other combinations of tastes, smells and tactile experiences.
Continue reading Volunteering at the Synaesthesia and Cross-modal Perception Conference
By Anna McAlpine (Visiting Student – Departments at Trinity: School of English – Home Institution: St. Andrews, English Literature and Philosophy MA (Hons))
After deciding to study abroad at Trinity, I read up on all of the fun things to do on campus and there was one event that made it to the top of my list – Trinity Ball. I knew from the start of my semester here that I had to get a ticket. After countless attempts to purchase them online from the crashed website, one missed bus and a sprint to class later, I managed to get my hands on one. At my home university we regularly hold balls and formal events, however, there was a frisson of excitement around Trinity Ball as it is heralded ‘Europe’s largest open air private party’ – quite the claim!
Continue reading A Review Of Trinity Ball
By Madison Tucky, Visiting Student, Trinity Department: English, (Home University: University of Southern California, English and Narrative Studies Major)
When I told people that I would be studying abroad in Dublin this term, the main thing that everyone wanted to talk about was how excited I was for St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve never made a big deal out of St. Patrick’s Day before, but I was also really looking forward to spending it in Ireland. I assumed the atmosphere would be really fun and that there would be a lot of tourists visiting the city. I was right on both counts and had a really wonderful day. I slept in late but eventually got up and got dressed, wearing lots of green of course and a shamrock stick-on-tattoo on my cheek. My friend and I went down to the parade route that goes through Dublin and hung out there for a little while. There were so many people who’d been waiting for the parade for hours so we were just standing at the back, but we just wanted to be out with everyone and didn’t care how much of the parade we actually saw.
Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
By Meg Beare
Trinity College is genuinely such a lovely place to be LGBT. Even before I came here I saw a YouTube series that Q Soc (Trinity’s LGBT society) had made which talked about members’ positive experiences in Trinity, so I didn’t have to worry at all about whether or not to come out at college.
Continue reading My Experience as part of the Trinity LGBT Community
Departments at Trinity: School of English
Home Institution: St. Andrews, English Literature and Philosophy MA (Hons)
“The streets are busy. Alighting the bus at Grafton Street, the city is intoxicating with people bustling all around me, sprawling in every direction. I know my route – dodging bodies on my quest to reach the old building peering over the shops on College Green. The traffic flows constantly through the streets never pausing for rest – carrying vessels filled with people set on entering the town centre as I seek to escape it. I finally clear the corner, following the black metal fence that winds around Trinity campus. Then finally, the ancient wooden gates stand before me, although I am not permitted to stand still and admire them.
Continue reading First Impressions…