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BITESIZE TOP 10 COURSES: ENGLISH

Keri is one of our US students who is in her fourth year in Trinity.  Here she lets us know about her experience of studying English at Trinity, one of our Top 10 Courses. 

I get the desire to get out and see the world; I also get that it can be scary to consider moving thousands of miles away from your family, so I commend you for coming this far. Honestly, the best thing you can do for yourself at this juncture is read all of the research you can get your eyeballs on. To that end, I’d like to share with you a little bit of insight into the reasons I chose to go to Trinity.

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Student Life at Trinity by Madison Tucky

All of the students that I talked to about studying abroad at Trinity said that the best way to get involved on campus was to join some student societies. This way you could meet people with similar interests to your own, or join a society you knew nothing about and learn. All of the information about the societies is online, so I just looked up Trinity Societies one day and went through them, picking out a few ones that I thought looked interesting. I emailed them and they gave me a time to come and talk with one of their member about what the society was like and how to sign up. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was getting into, but everyone that I met with was so friendly. Even though I’m only here for the one term, all of the societies still wanted me to join them and take part in their activities. I didn’t know before getting here if it would be easy or difficult to get involved since I am only here for such a short time, but so far it’s been really easy to feel like a member of the student body.*

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Trinity Student Management Fund (SMF)

The SMF is the first initiative of its kind within Europe, it manages a real-life long-only equity portfolio and is 100% run by students. We are a non-remunerated organization with two primary mandates. The first of which is educate Trinity students with a view to granting them a competitive advantage in the jobs market at home and abroad. The second of which is to give back to the community which sustains us, to that end 10% of annual profits are donated to the Trinity Access Programme (TAP) which assists students from underrepresented backgrounds with their tuitions fees and other expenses. The remaining 90% of our returns are reinvested into the portfolio with a view to growing it to a critical mass whereby the 10% donated to charity becomes a meaningful sum.

Chris Swords, a third year psychology and economics student, is a sector manager in the SMF (Student Management Fund) and has been involved with the society since he came to Trinity. We asked Chris to tell us about his experience with the SMF:

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