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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) – Student Exchange

By Mark Ryan

I’m on a full-year exchange here at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and so far it is has been a great experience. HKUST is very different to Trinity. One of the great things about this university is the campus itself. We are right on the side of a cliff overlooking the South China Sea which gives us great views. The facilities include everything you would want in a university with lots of dining options, both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, barbeque pits right beside the beach, sports pitches etc. I take classes in the Lee Shau Kee Business School which is only three years old and a great improvement to the Arts building in TCD. The only disadvantage about the university is that we have to take a mini bus and then an MTR train to get into the centre of Hong Kong, which gets difficult late at night and there can be long lines for buses at times. It is very different from Trinity where we are in the centre of everything, but given that the city is so overcrowded and busy it’s not such a bad thing.

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STUDENT LIFE AT TRINITY – AN EXPANSIVE STUDENT CULTURE

By: Anna McAlpine (Visiting Student to Trinity College Dublin at the School of English

Home Institution: St. Andrews, English Literature and Philosophy MA (Hons)

Before coming to Trinity I had compiled a list – a list that went on about three pages, bursting at the margins – full of the societies I was going to join when I arrived. I was like an overexcited fresher all over again. Thankfully, for the good of my academics and sleeping pattern, I managed to considerably narrow down that list. I managed to whittle it down to three extracurricular that I have thoroughly enjoyed – namely, Evening Creative Writing Class, the Metafizz and the Law Society. I will expound slightly on what each one entails in case you also want to join any of these fabulous activities!

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Blogger Clodagh interviewed Áine O’Gorman and shared her view on the divestment campaign at Trinity

Clodagh Schofield

Visiting Student

Departments at Trinity: Economics, English, Sociology

Home University: University of Sydney, Political Economy and Cultural Studies

This week, blogger Clodagh interviewed Áine O’Gorman and shared her view on the divestment campaign at Trinity.

At home at my university in Australia, I’ve been very involved in encouraging the university to implement a responsible investment policy for their substantial endowment which would divest us of fossil fuels. Before I came to Trinity College, I heard about Fossil Free TCD, a group of students and staff working to see TCD cease investment in fossil fuels & reinvest the money in ethical industry. However, the person who told me about it described the group as “a few interested people working on a fledgling campaign” and it did not prepare me for the scale, diversity, and exciting atmosphere surrounding the project.

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Amr Dawood, Trinity Student Ambassador, Entrepreneur with TCD international non-profit organisation Enactus, writes about his trip to the UN Youth Summit in New York

It’s almost time to board my flight, I have my ticket, passport, and suitcase all packed, and I can’t wait to get to New York. Let me tell you why I am excited: I am going to be a delegate in the 2016 Annual Youth Summit at the United Nations.

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