Trinity College Dublin was created by royal charter in 1592 . Its foundation came at a time when many universities were being established across western Europe in the belief that they would give prestige to the state in which they were located and that their graduates, clergy for the most part, would perform a vital service as civil administrators.
Trinity offers an exceptional educational experience centred on a research-inspired curriculum. Courses include many module options, opportunities to studyat leading universities worldwide, and the chance to become involved in our research activities.The students come from every county in Ireland (with over 50% from outside Dublin) and all socio-economic backgrounds. The international students represent 118 different nationalities.
Trinity College has five research institutes these include: Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), Trinity Long Room Hub (TLRH) and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN).
Career Pathways is a college based, individualised transition planning service for students with disabilities as they progress through higher education and move into the workplace. The purpose of Career Pathways is to prepare the student for the world of work.It aims to support students in exploring their career options, to enhance their awareness of their needs, and to support them in managing their disability in the workplace. It also aims to link the individual with employers who are disability aware and who are positive role models.Career Pathways is an innovative service established by Trinity College Dublin.
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The Library of Trinity College Dublin is unique in the complex variety of roles it performs, ranging from a legal depository of British and Irish published works to its place as one of Ireland’s premier visitor attractions. But many of the challenges it faces are ones that will resonate across all universities and libraries, together with other academic and cultural institutions.
The College Health Service is a recognised Centre of Practice under the General Medical Service Scheme. Eligible students can arrange to register with the service by attending the College Health Service desk at registration or the College Health Centre.
Trinity is situated in the heart of Dublin's city centre, at the centre of the country's transport hub, in a beautiful campus which contains a wonderful mix of modern and historic facilities (including the country's largest research library).
Getting involved in sport during your time at university is the best way to meet friends, try new activities, represent your College or simply keep healthy. The state-of-the-art sport facilities are available for use by all students and our varied programme of activity ensures that there is something for everyone – over 50 student clubs, swimming pool, 40+ weekly classes, gym, climbing wall and much more. The Department also runs a Sports Scholarship Programme to assist high performing athletes achieve sporting excellence alongside academic success.
Every student at Trinity College is automatically a member of the Students' Union and/or the Graduate Students' Union. The Students' Union, whose Officers – President, Education, Welfare, Communications and Entertainments Officers are elected by the whole student body, represent student interest and provides a range of student services. In House 6 in Front Square you will find the Students' Union offices, a shop, a travelcard office, fax and photo services and bookshop. The Students' Union Officers are also in House 6 where you can avail of confidential academic and welfare advice services.
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