Tag: university

TCD Debating Scandal: Do Bugman Sexual Ethics Have a Future

Another Irish institution was put on notice this month with allegations of sexual impropriety emerging, this time in the swank environs of Trinity College debating. Centring on the twin TCD debating societies (The Hist and The Phil), the scandal aired...

/ 25/09/2021

Defending the Classics Against Wokeness —An Irish Student Experience

I used to think that having reached my third year at college I could no longer be shocked by the wokeness which permeates the university campus, its students and faculty. I thought I would be able to grit my teeth...

/ 03/03/2021

Trinity CSC Takes Aim at Catholic Prayer Groups

Trinity College Dublin’s Central Societies Committee (CSC), the group in charge of managing campus societies, has taken aim at a Catholic prayer group held by the college’s Catholic Laurentian society. In a statement given to University Times, CSC Secretary Ultan...

/ 17/11/2020

Is Ireland’s International Student Bubble About to Burst?

Corona and Third Level’s Financial Circuit Breaker The interruption of lectures twinned with a sharp decline in international students has precipitated a cash flow problem for the majority of Irish universities, Trinity not least among them. With Queen's College Belfast...

/ 18/10/2020

On the Devaluation of Education

When examining the uneducated and anti-intellectual nature of Ireland and Western societies, the main cause, as well as telescreen entertainment saturation, is mass education. Such is the opposite of actual education, and the deleterious effect of which was foretold by...

/ 04/08/2020

The USI Chooses Oblivion

The Burkean looks with considerable dismay at the recent Annual Congress of the Union of Students of Ireland.  While supposedly open to all, it's a cliquey process, largely occurring without the notice of the student population of Ireland, despite being...

/ 28/05/2020

TCDSU Gears Up for Another Year of Activism

As the coming year approaches and the next set of Trinity Student Union officers dream up their big, world-changing ideas, which bare absolutely no relation to the University or its students, it seems like a good time to look back...

/ 21/08/2019

It’s Time to Disaffiliate From the USI

At the beginning of each year students across Ireland pay their college and university fees. Incorporated into these lump sums is the standardised €8 membership fee for the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). This organisation purports to represent 374,000...

/ 01/03/2019

The Burkean’s Guide to the Trinity Student Union Elections

Let me ask you a question comrade: What’s the difference between The Catholic Church and Trinity’s Student Union? The former massively out of touch organisation doesn’t pretend to be democratic. The SU however have firmly kept to the claim that...

/ 25/02/2019

TCDSU Has a Problem With the Concept of Restraint

College students have a vast variety of traits they’re famous for. Most of these fall under remit of the classic Seven Deadly Sins. You know; gluttony, lust, sloth, that sort of thing. Of course, they’re also known for being annoying...

/ 08/11/2018