Dorian Gray Project 10 years on.


The evening of the 24th January 2020, the Central Societies Committee supported by Trinity Development & Alumni will be joined by the Provost and current members of College to mark 50 years of the Central Societies Committee, as well as to welcome back TCD Alumni and Staff who participated in the Dorian Gray project in 2009. 

In November 2009, named after Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, the Dorian Gray Project was launched by the Central Societies Committee to celebrate student life in Trinity. Over 900 members of the Trinity community had their portraits taken in the Public Theatre in TCD. Each of these portraits, caught in an instant of time, has been incorporated into an image of Front Square below, to symbolise the living element that embodies Trinity College life, and is a testimony that College is more than just bricks and mortar, quads and cobbles – it is a living community.

All participants in the project were emailed in November 2019 with a link to their image as well as an invitation to return in order to celebrate, reconnect and reminisce.

The images taken in 2009 can be found here

Bank of Ireland Sponsorship pitches


From twenty two applications ten student societies pitched for sponsorship from Bank of Ireland yesterday in the BOI Workbench on Trinity Campus

Congratulations to all of the students who took part, representing their society. The judges were so impressed by the pitches that each society came away with some funding towards their respective event.  Agriculture Soc, Biological Soc, DUPA, Fashion Soc, The Hist, Musical Theatre Society, QSoc, TAF, TEDx Trinity, Vegan Soc.

 

Bank of Ireland Society Sponsorship


Application for Bank of Ireland for society sponsorship is now closed. Whether it’s for a society publication, an event (single or multi day), or simply for your society’s overall activities for the year, we look forward to seeing what plans you have.

Whether it’s for Michaelmas or Hilary Term activities, no sum is too small, and we are encouraging you to be ambitious! This is a great opportunity for your committee to think big and to push the boat out. We hope that it will really benefit your society, its activity and its members. 

Click here for the link to the application

Applications should be completed using your @csc.tcd.ie address. Please read the terms and conditions and be clear on the type of events that will not be considered. If you have any questions, please email emma@csc.tcd.ie 

– 4th October: Applications open. 
– 13th October: Applications close at midnight 
– Selected applications will receive your allotted time to present a pitch 
– Societies will present a short pitch to a panel in the BOI Workbench. Proposed date 30th Oct TBC
–  Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome at the pitching event or by the following day

 

 

CSC Michaelmas Term General Meeting


CSC TERM GENERAL MEETING  

The Michaelmas Term General Meeting will take place at 5p.m. on Tuesday 17th September in the Ui Chadhain Theatre, Arts Building.
 
The agenda, minutes of the last General Meeting, Reports from the Officers, and a copy of the current Grants Policy Document have been circulated to the society treasurers.  

TCD Association & Trust Grant OPEN


The TCD Association & Trust provides a grant to societies and applications are now open. The deadline is 5pm. 4th October 2019

This grant comes from TCD Alumni and supports a wide variety of College projects such as student society activity.

More information as well as an application form is available here. Before submitting an application, please review the criteria for support

Society Officer Training 2019


Click here for the slides from the training

 

On the 14th September 2019 the CSC Officers and staff will go through each role and cover what the CSC can do to help you have a successful year. Training is designed for Society Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and some aspects may be of interest to PROs if they wish to attend.

Society Officers can RSVP to events@csc.tcd.ie

 Location:  Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building.
 
Time: 9.45am (training starts promptly). 
the group training session will end by 12.30 and we’ll take a break for free lunch! 
  
From 1pm there will be 3 separate breakout sessions, which will run until aprox 2.30/3pm.
Session 1 at 1pm – For Treasurers, covering the very important topic of applying for a CSC grant and how to keep your Society financial accounts. The treasurer must attend this session and the chair may also attend this session if they wish. 
Session 2 at 1pm – For Chairperson, Workshop with the Director of Diversity & Inclusion in the Jonathan Swift
Session 2 at 1pm – For Secretaries, covering the role and responsibilities of a secretary in greater detail such as constitutions, GDPR, managing society communication to your members, and holding a society meeting in the Ui Chadhain
 
In the meantime if you need to ask anything please drop by the CSC office or email us. 
You can also check out the Running a Society section on the CSC Website  

CSC Office out of term


The CSC office will open on a part time basis from the 6th May for the summer break. We will reopen as normal on 19th August, in time for Freshers’ Week 2018, which takes place 2nd – 6th September.

The CSC staff are available via email over the summer should you have a query – email addresses can be found here trinitysocieties.ie/about/csc-staff 

A schedule of days that the office in House 6 will open is below.

 

Handover training handout and links


Society Officer Handover training took place 10th April 2019 to assist newly elected society committees.

The handout document and check sheet distributed at the event is downloadable here handover training 2019

Information on each society officer role can be found  trinitysocieties.ie/running-a-society

How to book a room for a society event trinitysocieties.ie/running-a-society/room-bookings-2

Check your @CSC.TCD.IE email on webmail.csc.tcd.ie

Log into your membership mail management system myEmma.com 

Find out more about free skills development training on Lynda Training – slides Lynda Presentation for Societies

If you have any queries please contact a member of staff or the relevant officer – if you’re not sure where to direct your query email info@csc.tcd.ie


Useful information provided by the TCD Equality Office for your society. 

http://www.tcd.ie/disability/physical-access/Building-check/ for checking if a venue is physically accessible

http://www.tcd.ie/equality/policy/other-policies/#ISL for guidance on booking an ISL interpreter if a deaf student is attending your event

http://www.tcd.ie/equality/projects/equality-fund/ for information on the Equality Fund

http://www.tcd.ie/equality/projects/equality-champions-awards/ for information on the Equality Champions Awards

www.tcd.ie/equality/contact