Update 15.09 12/03/2020
In light of the Government announcement closing the University from 18:00 this evening (up to and including March 29), and in virtue of the steps being taken within the University to implement necessary procedures to adhere to Government and Public Health advice, the CSC Officers have put the following measures into place.
The CSC office will close at 17:00 this evening and reopen at 10:00 on Monday 30 March – unless the Government closure of the University is extended, in which case the information will be updated.
All society activity (meetings, committee meetings, events external to College, etc) which have been planned for the period of the closure should be suspended.
ALL activities beyond the period of closure which will expose the Society to irrecoverable expense should be suspended for the foreseeable future. If your Society has been intending to hold a Ball or to have a major speaker coming to a large meeting in the next few weeks then these are the types of events that will, if the planning process gets underway, reach a point where expense is committed to and cannot be recovered if you cancel subsequently.
Given that HSE Guidelines continue to be updated, it cannot be assumed that there will not be further change in the days to come and therefore it is prudent that you do not expose your Society to unnecessary financial risk.
All AGMs should also be suspended for the period of the Government closure further guidance will be provided later.
It should be noted that the University Campus is to be closed to all students and staff except Residents and Essential Staff (i.e. those deemed so by College). In such cases where you have access to the Campus, the use of society rooms, spaces etc. is prohibited.
The CSC Officers realise that this is a very stressful time for all students and society members and have made their decisions regarding these measures on the basis of the updated HSE Guidelines and conscious of their duty to maintain the welfare of their fellow students.
The CSC Society of the Year Awards 2020 will take place on 11th March 2020.
Nominations for the awards are now open HERE and will close at 5pm Tuesday the 3rd March.
Tickets for the awards are now on sale to TCD Society Officers and cost 25 euro from the CSC office
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
– 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
This video was produced by the Trinity Global Relations Office and features just a couple of the 127 student societies in Trinity College. To find out more about each individual society click HERE and to find out more about joining a society click HERE.
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
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 email@example.com
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.