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All TCD society officers were invited to attend 9 information and training sessions, designed to support the society officers with running your society in 2021/22. If you missed it or wish to review the sessions you can access them via this link

Please note that Treasurer training is mandatory for new treasurers, pls email [email protected] if you missed last weeks session to find a suitable time.

 

 

Society of the Year 2021 Winners


If you missed the CSC Society of the year awards you can watch them above.

The Winners from the night are listed below

Best Virtual Production – TMT’s Into the Woods – Trinity Musical Theatre Society

Into the Woods was five months in the making and showcases the best of Trinity Musical Theatre. The show was organised, rehearsed, and filmed without any in-person contact, and the result was a stunning theatre piece that is unlike any Zoom-based theatre produced thus far.

Best Publication –  TCD Cancer Society’s Cook Book

During Lockdown, many Trinity students obeyed the call to #STAYATHOME. Cancer Soc members took this opportunity to try out new recipes in their kitchens which resulted in  recipes submitted by students from a diverse collection of Trinity clubs and societies.

 Best Multi-Day Event –  ‘Convergence’ – A DU Gamers Campaign – Gamers

Convergence was an eight week multi table Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) campaign, with an average of 54 players attending each event.

Best Online Presence – DU Film Society

The strange social environment of the pandemic required a new and welcoming online environment for their members. They rebranded their logos specifically for online use and engaged with their members via every platform imaginable.

Best Fresher –  Peter Lennon from The Traditional Music Society

Peter is a huge addition to the society, both for his enthusiasm and positive outlook, and for his technological skills which allowed him to edit (so far) 15 tune class videos for society members

Best Individual – Ivan Rakhmanin – FLAC

Ivan Rakhmanin is the backbone of society life.  It was FLAC that nominated him, but it could equally have been at least two other societies. He was PRO for FLAC and edited weekly videos for the FLAC Youtube channel as well as updating the society’s social media across the board.  Eg. @trinityflac.

 Best Small Society:  Suas

In the past SUAS was centred on our volunteer programs in DEIS schools and our volunteer abroad programme. Obviously in a pandemic this wasn’t possible, so they held more events than ever before and focused much more heavily on issues of development and global justice.

 Best Medium Society:  DU Gamers

This year DU Gamers rewrote the book on how to run a society online.  They have transitioned from being a society that branded itself as gaming without screens to one that relied solely on screens to interact with our members, but still providing regular gamers with a huge variety of the traditional RPG and card games.

Best Large Society – joint winner Free Legal Advice Centre, FLAC  AND DU Players

This year, FLAC adapted their events to an online format that was both engaging and accessible to the college community. They established a YouTube channel as a medium to deliver panel speaker discussions which ranged in topics from Women in Sport to Criminal Justice.

 Players Put on 60 shows. 6 festivals, over 30 Wednesday Night Events. Two nine module training programmes with over 70 students a term. A Playwrights Programme. A sketch comedy series. A Youtube Salon series. A Scooby Doo puppet musical. A Willy Wonka Musical made in 24 hours! Safe spaces for Queer Identity talks. Lectures on modern feminism and gender. Plays about elephants, seagulls, Little Women, John Waters and identities of every shape, size and colour. And all of it, every single inch of it, online

TCD Community Award – Knitting Society

Knitsoc set up the Knitcord (on Discord) which has various channels sharing general info, patterns, works-in-progress and finished projects. This years’ membership is the highest it’s been in four years and all of them are engaging in this fabulous online community.

Best Poster – DU Dance HipHop Dance class.

Judges felt that this was vibrant, colourful and suggestive of what it was advertising.

 Best Event – Trinity’s Hidden History – DU History Society 

Trinity’s Hidden History was organised to act as a virtual tour of some of the more  interesting places and tales of college campus Many of the attendees were first year students who got to experience the Trinity campus without actually being there.

 Best Online Innovation – Virtual Exhibitions – Photographic Society

DUPA held three 3D online exhibitions of members’ work this year, titled ‘Home’, ‘Arrivals & Departures’ and ‘Bare’.  The exhibitions were published on Kunstmatrix Art Space, which allows the pictures to be displayed in a virtual three-dimensional gallery space.

 BEST COLLABORATIVE EVENT – Asian Week – (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Arabesque, South East Asian)

Each society shared part of their respective cultures with a Cultural Film Fair Night, an Asian Arts competition, publication of Daily Asian Recipes, a Cultural Gaming Night, and lastly a week-long movement to spread awareness of the rise in racism against Asians.

 SOCIETIES’ CHOICE – was voted for by a popular vote during the awards. It was given to both the Players and Gamers Society!

BEST OVERALL SOCIETY 2021 – DU PLAYERS

 

Society of the Year 2021


The CSC  Society of the Year Awards take place online on 30th March 2021 from 7.30pm – shortlist is available here

Societies in Trinity have faced an incredible challenge over the past year – one that they have risen to and even capitalised upon, in order to create welcoming and nurturing communities for students from every discipline and with a vast array of interests.

Please register here up until 5pm on 30th to receive the zoom link  to the event  

5pm 30th March: We have closed Pre-Registration but you can join us at the link below just before 7.30

CLICK ZOOM LINK

OR live stream of the awards on youtube – 

GDPR Notice: This event will be recorded. Please feel free to keep your camera turned off should you wish.

Follow our Social Media channels for the announcement of the shortlists this week https://linktr.ee/CSCTCD

This year the CSC received a record 250 nominations in 16 different categories for the Society of the Year Awards. This is an astonishing accomplishment given the fact that no activity took place on campus.

TCD owes each committee a huge debt of gratitude for safeguarding our students’ mental health and our society communities in this past year, and it would be amazing if you could come and show your appreciation.

Hilary term Townhall


Online – 25th January 2021 at 2pm the CSC officers and staff invite all TCD society officers to attend a Townhall meeting.

We hope to take this opportunity to reach out to those running societies and ask how they are doing in terms of adapting to running their society as well as events/activities remotely.  To offer them support and give us all the chance to communicate and learn from one another. A zoom link will be sent to each officer and society email address ahead of the meeting.

Email e[email protected] with any queries or any particular issues you wish to see raised

hilary term townhall

CSC Officer Training 19th October 2020


On 19th October 2020 from 6pm the CSC Officers and staff will run an online training session for those involved with running a society in TCD. 

We will cover supports and help available, the role of the chair, treasurer (briefly), secretary in a society. 

We will answer questions you may have around the running of a society. 

Training should take no longer than 75minutes and a zoom link will be sent to the society chair, treasurer, secretary and PRO prior to training on zoom webinar.

email [email protected] with any queries prior to training.