4th April saw the reconvened CSC AGM, and the election of the officers and executive for 2022/23. Congratulations to the new team!
A massive thank you to the outgoing officers and exec for all of your hard work and the dedication you have shown for TCD societies over the past year.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The CSC Society of the Year Awards 2022 will take place at 7 pm on 16th March 2022 in the Clontarf Castle Hotel.
Tickets go on sale 1st March – for more information on tickets check your society email address
Click into your society log in on the grant app page to find the eleven award categories and complete the nomination forms for your society. Nominations for the awards open via the CSC website today 17th Feb and the final deadline is 8th March at 5pm sharp.
Approval for both outdoor and indoor non-academic events has returned to pre-COVID-19 procedures, requiring only the approval of the Junior Dean/Trinity Hall Warden. The procedures can be found on the Central Events website, the Junior Dean’s events/parties web page and events permission application checklist.
More information on booking spaces on campus can be found here
For advise on off campus events check – here
Click on the following link to book one of the outdoor gazebos for a society activity
The CSC TGM is open to all members of the TCD community – please click on the following link to registered attendance.
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.
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