COVID-19 Information for Societies in TCD


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. 

CSC staff and officers can still be contacted by email. Society Treasurers can (where access is possible to society accounting material) still submit end of year accounts to the CSC remotely.

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.     

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.  

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.

 

Results of 2019 CSC AGM


Many thanks to all of the students who ran at the CSC AGM yesterday, and congratulation to the newly elected CSC Officers and executive 

Chair Lee Campbell
Secretary Caoimhin Hamill
Treasurer Eada Hogan
Amenities Katie Holmes
Exec Rionach Hyland
Exec Rua Barron
Exec Cormac Henry
Exec Ben McConkey
exec Katie O’Brien
Exec Donal Sheehan
Exec Ben Steacy
Exec Alessia Vecchio