Bank of Ireland Society Sponsorship


We are delighted to be in a position to offer societies the opportunity to apply to Bank of Ireland for sponsorship. 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.

This is the first year that this deal is in place, and we hope that it will really benefit your society, its activity and its members. 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. 

The link to the application is below, along with the key dates and deadlines. 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 

– 16th October: Applications open and must be completed using your @csc.tcd.ie address
– 29th October: Applications close at noon 
– 31st October: Selected applications will receive your allotted time to present a pitch 
– 8th November: Societies will present a short pitch to a panel in the BOI Workbench
– 8th/9th: Successful applicants will be informed of the outcome at the pitching event or by the following day

 

Fourth Week 2018


1st – 5th October is Fourth Week, Trinity’s dedicated Society Week.

All society events on the Fourth Week calendar are OPEN (you don’t have to be a member) and FREE of charge to all students and staff of TCD. It is an opportunity to experience the wealth of activity, enthusiasm, and creativity that our 126 societies have to offer without committing to join up.

Updates will be available on this site as well as on the CSC Facebook event and  TrinityCSC on Twitter  #GoFourth #FourthWeek.

The week will kick off with a Re-Freshers Fair in the Atrium

It is not necessary to be a member of a society to attend its Fourth Week event. However, if you like what you see you can sign up on the day and come back later in the year for more.

Society Officer Training


CSC – Society Officer Training will take place on Saturday, 15th September 2018

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.

Location:  Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building.
Time: 10am training starts promptly, you may arrive from 9.30, go get in and grab a seat. At 12.15 the group training session will end and we’ll take a break for free sandwiches!
From aprox 1pm there will be 2 breakout sessions, which will run until aprox 2pm. RSVP to emma@csc.tcd.ie by 3pm 11th Sep to confirm numbers from your society – so that we order enough food. Also let me know of any dietary requirements.
 
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 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. This will take place in Room 2043: SL Thomas Davis Theatre
 
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  

Society Alumni Testimonial


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In October 2015 the CSC was delighted to welcome past CSC executive member, ex-chair of the Young Fine Gael Society, the then Minister for Health, and current Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to launch the Society Alumni Testimonial Journal. He was joined by several other Trinity alumni who had been involved in societies in Trinity College. 

 The publication is a compilation of reflections by Trinity Alumni including David O’Doherty, Senator Averil Power, Paddy Cosgrave, Senator David Norris, Dylan Haskins, Senator Ivana Bacik, and many more.  They each reflect on their time here and the invaluable and incomparable experiences they had while serving as society officers. 
 
The Taoiseach noted the number of his political contemporaries who also came up through TCD Societies. He commended on the breadth and scope of societies present on campus today and spoke of the invaluable skills he developed while on a society committee that he utilises to this day.
 
This journal was compiled by the CSC as part of the Fourth Week initiative, which aims to highlight to College the value of student-led activities. The impetus that students get from having the opportunity to run a society, the feeling of achievement when a long-planned event runs well, and the knowledge gained about how to bear responsibilities have all been fundamental experiences which have led to the successes that these alumni have achieved later in their lives.  These things all arise from the fact that students run societies by and for themselves, and we hope that continued facilitation of societies and support for the CSC by College will mean that future students will have the same opportunities for entrepreneurship.
 
 

CSC Office out of term


The CSC office will open on a part time basis from the 30th April for the summer break. We will reopen as normal on 20th August, in time for Freshers’ Week 2018, which takes place 3rd- 7th 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 below.

 

Society Officer Handover training


Society Officer Handover training took place 3rd April 2018, this training aims to cover all newly elected society committees need to know to get them through to Freshers Week 2018.

The info handout doc distributed at the event is downloadable here Handover training 2018

or you can pick one up from the CSC office in House 6. 

Useful information on this can be found under trinitysocieties.ie/running-a-society

If you have any queries please contact info@csc.tcd.ie 

 The Equality Officer Aoife Crawford spoke about how societies can be more inclusive. Links she mentioned are below. Email her on equality@tcd.ie if you have any queries.

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

http://www.tcd.ie/equality/contact/ for my contact details; students are always welcome to contact me with equality-related queries / issues