COVID 19 Update 2022


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

In line with the Government decision (of Wednesday 23 February) and with that of the College, face coverings will no longer be compulsory in Trinity from next Monday, 28 February, apart from in health care settings.  In terms of society activity, this means that there is no longer a requirement for society members to wear a face covering to attend a society event.  However, the College has said that “to continue protecting each other, especially the medically vulnerable”, the wearing of face coverings in its academic settings is recommended.  As an extension of this recommendation, the CSC would advise the wearing of face coverings when in teaching spaces but does not require it.  A society member may attend a society event without a face covering if they wish but equally may wear a face covering if they wish.


Trinity Trust Grant

TCD Trust Funding Supporting Student Life 20210

Trinity Trust
Supporting Student Life
Deadline:Friday, 8 October 2021

Twitter @TCDTrust
The Trinity College Dublin Trust invites applications for funding from Student Societies, Sports Clubs and other organized Student Groups.
Extracurricular activities form an essential part of a Trinity education, but this aspect of student life has been severely curtailed in the past twelve months. Funding applications under any of the advertised criteria are welcome, but the Trust will particularly welcome innovative initiatives designed to enhance Student Life.
• How to apply? Applications are to be made via this link: TCD Trust Webform.
• What activities are eligible? The Trust’s standard Criteria for Awarding Grants apply. The Trust exists to support learning and education in College. Food and drink are not eligible costs.
• Deadline for applications: Friday, 8 October 2021
• Results of the funding call: Mid-November 2021.
• Informal Queries: Dr Peter Crooks, Hon. Secretary of the Trust ([email protected]).

Back to Societies

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.



Handover info session

The CSC hosted a handover information session for newly elected society officers online on the 27th April
 This training is an introduction to the CSC and how we can help you run your society as well as tips and information to get you started in your roles. We were also joined by the TCD Ability Co-Op  to advise on how societies can work towards inclusion for your members.

Note that Freshers Week 2021 is due to take place 6th September and obviously we do not yet know what format that will take, but we will speak about the options and the CSC will be working on planning a safe return to campus throughout the summer and will keep all societies informed. 
If you have held your Society AGM please remember to email us with the name and email addresses of the newly elected committee.

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!



Shortlist for SOY 2021

125 societies – 250 nominations for 16 categories and this is the shortlist For the Society of the Year Awards 2021

BEST OVERALL SOCIETY and SOCIETIES’ CHOICE are both voted from the shortlist of Best Small, Medium and Large Society

Best Small Society

Christian Union




Best Medium Society





Trinity Arts Festival

Best Large Society




Vincent de Paul


Friday Hamper Drive Event – Vincent de Paul

Minecraft Build – Archaeological

Transcendence – a DUPA Christmas Exhibition – Photographic

Trinity Women in Law – Women’s Mock Trial – Law

Trinity’s Hidden History – History 

Varsity Sparks – Entrepreneurial

Arab Spring Series – SOFIA

Best Publication 
Cancer Soc Cook Book
Player The Six Degrees of Separation’
The KnitSoc Bible
In Focus SMF

Best Online Presence –  FLAC,  Players, Film, Christian Union, TAF

Best Poster 

The DUPA Exhibition
DU History Poster
K-Soc Poster
Dance Soc HipHop Class
SOFIA The Palestinian Ambassador


Convergence – A DU Gamers Campaign 

Resilience – A DU Players Virtual Festival – Players

TMT Summer Series – Musical Theatre

Trinity Arts Festival 2021 – TAF


Speak Out, Read UP Book Club (SOFIA, Global Development, Amnesty, Environment)

Dismantling Direct Provision (VdP, Politics, Young Greens)

Mock Trial Murder Mystery (Law & Players)

Period Poverty – a panel discussion (FLAC & VdP)

Women’s Week Concert (Jazz, TMTS, Music, Tradsoc, Orchestra)

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


Many Moons Ago – A Podcast – History

Players News Now – Players

Referenda in Review – FLAC

TMT’s Into the Woods – Musical Theatre 


Christmas Panto – Biological

Music Livestream Concert – Music

DU Players and Pandemic – Players

Filmmakers’ Roulette – Film

Virtual Exhibitions – Photographic 


Film, FLAC, DU Gamers, Knitting , Korean, Players, Vincent de Paul



Amy Gallagher Law
Calllum Byrne Musical Theatre
Cameron McCabe Psychological
Conor Hanley Entrepreneurial
Ella Sloane TAF
Ellen Kenny Politics
Fiona Logobardi Korean
Ingrid Duggan Trinity TV
Isobel Donnery Photographic
Izabela Powalska ELSA
Luke O’Neill Horseracing
Niamh Ni Earcain Cumann Gaelach
Oli Bosworth Science Fiction
Oliwia Borek Suas
Peter Lennon   Traditional Music
Rishi Wallace Vincent de Paul
Ryan O’Connor SOFIA
Sorcha Byrne FLAC
Sorcha Hennigan Knitting



Aminata Roth SOFIA
Anna Horan Murphy Music
Barry O’Suullivan Consulting Group
Cáit Murphy Film
Charlotte Johnson Musical Theatre
Conall Keane Vincent de Paul
Cora Hermann-Wickham Archaeology
Daryna Kushnir Entrepreneurial
Elzbieta Classen Photographic
Eoin Ussher Politics
Finn Jaksland Computer Science
Finn Jaksland Trinity TV
Hannah Barry Suas
Hasan Ali Muslim Students
Ivan Rakhmanin  FLAC  
Jonathon Boylan Law
Kate Maher Philosophical
Laura O’Sullivan ELSA
Miruna Iancu Knitsoc
Niamh Muldowney Gamers
Robert Riley Dargan Horseracing
Roisin Gowen TAF
Ruán Ó Conluain Biological
Siothrún (Jeffrey) Sardina Cumann Gaelach
Srishma Chatterjee Korean
Stephen Molloy Student 2 Student
Ultan Pringle Players