Bank of Ireland Pitching event


The inaugural Bank of Ireland TCD Society pitching event took place at 2pm on 12th November.

This partnership sees BOI, the official bank of TCD, commit to supporting TCD societies for 2018/19.

Applications opened on 16th Oct and 34 societies applied for sponsorship. From the 34 applications 11 societies were selected and invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of four to compete for a slice of the funding. 

The judges were so impressed that they gave funding to each society who pitched.

Congratulations to 
Trinity Arts Festival 2019
BioSoc MedTech competition
Chinese Society Forum
Dance Society equipment
Fashion Society Fashion Show
Film Society DU Film Festival
Indian Soc – Holi Law Soc – Diverse Careers fair
Players (summer festival)
TedX Trinity
Trinity Musical Theatre production 

Smaller sums were also given to;

Arabesque cultural event 
SOPHIA Ambassadors Ball 
Zoo Soc Careers Fair 

Society Alumni Testimonial


Minister Varadkar small

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.
 
 

Equality Awards 2017


Equality Champions Awards for Clubs and Societies

Recognising the vital contribution of clubs and societies to our inclusive university

1st place: Trinity SMF for “Women in Leadership: Stronger Together”

2nd place: TAF and DU Comedy for “Hysteria”

3rd place: Hist for “Burke Sessions: Travellers in Irish Society”

Highly Commended: DUAMS for “This Woman’s Work: Women in the Music Industry”

Highly Commended: DUCSS for “Talking Tech: the Winding Road to Success”

CSC Society of the Year Awards 2017 winners


Well done to all of the societies nominated at the CSC Society of the Year Awards on making 2016/17 an amazing year for all of your members. Congratulations to the award winners.

Best Poster: AGM DU Players
Best Journal: Birds of Trinity DU ZooSoc
Best Online Presence: Trinity Literary Society
Best Magazine: End of Year Exhibition Dublin University Photography Association (DUPA)
Best Multi-Day Event: Trinity Arts Festival TRINITY ARTS FESTIVAL
Most Improved Society: Italian Society
Best New Society: DU General Science Society
Best Individual: Molly McAvoy @DUPlayers
Best Fresher: Abdulqadir Abshir TCD Afro Caribbean Society
Best Collaborative Event: Speak Me, I’m Irish DUISS – Dublin University International Students Society AND Cumann Gaelach TCD
Best 4th Week Event: 48 Hour Smartphone Film Competition DU Film Society
Best Event: Trinity’s Best Dance Crew DU Dance Trinity
Best Medium Society: Trinity Literary Society
Best Large Society: @TrinityCumannGaelach
Best Small Society: TRAD SOC TCD and TCD Christian Union
Societies Choice: SOFIA – Society For International Affairs
Best Society: Trinity Literary Society

Shortlist for the CSC Society of the Year Awards 2017


Best Online Presence: TCD Law Soc , TES, Literary, DUCSS

Best Poster: Michaelmas Term Concert (Orchestra); AGM (Players); What Lies in the Wood (TAF); Mr. Burns (Players); BookBombing (Litsoc); Shedding Light on Eileen Gray (Architecture & DUGES); Carniv Law (Law)

Best Journal: The Attic vol XIX (Litsoc); New Traditional Irish Music Compositions of TCD (Tradsoc); Birds of Trinity (Zoosoc); In Focus (SMF); Writings About Music Vol 3, Issue 1 (Music)

Best Magazine: TEF 17 – Taking Economics Forward (TEF); The Player, Vol vii, issue i; End of Year Exhibition (Photographic); Stand (Suas)

Best Multi-Day Event: Trinity Arts Festival (TAF); Stories – Lives Transformed (Christian Union); Fringe Festival (Players), Éigse na Tríonóide (Cumann Gaelach)

Most Improved: Gamers; Italian; Physics

Best New Society: General Science; Musical Theatre; Space

Best Individual: Áine Palmer (Gender Equality); Alice Kearns (SoFIA); Allison Wheeland (Film); Blánaid ní Bhraonáin (Laurentian); Catrina Daly (Italian); Christina Fitzsimons (S2S); Christopher Claffey (Suas); Conor Leen (Entrepreneurial); Eoin Hannaway (Music); Fiona Waters (General Science); Fionnuala Egan (French); Giada Tossi (International); Hallie Tanner (Trinity FM); Hilary Hogan (Law); Huda Awan (Photographic); Jack Corkery (DUAMS); Jack Farrell (Architecture); Kevin Smyth (Historical); Lorcan O’Byrne (VTP); Matthew Caulfield (Orchestra); Matthew Nuding (Philosophical); Molly McAvoy (Players), Paula Tierney (Zoological); Rachel Brady (Cumann Gaelach); Sam McMahon (VdP); Shannon Buckley Barnes (TAF); Yvonne Ryan (Physics)

Best Fresher: Abdulqadir Abshir (Afro Caribbean); Aislinn Shanahan Daly (People Before Profit); Alexion Ramos (Computer Science); Bill Walsh (Cumann Gaelach); Caoimhe White (Zoological); David Callaghan (Singers); Jack Forrestal (Science Fiction); Jesse Russell (VdP); Jessica Howard (Trinity FM); Pádraig Power (SoFIA); Seán Duffy (Law), Sophie Coote (Players)

Best Collaborative Event: Bat & Deer Walk in the Phoenix Park (Zoosoc & Photographic); Hysteria (Comedy & TAF); Marakesh 2016 The Climate Games (SoFIA, Environment & Global Development); Shedding Light on Eileen Gray (Architecure & DUGES); Speak Me, I’m Irish (International & Cumann); The King’s Good Servant (History & Players)

Best 4th Week Event: 48 Hour Smartphone Film Competition (Film); Book Bombing (Literary); Mock Citizen’s Assembly (Law), Tasty Tune Crawl & Silent Trisco (Tradsoc); V(DiY)P Space for Change (VdP); What Lies in the Woods (TAF)

Best Medium Society: FLAC; French; Literary; SoFIA; Zoological

Best Large Society: Cumann Gaelach; Historical; International; Law; Players

Best Small Society: Afro Caribbean; Christian Union; Neuroscience; Traditional Music; Trinity Orchestra

Best Event: AfroJam (Afro Caribbean); David Bowie in the Exam Hall (Orchestra); French Intervarsities (French); Songs of Ice and Fire (Literary); The Eliz Inaugural – Women in Peformance (Philosophical); Trinity’s Best Dance Crew (Dance); Women in Business Conference (SMF)