Full Shortlist of the nominees for the Society of the Year 2019 sponsored by Bank of Ireland
BEST MEDIUM SOCIETY
BEST LARGE SOCIETY
Student Managed Fund
Vincent de Paul
BEST SMALL SOCIETY
Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)
Trinity Arts Festival
BEST NEW SOCIETY
MOST IMPROVED SOCIETY
Voluntary Tuition Programme
Benjamin McConkey (Politics), Charlotte Van Spall (SOFIA), Daniel Graczyk (Meditation), Gabrielle Fullam (Players), Ines Lonergan (Laurentians), Jamie Aspell (Law), Jiye Xie (Photographic), Joe Kelly (Space), Kevin Mullaney (Psychological), Molly Donnery (Film), Niamh Carey (Cumann Gaelach), Nicky Pochinkov (Vegan), Rachel Galvin (Musical Theatre), Seán Francis (Archaeology), Seirce Mhac Chongaill (Trinity Arts Festival), Todd Pender (Literary), Vince Casey (Computer Science)
BEST COLLABORATIVE EVENT
‘Are You Smarter Than a Junior Cert Student’ (Voluntary Tuition Programme & Vincent de Paul)
Multicultural Showcase (Music, Cumann Gaelach, Tradsoc, Arabesque, Russian, French, Hispanic, German, Indian, Chinese)
Pink Party: A Celebration of Feminist Art (TAF, Visarts, Photographic, Digital Arts)
The Winter Showcase (TMTS, Dance, Music, Singers)
Aisling Kearney (Literary), Austin Hughes (Players), Britta Thiemt (Psychological), Charlotte Van Spall (SOFIA), Ciara Mullarkey (Germanic), Ciara ní Mhurchú (Cumann Gaelach), Claudia Mannix (Photographic) Ekaterina Lait (Entrepreneurial), Eoin Roche (Comedy), Gerry Doherty (Laurentian), Iseult Deane (TAF), James Cotter (VTP), Jerzy Jaśkuć (Computer Science), Kate Fahy (Law), Komal Malviya (Environment), Lauren McDonald (Musical Theatre), Maggie Goulden (Space), Malika Grant (Afro Caribbean), Marie-Louise O’Callaghan (SMF), Mary Hastings (FLAC), Michael-John Gillen (Historical), Micheál Ganley (Politics), Pat Gannon (Mature), Rachel Buckley (Student 2 Student), Sam Hardiman (Music), Shauna Kelly (Engineering), Sorcha Ryder (Philosophical), Stephen Smith (Archaeology), Susannah Hunt (Film)
BEST 4th WEEK EVENT
Young Design Showcase – Fashion
Mindfulness Day – Meditation
PAVternoon Concert – Music
Mamma Mia: Here we go in 12 Hours – Musical Theatre
The World Was Purple Shadow: GMB Takeover – Trinity Arts Festival
BEST MULTI-DAY EVENT
‘What If…?’ (Christian Union)
Éigse na Tríonóide (Cumann Gaelach)
Green Week (Environment)
Trinity Arts Festival 2019 (TAF)
Dragon’s Den (Entrepreneurial)
Trinity Fashion Show (Fashion)
This House Believes Society is Failing People with Disabilities (Philosophical)
The Annual Panto (Vincent de Paul)
Writings About Music (Music)
Christmas Exhibition 2018 (Photographic)
The TCDCU Guide to Freshers (Christian Union)
Chicago Programme (Musical Theatre)
Chicago (Musical Theatre)
THW Forgive The Catholic Church (Philosophical)
Depicting Protest (Photographic)
The World Was Purple Shadow (Trinity Arts Festival)
CSC Society of the Year Awards 2019 take place 13th March.
Nominations for awards are now open via your society account on the CSC site
Deadline for nominations is 5pm Tuesday the 5th March
Supporting Diversity & Inclusion in Societies – organised by the CSC and the TCD Director of Diversity & Inclusion.
Date: 12th Feb 2019
Location: Room 2 The Atrium – TCD campus
Free event but please register here
This is an information session designed to inform and support student groups in TCD. The objective of which is to help societies, clubs etc to become more equal and inclusive places for all members of college.
Delivered by the TCD Director of Diversity and Inclusion we aim to cover the following;
- Making your communication and events more accessible
The Equality Diversity and Inclusion Polices and how they apply to you.
Challenging inappropriate behaviour e.g bullying, harassment
Supporting your society’s members
Diversity concepts (e.g. equality/diversity/gender bias/stereotypes/privilege
More info on Facebook Event
The CSC Hilary Term General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th January at 5p.m. in the Ui Cadhain Theatre, Arts Building.
This meeting should be attended by the treasurer of each society.
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.
Smaller sums were also given 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)
Trinity Musical Theatre production
Arabesque cultural event
SOPHIA Ambassadors Ball
Zoo Soc Careers Fair
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.
Training slides Sep 2018 – general slides covering CSC, Amenities, Services, Facilities, Staff and Officers
Treasurer Training 2018 – Final – grant application and keeping accounts
Secretary training 2018 – the role of a secretary, AMG/EMG, Constitutions, reports
GDPR General Data Protection Regulation
The CSC Michaelmas Term General Meeting will take place at 5p.m. in Room 4050B on Tuesday 11th September
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Set up time for stands during Freshers’ Week 3rd – 7th September will be 8.30a.m. on the Monday and 10a.m. on the subsequent days. End time each day will be 4p.m.
Each Society/Club/Pubs/SU representative must familiarise themselves with the Regulations Freshers Week 2018
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.
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 email@example.com
The Equality Officer Aoife Crawford spoke about how societies can be more inclusive. Links she mentioned are below. Email her on firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Fiona May was elected Chair of the CSC on 20th March 2018.
Hugh Fitzgibbon was elected to the position of Secretary, Ciaran Maguire was elected to the position of Treasurer and Ciara O’Leary was elected Amenities Officer of the CSC.
Those elected to the eight positions on the CSC Executive were Sophie Donnelly, Calum Fabb, Gill, Eoin Hannaway, Lauren McDonald, Georgie O’Sullivan, Eleanor Scott and Dahnan Spurling.
Please click here for a documents containing all the information that you need to know about running an AGM effectively. This links contains a sample Agenda for an AGM, as well as sample ballot papers that you may print in the CSC offices for use in your elections.
Once elections have taken place, please be sure to notify email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org of the newly elected committee members’ names and email addresses.
Calling and Running an AGM
Societies must hold an Annual General Meeting once a year. The procedure for calling an AGM or EGM is laid out in your society constitution; please ensure that sufficient notice is communicated to members (as per your constitution) by email and on the society’s poster- board (optional), stating the time, date and location of the meeting along with an agenda of what is to take place.
The agenda for the meeting should include an overview of the society’s activities, reports from the officers, amendments to the constitution (if applicable) and elections for a new committee.
Some society constitutions set out specific voting requirements, all other societies should follow proper procedure recommended by the CSC. Officers should ensure that individual, position-specific ballots are used –
Constitutional amendments drafted by a society committee must be put to a vote of the membership at a General Meeting in line with the society’s constitutional protocols and, if passed, sent into the CSC for ratification. It is strongly recommended that these changes are drafted in consultation with the CSC Secretary to ensure they are appropriate. If the AGM has not been conducted in a satisfactory manner the CSC will ask that it be run again, so it’s worth taking the time to ensure that the correct protocol have been followed.
If you have any questions about calling or running an AGM, please email the Secretary at email@example.com
Recommended CSC Procedure
Please note that following information is not compulsory, but rather a set of guidelines to help you run a smooth AGM. If your society constitution is considerably outdated, or simply does not contain the information referred to in the first page of this document, then please refer to the information below:
An up to date membership list should be compiled and printed, or be made available in soft copy at the AGM. Membership should be checked as members enter the room for the meeting. Please cross check membership cards with the membership list. Anyone that fails either of these criteria should not be allowed to vote in any elections, or on any motions at the meeting.
Once membership has been checked at the door, please hand members one ballot paper for each election that is to take place. Contact the CSC Secretary for a ballot paper template.
Some society constitutions contain guidelines on what type of electoral system should be used. If that is the case, please follow those guidelines.
One of the following two methods, depending on the type of election or your constitutional requirements, will be relevant:
First Past the Post – This system should be used either: (i) when an election consists of two candidates, running for one position; or (ii) if your constitution requires that it be used for all elections. This simply involves members indicating a single preference. The winner is the candidate with the most preferences. In the case of a tie, you may decide either to offer the outgoing Chair a casting vote, or flip a coin.
Single Transferrable Vote – This system should be used either: (i) when an election consists of more than two candidates running for one position; or (ii) when multiple candidates run for multiple positions (for example, when 5 candidates run for 3 OCM positions); or (iii) when your constitution requires that it be used for all elections. The system works as follows:
- Voters should be given ballot papers on which they may write the names of all candidates in the election, and express numbered preferences (1-8 where there are 8 candidates, for example) for as many candidates as they chose;
- Ballot papers should then be collected. In order to be elected, a candidate must meet the quota of votes. The quota of votes should be calculated using the formula below:
The total valid poll is the number of votes cast (that are legible and have followed the instructions provided in denoting preferences), and the number of seats is the number of positions.
- Proceed to count the number of first preferences for each candidate. If there is one position, and one candidate receives more first preferences than the quota requires, then they are elected and the election concludes.
- If no candidate satisfies the quota, then the candidate with the least first preferences is eliminated. Please announce that, after the “first count”, [name of candidate] is to be eliminated and their votes redistributed. Please do this for every count (i.e. every time a count is concluded and a candidate is eliminated).
- Once the candidate is eliminated, redistribute the first preferences that candidate received to those candidates who are marked as preference 2 on the ballot papers.
- Repeat this process until the number of candidates required have satisfied the quota, or until there are only as many candidates as positions left.
The STV system is somewhat more complex, and as such, if you would like the CSC Secretary to attend your AGM in order to help run the election, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note two further things:
- Order of Elections – It is important to conduct elections in order of seniority (i.e. Chair first, then work down), and to conclude each election and announce the winning candidate before proceeding to the next. This is to ensure that unsuccessful candidates in previous elections can put themselves forward in subsequent votes.
- Hustings – If possible, you should offer an opportunity for candidates for Officerships particularly to speak to the meeting. These hustings should be kept brief, no longer than 2 minutes per candidate. You may decide to offer varying amounts of time depending on the seniority of the Officership.
Nominations for CSC Executive positions close at 5p.m. – Tuesday 13th March.
If you are interested in running for any of the positions: Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Amenities Officer or one of the 8 Executive positions, you can pick up a form in the office. You need to get it signed by TWO Treasurers of fully recognised societies
Then you need to drop it into the office before the deadline 5p.m. Late nominations cannot be accepted.
Please talk to the staff or any of the current officers if you want more information about what is involved in being on CSC Executive.
Society of the Year Awards 2018
Wednesday 7th March 2018 in Clontarf Castle Hotel
Deadline for Best Online Presence 26th Feb – for the remainder of events the deadline is on 27th Feb 2018
*please note the strict wordcount for applications*
The deadline for submission to the Societies Yearbook is the 12th March. Please send your submissions in ASAP, this should be the event that you feel most showcases your society. Note that this year will be will not be accepting ‘trips away’ and ‘balls’ as entries, the event should convey the spirit of your society and its core aims.
Submissions are sent to email@example.com
. Your submission should be summary of one event only,no more than 150 words. Please include at least one photo from the event, photos should be in JPEG format, at least 160mm wide, and have 300dpi.
The Yearbook is a great keepsake for you, and it gets given out at several events during the year, including Freshers’ Week and the Open Day, so it is a great opportunity for you to showcase the work that your society does.
TCD Socs Week, otherwise known as Fourth Week is an entire week dedicated to student societies in TCD and an opportunity for students and staff of the College who may not have already joined a society to check out what you do without any commitment to join.
Message from Benn Ó hÓgáin – Chair of the Central Societies Committee
TCD Socs Week (aka Fourth Week 16th – 20th October) is all about exposing the amazing events and activities that take place across our societies on a weekly basis to an even wider audience than usual. It’s a great opportunity to try something new, or to get involved with societies for the very first time. I can say without question that my time in societies has made my College experience, and I wholeheartedly encourage you to sample just some of the vast array of activities taking place this week.
Trinity’s societies are nationally recognised, from debating to the Irish language, and from chess to animation there truly is something for everyone. Take off with Trinity Space Society, or join in a stich n’bitch with KnitSoc. Socs Week is also the ideal chance to find out more about that society you really wish you’d joined in Freshers’ Week. What are you waiting for?
There will be FREE – OPEN – EVENTS taking place all over campus for all members of the college community to enjoy.
Keep on eye on all of the links below for more information.
CSC officers and staff held training for society officers on the 30th Sep 2017.
Here are the slides from the group training – FINAL Training Day Sep 2017 slides
Here are the slides from the session for society secretaries – Secretary training 2017
Here are the slides from the session for treasurers – Treasurer Officer Training Slides
Society Grant Application for 2017/18 will open on the 4th October 2017.
Follow this link to find the grant application site
If you do not know your log in details email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CSC – Society Officer Training will take place on 30th September 2017
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, doors at 9.30. At 12.15 the group training session will end and we’ll take a break. From aprox 1pm there will be 2 breakout sessions, which will run until aprox 2pm.
Session 1 – 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 – For Secretaries, covering the role and responsibilities of a secretary in greater detail such as constitutions, managing society communication to your members, and holding a society meeting. This will take place in the Robert Emmet Theatre.
Freshers’ Week 18th-22nd September 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”
Society Officer Handover training takes place 28th March 2017 in the Ed Burke Theatre
Handout from training – society officer handover training
Other useful information can be found under trinitysocieties.ie/running-a-society
If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The CSC AGM was held 21st March and the following students were elected.
Chair: Benn Ó hÓgáin
Treasurer: Dahnan Spurling
Secretary: Fiona May
Amenities Officer: Jimmy Kavanagh
Hon Treasurer: Ronan Hodson
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
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)
Student Levy Referendum Wording 2017
I assent, subject always to the following provisions and conditions, to the implementation of a levy upon each student of the College for the purposes of the provision and maintenance of a Student Centre as a locus of student-led activity, for the enhancement of currently available space, and for the development of further spaces within current College space, for the use of the students of the College. The provisions and conditions shall be:
That the funds collected though the implementation of the Levy Fee be ring-fenced for the purposes of the provision and maintenance of a Student Centre as a locus of student-led activity, for the enhancement of currently available space, and for the development of further spaces within current College space, for the use of the students of the College;
That the Levy Fee shall be collected in twenty-two annual payments of €30.00 per student from the date of its first collection;
That the funds collected in the first two years of the implementation of the Levy Fee shall be used for the enhancement of currently available space, and for the development of further spaces within current College space, for the use of the students of the College;
That the funds collected in the remaining lifetime of the implementation of the Levy shall be the purposes of the provision and maintenance of a Student Centre as a locus of student-led activity;
That the Levy Fee shall first be applied only to those students commencing their first or second year of studies at the beginning of the academic year 2017/18, with the exception of those students commencing one-year postgraduate studies to whom it shall apply for those commencing from the beginning of the academic year 2019/2020 onwards;
That all Students deemed to be in financial hardship, as moderated by the Senior Tutor’s Office, shall be exempt from payment of the Levy Fee;
That the Levy Fee shall be overseen by Capitation Committee, or a duly appointed sub-committee thereof, and the appropriate personnel of the Financial Services Division;
That in the initial two year period of the implementation of the levy the prioritisation of the use of the monies for the enhancement of currently available space, and for the development of further spaces within current College space, for the use of the students of the College, shall be jointly developed by the Executives of the TCDSU and DUCSC, and presented to the Capitation Committee for its assent;
That the final configuration of the Student Centre as a locus of student-led activity will be agreed by TCDSU and DUCSC and presented to Capitation Committee for its assent;
That the future provision of the said Student Centre shall not in itself constitute the diminution of the status of House 6 as a locus of student-led activity, or in itself justify a reduction of the total space available for such student-led activities within House 6, or in any way or manner justify a reduction of the total space available for such student-led activities as is available to the Capitated Bodies at the time of the putting of this referendum to the Student body of the College.
The deadline for society grant applications from the CSC is the end of Michaelmas Term each year, grant apps can not be accepted after this.