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Check in here for regular GSU news updates, events, information on Union activities and postgraduate support services.


Week 8 - Monday October 14 - Friday 18, 2019

This is your opportunity to put yourself forward for GSU election.

Registration will be from 7:00 - 7:30pm at the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Block, TCD (main campus). Those interested in running for posts (see below) should notify us of same to at the registration desk. During the voting section of the meeting, you will be given an opportunity (circa 5 minutes) to outline why your colleagues should vote for you. Only registered postgrads can vote. Additionally, only registered postgrads in their respective faculties can vote for their faculty officer or rep. Every registered postgrad can vote for the Equality & Diversity Officer. Only registered PhDs can vote for the Research Officer. There is no online voting.

Following posts are to be filled by election at the AGM. Take a look at the GSU Handbook here, from page 14 onwards, for information about each of the roles.

1 x Faculty Officer for each of AHSS, HS, and EMS.

1 x Faculty Rep for each of AHSS, HS, and EMS.

1 x Equality & Diversity Officer

1 x Research Officer/Rep

The AGM is an opportunity to meet other postgrads. Following the AGM we will retire for some food and refreshments courtesy of the GSU. The venue TBC. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please do attend.


Week 7 - Monday October 07 - Friday 11, 2019

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Graduate Students’ Union Postgraduate Reorientation. Join us Oct 9th

The GSU’s Mini Guide to Trinity College Dublin - Events for Postgraduate Success.
Events and PG social salon all day in the Graduates Memorial Building, Front Square, Trinity College Dublin.

Come and hear some talks and hangout with fellow postgraduates in Week 7.

Events are as follows throughout the day:

1. GSU Reorientation 11:00am - 12:00pm / Graduates Memorial Building
The Graduate Students’ Union can’t wait to share the insider secret knowledge you’ll need for the next part of your Trinity College Dublin success.

2. Trinity College PAS Reorientation 12:00pm - 12:30pm / Graduates Memorial Building
Join Martin MacAndrew, Trinity’s Postgraduate Student Support Officer, for more tips on how to enhance your experience through student supports.

3. Trinity College Career Reorientation 12:45pm - 1:00pm / Graduates Memorial Building
Your career journey starts here! Guidance and free support from the Trinity College experts on careers.

4. Want your research to shine? 2:30pm - 3:00pm / Graduates Memorial Building
Trinity College Research Informatics Librarian, Niamh Brennan outlines opportunities for showcasing your future research potential.

5. Know your Medical Insurance 1:45pm - 2:15pm / Graduates Memorial Building
Get advice from the experts on being insured correctly for your visa application.

6. VISA Workshop 1:15pm - 1:45pm / Graduates Memorial Building
Having problems getting an appointment for your visa? What you need to really know.

7. Disability Services support 3:00pm - 3:30pm / Graduates Memorial Building
Disability Services explains extra supports for students.

8. Top tips for academic success 3:30pm - 4:00pm / GMB
Student Learning Development shares academic skills for successful Postgraduate study. Everything you’ll need moving forward in college.

9. Drinks/Research Journal Launch 4:15pm - 6:00pm / GMB
Join us for refreshments and the launch of the Trinity Postgraduate Review, the GSU’s research journal.