Open Day 2012
The Trinity Open Day is open to all second level pupils and parents/guardians. For students seeking admission to Trinity in 2013 the Open Day will be held on Saturday 1 December 2012. A series of presentations will cover most of Trinity's courses, while prospective students will have an opportunity to meet with teaching staff and current students for all courses at the individual course stands. Tours of College will also be provided. The Event Guide will be available to download from this webpage in November.
Nationwide Careers Fairs
Trinity College is represented at all of the major nationwide IGC careers fairs and at many other regional careers fairs each year. At these events prospective students can obtain copies of the prospectus and can find out about Trinity College’s courses, specific entry requirements and student life at Trinity College. For details of careers fairs in your area contact the Guidance Counsellor in your school, your local adult education college, or see www.qualifax.ie
Staff from Trinity College are available to visit a limited number of schools to provide a presentation about Trinity College and our range of courses. If you would like to request a visit to your school please contact the Admissions Liaison Officer by telephone at +353 1 896 3992 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific visits from our Schools of Computer science and Statistics, Nursing & Midwifery, and Engineering are also available (where visits may be impractical due to geographic location, visits can be organised for small groups of prospective students to meet the academic staff in Trinity College). To request a visit please contact:
The School of Computer Science and Statistics: E-mail: email@example.com, Tel: +353 1 896 3665
The School of Engineering: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +353 1 896 1142
The School of Nursing and Midwifery (Jeni Ryan): E-mail: email@example.com, Tel: +353 1 896 3860
Visiting Trinity College & Campus Tours
Guidance counsellors may request an on-campus presentation and a campus tour (for visiting 5th and 6th year school groups). On-campus tours and presentations are limited so please book in early! If you would like to book a campus tour please contact the Admissions Liaison Officer by telephone at +353 1 896 3992 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the School of Computer Science and Statistics also offer small groups of students the opportunity to meet members of their teaching staff on-campus. For further information please contact the School of Computer Science and Statistics directly by e-mail: email@example.com or by telephone: +353 1 896 3665.
The Trinity College campus is an open campus and visitors are welcome at all times. The Book of Kells is on display in the Old Library and second-level students may visit the Book of Kells and library exhibition free of charge. It is advised that groups book in advance – please contact +353 1 896 2320.
The Admissions Office is located in Regent House (which is just inside the front entrance of Trinity College) and is open daily, Monday-Friday from 10.00-12.45 and from 2.00-4.00. Potential applicants are more than welcome to drop in to discuss Trinity College’s application procedures.
You may also take a Virtual Tour of Trinity's campus.
Mature Students’ Information Seminar
A seminar providing advice and information on making an application to TCD for prospective mature students will take place on Thursday 10 January 2013 from 5 pm to 6 pm. This seminar will be repeated from 6 pm to 7 pm. Please visit the mature students website in December 2012 for more information: www.tcd.ie/maturestudents.
Mathematics/Physics Open Day
The Schools of Mathematics and Physics will hold a specific Mathematics/Physics open day on Saturday 10 November 2012. This is a special event for students interested in studying maths or physics, parents and teachers are also very welcome to attend. There are interesting talks by our professors and lecturers on topics like particle physics, string theory, complex numbers, nanophysics or astrophysics, and lots of useful information on how to apply and about career opportunities for maths and physics graduates. We will also provide lunch (a great time to meet the lecturers and students currently studying in Trinity College) and a tour of the laboratories and other facilities. See www.maths.tcd.ie or www.physics.tcd.ie for more details closer to the date.
Nursing and Midwifery open day
The School of Nursing and Midwifery also organise a specific Nursing open day each year during January. This is a special event for students interested in studying Intellectual Disability Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing; parents and teachers are also very welcome to attend. There are presentations, nursing skills demonstrations and an opportunity to talk to our professors, lecturers, clinical tutors and current students about the courses. Light refreshment are provided. See www.nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie for more details in December.
Transition year programmes
Biochemistry and Immunology
The School of Biochemistry and Immunology runs two separate work-experience weeks for transition year students each year – one in November and one in February. There are 16 transition year interns in each cohort. Interns are selected from different schools in order to maximise school participation and geographical spread. Each intern spends half of the week in one of the School’s laboratories, under the supervision of one of the lab’s researchers, participating in the research activities that are current in the lab at the time. The rest of the week involves group activities with talks, quizzes and visits to other scientifically relevant sites on campus. Application forms available on the School website: www.tcd.ie/Biochemistry
The Department of Botany hosts transition year students for week-long work experience in a range of activities. Students have the chance to experience what happens behind the scenes in an active research environment, working alongside technical staff, PhD students and professional scientific researchers. In addition to working at the Trinity Botanic Gardens, students have the chance to carry out various analytical techniques in the Environmental Sciences laboratory, to extract DNA in the molecular laboratory, to assist with ecological sample processing (including samples of soils, pollen, seeds, and insects) and to work in the internationally important Herbarium. In addition, transition year students have the opportunity to attend selected lectures and practicals with current undergraduate students. Students seeking further information should contact the Department directly via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the Department can be found at www.tcd.ie/Botany
The School of Chemistry hosts a week long programme aimed at transition year students. The programme involves a series of lectures, practical work and interactive tours of the facilities. This course offers a unique opportunity for interaction with students from different schools and for hands-on exposure to advanced methodology in world-class laboratories. Dates for the 2012-13 TY programme will be announced on the School of Chemistry website in autumn: www.tcd.ie/Chemistry
The School of Medicine runs a one week Transition Year Programme during the academic year. There are a limited number of places available and students are selected from different schools in order to maximise school participation and geographical spread. In order to provide an insight for TY students into the life of a medical student/clinical practitioner, they spend 1 day in teaching activities with 1st and 2nd medical year students in TCD, 1 day in clinical skills tutorials, and the remainder of the week assigned to a clinical team in the teaching hospitals. Application procedures are available on the School website: www.medicine.tcd.ie/education/THTYP
The School of Nursing and Midwifery will run a transition year programme in early 2013. Exact dates and further details for the programme will be announced on the School of Nursing and Midwifery website in autumn 2012: www.nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie
The School of Physics hosts a number of outreach events during the academic year. The popular Transition Year Physics Experience (TYPE) is held in November and March of each academic year. Information is sent to all secondary schools inviting them to submit applications for selected students. Public lectures for secondary school students are also held during Science Week. The details are posted on the Science Week website (www.scienceweek.ie). Details on the various events can be found on the School of Physics website: www.tcd.ie/Physics/outreach
The Science Gallery runs two separate week long mentoring programmes for up to 20 transition year students in each week, from different schools nationwide – one week in February/March and one in October/November. Each programme is developed for students to participate in workshops and experiments, lab visits and exhibition tours, presentations, talks, quizzes and an opportunity to potentially develop project ideas for upcoming exhibitions. For application details and other enquiries related to the mentoring programme please e-mail email@example.com
The Department of Zoology offers a Transition Year Programme to introduce secondary school students to the exciting world of scientific research and teaching in our department. During your week with us you will get to meet our staff, students and post-graduates in a friendly and structured week of laboratory and related activities.
See www.tcd.ie/Zoology/TY/index.php for further details.