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Information for new students


Student 2 Student (S2S) is a group of student volunteers who are here to help you with student life:

From the moment you arrive in College right the way through to your end of year exams Student 2 Student (S2S) is here to make sure your first year is fun, engaging and a great foundation for the rest of your time in Trinity.

You will meet your two S2S mentors in Freshers’ Week and they will make sure you know other people in your course before your classes even start.  They’ll keep in regular touch with you throughout your first year and invite you to events on and off campus. 

Your mentors can also give you useful information about your course and what to look out for.  Mentors are students who have been through first year and know exactly what it feels like, so you never have to worry about asking them a question or talking to them about anything that’s worrying you.

S2S also offers trained Peer Supporters if you want to talk confidentially to another student or just to meet a friendly face for a coffee and a chat.

S2S is supported by the Senior Tutor's Office and the Student Counselling Service.

For further information visit the S2S website -

E-mail / Phone: + 353 1 896 2438

Field Courses

Fieldwork is an essential component of a training in Geography. During the course of the academic year, field excursions in the Dublin region are held for Senior Freshman students.

A residential field course is taken in the Junior Sophister year as part of the compulsory module GG3025 Advanced Research Methods in Geography. Generally the residential field course is based overseas, in order to introduce students to new, unfamiliar and intellectually challenging environments.

Students who wish to be exempted from the field course requirement must first obtain permission from the Head of Department.

Fees for these courses are additional to normal College fees.


In addition to their coursework, sophister students undertake a substantial research project (usually field based) for a dissertation which they submit during their Senior Sophister year (module GG4030 Geography Dissertation).

For further information on regulations regarding the Sophister Dissertation, please consult the Geography Undergraduate Course Handbook.

Past Examination Papers

To view past TCD Geography UG examination papers go to where you will find a link to the TCD database.

Please note that the Geography Local Web Page contains information, documentation and downloadable forms for use by members of the Geography Department Staff and Geography Students only and you will need a TCD email address and password to view this section.

Important note on plagiarism

In order to support students in understanding what plagiarism is and how they can avoid it, there is an online central repository hosted by the Library and located at It includes the following:

  1. The Calendar entry on plagiarism for undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  2. The matrix explaining the different levels of plagiarism outlined in the Calendar entry and the sanctions applied;
  3. Information on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it;
  4.  ‘Ready, Steady, Write’, an online tutorial on plagiarism which must be completed by all students - ;
  5. Details of software packages that can detect plagiarism, e.g. Turnitin.        

Students should also refer to the current Geography Undergraduate Course Handbook.

Assignment/coursework submission cover sheets should be used when submitting hard copy work to the Department or Lecturer or via Blackboard


Last updated 29 November 2017