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Age-Friendly Trinity was formally launched on 26 September 2017, as part of Positive Ageing Week, by guest speakers Mr Jim Daly TD (Minister of State with Responsibility for Mental Health and Older People), Prof Brian MacCraith (President of DCU) and Prof Patrick Prendergast (Provost of TCD). Trinity's oldest student, Mr Josef Veselsky was also in attendance and received a standing ovation at the event.
The launch marks Trinity's endorsement of the Ten Principles of an Age-Friendly University, developed by DCU, and participation in the international Age-Friendly Universities Network. For more information please see the Age-Friendly Trinity brochure or Trinity's News and Events webpage.
Equality and Diversity Training for Societies
On 25 October 2017, the Equality Officer and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, in conjunction with the Central Societies Committee (CSC), held a pilot workshop for members of society committees who would like to make their society’s activities more inclusive. The workshop covered core equality, diversity and inclusion concepts; Trinity policies and supports; and how to apply this learning to society life, using a range of case studies.
Feedback was very positive (see below) and the workshop will be run again on Wednesday 17 January 2018, 3-5pm in Room 3071, Arts Block; all members of societies or other students involved in organising events are welcome to attend.
- "Great to get people reflecting. Scenarios were good. Liked the variety."
- "Nice balance of policy and practical examples"
- "It was super insightful, thank you"
Board reviews first Progress Report on Gender Equality Action Plan
Trinity has committed to taking specific actions for gender equality, in relation to Athena SWAN, the 2016 HEA Gender Equality Review and internal strategies. All these actions have now been brought together into one document (the Trinity Gender Action Plan) to improve oversight of the university's overall progress with implementing its gender equality actions.
The Vice-Provost made the first progress report to Board on 13 December 2017, and will report again in approximately six months' time. A "red / amber / green" analysis in the report showed that of the 75 actions reported on, 18 are green (completed), 53 are amber (progressing well), and 4 are "red" (not progressing well). The Gender Equality Implementation Subcommittee of the Equality Committee, Chaired by the Vice-Provost will continue to work with action owners to progress and complete Trinity's gender equality actions.
Please click here to see the full Gender Equality Action Plan Progress Report.