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- The Grattan Scholars
The Sociology Department aims to provide opportunities for alumni to remain involved long after they have graduated. Our goal is to ensure that our alumni can stay connected not only with the Department but also with their fellow graduates.
Sociology opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Many sociology graduates have gone on to careers in the media, the Arts, business, film-making, and publishing. A smaller number have pursued successful careers in academia and government, nationally and internationally. All have been facilitated in their paths by a deep knowledge of how society works and insights into group behaviour, gained through studying Sociology at TCD.
It has never been easier to keep in touch!
- Come along to an Alumni Event
- Join an Alumni Branch, Group or Network
- Follow us on Facebook
- E-mail your comments or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help us to keep in touch with you – update your contact details
Plus you can register on Front Gate online to connect with fellow alumni, register for events, join the career network and other groups, all in one place!Back to top
Visit the alumni photo gallery to see photos of recent events.Back to top
Find out more about fellow School alumni in recent interviews and features:
- TCD Alumni E-zine October 2012: Eoin Carroll - Sociology and Social Policy (2004)
- Writing.ie 2012 – Patricia Deevy - Economic and Social Studies (1987)
Have you started a company? Made a difference in Ireland or the wider world? Done something different and unexpected? We encourage alumni to come back to College to speak to undergraduate and graduate students about their experiences.
Alumni also participate in other events and activities such as the School's Henry Grattan Public Lecture Series which aims to promote informed debate on social, political and economic issues.
If you are interested in getting involved as a speaker please contact email@example.com
Winners of the 2012 Dermot McAleese Teaching Awards
Thanks to the generosity of our graduates who donated to the Alumni Appeal the School has established the Dermot McAleese Teaching Award. This award recognises teaching assistants who have made an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence; it is the first time such an award has been presented in Trinity.
Congratulations to Lorraine Mancey (second from right) for recognition for her outstanding work as a teaching assistant in Sociology.
The School has developed a new Scholarship Programme - The Grattan Scholars - with the aim of advancing cutting-edge social science research and teaching. In a rapidly changing global environment such knowledge is central to our economic and social wellbeing, growth and development.
The Grattan Scholars are a cohort of exceptional PhD students whose work will have a real impact on Trinity and in helping to understand the evolving challenges facing society. Teaching is also an important part of the Scholars remit, contributing to the academic life of the School while enriching the students' learning opportunities.
We are delighted to confirm that the first two PhD students commenced in autumn 2012.
If you are interested in finding out more about The Grattan Scholars, or if you would like information on how to get involved as a supporter please contact:
School of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Phone: + 353 1 896 1065
Phone: + 353 1 896 1714