Thank you to our volunteers for Inspiring Generations
Each year, alumni & friends of Trinity give thousands of hours to help students, alumni and the University. Thank you to our volunteers for the gift of your time and expertise and for helping Trinity to inspire generations.
Learn more about the different groups of volunteers who support Trinity on this page. If you’d like to join our volunteers you can find out more here.
The Provost’s Council brings together a network of leading international Trinity alumni and supporters who act as advisors to the College. Council members are based in Ireland, UK, France, Germany, US, Middle East and Asia. This Council is unique in Trinity’s history - it’s the first time that an official external group has been created to help plan Trinity’s future direction.
Trinity has always benefitted from the support of alumni and friends. In November 2013, the University convened the Trinity Global Graduate Forum. Over 200 graduates and friends came together and out of this hugely popular forum, the Provost’s Council was established.
There are currently 46 Provost Council members who have achieved exceptionally in their lives and careers and are leaders in finance, manufacturing, retail, investment, property, law, film and new ventures, and are based in Ireland, UK, France, Germany, US, Middle East and Asia. The Provost, the Board and the whole College have been inspired by their commitment and enthusiasm, their readiness to share their expertise and draw on their networks to help further some of the University’s most ambitious ventures. Plans are underway to expand the membership of this group further.
Trinity Business Alumni
The Trinity Business Alumni (TBA) is the association of graduates of the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Business School and other graduates of the University who have an interest in Business. It was founded in 1984 and its mission is to deliver value to its members by providing:
- networking opportunities
- lifelong learning
- a global forum to retain a link with Trinity
- an opportunity to contribute to the development of the College and its community
For further information, membership details and news of events visit the TBA website.
Trinity Women Graduates Association
The Trinity Women Graduates Association was established in 1922 to enable the College's women graduates keep in touch with Trinity, with each other, and with women graduates all over the world. Membership is open to women graduates of any recognised University. For further information see the Trinity Women Graduates website.
TCD Association and Trust
The TCD Association & Trust provides grant support for a wide variety of College projects where funding is not available from mainstream resources. Its committee, with administrative support from Trinity Development and Alumni, is made up of Trinity graduates who operate on a volunteer basis.
One of the main sources of funding for the TCD Association & Trust comes from the TCD Affinity Credit Card. With over 10,000 cardholders to date, a percentage of the annual turnover on these cards is donated back to College by Bank of Ireland.
Every year hundreds of alumni support thousands of Trinity students with their career planning through our mentoring programmes, on campus events and new online mentoring platform. This support is invaluable to students who benefit from the real world career experience of our graduates. Students gain insights into current trends in industry, they pick up CV and interview tips and often go on to secure internships and jobs in their desired field. Alumni too benefit greatly both personally and professionally from these interactions with current students and the opportunity to give something back to Trinity. Click here to find out more.
There are over 70 alumni chapters in 33 countries around the world, which play a vital role in our large and growing global Trinity network.
These alumni chapters are a great way to stay in touch with fellow Trinity alumni and with the University. They organise a variety of social, professional and academic events throughout the year, all aimed at bringing alumni together and strengthening Trinity’s worldwide alumni community.Check out our events page for upcoming chapter events or visit our chapter website for a full list of alumni chapters around the world – if you currently reside abroad we would encourage you to get in touch with your local contact! Can't find a chapter in your area? Find out how you can set one up by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni are the University’s greatest ambassadors and can play a vital role in attracting and inspiring the next generation of Trinity students. Our International Ambassadors play a key role in encouraging new students from around the world, offering their personal insights into the Trinity experience and sharing their stories of post-Trinity life to help students decide if Trinity is right for them.
These alumni support Trinity’s Student Recruitment Team by providing testimonials about their experiences at Trinity and beyond, by attending Higher Education Fairs and regional Open Days, and by visiting Schools to speak with prospective students and their families.