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Trinity Holds First Open Days in the US

Posted on 17 April 2014

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Trinity College Dublin held the first ever ‘Campus Open Days’ in the United States recently during which faculty, alumni, staff and students will welcome prospective students, families and guidance counsellors to experience Trinity without leaving the US.  Two events took place in Rye, New York and North Bethesda, Maryland, and featured mini-tutorials, virtual campus tours, the Library shop, student societies and supports amongst other highlights.

Academics from a range of disciplines travelled to the US for these special events.  Their short tutorials offered visitors the opportunity to experience some of Trinity’s most highly-ranked academic departments.  Trinity’s Schools of Business and English, as well as the Departments of Political Science, History, Drama and Computer Science were represented. Highlights included Vice-President for Global Relations and the Erasmus Smith Professor of Modern History, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer’s session on ‘Ireland and Empire’ and School of Business’ discussion on the concept of ‘strategy’.

The ‘Campus Open Days’ also offers those interested in Trinity direct access to staff from across the College.  Visitors were able to explore the many non-academic opportunities at Trinity including student societies and supports, along with gaining an understanding of what it would be like to study Ireland. Trinity College Dublin is a central feature of this vibrant European city and the University has played a role in Dublin’s history since its founding in 1592. These Open Days attempted to offer the flavour of its historic campus in the US.

It is hoped that Trinity's Open Days in the US will become a part of the annual calendar for the College.