Trinity to feature in ‘My Uni Life’ series on RTÉ

Posted on: 13 February 2024

Trinity to feature in ‘My Uni Life’ series on RTÉ

This exciting series returns to our screens for a second season as cameras capture life across a busy year on campus, beginning on Friday February 16th at 8pm on RTE One or RTÉ Player. 

Trinity College Dublin will be featured in the upcoming 9-part documentary series by RTÉ and the Irish Universities Association (IUA), which goes behind the scenes again for series two at universities as staff and students navigate the academic year.

The IUA has partnered once again with RTÉ and New Decade to create a second series of My Uni Life. Filmed over the course of academic year 2022/23, this nine-part series, provides a unique and authentic insight into campus life and the experiences of students and staff across the country, as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of a typical university year. 

Trinity staff and students that feature in the series:

  • Students from the Afro Caribbean and The Hist Societies during Freshers Week.
  • Security guards Niall Hanrahan and Paul O’Connell, ensuring campus is a safe and welcoming place.
  • Conferring Team, Lorraine Norton and Registrar Prof Neville Cox preparing for a busy graduation season.

When university gates closed because of the nationwide lockdown in March 2020, Ireland’s thriving student scene was placed firmly on hold.  Thankfully, our campuses are teeming with life once more, and the people who live and work here have never been more energised to enjoy and embrace everything that the university experience has to offer – from the sports and societies to the colourful events and the truly transformative interactions!

In this series, we spend a year in the life of Irish universities. We meet the students embarking on the first and final days of their university adventure; witness the fledgling friendships and activities set in motion during Freshers week; and we’ll be there to witness the culmination of life-changing and life-affirming journeys on joyful graduation days.

We’ll meet the mentors and academic advisors who guide the students along their journey, and reveal the essential roles fulfilled by a passionate legion of non-academic staff across the campuses from security guards and catering staff to gardening teams.

From Freshers Week to Graduation, this fly on the wall series at eight Irish universities, will provide unique insight into the excitement, fun-filled and fulfilling rollercoaster of university life!

Speaking about the series, Jim Miley, Director General of IUA said, “It’s great to be back on campus for the second series of My Uni Life to show first-hand how our universities are providing exciting opportunities and a life-shaping experience for Students. We also get a ‘birds eye’ view of the working day of some of the 20,000 staff in our universities and the impact of our colleges on their local communities and regions.”

More information on the series can be found on

The series is produced by New Decade -

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