Trinity Explore Takes Off with help of Student Ambassadors
Posted on: 28 March 2013
A reception was held in the Provost’s House to thank the entire student ambassadors involved in Trinity Explore yesterday (March 27). This initiative went ‘live’ a couple of months ago, and every secondary school on the island was sent details about the new portal, which is aimed at encouraging students with the academic ability and potential to consider applying to Trinity in the years ahead. On the site, students from every county in Ireland talk about their perceptions and experiences of Trinity, and provide engaging and honest accounts of life in College. The videos were shot by one of Trinity’s postdoctoral fellows, Dr Gary Baugh, and there was an overwhelming response from Trinity students who volunteered to take part in the project.
Speaking at the reception, the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast, congratulated everyone involved in Trinity Explore, and noted that the College community had been inspired by the words of the student ambassadors. The project will expand in the months and years ahead, and there are plans to add more video content about clubs and societies and courses, as well as additional features such as subtitles. The Education Officer of the Students Union, Daniel Ferrick, commented: “This is a brilliant initiative, which will help make Trinity more accessible for all the students of Ireland”.
The reception was attended by some key figures from the world of education, who wished to show their support for the project, including the Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills, Seán Ó Foghlú, who gave a speech praising the students for their contributions.
The aim of the project is to reaffirm Trinity’s position as a university for the whole island of Ireland, attracting talented students from every county, as well as from around the world.