Undergraduate Course Options Explored by Thousands at Trinity’s Open Day

Posted on: 23 December 2014

Over 9,000 people from across the country visited the Trinity College Dublin Open Day in December to explore the wide range of undergraduate courses which the College has to offer. 

Held across the College's city centre campus, the Trinity Open Day offered secondary school students and their parents, mature students, teachers and guidance counsellors an opportunity to gain a real insight into student life at Trinity. 

Staff and current students were on hand to lend some practical advice to prospective students relating to courses in the faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesEngineering, Mathematics and Science; and Health Sciences and also share their experiences of life at Trinity. Over the course of the day there were over 175 presentations and interactive demonstrations along with tours of the College's state of the art Sports Centre, science laboratories and libraries. 

Information sessions on various aspects of the Trinity Access Programmes were held to encourage students from socio-economic groups currently under represented in the Irish third level sector to consider further education at Trinity College.  There was also a special presentation for mature students, teachers, guidance counsellors and parents as well as information about support services for students with disabilities.  The College's Accommodation Office was also on hand to answer questions relating to Trinity Hall, the recommended accommodation choice for all first years and new entrants to Trinity.

In addition, there were presentations on Trinity’s Feasibility Study in Admissions. This new admissions route will be used to admit students on three courses in 2015 with 25 places available: Ten in History (TR003), Ten in Law (TR004) and five in Ancient and Medieval History and Culture (TR028). There was also a drop in session for student from Northern Ireland in the College’s Global Room.

Coordinated by Trinity's Admissions Office, the Trinity Open Days aim to give students an in-depth knowledge of the College's academic, social and cultural offerings.  Information on undergraduate courses and student life at Trinity can be found on the Study at Trinity webpages