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Top Student Questions

Question 1
Where can I meet people?

Very few people know other students when they first come to Trinity – but there are lots of ways to meet new people and to make friends on campus. You can join clubs and societies throughout your time here.

New undergraduates will also be assigned to mentor groups by the Student2Student (S2S) Programme, and their mentors will be in touch about meet-ups and events designed to help people make new connections within their courses and across campus. The Student's Union (SU) and Halls JCR will also be organising events for people to get together, and there are a range of social spaces on campus including the SU Cafés and the Global Room. Postgraduate students can also avail of the Postgraduate Common Room, and should keep an eye on emails from the Graduate Students' Union (GSU) for Postgrad events and activities.

Question 2
Who can I talk to?

If you're feeling a bit stressed out or worried about anything the first thing to do is to talk about it.

From fellow students (S2S Peer Support, Niteline, SU Welfare, GSU Vice-president, Halls JCR Welfare Team) to professional Counselling and support (Chaplaincy, Tutorial Service, Postgraduate Advisory Service), there are a range of services on and off campus designed to give you space and time to get things off your chest. Have a look at the links in this passage and see what's right for you.

Question 3
Can I get help studying?

If you have been absent from classes and/or have not been able to undertake study due to personal circumstances make sure you inform your Tutor/supervisor as soon as possible, so that they can help you to take the time that you need, and to get back on track when you're ready.

If you are able to attend classes and to study but still feel that you're behind, talk to your lecturers and check out the time management resources that Student Learning Development have to offer.

Question 4
How do I get active?

You can find a list of TCD Clubs at and of TCD societies at