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Trinity College Dublin is recognized internationally as one of the top universities in the world. Founded in 1592, it is the oldest university in Ireland. Today the College has a vibrant community of 16,837 students representing every county in Ireland, 122 nationalities, and a wide range of social backgrounds and age-groups. Some of the most famous people in Irish history have been educated at Trinity College; writers like Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett; scientists like William Rowan Hamilton and E.T.S. Walton, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on the atom, as well as two Irish presidents and many industry leaders. Trinity College Dublin’s website>>

Civic Engagement

Trinity College Dublin has a long and important tradition of outreach and community engagement. Types of engagement include research and teaching partnerships, staff and student voluntary activity, and dedicated programmes to ensure access to education. Not only does this allow members of the College to give back to the community, but it also give students and staff added insight into our societal structures, issues and problems. These activities also offer student, staff and members of the wider community additional social, academic, professional and other learning opportunities. Read more>>

Trinity Access Programme

Faculty throughout the university engage in targeted schools partnership and outreach programmes. Since 1993, the Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) have formed a central part of Trinity’s plan to encourage young adults, adults and ethnic minority students who come from socio-economic groups under-represented in higher education, to go to university. TAP provides a range of supports to students, families and communities enabling them to identify and fulfil their educational goals. Programmes include school and community outreach, pre-university access programmes, a post-entry progression programme and an evaluation and research stream. Read more>>

National Institute for Intellectual Disability

The National Institute for Intellectual Disability (NIID) has been established at Trinity College to promote the inclusion of people with intellectual disability and their families. Formally established in 1998 the Institute works to ensure that the basic human rights of people are upheld associated with access to appropriate education, employment, housing and social amenities, community participation and health services. The NIID promotes lifelong learning for people with intellectual disability through its Certificate in Contemporary Living, inclusive research practice, analysis and commentary on relevant legislation and policy, parent/family and public education as well as consultancy and partnership with service and advocacy agencies. Learn more>>

Voluntary Tuition Programme

The Voluntary Tuition Programme is a partnership between Trinity students, parents and volunteers from local communities. Every year over 400 Trinity students, graduates and staff-members volunteer as tutors and are matched with children and teenagers studying in nearby schools. Each pair spends one hour a week in one of four centres, getting to know each other and working together on homework and other educational activities. Learn more>>