You arrive, you listen to your lecturers, you talk to your friends and then you go home. There is more to college than this. While we’re all here to get degrees and jobs in the end, you can get so much more out of your time here.
Trinity College Dublin boasts a vibrant array of award - winning student magazines and newspapers; all of which are written, drawn, designed, laid-out and edited by ordinary students just like you. There are no secret tricks, no special qualifiers that these people came in with and you don’t have - all you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to try something new.
Getting involved with Publications is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills that are actually useful and help make something that you can take pride in. In a few months time you could be discovering your talents as a sports photographer, interviewing celebrities, going to gigs to review the latest bands or writing cutting pieces of satire for Piranha! If you have artistic leanings, you could see your creative writing or illustrations in Icarus, build a website like this or design a magazine to rival the best.
And, unlike anyone else, we wont charge you a penny. We’re interested in your talents, not your wallets.
Chairperson, Trinity Publications
(Adaptation of the introduction in the Freshers Magazine)