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Research – How did the digital LGBTQ+ community use nostalgia and social media to cope during the Covid-19 pandemic? (Kyle Ginsberg)

Article by Kyle Ginsberg (Laidlaw Scholar 2021, TSM English and Sociology) My research project investigated how the LGBTQ+ community on Twitter utilised nostalgia and social media to cope during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. By looking through tweets from March – August 2020, media consumption, social wellness, and lockdown fatigue can all be retrospectively analysed. FourContinue reading “Research – How did the digital LGBTQ+ community use nostalgia and social media to cope during the Covid-19 pandemic? (Kyle Ginsberg)”

LiA Project – Development of a Bio-Inspired Soft Toy for Hospitalised Children and a Trinity Robotics Team (Dylan Cuskelly)

Article by Dylan Cuskelly (Physical Sciences, Laidlaw Scholar 2020) For my leadership-in-action project this summer I leveraged my familiarity with the engineering design process and the skills I learned during summer 1 in an infield application of research to develop a version of a bio-inspired soft robotic toy for hospitalised children, previously developed by MollyContinue reading “LiA Project – Development of a Bio-Inspired Soft Toy for Hospitalised Children and a Trinity Robotics Team (Dylan Cuskelly)”

Lord Laidlaw: Benefactor Recognition Reception

Article by the Laidlaw Team, Trinity Careers Service On September 15th 2021, we were delighted to welcome guests from the Laidlaw Foundation, Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay and Susanna Kempe (CEO), to the Trinity campus. The visit was a significant occasion which brought together an array of student Laidlaw Scholars, academic supervisors, and staff from theContinue reading “Lord Laidlaw: Benefactor Recognition Reception”

LiA Project – International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (Shane Coleman-Macken)

Article by Shane Coleman-Macken (2020 Laidlaw Scholars, TSM English Literature and History) When conducting research within an academic setting, I have always found that research within the Arts and Humanities can often come across as conducted within a vacuum. In my disciplines of English Literature and History, my work is concerned with looking into theContinue reading “LiA Project – International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival (Shane Coleman-Macken)”

Leadership Session – “Communication and Connection in Leadership ” (ft. Cathal Quinn, Head of Voice, The Lir Academy)

Article by Eimear Kearins (Economical and Political Science, 2021 Laidlaw Scholars) When we were told our Leadership 2 workshop was planned to be in person, to say I was ecstatic is an understatement. But due to the nature of the past 15 months, I kept waiting for an email breaking the news that it wasContinue reading “Leadership Session – “Communication and Connection in Leadership ” (ft. Cathal Quinn, Head of Voice, The Lir Academy)”