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)”

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)”

Laidlaw Foundation Visit (September 2021)

Article by Joe Linogao (Engineering with Management, 2021 Laidlaw Scholars) On the 15th September 2021, the Laidlaw community at Trinity College were invited to take part in a presentation and reception as part of a visit to Trinity from the Laidlaw Foundation. It was a day where we finally got to see each  other faceContinue reading “Laidlaw Foundation Visit (September 2021)”

Leadership Reflections (Laoise Murray)

Article by Laoise Murray (Law, 2021 Laidlaw Scholars) To me and many others the Laidlaw Leadership Programme has been a distinctive turning point in our lives. I mean just who in the world gets the chance to spend a whole summer learning about the idea that intrigues them the most? My granny is my educationalContinue reading “Leadership Reflections (Laoise Murray)”

Leadership Session – “Foundations of Leadership and Research” (ft. Provost-elect Linda Doyle)

“My understanding of the value of professional relationships, research, and even my own self-worth has begun to shift and completely rearrange itself. This change is challenging, exciting, and pretty scary since the future is so uncertain and there are new opportunities we don’t even know about yet that will present themselves.”

Leadership Session – Laidlaw Induction 2021

Article by Rucha Benare (Bioengineering, 2021 Scholars) Imagine this. Starry night, little earthen lamps called “diyas” shimmering across a terrace, the warmth of vanilla incense hugging you, and sitting atop a long wooden table is a variety of delicacies catering to every kind of taste bud you could imagine. So is the general setting ofContinue reading “Leadership Session – Laidlaw Induction 2021”