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Science and the Arts
Science Gallery Trinity College Dublin 


One week in November and One week in March


Science Gallery Trinity College Dublin

Pearse St

County Dublin City Centre 
Offer Preferences  One week continuous

School Programme 

Company/Organisation Profile 

Founded in 1592, Trinity is at the nexus of tradition and innovation, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across 24 schools and three faculties: arts, humanities, and social sciences; engineering, maths and science; and health sciences.

Spread across 47 acres in Dublin’s city centre, Trinity’s 17,000-strong student body comes from all 32 counties of Ireland, and 16% of students come from outside the country. Of those, 40% are from outside the European Union, making Trinity’s campus cosmopolitan and bustling, with a focus on diversity. As Ireland’s leading university, the pursuit of academic excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of the Trinity education.

Trinity is known for intellectual rigour, excellence, interdisciplinarity, and research-led teaching. Home to Nobel prize-winners such as scientist Ernest Walton and writer Samuel Beckett, Trinity draws visitors from across the world to its historic campus each year, including to the Book of Kells and Science Gallery which capture the university’s connection to both old and new.

Trinity accounts for one-fifth of all spin-out companies from Irish higher education institutions, helping to turn Ireland into an innovation-intensive, high-productivity economy. That culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is a defining characteristic of our campus as we help shape the next generation of job creators. Trinity has developed significant strength in a broad range of research areas, including the 19 broadly based multi-disciplinary thematic research areas.

Science Gallery 

Science Gallery targets young adults aged 15–25, people at key stages of their life regarding school subject choices, college courses and decisions relating to future careers. Our education programmes aim to ignite a passion for science, technology and innovation, highlighting the rich network of interconnections between science, the arts, culture, design, business and innovation.

These programmes give students the opportunity to interact with leading researchers, entrepreneurs and creative individuals and get an insight into the exciting career possibilities in these fields.


Placement Details 

Our TY mentoring weeks are week-long programmes, which run on 7 separate weeks throughout the school year, with 20 students from different schools nationwide participating in each week. Throughout a week students will explore the current exhibition housed in Science Gallery as well as developing projects and creating content - this can range from making podcasts or building robots to making post-apocalyptic movie posters.

Students have the opportunity to explore design, art and scientific practices as well as the chance to meet with leading researchers, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs, granting them a unique TY experience like no other.

The application for our TY week programmes being held in Spring 2018 will be open from December 1st until December 19th 2017. The application form will be found on this page. Places will be offered based on the application. We do not accept CVs or email applications.

TY Mentoring Weeks 2018: 23rd-26th January, 6th-9th March, 10-13th April, 15-18th May

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