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News & Stories

There's always something happening at Trinity College - stay up-to-date with our latest news and stories.

Also keep an eye on our events for current students, staff, alumni & friends of Trinity College and the general public.

27 Apr 2021

Debunking myths about wellbeing: our student panel speaks up

A panel of students from Trinity’s Wellbeing Committee debunk two of the most common myths that often surface when the topic of wellbeing comes up.

26 Apr 2021

What’s wellbeing all about and why is it important? Student panel discussion

To coincide with Trinity’s Wellbeing Week (26–30 April), student Eddie Jackson sits down with some members of our Wellbeing Committee in a panel-style conversation to talk about how these students manage their wellbeing and mental health, and steps we can take to improve our own wellbeing and that of those around us.

24 Apr 2021

Meet FS teacher Kanika Dhamija

Accounting lecturer Kanika Dhamija tells us about the most pivotal moment in her life, and why teaching brings her so much joy.

Category: Foundation Studies

21 Apr 2021

What does Earth Day mean for us and our planet?

In line with the celebration of Earth Day on 22 April, Lexie Sarstedt, one of Trinity’s 2021 Sustainability Interns, reflects on what Earth Day means for her and the future of our planet.

16 Apr 2021

How Foundation Studies prepared Laurel Chen for uni

Laurel Chen joined Trinity’s Foundation Studies program in 2019 and says the program played a pivotal role in improving her English and preparing her for university. It also helped her find a career path that she hadn't considered.

Category: Foundation Studies

29 Mar 2021

How journeying from China to Melbourne opened up many opportunities for Siana

Former Trinity College student Siana Xue explains why choosing Trinity was one of the best decisions of her life and why she thinks other international students should consider doing the same.

Category: Foundation Studies

22 Mar 2021

Saving the world, one toilet joke at a time

On World Water Day, we share the incredible story of Simon Griffiths, co-founder of Who Gives a Crap, who's on a mission to provide adequate sanitation to the world's population, even if it involves sitting on a toilet for 50 hours.

Category: People

15 Mar 2021

ēthikos: when consumption meets sustainability

In Ancient Greek, ēthikos means 'arising from habit' and 'morality’. For Abigail Tuscano (TCFS 2011), these concepts rang true and formed the cornerstone of her startup of the same name, as she seeks to encourage people to routinely choose ethical and sustainable fashion labels via a web platform, and rewards customers for shopping responsibly.

Category: Foundation Studies

12 Mar 2021

Churches going digital in a post-pandemic world

The Revd Dr Fergus King, along with Dr Srebrenka Kunek, consider how the modern digital environment, prompted by COVID-19, has offered the opportunity for the church to reflect on what 'real', 'presence' and 'absence' mean.

Category: Theological School

11 Mar 2021

A high-wire act: Dr Brendan Murphy on writing the rule book

It's been almost two years since the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, during which Trinity alum Dr Brendan Murphy made some of boldest public health decisions in Australia’s history. Here he talks about gut instinct, overcoming shyness and souvlaki-fuelled study sessions.

Category: People

15 Feb 2021

From Instagram to pop-up: Priyansh Parekh’s vegan food journey

Pop-up restaurants have risen in popularity around the world in recent years, and one of our very own Trinity alumni has jumped on the bandwagon, aiming to save the planet, one vegan dish at a time.

Category: Foundation Studies

15 Feb 2021

Pancakes, ashes and lockdown: the meaning behind Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Trinity College Chaplain the Revd Dr Colleen O’Reilly AM explains the history of and meaning behind Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, including why Christians eat pancakes and where the ash received on foreheads comes from.

Category: Theological School

12 Feb 2021

How Trinity students celebrate Chinese New Year

Many Foundation Studies students celebrate Chinese New Year, and here, three students share how they celebrate in Melbourne.

Category: Foundation Studies

12 Feb 2021

A Trinity love story for Valentine's Day

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we share the love story of former Trinity students Isabelle (TC 2014) and George (TC 2016) McPharlin, who met at Trinity College in 2016. They both lived and worked at Trinity, before getting married in our chapel in 2019. There are two sides to every story, so here are George and Isabelle’s recollections of their blossoming romance.

08 Feb 2021

Meet former FS student Kaylor Huo

Kaylor shares what she loves most about Melbourne, how she made friends, and how Australia’s education system is different to that in her home country of China.

Category: Foundation Studies

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