Get involved in the Trinity Ability co_op!

There are lots of ways to get involved with the Trinity Ability co_op. Keep up to date by joining our Teams group.

Sign up for a subcommittee

Social Media Subcommittee

What will this involved?

The Social Media Officer will lead the Social Media Subcommittee. The subcommittee will offer support, advice and ideas to the wider co_op on how best to communicate with the wider college community.

How can I get involved? 

Sign up for the social media subcommittee through the subcommittee form or by emailing abilitycoop@gmail.com.  

Art and Poetry Exhibition

What is this project about? 

Last year the Trinity Ability Co_op led an art and poetry exhibition in partnership with TCDSU, TCPID (Trinity Centre for people with Intellectual Disabilities) and the Disability Service. You can find out more about this in our recap presentation. 

Disabled students were asked to express what their disability meant to them through art or poetry. These pieces were collected or printed and displayed in the Zón Mac Léinn in the JCR Hamilton building (old BOI building). You can still find most of these pieces there today!  

What is the plan for 2022? 

The Trinity Ability Co_op will bring this project back during the week of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We will explore potential collaborations to get a wide range of disabled students involved. The Graduate Intern will facilitate workshops or sessions where people can work on their own projects while meeting other students.  

How can I get involved? 

Join the subcommittee for the Art and Poetry Exhibition through the subcommittee form or by emailing abilitycoop@gmail.com. You will also receive information about submitting art later on in the year.  

Gaelic Football for Everyone

What is this project about? 

Last year the Trinity Ability Co_op thought about some projects that they wanted to work on. It was discussed that disabled students often felt excluded from Gaelic Football and other sports growing up. From this discussion inclusive Gaelic Football trainings were set up where disabled students and others who wanted to try out Gaelic Football. These sessions were led by Anna Galvin, Occupational Therapist in the Disability Service and Captain of the Kerry football team.  

These training sessions allowed for students to engage in beginner-friendly Gaelic Football in an environment that worked for them. Whether that meant the sport was adapted in some way, the tension that often comes with sports was gone or the instructions were given in a clear way and students were encouraged to ask questions.  

What is the plan for 2022 

This year we changed the title to Gaelic Football for Everyone and will work in partnership with the Disability Service and Trinity Sport. These sessions are aimed primarily at disabled students but also people who are unfamilar with Gaelic Football or want to take it back up in a less stressful environment.   

How can I get involved in this project? 

If you would like to join the subcommittee for this project, please complete the subcommittee form. This will involve organising training sessions, recruiting students to get involved and developing the project with Anna Galvin and Rachel (Graduate Intern)  

You can also join the training sessions once they start in the new academic year. Fill out the expression of interest form to be notified when dates are settled.

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