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possible for a Student to obtain a Commission in one year and nine months; but in most cases two years and a quarter will be found necessary.
Students who wish to take a Moderatorship are advised to consult the Registrar as early as possible in their College Course as to the best means of fitting in their Honor and Army work.
Students should send written notice of their intention to enter the Army School to the Registrar of the School as early as possible in their College Course in order that their service in the Officers' Training Course may count for the purpose of fulfilling the foregoing Conditions C. No fee is charged for Registration, and a Student will not incur any liability for Army Class Fees by the mere fact of registering his name should he subsequently decide not to enter the School.
PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGES IN ARTS.
To obtain Professional Privileges in Arts for a Junior or Senior Sophister Term, Students must attend a minimum of three-fourths of each Course of Lectures in the Army School during the term; but second-year Students who, by the above rules, are exempt from certain Lectures in the School, may obtain these privileges by attending five-sixths of the remaining Lectures during the term. Professional Privileges for the B.A. Degree Examination are granted
(a) To Students who have passed Group A or B of the Military Examination, and have credit as above defined for their three Senior Sophister terms;
(b) to Students who have completed the Military Examination in the March of their Senior Sophister year, and have credit for the preceding Michaelmas and Hilary Lectures in the Army School.
The attention of intending Candidates is drawn to the fact that idleness, inattention at Lectures, or failure to pass the necessary Examinations from the foregoing causes, will entail removal from the School. In such event no fees will be returned.
Lectures will begin immediately after the conclusion of the Final Freshman Examination in October. For further information, application should be made to the Registrar of the Army School, 27 Trinity College, Dublin.
Dublin University Contingent,
OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS.
COMMITTEE OF MILITARY EDUCATION.
THE PROVOST OF TRINITY COLLEGE, J. P. Mahaffy, D.D.,
R. Russell, M.A., F.T.C.D.
W. A. Goligher, Litt. D., F.T.C.D.
S. B. Kelleher, M.A., F.T.C.D.
G. R. Webb, M.A., F.T.C.D.
Right Hon. Mr. Justice Ross, P.C., 66 Fitzwilliam Square.
Appointed as Officers of the Contingent.
The O. C.-Major R. W. Tate, F.T.C.D.
Capt.-W. C. Ramsden, 36 Highfield Road, Rathgar.
The Adjutant.-Major G. A. Harris, 31 Sydney Parade, Merrion. Hon. Secretary-Major R. W. Tate, F.T.C.D., 34 Trinity College, Dublin."
Headquarters.-The Headquarters of the Contingent are at the Officers' Training Corps Buildings, Lincoln Place, Trinity College, Dublin.
All information with reference to the Corps can be obtained there, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Enrolment.-Intending Members should attend at Headquarters to obtain the enrolment and proposal forms, &c.
Only British subjects of pure European descent, who are physically fit, are eligible to join.
Conditions of Service.-No oath of allegiance is taken, and no liability for Service is incurred. Each member contracts:
(a) To abide by the rules of the Corps.
*(b) To serve for three years (if in possession of Certificate A, two years).
(c) To make himself efficient during each year of Service.
Efficiency. To be efficient, a Cadet must in each year—
(1) Attend not less than 15 Instructional Parades (30 if a Recruit).
*(2) Attend Camp for 15 days, and be present at the Annual Inspection, except in case of sickness, duly certified, or leave officially granted.
(3) Undergo the prescribed training in Musketry (Medical Unit exempt).
Drills.-All Instructional Parades are arranged with a view to their causing as little interference as possible with College lectures or athletic engagements, pastimes, etc.
These parades consist of not less than 45 minutes' actual training. Not more than two parades may be counted in any one day.
The times for parades are published in weekly orders, which are posted on the Contingent and Company notice-boards.
Special Field Days.-Field days will be arranged, if possible, once or twice a month. Each field day counts two parades.
Uniform.-Each Cadet is provided with all necessary arms, uniform, and equipment.
Camp. All expenses, messing, transport, &c., are met by grants paid by the War Office.
Object. The primary object of the Officers' Training Corps is to provide students at schools and universities with a standardized measure of elementary military training, with a view to their eventually applying for commissions in the Regular Army or Special reserve of Officers, or the Territorial Force.
For fuller information, see "Handbook of the Dublin University Contingent, Officers' Training Corps."
* During the War only the members of the Medical Unit are required to attend Camp.
School of Agriculture.
Entrance to the School of Agriculture is by Examination in general education; to be held in October.a The Course for this examination will be English Composition, English History, Geography, Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra and Geometry, and one of the following:-Greek, Latin, French, German. The examination may be remitted in the case of students having credit for an equivalent educational test at any well-recognized institution. Entrance fee for external students, one guinea.
The Edge Exhibitions are awarded at the Entrance Examination to the Agricultural School, and at the Final Examination for the Diploma.
At Entrance £4 and £2 to be given on the result of an examination in Agriculture. At the Final Examination £10 and £4 respectively to the Candidates receiving the highest marks in all subjects.
The Exhibitions are limited to students on the College Books, or Graduates of Trinity College, Dublin.
(The Board and Council have approved of the following scheme of cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and with the Royal College of Science for Ireland) :
FIRST TWO YEARS (taken at Trinity College).
SECOND TWO YEARS (taken at the Royal College of Science).
Candidates must send notice (addressed to the Registrar of School of Agriculture, Trinity College, Dublin) of their intention to enter, before the 1st October.
According to this scheme (which is on the lines of that framed by the Department) the student spends his first two years in the School in studying the general principles of the sciences which later find practical application in the scientific study of agriculture. He keeps the usual Freshman terms in Arts, and, if desirous of proceeding to the Degree in Agriculture, he also keeps the Sophister terms in Arts. During the Sophister years he receives professional privileges" in Arts.
At the conclusion of the first two years the student is examined in the Science Courses pursued by him. This examination is conducted in Trinity College and by the Examiners of the University.
During the second two years the student studies Agriculture and Agricultural Science in the Royal College of Science and at the Farm at Glasnevin. During one of these years the student carries out research in Agricultural Science under the direction of one of the Professors or Lecturers of the Royal College of Science. Students who aim at obtaining a Diploma in the University of Dublin, and do not seek the Degree (Agr. B.) need attend no Arts lectures in Trinity College after passing the Final Freshman Examination. They would, after their first two years, take a less specialized course than that required for the Associateship of the Royal College of Science.
The final examination in Agriculture and Agricultural Science is conducted in the Royal College of Science, and mainly by the Professors of that College; but the University of Dublin is represented at that examination by an examiner appointed by Trinity College, and extern to the Royal College of Science.
The following particulars apply to the Courses pursued during the first two years in Trinity College. For the Courses pursued during the second two years the student must make application to the Royal College of Science for Ireland.
Mathematics, including Mensuration
Three lectures per week during Michaelmas Term.
Fee for course for External Students, three guineas; for Arts Students, two guineas.
Simple Measurements, Elementary Hydrostatics, Pneumatics, Heat, etc., delivered by the Professor during Michaelmas and Hilary Terms.
Fee for External Students, two guineas; free to Arts Students. Practical Meteorology.-During Trinity Term.
External Students pay two guineas; Arts Students, one guinea.
*External Students are Students, other than Graduates, whose names are not on the College Books.