Trinity College is about to break almost 400 years of academic tradition by introducing Christmas exams for students for the first time.
The college is also set to introduce an earlier start to the academic year.
The changes are set to been implemented by the academic year 2018/2019.
The one thing I miss about Trinity was not having Christmas exams, even though I know it's better not to have them all in summer. But still
— Adrianna Keenan (@adikeenan) December 12, 2015
A survey run by the TCD Students’ Union in 2010 found that 90 per cent of students were in favour of a move, according to TCD's student paper.
Some members of the academic staff are against the move, citing the fact that it would "undermine research and require correcting two sets of exams," according to the Irish Times.
However, the vast majority of students feel that having two sets of exams is fairer to the students and would alleviate the pressure of a single exam season.