The degrees will be conferred in Trinity’s Public Theatre on Friday, June 23rd.
A popular lecturer and former senior lecturer, Geoghegan will be given a leave of absence from Trinity.
Students, unions and activists gathered outside the Central Bank days after the Taoiseach’s promise of 2018 referendum.
The position, seen as a sign of greater focus on the sector, has been criticised as ‘farcical’ and for being introduced to lessen the pain of demotion.
The university suspended the account of a retired staff member in response to comments about Gilligan’s sexuality after she passed away this week.
Newly elected taoiseach Leo Varadkar has tasked the Minister for Health with preparing the necessary legislation.
The creation of a specific role for higher education comes at a crucial time for the underfunded sector.
Provost Patrick Prendergast said he was “delighted” by Varadkar’s election.
The awardees from Trinity included staff in the CONNECT Centre and a graduate of the School of English
The courses are run in order to assist people to re-enter the workplace or for people currently in employment seeking to upskill.