Shane Collins | President 

Shane Collins is the President of the GSU. His role as President of the GSU is to stand and speak up for postgraduate students when key decisions are being made by College authorities that will directly impact the postgraduate community. 

He also is directly involved in working with external groups to improve postgraduate conditions nationally. It is often decisions taken at a national level that directly impact us, as Trinity postgraduates, and external responsibilities are a key part of his role.

He also is the director of GSU strategic initiatives and directly oversees the implementation of the Union’s annual and multi-year plans. The GSU has a number of strategic initiatives to pursue this coming year.

president@tcdgsu.ie

 

  Madhav Bhargav | Vice President   Madhav (Maddy) is the Vice President of the GSU and studied for his M.Sc in Applied Psychology in 2017. As an international student in Trinity, he understands the difficulties of studying in a foreign country, but also knows what a fantastic experience it can be.  As your GSU Vice President, his main role is to act as your Education and Welfare Officer. This means that he is here to advise you on matters, and advocate on your behalf if you have issues, academic and/or personal. Academic issues may include student-supervisor relationships, academic appeals, examinations and dissertation extensions; whilst personal issues may include financial hardships, illness, cultural adjustment and other issues of this nature.        vicepresident@tcdgsu.ie     

Madhav Bhargav | Vice President

Madhav (Maddy) is the Vice President of the GSU and studied for his M.Sc in Applied Psychology in 2017. As an international student in Trinity, he understands the difficulties of studying in a foreign country, but also knows what a fantastic experience it can be.

As your GSU Vice President, his main role is to act as your Education and Welfare Officer. This means that he is here to advise you on matters, and advocate on your behalf if you have issues, academic and/or personal. Academic issues may include student-supervisor relationships, academic appeals, examinations and dissertation extensions; whilst personal issues may include financial hardships, illness, cultural adjustment and other issues of this nature. 

 

vicepresident@tcdgsu.ie

 

  Haleigh Elisabeth York | Equality and Diversity Officer   Haleigh is currently pursuing a H.Dip in Psychology at Trinity. Her previous volunteer work in the United States with the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan, and Community Based Instruction (CBI) have allowed her to work with people of all ages with special needs. She credits her younger brother, who was born with the chromosomal disorder Down syndrome, for sparking her passion at a young age to get involved with the broader community.  As the Equality and Diversity Officer of the GSU, Haleigh’s primary goal is to promote a safe campus environment for all. Please feel free to contact her with any concerns or ideas.    equalityanddiversity@tcdgsu.ie     

Haleigh Elisabeth York | Equality and Diversity Officer

Haleigh is currently pursuing a H.Dip in Psychology at Trinity. Her previous volunteer work in the United States with the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan, and Community Based Instruction (CBI) have allowed her to work with people of all ages with special needs. She credits her younger brother, who was born with the chromosomal disorder Down syndrome, for sparking her passion at a young age to get involved with the broader community.

As the Equality and Diversity Officer of the GSU, Haleigh’s primary goal is to promote a safe campus environment for all. Please feel free to contact her with any concerns or ideas.

equalityanddiversity@tcdgsu.ie

 

  Ann-Marie Monaghan | HS Faculty Representative   Ann is currently completing a PhD in Physiotherapy, following a BSc also in Physiotherapy here at Trinity.  Ann has previously been involved with the GSU as a PhD student representative for the School of Medicine before taking on the role of HS representative.  Through her teaching of both undergraduate physiotherapy and medicine students, Ann is in close contact with the student body and experiences many of the issues facing other postgraduate students at different stages of their academic career.  Throughout her term as the HS Faculty Representative, Ann wants to focus on assisting those students who need help solving any type of administrative or academic issue they may face by offering advice and putting them in contact with the right people should help be required. If you have any issue you think she could help you with, drop her a line at:    hsrep@tcdgsu.ie     

Ann-Marie Monaghan | HS Faculty Representative

Ann is currently completing a PhD in Physiotherapy, following a BSc also in Physiotherapy here at Trinity.  Ann has previously been involved with the GSU as a PhD student representative for the School of Medicine before taking on the role of HS representative.

Through her teaching of both undergraduate physiotherapy and medicine students, Ann is in close contact with the student body and experiences many of the issues facing other postgraduate students at different stages of their academic career.

Throughout her term as the HS Faculty Representative, Ann wants to focus on assisting those students who need help solving any type of administrative or academic issue they may face by offering advice and putting them in contact with the right people should help be required. If you have any issue you think she could help you with, drop her a line at:

hsrep@tcdgsu.ie

 

  Kanika Singh | Communications Officer   Kanika took the scenic route to Trinity's Graduate Students' Union from India where she grew up and went to school. She's an IT Engineer from India. Crazy right ?! But then her job as an English teacher took her to Vietnam and Oman before she arrived in Dublin to do her M.Sc. in Interactive Digital Media. Typical right ?!  She's been lucky enough to live in and travel to countries she grew up watching on Nat Geo TV as a child. Now she's here in Dublin and delighted to be representing you - the vibrant and amazingly diverse PG body at Trinity. As the communications' officer, she's here to keep you updated about events, news and everything you need to know.   Got something to share with the PG community or Students Union ? Drop her a line at   communications@tcdgsu.ie .    

Kanika Singh | Communications Officer

Kanika took the scenic route to Trinity's Graduate Students' Union from India where she grew up and went to school. She's an IT Engineer from India. Crazy right ?! But then her job as an English teacher took her to Vietnam and Oman before she arrived in Dublin to do her M.Sc. in Interactive Digital Media. Typical right ?!

She's been lucky enough to live in and travel to countries she grew up watching on Nat Geo TV as a child. Now she's here in Dublin and delighted to be representing you - the vibrant and amazingly diverse PG body at Trinity. As the communications' officer, she's here to keep you updated about events, news and everything you need to know. 

Got something to share with the PG community or Students Union ? Drop her a line at communications@tcdgsu.ie.

 

 Gisèle Scanlon | AHSS Faculty Officer  Gisèle is studying the M.Phil in Creative Writing at the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Literature in Trinity. She is a writer and visual artist of considerable international reputation from Listowel, Co. Kerry. A recipient of a Galaxy Irish Book Award and two British literary awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, she is acutely aware of the importance of arts and cultural education and the challenges you face. Leaving a career as a culture critic abroad, she has returned home to study a Masters and a PhD at Trinity. She loves representing AHSS in the GSU and is available to chat with any class reps in her Faculty.     ahssrep@tcdgsu.ie

Gisèle Scanlon | AHSS Faculty Officer

Gisèle is studying the M.Phil in Creative Writing at the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Literature in Trinity. She is a writer and visual artist of considerable international reputation from Listowel, Co. Kerry. A recipient of a Galaxy Irish Book Award and two British literary awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, she is acutely aware of the importance of arts and cultural education and the challenges you face. Leaving a career as a culture critic abroad, she has returned home to study a Masters and a PhD at Trinity. She loves representing AHSS in the GSU and is available to chat with any class reps in her Faculty. 

ahssrep@tcdgsu.ie

  Danny Vikas | EMS Officer  Danny is currently studying for an M.Sc in Computer Science - data science.     emsofficer@tcdgsu.ie

Danny Vikas | EMS Officer
Danny is currently studying for an M.Sc in Computer Science - data science. 

emsofficer@tcdgsu.ie

  Maura Dougherty | Environmental Officer      Maura is currently pursing a Masters of Science in Environmental Science at Trinity. Before beginning her studies in Ireland, she pursed a degree in Chemical Engineering from the United States, where she is originally from. During her time as Environmental Officer she hopes to actively engage with the community, work towards achieving a more sustainable campus, and most importantly spread her passion and love for the environment!    environment@tcdgsu.ie

Maura Dougherty | Environmental Officer

 

Maura is currently pursing a Masters of Science in Environmental Science at Trinity. Before beginning her studies in Ireland, she pursed a degree in Chemical Engineering from the United States, where she is originally from. During her time as Environmental Officer she hopes to actively engage with the community, work towards achieving a more sustainable campus, and most importantly spread her passion and love for the environment!

environment@tcdgsu.ie

  Chris Wadibia| Events Officer    Originally from Washington DC, Chris is an M.Phil. Intercultural Theology student at Trinity. He has actively engaged with the Trinity post-graduate community since arriving on campus, and above all, employs a passion for people and community-building in all that he does. Chris will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable; and, rest assured, with Chris in the building, you will never have to dance alone. Though Nigerian by birth and American by citizenship, Chris maintains that his heart is Irish, and will challenge anyone to a Guinness drinking contest to prove his point. Cheers and let the craic commence!     events@tcdgsu.ie

Chris Wadibia| Events Officer

Originally from Washington DC, Chris is an M.Phil. Intercultural Theology student at Trinity. He has actively engaged with the Trinity post-graduate community since arriving on campus, and above all, employs a passion for people and community-building in all that he does. Chris will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable; and, rest assured, with Chris in the building, you will never have to dance alone. Though Nigerian by birth and American by citizenship, Chris maintains that his heart is Irish, and will challenge anyone to a Guinness drinking contest to prove his point. Cheers and let the craic commence!

events@tcdgsu.ie

 Norman Chiong Lee Dong  | International Student Officer   Originally from Sarawak, Malaysia. Norman has a BA(Hons) in Financial Services and currently studies on the M.Sc. in Management at Trinity. He has been involved with the GSU since the start of the Orientation Week 2017/18 as a volunteer. He is in this position because he wants to help international students to deal with their problems and improve their student experience at Trinity. That is what he said on the first day of Orientation Week 2017/18, “Help them to feel like home at Trinity”.    Globalrelations@tcdgsu.ie

Norman Chiong Lee Dong | International Student Officer

Originally from Sarawak, Malaysia. Norman has a BA(Hons) in Financial Services and currently studies on the M.Sc. in Management at Trinity. He has been involved with the GSU since the start of the Orientation Week 2017/18 as a volunteer. He is in this position because he wants to help international students to deal with their problems and improve their student experience at Trinity. That is what he said on the first day of Orientation Week 2017/18, “Help them to feel like home at Trinity”.

Globalrelations@tcdgsu.ie

 
  Edward O'Loughlin  | Director of GSU Spaces   Edward is pursuing postgraduate studies in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has an MA in Pol. Sci. and previously worked nationally and internationally with global learning and communications.  As the Director of Postgraduate Spaces, he will be reviewing the current state of PG spaces in Trinity and how PG spaces such as the 1937 Reading Room can be improved. He can be contacted about difficulties you may encounter while utilising designated postgraduate GSU spaces in the college. He can also be contacted about use of the Postgraduate Common Room in House 7 which can be booked for specific meetings and events.  Feel free to reach out to him with questions, issues or ideas about PG spaces.    PGspaces@tcdgsu.ie    

Edward O'Loughlin  | Director of GSU Spaces

Edward is pursuing postgraduate studies in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has an MA in Pol. Sci. and previously worked nationally and internationally with global learning and communications.

As the Director of Postgraduate Spaces, he will be reviewing the current state of PG spaces in Trinity and how PG spaces such as the 1937 Reading Room can be improved. He can be contacted about difficulties you may encounter while utilising designated postgraduate GSU spaces in the college. He can also be contacted about use of the Postgraduate Common Room in House 7 which can be booked for specific meetings and events.  Feel free to reach out to him with questions, issues or ideas about PG spaces.

PGspaces@tcdgsu.ie  

  John Tighe | Oversight Officer    John is the Oversight Officer for the GSU.  He currently is doing a PhD in medieval History, hence the photo. He maintains the record keeping of the Union, including Council, AGM and General Executive Committee minutes, as well as sitting on all tiers of Governance in the Union.     oversight@tcdgsu.ie  

John Tighe | Oversight Officer

 John is the Oversight Officer for the GSU.  He currently is doing a PhD in medieval History, hence the photo. He maintains the record keeping of the Union, including Council, AGM and General Executive Committee minutes, as well as sitting on all tiers of Governance in the Union. 

oversight@tcdgsu.ie 

 
  Pia Helbing | Treasurer   Here at Trinity,  Pia is doing a PhD in Finance. Before coming to Dublin, I studied in Germany, China and Spain.    treasurer@tcdgsu.ie

Pia Helbing | Treasurer

Here at Trinity,  Pia is doing a PhD in Finance. Before coming to Dublin, I studied in Germany, China and Spain.

treasurer@tcdgsu.ie