Hi everyone! I’m Emily, a second-year Economics student and your TCSU President for 2019/20. I will be responsible for managing and coordinating the Committee to ensure that everyone achieves as much as they can as their individual roles while abiding by the Constitution, as well as together as a whole Committee. I will also represent Trinity Undergraduates on a university-wide level to make sure our students’ opinions are heard.
The role of TCSU is to oversee matters related to the facilities and social, cultural and athletic life of Undergraduate students, along with their welfare. TCSU’s key aims are to:
- Advance education and promote general welfare of its members
- Encourage and incentivise societies, sports and social activities
- Act as a communication method between its members and Fellows/staff of Trinity and the university in general
- Ensure its members are not discriminated against on any grounds
Through our work, I will make sure that these goals are realised, as well as carrying out the wishes of the general body as far as possible. I will work with the rest of the Committee to make progress on our current goals. Our ongoing projects include increasing communication and integration between college staff, TCSU and the undergraduate student body, and improving the availability of and accessibility to student spaces around College. TCSU will provide updates on the progress of what we have been doing every term, which are openly accessible on the website.
If anyone has any questions, suggestions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Hello! I’m Alex, a first-year music student and your Vice-President for 2019/20. It’s my job to make sure committee functions as effectively as possible so that the ideas and opinions of the students in college are heard, and that these viewpoints are relayed to the necessary people within college, and the university as a whole.
I will act as Emily’s deputy throughout the year and will be organising liaison and open meetings to ensure proactive, open dialogue between students and the college, in order to build on the great progress that was made by TCSU last year. My primary concerns are visibility and transparency in the way TCSU operates, so if you have any queries about this, please feel free to get in touch via email, or on Facebook, and make sure you keep an eye on the college’s Facebook page and the TCSU newsletter so we can let you know what we’re doing throughout the year!
Hello everyone! I’m Tiffany, a first-year lawyer and your Treasurer for 2019/2020. I will be in charge of Trinity’s finances and making sure that our accounts are in good health. Along with the rest of the Committee, I will work with other members of College and College staff to allocate our funds in ways that would improve everyone’s time here.
Please feel free to drop me an email if you have ideas on activities or facilities in College that deserve funding or have any questions at all!
Hey everyone, I’m Kiran, a second year Engineer, and I’m TCSU’s Computing and Publicity Officer for 2019/2020. My aims for the coming year are to maintain, and potentially revamp the TCSU website, improve the WiFi in college, and make the TCSU Male and Female Welfare Officer roles more inclusive for gender non-binary students. I’m currently looking into organising lecture capture facilities for the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, which will be usable by all societies. For the publicity side of the role, I’ll be maintaining TCSU’s social media, and take photos at TCSU events. I will also be sending out a weekly bulletin, containing events that are happening in Trinity over the following few weeks.
If you have anything that you would like to be publicised to the student body, you can get in contact with me to submit your event details, and I may be able to send it out in the bulletin. Also, if you notice anything wrong with the website, or if you have any suggestions or modifications that can be made, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Hi, I’m Benedict, the first year Arabic and Hebrew student, and I’m your Junior Steward for 2019–20!
I want to spend the year working hard to improve food in the servery, at formals and in the bar. I meet with catering termly to represent Trinity Students’ views on food. If you have any comments or suggestions about meals, just put them in the comments box in hall or have a chat with me.
I’m also in charge of making life as smooth as possible for college societies. If you have an idea for a society, just ask me and I’ll help you set it up. Finally, I will be organising Chaplains’ Squash, the freshers’ fair for Trinity societies.
Entertainments Officer—Angie Doran
Hiya! I’m Angie, I’m a second year Geographer and also your Ents Officer for the next year! What I will be doing is organising bar events, bops, themed formals and club nights in order to make Trinity a fun place to be. My action plan includes increasing the frequency and diversity of events held here, with a huge focus on working with other Ents Officers to organise large inter-college events. I also want to make events at Trinity as inclusive as possible, and will be looking into increasing the variety of music, non-alcoholic drinks, and food options available at events.
Any ideas yourself? Or just want to know more? Please feel free to contact me by email or by messaging me on Facebook.
Access Officer—Grace Glevey
Hello! I’m Grace, Trinity’s Access Officer. I’m here to encourage people from non-privileged backgrounds to apply, and to make sure these people feel well supported during their time here. I want to tell as many people as possible that Trinity can be a place for them so I help to organise open days, school visits, and residentials. For current students, I’m working on making hardship funds more accessible, and keeping college accountable for their living costs like rent and food.
Environmental and Domestic Officer—Puria Radmard
Hi everyone! I’m Puria, an engineering student, and your Environmental and Domestic Officer. My job comes in two parts: promoting sustainability in and around the college, as well as ensuring everyone is comfortable in their accommodation. Over my time on the TCSU committee I want to work with university campaigns to bring students together on important environmental issues. This can mean looking at student habits in college, through to bigger problems in the university at large. I also want to work on previous TCSU issues to make sure they are carried out with as environmentally as possible.
Hello, I’m Ben, a first-year AMES student and I am your Male Welfare Officer for 2019/20. Jen and I are here to make your life at Cambridge easier by supporting you. So if you’re ever having some problems, please feel free to contact one of us and we can have a chat and talk it out, and our conversations will of course be confidential! Please feel free to email us with any concerns.
I will be working hard with Jen to improve access to welfare within the college and aiming to improve the system for distributing sexual health supplies and sanitary products, however the old system of email requests is still in place, so drop us an email if you need something and we will have it delivered to your pidge. We are also planning lots of welfare events more and continuing with the weekly welfare teas, feel free to drop into one of those! Please get into contact with us with any ideas or requests you might have!
For more info see: www.tcsu.net/welfare.
Female Welfare Officer—Jenny Ocran
Hey guys! My name’s Jennifer (you can call me Jen), I’m a first year MML student and I’m so excited to be your Female Welfare Officer. To clarify, this means I am one of two general Welfare Officers and my job is NOT to cater ONLY to female students but rather to everyone equally (however if you would prefer to only talk to me, that is absolutely fine and I will keep any conversation as confidential as I can). It is so important to me that everyone feels at home at Trinity College and is consistently supported throughout their time here. Along with Ben (the Male Welfare Officer), I’ll be hosting welfare events such as formals and bops as well as our weekly ‘Welfare Tea’ in the Welfare Room (Angel Court D5). We also provide free sanitary and contraceptive products and can deliver to your pidge at your request.
I am always up for a chat and am very prepared to listen to any issues (however serious) you may be having. Drop me an email or find me on Facebook and private message me.
Remember, I’m here to represent your needs, so if there’s anything you want to change or any ideas you have, I’m very ready to listen!
For more info see: www.tcsu.net/welfare.
BME Officer—Wanipa Ndhlovu
Hello! My name is Wanipa, I’m first year Lawyer and I am your Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer. My role is basically to support all BME students and also to campaign to make Trinity a more welcoming and equal place for ethnic minorities. I want to unite the BME community more by holding events that will bring us together. I also want to make the BME community more visible by sharing and celebrating the wonderful things about our various cultures with the wider Trinity Community.
I’m always up for a chat if you’re feeling down or have any ideas so feel free to hit me up. I look forward to getting to know all of you better and I’m sure this year is going to be a great one!
LGBT+ Officer—Alex Atkin
Hey all! I’m Alex, a second year BioNatsci, and I am your LGBT+ Officer for this year. First and foremost, I am part of the Welfare team, to be a source of support for all LGBT+ students in college and help ensure a zero-tolerance policy for LGBT+ discrimination.
I want all LGBT+ students to feel safe and supported in college, and will be working with CUSU LGBT+ on their campaigns to bring about constructive change and increase visibility.
The other thing I’d like to do this year is to re-energise the college LGBT+ society, 1TQ, so the LGBT+ community in Trinity has a wide range of events aimed to acknowledge and celebrate our presence in college.
Mental Health and Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer—Maddy Southey
Hey all, I’m Maddy, a second year law student and this year’s Mental Health and Disabled Students’ Welfare Officer. My biggest focus this year is on encouraging everyone to make use of the mental health and welfare services and accessible facilities available in college, and also to get feedback on how these services are operating and whether students’ needs are being met.
I’ll be working with the rest of our fantastic new welfare team to put on some great welfare events, including the weekly welfare teas, so I hope to see you all at some of these! I’ll also be looking into how we can provide advice and support for those helping friends through tough periods, so you know where to turn to if you ever feel out of your depth.
Most of all, I’m here to talk to if you’re worried for yourself, a friend, a family member, or just need to get some things off your chest. Pop me a message or email, come along to a welfare tea, or if you just see me around college come and say hello!
Overseas Welfare Officer—Ludvig Brekke
Hi! I’m Ludvig, a Norwegian first year philosopher who is responsible for the welfare of international students here at Trinity. Ever since I arrived here I have wanted to help enhance the lives of the overseas students, and after having been elected to this position, my hope is that I can work to fix some of the issues that make being an international student here more difficult than it needs to be. Overseas students make up 40% of the population in college, but in too many ways being an international here is more challenging than being a home student. By working to lower the living costs for overseas students who wish to stay here during the holidays, encouraging social contact across cultures, ensuring the international student body remains informed of changes post-Brexit, and arranging a fun international freshers week, I will work towards my aim of bringing the population at Trinity together, irrespective of nationality and background.
Women’s Officer—Eliza Harry
Hi! I’m Eliza, a second-year HSPS student specialising in Social Anthropology. I’m part of the Welfare team here at Trinity, as your Women’s Officer for 2019-2020. I’m here to support all self-identifying women and non-binary students feel safe in college.
This year, I’ll be lobbying college to improve the transparency of procedures for dealing with gender-based discrimination and assault, while making space for women and non-binary voices at Trinity by continuing Anna’s Women’s Forums, and organising Women and Non-Binary events.
If you experience any gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, intimidation or assault, you can contact me in confidence and I will do my best to ensure that college and the university give you the support you need. I’m also available if you need to moan, rant or off-load. Trinity can be a frustrating environment for women and non-binary students to navigate, and sometimes all we need is for someone to listen. Please do send me an email or a Facebook message if you want to talk and be heard.