Hi, I’m Tayla, a 2nd year PBS student and your TCSU president this year. My role is to represent you all at the university level, with CUSU and within College. I will work with College and the rest of the committee in order to achieve this. As you can see, we have a significant team of people who care strongly about improving the student experience across multiple domains.
I want to look out for you and make sure that your college experience is the best that it can be. I hope to continue and complete TCSU projects that aim to improve facilities and welfare as well as help establish a more open atmosphere between college staff and student as we come out of the pandemic. If you have any concerns or problems, please reach out. Most importantly I am here to support you all as much as I can. Feel free to contact me by email or social media 🙂
Hey, I’m Callum, a history and politics student and your 2022/2023 Vice-President. My role is to support Tayla and help everyone on the committee do their job and fulfil their ambitions whilst in office. We’ve got a great committee who I’m sure will work their hardest representing and working for Trinity’s students.
My responsibilities also include liaison meetings with the College leadership, and open meetings with students. These are the primary forums for giving the committee, and College, feedback, but I’m happy to be contacted at any time, and we’ll be running more informal sessions where you can bring your concerns or queries to various committee members.
I’m glad to say this Committee is already hard at work, and if you have any additional suggestions for what we can do for you please feel free to get into touch through email, Facebook or the TCSU Instagram page.
Hey, I’m Henry, a first-year Economics student and your Treasurer this year! I’m here to ensure the TCSU budget is spent effectively, benefiting everyone at Trinity. In addition, I’ll be maintaining and negotiating discounts for Trinitarians at businesses around Cambridge (keep an eye out!). I’m also looking forward to working with the team to organise events and enhance student life at Trinity, so please get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions!
Computing and Publicity Officer—Jakob Alwall
Hi, I’m Jakob, a first year Computer Scientist, and this year’s Computing and Publicity officer! My job is to make sure that all the TCSU’s technology runs smoothly, and that any relevant information from both inside and outside the college reaches you students. To help with this, I’ll be reviving the old weekly bulletin (which should also help solve the common complaint about too many emails from the mailing list!), and work to make the website more useful and informative.
If there is any information you would like advertised to the college’s student body, please let me know, and I’ll make sure that it is included in the next weekly bulletin!
Junior Steward—Saksham Kapoor
Hi, I’m Saksham, a second year Nat Sci, and your Junior Steward for this year. The Cambridge workload is hard enough as it is; I’ll be aiming to make sure it’s not done on an empty stomach! I’ll be improving existing choices and introducing new dishes to hall, with an emphasis on broadening the range of cultures represented. As well as this, I hope to make hall as eco-friendly as it can be without compromising on quality or taste. Lastly, I’ll be coordinating the wide range of Trinity societies on offer, so if you want to apply for extra funding or start your own society, get in touch and I’ll try to help you through the process.
If you have any suggestions or queries, please feel free to drop me a line!
Entertainments Officer—Hatty Innes
Hey, I’m Hatty! I’m in my second year studying Linguistics and I am your entertainments officer for this year. My focus this year is reviving Trinity’s Ents in a post-pandemic world. More events in the college bar, more inter-college events and an active Ents instagram page are all things I’m keen on implementing and maintaining. As well as this, I plan on forming an ‘Ents Committee’ to ensure I have the support of the student body in all of my choices. Let’s get things done!
Access Officer—Harry Devlin
Hallo! I’m Harry, a second year English student and Access Officer for the TCSU. My role is to ensure that we both ensure a wide-reaching, diverse array of prospective applicants are equipped to apply to Trinity and that current students feel supported with matters such as what bursaries are available. This also entails building a supportive, accessible environment so that fellow non-privileged students, such as myself, feel welcomed and able to thrive at our college. I intend to continue the work of my predecessors creating an informal prospectus as well as an informal financial information sheet for current students. With covid restrictions lifting, it is my priority to work with Fellows, Students and Ambassadors to revitalise outreach to schools in order to tell prospective students what its like (as well as generally show a friendly face). I believe Trinity College should be open and catering to anyone, regardless of background, who wishes to study here. We can all learn from each other, our experiences and our differences. With that said, if you have any questions or want to talk feel free to send me an email or wave me down around campus.
Environmental and Domestic Officer—William Deacon
I am extremely excited to be environmental and domestic officer. Trinity does a lot environmentally and I want to make sure we continue good practices and improve upon. I plan on increasing awareness about sustainable living through a Michaelmas green week, and I want to make sure we broadcast what the college’s Climate Change Working Group is achieving. Passion for environmentalism and our planet is at an all-time high right now, and I’m looking forward to tapping into that and working with you all to make Trinity greener.
Male Welfare Officer—George Hargreaves
Hi, I’m George and I am a first year lawyer! If not playing some sport (very poorly), you’ll find me in the bar hardly working! I am always happy for a chat regardless of the subject and am really looking forward to implementing the promises made in my 10/10 graphic designed manifesto! The welfare roles are not gender specific, so feel free to email or contact either of us (or both) if you have any issues. Any concerns you have, no matter how small you think they are, deserve to be heard and we are both always up for a friendly chat, to talk things through or simply listen.
Female Welfare Officer—Naomi Vince
Hi everyone! I’m Naomi, a first year Law student and your Female Welfare Officer for 2022/2023. I will be working with George to ensure that everyone at Trinity is feeling happy, comfortable and supported.
We will be continuing the welfare teas, distribution of free sanitary and contraceptive products and week five chocolates. There is an anonymous contact form available on the TCSU website, where you can raise an issue or request these products anonymously to be delivered in the welfare pidge (it’s helpful to provide a symbol or word for the envelope). The link is https://www.tcsu.net/contact-form/
Please contact either of us with any ideas or requests. We are always open to suggestions, and we want to help however we can. Give us a wave in college!
BME Officer—Aprajit Mahajan
Hello everyone! I’m Aprajit, this years BME officer. I’m in charge of the welfare of BME students in the college and to ensure that the college fosters a safe environment for all students. In the coming year, I hope to host events to celebrate different cultures within the college, open to all! With celebrations for Diwali, Eid, Black History Month, we have a lot to look forward to!
It is also my goal to have a continuous dialogue between the college and students to address any problems that may come up. If you have any suggestions or concerns, feel free to get in touch with me!
LGBT+ Officer—Kass Caldicott
Hi everyone! I’m Kass, a first-year lawyer and your LGBT+ officer! I am here for all self-identifying LGBT+ students in need of support and am working hard to make Trinity the safe, welcoming, and proud environment that all queer students deserve to be able to live within. Over the next year, in conjunction with 1TQ (our LGBT+ society), I aim to host a variety of events for all students to partake in. These events will consist of both your typical fun events and educational talks on LGBT+ history. With all my efforts combined I hope that I and the TCSU at large can create a college that is supportive and proud of its LGBT+ students. Please don’t be afraid to email me at any time with any issues or suggestions you have, no matter how big or small.
Mental Health and Disabled Students Welfare Officer—Molly Papps
Hi! I’m Molly, a first year MMLer and your Mental Health and Disabled Students officer this year. I am here to support all students with disabilities and mental health conditions in accessing everything the college has to offer, both educational and fun. I’ll be working with all the other officers to make sure events are as accessible as possible, and with the College to improve, among other things, counselling services, access guides and awareness of disabilities. Please do drop me an email if you ever have any questions or even just want a chat!
Overseas Welfare Officer—Gia Bao Tao
I’m Gia Bao but you can call me Bao, yes, like the bun 🙂 I’m occasionally an HSPS fresher and your full time Overseas Welfare Officer! My main goal is to organise as many events as possible to make international students feel at home, all while introducing home students to the vivid and cosmopolitan side of Trinity. During the terms, you can expect to attend bar socials, college swaps, and international themed formals. It also goes without saying that if you feel homesick or have any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll do my absolute best to help you out! During the vacations, I will be available if you have any questions regarding visa applications or travel restrictions (god knows when Covid is going to give us a break). I’m always around Trinity so do come say hi! I’m really excited to get to know you all and make a positive impact on your Cambridge experience!
Women’s Officer—Phoebe Hall
Hello, I’m Phoebe, a first year Historian and I am the Women’s and Non-Binary Officer. My role is closely linked to that of welfare, but specifically focussed on improving the lives of the WMB members of college. The means of doing this range from small mundanities, like keeping the bathrooms stocked with free sanitary products, to liaising with the women’s fellow and organising clubbing safety and self defence workshops. I have already done an initiative to provide free menstrual cups to students, and am keen to to run events focussed around exercise and its mental health benefits. I am very open to ideas, or just to chat, so please do drop me an email!