Two new student officers elected as Student Parents’ Officer position remains empty

Despite being urged to run for the position, no students put forward for vacant Student Parents’ Officer role after the former officer’s impeachment

Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has elected a new USC representative and Ethnic Minority Officer, but the role of Student Parents’ Officer remains unfilled.

No one was put forward for the Student Parents’ Officer position, a role that has been vacant since Michaelmas Term when the previous Student Parents’ Officer was impeached at Council.

TCDSU Education Officer Megan O’Connor said that she would “really encourage everyone to run”, but no student put forward their name.

Samir Shaikh was elected to the role of USC Representative for a second time after nominating himself.

Tanmay Nath, a Senior Sophister Global Business student, won the election for Ethnic Minorities Officer over his opponent after citing the “very smooth time” he has experienced in Trinity and saying that he “would like to ensure the same for other students coming from the same background”. 

The spot had previously been “vacant for the last few months”, as Welfare Officer Leah Keogh said. 

“Now is a really crucial time that ethnic minorities and those disproportionately affected by Covid are represented”, Keogh said. 

After a brief period of voting between Nath and Mia Brzakovic, a second-year engineering student, Nath was announced to have won the vote. 

TCDSU Council is taking place this evening over a Zoom call.

Additional reporting by Sarah Emerson, Connie Roughan, Jamie Cox, Jade Brunton and Kate Glen. 

Audrey Brown

Audrey Brown is a Senior Fresher English Studies student, and the Deputy News Editor of Trinity News.