Hamza Bana elected Welfare and Equality officer with 61% of vote

Bana beat out Hannah McAuley for the position after Nathan Harrington was struck from the ballot this morning

Current Ethnic Minorities Officer Hamza Bana has been elected Welfare and Equality officer for the Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) with 1,336 first-preference votes, 61% of the total.

With 2,190 votes cast, opponent Hannah McAuley received 746 votes (34%),


Welfare & equality race: Hamza Bana feels his lived experience sets him up for SU success

The current ethnic minorities officer wants to cultivate a more inclusive space on campus by improving staff training and diversifying health supports

Third year computer science and business student Hamza Bana is well-established within the realm of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU). As the union’s current ethnic minorities officer, Bana has established the Ethnic Minorities Support Group in partnership with the


TCDSU council votes to introduce sports and student parent bursaries

The Student Sport Bursary and Student Parents Bursary will each receive €20,000 from the HEA fund

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Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) council has voted to create two separate bursaries for student parents and students who wish to access sports.

Both bursaries will receive funding of €20,000 from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) fund to offer


Welfare & Equality candidate Hamza Bana receives first strike of campaign season

Bana has received the strike following a failure to declare his absence from the Election Briefing hosted by the Electoral Commission

Hamza Bana, one of three candidates for the Welfare and Equality race has received a the first strike in this year’s elections campaign strike. The strike has been issued by the Electoral Commission (EC).

Bana’s campaign team, led by campaign

The entrance to the School of Nursing and Midwifery, where student nurses attend classes

Student nurses to receive government subsistence payment three months late

Student nurses on placement have said they “have to fight for everything we are entitled to”

Student nurses currently on placement in Tallaght Hospital will reportedly receive their first government subsistence payment this month, three months after it was originally due.

Announced in December 2022, the annual €500 subsistence payments were introduced to target the extra …


Book of Kells Experience opens in New Square

College have said the new tourist attraction will be “respectful” to student residents in New Square

The Book of Kells Experience, an “immersive journey” exploring the history of the book and the Old Library, opened on New Square today.

In an email sent to the College community, the exhibition is described as exploring the “history and …


Evergreen magazine recognised as official Trinity publication

Trinity’s sustainability magazine has gained official recognition from Trinity Publications

Evergreen, College’s sustainability magazine, has received full recognition as an official Trinity publication. 

The magazine, which strives to improve climate literacy and highlight environmental affairs, was established in 2021.

Evergreen is the eighth fully recognised publication to be acknowledged by


TCDSU to campaign for the removal of the time limit on overnight guests in Trinity accommodation

The union will also campaign for College security to allow guests to wait for residents inside the front gate area

Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU) have voted to campaign for the removal of the time limit on overnight guests in Trinity accommodation at council this evening.

TCDSU will also campaign for College security to allow guests to wait for


College agrees to rent freeze for 2024/25

The rent freeze comes following students blockade of the Book of Kells last month

A meeting of the Trinity finance committee on October 26 has agreed to a rent freeze on all College owned accommodation for the 2024/25 academic year.

In a document presented to the finance committee, Trinity College Dublin Students Union (TCDSU)