TU DUBLIN STUDENTS' UNION TEAM 23-24
Brian Jordan (He/Him) – President
Brian is the Two-Term President of the Students’ Union and acts as the Chief Spokesperson and head of the Organisation. Brian studied Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition, starting in Cathal Brugha Street and finishing in Central Quad with a First Class Honours (and a Faculty Award!)
Throughout his four years in TU Dublin, Brian has been a class representative, school representative, student councillor, college officer and Chairperson of the national award-winning LGBTQ Society.
His goals for this year include a far more aggressive approach towards the accommodation crisis (the government currently makes it impossible for Technological Universities to build student accommodation), far more direct action [protests, walk-outs, public demonstrations] when formal channels fail (students shouldn’t have to beg for seats and affordable food), and to expose failings by the Government & University Executive Team in protecting students.
Fun Fact - Brian’s current interests include chess and (still cheap) wine!
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Read Brian’s Manifesto that sets the goals for the year here
Louise Kavanagh (She/Her) – Deputy President and Vice President for Communications and Media
Louise Kavanagh she / her is the returning Deputy President and Vice President for Communications and Media. She graduated in 2022 with a BA Hons Creative Digital Media in the Blanchardstown Campus. Louise is passionate about improving the student experience across TU Dublin and advocating for students in areas such as the cost of college, accommodation crisis, and travel to campus.
Fun fact - Louise was on an Irish reality TV show a long time ago!
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Read Louise’s Manifesto that sets the goals for the year here
Shauna O' Toole (She/Her) - Vice President for Academic Affairs
Shauna O' Toole is the VP for Academic Affairs. She is a recent graduate of the Film and Broadcasting programme in the East Quad. She has been heavily involved with the Access Service as a volunteer peer mentor and went in to become co-ordinator. She has also served as a class rep and a student councillor for her four years in university. Shauna is extremely passionate about access to quality education for all TU Dublin Students. Shauna is excited to bring her access experience to represent the entire body of students.
Shauna's key areas of work will be improving the class rep election system, giving a voice to apprentices, working on some campaigns, and most importantly getting TU Dublin Students a Student Charter.
Fun fact -Shauna wanted to be a nun when she was younger
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Read Shauna's Manifesto that sets the goals for the year here
Nekesa Khisa Nancy (She/Her) – Vice President for Welfare & Equality
Nekesa is an International student from Kenya currently pursuing an MA in Public Affairs & Political Communication.
Nekesa who is among the 2022/23 Government of Ireland Scholar holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and Political Science from the University of Nairobi. She is also a holder of a Diploma in Photojournalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. Before joining TU Dublin for her Master’s Program, she worked as a Journalist with Kenya’s leading newspaper, the Communications Agency, Corporate sector, NGO and Government.
Nekesa's key areas of work will focus on Health and Welfare, Accommodation, Ethnic Diverse Students, LGBT+ and International Students, among other key issues.
Fun Fact – Nekesa hates surprises......whatever you do, never surprise her!
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Read Nekesa’s Manifesto that sets the goals for the year here
Ian Kelly (He/Him) – Vice President for Events & Engagement
Ian Kelly is your returning VP for Events & Engagement for TU Dublin Students' Union, and this year has been elected to represent the whole of TU Dublin. He is a recent Visual Communication graduate and during his time in college has served as the Grangegorman college officer and has been a director on the board for the 2 years. Ian was also heavily involved in overall Union activities and was a member of the events crew and student media crew.
Ian’s key areas of work this year will revolve around organizing and running fun and memorable events for students both on and off campus, with an overall aim of increasing student engagement across the whole university. Ian will also be responsible for fundraising this year's chosen RAG charity which is the Irish Cancer Society.
Fun fact - Ian has never had a hot drink.......in his life!!
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Read Ian’s Manifesto that sets the goals for the year here
Jeremy Lawler (He/Him) - Vice President of Blanchardstown Campus
Jeremy is the Blanchardstown Campus Vice President. He is a recent graduate of Community and Youth Development. During his time in college, he was involved as a student rep and student Councillor. He wants to work to improve the facilities within the Blanchardstown Campus and have more events based in Blanchardstown. He is passionate about ensuring the Campus is accessible and students have a fun learning environment.
Fun fact - He was a mascot for the Leinster team as a kid
Peter McCann (He/Him) – Vice President of City Campus
Peter is the Vice President for the City Campus. He is a recent Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate. Starting all the way back in Bolton Street and moving to Kevin Street before finally finishing in Grange Gorman, he’s seen it all. Over the last two years he has served as a class representative as well as a student councillor and is a current member of the Electoral commission. Peters main objectives this year are to focus on the student engagement and facilities in the TU Dublin city campuses. He wants to work closely with the president to secure the basics, such as water fountains and seating as well as making sure the students are happy in their campus.
Fun fact – Karpackie is Peter’s favourite beer!
Sheran Bahadir (She/Her) - Vice President of Tallaght Campus
Sheran is the Campus Vice President For Tallaght Campus. She studied Computing with Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning in college. During her time in college she was a class rep and student councilor, and was involved with many societies. This year Sheran wants to improve facilities and get more students from Tallaght campus to engage with the union. She wants to improve the college experience for all Tallaght students.
Fun fact - Sheran got a worm tattoo in honor of our mascot wormy!