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- Mary Scally, General Manager
- Jason Aughney, Events, Marketing and Communications Lead
- Bernard Kennedy, Finance Executive
- Anna Perho, Representation & Engagement Executive
- Caroline, Fabry, Operations and Finance Lead
- Murray Aston, Graphic Designer
- Liam Cosgrove, Academic Affairs and Representation Lead
- Trish Cullen, Student Advisor
- Olivia McClean, Student Advisor
- Darragh O'Meara, Student Advisor
- Maeve Gilmore, Student Advisor
Mary Scally, General Manager
Mary is the General Manager of TU Dublin Students' Union. Having joined the organisation in 2005, she was Director of Student Academic Affairs & Welfare previously.
Her core role is to support the work of the President and Officers in the achievement of their constitutional objectives, lead on the development and implementation of the Board’s strategic plan, in line with best practice and good corporate governance, and manage the staff and resources of the Union to ensure effective service delivery to students.
Mary collaborates closely with senior management in the University on various student initiatives and is a member of the Academic Council.
Before joining the Students’ Union, Mary held senior management positions in pr & communications, theatre, film as well as training and development.
She is a graduate of NUIG in History & English and holds a Higher Diploma in Education.
Jason Aughney, Events, Marketing and Communications Lead
Jason Aughney has been the Events Marketing and Communications Lead for TU Dublin Students’ Union CLG, (previously DIT Students’ Union CLG), since 2018. In his multifaceted role he is responsible for onsite and offsite Events, Marketing bookings/activities, and overall communications across the organisation, of which he reports on to the General Manager.
Jason is also responsible for maintaining our current services whilst identifying and investigating the possibility of providing new services for students. He acts as a support to our Events and Engagement Officer whilst keeping with the Communication needs of the Students’ Union President.
Prior to his role in TU Dublin Students’ Union, Jason worked in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown as Students’ Union President for four years and later went to work in eBay for just under two years. You can see more on Jason’s LinkedIn profile here.
Bernard Kennedy, Finance Executive
Bernard was appointed Finance Executive in 2022, where his role is to provide Accounting and Reporting services for TU Dublin Students Union.
Bernard is responsible for keeping the Board and Management of the Students’ Union up to date with our current operations, and also collecting payments from customers and for paying suppliers in a timely and effective way.
Prior to Joining the Students’ Union, Bernard has worked in a Charity befriending the aged, and another that seeks to Empower Young Women in Leadership.
Bernard is a graduate of UCD, in Commerce, and holds a Master’s degree from DCU in Treasury. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Anna Perho, Representation & Engagement Executive
Anna was appointed as the Student Representation and Engagement Executive in TU Dublin Students’ Union CLG in 2021. In this role she oversees and supports the efficient operation of all democratic functions of the Students’ Union whilst focusing on developing and building membership and stakeholder engagement.
Anna is the primary staff contact for all democratic procedures and representative systems and ensures the Executive team are fully supported in their work in this area. She is responsible for the organisation and delivery of all Union elections and provides administrative support to the Student Council, the highest democratic body of the Students’ Union.
Prior to joining TU Dublin Students’ Union, Anna studied in Tampere University, Finland obtaining Masters degrees in both Adult Education and Administration and where she was an active member of student organisations. She has worked in recruitment and career coaching, and has postgraduate qualifications in teaching.
Caroline Fabry, Operations and Finance Lead
Caroline Fabry was appointed Operations and Finance Lead in the TU Dublin SU since 2021. Her role includes supporting the board of directors of the TU Dublin SU CLG for all their meetings, committees, and subcommittees. Her role is multifaced and also includes HR support to both operational staff and elected sabbatical officers.
Before joining the Students Union, Caroline worked for a non-profit in the homelessness sector as project manager and in an international NGO in fundraising. She holds a master’s degree in Political Sciences.
Murray Aston, Graphic Designer
Murray has been working for TU Dublin SU CLG in the capacity of Graphic Designer since 2019.
Murray is our chief creative graphic designer. As a certified graphic designer he earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication Design with TU Dublin. Murray's day to day work encompasses everything from brand identity design, packaging design, photo-editing, content creation and really any design output that the company requires.
Murray has become intrinsic to TU Dublin SU not only through design but also his happy creative approaches and smily demeanour.
Liam is our Academic Affairs and Representation Lead having joined the TU Dublin Students’ Union team in 2022.
In his role supporting our student officers, Liam oversees the development and delivery of core services for our members within the broad Education remit; including but not limited to academic policy, education campaigns, the Class Rep system and the Advice Service. Liam holds a BA in Politics and Sociology from Maynooth University.
Prior to this role Liam worked in the PR and Communications sector for a number of non-for-profit and youth organisations as well varying roles within the higher education sector including serving as President and CEO of Maynooth Students’ Union. You can find out more about Liam on LinkedIn here.
Trish Cullen, Bolton Street Student Advisor
Trish Cullen has been a Student Advisor of TU Dublin SU CLG, (previously Dublin Institute of Technology SU CLG) since 2012.
Trish is responsible for front-line information and advice service in Education & Welfare for students on campus. Trish is responsible for the provision of accurate and appropriate advice and information to students in relation to welfare and education matters, in line with TU Dublin SU CLG policies and practice in terms of confidentiality, boundaries, record-keeping and excellent customer service.
Trish is also responsible for the administration of the Class Rep system and local democracy (including elections) on the Bolton Street Campus.
Olivia joined the Advice Service in 2022 as a Student Advisor in Aungier Street
Olivia is responsible for providing students with accurate and timely advice and information about welfare and educational difficulties in accordance with TUDSU CLG policies and procedures. Olivia’s main role is supporting students through any difficulties they may face during their time within the Univeristy
Olivia holds a BA in Sociology and History from Maynooth University and is also responsible for the administration of the Class Rep system and local democracy (including elections) on the Aungier Street Campus.
Darragh began working as a Student Advisor for the Blanchardstown Campus in 2023.
Darragh is responsible for providing the students on Campus with front line information and advice. In line with TU Dublin SU CLG policies and procedures, Darragh will deal with any queries student may have regarding Education and Welfare matters on campus.
Previous to joining TU Dublin SU, Darragh was employed as a Societies & Student Volunteering Development Intern on the Blanchardstown Campus. Darragh also holds a BA in Sports Management & Coaching from TU Dublin and is responsible for the administration of the Class Rep system and local democracy (including elections) on the Blanchardstown Campus.
Maeve joined the Student Advice team in September 2023.
As a member of the Student Advice team, Maeve is responsible for providing students with reliable advice and information they may need relating to their welfare or academics, in accordance with TUDSU CLG standards and procedures. Her role also includes administrative support for local elections on the Angier Street campus for the class rep system and democracy including elections.
Maeve holds a BA Psychology and Sociology from University of Limerick and has experience in student representative structures as she was elected Deputy President Welfare Officer for ULSL in 2022/23. She has spent many years volunteering with youth organisations and charities specifically focused on young people's mental health and wellbeing.