CSC Officers and Exec 2018/19
What does the CSC Executive do? The Executive is made up of the CSC Officers, plus 8 ordinary members elected by the Treasurers of currently recognised societies. The Executive’s job is to run the CSC day-to-day, making decisions on grant applications, recognition of new societies, and other matters.
Duties of Society Officers to the CSC – Elected officers, have a duty of care to your society, but you also have certain responsibilities towards the CSC. If you are experiencing any difficulties with regards to running your society, please either call into the office or email us and we will try to fix the problem together.
The 8 ordinary members for 2018/2019: Sophie Donnelly, Calum Fabb, Gill, Eoin Hannaway, Lauren McDonald, Georgie O’Sullivan, Eleanor Scott and Dahnan Spurling.
About Fiona – Hailing from Co. Down NI, I’m in my final year of History and Political Science and was last year’s Secretary of the CSC. Much as I enjoy my course, societies have been the highlight of my time at Trinity so far and through them I have met really interesting people that I otherwise wouldn’t have. I originally got involved with TCD Chapel Choir Society having been the Secretary and Treasurer, but have thoroughly enjoyed attending events for a number of others – the best part of this role is seeing all the amazing things societies get up to and I would really encourage you to make the most of it. Asides from the duties listed below, I am here to help with the general running of your society, so please do get in touch if you have any questions!
CSC Office Hours – Monday at 11am and Thursday at 11am
The responsibility and duties of the Chairperson of the CSC shall be:
- the chairing of meetings of the Committee and Executive.
- the appointment of chairpersons to any sub‐committees of the Executive or the Committee.
- the responsibility for the overall running of the Committee.
- the responsibility, in conjunction with the Honorary Treasurer, for support staff employment and relations.
- to liaise with such other bodies as appoint representatives to the Capitation Committee and to act as chief negotiator with bodies or persons not covered in the briefs of other Officers.
The CSC Secretary for 2018 – 2019 is Hugh Fitzgibbon Secretary@csc.tcd.ie
CSC Office Hours = Mondays 11-12 and Fridays 2-3.
About Hugh – Originally from Limerick, I am a senior sophister Law and Political Science student and current Vice President of Activities of Trinity Vincent de Paul. From the Phil and VDP to Amnesty and An Cumann Gaelach, societies have defined my time in Trinity and I strongly encourage you to get involved. The best part of this role is being able to see all of the incredible things societies get up to and if I can ever be of any assistance with things like constitutional amendments, running AGMs/EGMs, or setting up a new society, please do not hesitate to call into my office hours or send me an email!
The responsibility and duties of the Secretary of the CSC shall be:
- the oversight of the preparation of agendas and minutes for meetings of the Committee and Executive.
- the oversight of the keeping and proper archiving of the Committee’s records.
- the oversight of general correspondence of the Committee.
- ruling upon the degree of adherence of the reported activities of each University Society, as reflected within its Annual Activity Report, to the criteria for its activities as defined by its constitution, and on whether said Activity Report satisfies the obligations upon University Societies stipulated by the articles of this Constitution and the duly enacted Policies of this Committee, which Activity Reports are submitted in accordance with the requirements of this Constitution.
- to ensure the on‐going availability to all members of the Committee of an up‐to‐date copy of the Committee’s Constitution and its Grants Policy Document and to inform members of the availability of said documentation at the beginning of each academic year.
- the constitutional affairs of the Committee and of all University Societies.
- to chair meetings of the Committee and Executive in the absence of the Chairperson and the Honorary Treasurer.
- the formulation of recommendations to the Executive in respect of the provisional recognition of prospective University Societies.
- the formulation of recommendations to the Committee in respect of the full recognition of provisional University Societies.
- the oversight of all CSC Publications.
- to represent the Committee on any national Student Society Organisation to which it may affiliate.
The CSC Treasurer for 2018 – 2019 is Ciarán Maguire. Treasurer@csc.tcd.ie
CSC Office Hours = Monday 1 – 2 and Wednesday 11 – 12
About Ciarán – Hi! My name is Ciarán and I’ll be the Treasurer of the CSC for 2018/2019. I’m from Dublin and I’m a 4th year Economics and Political Science student. After joining about 20 societies in first year, I settled down in the Society for International Affairs (SOFIA) as its Treasurer for 2 years. There I dealt with day-to-day finances, and that of large events such as Ambassadors’ Ball and Trinity Model UN. My job as CSC Treasurer is to deal with grant applications, account submissions and to just generally be a point of contact for anything to do with society finances. So if you ever have any questions about grants, accounts, budgeting, running events – or anything really – feel free to get in touch and I’ll do my best to help you out
The responsibility and duties of the Treasurer of the CSC shall be:
- the oversight of all financial matters of the Committee.
- the oversight of the finances of all University Societies saving those with very large turn‐over, the oversight of which shall fall to the Honorary Treasurer.
- ruling on the adherence of the financial records of a University Society to the criteria defined for the same within the Grants Policy Document, and on whether said financial records satisfy the obligations upon University Societies stipulated by the articles of this Constitution and the duly enacted Policies of this Committee, which records are submitted in accordance with the requirements of this Constitution.
- to act in conjunction with the Honorary Treasurer in drawing up budgets and drafting a Grants Policy Document.
- to act in conjunction with the Honorary Treasurer in all the Committee’s dealings with banks and other financial institutions.
- to chair meetings of the Committee and Executive in the absence of the Chairperson, the Honorary Treasurer and the Secretary.
The CSC Amenities Officer for 2018 – 2019 is Ciara O’Leary. Amenities@csc.tcd.ie
Hi, my name is Ciara O’Leary and I’m a 4th year Law and Political Science student who has the pleasure of being your Amenities Officer this year. My involvement in societies at Trinity has defined my time in college, especially as a Canadian international student, because societies are a great platform for getting to fully experience college life and make lifelong friends along the way. As both Vice President and Treasurer of the Philosophical Society, I have experience with the daily goings on and tasks involved in running a society and am excited to learn even more about how to grow the success of all Trinity societies in 2018. As your amenities officer, I can assist you with queries about room bookings or furniture purchases and will be working with the rest of the CSC to address the lack of space that a lot of societies have struggled with over the past few years. Don’t be afraid to send me an email if you have any amenities related questions!
CSC Office Hours 10-11 on Tuesdays and 12-1 on Fridays
The responsibilities of the Amenities Officer shall be:
- the allocation and maintenance of University Society rooms and facilities.
- the procurement of capital items on behalf of the Committee and for University Societies as appropriate.
- to deal with the College authorities relevant to amenities of the Committee.
- to act as the nominated safety officer of the Committee.
- to act as the nominated recycling officer of the Committee.
- to chair meetings of the Committee in the absence of the Chairperson, the Honorary Treasurer, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
CSC Honorary Treasurer Ronan Hodson. firstname.lastname@example.org
The responsibilities of the Honorary Treasurer
- the oversight of the financial affairs of University Societies with a large turnover and advising the Treasurer on the quality of said financial records prior to the Treasurer’s ruling on said financial records.
- the formulation of the Committee’s long‐term financial policy.
- the preparation, in conjunction with the Treasurer of the Committee’s annual financial records.
- the presentation of the Committee’s annual financial records to the Committee at the appointed General Meeting of the Committee.
- to ensure the on‐going provision to all members of Committee of up‐to‐date statements of the sums granted to University Societies at meetings of the Executive.
- the presentation of the Committee’s annual financial records to the Capitation Committee at the appointed meeting of said committee.
- the responsibility, in conjunction with the Chairperson, for support staff employment and relations.
- To act as Vice‐Chairperson of the Committee and Executive.
The Honorary Treasurer shall not be entitled to vote at any meeting of the Committee or its Executive, other than a casting vote when in the Chair or when meeting under the provisions of 6.10 of the constitition
About running for a position on the CSC
Can I become a member of the CSC executive?
Registered students who are currently engaged in academic studies or research, or staff of the University, are eligible to be elected to the Executive or as an Officer of the Committee. Executive members are elected at the CSC’s Annual General Meeting, week 10 of Hilary Term. Nominations are made a week in advance of the AGM, if you are interested please ensure that you get the treasurers of 2 fully recognised societies to propose and second you using the forms that will be emailed out. Being on CSC Exec is a great way to see how societies work, and to get involved. Exec meets once a week during term time – in Michaelmas Term, meetings can go on for up to 2 hours, but once grant applications have been dealt with they can finished within an hour. If you want to know more about it, please get in touch.
Running for a position as a CSC officer.
It may help to have already served as an ordinary member of the Executive, however any registered students who are currently engaged in academic studies or research, or staff of the University, are eligible can be nominated for any of the Officerships of the CSC. You must be nominated by two Treasurers of fully recognised societies.