My name is Rían Hayes, and I’m delighted to be putting myself forward to chair the 144th Session of Biosoc. With three years’ previous experience on the committee, I think I can now say I know a thing or two about throwing a wine reception and writing a Scandal sheet.
I’m salivating at the opportunity to make Biosoc bigger and bolder than ever this year. I love what the society has to offer, and as ever I think we can be doing so much more of all that good stuff. In terms of the social side of things I want to continue on the successes of previous years, notably the new inclusion of the surf trip. I want another fantastic Christmas trip, and possibly a return to a location on the continent(!!), and I’m already looking into how we could introduce a trip in Semester 2 like a lot of other courses and societies already have. I’d also like to include some more stuff specifically for first years around Freshers’ week.
We sometimes forget Biosoc has a slightly academic side, and I want to keep that alive for those who want it – I want to enliven the InFocus series of talks, and provide some scope for members to present papers a couple of times a term. Most importantly, for clinical years who are thinking about their future I want to massively expand the junior careers night that happened this year – I think it was fantastic and has room to be exponentially more so.
In terms of behind the scenes stuff, I want to work to expand our sponsorship and increase the funds available to us (think bigger, badder wine and cheese), increase our collaboration with other societies (read: make friends in other courses, by bringing back the Phil debate, having a take me out night with Lawsoc, etc.), and hopefully get Medball tickets distributed peacefully this year! I think my knowledge of how the Biosoc calendar works and how events get run will be useful for hopefully making things run fairly seamlessly, and having another excellent year of Biosoc. Cheers guys.
Stuart O’ Faolain
Hi, my name is Stuart Phelan and I would love to be Secretary of Biosoc’s 144th Session. From the pub crawl to Med Ball, throughout the year Biosoc is continually running events, creating stress over tickets and supplying as much free wine as humanly possible. I see the role of Secretary as making sure that everything runs smoothly, facilitating everyone else in getting on with their role and to deal quickly with any issues that come up. As an active member of Biosoc (rip my liver) I can see exactly what has worked for us in the past and what hasn’t. If elected I want to make sure that Biosoc is even more active throughout the year and keeps pushing the boundaries with new and even better events. As secretary for my school’s Student Union and a class rep this year I understand just how much work is involved, where problems happen and most importantly how to make sure they don’t happen. I want to use my experience of running nights out, debs and the first Half Way Through Medicine Ball this year to make next year as brilliant as the last 3 years have been for me!
My name is Dylan. I’m a Third Med and I’m running for Secretary and OCM. From three years in biosoc, the events they put on have always been something to look forward to. They are great for bringing people together from first to fifth year, and I’d love to be part of the committee to make them even better in future.
Behind the great events that cater for everyone’s tastes, there’s a committee working hard to make this happen. I am more than ready to take on the job, and make sure that every occasion is as enjoyable as possible.
I have experience in a leadership role, as captain of the football team last year. This involved booking pitches, acting as the link between the team and the committee members, as well as my responsibilities on the pitch. That said, the most enjoyable part of this role was getting to know all of the team, and making sure they were all getting the most out of the club. I hope to do the same with biosoc.
I would love the opportunity to represent you guys as part of the Biosoc team.
Hi, my name is Caitlin and I’m in third year. I’m running for Treasurer and Ents officer of the 144th session of Biosoc. Biosoc events have played a huge role in my college life so far. I would love to become involved in the running of Biosoc to make these events even better in the years to come. Please send a vote my way for the following reasons J
- I feel I would be a valuable asset to Biosoc as I’m very organised and know the dedication it takes to run a successful society.
- I have been heavily involved in the sailing club for the past three years and on this year’s committee we managed to raise over €40,000, so I am no stranger to cash dollah bills.
- I am also very much up for the sesh and am most frequently seen buying g&ts at the bar (showing I spend money in the best possible ways!).
- If I were elected onto next year’s committee I would love to see the smoother running of Med Ball ticket sales and the introduction of a Biosoc Ski Trip in January 2019!
My name is Beata and this year I would love to be your Biosoc treasurer. Having been the biosoc rep for the past three years, I am well versed in the organisation of all things Biosoc and think I’d be well suited for dealing with all that #cashdollah.
I am prepared to put every effort into gathering more sponsorship, applying for different grants offered by the CSC and researching other methods on how to expand our budget.
I would also be perfectly happy to spend said budget on all things Biosoc, making the 144th year the best one yet!
Apart from my own personal student loan (which is forever being paid back- ask bank of ireland!), I also have experience with varying levels of budgets and handling large sums of money, such as when I helped collect and distribute €48,000 to the Hope foundation in Calcutta.
Like many of us, I like to prioritise spending on travel, so would love to put more emphasis on getting sponsorship so that the Christmas trip could be further afield, aka lets get to EUROPE #destinationX
and would love to encourage more trips in the year, from continuing the surf trip tradition to organising another one in the second semester.
Even though this year saw a big improvement with Lydia, there is still room to make paying for membership subscriptions and Medball tickets even better.
I would like to find a system which distributes tickets fairly and efficiently and avoids hours of refreshing the page to confirm a purchase! (we’ve all been there, but the days of Evopass and Tilt are over)
I hope that you all bop along to the AGM on Tuesday, grab a ballot, some wine and cheese, and enjoy one of the last outings with the current 143rd session.
Would be honoured to #represent you all for another year and looking forward to hearing your ideas on how to make it even better ❤
Hi guys, I’m Emma, a third med and I would love to be your treasurer next year. Why should you vote for me? I’m a bubbly, outgoing person that will engage in all aspects of the society, I own a calculator, and I’m good at sums! I have been a treasurer before in school committees and loved the responsibilities involved with handling cash, keeping accounts and spending other people’s money. I was also never caught embezzling.
I have managed to fund 3 biosoc holidays, and only have one very small loan, a quality in any good treasurer.
All in all I think I have the qualities and experience necessary to become a great treasurer next year, and can hopefully help to keep biosoc in the green!
Hey, I’m Leah and I’d love to be your Biosoc treasurer this year.
I’m currently one of the MOVE treasurers and was involved in the organisation of lots of events this year including MOVE Ball, bake sales and the refresher’s pub crawl. I think I’d be perfect for this position because I’m organised, enthusiastic and well able to sweet-talk my way into generous sponsorships/donations, as I’ve achieved with MOVE this year. I’m approachable, dependable and have the experience to know what this role entails and how to carry it out successfully.
I’ve seen all the hard work that previous committees have put into organising top class events in the past and I’d love to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of Biosoc in the future! Hope you’ll give me your vote!
BioSoc Public Relations Officer
Hi I’m Caoimhe and I’m in 3rd med (no not the blonde one, nope not that other blonde one, no not the little tiny one from Kerry, yeah the other one) I’d like to be PRO of biosoc next year. Here’s a few reasons why I think I deserve your vote:
(wow how clear and concise, what good public relations)
- I’m pretty good with computers. I edit and put together our classes medday videos and am also decent with photoshop. As anyone who has had the displeasure of watching my Instastories will tell you, I have a habit of cropping myself and some other unwilling participants into memes in times of stress. I think these could be invaluable skills as pro.
- I suffer from a rare but chronic condition, called irrelevantcaptionitis (ohh have you never heard of it?? It comes up as a short case all the time) This forces me to have quite long often unrelated captions on all my instagrams all in the name of making people exhale slightly louder than normal while scrolling through their newsfeeds. I feel this would be an asset in this role
- As I’m morally against staying in placement past 1, I have a lot of free time and I’ve realised there is only so many times I can rewatch Friends and The Office. So by some careful rearrangement of my busy schedule of staring into space and videoing my dog, I would be able to give this position all the time it requires.
All jokes aside, I’ve really enjoyed just being a member of biosoc for the past 3 years and I want to get more involved this year. I haven’t held a position like this before but I think this is something I could be good at if I was given the chance.
“If you pick Caoimhe for PRO, she will be 100% less crap than Claudine HJ’s Instagram captions” – the Norwegian times
*disclaimer: the Norwegian times did not provide a quote for this manifesto*
Hey there, I’m Dave and I’d love nothing more than to become PublicRelationsOfficer for BioSoc!
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Bebo, ChristianMingle; if you can name it, I’m definitely on it far too much already! The main PROle is managing BioSoc’s social media, and I would be unreal in channelling my procrastination online into running all the pages/events.
Since school I have creative experience using Photoshop and editors, and my skill has only improved in years since, and as PRO I’ll excel in designing the posters, tickets, event banners for BioSoc.
I don’t just edit photos, I’m no stranger to actually taking pics and videos either:
I filmed and co-directed the entirety of this year’s amazing 3rd Year MedDay Video, and PROs in years past made highlight videos of the Christmas Trip, which I’d love to bring back to BioSoc after seeing it work amazingly in other societies/clubs!
VERY into photography since 1st Med, I’ve learned that with great power comes great responsibility (and hilarious MedBall slideshows). We all need those really aesthetic pics from the blacktie Balls for cover photos and Tinder profiles, and I guarantee if I’m voted PRO you’ll get those 200+ likes or my name isn’t “ThatGuyWhoPlayedVoorheis”!
BioSoc Entertainment Officers (x2)
HIi! I’m Katie and I would love to be one of the next ENTs officers! (and not just for the mythical ‘not shit wine’) I’ve made some of my best memories in college on biosoc events (and some more I’d rather forget) and would love to be involved in putting together next year’s. I’m super organised and have experience with school council, planning events as head of house and with MOVE events including the ball raffle.
For next year I’d love to include more events that go beyond the standard night out. The trip to Lahinch was a great success this year and I’d also like to organise more events in collaboration with other societies. I’m especially keen on making sure the first years feel very welcome as I found the events a great way to meet people but it can all be a bit daunting.
Who knows, I might actually find a decent way of selling med ball tickets
Hi, my name is Ally and I would love to be one of this year’s ENTs officers for Biosoc.
I have loved attending all Biosoc events for the past three years, and events such as the Fresher’s pubcrawl and Med ball (despite the hours spent online trying to get a ticket) are two of my favourite college events throughout the year. It gives people an opportunity to meet meds from other years, which with our differing schedules split between hospitals and TBSI would be otherwise impossible.
After attending this year’s med surf trip to Lahinch I also had a similar idea for a med ski trip, and would love to collaborate with snowsports to organise this trip the week before the normal college ski trip, so that those of us on placement during the actual trip can go without worrying about having to repeat the missed week of placement in the summer.
I would love to be given the opportunity to be a part of this year’s committee, to be able to organise these events and general nights out throughout the year – those of you who know me know how enthusiastic I am about nights out (when I’m not falling asleep) – so would love your vote!
Howdy folks! My name is Brendan Sweeney and I’m currently in 3rd Med. I’m running for position of ENTS this year. Having enjoyed another great year of Biosoc events, I’m keen to keep up the good work done by this years committee, but I’ve plenty of ideas to spice things up. Think more events, more booze, bigger, bolder, better than ever before. You all know how we love our wine receptions; but I think it’s time we embrace that side of us that’s only dying to get some tequila down the hatch, a lick of salt, and a dash of lemon, whether it be in the mouth or eye, we won’t judge… I want the surf trip to be repeated, along with our traditional med ball and Christmas trip of course, all with some added surprises along the way! Biosoc nights out are some of the best all year, and the envy of many other courses, so I promise to raise the bar and continue to expand the Biosoc events to include more than ever before, making sure this coming year will be the best year for Biosoc yet! Having been head prefect at my school, I’ve plenty of previous experience organizing events so I think I’ll be well suited for the role. Not wanting to reveal all my secrets just yet, I hope to see you all at the AGM on Tuesday to hear the rest of my plans for Biosoc!
BioSoc Ordinary Committee Members (x2)
Hi guys, I’m Aida and I’d like to be the next (and hopefully the best ever ;)) OCM of BioSoc!
Note, that you should vote for me, because of my slick organisational skills and self-motivation, but also because of my ability to motivate and help to organise others (especially Felix).
I would love the opportunity to get more involved, i have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement fundraising for MOVE this year and would love to do the same to organise events etc for biosoc next year. I have some experience after being the chair of the debs committee in 6th year, and that ended up a great success.
I know how important Biosoc is for all of us, and would love to get the chance to help out with the committee next year!
Hi everyone, my name is Tanna, and I would like to run for the position of OCM on the Biosoc committee.
From my personal experience of being a Biosoc member for the past three years, I understand how important it is to be part of a society which organises exciting, fun, but also educational events that cater for everyone – from first to final year – throughout the academic year. Whether it’s the Christmas trip, Med Ball, or Careers Night, Biosoc has my made college experience so much more enjoyable, and through being an OCM, I would really like to do the same for you.
I am organised (slightly more so than the SoM), outgoing, and motivated, and enjoy working in a team. If elected, I hope to contribute to the smooth running of the society and to raise the possibility of organising more social events for each individual year as well as casual inter-year bonding events.
I would love to be involved in managing Biosoc, a society that looks after us well and ensures that medicine is not just all work, no play. I’d also really appreciate your votes. Thank you!
My names Ross Layden and I’m a 3rd year who would love to be on the Biosoc committee next year. Having not run for the committee in first year and seeing no possible way to oust the R&B combo in the following years, I have bided my time until now, to hopefully become an integral part of Biosoc.
I have experience of being on a committee from being the Ents officer for Trinity Orchestra where I learned how a successful society works. I organized events for concerts as well as the nights out on our annual tour abroad.
Being a member of Biosoc for the last 3 years has been hugely enjoyable and occasionally frustrating. I have seen amazing events organized really well, indicating how effective a hardworking and dedicated committee can be. I’ve also noticed areas where the society could definitely improve. If elected I would bring my experience and hard work to ensuring it does. I’d love to be able to positively impact the running of the society for its members, to ensure everyone in Medicine gets as much out of being a member as I have.
Whilst being too soft to commit to running for a larger role, if elected I intend to be a vocal member of the committee, and believe I could ensure Biosoc continues to improve as I have seen it do in my 3 years.
Hi everyone, my name is Risteárd Brennan and I would love to be a Biosoc OCM for the 144th session. Since my first fresher’s week pub crawl, Biosoc has made me feel part of something much bigger than just a group of students on the same course. It creates a community atmosphere and brings us all closer together (even if they use somewhat questionable methods involving cable ties).
We all have busy timetables but knowing that there is a Biosoc event like the Christmas trip just around the corner has always helped me to keep pushing on by giving me something to look forward to. Some of my fondest college memories have been during Biosoc events. I have gotten so much from this amazing society and I would love the opportunity to help make the 144th session as enjoyable for everyone as the last 3 sessions have been for me.
Stuart O Faolain
BioSoc 3rd Year Class Representatives (x2)
So here I am, back once again with another ground breaking manifesto, just you wait and see how amazing this is, and it’ll be less than 200 words! Can you believe that! Only 200! That’s hardly enough words for anyone to make any of their points or goals for the next years Biosoc. I think my first plan for next years Biosoc is longer manifestos, 1000 words. Yes that’ll be perfect, people will put effort into them rather than waffle and say a load of garbage for 93 words so far, but you can bet your bottom dollar that I’m getting close to my point because I’m running dangerously low on words. 88 words left, that’ll do nicely. Being serious, I’d love to do Biosoc again this year, I’ve had some great times with an amazing committee and want to continue the high standard of events for everyone. I would definitely get the surf trip going again and hopefully more spaces to accommodate the high demand. And of course, more wine 😉
Hey, my name’s Marianne Foley and I’d like to run for 3nd year rep. Having had the pleasure of being on the committee this year, it’s been a great insight into how things work. Biosoc has established a sense of community between the years – something I’ve been so grateful for and would love to be part of its continuity. Should I be re-elected, I would endeavour to implement a ‘pay it forward’ system, where the current committee works to take care of the future committee, in terms of seeking out a Med Ball venue as early as possible to maximise capacity – the more tickets available, the less chance there is of the inevitable ticket sale issues because, much like me – the internet’s a little slow.
I have all the valuable traits that one seeks in a rep:
- I’ll do as I’m told (clean version)
- sometimes I’m entertaining
- I spam the class page like my life depends on it and most imperatively;
- I pour the free wine generously because I’m desperate to please people
Although I’m technically closer to retirement than the current 5th meds, I’d hope I don’t have to retire from Biosoc just yet.
Presenting: My Maevisfesto
The era of junior and senior infants comes to an end and our reps have been fantastic! I hope to uphold their high standard of class page spamming, but also, to spare a thought for our ‘alt’ classmates who oppose social media. I can post them letters or maybe even spam them in person.
Our class has consistent attendees at the wonderful Biosoc events who need no encouragement to come along- only a whisper of ‘free wine’, but I hope to make an extra effort to encourage our less frequent attendees to come along and join the biosocialising! Except Medball- tickets are already scarce enough… I mean especially Medball.
I hope to be a voice for my class in Biosoc and a voice for Biosoc in my class. I’d love to keep them involved and in the loop with Biosoc and I’d love their regular feedback and suggestions to help Biosoc develop more events and successful information evenings and to give Biosoc the pat on the back it deserves when it does good.
I have drank the free wine but I want to do more. I want to serve the wine. I want to serve the people.
Lydia S McCabe:
Lydia S McCabe at your service, the S standing for SuitableForElectionAsBiosocRep, all one word, my parents had an unfortunate sense of humour but clearcut ambitions for me.
Biosoc is without doubt, one of the highlights of being a medical student here in Trinity, and it seems like an incredibly rewarding society to be involved in.
Why should I be elected as 3rd year rep? It’s a pity there is maximum word count.
Having started my networking early, I have many social contacts in both in our year, and other years, so I can ensure that as many people attend Biosoc events as humanly possible. This will be especially important next year when we are all scattered around the Pale on placement, and no longer see each other every day on minus 1.
I am a naturally enthusiastic and vibrant person, who is not afraid to get a job done even if it means behaving in a socially questionable manner for a good cause.
I was on the Dublin University Athletics committee (DUHAC) this year, so have plenty experience in how committee politics work.
Please vote for me and make the future obnoxiously yellow.1
1Every Trinity medical student whether they are aware of it or not.
Hey guys, my name is Adam Murphy and I’d love to be your Third year Biosoc rep! Unfortunately I have not been nearly as involved in the year at large as I’d have liked so far and I really want to change that!
It goes without saying that Biosoc is an instrumental part of our lives as med students and I feel this will be even more true next year as we are split up in hospitals and the nights out will give us opportunities to reconnect! On that note I have plenty of experience organising events having organised the debs for my secondary school and being an active cub scout leader. I’m also approachable and practically live in the tbsi so it’s easy to find me if you need anything!
To finish up one thing i passionately want to do is make sure eventbrite is never mentioned again so please vote for me!
“My name’s Dáire Pryal and I’m running for 3rd year rep. I really want to get involved in Biosoc this year because I really enjoy the social aspect of this course, and if anyone says I look “cold” or “unapproachable”, it’s actually just resting bitch face. I think the Biosoc reps do so much to bring our year together and facilitate us letting off some steam and boy do I LOVE letting off some steam. I really do love our year and am still amazed that no matter who you bump into around TBSI or the hospitals, you can have a chat with virtually anyone no problem and I really love that about this class and that’s why I really want to get involved this year and help make Biosoc the best it’s ever been.
Having served as PRO for Trinity Orchestra this year, I’ve learned a LOT about dealing with complaints and helping solve people’s problems, and I learned a lot about event management and production from being on the TEDx committee, and I would love to be able to bring these skills to Biosoc.
I would be honoured to be your 3rd year rep so please vote 4 me x”
BioSoc 2nd Year Class Representatives (x2)
In just 200 words I’m supposed to say why I think I’m any better than everybody else vying for this position. I’m probably no better than the rest of them but I still have to write this application so ill give it a try.
As some of you may be aware I was your 1st year biosoc rep this year. I loved it so much that I decided I’d try continue my reign for a bit longer. Yes, some of you may see that as me being greedy but I see it as me building upon the skills that I learned during the year to represent you guys even better next year. I will try my best to fix some of the problems we encountered this year. I’ll make sure to fight for you so you can get that extra half glass of wine at the wine receptions and that you only have to wait 47 minutes instead of 50 for a Medball ticket. If elected I would also like to build on some #slay events that were introduced this year like the surf trip.
Make Biosoc great again, vote John xx
Yamen Al Fathil
Hi, my name is Yamen Al Fathil and I’m running for 2nd year biosoc class rep for the 144th session. Biosoc transformed my impression of medicine and med students from a crowd of super serious wanna be doctors to a mob of messy students looking for any excuse to go out and for that i am truly thankful to biosoc. Their events have been the highlights of my year from making my first friends on the pubcrawl to going 3 days without talking to a single sober soul on the liverpool trip. I hope to be biosoc rep so I can play a role in organising and improving the events for the coming year. I want to work towards making the events more inclusive of the people in my year and in other years as well as possibly collaborating with other courses to make more memorable nights to distract us from medicine.
Also after becoming known as the class snake I’d love to be responsible for putting together the med web and scandal sheet xx.
Hi my name is Laoise Geoghegan (lee-sha gay-gan) and I am running for 2nd year rep. From a young age I have always been passionate about wine receptions, pub crawls, scandal sheets, outrageous trips to average locations and balls. Biosoc played a big part in my experience of first year and I’d really like to get more involved next year. With my extensive experience of spamming everyone’s Instagram newsfeeds daily, I am the answer to all biosoc’s class page spamming needs. I have thoroughly enjoyed all biosoc’s nights out or so I have been told, maybe if I was given a task or purpose at these events (other than girl in heap on floor) I would know that for myself next year. If you vote for me I can guarantee that the biosoc trip next year will be to Maga. (disclaimer: this is a complete lie) I’m gonna end this here so its not long and awkward like myself. And remember a vote for me is a vote for Laoise Geoghegan
Med Day Chairperson:
Hi, I’m Claudine and I’m running for the position of Med Day chair this year, something I have wanted since first year seeing then queen Eimear Duff at work, realising what an incredible event Med Day is both for us and for what it does to help so many worthy causes. I’m sure I’ve hassled many of you on behalf of Med Day over the past three years and would love nothing more than to continue to do so for the next year. Anyone who has heard me talk about Med Day knows that it is literally Christmas for me, best day of the year. When else do you get the day off lectures/placement to have a day of fun, with the added benefit of giving back to the hospitals that do so much for us?
I’ve had the privilege of being Med Day rep for three years now and I really think the experience under three wonderful chairpersons will stand to me in the organisation of this year. Hopefully I have proved myself to be worthy of chair over the past three years, and I have loved every minute of it so far- there’s nothing quite like seeing the organisational challenge of the day pay off both figuratively in the enjoyment we all get from the day and physically in the money we raise.
I think we tend to forget just how special a day Med Day is, but when you think about the fact that all of us in this room managed to raise over €50,000 last year it really is an amazing feat. This is a figure I want to build upon again this coming year, and promise to give Med Day everything I’ve got to make it a reality.
Med Day Secretary
Hi my name is Caraiosa, yes that’s the name on the sheet of paper with all the vowels in it, and I am running for Med Day Secretary (or treasurer/pro/ocm/ocm). I have worked with med day last year as a rep, and the year before organising the sponsored spin, so have gained a lot of insight into the med-day meshwork. I acted as secretary in the past for Trinity Triathlon Club also. Most of you may not have heard of this sporting club, however I like to think my emails and planning were well received from all 5 of its members.
As secretary, I will promise to harness my talents- such as my incessant plaguing of whatsapp groups- into a more productive role gaining sponsors. After emailing every hospital in equatorial Africa this year for our elective, I think I am more than prepared for this role.
Balance- is also a key ingredient of a successful Med Day secretary. Despite what people may say regarding my inability to balance -any- hot drink, I can balance – time, organisation and meticulous planning.
All jokes aside, I have a lot of love for this charity and what it does, and I have some exciting plans for events up my sleeves. If I were elected your med day secretary I would work alongside our chair, to deliver you a med day with all the things you’ve loved from previous years, and everything new and more from this years.
So please vote me as your med day secretary, and I will promise you sweat and tears, and wine and cheese.
(references available upon request, Also proficient at Excel)
Hey I’m Claire and I’m running for Med Day secretary. Med day is one of the highlights of our college calendar and I’ve had so many positive experiences from it – cementing friendships and fundraising for some really important causes. I’d be delighted to be involved in its success next year.
Having been MOVE chairperson this year, I’ve demonstrated organisational skills and communication to aid committee engagement and arrange several successful events. My experience of working with the CSC and charity regulators means I understand the responsibilities of a college charity and the key deadlines throughout the year. I’m also used to contacting companies for sponsorships and keeping on top of our emails which I know is a key role for med day secretary!
I would really love the opportunity to be help organise med day as secretary and hope you’ll vote for me!
Med Day Treasurer
Hi I’m Caoimhe and I would love to be this year’s Med day treasurer. Med day has held a special place in my calendar every year and it lay the foundation of many of my long-lasting friendships within medicine beginning in first year. Med Day is only as strong as it’s last performance and I believe there is huge scope to build on the success of last year’s amazing haul of over €50,000! I am a diligent and committed person who would be delighted to take on the task of overseeing the finances of this year’s funds.
From my experiences cashing up in both a hotel bar and nightclub on a regular basis, I have plenty of knowledge regarding the correct handling of cash.
On a final note, I have strong communication skills and the motivation necessary to find generous sponsors to ensure the success of Med Day 2018.
Your boy back at it again keeping it short and sweet like myself, I’ve been a Med Day representative and a member of Biosoc for three glorious years … I’m hooked, Med Day gives me LIFE. With the motivation of more med days in my mind I finally made it to second year and am now running for third year rep as well as Treasurer $$$
The only thing that I love anywhere close to the magic of med day is the magic art of tidying, this questionable obsession with all things organisation means that I’ll always be on top of everything and all of those dollahs. However more than that, I’ve watched closely each year so far and I’d just be so happy and so humbled to be involved again either as treasurer or representative and use all my experiences and skills to help bag those 50Gs!
Much love from Peta, hoping the odds are ever in my favour x
My name is Aisling and I (like everyone) love Med Day. I still remember arriving at 6am on my first Med Day and being overwhelmed by the passion everyone had for plastic buckets and loose change. I want to spread that love this year and help bring Med Day to the next level.
Experience wise, I am well able to fundraise and save money at the same time. I started at age 7 when I saved for 6 weeks to buy a Mary Kate and Ashley DVD. I ramped this up last year when I raised €3000 last year as I went to Zambia with the charity SUAS.
A big part of being treasurer is securing sponsorship from big corporations so you have to be able to get people on your side. I was the volunteer liaison officer for the St. Patricks’ day parade with the gymnastics club I work in this year. I managed to herd 60 children without losing any and also keep all their parents happy. If you can keep mams happy, you can keep anyone happy. I also teach with Streetdoctors and a large part of these sessions is about engaging with our students and understanding their point of view. I plan on using all these skills to nail down the 50gs we all need.
In summary, I would love to help make Med Day 2018 the happiest Med Day yet.
Med Day Public Relations Officer
Med Day Ordinary Committee Members (x3)
Aisling O’ Donnell
Med Day 3rd Year Class Representatives (x2)
Hi folks, it’s me, Emma. Contrary to popular belief, my middle name is not Sesh Queen. Almost 21 years ago now, my parents gave me the middle name “Med Day” in anticipation of me going for 3rd year Med Day Rep 2018/19.
Med Day is my favourite day of the year because it is what I believe medicine is all about. It is a sense of community, a bit of craic while doing something for the benefit of others.
I am all about this society from the med day quiz (which I have managed to make no contribution to what so ever) to the med day warm up (from what I remember from them)
Last year med day was so good that I got home at 7.30 the next day-(not for what you have may have been thinking) but because fell asleep on the bus and ended up in Kells but sure look sure listen, it’s all part of living your best life- AMIRITE
Why me you ask? Because it’s in my blood says I, it’s in my name, it’s in my identity. Not getting this will lead not only to my own social embarrassment but also will call into question every decision my parents have made about my upbringing. Please don’t do this to Nuala and Joe
Howdaí guys, my name is Conor and I’d love to represent you next year as your Med Day rep. Med Day is as quintessential a Trinity Med experience as learning about Myasthenia Gravis and the fact that John F. Kennedy had Addison’s disease. The groggy trek into the TBSI in the morning, the breakfast-time fuel up, the hustle on the streets and the unbelievable talent at the show, I love it all. Med Day is one of our only opportunities to make a real difference to people’s lives during our undergrad years, in the least cliché way possible.
What else can I say that is half way sensible about electing me as your class rep. I’m diligent and a people person. I have the experience of founding a society (Hup AgSoc!) and have plenty of fundraising experience also, having once jumped from a plane for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. I’ve also acted as Treasurer for AgSoc for the last year.
I will leave you with the wise and humble words of Donald Trump which really resonate with me: “It’s about time that this country had somebody running it that has an idea about money.”
Hello Hello !
I’m Louise and I’d love to put myself forward to be 3rd Year MedDay Rep. First off, I am 100% a morning person so would be sure to get my whole year here bright eyed (or not-so bright eyed) and bushy tailed on day!
MedDay gives us a chance to say thank you and give something back to the hospitals that give so much to us. The atmosphere and sense of community among everyone is really something we should be very proud of. The purpose and drive behind MedDay is something I also feel very strongly about and would love the opportunity to contribute more to the making of the day.
Having fundraised with Naas Rotary club and Barretstown, I understand all the work that has to go on behind the scenes, both on the day, as well as, the weeks leading up to the big event. I’m a team player, organised and highly committed to anything I put my mind to, so you can be sure you can count on me to get any jobs that need to be done, done!
I’d love nothing more than to represent my year for MedDay … Thank you J
Hi, my name is Aaron Barry and I would love to be one of third year’s Med Day Representatives. Having been the rep for the current second years, I can enter next year with much more experience and understanding of how Med Day is organised and coordinated on the day. After working with such a great committee this year, I would love the opportunity to work with another great team of people and facilitate more mixing between the different years of the course. As the link between the committee and the people in my year, I will work to ensure full involvement from the whole of third year. I hope to be a very approachable and inclusive representative, who will bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to Med Day. As my year will be spread across many teaching hospitals next year, I will make sure that information about Med Day events is communicated to everyone in my year regardless of where they are based, making sure all get involved, and helping make next Med Day one of the most successful and enjoyable Med Days yet
Hi I’m Emily Feeney and I’d like to be your third year Med Day rep.
Med Day is probably my favourite day of the year.
It’s such a wholesome and rewarding experience and I’d love the chance to get involved behind the scenes and go beyond my annual act of impressively manipulative bucket-collecting. As MSFC committee member, former Chairperson of Amnesty and senior student council member, I have had plenty of experience in organising bake sales, fun days and other fundraising events.
I believe I’d be the perfect person for representing my year and getting everyone involved in hopefully the biggest and most successful Med Day yet!
If all that wasn’t enough to convince you then please just consider taking pity on me x
Med Day 2nd Year Class Representatives (x2)
First year was quite a new and exciting experience for most of us, but when I first heard all the hype about Med day I began to worry if it was really going to be all they said it would, and if getting up at 5am was really worth it.
Lo and behold, here I am a couple months after the extraordinary day having made the decision to contribute as much as I possibly can to future Med Days. Running around the place shaking buckets to watching my friends swallow raw eggs for charity; this day was one hell of a day and one I would absolutely love to be an even greater part of next year.
Previous event-organisation experience derives from my roles as LC student council member and badminton captain. If elected 2nd year Med Day representative, I will carry the title with pride and gratitude, ensuring that I put my all into helping organise this incredible event. My name is Amal Mutahir (the same Amal who wore fairy lights to Med Day last year) and it would be an honour to represent my fellow 2nd years as Med Day representative.
Hi, my name is Catherine Keenan and I am running for 2nd year Med Day rep. Med Day was one of the highlights of my first year experience and I would really like to be more involved next year. I live about 4 years away so I’m fairly used to the early mornings, Med Day wont have a patch on me. I am really friendly, social, smiley, ginger, mature, organised, punctual, conscientious, diligent, fearless, courageous, mental, legendary and just gas all together. Being the youngest in my family makes me really loud and overconfident (did I tell you I had a twin?!) so promoting med day events will be second nature to me. I am proficient in social media posting with years of experience in running my dog’s instagram page (@king_george_of_the_compund, follow 4 follow;)). I cannot wait to spam my class page with all the med day posts as I am also proficient in annoying every member of my class daily and would like more opportunities to do so. So, if an absolutely LETHAL med day is what you’re after vote me for 2nd year rep.
Hi! My name’s Colleen, and I’m really hoping that you choose me to be one of your 2nd year Med Day reps.
Being part of the MedDay team was a highlight of my first year. Not only did I meet such lovely people, but the work that MedDay does is really phenomenal. Back in September, I never would have imagined that such money could be raised, but that was before I understood what MedDay could do.
This year I knew very little about what had to be done, but I tried my best to help out where I could. I’ve learned a lot from the amazing committee of the year gone by, and I think that next year I could be great asset. I’m willing to work hard, and I will do best to make sure that all of the incoming second years get the most out of what MedDay has to offer!
I’ve enjoyed every part of being your first year rep, and would like to be a part of this team for as long as I can
Hey everybody, my name Sean Garvey, otherwise known as “flicc-flacc guy” or simply “sport” by friends and family. Med day was super-duper fun and rewarding for me in many ways, from the camaraderie that led us to a free wine reception, to the worthwhile cause each and every one of us supported. Being part of the whole event was thrilling and I wish to take my involvement even further by becoming 2nd Year Med Day rep. I believe that spelling Med Day is impossible without Me in it and in light of this amazing discovery, I can promise to bring you a dash of over-bearing enthusiasm, a pinch of electrifying energy and a soupçon of great ideas for fundraising.