Evan Carron-Kee

Student, Trinity College Dublin
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Ruby Griffiths

Student, The London School of Economics

I am an undergraduate sociology student at The London School of Economics. My areas of particular interest involve class and social mobility, but more specifically the impact of education on this.

Trinity College Dublin joined the Laidlaw Network in 2018. The Laidlaw Programme offers undergraduate students at Trinity the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience to become active global citizens and future leaders.

Laidlaw Scholars work with an academic supervisor on a self-directed, independent research project and take part in a suite of integrated leadership development activities which culminate in a challenging applied leadership experience. Laidlaw Scholars join a community of learning, driven by curiosity and collaboration, which enables diverse voices to make a meaningful impact.

The Laidlaw Programme at Trinity is open to undergraduates in the second year of a four year programme or the second/third year of a five year undergraduate/integrated masters programme.

Joel McKeever

Student Employability Officer (Laidlaw Programme Coordinator), Trinity College Dublin

Joel is the Student Employability Officer with the Trinity Careers Service. He manages a range of  co-curricular student development projects, including the Trinity Employability Awards and the Laidlaw Programme.

As the Laidlaw coordinator for Trinity he coordinates leadership development activities, student coaching, and the day-to-day support of the Laidlaw Scholars.

Prior to joining the Careers Service, he worked in Trinity's Academic Registry as a Team Manager (Communications and Human Resources) with a focus on developing modern and inclusive support services for students and staff. He has previously worked with Trinity's Office of Global Relations to develop the Global Room and Campus Visit initiatives for international students.

He is a founder and former Chair of Trinity's LGBT Staff Network and is committed to Trinity's mission of fostering excellence by empowering accessibility and diversity in higher education. A graduate of Trinity, he holds a B.A. (Mod.) in English Studies, a Diploma in Learning and Development (CIPD), and was conferred with a Master in Arts (Dubl.).

Karl Nicholson

Student , Trinity College Dublin

Hi! I am a current second year Physics student in Trinity College Dublin. My research is on radio-astronomy of the Sun with particular interest in predicting potentially disruptive solar weather. 

Apart from physics I'm interested in running, rugby, card games and snowsports. I enjoy being outside, exercising, film/TV and getting involved in the Student's Union. I am particularly interested in connecting with students from around the globe and broadening my horizons!

Mairéad Butler

Student, Trinity College Dublin

I'm a second year European Studies student, majoring in Spanish and minoring in German, in Trinity College Dublin. My research concerns the memory, experience, and discourse of gendered violence in the Irish and Spanish civil wars.

Frank Wolfe

Student, Trinity College Dublin

I am an undergraduate Laidlaw scholar from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. I have lived most of my life in Dublin (apart from three years in Berlin - but no, I can't speak German). My main research area is political philosophy; my research interests in particular are in how human rights can be used as an approach to morality, and how we should consider and address 'structural injustices' in society. I also have interests in democratic theory, and heterodox approaches to economics.

Outside academia, I am often involved in social/political activism. I'm a keen ultimate frisbee player, and I enjoy chess, table tennis, and hiking. I'm also (slowly) learning French and Polish.

Oliwia Borek

Student, Trinity College Dublin

A student of Political Science and Economics at Trinity College Dublin. My research concerns the role of electoral saliency in expatriate voter mobilisation. 

Ella Burkett

Student, Trinity College Dublin

PPES student specialising in politics and philosophy. My research concerns the relationship between the Turkish government's usage of policy, specifically the Istanbul Convention, and its impact on rates of femicide in Turkey. 

Aminata Sarah Roth

Student, Trinity College Dublin

Political Science student at Trinity College Dublin | From Graz, Austria | My research deals with lobbying regulation in the EU