Laura Beston: English and Film

Laura Beston held the position of TCDSU (Trinity College Dublin Students Union) Officer for Students with Disabilities for two years before acting as TCDSU President of the 2019/20 academic year. A passionate activist, Beston lead a variety of campaigns throughout her time as a Trinity student and was named USI (Union of Students in Ireland) Student Activist of the year in2017. Laura’s activism interests spanned disability and accessibility issues, as well as social issues including the homeless crisis and the Take Back Trinity campaign of 2018. Laura co facilitated the 2017 Suas (now STAND) 8x8 festival in Trinity that focused on migration and refugees. She was the first student representative  on the AHEAD students with disabilities board and was involved in lobbying for the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).