Benn Hogan, Business and Law
Business and Law student Benn Hogan was announced as the winner of the 2017 Trinity Business Student of the Year for his outstanding academic achievements and contribution to College life. The ceremony was held in the beautiful House of Lords, Bank of Ireland on College Green on Thursday, 6th April. The competition, open to Senior Sophister students, is sponsored by Bank of Ireland in conjunction with the Trinity Business Alumni.
Benn is passionate about the Irish language. He was the Director of Jailbreak 2017, a charity event founded in Trinity in 2012 but now running out of eight institutions in Ireland. In 2017 he event was transformed from not only focusing on charity, but with the help of An Cumann Gaelach it became a language activism event too. Ben also contributed to campus life as Chairperson of the Central Societies Committee, the Trinity body charged with regulating, supporting and funding Trinity societies.
Six students from Trinity Business School were shortlisted for the award alongside Benn. The high calibre of students made the selection difficult for the judging panel. The runner ups included Éire Smith, Conor Hughes, Eleanor O’Brien, PJ McGrane and Laura Brennan. Presenting the awards, Wendy Hederman, the incoming President of the Trinity Business Alumni, remarked on the quality of the candidates and the value that their contributions have made to the Trinity community.
Commenting after the award, Director of Undergraduate Teaching at Trinity Business School, Professor Louis Brennan said: “The Trinity Business Student of the Year Award showcases the outstanding achievements of our graduating students. Congratulations to Benn Hogan on winning the award and to all the finalists and nominees for their superb record of achievement.”