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MAKE IT HAPPEN. RUN FOR ELECTION!
Are you willing to stick your neck out for what’s right? Would you go to the Supreme Court to fight for women’s rights? Threaten the UCD Registrar if campus services stole your condom machine? Help your mates get extensions, organise legendary nights out and help push for better quality supports on campus and more investment in education? If the answer’s yes, then you’ve got what it takes to be part of the Students’ Union.
Get your Class Rep nomination form from inside Winging It or the SU Offices and drop it into our reception before 5:59pm on Thursday 19th September! Any questions? Email Katie at email@example.com, drop by the SU corridor in the Old Student Centre or follow us on socials - Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
SU training is on the 5th and 6th October in a secret location, so make sure you keep that weekend free!
What is a Class Rep, though?
As a Class Rep, you have a seat at council where all the big decisions are made, held every two weeks during term time. You can bring motions to council to change and direct Union policy. This can include things like pushing for more recycling bins on campus, requiring the Welfare Officer to provide free pregnancy tests and campaigning on things like marriage equality, abortion rights and safe drug consumption. Council is your chance to tell us what you want us to work on and to work with us.
As well as sitting on council, you will stay in touch with the people on the ground. Is your class having issues with a particular assignment? Is that one lecturer not putting up the notes on time? Do they want class hoodies or to go on a big durty night out? Do they want to support a protest against Direct Provision? You'll be their go-to for their concerns and ambitions and we're here to support you all the way.
Voting is set for the 24th and 25th September!
Are you passionate about getting more recycling bins on campus, LGBTQ+ rights or supports for students with disabilities? Do you want to stop the price hikes in Res, stop UCD's funding of oil exploration or campaign for an end to direct provision?
You’ve come to the right place.
Get in touch with our campaign coordinators or sign up for the campaigns crew during Freshfest. You’ll see us going around with tablets in the Quad!
Some of our priorities on the campaigns front this year include...
- Lobbying for better, more affordable student accommodation on campus and across Dublin and making sure that students know their rights when it comes to housing
- Pushing for an end to the inhumane system of direct provision in Ireland and for better supports for UCD students in Direct Provision
- Working to make third-level education more accessible to more vulnerable demographics such as those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Supporting a more sustainable UCD, encouraging more sustainable lifestyles among the UCD population and lobbying the government for a more comprehensive climate plan
- Promoting better consent education in UCD and working to prevent sexual assault and harassment
The Entertainments Forum are the life and soul behind the Union's social scene! It is a fantastic opportunity to work with nightclubs around Dublin, work with clubs and societies in UCD, meet celebrities, sports stars and well known personalities as well as gaining unreal experience in event management and making the ultimate decisions as to what events and entertainments the Union hosts for the students of UCD.
The forum was re-established with the passing of the new constitution late last year and there are four positions up for grabs!
- Non-Alcoholic Events Officer
- Entertainments Rep Coordinator
- RAG Committee Coordinator
- First Year Promotions Officer (elected at 2nd Council on 14th October)
If you’re interested in applying for one of these positions, come along to Union Council in The FitzGerald Chamber at 6pm on September 30th and put yourself forward. If you’d like to play a smaller role as an ENTS Rep including working at incredible events, gaining free entry and up-skilling your CV all while making awesome friends and earning some free merch, drop our Ents Officer, Tom, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here!
Keep an eye on the Enstagram for updates!