Our two main roles are...
- To represent and fight for students at a university and national level and
- To provide services like Leapcards, free contraception, help finding accommodation, exam buses and advocacy during disciplinary hearings.
Your elected representatives are made up of Class Reps, Campaigns Coordinators, College Officers, ENTs Officers and Sabbatical Officers. They all sit on council where all the big decisions are made and Union policy shaped. Anyone on council can bring forward a motion which gets voted on and rejected, amended or passed and added to our policy book. 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.
Interested in getting involved? Run to be a Class Rep!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
“The SU serves and supports all UCD students by providing a voice and space for them to enhance their college experience. The SU is student-led and continuously adapts to the evolving needs of the student body.”
That’s our mission statement, but what does that really mean for you? At the end of the day, it means that we’re here for you. Be it organising nights out and gigs, fundraising for charities that benefit our student body, representing you in academic and disciplinary hearings and supporting our amazing volunteers, Class Reps and activists as they fight for great causes. The SU is yours to shape how you see fit through your reps. Any student is welcome to bop along to Council on Monday nights in the Fitzgerald Chamber and see the action – it's like a Dáil debate, except they all know what they’re talking about, and nobody advocates for drink driving.
Our constitution is a document containing a set of basic principles for the organisation of the Students' Union. It describes what the Union is, how it functions, what it stands for and who are members.
You can read it here!
Article 16 of the UCDSU Constitution states that
There shall be an Independent Appeals & Disciplinary Board, referred to herein as “the IADB”, which shall be the final tribunal of appeal within the Union and the ultimate judicial authority of the Union. The IADB shall be the final interpreter of this Constitution.
Please email IADB@ucdsu.ie if you would like to submit a complaint or appeal of a decision made by UCDSU or any of its officers.