Thinking of running for Students’ Union President, Welfare or Academic Officer this semester?
This year the UL Students’ Union sabbatical officer elections take place Thursday 8th March, Week 7. If you are thinking of running I will be hosting a workshop on Monday week 4, 6 pm to explain what is involved (venue will be confirmed later).
Also, you should talk to current student representative officers: Jack, Roberta, and Conor, about what it is like and talk to me, Liz Gabbett. My office is downstairs in the Union.
All current students of UL are members of the Union. All members are therefore eligible to run for election and vote.
There are rules and regulations you must follow to get your name on the ballot page, e.g. fill out your form completely and get it on time! But it is not rocket science.
Now, before you start writing your manifesto, which must be submitted with your completed nomination form by 12 midday, Thursday 1st March, you need to know what is involved.
I have created a series of FAQs on the ULSU website – https://ulsu.ie/representation/governance#elections where you can take time to read in depth what you need to prepare yourself for.