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Class Reps are an essential part of University and Students’ Union life. They are our eyes and ears on the ground and work as a point of contact for the class, the lecturers, tutors and of course the Students’ Union.
This is your Class, your University and your Union. It’s time to step-up, become a leader, a communicator and take on some responsibility. Plus it looks great on your C.V. This year sees the roll out of formal class rep training through the National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP).
There is both a fun side and serious side to the role.
NStEP training provides fantastic guidance on how to be prepared going into meetings. This will look really impressive to any future employers when they read your CV.
Pick up a nomination from the Union or download it from here Class Rep form 2017-2018_WEBv
Get your form signed by 10 other people from your class. Class Rep Nominations are open all year until the positions are
The Student Learning Experience is divided into seven areas that covers everything students need academically in heir college life.
Class reps use these headings to guide them when gathering student feedback for the various UL student-staff forums. The NStEP training goes through these seven areas in detail.
Class Reps should only deal with items under these headings and not get sucked into student’s personal issues.
When a classmate approaches you with an issue/request you must email/talk with the class to get feedback on the issue so you can establish the majority of the class opinion. Then you should:
Be Accurate, Balanced, Constructive, and Depersonalise your argument, then you can be Effective.
Provisional Exam Timetable
In Week 9, SAA will release a provisional exam timetable on Monday. You must talk with your class, see if they have concerns and find out if they want to change anything on the timetable. If the majority make a change request, then you contact with the lecturer by Thursday, Week 9. The lecturer liaises with SAA to see if the timetable change can be made
The Student Council is made up of 50 students who discuss and vote on Union policy. As the representative group of all UL students they direct Executive on what to do. Council meets every second Tuesday at 6pm in the J Swift Lecture theatre.
All members are UL students, 25 are elected Department Representatives for each of UL’s academic departments, 15 are Interest Group Representatives with particular responsibility for specific student life and welfare areas. The 11 Executive members attend Council. Only the non-sabbatical members have a vote. The President, Welfare and Academic sabbatical officers do not have a vote.
Science and Engineering
School of Engineering Rep
School of Design Rep
School of Natural Science –
Biological Sciences Dept Rep
Chemical Sciences Dept Rep
Physics Dept Rep
Electronic & Computer Engineering Dept Rep
Mathematics & Statistics Dept Rep
Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) Dept Rep
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
History Dept Rep
Languages & Literature Dept Rep
Culture & Communications Dept Rep
Law Dept Rep
Politics & Public Administration Dept Rep
Sociology Dept Rep
Education & Health Science
PESS Dept Rep
Psychology Dept Rep
Graduate Entry Medical School Dept Rep
Education & Professional Studies Dept Rep
Nursing & Midwifery Dept Rep
Clinical Therapies Dept Rep
Kemmy Business School
Accounting & Finance Dept Rep
Economics Dept Rep
Management & Marketing Dept Rep
Personnel Employment Dept Rep
Irish World Academy of Music & Dance Dept Rep
Interest Group Representatives
Chairperson – Exec Member
Equal Opportunities Rep
Mature Student Rep
Home International Rep
Visiting International Rep
Chairperson - Exec Member
Chairperson - Exec Member
1st Year Rep
Campus Facilities Rep
Cooperative Education Rep
Student Services Rep
The SU Executive are a working group of 11 students who are elected by you to help implement students ideas, run Union campaigns, support student led activities and represent students’ interests with the University at every level. The ULSU General Manager is also a member but does not have a vote.
Each Executive member has responsibility to act as the main representatives for a particular aspect of student life on campus. They must consult with and listen to students to be effective representatives. The President is the primary UL student representative within the university and nationally.
The Exec meet in the Union weekly and attend Student Council every second Tuesday. They report to Council on the work they have done on students’ behalf and feedback on the University meetings they attended. The Exec members meet with students daily whether it be to hear their ideas for the Union or give guidance on the many issues students may be dealing with e.g. medical, financial difficulties, accommodation, exam papers, progression, etc.
The three full-time sabbatical officers and PSU President sit on over 60 University committees representing the interests of all students. This involves a lot of background reading and meeting preparation in order to contribute effectively.
Sabbatical (Full-Time) Officers
President Jack Shelly
Deputy President Welfare Roberta Harrington
Vice-President Academic Conor Hussey
1 Nominee of PSU Executive
Usually the PSU President Aimée McKenzie
7 Non-Sabbatical (Part-Time) Officers
Student Council Chairperson Eilish Condon
Equal Opportunities Chairperson Claire O’Brien
UL Experience Chairperson Maoiliosa Lydon
Recreation Chairperson Nicole Ryan
Faculties Officer Elected by Student Council Smstr 1
Clubs Officer Elected by C&S Council Smstr 1
Societies Officer Elected by C&S Council Smstr 1
1 Non-Voting Member
General Manager Martin Ryan
Original Document Passed April 2013, Most recent Article Amendments was 7th Nov 2017
Student Council has made amendments to schedules over the past year.
September 19th 2014 ULSU Sabbatical team Tommy Bolger, Shane McCormack & Mike Forde present letter to Deputy Jan 0'Sullivan, Minister for Education, asking for her support to secure Government funding for the UL Library extension in the upcoming Budget.
UL authorities had been campaigning for government funding to finance the library extension for the past number of years. The ULSU Sabbatical took the opportunity to highlight to the Minister student's need for the library extension.
Sept 30th Student Council give their backing to the proposed Letter Campaign asking UL students to sign letters to be sent to their local TDs asking for their input to securing funding allocation for the library extension in the imminent budget.
October 7th Tommy and Mike gather 194 letters signed by students with their home addresses.
October 8th 194 letters were sent to the relevant government party TDs in the student's electoral areas
October 15th 2014 Government announce €10 million for UL library extension.
Nominations Open - Thursday 22nd Feb (Week 5) 2018 at
Nominations Close - Thursday 8th March (Week 7) 2018 at 5pm
Candidate and Campaign Managers Meeting – Thursday 8th March (Week 7) at 6pm, ULSU Den.
Campaigning Date & Time Start - after the candidates and campaign managers meeting, Thursday 8th March (Week 7) 2018 at 7pm-ish
Hustings - Monday 12th, 6:30pm (Venue Jean Monnet) chaired by Diarmuid Scully
Election Date and time - Wednesday, 14th March 2018 (Week 8)
Nomination forms are only available in hardcopy format from the SU in Week 5, 6 and 7.
I will be posting all election information here. Please keep referring back here for any updates.
|President Job Description|
|VP Welfare Job Description|
|VP Academic Job Description|
|President Colin Clarke Manifesto cover leaflet_1||Ciara Corcoran Manifesto- Welfare Officer Election|
|President Colin Clarke Manifesto inside leaflet_1||Marian Manifesto||Welfare Shane Manifesto|
|Emma Porters SU President 2013-2014||Cathal Ronan 2012-2013 SU DP Welfare||Mike Forde Academic 2014-2015|
|Tommy Bolger SU President 2014-2015||Emma Porters Campaign Advice||Advice from Sarah Dunphy 2016 2017|
Uncontested candidates run against RON (Reopen nominations) to ensure that they are the right candidate for the job.
I strongly encourage anybody thinking of running to please come talk to me. Email me to arrange a meeting: liz.gabbett
Pick up a nomination from the Union or download it from the relevant section below. Follow the instructions and fill out the form. Note the date forms need to be returned by and make sure to hand your form back into the Union, at either reception or into Liz in the Democracy and Development office. In the event that more than one student puts their name
Get your form signed by 10 other people from your class. Class Rep Nominations are open all year until the positions are filled, but try and have them in by Wednesday week 1.There can be more than one Class Rep per course. There is one class rep per 25 students up to a max of 4 class reps.
Department Reps: Get your form signed by 10 proposers and 20 seconders from your Department. Dept Rep Nomination Form_2017 2018
Interest Group Reps: Get your form signed by any 10 proposers and 20 seconders. Interest Rep Nomination Form_2017 2018
Faculty Reps: They are elected from sitting department reps on council
Student Council Nominations open week 8 semester 2 and roll over until all the positions are filled.
Exec members: Get your form signed by 20 proposers and 40 seconders.
Faculties officer: They are elected from sitting Faculty Reps on Student Council.
Clubs and Societies Officers: They are elected by Clubs and Societies Council.
PSU Rep: They are an appointed nominee of the PSU Exec.
Nominations open week 8 and roll over each following week until all the positions are filled.
The Union Annual General Meeting takes place Wednesday 21st of Feb,
All students are welcome to attend.
Here is the Annual General Meeting Agenda Feb 2018, Officer Reports and Audited Accounts
|Review Jack Shelly SU President||Exec Review Roberta Harrington SU DP Welfare||Exec Review Conor Hussey SU VP Academic||Exec Review Eilish Condon Council Chairperson||Exec review Maoili?osa Lydon UL Experience|
|Exec review Claire OBrien||Exec review Nicole Ryan||Exec review Kathryn Adams, Faculty Officer||Exec Review Hala Jaber PSU Rep||Exec review Favour Kingsley Societies Officer|
ULSU AGM Minutes 22.2.17 - the last quorate meeting.
If you wish to bring a motion to AGM simply, in writing, state clearly what the motion is, get 5 Students to propose it and another 10 students to second it. Students must sign their name and ID number, as registered with UL.
Then submit your proposal to the SU President, Jack Shelly by Wed 14th of Feb,
The final agenda will be emailed to all students Monday 19th of Feb.
|President Report Jack Shelly||Welfare Roberta Harrington||VP Academic Conor Hussey||Chairperson Report - Eilish Condon|
|Equal Opps Chair Claire OBrien||UL Experience Chair Maoiliosa Lydon|
Kemmy KBG12 - PIZZA & CANS (T&C) & 2 JaxJones tickets raffle.
Executive Officer Reports
|SU President Sarah Dunphy Report||Academic Officer Donal Foley||Equal Opps Chair Liam Gleeson||UL Experience Chair Chris Collins||Recreation Chair James Liston|
|Faculty Officer Joe Kearney||Postgraduate Union||Council Chair -Joe Curtin||DP Welfare Caolan ODonnell||Clubs and
Health Science Building (North Campus) HSG037
PIZZA & CANS (T&C)
|SU President Sarah Dunphy Wk6||Chair of Council Week 6 Sem1 Joe Curtin||Chris Collins - Ul
||PSU Aimée McKenzie Council n UGM wk6||Donal Foley SU academic Officer wk6|
|Liam Gleeson - Equal Opps UGM report Wk6||James Liston Recreation Chair Council n UGM Wk6||Joe Kearney- Wk 6||General Managers Review of ULSU activity Feb - August 2016||Welfare Caolan ODonnell Sem 1 Week 6|
The Union General Meeting takes place Wednesday 17th of Feb in KBG12.
All students are welcome to attend.
If you wish to bring a motion to UGM simple get 5 people to propose it and another 10 people to second it. Then submit your proposal in writing to the SU President, Colin Clarke by Wed 10th of Feb.
The final agenda will be posted Monday 15th of Feb.
We are planning a nice surprise for the meeting. More to follow!!!!
|SU President UGM Report Colin Clarke||DP-Welfare UGM Report Ciara Corcoran||VP Academic UGM Report Marian ODonnell|
|PSU President UGM Report Sean McKillen||UL Experience Chair UGM Report Chris Collins||Recreation Chair UGM Report Oisin Taylor Blakely|
|Equal Opp UGM Report Bridget Howard||Faculties Of UGM Report Grace Bevan Molloy||Societies Officer UGM report Marielle Xuereb|
|Clubs Officer UGM Report Joe Curtin|
The Union belongs to the students, therefore the students are the decision makers of the Union. The elected student representatives and Union staff will endeavor to increase student participation in all it's decision making forums.
29th March 2017
ULSU will be holding a referendum on Wednesday 19th April from 7am - 6pm: The question to students is: Should ULSU support the aim of a united Ireland? Answer - Yes or No.
On Wednesday April 19th UL students will be asked to cast their vote on the question: should UL Students’ Union support the aim of a united Ireland? Choose Yes or No.
A Yes vote means if the UL Students’ Union was asked does ULSU support the aim of a united Ireland, we would answer Yes.
A No vote means that ULSU does not have an opinion either way on the topic/discussion of a united Ireland, we would remain neutral.
If anyone would like further information please email Liz Gabbett on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Exec Review Jack Shelly SU President||Exec Review Roberta Harrington SU DP Welfare||Exec Review Conor Hussey SU VP Academic||Exec review Claire OBrien||Exec Review Eilish Condon Council Chairperson|
|Exec review Nicole Ryan||Exec review Kathryn Adams, Faculty Officer||Exec Review Hala Jaber PSU Rep||Exec review Favour Kingsley Societies Officer||Exec review Maoiliosa Lydon UL Experience|
Executive Officer Reports
|VP Academic Conor Hussey Wk12 Smstr 1||Council Chairperson Eilish Condon Wk 12 Smstr 1||Equal Opps Claire OBrien Wk 12 Smstr1|
|UL Experience Maoiliosa Lydon||Clubs and Soc Wk 12 Smstr 1|
|President Jack Shelly Wk 10 Smstr 1||DP Welfare Bob Harrington Wk10 Smstr 1||VP Academic Conor Hussey Wk10 Smstr 1||Chairperson Eilish Condon Wk10 Smstr 1|
|Recreation Nicole Ryan Wk 10 Smstr 1||UL Experience Maoiliosa Lydon Wk10 Smstr 1||Equal Opps Claire OBrien Wk10 Smstr 1|
|President, Jack Shelly Wk8||DP Welfare, Bob Harrington Wk8||VP Academic, Conor Hussey Wk8|
|Recreation, Nicole Ryan Wk8||Equal Opps, Claire OBrien Wk8||UL Experience, Maoiliosa Lydon, Wk8||Faculty Officer Kathryn Adams Wk8|
|CHussey Council Report WK6|
|COBrien Council Report_WK6|
|President Report Jack Shelly||Welfare Roberta Harrington||VP Academic Conor Hussey||Chairperson Report - Eilish Condon Wk4|
|Equal Opps Chair Claire OBrien||UL Experience Chair Maoiliosa Lydon|
see the section AGM reports
DRAFT ULSU Drug Policy
|SU President Sarah Dunphy S2 Wk4||DP Welfare Caolan ODonnell S2 Wk4||VP Academic Donal Foley S2 Wk4||Joe Curtin Chair of Council Report Week 4 Sem2|
|Liam Gleeson Equal Opps report Week 4 Semester 2||Chris Collins UL Experience Report Week 4 Sem 2||SU Sabbat Council report Joe Kearney Week 4||James Liston Recreation Report Week 4 Sem 2||Clubs N
|SU President_Sarah rpt S2 Wk2||Welfare_Caolans report S2 Wk 2||Review Donal Foley SU VP Academic||Chair of Council_Joe S2 Wk2|
|Equal Ops_Liams rpt S2 Wk2||Exec review Chris Collins||Exec review James Liston||CS Edmund Seamus Rpt S 2 Wk2|
Executive Officers- Semester 1 - Review
|Review Sarah Dunphy SU President||Review Caolan ODonnell SU DP Welfare||Review Donal Foley SU VP Academic||Exec review Joseph Curtin|
|Exec review Liam Gleeson||Exec review Chris Collins||Exec review James Liston|
Venue Library Boardroom
|President Sarah Dunphy Wk8 Smstr 1 2016||DP Welfare Caolan ODonnell Wk 8 Smstr1 2016||VP Academic Donal Foley Wk 8 Smstr1 2016||Chairperson Joe Curtin Wk 8 Smstr1 2016||Equal Opps Liam Gleeson Wk 8 Smstr1 2016|
|UL Experience Chris Collins Wk8 Smstr 1 2016||Recreation Report Week 8- James Liston||SU Sabbat Council report Joe Kearney Week 8_1||SU Sabbat Council report Aimée week 8|
Venue: Library Board Room
|President Sarah Dunphy Wk 6 Smstr 1 2016||Welfare Caolan ODonnell Sem 1 Week 6||Donal Foley SU academic Officer wk6||PSU Aimée McKenzie Council n UGM wk6||Chris Collins - Ul
||Liam Gleeson - Equal Opps UGM report Wk6|
|Joe Kearney- Wk 6||James Liston Recreation Chair Council n UGM Wk6||Chair of Council Week 6 Sem1 Joe Curtin||Joe Kearney- Wk 6||UGM Clubs and
Venue: C1063 Charles Parson Lecture Theatre
|President Council Wk 4 Sem1 Sarah Dunphy||Welfare Week 4 Sem 1 Caolan ODonnell||Academic Council Wk 4 Sem1 Donal Foley||Chair of Council Week 4 Sem1 Joe Curtin|
|UL Experience Council Wk 4 Sem 1 Chris Collins||Equal Opps Council Week 4 Sem1 Liam Gleeson||Recreation Report Week 4 Sem1 James Liston|
Strategic Plan DRAFT 01/03/2016
|Review Colin Clarke SU President||Review Ciara Corcoran SU DP Welfare||Review Marian ODonnell SU VP Academic|
|Exec review Chris Collins||Review Bridget Howard Equal Opps Chair||Review Oisin Taylor Blakely Recreation Chair|
|Review Joe Curtin Clubs Officer||Review Marielle Societies Officer||Review Grace Faculties Officer|
|Review Brian Glancy SU Council Chair|
|DP-Welfare Ciara Corcoran Week 4 15-16||VP Academic Marian ODonnell Council report Wk 3 sem 2||President Colin Clarke Council report Wk4 Smstr 2|
|UL Experience Chair Chris Collins Wk 4 Smstr2||Recreation Chair Oisin Taylor Blakely Wk4 smstr2||Faculties Of Report_Grace Bevan Molloy_Wk4 Smstr2|
|Clubs Officer Joe
||UL Equal Opp Bridget Howard Wk4 smstr2|
|SU President Colin Clarke Wk2 Smstr2||DP- Welfare Ciara Corcoran Wk2 Smstr2||VP Academic Marian
|PSU President Sean McKillen Wk2 Smstr 2||UL Experience Chris Collin Wk2 Smstr2||Recreation Oisin Taylor Blakely Wk2 Smstr2|
|Faculties Report Grace Bevan Molloy Wk2 Smstr2||Clubs Officers Joe Curtin Wk2 Smstr2||Equal Opps Bridget Howard Wk2 smstr2|
|Societies Officer Marielle Xuereb Wk 2 Smstr2|
MINUTES of Week 6 Council meeting Student Council Minutes 13th Oct 2015 Week 6
|SU President Colin Clarke Wk 6||SU Academic_Marian ODonnell_Wk 6||SU DP Welfare Ciara Corcoran Wk 6|
|PSU President report _ Seán McKillen_Wk 6||Clubs Officer Report_Joe Curtin_Wk 6||Societies Officer Report_Marielle Xuereb_Wk6|
|Recreation Report_Oisin Blakely_Wk 6||Equal Opps Report_ Bridget Howard _Wk 6||Faculties Of Report_Grace Bevan Molloy_Wk 6|
Student Council Minutes 29_09_2015 wk 4 - Academic Year 2015-2016, Semester 1, Week 4
|Update from SU President||SC Chairperson Mark Nother Smstr 1 Week 4|
|DP Welfare Ciara Corcoran report- Sem 1 Wk 4 15-16||UL Equal Opps Chair - Bridget Howard. Just elected. No report due|
|VP Academic Marian ODonnell Smstr 1 Week 4||UL Experience Chris Collins Smstr 1 Week 4|
|PSU President Seán McKillen Smstr 1 Week 4||UL Recreation Chair Oisin Taylor Blakely Smstr 1 Week 4|
If your name is not on the Register of Electors in February, you may still make an application to be included in a supplement to the Register on form RFA2. You can make this application at any time, but in order to be included in the supplement used at an election, your application must be received by your local authority at least 15 days before polling day (Sundays, public holidays and Good Friday are not counted as days for this purpose).
You are eligible for inclusion in the supplement to the Register of Electors on or after the day on which you reach 18 years of age. You can be included if this birthday falls after the closing date for applications but is on or before polling day. If you are within this category, you should accompany your application with a copy of your birth certificate.
You can apply for inclusion on the supplement as a result of changing
RFA 2 forms are available from the Union reception on request
Declaration/Certificate of Identity (a) The declaration at section 10 of the application form must be signed in the presence of a member of the Garda Síochána from your local Garda station. If the Garda is satisfied as to your identity, he or she will sign, date and stamp section 11(a) of the form. If necessary, photographic identification (e.g. passport, driving licence etc.) will be required and you should be able to present such identification and other supporting identification to assist the Garda.
The Student Choice awards are a series of awards to celebrate students who go above and beyond during their time in UL. These awards will celebrate UL students’ achievements across a wide array of areas such as student representation, community involvement, sport and personal achievement.
This year we have added an award for the best lecturer in UL. This award is to recognise the hard work done by our lecturers in UL. Lecturers are an intrinsic part of the University teaching us and providing us with the skills to excel in the working world. The recipient of this award will have gone above and beyond for their students over the course of the year.
The event and awards ceremony will highlight all the fantastic triumphs and successes that our students achieve while they are studying in UL.
Click on the links below for the nomination forms.
Simply download the relevant form, fill out and email back to Donal at email@example.com by 5pm, Wednesday 22nd March 2017.