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ELECTION RESULTS 2020: Students Elect Radical Union Executive | Full Breakdown

After the first-ever online elections, the University College Dublin (UCD) Students’ Union sabbatical team for 2020-21 has almost entirely been elected. The role of Graduate Officer has not been filled so far and there will be a by-election to fill…

BREAKING: Students’ Union Election Sees Technical Issues in Online Voting

Technical issues have arisen with UCD Students’ Union’s (SU) Election voting system. Users who opted to vote online though a link within Facebook or Instagram apps may not have successfully voted. This news comes after a steep downturn in registered…

On The Eve of SU Elections, Low Voter Registration Indicates Legitimacy Crisis | Opinion

This year’s UCD Students’ Union Elections begin tomorrow morning. This will be the first time that the organisation has gone online, with the Returning Office scrambling to set things in order amid the COVID-19 health crisis. The unfortunate timing of…

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Online Debate Sees Radicals Take The Spotlight | Full Analysis

This year’s UCD Students’ Union (SU) Election Hustings suffered meaningfully from the lack of an audience. Previous year’s hustings featured indelible moments which drew laughs and shocks from the audience. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these hustings were…

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Why you should and shouldn’t bother voting

The Students’ Union (SU) Elections are right around the corner, and with voting happening online for the first time in the organisation’s history, we decided to ask why you should bother with the whole thing. Registration, which closes on April…

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Grilling Presidential Candidate Conor Anderson

Current Graduate Officer Conor Anderson is the sole candidate for UCD Students’ Union (SU) President this year and is aiming to blend his experience as Graduate Officer with big-picture ideals of what a Union should be and can achieve during…

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Grilling C&E Candidate Leighton Gray

Leighton Gray is running unopposed in the Student’s Union (SU) Elections to be the Campaigns and Engagement (C&E) Officer. The 21-year-old has been involved in the Students’ Union since their first year of college and is now doing a Master’s…

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Grilling Education Candidate Hannah Bryson

Hannah Bryson (28), a Stage 3 Computer Science student is running for next year’s Students’ Union (SU) Education Officer. The Ulster native is running for the position “to challenge the way in which UCD is failing students from a huge…

BREAKING NEWS: Students’ Union Elections To Begin From April 28th

The UCD Students’ Union (SU) Election polls will open from 9am on Tuesday April 28th and close on April 30th at 9pm. Students will be required to register to vote, with the SU to begin a registration drive from tomorrow….

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Grilling Education Candidate Darryl Horan

Laois Native, Darryl Horan (22) is one of two candidates running for the position of Education Officer in the upcoming Students’ Union (SU) elections. The SU’s Education Officer deals with issues of academic interest, handles relevant student cases, sits on…

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Grilling Welfare Candidate Rebecca “Bex” O’Connor

On April 8th, myself and UCD Students’ Union (SU) Welfare Officer candidate for 2020 Rebecca “Bex” O’Connor, a final year English, Drama, and Social Justice student, had a chat about her aspirations if elected for the role. She is no…

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Grilling Welfare Candidate Ruairí Power

I interviewed Ruairí Power who is running for Welfare Officer of UCD Students’ Union (SU). Power is no stranger to student activism as he co-founded the ‘Fix our education UCD’ campaign group, claiming to tackle the commercialisation of UCD. I…