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Gummerson Elected UCD Students’ Union Graduate Officer On Fewer Than 50 Votes

Conor Capplis – Editor Hugh Dooley – Deputy News Editor   Carla Gummerson (centre) has been elected Graduate Officer for UCD Students’ Union next year. Gummerson was elected on 46 votes after the 3rd count, beating the two other candidates…

UNION ELECTIONS 2020: Grilling the Graduate By-Election Candidates

Earlier this year, less than 4% of UCD students elected a new set of Students’ Union Officers for the year. The Graduate Officer, tasked with sorting issues relating to the education, welfare and student experience of graduate students, was left…

Three Contest UCDSU Graduate Officer By-Election

Three postgraduate students are contesting the race for Graduate Officer at University College Dublin (UCD) Students’ Union (SU). Following the election of five executive officers in May, the position for Graduate Officer was left vacant, leading the Returning Office to…

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….