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UCD Elects Majority Female SU Sabbatical Team For 2019/20

UCD students elected a female majority sabbatical team last night after a marathon 15-hour count, with fourth-year Law and Social Justice student Joanna Siewierska being elected SU President. Siewierska was elected on the third count with 1697 votes out of…

Education Officer Candidate: Brian Treacy – ‘The Thinker’

Brian Treacy, a current Social Science student and Higher Education Editor for the University Observer this year’s only candidate for Student Union Education Officer.   Treacy, who is currently a Class Rep said that he is running because he ‘got…

C&C Candidate: Katie O’Dea – ‘The Environmentalist’

Katie O’Dea is a final-year History and Politics and current Environmental Campaigns Coordinator for UCDSU, who is running, uncontested, for the role of Campaigns and Communications Officer. Beyond the Union, O’Dea has also been involved in LGBTQ+ society and stood…

Welfare Officer Candidate: George Merrin – ‘The Do-Gooder’

George Merrin is a fourth-year biochemistry student and former Science Society auditor running for the role of Welfare Officer. Merrin was a lot of experience that he believes he can bring to the job, from working with the Red Cross,…

Welfare Officer Candidate: Úna Carroll – ‘The Agony Aunt’

Úna Carroll is a third year BA Linguistics, Information and Communications student alongside being the Students Union current disability coordinator running to be the next UCDSU Welfare Officer. Carroll says the job of Welfare Officer “is something I have been…

Presidential Profiles: Joanna Siewierska – ‘The Pro’

Joanna Siewierska, one of three UCD Student Union President hopefuls, sat down with me to discuss her campaign, manifesto and why she’s running to be your next SU President. ‘I want to be president because I want to strengthen the…

Presidential Profiles: Michael Geary – ‘The Ag Lad’

Michael Geary is a Fourth-year Animal Science Student from Glenamaddy, Co. Galway. Though he lacks any experience within the Student’s Union, he firmly believes he makes up for it with what he has learned as auditor of Agricultural Society this…

Welfare Interviews – Kylie Roche

Kylie Roche is a social science student running for the role of Welfare Officer. She has been unwillingly branded as the outsider in this election race. Her campaign has been fueled by idealism and a personal dissatisfaction with the current…

Radical Image Revamp Required if SU Elections Are to Be Taken Seriously

The SU elections in Trinity College produced some interesting results with one of the presidential candidates forced to pull out on election day due to some unsavoury Snapchats which he allegedly sent emerging. Whether or not he sent the sexist…

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UCDSU Considering Electronic Voting

UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) is considering the implementation of electronic voting for future polling days. Marcus O’Halloran, UCDSU President, visited his counterparts in Dublin City University (DCU) to discuss their electronic voting system on Friday, 23rd October. DCU Students’ Union…

LIVE BLOG: SU Election Count 2015

Today the College Tribune will be doing a live blog from UCDSU count centre with every election result for the student union elections 2015. Stay here for regular updates. We’re updating the information below as soon as it is made…

Convenor Elections – Lexi Kilmartin and Conor Viscardi, Arts and Human Science

With elections for the new Arts and Human Science Officer position for the UCD Students Union looming, troche the College Tribune decided to catch up with candidates Lexi Kilmartin and Conor Viscardi. First year history and politics student Lexi Kilmartin…