SIN Spoke to students to get their opinions on what they wanted to see from next year’s Students’ Union. Ryan Kearney 3rd Year Arts I would like to see a massive increase in engagement between the SU and college faculty regarding core issues which are not being addressed well enough. Whether that be more opportunities for social interaction amongst students, a safe … [Read more...] about Student Speak
Sitting Vice-President, Welfare and Equality Officer Róisín Nic Lochlainn is the only woman in the race to become President of the NUI Galway Students’ Union. Having seen first-hand how students had been abandoned and were struggling over the course of the academic year in her role as Welfare and Equality Officer, Nic Lochlainn wanted to continue her advocacy for students as … [Read more...] about Róisín Nic Lochlainn; #NUIGSU21
Final-Year Corporate Law student James Pope is a candidate in this year’s race for the Presidency of the NUI Galway Students’ Union. The 22-year old is keen to be a representative for the entirety of the student body, particularly those who he argues have been alienated form college life. Pope drew on his experience as a study abroad student at Willamette University in Oregon … [Read more...] about James Pope; #NUIGSU21
With all voting taking place online this year, SIN explains how to cast your ballot. Log on to https://www.nuigsuelections.com/ Click the “Student Login” icon in the top right of the page and enter your student number and password. Vote for your preferred candidates, giving preferences down the ballot if you so wish. Polling opens at 9a.m. and closes … [Read more...] about How to Vote
Elections in NUI Galway are conducted using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. In elections for offices within the Students’ Union where only one candidate is deemed elected. The system sees each voter ranks candidates in order of preference, marking a '1' beside their most preferred candidate, a '2' beside their second most preferred Voters are not required to list … [Read more...] about Election Explainer: What is the STV System?