Class Reps

 

The SU has six full time Sabbatical Officers and nine part-time College Officers, together they are known as the Executive. Alongside them are Class Reps, who are elected by their classmates to represent different courses, schools, and stages across the UCD student journey.

 

Alongside Sabbats, College Officers, Campaign Coordinators and the ENTs Forum, Class Reps attend Union Council every two weeks to discuss and debate issues important to students.

 

What do Class Reps do?

  • Attend student council (every 2 weeks during term) 

  • Organise events, protests, and parties  

  • Represent your classmates  

  • Raise money for charity 

  • Set up a facebook or whatsapp group to keep in contact with your class  

  • Organise hoodies for your class

 

Why get involved?

  • Make friends 

  • Be a part of student life 

  • Fight for student rights 

  • Volunteer at the big SU events run for students by students 

  • Upgrade your CV 

  • Free SU hoodie 

How is the SU Structured?


The SU is run by six full time Sabbatical Officers and nine part-time College Officers each year. Together they are known as the Executive. Alongside them are the Class Reps, who are elected by their peers to represent different courses, schools, and stages across the UCD student journey.  

Who can be a Class Rep?

In short, if you’re a UCD student, you can run and you can vote - all students can! This is your Union and you have the right to have your voice heard, by running for election yourself, or by voting, or both! 

Having registered at UCD, you are now automatically a member of UCD Students’ Union. Every student studying an undergraduate or post graduate degree, diploma or PhD can run for Class Rep. You do need to have any prior experience to run for any SU role.  

What is SU Council?

Every September, each class elects their reps who sit on SU Council held every two weeks during term time. Council is where all the big decisions are made and is made up of made up of Class Reps, College Officers, Campaign Coordinators, Entertainments Reps and Sabbatical Officers. Any one of them can bring forward a motion which gets voted on and rejected, amended or passed and added to our policy book. This can include things like pushing for more recycling bins on campus, requiring the Welfare Officer to provide free pregnancy tests and campaigning on things like marriage equality, abortion rights and safe drug consumption. Council is your chance to tell us what you want us to work on and to work with us. You can find out more on how council works, our constitution and policy book on https://www.ucdsu.ie/union-council 

How to Campaign - Online:

Running for class rep? Great! Confused as how to campaign when classes are online? Don't worry. Campaigning will look different this year. You may not be able to connect physically right now, but that doesn't mean you can't connect online. Only members of your class can vote for you, so you need to find them. Add them to a class group on Facebook or WhatsApp and you're good to go! Tell them who you are and why they should vote for you.
 

Don't know who your classmates are yet? Get in touch with your peer mentor, your college officer, or join our freshers' group on https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCDFreshers2020 to find them! You can also ask a lecturer to allow you to speak at the beginning of a class to direct your classmates to a class group. If you're still stuck, just email the Campaigns and Engagement Officer, Leighton Gray on leighton.gray@ucdsu.ie 

 

Nominations


Nominations are now closed for the 2020 Class Rep Elections. 

Elections

Class Rep elections will take place online on 14-15 October. To cast your vote visit vote.ucdsu.ie

 

Nominees for Contested Elections

Check out all the contested nominees running for Class Rep this year!

contested by constituency' sheet

 

Elected Class Reps 2020

92 Class Reps ran uncontested and are therefore now elected. 

Check out all the elected Class Reps below:

 

uncontested by constituency' sheet

 

Run for Class Rep by filling out this form by 6 October: https://forms.gle/wCJPUGyoTsuHyjC26 


What do Class Reps do?

  • Attend student council (every 2 weeks during term) 

  • Organise events, protests, and parties  

  • Represent your classmates  

  • Raise money for charity 

  • Set up a facebook or whatsapp group to keep in contact with your class  

  • Organise hoodies for your class

 

Why get involved?

  • Make friends 

  • Be a part of student life 

  • Fight for student rights 

  • Volunteer at the big SU events run for students by students 

  • Upgrade your CV 

  • Free SU hoodie 

NOMINATIONS FOR CLASS REP ELECTIONS ARE NOW OPEN

How is the SU Structured?
 
The SU is run by six full time Sabbatical Officers and nine part-time College Officers each year. Together they are known as the Executive. Alongside them are the Class Reps, who are elected by their peers to represent different courses, schools, and stages across the UCD student journey.  

Who can be a Class Rep?

In short, if you’re a UCD student, you can run and you can vote - all students can! This is your Union and you have the right to have your voice heard, by running for election yourself, or by voting, or both! 

Having registered at UCD, you are now automatically a member of UCD Students’ Union. Every student studying an undergraduate or post graduate degree, diploma or PhD can run for Class Rep. You do need to have any prior experience to run for any SU role.  

What is SU Council?

Every September, each class elects their reps who sit on SU Council held every two weeks during term time. Council is where all the big decisions are made and is made up of made up of Class Reps, College Officers, Campaign Coordinators, Entertainments Reps and Sabbatical Officers. Any one of them can bring forward a motion which gets voted on and rejected, amended or passed and added to our policy book. This can include things like pushing for more recycling bins on campus, requiring the Welfare Officer to provide free pregnancy tests and campaigning on things like marriage equality, abortion rights and safe drug consumption. Council is your chance to tell us what you want us to work on and to work with us. You can find out more on how council works, our constitution and policy book on https://www.ucdsu.ie/union-council 

How to get Nominated:

If you would like to run for Class Rep this year all you need to do is to nominate yourself for the position by filling out the following form by 6 October:  


https://forms.gle/wCJPUGyoTsuHyjC26 

 
Can I be nominated for 2 Class Rep positions if I am studying a joint major?

No, as per the SU Constitution, you can only be nominated in one constituency.  

 

Is the nomination process different to other years? 

Yes, it is. Usually you fill out a paper nomination form, get 5 of your classmates to sign it and return it in person to the SU. This year the nomination process is entirely online and the 5 nominations from your classmates are not needed. You can nominate yourself via this form: https://forms.gle/wCJPUGyoTsuHyjC26 

Is the nomination process still constitutional and therefore valid?

Yes. The Returning Officer requested from IADB for the nomination process to be moved online for these elections as in person elections are not possible with the outbreak of COVID-19. The Returning Officer also requested that self-nominations were to be allowed for 2020/2021 Class Rep Elections as all classes have moved online and it will be difficult for incoming students to get to know their classmates remotely in the first 2 weeks of term. These proposed changes were accepted by IADB.  

How to Campaign - Online:

Running for class rep? Great! Confused as how to campaign when classes are online? Don't worry. Campaigning will look different this year. You may not be able to connect physically right now, but that doesn't mean you can't connect online. Only members of your class can vote for you, so you need to find them. Add them to a class group on Facebook or WhatsApp and you're good to go! Tell them who you are and why they should vote for you. 

Don't know who your classmates are yet? Get in touch with your peer mentor, your college officer, or join our freshers' group on https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCDFreshers2020 to find them! You can also ask a lecturer to allow you to speak at the beginning of a class to direct your classmates to a class group. If you're still stuck, just email the Campaigns and Engagement Officer, Leighton Gray on leighton.gray@ucdsu.ie 

Interested in representing your fellow students? Want to be part of making change happen? Nominations open TODAY (21st September 2020) at 5pm for UCD Students’ Union’s autumn elections.


The SU is run by six full time Sabbatical Officers and nine part-time College Officers each year. Together they are known as the Executive. Alongside them are the Class Reps, who are elected by their peers to represent different courses, schools, and stages across the UCD student journey.

 

Alongside Sabbats, College Officers, Campaign Coordinators and the ENTs Forum, Class Reps attend Union Council every two weeks to discuss and debate issues important to students.

Nominations are now open for the 2020/21 academic year and will close on 6 October, with elections due to take place on 14-15 October.

 

You can submit your nomination here:
https://forms.gle/wCJPUGyoTsuHyjC26 

So - Who can run? Who can vote? How does it all work?


In short, if you’re a UCD student, you can run and you can vote - all students can! This is your Union and you have the right to have your voice heard, by running for election yourself, or by voting, or both!

 

To run for Class Rep or College Officer (we are holding a by-election for the Agriculture, Food & Veterinary College Officer alongside the Class Rep elections), you must be enrolled as a student in that particular course, school, stage, and/or College.

 

You can only be nominated in one constituency, even if you are on Joint Majors.

 

To learn more about our elections, visit https://ucdsu.ie/elections. If you have any questions, you can contact the Returning Officers on returningoffice@ucdsu.ie.

For the full list of Class Rep Constituencies check out the list below! 👇

Class Reps 2019/20