UCDSU is delighted to announce that voting   took place online  Tuesday 28 April at 9am

 to Thursday 30 April at 9pm. 

 UCD Students' Union elects six   full time Sabbatical Officers and   nine part time College Officers.   Together they are known as the   Executive. 



UCDSU will be holding a By-Election for the position of Graduate Officer on the 10th & 11th June. You can find out more about the candidates below 👇 

Graduate Officer candidates 2020/21

Carla Gummerson

Carla Gummerson

Aaditya Shah

Aaditya Shah

Rekha Vishnu Nagargoje

Rekha Vishnu Nagargoje

Carla Gummerson

Nominated for: Graduate Officer

My Name is Carla Gummerson, I am 32 and I am currently studying a Master of Public


I completed my undergraduate degree in 2019, it was in Social Science studying Social Policy and Sociology. During my undergraduate degree I was a peer mentor and Social Science Ambassador for two years, being a mentor was one of the best experiences of my time in UCD. It allowed me to share such invaluable knowledge, this was to make the lives of first year students that bit easier.

Over the last two years I have been the auditor of the Mature Students Society. During my time as auditor my skills in leadership and teamwork has excelled. Being the auditor I was able to help out in many roles, from ordinary member to treasurer giving me knowledge in diverse areas of the society.

As a society we fundraised for Homeless Period Ireland and raising much needed awareness surrounding period poverty. We have integrated ourselves into the mature student life. This was the first place I got to meet post graduate students on a personal level. The society is a place for postgraduates to meet other students who have the same responsibilities and needs internally and externally. Which in turn can help them to feel integrated into UCD life.

I feel I have always been an advocate for the student body. I was the student voice on various committees. I personally feel that from these activities, that I have gain the knowledge and skills to be an effective graduate officer. I would love to have the chance to be an advocate for postgraduate students.


Carla's Manifesto: (Click Image to read)

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Aaditya Shah

Nominated for: Graduate Officer

Hello UCD,

This is Aaditya Shah, a 23-year-young post graduate student, pursuing Masters in Engineering Management at UCD, contesting elections for the role of Graduate Officer at the UCD Student's Union.


I've completed my bachelor's in Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Mumbai, India. I have been in Ireland since August 2019. I was the elected as Class Rep. I got myself engaged with multiple on campus activities to get the most out of the time at UCD. Also, I initiated the Students for Fees Compensation Campaign to raise voice of the students against UCD, in order to gain a portion of fees back to the students who asked for it, it is still running, and if you would want to join, just look for the name mentioned in bold on Facebook. 

You can find me: 

Facebook: Aaditya Shah for UCDSU Graduate
Instagram: @aadityaforgraduateofficer  



Aaditya's Manifesto: (Click Image to read)


Rekha Vishnu Nagargoje

Nominated for: Graduate Officer

Rekha is a professional digital marketer and pursuing her dreams to collaborate in society with extracurricular activities. She is working for an NGO for girls' education and helping UCD to enhance the experience for international students with the contribution through the Student Advisory Board.

Her leadership skills and inter-cultural understanding helped her to serve best to fellow and colleagues during the academic year. Rekha is the event representative at ISS for Smurfit campus. And she worked for a project of Ireland based NGO to shape their digitalization. She is the group captain at Online Google Marketing Challenge. Now, she is willing to volunteer at UCD and implement all those suggestion that she had received during the academic year. Being an international student she understands the pain points of Non-EU.


Rekha worked in various groups with EU students. Also, stayed with the Irish family at Dublin, which encouraged her to understand EU culture and enabled her to adopt Irish culture. She will always be open to listen to your concerns, suggestions and complaints. Rekha will always be there to help you, to connect you to authorised people for further consultations and help all to build the community through various networking events.

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