EXECUTIVE ELECTION CANDIDATES 2021/22

EXECUTIVE ELECTION CANDIDATES 2021/22

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.

 

Elections for these positions take place each year in Semester 2.

 

All students are eligible to run for these roles. 

 

President

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Edward Leonard

Setting the Wheels in Motion

Bio:

My name is Edward Leonard. I'm 23, I'm a final year Law with Politics student from Roscommon and I'm running to become your next UCDSU President. 

I've twice been a UCDSU Class Representative and I'm a former UCDSU Law College Officer. I've the experience and drive to ensure UCDSU does what it does best - represent students and make students' lives better. 

I want to increase student engagement; for UCDSU to be vocal on local and national issues; and to lobby for increased student supports. 

I'd highly appreciate it if you'd vote Leonard number 1. Setting the Wheels in Motion. 

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Ruairí Power

The Power to Get Things Done

Bio:

I'm from Clarecastle in Co. Clare and for the past year I've been working as your Welfare Officer. 

I first got involved with the SU coordinating the protests against rent increases on campus last year because I believe nobody should be priced out of studying at UCD. 

I have experience of getting the job done, the vision of what's needed and I'm asking for your trust to build a stronger, more democratic and transparent union. 

My priorities are increased investment in student support services, affordability, accessibility and pushing for more transparency on decisions made by UCD Management.

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Liam Coyle

Better Student Life

Bio:

Hi, my name is Liam Coyle and I am running for the position of SU President. I am from County Longford, right in the heart of rural Ireland. I grew up on a farm and was very privileged to study Commerce at UCD, being one of the only three students from my class to make it to Dublin having received a UCD scholarship. 

I enjoy all things Business and am currently in my final year at UCD

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Molly Greenough

Mental Health Over UCD'S Wealth

My name is Molly Greenough and I’m running to be your next Welfare Officer. Originally from Massachusetts, I’m 21 and in my final year of Law with Social Justice.

 

I’ve been involved with the SU since second year when I was elected as class representative. I went on to be elected as Law College Officer and am the current Mental Health Campaign Coordinator. I’m passionate about supporting students and fighting for better mental health services, affordable housing, and harm reduction policies. When I was at my lowest, the SU was there for me.

 

With your number one vote, I will be there for you too.

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Aoife Bracken

Back Bracken to put students first.

Bio:

I am a final year Politics and International Relations student. I have been a Class Representative, Auditor of PolSoc, and a volunteer with UCDVO. I also have a very basic grasp of German from my time on Erasmusm which mostly relates to asking for a beer, coffee or currywurst. 

I am an avid reader (or at least I try to read as much as I did when I was younger) and I am currently trying to - very slowly - make my way through Dubliners. 

At the moment you'll either find me in the library or walking to my local coffee shop. 

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Carla Gummerson

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I have heart, I have vision, that is why voting for me is a good decision!

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Bio:

My name is Carla Gummerson. I am from County Wicklow. I recently completed my Master's in Public Policy after completing a Bachelor of Social Science, specialising in Social Policy, Sociology and Social Justice. 

I am an advocate and activist, this is something I have done both internally and externally in UCD. I am passionate about social justice, period justice, social policy and equality for individuals. 

Although, my biggest love is for my dogs, they are a huge part of my life. 

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Campaigns & Engagement

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Darryl Horan

Slogan:

Building Student Power

Bio:

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My name is Darryl Horan, I'm a Masters Student in Global History and I'm running to be your next Campaigns and Engagement Officer.

The central theme of my campaign is re-engaging students and I have a plan to how we are going to get there. We are going to build on the successes of last year, more town-halls, more thematic weeks, and trying to address the big issues.

I want to meet students where they are at, in ways that wasn't possible because of our restrictions, only this way we can build student power.

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Entertainment

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Sarah Michalek

Bio:

Hey! My name is Sarah Michalek and I'm re-running to be your Entertainments Officer!

I'm 22 and finished my Masters of Psychological Science in UCD last year. I am re-running because I want to build on what I have achieved this year, do much more than I have been able to thus far as restrictions ease (hopefully sooner than later!) and I believe my experience from this year has given me important insight into the ins-and-outs of event management, both online and in-person!

I believe you should vote for me because of my experience and most importantly, because I care about the students and want to give them back the amazing experiences I was provided with during my time in UCD!

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