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

Elections for the 2020 / 2021 academic year will take place on 1-2 April 2020.

Whether you are interested in representing students, campaigning and activism, projecting student voices, helping students with academic issues, helping students in a crisis, putting on events that students will love or sitting on boards and changing University policies, there is a place here for you. Bring your ideas and spend a year making them a reality. The power is in your hands.

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

In short, 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 an election yourself or by voting or both! To learn all about it visit  and come along to our SU Election events this week.

SU Elections - Nominations Open Event - Briefing and SU Tour

Monday 24 February

4pm - 5pm – Fitzgerald Chamber 

All students are welcome!

If you are interested in running for an Executive position or if you are just thinking about it, you are welcome to come to the Nominations Open Event and tour of the Students’ Union.

You will be able to collect your nomination form at this event.

Get to know about the role you are interested in and how it fits into the greater Union. We will also give you a run through of how SU elections work and what to expect.

There will be an opportunity to speed friend with current Sabbats and Union Staff to ask any questions you have about your campaign, manifesto points or the role or work of the Union.

There will also be an opportunity to take a tour of the Union, to see the set up and the space you will be working in if you are elected to a Sabbatical Officer position.

SU Elections Workshop – Empowering Diversity

Wednesday 26 February 

5pm-7pm   Quad Room, Old Student Centre

This year we want to empower all students to run for election. UCD has over 32,000 students, which means we have students from all backgrounds. UCDSU needs to have a diverse Executive in order to represent the diverse needs of our students.

The SU Elections Empowering Diversity Workshop will take place on Wednesday 26th February in the Quad Room at 5pm. It is aiming to empower students who feel their voice is underrepresented in the Union and to encourage diverse candidates to run campaigns.

The workshop will go through campaign strategy, public speaking and allow attendees to ask any questions they may have. We hope it will give you all the tools and confidence you need to run a strong campaign.

We strongly encourage women, LGBTQ+ students, international students, students from diverse backgrounds, students with a disability, sanctuary students, access students and all students to run for Executive Roles.

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