Becoming a Class Rep
What is a Class REP?
A Class REP strives to make the college experience of every single student here better. Why should YOU run for class rep, it’s a chance to try something new, it looks great on a CV, you’ll meet new people and gain new skills, as well as that you could make the life of every student that comes through Maynooth better. No pressure though, it’s pretty simple!
As a Class REP you’ll provide the vital link between both the officers of the Union (Leon, Darragh, Aoife and Niamh) and the general student body. You’ll be a member of Union Council which is the main decision making body of the union, basically you’ll be there to give a voice to you class, whether this is coming into me to say that your class feels X about y, or going to a lecturer and saying that it would be much nicer if they did x instead of y.
What does a Class REP do?
As a representative of your class you’ll also be able to organise some fun for them! This is much more fun side of being a REP, organising a night out in the SU or a trip away somewhere, setting up a facebook page for you class, ordering hoodies, the options in this part are only limited by your creativity!
Being a class rep also looks great on your CV, at some point in your life you’re almost guaranteed to use some of the skills that you practice as a class rep as part of your career. This could be public speaking skills to make a presentation, negotiation skills to make a sale (or to buy something), event planning, management, the list is endless!
So to sum it up, being a Class REP offers you to the chance to learn some new skills, practice some old ones, make some new friends, improve the university and have a lot of fun while doing it all! Basically you get a great reward for your work, so why not run for Class REP and represent your class?
New for 2017: MSU Class REP Badges
MSU Open Badges let you easily share your work as a Class Rep with your professional profile and showcase your skills and achievements to employers. During Class REP Training you will learn how to keep track of all your achievements as a Rep and earn different badges that recognise all of your hard work. Can you get them all!