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MSU Elections Oct 2017

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MSU Senate Elections

Maynooth Students' Union (MSU) will be holding elections on Tuesday 17th October to fill a number of Senator positions. These senators play a very important role in the democracy of your Students' Union, so it's important that you vote.

--------------- Nominations for the position of FIRST YEAR SENATOR ---------------

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Agaba, Kate
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Blacharska -Elzbieta1
Blacharska, Elzbieta
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Fogarty -Alex
Fogarty, Alex
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Geoghegan, Cillian
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Elected by the first year students of the student body.
Represent the needs and views of first year students to Student Senate to inform MSU policy.
Liaise with first year students to be informed about issues relevant to first year students and be in a position to advise the MSU Executive and MSU Student Senate.


--------------- Nominations for the position of ERASMUS+ SENATOR ---------------

Connolly -Charles
Connolly, Charles
I'm Charles Connolly. I'm 21 years of age and I'm in final year of my BA studying French and computer science. I would love to be the Erasmus + senator. I went to Brussels last year on Erasmus and had one of the best years of my life. If elected, I will work hard to make sure that the needs and views of Erasmus students are represented at the student senate. I would make sure that the Erasmus students who come here have just as good, if not better, experience in Maynooth. I hope to get to meet as many of you Erasmus students as I can!

Kiely -Shauna
Kiely, Shauna
My name is Shauna Kiely, I'm 21 and a final year Media Studies and German student. Last year I completed my Erasmus year in the beautiful city of Bonn, Germany last year. I am running for the position of Erasmus + Senator because I want to make sure all Erasmus students get the best out of their Erasmus experience. I experienced the highs and lows of Erasmus and know how difficult it can be to move abroad, so I would like to be the voice of the students and make sure their needs are met.

Elected by the student body.
Represent the needs and views of Erasmus+ students to Student Senate to inform MSU policy.
Liaise with Erasmus+ students to be informed about issues relevant to Erasmus+ students and be in a position to advise the MSU Executive and MSU Student Senate.


--------------- Nominations for the position of STUDY ABROAD SENATOR ---------------

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Flannery, Dónal
I'm Dónal , I'm in final year here in Maynooth studying Nua-Ghaeilge and sociology . I'm running for study abroad ambassador as I spent the year in Australia last year as a study abroad student myself (whilst also travelling loads and making use of every opportunity over there) and would now love the opportunity to give back to the students Union after having one the best years of my life, In all that I experienced and learnt while abroad. I would love the opportunity to stand as study abroad senator and be able query anything or ask questions on behalf of the students, all the while promoting the idea of going abroad for a year. I'm a global ambassador for the international office and feel that I could be of even more use as study abroad senator if elected.

Elected by the student body.
Represent the needs and views of Study Abroad students to Student Senate to inform MSU policy.
Liaise with Study Abroad students to be informed about issues relevant to Study Abroad students and be in a position to advise the MSU Executive and MSU Student Senate.


--------------- Nominations for the position of CAMPUS LIFE SENATOR ---------------

Mullen -Roisin
Mullen, Róisín
I'm Róisín Mullen and I'm currently in my second year studying Social Science (Social Policy and Sociology). I believe that I would be perfectly suited to the role of Campus Life Senator as I have a wide array of experience when it comes to life as a Maynooth University Student both inside and outside of MSU. Representing the needs of my fellow students is of the upmost importance to me and I will make sure your voice is heard.
Last year, I was the First-Year Representative for the Department of Applied Social Studies, First-Year Representative for Cuallacht Cholmcille (the Irish language society) and Mature Representative for the Tea Society. This year, I am the Public Relations Officer for Cuallacht Cholmcille and the Events Officer for the Mental Health Society.
I maintain that joining societies and being a part of campus life ensures you make the most of the university experience and it has meant that I can walk around campus and end up chatting to so many people while I make my way from the Long Corridor to Iontas. I am the type of person that will say hi first. I am the type of person who will overuse Snapchat and I'm passionate about coffee and Gaeilge.I hope you will give me your vote on polling day for Campus Life Senator, it would be an honour!

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Williamson, Ryan
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Elected by the student body.
Represent the needs and views of students to Student Senate to inform MSU policy to enhance the student experience and student life on campus
Liaise with students to be informed about issues relevant to student life on campus and be in a position to advise the MSU Executive and MSU Student Senate.


--------------- Nominations for the position of GENDER EQUALITY SENATOR ---------------

Young -Fiona
Young, Fiona
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Elected by the student body.
Represent the needs and views of students to Student Senate to inform MSU policy on gender equality and diversity issues
Liaise with students to be informed about issues relevant to gender equality and diversity and be in a position to advise the MSU Executive and MSU Student Senate


--------------- Nominations for the position of LGBT+ SENATOR ---------------

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Boyle, Ciara
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Delz  Louise
Delz, Louise
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Fitzsimons -Eion
Fitzsimons, Eoin
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O-Carroll -Sam
O' Carroll, Sam
I'm Sam. And I'm All About Access: Access to emergency contraception, Access to emergency PEP and Access to More Condoms(+lubrication)!!! I strive to not only be a senator for LGBTQ+ representation but for Sexuality, Period!

 

Elected by the student body.
Represent the needs and views of LGBT+ students and allies to Student Senate to inform MSU policy
Liaise with LGBT+ students and allies to be informed about issues relevant LGBT+ affairs and be in a position to advise the MSU Executive and MSU Student Senate


--------------- Nominations for the position of INDEPENDANT SENATOR (3 POSITIONS) ---------------

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Alinas, John Legard
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Crinion  Brian
Crinion, Brian
My name is Brian Crinion, I am a second year Robotics and Intelligent Devices student and I am running for Independent Senator because I believe I can bring great change to Maynooth University. Great change doesn't have to be one great, big, complicated idea but instead can be a series of simple ones brought together. What I hope to do if elected is to begin talks with Dublin Bus to bring the 66 and the 67 buses closer to the college to avoid the walk to Straffan Road. I want to propose new paths around campus to make it easier to make it to lectures. I want to propose the toilets in the Arts Building get revamped so they don't look like something out of a Stephen King novel. Finally, I hope to set up a shuttle bus system to bring students in from the estates around Maynooth to avoid the walks in on those cold, dark, wet mornings for 9am lectures. Change doesn't have to be hard. A few simple ideas in the right places can make all the difference in the world..

Foley -Ethan
Foley, Ethan
Hello students of Maynooth University, my name is Ethan Foley, I am a 3rd year Law LLB student with previous experience within the SU. I am re-running for the position of Independent senator. If elected I have 4 mandates to submit day one of being elected.
1. Having part-time officers be held to disciplinary procedures following mal attendance. This has been an issue in the past and at the moment there is nothing to compel part-time officers to show up to meetings. What this means is that you the student are not getting represented. 2. Having ballot papers in braille to allow those who are blind to vote without the need of an assistant. This will allow the blind to vote in a way that keeps there voter privacy intact. 3. Sanitary dispencers. Get on campus vending machines in all major bathrooms to provide sanitary products such as tampons, condoms, and wipes. 4. Improve senate branding by having jumpers for all Senate members so senators are easily recognizable to students. This is so they may be approached by students to answer questions and to make suggestions to be brought to the SU. You can follow my Offical Politics page on Facebook @Ethanfoleypolitics please feel free to message me or approach me in person if you have any other ideas for mandates or questions. If you like what I have to offer then please, vote Ethan Foley No.1 for Independent Senator on Tuesday the 17th.

 

Mufuta -Raissa
Mufuta, Raïssa
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Stoian  Victor
Stoian, Victor
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Weyimi-Oboyo -Favor
Weyimi-Oboyo, Favor
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Elected by the student body.
Represent the broad needs, views, and concerns of students to Student Senate to inform MSU policy
Liaise with students to be informed about issues relevant to MSU affairs and be in a position to advise the MSU Executive and MSU Student Senate, while holding them to account


--------------- Nominations for the position of ST. PATRICKS' COLLEGE SENATOR ---------------

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Habimana, Peter
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Elected by the students of St Patricks College.
Represent the needs and views of St Patricks College to Student Senate to inform MSU policy.
Liaise with student and reps of St Patricks College to be informed about issues relevant to students of St Patricks College and be in a position to advise the MSU Executive and MSU Student Senate.


--------------- Nominations for the position of KILKENNY SENATOR ---------------

No nominations received, currently vacant.

MSU Executive Elections

Maynooth Students' Union (MSU) will also be holding elections on Tuesday 17th October to fill a number of Senator positions. These senators play a very important role in the democracy of your Students' Union, so it's important that you vote.

--------------- Nominations for the position of POSTGRADUATE REPRESENTATIVE ---------------

Killian
Brennan, Killian
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Peadar
Maguire, Peadar
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Elected by Postgraduate students..
Represent the needs and views of Postgraduate student on MSU Executive.

 

MSU Election Q&A Session (Also known as Hustings)

On Thursday 12th October there will be Candidate Q&A Session in the SU Venue. Each candidate will get their turn to speak and answer questions from the Returning Officer and the floor. This is your chance to see the candidates in the flesh and pose them questions in advance of the Elections.
 
Hustings: The schedule is as follows: 
 
9:00 am: Study Abroad Senator
9:20 am: St. Patrick Campus Senator
9:40 am: Erasmus+ Senator
10:00 am: Gender Equality Senator
10:20 am: First Year Senator
11:00 am: Post Graduate Senator
11:30 am: Campus Life Senator
11:50 am: LGBT+ Senator
12:20 pm: Independent Senator
 

Election Day

On Tuesday 17th October the actual elections will take place.

To vote you will need to present your Maynooth Student Card or proof of registration- that's it!

Depending on your student type you will receive a number of Ballot Papers for the positions listed above. You indicated your preferred candidate with a '1', your next preferred with '2' and so on.

There will also be an option called 'RON'. RON stands for 'Re-Open Nominations'- giving RON your top preference means that you wish for nominations to be reopened and the election to take place again at a later date.

Polling Stations: You can vote in the following locations from 9am-5pm:  

 

Arts Block on North Campus
John Hume Building (Info Desk)
MU Library on South Campus

 

 

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