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MSU Elections March 2019


MSU ELECTIONS 2019 RESULTS

On Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th March Maynooth students voted for their Senate and Executive Officer Team for 2019/20. The results are below.


FULL-TIME OFFICER POSITIONS

Every year, 4 students are elected to work full-time to improve the lives of students at Maynooth University. They are the voice of Maynooth students, and as part of the MSU Executive play a key role in shaping education, engagement, student welfare and services at the University, and lead MSU as an organisation to make sure it is doing everything it can for its members. These positions take up office on July 01st 2019.

Candidates for the Role of PRESIDENT:

  • De Buitléir, Aindriú
  • Deegan, Katie

Candidates for the Role of VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION:

  • Butler, Michael
  • Dolan, Rachel
  •  McConnell, Stephen

Candidates for the Role of VICE PRESIDENT WELFARE & EQUALITY:

  • Alinas, John Legard
  • Burke, Eoin
  • Harkin, Sinéad
  • Kirwan, Nicole
  • Lyons, David
  • Watts, Ciarán

Candidates for the Role of VICE PRESIDENT WELFARE & EQUALITY:

  • Kenny, Paul
  • Swords-Whelan, Emily

Read all about the Candidates on the dedicated elections page.


PART-TIME OFFICER POSITIONS

Every year, 6 students are elected to work part-time to improve the lives of students at Maynooth University. Together with the 4 Full-Time officers they form the MSU Executive and play a key role in shaping education, engagement, student welfare and services at the University, and lead MSU as an organisation to make sure it is doing everything it can for its members. These positions take up office on July 01st 2019.

Candidates for the Role of Arts, Celtic Studies, & Philosophy Faculty Convenor:

  • Rutledge, Robert

Candidates for the Role of Social Sciences Faculty Convenor:

  • Daly, Niall
  • Keenan, Aine
  • Nagi, Julian

Candidates for the Role of Science & Engineering Faculty Convenor:

  • Lynch, Ryan

Candidates for the Role of Oifigeach na Gaeilge agus Gnóthaí Cúlturtha:

  • MacGabhann, Craig
  • Weiner, Ruairí

Candidates for the Role of Events & Promotions Officer:

  • Ryan, Kevin

Read all about the Candidates on the dedicated elections page.


SENATOR POSITIONS

Every year, students are elected into MSU Senator positions. Together with the 4 Full-Time and 6 Part-Time Officers officers they form the MSU Senate and play a key role in representing the needs and views of students, overseeing the work of the Union and informing MSU policy. In order to ensure the diverse student population is represented on Senate some of the roles have a particular focus. For example; the Green Campus Senator would have an interest in green issues etc. These positions will form part of the MSU Senate for 2019/20 with the first meeting convening in early Semester 1 2019/20.

Result for the Role of Accommodation Senator:

  • Travers, Anna

Candidates for the Role of Campus Life Senator:

  • McLaughlin, Gavan
  • Orofiamma, Aldo

Candidates for the Role of Charity Senator:

  • Yau, Cameron

Candidates for the Role of Community Senator:

  • Cosgrove, Liam

Candidates for the Role of Commuter Senator:

  • Gill, Jason

Candidates for the Role of DARE Senator:

  • Fanning, Gavin

Candidates for the Role of Gender Equality Senator:

  • Murray, Aoife

Candidates for the Role of Green Campus Senator:

  • Hynes, Aoife

Candidates for the Role of Independant Senator (4 positions available):

  • Buckley, Luke
  • Khalil, Jana
  • Masterson, Seán
  • Ward, Ross

Candidates for the Role of LGBT+ Senator:

  • Dowdall-Cullen, Megan

Candidates for the Role of Mature Student Senator:

  • Scanlon, Kevin
  • Rochford, Aisling

Candidates for the Role of St. Patricks College Senator:

  • King, Ben

Read all about the Candidates on the dedicated elections page.


Question & answer sessions

The Question & Answer Sessions (aka Hustings) are an opportunity for you to see the candidates in action and to ask questions of their manifestos and reasons for running. Candidates will have an opportunity to address the crowd before questions are put to them. The Returning Officer will chair these sessions and questions can be submitted to the Chair. This is your chance to make the candidates work for your prescious vote!

🗳️// MSU Elections Q&A Sessions (aka Hustings) Schedule //🗳️

All Senate Positions
⏰Tuesday 5th March | 1pm - 3pm
📍Your Space @ MSU

VP Clubs, Societies & Student Engagement / VP Welfare & Equality
⏰Wednesday 6th March | 7pm - 9pm
📍JH1

Part Time Executive Officers
⏰Thursday 7th | 1pm-3pm
📍Your Space @ MSU

VP Education / MSU President
⏰Thursday 7th | 7pm - 9pm
📍JH2

When does voting take place?

The MSU Elections take place on Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th March in the following locations; 
09.30 - 18.00 in the Arts Block.
09.30 - 18.00 in the Library Foyer.
09.30 - 18.00 in the John Hume building at the Info Desk.

How do I cast my vote?

For each Ballot Paper you receive you mark your preferred candidate with a '1', your next preferred with a '2' and so on. Selecting 'Re-Open Nominations' as your No. 1 means that you are not happy with the candidates provided and wish for the Nomination process to be reopened.

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