The Union Council (UC) consists of approximately 80 members representing every class/group in Mary I. The UC is essential to the running of the Union and beneficial to the running of the College. It also helps involve students more closely in the workings of the Union and the College.
The UC has proven invaluable to the Students’ Union and is mainly used by the Union to inform students of what is happening within the college and also to get feedback from students regarding any problems, suggestions or positive aspects they have found in the College.
Members of the UC also sit on their respective Faculty Forum and represent Students’ views at Faculty level. The Vice-President/ Education Officer is responsible for co-ordinating the UC and organising the election of students to represent their classes. Feel free to make use of the UC to get your views across by approaching your class rep or an Executive Officer.
The Union Council meets every second Wednesday at 6pm.
How do I become a member of Union Council?
In order to become a member of Union Council then you need to be elected as your Class Rep. As the Students’ Union has around 2,700 students to represent and the exec won’t get to talk to each person individually, class reps are elected, by their class through a vote, as the link between their class and the Exec.
Class Representatives (Class Reps)
If you want to become a Class Rep you need to;
- Pick up a nomination form from the Students’ Union office
- Get 25 signatures from members of your class
- Return to the completed form to the SU by the outlined date
The number of Class Representatives for each class depends on the number of students in the class;
- 1-60 Students = 1 Class Rep
- 61-120 Students = up to 2 Class Reps
- 121-250 = up to 3 Class Reps
- 251+ Students = up to 4 Class Reps