PART-TIME OFFICER ELECTIONS

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KEY DATES:

Part-Time Officer Election Timeline 

Event 

Date 

Nominations Open (both FTO & PTO)       

Monday 19th February 2024 @ 9am 

Nominations Close (both FTO & PTO)     

Friday 1st March 2024 @ 1pm 

Student Council Hustings for PTO’s   

Wednesday 13th March 2024 (EQ) 

PTO Polling     

Posgraduate Officer Polling

Wednesday 13th – Thursday 14th March 2024

Tuesday 19th of March - Thursday 21st March 2024. 

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RUN TUDSU: 

Are you ready for the opportunity of a lifetime? 

TU Dublin Students’ Union is currently recruiting candidates it’s for Full-Time and Part-Time Officer  Elections. 

How are YOU gonna RUN TUDSU? 

Nominations are OPEN from the 19th of February until the 1st of March. 

Part-Time Officers are student representative roles, for which students will act in a part-time basis alongside their studies. These positions focus on student rights in specific areas and are as follows: 

  • Gender Equality Officer,  

  • Sustainability Officer,  

  • Access Officer,  

  • Ethnic Diversity Officer,  

  • Mature Student Officer,  

  • International Student Officer,  

  • Gaeilge Officer,  

  • LGBTQ+ Rights Officer,  

  • Disabilities Officer,  

  • Placement Officer. 

  • Postgraduate Officer 

Role Descriptions

Please find a document that outlines the Post Specification for all TU Dublin SU Full-Time and Part-Time Officer roles here: 

Wonder what a year in TU Dublin SU would look like? Check out our Spotlight Document here:

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WHY RUN TUDSU?

Part-Time Officer Package 

Part-Time Officers shall be paid a ‘living wage’ for a maximum of 6 hours weekly.  

Perks and Benefits: 

In your role as a Full Time Officer at the Students’ Union you will be presented with a variation of supports and benefits including but not limited to: 

  • High Quality Leadership Training 
  • Full-Time Staff Support 
  • Occasional all-expenses paid work trips. 
  • Networking Opportunities. 

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HOW TO RUN:

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A SEPARATE PROCESS FOR POSTGRADUATE OFFICER NOMINATIONS (BELOW).

Candidates for the Part-Time Officer positions must be registered TU Dublin Students for their term. 

Running for Part-Time Officer?  

Here’s what you need to do! 

  1. Decide what position you are interested in: Remember, you can only?be nominated for one position; 

  1. Fill out the Nomination Form?- nominations are open between Monday 19th February 9am to Friday 1st March 1pm  

  1. Attend the Student Council meeting on the 14th of March 2024 at 6pm – All the Candidates must attend this meeting. This where the ‘Hustings’ takes place, and each candidate can outline what they hope to achieve if elected, relevant experience, skills, passion, why they should be chosen. They will answer questions from Student Councillors on what they have proposed. 

  1. The Election: Following the Student Council meeting, the Councilors (members of the Council) will receive an online Ballot paper and select the Part-Time Officers of their choice. At the conclusion of the 24-hour voting period, the names of the successful candidates will be announced.  

 
We encourage all TU Dublin students to consider running for a Part-time Officer position.  

Should you have any questions about the Positions, the Nomination process, please contact elections@tudublinsu.ie 

Running for Postgraduate Officer?   

The Postgraduate Officer is a Part-Time position and candidates must be current students registered on a taught Postgraduate programme or as a Research student in TU Dublin.  

Interested in running for election as Postgraduate Officer?  

Here’s what you need to do!  

  1. Decide what position you are interested in: Remember, you can only be nominated for one position;  

  1. Write your Manifesto: this is the document that tells students what you hope to achieve if elected, outlines your experience, skills, passion, why you are the right person to lead the Union etc (See here for tips on how to write a Manifesto). 

  1. Find your Campaign Manager: this is the student who will help you to organise and run your Election Campaign and must be a currently registered TU Dublin student. 

  1. Get the required number of TU Dublin students needed to formally ‘nominate’ you.  Candidates for all positions must get nominated by current students, these are called ‘Proposers’, and are students who support you running as a candidate, and they must sign your Nomination Form. Proposers must be registered TU Dublin students.  For Postgraduate Officer its 25 students. 

  1. Complete the Nomination Form: Nominations open at 9am on Monday 19th February and close at 1pm on Friday 1st March. Apply Here

  1. Get your Proposers details, write your Manifesto and get Election Photo:  Send all to elections@tudublinsu.ie before the close of Nominations at 1pm on Friday 1st of March.   

  1. NOTE: Late / incomplete nominations cannot be accepted – for a successful nomination you need to have filled out the Nomination form correctly and the documents must be received before 1 pm on March 1st.   

After the close of Nominations, you must: 

  1. Attend the Candidates meeting with your Campaign Manager on Monday 4th March 2024 at 6pm.  

  1. Start Campaigning after the candidates meeting!  

Each candidate is allocated a budget for promotional activities. This will be explained in detail at the Candidates meeting 

  1. Attend the ‘Leadership Debate’ on Thursday 14th March 

  1. Voting takes place on all on all TU Dublin campuses from 9.30 to 7.30pm on March 19th, 20th and 21st. 

  1. The Votes will counted on March 22nd and the names of the successful candidates who will lead the Students Union will be announced thereafter.

The Term of Office for the Postgraduate Officer position runs from 1st July 2024 to 30th June 2025. 

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NOMINATION FORMS

  • Part-Time Officer Applicants can - Apply Here
  • Postgraduate Officer Applicants can - Apply Here
  • Or you can Nominate a Mate - Here