Hi, how are ya? My name is Alan Hayes and I’m your Students’ Union President for the coming year. I was born and bred in Kilkenny (no I don’t play hurling). I just finished my degree in Social Science. I’ve always tried to be active in student life. I represented UCC Clubs in both soccer and squash. I’ve also acted as secretary and Volunteer for Niteline for my first two years of college. I ran for President of the SU because I believe that I could use my experience from co founding a mental health charity in Kilkenny and Laois (The Thomas Hayes Trust).
My main roles are leading and managing the Students’ Union team throughout the year to ensure that we do our utmost to give each and every student the best experience and most beneficial time here in UCC.
I represent the students on many different committees and boards of directors to make sure that students always have a voice, and your needs and wants are adhered to as much as possible. To ensure I’m representing you as best I can, if ye have any thoughts make sure to let me know so I can have them brought to the University’s attention.
I represent the students in the media if there are any issues arising. I am here to represent you, the student, to the best of my ability and will always back the students.
I am in control of the finances of the Students’ Union, and before you ask, yes I always had that helicopter before I took this job, that is just a coincidence. We will make sure that we run great events of various magnitudes ranging from entertainment and education to welfare and informative.
From a personal point of view, I really want to express how proud I am to represent you all, and that I will do everything to the best of my ability throughout the year. I would love if people got onto me about different thoughts and ideas they have for the year, or even get onto me just for a chat about anything and everything. Feel free to give me a call/email or call up to the office, or better yet just chat to me on campus.
On behalf of myself, Kelly, Niamh, Faye, David and Aaron, we wish you all the best for the year and we hope to serve you as best we can.
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