Campaigns Representative Roles

What are the Campaigns Representatives?

The part-time roles are unpaid representative positions available in the Students’ Union. There are 6 part-time positions available, but only three roles up for election in March:

  • Equality and Diversity Representative
  • Environmental and Sustainability Representative
  • Irish Language and Culture Representative
  • Mature Student Representative (election taking place next academic year)
  • International Student Representative (election taking place next academic year)
  • Postgraduate Student Representative (election taking place next academic year)

These representatives must be a registered student with University College Cork.

How to run for a Campaigns Representative Role

To be on the ballot for a campaign representative role, candidates must receive 5 nominations from registered UCC Students, collected by a Google Form. The nomination form will be circulated by the Students’ Union upon the open of nominations.

Nominations will open on the 15th of March 2021.

Nominations will close on the 19th of March 2021 at 5pm.

Nomination forms must include candidate’s name, student number, photo of student
card, contact details and title of the position the candidate is running for.

Completed nomination forms must be accompanied by a copy of the candidate’s manifesto, by sending a digital copy to the following email address: Failure to do so will result in the candidate being deemed ineligible to run.

All candidates must scan and email a signed copy of the Election Rules and Regulations Agreement upon submission of their nomination. Candidates signing in acceptance of the rules and regulations and are signing on behalf of their campaign team.

Campaign representative candidates may not spend in excess of €150 on their campaign. A candidate is not permitted to spend more than 1⁄3 of their campaign allowance (up to a max of €100) on social media advertising. For the complete set of regulations surrounding campaign allowances, see Election Regulations 2021.

Candidates must follow all the Election Regulations 2021 or risk being fined and/or disqualified from the election.

Digital hustings will take place on March 24th 2021.

The election will take place online from March 29th to March 31st 2021. Results will be announced by the SU President over the course of the day on April 1st 2021.