Full-Time Officer Roles

What are the Full-Time Officer Roles?

The Officer roles are the full time paid positions available in the Students’ Union. There are 6 positions available:

  • President
  • Education Officer
  • Welfare Officer
  • Communications and Engagement Officer
  • Commercial and Fundraising Officer
  • Entertainments Officer

These officers are required to take a paid 12-month sabbatical year of leave starting in the summer. They must be a registered student with University College Cork.

How to run for an Officer Role

To be on the ballot for a sabbatical position, candidates must receive 10 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: elections@uccsu.ie. 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.

Sabbatical candidates may not spend in excess of €300 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.