Student Senate Elections

MSU student senate Elections MARCH 2024
 

It all starts with a nomination form!

Nominate yourself to run for Election.
Download an MSU Student Senate Nomination Form or collect one at the MSU Info Centre.

About the MSU Student Senate

The MSU Student Senate is made up of 47 students who represent 6 panels and 24 interest groups. Of the 47 members, 30 are directly elected as members of the MSU Student Senate annually. In addition to supporting the work of the MSU Executive, the MSU Student Senate develops and determines Union policy and ensures that members of the MSU Executive are held accountable for the conduct of their respective roles.
 

What Positions are available?

MSU Student Senate Position

Seats Available

Nomination Forms Received

Taught Postgraduate Senator

2

0

Research Postgraduate Senator

2

0

Accommodation Senator

1

0

Active Citizenship Senator

1

1

Campus Life Senator

1

0

Charity Senator

1

0

Clubs Senator 

1

0

Community Senator

1

1

Commuter Senator

1

1

DARE Senator

1

0

Ethnic Diversity Senator

1

0

Environmental Sustainability Senator

1

0

Frobel Senator

1

0

Gender Equality Senator

1

0

HEAR Senator

1

0

International Student Senator

1

0

LGBTQ+ Senator

1

2

Mature Student Senator

1

0

Mincéir Senator

1

0

Parents & Carers Senator

1

0

Part-Time Course Senator

1

0

Societies Senator

1

0

St Patrick’s Pontifical University Senator

1

0

Study Abroad & Erasmus + Senator

1

1

Independent Senator

4

0

Information accurate as of 12:47 PM on Monday, 26 February 2024.
 

The Term of Office for MSU Student Senate positions is from the date of their election to 30 June 2025.

Candidates for the Student Senate positions must be registered MU/SPPU students for their term.
 

Interested in running for one of the MSU Student Senate positions? What’s next?

  • Decide what position you’d like to run for. Remember, you can only be nominated for one position.
  • Complete the Nomination Form. Nomination Forms are available from 9 AM on Tuesday, 20 February 2024 to 1 PM on Thursday, 29 February 2024. (Nomination Forms may be obtained online at www.MSU.ie/election or from the MSU Info Centre).
  • Get the required number of MU/SPPU students needed to ‘nominate/propose’ you. For any nomination to be valid it must have the signatures and corresponding student numbers of the required number of students (‘Proposers’). Proposers must be registered students of MU/SPPU.
  • Find your Campaign Manager: this is the student who will help you to organise and run your election campaign.
  • 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.
     

NOTE: Late or 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 Thursday, 29 February 2024.

Students with any questions about the positions up for election, the nomination process, campaigning, etc can contact returning.officers@msu.ie.