MSU Executive Elections

Full-Time Executive Officer Positions

Run For Executive

Every year, 4 students are elected to work full-time to improve the lives of students at Maynooth University (MU) and Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth (SPCM). They are the voice of Maynooth students, and as part of the Maynooth Students’ Union (MSU) Executive play a key role in shaping education, engagement, student welfare and services at the University, and lead MSU as an organisation to make sure it is doing everything it can for its members.

Don’t worry if that sounds like a big step up - you’ll get plenty of support along the way! MSU has a staff team with professional skills in everything from commercial activity to research and events planning. Most importantly, they are experts in helping students like you to learn and develop so you can be as effective as possible in your role.

MSU President: is the official spokesperson for MSU and represents students in terms of how they interact with MSU through democracy, communications and services, and leads on finance issues, administration and delivering MSU’s annual plan of work.

MSU Vice President Education: represents students on all aspects of academic and educational support matters and ensures that all students’ voices are represented on academic issues within MSU and University.

MSU Vice President Welfare & Equality: represents students on accommodation, finance, equality and wellbeing issues, and ensures that all students’ voices are represented on welfare issues within MSU and University.

MSU Vice President Student Life: represents Clubs & Societies at all levels with MSU and University, and leads on support for Clubs & Societies, volunteering and community engagement.

Why should I run?

Make a lasting difference to student life.
This is the big one: no matter how good your time at Maynooth might have been, we imagine there are things you wish were different or aspects you think could be improved. As an Officer you can help make that change happen - officers sit at all levels within MU and ensure the student voice is strong. If you want to keep making change, you’ll leave with the skills and experience to do it effectively for the rest of your life. If you don’t, you’ll leave Maynooth knowing you helped make things better for the students coming after you. It’s a win either way!

Get to know the University like you never have before.
Officers are a vital part of MU decision-making, sitting on committees at every level and working with senior staff from every Faculty and Service. You’ll gain understanding of how things can change and improve at a MU, and be able to go straight to decision-makers to make that change happen.

Be part of a vibrant community.
With 3 other full-time officers, 6 part-time officers, 80+ part-time and full-time staff  and 100s of student leaders and volunteers, you’ll get to know some pretty amazing people. Time and again officers look back at MSU as one of the most social, inclusive and energising places they’ve worked in.

Think of it as the most unique grad scheme out there.
Where else could you step straight into the top leadership role of such a large organisation? We’ll invest time and money developing you as a leader, and help you build skills in your areas of focus - welfare, education, policy, research, events and much more. Previous Officers have used their experience to do some pretty amazing things and we’re excited to see where you will be in 5 years time!

HOW DO I PUT mYSELF FORWARD?

It all starts with a Nomination Form!
Download: Executive Elections 2020 Nomination Form [PDF]

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PART-Time Executive Officer Positions

Every year, 6 students are elected to work part-time to improve the lives of students at Maynooth University (MU) and Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth (SPCM). Together with the 4 Full-Time officers they form the MSU Executive and play a key role in shaping education, engagement, student welfare and services at the University, and lead MSU as an organisation to make sure it is doing everything it can for its members.

The roles are part-time and voluntary and you must be a current MU or SPCM student to hold one of these positions. But don’t worry - support will be put in place to ensure you are able to effectively deliver as part of the MSU Executive team.

Arts Celtic Studies and Philosophy Faculty Convenor: chair of their Faculty Council and liaison with the Executive on matters relating to students of their Faculty.

Social Sciences Faculty Convenor: chair of their Faculty Council and liaison with the Executive on matters relating to students of their Faculty.

Science and Engineering Faculty Convenor: chair of their Faculty Council and liaison with the Executive on matters relating to students of their Faculty.

Postgraduate Representative: facilitate at least 2 meetings of postgraduate students and liaison with the Executive on matters relating to postgraduate students.

Doctoral Postgraduate Representative: facilitate at least 2 meetings of doctoral postgraduate students and liaison with the Executive on matters relating to doctoral postgraduate students.

Oifigeach na Gaeilge agus Gnóthaí Cultúrtha: promote the use of Irish language within MSU and represent the interests of relevant international, linguistic and cultural groups to the Executive.

Why should I run?

Keep MSU  heading in the right direction.
MSU exists for its members - that’s students like you! - and it is important that it develops and grows to keep supporting the student body. Your insight into the student experience at Maynooth will help ensure that decisions the Executive makes are in the best interests of our members.

Use your skills to give back to the student community.
Whether it's something you’ve picked up through your studies, extracurriculars, or working life, we know that Maynooth students have some amazing expertise to share. Your insights could be invaluable and help us succeed in our mission of delivering the best student life.

HOW DO I PUT mYSELF FORWARD?

It all starts with a Nomination Form!
Download: Executive Elections 2020 Nomination Form [PDF]