MSU Student Senate

 


The Sixth Session of the MSU Student Senate has now come to a close.


The Student Senate is a body of elected students that represent different faculties and interest groups around campus. When a student is elected to the Senate they become a Senator. Senate has a few functions. Firstly, the members of the executive must give officer reports for scrutiny.  The policies that the union takes are also decided here. MSU senators can debate and mandate executive officers to undertake certain tasks.
 
If you would like to get involved in Senate there will be elections in March and October. Make sure to get yourself over to the front desk and collect your Nomination Form.

 

Key Dates | MSU Student Senate

Members | MSU Student Senate

Communiqué | MSU Student Senate (Sixth Session)

Policy Manual | MSU Student Senate

 

Policy Book 

Student Senate Mandates

Code

Mandate Name

Date Passed

Expiry Date

S/M/4.001|1-19|

Sourcing and Display of Consent and Sexual Harassment Pole Banners

23/10/2019

23/10/2022

S/M/4.002|1-19|

Competition in Public Transportation to Maynooth University & St. Patrick's College Maynooth

23/10/2019

23/10/2022

S/M/4.003|1-19|

Active Engagement with the ‘Fridays for Future’ Protests

23/10/2019

23/10/2022

S/M/4.004|1-19|

MSU Support of the Catalan Independence movement

23/10/2019

23/10/2022

S/M/4.005|2-19|

Accessible Documentation

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.006|2-19|

Accommodation Strategy

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.007|2-19|

Direct Provision Reform

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.008|2-19|

Gender Identity and Gender Expression Policy

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.009|2-19|

Menstrual Health, Sanitary Products, & Sanitary Disposal Units

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.010|2-19|

Mental Health Training

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.011|2-19|

Sexual Health and Consent Promotion on Campus

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.012|2-19|

MSU Support for the Implementation of a Coherent Anti-Bullying Policy for Maynooth University Students

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.013|2-19|

Motion to Increase Wheelchair Accessibility on Campus

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.014|2-19|

EOAC Implementation: Officer Report Circulation

20/11/2019

20/11/2022

S/M/4.015|3-19|

Demand for Action on the Student Funding Crisis

11/12/2019

11/12/2022

Code

Mandate Name

Date Passed

Expiry Date

S/M/4.016|3-19|

MSU take action against second hand smoking within John Paul II Library

11/12/2019

11/12/2022

S/M/4.017|3-19|

Motion to Increase the Number of Brown Bins on Campus

11/12/2019

11/12/2022

S/M/4.018|3-19|

Stance Against Light Natural Gas in Ireland

11/12/2019

11/12/2022

S/M/4.019|3-19|

Climate Emergency Motion

11/12/2019

11/12/2022

S/M/4.021|E1-19|

The Introduction of Charges to Maynooth University Student Health Centre

17/12/2019

17/12/2022

S/M/4.022|4-20|

Maynooth University Close for National Elections

19/02/2020

19/02/2023

S/M/4.024|4-20|

The Promotion of MSU Student Senate

19/02/2020

19/02/2023

S/M/4.025|4-20|

FoodCloud

19/02/2020

19/02/2023

S/M/4.026|4-20|

Senate Wall

19/02/2020

19/02/2023

S/M/4.028|5-20|

Maynooth Bike Scheme

11/03/2020

11/03/2023

S/M/4.030|5-20|

Demand for Action on Student Funded Levy Projects

11/03/2020

11/03/2023

S/M/4.031|6-20|

Irish Language Campaign Visibility

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/4.032|6-20|

Promotion of Cúpla Focal

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/4.033|6-20|

Executive Officer Report Training

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/4.034|6-20|

Policy Manual Update to MSU Student Senate

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/4.035|6-20|

MSU Constitution Update to MSU Student Senate

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/4.036|6-20|

MSU Independence Dossier

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/4.037|6-20|

Financial Transparency

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

Code

Mandate Name

Date Passed

Expiry Date

S/M/4.038|6-20|

Fairtrade

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/4.039|6-20|

International Students Orientation

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/4.040|6-20|

Ethnic Diversity Awareness Campaign

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/4.041|6-20|

MSU Position on Publicly Funded Education

29/04/2020

29/04/2023

S/M/5.001|2-20|

MSU Support of Seanad Reform

25/11/2020

25/11/2023

S/M/5.002|2-20|

MSU Student Email Communication

25/11/2020

25/11/2023

S/M/5.003|2-20|

Student Study Space on Maynooth Campus

25/11/2020

25/11/2023

S/M/5.004|2-20|

Mandate for Action on the 2020 Climate Bill

25/11/2020

25/11/2023

S/M/5.005|2-20|

Emergency Motion to MSU Student Senate on Campaigning against Image Based Sexual Abuse

25/11/2020

25/11/2023

S/M/5.006|2-20|

Lobbying for the Establishment of a Childcare Fund

25/11/2020

25/11/2023

S/M/5.007|2-20|

Lobbying for the Establishment of a T-Fund

25/11/2020

25/11/2023

S/M/5.008|2-20|

Maynooth University Accommodating Clubs & Societies with Premises and Assistance

25/11/2020

25/11/2023

S/M/5.009|2-20|

International Students Day Commemoration

25/11/2020

25/11/2023

S/M/5.010|3-20|

Alteration of MU’s Name Change System

16/12/2020

16/12/2023

S/M/5.011|3-20|

Disclosure of Lecturers’ and Department
Representatives’ Personal Pronouns in Emails

16/12/2020

16/12/2023

Code

Mandate Name

Date Passed

Expiry Date

S/M/5.012|4-21|

‘How to Use Your Union’ Infographics

17/02/2021

17/02/2024

S/M/5.013|4-21|

The Organisation of a Trade & Tenant Union Fair and the Promotion of Trade & Tenant Union Membership

17/02/2021

17/02/2024

S/M/5.014|4-21|

Student Virtual Safe Space

17/02/2021

17/02/2024

S/M/5.015|4-21|

Sourcing Student Support

17/02/2021

17/02/2024

S/M/5.016|5-21|

Creation and Circulation of a list of Irish Language Phrases to the MSU Student Senate

10/03/2021

10/03/2024

S/M/5.017|5-21|

Agency and Consultation over Student Deadlines

10/03/2021

10/03/2024

S/M/5.018|5-21|

Motion to Lobby Relevant Parties AGAINST the Proposed Leaving Certificate Irish Curriculum

10/03/2021

10/03/2024

S/M/5.019|5-21|

Promotion of Supports for Students with Disabilities

10/03/2021

10/03/2024

S/M/5.020|5-21|

Creation and Promotion of Graphics Detailing What Halal Food is in an Effort to Combat Islamophobia and Promote a More Diverse and Inclusive Students’ Union

10/03/2021

10/03/2024

S/M/5.021|5-21|

Amendment to Maynooth University’s ‘General Rules of the University’ through Executive Lobbying

10/03/2021

10/03/2024

S/M/5.022|5-21|

MU & MSU Sexual Harassment Policy Review

10/03/2021

10/03/2024

S/M/5.023|5-21|

ISL Interpreter to be Present at Student Senate

10/03/2021

10/03/2024

Code

Mandate Name

Date Passed

Expiry Date

S/M/5.024|5-21|

 Separation of the Vice President Welfare & Equality into Vice President Welfare and Vice President Equality

10/03/2021

10/03/2024

S/M/5.025|6-21|

Clubs & Societies COVID-19 Booklet

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.026|6-21|

The Release of Capitation Details made by the University to Clubs & Societies

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.027|6-21|

Trans Healthcare & Support Resource Provision

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.028|6-21|

Circulation of a List of the Official Irish Language Titles of Members of the MSU Student Senate

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.029|6-21|

Accessibility of Lectures

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.030|6-21|

Opposition to Industrial Relations Act 1990

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.031|6-21|

Living Wage

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.032|6-21|

Migrant Rights

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.033|6-21|

Action on Decriminalisation of Drugs Referendum

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.034|6-21|

Peer Support Group for Students

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.035|6-21|

Lobbying for the Establishment of a Support Fund for Students with Diverse Needs

14/04/2021

14/04/2024

S/M/5.036|6-21|

Bullying and Anti-Harassment Policy

16/04/2021

16/04/2024

S/M/5.037|6-21|

Prayer Room on Campus

16/04/2021

16/04/2024

S/M/5.038|6-21|

Continued Action on Student Funded Levy Project

16/04/2021

16/04/2024

S/M/5.039|6-21|

Comprehensive Mental Healthcare Provision in Ireland

16/04/2021

16/04/2024

Code

Mandate Name

Date Passed

Expiry Date

S/M/5.040|6-21|

Continuation of Online Arrangements

16/04/2021

16/04/2024

S/M/5.041|6-21|

Annual Postgraduate Panel

16/04/2021

16/04/2024

S/M/5.042|6-21|

MSU Officer Neutrality in other Student Union Elections

16/04/2021

16/04/2024