Caucuses 2019/2020

Caucuses 2019/2020

What is a Caucus?

A caucus is a group of at least 5 Senators who have grouped together and meet to progress a specific interest.

How to Make a Caucus

  1. Think of the purpose of your caucus.

  2. Find at least four other Senators to join your caucus.

  3. Name the Caucus

  4. Write three or more points that detail what you want to do in the caucus. This is called the ‘Statement of Intent’.

  5. Fill out the Caucus Recognition Form.

  6. Get each person to sign the Caucus Recognition Form, and then sign in the Caucus Promoter Space if you want to be the one to formally apply for caucus recognition.

  7. Send the completed Caucus Recognition Form, to the Clerk at student.senate@msu.ie.

  8. The Caucus Promoter shall receive an email stating that the caucus has been either approved or rejected.

  9. Once approved, the Caucus Promoter shall arrange a caucus meeting in which a Caucus Leader must be elected first.

  10. Notify the Clerk at student.senate@msu.ie as to who the Caucus Leader of the caucus is.

  11. Done!

Caucus Name: Academic Affairs Caucus

Caucus Leader: Nicole Carr - HEAR Senator

Statement of Intent

  • Represent the opinions of students on issues relating to academic affairs in the University.
  • Reflect on and critique past policy and plan future policies that relate to academic affairs.
  • To act in a role of co-operation with the Vice President for Education and their work.

Membership

  1. Nicole Carr - HEAR Senator (Leader)
  2. Craig mac Gabhann
  3. Conor Phelan
  4. Raïssa Mufuta
  5. Michaela Waters
  6. Rebecca Mahon
  7. Niall Daly
  8. Tzirath Perez
  9. Bukky Adebowale
  10. Eibhlin Fortune
  11. Endurance Kalabor - Ethnic Diversity Senator
Caucus Name: L.E.A.D. Caucus

 

Caucus Promoter: Liam Cosgrove

Caucus Leader:  Liam Cosgrove

Statement of Intent

  • To promote and support the L.E.A.D. Initiative in MSU Student Senate, where possible.
  • To help form MSU policy on political issues and open a much-needed debate and dialogue on these issues in MSU’s governing body.
  • To act as a quality control/check on all MSU policy and activities in relation to Leadership, Engagement, Awareness, and Democracy and to give feedback, criticisms or suggestions where possible

Membership

  1. Liam Cosgrove - Community Senator (Caucus Promoter, Caucus Leader, & Founder Member)
  2. Niamh Lynch - Erasmus+ Study Abroad Senator (Founder Member)
  3. Luke Buckley - Independent Senator (Founder Member)
  4. Eibhlin Fortune - Science & Engineering Faculty Assembly Member to Senate (Founder Member)
  5. Nicole Carr - HEAR Senator (Founder Member)
  6. Anna Travers - Accommodation Senator
  7. Cameron Yau - Charity Senator
  8. Kelly Rennick - Societies Council Member to Senate 
  9. Aoife Hynes - Green Campus Senator

Caucus Name: Student Life Caucus

Caucus Leader: Gavan McLaughlin

Statement of Intent

  • To review past events and policies that affect Clubs and Societies, the social life of students, charitable causes that the Union pursues, and the community of Maynooth.
  • To promote and engage with events and policies that effect Clubs and Societies, the social life of students, charitable causes that the Union pursues, and the community of Maynooth.
  • To plan future possible policies and events that would affect Clubs and Societies, the social life of students, charitable causes that the Union pursues, and the community of Maynooth.

Membership

  1. Gavan McLaughlin (Leader)
  2. David Lyons - Society Council Member to Senate (Standing Member)
  3. Joseph Kinahan - Club Council Member to Senate (Standing Member)
  4. Kelly Rennick
  5. Owen Doyle
  6. Jason Gill
  7. Kate Hawkins
  8. Luke Buckley
  9. Cameron Yau
  10. Niamh Lynch