Congress is the Democratic heart of USI.
Each year hundreds of student representatives convene to elect our leadership, direct the policies and set the agenda for the moment for the years ahead. This hub (under constant construction) will hold all the information for delegates and delegation leaders.
Congress takes place this year at Treacy’s West County Hotel in Ennis, Co, Clare. Here’s the Hotel Website and Directions.
If it’s your first time at USI Congress, it can be a little bit daunting. This quick guide will explain it all.
Delegate Leaders Hub
Delegation leaders have special responsibilities before and during USI Congress. Find out more.
Before USI Congress can happen, we have to follow a number of procedures. Here are the most important ones requiring the attention of MOs.
Submission of Motions - CLOSED
Motions to Congress must be submitted by 10 February 2017.
Steering Committee Met 13 February
The Steering Committee have met on 13 February 2017 to verify the constitutionality of each motion submitted by MOs, committees and Officer Board.
Publication of Motions
The Motions before Congress are published here.
Prioritisation of Expiring Policy
All policy passed in 2014 and 2009 is due for expiry or renewal at Congress 2017. Delegation leaders can prioritise motions on this page. Passwords have been sent to Presidents.
Prioritisation of new motions
Delegation leaders can prioritise motions on this page. Passwords have been sent to Presidents.
Debate at Congress
Debate takes place at USI Congress, 27-30 March 2017
Nominations for Elections
Nominations for elections must be received by 5pm on 20 September 2017. More information is here
The nominations of each candidate have been published on the Elections Hub
Official Hustings at Congress
An official hustings will take place at USI Congress on 27 March 2017
Election takes place
The election will take place on 28 March 2017.
Expect results at around 12pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017
Registration of Delegates
Delegation Numbers released
Each MO’s delegation entitlement is listed below.
Registration of numbers
Registration of names
Who’s coming? you’ll let us know and we will release a rooming list with room numbers. Each MO can make their own sharing arrangements, including working out who sleeps in the bed shaped like a train. We kid you not.
Payment of Congress Fees
Congress fees are due before or at the start of USI Congress on 27 March 2017
Voting Delegate Entitlement
The voting delegate entitlement for each college is listed here. This entitlement is based on the student numbers registered with USI and assumes that the full affiliation fees for each college has been paid in accordance with the rules specified in the Constitution. A final determination of this will be made by the Finance Committee in due course – and as a result it is possible that some delegations will have their delegations reduced.
|Member Organisation||Voting Delegate Entitlement|
|NUI Galway SU||19|
|Dublin City University SU||15|
|Trinity College Dublin SU||18|
|University College Cork SU||21|
|St Angela’s College Sligo SU||3|
|Athlone IT SU||7|
|Cork IT SU||9|
|Dublin IT SU||21|
|Institute of Art, Design and Technology SU||4|
|Dundalk IT SU||7|
|Galway-Mayo IT SU||8|
|IT Blanchardstown SU||5|
|IT Carlow SU||8|
|IT Sligo SU||6|
|IT Tallaght Dublin SU||7|
|IT Tralee SU||5|
|Letterkenny IT SU||6|
|Limerick IT SU||8|
|Waterford IT SU||10|
|National College of Ireland SU||4|
|Coliaste Dhulaigh FE SU||2|
|Queen’s University Belfast SU||26|
|Ulster University SU||28|
|St Marys UCBSU||3|
|College of Agriculture, Farming and Rural Economy SU||2|
|Northern Regional College SU||2|
|Southern Regional College SU||2|
|South Eastern Regional College SU||2|
|South Western Regional College SU||2|
|Belfast Metropolitan College SU||2|