Become a Rep!

At USI we seek to improve education every day through standing up for students and ensuring they have strong representation nationally. Our member Students’ Unions work within their college setting to change things for students by working with college leadership. But we need you too!
 
Class Reps (or Course Reps as they are sometimes known!) work all across Ireland to improve the lives of students and to make sure their education is everything they wanted it to be. By running for election to be a Class Rep you are stepping up as a leader and representative and you can make an a real difference to college life and the rights of students.
 
Class Reps are a key liaison between academic staff and their classmates, they can sit on committees, raise issues informally and formally, survey student opinion, suggest changes, and work on exciting projects! They work with their Students’ Union to ensure the student voice is being heard and they can work on the issues that matter to them and their Class.
 
Here at USI we think Class Reps are the foundation of the national student movement. You are the grassroots that makes big things happen!
 
So why not run for Class Rep? You can find out how to do that in your college on our interactive map!
What are Class Reps?

Class Reps represent their classmates and peers on the issues affecting them in their education, especially on academic issues like course material, online resources, or other things that arise during your programme of study!

They work with their lecturers and academic staff to bring up relevant issues and concerns, to try out new ideas, and make suggestions and plans for positive change in your course, Department, or even across the college.

Class Reps also work to bring issues to the Students’ Union when they might not have been resolved with staff. They can also get involved in all the great campaigns and initiatives the Students’ Union runs to engage students and to support them during their education. You might even have some ideas for the Students’ Union that they could work on!

Why does USI want you to consider running to be a Rep?

Reps are crucial to ensuring that the student voice is heard during your college experience. Over the years Reps have achieved lots of wins that have benefited students, in their own class, across their college, and even at a national level!

USI wouldn’t have achieved the big wins if it weren’t for all the hard work and dedication of thousands of Reps all across Ireland.

Without you, we couldn’t do the work that we do on fighting student loans, improving teaching and learning, campaigning on mental health, and raising all sorts of issues that affect the lives of our 374,000 members!

What’s this?

Want to run to become a Rep? Check out how to run and get elected in your college, find out what the Rep does, if there are any cool rewards, and how you can get involved in making change happen! Our handy map should help you find out more and you can see what Reps do all across Ireland.

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Queen's University Belfast Students' Union

  • Number of students: 24,000, including 5,500 postgrads
  • Number of Reps: 815
  • Postgraduate Representation: We have Postgraduate Course Reps, plus part-time officers for Postgraduate Research and Postgraduate Taught students who work with the full-time Postgraduate Officer to represent the experience of Postgraduate students.
  • Nominations: 16th – 30th September
  • Elections: Tuesday 8th October (online)

Find Out More:

Visit qubsu.org/change or email change@qub.ac.uk

There are three Faculty Reps, eighteen School Reps and over eight hundred Course Reps representing their peers in QUB. The Students’ Union manages the online elections and delivers both in-person and online training after the reps have been elected. Throughout the year, representatives act as the voice of the students and regularly make change for their peers on everything from deadline dates to student services. They also chair Student Staff Consultative Committees (SSCCs) where they raise issues and work in partnership with senior management in the School to make change for students. The work of reps is celebrated through Student Rep Spotlights every month, a Course Rep celebration at the end of the year, as well as recognition through DegreePlus and the potential to be nominated for Course Rep of the Year or School Rep of the Year at the annual Education Awards.

Waterford Institute of Technology Students' Union

  • Number of students: 9,000
  • Number of Reps: 200
  • Postgraduate Representation: There is a part-time Postgraduate officer.
  • Nominations and Elections: Most elections will be held between 9th and 28th September in class. 

Find out more:

Keep an eye out for the SU team, Convenors, and some of last years Class Reps! They’ll be promoting the role and electing Reps in class during the first few weeks.

Class Reps receive training from the SU and from NStEP. They’ll attend regular meetings of the Class Rep Councils, where they can raise issues and shape the work of the Union.

At the end of the year there are Class Rep awards with a night of celebration of the work of Reps. You can also become a Convenor at the last Class Rep Council of the year!

Trinity College Dublin Students' Union

  • Number of Students: 18,000 including 6000 postgrads
  • Number of Reps: 500
  • Nominations Open: 2 – 14 September
  • Elections: 17 – 20 September

Find out more:

Visit  tcdsu.org/runforsomething or email education@tcdsu.org

 

Ballots are held in locations on campus where students come and vote for someone in their class. Voting is arranged in two on-campus locations (Arts Block & Hamilton) and arranged off campus in 3 locations (St. James Hospital, D’Olier Street & TBSI).

Some courses start back earlier and elections are arranged online via Google Forms. There are no official hustings but some candidates can consider making speeches to their class.

Once elected Reps attend regular Class Rep Councils, steering the work of the Union and raising issues that their students are facing. Training is provided by the SU at a hotel in October, with an overnight stay. There are also School and Faculty Convenors, and lots of opportunities to shape education at Trinity! Reps can be rewarded during the year and their are Awards at the end of the year.

 

Ulster University Students' Union (Coleraine Campus)

  • Number of students: 25,000
  • Class Representatives: 750 Course Reps and 25 School/Dept Reps
    4 Faculty level Reps
  • Nominations open: 16 Sept – 4 Oct
  • Elections: 9 – 13 Oct

Find out more:

Visit uusu.org/voice/ or email Laura Neeson, Academic Representation Coordinator on l.neeson@uusu.org

Nominations and elections held in Semester 1 for all course reps positions across all programme delivered at UU and unfilled School/Department Rep positions.

Faculty & School/Dep Reps are recruited in semester two for the next academic year. Course Rep Training is available every Wednesday afternoon across all four of our campuses from Week 3 until Week 6 by employed Student Trainers.

Academic Representation at Ulster is supported by VP Education. Student Voice Forums act as face to face opportunities each semester for reps and student councillors to meet, network and feedback to their Students’ Union

Our annual Student Voice Conference is student led with Faculty Reps central to delivering an event with an agenda filled with sessions built around a key Educational theme complimented by relevant guest speakers to improve education, including working with the new Student Partnership Framework.

At the end of the year academic reps are recognised at our Learning and Teaching Awards (LTAs,)! Again a student led event with reps forming the judging panel and presenting on the night.

Ulster University Students' Union (Magee Campus)

  • Number of students: 25,000
  • Class Representatives: 750 Course Reps and 25 School/Dept Reps
    4 Faculty level Reps
  • Nominations open: 16 Sept – 4 Oct
  • Elections: 9 – 13 Oct

Find out more:

Visit uusu.org/voice/ or email Laura Neeson, Academic Representation Coordinator on l.neeson@uusu.org

Nominations and elections held in Semester 1 for all course reps positions across all programme delivered at UU and unfilled School/Department Rep positions.

Faculty & School/Dep Reps are recruited in semester two for the next academic year. Course Rep Training is available every Wednesday afternoon across all four of our campuses from Week 3 until Week 6 by employed Student Trainers.

Academic Representation at Ulster is supported by VP Education. Student Voice Forums act as face to face opportunities each semester for reps and student councillors to meet, network and feedback to their Students’ Union

Our annual Student Voice Conference is student led with Faculty Reps central to delivering an event with an agenda filled with sessions built around a key Educational theme complimented by relevant guest speakers to improve education, including working with the new Student Partnership Framework.

At the end of the year academic reps are recognised at our Learning and Teaching Awards (LTAs,)! Again a student led event with reps forming the judging panel and presenting on the night.

Ulster University Students' Union (Belfast Campus)

  • Number of students: 25,000
  • Class Representatives: 750 Course Reps and 25 School/Dept Reps
    4 Faculty level Reps
  • Nominations open: 16 Sept – 4 Oct
  • Elections: 9 – 13 Oct

Find out more:

Visit uusu.org/voice/ or email Laura Neeson, Academic Representation Coordinator on l.neeson@uusu.org

Nominations and elections held in Semester 1 for all course reps positions across all programme delivered at UU and unfilled School/Department Rep positions.

Faculty & School/Dep Reps are recruited in semester two for the next academic year. Course Rep Training is available every Wednesday afternoon across all four of our campuses from Week 3 until Week 6 by employed Student Trainers.

Academic Representation at Ulster is supported by VP Education. Student Voice Forums act as face to face opportunities each semester for reps and student councillors to meet, network and feedback to their Students’ Union

Our annual Student Voice Conference is student led with Faculty Reps central to delivering an event with an agenda filled with sessions built around a key Educational theme complimented by relevant guest speakers to improve education, including working with the new Student Partnership Framework.

At the end of the year academic reps are recognised at our Learning and Teaching Awards (LTAs,)! Again a student led event with reps forming the judging panel and presenting on the night.

Ulster University Students' Union (Jordanstown Campus)

  • Number of students: 25,000
  • Class Representatives: 750 Course Reps and 25 School/Dept Reps
    4 Faculty level Reps
  • Nominations open: 16 Sept – 4 Oct
  • Elections: 9 – 13 Oct

Find out more:

Visit uusu.org/voice/ or email Laura Neeson, Academic Representation Coordinator on l.neeson@uusu.org

Nominations and elections held in Semester 1 for all course reps positions across all programme delivered at UU and unfilled School/Department Rep positions.

Faculty & School/Dep Reps are recruited in semester two for the next academic year. Course Rep Training is available every Wednesday afternoon across all four of our campuses from Week 3 until Week 6 by employed Student Trainers.

Academic Representation at Ulster is supported by VP Education. Student Voice Forums act as face to face opportunities each semester for reps and student councillors to meet, network and feedback to their Students’ Union

Our annual Student Voice Conference is student led with Faculty Reps central to delivering an event with an agenda filled with sessions built around a key Educational theme complimented by relevant guest speakers to improve education, including working with the new Student Partnership Framework.

At the end of the year academic reps are recognised at our Learning and Teaching Awards (LTAs,)! Again a student led event with reps forming the judging panel and presenting on the night.

South West College (SWC) Students' Union

Enniskillen Campus: Fairview, 1 Dublin Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh BT74 6AE

Dungannon Campus: Circular Road, Dungannon, Tyrone BT71 6BQ

Omagh Campus: 2 Mountjoy Road, Omagh, BT79 7AH

College of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Students' Union

Cookstown Campus: 76 Dungannon Road, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone BT80 9AA

Greenmount Campus: 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS

Enniskillen Campus: 2 Mullaghmeen Rd, Levaghy, Enniskillen BT744GF

North West Regional College (NWRC) Students' Union

Derry Campus: Strand Road, Londonderry, BT48 7AL

Limavady Campus: Main Street, Limavady BT49 0EX

Greystone Campus: 11 Greystone Road, Limavady BT49 0ND

Strabane Campus: Derry Road, Strabane BT82 8DX

  •  Number of students: 25,000
  • Number of Reps: 150+
  • Nominations open: 2nd September
  • Elections: 9th September

Find out more:

Email danny.lyttle@nwrc.ac.uk or visit nwrc.ac.uk 

This year NWRCSU sent 10 Class Reps and SU officers on a 2 week Erasmus+ training programme in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. Working on a range of skills such as; teambuilding, networking, communication and conflict resolution…. + it was all expenses paid!

 

 

Northern Regional College (NRC) Students' Union

Ballymena Campus (1): Trostan Avenue, Ballymena, Co. Antrim BT43 7BN

Ballymena Campus (2): Farm Lodge Building, Ballymena, Antrim BT43 7DF

Coleraine Campus: Union Street, Coleraine, L’Derry BT52 1QA

Newtownabbey Campus: 400 Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Antrim BT37 9RS

Magherafelt Campus: 22 Moneymore Road, Magherafelt, Co Londonderry, BT45 6AE

Ballymoney Campus: 2 Coleraine Road, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim BT53 6BP

  • Number of students: 25,000
  • Number of Reps: 1,000
  • Nominations open: 2 September
  • Elections: 2 – 27 September

Find out more:

Visit nrc.ac.uk/college-life/students-union/ or email lesley-anne@nrc.ac.uk 

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Students' Union

Bangor Campus: Castle Park Road, Bangor, Co. Down BT20 4TD

Newtownards Campus: Victoria Avenue, Newtownards, Co Down BT23 7ED

Downpatrick Campus: Market Street, Downpatrick, Co Down BT30 6ND

Lisburn Campus: 25 Castle Street, Lisburn, BT27 4SU

  • Number of students: 29,000
  • Number of Reps: 400
  • Nominations open: 2nd September
  • Elections open: W/c 30th September

Find out more:

Visit serc.ac.uk/support/serc-su or email studentsunion@serc.ac.uk.

Southern Regional College (SRC) Students' Union

Newry Campus: Patrick Street, Newry, Co Down BT35 8DN

Banbridge Campus: Castlewellan Road, Banbridge, Co Down BT32 4LY

Portadown Campus: 36 Lurgan Road, Portadown, Co Armagh BT63 5BL

Armagh Campus: College Hill, Lisnally Lane, Armagh, Co Down BT61 7HN

Lurgan Campus: 36-44 Lurgan Road, Portadown, BT63 5BL

Belfast Metropolitan College (BMC) Students' Union

St. Mary's University College Students' Union

Training is held before the first Class Rep meeting, of which there are usually 2 meetings per term. INTO are providing pizza and other goodies throughout the year!

 

Stranmillis University College Students' Union

Elections are run online and Rep training will then take place on October 25th, before the first Rep meeting. Reps are trained by the SU Academic Secretary so that they can take up their role, working with college staff, changing courses and content for their students benefit!

St. Angela's College Sligo Students' Union

  • Number of students: 1326, including 730 postgrads
  • Number of Reps: 40-45
  • Postgraduate Reps: There is an elected PG VP on the SU and campus based PGs have a rep at Council. There will be 6 Postgraduate rep positions this year.
  • Nominations open: 4 Sept 
  • Elections: Until 18 Sept (in class)

Find out more:

Visit facebook.com/stangelas.studentsunion 

Elections are usually held in class and the name of the Rep is provided to the SU. Class Reps are trained up in late September so that they can carry out their role, often representing students to staff about issues of placement and exams. Reps sit on the SU Class Rep Council where the SU Executive report to Reps. Reps receive hoodies in recognition of all their work on behalf of students!

Maynooth Students' Union

  • Number of students: 12000, incl 2160 postgrads
  • Academic Representatives: 200
  • Postgraduate Representatives: There are reps for all postgraduate courses.
  • Nominations open: 17 Sept – 28 Sept
  • Elections: 1 Oct – 5 Oct

Find out more:

Visit msu.ie/voice/academicreps/ or email education@msu.ie 

Elections are held online to elect MSU’s Academic Reps, who then receive training from the SU and from NStEP.

Reps work on the issues that matter to their students in their Department. Reps can also receive a digital badge, which sets out the experience and skills they have from their time representing students, working with the college and the SU.

You can find out more about the digital badge at: http://www.msu.ie/education/msu-digital-badges.html

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) Students' Union

  • Number of Students: 6344, including 513 postgrads
  • Number of Reps: 200
  • Nominations: 3 September – 8 October
  • Elections: Until 8 October

More Info:

Visit gmitsu.ie/education/class-reps/  or email sueducation@gmit.ie

Reps are trained up for their roles on October 8th so that they are empowered to represent their students to the college and the SU. Reps sit on Class Rep Council on the first Wednesday of every month, where they can raise issues to the Sabbatical Officers and decide on the work of the Union.

Mayo Campus: Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 X853

Institute of Technology Sligo Students' Union

  • Number of students: 3500, incl 600 postgrads
  • Number of Reps: 195
  • Nominations open: 3 Sep – End of Sep
  • Elections: Up to 8 Oct

Find out more:

Visit itssu.ie/education/class-reps  or email education@itssu.ie

Students can nominate themselves or a classmate that they think would be great at the role! Elections are then held in class. Reps attend Class Rep Council where they can propose items to be discussed, raise student issues to the Officers, and decide on the Union’s work. After Council, Reps receive free Supermacs and there are also opportunities to get a hoodie! At the end of the year there will be awards for attendance and engagement, recognising all the work Reps do for students.

Letterkenny Institute of Technology Students' Union

  • Number of students: 4000, including 351 postgrads
  • Number of Reps: 85
  • Nominations open: 16 Sept onwards
  • Elections: 4th October onwards

Find out more:

Visit lyitsu.ie/class-reps or email sueducation@lyit.ie

Watch out for emails and the SU promoting the importance of the role! The SU will then hold elections in class. Training by the SU and by NStEP happens in mid-October.

Class Reps attend Class Rep Council every two months, and are involved in all sorts of issues in the SU and in the college.

A new digital badge has been introduced so that Reps can demonstrate their experience and skills from the role. The SU is also developing a new Senior Rep mentorship and awards!

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) Students' Union

  • Number of students: 5,124
  • Number of Reps: 100 reps 
  • Postgraduate Representation: There will be an election for a part-time Postgraduate Officer in the first term.
  • Nominations and Elections: Begins 9th September and will continue right up to the training on Oct 9th.

Find out more:

Visit dkitsu.ie/education/class-reps or email engagement@dkitsu.ie 

DkIT are aiming to improve engagement with Class Rep Council this year. Training will be facilitated by Kate Acheson, a former USI Deputy President. The SU are also aiming to elect a Council Chair this year.

 

 

Athlone Institute of Technology Students' Union

  • Number of students: 5,400
  • Number of Reps: 100-150
  • Nominations and Elections: Opens 7th September, until 8th October

Find out more:

Visit aitsu.ie/yourclass-reps or email sudeputy@ait.ie 

National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) Students' Union

  • Number of students: 18,747, including 4,108 postgraduates
  • Number of Reps: 400-500
  • Postgraduate Representation: There are postgraduate taught and postgraduate research part-time officers, in addition to postgraduate representation on Class Rep Council.
  • Nominations Open: 19th August (Postgraduate Research students), early September (all 0ther students)
  • Elections: September onwards

Find out more:

Visit su.nuigalway.ie/help-advice/class-reps/ or email su.education@nuigalway.ie 

Class Reps can apply for the ALIVE Award to credit students for their volunteering expereince.

Carlow College Students' Union

  • Number of students: 500
  • Class Representatives: Up to 40
  • Nominations open: 2 – 12 September
  • Elections: 13 Sep

Find out more:

Visit facebook.com/carlowcollege.studentsunion/ or email supres@carlowcollege.ie 

Your Students’ Union will be doing class addresses to let you know more about the importance of the Class Rep role to Carlow College students. Nominations should be submitted by email with a little bit about why you’d like to take on the role! Elections will take place online, with all details of the candidates so that students can cast an informed vote.

There are 2 Reps per class – so there are up to 40 Reps in total. Class Reps receive training from the SU and from NStEP. Class Rep meetings are well attended and Reps can receive references from the SU. There are plans for an awards scheme at the end of the year!

Cork Institute of Technology Students' Union

  • Number of students: 12,000 
  • Class Representatives: 100
  • Nominations open: There are Postgrad reps for all Postgraduate Taught students.
  • Nominations and Elections: In-Class Elections take place between 18th September and 3rd October

Find out More:

We’re recruiting YOU!

In order that the right decisions are made, to benefit all, we need the voices of our students to be heard in the boardrooms! Class reps are an integral element in the decision-making process of the college and we here at the Students’ Union want to ensure that our students are the forefront of any decisions made.

The team will spend the first few weeks of September recruiting CIT’s class representatives. We hope to get to as many classes as possible to facilitate the class elections. The Students’ Union needs class reps to act as the chief spokesperson for their class. One of the main duties of a class rep is to liaise with academic staff and report back to the SU Executive at Union Council Meetings regarding any issues, concerns or ideas that their class might have.

The class rep acts as an important link between both staff and students but can also choose to organise class bonding events to encourage a healthy balance between academic and social lives of their classmates! It is an absolute privilege to be elected to represent your classmates and it could stand to you in future job interviews!

So, stand out from the crowd, look after your buddies and join us in CITSU. Class rep training has been organised this year in Killarney, we have the accommodation, transport, food, and night on the town sorted, we just need the reps!

Institute of Technology Tralee Students' Union

  • Number of students: 300
  • Class Representatives: 100
  • Nominations open: 9 September
  • Elections: 9 September until the start of October

Find out more: 

First years can find out all about being a Class Rep during the FYI Academic Week. To become a Class Rep you must gather signatures from more than 50% of your class mates and hand in your nomination to the SU.

The SU and NStEP provide training in October. Reps attend regular meetings of Class Rep Council where they make decisions about the work of the SU.

At the end of the year, Reps are treated to an Awards night and can win a number of awards including International Class Rep of the Year and Overall Class Rep of the Year!

Institute of Technology Carlow Students' Union

  • Number of students: 8000
  • Number of Reps: 150-180
  • Nominations open: 16 – 30 September
  • Elections: In-class elections will run throughout September

Find out more:

Visit itcsu.ie/class-representative/ or email sueducation@itcarlow.ie. 

Class Reps are elected in class. Class Reps attend regular Class Rep Councils where they can make decisions on the work on the Union. Reps receive training from the SU and from NStEP.

Class Reps are a nice link between the Student Union and all students for maximum communication. The importance of this communication allows all students to have a say and expressed opinions in Student Union operations.

Limerick Institute of Technology Students' Union

  • Number of students: 6099
  • Class Representatives: 200+
  • Nominations open: 10 Sept – 28 Sept
  • Elections: Elections are run in class if there are enough candidates
  • Website: http://www.lit.ie/StudentsUnion/default.aspx
  • Facebook: @LITStudentsUnion

Keep an eye out for the Students’ Union team who will be promoting the Class Rep roles in mid-September!

Reps will receive training from the SU and from NStEP, and can attend regular meetings of Class Rep Council where they make decisions about the work of the Union. During the year there will be lots to get involved in and rewards for active Reps!

Contact your campus Officers for more info. For details see the LITSU website!

University College Cork Students' Union

College Reps will be going round classes to tell students all about the role of Class Rep and asking for nominations! If an election is needed, it will be held in class.

Training is provided in October by the SU and by NStEP. Reps attend regular meetings of Class Rep Council which is the major decision-making body of the SU, and where issues can be raised!

There are awards at the end of the year to reward Reps for all the work they do for students!

Contact info for the Education Officer and College Reps can be found on the UCCSU website!

Dublin City University (DCU) Students' Union

  • Number of students: 17,500, incl 2000 postgrads
  • Number of Reps: 300-400
  • Nominations open: 23 Sept – 2 Oct
  • Elections: Voting will be run online this year for the first time from 7 – 8 Oct

Find out more:

Visit dcusu.ie/ or email katie@dcusu.ie!

Class Reps will be trained by the SU and NStEP to represent their class. Reps sit on Programme Boards and this year will be a part of new Staff/Student Forums.

Reps attend regular Class Rep Councils making decisions on the work of the SU and raising issues their students are facing.

There will be a Class Rep Bonding and an awards night at the end of the year, so there are lots of rewards for representing your class!

Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dún Laoghaire (IADT) Students' Union

  • Number of students: 3000, incl 200 postgrads
  • Number of Reps: 150
  • Nominations Open: 10 Sept – 21 Sept
  • Elections: Elections are run in class from 24 Sept to 26 Sept with your Tutor

Find out more:

Visit iadtsu.ie or email education.iadt@gmail.com

After elections there are three days of Rep training, separated by Faculty, followed by an LGBTQ+ Training that all Reps can attend. NStEP will also run training sessions later in the Semester.

Reps attend regular Class Rep Councils deciding on the work of the Union and raising issues affecting students. Reps will be rewarded after Christmas with hoodies!

Technological University Dublin (TUD) Students' Union City Campus

  • Number of students: 20,000 including 500 postgraduates.
  • Number of Reps: 500
  • Postgraduate Representation: There are postgraduate reps for all courses.
  • Nominations open: 16 – 27 September online
  • Elections: 30 September – 4 October

Find out more:

Visit ditsu.ie/get-involved/class-reps/  or email education.cc@tudublinsu.ie

Training is provided by the SU on 11th October, and then by NStEP. Reps attend Campus meetings with the College Officer, elect Student Councillors, and attend Programme Committee Meetings with college staff. They also work with School Reps, bringing about change in the Union and in the college! At the end of the year there are Awards for Class Reps, recognising all the work they do for their students.

Technological University Dublin (TUD) Students' Union Tallaght Campus

  • Number of students: 6,000
  • Class Representatives: 160
  • Nominations open: 16th – 27th September (online)!
  • Elections open: 30th September – 4th October

Find out more:

Email education.tc@tudublinsu.ie or visit facebook.com/groups/434613350423394/ 

Reps attend regular Class Rep Councils and raise issues affecting their students by working with the SU and the college. Reps receive training from the SU and from NStEP. At the end of the year, reps will receive certificates and there will be awards!

Technological University Dublin (TUD) Students' Union Blanchardstown Campus

  • Number of students: 3500
  • Class Representatives: 80
  • Nominations open: 16th – 27th September (online)
  • Elections open: 30th September – 4th October

Find out more:

Visit facebook.com/groups/350054259037427/ or email deputy.bc@tudublinsu.ie.

Reps will receive training in October by the SU, and this will be followed by NStEP training. Reps work with the Union and lecturers to make change happen for their students. They also attend Class Rep Council meetings and make decisions about the work of the Union.

There are hoodies and awards at the end of the year for all the work they do!

National College of Ireland Students' Union

  • Number of students: 4,000
  • Number of Reps: 80
  • Postgraduate Representation: Postgraduate students are represented on the Class Rep Council.
  • Nominations Open: 9 September
  • Elections: Full-time Undergrates (excluding Computing) elected 16-20 September. Postgraduates, Part-Time and Computing Reps are elected from 23 September. 

Find out more:

Visit ncisu.ie or email president@ncisu.ie!

National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Students' Union

Carlow College of Further Education and Training (CIFET) Students' Council

Class Reps can receive rewards and awards from their Students’ Union in recognition of all their efforts to represent students.

Here at USI we run the annual Student Achievement Awards Ireland (SAAI) towards the end of the academic year.

Could you be our next Class Rep of the Year?

Visit this page later in the year to find out more!