The Congress of the Union of Students in Ireland will take place in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath from 31 March until 3 April 2014.
The window for the submission of motions and proposed amendments to the USI Constitution is now closed. Motions have been prioritised and are available for perusal here. This concludes the formal process for the submission and prioritisation of motions.
Motions may be submitted between 10 January 2014 and 5.30 pm on 7 February(DONE) The Pre-Clár (Agenda) will be issued no later than 21 February 2014 for motions to be prioritised.(DONE) The Ballot for prioritisation will close at 5.30pm on 7 March 2014(Done) The Final Running Order for debates (The Motions Document) will be sent to SUs and published here on 14 March 2014(Done)
Initial registration ended on Monday 10 March. Any colleges still not having registered are requested to contact the Congress Director.
Motions to USI Congress set the policies of USI.
They are written by college students’ unions and formally submitted by the President of the Students’ Union to USI Congress for discussion.
Each member students’ union sends a number of students as delegates to USI Congress. The number is determined by the number of students at the member students’ union, for which affiliation fees are paid. Each delegate has a vote in the elections. The provisional delegation entitlement (ceteris paribus) for each active member union is as follows:
(Red figures represent colleges not registered for Congress as of 18/03/2014)
In respect of a Member Organisation for which affiliation fees have either not been paid or have been partially paid a Member Organisation shall have the delegate entitlements, if any, as recommended by Finance Committee (having considered the circumstances of the Member Organisation) and as approved by National Council, provided always that such entitlement shall not exceed the entitlement of the Member Organisation on the basis of their number of ordinary members for whom affiliation fees would otherwise have been paid.
Member organisations may amend the constitution of USI.
Amendments are written by college students’ unions and formally submitted to USI Congress for discussion and vote.
Each amendment (CA) tabled for USI Congress 2014 will be available right here when they’re published. These are not prioritised by member organisations – the Steering Committee of USI will arrange for these to be debated in the most logical order.
Elections will be held on day 2 of USI Congress – 1 April 2014.
Please consult the Elections 2014 page for more on the elections.