The Students’ Union is an integral part of life at Stranmillis and has helped create countless memories for students over the years. Its location and format have changed but the heart of Stran life has stayed at the core; because of this, you may occasionally find people in the Union who graduated several years ago! The point is, the union represents a university experience beyond the degree and exists solely for YOU! There are a huge variety of sporting and non-sporting clubs and societies to take part in and compete for, such as football, rugby, GAA, Christian Union, drama, music, volleyball, even our own open mic night – “TNL” or “Tuesday Night Live” for anyone who sings, plays anything at all or just fancies a laugh. A new state-of-the-art Scholars Bar and social area was completed at the beginning of last year as a space to host all of the events that run Monday-Friday evenings and a place to chill out in between classes!
Alongside supplying you with countless daytime activities and hours of evening entertainment, the Students’ Union is here to provide help and support, by ensuring that any queries or concerns you have with any aspect of uni life are taken on board and resolved. We understand that going to university is an extremely exciting, albeit daunting experience, and here at the Union we aim to provide you with the best possible opportunities to ensure that your time here is successful, rewarding, and looked back upon with fond memories. Freshers' Magazine 2016-2017.
Students’ Union Executive
Stranmillis students are represented by a democratically elected Students' Representative Council, or SRC. The council is preceded over by the SRC Executive. One of the most important aspects of the work of the executive is as a collective decision making body on behalf of the students. Executive consists of a Sabbatical Officer (President) elected into the position and 10 students each of whom holds a different post, taking responsibility for the following key areas:
The President is a full time employee of the Students’ Union and is responsible for the overall co-ordination of the Students’ Union Executive team. The President is responsible for co-ordinating all Students’ Union function through the Executive team and is held to account by the Students Representative Council (SRC). The President also sits on the Governing Body and any other committees within the College that require student representation. To contact your President email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Deputy President acts as an adviser to the President and can chair any meetings of the Students’ Union executive in the President's absence. The Deputy President can also assume a delegation role to aid the President in the day-to-day running of the Students’ Union.
The Academic Secretary is responsible to Council for all matters associated with College academia or education. The Academic Secretary is also responsible for chairing all meetings of the Union's Academic working groups.
Clubs and Societies Secretary:
The Clubs and Societies Secretary shall convene and preside as Chairperson at all meetings of Union Clubs and Societies, having an input in deciding how the finances of each Club and Society are managed.
The Entertainments Secretary is responsible for the organisation of all Union entertainment events that relate to the social aspect of the Union, student experience or other.
The International Secretary is responsible for coordinating all Union supervised international events and is Chairperson at all meetings of Union International working groups. The International Secretary also helps to manage and facilitate the Buddy scheme whilst working alongside the College International Office.
The Publicity Secretary is responsible for creating and overseeing the creation of any Union publicity. This can come in the form of online/social media publicity, physical publicity in the form of poster or verbal advertising or any other form or positive publicity.
The Secretary is responsible for taking the minutes at any meeting of SRC or Students’ Union executive. In addition to this, the Secretary is responsible for releasing an agenda before any meeting and has the power to check any records of minute books, committees and sub-committees of the Students' Union. The Secretary ensures that the Executive work within the SRC Constitution.
The Services Secretary is responsible for all matters relating to student services or College services that may need reviewed, examined, fixed or upgraded.
The Welfare Secretary is responsible for all general and specific matters relating to welfare amongst the Union or student population in Stranmillis. The Welfare Secretary shall also recommend the chosen charity for the Students’ Union for the year and shall work alongside the Entertainments Secretary to create fundraising events for said charity.