National Unions

National Unions - Background Information

We're a member of three national unions and we work with them to make the changes on a local and national level that really matter to you:

Similar to our Union, they have councils and elected student officers who decide on the issues that they work on. Their councils are made up of all the member colleges' student officers and regular students who put themselves forward to work on student issues on a national level.

There are always loads of opportunities all students to get involved in the national unions, if you're interested contact our Student Voice Team.


  • National Conferences

    As well as campaigning and representing students' interests during the year, the national unions each have a big, multi-day, annual conference. This is where the national student officers are elected and what the national unions will work on over the years ahead is debated, discussed and decided upon.

    Every students’ union sends delegates to these conferences. They make decisions on a national level, meet loads of like-minded people, hear about new ideas and enjoy a great programme of events.

    Any Queen's student can stand for election to become a delegate and they are then elected by an all student vote. This ensures that our delegates are as representative as possible!

  • Becoming a National Conference Delegate

    Nominations for National Conference Delegate positions are closed. Took place from Mon 1 Mar, 8am - Thu 4 Mar, 8pm on the Students' Union website.

    You can find the details of the elected delegates below.

  • Union of Students' in Ireland (USI) Congress)

    USI Congress will take place online from Tue 6 Apr - Thu 8 Apr 2021.

    The Union can send 25 delegates to attend this conference.

    The elected USI Congress 2021 Delegation is:

    • Grian Ní Dhaimhín (Union President - Representing the Student Officer Team)
    • Chloe Ferguson (Student Officer Campaigns and Engagement – Representing the Student Officer Team)
    • Katie Ní Chléire (Elected Delegate)
    • Jill McManus (Elected Delegate)
    • Rachel Hasson (Elected Delegate)
    • Roisin Muirhead (Elected Delegate)
    • Tasha Montgomery (Elected Delegate)
    • Neil Richardson (Elected Delegate)
    • Jason Bunting (Elected Delegate)
    • Michael Upham (Elected Delegate)
    • Niamh Oddy (Elected Delegate)
    • Lydia Roets (Elected Delegate)
    • Shannon Gillespie (Elected Delegate)
  • National Union of Students (NUS) Conference

    NUS National Conference will take place online from Tue 6 Apr - Thu 8 Apr 2021.

    The Union can send 8 delegates to attend this conference.

    The elected NUS Conference 2021 Delegation is:

    • Grian Ní Dhaimhín (Union President - Representing the Student Officer Team)
    • Katie Ní Chléire (Elected Delegate)
    • Chloe Ferguson (Elected Delegate)
    • Tasha Montgomery (Elected Delegate)
    • Roisin Muirhead (Elected Delegate)
    • Jill McManus (Elected Delegate)
    • Jason Bunting (Elected Delegate)
    • Lucia Hughes (Elected Delegate)
  • National Union of Students - Union of Students in Ireland (NUS-USI) Conference

    NUS-USI Conference 2021 will take place online from Tue 27 Apr - Thu 29 Apr 2021.

    The Union can send 8 delegates to attend this conference.

    The elected NUS-USI Conference 2021 Delegation is:

    • Grian Ní Dhaimhín (Union President - Representing the Student Officer Team)
    • Chloe Ferguson (Student Officer Campaigns and Engagement – Representing the Student Officer Team)
    • Jason Bunting (Student Officer Education – Representing the Student Officer Team)
    • Roisin Muirhead (Student Officer Equality & Diversity – Representing the Student Officer Team)
    • Tasha Montgomery (Student Officer Postgraduate – Representing the Student Officer Team)
    • Katie Ní Chléire (Student Officer Welfare – Representing the Student Officer Team)
    • Yi Kang Choo (Elected Delegate)
    • Michael Upham (Elected Delegate)
    • Niamh Oddy (Elected Delegate)
    • Elena Byrne (Elected Delegate)
    • Neil Richardson (Elected Delegate)
    • Ashlin Orrell (Elected Delegate)

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