Student Voice Team

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Students' Union - Elmwood

 
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.


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!

This takes place from Monday 6 April – Friday 10 April 2020 in The Knightsbrook Hotel, Co. Meath.

The elected USI Congress 2020 Delegation is:

  • Connor Veighey (Union President - Representing the Student Officer Team)
  • Ciaran O’Brien (Student Officer Welfare – Representing the Student Officer Team)
  • Jason Bunting (Elected Delegate)
  • Hamsavani Rajeswaren (Elected Delegate)
  • Ellen Fearon (Elected Delegate)
  • Gift-Sotonye-Frank (Elected Delegate)
  • Muireann O'Sullivan (Elected Delegate)
  • Grian Ní Dhaimhín (Elected Delegate)
  • Elliot Beever (Elected Delegate)

For further information, please contact the Student Voice Team.

This takes place from Tuesday 31 March – Thursday 2 April 2020 in the ACC, Liverpool.

The NUS Conference 2020 Delegation is:

  • Connor Veighey (Union President – Representing the Student Officer Team)
  • Jason Bunting (Elected Delegate)
  • Ellen Fearon (Elected Delegate)
  • Gift-Sotonye-Frank (Elected Delegate)
  • Hamsavani Rajeswaren (Elected Delegate)

For further information, please contact the Student Voice Team.

This takes place from Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 22 April 2020 in the White Horse Hotel, Derry/Londonderry.

The NUS-USI Regional Conference 2020 Delegation is:

  • Connor Veighey (Union President – Representing the Student Officer Team)
  • Jason Bunting (Student Officer Education – Representing the Student Officer Team)
  • Ellen Fearon (Student Officer Activities – Representing the Student Officer Team)
  • Gift-Sotonye-Frank (Student Officer Postgraduate – Representing the Student Officer Team)
  • Hamsavani Rajeswaren (Student Officer Equality & Diversity – Representing the Student Officer Team)
  • Ciaran O’Brien (Student Officer Welfare – Representing the Student Officer Team)
  • Hannah Orr (Elected Delegate)
  • Jill McManus (Elected Delegate)
  • Eden Baker (Elected Delegate)
  • Adam Farhan (Elected Delegate)
  • Grian Ní Dhaimhín (Elected Delegate)
  • Elliot Beever (Elected Delegate)

For further information, please contact the Student Voice Team.

Nominations for 2020 National Conference Delegate positions are now closed.

Nominations for the 2021 National Confernce Delegate positions will open in the 2020-21 academic year.