What Do They Do?
Céard a dhéanann siad? The responsibilities of each officer is outlined in the Students’ Union Constitution. The President i. S/He shall act as Chairperson and shall have responsibility to uphold this Constitution and the terms of reference of all Union companies. ii. S/He shall be responsible for liaising with the appropriate staff members of the Union, the Union’s companies and with University management. iii. S/He shall have responsibility for the day to day finances of the Union in conjunction with the senior staff member and shall report to the Finance Committee on those issues. iv. S/He shall also be responsible for ultimate coordination of Students’ Union campaigns v. S/He shall be required to act as a member of the Boards of Directors of companies owned by or related to the Union. vi. S/He will represent Union members on University committees. vii. S/He shall be the Chief Executive Officer and chief spokesperson of the Union. viii. S/He shall be the principal delegate to the National Council and Annual Congress of the Union of Students in Ireland. ix. S/He shall also be required to give a mandatory report on work carried out at each Executive meeting.
The President co-ordinates the activities of the Students’ Union and works with University Management to achieve the best academic environment and quality of life for NUI Galway students. The President is responsible for the Union’s finances, co-ordination of Union campaigns and acts as the chief spokesperson of the Union. The President sits on a wide range of university committees including Údarás na hOllscoile, Finance Resource Committee and Standing & Strategic Planning Committee. The President is also appointed to the boards of the following companies for the duration of their term: • Students’ Union Commercial Services Ltd: A company owned by the Students’ Union which manages the College Bar, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Hub Café, The Wall Café and Caife na Gaeilge. • Seirbhísí Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Teo: A company owned by the Students’ Union responsible for producing Students’ Union publications. • College Campus Radio Ltd: A company responsible for Flirt FM • Cumann Céimithe na Gaillimhe Aonad Sláinte do Mhic Léinn Teo: A company responsible for managing the Student Health Unit.
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