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Maria Mooney

President

Phone: 02890235790

supres@smucb.ac.uk

The President is the Chief Executive Officer and Political Leader of the Students' Union. She has responsibility over finance, overall Student policy and the general administration of the organisation. Bridgeen shall sit on the NUS-USI regional council and is the Union's Director of Finance. Furthermore, the President oversees Students' Union publications, communications and elections, reporting monthly to the Students' Union Executive and College Principal. She represents students on every issue, sits on the Academic Board and College Board of Governors. The President is also in liaison to the Faculty of Education.

Ruairí Wilson

Vice-President

Phone: 02890235790

 

suvpres@smucb.ac.uk

The Vice-President has specific responsibility for Clubs and Societies and will be working closely with all clubs and societies this year: providing support and assistance. Aidan shall sit on the Academic board with the President, Bridgeen. He will further oversee the work of the Welfare Officer and generally offer his assistance to the President on all duties throughout the year.

 

Orla Canavan (BEd 4 Gaeilge)

Secretary

 

 

ocanavan02@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

Orlaith will take minutes of Union Executive meetings, whilst also taking minutes on behalf of the Academic Affairs Officer at SSCC meetings. She will also attend and promote social events whilst assisting with the general running of the Students' Union.

Ruaidhri Quinn (BA 3 History)

BA Academic Officer

rquinn35@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

'Ruaidhri will oversee the work of the student representative dealing with academic affairs of BA students whilst running all SSCC meetings and resource sharing platforms. He will recruit BA representatives from each year to represent their class. Ruaidhri will also work alongside the Students’ Union Secretary to take minutes and set agendas of all SSCC meetings.

Leah Fay (BEd 4 English)

BEd Academic Officer

lfay01@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

Leah will oversee the work of the student representative dealing with academic affairs of BEd students whilst running all SSCC meetings and resource sharing platforms. She will recruit BEd representatives from each year to represent their class. Leah will also work alongside the Students’ Union Secretary to take minutes and set agendas of all SSCC meetings.

Maggie Hagan (BEd 4 Art)

Clubs and Societies Officer

mhagan13@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

Maggie will work closely with Ruairí, the Vice-President, to support all clubs and societies within the college, ensuring that they are well financed and that their needs are met. Maggie will also have a part to play in the setting up of new clubs and societies within the College.

Hannah Pearson (BEd 4 Art)

Women's Officer

hpearson03@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

Hannah has responsibility for Women’s Student Welfare and Health within the college. She will work closely with the Vice-President and the Student Welfare team. Hannah has special responsibility for women’s issues and is a member of the BEd pathway committee and Student Services committee.

Cailín Fox (BEd 4 Gaeilge)

Cultural and Irish Language Officer

 

cfox758@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

Cailín will work closely with all the Executive officers to ensure that the cultural needs of the student body are met: traditional or modern, local or international. Cailín will focus on building upon and maintaining the Student Union’s strong and valuable cultural identity. She will also ensure that the Irish language is promoted and preserved within the college, by helping to organise events such as the Oíche Airneal.

Gráinne O'Carroll (BEd 4 History)

Equality and Welfare Officer

gocarroll01@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

Gráinne will work together with Students’ Union to ensure that equal opportunities are upheld for the student body, irrespective of the disabilities or issues students may experience. She will also address issues faced by members of the LGBT community within the college. She will try to resolve any problems and provide a driving force for positive amendments and services.

Jack O'Dolan (BEd 3 Business Studies)

Entertainments Officer

jodolan01@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

Jack is here to organise and co-ordinate all Union Executive social functions alongside the other Union Executives. Jack will help the various clubs and societies organize fundraising events. He will also work with the Formal Committee to organise the Formal.

Fiona McAteer (BEd 4 Gaeilge)

Community Volunteering Officer

fmcateer02@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

Fiona will ensure that the Union is well represented in all external bodies and community groups. She will work closely with the International Officer and Cultural Officer to ensure that all St Mary’s upholds a positive image with the local and international community. She will also help the President and Vice-President to organise the Community Fair.

Pearse Knocker (BEd 4 History) and Sara Connolly (BEd 4 Gaeilge)

International Officers

pknocker02@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk

sconnolly28@stmarys-belfast.ac.uk.

Both Pearse and Sara are well aware of the problems and concerns that our International Students may encounter. They will be on hand to provide support and guidance for our international students, ensuring that their time at St Mary’s is as enjoyable as possible for their once in a lifetime experience. Pearse and Sara will also be a source of wisdom and knowledge for our outgoing international students.