The management of the Unions affairs is conducted on four levels. Referendum, General Meeting, Union Council and Union Executive
The Role of the Communications Officer
The Communications Officer is charged with ensuring that any information that the SU wants to disseminate to students is made public, visible and heard. The Communications Officer also contributes to expliCIT magazine and recruits a team to write for the magazine on an annual basis. Communication is vital and the SU cannot effectively operate without an effective communication system between students and the SU Officers.
A message form Communications Officer 2016/17: Dave Brady
This year I've been elected as the Communications Officer of the CIT Students' Union. For those of you who don't know, the Students' Union Represent every student in CIT, we have six officers on the executive, mine is a non-sabbatical position which basically means my role is voluntary and unpaid.
I'm a fourth year Student in Electronic Engineering and I've been a Class Representative in CIT for the last four years, and a year before that in IT Tralee. Being a Class Rep is one the most enjoyable experiences that I've had here in CIT looking out for the welfare and academic affairs of my classmates and sitting on the Course Board, where you and your Department review how modules are being carried out. Being a Class Rep is something that I would highly recommend getting involved in. Last year I was the Unions Projects Officer, when I worked on various campaigns throughout the year, worked on union development, the reorganisation of the non-sabbatical officers and sat on Academic Council as the student representative of the Bishopstown Campus.
In my term as Communications officer my biggest aim will be to breathe new life into expliCIT, the college magazine, and make it interesting for all of our students who read it. I hope to be able to get more information about the goings on of the union to the student body, thus getting more students actively involved with CITSU. I hope to continue the work that I started in building a reputation for the non-sabbatical officers and the collaboration between CIT SU and our students ensuring that no student feels left out.
For every Students’ Union we can only be as good as the students that we represent. In my opinion that’s good news for us because we represent the best - award winning societies & students, academically recognised success in all departments, and sporting champions. CIT is a place when opportunities are around every corner, so be sure to grab every last one that you can, and enjoy your college experience.
Here in CITSU we want to get involved with as many students as possible, so if you have any ideas that you want to try out and get involved with, be it fundraising, night-time events, awareness campaigns, protests, surveys, we are more than happy to help and get involved in any way that we can.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.
Phone: 086 365 8910 / 021 433 5270