The Executive Committee of the UCD Societies Council has announced the process for appointing its next Chairperson, whose one-year term will commence in line with the next academic session in June 2017.
Established during the 1993 academic term, the UCD Societies Council has a current membership of over 80 recognised student societies, and is responsible for the allocation of funding and grants to each student society, providing support and assistance to the officers of each student society in carrying out their duties, and oversight of all student society activities. Student interests are represented throughout the University’s various structures by the officers of the Societies Council, namely the Chair.
Speaking in June 2016, in advance of his third successive appointment, incumbent Chair, Eoghan Murphy, noted the influential role played by the umbrella body, “The network of student societies, through the Societies Council, strive to provide for, and celebrate, the opportunity for all students to participate, and to excel, in the contribution they make to their time in UCD”. When asked about what impact the Chair in particular plays in student life and the student experience within the University, he said “student societies make a phenomenal contribution to student life on campus, and to the overall student experience at UCD, and the Chair of the Societies Council is the student representative and advocate for that activity and those interests; articulating and communicating what student societies mean to individual students, across their diverse range of activities and events, is a fundamental aspect of the role.”
Applications are open to current students and recent graduates, and the requirements of the role can be set around other commitments, including university classes.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.30pm, Friday 31 March 2017.
The full job description and person specification is available to view and download here.
For more on the UCD Societies Council visit www.ucdsocieties.com/about.