Election Information

The PSU Elections will be held on April 2, 2020 from 7:00 – 19:00. The positions of President and Vice President will be held that day. Details on both roles are available below. The ERB Rules and Regulations can be found on this link.

Description of the role of the President of the PSU

ULPSU President
Job description, duties, and responsibilities:
 Be joint representative of postgraduate students in the University and seek to involve as many postgraduates in the Union as possible.
 Represent the Union’s members on the University’s Governing Authority, Academic Council and other boards and committees of the University, as required, operating a feedback feed-forward loop between the University and its postgraduate students.
 Advocate for the best interests of and support postgraduate students at the University of Limerick.
 Act in accordance with and uphold the ULPSU Constitution.
 Ensure the Union’s Executive and Council is elected in accordance with the Constitution.
 Jointly with the Vice President be the principle initiator of policy for the Union, in consultation with the postgraduate population through the Union’s Executive and Council and through General Meetings and if necessary, referenda.
 Attend all ULPSU Executive Committee, Council Committee and General Meetings.
 Be the primary spokesperson of the Union and share responsibility for the coordination of all Union activities. They may, with the consent of the Executive Committee, form sub-committees, which may include any full members of the Union, for this purpose.
 Train his/her replacement for a period of two weeks during the Officer handover period.
 Become a co-signee on the Union’s current account and cheques and be requested to approve purchases.
 Ensure that ULPSU elections happen in accordance with the Union Constitution.
 Act reasonably and prudently in all matters, and in the best interests of the Union.
 Be a full-time Sabbatical Officer. The President shall take a leave of absence from his/her studies for the duration of his/her tenure as President, and shall not enter into any employment, which is in conflict with, or impinges upon, his/her duties as President of the Union.
Salary: Minimum wage + €2/ 40hrs per week

Description of the role of the Vice President of the PSU

ULPSU Vice President Academic Research
Job description, duties, and responsibilities:
 Be joint representative of postgraduate students in the University and be the chief representative of postgraduate students in the University in academic and research affairs while seeking to involve as many postgraduates in the Union as possible, showing particular focus to creating and coordinating social events for research postgraduate students.
 Represent postgraduate students on all Academic and Research committees and other boards of the University as required, operating a feedback feed-forward loop between the University and its postgraduate students.
 Advocate for the best interests of and support postgraduate students at the University of Limerick.
 Act in accordance with and uphold the ULPSU Constitution.
 Coordinate the activities of the Union on University Faculty Boards.
 Ensure the Union’s Executive and Council is elected in accordance with the Constitution.
 Act as secretary for all Union meetings and shall hold overall responsibility for all Union office records, in liaison with the Secretary-General.
 Jointly with the Vice President be the principle initiator of policy for the Union, in consultation with the postgraduate population through the Union’s Executive and Council and through General Meetings and if necessary, referenda.
 Attend all ULPSU Executive Committee, Council Committee and General Meetings.
 Be the primary spokesperson of the Union and share responsibility of the coordination of all Union activities. They may, with the consent of the Executive Committee, form sub-committees, which may include any full members of the Union, for this purpose.
 Train his/her replacement for a period of two weeks during the Officer handover period.
 Report regularly to the Executive Committee on the financial state of the Union and shall provide a written report of income and expenditure after each semester with the Secretary-General.
 Ensure the Union finances are accounted for in a clear and transparent manner in a timely fashion in conjunction with the Union’s Secretary-General.
 At the end of each financial year (end of September), prepare and submit the accounts to the Executive Committee for its approval. The accounts shall include all income and expenditure of the Union for that financial year. The outgoing Vice President shall ensure that these accounts are submitted to the next meeting of the incoming Executive Committee.
 Become a co-signee on the Union’s current account and cheques and be requested to approve purchases.
 Ensure that ULPSU elections happen in accordance with the Union’s Constitution.
 Act reasonably and prudently in all matters, and in the best interests of the Union.
 Be a full-time Sabbatical Officer. The Vice President shall take a leave of absence from his/her studies for the duration of his/her tenure as Vice President, and shall not enter into any employment, which is in conflict with, or impinges upon, his/her duties as Vice President of the Union.
Salary: Minimum wage + €2/ 40hrs per week

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