Nurse appreciation high on agenda for science & health hopefuls

It’s a two horse race for the position of Science and Health Convenor 2016-2017, Jason Bolton and Anton McDonnell respectively hope to be elected to the position on Wednesday.

The absence of a faculty reading week, problems within the INTRA system and student nurse appreciation were some of the main topics of debate at last weeks hustings for the candidates.

As part of his manifesto, McDonnell suggests the introduction of an anonymous online system where student nurses on placement can submit complaints if they are being treated unfairly. His opponent Bolton, is also concerned about the wellbeing of student nurses and wants the SU to continue to appreciate nurses.

“I want to make nurses appreciation day a yearly event,” Bolton said.

Anton McDonnell is a third year Genetics and Cell Biology student, one of his ideas is to create a student buy and sell book scheme for used textbooks within the faculty.

Third year Analytical Science student, Jason Bolton. founder and chairperson of the Science and Health Society, Bolton says students engaging in the society can help them make friends in their faculty.

When asked if candidates see themselves eventually running for SU President, McDonnell answered yes. Bolton said a role such as Welfare Officer might be suited to him but his focus now is on the convenor job.

Katie O’Neill

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