DCU’s Vice President for Engagement and Development Siobhán Nic Thaidhg has said that she is very excited to be part of DCU’s Students’ Union this coming academic year.
Originally from Co. Leitrim, Nic Thaidhg came to DCU to study a joint honours of Media Studies and Irish and spent her time between both the Glasnevin and All Hallows campuses.
She believes that her experience has influenced her plans for the coming year, mainly on issues of promoting the Irish language, the class rep system and having multi campus presence.
Nic Thaidhg is the second ever VP for Engagement and Development taking over from last year’s VP Eimear Maguire and says she has big plans for the new Student Union position: “It’s only a baby! I am the second ever VP for Engagement and Development. After the incorporation, the three sabbatical positions turned into five… My main goals for the year are to lay the ground work for the role of VP Engagement and Development.”
“I want to overhaul the Class Rep system. Make sure the Volunteer expo has the amount of life clubs and societies days do. I want to increase the amount of Irish within the union. I want a green flag for Pat’s campus and the return of the DCU reusable coffee cups.”
“I have been very vocal about having a presence on all campuses. As a result, we will be present there (All Hallows) for 2 hours every day.”
Nic Thaidgh said that she also has plans for the SU brand especially their social media presence, intends to work on promoting more non-alcoholic events around campuses and plans to introduce a new class rep handbook and training.
Finally, Nic Thaidhg said she loves working with her fellow union members: “I bring some much-needed rationale. I enjoy being the only girl. I get all of the attention. Niall is a great leader, Padraig is very emotionally intelligent, Brendan has a great vision and Matt is a big softie.”
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