SU Elections 2020 – DCU Business School Faculty Representative: Kate Goodman

Ryan Carrick

Kate Goodman in a blue top smiling.

Kate Goodman is running for the position of Business School Faculty Rep to improve infrastructure in the business school building.

The third year Aviation Management student and student ambassador said despite DCU Business School being in the top five per cent in global business standards, the building and facilities are outdated.

“The lecture halls could definitely be improved,” she said. “I’ve been in DCU for three years and the ground floor water fountain has never worked. We’re a sustainable university so we should encourage a reduction in single use plastics.”

The 21 year old says she aims to address the high failure rates in business modules. 

“25 per cent of my course didn’t get into second year,” she said. “For the modules with high failure rates, lecturers should be encouraged to sit down with class reps and have an open discussion about course content.”

Goodman plans to address the disconnect students feel from DCU when on their INTRA placement. She says she will push for a staff member to be assigned to each student to check in every two months. 

She says she will help to improve the application process by working with Career Service and encouraging students to get involved with clubs and societies.

Ryan Carrick

Image credit: Kate Goodman