Saturday 24 August 2019

New DkIT SU team

Margaret Roddy

The new team student union team of President, Glenn McCourt, Vice President for Student Engagement, Christopher O'Neill and Vice President for Welfare & Equality, Taidgh Kavanagh have taken over the reins at Dundalk Institute of Technoloy.

This year sees the student union team expanding to include three full time staff members plus six part-time officers that will be elected in October. This follows significant changes to the Constitution led by the Union of Students in Ireland and voted in favour for by the DkIT student body earlier this year. It is good news for incoming DkIT students who will receive greater representation and supports from the SU, not to mention an enhanced social calendar.

Newly elected DkIT SU President, Glenn McCourt,a BA in Culinary Arts student from Dundalk, ran for election in order to improve food facilities for students, increase the number of printing top up machines around the campus and to introduce 'Mental Health Mondays'.

Glenn said: 'I am excited to begin my new role as President of DkIT SU. It is a great honour to be chosen by the student body of DkIT to represent them on panels in meetings such as governing body and strategic planning, I look forward to helping to make DkIT an even better place for students to learn and get involved.'

He will be ably assisted in his job by Christopher, a sports scholarship student from Dundalk and Taidgh from Drogheda.

Students should have plenty to look forward to this year as the team are already planning an array of events for the coming year which range from social events on and off campus to mental health and well-being events and guest speakers.

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