This afternoon the news team went out on campus to find out how the candidates were faring after the second day of campaigning. Click the link below to hear our analysis of the results recorded earlier this evening.
Poll conducted and analysis by Nicky Ryan, Eimear Shannon, and Nick Sheridan.
With DCU getting well into the swing of the SU Elections campaign, it was time for the candidates to have their first chance to speak to students. DCUfm went along to the very first hustings at the Class Rep Council meeting to find out who exactly the Presidential Candidates were.
Paul Doherty - Environmental Health and Science Year 2
The longest serving bar tender in the NuBar, Paul Doherty is probably a familiar face to many. Arriving in DCU knowing no one, he prides himself on getting to where he is now after that. He claims to have an intimate knowledge of the workings of the Students Union, and also has shied away from the term “President”, saying that he would make a great “Chief Representative of DCU Students’ Union”.
Listen to Doherty speak at the Class Rep Hustings 28/03/2012
Rob Hennelly – Communications Studies Year 3
Rob Hennelly admits himself that he hasn’t had a huge amount of knowledge regarding the running of the SU, but believes he had achieved an understanding of DCU through extensive involvement with clubs and societies. Hennelly also belives that there are shag all SHAG weeks and wants to introduce another one.
Listen to Hennelly at the Class Rep Council Hustings 28/03/12
David Johnson - Economics, Politics, and Law Year 4
David Johnson is a man who plans to take what he has learnt about political systems in his years as an EPL student and apply it to the position of SU President. He seems to have a few other credentials to bring to the position, having leadership experience such as leading a sales team consisting of colleges up to ten years older than him. He could also bring a foreign flavour to the SU, having lived as far afield as Kuwait.
Listen to Johnson at the Class Rep Council Hustings 28/03/12
Declan McCool - International Relations Year 3
Coming from involvement with Amnesty International on campus, David McCool is well used to speaking to the student body and also representing those in need. He believes a sense of community within DCU needs to be built up, and also needs to spread further afield away from campus.
Listen to McCool at the Class Rep Council Hustings 28/03/12