Officers

Rachel McCartney

President

Hey everyone,

My name is Rachel McCartney and I am the President of WITSU. I am delighted to be your WITSU President this year. My main goal this year is to ensure that WITSU is accessible, visible and represents you as students. 

As President, I am the Chief Spokesperson of your organisation. My main tasks within the role are; managing the union finances, working on the formation of the TU, representing all students within WIT,  leading and organising the WITSU Executive, lobbying the Institute for better services, the Government for lower Fees or Student Accommodation.

Our roles will be very interesting this year as we are not only exiting a global pandemic but also in the process of becoming a TU. This is an amazing opportunity to ensure that the students’ voices are heard and represented during this transitional time. As president I want to ensure that students are prioritised and will make sure that we have innovative ideas to give you a great experience. 

I want to wish you all the very best for this academic year whether you are a first year or returning student. Look after yourselves and if there is anything my team and I can do don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to hopefully seeing you all !

Rachel McCartney

 


Aoife Molloy

VP for Education

Hi everyone!

My name is Aoife Molloy, and I am delighted to be representing you as your Education Officer for the coming year!

I’d love to say a quick welcome (or welcome back) to WIT after what has been a very odd year. As Education Officer, I am here to assist students on anything to do with the academic side of college life. This includes supporting class reps in their roles, organizing campaigns to ensure that you get the best out of your learning experience, and helping students look after individual queries, on anything from exams, to repeats, to timetables, to SUSI issues. No matter what the question is, please don’t hesitate to drop in to the SU building or send any of the team a quick email – we’re here to help you! And don’t worry – when you come in to chat to me, your confidentiality and well-being is my absolute priority.

This year, I want to make sure that students that are new to campus – such as our incoming first years, our current second years, and even some of our third years – have the tools and skills they need to adjust to returning to learning in an in-person environment. COVID has meant that many of you have missed out on the benefits of in-person classes, and the experience of in-person assessment, such as exams. As Education Officer, I will be looking after your Class Reps and School Officers for the year. These are elected students who are the link between the Students’ Union and the student body. Being a Class Rep is an amazing opportunity to make sure that your classmates’ voices are heard and that you have a say in the issues that affect you, so I would definitely encourage everyone who is thinking of running to be a Class Rep to just go for it!

College is a really exciting time, but we all need a bit of a hand now and then. Please reach out to myself or any of the other Officers with questions and queries – that’s what we’re here for.

I can’t wait to meet all of you this year!

 

Aoife Molloy


Lauren English – Adams

Welfare and Equality Officer

Hey guys, gals and non binary pals 

My name is Lauren English-Adams and I am your Welfare and Equality officer for this year. To say I am excited and looking forward to this academic year, is an understatement.

New or returning students I hope this year will be a great one. I am excited to see students around campus and to make this a memorable year for everyone. WIT is a place to make new connections and join in as many things as you can, not just academically excelling but personally too. 

Keep an eye out for all the campaigns and events that WITSU will be running this year. My role covers sexual health, mental health, accomodation, drink and drug awareness, equality, diversity and inclusion representation. Along with all so much more!

As your welfare and equality officer I am here to support you in every way possible. So if you are feeling a little or a lot in need, please reach out! I may not have all the answers but I will know where to find them or who does. I will be around campuses as a friendly approachable face, so come say Hi! We are YOUR students union and represent you as a student after all. 

Hope we have a fantastic year together, 

Lauren English Adams

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Jenny O’Connor

Events and Engagement Officer

Hi everyone,

My name is Jenny O’Connor and I am your Events and Engagement officer for 2021/2022 and I am really looking forward to it and will make the most of the year that we have! 

I would like to welcome all the new students attending W.I.T and may your time in W.I.T be the best days of your life. To our returning students, welcome back and I hope that you are ready for another great year. It will be so nice to see friendly faces around campus again. To all our new students attending W.I.T, I would say get involved in as much as you possibly can as I’m the events and engagement officer and I will be trying my best to make it a year not to forget. I am setting up an ents and media crew to help with all the  big events and campaigns that WITSU provides to you throughout the year. Here there is an opportunity to make friends and meet people from all over the country, plus free pizza will make it worth your while!

In my role I will be informing students on what activities and campaigns that are running throughout the year. I will also be the one organising or helping in organising a lot of the events that will be happening on campus. My two main projects are Fresher’s week and Raise and Give week (RAG Week) these are the two biggest campaigns I will be working on but there will be plenty more smaller events that will happen also. My role is to get out and talk to students and see what ye the students want for events within the college.  Another part of my role is to try to get as many companies as I can to sponsor WITSU so we can offer as much as possible to our students.

I am really looking forward to seeing you all over the campuses and hopefully getting to work with some of you within the ents and media crew. If you have anything you would like to ask me don’t hesitate to give me a shout at eventsandengagement@witsu.ie.

Best wishes,

Jenny O’Connor.