Referenda

Article 16 of the Students’ Union Constitution makes provision for referenda on policy or constitutional matters.

Referenda 2018

Referendum on the creation of the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer

On Thursday 12th April you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the creation of the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with referendum motion proposed by the SU Council on 5th March 2018 to create the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer?

If passed, a new part-time officer positon of Ethnic Minorities Officer will be created.

The full text of the constitutional amendment is as follows:

Article 7 The Executive Committee

 Insert:      The Ethnic Minorities Officer

And renumber accordingly

Insert:      The Ethnic Minorities Officer

  1. Shall represent students of ethnic minority on campus.
  2. Shall will be responsible for representing union members on various committees.
  3. Shall provide support to students of ethnic minority as may be necessary.
  4. Shall liaise with relevant societies.
  5. Shall organise relevant events and campaigns to highlight and address cultural diversity.
  6. Shall promote the cultural integration of students across campus, and shall highlight and address issues relating to students of ethnic minority.
  7. Shall be responsible for developing union policy on the student of ethnic minority.

And renumber accordingly

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

Previous Referenda

Referendum on the creation of the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer

Thursday 12th April 2018 – View motion text

Referendum on Constitutional Amendment proposed by Students’ Union Executive Committee

Thursday 1st February 2018 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on NUI Galway Students’ Union’s position on reunification of the island of Ireland

Thursday 2nd March 2017 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the Direct Provision System.

Thursday 3rd March 2016 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use.

Thursday 3rd March 2016 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis.

Thursday 5th March 2015 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on Constitutional Amendment proposed by Students’ Union Executive Committee

Thursday 12th March 2015 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum RFC14/1 (Position on Abortion)

Thursday 6th March 2014 – View motion text

Referendum rejected

Referendum RFC14/2 (Position on the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel)

Thursday 6th March 2014 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum RFC14/3 (Position on the Issue of Couples of the Same Gender Availing of Civil Marraige)

Thursday 13th March 2014 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum RFC13/1 (Position on Abortion)

Thursday 7th March 2013 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum RFC12/1 (No Platform Policy)

Thursday 8th march 2012 – View motion text

Referendum passed

RFC06/1 (Structures)

22nd February 2006 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFP06/1 (Student Levy)

22nd February 2006 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFC05/1 (USI)

7th April 2005 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFC04/1 (Vice-President)

19th February 2004 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFP03/1 (Student Levy)

27th November 2003 – View motion text

Referendum Passed