Referenda

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

Referenda 2018

Referendum on proposed amendment to the Students’ Union Constitution

On Thursday 1st of February you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the restructuring of students’ union officer roles. The wording which will appear on the ballot paper requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

“Do you agreed with referendum motion proposed by the Executive Committee of the Students’ Union of the National University of Ireland Galway on 15th January 2018?”

The proposed amendment to the NUI Galway Students’ Union constitution, as proposed by the SU Executive Committee, if passed, will result in the following:

  • The Vice-President / Welfare Officer will become the Vice-President / Welfare and Equality Officer with added responsibilities in the area of equality.
  • The current part-time Equality Officer position will be abolished.
  • The current Postgraduate Officer will be abolished.
  • Five new part-time officer positions will be created:
  1. The International Students Officer
  2. The Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  3. The Disability Rights Officer
  4. The Postgraduate Taught Officer
  5. The Postgraduate Research Officer

Referendum Results

Previous Referenda

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