Election of a Postgraduate Student

Under the Universities Act, 1997, one Postgraduate student is to be elected by the Postgraduate students as a member of Údarás na hOllscoile (The University Governing Authority). The period of office of the person elected to fill the current vacancy, shall be February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022 (provided that (s)he continues to be a Postgraduate student for the duration of that period).

Election Result:

Congratulations to Sebastiaan Bierema on his appointment to the Governing Authority for February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022.

For more information on Sebastiaan Bierema please see below:

Hi everyone, my name is Seb Bierema, and I am a third year PhD student in the school of Political Sciences and Sociology. If I get elected as Postgrad Rep on Údarás na hOllscoile, my main goal will be to ensure that Postgraduate students get paid for all teaching and academic duties they are expected to carry out, and to push for fairer, standardised, and documented guidelines of employment conditions. If your department expects you to teach, tutor, demonstrate labs, or grade assignments without pay, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.