Hi Everyone! My name is Siobhán Howe and I will be your Student Union President of LYIT for 2019/2020. I studied Law with Criminal Justice and ran for the position of Education/Communication Officer last year. It was a rewarding year and one of the many reasons why I decided to put my name forward for president. I am really excited to represent you, the students, for the academic year ahead.
My job is to represent the students on our Letterkenny Campus as well as our students out in the Killybegs Campus. I do this locally, through Academic Council and Governing Body and nationally through USI.
How does one person manage to represent each student?
The simple answer to that is, with the help of every student, especially the team of sabbatical officers and Class Reps. Class Reps are the students who you will find in every class. Class Reps often contact the Student Union to inform us of issues that may arise, both in and out of class and give the Student Union ideas for improvements for the union or the college.
The sabbatical officers are the people who have been voted by you, the student, to work on ensuring every student has a fantastic experience here in the college. The sabbatical team this year consists of myself, Mary Hernandez (VP for Welfare and Equality) and Adam O Flaherty (VP for Education and Communications).
LYIT is a small college, it is fun, relaxed and has a very inclusive atmosphere. I want you to have an amazing experience, just like I did, if not better!
I’m really looking forward to meeting all the returning students this year and the students who are just beginning. If you have any questions, or just want to have a chat, don’t be afraid to call on up to the Student Union offices as we are always up for a chat!