As Hilary term begins, nominations for sabbatical elections open

Nominations for the TCDSU Sabbatical elections race opens today, and will run until Monday February 15

This afternoon, nominations for Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) sabbatical elections have opened, with the campaign period to take place on March 1 to March 11. 

Nominations for the sabbatical officers will be open until Monday February 15.

TCDSU has five sabbatical officers which oversee the union activities through any academic year. The President, the Education Officer, the Welfare and Equality Officer, the Communications and Marketing Officer and the Ents Officer all organize different events and factors in the union throughout any given year.

Alongside the sabbatical elections, the editor of the University Times (UT) editor is also elected by the student body. 

Voting for sabbatical officers will start after the campaign period ends in March, and the new officers will assume their role in June.

TCDSU represents all students in College, and any registered Trinity student can run for the roles within the union. 

During the campaign period, candidates running in the elections will be permitted to do most of their campaigning online, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no students will be permitted to campaign on campus. 

No posters will be allowed on campus during the campaigning period either, in a bid to stop an influx of students coming to campus on the election days.

Voting will take place online, which is different from previous elections, where students voted in-person on campus.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that nominations for sabbatical officer elections close on February 5. In fact, they close on February 15.

Shannon Connolly

Shannon Connolly is the Editor-in-Chief of the 69th volume Trinity News, and a Senior Sophister student of English Literature and Philosophy. She previously served as Deputy Editor, News Editor and Assistant News Editor.