From Social Media to Student Council: On the Importance of Accountability

BY MEGAN LIDDY Last Thursday, Dominic Doherty, Deputy Director of the Students’ Union, felt moved to send an email to all SU Councillors, asking them to think carefully about what they posted on social media. He wrote: “I am sure that you would agree that in any contest where one party cannot defend themselves, theContinue reading “From Social Media to Student Council: On the Importance of Accountability”

NUS-USI QUBSU Election Blooper

BY MEGAN LIDDY AND FIACHRA O’MAOLCRAOIBHE On Monday night, the evening before polling began, avid social media users watched an electoral accident happen in real time. A Facebook page once upon a time, used to promote the QUB campaign to reaffiliate to NUS-USI in November 2012, suddenly changed the page name to ‘Vote Breaking ThruContinue reading “NUS-USI QUBSU Election Blooper”

Polling Day Two Live Blog

Hello and welcome to day two of polling in the QUBSU 2014 elections, and the second day of the Gown’s QUBSU Sabbatical Election 2014 liveblog! 8.00am: 2040 votes have been cast. That’s 563 votes cast overnight since 5:00pm on day one of polling. 9.00am: 2077 votes have been cast. 10.00am: 2101 votes have been cast.Continue reading “Polling Day Two Live Blog”