Annual Assembly 2018

I’m delighted to invite you to attend the 10th Annual Assembly of the Irish Second-level Students’ Union (ISSU) which will take place on the 29th of March from 10am-4pm at the Liberty Hall in Dublin.

Register here by filling out this form: https://form.jotformeu.com/80373743723357

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union represents second-level students across Ireland and is a catalyst for change in the Irish Education system seeking to advance education by involving young people actively in all aspects of their education, and empowering young people to realise their voice.

The largest meeting of the ISSU calendar will include elections to our National Student Executive, union policy, constitutional amendments, and annual reports. There will also be a forum for debate and discussion around student councils and student rights in Ireland, as well as student representation and political influence.

Member schools of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union may send up to four delegates to the ISSU Annual Assembly but will be limited to two voting members per school. Non-member schools of the Irish Second-Level Students Union may also send delegates to the ISSU Annual Assembly but these students will only be granted observer status and will not have voting rights on the day.

If you are unsure if your school is a member of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union please contact studentvoice@issu.ie or call 01 443 4461. If your school is not yet a member, you can apply on www.issu.ie. Memberships is free of charge and open to all second-level schools. If you are not a member school, you will find a membership form attached in this letter. You can register to attend until the 23rd of March.

The programme for the day will include group workshops, discussions and debates on various topics as well as voting on motions to determine the work of ISSU for the next year. Democratic elections will also take place on the day allowing interested students to run for officer positions on the ISSU National Executive Committee for the 2018/2019 term.

A year as an officer of ISSU is a fantastic experience as it allows you to be directly involved in the Irish education system and represent students nationwide on important issues such as curriculum reform and mental health awareness. If you would like to run for a position on the National Executive please visit www.issu.ie and fill in the nomination form online. The deadline for nominations, motions and constitutional amendments are the 8th of March.

We look forward to welcoming you to Liberty Hall on the 29th of March.