Success in Student Council elections

The DUA are pleased to report successes in the 2011 elections for the Students’ Union Council, with an increased number of members from the various faculties being elected this year.

We stood in these elections making clear our objectives for the coming year should we be elected – these include:

  • Ensuring accountability of sabbatical officers;
  • Striving to make the University and Students’ Union more respectful of ALL sections of the student population and not be a ‘cold house’ for anyone;
  • Fighting to protect minority subjects at Queen’s and stop the axing of courses;
  • Standing up for democracy and opposing any activity on campus that runs contrary to it.

We will work with others with the aim of making a positive impact in the coming months.

Excellent day at Queen’s Freshers’ Fair

The DUA were present all day at the Freshers’ Fair in the Students’ Union on Wednesday. We received a great response from students at our stall, with a large number of freshers and continuing students joining the association. We would like to thank all those who managed to stop and talk to us in the middle of the Snack Bar chock-a-block!

We also collected dozens of signatures for the “Campaign for a Referendum on our membership of the European Union” petition. Amid the current turmoil in the EU over bailouts and the euro currency and ever increasing moves towards European integration, we believe it is about time the people of the United Kingdom were given the choice of whether or not to remain part of this organisation.*

If you are a student at Queen’s, were unable to attend the Freshers’ Fair and would like to join in our activities this year, please email us at with your name, student number and a contact telephone number and we will get back to you.

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