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The front entrance of the Clayton Hotel, Sligo

Projected Delegate Entitlement

The projected voting and delegate entitlements for USI Comhdháil 2024 are currently being calculated. For 2023, the VE was:

ATU Galway Mayo SU 9
ATU Letterkenny SU 6
ATU Sligo SU 9
ATU STACS SU 3
Belfast Metropolitan College SU 2
Carlow College SU 2
College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise SU 2
Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Ollscoil Gaillimh 20
DCU SU 19
Dundalk IT SU  7
IADT SU 4
Maynooth SU 15
MTU Kerry SU  4
MTU Cork SU  10
NCAD SU 3
NCI SU 3
North West Regional College SU 2
Northern Regional College SU 2
Queen’s University Belfast SU 26
SETU Carlow Students’ Union 11
SETU Waterford Students’ Union 10
South Eastern Regional College SU 2
South West College SU 2
Southern Regional College SU 2
St Mary’s University College Belfast SU 3
Stranmillis University College Belfast SU 3
Trinity College Dublin SU 20
TU Dublin SU 29
TUS SU 14
UCC Students’ Union 24
Ulster University SU 28

Motions Hub

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Info Hub

Your delegation should aim to arrive at the hotel before the Comhairle Náisiúnta meeting scheduled for 11am on Monday 25 March.

Your delegation should depart after 2pm on Thursday 28 March.

What’s included?

Congress fees are generally paid by the Students’ Union and there is no charge from USI to any delegate or accredited observer directly.

This is a fully catered event which will include:

  • 3 nights’ B&B accommodation
  • Lunch on each day
  • Dinner on Monday, Tuesday evenings
  • Congress Dinner on Wednesday evening
  • Access to the leisure facilities of the hotel
  • Entertainment

Food

The Congress Director has been assured by the hotel that all notified allergies & intolerances will be catered for at the event, and Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options will all be available. Delegates will be asked by their delegation leader to provide details of any food intolerances or requests.

Bring your Student Card

Bring your Student Card or some form of ID which proves you are a student at the college attached to your Students’ Union.  No ID, no checkin.

Clothes

Best to bring some. It’s best to have comfortable clothes for debate sessions, because these last all day.   By all means have an evening change of clothes for the social events if you wish.  Wednesday evening is a Gala dinner, so if you wish to be all fancy for that, that’s fine too. No pressure.

If you’re going to use the leisure facilities, bring togs. Please.

Questions

If you have queries about Comhdháil, please feel free to ask the Congress Director:  congress@usi.ie 

Check-in

It’s a busy time of year for hotels. Not all rooms will be available to check in on Monday 25 March.

If you’re arriving on Sunday night, you can check in after 3pm on Sunday.

If you’re arriving on Monday morning, there will be a bag-drop area and rooms will be available to check in, in the afternoon.

Accommodation

USI Comhdháil accommodation, as in all previous years, is on the basis of shared rooms. In the vast majority of cases, rooms will be shared between members of their own delegation.

Single rooms are not available on an elective basis for this event. Your delegation leader will be ultimately responsible for sharing arrangements within your delegation, subject to USI’s responsibility to ensure full occupancy of available beds. 

Neither your own delegation leader nor anyone at USI is able to guarantee you a single room. 

Rooming lists will not be available until check-in.

Accessibility

A limited number of fully accessible (roll-in) rooms are available at the hotel and will be reserved for delegates with a certified medical requirement.

Delegates with mobility disabilities will be facilitated as far as possible to be accommodated in accessible rooms close to elevators. The Congress Director may need to communicate with delegates with such conditions personally and confidentially to assess the requirements of delegates.

Observers

Each delegation is entitled to bring up to 2 student observers to Comhdháil. An observer must be a student who would be otherwise eligible to be a delegate. They must be registered in a course of study at the Member Organisation’s institution and possess a valid, current student card.

Press observers

Accredited members of the press may attend open sessions of Comhdháil between 10am and 7pm.  Make arrangements for accreditation with Martina Genockey, our PR & Communications Manager on pr@usi.ie 

Public observers

The Congress Director has determined that, for reasons of available space, there will be no public uninvited observers for USI Comhdháil 2024.

Questions

If you have queries about Comhdháil, please feel free to ask the Congress Director:  congress@usi.ie 

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