Monday, 20 October 2008

VOTE GREEN Student Council Elections 2008

Several QUB Greens are standing for election in the upcoming SU council elections.

Unlike several other political groupings who merely obstructed workings in council last year, the Greens opposed the stale nationalist vs unionist way the council was operating and helped "green" the campus by setting up an SU Environmental Committee and assisted in the drive to install recycling around the campus.

With your votes we could do even more this year!Our candidates are:

JASON GAMBLE - Arts, Humanities And Social Sciences

KARLY GREENE - Arts, Humanities And Social Sciences

CONOR CLERKIN - Arts, Humanities And Social Sciences

MARK MCCORMICK - Engineering And Physical Sciences

ADAM MCGIBBON will also stand in the "Open" constituency, for which elections will be held on TUESDAY 28TH OCTOBER.

You can vote on Queens Online on TUESDAY 21ST OCTOBER, BETWEEN 10AM AND 6PM. You can vote according to your university faculty.

Click HERE to go to Queens Online. When you are logged in, you can vote by choosing "Online Voting."

Keep it Green!


Sunday, 19 October 2008


Young Greens Claire Nic Innreachtaigh (l), Mark McCormick (c) & Méidhbhín Ní Rúiséil (r)

The Young Greens took part in this years Irish Language Parade in Belfast. It was a colourful rally and we, like all other groups taking part, demanded official status for the Irish language!

Leading the Young Greens on the day Mark McCormick said, "The Green Party is a global party firmly based of a Human Rights approach, dedicated to respect for diversity in all its forms and opposed to discrimination in any way.

We support the Good Friday Agreement, the European Convention on Minority Languages and other HR legislation at European and UN level, not just abroad, but in the UK and Ireland too.

Irish has the same status as Welsh under EU and UK law and the GFA is now ten years old!! Young Greens feel this issue is long overdue for resolution and I feel this should have been recognised just as Gay Rights have been recognised in NI.

It was promised in the St. Andrews Agreement over 2 years ago and this type of legislation is already rooted in Scotland, Wales and the South of Ireland, why should N. Ireland be the odd one out?"

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


The QUB Greens Stall. Mark, Karly, Adam and Jason.

Freshers Bazaar 2008 was a great day for the Young Greens! We managed to sign up 67 interested students and made good contacts with many.

It was great to see such a diverse range of people show interest in the society and our environmental and green principles. I spoke to people from all over the UK and Ireland, Europe and as far away as Canada who all signed up and hope to get involved during the year!

And ofcourse the 'Tree' graced the SU corridors with its presence giving free hugs to all! Even some enthusiastic boys in speedos got a hug.

With such a positive start I am really looking forward to the events and campaigns we have in store for you all in this new academic year at Queens.

Our first meeting of the year will be Wednesday 15th October in the Students Union Club Room 1, Third Floor at 2pm. I hope to see some of you there! We will be outlining our plans and also electing our new committee for the year.

Keep it Green!

Mark McCormick
QUB Greens Co-Chair