Meet Kevin: Your Student Union Vice-President for Education & Communications
For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Kevin Pakenham and I am more than delighted to introduce myself as your Vice-President for Education & Communications in AIT’s Student Union for the 2020/2021 academic year.
First of all, I would like to welcome all the new students to AIT as well as all returning students. I am looking forward to meeting and helping you all over the academic year. AIT is an amazing place with a sense of community in which you will excel as a person academically and socially within your time here! It is said that school is the best days of your life, but I beg to differ as I feel college days are the best days of your life!
I am 23 years old and I am originally from Oldcastle in Co. Meath. I have just recently finished studying a level 8 degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care here at AIT in the last four years. Through these last four years I have learned so much not only around Social Care but about myself as a person and also about other people too! I have met so many people and have gained so many amazing friends and don’t worry you will too!
My role as Vice-President for Education & Communications will consist of working as a team alongside Áine (SU President) and Niall (SU DP/ VP for Welfare & Equality) and all other staff here at AITSU to help and represent all students of AIT.
I am responsible for all matters or queries in relation to education and communications for the Students Union on behalf of all students of AIT.
Some of these matters consist of:
Attending to any issues or conflict that may arise for students in their college course i.e. any conflict between students’ and lectures.
Issues in relation to exam fails, repeats or deferrals.
Coordinating all education campaigns
Being a student representative in the Academic council of AIT
The recruitment and management of class representatives for all college courses and providing training for them.
Assisting all students with all queries with SUSI grants & college fees.
Once again, I look forward to seeing you all! Don’t be afraid to drop into us to say hello or have a chat! We can help you with any issues you have as our doors are always opened!
Although the year ahead may be challenging under the certain circumstances, I hope you all have a fun and exciting year!
Remember, Don’t be afraid to push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you!
Best of luck!
Location: Students' Union