This role is a democratically elected position to be a student advocate representing the student body by sitting on UL committees ensuring the student voice is heard and taken into consideration when the university are making decisions that directly impact the student experience. The student experience encompasses many aspects of academic and intellectual development; social and emotional life; and the growth and refinement of cultural, political, sporting and artistic interests.
This role requires the Deputy President Welfare Officer to sit on up to 40 university committees representing student welfare issues and have a seat on UL Governing Authority. They attend weekly meetings representing the students of UL. Therefore, it is critical to the success of the role that the Deputy President Welfare Officer uses the correct forums to engage student opinion on a regular basis ensuring that all decisions taken are informed and are a true representation of the student voice of UL.