Student Council

The Student Council in the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies aims to coordinate initiatives in support of the Sustainable Development Goals across the University. Within the framework of student bodies at UCD, we educate young people about the Sustainable Development Goals, provide opportunities to come together and collaborate to synthesise efforts within the student community.

Our Objectives are:

1. Mainstreaming the SDGs into the work of Student Union, Student Societies and all other student lead initiatives at UCD.

2. Coordinating and facilitating the collaboration of different student initiatives on SDG-related topics.

3. Raising awareness for the SDGs within the University and beyond.

4. Engage in University policy planning and explore feedback mechanisms for a student/university interface on the SDGs.

5. Intensify cooperation through our involvement in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth, including participation in conferences and international initiatives.


Contact us via: students.csds.ucd@gmail.com

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SDSN Youth Representatives:

Shannon Ferber
BA Joint Honours Politics and International Relations & History

Charlotte Thumser
Master of Public Administration in Development Practice (MDP), UCD College of Social Sciences and Law
Email: charlotte.thumser@ucdconnect.ie



Founding Members of the Student Council:

James Brady
LLM International Human Rights, UCD Sutherland School of Law

Sarah Flaherty
MA International Relations, UCD School of Politics and International Relations

Anna Hernick
Master of Public Policy, UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Amy Hetherington
MA Peace and Conflict, UCD School of Politics and International Relations

Janina Kopfmüller
MSc European Governance, UCD School of Politics and International Relations

Aoife McNamara
MA International Relations, UCD School of Politics and International Relations

Franziska Ott
MA International Relations, UCD School of Politics and International Relations