Sam Maguire has announced that he will be stepping down as president of YUSU at the end of the academic year.
The announcement came in a recent blog post drawing attention to the upcoming YUSU elections, which take place next term.
Maguire stated that he wished to go travelling next year so would not be running for a second term as President, a role he described as “one of the best jobs in the world.”
He also used the post to call for greater diversity amongst Presidential candidates, using an infographic from a previous Vision article to highlight the comparatively small number of female candidates that have ran for the position in the past.
The lack of mature, international and postgraduate students running for Sabbatical roles was also noted.
He stated “Putting it frankly us Sabbs are normally white and middle class and this isn’t fully representative of the demographics of our membership.
“So to change that I encourage people from any and every background to run and if you feel like there is a barrier stopping you from running for a role then come and talk to us!
“We should have a set of candidates for every position which reflects our student body.”
For those would-be leaders out there who are looking to fill Maguire’s shoes, nominations open on the 5th January.