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New Sinn Féin University structure pays dividends

11 November, 2008

Sinn Féin has recently implemented a transformation of the party's structures in Universities across the six counties. This follows a summer long 'think tank' by young Sinn Féin members who had recently passed through the party's college structures. These meetings resulted in the formation of a new University Officer Board.

Commenting on the new structures, University Officer Board member, Meabh Mackel said,

"On the back of huge recent growth of Sinn Féin in Universities across the North it was decided that a new structure should be put in place in order to co-ordinate the college cumainn so that they can reach their full potential and to manage our growing membership.

"We now have an officer board in place containing members with political experience in Universities. There are 10 members of the officer board including among others; Chairperson, PRO and Events Coordinator. Members of the college cumainn also attend the University officer board meetings."

Chairperson of Jordanstown Sinn Féin Caolan Quinn said,

"Sinn Féin has become more organised and efficient due to the revamp in the colleges. With more co-ordination between the colleges new members receive training in their newly obtained positions. More successful fundraising also means that we have been able to take our new member on educational trips. Recently we travelled to Stormont to meet with Sinn Fein MLAs and also enjoyed republican tours of Belfast and Derry. A weekend trip to Dublin has been organised for January.

"Over 500 people signed up across all campuses in the North at Fresher's Fayres and recruitment days. Presently Sinn Féin is by far the largest party in all campuses, we hope to build upon this and grow even bigger." ENDS

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