Gaskin makes one last stand...
Chris Gaskin, who stood for QUBSU VP Education is believed to be interested in standing for the NUS-USI top post.
The NUS-USI Convenor is responsible for representing 'the student movement' in Northern Ireland within UK and in the Republic of Ireland. The current convenor is Damien Kavanagh, a former VP Education from Queen's, himself.
Gaskin fell 184 votes short in defeating fellow Law student Michael Forde in a hotly fought contest for the Education portfolio on Thursday 2nd March.
Gaskin who is well known within Student Union circles was widely considered a favourite to win the post in what was seen as his 'last stand' to re-enter the Students' Union Executive. He previously held the post of SCA officer in the Union executive only to be defeated last year, 2005, by Edward Hanna of the 'Campaign for a Better Union'.
- Article from 'The Gown' online blog: http://thegown.blogspot.com/2006/03/students-back-forde-caughey-and.html
- NUS-USI http://www.nistudents.org/