Sunday, March 12, 2006

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:


Blogger Chris Gaskin said...


Chris Gaskin, who stood for QUBSU VP Education is believed to be interested in standing for the NUS-USI top post

I would love to know who your sources are

3/13/2006 1:25 am  
Anonymous David Cather said...

Are we to understand from the above comment that Chris Gaskin will not be running?

3/13/2006 9:05 am  
Blogger Chris Gaskin said...


I don't see how my previous comment suggests that I am not running?

3/13/2006 11:32 am  
Anonymous David Cather said...

So you are running then.

3/13/2006 12:39 pm  
Blogger Michael Shilliday said...

He thinks he's clever David. Its a theme running through his cblog comments.

3/13/2006 4:46 pm  
Anonymous The Spy said...

chris might as well run it is his last chance to win any election???
Also it will be nice to see Sinn Fein members reconinsing Northern Ireland bodies good man Chris

3/17/2006 1:16 pm  
Blogger Chris Gaskin said...

I have won plenty of elections spy AKA GSB!

3/17/2006 11:37 pm  
Anonymous The Spy said...

Yea chris we are talking proper elections not wee school boy election to see who will be head of the tuc shop

3/18/2006 9:58 am  
Blogger Chris Gaskin said...

LOL, I am talking about proper elections GSB!

3/18/2006 9:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proper elections or not, I think it's quite obvious you were in charge of the tuck shop! Seriously, though, please enlighten us as to what serious elections you've won.

3/19/2006 1:17 am  
Anonymous David Cather said...

NUS-USI has long been a refuge for failed Queens candidates. The last two were Ben "I Lost My Deposit" Archibald and Damien "I Shafted My Running Mate and Still Lost" Kavanagh.
Whats Ben at these days he must be finished USI by now. I don't mean to be too hard on him he wasn't a bad sort

3/20/2006 4:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3/30/2006 9:47 pm  

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