Meet the Team

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Luke ‘Luje’ Pendlebury


Luke ‘Luje’ Pendlebury (they/him) is the President of NCADSU. The President is the elected representative that bridges the gap between students and the Institution, they work for you and they fight for students' needs, wants and rights. Their role in office is to manage the Union day to day and oversee all goings of everything and anything NCAD or Union related. They meet with the College Management Team of NCAD and speak with them about student issues, meet with students and help them with anything they may have trouble with, manage the accounts, run Campaign weeks, and lobby politicians for better services and support for student life and welfare.

Luje is your Sexy-Thembo-Overlord for the year! Luje started in NCAD waaay back in 2017, they studied Ceramics & Glass and were a joint Education student (the first Education student EVER to be in the Union! Wow!). Luje has a passion for education, obvs, but more specifically YOUR education and YOUR academic rights! Luje’s artistic practice is intertwined with the values of the Union, and has used their art to highlight the gross inequalities in the Irish housing and education systems. In Luje’s manifesto, they set out to make the Union sexy again. Fighting for your rights is sexy! Community empowerment and collaborative action is sexy! Social awareness of class inequalities is sooo sexy! YOU are so sexy! Outside of being the President, Luje loves cool pictures of space, long walks on the beach and most of all they love you <3

To contact Luje please email:

Saorla Doyle

Vice President

Saorla Doyle (she/her) is the Vice President of NCADSU. The Vice President is the elected representative that works in conjunction with the President to be the representative voice for students. Their role in office is to help manage the Union with the President on a day to day basis, organise events for students, run campaign weeks, oversee student life and welfare and anything else that needs doing.

Saorla is a graduate from the Media Department, and she was the PTO for Students with Disabilities in 20/21 and 21/22. She has a genetic disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, so don’t worry if you see her cracking her neck like the young wan from the Exorcist. She is super passionate about access to education, disability rights, and overall student welfare. Outside of NCAD, she enjoys the ocean,  knitting, cooking, and generally behaving like an old lady. She can’t wait to get the buzz back on campus <3

To contact Saorla please email:


Entertainments Officer

The Entertainments Officer is a part-time position filled by a current student in NCAD. Their role deals with any and all events held by the Union, they turn the lights on, get the livestreams up and help the union organise and run all goings on outside the studio walls!

Myles (He/Him) is a Media student who you can mostly find all the way up in the Media studios. He will be here as entertainments officer to make sure everyone has safe and fun time in college and get events back on track. If you have any new and fun ideas feel free to contact him.

To contact Myles please email:


Equality Officer

The LGBTQ+ & Gender Equality Officer is a part-time position filled by a current student in NCAD. Their role is to represent and liaise with students from the queer community to create a more inclusive and understanding space for them to learn in.

Erin is a media student (and joint Rose of NCAD) hoping for a career in film and tv production. Her reasoning for wanting to join the SU is to make everybody feel they have a safe space to be themselves and also of course to be sexy. She will also never ever go for the Rose again.

To contact Erin please email:


Officer for Students with Disabilities

The Officer for Students with Disabilities  is a part-time position filled by a current student in NCAD. Their role is to represent and liaise with students who have any learning difficulties, physical disabilities or neurodevelopmental disabilities. They will lobby with the Union to make the college more accessible for students.

Cass (she/they) as a student was alright, but Cass as a PTO? Just a little bit better. A lover of chats, cats and rats, and a student of Jewellery and objects, she can often be found ramblin' round the Red Square. As someone who has struggled with anxiety, autism and the difficulties that can come along with that, she wants to use her experience to make the campus as accessible and comfortable as possible, for everyone!

To contact Cass please email:


Comms, Clubs, & Socs Officer

The Communications, Clubs & Societies Officer is a part-time position filled by a current student in NCAD. Their role is to facilitate the union and liaise with them on all communications between the Union and students. They help write the weekly email, advise on SU publications, oversee the current clubs and societies being held within the college and online , and to improve the communications within the college.

Lucie Doran (she/her) is a Print student in Studio+ and the PTO for Communications, Clubs and Societies for the 22/23 academic year. She hopes to up the engagement with societies this year by helping people in societies learn more about their interest(s) and help plan some fun stuff to do. You probably won’t find her in the print studio tbh but feel free to message her for any of your needs!

To contact Lucie please email:

George Michael

General Manager

A Students’ Union General Manager is responsible for the overall operational management of the Students’ Union and assists with finance, staff management, and communication & marketing.

George Michael is our General Manager on a volunteer basis because our budget isn’t big enough to pay someone. He loves taxes, techno, and stealing crumbs from people's lunches.

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Mature Student Officer

The Mature Students Officer is a part-time position filled by a current student in NCAD. Their role is to build relationships with students from the ages of 23-103! They organise mature and elegant soirees, aid in any and all communication between the mature community and the Union. They make the craziness of NCAD magical for all to enjoy, as well as providing comforting and friendly advice for any queries that you may have.

This position is not filled! If you are a postgraduate student and wish to run for this role, please contact the SU!

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Postgraduate Officer

The Postgraduate Officer is a part-time position filled by a current student in NCAD for the first time ever!! Their role is to represent and liaise with the postgraduate students. They will organise Postgraduate events, help support and give the Postgraduate students advice, as well as liaise with the Union to help the Postgraduate students have a great experience in NCAD.

This position is not filled! If you are a mature student and wish to run for this role, please contact the SU!