By Chloe Maguire Sedgwick | Feb 23 2017Ahead of the interviews and hustings, Chloe Maguire Sedgwick gives you the quick lowdown on the candidates.[br]Katie AscoughA third year science student. She has trained with the UCD Trampoline and Gymnastics Club. She is an aspiring journalist who has written for national newspapers and presented radio shows. She is a prominent pro-life campaigner and has appeared on “Claire Byrne Live” and “BBC World News”.Rónán BartleyA third year English and drama student. He won the Hotpress literary award for 2016.Rebecca HartA third year nursing student. She is currently the Health Sciences officer of UCDSU and a student ambassador for UCD. She is also a musician.Philip WeldonA second year business student. He is the current auditor of the LGBTQ+ society. Previously he has campaigned for marriage equality. Campaign & Communications OfficerWiktoria BanachA third year veterinary nursing student. She is currently the Gender Equality campaign co-ordinator.Zak BrophyA second year history, economics and politics student. He was previously a Class Rep, and a member of the UCD ENTS Crew. Cóilín GarveyA second year student of German and Politics. He is a Student Brand Manager at Red Bull (UCD). He is also the Public Relations Officer for the German society.Barry MurphyAn agriculture student. Education OfficerJoshua Gorman ClimaxA second year engineering student. He is currently the Engineering Stage 2 Rep.Robert SweeneyAn economics and politics student. He is currently the auditor of the Economics society. He was previously vice auditor of the Arts society. He has also been a student ambassador in UCD. Welfare OfficerEoghan Mac DomhnaillA third year science student. He is currently serving as Oifigeach na Gaeilge to the SU. He has previously been the vice auditor of an Cumann Gaelach, treasurer of UCD Sinn Féin Society and the Residences Coordinator. Graduate Officer Niall TorrisA 2nd year psychology H.Dip student. He is currently the Mature Students campaign co-ordinator. For more in-depth information and interviews with each candidate, check out the Observer Election Special on the 28th of February.