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MISU Elections 2019

Interested in running in the MISU elections?
Nominations open now!
Nomination forms must be returned by Friday 22nd of February at 2pm sharp‼️
Make sure you get your nomination form in on time and you could play a key role in leading and representing the students of MIC and ensuring that their voice is heard!
If you have any questions feel free to call down to us here at MISU Reception or contact Emma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Award for Excellence 2019

Applications for the MIC Foundation and MISU Award for Excellence 2019 are now open. Mary Immaculate College is very fortunate to have very talented and dedicated students who excel in many areas but whose achievements are not always sufficiently celebrated. The MIC Foundation, together with MISU, is offering a number of bursaries to our undergraduate students, under the banner of the Award for Excellence.

These awards are to give recognition to undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence in any area of endeavour, including areas such as music, arts and sport (with the exception of the GAA as College & Munster Council bursaries are already available in this area) whilst maintaining a commitment to their academic studies.

The value of each award is €500

The Award for Excellence is open to all current undergraduate students who have successfully completed the first year of their studies.

The completed application form will need to be uploaded together with a written reference from one external person e.g. teacher/coach/national governing body/community leader plus a written reference confirming a commitment to to your academic studies from a member of MIC staff.

Link to online application here.

 

Referendum for Online Voting

There will be a referendum to amend the MISU Constitution on Thursday 22nd November (Week 11). Students will be asked if they agree or disagree with introducing online voting in MISU elections, by-elections and referenda. The current system for voting is paper ballots and long distance voting, and the proposal is to use online voting going forward, with the provision for paper ballot/long distance voted if needed. By changing Article 11.5 Voting, Articles 11.6 Long Distance Voting and 11.7 Counting will be amended also.

The current MISU Constitution can be found here, the sections which are proposed to change are pages 22 - 24.

The proposed Articles 11.5, 11.6 and 11.7 can be read here. The proposed accompanying schedule to the MISU Constitution, Schedule 7 is also available to read here.

Printouts of the current Constitution, proposed Articles and proposed schedule to the MISU Constitution can be collected from MISU Reception.

Polling stations will be open on the Limerick campus between 8.30am and 6.30pm and on the Thurles campus between 11am and 1pm. Students votes are vital

Announcement from MISU

"In the event of no Union members running for a sabbatical position, Union Council can nominate a non-Union person to run for the post in a subsequent by-election, subject to seeking advice from the Advisory Committee" - Article 11.3.6, MISU Constitution. As no members of Mary I Students’ Union put themselves forward to run for the position of Vice-President in the
By-Election which was scheduled to take place on Thursday 4th October, Union Council, at their meeting on 10.10.2018, implemented Article 11.3.6 of the MISU Constitution and they nominated Alison Dervan (former MISU Vice-President 2015/2016) to stand in a by-election for MISU Vice-President for the 2018/2019 Academic Year. This By-Election will take place on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 on both the Limerick and Thurles Campuses.

Upcoming Events

Feb
22

02.22.2019 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Feb
27

02.27.2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Feb
27

02.27.2019 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Feb
27

02.27.2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Feb
28

02.28.2019 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Feb
28

02.28.2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Art Society

This society believe everyone has artistic ability and talent and that they can express however they want by joining the society! They hold weekly meetings to practise all aspects of art such as sketching, painting and much more. They regularly collaborate with other societies in the college and have held a very successful silent auction in aid of Pieta House. Keep an eye out for their posters around campus.

   

 

Cumann Gaelach

An Cumann Gaelach aims to promote Irish Culture in Mary I, in particular labhairt na Gaeilge. This Society is not just for native, fluent, or even semi-fluent Irish Speakers, it’s for anyone with a cúpla focail and an interest in a good time. Each year the society is involved in organising and participating in the events for Seachtain na Gaeilge. This is also a great society for International students to learn about and experience Irish culture

   

 

Gaisce Society

A new society to Mary I, the gold Gaisce Society aims to encourage students to sign up for the gold Gaisce award and challenge themselves in order to improve skills and gain new experiences. Open to anyone who is interested in becoming part of the society and undertaking the award or those who simply want to stay informed with the running's of the society and the progress of the gold award participants.

   

 

International Society

Drawing mainly on students from abroad the society organises events to help expose students of other nationalities to Irish culture. Weekends away as well as numerous day trips are organised. They fundraise for these outings and have parties for everyone to get to know one another. This society is not limited to International students, all students are welcome.

   

 

LGBTA Society

The LGBT society has been running in Mary I for many years, causing outrage in its early stages, over the years it has become just another society.  Whether your gay, lesbian, bi, trans or just curious the society is there for you.  Catering for everyone whether you would like some guidance, or to attend a confidential meeting or just want a damn good night out on the Limerick gay scene this society is for you.  The society assures anonymity and does not engage in ‘outing’ any members. We all understand how difficult it is if you are not sure/not out/or just out - we've all been there!

   

 

Live Music Society

This society is dedicated to the development of live music in MIC. Regular gigs are organised locally and on campus. They have also held song contests and battle of the bands. Last year saw members of the Live Music Soc take over the entire Summerville Building during RAG Week for the Summerville sessions. You don’t have to be Hendrix to join! Beginners are welcome!  A love of music would help though!

   

 

MIDAS

MIDAS is one of Mary I’s largest and most successful societies. It has something for everyone with regular singing, cabarets, drama and dance workshops as well as plays and an annual musical. It is a great way to build confidence, meet new people and develop skills. There is room for everyone, no matter how much experience you have and it's a great opportunity to get experience in all facets of theatre, whether you want to be on stage or work behind the scenes.

   

 

One World Society

Interested in developing countries, the causes of poverty and fair play? Want to make a difference? Join our group to learn more and to help in campaigns. Every year the One World Society organizes One World Week and Fair Trade Fortnight. The One World Society is also involved with the Limerick City Fairtrade Network. Members of the society were part of the original group who worked to achieve Fairtrade status for the city. The One World Society worked tirelessly to promote the Fairtrade message and to ensure that Fairtrade products are available to students in the College. Monday March 1st 2010 saw MIC being officially recognised as a Fairtrade College. The One World Society also participates in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Limerick and organise numerous other events and activities for students and staff throughout the year!

   

 

Harry Potter Soc

Every year the Harry Potter Society starts the year with a sorting hat ceremony in the TARA building. A busy semester of table quizzes, bake sales, potions classes and intervarsities usually follows. It is the perfect Society for all potter fans to socialise and make new friends in the wizarding world. It doesn’t matter if you’re pureblood, half-blood or Muggle the Harry Potter Soc has something for you.

   
Trad Soc website

 

Trad Society

Their motto sums up the society spirit 'Ceol for the Soul'! All are welcome at their regular sessions in Fennessy's pub. You may spot them performing around campus when events are on and they often collaborate with other societies to fundraise for local charities!

   
SVP website

 

 

Mary I SVP Society

 

The SVP Society is a multi-award winning charity society that has a vibrant presence on campus. They hold events such as Positivity Week, Coin Drives and Food Appeals to fundraise, raise awareness and start conversations! The society is open to all students to join and meetings are held weekly to discuss new ideas. New members are always welcome!