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BICS 2017 - MISU Societies

Huge congratulations are in order for Rachel Dunne of our SVP Society who won Best Individual in the Small Colleges Category at this years Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Awards in Athlone last week. Congratulations also go to our Harry Potter Society, International Society & Live Music Society who were also present representing MIC Limerick.
Over 400 staff and students from colleges across Ireland took part in the annual Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Awards; held in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone. This event sees student college societies, from all over the country, compete against each other for 20 awards in 13 different categories. One of the major highlights in the college calendar, these awards celebrate the unyielding work students do to create a greater, more enjoyable and more holistic college life for their peers. This year’s awards were in partnership with Please Talk, Partridge Peartree, USI & Comhlámh.

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Mary Immaculate College mourns the passing of College President, Rev. Prof. Michael Hayes

Mary I Students' Union (MISU) was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor. Michael A. Hayes, President of Mary Immaculate College, following a short illness. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues.
http://www.mic.ul.ie/latestnews/Pages/MichaelHayes.aspx

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

MISU Student Satisfaction Survey

Here at Mary I Students' Union we are constantly looking for ways to improve the service which we offer.

As we face into plans for the future we would very much appreciate your opinions and ideas.

If you could take 5 minutes to fill out the below survey it will help us formulate a strategic plan for the Union over the coming years.

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To show our appreciation we are offering 3 prizes of €250 cash! To be in with the chance of winning all you have to do is fill out the short survey and include your email address if you wish to be included in the draw.

Dialann Sláinte (Health Promotion) Newsletter Week 12

The Health Promotion Office's Newsletter for Week 12 is available to read here. Find out more about their Lunchtime Mindfulness and Meditation, upcoming workshops and events which may be of interest. To find out more, drop in to their office, G06 near the canteen between 9.30am and 4.30pm, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find them on Facebook (Hpo Mary Immaculate) and Twitter (@MIC_HP).

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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.

   

 

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!