MISU Newsletter

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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 endeavor, 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.

Please download the application form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11Ta96gJ-KbQZnrUoKJ6c-ORhsziOTPe0BYf9J0jOwtc/edit  

Completed nomination forms must be returned by Thursday 27th February at 5pm and interviews will take place on Thursday 5th of March.

The MISU Executive Committee comprises 2 full-time positions and 7 part-time positions. All of the positions will need to be filled for the 2020 / 2021 Academic Year. The election will take place on Thursday 5th March 2020.


Full-Time - Click on each of the full time positions to read the job description

President Role.pdf   (paid)

VP Role.pdf   (paid)


Part-Time Officers - Part Time Officer Roles.pdf  

Welfare & Equality Officer

Entertainments Officer

Societies Officer

Clubs & Sports Officer

Culture & Irish Officer

Postgraduate Officer

Thurles College Officer (only Thurles students can run for this position)


The following outlines the nomination process, which will open on Friday 21st February 2020;

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Mary I Students' Union has launched its first formal Strategic Plan. The official launch took place in MIC on Tuesday, 28th January by Aisling Cusack, MISU President and Darragh Gallagher, Chair of Union Council. The plan sets out MISU's four high-level priorities which they will work on over the next four years; Representation, Advocacy and Leadership, Student Experience, Services as well as Structures and Systems.

In implementing the strategy, MISU's vision is to be a students' union that is a dynamic, creative and responsive organisation, which ensures the student's overall experience is at the centre of college life. The goals identified in this plan provide a structure for achieving the union’s vision at a time of significant change for MISU, MIC and the wider higher education landscape.

Speaking about the strategic plan, Ms Cusack said: "Students are an integral part of the MIC Community, and as members of MISU, we champion their voice and experience within that community. This plan is for students and about students. Each of the goals, which we have identified, will directly benefit student life and enhance the student experience at MIC. The new ideas and objectives, which the executive officer teams bring forward each year, will complement and enhance the plan. This plan will provide greater opportunities for MISU officers to collaborate with those who came before and those who follow."

MISU is at an important stage in its history as the 2019/2020 Academic Year is the 21st year of operation of the union in its current structure. Throughout this time, MISU has seen continuous growth in the number of students attending MIC with the union responding accordingly to meet the needs of the student body. MIC has also become a multi-campus institution, with the addition of the Thurles campus in 2016.

"MISU has grown and evolved alongside the college during recent decades, and the scope and scale of the work we do have increased significantly in that time and during the last few years in particular and will continue to do so. It is important that we are in a strong position to meet these changes, deliver on our core values and ensure that student advocacy, support and representation is at the centre of what we do." says General Manager of the MISU, Ms Dee Kennelly, General Manager.

 Prof. Eugene Wall, President of MIC congratulated MISU on the launch of their Strategic Plan and welcomed the opportunities it provides where MIC and MISU can continue to work collaboratively to enhance the student experience.

 A copy of the plan can be viewed here

Applications for Long Distance Voting will close at 5pm on Monday 18th April 2016!


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