What is the SU
Welcome to Mary I Students' Union
Giving you a voice, helping you to use it
Enriching your college experience!

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“Giving you a voice, helping you to use it, enriching your college experience”


Mary I Students’ Union (MISU) is the representative body of students within Mary Immaculate College (MIC) Limerick and Thurles. MISU is here to provide support, advice and representation for its members and to help make College life easier. MISU aims to stand up and if necessary, fight for the rights of its members. Students are represented by the elected Mary I Students’ Union Executive Committee Officers. MISU is independent from the College but works closely with the College in the interests of its members.

The Union is administered by the General Manager, Clubs & Societies Coordinator, Finances Coordinator, Commercial Services Supervisor and the Student Advocacy & Representation Assistant.

The Constitution of MISU, Mary I Students' Union, is a binding document passed by referendum of the students of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. It outlines the functions and objectives of the Students' Union. It indicates how goals should be achieved and how the Union is governed. A copy of the Constitution can be downloaded or viewed here

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 The SU’s main aims are to: 

  • Give students a say in their own student/college life
  • Protect and represent students in academic and non-academic matters
  • Create a positive college experience for students
  • Help new students integrate into college life
  • Facilitate extra-curricular activities for students


MISU works to achieve these aims by: 

  • Working together with all college departments to ensure that key relationships are developed and maintained
  • Providing assistance, information, services, guidance, security and entertainments for the student population
  • Providing the best possible balance between academic and social experiences
  • Being an approachable and welcoming point of contact for students, even if it’s just for a chat!
  • Encouraging increased student participation in extra-curricular activities


Every student within Mary I is automatically a member of the SU when they enter Mary I, so make sure we hear your voice and you get involved!

The MISU Office is the HQ of the Students’ Union. The Limerick office is located on the ground floor of the TARA Building and the Thurles Office is located on the 2nd Floor of the main building. The Students’ Union President, Rachel and Vice-President, Alison are based mainly in the Limerick Office but travel to the Thurles campus on a weekly basis. The Thurles College Officer, Evan is based in the Thurles Office. Either of the offices is the place to go with all your queries, questions, problems or comments. We’ll be more than happy to help and if we can’t, we will point you in the right direction.


Students’ interests are represented by MISU in the following ways;

Through elections and referenda
Election of Sabbatical Officers, Part-Time Officers and Class Reps. Referenda are held when required

At Union Council
The forum at which students make decisions re. Union policy, activities and campaigns and through which Executive Committee news and views are conveyed to Union members and vice versa

On College committees
The Sabbatical Officers and other Executive members sit on a wide range of college committees which include; An Comhairle Acadúil (Academic Council) and An tÚdarás Rialaithe(College Governing Body)

Through liaison with external bodies
MISU has representation at the following bodies; Limerick Association of Students’ Union (LASU), Board of Irish College Societies (BICS), Association of Students’ Union Administrators (ASUA), Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), Union of Student Teachers (U.S.T)



MISU provides support to students in the following ways;

Academic Support; Educational issues such as Assignments, Exams, Syndication & Plagiarism, TP Appeals
Welfare; Promoting positive mental health within MIC, Assisting students in financial difficulty through Student Welfare Fund, Advising students in relation to Landlord/Tenant Issues, Advise on personal safety

Equality; MISU represents students’ interests re. Equality (student equality, disability, minority rights and general entitlements)

MISU also works with MIC to improve health and on-campus medical services