What is the SU

Welcome to MISU


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






MISU Limerick


 Find out more about MISU and how to get involved by viewing the Intro to MISU video!



Mary I Students' Union (MISU) is the representative body for the students of Mary Immaculate College (MIC). MISU is here to provide support, advice and representation for its members, the students of MIC. MIC has approximately 4,500 students who are based across two campuses, one in Limerick and the other in Thurles.

Students automatically become members of MISU upon enrolment and MISU is accountable to the students whom it represents.

The student body is represented by a democratically elected Executive Committee and MISU is administered by a General Manager, Finance Coordinator, Clubs & Societies Coordinator, Student Advocacy & Representation Assistant and Receptionist, which is a role filled by a third year BA Placement Student.



The Constitution of MISU is a binding document passed by referendum of the students of MIC and 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.

The Schedules of the Constitution are as follows;

Schedule 1 - Sub-Committees of Union Council

Schedule 2 - Referendum & Results incl. amendments to the Constitution

Schedule 3 - Appendix 1: MISU Disciplinary Procedure

    Appendix 2: MISU Election Regulations

    Appendix 3: MISU Clubs & Societies Regulations Document

Schedule 4 - Affiliations

Schedule 5 - Committees of the Sabbatical Officers and the Postgraduate Officer

Schedule 6 - MISU Management Advisory Board Terms of Reference

Schedule 7 - MISU Elections, By-Elections and Referenda

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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


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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; 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   

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