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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.

Graduation 2018

All the information on conferring ceremonies, tickets, academic robes and photographs are now available on the MIC website, link here.


If you have any questions about ceremonies, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please include your Name, ID number, and Course in the e-mail. If you have any questions, contact us in MISU and we'll advise you!

By-Election for Vice President

As the position of MISU Vice-President is now vacant, a By-Election will take place for Vice-President. As approved by Union Council, nominations for the position of Vice President will open on Friday 28th of September and close on Tuesday 2nd of October at 12pm.

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Assistant Teaching Position (Finland)

Organisation: Kalajoen Lukio

Position title: Assistant Teaching Position (Finland)

Website: http://www.lukio.kalajoki.fi

Application closes: 30 April 2018

Commences: August/early Sept 2018

Contract Type: Temporary

Contract Hours: Full Time

Remuneration/ Pay rate: 1900 euros per month.

Location: Kalajoki

Details: Assistant teaching position

Municipality of Kalajoki, Northern Finland.

Primary duties of the position:

Working with a number of schools in the municipality with focus on Kalajoki Upper secondary high school. Teaching primarily in two schools, first 'Comprehensive school upper level' (ages 13-16 grades 7-9) and the second is the 'Upper Secondary High School' (16-18+).

Planning and teaching of an 'International studies course' in the Kalajoen Lukio - Upper secondary high school - (project based learning focused)

Assisting with a number of local schools in the municipality ranging from elementary up

Organizing an "International studies" club in the Junior high school.

Teaching as part of a Finnish nationally funded language bath project dealing with elementary and primary level students.

Take part in Erasmus+ KA219 international education project.

In addition candidates will:

Provide languages course for Finnish teachers.

Take part in extra curricular actives, such as international student exchanges.

Teaching and assisting in a variety of other subjects and schools in the area.

The school will make every effort to help enrich your experience through mixing with the local community. If you are keen on the outdoors, cross country skiing and ice swimming are available.

The working language will be English. Finnish language skills are not necessary.

You will receive a monthly salary and the school will help to organise accommodation (at your expense - this could be an apartment or with a host family) and general set up services in Kalajoki. You will be required to cover all costs including airfares.

The position will ideally be for one Finnish academic year starting around August 2018.

Person Specification:

We are looking for someone who can bring fresh ideas to the schools and positively influence the students and teachers.

You will be outwardly friendly, enthusiastic, open to new opportunities and willing to contribute to the sustained future of the schools.

You will be able to work independently and use your own innovation and ideas throughout the course of your time at the schools.

Teaching experience is not required although it would be beneficial.

This is an ideal position for a recent graduate looking for some global experience working in a beautiful but rural environment.

As you will be supporting teachers in the classroom whose first language is not English, you will require an exceptionally high level of written and verbal English.

Application procedures:

For further information and to apply via CV and covering letter, email William O'Gorman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cover letter:

Please address the following points in your letter

1- What experience do you have working with young people?

2- Have you any experience in international education?

3- How do you feel your experience meets the criteria of this position, provide some details.

Contact Details

Contact: William O'Gorman

Phone: +358 444691226

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