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Aisling and Laura held their first session of Chats with Sabbats' via Zoom in Week 1 with all First Year students. This gave students an opportunity to meet other students in their year, have a chat and get to know who is representing them and raise any question/queries/issues they have with the Sabbatical Officers.

The sessions in Week 2 were for all Second Year students. On Tuesday the 6th of October, all Educations Students were invited to join. While on Thursday the 8th of October, all Arts students are invited to join in.  3rd year students joined the Chats with Sabbats sessions in Week 3 on Thursday 15th of October.  

This week (Week 4), the Sabbats are holding the Chat with Sabbats for all 4th Year Students on Thursday 22rd October at 4pm. Let the Sabbats know how your semester is going, and ask any questions you might have; they're more than happy to help and want to hear from you!

Aisling and Laura will be holding more sessions of Chats with Sabbats' later in the semester so keep an eye on your MIC Student email, for confirmation and details of your session and the Zoom link.

The first MISU Union General Meeting (UGM) of the year will take place via Zoom on Thursday October 8th at 12pm.  Check out the email sent to all students by the MISU Sabbats (your full time elected student reps) for the link to join the meeting.

What is a UGM? The Union General Meeting (UGM) is the supreme governing body of MISU and is held twice a semester. UGMs are open to all students to attend. It gives a chance for MISU to update students on its work and for students to give feedback on their campus life. The UGM has the power to mandate Union Council and the Executive Committee. There must be at least 5% of the Union‘s membership at the UGM for it to be quorum (quorum means the minimum number of members at a meeting in order to make the proceedings valid or for any decisions to pass).

Students can now apply for the Student Assistance Fund. Applications can be found on the MIC website, via the student portal here . You will need to log in using your student email and log-in password.

The deadline for returning applications is Friday 30th October 2020. If you have any queries, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us in MISU for any advice.

If you are parking in the student car parks on the Limerick campus, you need to apply for a Student Parking sticker. It's free and easy to apply for.

 

Fill out the application form online: Student Parking Sticker application

 

You will get an email to your student email letting you know when to collect your sticker from MISU Reception (on the ground floor of the TARA building at the bottom of the TARA steps).

 

Stickers will be issued from Monday September 28th (Week 1).

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You are represented by elected Officers: There are two full time Sabbatical Officers who were elected in Semester 2 of last year and have been in office since June. Aisling is your Students' Union President and Laura is your Students' Union Vice President/Academic Officer.  They attend college meetings as the student representatives and ensure that the student voice is heard when decisions are being made. They also coordinate events and campaigns and hold regular MISU meetings to inform the students of their work and to gather student feedback. With the current situation, they have been working hard to make sure students are informed of the changes and understand what to expect with the upcoming college year (as much as possible). 

 

Aisling and Laura started their journey in MIC as first years and completely understand that new students need a bit more help and support as they get used to college. They work with MISU Management and Staff, students and College staff to create a positive college atmosphere for students and support all students in academic and non-academic matters. MISU is independent from the college but work closely with MIC to represent students' best interests.

 

Keep up with Aisling and Laura across MISU social media, where they provide regular updates!

Insta @maryistudentsunion

Facebook @maryistudentsunion @MISUThurles

Twitter @maryisu

Snapchat Limerick @maryisu Thurles @misuthurles

Click the following link to watch their most recent Q&A with Aisling and Laura

 

They have a team of part-time student officers (the Executive Officers) who work alongside them to represent key areas of student experience. There are some vacancies for officerships on the Exec Committee and if you would be interested in joining the team, click here for more information.

Remember, make sure you reply to accept or defer your course BEFORE the closing date. Check out the CAO website here to find the full breakdown of reply dates for Round 1 etc.

Top tip: We highly recommend you get involved Orientation if you can. It's your first introduction to the College and MISU, you'll be introduced to college staff and meet your MISU officers. 

For all information on what Orientation 2020 will look like, check out the MIC Orientation section.