President: Clare Austick

Clare Austick
Extension: 2746
Mobile: 086 3855502
su.president@nuigalway.ie

Responsibilities

The President is responsible for the management of the Students' Union including Union finances, campaigns and initiatives. The President represents students' interests through meeting with management and participating on University Committees. He/she is chairperson of Students' Union Commercial Services, the company which runs the College Bar, Smokey's, the SU Shop and the Wall. He/she also serves on the Board of Directors of: Seirbhisi Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, the Health Unit and Flirt Fm. The President is the spokesperson for the Union and leads coordinates lobbying on a national level.

If you feel things could be done better or if you can identify an area in which improvement is needed within the University, then talk to Phelim.

Background

Hi everyone, my name is Clare Austick and I'm your Students' Union President for the academic year 2019/2020! I'm a Science graduate and have been involved in the Union for a number of years; as a class rep, a part-time officer and last year's Vice-President/ Welfare & Equality Officer.

The Union is your advocacy and representative body; officers are elected each year to work for you and on your behalf. You might not always see what we're doing but we're constantly fighting for you in the background, running campaigns, ensuring the student voice is heard and meeting students individually. University is a great opportunity for you to meet new people and try things that you might never have done before. If you ever need anything or want to see something changed, don't hesitate to contact me. I wish you all the very best and hope you have the most meaningful student experience possible.The President co-ordinates the activities of the Students' Union and works with University Management to achieve the best academic environment and quality of life for NUI Galway students. The President is responsible for the finances of the Union, for co-ordinating Union campaigns during the year and acts as chief spokesperson for the Union. If you feel things could be done better or if you can identify an area in which improvement is needed within the University, then talk to Clare.

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