350 Members Representing Every Class in the University
Students' Union and Class Reps Council
The Students’ Union Executive is answerable to Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn consists of approximately 350 members representing every class in the University. Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn is essential to the running of the Union and is beneficial to the running of the University. It also helps bring students ever more closely involved with the workings of the Union and the University. Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn is used by the Union to inform students what is happening within the University and also to get feedback from students regarding any problems, suggestions or positive aspects they have found in the University.
Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn meets at least three times per semester and quorum for a Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn meeting shall be fifty class representatives.
Each of the NUI Galway Colleges also has a College Class Representative Council together with a Postgraduate Council. Each College Council meets twice each semester.
The object of the College Class Rep Councils is to discuss individual faculty issues whilst Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn discusses University wide issues. Class Reps is co-ordinated by the Vice-President/Education Officer who works with the SU Council Chair and the Convenors to ensure that every class is represented and heard. Feel free to make use of the Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn to get your views across by approaching your class rep or and Officer.
Vice President/Education Officer
Vice-President / Welfare and Equality Officer
Leas-Uachtarán don Ghaeilge/Vice President for the Irish Language
International Students Officer
Mature Students' Officer
Postgraduate Taught Officer
Convenor of the College of Arts Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
Convenor of the College of Science and Engineering
Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law
Postgraduate Research Officer
Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
Disability Rights Officer
Ethnic Minorities Officer
Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Officer
Class Reps is co-ordinated by the Vice-President/Education Officer who works with the SU Council Chairperson and the Convenors to ensure that every class is represented and heard. Feel free to make use of the Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn to get your views across by approaching your class rep or an Officer.
Class Reps and the ALIVE Certificate
As an NUI Galway Class Representative you are eligible to apply for the ALIVE Certificate for Volunteering. This is a Presidential Award recognising all extra-curricular activities of all NUI Galway students.
BECOME A CLASS REP
The Class Rep is the “Voice of your Class” and represents the views of the majority of the class. They help to solve both individual and class-wide problems. If you decide to run for Class Rep, your responsibilities will include communicating between your class and the course lecturers, attending Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn and your College Council meetings to help formulate Students’ Union policies and arranging class parties, hoodies etc. Being a Class Rep is good fun and a great addition to your CV.
Class Reps are appointed by election in each class either by the Students’ Union or by lecturers. Upon election, the newly elected Class Rep will be registered by the Education Officer.
If you have any queries please contact the Education Officer
FIND YOUR CLASS REP
Your Class Rep is the “voice of your class” and represents views of the majority of your class and help solve both individual and class-wide problems. If you don’t know who your Class Rep is you can log into Yourspace.universityofgalway.ie and click on Class Rep on the left hand side or contact the Education Officer on email@example.com
Join the SU Crew
Even if you’re not an elected Class Rep, you can still get involved in the Students’ Union activities. The Union regularly runs campaigns on campus, and we’re always looking for extra help. From somewhat intimidating tasks like addressing lectures to other jobs such as handing out leaflets or preparing documentation, there’s always something that needs to be done, so join in! If there’s a particular issue that you’re concerned about, let us know and we’ll try to help. Just call up to the Students’ Union offices in Áras na Mac Léinn, drop us a line by email firstname.lastname@example.org or check our Twitter and Facebook .