Previous Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer of the NUIG Students’ Union, Clare Austick has taken office as the 2019 Student Union President. Austick previously held the position of Class Representative within the SU also.
The role of the SU President is to co-ordinate the activities of the Students’ Union as well as work with University Management in a bid to achieve the best academic environment and quality of life for the 19,000+ students of NUI Galway. On top of that, the President is responsible for the finances of the Union, co-ordination of Union campaigns, and acts as the chief spokesperson of the Union.
On her new role as elected President of the Galway University, Austick said, “Over my time at NUI Galway I have gained invaluable experiences and skills to my new position as President. I cannot describe just how humbled I feel at the generosity of NUI Galway’s students to trust me as their President.”
Clare will be joined by newly elected Vice President/ Education Officer, Cameron Keighron and Brandon Walsh, whom will take over the role as the new Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer. Cameron is from Sligo, and completed the BSc in Biotechnology and the MSc in Regenerative Medicine at NUIG whilst Brandon hails from the Rebel County, Cork and students general Science.
NUIG SU is a democratic organisation whose mission is, “to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.”
Pictured (Left to Right): Cameron Keighron (SU VP/Education Officer) Clare Austick (SU President), Brandon Walsh (SU VP/Welfare & Equality Officer). Photo credit: NUI Galway SU