Inishowen native Phelim Kelly has been elected President of the Students’ Union in NUI Galway.
 
His election comes following a year as the Vice-President/Education Officer of the college.
 
Students’ Union President Phelim Kelly said: “I have been actively involved in the Students’ Union for some time now and my experience both as a part-time officer and as the Vice President for Education will aid me greatly in my tenure as President." 
 
"I cannot describe just how humbled I feel at the generosity of NUI Galway’s students to trust me again and elect me as their President. I am excited to get working with my team and look forward to the year ahead,” he added.
 
During his time as President, Mr Kelly will be expected to co-ordinate the activities of the Students’ Union and work with university management to achieve the best academic environment and quality of life for approximately 17,500 NUI Galway students. 
 
Phelim will be joined by Rebecca Melvin who has been elected to the position of Vice-President/Education Officer and Jimmy McGovern Vice-President for Welfare. 
 
Rebecca is a native of Headford, Co. Mayo and a graduate of Arts, while Jimmy is from Westmeath and also a graduate of Arts in NUI Galway. 
 
According to reports, all three are looking forward to their terms in office and working with the rest of the team of officers and staff. 
 
Photo, pictured left to right: Rebecca Melvin (NUIG SU VP/Education Officer), Phelim Kelly (NUIG SU President) and Jimmy McGovern (NUIG SU VP/Welfare Officer)