Antrim native takes over as new President of NUIG Students’ Union

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galway daily news nuigsu president roisin nic lochlainn with her new Students Union team at NUI Galway
(Left to Right): Cora Clarke (NUIG Students’ Union Vice- President/Welfare and Equality Officer), Róisín Nic Lochlainn (NUIG Students’ Union President) and Clodagh McGivern (NUIG Students’ Union Vice-President/Education Officer) (Photo by Oisín Bradley)

The new President of NUI Galway Students’ Union has said that she is delighted to be taking on the role of representing over 19,000 students at the University for the next 12 months.

Róisín Nic Lochlainn from Co. Antrim romped to victory in the Students’ Union’s presidential election earlier this year, winning more than 50% of students’ votes.

The Law, Sociology and Politics student was Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer last year, and now follows in the footsteps of Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins who was NUI Galway Students’ Union President back in 1964.

“I am delighted to take up this prestigious role representing the students of NUI Galway,” said Róisín.

“It will be another challenging year as we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 Crisis but myself and the other SU Officers will be working hard this year for our students.”

Róisín will be working closely with the other SU Officers, including the Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer Cora Clarke from Ardrahan in County Galway as well as Vice President/Education Officer Clodagh McGivern from Tipperary.

“NUI Galway students will need extra support in these testing circumstances to ensure that they have the best possible student experience,” she added.

“We are here for our students and are ready to defend their rights.”