NUIG Students elect female president

Megan Reilly has been elected president of the Students' Union in NUI Galway.

The Drogheda native is the first female to be elected to the position in nearly decade, having held previous positions as vice-president/welfare officer, equality officer, and convenor of the college of business, public policy, and law with the SU.

NUIThe commerce student said; "Over the past four years of college I have gained invaluable experience through society, charity, and Students’ Union activities and I hope to transfer these experiences and skills to my new position as president.

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 17,500 NUI Galway students.

The president is responsible for union finances, co-ordination of union campaigns and acts as the chief spokesperson of the union.

Joining Reilly will be Louis Courtney and Clare Austick who were elected to the positions of vice-president/education officer and new vice-president/welfare and equality officer respectively.

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