Who can I talk to?
PAUL KENNY - Vice President for Clubs, Societies and Student Engagement
What’s up peeps, my name is Paul Kenny and I’m your Clubs, Socs and Student Engagement Officer. I’m the big eared fool who thinks he’s cool.
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare and compete, everyone will respect you.” Lao Tzu
I’m here to show you that your personal development is just as important as your academic development. This is the time to truly be yourself.
I bet you’ve seen college portrayed in the movies; filled with drink, partying and sex. But college can be whatever you want it to be. I know I certainly made it all about partying and drinking and having the craic. I was always more interested in the social side of college. All I wanted to do was go out, have a good time and make new friends.
But it wasn’t always like this for me. When I stated in Maynooth I was a little lost and the adventure only really began once I put myself out there. It takes 5 seconds of bravery! That’s all. This college is the most diverse campus I have ever seen. If you think you’re crazy, there is something out there just as crazy for you. Get involved in one of our many clubs or Societies! I recommend just to start fresh, take advantage of the fact that no one knows you and take that leap of faith.
I know it’s hard, but if you are in any way feeling a little nervous please just bop up to my office. If you’re having problems with anything, feeling a little lost, overwhelmed or lonely give Paul a call!
I would love your help and for you to get involved in fundraising for our charity of the year. This will give you an extra chance to meet like- minded people and to get chatting to the people who are about to become your closest homies!
Can’t wait to have a ball with ye all!