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My name is Leon Diop, I'm 23 years of age and I recently completed a four year Psychology through science degree in Maynooth. This year I will embarking on my second term as your President and look forward to representing you on both a local and national level. I became involved with MSU 3 years ago when I successfully ran for Events and Promotions Officer. I felt like not enough was being done for the commuting population and wanted to make a change. Ever since then I have been working hard to ensure the SU is the best it can be. 
My experience in Maynooth has been incredible thus far and I wouldn't change it for the world. I was unsure how I would cope transitioning from second level to third level education, as I am an access student through the HEAR scheme, but everyone is so nice and supports are available should you need them. Getting involved with Clubs and Societies really boosted my college experience. I was Vice President of the Soccer Club and sat on a number of society committees. 
My role this year is to ensure that you have the most amazing experience in Maynooth University and I will ensure that me and my team in Maynooth Students' Union will provide that by helping you find a balance and promoting all your interests. 
I'm approachable at all times so if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Leon - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Facebook Profile Page - (087) 908 3602- (01) 708 6436

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Hey everyone,

My name is Katie and I am your new Vice President for Education.  I'm 22 and just completed my Business Management degree.

First of all welcome back to the oldies, I am sure you are all gagging to get back to Maynooth in September and of course congratulations to the newbies or FRESHERS on getting into college, the hardest part is complete and all that is left is fun, exams and procrastination.

I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing my time as a student was here and it was a lot to do with the students' union which you will get to know very well over the next couple of weeks. If you do not know what I am about well I am pretty much the less sexy side of the Maynooth experience I deal with mainly exams, assignments, and class representatives and so on but after 5pm, I swear I am good craic.

GET INVOLVED! Represent your class and be part of our student Senate. If you are on the student senate then you are pretty much my boss, I am answerable to all the students here in Maynooth but our senators are the ones that keep all the officers and me on our toes and make sure we are doing our job to the best of our abilities. So if you are into politics and you think you can stand up for the students of Maynooth then JOIN IT, keep an eye out because nominations will be opening very soon or just pop into the SU and I can give you all the information you need

Therefore, if you are worried about exams, or are thinking in your head ‘what in god’s name is compensation’ I am your woman, I know all the suss so don’t be afraid to pop into me anything throughout the year, college can be a scary time but we are here to help you through it even if I am just a friendly face to talk to I don’t mind, whatever your need I am here.

Always remember that we the students union are here always and the only reason we are here is because of you as a student body, never feel alone and never EVER feel confused.


Katie - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Facebook Profile Page - (087) 278 5204- (01) 708 4712


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Hey guys, so my name is Kim and I’m your new Welfare and Equality Officer for the upcoming academic year. I completed my degree in Social Science so, Sociology and Social Policy. I loved every second of my three years here in Maynooth although I’m absolutely aware of and understand exactly how stressful and trying college can be. Being a student is tough!

As a first year student I was terrified and lonely and struggled a lot. It was because of the help provided to me by the then SU team, in particular my old welfare officer that I found my feet and fell in love with Maynooth. I want to be that person for the students of Maynooth this year.

I am here to help. With anything. I’m a friend for all. I am here to help with any issue be it health, finance, accommodation, anything! Even if it’s just for a friendly chat, get into contact!

You can reach me through my facebook page: VP for Welfare and Equality Kim Lockyer or else through email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mental Health is one of my favourite topics and I hope to do a lot of work around mental health especially in the upcoming year. I have lots of fun and exciting ideas about campaigns and absolutely can’t wait for the year ahead!

I look forward to meeting you all in the coming months and am buzzing to help you all have the best academic year possible!

Kim - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Facebook Profile Page - (087) 630 6433- (01) 708 6808


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Hi all,

Hi, my name is Paul Kenny. I’m an Energetic, Approachable, and Hardworking person.  I’ve big ears  so I’m here to listen to all your problems and try solve them.

From the beginning of my time here, I’ve taken in all Maynooth has to offer- from participating in boxing inter-varsity’s and discussion groups, beer pong competitions and charity events. Needless to say, Maynooth has crafted me into the person I am today by creating a community where people can truly be themselves. This is why I believe I embody the best this university has to offer. My ideas are simple: I plan to oversee the development of an APP for clubs and societies, introduce a job scheme, establish a student/resident rapport and more areas to socialise in. I’m just trying to give the students of Maynooth the same enjoyment I had in this fantastic place.

My main aim this year would be to get 'YOU GUYS' involved in your Union, whether through events, clubs, societies or even just calling in to one of your Vice Presidents for a chat and a coffee (..or tea).

Either way, I'm looking forward nto an amazing year with you all!

Paul - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Facebook Profile Page - (087) 957 8923 - (01) 708 6249


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