We are the representative body for 15,500 UL students as students automatically become members of the organisation upon enrolment. There are a plenty of great ways to get involved with UL Student Life, and to make the most of your time at UL! Opportunities can include becoming a student representative, volunteering, voting in our annual elections or referendums.
Testimonial from previous Student Representatives
“Becoming a Student Rep has been one of the best things I have done on campus. You get a real sense of achievement from representing not just your classmates and friends, but a wider student body when serving on Student Council as a Department Rep. Aside from being part of the decision-making process within the organisation, you really got to make a difference through having meetings with lecturers and course heads. College life has its challenges, so by being part of the change you want to see, it makes life at third-level that bit better. I also made so many friends through council, which is great for anyone who wants to meet new people” Kenneth Conlon, Department Rep, School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics
“This was such a rewarding and exciting experience for me. I got to experience the ins and outs of student governance, meet new people on student council, and represent my peers and ensure that their voices were heard. I even received the Student Choice Award for Student Council Representative of the Year, which was a huge honour”. Amee O’Connor Berkery, 1st Year Rep
“During my time as a rep I gained a world of experience and knowledge but also lifelong friendships” Nicole Ryan, UL Recreation Chairperson
You can also find information on training programs, volunteering and rep vacancies here so keep checking for updates.
The three student officers (President, Welfare, Academic) as well as the part-time members of the Executive Committee, do their best to represent and help you with any problems you may have during your time in college.