A democratic organisation run by students, for students.


Every registered GMIT student is automatically a member of the Students’ Union.

There are 4 full-time officers representing GMIT students: the Overall SU President, the Deputy President for Education, the Vice President for Welfare and the Vice President for the Mayo Campus. Each of these officers has their own brief but also a collective responsibility as a team to ensure that all GMIT students are represented in all areas of student life.

We represent students in a wide variety of area, some of which are listed below:

The Executive.

The executive is the ‘Cabinet’ of the Union and comprises of all full-time and part time officers. The executive meet every 2 weeks.


Victor O’ Loughlin

Victor O’ Loughlin


Dublin Road, Galway

091-742055 / 089-2560656

I look forward to working with the new team for the coming year and implementing our new ideas and plans. If you need anything at all throughout the year, pop down to the SU Offices or get in touch with the team!

 Saidhbh McIntyre

Saidhbh McIntyre

DP for Education

Dublin Road, Galway

091-742316 / 086-7335525

I look forward to working with everyone during the year, albeit a little differently than usually. This year will be different for all of us, so if you need advice or have any questions, no matter how big or small, don’t hesitate to email or call me and I’ll be more than happy to help.

Colin Kearney

Colin Kearney

VP for Welfare

Dublin Road, Galway

091-742816 / 087-1263366

I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Student’s Union and hope to help as many students as I possibly can. While college is a fantastic experience it is also a big change for many of us, that can be hard. So, if you are ever in need of a chat, help with an issue or you have worries or questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Conor McNelis

Conor McNelis

VP Mayo Campus

Mayo Campus, Castlebar

094 904 3162 / 086-3625661

I am looking forward to working with all students across all years of the college. I am looking forward to hearing ideas and opinion that the students from GMIT have. It is an honour to be representing the GMIT Mayo Campus students and I am proud to be a member of this college.

The structure of your union.

Student Body.

Student body is another term for all of the students of the institute together. The student body is the supreme decision making body and has the final say on all matters of most importance affecting the Union.

Students have their say by voting for class reps, full-time sabbatical officer and by voting in referenda which may take place on various topics throughout the year.

Class Rep Council.

Every class in the institute should have at least 1 class representatives, based on the size of the class.

The class rep council is the ‘Parliament’ of the Union and is made up of all class reps and executive officers. Council meet every month and adopts policy for the Union as well as holding the executive officers accountable for the work they do.


About USI


Union of Students in Ireland

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland.

GMIT SU is a Member Organisation (MO) of USI and our officers attend training sessions, monthly National Council meetings and the Annual National

For more infomation please view the USI website: 

Mayo Campus
Tel: +353 94 9043109

Galway Campus
Tel: +353 91 742264


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