A democratic organisation run by students, for students.


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

There are 4 full-time officers representing ATU Galway & Mayo 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 ATU 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.


 Sarah Mohan

Sarah Mohan


Dublin Road, Galway

091-742055 / 083 2064463

I am both humbled to have been elected as your President for the academic year 2023/24. If there is ever anything that we can do to help you or any student you know who may be struggling in any aspect of college life, please don’t be shy about getting in touch. As we come back to an in person college experience keep an eye out on campus for activities, campaigns and all things college life!

Caoimhe Miley

Caoimhe Miley

DP for Education

Dublin Road, Galway

091-742316 / 086 4504961

I’m so lucky to get the chance to represent you, the student, as deputy president this year! I will be here to assist any academic issues you have, no matter how small you think they may be! My door is always open and I’ll be here for anything you may need even if it’s just a chat! I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of you in person in the coming year!

Anu Akinsola

Anu Akinsola

VP for Welfare

Dublin Road, Galway

091-742816 / 089 9677436

I am delighted to be chosen by the students of ATU to represent them for the next year. My main hope for the year is to create a comfortable environment across all 5 campuses and make sure that we all have some fun experiences! Please don’t ever be afraid to contact me, whether it’s for a problem or you just want a chat, I’ll always be there to listen.

Caoimhe Ward

Caoimhe Ward

VP Mayo Campus

Mayo Campus, Castlebar

094 904 3162

I am delighted to have this opportunity to represent you, the students, for the coming year. I look forward to meeting you all throughout the term and working with you. I hope the coming year will bring back a sense of normativity to all the campus and that you will experience a fulfilled and enjoyable student life. If there is anything I can do to be of assistance to you at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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.

Class reps are the point of contact between a class and its lecturers. Every class in the institute should have at least one class rep to ask any questions or raise any issues on behalf of the class group.

Class rep council is a monthly meeting of all reps and full time officers. Here we discuss union policies, upcoming events, any pressing issues facing the students as well as holding the executives accountable via their work report!

Class rep council is a great opportunity to meet with other reps and full time officers and bring forward any questions or issues facing college students in 2022. With the new hybrid style of meeting, there is a choice of attending online or attending in person to hang out face to face. It’s a great chance to meet people outside of your own area of college life.

If you’re interested in becoming a rep, keep an eye on your emails and around campus at the beginning of the academic year. We’d love to have you!


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.

ATU 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