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Students’ Union

All registered Carlow College, St. Patrick’s students are automatically members of the Students’ Union (CCSU). CCSU ensures that the views of students are represented at all levels within the College, and at local and national platforms. We work collaboratively with various College functions to promote student engagement and to ensure you have a positive student experience throughout your studies.

A few of the main events we organise during the year are our Fresher’s Week, RAG Week, Mystery Tours and our College Ball. We also co-ordinate and support a number of clubs and societies. We are based in the Student Resource Building and our SU Officers can provide information and advice on all student-related issues – call in anytime for a chat or just to relax!

Adam Kane - Students' Union President

Hello there! My name is Adam Kane, and I’m honoured to serve as your Students’ Union President for the 2019-20 academic year. The first question anybody usually asks about this role is what precisely does a Students’ Union do? As President, my first duty is to the students. I help to provide a student presence on a range of academic and governing committees, ensuring that the student voice is a salient presence in the College’s decision making-process. I also tend to the overall management of the Union itself, directing its Executive Team, and acting as a permanent presence in the Union’s office. I’m therefore well-positioned to answer and all queries pertaining to your college experience – and if I can’t help you immediately, I can provide the representation or counsel you require to make the best of your time in Carlow.

I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to get to know and work with you all over the next year – our office can be found in the Kathleen Brennan Memorial Building, just off the main College corridor. And of course, if you want to reach me, I can be contacted at

Take care, folks – and don’t be a stranger!


Daniel Breslin - Education Officer

Hi, I’m Daniel and I’ll be serving as VP for Education and Communications for the academic year 2019-2020. My job is to keep the student body informed on the going-ons of the College and Union by way of regular email updates. One of my main responsibilities is the Class Rep meetings which I’m in charge of organising. At these meetings, the Class Reps will raise issues they’ve been made aware of by their class and discuss them. Afterwards I will personally work on resolving these issues raised. I also have the role of intermediary between the Students’ Union and SUSI; if you’re facing any issues with your grant application feel free to contact me at I’m looking forward to working with you all this year.


Brooklyn O'Keefe - Clubs & Societies Officer

Hello, my fellow students. My name is Brooklyn O’Keeffe, and I’m privileged to be your Students’ Union Clubs and Societies Officer for the 2019-20 academic year. What’s my job may you ask? Well, let me tell you! In terms of my role, my job is essentially to timetable the societies, liaise with the society heads in the event that they should need something, and to facilitate the overall direction of the College’s clubs and societies. I am going into my second year of my Social Care degree and ever since I started in Carlow College, I’ve been involved with societies like the LGBTQ+ society and the Choir. I have always wanted to be involved in the Students’ Union ever since the ‘Raise the Roof’ protest in Dublin last year. This year I hope to increase our student engagement and be able to satisfy your needs as students

See you around the college this year!


Clíona Edwards - Student Welfare & Equality Officer

My name is Clíona and I’m your Officer for Student Welfare and Equality. A third year Arts and Humanities student, my job as Officer for Welfare and Equality is to ensure that as a student, your welfare is protected. I chose to run for the Students’ Union as I’m passionate about student welfare, and believe that every student has the right to a safe, enjoyable, and memorable college experience.

In my role as Officer for Student Welfare and Equality, I organise events, workshops and talks on issues regarding Student Welfare and Equality, such as housing and sexual health. I also work with you, the students, on issues that may be affecting you on a personal level, or on issues that you feel affect the larger student population. I also act as a sign post; should you have questions in regards to the college’s counselling, chaplaincy, and/or nurse’s services, I can point you in the right direction or help you in booking an appointment.

Should you have any questions, comments, or queries, just swing by the Student’s Union – I’m always on hand with a cup of coffee and an ear to burn should either be needed!


Jacky Casserly - Entertainments Officer

Hi everyone!!! My name is Jacky Casserly, I am in second year studying Arts & Humanities, and I am glad to call myself your Student Unions Entertainments Officer for the academic year of 2019-2020. My role is in my title, I am here to entertain the student body of Carlow College, by hosting and promoting fun events. I can’t wait to work on the big events like Freshers and Rag week, seasonal events like Halloween and Christmas, as well as (personally my favourites) the cozy events like movies/table quizzes/tournaments – with even more in between!

I will be working with the other Student Union members so that you can have an amazing and memorable college year. If you have any questions, queries, or suggestions, just give me a buzz and I will get you the answer or put you in touch with someone who does. I am super pumped and looking forward to getting this show on the road!

Good luck to you all and give us a shout if you need anything!


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