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.

MSU is a Member Organisation (MO) of USI, having chosen to join and reaffirm its membership by Referendum.



USI President - Beth O’Reilly

Beth O’Reilly (they/them) is President of the Union of Students in Ireland for the academic year 2022-2023. Beth is a Politics and History graduate from UCC, hailing from the greatest county in Ireland – Cork.

They served as the inaugural UCC Students’ Union Commercial and Fundraising Officer, and was then elected to the USI as the Vice President for Campaigns. As the first non-binary USI President, they are passionate about queer liberation and ensuring that the USI campaigns for the rights of students in an intersectional and class-conscious way. Beth is looking forward to re-engaging the student movement and advocating for a radical overhaul of the higher education system that puts student needs at the top of the agenda.

Twitter: @BethOReilly | Email: | Mobile: 086 102 5495


USI Vice President for the BMW Region | Hannah Brennan

Hannah Brennan “HB” is the USI Vice President for the Border, Midlands and Western Region.

Hailing from Leitrim (yes it does exist!) she is a recent graduate from ATU Sligo where she studied Digital Marketing and Business and spent three years as a Class Rep and one year as the part-time Equality Officer in ITSSU/ATU Sligo.

The BMW region is the largest in USI, and Hannah is really looking forward to boosting engagement between Member Organisations, students and the Coiste Gnó, and being a source of support for the BMW officers in however she can!

Hannah is excited to meet everyone, collect some merch and talk about her pet sheep with anyone who will listen this year!

Twitter: @USI_BMW | Email: | Number: 086 065 1225


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