If you've graduated with a degree from Maynooth University, you have the right, provided that you are also an Irish citizen, to vote in the election of members of Ireland’s Upper House, Seanad Éireann. NUI graduates elect three members of Seanad Éireann (as also do the graduates of TCD, the University of Dublin). The legal and other mechanisms to extend this right to graduates of other Irish universities and colleges have not yet been put in place.
The NUI Seanad Éireann Register is a list of the names, addresses and qualifications of NUI graduates who are eligible to vote for the three members of the NUI constituency returned to Seanad Éireann. The Register is administered by NUI.
To vote, you must be included in the NUI Register of Electors. If you are not already on the register but would like to be, there is an opportunity until 26 February each year, to lodge your claim for inclusion in the register which comes into operation on 1 June. For NUI graduates living abroad, because the ballot is a postal one, the Seanad Éireann election gives you a unique opportunity to cast your vote in an Irish parliamentary election.
Visit http://www.nui.ie/news/2020/SERegister_Registration.asp for more information on the above.
How do you know if you're on the Seanad Éireann Electoral Register?
Copies of the Register are available in the University library and the libraries of the institutions within the NUI and the National Library. The register is also available for examination in the NUI reception at 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Alternatively, graduates can check the register by contacting the NUI at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +353 1 4392424.
Changed your address?
Graduates should notify the Registration Officer at the NUI of any changes of address in writing, by post or by email and the following information should be supplied:
Full name at registration
Any other form of name used (e.g. Irish, single, married, etc.)
Date of birth
NUI degree(s) and other NUI qualification(s)
Year(s) of conferring(s) and NUI institution(s) where conferred
You can still keep connected with Maynooth and join in the conversation when you graduate - Maynooth is at your fingertips. Choose the channel that works for you and start the conversation - it's never too late. You can reach alumni around the world and find friends you thought you'd lost. The Maynooth alumni network is there for you.
If professional networking is on your radar, be sure to connect with the Maynooth Alumni Group on LinkedIn.
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Don't forget too to register your details so you can ensure your contact details are up to date and we can ensure you don't miss anything! (In light of GDPR legislation, we're unable to email you without your consent so be sure to let us know what kind of communications you'd like to receive from us.)
The Development and Alumni Relations Office is delighted to support initiatives which assist students and alumni with their careers.
Any job opportunities made known to the Development and Alumni Relations Office will be validated by the Careers Service and available to view here.
Similarly, if you have opportunities within your company for placements or internships that you would like to make known to Maynooth graduates, please get in touch with the Development and Alumni Relations Office.
We also invite Maynooth grads to return to the University to share their career stories with students and alumni or to share their career stories online with us. (If you'd like to share your grad profile, we'd love to hear from you. It won't take long and you can provide it online on maynoothuniversity.ie/graduateprofile.)
It's easy to lose touch with friends over the years but the Development and Alumni Office can be of assistance in putting them back in touch with you. We also work closely with our departments to ensure alumni are invited back to Maynooth for class reunions and departmental anniversary events.
Do consider rallying up the gang for the annual alumni reunion. It takes place on campus, usually in September. While specifically celebrating graduation anniversaries of 5 years and above, the annual alumni reunion is open to ALL alumni. In 2019, we celebrated anniversary years for the Classes of 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. Remember, if it's not your year, it's always your night and you're always very welcome to attend this great event which inevitability ends up in the MSU!
If you'd like to organise a Class Reunion, then get in touch with us and we'll use all available channels to make contact with your classmates to ensure your event is a success.
Enquiries, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office.
The Student Records and Registration Office can provide copies of your Academic Transcript of Results and a variety of letters that you may need such as evidence of your address while you attended MU.
Academic Transcript of Results provides a breakdown of results for all qualifications and subjects studied at Maynooth for each year of study. It also gives details of the qualification awarded and conferring date where appropriate.
Please go to https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/records/academic-transcripts-letters-and-forms to find out more or alternatively, contact our Student Records and Registration Office.
If you need copies of your degree parchments, the NUI in Merrion Square, Dublin provide this service. You can also request copies of your degree/parchment (in English - the original parchment is produced in Latin) from Document Services for Graduates from the NUI. Please note, there is a charge for these services.
Just because you're no longer a student, doesn't mean you can't still enjoy and access the library.
There isn't an alumni card per se. However, a card is needed to access the library and alumni can avail of alumni library membership.
Click here for the most up to date information about alumni library membership and accessing the library,
There are other library services which, as a Maynooth graduate, you might like to explore. Visit https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/library/using-library/access-other-libraries to find out more.
Please note the following:
- The postgraduate study room is only available to current Maynooth postgrads.
- Alumni library membership is conditional on adherence to the Library Regulations.