The Societies Guild is the union of all societies. It is run by a group of elected students called the Societies Guild Executive. The President of the Societies Guild Executive is a full-time Sabbatical Officer. This year the president is Padraig Rice, an International Development and Food Policy graduate from Camp, Co. Kerry.
The Guild Executive work to promote the work of the 99 societies as much as possible. They provide training and support to everyone in societies with specialised PR training, Photoshop training, committee and finance management. They also support and foster the development of new societies. As well as this, they operate as the representational body for societies at University level and ensure that their interests are being met.
A chief function of the Guild Executive is the fair distribution of society finances. In this sense UCC societies are some of the most student-led in the country and this is something we are immensely proud of. The Guild Executive is transparent and accountable and regularly provides forums for discussion, collaboration and appeal amongst societies.
Find out more about the Guild Executive.