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MSS Christmas Dinner
Starts:
Wed 7th Dec at 19:00
Ends:
at 23:00
Cost:
€ 5.00
 Max:
40
IN-PERSON
Event
Location: Riverside Hotel Sligo
Meeting: Forde Room

Join the Mature Student Society for a Christmas Dinner.

The dinner will take place in the Forde Room, at the Riverside Hotel in Sligo. 

MSS Members have the option of joining us just for dinner, or also dinner and an overnight stay with breakfast. There will be a prosecco reception at 7pm, with dinner to follow. As it is a Christmas party, we will ask you to come in a festive outfit (how festive is up to you) and get in on the holiday spirit!

Cost:  

Dinner for members: €5

Dinner for partners: €20

Overnight: €60 per person sharing / €105 single occupancy.

Deposit 1 to be paid by 27/10/2022 (€5.00 for dinner members / €10 for dinner partners / €20.00 for overnight sharing / €50 for overnight single)

Deposit 2 to be paid by 14/11/2022 (€40.00 for overnight)

Payable to our Events Coordinator Erin in cash. 

NB: This is an adult-only event. 

MSS Christmas Dinner

Starts Wed 7th Dec at 19:00
Ends at 23:00
Cost € 5.00
Max 40 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Riverside Hotel Sligo
Meeting Point: Forde Room

Join the Mature Student Society for a Christmas Dinner.

The dinner will take place in the Forde Room, at the Riverside Hotel in Sligo. 

MSS Members have the option of joining us just for dinner, or also dinner and an overnight stay with breakfast. There will be a prosecco reception at 7pm, with dinner to follow. As it is a Christmas party, we will ask you to come in a festive outfit (how festive is up to you) and get in on the holiday spirit!

Cost:  

Dinner for members: €5

Dinner for partners: €20

Overnight: €60 per person sharing / €105 single occupancy.

Deposit 1 to be paid by 27/10/2022 (€5.00 for dinner members / €10 for dinner partners / €20.00 for overnight sharing / €50 for overnight single)

Deposit 2 to be paid by 14/11/2022 (€40.00 for overnight)

Payable to our Events Coordinator Erin in cash. 

NB: This is an adult-only event. 

About Mature Students Society

The Mature Student Society (M.S.S) is a society where Mature Students and Adult Learns can meet others of similar ages, who are in similar situations in life and to support each other in the transition to college life.

M.S.S Vision: to connect mature students so that they can make those long-lasting friendships one makes in college.

M.S.S Mission: to guide, support and connect mature students with each other and assist in the transition into the college life. To ensure that social gatherings and events are tailored to the needs. preferences and wants of the majority.

Meet the Mature Student Society Committee:

Chairperson:

Name: Shauna Mc Hugh, Mature Student Officer with the ATU Sligo Student Union.

Course & Year: Y2, BA English and Psychology.

Current Career: Hospitality Management and Life Coaching & Complementary Therapist.

Future Career Hope: I want to open a B&B for team building activities for corporates, that also hosts group therapy and healing packages. I just want to help people become the best version of themselves.

Three funs facts about Shauna:

1. I love playing Dungeons and Dragons. It gives me a creative outlet.
2. I love going on nature hikes and walks in the forest. Particularly practicing shinrin-yoku.
3. I’m a Libra so I like to keep things well balanced and planned out. I do enjoy going with the flow too.

Shauna's hopes for the Mature Student Society:

I hope that the M.S.S brings a sense of belonging and comfort to the mature student population. I hope that this society makes coming to college when you a that little bit older than most a little less daunting. I hope that this society eases discomfort and provides support and friendships to all that join


Secretary: Name: Aoibheann Smith

Course / year: Y2, BA English and Psychology.

Current Career: currently working in retail the past 3 years

Future Career Plans: hopefully will go on to study education to become a second level English teacher

3 fun facts about Aoibheann:

1. I love literature and poetry
2. I’m a swimmer and enjoy water sports
3. I play piano and love music of any kind

Aoibheann's hopes for the Mature Student Society:
For mature students to have a network they which they can socialize, feel supported and have a voice during they’re educational journey

Treasurer: 

Name: Audrey Adams-Horan

Course & Year: Y2 of Quantity Surveying

Current Career:  Mum of 3 and Nana of 1. 

Future Career Hope: I look forward to working in the construction industry and seeing what the future holds. 

Three fun facts about :
1) I love reading fantasy fiction, Robert Jordan's wheel of time was 1 of my favorites.  
2) I've walked part of the camino and plan on finishing it. 
3) I love wild camping with the family. 

Audrey's hopes for the Mature Student Society:
I hope our society continues to provide a secure, inclusive space for all. Returning to college last year as a 40yr old nana was a daunting experience made much easier by society membership. 


Meetings and Events Coordinator:

Name:
Erin Hackett


Years and course :
Tourism and Event Management Year 2

Current career:
Full time student and mother Future career hope I am hoping to work in the Heritage Tourism industry

Three fun facts about Erin:
1. Not so much an avid reader, as one who inhales books.
2. Once got recognized at customs for my terrible dancing.
3. I laugh at terrible puns and enjoy dad jokes (immensely).

Erin's Hopes for the mature student society’s.
That the society can bring support and friendship for new and established mature students, that will not only benefit them now but in the upcoming years (and hopefully beyond)


Social Media Coordinator

Name: Nina Fern

Course & Year: MA in Creative Practice. 

Current Career: Artist & Costume Maker. I also tutor Design and work as a fashion designer.

Future Career Hope: Visual Artist & Researcher

Three fun facts about Nina:

1. The ocean is my second home, I am most happy in the water!
2. I love playing Zelda & Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch.
 3. I run a sustainable active wear brand with swimwear & leggings that are custom printed with art.

hopes for the Mature Student Society:

I am really happy and excited to have this society as a safe space to network and mix with other mature students. We all come from diverse backgrounds & it makes college life more interesting to share our experiences.


Current Committee 7
Chairperson Shauna Mc Hugh(She/Her)
Chairperson Shauna Mc Hugh
Treasurer Audrey Adams-Horan
Media Officer Nina
Events Officer Aoibheann Smith
Events Officer Erin Hackett
Media Officer (name hidden)

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