We’re about to head into a new semester and with that comes new adventures and opportunities for UL’s best society! I want to say a huge welcome and good luck to all the new students starting in UL, and welcome back to all of our older members, I hope you’ve all had a wonderful, relaxing summer and are fresh and excited for the semester ahead, I know I am!
The last year has been incredible for our society and we were awarded the title of Best Society in UL, a title we plan to live up to in the coming year. We have so much planned for this semester, from our weekly members meetings which take place every Monday starting in Week 2, our weekly Queer hangouts in the Students Union where our members can come and relax and get to know each other and take a break from the hustle and bustle of college life, and of course Rainbow Week. Rainbow Week is one of the busiest, but most exciting weeks of the semester for Out in UL, with educational workshops, displays in the courtyard, our big night in with food, fun and games, and of course, our Big Night Out! Now if you’re new here I bet you’re thinking that that does not sound like something you’d want to miss, but how do you join? Well its easy:
- Pre-Register on ULSU.ie
- Come say hi to us at the recruitment drive in the UL Sports Arena on Wednesday the 7th of September (there will be lots of rainbows, you won’t miss us!) and pay the €3 membership fee.
- If you can’t make it to the recruitment drive do the following steps and pay at our first meeting of the semester in Week 2.
- YAY! You’re officially a Queer Wolf!
We look forward to meeting and welcoming all of our new LGBTQI+ students and our allies into the Out in UL family, so don’t be shy, come along and bring a friend, and you’ll make new ones here too! If you’re interested in joining our committee and learning new skills too, there will be an EGM in Week 2 where you can run for a committee position. There are 4 positions available: Ordinary Committee Member, First Year Representative, Treasurer and Secretary positions. Don’t worry if you haven’t been a part of a committee before, we have excellent, experienced committee members to help guide you as you learn, and it’s a great opportunity to get to know people, and can count as volunteering towards you President’s Award too!
Make sure you follow us @outinul on all of our social medias; Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook, for updates on our upcoming events and the time and location of our weekly meetings. If you have any questions, feel free to message us on any of our social medias, we are always more than happy to help in any way we can! Looking forward to seeing you soon!