Student Life

Life outside the classroom is an important part of a Maynooth Education and you can learn plenty by challenging yourself against your peers on the sports field or the gaming table. We have presentations and videos below for you to see what’s available.

Clubs and Societies are already preparing for the return to university life later this month. There are currently over 100 clubs and societies – something for everyone, no matter who you are or what your tastes, there will be a club/society to suit you. From developing existing skills, trying something different and making new friends, joining a club or society is one of the best things you can do. Clubs and Societies are student run and are a vital part of the student experience here in Maynooth University.

MSU – Maynooth Student’s Union

The MSU Student Centre is a whole building dedicated to you- the student! You will find the Your Space Common Room, SU Bar, and SU Venue here along with a host of services just for you in our Front Office. We also run several services that enhance the student experience including an entertainment programme, meeting rooms for student groups, and a student-friendly shop (Londis) in the John Hume Building.

MSU will be hosting a schedule of activities that will look to welcome you to Maynooth. MSU will help you get to know the campus before you arrive and provide you with the information and support you need to settle in on campus. Come and find out what we’re about and how you can join.


Recognising & Rewarding our Students

Whilst at MU, you are gaining skills from every area of your life. The Maynooth University Student Experience (MUSE) Awards recognise and reward your contribution to non-credit bearing activities such as work experience, volunteering, club and society involvement, student representation and lots more! As well as being a fantastic addition to your CV, this Award will help you to articulate the skills you develop on your journey towards becoming a distinctive Maynooth student and future graduate.


The campus life section of our site details sports and sport scholarships available

Visit Campus Life

Clubs & Societies

MU Life covers our growing list of clubs and societies from gaming to environmental initiatives to judo, there is something for everyone

MULife Website

Student’s Union

MSU (Maynooth Student’s Union) exists make sure you to get the best possible experience of student life. 

MSU Website

MUSE Awards

For more information on the MUSE Awards visit the

Experiential Learning Website

“It is my job to ensure that your rights are upheld within the university, as well as on a local and national level. In short, I try to ensure that you have the best possible experience as you undergo your Maynooth journey… “

Niall Daly, MSU President 2022/23

New Maynooth University App

We have just launched our new app and we’d love you to try it out. Features include way-finding to get around campus, information on clubs and societies, places to eat, IT, Wifi and security information and News and Events. We have plans to roll out many more features so be the first!

Download the MU App from Google Play Store


Download the MU App from Apple App Store