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Student society news updates - January 2020

Jan 13, 2020
A round-up of news and events from the Institute’s student societies around the country.


CASSI held their weekend away in October 2019 at Mount Wolseley Hotel in Carlow. 400 students were unrecognisable in fancy dress in Foundry night club on Friday night and ready for the red carpet on Saturday evening at the hotel for the masquerade ball.
The weekend away also saw the return of Bingo Loco following high demand from 2018. Plenty of prizes were won, including a trip to Budapest! (Congratulations to Daniel Jamieson!) 

In other news, the CASSI AGM will be held on 1 February in Dublin – all applicants are welcome and those wishing to apply to committee positions should e-mail by 27 January at 5pm. We look forward to welcoming new faces!

The CASSI Instagram account has gone from around 300 followers to over 1100 followers and is still growing. Facebook groups have also been created for each of the exam years to promote collaboration among students and to provide a platform for students to network. For up to date information, please check out the pages – CAP 1, CAP 2 and FAE


The CASSD committee held their AGM in November at Chartered Accountants House Dublin. They welcomed new members to the committee and elected people to the various roles. They also presented a cheque to their charity partner from 2018, Empower the Family. 

CASSD are working alongside the Leinster Society to arrange health and wellbeing events where students and qualified professionals can network. The next wellbeing event will be on the morning of 14 January where Pat Divilly, speaker and high-performance coach, will talk about purpose, passion and fulfilment.
There has been a focus within CASSD to create an awareness of the student society and the services on offer. They have pushed their social media platforms to new levels in starting this journey. This is closely linked with CASSI as a whole. You can check out their Facebook page here.

The upcoming CASSD annual gala ball will take place on Saturday 29 February. Tickets will go on sale at the end of January. 


The CASSU committee held their AGM in November in Chartered Accountants House Belfast. They welcomed new committee members to the group and took time to reflect on the past year and hard work of the outgoing committee. A special thank you to outgoing Chair, Vice Chair and Education Officer Ciara Flanagan, Conor Flanagan and Nuala McAdams respectively. 

The new committee are currently planning the CASSU annual ball. The ball will take place at the Culloden Estate and Spa on the 22 February with an Old Hollywood Glam theme. Tickets are on sale now.

The committee are also in the planning stages for other upcoming events, including food and drinks in a local bar at the end of January, a comedy night and a day at the rugby. More details on these events will be provided on social media in due course.


CASSM rounded off 2019 with suitable aplomb, which included hosting the annual CASSM November social night, and 12 Pubs of Christmas (a member favourite!) in December.

The CASSM November social night usually involves a trip to the greyhounds in Mullingar. However, partly due to a desire to spice things up and partly due to the negative publicity that greyhound racing has received in 2019, CASSM opted instead to have a trip to Galway to enjoy the Christmas markets and to socialise with our western counterparts. 

The 12 Pubs of Christmas has long been a staple of the CASSM calendar, and 2019 once again saw members don a Christmas jumper and undertake the festive pilgrimage in Athlone. Plenty of laughs and good times were had.

The outgoing CASSM Committee have fixed the 2020 CASSM AGM for 17 January. All nominations to the new CASSM committee must be submitted prior to the CASSM AGM.

For more information and updates on Student Society events, visit your local chapter’s social media accounts.