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Welcome Back and EGM Notice

Posted 2nd Feb 2024
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Wilkommen zurück!

We hope you all had a lovely break and are ready to take on semester 2!

To start off the semester, we are having an Emergency General Meeting - or EGM, to give updates on what is to come this semester and to elect a new Public Relations Officer (PRO), as one of our PROs has sadly had to step down! We wish him all the best with his future endeavours :). 

Our EGM will take place on February 8th at 7pm in JHL4.

The role of the PRO is to create posters for the society and manage our social media accounts (Instagram and TikTok). This includes ensuring all event posters and details are uploaded, sharing photos from events, answering messages and comments, supporting other societies and coming up with exciting content for these platforms (such as TikTok videos). While prior experience on a committee or in this role may be helpful to you, it is absolutely not required, and you will receive help from our other committee members. You will also be working alongside another PRO, so you can split duties, so it is not overly time consuming. 

If you wish to run, you may nominate yourself on the night or let us know in advance. You will need to prepare a short speech on why you would like to take on this role. If you would like to run but cannot make the event, please message us and let us know, and we can read a speech for you. 

We will be playing card games after the EGM, and will, as always, end the night in the SU!

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions! Hope to see you all there!!!

Frohe Weihnachten, viel Glück, und Danke

Posted 15th Dec 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

MU Deutsch would like to wish all of our wonderful members ein sehr Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr. We would like to say a big Dankeschön to everyone for all of your support throughout the year. We appreciate every one of you that has come to an event, donated to a charity event or even liked a post on Instagram, it all means a lot. 

To everyone studying languages, especially German we would like to wish you all viel Glück with your upcoming orals next week, and your exams in January! We know you will all be great! 

We hope to see you all in the new year for even bigger and better events! Keep an eye on your emails and our social media in January for updates. We can't wait to see you soon <3

Tschüssies,

The MU Deutsch committee<3

Musik-Bingo

Posted 17th Oct 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Hallo Leute! 

This Thursday at 7pm we are hosting german music bingo! We will be using German songs and playing for charity! It costs €1 to play (all going to charity - charity will be the SU charity of the year which is still to be announced) and we have some great prizes!!

As this is a charity event we would love to have a big turnout so please come along and bring your friends. 

We will meet afterwards in the SU for food/drinks and the chance to get to know each other better! 

Bis dann <3

AGM Results

Posted 8th Oct 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Thank you to all our members who attended our AGM on Thursday night. We hope you had as good a time as we did! We elected 2 positions, first year rep and department liaison! The new committee are:

First Year Rep: Annika Nowak

Department Liaison: Kayleigh Howlin

We wish the two girls the best of luck in their new roles <3

We are still looking for a Charity Officer, so if you are interested in this position let out committee know on Thursday and we can get you to run. 

We hope to see you for our Filmabend on Thursday! 

<3

Memberships Now Open

Posted 4th Sep 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Memberships for the 2023/24 year are now open! Make sure to request/renew your memberships to ensure you can come to all of our events this year <3

Danke und viel Glück

Posted 10th May 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

The committee of MU Deutsch would like to wish all of our members viel Glück in the upcoming exams, especially those of you doing exams for German modules. We know you will all do so well and we are all here for any of you if you need anything <3 

We would also like to say a huge Danke to everyone who got involved this year, whether you came to an event, came on our trip, bought a hoodie or even just answered an Instagram poll, we appreciate every single one of you and what you've put into the society this year! Members are what keeps a society running, without you all we would have no events so we genuinely do really appreciate everyone!

We would also like to thank this years committee members, Laura, Kate, Georgina, Liam, Adrian, Oran, Lauren, Kayleigh and Áine for all the hard work put in throughout the year to keep the society running. It wasn't always easy but the society pulled through so thank you all so much for your work!

To the incoming committee, Laura O'R, Kate, Georgina, Adrian, Laura L, Oran and Michael, viel Glück in your positions! You will all do an amazing job. For anyone looking to join this amazing group of people, make sure to keep an eye on your emails for our September AGM.

AGM Results

Posted 28th Apr 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Thank you to everyone who attended and ran at our AGM yesterday. We are delighted to have seen so many members there and to have elected a wonderful new committee for the next academic year! Our new committee members are as follows:

President: Laura O'Reilly 

VP/Secretary: Kate Ward

Treasurer: Georgina Kempin

Public Relations Officers (P.R.O.s): Adrian Costello and Laura Lengyel

Events Officer: Michael Pan

Equipments Officer: Oran Myles

We will be having another AGM in September, where we will be electing the positions of Charity Officer, Erasmus and Department Liaisons and First Year Rep. If you feel you would be suited to any of these positions you can run then, we will have more information on this in the new academic year. 

As President, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to the current committee, especially our outgoing committee members; Liam, Áine, Lauren and Kayleigh. You have all made a brilliant contribution to the society and the committee over the last year, and I appreciate everything you have all done.

To our members, thank you for your consistent engagement and support, whether it was for the trip, hoodies or even just coming to an event, we all appreciate the effort that you have all put into the society this year. 

Here's hoping that 2023/24 will be another slay year! 

Hoodies Update

Posted 24th Apr 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Any member who ordered a hoodie, please note that they will be available for collection at the following times:

Monday: 11-2 and 3-4:30 

Tuesday: 11-12 and 2-4

Thursday: from 7pm at our AGM 

Awards Update

Posted 29th Mar 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Last night our committee were off in the Glenroyal Hotel for the annual Clubs and Societies Awards. This is an awards ceremony which takes place every year, celebrating the hard work of Clubs and Societies on Campus. 

Although we did not win anything this year, our amazing VP/Secretary Kate placed 3rd overall in the category Best Society First Year. This is a big category, so this is a huge achievement! We are so proud of Kate, who has done incredible work this year, and has been an incredible support to committee and members alike! 

Deutschen Brunch

Posted 23rd Mar 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Join us this Monday, along with Tea Society and the German Department for a German Style Brunch hosted by the Department! It will take place from 11am - 1pm in room 34 in the Arts Building. There will be loads of snacks and treats including pretzels and Berliner-donuts and Tea Soc will of course be providing tea! Whether you speak German or not, everyone is welcome and the event promises to be viel Spaß.

Bis Dann! (See you then!)


EGM Results

Posted 4th Mar 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Thank you to everyone who attended and ran at our EGM on Thursday. We are delighted to have seen so many members there and to have added some wonderful new committee members to our team! Our new committee members are as follows:

VP/Secretary - Kate Ward

Assistant P.R.O. - Adrian Costello 

First-Year Rep - Kayleigh Howlin 

Congratulations to all who were elected!


EGM for VP/Secretary

Posted 23rd Feb 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Interested in joining our committee? You're in luck! We are having an EGM for the position of Vice-President/Secretary on Thursday March 2nd at 7pm in JHL7 before our usual event! 

The role of VP/Secretary is to assist the president in all aspects of the society (chair meetings in her absence, make decisions should she be unavailable etc.), and to be responsible for all correspondence to/from the society (i.e. writing emails and forwarding emails sent to the society on to the committee). The position is also responsible for taking minutes (notes) at meetings, editing them and uploading them to MULife after each meeting. 

The pre-requisites of this role are that you must be a fully paid society member and you must be available on Thursday evenings at 6pm for our committee meetings. After that there are no pre-requisites, previous committee experience is not necessary as the rest of our committee will help you along the way.

If you wish to run you can send us an instagram message (@mudeutsch) or, simply, run on the night! You will need to prepare a short speech with reasons as to why people should vote for you, but it doesn't have to be too fancy. If you cannot be there on Thursday, send us a message or email (deutsch@mulife.ie) with your speech attached and we will read it out for you!

Afterwards you can join us to show us your acting skills as we have our German Plays event! Hope to see you all there!

Tschüss 

Deutsches Filmquiz!

Posted 13th Feb 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Join us on Thursday  from 7pm in JHL7 for our Deutsches Filmquiz!!

Our big film quiz night will be an original quiz (made by the society) on the best of German film and TV. This quiz will be to celebrate this year's Berlinale Film festival in which the society wishes to celebrate in a unique, interactive and fun way!!

This is a chance to put your knowledge of German Films to the test and maybe, you might find a new favourite film along the way!

wir seh'n uns dort

Tea and Chats Commuter Event

Posted 13th Feb 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Hallo Leute! 

Join us from 2-4pm in Silken in the MSU Building for a collab event with not one, but two other societies! We will be joined by our friends in both Tea Society and Cancer Society for our weekly Kaffeeklatsch! We will have eine Auswahl an Tee und Keksen and you will have a chance to not only practice your German, but to also teach members of other societies some deutsche Phrasen too (only if you want to of course)!

This event will be really fun and a chance to meet new people from other societies too, so make sure you don't miss it! You can pop in and out of the event as much as you would like to, so don't worry if you cant make the whole thing, you will be welcome to come along when you can!

Hope to see you all there! 

Liebe Grüße <3

Commuter Events!

Posted 6th Feb 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Hallo mein Lieblings!

We are delighted to announce that our commuter events will be returning this Thursday (February 9th) and will be running for the remainder of the semester! To kick things off this week we have a Kaffeeklatsch in Silken Thomas Yew in the MSU Building. Its from 12-2 and you can stay as long as you want or pop in and out as many times as you want! We will have tea, coffee and biscuits and we will be providing cups but if you want to bring a reusable cup please do! 

Most of our commuter events will be based around the kaffeeklatsch theme - but we will have some other plans and some collabs too, including a collab with the lovely tea society on the 16th of February, so keep an eye on your emails so you don't miss out!

wir seh'n uns dort!!

Fairs Day!

Posted 20th Jan 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Come along to room 0.27 in the TSI Building on Wednesday February 1st to talk to our committee! This will be your chance to ask any questions you may have about joining the society or to simply get to know our committee! We hope to see you all there!

Willkommen zurück

Posted 20th Jan 2023
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Willkommen zurück to all our wonderful members! 

All of us here at MU Deutsch hope all of our wonderful members had a lovely Christmas and New Year, and enjoyed the break. We will be back with our events this Thursday (February 2nd) at 7pm, however we have changed venue, this semester all of our events will be in JHL7 (the last lecture hall on the left, upstairs in the John Hume Building)! Please keep an eye on your emails for more details on our weekly events! We can't wait to see everyone back again! 

Tschüss und liebe Grüße!!

Frohe Weihnachten!

Posted 19th Dec 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

To all our wonderful members! 

The MU Deutsch Committee would like to say a big Frohe Weihnachten to all of our wonderful members! We hope everyone has an amazing Christmas and New Year! Thank you all for your support over the last semester, we hope you had as much fun in the society as we did and we cannot wait to share our upcoming plans for the society with you next semester! But until then we hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and New Year and that you enjoy the break from college! 

Best of luck as well with exams and assignments, we know you will all do amazingly!

Liebe Grüße,

The MU Deutsch Committee <3

Galway Trip 2022

Posted 15th Dec 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Thank you to all our lovely members who came on our trip to Galway! We hope you all had as much fun as we did!

Christmas Party

Posted 15th Dec 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Join us for our Christmas Party in CB8 in the Callan Building - Thursday December 15th at 7pm! 

We will have a Christmas Jumper Competition as well as a raffle - €3 for one line or €5 for 3 lines - all proceeds going to the SU Charity of the Year which is Threashold. 

We will also be playing some Christmas themed games including Christmas Bingo and Kahoot! Then we will go onto the SU! 

We hope to see everyone there! 

Galway Trip

Posted 22nd Nov 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

*** FOR MEMBERS GOING ON THE GALWAY CHRISTMAS TRIP ***

For members who have successfully secured a place on our Galway Christmas Trip please note that we will be taking payments for the trip this week.

The cost of the trip is € 31 to cover the cost of the hostel. This includes breakfast and free wifi at the hostel. We will be in the Clubs and Societies office in the John Hume Building (opposite JHL2 and beside the bookshop) from 10am-4pm on Tuesday November 22nd to collect these payments. If this date really does not suit you, email us and we can figure something out for you! We will accept both cash payments and payments through the online system, but please do not pay online until you have come to the office to speak to our committee and have filled out your emergency details form (which will be given to you at the time). Please note that if you decide to pay using the online system that there will be an extra charge of €4, due to the stripe processing fees. During this time we will also be giving you information on what train tickets to book. 

We can't wait to see everyone there! 

Galway Trip

Posted 19th Nov 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

*** FOR MEMBERS GOING ON THE GALWAY CHRISTMAS TRIP ***

For members who have successfully secured a place on our Galway Christmas Trip please note that we will be taking payments for the trip this week.

The cost of the trip is € 31 to cover the cost of the hostel. This includes breakfast and free wifi at the hostel. We will be in the Clubs and Societies office in the John Hume Building (opposite JHL2 and beside the bookshop) from 10am-4pm on Tuesday November 22nd to collect these payments. If this date really does not suit you, email us and we can figure something out for you! We will accept both cash payments and payments through the online system, but please do not pay online until you have come to the office to speak to our committee and have filled out your emergency details form (which will be given to you at the time). Please note that if you decide to pay using the online system that there will be an extra charge of €4, due to the stripe processing fees. During this time we will also be giving you information on what train tickets to book. 

We can't wait to see everyone there! 

AGM Results

Posted 4th Oct 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

A huge Dankeschön to everyone who attended our AGM last Thursday night. It was a very successful night, we passed our constitution, and elected a brand new committee for the 2022/23 academic year. 

Your amazing new committee are as follows:

President - Laura O'Reilly

Vice-President/Secretary - Caoimhe McGrath

Treasurer - Georgina Kempin

Public Relations Officer - Liam Kennedy 

Events Officer - Lauren Doyle 

Health and Safety Officer - Oran Myles 

First Year Rep - Kate Ward

Second Year Rep - Caylum Farrell 

Post Graduate Rep - Áine Mulligan 

If you see us around feel free to say hello or give us any ideas you have for events! 

Our next event will be on Thursday night in CB8 in the Callan Building - we are having a language mixer and games night and will have some sweets and will play some games Auf Deutsch! We hope to see you there! 

Bis Bald! 

Meet and Greet

Posted 21st Sep 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Hallo Leute! 

Pop along to the JH tents tomorrow (Thursday September 22nd) from 10am-4pm, where our old committee will be answering any questions you have about the society, getting involved, running for a committee position at our AGM next week or anything else you can think of! We will also have sweets!

We can't wait to see everyone there and to meet some new (and old!) members!
Bis bald!

Willkommen bei MUDeutsch

Posted 7th Sep 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (President)

Willkommen bei MUDeutsch!

We are MUDeutsch, Maynooth University's resident German Society, promoting not only German language and culture on campus through our own events, but also diversity and cultural exchange through collaborative events and campaigns with other cultural societies on campus. 

Everyone is welcome to join, whether you are a native German speaker, study German, learned German for Leaving Cert. or if you are a beginner and simply want to learn about the language and culture. Your level does not matter and the society is a place where you can practice your spoken German if you want to! Most of our events are culturally themed, with a few language mixers thrown in here and there, which are always beginner friendly.

Our events are held every Thursday night at 7 pm in CB8 in the Callan Building on North Campus (not CB5 as the poster on our MULife page says - silly president getting her rooms confuzzled...). Our events over the past year have included language mixers, craft events, movie nights, pizza parties, quizzes and more, and we always finish off with a trip to the SU for some food and drinks. We also love a good collab, and have collaborated with many societies over the past 2 years, including Drama Society, ESN, Arts Crafts and Design Society as well as Tea Society and the other cultural societies on campus! We have also hosted collab events with the German Societies in UCD and Trinity. And don't worry if you are commuting, this year we are hoping to host a Kaffeeklatsch at a commuter friendly time, details will be announced once a committee and timetables are finalised. 

Our first event of the year will be our Annual General Meeting (AGM), on September 29th at at 6:30pm in CB8, where we will be voting on the new societies constitution and electing a new committee. Open committee positions include Vice-President/Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer, Health and Safety Officer, Events Officer and Representatives from each year group. More information on each position how to run will be sent out in an email closer to the time. 

Not that awards matter, but last year we came second place in the Charity and Civic Award at the MU Clubs and Societies Awards and won the Student Life Award for Contribution to Charity, for our continued efforts to promote fundraising and cultural exchange across campus! 

We promise to have a year filled with loads of fun activities, so why not join this amazing society to make sure you don't miss out on any of it? 

Dankeschön // Awards Celebration

Posted 4th Apr 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (VP/Secretary)

Hi everyone!!

We wanted to say a huge Dankeschön to all of our lovely members for all your support throughout the year! On Wednesday night at the Clubs and Societies Awards we came Second place in Most Improved Society and Best Society for Charity and Civic. We could not have done this without all of your continued support and help throughout the year! 

Our amazing Health and Safety Officer Caoimhe also won Best Society First Year, and we are so proud of her! 

To celebrate we are having a celebration event on Thursday night! We will have a Pizza Party in Classhall C in Arts at the usual time of 7pm! Then we will head on to the SU for some celebratory drinks! We hope to see everyone there so we can celebrate together!

We would love to see everyone there so we can get a chance to celebrate the awards with you and say thank you for all the support!

Liebe Grü?e,

The MUDeutsch Committee <3

Wohlfharts Quiz-Abend

Posted 21st Mar 2022
Author Laura O'Reilly (VP/Secretary)

Join us for our Wohlfharts Quiz-abend on March 23rd at 7pm in the SU Venue. This is going to be a big quiz with other clubs and societies also taking part! You can take part in teams of 4 or 5 and the main prize is a €15 JustEat voucher for each member of the winning team!

Teams can sign up HERE!!!!! (Only one person per team needs to sign up.) – we are encouraging teams to sign up before the quiz, as entry cannot be guaranteed otherwise!

The quiz is open to everyone in Maynooth, whether they are a society member or not! There are a good mix of questions, with rounds including a Film round, a Eurovision Round and a Picture Round, (and more!) so students won't have to worry about questions only being themed to the society/German!

The event is free entry, but we will have a raffle on the night with all proceeds going to the MSU Charity of the Year, Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase on the night. Raffle prizes include lots of MU goodies (such a notebooks, totebags and a hoodie), sweets, vouchers, a bottle of Champagne, a €15 JustEat voucher and more! Please note that we are only taking cash on the night to buy the tickets.

This event promises to be really fun, and is helping to raise money for a really good cause, so we really hope to see as many people there as possible!

First Stammtisch

Posted 6th Oct 2021
Author Jule Loescher (President)

Hallo Leute,

join us for our first Stammtisch of the year on Thursday 6th of October at 7pm! We will meet up in the Iontas Lecture Theatre and do a German language mixer. This means you will get to talk to lots of new people and learn some fun new German phrases! All levels of German are welcome :)

Come and have a chat!

Posted 14th Sep 2021
Author Jule Loescher (President)

Hallo Leute! We are super excited about the upcoming year and we can't wait to see you all. If you would like to hear more about our plans for the upcoming year, why don't you pop down to our meet&greet stand outside John Hume! We will be there on Tuesday 21st and Tuesday 28th of September from 9am to 1pm. Bis bald!

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