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What is BICS?

NUI Galway at the BICS Awards 2017


BICS is a national organisation constituted in 1995, dedicated to providing a national forum for the societiesin Ireland’s Universities, Colleges and Institutes of Education. The Board is responsible for the promotion of interest in the activities of Irish college societies and of contact and co-operation between them.

During the course of the past eleven years, the Board has met many of its objectives, in particular the exchange of information, and most successfully, the inauguration of the National Society of the Year Awards. BICS also acts as an information resource and support mechanism for society administrators throughout the country promoting the sharing of ideas and the implementation of best practice.

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BICS Objectives

1. To provide a national forum for the administration and governing bodies of college societies.

2. To foster contact and exchange of information between these aforementioned groups.

3. To promote contact and co-operation between the societies under their administration.

4. To promote the interest of College societies throughout Ireland.

5. To promote the improvement of society support and facilities throughout the third level sector.

6. To increase knowledge of Societies in third level by research and surveys.

7. To provide support for societies in the third level sector.

Constitution of the Board of Irish College Societies June 17



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Group shots from our member colleges at the BICS Awards 2017

IT Tallaght
University of Limerick
Dundalk IT
Limerick IT
Dublin Institute of Technology
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology Tralee
Maynooth University
University college Cork
Letterkenny IT
Cork Institute of Technology
Mary Immaculate College



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