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NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents Neil Delamere & Gearóid Farrelly

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents Neil Delamere & Gearóid Farrelly

Our next €5 comedy gig is at 8pm on Monday 9th of October and features Neil Delamere and Gearóid Farrelly in the O’Flaherty Theatre. €5 tickets are on sale now from the Students’ Union Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Students’ Union Engineering Building Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Neil Delamere
Neil Delamere is one of the top acts working in the Irish comedy scene today, having presented Neil Delamere’s Just For Laughs and Republic of Telly as well as featuring on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Stand Up For The Week and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. He is known to audiences for his appearances on RTE’s The Panel and BBC’s The Blame Game. Neil currently hosts a weekly show on Today FM called Neil Delamere’s Sunday Best. He wrote and presented the series of documentaries Holding Out for A Hero for RTE, which garnered an Irish Film and Television Award. Neil has performed at Vicar Street in Dublin, Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he performed Bookmarks and Crème Delamere. His tours have included The Fresh Prince of Delamere and CTRL + ALT + DELAMERE.
“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic”*****The Scotsman

Gearóid Farrelly
Gearóid Farelly is a polished live performer. He is a regular at Irish festivals including Vodafone Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Electric Picnic, Halloween Howls, Galway Comedy Festival and is a regular touring support to some of the comedy’s top names including the late Joan Rivers in Dublin and the UK. His comedy career got off to a flying start in 2008, when in the space of a few short weeks he was a finalist in the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition at the Edinburgh Festival and winner of Bulmers Nuthin Butt Funny Newcomer competition at the Bulmers Festival in Dublin. His stand-up appearances for television include Stand & Deliver, The Panel, Tonight With Craig Doyle and Dave’s One Night Stand. Gearóid is probably best known for playing PJ Gallagher’s conjoined-twin in Meet Your Neighbours. On radio he has a weekly slot with Neil Delamere on Today FM.
“Intelligent, reflective comedy” Irish Times
“Quick and Snappy” The Skinny

NUI Galway Students’ Union Encourages Students to use free STI Clinic

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Encourages Students to use free STI Clinic

NUI Galway Students’ Union is encouraging new and returning students to use the free, on campus, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic in the NUI Galway Student Health Unit. The Students’ Union secured funding for the Clinic two years ago and the Clinic is available 5pm-7pm every Tuesday and Wednesday evening by appointment. The STI Clinic will have extended hours during the Union’s SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance) Week campaigns.

The rates of STI’s in Ireland is still greatest among the under 25 age bracket. There are 25 different types of STI’s which include chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and pubic lice. Many people with STI’s do not display symptoms which is why it is so important to get tested regularly if you are sexually active. STI’s can have long term complications such as infertility and can be passed on even when you don’t display any symptoms.

NUI Galway Students’ Union seeks to educate students about safe sex and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections throughout the year by distributing free condoms and running their SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance) Week campaigns.

Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “It is vital that sexual health issues are not viewed as embarrassing and that all sexually active students are able to get tested regularly. We are delighted with the uptake at the free STI Clinic so far and encourage all NUI Galway students to use this great facility.”


“Mind Hacks” Free Workshop on Handling Stress and Building Resilience

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“Mind Hacks” Free Workshop on Handling Stress & Building Resilience

On Wednesday 11th of October 2pm-4pm there will be a free workshop on handling stress and building resilience facilitated by Helplink Support Services in The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn.

The workshop approach and techniques are based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a modern, evidence-based psychological model of contextual behavioural science.

Workshop Content Part 1: A Short Introduction to Stress

Workshop Content Part 2: Introducing a model view of ourselves – Advisor, Noticer and Discover with an experiential exercise.

Workshop Content Part 3: Practical Methods to manage stressful or difficult situations

Workshop Content Part 4: Values: Find out what you care about the most

The workshop is FREE but there’s a €5 refundable deposit to secure your space.

Sign up now in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm 

FULL COURSE OUTLINE HERE: Mind Hacks Workshop Outline


€2 Bus Tickets to March for Choice in Dublin – SOLD OUT 28/09/17

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€2 Bus Tickets to March for Choice in Dublin – SOLD OUT 28/09/17

We will be selling €2 return bus tickets for NUI Galway students wishing to travel to the March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday 30th of September 2017. Bus tickets are for NUI Galway students only and will be on sale from the Students’ Union office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

The bus leaves from the Quad at 9.30am sharp and will be returning from St Stephen’s Green at 5pm sharp on Saturday 30th of September.

We will assemble at the Garden of Rememberance on Parnell Square from 1.30pm and then march to Dáil Éireann at 2pm.

These buses are for NUI Galway students only and NUI Galway student ID will be required to buy tickets and to board the buses.

For more information contact

1,250 New NUI Galway Students Added to Electoral Register

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1,250 New NUI Galway Students Added to Electoral Register

A Voter Registration Drive by NUI Galway Students’ Union has resulted in over 1,250 students being added to the register of electors. The campaign sought to target first year students during orientation events to get them signed up to vote.

The campaign was spearheaded by the Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare Officer, Megan Reilly and the Vice-President/Education Officer Andrew Forde. They were assisted by volunteers including Alex Coughlan and Patricia O’Mahony in particular, who both worked tirelessly across campus to register students.

NUI Galway Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “We are delighted to have registered so many students to vote thus far and we plan on registering many more throughout the year. With a referendum on the horizon and a possible general election soon, it is crucial that the student voice is heard. We want to encourage students to be active participants at all levels of society, and we know how important the student vote is, as was seen in the Marriage Equality referendum.”

PICTURED (Left to Right): Andrew Forde (NUI Galway Students’ Union Vice-President/Education Officer), Patricia O’Mahony (student volunteer) and Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh (NUI Galway Students’ Union President)

NUIG SU Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy

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NUI Galway Students’ Union presents SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy at 8pm on Monday 18th September in the O’Flaherty Theatre.

Tickets are €5 and are on sale from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Warning: This show is not for the easily offended!
Get your tickets quick as this is always a sell out event!

NUIG SU Freshers’ Fair 2017

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The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES!

Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Wednesday 13th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes from Flirt FM and competitions.

Bank of Ireland
Bus Éireann
Coke Zero

Electric Garden & Theatre
J1 Ireland
Kingfisher Nui Galway
Lally Tours
Matt O’ Flaherty Chemists, NUI Galway
Student Leap Card
Vodafone Ireland

44 Club Galway 

Food Stalls:
Handsome Burger
Brown Bag Donuts
Joachims German Bratwurst – GM-Catering

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students  

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their Life Skills courses for the 2017/18 academic year. Since 2009 the Students’ Union has been running a wide range of subsidised courses for the 17,500 students of NUI Galway with the aim of increasing their practical knowledge. These courses help to improve the employment prospects of students during and after college by boosting their CV’s. The courses also teach them important life skills including how to save lives.

Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “We are delighted to announce details of our Life Skills courses for the year ahead. Having attended these courses myself I know first-hand how invaluable the knowledge I gained has been. Whether it’s learning how to help someone who may be suicidal or gaining the skills to administer CPR. All of these courses help to provide a well-rounded education for our students whilst also helping them to make their CV’s stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.”

The courses on offer from the Students’ Union for the 2017/18 academic year include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • Occupational First Aid Course

The full course descriptions, costs and booking information can be found at:

NUI Galway Students’ Union is a democratic organisation whose mission is “to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.”


NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Free Rent Book & Issues Appeal to Potential Landlords

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Free Rent Book & Issues Appeal to Potential Landlords

With students returning to college this week NUI Galway Students’ Union has launched their free rent book and accommodation guide for students along with an appeal to anyone with a spare room to consider renting it to NUI Galway students. Under the Rent a Room Scheme you can earn up to €14,000 per annum tax free by renting a room. The option is also available to just rent a room for one semester to a visiting student if homeowners are uncertain about getting into a long term arrangement. Rooms for rent can be advertised for free on the University’s accommodation website

The Students’ Union free rent book and accommodation guide offers students tips and advice on how to ensure they find accommodation that suits their needs. The guide also offers advice on how to maintain good relationships with your landlord, your housemates and your neighbours. The guide contains a free 10 page rent book and is available from the Students’ Union Office and website.

There are various options available to those wishing to rent a room to students including the option of digs where meals can be provided or just a straightforward rental agreement.

Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “The lack of accommodation here in Galway City has now become a serious issue putting access to education at risk for many students. We are inundated with queries from students looking for accommodation. In particular there are a huge amount of visiting students that will just be attending NUI Galway for one semester, September to December or January to May, who are desperately in need of accommodation. We would encourage anyone with a spare room to strongly consider renting to a student as soon as possible.”


Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

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Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet:

Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

Here’s what your SU Card gets you everyday

  • Collect 2 points for every €1 spent*
  • Buy ten Teas / Coffee and get one free
  • Special SU Card prices on drinks in Sult

Look out for the SU Card Sticker for more benefits

Top up your SU Card with cash!

You can also add credit to your SU Card.

Credit added to your card can be redeemed in any of our outlets.**

Just to spoil you, we’ll add €5 to your SU Card when you top up by €50

To add credit to your account, click here  Anybody can add credit to your card once they have your Student ID Number.

*Excludes: Alcohol, Tobacco, Phone Credit, Any Products that are already part of an SU Card offer

** Excludes: Alcohol & Tobacco products