October 2014

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SU Weekly Email 6 – 16th October 2014

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Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Make your idea happen with EXPLORE Innovation funding
The Students’ Union/NUI Galway EXPLORE initiative is seeking applications from students and staff wishing to work in partnership on innovative new projects to benefit NUI Galway and/or the wider community. Up to €900 is available per project. This is a great way to turn an idea into reality, develop new skills, boost your CV, expand your network and much more! Closing date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014. Find out more and apply at www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore

Lords of Strut Gig: POSTPONED

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our Lords of Strut gig on Monday 20th of October. We hope to reschedule the gig for semester two. Ticket holders can get a refund from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Our next comedy gig will be Panti Bliss: High Heels in Low Places on Monday 17th November. Tickets on sale from the SU Office soon.

Life Skills 2014 – now enrolling

The Life Skills Programme run by the Students’ Union offers a chance to further your development outside of the academic world. To book your space call up to the Students’ Union office with the course fee where applicable.

Courses on offer to students during the 2014/15 academic term include:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course 8 Spaces Left – €5
  • Occupational First Aid – 7 Spaces left – 3 day course – €100 (usual price €160)

More info on all the courses is available here.  


Sin Issue 3

Read it here.

Connacht Rugby Tickets €15

€15 NUI Galway student tickets on sale now for Connacht vs La Rochelle 5pm this Saturday 18th October at the Sports ground. Tickets available from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Building Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open!

The SU Enterprise Awards are now accepting applications and there is a €23,000 prize fund up for grabs! If you have a great idea for a business or a social enterprise make sure you get your entry in early. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.

Are You Registered to Vote?

The referendum on Civil Marriage will be upon us in the Spring and it will be very important that everyone votes. But you can’t vote if you’re not registered! You can quickly and easily check that you are registered to vote here.

Garda Liaison Officer Clinic

There will be a Garda Clinic 12.30pm-2.30pm on Monday 20th October in the Wellness Centre in the Hub. Feel free to pop by if you have any queries to Garda Nora Brady.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • 6pm-7pm Monday 20th October Postgrad Council in the SU Office
  • 6pm-7pm Tuesday 21st October Arts Council in AC216
  • 6pm-7pm Wednesday 22nd October Engineering Council in ENG2003 Lecture Room 2
  • 6pm-7pm Thursday 23rd October Science Council in AC203

If you have been elected as a Class Rep but have not filled out the registration sheet yet please contact the SU Education Officer Phelim Kelly ASAP on su.education@nuigalway.ie


SU Charities for 2014/15 – want to help us?

Every year the Students’ Union selects charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. For the 2014/15 academic year we will be fundraising for Console and BeLonG To. Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. BeLongTo support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland. 

If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

Croí Charity Fashion Show Extravaganza Thursday 23rd October in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway

Supporting Croí’s Women at Heart Campaign the event includes: Refreshment reception on arrival; Catwalk Model Agency showcasing some of the West’s best fashion stores; Lisa Cannon from TV3’s Xposé as MC; Fashion & Beauty Industry stands and exhibitors; A Goodie Bag for each attendee and Raffle on the night, with great prizes

Buy Tickets Here

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

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Law/Commerce Council 6pm-7pm AC204

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Science Council

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Science Council 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse

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Health Science Council

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Health Science Council 6pm-7pm MY123 Aras Moyola

NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards: €23,000 Prize Fund!


NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards: €23,000 Prize Fund!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards, a competition to encourage enterprise and innovation among students, has been launched at NUI Galway. Now in its fifth year, the initiative invites students across campus to put forward proposals for a project or business, with a prize of €10,000 investment capital for the overall winner and two runners up prizes of €5,000 each.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards aim to unlock the potential of NUI Galway students by providing financial support and expertise for students who wish to start a project in the areas of business and/or social entrepreneurship. The six projects progressing to the second round will receive €500 each to develop their proposal further. They will also participate in a series of workshops in areas such as marketing, IT, legal and financial issues.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards are generously supported by NUI Galway and NUI Galway Students’ Union.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 28th November 2014 More information is available HERE. 

Declan Higgins, President of NUI Galway Students’ Union, said:

The Enterprise Awards are a showcase for the best and brightest student minds on campus and reflect the dynamic, innovative and creative graduates we all wish to see emerging from NUI Galway, now and in the years ahead.

Last year’s winner Brian Slattery of Student Talks said:

“The Student Enterprise Awards is a fantastic experience and I believe a must to enter if you want the chance of gaining expert advice and hopefully some considerable financial backing to kick-start your enterprise. I encourage anyone and everyone who has a business idea to take part, even just the process of applying is a good way to formalise your vision and refine your business model.”

Pictured at the 2014 Enterprise Awards ceremony are left to right:

Dr James Browne (NUI Galway President), Brian Slattery (2014 NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Award winner) Gill Carroll (37 West Judging Panel),

Joanne Sweeney-Burke (Guest Speaker) and Sean Kearns (2013/14 NUI Galway Students’ Union President)

Photo: Aengus McMahon