February 2018

Month Archives

Referendum Result

News & Events

The proposed amendment to the NUI Galway Students’ Union constitution has passed with 90% in favour.

Total Poll: 546
Spoils: 2
Total Valid Poll: 544
Yes: 494
No: 50

SU Weekly Email 20 – 1st February 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Please vote today in the SU Referendum to reform the officer positions within the Students’ Union.

  • 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café
  • 11am-6pm in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 10am-6pm via Remote Vote on the SU Website

Don’t forget to bring your NUI Galway ID with you to vote.


Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day This Saturday!

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 3rd February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Domestic Violence Response & AMACH! Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.


#NUIGSU18 Full Time Officer Elections

  • Nominations for the three full time paid SU Officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare Officer open at 10am on Thursday 22nd of February.
  • Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of February.
  • The Election will take place on Thursday 8th of March.

Running For Election Guide


Mental Health Week Events 2018

Thurs 1st Feb

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in the Library Foyer
  • 10.30am-11.30am Online live Q&A with the Counselling Service

Sat 3rd Feb

  • 11am-5pm Do good, feel good! Volunteer with the SU Charity Collection Day in aid of Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

All week: Help us build a Mental Health Toolkit add your suggestions to the wall in the SU Office or email them to su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

All week: Look out for Snapchat takeovers from the Community Connector, Jigsaw and Welfare packs from the Welfare Crew!

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie


Connacht Rugby Tickets On Sale Now

NUI Galway student tickets now on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk for the following Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 19:35 Fri 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 19:35 Fri 16th Feb vs Zebre €15


Life Skills Courses Update

Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524 810 to register by credit card


SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 10 Spaces Left!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.


Become a 2018/19 CÉIM peer learning leader

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and meet new people in a relaxed environment. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st year and 2nd year Geography students. Benefits: develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 12 February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim


Sin Issue 7

You can read the current issue of Sin Newspaper HERE. Email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com to get involved with the paper.


Need Books?

Check our second-hand bookshop here


SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist Tickets on Sale

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 12th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 from the SU/SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds from the gig will be going to Draíocht NUI Galway. This is part of our SHAG Week events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned!


Galway Diabetic Running Club 

Great opportunity to get active 2-3 times a week in a supportive environment which caters to individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.


Rowing Spinning Classes

NUI Galway Rowing Club are starting a new fitness class on Tuesdays at 6pm in the rowing club for just €3 per session. All are welcome!


Tickets for the NUIG Postgrad Ball are on Sale Now


NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day Tues 6th Feb in Áras na Mac Léinn

The event will run from 12noon to 3pm, with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. SUSI (Grants Authority) will also be in attendance. There will be over 60 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services. More information and pre-registration is available at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.


Career Development Centre FREE Events next week include:

  • Weekly Job Market in Bank of Ireland on the concourse – come meet Focus Ireland, SITA, A&L Goodbody and Wayfair. Free pizza and cake!
  • Careers in Marketing
  • Careers in the Lab
  • Company presentations by Focus Ireland and SITA
  • Application and interview skills workshop facilitated by A&L Goodbody
  • Transition to Employment workshop
  • Employability Skills Workshop


NUIG Athletes – are you ready for your close up?

The University is organising a photo shoot for all NUI Galway students and staff who have competed at county, national or international level in any sport 12pm-12.30pm on Weds 21st Feb at the Quad.

Apply here and wear your kit on the day!


FREE Cloakroom Open Today

The SU FREE Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term beside the SU XL Shop.


NUIG Free STI Clinic every Tues & Weds

The free STI Clinic is in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm. The clinic is by appointment only on a first come, first served basis. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.


Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register


Give Blood in Galway

5pm-8.30pm TODAY Thursday 1st of February or 12pm-3.30pm Sunday 4th February in the Clybaun Hotel Galway.

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February in the Menlo Park Hotel


Submissions Needed for Exhibition of Art in Support of the Current #repealthe8th Campaign

Extended Submission Deadline 5pm Friday 16th February. Works can be in any medium, paint, film, mixed media, sculpture, photography, performance, installation, writing, etc. More info: repealtaskforceexhibition@gmail.com


“Prevention is better than cure”, a quantitative study exploring undergraduate university students’ knowledge, perceived importance and self-efficacy of cancer prevention behaviours.

The proposed study aims to explore knowledge of cancer prevention behaviours among undergraduate students and to identify perceived importance of cancer prevention. The research also aims to determine if undergraduate students are engaging in cancer prevention behaviours.

Please click on this link to complete the survey


Join Seas Suas! Registration Deadline 6pm TODAY

Seas Suas is a training programme which promotes the health and wellbeing of students. The training offers the opportunity to increase awareness about challenging situations and helps students to develop skills to successfully deal with such challenges. This semester the Seas Suas Training Programme focuses on a number of interesting topics including, Developing Positive Mental Health, Practical Tips for Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Developing Digital Skills and How to Become a Digital Champion. The training takes place on 6.30pm-8.30pm Tues 6th & Tue 13th of Feb in MY243 Áras Moyola and includes a FREE dinner each evening.

Online Registration Deadline 6pm TODAY Thurs  1st Feb

More Information


NUI Galway 8k in aid of Jigsaw Saturday 10th March

Register Here.


Are you in a band?

Applications are open until 18th March for YOFest Emerging Bands competition. This is your chance to play at the European Youth Event in Strasbourg this June in front of thousands of young people from across Europe #EYE2018


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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)