SU Weekly Email 10th April 2014

SU Weekly Email 10th April 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Extra Study Space

The following venues are booked for extra study space from 08:30-22:00 from 15/04/14 to 14/05/14:

$1·         Tyndall Theatre

$1·         O’Flaherty Theatre

$1·         Cairnes Theatre

$1·         D’Arcy Thompson Theatre

$1·         Kirwan Theatre

$1·         Larmor Theatre

$1·         Dillon Theatre

$1·         ENG-G017

$1·         AC202

$1·         AC203

$1·         AC204

In addition, AC201 is booked from 08:30-22:00 from 15/04/14-23/04/14 and from 25/04/14-14/05/14


Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May

We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.  

Examination Advice for Students – Mobile Phones Not Permitted in the Exam Hall

Be aware of Examination Regulations and review them before your exams.

Mobile phones will be confiscated for the duration of the exam and a fine of €20 will apply in each case. A breach of exam regulations will apply. The possible penalties are as follows:

(a) Letter of reprimand
(b) 5% reduction of marks for the relevant module
(c) 10% reduction of marks for the relevant module
(d) Zero mark for the relevant module
(e) Zero mark for the relevant module with a cap on the mark for the repeat (if a repeat sitting is allowed by the Marks and Standards for the programme) of a pass mark for the relevant programme.

View a short Examination Advice video


Autumn Exams

Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive). 

Capture Your Campus Photo Exhibition Launch

The Capture Your Campus Photo Exhibition Launches at 11 am, this Friday 11 April, in Seminar Room G011 (off foyer), James Hardiman Library and all are welcome. Pictures from the 10 category winners will be featured in the exhibition along with the overall winner’s photo. All other entries will be displayed digitally on the Library’s video wall (in foyer). The Exhibition will be displayed until Thursday 17 April.


Intervarsity BioBlitz! May 1st & 2nd 2014

On May 1st and 2nd Ireland’s first Intervarsity BioBlitz will take place. From 5pm on Thursday 1st May to 5pm on Friday 2nd May NUI Galway will race against UCC, TCD, DCU, UL, GMIT and Dundalk IT to record as many species as possible over the 24 hour period. The team that records the most species wins.

Biodiversity means the variety of all living things, so we need people to survey and identify birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, higher plants, bryophytes, lichens, fungi and diatoms. By recording as much wildlife as possible, the college can find out how biodiverse the campus is, and it is an important step in our efforts to gain a Green Flag. The Green campus needs your help! In addition to recording wildlife, we need people to help with organisation and public outreach.

If you are interested in supporting this unique event and finding out how bio diverse NUI Galway is please email by Friday 11th April. Let us know what group/aspect of wildlife you would be able to help identify or what area you might be able to help with.


Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May

Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.

Exploring NUIG  students perceptions on attempts to quit smoking cigarettes

Complete the survey here.


What is your vision for the year 2030? 

Global English Editing, in association with The Expert Editor, is offering $1000 in prize money to the best “idea” created on Ideapod related to the year 2030. You must outline your vision for the world in the year 2030, in 200 words or less. We have a world renowned team of judges who will evaluate the ideas.


Palestinian Refugee Dancers Concert Tues 15th April

A once in a lifetime concert will take place in Monroe’s Live, 14 Upper Dominick Street, Galway on Tuesday 15th April. It will be MCed by one of Ireland’s foremost writers and activists, Margaretta D’Arcy. The Lajee Palestinian Dabka Dance Troupe from Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem will be honoured guests at this special event which celebrates the 2014 UN Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. It will also feature some of Ireland’s best known trad and folk musicians. The will also be a photo exhibition from 7pm, and the concert starts at 8pm.

Tickets are €15 (concession rate of €10) and should be booked in advance to ensure a place. You can find out more and buy tickets online by going to the Lajee Cultural Tour Ireland website here.

Organised by Lajee Cultural Tour Ireland with the support of the NUI Galway Palestine Solidarity Society.


Connacht vs Munster Tickets €10– Only 25 left!

Connacht vs Munster 18:15 Saturday 19th April 2014. €10 NUI Galway Student Tickets on saleNOWfrom the SU Office.


Library Easter Opening Hours: Extended to include Good Friday & Easter Monday

Monday 14th April – Thursday 17th April 08.30-22.00

Friday 18th April & Monday 21st April 10.00-18.00

More Exam Updates Here.


Win Sea Sessions Tickets

We have another chance for you to win a pair of Sea Sessions tickets on our Facebook page just comment on our post letting us know what dare you would do to get your hands on the tickets – you have until the 23rd of April!


Exam De-stress Programme

You can book a de-stressing treatment, including massage, acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy – 30 minute treatment is €10. Email to book. The Chaplaincy are offering their famous ‘Breakfast-in-a-bag’ at pre-exam mass, each morning during exams. Or book a Soccer De-stress 5-aside game.  All details can be found here.


Check the Register

Are you registered to vote in the European & Local elections on 23rd May 2014? If you are entitled to vote but don’t appear on the register the closing date for inclusion on the Supplemental Register of Electors is the 6th of May. The Postal and Special Supplement closing date is the 26 April. Application forms are available here.


Grinds Register

If you are interested in giving or getting Grinds visit our Grinds Register for all the information you need


Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or selling


Need Help?

With Maths: SUMS

With Computer Programming: Computer Disc

With Writing: Academic Writing Centre.

With Legal Issues: FLAC

These services are all FREE!

Lost Wallet

€50 reward for return of brown men’s Mulberry wallet lost outside Daybreak shop in Eyre Square Galway on Monday night.

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to 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.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy