SU Weekly Email 11 12th November 2015

SU Weekly Email 11 12th November 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your Weekly Email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Christmas Day Thurs 19th November
We are holding a massive Christmas Day fundraiser in the College Bar with BizSoc on Thursday 19th of November to raise money for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. There will be traditional Christmas carols, cheesy Christmas tunes with DJ Byrno and lots of prizes for the best/worst Christmas jumpers along with a whole lot of other Festive merriment! Get your tinsel, mistletoe and jumper ready now! 
The official after party will be held in Electric Garden & Theatre and Four/Four that evening to continue the Yuletide vibes. €5 wristbands for the after party are on sale in the SU Office now and all proceeds go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. 

Santa also needs some helper volunteers to assist with the fundraising on the day so if you have an hour or two to spare between 9am and 3pm on Thursday 19th November email to sign up and you will definitely be on Santa’s nice list this year.

Examination timetable released Weds 18th Nov

Semester 1 (2015/2016) exams are scheduled for Monday, 7th to Friday, 18th December 2015 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

The Semester 1 exam timetable will be published on Wednesday, 18th November more details

Please make sure you are correctly registered for your semester one modules otherwise they will not appear on your examinations timetable.

Please read about the introduction of capping for REPEAT exams and assignments HERE. 

Procrastination Workshop 6pm Weds 18th Nov

Gain control of your time and your life in this FREE two hour workshop 6pm-8pm Weds 18th November in G011 in the James Hardiman Library.

Develop a set of Life-time goals that will help you stay motivated to achieve what’s important to you. Write a practical and useful “To-Do” list. Learn to fill out a workable time-management schedule. Find more time for fun in your life! Places are free so email to register your interest or just show up on the night.

Child Protection Training this Saturday 2 Spaces Available

Due to cancellations we have two spaces available on our Child Protection Training course this Saturday 9.30am-1.30pm. You can sign up and pay €15 course fee in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card.

Sin Newspaper Issue 5

Read it online now.  If you are interested in helping with the paper email or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.

Connacht vs Brive Tickets €15

We have limited €15 NUIG Student tickets on sale for Connacht vs Brive 17:00 Saturday 21st November 2015 

NUI Galway Trans* Week

Monday 16th November

5pm Launch/ITSA panel discussion in the Large Acoustic room

Trans* flag raised outside Áras na Mac Léinn

Tuesday 17th November

6pm Repeal the 8th panel discussion with Choice Soc in AC202

Wednesday 18th November

6.30pm Trans* remembrance ceremony Áras na Mac Léinn

7pm Trans* 101 workshop in IT202

Thursday 19th November

7pm Writers workshop in AC203 with Writers Soc

All week lecture shout-outs to get students involved with the trans* ally campaign.

For more information or to get involved with the trans* ally campaign contact Gig Soc on

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2pm this Sunday 15th November Salthill Hotel, Galway.

All are welcome.

Need Help?

$1·         With your subjects? Check the SU Grinds Register

$1·         With Maths? Contact the SUMS FREE Maths Support Centre

$1·         With Essays? Contact the FREE Academic Writing Centre

$1·         With Programming? Contact Computer DISC for FREE help

ROPES 2016 is Seeking Submissions

ROPES 2016 are now looking for aspiring writers in all disciplines to contribute to our annual literary journal. Our theme is Independence and our charity that we have chosen to support is the Simon Community. Poetry, Prose and Art submissions are all welcome. The deadline for submissions is Friday the 18th December, all contributions to be emailed to

SCCUL Student Enterprise Awards

The SCCUL Student Enterprise Award has a prize fund of €2,000 sponsored by Winters Property Management.

Entries will be accepted from individuals or teams of up to 4 members. Closing date for entries is Tuesday 1st December.

More Information.

‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards Competition €2,000 Prize

This annual drugs education competition aims to help students explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, students are asked to create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article; or a poster on one of the following themes: (a) The hidden harm of alcohol use; (b) The effects of drug use.

More Info.

Cycle Against Suicide Galway Spin Off

Saturday 21st November starting from the GMIT on the Dublin Road heading out along the roads to the fields of Athenry back in via Oranmore. For more information contact

Student Leap Card Vouchers Expire 30th November

Just a reminder that if you have a voucher from AIB for the Student Leap Card that you need to bring it in to us before the 30th of November to get your travelcard for €3. We are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and we will take your photo and print the card off straight away. If you don’t have one of the vouchers the Student Leap Card costs €15 and they expire 31st December 2016.

Mindful Responses to the Stresses of Student Life 5.45pm Weds 18th Nov

This free one-hour lecture is open to researchers, students, student counsellors and advisors, healthcare professionals, mindfulness practitioners, and anyone with an interest in mindfulness.

Register Here.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 23rd Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Rebecca at Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

 SU Charities

We are delighted to announce that this year we will be fundraising for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. We are planning a load of fundraising events throughout the year but need your help! If you want to help us out or have an idea for an event just give us a shout on There’s more information on our plans available here.

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.


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Joanna Brophy