SU Weekly Email 11 – 16th November 2018

SU Weekly Email 11 – 16th November 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Charity Christmas Jumper Night

€5 Wristbands for our Charity Christmas Jumper Night go on sale from the SU on Monday. All proceeds from the event will go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. The event takes place from 10pm on Thursday 29th of November in Electric and Four Four.


Pet Farm at NUIG

Our charity cake sale and Pet Farm is back on Wednesday 5th of December 11am-3pm. All proceeds from the event will go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. We are looking for volunteers to help out with the event by baking or selling cakes/raffle tickets. To volunteer please email


Study Break Policy in Operation

The Library Study Break Policy is now in place in the Library. Pick up a Study Break Form on your way into the library – you can have a break of 60 mins, but don’t forget to fill in the form and leave on your desk, or another student can take your place


Download the Galway Safe App Now!

The Galway Safe app aims to reduce drownings in Galway city by using GPS to detect people lingering beside the water between 12pm-6am. The app then sends a message to make sure the user is ok and if they are not the app can contact an In case of emergency contact or the emergency services. More info:



There are conferrings at NUI Galway next week but we are open as usual Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.


Win Free Student Accommodation for the Academic College Terms in 2019

To be in with a chance of winning simply purchase oil from Corrib Oil and enter your details on

Nominations for the NUI Galway Alumni Awards 2019 Close on Monday.

We invite you to submit a nomination for awards in the fields of the Arts, Business, Engineering, Science, Law, Public Policy and Government, Medicine, Nursing and Contribution to Sport. The broad criteria for selection is that nominees are graduates of NUI Galway who have made an “outstanding contribution in their area of endeavour” in any of the fields above. Nominations will be handled in strict confidence and should include a brief description of the nominee (no more than 20 lines), their achievements and any additional information to support the nomination. To avoid disappointment, please do not disclose your nomination to the nominee. Alumni Award winners will be notified and names of the winners will be made public in the New Year. Deadline for nominations is Monday, November 19th 2018. Submissions to


ROPES Submission Call

ROPES literary journal are looking for your submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, flash fiction, illustrations, cartoons, photography, plays, scripts, songs, lyrics, 6 word stories or graphic short stories. Submissions are open until 24th of December. For more information and submission guidelines contact



Remember that during term time you can book in to the Student Health Unit for a FREE STI test. Call 091 492 604 to make an appointment. You can also get free condoms in the SU Office and from the SU Engineering Desk.


SU Yoga Course Now Enrolling

We are now taking bookings for our next 8 week Ashtanga Yoga Course. The cost is €40 which can be paid in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 29th Nov-Thurs 20th Dec 2018 & Thurs 17th Jan-Thurs 7th Feb 2019 COURSE FULL
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 29th Nov-Thurs 20th Dec 2018 & Thurs 17th Jan-Thurs 7th Feb 2019


Exam Timetables

Semester 1 (2018/2019) exams are scheduled for Monday, 10th December to Friday, 21st December 2018 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session. Please check your timetable carefully – if there are any subjects missing from your schedule contact the Student Information Desk IMMEDIATELY!


Voter Registration Deadline Sunday 25th November

If on 15th February 2019 you are aged 18 or over please check that your name, address and other details are present and correct on the Draft Register of Electors. If there is a mistake tell your local Council before 25th November. Voter registration forms are available from the SU Office.


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


Life Skills Course Update

  • Intermediate Yoga – 5 spaces left
  • Child Protection Training Course – 8 spaces left


Learning Disability Support in NUI Galway Survey

Some students doing a survey for their final year Information Technology project are looking for NUI Galway students who have a learning disorder such as dyslexia to complete their survey. No personal information is used and everything is confidential.


Arts In Action

Arts In Action is a series of weekly free concerts/talks/performances at NUI Galway 1pm-2pm on Wednesdays during term time. Get FREE Tickets for their upcoming events HERE.


Upcoming FREE Mindfulness Events at NUIG

  • 8.10am-8.50am Every Tuesday Free Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Every Wednesday Free Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC202
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 8th Nov Mindfulness and the Brain: A Critical Perspective in AC215
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 15th Nov Pathways to Teaching Mindfulness in AC215
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 22nd Nov Pathways to Teaching Mindfulness in AC215
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 29th Nov Mindful Way at NUI Galway – What’s Next? In AC215


Art Exhibition

An exhibition exploring perceptions of sound by deaf/hard of hearing students will take place in the James Hardiman Library on the 2nd and 3rd of December in collaboration with the Irish Sign Language Society. For more information contact


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday

There will be a memorial service 2pm-3pm this Sunday 18th November for Road Traffic Victims in the Clayton Hotel. All are welcome to attend. RSVP by email


Table Quiz in Aid of Domestic Violence Response

There will be a table quiz in aid of Domestic Violence Response 7pm this Monday 19th of November in Crowe’s Bar, Bohermore. €20 for a table of 4 with some great prizes.


World AIDS Day Candlelit Concert

You are invited to attend our the AIDS West annual World AIDS Day Candlelit Memorial Concert at 8pm on Sunday 2nd of December in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church featuring Cois Cladaigh and the beautifully blended voices of Galway’s Three Sopranos Bel Canto.


Christmas Decoration Competition Entry Deadline 3rd Dec

Competition open to adults living in Galway City. Download the competition poster, rules and entry form (also available as Gaelige).


Novice Moot Court Competition

Maynooth University Law Society are hosting a Novice Moot Court Competition on the 1st of December and would be delighted to have NUI Galway teams to take part in the competition. The question is based on the area of nervous shock and there is a monetary prize of €160 for the winning team. More information from


Want to Win €1,000?

The “Frame of Mind” Short Film Competition is now open for entries until the 23rd of November. Walk in My Shoes is looking for original and eye-opening short films that promote positive mental health.


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 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.

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



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Joanna Brophy