SU Weekly Email 11 – 20th November 2014

SU Weekly Email 11 – 20th November 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Happy Christmas!

Our Charity Christmas Day fundraiser takes place TODAY from 12pm in the College Bar in association with BizSoc in aid of Console and BeLonGTo. There will be a full Christmas dinner served from 12pm, Christmas carols at 1pm and DJ Byrno from 3pm onwards to jingle all the way!

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open! Deadline Fri 28th November

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.


NUI Galway Christmas Exams 2014 

The Christmas Exams will take place from Monday 8th December to Monday 19th December. Exam Timetables are now available online  Please check your timetable very carefully to make sure that all of your subjects are there and that there are no clashes. 

We have partnered with City Direct Bus Company to provide buses to the two exam venues in Salthill at Leisureland and the Galway Bay Hotel. This service will run three times a day during the exams and costs €2 per journey.

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Exam De-Stress Programme 24th Nov – 12th Dec

Wouldn’t a massage feel great?  Or maybe some relaxing reflexology or an amazing acupuncture treatment?  The Exam De-stress Programme offers you subsidised de-stressing treatments  in the Wellness Centre, back of the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn.  It all starts Monday 24th November and runs for 3 weeks.  You can see all the details at this link.  To make a booking email

Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Tickets on Sale Now:

  • Connacht vs Zebre 7.35pm Friday 21st November 2014 €10 
  • Connacht vs Scarlets 7.30pm Saturday 29th November 2014 €10 

Tickets available from SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).


Capture Your Campus Calendar On Sale Now

The 2015 calendar, featuring the winning photos from the EXPLORE Capture Your Campus (CYC) photo competition, is now available. Priced at €5 only, all proceeds go to Students’ Union charities: Console and BelonGTo. You can buy a copy from the SU Office or Shop now.


Hardiman Research Scholarships – Applications Close TOMORROW

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships for PhD students. There is also a ‘Cancer Care West’ Hardiman Research scholarship available in the area of surgical oncology or radiation oncology. Applications Close 5pm Friday 21st November.

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

Arts in Action Free Gig

1pm TODAY Thursday 20th November in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn – Spoken Word performance presented by young actors from the NUI Galway Centre for Theatre and Performance.

Mature Students Officer

Please note that the SU Mature Students Officer, Michelle Mitchell, will have an open clinic every Wednesday morning 10am-12pm in the Students’ Union office every week. You can also reach her by email on


Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

6pm Monday 24th November SU Council in IT250 – All Class Reps Should Attend! After the meeting we will be heading to the College Bar for the Class Reps Christmas party!


NUI Galway Women’s Rugby Quiz Night 27th November

The Women’s Rugby team are holding a fundraising quiz night on  Thursday 27th November. Kick-off is at 8pm in Crowes Bar, Prospect Hill, Bohermore. Many spot prizes to be won. Finger food on the night provided by Crowes Bar.


Galway Science and Technology Festival Sunday 23rd November

This Sunday the university is hosting the largest Science Festival in Europe. Following two weeks promoting science in schools throughout the county, the festival is culminating in a final day event in the university. We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help participate in the prestigious event. For further information there will be a volunteer welcome meeting on today from 4.00 – 5.00 & 5.00 – 6.00 in The Stage (Beside the Bailey Allen Hall) or you can email

Recycling Drive Monday 24th November

There will be a Recycling Drive in Aid of MYaware 12pm-4pm on Monday 24th November at Smokey’s Café as part of a Skills for Work Life project. Please bring any unwanted: clothes, textiles, bags,  soft toys, mobiles phones. All items donated are either reused or (if damaged or stained) recycled into products like carpet underlay or home insulation. Nothing goes to landfill.

Galway Rape Crisis Centre 30th Anniversary Walk Saturday 6th December 2014

Join Galway Rape Crisis to mark 30 Years of Healing and hope for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Begins at 3pm from the Spanish Arch and ends at Blackrock. For information and registration visit

Full Registration Fee €30. Reduced Registration Fee for Students & OAP €15.


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