SU Weekly Email 11 – 9th November 2017

SU Weekly Email 11 – 9th November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


RUNDAY Online Registration Deadline 9pm TONIGHT!

Run, jog, walk or crawl charity 5k at NUI Galway 10am this Sunday 12th of November.  All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! SIGN UP HERE.

Chip Timed and goodie bags will be provided to all competitors. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Number Pick Up: 10am-5pm TOMORROW Friday 10th November in SU Office or 8.30am-9.30am Sunday 12th November at Engineering Building.

Limited late registration 8.30am-9.30am Sunday 12th November at the Engineering Building.


We Need Volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers to help out at the following events which will be raising fund for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!


Charity Christmas Day: Thurs 16th November

Deck the halls and jingle your bells! The biggest charity event of semester 1 is upon us! Featuring Christmas Dinner, Santa, Christmas jumpers, tinsel, good cheer, cheesy Christmas tunes, DJs and lots of festive surprises from 10am at Sult NUI Galway. €5 wristbands for entry to Electric Garden & Theatre or 44ClubGalway at 10pm on sale from the SU Office and SU Engineering Desk tomorrow! All proceeds go to Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

Not Registered to Vote Yet? You still have time!

Check the Draft Register of Electors BEFORE Saturday 25th of November at – if you’re not on the register or your details are incorrect grab a form in the SU Office and get yourself ready to vote!


€5 Tickets to See Chris Kent and Steve Bennett

Our next €5 Comedy gig is Chris Kent and Steve Bennett at 8pm on Monday 20th of November. Tickets are on sale now in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.


Direct Provision Talk 6pm-8pm Monday 13th November in IT125

There will be speakers present who have lived in the direct provision system along with people who are working with those currently living in direct provision.

More information from


NUIG v GMIT Fight Night Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the NUIG v GMIT Rumble in the Radisson on Weds 22nd November are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. €15 students/€25 non-students.


Marriage Equality in the North Talk 7pm-9pm Tues 14th Nov in AC204

Discussion about issues faced by people living in Northern Ireland alongside brainstorming on how we can help. All Welcome! More information from


Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit

11am-4pm Wednesday 29th of November at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.


Sin Issue 5

Read issue 5 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to


Exam Timetables Out TOMORROW

Please check your timetable carefully – if there are any subjects missing from your schedule contact the Student Information Desk IMMEDIATELY! Exam FAQ

We will be arranging buses to the Salthill exam venues again this year with City Direct and it will be €2 per journey.


Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 13th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 13th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 14th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 15th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 15th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council

For more information contact Andrew on


Attention: All Students with Children

Please complete this survey of initial interest on the creation of Family-Friendly Study Areas on campus. Other leading Universities are creating such spaces, and we are eager to see if NUIG students would utilize such a space. All student parents at undergraduate and graduate level are invited to take 5 minutes to complete the following survey


Upcoming FREE Workshops

  • 1pm-2pm Tues 14th Nov Exam Preparation  Boot-Camp, G011, Library Lobby
  • 1pm-2pm Weds 15th Nov Exam Preparation Boot-Camp, Bridge Room (1001) 1st floor, Library Lobby
  • 7.30pm-8.30pm Weds 15th Nov “Let’s talk about Stammering – What is stammering and what can I do about it?”  Bridge Room (1001) 1st floor, Library Lobby
  • 6pm-7pm Tues 21st Nov Exam Preparation Top Tips, Room AC215


Life Skills Update

  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1.30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here:


Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • JET (Japanese Exchange & Teaching) Programme Presentation
  • Google Presentation and ‘Going Digital’ Workshop
  • Science Careers Meet-up
  • Pop-up CV/Career/Further Studies Queries Clinic in College of Science


Nominations for NUI Galway Alumni Awards 2018 are Open

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 following fields: Arts, Business, Engineering, Science, Law, Public Policy and Government, Medicine, Nursing and Contribution to Sport. Nominations should include a brief description of the nominee (no more than 10 lines), their achievements and any additional information to support the nomination.

Deadline for nominations Mon 20th Nov. Submissions to


FREE EU Student Media Workshop

This free workshop is offering students an opportunity to meet with journalists, communications professionals and EU affairs experts to get a crash course on the EU and writing about Europe. It takes place 10.30am-2.30pm Thursday 23rd November in Dublin. Registration deadline 12pm Mon 20th Nov.


Social Networking Sites Survey

This survey will analyse Emotional Intelligence and use of social media for communication and examine if any link exists. Complete the survey HERE.


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


Invite to Launch of Galway’s Sustainability Stories

You are invited to the launch of Galway City’s Sustainability Stories 10am-1.30pm on Wednesday 15th of November in the O’Donoghue Theatre NUI Galway. At the event the University will also launch is Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020. The event is free but you need to register 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 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