SU Weekly Email 12 – 14th November 2019

SU Weekly Email 12 – 14th November 2019

Weekly Email


Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote Today

Don’t forget to bring your NUIG ID to vote today 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café to elect a new Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer to the Students’ Union. If you’ve registered for a remote vote please log on to the SU Website to vote 10am-5pm.

Exam Timetables Out Today

Semester 1 exams will take place between Mon 9th-Fri 20th Dec. Please log on and check your exam timetable carefully to make sure all your subjects are present.

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

We are now selling our Big Yellow Thing Socks for just €9 a pair. All proceeds go to the SU Charities! On sale now in the SU Office, the SU Shop and on our website here.

Student Levy Working Group

The next meeting of the working group about your Student Levy is taking place 1pm-2.30pm on Weds 20th of Nov in AMB-G066 in the Arts Millennium Building. For more info contact

Buses to March for Irish Unity

€2 NUIG Student return bus tickets on sale now on SU Website to the March For Irish Unity on Sun 24th of Nov in Lifford. Get tickets here 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Mon 27th of Jan 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG. Tickets €5. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. BUY TICKETS HERE.

Niteline NUIG

NiteLine is for you. It’s a listening, support and information service run by and for the students of NUIG. Volunteers go through a rigorous screening and training programme based on the Samaritans model and run with the help of the NUIG counselling services. The service runs 9pm-12am Wednesdays & Thursdays on 089 219 6918. They’re here if you ever feel that you would like to talk to someone that will listen, accept and understand without judging. You can talk about anything; no problem is too big or too small.

CreateHER Event showcasing Women in Media TODAY

Women in Media & Public Life: Diversity and Inclusion. Free event at NUI Galway TODAY Thurs 14 Nov. Tea & Coffee at 10:30am. Presentations begin at 11am in Aula Maxima Upper. Lunch included! RSVP to

NUI Galway Boxing Show 2019

NUI Galway Boxing Club are proud to announce their inaugural boxing tournament will take place at 6pm on Sun 27th Nov in the Kingfisher Sports Hall. With some of the top intervarsity talents in the country taking part as well as other high-level competitors from around the country, it’s an event not to be missed! Follow @nuigboxing on Instagram and NUI Galway Boxing Club on Facebook for more info.

Park & Ride Update

Just a reminder that during peak times the Park & Ride bus no longer stops at the Corrib Village stop.

What Are We Doing for You?

You can find details of your SU Officer Reports, minutes from the SU Officer meetings and your Class Rep Council meetings HERE. If you’ve any questions/comments just give us a shout!

Odd Shoe Day

Odd Shoe Day will take place 9am-1pm Mon 18th Nov at Smokey’s Café. We are asking people to wear odd pairs of shoes to raise awareness for the Special Olympics. We are fundraising on their behalf and will have prizes to give away to those who buy a raffle ticket on the day. Top prize is a pair of Panasonic speakers. There’s a 2 for 1 on raffle tickets if people share their pictures of their odd pairs of shoes and if they tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat. Instagram is @oddshoeday_nuig

Trans Week Events

  • Makeover Monday 18th Nov, IT204 7-9pm: Come along to express yourself through makeup, nail painting etc. Thinking of getting an undercut? We can give you one!
  • Transformation Tuesday 19th Nov, Hub Central 3-6pm: A clothes swap for trans students, who may need essential clothing items. Donations welcome.
  • Candle Lit Vigil Weds 20th Nov, Outside Áras na Mac Léinn, 6pm As it is Transgender day of Remembrance, we will be hosting a candlelit vigil with a symbolic flag raising to pay our respects, and to show solidarity to past and present trans students in NUI Galway and within the community.
  • Here’s the T Weds 20th Nov, IT202, 7-9pm A panel discussion involving a parental perspective on raising a trans child, a trans person’s perspective on parents who may need time to come to terms with acceptance and a discussion on gender performance.

More info from

Ógra Shinn Féin Society Events

Weds 20th Nov: Christmas Shoebox Appeal – Ógra Shinn Féin are collecting shoeboxes, money donations and items to fill boxes with on Weds 20th Nov from 10am beside Smokey’s Café. Half of the shoeboxes will go to children living in Direct Provision and half go to the 200 homeless children within Galway Simon Community. Please give whatever you can and help make Christmas that small bit merrier for the most vulnerable in society!

€2 Bus to the March for Irish Unity –   Ógra Shinn Féinn are running a return bus from Galway to Lifford, Donegal for the National March for Irish Unity happening on Sun 24th Nov. Get tickets here 

Research Survey – First Year Students + Illegal Drugs

Students in the NUIG Children’s Studies are carrying out a research study to find out ‘The type of illegal drugs and frequency most frequently used amongst first year college students in Ireland’. Please take1-2 minutes to fill out the quick anonymous survey in the link HERE. Your data will be greatly appreciated in analysing our results. Contact for more info.

#GalwayGirl Photocall This Saturday

COPE Galway are holding an event to highlight domestic abuse at 2.30pm at the Spanish Arch this Saturday. They want as many women and girls, of all ages and backgrounds, to be present for a mass group photo in support of #GalwayGirl – a fundraising and awareness campaign for the new domestic abuse service in Galway, Modh Eile House.

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 16th Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

Give Blood in Galway This Month

5pm-8.30pm Tues 26th, Weds 27th and Thurs 28th November in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit Industrial Estate

Upcoming SafeTALK Course

There’s a free SafeTALK course on 6.15pm-9.15pm Tues 3rd Dec in the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources


Congratulations! Make sure you register for your Seanad Éireann vote. Seanad Éireann is the Upper House of the Irish Legislature and is composed of sixty members. Three of these senators are elected by National University of Ireland graduates. You can get a registration form in the SU or online 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


Class Rep Meetings This Month

Mon 18th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC214 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 19th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Mon 25th Nov 6pm – 8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council

Please email for more information

Coldvember Continues

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. More info and the donation page are available here.

Be Part of Galway 2020

Galway 2020 is looking for 2,020 participants to take part in their Opening Ceremony in February. The lead up to the opening ceremony will take place from 2nd February with 7 nights of events across Galway finishing on Saturday 8th February with a huge open air finale in Galway city. More info is available here.

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

We Are Open!

Please note that during the graduation ceremonies we are open as usual 10am-5pm Monday-Friday – just let security know you need to go to the SU. All the other services in Áras na Mac Léinn are open as usual too including Flirt FM, ALIVE, the Student Health Unit and the Socs Box.

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 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

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


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Joanna Brophy