SU Weekly Email 12 – 22nd November 2018

SU Weekly Email 12 – 22nd November 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Charity Christmas Jumper Night

Ready to jingle those bells? €5 Wristbands for our Charity Christmas Jumper Night are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. 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


Child Protection Training Courses Fri 7th Dec nearly full:

  • 9am-1pm – 2 spaces left
  • 2pm-6pm – 5 spaces left

Sign up in the SU Office now or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card €15.


Sin Issue 6

Here’s your last issue of Sin newspaper for this semester – enjoy!


Extended Library Opening Hours for Exams

  • Saturday 1st December:                 08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 2nd December:                   10:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 8th December:               08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 9th December:                    10:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 15th December:              08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 16th December:                 10:00 – 21:00


Summer Options Talk

Join USIT 6pm-7pm Monday 26th November in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn to find out about J1 opportunities this summer.


Cheap Connacht Rugby Tickets

Use the discount code NUIG-Per-1819 to get reduced rate NUIG Student tickets online for Connacht Rugby vs Perpignan 3pm Saturday 8th of December.


Are you a young person living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
Come along to our FREE live streaming of the MS Ireland #MSExplored meeting at 6pm on Thursday 29th of November in AC202 which will be taking an uncensored look at life with MS! Leading experts will delve into the topics of Relationships & Intimacy, Resilience and Road mapping for Success at the event. For more information contact


Class Reps Council

The last SU Class Reps Council of the year is on 6pm-8pm Monday 26th of November in the Kirwan Theatre. For more information contact


Extra Study Space: Available 8am-10pm Mon 3rd Dec-Fri 21st Dec 2018

  • AM150 Mairtin O Tnuthail Theatre Arts Millennium Building (147 spaces)
  • IT125 Theatre First Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT125G Theatre Ground Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT207 Seminar Room, IT Building (33 spaces)
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse (125 spaces)
  • TB303 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (30 spaces)
  • TB304 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB305 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB307 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (22 spaces)

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here:


Mental Health Monday

Head up to Smokey’s Café 1pm-3pm this Monday 26th of November to get your FREEBIES to make Monday a bit easier.


NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses

€2 Per Journey. Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 10th-Thurs 20th Dec

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40


Talk on teaching opportunities in New Zealand

12.30pm-1.30pm Tuesday 27th November in MY123 Áras Moyola.


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



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.

  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 29th Nov-Thurs 20th Dec 2018 & Thurs 17th Jan-Thurs 7th Feb 2019


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


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.


EIL Travel Award Deadline 5pm Monday 26th November

EIL are offering fully funded places to two NUI Galway students who wish to participate in a two-month summer volunteer programme abroad. It is possible to choose from a wide range of volunteer projects: Teaching, Social-Care, Health, Conservation, Arts, Community Development, and Human Rights etc. Find the application form here. Completed applications can be dropped in to the ALIVE Office in Áras na Mac Léinn or emailed to Tereza at


Are you a filmmaker?

Are you aged between 12-24 years? Do you have a short film you want to screen? Then First Cut Film Festival wants to hear from you! Visit  to find out how to submit your film free of charge.


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.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy