SU Weekly Email 13 – 21st November 2019

SU Weekly Email 13 – 21st November 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


SU Council Meeting Monday

The final SU Council meeting of this year takes place at 6pm this Monday 25th of November in HBB G019 in the Human Biology Building opposite Sult. All are welcome to attend. For more info contact


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.


Win €100 SU Card Credit!

The latest issue of Sin newspaper has another great crossword competition with €100 SU Card Credit up for grabs along with all the NUIG news you need to know!

Read It Here!


Registration Open for NStEP Training

NStEP (the National Student Engagement Programme) training sessions have been booked and will take place 2pm-5pm Weds 27th Nov. You can reserve your place HERE.  These sessions are open to all students however only 30 people can attend an individual session. The training will focus on the following areas – The Student Learning Experience, Gathering Student Opinion, Effective Feedback, Developing Solutions, Making Change Happen, Closing the Loop. If you have any questions email


Can You Bake?

We are looking for NUI Galway’s finest bakers to bake up some treats for us to sell at the SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit on Weds 4th Dec. The event will be raising funds for the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response. To volunteer email – even if you can’t bake we also need helpers to sell cakes, raffle tickets and charity socks on the day!


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.


Deadline to Register to Vote is Monday!

The deadline to get registered to vote is this Monday 25th of November. Get your paperwork sorted in the SU Office ASAP to make sure you can use your vote.


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



If there’s something you want to highlight, or if you want to ask about something, it’s simple! Just get in touch with the Students’ Union by using #TellTheSU Maybe you want to get something off your chest or complain about something on campus. Is there something that you think needs to be sorted? Then #TellTheSU

You can find us on social media or fill in a comment card at our #TellTheSU Boxes around campus.


Christmas Exam Buses €2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Monday 9th December – Thursday 19th December 2019

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


Pet Farm Visit

As part of our Wind Down Week of events we will have our Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit 12pm – 3pm Weds 4th Dec at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be llamas, goats, lambs, rabbits, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, chicks, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM. Our friends at NUIG Animal Ambassadors will also have their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!


USIT J1 Info Stand and talk next Thursday

Planning your summer already? USIT will be on campus next Thurs 28th Nov with lots of info about your J1 options. Call to their stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm.


Give Blood in Galway Next Week

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


Free Mindfulness Practice

Practise self-care and self-compassion this week! We now have two free shared mindfulness practice sessions in NUI Galway each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Tuesday morning Mindfulness with Dr Eva Flynn:  8.15am to 8.45am in the Clinical Science Institute, Room 2012 (Up to and including 10th Dec)

Wednesday lunchtime Mindfulness with Dr Phil Noone: 1.15pm to 1.35pm in Seminar Room 5, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola (Up to and including 10th Dec)
All our shared practice sessions are free and suitable for people with no previous knowledge of mindfulness as well as those who have been practising for many years. Staff, students and members of the community are welcome!


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.


Outreach project ‘Let’s Talk Cancer’

‘Let’s Talk Cancer’ aims to dispel the numerous myths surrounding the risk factors associated with cancer, where facts can often be misinterpreted and research studies sensationalised. This is achieved through short, snappy, animated videos! The newest video focuses on ketogenic diets and cancer treatment: Watch it here.

We would also like people to vote for the next topic that they would like to see discussed through this link.


Like science?

Pint of Science Ireland are recruiting volunteers for their events 11-13 May 2020. If you want to get involved fill out the form here.


Irish Sign Language Society Party

The Irish Sign Language Society are having an end of year Party 6pm-8pm Weds 27th Nov at Sult. Refreshment vouchers/DNA ticket and food are included in the ticket (€5 available from socs box or socs online shop). More info from


Mental Health Survey

NUIG second year Commerce students are currently collaborating with SCCUL sanctuary in order to raise awareness around mental health.  It would be of great benefit to them if you could take 60 seconds to carry out their short survey here.


Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 23rd Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.


New Loyalty Scheme for Students Making Postgraduate Applications

Final year undergraduate students at NUI Galway can make a FREE postgraduate application (to NUI Galway) up until Tues 31st Dec (saving of €35). Eligible students have been emailed details of this scheme by Postgraduate Admissions (including how to access your personalised discount code). You can make up to two free postgraduate applications with your discount code. Email for info.


Argumentative Thought Experiment Participants Wanted

Using Judith Jarvis Thomson’s thought experiment, to see if your words line up with what you say you believe.

Take part here. For more info contact


Submissions Open for First Cut! Youth Film Festival

Calling young filmmakers, aged between 12-24 years! Do you have a short film you want to see on the big screen? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you!
Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a school, college or youth group, visit to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The festival runs Weds 11th – Sat 14th March 2020. The deadline for entries is Tues 21st Jan.

March For the Homeless

A march for the homeless is taking place in Galway at 2pm on Sat 7th of Dec. More information is available here.


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!


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.


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.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy