SU Weekly Email 13 – 24th November 2016

SU Weekly Email 13 – 24th November 2016

Weekly Email


Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Pet Farm and Cake Sale This Wednesday

We are bringing you the Ultimate Study Week Study Break with our Big Fat Charity Cake Sale and Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit 11am-4pm Wednesday 30th November at Áras na Mac Léinn!
There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs and a llama along with plenty of cake, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.
All funds raised go to RNLI Ireland and Threshold. Free tea/coffee for first 100 cake purchasers and the pet farm is from 12pm to 2pm.

Extra Study Space Starts Monday

The following rooms will be available for extra study space 8am-10pm:

Monday 28th November-Friday 16th December

  • Thomas Dillon Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • AC204
  • TB303
  • TB305

Monday 28th November-Sunday 4th December

  • AC202

Read Sin Issue 6 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email

Exam Papers

Search the Exam Papers Database here

Volunteers Needed for Pet Farm & Cake Sale

If you have an hour or two to spare between 10.30am-3.30pm on Wednesday 30th November please give us a shout on

Give Blood this week and next week

  • 5pm-8.30pm Tonight Thurs 24th Nov The Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra, Galway
  • 11.30am-3pm Sun 27th Nov The Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra, Galway
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 29th Nov, Weds 30th Nov and Thurs 1st Dec at The Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Galway

Exam Buses

If you have exams in the Salthill Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) we have arranged a bus service to Salthill each day of the exams for just €2 per journey.

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale in SU & SU Engineering Desk now for:

  • Connacht vs Cardiff Blues 19.35 Friday 25th Nov €15
  • Connacht vs Benetton Treviso 15:00 Saturday 3rd Dec €15
  • Connacht vs Wasps 17:30 Saturday 17th Dec €20
  • Connacht vs Munster 17:30 Saturday 31st Dec €20

All tickets are for Bohermore Terrace. Student ID required.

Voter Registration Deadline TOMORROW!

If you are not registered to vote please call to the Students’ Union office ASAP and we will get you registered. The Draft Register of Electors is online at If on the 15th February 2017 you are aged 18 or over please check that your name, address and other details are present and correct on the Draft Register. If there is a mistake or you are not present on the Register you have until Friday 25th of November to fill out the paperwork and return it to you City/County Council.

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore


Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register


NUI Galway Students Demand Divestment of University Fossil Fuel Shares

Read more here.


Yawn-Yoga in aid of Galway Simon Community Tues 29th Nov

Kick-start your exam study week with an hour long revitalizing Yoga session at 7am or 10am on Tuesday 29th November with world class instructors in aid of the Galway Simon Community.  For more information email or check out our Facebook Page.


1st/2nd Year Textbooks Appeal for Refugees in Greece

Despite potential, refugees awaiting relocation in Greece face a great disadvantage in accessing university-level studies. Even independent learning is blocked with limited or no internet access in the camps. Please donate your used 1st or 2nd year textbooks and give these ambitious, deserving students the opportunity to continue learning. Donations can be dropped off at the Students’ Union office. They are in desperate need of maths, science and engineering texts.

For more information contact:

Deadline to Donate: Friday 9th December 2016


AIDS West World AIDS Day Memorial Concert – 7pm Thurs 1st Dec

This is an open invitation to the people of Galway to come to this free concert on at 7pm on Thursday 1st of December and show their solidarity with those living with HIV and help challenge the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV. The concert takes place in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway with music from Bel Canto and Cois Cladaigh.

For more info contact 091 566266, or


Women Techmakers Scholars Program (former Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship): Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • Scholarship for female Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Recipients will be invited to attend an all-expense paid Scholars’ Retreat in a Google office in the summer 2017 and become part of a global community of scholars
  • Deadline to apply:  Thurs 1st December 2016
  • Apply on:


Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD students with a disability studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Deadline to apply:  Thurs 1st December 2016
  • Apply on:


Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.


Need Help with Writing?

The Academic Writing Centre provides FREE support across the disciplines for students at all stages of the writing process. The AWC is located on the top floor of the James Hardiman Library, and our hours are: Monday-Friday from 11am to 1pm and Monday-Thursday from 6pm to 8pm


NEW Library Study Break Policy

In response to feedback received from users about the 30 Minute Rule, and in an effort to reduce the instances of desk hogging, the Library is introducing a new ‘Study Break Policy’ for the monitoring and managing of study space during peak times in the Library. The policy will apply during the following periods: 01 November – 16 December 2016 and 03 April – 10 May 2017.



Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.


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 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