SU Weekly Email 14th Nov 2013

SU Weekly Email 14th Nov 2013

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union!

White Collar Fight Night TONIGHT

The NUI Galway Students’ Union White Collar Fight Night is back TONIGHT in the Bailey Allen Hall. The event is in aid of the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline. Doors 7pm, first fight 7.45pm. Tickets on sale in the SU office NOWor on the door: €12 for adults, €7.50 for students, under 18’s & OAPs. Children under 12 go free.

Christmas Day Thursday 21st November – Santa needs helpers!

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Day comes early again this year. We are holding a massive Christmas Day fundraiser in the College Bar on Thursday 21st of November to raise money for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline. There will be a traditional Christmas dinner, carols, cheesy Christmas tunes with DJ Byrno and lots of prizes for the best/worst Christmas jumpers along with a whole lot of other Festive merriment. Get your tinsel, mistletoe and jumper ready now! 

Santa also needs some helper volunteers to assist with the fundraising on the day so if you have an hour or two to spare between 11am and 6pm on Thursday 21st December email studentsunion@nuigalway.ieto sign up and you will definitely be on Santa’s nice list this year.


Postgrad-Aoke Returns this Friday

Our Postgrad Karaoke nights are back due to popular demand. The first Postgrad-Aoke night will be in the College Bar this Friday 15th November from 7.30pm with Giant Games, pizza deals and of course Karaoke! All performers will be rewarded for their efforts so get practising.


Semester 1 Exams

Semester 1 Exams for 2013 – 14 are scheduled to run from  Monday, December 2nd to Tuesday, December 17th. Your personal timetable is available online now here.


Exams – Need help?


Galway Rape Crisis Centre Volunteers Needed

If you have any spare time this Thursday, Friday or Saturday between 11am and 5pm Galway Rape Crisis Centre still need volunteers for a bag pack in Dunnes Stores at Briarhill. If you can help at all please


Naked Calendar on Sale NOW €5

The NUI Galway Students’ Union 2014 Naked Calendar is on sale across campus now. 63 brave NUI Galway students revealed all for the calendar and you can get an eyeful for only €5! Calendars are on sale from the Students’ Union Office, the SU Shop, the SocsBox, the Hub, Smokey’s and the SU desk in the Engineering Building. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline.


Financial Aid Fund Semester 2 Application Dates

Applications Open 13th January, 2014
Applications Close 7th February, 2014 at 5.00 p.m.
More information


Issue 5 of Sin is out now

Read it here.

Emutex Software Innovator of the Year Scholarship 2014

Need help paying your student registration fees? Interested in software and working with the latest technologies?  for more information


The Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA) is the national charity for people with myasthenia gravis, supporting and providing information to patients, raising awareness, and funding medical research. Myasthenia Gravis is muscles weakness illness. It causes a breakdown between nerves and muscles and results in loss of effectiveness in the muscles of the arms, legs and eyes. It can affect anyone at any age. Find out more support our fundraising BOOK SALE in ARAS NA MAC LEINN FOYER on MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 12.30 – 4.30pm. Books from UNDER €1, PLUS DVD AND CD SALE!


Attention All Type 1 diabetes students

Do you have Type 1 Diabetes and use Insulin?

Would you like help organising your diabetes information?

If you answered yes to these questions then the Contour Next USB is for you!

Bayer’s Contour Next USB allows you see the complete picture with a range of easy to use features:

  • Test your blood glucose and mark your results or add a note if required
  • Option to add your carbohydrate and insulin units
  • Review your logbook and trends on your meter, or download and share with your healthcare professional

If you would like to avail of this FREE promotion for your personal use please contact the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn. NUIG Student ID required to collect meter.

Academic Writing Centre Competition – win an iPad 2

The Academic Writing Centre competition for Undergrad students is now open. Entries must be sent to irina.ruppo@nuigalway.ieANDawccompetition@gmail.comby 21 February 2014. Rules and topics are available here.

Connacht v Scarlets Tickets

We now have NUI Galway Student €10 tickets on sale for the next Connacht Rugby home match v Scarlets Sat 23rd November KO 17:00

Arts in Action

Free arts events on campus every week during term time.

Class Reps

If you have been elected as a class rep please make sure you call to the SU Office to register.Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Catherine Breslin at


Life Skills – Sign up now!                  

  • Manual Handling Course – Friday 29th November €30

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith 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 the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our new reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

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Joanna Brophy