SU Weekly Email 15 – 7th December 2017

SU Weekly Email 15 – 7th December 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Financial Aid Fund Applications

Online applications open this Monday 11th of December for the semester 2 Financial Aid Fund and they close on Friday 12th of January. More information available here.


Christmas Exams buses with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey for Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel). Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

  • Leaving University Road (Bus stop between Ward’s Sandwich Bar and Tesco Express): 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40 & 18:40


NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Saturday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.


Cloakroom Open

Don’t forget the FREE SU Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term if you need to leave your stuff somewhere safe during the exams.


ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

We will be holding another free 2 day ASIST Course 9am-5pm on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of February 2018. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living. If you want to sign up for the course please call to the SU Office to register and pay the €10 refundable deposit. Spaces are limited.


Student Leap Cards Expiring

Remember the orange Student Leap Cards expire on the 31st of December so make sure you call in to get the new purple card in the SU Office before you head home for Christmas. It costs €10, we take your photo and it’s valid until 31st December 2018.


SU 8 week Yoga course just €40 STARTS THIS EVENING!

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018 – 3 Spaces Left
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018 – 2 Spaces Left

Pay in the SU Office or by Credit Card on 091 524810.


Volunteer with us in 2018!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! LGBT in 2018. Here’s the events we have planned and we need as much help as possible so email to get involved!

  1. SU Charity Comedy Gig with David O’Doherty Monday 22nd January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 3rd February
  3. SU Croagh Patrick Climb with NUIG Mountaineering Club Saturday 17th February

All volunteers who help out can include time spent volunteering in their ALIVE Student Volunteer Certificate Application.


Learn Sign Language

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524 810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 31st Jan – Weds 18th April
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 1st Feb – Thurs 19th April

(No Classes week of 26th March or 2nd April – Easter Break)


Oughterard Boxing Club Night at the Dogs Fundraiser

6.30pm Thursday 14th December at Galway Greyhound Stadium. Tickets €10 on sale in the SU Office now.


Call for Hardiman PhD Scholarships Open

The Hardiman PhD Scholarships will provide a stipend of €16,000 per annum plus fees for four years. Closing date for applications is 16th of February 2018.


PC Suites Access Restrictions during Exams
The following PC Suites are unavailable until Saturday, December 16th as they are being used for exams:
– Finnegan
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– Eng2016
– Eng2017
– Cairnes Building – 1st Floor – Room 112
– SoftEng – Arts & Science Building – 1st Floor – Room 228/228A
– Arts-Science Arts & Sciences Building – Ground Floor – Room 105
– IT106 – I.T. Building – Ground Floor – Room 106
If you have any queries, please contact

Survey – Autonomous Vehicles : What is the Opinion of the Irish Public

This is a study to get an understanding of the current public perception of Autonomous Vehicles in Ireland. Similar studies have been completed in the US,UK & Australia, although this particular Survey is specific to Ireland, and includes questions around trust in this technology,  road safety, the expected benefits to traffic, the environment, and the concerns about its reliability in certain situations. This survey also touches on public participation in regulation changes, and the moral and ethical dilemmas.

More info from:


Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 08:00-22:00 until Friday 15th December in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Larmour Theatre
  • Dillon Theatre
  • McMunn Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • TB301
  • TB302
  • TB303


Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office


Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library This Weekend

Saturday 08.30-21.00 and Sunday 10.00-21.00.


Applications Open for US Embassy in Ireland Youth Council

Closing date 5pm Tues 9th January 2018. Council members participate in networking, professional development and embassy speaker events.


The Lamp is looking for submissions

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at The deadline is December 31st, 2017


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 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