SU Weekly Email 16th April 2014

SU Weekly Email 16th April 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Easter Holiday Arrangements 2014

$1·         The Students’ Union Office will be closed Thursday 17th April-Tuesday 22nd April inclusive.

$1·         The Student Health Unit will be closed Thursday 17th April-Wednesday 23rd April inclusive.

$1·         The James Hardiman Library will be closed Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th April with reduced hours on Good Friday & Easter Monday (10am-6pm)

$1·         The College Bar will be closed Thursday 17th April-Monday 21st April Inclusive.

$1·         The SU Cloakroom will be closed Thursday 17th April-Sunday 27th April Inclusive.

$1·         The SU Shop will be closed Friday 18th April-Monday21st April Inclusive.

$1·         Smokey’s Café will be closed Friday 18th April-Monday 21st April Inclusive.

$1·         The SU Engineering desk will be closed Thursday 17th April-Sunday 27th April Inclusive.

$1·         The Hub Café will be closed Monday 14th April-Tuesday 22nd April Inclusive.

$1·         Café Áras na Gaeilge will be closed Saturday 12th April-Tuesday 22nd April Inclusive.

$1·         The Wall Café will be open throughout Easter with some reduced hours. 

We hope you all have a very happy Easter.

Good News for September! 
1. The NUI Galway student ID card replacement fee will be reduced from €30 to €20 coming into effect in the next academic year 2014/15.
2. All repeat examination results will now be available on Friday the 5th of September 2014 before college commences on Monday the 8th of September. This means that all repeat students will be able to register for Blackboard etc., from the first day of term.
Well done to our SU Education Officer Catherine Breslin who has been working hard on these issues, on your behalf, with the Exams office this year.

NUI Galway Students’ Union 50th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7th June 2014

All past and present NUI Galway Students’ Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as the Union turns 50. 

The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets are €15 – price includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way. 

If you would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event – with photos or words – please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ieASAP! 

Please feel free to bring guests and spread the word! 



Extra Study Space

The following venues are booked for extra study space from 08:30-22:00 until 14/05/14:

$1·         Tyndall Theatre

$1·         O’Flaherty Theatre

$1·         Cairnes Theatre

$1·         D’Arcy Thompson Theatre

$1·         Kirwan Theatre

$1·         Larmor Theatre

$1·         Dillon Theatre

$1·         ENG-G017

$1·         AC202

$1·         AC203

$1·         AC204

In addition, AC201 is booked from 08:30-22:00 from 15/04/14-23/04/14 and from 25/04/14-14/05/14


Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May

We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.  

Examination Advice for Students – Mobile Phones Not Permitted in the Exam Hall

Be aware of Examination Regulations and review them before your exams.

Mobile phones will be confiscated for the duration of the exam and a fine of €20 will apply in each case. A breach of exam regulations will apply. The possible penalties are as follows:

(a) Letter of reprimand
(b) 5% reduction of marks for the relevant module
(c) 10% reduction of marks for the relevant module
(d) Zero mark for the relevant module
(e) Zero mark for the relevant module with a cap on the mark for the repeat (if a repeat sitting is allowed by the Marks and Standards for the programme) of a pass mark for the relevant programme.

View a short Examination Advice video


Autumn Exams

Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive). 

Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May

Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.

Win Sea Sessions Tickets

We have another chance for you to win a pair of Sea Sessions tickets on our Facebook page just comment on our post letting us know what dare you would do to get your hands on the tickets – you have until the 23rd of April!


Exam De-stress Programme

You can book a de-stressing treatment, including massage, acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy – 30 minute treatment is €10. Email destressbooking@nuigalway.ieto book. The Chaplaincy are offering their famous ‘Breakfast-in-a-bag’ at pre-exam mass, each morning during exams. Or book a Soccer De-stress 5-aside game.  All details can be foundhere.


Check the Register

Are you registered to vote in the European & Local elections on 23rd May 2014? If you are entitled to vote but don’t appear on the register the closing date for inclusion on the Supplemental Register of Electors is the 6th of May. The Postal and Special Supplement closing date is the 26th April. Application forms are available here.


New TV Show seeks participants

Want to learn how to eat more healthily, deliciously and nutritiously – all on your own, to care for your home – like a boss, to take pride in yourself – inside and out? New RTÉ series Domestic Divas want to help you with the least amount of fuss possible i.e. you don’t have to give up Twitter! For more info go towww.domesticdivas.ieand apply to be on the show by emailinginfo@domesticdivas.ieDeadline Friday 25th April.


Grinds Register

If you are interested in giving or getting Grinds visit our Grinds Register for all the information you need


Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or selling


Need Help?

With Maths: SUMS

With Computer Programming: Computer Disc

With Writing: Academic Writing Centre.

With Legal Issues: FLAC

These services are all FREE!

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

Artice by
Joanna Brophy