SU Weekly Email 17 – 11th January 2018

SU Weekly Email 17 – 11th January 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

David O’Doherty €5 Tickets on Sale Now

We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 22nd  of January 2018 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk now for just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! 


Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524 810 to register by credit card


Financial Aid Fund Applications Close 12noon Friday 19th January

Apply online here


Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Weds 24th Jan

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2018 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 24th January in Áras na Mac Léinn with talks 12pm-8pm. Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!


Exam Results

Semester 1 Exam PROVISIONAL Results will be published on Blackboard throughout January. Please check with your School/Discipline for exact release dates. These results will remain provisional until approved by the exam board. Exam Results FAQ


Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 3rd Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 3rd February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Domestic Violence Response & AMACH! Please email if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.


March with NUI Galway Students’ Union against Direct Provision

NUI Galway Students’ Union invites you to march with us against the Direct Provision system currently operating in Galway and around the country. At 1pm on Saturday 20th of January we will assemble at the Eglinton Direct Provision Centre in Salthill and march to the Great Western Direct Provision Centre off Eyre Square. For more information contact SU Equality Officer Clare on


SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 40 Spaces Available!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk.
Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.


Would you like to be a part of our Students for Choice Taskforce? Applications are now open

This Taskforce will feed into the national Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Students for Choice Taskforce, and will campaign on and off campus for a Repeal of the 8th amendment. It will comprise of 8-12 members and will also have a separate group of volunteers.

NUI Galway Students’ Union has a mandate to be Pro Choice following referenda held by the Student body in 2013, and again in 2014.

Applications will close at 5pm on Thursday 18th of January. Any questions, please email Megan on


Connacht Rugby Tickets On Sale Now

NUI Galway student tickets now on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk for the following Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 14:30 Sat 20th Jan vs Oyonnax €20
  • 19:35 Fri 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 19:35 Fri 16th Feb vs Zebre €15


Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 22nd Jan 6pm – 8pm AM250 O’Heocha Theatre Arts Millennium SU Council
Weds 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 25th Jan 6pm – 7pm MY124 Classroom 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

For more information contact Andrew on


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 524810 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)


Want to be on the Radio?

Flirt FM Galway’s only alternative and student radio station will be running free induction sessions for anyone interested in getting involved. Induction Sessions (duration: 60 min) will take place 6pm Monday 22nd of January and 7pm Monday 29th of January in the Large Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn.


ALIVE Welcome Workshops

All welcome along to the introduction to the ALIVE workshops. Includes: how to get started community volunteering in Galway; how to apply for the annual award from the President; and what to expect with volunteering. 5pm & 6pm Monday 22nd of January and repeated 5pm & 6pm Tuesday 23rd of January in the View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.


EIL Travel Scholarship for Community Engagement

ALIVE and the Mature Students Offices have teamed up to bring NUI Galway students a unique opportunity for a travel scholarship for summer 2018. Applicants should have extensive experience in volunteering and engaging with communities and be interested in learning from international community projects.


Want to Talk Science?

Applications are now open for the third annual Galway regional heat of the FameLab International “Talking Science” Competition which will take place in in An Taibhdhearc Theatre on Thursday the 1st of March. Competitors have three minutes to speak (without slides) to a general audience about any scientific topic. The top two contestants in the Galway heat will be invited to a weekend Science Communication Masterclass in Dublin on March 24th-25th, and will compete in the FameLab Ireland final on Thursday April 12th at the Science Gallery in Dublin. The winner will represent Ireland at the FameLab international finals at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
All members of the NUI Galway STEM community are invited to consider participating in the Galway heat and a training session will take place on Feb 7th, 6pm. The deadline for entering the competition is 16th of Feb.

Invitation to FREE Premiere Screening of Unrest

You are cordially invited to the free Galway premiere screening of the International award-winning film, Unrest, which will be taking place 5pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 16th January in the ILAS Auditorium, NUIG.  The film, which is about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is being screened as part of a worldwide awareness raising campaign, #TimeforUnrest. Refreshments will be offered before and after the screening.

Get your free ticket here


Help Develop the New EU Youth Strategy

If you are aged between 15-30 years old and are interested in getting involved in making a positive change in Ireland and Europe sign up before Mon 22nd Jan to attend this meeting of young people to contribute thoughts and ideas to the new EU Youth Strategy.

There will also be an opportunity to apply and become one of the Irish delegation to the next EU Youth Conference in Bulgaria 16 – 19 April 2018.


Repeal the 8th IADTSU Taskforce Exhibition Open Call 2018

Open call for an exhibition of art related to and in support of the current Repeal the 8th campaign. Applicants must be in attendance of a USI institute. Works will be chosen by a panel. Works can be in any medium, paint, film, mixed media, sculpture, photography, performance, installation, writing, etc.

Please email images of your work/video links to by 31st of January 2018, 5pm.


Student Multimedia Awards 2018

Are you interested in creating original, inspiring content encouraging students and staff to walk, cycle, use public transport or car share? Videos, posters, audio, installation or any other form of media are welcome. Closing date is 2nd March 2018


The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships

The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study at Notre Dame. Applications are due by Thursday, March 1, 2018


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 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm during term.

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

Artice by
Joanna Brophy