SU Weekly Email 17 – 12th January 2017

SU Weekly Email 17 – 12th January 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

What Will You Do in 2017?
*Learn Sign Language
SU Sign Language 10 Week course starts 24th January
*Have the Best Summer Ever
SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Wednesday 25th January
*Raise Money For Charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 4th February for the RNLI & Threshold. Email to volunteer
*Run For Election
SU Election Nominations open Thursday 16th February
*Learn To Save Lives
SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST
*Climb A Mountain
SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb Saturday 18th February

Contact for more information

Financial Aid Fund Applications Open Monday

Semester 2 Financial Aid Online applications open on Monday 16th of January. The Fund is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies.  Applications close at 12:00noon on Monday 30th of January. For any queries please contact

Apply Online Here.


Upcoming Class Reps Meetings and SU Council

Mon 16th Jan 6pm – 8pm IT250 IT Building SU Council
Weds 18th Jan 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 19th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

For any queries about Class Reps please contact Cathal on


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.


Alcohol Consumption Bye-Laws

That sneaky bag of cans at the Sparch could end up costing you €100 or more. The new Galway Bye-laws on consumption of alcohol in public places means that the Gardaí can issue a €100 on the spot fine if they catch you drinking in the streets. This goes up to €200 if not paid within 21 days and if you don’t pay in 56 days you can end up in court facing a charge of €1,500. Don’t take the risk.


Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have Connacht Rugby NUIG student tickets on sale for the following matches:

  • 13:00 Sat 14th Jan Champions Cup Connacht vs Zebre €20
  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Zebre €15

Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)


Postgrad Officer By Election Nominations are Open

A by-election will be held in January 2017 to fill the vacant position of SU Postgraduate Officer.

  • Nominations are open and nomination forms are available from the SU Office and HERE.
  • Nominations close 5pm Wednesday 18th of January 2017. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.
  • Election Day 11am-3pm Thursday 26th of January 2017. Please note only registered Postgrad students may vote in this election but all registered students can run for the position.

For more information in relation to the position please contact Jimmy McGovern at


Read Sin Issue 7 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email


Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore


Change to SU Engineering Desk Hours on Fridays

Please note the SU Engineering Desk will now be open Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm during term time.


Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2017 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017 in Áras na Mac Léinn.
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!


FREE Student Support Courses and Groups starting soon!

  1. Mindfulness Based Living Course Starting Wednesday January 25th  for 6 weeks 5.30pm-7pm or 7pm-8.30pm. Venue: Old Moore Institute 203, Arts/Science building.
  2. Positive Mind-set & Resilience Group Starting Tuesday January 24th, 5pm-6:30pm for 4 weeks. Venue: Psychology Building 1st floor, Group-room 1064.
  3. PhD Support Group Starting Tuesday January 31st, 6:30 – 8:00pm for 6 weeks. Venue: AM 205, 1st floor Arts Millennium building

More information and booking:


Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include

  • EY Event Briefing (Internships)
  • Employer Presentation – ER & M
  • Careers with an Arts Degree
  • CV Skills Workshop for IT/ Employer in Residence – Fidelity Investments
  • Teaching Fair
  • CV & Interview Skills Workshop/ Employer in Residence – Medtronic
  • TEFL Information Session
  • CV Drop in for Arts

For more information and to register visit


Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 4th Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 4th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for The RNLI and Threshold. Please email if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm.


NUIG Ultimate Team (N.U.T) Futsal Event

Register for Futsal on Tuesday, 17th of January, from 12.45- 14.00 in the Kingfisher online at

Teams will be mixed and all levels of ability are welcome. You don’t need to have a team for this event. Students can register with a team or on their own.

For more information contact


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 24th Jan – Tues 28th March
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 24th Jan – Tues 28th March

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 25th Jan – Weds 29th March ONE SPACE LEFT
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 26th Jan – Thurs 30th March


SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 50 Spaces Available! 
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 18th of February 2017 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: The RNLI &Threshold Ireland
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.

ASIST Course Now Enrolling – 4 Spaces Left

We are now enrolling students on our next Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Course (ASIST) which will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th of February. The course is free but you need to pay a €10 refundable deposit to book your space. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office now. Please note there are only 20 spaces available on the course which always books up fast. More Information.


Head to Croatia with NUIG Sailing Club

NUIG Sailing Club has teamed up with YachtFest to bring the students of NUIG the ultimate after exam party of 2017. On June 3rd, Jet off to the sunny Croatia with your fellow students for a sun, sail, party holiday of a lifetime. The trip is one week long and we will visit 6 of the most beautiful islands off Croatia for a wide range of activities including paddle boarding, scuba diving, sight-seeing and swimming in the warm blue waters of Croatia. You will dine and lodge on your very own luxury 50 foot yacht with 7 of your best NUIG mates and it promised to make some amazing memories. For more information, please see the NUIG Sailing Club Facebook page here:  or email us at


Yoga €40 for 8 Week Course

Registration is now open for our next 8 week yoga course which starts in January.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 19th Jan-Thurs 9th March 2017 COURSE FULL
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 19th Jan-Thurs 9th March 2017

Cost: €40 Pay in the SU Office or by Credit Card on 091 524810


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.


Campus Multimedia Awards 2017 Applications Now Open: Win an Action Camera!

Do you love getting out on your bike, taking shortcuts on foot, or people watching on public transport? Have you got a camera, a pen, a mic or a good idea? Then tell us about it!

Application deadline 24th of February

More information.


The Lamp literary journey is looking for submissions for its 2017 Issue

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 January 31st 2017


Contest: My Thesis in 180 Seconds in French

If you are a PhD student and you speak French, join us on the 23rd March for a very special competition that will take place in Dublin, within the frame of the Month of La Francophonie 2017. Application deadline Thursday 2nd March.


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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy