SU Weekly Email 17 – 15th January 2015

SU Weekly Email 17 – 15th January 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

What will you do in 2015?

$1·         Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 28th January

$1·         Raise money for charity

SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 7th February for Console & BeLonG To

$1·         Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 19th February

$1·         Get Fit

SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 24th February 750m swim/5km run

$1·         Learn to save lives

SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST

$1·         Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 28th February

$1·         Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th & 17th February

Contact for more information


Student Email Access Problem – Use your Campus Account (Blackboard) password

Some students cannot access their student email account. Impacted students had two passwords – one password for their campus account (Blackboard) and a different password for their student email account. The change implemented on January 7th,   replaced a student’s email password with their Campus Account (Blackboard) password.

If you cannot access your student email account, please ensure you are using your Campus Account (Blackboard) password to log in to your student email account.

If you have forgotten your Campus Account password, you can reset your password using CASS –

Should you experience any further difficulties, please contact the Service Desk on 091 495777 Email

Volunteers needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 7th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Console and BeLonG To. Please email if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 7th of February.

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training Now!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office and collect your Sponsorship Card shortly. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan which starts on Monday 19th of January to get you ready on our website.

Sin Issue 7 Out Now!

Read it online here.

Mature Students Clinic

There will be a drop in clinic for Mature Students 2pm-4pm every Wednesday from 21st of January onwards in the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell on

Volunteer this year!

Students that volunteer can earn the NUI Galway President’s Award for Volunteering, the ALIVE Certificate.  There are a wide range of new opportunities weekly in Galway, explore the options here: To volunteer right here on campus to develop our academic community, students are invited to join the first ever NUI Galway Undergraduate Research Conference organising committee, volunteer here:

Increase in Thefts of Bikes from NUI Galway

The Gardai have been in touch with us regarding the increase in bike thefts from NUI Galway. They warned that students using inferior, cheap locks are leaving themselves open to theft. If you are leaving your bike overnight or over the weekend please use the Bike Compound near the Bank of Ireland. This compound is purpose built, accessible only with your ID card and near the University Security office. Please invest in a good lock for your bike and take a note of the serial number on your bike so that you can report this to the guards in the event that it is stolen.

Class Reps Meeting Update

Mon 19th Jan

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 20th Jan

6pm – 7pm


Arts Concourse

Arts Council

Weds 21st Jan


Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Weds 21st Jan

6pm – 7pm

ENG2001 Lecture Room 1

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 22nd Jan

6pm – 7pm


Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council


Financial Aid Fund 2015 Applications now open

Applications for the Financial Aid Fund in semester two will close on Friday the 30th of January. Please note this is only for students who have not applied or been assessed in the first semester. More Information.

If you have any queries about the Financial Aid Fund please contact


Connacht Rugby Student Tickets

  • Connacht vs Exeter Chiefs 3.15pm Sunday 18th January €15 on sale in the SU and from the Engineering Desk


Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Now Open

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office (10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm) or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.


Any Questions? Just Ask?

The Library staff are always happy to answer any questions you might have about finding information for your assignments or study, or about using the library’s services.  To make it even easier for you to get help, they will be out in the library foyer (by the easy seating to the left of the Library & IT Service Desk) from 11 to 11.30 every day next week (January 19th-23rd).  Drop along with any questions and they’ll be delighted to help.  More information at:



The Gift of Healthy Feet: Shoe Drive for the Homeless Deadline Tomorrow

Podiatry students and staff at NUI Galway are going to provide podiatry services and new shoes and socks to homeless people in Galway this winter.  This is part of an EXPLORE project in association with COPE Galway and Galway Simon Community. Please help by donating any style of new or unworn men’s shoes and new socks. Donation deadline this Friday 16th January 2015. On-campus donations are welcome at the Students’ Union in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information, see or email

In this month’s NUI Galway Student Health 101

Small steps to big fitness: A little goes a long way

Sexual assault on campus: Real-world stories and how you can provide support

Smartphones, love them or hate them? What’s your relationship with devices? Please share in this week’s poll.

Find out more – and enter the January draw for €750 – in NUI Galway Student Health 101:

Online Marketing In Galway Digital Summit – Register Now

Thursday 29th January, Registration at 18:30 sharp. Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.

Book Now –  Limited Early Bird seats available €7.50.

Full Panel list is as Follows. 

  • Lucy Campbell – Marketing Director- RTE TV and Digital
  • Aidan Coughlan – Head of Digital – Newstalk
  • Hugh Linehan – Digital Development Editor – The Irish Times
  • Emer Lawn – Director- Mediaworks
  • Brian Harte – Head of Customer Engagement & eMarketing Tourism Ireland
  • Stephen O’Leary – Media Analyst – Olytico

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 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