SU Weekly Email 17 – 17th January 2019

SU Weekly Email 17 – 17th January 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair this Wednesday

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January  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! There will also be information talks during the day in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Full information on exhibitors and talks is available here.


Know Someone Who Should Run for the SU Elections?

Do you think your friend would make a great Students’ Union President or Vice-President? Or maybe you’d love to run for election yourself?

Recommend a Friend or Register Your Interest in Running HERE.

Nominations Open at 10am on Thurs 14th Febr for the three full-time paid Officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare & Equality Officer.


David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

€5 tickets for our charity David O’Doherty gig on Monday 28th of January are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk now. All proceeds go to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. €5 tickets are also on sale for Neil Delamere on Monday 18th of February.


Read Sin Issue 7 Here

If you want to get involved in the paper please contact Áine on


Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our annual charity collection day in Galway City on Saturday 2nd of February 2019.

Volunteers are needed for the following time slots: 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm. You will be holding a collection bucket and asking the public to donate what they can to the SU Nominated Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. Email to volunteer


Vintage Clothes Sale

We have the Vintage and Sportswear clothes sale back 11am-4pm on Tuesday 29th of January in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Life Skills Update

  • Cardiac First Responder 6 Spaces Left
  • First Aid Responder 4 Spaces Left
  • ASIST Course 15 Spaces Available Book Online Now
  • Sign Language FULLY BOOKED
  • Disclosure Training FULLY BOOKED


Free Weekly Mindfulness Classes

Every week during term there are FREE Mindfulness classes at NUI Galway. Feel free to drop in – all are welcome.

  • 8.10am-8.50am Tuesdays Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201


Just Read!

Do you need anything more than a good book? The key to happiness is finding a good book and reading it. Join the SU Education Officer for books and more in Room TB303 in Tower Block 2 on the Concourse 1pm-2pm every Tuesday.

More information from


SHAG Week Events

As part of our SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week events this year we have two very special free events taking place.

  • On Saturday 9th of February we will host the powerful “Not Consent” Exhibition.
  • On Tuesday 12th of February at 6pm we will host the NUIG Premier of the movie “The Meeting”. Tickets are free but limited – apply online now.

For more information or to get involved contact


SU Free Cloakroom

The SU Free Cloakroom is open 9am-6pm Thursdays and Fridays during term. It’s located near the SU XL Shop.


Learn To Swim

The Swimming Club are running a 10 week Learn To Swim Course for just €60. The course is suitable for beginners and novices and will be starting Wednesday 23rd of January with two time slots 7.30pm and 8.15pm. Registration will take place 10am-3pm Wednesday 23rd of January at Clubs Day in the Kingfisher. Limited places. Contact for more information.


Need Help with Programming/Software Development?

ComputerDISC Reopens this Monday 21st of January providing a free Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming/software development courses.


USI Elections 2019

Nominations for the annual Union of Students in Ireland (USI) elections will open on Monday 21st January, 2019 and must be submitted prior to 5pm on Tuesday 26th February, 2019. This election will take place at USI Congress 2019 and will determine the Union of Students in Ireland Officer Board for the academic year 2019/2020. USI is the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the island of Ireland.


Coming Up this Month

  • Societies Day 10am-5pm Tuesday 22nd January in the Bailey Allen Hall. Meet 125 student societies.
  • Clubs Day 10am-3pm Wednesday 23rd January in the Sports Centre. Meet 50 student sports clubs.
  • Volunteering Fair 11am-4pm Thursday 31st January in the Bailey Allen Hall. Meet community NGOs and become a volunteer instantly.


Looking for Part Time Work?

Sign up for job alerts for free on Careers Connect Here


NUIG Free STI Clinic Back 22nd Jan

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.


Apply now for the Galway stage of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur

Investment fund of €50,000 available. Deadline for entries Friday 15th March.


Participants Needed for Study

Final year psychology student looking for participants for study on psychological factors that effect chronic pain. Involves completing a 15 min survey and participants must be 18 years old + undergrad/postgrad students at NUIG.

Complete Survey Here.


Galway Gardaí Divisional Youth Awards

Do you know a young person/group aged 13-12 whose dedication and undocumented good will has made a difference in their community, school or elsewhere? You can now nominate them for an individual or group award. Nominations close on Friday 25th of January and nomination forms are available from your local Garda station or here.


The Link Between Difficult Childhood Events and Adult Sleep Quality

All adults aged over 18 years of age are invited to take part in this study which hopes to develop our understanding of the factors that play a part in how people manage childhood stress and poor sleep in adulthood. The research has ethical approval from the NUIG Research Ethics Committee. Participation in the study involves completing a 25 minute online questionnaire.

Link to access the study is here.


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.

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


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Joanna Brophy