SU Weekly Email 18 – 18th January 2018

SU Weekly Email 18 – 18th January 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

David O’Doherty €5 This Monday!  

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! 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair This Wednesday!

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!

FREE Talks Schedule in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Wednesday 24th of January

1pm-2pm SAYIT J1 “SAYIT J1 USA 2018”

2pm-3pm Camp Leaders Ireland “Summer Camps in America for your J1 – everything you need to know with Camp Leaders”

3pm-4pm USIT Ireland “J1 Options: Camp USA, Soccer USA, J1 Classic”

4pm-5pm Partnership International “Find out about Global Internship Opportunities”

Disclosure Training Course now Enrolling

We are running our disclosure training course with Galway Rape Crisis Centre again 10am-1.30pm Tues 13th Feb. This half day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. The course costs €10 which goes to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and you can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810.

Financial Aid Fund Applications Close 12noon TOMORROW Friday 19th January

Apply online here

March with NUI Galway Students’ Union against Direct Provision this Saturday

At 1pm this 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

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


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.


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 close 5pm today


Sign up for Societies this Monday

You are invited to the Societies Spring Carnival 11am-5pm this Monday 22nd of January in Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be society stands, performances, free food and more. More information from


Clubs Day on Tuesday

You can sign up for any of the University Sports Clubs 12pm-4pm this Tuesday 23rd of January in the Sports Centre.


Election of Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile

Oifig an Rúnaí will be running the annual election of a postgraduate student to Údarás na hOllscoile. Údarás na hOllscoile, the University’s governing authority, is responsible for managing and controlling all of the affairs of the University. The deadline for nominations is 12pm on Friday, 26th January.  Should there be more than one nomination, an election will be conducted by ballot on Tuesday, 30th January in the Concourse from 10am to 9pm.


Vintage Clothes Fair Returns Tues 30th Jan

We will have another Vintage Clothes Fair 11am-5pm Tuesday 30th of January in Áras na Mac Léinn. There’ll be loads of 80s+90s Vintage Fashion with the best trend led Street and Sportswear, Big Brands, Reworked and Accessories.


Broke after the holidays? Fancy winning some Cash?

Fill in this survey for a chance to win ‘one for all vouchers’ & open return Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail tickets


Comediversity Gig Tonight

NUIG Comedy Society are holding their Comediversity gig at 7.30pm tonight in the Corrib Room at Sult. Tickets €5 students/€10 public. The comedy night features Ruth Hunter, Nathan Beatley, Margaret McHugh, Steven Sharpe, Dixie Normous, Mike Murphy, Aine Gallagher, Iback, Niall Horisk and Julie Jay. There’ll also be pizza and passes for 44/Electric.


Employability Skills Event 6pm Mon 22nd Jan “Your Personal Impact….” it matters

Effective communication skills are valued by employers and are key to a graduate’s success and performance in the workplace. By attending this free event you will increase your chances of being successful at work by developing an awareness of how your communication impacts others, and learn techniques on how to enhance this.  Open to all students 6pm-7pm Monday 22nd of January in the O’Donoghue Theatre. For students taking part in the NUI Galway Employability Award, this workshop counts towards the skills development element of the Award.


“Prevention is better than cure”, a quantitative study exploring undergraduate university students’ knowledge, perceived importance and self-efficacy of cancer prevention behaviours.

The proposed study aims to explore knowledge of cancer prevention behaviours among undergraduate students and to identify perceived importance of cancer prevention. The research also aims to determine if undergraduate students are engaging in cancer prevention behaviours.

Complete the survey here.


The Health & Wellbeing Programme

This is an online health and wellness competition exclusively for 3rd level students with attractive cash prizes to be won. Prizes: €10,000s €1,000s, €500s. €200s and €100s with at least 3 winners of €10,000.

Odds: Students will have a 1 in 30 chance of winning at least one of the above prizes.


Call for Submissions for The Lamp International Literary Journal

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 February 9, 2018!


Life Skills Courses Update

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


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.


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Joanna Brophy