SU Weekly Email 18 – 24th January 2019

SU Weekly Email 18 – 24th January 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


David O’Doherty Last 100 Tickets!

The last 100 tickets for our €5 charity David O’Doherty comedy gig are on sale from the SU Office 10am-5pm today and from the SU Engineering Desk 11am-3pm or phone 091 493 570 for credit/debit card purchases. The gig is 8pm this Monday 28th of January in the O’Flaherty Theatre. All funds raised go to COPE Galway and Galway Rape Crisis Centre.


Volunteers URGENTLY Needed

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


Mental Health Week

Mon 28th Jan

  • 12pm Financial Aid Fund Applications Close
  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday at Smokey’s Café & the Engineering Building
  • 5pm-6.30pm Free Introduction to Mindfulness course in MY336 Áras Moyola.
  • 6.30pm-8pm Free Introduction to Mindfulness course in MY336 Áras Moyola.
  • 8pm David O’Doherty Comedy Gig in O’Flaherty Theatre. €5 Tickets on sale in SU. All proceeds go to the SU Charities.

Tues 29th Jan

  • 8.10am-8.50am Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 11am-5pm Vintage Clothes Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 1pm-2pm Just Read – Social Reading Space in Group Study Room 1, 1st Floor of Library

Weds 30th Jan

  • 8am Lotus Society Swim Rise at Blackrock in Salthill
  • 1pm-2pm Celebrating Wellness: Recognising students & staff who are championing Mental Health and launch of Directory of Support Services in G010 Library Seminar Room
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201
  • 6.30pm-8.30pm University of Sanctuary Panel Discussion in AC202
  • 7.30pm Jamnesty Rave 4 Brave in The Loft, Seven Bar Galway. Tickets €5 from Socs Box.

Thurs 31st Jan

  • 11am-4pm ALIVE Volunteering Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 4pm-5pm Counselling Workshop on Stress & Anxiety in G067 in the Psychology Building
  • 7pm-9pm Comedy Sketch Night in AC215

Sat 2nd Feb

All week:

  • FREE Condoms and TOMPAX available all week from the SU & SU Engineering Desk
  • Positive Pebbles around Campus
  • Lecture Addresses sharing information about the Counselling Service

More information from


Become a 2019/20 CÉIM peer learning leader
Meet weekly with 1st year students and support them to transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and develop networks. Open to current 1st and/or 2nd year students in specific disciplines. Benefits: develop your skills, boost your CV, meet new people, receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and fulfil criteria to obtain the NUI Galway President’s Award and Employability Award. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 11 February. Find out more and apply:


Vintage Clothes Sale on Tues

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


Know Someone Who Should Run for the #NUIGSU19 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 Feb for the three full-time paid Officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare & Equality Officer.


Financial Aid Fund Applications Close on Monday

The Financial Aid Fund comprises of : (A) The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) which 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. Students can apply for funding for living expenses (excluding loans and fees). (b) Application for payment of fees in instalments, removal of late fee penalties or fee reduction (only granted in certain circumstances). The Financial Aid Fund is now open for Semester 2, 2018/19. Students following a full-time or part-time course of at least one year’s duration leading to an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification can apply to the fund. Students are only eligible to apply once in the academic year for living expenses to the Financial Aid Fund. The University’s decision on your application is final. Applications close 12pm Monday 28th of January.



Vote to Elect a Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile on Tuesday

Polling will take place 10am-9pm on Tuesday 29th of January on the Concourse to elect a postgrad student to Údarás na hOllscoile, the University’s governing authority which is responsible for managing and controlling all of the affairs of the University. Only postgrads can vote in this election – bring NUIG ID.

The candidates running are:

  • Mitchell, Michelle
  • O’Connor, Dómhnall


Neil Delamere

€5 Tickets for comedian Neil Delamere on Monday 18th of February are on sale now from the SU Office and SU Engineering Desk.


SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2019

Sat 9th of Feb

Mon 11th of Feb

  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Mondays at Smokey’s Café
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tues 12th of Feb

  • 8.10am-8.50am Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The Space. €10 Register in advance in SU
  • 6pm-9pm NUIG Premiere Screening of “The Meeting” in D’Arcy Thompson Theatre. Free ticketed event. Register on EventBrite for tickets.
  • 9pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult. FREE Event in the Corrib Room.

Weds 13th of Feb

  • 11am-3pm COPE Galway Violence in Relationships Information Table at Smokey’s Café
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201

Thurs 14th of Feb

  • 10am Valentine’s Day Chocolates and Roses – FREE while stocks last from the SU!
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.
  • 8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness! FREE event in the main bar at Sult.

All Week:

  • Free Condoms from the SU and SU Engineering Desk

More information from/ Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó


Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Thurs 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm MY124 Classroom 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Mon 28th Jan 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 28th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Tues 29th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

For more information contact:


ALIVE Volunteering Fair

The ALIVE Volunteering Fair takes places 11am-4pm Thursday 31st of January in the Bailey Allen Hall. Come along, meet community NGO’s and become a volunteer instantly!


Mental Health Monday’s are Back!

Mental Health Monday’s will run 1pm-3pm each Monday. Call to our table a Smokey’s Café for chats and freebies. For more information contact


Just Read! *Change of Venue

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 Group Study Room 1 on the First Floor of the Library 1pm-2pm every Tuesday. More info from


Thesis Boot Camp, March 2019 – Applications Close Monday 28th January

  • Are you a PhD student struggling with the writing-up battle?
  • Do you put off writing tasks until ‘tomorrow’?
  • Are you finding it tough ‘going it alone’?

We have just what you need – Thesis Boot Camp!

Sign up here.


Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Discount Tickets

Use the following discount codes online to get the reduced NUI Galway student rate for these Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 5pm Saturday 16th February Connacht vs Cheetahs CODE: NUIG-Che-1819
  • 2.45pm Saturday 2nd March Connacht vs Ospreys CODE: NUIG-Osp-1819

Limited to 50 tickets per match for the Bohermore Terrace only. NUI Galway Student ID required.


Need Help With Maths?

SUMS Reopens on Monday. SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to 1st and 2nd year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.


Introduction to Mindfulness,

Free course Monday 28th of January in MY336 Seminar Room 4 Áras Moyola. Choice of times: 5pm – 6:30pm or 6:30pm – 8pm.


NUIG Postgrad Open Day

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm Wednesday, 6th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. The event will also include short presentations covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. SUSI (Grants Authority) will also be in attendance, and will present at 1pm. This is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, and other student support services. You can pre-register to attend online now at: or just turn up and register on the day.


Hardiman PhD Scholarships Applications Close 15/02/19

Apply now for entry in 2019.


Free Screening “On Her Shoulders”

The United Nations and Irish Aid present: ‘On Her Shoulders’ 6pm Monday 4th February in the Pálaás. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and reception. Free tickets are available  here.


Psychology Research Study: The influence of support and control on the relationship between sense of self and trauma in first time mothers.

All first time mothers aged over 18 years of age whose baby is between 1 and 13 months are invited to take part in this study which hopes to develop our understanding of how the childbirth experience impacts on maternal sense of identity and postpartum trauma. The research has ethical approval from the NUIG Research Ethics Committee. Participation in the study involves completing a 25 minute online questionnaire:


Life Skills Update

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SU Free Cloakroom

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


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