SU Weekly Email 19 – 29th January 2015

SU Weekly Email 19 – 29th January 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Volunteers URGENTLY needed for 2 hours for SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 7th February

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.

Financial Aid Fund 2015 Applications Close TOMORROW

Applications for the Financial Aid Fund in semester two will close tomorrow 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

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Deadlines

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Monday 2nd February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Friday 20th 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.

SHAG Week Hypnotist Tickets On Sale NOW

Michael McCoy Comedy Hypnotist will be back at NUI Galway on Monday 9th February at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre with his SeX -Rated Show for SHAG Week. 
Tickets are just €5 and are on sale now from the Students’ Union Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)
Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week runs from Monday 9th February to Friday 13th February – keeping sex safe, sexy and fun.

Troubled by Procrastination?

There will be workshops regarding exam performance and procrastination to help you get back on track for the summer exams. Workshops include the following:

-Procrastination and exam performance Tuesday Feb 11th

-Mind Mapping (a study technique clinically proven to improve concentration and grades) Wednesday Feb 12th

-Procrastination and exam performance Thursday Feb 13th

All workshops will commence at approx. 6:30pm and will be held in AMB-GO43 Seminar room in the Arts Millennium building.

All workshops are free but places are limited. Any queries please contact Phelim your VP Education Officer at

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/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan to get you ready on our website.

Sin Issue 8

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso TicketsOn Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU(Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

How to Access your Exam Results via Blackboard

NUI Galway Marriage Equality Taskforce

NUI Galway’s Marriage Equality Taskforce is launching their first campaign ‘I’m voting YES because’  11am-3pm Wednesday 4th February In Smokey’s Café. This will be creating awareness for the upcoming referendum. It is important that we make Grá the law #MakeGráTheLaw – to get involved email Rebecca on

Elections #NUIGSU15

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 19th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 25th February. Election Day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 26th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

SU Council Chair Election – will take place on Monday 2nd March at the last SU Council Meeting of the year.

Corrib Live Charity Concert with Rofi James

Corrib Live is a charity concert in aid of Voices for Down Syndrome Galway and COPE Galway Waterside House. It takes place on Friday Feb 13th in the Commercial Boat Club, Woodquay and tickets are only €5. Doors from 7.30pm till late. Award winning Galway act Rofi James and Co Clare band The Conectors headline, with more to be announced. Also with buskers, finger food and DJ’s. All proceeds to charity, tickets available from Students’ Union NUI Galway and the ticket desk in OMG Shop Street, or by contacting More info on

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 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/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Pass on your computer skills! Can you type and search the internet?

Then that’s all you need to know! Volunteers are sought to sit beside and encourage members of the community that visit campus to learn computer skills. Volunteers don’t need to know everything about computers but be a helpful aid as the instructor of the class runs the training. All volunteers are eligible for the Presidential Award for Volunteering.

To volunteer email Click and Connect coordinator Pat:

Times: Monday 10-12 and 1-3; Tuesday 11-1 and 2-4; Wednesday 2-4; Thursday 12-2


Smarter Travel Student Media Competition

Do you have something positive to say about walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing?

  • Video and poster categories, with fantastic prizes
  • Enter as a team or an individual
  • You don’t need broadcast quality equipment to enter!

For more info see

Attention Students with Diabetes

Collect your FREE Contour Next USB glucometer from the Student Health Unit while stocks last.

Applications are now open for the NUI Galway Sports Scholarships for 2015/16 Academic Year
The NUI Galway Elite Sports Scholarship Closing Date is 31st July and this is open to current and new NUIG students including Postgrads, 
The NUI Galway Performance Points Sports Scholarship Closing date is 31st March. This is open to new full time undergrad NUIG students coming via the CAO only.

Suas Global Issues Course now Enrolling

The Suas Global Issues course gives students an introduction to development issues, such as Education, Health, Trade,Environment, Debt and Taking Action through interactive discussion. The course runs for 7 weeks starting on Tues 3rd February and finishing on Tues 31st March, from 6:30 – 8:30pm, one evening per week, on Tuesday. Spaces are limited to 35 students. No previous knowledge of development issues is needed to participate on this course. Each participant will receive a Suas Global Issues Course Certificate, a great addition to any CV. 

This course is subsidised by Irish AidEurope Aid and Concern Worldwide, the cost per student is only €25.​ Apply Here Now.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • Scholarship for female Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field.
  • Deadline for applications: February 2, 2015
  • Recipients will receive a €7,000 Scholarship and have the opportunity to attend a networking retreat in summer 2015.
  • This video and these Application Tips and Tricks may help you with your application
  • Questions? email:

Academic Writing Centre FREE Workshop

The AWC will hold a workshop for speakers of Irish and English. The workshop will address writing challenges in English and Irish and will help students make use of bilingualism to improve their writing. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 3 February at 5pm at the James Hardiman Library. Further Information.

European Commission Free Media Workshop for Students

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, supported by European Movement Ireland, is organising a free media workshop in Dublin for third-level students 10.30am-2.30pm on Thursday, 19 February 2015.  The workshop will offer students an opportunity to meet with journalists, communications professionals and EU affairs experts – including Christine Bohan (the, Neale Richmond (European Movement Ireland) and Margaret E. Ward (financial journalist) – and get a crash course on the EU and writing about Europe.

The European Commission Award for Student Journalism at the National Student Media Awards this year asks students to submit a 750-word article entitled “The EU in my County” and students who attend the workshop will leave with the knowledge and confidence to research EU matters both for this project and into the future. The workshop will take place in the Department of the Taoiseach and lunch will be provided free of charge.

Students must register in advance to attend.  Register Here.

Please Support NUI Galway’s Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Campaign 2015

All funds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society, Cancer Care West, Galway Hospice and NBCRI. Please like and share the campaign Facebook Page

Timetable of Events:

  • 7pm-9pm Monday 16th February Free choral concert in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your tickets here.
  • 10am-1pm Tuesday 17th February Coffee morning and poster presentation on the work being done at NUI Galway to fight cancer
  • 2pm-5pm Tuesday 17th February NUI Galway Shave or Dye in the Bailey Allen Hall with Today FM, Fat Tony’s and Zenith Hairdressing. Register now to Shave or Dye by emailing or filling out and returning the registration form here. 
  • 7pm-9pm Tuesday 17th February Public Lecture Night, Panel Discussion and Reception in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your FREE ticket here. 

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the events you can sign up HERE

For more information please contact

NUIG Postgrad Open Day Weds 4th Feb

If you’re thinking about doing a postgraduate course, then don’t miss the upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 4 February, 12–4pm, Bailey Allen Hall. There’ll be over 80 stands exhibiting, employment and careers talks will take place, and there’ll be a free CV Clinic. Pre-register for the event 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

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.

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Joanna Brophy