SU Weekly Email 19th Sept 2019

SU Weekly Email 19th Sept 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Comedy Hypnotist €5 this Monday

Tickets are selling fast for our Comedy Hypnotist gig at 8pm this Monday 23rd of September. Get yours HERE.

The winner of the pair of tickets last week was Harper Glazer  – congratulations you can collect your prize in the SU Office!

Join the Gobal Climate Strike Tomorrow

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be marching in support of the Global Climate Strike TOMORROW Friday the 20th of September. We will be meeting outside Áras na Mac Léinn/Sult at 12:30pm and heading to Eyre Square to then march to Spanish Arch at 1pm. Join us! The University has also invited students and staff to meet at 11am tomorrow outside the Quad where the University Green Flag will be lowered to half-mast as a symbolic gesture by the University Community to demonstrate our solidarity to our school students.

Vote on Thurs 26th Sept

We are holding elections this Thursday 10am-5pm in Smokey’s Café to elect an SU Postgraduate Taught Officer and an SU Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. Please bring your Student ID with you to vote. More info.

Volunteering Fair – 11am-4pm TODAY – Bailey Allen Hall

Come along and meet charities and non-profit projects that you can volunteer with for once off events or an hour a week. Environment, children and youth, elderly, disability, education, health, international – all for you to browse and chat!

Break The Barriers on the 3rd of Oct

On Thursday 3rd of October we want you to join us in Dublin as part of the National Demonstration to #BreakTheBarriers to Education. We will be calling for:

  • Affordable Accommodation
  • Publicly Funded Education
  • An increase in SUSI grants
  • Reform of BTEA
  • Affordable Transport

Return bus tickets €2 will be on sale soon. Buses leave Galway 10am and leave Dublin 4pm. NUIG Student ID required. Contact for more info

Want a free breakfast?

You can get FREE Porridge* every morning at Sult NUI Galway when you buy a hot drink and use your SU Card! (*While stocks last)

Register now for Global Goals Jam

The Global Goals Jam takes place on campus this weekend Fri 20th – Sun 22nd Sept. Students and staff that sign up are divided into teams, all teams work together, using a tailored toolkit, to create interventions aimed at addressing a challenge relevant to the campus: e.g. challenge related to energy, waste, transport, water  etc. Teams work to find real and meaningful solutions to address the challenge developed. This is a FREE event and lunch is provided. Register on-line HERE.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts this Tues!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm FULL
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm 3 Spaces Left
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm 1 Space Left
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm FULL

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

If you missed Clubs Day or Societies Day DON’T PANIC!

You can still join all the clubs and societies you want by logging on and registering here

ALIVE Welcome Workshops – Repeated all week at 5pm – 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Sept – ALIVE Áras na Mac Léinn

How do I get started volunteering? What is ALIVE? How do I earn the Certificate? Come along and learn about community volunteering! Pick one session and feel welcome to ask questions!

Learn To Swim

“Learn to Swim” is an 8 week program aimed at complete beginner swimmers or those looking to improve their strokes. It runs every Wednesday starting 25th of Sept. There are 2 groups, one at 7.30pm and one at 8.15pm and you will be assigned to one based on your abilities. Being able to swim is something people take for granted but it really is an important life skill. It’s €55 for 8 lessons, which works out much cheaper than any other lessons. For more info contact or

Gaisce, the President of Ireland Medal Info Evening – 6pm Tues 24th Sept – ALIVE Áras na Mac Léinn

Earn your Bronze, Silver, or Gold from the President of Ireland! Come along and meet some already on the journey towards this national medal for volunteering and personal development.

Volunteer with Flirt FM

Flirt FM are looking for volunteers to cover Irish Language, Current Affairs, Arts, Sport, Student Issues, Entertainment, Irish Music, Specialist Music and more. The full-time schedule kicks off on the 14th of October so to get involved come along to an induction session. Induction Sessions (duration: 60 min)
Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn 

  • Tues 24th Sept 18.00hrs
  • Mon 30th Sept 18.00hrs [last chance for this semester!]

There will be follow up training in sound desk and digital editing (with more specialised training later in the semester).

Life Skills Course Update

  • Sign Language – 4 Spaces
  • First Aid Responder Course – 2 Spaces
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Child Protection Training – 4 Spaces
  • Yoga – 3 spaces left Intermediate. Beginners FULL
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course –FULL
  • MMA for Self Defence

Pool Lifeguard Course

The Swimming Club are running a Water Safety Ireland Pool Lifeguard course at NUIG. It is a 10 week course starting next Monday 23rd September from 9.30pm -11pm. It will be run half in the pool and half theory, and will be assessed with an exam on the last week. Then you will get a certificate which allows you to work as a pool lifeguard in any pool in the world! Ideal for if you want to work in a camp on a J1. For more information contact

STAND Festival

The NUIG STAND Student Festival 2019 takes place across NUI Galway 23rd-27th of September. More info here.

Ever Wanted to Try Boxing?

Join Fierce As Female 10am-12.30pm Sat 28th of Sept in Salthill for their huge boxing class for women. There will be 200 women and 10 coaches from 4 clubs to help women give boxing a try. There will also be a free outdoor event on the beach afterwards and you get a swag bag. You don’t need any boxing experience and this event is for women of all fitness levels and ages.

Does a sports team reflect a strong community?

Join us 10am-4pm Fri 27th Sept at the Moore Institute NUIG to discuss sports, identities, culture and digital humanities as part of the Examine European Cultural Identity IRC funded research project. Enjoy the lecture given by Prof Alan Tomlinson and after lunch you are invited to join a gathering of researchers and practitioners from the arts, humanities, and sciences for an interactive workshop exploring identities, cultures, and crises through the lens of Sports and Media. The Event is FREE and Registration is OPEN here.


Over the last year young climate activists from across Ireland have held protests over a lack of government action on climate change. Tomorrow Friday 20th of September there will be a Global day of protest led by school strikers calling for urgent action on Climate Change. NUI Galway are calling on all staff and students to convene in College Park in front of the Quad at 11am Friday 20th September. We will drop the Green Flag to half-mast as a symbolic gesture by the University Community to demonstrate our solidarity to our school students.

Free Workshop: Feminism, Fertility and the Future

This one day FREE workshop takes place at NUI Galway on Thurs 3rd Oct and all are welcome to attend. More info and free tickets are available here.


On Wednesday 9th of October 2nd year zoology student Gary Moscarelli is holding a Silent Disco in aid of the world land trust in the Róisín Dubh. For every €90 we raise 1 acre of critically endangered rain forest can be saved from deforestation. Tickets are €5 and can be bought through Gary. Tickets on sale every Monday between 2pm-4pm in Smokey’s Café on the concourse. 100% of proceeds go to the World Land Trust.

The Beacon

The Beacon play will take place in the Town Hall Theatre Galway 20th -28th of September. Look out for exclusive dress rehearsal access and lighting production masterclasses for NUIG students through the Druid partnership.

Important Deadlines

  • Mon 23rd Sept: Module Registration Deadline
  • Mon 30th Sept: Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct: Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge

Registration Information Here

Cloakroom Open

The SU Cloakroom is back open every Thursday and Friday during term 9am-6pm. This service is FREE and is located next to the SU XL Shop near the Bialann.

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 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

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


Artice by
Joanna Brophy