SU Weekly Email 2 – 8th September 2016

SU Weekly Email 2 – 8th September 2016

Weekly Email


Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Comedy Hypnotist 8pm This Monday 12th September €5

Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy at 8pm on Monday 12th September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).Warning: This show is not for the easily offended – get your tickets quick as this is always a sell-out event

Lockers – Just 537 Left on Sale

You need to register online first at and you can either pay online and collect your key at your leisure OR your locker will be reserved for a 3 day period during which you can call up to the SU to collect your key and pay for same. PLEASE NOTE: after the 3 days your reservation expires if you don’t call in to pay.

Please note that keys for lockers in Áras Moyola and the Engineering Building can only be collected at the SU Engineering Desk in the Engineering Building foyer Monday – Friday 11am-3pm. The Engineering Building desk only takes card payment – no cash.


FREE Outdoor Cinema this Tuesday!

8pm SU FREE Outdoor Cinema outside the Engineering Building. Join us to watch the Lion King on the big screen. FREE popcorn for the first 100 people. No booze. Bring something to sit on!


Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.


SU Freshers’ Fair this Wednesday 14th September

11am-4pm SU Freshers’ Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn. FREE Stuff, SU Diaries, Flirt FM Wall Planners, Inflatables, Food Stalls and more FREE Stuff!


NUIG Free STI Clinic opens on Tuesday

There will be a free STI Clinic operating from the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm. The clinic is by appointment only on a first come, first served basis.


Connacht vs Ospreys Tickets €15

We have just 25 Connacht vs Ospreys NUIG Student Tickets for €15 (Bohermore Terrace) left on sale in the SU Office. Kick-off is 19:35 this Saturday 10th September. NUI Galway student ID Required.


Financial Aid Fund opens 12th September

The Financial Aid Fund 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. 

Semester 1 Financial Aid Fund Online Applications open on Monday 12th of September and close at 12 noon on Friday 30th September. More information.


DARE TO WEAR Wednesday!

From top hats and tails to wedding dresses and veils, from debs guna’s and suits, to your fanciest outfits and boots!

On Wednesday 21st September we are asking you to DARE TO WEAR to help raise money for the Irish Cancer Society. This will be part of the nationwide Today FM campaign “Wear Your Wedding Dress Wednesday” so come in your finery to the Quad at 11am on Wednesday 21st September. All are welcome to wear whatever fancy dress/pants/suit/onesie/whatever you have.  Dress to impress people! To get involved email  Register at


Connacht vs Ospreys Ticket Winners

The winner of two tickets for the match in our weekly email competition is: Claire Devoy

The winner of two tickets for the match in our Facebook competition is: Tina Ní Cholaim

Please collect your tickets in the SU Office before 5pm this Friday.


Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga – Beginners FULL
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • ERASMUS & Complete Beginners Irish Classes (sign up at Socs Box)
  • Occupational First Aid Course


Attention: 1st years studying BA in Geography, BA in Law & Engineering

CÉIM is a free support service run by the Students’ Union to help you get a head start this year. Find out how to sign up here.


NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ 2016

Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!

Monday 12th September

8pm SU Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 on sale in the SU and SU Engineering Desk NOW!

Tuesday 13th September

11am-3pm Volunteering Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn

8pm SU FREE Outdoor Cinema outside the Engineering Building. Join us to watch the Lion King on the big screen. FREE popcorn for the first 100 people. No booze. Bring something to sit on!

Wednesday 14th September

11am-4pm SU Freshers’ Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn. FREE Stuff, SU Diaries, Flirt FM Wall Planners, Inflatables, Food Stalls and more FREE Stuff!

Thursday 15th September

4pm-5pm ALIVE Welcome Hour in the View with FREE Food! Find out about volunteering at NUI Galway.

Friday 16th September

Galway Culture Night FREE events across Galway


March For Choice Saturday 24th September

Join us as we March For Choice in Dublin on Saturday 24th of September. To get involved please contact Jimmy on


Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Cathal at Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.


Student Leap Cards now just €10

The shiny new Student Leap Cards are available now from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. All you need to do is bring yourself, your new college ID, €10 and a smile for the photo we will take of you. These are valid until the 31st of December 2017.


USI National Protest

Join us in Dublin on Wednesday 19th October to march for publicly funded education. For more information contact


Interested in making a difference? Want to get involved in something fun? Want to be part of something bigger?

Volunteer with your Students’ Union to get involved in lots of fun activities this year. E-mail your Welfare Officer Daniel:


ALIVE Volunteering Fair!

Over 80 NGOs, Charities, Causes and Programmes – come see what the civic world has to offer! Careers, volunteering, and learning opportunities with schools, hospitals, environment, elderly, children, artistic and disability themes. Tuesday 13th September, 11am-3pm Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn


Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Employer presentations from Cisco & Deloitte
  • First Year Drop in
  • Your Degree in Arts – What Next?
  • Your degree in Science – What Next?
  • Your Degree in Business – What Next?

For more information and to register visit


20 Week Chinese Course at NUI Galway

20 week evening course, An Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture, commences in NUI Galway on Wednesday 21st September 2016.  Classes will run one night a week from 7pm to 9pm.  The fee is €120.00 for students. The course is designed for people with no Chinese language basics but who have a strong interest in China or who travel or do business in China.

Further details here  or contact Suzanne Gilsenan,, 091 494037


Become a Digital Champion

Becoming a Digital Champion is a brilliant way of improving your digital skills, earning the ALIVE certificate, gaining “digital badges” to put on your CV, getting involved in activities on campus throughout the year, and meeting lots of new people! Now in its second year, we are recruiting enthusiastic students (that means you!), who would like to get involved. You don’t have to be tech savvy, but you do have to be interested in improving your own digital skills along with those of your fellow students. or email


Red Bird Youth Collective is the youth education programme for Galway Arts Centre, eligible for anyone between 16 – 24 in the Galway region.

They are currently recruiting new member for their 2016/17 programme, which will include dance and performance workshops and an architecture project. Workshops will be held in the Galway Arts Centre every Sunday for FREE, fully supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.


Blackboard new app called Bb Student for NUI Galway Students

This app is to replace the old app Blackboard Learn. Some of the improvements are:

  • Notifications when you launch the app
  • Sleeker and Faster than the old app
  • View, complete, and submit assignments and tests
  • Check Grades

The app is now available free on iOS, Windows Phone and Android.


Intel Ireland’s “Women in Technology” scholarship awards now taking applications

  • Scholarships are open to female school leavers entering specified undergraduate honours degree courses in science, technology and engineering and up to €3000 for each student per annum.
  • Scholars will complete intern placements or summer internships at an Intel campus
  • The scholarship program is supported by Intel in Leixlip, Shannon and Cork and successful scholars are linked to an Intel campus based on their course selection and geographical location.
  • To assist with career progression and further education, each scholar will be assigned an Intel mentor who can assist and provide advice on managing their academic career

The deadline for the current round of scholarships October 1st 2016. More detailed information, application forms etc. are now all available on-line at:


Join the ALIVE Team 2016/2017

Have you volunteered in the past and earned the ALIVE Certificate? Then you are just the person to join the ALIVE Team 2016/2017 to support promotion of volunteering, events, lead on community projects and gain a unique experience. To apply complete the application form HERE.


ALIVE Welcome Hour

Be ALIVE at NUI Galway this year and Volunteer! Welcome event and getting to know all things ALIVE

Thursday  15th September The View, Aras na Mac Leinn, 4pm & 5pm with Free food so bring a friend! if you want to say hi!


Free Training

Bob Green from will present two  training sessions on EndNote at NUI Galway on Thursday 15 September at 2pm. Space is limited and booking is essential. More Information Here.


NUI Galway Charity 8k

Registration is now open for the NUI Galway 8k run/jog/walk/crawl in aid of Jigsaw at 10am on Saturday 24th of September. You can register for the early bird rate of €20 which all goes to charity online here now.


Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Sorcha is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop her a line to


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 andTwitter.

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