SU Weekly Email 23 – 13th February 2020

SU Weekly Email 23 – 13th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week 2020


  • 2pm-4pm Bra Collection at Smokey’s Café with BioMed Soc. Donate old bras to charity.
  • 7pm Sex Toy Bingo in the Corrib Room at Sult SOLD OUT!

Fri 14th Feb

ALL WEEK Free Condoms from the SU and the SU Engineering Desk


#NUIGSU20 Elections

  • 3 x Paid Full Time Officer nominations open Weds 19th Feb
  • 15 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

Your guide to running for #NUIGSU20 Elections is HERE or contact for more information.


Rally in Support of Mduduzi Creative Ngwenya 1pm TODAY

We invite you to attend a rally in support of NUI Galway student Mduduze Creative Ngwenya at 1pm today Thurs 13th Feb at the Big Yellow Thing. Science student Mduduzi is from Zimbabwe and has been living in Direct Provision in Galway for the last 3 years. He is now facing deportation. Mduduzi is on the committee for the University of Sanctuary at NUIG. He is a talented, hard-working and socially conscious individual who has made a huge effort to integrate and engage with the community in Galway #SaveMdu


Need a Valentine’s Day present?

If you need a Valentine’s Day present for your sole mate why not give the gift of cosy feet! Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are just €9 a pair and are on sale from the SU Office, the SU Shop and our website HERE. They’re perfect for secret library crushes too and all funds go to the SU Charities!


Marchathon Motivation Mondays Freebies!

Join us at Smokey’s Cafe 11am-1pm Mon 17th Feb, Mon 24th Feb & Mon 2nd March for our Marchathon Challenge sign up desk. We will have FREE STUFF for teams registering for the Marchathon Challenge including fruit and snoods to keep you motivated.
Marchathon Registration is Open NOW and you can win Prizes for Walking! The Challenge will run from Mon 2nd to Fri 27th March. Get together in teams of 3 to 6 people and have your team captain register your team on to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including gift vouchers, activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and more!

We will also be holding 30 minute walks each Wednesday during the challenge to help you get the steps in, meet new people and maybe get some more free stuff!


How To Run For SU Election Online Info Session

USI are running a free online how to run for election information session 6pm-7.30pm TODAY Thurs 13th Feb. To take part just sign up here.


First Year Engineering Movie Night

1st year Engineering movie night 6pm-8pm Tues 18th Feb in ENG-G017. Take a break from study and relax with a movie! All welcome.


USIT J1 Info Talk Tuesday

USIT will be on campus to answer all your J1 questions next Tues 18th Feb 11am-3pm at Smokey’s Café and 1pm-2pm in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Calling all students!

Are you interested in taking part in a focus group research project about college students’ attitudes to sexual consent?

One4all voucher for every participant! For more information or to sign up please contact Mari at


Job Clinic with Exit Entry

Exit Entry will be in Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm next Weds 19th Feb and Thurs 20th Feb to help out with your job search.


Have your say in the Student Survey

This is your chance to improve your University experience at NUI Galway and you could win a €200 gift voucher! The survey can be completed by first year and final year undergrads and taught postgrads. Complete the survey now here


SU Life Skills Sign Ups Now Open


Applications Close Tomorrow Fri 14th Feb for Hardiman Research Scholarships

More info here.


Love Life Love Walking 1pm TOMORROW!

Meet up at 1pm outside Áras na Mac Léinn this Fri 14th Feb for a 30 minute walk and talk along the campus biodiversity route with NUIG staff and students. All welcome – wear your walking shoes/runners!


Netflix & Chill Pub Quiz

ROPES are hosting a Netflix & Chill pub quiz at 7.30pm Tues 18th Feb at Sult. It’s just €4 per person with lots of prizes and free food.


Exploring Global Financial Justice Workshop with ALIVE

ALIVE is hosting an SDG Workshop free for all students to attend –Exploring Financial Justice – What are the SDGs? What do we mean by Financial Justice? Why is there poverty in some parts of the world and not others? 5pm-7pm Tues 18th Feb with Financial Justice Ireland in the Careers Seminar Room.

Here’s the sign up link so we have enough food for all!


Postgrad Ball 2020

The NUIG Postgrad Ball 2020 will take place on Thurs 2nd of April in the Clayton Hotel. Early bird tickets, €45, will be available in Smokey’s on the 26th & 27th Feb 12pm-2pm. Tickets will be available from SocsBox or online for €50 after these dates.


Making Every Contact Count initiative – students’ perspectives survey

Would you like to take part in a short, anonymous online survey about a new initiative in supporting the prevention of chronic disease? More info:


NUIG Sports Scholarships Open

Scholarships are open to new entrants, current NUIG students, students transferring to NUIG and those hoping to do postgrad courses at NUIG. Closing date 31st March.


Rave for the Reef

Rave for the Reef is back at 8.30pm on Weds 19th of Feb in the Roisin Dubh. For every €50 euro we raise 1 coral can be planted and raised by the Reef Restoration Foundation. These scientists are currently working in the Great Barrier Reef trying to stop the coral bleaching epidemic, which is a major cause of climate change. Tickets are €5 euro and can be got my DMing @RaveForTheReef_RoisinDubh on instagram


The Prevalence, Perception and Adherence of Alternative Dietary Lifestyles in College Students

You are invited to take part in a survey assessing how prevalent certain diets among college students, student perceptions of these diets and the levels of adherence that accompany them. More info:


Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Thurs 13th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 24th Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 24th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 25th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council


Clubs’ Ball Tickets

Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Clubs’ Ball! €40 full ball tickets are flying out the door already so get yours quick here


Need Books?

Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!


Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register


Homelessness Protest March

There will be a Homelessness Protest March at 2.30pm on Sat 29th Feb from Spanish Arch to the Liam Mellows Statue.


Galway at the Heart of Europe – Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

6.30pm-8pm on Thurs 20th Feb The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland and NUIG is delighted to invite you to an event ‘Galway at the Heart of Europe’ – a Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe in the Aula Maxim NUIG. The event is free to attend, but advanced registration is essential via Eventbrite


Irish Cancer Society Summer Studentships

Studentships in Translational Research and Social and Allied Health Science applications are open. More Info here.


Free Yoga Meditation Class this Saturday

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes take place every Saturday 2pm-3pm at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road Galway. All welcome.


Free Festival Tickets for Volunteers

Volunteer with Charity Concierge at this summer’s biggest music festivals and raise money for international development charity You can join them this year at Download, Camp Bestival, Latitude, Electric Picnic and more. More info here.


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