SU Weekly Email 25 – 8th March 2018

SU Weekly Email 25 – 8th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union .



Our polling stations are open today for you to elect your SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer and SU Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer for 2018/19. Your vote is your voice so please make sure to use it!

  • 10am-7pm An Bhialann
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-3.30pm Engineering Building
  • 1pm-4pm Friars Café
  • 10am-8pm Online Via Remote Vote

Don’t forget to bring your NUIG Student ID card to vote!

We will be counting the votes tomorrow Friday from 9am in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn or follow #NUIGSU18 on Twitter for live updates of the count.


Interested in running for election?

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions open at 10am on Thursday 21st of March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March.

More information here.


Free Stuff Today!

Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn today 11am-3pm where Fat Tony’s Barbers will have lots of freebies and prizes for you to win!


Class Rep Council Chair Election Result #NUIGSU18

Congratulations to Sabrina Vaughan who was elected as your SU Council Chair for 2018/19 and will take up this position on the 1st of July.


Register to Vote in the 8th Amendment Referendum This Tuesday

If you are not already registered to vote or have recently moved house call to Smokey’s Café 11am-2pm this Tuesday 13th of March with ID to get your forms stamped and signed by the Gardaí. You have until the 8th of May to get registered in time to vote on the 25th of May.


Read Sin Issue 10 Here!

This issue of Sin includes interviews with the #NUIGSU18 Election Candidates. To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on


8 Week €40 Yoga Course Starts Tonight!

We still have a few spaces left in our 8 week intermediate Ashtanga Yoga course which starts tonight at 7.30pm. Sign up now in the SU or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card for just €40.


Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

We now have NUIG student tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Edinburgh 7.35pm on Friday 23rd March on sale for €20 in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk.


Lidl FREE Bus Every Monday from Corrib Village

  • Leaves Corrib Village 6.30pm
  • Leaves Lidl 7.30pm


Neuro Soc Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week Events

  • 7pm Mon 12th March Guest speakers followed by screening of Trainspotting with a side order of free pizza in AM250
  • 7pm Tues 13th March “What To Do About the Elephant in the Room” A Talk with Guy Jones in G019 Human Biology Building. The talk is aimed at breaking the stigma around having an honest conversation about drugs and what can be done to help people stay safer. Food and refreshments will be provided.
  • 7pm Weds 14th March “Kindling Ideas” This panel discussion will bring together people from diverse professions to talk about the use drugs and the use of harm reduction strategies in G019 Human Biology Building. Guy Jones will be joined by a variety of people from both inside and outside the college. This is set to be a lively conversation and will be chaired by Emer Power. Food and refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact


A Beautiful Mind: Connecting Arts & Mental Health

MMII Galway is back with exciting news! This year we aim to raise awareness on Positive Psychiatry and the use of Art as a form of therapy. In collaboration with PleaseTalk, we have a line-up of interactive activities to help with stress management and coping skills involving art as a form of therapy. Come join us in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG 10am-2pm on Wednesday the 14th of March. FREE FOOD will be provided. This is a FREE event open to all NUIG students and members of the public.

Email or visit our Facebook page (Malaysian Medics International Ireland – MMII) for more information.


Student Connect Mentor Recruitment

Want to contribute to the 1st year experience in NUI Galway? The Student Connect Mentoring Programme provides a friendly introduction to NUI Galway for first year students. You would be helping First Years settle into university life.  If you are interested in the Student Connect Programme please complete the form at:

Closing date 12noon Weds 14th March.


Operation Resuscitation

Learn how to save a life 3pm-6pm Wednesday 14th March. This is a one hour workshop on basic life-saving skills including community CPR. Donations welcome in aid of the Irish Community Rapid Response. Please register via the Facebook Event.


Are you near to completing your thesis but have run out of funding?

Good news! The university is offering a limited number of PhD Write-up Bursaries. More Information Here. The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 27 April 2018.


The Galway Doctoral Research Scholarship Scheme 2018-19 is now open for applications.

The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies is pleased to announce postgraduate scholarships to support full-time PhD research within the Structured PhD programmes of the College. The closing date is Monday 16th April 2018 at 5pm.

Scholarships may be awarded across the following disciplines: Education, Geography, Archaeology, Creative Writing, Drama, English, Film and Digital Media, History, Irish Studies, Journalism, Old and Middle Irish, Philosophy, Celtic Civilisation, Children’s Studies, Classics, French, Gaeilge, German, Italian, Spanish, Political Science and Sociology, Global Women’s Studies, Psychology.


Win Prizes for Walking in the NUIG Marchathon Challenge

  • Step To Your Favourite Song – Record how many steps you walked while listening to your favourite songs and tell us on social media (e.g.” Stairway to Heaven – I walked 1,200 steps!”). Lots of goodie packs up for grabs! Enter here and you can find a Spotify “Marchathon Step To Your Favourite Song” playlist here
  • ‘In My Shoes Story’ Competition – Tell us what walking means to you, what do you like about it? The freedom, health benefits, less stressful commuting?! Tell us via a story/ poem/ limerick/ video/ photos for a chance to win a €25 One4All gift voucher and more goodie bags! Email us your stories: or send them to us via direct message in Facebook.

 Get your entries in by 2pm Friday 9th March


Focus Group Participants Required

The NUIG Postgraduate Recruitment Officer is looking for volunteers for a Focus Group to review the NUIG postgraduate prospectuses. If you’d like to participate in a short, informal review session held on campus soon please email:


At Blackstone Launchpad next week

1pm-2pm Tues 13th March ‘The Creation of a Lean Software Startup –  A Case Study’. More information and tickets 


Governance Research

I would be very grateful if you could participate in my research project that is focusing on how people make sense of ‘governance dashboards’. These dashboards are attempts by local authorities to measure and present data about a city or region, and very much focus on making data available to different types of users. However, I believe that they pose a number of challenges of which sense-making is but one. The survey can be found at and the deadline for responses is March 24th 2018. For further information please contact


Upcoming FREE Workshops

  • 11am-1pm Fri 9th March Exam Preparation Boot Camp in G010 Library Lobby
  • 7pm-9pm Tues 13th March Exam Preparation Boot Camp in G010 Library Lobby


Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?


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 during term.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)


Artice by
Joanna Brophy