SU Weekly Email 26 – 21st March 2019

SU Weekly Email 26 – 21st March 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


#FundTheFuture Walk Out 1pm TODAY!

At 1pm today we are asking all NUI Galway students and staff to leave their lectures in a walk out to demand that the Government #FundTheFuture – we will be meeting at the Big Yellow Thing outside the Library.

Here’s why:

  • We reject the idea of a loan scheme to fund higher education and condemn the current €3,000 contribution fee.
  • We believe Education is a public good and should be funded as such.

For more information contact


Want to Run for Election? Nominations Close 5pm TODAY

We have a number of part time officer positions left to fill and nominations close at 5pm today!

  1. Postgraduate Taught Officer
  2. Postgraduate Research Officer
  3. International Students Officer
  4. Ethnic Minorities Officer

Nomination forms need to be in the box in the SU Office before 5pm today! The Election will take place on Thurs 28th March.


Charity Week Events – Volunteers Needed!

Monday 25th March

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

All events are raising funds for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. To volunteer email


Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections and European Elections is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We will have the Gardaí at our Voter Registration Drives at Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm this Weds 27th March and 12pm-2pm Weds 24th April to stamp your paperwork – just bring your passport or driving licence!


SU Elections Review

We will be holding an open review of the NUI Galway Students’ Union Elections 1pm-2pm on Tuesday 26th of March in Meeting Room 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Please come along and let us know what you think about the SU Elections – there will be free tea/coffee! If you can’t attend but want to send in your feedback email


Table Quiz 8pm Tonight!

The German Society are hosting a Table Quiz at 8pm TONIGHT Thurs 21st March in aid of  COPE Galway and Galway Rape Crisis Centre at Sult. It’s just €5 per person and 4 people per table and there are great prizes to win plus a raffle so get your teams ready!


SU Council Chair Election & Last Meeting of the Year

The last SU Council meeting of the year will take place at 6pm on Monday 25th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. All Class Reps must attend. The election of the SU Council Chair for 2019/20 will also take place on the night with refreshments afterwards at Sult.


Appeal for Information on Assault

On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning the 13th March 2019 at approximately 2:25am at a premises on Cross Street, Galway, two males were assaulted. One of the males received significant injuries. Gardaí in Galway Garda Station are looking for anyone that witnessed this incident or anyone that may have information relating to it. Please contact Garda Pat Casey 091-538 000


#NUIGSU19 Part Time Election Results

The election results from last week’s Part Time Officer Elections are available here.


#Marchathon2019 Week 3 Competitions

  1. Team Photo Competition: This week we want you to submit photos of you and your team mates ‘sticking together to get each other through the toughest week of the Challenge. Most creative and innovative interpretation of the theme wins Smarter Travel Goodie Packs for the team! All photos must be submitted by 1pm on Friday 22nd March, at the following link.
  2. Go the Distance Competition: This week we’re challenging your team to complete the Camino Frances trail between Sahagun and Leon (55km), by achieving a weekly team average of 70,000 Steps. Teams who achieve the target will be entered into a draw for Goodie Packs and Me2You Gift Cards for the whole team!


Vodafone Promo Weds 27th March

Vodafone will be in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Wednesday 27th March promoting their Vodafone X offer. They will be giving all switching customers free wireless Plantronics headphones when they switch!


Learn More About Drugs

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Taskforce will have an information stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-2pm Tuesday 26th March.


Travel Vaccine Clinic at Student Health Unit

If you’re travelling this summer you can book in to the Student Health Unit for your travel vaccines. More information and prices here.


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


FREE STI Clinics

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.


Daffodil Day Coffee Morning TOMORROW

There will be a Daffodil Day Coffee Morning 10am-12pm on Friday 22nd of March at the Coffee Dock on the 3rd Floor of Áras Moyola. There’ll be a raffle, coffee, goodies and daffodil pins on sale all to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Want to help out? Email


Charity Take Me Out Tonight!

Entresoc are hosting a charity Take Me Out at Sult from 8pm tonight in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation. Tickets are €5 and include free entry to Electric/44.


Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 19:35 Friday 22nd March Connacht vs Benetton: NUIG-Ben-1819
  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

Buy your tickets on the Connacht Rugby website and use the codes above to get the reduced rate NUIG student price. Valid for 50 tickets per match. NUIG student ID required. Bohermore Terrace only.


Rock Against Dementia Tomorrow

Free this Friday? Salthill Rotary present Galway Rock Against Dementia in the Róisín Dubh. Featuring RISE Choir – ‘Be Inspired’ , Vulture Casino, Galway Baytones and headliners BARDON. Please support the use of music as a treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s.


Bonham Quay: An inclusive urban development?

This focus group will discuss the current student accommodation available in Galway and the thoughts of students regarding the accessibility/availability of student housing. We aim to open up a discussion about the upcoming student accommodation at Bonham Quay. We will ask focus group members about the inclusivity of the development and if they believe the needs of all students are being met. Contact to take part in the Focus Group


DCU Undergrad Summer Internships

Applications invited from undergrad students studying science and health related disciplines for DCU Undergrad Summer Research Internship Programme. Applicants don’t have to be DCU students and interns will receive a stipend of €1,825 gross. Deadline 8th April.


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.

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

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Joanna Brophy