SU Weekly Email 27 – 23rd March 2017

SU Weekly Email 27 – 23rd March 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Ability Awareness Day Weds 29th March

You are invited to an Ability Awareness Day 4.30pm-7pm Wednesday 29th of March in The Cube Áras na Mac Léinn NUI Galway hosted by the NUIG SU Equaliteam in collaboration with Special Heroes Ireland. This will be an evening of talks on various issues: The CRPD (Convention of Rights for People with Disabilities) and why Ireland needs to ratify it now, Deaf Education, and access to education for those with disabilities.
The event will also include a session for open discussion with participants, on what we can all do to raise awareness for disability rights. Refreshments will be served.

More Information.


Connacht vs Leinster Tickets

19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20. Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)


Nominations Close TOMORROW for Student Achievement Awards

The deadline for online nominations for the Student Achievement Awards is tomorrow Friday 24th of March so if you can think of anyone that fits the bill for any of the following categories nominate them now!

  • Student Leader of the Year
  • Part-Time Officer of the Year
  • International Student of the Year
  • Equality Activist of the Year
  • Welfare Campaign of the Year
  • Education Campaign of the Year
  • Outstanding Mental Health Activism
  • Mature Student of the Year
  • Class Representative of the Year
  • Feachtas Gaeilge na Bliana
  • Student Rights Champions of the Year
  • Activist of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Publication of the Year
  • Journalist of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Student Life
  • Charity Champions of the Year

Here’s the link to nominate:


Marchathon Update

Two NUI Galway teams are in the top 20 of the Smarter Travel Campus Marchathon challenge this week! Well done to “WalkingSUCS” in 4th place and “Walkers” in 12th place. NUIG is currently in 4th place overall so keep up the great work!

This week’s competition theme is “In My Shoes” so make sure you send stories or short video clips describing your Marchathon journey by 12pm this Friday 24th March to


Final Part Time Officer Election Results

Thanks to everyone who came out and voted last Thursday. You elected as your final Part Time SU Officers for 2017/18: Clubs’ Captain: Conor and Postgraduate Officer: Colm.

They will join: President: Lorcán, VP/Welfare: Megan, VP/Education: Andrew, SU Council Chair: Emily, Gaeilge: Cónall; Equality: Clare; Societies Chair: Ruth; Mature Students: Eugene; Convenor of Arts: Sabrina; Convenor of Science: Sean; Convenor of Medicine: Sarah; Convenor of Engineering: Christopher; Convenor of Business: Fiachra

Don’t forget that your current SU Officers don’t finish up until the 30th of June so make sure you contact them if you need any help.


Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.


FREE Exam-prep Boot Camp over first 3 days of Study Week to help you Kick-start your revision!

Monday April 3rd, 10am – 1:15pm:  Practical Study Tips workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Tuesday April 4th,  10am – 1:15pm:  Exam Anxiety reduction workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Wednesday April 5th, 10am – 1:15pm:  Revision skills workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G010 Library Lobby

Individual mini-sessions with a facilitator on the day will also be available

For more information contact


Benefit Concert for Five Female Lecturers High Court Case against NUI Galway – Wednesday 29th March, Black Box, Galway

The benefit concert will feature The Stunning along with My Fellow Sponges. The MC for the event will be comedian Tommy Tiernan, so expect the unexpected! You can buy special student rate tickets for €15 from the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn. The concert will be held Wednesday, March 29th, at The Black Box in Galway. The event will raise funds to support court cases filed by the 5 women lecturers at NUI Galway who are fighting for their right to be promoted.

More information in this video.


Afrofest (part 2) 6.30pm this Friday 24th of March

This night is going to be packed with music, drama, poetry/spoken word, a fashion show and dancing. Acts performing on the night include Sean X and NUIG’s very own, Tolu Makanjuola. There will be traditional African food served by Galway’s “Tai’s Cuisine”. It will be a beautiful evening spreading the African culture starting at 6.30pm in the Bailey Allen Hall. Tickets on sale in the Socs Box.


All Aboard 2017 FREE Digital Skills training events at NUIG Mon 3rd – Fri 7th April

Book your FREE space now at



I am a postgraduate Psychology student looking for female participants to take part in my study. As part of my final year project, I am investigating the management of multiple tasks during a simulated drive. Participation is open to females between 18 and 24 years of age, with a minimum provisional driving licence and at least one year’s driving experience.

Each participant will receive a €5 ‘An Bhialann’ Voucher. For further details, contact:



#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students in The Space. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.


Survey: Are You Gaining Practical Skills Through Your College Studies?

Would you like to see Work Placements as part of your studies at NUIG?

Please complete this survey: HERE.


The Brain Café: Third Undergraduate Research Conference EXTENDED DEADLINE!
The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until Wednesday the 29th March. You have another week to complete and submit your abstract to participate in this exciting event! Submit your abstract here;


Want to be part of one of the LARGEST clubs in NUIG? And hit the Alps at the same time? 

The Snow Sports Club will be holding its AGM this MONDAY the 27th of March at 5:30pm in AC201 on the concourse. PIZZA will be provided and Sports Ball tickets will be available to collect!

Global Lounge at NUIG this Saturday 12pm-3pm

The Global Lounge is a place for students to hang out, have fun, enjoy some snacks and refreshments, and have a chat in a friendly and relaxed environment.

For more information, email


NUIG Waxathon 8pm Tues 28th March

There is a charity Waxathon in Sult from 8pm on Tuesday 28th of March to raise funds for two NUIG students travelling to Zambia this summer for 6 weeks in an effort to teach English to boys and girls in disadvantaged areas. There will be a DJ, food, raffle and lots of wax!


Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • NCT Your Career Plan

For more information and to register visit


Exam Timetable out Now

More Information


Only 1 week left to visit the Academic Writing Centre

Please drop in during our regular hours 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights), to get some help with your writing. We are closing on Friday 31st of March for the semester.


Read Sin Issue 11 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email


Let’s be the pulse of Europe — Gathering in Eyre Square every Sunday at 2pm

Stand up for a positive, pro-European, inclusive image and make the European spirit visible on the streets of Galway. Pulse of Europe ( is a non-partisan, independent movement with people from diverse backgrounds who all share positive European values.

Email: for more information or go to


Help support Childline

NUIG Student Emer O’Callaghan is participating in the Women’s mini marathon this year to raise funds for ISPCC’s Childline service. Childline is a free listening service for children in Ireland and is operated by volunteers. Please help her to help them by giving whatever you can following the link here.


Early Bird rate Registration now open for Galway Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 6th May

Register Here.


Don’t Forget!

The clocks go forward an hour this Sunday AND it’s Mother’s Day so ring your Mammy and enjoy the Grand Stretch!


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 and Twitter.

Our office is 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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.


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Joanna Brophy