SU Weekly Email 28 – 28th March 2018

SU Weekly Email 28 – 28th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


#NUIGSU18 Nominations close 5pm TODAY!

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions are now open. You can pick up a nomination form in the SU Office or on our website just make sure to get it back to the box in the SU Office before 5pm TODAY Wednesday 28th of March! The elections will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April.

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.


Notice of Referendum Thursday 12 April 2018

On Thursday 12th April you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the creation of the positon of Ethnic Minorities Officer.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with referendum motion proposed by the SU Council on 5th March 2018 to create the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer?

If passed, a new part-time officer positon of Ethnic Minorities Officer will be created.


Become a 2018/19 Soc & Pol CÉIM Leader

The School of Political Science and Sociology will be piloting the CÉIM academic peer learning programme in 2018/19, and 1st and 2nd year Political Science and Sociology students are currently being sought to act as CÉIM leaders. The role involves meeting weekly with 1st year students to help them transition successfully to NUI Galway, get to grips with coursework and meet new people. Benefits of becoming a leader: intensive free leadership and facilitation training; develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate, digital badge and the NUI Galway President’s Award. Closing date: NOON on Thursday, 12 April.


Registration for Remote Vote is Open

If you won’t be on campus to vote in the #NUIGSU18 Part Time Officer elections and Referendum on Thursday 12th of April you can register for a remote vote up until midnight on Wednesday 11th of April on the SU Website. You can then log on to vote between 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April. Please note Remote Vote is not available for Societies Chair/Clubs Captain elections and polling for these positions will take place 10am-6pm in An Bialann Thurs 12th April.

Campus polling stations will be:

  • An Bialann 10am-6pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-3.30pm
  • Friars Café 1pm-4pm

Bring NUIG ID with you to vote!


Canvassing Training with Galway Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment 7pm TOMORROW

7pm-10pm Thursday 29th March in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. No previous canvassing experienced required!


Read Sin Issue 11 Here!

To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on


Voter Registration Day

Get registered to vote 11am-1pm Monday 16th of April at Smokey’s Café. Bring photo ID (passport, driving licence) and the Gardaí will stamp your voter registration form.


FREE Body Positivity Workshop

6pm-7.30pm Tuesday 10th of April in AC 202 for more information contact Megan on


NUIG Green Flag

The Green Campus team are drafting an application for the Green Campus flag. We need to provide examples of staff and student involvement with the Campus and Wider Community and also how we are linking to learning on campus. This includes any relevant events such as campaigns/initiatives, projects completed, media coverage, public engagement, workshop etc. in any sustainability related aspect such as Energy, Biodiversity, Waste, Water, Travel etc. To help us capture this information we have put together a short form which should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete.


Attention Student Teachers

USI along with trade unions like ASTI, TUI, INTO, and ICTU are launching something big to improve the lives of all student teachers in Ireland. USI want to share your stories with the media, and for you to talk to the media about your experiences of trying to be a top class teacher. USI want to hear from you and your experience of working during college, or as a recent graduate. USI is looking for stories on issues of pay, hours of work, working during college placement, issue of cost of living, receiving the SUSI grant, burden of fees, issues with rent, travel or other means of living, emigration for better paid work, experiences of working and academic life etc.


Applications are open for the NUI Galway 1916 Bursary Fund of €5,000 per year

Open to undergraduate students who are socio-economically disadvantaged + from one of socio-economic groups that have low participation in higher education

Closing date 4pm Friday 6th April


Need Help?


Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?


University PhD Write-Up Bursary 2018

A limited number of write-up bursaries are being offered to address the problems being encountered by PhD students who are near to completing their theses yet who find themselves, for whatever reason, without funding. Contact with queries


Win a Smartphone by completing the ISS Survey on IT Services available at NUI Galway

Have you responded to the recent survey from ISS on IT Services at NUI Galway? If not click on the link above to let us know how we can improve our services for students and be in with a chance to win a Smartphone.


NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • Teaching ends on Sat 24th of March for the Easter Holidays and teaching resumes Mon 9th April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 26th March – Thurs 29th March.
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Weds 28th March and will reopen at 10am on Weds 4th April. Opening hours 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm 4th, 5th & 6th April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 11am on Mon 9th April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 9am on Thurs 12th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April.
  • Sult will be closed from Fri 30th March and will re-open on Tues 3rd April.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 23rd March and will re-open Mon 9th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm on Fri 30th March & Sat 31st March. Closed Sun 1st April and open 11am-3pm Mon 2nd April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 29th March to Tues 3rd April inclusive. They will re-open at 9.15am on Weds 4th April.
  • SUMS will be closed from Monday 26th March until Friday 6th April.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 10th April.
  • Flirt FM Mon 26th March- Fri 30th March On Air 11.30am-4am (Office open 11am-6pm), Sat 31st March-Sun 8th April Spring Break (Studios bookable on request), Mon 9th April-Fri 20th April On Air 11.30am-4am Weekdays (Office open 11am-6pm)
  • Computer Suites will be open 09:00-18:00 Sun 1st & Mon 2nd April. For more details check HERE


Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 12 Aibreán 2018

Déardaoin, an 12 Aibreán, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a thacaíonn nó nach dtacaíonn tú le cruthú Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an rún reifrinn a mhol Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn an 5 Márta 2018 le hOifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach a chruthú?

Má éiríonn leis an reifreann, cruthófar post d’oifigeach páirtaimseartha nua dar teideal Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach.


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