SU Weekly Email 29 – 12th April 2018

SU Weekly Email 29 – 12th April 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Vote Today #NUIGSU18

Today is your chance to vote and elect your SU Part Time Officers for 2018/19 and also to have your say in the referendum to introduce the new position of Ethnic Minorities Officer.

Don’t forget to bring your NUIG ID and vote:

  • 10am-6pm An Bialann
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-3.30pm Engineering Building
  • 1pm-4pm Friars Café
  • 10am-8pm Online via Remote Vote on the SU Website

*Please note that polling for Clubs’ Captain and Societies Chairperson positions will ONLY take place in An Bialann 10am-6pm and only Clubs’ Captains/Society Auditors (or their proxy) may vote in this election.

The Vote count will take place in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn from 9am tomorrow Friday or follow #NUIGSU18 on Twitter for updates.


Sin Issue 12

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now out and available to read online here. Well done to Sorcha, Shannon and all the Sin team on a great year of the paper.


FREE Lucozade TODAY!

Come meet the Lucozade Zero team in Áras na Mac Léinn TODAY 11am-3pm and be in for a chance to win a €50 One4all voucher!


Become a 2018/19 Soc & Pol CÉIM Leader – DEADLINE TODAY

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.


Fundraising Coffee Morning 10am Today

Join us 10am-12pm TODAY at Sult NUI Galway for a Fundraising Coffee Morning for Together for Yes Galway


NUIG Marchathon Prize Giving

Join us for tea, coffee, pastries and prizes at 10.30am on Thursday 19th April in the Corrib Room at Sult to celebrate the achievements of the NUIG Marchathon Teams.


Together 4 Yes Events at NUI Galway

For more information contact


Extended Library Opening Hours

Thanks to the library staff who have agreed to facilitate extended weekend opening hours again on following weekends:

  • 21st/22nd April
  • 28th/29th April
  • 5th/6th May

The library will be open Saturdays 8.30am-9pm & Sundays 10am-9pm on these weekends.


Bus Éireann Monthly/Weekly Tickets No Longer Available

Please note that Bus Éireann are no longer issuing paper weekly and monthly tickets for Galway City services. You can now add your student weekly/monthly tickets to your Student Leap Card online or in Payzone shops. You can get your €10 Student Leap Card from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Referendum TODAY Thursday 12 April #NUIGSU18

Today you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the creation of the position 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.


Lost/stolen bike?

There were a number of bicycles recovered by NUI Galway Security staff over the Easter Holidays and they’d like to get them back to the their owners. Contact the Security Office at 14 Distillery Road and proof of ownership will be needed.


FREE STI Clinic Closes Wednesday 18th April

The free STI Clinic is finishing up for this semester on Wednesday 18th of April. To make an appointment please call to the Student Health Unit or phone them on 091 492 604. The clinic takes place Tuesday 5pm-7pm and Wednesday 5pm-7pm during term time.


Voter Registration Drive

11am-1pm this Monday 16th April call to Smokey’s and get registered to vote! Bring your passport/driving licence.



Dé Sathairn, 21ú Aibreán/Saturday, 21st April

Cruinniú: 2pm Ollscoil na Gaillimhe / Assembling : 2pm NUI Galway

Imeacht : 2.30pm i dtreo lár na cathrach / Leaving : 2.30pm for City Centre


Study Break Policy Back in Library

Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them to one side and use the space. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the library to record the time you leave and come back within the hour!


Charity Variety Night this Monday

A night of comedy, music, and circus & drag acts in Sult Bar NUI Galway in aid of the Truth For Danielle Mc Laughlin Fund. Tickets are €5 on the door of the Corrib Room at 6:30pm, Monday April 16th – there’ll also be a raffle!


  • Music from Scram, Two’s & Jordan O’Connor
  • Comedy from John Spillane & Breda Larkin (Show Me The Funny 2018 winner)
  • Drag performances from Tarte Law and Lavenda’ D
  • Circus tricks courtesy of NUIG Circus Society
  • Hosted by Niall Horisk (NUIG Comedy Soc/Vodafone Comedy Carnival)


REMINDER – Have you responded to the Survey on IT Services yet? – Deadline approaching soon!

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

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.


Darkness Into Light Registration Open

On Saturday, May 12th, 200,000 people will come together at over 170 venues across the world to stand together in solidarity as the dawn breaks. Will you join the movement to end suicide, self-harm and stigma?


At Blackstone Launchpad Next Week

  • 12pm-2pm Wednesday 18th of April Exam Stress Relief – Mindfulness and Meditation. FREE Event Register here.
  • 12.30pm-2.30pm Thursday 19th of April EXPLORE Innovation Awards Grand Final.

More information on this on our Facebook: @launchpadnuig


How affordable and clean is our energy? 

Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60% of total global greenhouse emissions. So what are we going to do about it? Join us in Galway 7pm-9pm on Tuesday the 24th of April at a free event to discuss SDG7: Affordable& Clean Energy.


Cycle Against Suicide 2018

Cycle Against Suicide is an awareness charity striving to break down the barriers around mental illness Sat 28th April – Mon 7th May. We want students around Ireland to join us on our cycle and together we can break the cycle of suicide. For more information on the cycle please go to


Have you volunteered this year?

Share your volunteering story and you could win 2 tickets to Gavin James at Galway International Arts Festival this summer.

Deadline Monday 30th 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 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