SU Weekly Email 29 7th April 2016

SU Weekly Email 29 7th April 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Lend us a Click Please! Voting Closes TOMORROW!

We have been nominated for the People’s Choice Award in the upcoming Online Marketing in Galway Awards and we need your help to win! It just takes one click to vote with no messy registration. So if you have ever found our online stuff (including this very weekly email) informative or even mildly amusing we would love your vote! Voting closes 5pm on Friday 8th April so please spread the word. Please clear cookies and cache on computer to vote or alternatively use your phone on 3G or 4G and not NUIG WIFI as it’s one vote per IP address!

The Big Bang Party TONIGHT!

8.30pm Thursday 7th April in the College Bar FREE ENTRY. The last big session before the end of the semester is going to a massive beach party! There’ll be laid back tunes, limbo, finger food, exotic refreshments, a raffle, Giant Jenga, spot prizes and a FREE after party in Electric. All funds raised on the night will go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society

Exam Timetables

Semester 2 (2015/2016)  exams are scheduled for Monday, 25th April to Wednesday, 11th May 2016 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session. More Information.

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NUIG Connacht Tickets On Sale Now for the final home match:

  • Connacht vs Glasgow 3pm Saturday 7th May 2016 €10

Tickets on sale from the SU Office. Student ID required for entry to matches.

Extra Study Space for Summer Exams 2016

Saturday 16th April 08:00-22:00

Arts/Science Concourse:

Tyndall Theatre

Sunday 17th April – Wednesday 11th May 08:00-22:00

Arts/Science Concourse:

Tyndall, O’Flaherty, D’Arcy Thompson, Kirwan, Larmor & Dillon Theatres

Engineering Building:

ENG-G018 & ENG-G047

SU 8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling – Starts next Thursday

You can book your space by calling in to the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Monday-Friday or by phoning 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card. The course fee is €40. The course dates are Thursday 14th April to Thursday 2nd June. Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm. Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 13th May 2016

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 13th May 2016. Any items left in your locker after that will be disposed of.

CMS Marketing Recruitment Tues 12th April

CMS Marketing will be in Smokey’s Café on Tuesday 12th April to recruit promotional staff for some exciting summer work. Make sure to come by and say hello or you can apply now by emailing your CV and photo to

Volunteers needed for ALIVE Ceremony Tues 12th April

If you have some free time on Tuesday 12th April between 11- 3pm then come and join in the fun at this year’s ALIVE Ceremony, help make it amazing and earn yourself a voucher for free food at the same time! We need some lovely volunteers to help set up the event and hand out certificates so let us know you’re interested by dropping us an email at by 1pm on Monday 11th at the latest!

Get €10 for talking about how you really feel about NUI Galway exams!

6pm-7.30pm Thursday 14th April Focus Group – sign up below and free tea/coffee & pastries will also be provided.

Sign up here.

Issue 12 of Sin Newspaper

Above is the link to the last issue of Sin newspaper this year. Well done to Jess and all the team on another great year of the paper!

SUSI Grant Applications for 2016/17 Are Now Open

More Information.

Smart Consent Workshops – With Free Food!

Your last chance to join in a free Smart Consent Workshop this year Tuesday 12th April 4-6pm (Females) , Wednesday 13th April 1-3pm (Females) and Thursday 14th April 2-4pm (Males).

Contact for further details and to book your place.

NUI Galway Alumni Association Writing Competition 2016 – Deadline Fri 21st April

  • Essay Title: University College Galway and the 1916 Rising
  • Closing Date: 5pm Friday 21st April 2016
  • Submission length and format: 600 words sent via Word Document to  
  • Entrants: Open to current NUI Galway students only. Please include your NUIG Student ID number.
  • How to Enter: Via email only to
  • Prize: One prize of €1,000  and the winner will also appear in Cois Coribe magazine and Sin newspaper.

In conjunction with Sin Newspaper, NUI Galway Students’ Union, the Galway University Foundation and the NUI Galway College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies.

Exam Success/De-Stress Programme Mon 18th April-Fri 29th April

FREE Relaxation/De-stressing/Mindfulness

  • 11:00-11:30 Relaxation/De-Stress in The Space (upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)
  • 13:00-13:30 Mindfulness in The Space (upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)
  • 17:00-17:30 Relaxation/De-Stress in The Space (upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)

FREE Physical Activity Programme for Exam Success

  • 09:00-09:35 Virtual Spin in the Kingfisher Ground Floor Studio D
  • 13:00-14:00 Mon & Thurs 5k Walk/Run meet outside Kingfisher
  • 13:00-15:00 Corrib Village Cages available for a kick about
  • 16:00-16:35 Virtual Body Balance in Kingfisher Upstairs Studio C

The Student Counselling Service will also have extra staff for drop in service 14:00-16:00 each day – no appointment necessary.

Complete this survey about Facebook for your chance to win an iPad mini 2!

This link below is to a survey about people’s use of Facebook, and their attitudes about products and brands.  The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and your input would be invaluable.  

If you have not already done so, click on the link and complete the survey to be in with a chance to win an iPad mini 2.  If you wish to be included in the draw, please include your student ID number, and complete the questionnaire fully.

For more information about the survey, please contact Dr Elaine Wallace, Marketing Discipline, J. E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway:

Maker Space Launch 1pm Monday 11th April

The new Maker Space in the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway is having its official launch at 1pm on Monday 11th April and you are invited!

There will be demos of all the equipment including: 3D printing, Maker PCs, Raspberry Pis and Arduino.

Register to attend here:

FREE Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Buddhist Monk, Gelong Thubten

Friday, 15th April in the Aula Maxima Lower, The Quad, NUIG. Classes are free and open to all students, staff and the general public

Theme: Mindfulness Using Visual Objects.

Reflection Practice: Contemplating the roots of happiness and suffering. Exploring the mechanisms of stress and the psychology of happiness.

AIESEC YouthSpeak Forum

AIESEC in Ireland’s YouthSpeak Forum will be held on Friday, May 13th in Dublin; providing a platform for Irish youth to take action on the UN Global Goals with the government, corporate, and non-profit sectors. Tickets and info available at, or

Green Sod Ireland presents: “We’re off to Mars – How will planet Earth survive?” 

6.30pm-8pm Thursday 21stApril in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway.

Mars is no place for the faint-hearted but it’s where we’ll have to go if we don’t wake up to the fact that Earth’s ecosystems, which give us fresh air, clean water, and life itself, are under serious threat from our modern lifestyle. Despite what some would have us believe – climate change is REAL and demands a response from us. We must act now if we are to survive! 

On Thursday 21st April Green Sod Ireland, a Galway based environmental organisation, will host an interactive workshop: What can we do…besides running away to Mars…? Light refreshments provided on arrival.

RTÉ Mojocon 50% Student Discount Ticket Offer

RTÉ Mojocon is a leading international media conference focusing on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology all in one event.For a limited time we are offering students a 50% discount based on a group of 5+

E-mail and send us the name of your college, your name and contact details and we will then reply giving you a discount code to use to avail of this limited time offer.

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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday 11am-2pm and  Tuesday–Friday 11am-3pm.

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Joanna Brophy