SU Weekly Email 3 – 12th September 2019

SU Weekly Email 3 – 12th September 2019

Weekly Email


Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Financial Aid Fund applications open Mon 16th Sept

Apply online at the link below from Monday. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.


Freshers’ Fair on Tuesday

We will have lots of freebies, inflatable games, competitions and food for everyone 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September in Áras na Mac Léinn – call down!

Turn Your Old Textbooks into Cash!

If you have old textbooks that you want to sell call in to us ASAP in the SU Office and we will sell them on for you. More information here

Election Nominations Are OPEN

We will be holding an election to fill the vacant voluntary positions of Postgraduate Taught Officer and Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies for the 2019/20 academic year. GET YOUR NOMINATION FORM HERE. 

  • Nominations Close: 5pm Weds 18th Sept
  • Canvassing Begins: 6pm Sun 22nd Sept
  • Election Day: 10am-5pm Thurs 26th Sept

Win FREE Comedy Tickets

If you’d like to win 2 free tickets to our Comedy Hypnotist gig just email and tell us the name of the current SU President before 5pm Mon 16th Sept. The winner will be announced in the next SU Weekly email.

Important Deadlines

  • Mon 16th Sept: Course Registration Deadline
  • Mon 23rd Sept: Module Registration Deadline
  • Mon 30th Sept: Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct: Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge

Registration Information Here

Sin Issue 1

You can read the first issue of Sin newspaper online HERE.  The Sin newspaper editor Mark is still looking for volunteers so if you are interested in helping drop a line to or message via the Sin Facebook page here. Follow Sin on Twitter – their account is here!

Life Skills Courses Filling Up Fast

  • Sign Language – Limited Spaces
  • First Aid Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Child Protection Training – 4 Spaces
  • Yoga – 1 Space in Beginners
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course – Groups 1, 2 & 4 FULL
  • MMA for Self Defence

Call to the SU office to register or phone 091 493 570.

Cloakroom Open

The SU Cloakroom is back open every Thursday and Friday during term 9am-6pm. This service is FREE and is located next to the SU XL Shop near the Bialann.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tues 24th Sept!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm 2 Spaces Left
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm 5 Spaces Left
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm 4 Spaces Left
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm 7 Spaces Left

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

LIFT Leadership Training

LIFT Ireland is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership in Ireland. LIFT Ireland’s learning process is based on eight key leadership values. Each week, for a total of eight weeks, a certified facilitator guides a roundtable of 4-6 individuals through a specific leadership value. Using a proven systemic approach, the members of each roundtable reflect on what that value means to them and how they can improve in this area. If you are interested in taking part in this course please contact

Volunteering Fair

The NUI Galway Volunteering Fair takes place 11am-4pm Thurs 19th Sept in Áras na Mac Léinn. This is a great chance to get involved with local charity and community groups through volunteering. You can also get an award for your time spent volunteering.

6 Week FREE Stress Control Programme

“Stress Control” is a FREE six session class in the NUIG CSI building which teaches people to ‘become their own therapist’. Each session lasts for 90 minutes (including a break). The course starts Weds 18th of Sept and runs 10am-11.30am each Wednesday until 23rd October. Spaces are limited so sign up HERE.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? We will be running another Voter Registration day 12pm-2pm Wednesday 18th of September at Smokey’s Café. Call down and get yourself registered or pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is the 25th of October.

Chinese Course at NUI Galway

A 20 week evening course, An Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture, will commence in NUIG 7pm-9pm Weds 25th September 2019. The fee is €120 for NUI Galway students. The course is designed for people with no Chinese language basics but who have a strong interest in China or who travel or do business in China.  It covers not only the Chinese language basics but also a brief introduction to the history of China, Chinese philosophies, customs and traditions, Chinese protocol and business etiquette, Chinese food and wine, Chinese medicine and the concepts of Fengsui and yinyang. More info here  or contact

Smart Life Academic and Wellbeing Support Programme 

A FREE TO ALL STUDENTS series of one-off Workshops and Short Courses for Semester 1 to promote wellness and academic success. The short courses fill up fast, so early booking advised.


Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme – Applications Open

This programme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD in any discipline. Funds include a stipend of €16,000 per annum, a contribution to fees, and eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum.
FAQ deadline: 24 Oct 2019. Application Deadline: 4pm 31 Oct 2019. More info here.

Life Science Career Forum 1pm-4pm Sat 14th Sept

The WITS life science career forum will have key speakers and attendees from leading companies in Diagnostics, Industry, Pharma, Business and Healthcare. There will be talks on better understanding types of roles available to graduates and advice on how to move within the life science field. The event takes place in the Portershed in Galway. Registration and information is open at this li

Global Climate Strike Fri 20th of Sept

The Global Climate Strike will take place in Galway on Friday the 20th of September. More information here.

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 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

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


Artice by
Joanna Brophy