SU Weekly Email 3 – 14th September 2017

SU Weekly Email 3 – 14th September 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Comedy Hypnotist 8pm this Monday 18th September €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy at 8pm this Monday 18th September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).Warning: This show is not for the easily offended – get your tickets quick as this is always a sell-out event!

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tuesday!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm (FULL)
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card.

Last Chance to Win €500!

Everyone that fills out our accommodation survey at the link below before Friday 15th September will be entered into our draw and we are offering to pay one person’s first month’s rent (Max €500) or €500 if the person hasn’t found accommodation yet.

Survey Link.

€5 for 2 week Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence Course

Starts this Tuesday

Connacht Rugby Cheap Tickets!

We are selling reduced rate NUI Galway student tickets from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk for the following matches:

  • Connacht vs Cardiff         €15         Saturday 23rd September
  • Connacht vs Worcester €20         Saturday 21st October
  • Connacht vs Munster     €20         Friday 27th October
  • Connacht vs Cheetahs   €20         Saturday 4th November

NUI Galway student ID Required.

Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) FULL – Waiting list only
  • Sign Language Limited Spaces Left
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga – Beginners Course Full – Limited spaces on Intermediate
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Occupational First Aid Course

Read Sin Issue 1 Here!

Sin is your campus newspaper with all the news you need to know about life at NUI Galway and beyond. The Sin newspaper editor Sorcha is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop a line to

NUI Galway Is On The March!

Join us to march for publicly funded education and investment in the grant on Wednesday the 4th of October in Dublin and don’t take no for an answer.

Education Is… Is a USI campaign calling on the Irish government and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills to make a historic long-term decision and invest in the publicly-funded third level education model. An income-contingent loan scheme is not a viable solution to third-level funding. This system will create a burden of €20,000+ debt on anyone who wishes to attend third-level education.

€2 Bus Tickets to March for Choice in Dublin

We are selling €2 return bus tickets for NUI Galway students wishing to travel to the March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday 30th of September. Bus tickets are for NUI Galway students only and will be on sale from the Students’ Union office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

The bus leaves from the Quad at 9.30am sharp and will be returning from St Stephen’s Green at 5pm on Saturday 30th of September.

For more information contact

Financial Aid Fund Information Sessions

The Financial Aid Fund (FAF) is aimed at tackling educational disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies. Applications are open now until the 2nd October; more information here: here.

It is strongly recommended that you attend one of the following short 30 minute information sessions on How to apply for the Financial Aid Fund which will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, 19th September 1pm & 5pm in the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Hall, Arts Millennium Building
  • Wednesday, 20th September 1pm & 5pm  in the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Hall, Arts Millennium Building
  • Thursday, 21st September 1pm & 5pm in the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Hall, Arts Millennium Building

The SU Meal Plan Service

The Students’ Union are now offering free meal plans through our website with a range of options like high-calorie, low-calorie and vegetarian to cater for your needs. New recipes will be uploaded every week for the entire 1st semester!

Win €1,100 to Spend on Books!

National Book Tokens are giving away €1,100 in their massive Book Bursary. Students can be nominated – or they can nominate themselves. The competition closes on Thursday 19th October. Enter HERE. National Book Tokens can be spent in thousands of bookshops and online.

Lockers On Sale Now

You need to register online first at and you can either pay online and collect your key at your leisure OR you locker will be reserved for a 3 day period during which you can call up to the SU to collect your key and pay for same. PLEASE NOTE: after the 3 days your reservation expires if you don’t call in to pay.

Please note that keys for lockers in Áras Moyola and the Engineering Building can only be collected at the SU Engineering Desk in the Engineering Building foyer Monday – Friday 11am-3pm

ALIVE Welcome Workshop

5pm Tuesday 19th September in the View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Snacks will be provided and all are welcome!

Check out NUI Galway’s new online Academic Skills Hub
Get handy tips and information on:
– Studying at NUI Galway
– How to take notes and do research
– IT and digital skills
– Doing assignments and exams

Careers Centre Events this week

  • Employer Presentations, workshops and more from Deloitte, Dell, Accenture and First Derivatives.
  • Your Degree in Science – What next?
  • Your Degree in Arts – What next?
  • Pop-up CV/Career query clinic for School of Nursing & Midwifery and School of Health Sciences.

For more information and to register visit


#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30. Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50. Advance booking is essential, call or text Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

Could you be one of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs?

IBYE is a programme run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs). The competition is open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 with either an innovative idea for a new business or an already existing business.  Now in its 4th year, IBYE has an investment fund of up to €2 million. The closing date to enter this year’s competition is Friday, 29th September 2017 and there is a €50,000 county investment fund on offer to local winners and runners-up in every single county

Comedy Hypnotist Tickets Winner

Congratulations to Rachel Guckian who correctly told us that Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh is the SU President. Thanks to everyone that entered our competition. Further congratulations to Fionnuala Horkan who won our recent Orientation competition draw and wins free tickets to all our comedy gigs this semester.

Student Leap Cards UNAVAILABLE

Sorry but our Student Leap Card machine is not working so we can’t issue any cards. We will update on our Facebook/Twitter when this is fixed.

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Andrew at Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

GCN Town Hall Talks

We are co-hosting a discussion on bi+ visibility in Ireland, both within and beyond the LGBT+ community, and the specific issues facing bi+ people here with Bi+ Ireland, GCN and the National LGBT Federation 7.30pm-9.30pm Friday 22nd of September in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic will reopen in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm from Tuesday 12th of September. The clinic is by appointment only on a first come, first served basis. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café, Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

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 Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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


Artice by
Joanna Brophy