SU Weekly Email 30 – 12th April 2017

SU Weekly Email 30 – 12th April 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Free Breakfast!

Did you know that we provide FREE porridge to NUI Galway students each morning in Smokey’s Café? Well we do! Supplies are limited though so get there early and get some fuel in your belly for the day.


Free STI Clinics

The NUIG Health Unit Free STI Clinics have now finished for this semester but the good news is they will be back in September! The FREE STI Clinic at University College Hospital Galway is open all year round and you can phone them on 091- 525200 to make an appointment.


Easter Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office will close at 5pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 19th of April.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 5pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 9am on Friday 28th of April.
  • The SU Engineering Desk will close at 2pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 11am on Monday 24th of April.
  • The Library will be open Friday 14th April 10am-6pm, closed on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April and open Monday 17th April 10am-6pm.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 9.15am on Wednesday 19th of April.
  • The Academic Writing Centre is now closed until October.
  • SUMS will be closed Monday April 10th-Friday 21st April
  • Sult will be closed from Thursday 13th April and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 18th April.
  • The SU Shop will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Friday 14th & Saturday 15th April. Closed Sunday 16th April. Open 11am-3pm Bank Holiday Monday 17th April.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will be closed from Friday 7th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.


Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.


Extra Study Space Available 8am-10pm Mon 24th April – Weds 10th May

O’Flaherty Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Anderson Theatre


Library Study Break Policy In Operation

The Library Study Break Policy will be in operation until Wednesday 10th May. If you are taking a break use one of the “I’m taking a study break” sheets to mark what time you are leaving. Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a desk for more than 1 hours other students have permission to move them and take your space.


Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.


March for Science – Saturday 22nd April in Dublin

The March for Science will occur on Earth Day, Saturday 22nd April, 2017 in Dublin. The aims of the March for Science are to stand up for science literacy, science communication, stable funding for scientific research, and government policy that is informed by science. Buses have been organised to transport marchers from Galway to Dublin and tickets can be bought for €15 in the Students’ Union at NUIG (from tomorrow) or can be ordered through We the People – Ireland.

More Information.


National Photo Competition to celebrate Fascination of Plants Day on May 18th

Thursday 18th of May is Fascination of Plants Day and to celebrate NUI Galway will again be running a National photo competition. It is open to everyone in all age groups within Ireland. Send your photos (maximum 2 per person) to  before 5 pm Friday 5th of May 2017.


Student Sustainability Leadership Award 2017

Applications are invited for the inaugural NUI Galway Student Sustainability Leadership Award 2017. Open to all NUI Galway students, the successful applicant will be awarded a 12 week scholarship (June-August 2017) with the NUI Galway Sustainability Initiative.  The central aim of the scholarship is to develop student leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about creating a more sustainable campus and community. Details of the Award is available on the NUI Galway Sustainability Website. Please click here for further details.


Bike Week Grants

National Bike Week takes place Saturday 10th-Sunday 18th June. Applications are now open for funding to support local cycling events and activities as part of the Galway Bike Festival celebrations.

Applications close 12noon Friday 21st of April.


#MondayMassage changed to Wednesday next week due to Bank Holiday

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20,  1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50

Every Monday in “The Space” while the wellness room is being renovated. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.


Early bird student rate Connacht Rugby season tickets just €180 (47% saving on gate prices)

Be quick as the price will go up to €225 on 1st May!


President’s Awards for Research Excellence and Ryan Award for Innovation 2017

More Information.



We now have €15 NUIG student tickets on sale for the final Connacht Rugby home match this season against Scarlets at 19:35 on Saturday the 29th of April. On sale in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.


Return your locker keys!

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term.


The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.


Fueling Ambition Roadshow

Encouraging Female Entrepreneurs to maximise their full potential. Elevator Pitch Competition with prize package worth €4,000 at each event. Wednesday April 26th 2017, Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo


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 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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.



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Joanna Brophy