SU Weekly Email 30 14th April 2016

SU Weekly Email 30 14th April 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

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

Vote for us AGAIN! (Pretty Please!)

We are now through to the FINAL of the People’s Choice Award for the Online Marketing in Galway Awards thanks to your votes! So we need you to please vote for us one more time as we are up against some stiff competition and voting has now reopened. It’s one vote per IP address again with no messy registration. Voting deadline 5pm Friday 29th April.

We also made it to the Semi-Final for the Social Media award category. Fingers crossed we scoop something on the night and make ye proud!

FREE 1 Hour Exam Preparation Workshop on Tuesday

10am Tuesday 19th April in Áras Moyola Lecture Theatre MY243. No need to book – all are welcome! Covers how to focus, prioritise, plan and remain calm.

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.

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website:

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. Cash balances will be unaffected. 

If you have any queries, please contact us.

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.

SUSI Grant Applications for 2016/17 Are Now Open

More Information.

Smart Consent Workshop – With Free FoodTODAY

Your last chance to join in a free Smart Consent Workshop this year today Thursday 14th April 2-4pm (Males).

Contact for further details and to book your place.

Support the Secret Cartoonists Exhibition

Don’t forget to visit the Secret Cartoonist’s “University President” exhibition in the Arts Millennium before it finishes tomorrow (Friday). The exhibition is in aid of the High Court gender discrimination cases against NUI Galway.

NUI Galway Alumni Association Writing Competition 2016 – Deadline Fri 22nd April

  • Essay Title: University College Galway and the 1916 Rising
  • Closing Date: 5pm Friday 22nd 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.

Vote for NUI Galway in Solve a Campus Challenge Comp

Vote for  Blackstone LaunchPad NUI Galway in the Blackstone LaunchPad Global Network Solve a Campus Challenge Competition!

FREE Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Buddhist Monk, Gelong Thubten TOMORROW Friday, 15th April

Aula Maxima Lower, NUI Galway. 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.

Nominate your NUI Galway Teaching Hero for an Award

Teaching Heroes do more than come to lectures prepared and on time. Teaching Heroes are inspiring and innovating bringing disciplines to life. They set you upon a career path, share their passion for learning, and challenge you as a student. Your Teaching Hero might be inspiring, a role model, engaging, patient, innovative, life-changing. Tell us about your higher education Teaching Hero in 150 words or less.

Scholarships available for NUIG 11th Cinema, Human Rights & Advocacy Summer School

Application deadline 30th April. More information.

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

This link below is to a survey about people¹s 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, and would like to participate, please 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:

Undergraduate Awards – Application Deadline 31st May

Submit your coursework now and get awarded for your efforts.

Give Blood in Galway next Week

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 19th-Thursday 21st April The Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra

12pm-3.30pm Sunday 24th April The Clybaun Hotel, Knockncarra

Darkness Into Light 2016 4.15am Saturday 7th May

Registration is now open Raising funds for Pieta House

Travelbird Scholarship + Internship Programme

The most successful applicant will win a €3,000 award plus a paid internship for 3-6 months at the Travelbird HQ in Amsterdam. This is open to all undergraduates, 18 years or over. Please go to the website for full details and how to apply. All of the information is available at

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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