SU Weekly Email 30 16th April 2015

SU Weekly Email 30 16th April 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY 11am-4pm in Smokey’s

Elect your SU Mature Students’ Officer, Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and Clubs’ Captain TODAY 11am-4pm in Smokey’s Café. NUI Galway ID required.

Please note that only Clubs’ Captains can vote in the Clubs Captain election and only students from the School of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences can elect their convenor. All registered students can vote in the Mature Students Officer election. If you registered for a Remote Vote please log in to the SU Website between 11am and 4pm to cast your vote.

Extra Study Space 2015

  • Sat 18th & Sun 19th April

Engineering Building 8am-10pm

ENG2002, ENG2003, ENG2033, ENG2034, ENG2035, ENG3035, ENG3036, ENGG017 & ENGG018

  • Study Week Mon 20th April – Sun 26th April 2015

Engineering Building 8am-10pm

ENG2001, ENG2002, ENG2003, ENG2033, ENG2034, ENG2035, ENG3035, ENG3036, ENGG017 & ENGG018

Arts/Science Concourse 8am-11pm

O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre

Áras Uí Chathail Theatre

Mon 20th April-Sun 26th April 8am-11pm (excluding Saturday 25th April Open Day)

Connacht vs Glasgow Tickets €10

We now have €10 NUIG Student tickets on sale in the SU for the Connacht vs Glasgow match on Saturday 25th April at 1.05pm in the Sports ground.

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 15th May 2015

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 15th May 2015. Any items left in your locker after the 15th May 2015 will be disposed of.

Register to Vote to #MakeGráTheLaw on 22nd May

If you missed our Voter Registration Drive fear not! We will still have the forms up here in the SU Office for you to fill out and get stamped at the Garda Station. You have until the 5th of May to register for the Supplementary Register.

The deadline to register for a Postal Vote is Saturday 25th April.

Exam De-Stress Programme: 20th April-8th May 2015

Massage, Soccer, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Meditation, Breakfast in a Bag and more!

For information or to book an appointment email

Upcoming Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshops

Please find below dates for upcoming ASIST Workshops organised by the HSE in the West of Ireland. For further information on the courses or to book a place contact Mary O’Sullivan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention HSE West on or 091 560182.

  • 22nd -23rd April Ballinasloe
  • 23rd-24th April Ballaghaderreen
  • 29th-30th April GMIT
  • 6th-7th May Newman Institute, Ballina
  • 14th-15th May Esker, Athenry
  • 10th-11th June Westport

The SUSI Grant Application System will open on 23 April, 2015
SUSI will open its online grant application system for the 2015/16 academic year on Thursday, 23 April, 2015, two weeks earlier than last year.

Information on grant eligibility and how to apply is available at the SUSI website 
Before making an application, students are encouraged to refer to the and to use the provided on the SUSI website.

Want to earn €10? 

We are running a driving study using our brand new simulator all this week and next in the Arts Millennium Building Extension. It takes just under 1 hour to complete, and will involve a number of simple drives using the simulator and a few short questionnaires in between. You will receive €10 payment for taking part!

To do so, you need a full, Irish driving license, to be aged between 18-24, have insurance and use a smartphone. To arrange a time slot, please contact Aoife at Testing times in the evening and on weekends can also be arranged. Thank you!

Undergraduate Awards Deadline 29th May

There are now just SEVEN WEEKS until the deadline for the Undergraduate Awards! 

To be in with a chance to win a Gold Medal, have your work published in an academic journal, attend the exclusive UA Global Summit for free, and be recognised as the best in your field, all you have to do is submit your coursework for free online. It couldn’t be easier! If you place in the top 10% in your category, you receive a Highly Commended certificate which looks great on any CV and is internationally recognised – as well as the opportunity to attend the UA Global Summit and take part in our global alumni network. Any questions, check out the website – – or email 

It’s free to enter, it’s completely anonymous, and you’ve already done the work – you have nothing to lose! 

Galway 2020 Speak Out Events!

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture will have their next public Galway 2020 speak outs on Inis Mór today Thursday the 16th of April, Inis Oírr on Friday 17th of April and Ballybane on Thursday 23rd April. Please spread the word and come along with any inspiring ideas & visions you may have for Galway 2020! To register to speak or for more information contact


The Ideas Collective: making change happen

Do you have a great idea? Want to act for a better world?
The Ideas Collective is an exciting new opportunity for ambitious young people who are looking to develop their own skills and knowledge while making a positive impact on communities. Participants will learn about how change happens locally and globally. On the programme you will be supported to bring your idea for social change or environmental sustainability to life.

More information at 

Win €10,000 for your App, Product or Service Idea!

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition invites university/college students and recent graduates from across Ireland and Northern Ireland to submit their business ideas for a chance to win up to €10,000, as well as mentoring and other supports for their business ideas. Applicants with existing start-up’s are eligible to enter, as long as the applicants themselves meet the above criteria.

Applications can be submitted online at by 1st May 2015.

Photo Competition

Fascination of Plants Day is a global initiative with events held in over 50 countries to promote the importance of plants at many levels. There will be a number of events in Ireland (see for more details of events in Ireland) including a photo competition (there were over 360 submissions in 2013!). Entries are invited from anyone in Ireland (the winners will receive tickets to Bloom).

Submit your best photos of plants:

  • E-mail your images (maximum 2 per person) as an attachment to with ‘Plant photo’ as the subject
  • Deadline: April 25th 2015-03-12 Include: image title(s), your contact details, and date of birth (if under 18).

In this month’s NUI Galway Student Health 101

Run for your life (literally) – You gave us 7 ways fitness fixes (almost) everything

Scrambled, fried, or chocolate? How do you prefer your eggs?

Find out more – and enter the April draw for €750 in NUI Galway Student Health 101:

The Geec Launch 12pm-2pm Tues 21st April at Engineering Building

On 21 April, 2015, we will launch the Galway energy-efficient car – the Geec – nationally before we ship it to Rotterdam for Shell Eco-marathon Europe in May. Dr James Browne, President of NUI Galway, will join us as we unveil the new and improved Geec 1.1. We will present the engineering and driving team, reveal results of energy-efficiency testing, and share our enthusiasm for this project with anybody who would like to learn about it.

Finally, we will be taking the opportunity to say a big thank you to all of the technical and academic staff who helped with this, and all of our partners and supporters. We are delighted to let you know that Eoin McKeon, Connacht Rugby number 8, and recent NUIG Mechanical Engineering Graduate, will be unveiling the Geec at our launch. Come along to wish all the ‘all the best’ to the Geec before it takes off to the Shell Eco-marathon in Rotterdam. All are welcome. NUI Galway Eco-Marathon Team

Just Ask Me Forum

J.A.M forum is an online platform whereby international students and students interested in learning languages can interact and liaise with one another. It acts as an opportunity for students to arrange language lessons, as well as being a social outlet.


Join the NUI Galway Clubs and Societies in opposing the proposed N6 Galway City Transport Project.

Sign the petition here.

Exam Timetables now available online HERE.

Semester 2 exams are scheduled for Monday, 27th April to Wednesday, 13th May 2015 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

1. Check your personal exam timetable online

2. Also check the Amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam.

3. If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Information Desk in Áras Uí­ Chathail (Ground Floor).

If you have accessed your Timetable & you experience the following (1) cannot see your modules (2) some modules showing and other modules missing, please contact with your missing modules I.e. course instance code, module code and student ID and we can schedule you for late entry seating or alternatively call in to SID Aras Ui Chathail between 9am-12:30pm & 2pm- 4 pm to be scheduled.

Buildings Office Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015

Thank you to all who participated. Congratulations to the winners of our draw for €50 SU vouchers:Laura Henry and Sorcha O’Mahony.


Darkness Into Light 2015 Pop Up Registration Shop

This Friday 5pm-9pm and Saturday 10am-6pm in the Eyre Square Centre you can register for Darkness Into Light in person, collect your t-shirt or pick up a sponsorship card. Avoid the last minute rush on the night of the event!

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 – Friday 11am-3pm.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy