SU Weekly Email 30 – 19th April 2018

SU Weekly Email 30 – 19th April 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUIG Marchathon Prize Giving Today

Join us for tea, coffee, pastries and prizes at 10.30am TODAY Thursday 19th April in the Corrib Room at Sult to celebrate the achievements of the NUIG Marchathon Teams.



Dé Sathairn, 21ú Aibreán/Saturday, 21st April

Cruinniú: 2pm Ollscoil na Gaillimhe / Assembling : 2pm NUI Galway

Imeacht : 2.30pm i dtreo lár na cathrach / Leaving : 2.30pm for City Centre


Study Week De-Stress Events

  • 11am Mon 23rd April Ice Cream van giving out FREE ice-cream while stocks last outside Engineering Building
  • 12pm-2pm Tues 24th April Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-3pm Weds 25th April Hula Hoops Inflatable Basketball Game with FREE Hula Hoops outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-1pm Weds 25th April Just Be You – FREE Confidence Building Workshop in IT202
  • 9am-10am ALL WEEK FREE Porridge at Sult while stocks last!


#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Your new officers who will take up their positions on the 1st of July are:

President: Megan Reilly

VP/Education Officer: Louis Courtney

VP/Welfare Officer: Clare Austick

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Adhna Nic Dhonnchadha

Gender and LGBT+ right officer: Alex Coughlan

Disability Rights officer: Muireann O’ Sullivan

International Student officer: Daniel McFadden

Mature Students officer: Chuka Paul Oguekwe

Postgrad research officer: Jibran Abbasi

Postgrad Taught Officer: Cameron Keighron

SU Council Chairperson: Sabrina Vaughan

Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic studies: Rían McKeagney

Convenor for the college of Business, Pubic Policy and Law: Clodagh McGivern,

Convenor for the college of science: Scott Green

Convenor for the College of Engineering and Informatics: Roshan George

Convenor for the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: Liezel Ravenscroft

Societies Chairperson: Brandon Walsh

Clubs captain: Ryan Guilfoyle


Just Be You

“Just Be You” is a FREE a confidence building workshop with Kitty Satine 11am-1pm Wednesday 25th of April in IT 202 NUI Galway. Bring along a cushion, blanket and water. This workshop will be all about empowerment, spreading positivity and boosting your self-confidence so you can Just Be You.


Referendum Result

The Referendum on the Creation of the Position of Ethnic Minorities Officer Passed with 80% students who voted in favour of creating this new SU Officer position. There will be an election to fill the Position at the start of the 2018/19 Academic Year. If you are interested in running for this position please contact for more information.


Locker Keys

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Friday 18th of May. 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 (please leave the pad lock on the locker) must be dropped up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Any lockers with deposits (Áras Moyola and IT Building) will only be refunded from the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Collect Your Books

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm Thursday 31st of May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.


Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 9am-9pm from Saturday 21st of April until Thursday 17th of May in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Kirwan Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • Darcy Thompson Theatre


Connacht vs Leinster Rugby Tickets

We have Connacht vs Leinster student tickets on sale for €20 in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Kick off 15.05 Saturday 28th of April and it’s the last match of the season.


Extended Library Opening Hours Start This Weekend

Thanks to the library staff who have agreed to facilitate extended weekend opening hours again on following weekends:

  • 21st/22nd April
  • 28th/29th April
  • 5th/6th May

The library will be open Saturdays 8.30am-9pm & Sundays 10am-9pm on these weekends.


Study Break Policy Back in Library

Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them to one side and use the space. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the library to record the time you leave and come back within the hour!


Sin Issue 12

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now out and available to read online here. Well done to Sorcha, Shannon and all the Sin team on a great year of the paper.



As part of the NUI Galway Buildings & Estates Office upcoming Quality Review they are looking for a cross section of students to take part in a focus group 10.30am-11.30am Weds 25th of April in THBG010 on the ground floor of the Library. Tea, coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. To take part please email


MA Drama and Theatre studies Applied Theatre Performance 11am-2pm TOMORROW

Six performances which promise to be immersive, entertaining and push the limits of what theatre is thought to be. These are social, political and enjoyable pieces based right here on NUIG campus 11am-2pm Friday 20th April.


Calling all students!

Do you want to participate in a research study concerning college students’ attitudes towards their peers with disabilities?

This research aims to gain a better understanding of attitudes, thoughts and feelings towards other students with disabilities.

Questionnaire Link.


Sustainability Leadership Awards Applications Open

The Community and University Sustainability Project Team (CUSP) is seeking to offer Sustainability Leadership Awards to up to 4 NUI Galway Students to advance the roll-out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020.   The Awards are being offered in 4 project  theme areas namely Energy; Water; Nature & Ecosystems; and Communications & Engagement. The awards are open to all NUI Galway Students and successful applicants will be awarded an 8 – 12 week scholarship (June-August 2018) funded by the NUI Galway Student Union through the Student Project Fund.

The central aim of the awards is to develop student leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about developing a more sustainable campus and community.  It is envisaged that the positions will deliver a positive experience for the successful candidates by providing an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in sustainability knowledge and application, research, networking, teamwork and communication. Student Leadership Awards 2018 for more information and details on the application process. Deadline Monday 30th April.


Documentary + exhibition: ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’

The premiere screening of a short documentary called ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’ will be shown in public for the first time at 9:30am on Wednesday the 25th of April in the Alice Perry Engineering building, NUI Galway. The creation of this documentary was inspired from the hugely popular exhibition that celebrates the acquisition of the personal archive of O’Shaughnessy, which was on display in the Hardiman library at NUI Galway since October 2017, and is moving this month to its permanent display in the Alice Perry Engineering building at NUI Galway.

Register for FREE tickets here.


Opinions on Student-local relations in Galway City
We are looking for students to participate in a short 20 minute (max) focus group to discuss the student-local relationships within Galway city. The focus group will take place next week and we would appreciate your participation, snacks will be provided! Please email for more information.


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 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm during term.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)


Artice by
Joanna Brophy