SU Weekly Email 31st October 2013

SU Weekly Email 31st October 2013

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Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union!

Naked Calendar on Sale Monday Afternoon

The NUI Galway Students’ Union 2014 Naked Calendar goes on sale this Monday 4th November at 3pm. 63 brave NUI Galway students revealed all for the calendar and you can get an eyeful for only €5! Calendars will be on sale from the Students’ Union Office, the SU Shop, the SocsBox, our desk at Smokey’s and the SU desk in the Engineering Building (11am-3pm Monday-Friday). All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline.

Bernard O’Shea (Republic of Telly) Mon 11th Nov

Our next comedy gig is Republic of Telly star Bernard O’Shea and Support on Monday 11th November at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for just €5 in the SU Office and at the SU desk in the Engineering Building (11am-3pm Monday-Friday).

White Collar Fight Night 14th November

The NUI Galway Students’ Union White Collar Fight Night is back on Thursday 14th November in the Bailey Allen Hall. The event is in aid of the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline. Doors 7pm, first fight 7.45pm. Tickets on sale in the SU office Monday 4th November: €12 for adults, €7.50 for students, under 18’s & OAPs. Children under 12 go free.

Let’s Talk Wednesday 6th November

The Students’ Union and their Welfare Crew, in conjunction with four Commerce students, will be running a ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign on campus on Wednesday 6th November, to encourage people to talk about their problems, issues or concerns. We will be giving out free goodie bags so keep an eye out for the bright green t-shirts! If you would be interested in helping out, please e-mail Declan Higgins, VP/Welfare Officer at

NUI Galway Disability Legal Information Clinic 6th Nov

Come along if you need legal information in an accessible format nuigdlic@gmail.com

Connacht vs Glasgow Tickets

We now have €10 NUI Galway Student tickets on sale for the next Connacht Rugby home game on Saturday 2nd November at 5pm against Glasgow at the Sportsground.  

Hardiman Research Scholarships

NUI Galway is offering Hardiman Research Scholarships for Structured PhD programmes. These scholarships are fully-funded four-year PhD scholarships. The value of the Research Scholarship is a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. For full information on the application process, please go to:

The deadline for receipt of applications is 17:00 Monday 18th November, 2013.

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day Tuesday

The Postgrad Open Day takes place on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 12 noon to 4pm in the Bailey Allen Hall. Over 70 stands are exhibiting with funding talks at 1pm and 2pm. Free CV Clinic: bring your CV and have it professionally reviewed. Pre-register to attend online now at: just turn up and register on the day. Enquiries


Academic Writing Centre New Opening Hours

Throughout November, the AWC will hold the following opening hours:
Monday- Thursday 11-1 and 6-9 and Friday 11-1. 
Bíonn seirbhís Ghaeilge ar fáil :
Dé Luain, (18.00-20.00) – Ní gá coinne a dhéanamh. 
Dé Máirt (18.00-20.00) – Ní gá coinne a dhéanamh. 
(Bíonn seirbhís ar fáil Dé Céadaoin freisin idir 11.00-13.00 ach coinne a dhéanamh)

Library Reading Room Extended Opening Hours

The Opening Hours for the Library Reading Room are now 07.00 – 02.30 7 Days per Week


Do you have any enterprising ideas? Want to share in a €2,000 prize fund?

Enter the SCCUL Student Enterprise Awards date 22nd November 2013

Bus Éireann Tickets on sale in SU

We now sell Bus Éireann tickets for all routes including Galway city service monthly and weekly tickets in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We can also stamp loyalty cards when you buy your ticket here.


Issue 4 of Sin is out now. Pick up a copy from the Sin bins around campus or read it online here:

ISIC Cards now on sale in SU

We are now selling ISIC Cards in the Students’ Union office. The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only globally recognised student ID with 41,000 benefits in 126,000 locations. The card costs just €15 and lasts until December 2014. We take your photo and print it off straight away Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Arts in Action

Free arts events on campus every week during term time.

Focus group discussion on Ireland’s International Education Strategy

ICOS and USI invite you to participate in a focus group discussion on Ireland’s International Education Strategy to be held on Wednesday November 6th in Aras na Mac Leinn, Meeting Room 2 from 5pm until 7pm

Ireland’s 2010 strategy, “Investing in Global Relationships”, set out a vision that Ireland would “offer a high-quality education, strong integration with domestic students, and an unparalleled experience that adds significant value to the career outcomes of all who are educated here.” The views of students both Irish and international are particularly important when considering some of the questions that now need to be addressed. For further details, see the review documentation  here. To confirm your attendance, please contact Colin Tannam, Irish Council for International Students: ctannam@icosirl.ieby Monday, November 4th.  Food and refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings and Training

Mon 4th Nov

2pm – 3pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Mon 4th Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 5th Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

Class Rep  Training 2

Weds 6th Nov

6pm – 7pm

ENG2003 Lecture Room 2

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 7th Nov

6pm – 7pm


Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council

If you have been elected as a class rep please make sure you call to the SU Office to register. There will be a second Class Reps Training session on the 5th of November for those who missed the first one.

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 Catherine Breslin at

2014 Undergraduate Awards programme 

The 2014 Undergraduate Awards has now been launched and students can submit their work online, or register to submit it at a later date. Visit www.undergraduateawards.comfor more information 

Life Skills – Sign up now!                  

  • Door Security Procedures (FETAC Level 4) – 3 day course 8th – 10th November €110
  • Manual Handling Course – Friday 29th November €30

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith 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 new reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy