SU Weekly Email 33 – 5th May 2016

SU Weekly Email 33 – 5th May 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your LAST weekly email from your Students’ Union for the 2015/16 academic year! 

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.

Lockers for 2016/17 will go on sale on the SU Website at 10am on Monday 29th of August.

We are running a competition to find a NEW NAME for The College Bar!

As part of the redevelopment of the College Bar this summer we are looking to incorporate the building’s very unique history into its new name. The College Bar building has a very varied history, from being a Bonded Whiskey Store to a Copper Factory. You could win a set of TDK smartphone wireless headphones!

Follow this link to see a summary of the building’s history and to enter the competition

Staying in Galway for the Summer?

You will be flat out! Here’s our guide to everything going on in Galway this summer. Yay summer!

SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday 13th 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. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.

Leaving Galway for the Summer? Don’t want anything you leave behind to go to waste? Like to help out those in need in Galway?
The NUIG Rover Society are holding a collection of unwanted items that may be of use to Galway’s Homeless that might otherwise end up in the bin. They’re collecting a range of unwanted items including old clothes or blankets and unopened food stuff.

Drop offs and collections will take place on campus and around the city in different student accommodation spots. The full set of details can be found here on their Facebook event page – Click Here – so take a look to see how you could help out before heading home or away for the summer!

Ravelóid Music Festival Discount for NUIG Students!

Get your tickets for Ravelóid for just €99 by using the discount code NUIG@Rav3 before Thursday 12th of May (instead of €129 full price).

No more ISIC Cards

Sadly we will no longer be offering the ISIC Card processing service in the SU. We will continue to issue Student Leap Cards all summer long and next year for just €15 to get you loads of discounts AND we take your photo. More info.

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.

Exam Results

Undergraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released from Tuesday, 14th to Friday, 24th June 2016.  

Postgraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results will be released on Friday, 1st July 2016. 

Looking for a job?

Kickstart your search 9.30am-2pm Thursday 12th May in AC201 with the Career Development Centre.

Register online now to attend for free:

Travel Vaccines Shortage

Travel Vaccines are currently unavailable in the Student Health Unit due to a nationwide shortage. Please visit the Tropical Medical Bureau in Eyre Square or on or phone them on 091 547553 for information on countries and vaccines required. If you have a Student Leap Card (available from the SU) you can get a 10% discount on vaccines from the Tropical Medical Bureau.

The Year Ahead

The Academic Calendar for 2016/17 is available here.

Summer Holiday Arrangements

  • From Thursday 12th of May the SU Office will be open Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • From the 1st of June the Student Health Unit will only be seeing Postgrad & Masters students. Opening hours during the summer: 09:30am-12:30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The Wall Café will be open 8am-3pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The SU Shop will be open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The College Bar will be open 8.30am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 8.30am-12am Friday. The College Bar will be closed for renovations from the 7th of July to the 10th of August.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will close on Friday 13th May for the summer.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Friday 6th May.
  • The SU Engineering desk will close at 15:00 on Friday 6th May and will re-open at 11am on Monday 5th September.
  • SUMS, The Academic Writing Centre and Computer DISC are all now closed for the summer.

Teaching begins on Monday 5th of September for all years.

Join the Galway 2020 Volunteer Programme

The highly successful volunteer programme is back with a bang and we’re looking to form an army of volunteers to get involved in the final 6 weeks of the Galway 2020 bid. Volunteer Meetup on Thursday 12th May at 6pm in the Galway 2020 hub, St. Augustine Street, Galway. 
Let us know you’re coming by emailing with ‘Volunteer’ in the subject line.

Darkness Into Light 2016 4.15am This Saturday 7th May

Registration is now open Raising funds for Pieta House

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-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm during the summer.

Thank You!

We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officers are still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected officers will take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer. The Weekly Email will be back in September!

Artice by
Joanna Brophy