SU Weekly Email 3rd April 2014

SU Weekly Email 3rd April 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course now enrolling €40

The course starts next Thursday 10th of April and runs until Thursday 29th May.

  • 6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers (10 spaces left)
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate (5 spaces left)

You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office now and pay the €40 course fee. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.


Student Summit

Irelands largest Innovation and Entrepreneurship events for students with some of Irelands most influential speakers, start ups and workshop hosts on the 8th of April in Dublin Castle.
Tickets: Sign Up Here for FREE. Email:

Connacht vs Munster Tickets €10

Connacht vs Munster 18:15 Saturday 19th April 2014. €10 NUI Galway Student Tickets on saleNOWfrom the SU Office.

Winner of SU Enterprise Awards 2014

Huge congratulations to Brian Slattery NUI Galway Psychology PhD student from Dublin, who won the top prize of €10,000 at our Enterprise Awards on Saturday. His winning project Student Talksis an online knowledge platform for students to communicate their ideas, connect with other students and find out about courses and careers. The two runner-up prizes of €5,000 each were awarded to The NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund and Loyal-T Stamped. More information.

Republic of Telly

Want to get yourself on telly? Republic of Telly are recording in NUI Galway TODAY (Thursday 3rd April) 10am-5pm outside the Arts Millennium Building. You will have just 7 seconds to impress! So whatever your talent is come over and share it with us.


Library Easter Opening Hours: Extended to include Good Friday & Easter Monday

Monday 14th April – Thursday 17th April 08.30-22.00

Friday 18th April & Monday 21st April 10.00-18.00

More Exam Updates Here.


€420,000 in Funding Available to Galway Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland will be holding an information evening about their competition in the School of Business this Friday 4th April at 6pm. The closing date for entries to their 2014 Awards competition is 5pm on Monday, 28th April. Following a multi-stage review process, the winning nominees will be announced at a ceremony in November 2014.  For an application form and more information about the roadshow please visit


Win Sea Sessions Tickets

We have another chance for you to win a pair of Sea Sessions tickets coming up on our Facebook page on Tuesday so keep your eyes peeled!


ROPES Launch Party

The ROPES 2014 launch party will take place on the 10th of April at 4pm in the COPE charity shop, on St. Augustine’s Street (off Shop Street). The launch will be opened by award-winning novelist Niamh Boyce, as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Admission is free, all are welcome and there will be refreshments served, alongside readings from ROPES 2014.

Copies of the journal will be available at the launch for €10, with all proceeds going to COPE Galway.

For further information on the launch or to order an advance copy of the journal please contact the ROPES marketing team at: ropesmarketing@gmail.comor visit us on FacebookorTwitter


Exam De-stress Programme starts Monday 7th April

You can book a de-stressing treatment, including massage, acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy – 30 minute treatment is €10. Email destressbooking@nuigalway.ieto book. The Chaplaincy are offering a Pre-exam Retreat Evening in the Chapel, Monday 7th April, 6-8pm, and their famous ‘Breakfast-in-a-bag’ at pre-exam mass, each morning during exams. Or book a Soccer De-stress 5-aside game.  All details can be foundhere.


Check the Register

Are you registered to vote in the European & Local elections on 23rd May 2014? If you are entitled to vote but don’t appear on the register the closing date for inclusion on the Supplemental Register of Electors is the  6 May. The Postal and Special Supplement closing date is the 26 April. Application forms are available here.


Measles in NUI Galway

The Department of Public Health has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles in students at NUI Galway.Measles is highly contagious and can cause serious complications. The only way to prevent measles is by vaccination. Any student who has not had two doses of MMR vaccine should be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Handwashing helps stop the spread of infectious diseases.If you have a skin rash, high temperature, cough, runny nose or red or watery eyes please stay at home until 4 days after the onset of symptoms and you are well again. You should also contact your G.P. by phone if you are unwell. Unvaccinated housemates of cases of measles will need to stay at home for a number of days depending on when they were exposed. This is to avoid transmitting measles to others.

More information on measles is available here.

Election results 2014

Congratulations to the Incoming SU Officers for 2014/15 who will take up their positions on the 1st of July. They are:

President: Declan Higgins

Vice President / Education Officer: Phelim Kelly

Vice President / Welfare Officer: Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Gráinne Ní Bheoláin

Equality Officer: Rebecca Melvin

Societies’ Chairperson: Patrick O’Flaherty

Clubs’ Captain: Damien Griffin

Postgraduate Officer: Cian Moran

Mature Students Officer: Michelle Mitchell

SU Council Chair: Karl Picard

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies: Sarah Kelly

Convenor of the College of Science: Joanne Duffy

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science: Simon Neary

Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics: Oisín Moloney

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law: Megan Reilly


Mindfulness for Chronic Headache

Do you suffer with recurring headaches?  Would you like to learn mindfulness exercises to help manage headache pain?  Are you 18 years of age and over?  If you answered YES to all of these questions you are eligible to take part in a free, online mindfulness based stress reduction programme tailored for adults with chronic or recurring headache.  This is a six week, self-paced programme.  Participants have unlimited access to the mindfulness based exercises and information designed to support self-management of headache pain.

What you will have to do?  Participants will be required to take a brief survey (30 multiple choice questions) before starting and after completing the online programme.  For further information or to take part, go directly tothis link.

Sin Issue 12

The final issue of Sin for the 2013/14 academic year is available to read onlinehere. Well done to Jess and all the Sin team on a great job this year.


Moving Out?

If you are leaving Galway and cannot take all your stuff, you can drop off your quality unwanted items to the Alive Office in the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn on the following dates and times and they will be donated to Gorta:

  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 17th April
  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 1st May
  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 8th May

They want: clothes, shoes, books, accessories, jewellery, household items, DVDs and CDs. They can’t accept toys, electrical or nursery items. Gorta needs your help to fight world hunger.


Grinds Register

If you are interested in giving or getting Grinds visit our Grinds Register for all the information you need


Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or selling


Need Help?

With Maths: SUMS

With Computer Programming: Computer Disc

With Writing: Academic Writing Centre.

With Legal Issues: FLAC

These services are all FREE!

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 reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy