SU Weekly Email 4 – 22nd September 2016

SU Weekly Email 4 – 22nd September 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Financial Aid Fund Applications Close Fri 30th Sept

The Financial Aid Fund is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies. Semester 1 Financial Aid Fund Online Applications close at 12 noon on Friday 30th September. Contact with any queries.



Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand 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 second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.


Neil Delamere Tickets €5

As part of Mental Health Week NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents comedian Neil Delamere & Support at 8pm on Monday 3rd October in the O’Flaherty Theatre.

Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk (Card Only) now.


SU Card

Have you picked up your FREE SU Loyalty card yet? It magically turns teas/coffees into FREE teas/coffees and once you collect enough points you can transform them into CASH! Get your card from the SU Office now and start using your card in Sult, the SU Shop, Smokeys, Caife na Gaeilge and the Wall Café.


Repeal the 8th Tea, Chat & Human 8

Join us on Monday 3rd of October at 12.30pm in the View, Áras na Mac Léinn for tea and a chat about the Repeal the 8th Campaign and how you can help. We will be joined by Ruth Coppinger TD for this event. We will also be creating a Human 8 after the talk to use in our campaign so we need lots of bodies! Please wear a black t-shirt if you have one.

For more information contact


European Car Free Day TODAY – FREEBIES!

Anyone who uses a Coke-Zero Bike in Galway today will be entered into a draw for €500 bicycle vouchers and you can also join as a new annual member free-of-charge.

The Galway Cycle Hub at Eyre Square, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, will include:

  • Membership promotion by An Rothar Nua with free registration available on site
  • Coca Cola Zero pop-up ‘cycle café’ enjoy complimentary pastries, sandwiches and refreshments without ever leaving your bike.
  • ‘Bike Doctor’ giving free consultation and basic repairs
  • Local bike shop promotion, with selection of bikes

The Galway Scheme will be expanded, with the construction of nine new stations by end of 2016 with three on NUIG campus.


Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €15

We have Connacht vs Edinburgh NUIG Student Tickets for €15 (Bohermore Terrace) on sale in the SU Office & SU Engineering Desk (Card Only). Kick-off is 19:35 Friday 30th September. NUI Galway student ID Required.


NUI Galway Charity 8k – This Saturday!

Registration is now open for the NUI Galway 8k run/jog/walk/crawl in aid of Jigsaw at 10am on Saturday 24th of September. You can still register online here now or up to 9am on Saturday in person at the Kingfisher.


Mental Health Week – Win Neil Delamere Tickets!

Mental Health Week starts on Monday 3rd of October and we have a pair of tickets to give away to Neil Delamare. To enter just email your #littlethings mental health tip(s) to before 5pm on Wednesday 28th of September.


USI National Protest

Join us in Dublin on Wednesday 19th October to march for publicly funded education. For more information contact


Are You Registered to Vote?

If you want to register to vote, the RFA form is available in the SU or here online. The form has to be sent to your County Council before Monday the 31st of October. To find your local County Council, have a look here. If anyone has any questions contact Cathal, the SU Education Officer, at


Lockers – Only 245 left (Engineering Building & Áras Moyola Only)

You need to register online first at and you can either pay online and collect your key at your leisure OR your locker will be reserved for a 3 day period during which you can call up to the SU to collect your key and pay for same. PLEASE NOTE: after the 3 days your reservation expires if you don’t call in to pay.

Please note that keys for lockers in Áras Moyola and the Engineering Building can only be collected at the SU Engineering Desk in the Engineering Building foyer Monday – Friday 11am-3pm. The Engineering Building desk only takes card payment – no cash.


Read Sin Newspaper Issue 1

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email


Suffering from Social Anxiety?

Sign up now for Participate the NUI Galway project to boost student participation and to tackle social anxiety problems.


Free Dance Classes start 9am this Monday

FREE beginners contemporary dance class for all NUIG students and staff in The Cube, 9-10am every Monday morning, beginning Monday 26th September.


FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.



#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20,  1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50

Every Monday in the Wellness room – through The Hub. Call or txt Mick on 0868378589 to book


Struggling with Maths?

SUMS the FREE maths support centre service offers FREE mathematics support to students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses. SUMS opens from 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday, during the academic year.


Maker Space Workshop: Introduction to SketchUp Make – 27/9/16 4-5pm

Learn how to create 3D printable objects using the SketchUp Make software. SketchUp Make is an easy to learn, intuitive and powerful 3D drawing tool. After this 1-hour workshop you will be able to create 3D objects and ready to move on to using the more advanced features available in the software.


NUIG Free STI Clinic EVERY Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm-7pm

The clinic is in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn by appointment only on a first come, first served basis.


Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Employer presentations for Dell, Deloitte, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, KPMG
  • First Year Drop in
  • Law week
  • CV Workshop
  • Interview Workshop

For more information and to register visit


Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card for:

  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Occupational First Aid Course


Class Representatives

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 Cathal at Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.


Worried about yourself (or a friend)?

Head along to the NUI Galway Health & Well Being page. It has all the information you need on any topic to do with getting help for yourself or a friend to be happier and healthier at NUI Galway


How to Print / Copy / Scan across the campus

Come by the library from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th at 11 am or 3 pm for a demonstration on how to use the multi-function devices for printing, copying or scanning.


Student Leap Cards now just €10

The shiny new Student Leap Cards are available now from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. All you need to do is bring yourself, your new college ID, €10 and a smile for the photo we will take of you. These are valid until the 31st of December 2017.


Interested in making a difference? Want to get involved in something fun? Want to be part of something bigger?

Volunteer with your Students’ Union to get involved in lots of fun activities this year. E-mail your Welfare Officer Daniel:


Cáca Dána Theatre presents “All the World’s A Cage”

Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th of October 2016 at 8.30pm in Town Hall Theatre Studio. Tickets €8  or €5 concession. Cáca Dána is a new theatre company founded by NUI Galway Alumni.


Mental Health & Well-being Summit Volunteers

The Mental Health & Well-being summit takes place on October 14th in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. This event will feature talks and workshops across many disciplines on how Mental Health effects all of us and how we can create prevention in addition to a cure. They are looking for volunteers to help out on the day (giving directions, registration, setting up rooms etc.) If you are interested please email  More Info on the Summit.


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 upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult 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