SU Weekly Email 5 – 26th September 2019

SU Weekly Email 5 – 26th September 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Break The Barriers on the 3rd of Oct

On Thursday 3rd of October we want you to join us in Dublin as part of the National Demonstration to #BreakTheBarriers to Education. We will be calling for:

  • Affordable Accommodation
  • Publicly Funded Education
  • An increase in SUSI grants
  • Reform of BTEA
  • Affordable Transport

Return bus tickets €2 are on sale NOW from the SU. Buses leave Galway 10am and leave Dublin 4pm. NUIG Student ID required. Contact for more info


Vote Today

Our polling station is open 10am-5pm TODAY at Smokey’s Café for the election of your SU Postgrad Taught Officer and Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. Bring your NUIG ID with you to vote. If you’ve registered for a Remote Vote log on to the SU Website 10am-5pm to vote.


Class Reps Training Monday

Have you been elected as a Class Rep? Training for Class Reps takes place from 5pm this Monday 30th of September. If you have been elected or would like to become a Class Rep contact Cameron on for more information.


Sin Issue 2

Hot off the presses you can read Issue 2 of Sin Newspaper here and you could win FREE PIZZA!


Anti-Racism Workshop

We still have some spaces left on our Anti-Racism Workshop 10am-1.30pm Mon 4th Nov. This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”. The cost is €5 and you can sign up in the SU Mon-Fri 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570.


Have you entered the Student Leap Card giveaway yet?

There’s a €500 CASH PRIZE up for grabs! All you have to do is take a snap and show them your student journey by posting it on Instagram using the hashtag #MyStudentJourney

Participants must be a Student Leap Cardholder & make sure your account is on public so they can see your entry. Extended entry Deadline 12th Oct.


NUIG Graduate Jobs Fair Tuesday

The NUIG Graduate Jobs Fair is on 12.30pm-3.30pm Tues 1st Oct in the Kingfisher Sports Hall. There’ll be over 110 employers attending.


Ever thought about comedy to share your academic research?

Come along and hear all about the Bright Club programme – training researchers to be comedians and to bring academic work to wider communities. Free lunch included 12noon TODAY Thursday 26th of September in the Library meeting rooms. Email for more info.


Bike Thefts

There have been an alarming number of bicycle thefts reported to Galway Gardaí in recent days with most of these thefts from the 3rd level institutions.

The following Crime Prevention Advice is advised:
•Spend 10% to 20% of the value of your bike on two locks.
•Use any provided safe bike parking facilities, and lock your bike tightly to an immovable object. The NUI Galway secure bicycle compound (see the Cycling Map  for location) is located to the west of the Arts/Science Concourse Building. Anyone with a valid in date student / staff University ID card can access the compound. You must also swipe out.
•Keep the lock off the ground.
•Take a photo of your bike, note the serial number and email it to yourself so that you have a record of it.
•If there are no safe bike parking facilities lock your bike indoors or in well-lit areas if possible.


Info Session on Postgrad Scholarship Applications

The IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship call for 2020 is now open, and the NUIG Research office is having an advisory session to support applications: 5.30pm Thurs 10th Oct in Lecture Theatre 243, Áras Moyola. This is a good opportunity for both applicants and supervisors to seek guidance on their application and to have any questions answered.


NUIG Lost & Found Update

Good news! The Student Registry Helpdesk (formerly SID) in Áras Uí Chathail will resume the NUI Galway Lost and Found service from today.


FierceAF: Boxing Edition in Salthill 10am-12.30pm this Saturday

The event is designed for all levels of participation and will have coaches on hand from 4 different boxing clubs circuits to try out different aspects of boxing and training, exhibition fights in a main boxing ring, swag bags with wraps and gum shields, all for just €15 (€10 online). This will be followed by FierceAF: Beach Edition, a FREE event that will take place on the beach in Salthill from 1-3pm, where participants will be able to observe demonstrations, try out a variety of activities and meet different local clubs and organisations, including Yoga, Taekwondo and Tai Chi. More info at


Upcoming FREE Smart Life Courses:

  • Mindfulness
  • Decision Making
  • Note Taking and Study Skills
  • Managing Your Time & Workload
  • Troubled by Procrastination?
  • Exam Preparation

More info and registration


Free Tomorrow?

There’s a Disco Bingo fundraiser in aid of Galway Simon Community at 56 Central Restaurant with lots of great prizes


Upcoming Sinn Féin Society Events

  • 9.30pm Weds 2nd Oct Free Screening of documentary “No Stone Unturned” AC201 which details the circumstances behind Northern Ireland’s Loughlinisland massacre
  • 7.30pm Thurs 3rd Oct Panel Discussion on Irish Unity with guests speakers Martina Anderson MEP, Gerry Adams TD, Matt Carthy MEP, Michelle O’Neill MLA,  Mickey Brady MP in the Carrickdale Hotel, Co. Louth. If enough people are interested, the society will be running return bus from Galway but you need to email us at to avail of this.


Free Digital Champions Workshops at NUIG – Lunch Included!

  • Ace Your Exams: Free Tools & Apps To Help Ace Your Exams
  • Online Video & Creating Your Own Video Pitch
  • Introduction to NUIG MakerSpace
  • Podcasts – The Power of the Spoken Word

More info and booking


Volunteer Ireland Award Nominations

Nominations are open until the 4th of Oct for the Volunteer Ireland Awards. Anyone can nominate themselves or a volunteer they know (e.g. a co-worker, employee, fellow volunteer, friend, relative, neighbour, or coach).


FREE Training Courses in the Library

  • Intro to Podcasting
  • Intro to Blogging
  • Your Digital Brand
  • Conducting a Literature Review
  • Social Media for Research
  • Citing & Referencing
  • Smart Searching for Your Assignment

More info and booking


Living With Psychosis?

CReSt-R is a study of a new therapy to improve everyday function focusing on young people living with psychosis. The study is being run by Prof. Gary Donohoe and Emma Frawley, School of Psychology, NUIG. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please contact or 086 852 7199.


Important Deadlines

  • Mon 30th Sept: Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct: Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge

Registration Information Here


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 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.


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Joanna Brophy