SU Weekly Email 5 – 27th September 2018

SU Weekly Email 5 – 27th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.



Today is your chance to elect your SU Vice-President/Education Officer and SU Ethnic Minority Officer. Bring your NUIG ID to vote 10am-6pm at Smokey’s Café or in Áras na Mac Léinn. If you registered for the Remote Vote option make sure you log on to the SU Website to vote between 10am-6pm today. The votes will be counted this evening once polling stations close.


National Housing Protest in Dublin Weds 3rd Oct – Join Us!

We are organising buses to Dublin on Wednesday 3rd of October for all NUIG students who want to join the National Housing Protest with us. €2 return bus tickets are available from the SU Office now. Bus departs from Galway Cathedral 8am sharp. Return to Galway by 7pm (approx.)


Bus To March For Choice

We are organising a bus to the National March for Choice in Dublin this Saturday 29th of September. Return bus tickets are €2 and are available from the SU Office. NUIG student ID required. Bus leaves The Quad NUIG at 9.30am and returns from St Stephen’s Green at 5pm sharp.  For more information contact


Commuter Challenge Starts on Monday

Have you registered for the NUI Galway Commuter Challenge yet? It’s running from this Monday 1st of October until the 11th of November with lots of great prizes to be won!

Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now here.


Financial Aid Fund Closes Monday

The Financial Aid Fund is a scheme aimed at disadvantaged students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their studies. Applications close at 12noon on Monday 1st of October. Apply online HERE. Please email with any queries.


Free High Vis Vests

We will have a limited number of Free High Vis vests available from the SU Office from 10am on Monday morning to mark Road Safety Week.


Class Reps Training Monday 1st of October

Class Rep training will take place 5pm-8pm Mon 1st Oct in HBB G019 Large Lecture Theatre in the Human Biology Building (opposite Sult). This training will include an Introduction to Class Rep Council, Public Speaking, Activism and dealing with Management, as well as a talk from The Union of Students in Ireland (USI).
All elected Class Reps are asked to attend.

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU on .


Sin Issue 2

You can read the issue 2 of Sin newspaper online HERE. The Sin newspaper editor Áine is still looking for volunteers so if you are interested in helping drop her a line to


Vintage Clothes Fair

Our Vintage Clothes Fair is back on Tuesday 9th of October in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Register online NOW for FREE spaces on these NUIG Smart Life Courses:

  • Positive Mind-set & Resilience
  • Managing your Time
  • Goal Setting
  • PhD Support Group
  • Decision Making
  • Postgrad Support Group
  • Troubled by Procrastination?
  • Note Taking & Study Skills
  • Exam Prep
  • Assignment Prep


Arts in Action Starts Next Week

Arts in Action is a series of weekly free music and theatre lunchtime performances at NUIG. The launch event is 1pm-2pm Wednesday 3rd of October in the O’Donoghue Centre and will feature Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn from De Dannan.


Seas Suas Training

Registration is open for the free Seas Suas training programme run by NUIG Chaplaincy. The training provides volunteers with info on topics such as mental health, suicide prevention, alcohol, drugs, sexual consent, cyber bullying and relevant supports. Volunteers who complete the programme will receive the ALIVE certificate, awarded by the President of NUI Galway. Register online here


NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets

Use the discount code “NUIG-Bor-1819” to get reduced rate tickets online for Connacht Rugby vs Bordeaux Begles EU Challenge Cup match 3pm Saturday 13th of October.

Please note we won’t be getting discount codes for Leinster, Munster or Ulster matches.


Registering with NUIG Disability Support Service

All students with a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition, or a specific learning disability should register with the Disability Support Service. Students who wish to avail of exam supports for December must register with the DSS by the 19th of October. You can register online here:


Need help with Maths?

SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to 1st and 2nd year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.


Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.


How safe do you feel in Ireland?

Have you ever experienced any form of harassment due to your gender? Do you always feel safe on public transport?

In conjunction with Plan Internationals’ Safer Cities report which examined safety risks for girls and young women in 22 cities across the world, including Dublin, Plan International Ireland now wants your opinion on how safe people, particularly youths, feel in Ireland. The survey should only take 5 minutes, and responses are completely anonymous. You will also be in with a chance to win a one-for-all voucher! Survey Link


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.


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 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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


Artice by
Joanna Brophy