SU Weekly Email 5 – 29th September 2016

SU Weekly Email 5 – 29th September 2016

Weekly Email


Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Mental Health Week

NUI Galway Mental Health Week starts this Sunday and there are a heap of FREE events for you to get involved in so take some time out to look after your mental health. The programme of events can be found HERE.

If you need any support or information please contact any of the following people:


Financial Aid Fund Applications Close 12 noon TOMORROW

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.



Repeal the 8th Tea, Chat & Human 8

Join us this 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


Mental Health Week – #LittleThings Competition Winner

Congratulations to Collette Mulkeen the winner of our #LittleThings competition who won a pair of tickets to our sold out Neil Delamere gig. Her #LittleThings Mental Health tips were:

  1. A walk in the evening after lectures all day long is good therapy – take 20mins out of your evening and walk alone or with a friend to clear your head and take in some fresh air!
  2. Get outdoors! – we are so lucky to have a beautiful campus with stunning walkways. The local Galway people use our campus for peaceful walks  – go and explore and get some fresh air.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help – there are so many facilities and services on campus to listen and advise you whenever you need help. ASK for help!


Class Reps Training

Class Rep Training takes place on Thursday 6th and Tuesday 11th of October. We will be running 5 sessions of the NSTEP (National Student Engagement Programme) training. If you cannot attend either of these sessions don’t worry as more dates will be available in October. These sessions are limited to 40 places each and the same training will be run over the 5 sessions. Contact Cathal for more details and to book your space on


Help us raise money for the RNLI & Threshold

This year we will be raising money for the RNLI and the homeless charity Threshold but we need your help! If you have any time to volunteer or have any wild ideas for a fundraising event then please get in touch with us! Email


Read Sin Issue 2 Here

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


USI National Protest

Say no to €20,000 debt and join us in Dublin on Wednesday 19th October to march for publicly funded education. For more information contact

Add your name to the petition calling on the Government to Invest in Publicly-Funded Third-Level Education in Ireland Now!

Sign The Petition


Deadline to Withdraw

The deadline to de-register/withdraw from an NUI Galway Course with no fee implications is tomorrow Friday 30th September.


Road Safety Week Freebies

Call in to the SU Office from Monday 3rd October to pick up your FREE Road Safety week high vis vests and rucksack covers while stocks last.


Connacht vs Edinburgh & Ulster Tickets

We now have NUIG student tickets on sale for the Connacht Rugby vs Ulster match (€20) on Fri 7th Oct AND the Connacht vs Edinburgh match (€15) Fri 30th Sept.


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


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


Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Employer presentations: PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)
  • Careers in HR

For more information and to register visit



Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Do you have type 1 diabetes? Are you aged between 18-25 years old?

The D1 now Study Team based in NUI Galway and Galway University Hospitals are launching a campaign to recruit more young adults living with type 1 diabetes aged between 18-25 years old onto their Young Adult Panel (YAP). Members of the panel are involved with working with the D1 now Study Team as co-researchers. Research carried out is ‘with’ and ‘by’ members of the YAP rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ and ‘for’ them. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Mary Clare O’Hara on MaryClare.OHara@hse (091) 542840


FREE Academic Writing Centre Reopens Next Week

More Information.


Need help with Computer Programming?

ComputerDISC is a FREE drop in service for students who are taking any programming/software development courses.


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:


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.


FREE Student tickets for Uprise Startup Festival

Thursday 20th October in RDS. Free ticket code: CollegeUprising



#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


Call for Submissions!

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at The deadline is December 31st, 2016!


GOAL Jersey Day Thursday 13th October 2016

GOAL Jersey Day is the  perfect opportunity to proudly wear your team colours, and an excuse to share your sporting opinions with everyone on campus! GOAL Jersey Day is our flagship fundraising campaign, when staff and students in institutions  nationwide don their county or club GAA colours, soccer or rugby jerseys, in an effort to raise much needed funds for GOAL.  Wear your jersey to college on Thursday 13th October, come over to Smokey’s Café and make a €2 donation to GOAL.


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