SU Weekly Email 5 – 8th October 2014

SU Weekly Email 5 – 8th October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU Comedy Gig: Lords of Strut

Our next €5 Comedy gig is the Lords of Strut & Support (Kevin O’Connell) at 8pm on Monday 20th of October in the O’Flaherty Theatre. €5 tickets are on sale now in the Students’ Union Office and at our desk in the Engineering Building.

Voter Registration Drive Tuesday 14th October

Are you registered to vote in the upcoming referendum on Marriage Equality? Get registered on Tuesday 14th October 11am-3pm at our Voter Registration desk in Smokey’s Café.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • 6pm-9pm Thursday 9th October Class Reps Training in IT250 – ALL CLASS REPS SHOULD ATTEND
  • 6pm-8pm Monday 13th October SU Council in the Kirwan Theatre – ALL CLASS REPS SHOULD ATTEND
  • 6pm-7pm Tuesday 14th October Health Sciences Council in MY123 Áras Moyola
  • 6pm-7pm Wednesday 15th October Science Council in the Cairnes Theatre
  • 6pm-7pm Thursday 16th October Law/Commerce Council in AC204

If you have been elected as a Class Rep but have not filled out the registration sheet yet please contact the SU Education Officer Phelim Kelly ASAP on

Connacht Rugby Tickets

€15 NUI Galway student tickets on sale now for Connacht vs La Rochelle 5pm Saturday 18th October at the Sports ground. Tickets available from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Building Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open!

The SU Enterprise Awards are now accepting applications and there is a €23,000 prize fund up for grabs! If you have a great idea for a business or a social enterprise make sure you get your entry in early. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.

Criú na Gaeilge: Now Recruiting

Are you interested in the promotion of Irish language and culture on campus? We are now recruiting Criú na Gaeilge who will be responsible for helping to organise and promote events throughout the year, particularly Seachtain na Gaeilge in March. You’ll also be able to get your ALIVE cert from volunteering with this. Anyone who is interested can email Gráinne on and there will be a meeting next Thursday 16th October to get started.


Garda Liaison Officer Clinic

There will be a Garda Clinic 12.30pm-2.30pm on Monday 13th October in the Wellness Centre in the Hub. Feel free to pop by if you have any queries to Garda Nora Brady.


Take the National Student Drug Survey 2014

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland have launched the largest student drug survey in Ireland in collaboration with Irish Needle Exchange Forum. We invite all undergraduate students to take 10 minutes to complete the survey and share it with their peers. The survey, which is completely anonymous, will provide insight into drug trends and drug education among students across Ireland.

Tradsoc Guest Concert with Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (Uilleann Piper and Flute player)

Monday 13th October in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn. Entry (Pay at Door) – Student/Child €3 ; Adult-€5. Tradsoc are joined by TG4’s Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana 2012 (Young Musician of the year 2012)For a great night of music not to be missed.

Free Help with Essay Writing for Students of All Disciplines at the AWC

The AWC  offers free one-on-one tutorials on academic writing to all NUIG students.  International students, mature students, undergrads, postgrads, students of Arts, Science, Business, or Engineering are all equally welcome.

The AWC is in the Library on floor 2. Our hours are 11-1 and 6-9 every weekday (though not Friday nights). Please drop in.


SU Charities for 2014/15 – want to help us?

Every year the Students’ Union selects charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. For the 2014/15 academic year we will be fundraising for Console and BeLonG To. Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. BeLongTo support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland. 

If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email 

Life Skills 2014 – now enrolling

The Life Skills Programme run by the Students’ Union offers a chance to further your development outside of the academic world. To book your space call up to the Students’ Union office beside the College Bar with the course fee where applicable.

Courses on offer to students during the 2014/15 academic term include:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course 8 Spaces Left
  • Occupational First Aid – 7 Spaces left

More info on all the courses is available here.  


8k Run in aid of Jigsaw Galway this Saturday 11th October – Still time to Sign Up!

Registration is still open for the NUI Galway 8k run at 10am on Saturday 11th October in aid of Jigsaw Galway. You don’t have to run – walkers are also welcome to take part! There are lunchtime running groups from the Sports Centre for anyone interested in doing a bit of training before the run.
Early bird sign ups 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 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 new reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

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Joanna Brophy