SU Weekly Email 6 – 5th October 2017

SU Weekly Email 6 – 5th October 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Neil Delamere This Monday

Our next €5 comedy gig is Neil Delamere & Gearóid Farrelly at 8pm this Monday 9th of October and the last few tickets are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building desk now.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week Events

Mon 9th Oct

11am-2pm SU Mental Health Stand at Smokey’s Café.  Tell us what Mental Health means to you, the good, bad and the in between.

8pm SU Comedy with Neil Delamere and Gearóid Farrelly in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5.

Tues 10th Oct

11am-5pm Vintage Clothes Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment.

6pm-8pm Jigsaw FREE Mental Health 5 A Day Talk followed by Q&A in AC204.

Weds 11th Oct

1pm-2pm #loveyourmug ceramic take-away mug decorating workshop in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn. FREE mugs for first 10 people/€5 reduced rate thereafter.

2pm-4pm FREE Mind Hacks workshop on building resilience and managing stress in The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn. Limited spaces. Sign up in the SU Office.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment.

Thurs 12th Oct

7pm Be a Spark in the Dark: Join us on the President’s Lawn to bring some light into the darkness.

8pm-10pm “Inside Out” FREE Movie in the Dillon Theatre

All week: Positive pebbles around campus, handmade by the Welfare Crew, look out for them and if you find one, feel free to take it as a keepsake.

“I am not defined by” campaign. Look out for our “I am not defined by” video, as well as badges from our Welfare Crew.

More information from


Looking for Part Time Work?

We will now be adding any job opportunities we hear about on campus/around Galway to the Part Time job opportunities section of the Careers Connect website. To get email notifications when jobs are advertised please Log on to Careers Connect with your NUIG student ID no. and password to set up your account. More Information Here.


Here are the #littlethings that can make a big difference to our mental health and our wellbeing:

  • Keeping Active
  • Talking About Your Problems
  • Looking Out For Others
  • Doing Things With Others
  • Eating Healthily
  • Staying In Touch
  • Drinking Less Alcohol
  • Sleeping Well

Here’s some people you can talk to about your mental health


Student Leap Cards Back

Our Student Leap Card machine is working again so you can now get your Leap Card in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm for just €10 and we take your photo for you. Just bring your student ID card. Card is valid until 31st December 2018.


FREE Cloakroom Open Today!

The SU FREE Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm this semester. It’s located beside the Students’ Union XL Shop near the Bialann.


Class Rep Meetings This Week

Mon 9th Oct 6pm-8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council – All Class Reps Must Attend
Thurs 12th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

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 Andrew at


NUIG Vintage Clothes Fair 11am-5pm This Tues 10th Oct

We’ll be filling our HUGE VINTAGE SALE, with only the best ON TREND 80s+90s wavy garms at teeny tiny prices! We’ll be stocking; Aztec, Plaid, Cord, Crazy, Pattern, Printed, Cropped, Oversized, Re-worked, USA Vintage, Branded Sportswear, Streetwear, Handmade Jewels, Crystals, Charms, Hats, Pumps, Sweats, Knitwear, 90’s Denim, Suede Bombers, Jackets, Coats, Shirts, Jeans, Dungarees, T’s, Sweaters, Shell, Skirts…. +so much more!


Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • A&L Goodbody, Deloitte, Aryzta – Employers on campus events
  • WAM Programme – Information Session
  • Disclosure Workshop
  • Teaching applications and Courses in Ireland and UK overview
  • Careers in Emerging Technologies
  • Careers in HR
  • Careers Coming to You – Pop-up CV/Career query clinic – College of Business, Public Policy, & Law

For more information and to register visit


Agony Aunt, Agony Uncle

Pop-up advice/support mini sessions (20 minutes each) with a Counsellor, available with Caroline on Tuesday October 10th and with James on Thursday October 12th in the Bank of Ireland meeting rooms. Book Here.


The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) is now open
You can drop into the AWC to get help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism. Opening hours: 11.00-13.00 and 18.00-21.00 daily (except weekends and Friday nights). Bíonn seirbhís Ghaeilge ar fail: Dé Luain (18.00-20.00) agus Déardaoin (11.00-13.00)


Interested in Car Sharing?

Sign up for free at the link below with your email address and join the “NUIG” Group to get or give a lift to NUI Galway.


Life Skills Update

  • Cardiac First Responder Course  €40 (9am-1.30pm Thurs 2nd Nov)
  • Building Resilience & Managing Stress FREE Course (2pm-4pm Weds 11th Oct)
  • Anti-Racism Training  €5  (10.15am-1.30pm Weds 25th Oct)
  • Disclosure Training  FREE Course (10am-1.30pm Tues 7th Nov)
  • Occupational First Aid Course  €100 (9am-5.30pm Fri 3rd Nov, Fri 10th Nov & Fri 17th Nov)
  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1,30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here:


Sin Issue 2

Read issue 2 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to


Connacht Rugby Cheap Tickets!

We are selling reduced rate NUI Galway student tickets from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk for the following matches:

  • Connacht vs Worcester €20         Saturday 21st October
  • Connacht vs Munster     €20         Friday 27th October
  • Connacht vs Cheetahs   €20         Saturday 4th November

NUI Galway student ID Required.


FREE 4 Week Positive Mind-set and Resilience Course

Starts 5pm-6.30pm Wednesday 11th October in Room AMB 1064: 1st floor Psychology wing, Arts Millennium Building.

Admission Free. Book Here.


Create A Collage to help you Visualise Your Positive Future!

6pm-7pm or 7.15pm-8.15pm Wednesday 11th October in AC 203 on Concourse.

Admission Free. Book Here.



Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50.

Every Monday in “The Space”. Advance booking is essential, call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.


Think Before You Pour Video Competition – €1,000 Prize

The Think Before You Flush team invites third level students to submit a 1-2min campaign video to promote a better understanding of our ‘Think Before You Pour’ initiative. The first prize for this competition is €1,000, second prize is €500 and third prize is €250. There is also a People’s Choice Prize, of €500, that will go to the video with the most public views.

More info.


Mary Mulvihill Award for Science Journalism Accepting Submissions

The award is open to any students enrolled in an Irish higher education institution, and consists of a prize of €2,000. This will be awarded to the student who best showcases their creativity, curiosity, and passion for their chosen topic, as well as rigorous and detailed research, in memory of Mary Mulvihill’s own journalistic work. The theme for this year’s entries is: “Science – Whose facts? Whose truth?” Any queries can be sent to


Become one of Ireland’s first Climate Ambassadors

Receive free training on climate change and full support from An Taisce. Carry out four climate actions over 12 months within your college and/or community. Attend award ceremony to celebrate and recognise your work. More Details Here.


Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre (reopens on 2nd of October)

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register


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 Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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


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Joanna Brophy