SU Weekly Email 7 – 12th October 2017

SU Weekly Email 7 – 12th October 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Mental Health Week Events TODAY

  • Look out for our Positive pebbles around campus, handmade by the Welfare Crew and if you find one, feel free to take it as a keepsake.
  • 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

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Equality Week 2017

Mon 16th Oct

11am-2pm “Creating Inclusion” the official launch event for Social Inclusion Week in Tribeton, Merchants Road, Galway

12pm-2pm Look out for the EqualiTeam in green t-shirts handing out rainbow badges all around campus to show support to the LGBT+ community.

8:15pm – 9:15pm Talk on Marriage Equality in the North in AC202. Discussion about issues faced by people living in Northern Ireland alongside brainstorming on how we can help.

Tues 17th Oct

12pm-2pm Equality Week disability information stand at Smokey’s Café. Call up for a chat.

7pm-9pm Writer’s Soc/Fem Soc collaboration in the Dillon Theatre. Rewrite/personalise your favourite stories to bring a little more diversity to today’s popular fiction! Take your favourite stories and remake the characters to be more inclusive.

Weds 18th Oct

1pm-5pm ”Step outside your defining box” to see beyond the ”labels” and celebrate everyone’s diversity. Meeting point at Galway Yellow, outside the Arts/Science concourse. Then, we will paint our hands in different colours and print them on a sheet. Messages of welcome to refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and international students can be written on the handprints.

Thurs 19th Oct

12pm-2pm Look out for the EqualiTeam in green t-shirts who will be handing out Repeal the 8th Amendment badges. Stop us to ask any questions.

5pm Choice Soc will have speakers talking about why they are pro-choice and what repealing the 8th Amendment means to them. All are welcome in AC201.

7pm-till late A Stevening with Steven Sharpe & Steve Bennett at Sult. FREE Admission, songs, comedy, games, guests and surprises.

All Week

Tompax (Time of the Month packs) available at the SU office & the SU Engineering desk throughout the week.

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Sin Issue 3

Read issue 3 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to



Here’s our week 6 recipes from the SU Meal Plan Service


Meet your Community Gardaí at Smokey’s this Wednesday 1.30pm-2.30pm

Our Community Gardaí will be in Smokey’s Café this Wednesday 18th October 1.30pm-2.30pm and they are happy to talk to students about any issues you may be having. This includes crime prevention advice, personal safety, antisocial behaviour, new bylaws in Galway City in relation to drinking in public places etc.


Registrations for the European Youth Event (EYE2018) are now open

Do you want to find solutions for the future of Europe together with 8,000 young people from all over the continent? Register for the EYE2018 and come to Strasbourg on 1-2 June 2018.

Only group registrations of minimum 10 people are accepted and they are open until 31 December 2017 or until the maximum capacity is reached (8,000 participants). You can find all information in the Take part! section of the EYE website.


A Stevening with Steve Bennett and Steven Sharpe

Join Steve Bennett and Steven Sharpe at 7pm this Thursday 19th of October at Sult for a FREE evening of comedy, games, music, special guests and lots of surprises for Equality Week.


Give Blood in Galway this October

  • 17:00-20:30 Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th & 12:00-15:30 Sunday 22nd October in the Clybaun Hotel
  • 17:00-20:30 Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October in the Menlo Park Hotel
  • 17:00-20:30 Tuesday 31st October in the Clayton Hotel


Vintage Fair Back in November

Don’t worry if you missed the Vintage Fair on Tuesday – we’ve them back again in November. Keep an eye on the event page for your chance to win some shopping credit!


FREE Spaces for NUIG Students on Creativity & Change Workshop

Attend this workshop on Saturday 14th of October and find out how to make changes in your community. To register email with your student number.


Gain Control of your Time and Life

Free one-hour Time Management workshop, Tuesday October 17th from 6 – 7pm in AC213 Art/Science Building. (Go right at Bank of Ireland in Arts/Science building, next left AC213 is on the left)


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.


Global Lounge

The Global Lounge will be taking place this Saturday 14th of October in The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn from 12pm-3pm. This is a place for students to call in, relax, enjoy FREE tea/coffee, biscuits, and other delicious treats, and get to meet new people! This week we will be playing Cards Against Humanity so join us for some fun!

For more info visit:


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 Reps Meetings Next Week

Tues 17th Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Tues 17th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Thurs 19th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science 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


Invite to Creating Inclusion Event

Creating Inclusion is the official launch event for Social Inclusion Week on Monday 16th October from 11am to 2pm in Tribeton, Merchants Road, Galway City. Events include: sign & sing choir, Gamelan experience, sensory friendly exhibition, exploration of Irish sign language, sensory friendly exhibition and guest speakers. All are welcome.


Life Skills Update

  • Cardiac First Responder Course  €40 (9am-1.30pm Thurs 2nd Nov)
  • 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:


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 Cheetahs   €20         Saturday 4th November

NUI Galway student ID Required.


Community Connector

The Community Connector works collaboratively with students in a friendly, relaxed and conversational way to explore social outlets available to them, meet new people and to organise student-focused social events.

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Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50. Advance booking is essential, call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.


Volunteer with Galway Autism Partnership on Sat 21st of Oct

Galway Autism Partnership are looking for volunteers for their bag packing fundraiser on Saturday 21st of October. Pick an hour that suits you and sign up online here.


Sign up for 100minds

Registrations for this year’s 100minds programme is now open. 100minds is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor and create your own entrepreneurial project or event, whilst also raising vital funds for Temple Street. To challenge your limits and develop vital professional skills, register before 19th October at


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