SU Weekly Email 7 – 23rd October 2014

SU Weekly Email 7 – 23rd October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway, your National F*&%king Treasure is coming to you!

Join National F*&%king Treasure, Performance Legend and Accidental Activist – Panti Bliss – in her hit comedy High Heels in Low Places, as she hitches up her skirt and hitchhikes to NUI Galway this November.

Panti will be glamming up the O’Flaherty Theatre on Monday 17th November at 8pm.

Tickets €5 from the Students’ Union Office and the SU Engineering Desk (NUIG Student ID Required) ON SALE TUESDAY 28th OCTOBER!

Postgrad Karaoke

Our Postgrad Karaoke night is back in the College Bar this Friday 24th October from 8pm with loads of great prizes for singers – regardless of their talent!

New courses added to SU Life Skills programme: Barista Skills and Child Protection Training.

More information is available on our website here: here.

Upcoming courses we still have spaces in this semester are:

  • 3 Day Occupational First Aid Course (Friday 31st Oct, Friday 7th Nov & Friday 14th Nov) Cost: €100 (usually €160)
  • Anti-Racism Training Course Thursday 6th November 10am-1.30pm Cost: €5
  • Barista Course Friday 5th Dec. Cost: €10 and all proceeds go to SU Charities Console & BeLonG To
  • Child Protection Training Course Friday 14th or Saturday 15th November (TBC) Cost: €15 Please see the registration link. For further information please email

Make your idea happen with EXPLORE Innovation funding
The Students’ Union/NUI Galway EXPLORE initiative is seeking applications from students and staff wishing to work in partnership on innovative new projects to benefit NUI Galway and/or the wider community. Up to €900 is available per project. This is a great way to turn an idea into reality, develop new skills, boost your CV, expand your network and much more! Closing date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014. Find out more and apply at

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.


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 


Would you like to WIN €100?

Click here and tell us how you travel to campus and you’ll be in with a chance of winning ONE of TEN €100 One4all vouchers.


Macnas Parade Volunteers Needed

Macnas still need some volunteers to make their amazing Halloween Parade happen this Sunday 26th October. If you have some time to spare they would love your help. 

Nominations for the 2015 NUI Galway Alumni Awards are now open.

The Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the University’s graduates worldwide.We invite you to submit nominations for awards in the following categories:
Alumni Award for Engineering and Informatics
Alumni Award for Business, Public Policy and Law
Alumni Award for Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
Alumni Award for Science
Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
An Alumni Award for Sports Achievement has also been added for 2015.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, 7th November, 2014 to: Last year’s winners.


Run for Ger

Geraldine Lavelle, a 27-year-old NUI Galway graduate, is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a cycling accident last October. On Sunday 16th of November at 11am there will be a fundraising walk/run at NUI Galway to help raise funds for her rehabilitation. You can sign up online to take part now for just €10 here.


Startup Weekend is coming to Galway!

From the 14th to the 16th of November, teams of entrepreneurs and innovators will gather together to develop their ideas from an initial 60 second pitch to a scalable company. 54 hours of activity will culminate in a round of presentations to the assembled judges, mentors, and other teams, leaving attendees with valuable feedback on their ideas, new skills, great contacts, and hopefully, a viable startup business. Special student ticket rate €19 for weekend.

Huxley Horrors Annual Horrible Halloween event is on the 25th in The Radisson Blu, Galway
Tickets & more info on Terrifying and disgusting Halloween costumes are essential. No ‘sexy’ outfits allowed. Proceeds go to Galway Cat Rescue charity.

Reserve Defence Forces recruitment.

The Reserve element of the Irish Defence Force is now open for recruitment (closing date Nov 14th)

This is a great opportunity for students to gain voluntary & part-time public service experience.

For suitable applicants who pass the initial assessment tests, the RDF will provide access to unique adventure training and can enhance valuable life skills.

Interested applicants are invited to attend an information session at Renmore Barracks, Galway at 14:00 on Saturday 25th October 2014

Details of eligibility:

International Action Against Torture Lecture

Prof. Sir Nigel Rodley, Chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, will be giving a public lecture on “International Action Against Torture” on Thursday 27th November, 3-5pm at the MRI Annex- MRA201.

Tag Yourself in NUI Galway’s 2014 First Year Class Photo!

This Gigapixel image of the first year ‘Class of 2014’ was taken in the Quadrangle at NUI Galway at the beginning of the new term to welcome our first year students. Tag yourself or find your friends in this gigapixel panoramic photo – it allows you to pan around the entire Quad to see yourself or your friends with amazing clarity!

As NUI Galway is the University of choice for over 3,000 students every year, we want to know – why did you choose NUI Galway? Tell us at


Information on Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships for PhD students. There is also a ‘Cancer Care West’ Hardiman Research scholarship available in the area of surgical oncology or radiation oncology. Applications Close 5pm Friday 21st November.

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE


Bank Holiday Arrangements

The Library, Students’ Union Office, SU Cloakroom, SU Engineering Desk, SU Shop, Caifé na Gaeilge and the College Bar will all be closed on Monday 27th of October for the Bank Holiday. Smokey’s Café is open 10.30am-4.30pm.

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

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Joanna Brophy