SU Weekly Email 8 – 19th October 2017

SU Weekly Email 8 – 19th October 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week FREE Events!

Mon 23rd Oct

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

6pm-7pm Queer Sex Ed with GiG Soc, in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn.

Tues 24th Oct

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

6pm-8pm Let’s Talk About Sex (Toys) – In conversation with Shawna Scott of Sex Siopa in AC202.

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult

Weds 25th Oct

11am-2pm Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Stand in Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm ‘Asking for it’ Consent workshop with FREE pizza in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

Thurs 26th Oct

4pm-6pm Menstural Health Workshop in The Cube.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus. More information from


Equality Week FREE Events TODAY

  • 12pm-2pm The EqualiTeam 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, pizza, comedy, games, guests and surprises.


NUI Galway Students’ Union RUNDAY!

Run, jog, walk or crawl charity 5k at NUI Galway 10am Sunday 12th of November.  All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

Early Bird Sign up: €5 students or €10 staff/public until 31st October. SIGN UP HERE.

Chip Timed and goodie bags will be provided to all competitors. Free training programme available on our website here.


Win Tickets to See Chris Kent and Steve Bennett

Our next €5 Comedy gig is Chris Kent and Steve Bennett at 8pm on Monday 20th of November. If you’d like to win a pair of tickets just email with your favourite photo of NUI Galway. We’ll announce a winner in the weekly email next week.


Anti-Racism Training €5 Next Wednesday

We still have some spaces left on our Anti-Racism training course next Wednesday 25th October with Galway One World Centre. This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”.


Extended Hours at FREE STI Clinic next Week

During SHAG Week the FREE STI Clinic will be open 5pm-7pm next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.


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.


Poverty, Inc. FREE Film Screening

Award winning documentary looks at what happens to countries after an emergency and international aid step in. 5pm-7pm Tuesday 24th of October in CA005 Cairnes Building, Ground Floor. Sign up for food and learn more here.


NUIG Athletics Club Beginners Competition

6pm-7pm Thursday 26th October in Dangan. This is your chance to try out various events such as 100m, 800m, shot putt and long jump. There will be prizes for first male and female in each event.


Free Bike Lights Next Week

As part of the Smarter Travel Campus Light Up Your Life campaign we will have a limited amount of FREE bike lights available from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk. Please note that these lights are suitable for use as back up only and should not be a cyclist’s primary set of bicycle lights.


Class Reps Meetings Next Week

Mon 23rd Oct 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 23rd Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering 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


Sin Issue 3

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


8×8 FREE Festival at NUIG 23-27 October

The 8×8 Festival returns to NUIG (Oct 23-27) raising awareness of refugee rights and how everyday freedoms we take for granted are being denied to millions of humans around the world. As well as an outdoor photo exhibition we will be calling on students to sign a petition to make NUIG more accessible for refugees and asylum seekers. The week will also include a free screening of an inspiring short documentary, creative interactive activities to get you thinking and talking, guest speakers and speed-activism! All events are free and some even include some yummy treats!


Give Blood in Galway this October

  • 17:00-20:30 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


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.


Monday Massage For NUI Galway Students

Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30. Advance booking is essential, call or text Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.


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:


Visit your secondary school as an Ambassador

The programme was created because it was felt that current students are the best people to help break down any myths or barriers that secondary students may have about university.

To volunteer please sign up online 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 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