SU Weekly Email 9 – 26th October 2017

SU Weekly Email 9 – 26th October 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUIG SU RUNDAY! Early Bird Deadline 31st Oct

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.


FREE Menstrual Health Workshop 4pm-6pm TODAY in the Cube Áras na Mac Léinn

Reusable Menstrual Products Workshop led by Charlotte Amrouche. Heard about washable pads? Menstrual cups? Period underwear? Sea sponges? Want to see what it’s all about? See, touch, feel and ask as many questions as you want about these alternatives to tampons and pads. Coupons and offers will be available at the event. Better for your body, the environment and your wallet!


€5 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. Tickets are on sale now in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. Congrats to Sylvia Nolan who won a pair of tickets in our competition. Look out for more chances to win tickets with Sin newspaper and Flirt FM.


NUIG v GMIT Fight Night Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the NUIG v GMIT Rumble in the Radisson on Weds 22nd November are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. €15 students/€25 non-students.


FREE Porridge

Remember you can get free porridge every morning at Sult with your SU Card – while stocks last!


Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library for Christmas Exams

After long negotiations we’ve secured extended weekend opening hours of James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway during the Christmas exams.

If there is good uptake for this trial period then the extended weekend hours will remain for the summer exams too – so use it or lose it!

The extended opening hours will be Saturday 08.30-21.00 (normally 08.30-17.30) and Sunday 10.00-21.00 (normally 10.00-17.30) for the following weekends:

  • Sat 25th/Sun 26th Nov;
  • Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd Dec;
  • Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec.



Postgrad Karaoke returns to Sult from 9pm this Friday 27th of October. As usual there’ll be lots of great SU Card offers and surprises for all!


National Student Radio Conference Student Tickets €10

Interested in a radio career and all things media? The 3rd National Student Radio Conference is a two-day event in NUI Galway Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November for media students, community radio volunteers or anyone who would like to find out more about radio broadcasting. Speakers include Lynn Simpson, John Walsh, Brian Greene, Fergal D’arcy, Louise Clarke and Denzil Lacey. There’ll also be social and networking events over the two days.


NUIG Athletics Club Beginners Competition

6pm-7pm TONIGHT 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.


Sin Issue 4

Read issue 4 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to


Galway Vigil in Memory of Savita Halappanavar this Saturday

This Saturday 28th of October will mark the 5 year anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Galway Pro-Choice will be holding a candlelit vigil at 6.30pm this Saturday 28th October on Church Yard Street (Galway Market) to mark the passing of a brave, intelligent and beautiful woman, whose life was an inspiration for so many people, and whose tragic death humbled our nation. Members of the public are welcome to attend and pay their respects.


Are You Registered to Vote Yet?

Call down to our Voter Registration Drive 12pm-2pm this Tuesday 31st October at Smokey’s Café to get registered.


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.

More Information.


NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day 12pm-3pm Tues 7th Nov 

The event takes place in the Bailey Allen Hall with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 60 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services


Students’ Union Survey on University funded Scholarships

As part of the Students’ Union’s aim to better engage with the postgraduate research community we are running a survey into the suitability of current University funded scholarships that we hope you will take the time to complete. Any demographic information will remain anonymous and your privacy will be respected at all times. The Students’ Union thanks you for taking the time to help us gain key data on student economic circumstances.


Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Medtronic– CV and Interview Skills Workshop and Employer in Residence
  • Science Careers Meet-up
  • EY Luxembourg – Employer Presentations and Interviews

For more information and to register visit


Gaisce Information and Social Night!

An information evening for those interested in getting involved with the Gaisce Award will be held on Wednesday the 1st of November at 7pm at Sult. Gaisce is a self-development programme that encourages you to find your passion, get active, and make a difference in your community, as well as being a fantastic way to meet new people and develop a vast array of skills that will look great on any Graduate CV! Free pizza and free wristbands to 44 or Electric will be provided, so be sure to call down! For further information contact


Cope Galway Flash Mob this Saturday

If you are free at 12noon this Saturday 28th of October please head down to Blackrock in sunny Salthill to join Cope Galway in a simple flash mob to promote their upcoming Christmas Day swim fundraiser. Contact


Global Lounge

The Global Lounge will be taking place this Saturday 28th of October in The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn from 12pm-3pm. This is a place for students to call in, relax, meet new people while enjoying FREE tea/coffee & snacks! or email:


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 match:

  • Connacht vs Cheetahs   €20         Saturday 4th November

NUI Galway student ID Required.


Give Blood in Galway this October

  • 17:00-20:30 TONIGHT 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.


Life Skills Update

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


Bank Holiday Arrangements

The following services will be closed on Monday 30th October for the Bank Holiday:

  • Students’ Union Office
  • Students’ Union Engineering Desk
  • The Library
  • The Student Health Unit
  • Smokey’s Café
  • Sult
  • The Students’ Union Shop
  • Caife na Gaeilge

The Wall Café will be open 11am-3pm


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