SU Weekly Email 9 29th October 2015

SU Weekly Email 9 29th October 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your Weekly Email from your Students’ Union.

Financial Aid Fund Applications Deadline 12pm this Monday 2nd November

Applications close 12 noon Monday 2nd November and you must apply online here.

Students following a full time course of at least one year’s duration leading to an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification can apply to the fund.  

Students are only eligible to apply once in the academic year to the Financial Aid Fund. More information is available here.

If you have any queries please contact the Financial Aid Fund on

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2015

Mon 2nd Nov

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous) & Consent Questionnaire

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk (3pm-4pm)

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. SOLD OUT.

Tues 3rd Nov

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokeys with Student Quiz Interview “Did you know?” Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous), Condom Challenge & Consent Questionnaire

12.30pm-2.30pm Consent Workshop (Females)

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

6pm-9pm Free Screening of Movie “The Hunting Ground” in the Lower Aula and Panel Discussion on Sexual Consent, Harassment & Supports in NUI Galway

Weds 4th Nov

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous), Condom Challenge & Consent Questionnaire

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

Evening Residence Run – Gort na Coiribe & Cuirt na Coiribe

Thurs 5th  Nov

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Condom Challenge and Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous)

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

5pm-7pm Consent Workshop (Male)

Evening Residence Run – Corrib Village

Friday 6th Nov

1pm-3pm Consent Workshop (Female)

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 Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

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

For more information and to sign up for the Consent Workshops contact Jimmy on

Issue 4 of Sin Newspaper

Read it Online now. If you are interested in helping with the paper email or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.

Connacht vs Edinburgh €10 Tickets on Sale Now

We now have €10 NUIG Student tickets for Connacht v Edinburgh on Saturday 31st of October at 6:45pm in Sportsground. Tickets on sale Mon-Fri 10am-5pm in SU and Mon-Fri 11am-3pm from SU Engineering Desk.

Life Skills Courses Update:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course – Thursday 5th November                                                   10 Spaces Left €5
  • Child Protection Training – Saturday 14th November                                                         1 Space Left €15

NUIG Pink Ladies Night

7pm Tuesday 10th November in the College Bar with pop-Up Beauty Salon with hair, makeup and nails. Pink bubbles, Chocolate Fountain, Rugby players getting waxed, DJ, raffle and your MC for the night Mr Steve Bennett. What more could you ask for! Raising funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. Over 18’s Event. NUI Galway ID Required.

NUI Galway Smart Consent Launch and Documentary Film Night, “The Hunting Ground”. 

Come along to the Aula Maxima Quadrangle Tuesday the 3rd of November at 6pm for the Launch of the Smart Consent Campaign and screening of the award winning documentary, “The Hunting Ground”.  The film highlights how students were activated to get justice for their cause, took their case and won! NUI Galway is proud to be addressing sexual assault research findings that indicate that 25 % have experienced sexual assault through the launch of Smart Consent. Through the Film NUI Galway seeks to demonstrate that justice will be found here and work towards a safe campus.  NUI Galway truly care about students safety, health and wellbeing. It will be accompanied with a Panel of NUI Galway people and Community Organisations (HSE, Garda, etc.) to share with students and staff that there is a Policy and every effort will be made to be there for students. For more information or to volunteer to support the event email and

NUIG Postgrad Open Day Weds 11th Nov

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 11th November 2015 in the Bailey Allen Hall (Student Centre/Áras na Mac Leinn).

The event will run from 12pm-4pm, with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research.

There will be over 80 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. More information at

You can pre-register to attend online now at: or just turn up and register on the day.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

8pm tonight Thursday 29th of October and 8pm Friday 30th October NUIG DramSoc present “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” in The Bank of Ireland Theatre. Tickets €5/€8 available from the Socs Box.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2pm Sunday 15th November Salthill Hotel, Galway.

Enrol Now for Free Workshops & Support Groups

Places are still available next week in free workshops and groups organised for students by the counselling service.

Once Off Workshop:

Managing mood                                               Thurs  5th Nov  5-6.30pm

Support groups running for 4 sessions:

Assertiveness                                                    Weds 4th Nov  4-5.30pm

Fed up Feeling Down                                     Tues 3rd Nov 6.30–8pm

Focusing on Study and Exam Prep            Mon 2nd Nov  4–5.30pm

Anxiety Management                                    Wed 4th Nov 2.30–4pm

Mental Fitness and Resilience                    Mon 2nd Nov 2.30-4pm

Belonging Group for isolated Students   Mon 2nd Nov 7-8.30pm

For more details and to sign up contact:  or

TEDx Galway Needs Volunteers

TEDxGalway is a localised TED event to be held in January/February 2016, which is independently organised inspired by TED talks.

We’re looking for creative and energetic volunteers to join our team to make this event happen and make it great!

Volunteers Will Help With:

– Event production

– Social Media Promotion

– Booking Speakers

– Audio Visual Production

If you’re interested, please declare your interest on or if you have further queries, please contact

 SU Charities

We are delighted to announce that this year we will be fundraising for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. We are planning a load of fundraising events throughout the year but need your help! If you want to help us out or have an idea for an event just give us a shout on There’s more information on our plans available here.

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 2nd Nov

2pm – 3pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Mon 2nd Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 3rd Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

Class Rep  Training 2

Weds 4th Nov

6pm – 7pm

ENG2003 Lecture Room 2

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 5th Nov

6pm – 7pm


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 Rebecca at Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website 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 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.


Artice by
Joanna Brophy