Here’s just some of what’s on in Galway this Summer:
Galway Theatre Festival Fri 3rd – Sat 11th May 2019
Darkness Into Light 4.15am Sat 11th May 2019
Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 12.30pm Sun 12th May 2019
Banff Mountain Film Festival Mon 13th May 2019
Colours Festival Weds 15th – Mon 20th May 2019
Oranmore Arts Festival Thurs 16th – Sun 19th May 2019
Galway Early Music Festival Fri 24th – Sun 26th May 2019
Galway Africa Day Sat 25th May 2019
Conamara Bog Week Tues 28th May – Mon 3rd June 2019
Galway Juggling Convention Fri 31st – Mon 3rd June 2019
Galway African Film Festival Sat 1st & Sun 2nd June 2019
Fives for Lives Tag Rugby & Soccer tournament in aid of Pieta House Sat 1st June 2019
West End Summer Street Festival Mon 3rd June 2019
Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 5th June 2019
Mojo Fest Thurs 6th – Sat 8th June 2019
Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 12.30pm Sun 9th June 2019
Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 9th June 2019
Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 7pm Mon 17th & Mon 24th June 2019
Galway Ukulele Festival Fri 21st – Sun 23rd June 2019
Soapbox Science Galway Sat 29th June 2019
Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 7pm Mon 1st, Mon 8th, Mon 15th, Mon 22nd & Mon 29th July 2019
Give Blood in Galway Tues 2nd, Weds 3rd, Thurs 4th, Sun 7th, Tues 9th, Weds 10th & Thurs 11th July 2019
Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Galway International Food & Craft Festival Fri 5th – Sun 7th July 2019
Galway Film Fleadh Tues 9th – Sun 14th July 2019
Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 12.30pm Sun 14th July 2019
Galway Fringe Festival Mon 15th – Sun 28th July 2019
Galway International Arts Festival Mon 15th – Sun 28th July 2019
Galway Summer Drama Festival Sat 20th – Sat 27th July 2019
Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 29th July- Sun 4th August 2019
Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Weds 7th August 2019
Galway Pride Festival Mon 12th – Sun 18th August 2019
Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Sat 10th August 2019
Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 12.30pm Sun 11th Aug 2019
Give Blood in Galway 5pm-8.30pm Weds 21st or Thurs 22nd Aug 2019 in Clayton Hotel
Galway Heritage Week Saturday 17th – Sunday 25th August 2019
Lots of these festivals and events need volunteers to help out so please give them a shout if you are available to lend a hand!
There are also lots of charitable organisations looking for volunteers to help out. Check the NUIG ALIVE Volunteering website for volunteering opportunities.
If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2019/20. Start your countdown!
What’s on in Galway this Summer:
Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 6th May 2017
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wednesday 10th May 2017
Gospel Rising Choir Festival Fri 12th – Sun 14th May 2017
Reel Lives Film Festival Weds 17th-Fri 19th May 2017
Galway Early Music Festival Fri 19th – Sun 21st May 2017
Friends of Merlin Woods Biodiversity Week Mon 22nd – Sun 28th May 2017
Claddagh Traditional Boat Festival Weds 24th – Sun 28th May 2017
Forest Days Galway Fri 26th – Sun 4th June 2017
Shantalla Festival Weekend Fri 26th – Sun 28th May 2017
Galway African Film Festival Fri 26th-Sun 28th May 2017
Galway Burlesque Festival Fri 26th – Sun 28th May 2017
Conamara Bog Week Sun 28th May – Mon 5th June 2017
Galway Juggling Convention Fri 2nd – Mon 5th June 2017
Fives for Lives Soccer tournament in aid of Pieta House Sat 3rd June 2017
Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 7th June 2017
Galway Bike Week Sat 10th – Sun 18th June 2017
Cong-Galway Sailing Race Saturday 10th June 2017
Street Feast Sunday 11th June 2017
Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge Fri 16th-Sun 18th June 2017
Longest Day Swim Sat 17th June 2017
Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 18th June 2017
Dip in the Nip for Charity Sunday 18th June 2017
Give Blood in Galway 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 27th, 28th & 29th June 2017
Seafest Fri 30th June – Sun 2nd July 2017
Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 5th July 2017
Galway Film Fleadh Tues 11th – Sun 16th July 2017
Westside Arts Festival Tues 11th – Sat 15th July 2017
Give Blood in Galway 11th, 12th & 13th July 2017
Galway Fringe Festival Sat 15th – Sun 30th July 2017
Soapbox Science Galway Sat 15th July 2017
Galway International Arts Festival Mon 17th – Sun 30th July 2017
Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 31st July- Sun 6th August 2017
Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Galway Pride Festival Fri 11th – Sun 20th August 2017
Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Saturday 12th August 2017
Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara Fri 18th – Sun 20th August 2017
Galway Heritage Week Saturday 19th – Sunday 27th August 2017
Lots of these festivals and events need volunteers to help out so please give them a shout if you are available to lend a hand!
There are also lots of charitable organisations looking for volunteers to help out. Check the NUIG ALIVEwebsite for volunteering opportunities.
If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2017/18. Start your countdown!
Welcome to your last weekly email of the year from your Students’ Union.
Vote YES on Friday 22nd of May!
The paperwork is all done now it’s time for the real leg work to begin! If you want to make sure that the Marriage Equality Referendum passes on Friday 22nd of May here’s some ways to help:
1. Go Canvassing! Yes Equality Galway are canvassing across the city every evening and in town on the weekend. To get involved just get in touch with them or just turn up to help out.
2. Go Talking! Yes Meeting for Marriage Equality 7pm TONIGHT Thursday 7th May in Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street. More information.
3. Go Marching! Galway will March for Marriage Equality 3pm Saturday 16th of May organised by Yes Equality. More Information
4. Go Voting! On Friday 22nd of May Polling stations will be open 7am-10pm bring your polling card and ID. Text/message/snapchat/yikyak everybody ALL DAY to make sure they have voted too!
Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 1 will be released between Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 17th June online. Where ‘Fail’, Absent’, ‘Incomplete’ or ‘Deferred’ appears as the Overall result on your transcript of results, you will be automatically registered to take any written modules for the Autumn repeat session of examinations. Repeat examinations are scheduled August 4th to 14th 2015.
SU Card Reminder– CASH IN YOUR POINTS NOW!
Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: https://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card
Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. If you have any queries, please contact us.
SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out
Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday May 16th 2015.
We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.
Extra Study Space 2015
Mon 4th May- Weds 13th May Arts/Science Concourse 8am-10pm
O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, McMunn Theatre
Connacht vs Ospreys Tickets €10
We now have €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for the last Connacht home match of the season against the Ospreys at 3pm Saturday 16th May.
Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 15th May 2015
Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 15th May 2015. Any items left in your locker after the 15th May 2015 will be disposed of.
Lockers for 2015/16 will go on sale on the SU Website at 10am on Monday 31st of August. You can book and pay online via www.su.nuigalway.ie
Celebrate Explore 12pm-1.45pm Wednesday 13th May in the Aula Maxima
Join us to experience this year’s diverse and exciting EXPLORE projects, to be inspired and to network. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
EXPORE was launched as a joint initiative of NUI Galway and NUI Galway Students’ Union. Since then, over 500 students and staff have partnered up to deliver more than 80 innovative projects. www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore
Kickstart Your Job Search
For all final years, postgrads, and graduates 9.30am-4pm on Thursday 14th May 2015 in IT250. Lunch provided!
Advice on CV’s & Interviews, Industry Panel Experts, Careers Clinic, Guidance, Workshops etc. Find out more www.nuigalway.ie/careers
Staying in Galway for the Summer?
You will be flat out! Here’s our guide to everything going on in Galway this summer. Yay Summer!
Conferrings will take place Monday 19th – Friday 24th October (Undergrads) and Tuesday 24th-Thursday 26th November (PhDs/Postgrads)
Alive Certificates Collection
You can now collect your Alive Volunteering Certificate from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm.
SUSI Grant Applications now OPEN for 2015/16 Academic Year
ISIC and Student Leap Cards
Remember our office is open throughout the summer to issue ISIC Cards and Student Leap Cards. We take your photo and print them off straight away for €15.
The Human Rights Cinema, is on every Thursday at 7pm, in the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
May is the Local Filmmakers month, and we are going to be introduced to the filmography of local filmmakers that have human rights relevance.
You are all invited to this free event, this Thursday 7th of May, at 7pm, in the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
Follow the link to get more info.
Looking forward to an exciting evening celebrating local filmmakers and advocating for Human Rights!
The walk starts at Leisureland at 4.15am on Saturday. That’s late, late Friday night! The route takes in the prom and South Park, returning to Leisureland. Please get there early, as parking will be limited and some roads will be closed off. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND COLLECT T-SHIRTS AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
TODAY Thursday (Eyre Square Centre, upstairs) 4-9pm, Friday (Leisureland lobby) 5 to 8pm, Saturday (Leisureland main hall) 3 to 3.45am (ONLY!)
Free Films at 4th REEL LIVES FILM FESTIVAL: Celebrating Ageing Across the Lifecourse
In the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology Monday 18 – Friday 22 May at 1pm each day.
One Irish short + one main feature each day. Free refreshments and spot prizes
Thurs 1pm: NUI Galway Staff Choir. Fri 4pm: Guided walking tour of Dangan with Brendan Hynes
NUIG Colour Dash
11am Sunday 21st of June in aid of Irish Cancer Society. Register Now.
Galway African Film Festival Friday 22nd May to Sunday 24th May
The 8th Galway African Film Festival (GAFF), a local event with a global flair, is back in the Houston Film School NUIG offering a unique opportunity for film lovers to view high quality films not usually available in Ireland. And all for FREE! Places are limited and strictly on a first come first served basis – so make sure you do not miss this extraordinary film experience.
For more information on listings and times, and to download your very own festival brochure, see www.galwayafricanfilmfestival.org
Are you brave enough to take on The Chilli M.E. Challenge to raise funds and awareness for myalgic encephalomyelitis?
Take a bite of a hot chilli or shot of tabasco sauce, film your funny reaction and upload it to facebook for all your friends to laugh at. Then nominate five other friends and text HOT to 50300 for a €4 donation. All funds raised go to Invest in ME.
For more information go to www.chillimechallenge.wordpress.com or to see challenges already done go to The Chilli M.E. Challenge Facebook page.
Aware Connemara Cycle Saturday 16th May
Registration is now open for the Connemara Cycle 4 Light in aid of Aware on Saturday 16th of May. There is a 65km route or a 125km route, both of which start and finish in Delphi and take in the spectacularly beautiful surrounds of Connemara, Co. Galway. More Information.
Galway Fleadh at NUI Galway seeks Musical Volunteers!
16th and 17th May Volunteers are welcome to support this event to make it an enjoyable experience for visitors to the campus. Love and appreciation of music is all you need!
To volunteer sign up online: https://www.galwayfleadh.ie/Volunteer%20form.htm Volunteers will get lots of perks for supporting the event!
Registration Open for the Salthill Devon National 5 A Side Competition
- From Monday 18th of May the SU Office will be open Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
- From the 1st of June the Student Health Unit will only be seeing Postgrad & Masters students. Opening hours during the summer: 09:30am-12:30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm.
- Smokey’s Café will be open 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
- The Wall Café will be open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5:30pm Saturday/Sunday.
- The SU Shop will be open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
- The SU Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Wednesday 13th May and will re-open at 9am on Monday 7th September.
- The SU Engineering desk will close at 15:00 on Wednesday 13th May and will re-open at 11am on Monday 7th September.
- SUMS, The Academic Writing Centre, Computer DISC and The Hub Café are all now closed for the summer.
College starts back on Monday 7th of September for all years.
Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm during the summer.
We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officers are still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected officers will take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer.
Welcome to your last weekly email of the year from your Students’ Union.
- Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 Undergraduate exams will be released between 10th and 20th June 2014.
Important: No official results will be released for Semester 1 exams for Undergraduates until June 2014.
- Official results for all other Postgraduate courses considered at Summer Exam Boards (Semester 1 and Semester 2 exams) will be released on 27th June 2014.
$13. Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive).
SUSI Grant Applications now OPEN for 2014/15 Academic Year
Facebook competition – Win a Phone
Need a new phone? As it’s the end of the year and everyone is older and wiser we want to hear what piece of advice you would give the 2014/15 First Years who will be starting in September. Our favourite piece of advice wins a Blackberry 9720 Touch Screen Phone thanks to O2 HEAnet Broadband and Campus.iePut your nugget of advice in the comments below the photo on our Facebook Pageand we will pick a winner on Friday!
Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May
We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.
Summer Holiday Arrangements
Please note that the SU Cloakroom and the SU Engineering Desk are closing tomorrow, Friday 9th of May for the summer holidays. They will reopen in September.
The Students’ Union office and outlets will remain open during the summer with reduced hours from the last week of May onwards. The Student Health Unit will still see Undergraduate students until Friday 30th of May. During the summer they will only see Postgraduate students Monday-Friday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm with limited staff numbers. Further summer holiday arrangements can be found on our website.
International Student Identity Cards
Heading away somewhere sunny and exciting this summer? Don’t forget to pick up your ISIC Card from the SU Office. ISIC is your international Student ID card. It offers 126,000 student discounts in 130 countries, is endorsed by the UN and is just €15! ISIC
NUI Galway Students’ Union 50th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7th June 2014
All past and present NUI Galway Students’ Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as the Union turns 50.
The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets are €15 – price includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way.
If you would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event – with photos or words – please contact email@example.comASAP!
Please feel free to bring guests and spread the word!
The 10 Minute Cycle Challenge runs from the 7th – 27th May and we are looking for NUI Galway teams to participate!
Get together with friends and colleagues to form a team of 3-6 people and try to clock up as many trips on a bicycle as possible, each journey must be at least 10 minutes long to count.
To keep the Challenge competitive each team must have a ‘new cyclist’ (someone who hasn’t cycled in the past six months). If a team doesn’t have a new cyclist they can still take part but won’t be eligible for prizes.
To register your team visit www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/cycle-challenge/
Or for additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
May’s Student Health 101 is now available!
So why should you read Student Health 101, the NUI Galway online health and wellness magazine at https://readsh101.com/nuigalway.html ?
First, you can enter the May draw for €700 for checking out the May issue.
Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101:
Stay Focused Anywhere: How to overcome study distractions
What’s Next? Conquering your fear of the future
You Snooze, You Win: How sleep helps you retain memory
Impress Your Interviewer: Tips for tackling tough questions
The Body as a Canvas: Choosing if body art is right for you
Wealthy or Healthy? Which would you rather be? Please share in this week’s poll!
Survey on Female College Students Breast Health Knowledge
My name is Mairead Moynagh and I am a Master’s in Health Promotion Student here in NUI Galway. I am looking for female participants to take part in my questionnaire for my thesis. The questionnaire is called “An investigation into female college students breast health knowledge, attitudes and determinants of screening practices.” It should take no longer than 7 minutes. The study will investigate female students in NUI Galway, attitudes, knowledge and what determines their choice of breast health screening. Survey Link.
The Galway African Film Festival 23rd-25th May FREE Event on Campus
Filmgoers will be able to see some of best of contemporary film from the African continent. Come and see films like ‘Rags and Tatters’ which offers an intriguing perspective on the Egyptian Arab Spring and opportunity to see twilight alleyways of an Egypt rarely seen on film. The award winning ‘Mother of George’ which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival touches on attitude toward and silence around fertility issues. Oscar nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave) can be seen in the powerful Nigerian drama ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ which tells a stories of Olanna and Kainene, glamorous twins and their complicated lives caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war. This wonderful weekend of cinema, now in its 7th year, will be hosted in the heart of the city by the Huston Film School in NUI Galway and is assisted by Galway City Council. For more information on listings and times see www.galwayafricanfilmfestival.org
If you are around Galway for the summer and fancy volunteering with the great festivals taking place here’s information on how to get involved:
Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May
Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.You can also sign up this weekend at their pop-up shop in the Eyre Square Centre.
Dates for your diary 2014/15
Mon 8th Sept
Thurs 16th Oct – Fri 24th Oct
Sat 29th Nov
Mon 1st Dec – Sat 6th Dec
Study Week 1
Mon 8th Dec – Fri 19th Dec
Sat 20th Dec – Sun 11th Jan
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(reduced hours during the summer time)
We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officersare still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected Officerswill take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer.