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Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre

SU Life Skills

Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre 

Course Aims: 

This half day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. It is also a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to do voluntary work (e.g. fundraising) with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. The training is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre counsellors with extensive client experience and training skills.

The main aims of the training are to:

  • Increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence
  • Examine attitudes, values and beliefs about sexual violence
  • Promote an understanding and give opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence
  • Introduce the work of Galway Rape Crisis Centre, and give information on the broad range of services they provide

Training Methods: Classroom presentation on multimedia projector. Roleplay exercises. Group Discussion. Course handouts, questionnaires and evaluation forms are provided.

Certification: Participants will be issued with an attendance certificate on completion of the course. 5 CPD Points awarded through Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Facilitator: Galway Rape Crisis Centre
Venue: The Space, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Date: Tuesday 11th February 2020
Time: 10am-1.30pm
Sign Up: You can sign up for the workshop in the Students’ Union offices upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm.
Cost: €10
Max: 20 students

NUIG SU Christmas Day Thursday 21st November


NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Day comes early again this year. We are holding a massive Christmas Day fundraiser in the College Bar on Thursday 21st of November to raise money for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline. There will be a traditional Christmas dinner, carols, cheesy Christmas tunes with DJ Byrno and lots of prizes for the best/worst Christmas jumpers along with a whole lot of other Festive merriment! Get your tinsel, mistletoe and jumper ready now! 

Santa also needs some helpers volunteers to assist with the fundraising on the day so if you have an hour or two to spare between 11am and 6pm on Thursday 21st December email to sign up and you will definitely be on Santa’s nice list this year.


SU Weekly Email 7th November 2013

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union!

Bernard O’Shea (Republic of Telly) Mon 11th Nov €5

Our next comedy gig is Republic of Telly star Bernard O’Shea and support on Monday 11th November at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for just €5 in the SU Office and at the SU desk in the Engineering Building.


Naked Calendar on Sale NOW €5

The NUI Galway Students’ Union 2014 Naked Calendar is on sale across campus now. 63 brave NUI Galway students revealed all for the calendar and you can get an eyeful for only €5! Calendars are on sale from the Students’ Union Office, the SU Shop, the SocsBox, the Hub, Smokey’s and the SU desk in the Engineering Building. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline.

White Collar Fight Night 14th November

The NUI Galway Students’ Union White Collar Fight Night is back on Thursday 14th November in the Bailey Allen Hall. The event is in aid of the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline. Doors 7pm, first fight 7.45pm. Tickets on sale in the SU office NOW: €12 for adults, €7.50 for students, under 18’s & OAPs. Children under 12 go free.

Bus to Youth Assembly in Dublin this Saturday

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be supporting the “We’re not Leaving” campaign and encouraging all students to attend the Youth Assembly in Dublin on Saturday the 9th of November. The Union is providing a return bus to the assembly and tickets are on sale for €2 from the Students’ Union office now. We will be leaving at 9am on Saturday.

Aims of the assembly:
– To build a campaign that unites students, young workers and the unemployed to address the youth crisis.
– To produce a youth charter, which articulates demands to be placed on representative bodies, the state and society – and which articulates a divergent social vision from the path of austerity Ireland on behalf of young people.
– To build a democratic infrastructure on the basis of this charter that can reinvigorate youth politics locally and nationally.

We’re Not Leaving

Mature Students Drop in Evening Weds 13th Nov 6pm

We are having a Mature students drop in evening on Wednesday 13th November 6pm-7pm in AC203 on the Concourse. This clinic is open to all mature students to come and talk with our Mature Students Officer Paula. Please call in if you have ideas on how mature students can be better accommodated at NUI Galway or want to discuss any problems you are having. You can also contact Paula on

Financial Aid Fund Update

If you received an email today regarding the Financial Aid Fund the email address you need to respond to is:
Applications Open 13th January, 2014
Applications Close 7th February, 2014 at 5.00 p.m.
More information

Postgrad-Aoke Returns!

Our Postgrad Karaoke nights are coming back due to popular demand. The first Postgrad-Aoke night will be in the College Bar on Friday 15th November from 7.30pm with Giant Games, pizza deals and of course Karaoke! All performers will be rewarded for their efforts so get practising.

Semester 1 Exams

Semester 1 Exams for 2013 – 14 are scheduled to run from  Monday, December 2nd to Tuesday, December 17th. Your personal timetable will be available on-line on Wednesday, 13th November here.

Academic Writing Centre Competition – win an iPad 2

The Academic Writing Centre competition for Undergrad students is now open. Entries must be sent to irina.ruppo@nuigalway.ieANDawccompetition@gmail.comby 21 February 2014. Rules and topics are available here.

Connacht v Scarlets Tickets

We will have NUI Galway Student €10 tickets on sale this Friday for the next Connacht Rugby home match v Scarlets Sat 23rd November KO 17:00

Bodywhys Eating Disorder Survey

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Bodywhys which looks at young adults’ knowledge about the various categories of eating disorders and their impressions of individuals with eating disorders. If you have any questions about the study, you can contact Harriet Parsons at helpline@bodywhys.ieComplete the survey here.


Library Reading Room Extended Opening Hours

The Opening Hours for the Library Reading Room are now 07.00 – 02.30 7 Days per Week

Bus Éireann Tickets on sale in SU

We now sell Bus Éireann tickets for all routes including Galway city service monthly and weekly tickets in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We can also stamp loyalty cards when you buy your ticket here.

ISIC Cards now on sale in SU

We are now selling ISIC Cards in the Students’ Union office. The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only globally recognised student ID with 41,000 benefits in 126,000 locations. The card costs just €15 and lasts until December 2014. We take your photo and print it off straight away Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Arts in Action

Free arts events on campus every week during term time.

Class Reps

If you have been elected as a class rep please make sure you call to the SU Office to register.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 Catherine Breslin at

Life Skills – Sign up now!                  

  • Manual Handling Course – Friday 29th November €30

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith 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 new reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

SU White Collar Fight Night Thurs 14th Nov


White Collar Fight Night 14th November

The NUI Galway Students’ Union White Collar Fight Night is back on Thursday 14th November in the Bailey Allen Hall. The event is in aid of the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline. Doors 7pm, first fight 7.45pm. Tickets on sale in the SU office Monday 4th November: €12 for adults, €7.50 for students, under 18’s & OAPs. Children under 12 go free. 

Let’s get ready to rumble!
Our fighters have trained hard, and are looking good in sparring. And on November 14th, we are going to put on one hell of a show, in aid of Childline & Galway Rape Crisis Centre. 
We’ve assembled two teams of fighters from a real cross-spectrum of Galway society, with some very interesting and entertaining match-ups…
Tom Haddock (Blue Team) & Dave King (Red Team) are back once again to train and mentor the participants, and here’s how the fights fall:
Jimmy Moran (Team Tom) v Scott Keegan (Team Dave)
Brian Driver (Team Tom) v Stephen Duff (Team Dave)
Ross Dollar Doyle (Team Tom) v Kevin King (Team Dave)
Cathal Nugent(Team Tom) v Darren Meehan (Team Dave)
Stephen Mc Donald (Team Tom) v Rory Mccormack (Team Dave)
Paolo Miguel Gannucci (Paul Gannon) (Team Tom) v Joe Joyce (Team Dave)
Thomas Palmer (Team Tom) v Seán O’Raghallaigh (Shane Reilly) (Team Dave)
Lisa Geraghty (Team Tom) v Charlotte Donne (Team Dave)
Ellie Duffy (Team Tom) v Claire Heneghan (Team Dave)
Ian Corcoran (Team Tom) v Jamie McCauley (Team Dave)
Jana Hokszova (Team Tom) v Saoirse Nic A’Bhaird (Team Dave)