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SU Weekly Email 32 28th April 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Galway Demonstration for Mental Health 12.30pm TODAY

Meet in Eyre Square to protest about €12 million being diverted from the mental health budget to other areas of the health service. #IAmAReason

More Information.

Last chance to vote for us!

Voting closes at 5pm TOMORROW in the People’s Choice Awards. We need you to please vote for us one more time as we are up against some stiff competition and voting has now reopened. It’s one vote per IP address again with no messy registration.

Vote Here.

Win a set of TDK smartphone wireless headphones!

We are running a competition to find a NEW NAME for The College Bar #ainmnua!

As part of the redevelopment of the College Bar this summer we are looking to incorporate the building’s very unique history into its new name. The College Bar building has a very varied history, from being a Bonded Whiskey Store to a Copper Factory. Follow this link to see a summary of the building’s history and to enter the competition https://thecollegebar.wordpress.com/

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 13th May 2016

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 13th May 2016. Any items left in your locker after that will be disposed of.

SU Card Reminder

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. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

Exam Results

Undergraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released from Tuesday, 14th to Friday, 24th June 2016.  

Postgraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results will be released on Friday, 1st July 2016. 

Student Health Unit Exam Emergency Hours

The Student Health Unit will have extended opening hours for exam emergencies effective from Monday 25th April 8.30am-5.30pm daily. Closed for Lunch 1-2pm.

Extra Study Space for Summer Exams 2016

Sunday 17th April – Wednesday 11th May 08:00-22:00

Arts/Science Concourse:

Tyndall, O’Flaherty, D’Arcy Thompson, Kirwan, Larmor & Dillon Theatres

Engineering Building:

ENG-G018 & ENG-G047

Ravelóid 4,500 duine, 5 ardán, 10-11 Meitheamh
Ticéid Shraith 3 €129. Tier 3 tickets now on sale €129
Don’t miss out! Tá sí ag teacht!

Buy tickets here.

FREE Pre-Departure Training

Wednesday the 18th of May 09:00-17:00 Áras Moyola

Topics: Security, health, culture, global development, ethics and wellbeing

Register here.

Kuppa Kindness

Supporting the ‘Mindful Way’ initiative, ‘Kuppa Kindness’ has been rolled out in cafés across campus. Complimentary teas/coffees have been gifted in all cafés and are being given, at random, to some lucky customers! If you receive a ‘Kuppa Kindness’, you may wish to add your support by gifting a cup to another! #kuppakindness

FREE Mindfulness Event This Evening 6pm

NUI Galway hosts the Plum Village Monastics Mindfulness event 6pm-8pm tonight Thursday 28th April, in the Aula Maxima Lower – it’s a free event and a great opportunity to relax and reflect

More Information.

Reclaim the Streets at 6pm this Friday

The 4th instalment of a revived Critical Mass will be taking place on Friday the 29th of April meeting at the Spanish Arch at 6 pm, so come along and “reclaim the streets”. 
Critical Mass is a means of direct action. It celebrates cycling as a sustainable means of transport and highlights the need for better bicycle infrastructure.

For more information contact ecosoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

NUIG 5k Colour Dash

The Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash is coming back to NUI Galway on Sunday 12th of June. Register online here.

Undergraduate Awards – Application Deadline 31st May

Submit your coursework now and get awarded for your efforts.


Darkness Into Light 2016 4.15am Saturday 7th May

Registration is now open https://dil.pieta.ie/ Raising funds for Pieta House

Bank Holiday  Monday 2nd May Arrangements

The SU Office, the Student Health Unit, SU Cloakroom, The College Bar, Caife na Gaeilge and the SU Engineering Desk will all be closed on Monday for the Bank Holiday.

The Library will be open Monday 2nd May 08:30-22:00 but the service desk will be closed.

The Reading Room will be open as usual.

The SU Shop will be open Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10:00-16:00.

Smokey’s Café will be open 09:00-17:00 Saturday, 10:00-17:00 Sunday and 09:00-17:00 Monday.

The Wall Café will be open 09:00-15:00 Saturday, 11:00-15:00 Sunday and 11:00-15:00 Monday.

Computer DISC, the Academic Writing Centre and SUMS are all now closed for the summer.

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 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.

SU Weekly Email 10 5th November 2015

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Social Inclusion Week

Mon 9th Nov

8am- 1pm French Breakfast in The View. French society are catering to all of our needs this week, what better way to start your day than eating a beautiful free French breakfast!

8:15pm – 9:15pm Culture Night in The View. Be sure and come and see for yourself what cultures are out there. From traditions to food, everyone’s different and it’s time we learn more about each other.

Tues 10th Nov

2pm-3pm Trans* safe space collaboration with GigSoc in the SU Office.

6pm NUIG’s #safecampus discussion on how to make NUIG a safer campus specifically focusing on sexual health and support in The Hub Wellness Room.

7pm NUIG SU Pink Ladies night in the College Bar which includes a pop -up beauty salon with hair and makeup by Barry’s Hair Salon. Pink bubbles and a Chocolate Fountain, Rugby players getting waxed, a DJ, a raffle and your MC’s for the night Steven Sharpe and Tracy Bruen. All monies raised are going to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society

8pm – 9pm Writers’ Soc host a multi-language society collaboration to include the translating of colloquial sayings and proverbs to use as writing prompts in AC213. Food and refreshments provided

Weds 11th Nov

1pm – 3pm Ban the R Word Campaign in Smokey’s Café with Best Buddies Society. This campaign is trying to raise awareness on how certain words can hurt and isolate people with an intellectual disability.

3pm Ability West Talk about disabilities and the struggle students face every day.

8pm- 10pm “Inside I’m Dancing” film screening Dillon theatre

Thurs 12th Nov

3pm- 5pm in the Bailey Allen foyer Psych Soc is teaming up with Neuro Soc for social inclusion week. Ever wanted to see how your own brain functions look while chatting away? Pop over to our stand and grab a voucher for trying out our eeg monitors. Also, write on our equality board and the winner gets a prize! #littlethings

More Information from: su.equality@nuigalway.ie

Examination Dates and timetable

Semester 1 (2015/2016) exams are scheduled for Monday, 7th to Friday, 18th December 2015 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

The Semester 1 exam timetable will be published on Wednesday, 18th November, see for more details https://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/timetable.html

Please make sure you are correctly registered for your semester one modules otherwise they will not appear on your examinations timetable

NUIG Pink Ladies Night

7pm Tuesday 10th November in the College Bar with pop-Up Beauty Salon with hair and makeup by Barry’s Hair Studio. Pink bubbles, Chocolate Fountain, Rugby players getting waxed, DJ, raffle and your MC’s for the night Steven Sharpe & Tracey Bruen.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.

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

All are welcome.

Student Leap Card Vouchers Expire 30th November

Just a reminder that if you have a voucher from AIB for the Student Leap Card that you need to bring it in to us before the 30th of November to get your travelcard for €3. We are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and we will take your photo and print the card off straight away. If you don’t have one of the vouchers the Student Leap Card costs €15 and they expire 31st December 2016.

14 Sleeps UntilChristmas Day!

Time to dust off your Christmas jumpers for NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Day on Thursday 19th November. Raising money for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

Connacht vs Treviso Tickets €10

We now have limited €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for Connacht vs Treviso 7.30pm this Friday 6th November.

Movember TAG Rugby Blitz

NUIG Movember’s team – The TribesMoMen are delighted to bring you our inaugural Tag Rugby Tournament/ Taking place on Wednesday 11th November in front of the Quad (College Green / President’s Lawn). Teams of 7 (+ up to 5 subs & minimum 3 girls) will compete for the coveted NUIG Mo Tag Rugby Trophy! Entry fee just €10 and the winning team all get VIP wristbands for Electric. Limited spaces left!

India Soc &  ICSC Galway – Diwali celebration 2015

This year, the NUIG India Society along with ICSC Galway will be hosting Diwali – The Festival of Lights, on the 14th November 2015 in Bailey Allen Hall. Limited tickets for the Diwali festival are on sale – Early Bird price for €8 and after that €10 (students), and it promises to be an evening to remember.

For more details contact India Society at india@socs.nuigalway.ie

Mindful Way Initiative Weds 11th Nov: A day of introductory classes on mindfulness with Tibetan Monk Gelong Thubten

08:00 – 08:45 Staff only – all levels welcome

10:45 – 11:30 – All welcome, all levels

12:00 – 12:45 Students only – all levels welcome

1:15 – 2:00 Students only – all levels welcome

5:00 – 5:45  Staff only – all levels welcome

These classes will take place in the Aula (Lower). Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis, no pre-registration required. This initiative is part of NUI Galway’s journey towards becoming a Mindful University. For information on other Mindful Way Initiative events, log onto www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway.

Mindful Responses to the Stresses of Student Life 5.45pm Weds 18th Nov

This free one-hour lecture is open to researchers, students, student counsellors and advisors, healthcare professionals, mindfulness practitioners, and anyone with an interest in mindfulness.

Register Here.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 9th Nov

6pm – 7pm


Arts Concourse

Science Council

Weds 11th Nov

6pm – 7pm


Áras Moyola

Health Sciences Council

Weds 11th Nov

6pm – 7pm


Arts Concourse

Arts Council

Weds 11th Nov

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 Rebecca at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

Lunchtime Seminar Series

LGBTI rights in Uganda – the state of human rights defenders in peril“ 1pm-2pm Monday 9th November by Sandra Namutebi, human rights defender from Uganda. Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights – All Welcome.

Issue 4 of Sin Newspaper

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

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 www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day


 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 studentsunion@nuigalway.ie There’s more information on our plans available here.


Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 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.