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SU Weekly Email 6th Feb 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Have you two hours to spare this Saturday?

We are still looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day this Saturday 8th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC Childline. Please email if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 8th of February.


NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG (Sexual Health Advice and Guidance) Week

Monday 10th February

11am SHAG Week Launch – The Quad

12pm – 4pm How Long Can You Ride? Rodeo Bull at the College Bar

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist O’Flaherty Theatre (Tickets €5 – last few tickets on sale in the SU now)

Tuesday 11th February

SEX – You can hook up with more than you bargained for. STI Awareness Information.

Wednesday 12th February

3pm-4pm Aids West Risky Behaviour Workshop in AC201

SHAG Packs across Campus

Thursday 13th February

1pm-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand in Áras na Mac Léinn

7pm-9pm The Dirty Circus in the College Bar

Friday 14th February

Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses

More information from


Financial Aid Fund Applications close 5pm Friday 7th Feb
Semester two Financial Aid Fund Applications Close this Friday 7th February, 2014 at 5.00 p.m. More information.

Got Neknominated? 
Think about these facts first:
-You may harm yourself.
-The person you nominate may be seriously injured
-It comes from online-orientated peer pressure which can lead to cybershaming or cyberbullying. Stand up to the online trend and say no. 

-Anyone found to be recording or engaging in “Nek Nominations” in “The College Bar” or in any other Students’ Union outlet will be asked to leave. 

While some of us may see this as a bit of fun, this ‘game’ is causing great harm to some of those who get involved. The consequences of drinking large volumes of alcohol in a short time period can have very real impacts on those taking part. We are asking you to break the chain & not participate in this trend. Look after your own health & protect your friends from the serious risks associated with it. We are also reminding students of the University Code of Conduct and the serious implications for students found in breach of this code. NUI Galway Student Code of Conduct.

Life Skills Spaces Update

We are now enrolling students for the following Life Skills Courses:

$1·         3 Day Door Security Procedure Course €100 (usual price €175) 9am-5.30pm Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd February (6 spaces left)

$1·         8 Week Yoga Course €40 Thursday 13th February-Thursday 3rd April Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm (4 spaces left) Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm (9 spaces left)

$1·         6 Week AWARE Living Life to the Full Course FREE 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 6th March-Thurs 10th April (18 spaces left)

$1·         Coming Soon: Bar Skills Course and Barista Training – email if you are interested.

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm with the course fee. More information is available here.

Fancy Jumping out of a perfectly good Plane?

If you are interested in taking part in our SU Charity Skydive this year in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC Childline email studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith the subject “JUMP” for more information. Here’s one of our previous Skydives to give you a taste of what to expect! Skydive

SU Charity Aquathon – Win tickets to the Sea Sessions!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 25th of February 2014.The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 21st of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC Childline. We now have an extra incentive to get you involved as the Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival have kindly given us a pair of tickets for the participant who raises the most money for charity! You can sign up in the Students’ Union office and the Sports Centre now and collect your Sponsorship Card. You can also fundraise online via our iDonate page here. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • Monday 10th February  6pm-7pm Science Council in AC204
  • Tuesday 11th February 6pm-7pm Health Sciences Council in MY123 Áras Moyola
  • Monday 3rd March 6pm-8pm SU Council in IT250 – All Class Reps must attend

For more information contact Catherine on

Connacht Rugby Tickets

Connacht vs Edinburgh Saturday 15th February 2014 at 5pm €10 NUIG Student discounted tickets on sale from the SU Office NOW!

Pop Up Ladies Clothing Shop at Croí House this Friday Feb 7th from 10am-2pm

All New ladies clothes – liquidated stock being sold for charity. Labels include Trollied Dolly, Yumi, Glamorous, Chi Chi, Acne and Closet. Designer & Contemporary Brands at incredible prices.Prices points €2, €5, €10, €50 – all proceeds go to Croí. Free Parking – Croí House, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway.

Are you Ireland’s Safest Young Driver?

If you are aged 17-21 you can test your skills and win cash! -Visit

Information evening for people with type 1 diabetes coming up on Thursday the 13th of Feb at Croi house between 7.30-9.00pm.

Doctors, Nurses, Dieticians and other diabetes experts will be on hand on the evening, delivering talks & small group sessions , covering topics such as; your annual diabetes check-up; diet, practical tips and advice on management issues, updates on latest research and new technologies etc. To book your place email – Places strictly limited. More information.

Cooking a Valentine’s Meal (Without Breaking the Bank) featuring local chefs

The event will be held Wednesday 12 February at 7.30 pmat Ros Geal Residence, 19 University Rd (next to Tesco Express).  Students should email rosgeal@gmail.comto book a place. 

Study participants sought: The Impact of Imagery on Self Perceptions of Ageing

Participants are asked to send a facial image of themselves, from the neck up only, to The image should not contain anyone else but the participant. This image is for use in this study only and will be stored confidentially and deleted after participation. Participants are also asked to fill out an online questionnaire (see URL link below) before entering the lab. 

Complete questionnaire here.

The second part of the study involves completing an impression formation task on ageing in a lab setting which we can arrange if you wish to participate. All in all, participation should not take more than 20 minutes.

Any male who participates in the study will get €5 phone credit! 

Are you a young adult (18 – 25 years) living with type 1 diabetes?

If so, we invite you to an exciting and important evening where you will meet other people with type 1 diabetes. This is the first step in establishing a Youth Panel to design and share ideas to influence research in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Get involved and be a voice for young adults with diabetes. The event is being held on Wednesday 19th February 2014, from 6:30pm-8pm in JIGSAW, Fairgreen Road, Galway (opposite the new Coach Station). For further information or queries, please contact Mary Clare O’Hara, Diabetes Centre, University Hospital Galway on 091-542840 or email


Postgrad Open Day

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will be held in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn (Student Centre), NUI Galway on Tuesday February 11, 2014. This is an excellent opportunity for you to talk to lecturers and current postgraduate students about the wide range of taught and research programmes available to you.

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.