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SU Weekly Email 10 – 1st November 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2018

Mon 5th of Nov

1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday: “Let’s Talk About Sex (baby)” stand at Smokey’s Café & “How many condoms can you pack in 1 minute?” Competition

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unitl. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tues 6th of Nov

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The Space. €10 Register in advance in SU. 3 Spaces Left.

11am-4pm- Share your most embarrassing sex story with Journos Media Soc at Smokey’s Café for their radio show Illuminaughty

4pm-5pm Consent Movie Screening (Venue TBC)

Weds 7th of Nov

2pm-5pm Free Rapid HIV Testing with AIDS West in The Space

7pm-9pm “How Well Do You Know Your Hun?” with GIG Soc in IT202

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult

Thurs 8th of Nov

5pm-8pm “Peaches, Pears or Bananas – Loving Your Sexual Body” with Anna Keogh (Venue TBC)

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unitl. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

All Week:

  • Guess how many condoms are in the jar. Entry €1 goes to SU Charities.
  • Free Condoms and Tompax
  • Look Out For STI-nder
  • Methods of Birth Control Online
  • Journos Media Soc – Facebook giveaway for a year’s subscription to OMGYes in return for people sharing a post about sex positivity and kindness. Winner announced Thursday.

More information from


The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz

Our Big Fat Charity Table Quiz in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway is on at 7.30pm Tuesday 13th November at Sult. Table of 4 €20 – Sign up in the SU Office in advance – spaces limited! 10 Rounds of Questions Compiled by Your SU Officers. Great prizes, FREE Finger Food, Spot Prizes for best team name, best dressed team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!


Student Leap Card Machine Working!

Our Student Leap Card Machine is working again. If you need a new card don’t forget to apply online for your code first – this lasts 7 days – call in to us with the code, your ID and €10.



Remember that during term time you can book in to the Student Health Unit for a FREE STI test. Call 091 492 604 to make an appointment. You can also get free condoms in the SU Office and from the SU Engineering Desk.


SU Yoga Course Now Enrolling

We are now taking bookings for our next 8 week Ashtanga Yoga Course. The cost is €40 which can be paid in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 29th Nov-Thurs 20th Dec 2018 & Thurs 17th Jan-Thurs 7th Feb 2019
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 29th Nov-Thurs 20th Dec 2018 & Thurs 17th Jan-Thurs 7th Feb 2019


USA Summer Camp Information Session

Join USIT 6pm-7pm Wednesday 7th November in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn to find out about summer camp job opportunities this summer in the USA.


Exam Timetables

Semester 1 (2018/2019) exams are scheduled for Monday, 10th December to Friday, 21st December 2018 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session. The Semester exam timetable will be published on Thursday, 15th November at 12:00. Please check your timetable carefully – if there are any subjects missing from your schedule contact the Student Information Desk IMMEDIATELY!


Free Training Events in the Library

The Library has a huge range of FREE training workshops each week on topics such as plagiarism, smart searching for your assignment and poster design. More info here.


Join The NUIG Movember Team

Movember is a men’s health charity focused on the issues of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Every year men across the globe grow moustaches in the month of November to raise money and awareness for these issues. To join the team or to donate follow this link.


Student Alcohol Consumption Survey
Students from the M.Sc. in Health Economics need your help to look at the effects of alcohol consumption on students’ lives, mental health and college participation. Please complete the survey here.


Voter Registration Deadline Sunday 25th November

If on 15th February 2019 you are aged 18 or over please check that your name, address and other details are present and correct on the Draft Register of Electors. If there is a mistake tell your local Council before 25th November. Voter registration forms are available from the SU Office.


Want Free Membership for Coke Zero Bikes?

Head to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-3pm Wednesday 7th of November to get FREE Bike Membership and lots of other great freebies. This offer is valid to anyone with an email address and runs from the 7th until the 14th of November. Sign up here using the promo code NUIG18.


Migraine Info Stand 11am-2pm Thurs 8th Nov

The Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) – Ireland’s only patient charity for migraine sufferers, supporting the estimated 500,000 sufferers in Ireland – will have an information stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-2pm Thursday 8th of November. Migraine is a recognized neurological condition and among the 500,000 sufferers in Ireland, there are an estimated 30,000 chronic sufferers who endure 15 or more migraine attacks per month.


Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Weds 7th Nov 4pm-5pm SU Boardroom Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 12th Nov 6pm – 8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council
Thurs 15th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 19th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 19th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 21st Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 21st Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council

Email for any Class Rep queries.


Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register


Upcoming FREE Mindfulness Events at NUIG

  • 8.10am-8.50am Every Tuesday Free Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Every Wednesday Free Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC202
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 8th Nov Mindfulness and the Brain: A Critical Perspective in AC215
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 15th Nov Pathways to Teaching Mindfulness in AC215
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 22nd Nov Pathways to Teaching Mindfulness in AC215
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 29th Nov Mindful Way at NUI Galway – What’s Next? In AC215


Free 1-hour Decision Making Workshop

1pm-2pm Tuesday 6th November in the Career Development Centre Seminar Room

  • Identify your decision making habits and style
  • Make better decisions using a powerful decision-making tool


Find Out What Your SU Officers Are Doing for You!

Click HERE to read their Officer Reports and Minutes from Executive Meetings.


Life Skills Course Update

  • First Aid Responder 3 Day Course – 2 spaces left
  • Disclosure Training – 3 spaces left
  • Child Protection Training Course – 10 spaces left


SUSI Application Deadline TODAY

The deadline to apply for the SUSI grant is Thursday 1st of November


NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day 12pm-3pm Tues 6th Nov Bailey Allen Hall

Research shows that having a postgraduate course can increase your earning potential and that your career progression greatly increases after you obtain a postgrad qualification. Furthermore it can enhance your employability. Statistics from the Careers Service Graduate Destinations Report indicate that 64% of NUI Galway undergraduates are in employment nine months after graduation. This rises to 87% for postgraduates. Come along to find out about all the taught and research options on offer, including scholarships.


Connacht Rugby vs Dragons Tickets

Use the Code “NUIG-Dra-1819” to get discounted tickets online for the Connacht Rugby vs Dragons match 5.15pm Saturday 3rd of November. Limited to first 50 NUIG Students.

Please note we won’t be getting discount codes for Leinster, Munster or Ulster matches.


Applications Open for An Taisce Climate Ambassadors

If you’d like to learn more about climate change & communications, take action, share your experiences, and meet like-minded people while taking part in worthwhile events and having some fun, An Taisce want to hear from you! They have dedicated staff who will support you throughout your journey, provide training and organise various events throughout the year for you to attend and also share any of your events through their communication channels. Application deadline is Friday 9th November.


Christmas Decoration Competition

Galway City Council are running a competition asking you to make a Christmas decoration out of recycled material (egg shells, cardboard, newspapers, plastic bottles, milk cartons, old clothes etc.). Prizes include vouchers and the winning entry will hang on the Christmas tree in City Hall. The deadline for entries is Monday 3rd December. More information and entry forms available from


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

This year’s World Day of Remembrance Memorial Service will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Galway, at 2pm on Sunday the 18th of November. ’World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ gives us an opportunity to remember those who have died on our roads and the families, friends and communities who have been devastated by their loss and also we remember those who have survived with life altering injuries. For thousands of families around the country, their lives are forever changed as a result of a collision.


Milkyboy Kid at the Town Hall Theatre this Friday!

In this new one man show, award winning international choreographer and performer Luke Murphy enters the void and tries to fill the time. Through a mixture of storytelling, film and Murphy’s own virtuosic physicality “The Milkyboy Kid” examines relationships between who you are, who you want to be and who you pretend to be. Luke Murphy is also facilitating a workshop using adaptations of Stanislavski systems to confront physical and emotional states, to examine the relationship between movement, purpose and meaning for both the performer and audience.


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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.