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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2017

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2017

Monday 6th of February/Dé Luain, an 6 Feabhra

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. This training is designed to increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence and give participants an opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence. Sign up in the SU Office – Limited to 20 Students – €10 Deposit Required.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

7pm-9pm FREE Movie: Dallas Buyers Club with popcorn and discussion afterwards in Dillon Theatre

8pm-10pm Draiocht Society Comedy Hypnotist in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 from Socs Box.

Tuesday 7th of February/Dé Máirt, an 7 Feabhra

10am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s

3pm-6pm Pop Up Hair Braiding Stand at Smokey’s. All donations to the SU Charities.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Wednesday 8th of February/ Dé Céadaoin, an 8 Feabhra

10am-6pm SHAG Week Information Stand at Smokey’s

1pm-2.30pm Smart Consent Workshop in The Stage, Áras na Mac Léinn. FREE Course with FREE Pizza/lunch. Limited spaces.

2.30pm-4pm Smart Consent Workshop in The Stage, Áras na Mac Léinn. FREE Course with FREE Pizza/lunch. Limited spaces.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in Sult. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed and free passes for Traffic Light Party. NUI Galway student ID required.

11pm till late Traffic Light Party in 44. Get your sticker: Red means you are unavailable, Orange means you could be convinced and Green means you’re a single Pringle looking to mingle! Over 18’s ID required. €5 or FREE if you go to the Dirty Circus!

Thursday 9th of February/Déardaoin, an 9 Feabhra

12pm-2pm Smart Consent Workshop in the SU Boardroom. FREE Course with FREE Pizza/lunch. Limited spaces. Sign up in the SU Office.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Friday 10th of February/Déardaoin, an 10 Feabhra

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities The RNLI and Threshold.

All Week: STInder Poster exhibit in the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn, Arts Millennium and Engineering Buildings.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus. Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

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SU Weekly Email 8 22nd October 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your Weekly Email from your Students’ Union.

Comedy Hypnotist Tickets on Sale NOW!

Our next €5 Comedy gig is hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy at 8pm on Monday 2nd November in the O’Flaherty Theatre. This is part of our SHAG Week 2015 events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned! 
Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) or the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm). Credit card sales by phone to 091 524810.

Voter Registration & Repealing the 8th Amendment

This Tuesday 27th October from 11am-3pm at Smokey’s there will be a stand giving information on repealing the 8th amendment and why that should be a priority for the next government as well as our final voter registration drive for the year. For more info, contact Phelim on

Life Skills Courses Update:

  • Occupational First Aid – 3 day course: 30th October, 6th & 13th November                4 Spaces Left €100
  • Anti-Racism Training Course – Thursday 5th November                                                   10 Spaces Left €5
  • Child Protection Training – Saturday 14th November                                                         1 Space Left €15

Financial Aid Fund Applications Deadline 12pm Monday 2nd November

Applications close 12 noon Monday 2nd November and you must apply online here.

Students following a full time course of at least one year’s duration leading to an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification can apply to the fund.  

Students are only eligible to apply once in the academic year to the Financial Aid Fund. More information is available here.

If you have any queries please contact the Financial Aid Fund on

Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale Now

We now have €10 NUIG Student tickets for Connacht v Edinburgh on Saturday 31st of October at 6:45pm in Sportsground. Tickets on sale Mon-Fri 10am-5pm in SU and Mon-Fri 11am-3pm from SU Engineering Desk.

The NUIG Movember Opening Party

The Official NUIG Movember Opening Party takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 28th of October in the College Bar. Get a nice, free, clean shave before you start your Movember journey to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. There will also be free finger food and some other surprises in store on the night. All Mo Bros and Mo Sistas welcome. Over 18’s event. NUI Galway ID Required.

Smoking Shelter

Please note that the new smoking shelter is now in place between the Arts Millennium Building and the Bialann. Smoking isn’t permitted at University building entrances.

NUIG Pink Day

In support of the breast cancer awareness campaign put on your best pink outfit on Wednesday 28th of October. Events on the day include a Bake Sale at Smokey’s, The Quad will be lit up in pink and ribbons will be sold. Please support this event organised by NUIG Cancer Society.

Enrol Now for Free Workshops & Support Groups

The Student Counselling Service is providing a series of Facilitated Free Once-Off Workshops and Ongoing Facilitated Support Groups for Students. Just click on the event title for information on how to get your free space.

Once Off  Workshops:


Coping with Stress

Managing Mood

Exam Preparation           

Support Groups (running for 5 weeks until the end of term):



Fed Up Feeling Down?

Focusing on Study and Exam Prep

Anxiety Management

Mental Fitness & Resilience

PhD Support Group       

LGBTQ Support Group

Belonging Group for Isolated Students

Bereavement Group

For more information contact

NUI Galway Smart Consent Launch and Documentary Film Night, “The Hunting Ground”. 

Come along to the Aula Maxima Quadrangle Tuesday the 3rd of November at 6pm for the Launch of the Smart Consent Campaign and screening of the award winning documentary, “The Hunting Ground”.  The film highlights how students were activated to get justice for their cause, took their case and won! NUI Galway is proud to be addressing sexual assault research findings that indicate that 25 % have experienced sexual assault through the launch of Smart Consent. Through the Film NUI Galway seeks to demonstrate that justice will be found here and work towards a safe campus.  NUI Galway truly care about students safety, health and wellbeing. It will be accompanied with a Panel of NUI Galway people and Community Organisations (HSE, Garda, etc.) to share with students and staff that there is a Policy and every effort will be made to be there for students. For more information or to volunteer to support the event email and

Volunteer with the Ard Resource Centre and travel with ALIVE volunteers from the Quad on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Come along to the Quadrangle Tuesdays and/or Thursdays to grab the ALIVE bus as it heads to the ARD Family Resource Centre to drop off volunteers.  There are two Foroige clubs on Tuesday with children and young people and Thursdays club is for students interested in English language support – TEFL volunteering. For more information please email

Sin Issue 3

You can now read issue 3 of Sin newspaper onlinehere.If you are interested in helping with the paper email or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.

 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 There’s more information on our plans available here.

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 2nd Nov

2pm – 3pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Mon 2nd Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 3rd Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

Class Rep  Training 2

Weds 4th Nov

6pm – 7pm

ENG2003 Lecture Room 2

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 5th Nov

6pm – 7pm


Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce 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 Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

Register to Vote before the 26th October

If you are not registered to Vote yet please call up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and we will get all the paperwork sorted out for you.


Bank Holiday Monday Arrangements

The SU Office, the Library, the SU Cloakroom, the College Bar, Café na Gaeilge, The Hub and the SU Engineering Desk will all be closed on Monday 26th October for the Bank Holiday

The SU Shop will be open on Saturday 10am-5pm. It will be closed on Sunday & Monday and re-open on Tuesday as normal.

Smokey’s & The Wall Café will be open 9am-5.30pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

Clocks Change this Sunday!

Don’t forget that the clocks go back an hour this Sunday. Enjoy your time travel experience/sleep in!

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 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.