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SU Weekly Email 23 – 28th February 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


SU Part Time Officer Nominations Close 5pm TODAY!

Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and the SU Website now for the following positions:

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • Societies Chairperson
  • Clubs Captain
  • Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
  • Convenor of the College of Science
  • Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law
  • Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer
  • Ethnic Minorities Officer


Marchathon Starts Monday – Freebies Tomorrow!

Call up to the Students’ Union Office tomorrow Friday 1st March 10am-11am to register your team for the Marchathon Challenge which starts on Monday. We will have (limited) freebies including 10 goodie bags with memory sticks, pedometers and high vis stuff! Just let us know your team name.

How to take part:

  1. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  2. Sign up online at
  3. Get a Step Counter — download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), buy a pedometer, use a Fit Bit, or other step tracking device
  4. From 4th March to 29th March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge
  5. Have Fun and Get Competitive!


Hustings Tonight 7pm Kirwan Theatre

There’s another chance at 7pm tonight to meet your candidates who are running for election and hear what they have to say. Hustings for President, VP/Education and VP/Welfare & Equality hosted by Lit & Deb takes place in the Kirwan Theatre. Come along to listen, question and decide who to vote for on the 7th of March!


Sin Issue 10

Read the latest issue of Sin online HERE


Class Reps Council This Monday

SU Class Reps Council meeting 6pm Monday 4th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. This meeting includes hustings for Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Elections.
All Class Reps must attend.


#NUIGSU19 Vote on Thursday 7th of March 10am-8pm

Election Polling will take place in the following locations next Thursday to elect your new President, VP/Education Officer and VP/Welfare Officer  – Bring NUIG ID!

  • 10am-8pm on The Concourse
  • 11am-8pm in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-5pm in the Engineering Building


Not on campus to vote in #NUISU19 on Thurs 7th March?

  1. Register for your Remote Vote by logging on to the SU Website before midnight Weds 6th March.
    2. Log on to the website 10am-8pm Thurs 7th March and Vote!


Free Exam Prep Workshop

7pm-8.30pm Tuesday 5th of March Exam Preparation Workshop in Library Lobby G010. Admission Free. Plan your study. Answer Strategies. Study Techniques. Pomodoro study method.


Table Quiz this Tuesday

The NUIG Women’s Rugby team are having a Table Quiz at Sult at 7pm on Tuesday 5th of March. There are lots of great prizes to win on the night and it’s only €5 per person with 4/5 people per table.


Mentor Recruitment is Open

Student Connect are beginning to recruit mentors for next year’s first year students. If anyone is interested they should apply online here: here. Applicants should be from any of the following colleges: Arts, Science, Medicine and Health Science, and Law. Mentoring is an extremely rewarding role. Questions can be directed to


Want to Go Paintballing?

International Paintball Group will be on campus 11am-4pm next Thursday 7th of March in Áras na Mac Léinn with great deals on paintballing trips in Ireland and around the world!


Find Your Masters month at NUI Galway

If you’re thinking about postgrad study, then Find Your Masters month should be of interest to you. Events include a Power Brunch, lunchtime presentations, a Mini Open Evening, and more. Full schedule online: check calendar often, events will be added as they present. Email for information.


NUIG 5k Early Bird Registration is Open

The NUI Galway 5k run in aid of Jigsaw Galway takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd of April. This is a spectacular Run, Jog or Walk around the University Campus along the banks of the river Corrib. Early bird registration rate is €10 for students and €15 for staff/public and includes a free t-shirt! Register here.


CUSP Sustainability Summer Internships on offer at NUI Galway

The Community and University Sustainability Project Team (CUSP) is seeking to offer Sustainability Leadership Awards to up to 4 NUI Galway Students to advance the roll-out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020.   The Awards are being offered in 4 project  theme areas namely Energy; Water; Nature & Ecosystems; and Communications & Engagement. The awards are open to NUI Galway Students and successful applicants will be awarded an 8 week scholarship (June-August 2018) funded by the NUI Galway Students’ Union through the Student Project Fund.  Log onto our CUSP website to find out more information.  Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19th March.


Lower Back Pain Study – Participants Needed

Undergraduate students are needed to complete a questionnaire on the prevalence and factors associated with low back pain among undergraduate students at NUI Galway. Complete the questionnaire HERE.


Table Quiz in aid of Maths & Education Final Year Symposium

There will be a fun Pub Quiz at 8pm on Thursday 7th of March at Sult. It’s just €20 per table, max of 4 people per team with lots of spot prizes up for grabs.


Casino Night

The Student Connect Mentoring team are having a Casino Night in DNA on Wednesday the 20th March. Early bird tickets are €15 and €20 thereafter. There will be a lot of amazing prizes given away on the night including an iPad bundle for someone who buys a ticket to the event.


USA J1 Info

Fancy spending your summer in America doing something you love, travelling and exploring everything the USA has to offer? USA Summer Camp will be in Áras na Mac Léinn next Thursday the 7th of March to tell you about your J1 options and opportunities! More Info.


Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 14:45 Saturday 2nd March Connacht vs Ospreys:  NUIG-Osp-1819
  • 19:35 Friday 22nd March Connacht vs Benetton: NUIG-Ben-1819
  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

Buy your tickets on the Connacht Rugby website and use the codes above to get the reduced rate NUIG student price. Valid for 50 tickets per match. NUIG student ID required. Bohermore Terrace only.


Carna Galway  – Brazilian Carnival

Our annual Great Carnival Party is back again, this time at Electric Theatre and Garden on March the 3rd from 2pm with live bands, DJs, dance classes, capoeira performances, and loads of food in our food market. Free entry and family friendly event.


Give Blood In Galway This March

  • 12pm-3.30pm Tues 5th & Weds 6th March Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 19th, Weds 20th & Thurs 21st March Clybaun Hotel
  • 12pm-3.30pm Sun 24th March Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 26th, Weds 27th and Thurs 28th March Menlo Park Hotel


International Women’s Day Fundraiser

To mark International Women’s Day there will be an Open Mic Fundraiser 9.30am-11.30am Friday 8th of March at the Kitchen Café in Galway City Museum in aid of Domestic Violence Response. Entry is €10 and includes coffee and cake. More details from


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.



NUIG Marchathon Challenge Starts 4th March

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NUIG Marchathon Challenge – Win Prizes for Walking!

The Marchathon Step Challenge is back at NUI Galway Monday 4th March – Friday 29th March. Win some great prizes, including Garmin Activity Trackers, Me2U Shopping Vouchers, and Smarter Travel Goodie Packs! This March we’re challenging you to grab some team mates, lace up your walking shoes and march your way to some great prizes! Make sure to sign up by Sunday 24th of February to be in with a chance to win a €50 Shopping Voucher in the early registration draw! The first 50 people to register will also get a Step Counter – absolutely free!

How to take part

  1. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  2. Sign up online at
  3. Team captain: choose a team name and set your team up on the Active Travel Logger
  4. Team members: sign up online at Active Travel Logger, find a team and join it.
  5. Get a Step Counter — download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), buy a pedometer, use a Fit Bit, or other step tracking device
  6. From 4th March to 29th March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge
  7. Have Fun and Get Competitive!

SU Weekly Email 4 – 20th September 2018

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Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.


Kevin McGahern & Alison Spittle This Mon 24th Sept €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents comedians Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm this Monday 24th of September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).


SU Elections Update – How To Vote on Thursday

We will be holding our Elections next Thursday 27th of September 10am-6pm to elect the new SU Vice President/Education Officer and the first SU Ethnic Minorities Officer. You will be able to vote in Smokey’s Café and Áras na Mac Léinn just remember to bring your NUIG ID with you to vote.

If you won’t be on campus to vote on Thursday please register before midnight on Wednesday 26th of September for a Remote Vote via the Students’ Union website. Once you are registered you can then log on to the SU Website 10am-6pm Thursday 27th of September to vote.


Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Scarlets match NUIG-Scarlets-1819

Please note that all purchasers will have to show valid student ID on the night to gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road, failure to do this will result in payment of the difference.


MMA For Self Defence €5

We have joined with Shaolin MMA to offer a two hour Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence Course for just €5! Sign up in the SU now as spaces are limited. The course takes place 6pm-7pm next Tues 25th Sept and Tues 2nd Oct.


Camp Leaders at NUIG 6pm Today

Come join Camp Leaders in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn at 6pm TONIGHT Thursday 20th September to find out all about your J1 opportunities and how to get to America to have the summer of a lifetime!


Financial Aid Fund Applications are OPEN

The Financial Aid Fund is a scheme aimed at disadvantaged students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their studies. Applications close at 12noon on Monday 1st of October. Apply online HERE. Please email with any queries.


Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.


Class Representatives

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


Bus To March For Choice

We are organising a bus to the National March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday 29th of September. Return bus tickets are €2 and are available from the SU Office. NUIG student ID required. Bus leaves The Quad NUIG at 9.30am and returns from St Stephen’s Green at 5pm sharp.  For more information contact


Commuter Challenge 2018: Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now

  • From Monday 1st October to Sunday 11th November we are challenging staff and students to ‘Reboot Their Commute’. Choose from walking, running, cycling, public transport or carpooling, or mix it up throughout the challenge.
  • Get Active & Win – Additional prizes each week for clocking up steps or KMs cycled.
  • Refer a friend and be in with a chance of winning a €50 shopping voucher & goodie pack. Enter Here.


Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.


Comedy Tickets Winner

Congratulations to Ryan Conaty who has won two tickets to our Comedy Gig on Monday by correctly naming the SU President as Megan Reilly.


Swimming Lessons Update

There are still some spaces left in the Swimming Clubs Learn To Swim course. Email straight away to get a place.


Synapse A Tech Carnival

The Synapse Tech Carnival is taking place today in the Bailey Allen Hall 11am-4pm.


Vintage Clothes Fair

Our Vintage Clothes Fair is back on Tuesday 9th of October in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Do you think the Leaving Cert needs to change?

You can help us to tell the Minister for Education that reform is needed and be a part of making change for future Leaving Cert students. Please take a few minutes to fill in this quick survey: HERE.

The survey will be included in a national report that teachers and students will present to Minister Richard Bruton!


Sustainability Showcase

NUI Galway are hosting a sustainability showcase event in the O’Donoghue Theatre on Wednesday September 26th called Our Sustainability Journey.  The event will share sustainability related research taking place on the NUI Galway campus in a relevant and accessible way and demonstrate the relevance of sustainability in everyday living.  This is a free event but booking is essential so please book your ticket here


Porn as Sex Education Survey

Students aged 18+ are invited to take part in our anonymous online questionnaire about pornography. If you agree to participate you will be asked questions about what you have learned about sex from pornography, how you feel about your body and your sexual satisfaction. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. Please click on the link to go to the survey! Survey Link.


University Breastfeeding Meeting

Please join us at AC203 12pm-2pm on the third Wednesday of every month for:

  • Cuppa, biscuits and chat
  • Information on breastfeeding
  • Mother-to-mother support

All mothers, babies and toddlers, expectant women, grandmothers, and female supporters are most welcome. Contact


English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Classes

Free English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes available to all full-time international students at NUI Galway

To register please email

Start Date: Wednesday 26th of September

4pm-6pm CA116A Cairnes Building

6pm-8pm CA117 Cairnes Building


Call for Submissions

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at The deadline is December 14th, 2018. To learn more about The Lamp, visit


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.

SU Weekly Email 30 – 19th April 2018

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NUIG Marchathon Prize Giving Today

Join us for tea, coffee, pastries and prizes at 10.30am TODAY Thursday 19th April in the Corrib Room at Sult to celebrate the achievements of the NUIG Marchathon Teams.



Dé Sathairn, 21ú Aibreán/Saturday, 21st April

Cruinniú: 2pm Ollscoil na Gaillimhe / Assembling : 2pm NUI Galway

Imeacht : 2.30pm i dtreo lár na cathrach / Leaving : 2.30pm for City Centre


Study Week De-Stress Events

  • 11am Mon 23rd April Ice Cream van giving out FREE ice-cream while stocks last outside Engineering Building
  • 12pm-2pm Tues 24th April Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-3pm Weds 25th April Hula Hoops Inflatable Basketball Game with FREE Hula Hoops outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-1pm Weds 25th April Just Be You – FREE Confidence Building Workshop in IT202
  • 9am-10am ALL WEEK FREE Porridge at Sult while stocks last!


#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Your new officers who will take up their positions on the 1st of July are:

President: Megan Reilly

VP/Education Officer: Louis Courtney

VP/Welfare Officer: Clare Austick

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Adhna Nic Dhonnchadha

Gender and LGBT+ right officer: Alex Coughlan

Disability Rights officer: Muireann O’ Sullivan

International Student officer: Daniel McFadden

Mature Students officer: Chuka Paul Oguekwe

Postgrad research officer: Jibran Abbasi

Postgrad Taught Officer: Cameron Keighron

SU Council Chairperson: Sabrina Vaughan

Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic studies: Rían McKeagney

Convenor for the college of Business, Pubic Policy and Law: Clodagh McGivern,

Convenor for the college of science: Scott Green

Convenor for the College of Engineering and Informatics: Roshan George

Convenor for the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: Liezel Ravenscroft

Societies Chairperson: Brandon Walsh

Clubs captain: Ryan Guilfoyle


Just Be You

“Just Be You” is a FREE a confidence building workshop with Kitty Satine 11am-1pm Wednesday 25th of April in IT 202 NUI Galway. Bring along a cushion, blanket and water. This workshop will be all about empowerment, spreading positivity and boosting your self-confidence so you can Just Be You.


Referendum Result

The Referendum on the Creation of the Position of Ethnic Minorities Officer Passed with 80% students who voted in favour of creating this new SU Officer position. There will be an election to fill the Position at the start of the 2018/19 Academic Year. If you are interested in running for this position please contact for more information.


Locker Keys

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Friday 18th of May. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys (please leave the pad lock on the locker) must be dropped up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Any lockers with deposits (Áras Moyola and IT Building) will only be refunded from the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Collect Your Books

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm Thursday 31st of May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.


Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 9am-9pm from Saturday 21st of April until Thursday 17th of May in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Kirwan Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • Darcy Thompson Theatre


Connacht vs Leinster Rugby Tickets

We have Connacht vs Leinster student tickets on sale for €20 in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Kick off 15.05 Saturday 28th of April and it’s the last match of the season.


Extended Library Opening Hours Start This Weekend

Thanks to the library staff who have agreed to facilitate extended weekend opening hours again on following weekends:

  • 21st/22nd April
  • 28th/29th April
  • 5th/6th May

The library will be open Saturdays 8.30am-9pm & Sundays 10am-9pm on these weekends.


Study Break Policy Back in Library

Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them to one side and use the space. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the library to record the time you leave and come back within the hour!


Sin Issue 12

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now out and available to read online here. Well done to Sorcha, Shannon and all the Sin team on a great year of the paper.



As part of the NUI Galway Buildings & Estates Office upcoming Quality Review they are looking for a cross section of students to take part in a focus group 10.30am-11.30am Weds 25th of April in THBG010 on the ground floor of the Library. Tea, coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. To take part please email


MA Drama and Theatre studies Applied Theatre Performance 11am-2pm TOMORROW

Six performances which promise to be immersive, entertaining and push the limits of what theatre is thought to be. These are social, political and enjoyable pieces based right here on NUIG campus 11am-2pm Friday 20th April.


Calling all students!

Do you want to participate in a research study concerning college students’ attitudes towards their peers with disabilities?

This research aims to gain a better understanding of attitudes, thoughts and feelings towards other students with disabilities.

Questionnaire Link.


Sustainability Leadership Awards Applications Open

The Community and University Sustainability Project Team (CUSP) is seeking to offer Sustainability Leadership Awards to up to 4 NUI Galway Students to advance the roll-out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020.   The Awards are being offered in 4 project  theme areas namely Energy; Water; Nature & Ecosystems; and Communications & Engagement. The awards are open to all NUI Galway Students and successful applicants will be awarded an 8 – 12 week scholarship (June-August 2018) funded by the NUI Galway Student Union through the Student Project Fund.

The central aim of the awards is to develop student leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about developing a more sustainable campus and community.  It is envisaged that the positions will deliver a positive experience for the successful candidates by providing an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in sustainability knowledge and application, research, networking, teamwork and communication. Student Leadership Awards 2018 for more information and details on the application process. Deadline Monday 30th April.


Documentary + exhibition: ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’

The premiere screening of a short documentary called ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’ will be shown in public for the first time at 9:30am on Wednesday the 25th of April in the Alice Perry Engineering building, NUI Galway. The creation of this documentary was inspired from the hugely popular exhibition that celebrates the acquisition of the personal archive of O’Shaughnessy, which was on display in the Hardiman library at NUI Galway since October 2017, and is moving this month to its permanent display in the Alice Perry Engineering building at NUI Galway.

Register for FREE tickets here.


Opinions on Student-local relations in Galway City
We are looking for students to participate in a short 20 minute (max) focus group to discuss the student-local relationships within Galway city. The focus group will take place next week and we would appreciate your participation, snacks will be provided! Please email for more information.


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 during term.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)


NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches 10,000 Step Challenge

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches 10,000 Step Challenge

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched the Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge for NUI Galway students and staff. The aim of the event is to encourage staff and students to walk more so that they reach 10,000 steps per day by the end of the challenge on the 23rd of March. Participants have the chance of winning prizes such as action cameras, shopping vouchers and challenge goodie packs from the National Transport Authority just by walking!

The health benefits of walking are huge as it helps tone muscles, strengthen bones, increases metabolism and reduces the risk of high blood pressure. Regular walking can also have a big impact on your mental health as it reduces stress, improves mood and increases self-esteem.

The Students’ Union is also making sure that participants stay safe by staying seen while walking as they have distributed hundreds of free high visibility items from the Road Safety Authority. Participants can still register online for the challenge at

Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “It’s great to see students and staff coming together as a community for a project like this. Sneaking in a short walk each day can transform your health, body and mind plus it’s free! We are privileged to have some beautiful walks on campus which can easily be enjoyed on a break from study or work.”

Students’ Union Vice President/Education Officer Andrew Forde said: “In the lead up to exams it’s important that students ensure they make time for regular exercise in their schedules. Just 40 minutes of walking three times a week has been shown to protect the brain region associated with planning and memory. The Challenge is a great chance to turn exercise into a daily habit and there’s the added bonus that you can win prizes just by taking part!”

PHOTO: (Left to Right) NUI Galway Students’ Union Officers: Sabrina Vaughan, Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh, Sarah Murphy and Megan Reilly.

SU Weekly Email 27 – 23rd March 2017

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Ability Awareness Day Weds 29th March

You are invited to an Ability Awareness Day 4.30pm-7pm Wednesday 29th of March in The Cube Áras na Mac Léinn NUI Galway hosted by the NUIG SU Equaliteam in collaboration with Special Heroes Ireland. This will be an evening of talks on various issues: The CRPD (Convention of Rights for People with Disabilities) and why Ireland needs to ratify it now, Deaf Education, and access to education for those with disabilities.
The event will also include a session for open discussion with participants, on what we can all do to raise awareness for disability rights. Refreshments will be served.

More Information.


Connacht vs Leinster Tickets

19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20. Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)


Nominations Close TOMORROW for Student Achievement Awards

The deadline for online nominations for the Student Achievement Awards is tomorrow Friday 24th of March so if you can think of anyone that fits the bill for any of the following categories nominate them now!

  • Student Leader of the Year
  • Part-Time Officer of the Year
  • International Student of the Year
  • Equality Activist of the Year
  • Welfare Campaign of the Year
  • Education Campaign of the Year
  • Outstanding Mental Health Activism
  • Mature Student of the Year
  • Class Representative of the Year
  • Feachtas Gaeilge na Bliana
  • Student Rights Champions of the Year
  • Activist of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Publication of the Year
  • Journalist of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Student Life
  • Charity Champions of the Year

Here’s the link to nominate:


Marchathon Update

Two NUI Galway teams are in the top 20 of the Smarter Travel Campus Marchathon challenge this week! Well done to “WalkingSUCS” in 4th place and “Walkers” in 12th place. NUIG is currently in 4th place overall so keep up the great work!

This week’s competition theme is “In My Shoes” so make sure you send stories or short video clips describing your Marchathon journey by 12pm this Friday 24th March to


Final Part Time Officer Election Results

Thanks to everyone who came out and voted last Thursday. You elected as your final Part Time SU Officers for 2017/18: Clubs’ Captain: Conor and Postgraduate Officer: Colm.

They will join: President: Lorcán, VP/Welfare: Megan, VP/Education: Andrew, SU Council Chair: Emily, Gaeilge: Cónall; Equality: Clare; Societies Chair: Ruth; Mature Students: Eugene; Convenor of Arts: Sabrina; Convenor of Science: Sean; Convenor of Medicine: Sarah; Convenor of Engineering: Christopher; Convenor of Business: Fiachra

Don’t forget that your current SU Officers don’t finish up until the 30th of June so make sure you contact them if you need any help.


Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.


FREE Exam-prep Boot Camp over first 3 days of Study Week to help you Kick-start your revision!

Monday April 3rd, 10am – 1:15pm:  Practical Study Tips workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Tuesday April 4th,  10am – 1:15pm:  Exam Anxiety reduction workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Wednesday April 5th, 10am – 1:15pm:  Revision skills workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G010 Library Lobby

Individual mini-sessions with a facilitator on the day will also be available

For more information contact


Benefit Concert for Five Female Lecturers High Court Case against NUI Galway – Wednesday 29th March, Black Box, Galway

The benefit concert will feature The Stunning along with My Fellow Sponges. The MC for the event will be comedian Tommy Tiernan, so expect the unexpected! You can buy special student rate tickets for €15 from the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn. The concert will be held Wednesday, March 29th, at The Black Box in Galway. The event will raise funds to support court cases filed by the 5 women lecturers at NUI Galway who are fighting for their right to be promoted.

More information in this video.


Afrofest (part 2) 6.30pm this Friday 24th of March

This night is going to be packed with music, drama, poetry/spoken word, a fashion show and dancing. Acts performing on the night include Sean X and NUIG’s very own, Tolu Makanjuola. There will be traditional African food served by Galway’s “Tai’s Cuisine”. It will be a beautiful evening spreading the African culture starting at 6.30pm in the Bailey Allen Hall. Tickets on sale in the Socs Box.


All Aboard 2017 FREE Digital Skills training events at NUIG Mon 3rd – Fri 7th April

Book your FREE space now at



I am a postgraduate Psychology student looking for female participants to take part in my study. As part of my final year project, I am investigating the management of multiple tasks during a simulated drive. Participation is open to females between 18 and 24 years of age, with a minimum provisional driving licence and at least one year’s driving experience.

Each participant will receive a €5 ‘An Bhialann’ Voucher. For further details, contact:



#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students in The Space. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.


Survey: Are You Gaining Practical Skills Through Your College Studies?

Would you like to see Work Placements as part of your studies at NUIG?

Please complete this survey: HERE.


The Brain Café: Third Undergraduate Research Conference EXTENDED DEADLINE!
The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until Wednesday the 29th March. You have another week to complete and submit your abstract to participate in this exciting event! Submit your abstract here;


Want to be part of one of the LARGEST clubs in NUIG? And hit the Alps at the same time? 

The Snow Sports Club will be holding its AGM this MONDAY the 27th of March at 5:30pm in AC201 on the concourse. PIZZA will be provided and Sports Ball tickets will be available to collect!

Global Lounge at NUIG this Saturday 12pm-3pm

The Global Lounge is a place for students to hang out, have fun, enjoy some snacks and refreshments, and have a chat in a friendly and relaxed environment.

For more information, email


NUIG Waxathon 8pm Tues 28th March

There is a charity Waxathon in Sult from 8pm on Tuesday 28th of March to raise funds for two NUIG students travelling to Zambia this summer for 6 weeks in an effort to teach English to boys and girls in disadvantaged areas. There will be a DJ, food, raffle and lots of wax!


Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • NCT Your Career Plan

For more information and to register visit


Exam Timetable out Now

More Information


Only 1 week left to visit the Academic Writing Centre

Please drop in during our regular hours 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights), to get some help with your writing. We are closing on Friday 31st of March for the semester.


Read Sin Issue 11 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email


Let’s be the pulse of Europe — Gathering in Eyre Square every Sunday at 2pm

Stand up for a positive, pro-European, inclusive image and make the European spirit visible on the streets of Galway. Pulse of Europe ( is a non-partisan, independent movement with people from diverse backgrounds who all share positive European values.

Email: for more information or go to


Help support Childline

NUIG Student Emer O’Callaghan is participating in the Women’s mini marathon this year to raise funds for ISPCC’s Childline service. Childline is a free listening service for children in Ireland and is operated by volunteers. Please help her to help them by giving whatever you can following the link here.


Early Bird rate Registration now open for Galway Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 6th May

Register Here.


Don’t Forget!

The clocks go forward an hour this Sunday AND it’s Mother’s Day so ring your Mammy and enjoy the Grand Stretch!


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 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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.


Rate my Trip

2014/15 Projects

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This pilot project aims to develop an app for users to monitor their travel patterns by collecting relevant information about travel habits.