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Students’ Union Organise GE2020 Information Day

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Students’ Union Organise GE2020 Information Day

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be hosting two major events on Tuesday 4th of February to help their 19,000 student members to decide who to vote for in the General Election on the 8th of February.

The first event is a live broadcast of the Moncrieff show on Newstalk FM from campus. The live student audience will be voicing their concerns about climate change and what they think politicians should be doing about it. This event is a collaboration with SpunOut.ie, NYCI and USI taking place 1.30pm-4pm in The View in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free tickets are available here.

The second event will see a hustings of the Galway election candidates where students can discuss their party’s policies on housing, healthcare, education, transport, work, direct provision and public services. This event is in collaboration with ONE Galway and GMIT Students’ Union and will take place from 7.30pm in the Kirwan Theatre. Free tickets are available here.

Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “We have registered thousands of NUI Galway students to vote again this year and we want them to be as informed as possible when they go to vote on the 8th of February. Our student members are more engaged than ever and are adamant that the next Government address their concerns regarding accommodation, funding for education, climate change, healthcare and direct provision.”


SU Weekly Email 19 – 31st of January 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Neil Delamere 200 Tickets Left

€5 Tickets for comedian Neil Delamere on Monday 18th of February are on sale now from the SU Office and SU Engineering Desk.

UPDATE: Regarding Exam Results and Fee Deadline

We have been made aware that many students are still waiting on their provisional semester 1 exam results and that this is causing a lot of concern as the deadline for the payment of the remainder of fees is today Thursday 31st of January. We have been working with the various departments in the University this week to try to get provisional exam results issued ASAP as we know this might impact on students decision to continue their course.

We have been advised that the Fees Office do not hold Semester 1 exam results for students with outstanding fees.

Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office.

SU Free Cloakroom Open TODAY

The SU Free Cloakroom is open 9am-6pm Thursdays and Fridays during term. It’s located near the SU XL Shop.

Become a 2019/20 CÉIM peer learning leader
Meet weekly with 1st year students and support them to transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and develop networks. Open to current 1st and/or 2nd year students in specific disciplines. Benefits: develop your skills, boost your CV, meet new people, receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and fulfil criteria to obtain the NUI Galway President’s Award and Employability Award. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 11 February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

Student Leap Cards

Remember you can now purchase and top up your Student Leap Cards in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. You can top up your Leap Card with us for monetary amounts or put your weekly/monthly bus ticket on it.

To get your Leap Card:

  1. Apply online here: https://www.studentleapcard.ie/apply-by-mobile/
  2. Bring your code to the SU Office and we will issue your card for €10. Please note the code is only valid for 7 days.

Volunteers URGENTLY Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our annual charity collection day in Galway City this Saturday 2nd of February for the following time slots: 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm. You will be holding a collection bucket and asking the public to donate what they can to the SU Nominated Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. Email joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie to volunteer.

Mental Health Week Continues TODAY Thurs 31st Jan

  • 11am-4pm ALIVE Volunteering Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 4pm-5pm Counselling Workshop on Stress & Anxiety in G067 in the Psychology Building
  • 7pm-9pm Comedy Sketch Night in AC215

Know Someone Who Should Run for the #NUIGSU19 Elections?

Do you think your friend would make a great Students’ Union President or Vice-President? Or maybe you’d love to run for election yourself?

Recommend a Friend or Register Your Interest in Running HERE.

Nominations Open at 10am on Thurs 14th Feb for the three full-time paid Officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare & Equality Officer.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2019

Sat 9th of Feb

Mon 11th of Feb

  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Mondays at Smokey’s Café
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tues 12th of Feb

  • 8.10am-8.50am Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The Space. €10 Register in advance in SU
  • 6pm-9pm NUIG Premiere Screening of “The Meeting” in D’Arcy Thompson Theatre. Free ticketed event. Register on EventBrite for tickets.
  • 9pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult. FREE Event in the Corrib Room.

Weds 13th of Feb

  • 11am-3pm COPE Galway Violence in Relationships Information Table at Smokey’s Café
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201

Thurs 14th of Feb

  • 10am Valentine’s Day Chocolates and Roses – FREE while stocks last from the SU!
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.
  • 8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness! FREE event in the main bar at Sult.

All Week:

  • Free Condoms from the SU and SU Engineering Desk

More information from/ Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie


Volunteering Fair TODAY

The ALIVE Volunteering Fair takes places 11am-4pm TODAY Thursday 31st of January in the Bailey Allen Hall. Come along, meet community NGO’s and become a volunteer instantly!


1916 Bursary Fund Open

Applications are open for the 1916 Bursary Fund until the 31st of March 2019 which is up to €5,000 per year of study. Applications welcome from full/part time new entry students from under-represented socio-economic. Email access@nuigalway.ie or phone 091- 493 553 for more information.

NUIG Postgrad Open Day on Wednesday

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm Wednesday, 6th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. The event will include short presentations covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. 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, and other student support services. You can pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day or just turn up and register on the day.

Sin Issue 8

You can read Issue 8 of Sin Newspaper here.

NUIG Postgrad Ball Early Bird Tickets

The NUIG Postgrad Ball will take place on the Thursday 7th of March. Early bird €45 tickets go on sale on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of February. More information here.

Transition to Employment Programme

Do you have a disability or mental health challenge? Sing up for the Career Development Centre Transition to Employment programme. Includes CV & Interview Skills Workshop, Employer Panel and Disclosure workshop.

Free safeTALK Course

Online Registration Open for free safeTALK Course 9.30am-1pm Weds 27th Feb in Westside Resource Centre. safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Register online here.

USIT J1 Info Sessions Tues 5th Feb

  • 3pm-4pm J1 Summer Options Stand at Smokey’s
  • 4.30pm-5.30pm J1 Summer Camp Talk in The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5.30pm-6.30pm J1 Information Talk in The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn


Student Survey Opens Monday

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. The survey is open to: First Year Undergrad, Final Year Undergrad and Taught Postgrad students.

FREE Mindfulness Based Living 6 week Course starts Monday 4th Feb

Choice of times: 5pm – 6:30pm or 6:30pm – 8pm in Áras Moyola MY336

  • Learn skills to address anxiety and stress
  • Have better focus and concentration for study
  • Promotes a better relationship with yourself and others

Book here: https://www.nuigstudents.ie/smartlife


Charity Table Quiz in aid of Palestine

Sinn Fein Society are holding a charity table quiz at Sult at 8pm on Thursday 7th February to raise funds for medical aid in Palestine. It’s €5 per person and prizes include 2x Keilidh MUA makeup masterclass tour tickets for the Galmont Hotel, €40 cash prize, and a signed Gerry Adams cookbook.


Free Weekly Mindfulness Classes

Every week during term there are FREE Mindfulness classes at NUI Galway. Feel free to drop in – all are welcome.

  • 8.10am-8.50am Tuesdays Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201


Need help finding the right information for your assignment?

Drop into a Smart Searching for your Assignment session at the Library! Sessions weekly through to the end of February. Info and registration here.


Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Discount Tickets

Use the following discount codes online to get the reduced NUI Galway student rate for these Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 5pm Saturday 16th February Connacht vs Cheetahs CODE: NUIG-Che-1819
  • 2.45pm Saturday 2nd March Connacht vs Ospreys CODE: NUIG-Osp-1819

Limited to 50 tickets per match for the Bohermore Terrace only. NUI Galway Student ID required.


Smart Life FREE Courses

Check out SMART LIFE, a series of **FREE** wellbeing and academic short courses and once-off workshops to help you do better and feel better! More info and booking here: https://www.nuigstudents.ie/smartlife


Fierce AF Monday Interviews

Fierce – Fierce AF will be hosting Facebook Live interviews each Monday with inspirational athletes. First up at 6.15pm on Monday 4th of February is the K1 Atomweight Champion of the World Whitney Sheppard!


My Thesis in French Competition

Registration for My Thesis in 3 minutes in French is now open for PhD students. Deadline 28th Feb and the event takes place in Dublin Weds 13th March. There will be nice prizes to reward the best presentations! Register here.


SpunOut.ie are recruiting for their Action Panels

Action Panels are where young people meet and decide new content ideas for SpunOut.ie. This ensures that the information on www.spunout.ie is based on what young people aged 16-25 across the country want to know about. Action Panels are based in Dublin, Waterford, Cork and Galway and they each meet three times a year. As an Action panel member there are a number of training opportunities such as on how to be an effective advocate for causes you care about, as well as receiving personal and professional guidance.

Find out more and apply here.


Irish Cancer Society​ Research Scholarship Programmes

  • Biomedical Research Scholarship
  • Social and Allied Health Science Research Scholarship

Deadline Expression of Interest: 3pm Tues 26th Feb 2019


Have Your Say on Reform of Electoral Registration Process

The Government has published proposals to make it simpler and more user-friendly for people to register to voter or change their registration details and they would like your views on same.

You can read the proposals online here

You can submit your views on the proposals via email to registerreform@housing.gov.ie and the deadline for submissions is Friday 15th March 2019


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 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.