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SU Weekly Email 33 – 4th of May 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of the year from your Students’ Union!

Please note ALL Locker Keys must be returned before 5pm Tuesday 16th of May

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. 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 must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term

Summer Holiday Hours

  • The SU Cloakroom will close for the summer at 5pm  tomorrow Friday 5th
  • The SU Engineering Desk close for the summer at 3pm on Wednesday 10th of May.
  • The SU Office summer opening hours will start from Monday 15th May and we will be open 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday during the summer.
  • From the 1stof June the Student Health Unit will only be seeing Postgrad & Masters students. Opening hours during the summer: 09:30am-12:30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm.
  • Computer DISC, SUMS and the Academic Writing Centre are all closed for the summer now.

More details of who’s open/closed for the summer will be available on our website shortly.


Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August. The results of the Autumn Exams will be out on Friday 1st of September.


SU 8 Week Yoga Course €40

We are now taking sign-ups for our 8 week Ashtanga yoga course during the summer. You can register in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card. The course cost is €40.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May) – COURSE FULL
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May) – 5 SPACES LEFT


Galway Lifeboat Station needs Volunteers

Galway Lifeboat Station are looking for volunteers to sell their Yellow Welly pins. If you have an hour or two to spare over the weekend they would love your help!

Please contact

  • Friday 5 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Eyre Square Centre & Tesco Oranmore
  • Monday 7th May Aldi Stores in Knocknacarra, Westside, Headford Road & Oranmore.


Staying in Galway for the Summer?

You will be flat out! Visit our website for our guide to everything going on in Galway this summer. Yay summer!


Cash in your SU Card Points Now!

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website:

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.


Give 2 Hours to Help the Homeless in Galway

Cope Galway have their Annual Flag Day collection on Saturday 13th May – can you spare 2hrs to help? Contact or call/text 085 8597898.


FREE Breakfasts!

NUI Galway students can get free Porridge in Sult and Smokey’s Café  9am-10am/while stocks last each morning.


Be a Charity Concierge at Electric Picnic

Charity Concierge volunteers provide a drinks waiting service around the festival arena to help customers add a little luxury to their festival experience. As a Concierge you’ll never be left miles from the arena, guarding a gate for hours on end: Concierges are always found at the heart of the festival meaning you don’t have to miss your favourite acts even while volunteering. You’ll have a tangible and direct positive impact – the service is charged at a €6 donation, and every €12 you raise could pay for everything a child needs to go to school for a whole month.


Dates for your Diary

Mon 28th Aug SU Lockers On Sale
Fri 1st Sept Autumn/Repeat Exam Results Out
Mon 4th Sept Teaching Begins
Weds 13th Sept SU Freshers’ Fair
Mon 16th – Fri 20th Oct Conferring Week
Sat 25th Nov Teaching Ends
Mon 27th Nov – Sat 2nd Dec Study Week 1
Mon 4th Dec – Fri 15th Dec Exams


Funding Pathways for Early Career Researchers: an Interdisciplinary Guide 10am TODAY School of Psychology Room G065
This session is aimed at early career researchers looking to find out what to do upon finishing their PhDs or when trying to secure funding! It will be a short seminar where we’ll hear useful remarks from the Research Office on how and where to look for funding in different disciplines. We will also have experienced researchers from NUIG discussing the difference between establishing a research career in academia and industry!
More details can be found here. Light lunch will be provided after the session. The event is free but spaces are limited! Register here to secure a place.


Darkness Into Light This Weekend!

You can register online here.


Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs Now Open

The Competitive Start Fund (CSF) aims to support early stage start-ups.  A competition, specifically for Female Entrepreneurs or female-led start-ups, active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products will close on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 3pm. Further details

More Details.


Student Health Unit during Exams

During the exams the Student Health Unit will be open for exam emergencies daily 8.30am-5.30pm (Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm) Monday-Friday.

Regular hours for non-emergencies are from 9.15am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday.


Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.


PC Suites Unavailable during Exams
The following PC Suites will be unavailable from 17:00 on Friday, April 21st until 17:30 on Wednesday, May 10th as they are being used for exams:
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– ENG-2016
– ENG-2017

– Finnegan

SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday 12th 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. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.


The Year Ahead

The Academic Calendar for 2017/18 is available here.


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-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm during the summer.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm. Closing 3pm Wednesday 10th May for the summer.


Thank You!

We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officers are still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected officers will take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer. The Weekly Email will be back in September!


Summer In Galway

News & Events
What’s on in Galway this Summer:

Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 7th May 2016

Reel Lives Film Fiesta Monday 9th – Friday 13th May 2016

Galway Early Music Festival Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th May 2016

Pint of Science Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th May 2016

Little Cinema Galway 6th Birthday 9pm Wednesday 26th May 2016

Féile Scannán na Reábhlóide Friday 27th – Sunday 29th May 2016

Galway African Film Festival Friday 27th-Sunday 29th May 2016

Galway Juggling Convention Friday 27th-Sunday 29th May 2016

Conamara Bog Week Sunday 29th May – Monday 6th June 2016

Irish Garden Party at NUIG 12pm-4pm Wednesday 1st June 2016

Salthill Devon National 5 A Sides Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June 2016

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 1st June 2016

ALá Participatory Theatre FREE Mini Festival Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June 2016

Cong-Galway Sailing Race Saturday 11th June 2016

Street Feast Sunday 12th June 2016

Circus in the Park Sunday 12th June 2016

Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 12th June 2016

Galway Bike Week Sat 11th – Sun 19th June 2016

Longest Day Swim Sat 18th June 2016

Our Place @Merlin Woods Sat 18th & Sun 19th June 2016

Challenge Galway Triathlon Sunday 26th June 2016

Colours Fringe Festival Mon 27th June – Sat 2nd July 2016

Seafest Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July 2016

Westside Arts Festival Mon 4th – Sat 9th July 2016

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 6th July 2016

Galway Film Fleadh Tues 5th – Sun 10th July 2016

Galway Fringe Festival Sun 9th – Mon 25th July 2016

Galway International Arts Festival Mon11th – Sun 24th July 2016

Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 25th July- Sunday 31st July 2016

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Saturday 6th August 2016

Galway Pride Festival Monday 15th – Sunday 21st August 2016

National Heritage Week Sunday 20th – Friday 26th August 2016

Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara Fri 19th – Sun 21st August 2016

Lots of these festivals and events need volunteers to help out so please give them a shout if you are available to lend a hand!

There are also lots of charitable organisations looking for volunteers to help out. Check the NUIG ALIVEwebsite for volunteering opportunities.

If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2016/17. Start your countdown!