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NUIG Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 2016


The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2016 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 27th January 2016 in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer! 

NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair. 

Confirmed Exhibitors: 

AIESEC Ireland 

Alive NUI Galway

Bank of Ireland

Camp Leaders Ireland

Campus France Ireland 

Partnership International


Travel Bug Ltd

USIT Ireland 

Confirmed Food Vendors: 

Boxty’s Load It 

Brown Bag Donuts

Men at Wok

The Dough Bro’s Wood Fired Pizza 

The Pancake Factory 

For more information contact

SU Weekly Email 33 – 7th May 2015

Weekly Email

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

Vote YES on Friday 22nd of May! 

The paperwork is all done now it’s time for the real leg work to begin! If you want to make sure that the Marriage Equality Referendum passes on Friday 22nd of May here’s some ways to help: 

1. Go Canvassing! Yes Equality Galway are canvassing across the city every evening and in town on the weekend. To get involved just get in touch with them or just turn up to help out. 

2. Go Talking! Yes Meeting for Marriage Equality 7pm TONIGHT Thursday 7th May in Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street. More information.

3. Go Marching! Galway will March for Marriage Equality 3pm Saturday 16th of May organised by Yes Equality. More Information 

4. Go Voting! On Friday 22nd of May Polling stations will be open 7am-10pm bring your polling card and ID. Text/message/snapchat/yikyak everybody ALL DAY to make sure they have voted too! 

Exam Results/Repeats

Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 1 will be released between Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 17th June online. Where ‘Fail’, Absent’, ‘Incomplete’ or ‘Deferred’ appears as the Overall result on your transcript of results, you will be automatically registered to take any written modules for the Autumn repeat session of examinations. Repeat examinations are scheduled August 4th to 14th 2015. 


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. If you have any queries, please contact us.

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 May 16th 2015.
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.

Extra Study Space 2015

Mon 4th May- Weds 13th May Arts/Science Concourse 8am-10pm

O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, McMunn Theatre

Connacht vs Ospreys Tickets €10

We now have €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for the last Connacht home match of the season against the Ospreys at 3pm Saturday 16th May.

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 15th May 2015

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 15th May 2015. Any items left in your locker after the 15th May 2015 will be disposed of.

Lockers for 2015/16 will go on sale on the SU Website at 10am on Monday 31st of August. You can book and pay online via

Celebrate Explore 12pm-1.45pm Wednesday 13th May in the Aula Maxima

Join us to experience this year’s diverse and exciting EXPLORE projects, to be inspired and to network. Email to register.
EXPORE was launched as a joint initiative of NUI Galway and NUI Galway Students’ Union. Since then, over 500 students and staff have partnered up to deliver more than 80 innovative projects.

Kickstart Your Job Search

For all final years, postgrads, and graduates 9.30am-4pm on Thursday 14th May 2015 in IT250. Lunch provided!
Advice on CV’s & Interviews, Industry Panel Experts, Careers Clinic, Guidance, Workshops etc. Find out more

Staying in Galway for the Summer?

You will be flat out! Here’s our guide to everything going on in Galway this summer. Yay Summer!  

Graduations 2015

Conferrings will take place Monday 19th – Friday 24th October (Undergrads) and Tuesday 24th-Thursday 26th November (PhDs/Postgrads)

Alive Certificates Collection

You can now collect your Alive Volunteering Certificate from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm.

SUSI Grant Applications now OPEN for 2015/16 Academic Year

Apply Here

ISIC and Student Leap Cards

Remember our office is open throughout the summer to issue ISIC Cards and Student Leap Cards. We take your photo and print them off straight away for €15.

The Human Rights Cinema, is on every Thursday at 7pm, in the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

May is the Local Filmmakers month, and we are going to be introduced to the filmography of local filmmakers that have human rights relevance.

You are all invited to this free event, this Thursday 7th of May, at 7pm, in the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

Follow the link to get more info.
Looking forward to an exciting evening celebrating local filmmakers and advocating for Human Rights!

Darkness Into Light this SATURDAY!

The walk starts at Leisureland at 4.15am on Saturday. That’s late, late Friday night! The route takes in the prom and South Park, returning to Leisureland. Please get there early, as parking will be limited and some roads will be closed off. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND COLLECT T-SHIRTS AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:

TODAY Thursday (Eyre Square Centre, upstairs) 4-9pm, Friday (Leisureland lobby) 5 to 8pm, Saturday (Leisureland main hall) 3 to 3.45am (ONLY!)

Free Films at 4th REEL LIVES FILM FESTIVAL: Celebrating Ageing Across the Lifecourse
In the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology Monday 18 – Friday 22 May at 1pm each day.
One Irish short + one main feature each day. Free refreshments and spot prizes
Thurs 1pm: NUI Galway Staff Choir. Fri 4pm: Guided walking tour of Dangan with Brendan Hynes

NUIG Colour Dash

11am Sunday 21st of June in aid of Irish Cancer Society. Register Now.

Galway African Film Festival Friday 22nd May to Sunday 24th May

The 8th Galway African Film Festival (GAFF), a local event with a global flair, is back in the Houston Film School NUIG offering a unique opportunity for film lovers to view high quality films not usually available in Ireland. And all for FREE! Places are limited and strictly on a first come first served basis – so make sure you do not miss this extraordinary film experience.

For more information on listings and times, and to download your very own festival brochure, see

Are you brave enough to take on The Chilli M.E. Challenge to raise funds and awareness for myalgic encephalomyelitis?

Take a bite of a hot chilli or shot of tabasco sauce, film your funny reaction and upload it to facebook for all your friends to laugh at. Then nominate five other friends and text HOT to 50300 for a €4 donation. All funds raised go to Invest in ME.
For more information go to or to see challenges already done go to The Chilli M.E. Challenge Facebook page.

Aware Connemara Cycle Saturday 16th May

Registration is now open for the Connemara Cycle 4 Light in aid of Aware on Saturday 16th of May. There is a 65km route or a  125km route, both of which start and finish in Delphi and take in the spectacularly beautiful surrounds of Connemara, Co. Galway. More Information.

Galway Fleadh at NUI Galway seeks Musical Volunteers!

16th and 17th May Volunteers are welcome to support this event to make it an enjoyable experience for visitors to the campus. Love and appreciation of music is all you need!

To volunteer sign up online: Volunteers will get lots of perks for supporting the event!

Registration Open for the Salthill Devon National 5 A Side Competition

30th and 31st May

Summer Holiday Arrangements

  • From Monday 18th of May the SU Office will be open Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • From the 1st of 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.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The Wall Café will be open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5:30pm Saturday/Sunday.
  • The SU Shop will be open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Wednesday 13th May and will re-open at 9am on Monday 7th September.
  • The SU Engineering desk will close at 15:00 on Wednesday 13th May and will re-open at 11am on Monday 7th September.
  • SUMS, The Academic Writing Centre, Computer DISC and The Hub Café are all now closed for the summer.

College starts back on Monday 7th of September for all years.

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-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm during 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.

Summer In Galway 2015


What’s on in Galway this Summer: 

March for Marriage Equality Galway 3pm Saturday 16th May 2015

Pint of Science 18th & 19th May 2015

Get out and VOTE to Make Grá The Law 7am-10pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Galway African Film Festival 22nd-24th May 2015

Salthill Devon National 5 A Sides Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May 2015

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Galway Bike Week 13th-21st June 2015

NUIG Colour Dash Sunday 21st June 2015

Dip in The Nip Sunday 21st June 2015

Galway Simon 10km or 10mile Sunday 28th June 2015

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 1st July 2015

Colours Fringe Festival 1st-8th July 2015 

Galway Film Fleadh 7th – 12th July 2015

Galway Fringe Festival 11th – 27th July 2015

Galway Aquathon Festival Sat 11th July 2015 

Galway International Arts Festival 13th – 26th July 2015

Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 27th July- Sunday 2nd August 2015

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 5th August 2015

Streets of Galway 8k Race Saturday 8th August 2015

Galway Community Pride Thursday 13th- Sunday 16th August 2015

Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara 14th – 16th August 2015

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 ALIVE website for volunteering opportunities. 

Stay tuned to all the Galway Festival action on Galway Festival Radio 101.3 FM 

If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2015/16. Start your countdown! 

NUI Galway Summer Holiday Arrangements 2015


NUI Galway Summer Holiday Arrangements 2015

The SU Office will be open throughout the summer with reduced hours Monday-Friday 10:00-12:30 & 14:00-16:30 and will be closed for the June & August Bank Holiday Mondays. Summer Lockers will go on sale on Monday 25th May for €10. 

The Student Health Unit will be on reduced hours from the 1st of June and will only be seeing Postgraduate & Masters students. Monday-Friday 09:30-12:30 & 14:30-16:30.

The James Hardiman Library will be open: 18th May-19th July & 17th Aug-30th Aug Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30 Sat/Sun CLOSED. Monday 1st June CLOSED.

During the Repeat Exams the Library will be open: 20th July-16th Aug Mon-Thurs 08:30-22:00, Fri 08:30-17:30, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun CLOSED. Mon 3rd August 10:00-17:00. 

The Reading Room will be open as usual during the summer 07:00-02:30 every day. 

The SU Shop will be open Monday-Friday 08:30-16:00. Closed Saturday/Sunday.

The Hub Café will close on Friday 24th April for the summer holidays and will re-open on Monday 31st of August. 

Smokey’s Café will be open throughout the summer with reduced hours. Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30. Sat/Sun Closed.

The SU Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Wednesday 13th May and will re-open at 9am on Monday 7th September.

The SU Engineering desk will close at 15:00 on Wednesday 13th May and will re-open at 11am on Monday 7th September.

The Academic Writing Centre will close on Friday 24th April and will re-open in October. 

Computer DISC is closed for the summer and will re-open on the 24th September 2015. 


Exam Results  will be out between Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 17th June online. Final Year Undergrad and Postgrad Results will also be posted out.

Autumn/Repeat Exams will be held from Tuesday 4th August to Friday 14th August.

SU Lockers will go on sale online at 10am on Monday 31st August from the SU Website. 

First Year Orientation takes place from Monday 31st August to Friday 4th September.

Teaching Begins for all years on Monday 7th September.

Conferrings will take place Monday 19th – Friday 24th October (Undergrads) and Tuesday 24th-Thursday 26th November (PhDs/Postgrads)

We hope you all have a great summer! 


SU Weekly Email 8th May 2014

Weekly Email

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

Exam Results/Repeats

  1. Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 Undergraduate exams will be released between 10th and 20th June 2014. 
    Important: No official results will be released for Semester 1 exams for Undergraduates until June 2014. 
  2. Official results for all other Postgraduate courses considered at Summer Exam Boards (Semester 1 and Semester 2 exams) will be released on 27th June 2014.

$13.       Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive).

SUSI Grant Applications now OPEN for 2014/15 Academic Year

New Applicants Apply Online Here.

Facebook competition – Win a Phone

Need a new phone? As it’s the end of the year and everyone is older and wiser we want to hear what piece of advice you would give the 2014/15 First Years who will be starting in September. Our favourite piece of advice wins a Blackberry 9720 Touch Screen Phone thanks to O2 HEAnet Broadband and Campus.iePut your nugget of advice in the comments below the photo on our Facebook Pageand we will pick a winner on Friday!


Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May

We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.  

Summer Holiday Arrangements

Please note that the SU Cloakroom and the SU Engineering Desk are closing tomorrow, Friday 9th of May for the summer holidays. They will reopen in September.

The Students’ Union office and outlets will remain open during the summer with reduced hours from the last week of May onwards. The Student Health Unit will still see Undergraduate students until Friday 30th of May. During the summer they will only see Postgraduate students Monday-Friday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm with limited staff numbers. Further summer holiday arrangements can be found on our website.


International Student Identity Cards

Heading away somewhere sunny and exciting this summer? Don’t forget to pick up your ISIC Card from the SU Office. ISIC is your international Student ID card. It offers 126,000 student discounts in 130 countries, is endorsed by the UN and is just €15! ISIC

NUI Galway Students’ Union 50th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7th June 2014

All past and present NUI Galway Students’ Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as the Union turns 50. 

The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets are €15 – price includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way. 

If you would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event – with photos or words – please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ieASAP! 

Please feel free to bring guests and spread the word! 


The 10 Minute Cycle Challenge runs from the 7th – 27th May and we are looking for NUI Galway teams to participate!

Get together with friends and colleagues to form a team of 3-6 people and try to clock up as many trips on a bicycle as possible, each journey must be at least 10 minutes long to count.

To keep the Challenge competitive each team must have a ‘new cyclist’ (someone who hasn’t cycled in the past six months). If a team doesn’t have a new cyclist they can still take part but won’t be eligible for prizes.

To register your team visit

Or for additional information contact


May’s Student Health 101 is now available!

So why should you read Student Health 101, the NUI Galway online health and wellness magazine at ?

First, you can enter the May draw for €700 for checking out the May issue.

Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101:

Stay Focused Anywhere: How to overcome study distractions

What’s Next? Conquering your fear of the future

You Snooze, You Win: How sleep helps you retain memory

Impress Your Interviewer: Tips for tackling tough questions

The Body as a Canvas: Choosing if body art is right for you

Wealthy or Healthy? Which would you rather be? Please share in this week’s poll!

Survey on Female College Students Breast Health Knowledge

My name is Mairead Moynagh and I am a Master’s in Health Promotion Student here in NUI Galway. I am looking for female participants to take part in my questionnaire for my thesis. The questionnaire is called “An investigation into female college students breast health knowledge, attitudes and determinants of screening practices.” It should take no longer than 7 minutes. The study will investigate female students in NUI Galway, attitudes, knowledge and what determines their choice of breast health screening. Survey Link.

The Galway African Film Festival 23rd-25th May FREE Event on Campus

Filmgoers will be able to see some of best of contemporary film from the African continent.  Come and see films like ‘Rags and Tatters’ which offers an intriguing perspective on the Egyptian Arab Spring and opportunity to see twilight alleyways of an Egypt rarely seen on film. The award winning ‘Mother of George’ which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival touches on attitude toward and silence around fertility issues.  Oscar nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave) can be seen in the powerful Nigerian drama ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ which tells a stories of Olanna and Kainene, glamorous twins and their complicated lives caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war. This wonderful weekend of cinema, now in its 7th year, will be hosted in the heart of the city by the Huston Film School in NUI Galway and is assisted by Galway City Council.  For more information on listings and times see

Festival Volunteering

If you are around Galway for the summer and fancy volunteering with the great festivals taking place here’s information on how to get involved:

Galway Film Fleadh 8th-13th July

Galway Arts Festival 14th-27th July

Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May

Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.You can also sign up this weekend at their pop-up shop in the Eyre Square Centre.

Dates for your diary 2014/15

Mon 8th Sept

Teaching Begins

Thurs 16th Oct – Fri 24th Oct

Conferring Week

Sat 29th Nov

Teaching Ends

Mon 1st Dec – Sat 6th Dec

Study Week 1

Mon 8th Dec – Fri 19th Dec


Sat 20th Dec – Sun 11th Jan

Christmas Holidays


Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebookand 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(reduced hours during the summer time)

Thank You!

We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officersare still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected Officerswill take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer.

Tuesday 15th April 2014

Whats Happening

Exams Begin for All Years

Saturday 5th April 2014

Whats Happening

Saturday 5th April – Monday 14th April 2014 Study Week for all years.