Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.
VOTE TODAY! Postgraduate Officer & Clubs’ Captain
If you are a Postgrad or a Clubs’ Captain don’t forget to go to Smokey’s Cafe TODAY between 11am-4pm to vote for your SU Postgrad Officer and Clubs’ Captain.
Please Vote for us!
We are nominated for a few categories in the Best of Galway Awards and would love if you could take the time to give us a vote at the link below.
Best Pub: Sult NUI Galway
Best Restaurant/Café: Caifé na Gaeilge, Smokey’s Café or The Wall Café
Best Retailer: NUI Galway Students’ Union Shop
Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday
The following will be closed on Saint Patrick’s Day Friday 17th of March:
The SU Office, the Library, the Academic Writing Centre, the SU Cloakroom, the SU Engineering Desk, the SU Shop, the Student Health Unit, Sult, Caife na Gaeilge, and Smokey’s Café.
The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours 11:00-15:00. The Reading Room will be open as usual.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!
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.
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.
Max the Labrador puppy is the newest member of the Students’ Union team and he will be in our office 10am-12pm every Wednesday to meet you, go for walks with you or just lick your face. Call in and get some puppy love!
Exam Timetable out Now
Only 2 weeks 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.
Take part in out twitter competition to show off your editing skills and win prizes: https://twitter.com/awcnuig
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)
Thanks to everyone who came out and voted last Thursday. You elected as your Part Time SU Officers for 2017/18:
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
They will join Lorcán President, Megan VP/Welfare, Andrew VP/Education and Emily your SU Council Chair and the final two part time officers who will be elected today.
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.
You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card. The course cost is €40.
- Beginners/Improvers – COURSE FULL
- Intermediate – 2 SPACES LEFT
Free tickets available now for the 3rd annual climate congress at NUIG on Tuesday the 21st of March. Entry is free and this year’s theme is divestment and sustainable choices.
Student Summit 2017 2pm-7pm Tues 21st March in Dublin Castle
This event will be a promotion and exploration of innovation for third-level students across the island of Ireland. In attendance will be over 600 students, who will interact with over 35 start-ups, learn from 6 different workshops and hear from engaging, motivational speakers from across the start-up sector.
Ticket link (use code usifriends17)
Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:
- Fulbright Award Info Session
For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers
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 email@example.com
Think Before You Flush Survey
This survey is part of our THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH campaign as part of a second-year Biomedical Science module, CKI. We hope to evaluate how effective the posters around the campus toilets were. Complete the survey here. This survey is in conjunction with Clean Coasts
Invite: The Reality for Travellers – Accommodation Needs in Galway
The Galway Traveller Movement and the Galway Anti-Racism Network are holding a public meeting on the accommodation needs of Travellers in Galway at 7pm on Tuesday 21st of March in the Connacht Hotel. The event will mark International Day Against Racism.
#pulseofeurope — Celebrating the European Union every Sunday at 3pm in Eyre Square
Stand up for a positive, pro-European, and inclusive image and bring the European spirit so that is visible on the streets in Galway. Pulse of Europe is a non-partisan and independent movement with people from diverse backgrounds who all share positive European values.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/Pulse-of-Europe-Galway-1862124490739667/ for more information
Galway Start-up Weekend Friday 31st March-Sunday 2nd April
Student Rate Tickets €20 available now Ticket Link.
Start-Up Funding for Students and Graduates
Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund for Graduate Entrepreneurs is OPEN NOW until 22nd March. We will invest €50,000 in up to 10 start-ups led by recent graduates and final year students. Apply Now.
NUIG Sports Ball
The NUI Galway Sports Ball is on Tuesday 28th of March. Tickets are €40 and are available from the Sports Unit in the Kingfisher. Ticket includes reception, dinner, My Fellow Sponges, The Converse Allstars and Paul Belton.
With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre
With Maths – SUMS
With Computer Programming – Computer DISC
With Anything – The SU Grinds Register
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.
NUI Galway Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2016
NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 17th December 2016 to Sunday 8th of January 2017 (inclusive)
Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 9th of January 2017. Academic Dates for the rest of 2016/17 are available here.
The Students’ Union Office will close at 2pm on Thursday 22nd of December and reopen at 10am Monday 9th of January 2017.
The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Friday 16th of December and reopen at 11am on Monday 9th of January 2017.
The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 5pm on Friday 16th of December and reopen at 9am on Friday 13th of January 2017.
The Students’ Union Shop will close on Wednesday 21st of December and reopen at 8am on Wednesday 4th of January 2017.
Sult will close on Wednesday 21st of December and reopen on Wednesday 4th of January 2017.
Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Friday 16th of December and will reopen at 9am on Monday 9th of January 2017.
Smokey’s Café will close on Wednesday 21st of December and will reopen at 8.30am on Wednesday 4th of January.
The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Mon 19th Dec-Fri 23rd Dec. Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December. Open 9am-3pm Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th December. Closed 31st Dec & 1st Jan. Open 9am-3pm Monday 2nd Jan-Sun 8th Jan 2017.
The James Hardiman Library will have reduced hours Friday 16th December to Thursday 22nd of December 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri. Closed Sat/Sun. The Library will be closed Friday 23rd of December to Monday 2nd of January inclusive.
The Reading Room will only be closed on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th of December.
Some of the Computer Suites will be closed over the holidays for more details check HERE.
The Student Health Unit will close on Tuesday 20th of December and will reopen on Thursday 5th of January 2017.
Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tuesday 10th of January 2017.
Flirt FM will be off air from Saturday 10th December to Sunday 8th of January inclusive.
The Socs Box will close on Thursday 22nd of December and will reopen on Thursday 5th of January 2017.
The Academic Writing Centre will close on Friday 2nd of December and will reopen in January 2017.
SUMS will be closed from Monday 12th of December and will reopen on Monday 23rd of January 2017.
Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you all in 2017!
Saint Patrick’s Day: Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!
Please note that the following will be closed on Thursday 17th March 2016 for the Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday:
- The SU Office
- The SU Cloakroom (Closed until Monday 4th April)
- The SU Shop
- The Student Health Unit
- The James Hardiman Library
- The Academic Writing Centre
- The College Bar
- Caife na Gaeilge
- The SU Engineering Desk (Closed until Monday 4th April)
- Smokey’s Café
The Reading Room will be open as usual.
The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours 10:00-15:00
NUI Galway Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2015
The Students’ Union office will close on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen at 10am on Thursday 7th January.
The Library will be closed Thursday 24th December to Sunday 3rd January (inclusive)
The Reading Room is closed Friday 25th & Saturday 26th December & Friday 1st January. Open 07:00-midnight 21st Dec-3rd Jan.
PC Suites willl be closed from 17:00 Thursday 24th December and will remain closed 25th, 26th, 27th December & 1st January.
The Student Health Unit will close on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Wednesday 6th January.
The SU Cloakroom will close at 6.30pm on Friday 18th December and will reopen at 9am on Monday 11th January
The SU Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Friday 11th December and will reopen at 11am on Monday 11th January
The College Bar will close at 3pm on Monday 21st December and will reopen on Monday 11th January.
The Hub will close on Friday 11th December and will reopen on Monday 11th January.
Caife Na Gaeilge will close at 3pm on Friday 18th December and will reopen on Monday 11th January.
The SU Shop will close at 5pm on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 4th January (reduced hours for first week back 8am-5pm)
Smokey’s Café will close at 5.30pm on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 4th January (reduced hours for first week back 8.30am-5.30pm)
The Wall Café will be open 10am-4pm Monday 21st-Wednesday 23rd December. Closed Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th December. Open 10am-4pm Monday 28th December, 10am-12.30pm Tuesday 29th December, 10am-4pm Wednesday 30th December. Closed Thursday 31st December & Friday 1st January. Open 9am-6pm Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th January.
SUMS will close on Friday 11th December and will re-open on Monday 11th January.
Computer DISC will close on Friday 4th December and re-open on Monday 18th January.
The Academic Writing Centre is closed and will reopen in late January.
The Socs Box will be closing on Friday 18th December.
Flirt FM 101.3 FM will be finishing on Friday 11th December and will be back on the air Monday 11th January.
Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tuesday 12th January.
You can view the Academic Calendar for 2016 HERE
Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise. We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you all in 2016!
Summer Holiday Arrangements 2014
The Students’ Union Office will remain open throughout the summer Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm until the 31st of August. (Closed Bank Holiday Monday 2nd June & Monday 4th August)
The Students’ Union Cloakroom, Caifé na Gaeilge, the Hub, the SU Engineering Desk and the College Bar Carvery will be closed until September.
The Student Health Unit will be open to all students until Friday 30th May. From Monday 2nd June onwards they will only see Postgraduate students and their hours are reduced to 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday. There will be reduced staff numbers during the summer.
The Students’ Union XL Shop will be open 8.30am-4pm Monday-Friday from the 19th of May and closed Saturday/Sunday.
Smokey’s Café will be open 8.30am-6pm Monday-Friday from the 19th of May and closed Saturday/Sunday.
The Wall Café will be open as usual 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday/Sunday.
The College Bar Coffee Dock will be open Monday-Friday 8.30am-3.30pm (Hot Beverages & Pastries) 3.30pm-6.30pm (Hot Beverages only) and closed Saturday/Sunday.
The College Bar Deli Counter will be open Monday-Friday 11am-2.30pm with a daily hot meal option alonside sandwiches, salads etc. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
The College Bar Pizza Counter will be open Monday-Thursday 12pm-2.30pm and Friday 12pm-9pm. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
James Hardiman Library Opening Hours Monday 19th May – Sunday 31st August 2014:
19th May – 20th July & 18th August – 31st August: Monday-Friday 08:30-17:30, Saturday/Sunday Closed.
Library Closed June Bank Holiday Monday 2nd June
21st July – 17th August: Monday-Thursday 08:30-22:00 Friday 08:30-17:30 Saturday 10:00-17:00 Sunday Closed
August Bank Holiday Monday 4th August 10:00-17:00