March 2014

Month Archives

Saturday 29th March 2014

Whats Happening

NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards Ceremony 

Measles in NUI Galway 28th March 2014


Measles in NUI Galway

The Department of Public Health has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles in students at NUI Galway.

Measles is highly contagious and can cause serious complications. The only way to prevent measles is by vaccination.

Any student who has not had two doses of MMR vaccine should be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Handwashing helps stop the spread of infectious diseases.

If you have a skin rash, high temperature, cough, runny nose or red or watery eyes please stay at home until 4 days after the onset of symptoms and you are well again. You should also contact your G.P. by phone if you are unwell.

Unvaccinated housemates of cases of measles will need to stay at home for a number of days depending on when they were exposed. This is to avoid transmitting measles to others.

More information on measles is available at

Diarmuid O’Donovan MD FFPHMI
Director of Public Health

Wednesday 19th March 2014

Whats Happening

5pm Final Judging session for NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards

Monday 17th March 2013

Whats Happening

Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday – SU Office is closed.

SU Part Time Officer Elections & Referendum Result


SU Part Time Officer Elections & Referendum Result

I , Ben Archibald, returning officer for the part time elections at NUI, Galway Students’ Union, declare the following results:

That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports all measures that extend to homosexual couples the same rights enjoyed by heterosexual couples, including, but not limited to, supporting a referendum to amend Bunreacht na hÉireann to expressedly permit couples of the same gender to avail of civil marriage.
YES: 2,214
NO: 114
Proposition is approved.

Equality Officer
Burke, Enoch 113
Melvin, Rebecca 2091
Re-open nominations 56
TVP: 2260
Quota: 1131
Rebecca Melvin declared elected

Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
Sarah Kelly 458
Leah Scanlan 338
Re-open nominations 50
TVP: 86
Quota: 424
Sarah Kelly declared elected

Convenor for the College of Engineering and Informatics
Oisín Moloney 141
Katie Monahan 87
Re-open Nominations 18
TVP: 246
Quota: 124
Oisín Moloney declared elected

Convenor of the College of Science
Joanne Duffy 500
Re-open Nominations 46
TVP: 546
Quota: 274
Joanne Duffy declared elected

Convenor for the College of Business, Public Policy and Law:
Megan Reilly 281
Re-open Nominations 59
TVP: 340
Quota: 171
Megan Reilly declared elected

Societies Chairperson:
Patrick O’Flaherty 25
Re-open Nominations 6
TVP: 31
Quota: 16
Patrick O’Flaherty declared elected

Postgraduate Officer
Isaac Burke: 13
Cian Moran: 210
Re-open Nominations: 11
TVP: 234
Quota: 118
Cian Moran declared elected

Mature Students Officer
Michelle Mitchell: 2,002
Re-Open Nominations: 157
TVP: 2159
Quota: 1080
Michelle Mitchell declared elected

Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements


Saint Patrick’s Day: Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Please note that the following will be closed on Tuesday 17th March 2015 for the Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday:

  • The SU Office
  • The SU Cloakroom
  • The SU Shop
  • The Student Health Unit
  • The James Hardiman Library
  • The College Bar
  • Caife na Gaeilge
  • The Hub
  • The SU Engineering Desk

The Reading Room will be open as usual. Smokey’s Café and The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours. 


Thursday 13th March 2014

Whats Happening

SU Part Time Officers Elections. Bring your college ID to vote in the polling stations on Campus for your Part Time SU officers for 2014/15.


NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents Rock the Prom


NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents: Rock the Prom

This is it! 

  • Labrinth
  • Gorgon City
  • DJ Byrno and Graham Doherty
  • Gin ‘n’ Juice

The 2014 NUI Galway Rock the Prom will take place on Thursday the 20th of March amid the sprawling seaside scenery of Salthill Promenade in Leisureland.

Great Music, Great Atmosphere and a College night you will never forget.

This years line up promises to make it the biggest ever music event NUI Galway has ever held.

Ticket Price:€10

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 12th of March 2014 from the Students’ Union. Over 18’s event. NUI Galway students only. ID required.

Stay tuned for further details and competitions.


Monday 10th March 2014

Whats Happening

NUI Galway Theatre Festival Monday 10th March – Friday 14th March more info from 

Monday 10th March 2014

Whats Happening

5pm deadline for final submissions by finalists in NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards