August 2014

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Whats Happening

NUI Galway Students’ Union Comedy Presents Foil, Arms & Hog


The NUI Galway Students’ Union €5 comedy gigs are back for 2014/15! 

We are delighted to announce that our first comedy gig of the year will be Foil, Arms & Hog with support from Steve Bennett on Monday 15th September at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre.

Tickets are just €5 and are on sale in the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

About Foil, Arms and Hog:

Foil Arms and Hog are Ireland’s top comedy sketch group. Called ‘Pure Brilliant’ by Tommy Tiernan, the group have starred on RTÉ’s the Savage Eye, have over 4 million hits on YouTube and sold out the Edinburgh comedy festival five years running. In 2014, they embarked on a World Tour taking in Chicago, San Francisco, LA and Adelaide and culminating in a sold out show at Dublin’s Vicar Street. Their act is a unique blend of sketch comedy and stand-up with wickedly twisted characters, unpredictable scenes and high energy performances. Not to be missed. For videos and further info on the show, check out 

Deliriously funny and at time unexpectedly dark – (The List)

It’s original, well-written and really, really funny’ (Kevin Bridges).


***** StageWon

About Steve Bennett:


Steve Bennett is a charismatic and energetic musical comedian from Laois. Steve blends a witty and charming comedy style with discerning musical comedy.


  • Winner – ‘Show me the Funny’ 2014
  • Winner – Best Newcomer, 2014 U.K. Musical Comedy Awards.
  • Winner – Super Big Fancy Open Mic, Róisín Dubh, April 2014
  • 2nd Runner-up – Tedfest showdown, Róisín Dubh 2014
  • Crowned EdFringe ‘Uke of Edinburgh’ 2013
  • Winner – Battle of the axe 2013
  • Runner-up  Róisín Dubh, stand-up showdown 2011
  • Winner- NUIG’s got talent 2009


NUI Galway Students’ Union Raises €11,000 for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & ISPCC


NUI Galway Students’ Union Raises €11,000 for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & ISPCC

NUI Galway Students’ Union organised a wide array of charity events over the 2013/14 academic year. Over 500 students took part in naked calendars, charity skydives, aquathons, fight nights, a Christmas day in November and collection days to raise €11,000 for charity in the process!

All of the money raised from these events has been donated to the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2013/14 – Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).

Applications are now open for charities wishing to apply to be considered as one of the Students’ Union nominated charities for the 2014/15 academic year. Further information is available here. 

Declan Higgins, Students’ Union President said:

“Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, students have once again done their bit to help others. NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves this year.”

Helen Mortimer, Executive Director of Galway Rape Crisis Centre said:

 “We are extremely grateful to the students of NUI Galway for their continued support of Galway Rape Crisis Centre’s vital work. Income levels for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre continue to fall due to grant cuts and a poor commitment by government to address the issues of sexual violence and child abuse. These funds will be a huge help.”

Emma Hayden, ISPCC Fundraising Officer said:

“We are delighted with this support from NUI Galway Students’ Union.  The money raised will go towards funding our 24 hour Childline telephone and online services. Last year in our Galway office alone, we received just over 35,000 calls from children that are vulnerable, alone or in need of the support of a trusted adult.”

Photo Left to right: Phelim Kelly (NUIG SU Education), Declan Higgins (NUIG SU President), Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin (NUIG SU Welfare), Carmen Taheny (ISPCC), Aoife Lee (Galway Rape Crisis Centre)

Photo: Mike Shaughnessy

Connacht Rugby NUI Galway Student Tickets


Connacht Rugby Tickets 

We are delighted to announce that we are teaming up with Connacht Rugby again for 2015/16 to offer you reduced price tickets for all their home games during the season. Tickets will be on sale from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm and our desk in the Engineering Building Monday-Friday 11am-3pm.

Please note that you must have NUI Galway student ID to purchase these tickets and gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road.

Home Game Schedule 2015/16: 

  • Connacht vs Dragons 19:30 Friday 4th September 2015 €10 NUIG Student Tickets on sale soon
  • Connacht vs Cardiff Blues 17:00 Saturday 3rd October 2015 €10 
  • Connacht vs Zebre 19:30 Friday 16th October 2015 €10
  • Connacht vs Edinburgh 18:45 Saturday 31st October 2015 €10
  • Connacht vs Treviso 19:30 Friday 6th November 2015 €10
  • Connacht vs Ulster 18:00 Saturday 26th December 2015
  • Connacht vs Scarlets 29/30/31 January 2016 TBC
  • Connacht vs Ospreys 26/27/28 February 2016 TBC
  • Connachts vs Leinster 25/26/27 March 2016 TBC
  • Connacht vs Munster 15/16/17 April 2016 TBC 
  • Connacht vs Glasgow 6/7/8 May 2016 TBC

SU Cloakroom & Engineering Desk Job Applications now CLOSED


Applications are now CLOSED for the vacant positions at the NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom and Engineering Building Information Point for the 2014/15 academic term.

Please send your CV together with cover letter to Joanna Brophy, Assistant Manager, NUI Galway Students’ Union by email only to before 1pm on Thursday 21st of August 2014.

Full job description is available here. Late applications will not be accepted.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom will be open 9am-6.30pm Monday – Friday during term time. The Engineering Desk will be open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday during term time. Please only apply if you will be free to work during these hours. 

Please note: You must be available for training on Thursday 28th August and be prepared to start work on Tuesday 2nd of September 2014.