August 2019

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SU Weekly Email 1 – 29th August 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to the first weekly email from your Students’ Union for the new academic year.

What is the Students’ Union?

“The mission of the Union shall be to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.” – Constitution of the Students’ Union

The SU is a representative organisation that is independent from the University and consists of all registered students at NUI Galway.  As the SU is an independent body, the SU officers do not have to answer to the University authorities – we only answer to you, our members who have elected us.

These are the officers in the Students’ Union working for you this year to promote and defend your rights:

President: Clare

Vice-President/Education: Cameron

Vice-President/Welfare & Equality: Brandon

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Erin

Mature Students: Chuka Paul

Postgraduate Taught: VACANT POSITION – Want to fill it? More info here!  

Postgraduate Research: Emily

SU Council Chairperson: Scott

Societies: Oissíne

Clubs: Pádraic

Convenor Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies: Laura

Convenor Science: Kenny

Convenor Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences: Aisling

Convenor Business & Law: Clodagh

Convenor Engineering & Informatics: Sachi

International Students: Avery

Gender and LGBT+ Rights: Morgan

Disability Rights: Alex

Ethnic Minorities: Victoria


Lockers On Sale ONLINE 10am this Monday 2nd September

You need to register at and pay online and collect your key from the SU Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please note if you’ve booked a locker in Áras Moyola or the Engineering Building you collect your key from the SU desk in the Engineering building 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.


FREE SU Diaries

Get your FREE SU Diary and handbook next week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and outside the SU Shop. We also have FREE Flirt FM Wall Planners for you.


Financial Aid Fund Applications Open Mon 16th Sept

Online application and more information available here.


NUI Galway Students’ Union Orientation Week 2019

Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!

Monday 2nd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, free SU Diaries, free Flirt FM Wall Planners, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, Life Skills sign up and play our Giant Games!

5pm-7pm DJ Michael Burnell at Sult

8pm till late Post Electric Picnic party with DJ Paul Belton at Sult

Tuesday 3rd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Cards, Lockers, Second hand Books, Life Skills sign up and play our Giant Games!

5pm-7pm Karl Spain’s Just for Laughs Table Quiz at Sult

8pm till late Bingo Loco at Sult

Wednesday 4th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and Life Skills sign up!

5pm-7pm Meet your SU Officers at Sult and ask them anything!

9pm till late Coafalla and Engel at Sult

Thursday 5th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books.

3pm-5pm Treasure Hunt with the SU Officers starts at Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm Speed Friending with host Johnny Graham at Sult

8pm-11pm Music from OIdskool at Sult

Friday 6th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and free condoms!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult


SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 9th of September

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on Monday 9th of September outside the Engineering Building. There will be FREE popcorn for the first 100 people and you can vote on our Facebook page for the film you want us to show. Make sure you bring something to sit on and don’t bring any alcohol or you will be asked to leave.


Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.


SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 17th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.


Life Skills Sign Up Open MONDAY 2nd Sept

From Monday you can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Sign Language
  • First Aid Responder Course
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course
  • MMA for Self Defence


Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Weds 11th Sept for the vacant SU Officer position of Postgraduate Taught Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Weds 18th of Sept to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thurs 26th of Sept.


Comedy Hypnotist Tickets On Sale Now!

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones at 8pm on Mon 23rd of Sept in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from EVENTBRITE HERE.  


Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of December 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.


Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.


Disability Support Service – Deadline for Exam Accommodations

The deadline for exam accommodations for students living with disabilities is Weds 16th of October. Please contact the Disability Support Service as soon as possible to ensure that your specific requirements are tailored to in time for examinations.

Please email

More Info.


Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Cameron at Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.


Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café and Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!


Postgraduate Research Representatives

We are currently recruiting PGR Class Reps. If you want to have your voice heard and create change then contact the Education Officer, Cameron Keighron, on


Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Mark is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop him a line to or message him via the Sin Facebook page 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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located 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 – Friday 11am-3pm.