March 2021

Month Archives

SU Weekly Email 21 – 4th March 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week 1 & 2 

Déardaoin 4 Márta / Thurs 4th March

12:00 USI “Bíonn Mionlach Scéalach” / USI “Minorities are Storytellers” TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

14:00 USI “Cur Chun Cinn na Gaeilge in Oirthear Bhéal Feirste: Linda Ervine” / USI “Putting Gaeilge to the forefront in East Belfast: Linda Ervine” TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

15:00 Caife Cainte le Cumann Gaelach / Chatty Café TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS 

16:00 An Ghaeilge agus an Disléicse – Emily Barnes / Irish and Dyslexia TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 Banríon Draig Kitty Ní Houlihán / Drag Queen Show Kitty Ní Houlihán TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Dé hAoine 5 Márta / Fri 5th March

12:00 USI Gairmeacha le Gaeilge – Caolán Mac Grianna / USI Careers with Irish TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

14:00 USI Pleanáil Teanga 101 – John Prendergast / USI Language Planning 101 – John Prendergast TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

16:00 Mic Léinn Gaeltachta / Students of the Gaeltacht TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 Biongó / Bingo TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Dé Luain 8 Márta / Mon 8th March

19:30  Tráth na gCeist / Table Quiz ZOOM

Dé Máirt 9 Márta / Tues  9th March

19:00 Painéal Cainte “Ba bhreá liom Gaeilge a labhairt, ach…”/ Panel Discussion “I wish I could speak Irish, but…” TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Dé Céadaoin 10 Márta / Weds 10 March

17:00 Comhrá le hEoghan MacCormaic faoina eispéireas Gaeilge a fhoghlaim sna H blocanna / Conversation with Eoghan MacCormaic about learning Irish in the H blocks TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:30 Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua (dhátheangach) / Bilingual Hump Day Hoolie TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 ‘Ar Son na Gruaige’ le Cumann Gaelach / Shave or Dye Fundraiser with Cumann Gaelach TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Déardaoin 11 Márta / Thurs 11th March

15:00 Caife Cainte le Cumann Gaelach / Chatty Café with Cumann Gaelach TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 Lit & Deb “Adhmaíonn an teach seo gur cheart go mbeadh an Ghaeilge riachtannach i scoileanna” / Lit & Deb “This house believes that Irish should be compulsory in schools”

20:00 Scannán agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party NASC / LINK 

Dé hAoine 12 Márta / Fri 12th March

17:00 Gaeilge 101 – Irish for Beginners with Ciara Ní É – buzzwords, slang,  integrating your cúpla focal into everyday life TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:30 Paisean don Fhaisean le Áras na nGael / Passion for Fashion with Áras na nGael Beo ar YouTube / Live on YouTube

Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó / More info from


SU Movie Night Tonight

Get the popcorn and join us every Thursday at 8pm TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS


Want to Decide the Fate of Someone Else’s Hair?

Our March challenge is the Hair Raiser. Volunteers are going to get their hair dyed, shaved or cut at the end of March. The fate of their hair lies in your hands as you can vote for what option you want them to go with HERE


How to win with Marchathon Week 1

  • Virtual Team Photo Comp
  • Hit Team Target of 7,150 steps per person per day
  • Reach Top 25 or top 150 on Overall Leaderboard

Get those steps in and register them by Mon 8th March at


Student Survey – Win Prizes + Have Your Say!

The National Student Survey runs for NUIG students until the 14th March. It’s open to 1st year and final year undergrads and all postgrad students. There’s great prizes to be won but more importantly this is where you can have your voice heard. What do you think NUIG is doing well? Where could NUIG improve? How have you found student life at NUIG? More info and survey link HERE


6 Nations Competition

Predict the scoring difference for each of next weekend’s 6 Nations rugby matches for a chance to win €30 Just Eat voucher! Entries must be in by 2pm on the 13/03/2021. Enter HERE.


Library Reopening Monday

The Library will be open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, from Mon 8th March to Thurs 1st April inclusive. There will be two available time slots – 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm – of which users can book one slot per day HERE


College of Arts, Social Science & Celtic Studies and Acadamh Class Rep Meetings Next Week

Mon 8th March 6pm School of Geography/Archaeology/Irish Studies/Political Science/Sociology and School of History/Philosophy
Tues 9th March 6pm English & the Creative Arts and BA Connects
Weds 10th March 6pm Language, Literature & Culture
Thurs 11th March 6pm Law, Psychology, Maths, IT, Economics, BA – Arts with Data Science, Training & Education, Digital Arts & Technology, Early Childhood Studies & Practice, BA Education (Comp Science & Math Studies)

More info HERE


Start Here Campaign

Active* Consent and USI’s 2020 national Sexual Experiences Survey revealed that 79% of college students who disclose sexual misconduct (rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment) told a close friend.

Where would you start if a friend disclosed to you? What would you say? Where might you tell them to go?

Start here.


Culture Through Comedy 8pm Tonight

Culture Through Comedy with Steve from the Hump Day Hoolies is back at 8pm tonight. Meet other students from Ireland + all over the world. Share cultures, learn what Irish people really mean when they say ‘grand’. Get free tickets here.


March Lunch Meetups

March Lunch Meetups start this Mon 8th March and are an opportunity for you to meet your classmates, hang out on zoom, play games, win prizes and have a fun lunchtime. They’re on 1pm – 2pm, Mon – Thurs and this week is for First Years!

  • Mon 8th March: First Year Arts
  • Tues 9th March: First Year Business & Law
  • Weds 10th March: First Year Science & Engineering
  • Thurs 11th March: First Year Medicine & Health Sciences

ZOOM links available HERE


Stitch and Bitch

Our Stitch and Bitch knitting group is back this March every Tuesday at 7pm. Open to all crafters! Email for more info.


#NUIGSU21 Elections

  • Full Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 7th April 2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 14th April  2021
  • SU Council Chair Nominations Open: 10am Thurs 8th April 2021


5 A Day for Mental Health Workshops

We have teamed up with Jigsaw to bring you this free 1 hour workshop which aims to provide young adults, aged 17 – 25 in third level educational settings, with the strategies necessary to build and take care of their own mental health. The workshop takes place 5.30pm-6.30pm Mon 29th March via Zoom. More info and sign up here.


Free Live Workouts this March!

Our free live workouts are continuing this March with Pilates Burn at 5.30pm each Monday and Full Body Workout at 5.30pm each Wednesday. Email for the links.


Hump Day Hoolie every Wednesday

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE


Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards Ireland is the annual opportunity for the student movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to improving the experience of their fellow students, and to wider society. Nominations for this year’s awards are open and close at 5pm on Mon 15th March. More info and nominations HERE


Call For Mentors

NUIG Bród Society is seeking LGBTQIAA+ postgrads and mature students interested in mentoring undergrads. Allies welcome! Email to sign up.


Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this March

  • 10am Mon 8th March Your Financial Wellbeing
  • 11am Tues 9th March How to Write an Academic Essay
  • 2pm Tues 9th March Making Connections with Fellow Students
  • 11am Tues 16th March Referencing & Citing with EndNote
  • 2pm Tues 16th March Time Management
  • 2pm Thurs 18th March Happiness-Positive Psychology
  • 11am Tues 23rd March Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown

More info and Registration HERE


ATS Mentoring Recruitment Now Open

Interested in becoming a mentor? Apply now HERE  For more info contact


Energy Society Table Quiz 6.30pm Fri 5th March

NUIG Energy Society is hosting an online Table Quiz with loads of fun categories like music, picture, and themed rounds. Participants may enter as a team of those in their household, or as individuals. Prizes include society gear, eco-gifts, and Deliveroo vouchers. Entry is €3 per person and proceeds go towards funding local sustainability and environmental protection projects in Galway. Tickets may be bought HERE 


Free Rapid HV testing 

Sexual Health West offers free rapid HIV testing. Free rapid testing is completely confidential and only takes a couple of minutes to get results. During the current climate, we are in the process of planning for testing dates and locations for the coming months. Follow Sexual Health West on social media for updates.


NUIG International Women’s Week Events


Volunteering during the Covid-19 pandemic: an investigation of the motivations, benefits, challenges, and concerns associated with volunteering formally or informally during a global health crisis

This study explores people’s volunteering experiences during COVID-19. The survey is open to anyone who volunteered at any stage during the pandemic and should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Link for more information HERE


Down Memory Lane

To raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and in support of Western Alzheimer’s, NeuroSoc is having a fundraiser, of which all proceeds will go to Western Alzheimer’s. There’s also a chance to win a €50 voucher of your choice. Donate HERE more info available on Instagram follow neurosocnuig


A Mixed-Methods Study to Investigate Irish University Students’ Experiences of Participation in Learning after Concussion

This survey will gather information on the kinds of difficulties students experience when returning to university after sustaining a concussion. Take Survey HERE


Sin Issue 8

Catch up on all the NUI Galway news with Issue 8 of Sin newspaper HERE.


The Prevalence and Impact of Primary Headache among University Students

Are you a university student experiencing headaches? Would you be interested in completing a survey examining your experience of headaches? If so, please see the following link that contains further details. Eligibility to participate includes being aged over 18 and currently living and studying in Ireland. If you have any questions the researcher can be contacted by email at: Survey Link HERE.


Eye on the Edge Galway 2021 – Call for Proposals

We are inviting you to send your proposals for Eye on the Edge 2021 an online festival curated and created by young people taking place from the 23rd- 25th of April. Our core theme and message is DIVERSE VOICES we want to celebrate diversity and bring together diverse opinions, groups and solutions to some of the most important issues we face today’s climate change, racism. Isolation and mental health amongst others. We want you to get involved! Are you between the ages of 14-30? Do you have a fresh idea for a panel discussion, workshop or musical performance? Or are you working on an exciting project that you would like the share with us? Apply before 10th March HERE


Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by your SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). For more info email:

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link


Disability Rights Officer Clinic Tomorrow

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic 3pm-4.30pm every Friday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email


NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here


Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.


Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.