May 2022

Month Archives

Sin Editor



Sin is the official student news outlet of NUI Galway. A fortnightly online publication, produced by the Students’ Union, Sin includes a mix of campus news, features, sport and reviews. is the online information resource of NUI Galway Students’ Union. The website will include up to date news and features and will be a comprehensive information and resource centre for NUI Galway students with regards to college and local news in particular.

The Sin Editor will be a self starter who works well with others and has particular strengths in working with, and motivating, a team of volunteers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, direct and motivate a team of voluntary sub editors and writers
  • Overall responsibility for sourcing newspaper and website content, including content as Gaeilge.
  • Maintain a high standard of writing in both Sin Newspaper and Sin Website
  • Edit 12 issues of Sin Newspaper in conjunction with the Students’ Union
  • Update website and social media platforms regularly with news, features etc
  • Work with the Graphic Designer to ensure consistent design and layout
  • Develop links with other student publications to facilitate sharing of information and resources
  • Oversee distribution of Sin Newspaper across campus
  • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time


€500 stipend per issue


Please include the following:

  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • CV
  • A sample proposal outlining a plan of action of how you would manage Sin Newspaper over the next academic year. This should include your plans for writer recruitment and retention, format of Sin, general promotion of Sin, and any other ideas you have.

Applications by email only to:

Closing date:                        5:00pm Monday 30th May 2022


SU Weekly Email 32 – 5th May 2022

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  


Last Weekly Email

It’s our last weekly email of the year! Thanks so much for reading and goodbye from your current SU Officers who finish up on the 30th of June. Your new SU Officers start work on the 1st of July and we are here for you all summer. Just give us a shout if you need anything.


Hygiene Bank Drive Today

Today is our last hygiene bank drive of this year and donations can be dropped in to the SU office 10am-5pm. Please donate hygiene, personal care and household cleaning products to those in need if you can. More info HERE.


Freebie Friday Tomorrow

To mark the last day of exams tomorrow we have another freebie Friday in the SU office from 10am. There’ll be free tote bags, reusable coffee cups, Red Bull, folders, reusable masks and text books while stocks last! You can also get free condoms, pads/tampons and antigen tests from our reception desk – just ask! The Student Pantry will also be open at 3.30pm tomorrow Friday 6th May for their last day this semester.


Taylor Swift Club Night

Swifties Assemble! Join us at 8.30pm on Tuesday 10th of May for our Taylor Swift Club night at Sult. Tickets are just €3 and all proceeds go to the SU Charities. Get your tickets HERE.


Locker Clear Out Deadline Fri 13th May

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out and your key returned before 5pm Fri 13 May to the Students’ Union office. Please ensure that you leave the lock on the locker, we only require the key. Items left in lockers after this date will be dumped, recycled, or donated to charity.


An Lá Dearg – Belfast 21 May

Irish language campaigning network, An Dream Dearg, have planned a public rally – An Lá Dearg – to give voice to the widespread community demand for an Irish Language act in the north. We are organising a bus for students interested in taking part in An Lá Dearg Saturday 21 May. Depart NUI Galway: 8:30am Depart Belfast: 4:00pm (arrive in Galway approx 8pm). Tickets €2 available to buy HERE. NUI Galway Students only – NUI Galway ID required on the day


Have you books in our SU Second Hand Bookstore?

These need to be collected before 5pm Thurs 12th May. Unfortunately we can’t keep books for you over the summer. Any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.


The Year Ahead

The provisional dates for the 2022/23 Academic Year are available HERE.


SU Summer Opening Hours

  • SU Office 10am-12.30pm + 2pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday (from Mon 16th May)
  • Smokey’s Café 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday (from Mon 9th May)
  • SU Shop 8.30am-4pm Monday-Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday (from Mon 9th May)


Summer Lockers

€10 summer lockers go on sale from the SU Office at 10am on Monday 16th May. More info from Lockers for 2022/23 go on sale 10am Monday 29th of August on the SU Website.


Students Needed for Photoshoot

If you are interested in being featured in the NUIG 2023 Undergraduate Prospectus please send a short profile (one sentence – course you are studying, year etc.) together with a recent photo to  Please note you will need to be available on Thurs 12th or Fri 13th of May.


Alumni Awards 2022: Nominations are Open

NUI Galway alumni, students + staff are asked to nominate worthy NUIG alumni who have made a positive impact on the world. Closing date for receipt of nominations Tues 31 May. More info HERE and from 


SU Card Survey

Take this 2 minute survey to let us know how we can improve SU Cards. Survey link HERE.


SUSI Applications

The SUSI student grants are now open for new applications for the 2022/23 academic year. Students hoping to attend full-time 3rd level education in 2022/2023 should submit an application as soon as possible HERE.

If you held a grant from SUSI in 2021/2022 and are continuing your studies on the same course in the 2022/2023 academic year, SUSI will be in contact with you by email to advise you to renew your grant application. You must renew your application for each year of your course.


Class of 2020 Conferring Update

NUIG will be holding another event on 14 June for those who didn’t receive an online graduation invite. Please note if you were invited to April 2022 celebrations you won’t be invited to this. Register HERE.

For those graduates who were invited to a VIRTUAL conferring in 2020 + 2021 NUIG still hope to hold a commemorative gathering this summer. Make sure your contact details are up-to-date on their alumni network database HERE. For more info contact


Thesis Boot Camp

The NUI Galway Thesis Boot Camp will take place take place online from 10am-6pm Mon 6 June to Weds 8 June. Applications must be received by 5pm Sunday 8 May. Apply here


Are you an LGBT male, aged 18-45, in Ireland? 

Please consider taking part in our online psychological study being conducted in NUI Galway, investigating HPV vaccination in men who have sex with men. If you participate you have the chance to win one of six €50 One4All vouchers! Please participate and share with others who might be interested.

Further info and the study are available here:


Speak Out

Speak Out is the NUIG anonymous online platform where you can report Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, Discrimination, Hate Crime, Coercive Behaviour, Stalking, Assault, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, and Rape. You can Speak Out HERE.


Teacher-Student Harassment Study

You are invited to fill out a 5-minute survey on your experience of sexual harassment by a teacher during your time in secondary school. Your participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. Link to survey HERE.


Galway International Arts Festival Visual Arts Internships

Applications are open for the Galway International Arts Festival Visual Arts Internship Programme (VAIP) until 31st May. Get the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Festival’s visual arts, learning + building skills + networks necessary for success in the sector. More info + application HERE.


Beer Run

Galway Bay Brewery Running Club has free events all summer long. Join them for a social run and get a free beer after! Next event 12.30pm this Sunday 8th May from the Salthouse.


Volunteer at Galway International Arts Festival

The GIAF Volunteer Programme application form is now live HERE. There are many roles to choose from such as Big Top Steward, Theatre Ushers, Street Spectacle Stewards, Festival Garden Assistant, Ambassador and much more.


Exam Results

  • Results: Undergrad results will be released 10th-15th June. Postgrad results will be released 20th-22nd June. More info HERE.
  • Repeat Exams: August Repeat examination session will run from 2nd-12th August. The August Repeat Timetable release date is 12pm on the 8th of July. More info HERE.


Get your Student Leap Card + save money when you travel

  1. Apply online HERE
  2. Call in to the SU Office with application number + Student ID to collect your card


5 Free Antigen Tests Per Week!

All NUIG students can get 5 free antigen tests per week from the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Tests are also available from the Socs Box, the Student Enquiry Centre and the UniCoV Office. NUIG student ID required.


We Stand with Ukraine | Slava Ukraini

Friendship Pins and Badges now on sale from the SU Office, SU Shop, Sult and Smokey’s Café. All proceeds will go to the appeal. This supports the work of Concern Worldwide, Irish Red Cross, UNICEF, Trócaire and The Community Foundation for Ireland.


Mental Health Supports| Acmhainní Meabhairshláinte

Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help, 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 Tik Tok, Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.


Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union  / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  


Ríomhphost Seachtainiúil Deireanach

Is é ár r-phost seachtainiúil deireanach den bhliain! Go raibh míle maith agat as léamh agus guíonn d’Oifigigh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn reatha beannacht agus slán leat. Críochnóidh siad ar an 30ú Meitheamh. Tosaíonn do chuid Oifigeach Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn nua ag obair ar an 1ú Iúil agus táimid anseo ar do shon an samhradh ar fad. Ní mór ach muid a iarraidh má tá gá agat le rud ar bith.


Feachtas Banc Sláinteachais ar siúl Inniu

Is é inniu feachtas Banc Sláinteachais deireanach na bliana seo ar siúl inniu agus is féidir tabhartais a fhágáil isteach in oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn idir 10r.n-5i.n. Tabhair earraí sláinteachais, cúraim pearsanta agus táirgí glantacháin tí dóibh siúd atá i ngátar más féidir leat. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Aoine na n-Aiscíní ar siúl Amárach

Le ceiliúradh a dhéanamh ar an lá deiridh de scrúduithe amárach, beidh Aoine Aiscíní againn in Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ó 10r.n.. Beidh málaí gualainne saor in aisce, cupáin caife in-athúsáidte, Red Bull, fillteáin, maisc in-athúsáidte agus leabhair téacs fad is a bheidh siad i stoc! Is féidir leat coiscíní, pillíní/súitíní agus tástálacha antaigine saor in aisce a fháil ónár ndeasc fáiltithe – níl le déanamh ach iad a iarraidh! Beidh Pantrach na Mac Léinn ar oscailt freisin ag 3.30i.n. amárach Dé hAoine 6ú Bealtaine don lá deireanach den seimeastar seo.


Oíche Chlub Taylor Swift

Swifties, Bailímis! Bí linn ag 8.30i.n. Dé Máirt 10ú Bealtaine le haghaidh ár n-oíche Chlub Taylor Swift ag Sult. Níl ach € 3 ar thicéid agus téann na fáltais ar fad chuig Carthanais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Faigh do thicéid saor in aisce ANSEO.


Spriocdháta le Locair a Ghlanadh Amach – Dé hAoine 13 ú Bealtaine

Meabhrúchán beag duit go gcaithfear do thaisceadán a ghlanadh amach agus d’eochair a thabhairt ar ais roimh 5i.n. Aoine 13 Bealtaine chuig oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Cinntigh, le do thoil, go bhfágann tú an locair faoi ghlas, ní ag teastáil uainn ach go bhfágfar an eochair ar ais. Déanfar aon earraí a bheidh fágtha sa locar tar éis an dáta seo a dhumpáil, a athchúrsáil, nó a thabhairt do charthanacht.


An Lá Dearg – Béal Feirste – 21 Bealtaine

Tá sé beartaithe ag  An Dream Dearg, líonra feachtasaíochta Gaeilge, mórshiúl poiblí – An Lá Dearg – a reáchtáil chun guth a thabhairt don éileamh forleathan pobail ar Acht Gaeilge sa tuaisceart. Tá bus á eagrú againn do dhaltaí a bhfuil suim acu páirt a ghlacadh sa Lá Dearg ar an Satharn 21 Bealtaine. Imeacht ó OÉ Gaillimh: 8: 30r.n. Imeacht ó Bhéal Feirste: 4: 00i.n. ( Gaillimh a bhaint amach thart ar 8i.n.). Ticéid € 2 ar fáil le ceannach ANSEO. Mic Léinn OÉ Gaillimh amháin – ID OÉG ag teastáil ar an lá.


An bhfuil leabhair agat inár Siopa Leabhar Dara Láimhe Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn?

Ní mór iad seo a bhailiú roimh 5i.n. Déardaoin 12 Bealtaine. Ar an drochuair ní féidir linn leabhair a choinneáil duit i rith an tsamhraidh. Tabharfar aon leabhair nár bailíodh faoin dáta seo ar shiúl saor in aisce.


An Bhliain atá Romhainn

Tá na dátaí sealadacha don Bhliain Acadúil 2022/23 ar fáil ANSEO.


Uaireanta Oscailte an tSamhraidh – Comhaltas na Mac Léinn

  • Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 10r.n.-12.30i.n. + 2i.n.-4.30i.n. Luan – Aoine (ó Luan 16ú Bealtaine)
  • Caifé Smokey’s 9r.n. -4i.n. Luan – Aoine. Dúnta Dé Sathairn agus Dé Domhnaigh (ó Luan 9úBealtaine )
  • Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 8.30r.n.-4i.n. Luan – Aoine. Dúnta Dé Sathairn agus Dé Domhnaigh (ó Luan 9ú Bealtaine )


Locair Shamhraidh

Beidh locair shamhraidh ar € 10 ar díol ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ag 10r.n. Dé Luain 16 Bealtaine. Tuilleadh eolais ó Beidh Locair le haghaidh 2022/23 ar díol 10r.n. Dé Luain 29ú Lúnasa ar Shuíomh Gréasáin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.


Mic Léinn ag Teastáil le haghaidh Fótaisheisiúin

Má tá suim agat a bheith le feiceáil i Réamheolaire Fochéime OÉG 2023, seol próifíl ghearr (abairt amháin – cúrsa atá á staidéar agat, bliain srl.) mar aon le grianghraf a tógadh le déanaí chuig   Tabhair faoi deara go mbeidh ort a bheith ar fáil ar an Déardaoin 12ú nó Aoine 13ú Bealtaine.


Gradaim Alumnais 2022: Tá na hainmniúcháin oscailte

Iarrtar ar alumnas OÉ Gaillimh, ar mhic léinn agus ar bhaill foirne OÉG iad, arbh fhiú gradam iad agus a bhfuil i ndiaidh dea-thionchar a imirt ar an domhan, a ainmniú. Dáta deiridh le haghaidh ainmniúcháin: Máirt 31ú Bealtaine. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO agus ó


Suirbhé ar Chártaí Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Glac an suirbhé 2 nóiméad seo lena chur in iúl dúinn conas is féidir linn SU Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a fheabhsú. Nasc suirbhé ANSEO.


Iarratais SUSI

Tá deontais mhac léinn SUSI oscailte anois d’iarratais nua don bhliain acadúil 2022/23. Ba chóir do mhic léinn ar mian leo freastal ar oideachas lánaimseartha 3ú leibhéal in 2022/2023 iarratas a chur isteach a luaithe is féidir ANSEO. Má bhí deontas agat ó SUSI in 2021/2022 agus má tá tú ag leanúint ar aghaidh le do chuid staidéir ar an gcúrsa céanna sa bhliain acadúil 2022/2023, beidh SUSI i dteagmháil leat trí ríomhphost chun comhairle a chur ort d’iarratas ar dheontas a athnuachan . Ní mór duit d’iarratas ar gach bliain de do chúrsa a athnuachan.


Rang 2020 – Nuashonrú ar Bhronnadh na gCéimeanna

Reáchtálfaidh OÉG imeacht eile ar an 14 Meitheamh dóibh siúd nach bhfuair cuireadh chun bronnadh céime ar líne. Tabhair faoi deara le do thoil, má tugadh cuireadh duit chuig ceiliúradh Aibreáin 2022 ní thabharfar cuireadh duit a bheidh ar seo. Cláraigh ANSEO.

Maidir leis na céimithe sin ar tugadh cuireadh dóibh bronnadh FÍORÚIL a dhéanamh in 2020 + 2021, tá súil ag OÉG tionól cuimhneacháin a reáchtáil an samhradh seo. Bí cinnte go bhfuil do chuid sonraí teagmhála cothrom le dáta ar a mbunachar sonraí líonra alumnais ANSEO. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais déan teagmháil le


Dianchampa Tráchtais

Beidh Dianchampa Tráchtais OÉ Gaillimh ar siúl ar líne ó 10r.n. -6i.n. Luan 6ú Meitheamh go dtí Céadaoin 8ú Meitheamh. Ní mór iarratais a bheith faighte faoi 5i.n. Dé Domhnaigh 8ú Bealtaine. Déan iarratas ANSEO.


An bhfuil tú i d’fhear LADT, 18 -45 bliain d’aois, in Éirinn?

Smaoinigh ar pháirt a ghlacadh inár staidéar síceolaíochta ar líne atá á dhéanamh in OÉ Gaillimh, ag fiosrú vacsaíniú HPV i bhfear a bhfuil gnéas acu le fir. Má ghlacann tú páirt ann beidh deis agat ceann de dhearbháin € 50 One4All a bhuachan! Glac páirt, le do thoil, agus roinn le daoine eile a mbeadh suim acu ann.

Tá tuilleadh eolais agus an staidéar ar fáil anseo:


Speak Out

Is é Speak Out an t-ardán anaithnid ar líne de chuid OÉ Gaillimh inar féidir leat Bulaíocht, Cibearbhulaíocht, Ciapadh, Idirdhealú, Coireacht Fuatha, Iompar Comhéigeanach, Stalcaireacht, Ionsaí, Gnéaschiapadh, Ionsaí Gnéis agus Éigniú a thuairisciú. Is féidir leat Labhairt Amach ANSEO.


Staidéar ar Chiapadh Múinteora – Scoláire

Tugtar cuireadh duit suirbhé 5 nóiméad a chomhlánú ar do thaithí ar chiapadh gnéasach ag múinteoir le linn do thréimhse sa mheánscoil. Tá do rannpháirtíocht deonach agus is féidir leat tarraingt siar ag am ar bith. Nasc chuig an suirbhé ANSEO.


Féile Idirnáisiúnta Ealaíon na Gaillimhe – Intéirneachtaí Físealaíon

Táthar ag glacadh le hiarratais ar Chlár Intéirneachta Físealaíon Fhéile Idirnáisiúnta na Gaillimhe (VAIP) go dtí an 31 Bealtaine. Bíodh an deis agat le dul ar chúl stáitse sna hamharcealaíona, ag foghlaim + scileanna a thógáil + líonraí atá riachtanach chun go n-éireoidh leat san earnáil. Tuilleadh eolais + iarratas ANSEO.


Rás Beorach

Tá imeachtaí saor in aisce ag Club Reathaíochta Ghrúdlann Chuan na Gaillimhe ar feadh an tsamhraidh. Bí leo le haghaidh rith sóisialta agus beoir saor in aisce a fháil tar éis! An chéad imeacht eile 12.30i.n. Dé Domhnaigh 8 ú Bealtaine ón gClubtheach.


Bí mar Oibrí Deonach ag Féile Idirnáisiúnta Ealaíon na Gaillimhe

Tá foirm iarratais Clár Oibrithe Deonacha GIAF beo ANSEO anois. Tá go leor ról le roghnú as, mar shampla Maor Big Top, Uiséirí Téatair, Maoir Street Spectacle, Cúntóir Ghairdín na Féile, Ambasadóir agus go leor eile.


Torthaí Scrúdaithe

  • Torthaí: Beidh torthaí fochéime a eisiúint idir 10 -15 Meitheamh. Beidh torthaí iarchéime a eisiúint idir 20-22 Meitheamh. Tuilleadh eolais
  • Athscrúduithe: Reáchtálfar seisiún athscrúdaithe Lúnasa ón 2 ú go dtí 12ú Lúnasa. Eiseofar Amchlár Athscrúdaithe Lúnasa ag 12.i.n. ar an 8 Iúil . Tuilleadh eolais


Faigh do Chárta Leap do Mhic Léinn + sábháil airgead nuair a thaistealaíonn tú

  1. Déan iarratas ar líne ANSEO
  2. Buail isteach chuig Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn leis an uimhir iarratais + Aitheantas Mac Léinn chun do chárta a bhailiú


5 Thástáil Antaigine Saor in Aisce gach Seachtain!

Is féidir le gach mac léinn OÉG 5 thástáil antaigine saor in aisce a fháil in aghaidh na seachtaine ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn  thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn 10r.n. -5i.n. Luan-Aoine. Tá tástálacha ar fáil freisin i mBosca na gCumann, Ionad Fiosrúcháin na Mac Léinn agus ó oifig UniCoV. Aitheantas mac léinn OÉ Gaillimh ag teastáil.


Seasaimid leis an Úcráin | Slava Ukraini

Tá Pionnaí agus Suaitheantais Chairdis ar díol anois ó Oifig agus Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, Sult agus Caifé Smokey’s. Rachaidh gach fáltas chuig an achainí Tacaíonn sé seo le hobair Concern Worldwide, Cros Dhearg na hÉireann, UNICEF, Trócaire agus The Community Foundation for Ireland.


Mental Health Supports | Acmhainní Meabhairshláinte

Ná bíodh eagla ort teagmháil a dhéanamh agus cabhair a iarraidh, níl tú i d’aonar. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Contact Us / Déan Teagmháil Linn

Is féidir leat teagmháil a dhéanamh le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn trí ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig le haon cheisteanna nó moltaí atá agat. Is féidir ‘like’ a thabhairt dúinn nó muid a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok, Snapchat (@nuigsu) agus Twitter.