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SU Part Time Election Cadidates 2024

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SU Part Time Officer Election Candidates 2024

CONVENOR OF THE COLLEGE OF ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCE & CELTIC STUDIES

CONVENOR OF THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, PUBLIC POLICY & LAW

CONVENOR OF THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCE

  • Walsh, Paschal

CONVENOR OF THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

DISABILITY RIGHTS OFFICER

  • Clifford, Michelle
  • Hamilton, Alfie
  • Murugavel, Narendhiran
  • O’Mahony, Patricia
  • Patil, Anmol Arvind

ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER

GENDER & LGBT+ RIGHTS OFFICER

  • Hayes, Kayla

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICER

  • Cader, Namus
  • Gope, Abhisar

MATURE STUDENTS OFFICER

  • O’Reilly, Declan

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH OFFICER

Voting will take place Thursday 7th March in the following locations

Please bring your Student ID Card with you to vote

Hustings

You can meet your candidates 7pm Tuesday 5th March in the Tyndall Theatre at the Part Time Officer Election hustings in association with PolSoc.

Full Time Officer Elections

Nominations close 5pm Wednesday 6th of March for the four Full Time SU Officer Positions of President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare & Equality and VP for Irish Language. More info HERE.

No nominations were received for the positions of:

  • POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT OFFICER
  • ETHNIC MINORITIES OFFICER

March SU Events

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March 2024 SU Events

Click the links for more information/tickets or email studentsunion@universityofgalway.ie

Friday 1st March

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Sláine

Saturday 2nd March

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 4th March

Pilates 4 Week Course starts. Sign up HERE.

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – BeyonFaye FM

2pm Rang Áilleachta le XCXSoc i The View

2pm Fotheidil as Gaeilge le DramSoc i The Space

5pm Photo Orienteering le Gaeilge

7pm Guinness leis an gCoiste i Sult

7pm Deadline to enter Recycled Runway Competition HERE.

Tuesday 5th March

12:30pm Ceardlann “Gairmeacha le Gaeilge” le Caoimhe ó Conradh i IdeasLab. NASC ANSEO

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – I Thuig That

7pm SU Part Time Officer Election Hustings in the Tyndall Theatre

9pm Pop-Up Gaeltacht le USI i Sult

Wednesday 6th March

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Caoi Cainte

2pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Rogha Bhríde

5pm SU Full Time Officer Nominations Close. More info HERE.

6pm Flirt FM Takeover

6pm Oiche Cultur le Cumann Gaelach i Téatar Áras na Gaeilge

6pm-7pm Climate Crew meeting in Meeting Room 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Thursday 7th March

10am-8pm SU Part Time Officer Election Voting. More info HERE.

1pm-3pm FREE Rapid HIV and Syphilis Testing with Sexual Health West in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. No appointment required.

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Bolscaireacht Barry

4.30pm How to Bake Scones with BakingSoc in the Hub

7pm The Rising agus TradSoc i Sult

Friday 8th March

10am SU Part Time Officer Election Vote Count starts

12pm Showcase of Irish Language Theatre le DramSoc i Téatar Bank of Ireland

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Sláine

3pm Tearmaí Néara-éagsúil le Neurodivergent Society – The Space

Grattan Beach Clean with ZooSoc, MarineSoc, EnviroSoc and VegSoc for Wildlife Week.

Saturday 9th March

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 11th March

11am-3pm Freebies at the SU Office: Sourdough Bread sampling

11:30am Céilí i gCampas an tSionnan

12pm Exam Timetable Released. More info HERE.

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – BeyonFaye FM

6pm Biongó le BródSoc i The View

7pm Guinness leis an gCoiste i Sult

9pm Tráth na gCeist i Beár an Taibhdhearc le Cumann Gaelach, Cumann Rince Seit agus Gaillimh le Gaeilge

Tuesday 12th March

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – I Thuig That

3pm SU Full Time Officer Election Hustings at Sult

6pm Oiche Scannán Céadfach “Amhrán na Mara” le Neurodivergent Society i AMB-G066

8pm Aon Rud Seachas Cupán i Sult

Wednesday 13th March

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Caoi Cainte

2pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Rogha Bhríde

7pm-9pm Recycled Runway Fashion Show Competition The Cube Áras na Mac Léinn. Free tickets HERE.

8pm Ruaile Buaile St Patrick’s Day gig at Sult.

Thursday 14th March

10am-8pm SU Full Time Officer Election Voting. More info HERE.

10am-8pm SU Referendum Voting. More info HERE. 

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Bolscaireacht Barry

4pm Boghdóireacht Cluiche Ceannais ar College Green

9pm Super Céilí i Sult

Friday 15th March

10am SU Full Tme Officer Election Vote Count starts

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Sláine

ACS Fashion Show The Cube Áras na Mac Léinn

Saturday 16th March

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 18th March

Bank Holiday no classes – SU Closed

Tuesday 19th March

12pm-4pm Cultural Appreciation Fair in foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn

11am-2pm Naloxone Training in Large Acoustic Room. Sign up HERE. More info from su.welfare@universityofgalway.ie

6pm Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 6|Class Reps Council Meeting 6 in Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millenium Building. Sign up to attend HERE.

8pm-9pm Pints with your SU President Dean Kenny at Sult

Wednesday 20th March

1pm CÉIM Celebration in the Aula

Thursday 21st March

8pm SU Drag Race at Sult. Join Annie Naggins, Steven Sharpe and your University of Galway Kings and Queens for a night of Drag in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cancer Care West. Ticket on sale HERE soon.

Friday 22nd March

10am-5pm Hygiene Hub March Donation Drive at SU Office. More info HERE.

Saturday 23rd March

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 25th March

Sin Issue 6 Out HERE.

Thursday 28th March

Teaching Ends

Friday 29th March

Good Friday – SU Office, Cloakroom and Síbín Closed

Saturday 30th March

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024

Fáilte roimh chách! | Everyone is welcome!

Deardaoin 29 Feabhra | Thursday 29th February

  • 19:00 Seoladh Seachtain na Gaeilge sa Téatar Áras na Gaeilge

Dé hAoine 1 Márta | Friday 1st March

  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Sláine

Dé Luain 4 Márta | Monday 4th March

  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – BeyonFaye FM
  • 14:00 Rang Áilleachta le XCXSoc i The View
  • 14:00-15:00 Fotheidil as Gaeilge le DramSoc i The Space
  • 17:00-18:30 Photo Orienteering le Gaeilge le PhotoSoc sa Hub
  • 19:00 Guinness leis an gCoiste i Sult

Dé Máirt 5 Márta | Tuesday 5th March

  • 12:30-14:00 Ceardlann “Gairmeacha le Gaeilge” le Caoimhe ó Conradh i IdeasLab. NASC ANSEO
  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – I Thuig That
  • 21:00 Pop-Up Gaeltacht le USI i Sult

Dé Céadaoin 6 Márta | Wednesday 6th March

  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Caoi Cainte
  • 14:00-15:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Rogha Bhríde
  • 18:00-20:00 Flirt FM Takeover
  • 18:00-20:00 Oiche Cultur le Cumann Gaelach i Téatar Áras na Gaeilge

Deardaoin 7 Márta | Thursday 7th March

  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Bolscaireacht Barry
  • 16.30-18:30 Conas Scónaí a Bhácáil le BakingSoc sa Mhol | How to Bake Scones with BakingSoc in the Hub
  • 19:00 The Rising agus TradSoc i Sult

Dé hAoine 8 Márta | Friday 8th March

  • 12:00-14:00 Showcase of Irish Language Theatre le DramSoc i Téatar Bank of Ireland
  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Sláine
  • 15:00 Tearmaí Néara-éagsúil le Neurodivergent Society – The Space

Dé Luain 11 Márta | Monday 11th March

  • 11:30 Céilí i gCampas an tSionnan
  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – BeyonFaye FM
  • 18:00 Biongó le BródSoc i The View
  • 19:00 Guinness leis an gCoiste i Sult
  • 21:00 Tráth na gCeist i Beár an Taibhdhearc le Cumann Gaelach, Cumann Rince Seit agus Gaillimh le Gaeilge

Dé Máirt 12 Márta | Tuesday 12th March

  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – I Thuig That
  • 18:00 Oiche Scannán Céadfach “Amhrán na Mara” le Neurodivergent Society i AMB-G066
  • 20:00 Aon Rud Seachas Cupán i Sult

Dé Céadaoin 13 Márta | Wednesday 13th March

  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Caoi Cainte
  • 14:00-15:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Rogha Bhríde
  • 19:00 Bál na Gaeilge le Cumann Gaelach i Óstán Chuan na Gaillimhe

Deardaoin 14 Márta | Thursday 14th March

  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Bolscaireacht Barry
  • 16:00 Boghdóireacht Cluiche Ceannais ar College Green
  • 21:00 Super Céilí i Sult

Dé hAoine 15 Márta | Friday 15th March

  • 13:00-14:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Sláine

Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó | More info from su.gaeilge@ollscoilnagaillimhe.ie

 

DrugCon 24

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DrugCon 24

Drug Information and Harm Reduction Convention

The Students’ Union is hosting a first of its kind Drug Information and Harm Reduction Convention 11am-4pm Tuesday 27th of February in the Corrib Room at Sult.

Meet supports and services in the areas of addiction, drug related intimidation, recovery and counselling.

Free event open to all students. There’ll be hot drinks and fun surprises on the day.

Exhibitors include:

For more information contact Izzy Tiernan on su.welfare@universityofgalway.ie

SU Charity Auction

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Charity Auction | Ceant Carthanachta

15 amazing auction items will be going under the hammer to raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cancer Care West.

Auctioneer: Niall Browne from O’Donnellan & Joyce

1pm-2pm Thursday 15th February in the View (John Broderick room) upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Tickets €5 on sale HERE includes lunch sponsored and supplied by Smokey’s Café, Sult and the SU Shop

List of Auction items + everything must go on the day! All reasonable bids accepted!

  Item Donated By Value (as a guide only – everything must go!)
1 Family Pass to Wild Roots Music Festival in Sligo Wild Roots Festival €175
2 Galway to Inis Mor and Cliffs of Moher 2 adults and 2 children Aran Ferries €150
3 Giant Hamper of food and drink from McCambridges Anonymous €150
4 Afternoon Tea for 2 Ashford Castle €175
5 Make Your Will package D. M. O’Connor & Co, Solicitors €200
6 3 Course lunch for 2 at Dillisk in Harbour Hotel Harbour Hotel €70
7 Fourball Galway Golf Club €240
8 Galway Food Tour for 2 People Galway Food Tours €160
9 Inchagoill Island Safari with Corrib Safari for 4 people Corrib Safari €220
10 Family Pass to Galway Atlantaquaria Galway Atlantaquaria €50
11 Galway Races Summer Festival Tickets x 2 Galway Racecourse €60
12 Town Hall Theatre Tickets x 2 Town Hall Theatre €50
13 Kingfisher Gym 3 month Membership Kingfisher Club University of Galway €120
14 2 x tickets for Annie Mac at the Big Top and Galway International Arts Festival Merchandise Galway International Arts Festival €150
15 Two pairs of Swarovski earrings Fallers Jewellers €140
16  2 x tickets to the Opening Night of the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival Milestone Inventive €90
17 Afternoon tea for 2 in Breaffy House Resort Breaffy House Resort €50

Huge thank you to all our generous auction sponsors and our auctioneer!

Please let us know of any dietary requirements by 4pm Friday 9th February by email to joanna.brophy@universityofgalway.ie

February SU Events

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February 2024 SU Events

Click the links for more information/tickets or email studentsunion@universityofgalway.ie

Thursday 1st February

5pm-6pm The Impact Waste has on The Climate free talk in Meeting Room 1 + 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Friday 2nd February

9.15am-1pm safeTALK Training. More info and sign up details HERE.

2pm Beach Clean Up. Help us make Galway a cleaner, greener place! Meet at the Students’ Union Office and we will walk to Grattan Beach together. Bags, gloves and litter pickers provided. Sign up HERE.

Saturday 3rd February

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 5th February

Bank Holiday – no classes. SU is closed.

CÉIM Leader Applications Close. More info HERE.

Consent Week Art Exhibition Entry Deadline

Tuesday 6th February

Consent Week Starts

SU Gaeilge Courses Start

1pm-3pm Community Garda Drop in Stand at the SU Office. Call in with any concerns or queries that you have.

1pm-3pm FREE Rapid HIV and Syphilis Testing with Sexual Health West in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. No appointment required.

7pm SU Election Information Night in AC201 Arts/Science Concourse. More info + tickets HERE.

8pm SU Self Defence Course. SOLD OUT.

Wednesday 7th February

1pm-2pm Digital Intimacy Workshop with Active* Consent. In person workshop in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free event, limited spaces. More info + sign up HERE.

6pm-7pm SU Climate Crew Meeting in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Thursday 8th February

10am-2pm Disclosure Training | Oiliúint Nochta – In person Workshop with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The View. Book HERE

10:30am-12:30pm Postgrad Coffee Morning in the Corrib Room at Sult. Meet the USI VP of Postgrad Affairs

7.30pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult | Biongó Bréagán Gnéis i Sult. SOLD OUT!

Friday 9th February

6pm-7.30pm Consent Week Art Exhibition The Corrib Room at Sult

Saturday 10th February

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Sunday 11th February

Raise and Give Week Starts

12.30pm RAG Run. Sign up for the RAG 5km Fun Run/Jog/Walk with a Heroes vs Villains theme HERE. Entry is just €20 which all goes to the SU Charities. Prizes for best costume, goodie bags for all entrants and more surprises to come!

Monday 12th February

11am-3pm RAG Sale. Pop Up Charity Clothes Shop with Galway Simon Community and COPE Galway in the Cube downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

6pm-10pm Fire Walk. Just 30 spaces left! More info and sign up HERE.

6pm Recycled Runway Info Session on Zoom. Contact su.environment@universityofgalway.ie for more info

8pm The Tumbling Paddies at Sult. SOLD OUT.

Tuesday 13th February

11am-12.30pm Galentine’s Day Brunch. SOLD OUT

2pm-3pm Shave Off at Sult

7pm-12am SOS. Galway’s biggest student event in Áras na Mac Léinn and Sult. 3,000 students, 10 Acts and festival level production. More info and tickets HERE.

10pm Deadline to register for Drag School HERE.

Wednesday 14th February

3pm Recycled Runway Info Session on Zoom. Contact su.environment@universityofgalway.ie for more info

8pm-9pm Drag School Starts. More info HERE.

8pm-11.30pm Sult (Taylor’s Version) (Valentine’s Edition). Tickets on sale HERE.

Thursday 15th February

11am-4pm SU Charity Cup. €500 prize up for grabs in this 5 A Side Competition on College Green. SOLD OUT

1pm-2pm Charity Auction. Join us at in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn for lunch and a charity auction with auctioneer Niall Browne from O’Donnellan & Joyce. Tickets on sale HERE.

8pm-11pm Sikoti and Chinnox at Sult. Tickets and more info HERE.

Friday 16th February

7.30am-2.30pm RAG Recharge. Join us to wind down and relax after a long week of fundraising with a swim with Coldvember at sunrise followed by Yoga, Pilates and more to help you relax. Sign Up for yoga HERE and pilates HERE. 

8pm Karaoke Night at Sult. Free entry.

Saturday 17th February

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 19th February

11am-3pm Mooju Freebies in the SU Office

Tuesday 20th February

Deadline to register HERE to Vote in Constitutional Referendums.

6pm College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Class Rep Meeting in AC201

7pm College of Business, Public Policy and Law Class Reps Meeting in AC201.

Wednesday 21st February

10am Part Time SU Officer Election Nominations Open. More info HERE.

6pm-7pm SU Climate Crew Meeting in The Stage downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

6pm College of Science and Engineering Class Reps meeting in AC201

7pm College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Class Reps meeting in AC201

Thursday 22nd February

6pm Postgraduate Class Reps Council meeting in AC201

Friday 23rd February  

10am-5pm Hygiene Hub February Donation Drive at SU Office. More info HERE.

Heartsaver AED Courses. More info HERE.

Saturday 24th February

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 26th February

Deadline to register for Seanad Éireann Vote. More info HERE.

Sin Issue 5 Out HERE.

5pm-6.30pm 4 Week Self-Defence and Empowerment Class for women, AFAB and non-binary people only starts. FULLY BOOKED. 

6pm Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 5|Class Reps Council Meeting 5 in HBB B001 Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building . Sign up to attend HERE.

8pm-9pm Pints with your SU President Dean Kenny at Sult

Tuesday 27th February  

11am-4pm DrugCon – Drug Harm Reduction Event in the Corrib Room at Sult. More info HERE from su.welfare@universityofgalway.ie

12pm-3pm Supermac’s free pizza at SU Office – while stocks last!

Wednesday 28th February

10am Full Time Officer Election Nominations Open. More info HERE.

5pm Part Time Officer Election Nominations Close. More info HERE.

9pm Students’ Union x Rathaus: 2069, A Rat Odyssey in DNA. Tickets €7 HERE. 

Thursday 29th February

6pm Postgrad Quiz in The Corrib Room at Sult. Free Event. Get tickets HERE. 

7pm Seoladh Seachtain na Gaeilge sa Téatar Áras na Gaeilge

Consent Week

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Consent Week | An tSeachtain Toilithe

Monday 5th February | Dé Luain an 5 Feabhra

Tuesday 6th February | Dé Máirt an 6 Feabhra

  • 13:00-15:00 FREE Rapid HIV and Syphilis Testing with Sexual Health West in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. No appointment required.

Wednesday 7th February | Dé Céadaoin an 7 Feabhra

  • 13:00-14:00 Digital Intimacy Workshop with Active* Consent. In person workshop in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free event, limited spaces. More info + sign up HERE.

Thursday 8th February | Déardaoin an 8 Feabhra

  • 10:00-14:00 Disclosure Training | Oiliúint Nochta – In person Workshop with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The View (John Broderick Room) upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Book HERE
  • 19:30 Sex Toy Bingo at Sult | Biongó Bréagán Gnéis i Sult. SOLD OUT!

Friday 9th February | De hAoine an 9 Feabhra

  • 18:00 Consent Week Art Exhibition The Corrib Room at Sult

ALL WEEK | An tseachtain ar fad

  • Guess How Many Condoms are in the Jar | Tomhais Cá Mhéad Coincíní atá sa Chrúsca
  • Get FREE condoms and lube from the SU Office (while stocks last)
  • Book your FREE STI Test with the Student Health Unit on 091 494 337
  • Order your free at home STI Test (if you have no symptoms) at http://sh24.ie

More information from | Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó su.welfare@universityofgalway.ie

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University of Galway Students’ Union Launches Consent Week

University of Galway Students’ Union are running a series of events to mark their annual Consent Week which starts on the 6th of February. These events, in partnership with Active* Consent, will look at key issues impacting on the Sexual Health and Wellbeing of students. There will be workshops, STI testing clinics and a sold out charity Sex Toy Bingo event.

The Active* Consent workshop will be looking at Digital Intimacy – a common part of modern relationships. The workshop empowers students with the knowledge and skills to navigate digital intimacy in a consensual way, while also highlighting the challenges that digital intimacy can pose. The Disclosure Training event with Galway Rape Crisis Centre provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence

Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer Izzy Tiernan said: “We have some great workshops and events coming up this week for Consent Week. Students’ Unions and Universities need to take a strong lead in ending the culture of victim blaming as sexual violence and harassment are still prevalent issues in today’s world. Consent is Ongoing, Mutual and Freely Given – this is the core message of the University of Galway Active* Consent programme.”

Students’ Union President Dean Kenny added: “We hope that our Consent week events will encourage our students to take a responsible attitude to sexual health and healthy relationships. We still have a long way to go in Irish society in terms of breaking down the taboo of talking about sex. We want our students to be educated about their sexual rights.”

 

Refreshers Fair

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Refreshers’ Fair 

The SU Refreshers’ Fair is back 11am-3pm Tuesday 30th of January 2024 at Áras na Mac Léinn!

Call down for freebies, prizes and surprises!

There’ll be giant inflatable games in the Bailey Allen Hall, student friendly companies in Áras na Mac Léinn, a vintage pop up shop in The Cube and food trucks outside Áras na Mac Léinn.

We will also be giving out FREE Students’ Union Rudaí Áille tote bags and some other surprises you don’t want to miss…

Exhibitors in the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn and Bailey Allen Hall include: 

Food Trucks outside Áras na Mac Léinn

Wasted Week

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Wasted Week | Seachtain Bhruscair

Monday 29th of January | Dé Luain 29 Eanáir

  • 12pm-3pm Recycling table in the SU Síbín in the Library Basement. Call down to the recycling table and pick up a FREE tabletop compost bin thanks to Galway City Council.

Tuesday 30th January | Dé Máirt 30 Eanáir

  • 5pm-7pm Upcycling clothes workshop with Bród Soc in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free event sign up HERE.
  • 7pm-8pm Waste Free Potluck in the Hub. Bring any leftover food you have and we will cook up a feast together!

Wednesday 31st January | Dé Céadaoin 31 Eanáir

  • 1pm Walk the Sustainable Development Goals trail on campus with the Climate Crew. Meet at the Students’ Union Office.
  • 5pm-6pm Breaking down the circular economy workshop with Sinéad Mitchell in The View (John Broderick Room) upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free event sign up HERE.
  • 6.30pm-7.30pm The Myth of Wilderness talk with Climate Activist Saoirse Exton in The O’Flaherty Theatre. More info + free tickets HERE.

Thursday 1st February | Déardaoin 1 Feabhra

  • 5pm-6pm The Impact Waste has on The Climate free talk in Meeting Room 1 + 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Friday 2nd February | Dé hAoine 2 Feabhra

  • 2pm Beach Clean Up. Help us make Galway a cleaner, greener place! Meet at the Students’ Union Office and we will walk to Grattan Beach together. Bags, gloves and litter pickers provided. Sign up HERE.

More info from su.environment@universityofgalway.ie

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Press Release: Students’ Union Launch Wasted Week 

University of Galway Students’ Union today launched their Wasted Week which will run 29th-2nd February. The week will look at environmental issues such as food waste, recycling, litter and fast fashion. The Union is collaborating with a number of groups from the University of Galway to highlight these issues throughout the week.

There will be an upcycling clothes workshop with Bród Society where students can learn how to give their clothes a new lease of life. A waste free pot luck will see students bringing in their leftovers to cook a zero food waste feast. On Friday students will be doing a beach clean up to make Galway a cleaner, greener place.

Students’ Union President Dean Kenny said: “We are delighted to be hosting our second Wasted Week to encourage our students to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. Many of our students are turning away from fast fashion so it’s great to be able to show then new ways to upcycle old clothing.”

Students’ Union Environmental and Sustainability Officer Molly Hickey added:

“It’s fantastic to have the support of our student societies for Wasted week. University of Galway students are very climate conscious and want to play their part in making Galway and the world a better place for us all”

Raise and Give Week 2024

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Raise and Give Week 2024

Sunday 11th February | Dé Domhnaigh 11 Feabhra

  • 12.30pm RAG Run. Sign up for the RAG 5km Fun Run/Jog/Walk with a Heroes vs Villains theme HERE. Entry is just €20 which all goes to the SU Charities. Prizes for best costume, goodie bags for all entrants and more surprises to come!

Monday 12th February | Dé Luain 12 Feabhra

  • 11am-3pm RAG Sale. Pop Up Charity Clothes Shop with Galway Simon Community and COPE Galway in the Cube downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. COPE Galway will be offering a 20% discount on the day.
  • 4pm-6pm The Great Big RAG Table Quiz in An Bialann. Great Prizes. Book your ticket here. Profits for Socs Charities
  • 6pm-10pm Fire Walk. Just 30 spaces left! More info and sign up HERE.
  • 8pm The Tumbling Paddies at Sult. SOLD OUT.

Tuesday 13th February | Dé Máirt 13 Feabhra

  • 11am-12.30pm Galentines Day Brunch. SOLD OUT.
  • 2pm-3pm Shave Off at Sult. More info and sign up HERE.
  • 2pm-4.30pm ZooSoc  Bugs & Kisses. A speed friending bingo event, run by ZooSoc. Tickets €4 here
  • 7pm-12am SOS. Galway’s biggest student event in Áras na Mac Léinn and Sult. 3,000 students, 10 Acts and festival level production. More info and tickets HERE.

Wednesday 14th February | Dé Céadaoin an 14 Feabhra

  • 11am-5pm RAG Fun Fair Áras na Mac Léinn and College Green. One lucky student will win €1,000 in Grab a Grand. There’s also Formula 1 Challenge, Battle Zone, Crazy Golf, Laser Zone, Milk the Cow, Basketball, Tarot Reading, food trucks, fun sports day, prizes and free noodles! Get your early bird tokens at this link or collect on the day from Áras na Mac Léinn.
  • 8pm-11.30pm Sult (Taylor’s Version) (Valentine’s Edition). Tickets on sale HERE.
  • 7pm-11pm World RAG Hot Pot. Societies take over the Cube and Bailey Allen with DJs, Bands, Open Mic, Traffic Lights & Speed Dating, Dessert Bingo, Photo Booth, Valentine’s Day Costume Competition plus free food and refreshments. Get tickets here

Thursday 15th February | Déardaoin an 15 Feabhra

  • 11am-4pm SU Charity Cup. €500 prize up for grabs in this 5 A Side Competition on College Green. SOLD OUT. 
  • 1pm-2pm Charity Auction. Join us at in The View (John Broderick Room) upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn for lunch and a charity auction with auctioneer Niall Browne from O’Donnellan & Joyce. Tickets on sale HERE. Auction item list revealed soon.
  • 8pm-11pm Sikoti and Chinnox at Sult. Tickets HERE.

Friday 16th February | Dé hAoine an 16 Feabhra

  • 7.30am-2.30pm RAG Recharge. Join us to wind down and relax after a long week of fundraising with a 7.30am swim with Coldvember at sunrise at Blackrock followed by 11am-12.30pm Yoga + Chill and 1pm-2.30pm Pilates + Chill to help you relax. Sign Up links here YOGA + here PILATES 
  • 12pm Society Games on College Green. Join the society tributes as they compete in a  ‘Hunger Game’ Style tag rugby all over campus game. The winning society wins bragging rights and €500 (sponsored by the Societies Office). Tributes sign up here
  • 8pm Karaoke Night at Sult.

All events are raising funds for the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cancer Care West

Society Events During Raise and Give Week FULL timetable available HERE.

What’s Raise and Give Week?

Raise and Give week is a chance for you to take a break, have some fun and help raise funds for charity!

It takes place Sunday 11th – Friday 16th February 2024

What’s happening for Raise and Give Week?

  • The RAG Run
  • Firewalk
  • Shave Off
  • Charity Cup 5 A Side Competition
  • RAG Recharge
  • Charity Auction
  • A MASSIVE dance gig Sos
  • Galentine’s Day Brunch
  • A Swiftie Sult Takeover
  • And lots more to be announced!

Who are the SU Raise and Give Week Charities?

Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Services include:

  • Helpline 1800 355 355
  • Counselling
  • Support for family and friends of survivors
  • Court and Garda Accompaniment
  • Awareness Raising
  • Education & Training
  • Legal Clinic
  • Psychological support team

Cancer Care West

Services include:

  • Support service centres in Galway and Letterkenny
  • Nurse specialists
  • Accommodation supports for cancer patients and their families
  • Therapeutic play therapy for children
  • Gym and rehab service for before, during and after cancer treatments

How do I get involved?

Email studentsunion@universityofgalway.ie

  1. For information on any of the events
  2. If you’ve any event ideas or
  3. If you want to volunteer to help out