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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


We Stand with Ukraine


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, The Community Foundation for Ireland

Lá Dearg


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.

Comhaltas na Mac Léinn OÉ Gaillimh is 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 8:00pm)

Tickets €2.00 available to buy HERE.

NUI Galway Students only – NUI Galway ID required on the day

NUIG Squid Games


NUIG Squid Games

Join us for the first ever NUIG Squid Games 12pm-3pm Thursday 28th of April to raise funds for the SU Charities! Spaces are limited so register your team of 5 HERE quick!

Games take place on the President’s Lawn and will include:

  • 3 Legged Race
  • Tug Of War
  • Obstacle Course
  • Bean Bag Mine Field
  • Welly Throwing
  • Track A Pillar
  • Giant Jenga
  • Old Skool Sports
  • + lot’s more!

Prizes include:

Best Dressed: 3 night free all-inclusive at a Stoke Trip

1st Place: A party for the winning team at Sult including pizzas and refreshments!

There’ll also be spot prizes to be won along the way

How to sign up:

Sign up your team of 5 now on Eventbrite HERE for just €25 which all goes to the SU Charities – Galway Rape Crisis Centre and BelongTo Youth Services

Extra Study Space


Extra Study Space

The following venues have been booked out as additional study space for semester 2 exams:

6th – 14th April 2022 (09:00-22:00) AC202, AC203, AC002

19th April – 6th May 2022 (09:00-22:00) IT202, IT203, IT204, IT206, IT207, IT125, IT125G

Opening hours for the Library and Reading Room are available HERE. 

April Exam Buses


Deferred Exam Bus Service

Free bus service from University Road to Leisureland + back for NUIG Deferred Exam sittings 2nd-14th April

  • Leaving University Road 08:40 + 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 + 18:40

The University Road bus stop is located half way between Ward’s Sandwich Bar and Tesco Express.

NUIG Student ID Required


Exam Tips


Exam Tips | Leideanna Scrúduithe

Exam Guidelines HERE

Before The Exam

  • Develop a study strategy. There are plenty of sample planners online.
  • Keep a designated study space that resembles the exam conditions. If your study place is quiet you’ll have a better chance of reproducing information in an exam situation.
  • If you need help with a topic reach out to your classmates or your lecturer.
  • Know when and where your exams are – check out your personalised timetable on the University of Galway exams website.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you get to your exam venue at least 30 minutes before the exam starts with your University of Galway Student ID Card.
  • Know what type of exam you will be sitting – open book, MCQ, 2 hour written paper – if you are unsure ASK. Familiarise yourself with the exam and plagiarism regulations.

During The Exam

  • Take time to settle yourself and BREATHE.
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • Keep an eye on the time and when the time you’ve allotted for a question is up move on to the next one.
  • Don’t panic! If you have the work done you’ll be fine. Try to relax and your exam will run smoothly.
  • When the exam ends don’t dwell on it – move on to the next one and try to stay positive.

Minding Yourself

  • Eat Well
  • Keep Active
  • Get fresh air
  • Keep in touch with friends and family
  • Stay hydrated
  • Get enough sleep and rest
  • Take time away from screens and social media
  • Set personal goals

Le Chéile Inclusivity Training


Le Chéile Free Inclusivity Training Saturday 26th March

These free online workshops are open to Clubs, Societies and anyone who wants to learn more about making their events more inclusive.

  • 11am-12pm Irish Sign Language Workshop LINK
  • 12pm-1pm Gender Equality Workshop LINK
  • 2pm-3pm Including Gaeilge in your Events LINK
  • 3pm-4pm Inclusivity and Accessibility Panel LINK

More info from

Saint Patrick’s Day Holiday Arrangements


Saint Patrick’s Day Holiday Arrangements

Thursday 17th March and Friday 19th March 2022 are Bank Holidays so there’s no teaching on these days.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close 5pm Weds 16th March and reopen Mon 21st March.
  • Sult will close 11.30pm Weds 16th March and reopen 8.30am Mon 21st March.
  • The SU Shop will close Weds 16th March and reopen Mon 21st March.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Weds 16th March and reopen Mon 21st March.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Thurs 17th and Fri 18th March. They are open 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 19th March and 10am-5.30pm Sun 20th March.
  • The Reading Room will be open as normal 7am-2.30am every day.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 17th and Fri 18th March. For urgent/emergency medical issues during this time please go to their website for services which are available – please note there is a charge for these services.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Brain Week


Brain Week | Seachtain Inchinne

Monday 14th March | Dé Luain 14 Márta

1pm How the Disability Support Service can best Support Someone with a Neurological Condition – Talk by NUIG Occupational Services (Online) Ticket Link

6pm Epilepsy Ireland Seizure Training –  How to spot a seizure and what to do when it happens. (Online + In Person at AC201) Ticket Link

Tuesday 15th March | Dé Máirt 15 Márta

6pm Bipolar Disorder Talk with Liam Gildea (Online) Ticket Link

Wednesday 16th March | Dé Céadaoin 16 Márta

6pm Addiction Talk with Patrick Dooley Kelly (Online) Ticket Link

More info from |Tuilleadh eolais ó