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Toghcháin CML 2024 | SU Elections 2024

Uachtarán | President

ELECTION RESULT Faye Ní Dhomhnaill deemed elected on 2nd count

Electorate 20,050

Total Poll 2,174

Spoils 3

Valid Poll 2,171

Quota 1,086

1st Count

Murtagh, Gary 844

Ní Dhomhnaill, Faye 758

Izzy, Tiernan 542

Re-Open Nominations 27

2nd Count

Murtagh, Gary 937

Ní Dhomhnaill, Faye 1,141

Leas Uachtarán Oifigeach Oideachais | Vice President Education Officer

ELECTION RESULT Tom Forde deemed elected on 3rd Count

Electorate 20,050

Total Poll 1,645

Spoils 6

Valid Poll 1,639

Quota 820

1st Count

Forde, Tom 661

Gillespie Conneely, Jacob 70

Gorham, Sinéad 527

Sexton, Fionn 352

Re-Open Nominations 29

2nd Count

Forde, Tom 678

Gorham, Sinéad 557

Sexton, Fionn 371

3rd Count

Forde, Tom 789

Gorham, Sinéad 716

Leas Uachtarán / Oifigeach Leasa agus Comhionannais | Vice President / Welfare and Equality Officer

ELECTION RESULT Chloe Anderson deemed elected on 3rd Count

Electorate 20,050

Total Poll 1,712

Spoils 15

Valid Poll 1,697

Quota 849

1st Count

Anderson, Chloe 815

Buchholz, Tazi 423

Moyles, Kian 185

Patil, Anmol Arvind 35

Rastogi, Dhruv 207

Re-Open Nominations 32

2nd Count

Anderson, Chloe 828

Buchholz, Tazi 428

Moyles, Kian 195

Rastogi, Dhruv 221

3rd Count

Anderson, Chloe 910

Buchholz, Tazi 469

Rastogi, Dhruv 250

Leas Uachtarán Don Ghaeilge / Vice President for the Irish Language

ELECTION RESULT: Julieanne Molloy Deemed Elected 

Total Valid Poll 651

Quota 326

MOLLOY, Julieanne 437

MURTAGH, Gary 79

PRATAP SINGH, Shaurya 100

TAHILRAMANI, Hitesh 32

Re-Open Nominations  3

Having exceeded the quota on the first count, Julieanne Molloy is deemed elec

Referendum to Amend the Students’ Union Constitution | Reifreann le Bunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a Leasú

Result Referendum Passed

Electorate 20,050

Total poll 1,354

Spoils 25

Valid Poll 1,329

Tá / Yes 1,013

Níl / No 316

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements

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Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements

Monday 18th March is a Bank Holiday so there’s no teaching on this day.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close 5pm Fri 15th March and reopen 10am Tues 19th March.
  • Sult will be closed Mon18th March and reopen 8.30am Tues 19th March.
  • The SU Shop will be closed Fri 15th March and reopens Tues 19th March.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed Fri 15th March and reopens Tues 19th March.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close 5pm Fri 15th March and reopen 9am Tues 19th March
  • The SU Síbín will close 5pm Fri 15th March and reopen 9am Tues 19th March
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Mon 18th March. They are open 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 16th March and 10am-5.30pm Sun 17th March.
  • The Reading Room will be open as normal 7am-2.30am every day.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed on Mon 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!

SU Part Time Officer Election Results March 2024

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SU Part Time Officer Election Results March 2024

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Result: Jean O’Boyle Deemed Elected

Electorate 7,555

Total Poll 315

Spoils 3

Valid Poll 312

Quota 157

1st Count

Gaynor, Grace 73

Lawson, Jennifer 81

O’Boyle, Jean 151

Reopen Nominations 7

2nd Count

Gaynor, Grace 74

Lawson, Jennifer 83

O’Boyle Jean 151

3rd Count

Lawson, Jennifer 108

O’Boyle Jean 191

 

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law

Result: Vytaute Bujaviciute Deemed Elected

Electorate 3,660

Total Poll 205

Spoils 2

Valid Poll 203

Quota 102

1st Count

Ali 46

Bujaviciute, Vytaute 102

Sourav, Md. Raisul Islam 50

Reopen Nominations 5

 

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Result: Paschal Walsh Deemed Elected

Electorate 3,297

Total Poll 171

Spoils 0

Valid Poll 171

Quota 86

1st Count

Walsh, Paschal 161

Reopen Nominations 10

 

Convenor of the College of Science and Engineering

Result: Ella Hogan Deemed Elected

Electorate 5,483

Total Poll 393

Spoils 3

Valid Poll 390

Quota 196

1st Count

Hogan, Ella 217

Luke, Rice 160

Reopen Nominations 13

 

Postgraduate Research Officer

Result: Sachin Yadav Deemed Elected

Electorate 5,053

Total Poll 271

Spoils 2

Valid Poll 269

Quota 135

1st Count

McGonigle, Daniel 89

Yadav, Sachin 176

Reopen Nominations 4

 

Environmental and Sustainability Officer

Result: Peter O’Neill Deemed Elected

Electorate 20,038

Total Poll 920

Spoils 14

Valid Poll 906

Quota 454

1st Count

Fritz, Abbi 415

O’Neill, Peter 466

Reopen Nominations 25

 

International Students Officer

Result: Namus Cader Deemed Elected

Electorate 20,038

Total Poll 881

Spoils 25

Valid Poll 856

Quota 429

1st Count

Cader, Namus 405

Gope, Abhisar 397

Reopen Nominations 54

2nd Count

Cader, Namus 412

Gope, Abhisar 410

 

Gender & LGBT+ Rights Officer

Result: Kayla Hayes Deemed Elected

Electorate 20,038

Total Poll 852

Spoils 26

Valid Poll 826

Quota 414

1st Count

Hayes, Kayla 751

Reopen Nominations 75

 

Disability Rights Officer

Result: Michelle Clifford Deemed Elected

Electorate 20,038

Total Poll 867

Spoils 20

Valid Poll 847

Quota 424

1st Count

Clifford, Michelle 380

Hamilton, Alfie 130

Murugavel, Narendhiran 20

O’Mahony, Patricia 146

Patil, Anmol Arvind 148

Reopen Nominations 23

2nd Count

Clifford, Michelle 382

Hamilton, Alfie 132

O’Mahony, Patricia 153

Patil, Anmol Arvind 161

3rd Count

Clifford, Michelle 464

O’Mahony, Patricia 161

Patil, Anmol Arvind 175

 

Mature Students Officer

Result: Declan O’Reilly Deemed Elected

Electorate 20,038

Total Poll 832

Spoils 23

Valid Poll 809

Quota 405

1st Count

O’Reilly, Declan 697

Reopen Nominations 112

 

Cathaoirleach na gCumann | Societies Chairperson

Result: Seanie Ó Gáimháin Deemed Elected 

Total Valid Poll 22

Quota 12

BARRY, Caitlyn  2

Ó GÁIMHÁIN, Seanie 12

SOURAV, RaisuL 6

Re-Open Nominations 2

Having exceeded the quota on the first count, Seanie Ó Gáimhín is deemed elected.

 

Ethnic Minorities Officer

Result: RaisuL Sourav Deemed Elected 

Total Valid Poll 53

Quota 27

1st Count

SOURAV, RaisuL 25

Evergreen 15

Athoscail Ainmiúcán / Re-Open Nominations 5

PATIL, Anmol Arvind 5

McCARTHY, Kate 2

McKENNA, Lorcan 1

2nd Count

SOURAV, RaisuL 25

Evergreen (+2) 17

Athoscail Ainmiúcán / Re-Open Nominations (+1) 6

PATIL, Anmol Arvind 5

3rd Count

SOURAV, RaisuL (+1) 26

Evergreen 17

Athoscail Ainmiúcán / Re-Open Nominations 6

4th Count

SOURAV, RaisuL (+2) 28

Evergreen (+1) 18

SOURAV, RaisuL Deemed Elected

 

Postgraduate Taught Officer

Result: Emma Aunon Vizcaino deemed elected 

Total Valid Poll 14

Quota 8

AUNON VIZCAINO, Emma 8

ARIF, Rameen 1

SANTAN, Vaidehi 3

Athoscail Ainmiúcán / Re-Open Nominations 2

AUNON VIZCAINO, Emma Deemed Elected

 

Well done to all the candidates and their teams. Your new SU Officers will be taking up their positions on the 1st of July.

 

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

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

CANDIDATES FOR THURSDAY 21st MARCH

Clubs Captain

  • Tom Keal

Societies Chairperson

Voting will take place online on www.yourspace.universityofgalway.ie 10am-8pm Thursday 21st of March. PLEASE NOTE: Only Club Captains and Society Auditors may vote in these elections. One vote per club/society.

Leas Uachtarán don Ghaeilge | Vice President for the Irish Language

  • Julieanne Molloy
  • Gary Murtagh
  • Shaurya Pratap Singh
  • Hitesh Tahilramani

Voting will take place online on www.yourspace.universityofgalway.ie 10am-8pm Thursday 21st of March

Hustings for Leas Uachtarán don Ghaeilge will take place 6pm Tuesday 19th March in the Fottrell Theatre at Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 6

CANDIDATES FOR THURSDAY 28th MARCH

Ethnic Minorities Officer

  • Evergreen
  • McCARTHY, Kate
  • McKENNA, Lorcan
  • McMAHON, Brion
  • PATIL, Anmol Arvind
  • ROSHEN, Thomas Jacob
  • SHEEHAN, Noah
  • SOURAV, RaisuL

Postgraduate Taught Officer*

  • ARIF, Rameen
  • AUNON VIZCAINO, Emma
  • SANTAN, Vaidehi

Voting will take place online on www.yourspace.universityofgalway.ie 10am-8pm Thursday 28th of March

*Please note only registered Postgraduate students may vote in the Postgraduate Taught Officer election.

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

Nominations Open SU Clubs Captain and Societies Chairperson HERE. 

11am Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – 10 ag 11

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 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

10.30am Grattan Beach Clean with ZooSoc, MarineSoc, EnviroSoc and VegSoc for Wildlife Week.

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

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Sláine

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

5pm Nominations CLOSE SU Clubs Captain and Societies Chairperson HERE. 

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

8pm Aon Rud Seachas Cupán i Sult

Wednesday 13th March

11am Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – 10 ag 11

1pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Caoi Cainte

2pm Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – Rogha Bhríde

5pm Nominations CLOSE SU Vice President for Irish Language | Leas Uachtarán don Ghaeilge. More info HERE. 

6pm Flirt FM Takeover

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

Thursday 14th March

10am-3pm MMR Vaccine Catch Up Clinic in Meeting Room 1 + 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

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

11am-2pm Naloxone Training in Meeting Room 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Sign up HERE. More info from su.welfare@universityofgalway.ie

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

5.30pm Clubs 70’s Sports Ball in the Galway Bay Hotel. Tickets on sale HERE.

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 Maxima at the Quad

5pm Nominations Close Ethnic Minorities Officer and Postgraduate Research Officer HERE

Thursday 21st March

10am-8pm Election of SU Clubs Captain and Societies Chairperson for 2024/25. More info HERE.

10am-8pm Election of SU Vice President for Irish Language | Leas Uachtarán don Ghaeilge. More info HERE. 

10am-3pm MMR Catch Up Vaccine Clinic in G067 Arts Millennium Building

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.

Student Voice Survey Closes HERE. 

10am-3pm MMR Catch Up Vaccine Clinic in G011 in the Hardiman Building

Thursday 28th March

Teaching Ends

10am-8pm Election of Ethnic Minorities Officer and Postgraduate Taught Officer. More info HERE.

8pm Garron Noone at Sult. Tickets on sale HERE. 

Friday 29th March

Good Friday – SU Office, Cloakroom, Síbín, Sult, Smokey’s Café and SU Shop 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

  • 11:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – 10 ag 11
  • 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 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

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

  • 11:00 Clár Gaelach ar Flirt FM – 10 ag 11
  • 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
  • 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.”