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Fáilte roimh chách! | Everyone is welcome!

Dé Luain 13ú Samhain | Monday 13th November

07:40-08:30 Pop Up Gaeltacht ag Coldvember i Bóthar na Trá le TradSoc | Pop Up Gaeltacht at Coldvember at Blackrock with TradSoc POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS 

10:00-17:00 TAY-dóireacht | Orien-TAY-ring. SWIFTIES ASSEMBLE! Collect your sheet from the SU and figure out the clues as Gaeilge. Baineann gach lyric le áit ar champas. Great prizes!

13:00-14:00 GaelSeachtain ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | GaelSeachtain on Flirt FM 101.3FM

Dé Máirt 14ú Samhain | Tuesday 14th November

An lá ar fad Gaeilge 24 | All Day Gaeilge 24

12:00-14:00 Ceol i Smokey’s le TradSoc | Music in Smokey’s Café with TradSoc

13:00-14:00 GaelSeachtain ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | GaelSeachtain on Flirt FM 101.3FM

18:00-20:00 Oíche Scannán le Neuro Divergent Soc agus Film Soc i AMB G065|Movie Night with Neuro Divergent Soc and Film Soc in AMB G065

Dé Céadaoin 15ú Samhain | Wednesday 15th November

07:40-08:30 Pop Up Gaeltacht ag Coldvember i Bóthar na Trá le TradSoc | Pop Up Gaeltacht at Coldvember at Blackrock with TradSoc

17:30 Ceardlann Fostaíocht i IdeasLab | Job Search Workshop in IdeasLab for Gaeilge speakers

18:00-20:00 Gaeilge Drive Time ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | Gaeilge Drive Time on Flirt FM 101.3FM

Déardaoin 16ú Samhain | Thursday 16th November

13:00-14:00 GaelSeachtain ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | GaelSeachtain on Flirt FM 101.3FM

15:00 Daidí na Nollag i oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn! | Santa Claus in the SU Office!

Dé hAoine 17ú Samhain | Friday 17th November

11:00 Maidin Chaife i Seomra na Coiribe i Sult | Coffee Morning in the Corrib Room at Sult

13:00-14:00 GaelSeachtain ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | GaelSeachtain on Flirt FM on 101.3FM

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

Gradam Gaelach

The Gradam Gaelach is an awards scheme for societies that wish to get more involved in using Irish within their society. The Leas-Uachtarán don Ghaeilge will act as a mentor for the societies and guide them through the tasks they want to do. At the end of the year they will receive an award at the Socs Ball celebrating their involvement in the scheme and their active participation. All societies are welcome to sign up HERE. Any questions can be directed to Leas-Uachtarán don Ghaeilge Faye Ní Dhomhnaill su.gaeilge@ollscoilnagaillimhe.ie

Is scéim na ngradam ían scéim Gradam Gaelach do chumainn a bhfuil ag iarradh níos mó Gaeilge a úsaid. Is í an Leas-Uachtarán don Ghaeilge an meantóir do na chumainn agus í atá mar treoraí do na taisceanna gur mhiste  leis an cumann a déanamh. Ag deireadh na bliana geobhfaidhsiad gradam ag SocsBall ag céiliúradh a baint sa scéim. Tá fáilte roimh gach cumann cláraigh ANSEO. Aon ceisteanna téigh I dteagmháil le Leas-Uachtarán don Ghaeilge Faye Ní Dhomhnaill su.gaeilge@ollscoilnagaillimhe.ie

 

November SU Events

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November 2023 SU Events

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

Wednesday 1st November

Coldvember Starts

11am-12pm CÉIM Tips for Group Work Drop-In Session in Arts Millennium Building AMB-1004

Thursday 2nd November

Friday 3rd November

5pm Voting Closes PGRs (PhDs & Research Master’s) Class Reps HERE.

Monday 6th November

Sin Issue 2 Out

7.15pm-8.15pm Societies Forum AMB-1004 Seminar Room, Arts Millennium Building

8pm-9pm Pints with your SU President at Sult.

Tuesday 7th November

6pm College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Class Rep Meeting in AC202

7pm College of Business, Public Policy and Law Class Rep Meeting in AC202

Wednesday 8th November

10.30am-1.30pm USA Summer Camp Pop Up in SU Office and Talk (2pm-3pm The View/John Broderick Room)

11am-12pm CÉIM Tips for Group Work Drop-In Session in Arts Millennium Building AMB-1004

6pm College of Science and Engineering Class Rep Meeting in AC201

7pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies Class Rep Meeting in AC201

8pm Sult Taylor’s Version. Tickets €5 HERE.

Thursday 9th November

12pm Semester 1 Exam Timetable Online

5pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting Small Acoustic Room

6pm Postgraduate Council Meeting in AC201

Friday 10th November

Monday 13th November

GaelSeachtain

7:40am-8:30am Pop Up Gaeltacht ag Coldvember i Bóthar na Trá le TradSoc | Pop Up Gaeltacht at Coldvember at Blackrock with TradSoc CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS 

10am-5pm TAY-dóireacht | Orien-TAY-ring. SWIFTIES ASSEMBLE! Collect your sheet from the SU and figure out the clues as Gaeilge. Baineann gach lyric le áit ar champas. Great prizes!

1pm-2pm GaelSeachtain ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | GaelSeachtain on Flirt FM 101.3FM

6pm Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn (Class Rep Council) Meeting 3. Sign up HERE.

6pm Sin Newspaper Meeting in the downstairs newsroom

6.30pm Pilates 6 Week Online Course Starts. Sign Up HERE.

8pm-9pm Pints with your SU President at Sult.

Tuesday 14th November

GaelSeachtain

An lá ar fad Gaeilge 24 | All Day Gaeilge 24

10.30am-2.30pm Mooju Free Samples in SU Office while stocks last!

12pm-2pm Ceol i Smokey’s le TradSoc | Music in Smokey’s Café with TradSoc

1pm-2pm GaelSeachtain ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | GaelSeachtain on Flirt FM 101.3FM

6pm-8pm Oíche Scannán le Neuro Divergent Soc agus Film Soc i AMB G065|Movie Night with Neuro Divergent Soc and Film Soc in AMB G065

Wednesday 15th November

GaelSeachtain

7:40am-8:30am Pop Up Gaeltacht ag Coldvember i Bóthar na Trá le TradSoc | Pop Up Gaeltacht at Coldvember at Blackrock with TradSoc

11am-4pm SMEDIAS (National Student Media Awards) Information Stand and FREEBIES in SU Office

5.30pm Ceardlann Fostaíocht i IdeasLab | Job Search Workshop in IdeasLab for Gaeilge speakers

6pm-8pm Gaeilge Drive Time ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | Gaeilge Drive Time on Flirt FM 101.3FM

Thursday 16th November

GaelSeachtain

1pm-2pm GaelSeachtain ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | GaelSeachtain on Flirt FM 101.3FM

3pm Daidí na Nollag i oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn! | Santa Claus in the SU Office!

6pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting in Large Acoustic Room

Friday 17th November

GaelSeachtain

11am Maidin Chaife i Seomra na Coiribe i Sult | Coffee Morning in the Corrib Room at Sult

1pm-2pm GaelSeachtain ar Flirt FM 101.3FM | GaelSeachtain on Flirt FM on 101.3FM

USI Pink Training

Saturday 18th November

USI Pink Training

Sunday 19th November

USI Pink Training

International Men’s Day

Monday 20th November

SHAG Week Starts

10am Sex Toy Scavenger Hunt for SHAG Week

12pm Transgender Day of Remembrance Flag Raising outside Áras na Mac Léinn

7pm Bisexual Speed Friending Free event in the View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn with XCX Society.

8pm-9pm Pints with your SU President at Sult.

Tuesday 21st November

1pm-2pm Digital Intimacy Workshop for SHAG Week. Sign up HERE.

1pm-3pm Free Rapid HIV and Syphilis testing with Sexual Health West in Large Acoustic Room

5pm-7pm Build a Bug Hotel with the SU Climate Crew + Slug Soc in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

7.30pm Sex Toy Bingo for SHAG Week at Sult. €5 Tickets HERE.

Wednesday 22nd November

Winter Conferring Starts

11am-3pm USI Movember Information stand at SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-6pm Kink 101 Workshop with Aoife Murray in AMB-G067 Training Room 3 in the Arts Millennium Building. Limited spaces. €5 Tickets available HERE. Raising funds for the SU Charities.

5pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting in Small Acoustic Room

7pm-9pm Speed Friending (with benefits) in The Corrib Room at Sult. Limited spaces. €3 Tickets available HERE. Raising funds for the SU Charities.

Thursday 23rd November

10am-2pm Disclosure Training – In person Workshop with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. Sign up HERE.

SU Christmas Raffle Tickets Go On Sale HERE

6pm-8pm SU Clubs Forum in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Friday 24th November

10am-5pm Hygiene Hub Donation Day – Christmas Appeal!

End of Teaching All Years

Saturday 25th November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Monday 27th November

11am-1pm Final HPV Catch Up Vaccine Clinic in AMB-G067 in the Arts Millennium Building. Book appointment HERE. 

8pm-9pm Pints with your SU President at Sult.

Study Week

Sin Issue 3 Out

Tuesday 28th November

Study Week

12pm-3pm FREE Supermacs Pizza in SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn while stocks last!

Wednesday 29th November

Study Week

5pm-6pm Student Support Group in the Common Room in the Chapel for Palestinian, Israeli and all other students who wish to speak about the ongoing violence in Palestine

Thursday 30th November

Coldvember Ends

11am-3pm Thriftmas Market in Áras na Mac Léinn

Alumni Award Nominations Close

Study Week

Friday 1st December

Study Week

World AIDS Day – Wear red to show your support

Saturday 2nd December

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun Starts! More info HERE. 

Monday 4th December 

Exams Begin (end Fri 15th Dec)

Extended Opening Hours SU Síbín and SU Cloakroom 9am-7pm Monday-Friday until Fri 15th Dec

SU Extended Statement on the Palestinian Genocide

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Students’ Union Extended Statement on the Palestinian Genocide

Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe are extremely concerned with the astounding loss of life over the last few days, months, and years. This violence is not new and has been an ongoing effort of apartheid by the Israeli government against the people of Palestine, enacted through the unlawful occupation of Palestine.

In recent weeks, Israel has cut water, electricity, and medicine into Gaza. The violence inflicted on Palestinians is an escalation of persistent genocide and is an institutionalized regime of systematic aggression and dominance.

The genocide so far has killed over 23 Palestinians for each Israeli. Therefore, we do not believe as a Union that we have the right or the privilege to condemn individuals within Palestine who fight against their oppressors. We do, however, as a Union, condemn any forms of violence, but acknowledge that we, residing in Ireland, cannot understand or comprehend the horrors and violence which Palestinians are enduring and continue to be forced to live under.

In 2014, Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Comhairle passed a mandate, specifying “That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions [BDS] against the State of Israel.”

We therefore ask students to support BDS and to boycott Israeli goods and services (more info below)

We call on the Irish government to expel the Israeli ambassador to Ireland and continue to send emergency support and aid to Palestine.

We also demand that the University of Galway President, Ciarán Ó hOgartaigh, release a new statement outwardly condemning Israel and the apartheid and genocide which is occurring.

We, the Union, represent and support all of our student members, regardless of ethnicity, creed, religion, or any other minority background.

Students who have been affected by the ongoing conflict in any way are able to avail of support from Student Services, Student Counselling, and Chaplaincy. Please reach out if you need such resources.

BDS

University of Galway Students’ Union supports the Palestinian people and the BDS movement which stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the state of Israel.

Our members voted in favour of solidarity with the people of Palestine in a 2014 referendum on BDS at University of Galway.

Here’s some information about the BDS Movement

  1. Boycott

Boycott companies that engage with Israel and goods produced on occupied territories.

  1. Divestment

Organisations and companies must divest from the state of Israel and stop doing business there.

  1. Sanctions

Pressuring governments to end military trade and free-trade agreements with Israel and to suspend Israel’s membership in international forums

Learn more here:

https://bdsmovement.net/

#BoycottIsrael #BDS #SolidarityWithPalestine #BoycottDivestmentSanctions

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BDS 

Tacaíonn Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe le muintir na Palaistíne agus le Gluaiseacht BDS, a sheasann do Bhaghcat, Dífheistiú agus Smachtbhannaí i gcoinne Stát Iosrael.

Chuir ár mbaill a ndlúthpháirtíocht le muintir na Palaistíne in iúl i reifreann ar BDS in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe in 2014.

Seo a leanas roinnt eolais faoi Ghluaiseacht BDS

  1. Baghcat

Baghcat a dhéanamh ar chomhlachtaí a bhfuil caidreamh acu le hIosrael agus ar earraí a tháirgtear i gcríocha gafa.

  1. Dífheistiú

Éileamh ar eagraíochtaí agus ar chomhlachtaí dífheistiú ó Stát Iosrael agus éirí as gnó a dhéanamh sa tír.

  1. Smachtbhannaí

Brú a chur ar rialtais deireadh a chur le trádáil mhíleata agus le comhaontuithe saorthrádála le hIosrael agus ballraíocht Iosrael i bhfóraim idirnáisiúnta a chur ar fionraí.

Tuilleadh eolais:

https://bdsmovement.net/

Hallows

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Hallows is back!

We are delighted to announce that Bümblê and Reboot Events, in association with the Students’ Union and University Societies will host Hallows again this year on Tuesday 31st October.

Hallows is the biggest Hallowe’en Event in Galway and will showcase Irish and international DJs.

We also welcome back The Dirty Circus for a special Hallows show, and over thirty societies will transform Áras na Mac Léinn and Sult into a 2,500 capacity venue.

This event is totally SOLD OUT! There won’t be any tickets on the door. Over 18’s ID Required.

Doors 18:30 early entry advised. No Ticket No Entry.  No re-entry. 

Line up Tuesday 31st October 

Bailey Allen Hall

19:00-19:30 Soul Doubt

19:30-20:15 Fionn Curran

20:15-20:45 Reboot DJs

20:45-21:45 LA LA

21:45-22:45 Yasmin Gardezi

22:45-23:55 MERO B2B Skearney

Sult 

18:30-21:00 DJ Soc

21:30-23:30 The Dirty Circus

Food Village (Beside Human Biology Building and Áras Uí Chathail)

19:00-23:00 Ember Firehouse, Handsome Burger and O’Reilly’s Salthill.

Street Outdoor Spectacle in The Student Plaza:

  • Spirits of Samhain  – an Arts Soc Street Spectacle. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Celtic festival Samhain, Arts Soc in collaboration with Artist Anet Moore has created a daring visual for Hallows. Follow an eclectic array of characters from the animal and spirit realm in an illuminated walkabout spectacle. 19:30-20:24
  • Dr Hallows Ugly Labaratory – A Dramsoc production: Combining theatre, lights and sound to create a spooky interractive performance, repeated 3 times at 21:00, 22:00 and 23:00 (approx 10 minutes long)
  • Día des Los Muertos – with Mexican Societies celebrating the Mexican traditional Day of The Dead with dance, music and costume. short performances at 19:20, 20:20, 21:20 and 22:20

The Cube (downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)

Zoo Soc Face your Fears, have you ever handled a spider or a snake now is your chance! Can you face your fear?

Witches Call: Salem Witch Trials, are you a witch? will you be brought to trial? Join Witches Call in the Cube for 2 short performances at 21:30 and 22:30.

The Hub (downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)

Baking Soc Bake Sale, get your self some homemade goodies 19:00-21:00
Writers Society: two-sentence horror story competition. Stop by the booth, write a short story in two sentences, top 3 win a prize. 19:00-21:00
Style Soc: would you like some spooky make up plus enter our best fancy dress competition 19:00-21:00
Mexican Society: Come and see their Día des Los Muertos altar.
Plus Games & Hydration Station till 23:00

Hallows Photo Competition 

€30 Galway Camera Voucher to be won. Share your best shot and tag @universityofgalwayphotosoc

Facilities

3 Bars, (Sult, Bailey Allen Hall and Food Village),
4 toilet locations (Sult, Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer, Food Village & behind the Bailey Allen).
Cloak Room in aid of The Galway Simon Community in the Bank of Ireland Theatre.
First Aid and Quiet Space Large Acoustic Room.

 

Mental Health Week

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University of Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week

Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe

All events are FREE!

Monday 9th October | Dé Luain  an 9 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 11am-3pm Feel Good Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn. Call down to meet some of the Irish Guide Dogs, get freebies from HSE Sexual Wellbeing and meet Jigsaw. There’ll also be information and chats with Active* Consent, Student Counselling, the Chaplaincy and of course your Students’ Union will be there with more freebies!
  • 7pm Speed Friending in the Corrib Room at Sult. Make new friends and have the craic! Free tickets HERE.

Tuesday 10th October | Dé Máirt  an 10 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 5pm-7pm CEAPAIM Planning for Semester 1 Success Student Workshop. Sign Up HERE.
  • 6.30pm-7.30pm Jigsaw 5 A Day for Mental Health Online Workshop. Free online workshop to help you learn strategies to build + take care of your mental health. Book HERE.

Wednesday 11th October | Dé Céadaoin an 11 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 10am-4pm INMO Stand in Áras Moyola. Meet representatives from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and find out how to join their Union.
  • 5pm-6pm Financial Resilience Online Workshop. Financial resilience is the ability to cope with negative events that impact on our finances. It’s about feeling secure and in control, knowing that you can pay the bills, deal with the unexpected, and have achievable goals for the future. Book HERE.

Thursday 12th October |Déardaoin an 12 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 11am-3pm Share The Load Exhibit in foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn. CONTENT WARNING SUICIDE. The installation comprises a display of 137 backpacks laid out, each representing a life lost to suicide in the college-going age group. It aims to highlight the issue of mental health and suicide amongst students and to highlight the supports that are available. In collaboration with 3ts – turn the tide.

Friday 13th October | Dé hAoine an 13 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 9.30am-1pm safeTALK Training. safeTALK is a 3½ hour ‘suicide alertness’ programme that prepares participants (over the age of 18 yrs.) to identify and engage with persons who may be having thoughts of suicide. Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and also gain information on the supports and resources available locally, regionally and nationally. More info + booking details HERE.

Details of available Mental Health Supports are here

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Students’ Union Launch Mental Health Week 

University of Galway Students’ Union will be holding their Mental Health Week campaign Monday 9th-Friday 13th of October. The week of events will be looking at different aspects of student mental health and encouraging students to look for help if and when they need it.

The Share the Load exhibition will take place in Áras na Mac Léinn on Thursday to highlight the issue of mental health and suicide amongst students and to highlight the supports that are available. The installation comprises a display of 137 backpacks laid out, each representing a life lost to suicide in the college-going age group. On Monday the Feel Good Fair will have information stands from various groups promoting mental health wellbeing. Free training courses during the week will include safeTALK suicide awareness training and financial resilience training.

Students’ Union President Dean Kenny said: “Mental health is something that affects every single one of us in one way or another. We want to ensure our students know that there is no shame in reaching out, and there are services there to help you when you may be struggling. With our events like the Feel Good Fair and the Share the Load installation we hope to help break the stigma associated with mental health issues, and to encourage people to ask for help.”

Students’ Union Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer Izzy Tiernan added: “Through our training events during the week we hope to empower our students to look after their mental health and also be in a position to reach out to help others. We will be highlighting the services available on and off campus to help students who are going through a tough time.”

October SU Events

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October 2023 SU Events

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

Monday 2nd October

CÉIM sessions start Geography, Law, Psychology, Science and Spanish

6pm Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn (Class Rep Council) Meeting 1

7pm Sin Newspaper Meeting in computer room upstairs in Arts Millennium Building

Tuesday 3rd October

10.30am-2.30pm Mooju Free Samples in SU Office while stocks last!

5pm Deadline to register for Gaeilge Courses

5pm First Year Class Rep Nominations Close on YourSpace

6pm-8pm Vegan Pot Luck in the Hub with the Climate Crew and Vegan Soc

6.30pm Diversity Week Table Quiz in Corrib Room at Sult. Raising fund for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cancer Care West. Tickets €3 HERE.

8pm Self Defence Course SOLD OUT

Wednesday 4th October

9am-6pm National Student Protest in Dublin with USI. Bus tickets €2 HERE.

Thursday 5th October

11am Postgrad Workers Protest outside the Library

5pm Nominations Close Clubs Captain By Election

5pm-7pm Climate Crew meeting in The Stage with poster making for Climate Strike

6pm Pot Luck in The Hub for Diversity Week. Bring a plate and/or sample dishes from other cultures.

Friday 6th October

SU Heartsaver AED Courses

2pm Fridays for Future Climate Strike in Eyre Square

Monday 9th October

Mental Health Week Starts

Sin Issue 1 Out

11am-3pm SU Feel Good Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn for Mental Health Week

5pm Applications close for Student Safety Watch

7pm Speed Friending at Sult. Free tickets HERE.

Tuesday 10th October

Gaeilge/Irish Language Courses Start

6.30pm-7.30pm Jigsaw 5 A Day for Mental Health Online Workshop

Wednesday 11th October

10am-4pm Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Info Stand in Áras Moyola foyer

5pm-6pm Financial Resilience Online Workshop

6pm Postgrad Quiz Night in the Corrib Room at Sult

Thursday 12th October

10am-8pm Clubs Captain Election Voting on YourSpace (only Club Captains may vote in this election)

11am-3pm Share The Load Exhibit in Áras na Mac Léinn for Mental Health Week

Friday 13th October

9.30am-1.30pm safeTALK Training

5pm First Year Class Rep Election Voting Closes on YourSpace 

Monday 16th October

5pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting in the Small Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

8pm-9pm Pints with the SU President at Sult

Tuesday 17th October

6pm College of Medicine, Nursing + Health Sciences Class Rep Meeting AC202

7pm College of Business, Public Policy + Law Class Rep Meeting AC202

Wednesday 18th October

6pm College of Science and Engineering Class Rep Meeting AC201

7pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies Class Rep Meeting AC201

10.30am-1.30pm USA Summer Camp Pop Up in SU Office and Talk (2pm-3pm The View/John Broderick Room)

Thursday 19th October

6pm Postgraduate Class Rep meeting AC201

Friday 20th October

10:30am-12:30pm Postgrad Coffee Morning with the SU Postgrad Officers in the Corrib Room at Sult

12pm-2pm Palestine Solidarity Discussion in The Hub

Monday 23rd October

11am-3pm Galway Simon Pop Up Clothes Shop in The Cube

5pm Nursing Uniform Donation Drive Ends

6pm Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn (Class Rep Council) Meeting 2. Sign up HERE.

8pm-9pm Pints with the SU President at Sult

Wednesday 25th October 

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

7pm-8pm Beginners Tin Whistle Course starts. More info + sign up HERE.

Thursday 26th October

6pm-7.30pm Panel Discussion on the situation in Palestine in AC002 Emily Anderson Theatre Arts/Science Concourse

8pm Harry-Ween at Sult in aid of the SU Charities. Buy your €5 tickets HERE.

Friday 27th October

10am-5pm Hygiene Hub Donation Drive

Monday 30th October

Bank Holiday (no lectures)

Tuesday 31st October

Deadline to pay Semester 1 Fees

7pm-12am Hallows!!! Tickets SOLD OUT!!!! Line up info HERE.

Accommodation Crisis Protest

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Students’ Union to Sleep Out to Highlight Accommodation Crisis

University of Galway Students’ Union will be holding an accommodation protest and sleep out at Eyre Square on Wednesday 27th of September. The protest will meet the Quadrangle at University of Galway campus at 4.30pm and later make its way to Eyre Square where there will be speeches before the students set up camp for the night.

The Union is calling on the Government and the University to come up with urgent solutions for the huge numbers of Galway students who are currently homeless. The sleep out protest aims to draw attention to the plight of the many students who can’t find housing.

Students’ Union President Dean Kenny said: “Our students are among the worst affected by the current housing crisis, we have students commuting for up to 7 hours a day, paying extortionate rent, sleeping on friends couches or living in hostels. This is completely unacceptable, and it is down to lack of Government action. Students cannot possibly study, live and work under these conditions. We are calling for more affordable student accommodation, digs legislation, and for our public representatives to finally start taking this issue seriously”.

Students’ Union Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer Izzy Tiernan added: “We are getting hundreds of emails and phone calls every day from students and their families who are desperately seeking housing. It’s heart breaking to hear the circumstances that students are finding themselves in. There’s also been an increase in accommodation fraud which is adding to this nightmare situation.”

 

Student Safety Watch Applications

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Student Safety Watch Applications

Applications are now OPEN for the Student Safety Watch for the 2023/24 academic term.

Please send your CV together with cover letter outlining your suitability to be part of the Student Safety Watch to studentsunionrecruitment@universityofgalway.iebefore 5pm on Monday 9 October 2023.

Full job description is available HERE:

Late applications will not be accepted.

 

Please note: You must be available for training on Thursday 26 October.

September SU Events

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September 2023 SU Events

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

Monday 4th September

Teaching starts (non first years)

9am-5pm SU Cloakroom Open Mon-Fri

10am-5pm SU Office Open Mon-Fri

Class Rep nominations open for returning students

Wednesday 6th September

12pm-5pm SU Stand at Socs Day outside Áras na Mac Léinn

9pm-11pm Money4Cans live band at Sult

Sunday 10th September

World Suicide Prevention Day

Monday 11th September

10am Nursing + Midwifery Uniform Drive Starts

Tuesday 12th September 

Online Orientation Talks

7pm-9pm SU Outdoor Cinema outside Engineering Building

Wednesday 13th September

Online Orientation Talks

5pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting The Stage

Thursday 14th September

Online Orientation Talks

Friday 15th September

On Campus Orientation Talks

All Day Freshers’ Fest 

11.30am Meet at the Big Yellow Thing to walk to Eyre Square for Climate Strike at 12pm

5pm Class Rep nominations close for returning students

9pm Arriba Traffic Light Party at Sult

Saturday 16th September

12pm-4pm SU Office Open

12pm-4pm Galway Simon Pop Up Shop in the Cube

8pm-10pm Siúcra live band at Sult. Free entry. Rugby World Cup match in the Corrib Room at Sult.

All Day + Night Fáilte Fest 

Monday 18th September

Teaching starts (First years)

Class Rep Elections for Returning Students on YourSpace

Class Rep Nominations open for First Years on YourSpace

6.30pm Pilates Course Starts Online

Tuesday 19th September

12pm-5pm SU Stand at Socs Day and Volunteering Fair outside Áras na Mac Léinn

1pm-3pm FREE Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing in The Space with Sexual Health West

7pm SDG Table Quiz the Corrib Room at Sult.

Wednesday 20th September

12pm-4pm SU Stand at Clubs Day in Kingfisher

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

Thursday 21st September

11am-3pm SU Freshers Fair Áras na Mac Léinn/BA Hall

10am-4pm Free Collection Day for Batteries, Electrical and Electronic Waste at Orbsen Building

8pm Bumble Presents Mero & Daire Freshers 2.0 at Sult

Friday 22nd September

11am-3.30pm Environmental Summit in The Cube

Monday 25th September

10am Lab Coat + Goggle Giveaway at SU Office. Limited supply. First come first served.

CÉIM Sessions start

Tuesday 26th September

12pm Sign Language Courses Start

8pm Self Defence Course 1

Wednesday 27th September

1pm-3pm Get On Track Week stands in the Library Foyer

4.30pm SU Accommodation Protest Meet at the Quad and march to Eyre Square to camp out

6pm Postgrad Speed Friending in the Corrib Room at Sult SOLD OUT

Friday 29th September

10am-5pm Hygiene Hub Donation Drive

5pm Returning Student Class Rep Nominations Close on YourSpace

Freshers’ Fair

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Freshers’ Fair 

The SU Freshers’ Fair is back 11am-3pm Thursday 21st of September 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 2,000 FREE Students’ Union Rudaí Áille bags including: a free drink, snacks, a bottle opener, SU Freshers’ Magazine, a pen, sweets and some extra special 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