SU Weekly Email 11 – 11th November 2021

SU Weekly Email 11 – 11th November 2021

Weekly Email

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


Clean Up Tomorrow

Free tomorrow afternoon? Join us at 2.30pm tomorrow Friday 12th November to make Galway a cleaner, greener place! Sign up here.


Cost of Education Protest Weds 24th Nov

Join us at 2pm on Wednesday 24th of November for the Galway protest about the cost of education. If you are fed up with high fees, the rising cost of living, the soaring price of accommodation and the underinvestment in higher education then join us to demand action to end this crisis.

  • FEES: The Republic of Ireland has the highest student fees in the EU. Higher Education Students in Northern Ireland pay even more, on average
  • HOUSING: Rents over €1,000 per room/month. Designated student accommodation being ‘redesignated’ for the wealthy. Increasing competition with young professionals for scarce beds.
  • INVESTMENT: If the government cared about higher education, they’d invest in research, teaching and the student experience. The experience of students in Ireland in recent years is of neglect and indifference.

Angry yet? Make your voice heard on Wednesday 24th of November. More info here.


International Students Day | Lá Idirnáisiúnta na Mac Léinn

10:00-12:00 Wednesday 17th November International Students Day Coffee Morning at Sult. International Students’ Day is an international observance of the student community on the 17th of November. The day originally commemorated the storming of Czech universities by Nazis in 1939. It is now a non-political celebration of the multiculturalism of our international students.


Sex Toy Bingo Tickets  

Sex Toy Bingo is back for SHAG Week at Sult on Thursday 25th November. Get your tickets online HERE. Hosted by Steve Bennett with loads of prizes and all attendees will get a discount code to use at Sex Siopa. Tickets via Eventbrite €5 + all proceeds go to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Belong To Youth Services.



The Semester 1 Exam timetables are due to be released online at 12pm today HERE. If you have exams in Salthill we will be arranging direct buses to the exam venue. Keep an eye out for tomorrow’s e-zine from the Exams Office – it will include information about the Student Services exam and assignment support programme, starting next week.


Walk & Talk Tickets

Our last SU Walk & Talk this semester is on at 1pm on Monday 29th November. Meet your SU Officers, make some new friends and get some fresh air too! Sign up here.


The Student Health Unit is Open

A reminder that the NUI Galway Student Health Unit is open and you can book your appointment online here. If you haven’t been to the Student Health Unit before you need to complete the patient registration form here. Please note they are NOT carrying out Covid Tests and you need to book your Covid Test online HERE.


NUIG Virtual Postgrad Day this Tuesday

The NUIG Virtual Postgraduate Open Day will take place this Tuesday, 16th November. The event will comprise of a series of presentations taking place during the day featuring all Colleges and postgrad courses, and also webinars on such topics as research, application tips, and personal statements. This is your opportunity to virtually meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to talk online with staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, and other student support services. You can pre-register to attend now HERE. 


Need Help with Essays?

The Academic Writing Centre offers free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing for students. They can help you if you are having trouble starting your essay or choosing an essay topic. One-on-one appointments on Teams can be requested HERE. For quick writing related questions and an opportunity to have your past assignment reviewed, check AWC in the Community Zone on Blackboard. For queries, contact the AWC manager at


Need Help with Maths/Stats?

SUMS is a FREE service at NUI Galway providing informal mathematics support to 1st and 2nd year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses. Here you can receive extra mathematics or statistics tuition during their online service hours. More info and booking HERE.


Free At Home STI Tests

Discreet, confidential, FREE at home STI tests are now available to order from the HSE. If you are over 17 and have an address in Cavan, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon or Wicklow you can order your free test online HERE. PLEASE NOTE: these home tests are only for people without any symptoms. If you have possible symptoms of an STI, you need to be examined and should attend your Student Health clinic/GP/local STI clinic. Home test kits are not medically advised if symptomatic.


Need to talk to someone?

You can book an appointment with the NUIG Counselling Service by emailing More information on their website here.


MakerSpace Upcoming Event

1pm-2pm Weds 24th November Design a 3D Printable Cookie Cutter. Register here.


NUIG Success Quiz

Fill out the NUI Galway Success Quiz before Friday 10th December and you could win some great prizes. Take the quiz here


Career Development Centre Events


Sin Issue 4

Issue 4 of Sin Newspaper is out now with all the NUI Galway news you need to know. Read it HERE.


SU Weekly Clinics

Your SU Officers are hosting the following weekly clinics where you can drop in and have a chat about any issues you may be having:

  • Disability Rights Clinic with Niamh 4pm-6pm every Monday on Zoom HERE.
  • Mature Students Clinic with Anita 10am-11am every Wednesday in the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.
  • Ethnic Minorities Clinic with Anne Marie 10am-11am every Friday on Zoom HERE.


Class Reps Meetings TODAY!  

Thurs 11th Nov 6pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies –
Thurs 11th Nov 6pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge –

We still can’t access our Class Rep system due to the cyber attack so if you think you might be a Class Rep please come along to your meeting! More info from


Sign Up For Project UniCoV

We’re on an upward trajectory of Covid19 cases and there’s a lot of infection in our communities. High transmission rates can lead to dangerous knock-on effects. Sign up now for Project UniCoV and get a free self-testing pack. Play your part to help isolate cases and stop the spread now. Sign up HERE.


Disclosure Training 3 Spaces Left

This course 10am-4pm on Weds 24th Nov provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. The training is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre counsellors with extensive client experience and training skills.


2030 SDGs Game Climate Justice Idea Lab

Let’s come together on Nov 13th (Sat) and join the super interactive Climate Justice Idea Lab hosts by JCI Ireland and get the inspiration to re-imagine and rebuild the flawed systems holding in place climate inaction, so that we can achieve a just, climate-resilient world together by playing the 2030 SDGs Game online with our facilitator Carol Yeung. More info + Booking HERE.


The Laptop Loan Scheme is open

Deadline to apply is Friday 26th November. Application form HERE.


Financial Aid Fund Now Open

Applications are now open for:

  • Hardship / Emergency Fund (EU, including Ireland, and UK): Applies to all students who experience significant changes in their personal circumstances within the 12 months prior to application.
  • Means-Tested Fund: For students on a household income of less than €43,380. Once the budget is exhausted, this fund will be closed for the year. Early application is strongly advised. Please note payments will be made when the payments system is available.

Apply HERE.


SU Environmental and Sustainability Officer Election

This is a part time, voluntary, unpaid Officer position.

  • Nominations Open: 10:00 Weds 17th Nov
  • Nominations Close: 17:00 Weds 24th Nov
  • Election Day: Thurs 2nd Dec

For more info please contact


Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Tik Tok, Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.


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


Glanadh Suas Amárach

An bhfuil tú ar fáil amárach? Bígí linn ag 2.30in amárach dé hAoine 12 Samhain le Gaillimh a ghlanadh suas! Cláraigh anseo.


Agóid Chostas an Choláiste dé Céadaoin 24 Samhain

Bígí linn ag 2in dé Céadaoin 24 Samhain le haghaidh agóid na Gaillimhe faoi chostas an oideachais. Má tá tú tinn tuirseach de tháillí airde, costas maireachtála atá ag dul in airde, costas ar lóistín agus easpa infheistíochta san ardoideachas, bígí linn le hiarradh ar ghníomh chun deireadh a chur leis an ngéarchéim.

  • TÁILLÍ: Is ag Poblacht na hÉireann atá na táillí is airde mac léinn san Aontas Eorpach. Íocann mic léinn ardoideachais i dTuaisceart Éireann níos mó fós, ar an meán
  • TITHÍOCHT: Cíosanna os cionn €1,000 in aghaidh an tseomra/na míosa. Lóistín do mhic léinn atá ‘athainmnithe’ don saibhir. Iomaíocht á méadú idir gairmithe óga le haghaidh leapacha ganna.
  • INFHEISTÍOCHT: Dá mbeadh spéis ag an Rialtas san ardoideachas, dhéanfaidís infheistíocht i dtaighde, i dteagasc agus i dtaithí an mhic léinn. An t-eispéireas a bhí ag mic léinn in Éirinn le blianta beaga anuas ná faillí agus neamhshuim a dhéanamh.

Feargach fós? Cuir do ghuth in iúl Dé Céadaoin, an 24 Samhain. Tuilleadh eolais anseo.

International Students Day | Lá Idirnáisiúnta na Mac Léinn

10:00-12:00 Maidin Chaifé do Lá Idirnáisiúnta na Mac Léinn Dé Céadaoin 17 Samhain in Sult. Tugann Lá Idirnáisiúnta na Mac Léinn aird idirnáisiúnta ar phobal na mac léinn ar an 17 Samhain. Bunaíodh an ceiliúradh ar dtús mar chomóradh ar an lá a rinne na Naitsithe ruathar ar ollscoileanna Phoblacht na Seice i 1939. Is ceiliúradh neamhpholaitiúil é anois ar ilchultúrachas ár mac léinn idirnáisiúnta.

Ticéid do Bhiongó na mBréagán Gnéis

Tá Biongó na mBreágán Gnéis ar ais do Seachtain SHAG  ag Sult ar Déardaoin 25 Samhain. Faigh do thicéid ar líne ANSEO. Beidh Steve Bennett mar óstach le neart duaiseanna agus gheobhaidh gach freastalaí cód lascaine le húsáid ag Sex Siopa. Ticéid trí Eventbrite €5 + téann an t-airgead uilig go dtí Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus Belong To Youth Services.


Tá clár ama do Scrúduithe i Seimeastar 1 le scaoileadh ar líne ag 12in inniu ANSEO. Má tá scrúduithe agat i mBóthar na Trá beimid ag socrú busanna chuig ionad na scrúduithe. Coinnigh súil amach do ríomh-iris an lae amárach ó Oifig na Scrúduithe – beidh eolas ann faoin chlár tacaíocht um scrúduithe agus tascanna atá ag Seirbhísí na Mac Léinn, ag tosú an tseachtain seo chugainn.

Ticéid do Caint is Siúl

Beidh an ‘Caint is Siúl’ deireanach don seimeastar seo ar siúl ar 1in Dé Luain 29 Samhain. Buail hOifigigh an Chomhaltais , buail le cairde nua agus faigh aer úrl freisin! Cláraigh anseo.

Tá Aonad Sláinte na Mac Léinn ar Oscailt

Meabhrúchán go bhfuil Aonad Sláinte Mac Léinn OÉ Gaillimh ar oscailt agus gur féidir leat do choinne a chur in áirithe ar líne anseo. Mura raibh tú ag an Aonad Sláinte Mac Léinn roimhe is gá duit an fhoirm chlárúcháin othar a chomhlánú anseo. Tabhair faoi deara NACH bhfuil siad ag déanamh Tástálacha Covid agus is gá duit do Thástáil Covid a chur in áirithe ar líne ANSEO.

Lá Oscailte Iarchéime OÉ Gaillimh an Máirt beag seo

Beidh an Lá Oscailte Iarchéime OÉ Gaillimh ar siúl go Fíorúil dé Máirt 16 Samhain. Mar chuid den imeacht beidh roinnt cur i láthair ar siúl i rith an lae le gach Coláiste agus gach cúrsa iarchéime, chomh maith le seimineáir ghréasáin ar ábhair ar nó taighde, leideanna don iarratas, agus ráitis phearsanta. Seo do dheis bualadh le léachtóirí agus mic léinn iarchéime, féach ar na cúrsaí iarchéime atá ar fáil agus labhairt le baill foirne ó Oifig na n-Iontrálacha Iarchéime, Ionad um Fhorbairt Gairme, Léinn Iarchéime, Oifig na dTáillí agus seirbhísí tacaíochta eile do mhic léinn. Is féidir réamhchlárú ANSEO.

Cabhair uait le hAistí?

Cuireann an tIonad Scríbhneoireacht Acadúil ranganna teagaisc ar conas aiste a scríobh ar fáil saor in aisce do mhic léinn. Is féidir leo cabhrú leat má tá tú ag streachailt le haistí a thosú nó ábhar aiste a roghnú. Is féidir coinne duine le duine ar Teams a lorg ANSEO. Chun ceisteanna tapa a bhaineann le scríbhneoireacht a phlé agus deis chun athbhreithniú a dhéanamh ar do thasc deireanach, déan seic ar AWC i gCrios an Chomhphobail ar Blackboard. Le haghaidh breis eolais, déan teagmháil leis an mbainisteoir AWC ag

Cabhair uait le Mata/Stats?

Is seirbhís SAOR IN AISCE é SUMS in OÉ Gaillimh a thugann tacaíocht neamhfhoirmeálta matamaitice do mhic léinn sa 1ú bliain agus sa 2ú bliain ar fud na gcoláistí agus na gcúrsaí uile chomh maith le mic léinn atá ag gabháil do chúrsaí Rochtana/Bunleibhéal. Is féidir teagasc breise matamaitice nó staitisticí a fháil anseo le linn a n-uaireanta seirbhíse ar líne. Tuilleadh eolais agus áirithint ANSEO.


Tástálacha Baile IGT Saor in Aisce

Tá tástálacha sa bhaile discréideacha, rúnda, SAOR IN AISCE ar fáil anois le hordú ón FSS. Má tá tú os cionn 17 bliain d’aois agus tá seoladh agat sa Chabhán, i gCorcaigh, i mBaile Átha Cliath, i nGaillimh, i gCiarraí, i gCill Dara, i Laois, i Laoise, i Maigh Eo, sa Mhí, i Muineachán, in Uíbh Fhailí, i Ros Comáin nó i gCill Mhantáin, is féidir leat an tástáill saor in aisce a ordú ar líne ANSEO. TABHAIR FAOI DEARA: Is do dhaoine nach bhfuil aon chomharthaí tinnis acu, agus dóibh siúd amháin, atá na tástálacha baile seo. Má tá siomptóim fhéideartha IGT ort, is gá scrúdú a dhéanamh ort agus ba cheart duit freastal ar do chlinic Sláinte Mac Léinn/Dochtúir Teaghlaigh/clinic áitiúil IGT. Ní mholtar trealamh tástála baile a úsáid má siomptóim ort.

An bhfuil ort labhairt le duine éigin?  

Is féidir coinne a chur in áirithe le Seirbhís Chomhairleoireachta OÉG trí ríomhphost a chur chuig Tuilleadh eolais ar a suíomh anseo.

Imeacht MakerSpace ag Teacht

1in-2in dé Céadaoin 24 Samhain Dear Gearrthóir Briosca Inphriontáilte 3D.Cláraigh anseo.

Ceistneoir Rath ÓEG

Líon isteach Ceistneoir Rath OÉG roimh Aoine 10 Nollaig agus d’fhéadfá duaiseanna iontach a bhuachan. Líon an ceistneoir anseo


Imeachtaí an Ionaid um Fhorbairt Gairme

Sin Eagrán 4

Tá eagrán 4 de nuachtán Sin ar fáil anois leis an nuacht ar fad ó OÉ Gaillimh atá uait. Léigh ar líne ANSEO.


Clinicí Seachtainiúla an Chomhaltais

Tá do chuid oifigeach ag reáchtáil na gclinicí seachtainiúla seo a leanas inar féidir leat bualadh isteach agus labhairt faoi aon fhadhb a d’fhéadfadh a bheith agat:

  • Clinic um Chearta Míchumais le Niamh 4in-6in gach Luan ar Zoom ANSEO.
  • Clinic Mac Léinn Aibí le Anita 10rn-11rn gach Céadaoin in Oifig an Chomhaltais thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn.
  • Clinic Mionlaigh Eitneacha le Anne Marie 10rn-11rn gach Aoine ar Zoom ANSEO.


Cruinnithe Ionadaí Ranga INNIU! 


Déar 11 Samh 6i.n Coláiste na nDán, na nEolaíochtaí Sóisialta agus an Léinn Cheiltigh
Déar 11 Samh 6i.n Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge


Fós níl rochtain againn ar an gcóras Ionadaí Ranga mar gheall ar an gcibearionsaí mar sin má cheapann tú gur ionadaí ranga thú tar chuig do chruinniú! Breis eolais ó


Cláraigh do Project Unicov

Táimid ar ruaig aníos de chásanna Covid19 agus tá go leor ionfhabhtaithe inár bpobail. Is féidir go dtiocfaidh éifeachtaí iarmhartacha contúirteacha as rátaí arda tarchuir. Cláraigh anois le haghaidh Project Unicov agus pacáiste féin-tástáil saor in aisce a fháil. Glac do fhreagracht chun cabhrú le cásanna a ísliú agus stop a chur leis an scaipeadh anois. Cláraigh ANSEO.

Oiliúint Fáisnéisithe 3 Spás Fágtha

Sa chúrsa seo 10rn-4in ar an 24ú Samhain cuirtear na scileanna agus an t-eolas ar fáil do rannpháirtithe chun déileáil go cuí le nochtadh foréigin ghnéis, i suíomhanna inar dócha go dtarlóidh sé seo. Is iad comhairleoirí Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe a chuireann an oiliúint ar fáil ag a bhfuil taithí agus scileanna oiliúna fairsinge cliant.


Seisiún Smaointeoireachta ar Cheartas Aeráide 2030 SDGs Game

Tagaimis le chéile ar an 13 Samhain (Satharn) agus glacaimis páirt sna sár-óstaigh Seisiún Smaointeoireachta um Cheartas Aeráide idirghníomhach le JCI Éireann agus cuirimis an inspioráid ar fáil chun athshamhlú a dhéanamh ar na córais lochtacha a bhfuil easpa gnímh aeráide i bhfeidhm acu, ionas gur féidir linn domhan cothrom, aeráid-dhíonach a bhaint amach trí chluiche SDG 2030 a imirt ar líne lenár n-éascaitheoir Carol Yeung. Tuilleadh eolais + Áirithint ANSEO.


Tá an Scéim Ríomhairí Glúine ar Íosacht ar oscailt

An spriocdháta le cur isteach ná dé hAoine 26 Samhain. Foirm iarratais ANSEO.


Ciste Chúnamh Airgid ar Oscailt Anois

Is féidir iarratas a dhéanamh ar an:

  • Ciste Carthanachta/Éigeandála (AE a chuimsíonn Éire agus an RA): Feidhm aige i leith mic léinn uile a bhfuil athruithe suntasacha tagtha ar a gcúinsí pearsanta laistigh den 12 mí roimh iarratas a dhéanamh.
  • Ciste de réir Tástála Acmhainne: Do mhic léinn a bhfuil ioncam teaghlaigh níos lú ná €43,380 acu. Nuair a chaitear an t-airgead uilig, dúnfar an ciste seo don bhliain. Molta iarratas a dhéanamh go luath. Mar eolas, déanfar íocaíochtaí nuair atá an córas íocaíochta ar fáil.

Déan Iarratas ANSEO


Toghchán d’Oifigeach um Thimpeallacht agus Inbhuanaitheacht an Chomhaltais

Is ról deonach, neamhíoctha é an ról Oifigigh seo.

  • Osclófar na hAinmniúcháin: 10:00 Céadaoin 17 Samhain
  • Dúnfar na hAinmniúcháin: 17:00 Céadaoin 24 Samhain
  • Toghchán: Déardaoin 2 Nollaig

Le haghaidh breis eolais téigh i dteagmháil le


Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

Féadfaidh tú teagmháil a dhéanamh le hAontas na Mac Léinn trí ríomhphost a chur chuig le haon cheisteanna nó moltaí a d’fhéadfadh a bheith agat. Is féidir leat freisin ‘is maith liom’ a thabhairt dúinn nó muid a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok, Snapchat (@nuigsu) agus Twitter.


Artice by
Joanna Brophy