SU Weekly Email 17 – 4th February 2021

SU Weekly Email 17 – 4th February 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn


SU Charity Collection Day 

This Saturday 6th of February we can’t hold our usual collection day on the streets of Galway for the SU Charities due to Covid restrictions. Instead we are asking everyone to please share our online fundraising page and ask all your friends and family to donate what they can to the SU Charities. Please donate what you can and share this link:  

About the SU Charities:

  • Galway Autism Partnership supports families and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence
  • Helplink Mental Health is a charitable organisation providing accessible counselling, information and education mental health services locally (West of Ireland), nationally and internationally.


Apply to be a 2021/22 CÉIM peer learning leader
Becoming a CÉIM leader is an excellent opportunity to develop key skills, make new friends, support 1st year students, and boost your CV. Science leaders are being sought for the first time this year.

Click HERE Become a Student Leader – CÉIM ( to find out more and apply. 


Sex Toy Bingo Tickets on Sale

This is not the type of bingo your granny would go to! Our Sex Toy Bingo is back at 7.30pm on Fri 19th Feb for SHAG Week. There’s loads of sex toy prizes up for grabs and our host is comedian Steve Bennett so the craic will be had. The event is free but there’s a suggested donation amount of €5 which will all go to the SU Charity Fund supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. Please give what you can. Tickets via Eventbrite HERE


Join the Kilometre Challenge!  

Join us this February in our second Kilometre Challenge to raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

  1. Sign up here
  2. Pick your target number of Kilometres to complete over February
  3. Get walking/running/cycling to reach your target by the 28th of February!
  4. Get friends and family to donate to the SU Charities


Sustainable Monday

Our #SustainableMonday campaign every Monday this February will highlight small changes we can all make that will have a big impact on our planet. There’s also loads of chances to win SU Keep Cups and reusable water bottles – just tag us on social media with #SustainableMonday and let us know the changes you are making to live more sustainably. More info HERE and from


Anti-Racism Workshop / Ceardlann Frithchiníochais

This free workshop will be delivered online over two evenings 6pm-8pm Mon 15th and Thurs 18th of Feb. Day 1 looks at “How to Be An Ally: Self-Awareness, Anti-Racism and Effective Allyship” and Day 2 is the “Beginner’s Guide to Changing the World”. More info HERE. To register email


NUIG Re-Orientation Day

Re-orientation Day is taking place on Wednesday 10th of February and there’s loads on including Q&A sessions, chances to meet your service providers (including the SU!), Workshops, Societies & Clubs Fair, fun events, competitions and prizes. It’s for everybody so pop along! More info


Get Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Our Hump Day Hoolies are on every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Join us and comedian Steve Bennett for lots of craic, comedy and speed friending! Get your tickets HERE


Disability Rights Officer Clinic Tomorrow

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic 3pm-4.30pm every Friday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email


Stitch & Bitch

Join our knitting group for chats at 7pm every Tuesday in February. All crafters welcome! More info from 


Postgrad Údarás Election Result

Congratulations to Sebastiaan Bierema on being elected as the Postgraduate representative on Údarás na hOllscoile. Seb is the current Students’ Union Postgraduate Research Officer and he was elected on the first count in yesterday’s election.


Flirt FM Wall Planners for Semester 2

Flirt FM have now left copies of their new planner for collection in the foyer of the library and also at the Post Room on campus (next door to the Student Registry Helpdesk). If you are not near campus you can also download and print off a copy from the link here.


Blackboard Ally Survey

Blackboard Ally improves the accessibility of learning materials by allowing users to download documents in multiple formats. Since its launch, students and staff have downloaded over 50,000 files in alternative formats with just one click from the NUIG Blackboard site. The Inclusive Learning project team wants to hear about your experience with alternative formats via Blackboard Ally. Please complete their quick survey HERE


Mature Students’ Seminar Tomorrow

The Mature Students’ Seminar is an event which aims to empower, encourage, inspire, support and motivate mature students during their time in College. This event will take place 10am-4pm tomorrow Fri 5th Feb. You can register for the event here. 


Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by your SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). For more info email:

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link


Not Another Zoom Quiz!

NUIG HR students are holding “Not Another Zoom Quiz” on Thurs 11th of Feb and there’s over €1,000 worth of prizes to be won! Special guest will be social influencer Louise Cooney and all proceeds go to Galway Simon Community. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased here.


Survey about College Students and the Food Pyramid

The goal of this research by a student from St Angela’s College in Sligo is to find out more about the food and drink choices of undergrad college students and what are the factors influencing those choices. You can complete the short survey here



EMpower is an event which aims to empower, encourage, inspire and motivate students from ethnic minorities to put themselves forward for leadership positions in their Students’ Union, clubs and societies on campus or any other positions of influence. This event will take place on Fri 12th and Sat 13th Feb. Registration and more info HERE.


Free Condoms + Lube

Sexual Health West offers free protection packages including condoms, lubricant and sexual health information to anyone in need of protection! Simply reach out to Sexual Health West at or on Social Media with your name and address and a discreet free package will be delivered to your door within a couple of days. This is an ongoing service that can be availed of again and again!


Need international market research information for an assignment?

Check out an Introduction to Passport for market research at 2pm on Thurs 11th Feb Registration and info HERE.


Need to know more about how to use Library information resources in your assignments and research this semester?

Check out the Library and Research Know-how OER, available HERE.


ADHD Ireland Survey

Please complete ADHD Ireland 5 minute survey for young people aged 18-24 with ADHD HERE


Girl Gone International – Galway

Girl Gone International (GGI) is a fun, friendly local and global community offering friendship, connection, support, belonging, empowerment and happiness to women and non-binary people living overseas or far from home. GGI hosts meetups every month for the members of their community to get together and meet each other in person – come strangers, leave friends! You can join the Galway Girl Gone International group HERE.


ADHD Ireland are looking for a new team of ADDvisors!

This is open to anyone aged 18-24 who either had ADHG or has an interest in ADHD. Volunteer to learn new skills + support your peers. Training provided. More info from


Need Help with Writing?

The NUIG free Academic Writing Centre Reopens Tues 2nd Feb. More info.


Need Someone to Talk To?


NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here


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 Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.


Artice by
Joanna Brophy