SU Weekly Email 18 – 11th February 2021

SU Weekly Email 18 – 11th February 2021

Weekly Email

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


SHAG Week Events / Imeachtaí Sheachtain SHAG

Mon 15th Feb / Dé Luain an 15 Feabhra

  • 17:00 Sexual Health Workshop – discussing STI’s, where to get the best Sex Toys and Safe Cybersex – hosted by Sexual Health West. ZOOM LINK

Tues 16th Feb / Dé Máirt an 16 Feabhra

  • 18:00 Gnéas le Grace Workshop – Loving Your Sexual Body GET FREE TICKETS HERE
  • Guess How Many Condoms are in the Jar
  • Decolonising contraception (See our Instagram)

Weds 17th Feb / Dé Céadaoin an 17 Feabhra

Thurs 18th Feb / Déardaoin an 18 Feabhra

  • 17:30 “Making Safer Sex Sexy” Workshop with Caroline West ZOOM LINK
  • Sexual Health Podcasts (recommendations)

Fri 19th Feb / Dé hAoine an 19 Feabhra

  • 15:00-18:30 Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre FULLY BOOKED
  • 17:00 Bottoming 101 – This workshop will talk (potential) bottoms through anal sex from prep, to action and after care. ZOOM LINK
  • 19:30 Sex Toy Bingo  SOLD OUT

ALL WEEK / An tseachtain ar fad

More info from / Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó


6 Nations Competition

Predict the scoring difference for each of this weekend’s 6 Nations rugby matches for a chance to win €30 Just Eat voucher! Well done to James Reynolds our week 1 winner. Points will be awarded for the for both the correct score difference and predicting the winning team. Enter here.


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


Exam Results

Provisional results of semester 1 exams may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional results in the first instance. The Exams Office will only be releasing official results in July following Exam Boards.


Sin Newspaper

Read the latest issue of Sin Newspaper HERE with all your NUI Galway news.


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


5 A Day for Mental Health Workshops

We have teamed up with Jigsaw to bring you this free 1 hour workshop which aims to provide young adults, aged 17 – 25 in third level educational settings, with the strategies necessary to build and take care of their own mental health. The workshops take place 5.30pm-6.30pm Thurs 4th March or 5.30pm-6.30pm Mon 29th March via Zoom. More info and sign up here.


#NUIGSU21 Elections

If you’re thinking of running for NUIGSU21 Elections we will be having an election info evening 6.30pm Thursday 25th of February to answer all your questions! Get tickets here.

  • Full Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 7th April 2021
  • SU Council Chair Nominations Open: 10am Thurs 8th April 2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 14th April  2021


CÉIM peer learning sessions start again
CÉIM sessions resume the week of 15 February for 1st year students studying Engineering, Geography, Law, BA Law, Political Science & Sociology and Psychology. If you’ve never attended CÉIM, now is a great time to give it a go! Find out more Take Part – CÉIM (


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


Removal of 2017/18 + 2018/19 Blackboard Content

All course and module content from the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years will be removed from Blackboard on Tues 16th Feb. If you’ve course content from then stored in Blackboard that you want to keep please download it before then! More info.


Win Prizes for Walking!

Marchathon is the annual Smarter Travel Workplaces & Campus Walking Challenge that runs in March each year. It’s a team Challenge, with teams of 3-6 people signing up and aiming to take as many steps as possible during the challenge. Connect with your colleagues and classmates whether you are in the office or working/studying from home. Follow and  and our social media for more information.


Stitch & Bitch

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


USA Summer Camp Info Session Monday

Want to spend your J1 in America this summer? USA Summer Camp will be holding a Zoom information session at 1pm this Monday 15th of February. ZOOM LINK PASSCODE: USASC2021 


Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.


Culture Through Comedy Night starts Thurs 18th Feb

Meet other students from Ireland and all over the world. Share cultures, learn what Irish people really mean when they say ‘grand’. This free event takes place every Thursday at 8pm starting 18th Feb and is hosted by Steve Bennett from the Hump Day Hoolies. Get your free 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


Do you wish to strengthen your well-being and resilience? 

WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is an evidence-based program which develops personalised tools to manage distress & promote a positive approach to maintaining wellness. Participants partake in four 2.5 hour sessions over four weeks, guided by a trained facilitator. Limited Spaces available for the upcoming WRAP® program year, beginning 7.30pm to 9pm Wednesday February 17th. For further details, future workshop dates and to apply, e-mail WRAP® Project Coordinator Fiona Fitzgerald at


The Transgender Experience of Accessing Healthcare

Survey participants required for survey looking at the transgender experience of accessing healthcare. More info here.


Please help to end the War on Drugs

Join SSDP (Students for Sensible Drug Policy) and make your voice heard! Sign up 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!


The Influence of Message Fatigue, Attention and Emotional Reactivity on Covid-19 Risk Perception.

This study aims to examine if message fatigue, attention and emotional reactivity are present among college students in Ireland, and if these phenomena predict Covid-19 risk perceptions. All students are eligible to participate. Study Link.


Interested in joining the SAVA society?

Students for Antibiotic and Vaccination Awareness (SAVA) is a society aimed to educate NUIG university students about antibiotics and vaccines. We will be posting short explanations about antibiotics and vaccines on social media. All these posts are approved by NUIG school of medicine so we can make sure you are getting the best up to date information! We are currently recruiting a PRO and 2x OCM (Ordinary Committee Members) and will be holding a virtual meeting at 4pm on Fri 12th Feb to elect those positions. If you are interest in running please fill out this form. More info on Instagram at @sava_nuig


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Launch

We were delighted to be part of the launch of the NUI Galway Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2020 – 2025. Learn more 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


Free Rapid HV testing 

Sexual Health West offers free rapid HIV testing. Free rapid testing is completely confidential and only takes a couple of minutes to get results. During the current climate, we are in the process of planning for testing dates and locations for the coming months. Follow Sexual Health West on social media for updates.


Junior Chamber Ireland (JCI) New Members Open Night

Are you a young professional looking to develop leadership skills to help you further your career? Are you eager to make a lasting impact in your local community? Do you want the opportunity to travel to exciting new places and meet people from all over the world? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then JCI is for you! With around 5,000 local organizations in more than 100 nations, JCI, as a non-profit organization, forms a vibrant global community of nearly 200,000 young people. JCI Local Organisations across Ireland are looking for new members and have a new members open night at 7pm on Thurs 18th Feb More info here.


Achieving a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle for People Living With Arthritis

Consultant Dietitian Maeve Gacquin will give a talk at 7pm Wed 17th Feb on achieving a healthy diet and lifestyle with practical advice and tips and a Q&A. More info and ticket link here.


Junior Chamber Ireland Competition

JCI Ireland is organising a National Lapel Pin Design Challenge. The challenge is to design a lapel pin for JCI Ireland which should capture the values while symbolizing the mission and vision of JCI movement. Submission Deadline: 11:59pm Sun 7th March 2021. More info.


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.



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Joanna Brophy