SU Weekly Email 19 – 18th February 2021

SU Weekly Email 19 – 18th 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

TODAY! Thurs 18th Feb

  • 17:30 “Making Safer Sex Sexy” Workshop with Caroline West ZOOM LINK
  • 19:00 DanSoc Hip Hop Class Link here!
  • Sexual Health Podcasts (recommendations)

Fri 19th Feb

  • 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

Sat 20th Feb

ALL WEEK / An tseachtain ar fad

More info from / Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó


#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


Join Our Hair Raiser!

Tired of your lockdown hair? Want a change? For our March Charity Challenge we are holding a Hair Raiser! We want you to shave or dye your hair to raise funds for the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info and sign up HERE


Students’ Union Council Meeting Monday

The 4th Students’ Union Council of the year will take place at 6pm this Mon 22nd of Feb on zoom. All Class Reps should attend. Meeting Link HERE (Meeting ID: 981 3691 2175 Passcode: 722737)


Free Total Body Workouts!

We’ve our 3 final free live total body workouts happening at 5.30pm Mon 22nd Feb (Pilates Burn), Weds 24th Feb (Total Body) and Mon 1st of March (Pilates Burn). If you want to join us email for links.


Have you Signed up for Marchathon Yet?

Marchathon is the annual 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 and win prizes along the way. Register by this Friday to be entered in a prize draw! More info + registration at:


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.


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


National Student Survey Opens Monday

The National Student Survey runs for NUIG students Mon 22nd Feb to 14 March 2021. It’s open to 1st year and final year undergrads and all postgrad students. There’s great prizes to be won but more importantly this is where you can have your voice heard. What do you think NUIG is doing well? Where could NUIG improve? How have you found student life at NUIG? More info and survey link HERE


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! Congratulations to our week 2 winner Sean Nolan. Points will be awarded for the for both the correct score difference and predicting the winning team. Enter Here by 2pm 27/02/21.


Eye on the Edge Galway 2021 – Call for Proposals

We are inviting you to send your proposals for Eye on the Edge 2021 an online festival curated and created by young people taking place from the 23rd- 25th of April. Our core theme and message is DIVERSE VOICES we want to celebrate diversity and bring together diverse opinions, groups and solutions to some of the most important issues we face today’s climate change, racism. Isolation and mental health amongst others. We want you to get involved! Are you between the ages of 14-30? Do you have a fresh idea for a panel discussion, workshop or musical performance? Or are you working on an exciting project that you would like the share with us? Apply before 10th March HERE


Become a 2021/22 CÉIM peer learning leader
Receive intensive leadership training, be part of a strong campus community and build closer links with fellow students and staff. CÉIM will be piloted in Science this year! Click HERE Become a Student Leader – CÉIM ( to find out more and apply.


NUIG International Alumni Session

Join us at 7pm on Thurs 25th of Feb (GMIT) for an International Alumni Session. NUIG alumni will be participating in a panel discussion where they will outline their journey of finding employment upon graduating. Alumni will be sharing insights on how to improve employability while studying, tips for securing jobs and much more! LINK


Are you passionate about environmental issues?

Join our sustainability and environmental working group! We meet fortnightly via zoom to discuss sustainability issues and campaigns. Email to join


Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards Ireland is the annual opportunity for the student movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to improving the experience of their fellow students, and to wider society. Nominations for this year’s awards are open and close at 5pm on Mon 15th March. More info and nominations HERE


SUMS back open on Monday

If you need help with Maths or Stats give SUMS a shout. More info.


Jobs Fair next Tuesday

The NUIG Virtual Jobs Fair is on 11am-4pm Tues 23rd February. Registration Link HERE


ALIVE Welcome Info Session 7pm Today

Join ALIVE at 7pm today Thurs 18th Feb for an ALIVE Information Session to find out what you can get involved in this semester! Learn about: President’s Award; Global Citizens Award; Gaisce; Volunteering options for this semester; Funded international volunteering​ opportunities and more! Sign up for zoom link HERE


Culture Through Comedy starts Tonight!

Weekly Culture Through Comedy Night starts at 8pm tonight Thurs 18 Feb with Steve from the Hump Day Hoolie. Meet other students from Ireland + all over the world. Share cultures, learn what Irish people really mean when they say ‘grand’! Get your free tickets 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


Sin Newspaper

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


Academic Writing Centre

The NUIG Academic Writing Centres provides virtual one-on-one tutorials and email consultations on essay writing. These are free and available to everyone, regardless of level of experience or grade average.


NUIG Earth & Sustainability Week

It’s NUI Galway Earth & Sustainability Week 22nd-26th Feb. There are lots of events planned from workshops, a cooking class, guests speakers, the climathon launch, and lots more. Keep an eye on environmentsocietynuig on Instagram and @alivenuigalway and you can also find out more info HERE.


All – Ireland Student Climathon

Takes place over Five Mondays in March – organised by the French Embassy in Ireland. Great fun, prizes and impact! Join up today! Welcome Info event 6pm Mon 22nd Feb. Sign up for the Zoom link HERE


The Food Systems Summit – Have Your Say!

Good Food For All 7pm-9pm Tues 23rd Feb with amazing speakers! Learn what the Food Systems Summit is and how you can influence and contribute to the impact! Zoom link sign-up HERE



Concerned about the environment? Join our relaxed and supportive virtual café at 10am on Weds 24th Feb where we’ll explore our feelings and fears about the climate and ecological crises. The session will focus on sharing our experiences and emotions (as much as you feel comfortable with), and will look at ways forward on how we can take positive action to care for ourselves and the planet. It will be a friendly space, with no experts or speakers, just time to chat. Don’t forget to bring your tea or coffee! Everyone welcome. No need to register just join us here on the day.  


The first ever NUI Galway Student Sustainability Summit!

Join us at 6pm on Thursday 4th March for a showcase of the SU sustainability Working group; the campus Sustainability Strategy; the societies; EXPLORE and much more! Connect with like-minded people! Zoom link sign-up HERE


Postgraduate students, complete a survey on health behaviour and smartphones and win a €100 One4All card. 

The School of Psychology is seeking postgraduate students to complete a 15-minute survey on eating and exercise behaviours, technology experiences, and perceptions of Type 2 Diabetes. All participants will go into the draw to win one of two €100 One4All gift cards.To complete the survey, please visit THIS LINK  


A Mixed-Methods Study to Investigate Irish University Students’ Experiences of Participation in Learning after Concussion.

This survey will gather information on the kinds of difficulties students experience when returning to university after sustaining a concussion. Survey Link.


Thinking about doing a postgraduate course?

The NUIG VIRTUAL Postgrad Open Day will take place from 11am Tues 2nd March. The event will comprise of a series of live presentations taking place during the day featuring all Colleges and postgrad courses, and also such topics as employability, funding opportunities, applications, research, and personal statements. You can pre-register to attend online now HERE. 


Participants Needed: Study on undergraduate students’ experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic

A final year psychology research team are seeking participants for a study which aims to understand and explore social isolation during the pandemic, barriers to physical distancing, and stress and coping mechanisms for third level undergraduate students. If you choose to take part in this study, you will be invited to a confidential, non-judgemental online interview. If you are interested in taking part, please follow the link here, which will redirect you to an MS Form.


Dúshlán Céimeanna Marchathon

1-28 Márta 2021. Idir 3 agus 6 ar gach foireann. Duaiseanna iontacha le buachan! Cláraigh Anois


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


NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online 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


Mental Health Supports

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