SU Weekly Email – 20 2nd February 2023

SU Weekly Email – 20 2nd February 2023

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 


Canvassing Workshop + Election Info Session

Join us at 6pm this Tues 7th Feb in AC203 on the Concourse. Learn how to successfully canvas and lobby about the issues that matter to you! Find out all about how to run for SU and USI Elections. More info + free ticket link HERE.


Education Forum

Join us 18:00-19:00 Weds 8th Feb in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn for our Education Forum. This is your chance to meet with Joe the SU Education Officer to discuss any education issues you want. Register HERE. More info from


Groovy Tuesday Presents: Cody Currie

Galway’s biggest-ever dance music event is happening right here at University of Galway on Tues 14th of Feb. The amazing line-up includes: Cody Currie, Shee, Chaz Moloney, Maedbh O’Connor, IMO and DJ Socs finest! Don’t miss out get your tickets HERE.


Consent Week

Mon 13th Feb

  • 11:00-12:30 Galentine’s Day Prosecco + Pancake Brunch. Tickets €5 + Booking Fee HERE.
  • 13:00-14:00 Active* Consent Workshop in Meeting Room 1 + 2. Limited FREE spaces book HERE.

Tues 14th Feb

  • 11:00-13:00 Active* Consent Info Stand on Concourse
  • 12:00-15:00 FREE Rapid HIV Testing with Sexual Health West in Meeting Room 1 & 2. No appointment required.

Weds 15th Feb

  • 11:00-13:00 Active* Consent Info Stand on Concourse
  • 19:30 Sex Toy Bingo at Sult SOLD OUT!

Thurs 16th Feb

  • 10:00-14:00 Disclosure Training. In person Workshop with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The View. Book HERE.

Fri 17th Feb

  • 14:30-16:00 Self Care Sesh – yoga, meditation, intention setting and more in The View. Limited FREE spaces book HERE.


Recommend a Friend for the SU Elections

If you think you would like to run for election or have a friend or know a student who would be great as an SU Officer, then now is your chance to recommend them HERE and let them know how amazing you think they are! Nominations open on Weds 15th February for Full Time Paid SU Officer positions and on Weds 22nd Feb for Part Time Volunteer Officer roles. More info HERE.


The Shave Off

Shave your head or face this Valentine’s Day to raise funds for the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Galway Simon Community! We are calling on University of Galway students and staff to join SU Officers at 2pm on Tues 14th Feb at Sult for our Shave Off fundraising event. Get registered and set up your fundraising page HERE now. Just select “The Shave Off” and pick your fundraising goal. Then email your “before” photo to We will have a prize for our top fundraiser!


Life Skills Courses

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses. More info + registration links here:


Bank Holiday on Monday

Remember Mon 6th of Feb is a Bank Holiday. There’s no classes and the SU Office, Cloakroom, Síbín, Smokey’s Café, SU Shop and Sult will all be closed. The Library is also closed but the Reading Room will be open. Back to normal Tuesday!


Student Experience Survey Deadline tomorrow

How are you getting on? Are you thriving or are you just about surviving? The University want to hear how you are doing in their Student Experience Survey HERE. Survey deadline is tomorrow Fri 3rd Feb + you could win a One4All voucher.


Library Academic Skills Free Workshops Booking Links



Galway University Musical Society (GUMS) presents All Shook Up, featuring the music of the King… Elvis Presley! The show is taking place in The Black Box Theatre until the 4th of February, tickets can be bought online on the Town Hall Theatre Website. link here 


Student Success Coach workshop: Finding Balance 

Available to all students 1pm-1.45pm Tues 7th Feb in IT206. Register now


Try Rock Climbing

First years! Try rock climbing for free next Tuesday the 7th of February, from 7pm-9pm at the Kingfisher climbing wall. Join the signal chat HERE for more details!



Celebrate all things anime, manga and Japanese culture. Running from February 10th-12th in Áras na Mac Léinn. They’ve got loads in store for you all this year: from panels, traders, artists, video games, special events and much more. More info can be found HERE.


Student Race Equality Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the University Student Race Equality survey HERE. The University wants to hear from all students on this important issue and you could win prizes for completing the survey. Deadline Fri 10th Feb.


What have socs coming up?

What have societies got planned check out the poster and website here


Dancing with the Socs Feb 15th

Come and join Dansoc and a variety of 15 clubs and societies as they compete in University of Galway’s charity event; Dancing with the Socs! Each team will choose one charity to represent on the evening with the top three scorers receiving the most donations! Bailey Allen 8pm. Get your tickets here


Med Soc Shave a Life

UG Medical Society are delighted to announce that we are fundraising for Samaritans Ireland. This wonderful charity supports an important cause particularly close to our hearts in this community. Over 20 medical students will be shaving or dyeing their hair in an effort to raise as much money as we can. All are invited to celebrate it on February 9th at the Quays from 8pm, with music from various international artists. For more info/to get involved iDonate Link 


The Black Parade Feb 16th

Hey scenesters, dust off your converse & black eyeliner and come join us in the Bailey Allen, Áras na Mac Léinn, February 16th 8pm for the Black Parade! Get your tickets here


Postgrad Ball – Tickets on sale now!

Join MicroSoc in the Clayton Hotel Galway on Thursday March 9th! Tickets are €55 Get them here


COVID Vaccine Pop Up Clinic

The HSE will be holding another COVID vaccine clinic 9am-3.30pm Tues 14th Feb beside Smokey’s Café on the Concourse.


Migration of People Aged 18-26 From Ireland 

This survey will examine the reasons (particularly financial) young people may wish to leave Ireland, and whether or not they want to return. The survey takes less than five minutes. Take the survey 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 Tik Tok, Snapchat 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


Ceardlann Chanbhasála + Seisiúin Eolas ar Thoghchán

Bí linn ag 6i.n. Dé Máirt 7 Feabhra in AC203 i bhFoirgneamh na nDán/na hEolaíochta. Foghlaim conas canbhasáil a dhéanamh go rathúil agus déan stocaireacht faoi na saincheisteanna atá tábhachtach duit! Faigh amach faoi conas seasamh i dToghcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus AMLÉ. Tuilleadh eolais + nasc ticéad saor in aisce ANSEO.


Fóram Oideachais

Bí linn 18:00-19:00 ar an gCéadaoin 8 Feabhra i The Space thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn dár bhFóram Oideachais. Is é seo do deis cruinnigh ar Joe, Oifigeach Oideachais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, chun aon cheisteanna oideachais is mian leat a phlé. Cláraigh ANSEO. Níos mó eolais ag


Tugann Máirt an Cheoil Bhreá Chroíúil: Cody Currie, i láthair

Beidh an ócáid cheoil damhsa is mó riamh i nGaillimh i láthair anseo in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe, ar an Máirt 14 Feabhra. I measc na bhfoirne iontacha a bheidh ann, beidh: Cody Currie, Shee, Chaz Moloney, Maedbh O’Connor, IMO agus na daoine ab fhearr de chuid DJ Socs! Ná caill amach ar do thicéidí a fháil ANSEO.


An tSeachtain Toilithe

Luan 13 Feabhra

  • 11:00-12:30 Prosecco + Bróinse Pancóga Lá Galentine Ticéid €5 + Táille Áirithinte ANSEO.
  • 13:00-14:00 Ceardlann Active* Consent i Seomra Cruinnithe 1 + 2. Spásanna teoranta SAOR IN AISCE, cuir in áirithe ANSEO.

Máirt 14 Feabhra

  • 11:00-13:00 Seastán Eolais faoin Active* Consent i bhfoirgneamh na nDán/na hEolaíochta.
  • 12:00-15:00 Méarthástáil VEID SAOR IN AISCE le Sexual Health West – Seomra Cruinnithe 1 & 2. Ní gá coinne a dhéanamh.

Céadaoin 15 Feabhra

  • 11:00-13:00 Seastán Eolais faoin Active* Consent i bhfoirgneamh na nDán/na hEolaíochta.
  • 19:30 Biongó Bréagán Gnéis ag Sult – DÍOLTA AMACH!

Déardaoin 16 Feabhra

  • 10:00-14:00 Oiliúint Nochta. Ceardlann ar an láthair le hIonad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe i The View. Déan áirithint ANSEO.

Aoine 17 Feabhra

  • 14:30-16:00 Seisiún Féinchúraim – Ióga, machnamh, cuspóir a shocrú agus níos mó i The View. Spásanna teoranta SAOR IN AISCE, cuir in áirithe ANSEO.



Cuir Cara chun tosaigh do Thoghcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Má cheapann tú gur mhaith leat rith seasamh sa toghchán nó má tá cara agat nó má tá aithne agat ar mhac léinn a bheadh iontach mar Oifigeach Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, tá deis agat anois iad a mholadh ANSEO agus a chur in iúl dóibh cé chomh hiontach is atá siad dar leat! Osclaíonn ainmniúcháin ar an 15 Feabhra do phoist mar Oifigeach Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar Phá Lánaimseartha agus ar an 22 Feabhra do róil mar Oifigeach Deonach Páirtaimseartha. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


An Babhta Bearrtha

Bearr do chloigeann nó aghaidh ar an Lá Fhéile Vailintín seo chun airgead a bhailiú do Charthanachtaí Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: Ionad Géarchéime um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus Clann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe! Táimid ag iarraidh ar mhic léinn agus ar bhaill foirne Ollscoil na Gaillimhe a bheith in éineacht le hOifigigh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ag 2i.n. ar an Máirt 14 Feabhra ag Sult dár n-imeacht tiomsaithe airgid ‘An Babhta Bearrtha.’ Cláraigh agus bunaigh do leathanach tiomsaithe airgid ANSEO anois. Níl le déanamh ach “An Babhta Bearrtha” a roghnú agus do sprioc tiomsaithe airgid a roghnú. Ansin seol do ghrianghraf “roimh ré” ar ríomhphost chuig Beidh duais againn dár dtiomsaitheoir airgid is fearr!


Cúrsaí Scileanna Saoil

Tá spásanna ag éirí lán go tapa dár gCúrsaí Scileanna Saoil. Tuilleadh eolais + naisc chlárúcháin anseo:

  • Oiliúint Nochta – €10, 16 Feabhra (cúrsa leathlae)
  • safeTALK (Airdeall ar an bhFéinmharú do Chách) Oiliúint Saor in Aisce Aoine 24 Feabhra (seol ríomhphost chuig le haghaidh naisc chlárúcháin -3 Spás fágtha)
  • Cúrsa Ealaíona Comhraic Measctha d’Fhéinchosaint € 5 (2 x 1 seisiún uair an chloig)


Lá Saoire Bainc ar an Luan

Cuimhnigh gur Lá Saoire Bainc é an Luan 6 Feabhra. Ní bheidh aon ranganna ann agus beidh Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, Seomra na gCótaí, Síbín, Smokey’s Café, Siopa an Chomhaltais agus Sult uile dúnta. Beidh an Leabharlann dúnta freisin ach beidh an Seomra Léitheoireachta ar oscailt. Beidh gnéithe ar ais mar a bhí Dé Máirt!


Spriocdháta – Suirbhé ar Eispéireas na Mac Léinn – amárach

Cén chaoi a bhfuil ag éirí leat? An bhfuil tú faoi bhláth nó an bhfuil tú ag maireachtáil ar éigean? Ba mhaith leis an Ollscoil a chloisteáil conas atá ag éirí leat ina Suirbhé ar Eispéireas na Mac Léinn ANSEO. Is é amárach, Aoine 3 Feabhra, an spriocdháta don suirbhé + d’fhéadfá dearbhán One4All a bhuachan.


Oiliúint Scileanna Acadúla Saor in Aisce de chuid na Leabharlainne – Naisc Áirithinte



Cuireann Galway University Musical Society (GUMs) All Shook Up i láthair, le Rí an cheoil ann… Elvis Presley! Tá an seó ar siúl in Amharclann Black Box go dtí an 4 Feabhra, agus is féidir ticéid a cheannach ar líne ar Shuíomh Gréasáin Amharclann Halla an Bhaile. Nasc anseo


Cóitseálaí do Rath Mac Léinn – Ceardlann: Cothromaíocht a Aimsiú

Tá sé ar fáil do gach mac léinn 1i.n.-4i.n. Dé Máirt 7ú Feabhra in IT206. Cláraigh anois


Bain triail as Dreapadóireacht Carraige

Mic léinn na chéad bhliana! Bain triail as dreapadóireacht carraige saor in aisce Dé Máirt seo chugainn 7 Feabhra, ó 7i.n.-9i.n. ag balla dreapadóireachta Kingfisher. Gabh isteach ar an gcomhrá comhartha ANSEO le haghaidh tuilleadh sonraí!



Déan ceiliúradh ar gach rud anime, manga agus rudaí a bhaineann le cultúr na Seapáine. Á reáchtáil ón 10-12 Feabhra in Áras na Mac Léinn. Tá go leor i ndán duit i mbliana: ó phainéil, trádálaithe, ealaíontóirí, físchluichí, imeachtaí speisialta agus go leor eile. Is féidir tuilleadh eolais a fháil ANSEO.


Suirbhé Chomhionannais do Chine Mac Léinn

Glac cúpla nóiméad le do thoil chun suirbhé Suirbhé Chomhionannais do Chine Mac Léinn san Ollscoil a chomhlánú ANSEO. Ba mhaith leis an Ollscoil cloisteáil ó gach mac léinn faoin gceist thábhachtach seo agus d’fhéadfá duaiseanna a bhuachan as an suirbhé a chomhlánú. Spriocdháta – Aoine 10 Feabhra.


Cad atá ag teacht aníos ag na cumainn?

Cad atá beartaithe ag cumainn, féach ar an bpóstaer agus ar an suíomh gréasáin anseo


Ag Damhsa leis na Cumainn – 15 Feabhra

Tar agus glac páirt i Dansoc agus i 15 chlub agus chumann éagsúla agus iad san iomaíocht in imeacht carthanachta Ollscoil na Gaillimhe; Ag Damhsa leis na Cumainn! Roghnóidh gach foireann carthanas amháin chun ionadaíocht a dhéanamh orthu ar an tráthnóna agus gheobhaidh an triúr scórálaithe is fearr an méid is mó tabhartais! Halla Bailey Allen: 8i.n. Faigh do thicéid saor in aisce anseo


Med Soc Shave a Life

Tá ríméad ar UG Medical Society a fhógairt go bhfuil airgead á bhailiú againn do na Samáraigh Éireann. Tacaíonn an charthanacht iontach seo le cúis thábhachtach atá an-ghar dár gcroí sa phobal seo. Beidh os cionn 20 mac léinn leighis ag bearradh nó ag dathú a gcuid gruaige mar iarracht an oiread airgid agus is féidir a bhailiú. Tugtar cuireadh do chách é a cheiliúradh ar an 9 Feabhra ag the Quays ó 8i.n., le ceol ó ealaíontóirí idirnáisiúnta éagsúla. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais/le bheith páirteach seol ríomhphost chuig: nó iDonate Link


An Pharáid Dhubh – 16 Feabhra

A ghrúpaí, bain an deannach de bhur converse agus do línitheoir súl dubh agus bí linn ag Halla Bailey Allen, Áras na Mac Léinn, 16 Feabhra ag 8i.n. don Pharáid Dhubh! Faigh do thicéid saor in aisce anseo


Bál na n-Iarchéimithe – Ticéid ar díol anois!

Bí le MicroSoc in Óstán Clayton i nGaillimh, Déardaoin 9 Márta! Tá €55 ar thicéid – Faigh anseo iad


Tob-Chlinic Vacsaín COVID

Beidh clinic vacsaín COVID eile á reáchtáil ag an FSS 9r.n.-3.30i.n. ar an Máirt 14 Feabhra in aice le Smokey’s Café i bhfoirgneamh na nDán/na hEolaíochta.


Eisimirce Daoine in Aois 18 -26 Ó Éirinn

Scrúdóidh an suirbhé seo na cúiseanna (cúiseanna airgeadais ach go háirithe) a d’fhéadfadh tabhairt ar dhaoine óga Éire a fhágáil, agus bíodh an dtiocfaidh siad abhaile nó nach dtiocfaidh. Tógann an suirbhé níos lú ná cúig nóiméad. Líon an suirbhé amach ANSEO.


Contact Us / Déan Teagmháil Linn

Is féidir leat teagmháil a dhéanamh le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn trí ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig le haon cheisteanna nó moltaí atá agat. Is féidir ‘is maith liom’ a thabhairt dúinn nó muid a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok, Snapchat agus Twitter.


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Joanna Brophy