SU Weekly Email 21 – 9th February 2023

SU Weekly Email 21 – 9th 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 


Consent Week

Mon 13th Feb

  • 11:00-12:30 Galentine’s Day Prosecco + Pancake Brunch. Fully Booked.
  • 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

Thurs 16th Feb

  • 10:00-14:00 Disclosure Training Book HERE.
  • 14:00-16:00 Digital Intimacy Workshop with UG FemSoc and Active* Consent in Meeting Room 1&2 Áras na Mac Léinn.

Fri 17th Feb

  • 14:30-16:00 Self Care Sesh. Fully Booked.


  • Guess How Many Condoms are in the Jar
  • Get FREE condoms, lube and period packs from the SU Office + SU Síbín (while stocks last)
  • Book your FREE STI Test with the Student Health Unit on 091 494 337
  • Order your free at home STI Test (if you have no symptoms) HERE.  


Shave Off on Tuesday

Aditya, Barry, Brendan, Cian, Conor, Hannah and Joe will all be shaving their heads at 2pm Tues 14th of Feb at Sult to raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Galway Simon Community. Please donate if you can HERE and make sure to come along to support them on the day.


SU Elections Nominations Open Wednesday

Nominations open at 10am on Weds 15th of Feb for the four SU Full Time Paid Officer positions of: President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare and Equality and VP for Irish Language. Nominations close 5pm Weds 22nd of Feb. If you are interested in running for any of these positions and would like more information give us a shout on 

Nominations for our part time officer positions will open on 10am Weds 22nd of Feb and close 5pm Weds 1st March. More info HERE.


Groovy Tuesday Presents: Cody Currie

Galway’s biggest-ever dance music event is happening right here at University of Galway this 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.


Talk to a TD

Join us for a lobbying session at the SU office 11am Mon 20th Feb. We will be contacting TD’s to raise key student issues such as accommodation + hybrid learning. More info + sign up HERE.


The SU School of Drag is now enrolling!

All you Qweens and Kings of University of Galway are invited to sign up HERE and join our Professor Annie Naggins for 4 weeks of drag workshops covering: Make-up, Wigs, Body (padding), Performing and more! The 4 Workshops will run 8pm-9pm Weds 1st to Weds 22nd March. Then at 8pm on Thurs 30th March you will take part in our Drag Race on stage at Sult raising funds for the SU Charities!


Life Skills Courses

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


Student Survey Open

The National Student Survey is now open for First year + Final year undergrads + taught postgrads at University of Galway. This is your chance to have your say and make a real difference to student life. For every survey completed the University will donate €1 to the Student Hardship Fund. There’s also prizes including gym memberships to be won. Take the survey HERE.


February Events

HERE is some of what we have coming up this month – click the links for more info/sign up!


Sin Issue 8

The latest issue of Sin is out now HERE with all the news you need to know about life at University of Galway and beyond!


Every child has the right to grow up in a family and a community

That is why we have endorsed the Put Children First: End Orphanage Care campaign’s call for family and community-based care for every child. Institutional care is harmful to children and orphanage volunteering increases this harm. Please support #EndOrphanageCare and sign the pledge HERE not to visit or volunteer in orphanages.


Upcoming Postgrad Events with the Postgrad Research Society


Stream Films for free with Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming library which provides access to over 10,000 films/documentaries in a diverse range of subjects including documentary, feature, foreign language, independent and instructional. New titles are added every month. Access is provided free via the Library HERE.


Student Race Equality Survey Deadline Tomorrow

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 tomorrow Fri 10th Feb.



Kickstart is a free 4 week workshop series aimed at helping students registered with the Access Centre Disability Support Service to improve their study skills. Students can register HERE. It’s on every Wednesday 1pm-2pm from 15th Feb to 8th March in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.


February MakerSpace Workshops

  • Drone Flight Training: Feb 14th, 14:00 – 15:00. Learn to safely and legally fly a drone in Ireland. This workshop is required if you want to borrow the Library drone.
  • Custom Vinyl Sticker With Cricut: Feb 15th, 13:00 – 14:00. Make your own one-of-a-kind vinyl sticker using the Cricut Maker 3.
  • Laser Cutter Basics: Feb 17th, 13:00 – 14:00. Learn to use the MakerSpace laser cutter to create a custom wooden keychain.


COVID Vaccine Pop Up Clinic on Tuesday

The HSE will be holding a COVID vaccine clinic 9am-3.30pm Tues 14th Feb beside Smokey’s Café on the Concourse. No appointment necessary. Bring photo ID.


Library Academic Skills FREE Workshops


Political Science & Sociology – Research Festival TODAY

This day-long event is a celebration of the research being undertaken by staff and students in the School of Political Science and Sociology, including a variety of sessions that engage with a wide range of issues and topics in the Social Sciences. More info HERE.


Societies for Sustainability

Calling all societies to take part in the Ecobricks competition to win 500€ (YES 500!!!!) for your Society! What are Ecobricks? All you need to do is build min. 4 Ecobricks, put them (with other materials) into a usable structure, and submit them to the SU Office by 24th Feb. A project by CUSP, Socsbox and the SU. Check here for more information! For questions please email


The Influence of Socioeconomic Class on How People Are Blamed for Being Ill

This study is investigating if people assign blame to others with illnesses based on their socioeconomic class. More info + study link HERE.


Student Success Coach Workshop – Decision-Making: The Process of Choosing Well

All students welcome. Tuesday 14 Feb 2023, 13.00 -13.45PM, IT 206 (IT building). Sign up NOW


Social Media Use and Social Anxiety Survey

We are recruiting young adults (aged 18-29) for a study that examines the relationship between social media use and social anxiety. If you would like to take part complete the 15 minute survey here.


Speak Out

Speak Out is an online anonymous reporting tool. You can report Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, Discrimination, Hate Crime, Coercive Behaviour, Stalking, Assault, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, and Rape. More info HERE.


MS Biomarkers Study

The MS Research Group in CÚRAM at the University of Galway is calling for volunteers to join their study on biomarkers of multiple sclerosis (MS). Link for more info HERE.


Fundraiser for Simanjiro Health Centre, Tanzania

We are a group of 2nd year general nursing students who will be travelling to Tanzania in the summer of 2023 to undertake a service-learning placement. We are calling on University of Galway students and staff to assist us with raising funds for the rural Simanjiro Health Centre which will help provide vital equipment and expand the capabilities of the facility. Link for more info HERE.


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. The Student Health Unit will be hosting another WRAP® Seminar 1 session 25th & 26th of Feb on campus. Limited Spaces are available. Apply HERE now. If you’ve questions email:


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


An tSeachtain Toilithe

Luan 13 Feabhra

  • 11:00-12:30 Prosecco + Bróinse Pancóga Lá Galentine Níl spás ar bith fágtha.
  • 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

Déardaoin 16 Feabhra

  • 10:00-14:00 Oiliúint Nochta – Cuir spás in áirithe ANSEO.
  • 14:00-16:00 Ceardlann Dlúithe Digiteach le UG FemSoc agus Active* Consent i Seomra Cruinnithe 1&2 in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Aoine 17 Feabhra

  • 14:30-16:00 Seisiún Féinchúraim. Níl spás ar bith fágtha.


  • Tabhair buille faoi thuairim faoi cá mhéad Coiscín atá sa Chrúiscín
  • Faigh coiscíní, bealadh agus pacáistí míostraithe SAOR IN AISCE ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn + Síbín (fad a bheidh siad i stoc)
  • Cuir do thástáil STI saor in aisce in áirithe le hAonad Sláinte Mac Léinn OÉ Gaillimh ar 091 494 337
  • Iarr do Thástáil STI sa bhaile saor in aisce (mura bhfuil siomptóim ar bith agat) ANSEO.


An Babhta Bearrtha ar siúl Dé Máirt

Beidh Aditya, Barry, Brendan, Cian, Conor, Hannah agus Joe ag bearradh a gcinn ag 2i.n. Dé Máirt 14 Feabhra ag Sult chun airgead a bhailiú d’Ionad Géarchéime um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus Clann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe. Tabhair tabhartas le do thoil más féidir leat ANSEO agus cinntigh go dtacóidh tú leo ar an lá.




Ainmniúcháin do Thoghcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – Oscailte Dé Céadaoin


Osclaíonn ainmniúcháin ag 10r.n. Dé Céadaoin 15 Feabhra do na ceithre phost d’Oifigeach Lánaimseartha Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: Uachtarán, Leasuachtarán/Oideachas, Leasuachtarán/Leas agus Comhionannas agus Leasuachtarán don Ghaeilge. Dúnfar na hainmniúcháin 5i.n. ar an gCéadaoin 22 Feabhra Má tá suim agat seasamh le haghaidh aon cheann de na poist seo agus más mian leat tuilleadh eolais a fháil cuir scéala chugainn ag


Osclófar ainmniúcháin dár bpoist oifigigh pháirtaimseartha ar 10r.n. ar an gCéadaoin 22 Feabhra agus dúnfar iad ag 5i.n. ar an gCéadaoin 1 Márta. Tuilleadh eolais  ANSEO.


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, an Mháirt bheag seo, 14 Feabhra. I measc na foirne iontaí 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 thicéid a fháil ANSEO.


Labhair le Teachta Dála

Bí linn le haghaidh seisiún stocaireachta in oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, 11r.n. Luan 20 Feabhra. Beimid ag dul i dteagmháil le TDanna chun saincheisteanna mac léinn ar nós lóistín + foghlaim hibrideach a ardú. Tuilleadh eolais agus clárú ANSEO.


Tá Scoil Dhraig de chuid Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ag clárú anois!

Tugtar cuireadh do na Banríonacha agus Rítheacha go léir ó Ollscoil na Gaillimhe clárú ANSEO agus páirt a ghlacadh inár gceardlanna draig leis an Ollamh Annie Naggins ar feadh 4 seachtaine a chlúdaíonn: Smideadh, Bréagfhoilt, Corp (stuáil), Taibhiú agus go leor eile! Beidh na 4 Cheardlann ar siúl 8i.n.-9i.n. ar an gCéadaoin 1 Márta. Ansin ag 8i.n. ar an Déardaoin 30 Márta, glacfaidh tú páirt inár Rás Draig ar an stáitse ag Sult ag bailiú airgid do Charthanais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn!


Cúrsaí Scileanna Saoil

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




Suirbhé Mac Léinn – Oscailte


Tá Suirbhé Náisiúnta na Mac Léinn oscailte anois d’fhochéimithe na Chéad bliana + Bliain na Céime + iarchéimithe múinte in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe. Is í seo do sheans do thuairim a chur in iúl agus an-difríocht a dhéanamh do shaol na mac léinn. Le haghaidh gach suirbhé a chríochnófar tabharfaidh an Ollscoil €1 don Chiste Cruatain do Mhic Léinn. Tá duaiseanna ann, lena n-áirítear ballraíochtaí giomnáisiam le buachan freisin. Líon an suirbhé amach ANSEO.


Imeachtaí Mhí Feabhra


SEO cuid de na himeachtaí a bhfuil ag teacht aníos againn an mhí seo – cliceáil ar na naisc le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais/ le clárú!


Eagrán 8 de Sin

Tá an t-eagrán is déanaí de Sin ar FÁIL ANSEO anois agus nuacht uile Ollscoil na Gaillimhe agus níos faide i gcéin ann atá ag teastáil uait!


Tá sé de cheart ag gach leanbh fás aníos i dteaghlach agus i bpobal

Is é sin an fáth gur thacaíomar leis an bhfeachtas Children First: End Orphanage Care ar chúram teaghlaigh agus pobalbhunaithe do gach leanbh. Tá cúram institiúideach díobhálach do leanaí agus cuireann obair dheonach dílleachtlainne leis an dochar seo. Tacaigh le #EndOrphanageCare le do thoil agus sínigh an mhóid ANSEO gan cuairt a thabhairt ar dhílleachtlanna nó gan obair dheonach a dhéanamh iontu.


Imeachtaí d’Iarchéimithe atá ag teacht aníos leis an Postgrad Research Society


Sruthaigh Scannáin saor in aisce le Kanopy

Leabharlann fís-sruthaithe is ea Kanopy a chuireann rochtain ar bhreis is 10,000 scannán/clár faisnéise i réimse éagsúil ábhar ar fáil, lena n-áirítear cláracha faisnéise, scannán lánfhada, teanga iasachta, neamhspleách agus físeáin theagaisc. Cuirtear teidil nua leis gach mí. Cuirtear rochtain ar fáil saor in aisce tríd an Leabharlann ANSEO.


Amárach Spriocdháta an tSuirbhé Chomhionannais do Chine Mac Léinn

Glac cúpla nóiméad le do thoil chun 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 – Dé hAoine 10 Feabhra.





Sraith ceardlann 4 seachtaine saor in aisce is ea Kickstart atá dírithe ar chabhrú le mic léinn atá cláraithe leis an tSeirbhís Tacaíochta do Dhaoine faoi Mhíchumas san Ionad Rochtana chun a gcuid scileanna staidéir a fheabhsú. Is féidir le mic léinn clárú ANSEO. Beidh sé ar siúl gach Céadaoin idir 1i.n.-2i.n. ón 15 Feabhra go dtí 8 Márta in The Space thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Ceardlanna MakerSpace – Feabhra

  • Oiliúint – Eitilt Dróin: 14 Feabhra, 14:00 – 15:00. Foghlaim conas drón a eitilt go sábháilte agus go dleathach in Éirinn. Ní mór an cheardlann seo a dhéanamh más mian leat drón na Leabharlainne a fháil ar iasacht.
  • Greamán Vinile Saincheaptha Le Cricut: 15 Feabhra, 13:00 – 14:00. Déan do ghreamán vinile uathúil féin ag baint úsáide as an Déantóir Cricut 3.
  • Buneolas ar Ghearrthóir Léasair: 17 Feabhra, 13:00 – 14:00. Foghlaim conas gearrthóir léasair MakerSpace a úsáid chun slabhra eochrach adhmaid saincheaptha a chruthú.


Tobchlinic Vacsaín COVID – Dé Máirt

Beidh clinic vacsaín COVID 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. Ní gá coinne a dhéanamh. Tabhair Aitheantas Fótagrafach leat.


Ceardlanna SAOR IN AISCE ar Scileanna Acadúla de chuid na Leabharlainne


Eolaíocht Pholaitiúil & Socheolaíocht – Féile Taighde INNIU

Is ceiliúradh é an t-imeacht lae seo ar an taighde atá á dhéanamh ag baill foirne agus mic léinn i Scoil na hEolaíochta Polaitiúla agus na Socheolaíochta, lena n-áirítear réimse éagsúil seisiún a thugann aghaidh ar raon leathan saincheisteanna agus ábhar sna hEolaíochtaí Sóisialta. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Cumainn ar son na hInbhuanaitheachta

Ag glaoch ar gach cumann páirt a ghlacadh sa chomórtas Éici-bhrící chun €500 (IS FÍOR SIN, €500!!!) a bhuachan do do Chumann! Cad iad Éici-bhrící? Níl le déanamh agat ach íoslíon de 4 Éici-bhríce a thógáil, iad a chur (le hábhair eile) isteach i struchtúr inúsáidte, agus iad a chur faoi bhráid Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn faoin 24 Feabhra. Tionscadal le CUSP, Socsbox agus Comhaltas na Mac Léinn. Féach anseo le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais! Le haghaidh ceisteanna seol ríomhphost chuig


Tionchar an Aicme Shocheacnamaíoch ar an gCaoi a gCuirtear an Milleán ar Dhaoine as a bheith Breoite

Tá an staidéar seo ag fiosrú an gcuireann daoine an milleán ar dhaoine eile a bhfuil tinnis orthu bunaithe ar a n-aicme shocheacnamaíoch. Tuilleadh eolais + nasc taighde ANSEO.


Cóitseálaí do Rath Mac Léinn – Cinnteoireacht: An Próiseas chun Folláine a Roghnú

Fáilte roimh gach mac léinn. Dé Máirt 14 Feabhra 2023, 13.00i.n. -13.45i.n., IT 206 (foirgneamh TF). Cláraigh ANOIS


Suirbhé ar Úsáid na Meán Sóisialta agus ar Imní Shóisialta

Táimid ag earcú daoine fásta óga (18 -29 bliana d’aois) le haghaidh staidéir a scrúdaíonn an gaol idir úsáid na meán sóisialta agus imní shóisialta. Más mian leat páirt a ghlacadh, líon suirbhé 15 nóiméad amach anseo.


Speak Out

Is uirlis tuairiscithe gan ainm ar líne é Speak Out. Is féidir leat Bulaíocht, Cibearbhulaíocht, Ciapadh, Idirdhealú, Coireacht Fuatha, Iompar Comhéigeanach, Stalaireacht, Ionsaí, Gnéaschiapadh, Ionsaí Gnéis agus Éigniú a thuairisciú. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Staidéar ar Bhithchomharthaí SI

Tá an Grúpa Taighde SI i gCÚRAM in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe ag iarraidh daoine deonacha a bheith páirteach ina staidéar ar bhithmharcóirí scléaróis iolrach (IS). Nasc le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Tiomsaitheoir Airgid do Simanjiro Health Centre, an Tansáin

Is grúpa de mhic léinn altranais ghinearálta 2ú bliain muid a bheidh ag taisteal go dtí an Tansáin i samhradh 2023 chun socrúchán foghlama seirbhíse a dhéanamh. Táimid ag iarraidh ar mhic léinn agus ar bhaill foirne Ollscoil na Gaillimhe cabhrú linn cistí a bhailiú do Simanjiro Health Centre, atá amuigh faoin tuath, a chabhróidh le trealamh ríthábhachtach a sholáthar agus acmhainneacht na saoráide a leathnú. Nasc le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


An mian leat d’fholláine agus d’athléimneacht a neartú?

Is clár bunaithe ar fhianaise é WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) a fhorbraíonn uirlisí pearsantaithe chun anacair a bhainistiú agus cur chuige dearfach a chur chun cinn maidir le folláine a chothabháil. Reáchtálfaidh Aonad Sláinte na Mac Léinn seisiún Sheimineár 1 Wrap® eile ar an 25 & 26 Feabhra ar an gcampas. Tá Spásanna Teoranta ar fáil. Déan iarratas ANSEO anois. Má tá ceisteanna agat seol ríomhphost chuig:


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.


Artice by
Joanna Brophy