SU Weekly Email 22 – 16th February 2023

SU Weekly Email 22 – 16th 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 


SU Election Nominations are OPEN

Nominations are open HERE for the four SU Full Time Paid Officer positions of: President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare & Equality and VP for Irish Language. Nominations close 5pm Weds 22nd of Feb. If you are interested in running for any of these positions there’s more info HERE or email 

Nominations for our 14 part time officer positions will open on 10am Weds 22nd of Feb and close 5pm Weds 1st March. More info HERE.


Consent Week

TODAY Thurs 16th Feb

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

TOMORROW Fri 17th Feb

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


  • Guess How Many Condoms are in the Jar on our Instagram
  • 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.  


Talk to a TD

Join us for a lobbying session at the SU office 11am this 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 are suitable for everyone – you don’t need any drag experience! They’ll run 8pm-9pm Weds 1st to Weds 22nd March. Then at 8pm on Thurs 30th March you can take part in our Drag Race on stage at Sult raising funds for the SU Charities!


Life Skills Courses

More info + registration link here:


February Events

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


Join the SU Climate Crew

The SU Climate Crew next meeting is 5pm Weds 22nd Feb in Meeting Room 1+2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. All are welcome!


Personal Safety Alarms

Personal Safety Alarms are back in stock at the SU Shop in the Library basement for €5.95.


Upcoming Postgrad Events with the Postgrad Research Society


The Pods are Open!

The new meeting pods on campus are now open. To obtain access to the pods you need to call to the Security office on Distillery Road to get your student ID card activated.


Constitutional Amendment Referendum #1

Proposed amendment to achieve the following:

  • Update the name of the Union from NUI Galway Students’ Union to University of Galway Students’ Union
  • Update any references to NUI Galway by changing to University of Galway
  • Remove gender specific pronouns
  • Identify which SU officer positions are full-time and which SU positions are part-time
  • Clarify Vice President Education Officer’s role in representing students on educational matters.

Click here to sign the petition to call a referendum on amendment #1


Constitutional Amendment Referendum #2

Proposed amendment to create new layer in the Union’s authority structure beneath the SU Executive Committee and over the SU President.

Click here to sign the petition to call a referendum on amendment #2


1st years, final years + postgrads don’t forget to complete the National Student Survey!

  1. Your input will make a big difference to student life
  2. €1 goes to the Student Hardship Fund for every survey completed
  3. You could win prizes including gym memberships and vouchers!

Take the survey HERE.


Graduate Celebratory Events

Graduate Celebratory Events will be taking place from the 14th – 16th of March for those who were conferred virtually in 2020 and 2021. All info is available on the Graduate Event webpage HERE. For any queries contact


Marine Society International Marine Awareness Week

The Marine Society are running a week of events to fundraiser for Irish Wildlife Trust and the Coral Reef Association. More info HERE.


Introduction to Endnote for Citing & Referencing

Evening session, Wednesday 22 February, 5:30pm – 7pm. More info and registration 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 any questions email:


ALIVE volunteering projects – join in!

Arabic translator volunteer sought HERE. Maths tutoring for secondary school young people volunteers sought HERE.

And much more! Check out the ALIVE website HERE or Email: Volunteering hours can be saved towards your ALIVE Certificate – the President’s Award for Volunteering.


Experience Africa

If you are a student from Africa and would like to share images + stories from your country during Nelson Mandela Anti-Racism Week please fill in this form HERE.


Student Success FREE Coaching Workshop 

Avoiding Distractions – How to Get and Stay Focused. Open to All Students. 21st Feb 1pm-1.45pm, IT 206 IT Building. Register NOW


Covid-19 among Students

Students who have had COVID are invited to participate in an anonymous online survey that could help inform future policy and improve patient care / support for students of University of Galway. Take the survey HERE.


MyEU50 Third Level Competition top prize = €2,000!

Get creative about the core EU Values, (Human dignity, Freedom, Democracy, Equality, Rule of Law, Human Rights) + demonstrate their relevance in today’s Ireland. Deadline 31st March. More info


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


Tá Ainmniúcháin do Thoghchán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn OSCAILTE

Tá ainmniúcháin ar oscailt ANSEO 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 tá tuilleadh eolais ANSEO nó seol ríomhphost chuig

Osclófar ainmniúcháin dár 14 phost oifigigh pháirtaimseartha ar 10r.n. ar an gCéadaoin 22 Feabhra agus dúnfar iad ag 5i.n. ar an gCéadaoin 1 Márta. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


An tSeachtain Toilithe

INNIU Déardaoin 16 Feabhra

  • 10:00-14:00 Oiliúint Nochta. Gach spás curtha in Áirithe.
  • 14:00-16:00 Ceardlann Dlúithe Digiteach le UG FemSoc agus Active* Consent i Seomra Cruinnithe 1&2 in Áras na Mac Léinn. Déan áirithint

AMÁRACH Dé hAoine 17 Feabhra

  • 14:30-16:00 Seisiún Féinchúraim. Gach spás curtha in Áirithe.


  • Tabhair buille faoi thuairim faoi cé mhéad Coiscín atá sa Chrúiscín ar ár Instagram
  • 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.


Labhair le Teachta Dála

Bí linn le haghaidh seisiún stocaireachta in oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, 11r.n. Dé Luain 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 Banríona 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! Tá na 4 Cheardlann oiriúnach do gach duine – níl aon taithí dhraig ag teastáil uait! Beidh siad ar siúl 8i.n. -9i.n. Céadaoin 1 go Céadaoin 22 Márta. Ansin ag 8i.n. ar an Déardaoin 30 Márta, is féidir leat páirt ` ghlacadh inár Rás Draig ar an stáitse ag Sult ag bailiú airgid do Charthanais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn!


Cúrsaí Scileanna Saoil

Tuilleadh eolais + nasc clárúcháin anseo:


Imeachtaí Mhí Feabhra

ANSEO tá cuid de na himeachtaí atá ag teacht aníos againn an mhí seo – cliceáil ar na naisc le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais/ le clárú!


Glac páirt i gCriú Aeráide Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Beidh an chéad chruinniú eile ag Criú Aeráide Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ag 5i.n. Dé Céadaoin 22 Feabhra i Seomra Cruinnithe 1+2 thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Tá fáilte roimh chách!


Aláraim Sábháilteachta Pearsanta

Tá Aláraim Sábháilteachta Pearsanta ar ais i stoc i Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn in íoslach na Leabharlainne ar €5.95.


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


Tá na Cochaill Oscailte!

Tá na cochaill chruinnithe nua ar an gcampas oscailte anois. Chun rochtain a fháil ar na cochaill ní mór duit glaoch ar an oifig Shlándála ar Bhóthar na Drioglainne chun do chárta aitheantais mac léinn a ghníomhachtú.


Reifreann ar an Leasú Bunreachta #1

Leasú beartaithe chun an méid seo a leanas a bhaint amach:

  • Ainm an Chomhaltais a nuashonrú ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn OÉ Gaillimh go Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe
  • Aon tagairt d’ÓE Gaillimh a nuashonrú trína athrú go hOllscoil na Gaillimhe
  • Bain forainmneacha dírithe ar inscne
  • Sainaithin na poist oifigigh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn atá lánaimseartha agus na poist Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn atá páirtaimseartha
  • Ról Leasuachtarán / Oifigeach Oideachais maidir le hionadaíocht a dhéanamh ar mhic léinn ar chúrsaí oideachais a shoiléiriú.

Cliceáil anseo chun an achainí a shíniú chun reifreann a ghairm ar leasú #1


Reifreann ar an Leasú Bunreachta #1

Leasú molta chun leibhéal nua a chruthú i struchtúr údaráis an Chomhaltais faoi Choiste Feidhmiúcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus thar Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

Cliceáil anseo chun an achainí a shíniú chun reifreann a ghairm ar leasú #2


Mic léinn na chéad bhliana, mic léinn i mbliain na céime + iarchéimithe, ná déan dearmad an Suirbhé Náisiúnta do Mhic Léinn a chomhlánú!

  1. Déanfaidh d’ionchur difríocht mhór do shaol an mhic léinn
  2. Téann €1 chuig an gCiste Cruatain do Mhic Léinn ar gach suirbhé a chuirtear i gcrích
  3. D’fhéadfá duaiseanna a bhuachan, lena n-áirítear ballraíochtaí giomnáisiam agus dearbháin!

Líon an suirbhé amach ANSEO.


Imeachtaí Ceiliúrtha do Chéimithe

Beidh Imeachtaí Ceiliúrtha do Chéimithe ar siúl ón 14 – 16 Márta dóibh siúd ar bronnadh a gcéim orthu go fíorúil in 2020 agus 2021. Tá gach eolas ar fáil ar leathanach gréasáin – Imeacht do Chéimithe ANSEO. Má tá aon cheist agat déan teagmháil le


Seachtain Idirnáisiúnta Feasachta Muirí – Marine Society

Tá seachtain imeachtaí á reáchtáil ag Marine Society mar thiomsaitheoir airgid d’Iontaobhas Fiadhúlra na hÉireann agus do Chumann na Sceire Coiréil. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Buneolas ar Fhonóta maidir le Lua agus Tagairt a dhéanamh

Seisiún tráthnóna, Dé Céadaoin 22 Feabhra, 5:30i.n. – 7i.n. Tuilleadh eolais agus clárúchán 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:


Tionscadail obair dheonach ALIVE – glac páirt!

Aistritheoir deonach Araibise á lorg ANSEO. Teagasc matamaitice do dhaoine óga meánscoile, oibrithe deonacha á lorg ANSEO.

Agus i bhfad níos mó! Amharc ar shuíomh gréasáin ALIVE ANSEO nó seol ríomhphost chuig: Is féidir uaireanta oibre deonaí a shábháil i dtreo do Theastais ALIVE – Gradam an Uachtaráin as Obair Dheonach.


Faigh eispéireas ar an Afraic

Más mac léinn ón Afraic thú agus más mian leat íomhánna + scéalta ó do thír a roinnt i rith Sheachtain Frithchiníochais Nelson Mandela, líon isteach an fhoirm SEO le do thoil.


Ceardlann Cóitseálaithe do Rath Mac Léinn – SAOR IN AISCE

Cuir Isteach a Sheachaint – Conas Éirí Fócasaithe agus Fanacht mar sin Oscailte do gach Mac Léinn. 21 Feabhra 1i.n.-1.45i.n., TF 206 Foirgneamh TF. Cláraigh anois


Covid -19 i measc Mac Léinn

Tugtar cuireadh do mhic léinn a raibh COVID orthu páirt a ghlacadh i suirbhé ar líne gan ainm a d’fhéadfadh cabhrú mar bhonn eolais do bheartas amach anseo agus cúram othar / tacaíocht a fheabhsú do mhic léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe. Líon an suirbhé amach ANSEO.


Príomhdhuais an Chomórtais Tríú Leibhéal MyEU50 = €2,000!

Éirigh cruthaitheach faoi chroíluachanna an AE, (dínit an Duine, Saoirse, Daonlathas, Comhionannas, Riail an Dlí, Cearta an Duine) + léirigh a n-ábharthacht in Éirinn an lae inniu. Spriocdháta 31 Márta. Tuilleadh eolais:


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