SU Weekly Email 22 – 17th February 2022

SU Weekly Email 22 – 17th February 2022

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 Elections

Full Time SU Officer Nominations are OPEN for the paid positions of:

  1. President
  2. Vice President / Education Officer
  3. Vice President / Welfare and Equality Officer

Nominate yourself HERE before 5pm Weds 23rd Feb. The election vote will take place on Thurs 3rd March.

Nominations for SU Part Time Officer voluntary positions OPEN at 10am Weds 23rd of Feb and CLOSE at 5pm Weds 2nd March. More info HERE or contact 


Consent Week | An tSeachtain Toilithe

TODAY Thursday 17th February

  • 15:00-16:00 LGBTQ Sex Ed (on ZOOM) Hosted by Dean O’Reilly and Stephanie Fogarty. Get your free tickets HERE. 
  • 19:30 Sex Toy Bingo at Sult – SOLD OUT!
  • 10:00-17:00 FREE condoms and period packs from SU Office
  • Book your FREE STI Test with the NUIG Student Health Unit on 091 494 337


SU Clean Up 2pm Monday

Our next SU Clean Up is at 2pm on Mon 21st of Feb. Help us to make Galway a cleaner and greener place. Sign up HERE.  


Notice of Referendum: Full-Time Vice President for the Irish Language

On Thurs 3rd March you will be asked to vote online in a referendum to amend the SU Constitution to create a full-time paid Vice President for the Irish Language. The amendment was proposed by Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn on 31st Jan 2022. Further details available HERE


Marchathon Early Bird Competition

Get your team of 3-6 registered before Wednesday 23rd February to win SU Marchathon Goodie Bags! More info HERE.  


Reading Room is Open!

Following extensive SU lobbying the reading room is now open as a study space 7am-2.30am Monday-Sunday. NUIG student ID card required for access.


Pilates Course

Our next online 6 week Pilates course is now enrolling for just €5. It runs Weds 2nd March – Weds 6th April and the live class is at 5.30pm on Zoom with the recording sent on the following day if you can’t make the live class. Info + sign up HERE.


Sustainable Monday

Tag us on Instagram and Twitter with #SustainableMonday and your sustainable efforts to win SU Reusable Cups. Every Meat Free Monday in February you can get our delicious vegan sausage rolls for just 75 cents with your SU card in Smokey’s Café and Sult while stocks last! Other events:

  • 2pm Mon 21st of Feb SU Monthly Clean Up. Register HERE. 
  • 10am Mon 28th of Feb Vintage Pop Up Clothes Fair in the tent outside the Arts Millennium Building


Reclaim the Night March

Join NUIG Fem Soc at 7.30pm on Weds 23rd of Feb for the Galway Reclaim the Night March against gender-based violence starting from Eyre Square. Fem Soc will also have a poster making event at 6pm in the View, Áras na Mac Léinn before the march. Come along to make your posters.


Energy Awareness Week

Are you tired of not knowing why your energy bills get more expensive by the minute? Have you ever wondered what NUIG has done to use clean energy? Questions like this and much more will be answered during our Energy week! Energy Soc and CUSP with the support of the SU have some really cool events prepared for you, like tours of NUIG energy facilities, discussions about Galway’s future in energy, a big Potluck (free food!) and much more! If you are interested, check on Instagram @nuigalwaysustainability or @nuigenergysociety for all events!


5 Free Antigen Tests Per Week!

Great news – all NUIG students can now get 5 free antigen tests per week starting from Mon 21st of Feb. You can collect your free antigen tests and reusable face masks from the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Tests are also available from the Socs Box, the Student Enquiry Centre and the UniCoV Office. NUIG student ID required.


Seanad Éireann Vote Registration Deadline

Are you a graduate from an NUI university or college + an Irish citizen? The deadline to claim your Vote in elections to Seanad Éireann is 26th Feb. You don’t automatically get your vote when you graduate – you must register!


Get on Air with Flirt FM

All you need to get ready to send in a quick 10 minute demo, and get allocated a time slot, is in these 2 short online lessons that you can do any time, even on the bus. Or waiting for a bus.

Station Intro & Radio Basics (about 25 minutes)

Recording Your Demo at Home (about 35 minutes)

We’re looking forward to hearing your voices! Give us a shout at if you have any questions at all.


Seas Suas

Seas Suas is an empathy, well-being and bystander intervention training programme run by the NUIG Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care Centre. The training is free and is open to all registered NUIG students. They have a number of introductory sessions coming up in February + March and you can sign up HERE.


Three-Sis Competition

WiSTEM NUIG are hosting a Three-sis competition – a unique competition where you will have 3 minutes, and 3 slides, to present to a panel of non-expert judges on a topic of your choice. It’s open to Undergrads and Postgrads there’s €350 in cash prizes and there’ll be Science Communications training for participants. It’s a great opportunity to practise your presentation skills and share your interests with like-minded students from across the country! To enter the competition, please CLICK HEREEntries close Thurs 24th Feb.


MakerSpace workshop: Hands-on controller building

Learn to build accessible modular gaming controllers with the founders of ByoWave in this free entry-level workshop, Thurs 24th Feb 13:00 – 15:00. Register Here.


NUIG Postgrad Ball

Postgrad Ball is back on Tues 22nd March in the Clayton Hotel. €50 ticket includes: champagne reception, 3 course meal, wine, live band, DJ, photo booth & surprises. Info and booking HERE.


Survey on Mental Health App

Please take 2 minutes to complete this survey looking at mental health services for University students and an app to access these mental health services. Take the survey HERE.


Free Tea and Coffee Socials with Mincéirs Whiden Society

Please come along, there will be free Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Sweets, Chocolate and Pizza every Monday! Next one is 12pm-2pm this Mon 21st of Feb in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Opened to all Mincéirs Whiden Society members and you can sign up to the society on the day if you are not a member, open to all Students. More info HERE.


Disability Rights Clinic | Clinic um Chearta Míchumais

Your SU Disability Rights Officer Niamh will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic 11am-1pm every Monday on Zoom at this LINK. Feel free to drop in to discuss any issues you may be facing. For more info contact:


Patch Programme

Patch is a FREE 6-week long summer accelerator for 16 – 21 year old aspiring entrepreneurs, technologists, scientists, and engineers. Applications close Sun 20 Feb. All expenses are covered and there’s a weekly bursary available to all participants. Info and application HERE.


Sin Newspaper

Issue 8 of Sin newspaper is out now with all the NUIG news you need to know! Read more HERE.


Missed our Book Sale?

We’ve loads more books (including text books) up in the SU Office. Help yourself just leave a donation in our SU Charity bucket!


Galway Community Café

If you need someone to talk to this weekend Galway Community Café is a FREE out of hours adult mental health service designed + run by people with lived experience of mental health challenges. It’s based in Mr Waffle opposite the Hospital. Info and booking 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 (@nuigsu) 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  


Toghcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Oifigeach Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Lánaimseartha Tá ainmniúcháin OSCAILTE le haghaidh na poist íoctha:

  1. Uachtarán
  2. Leas-Uachtarán / Oifigeach Oideachais
  3. Leas-Uachtarán / Oifigeach Leasa agus Comhionannais

Cuir tú féin chun tosaigh ANSEO roimh 5i.n. Dé Céadaoin 23 Feabhra. Beidh an vóta toghcháin ar siúl ar an Déardaoin 3 Márta.

Ainmniúcháin d’Oifigeach Páirtaimseartha poist dheonacha de chuid Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn OSCAILTE ag 10r.n. Dé Céadaoin 23 Feabhra agus DÚNANN siad ag 5i.n. Dé Céadaoin 2 Márta. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO nó déan teagmháil toghchá 


Consent Week | An tSeachtain Toilithe

INNIU – Déardaoin 17 Feabhra

  • 15:00-16:00 Gnéasoideachas LADTA (ar ZOOM) Arna óstáil ag Dean O’Reilly agus Stephanie Fogarty. Faigh do thicéid saor in aisce ​​ANSEO.​
  • 19:30 Biongó Bréagán Gnéis i Sult – DÍOLTA AMACH!
  • 10:00-17:00 coiscíní agus pacaí míostraithe SAOR IN AISCE ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn
  • Cuir do thástáil STI saor in aisce in áirithe le ​​hAonad Sláinte Mac Léinn OÉ Gaillimh​ ar 091 494 337


Glantachán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – 2i.n. Dé Luain

Beidh ár gcéad Glantachán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn eile ar siúl ag 2i.n. ar Luan 21 Feabhra. Cabhraigh linn áit níos glaine agus níos glaise a dhéanamh do Ghaillimh. Cláraigh ANSEO.  


Fógra ar Reifrinn: Leas-Uachtarán Lánaimseartha don Ghaeilge

Ar Déardaoin 3 Márta iarrfar ort vótáil ar líne i reifreann chun Bunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a leasú chun post lánaimseartha íoctha do Leas-Uachtarán don Ghaeilge a chruthú. Moladh an leasúchán ag Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar 31 Eanáir 2022 Tuilleadh sonraí ar fáil ANSEO


Comórtas Marchathon do Luath-Iontrálaithe

Cláraigh d’fhoireann 3-6 roimh an gCéadaoin 23 Feabhra chun Málaí Féiríní Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn don Marchathon a bhuachan! Tuilleadh eolais ​​ANSEO.


Tá an Seomra Léitheoireachta Oscailte!

Tar éis stocaireacht dhomhain ó Aontas na Mac Léinn, tá an seomra léitheoireachta ar oscailt anois mar spás staidéir 7r.n.-2.30r.n. Luan-Domhnach. Tá cárta aitheantais mic léinn OÉ Gaillimh ag teastáil le haghaidh rochtana.


Cúrsa Pilates

Tá ár gcéad chúrsa Pilates 6 seachtaine eile ar líne ag clárú anois ar €5. Beidh sé ar siúl ón Chéadaoin 2 Márta – Dé Céadaoin 6 Aibreán agus beidh an rang beo ag 5.30i.n. ar Zoom agus an taifeadadh seolta an lá dár gcionn mura bhfuil tú in ann an rang ar an láthair a dhéanamh. Eolas + clárú ANSEO.


Luan Inbhuanaithe

Clibeáil muid ar Instagram agus ar Twitter le #Luan Inbhuanaithe agus d’iarrachtaí inbhuanaithe chun Cupáin In-athúsáide Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a bhuachan. Is féidir leat ár rollóga ispíní veigeáin a fháil gach Luan Saor ó Fheoil i mí Feabhra ar 75c agus sin amháin le do chárta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn i gCaife Smokey’s agus Sult fad a bheidh siad i stoc. Imeachtaí Eile

  • n. Luan 21 Feabhra Glantachán Míosúil Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Cláraigh ANSEO.
  • n. Luan 28 Feabhra Tobaonach Éadaí Seanré sa phuball lasmuigh Áras Dán na Mílaoise


Mórshiúl – Reclaim the Night

Bígí i dteannta le Fem Soc OÉ Gaillimh ag 7.30i.n. Dé Céadaoin 23 Feabhra le haghaidh Mórshiúl Reclaim the Night  in aghaidh an fhoréigin inscne. Beidh sé ag tosú as an bhFaiche Mhór. Beidh ócáid deartha póstaer ag Fem Soc ag 6i.n. sa Radharc, Áras na Mac Léinn, roimh an mórshiúl. Tar isteach le do phóstaeir a dhéanamh.


Seachtain Feasachta Fuinnimh

An bhfuil tú braon gan eolas a bheith faoin gcúis a n-éiríonn do bhillí fuinnimh níos costasaí an t-am ar fad? Ar smaoinigh tú riamh ar a bhfuil ag OÉ Gaillimh chun fuinneamh glan a úsáid? Freagrófar ceisteanna mar seo agus go leor eile le linn ár Seachtain Fuinnimh! Tá roinnt imeachtaí iontacha ullmhaithe ag Energy Soc agus CUSP le tacaíocht ó Aontas na Mac Léinn, ar nós turais ar áiseanna fuinnimh OÉ Gaillimh, plé ar thodhchaí na Gaillimhe i gcúrsaí fuinnimh, Potluck mór (bia saor in aisce!) agus go leor eile! Má tá suim agat, seiceáil ar Instagram @nuigalwaysustainability nó @nuiigenergysociety do gach imeacht!


5 Thástáil Antaigine Saor in Aisce gach Seachtain!

Dea-scéala – is féidir le gach mac léinn OÉ Gaillimh 5 thástáil antaigin saor in aisce a fháil in aghaidh na seachtaine ag tosú Luan 21 Feabhra. Is féidir leat na tástálacha agus na haghaidhmhaisc in-athusáidte saor in aisce a bhailiú ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn 10 r.n. – 5 i.n. ó Luan go hAoine. Tá tástálacha ar fáil freisin i mBosca na gCumann, Ionad Fiosrúcháin na Mac Léinn agus ó oifig UniCoV. Aitheantas mac léinn OÉ Gaillimh ag teastáil.


Spriocdháta Cláraithe do Vóta Seanad Éireann

An céimí thú ó ollscoil nó coláiste OÉ + i do shaoránach Éireannach? Is é 26 Feabhra an spriocdháta chun do Vóta a éileamh sna toghcháin do Sheanad Éireann. Ní fhaigheann tú do vóta go huathoibríoch nuair a bhainfidh tú céim amach – ní mór duit cláraigh!


Téigh ar an aer le Flirt FM

Níl ort ach a bheith réidh le taispeántas tapa 10 nóiméad a sheoladh isteach, agus sliotán ama a bheith bronnta ort, ná sna 2 cheacht ghearr ar líne seo is féidir leat a dhéanamh am ar bith, go fiú ar an mbus. Nó, ag fanacht le bus.

 Réamhrá Stáisiúin & Nithe Bunúsacha Raidió (thart ar 25 nóiméad)

Do Thaispeántas a Thaifeadadh sa Bhaile (thart ar 35 nóiméad)

Táimid ag tnúth le do ghuth a chloisteáil! Tabhair scairt orainn ag má tá aon cheist agat ar chor ar bith.


Seas Suas

Is clár oiliúna ionbhá, folláine agus idirghabhála slua é Seas Suas atá á reáchtáil ag Ionad Séiplíneachta agus Tréadchúraim OÉ Gaillimh. Tá an oiliúint saor in aisce agus oscailte do gach mac léinn atá cláraithe in OÉ Gaillimh. Tá roinnt seisiún tosaigh acu ag teacht aníos i mí Feabhra + Márta agus is féidir leat clárú ANSEO.


Comórtas Three-Sis

Tá comórtas Three-Sis á óstáil ag WiSTEM OÉG – comórtas ar leith ina mbeidh 3 nóiméad, agus 3 shleamhnán, agat le cur i láthair a dhéanamh do phainéal breithiúna nach saineolaithe iad, ar ábhar de do rogha féin. Tá sé oscailte d’fhochéimithe agus d’iarchéimithe agus tá €350 ann i nduaiseanna airgid agus beidh oiliúint Cumarsáid Eolaíochta do rannpháirtithe. Deis iontach atá ann do scileanna cur i láthair a chleachtadh agus do spéiseanna a roinnt le mic léinn ar aon aigne ó cheann ceann na tíre! Chun cur isteach ar an gcomórtas, le do thoil CLICEÁIL ANSEO! Dúnfar na hiontrálacha Déardaoin 24 Feabhra.


Ceardlann MakerSpace: Bí páirteach i rialaitheoirí a chruthú

Foghlaim conas rialaitheoirí modúlach cluichí atá inrochtaineacht a thógáil le bunaitheoirí ByoWave sa cheardlann saor in aisce seo ar leibhéal iontrála 1i.n.-3i.n. Déardaoin 24 Feabhra. Cláraigh ​​ANSEO.​


Bál na n-Iarchéimithe OÉ Gaillimh

Beidh Bál na n-Iarchéimithe ar ais Dé Máirt 22 Márta in Óstán Clayton. Áirítear ar thicéad €50: fáiltiú seaimpéin, béile 3 chúrsa, fíon, banna ceoil beo, DJ, both grianghraf agus iontais. Cláraigh ​​ANSEO.


Suirbhé ar Aip Meabhairshláinte

Tóg 2 nóiméad le do thoil leis an suirbhé seo a chomhlánú ag féachaint ar sheirbhísí meabhairshláinte do mhic léinn Ollscoile agus aip chun rochtain a fháil ar na seirbhísí meabhairshláinte seo. Déan an suirbhé ANSEO.


Imeachtaí Sóisialta Tae agus Caife Saor in Aisce le Cumann Mincéirs Whiden

Tar linn le do thoil, beidh Tae, Caife, Brioscaí, Milseáin, Seacláid agus Píotsa saor in aisce ar fáil gach Luan! Beidh an chéad cheann eile ar siúl 12i.n.-2i.n. Luan 21ú Feabhra i Seomraí Cruinnithe 1 & 2 thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Tá fáilte roimh gach ball de Chumann Whiden Mincéirs agus is féidir leat clárú leis an gcumann ar an lá mura bhfuil tú i do bhall, oscailte roimh gach Mac Léinn. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Disability Rights Clinic | Clinic um Cheárta Míchumais

Beidh Clinic Cearta Míchumais á reáchtáil ag d’Oifigeach um Chearta Daoine faoi Mhíchumas CML Niamh gach Luan ar Zoom 11am-1pm. NASC. Ná bíodh drogall ort bualadh isteach chun aon cheisteanna a d’fhéadfadh a bheith romhat a phlé. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais, déan teagmháil le:


Clár Patch

Is luasaire samhraidh 6 seachtaine SAOR IN AISCE é Patch d’fhiontraithe, teicneolaithe, eolaithe agus innealtóirí ionchasacha 16 – 21 bliain d’aois. Dúnann na hiarratais Dé Domhnaigh 20 Feabhra. Clúdaítear na costais go léir agus tá sparánacht sheachtainiúil ar fáil do gach rannpháirtí. Eolas agus iarratas ANSEO.


Nuachtán Sin

Tá eagrán 8 den nuachtán Sin amuigh anois leis an nuacht OÉG ar fad atá uait ann! Léigh níos mo ANSEO.


Ar chaill tú ár nDíolachán Leabhar?

Tá i bhfad níos mó leabhar (téacsleabhar san áireamh) thuas in Oifig Comhaltas na Mac Léinn. Tóg leat ach síntiús a fhágáil inár mbuicéad Carthanachta ag Comhaltas na Mac Léinn!


Caifé Pobail na Gaillimhe

Má tá gá agat le labhairt le duine éigin an deireadh seachtaine seo is seirbhís mheabhair-shláinte do dhaoine fásta SAOR IN AISCE é Caifé Pobail na Gaillimhe atá deartha + á reáchtáil ag daoine a bhfuil taithí saoil acu ar dhúshláin mheabhairshláinte. Tá sé lonnaithe i Mr Waffle os comhair an Ospidéil. Eolas + áirithint 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 (@nuigsu) agus Twitter.



Artice by
Joanna Brophy