SU Weekly Email 24 – 25th March 2021

SU Weekly Email 24 – 25th March 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn


Wind Down Week 1 / Seachtain Scíthe 1

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe / Lig do scíth agus faigh faoiseamh ón strus

Mon 29th March / Dé Luain, an 29 Márta

Tues 30th March / Dé Mairt 30 Márta

Weds 31st March / Dé Céadaoin 31 Márta

Thurs 1st April / Déardaoin 1 Aibreán

Fri 2nd April / Dé hAoine 2 Aibreán


Online Election Campaign Workshop this Monday

Learn how to run your #NUIGSU21 Election Campaign online with Labour Social Media Officer Katie Deegan 7pm this Mon 29th March. TICKETS / TICÉIDÍ


SUSI Review on Monday

The Government is holding a Public Consultation Review of Student Grant Scheme – SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). We will be holding our own review of SUSI Grant System at 5pm this Mon 29 March. ZOOM LINK


More Study Space!

Good news you can now book study space in the Bailey Allen Hall and the Library. Book online HERE


Sin Newspaper Issue 10

Catch up on all your NUIG news with the latest issue of Sin newspaper HERE


Want to go to USI Congress?

USI Congress is the annual meeting of students and student union officers from across the country to discuss students issues and debate motions which will determine the priorities of USI and it’s member organisations. It takes place Tues 6th – Thurs 8th April and applications to attend as part of the NUIG delegation close this Sat 27th March. Apply to be part of the NUIG Delegation HERE You can read the Motions for Congress HERE


SU Movie Night 8pm Tonight

Get the popcorn and join us every Thursday at 8pm. Get free tickets HERE


Special Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Meeting

We will be holding a special Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn meeting at 5pm Weds 31st of March. All Class Reps should attend. Zoom Link HERE


Marchathon FINAL Week!

Here’s the ways to win in the final week of the Marchathon which finishes this Sun 28th of March! Don’t forget to log all team members steps by 2pm Mon 29th March.

  • Teams that reach a weekly Team Average of 85,000 steps will be entered into a Prize Draw. This equates to approximately 12,100 steps per person per day.
  • For the final week of Marchathon we want to see you have fun and embracing the opportunity to connect once more with your Team Members. If it’s a photo collage, a selfie or even a screenshot of your walking virtual meeting, the only rule this week is we want to see you SMILE! To win, submit your smiling Team photo via our Marchathon Competition Entry Form by Mon 29th March at 2pm.
  • This week’s Limerick is all about your individual Marchathon journey and should include the word ‘change’. This competition is for individual entries only. For a chance to win, submit your Limerick via our Marchathon Competition Entry Form by 2pm on Fri 26th March.
  • Submit your ‘My Marchathon’ Story via our Marchathon Competition Entry Form by Mon 29th March at 5pm.
  • Best Team Members and Best Team Captains Prizes
  • Teams that reach the Top 25 and Top 150 of the Overall Leaderboard are also entered into a Prize Draw to win a Marchathon Goodie Bag.


Cara Connect Registration Deadline Tomorrow Fri 26th March

Cara Connect is a peer buddy programme that aims to increase social interaction amongst the NUIG student population. It looks to support the power of conversation and connection to help combat feelings of loneliness, isolation, and disconnection. Sign- up link HERE More Information.


Would you know how to spot a toxic relationship?

When someone is in a toxic relationship, it’s not easy to see or get out of it. Come to our talk at 5.30pm Tues 30th March to learn more. Tickets HERE


Skin Chat + Freebies!

As part of our Wind Down Week events we are hosting a Skin Chat – The Red Face: Acne & Rosacea with Dr Laura GP at 1pm on Thurs 1st of April. This is a great chance to ask questions about any skin issues you may be having and there’ll also be lots of LaRoche Posay and CeraVe goody bags! Sign up HERE


Stitch and Bitch

Our Stitch and Bitch knitting group is on every Tuesday at 7pm. Open to all crafters! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor more info.


Choose Your Own Challenge this April

Our final Charity Challenge of the year is coming up this April and it’s Choose Your Own Challenge time! If you’ve an idea for an event to raise funds for the SU Charities please get in touch via


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 workshop takes place 5.30pm-6.30pm Mon 29th March via Zoom. More info and sign up here.


Free Live Workouts this March!

Our free live workouts are continuing this March with Pilates Burn at 5.30pm each Monday and Full Body Workout at 5.30pm each Wednesday. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor the links.


Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE


Library LibQual Survey – Win a Phone!

The Library conducts a yearly survey so that the Library can be benchmarked against other similar libraries in Ireland, the UK, and further afield. This year’s LibQual survey is now open and it would be appreciated if you would take a few minutes to complete. You may choose to submit your name and enter a draw for a phone. Survey Link


Open Educational Resources (OER) for Students Event 3pm Thurs 1st April

This event talks about, and discusses, what OER are, why OER are good for students, and how you can get involved in OER creation. Also, we let you know about the OER grant scheme where applications are strongly encouraged from students as authors or co-creators. 20% of the OER grant scheme fund is ring-fenced for student applications. We also discuss the detail of the NUI Galway OER Grant scheme which is now open for applications from NUI Galway staff and students, with a deadline of 12 April 2021. The OER project and the OER grant scheme are funded the NUI Galway Student Project Fund. OER are free (for example, no cost textbooks) instructional materials anyone can create or customise for their own learning, teaching, or research. OER have the potential to offset the cost of educational materials and allow instructors to adapt them to suit their teaching approach. More info and tickets HERE


Gardening Talk 3pm TODAY

Laura O’Connor, ‘quarantine gardener’ will been sharing her gardening knowledge & skills to help you rejuvenate your flower beds or even a shared public garden or space. Come along if you would link to learn more and plan to get your gardening gloves out over the coming weeks!

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 961 2925 7413 Passcode: 924717


Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this April

  • 10am Thurs 1st April Using Zoom Effectively
  • 12pm Thurs 1st April Exam Preparation
  • 2pm Thurs 1st April Excel Training
  • 11am Mon 12th April Referencing & Plagiarism
  • 11am Tues 13th April How to Use the Academic Skills Hub Effectively
  • 4pm Weds 14th April Goal Setting & Motivation
  • 11am Thurs 15th April How to Create an Effective PowerPoint Presentation
  • TBC Developing Blackboard Skills

More info and Registration HERE


USI Connecting Creatives event tomorrow

Connecting Creatives – the networking and training event aimed at Creative Arts students will take place tomorrow Friday 26th March from 1.30pm-5.30pm and registration is now open. The registration form is here. It’s open to all students but particularly aimed towards creative arts students. Sessions will include topics like Promoting Yourself Online and Taxes & Finance Tips for Creative Professionals. There will also be a panel of recent creative arts graduates sharing their own experiences.


Giveaway: NUIG Student Innovation Hub

Partner with industry to solve real world problems, innovate and learn new skills. Become a member today and be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes, from One4All vouchers to AirPods and FitBits. To enter the giveaway, submit your student number HERE by 16th April.


Surf Club Yoga

NUIG Surf Club are offering free yoga sessions every Thursday ​at 5:30pm until the 29th of April! Unwind, destress and stretch out with Gabriel Humphreys. ZOOM LINK Meeting ID: 985 3335 6582 Passcode: coolbeans


Nominations for NUIG Alumni Awards Open

The NUI Galway Alumni Awards celebrates individual excellence and achievements amongst over 100,000 graduates worldwide. These awardees are leaders in their professions and excel in their fields on a national and international level. More info and nomination form HERE


Career Development Centre Events

TODAY Thurs Mar 25th

3-4pm – Employability Award Online Workshop

Mon Mar 29th

10-11am – Thinking About a Career in Cyber Security – Deloitte Women in Cyber

4-5pm – MICareer – Career and CV Workshop for Microbiology

Tue Mar 30th

10-11am – Deloitte Internship & Work Placement Infor sessions for 1st and 2nd year Students

12-1pm – Interview Skills Workshop

Weds Mar 31st

12-1pm – Careers in Youthwork

12–1pm – Jameson – Brand YOU


How COVID-19 has affected young adults and over 65’s in rural and urban areas

This survey aims to find out how COVID-19 has affected young adults and over 65’s in different areas in terms of their emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. Link for survey HERE


Inclusive Learning in Higher Education

As student populations become increasingly diverse, what can higher education institutions do to create a truly inclusive learning environment? How can we listen and respond to the needs and concerns of our students, while supporting staff to navigate an increasingly complex teaching and learning landscape? This two day virtual symposium takes place 11am-5.30pm Weds 7th and Thurs 8th of April. Register for free HERE


Easter Quiz for Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Galway Rape Crisis Centre are hosting a Fun filled Easter Quiz on Easter Sunday 4 April at 7p.m.  Entry fee €10 per family/team. Great prizes! Follow link to register here


Third-level students’ response to COVID-19 in Ireland

The aim of this study is to investigate how 3rd level students in Ireland are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by investigating students’ risk perception and preventive behaviours. Students can enter a draw for a €40 One4All voucher. All 3rd Level students can take part. The online survey can be accessed HERE


Free Irish Times Subscription

The Irish Times offers a free digital subscription to students whilst they are in full time undergraduate education. Get yours HERE


Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on students in third-level education

An anonymous student-led survey aiming to determine the impact of COVID-19 on students in Ireland, focusing on social-life, mental well-being, and the ability to perform in their academics. Take the survey HERE


How does our society and its leaders learn from and respond to global challenges?

Irish Aid is developing a new Strategic Plan for 2021 to 2024, and wants to hear from young people aged 16 to 30. On April 7th 3-6pm they will be hosting an online consultation for young people. More info and registration HERE


The relationship between Type I Diabetes and occupational performance among university students in Ireland: A cross-sectional study.

This 20-minute survey explores the interaction between Type I Diabetes management and the university lifestyle of students in Ireland. Complete survey HERE


Junior Chamber Ireland Open night Tonight

Join Junior Chamber Ireland for their free new members night at 7pm Tonight Thurs 25th March. More info and link HERE


March Lunch Meetups

March Lunch Meetups are an opportunity for you to meet your classmates, hang out on zoom, play games, win prizes and have a fun lunchtime. They’re on 1pm – 2pm, Mon – Thurs

  • Mon 29th March: 4th Year and Postgrad Arts
  • Tues 30th March: 4th Year and Postgrad Business & Law
  • Weds 31st March: 4th Year and Postgrad Engineering & Science
  • Thurs 1st April: 4th Year and Postgrad Medicine & Health Sciences

ZOOM links available HERE


#NUIGSU21 Elections

  • Full Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 7th April 2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 14th April  2021
  • SU Council Chair Nominations Open: 10am Thurs 8th April 2021


NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here


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