SU Weekly Email 26 – 16th March 2022

SU Weekly Email 26 – 16th March 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  


Galway Vigil for Ukraine 7pm Today

Bring a candle and join us and GMIT Students’ Union at 7pm today Weds 16th of March at Eyre Square to express solidarity with the people of Ukraine.


Brain Week | Seachtain Inchinne

6pm Today Weds 16th March Addiction Talk with Patrick Dooley Kelly (Online) Ticket Link


SU Clean Up

Our next SU Clean-up is at 2.30pm Friday 25th of March. Sign up HERE to help us make Galway a cleaner, greener place!


Comhairle Meeting

The final Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn (Class Rep Council) meeting of the year is at 6pm Monday 28th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. All Class Reps are asked to attend. There will be a Zoom option for those that can’t attend in person. Sign up HERE.


The Hair Raiser Challenge is back this March! 

Shave, dye or wax your hair to raise funds for the SU Charities – registration deadline 21st March! We will be having the big Hair Raiser finale night at Sult at 7.30pm on Thursday 31st of March. This is where you can show off your dye job or get shaved or waxed! There’ll be prizes for the top fundraisers too. Sign up HERE now and create your iDonate fundraising page HERE to start fundraising. Why not let your donors decide the fate of your hair?!


Workers’ Rights Panel Discussion

Join us for an online panel discussion 1pm-2pm Thursday 24th of March looking at the Rights of Workers in the Hospitality & Retail sectors. More info from



The NUIG Week 2 Marchathon top 5 teams are: 1. Route Gingers 2. Stepidemic 3. Silly Steppers 4. Storm Walker 5. Stride of Pride.  Well done everyone on another great week of getting those steps in!

Week 3 ways to win:

  • Enter the Team Photo Competition – the theme is Green!
  • Hit the Team Step Target 7,000 steps per person per day

Don’t forget to log all team steps by 2pm Monday at


Free Stuff in SU

Get your free antigen tests, reusable masks, condoms, period products and pregnancy tests from the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Sin Issue 10

You can read issue 10 of Sin newspaper HERE with all the NUIG news you need to know!


Free Workshops next week

  • 12pm-1pm Tues 22nd March Academic Writing (In person + Free Lunch)
  • 12pm-1pm Weds 23rd March Referencing and Plagiarism (In person + Free Lunch)
  • 6pm-7pm Thurs 24th March How To Structure a Convincing Point (Online)

Sign up at


The Student Survey is Open

Are you a 1st year, final year or Postgrad taught NUIG student? Take the Student Survey at and you could win a set of Apple AirPods or a FitBit! For each survey completed NUIG will donate €1 to the Student Hardship Fund – nearly €1000 has already been raised! This is a great chance to have your say and bring about positive changes at NUI Galway. Survey closing date Sunday 27th March.


Free Academic Supports

  • SUMS is a service providing informal mathematics support
  • Academic Writing Centre provides virtual one-on-one tutorials and email consultations on essay writing
  • ComputerDISC is a Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre



Amach! LGBT Galway are collaborating with Galway Against Homophobia for a #ChalkBack for Trans Day of Visibility campaign. They are doing a #ChalkBack campaign around transphobia and trans related experiences and issues. They are collecting anonymous experiences of trans/nb people around Galway and chalking them down around the city, anonymous submissions can be made HERE. They will also be having a Group Chalking Event in Eyre Square at 4pm on Tuesday 22nd March –  all welcome to join and chalk back together! 


Investigating the Impact of Social Camouflaging on Third Level Students’ Mental Health. 

We are investigating if there is a relationship between social camouflaging and Mental health outcomes for third level students in Ireland. Additionally we are interested in investigating if there is a relationship between social camouflaging and academic engagement. Take the survey HERE.


Help Develop a New Mental Health Resource

Jigsaw’s Youth Mental Health Promotion department for Higher and Further Education are partnering with a student representative group called TRIBE to develop a practical resource for students. It’s aim is to support students in their role of supporting their peers who may be presenting with mental health based challenges. We would like to invite students from further and higher education settings to a 1/1.5-hour online consult session (date and time TBC) to explore some of the initial ideas for this online initiative. We are still in the very early phases of scoping out this project idea – so ALL IDEAS are welcome. If you would be interested in participating in this online consultation or if you have any further queries about this project, please email


Survey about Students’ Engagement in Online Education

With the outbreak of Covid-19 many (if not all) of our classes were quickly moved online. But what was our collective experience of online learning? Did online teaching affect our performance, and did we have the necessary tools and skills to study online? This 2 minute very brief anonymous questionnaire aims to reflect the students’ experience of online teaching and learning and will provide valuable feedback to the university on how to improve such experiences in the future. Please click HERE and make your voice heard.


Research Project requires students with mobility impairments

Students with mobility impairments are being invited to express their interest in participating in a research project which seeks to explore the enablers and barriers to the participation of students with mobility impairments at university. If you would be comfortable being interviewed, please click



Nominations are open for The Mayor’s Awards

Closing date for nominations 4pm Friday 1st April. More info + nominations HERE.


Sources and Voices: Archives, Writing, and the Irish Diaspora: Mon March 28th 2:30pm

This webinar focuses on sources, voices, and recovered writings of the Irish-American diaspora from a range of historiographic perspectives. Free tickets HERE.


USI Congress

USI Congress takes place 11-14 April in The Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath. We are sending a delegation of students from NUIG to the event where you will be debating and setting issues of national student policy with Students’ Union members from all over Ireland. Priority for spaces at the event will go to Class Reps. Application form HERE. Please note you must be able to attend all 4 days of the in person event.


Free Breakfast

Get free porridge in Sult every morning when you buy any hot drink using your SU Card (while stocks last!)


5 Free Antigen Tests Per Week!

All NUIG students can get 5 free antigen tests per week. 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.


Saint Patrick’s Day Holiday Arrangements

Thursday 17th March and Friday 19th March are Bank Holidays so there’s no teaching on these days.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close 5pm Weds 16th March and reopen Mon 21st March.
  • Sult will close 11.30pm Weds 16th March and reopen 8.30am Mon 21st March.
  • The SU Shop will close Weds 16th March and reopen Mon 21st March.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Weds 16th March and reopen Mon 21st March.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Thurs 17th and Fri 18th March. They are open 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 19th March and 10am-5.30pm Sun 20th March.
  • The Reading Room will be open as normal 7am-2.30am every day.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 17th and Fri 18th March. For urgent/emergency medical issues during this time please go to their website for services which are available – please note there is a charge for these services.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh! |Happy St Patrick’s Day!


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  


Bigil na Gaillimhe don Úcráin 7i.n. inniu

Tabhair coinneal leat agus bí linn agus le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn in GMIT ag 7in.n Dé Céadaoin 16 Márta ar an bhFaiche Mhór chun dlúthpháirtíocht a léiriú le muintir na hÚcráine.


Brain Week | Seachtain Inchinne

6i.n. inniu Dé Céadaoin 16ú Caint ar an Andúil i Márta le Patrick Dooley Kelly (Ar Líne) Nasc Ticéad


Glantachán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Beidh ár gcéad Glantachán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn eile ar siúl ag 2i.n. ar an Luan 21 Feabhra. Cláraigh ANSEO chun cabhrú linn Gaillimh a dhéanamh ina háit is glaine, is glaise!


Cruinniú Comhairle

Beidh an cruinniú deireanach de Chomhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn (Class Rep Council) na bliana ar siúl ag 6i.n. Dé Luain 28 Márta in Amharclann Uí Fhlaithearta. Iarrtar ar gach Ionadaí Ranga a bheith i láthair. Beidh rogha Zoom ann dóibh siúd nach féidir leo freastal ar an láthair. Cláraigh ANSEO.


Tá an Dúshlán Gaisce Gruaige ar ais i mí an Mhárta!

Bearr nó cuir dath ar do chuid gruaige nó ciarlomadh a fháil le hairgead a chruinniú do Charthanachtaí Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – spriocdháta clárúcháin 21 Márta! Beidh oíche mhór deiridh an Ghaisce Gruaige againn i Sult ag 7.30i.n. Déardaoin 31 Márta. Seo áit ar féidir leat do chuma dathaithe a thaispeáint nó tú féin a bhearradh nó ciarlomadh a fháil! Beidh duaiseanna ar fáil do na daoine a dtiomsaíonn an méid airgid is mó freisin. Cláraigh  ANSEO anois agus cruthaigh do leathanach tiomsaithe airgid iDonate ANSEO chun tús a chur le tiomsú airgid. Cén fáth nach ligfidh tú do do dheontóirí cinneadh a dhéanamh ar a tharlóidh do do chuid gruaige?!


Díospóireacht Phainéil ar Chearta Oibrithe

Bígí linn le haghaidh díospóireacht phainéil ar líne 1i.n.-2i.n. Déardaoin 24 Márta ag ple le Cearta Oibrithe sna hearnálacha Fáilteachais & Miondíola. Tuilleadh eolais ó



Is iad na 5 foireann is fearr de Marchathon OÉG Seachtain 2: 1. Bealach Gingers 2. Stepidemic 3 . Steipeanna Amaideacha 4. Stoirm Walker 5. Stride of Pride. Maith sibh gach duine as seachtain iontach eile leis na céimeanna sin a bhaint amach!

Seachtain 3,  bealaí le buachan:

  • Cuir isteach ar Chomórtas Grianghrafadóireachta na Foirne – is é ‘Glas’ an téama!
  • Sroich an Sprioc Céim Foirne 7,000 céim in aghaidh an duine in aghaidh an lae

Ná déan dearmad gach céim den fhoireann a logáil isteach faoi 2i.n. Dé Luain ag


Rudaí saor in aisce i gComhaltas na Mac Leinn

Faigh do thástálacha antaigine saor in aisce, maisc in-athúsáidte, coiscíní, earraí míostraithe agus tástálacha toirchis ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn.


Sin Eagrán 10

Is féidir leat eagrán 10 den nuachtán Sin a léamh ANSEO leis an nuacht go léir a theastaíonn uait a bheith agat!


Ceardlanna saor in aisce an tseachtain seo chugainn

  • n. – 1i.n.- 22 Márta Scríbhneoireacht Acadúil (Ar an láthair + Lón Saor in Aisce)
  • n.-1i.n. Dé Céadaoin 23 Márta Tagairt agus Bradaíl (Ar an láthair + Lón Saor in Aisce)
  • n. -7i.n. Dé Máirt 24 Márta Conas Pointe Neartaithe a Struchtúrú (Ar Líne)

Cláraigh ag


Tá an Suirbhé Mac Léinn Oscailte

An mac léinn de chuid na chéad bhliana, bliain na céime nó de chuid na hiarchéime múinte OÉG tú? Tabhair faoi Shuirbhé na Mac  Léinn ag agus d’fhéadfá péire de Apple AirPods nó FitBit a bhuachan! I gcás gach suirbhé a chríochnófar bronnfaidh OÉG € 1 ar an gCiste Cruatain do Mhic Léinn – tá €1000 tiomsaithe cheana féin! Is deis iontach é seo le do thuairim a chur in iúl agus athruithe dearfacha a thabhairt i gcrích in OÉ Gaillimh. Dúnfaidh an suirbhé Dé Domhnaigh 27 Márta.


Tacaíochtaí Acadúla saor in aisce,

  • SUMS is seirbhís í a chuireann tacaíocht matamaitice neamhfhoirmiúil ar fáil
  • Ionad Scríbhneoireacht Acadúil soláthraíonn sé ranganna teagaisc fíorúil duine ar dhuine agus comhairliúcháin ríomhphoist ar aisti a scríobh
  • Is Ionad Tacaíochta ‘Buail Isteach’ Ríomhchlárúcháin é ComputerDISC



Amach! Tá LADT Gaillimh ag comhoibriú le Gaillimh i gCoinne Homafóibe le haghaidh feachtas #ChalkBack don fheachtas feasachta – Lá Trasinscneach. Tá feachtas #ChalkBack ar siúl acu maidir le trasfóibe agus le heispéiris agus saincheisteanna a bhaineann le trasfóibe. Tá siad ag bailiú taithí anaithnid ar dhaoine trasinscneach/nb timpeall na Gaillimhe agus á n- ainmniú timpeall na cathrach. Is féidir aighneachtaí gan ainm a dhéanamh  .ANSEO. Beidh Ócáid Group Chalking acu ar an bhFaiche Mhór ag 4i.n. ar an Máirt 22 Márta – fáilte roimh chách a bheith páirteach le chéile arís!




Imscrúdú a dhéanamh ar an Tionchar atá ag Ceilt Shóisialta ar Mheabhairshláinte Mac Léinn Tríú Leibhéal.

Táimid ag fiosrú an bhfuil gaol idir ceilt shóisialta agus torthaí Meabhairshláinte do mhic léinn tríú leibhéal in Éirinn. Ina theannta sin, tá suim againn imscrúdú a dhéanamh má tá caidreamh idir ceilt shóisialta agus rannpháirtíocht acadúil. Líon an suirbhé amach ANSEO.


Cuidigh chun Áis Nua Mheabhairshláinte a Fhorbairt

Tá Roinn Cothú Meabhairshláinte Óige Jigsaw um Ardoideachas agus Breisoideachas i gcomhpháirtíocht le grúpa ionadaíoch mac léinn ar a dtugtar TRIBE, chun áis phraiticiúil a fhorbairt do mhic léinn. Tá sé mar aidhm aige tacú le mic léinn ina ról le bheith ag tacú lena bpiaraí a d’fhéadfadh dúshláin mheabhairshláinte a bheith orthu. Ba mhaith linn cuireadh a thabhairt do mhic léinn ó shuíomhanna breisoideachais agus ardoideachais chuig seisiún comhairliúcháin 1/1.5 uair an chloig ar líne (dáta agus am le deimhniú) chun cuid de na smaointe tosaigh don tionscnamh ar líne seo a fhiosrú. Táimid fós sna céimeanna tosaigh den mhachnamh ar an tionscadal seo – mar sin tá fáilte roimh GACH smaoineamh. Más spéis leat páirt a ghlacadh sa chomhairliúchán ar líne seo nó má tá aon cheist eile agat faoin tionscadal seo, seol ríomhphost le do thoil chuig


Suirbhé ar Rannpháirtíocht Mac Léinn san Oideachas ar Líne

Nuair a bhris Covid-19, aistríodh go leor (mura gach ceann) dár ranganna ar líne. Ach cad é ár dtaithí choiteann den fhoghlaim ar líne? An raibh tionchar ag an teagasc ar líne ar ár bhfeidhmíocht, agus an raibh na huirlisí agus na scileanna riachtanacha againn chun staidéar a dhéanamh ar líne? Tá sé mar aidhm ag an gceistneoir gearr gan ainm 2 nóiméad seo eispéireas na mac léinn ar theagasc agus ar fhoghlaim ar líne a léiriú agus cuirfidh sé aiseolas luachmhar ar fáil don ollscoil maidir le conas eispéiris den sórt sin a fheabhsú sa todhchaí. Cliceáil ANSEO , le do thoil, chun cluas isteach a chruthú do do ghuth.


Teastaíonn mic léinn le laigí gluaiseachta ó Thionscadal Taighde

Tá cuireadh á thabhairt do mhic léinn ag a bhfuil lagú soghluaisteachta orthu spéis a léiriú i bpáirt a ghlacadh i dtionscadal taighde a fhéachann le hiniúchadh a dhéanamh ar chumasaithe agus ar bhacainní rannpháirtíochta mac léinn ag a bhfuil lagú soghluaisteachta orthu, san ollscoil. Dá mbeifeá ar do chompord agus tú faoi agallamh, cliceáil anseo, le do thoil.



Tá ainmniúcháin oscailte do Ghradaim an Mhéara

Is é an dáta deiridh le haghaidh ainmniúchán 4i.n., Dé hAoine 1 Aibreán. Tuilleadh eolais + ainmniúcháin ANSEO.


Foinsí agus Guthanna: Cartlanna, Scríbhneoireacht, agus Diaspóra na hÉireann: Dé Luain 28 Márta 2:30i.n.

Díríonn an seimineár gréasáin seo ar fhoinsí, ar ghuthanna, agus ar scríbhinní athghafa an diaspóra Éireannach-Mheiriceánach ó raon de pheirspictíochtaí staire. Ticéid saor in aisce ANSEO.


Comhdháil AMLÉ

Beidh Comhdháil AMLÉ ar siúl 11-14 Aibreán in Óstán Knightsbrook, Baile Átha Troim, Co. An Mhí Tá toscaireacht mac léinn ó OÉ Gaillimh á gcur againn chuig an ócáid. Pléifear agus socrófar saincheisteanna a bhaineann le beartas náisiúnta na mac léinn le baill Aontas na Mac Léinn ó gach cearn d’Éirinn. Tabharfar tosaíocht do spásanna ag an imeacht chuig Ionadaithe Ranga. Foirm iarratais ANSEO. Tabhair faoi deara le do thoil nach mór duit a bheith in ann freastal ar na 4 lá ar fad den imeacht ar an láthair.


Bricfeasta Saor in Aisce

Faigh leite saor in aisce gach maidin i Sult nuair a cheannaíonn tú aon deoch the ag baint úsáid as do Chárta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn (fad a bheidh sé i stoc!)


5 Thástáil Antaigine Saor in Aisce gach Seachtain!

Is féidir le gach mac léinn OÉ Gaillimh 5 thástáil antaigin saor in aisce a fháil in aghaidh na seachtaine. 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.


Socruithe Saoire Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Déardaoin 17 Márta agus Dé hAoine 19ú Márta, is Laethanta Saoire Bainc iad agus mar sin níl aon teagasc ann ar na laethanta seo.

  • Dúnfaidh Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ag 5i.n. Dé Céadaoin 16 Márta agus osclóidh sí arís Dé Luain 21 Márta.
  • Dúnfar Sult 30i.n. Dé Céadaoin 16 Márta agus athosclófar 8.30r.n. Dé Luan 21 Márta.
  • Dúnfar Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Dé Céadaoin 16 Márta agus athosclófar Dé Luain 21 Márta.
  • Dúnfar Caifé Smokey’s ar an 16 Márta agus athosclófar é ar an 21 Márta.
  • Beidh Leabharlann Shéamais Uí Argadáin dúnta ar an 17 agus ar an Aoine 18 Márta. Tá siad ar oscailt 8.30r.n.-5.30i.n. Dé Sathairn 19 Márta agus 10r.n.-5.30i.n. Dé Domhnaigh 20 Márta.
  • Beidh an Seomra Léitheoireachta ar oscailt mar is gnách 7r.n.-2.30r.n. gach lá.
  • Dúnfar Aonad Sláinte na Mac Léinn ar an Déardaoin 17ú agus Aoine 18 Márta. Le haghaidh saincheisteanna leighis práinneacha/éigeandála i rith an ama seo téigh chuig a suíomh gréasáin maidir le seirbhísí atá ar fáil – tabhair faoi deara go bhfuil táille ar na seirbhísí seo.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh! | Happy St Patrick’s Day!


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