SU Weekly Email 26 – 16th March 2023

SU Weekly Email 26 – 16th March 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 


Clean Up on Monday

Join the SU Climate Crew 14:00-17:00 Mon 20th March to mark World Water Day with a clean-up of Terryland Forest Park! Meet at the SU Office – clean up supplies provided. Complimentary tea/coffee at Sult afterwards! More info from


International Student Quiz Night Wednesday

We have a great Quiz Night for International Students 7pm Weds 22nd March at Sult. The event is raising funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Galway Simon Community. There’s some great prizes to be won so get your tickets HERE.


Drag Race Tickets

The SU Drag Race will take place 8pm Thurs 30th March at Sult in aid of the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Galway Simon Community. Your fabulous University of Galway Qweens and Kings have been training hard and will be joined on the night by Annie Naggins and Steven Sharpe. Tickets on sale HERE.


Seachtain na Gaeilge


St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday

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

Tomorrow Friday 17th of March is a Bank Holiday so there’s no teaching and the SU Office, Cloakroom, Síbín, Sult, SU Shop and Smokey’s Café will all be closed. The Library is closed on Friday and Sunday but open Saturday 18th 8.30am-2.30pm. The Reading Room will be open as normal. There’s loads of FREE St. Patrick’s Day events taking place in Galway all weekend – more info HERE.


Wellbeing Week

As we head to the end of semester we’ve our Wellbeing Week events starting 27th March to give you a chance to take a break, mind yourself and of course get lots of freebies! There’ll be yoga, walks, dance fitness and lots more. Sign up and get more info HERE.


Election Results

Big thanks to everyone who came out to vote in the SU Elections and well done to all the candidates and their teams. You can find the full time officer results HERE and the part time officer results HERE. Your new SU Officers will take up their positions on the 1st of July but the current officers are here for you until then if you need anything! Give them a shout HERE.


Last Comhairle Meeting of the year!

Our final Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn meeting this year is on 6pm Mon 27th March in the Bailey Allen Hall. ALL students are invited to attend. The meeting will include the SU AGM and hustings for the Union of Students in Ireland Officer elections. Sign up to attend HERE.

Join the SU Climate Crew

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


USA Summer Camp Info Session Thurs 23rd March

USA Summer Camp will be holding an info session at 2pm Thurs 23rd March in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.  If you’re interested in doing a J1 next summer and working at American or Canadian summer camps or doing the Canadian ski season don’t miss out on getting all the info you need. Start your application today by clicking here and then meet the team on campus! Any questions – email


Do you know a person or group that deserves to be recognised for their service to students or student life this year?

Nominations for the 2023 Student Achievement Awards Ireland are NOW open. Full list of categories & how to nominate HERE.


Take 1 hour for your Mental Health

We will be having another FREE online 5 A Day for Mental Health 1 hour workshop with Jigsaw 6.30pm-7.30pm Mon 27th March for Wellbeing Week. More info and sign up HERE.


Exam Jam Podcasts

As part of Galway Exams 101, the Exam Jam series of podcasts cover all you need to get exam ready. They’re available on Sound Cloud and Spotify – listen to the first two podcasts “Your First Year Exams Survival Guide” and “Destress for Success” now. More coming soon!


Paediatric Society Healthy Heroes Event

Our spidey-senses are tingling… and telling us WE NEED YOU! Our annual Child Health Day ‘Healthy Heroes’ returns on Thurs 30th of March. Help us educate children on healthy eating, their mental wellbeing and physical health. From helping with face painting to doing mini science experiments, there is something for everyone! The only superhero quality required: ENTHUSIASM that will blow our minds. Link to sign up HERE.


Experience Africa

If you want to experience African culture, then come along to this free event 1pm Weds 22nd March in Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be a Gallery Exhibition, Afro food celebration, Knowledge Games, Music & Dance. Open to all staff & students.


Pop Up Clinic on Campus

  • Tues 21st March HPV Vaccine Pop Up Clinic beside Smokey’s Café. Book an appointment HERE.

Summer Jobs

The University Accommodation provider Campus Living is currently recruiting for the following summer roles: Housekeeping supervisors & assistants, Receptionists, Maintenance & grounds staff, Shop/café staff and Night porters. Salary rates vary depending on the position and experience. More info HERE.


Nelson Mandela Anti-Racism Week 2023

There are over 20 free events taking place on campus to mark Nelson Mandela Anti-Racism Week 20-24 March. This includes an event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s Conferring Ceremony, Race Equality Training and guest speakers RTÉ Emer O’Neill, and authors Ashwin Chacko, Mary Watson and Sharmilla Beezmohun.


Beginner 3D Design FREE Workshop

Have you ever wanted to design your own items to 3D print but don’t know where to start? 3D Design with OnShape is for you! Weds 22nd March 13:00-14:00 in the Library Training Room.


The President’s Award for Volunteering

The ALIVE Certificate is awarded to students that have volunteered this year! Login to YourSpace Click President’s Award + complete your volunteering diary to be awarded and invited to special ceremony with the President. Deadline Mon 20th March. Email


The Waffle Society presents ‘Odd one out’

A gameshow where we will have imposters try and fool their fellow contestants as well as the crowd. Are your investigative abilities enough to find the mole? Or do you think you can fool everyone? Apply now for the chance to partake HERE.


“Open Talk: Communication, Understanding and Compassion” 

Join us as we come together to foster mutual understanding between international & local Irish people, students, & leadership, & create a more compassionate community 2pm Thurs 23rd March in the Aula Maxima.  Refreshments will be provided. Register here.


Neurodivergent Society Brain Week

Neurodivergent Society have a great week of events lined up from 20th -24th March as part of Brain Week. More info can be found  here


Join a society committee! AGMs coming up this month

Want to join a society committee? Societies are wrapping up for the academic year and will be electing new members for the 2023/2024 committee. If you would like to get involved, check out the society calendar to find out which society AGM you would like to run for.


Volunteer for the St Patrick’s Day Parade with Trocaire!

Join in the fun and march in the Galway St Patrick’s Day parade on Fri 17th Mach with Trocaire. Experience the behind the scenes and Shop Street in a unique opportunity. Email to join in! 


Relay for Life
Relay for Life is taking place in Áras na Mac Léinn and College Green 10am-10pm Monday 20th March, from 10am-10pm. Sign up as a team to participate and raise funds. More information here


‘Whist A Thary’: Traveller and Roma Film Festival

This four day curated festival of critically acclaimed film highlights this tradition and brings members of the Traveller and Roma communities from inside and beyond the University together with the wider University community and the general public in a discussion of how diverse ethnicities can be celebrated in and through media. ‘Whist A Thary’ is a phrase from the Irish Cant language which translates as ‘Stop your talking and look’. Dates: 21st – 24th March Venue: Bank of Ireland Theatre, Áras na Mac Léinn


Student Focus Group for PhD Research 

Calling all first-year undergrad students! If you applied to University of Galway through the CAO, please consider taking part in a 30 minute focus group to contribute to PhD research on new media marketing. Free pizza will be provided, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a €100 One4All voucher. Please select from one of the dates in March here.

Free online talks

  • March 22nd 5pm (Ireland): Who supports extremism? By Christie Tetreault.
  • May 3rd 4pm (Ireland): Suicide and Self-Harm in Correctional and Psychiatric Populations by Bryce Stoliker.

Both talks are free and open to anyone who is interested and will be 45-55 minutes including a Q&A. They will be done on Zoom/Teams. Log your interest to get the links. Note: these talks contain sensitive material and may be triggering for some


Interdisciplinary Summer School in Groningen on Microplastics 10-14 July

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 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


Glantachán – Dé Luain

Téigh le Criú Aeráide Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 14:00-17:00 Luan 20 Márta chun Lá Domhanda an Uisce a chomóradh le glantachán i bPáirc Foraoise Thír Oileáin! Buail le chéile in Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – cuirtear earraí glantacháin ar fáil. Tae/caife saor in aisce ag Sult ina dhiaidh sin! Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó


Oíche Thráth na gCeist do Mhic Léinn Idirnáisiúnta

Tá Tráth na gCeist iontach againn do Mhic Léinn Idirnáisiúnta 7i.n. ar an gCéadaoin 22 Márta ag Sult. Tá an ócáid ag bailiú airgid d’Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus do Chlann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe. Tá roinnt duaiseanna iontacha le buachan, mar sin faigh do thicéid ANSEO.


Ticéid don Rás Draig

Beidh Rás Draig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar siúl 8i.n. Déardaoin 30 Márta ag Sult mar chabhair do Charthanais an Chomhaltais; Ionad Géarchéime um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus Clann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe. Bhí do Bhanríonacha agus Rítheacha Ollscoil na Gaillimhe ag traenáil go dian agus beidh Annie Naggins agus Steven Sharpe linn ar an oíche. Ticéid ar díol ANSEO.


Seachtain na Gaeilge


Lá Saoire Bainc Lá Fhéile Pádraig

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

Is Lá Saoire Bainc é amárach, Dé hAoine 17 Márta, agus mar sin níl aon teagasc ann agus beidh Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, Seomra na gCóta, Síbín, Sult, Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus  Smokey’s Café dúnta. Tá an Leabharlann dúnta Dé hAoine agus Dé Domhnaigh ach oscailte Dé Sathairn 18 8.30r.n.-2.30i.n. Beidh an Seomra Léitheoireachta ar oscailt mar is gnáth. Tá go leor imeachtaí Lá Fhéile Pádraig SAOR IN AISCE ar siúl i nGaillimh an deireadh seachtaine ar fad – tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


An tSeachtain Fholláine

Agus muid ag druidim ar deireadh an tseimeastair, tá imeachtaí Sheachtain na Folláine againn ón 27 Márta chun deis a thabhairt duit sos a ghlacadh, aire a thabhairt duit agus ar ndóigh neart aiscíní saora a fháil! Beidh ióga, siúlóidí,  aclaíocht damhsa agus go leor leor eile. Clárúchán agus tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Torthaí an Toghcháin

Buíochas mór le gach duine a tháinig amach chun vóta a chaitheamh i dToghcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus maith sibh do na hiarrthóirí go léir agus dá bhfoirne. Is féidir leat torthaí na n-oifigeach lánaimseartha a fháil ANSEO agus torthaí na n-oifigeach páirtaimseartha ANSEO. Glacfaidh d’Oifigigh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn nua a bpoist ar an 1 Iúil ach tá na hoifigigh reatha anseo duit go dtí sin má theastaíonn aon rud uait! Gabh i dteagmháil leo ANSEO.


Cruinniú Comhairle deireanach na bliana!

Beidh ár gcruinniú cinniúnach de Chomhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn i mbliana ar siúl ar 6i.n. Dé Luain 27 Márta i Halla Bailey Allen. Tugtar cuireadh do GACH mac léinn a bheith i láthair. Cuimseoidh an cruinniú toghcháin CGB Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus toghcháin d’Oifigeach Aontas na Mac Léinn in Éirinn. Cláraigh chun freastal ANSEO.

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 Márta i Seomra Cruinnithe 1 + 2 thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Tá fáilte roimh chách.


Seisiún Eolais faoi Champa Samhraidh Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá ar an Déardaoin 23 Márta

Beidh seisiún eolais á reáchtáil ag Campa Samhraidh SAM ag 2i.n.Déardaoin 23 Márta in The Space thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn.  Más spéis leat J1 a dhéanamh an samhradh seo chugainn agus a bheith ag obair i gcampaí samhraidh i Meiriceá nó i gCeanada nó séasúr sciála Cheanada a dhéanamh, ná caill amach ar an eolas go léir a theastaíonn uait a fháil. Tosaigh d’iarratas inniu trí chliceáil anseo agus ansin buail leis an bhfoireann ar an gcampas! Aon cheist – seol ríomhphost chuig


An bhfuil aithne agat ar dhuine nó ar ghrúpa ar fiú aitheantas a thabhairt dóibh as a gcuid seirbhíse do mhic léinn nó do shaol na mac léinn i mbliana?

Tá ainmniúcháin le haghaidh Ghradaim Gnóthachtála Mac Léinn na hÉireann 2023 oscailte ANOIS. Liosta iomlán na gcatagóirí agus conas ainmniúchán a dhéanamh ANSEO.


Tóg 1 uair an chloig do do Mheabhairshláinte

Beidh ceardlann eile SAOR IN AISCE againn do  5 rud in aghaidh an Lae do do Mheabhairshláinte ar líne le Jigsaw 6.30i.n.-7.30i.n. Dé Luain 27 Márta don tSeachtain Fholláine. Tuilleadh eolais agus clárúchán ANSEO.


Podchraoltaí Exam Jam

Mar chuid de Scrúduithe na Gaillimhe 101, clúdaíonn an tsraith podchraoltaí Exam Jam gach rud atá uait le bheith ullamh don scrúdú. Tá siad ar fáil ar Sound Cloud agus Spotify – éist leis an gcéad dá phodchraoladh “Your First Year Exams Survival Guide” agus “Destress for Success” anois. Tuilleadh ag teacht go luath!


Imeacht na Laochra Sláintiúla leis an gCumann Péidiatrach

Tá ár gcéadfaí damhán alla á ndrithlíní … agus ag insint dúinn, TÁ TÚ UAINN! Beidh ár Lá Sláinte Leanaí bliantúil ‘Laochra Sláintiúla’ ar ais ar Déardaoin 30 Márta. Cabhraigh linn oideachas a chur ar leanaí maidir le bia sláintiúil, a bhfolláine mheabhrach agus a sláinte fhisiciúil. Idir chabhrú le péinteáil aghaidhe agus mionthurgnaimh eolaíochta a dhéanamh, tá rud éigin ann do gach duine! An t-aon tréith sárlaoch atá ag teastáil: DÍOGRAIS a bhainfeadh ár n-anáil dúinn. Nasc le clárú ANSEO.


Faigh eispéireas ar an Afraic

Más mian leat cultúr na hAfraice a bhlaiseadh, tar chuig an imeacht saor in aisce seo ag 1i.n. Dé Céadaoin 22 Márta in Áras na Mac Léinn. Beidh Taispeántas Gailearaí, ceiliúradh bia Afra, Cluichí Eolais, Ceol & Damhsa. Oscailte do gach ball foirne agus mac léinn.


Clinic Pop Up ar an gCampas

  • Dé Máirt 21 Clinic Pop Up Vacsaín HPV do mhí an Mhárta, in aice le Smokey’s Café. Cuir coinne in áirithe ANSEO.

Poist Samhraidh

Tá soláthraí Lóistín na hOllscoile Campus Living ag earcú faoi láthair do na róil samhraidh seo a leanas: Maoirseoirí & cúntóirí tís, Fáilteoirí, foireann Cothabhála & tailte, foireann Siopa/caifé agus Doirseoirí Oíche. Athraíonn rátaí tuarastail ag brath ar an bpost agus ar an taithí. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Seachtain Fhrithchiníochais Nelson Mandela 2023

Tá os cionn 20 imeacht saor in aisce ar siúl ar an gcampas chun Seachtain Frithchiníochais Nelson Mandela 20 -24 Márta a chomóradh. Áirítear leis seo imeacht chun comóradh a dhéanamh ar 20 Bliain de Shearmanas Bronnta Nelson Mandela, Oiliúint Comhionannais Cine agus aoichainteoirí RTÉ Emer O’Neill, agus na húdair Ashwin Chacko, Mary Watson agus Sharmilla Beezmohun.


Ceardlann Dearadh 3T SAOR IN AISCE do Ghlanthosaitheoirí

Ar theastaigh uait riamh do chuid earraí féin a dhearadh chun priontáil 3T a dhéanamh ach níl a fhios agat cá háit le tosú? Tá Dearadh 3T le OnShape ann ar do shon! Dé Céadaoin 22 Márta 13:00-14:00 sa Seomra Oiliúna Leabharlainne.


Gradam an Uachtaráin as Obair Dheonach

Bronntar an Teastas BEO ar mhic léinn a rinne obair dheonach i mbliana! Logáil isteach i YourSpace Cliceáil Gradam an Uachtaráin + críochnaigh do dhialann oibre deonaí le go mbronnfar gradam ort agus le cuireadh chuig searmanas speisialta leis an Uachtarán a fháil. Spriocdháta: Dé Luain 20 Márta. Seol ríomhphost chuig


Cuireann The Waffle Society ‘An Ceann Corr’ i láthair

Seó cluichí ina mbeidh cluanairí againn chun iarracht a dhéanamh dallamullóg a chur ar a gcomhiomaitheoirí chomh maith leis an slua. An bhfuil do chumas imscrúdaitheach dóthanach chun an brathadóir a aimsiú? Nó an dóigh leat gur féidir dallamullóg a chur ar gach duine? Déan iarratas anois ar an deis a bheith rannpháirteach ANSEO.


“Caint Oscailte: Cumarsáid, Tuiscint agus Comhbhá”

Bí linn agus muid ag teacht le chéile chun comhthuiscint a chothú idir daoine idirnáisiúnta & áitiúla na hÉireann, mic léinn & ceannaireacht, agus pobal níos atruaí a chruthú 2i.n.Déardaoin 23 Márta san Aula Maxima. Cuirfear sólaistí ar fáil. Cláraigh anseo.


Seachtain Inchinne – Cumann Néara-éagsúil

Tá seachtain iontach imeachtaí ag an gCumann Néara-éagsúil ón 20ú -24ú Márta mar chuid de Sheachtain Inchinne. Is féidir tuilleadh eolais a fháil  anseo


Glac páirt i gcoiste cumainn! Cruinnithe cinn bhliana ag teacht aníos an mhí seo

An mian leat a bheith páirteach i gcoiste cumainn? Tá cumainn ag críochnú don bhliain acadúil agus beidh siad ag toghadh comhaltaí nua do choiste 2023/2024. Más mian leat a bheith páirteach, féach ar fhéilire an chumainn chun a fháil amach cén CGB cumann ar mhaith leat a bheith san iomaíocht dó.


Bí i d’Oibrí Deonach do Pharáid na Féile Pádraig le Trócaire!

Ghlac mé páirt sa spraoi agus sa mhórshiúl i bparáid Lá Fhéile Pádraig na Gaillimhe Dé hAoine 17 Márta le Trócaire. Faigh blaiseadh de bheith ag obair sa chúlra agus Sráid an tSiopa i ndeis uathúil. Seol ríomhphost chuig le bheith páirteach!


Rás Sealaíochta ar son na Beatha

Beidh Rás Sealaíochta ar son na Beatha ar siúl in Áras na Mac Léinn agus ar Fhaiche an Choláiste 10r.n. -10i.n. Dé Luain 20 Márta, ó 10r.n.-10i.n. Cláraigh mar fhoireann chun páirt a ghlacadh agus cistí a bhailiú. Tá tuilleadh eolais anseo.


‘A Whist and Thary’: Féile Scannán an Lucht Siúil agus na Romach

Leagann an fhéile ceithre lá coimeádta seo de scannán, a bhfuil ardmholadh faighte aici, béim ar an traidisiún seo agus tugann sé baill de phobal an Lucht Siúil agus na Romach ón taobh istigh agus taobh amuigh den Ollscoil le chéile le pobal na hOllscoile agus an pobal i gcoitinne i bplé ar an gcaoi ar féidir grúpaí eitneacha éagsúla a cheiliúradh sna meáin agus tríd na meáin. Frása Caintis na hÉireann is ea ’A Whist Thary’ a aistríonn ‘Stop do chaint agus breathnaigh’. Dátaí: 21 – 24 Márta Ionad: Amharclann Bhanc na hÉireann, Áras na Mac Léinn


Fócasghrúpa Mac Léinn le haghaidh Taighde PhD

Ag glaoch ar gach mac léinn fochéime sa chéad bhliain! Má rinne tú iarratas ar Ollscoil na Gaillimhe tríd an CAO, smaoinigh le do thoil ar pháirt a ghlacadh i ngrúpa fócais 30 nóiméad le cur le taighde PhD ar mhargaíocht na meán nua. Cuirfear píotsa ar fáil saor in aisce , agus cuirfear isteach ar chrannchur thú chun dearbhán €100 One4All a bhuachan. Roghnaigh ó cheann de na sé dháta i mí an Mhárta anseo.

Cainteanna ar líne saor in aisce

  • 22 Márta 5i.n. (Éire): Cé a thacaíonn leis an antoisceachas? Le Christie Tetreault.
  • 3 Bealtaine 4i.n. (Éire): Féinmharú agus Féindhíobháil i bPobail Cheartúcháin agus Shíciatracha le Bryce Stoliker.

Tá an dá chaint saor in aisce agus oscailte do dhuine ar bith a bhfuil suim acu ann agus mairfidh siad 45 -55 nóiméad, Ceisteanna & Freagraí san áireamh. Déanfar iad ar Zoom/Teams. Cláraigh do spéis chun na naisc a fháil. Tabhair faoi deara: tá ábhar íogair sna cainteanna seo agus d’fhéadfadh sé ina ábhar trom do roinnt daoine


Scoil Samhraidh Idirdhisciplíneach i Groningen ar Mhicreaphlaistigh 10 -14 Iúil

Tuilleadh eolais 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 agus Twitter.


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