SU Weekly Email 28 – 22nd April 2021

SU Weekly Email 28 – 22nd April 2021

Weekly Email

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


VOTE TODAY 9am-9pm

Voting takes place online 9am-9pm today to elect your SU President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer for 2021/22.

You will also be asked to vote yes or no in the Student Levy Referendum. Your vote is your voice so please use it.

Information about the Student Levy referendum is available HERE

Information about all your Election candidates is available HERE



Notice of Referendum 29th April

On Thursday 29th April you will be asked to vote in two referenda to amend the SU Constitution. Both constitutional amendments were proposed by SU Council on 31 March 2021.

  1. The first amendment, if passed will result in the creation of a part-time Environmental and Sustainability Officer.
  2. The second amendment, if passed, will result in the Chairperson of SU Council being replaced with an external independent Chairperson.

Voting will be via our online Election portal and will take place alongside voting in our Part Time Officer Elections. More info HERE

Queries? Please contact


#NUIGSU21 Part Time Officer Elections

Nominations are now closed for SU Part Time Officer positions for 2021/22. Voting will take place HERE 9am-9pm next Thursday 29th April together with voting in the Referendum on SU Officer Positions.


Sin Newspaper Election Special

Get all the information about your SU Election candidates and the Student Levy Referendum in Sin newspaper HERE


The NUIG Chase is on Tomorrow!

We have teamed up with NUIG Law Society, FLAC Society and ELSA Society to put on an NUIG version of The Chase in aid of the SU Charities 6pm-8pm on Fri 23rd April. Our Quizmaster will be Paula Healy from Flirt FM and we have some great chasers lined up:

  • Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh (NUI Galway President)
  • Larry Donnelly (NUI Galway Law Lecturer and Director of Clinical Legal Education and political columnist)
  • Michael Coyne (NUI Galway Law IT Administrator)
  • Dr Brian Tobin (NUI Galway Law Lecturer)

Get tickets HERE


Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Come along to our Hump Day Hoolie at 7.30pm every Wednesday for speed friending, games and prizes! Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE


Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Meeting

The 6th Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn meeting of the year will take place at 6pm this Mon 26th of April on zoom. All Class Reps should attend. More info from


New SUSI Applications Open Today

New applications for SUSI Grands for the 2021/22 academic year will open today Thursday 22nd of April. The priority closing date for new applications is the 8th of July 2021. Renewal applications are already open. You need to apply to renew your grant every year. More Info


Extra Study Space + Sitting Exams On Campus

You can now book study space in the Reading Room in addition to the spaces available in the Library and the Bailey Allen Hall. Book your space HERE.

If you want to sit your exams on Campus you need to apply before Friday 7th May HERE

The Semester 2 exam session runs from Tues 18th May to Fri 4thJune 2021. Exam Timetables and more information is available here. Repeat exams will take place Mon 9th – Thurs 19th August. Our Mid-Semester Survival Guide has some handy tips HERE.


NUIG Environmental & Sustainability Group

The NUIG Environmental and Sustainability student group has a new Instagram Page ecostudents.nuig you can also find them on Twitter HERE.They meet every fortnight and all NUIG students are welcome to join!


Struggling to Understand?

Help is available from:


Fitness Training, Health and Nutrition Talk

Join this talk at 6pm Tues 4th May with Gary O’Daly from the @gaz_gaelic_guide Instagram Page. Get all your questions about fitness training, health and nutrition answered and get set for Exam Season and the summer beyond! Tickets are donation based with all funds going to the SU Charities. Event in conjunction with 1BC8 Global Commerce/Alpha Captivators. More info and tickets HERE


EYE on the Edge This Weekend – Get your Tickets Now!

EYE on the Edge takes place this weekend with an amazing line up of FREE Events! Get your free tickets now HERE


Free Academic Skills Online

The NUIG Library Academic Skills service is now available via online chat! More information HERE


Alive Application Deadline Tomorrow

The Deadline for Alive Volunteering Certificate applications is tomorrow Fri 23rd April. More info from


Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are back on sale from the SU Website HERE and also from the SU Shop in the Library basement. They make a really handy present that you can put in the post! All proceeds from sock sales go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.


USI Student Achievement Awards Ireland

The Student Achievement Awards is the annual opportunity for the Student Movement in Ireland to recognize the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student community. NUI Galway has been nominated in a number of award categories so fingers crossed for lots of wins! The awards will take place online via Zoom at 6.30pm on Thurs 29th April. Get tickets HERE


FREE Live Workouts

Our free live workouts with Lucia Byrne are on at 5.30pm every Monday and Wednesday until 19th of May. If you want to get stronger then this is the class for you! All fitness levels welcome. If you want to join email


Surf Club Talk this Sunday

Surf Club Talk with Pro-Surfer Conor Maguire 7pm this Sun 25th April. Surf talk, tips, techniques, Q&A + more! Zoom link HERE (Meeting ID: 935 1929 1017 Passcode: gnarly)


Have your say on Accessibility and Universal Design at NUIG

The university management team recognises the importance of addressing accessibility and Universal Design in order to make services, information provision, buildings, teaching and learning and the visitor experience accessible and inclusive for all regardless of age, size or ability. NUIG has engaged a consultant to develop a policy and action plan around universal design, accessibility, and inclusion matters in order to make NUIG a more respectful and inclusive university within which to study, work or visit. Student input is crucial to this process as it is important that the university’s policy and action plan is informed by the experience of students with accessibility challenges, and/or those with an interest in accessibility and inclusivity matters. You can get involved by completing a short survey to share your views/thoughts/experiences of accessibility and Universal Design at NUIG. You can access the survey HERE


COVID-19 Vaccines: A Parasitologist’s Perspective

Students for Antibiotic and Vaccine Awareness (SAVA) are hosting an online symposium for NUIG students “COVID-19 Vaccines: A Parasitologist’s Perspective” at 3pm tomorrow Fri 23rd April.  Prof John Dalton will discuss Covid-19 vaccines and his work on Covid diagnostics, and answer questions from attendees. More info + registration HERE


SubAqua Club Seminar Series! 

  • 8pm Weds 28th April Marine Research methods with Alan
  • 8pm Weds 5th May Ireland’s Hidden ‘Pharmasea’ with Sam Afoullouss

Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 922 2893 4757 Passcode: I<3Fish)


NUI Galway Student Sustainability Leadership Awards 2021

Applications close tomorrow for the NUIG Student Sustainability Leadership Awards 2021. Open to  NUIG students the successful applicants will be offered an 8 week scholarship (June-August 2021) with the Community University Sustainability Partnership (CUSP) team to further the roll out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2021-2025. The central aim of the awards programme is to develop student leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about creating a more sustainable and community. Closing date for applications is 12 noon TOMORROW Fri 23rd April. Find out more here


Career Development Centre Events


Interested in becoming a mentor?

ATS Mentoring are now recruiting sign up HERE Join them for a Zoom Lunch meet up at 1pm TODAY Thurs 22nd of April for your chance to find out more about what mentoring is really like. Everyone is welcome! Zoom Link For more info contact 


More NUIG Events Next Week

  • 7pm Weds 28th April Compost, Reuse and Recycle in the Garden. This FREE Workshop will explore the following topics of how, where and what to compost, the different composting methods and tips for recycling, up cycling and re-using in the garden. Register HERE 
  • 7pm Weds 28th April Consent & Sexual Assault. NUIG Feminist Society, Law Society and Wakila Latidoye are holding an educational event on sexual assault and consent. This includes an interview with a member of an Garda Síochána. Link available HERE 15 minutes before event starts.  
  • 7.30pm Weds 28th April How to increase biodiversity in your garden workshop with Orla O’Neill. Link here 15 minutes before workshop begins.
  • 7pm Thurs 29th April Stress Baking with Baking Society. There will be baking, quizzes and lot of socialising on the night. There might even be a prize involved! Link available HERE 15 minutes before event starts. 
  • 6pm Fri 30th April NUIG Choral Society Finale performance of “Hark I Hear the Harps eternal” in aid of COPE Galway with an amazing raffle. More info HERE


Creating a Global Student Experience

Join us for an interactive workshop 3pm Weds 5th May where we will focus on the future student experience at NUIG and how we can make that experience more global for all our students. The event is open to all NUI Galway students (domestic and international) and you can register to attend here.


Jobs with NStEP

NStEP has launched its call for student trainers for the 2021-22 academic year. The work is flexible and compatible with study and other commitments. Application Deadline 5pm Mon 24th May. More info HERE


Arthritis and Physical Activity Talk 7pm Today

This talk will look at the effect of exercise on the management of arthritis and how covid-19 has changed exercise patterns for people living with arthritis. Speaker Niamh Brennan is a graduate of GMIT in Sports Science and during her placement with the Galway Branch last year she led seated exercise classes and a walking group. Get your tickets HERE


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


SU Disability Rights Clinic 12pm every Monday

Join our Disability Rights Officer Trish for a clinic every Monday at 1pm for any queries you may have. Join Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 967 0039 0280 Passcode: clinic)

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays. For more info email:


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.


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