SU Weekly Email 29 – 29th April 2021

SU Weekly Email 29 – 29th April 2021

Weekly Email

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



Voting takes place 9am-9pm today HERE in:

  • Election of SU Part Time Officers for 2021/22
  • Referendum on Environmental and Sustainability Officer
  • Referendum on Independent SU Council Chairperson

Your vote is your voice so please use it! More Info + link to vote is HERE

If you’ve any problems or queries please contact 


Wind Down Week 2

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe!

Mon 3rd May

  • 5.30pm Total Body Workout Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 962 575 6830 Passcode: LBFITNESS)

Tues 4th May

  • 8:15am-8:45am Mindfulness Shared Practice Info and link HERE
  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE  (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 6pm Fitness Training, Health and Nutrition Talk. Join this talk with Gary O’Daly from the gaz_gaelic_guide Instagram page. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. Get tickets HERE
  • 7pm The Last Stitch and Bitch. Email to join.

Weds 5th May

  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE  (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 3pm Doodle Break with MJ – learn how to draw the Diving Tower in Salthill! Watch on Instagram/YouTube.
  • 5.30pm Total Body Workout Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 962 575 6830 Passcode: LBFITNESS)
  • 7.30pm THE LAST Hump Day Hoolie. Get tickets HERE

Thurs 6th May

  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE  (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 6.30pm Skin Chat. Join us for a Skin Chat with Dr Laura Lenihan looking at Dry Skin Conditions. You can get your skin queries answered and there will be lots of LaRoche Posay and CeraVe goody bags too. Limited spaces. Register HERE

Fri 7th May

  • 8:15am-8:45am Mindfulness Shared Practice. Info and link HERE
  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE  (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 2pm-4pm SU Beach Clean Up* (*Subject to Government Regulations)
  • 3pm Doodle Break with MJ – learn how to draw the fountain in Eyre Square! Watch on SU Instagram/YouTube.
  • 7pm Table Quiz. Get free tickets HERE

Sat 8th May

  • Darkness Into Light. Sign up HERE


Election and Referendum Results

Thanks to everyone who came out to vote in our Full Time Officer Elections and the Student Levy Referendum last Thursday. Well done to all the candidates and their teams. The full results from the vote is available HERE.


Global Galway Project

Students, we need your voice! Shape how NUI Galway internationalises itself. From going abroad to changing our campus for the better. Come to the workshop 3pm-4.30pm Weds 5th May and have your voice heard! Sign up HERE


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


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.


FREE Live Workouts

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


National Survey of Student Experiences of Sexual Violence and Harassment Closes Tomorrow

Please complete the National Survey of Student Experiences of Sexual Violence and Harassment. The survey will close tomorrow Friday 30th April.

  • It will help make campuses safer places for everyone.
  • We need to take action to end sexual violence and harassment now.
  • The student voice will be heard by those making national policy and funding decisions.

Take the Survey HERE


USI By Election

A by-election has been declared for the USI position of Leas-Uachtarán don Ghaeilge (Vice President for the Irish Language) and will take place at the National Council of USI on May 13. Nominations close tomorrow Fri 30th April. All information is available HERE


Exam Stress Helpline

The Exam Stress Helpline will run from Tues 18th May to Fri 4th June (Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm). You can speak to a member of the support team:

  • By phoning 091 497 999
  • Emailing
  • International calls/text +353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls also available by appointment


University Society Coordinating Group

Nominations are open for next year’s USCG student reps and close at 3pm on Mon 4th May. More info HERE


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.


Last Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Come along to our LAST Hump Day Hoolie at 7.30pm Wednesday 5th of May for speed friending, games and prizes! Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE


Mark Sharman Talks to ZooSoc

The one and only Mark Sharman, cinematographer extraordinaire, will be chatting to ZooSoc at 6pm on Weds 5th May. He specialises in filming wildlife and presenters in marine environments; Blue Planet I and II, Night on Earth and Ocean Giants all have Mark’s creativity and intuition to thank for some incredible footage. You can watch some of his content here.  Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 950 9704 8574 Passcode: splash!)


Feminist Society survey on student perception of the universities sexual harassment policy

As part of their campaign to get better supports for survivors of sexual violence and harassment on campus, Femsoc are asking students to share their views on the current sexual harassment policy. The survey is anonymous and should take about 5 minutes to complete. Complete the survey HERE


Plunge for Pieta with NUIG Surf Club

NUIG Surf Club are running the famous Plunge for Pieta until this Sunday 2nd May! Throw yourself into any large body of water, tag @nuig_surf on Instagram and donate to Pieta House to be in with a chance to win prizes from Mr. Waffle and a €50 AWOL voucher! Special guest Conor Maguire will be tuning in on Sunday at 7pm for a chat and to judge the plunges. Bonus points for creativity and pizazz!


Glassary – A Sustainably Initiative for NUI Galway Students

Are you an NUIG student who wants to live more sustainably?  Then donate your leftover household items this May through Glassary – a circular economy initiative aimed at reducing household waste! Donation boxes will be set-up at all accommodations in the coming weeks to collect stationary, cooking utensils, bedding – you name it! Contact Dara at or see here for more details!


Notice of Referendum 29th April

TODAY 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


Need Help?

Help is available from:


SubAqua Club Seminar Series! 

  • 8pm Weds 5th May Ireland’s Hidden ‘Pharmasea’ with Sam Afoullouss

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


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

Youth Perspective on The Irish War of Independence

Hi everyone, my name is Jack and I’m a final year History and English student. I have been chosen by the university to represent them and the students at the Sean Mac Diarmada Summer School to discuss history and, more specifically, the Irish War of Independence. The topic of my presentation is ‘Youth Perspective on The Irish War of Independence and Its Legacy’. I am conducting a survey looking for honest opinions among the youth about various aspects of the Irish War of Independence and how it’s seen today. The survey is trying to capture a wide range of opinions on the war and its legacy, even if you do not know much about it. The results will be presented as part of my discussion at the event on the 6th June 2021. The survey is completely anonymous, contains 10 questions and is roughly 6-7 minutes long. Link to survey here


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 Final Stitch and Bitch knitting group of the year is on 7pm Tuesday 4th May. 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