SU Weekly Email 31 – 13th May 2021

SU Weekly Email 31 – 13th May 2021

Weekly Email

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


Exam Tips

Well done to everyone on getting through a really tough semester. We all wish you lots of luck in the exams and remember we are here if you need us. Here’s our exam tips.

Before the Exam

  • Develop a study strategy. There are plenty of sample planners online
  • If you need help with a topic – reach out to your classmates or your lecturer.
  • Know when your exams are – check out your personalised timetable on the NUI Galway exams website HERE
  • Know what type of exam you will be sitting – open book, MCQ, 2 hour written paper etc. if you are unsure – ASK.
  • If you’re doing your exam at home – let those around you know.
  • Keep a designated study/exam space.

During the Exam

  • Keep your phone and other devices out of reach, even if you are using them as a hotspot.
  • If it is an open book exam – keep your notes beside you.
  • Take time to settle yourself and BREATHE
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • If you’re unsure of what you’re being asked – contact your lecturer.
  • Leave time to submit your exam – you have 30 minutes to do so.
  • Take pictures of EVERYTHING you submit – including Turn-It-In.

Minding Yourself

  • Eat well
  • Keep Active
  • Get fresh air
  • Keep in touch with friends
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Get enough sleep & rest
  • Take time away from screens
  • Set personal goals

Learn about Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism HERE

Details of NUIG Exam Supports are available HERE


SU Click and Collect – Book Your Spot

We are open for Click & Collect! Book your slot HERE to call to the SU office for the following services:

  • Student Leapcard Collection – please order your card online first and bring your order number with you – order HERE
  • Return Locker Keys
  • Collect Books from SU Second hand Book Shop
  • Collect Class Rep Hoodie if you are a registered class rep
  • Get SU Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks


Choose our new logo!

We are getting a shiny new SU Logo but need your help to pick which option we go with. Make your choice HERE.


2 Workouts Left! 

Our last two free live full body workouts of the year take place at 5.30pm Mon 17th and Weds 19th May. Join us and Lucia for a nice sweaty study break! Email for link.


Exam Supports

Student services have put together a great list of exam supports including:

  • How to Defer an Exam
  • What to do if your internet goes during an exam
  • How to get an emergency laptop
  • Student Advisor Contact Details
  • + lots more HERE 


Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops

These free workshops are run by Student Counselling & Wellbeing and will run throughout the exams. There’s no need to register – just click on the link to join and mind yourself. More info and links HERE


Exam Stress Helpline

The Exam Stress Helpline runs 9am-6.30pm Mon-Fri from Tues 18th May to Fri 4th June

  • Phone 091 497 999
  • Email
  • International calls/texts: + 353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls by appointment


Sexual Health Survey

What sexual health services do you need? Have you wanted sexual health support but could not access it? Have your say in this short online survey from Sexual Health West HERE


SUSI Survey

A review of the Student Grant Scheme is being carried out by the Department of Higher Education. As part of this, a survey has been developed to get students’ views on SUSI. We urge students to take the survey & have your say in this review. Take the survey HERE


Do you have thoughts on the cost of Motor Insurance in Ireland?

The purpose of this survey is to collect data on the views of young people aged 17 – 25 years living in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on their views and experiences of obtaining motor insurance. The data generated from this survey will be used to inform our policy and advocacy work on this issue. Take the survey HERE


Win one of three €50 gift cards or 3 SONA points for NUIG psych students

It’s been a year of online surveys, but here is one last one to do while taking a break from your exams. Any help is very appreciated. It’s on world perspectives and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete. It can be done on a mobile, tablet, or computer. If you participate, you can go into a draw to win one of three €50 gift cards or 3 SONA points if you are in psychology at NUIG. Thank you!


Mindful Way Meditation

Free online meditation sessions continue with NUIG Mindful Way 8.15am-8.45am Tuesdays & Fridays. More info and link HERE


Applications are open for the 2021 SELECTED Programme

This is the Galway International Arts Festival’s professional development programme for NUIG students. The all-digital SELECTED programme is on 14-23 July. Deadline for applications Monday 17th May. More info 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:


What is a Money Mule?

A money mule is a person recruited by criminals to help in transferring stolen or fraudulently obtained money from bank accounts. Money muling equals money laundering. You might be offered a job that involves receiving money into your bank account and transferring it into another account letting you keep some of the cash for yourself. Doing so would make you a Money Mule. 30 people have been arrested and €1.5 million has been stolen so far. More arrests are expected. Gardaí are particularly appealing to students to be vigilant and never ever allow your bank account to be used in this way. A conviction of this type carries a potential prison sentence of 14 years. Check for more info.


Submissions Open for Love Your Coast Photography Competition 

€5,000 in prizes to be won! Closing date for entries 9am Monday 30th August. Entry form and more info HERE


Free 15 minute Dancer’s Fitness Classes

9.30am every Monday to Thursday in May with Galway’s Siar Dance. Improve flexibility, strength and mobility. Email to join


Tech Talks at Rent the Runway Return 4pm Today

Inside Engineering seminar to examine engineering solutions to build incredible, scalable technology in Galway. Join this talk at 4pm today 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.


Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

More info 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