SU Weekly Email 6 – 3rd October 2019

SU Weekly Email 6 – 3rd October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Mental Health Week Starts Monday

Mon 7th Oct

  • 11am-4pm Promos and Freebies in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm-6:30pm Mindfulness Strategies in CA005 Cairnes Building

Tues 8th Oct

  • 10am-11am Sláinte Society Free Mindfulness Class in The Space
  • 12pm-1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 12pm-1pm Kai (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 7:30pm–9pm ‘Beginning conversations on Mental Health’ in G010

Weds 9th Oct

  • 9am-11am Dairy Free Tea/Coffee Morning with VegSoc in The Hub
  • 12pm–1pm Max (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 12pm–1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 1pm–2pm Jigsaw – 5 Steps to Mental Health in Bridge Room Hardiman Building

Thurs 10th Oct

  • 11am-4pm Vintage and Sportswear Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 1pm-2pm The Science of Happiness in GO11 Library Lobby
  • 5pm-7pm Connection Café in AC204
  • 6pm-7.30pm Self Care Evening with StyleSoc in the Art Room. Make your own face mask!

All events are FREE! More info from

#BreakTheBarriers Protest Postponed

Due to unforeseen weather warnings Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have made the decision to call off the #BreakTheBarriers protest today. If you want a refund for your bus ticket bring it to the SU office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Read more here

Promos this Monday

Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn this Monday 7th of October 11am-4pm for some freebies and info from Vodafone, International Paintball Group and USA Summer Camp.

Storm Lorenzo

Any closures or updates due to weather alerts will be published by the University at the link below but at the moment it’s business as usual. In the event of a status red weather warning issuing for a campus that campus will be closed until the warning is downgraded to orange/yellow/none.

Road Safety Week – Free High Vis

As part of Irish Road Safety Week we will have a limited amount of FREE High Vis vests from 11am Mon 7th of Oct at our stand in the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn while stocks last.

Vintage Clothes Fair Next Thurs

Our Vintage and Sportswear sale is back in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Thurs 10th Oct with prices starting from just €5.

Wellbeing Week on Campus 7th-11th Oct

Loads of activities on campus to help you think about and improve your wellbeing. Full list of free events HERE.

SU Charities – Volunteers Needed

This year we will be raising funds for Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West. If you want to get involved and help us to raise as much money as possible for these two great charities please contact We are also always looking for new fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions please send them on! Remember all the time you spend volunteering with NUI Galway Students’ Union counts towards your ALIVE Volunteering Certificate application

Need help with Maths/Stats?

SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to 1st and 2nd year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.

Need help with Computer Programming?

ComputerDISC is a FREE Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming software development courses.

The Academic Writing Centre is a FREE service for NUIG students 

They can help you to:

  • Brainstorm your essay topic and outline
  • Structure an argument
  • Develop your thesis statement
  • Improve sentence structure and punctuation
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Use secondary sources
  • Learn Editing and proofreading techniques

Child Protection Training

Do you work or volunteer with children/young people? Our Child Protection Training Course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. The course cost is €15. Course takes place 9am-1pm Fri 6th Dec or 2pm-6pm Fri 6th Dec. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? Call down and pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is Friday the 25th of October.

Disclosure Training

Would you know what to do if a friend came to you saying they had suffered sexual violence? Our half day Disclosure Training course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. The course is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre 10am-1.30pm Tues 5th Nov and costs €10. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of Dec 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

Seas Suas Training Applications Open

Seas Suas is a bystander intervention training programme run by NUI Galway, which aims to promote the health & well-being of its students and wider community. The objective of Seas Suas is to increase awareness of situations where a person may need support, develop skills to respond safely, and encourage agency and initiative in helping fellow students. The Training takes place from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the four following Tuesdays of October: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. For more info contact

NUIG Creativity & Change Fair Tomorrow

Drop In And Out All Morning 10am – 2pm Fri 4th Oct in Hub Central – Arts/Science Concourse NUI Galway (Near Smokey’s Café). Focus on the SDGs and communication through creative channels your actions and interests!

Call for parents to take part in a survey on Children, Food and family Mealtimes

We would like to invite parents to take part in a research study that explores children’s eating and approach to food. We are interested in exploring what influences children’s approach to food. Parents are asked to take part in 3 surveys over 24 months. This survey is run by staff in the School of Psychology, NUI Galway.  Please follow the link here to complete the study.

Give Blood in Galway This October

5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th, Weds 16th, Thurs 17th and 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th Oct in Clybaun Hotel Knocknacarra.

5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, Thurs 24th Oct in Menlo Park Hotel Terryland

Fundraising Gig in aid of Jigsaw Galway

At 8pm on Tues 8th of Oct there’s a fundraising gig in The Loft at Seven Bar in aid of Jigsaw Galway. It’s €10 in and performing on the night are: The New Ravis, Faraway Martin and Stepping on Lego.

Talk by Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-founder, Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway invites you to an evening with CEO and co-founder Jennifer Hyman filled with conversation and insights on fashion tech, business and her journey from start-up to unicorn 6pm Tuesday 8th October in An Taibhdhearc Theatre Galway. Registration and more information is open at this link

Contact Us

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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy