SU Weekly Email 8 – 17th October 2019

SU Weekly Email 8 – 17th October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Road Safety Day

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator 10am-4pm Tues 29th Oct outside Áras na Mac Léinn

  • Practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle)
  • Take part in the roll-over simulation which demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision.
  • Practice the driver theory test.
  • Practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator
  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer.
  • FREE High Vis Items

Please Register Your Leap Card

If you have a Student Leap Card please make sure to log on to and REGISTER your card number. That means that if you lose your card or it’s stolen you won’t lose the credit on the card as this can be transferred to your new card number.

LIFT Facilitator Training at NUIG

LIFT Ireland will be adding to their network of over 500 facilitators with a half day FREE facilitator training workshop 9.30am-1.30pm Thursday 24th of October at NUI Galway. Their vision is to make Ireland a better place to live in by creating better leaders across our society. By becoming a LIFT Facilitator, you are becoming a central part of a national initiative designed to raise the standards of personal leadership in Ireland, and by doing that, raising the standards of life for all people living on our island. Find out more and sign up here.

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.

Take the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey win €300!

You are invited to take part in NUI Galway’s INDEx survey – a national survey to find out more about how you use digital technologies and how this affects your experience of learning. Your voice will contribute to important decision-making around digital teaching and learning within NUI Galway. The INDEx survey takes only 5 minutes to complete. It is open to NUI Galway students from 14 October – 3 November. Participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary. There are €300 All4One vouchers to be won each week by NUI Galway students!  

Take the survey HERE 

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

Interested in volunteering overseas?

Come along to the these welcome information talks and learn more about international projects with non-profit charities!

  • SERVE 2pm & 6pm Tues 29th October at The Hub Central, Arts/Science Concourse (near Smokey’s Café)
  • NURTURE AFRICA 6pm Weds 30th October in The View in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • EIL 6pm Weds 6th November at The Hub Central, Arts/Science Concourse (near Smokey’s Café)

More Information on the ALIVE website.

Give Blood in Galway This October

5pm-8.30pm TODAY 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

Free Meditation Class 2pm-3pm Sat 19th Oct

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple and natural way to meditation, working on the body’s subtle system to bring balance and a greater sense of wellbeing to our lives. It can also help to relieve stress and improve health. This free event will feature an introduction and a guided session on how to meditate and takes place at The OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway. More info from

Postgraduate Open Day

The NUIG Postgraduate Open Day is on 12pm-3pm Tues 5th Nov in the Bailey Allen Hall.

What’s the difference between a psychopath and a sadist or a narcissist?
If you want to know, the Psychological Society will be holding a talk on Wednesday 30th of October at 6.30pm in AMBE G065 (Psychology Building). Christie Tetreault, a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology, will be giving the talk on the Dark Tetrad (Machiavellianism, narcissism, sadism, and psychopathy): who they really are and how they act. The talk will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s award winning movie A Clockwork Orange (this film contains disturbing images that may be upsetting). There will be snacks, coffee/tea, and Halloween candy. Everyone is welcome!

Anti-Racism Workshop

This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”. The workshop is just €5 and takes place 10am-1.30pm Mon 4th Nov.

Would you be able to tell if someone was feeling suicidal?

SafeTALK is a three-hour training programme that helps participants to become alert to persons with suicidal thoughts. It’s free and takes place 6pm-9.15pm Tues 19th Nov in the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. Places are limited and pre-booking is essential. BOOK HERE.

Nominations are open for Galway Chamber Business Awards including:

  • Best Innovation/R&D
  • Best Emerging Enterprise

More Info Here.

The Dreaming of the Bones

DancePlayers presents The Dreaming of the Bones By W. B. Yeats. Thurs 7th – Sat 9th Nov at 8pm, Sun 10th Nov at 1pm with Q&A in the O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets: €5 Concession/€10 Standard. Booking and more info here.

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Thurs 17th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Thurs 24th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 30th Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council


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.

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

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your 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. Remember because the NUIG ID Cards don’t have expiry dates many transport companies won’t accept them as proof you are entitled to a student rate but they will accept the Student Leap Card.

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