SU Weekly Email 8 – 20th October 2022

SU Weekly Email 8 – 20th October 2022

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  


Hallows Tickets!

Get your ticket HERE now for Galway’s biggest student Halloween event Hallows on Thurs 27th Oct. 3,000 students, 8 venues, performances from the Dirty Circus, DJs, societies and lots more. Don’t miss out! More info HERE.  


SU Town Hall Meeting

Join us 1pm-2pm Weds 26th of Oct in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Meet your SU Officers for a chat and raise any University of Galway issues that might be concerning you.


Sin Issue 3

Catch up on all the latest University of Galway news in issue 3 of Sin HERE.


Class Rep Meetings  

Date Time Meeting Location Registration Link
Thurs 20th Oct 6pm Postgraduate Council AC201 Register Here
Thurs 20th Oct 7pm Comhairle na gColáistí (a reáchtáil i nGaeilge) – Council for Colleges (held in the Irish Language) AC201 Register Here
Mon 24th Oct 6pm Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 2 (FOR ALL CLASS REPS!) Kirwan Theatre Register Here

Class Rep nominations are now closed and elections will be taking place via Yourspace where positions are contested. For more info email


Walktober Week 3 Ways to Win

  • Take the Walktober Quiz
  • Hit Team Target of 7,000 steps per day per person
  • Reach top 50, 100, 200, 300 Leader Boards
  • Email your team photos to

Deadline for entries + steps is 2pm Mon 24th Oct. More info HERE.


Galway City Museum Trip with the SU Climate Crew

15:00-17:00 tomorrow Fri 21st of Oct Explore the Museum and view “Creative Climate Action: Línte na Farraige”. Meet at the SU Office at 3pm. Sign Up HERE.


Upcoming Postgrad Events

  • Quiz Night 6.30pm Weds 26th Oct. Free tickets HERE.
  • Movie Night 6.30pm Weds 16th Nov. Free tickets HERE.


Fees Information

  • The last date to withdraw from your course without incurring any fees is Mon 31st Oct. More info about withdrawing is HERE.
  • Fees can be paid in two instalments, the first 50% is due by Mon 31st Oct and the balance by Tues 31st Jan. More info HERE.
  • Info about the Budget 2023 €1,000 Government contribution to Student Contribution for Free Fee Scheme students in academic year 2022-2023 is available HERE.
  • The Financial Aid Fund is open for applications. More info and application form is available HERE.


Need Grinds? Want To Give Grinds?

To access the SU Grind Register list please visit the Students’ Union section of Yourspace.   


Coming Up This November

  • Wasted Week
  • Seachtain Ghaelach
  • SHAG Week + Sex Toy Bingo


Weee Recycling Day

Weee recycling day on campus Tues 25th of Oct 10am-4pm in the Orbsen Building car park. WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is anything that has a plug or a battery and is at the end of its useful life. Bring along anything fitting this description that you want to recycle. More info HERE.


Need help with Writing?

The Academic Writing Centre is open. Free drop-in sessions are available both online and on-campus. Check HERE for office hours and links for zoom sessions.


TGIF (The Games of Indonesian Figures)

Be the heroes of the day! 4.30pm-8.30pm tomorrow Fri 21st Oct in the Corrib Village Common Room. All welcome – prizes + free Indonesian food. Dress code Red or White comfortable clothes. Register/More info HERE.  


PhotoSoc Photo Competition – Win €20!

Photo Soc are hosting a photo competition on Thurs 27th Oct as part of Hallows! To be in a chance to win €20, all you have to do is take a picture during the Hallows event (from 7pm-2am) and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #hallowscompetition Link for more info


Volunteer with the Galway City Youth Climate Assembly 2022

ALIVE are seeking volunteers for a one-day event on campus – where you are trained to facilitate and support the youth secondary school voice on climate change issues! Join them for an information evening to learn more. Sign up HERE. Volunteers that are available for a minimum of 2 hours on 15th of Nov are welcome to participate, lunch is provided for volunteers!


First Point of Contact Training Programme

The First Point of Contact programme is a new approach to training staff and students in the communication and interpersonal skills for providing the initial support and signposting of someone who has experienced sexual violence or harassment. Training will take place on 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th of November 10.00am-1.00pm. To book a FREE place or to express interest in future training, please contact Rebecca at


Winter Conferring

The Winter Conferring Weds 23rd – Tues 29th Nov full schedule is now available HERE. Don’t forget to Register for your Seanad Éireann vote as an NUI Graduate HERE.


LIFT is lifting off for this year!

Join the LIFT Leadership programme today and be placed in a small group of fellow students interested in growing and developing your leadership skills. To be a volunteer facilitator training is being held on 2nd + 9th Nov (pick one date). Sign up for the information session HERE. Learn more HERE.

Email with any queries.


Free Home Testing for STIs

Everyone in Ireland aged 17 and older now has access to free home testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). To find out more, or to order your free home STI test kit go HERE. You can also get free condoms from the SU Office, SU Cloakroom + SU Engineering desk.


Diwali 2022 || Sat 29th Oct || Bailey Allen Hall

Diwali will be held in the Bailey Allen Hall on Sat 29th Oct. A small get-together celebrating the festival of lights and celebrating Indian culture with unlimited Authentic Indian Food, DJ Night and performances. Tickets out soon. Follow Social handles here for more updates or find us on Instagram :@ugindsoc


Galway Autism Partnership Volunteering Opportunities!

Join in supporting young people and their families with fun weekly and once off events. Details are HERE. Volunteers can achieve the President’s Award for Volunteering from the University President. Questions? Email


Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards

The Road Safety Authority’s Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards recognise members of the community, education and media working to raise awareness of road safety. They are encouraging entries from third level institutions particularly in the Education and Future categories. Entry deadline Fri 28th Oct here


Free meditation classes every Thursday

Join a free Sahaja Yoga meditation session 7pm-8pm this Thurs 20th Oct at Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway H91 C1KX. All welcome.


Financial Aid Fund Open

The Financial Aid Fund is a scheme aimed at disadvantaged students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their studies. Guidelines and online application forms are available HERE.  For queries contact them here


Have Books to Sell?/Need Books?

If you have textbooks to sell you can drop them in to the SU Office and we will sell them for you. If you need books you can check our second hand bookshop on Yourspace to see if we have your book in stock.


Free Cloakroom

The SU Free Cloakroom is open in the Library Basement near the SU XL Shop 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Drop in your bags, suitcases and coats for free.


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 Tik Tok, Snapchat and Twitter.


Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  


Ticéid do Hallows!

Faigh do thicéad ANSEO anois le haghaidh an imeacht Oíche Shamhna is mó do mhic léinn na Gaillimhe, Déardaoin 27 Deireadh Fómhair 3,000 mac léinn, 8 ionad, léirithe ón Dirty Circus, DJanna, cumainn agus go leor eile. Ná caill amach! Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.  


Cruinniú Halla an Bhalla Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Bígí linn ar an gCéadaoin 26 Deireadh Fómhair i The Space thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Cruinnigh ar d’Oifigigh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn i gcomhair comhrá agus ardaigh aon saincheisteanna Ollscoil na Gaillimhe a d’fhéadfadh baint leat.


Sin Eagrán 3

Faigh an nuacht is déanaí ó Ollscoil na Gaillimhe in eagrán 3 de Sin ANSEO.


Cruinnithe d’ionsaithe Ranga

Dáta Am Cruinniú Láthair Nasc Clárúcháin
Déardaoin 20 Deireadh Fómhair 6i.n. Comhairle na nIarchéimithe AC201 Cláraigh anseo.
Déardaoin 20 Deireadh Fómhair 7i.n. Comhairle na gColáistí (a reáchtáil i nGaeilge) – Council for Colleges (held in the Irish Language) AC201 Cláraigh anseo.
Luan 24 Deireadh Fómhair 6i.n. Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 2 (DO GACH IONADAÍ RANGA!) Amharclann Kirwan Cláraigh Anseo


Tá ainmniúcháin d’Ionadaithe Ranga dúnta anois agus beidh toghcháin ar siúl trí Yourspace, áit a mbeidh iomaíocht ann do na poist. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais seol ríomhphost chuig


Walktober Seachtain 3 – Bealaí le Buachan

  • Tóg Tráth na gCeist Walktober
  • Sroich an Sprioc Foirne de 7,000 céim in aghaidh an lae in aghaidh an duine
  • Sroich an barr 50, 100, 200 + 300 do Chlár na gCeannairí
  • Seol grianghraif na foirne chuig

Is é an spriocdháta d’iontrálacha + céimeanna ná 2i.n. Luan 24 Deireadh Fómhair. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Turas chuig Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe le Criú Aeráide Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

14:00 -17:00, amárach, Aoine 21 Deireadh Fómhair Breathnaigh thart ar an Músaem agus amharc ar “Creative Climate Action: Línte na Farraige ”. Cás le chéile in Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ag 2i.n. Cláraigh ANSEO.


Imeachtaí d’Iarchéimithe ag Teacht Aníos

  • Oíche Tráth na gCeist 6.30pm Céadaoin 26 Deireadh Fómhair. Ticéid saor in aisce
  • Oíche Scannáin 6.30i.n. Céadaoin 16 Samhain. Ticéid saor in aisce


Eolas faoi Tháillí

  • Is é an dáta deireanach le tarraingt amach ó do chúrsa gan aon táillí a thabhú ná an Luan 31 Deireadh Fómhair. Tá tuilleadh eolais faoi tharraingt amach
  • Is féidir táillí a íoc in dhá thráthchuid, tá an chéad 50% le híoc faoi Luan 31 Deireadh Fómhair agus tá an t-iarmhéid le híoc faoin Máirt 31 Eanáir. Tuilleadh eolais
  • Tá eolas maidir le Buiséad 2023 ranníocaíocht €1,000 an Rialtais do Ranníocaíocht na Mac Léinn do mhic léinn na Scéime Táille Saor in Aisce sa bhliain acadúil 2022 -2023 ar fáil
  • Tá an Ciste Cúnaimh Airgeadais oscailte le haghaidh iarratas. Tá tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar fáil


An bhfuil Ranganna Breise uait? Ar mhaith leat Ranganna Breise a Theagasc?

Chun teacht ar an liosta Ranganna Breise Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, tabhair cuairt ar an rannóg Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn de Yourspace.


Ag teacht go luath i mí na Samhna

  • Seachtain Amú
  • Seachtain Ghaelach
  • An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis + Biongó Bréagán Gnéis


Lá Athchúrsála DTLL

Lá athchúrsála DTLL ar an gcampas Déardaoin 25 Deireadh Fómhair 10r.n. -4i.n. i gcarrchlós Áras Orbsen. Is éard is DTLL (Dramhthrealamh Leictreach agus Leictreonach) ann ná aon rud a bhfuil plocóid nó cadhnra ann agus atá ag deireadh a shaoil úsáidigh. Tabhair leat rud ar bith a bhfuil ag teacht leis an gcur síos sin agus ar mian leat a athchúrsáil. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


An bhfuil cabhair uait le Scríbhneoireacht?

Tá an tIonad Scríbhneoireachta Acadúla ar oscailt. Tá seisiúin buail isteach saor in aisce ar fáil ar líne agus ar an gcampas. Seiceáil ANSEO le haghaidh uaireanta oifige agus naisc le haghaidh seisiúin Zoom.


TGIF (Na Cluichí d’Fhigiúirí Indinéisigh)

Bí mar laochra an lae! 4.30i.n.-8.30i.n. amárach Aoine 21 Deireadh Fómhair i Seomra Caidrimh Bhaile na Coiribe. Fáilte roimh chách – duaiseanna + bia Indinéiseach saor in aisce. Gnás feistis – Éadaí Dearg nó Bán compordach. Cláraigh/Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.  


Comórtas Grianghrafadóireachta PhotoSoc – Buaigh €20!

Tá comórtas grianghrafadóireachta á reáchtáil ag PhotoSoc ar an 27 Deireadh Fómhair mar chuid de Hallows! Le go mbeidh deis agat €20 a bhuachan, níl le déanamh agat ach pictiúr a ghlacadh le linn imeacht Hallows (ó 7i.n.-2r.n.) agus é a phostáil ar Instagram leis an haischlib #hallowscompetition Nasc chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil


Tabhair faoi Obair Dheonach le Tionól Aeráide Óige Chathair na Gaillimhe 2022

Tá oibrithe deonacha á lorg ag ALIVE d’imeacht lae ar an gcampas – áit a gcuirfear oiliúint ort chun guth lucht na meánscoile maidir le saincheisteanna a bhaineann le hathrú aeráide a éascú agus a bheith ag tacú leis! Bígí linn le haghaidh oíche eolais chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil. Cláraigh ANSEO. Tá fáilte roimh oibrithe deonacha atá ar fáil le ar a laghad 2 uair an chloig a dhéanamh  a bheith rannpháirteach ar 15 Samhain. Beidh lón ar fáil d’oibrithe deonacha!


Clár Oiliúna – An Chéad Phointe Teagmhála

Is cur chuige nua é an clár, An Chéad Phointe Teagmhála, chun oiliúint a chur ar bhaill foirne agus ar mhic léinn maidir le scileanna cumarsáide agus idirphearsanta leis an tacaíocht agus treoir thosaigh a thabhairt do dhuine a d’fhulaing foréigean gnéasach ná ciapadh. Beidh an oiliúint ar siúl ar an 4, 11, 18 & 25 Samhain 10.00r.n.-1.00i.n. Chun spás SAOR IN AISCE a chur in áirithe nó chun spéis a léiriú in oiliúint amach anseo, déan teagmháil le Rebecca ag


Bronnadh an Gheimhridh

Tá sceideal iomlán do Bhronnadh an Gheimhridh, ón 23-29 Samhain, ar fáil anois ANSEO. Ná déan dearmad clárú do do vóta i Seanad Éireann mar Chéimí de chuid OÉG ANSEO.


Tá an LIFT ag bailiú nirt don bhliain seo!

Glac páirt sa chlár Ceannaireachta LIFT inniu agus cuirfear i ngrúpa beag de mhic léinn eile thú a bhfuil suim acu do scileanna ceannaireachta a fhás agus a fhorbairt. Le bheith i d’éascaitheoir deonach tá oiliúint á reáchtáil an 2 + 9 Samhain (roghnaigh dáta amháin). Cláraigh don seisiún eolais ANSEO. Foghlaim níos mó faoi ANSEO.

Seol ríomhphost chuig má bhíonn aon cheist agat.


Tástáil Baile Saor in Aisce do STIanna

Tá rochtain ag gach duine in Éirinn atá 17 mbliana d’aois agus níos sine anois ar thástáil baile saor in aisce le haghaidh ionfhabhtuithe gnéas-tarchurtha (STIanna). Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil, nó chun do threalamh tástála baile STI saor in aisce a ordú téigh ANSEO. Is féidir leat coiscíní saor in aisce a fháil ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, deasc Innealtóireachta agus Seomra na gCótaí Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.



Diwali 2022 || Satharn 29 Deireadh Fómhair || Halla Bailey Allen

Beidh Diwali ar siúl i Halla Bailey Allen ar an Satharn 29 Deireadh Fómhair. Tionól beag ag ceiliúradh féile na soilse agus ag ceiliúradh cultúr Indiach le Fíor-Bhia Indiach gan teorainn, Oíche DJ agus léirithe. Beidh Ticéid amuigh go luath. Lean Ainmneacha Sóisialta anseo le haghaidh tuilleadh nuashonruithe nó aimsigh sinn ar Instagram: @ugindsoc


Galway Autism Partnership – Deiseanna Saorálaíochta!

Glac páirt in imeachtaí spraíúla seachtainiúla agus imeachtaí aon uaire a chur ar fáil do dhaoine óga agus dá dteaghlaigh. Tá sonraí ANSEO. Is féidir le hoibrithe deonacha Gradam Oibre Deonaí an Uachtaráin a bhaint amach ó Uachtarán na hOllscoile. Ceisteanna? Seol ríomhphost chuig


Gradaim ‘Ar Thús Cadhnaíochta’ i Sábháilteacht ar Bhóithre

Tugann Gradaim ‘Ar Thús Cadhnaíochta’ an Údaráis um Shábháilteacht ar Bhóithre aitheantas do bhaill an phobail, earnáil an oideachais agus na meáin atá ag obair chun feasacht a mhúscailt ar shábháilteacht ar bhóithre. Spreagann siad iontrálacha ó institiúidí tríú leibhéal, go háirithe sna catagóirí Oideachais agus Todhchaí. Spriocdháta iontrála Aoine 28 Deireadh Fómhair anseo


Ranganna machnaimh saor in aisce gach Déardaoin

Bí páirteach i seisiún machnaimh Ióga Sahaja saor in aisce ag 7i.n.-8i.n. an Déardaoin seo 20  Deireadh Fómhair ag Westside Resource Centre, Bóthar Shéamuis Uí Chuirc, Gaillimh H91 C1KX. Tá fáilte roimh chách.


Ciste Cúnamh Airgeadais ar Oscailt

Is scéim é an Ciste Cúnamh Airgeadais atá dírithe ar mhic léinn faoi mhíbhuntáiste a bhfuil tacaíocht airgeadais uathu chun a chur ar a gcumas leas iomlán a bhaint as a gcuid staidéir. Tá treoirlínte agus foirmeacha iarratais ar líne ar fáil ANSEO.  Le haghaidh ceisteanna déan teagmháil leo anseo


An bhfuil Leabhair le Díol agat?/Leabhair de dhíth ort?

Má tá téacsleabhair le díol agat is féidir leat iad a chur isteach chuig Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léin agus díolfaimid ar do shon iad. Má theastaíonn leabhair uait is féidir leat seiceáil a dhéanamh ar ár siopa leabhar athláimhe ar Yourspace lena fháil amach an bhfuil do leabhar i stoc againn.


Seomra Cótaí Saor in Aisce

Tá Seomra Cótaí Saor in Aisce Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn oscailte in Íoslach na Leabharlainne in aice le Siopa an Chomhaltais XL 9r.n.-5i.n. Luan – Aoine. Fág isteach do mhálaí, culaithchásanna agus do chótaí saor in aisce.


Contact Us / Déan Teagmháil Linn

Is féidir leat teagmháil a dhéanamh le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn trí ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig le haon cheisteanna nó moltaí atá agat. Is féidir ‘like’ a thabhairt dúinn nó muid a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok, Snapchat agus Twitter.

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Joanna Brophy