SU Weekly Email 9 – 27th October 2022

SU Weekly Email 9 – 27th 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 Update

FYI the Hallows event tonight is sold out. Doors are at 7pm and there won’t be any tickets on sale at the door. Fancy dress is encouraged as there will be prizes for best costumes!


SU By Elections

Are you passionate about fighting for the rights of Postgrad Research Students? Maybe you are more interested in issues surrounding Gender and LGBT+ Rights?

Nominations are now open for 2 part time SU Officer positions of Postgraduate Research Officer and Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer. You can learn more about the positions and nominate yourself HERE.

Nominations close 5pm Weds 2nd Nov and the election will take place online 9am-9pm Thurs 10th Nov.



Walktober finishes on Mon 31st Oct so make sure you get those final steps in and registered! You can win by:

  • Entering the Halloween Team Photo Comp
  • Hit Team Target of 8,000 steps per day per person
  • Reach top 50, 100, 200, 300 Leader Boards
  • Email your team photos to

Deadline for entries + registering final steps is 2pm Weds 2nd Nov. More info HERE.


Education Forum

The Education Forum will focus on hybrid and blended learning. Do you want the return on the recorded lectures? What type of learning resources would you like to see? We are discussing lecture recordings, Podcasts, e-Learning and multimedia. This event will be an interactive brainstorming season and we want your input on the future of education at the university. Come to the View at 6pm Weds 2nd November. Sign up HERE.


Join the SU Climate Crew

Join the SU Climate Crew for their next meeting 17:00-19:00 Weds 2nd Nov at The Stage, Áras na Mac Léinn. Good chats, free snacks! Email for more info.


Societies Forum

The Societies’ Forum 19:00-20:30 Mon 7th Nov in AC201 is an opportunity to voice your issues, concerns or suggestions relating to societies to the Union. You can meet other societies to plan and collaborate on events. All society committee members are welcome but be sure to register at the Eventbrite link HERE. More info from


STEM Movie Night

STEM students you are invited to attend a movie night 8pm Weds 9th Nov in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Get your free ticket HERE. For more info contact Jack on


Wasted Week

Wasted Week will run 7th-11th Nov looking at environmental issues such as food waste, recycling, sustainable transport, litter and fast fashion. More info/get involved


Hygiene Bank Drive

Our next hygiene bank collection day is on Mon 14th Nov – please spread the word! We will be collection donations of hygiene, personal care and household cleaning products to those in need. We also have a separate student hygiene bank for students who might be in need of items.


Mincéirs Whiden Soc Catchup

Join Mincéirs Whiden Society 12pm-2pm Weds 2nd Nov in Meeting Room 1&2 Upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn for a Tea and Coffee Social.


Limited spaces remaining this year for Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP®)

Do you wish to strengthen your well-being and resilience? WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is an evidence-based program which develops personalised tools to manage distress & promote a positive approach to maintaining wellness. Follow the link HERE to apply now.


Ohana Zero Suicide Awareness Training

20 minutes of your time could save a life. Complete the Ohana Zero suicide awareness training now. Show you care, Ask the Question, Make the Call. Complete the free training HERE.


Washington Ireland Program 2023 Info Session

The WIP 2023 Leadership Program will see 30 inspiring young leaders from Ireland and Northern Ireland travel to Washington DC to complete an eight-week leadership development program. Information session taking place 12pm Weds 2nd of Nov in the Career Seminar Room. More info HERE.


University of Galway’s on-campus Postgraduate Open Day 

Postgrad Open Day is on 12pm-3pm Tues 8 Nov in the Bailey Allen Hall. Come along to find out about taught and research study options on offer and to get the most up-to-date information on fees, funding and scholarships. Join for a panel discussion, course talks and meet with Programme Directors. The Open Day will showcase new postgrad programmes such as the MA (Languages with Business), MSc (Cybersecurity and Risk Management), and the MSc (Health Data Science). You can pre-register to attend HERE.


Improve Driver Safety + Get €25!

Take part to become a 3D model to improve driver safety and gat a €25 voucher. Only takes 10 minutes located in the engineering building. Sign up for a slot HERE.  More info HERE.


Galway Community Café

If you need someone to talk to this weekend Galway Community Café is a FREE out of hours adult mental health service designed + run by people with lived experience of mental health challenges. It’s based in Mr Waffle opposite the Hospital.


Free on Monday?

Galway Bay Brewery Beer Running Club is back at 7pm Mon 31st Oct from the Oslo in Salthill for another FREE 5km social run with a FREE beer reward at the end! It’s Halloween so Fancy Dress is encouraged (but optional) and bag drop is available.


Free meditation classes every Thursday

Join a free Sahaja Yoga meditation session 7pm-8pm this Thurs 27th Oct at Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway H91 C1KX. All welcome.



You are invited to a trilingual poetry reading (English, Irish, and French) of the work of three poets / translators, Kelly Norah Drukker, Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha and Gabrielle Machnik-Kekesi 6pm Thurs 3rd Nov in Charlie Byrne’s bookshop in Galway City.


Halloween Bank Holiday

Monday 31st of October is a Bank Holiday so there’s no classes and the SU Office, SU Cloakroom, SU Shop, Smokey’s, Sult, the Library and the Student Health Unit will all be closed. The Reading Room will be open as usual 7am-2.30am. Happy Halloween!


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.


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  


Nuashonrú ar Hallows

Mar eolas, níl ticéad ar bith fágtha don imeacht Hallows anocht. Beidh na doirse ar oscailt ag 7i.n. agus ní bheidh aon ticéid ar díol ag an doras. Moltar feisteas a chaitheamh mar beidh duaiseanna ann do na cultacha is fearr!


Fothoghcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

An bhfuil tú paiseanta faoi troid ar son chearta na nIarchéimithe Taighde? B’fhéidir go bhfuil níos mó spéise agat i saincheisteanna a bhaineann le Inscne agus Cearta LADT+?

Tá ainmniúcháin oscailte anois do 2 phost pháirtaimseartha mar Oifigeach Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn mar Oifigeach na nIarchéimithe Teagasctha agus mar Oifigeach um Chearta Inscne agus LADT+. Is féidir leat tuilleadh a fhoghlaim faoi na poist agus tú féin a ainmniú ANSEO.

Dúnann na hainmniúcháin ag 5i.n. Céadaoin 2 Samhain agus beidh an toghchán ar siúl ar líne 9r.n.-9i.n. Déardaoin 10 Samhain.



Críochnóidh Walktober ar an Luan 31 Deireadh Fómhair, mar sin déan cinnte go bhfaigheann tú na céimeanna deiridh agus faigh cláraithe! Is féidir leat a bhuachan trí:

  • Ag dul san iomaíocht don Chomórtas Grianghraf d’Fhoireann Oíche Shamhna
  • Sroich an Sprioc Foirne 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 deiridh a chlárú ná 2i.n. Céadaoin 2 Samhain. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Fóram Oideachais

Díreoidh an Fóram Oideachais ar fhoghlaim hibrideach agus foghlaim chumaisc. An bhfuil fonn ort filleadh ar na léachtaí taifeadta? Cén cineál acmhainní foghlama ba mhaith leat a fheiceáil? Táimid ag plé taifeadtaí léachtaí, podchraoltaí, ríomhfhoghlaim agus na hilmheáin. Séasúr tobsmaointeoireachta idirghníomhach a bheidh san imeacht seo agus teastaíonn d’ionchur ar thodhchaí an oideachais san ollscoil uainn. Tar chuig an View ag 6i.n. Céadaoin 2 Samhain. Cláraigh ANSEO.


Glac páirt i gCriú Aeráide Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Gabh mar bhall de Chriú Aeráide Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn dá gcéad chruinniú eile 17:00 -19: 00 Céadaoin 2 Samhain ag The Stage, Áras na Mac Léinn. Comhráite maithe, sneaiceanna saor in aisce! Seol ríomhphost chuig chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil.


Fóram na gCumann

Is deis atá i bhFóram na gCumann 19:00 -20:30 Luan 7 Samhain in AC201 do chuid ceisteanna, ábhar imní nó moltaí a bhaineann le cumainn a chur in iúl don Chomhaltas. Is féidir leat bualadh le cumainn eile chun pleanáil agus comhoibriú a dhéanamh ar imeachtaí. Tá fáilte roimh gach ball de choiste an chumainn ach bí cinnte clárú ag an nasc Eventbrite ANSEO. Tuilleadh eolais ó


Oíche Scannán ETIM

Tugtar cuireadh duit freastal ar oíche scannán ag 8i.n. Céadaoin 9 Samhain in Amharclann Uí Fhlaithearta. Faigh do thicéad saor in aisce ANSEO. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais déan teagmháil le Jack ar


Seachtain Dramhaíola

Beidh an tSeachtain Dramhaíola ar siúl ar an7 Samhain ag féachaint ar shaincheisteanna comhshaoil amhail cur amú bia, athchúrsáil, iompar inbhuanaithe, bruscar agus mearfhaisean. Tuilleadh eolais/éirigh páirteach


Feachtas – Banc Sláinteachais

Beidh ár gcéad lá bailithe bainc sláinteachais eile ann ar an Luan 14 Samhain – scaip an focal le do thoil! Beimid ag bailiú tabhartas sláinteachais, cúraim phearsanta agus táirgí glantacháin tí dóibh siúd atá i ngátar. Tá banc sláinteachais mac léinn ar leith againn freisin do mhic léinn a bhféadfadh earraí a bheith de dhíth orthu.


Seal Cainte Chumann Mincéirs Whiden

Bí le Cumann Mincéirs Whiden 12i.n.-2i.n. Céadaoin 2 Samhain i Seomra Cruinnithe 1& 2 Thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn le haghaidh Lá Sóisialta Tae agus Caife.


Spásanna teoranta fágtha i mbliana le haghaidh Pleanáil Gníomhaíochta um Théarnamh Folláine (WRAP®)

An mian leat d’fholláine agus d’athléimneacht a neartú? Is clár bunaithe ar fhianaise é WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) a fhorbraíonn uirlisí pearsantaithe chun anacair a bhainistiú agus cur chuige dearfach a chur chun cinn maidir le folláine a chothabháil. Lean an nasc ANSEO chun iarratas a dhéanamh.


Oiliúint Feasachta ar Fhéinmharú Ohana Zero

D’fhéadfadh 20 nóiméad de do chuid ama beatha a shábháil. Críochnaigh oiliúint feasachta ar fhéinmharú Ohana Zero anois. Léirigh gur miste leat agus go bhfuil dáimh agat, Cuir an Cheist, Déan an Glaoch. Críochnaigh an oiliúint saor in aisce ANSEO.


Seisiún Eolais Chlár ‘Washington Ireland’ 2023

Tabharfaidh Clár Ceannaireachta WIP 2023 30 ceannaire óg spreagúil ó Éirinn agus ó Thuaisceart Éireann go Washington DC chun clár forbartha ceannaireachta ocht seachtaine a dhéanamh. Seisiún eolais ar siúl 12i.n. Céadaoin 2 de mhí na Samhna i Seomra na Seimineár Gairme. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.


Lá Oscailte d’Iarchéimithe ar an gCampas de chuid Ollscoil na Gaillimhe

Beidh an Lá Oscailte Iarchéimeanna ar siúl 12i.n.-3i.n. Déardaoin 8 Samhain i Halla Bailey Allen. Tar isteach chun eolas a fháil ar na roghanna staidéir múinte agus taighde atá ar fáil agus chun an t-eolas is déanaí a fháil maidir le táillí, maoiniú agus scoláireachtaí. Bí linn le haghaidh díospóireacht phainéil, cainteanna cúrsa agus cas ar Stiúrthóirí Clár. Léireoidh an Lá Oscailte cláir nua iarchéime ar nós an MA (Teangacha le Gnó), an MSc (Cibearshlándáil agus Bainistíocht Riosca), agus an MSc (Eolaíocht Sonraí Sláinte). Is féidir leat réamhchlárú chun bheith i láthair ANSEO.


Feabhas a chur ar Shábháilteacht Tiománaithe + Faigh €25!

Glac páirt le bheith i do mhúnla 3T chun sábháilteacht tiománaithe a fheabhsú agus dearbhán €25 saor in aisce a thabhairt abhaile leat. Ní thógann sé ach 10 nóiméad agus tá sé suite san fhoirgneamh innealtóireachta. Cláraigh le haghaidh áit ANSEO.  Tuilleadh eolais  ANSEO.


Caifé Pobail na Gaillimhe

Má tá gá agat le labhairt le duine éigin an deireadh seachtaine seo is seirbhís mheabhairshláinte do dhaoine fásta SAOR IN AISCE é Caife Pobail na Gaillimhe atá deartha + á reáchtáil ag daoine a bhfuil taithí saoil acu ar dhúshláin mheabhairshláinte. Tá sé lonnaithe i Mr Waffle os comhair an Ospidéil.


Ar fáil ar an Luan?

Beidh Club Reáchtála Beoir Chuan na Gaillimhe ar ais ag 7i.n. Luan 31 Deireadh Fómhair ó Osló i mBóthar na Trá le haghaidh rith sóisialta 5km eile le beoir SAOR IN AISCE mar dhuais dó. Oíche Shamhna atá ann, mar sin moltar culaith bhréige (ach roghnach) agus tá áit fágála mála ar fáil.


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 27  Deireadh Fómhair ag Westside Resource Centre, Bóthar Shéamuis Uí Chuirc, Gaillimh H91 C1KX. Tá fáilte roimh chách.



Tugtar cuireadh duit chuig léamh filíochta trítheangach (Béarla, Gaeilge agus Fraincis) ar shaothar triúr file / aistritheoir, Kelly Norah Drukker, Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha agus Gabrielle Machnik-Kekesi 6i.n. Déardaoin 3 Samhain i siopa leabhar Charlie Byrne’s i gCathair na Gaillimhe.


Lá Saoire Bainc ar Oíche Shamhna

Is Lá Saoire Bainc é an Luan 31 Deireadh Fómhair, mar sin níl aon ranganna ann agus beidh Oifig, Seomra na gCótaí agus Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léin, Smokey’s, Sult, an Leabharlann agus an tAonad Sláinte do Mhic Léinn dúnta. Beidh an Seomra Léitheoireachta ar oscailt mar is gnách ó 7r.n.-2.30r.n.. Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh!




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


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 ‘is maith liom’ a thabhairt dúinn nó muid a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok, Snapchat agus Twitter.




Artice by
Joanna Brophy