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Monday 10th March 2014

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NUI Galway Theatre Festival Monday 10th March – Friday 14th March more info from 

Tuesday 25th February 2014

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Aquathon – 750m Swim, 5km Run – entry €25 – all proceeds go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & ISPCC/Childline

Thursday 20th February 2014

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SU Full Time Officer Elections Nominations open at 10am for 2014/15 paid positions of SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer, SU Vice-President/Welfare Officer. Nomination forms available from the SU Office and 

Wednesday 12th February 2014

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Teaching Careers Fair 4pm-7pm Orbsen Building. For more info contact 

Saturday 8th February 2014

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Annual Charity Collection Day in Galway for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline. To volunteer to help out email 

NUI Galway Student Entrepreneurs Compete For €20,000 Prize Fund!


NUI Galway Student Entrepreneurs Compete For €20,000 Prize Fund!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards competition is now entering its second stage as six finalists battle it out for a €20,000 investment fund to turn their ideas into reality.Now in its fourth year, the competition seeks to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among the students of NUI Galway in both social and business enterprise.

Each of the six finalists, all NUI Galway students, now receives investment capital of €500 to develop their initial ideas further. A series of workshops hosted by members of the business community over the coming weeks will let the finalists  develop their ideas ahead of the final judging session in March. Galway City & County Enterprise Board, Online Marketing in Galway, Hammond Good Solicitors, Gareth Williams Accountant and Starlight Solutions are just some of the groups providing workshops.

Sean Kearns, President of NUI Galway Students’ Union, said:

 “We have been overwhelmed by the number and standard of entries to the NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards again this year. The entrants are testament to the exceptional initiative and creativity of students in social and business enterprise. At a time when real innovation and flair is needed, students are leading the way in creating the big ideas that will help fuel our recovery. The Students’ Union is delighted with the support that the Awards have received from the local business community and the university.”

The final six projects are:

1.    NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund

Operating a real-life financial portfolio under the guidance of industry experts and alumni, the NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund is an organisation managed by students, for the benefit of both the participants and the University as a whole. Martin Weitbrecht a final year BSc. Financial Mathematics & Economics student from Donegal, Conor Hanniffy a Masters in International Finance student from Athlone, Shane Reilly a final year BSc. Financial Mathematics & Economics student from Castlebar and Maurice Kelter a final year B.Comm (International) student from Tralee are behind the project.

2.    Student Talks

‘Student Talks’ is an online knowledge platform for students to communicate their ideas, connect with other students and find out about courses and careers. Student Talks was created by Brian Slattery from Dublin who is completing his Psychology PhD.

3.    Shuffleupagus

Margaret Tallott has developed Shuffleupagus which is a simple game for everyone who is learning Irish. Margaret is from Belmullet, Co. Mayo and is in the fourth year of her Phd in the Department of Management.

4.    MyStudySheets™

MyStudySheets™ provides downloadable, course-specific study aids in mathematics to second and third-level students, aiming to radically improve student grasp of key concepts. MyStudySheets™ was developed by brothers Enoch and Issac Burke from Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Enoch is a 2nd Year BA student in History, German, Sociology & Politics and Isaac is in his 2nd Year of a PhD in Pure Mathematics.

5.   Loyal-T Stamped

Loyal-T Stamped seeks to revolutionize the way we collect and redeem customer loyalty points through a visually striking user friendly application. Nathan Regan and Fergal Walsh are both final year Mechanical Engineering students and Galway natives. They have developed Loyal-T Stamped with Gearoid O’Connor a final year Computer Science and Information Technology student also from Galway.

6.    The Big Yellow Thing

The Big Yellow Thing (originating from NUI, Galway) is an artistic project that aims to create modern and exclusive apparel for students, staff, visitors and alumni of all National Universities of Ireland. Michelle Campion from Tuam, Co. Galway developed The Big Yellow Thing and is studying the MSc. in Neuropharmacology.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony dinner on Saturday 29th of March in the College Bar, NUI Galway.

Tuesday 28th January 2014

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SU Drug Awareness Day for more information contact 

Wednesday 15th January 2014

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Societies Day in Áras na Mac Léinn – join some societies and get involved.

Monday 13th January 2014

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Teaching Begins for all years

NUI Galway SU Supports “We’re Not Leaving” Campaign


NUI Galway Students’ Union is supporting the We’re Not Leaving – Galway campaign and encouraging all students to attend the Youth Assembly in Dublin on Saturday the 9th of November. We are providing a return bus to the assembly and tickets are on sale for €2 from the Students’ Union now. We will be leaving at 9am on Saturday. 

Aims of the assembly:

– To build a campaign that unites students, young workers and the unemployed to address the youth crisis.

– To produce a youth charter, which articulates demands to be placed on representative bodies, the state and society and which articulates a divergent social vision from the path of austerity Ireland on behalf of young people.

– To build a democratic infrastructure on the basis of this charter that can reinvigorate youth politics locally and nationally.

You can also attend the Galway meeting this Thursday 7th November 2013 at 8pm in the Victoria Hotel.