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SU Weekly Email 3 – 16th September 2021

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  


September | Meán Fómhair 

We have loads of events coming up this month to welcome you to NUI Galway including our Outdoor Cinema, Walk & Talks, the Hump Day Hoolie, our Beach Clean Up, Clothes Swop Shop and our SU Pop Up with all the freebies! There’s lots of chances to meet new people and get to know NUIG both in person and online so get yourself booked in HERE.


Registration is open for the following SU Life Skills Courses

More information and booking links HERE


We really need your help!

The target of #ProjectUniCoV is 8,000 participants across 4 campuses but we are only at 1,000! Please volunteer for this research to keep campus safe and continuing to operate face-2-face. You just need to take 2 quick and simple COVID19 tests twice a week. Learn more and sign up at www.unicov.org


Women’s Student Coaching Academy Scholarship Applications Open!

The aim of the academy is to provide female student coaches with support systems that will enable them to develop and reach their coaching potential. The academy also aims to increase the number, and visibility, of female coaches in third level institutions and create female role models for other female students to progress into coaching. More info is available HERE. Applications close Fri 8th Oct.


Become a Class Rep

Can you lead the way? Become a Class Rep and be the voice of your class this year. Gain experience, meet new people, learn skills, get a free hoodie + get your Alive Volunteering Certificate. Nominations are open on www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie now. More info from su.education@oegaillimh.ie


Hump Day Hoolie 7.30pm Weds 22nd Sept

Our Hump Day Hoolies are back with lots of speed friending, comedy, prizes and fun! Get your free tickets HERE.


Disability Rights Clinic | Clinic um Chearta Míchumais

4pm-6pm Every Monday on Zoom at this LINK. For more info contact: su.disability@oegaillimh.ie


SU Pop Up | Pop Up CMLOÉG 

Call over to us in the Aula Maxima, The Quadrangle, OÉ Gaillimh to get all the free stuff! We will be there from until Friday 1st Oct. Pick up your reusable Rudaí Álainn bag full of FREE STUFF including:


COVID Tracker App Survey – we would welcome your opinions!

An international research team, led by Dr Elaine Wallace of NUI Galway, are seeking your views about the COVID Tracker App, in a short 5-minute survey.  All answers are confidential. Click on THIS LINK to begin the 5-minute survey.


Need to use a Computer on Campus?

For the latest update on accessing the General Access PC Suites at NUIG read more HERE.


Paid Work Opportunity for NUIG Students

NUIG Student Services are recruiting students to assist at on campus Orientation on Saturday 25th of Sept. For more details and to apply, please complete this form


Disability Support Service

The Disability Support Service is available to NUIG students who need supports or reasonable accommodations due to the impact of a disability, ongoing physical or mental health condition, or a specific learning difficulty. Incoming first-year students and students from subsequent years who are continuing with their studies and not already registered are welcome to register for disability support. We recommend you do so as soon as possible after starting your course or receiving a diagnosis. Please click here to find out more.


Do You Speak Spanish?

Some NUIG students studying Spanish would like to be paired up with Spanish speakers. Tandem Learning is being organised in which students can help each other with their Spanish or English. Find out more and sign up HERE.


Traveller Education Officer

The newly appointed Traveller Education Officer Owen Ward offers support and guidance to Traveller students as they progress into higher education and throughout their time at university. He is located in the Access Centre and is available to Traveller students from Monday to Friday during the academic year. This is a confidential service. To make an appointment with the Traveller Education Officer contact owenpatrick.ward@nuigalway.ie



SensusAccess is a free automated document conversion service that allows you to convert your readings into formats that are more useful for you or easier to work with, such as MP3 Files, Accessible PDFs, Word files and E-Books. All you need to access it is your NUI Galway email address. Click here to convert your document. Watch this short video to see how to do conversions with SensusAccess. A SensusAccess e-learning course is available for students and staff; it covers how SensusAccess can be used to improve accessibility of documents and to make documents easier to work with.


Can you spare 10 minutes for our research project to help protect our seas, lakes and rivers form superbug pollution?

Every day in Ireland raw sewage from 70,000 people is released to our freshwater and coastal environment. What impact is this having on people who use these waters for recreation? We are trying to find out and we need your help! We really need people who don’t regularly swim as controls in our study. Everything is done from home and it only takes about 10 minutes. Info HERE


Connect Cafe

A scheduled coffee every Thursday from 12pm-1pm for students to come, make friends and chat! This is a relaxed space that you can drop in and out of each week. More information here


Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms are available during Library Opening Hours to registered students who wish to work together on projects + assignments. Rooms are equipped with Whiteboard, Internet PC, LCD Screen + Wi-Fi. Booking link HERE.


Career Development Centre Events Today

  • 12pm-1pm Law Seminar Series – how to ace your legal graduate programme application and interview
  • 1pm-2pm Building Employability Skills with PwC
  • 6pm-7pm Your Degree in Business – What next?

Sign up here

Irish Aid Workshop 1pm Tomorrow

Join the Irish Aid Workshop online 1pm-2pm tomorrow Fri 17th Sept to understand the SDGs and Ireland’s government commitment internationally. Sign up for Zoom link HERE


SDGs Global Goals Jam for Galway!

Join in a world-wide event and make an impact on the Global Goals for change! The SDG’s Global Goals Jam for Galway takes place online 10am-3pm this Sat 18th Sept and Sun 19th Sept. What is a Jam? A Jam is a group of likeminded people coming together to complete a series of design-thinking sprints. You do not need to know anything about the Goals, or design thinking. Volunteers are brought step by step through the process over a series of workshops and guest facilitators. Sign up for Zoom link at http://yourspace.nuigalway.ie click “Sign Up Events”


Free online workshop tomorrow!

Learn how to manage your Stress & Anxiety as you return to Campus 12pm tomorrow Friday 17th of September. Link HERE


LIFT Welcome Information Event

Join LIFT Leadership! For October and November meet weekly online for 30mins and connect with a small group of fellow students to build your Leadership Skills. You do not need to know anything about leadership or have a certain position, etc, you just need to be open to developing your skills. Sign up HERE.


Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2022 
This programme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD in any discipline. Funds include a stipend of €18,500 per annum, a contribution to fees, and eligible direct research expenses of €3,250 per annum. FAQ deadline: 16:00 14 Oct. Applicant’s Deadline: 16:00 21 Oct. Supervisor and referee deadline: 16:00 4 Nov.


Do you have Caring Responsibilities?

Family Carers Ireland is a service that supports young people with caring responsibilities in further and higher education with well-being assessments, one-to-one support, peer support, access to technology, counselling, grinds etc. More info HERE.


Win €1,200 of National Book Tokens

The prize draw closes Sunday 31st October. Details on how to enter HERE


SU Welcome Magazine

Our Fáilte | Welcome magazine has all the information you need about starting life at NUI Galway. There’s also some great deals and information from our friends! Read it HERE.  Leagan Gaeilge ANSEO.


SU Secondhand Bookshop

Looking for text books or want to sell your old text books? Our second hand bookshop is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm in the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. More info here


Ways to get involved with your SU this year |Bealaí le páirt a ghlacadh i do Chomhaltas i mbliana


SU Office is Open

The SU Office is open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn (beside Sult). Call in to collect your Student Leap Card, your SU Card, buy Secondhand Books, get SU Charity Socks, collect your locker keys and lots more! Our services at Sult, the SU Shop and Smokey’s Café have also reopened so call by and shop local! Don’t forget to use your SU Card to earn points each time you shop in Sult, the SU Shop and Smokey’s Café.


Handy Links For You


Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.


Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Tik Tok, Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.


Meán Fómhair |  September

Tá go leor imeachtaí le teacht againn an mhí seo chun fáilte a chur romhat chuig OÉ Gaillimh. I measc na n-imeachtaí seo tá Pictiúrlann Faoin Spéir, Siúlóid & Cainteanna, Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua, Glanadh na Trá, Siopa Malartaithe Éadaí agus Pop Up CMLOÉG ina bhfuil neart rudaí le fáil saor in aisce! Tugann na himeachtaí seo deis duit bualadh le daoine nua agus eolas a chur ar OÉG go pearsanta/ ar líne. Mar sin, déan cinnte clárú do roinnt de na himeachtaí ANSEO.

Tá Clárúchán ar oscailt do na Cúrsaí Scileanna Saoil CML seo a leanas

Tuilleadh eolais agus naisc áirithinte ANSEO


Teastaíonn do chabhair go géar uainn!

Is é sprioc #ProjectUniCoV ná 8,000 rannpháirtí a fháil ar fud 4 champas ach níl ach 1,000 duine againn go dtí seo! Cabhraigh leis an taighde seo le do thoil chun an campas a choinneáil slán, agus chun leanúint ar aghaidh ag obair ‘duine-le-duine’. Níl le déanamh agat ach 2 thástáil COVID-19, ar thástálacha tapa agus simplí iad, a dhéanamh dhá uair sa tseachtain. Tuilleadh eolais agus clárú ag www.unicov.org


Iarratais ar Scoláireacht Acadamh Cóitseála Mac Léinn na mBan Oscailte!

Is é aidhm an acadaimh ná córais tacaíochta a sholáthar do chóitseálaithe ban, a chuirfidh ar a gcumas forbairt agus a bheith chomh maith agus is féidir leo a bheith. Tá sé mar aidhm ag an acadamh freisin líon, agus infheictheacht, cóitseálaithe ban in institiúidí tríú leibhéal a mhéadú agus chun eiseamláirí ban a chruthú do mhic léinn baineanna eile chun a bheith páirteach sa chóitseáil. Tá tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ANSEO. Dáta Deiridh do na hIarratais: Aoine 8 Deireadh Fómhair.


Bí i d’Ionadaí Ranga

An féidir leat a bheith ag ceann an tslua? Bí i d’Ionadaí Ranga agus bí mar ghuth do ranga i mbliana. Faigh taithí, buail le daoine nua, foghlaim scileanna, faigh húdaí saor in aisce agus faigh do Theastas Deonach Alive. Tá ainmniúcháin oscailte ar www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie anois. Tuilleadh eolais ó su.education@oegaillimh.ie


Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua 7.30pm – Dé Céadaoin 22 Meán Fómhair

Tá Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua ar ais le luaschairdeas, greann, duaiseanna agus neart spraoi! Faigh ticéad saor in aisce ANSEO.


 Clinic um Chearta Míchumais | Disability Rights Clinic

4pm-6pm Gach Luan ar Zoom ag an NASC SEO. Déan teagmháil leis an seoladh ríomhphost seo le tuilleadh eolais a fháil: su.disability@oegaillimh.ie


Pop Up CMLOÉG | SU Pop Suas

Tabhair cuairt orainn san Aula Maxima, An Chearnóg, OÉ Gaillimh chun na rudaí seo saor in aisce a fháil! Beimid ann ó go dtí Dé hAoine 1 Deireadh Fómhair. Pioc suas do mhála ‘Rudaí Álainn’ in-athúsáidte, ina bhfuil RUDAÍ SEO SAOR IN AISCE!

  • Iris CMLOÉG saor in aisce
  • Maisc aghaidhe in-athúsáidte do gach mac léinn, á soláthar ag OÉ Gaillimh
  • Deochanna saor in aisce
  • Do Chárta CML le €10 saor in aisce le caitheamh!
  • Eolas ar Thionscadal UniCoV
  • + Go leor eile!


Suirbhé ar Aip Rianaithe COVID – chuirfimis fáilte roimh do chuid tuairimí!

Tá foireann taighde idirnáisiúnta, faoi stiúir Dr Elaine Wallace ó OÉ Gaillimh, ag lorg do thuairimí faoin Aip Rianaithe COVID, i suirbhé gairid 5 nóiméad.  Coinneoimid do chuid freagraí faoi rún. Cliceáil ar AN NASC SEO chun tús a chur leis an suirbhé 5 nóiméad.


An dteastaíonn uait Ríomhaire ar an gCampas a úsáid?

Chun an nuashonrú is déanaí a fháil maidir le rochtain a fháil ar na Svuíteanna Ríomhaire atá ag OÉG, léigh níos mó ANSEO.


Deis Oibre Íoctha do Mhic Léinn OÉG

Tá Seirbhísí Mac Léinn NUIG ag earcú mac léinn chun cúnamh a thabhairt ag an Ionduchtú ar an gcampas, a bheith ar siúl ar an Satharn 25 Meán Fómhair. Is féidir an fhoirm seo a úsáid le tuilleadh eolais a fháil agus chun clárú.


Seirbhís Tacaíochta do dhaoine faoi Mhíchumas

Tá an tSeirbhís Tacaíochta do dhaoine faoi Mhíchumas ar fáil do mhic léinn OÉG a dteastaíonn tacaíochtaí nó comhréiteach réasúnach uathu mar gheall ar thionchar míchumais, riocht sláinte choirp nó mheabhrach leanúnach, nó deacracht foghlama ar leith. Tá fáilte roimh mhic léinn na chéad bhliana agus mic léinn ó bhlianta eile atá ag leanúint ar aghaidh lena gcuid staidéir, iad siúd nach bhfuil cláraithe cheana féin san áireamh, clárú leis an tacaíocht seo a fháil. Molaimid duit é sin a dhéanamh a luaithe is féidir tar éis duit do chúrsa a thosú nó diagnóis a fháil. Cliceáil anseo le do thoil chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil.


An bhfuil Spáinnis agat?

Ba mhaith le roinnt mac léinn OÉG atá ag foghlaim na Spáinnise a bheith péireáilte le cainteoirí Spáinnise. Tá Foghlaim ar Scáth a Chéile á heagrú, inar féidir le mic léinn cabhrú lena chéile lena gcuid Spáinnise nó lena gcuid Béarla. Tuilleadh eolais agus clárú ANSEO.


Oifigeach Oideachais don Lucht Siúil

Tugann an tOifigeach Oideachais don Lucht Siúil nuacheaptha Owen Ward tacaíocht agus treoir do mhic léinn den Lucht Siúil, agus iad ag dul ar aghaidh chuig ardoideachas agus le linn a gcuid ama san ollscoil. Tá sé lonnaithe san Ionad Rochtana agus tá sé ar fáil do mhic léinn den Lucht Siúil ón Luan go hAoine i rith na bliana acadúla. Is seirbhís rúnda í seo. Chun coinne a dhéanamh leis an Oifigeach Oideachais don Lucht Siúil, déan teagmháil le owenpatrick.ward@nuigalway.ie



Is seirbhís uathoibrithe saor in aisce SensusAccess, a ligeann duit do chomhaid a thiontú go formáidí atá níos úsáidí duit nó atá níos éasca oibriú leo, mar shampla Comhaid MP3, PDFanna Inrochtana, comhaid Word agus R-Leabhair. Níl uait ach do sheoladh ríomhphoist OÉ Gaillimh. Cliceáil anseo chun do dhoiciméad a thiontú. Féach ar an bhfíseán gairid seo le feiceáil conas tiontuithe a dhéanamh le SensusAccess. Tá cúrsa r-fhoghlama SensusAccess ar fáil do mhic léinn agus don fhoireann; clúdaíonn sé conas is féidir SensusAccess a úsáid chun inrochtaineacht doiciméad a fheabhsú, agus chun doiciméid a dhéanamh níos inláimhsithe.

An bhfuil 10 nóiméad le spáráil agat chun ár dtionscadal taighde a dhéanamh chun ár gcuid farraigí, locha agus aibhneacha a chosaint ó thruailliú tarbhfhríde?

Gach lá in Éirinn scaoiltear amach camras amh ó 70,000 duine inár dtimpeallacht úruiscí agus chósta. Cén tionchar atá ag an méid sin ar dhaoine a úsáideann na n-uiscí seo mar shiamsaíocht? Táimid ag iarraidh a fháil amach agus tá do chúnamh ag teastáil uainn! Tá daoine ag teastáil uainn nach mbíonn ag snámh go rialta mar shlata comparáide inár staidéar. Déantar gach rud ó bhaile agus ní thógann sé ach 10 nóiméad. Eolas ANSEO


Siopa Caifé Teagmhála

Beidh caifé sceidealaithe ann gach Déardaoin idir 12in-1in do mhic léinn chun teacht le chéile, cairde nua agus comhrá a dhéanamh! Is spás gan strus é seo inar féidir leat bualadh isteach ann gach seachtain. Níos mó eolais anseo


Seomraí Staidéir Grúpa

Tá seomraí staidéir grúpa ar fáil le linn Uaireanta Oscailte na Leabharlainne do mhic léinn cláraithe ar mian leo obair le chéile ar thionscadail + tascanna. Tá áiseanna sna seomraí seo ina bhfuil Clár Bán, Ríomhaire le hIdirlíon, Scáileán LCD +Wi-Fi. Nasc áirithinte ANSEO.


Imeachtaí don lá Inniu san Ionad Forbartha Gairmeacha

  • 12in-1in Sraith Seimineár Dlí – an bealach le hardghrád a fháil i d’iarratas agus d’agallamh do chlár céimí dlí
  • 1iIn-2in Scileanna Infhostaitheachta a Chothú le PwC
  • 6in-7in Do Chéim i nGnó – Céard í an chéad chéim eile?

Cláraigh anseo

Ceardlann i gCúnamh Éireann 1in Amárach

Ceangail leis an gCeardlann i gCúnamh Éireann ar líne idir 1in-2in amárach Dé hAoine an 17 Meán Fómhair chun na SDGanna agus tiomantas rialtas na hÉireann go hidirnáisiúnta a thuiscint níos fearr. Cláraigh don nasc Zoom ANSEO


Sáinn Spriocanna Domhanda SDGanna do Ghaillimh!

Glac páirt in imeacht domhanda agus bíodh tionchar agat ar Spriocanna Domhanda i dtreo athrú! Beidh Sáinn Spriocanna Domhanda SDGanna do Ghaillimh ar siúl ar líne idir 10rn-3in an Satharn beag seo, an 18 Meán Fómhair agus Dé Domhnaigh an 19 Meán Fómhair. Céard is Sáinn ann? Is éard is Sáinn ann ná grúpa de dhaoine leis na tuairimí céanna a thagann le chéile chun smaointeoireacht deartha a dhéanamh. Ní gá duit aon rud a bheith ar eolas faoi na Spriocanna, nó faoin smaointeoireacht deartha. Gabhann na hoibrithe deonacha tríd an bpróiseas céim ar chéim thar sraith ceardlanna agus áisitheoirí cuairte. Cláraigh don nasc Zoom ag http://yourspace.nuigalway.ie cliceáil “Cláraigh d’Imeachtaí”


Ceardlann ar líne saor in aisce amárach!

Foghlaim an bealach le do Strus & d’Imní a láimhseáil agus tú ag filleadh ar Champas 12in amárach Dé hAoine an 17 Meán Fómhair. Nasc ANSEO


Imeacht Fáilte LIFT

Glac páirt sa Cheannaireacht LIFT! Buail isteach Deireadh Fómhair agus Samhain gach seachtain ar feadh 30 nóiméad agus ceangail le grúpa beag de chomh-mhic léinn chun do chuid Scileanna Ceannaireachta a chothú. Ní gá duit aon rud a bheith ar eolas faoi cheannaireacht nó staid ar leith a bheith agat, etc. ní gá duit ach a bheith oscailte do chuid scileanna a fhorbairt. Cláraigh ANSEO.


Scoláireacht Iarchéime Rialtas na hÉireann 2022

Tugann an clár seo scoláireachtaí ar fáil do dhaoine cáilithe chun a n-aghaidh a thabhairt ar chéim mháistreachta nó PhD in aon disciplín. San áireamh sna cistí tá €18,500 in aghaidh na bliana, ranníocaíocht do tháillí, agus costais taighde díreach incháilithe de €3,250 in aghaidh na bliana. Spriocdháta CCanna: 16:00 an 14 Deireadh Fómhair. Spriocdháta Iarratasóra: 16:00 an 21 Deireadh Fómhair. Spriocdháta Stiúrthóra agus Moltóra: 16:00 an 4 Samhain.


An bhfuil Freagrachtaí Cúramóra ort?

Is seirbhís é Lucht Cúramóirí Teaghlaigh Éireann a thacaíonn le daoine óga ar a bhfuil freagrachtaí cúramóirí i mbreis oideachais agus ardoideachais le measúnaithe folláine, tacaíocht ar bhonn duine ar dhuine, piarthacaíocht, rochtain ar theicneolaíocht, comhairleoireacht, diancheachtanna etc. Níos mó eolais ANSEO.


Luach €1,200 de Licíní Leabhar Náisiúnta le buachan

Beidh an crannchur duaiseanna dúnta Dé Domhnaigh an 31 Deireadh Fómhair. Tá na sonraí iontrála ar fáil ANSEO


Iris Fáilte CML

Tá gach eolas a bheidh ag teastáil uait san Iris Fáilte | maidir le do shaol a thosú in OÉ Gaillimh. Tá go leor bearta maithe agus eolas ann ónár gcairde! Léigh ANSEO é.  Leagan Gaeilge ANSEO.


Siopa Leabhar Athláimhe CML

An bhfuil tú ag cuardach téacsleabhair nó an mian leat sean-téacsleabhair a dhíol?  Tá ár siopa leabhar athláimhe ar oscailt ó Luan go hAoine 10rn-5in san Oifig CML thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Níos mó eolais anseo


Bealaí le páirt a ghlacadh i do Chomhaltas i mbliana


Tá Oifig CML ar Oscailt

Tá Oifig CML ar oscailt ó Luan go hAoine idir 10rn-5in thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn (in aice le Sult).  Buail isteach chun do  Chárta Mac Léinn Leap a bhailiú, ceannaigh Leabhair Athláimhe, faigh Stocaí Carthanachta CML, bailigh eochracha taisceadán agus go leor eile! Tá ár gcuid seirbhísí i Sult, an Siopa CML agus Caifé Smokey’s athoscailte arís agus mar sin buail isteach agus déan do ghnó go háitiúil! Ná déan dearmad do Chárta CML a úsáid gach uair a dhéanann tú gnó i Sult, Siopa CML agus Caifé Smokey’s chun pointí a shaothrú.


Naisc úsáideacha duit


Tacaíochtaí maidir le Sláinte Mheabhrach

Ná bíodh eagla ort, níl tú leat féin. Níos mó eolais anseo.


Déan teagmháil linn

Is féidir leat dul i dteagmháil le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn ar  studentsunion@nuigalway.ie le ceist ar bith nó moltaí atá agat.  Is féidir leat ‘is maith liom’ a thabhairt dúinn nó muid a leanacht ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok, Snapchat (@nuigsu) agus Twitter.


SU Card



Having a Students’ Union account puts a wealth of services at your finger tips.

Your SU Card can be used to access lots of discounts and offers in Students’ Union outlets. Those outlets are:
Smokey’s Cafe
SU Shop
Use your SU Card to collect points on purchases that you can convert to cash, and whenever you see the SU Card Offer sticker.

SU Pop Up


SU Pop Up | Pop Up CMLOÉG 

Call over to us in the Aula Maxima, The Quadrangle, OÉ Gaillimh to get all the free stuff!

Pick up your reusable Rudaí Álainn bag full of FREE STUFF including:

  • Your SU Welcome/Fáilte Magazine
  • Reusable facemasks for every student provided by NUI Galway
  • Flirt FM Wall Planners
  • Free drinks
  • Your SU Card
  • + Lots more surprises!

The Project UniCoV Team will also be there to answer all your questions about signing up to take part and safeguard our campus.


Week 1

  • Thursday 2nd September 11am-2pm
  • Friday 3rd September 11am-2pm
  • Saturday 4th September 1pm-3pm

Week 2

Monday 6th September – Thursday 9th September 10am-3pm (Late Opening 10am-6pm Wednesday 8th September)

Week 3

Monday 13th September – Friday 17th September 10am-3pm (Late Opening 10am-6pm Wednesday 15th September)

Week 4

Monday 20th September – Saturday 25th September 10am-3pm (Late Opening 10am-6pm Wednesday 22nd September)

Week 5

Monday 27th September – Friday 1st October 10am-3pm (Late Opening 10am-6pm Wednesday 29th September)


*Please wear a facemask and practice social distancing. You will need your NUIG student ID number (CAO number) to collect your free stuff. 

NUI Galway Students’ Union to Distribute Reusable Masks to Students


NUI Galway Students’ Union to Distribute Reusable Masks to Students

As students return to Galway for the start of the academic year NUI Galway Students’ Union are distributing free masks to students on behalf of NUI Galway. The University has supplied 3 high quality, reusable, washable masks for every student in NUIG which the SU will be giving out over the next three weeks starting with First Year Orientation this week.

The SU has partnered with the University to ensure that all students will have a chance to get their masks which will be available for collection from the Aula Maxima in the Quadrangle building on campus until Friday 9th of October. After that masks will be available from the SU Office for anyone who hasn’t had a chance to collect theirs. The University will also be distributing masks to all NUIG Staff members too.

NUI Galway Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey said: “We are delighted to partner with the University on this project to ensure that all NUI Galway students are ready for the start of the semester with a supply of reusable masks. We encourage all our students to wear face coverings to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and look after each other. This is just one of the important ways in which we can all join the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.”

The SU Pop Up is located in the Aula at the Quadrangle Building on Campus until Thursday 8th October and will also have free SU Diaries, free SU Loyalty Cards and free Flirt FM Wall Planners for NUIG students.

Provisional Opening Hours are:

  • Mon 5th -Thurs 8th Oct 12pm-3pm

SU Weekly Email 1 – 29th August 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to the first weekly email from your Students’ Union for the new academic year.

What is the Students’ Union?

“The mission of the Union shall be to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.” – Constitution of the Students’ Union

The SU is a representative organisation that is independent from the University and consists of all registered students at NUI Galway.  As the SU is an independent body, the SU officers do not have to answer to the University authorities – we only answer to you, our members who have elected us.

These are the officers in the Students’ Union working for you this year to promote and defend your rights:

President: Clare su.president@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Education: Cameron su.education@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Welfare & Equality: Brandon su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Erin su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie

Mature Students: Chuka Paul su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Taught: VACANT POSITION – Want to fill it? More info here!  

Postgraduate Research: Emily su.pgresearch@nuigalway.ie

SU Council Chairperson: Scott su.council@nuigalway.ie

Societies: Oissíne su.socs@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Pádraic su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies: Laura su.arts@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Science: Kenny su.science@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences: Aisling su.medicine@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Business & Law: Clodagh su.business@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Engineering & Informatics: Sachi su.engineering@nuigalway.ie

International Students: Avery su.international@nuigalway.ie

Gender and LGBT+ Rights: Morgan su.lgbt@nuigalway.ie

Disability Rights: Alex su.disability@nuigalway.ie

Ethnic Minorities: Victoria su.ethnicminorities@nuigalway.ie


Lockers On Sale ONLINE 10am this Monday 2nd September

You need to register at www.su.nuigalway.ie and pay online and collect your key from the SU Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please note if you’ve booked a locker in Áras Moyola or the Engineering Building you collect your key from the SU desk in the Engineering building 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.


FREE SU Diaries

Get your FREE SU Diary and handbook next week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and outside the SU Shop. We also have FREE Flirt FM Wall Planners for you.


Financial Aid Fund Applications Open Mon 16th Sept

Online application and more information available here.


NUI Galway Students’ Union Orientation Week 2019

Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!

Monday 2nd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, free SU Diaries, free Flirt FM Wall Planners, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, Life Skills sign up and play our Giant Games!

5pm-7pm DJ Michael Burnell at Sult

8pm till late Post Electric Picnic party with DJ Paul Belton at Sult

Tuesday 3rd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Cards, Lockers, Second hand Books, Life Skills sign up and play our Giant Games!

5pm-7pm Karl Spain’s Just for Laughs Table Quiz at Sult

8pm till late Bingo Loco at Sult

Wednesday 4th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and Life Skills sign up!

5pm-7pm Meet your SU Officers at Sult and ask them anything!

9pm till late Coafalla and Engel at Sult

Thursday 5th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books.

3pm-5pm Treasure Hunt with the SU Officers starts at Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm Speed Friending with host Johnny Graham at Sult

8pm-11pm Music from OIdskool at Sult

Friday 6th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and free condoms!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult


SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 9th of September

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on Monday 9th of September outside the Engineering Building. There will be FREE popcorn for the first 100 people and you can vote on our Facebook page for the film you want us to show. Make sure you bring something to sit on and don’t bring any alcohol or you will be asked to leave.


Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.


SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 17th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.


Life Skills Sign Up Open MONDAY 2nd Sept

From Monday you can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Sign Language
  • First Aid Responder Course
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course
  • MMA for Self Defence


Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Weds 11th Sept for the vacant SU Officer position of Postgraduate Taught Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Weds 18th of Sept to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thurs 26th of Sept.


Comedy Hypnotist Tickets On Sale Now!

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones at 8pm on Mon 23rd of Sept in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from EVENTBRITE HERE.  


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 December 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.


Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.


Disability Support Service – Deadline for Exam Accommodations

The deadline for exam accommodations for students living with disabilities is Weds 16th of October. Please contact the Disability Support Service as soon as possible to ensure that your specific requirements are tailored to in time for examinations.

Please email disabilityservice@nuigalway.ie

More Info.


Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Cameron at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.


Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café and Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!


Postgraduate Research Representatives

We are currently recruiting PGR Class Reps. If you want to have your voice heard and create change then contact the Education Officer, Cameron Keighron, on su.education@nuigaway.ie


Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Mark is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop him a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message him via the Sin Facebook page here.


Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 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 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

International Student Orientation

Whats Happening

NUI Galway Freshers’ Events


NUI Galway Freshers’ Events 2014 

Monday 8th September

Teaching Begins All Years

4pm Electric Roadshow in the College Bar 

Tuesday 9th September

4pm DJ Graham Doherty in the College Bar

Wednesday 10th September

11am-5pm Societies Day, Áras na Mac Léinn

8.30pm DJ Soc presents in the College Bar

Thursday 11th September

11am-5pm Clubs Day, Sports Centre

4pm DJs Killian & Jay in the College Bar

Friday 12th September

Postgrad Friday in the College Bar

Monday 15th September

8pm SU Comedy Gig in O’Flaherty Theatre – Foil, Arms & Hog + Support Tickets €5

Tuesday 16th September

11am-4pm SU Freshers’ Fair, Áras na Mac Léinn – Freebies, Giveaways, Competitions & Food! 

4pm DJ Graham Doherty in the College Bar

Wednesday 17th September

11am-4pm Societies Fair, Áras na Mac Léinn

8.30pm DJ Soc presents in the College Bar

Thursday 18th September

11am-5pm Radio Open Day at Flirt FM

4pm DJs Killian & Jay in the College Bar

Friday 19th September

Postgrad Friday in the College Bar

Monday 22nd September

8pm SU Freshers’ Night in College Bar with Crossfire covers band

International Student Orientation

Whats Happening

Orientation 2014 Begins

Whats Happening

NUI Galway Academic Dates