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SU Weekly Email 22 – 11th March 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn


Q&A 5pm TODAY with NUIG President

Join our live Q&A Session with the NUIG President 5pm TODAY. Sign up to ask a question here Then join the conversation 5pm today Thurs 11th of March 2021 HERE The NUIG Dean of Students, Prof Michelle Millar, will also be in attendance. More info from


Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week 2 & 3

Déardaoin 11 Márta / Thurs 11th March

15:00 Caife Cainte le Cumann Gaelach / Chatty Café with Cumann Gaelach TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 Scannán agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party NASC / LINK 

Dé hAoine 12 Márta / Fri 12th March

17:00 Gaeilge 101 – Irish for Beginners with Ciara Ní É – buzzwords, slang,  integrating your cúpla focal into everyday life TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:30 Paisean don Fhaisean le Áras na nGael / Passion for Fashion with Áras na nGael Beo ar YouTube / Live on YouTube

Dé Luain 15 Márta / Mon 15th March

17:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Conversation Circle TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 “Ár dTeanga, Ár gCampás” / Our Language, Our Campus.

CMLOÉG, QUBSU & UUSU: Plé ar an ghluaiseacht ar son cearta teanga san ollscoil / Discussion on the fight for language rights in University TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Dé Máirt 16 Márta / Tues  16th March

15:30-17:00 Uair Fhíorúil na nOifigeach – Cuir Aithne ar Oifigigh an Chomhaltais / Virtual Officer Hour – Meet your SU Officers TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 Lit&Deb Ceardlann díospóireachta / Lit&Deb Debating Workshop TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 Ceardlann ar Ghaeilge na hAlbain / Workshop on Scots Gaidhlig

Dé Céadaoin 17 Márta / Weds 17th March

19:30 Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua Lá Fhéile Pádraig / St Patrick’s Day Hump Day Hoolie TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS 

Déardaoin 18 Márta / Thurs 18th March

19:00 Grúpbhácáil Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – Cístíní Cupa do Lá Fhéile Pádraig / SU Bake Along – Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 Díospóireacht Lit&Deb: “Bheadh ceannródaithe na hÉireann ó 1912 – 1922, Deich mBliana na gCuimhneachán, bródúil as tír an lae inniu” / Lit&Deb Debate: “The pioneers of Ireland from 1912 – 1922, the Decade of Remembrance, would be proud of today’s country” TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 Oíche Scannánaíochta / Movie Night

Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó / More info from


Student Survey Closes this Sunday!

The National Student Survey runs for NUIG students until this Sunday 14th March. It’s open to 1st year and final year undergrads and all postgrad students. There’s great prizes to be won but more importantly this is where you can have your voice heard. What do you think NUIG is doing well? Where could NUIG improve? How have you found student life at NUIG? More info and survey link HERE


Sin Issue 9

Get all the NUIG news you need in the latest issue of Sin newspaper HERE


SU Movie Night 8pm Tonight

We are going with the only film as Gaeilge on Netflix which is “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run”. Dáithí Ó Sé is one of the voices! Tickets here.


Virtual Officer Hour

Meet your SU Officers 3.30pm-5pm Tuesday 16th of March. Come along for the chat and ask any questions you might have. Zoom Link HERE.


6 Nations Competition

Predict the scoring difference for each of this weekend’s 6 Nations game for a chance to win €30 Just Eat voucher. Entries must be in by 2pm 13/03/2021. Enter here.


SU Bake Along

Join us at 7pm on Thurs 18th of March for our St Patrick’s cupcake bake along! There’ll be Just Eat voucher prizes for the best cupcakes. More info and ingredients list HERE


How To Win With Marchathon This Week

  • Weekly Photo Competition
  • Limerick Competition
  • Reach the Team Target of 8,500 steps per person per day
  • Reach the top 25 or the top 150 on the Leader Board

Don’t forget to get all your team steps logged by 2pm every Monday at


Class Rep Meetings Next Week

Mon 15th March 6pm College of Science & Engineering
Thurs 18th March 5pm College of Business, Public Policy & Law
Thurs 18th March 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Thurs 18th March 6pm Postgraduate Council

More info from


Disability Rights Clinic – New time & day!

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic at the new time/day of 12pm-2pm every Monday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email


Running an Online Election Campaign Workshop

Learn how to run your #NUIGSU21 Election Campaign online with Labour Social Media Officer Katie Deegan 7pm Mon 29th March. TICKETS / TICÉIDÍ


Heads up NUIG Postgrad Research Students

PGR Townhall meeting with Dean of Graduate Studies 11am this Fri 12th March. To join the meeting select the ‘Townhall meeting’ menu option, any time after 10.45am on Friday on the 2021-1GST1 Blackboard course menu

We need to talk about…Student Accommodation

Find out more about the new Student Accommodation Bill and where we need to go next 6pm-7pm TODAY Thurs 11th March. Registration link here


Free Live Workouts this March!

Our free live workouts are continuing this March with Pilates Burn at 5.30pm each Monday and Full Body Workout at 5.30pm each Wednesday. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor the links.


St Patrick’s Day Hump Day Hoolie

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE


Upcoming SU Talks

  • 5.30pm Tues 23rd March Do you know the difference between a psychopath, sadist, and narcissist? Get tickets HERE
  • 5.30pm Tues 30th March Toxic Relationships and How to Spot Them Get tickets HERE


Substance Awareness Week Events

  • 11am Tues 16th March New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). 30-minute webinar looking at key issues surrounding, Benzos, Synthetic Opioids and Synthetic Cannabinoids. Places limited. Book here 
  • 12pm Fri 19th March Avoiding the K-hole. Harm Reduction strategies for the most popular drugs. Limited Spaces. Book here   
  • 11am Tues 23rd March Alcohol Related Brain Injury (ARBI). Short webinar on ARBI. Sign up here 


CARA Connect Programme Open

CARA Connect is a peer buddy programme that was developed with the aim to increase social interaction amongst the NUIG student population. APPLY TODAY HERE


ATS Mentoring Recruitment Now Open

Interested in becoming a mentor? Apply now HERE  For more info contact


Final Year Medicine Petition

The final year Medicine class at NUIG were disheartened to hear of the reduction in the number of 2021 Internship posts. We have been trained by the finest professionals, during the past 5/6 years, ensuring we qualify as diligent and competent young doctors by the time we graduate. Not only have we gained numerous skills during these years, we have developed a fond connection to the Irish community, which we would be honoured to give back to and serve as their healthcare providers. The graduating class of 2021 has instigated a petition addressed to Minister Stephen Donnelly with hopes of increasing the number of available Internship posts. Through this, we hope to allow more Irish trained medical students an opportunity to support the Irish healthcare system during this current crisis. We would appreciate any help you can offer to voice our concerns. Sign the petition HERE


Want to Decide the Fate of Someone Else’s Hair?

Our March challenge is the Hair Raiser. Volunteers are going to get their hair dyed, shaved or cut at the end of March. The fate of their hair lies in your hands as you can vote for what option you want them to go with HERE


Culture Through Comedy 8pm Tonight

Culture Through Comedy with Steve from the Hump Day Hoolies is back at 8pm tonight. Meet other students from Ireland + all over the world. Share cultures, learn what Irish people really mean when they say ‘grand’. Get free tickets here.


March Lunch Meetups

March Lunch Meetups are an opportunity for you to meet your classmates, hang out on zoom, play games, win prizes and have a fun lunchtime. They’re on 1pm – 2pm, Mon – Thurs

  • Mon 15th March: Second Year Arts
  • Tues 16th March: Second Year Business & Law
  • Thurs 18th March: Second Year Engineering, Science, Medicine & Health Sciences

ZOOM links available HERE


Stitch and Bitch

Our Stitch and Bitch knitting group is back this March every Tuesday at 7pm. Open to all crafters! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor more info.


ROPES Open Mic 19th March

The NUIG ROPES Literary Journal are hosting their first Open Mic night at 6.30pm on Fri 19th of March in aid of COPE Galway. More info and open mic tickets HERE. If you want to perform in the Open Mic email by 15th of March. Follow ROPES on Twitter for more info.


USI Day of Action Weds 24th March

Ireland has the highest college fees in the European Union. Can it be right that students are paying so much for an underfunded higher education system? Join students across Ireland and take part in the USI Day of Action Weds 24th of March. JOIN HERE


Would you like to take over a Flirt FM Breakfast Show?

Flirt FM are looking for Galway Community Groups/CBOs, Student Support Services, Charities, NGOs, Societies & Clubs to take to the airwaves. More info HERE


Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

Today Thurs 11th March

11am–4pm: gradireland Live Career Fair

12pm-1pm: Employability Award Online Workshop

12:30pm-1:30pm: AMAZON Student Programmes – International Women’s Day

Tues Mar 16th

1pm-2pm: Transition to Employment -Wrap Up – Session 4

2pm-3pm: Interview Skills Workshop

4pm-5pm: Options with My Science Degree – Pathways to Industry (Biomedical Science Society)

Thurs Mar 18th

2pm-3pm: – Sustainability – Insights to future proof your career

4pm-5pm: Employability Award Online Workshop


Mother and Baby Homes Webinar tonight

Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Webinar by An Cumann Staire 7pm tonight Thurs 11th March. Tickets here


Career Centre Survey

The Career Development Centre is in the process of creating new online career development learning materials and we want to know your preferences, thoughts and ideas. Let us know what new e-learning materials you would most like to see developed by answering this super-short survey here – it will take no more than 2 minutes! Anyone who completes the survey gets included in a draw for €50 One-4-All vouchers.


Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this March

  • 11am Tues 16th March Referencing & Citing with EndNote
  • 2pm Tues 16th March Time Management
  • 2pm Thurs 18th March Happiness-Positive Psychology
  • 11am Tues 23rd March Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown

More info and Registration HERE


NUIG International Women’s Week Events


Sign Up for the NUI Galway 100

The University are seeking NUIG students to take part in the NUI Galway100. This is a student engagement panel, with 100 students working in smaller groups to share their views and opinions with a research team during the rest of this academic year. Student from all years and disciplines are welcome. This is an opportunity to ensure your voice is heard on important issues and initiatives that affect the NUIG experience and community. During the coming semester, members of the NUI Galway100 will be asked for their views on a variety of new policies and projects, on teaching/learning, student wellbeing, and the college experience. You can choose to take part until June or September 2021. To compensate you for your time, you will be paid €150 (for taking part February-June) or €200 (for taking part February-September) in One4All vouchers. Sign up here


Survey on the Irish marine environment and its conservation

This study aims to understand the general population’s perceptions and knowledge of Irish waters. Your answers will help us identify how to better communicate about marine conservation issues in Ireland. Take the survey here and you could win a €50 voucher: Survey Link


Coming Soon: Library LibQual 2021 Survey

Keep an eye out for the Library LibQual 2021 survey. This is your opportunity to give feedback on the Library along with your chance to give recommendations as how to better improve the service for end users. Complete the survey and you could win a Samsung Galaxy A41 phone.


Survey on Student Mental Health during COVID-19 Online Learning

This survey is looking at the impact of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of third level college students in Ireland. Take the survey HERE.


Virtual Symposium: Inclusive Learning in Higher Education 7 & 8 April

As student populations become increasingly diverse, what can higher education institutions do to create a truly inclusive learning environment? This free two-day symposium aims to raise awareness of issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and will highlight the importance of centering the student voice. It will also showcase and share inclusive pedagogies, practices and approaches. Info + Registration HERE


Peer responses to Depression

If you’re a student in NUIG and you’re over 18 years old, you’re invited you to take part in this survey-based online study. The goal of the study is to explore students’ responses to a hypothetical peer with depression, investigate students’ views on certain aspects of the illness and record their level of contact with people with depression. Please find further info, consent form and the survey under the following link HERE


The relationship between Type I Diabetes and occupational performance among university students in Ireland: A cross-sectional study.

This 20-minute survey explores the interaction between Type I Diabetes management and the university lifestyle of students in Ireland. Take the survey HERE


#NUIGSU21 Elections

  • Full Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 7th April 2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 14th April  2021
  • SU Council Chair Nominations Open: 10am Thurs 8th April 2021


Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards Ireland is the annual opportunity for the student movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to improving the experience of their fellow students, and to wider society. Nominations for this year’s awards are open and close at 5pm this Mon 15th March. More info and nominations HERE


NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here


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 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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.