Relay for Life returns to NUI Galway


The fourth annual NUI Galway Relay for Life in aid of the Irish Cancer Society is set to take place on Thursday March 15.  Relay for Life is a 12 hour event that will begin at 6pm on March 15 and end at 6am March 16.   The event will take place at the Kingfisher Gym this year.  The relay aims […]

SU President lives off direct provision budget for one week

Protests against Direct Provision

Following the lead of his DCU counterpart, current NUI Galway Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh spent one week living on the meager allowance given to those in direct provision last month. He finished with just €4.20 in his pocket. He quickly learned how hard it is to try to live on just €21.60 for […]

“The frequency of microplastics was one of the highest that has ever been found.” Ocean plastic study leaves us wondering, what now?

(Source: Oregon State University on Flickr)

Microplastics (Source: Oregon State University on Flickr) Lorna Shaughnessy didn’t move to Galway just to be a lecturer in the NUIG Spanish Department, she fell in love with the rugged Connemara landscape and crisp ocean waves crashing against the Burren. Now, years later, she is concerned about the increasing amount of plastic she sees washed […]

Participants wanted for NUI Galway chronic health study


The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway is launching a new research study involving people with chronic pain and at least one other long-term condition. The new treatment programme will be online-based, and is supported by Health Research Board. This study was designed by expert psychologists and physiotherapists. The aim of this study is […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Welfare and Equality Officer candidate Colman O’Connell

Colman O'Connell

  Why are you running for election? I have been in this university for four and a half years, and my goal would be to try to give back to the university. My goal would be to make the university more accessible for the average student, especially the Students’ Union, encourage people to get interested […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Welfare and Equality officer candidate Aisling Fallon

Aisling Fallon

Why are you running for election? I am a Masters student currently studying on the MA in Culture and Colonialism and I would be absolutely honoured to be your next Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer in NUI Galway Students Union for the upcoming academic year. I am running for this specific position because our student’s […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Welfare and Equality Officer candidate Georgia Feeney

Georgia Feeney

Why are you running for election? For the last couple of years I have been your regular student, and then I have also volunteered with the SU. Then this year I also started working with them at the SU desk and I think from having all those experiences I have been able to see how […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Presidential Candidate Fiachra Mac Suibhne

Fiachra Mac Suibhne

Why are you running for election? The reason I am running is that I helped out Diarmuid Ó Curraoin last year with his campaign and found talking to students I saw the issues students were facing and I felt that I was in a position to help them. I wouldn’t be a traditional Students’ Union […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Welfare & Equality candidate Clare Austick

clare austick

Why are you running for election? I am running for the position of Vice/Welfare and Equality Officer because I’m driven quite strongly to help provide care for others and I’ve been involved with the Students’ Union for a number of years now. I’ve been a class rep for two years and as a current part-time […]

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES: Students’ Union Presidential candidate John Molony

John Molony

Why are you running for election? One of the big reasons is that I am from Cork and I had never been to Galway when I was younger, so when I first came here everyone was so friendly and I really fell in love with the city straight away. That is something I wanted to […]