USI Congress 2018: Day One

The Union of Students Ireland’s (USI) annual Congress kicked off Tuesday 3 April in Ballinasloe with over 300 student delegates from across the country arriving for the three-day event. Day one marked the launch of the ‘Students for Choice’ campaign, with students also voting on USI policies that are due to expire, and the USI […]

Dramsoc play Carthaginians picked to perform at Irish Student Drama Awards

The Drama Society’s production of Carthaginians has been selected to represent NUI Galway at the Irish Student Drama Awards (ISDA) in April. The event which is being held at UCC this year features plays from across Irish college campuses that are then judged based on categories such as Best Play, Best Director, Best Actress and […]

HearMe! NUI Galway students helping tackle communication barriers in Galway cafés

NUI Galway’s Enactus society are seeking to create better communications between catering staff and people with communication impairments in Galway. The society, which aims to bring together people in the community, launched their ‘HearMe!’ initiative last year with the hope that their training programmes could better equip Galway establishments with the tools to communicate with customers with speech difficulties.   Aonaid Carr, […]

Four NUI Galway students on a mission to make Galway plastic free – with plans for bring-your-own lunchbox campaign

Kayleigh Flynn, Claire Coleman, Caolan Kelly and Patrick Hurley are four second-year biomedical science students and they are on a mission to make Galway plastic free. The four students have undertaken an environmental project as part of their Community Knowledge Initiative Programme module. Their project ‘Make Galway Plastic Free’ ultimately aims to raise awareness of the wastefulness of single-use plastics.  “Initially we […]

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

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?

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

  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

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 […]