SU President highlights role of the Students’ Union as election race commences

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Thursday 23 February saw the start of another Student Union election race in NUI Galway. Students are competing for the role of President, Welfare Officer and Education Officer, the three full-time positions in the Students’ Union. As candidates launch their campaigns over the next week, Student Independent News spoke with current Students’ Union President Jimmy […]

NUI Galway student investigates link between alcohol and falls in university students

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A final year Occupational Therapy student in NUI Galway is conducting research into the relationship between alcohol-induced falls on nights out and the occupational dysfunction of Irish university students. Sarah Rath has invited students in NUI Galway who may have experienced a fall or a fall-related injury on a night out to take part in […]

The last chance: Final Year reflections

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The gloom-inducing thought of final year sparks a flurry of ‘last chance to-’ activities. It inspires both impromptu pints and late nights in the reading room, is both an excuse and a curse. It involves walking a thin line, savouring the last dregs of student life while also holding tight to your degree for those […]

Curtain call: NUI Galway students ready for performance of The Bacchae

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The Ancient Greek play The Bacchae will be performed by Final Year and Masters students of the Drama programme in NUI Galway in the Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane from 14 February to 18 February at 8pm. This is the first time the play is being performed in Ireland. Under the steerage of director Max […]

NUI Galway deserve football league inclusion

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Connacht Provincial Council Secretary John Prenty believes the time has come to give colleges the boot from the Connacht senior football league and will bring forward a motion in their annual convention to dismiss NUI Galway, IT Sligo and GMIT from the competition. This is a motion that I am sure will infuriate NUI Galway […]

Over 1,300 attend smash-hit Akumakon convention on campus

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Akumakon is the only anime and manga convention held in the West of Ireland, and took place in a across the NUI Galway campus from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 January. Once before almost completely unknown to the world outside Japan, manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animation) have become a global phenomenon. Akumakon 2017 […]

Sugar, spice and all things nice: SHAG week to raise awareness in how to look after your sexual health

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The Students’ Union launched their ‘Sweet and Spicy’ SHAG (Sexual Health and Guidance) week this Monday 6 February and all week on campus there will be a range of activities to raise sexual health awareness. The spice can be found in SULT on Wednesday 8 February when the bar plays host to the Dirty Circus, […]

Ill-informed: The Great College Game

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The second installment of SIN’s newest column ‘Ill-informed’, written by Jennifer O’Connor, a member of the Disability Support Services in NUI Galway.  I think that it is safe to say that so many of us have played the game Monopoly as children, and perhaps more competitively as adults. My first memory of playing the game is […]

NUI Galway begin Fitzgibbon campaign with win

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St Pat’s failed to grasp a massive opportunity presented to them on 24 January in Dangan as they went down to understrength NUI Galway that began with only 5 starters from last year’s knockout tie against UL. William Ryan and Sean Morrissey proved to be major thorns in Galway’s side from the outset by thwarting […]

NUI Galway outclass Trinty in lopsided Sigerson opener

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Sigerson Cup Preliminary round: NUI Galway 4-12 Trinity College Dublin 1-07 Victory for NUI Galway never looked in doubt as they comfortably dispatched Trinity College Dublin by a margin of 14 points on a stereotypically cold and windy Wednesday afternoon in Dangan on 25 January. This victory now sets up a tricky first round away trip […]