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FREE Microsoft Office for all NUI Galway Students!

on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:36
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Hey guys

All NUI Galway students are now entitled to FREE Microsoft Office as part of the University's agreement with Microsoft.

There will be a representitive from Microsoft in the foyer of the library today and thursday to introduce this service to students and to answer any queries.


Student Connect Event during SU Mental Health Week

on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:03
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Mentors and Firsts should watch this space!  We are planning a free event in the college bar on Tuesday, 18th November.  The event is for 1st years to meet their mentors and the SU Welfare Crew.  Free Pizza for all!!!

Any and all suggestions welcome!


Safe Talk Training, November 13th

on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:53
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If any mentors or mentor leaders are interested in attending the SafeTALK Training please contact

Safe Talk is excellent suicide prevention training will be held on the 13th Nov., 6 – 9PM.  It is free, and participants receive a certificate.  Light refreshments will be provided. Places are limited so contact cindy asap!

If anyone has already attended this training please let us know if you found it useful and if so please encourage others to attend!

Clubs and Societies at NUI Galway

on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:09

Clubs and societies can be a great forum to meet new people with shared interests, and provide an escape from academic responsibilities.

With over 110 student-led societies, all tastes and interest groups are catered for on campus. The 988 committee members across all these societies organised over 3000 events last year. These social, educational and cultural events all added to the vibrancy of the campus.

  • NUIG membership consisted of 9858 registered individual student members in 2013
  • Students join an average of 4 societies each, and have the opportunity to receive an ALIVE cert for

Exam Stress

on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:07

The Chaplaincy will be holding a pre-exam Mass each exam day at 8am followed by a take-away "Breakfast-in-a-bag". Exam support personnel will be available at each exam venue to offer help, support, advice and practical assistance to students before, during and after exams.

Exam de-stress tips!

Sleep Well: Get 6 to 8 hours, at least on most nights, and you will be able to concentrate better, recall in-formation, and keep up your energy levels

Eat Well: Don't skip meals, especially breakfast. Eat 5 or 6 smaller meals instead of 3 bigger ones.

Are you willing to risk a criminal conviction?

on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:04

At NUI Galway we of course want you to enjoy yourselves and experience all element of student life. Yet, some students in the past have gone too far, resulting in a criminal conviction. 

How you decide to act and behave is up to you. It’s your choice. But here are a few things you should know:

Being drunk/disorderly in public, threatening behaviour, failure to comply with Garda instructions and other Anti-Social behaviour can result in prosecution and may leave you with a criminal conviction which can result in….

Your expulsion from NUI Galway and your accommodation

Serious convictions

Put it out!

on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 08:03

Smoking in Ireland has become an epidemic and there is a significant high rate among young people. Walking through the college, one cannot but see many peers smoking outside college buildings, be it hail, rain or shine. Many start smoking due to peer pressure and are quickly sucked in to the addictive habit that it is. While the growing addiction may be subtle and overlooked, the hard facts relating to smoking are most certainly not.

  • 50% of all smokers will die from smoking related diseases, that is over 7000 a year
  • Smokers have an increased risk of cancers, heart disease, strokes, low birth

Drug consumption and implications for students

on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 07:58

The drug culture in Ireland has become an increasing concern among young people and has almost become equated to the problems associated with alcohol consumption. A glance any week at the news will show the level of incidents involving drug misuse and sadly a high number of these have been linked to Irish students. With such statistics it’s vital that students are aware of the implications of consuming illegal substances for both their own health and safety and also their future in the university.

Attention has been drawn in particular to cannabis use along with ‘Ecstasy-type substances’ and