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About NUI Galway
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Festive Events on Campus
FUN FOR THE FAMILY!
NUI GALWAY FESTIVE FAMILY GATHERING*
- Sunday, 16 December, 12pm-3pm
The festive party for University staff, students and their families* is back this year! This fun on-campus event is strictly ticketed only. Look out for an email from the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity at 12pm on Thursday 6 December with a link to book your free ticket. Don’t miss it!
*This event is not open to the general public. It is strictly ticketed only.
CONCERN COFFEE MORNING
- Thursday, 20 December, 10.30am-12.30pm
Join staff in Sult (the College Bar) for a social gathering just before the holidays, with proceeds going to Concern.
GIVING BACK THIS FESTIVE SEASON
CHRISTMAS GIFT COLLECTION FOR DIRECT PROVISION IN GALWAY
- Drop-off deadline: Friday, 21 December at 1pm
- Drop-off point: Parking and Travel Office, Room 103a, Arts Millennium Building
Please help make the season special for children and adults in Direct Provision in Galway. Gifts can be dropped off to the Parking and Travel Office on or before Friday 21 December 1pm. Email: email@example.com for more information.
Kids: soft toys, clothes, books, puzzles, arts/craft supplies, sports equipment, musical instruments, blocks/lego, etc.
Adults: outerwear (hats, gloves, scarves), sports equipment, books, cosmetics/toiletries, chocolates/sweets, small electronic devices, art/craft supplies, gift vouchers, etc.
Thank you for your generosity!
LIGHTING THE FESTIVE SPARK ON OUR CAMPUS!
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
- Wednesday, 5 December, 3.30pm
Join students, staff, retired staff and friends from the community outside the O'Donoghue Centre in the South Campus as we switch on the festive lights. Free food and festive fruit punch from our campus caterers, with entertainment from our choir and student societies. Wear your Christmas jumper! Bucket collection in aid of COPE Galway and the Galway Rape Crisis Centre
SU BIG FAT CHARITY CAKE SALE & PET FARM
- Wednesday, 5 December, 11am-3pm
Running in Áras na Mac Léinn. Chill out with some furry friends and buy our students’ cakes with proceeds going to COPE Galway and the Galway Rape Crisis Centre. There will be sheep, lambs, goats, cats, rabbits, ducks, hens, roosters, chicks, ducklings, geese, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM. More info
MUSIC, CRAFTS & COFFEE MORNINGS
ORCHESTRA SOCIETY WINTER CONCERT
- Saturday, 1 December, 7-9pm
A magical evening in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church in aid of Draíocht Society, NUI Galway. The orchestra will be joined by the student male-voice choir the ‘Testostertones’. Tickets €8/€5 from the SocsBox or on the door.
CRAFT FAIR AND COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF GALWAY’S ANIMAL CHARITIES
- Tuesday, 4 December, 10am-2pm
The Craft Fair & Coffee Morning is back and has moved to an even bigger venue – The Bailey Allen Hall! With more local artisan crafts and goods on offer than ever before it is the perfect opportunity to pick up unique presents for friends and family while supporting local artists and craftspeople. Browse the thirty or so stalls while sipping a cuppa and munching on delicious delicacies, all very kindly donated by staff and volunteers, and buy tickets for our monster raffle.
Proceeds go to four very worthy charities who work tirelessly for all the neglected, abandoned and abused animals in the Galway region and surrounds (MADRA, Galway Cat Rescue, Renvyle Cat & Dog Rescue and An Cat Dubh).
‘SNOWFLAKES AND ANGELS’ CHARITY CROCHET
- Wednesday, 5 December, 12pm-2pm
All crafters come and join us in the NUI Galway Knit & Crochet group to make snowflakes and angels! For the office, for the tree,
to insert into a craft card to send to a special friend. Bring your own yarn, hooks and needles (if you have them). Hooks and yarns will also be available.
Donations €5 or more. All proceeds to COPE Galway. Complimentary tea/coffee by Masterchefs Galway
The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway
Facilitator: Anne O’Hara Quinn.
To reserve your place: text Anne on 087 7548741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COFFEE MORNINGS IN AID OF WATERSIDE HOUSE
- Thursday, 6 December, 10am-12pm
Help Santa get to the children in the Women's Refuge this Christmas. Join us for a cuppa in: