NUI Galway is offering a number of virtual events in 2021, for students, staff and the public.  
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March 2021 - Online Events 


Date & Time: Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 5       

Shaping our Future Cities and Communities  

As a member of the ENLIGHT European University consortium, NUI Galway is delighted to announce the ENLIGHT Kick-off Week from 1-5, March 2021. 

ENLIGHT will establish the foundations of an integrated European University System with free movement of students and staff and the sharing of resources to build opportunities for collaboration in teaching and learning, and research and innovation. For more information see:   

To register to attend ENLIGHT Kick-Off week events and for full programme details, click here.  

To view the latest ENLIGHT news click here.

Sign-up for the ENLIGHT newsletter for information on upcoming events, conferences, and opportunities to get involved, here.


Event: Irish Traveller Ethnicity Day 

Date: Monday, March 1     

NUI Galway is to host a series of online events on Monday, 1 March as part of Traveller Ethnicity Day.

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris T.D., Senator Eileen Flynn, children’s author Richard O’Neill, and US-based academic Professor Sharon Gmelch are among those taking part.  March 1 2021 marks five years since the Government officially recognised Irish Travellers as an ethnic group.

To mark the anniversary, the flag of the Mincéirs Whiden Society, the only university society for Irish Travellers, will fly above the Quadrangle at NUI Galway, and a series of films will be shown including a specially produced short documentary Travellers in Higher Education: Building a Sense of Belonging.  Other events planned for the day include panel discussions on pathways to education and a career in teaching and what the State’s recognition of Traveller ethnicity has meant for the community.

View the full schedule of events (via Eventbrite) and how to access them HERE.

Owen Ward, Programme Coordinator in NUI Galway’s Access Centre, who is leading the day’s events, said: “We are highlighting the openness of NUI Galway, its commitment to showcasing the rich heritage of the Travelling community and the importance of building bridges between all communities. 

NUI Galway are the only university in Ireland to officially celebrate Traveller Ethnicity Day annually through a day long series of events and there is a great commitment to widening the participation of Irish Travellers in third level education. Through a strong collaboration of numerous partners across the NUI Galway community, this event creates the opportunity for all students, including Irish Travellers, to start planning to study and build their sense of belonging at NUI Galway.”


Event: NUI Galway Student Law Society's 100th Anniversary programme of events

Dates: March 1 to March 8, 2021

NUI Galway’s Student Law Society have unveiled their programme of events to mark their 100thAnniversary, which takes place from 1-8 March.  VIEW the full list of events.


Event: Marchathon Step Challenge

Dates: Monday, March 1 until Sunday, March 28

It's time to get a spring in your step! The Marchathon Step Challenge is back this March with lots of prizes to be won by simply walking! 

It's a team challenge, with teams of 3-6 people signing up and aiming to take as many steps as possible during the challenge. Connect with your colleagues and classmates ... wherever you are this March. 

The challenge starts Monday 1st of March and runs until Sunday 28th of March. There will be loads of team challenges with great prizes to be won each week.  

The students union will also have spot prizes for NUI Galway teams of SU keep cups and reusable water bottles. Your first chance to win is the NUI Galway best team name competition!

Sign up early: Participants who sign up before this Friday, February 19 are also entered into a prize draw!

More information and registration link at


Event: NUI Galway Postgraduate Virtual Open Day 

Date & Time: Tuesday, 2 March 2021 -  beginning at 11.00am Irish time (GMT)

Register HERE.  Full details are available HERE - we are looking forward to meeting you all.


Event: Emotionally Traumatic Research Seminar Series, Seminar 3

Date & Time: Tuesday, 2 March 2021 -  3:00pm to 4:30pm


Event: Arts in Action presents Sacrificial Wind revival in memory of Mary McPartlan 

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 3 -  1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Arts in Action presents Sacrificial Wind revival in memory of Mary McPartlan.  Join us for this special production, written by Lorna Shaughnessy and directed by Max Hafler, at 1.00pm.

Tickets available at via THIS LINK.

View full Arts in Action programme HERE.


Event: Fire as Revolution and Repression: Revolutionary Ireland (c1912–23) in Perspective, via Zoom

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 3 -  4:00pm - 5:00pm 

NUI Galway History Research Seminar 

Dr. Gemma Clark of the University of Exeter will give a paper entitled "Fire as Revolution and Repression: Revolutionary Ireland (c1912–23) in Perspective".  Please register for the lecture VIA THIS LINK and you will be given Zoom access.


Event: SocsBox Virtual Help Desk

Dates & Times: Mondays - Thursdays going forward from 2:00pm - 5:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

If you have any questions about Societies drop into the SocsBox Virtual Help Desk on Zoom, Monday - Thursday from 2:00pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm using this link or email


Event: Staff SOS Daily Wellness Webinar Series - Human Resources, NUI Galway 

The HR office is currently running a series of webinars to support the mental health and wellbeing of its staff. For full listings and to book your place, please vist SOS Daily Wellness Webinar Series - Human Resources, NUI Galway.


Event: Online Mindfulness Shared Practice

Dates & Times: Tuesdays & Fridays ongoing - 8:15am to 8:45am 

These online shared practice of mindfulness sessions are open to staff, students and members of the public.  If you have any family members or friends who may be interested in joining this practice, please feel free to share this link with them. Dr Eva Flynn lectures in the Discipline of General Practice in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Life Sciences at NUI Galway. Her interests lie in student well-being and she has taken a lead in introducing Mindfulness in the School of Medicine. She also works as a general practitioner in Mainstreet Clinic, Loughrea, County Galway.

Register: To join this session online, please copy and paste the following link into the GOOGLE CHROME browser.   Please note INTERNET EXPLORER and FIREFOX will not open this link:

Connect with Student-Led Support

Peer-to-peer support is available to all students and comes in many different forms. Here are some of the ways that you can get the support of your peers throughout the academic year:

CÉIM Academic Peer Support

Weekly peer learning sessions for 1st-year students studying Engineering, Law, BA Law, Psychology, Geography, and Political Science & Sociology
Log into YourSpace and go to the CÉIM tab in the left sidebar to find out what group you are in and to join your online peer learning session.


ATS Mentoring Programme aims to provide peer mentoring and appropriate support services that will enable participating 1st year students to successfully complete their educational objectives while making college life exciting, fulfilling and successful. Log into YourSpace and go to the ATS Mentoring tab in the left sidebar to join as a mentee.

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Emma at Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.

To find out your Class Rep got Log into YourSpace and go to the Class Rep tab in the left sidebar.

Election of Undergraduate Student Class Reps:

Step 1: Nominations close 12pm, Wednesday 14th October.

Step 2: Voting Wednesday, 14th October to Monday, 19th October.

Election of Postgraduate Student Class Reps: 

Step 1: Nominations open 12pm, Monday 12th October to 12pm, Friday 16th October.

Step 2: Voting Monday 19th October to Friday 23rd October.