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Festive Events on Campus
GIVING BACK THIS FESTIVE SEASON
MULCH YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
Dispose of your old Christmas tree responsibly on campus and help raise funds for the Galway Hospice Foundation.
Bring your old tree to the collection point beside the Alice Perry Engineering Building:
- From Monday 6 to Saturday 18 January (inclusive)
- Monday-Friday, 5pm-7pm
- Saturday 10am-5pm
All donations welcome. Contact Tony for more details: 0872713201
WARM FEET, WARM HEART
Our Students' Union is selling Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks - the ideal stocking filler!
Look out for sales on campus. Proceeds go to AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response. More info
CRAFT FAIR AND COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF GALWAY’S ANIMAL CHARITIES
- Thursday, 28 November, 10am-2pm
The Craft Fair & Coffee Morning is back in The Bailey Allen Hall! 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.
LIGHTING THE FESTIVE SPARK ON OUR CAMPUS!
FESTIVE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
- Tuesday, 3 December, 3.30pm
Join students, staff, retired staff and friends from the community in the Alumni Plaza (outside the O'Donoghue Centre and the Human Biology Building 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 festive jumper! Bucket collection for charity on the day.
MIND & BODY
WIND DOWN WEEK
- 2-6 December, on campus
To help everyone take a bit of a break in the lead up to exams, the Students' Union is organising a series of yoga, meditation and mindful events. Details to come.
COFFEE & CRAFTS
SNOWFLAKES & ANGELS
All crafters are invited to join 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
- Tuesday, 3 December, 12-2 pm
- Facilitator: Anne O’Hara Quinn.
- To reserve your place: text Anne on 087 7548741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF WATERSIDE HOUSE
Help Santa get to the children in the Women's Refuge this Christmas!
- Wednesday 4 December, 10am-12pm
- STEM Café, Clinical Sciences Institute on the Hospital grounds
- Further information, contact Emer McHugh
- Further information, contact Gillian BrowneWednesday 4 December, 10.30am-12pm
- Foyer, ILAS Building, North Campus
- Further information, contact Gillian Browne
CAKE AND CUDDLES
SU BIG FAT CHARITY CAKE SALE & PET FARM
- Wednesday, 4 December, 12pm-3pm
Running in Áras na Mac Léinn. Chill out with some furry friends and buy our students’ cakes with proceeds going to SU charities. There will be llamas, sheep, lambs, goats, cats, rabbits, ducks, hens, roosters, chicks, ducklings, geese, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM. More info
Reconnect with your fellow Alumni this festive season and register for the Alumni Christmas Gathering in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway.
- Thursday 5 December, 6.30pm-8.30pm
With festive fare and special guests such as NUI Galway Choral Scholars with Mark Duley Director, St Nicholas Schola Cantorum and Mike McCormack - BA Creative Writing Lecturer, NUI Galway & Alumni Award Winner in conversation with John Concannon, Vice President; Development, NUI Galway, this event promises to get you into the festive spirit.
MUSIC, CRAFTS & COFFEE MORNINGS
ANNUAL CHARITY COFFEE MORNING
- in aid of Oranmore/Maree Search and Rescue
- Sult (College Bar)
- Thursday, 19 December from 10.30 – 12:30
Join staff in Sult (the College Bar) for a social gathering just before the holidays, with proceeds going to charity. This is one of the most warm and welcoming events on campus - guaranteed to give fill you with festive feeling!
STAFF SOCIAL CLUB FESTIVE FUN
- Thursday, 19 December, 5pm
- Staff Club, The Quadrangle
The NUI Galway Staff Social Club are delighted to invite staff to join them in an evening of festive fun. There will be music, food and refreshments and maybe even a visit from Santa Claus