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  • HARRY POTTER: PRISONER OF AZKABAN SCREENING

    Posted by Potter Soc on Mon, 21-10-2019

    Watch along with us as Pottersoc shares the fun and excitement of the Harry Potter Universes’ second installment: Chamber of Secrets!Time: 7pm, Wednesday!Place: Darcy Thompson Theatre, the Concourse, NUI GalwayBeidh “HARRY POTTER: PRISONER OF AZKABAN” á thaispeáint againn ar an gCéadaoin. Bígí linn ag a 7in i dTéatar Darcy Thompson. Draíocht an lae: APARECIUM! ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: The Irishman

    Posted by FilmSoc on Fri, 18-10-2019

    By Eoin McCambridgeNetflix’s newest big new release The Irishman sees the acclaimed team of Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese reunite for the first time since 1995s Casino. De Niro stars as real life mafia hitman Frank ‘Irish’ Sheeran in this gangster film based on Sheeran’s memoir ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’, chronicling his relationships with the Buffalino crime family and trade union leader Jimmy Hoffa throughout the 60s and 70s. Hoffa is played by Al Pacino and Joe Pesci seemingly comes out of retirement to play crime boss Russell Buffalino. The holy trinity of ...

  • ISL Game Night

    Posted by Irish Sign Language on Thu, 17-10-2019

    Want to play games, socialise & learn sign language all at once? Come to us on the 17/10 @ The Hub @ 6-8pm! Free snacks/ drinks/ PIZZA and …. Find it out yourself ;) ISL workshop is also available from 5-6pm @ The Hub. You don't have to have any previous knowledge in Sign Language, simply join us & have some FUN!!! ...

  • Wellness Week 2019: Colour Me Calm

    Posted by Neuro Society on Mon, 14-10-2019

    In conjunction with Wellness Week 2019, Neurosoc gathered together for “Colour Me Calm”, an hour of mindful colouring at The Space. Amidst food and chatter, we coloured in mandalas and geometric patterns of the brain – we couldn’t control our impulses when the inner artist in us went wild! The event was a great way to take our minds off (no pun intended) the stresses of the day, and we are definitely excited for our next event! ...

  • Games Night // Oíche na gCluichí 16/10/19

    Posted by Potter Soc on Mon, 14-10-2019

    Play Harry Potter themed Games with your fellow Potterheads! Get to know each other over Card against Muggles, have a pizza slice to clear your head after a heated game of HP Werewolf, and more!  Ag éirí tinn den léitheoireacht agus na haistí? Tóg sos agus tar chuig Oíche na gCluichí an gCéadaoin seo ag a 7in. Beimid sna Seomraí Cruinnithe in Áras na Mac Léinn le cluichí HP, píotsa agus craic. ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Joker

    Posted by FilmSoc on Thu, 10-10-2019

    Joaquin Phoenix puts on a happy face in the year's darkest blockbuster4.5/5 starsby Jack Kelly There are few villains as famous as the Joker. Darth Vader, Hannibal Lecter and maybe Hans Gruber are the only baddies that spring to mind that are as iconic as the Clown Prince of Crime. Yet, ask somebody who their favourite Joker is and you're bound to get different answers. Most would say Heath Ledger's defining Joker from 'The Dark Knight', others would say Jack Nicholson's more comedic turn in 'Batman' (1989) - some might even say Mark Hamill's voice performance from the cartoons and ...

  • One Book Launch, One Talk....

    Posted by Potter Soc on Tue, 08-10-2019

    Discussion of Topical Topics relating to the fictional Universe of Harry Potter and what they could reflect on the Societal workings of the “Real” world.... Presented by: someone who knows what they’re doing! ROUND 1. Book Launch: CULTURAL POLITICS with Pilar Alderete Diez Time: 12:30pm, 10/10/19Place: THB-G010 (in the Library!), NUI GalwayROUND 2. Talk: GENDER SEXUALITY AND THE WAR ON TERROR with Rubén Jarazo ÁlverezTime: 6pm,10/10/19 Place: Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building,  NUI Galway ...

  • Oíche an gCluichí

    Posted by Potter Soc on Fri, 27-09-2019

    Beidh Oíche na gCluichí againn ar an Luan, 30ú, ag a 7. Beimid in AC 202 le réimse cluichí HP. Bígí linn! ...

  • Harry Potter Games Night!

    Posted by Potter Soc on Fri, 27-09-2019

    Play Harry Potter themed Games with your fellow Potterheads! Get to know each other over Card against Muggles, have a pizza slice to clear your head after a heated game of HP Werewolf, and more! Time: 7pm, Monday, 30/09/19Place: AC202, The Concourse, NUIG ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: IT: Chapter Two

    Posted by FilmSoc on Mon, 23-09-2019

    by Kieran O'Brien IT: Chapter 2 is carrying a lot of weight on its shoulders. It must suffer the pressure of adapting a beloved novel; it must act as a sequel, setting up characters we thought we knew, albeit twenty-seven years later; it has the weight of expectation after a commercially and critically popular first instalment, but most of all, it must frighten us. If Pennywise the Dancing Clown is anything less than horrifying, we will leave the cinema disappointed. Thankfully, IT: Chapter 2 bears this weight well.We follow the now-grown-up members of the Loser’s Club as they fight to put ...

  • New Committee & Constitution

    Posted by ISS International Students Society on Wed, 18-09-2019

    On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, ISS updated its constitution to further help international students get a grasp on how societies work and the expectations of the committee to be more transparent and open. We also elected a new committee for the year that will plan events and such. ...

  • Extra Ordinary - Film Review

    Posted by FilmSoc on Sat, 14-09-2019

    by Kieran O'BrienHorror-Comedy is a fiendishly difficult genre to pull off well, but Extra Ordinary does it with a grace and ease that most viewers are sure to enjoy. Set in a small Irish village (presumably somewhere in County Cork), we follow Rose (Maeve Higgins), a lonely and guilt-ridden driving instructor on her journey to save her love-interest’s daughter from being sacrificed in a Satanic ritual. Nothing can be said about Extra Ordinary without first praising the acting. Comedian Maeve Higgins gives an incredibly natural and charming performance here. She is exceedingly endearing ...

  • Socs Day Success! Upcoming EGM!

    Posted by Neuro Society on Fri, 13-09-2019

    Thanks to everyone who came by and signed up to NeuroSoc on Wednesday! We had a great time chatting to you all. If you're interested in getting further involved with our society or just want to find out more about NeuroSoc come along to our EGM on Thursday 19th September at 6pm in AC204! Keep an eye on your emails for further updates.  ...

  • Book Your Table for Societies Day

    Posted by SocsBox on Wed, 19-06-2019

    Book Your Table for Societies Day September 11th 2019 More Info here ...

  • Summer Yoga starts May 8th and 9th

    Posted by Lotus Society on Fri, 26-04-2019

    Mixed Vinyasa Summer Yoga6 weeks Summer Yoga starts on June 26 - July 31st with Lisa. Wednesdays at 4pm in Aras na Mac Leinn. €25Staff Yoga with Sandra4 week course starts on June 20  - July 10. € 20 Thursdays at 1pm in Aras na Mac LeinnGet your tickets from the SocsBox 12-4:30pm Monday-Friday ...

  • Exam Tips

    Posted by SocsBox on Sat, 20-04-2019

    Check out exam tips on www.nuigstudents.ie ...

  • Traveller Student Society Launched at NUI Galway

    Posted by Minceirs Whiden on Thu, 18-04-2019

    Members of the Traveller community officially launched the first Traveller student society in Ireland at NUI Galway this week. The Minceir ...

  • De-stress with Massages on Wed 25th April

    Posted by SocsBox on Thu, 18-04-2019

    De-stress with exams on Wednesday 25th April here in Áras na Mac Léinn from 11am-6pm.Sign up to a time slot with this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAUHAbmEiec4EGJWgeCtSSx9dXd2iNIrp74VNDCN9j_IfCrw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3ZeZb1M5pQa1Arz1-A4qPdSFeTtUE0juPOt3vOf7xAeSj5A3DRoQqnTK8And pay on the webstore here: https://socsbox.nuigalway.ie/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_id=342&fbclid=IwAR3P__TcnUnqswEYkqjf974o4dJXG9Lv6kzW9g-NIbYF08_Vft5mrl18XO4  ...

  • De - Stress for Exams

    Posted by The Hub on Tue, 09-04-2019

    To help you de-stress in the run up to Exams we have free 10 minute massages on Tuesday 10th of April and Wed 11th of April from 12pm - 3pm in Aras na Mac Leinn Foyer. Plus check out Cindy's top tips for exams at this link. You can pick up the exam tips flyer from us in the Hub we are open 9am - 7pm week days, plus check out our kitchen and lots of board games if you need a break from study. ...

  • Chem Soc Careers Day

    Posted by Chemistry Soc on Fri, 05-04-2019

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  • Organics Garden Society AGM

    Posted by Organic Gardening Society on Fri, 05-04-2019

    We are holding our AGM to decide our committee for next year, so if you would like to have more involvement in the garden next semester please do come along, put forward any ideas you have and even take up a position on the committee and help in the running of our beautiful campus garden. We will have many committee positions available and all are welcome to join. The society will still run over the summer months so it's still not too late to get involved during this academic year, in fact, the summer months can be our most exciting months in the garden. All welcome to the meeting, as always ...

  • First Traveller Society to be Launched at NUIG

    Posted by Minceirs Whiden on Wed, 03-04-2019

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  • Virtual Reality PlayStation VR

    Posted by Video Game Society on Wed, 03-04-2019

    Today Tuesday 3rd Video Game Society host Live the Game try out PlayStation VR in the Cube Aras na Mac Leinn from 11am - 4pm. Its free. ...

  • NUIG Cheerleaders Win Golds at National Champions

    Posted by Cheerleading Society on Tue, 02-04-2019

    In March 2019 NUIG Cheerleading squad won 2 Gold trophies at Irish National Championships. The society  put forward two teams at Celtic Spirit Nationals in Castelbar,  both of whom won gold in their divisions.  ...

  • NUIG Cheerleaders Win Gold at World Championships

    Posted by Cheerleading Society on Tue, 02-04-2019

    In Janurary 2019 Tribes Ireland Cheerleading Team, comprised of NUIG and GMIT students won first place in their division at the UCA College Cheerleading World Championships in Disney World, Florida. This is an outstanding achievement for Ireland and for their universities. Congratulations to this group of dedicated students who put in months of hard training, with their coach Fiona Collumb, to do Ireland proud. This win comes after their silver medal win last year at the same competition. LETS GO TRIBES! ...

  • Fáilte Refugees AGM

    Posted by Failte Refugees Society on Tue, 02-04-2019

    Come along to hear what we've been up to this semester, what we have planned for next year, and run for a position! All committee positions up for grabs so come along and get involved! ...

  • 2019/2020 USCG

    Posted by SocsBox on Tue, 02-04-2019

    The University Societies Coordinating Group has now been filled Meet the Newly Elected USCG Reps Currently Elected:Oissine Moore: Societies ChairpersonScott Green - Artistic & Performing Ferdia O'hEadhra -  Social Action + Political Owen Mac an Bhaird - Social and Cultural Kevin McLoughlin Special InterestEamon MacGiobuin - Religious and VolunteeringAoife O'Shaughnessy - Lifestyle and Wellbeing Cormac Kavanagh - Academic More info here!  ...

  • GUMS wins Musical Intervarsities

    Posted by SocsBox on Sun, 31-03-2019

    NUIG Musical Society, GUMS, hosted the Musical Theatre Intervarsities on Sat 31st March in The Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG. GUMS won best overall production, best director Patrick Conneely and best musical director, Katie Feeney. Well done to all involved. it was an amazing night with fantastic performances from all eight colleges, well done to all the teams: UCC, TCD, UCD, DCU, CIT, MU, Queens & NUIG. ...

  • The Society Awards 2019 Winners Are Announced!

    Posted by SocsBox on Fri, 29-03-2019

    The Societies Awards took place in the Ardilaun Hotel on March 29th with performances from Dansoc and GUMS. Special guest on the night was the Dean of Students Michelle Miller. Music was provided by Transmitter. Check out the Photos Here and the Awards Booklet hereAward WinnersMost Alive - Galway University Musical Societythe Phoenix Award - Journalism SocietyBest Small Publication - GiGSoc's The Queer BookBest Cultural Contribution - Drama Society Best Photo - Circus Soc Best Departmental Society - BioMed SocBest Promotional Video - African Carribean SocietyBest Poster - DramSoc with ...

  • Stand Student Festival

    Posted by SocsBox on Mon, 25-03-2019

    // STAND Student Art & Photo Competition // Over €1,000 in prizes to be won10 winners will feature in nationwide exhibitionThe STAND Student Art & Photo Competition is calling on third-level students across Ireland to get creative and think about how they can use their art to inspire other students to think about climate change, its impact, and what they can do to take action.The competition is open to all students, and we're looking for submissions from all kinds of artists, photographers and writers. Your entry can be anything that can photographed or ...

  • Last Chance: Apply for ALIVE Cert March 19th 1pm

    Posted by ALIVE Community Volunteering on Sun, 17-03-2019

    ONE LAST CHANCE APPLY FOR OR FINISH YOUR APPLICATION FORThe ALIVE Cert, NUI Galway's President's Award for Volunteering!!! Get formal recognition for your volunteering verified by NUI Galway on your Academic Transcript and Valuable add-on to your CV recognized by your future employersAnswer the questions in the reflective questionnaire and input at least 12 approved hours of your volunteering to get the Certificate!The ALIVE Certificate represents the Volunteering, Training and Reflections undertaken by you during your studies.By having the certificate on your CV ...

  • Launch of National Traveller Mental Health Network

    Posted by Minceirs Whiden on Fri, 15-03-2019

    Minceirs Whiden Society is hosting the launch of the National Traveller Mental Health Network, workshop, guest speakers and lunch. In the Cube 12.30pm - 3.00pm. Friday 15/3/19. The National Traveller Mental Health Conference will explore the need for a culturally inclusive Mental Health service and will look at some of the issues that would need to be addressed in providing a culturally inclusive Mental Health service. In addition, the Conference will look at some of key issues affecting the Traveller community in regard to Mental Health. This Conference is in partnership with the ...

  • Stammtisch

    Posted by German Soc on Mon, 11-03-2019

    The German Society are hosting a Stammtisch in the College Bar on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm. This is  great way to meet new friends and practice your german in an informal setting.We will then go as a group to the Bank of Ireland theatre at 8pm for the screening of the German play : Der kaukasische Kreidekreis by Bertolt Brecht  which is free to attend.Look forward to seeing you there! ...

  • German Play - free entrance

    Posted by German Soc on Tue, 05-03-2019

    Der kaukasische Kreidekreis by Bertolt Brecht will run from 12th - 14th March in the Bank of Ireland theatre.Starting at 8pm and is free of charge- it is an event not to be missed! It is a great way to improve your german outside of the classroom! ...

  • Movie Night Success!

    Posted by Neuro Society on Fri, 01-03-2019

    Thanks again to everyone who came along to our movie night to watch Concussion and eat pizza! Looking forward another event again soon. Watch this space! ...

  • New Set of Yoga Classes

    Posted by Lotus Society on Wed, 27-02-2019

    Yoga classes are now on sale in the SocsBox for sessions starting on the week of March 11th ...

  • Jerome Hynes One Act Play Series:The Winners

    Posted by Dramsoc on Mon, 25-02-2019

    Theatre Week 2019 featured the Jerome Hynes One Act Play Series with 5 original works. The winners on the night were Best Overall Production: People are Happy on Trains by Anna Doyle directed by Aoife Delaney ReadeBest Script went to George Sheils for Pigeon FaceBest Director went to Aoife Delaney Reade for People and Happy on Trains.Best Actress went to Julie Quinn for her part in People are Happy on Trains.Best Actor went jointly for their ensemble performance to Ethan Jordan and Jesse Granato for Pigeon FaceAudience Choice Award Pigeon ...

  • Improve your German outside the classroom

    Posted by German Soc on Fri, 22-02-2019

    This semester, the German society will be hosting a number of events to help improve your German outside of the classroom. Semester two is an important time for students studying German with orals usually taking place in weeks 11 and 12.The first event will be a German movie night.Everyone is welcome from beginner German to advanced.The event will take place Tuesday 26th February 19:30-21:30 AM 110. ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Green Book

    Posted by FilmSoc on Tue, 19-02-2019

    by Kieran O'BrienGreen Book tells the story of African-American classical pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), and his racially insensitive driver/bodyguard, Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), during Shirley’s tour of the Deep South in 1962. It’s an intriguing premise, made even more so by the fact that it’s based on real events. Thankfully, the film remains engaging right up to the end. This film is charming and quite often hilarious. Most of the humour comes from Mortenson’s Italien-American character, Tony Vallelonga, a.k.a Tony Lip, so called due to his purported abilities to talk ...

  • Theatre Week 2019

    Posted by Dramsoc on Fri, 15-02-2019

    NUI Galway Dramsoc’s Theatre Week 2019February 18th-22ndTheatre Week returns to NUI Galway on February 18th-22nd - busier and more jam-packed with events than ever! This year’s headliners are The Language Archive (by Julia Cho & dir. Cristina Scobee), Conversations on a Homecoming (by Tom Murphy & dir. Muireann Kavanagh / O’Doheny), and the Jerome Hynes One Act Play Series. Once again the One Acts will return to the Cube Theatre in Áras na Mac Léinn and as always, feature a myriad of subjects and characters. ‘Pigeon Face’ (by George Sheils & dir. Fiona Weidmann) is a ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 13-02-2019

    by Kieran O'BrienCan You Ever Forgive Me? is based on the true story of Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), a struggling biographer who learns that she can make money by writing fake letters from famous dead authors. Not only is it a compelling plot, but it serves as a perfect metaphor for Israel herself, who would rather pretend to be someone else than to open up to either her friend, Jack (Richard E. Grant) or love interest, Anna (Dolly Wells).If there’s one thing people will agree on after seeing Can You Ever Forgive Me?, it’s that Melissa McCarthy deserves her Oscar nomination. She inhabits ...

  • Society Awards 2019

    Posted by SocsBox on Tue, 12-02-2019

    The Society Awards 2019 take place in the Ardilaun Hotel on March 28th. Societies go to this link to enter for an award. For info on the BICS Awards go here. The deadline for Best Intervarsity, Best Mental Health Event and Best Green Initiative is March 14th ...

  • Deaf Talks

    Posted by Irish Sign Language on Tue, 12-02-2019

    Conference Exploring Deaf Education within Ireland; covering a wide variety of topics relating to Deaf education & culture. Presented by the NUI Galway Irish Sign Language Society in the ILAS Centre Feb 13th from 10am -3pm Register here ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Mary Poppins Returns

    Posted by FilmSoc on Tue, 12-02-2019

    Michelle Chiperi AivazovaAs I went into the cinema to see Mary Poppins Returns, I felt a warm nostalgic excitement. Almost all adults secretly crave to relive their childhoods through film and literature, wanting to experience something, especially movies, with a childlike wonderment which is almost inevitably lost with age. I, for one, remember watching the original Mary Poppins on a video cassette during rainy days, feeling as if I was being swept up in an adventure every time without fail. I feel as if there is a large trend in cinema today in trying to reignite the wonderment and ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Velvet Buzzsaw (dir. Dan Gilroy)

    Posted by FilmSoc on Thu, 07-02-2019

    by Kieran O'BrienJake Gyllenhaal returning to work with his Nightcrawler director, Dan Gilroy, for a horror film was an extremely exciting prospect. Nightcrawler is simply one of the best films of the last decade. It’s a shame then, that Velvet Buzzsaw is unfocused at best, and flat-out boring at worst. Gyllenhaal plays Morf Vandewalt, an art critic working in the modern-day LA art scene, but contrary to promotional material and Netflix billing, he is not our main character. In fact, nobody is our main character. Try watching the movie (but actually, don’t) and try to figure out who, ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 06-02-2019

    by Eoin McCambridgePsycho is a pioneering horror film by Alfred Hitchcock. It initially tells the story of Marian Crane and her fleeing the city with stolen money to live a new life with her boyfriend. On her way, she stops in the now infamous Bates Motel and the plot begins to take a turn. One thing I can appreciate about Psycho is its willingness to take risks, the story weaves between different characters and creates a tense atmosphere where all characters are expendable. Anthony Perkins is the stand out as Norman Bates. He represents complete normality, however, Perkins performance is done ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Glass (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)

    Posted by FilmSoc on Mon, 04-02-2019

    by Kieran O'BrienFans and followers of M. Night Shyamalan’s career will know that Glass is the final movie in a trilogy that began with Unbreakable in 2000, and was followed up with Split sixteen years later (although the two movies are only tied together by a mid-credits tag). In this respect, Glass is a big deal. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson both reprise their roles from Unbreakable as David Dunn, the reluctant hero, and Elijah Price a.k.a Mr.Glass, the genius supervillain with brittle bone disease. James McAvoy also returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb from Split, a man suffering from ...

  • Wednesday Screening and Little Cinema (30/1)

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 30-01-2019

    Join us tonight at 7pm in the Tyndall lecture hall (down the corridor beside Smokies) for our screening of IT (2017), as part of our Reboot month! There will be pizza and scares galore, and we hope to see you there.If thats not what you're looking for, there's also The Little Cinema tonight at 9pm in the Róisín Dubh, where you'll find a ton of locally-made short films being screened (tickets €5). Our highly esteemed members Robert Fitzgerald-Bellone and MacKenzie Fowler are premiering their co-directed short film 'Packing' there tonight and we'll be there to support them!  ...

  • Hoops for Hearts basketball tournament!

    Posted by Healthy Heart on Sun, 27-01-2019

    Come to the Kingfisher on Feb 2 for some hoops and raise funds for Heart Children Ireland! Teams of 5 or Singles.Registration at Smokey's on Wednesday, Jan 30 and Thursday, Jan 31. 35 euro for each team of 5 or 7 euro for singles. ...

  • Azhara Night 2018

    Posted by Malaysian Society on Wed, 24-10-2018

    On the 20th of October, the Malaysian Society hosted an event with the theme 'Women Empowerment'. The event started in the evening at 8pm and ended at 10pm. The participants joined and delved into the history of powerful women through interactive learning like coming up with a sketch and answering questions on Kahoot. Some of the things we did included an opening talk by our fellow Malaysian female doctor and also Secret Santa to end the night. All participants enjoyed themselves; and we the organising committee are extremely happy to have held this event as a platform for the girls to get ...

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