May 2014

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Wednesday 14th May 2014

Whats Happening

Exams End All Years (To be Confirmed) http://www.nuigalway.ie/academic_dates/academic_term_dates.html 

Summer Holiday Arrangements 2014

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Summer Holiday Arrangements 2014

The Students’ Union Office will remain open throughout the summer Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm until the 31st of August. (Closed Bank Holiday Monday 2nd June & Monday 4th August)

The Students’ Union Cloakroom, Caifé na Gaeilge, the Hub, the SU Engineering Desk and the College Bar Carvery will be closed until September. 

The Student Health Unit will be open to all students until Friday 30th May. From Monday 2nd June onwards they will only see Postgraduate students and their hours are reduced to 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday. There will be reduced staff numbers during the summer.

The Students’ Union XL Shop will be open 8.30am-4pm Monday-Friday from the 19th of May and closed Saturday/Sunday. 

Smokey’s Café will be open 8.30am-6pm Monday-Friday from the 19th of May and closed Saturday/Sunday.

The Wall Café will be open as usual 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday/Sunday.

The College Bar Coffee Dock will be open Monday-Friday 8.30am-3.30pm (Hot Beverages & Pastries) 3.30pm-6.30pm (Hot Beverages only) and closed Saturday/Sunday. 

The College Bar Deli Counter will be open Monday-Friday 11am-2.30pm with a daily hot meal option alonside sandwiches, salads etc. Closed Saturday/Sunday. 

The College Bar Pizza Counter will be open Monday-Thursday 12pm-2.30pm and Friday 12pm-9pm. Closed Saturday/Sunday. 

James Hardiman Library Opening Hours Monday 19th May – Sunday 31st August 2014: 

19th May – 20th July & 18th August – 31st August: Monday-Friday 08:30-17:30, Saturday/Sunday Closed. 

Library Closed June Bank Holiday Monday 2nd June

21st July – 17th August: Monday-Thursday 08:30-22:00 Friday 08:30-17:30 Saturday 10:00-17:00 Sunday Closed 

August Bank Holiday Monday 4th August 10:00-17:00 

2014/15 Semester Dates

 

 

SU Weekly Email 8th May 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of the year from your Students’ Union.

Exam Results/Repeats

  1. Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 Undergraduate exams will be released between 10th and 20th June 2014. 
    Important: No official results will be released for Semester 1 exams for Undergraduates until June 2014. 
  2. Official results for all other Postgraduate courses considered at Summer Exam Boards (Semester 1 and Semester 2 exams) will be released on 27th June 2014.

$13.       Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive).

SUSI Grant Applications now OPEN for 2014/15 Academic Year

New Applicants Apply Online Here.

Facebook competition – Win a Phone

Need a new phone? As it’s the end of the year and everyone is older and wiser we want to hear what piece of advice you would give the 2014/15 First Years who will be starting in September. Our favourite piece of advice wins a Blackberry 9720 Touch Screen Phone thanks to O2 HEAnet Broadband and Campus.iePut your nugget of advice in the comments below the photo on our Facebook Pageand we will pick a winner on Friday!

 

Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May

We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.  

Summer Holiday Arrangements

Please note that the SU Cloakroom and the SU Engineering Desk are closing tomorrow, Friday 9th of May for the summer holidays. They will reopen in September.

The Students’ Union office and outlets will remain open during the summer with reduced hours from the last week of May onwards. The Student Health Unit will still see Undergraduate students until Friday 30th of May. During the summer they will only see Postgraduate students Monday-Friday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm with limited staff numbers. Further summer holiday arrangements can be found on our website.

 

International Student Identity Cards

Heading away somewhere sunny and exciting this summer? Don’t forget to pick up your ISIC Card from the SU Office. ISIC is your international Student ID card. It offers 126,000 student discounts in 130 countries, is endorsed by the UN and is just €15! ISIC

NUI Galway Students’ Union 50th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7th June 2014

All past and present NUI Galway Students’ Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as the Union turns 50. 

The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets are €15 – price includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way. 

If you would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event – with photos or words – please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ieASAP! 

Please feel free to bring guests and spread the word! 

BUY TICKETS NOW!

The 10 Minute Cycle Challenge runs from the 7th – 27th May and we are looking for NUI Galway teams to participate!

Get together with friends and colleagues to form a team of 3-6 people and try to clock up as many trips on a bicycle as possible, each journey must be at least 10 minutes long to count.

To keep the Challenge competitive each team must have a ‘new cyclist’ (someone who hasn’t cycled in the past six months). If a team doesn’t have a new cyclist they can still take part but won’t be eligible for prizes.

To register your team visit www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/cycle-challenge/

Or for additional information contact karen.dooley@nuigalway.ie

 

May’s Student Health 101 is now available!

So why should you read Student Health 101, the NUI Galway online health and wellness magazine at http://readsh101.com/nuigalway.html ?

First, you can enter the May draw for €700 for checking out the May issue.

Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101:

Stay Focused Anywhere: How to overcome study distractions

What’s Next? Conquering your fear of the future

You Snooze, You Win: How sleep helps you retain memory

Impress Your Interviewer: Tips for tackling tough questions

The Body as a Canvas: Choosing if body art is right for you

Wealthy or Healthy? Which would you rather be? Please share in this week’s poll!

Survey on Female College Students Breast Health Knowledge

My name is Mairead Moynagh and I am a Master’s in Health Promotion Student here in NUI Galway. I am looking for female participants to take part in my questionnaire for my thesis. The questionnaire is called “An investigation into female college students breast health knowledge, attitudes and determinants of screening practices.” It should take no longer than 7 minutes. The study will investigate female students in NUI Galway, attitudes, knowledge and what determines their choice of breast health screening. Survey Link.

The Galway African Film Festival 23rd-25th May FREE Event on Campus

Filmgoers will be able to see some of best of contemporary film from the African continent.  Come and see films like ‘Rags and Tatters’ which offers an intriguing perspective on the Egyptian Arab Spring and opportunity to see twilight alleyways of an Egypt rarely seen on film. The award winning ‘Mother of George’ which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival touches on attitude toward and silence around fertility issues.  Oscar nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave) can be seen in the powerful Nigerian drama ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ which tells a stories of Olanna and Kainene, glamorous twins and their complicated lives caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war. This wonderful weekend of cinema, now in its 7th year, will be hosted in the heart of the city by the Huston Film School in NUI Galway and is assisted by Galway City Council.  For more information on listings and times see www.galwayafricanfilmfestival.org

Festival Volunteering

If you are around Galway for the summer and fancy volunteering with the great festivals taking place here’s information on how to get involved:

Galway Film Fleadh 8th-13th July

Galway Arts Festival 14th-27th July

Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May

Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.You can also sign up this weekend at their pop-up shop in the Eyre Square Centre.

Dates for your diary 2014/15

Mon 8th Sept

Teaching Begins

Thurs 16th Oct – Fri 24th Oct

Conferring Week

Sat 29th Nov

Teaching Ends

Mon 1st Dec – Sat 6th Dec

Study Week 1

Mon 8th Dec – Fri 19th Dec

Exams

Sat 20th Dec – Sun 11th Jan

Christmas Holidays

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebookand Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm(reduced hours during the summer time)

Thank You!

We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officersare still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected Officerswill take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer.

Monday 5th May 2014

Whats Happening

May Bank Holiday – SU Office closed

SU Weekly Email 1st May 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Bank Holiday Monday Arrangements

The SU Office, Cloakroom, Engineering Desk, College Bar, SU Shop, Health Unit, Caifé na Gaeilge and the Hub will all be CLOSED on Monday 5th May for the Bank Holiday. The Library will be open as normal 8am-10pm but there won’t be any desk services. Smokeys Café will be open 9:00am-5:30pm and The Wall Café is open 9:00am-5:30pm.

 

Learn about the Birds and the Bees (and the slugs, butterflies and bats!)

The Intervarsity BioBlitz is on from 5pm on Thursday 1st to 5pm on Friday 2nd  May and all events are on campus and FREE!  BioBlitz Timetable.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union 50th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7th June 2014

All past and present NUI Galway Students’ Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as the Union turns 50. 

The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets are €15 – price includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way. 

If you would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event – with photos or words – please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ieASAP! 

Please feel free to bring guests and spread the word! 

BUY TICKETS NOW!

 

Create a Computer Game in 12 Hours

INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway, is bringing the GameCraft 2014 to Galway for the first time after it has been running in Dublin for years and all over the world. Gamecraft is a game jam, which means you and yours have a ludicrously short amount of time (12 hours) to turn an idea into a computer game.

It’s on Saturday May 10th from 9am to 9pm, in our conference room. It’s a great way to meet new folk, have some fun and most importantly make more games!

Please, do register hereand spread the word.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS)
NUI Galway Students’ Union has officially joined the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which calls for an academic, cultural and economic boycott of the state of Israel. The decision was taken by a referendum of NUI Galway students last month. The referendum, which was called by The Palestine Solidarity Society asked students whether or not they agreed with the motion: “That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel”. 65% of voters supported the motion. Read more.

 

Connacht vs Cardiff Tickets

We have €10 NUI Galway student tickets on sale now in the SU for last Connacht Rugby home match of the season this Saturday 2nd May 5pm in the Sportsground vs Cardiff.

 

Try Sailing for Free this Sunday

Galway Bay Sailing Club situated at Renville, Oranmore, County Galway is hosting an OPEN DAY at the Club on  SUNDAY the 4th MAY between 12 noon and 5.00pm. 

The Open Day is part of the Irish Sailing Association initiative to give everybody the chance and opportunity to get out onto the water and, we at Galway Bay Sailing Club would like to welcome members of the public down to the club and to take this opportunity to get out on the water on dinghies, ribs and cruisers for FREE!  It promises to be a great day with lots of action for all ages from young children to teenagers adults and families. 

For any further information please check our website: www.gbsc.ieand our Facebook Page: Galway Bay Sailing Club.

 

Looking for a laugh this weekend in Galway? 
The Irish Laughter Championship is taking place in the Harbour Hotel in Galway this Sunday 4th May.
It’s open to the public to register to take part, check out the event pagefor more information. All funds raised go to Jigsaw Galway.

 

Extra Study Space

The following venues are booked for extra study space from 08:30-22:00 until 14/05/14:

$1·         Tyndall Theatre

$1·         O’Flaherty Theatre

$1·         Cairnes Theatre

$1·         D’Arcy Thompson Theatre

$1·         Kirwan Theatre

$1·         Larmor Theatre

$1·         Dillon Theatre

$1·         ENG-G017

$1·         AC202

$1·         AC203

$1·         AC204

In addition, AC201 is booked from 08:30-22:00 from 15/04/14-23/04/14 and from 25/04/14-14/05/14

 

Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May

We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.  

Autumn Exams

Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive). 

Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May

Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.You can also sign up this weekend at their pop-up shop in the Eyre Square Centre.

Check the Register: Deadline 6th May

Are you registered to vote in the European & Local elections on 23rd May 2014? If you are entitled to vote but don’t appear on the register the closing date for inclusion on the Supplemental Register of Electors is the 6th of May. The Postal and Special Supplement closing date is the 26th April. Application forms are available here.

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebookand Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.