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SU Weekly Email 27 – 26th March 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

David O’Doherty gig IMPORTANT UPDATE

So unfortunately David has to go over to America and teach a Zumba class in the White House BUT the show must go on so we have the wonderful Al Porter, who just sold out 3 nights in Vicar Street, in as a very able, funny, David O’Doherty replacement. Anyone who already bought a ticket for the gig can use it for the Al Porter show which will be on same time/date/venue OR you can get a full refund from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm (up until 1pm on Monday 13th April)

Tickets for Al Porter are just €5 and are on sale now from the SU. Al’s show will be on 8pm Monday 13th April in the O’Flaherty Theatre.

David will be back to us in September to play an apology show. 

We need 3 more SU Officers! Nominations close Weds 8th April.

We are still looking for a Mature Students Officer, a Convenor of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and a Clubs’ Captain to join the Students’ Union team for 2015/16.
Nominations for these 3 positions are now open and close at 5pm on Wednesday 8th April. The election will take place on Thursday 16th April.

Give us a shout on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you would like more information or check here.

Vote for us please!

NUI Galway Students’ Union has been nominated for a few awards in the Online Marketing in Galway awards this year including Best Website, Best Social Media and the People’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award is where we need your help as you can vote with just one click of your mouse if you think we deserve this honour. Please give us a vote at the link below and spread the word as we are up against some very tough competition!

http://www.galwaymarketing.ie/semi-finalists/

The deadline to vote is 5pm Monday 30th March.

Easter Holidays Update

  • Lectures/Teaching: There will be no lectures/teaching on the following dates: Monday 30th March, Tuesday 31st March, Wednesday 1st April, Wednesday 8th April, Thursday 9th April & Friday 10th April. Easter Holidays are Thursday 2nd April to Tuesday 7th April inclusive. Please note that students of the school of Medicine, Nursing & Health Science should consult their school calendar here. 
  • Field Trips: Field Trips where relevant will take place between Monday 30th March-Wednesday 1st April and Wednesday 8th April-Friday 10th April.
  • James Hardiman Library: The Library will be closed Friday 3rd April-Monday 6th April inclusive. 
  • The Reading Room: The Reading Room will be open as usual over the Easter. 
  • Student Health Unit: The Health Unit will be closed Thursday 2nd April-Tuesday 7th April inclusive.
  • Students’ Union Office: The Students’ Union Office will be closed Thursday 2nd April-Tuesday 7th April inclusive. 
  • Students’ Union Cloakroom: The Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Friday 27th March and will reopen at 09:00 on Monday 13th of April
  • Students’ Union Engineering Desk: The Engineering Desk will close at 15:00 on Friday 27th March and will reopen at 11:00 on Monday 13th of April
  • The College Bar: The Bar will be closed Friday 3rd April-Monday 6th April inclusive. Tues 7th-Fri 10th April 10:30-18:30.
  • Smokey’s Café: Weds 1st April 08:30-20:00, Thurs 2nd April 09:00-17:00, Closed Fri 3rd April-Mon 6th April inclusive, Tues 7th April 08:30-20:00
  • Caife na Gaeilge: Closed Thursday 2nd April – Friday 10th April inclusive
  • The Hub: Closed Monday 30th March-Friday 10th April inclusive
  • The SU Shop: Weds 1st April 08:00-21:00, Thurs 2nd April 08:00-21:00, Closed Fri 3rd April-Mon 6th April inclusive
  • The Wall Café: Weds 1st April 08:00-20:00, Thurs 2nd April 08:00-20:00, Fri 3rd April 09:00-17:00, Sat 4th April 09:00-17:00, Mon 5th April 09:00-17:00, Tues 6th April 08:00-21:00

ISIC Cards Available in the SU

Heading somewhere exotic this summer? Don’t forget to get your ISIC Card from the SU office for just €15. This gets you piles of student discounts around the world! http://www.isiccard.ie/

Connacht Rugby Tickets Ulster Match

Connacht vs Ulster NUIG Student Tickets €15 (College Road Stand) on sale now from the SU Office and Engineering Desk. Kick-off is 14:40 Saturday 11th April.

Most ALIVE Class Nominations Open!

Has your class been outstanding volunteers this year? Nominations close Monday 30th March at 9am. Prize is a class party in the College Bar, celebrate your community and nominate your class for its volunteering this year! Apply Here.

Student Leap Card Available in the SU

Join 115,000 students saving every day with Student Leap Card – the official student lifestyle card for travel, entertainment and retail discounts across Ireland. The card is available in the SU office for just €15. http://www.studentleapcard.ie/#about

Microsoft FREE Studysmart Sessions Are Back on Monday

Take part in three FREE tutorials on how best to use Microsoft Office for College this Monday 30th March in AC204.

1pm-2pm: Take our Word – everything you need to create the ultimate assignment and thesis document.

2pm-3pm: Pimp my Slides – the ultimate presentation masterclass in 50 minutes.

3pm-4pm: Spreadcheating – everything you need to know about Excel all in one short, free tutorial.

Register Here.

Attention PhD students nearing completion of theses – University Write-up Bursaries

A limited number of write-up bursaries are being offered to address the problems being encountered by PhD students who are near to completing their theses yet who find themselves, for whatever reason, without funding.  These write-up bursaries will be tenable for up to a three-month period and will be worth €1,000 per month.  Completed applications (application form and form B) must be received by the College office on or before 17:00 Friday, 1st May 2015.

The application form & Terms and Conditions are now available on webpage here.

Galway’s bid for European Capital of Culture requires that we re-imagine our future. How can we transform Galway? Share your ideas!
HOW: Register to speak for three minutes about your ideas for Galway’s future. Bring up to three slides or just your words. Let’s discuss!
WHERE: Upstairs in the Róisín Dubh on Dominick Street. 
WHEN: Monday, March 30th, 2015, from 7pm – 8:15pm
Register at: info@galway2020.ie Tweet: @galway2020 More Information.

Congratulations to the winner of this year’s Academic Writing Centre Writing Competition, Esther Woods.

You can read her piece in the next issue of Sin and on the AWC Website.

The AWC will close for Easter on 27 March and re-open on 13 April.

Limited number of 20% student discount tickets now available for Online Marketing in Galway Awards night and panel discussion on Wednesday 8th April in Town Hall Theatre Galway

The Awards night itself, is not just a night for finalists and winners, it is a night to celebrate the great Digital Story’s in Galway at the moment. There will be a special panel discussion with Catriona O’Kennedy, Head of Marketing and Communications at IDA Ireland, Pauric Lenihan, Head of Digital at Aviva and Joan Mulvihill, CEO of the Irish Internet Association. 
To complete the evening there will be an after party in Brasserie on the Corner – with finger food and a DJ!

Fingers crossed NUI Galway Students’ Union will be walking away with an award or two from our three nominations – oh yeah don’t forget to vote for us in the People’s Choice Award!

Ticket Link.

Are you an undergraduate student? Over the age of 18? Who experiences anxiety in social situations?

If you are interested in taking part in a confidential​ 10 minute online survey examining the impact of Social Anxiety on daily living activities and academic activities in undergraduates or would like further information contact k.dillane1@nuigalway.ie (4th year Occupational Therapy student) or access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZNDMHVJ

Give it Socks to support Galway’s Homeless

The Cope Galway Give it Socks 5k run or walk to support Galway’s homeless takes place at 11am on Saturday 25th April in Salthill. Entry is just €15 and includes medals, timing chips and refreshments for all entrants. Wear your most horrific, funky socks! Register here.

Bake sale TODAY Thursday 26th March 11am-2pm

Why not get yourselves along to the ILAS building and chose from a selection of tasty treats for a reasonable price. Everything must go. All in aid of Nurture Africa.

Volunteers needed for Cúirt Festival of Literature

Cúirt are seeking volunteers from Tuesday 21st to Sunday 27th of April. If interested please fill out this form and return it to volunteers@cuirt.ie

Application Form.

Do you want to be part of something new and exciting this MAY?

VOLUNTEER for Galway Theatre Festival!! This year we’re really pushing the envelope with our most varied, unique and exciting programme yet and we’d love enthusiastic folk to join us in making this the best festival we possibly can! For more info e-mail gtfvolunteers@gmail.com

Support World Autism Awareness Day

Thursday 2nd April was declared World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) by the United Nations.  Please support the World Autism Awareness Day Campaign and donate today to create awareness and also generate funds to improve the lives of people with Autism. Text WAAD to 50300 to donate €2 to The Irish Society for Autism

Semester 2 Exams

The Semester 2 exam timetable will be available online at 4pm on Monday 30th March.

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and 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.

Don’t Forget the Clocks Go Forward an Hour on Sunday! #GrandStretch

Easter Holiday Arrangements 2015

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Easter Holiday Arrangements 2015 

  • Lectures/Teaching: There will be no lectures/teaching on the following dates: Monday 30th March, Tuesday 31st March, Wednesday 1st April, Wednesday 8th April, Thursday 9th April & Friday 10th April. Easter Holidays are Thursday 2nd April to Tuesday 7th April inclusive. Please note that students of the school of Medicine, Nursing & Health Science should consult their school calendar here. 
  • Field Trips: Field Trips where relevant will take place between Monday 30th March-Wednesday 1st April and Wednesday 8th April-Friday 10th April.
  • James Hardiman Library: The Library will be closed Friday 3rd April-Monday 6th April inclusive. 
  • The Reading Room: The Reading Room will be open as usual over the Easter. 
  • Student Health Unit: The Health Unit will be closed Thursday 2nd April-Tuesday 7th April inclusive.
  • Students’ Union Office: The Students’ Union Office will be closed Thursday 2nd April-Tuesday 7th April inclusive. 
  • Students’ Union Cloakroom: The Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Friday 27th March and will reopen at 09:00 on Monday 13th of April
  • Students’ Union Engineering Desk: The Engineering Desk will close at 15:00 on Friday 27th March and will reopen at 11:00 on Monday 13th of April
  • The College Bar: The Bar will be closed Friday 3rd April-Monday 6th April inclusive. Tuesday 7th April-Friday 10th April 10.30-18.30. Monday 13th of April normal hours resume. 
  • The College Bar Carvery: Tues 7th-Fri 10th April inclusive closed. Mon 13th April normal hours resume. 
  • The College Bar Coffee Dock: Tues 7th-Fri 10th April inclusive 08:30-15:00
  • The College Bar Deli/Pizza (serving 1 Hot Dinner Option): Tues 7th – Fri 10th April 11:00-15:00. Mon 13th April normal hours resume. Please note there will be no evening pizzas Tues 7th-Fri 10th April. 
  • Smokey’s Café: Weds 1st April 08:30-20:00, Thurs 2nd April 09:00-17:00, Closed Fri 3rd April-Mon 6th April inclusive, Tues 7th April-Fri 10th April 08:30-20:00. Sat 11th & Sun 12th April 09:00-17.30.
  • Caife na Gaeilge: Closed Thursday 2nd April – Friday 10th April inclusive. Monday 13th April normal hours resume.
  • The Hub: Closed Monday 30th March-Friday 10th April inclusive. Monday 13th April normal hours resume. 
  • The SU Shop: Weds 1st April 08:00-21:00, Thurs 2nd April 08:00-21:00, Closed Fri 3rd April-Mon 6th April inclusive
  • The Wall Café: Weds 1st April 08:00-20:00, Thurs 2nd April 08:00-20:00, Fri 3rd April 09:00-17:00, Sat 4th April 09:00-17:00, Mon 5th April 09:00-17:00, Tues 6th April 08:00-21:00
  • Academic Writing Centre: Closing for Eater on Friday 27th March and re-opening on Monday 13th April.

 

 

Theatre Week

Whats Happening

Theatre Week 23rd March – 27th March 2015

Fansci Society Conventions: Itzacon

Whats Happening

Fansci Society Conventions: Itzacon Friday 20th March – Sunday 22nd March 2015

SU Weekly Email 26 – 19th March 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote for us please!

NUI Galway Students’ Union has been nominated for a few awards in the Online Marketing in Galway awards this year including Best Website, Best Social Media and the People’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award is where we need your help as you can vote with just one click of your mouse if you think we deserve this honour. Please give us a vote at the link below and spread the word as we are up against some very tough competition!

http://www.galwaymarketing.ie/nominees/

The deadline to vote is 5pm Monday 30th March.

 

FREE Comedy gig with The Viper, Eric Lalor, Karl Spain & Hilary Rose on Wednesday

Sign up for your FREE Tickets now to the Sprite #‎RefreshingTruth comedy tour which will be at NUI Galway on Wednesday 25th of March! The comedians on the tour are: Hilary Rose, The Viper, Eric Lalor and Karl Spain. Get FREE tickets here.

 

Semester 2 Exams

The Semester 2 exam timetable will be available online at 4pm on Monday 30th March.

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now €5!

David O’Doherty is coming back to NUIG to tell us how he has Checked Everything on Monday 13th April at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.

We need 3 more SU Officers!

We are still looking for a Mature Students Officer, a Convenor of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and a Clubs’ Captain to join the Students’ Union team for 2015/16.
Nominations for these 3 positions will reopen at 10am on Monday 23rd March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 8th April. The election will take place on Thursday 16th April.

Give us a shout on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you would like more information.

Watch the Solar Eclipse TOMORROW at 9am

Meet at 9am tomorrow Friday 20th March at the Quad to watch the Solar Eclipse safely and find out what it’s all about with NUI Galway Astronomy Society.

Do you know how to make Galway a better place?

Register now to Speak Out and share your ideas 7pm-8.15pm Thursday 19th March in Galway Arts Centre.

Why? Galway’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2020 requires that re-imagine our future. How can we transform Galway? Share your ideas!

How: Register to speak for three minutes about your ideas for Galway’s future. Bring up to three slides or just your words.

Register at: info@galway2020.ie or tweet @galway2020

Alive Cert Application Deadline 5pm TOMORROW

The deadline to apply for your Alive Volunteering Certificate is 5pm tomorrow. Make sure that your efforts are recognised. The Awards Ceremony is on Tuesday 31st March. Just login at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the ALIVE Certificate application section.

Could you be a Mentor in 2015/16?

NUI Galway are currently recruiting volunteer mentors for NUIG’s Student Connect Programme. Online application deadline Weds 25th March.

The key benefits of this programme for Mentors are: 
All volunteers receive an ALIVE Certificate at the end of the Programme 
Develop communication and leadership skills through training and interaction with mentees. 
Enhanced employability attributes 
The opportunity to meet new people and make friends 
Personal satisfaction and the chance to share your knowledge and experience with new arrivals

If you are interested in applying, the form is available at: http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57e8c and will be open until Wednesday, 25th March.

 

Are you an undergraduate student? Over the age of 18? Who experiences anxiety in social situations?

If you are interested in taking part in a confidential​ 10 minute online survey examining the impact of Social Anxiety on daily living activities and academic activities in undergraduates or would like further information contact k.dillane1@nuigalway.ie (4th year Occupational Therapy student) or access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZNDMHVJ

Survey on attitudes toward Organ Donation

Please complete this survey on attitudes amongst University students to organ donation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/organdonation11

Sin Newspaper

Issue 11 of Sin Newspaper is now available online here. 

Rails Girls need Volunteers

Ever felt the stereotypes and prejudices that keep more women from entering IT a little overwhelming? want to contribute to change this trend? you can volunteer to co-organise and/or coach during a 2-days workshop that will allow women to easily build a web application, demystifying the “coding” activity. the workshop has been running since 2013 and is part of the “Rails Girls” [1] movement, successful worldwide. If interested in coaching, please provide your 2-days availability at http://doodle.com/7hsnhqundt4rcmq6 If interested in co-organising, you can pick up a task from the  list [2]. In both cases, just let us know your intentions at railsgirlsgalway@gmail.com   
[1] http://railsgirls.com/galway
[2] https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2kssy6o9c2xsea/co-organisers_tasks.pdf

In this week’s NUI Galway Student Health 101..

Cherish your sleep: How to take back the night

Would you rather have 100 puppy-sized lions or 100 lion-sized puppies?

Everyone’s issue: How we can all help prevent sexual assault  

Find out more – and enter the March draw for €2350- in NUI Galway Student Health 101:http://readsh101.ie/nuigalway.html

 

‘Seas Suas’ is an initiative aimed to encourage students to be proactive in helping fellow students

The objective of the programme is to:

$1·         Encourage students to be more observant of fellow students in need of help

$1·         Develop skills to respond safely

Date: Thursday 19th March

Time: 5 – 7pm   Location: RoomGO11James Hardiman Library                   

Topic: Introduction to Seas Suas

Trainer: Dr Siobhan O’Higgins, PhD , School of Psychology, NUI Galway

The training examines topics such as mental health, alcohol, sexuality and suicide. What are the benefits of being involved in Seas Suas?

$1·         Gain valuable experience and knowledge, and learn new skills

$1·         Contributes positively to your CV and future employment prospects

$1·         Receive the ALIVE certificate awarded by the President of NUI Galway

$1·         Application forms and further information are available from the Chaplaincy Services, NUI Galway chaplains@nuigalway.ie  or phone 091 49 5055

Would you like to win an iPad and help improve mental health supports for students?

ReachOut Ireland, the HSE and the Irish Association of University and College Counsellors (IAUCC), are conducting a short online survey to find out where college students get mental health information and support. The survey is supported by the Union of Students in Ireland.

Take part and have your say! reachout.com/about/student-survey-research

The Irish Centre for Human Rights presents “Witness”

The Irish Centre for Human Rights, will host a rehearsed performance out of context, dealing with human rights & humanitarian law issues. The play “WITNESS” performed by Andrea Kelly, will take place on Friday, the 27th of March 2015, MRI Theatre of NUIG, at 4:00pm.
This play asks the question:
CAN WE BEAR WITNESS TO OTHERS SUFFERING AND EXPERIENCE?
All are welcome! Free entrance! For further information please follow the link: www.facebook.com/events/722483667871899/

The NUI Galway Green Campus team have 10 Leap cards pre-loaded with €5 credit up for grabs!
Just email greencampus@nuigalway.ie to enter the draw. Winners will be contacted on Friday 20th March. Best of luck!

#NUIGSU15 Election Results so far

Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are:

President: Phelim Kelly

Vice-President/Education Officer: Rebecca Melvin

Vice-President/Welfare Officer: Jimmy McGovern

SU Council Chair: Cathal Sherlock

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Lucy Costello

Equality Officer: Catherine Ryan

Societies Chair: Patrick O’Flaherty

Postgraduate Officer: Cian Moran

Arts Convenor: Jasmine Shaw

Science Convenor: Tara Ward

Engineering Convenor: David Newell

Business/Law Convenor: Niall Gaffney

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Ulster Match

Connacht vs Ulster NUIG Student Tickets €15 (College Road Stand) on sale now from the SU Office and Engineering Desk. Kick-off is 14:40 Saturday 11th April.

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and 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.

St. Patrick’d Day Bank Holiday

Whats Happening

3rd Year Engineering Spring Exams

Whats Happening

3rd year Engineering Spring Exams 16th March – 30th March 2015

NUI Galway Students’ Union Part Time Officer Election & Referenda Results 2015

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Part Time Officer Election & Referenda Results 2015

RESULT: Equality Officer

Heaney, Richard: 66

Maher, Ciarán: 155

Molloy, Ciara: 121

Ryan, Catherine: 384

Re-Open Nominations: 21

Quota: 374

Catherine Ryan Deemed Elected.

RESULT: Postgraduate Officer

Total Poll:  43

Spoils: 1

Quota: 22

Moran, Cian: 34

Re-Open Nominations: 8

Cian Moran Deemed Elected.

RESULT: Societies Chairperson

Total Poll: 17

Spoils: 0

O’Flaherty, Patrick 15

Re-Open Nominations: 2

Patrick O’Flaherty Deemed Elected

 

RESULT: Oifigeach na Gaeilge

Costello, Lucy: 673

Re-Open Nominations: 78

Lucy Costello Deemed Elected

 

RESULT: Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law

Gaffney, Niall: 53

Hegarty, Ciara: 25

Reilly, Darren: 1

Reilly, Sean: 24

Ron 4

Quota 53

Niall Gaffney Deemed Elected

RESULT: Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics

Coleman, Ryan 18

Kerrane, Kate 66

Newell, David 70

Shirley, Lydia 23

Ron 1

Quota 90

2nd count

Ron, Shirley & Coleman eliminated

Newell, David 90 (+20)

Kerrane, Kate 76 (+10)

David Newell deemed elected.

RESULT: Convenor of the College of Science

Gallagher, Ronan 22

Regan, Brian 43

Ward, Tara 109

Ron 7

Tara Ward Deemed Elected

RESULT: Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

1st count

Murphy, Kevin 140

Shaw, Jasmine147

Ron 13

2nd count

Ron eliminated

Murphy, Kevin 143 (+3)

Shaw, Jasmine 148 (+1)

Jasmine Shaw deemed elected

RESULT: Clubs’ Captain

Total Poll: 6

Spoils: 0

Myers, Joss: 2

Re-Open Nominations: 4

Quota: 4

Nominations for this position will be reopened.

RESULT: Referendum on Constitutional Amendment proposed by Students’ Union Executive Committee

Do you agree with the following constitutional amendment which has been proposed by the Students’ Union Executive Committee:

At Article 17.C replace “Students Union Executive” with “the Board of Trustees as members of the Company”.

Delete Article 17.D in its entirety and re-designate the subsequent sub-articles accordingly.

At the end of the current Article 17.E (to be re-designated 17.D) insert the following new provision:

Once deemed elected, the incoming President of the Students’ Union shall be a non-voting attendee at the Board of Directors until s/he commence his/her term of office as President.

Yes / Tá 554

No / Níl 180

Referendum Passed

 

SU Weekly Email 25 – 12th March 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY!

Today you are asked to vote to elect your SU Part Time Officers for 2015/16. You are also asked to vote in a referendum on an amendment to the Students’ Union Constitution. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will are open in the following locations and you need your NUIG ID with you to vote:

  • An Bhialann 10am-7pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-4pm
  • Remote Vote 10am-8pm on SU Website (for those who registered before midnight last night)

Society Auditors & Club Captains please note you may only vote at the polling station in An Bialann. Remote Vote option is not available for Socs Chair or Clubs Captain election.

SU Personal Safety  and Awareness Course now enrolling€5

We are now enrolling students for our Personal Safety and Awareness course which takes place 1pm-5pm Thursday 19th March. The cost of the course is €5 and you can sign up now in the Students’ Union Office.

Course Aim/objectives: To instil a focused and active sense of personal safety and awareness of dangers in the course participants and point them towards further help and education. This course is being run by Dave King of the SU Security Team in conjunction with the Gardaí.

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

David O’Doherty is coming back to NUIG to tell us how he has Checked Everything on Monday 13th April at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.

J1 Ireland are on campus TODAY!

If you are thinking of heading over to Chicago on the J1 this summer call in to Áras na Mac Léinn today 11am-3pm and talk to J1 Ireland about it. https://j1ireland.com/

Have you signed up yet for Please Talk NUI Galway FREE Volunteer Training? 
The next session is at 1pm TODAY Thursday 12th March and you can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/please-talk-volunteer-training-tickets-16052024036

Scheduled downtime for the WiFi Service: To facilitate essential maintenance the WiFi service will be unavailable as follows –
Area Affected: Entire NUI Galway Campus Date / Time: Friday 13th March – 19:00 to 23:00
Area Affected: James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway Date / Time: From Friday 13th March at 19:00 until Sunday 15th March at 17:30
This downtime will affect both NUIGWiFi and eduroam users. The wired network service will not be impacted.

If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk Tel. 091 495777 Email: servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

Have you applied for your ALIVE Certificate yet?

The ALIVE certificate recognises your hard work as a volunteer whether that’s through your work as a Class Rep, an SU volunteer, a society member, a club member or volunteering in a charity. The application deadline for this Presidential Award for Volunteering is 5pm on Friday 20th of March. Just login at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the ALIVE Certificate application section. This certificate is a great addition to your CV And there will be an awards ceremony on Tuesday 31st March at 11.30am in the Bailey Allen Hall where you can meet other recipients.

8 Week Yoga Course €40

The next 8 week Yoga course with Marese Cregg is now enrolling in the Students’ Union Office. The cost of the course is €40 and you can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493570 to pay by credit card. The course will run from Thursday 19th March to Thursday 14th of May – please note that there is no class on Thursday 7th of May.

·         Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm

·         Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm

#NUIGSU15 Election Results so far

Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union Sabbatical officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are: President Phelim Kelly, Vice-President/Education Officer Rebecca Melvin and Vice-President/Welfare Officer Jimmy McGovern. Cathal Sherlock was also elected as your SU Council Chair for the year ahead. The students of NUI Galway also voted that the Students’ Union will now actively support the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults aged 18 years and over. 

No nominations were received for the positions of SU Mature Students’ Officer and SU Convenor of the School of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences so we will be reopening nominations for these two positions shortly. Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you are interested in running.

Do you Blog?
Nominations close at 5pm this Friday 13th of March for the Online Marketing in Galway Awards and there are €20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including cold, hard cash! http://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/

Ireland’s only Harry Potter convention, PotterFest Galway is coming to NUIG this weekend Friday 13th-Sunday 15th March!

Visitors of all ages will have the chance to experience the magic of the Wizarding World right here in Galway. Áras na Mac Léinn will be transformed into Hogwarts for three days of magical fun, with a huge variety of events such as Potter-themed games, cosplay competitions, panels, classes, roleplaying workshops and guest speakers on everything Potter. Special guests over the weekend are set to include Wizard Wrock act Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons, as well as the creators of upcoming original fan film, “Mudblood and the Book of Spells”. Pre-registration is now open on Eventbrite.ie. Standard Day tickets cost €10, while full weekend tickets are only €15. Special concessions are available for families and children under 12. Tickets will also be available at the door. Come and celebrate JK Rowling’s beloved series this bank-holiday weekend in Galway. Let the magic begin!  http://www.potterfestgalway.com

Are you an undergraduate student? Over the age of 18? Who experiences anxiety in social situations?

If you are interested in taking part in a confidential​ 10 minute online survey examining the impact of Social Anxiety on daily living activities and academic activities in undergraduates or would like further information contact k.dillane1@nuigalway.ie (4th year Occupational Therapy student) or access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZNDMHVJ

Undergrad Awards

Submissions are now open for the Undergraduate Awards -the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme. Submit up to three pieces of your academic work and get your academic achievements recognised!

http://www.undergraduateawards.com/

Are you a university student with developmental coordination disorder (also known as dyspraxia)? If so, please read this!

My name is Lisa Hynes and I am a fourth year occupational therapy student here in NUI Galway. I am currently seeking university students with a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia) to participate in a research study exploring participation in daily life activities. Participants will be asked to complete one confidential interview with the researcher in Áras Moyola, NUI Galway.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact me for further information. Your participation would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Lisa Email: l.hynes5@nuigalway.ie

Is Too Much Exercise Bad for Your Heart?

Free public talk 7pm Friday 20th March in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway. More information and booking at www.croi.ie

Complete Buildings Office Customer Survey – win €50

The Buildings Office is conducting a Customer Survey to gather feedback on what areas of our service that you, our customers, are satisfied with and also on areas that we can improve on.  Please help us by taking the time to complete this short, on-line survey.

All respondents to the survey who give their email address (in question 10) will be entered into a prize draw for two €50 vouchers to be added to your Students’ Union Card. The SU Card allows you to spend in the SU Shop and all SU catering outlets.  The Survey closes on Thursday 26th March.

Survey link https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57e3a

Discounted Tickets for MojoCon

RTÉ MojoCon Ireland is a conference aimed at photography, social media and journalism students which is being held on 27th March and 28th March 2015.  http://mojocon.rte.ie/

We are offering a 50% discount to students, to check out the discount please click on the following link:- http://mojocon.rte.ie/2015/02/24/announcing-a-special-group-discount-for-students 

Tickets are limited, so if you are interested in this offer then please e-mail me: Cliona.OReilly@rte.ie and please enter the subject of the e-mail MOJOCON

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course Thursday, 26th March 6:30-9:30pm G010 Moore Institute seminar room, Hardiman Building

What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help save lives. This course is being run by the HSE West with the support of NUI Galway Health Promotion Service

For an application and further information, email cindy.dring@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Rugby Tickets

Connacht vs Ulster NUIG Student Tickets €15 (College Road Stand) on sale now from the SU Office and Engineering Desk. Kick-off is 14:40 Saturday 11th April.

Complete the National Student Survey – Win an iPad Air 2!

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.
  • Students can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open. Answers will be saved and students have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes.

Registration is open for Darkness Into Light in aid of Pieta House

Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, the annual 5km walk/run in aid of Pieta House will celebrate its seventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2015, with 80 venues across Ireland and beyond lined up including Salthill in Galway. Student registration rate is €15. http://dil.pieta.ie/

St Patrick’s Day Arrangements

The following will be closed on Saint Patrick’s Day Tuesday 17th of March:

The Library, The SU Cloakroom, The SU Office, The SU Shop, The Student Health Unit, The College Bar, The Hub, Caife na Gaeilge, Smokey’s Café.

The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours. The Reading Room will be open as usual.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Don’t forget to call your Mammy – it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday!

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and 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.