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NUI Galway Students’ Union Raises €12,500 for Console and BeLonG To

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Raises €12,500 for Console and BeLonG To

NUI Galway Students’ Union organised a wide array of charity events over the 2014/15 academic year. Students took part in aquathons, Croagh Patrick climbs, cake sales, table quizzes, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, calendar sales, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €12,500 for charity in the process!

All of the money raised from these events has been donated to the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2014/15 – Console and BeLonG To.

Applications are now CLOSED for charities to apply to be the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/16. 

Declan Higgins, Students’ Union President said:

“Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, students have once again done their bit to help others. NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves this year.”

Margaret Tierney, Project Development Manager of Console said:

“We are indebted to NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing Console as one of their charity partners, thereby raising awareness of the work of the Console Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Charity. We are always there to help when you are going through a difficult time and our free helpline 1800 247 247 operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.”

David Carroll, Executive Director of BeLonG To said: “We’re delighted to be one of this year’s chosen charities by NUI Galway’s Students Union. The support of allies like the students of NUIG is vital to our work to eliminate homophobic & transphobic bullying and support those lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people and their families and to build a fairer more equal Ireland”

 

Left to right: Margaret Tierney (Console), Declan Higgins (NUIG SU President), Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin (NUIG SU Welfare) Phelim Kelly (NUIG SU Education), Oisín O’Reilly (BeLonG To)

 

Photo: Aengus McMahon

 

Barista Course

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Barista Course 

Description: This course is divided into a practical and a theoretical section. Students must attend both.

Part A: Espresso Coffee Preparation Basics, (Practical).

Course objectives: To cover the basic techniques of Espresso Coffee Preparation using a traditional espresso machine and coffee grinder. Covering Safe operation of the equipment, espresso extraction, milk preparation using steam, espresso coffee recipes, grinder settings, espresso machine maintenance.

Course Outline: The demonstration will take approximately 75 minutes

Assessment: The attendees will be given an outline of the course and sign off that they have undertaken it, by an Instructor from The Coffee Company.

Part B: Coffee Origins and Espresso Coffee Preparation Basics, (Theoretical).

Course objectives: To cover a brief History of Coffee Culture and Coffee Bean Origins and the basic techniques of Espresso Coffee Preparation using a traditional espresso machine and coffee grinder. 

Course Outline: The talk will take approximately 75 minutes.

Assessment: The attendees will be given an outline of the course and sign off that they have undertaken it, by an Instructor from The Coffee Company.

Students per course: Max 12 students per group. Min 8 students for course to go ahead.

Course Venue: The Students’ Union Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Course Cost: €10 which will be donated to the Students’ Union Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society

Date/Times (Choose one): 

Group 1: Friday 6th November 2015 9.20am-12pm COURSE FULL 22/09

Group 2: Friday 6th November 2015 1pm-4pm COURSE FULL 22/09

Group 3: Thursday 12th November 2015 1pm-4.30pm COURSE FULL 22/09

Group 4: Thursday 19th November 2015  1pm-4.30pm COURSE FULL 22/09

 

Manual Handling Training

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  • Manual Handling Training Course – COURSE FULL 25/08/15

Course Aim:

To provide you with the information and training necessary to be competent in Manual Handling, in order to avoid injury to yourself and to others. The Course Provider is The Emergency Services Training Institute.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Define Manual Handling.

State relevant Irish and EU Legislation.

Describe the basic Anatomy of the Spine.

Utilise correctly the 8 Principles of Safe Lifting.

Course Programme:

Manual Handling Legislation – as it applies to the employer 
and employee.

Dangers and harm caused by careless / unskilled methods of manual handling.

Principles of levers and laws of motion.

Anatomy of the spine and muscular system.

How to handle loads safely.

Practice in safe handling of loads.

Assessment & Certification:

To receive certification for Manual Handling all participants must successfully complete a theory quiz and a practical lifting assessment. The certification is valid for 2 years from the date of training.

Course Attendance: Maximum of 10 participants per instructor.

Cost: €30 (Usual cost €50)

Venue: The View, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Dates: 9am – 1.30pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

Repeat Exam Results 2015

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Repeat Exam Results 2015

Good luck to everyone getting exam results over the next few weeks.

Undergrad Repeat Results: 2nd Sitting (Autumn Results) will be released at 4pm on Wednesday 2nd September 2015. 

Postgrad Repeat Results: 2nd Sitting (Autumn Results) will be released on Tuesday 15th September 2015. Winter results will be released on 22nd October 2015. 

Please see this link for the online result release schedule.

Undergrad Results for Semester 1 & Semester 2 will be released online between Tuesday 9th and Friday 19th June 2015.

Postgrad Results will be released on Tuesday 30th June 2015.

 

Repeats:

Where ‘Fail’, ‘Incomplete’ or ‘Deferred’ appears as the Overall result on your transcript of results, you will be automatically registered to take any written modules for the Autumn (Repeat) session of examinations.

Repeat exams are scheduled 4th-14th August 2015. The Fee for sitting repeat exams is €195. The Repeat Exam schedule will be available online at 3pm on Thursday 9th July 2015. 

 

Appeals & Rechecks: 

The deadline for Exam Result Appeals and Rechecks is the 7th of July 2015.

More information on the Appeals Process.

More information on the Rechecks Process. 

If you have any queries about your result or how to get an appeal or recheck contact examappeals@nuigalway.ie or 091 495999.

You can also contact the SU Education Officer Rebecca on su.education@nuigalway.ie for advice 

#BestOfLuckToYeLads

 

More Information on Exams

 

Summer Holiday Arrangements at NUI Galway

 

 

 

Irish Classes: Beginners & Intermediate Levels

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Irish Classes: Beginners & Intermediate Levels

Description: This 20 week Irish course will be based on spoken, functional, and conversational Irish. Most of the teaching time will be concentrated on fluency in speaking and in comprehension. Some grammar will feature in the course, as much as is necessary for conversation. The initial classes will focus on assessing the needs of the students in the group and we will take it from there. The tutor will also let students know of Irish language cultural events that are on in Galway and socialising amongst Gaeilgeoirí outside of class is encouraged for those who can so they can practice their Gaeilge.

Assessment & Certification: There is no exam for this course. However, the European Framework for Learning Languages will be used as the basis for the syllabus and there will be TEG exams in all levels of the Irish Language taking place in 2015 if students would like to avail of the opportunity to have their progress recognised. All assistance will be given in the classes to those who wish to do this. For more information see: http://teg.ie/english/exam_dates.htm

More information: e-mail misneachnagaillimhe@gmail.com

Students per course: Max 25 students per class

Course Venue: AC202 Arts Concourse

Dates/Times Semester 1:

Beginners 6pm-7pm Wednesday 23rd September-Wednesday 25th November 2015 (10 Weeks)

Intermediate 6pm-7pm Thursday 24th September-Thursday 26th November 2015 (10 Weeks)

Cost: There is a suggested donation of €1 per person per class. This will go to covering costs.

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