November 2016

Month Archives

SU Weekly Email 13 – 24th November 2016

Weekly Email

 

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Pet Farm and Cake Sale This Wednesday

We are bringing you the Ultimate Study Week Study Break with our Big Fat Charity Cake Sale and Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit 11am-4pm Wednesday 30th November at Áras na Mac Léinn!
There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs and a llama along with plenty of cake, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.
All funds raised go to RNLI Ireland and Threshold. Free tea/coffee for first 100 cake purchasers and the pet farm is from 12pm to 2pm.

Extra Study Space Starts Monday

The following rooms will be available for extra study space 8am-10pm:

Monday 28th November-Friday 16th December

  • Thomas Dillon Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • AC204
  • TB303
  • TB305

Monday 28th November-Sunday 4th December

  • AC202

Read Sin Issue 6 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

Exam Papers

Search the Exam Papers Database here

Volunteers Needed for Pet Farm & Cake Sale

If you have an hour or two to spare between 10.30am-3.30pm on Wednesday 30th November please give us a shout on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Give Blood this week and next week

  • 5pm-8.30pm Tonight Thurs 24th Nov The Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra, Galway
  • 11.30am-3pm Sun 27th Nov The Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra, Galway
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 29th Nov, Weds 30th Nov and Thurs 1st Dec at The Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Galway

Exam Buses

If you have exams in the Salthill Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) we have arranged a bus service to Salthill each day of the exams for just €2 per journey.

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale in SU & SU Engineering Desk now for:

  • Connacht vs Cardiff Blues 19.35 Friday 25th Nov €15
  • Connacht vs Benetton Treviso 15:00 Saturday 3rd Dec €15
  • Connacht vs Wasps 17:30 Saturday 17th Dec €20
  • Connacht vs Munster 17:30 Saturday 31st Dec €20

All tickets are for Bohermore Terrace. Student ID required.

Voter Registration Deadline TOMORROW!

If you are not registered to vote please call to the Students’ Union office ASAP and we will get you registered. The Draft Register of Electors is online at www.checktheregister.ie. If on the 15th February 2017 you are aged 18 or over please check that your name, address and other details are present and correct on the Draft Register. If there is a mistake or you are not present on the Register you have until Friday 25th of November to fill out the paperwork and return it to you City/County Council.

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

 

NUI Galway Students Demand Divestment of University Fossil Fuel Shares

Read more here.

 

Yawn-Yoga in aid of Galway Simon Community Tues 29th Nov

Kick-start your exam study week with an hour long revitalizing Yoga session at 7am or 10am on Tuesday 29th November with world class instructors in aid of the Galway Simon Community.  For more information email p.daly9@nuigalway.ie or check out our Facebook Page.

 

1st/2nd Year Textbooks Appeal for Refugees in Greece

Despite potential, refugees awaiting relocation in Greece face a great disadvantage in accessing university-level studies. Even independent learning is blocked with limited or no internet access in the camps. Please donate your used 1st or 2nd year textbooks and give these ambitious, deserving students the opportunity to continue learning. Donations can be dropped off at the Students’ Union office. They are in desperate need of maths, science and engineering texts.

For more information contact: Diana.Delbecchi@gmail.com

Deadline to Donate: Friday 9th December 2016

 

AIDS West World AIDS Day Memorial Concert – 7pm Thurs 1st Dec

This is an open invitation to the people of Galway to come to this free concert on at 7pm on Thursday 1st of December and show their solidarity with those living with HIV and help challenge the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV. The concert takes place in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway with music from Bel Canto and Cois Cladaigh.

For more info contact 091 566266, www.aidswest.ie or  info@aidswest.ie

 

Women Techmakers Scholars Program (former Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship): Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • Scholarship for female Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Recipients will be invited to attend an all-expense paid Scholars’ Retreat in a Google office in the summer 2017 and become part of a global community of scholars
  • Deadline to apply:  Thurs 1st December 2016
  • Apply on: womentechmakers.com/scholars

 

Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD students with a disability studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Deadline to apply:  Thurs 1st December 2016
  • Apply on: google.com/studentswithdisabilities-europe/

 

Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

Need Help with Writing?

The Academic Writing Centre provides FREE support across the disciplines for students at all stages of the writing process. The AWC is located on the top floor of the James Hardiman Library, and our hours are: Monday-Friday from 11am to 1pm and Monday-Thursday from 6pm to 8pm www.library.nuigalway.ie/awc.

 

NEW Library Study Break Policy

In response to feedback received from users about the 30 Minute Rule, and in an effort to reduce the instances of desk hogging, the Library is introducing a new ‘Study Break Policy’ for the monitoring and managing of study space during peak times in the Library. The policy will apply during the following periods: 01 November – 16 December 2016 and 03 April – 10 May 2017.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.

 

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 upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents The Ultimate Study Break: Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit

11am-4pm Wednesday 30th November 2016 in Áras na Mac Léinn
There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs and a llama along with plenty of cake, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM
All funds raised go to RNLI Ireland and Threshold.
Cake Sale is 11am-4pm (while stocks last!)
Pet Farm is 12pm-2pm
Raffle Draw in SU office at 4pm

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/573612759499602/

SU Weekly Email 12 – 17th November 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS DAY!

Today is our Charity Christmas Day in aid of The RNLI and Threshold. The day kicks off in Sult with Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Treats, a photo booth, Santa Hats, DJs, Freebies, Cheesy Christmas tunes, jumpers and a whole lot of tinsel from 11am. Look out for our volunteers selling Santa hats and exchanging cash for gold and please donate what you can.

The last 100 €5 wristbands are on sale in the SU Office at 10am and these get you in to either Electric or Four/Four between 10pm-11pm for the official after party.

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

Exam Buses

If you have exams in the Salthill Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) we have arranged a bus service to Salthill each day of the exams for just €2 per journey.

Class Reps SU Council 6pm Monday

The last SU Class Reps Council meeting of the year is on this Monday 21st of November at 6pm in the Kirwan Theatre. All Class Reps MUST ATTEND. For more information contact Cathal on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Exams Timetables Out Now

Semester 1 (2016/2017)  exams are scheduled for Monday 5th to Friday, 16th December 2016 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

The Semester 1 exam timetable will be published on Friday, 11th November at 16:00. 

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale in SU & SU Engineering Desk now for:

  • Connacht vs Cardiff Blues 19.35 Friday 25th Nov €15
  • Connacht vs Benetton Treviso 15:00 Saturday 3rd Dec €15
  • Connacht vs Wasps 17:30 Saturday 17th Dec €20
  • Connacht vs Munster 17:30 Saturday 31st Dec €20

All tickets are for Bohermore Terrace. Student ID required.

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

If you are not registered to vote please call to the Students’ Union office ASAP and we will get you registered. The Draft Register of Electors is online at www.checktheregister.ie. If on the 15th February 2017 you are aged 18 or over please check that your name, address and other details are present and correct on the Draft Register. If there is a mistake or you are not present on the Register you have until Friday 25th of November to fill out the paperwork and return it to you City/County Council.

 

Read Sin Issue 5 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

NUIG Students in Final of Student Video Competition

NUI Galway students Andrew Ó Donnghaile and Lindsay McIvor have been shortlisted in this year’s Think Before You Flush student video competition. Please give their video a watch at the link below – every watch is a vote!

The video with the most views by 5pm on Saturday 19th November 2016 will win the People’s choice award.

Watch Here.

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

Extra Study Space

The following rooms will be available for extra study space 8am-10pm:

Monday 28th November-Friday 16th December

  • Thomas Dillon Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • AC204
  • TB303
  • TB305

Monday 28th November-Sunday 4th December

  • AC202

 

Give Blood Next Week

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd or Thursday 24th November or 11.30am-3pm Sunday 27th November in the Clybaun Hotel Knocknacarra, Galway.

 

Yawn-Yoga in aid of Galway Simon Community Tues 29th Nov

Kick-start your exam study week with an hour long revitalizing Yoga session at 7am or 10am on Tuesday 29th November with world class instructors in aid of the Galway Simon Community.  For more information email p.daly9@nuigalway.ie or check out our Facebook Page.

 

World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims this Sunday

The Road Safety Authority’s Memorial Service for ‘World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims’ takes place in the Salthill Hotel, Galway 2pm-3pm this Sunday 20th November. All are welcome to attend. This day gives us an opportunity to remember those who have died on our roads and the families, friends and communities who have been devastated by their loss and also we remember those who have survived with life altering injuries. For thousands of families around the country, their lives are forever changed as a result of a collision.

 

Calling all German Speakers – Visit to Wayfair!

Friday 25th November – Transport will be arranged at 9:15 from the Quad and will return you to campus after 2.30pm

If you are interested in taking part, please email your name, email address and mobile phone number to tina-karen.pusse@nuigalway.ie.

For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers

 

Nominations for the NUIG Alumni Awards 2017 are now open

  • Alumni Award for Arts, Literature and Celtic Studies
  • Alumni Award for Business and Commerce
  • Alumni Award for Engineering, Science and Technology
  • Alumni Award for Law, Public Policy and Government
  • Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Alumni Award for Contribution to Sport

Deadline for nominations 5pm, Monday 5th December. Submissions via email to alumni@nuigalway.ie

 

Volunteering Opportunity with Irish Guide Dogs

Could you give two hours of your time on Friday December 9th to help fundraise in Galway city with Irish Guide Dogs? An experienced volunteer with Irish Guide Dogs or staff member will lead a team of 6-8 volunteers to visit a few pubs in Galway city centre asking people for a donation. You will spend about ten minutes in each pub. You will be provided with a list of the pubs, a high-vis jacket and a bucket for collection.

More Information or contact Stephanie Stephanie@guidedogs.ie or 086 0416283

 

Polar Plunge Galway
The Special Olympics are holding their Polar Plunge event in Salthill on Saturday the 10th of December. Start off the Christmas season by raising much needed funds for the organisation in a fun, refreshing way!
More Information.
Register Here.

 

Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

Need Help with Writing?

The Academic Writing Centre provides FREE support across the disciplines for students at all stages of the writing process. The AWC is located on the top floor of the James Hardiman Library, and our hours are: Monday-Friday from 11am to 1pm and Monday-Thursday from 6pm to 8pm www.library.nuigalway.ie/awc.

 

NEW Library Study Break Policy

In response to feedback received from users about the 30 Minute Rule, and in an effort to reduce the instances of desk hogging, the Library is introducing a new ‘Study Break Policy’ for the monitoring and managing of study space during peak times in the Library. The policy will apply during the following periods: 01 November – 16 December 2016 and 03 April – 10 May 2017.

 

Help us raise money for the RNLI & Threshold

This year we will be raising money for the RNLI and the homeless charity Threshold but we need your help! If you have any time to volunteer or have any wild ideas for a fundraising event then please get in touch with us! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.

 

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 upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

NUIG #RockTheRegister

News & Events

Are you registered to vote?

We are holding a Voter Registration Drive at NUI Galway on Wednesday 16th November and want to get as many students as possible signed up to vote! The deadline to return the completed form to your City/County Council is 5pm on Friday 25th of November.

Registration forms are available NOW from the Students’ Union Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Class Reps and SU Officers will also be distributing them around campus.

If on the 15th of February 2017 you will be aged 18 or over you are entitled to a vote so make sure you are registered!

Fill out your form and drop it back to us and we will even post it off for you!

If you are already registered to vote please make sure your details appear correctly on www.checktheregister.ie

every-vote-posters-english     every-vote-posters-gaeilge

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses 2016

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses 2016 with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel)

Monday 5th December-Friday 16th December

Leaving University Road

08:40 15:40

Leaving Salthill (Leisureland)

11:40 18:40

*Extra Service Tuesday 6th December ONLY: Leaving University Road 12:10 & Leaving Salthill 15:10*

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NUI Galway Students Demand Divestment of University Fossil Fuel Shares

News & Events

NUI Galway Students Demand Divestment of University Fossil Fuel Shares

On Tuesday the 22nd of November, students from the Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS) Society of NUI Galway will present a petition of over 1,000 signatures to University President, Dr Jim Browne. The CCAFS society have recently published a report on their findings with regards to fossil fuel investments in the University, highlighting the €3.4 million worth of shares that NUI Galway has invested in companies such as Gazprom and Statoil.

NUI Galway, a bastion of sustainability research and development, directly funds fossil fuel companies. These companies are responsible, in no small part, for the climate challenges we face today. Considering the fact that 80% of fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, coupled with the fact that fossil fuel assets will soon become stranded, the students of NUI Galway have taken the initiative and demanded change. So far their efforts have fallen on deaf ears, but the CCAFS society are hopeful that the constructive way in which they have approached the issue will encourage the University to engage in negotiation on the issue.

The students began the campaign a year ago, and have been working ever since to engage with the University.

Auditor of the CCAFS Society, and Director of the Fossil Free Campaign, Colm Duffy, highlighted why it is important for NUI Galway to take the lead among Irish Universities on this issue:

“If it is wrong to wreck the planet, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. Our University has praised the efforts of its researchers in their work on sustainability, and rightly so. However, it is hypocritical to, on the one hand, seek to be a global leader in sustainability, and on the other directly fund the efforts of fossil fuel companies. There is a real opportunity for NUI Galway to take the lead here, and possibly start a cascade effect among Irish Universities”.

NUI Galway Students’ Union fully support the campaign for divestment.

Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern added:

“NUI Galway Students’ Union support the demands for NUI Galway to divest from fossil fuels. Our unique campus is home to some of the most educated minds in our society, and with that education should come civic and social responsibility, and leadership in social change. Our University must lead by example in working toward the betterment of our environment and planet. We encourage all students and staff to engage with this campaign.”

Should you like to get further information, or view the NUIG Fossil Free report, please contact:

Colm Duffy

Auditor CCAFS Society

086 275 8527

ccafs.socs@nuigalway.ie

https://www.facebook.com/CCAFSsocietyNUIG/

https://www.facebook.com/fossilfreenuig/

Full Report here

SU Weekly Email 11 – 10th November 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Christmas Day €5 Wristbands now on Sale

Christmas is coming early to NUI Galway with our Charity Christmas Day on Thursday 17th of November in aid of The RNLI and Threshold. The day kicks off in Sult with Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Treats, a photo booth, Santa Hats, DJs, Freebies, Cheesy Christmas tunes, jumpers and a whole lot of tinsel from 11am.

€5 wristbands are now on sale in the SU Office and these get you in to either Electric or Four/Four between 10pm-11pm for the official after party.

If you want to help out with our fundraising on Thursday 17th of November please sign up here.

NUIG SHAG Week Continues

TODAY Thursday 10th of November

11am-2pm SU Stand in Smokey’s with nurse from Bayer Healthcare

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

5pm-7pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

7.30pm-9pm Free Screening of Chemsex, The Documentary with AIDS West in the Harbour Hotel. All Welcome. This film takes a brave and unflinching look at modern, urban gay life.

Friday 11th of November

1pm-3pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities The RNLI and Threshold.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Exams Timetables Released 4pm tomorrow

Semester 1 (2016/2017)  exams are scheduled for Monday 5th to Friday, 16th December 2016 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

The Semester 1 exam timetable will be published on Friday, 11th November at 16:00. 

 

The Centenary Conversations Galway – FREE Conference & Fringe Events START TODAY!

From the 10th-12th of November inclusive, you can delve into fascinating worlds of discovery, from scientific invention to history to current affairs, or flex your political muscle at events in NUI Galway and surrounds, designed to enlighten and spark debate as well as to tickle your funny bone. Free registration and more information available at www.Ireland.ie

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale in SU & SU Engineering Desk now for:

  • Connacht vs Cardiff Blues 19.35 Friday 25th Nov €15
  • Connacht vs Benetton Treviso 15:00 Saturday 3rd Dec €15
  • Connacht vs Wasps 17:30 Saturday 17th Dec €20
  • Connacht vs Munster 17:30 Saturday 31st Dec €20

All tickets are for Bohermore Terrace. Student ID required.

 

3K Santa Speed Walk – 1pm Wednesday 16th November

Next Wednesday, in the run up to the SU’s Christmas Day, the NUIG Sport’s office have organised a 3K Santa Speed Walk in aid of the Galway Simon Community, as part of their “NUIG’s Ultimate Team” (N.U.T) program. Registration at the Quad from 12.30pm with the race starting at 1pm.

So get out your Christmas Jumpers and Santa hats for this is a Christmas themed walking race around campus that’s sure to put you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season! Enter as a team or as an individual. There will be a social gathering straight after the event in Sult with food and refreshments for all participants, and spot prizes. The event is free to enter but we’ll be asking for a recommended donation of €2 from each participant and all money raised will go to Galway Simon Community. For more information check out www.otc.nuigalway.ie Or email nut@clubs.nuigalway,ie

 

Volunteer with Galway Science & Technology Festival

Galway Science & Technology Festival are looking for some volunteers to help out with the festival on Sunday the 27th of November. It is Ireland’s largest one day Science and Technology festival as well as being a great day out for families. There will be free food and t-shirts provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will also get credit which can go towards your ALIVE certificate. So if you have an interest in science and technology or simply want to help us out please sign up to volunteer through NUIG’s volunteering page. https://www.studentvolunteer.ie/view-all/science-and-technology-festival-volunteer.

 

Chemsex: The Documentary Free Screening Tonight

7.30pm-9pm tonight Free Screening of Chemsex, The Documentary with AIDS West in the Harbour Hotel. All Welcome. This film takes a brave and unflinching look at modern, urban gay life.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 14th Nov 12pm-1pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 14th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 15th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 16th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 16th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2002 Lecture Room 4 Engineering Building Engineering Council

Child Protection Training Course – Tomorrow/Saturday

This course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. You can sign up for €15 now in the SU Office or by credit card on 091 493570. Choose to attend either 1pm-5pm Friday 11th November or 9.30am-1.30pm Saturday 12th November.

 

Read Sin Issue 5 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

Need Help with Writing?

The Academic Writing Centre provides FREE support across the disciplines for students at all stages of the writing process. The AWC is located on the top floor of the James Hardiman Library, and our hours are: Monday-Friday from 11am to 1pm and Monday-Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.

The AWC is also offering workshops that will be helpful in developing your writing and studying practices. A workshop titled ‘Procrastinators, unite! A Last-Minute Workshop for Exam Preparation’ will take place 12pm-1pm Monday, 14th November.

Our homepage has a link to register for the workshop; we will also advertise additional upcoming workshops on our website, so check in on occasion at: www.library.nuigalway.ie/awc.

 

World Diabetes Day 2016 #WDD Mon 14th Nov Galway University Hospitals & NUI Galway

  • 10am-3pm  Mon 14th Nov World Diabetes Day Information Stand with diabetes nurse specialists in Main Foyer University Hospital Galway.
  • Mon 14th-Fri 18th Nov DAFNE programme for Type 1 Diabetes in the Conference Room, Endocrinology and Diabetes Centre, University Hospital Galway.
  • 6pm-9pm Mon 14th Nov Type 2 Diabetes Patient Education Evening Healthy Eating and Active Living for Type 2 Diabetes at Croí House. Presentations from: Diabetes Consultant, Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist and Dietitian. Diabetic RetinaScreen, Diabetes Ireland, Diabetes Nurse Specialists and Diabetes Podiatrists.
  • Public and Patient Involvement – Involving Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes in Health Services Research see https://nuighealthpsychology.wordpress.com/who-we-are/

For more information, please contact MaryClare.OHara@hse.ie or Helen.Burke@hse.ie

 

Monster Table Quiz – 7.30pm Thurs 10th November in Aid of Pieta House – Huntsman Inn

Tables of 4 for €40 to raise funds for Pieta House.  All are welcome on the night – it will be a fun filled event with table prizes, raffle and finger food served. Please reserve your table for the quiz by emailing galway@collinsmcnicholas.ie or call 091 706706

 

Deadline to Check the Draft Register of Electors: 25th Nov 2016

The Draft Register of Electors is online at www.checktheregister.ie until Friday 25th of November. If on the 15th February 2017 you are aged 18 or over please check that your name, address and other details are present and correct on the Draft Register. If there is a mistake, tell your local Council before Friday 25th of November.

 

NEW Library Study Break Policy

In response to feedback received from users about the 30 Minute Rule, and in an effort to reduce the instances of desk hogging, the Library is introducing a new ‘Study Break Policy’ for the monitoring and managing of study space during peak times in the Library. The policy will apply during the following periods: 01 November – 16 December 2016 and 03 April – 10 May 2017.

 

Help us raise money for the RNLI & Threshold

This year we will be raising money for the RNLI and the homeless charity Threshold but we need your help! If you have any time to volunteer or have any wild ideas for a fundraising event then please get in touch with us! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.

 

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 upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

 

 

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2016

News & Events

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2016

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2016

Monday 7th of November/Dé Luain, an 7 Samhain

All Day #MondayMassage reduced rate massage. To book contact 086 8378589.

11am-4pm Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn for a dose of Tinder with a difference at our STInder exhibition.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Tuesday 8th of November/Dé Máirt, an 8 Samhain

11am-2pm Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Stand in Smokey’s Café

2pm-3pm Pornography Workshop with Kate Dawson in the Students’ Union Office Boardroom, Áras na Mac Léinn. This workshop will explore porn – the good and the bad, providing participants with the time and space to discuss the concerns and benefits of porn use, in a group setting. All welcome, no need to book.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Wednesday 9th of November/ Dé Céadaoin, an 9 Samhain

11am-4pm Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn for a dose of Tinder with a difference at our STInder exhibition.

1pm-3pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Thursday 10th of November/Déardaoin, an 10 Samhain

11am-2pm SU Stand in Smokey’s with nurse from Bayer Healthcare

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

5pm-7pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

7.30pm-9pm Free Screening of Chemsex, The Documentary with AIDS West in the Harbour Hotel. All Welcome. This film takes a brave and unflinching look at modern, urban gay life.

Friday 11th of November/Déardaoin, an 11 Samhain

1pm-3pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities The RNLI and Threshold.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus. Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

SU Weekly Email 10 – 3rd November 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Equality Week Events Today Thursday 3rd November

  • 1pm Privilege walk outside Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 45pm Islamic Society talk: Substantive Equality for Persons with Disabilities: A Human Rights Based Approach In AMB G-O65

For more information contact Megan on su.equality@nuigalway.ie

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2016

Monday 7th of November

  • All Day #MondayMassage reduced rate massage. To book contact 086 8378589.
  • 11am-4pm Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn for a dose of Tinder with a difference at our STInder exhibition.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Tuesday 8th of November

  • 11am-2pm Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Stand in Smokey’s Café
  • 2pm-3pm Pornography Workshop with Kate Dawson in the Students’ Union Office Boardroom. This workshop will explore porn – the good and the bad, providing participants with the time and space to discuss the concerns and benefits of porn use, in a group setting. All welcome, no need to book.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Wednesday 9th of November

  • 11am-4pm Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn for a dose of Tinder with a difference at our STInder exhibition.
  • 1pm-3pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Thursday 10th of November

  • 11am-2pm SU Stand in Smokey’s with nurse from Bayer Healthcare
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.
  • 5pm-7pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health.

Friday 11th of November

  • 1pm-3pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health.

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities The RNLI and Threshold.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Exams

Semester 1 (2016/2017)  exams are scheduled for Monday 5th to Friday, 16th December 2016 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

The Semester 1 exam timetable will be published on Friday, 11th November at 16:00. 

 

Christmas Day €5 Wristbands now on Sale

Christmas is coming early to NUI Galway with our Charity Christmas Day on Thursday 17th of November in aid of The RNLI and Threshold. The day kicks off in Sult with Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Treats, a photo booth, Santa Hats, DJs, Freebies, Cheesy Christmas tunes, jumpers and a whole lot of tinsel from 11am.

€5 wristbands are now on sale in the SU Office and these get you in to either Electric or Four/Four between 10pm-11pm for the official after party.

If you want to help out with our fundraising on Thursday 17th of November please sign up here.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 7th Nov 6pm – 8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council
Weds 9th Nov 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Thurs 10th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale in SU & SU Engineering Desk now for:

  • Connacht vs Cardiff Blues 19.35 Friday 25th Nov €15
  • Connacht vs Benetton Treviso 15:00 Saturday 3rd Dec €15
  • Connacht vs Wasps 17:30 Saturday 17th Dec €20
  • Connacht vs Munster 17:30 Saturday 31st Dec €20

All tickets are for Bohermore Terrace. Student ID required.

 

Child Protection Training Course – next Friday/Saturday

This course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. You can sign up for €15 now in the SU Office or by credit card on 091 493570. Choose to attend either 1pm-5pm Friday 11th November or 9.30am-1.30pm Saturday 12th November.

 

Read Sin Issue 4 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

Participants Wanted for Student Information Desk Focus Group

1pm-2pm Wednesday 9th November in AMB-G036 Seminar Room Arts Millennium Building

There will be tea, coffee & biscuits! Register online here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sid-student-focus-group-tickets-28785669713

 

Student Work Available

Galway University Foundation are recruiting students for part-time, college-friendly, positions to work on their Alumni Fund Telephone Campaign which will run from the 28th of January to the 26th of February 2017. Apply Here.

 

Deadline to Check the Draft Register of Electors: 25th Nov 2016

The Draft Register of Electors is online at www.checktheregister.ie until Friday 25th of November. If on the 15th February 2017 you are aged 18 or over please check that your name, address and other details are present and correct on the Draft Register. If there is a mistake, tell your local Council before Friday 25th of November.

 

Upcoming FREE Smart Study Workshops

  • Anxiety Management, 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 8th November 8th in IT202
  • Troubled by Procrastination? 7pm-8pm Wednesday 9th November in AC201 (Arts/Science main corridor)
  • Exam Preparation 6pm-7pm Wednesday 9th November in AC201 (Arts/Science main corridor)

More Information.

 

NEW Library Study Break Policy

In response to feedback received from users about the 30 Minute Rule, and in an effort to reduce the instances of desk hogging, the Library is introducing a new ‘Study Break Policy’ for the monitoring and managing of study space during peak times in the Library. The policy will apply during the following periods: 01 November – 16 December 2016 and 03 April – 10 May 2017.

 

Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Jet Programme Promotion
  • Personal Statement Workshop

For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers

 

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day on Tuesday

NUI Galway are hosting a postgraduate Open Day next Tuesday 8th November from 12-4pm. This is a perfect opportunity to plan for your future. You can visit the hall  to speak to lecturers from all postgraduate programmes, and there will be a series of talks on careers, why you should choose NUI Galway for your postgraduate study and more. First 100 people to visit the hall will get free tea/coffee. Register in advance here.

 

The Centenary Conversations Galway – FREE Conference & Fringe Events

From the 10th-12th of November inclusive, you can delve into fascinating worlds of discovery, from scientific invention to history to current affairs, or flex your political muscle at events in NUI Galway and surrounds, designed to enlighten and spark debate as well as to tickle your funny bone. Free registration and more information available at www.Ireland.ie

 

Help us raise money for the RNLI & Threshold

This year we will be raising money for the RNLI and the homeless charity Threshold but we need your help! If you have any time to volunteer or have any wild ideas for a fundraising event then please get in touch with us! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Cúirt New Writing Competition

The Cúirt New Writing Prize is seeking entries in poetry and fiction, with a €500 cash prize for the winner of each category and the opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over The Edge Showcase at Cúirt 2017. Poetry entries must consist of three poems under 50 lines each. Fiction pieces can only be 2,000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome. Entrants should not have had a collection published in the category in which they enter (excluding the publication of single poems, stories or chapbooks ). Entry fee for each submission is €10 paid via Paypal at www.cuirt.ie. Closing date for submissions is 5pm Tuesday 31st of January.

 

Free Event: Older People and Substance Use – ILAS building, NUI Galway 10am-1pm Weds 9th Nov

As an aging population in a culture that is associated with lifelong heavy drinking the importance of drawing attention to the specific risks faced by older people who drink or use other drugs are discussed and explored. Experts in their field will highlight the importance of health as we age, current trends in alcohol and drug use and look at services to best support this cohort. Please contact Liam O Loughlin on 087 621 7728 or email liam.oloughlin@gretb.ie

 

Free Event: Alcohol and Cancer – Menlo Park Hotel, Galway 1pm-2pm Fri 11th November

Alcohol is recognised by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO) as a Group One Carcinogen. Recent research highlights that the links between alcohol and cancer are not confined only to heavy or problematic drinkers and even moderate use of alcohol can increase the risk. Dr Marie Laffoy Community Oncology Adviser with the National Cancer Control Programme will discuss the risks and ways to minimise these risks. Please contact Liam O Loughlin on 087 621 7728 or email liam.oloughlin@gretb.ie

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.

 

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 upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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