April 2017

Month Archives

SU Weekly Email 32 – 27th April 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

WIN A €200 CASH PRIZE!

All you have to do is complete our survey’s in the links below. Remember you must complete both surveys to be in with a chance to win the cask prize, best of luck!

Food Services Questionnaire-Survey 1

Bar and Entertainment Questionnaire-Survey 2

Connacht Tickets LAST HOME GAME THIS YEAR

We now have €15 NUIG student tickets on sale for the final Connacht Rugby home match this season against Scarlets at 19:35 on Saturday the 29th of April. On sale in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course €40

We are now taking sign-ups for our 8 week Ashtanga yoga course during the summer. You can register in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card. The course cost is €40.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May)
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May)

Applications are invited for funding from the NUI Galway Student Project Fund for projects beginning in September 2017

In order to be considered for funding the project must support the strategic priorities identified in the Student Project Fund Strategic Priority document and must fall into any one, or a combination, of the following categories:

  • Service
  • Web-based development
  • Equipment
  • Building.
  • Research

Proposals may be made by individual people/groups/groups in collaboration. Projects involving collaborations/partnerships are encouraged.

A project must cost a minimum of €5,000 to be eligible for consideration. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Thursday 11th May, 2017. Application form and more information.

 

The Dog-Tor will See You!

We are now taking bookings for 15 minutes slot appointments with Max the SU Puppy (although he’s looking a bit bigger than puppy size now!) 10am-12pm Wednesday 10th May.

FREE Breakfasts!

NUI Galway students can get free Porridge in Sult and Smokey’s Café  9am-10am/while stocks last each morning.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill as a means of tackling our society’s harmful relationship with alcohol.

Did you know?

  • According to the Health Research Board, at least 75% of alcohol consumed in Ireland is as part of a binge.
  • 88 people die every month as a direct result of alcohol in Ireland.
  • In Ireland alcohol is a factor in 50% of completed suicides.
  • Alcohol harm costs the Irish Taxpayer an estimated €3.7 billion in health, crime and public order.
  • 78% of Irish people believe that the Irish Government has a responsibility to implement measures to protect the public from high levels of alcohol consumption.

We ask you show your support by Liking and Sharing the ‘Hands off our Health’ Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/handsoffourhealth/

Micheline’s Three Conditions

On Thursday the 4th of May four cases of gender discrimination in NUI Galway will come before the High Court in Dublin. A demonstration will take place in support of the four women. The Students’ Union is organising a bus for students who wish to attend. Bus departs Galway at 9am on Thursday 4th May and will be back in Galway at approximately 4pm.

Tickets are €2, and are available from the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. NUI Galway Student ID Required.

 

Return your locker keys!

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term.

 

Student Health Unit during Exams

During the exams the Student Health Unit will be open for exam emergencies daily 8.30am-5.30pm (Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm) Monday-Friday.

Regular hours for non-emergencies are from 9.15am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday.

Closed Monday 1st May for Bank Holiday.

 

Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.

 

PC Suites Unavailable during Exams
The following PC Suites will be unavailable from 17:00 on Friday, April 21st until 17:30 on Wednesday, May 10th as they are being used for exams:
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– ENG-2016
– ENG-2017

– Finnegan

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.

 

The Online Marketing in Galway Digital Marketing Awards are open to students this year for the first time ever!

As it is the first year, there are no strict rules but the application deadline is this FRIDAY 28th of April!

If you did a presentation related to Digital Marketing, Media, e-commerce, or Web Development you can upload that in PDF format or Word format. We are conscious that some might be very long, for that reason there is an open ended question on the application that asks students to enter up to 200 words to describe the project, top level statistics, objectives and findings. The application should be painless, and the awards night is always a night for all to enjoy! Apply here – http://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/

 

SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday 12th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.

 

#MondayMassage changed to Wednesday next week due to Bank Holiday

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20,  1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50

Every Monday in “The Space” while the wellness room is being renovated. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

OMiG Awards – 50 Student Tickets available – FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Students can fill out this VERY short form!! A discount code will be sent to the students for 60% off (first come, first served).

Do You Want to Change the World?

The 8×8 Festival is coming to campuses around Ireland again this autumn and is looking for coordinators. Learn how to design, develop and deliver a film and photography festival on your campus. The 8×8 Festival is a great way for you to meet new people, gain new skills and find out more about important global issues.

  • Deadline for applications is May 1st (midnight) and successful candidates will be notified by mid-May.
  • A training weekend for all coordinators takes place in May, followed by three monthly meet-ups in June, July and August.
  • The 8×8 Festival will be launched at end of September/start of October, spending a week at each campus.

https://www.suas.ie/8×8-festival

 

Galway Lifeboat Station needs Volunteers

Galway Lifeboat Station are looking for volunteers to sell their Yellow Welly pins. If you have an hour or two to spare over the next 2 weekends they would love your help!

Please contact Anthony_hiney@rnli.org.uk

  • Friday 28 April Orantown Centre
  • Saturday 29 April Galway Shopping Centre
  • Friday 5 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Tesco Oranmore
  • Monday 7th May Aldi Stores in Knocknacarra, Westside, Headford Road & Oranmore.

 

The Year Ahead

The Academic Calendar for 2017/18 is available here http://www.nuigalway.ie/academic_dates/academic_term_dates.html

 

Darkness Into Light Registration

Don’t forget there are two ways you can register:
1) online at: http://dil.pieta.ie/event-information/venues/galway-city

or

2) At the Galway pop-up shop, where you can register and collect your t-shirt 12pm-6pm this Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April upstairs in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre.

€500 Blockchain Essay Competition

Compose an essay on the social, civil or governmental implications of Blockchain in Ireland to be in with a chance to win €500, get published on all BAI social channels, and make a striking addition to your CV!

Competition is at https://blockchainireland.org/socialcomp/

 

Eisenhower Fellowships

Youth Leaders Network – Ireland and Northern Ireland. Future of Work Conference, Malaga, 14-17 September 2017

Application deadline: 12 noon on Monday, 8th May

http://www.youth.ie/nyci/Eisenhower-Fellowships-open-application

 

NUI Galway May Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen 10am Tues 2nd May.
  • The SU Engineering Desk will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen 11am Tues 2nd May.
  • The Library will be open 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 29th April, 10am-5.30pm Sun 30th April & 8.30am-10pm Mon 1st May (no Desk Service).
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Mon 1st May.
  • SUMS, Computer DISC and The Academic Writing Centre are now closed until September.
  • Sult will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen at 8.30am Tues 2nd May.
  • The SU Shop will be open 10am-4pm Sat 29th April, 10am-4pm Sun 30th April & 10am-5pm Mon 1st May.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Sat 29th April, 10am-5pm Sun 30th April & 10am-5pm Mon 1st May.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Sat 29th April, 11am-3pm Sun 30th April & 11am-3pm Mon 1st May.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will be closed on Mon 1st May and will reopen on Tues 2nd May.

 

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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

May Bank Holiday Arrangements

News & Events

NUI Galway May Bank Holiday Arrangements

The SU Office will be closed on Monday 1st of May.

The SU Engineering Desk will be closed on Monday 1st of May.

The Library will be open 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 29th April, 10am-5.30pm Sun 30th April & 8.30am-10pm on Monday 1st of May (no Desk Service).

The Reading Room will be open as usual.

The Student Health Unit will be closed on Monday 1st of May.

SUMS, Computer DISC and The Academic Writing Centre are now closed until September.

Sult will be closed on Monday 1st of May and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 2nd of May.

The SU Shop will be open 10am-4pm Saturday 29th April, 10am-4pm Sunday 30th April & 10am-5pm Monday 1st of May.

Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Saturday 29th April, 10am-5pm Sunday 30th April & 10am-5pm Monday 1st of May.

The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Saturday 29th April, 11am-3pm Sunday 30th April & 11am-3pm Monday 1st of May.

Caife na Gaeilge will be closed on Monday 1st of May and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd of May.

NUI Galway Student Project Fund Applications Open

News & Events

Applications are invited for funding from the Student Project Fund for projects beginning in September 2017.

In order to be considered for funding the project must support the strategic priorities identified in the Student Project Fund Strategic Priority Document and must fall into any one, or a combination, of the following categories:

  • Service
  • Web-based development
  • Equipment
  • Building.
  • Research

Proposals may be made by individual people / groups / groups in collaboration. Projects involving collaborations / partnerships are encouraged.

A project must cost a minimum of €5,000 to be eligible for consideration. It is expected that the applicant(s) should be in a position to supply some level of other funding towards the project, i.e. the Student Project Fund will not supply 100% of the cost of the Project. The value of any existing personnel input may be identified as a funding contribution.

The time-frame for a project may be up to a maximum of 3 years. Project reports are required annually during the period of the Project and a satisfactory annual evaluation by the Sub – Committee in order to progress to the next year of any funding allocated.

Applications must be typed, using this Application Form: Students Project Fund Application FormMay17 The information supplied within the scope of the Application Form will form the principal basis for the assessment of the funding merits of the project. The number of projects funded in any year depends on the merits of the proposed projects and the amount of funding available. The applicant may be invited to a meeting of the Student Project Fund Sub-Committee to provide any necessary additional briefing. Failure to fulfil any of these requirements may entail the loss of the funding award. The Student Project Fund Sub-Committee also reserves the right to re-claim the funding should the project proposed not take place as described in the application form.

Each project proposal must name a project organiser who will liaise with the Director of Student Services in all matters relating to the project. The project organiser is responsible for:

  • Monitoring the project’s budget and requesting reimbursements from Student Services
  • Implementing the project
  • Ensuring that the project is completed in accordance with the themes identified in the Student Project Funds Strategic Priority document and relevant university policies
  • Reporting to the Sub-Committee on project progress

Successful project recipients are required to sign an acceptance letter outlining the conditions for use of Student Project Fund monies and to sign their agreement to the conditions outlined.

Applications should be submitted to:

Siobhán Cunningham, Student Services

email: siobhan.cunningham@nuigalway.ie .

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 11th May, 2017

Please note that meetings will be scheduled with Project Leaders for a time on either 16th or 17th May 2017.

 

Return your locker key by Tues 16th May!

News & Events

Return your locker key!

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017.

We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term.

SU Weekly Email 31 – 20th April 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Here’s our top 10 tips for the exams next week

  1. Check, double check and triple check your timetable NOW! Every year we have students who read their timetable wrong and end up missing an exam – don’t be that guy!
  2. Find your College ID and bring it with you to every exam. If you have lost it call to the Student Information Desk to get a new one for €20. You will be fined €30 if you don’t have your ID with you.
  3. Plan how you are getting to the exams NOW and set all your alarms. You need to be there 20 minutes prior to the start of the examination so that’s: 09:10 for a 09:30 exam, 12:40 for a 13:00 exam and 16:10 for a 16:30 exam.
  4. Leave your phone at home – it’s a €20 fine for bringing your phone to the exam AND other penalties can include mark reduction and getting zero marks for the module.
  5. WASH! If you even have your shopping list written on your hand scrub it off. If you have any writing on your body, no matter how unrelated to the exam, you’ll fail the exam and have to repeat.
  6. Follow the directions of the Exam Invigilators at all times.
  7. If you need advice on deferring your exams please contact the SU Education Officer, Cathal Sherlock or your College Office.
  8. You can’t bring in pencil cases, glasses cases or calculator covers to the exam.
  9. You can’t leave the Exam Venue for the first hour or the last 30 mins of the exam
  10. Relax – you got this!

#BestOfLuckToYeLads

 

The Dog-Tor will See You!

We are now taking bookings for 15 minutes slot appointments with Max the SU Puppy (although he’s looking a bit bigger than puppy size now!) for the following days/times:

  • 10am-12pm Wednesday 26th April
  • 10am-12pm Wednesday 3rd May
  • 10am-12pm Wednesday 10th May

FREE Breakfasts!

NUI Galway students can get free Porridge in Sult and Smokey’s Café  9am-10am/while stocks last each morning.

 

Return your locker keys!

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term.

 

X Factor UK Auditions at NUIG Tuesday

If you ever wanted to take part in the X Factor call up to the Students’ Union Office 12pm-3pm next Tuesday 25th of April where auditions are being held. Please note you must be over 14 years old to take part. More information at http://www.itv.com/xfactor

 

Extra Study Space Available 8am-10pm Mon 24th April – Weds 10th May

O’Flaherty Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Anderson Theatre

 

The Voice UK Auditions at NUIG Sunday

We are booking slots for The Voice UK auditions, which are on Sunday 23rd April in the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance here on campus. Each student will get 5-10 minutes, which means we should be able to fit in up to 30 students altogether

If you want to book a slot, please email drama@nuigalway.ie AND patrick.lonergan@nuigalway.ie before Thursday 20th April. Please mention which song you want to sing.

This is open to current or recent students of NUI Galway ONLY.

We will fill slots first come, first served, and you must email BOTH addresses above.

 

Galway Water Quality Survey

Hi! We are the City Water Project, based in The Hague, Netherlands. We attempt to improve communications between water consumers and the government. In order to do that, we need your opinions on water quality. We would be very grateful if you could take seven minutes or so to fill out our survey here:

https://goo.gl/forms/M5kzUPxXYYRaXLLJ3

More information on the City Water Project can be found here:

www.citywaterproject.org. You can also email me if you have any questions (ailish@citywaterproject.org).

 

Galway Rape Crisis Centre Volunteers Needed

Galway Rape Crisis Centre will be holding their annual flag day across Galway City and County on Friday 2nd of June. If you can help out for an hour or two please contact them on 091 564800 or email fundraiser@galwayrcc.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/240502403079864/

 

Free STI Clinics

The NUIG Health Unit Free STI Clinics have now finished for this semester but the good news is they will be back in September! The FREE STI Clinic at University College Hospital Galway is open all year round and you can phone them on 091- 525200 to make an appointment.

 

Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.

 

Library Study Break Policy In Operation

The Library Study Break Policy will be in operation until Wednesday 10th May. If you are taking a break use one of the “I’m taking a study break” sheets to mark what time you are leaving. Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a desk for more than 1 hours other students have permission to move them and take your space.

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.

 

March for Science – Saturday 22nd April in Dublin

The March for Science will occur on Earth Day, Saturday 22nd April, 2017 in Dublin. The aims of the March for Science are to stand up for science literacy, science communication, stable funding for scientific research, and government policy that is informed by science. Buses have been organised to transport marchers from Galway to Dublin and tickets can be bought for €15 in the Students’ Union at NUIG (from tomorrow) or can be ordered through We the People – Ireland.

More Information.

 

Connacht Tickets LAST HOME GAME THIS YEAR

We now have €15 NUIG student tickets on sale for the final Connacht Rugby home match this season against Scarlets at 19:35 on Saturday the 29th of April. On sale in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.

 

Fueling Ambition Roadshow

Encouraging Female Entrepreneurs to maximise their full potential. Elevator Pitch Competition with prize package worth €4,000 at each event. Wednesday April 26th 2017, Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

 

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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

SU Weekly Email 30 – 12th April 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Free Breakfast!

Did you know that we provide FREE porridge to NUI Galway students each morning in Smokey’s Café? Well we do! Supplies are limited though so get there early and get some fuel in your belly for the day.

 

Free STI Clinics

The NUIG Health Unit Free STI Clinics have now finished for this semester but the good news is they will be back in September! The FREE STI Clinic at University College Hospital Galway is open all year round and you can phone them on 091- 525200 to make an appointment.

 

Easter Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office will close at 5pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 19th of April.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 5pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 9am on Friday 28th of April.
  • The SU Engineering Desk will close at 2pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 11am on Monday 24th of April.
  • The Library will be open Friday 14th April 10am-6pm, closed on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April and open Monday 17th April 10am-6pm.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 9.15am on Wednesday 19th of April.
  • The Academic Writing Centre is now closed until October.
  • SUMS will be closed Monday April 10th-Friday 21st April
  • Sult will be closed from Thursday 13th April and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 18th April.
  • The SU Shop will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Friday 14th & Saturday 15th April. Closed Sunday 16th April. Open 11am-3pm Bank Holiday Monday 17th April.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will be closed from Friday 7th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.

 

Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.

 

Extra Study Space Available 8am-10pm Mon 24th April – Weds 10th May

O’Flaherty Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Anderson Theatre

 

Library Study Break Policy In Operation

The Library Study Break Policy will be in operation until Wednesday 10th May. If you are taking a break use one of the “I’m taking a study break” sheets to mark what time you are leaving. Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a desk for more than 1 hours other students have permission to move them and take your space.

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.

 

March for Science – Saturday 22nd April in Dublin

The March for Science will occur on Earth Day, Saturday 22nd April, 2017 in Dublin. The aims of the March for Science are to stand up for science literacy, science communication, stable funding for scientific research, and government policy that is informed by science. Buses have been organised to transport marchers from Galway to Dublin and tickets can be bought for €15 in the Students’ Union at NUIG (from tomorrow) or can be ordered through We the People – Ireland.

More Information.

 

National Photo Competition to celebrate Fascination of Plants Day on May 18th

Thursday 18th of May is Fascination of Plants Day and to celebrate NUI Galway will again be running a National photo competition. It is open to everyone in all age groups within Ireland. Send your photos (maximum 2 per person) to fascinatingplants@nuigalway.ie  before 5 pm Friday 5th of May 2017.

 

Student Sustainability Leadership Award 2017

Applications are invited for the inaugural NUI Galway Student Sustainability Leadership Award 2017. Open to all NUI Galway students, the successful applicant will be awarded a 12 week scholarship (June-August 2017) with the NUI Galway Sustainability Initiative.  The central aim of the scholarship is to develop student leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about creating a more sustainable campus and community. Details of the Award is available on the NUI Galway Sustainability Website. Please click here for further details.

 

Bike Week Grants

National Bike Week takes place Saturday 10th-Sunday 18th June. Applications are now open for funding to support local cycling events and activities as part of the Galway Bike Festival celebrations.

Applications close 12noon Friday 21st of April.

 

#MondayMassage changed to Wednesday next week due to Bank Holiday

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20,  1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50

Every Monday in “The Space” while the wellness room is being renovated. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

Early bird student rate Connacht Rugby season tickets just €180 (47% saving on gate prices)

Be quick as the price will go up to €225 on 1st May!

 

President’s Awards for Research Excellence and Ryan Award for Innovation 2017

More Information.

 

Connacht Tickets LAST HOME GAME THIS YEAR

We now have €15 NUIG student tickets on sale for the final Connacht Rugby home match this season against Scarlets at 19:35 on Saturday the 29th of April. On sale in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

Return your locker keys!

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term.

 

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.

 

Fueling Ambition Roadshow

Encouraging Female Entrepreneurs to maximise their full potential. Elevator Pitch Competition with prize package worth €4,000 at each event. Wednesday April 26th 2017, Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

 

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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

 

 

SU Weekly Email 29 – 6th April 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.

 

Extra Study Space Available 8am-10pm on following dates:

Mon 3rd – Sun 9th April Study Week

O’Flaherty Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Anderson Theatre

Mon 24th April – Weds 10th May

O’Flaherty Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Anderson Theatre

 

Connacht Tickets LAST HOME GAME THIS YEAR

We now have €15 NUIG student tickets on sale for the final Connacht Rugby home match this season against Scarlets at 19:35 on Saturday the 29th of April. On sale in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

Easter Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office will close at 5pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 19th of April.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 5pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 9am on Friday 28th of April.
  • The SU Engineering Desk will close at 2pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 11am on Monday 24th of April.
  • The Library will be open as usual with reduced hours on Friday 14th April 10am-6pm and Monday 17th April 10am-6pm.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 9.15am on Wednesday 19th of April.
  • The Academic Writing Centre is now closed until October.
  • SUMS will be closed Monday April 10th-Friday 21st April
  • Sult will be closed from Thursday 13th April and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 18th April.
  • The SU Shop will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Friday 14th & Saturday 15th April. Closed Sunday 16th April. Open 11am-3pm Bank Holiday Monday 17th April.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will be closed from Friday 7th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.

 

Return your locker keys!

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term.

 

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.

 

Postgraduate Scholarships for PhD Candidates

Applications are now open postgraduate scholarships to support full-time research for PhD candidates of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies. Closing date is Tues, April 18th at 5pm. Application Details.

 

ALIVE Certificates

NUI Galway ALIVE Student Volunteering Certificates are now available for collection from our office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Monday-Friday

 

We now have a Student Leap Card Reader Machine in the SU Office!

This means you can:

  1. Check your Student Leap Card credit by scanning your card.
  2. Collect credit you have purchased online. If you choose ‘Payzone’ as your collection point when topping up online,  you can drop in to us, tap the reader and collect your credit on-campus.
  3. See details about your recent top-ups (Date, Time and Amount)
  4. See details of your Auto-top-Up settings if you are utilising this online facility.

Our office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. It costs €10 to get a Student Leap Card from us and we take your photo and print the card off straight away.

 

FREE Cloakroom Open Tomorrow

The SU free cloakroom will be open tomorrow 9am-5pm and is located next to the SU XL Shop. The SU Engineering desk will be closed tomorrow – for any queries please call to the SU office.

 

March for Science – Saturday 22nd April in Dublin

The March for Science will occur on Earth Day, Saturday 22nd April, 2017 in Dublin. The aims of the March for Science are to stand up for science literacy, science communication, stable funding for scientific research, and government policy that is informed by science. Buses have been organised to transport marchers from Galway to Dublin and tickets can be bought for €15 in the Students’ Union at NUIG (from tomorrow) or can be ordered through We the People – Ireland.

More Information.

 

PhD 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.

The closing date for completed applications is 17:00 Tuesday, 11 April 2017.  The application form & Terms and Conditions is available here.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: NUI Galway/Galway International Arts Festival Selected Programme

Applications are being sought from suitably qualified NUI Galway students to participate in the SELECTED strand of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF), which runs in Galway from 17-30 July 2017.

The SELECTED programme will see a strictly limited number of NUI Galway students join other young Irish and international artists and producers in a unique initiative which gives full access to many aspects of the Festival. This two-week whirlwind academy offers students the opportunity to see how a Festival of this magnitude is put together by offering intimate meetings with Festival organisers, international and Irish producers, and artists.

To apply, please send an email (max 500 words) outlining how you would contribute to and benefit from the SELECTED programme to Patrick.Lonergan@nuigalway.ie

Closing date for applications is 5 p.m. on Wednesday 17 April 2017, with decisions by the end of April

 

Bright Club Galway

7.30pm Wednesday 12th of April a variety night where researchers become comedians and you can furrow your brow before laughing your face off.

 

LGBT+ Migrants Survey

AMACH! LGBT and Galway City Partnership are working together to try to determine the real needs of LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, plus) migrants in Galway city and county.

Please complete the following survey.

 

Green Leaf Grant Scheme

Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase environmental awareness in Galway City? If so you may qualify for financial assistance from the European Green Leaf Grant Scheme.

Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions that complement national environmental policies such as those on: Waste Management; Biodiversity & Land Use; Water & Wastewater; Climate Change; Energy Performance; Mobility & Transport; Acoustics & Noise; Air Quality; Green Economy & Jobs; Resource Efficiency.

Applications are available from www.galwaycity.ie and deadline is 4pm Thursday 20th April to send completed application to greenleaf@galwayciy.ie

 

The NUIG Health Unit Free STI Clinics have now finished for this semester

The FREE STI Clinic at University College Hospital Galway is open all year round and you can phone them on 091- 525200 to make an appointment.

Opening hours are:

  • Monday by appointment only 2pm-5.45pm
  • Wednesday Morning  “Walk in Clinic”*  from 9am
  • Friday 9am-10am by appointment only. 10am onward “walk in clinic”*

*”Walk in Clinics” – no appointment necessary. Clinic operates on a “first come first served” basis with a maximum quota that can be seen at any one clinic.  Clinic opens 15 minutes before appointed time, i.e. 8.45am and 13.45pm

The Clinic is Located in a self-contained building to left of main hospital. As you enter hospital, take first left, follow signs for Genitourinary Medicine Clinic, Infectious Diseases and Hepatology – in front of maternity services.

 

#MondayMassage

Monday massage continues as usual next week but it’s changed to Wednesday the following week (19th April) because of the Bank Holiday.

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30. Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50. Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

Want to get involved with Galway Fringe Festival this summer?

Head to their volunteer information meeting 2pm Saturday 15th of April. More Information.

 

Applications now open for Suas summer student training programme

  1. The Ideas Collective: A fun and hands-on way to get your idea for social or environmental change off the ground. Taking place over three weekends (June-August) with workshops and support from experienced change makers and mentors.
  2. 8×8 Festival: Learn how to design, develop and deliver a film and photography festival on your campus. The 8×8 Festival is a great way for you to meet new people, gain new skills and find out more about important global issues.
  3. Stand.ie: People in Ireland and all over the world are standing up for justice and equality – and you can help us tell their stories! Become a Stand.ie contributor and join a network of people dedicated to making change happen.

http://www.suas.ie/spring-2017 

 

Library Study Break Policy In Operation

The Library Study Break Policy will be in operation until Wednesday 10th May. If you are taking a break use one of the “I’m taking a study break” sheets to mark what time you are leaving. Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a desk for more than 1 hours other students have permission to move them and take your space.

 

Micheline’s Three Conditions

On Thursday the 4th of May four cases of gender discrimination in NUI Galway will come before the High Court in Dublin. A demonstration will take place in support of the four women. The Students’ Union is organising a bus for students who wish to attend. Bus departs Galway at 9am on Thursday 4th May and will be back in Galway at approximately 4pm.

Tickets are €2, and are available from the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. NUI Galway Student ID Required.

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.

 

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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

 

NUIG Easter Holiday Arrangements

News & Events

Easter Holiday Arrangements

The SU Office will close at 5pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 19th of April.

The SU Cloakroom will close at 5pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 9am on Friday 28th of April.

The SU Engineering Desk will close at 2pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 11am on Monday 24th of April.

The Library will be open Friday 14th April 10am-6pm, closed on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April and open Monday 17th April 10am-6pm.

The Reading Room will be open as usual.

The Student Health Unit will close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 9.15am on Wednesday 19th of April.

The Academic Writing Centre is now closed until October.

SUMS will be closed Monday April 10th-Friday 21st April

Sult will be closed from Thursday 13th April and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 18th April.

The SU Shop will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.

Smokey’s Café will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.

The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Friday 14th & Saturday 15th April. Closed Sunday 16th April. Open 11am-3pm Bank Holiday Monday 17th April.

Caife na Gaeilge will be closed from Friday 7th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.