March 2018

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Notice of Referendum Thursday 12 April 2018

Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 12 Aibreán 2018

On Thursday 12th April you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the creation of the positon of Ethnic Minorities Officer.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with referendum motion proposed by the SU Council on 5th March 2018 to create the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer?

If passed, a new part-time officer position of Ethnic Minorities Officer will be created.

Déardaoin, an 12 Aibreán, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a thacaíonn nó nach dtacaíonn tú le cruthú Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an rún reifrinn a mhol Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn an 5 Márta 2018 le hOifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach a chruthú?

Má éiríonn leis an reifreann, cruthófar post d’oifigeach páirtaimseartha nua dar teideal Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach.

Polling will take place in the following locations – please bring your NUIG ID to vote:

An Bialann 10am-6pm

Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm

Engineering Building 12pm-3.30pm

Friars Café 1pm-4pm

Online via Remote Vote on SU Website 10am-8pm (Deadline to register for Remote Vote midnight Weds 11th April)

SU Weekly Email 28 – 28th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU18 Nominations close 5pm TODAY!

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions are now open. You can pick up a nomination form in the SU Office or on our website just make sure to get it back to the box in the SU Office before 5pm TODAY Wednesday 28th of March! The elections will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April.

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.

 

Notice of Referendum Thursday 12 April 2018

On Thursday 12th April you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the creation of the positon of Ethnic Minorities Officer.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with referendum motion proposed by the SU Council on 5th March 2018 to create the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer?

If passed, a new part-time officer positon of Ethnic Minorities Officer will be created.

 

Become a 2018/19 Soc & Pol CÉIM Leader

The School of Political Science and Sociology will be piloting the CÉIM academic peer learning programme in 2018/19, and 1st and 2nd year Political Science and Sociology students are currently being sought to act as CÉIM leaders. The role involves meeting weekly with 1st year students to help them transition successfully to NUI Galway, get to grips with coursework and meet new people. Benefits of becoming a leader: intensive free leadership and facilitation training; develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate, digital badge and the NUI Galway President’s Award. Closing date: NOON on Thursday, 12 April.

 

Registration for Remote Vote is Open

If you won’t be on campus to vote in the #NUIGSU18 Part Time Officer elections and Referendum on Thursday 12th of April you can register for a remote vote up until midnight on Wednesday 11th of April on the SU Website. You can then log on to vote between 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April. Please note Remote Vote is not available for Societies Chair/Clubs Captain elections and polling for these positions will take place 10am-6pm in An Bialann Thurs 12th April.

Campus polling stations will be:

  • An Bialann 10am-6pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-3.30pm
  • Friars Café 1pm-4pm

Bring NUIG ID with you to vote!

 

Canvassing Training with Galway Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment 7pm TOMORROW

7pm-10pm Thursday 29th March in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. No previous canvassing experienced required!

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here!

To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Voter Registration Day

Get registered to vote 11am-1pm Monday 16th of April at Smokey’s Café. Bring photo ID (passport, driving licence) and the Gardaí will stamp your voter registration form.

 

FREE Body Positivity Workshop

6pm-7.30pm Tuesday 10th of April in AC 202 for more information contact Megan on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Green Flag

The Green Campus team are drafting an application for the Green Campus flag. We need to provide examples of staff and student involvement with the Campus and Wider Community and also how we are linking to learning on campus. This includes any relevant events such as campaigns/initiatives, projects completed, media coverage, public engagement, workshop etc. in any sustainability related aspect such as Energy, Biodiversity, Waste, Water, Travel etc. To help us capture this information we have put together a short form which should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete.

 

Attention Student Teachers

USI along with trade unions like ASTI, TUI, INTO, and ICTU are launching something big to improve the lives of all student teachers in Ireland. USI want to share your stories with the media, and for you to talk to the media about your experiences of trying to be a top class teacher. USI want to hear from you and your experience of working during college, or as a recent graduate. USI is looking for stories on issues of pay, hours of work, working during college placement, issue of cost of living, receiving the SUSI grant, burden of fees, issues with rent, travel or other means of living, emigration for better paid work, experiences of working and academic life etc.

 

Applications are open for the NUI Galway 1916 Bursary Fund of €5,000 per year

Open to undergraduate students who are socio-economically disadvantaged + from one of socio-economic groups that have low participation in higher education

Closing date 4pm Friday 6th April

 

Need Help?

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

University PhD Write-Up Bursary 2018

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. Contact graduatestudies@nuigalway.ie with queries

 

Win a Smartphone by completing the ISS Survey on IT Services available at NUI Galway

Have you responded to the recent survey from ISS on IT Services at NUI Galway? If not click on the link above to let us know how we can improve our services for students and be in with a chance to win a Smartphone.

 

NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • Teaching ends on Sat 24th of March for the Easter Holidays and teaching resumes Mon 9th April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 26th March – Thurs 29th March.
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Weds 28th March and will reopen at 10am on Weds 4th April. Opening hours 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm 4th, 5th & 6th April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 11am on Mon 9th April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 9am on Thurs 12th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April.
  • Sult will be closed from Fri 30th March and will re-open on Tues 3rd April.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 23rd March and will re-open Mon 9th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm on Fri 30th March & Sat 31st March. Closed Sun 1st April and open 11am-3pm Mon 2nd April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 29th March to Tues 3rd April inclusive. They will re-open at 9.15am on Weds 4th April.
  • SUMS will be closed from Monday 26th March until Friday 6th April.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 10th April.
  • Flirt FM Mon 26th March- Fri 30th March On Air 11.30am-4am (Office open 11am-6pm), Sat 31st March-Sun 8th April Spring Break (Studios bookable on request), Mon 9th April-Fri 20th April On Air 11.30am-4am Weekdays (Office open 11am-6pm)
  • Computer Suites will be open 09:00-18:00 Sun 1st & Mon 2nd April. For more details check HERE

 

Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 12 Aibreán 2018

Déardaoin, an 12 Aibreán, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a thacaíonn nó nach dtacaíonn tú le cruthú Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an rún reifrinn a mhol Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn an 5 Márta 2018 le hOifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach a chruthú?

Má éiríonn leis an reifreann, cruthófar post d’oifigeach páirtaimseartha nua dar teideal Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach.

 

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

 

SU Weekly Email 27 – 22nd March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU18 Nominations are open!

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions are now open. You can pick up a nomination form in the SU Office or on our website just make sure to get it back to the box in the SU Office before 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March! The elections will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April.

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.

 

Canvassing Training with Galway Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment 6pm Tonight

6pm-9pm TONIGHT in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Áras na Mac Léinn. No previous canvassing experienced required!

There will be a second round of canvassing training 7pm-10pm Thursday 29th of March.

 

FREE Rapid HIV Test Clinic 2pm-4pm TODAY

AIDS West will be running the free rapid HIV Test clinic at NUIG 2pm-4pm TODAY Thursday 22nd of March in Meeting Rooms 1&2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Here’s what to expect and there’s no appointment necessary:

  1. Call in to Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
    2. Test explained and opportunity for Q&A
    3. Finger prick to get blood sample (tiny amount)
    4. Sample tested & result in 30 seconds

 

Camp Leaders J1 Presentation

Get your J1 sorted 4pm-5pm this Tuesday 27th March in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn with Camp Leaders Ireland.

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here!

To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Exam Timetable Out 12pm Wednesday 21st March

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

We now have NUIG student tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Edinburgh 7.35pm on Friday 23rd March on sale for €20 in the SU.

 

Monday is Deadline for ALIVE Certificate Applications

To earn your award for volunteering from the President of NUI Galway please log in with your student ID and password and complete the online reflection application at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie

Any hours you logged with a charity at www.studentvolunteer.ie will be transferred to your application on yourspace.nuigalway.ie (both websites will talk to each other!)

Save the dates! Applications are due Monday 26th March and the Ceremony with the President is at 11am on Tuesday 10th April.

 

Upcoming Events in the Maker Space at James Hardiman Library

  1. PHOTONICS European Challenger Project – Time to Replicate. Prize for best group + individual project email: Sean O’Gorman s.ogorman2@nuigalway.ie
  2. Arduino Thursday: Commencing 11am-1pm Thurs 22nd March Arduino Experimenting
  3. Raspberry Tuesday: Commencing 11am-1pm Tues 27th March Raspberry Pi Experimenting

 

Need Help?

 

At Blackstone Launchpad Next Week

12.45pm-1.45pm Weds 28th March in Blackstone Launchpad: InnovateHER Series: Talk by Kelsey Roberts from TechInnovate.

More information on our facebook: @launchpadnuig

 

Win €1,000 in the “Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition

To enter you need to research topics or share your personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article or a poster.

The themes are:

  • Club drugs – what are the risks?
  • Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs – what are the risks?

The deadline is the 9th of April 2018

 

National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are proud to partner with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability) to organise the ‘National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities’. Attendance is free and this event is open to any member of USI who identifies as living with a disability. The event will take place 10am-5.30pm Thursday, 29th March in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.

Registration Link.

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • Teaching ends on Sat 24th of March for the Easter Holidays and teaching resumes Mon 9th April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 26th March – Thurs 29th March.
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Weds 28th March and will reopen at 10am on Weds 4th April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 11am on Mon 9th April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 9am on Thurs 12th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April.
  • Sult will be open as normal.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 23rd March and will re-open Mon 9th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm on Fri 30th March & Sat 31st March. Closed Sun 1st April and open 11am-3pm Mon 2nd April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 29th March to Tues 3rd April inclusive. They will re-open at 9.15am on Weds 4th April.
  • SUMS will be closed from Monday 26th March until Friday 6th April.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 10th April.
  • Flirt FM Mon 26th March- Fri 30th March On Air 11.30am-4am (Office open 11am-6pm), Sat 31st March-Sun 8th April Spring Break (Studios bookable on request), Mon 9th April-Fri 20th April On Air 11.30am-4am Weekdays (Office open 11am-6pm)
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

 

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

 

SU Weekly Email 27 – 22nd March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU18 Nominations are open!

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions are now open. You can pick up a nomination form in the SU Office or on our website just make sure to get it back to the box in the SU Office before 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March! The elections will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April.

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.

 

Canvassing Training with Galway Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment 6pm Tonight

6pm-9pm TONIGHT in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Áras na Mac Léinn. No previous canvassing experienced required!

There will be a second round of canvassing training 7pm-10pm Thursday 29th of March.

 

FREE Rapid HIV Test Clinic 2pm-4pm TODAY

AIDS West will be running the free rapid HIV Test clinic at NUIG 2pm-4pm TODAY Thursday 22nd of March in Meeting Rooms 1&2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Here’s what to expect and there’s no appointment necessary:

  1. Call in to Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
    2. Test explained and opportunity for Q&A
    3. Finger prick to get blood sample (tiny amount)
    4. Sample tested & result in 30 seconds

 

Camp Leaders J1 Presentation

Get your J1 sorted 4pm-5pm this Tuesday 27th March in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn with Camp Leaders Ireland.

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here!

To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Exam Timetable Out 12pm Wednesday 21st March

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

We now have NUIG student tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Edinburgh 7.35pm on Friday 23rd March on sale for €20 in the SU.

 

Monday is Deadline for ALIVE Certificate Applications

To earn your award for volunteering from the President of NUI Galway please log in with your student ID and password and complete the online reflection application at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie

Any hours you logged with a charity at www.studentvolunteer.ie will be transferred to your application on yourspace.nuigalway.ie (both websites will talk to each other!)

Save the dates! Applications are due Monday 26th March and the Ceremony with the President is at 11am on Tuesday 10th April.

 

Upcoming Events in the Maker Space at James Hardiman Library

  1. PHOTONICS European Challenger Project – Time to Replicate. Prize for best group + individual project email: Sean O’Gorman s.ogorman2@nuigalway.ie
  2. Arduino Thursday: Commencing 11am-1pm Thurs 22nd March Arduino Experimenting
  3. Raspberry Tuesday: Commencing 11am-1pm Tues 27th March Raspberry Pi Experimenting

 

Need Help?

 

At Blackstone Launchpad Next Week

12.45pm-1.45pm Weds 28th March in Blackstone Launchpad: InnovateHER Series: Talk by Kelsey Roberts from TechInnovate.

More information on our facebook: @launchpadnuig

 

Win €1,000 in the “Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition

To enter you need to research topics or share your personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article or a poster.

The themes are:

  • Club drugs – what are the risks?
  • Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs – what are the risks?

The deadline is the 9th of April 2018

 

National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are proud to partner with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability) to organise the ‘National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities’. Attendance is free and this event is open to any member of USI who identifies as living with a disability. The event will take place 10am-5.30pm Thursday, 29th March in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.

Registration Link.

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • Teaching ends on Sat 24th of March for the Easter Holidays and teaching resumes Mon 9th April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 26th March – Thurs 29th March.
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Weds 28th March and will reopen at 10am on Weds 4th April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 11am on Mon 9th April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 9am on Thurs 12th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April.
  • Sult will be open as normal.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 23rd March and will re-open Mon 9th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm on Fri 30th March & Sat 31st March. Closed Sun 1st April and open 11am-3pm Mon 2nd April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 29th March to Tues 3rd April inclusive. They will re-open at 9.15am on Weds 4th April.
  • SUMS will be closed from Monday 26th March until Friday 6th April.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 10th April.
  • Flirt FM Mon 26th March- Fri 30th March On Air 11.30am-4am (Office open 11am-6pm), Sat 31st March-Sun 8th April Spring Break (Studios bookable on request), Mon 9th April-Fri 20th April On Air 11.30am-4am Weekdays (Office open 11am-6pm)
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

 

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

 

NUI Galway Easter Holidays 2018

News & Events

NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • Teaching ends on Sat 24th of March for the Easter Holidays and teaching resumes Mon 9th April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 26th March – Thurs 29th March.
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Weds 28th March and will reopen at 10am on Weds 4th April. Opening hours 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm 4th, 5th & 6th April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 11am on Mon 9th April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 9am on Thurs 12th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April.
  • Sult will be closed from Fri 30th March and will re-open on Tues 3rd April.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 23rd March and will re-open Mon 9th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm on Fri 30th March & Sat 31st March. Closed Sun 1st April and open 11am-3pm Mon 2nd April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 29th March to Tues 3rd April inclusive. They will re-open at 9.15am on Weds 4th April.
  • SUMS will be closed from Monday 26th March until Friday 6th April.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 10th April.
  • Flirt FM Mon 26th March- Fri 30th March On Air 11.30am-4am (Office open 11am-6pm), Sat 31st March-Sun 8th April Spring Break (Studios bookable on request), Mon 9th April-Fri 20th April On Air 11.30am-4am Weekdays (Office open 11am-6pm)
  • Computer Suites will be open 09:00-18:00 Sun 1st & Mon 2nd April. For more details check HERE

SU Weekly Email 26 – 15th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union .

Interested in running for election?

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions open at 10am next Thursday 22nd of March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March #NUIGSU18

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.

 

Meet SIPTU Today

SIPTU are on campus today 11am-12pm & 1pm-3pm at Smokey’s Café giving students information on their rights as workers, and campaigning to work towards living wages and to end zero hour contracts. You can get materials with additional information on workers’ rights in the Students’ Union.

 

Exam Timetable Out 12pm Wednesday 21st March

 

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Congratulations to your newly elected SU Officers for 2018/19 – SU President Megan Reilly, SU VP/Education Officer Louis Courtney, SU VP/Welfare and Equality Officer Clare Austick and SU Council Chair Sabrina Vaughan. They will all take up their positions on the 1st of July. Voting takes place on Thursday 12th of April to elect the other SU Officers who will be joining them.

 

Read Sin Issue 10 Here!

This issue of Sin includes interviews with the #NUIGSU18 Election Candidates. To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

We now have NUIG student tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Edinburgh 7.35pm on Friday 23rd March on sale for €20 in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk.

 

FREE Rapid HIV Test Clinic

AIDS West will be running the free rapid HIV Test clinic at NUIG again 2pm-4pm Thursday 22nd of March in Meeting Rooms 1&2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Here’s what to expect and there’s no appointment necessary:

  1. Call in to Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
    2. Test explained and opportunity for Q&A
    3. Finger prick to get blood sample (tiny amount)
    4. Sample tested & result in 30 seconds

 

Nominations Close 5pm TOMORROW for USI Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards is the annual opportunity for the Student Movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student community. The deadline for nominations is 5pm this Friday 16th of March.

http://usi.ie/awards/

 

Marchathon Team in Green Competition

The next competition for our teams taking part in the NUIG Marchathon Challenge is to send in your Team In Green photo for the St Patrick’s Day themed photo competition before 2pm Tues 20th March! Email photos to: info@smartertravelcampus.ie

 

Do you have a Lecturer at NUIG who inspires you and brings learning to life?

Nominate them for the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Nomination deadline this Friday 16th March Students, staff and Alumni can nominate! Nominate them here!

 

National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are proud to partner with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability) to organise the ‘National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities’. Attendance is free and this event is open to any member of USI who identifies as living with a disability. The event will take place 10am-5.30pm Thursday, 29th March in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.

Registration Link.

 

EXPLORE Innovation Awards – Deadline Tomorrow!

The deadline for the EXPLORE Innovation Awards powered by Blackstone LaunchPad is 5pm Friday 16th of March.  EXPLORE is looking for great ideas with real impact with three prizes for students of €2,000, €1,000 and €500.  Visit www.nuigalway.ie/explore for more details.

 

Introduction to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Evening

What if there was a tool we could use to build peaceful and sustainable societies for all? In a world with growing inequalities, the Sustainable Development Goals may provide the means to overcome these challenges and to transform our communities. But… what are they? What do they mean to us? How can we put these Goals into practice? All students are invited to come along to this informal workshop on these 17 Global Goals. This fun and interactive session will share the basics of the Sustainable Development Goals and explore their relevance in our daily lives. Workshop takes place 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 22nd March in the ground floor meeting room in the Library. Hot Dinner will be served at 7.30pm! To book your slot in the workshop please email alive@nuigalway.ie

 

CompSoc Camara Collection
CompSoc are running their monthly Camara Drop-off Point in 18 Distillery Road starting next Wednesday 21st March 2017 from 10am to 1pm. They are also looking for volunteers to help out for an hour between 10am and 1pm. All computers, laptops, monitors, servers and keyboard donations are welcome. They are then sent to Dublin to be wiped to military standards before being sent to schools in Africa. We are unable to accept printers, CRT monitors, switches or projectors.

 

Call to Action! We Want to Hear Your Attitudes and Beliefs Towards People with Obesity.

We are currently conducting a study to assess the effectiveness of various interventions to address obesity stigma.

Complete the study here.

If you require more information please contact the researcher Mary Doherty at m.doherty21@nuigalway.ie.

 

Climate Congress 2018

CCAFS Climate Congress will take place 9am-6pm on Thursday 22nd March in the ILAS Building NUI Galway with the theme “Climate Change in local Communities”

Link to register for the event can be found here

 

Are you a student or qualified midwife working in Ireland?

Share your knowledge, views, and beliefs about having healthy lifestyle discussions with overweight and obese pregnant women. The questionnaire will only take approximately 10 minutes to complete and you can be in a  draw for one of two €50 ‘One4All’ shopping vouchers!

Questionnaire Link. The deadline for responses is May, 1st 2018. For further information contact l.dupreez1@nuigalway.ie

 

At Blackstone Launchpad next week: 

1pm-2pm Thurs 22nd March in Blackstone Launchpad – InnovateHER Series: Free Feet Medical talk with Edel Browne.

Free Tickets Here.

 

Plastic Free Survey

This survey was compiled by a group of four 2nd year biomedical science students who are working towards making Galway plastic free, it should take less than 3 minutes to complete and you could be in with a chance of winning a reusable cup! #BEWAREOFTHEPLASTICS

 

Nominations are open for Ireland’s Top Ten Outstanding Young People

Do you know someone who has achieved something special, has made a significant impact on society or has even improved the lives of others through their actions? If you do, don’t keep it a secret, nominate them for the JCI Ireland TOYP Awards.

The closing date for nominations is Monday the 19th of March. Nominations are submitted online via: www.jciireland.ie/toyp/toyp-nominations/

 

Lidl FREE Bus Every Monday from Corrib Village

  • Leaves Corrib Village 6.30pm
  • Leaves Lidl 7.30pm

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • Monday 19th of March is a Bank Holiday so there are no lectures.
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE at 5pm on Fri 16th March and will reopen at 10am on Tues 20th March.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE at 3pm on Fri 16th of March and reopen at 11am on Tues 20th March.
  • The Students’ Union Shop Sat 17th March 10am-4pm, CLOSED Sun 18th & Mon 19th March.
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 17th, Sun 18th & Mon 19th March. Reopening 8.30am Tues 20th March.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge CLOSED Sat 17th, Sun 18th and Mon 19th March.
  • Smokey’s Café Sat 17th March 9am-5pm, Sun 18th March 11am-4pm, CLOSED Mon 19th March
  • The Wall Café Sat 17th March 9am-3pm, Sun 18th & Mon 19th March 11am-3pm
  • The James Hardiman Library will be CLOSED on Mon 19th March.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED on Mon 19th March.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Weds 21st of March.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

 

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

NUIG St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements 2018

News & Events

NUI Galway St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • Monday 19th of March is a Bank Holiday so there are no lectures.
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE at 5pm on Fri 16th March and will reopen at 10am on Tues 20th March.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE at 3pm on Fri 16th of March and reopen at 11am on Tues 20th March.
  • The Students’ Union Shop Sat 17th March 10am-4pm, CLOSED Sun 18th & Mon 19th March.
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 17th, Sun 18th & Mon 19th March. Reopening 8.30am Tues 20th March.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge CLOSED Sat 17th, Sun 18th and Mon 19th March.
  • Smokey’s Café Sat 17th March 9am-5pm, Sun 18th March 11am-4pm, CLOSED Mon 19th March
  • The Wall Café Sat 17th March 9am-3pm, Sun 18th & Mon 19th March 11am-3pm
  • The James Hardiman Library will be CLOSED on Mon 19th March.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED on Mon 19th March.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Weds 21st of March.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

News & Events

#NUIGSU18 Election Results 9th March 2018

President Election Result: Megan Reilly Deemed Elected

1st Round:

Mac Suibhne, Fiachra 596

Molony, John 618

Ravichandran, Aswin 214

Reilly, Megan 1,606

RON: 15

Total: 3,063

Spoils: 14

Total Valid Poll: 3,049

Quota: 1,525

Vice-President / Education Officer Election Result: Louis Courtney Deemed Elected

1st Round:

Courtney, Louis 1,560

Koennecker, Stephanie 244

O’Shaughnessy, Cian 1,133

Total: 3,031

Spoils: 34

Total Valid Poll: 2,997

Quota: 1,499

RON: 60

Vice President / Welfare and Equality Officer Election Result: Clare Austick Deemed Elected

1st Round:

Austick, Clare 1,328

Fallon, Aisling 512

Feeney, Georgia 901

O’Connell, Coleman 212

Total: 3,008

Spoils: 33

Total Valid Poll: 2,975

Quota: 1,488

RON: 22

O’Connell and RON Eliminated

 2nd Round:

Austick, Clare 1,383

Fallon, Aisling 557

Feeney, Georgia 966

Fallon Eliminated

3rd Round:

Austick, Clare 1,645

Feeney, Georgia 1,163

 

 

SU Weekly Email 25 – 8th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union .

 

VOTE TODAY!

Our polling stations are open today for you to elect your SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer and SU Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer for 2018/19. Your vote is your voice so please make sure to use it!

  • 10am-7pm An Bhialann
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-3.30pm Engineering Building
  • 1pm-4pm Friars Café
  • 10am-8pm Online Via Remote Vote

Don’t forget to bring your NUIG Student ID card to vote!

We will be counting the votes tomorrow Friday from 9am in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn or follow #NUIGSU18 on Twitter for live updates of the count.

 

Interested in running for election?

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions open at 10am on Thursday 21st of March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March.

More information here.

 

Free Stuff Today!

Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn today 11am-3pm where Fat Tony’s Barbers will have lots of freebies and prizes for you to win!

 

Class Rep Council Chair Election Result #NUIGSU18

Congratulations to Sabrina Vaughan who was elected as your SU Council Chair for 2018/19 and will take up this position on the 1st of July.

 

Register to Vote in the 8th Amendment Referendum This Tuesday

If you are not already registered to vote or have recently moved house call to Smokey’s Café 11am-2pm this Tuesday 13th of March with ID to get your forms stamped and signed by the Gardaí. You have until the 8th of May to get registered in time to vote on the 25th of May.

 

Read Sin Issue 10 Here!

This issue of Sin includes interviews with the #NUIGSU18 Election Candidates. To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

8 Week €40 Yoga Course Starts Tonight!

We still have a few spaces left in our 8 week intermediate Ashtanga Yoga course which starts tonight at 7.30pm. Sign up now in the SU or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card for just €40.

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

We now have NUIG student tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Edinburgh 7.35pm on Friday 23rd March on sale for €20 in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk.

 

Lidl FREE Bus Every Monday from Corrib Village

  • Leaves Corrib Village 6.30pm
  • Leaves Lidl 7.30pm

 

Neuro Soc Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week Events

  • 7pm Mon 12th March Guest speakers followed by screening of Trainspotting with a side order of free pizza in AM250
  • 7pm Tues 13th March “What To Do About the Elephant in the Room” A Talk with Guy Jones in G019 Human Biology Building. The talk is aimed at breaking the stigma around having an honest conversation about drugs and what can be done to help people stay safer. Food and refreshments will be provided.
  • 7pm Weds 14th March “Kindling Ideas” This panel discussion will bring together people from diverse professions to talk about the use drugs and the use of harm reduction strategies in G019 Human Biology Building. Guy Jones will be joined by a variety of people from both inside and outside the college. This is set to be a lively conversation and will be chaired by Emer Power. Food and refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact neuro@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

A Beautiful Mind: Connecting Arts & Mental Health

MMII Galway is back with exciting news! This year we aim to raise awareness on Positive Psychiatry and the use of Art as a form of therapy. In collaboration with PleaseTalk, we have a line-up of interactive activities to help with stress management and coping skills involving art as a form of therapy. Come join us in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG 10am-2pm on Wednesday the 14th of March. FREE FOOD will be provided. This is a FREE event open to all NUIG students and members of the public.

Email mmiigalway@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page (Malaysian Medics International Ireland – MMII) for more information.

 

Student Connect Mentor Recruitment

Want to contribute to the 1st year experience in NUI Galway? The Student Connect Mentoring Programme provides a friendly introduction to NUI Galway for first year students. You would be helping First Years settle into university life.  If you are interested in the Student Connect Programme please complete the form at:  http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg5a702

Closing date 12noon Weds 14th March.

 

Operation Resuscitation

Learn how to save a life 3pm-6pm Wednesday 14th March. This is a one hour workshop on basic life-saving skills including community CPR. Donations welcome in aid of the Irish Community Rapid Response. Please register via the Facebook Event.

 

Are you near to completing your thesis but have run out of funding?

Good news! The university is offering a limited number of PhD Write-up Bursaries. More Information Here. The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 27 April 2018.

 

The Galway Doctoral Research Scholarship Scheme 2018-19 is now open for applications.

The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies is pleased to announce postgraduate scholarships to support full-time PhD research within the Structured PhD programmes of the College. The closing date is Monday 16th April 2018 at 5pm.

Scholarships may be awarded across the following disciplines: Education, Geography, Archaeology, Creative Writing, Drama, English, Film and Digital Media, History, Irish Studies, Journalism, Old and Middle Irish, Philosophy, Celtic Civilisation, Children’s Studies, Classics, French, Gaeilge, German, Italian, Spanish, Political Science and Sociology, Global Women’s Studies, Psychology.

 

Win Prizes for Walking in the NUIG Marchathon Challenge

  • Step To Your Favourite Song – Record how many steps you walked while listening to your favourite songs and tell us on social media (e.g.” Stairway to Heaven – I walked 1,200 steps!”). Lots of goodie packs up for grabs! Enter here and you can find a Spotify “Marchathon Step To Your Favourite Song” playlist here
  • ‘In My Shoes Story’ Competition – Tell us what walking means to you, what do you like about it? The freedom, health benefits, less stressful commuting?! Tell us via a story/ poem/ limerick/ video/ photos for a chance to win a €25 One4All gift voucher and more goodie bags! Email us your stories: info@smartertravelcampus.ie or send them to us via direct message in Facebook.

 Get your entries in by 2pm Friday 9th March

 

Focus Group Participants Required

The NUIG Postgraduate Recruitment Officer is looking for volunteers for a Focus Group to review the NUIG postgraduate prospectuses. If you’d like to participate in a short, informal review session held on campus soon please email: postgrad@nuigalway.ie

 

At Blackstone Launchpad next week

1pm-2pm Tues 13th March ‘The Creation of a Lean Software Startup –  A Case Study’. More information and tickets 

 

Governance Research

I would be very grateful if you could participate in my research project that is focusing on how people make sense of ‘governance dashboards’. These dashboards are attempts by local authorities to measure and present data about a city or region, and very much focus on making data available to different types of users. However, I believe that they pose a number of challenges of which sense-making is but one. The survey can be found at https://kwiksurveys.com/s/jfD30NNn and the deadline for responses is March 24th 2018. For further information please contact heike.vornhagen@insight-centre.org

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

  • 11am-1pm Fri 9th March Exam Preparation Boot Camp in G010 Library Lobby
  • 7pm-9pm Tues 13th March Exam Preparation Boot Camp in G010 Library Lobby

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of 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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

 

#NUIGSU18 SU Council Chair Election Results + USI Elections

News & Events

Students’ Union Council Chairperson Election Monday 5th March 2018

Returning Officer: Andrew Forde

Candidates:

COOKE, Kenneth

DEVLIN LARSEN, Megan Jane

GARRISON, Annelise

VAUGHAN, Sabrina

Total Votes Cast: 68

Total Spoiled Votes: 0

Total Valid Votes: 68

Quota: 35

Count 1

COOKE, Kenneth 7

DEVLIN LARSEN, Megan Jane 20

GARRISON, Annelise 10

VAUGHAN, Sabrina 31

COOKE, Kenneth eliminated and second preferences distributed.

Count 2

DEVLIN LARSEN, Megan Jane 21

GARRISON, Annelise 12

VAUGHAN, Sabrina 35

VAUGHAN, Sabrina DEEMED ELECTED.

USI ELECTIONS 2018

TOTAL VOTES CAST: 64

TOTAL SPOLIED VOTES:0

TOTAL VALID VOTES: 64

PRESIDENT

CAHILL, Síona 59

RON 5

VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

HASSAN, Oisín 61

RON 3

VP FOR CAMPAIGNS

BYRNES, Michelle 62

RON 2

VP FOR THE IRISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

DEASY, Aoife 64

RON 0

VP FOR WELFARE

ELDER, Jessica 16

MCLEAN, Damien 34

MURTAGH, Niamh 10

SHERLOCK, Rachel 2

RON 0

VP FOR EQUALITY AND CITIZENSHIP

CUSACK, Aisling 41

HEVERIN, Anna 22

RON 1

VP FOR THE BORDER MIDLANDS AND WESTERN REGION

CLOHESSY, Barry 35

O’DONNELL, Robert 28

RON 1