April 2018

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We Are Hiring a Sin Editor

News & Events

SIN EDITOR

Sin Newspaper is the official Student Newspaper of NUI Galway. A fortnightly publication published by the Students’ Union, the paper includes a mix of campus news, features, sport and reviews.

Sin.ie is the online information resource of NUI Galway Students’ Union. The website will include up to date news and features and will be a comprehensive information and resource centre for NUI Galway students with regards to college and local news in particular.

The Sin Editor will be a self starter who works well with others and has particular strengths in working with, and motivating a team of volunteers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, direct and motivate a team of voluntary sub editors and writers.
  • Overall responsibility for sourcing newspaper and website content
  • Maintain a high standard of writing in both Sin Newspaper and Sin Website
  • Edit 12 issues of Sin Newspaper in conjunction with the Students’ Union
  • Update Sin.ie website and social media platforms regularly with news, features etc
  • Work with the Graphic Designer to ensure consistent design and layout
  • Develop links with other student publications to facilitate sharing of information and resources
  • Oversee distribution of Sin Newspaper across campus
  • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time

Remuneration

€500 stipend per issue.

Applications

Please include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A sample proposal outlining a plan of action of how you would manage Sin Newspaper over the next academic year. This should include your plans for writer recruitment and retention, format of Sin, general promotion of Sin, and any other information you consider relevant

Applications by email only to: recruitment@su.nuigalway.ie

Closing date:            5:00pm Monday 11th June 2018

Interviews:              Friday 29th June 2018

SU Weekly Email 30 – 19th April 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUIG Marchathon Prize Giving Today

Join us for tea, coffee, pastries and prizes at 10.30am TODAY Thursday 19th April in the Corrib Room at Sult to celebrate the achievements of the NUIG Marchathon Teams.

 

LÁ DEARG NA MAC LÉINN

Dé Sathairn, 21ú Aibreán/Saturday, 21st April

Cruinniú: 2pm Ollscoil na Gaillimhe / Assembling : 2pm NUI Galway

Imeacht : 2.30pm i dtreo lár na cathrach / Leaving : 2.30pm for City Centre

 

Study Week De-Stress Events

  • 11am Mon 23rd April Ice Cream van giving out FREE ice-cream while stocks last outside Engineering Building
  • 12pm-2pm Tues 24th April Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-3pm Weds 25th April Hula Hoops Inflatable Basketball Game with FREE Hula Hoops outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-1pm Weds 25th April Just Be You – FREE Confidence Building Workshop in IT202
  • 9am-10am ALL WEEK FREE Porridge at Sult while stocks last!

 

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Your new officers who will take up their positions on the 1st of July are:

President: Megan Reilly

VP/Education Officer: Louis Courtney

VP/Welfare Officer: Clare Austick

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Adhna Nic Dhonnchadha

Gender and LGBT+ right officer: Alex Coughlan

Disability Rights officer: Muireann O’ Sullivan

International Student officer: Daniel McFadden

Mature Students officer: Chuka Paul Oguekwe

Postgrad research officer: Jibran Abbasi

Postgrad Taught Officer: Cameron Keighron

SU Council Chairperson: Sabrina Vaughan

Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic studies: Rían McKeagney

Convenor for the college of Business, Pubic Policy and Law: Clodagh McGivern,

Convenor for the college of science: Scott Green

Convenor for the College of Engineering and Informatics: Roshan George

Convenor for the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: Liezel Ravenscroft

Societies Chairperson: Brandon Walsh

Clubs captain: Ryan Guilfoyle

 

Just Be You

“Just Be You” is a FREE a confidence building workshop with Kitty Satine 11am-1pm Wednesday 25th of April in IT 202 NUI Galway. Bring along a cushion, blanket and water. This workshop will be all about empowerment, spreading positivity and boosting your self-confidence so you can Just Be You.

 

Referendum Result

The Referendum on the Creation of the Position of Ethnic Minorities Officer Passed with 80% students who voted in favour of creating this new SU Officer position. There will be an election to fill the Position at the start of the 2018/19 Academic Year. If you are interested in running for this position please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Locker Keys

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Friday 18th of May. 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 (please leave the pad lock on the locker) must be dropped up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Any lockers with deposits (Áras Moyola and IT Building) will only be refunded from the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Collect Your Books

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm Thursday 31st of 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.

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 9am-9pm from Saturday 21st of April until Thursday 17th of May in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Kirwan Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • Darcy Thompson Theatre

 

Connacht vs Leinster Rugby Tickets

We have Connacht vs Leinster student tickets on sale for €20 in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Kick off 15.05 Saturday 28th of April and it’s the last match of the season.

 

Extended Library Opening Hours Start This Weekend

Thanks to the library staff who have agreed to facilitate extended weekend opening hours again on following weekends:

  • 21st/22nd April
  • 28th/29th April
  • 5th/6th May

The library will be open Saturdays 8.30am-9pm & Sundays 10am-9pm on these weekends.

 

Study Break Policy Back in Library

Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them to one side and use the space. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the library to record the time you leave and come back within the hour!

 

Sin Issue 12

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now out and available to read online here. Well done to Sorcha, Shannon and all the Sin team on a great year of the paper.

 

FREE FOOD!

As part of the NUI Galway Buildings & Estates Office upcoming Quality Review they are looking for a cross section of students to take part in a focus group 10.30am-11.30am Weds 25th of April in THBG010 on the ground floor of the Library. Tea, coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. To take part please email esme.norton@nuigalway.ie

 

MA Drama and Theatre studies Applied Theatre Performance 11am-2pm TOMORROW

Six performances which promise to be immersive, entertaining and push the limits of what theatre is thought to be. These are social, political and enjoyable pieces based right here on NUIG campus 11am-2pm Friday 20th April.

 

Calling all students!

Do you want to participate in a research study concerning college students’ attitudes towards their peers with disabilities?

This research aims to gain a better understanding of attitudes, thoughts and feelings towards other students with disabilities.

Questionnaire Link.

 

Sustainability Leadership Awards Applications Open

The Community and University Sustainability Project Team (CUSP) is seeking to offer Sustainability Leadership Awards to up to 4 NUI Galway Students to advance the roll-out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020.   The Awards are being offered in 4 project  theme areas namely Energy; Water; Nature & Ecosystems; and Communications & Engagement. The awards are open to all NUI Galway Students and successful applicants will be awarded an 8 – 12 week scholarship (June-August 2018) funded by the NUI Galway Student Union through the Student Project Fund.

The central aim of the awards is to develop student leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about developing a more sustainable campus and community.  It is envisaged that the positions will deliver a positive experience for the successful candidates by providing an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in sustainability knowledge and application, research, networking, teamwork and communication.

www.nuigalway.ie/sustainability Student Leadership Awards 2018 for more information and details on the application process. Deadline Monday 30th April.

 

Documentary + exhibition: ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’

The premiere screening of a short documentary called ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’ will be shown in public for the first time at 9:30am on Wednesday the 25th of April in the Alice Perry Engineering building, NUI Galway. The creation of this documentary was inspired from the hugely popular exhibition that celebrates the acquisition of the personal archive of O’Shaughnessy, which was on display in the Hardiman library at NUI Galway since October 2017, and is moving this month to its permanent display in the Alice Perry Engineering building at NUI Galway.

Register for FREE tickets here.

 

Opinions on Student-local relations in Galway City
We are looking for students to participate in a short 20 minute (max) focus group to discuss the student-local relationships within Galway city. The focus group will take place next week and we would appreciate your participation, snacks will be provided! Please email hc66@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information.

 

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 Part Time Officer Election and Referendum Results

News & Events

#NUIGSU18 Part Time Officer Election and Referendum Results 13th April 2018

Oifigeach na Gaeilge Election Result: Adhna Nic Dhonnchadha Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,144

Spoils 95

Total Valid Poll 1,049

Quota 526

Níc Amaill, Gráinne 227

Nic Dhonnchadha, Adhna 783

RON 36

 

Societies’ Chairperson Election Result: Brandon Walsh Deemed Elected

Total Poll 41

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 41

Quota 21

Kelly, Chris 11

Ruane, Sinéad 6

Walsh, Brandon 23

RON 1

 

Clubs’ Captain Election Result: Ryan Guilfoyle Deemed Elected

Total Poll 4

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 4

Quota 3

Guilfoyle, Ryan 4

RON 0

 

Postgraduate Taught Officer Result: Cameron Keighron Deemed Elected

Total Poll 100

Spoils 17

Total Valid Poll 83

Quota 42

Grimes, Lorraine 19

Keighron, Cameron 60

RON 4

 

Postgraduate Research Officer Result: Jibran Abbasi Deemed Elected

Total Poll 99

Spoils 10

Total Valid Poll 89

Quota 46

First Count

Abbasi, Jibran 43

Monahan, David 37

RON 9

Second Count

Abbasi, Jibran 43

Monahan, David 41

Non Transferable 5

 

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies Result: Rían McKeagney Deemed Elected

Total Poll 365

Spoils 18

Total Valid Poll 347

Quota 176

Breslin, Joshua 53

Jordan, Ethan 20

McKeagney, Rían 198

O’Neill, Callum 65

RON 11

 

Convenor of the College of Science Result: Scott Green Deemed Elected

Total Poll 287

Spoils 6

Total Valid Poll 281

Quota 141

Green, Scott 175

Hurley, Patrick 104

RON 2

 

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Result: Liezel Ravenscroft Deemed Elected

Total Poll 207

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 205

Quota 104

Ravenscroft, Liezel 121

Rufai, Gertrude 84

RON 0

 

Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics Result: Roshan George Deemed Elected

Total Poll 151

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 149

Quota 76

George, Roshan 76

Murphy, Nicola 58

Walker, Eoin 13

RON 2

 

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law Result: Clodagh McGivern Deemed Elected

Total Poll 144

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 142

Quota 71

First Count

McGivern, Clodagh 68

Murphy, Ciara 58

RON 14

Non Transferable 4

Second Count

McGivern, Clodagh 70

Murphy, Ciara 59

Non Transferable 15

 

Mature Students’ Officer Result: Chuka Paul Oguekwe Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,132

Spoils 95

Total Valid Poll 1,037

Quota 519

Oguekwe, Chuka Paul 609

Ó Rúairc, Brían 391

RON 37

 

International Students Officer Result: Daniel McFadden Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,135

Spoils 87

Total Valid Poll 1,048

Quota 525

Hillerkuß, Ulrike 476

McFadden, Daniel 544

RON 28

 

Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer Result: Alex Coughlan Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,157

Spoils 79

Total Valid Poll 1,078

Quota 540

Coughlan, Alex 775

Dowd, Sorcha 248

RON 55

 

Disability Rights Officer Result: Muireann O’Sullivan Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,154

Spoils 63

Total Valid Poll 1.091

Quota 546

First Count

Brogan, Megan 326

Connolly, Saoirse 310

O’Sullivan, Muireann 430

RON 25

Second Count

Brogan, Megan 327

Connolly, Saoirse 311

O’Sullivan, Muireann 432

Non Transferable 21

Third Count

Brogan, Megan 427

O’Sullivan, Muireann 535

Non Transferable 129

 

Referendum on the Creation of the Position of Ethnic Minorities Officer

Result: Referendum PASSED

Total Poll 1,161

Spoils 53

Total Valid Poll 1,108

YES 882 (80%)

NO 226 (20%)

The new officers will take up their positions on the 1st of July 2018.

There will be an election to fill the new Ethnic Minorities Officer Position at the start of the 2018/19 Academic Year. 

 

SU Weekly Email 29 – 12th April 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Vote Today #NUIGSU18

Today is your chance to vote and elect your SU Part Time Officers for 2018/19 and also to have your say in the referendum to introduce the new position of Ethnic Minorities Officer.

Don’t forget to bring your NUIG ID and vote:

  • 10am-6pm An Bialann
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-3.30pm Engineering Building
  • 1pm-4pm Friars Café
  • 10am-8pm Online via Remote Vote on the SU Website

*Please note that polling for Clubs’ Captain and Societies Chairperson positions will ONLY take place in An Bialann 10am-6pm and only Clubs’ Captains/Society Auditors (or their proxy) may vote in this election.

The Vote count will take place in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn from 9am tomorrow Friday or follow #NUIGSU18 on Twitter for updates.

 

Sin Issue 12

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now out and available to read online here. Well done to Sorcha, Shannon and all the Sin team on a great year of the paper.

 

FREE Lucozade TODAY!

Come meet the Lucozade Zero team in Áras na Mac Léinn TODAY 11am-3pm and be in for a chance to win a €50 One4all voucher!

 

Become a 2018/19 Soc & Pol CÉIM Leader – DEADLINE TODAY

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.

 

Fundraising Coffee Morning 10am Today

Join us 10am-12pm TODAY at Sult NUI Galway for a Fundraising Coffee Morning for Together for Yes Galway

 

NUIG Marchathon Prize Giving

Join us for tea, coffee, pastries and prizes at 10.30am on Thursday 19th April in the Corrib Room at Sult to celebrate the achievements of the NUIG Marchathon Teams.

 

Together 4 Yes Events at NUI Galway

For more information contact su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Extended Library Opening Hours

Thanks to the library staff who have agreed to facilitate extended weekend opening hours again on following weekends:

  • 21st/22nd April
  • 28th/29th April
  • 5th/6th May

The library will be open Saturdays 8.30am-9pm & Sundays 10am-9pm on these weekends.

 

Bus Éireann Monthly/Weekly Tickets No Longer Available

Please note that Bus Éireann are no longer issuing paper weekly and monthly tickets for Galway City services. You can now add your student weekly/monthly tickets to your Student Leap Card online or in Payzone shops. You can get your €10 Student Leap Card from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Referendum TODAY Thursday 12 April #NUIGSU18

Today you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the creation of the position 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.

 

Lost/stolen bike?

There were a number of bicycles recovered by NUI Galway Security staff over the Easter Holidays and they’d like to get them back to the their owners. Contact the Security Office at 14 Distillery Road and proof of ownership will be needed.

 

FREE STI Clinic Closes Wednesday 18th April

The free STI Clinic is finishing up for this semester on Wednesday 18th of April. To make an appointment please call to the Student Health Unit or phone them on 091 492 604. The clinic takes place Tuesday 5pm-7pm and Wednesday 5pm-7pm during term time.

 

Voter Registration Drive

11am-1pm this Monday 16th April call to Smokey’s and get registered to vote! Bring your passport/driving licence.

 

LÁ DEARG NA MAC LÉINN

Dé Sathairn, 21ú Aibreán/Saturday, 21st April

Cruinniú: 2pm Ollscoil na Gaillimhe / Assembling : 2pm NUI Galway

Imeacht : 2.30pm i dtreo lár na cathrach / Leaving : 2.30pm for City Centre

 

Study Break Policy Back in Library

Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them to one side and use the space. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the library to record the time you leave and come back within the hour!

 

Charity Variety Night this Monday

A night of comedy, music, and circus & drag acts in Sult Bar NUI Galway in aid of the Truth For Danielle Mc Laughlin Fund. Tickets are €5 on the door of the Corrib Room at 6:30pm, Monday April 16th – there’ll also be a raffle!

Featuring:

  • Music from Scram, Two’s & Jordan O’Connor
  • Comedy from John Spillane & Breda Larkin (Show Me The Funny 2018 winner)
  • Drag performances from Tarte Law and Lavenda’ D
  • Circus tricks courtesy of NUIG Circus Society
  • Hosted by Niall Horisk (NUIG Comedy Soc/Vodafone Comedy Carnival)

 

REMINDER – Have you responded to the Survey on IT Services yet? – Deadline approaching soon!

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

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.

 

Darkness Into Light Registration Open

On Saturday, May 12th, 200,000 people will come together at over 170 venues across the world to stand together in solidarity as the dawn breaks. Will you join the movement to end suicide, self-harm and stigma?

 

At Blackstone Launchpad Next Week

  • 12pm-2pm Wednesday 18th of April Exam Stress Relief – Mindfulness and Meditation. FREE Event Register here.
  • 12.30pm-2.30pm Thursday 19th of April EXPLORE Innovation Awards Grand Final.

More information on this on our Facebook: @launchpadnuig

 

How affordable and clean is our energy? 

Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60% of total global greenhouse emissions. So what are we going to do about it? Join us in Galway 7pm-9pm on Tuesday the 24th of April at a free event to discuss SDG7: Affordable& Clean Energy.

 

Cycle Against Suicide 2018

Cycle Against Suicide is an awareness charity striving to break down the barriers around mental illness Sat 28th April – Mon 7th May. We want students around Ireland to join us on our cycle and together we can break the cycle of suicide. For more information on the cycle please go to http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/

 

Have you volunteered this year?

Share your volunteering story and you could win 2 tickets to Gavin James at Galway International Arts Festival this summer.

Deadline Monday 30th April.

 

Contact Us

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