October 2018

Month Archives

SU Weekly Email 8 – 18th October 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Global Week Events

Mon 22nd Oct

  • 6.30pm-8.30pm Screening of “Through our Eyes” with Fáilte Refugees Society in Kirwan Theatre
  • 7.30pm-9.30pm “A Stevening” in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Two of Galway’s favourite bearded wonders: Steve Bennett + Steven Sharpe, doing a funny, musical, weird-ass show like only they can!

Tues 23rd Oct

  • 6pm-8pm Poetry Slam/Flash Fiction with Writers Soc in the Dillon Theatre
  • 7pm-8pm Global Women’s Empowerment Talk with Marie-Anne Michel from Trócaire and FemSoc in AC201

Weds 24th Oct

  • 10.15am-1.30pm SU Anti-Racism Course with Galway One World Centre in The View. Limited Spaces. €5 Register in the SU in advance.
  • 12pm-4pm Cultural Trade Fair in The Cube
  • 6pm-7pm Panel Discussion on Direct Provision in Ireland in AC204

Thurs 25th Oct

  • 7pm-9pm Screening of “Free CeCe” with GigSoc in the Áras Uí Chathail Lecture Theatre

ALL WEEK: STAND 8×8 Festival Outdoor Photo Exhibition outside the Library.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Want to know more about your rights as an employee?

Call to SIPTU’s Workers Rights stand 10am-3pm Tuesday 23rd October at Smokey’s Café. As a member of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) you can avail of free legal advice from SIPTU.

 

Anti-Racism Course Weds 24th October

This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”. Register in the SU Office now for just €5. Spaces are limited.

 

Win a Month’s Free Rent!

Sult are having a Halloween Fancy Dress Competition at 8pm on Thursday 25th of October and you could win a month’s free rent! More details from their page here.

 

Road Safety Day 10am-4pm Weds 31st October

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator

  • Practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle)
  • Take part in the roll-over simulation which demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision.
  • Practice the driver theory test.
  • Practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator
  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer.
  • Free High Vis Items

 

Connacht Rugby vs Dragons Tickets

Use the Code “NUIG-Dra-1819” to get discounted tickets online for the Connacht Rugby vs Dragons match 5.15pm Saturday 3rd of November. Limited to first 50 NUIG Students.

Please note we won’t be getting discount codes for Leinster, Munster or Ulster matches.

 

Mental Health Mondays

1pm-3pm Each Monday at Smokey’s Café we will have freebies and advice on Mental Health Issues. You can also check online here for help and support.

 

Have You Been Elected as a Class Rep?

Don’t forget to fill out your registration form and return it to su.education@nuigalway.ie or just call in to the SU Office to register.

 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers urgently needed for NUIG 8×8 Festival events next week on campus as part of Global Week. If you’re interested please contact nuig@stand.ie

 

If a friend told you they’d been sexually assaulted would you know what to do?

Our Disclosure Training course with Galway Rape Crisis Centre gives you the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence. Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

 

FREE Mindfulness Classes

  • 8:10am-8:50pm Tuesdays in AC201 on the Concourse: Mindfulness for Beginners Class
  • 1:10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays in AC202 on the Concourse: Mindfulness Shared Practice

All are welcome see: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway for more information.

 

Need Study Space?

There are 5 Group Study Rooms available and 1 Mini-Studio (video recording) to book during Library opening hours Book Here.

 

Free Workshops Next Week

5.30pm-7pm Tues 23rd Oct ‘Troubled by Procrastination?’ workshop in Library Lobby Room G011.

  • Develop tools and skills to resist the influence of procrastination
  • A playful way to deal with a difficult problem

7pm-8.30pm Weds 24th Oct Assignment Preparation workshop in Library Lobby Room G011.

  • Top most important assignment tips
  • Take the fear out of getting started and completing tasks

 

Dates For Your Diary

  • Weds 31st Oct Deadline for Semester 1 Fees
  • Thurs 15th Nov Semester 1 Exam Timetable Released
  • Sat 1st Dec Teaching Ends
  • Mon 3rd – Sat 8th Dec Study Week
  • Mon 10th – Fri 21st Dec Exams

 

Life Skills Course Update

  • First Aid Responder 3 Day Course – 2 spaces left
  • Disclosure Training – 8 spaces left
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 10 spaces left
  • Anti-Racism Training Course – 12 spaces left
  • Child Protection Training Course – 15 spaces left

 

Does Your Research Make An Impact?

Would You Like to Win €2,500 by Proving it Does? The HEA/Irish Independent ‘Making an Impact’ competition for 2018 is now open for entries. Closing Date is 10am on Wednesday 7 November.

 

Free Irish Times Subscription

Don’t forget to get your FREE Irish Times online subscription – it’s available to all full time third level students!

 

Win £1,000

Contract cheating, sometimes known as ghost-writing, is the practice of engaging someone else to complete your assignment for you. As part of the Students Against Contract Cheating Campaign Turnitin are running a competition with a £1,000 prize that’s open to students in Ireland and the UK. Tell your story, make a statement, and explore new and creative ways to make other students aware of contract cheating, why it’s not acceptable, and highlight the risks involved. You can do this in any creative format you choose. Deadline Friday 2nd November.

 

Applications are Open for Google Scholarships:

  1. Women Techmakers Scholars Program
  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field and we strongly encourage people who identify as female to apply
  • Recipients will be invited to attend an all-expense paid retreat at a Google office in 2019 and will also gain access to a global community of scholars
  • Deadline to apply: 6th December 2018
  1. Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD students with a disability studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Deadline to apply: 6th December 2018

 

Volunteers Needed!

The SU 2018/19 Nominated Charities are Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cope Galway. If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence.

Cope Galway’s vision is for an improved quality of life in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic abuse, and older people.

 

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.

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

NUIG SU Road Safety Day

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day / Lá Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn um Shábháilteacht ar Bhóithre

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator

10am-4pm Wednesday 31st October Áras na Mac Léinn

  • Practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle)
  • Take part in the roll-over simulation which demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision.
  • Practice the driver theory test.
  • Practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator
  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer.
  • Free High Vis Items

NUI Galway Students’ Union Global Week

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Global Week

Seachtain Dhomhanda Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh

Monday 22nd October / Dé Luain, an 22 Deireadh Fómhair

6.30pm-8.30pm Screening of “Through our Eyes” with Fáilte Refugees Society in Kirwan Theatre

7.30pm-9.30pm “A Stevening” in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Two of Galway’s favourite bearded wonders: Steve Bennett + Steven Sharpe, doing a funny, musical, weird-ass show like only they can!

Tuesday 23rd October / Dé Máirt, an 23 Deireadh Fómhair

6pm-8pm Poetry Slam/Flash Fiction with Writers Soc in the Dillon Theatre

7pm-8pm Global Women’s Empowerment Talk with Marie-Anne Michel from Trócaire and FemSoc in AC201

Wednesday 24th October / Dé Céadaoin, an 24 Deireadh Fómhair

10.15am-1.30pm SU Anti-Racism Course with Galway One World Centre in The View. Limited Spaces. €5 Register in the SU in advance.

12pm-4pm Cultural Trade Fair in The Cube

6pm-7pm Panel Discussion on Direct Provision in Ireland in AC204

Thursday 25th October / Déardaoin, an 25 Deireadh Fómhair

7pm-9pm Screening of “Free CeCe” with GigSoc in the Áras Uí Cathail Lecture Theatre

ALL WEEK: STAND 8×8 Festival Outdoor Photo Exhibition outside the Library.

More information from/Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launch Year of Fundraising

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway this year. Every year the Students’ Union selects two charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. This year’s fundraising events will include a pet farm visit with star of the show Kuzco the Llama in December!

Students’ Union President Megan Reilly said: “We are delighted to be supporting two very worthy charities this year. Students in NUI Galway have a very proud tradition of fundraising for charity. We hope to improve on last year’s total of €20,500 raised during the year”

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence.

Cathy Connolly Executive Director of Galway Rape Crisis Centre said: “We are delighted that NUI Galway Students’ Union have chosen GRCC as one of their nominated charities for 2018/19. Many NUIG students have been part of our volunteer fundraising team in the past and we are ever grateful for the University’s continued support. This Funding will be used to offer counselling to our crisis clients, and reduce our waiting list.”

COPE Galway’s vision is for an improved quality of life in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic abuse, and older people.

Sharon Fitzpatrick, Head of Development at COPE Galway commented: “COPE Galway is delighted to have been chosen as one of NUIG Student’s Union charities of the year.  Funds raised will be used to extend our Rough Sleeper Street Outreach Service, which identifies and engages with people sleeping rough in Galway city, with the aim of supporting people to get off the street and to access suitable accommodation or other routes out of rough sleeping.  Fundraising and donations are critical in enabling us to provide this service and we are hugely appreciative of NUIG Students’ Union for their support.”

Photos: Kuzco the llama and volunteers at last year’s charity Pet Farm Event

 ENDS

For more information, contact:

Megan Reilly

President

NUI Galway Students’ Union

Ph. 086 385 5502

SU Weekly Email 7 – 11th October 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week Events TODAY Thurs 11th Oct

  • 10am-11am Homesickness and How To Combat It Talk in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 11am-1pm Gig Soc Coming Out Day Coffee Morning in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 7pm Writer’s Soc Night inspired by how to handle a panic attack in AC215
  • 8pm NUIG Comedy Soc Gig in the Bank of Ireland Theatre. FREE event includes Free Pizza & Refreshments
  • More information from welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Storm Callum Update

There is an orange weather warning in place for 13 counties, including Galway, Donegal and Clare, from 22:00 Tonight Thurs 11th Oct to 12:00 Fri 12th Oct. As such, all University services are running as normal and we expect them to continue to do so. Any updates will be posted HERE.

 

Volunteers Needed!

The SU 2018/19 Nominated Charities are Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cope Galway. If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence.

Cope Galway’s vision is for an improved quality of life in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic abuse, and older people.

 

Life Skills Course Update

  • First Aid Responder 3 Day Course – 2 spaces left
  • Disclosure Training – 8 spaces left
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 10 spaces left
  • Anti-Racism Training Course – 12 spaces left
  • Child Protection Training Course – 15 spaces left

 

Sin Issue 3

Read issue 3 of Sin online HERE!

 

NUI Galway’s Threesis Competition Is Back

Learn how to communicate your research clearly and concisely, using just three slides in under 3 minutes. There is training along the way and a competition with €1,500 in prizes for the winners! Threesis is open to NUI Galway postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers. Register by 19th October to avail of training (on 23rd and 24th October).

 

Stay Safe!

As the days are getting shorter here’s some tips for staying safe on and off campus:

  1. Save the number for the NUIG Security Office in your phone it’s 091 493 333. If you ever feel unsafe on campus give them a shout – they are here to help.
  2. Panic Alarms are on sale in the SU Shop for €3.50 – get one and carry it. The Shop also sells bike lights for €2.
  3. Avoid walking home alone but if this is unavoidable let a friend or housemate know what time you expect to be home and the route you are taking.
  4. Avoid isolated and darkened areas – take the busy routes.
  5. Walk facing traffic and get a free high-vis vest from the SU Office while stocks last.
  6. Trust your instincts.

 

Taking part in the NUI Galway Commuter Challenge?

Don’t forget to enter the week 2 competitions by 12pm midday TOMORROW Friday 12th October

  1. Share your ‘Overheard on public transport’ stories – post on Smarter Travel Campus or email info@smartertravelworkplaces.ie  Leap card credit to be won
  2. Submit your Team Photo. This week’s theme is “We can do this!” Win €10 shopping vouchers & goodie packs for your team. Enter Here.

 

FREE Workshop: Goal Setting and Motivation

7pm Tuesday 16th October, Library Lobby 1st floor, Bridge room (1001)

  • Connect with your values
  • Develop Life-time goals
  • Stay motivated

 

Volunteer for Akumakon 2019

Akumakon is an Anime and Manga convention taking place from the 18th – 20th of January in NUI Galway; it is run for charity and raises money through many events. We wouldn’t be able to run the event without volunteers, we invite anyone and everyone to volunteer for the coming convention! Volunteers get free access to the convention and will have free time to check out the convention as a whole. To apply, fill in this form.

 

NUIG Final Year Business Information System students need your help!

Please complete a quick online survey based on the payment method you currently use at the gym No personal data is used – all results are confidential  

 

Do You Have What It Takes to be a European Correspondent?

Free Workshop for the European Commission Student Media Awards (SMEDIAS) 10.30am-2.30pm Wednesday 31st October 2018 in Europe House, Dublin 2. Application Deadline: Friday 26th October. Apply online HERE.

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include

  • Analog Devices Workshop– Using LinkedIn and other Social Media in Job Searches.
  • Job Market for Management, Marketing, HR, Retail and opportunities using Languages
  • Careers with Arts and Languages Fair
  • Aldi Workshop – Job Hunting/Interview Skills
  • GLG Workshop – Branding yourself/Building your Brand
  • Teaching Applications and Courses
  • Employability Workshop

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

 

NUIG PhD Thesis Boot Camp – Applications Now Open

  • Are you a PhD student struggling with the writing-up battle?
  • Do you put off writing tasks until ‘tomorrow’?
  • Are you finding it tough ‘going it alone’?

We have just what you need – Thesis Boot Camp! Dedicated solely to getting words down on paper (or a computer screen), this program is designed to help doctoral students get over that final hurdle, or to kick-start their writing progress if it has stalled. The ultimate aim of Thesis Boot Camp is to write 20,000 words of first draft material. The Boot Camp runs from 4pm Friday 16th November to 8.30pm Sunday 18th November. Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 15 October 2018. Sign Up Here.

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets

Use the discount code “NUIG-Bor-1819” to get reduced rate tickets online for Connacht Rugby vs Bordeaux Begles EU Challenge Cup match 3pm Saturday 13th of October.

Please note we won’t be getting discount codes for Leinster, Munster or Ulster matches.

 

October Class Reps Meetings

Mon 15th Oct 6pm-8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council
Tues 23rd Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Thurs 18th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 23rd Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Thurs 25th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 30th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 31st Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Creating Inclusion Event

The launch of Social Inclusion Week in Galway is happening 11am-1pm this Monday 15th October in Tribeton on Merchants Road. This showcase event is open to all and will feature a range of creative projects that demonstrate best practice in disability inclusion.

 

Vodafone Comedy Carnival Cheap Tickets

The Socs Box are selling cheap tickets for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival 23rd-29th October – just bring your NUIG ID. If you want to see some of the acts for FREE the festival is looking for volunteers so email volunteers@vodafonecomedycarnival.com to get involved.

 

100minds

100minds is Ireland’s most unique and exciting student fundraiser that brings together third-level students with young professional mentors to achieve something really special for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.  Each of the 100 students is challenged to exercise their entrepreneurial muscles and come up with a unique fundraising project, activity or event and raise €1,000 – or more! The 100minds programme aims to create a positive impact in Temple Street while giving students the opportunity to develop vital career skills through real, practical work experience and project management. Apply today at www.100minds.org applications close on the 19th of October. Email info@100minds.org for more info.

 

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.

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

Mental Health Week 2018

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week Events 2018

Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte Comhaltas na Mac Léinn OÉ Gaillimh 2018

Monday 8th October / Dé Luain, an 8 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday at Smokey’s/Online – Who Do You Talk To?
  • 12pm-2pm Add a Buddy to Your Tea with Best Buddies Society in the View, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm-6.15pm Using Collage Making as a Tool to Improve your Mental Health in the Art Room in Áras na Mac Léinn. Limited spaces – to register email casey@nuigalway.ie
  • 5pm-6pm Dance Soc Zumba to Destress in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 7pm-8.30pm What’s The Tea with Baking Society in IT202

Tuesday 9th October / Dé Máirt, an 9 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 8am-8.50am Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 11am-5pm Vintage Clothes Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 11am-4pm Paintball Promo in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-3pm Fáilte Refugees Society Old School Sports Day in the Kingfisher with prizes
  • 4pm-7pm Please Talk Goal Setting & Achieving What You Want Workshop venue SC200A (near Smokey’s Café)
  • 7pm-9pm Our Mental Health Documentary Screening venue O’Flaherty Theatre

Wednesday 10th October / Dé Céadaoin, an 10 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC202
  • 5pm-6pm Dance Soc Salsa Class to Destress in The Cube
  • 5.30pm-8pm Wellness Workshop #MentalHealth4Millennials in Lecture Room 3 Áras Moyola
  • 5.30pm-7pm Positive Mind-set and Resilience in AMB 1064
  • 7pm Health Care Society “Minding Your Mental Health as Students & Healthcare Professionals” in the Kirwan Theatre
  • 7pm-10pm Inside Out screening by Film Soc in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre
  • 7pm-9pm Gig Soc Film Night LGBT+ Short Film Screenings + Popcorn in IT202

Thursday 11th October / Déardaoin, an 11 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 10am-11am Homesickness and How To Combat It Talk in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 11am-1pm Gig Soc Coming Out Day Coffee Morning in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 7pm Writer’s Soc Night inspired by how to handle a panic attack in AC215
  • 8pm NUIG Comedy Soc Gig in the Bank of Ireland Theatre. Free Event includes Free Pizza and Free Refreshments.

All week:

  • Look out for the Welfare Crew handing out freebies throughout the week
  • FREE Condoms and TOMPAX available all week from the SU
  • Online ‘Silvercloud’ self- help available
  • Mental Health Quote Walls in Áras na Mac Léinn and the Engineering Building

More information from/Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

All events are FREE unless otherwise stated.

SU Weekly Email 6 – 4th October 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week Events 2018

Monday 8th October

  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday at Smokey’s/Online – Who Do You Talk To?
  • 12pm-2pm Add a Buddy to Your Tea with Best Buddies Society in the View, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm-6.15pm Using Collage Making as a Tool to Improve your Mental Health in the Art Room in Áras na Mac Léinn. Limited spaces – to register email casey@nuigalway.ie
  • 5pm-6pm Dance Soc Zumba to Destress in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 7pm-8.30pm What’s The Tea with Baking Society in IT202

Tuesday 9th October

Wednesday 10th October

  • 10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC202
  • 5pm-6pm Dance Soc Salsa Class to Destress in The Cube
  • 5.30pm-8pm Wellness Workshop #MentalHealth4Millennials in Lecture Room 3 Áras Moyola
  • 5.30pm-7pm Positive Mind-set and Resilience in AMB 1064
  • 7pm-10pm Inside Out screening by Film Soc in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre
  • 7pm-9pm Gig Soc Film Night LGBT+ Short Film Screenings + Popcorn in IT202

Thursday 11th October

  • 10am-11am Homesickness and How To Combat It Talk in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 11am-1pm Gig Soc Coming Out Day Coffee Morning in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 7pm Writer’s Soc Night inspired by how to handle a panic attack in AC215
  • 8pm NUIG Comedy Soc Gig in the Bank of Ireland Theatre. FREE Event includes Free Pizza and Free Refreshments.

All week:

  • Look out for the Welfare Crew handing out freebies throughout the week
  • FREE Condoms and TOMPAX available all week from the SU
  • Online ‘Silvercloud’ self- help available
  • Mental Health Quote Walls in Áras na Mac Léinn and the Engineering Building

More information from/Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Register to Vote 

Are you registered to vote? Collect your voter registration form in the SU Office now. You can CHECK THE REGISTER HERE.

Hot Press + Free Tea TODAY!

Head up to Smokey’s Café 1pm-3pm TODAY where Hot Press will have copies of their Mental Health Issue and FREE tea!

 

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Congratulations to Eibhlín Seoighthe (SU Vice-President/Education Officer) and Victoria Chihumura (SU Ethnic Minorities Officer) on their recent elections. They join the rest of your NUI Galway Students’ Union team.

If you are interested in running for election to join the 2019/2020 SU Officer team nominations will open on Thursday the 21st of February. More info here.

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets

Use the discount code “NUIG-Bor-1819” to get reduced rate tickets online for Connacht Rugby vs Bordeaux Begles EU Challenge Cup match 3pm Saturday 13th of October.

Please note we won’t be getting discount codes for Leinster, Munster or Ulster matches.

 

Paintball Promotion Tuesday

Interested in trying Paintball? Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm on Tuesday 9th of October.

 

Commuter Challenge – Sign Up and Win!

Have you registered for the NUI Galway Commuter Challenge yet? There’s still time to register and it’s running until the 11th of November with lots of great prizes to be won!

Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now here.

 

Vintage Clothes Fair on Tuesday

Our Vintage Clothes and Sportswear Fair is back this Tuesday 9th of October 11am-5pm in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Life Skills Course Update

  • First Aid Responder 3 Day Course – 2 spaces left
  • Disclosure Training – 8 spaces left
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 10 spaces left
  • Anti-Racism Training Course – 12 spaces left
  • Child Protection Training Course – 15 spaces left

 

October Class Reps Meetings

Mon 15th Oct 6pm-8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council
Tues 23rd Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Thurs 18th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 23rd Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Thurs 25th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 30th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 31st Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

The Academic Writing Centre is Open

The Academic Writing Centre offers free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing for NUIG students. The AWC helps students to overcome recurrent problems with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and essay structure.

 

Free Mindfulness for Students Classes

  1. Mindfulness for beginners class 8.10am-8.50am Tues 9th Oct in AC201 on the concourse. There are many proven benefits of applying mindfulness to our lifestyles – across learning, work, life and life, and this free class will help you to bring mindfulness into your everyday life.
  2. Mindfulness Shared Practice 1.10pm-1.50pm Weds 10th Oct in AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome to this mindfulness shared practice which is suitable for people with no previous knowledge of mindfulness as well as those who have been practising for many years. Mindfulness shared practice is also available in Letterkenny, Shannon and Sligo throughout the week.

 

Free Workshop: Using Collage Making as a Tool to Improve your Mental Health

5pm Monday 8th October in the Art Room upstairs in Áras Na Mac Léinn. Limited spaces – to register email emer.casey@nuigalway.ie

 

Upcoming Free Courses/Support Groups

Note taking & Study Skills

5.30pm-7pm TODAY Thurs 4th Oct Library Lobby 1st floor, Bridge Room (1001)

  • Learn practical study skills that make a real difference
  • Practical note-taking for lectures and study
  • Organise your study and limit distractions

PhD Support Group

Tuesdays 1pm-2:30pm in the Small Acoustic Room in Áras na Mac Léinn. Facilitated, peer-led confidential support group providing practical and personal support for your PhD journey

Post Grad Support Group

Wednesdays 1pm-2:30pm in the Small Acoustic Room in Áras na Mac Léinn. Facilitated, peer-led confidential support group providing practical and personal support for your Post Grad journey

 

Give Your Opinion on NUIG Accommodation Services

The Accommodation Office are looking for your views on NUI Galway’s current accommodation options.  You can win an iPad or 1 of 4 cash prizes. They would really appreciate if you help them to understand how the options currently available meet your needs, and where you are living now.  The results of this survey will help them in their efforts to source accommodation and to improve your student experience.  Please take 3 minutes to complete the survey HERE.

 

Sew Scary Halloween Costume Competition

As part of Reuse Month Galway City Council are running a Halloween Costume Competition. Design your Halloween costume by recycling/upcycling old clothes/materials and you could win €100! Enter by sending a photograph of the costume (ideally being modelled!) to greenleaf@galwaycity.ie by 5pm on Monday 22nd October 2018. More info and rules here.

 

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Galway Colleges Join Forces to Raise Mental Health Awareness  

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Galway Colleges Join Forces to Raise Mental Health Awareness

NUI Galway Students’ Union, GMIT Students’ Union and Please Talk have joined forces to raise mental health awareness for students with a new campaign called ‘Mental Health Mondays’ which starts today. This awareness campaign will look at a particular theme each week that affects college students and their mental health. Topics the campaign will cover include settling into college, substance abuse, self-esteem, gambling, mental health supports and looking after your mental health.

Funding for the campaign was raised by a special screening of “Meetings with Ivor” in the Town Hall Theater Galway organised by film producer Tomas Hardiman and Town Hall Manager, Fergal McGrath.

Emma-Louise Duffy, Welfare Officer of GMIT SU said: ““This project highlights how we all have mental health and just like our bodies, some of us are in better shape than others. That’s okay. It’s about teaching people the self-awareness to identify that, and how to signpost the places that you can get care when you need it. Monday can be a hard day for students, they might be feeling homesick after leaving their family at the weekend, or worried about the week ahead. Whatever the feeling is, we want to shed some light, alert people that there are supports in place, and ultimately bring a bit of cheeriness into our students Monday morning!”

Clare Austick, Welfare and Equality Officer of NUIGSU, had this to say:

“Mental health campaigns are extremely important as there is an evident negative stigma attached to it. When you think of physical health, everyone immediately thinks of different types of sport, happiness and endorphins whereas when you mention mental health, you’re more inclined to think of the negative aspects such as depression, anxiety and suicide. It really shouldn’t be like that – everyone has mental health. If you’re feeling down, reach out and talk to someone. There are so many different support services for students to avail of.”

According to Treasa Hanniffy, National Please Talk Officer: “This campaign will highlight several areas of importance for student mental health and will remind everyone that talking to someone that you trust really helps. There is support available no matter what you are going through. For more information visit www.pleasetalk.org or call to your Students’ Union.”