December 2018

Month Archives

SU Weekly Email 14 – 13th December 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Sign Language Courses Now Enrolling

10 week basic Sign Language Course just €40 – sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

  • Course A: 12pm-1pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course B: 1pm-2pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course C: 6pm-7pm Wednesday 30th Jan – Wednesday 3rd April 2019
  • Course D: 6pm-7pm Thursday 31st Jan – Thursday 4th April 2019

 

The SU Clothes Bank Needs Your Donations!

  1. Drop the clothes you don’t need any more to the SU Office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri 10th-19th Dec
  2. Take the clothes you need at our pop up display 12pm-4pm Thurs 20th & Fri 21st Dec in The Large Acoustic Room.
  3. Any surplus clothing will be donated to charity.

More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Student Leap Cards Expiring

Don’t get a nasty fine over the Christmas – check the expiry date on your Student Leap Card now. If it’s expiring apply online now for your new one and call in to the SU Office with your code so we can print your new one. The SU Office is closing for the Christmas break Fri 21st Dec to Mon 7th Jan. You can now also top up your Leap Card in the SU office – put credit on your card or add a monthly or weekly student bus ticket and we don’t charge commission!

Apply Here.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses

€2 Per Journey. Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 10th-Thurs 20th Dec

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s Sandwich Bar) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Connacht Rugby vs Sale Tickets

Get NUIG student rate tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Sale Sharks 3pm Saturday 12th of January at the Sportsground. Use the following discount code on the Connacht website: NUIG-Sal-1819

 

Extra Study Space: Available 8am-10pm until Fri 21st Dec 2018

  • AM150 Mairtin O Tnuthail Theatre Arts Millennium Building (147 spaces)
  • IT125 Theatre First Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT125G Theatre Ground Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT207 Seminar Room, IT Building (33 spaces)
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse (125 spaces)
  • TB303 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (30 spaces)
  • TB304 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB305 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB307 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (22 spaces)

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here.

EXTRA Extra Study Space

The Library have opened their ground floor training room for extra study space/PC’s until Friday the 21st of December.

Extended Library Opening Hours for Exams

  • Saturday 15th December:              08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 16th December:                 10:00 – 21:00

 

Give Blood This Week

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th of December in Menlo Park Hotel.

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in Áras na Mac Léinn. Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

 

Are you a Postgraduate Research Student?

The Union of Students in Ireland invites Postgraduate Research Students to participate in the National Postgraduate Living and Working Conditions Survey.

This survey aims to explore the experiences of postgraduate students in Ireland, in particular in relation to income and living standards. This survey is intended to form the basis for a campaign to be rolled out by USI and SIPTU.

We want to hear from you! This survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and will give your National Union the data we need to advocate for improved working and living standards! The Survey is available here

 

Volunteer with us in 2019!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. Here’s the events we have planned and we need as much help as possible so email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to get involved.

  1. SU Charity Comedy Gig with David O’Doherty Monday 28th January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 2nd February

All volunteers who help out can include time spent volunteering in their ALIVE Student Volunteer Certificate Application.

 

Registration Open for Women Lead 2019
#WomenLead19 is taking place from 25th-26th January. This event aims to empower women at third level to run/apply for leadership positions in whatever area they so wish.
Register Here.

 

Applications Open for Student Entrepreneur Awards

There’s €35,000 in cash prizes with the overall winner receiving €10,000. Deadline to submit your 3 minute video about your business idea is 5pm Friday 8th of March.

 

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Anti-Racism Workshop

We are hosting an Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday 16th of January with Galway One World Centre. Spaces are just €5 and you can sign up in the SU Office now.

 

Disclosure Training

We have limited spaces left in our Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre for the new date of Tuesday 12th of February 2019. Sign up now in the SU Office for just €10.

 

Top-up your Student Leap Card in the SU Office

Load it up with cash or weekly/monthly tickets for Bus Éireann and City Direct and we don’t charge any commission!

 

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.

Top-up your Student Leap Card at the Students’ Union

News & Events

You can now top-up your Student Leap Card at the NUI Galway Students’ Union office!

Please note all the below fares are the Student rates for the Student Leap Card only.

To obtain your Student Leap Card:

  1. Go to studentleapcard.ie and complete the online application.
  2. Bring the order confirmation code to the SU office along with your Student ID or a letter from your School/College and we can print the card off for you. Please note the code expires after 7 days.
  3. The Student Leap Card costs €10 and doesn’t have any credit on it.

There are two options for topping up your Leap Card with credit in the SU Office and we don’t charge any commission! 

Option 1: Pay-as-you-go

If you are looking to use the pay-as-you-go option you can top up your Student Leap Card with Travel Credit to the value of your choice. The fare when using the pay-as-you-go on Bus Éireann would be €1.68 a trip for bus trips in 01-11 stages and €1.98 for the 12+ stages.

Option 2: Load a ticket onto your Card

For Bus Éireann you have three options of tickets which can be loaded to your Leap Card:

  • 24 Hour – €4
  • 7 day – €16.80
  • Monthly – €59.50 (The monthly ticket is done by calendar month e.g. 1st January to 31st January)

For City Direct there is only the option of the Monthly Ticket:

  • Monthly – €50

The Students’ Union Office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building (beside Sult) and we are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday during term time.

NUIG Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 2019

News & Events

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in Áras na Mac Léinn. 

Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer! There will also be information talks during the day in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair.

Confirmed Exhibitors:

ALIVE – NUI Galway’s Student Volunteering Programme

Campus France Ireland – Campus France Ireland is here to help all Irish students and international students based in Ireland who want to pursue their higher education in France.

CCUSA – Summer Camp Jobs, Work or Volunteer Experiences and Adventures in the USA and around the World!

Club Travel / SAYIT – J1 USA Visas

USA Summer Camp – Spend your J1 in a Summer Camp in the USA

USIT – Plan your next adventure anywhere in the world includes USA, Canada  and Australian Visas

Confirmed Talks in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn: 

1pm-2pm USIT – USA and Canada Summer Options Talk

2pm-3pm CCUSA – Want to have the #BestSummerEver at a summer camp in America or Canada?

Confirmed Food Stalls: 

Joachim’s German Bratwurst 

The Great Poutini’s

Applications Open for SU Cloakroom & Engineering Positions

News & Events

Applications are now OPEN for the vacant positions at the NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom and Engineering Building Information Point for the remainder of the 2018/19 academic term until 10th May 2019.

Please send your CV together with cover letter to Joanna Brophy, Assistant Manager, NUI Galway Students’ Union by email only to joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie before 5pm on Friday 14th of December.

Full job description is available HERE: Job Description SU Engineering Desk Staff

Late applications will not be accepted.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom will be open 9am-6pm Thursdays & Fridays. The Engineering Desk will be open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

Please only apply if you will be available to work during these hours. 

Please note: You must be available for training on Wednesday 9th of January and be prepared to start work on Monday 14th of January.

 

NUIG Christmas Holiday Arrangements

News & Events

Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2018

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 22nd December 2018 to Sunday 13th of January 2019 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 14th of January 2019. Academic Dates for the rest of 2018/19 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 7th Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 21st of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 14th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 21st of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 17th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen Mon 7th Jan.
  • Sult will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 7th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 14th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen Mon 7th Jan.
  • The Wall Café will be closed on Fri 21st Dec and will be open with reduced hours on the following days Thurs 27th Dec, Fri 28th Dec, Weds 2nd Jan, Thurs 3rd Jan, Fri 4th Jan & Mon 7th Jan.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Sat 22nd Dec to Tues 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be closed on Tues 25th and Weds 26th of Dec.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 7th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 15th of Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 7th Jan.
  • SUMS will be closed from Fri 14th of Dec.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access over the holidays check HERE

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2019!

SU Weekly Email 13 – 6th December 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Exam Tips

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

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses

€2 Per Journey. Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 10th-Thurs 20th Dec

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Child Protection Training Courses TOMORROW nearly full:

  • 9am-1pm – 1 space left
  • 2pm-6pm – 5 spaces left

Sign up in the SU Office now or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card €15.

 

Extended Library Opening Hours for Exams

  • Saturday 8th December:               08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 9th December:                    10:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 15th December:              08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 16th December:                 10:00 – 21:00

 

Cheap Connacht Rugby Tickets

Use the discount code NUIG-Per-1819 to get reduced rate NUIG Student tickets online for Connacht Rugby vs Perpignan 3pm Saturday 8th of December.

 

Extra Study Space: Available 8am-10pm until Fri 21st Dec 2018

  • AM150 Mairtin O Tnuthail Theatre Arts Millennium Building (147 spaces)
  • IT125 Theatre First Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT125G Theatre Ground Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT207 Seminar Room, IT Building (33 spaces)
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse (125 spaces)
  • TB303 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (30 spaces)
  • TB304 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB305 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB307 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (22 spaces)

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here: https://nuigalway.libcal.com/

 

Reduced Hours for SU Engineering Desk

Please note that the SU Engineering Desk will be closed Friday 7th,  Monday 10th and Thursday 13th of December. For any queries please call to the SU Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Anti-Racism Workshop

We are hosting an Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday 16th of January with Galway One World Centre. Spaces are just €5 and you can sign up in the SU Office now.

 

Disclosure Training

We have limited spaces left in our Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre for the new date of Tuesday 12th of February 2019. Sign up now in the SU Office for just €10.

 

NUI Galway Family Christmas Party 12pm-3pm Sun 16th Dec

The NUI Galway Family Christmas Party is back this year for staff and students with children. This fun on-campus event is strictly ticketed only. Look out for an email from the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity at 12pm TODAY Thursday 6 December with a link to book your free ticket. Don’t miss it!

 

HRB Summer Scholarship Opportunities

The prestigious Health Research Board (HRB) Summer Student Scholarships will support undergraduate students in health or social care-related disciplines to complete short research projects during summer 2019. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage an interest in research and to give the student an opportunity to become familiar with some research techniques. In line with the HRB strategy, the project must fall within one of the following research areas:  patient-oriented and clinical research, health services research or population health research. Applications that focus solely or predominantly on basic biomedical research are not eligible. The HRB will make an award to a host institution nominated in the application. Summer Scholars will be paid €300 per week for a maximum of eight weeks by the host institutions. Applications open on the 10/12/2018 and close on 14/2/2019. Additional information can be found at here. or contact tconway@nuigalway.ie

 

Collection for the Homeless

There will be a collection of items for the homeless on Wednesday 12th of December in Áras Moyola. Shoe boxes or Christmas bags with hats, scarves, toiletries, socks, non-perishable food etc., required. For more information or to get involved contact m.montague2@nuigalway.ie

 

How to Have a Very Sustainable Christmas

Get your sustainable Christmas Tips here.

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Applications are Open

These Scholarships are for students starting their PhD in September 2019. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. Applications Close 15th February.

 

Paid Work: Students Required for Metaphor Annotation

If you are seeking a bit of extra cash and would like to play around with some metaphors feel free to apply for this job. I am currently hiring participants as part of my  PhD at the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP) of the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway. My topic focuses on metaphor analysis in Twitter. I am looking for native-speakers of English, studying English at NUI Galway, to help as human annotators in metaphor detection in Twitter.
The experiment will be asking the annotator a yes/no question by giving them a tweet and asking them if the highlighted expression is a metaphor or not. Payment is based on the number of annotated tweets. To apply email omnia.zayed@insight-centre.org with a brief description of your professional experience. More information.

 

Take a Mindful Break from Studying

  1. Listen to our mindful moments on soundcloud to help handle stress or visit our YouTube channel
  2. Free Mindfulness for Beginners Class Tuesday 11th December: 8:10am – 8:50am in AC201 on the concourse. The last mindfulness for beginners class of the year!
  3. Free Mindfulness Shared Practice Wednesday 12th & 19th December 1:10-1:50pm 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.

 

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.