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SU Weekly Email 15 – 7th December 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications

Online applications open this Monday 11th of December for the semester 2 Financial Aid Fund and they close on Friday 12th of January. More information available here.

 

Christmas Exams buses with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey for Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel). Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

  • Leaving University Road (Bus stop between Ward’s Sandwich Bar and Tesco Express): 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40 & 18:40

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Saturday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Cloakroom Open

Don’t forget the FREE SU Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term if you need to leave your stuff somewhere safe during the exams.

 

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

We will be holding another free 2 day ASIST Course 9am-5pm on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of February 2018. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living. If you want to sign up for the course please call to the SU Office to register and pay the €10 refundable deposit. Spaces are limited.

 

Student Leap Cards Expiring

Remember the orange Student Leap Cards expire on the 31st of December so make sure you call in to get the new purple card in the SU Office before you head home for Christmas. It costs €10, we take your photo and it’s valid until 31st December 2018.

 

SU 8 week Yoga course just €40 STARTS THIS EVENING!

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018 – 3 Spaces Left
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018 – 2 Spaces Left

Pay in the SU Office or by Credit Card on 091 524810.

 

Volunteer with us in 2018!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! LGBT in 2018. 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 22nd January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 3rd February
  3. SU Croagh Patrick Climb with NUIG Mountaineering Club Saturday 17th February

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

 

Learn Sign Language

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524 810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 31st Jan – Weds 18th April
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 1st Feb – Thurs 19th April

(No Classes week of 26th March or 2nd April – Easter Break)

 

Oughterard Boxing Club Night at the Dogs Fundraiser

6.30pm Thursday 14th December at Galway Greyhound Stadium. Tickets €10 on sale in the SU Office now.

 

Call for Hardiman PhD Scholarships Open

The Hardiman PhD Scholarships will provide a stipend of €16,000 per annum plus fees for four years. Closing date for applications is 16th of February 2018.

 

PC Suites Access Restrictions during Exams
The following PC Suites are unavailable until Saturday, December 16th as they are being used for exams:
– Finnegan
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– Eng2016
– Eng2017
– Cairnes Building – 1st Floor – Room 112
– SoftEng – Arts & Science Building – 1st Floor – Room 228/228A
– Arts-Science Arts & Sciences Building – Ground Floor – Room 105
– IT106 – I.T. Building – Ground Floor – Room 106
If you have any queries, please contact servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

Survey – Autonomous Vehicles : What is the Opinion of the Irish Public

This is a study to get an understanding of the current public perception of Autonomous Vehicles in Ireland. Similar studies have been completed in the US,UK & Australia, although this particular Survey is specific to Ireland, and includes questions around trust in this technology,  road safety, the expected benefits to traffic, the environment, and the concerns about its reliability in certain situations. This survey also touches on public participation in regulation changes, and the moral and ethical dilemmas.

More info from: e.battle1@nuigalway.ie

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 08:00-22:00 until Friday 15th December in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Larmour Theatre
  • Dillon Theatre
  • McMunn Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • TB301
  • TB302
  • TB303

 

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

 

Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library This Weekend

Saturday 08.30-21.00 and Sunday 10.00-21.00.

 

Applications Open for US Embassy in Ireland Youth Council

Closing date 5pm Tues 9th January 2018. Council members participate in networking, professional development and embassy speaker events.

 

The Lamp is looking for submissions

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at thelampeditor@gmail.com. The deadline is December 31st, 2017

 

Contact Us

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

Our office is 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.

 

SU Weekly Email 14 – 30th November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

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

  1. Check, double check and triple check your timetable NOW! Every year we have students who read their timetable wrong and end up missing an exam – don’t be that guy!
  2. Find your College ID and bring it with you to every exam. If you have lost it call to the Student Information Desk to get a new one for €20. You will be fined €30 if you don’t have your ID with you.
  3. Plan how you are getting to the exams NOW and set all your alarms. You need to be there 20 minutes prior to the start of the examination so that’s: 09:10 for a 09:30 exam, 12:40 for a 13:00 exam and 16:10 for a 16:30 exam. 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 in 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, Andrew Forde, 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!

 

SU 8 week Yoga course just €40

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018

Pay in the SU Office or by Credit Card on 091 524810.

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 08:00-22:00 Monday 27th November to Friday 15th December 2017 in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Larmour Theatre
  • Dillon Theatre
  • McMunn Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • TB301
  • TB302
  • TB303

 

Reminder: Anonymous Marking starts this semester

Here’s everything you need to know.

 

Christmas Exams buses with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey for Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel). Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

  • Leaving University Road: 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40 & 18:40

 

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

 

Student Leap Cards Expiring

Remember the orange Student Leap Cards expire on the 31st of December so make sure you call in to get the new purple card in the SU Office before you head home for Christmas. It costs €10, we take your photo and it’s valid until 31st December 2018.

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Saturday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Bus Éireann Monthly Tickets

We now have monthly €57 Student tickets on sale in the SU Office for December for Bus Éireann Galway city services.

 

Academic Writing Centre Closes Tomorrow

Today and tomorrow are your last chances to use the FREE Academic Writing Centre as they close this Friday 1st December for Christmas break.

Don’t forget to try your luck in their Twitter Competition #EditMeNuig

 

Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library This Weekend

Remember if there is good uptake for this trial period then the extended weekend hours will remain for the summer exams too – so use it or lose it!

The extended opening hours will be Saturday 08.30-21.00 (normally 08.30-17.30) and Sunday 10.00-21.00 (normally 10.00-17.30) for the following weekends:

  • Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd Dec;
  • Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec.

 

16 Days of Action Against Violence Against Women Events at NUIG

  • 1pm-2pm Mon 4th Dec Performance Pieces: The God Who Hated Women & A Short History of Feminism in the Aula Maxima (Ground Floor), The Quad, NUI Galway. Light refreshments will be served at 12.30pm. Admission FREE but booking required on ann.lyons@nuigalway.ie
  • 2pm-4.30pm Weds 6th Dec FREE Guided Walk on Gender Based Violence at NUI Galway as part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence in education campaign.
  • 4pm-4:30pm Weds 6th Dec Ceremonial Lighting of the Quadrangle as part of the ‘Orange the World’ Campaign.
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Weds 6th Dec – Bake Sale (Emily Anderson Concert Hall) in aid of the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Plan International

 

LAYER UP to win train tickets!

For a chance to win Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail tickets, simply put on some warm clothes (instead of the heat), take a selfie & post it on NUIG Student Switch Off Facebook page.

It’s all part of Union of Students in Ireland (USI) & NUI Galway Students’ Union energy-saving campaign

 

Game of Thrones Table Quiz 8.30pm Mon 4th Dec

All proceeds go to Abortion Rights Campaign

 

World AIDS Day Candlelit Memorial Concert TOMORROW

You are invited to the annual World AIDS Day concert in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church at 7pm tomorrow Friday 1st December. This will feature festive music from Cois Cladaigh and Galway’s Three Sopranos Bel Canto.

 

Contact Us

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

Our office is 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.

SU Weekly Email 13 – 23rd November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit on Wednesday!

11am-4pm Wednesday 29th of November at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

 

Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library Start This Weekend

After long negotiations we’ve secured extended weekend opening hours of James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway during the Christmas exams. If there is good uptake for this trial period then the extended weekend hours will remain for the summer exams too – so use it or lose it!

The extended opening hours will be Saturday 08.30-21.00 (normally 08.30-17.30) and Sunday 10.00-21.00 (normally 10.00-17.30) for the following weekends:

  • Sat 25th/Sun 26th Nov;
  • Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd Dec;
  • Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec.

 

Are you well? Keeping well around exam time
Exams can be the most stressful time of the year; and a lot of peoples’ routines tend to change dramatically. Here’s some tips to help you keep yourself well during exam season.

  1. Don’t isolate yourself
    Exam time can be very lonely as people go off studying on their own. Try to make a conscious effort to meet up with friends, or plan something nice at the end of a day of study with others. Socialising with others is crucial around this time. Cutting yourself off from the world is not a good idea.
  2. Don’t be a hero
    Surviving on 2 hours sleep and 7 cans of red bull is not the way the human body was meant to function. Schedule in some sanity breaks and exercise during your day – a 30 minute walk can work wonders.
  3. Eat regularly
    You don’t have to eat like a nutritionist, but eating three meals a day and getting in some healthy snacks will keep you on track. Food fuels your body, so if you’re constantly eating junk you won’t feel great.
  4. Sleep regularly
    Many people completely change their sleep patterns during exam time. If you can, try to fit in 7-8 hours’ sleep and follow a routine. It will help you when exams start.
  5. Stay hydrated
    Water is your friend!
  6. Talk to friends and look out for each other
    You might notice some friends or classmates struggling at this time. Maybe they need to be pointed in the direction of one of the support services listed below.
  7. Ask for help if you need it
    • NUIG Health Unit: Walk in service Mon-Fri 9.15am- 12.30am & 2.30pm- 4.30pm
    • NUIG Counselling Service: Drop in Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm, counselling@nuigalway.ie
    • Chaplains: chaplains@nuigalway.ie 091 495 055
    • SU Education Officer Andrew Forde: su.education@nuigalway.ie  086 385 3658
    • SU Welfare Officer Megan Reilly: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie  086 385 3659

 

Christmas Exams buses with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey for Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel). Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

  • Leaving University Road: 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40 & 18:40

 

Sin Issue 6

Catch up on all the NUIG news with issue 6 of Sin newspaper here!

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Friday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1.30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here: http://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

Galway Summer of a Lifetime Tour

Looking for opportunities to broaden your horizons, CV and life experience next summer? Well how do you feel about earning $1850 working at a summer camp in the USA, volunteering in the Maldives, washing elephants in Cambodia or teaching sports to under privileged children in South Africa in 2018? Come along and find out further information 12.30pm-1.30pm on Tuesday 5th December about the life changing work and travel opportunities we have available at the Camp Group’s summer opportunities city tour in The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Need Help?

 

Porn Scene questionnaire

I am inviting students who are over the age of 18 to take part in my research by filling out this anonymous online survey. In this questionnaire you will be asked to read short, sexually explicit porn scenes, answer questions about your sexual history, sex education and attitudes toward sexual experiences. Please be advised that some questions or porn scenes described may cause some participants distress. You can withdraw your participation at any time and can skip any question that you do not want to answer.

 

Win up to €1,500 in a Film Competition

The “Think Before You Flush” film competition is open to all budding 3rd level film makers and there is the possibility to win up to €1,500 for a 1 -2 minute campaign video.

More Details.

 

The Civic University Symposium 10am-4pm Sat 2nd Dec

What is the purpose of higher education? This event aims to initiate a conversation about the transformations in higher education, its role in society and the community and how can we reimagine the university, its spaces, mission, activities and purposes, with equality, inclusion and rights as fundamental commitments. Keynote speech from Prof Vanessa Andreotti and contributions from Prof Ronaldo Munck and Dr Karen Pashby. The event is free and open to all, but spaces are limited so please RSVP HERE.

 

Sonic Sea Screening

GMIT in collaboration with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) will host a screening of Sonic Sea. Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary, narrated by Rachel McAdams, about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The screening will take place at the GMIT, Dublin Road Campus, in Theatre 1000 at 19:30 on Wednesday 29th November. This screening is open to anyone interested in learning about the effects of sound in our oceans. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Contact Us

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

Our office is 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.

SU Weekly Email 12 – 16th November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS DAY!

Today is our Charity Christmas Day in aid of Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! Tickets for Sult are now completely SOLD OUT – if you don’t have a ticket you won’t get in. Sult will open at 1pm today for ticket holders ONLY. The last 200 €5 wristbands are on sale in the SU Office at 10am, Smokey’s Café at 9am and the SU Engineering desk at 11am and these get you in to either Electric or Four/Four between 10pm-11pm for the official after party.

NUIG v GMIT Fight Night Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the NUIG v GMIT Rumble in the Radisson on Weds 22nd November are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. €15 students/€25 non-students.

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Friday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

SU Council Meeting

The last SU Council meeting this year for ALL Class Reps is 6pm-8pm Monday 20th of November in the Kirwan Theatre. For more information contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit

11am-4pm Wednesday 29th of November at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

 

Important Message from Galway Gardaí

A male went into the water at Quincentenary bridge at approx. 9.30am Tuesday 14th November. No formal identification is available of this male and no persons have been reported missing to the Gardaí. If you have any information in relation to this male or any male friend who has not returned home or is uncontactable in the last 24 hours or any male friend who you have concerns about please contact Galway Garda Station on 091 538 000 or gaillimh_ds@garda.ie or the Community Garda Office on 091 538 079.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1.30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here: http://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

Last Week of FREE STI Clinic

Next week is your last chance this year to get an appointment at the free STI Clinic in the Health Unit as the clinic only operates during term time. Contact the Health Unit to arrange an appointment on 091 492604 or call in to book.

 

Not Registered to Vote Yet? You still have time!

Check the Draft Register of Electors BEFORE Saturday 25th of November at www.checktheregister.ie – if you’re not on the register or your details are incorrect grab a form in the SU Office and get yourself ready to vote!

 

Need Help?

 

Clothing Swap Sale

FemSoc and Nu wardrobe are hosting a clothing swap sale 11am-6pm on Monday 20th of November in the Stage in Áras na Mac Léinn. Bring your own clothes to swap or pay €2 at the door to shop.

 

Upcoming FREE Workshop

  • 5pm-6pm Tuesday 21st November FREE Exam Stress and Anxiety Management, Bridge Room (1001) 1st floor, Library Lobby (immediately on the right out of lift on 1st floor)

 

Ms DebDeb Makeup Masterclass and Meet & Greet

The African Caribbean Society will be hosting a Makeup Masterclass and Meet & Greet Event with the famous Nigerian/Irish Youtuber – Ms DebDeb. It will take place 6.30pm-9.30pm Tuesday 21st of November 2017 in the Glasshouse – Electric, Galway. Tickets are €5 in the Socs box.

 

2017 Jasmine Singing Competition (Chinese Society)

On Saturday 25th of November, 2017 at ENG-G018 Lecture Theatre, Engineering Building Chinese students of NUI Galway, GMIT, SCHM, AIT, UL and IT Carlow will join in the Jasmine Singing Competition. Special Chinese food and drinks will be provided and all students are welcome! Tickets booking on Book Tickets Here.  More Information here or email: chinese@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Let Science Decide the Voting Age

This survey, as part of our Young Scientist Project, aims to test the political knowledge of 16 year olds and 18 year olds, to investigate whether 16 year olds would be able to cast an educated vote if the Voting Age were to be lowered to 16. We need 18 year olds to complete the survey to use as comparative data

Survey Link.

 

Community Connector

The Community Connector works collaboratively with students in a friendly, relaxed and conversational way to explore social outlets available to them, meet new people and to organise student-focused social events. More Information or email: nuigcommunityconnector@gmail.com

 

HIV and Ageing Conference

You are invited to attend Aids West Galway HIV and Ageing Conference on World Aids Day Friday 1st of December in Galway.

Attendance is free but you need to book your place on www.eventbrite.ie or call 091 566266 or email info@aidswest.ie

 

Contact Us

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

Our office is 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.

Are you well?

News & Events

Are you well? Keeping well around exam time
Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú? Treoir le tú féin a choinneáil ar bhóthar do leasa ag aimsir na scrúduithe

Exams can be the most stressful time of the year; and a lot of peoples’ routines tend to change dramatically. Here’s some tips to help you keep yourself well during exam season.

1. Don’t isolate yourself / Ná bí leat féin i gcónaí
Exam time can be very lonely as people go off studying on their own. Try to make a conscious effort to meet up with friends, or plan something nice at the end of a day of study with others. Socialising with others is crucial around this time. Cutting yourself off from the world is not a good idea.

2. Don’t be a hero / Ná déan iarracht bheith i do laoch
Surviving on 2 hours sleep and 7 cans of red bull is not the way the human body was meant to function. Schedule in some sanity breaks and exercise during your day – a 30 minute walk can work wonders.

3. Eat regularly / Ith go rialta
You don’t have to eat like a nutritionist, but eating three meals a day and getting in some healthy snacks will keep you on track. Food fuels your body, so if you’re constantly eating junk you won’t feel great.

4. Sleep regularly / Faigh neart codlata
Many people completely change their sleep patterns during exam time. If you can, try to fit in 7-8 hours’ sleep and follow a routine. It will help you when exams start.

5. Stay hydrated / Ól go leor uisce
Water is your friend!

6. Talk to friends and look out for each other / Labhair le cairde agus bí ag faire amach dá chéile
You might notice some friends or classmates struggling at this time. Maybe they need to be pointed in the direction of one of the support services listed below.

7. Ask for help if you need it / Iarr cabhair má tá cabhair ag teastáil uait
• NUIG Health Unit: Walk in service Mon-Fri 9.15am- 12.30am & 2.30pm- 4.30pm
• NUIG Counselling Service: Drop in Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm, counselling@nuigalway.ie
• Chaplains: chaplains@nuigalway.ie 091 495 055
• SU Education Officer Andrew Forde: su.education@nuigalway.ie 086 385 3658
• SU Welfare Officer Megan Reilly: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie 086 385 3659

You can find more tips to help you with Exams here

SU Weekly Email 11 – 9th November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

RUNDAY Online Registration Deadline 9pm TONIGHT!

Run, jog, walk or crawl charity 5k at NUI Galway 10am this Sunday 12th of November.  All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! SIGN UP HERE.

Chip Timed and goodie bags will be provided to all competitors. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Number Pick Up: 10am-5pm TOMORROW Friday 10th November in SU Office or 8.30am-9.30am Sunday 12th November at Engineering Building.

Limited late registration 8.30am-9.30am Sunday 12th November at the Engineering Building.

 

We Need Volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers to help out at the following events which will be raising fund for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

 

Charity Christmas Day: Thurs 16th November

Deck the halls and jingle your bells! The biggest charity event of semester 1 is upon us! Featuring Christmas Dinner, Santa, Christmas jumpers, tinsel, good cheer, cheesy Christmas tunes, DJs and lots of festive surprises from 10am at Sult NUI Galway. €5 wristbands for entry to Electric Garden & Theatre or 44ClubGalway at 10pm on sale from the SU Office and SU Engineering Desk tomorrow! All proceeds go to Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

Not Registered to Vote Yet? You still have time!

Check the Draft Register of Electors BEFORE Saturday 25th of November at www.checktheregister.ie – if you’re not on the register or your details are incorrect grab a form in the SU Office and get yourself ready to vote!

 

€5 Tickets to See Chris Kent and Steve Bennett

Our next €5 Comedy gig is Chris Kent and Steve Bennett at 8pm on Monday 20th of November. Tickets are on sale now in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

 

Direct Provision Talk 6pm-8pm Monday 13th November in IT125

There will be speakers present who have lived in the direct provision system along with people who are working with those currently living in direct provision.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG v GMIT Fight Night Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the NUIG v GMIT Rumble in the Radisson on Weds 22nd November are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. €15 students/€25 non-students.

 

Marriage Equality in the North Talk 7pm-9pm Tues 14th Nov in AC204

Discussion about issues faced by people living in Northern Ireland alongside brainstorming on how we can help. All Welcome! More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit

11am-4pm Wednesday 29th of November at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

 

Sin Issue 5

Read issue 5 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Exam Timetables Out TOMORROW

Please check your timetable carefully – if there are any subjects missing from your schedule contact the Student Information Desk IMMEDIATELY! Exam FAQ

We will be arranging buses to the Salthill exam venues again this year with City Direct and it will be €2 per journey.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 13th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 13th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 14th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 15th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 15th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council

For more information contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Attention: All Students with Children

Please complete this survey of initial interest on the creation of Family-Friendly Study Areas on campus. Other leading Universities are creating such spaces, and we are eager to see if NUIG students would utilize such a space. All student parents at undergraduate and graduate level are invited to take 5 minutes to complete the following survey

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

  • 1pm-2pm Tues 14th Nov Exam Preparation  Boot-Camp, G011, Library Lobby
  • 1pm-2pm Weds 15th Nov Exam Preparation Boot-Camp, Bridge Room (1001) 1st floor, Library Lobby
  • 7.30pm-8.30pm Weds 15th Nov “Let’s talk about Stammering – What is stammering and what can I do about it?”  Bridge Room (1001) 1st floor, Library Lobby
  • 6pm-7pm Tues 21st Nov Exam Preparation Top Tips, Room AC215

 

Life Skills Update

  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1.30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here: http://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • JET (Japanese Exchange & Teaching) Programme Presentation
  • Google Presentation and ‘Going Digital’ Workshop
  • Science Careers Meet-up
  • Pop-up CV/Career/Further Studies Queries Clinic in College of Science

 

Nominations for NUI Galway Alumni Awards 2018 are Open

The broad criteria for selection is that nominees are graduates of NUI Galway who have made an “outstanding contribution in their area of endeavour” in any of the following fields: Arts, Business, Engineering, Science, Law, Public Policy and Government, Medicine, Nursing and Contribution to Sport. Nominations should include a brief description of the nominee (no more than 10 lines), their achievements and any additional information to support the nomination.

Deadline for nominations Mon 20th Nov. Submissions to catherine.conroy@nuigalway.ie

 

FREE EU Student Media Workshop

This free workshop is offering students an opportunity to meet with journalists, communications professionals and EU affairs experts to get a crash course on the EU and writing about Europe. It takes place 10.30am-2.30pm Thursday 23rd November in Dublin. Registration deadline 12pm Mon 20th Nov.

 

Social Networking Sites Survey

This survey will analyse Emotional Intelligence and use of social media for communication and examine if any link exists. Complete the survey HERE.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Invite to Launch of Galway’s Sustainability Stories

You are invited to the launch of Galway City’s Sustainability Stories 10am-1.30pm on Wednesday 15th of November in the O’Donoghue Theatre NUI Galway. At the event the University will also launch is Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020. The event is free but you need to register 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 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.

 

Christmas Exam Buses 2017

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses 2017 with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel)

Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

Leaving University Road

08:40 & 15:40

Leaving Salthill (Leisureland)

11:40 & 18:40

SU Weekly Email 10 – 2nd November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Not Registered to Vote Yet? You still have time!

Check the Draft Register of Electors BEFORE Saturday 25th of November at www.checktheregister.ie – if you’re not on the register or your details are incorrect grab a form in the SU Office and get yourself ready to vote! Look out for our volunteers around the concourse 12pm-3pm TODAY who will also get you registered.

 

NUIG SU RUNDAY! Register Now!

Run, jog, walk or crawl charity 5k at NUI Galway 10am Sunday 12th of November.  All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

SIGN UP HERE. Chip Timed and goodie bags will be provided to all competitors. Free training programme available on our website here.

 

Vintage Fair Wednesday

Our mega pop-up Vintage Clothing Fair is back 11am-5pm this Wednesday 8th November in Áras na Mac Léinn. This huge handpicked vintage and rework sale will have the best branded 80s+90s wavy garms at teeny tiny prices!

 

Charity Christmas Day: Thurs 16th November

Deck the halls and jingle your bells! The biggest charity event of semester 1 is upon us! Featuring Christmas Dinner, Santa, Christmas jumpers, tinsel, good cheer, cheesy Christmas tunes, DJs and lots of festive surprises from 10am at Sult NUI Galway. €5 wristbands for entry to Electric Garden & Theatre or 44ClubGalway at 10pm on sale from the SU Office and SU Engineering Desk SOON! All proceeds go to Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

Exams

We know it’s very early to mention the E word – but you have been asking! Exam timetables are due to be released online at 12noon on Friday 10th of November. Semester 1 exams are scheduled for Monday 4th to Friday 15th December (inclusive).

 

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit

11am-4pm Wednesday 29th of November at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

 

€5 Tickets to See Chris Kent and Steve Bennett

Our next €5 Comedy gig is Chris Kent and Steve Bennett at 8pm on Monday 20th of November. Tickets are on sale now in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

 

Study Break Policy Starts Monday

Please note that the Library Study Break policy will be in operation from Monday 6th November to Friday 15th of December. If you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them and use the space. Grab an “I’m taking a study break” sheet at the library entrance to mark the time you go for a break.

 

NUIG v GMIT Fight Night Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the NUIG v GMIT Rumble in the Radisson on Weds 22nd November are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. €15 students/€25 non-students.

 

FREE Porridge

Remember you can get free porridge every morning at Sult with your SU Card – while stocks last!

 

Sin Issue 4

Read issue 4 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to editor.sin@gmail.com

 

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day 12pm-3pm Tues 7th Nov 

The event takes place in the Bailey Allen Hall with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 60 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day

 

Connacht vs Cheetahs Tickets €20

We are selling reduced rate NUI Galway student tickets from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk for the match this Saturday 4th November.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Disclosure Training  FREE Course (10am-1.30pm Tues 7th Nov)
  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1,30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here: http://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

NUI Galway Postgrad Open Day 12pm-3pm Tues 7th Nov  

The event takes place in the Bailey Allen Hall with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 60 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services.

 

Pink Training Application Deadline 6pm this Friday 3rd November

Pink Training is an LGBTQ+ conference which is the biggest of its kind in Europe. Over three days there are workshops on various LGBTQ+ topics. This year Pink Training is on in NUIG from Friday the 17th of November until Sunday 19th of November. You need to be available to attend the whole weekend from 4pm on Friday until approximately 3pm on Sunday. Please fill out the link below if you wish to be a part of this fantastic event. https://goo.gl/forms/yti1WeLPEgq1eJXS2

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 6th Nov 6pm – 8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council
Thurs 9th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

For more information contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic will reopen in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm during term. The clinic is by appointment only on a first come, first served basis. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Free Upcoming Workshops

  • 6pm-7pm Tues 7th Nov: Troubled by Procrastination 1: Goal Setting and Motivation in AC215
  • 6pm-7pm Weds 8th Nov: Troubled by Procrastination 2: Putting off Procrastination in AC203
  • 7.30pm-8.30pm Weds 15th Nov: ‘Let’s talk about stammering’ Information evening for students affected by Stammering in The Bridge Room (1001), 1st Floor, Library Lobby

 

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

  • Scholarship for female Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Recipients will be invited to attend an all-expense paid retreat at a Google office in 2018 and will also gain access to a global community of scholars
  • Deadline: 11th December 2017

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee discussing The Future of Europe and talk on EU Jobs – open to students and academics from all disciplines.
  • Glen Dimplex & RBK Company Presentations
  • NYQUEST Camp Canada Information Stand and Presentation
  • Personal Statements workshop
  • Pop-up CV/Career/Further Studies Queries Clinic at Blackstone Launchpad

 

Washington Ireland Programme Info Event 6pm-7pm Tues 7th Nov in Bank of Ireland

The Washington Ireland Programme is a Leadership and Service programme that builds skills in engagement with civic and social issues through summer placements in Washington DC for current higher education students in Ireland.  For catering purposes drop us a line to let us know you can attend: alive@nuigalway.ie

 

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: 1st December 2017

 

Contact Us

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

Our office is 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.

 

Charity Christmas Day

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Deck the halls and jingle your bells! The biggest charity event of semester 1 is upon us!
All proceeds go to Domestic Violence Response Ltd & Amach LGBT Galway
 
Featuring Christmas Dinner, Santa, Christmas jumpers, tinsel, good cheer, cheesy Christmas tunes, DJs and lots of festive surprises from 1pm at Sult NUI Galway. Entry to Sult is €5 and includes Christmas Dinner in a box (served until 3pm). Tickets are now SOLD OUT for Sult.
 
€5 wristbands for entry to Electric Garden & Theatre or 44ClubGalway between 10pm-11pm on sale from the SU Office (10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (11am-3pm – card only). Over 18’s ID required.
 
Please note wristbands only allow entry between 10pm and 11pm to either Electric or 44 – they will fill up quick so get there early if you’ve a preference! After 11pm you’ve to pay in as normal.
 
Over 18’s ID Required. Normal house rules apply.
 
Wristbands don’t get you in to Sult NUI Galway no matter what your friend says!

Charity Cake Sale & Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents The Ultimate Study Break:
Cuireann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, An Briseadh Staidéar Iontach i Láthair:

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit
An Díolachán Cácaí Mór Millteach ar son Carhanachtaí agus Cuairt Fheirm Pheataí Wooly Ward

11am – 4pm Wednesday 29th November 2017 in Áras na Mac Léinn
11r.n. – 4i.n., Dé Céadaoin, an 29 Samhain 2017 Áras na Mac Léinn

There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

All funds raised go to Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!
Tabharfar an t-airgead ar fad do Domestic Violence Response agus AMACH!