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NUIG St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements 2018

News & Events

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

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

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

News & Events

#NUIGSU18 Election Results 9th March 2018

President Election Result: Megan Reilly Deemed Elected

1st Round:

Mac Suibhne, Fiachra 596

Molony, John 618

Ravichandran, Aswin 214

Reilly, Megan 1,606

RON: 15

Total: 3,063

Spoils: 14

Total Valid Poll: 3,049

Quota: 1,525

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

1st Round:

Courtney, Louis 1,560

Koennecker, Stephanie 244

O’Shaughnessy, Cian 1,133

Total: 3,031

Spoils: 34

Total Valid Poll: 2,997

Quota: 1,499

RON: 60

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

1st Round:

Austick, Clare 1,328

Fallon, Aisling 512

Feeney, Georgia 901

O’Connell, Coleman 212

Total: 3,008

Spoils: 33

Total Valid Poll: 2,975

Quota: 1,488

RON: 22

O’Connell and RON Eliminated

 2nd Round:

Austick, Clare 1,383

Fallon, Aisling 557

Feeney, Georgia 966

Fallon Eliminated

3rd Round:

Austick, Clare 1,645

Feeney, Georgia 1,163

 

 

SU Weekly Email 25 – 8th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union .

 

VOTE TODAY!

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

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

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

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

 

Interested in running for election?

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

More information here.

 

Free Stuff Today!

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

 

Class Rep Council Chair Election Result #NUIGSU18

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

 

Register to Vote in the 8th Amendment Referendum This Tuesday

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

 

Read Sin Issue 10 Here!

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

 

8 Week €40 Yoga Course Starts Tonight!

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

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

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

 

Lidl FREE Bus Every Monday from Corrib Village

  • Leaves Corrib Village 6.30pm
  • Leaves Lidl 7.30pm

 

Neuro Soc Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week Events

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

For more information contact neuro@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

A Beautiful Mind: Connecting Arts & Mental Health

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

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

 

Student Connect Mentor Recruitment

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

Closing date 12noon Weds 14th March.

 

Operation Resuscitation

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Win Prizes for Walking in the NUIG Marchathon Challenge

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

 Get your entries in by 2pm Friday 9th March

 

Focus Group Participants Required

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

 

At Blackstone Launchpad next week

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

 

Governance Research

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

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

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

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

#NUIGSU18 SU Council Chair Election Results + USI Elections

News & Events

Students’ Union Council Chairperson Election Monday 5th March 2018

Returning Officer: Andrew Forde

Candidates:

COOKE, Kenneth

DEVLIN LARSEN, Megan Jane

GARRISON, Annelise

VAUGHAN, Sabrina

Total Votes Cast: 68

Total Spoiled Votes: 0

Total Valid Votes: 68

Quota: 35

Count 1

COOKE, Kenneth 7

DEVLIN LARSEN, Megan Jane 20

GARRISON, Annelise 10

VAUGHAN, Sabrina 31

COOKE, Kenneth eliminated and second preferences distributed.

Count 2

DEVLIN LARSEN, Megan Jane 21

GARRISON, Annelise 12

VAUGHAN, Sabrina 35

VAUGHAN, Sabrina DEEMED ELECTED.

USI ELECTIONS 2018

TOTAL VOTES CAST: 64

TOTAL SPOLIED VOTES:0

TOTAL VALID VOTES: 64

PRESIDENT

CAHILL, Síona 59

RON 5

VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

HASSAN, Oisín 61

RON 3

VP FOR CAMPAIGNS

BYRNES, Michelle 62

RON 2

VP FOR THE IRISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

DEASY, Aoife 64

RON 0

VP FOR WELFARE

ELDER, Jessica 16

MCLEAN, Damien 34

MURTAGH, Niamh 10

SHERLOCK, Rachel 2

RON 0

VP FOR EQUALITY AND CITIZENSHIP

CUSACK, Aisling 41

HEVERIN, Anna 22

RON 1

VP FOR THE BORDER MIDLANDS AND WESTERN REGION

CLOHESSY, Barry 35

O’DONNELL, Robert 28

RON 1

SU Weekly Email 24 – 5th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your later than usual weekly email from your Students’ Union –  delayed due to the snow!

 

#NUIGSU18 Vote This Thursday!

Voting will take place this Thursday 8th of March to elect your SU President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer for 2018/19.

You can vote in the following locations just make sure to bring your NUIG ID

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

Not on campus next Thursday to Vote? Register online here before midnight Wednesday 7th of March for your Remote Vote and then you can log in and vote 10am-8pm on Thursday 8th of March.

 

Class Reps Last SU Council Meeting + Election of SU Council Chairperson TONIGHT

6pm Monday 5th of March in AM250 in the Arts Millennium Building.

The candidates are:

  • Cooke, Kenneth
  • Devlin Larsen, Megan Jane
  • Garrison, Annelise
  • Vaughan, Sabrina

PLEASE NOTE: only registered Class Reps can vote in this election and please bring your NUIG ID!

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

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

 

Camp Leaders Ireland J1 Info Session Tomorrow

Camp Leaders Ireland will be in The View Áras na Mac Léinn 4pm-5pm TOMORROW Tuesday 6th of March to answer all your J1 queries.

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

  • 5.30pm-7pm Tues 6th March Exam Skills and Stress Management in G010 Library Lobby
  • 5.30pm-6.30pm Weds 7th March Decision Making in G011 Library Lobby
  • 7pm-8.30pm Weds 7th March Managing your Time and Workload in AC203
  • 1pm-3pm Thurs 8th March Transition to Employment – Interview Skills Workshop in G010 Library Lobby
  • 11am-1pm Fri 9th March Exam Preparation Boot Camp in G010 Library Lobby
  • 7pm-9pm Tues 13th March Exam Preparation Boot Camp in G010 Library Lobby

 

ALIVE Certificate Ceremony – Tuesday 10th April

This year as we celebrate your volunteering all year long with campus and community activities our new President of NUI Galway will delighted to see you and join in the celebrations! To log your volunteering and apply for the award login with your Student ID and Student Password here.

Not sure if you have enough volunteer hours built up? Lots of great new roles added every day to view and sign up to at: www.nuigalway.ie/alive

 

Win Prizes from Fat Tony’s

Fat Tony’s barbers will be in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm this Thursday 8th of March and will have loads of freebies and prizes for you to win!

 

NUIG Marchathon2018 Challenge – win while you walk!

  1. Like the Smarter Travel CampusFacebook page/share their posts to be in with a chance to win a €25 One4All voucher.
  2. Send your team photo to info@smartertravelcampus.ie by 2pm this Friday to win a Marchathon goodie pack!

 

#NUIGSU18 Elections Part Time Officer Nominations

Nominations for the SU voluntary part-time officer positions will open at 10am on Thursday the 21st of March and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March. Nomination forms will be available from the SU Office and the SU Website.

The election will take place on Thursday 12th of April 2018.

Your full guide to running for SU Elections 2018/19 is available HERE.

 

Lidl FREE Bus Every Monday from Corrib Village

  • Leaves Corrib Village 6.30pm
  • Leaves Lidl 7.30pm

 

Journalism Society Talk

This Wednesday 7th of March NUIG Journalism Society will host a talk with Kernan Andrews from the Galway Advertiser 7pm-8pm followed by a free showing of Anchorman with snacks in the Arts Millennium Building.

 

Survey: Beliefs & Attitudes Relating to Road Safety

The survey is basic and is to find out people’s attitudes towards Road Safety in Ireland.  It will take just over 3 minutes to fill out.

 

At Blackstone Launchpad this week: 

  • 12pm-2pm Mon 5th March in Blackstone Launchpad – ‘Business model canvas by Dennis Dennehy’.
  • 4pm-8pm Thurs 8th March in the Bailey Allen Hall Blackstone stand at ‘Galway Energy Summit 2018’
  • 10am-2pm Fri 9th March in Blackstone Launchpad – ‘App Development with Aidan Breen’. For more information or to book a slot email: neil.ferguson@nuigalway.ie

 

Matte To Metallic FREE Makeup Masterclass

1pm-2.30pm Tuesday 6th of March in Áras Moyola

 

2nd Year Students Wanted: Please Share Your Opinion of The Student Experience at NUIG –  €20 One4all voucher per participant!

This involves participating in 2 workshops discussing first year at NUIG and what support first year students need to help them adjust to college life.

The workshops will take place on the following dates and times;

  • Monday 5th March 5pm to 6.30pm (pizza at 6.30pm) AND
  • Tuesday 6th March 12.30pm to 1.30pm (lunch at 1.30pm)

The workshops are interactive and creative and food will be provided at both.  If you are interested in taking part please email: n.daniels3@nuigalway.ie

 

Read Sin Issue 9 Here!

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches 10,000 Step Challenge

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches 10,000 Step Challenge

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched the Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge for NUI Galway students and staff. The aim of the event is to encourage staff and students to walk more so that they reach 10,000 steps per day by the end of the challenge on the 23rd of March. Participants have the chance of winning prizes such as action cameras, shopping vouchers and challenge goodie packs from the National Transport Authority just by walking!

The health benefits of walking are huge as it helps tone muscles, strengthen bones, increases metabolism and reduces the risk of high blood pressure. Regular walking can also have a big impact on your mental health as it reduces stress, improves mood and increases self-esteem.

The Students’ Union is also making sure that participants stay safe by staying seen while walking as they have distributed hundreds of free high visibility items from the Road Safety Authority. Participants can still register online for the challenge at https://www.activetravellogger.ie/

Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “It’s great to see students and staff coming together as a community for a project like this. Sneaking in a short walk each day can transform your health, body and mind plus it’s free! We are privileged to have some beautiful walks on campus which can easily be enjoyed on a break from study or work.”

Students’ Union Vice President/Education Officer Andrew Forde said: “In the lead up to exams it’s important that students ensure they make time for regular exercise in their schedules. Just 40 minutes of walking three times a week has been shown to protect the brain region associated with planning and memory. The Challenge is a great chance to turn exercise into a daily habit and there’s the added bonus that you can win prizes just by taking part!”

PHOTO: (Left to Right) NUI Galway Students’ Union Officers: Sabrina Vaughan, Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh, Sarah Murphy and Megan Reilly.

SU Weekly Email 23 – 22nd February 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator 11am-3pm TODAY 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.
  • Get FREE High Vis stuff.
  • FREE Bike Clinic with An Mheitheal Rothar
  • 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.

 

#NUIGSU18 Elections Nominations Open TODAY!

Nominations for the 3 full-time paid officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer will open at 10am TODAY Thursday 22nd of February 2018. Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of February at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. The Election will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday the 8th of March 2018.

The part-time officer positions of – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality Officer, Societies’ Chairperson, Postgraduate Officer, Clubs’ Captain, 5 College Convenors and Mature Students’ Officer – will all be elected on Thursday 12th of April 2018. Nominations for these positions will open at 10am on Thursday the 21st of March 2018 and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm in on Monday 5th of March 2018. Nominations for this position are now open and will close at 5pm on Monday 26th of February. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

Your full guide to running for SU Elections 2018/19 is available HERE.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Equality Week Events TODAY

12pm-1pm Official University of Sanctuary Campaign launch in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre.

3.30pm-6pm Cultural Food Fair in The View and Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Áras na Mac Léinn

More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Council Chair Nominations are Open #NUIGSU18

Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and the SU Website. Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 26th of February at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

The Election will take place at the SU Council Meeting on Monday 5th of March at 6pm in AM250 Arts Millennium Building.

PLEASE NOTE: only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

 

How many steps a day do you do? Could you handle 10,000?

The Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge is happening from Monday 26th February to Friday 23rd March. Students and staff from colleges throughout the country will get out walking in this fun event to win prizes, get fitter and use their feet as a sustainable form of transport. Sign up your team of 3-6 people now!

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 26th Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 26th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 27th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

For More Information Contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Read Sin Issue 9 Here!

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

 

Upcoming J1 Information Sessions

  • 6pm-7pm Monday 26th January USIT Talk in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 4pm-5pm Tuesday 27th February Camp Leaders in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

 

FREE Talks this Tuesday in the Library

Citation and referencing: beginner 14:00-15:00 Tues 27 Feb

Paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism 15:00-16:00 Tues 27 Feb

 

Undergraduate Research Conference presents – PUBLIC SPEAKING: HINTS & TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Worried about public speaking? If the thought of talking in a small or large group gives you worries, come along to our workshop on communication and public speaking. Facilitator Joanne Duffy will be giving a fun, interactive talk about the hints and tips that have helped her to overcome confidence challenges and go on to be strong communicator! 6pm-7pm Tues 5th March in the Meeting Room upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

NUIG Relay For Life 2018

NUIG’s Cancer Society is holding their 4th annual Relay for Life 6pm-6am on Thursday 15th March. There will be various events on the night such as the survivors lap, competitions to win amazing prizes, themed laps, movie screenings, candle of hope ceremony, plenty of food, a variety of different performances and all while raising vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society. It’s open to EVERYBODY! You can sign up online using this link.

For more information on registering your team, email: cancersoc@socs.nuigalway.ie, or message NUIG Cancer Society on Facebook

 

Registration now open for NUI Galway International Women’s Week Events 5th-9th March

 

Casting call for extras for 2 short films and a documentary

Masters students are looking for extras of all ages, ethnicities, and genders to take part in two short films and a documentary. If interested, please email s.mcevoy5@nuigalway.ie with a picture and some details about yourself.

 

Focus Group Participants Required – FREE Pizza + €10 SU Card Credit!

The University are looking for students to take part in Focus Groups looking at your thoughts and opinions on NUI Galway “the brand”.

The Focus Groups will take place on Tuesday 27th of February at the following times

  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm
  • 3.45pm – 5.15pm

It will be a very laid back discussion with free pizza! If you are interested in taking part please email visit@nuigalway.ie        

 

Galway Sports Partnership FREE Activity Leader Award Course this Friday & Saturday

Normally this course is €45 per person but NUI Galway students can attend for FREE. The course is targeted a people who are looking at delivering activities (sporting/games) to groups and it would suit anyone aiming to help out at summer camps, youth groups etc. The course takes place this Friday 6:30pm – 9:30pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm in the Connacht hotel. If interested please contact Jason.craughwell@galwaycity.ie ASAP for application form. Application deadline 5pm TODAY.

 

NUIG First Year Ball

The NUI Galway First Year ball takes place on Wednesday 14th of March and tickets are just €30 or €15 for afters only.

 

Call to Action! We want to hear your attitudes and beliefs towards people with obesity – survey takes less than 10 minutes

We are currently conducting an online survey of the levels of obesity stigma within the student population at NUI Galway. The results will be used to test the effectiveness of various interventions to address obesity stigma.

 

Charity Concierge recruiting volunteers for Latitude & Electric Picnic

All funds raised go to provide clean water, daily meals, deworming tablets, malaria nets, health education and more to children in African countries.

 

Events at Blackstone Launchpad next week

 

Applications open for “My Thesis in 3 minutes… in French!” Contest 

If you are a PhD student and you speak French, take part to this very special competition in Dublin on 14th March in Trinity College Dublin. You will have 3 minutes to present your research to a non-specialist audience. Registration is open until Tuesday the 27th February. This contest is open to all disciplines and all nationalities, with great prizes to win!

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

  • 1pm-2pm TODAY Transition to Employment – Employer Panel in G010 Library Lobby. Open to students with a disability or mental health challenge.
  • 5.30pm-7.30pm Tues 27th Feb Exam Skills & Stress Management in G010 Library Lobby. Open to all students
  • 1pm-2pm Thurs 1st March Transition to Employment – CV Workshop in Careers Seminar Room. Open to students with a disability or mental health challenge.

 

2018 Chinese Lantern Festival

To celebrate the Chinese New Year of Dog, NUI Galway China Society will hold a Lantern Festival Party in the Hub from 1pm on Sunday 4th of March. We will show some Chinese traditional culture, such as Chinese writing, painting and we will teach you how to cook the delicious Chinese dumplings. All students welcome! Attendance is free but you have to book your place HERE. More info at NUI Galway China Society Facebook page or email chinese@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Weekly Job Market in Bank of Ireland on the concourse – come meet Revenue, LK Shields, EY, ALISON publishing, Verve, GLG, IntertradeIreland, Lidl . Free pizza and cake!
  • Careers with Botany and Plant Science
  • Diversity after University
  • Company presentations by Lidl and Wayfair
  • Career Options with Arts Fair
  • Careers in Creative Industries
  • Interview Skills Workshop

 

Want to win a 32GB iPad and make NUI Galway a better place?

Take 10 minutes to complete the National Student Survey now! The survey is open to all First Year and Final Year Undergrad students, and students on Taught and Research Postgrad programmes. Deadline this Sunday 25th February

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 22 – 15th February 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Equality Week 2018

Mon 19th Feb

6pm GiGSoc Book Club Discussing “But I’m a Cheerleader” in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn

7pm Law Society & Fáilte Refugees Society Direct Provision and the Right to Work Panel Discussion in the AC201.

9pm Late & Live for SU Equality Week with Comedy Soc. FREE Comedy, Music, pints and pizza in the Bank of Ireland Theatre (beside Sult)

Tues 20th Feb

1.30pm-2.30pm Universal Design for Learning with NUIG Disability Support Services. Panel discussion and group work for lecturers and students on how to make learning materials more accessible to all students. Venue THB-G010 Moore Institute. Sandwiches, tea & coffee provided.

7pm Fáilte Refugees Society Table Quiz in the Roisin Dubh aimed at overcoming myths around refugees and asylum seekers. €5 with reduced Silent Disco entry included.

Weds 21st Feb

6pm-9pm Impacte Society Movie Night “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre with free pizza, tea and coffee.

6pm-9pm Fáilte Refugees Society “A Taste of Home” Clothes Collection in Teach Solais LGBT Resource Centre.

7pm-9pm GiGSoc Dance, dress up and drag event in IT202 with free pizza and drinks.

9.30pm GiGSoc and DramSoc Lip Sync Battle in the Bailey Allen Hall.

Thurs 22nd Feb

12pm-1pm Official University of Sanctuary Campaign launch in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre. The University of Sanctuary Campaign is an initiative to encourage and celebrate the good practice of Universities welcoming refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants into their communities. The Campaign fosters a culture of welcome and inclusion for all those seeking sanctuary.

3.30pm-6pm Cultural Food Fair in The View and Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Áras na Mac Léinn

More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator 11am-3pm Thursday 22nd of February 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.
  • Get FREE High Vis stuff.
  • 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.

 

Give Blood Today 12pm-3.30pm in the Bailey Allen Hall

 

#NUIGSU18 Elections Nominations Open Thursday!

The full-time officers – the President, the Vice-President/Education Officer and the Vice-President/Welfare & Equality Officer – will all be elected on Thursday the 8th of March 2018. Nominations for these positions will open at 10am on Thursday the 22nd of February 2018.

The part-time officer positions of – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality Officer, Societies’ Chairperson, Postgraduate Officer, Clubs’ Captain, 5 College Convenors and Mature Students’ Officer – will all be elected on Thursday 12th of April 2018. Nominations for these positions will open at 10am on Thursday the 21st of March 2018.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm in on Monday 5th of March 2018. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

Your full guide to running for SU Elections 2018/19 is available HERE.

 

How many steps a day do you do? Could you handle 10,000?

The Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge is happening from Monday 26th February to Friday 23rd March. Students and staff from colleges throughout the country will get out walking in this fun event to win prizes, get fitter and use their feet as a sustainable form of transport. Sign up your team of 3-6 people now!

 

Want to win a 32GB iPad and make NUI Galway a better place?

Take 10 minutes to complete the National Student Survey now! The survey is open to all First Year and Final Year Undergrad students, and students on Taught and Research Postgrad programmes. Deadline Sunday 25th February

 

SU 8 week €40 Ashtanga Yoga Course Now Enrolling

It will run from Thursday 1st March to Thursday 19th April.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-6pm

The course cost is €40 and you can pay in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524 810 to register with credit card.

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

  • 5.30pm-7pm Tues 20th Feb Note Taking & Study Skills in G011 Library Lobby
  • 5.30pm-7.30pm Weds 21st Feb Troubled by Procrastination in G010 Library Lobby
  • 1pm-2pm Thurs 22nd Feb Transition to Employment – Employer Panel in GO10 Library Lobby. Open to students with a disability or mental health challenge.

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Weekly Job Market in Bank of Ireland on the concourse – come meet GlanAgua, Medtronic, Aldi, Mixtape Marketing, Siren (data Intelligence). Free pizza and cake!
  • Medtronic CV and Interview Skills Workshop
  • GlanAgua and Medtronic Company Presentation
  • Engineering Industry Panel Event
  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • CV Workshop
  • Transition to Employment Workshop

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

 

Run out of power in your laptop, smart phone or tablet?

You can charge it up for FREE in the NUIG Library’s new self-service charging lockers. Drop by the library foyer to try them out. They’re pretty self-explanatory, but here’s a video on how to use them just in case!

 

Sign up to the Undergraduate Research Conference – Build your CV and Skills

The Undergraduate Research Conference is a great event to be part of – you can come along and listen, or you can register to speak and share a paper or project you have worked on. It’s a fun, comfortable, and relaxed space for you to experience a conference. Friday March 16th from 10am – 2pm great food, and chance to give a short talk to a small group about an area that interests you. Great for the CV!

To sign up to attend

To sign up to speak

To join the volunteer team

 

NUIG & AIT ACS Masquerade Ball

As it will be taking during Black History Month on Friday 16th of Feb our Dress Code will be – Class meets Culture. You can choose to wear formal (Black Tie) or cultural attire. It will be a night filled with music, dance, poetry and food. This fantastic night will consist of a 3 course meal, major acts, crowning of the King and Queen and other amazing activities! It’s a night not to be missed. ID will also be required on the night. Tickets are €20 and are available in the Soc Box in NUIG. P.S – Masquerade Masks are COMPULSORY on the night

 

FREE Talk: Searching for your research topic

14:30-15:30 Thurs 22nd Feb in the Library. Register here

 

Applications for the next NUIG Explore Innovation Awards have been launched!

1st Place: €2,000, 2nd Place: €1,000, 3rd Place: €900

CLOSING DATE: 3rd March 2018

 

What Kind of Writer Are You?

The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) manager Dr Ira Ruppo will be in the Library 12pm-1pm Thursday 22nd February to help you answer the question, ‘What kind of writer are you?’ Learning about your writing type can help you to manage your time as you research, draft, and edit your assignments. She can also answer any questions you have about the AWC and its services. You can find the Academic Skills Hub in the NUI Galway Library foyer, inside the electronic gates and then diagonally to your left.

 

Read Sin Issue 8 Here!

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

 

LibQual 2017 Survey

You may have completed our LibQual survey last year. Thanks for your feedback! So what have we done about it? Find out here

 

Blackstone Launchpad Open Day 1pm-2pm Weds 21st Feb

This event is an open day for all students to come into the Launchpad on the Concourse where they can hear the interns talk about the services provided by Blackstone Launchpad, how our mentoring works and the successful projects Blackstone has had so far. There will also be some give-aways (free food!) on the day and a creativity workshop with clay modelling to help inspire creativity.

 

Become one of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Advocates With Overseas Placement in Vietnam or Tanzania

The SDG Advocate programme offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their community, by becoming one of Ireland’s positive change makers. The 8 month training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project internationally and lead transformative change in Ireland. Closing Date: 5th March 2018

 

Are you an NUI Galway or NUI graduate living in Ireland or overseas?

Are you registered to vote in Seanad Éireann elections? The deadline to be added to the NUI Seanad voter register is Monday 26th February.

Go to http://www.nui.ie/elections/seanad-register.asp to download the registration form. It must be printed, signed and posted to the Records Office, National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 or sent as a scanned copy to records@nui.ie before Monday 26th February 2018. Overseas graduates are eligible to vote in Seanad elections too.

 

NUI Galway 8K FREE Meet & Train Sessions 

The NUIG Galway 8k in aid of Jigsaw Galway will be held on Saturday 10th March on the NUI Galway Campus starting at 10am at the Kingfisher Club and finishing at the Quadrangle. There are free meet-and-train sessions on at 1pm each Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and also Wednesdays at 6pm departing from the Sports Centre on the NUI Galway campus.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets On Sale Now

NUI Galway student tickets now on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk for the following Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 19:35 Fri 16th Feb vs Zebre €15

 

Life Skills Courses Update

Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524 810 to register by credit card

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

Road Safety Day

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day

Lá na Sábháilteachta ar Bhóithre

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator + Bike Clinic

11am-3pm Thursday 22nd of February 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.
  • Get FREE High Vis stuff.
  • 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.

NUIG SU Equality Week 2018

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Equality Week 2018

Seachtain Chomhionannais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh 2018

Monday 19th February/Dé Luain an 19 Feabhra

6pm GiGSoc Book Club Discussing “But I’m a Cheerleader” in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn

7pm Law Society & Fáilte Refugees Society Direct Provision and the Right to Work Panel Discussion in the AC201.

9pm Late & Live for SU Equality Week with Comedy Soc. FREE Comedy, Music, pints and pizza in the Bank of Ireland Theatre (beside Sult)

Tuesday 20th February/Dé Máirt an 20 Feabhra

1.30pm-2.30pm Universal Design for Learning with NUIG Disability Support Services. Panel discussion and group work for lecturers and students on how to make learning materials more accessible to all students. Venue THB-G010 Moore Institute. Sandwiches, tea & coffee provided.

7pm Fáilte Refugees Society Table Quiz in the Roisin Dubh aimed at overcoming myths around refugees and asylum seekers. €5 with reduced Silent Disco entry included.

Wednesday 21st February/Dé Céadaoin an 21 Feabhra

6pm-9pm Impacte Society Movie Night “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre with free pizza, tea and coffee.

6pm-9pm Fáilte Refugees Society “A Taste of Home” Clothes Collection in Teach Solais LGBT Resource Centre.

7pm-9pm GiGSoc Dance, dress up and drag event in IT202 with free pizza and drinks.

9.30pm GiGSoc and Drama Soc Lip Sync Battle in the Bailey Allen Hall.

Thursday 22nd February/Déardaoin an 22 Feabhra

12pm-1pm Official University of Sanctuary Campaign launch in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre. The University of Sanctuary Campaign is an initiative to encourage and celebrate the good practice of Universities welcoming refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants into their communities. The Campaign fosters a culture of welcome and inclusion for all those seeking sanctuary.

3.30pm-6pm Cultural Food Fair in The View and Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Áras na Mac Léinn

More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolas ar fáil ó su.equality@nuigalway.ie