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NUIG SU Equality Week 2018

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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

SU Weekly Email 21 – 8th February 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist This Monday €5

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 12th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 from the SU/SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds from the gig will be going to Draíocht NUI Galway. This is part of our SHAG Week events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned!

Become a 2018/19 CÉIM Peer Learning Leader – Applications Close Monday

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and meet new people in a relaxed environment. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st year and 2nd year Geography students. Benefits: develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 12 February.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week

Mon 12th of Feb

  • 9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing in the View with AIDS West – no appointment necessary, results in 1 minute.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.
  • 8pm Comedy Sex Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 all proceeds go to Draiocht.

Tues 13th of Feb

  • 10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. This training is designed to increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence and give participants an opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence. Sign up in the SU Office – Limited to 20 Students – €10 Donation to Galway Rape Crisis Centre.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.
  • 8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult. FREE Event.

Weds 14th of Feb

  • Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!
  • 9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing in the View with AIDS West – no appointment necessary, results in 1 minute.
  • 12pm-2pm AIDS West table at Smokey’s Café and Snapchat takeover
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.
  • 8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness at Sult. FREE event.

Thurs 15th of Feb

  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus. More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

#NUIGSU18 Elections

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

 

FREE ICE CREAM TODAY!

Today the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are on NUI Galway campus handing out FREE ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. For a chance to win come visit them outside the library for TODAY only. Follow #StudentSwitchOff for more details.

 

Read Sin Issue 8 Here!

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

 

A Reminder from An Garda Síochána that they have a zero tolerance approach with regards to excessive drinking, drug abuse and public disorder in Galway.

Excessive drink/drug abuse and public disorder will lead to one or more of the following:

  • Fixed Charge Notice
  • Arrest
  • Charge Sheet or Summons to Court
  • Fines of up to €1,500
  • Criminal Conviction
  • Imprisonment

The Implications of a Criminal Conviction:

  • You won’t get a J1 Visa
  • You may not get future employment
  • Expelled University for Breach of Student Code of Conduct
  • Impact on Garda vetting for future employment

Galway Bye-laws on consumption of alcohol in public places:

  • Gardaí can issue a €100 on the spot fine if they catch you drinking in the streets.
  • This goes up to €200 if not paid within 21 days.
  • If you don’t pay in 56 days you can end up in court facing a charge of €1,500.
  • Don’t take the risk.

Please act responsibly and respectfully. Look after yourselves and each other.

 

Give Blood at NUIG Next Week

2pm-5.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Bailey Allen Hall organised by Sláinte Society.

 

Have You Taken the Student Survey Yet?

The survey is open to all First Year and Final Year Undergraduate students, and students on Taught and Research Postgraduate programmes. It runs from 5-25 February, 2018.

 

FREE Event Critical Thinking: The Evaluation of Information

14:30-15:30 Thurs 15 Feb in the library. Register 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!

 

FREE Mindfulness Based Living Course starts Weds

Starts Wednesday February 14th for 6 weeks 5pm – 6:30pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm in MY123, Áras Moyola

  • Learn skills to address anxiety and stress
  • Have better focus and concentration for study
  • Be more confident and self-aware
  • Promotes a better relationship with yourself and others

 

The Academic Writing Centre is now open
You can drop into the AWC to get help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism. Opening hours: 11am-1pm and 6pm-9pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights).

Our Editing Competition is now live, head to @AwcNUIG #EditMeNUIG Details.

 

Meet & Walk Group

There’s a new meet and walk group every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday leaving from outside the Sports Centre at 1.05pm – all welcome to join the 45 minute walk!

Do you have an idea for a product or service? 
NUIG’s EntreSoc Start-Up School is where all students are welcome to pitch ideas, form teams, and build amazing start-ups all over the course of 5 weeks. The competition will start in G018 in the Alice Perry Engineering Building at 6.30pm on Thursday 8th of February. There’s a top prize of €3,000.

 

Please complete Irish Language Education Survey/Suirbhé ar Oideachas na Gaeilge

 

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.

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 12th Feb 6pm – 8pm AM250 O’Heocha Theatre Arts Millennium SU Council
Tues 13th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 14th Feb 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 15th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

Contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

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.

 

Smart Searching for your Assignments Free Classes Begin 13th Feb 2018

The Academic Skills Hub in the library are running drop-in classes for students on Smart Searching for your Assignments. These sessions will cover:

  • Navigating the library website
  • Using library guides to identify sources for assignments
  • An introduction to databases
  • Using Google Scholar to find information

Running Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11am-11:30am and Thursday 2pm-2:30pm, these short sessions will be held in the library training room on the ground floor of the library. No need to sign-up. For more info contact: academicskills@nuigalway.ie

 

Transition to Employment #getjobready

Transition to employment is open to students with a disability or experiencing anxiety, stress, depression or other mental health challenges.

  1. Launch 1pm-2pm Thurs 8th Feb in GO10 Library Lobby beside soft seating.

Get support and advice as you prepare to leave college and progress in your career.

  1. Disclosure Session 1pm-2pm Thurs 15th Feb in GO11 Library Lobby beside soft seating.

Learn how/when to disclose your disability/mental health challenge during the job hunting process. Confidentiality is assured.

 

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 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 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

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 3 Spaces Left!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

 

Tickets for the NUIG Postgrad Ball are on Sale Now

 

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 Pledge To Save Energy On Campus

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NUI Galway Students Pledge To Save Energy On Campus

Galway students told to switch off the lights to save energy and win prizes to combat climate change as part of national campaign

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) in partnership with NUI Galway Students’ Union, NUI Galway, and NUI Galway Green Campus has today launched a major European energy efficiency and energy saving campaign called ‘Student Switch Off’ encouraging students in Galway to save energy and combat climate change. The campaign is supported by the European Union to the sum of  €1.5m over the next 3 years across Europe.

Speaking about the launch, USI President Michael Kerrigan said, “We’re delighted to officially launch the ‘Student Switch Off’ campaign right here in NUI Galway to help students save energy. It’s great to see students taking the lead on issues like climate change and sustainability. The aim of the campaign is simple: save energy, and win prizes like Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and open student return tickets from Irish Rail. All students have to do to take part is add the campaign on Snapchat on SwitchOff.ie and take part in the call to actions, which involve taking a selfie doing an energy saving action at home.”

NUI Galway Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh went on to say, “NUI Galway Students’ Union are delighted to be involved in the ‘Student Switch Off’ campaign. With the increase in awareness of sustainable living and responsibility with regards to our environment it’s critically important that students play their role in it.

“The Students’ Union along with the Community and University Sustainability Project (CUSP) Team and the NUI Galway Green Campus team have been working together over the past few months to ensure that life on campus provides students with the opportunity to live sustainably. The attitude towards sustainable living that the Students’ Union Commercial Services have now adopted compostable cutlery, plates etc in their outlets. Living plastic free this week has been a huge eye-opener and it’s great to see the movement progressing and moving in the right direction, and ‘Student Switch Off’ will help NUI Galway along the way.”

The ‘Student Switch Off’ campaign will incorporate national-level partnerships with smart meter delivery agencies to show the benefits of smart meters and saving energy. The ‘Student Switch Off’ campaign will provide ongoing advice and support to students via energy-efficiency and bill management training, peer-to-peer advice sharing via video blogs and regular e-mail and social media communications. DCU, Maynooth University, NUI Galway and UCC are the four Irish universities taking part in the first year of the campaign.

USI is the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland. USI works to improve and protect the lives of students every day on academic and social issues through campaigns, training and research.

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Notes:

  • NUI Galway Students’ Union are members of USI – the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland. USI works to improve and protect the lives of students every day on academic and social issues through campaigns, training and research.

 

  • The “Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings 2” (SAVES2) programme is funded under the EU’s Horizon2020 programme, and unites students across the EU in energy saving initiatives in their campus accommodation. The programme has been successful in attracting up to €5m of EU funding for activities across Europe to fund a campaign in Ireland called ‘Student Switch Off’.

 

  • The targets of the Student Switch Off campaign is to reach over 219,358 students (both in private and dormitories) over the duration. 30.95 GWh primary energy savings triggered over project duration (broken down across the 3 academic years).

 

  • The programme will be co-ordinated across Europe by the National Union of Students – USI’s partner organisation in the UK.

 

  • Universities and student organisations from across Europe will take part and have received funding through the plan for the energy saving initiative.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Michael Kerrigan – USI President

Mob: (087) 691 1515

Ph: (01) 905 2095

E-mail: president@usi.ie

 

Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh  – NUI Galway Students’ Union President

Mob: 086 385 5502

Ph: 091 492 746

E-mail: su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Rapid HIV Testing Clinics at NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week

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Rapid HIV Testing Clinics at NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their SHAG Week (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) events which will include free confidential rapid HIV testing with AIDS West. The Rapid HIV Test is remarkable as it gives a HIV result in less than a minute – it is the world’s fastest HIV test. Worryingly the numbers of new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland have increased by 35% since 2011. Early diagnosis is also key, as HIV is often transmitted by people who are unaware that they are HIV Positive. The World Health Organisation estimates that 30% of people living with HIV do not know their status.

 

No appointment is necessary and all are welcome to attend the clinics 9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm on Monday 12th or Wednesday 14th of February in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway. Contact AIDS West on 091 566 266 or email info@aidswest.ie to find out more or to book an appointment if you prefer.

 

Other free events during the week include a charity comedy hypnotist gig, disclosure training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre, the Dirty Circus and Sex Toy Bingo which is nothing like the bingo your Granny might attend! The free, on campus, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic will have extended hours during SHAG Week. The Students’ Union will also distribute free condoms to all students.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union seeks to educate students about safe, consensual sex and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections through initiatives such as their SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance) campaigns.

 

Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare Officer Megan Reilly said: “We are delighted to be working with AIDS West to bring this free and confidential service to campus for the first time. I would encourage people to get tested if they have concerns over their HIV Status. We’re looking forward to working with AIDS West in the future by having more regular testing on campus and also providing information and education.”

 

Manager of AIDS West, Joe McDonagh added: “We are very grateful that we have received funding from the Galway City Council Health Ireland Pobal Fund, which will allow us to roll out our Free Confidential Rapid HIV Testing service. We are working closely with our colleagues in the Infectious Disease Clinic at University Hospital Galway as we are very aware that there is considerable under detection/reporting of HIV, therefore there is a much greater need for accessible free HIV testing.”

 

ENDS

For more information, contact:

Megan Reilly

Vice-President / Welfare Officer

NUI Galway Students’ Union

Ph. 091 493 570 / 086 385 3659

 

Full timetable of events available here:

http://su.nuigalway.ie/shag-week/

A Message from An Garda Síochána

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A Reminder from An Garda Síochána that they have a zero tolerance approach with regards to excessive drinking, drug abuse and public disorder in Galway.

Excessive drink/drug abuse and public disorder will lead to one or more of the following:

  • Fixed Charge Notice
  • Arrest
  • Charge Sheet or Summons to Court
  • Fines of up to €1,500
  • Criminal Conviction
  • Imprisonment

The Implications of a Criminal Conviction:

  • You won’t get a J1 Visa
  • You may not get future employment
  • Expelled University for Breach of Student Code of Conduct
  • Impact on Garda vetting for future employment

Galway Bye-laws on consumption of alcohol in public places:

  • Gardaí can issue a €100 on the spot fine if they catch you drinking in the streets.
  • This goes up to €200 if not paid within 21 days.
  • If you don’t pay in 56 days you can end up in court facing a charge of €1,500.
  • Don’t take the risk.

Please act responsibly and respectfully. Look after yourselves and each other.

SHAG Week

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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2018

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2018

Monday 12th of February/Dé Luain, an 12 Feabhra

9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing in the View

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

8pm Comedy Sex Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 all proceeds go to Draiocht.

Tuesday 13th of February/Dé Máirt, an 13 Feabhra

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. This training is designed to increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence and give participants an opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence. Sign up in the SU Office – Limited to 20 Students – €10 Donation to Galway Rape Crisis Centre.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult. FREE Event.

Wednesday 14th of February/ Dé Céadaoin, an 14 Feabhra

Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!

9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing in the View

12pm-2pm AIDS West table at Smokey’s Café and Snapchat takeover

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness at Sult. FREE event.

Thursday 15th of February/Déardaoin, an 15 Feabhra

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus. Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

SU Weekly Email 20 – 1st February 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY!

Please vote today in the SU Referendum to reform the officer positions within the Students’ Union.

  • 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café
  • 11am-6pm in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 10am-6pm via Remote Vote on the SU Website

Don’t forget to bring your NUI Galway ID with you to vote.

 

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day This Saturday!

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 3rd February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Domestic Violence Response & AMACH! Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.

 

#NUIGSU18 Full Time Officer Elections

  • Nominations for the three full time paid SU Officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare Officer open at 10am on Thursday 22nd of February.
  • Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of February.
  • The Election will take place on Thursday 8th of March.

Running For Election Guide

 

Mental Health Week Events 2018

Thurs 1st Feb

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in the Library Foyer
  • 10.30am-11.30am Online live Q&A with the Counselling Service

Sat 3rd Feb

  • 11am-5pm Do good, feel good! Volunteer with the SU Charity Collection Day in aid of Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

All week: Help us build a Mental Health Toolkit add your suggestions to the wall in the SU Office or email them to su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

All week: Look out for Snapchat takeovers from the Community Connector, Jigsaw and Welfare packs from the Welfare Crew!

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

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 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 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

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 10 Spaces Left!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

 

Become a 2018/19 CÉIM peer learning leader

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and meet new people in a relaxed environment. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st year and 2nd year Geography students. Benefits: develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 12 February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

Sin Issue 7

You can read the current issue of Sin Newspaper HERE. Email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com to get involved with the paper.

 

Need Books?

Check our second-hand bookshop here

 

SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist Tickets on Sale

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 12th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 from the SU/SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds from the gig will be going to Draíocht NUI Galway. This is part of our SHAG Week events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned!

 

Galway Diabetic Running Club 

Great opportunity to get active 2-3 times a week in a supportive environment which caters to individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

 

Rowing Spinning Classes

NUI Galway Rowing Club are starting a new fitness class on Tuesdays at 6pm in the rowing club for just €3 per session. All are welcome!

 

Tickets for the NUIG Postgrad Ball are on Sale Now

 

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day Tues 6th Feb in Áras na Mac Léinn

The event will run from 12noon to 3pm, with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. SUSI (Grants Authority) will also be in attendance. 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. More information and pre-registration is available at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.

 

Career Development Centre FREE Events next week include:

  • Weekly Job Market in Bank of Ireland on the concourse – come meet Focus Ireland, SITA, A&L Goodbody and Wayfair. Free pizza and cake!
  • Careers in Marketing
  • Careers in the Lab
  • Company presentations by Focus Ireland and SITA
  • Application and interview skills workshop facilitated by A&L Goodbody
  • Transition to Employment workshop
  • Employability Skills Workshop

 

NUIG Athletes – are you ready for your close up?

The University is organising a photo shoot for all NUI Galway students and staff who have competed at county, national or international level in any sport 12pm-12.30pm on Weds 21st Feb at the Quad.

Apply here and wear your kit on the day!

 

FREE Cloakroom Open Today

The SU FREE Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term beside the SU XL Shop.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic every Tues & Weds

The free STI Clinic is in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm. 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

 

Give Blood in Galway

5pm-8.30pm TODAY Thursday 1st of February or 12pm-3.30pm Sunday 4th February in the Clybaun Hotel Galway.

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February in the Menlo Park Hotel

 

Submissions Needed for Exhibition of Art in Support of the Current #repealthe8th Campaign

Extended Submission Deadline 5pm Friday 16th February. Works can be in any medium, paint, film, mixed media, sculpture, photography, performance, installation, writing, etc. More info: repealtaskforceexhibition@gmail.com

 

“Prevention is better than cure”, a quantitative study exploring undergraduate university students’ knowledge, perceived importance and self-efficacy of cancer prevention behaviours.

The proposed study aims to explore knowledge of cancer prevention behaviours among undergraduate students and to identify perceived importance of cancer prevention. The research also aims to determine if undergraduate students are engaging in cancer prevention behaviours.

Please click on this link to complete the survey

 

Join Seas Suas! Registration Deadline 6pm TODAY

Seas Suas is a training programme which promotes the health and wellbeing of students. The training offers the opportunity to increase awareness about challenging situations and helps students to develop skills to successfully deal with such challenges. This semester the Seas Suas Training Programme focuses on a number of interesting topics including, Developing Positive Mental Health, Practical Tips for Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Developing Digital Skills and How to Become a Digital Champion. The training takes place on 6.30pm-8.30pm Tues 6th & Tue 13th of Feb in MY243 Áras Moyola and includes a FREE dinner each evening.

Online Registration Deadline 6pm TODAY Thurs  1st Feb

More Information

 

NUI Galway 8k in aid of Jigsaw Saturday 10th March

Register Here.

 

Are you in a band?

Applications are open until 18th March for YOFest Emerging Bands competition. This is your chance to play at the European Youth Event in Strasbourg this June in front of thousands of young people from across Europe #EYE2018

 

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 19 – 25th January 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Notice of Referendum Thursday 1st February 2018

On Thursday 1st of February you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the restructuring of students’ union officer roles. The wording which will appear on the ballot paper requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

“Do you agreed with referendum motion proposed by the Executive Committee of the Students’ Union of the National University of Ireland Galway on 15th January 2018?”

The proposed amendment to the NUI Galway Students’ Union constitution, as proposed by the SU Executive Committee, if passed, will result in the following:

  • The Vice-President / Welfare Officer will become the Vice-President / Welfare and Equality Officer with added responsibilities in the area of equality.
  • The current part-time Equality Officer position will be abolished.
  • The current Postgraduate Officer will be abolished.
  • Five new part-time officer positions will be created:
  1. The International Students Officer
  2. The Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  3. The Disability Rights Officer
  4. The Postgraduate Taught Officer
  5. The Postgraduate Research Officer

Polling will take place on Thursday 1st of February in the following venues and you must present your NUI Galway ID to vote:

  • 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café
  • 11am-6pm in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 10am-6pm via online Remote Vote on the SU Website. You must register in advance for the Remote Vote option by logging on to www.su.nuigalway.ie

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

 

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 3rd Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 3rd February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Domestic Violence Response & AMACH! Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.

 

Mental Health Week Events 2018

Mon 29th Jan

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in the Library Foyer
  • All Day Jigsaw Galway Snapchat takeover!

Tues 30th Jan

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE pop up Yoga in the Library Foyer
  • 11am – 5pm Vintage Clothes Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm – 7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment

Weds 31st Jan

  • 10.30am – 3.30pm Chats For Change USI Roadshow in the Foyer of the Hardiman Research building
  • 5pm – 7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment

Thurs 1st Feb

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in the Library Foyer
  • 10.30am-11.30am Online live Q&A with the Counselling Service

Sat 3rd Feb

  • 11am-5pm Do good, feel good! Volunteer with the SU Charity Collection Day in aid of Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

All week: Help us build a Mental Health Toolkit add your suggestions to the wall in the SU Office or email them to su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

All week: Look out for Snapchat takeovers from the Community Connector, Jigsaw and more!

All week: Look out for Welfare packs from the Welfare Crew!

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Leadership and Elections Evening #NUIGSU18

At 6pm on Wednesday the 31st of January in  IT250 we are hosting an “SU Leadership and Elections Evening”. The event will see Padraic O’Maille , Ireland’s leading motivational speaker address the audience on Leadership and the discipline of success. Lorcán, the SU President, will then give information on the skills he has needed in his roles as a Class Rep, Part Time Officer and SU President. We will provide information on all upcoming election dates and follow up with a Q & A session, where questions can be put to Students’ Union officers about all things elections and leadership! The event will end with a social at Sult from 8pm! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Become a 2018/19 CÉIM peer learning leader

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and meet new people in a relaxed environment. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st year and 2nd year Geography students. Benefits: develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 12 February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

Sin Issue 7

You can read the current issue of Sin Newspaper HERE. Email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com to get involved with the paper.

 

Vintage Clothes Fair Returns This Tuesday

We will have another Vintage Clothes Fair 11am-5pm Tuesday 30th of January in Áras na Mac Léinn. There’ll be loads of 80s+90s Vintage Fashion with the best trend led Street and Sportswear, Big Brands, Reworked and Accessories.

 

Bike Safety Day on Wednesday

NUI Galway Bike Safety Day is this Wednesday 31st of January. Look out for the volunteers giving out freebies to cyclists at campus entrances 8.30am-10am. Call to the SU Stand at Smokey’s 12pm-2pm to get free bike seat covers and free High Vis gear. We will also have bike lights on sale for just €2 each.

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 29th Jan 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 29th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 30th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC214 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Tues 30th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC215 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

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

 

Need Books?

Check our second-hand bookshop here

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 20 Spaces Left!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

 

Upcoming FREE Courses at NUIG

  1. Mindfulness 7 week Course starts Weds 7th Feb 5pm-6.30pm OR 6.30pm-8pm in MY123, Áras Moyola. Learn skills to address anxiety and stress.
  2. Positive Mind-set & Resilience 4 week Course starts Tues 6th Feb 5:30pm -7pm in Psychology Building 1st floor, Group-room 1064. Explore practical tools for Positive Mind-set and Resilience in a safe, enjoyable and confidential group setting
  3. Managing Your Time & Workload Tues 6th Feb 7pm-8:30pm in GO10 Library Lobby. Gain control and balance of your time and life. Practical tools to work smarter – not harder.
  4. Note Taking & Study Skills Tues 6th Feb 5.30pm-7pm in G011 Library Lobby. Learn practical study skills that make a real difference. Practical note-taking for lectures and study.
  5. Exam Skills & Stress Management Tues 27th Feb 5:30pm–7pm in G010 Library Lobby. How to use past – exam papers. Smart tips and tricks to up your grades. Study/exam stress Management.

More information www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness-spring18

 

2018 Hardiman PhD Scholarships Scheme Application Deadline 5pm Friday 16th February

The Hardiman scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus your fees are paid for the 4 years. These Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise. You will find potential PhD supervisors at Find a Supervisor/ PhD

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

 

SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist Tickets on Sale

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 12th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 from the SU/SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds from the gig will be going to Draíocht NUI Galway. This is part of our SHAG Week events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned!

 

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day Tues 6th Feb in Áras na Mac Léinn

The event will run from 12noon to 3pm, with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. SUSI (Grants Authority) will also be in attendance. 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. More information and pre-registration is available at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.

 

Me Too Campaign Survey

Survey available for all students to help with a video being made to raise awareness for the #MeToo sexual harassment campaign. The more students that participate the better so please take the time to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YS92Q6Z

 

Free Lunchtime Lecture Series

The NUIG School of Geography & Archaeology is running a FREE Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series every Monday at 1pm in the Town Hall Theatre Galway. All Welcome!

 

FREE Cloakroom Open Today

The SU FREE Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term beside the SU XL Shop.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic every Tues & Weds

The free STI Clinic is in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm. 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

 

Give Blood in Galway

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 30th January, Wednesday 31st January & Thursday 1st of February or 12pm-3.30pm Sunday 4th February in the Clybaun Hotel Galway.

 

Drugs.ie “Let’s Talk About Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition 2018.  

The Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk about Drugs’ National Media Awards Competition deadline is 9th April 2018. This year, we want students between 18 and 25 years of age to discuss Club Drugs and Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs). Winners in each category will receive a €250 One4All gift card and the overall winner will receive a prize of a €1,000 One4All gift card. More details and examples of previous winners at www.drugs.ie/awards

 

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 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 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.

Mental Health Week 2018

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week Events 2018

Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte Comhaltas na Mac Léinn OÉ Gaillimh 2018

Monday 29th January / Dé Luain, an 29 Eanáir

10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn (upstairs)

All Day Jigsaw Galway Snapchat takeover!

Tuesday 30th January / Dé Máirt, an 30 Eanáir

10.30am-11.30am FREE pop up Yoga in The Large Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn (downstairs)

11am – 5pm Vintage Clothes Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm – 7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment

Wednesday 31st January / Dé Céadaoin, an 31 Eanáir

10.30am – 3.30pm Chats For Change USI Roadshow in the Foyer of the Hardiman Research building

5pm – 7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment

Thursday 1st February / Déardaoin, an 1 Feabhra

10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn (upstairs)

10.30am-11.30am Online live Q&A with the Counselling Service

Saturday 3rd February / Dé Sathairn, an 3 Feabhra

11am-5pm Do good, feel good! Volunteer with the SU Charity Collection Day in aid of Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

All week: Help us build a Mental Health Toolkit add your suggestions to the wall in the SU Office or email them to su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

All week: Look out for Snapchat takeovers from the Community Connector, Jigsaw and more!

All week: Look out for Welfare packs from the Welfare Crew!

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

#littlethings

#littlethings is a mental health and wellbeing campaign. It highlights that there are things that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope.

If you need any support or information please contact any of the following people: 

Chaplaincy Service 091 495 055 chaplains@nuigalway.ie

Counselling Service 091 492 427 counselling@nuigalway.ie

Student Health Unit 091 492 604

SU Welfare Officer Megan Reilly 091 492 747 su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Jigsaw Galway 091 549 252 galway@jigsaw.ie

Samaritans Free phone 116 123 jo@samaritans.org

Here are the #littlethings that can make a big difference to our mental health and our wellbeing:

  • Keeping Active
  • Talking About Your Problems
  • Looking Out For Others
  • Doing Things With Others
  • Eating Healthily
  • Staying In Touch
  • Drinking Less Alcohol
  • Sleeping Well

 

SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 12th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre.

All proceeds from the gig will be going to Draíocht Nuig

This is part of our SHAG Week events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned!

Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week 2018 runs from Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February.