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SU Weekly Email 32 – 10th May 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email this year from your Students’ Union! We hope you have a great summer and the weekly email will be back in September.

 

Locker Keys Deadline 5pm Fri 18th May

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Friday 18th of May. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys (please leave the pad lock on the locker) must be dropped up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Any lockers with deposits (Áras Moyola and IT Building) will only be refunded from the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

#CúirtShakedown

NUI Galway Students’ Union most strongly condemns the planned increases to Cúirt na Coiribe student accommodation rent for the academic year 2018/19.

How To Get Involved in the campaign against #CúirtShakedown

  1. Sign the petition here
  2. Use #CúirtShakedown on social media to say no to the exploitation of NUI Galway Students
  3. Email su.president@nuigalway.ie to help out with the campaign

 

We Are Hiring!

Applications are now open for the position of Sin newspaper Editor for 2018/19. Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 11th June. More details here.

 

Life Skills Courses 2018/19

Our Life Skills Courses will be back for the 2018/19 academic year offering a chance to further your development outside of the academic world through classes in areas such as:

Sign Language, First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Bar Skills, Self Defence, Anti-Racism Training, Disclosure Training and Yoga.

Registration will open in late summer.

 

Results & Repeat Exams

  • Undergrad Exam Results will be released between Tues 19th and Tues 26th June.
  • Postgrad Exam Results will be released Tues 3rd July.
  • The Repeat/Autumn Exam timetable will be published on Thurs 12th July.
  • Repeat Exams will take place Tues 7th – Fri 17th Aug.
  • Undergraduate Repeat Exam Results will be out Fri 31st Aug.
  • Postgraduate Repeat Exam Results will be out Tues 11th Sept.

 

Staying in Galway this summer?

Here’s our guide to what’s on to keep you busy until September! There’s loads of festivals, events and free stuff to do with plenty of volunteering opportunities too.

 

Want to get rid of unwanted items when you’re clearing out at the end of the semester?
Rover Society are doing a collection of:
Duvets, duvet covers, blankets, sleeping bags, clean clothes (in good shape), accessories, CDs, DVDs, and books. (Pillows are not being collected).
All of these will go to COPE Galway and the Irish Cancer Society.
They will be collecting from the Student Residences on Wednesday 16th May and from NUIG Campus drop-off points from Monday 7th to Friday 19th May.

Contact roversoc@socs.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Collect Your Books

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm Thursday 31st of May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.

 

Undergraduate Awards Applications are Open

The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s leading undergraduate awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines.

The programme is open to all penultimate and final year undergraduate students in a degree course, as well as those who graduated in 2017, from all disciplines. We invite students to enter both outstanding academic papers and research, as well as visual arts portfolios using our online forms. The deadline for the 2018 programme is Tuesday 12th June 2018. Global Winners are published in the annual ‘The Undergraduate Journal’, as well as being invited to the UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Together For Yes Fundraisers & Events

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 9am-9pm until Thursday 17th of May in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Kirwan Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • Darcy Thompson Theatre

 

Give Blood in Galway this May

  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th May         Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Weds 16th May       Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Thurs 17th May        Clybaun Hotel
  • 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th May         Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd May         Menlo Park Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Weds 23rd May       Menlo Park Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Thurs 24th May        Menlo Park Hotel

 

Learn How To Walk the Tightrope!

If you’ve ever dreamed of running away with the circus Wires Crossed is one of the Galway 2020 projects that will be taking place over the summer teaching people to walk the tightrope. The aim is to have 400 people trained by 2020. Sign up here.

 

Irish Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare Are Recruiting

There are seven positions to be filled on their national executive team for the 2018/2019 academic year. If you are interested in applying email a short paragraph to national.exec@ireifh.com

 

NUI Galway Summer Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • The SU Office will be open Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm from Monday 21st of May. The SU Office will BE CLOSED Mon 4th June and Mon 6th Aug (Bank Holidays)
  • The Student Health Unit will only see current Postgrad students from Monday 28th of May and remains an acute illness service. Opening hours during the summer: 09:30am-12:30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm Mon-Fri. Nurse available 10am-12pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm. Closed Monday 4th June and Monday 6th August (Bank Holidays)
  • The Library opening hours are available here.
  • Sult will be open 8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri. Closed Mon 4th June and Mon 6th August.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • Computer Suites – check availability here. 
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 18th May.
  • The SU Engineering desk will close at 3pm on Fri 18th May and will reopen in September.
  • SUMS, The Academic Writing Centre and Computer DISC are all now closed for the summer.
  • Teaching begins on Monday 10th of September for all years. 
  • The academic calendar for 2018/19 is available 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 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-3pmduring term

 

Summer in Galway 2018

News & Events

What’s on in Galway this Summer:

Galway Theatre Festival Fri 4th – Sat 12th May 2018

Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 12th May 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wednesday 16th May 2018

Gospel Rising Choir Festival Fri 18th – Sun 20th May 2018

Galway Burlesque Festival Fri 18th – Sun 20th May 2018

Galway Early Music Festival Fri 25th – Sun 27th May 2018

Claddagh Traditional Boat Festival Sat 26th – Sun 27th May 2018

Conamara Bog Week Tues 29th May – Mon 4th June 2018

West End Summer Food Festival Thurs 31st May – Mon 4th June 2018

Galway Juggling Convention Fri 1st – Mon 4th June 2018

Fives for Lives Soccer tournament in aid of Pieta House Sat 2nd June 2018

Give Blood in Galway Tues 5th, Weds 6th and Thurs 7th June 2018

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 6th June 2018

Galway African Film Festival Sat 9th & Sun 10th June 2018

Galway Bike Week Sat 9th – Sun 17th June 2018

Street Feast Sunday 10th June 2018

Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 10th June 2018

Galway Simon Community Dip at Dawn 4.55am-6am Thursday 21st June 2018

Seafest Fri 29th June – Sun 1st July 2018

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 4th July 2018

Soapbox Science Galway Sat 7th July 2018

Galway Film Fleadh Tues 10th – Sun 15th July 2018

Galway Fringe Festival Sun 15th – Sun 29th July 2018

Galway International Arts Festival Mon 16th – Sun 29th July 2018

Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 30th July- Sun 5th August 2018

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Weds 1st August 2018

Galway Pride Festival Mon 13th – Sun 19th August 2018

Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Sat 11th August 2018

Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara Sat 11th and Sun 12th August 2018

Galway Heritage Week Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th August 2018

Lots of these festivals and events need volunteers to help out so please give them a shout if you are available to lend a hand!

There are also lots of charitable organisations looking for volunteers to help out. Check the NUIG ALIVE Volunteering website for volunteering opportunities.

If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2018/19. Start your countdown!

 

#CúirtShakedown Statement 4th May 2018

News & Events

UPDATE: 25th June 2018 NUI Galway Students’ Union Files Case against Student Accommodation Provider

UPDATE: 7th June 2018 Students’ Unions and TDs Issue Plea to Galway Landlords

UPDATE: 29th May 2018 NUI Galway Students’ Union Welcomes Private Members Bill on Student Accommodation

Friday 4th May 2018

The NUI Galway Students’ Union most strongly condemns the planned increases to Cúirt na Coiribe student accommodation rent for the academic year 2018/19. Cúirt na Coiribe has housed NUI Galway students since the year 2000 and has always provided for students who have come from outside of Galway and overseas to study here. Furthermore, they have many students who return year on year to their accommodation.

The planned rent increases of 18% means a student could be paying an additional €1,000 for a nine month / 39 week lease following a change in ownership in 2018.

Today, Cúirt na Coiribe released its priority booking to current residents by email, stating that if they want to avail of this option that it opens on Wednesday 9th May and will open to the general public on the 15th May. Detailed in this email it was advised that students take advantage of this one week notice to book their place for the coming academic year “as given the high demand currently we will book out immediately once the general public apply”. The statement is clear, if you cannot afford the 18% rent increase, you will be immediately priced out of Cúirt Na Coiribe accommodation.

What this means is that today, the student residents of Cúirt Na Coiribe have returned to their accommodation from their first week of exams. Their attention will not be on their next exam, but rather, on how they can commit to an immediate increase of €1,000 to ensure they can return to Galway, have a roof over their head and continue their studies. It is these students for whom we are greatly concerned.

We are also concerned for the potential college student about to sit the Leaving cert, who is looking at college accommodation; only to realise that it is far beyond their reach. The student who has worked a part time job to save for their deposit, only to discover that they are now not going to be able to afford their accommodation anymore. Students are one of the groups most sharply affected by the accommodation crisis, and this unprecedented increase, which comes without warning or reason, seems to be a gross attempt to take advantage of that. Over half of NUI Galway students are on a grant, we see students in our offices everyday who are struggling to stay in college for financial reasons. We cannot stand by and watch students be exploited by this increase.

We are asking for affordable accommodation for all students. This increase seems nothing short of the manipulation of students under financial pressure. It is extremely concerning that these rent increases have been announced around exam time, on a Friday evening on a bank holiday with an extremely short timespan for people to get a deposit in.

We are calling on Galway City, where students are a valued part of the community, on The National University of Galway, Ireland, where students are at the heart of everything they do, and most importantly on Cúirt Na Coiribe; to recognise the striking blow this increase represents to student residents and work with us to rectify this wrong. We also call on the Government to introduce rent caps in student accommodation in line with the consumer price index.

We welcome any opportunity to sit down with the management of Cúirt na Coiribe, to discuss these increases.

#CúirtShakedown

How To Get Involved in the campaign against #CúirtShakedown

  1. Attend our protest at 1pm on Tuesday 8th of May 2018 at Cúirt na Coiribe (meet outside the Library at 12.30pm)
  2. Sign the petition here
  3. Use #CúirtShakedown on social media to say no to the exploitation of NUI Galway Students
  4. Email su.president@nuigalway.ie to help out with the campaign

All press queries should be directed to the SU President Lorcán on su.president@nuigalway.ie or phone 086 385 5502.

 

SU Weekly Email 31 – 3rd May 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Locker Keys

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Friday 18th of May. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys (please leave the padlock on the locker) must be dropped up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Any lockers with deposits (Áras Moyola and IT Building) will only be refunded from the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Exam Tips

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

#BestOfLuckToYeAll

 

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday 8th May

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming referendum is Tuesday the 8th of May. Here’s a handy guide to making sure that you can vote in the referendum on Friday 25th of May. You can collect voter registration forms in the SU – these need to be stamped by the Gardaí posted to your city/county council by Friday! http://www.youth.ie/vote

 

Want to get rid of unwanted items when you’re clearing out at the end of the semester?
Rover Society are doing a collection of:
Duvets, duvet covers, blankets, sleeping bags, clean clothes (in good shape), accessories, CDs, DVDs, and books. (Pillows are not being collected).
All of these will go to COPE Galway and the Irish Cancer Society.
They will be collecting from the Student Residences on Wednesday 16th May and from NUIG Campus drop-off points from Monday 7th to Friday 19th May.

Contact roversoc@socs.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Results & Repeat Exams

  • Undergrad Exam Results will be released between Tues 19th and Tues 26th June.
  • Postgrad Exam Results will be released Tues 3rd July.
  • The Repeat/Autumn Exam timetable will be published on Thurs 12th July.
  • Repeat Exams will take place Tues 7th – Fri 17th Aug.
  • Undergraduate Repeat Exam Results will be out Fri 31st Aug.
  • Postgraduate Repeat Exam Results will be out Tues 11th Sept.

 

Collect Your Books

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm Thursday 31st of May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 9am-9pm until Thursday 17th of May in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Kirwan Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • Darcy Thompson Theatre

 

Extended Library Opening Hours This Weekend

Thanks to the library staff who have agreed to facilitate extended weekend opening hours again on following weekends:

  • 5th/6th May

The library will be open Saturdays 8.30am-9pm & Sundays 10am-9pm on these weekends.

 

Study Break Policy Back in Library

Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them to one side and use the space. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the library to record the time you leave and come back within the hour!

 

May Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office, SU Engineering Desk, Sult and the Student Health Unit will all be closed this Monday 7th of May for the Bank Holiday.
  • Smokey’s Café is open 10am-6pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • The SU Shop is open 10am-5pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • The Wall Café is open 9am-3pm Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday & Monday.
  • The Library is open Saturday 8.30am-9pm, Sunday 10am-9pm & Monday 8.30am-10pm.
  • The Reading Room is open as usual 7am-2.30am Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • For Computer Suite availability check here

 

Give Blood in Galway this May

  • 12pm-3.30pm Sun 13th May         Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th May         Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Weds 16th May       Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Thurs 17th May        Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd May         Menlo Park Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Weds 23rd May       Menlo Park Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Thurs 24th May        Menlo Park Hotel

 

Win a ‘Sold Secure’ Gold/Silver Standard bike lock

One of the best ways to prove ownership of your bike, if it’s stolen, is to have a record of its serial number and a photo of you with your bike. Smarter Travel Campus want to help motivate you to do this by offering you a chance to win a ‘Sold Secure’ Gold/Silver standard bike lock.

All you need to do to enter is fill in the form below and send a photo of you with your bike and your bike’s serial number to info@smartertravelworkplaces.ie

https://www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/resources-events/love-your-bike-lock-it-up/win-a-sold-secure-gold-silver-standard-bike-lock/

 

At a Loose End? Here’s some Short Term Volunteer Opportunities

  • COPE Galway – Sat 5th May (Dunnes Stores)
  • COPE Galway – Sat 12th May
  • Galway Rape Crisis Centre – Fri 1st June
  • Croi Heart Foundation – Sun 10th June (Race Marshal Help)

All your hours count towards next year’s ALIVE Certificate award ceremony

Sign Up Here

 

Upcoming Together For Yes Fundraising Events

 

Funding Opportunity – Galway Bike Week – Deadline 12noon this Friday 4th May

Galway City Council and Galway County Council invite applications from organisations wishing to host a cycling event/initiative during Galway Bike Festival which takes place as part of National Bike Week, from Saturday 9th of June to Sunday 17th June 2018. Galway Bike Festival is all about celebrating and promoting cycling for transport, getting people back on their bikes and raising awareness around the health and lifestyle benefits of everyday cycling.

Funding will be made available to support local cycling events and activities as part of the Galway Bike Festival celebrations.

See https://www.facebook.com/Galway-Bike-Festival-123664367709106/ for ideas from the 2017 festival.

For applications please go to

Galway City Council: www.galwaycity.ie or

Galway County Council: www.galway.ie

 

Sin Issue 12

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now out and available to read online here. Well done to Sorcha, Shannon and all the Sin team on a great year of the paper.

 

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)

May Bank Holiday Arrangements

News & Events

May Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office, SU Engineering Desk, Sult and the Student Health Unit will all be closed this Monday 7th of May 2018 for the Bank Holiday.
  • Smokey’s Café is open 10am-6pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • The SU Shop is open 10am-5pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • The Wall Café is open 9am-3pm Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday & Monday.
  • The Library is open Saturday 8.30am-9pm, Sunday 10am-9pm & Monday 8.30am-10pm.
  • The Reading Room is open as usual 7am-2.30am Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • For Computer Suite availability check here

We Are Hiring a Sin Editor

News & Events

SIN EDITOR

Sin Newspaper is the official Student Newspaper of NUI Galway. A fortnightly publication published by the Students’ Union, the paper includes a mix of campus news, features, sport and reviews.

Sin.ie is the online information resource of NUI Galway Students’ Union. The website will include up to date news and features and will be a comprehensive information and resource centre for NUI Galway students with regards to college and local news in particular.

The Sin Editor will be a self starter who works well with others and has particular strengths in working with, and motivating a team of volunteers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, direct and motivate a team of voluntary sub editors and writers.
  • Overall responsibility for sourcing newspaper and website content
  • Maintain a high standard of writing in both Sin Newspaper and Sin Website
  • Edit 12 issues of Sin Newspaper in conjunction with the Students’ Union
  • Update Sin.ie website and social media platforms regularly with news, features etc
  • Work with the Graphic Designer to ensure consistent design and layout
  • Develop links with other student publications to facilitate sharing of information and resources
  • Oversee distribution of Sin Newspaper across campus
  • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time

Remuneration

€500 stipend per issue.

Applications

Please include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A sample proposal outlining a plan of action of how you would manage Sin Newspaper over the next academic year. This should include your plans for writer recruitment and retention, format of Sin, general promotion of Sin, and any other information you consider relevant

Applications by email only to: recruitment@su.nuigalway.ie

Closing date:            5:00pm Monday 11th June 2018

Interviews:              Friday 29th June 2018

SU Weekly Email 30 – 19th April 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUIG Marchathon Prize Giving Today

Join us for tea, coffee, pastries and prizes at 10.30am TODAY Thursday 19th April in the Corrib Room at Sult to celebrate the achievements of the NUIG Marchathon Teams.

 

LÁ DEARG NA MAC LÉINN

Dé Sathairn, 21ú Aibreán/Saturday, 21st April

Cruinniú: 2pm Ollscoil na Gaillimhe / Assembling : 2pm NUI Galway

Imeacht : 2.30pm i dtreo lár na cathrach / Leaving : 2.30pm for City Centre

 

Study Week De-Stress Events

  • 11am Mon 23rd April Ice Cream van giving out FREE ice-cream while stocks last outside Engineering Building
  • 12pm-2pm Tues 24th April Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-3pm Weds 25th April Hula Hoops Inflatable Basketball Game with FREE Hula Hoops outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-1pm Weds 25th April Just Be You – FREE Confidence Building Workshop in IT202
  • 9am-10am ALL WEEK FREE Porridge at Sult while stocks last!

 

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Your new officers who will take up their positions on the 1st of July are:

President: Megan Reilly

VP/Education Officer: Louis Courtney

VP/Welfare Officer: Clare Austick

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Adhna Nic Dhonnchadha

Gender and LGBT+ right officer: Alex Coughlan

Disability Rights officer: Muireann O’ Sullivan

International Student officer: Daniel McFadden

Mature Students officer: Chuka Paul Oguekwe

Postgrad research officer: Jibran Abbasi

Postgrad Taught Officer: Cameron Keighron

SU Council Chairperson: Sabrina Vaughan

Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic studies: Rían McKeagney

Convenor for the college of Business, Pubic Policy and Law: Clodagh McGivern,

Convenor for the college of science: Scott Green

Convenor for the College of Engineering and Informatics: Roshan George

Convenor for the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: Liezel Ravenscroft

Societies Chairperson: Brandon Walsh

Clubs captain: Ryan Guilfoyle

 

Just Be You

“Just Be You” is a FREE a confidence building workshop with Kitty Satine 11am-1pm Wednesday 25th of April in IT 202 NUI Galway. Bring along a cushion, blanket and water. This workshop will be all about empowerment, spreading positivity and boosting your self-confidence so you can Just Be You.

 

Referendum Result

The Referendum on the Creation of the Position of Ethnic Minorities Officer Passed with 80% students who voted in favour of creating this new SU Officer position. There will be an election to fill the Position at the start of the 2018/19 Academic Year. If you are interested in running for this position please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Locker Keys

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Friday 18th of May. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys (please leave the pad lock on the locker) must be dropped up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Any lockers with deposits (Áras Moyola and IT Building) will only be refunded from the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Collect Your Books

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm Thursday 31st of May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 9am-9pm from Saturday 21st of April until Thursday 17th of May in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Kirwan Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • Darcy Thompson Theatre

 

Connacht vs Leinster Rugby Tickets

We have Connacht vs Leinster student tickets on sale for €20 in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Kick off 15.05 Saturday 28th of April and it’s the last match of the season.

 

Extended Library Opening Hours Start This Weekend

Thanks to the library staff who have agreed to facilitate extended weekend opening hours again on following weekends:

  • 21st/22nd April
  • 28th/29th April
  • 5th/6th May

The library will be open Saturdays 8.30am-9pm & Sundays 10am-9pm on these weekends.

 

Study Break Policy Back in Library

Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them to one side and use the space. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the library to record the time you leave and come back within the hour!

 

Sin Issue 12

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now out and available to read online here. Well done to Sorcha, Shannon and all the Sin team on a great year of the paper.

 

FREE FOOD!

As part of the NUI Galway Buildings & Estates Office upcoming Quality Review they are looking for a cross section of students to take part in a focus group 10.30am-11.30am Weds 25th of April in THBG010 on the ground floor of the Library. Tea, coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. To take part please email esme.norton@nuigalway.ie

 

MA Drama and Theatre studies Applied Theatre Performance 11am-2pm TOMORROW

Six performances which promise to be immersive, entertaining and push the limits of what theatre is thought to be. These are social, political and enjoyable pieces based right here on NUIG campus 11am-2pm Friday 20th April.

 

Calling all students!

Do you want to participate in a research study concerning college students’ attitudes towards their peers with disabilities?

This research aims to gain a better understanding of attitudes, thoughts and feelings towards other students with disabilities.

Questionnaire Link.

 

Sustainability Leadership Awards Applications Open

The Community and University Sustainability Project Team (CUSP) is seeking to offer Sustainability Leadership Awards to up to 4 NUI Galway Students to advance the roll-out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020.   The Awards are being offered in 4 project  theme areas namely Energy; Water; Nature & Ecosystems; and Communications & Engagement. The awards are open to all NUI Galway Students and successful applicants will be awarded an 8 – 12 week scholarship (June-August 2018) funded by the NUI Galway Student Union through the Student Project Fund.

The central aim of the awards is to develop student leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about developing a more sustainable campus and community.  It is envisaged that the positions will deliver a positive experience for the successful candidates by providing an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in sustainability knowledge and application, research, networking, teamwork and communication.

www.nuigalway.ie/sustainability Student Leadership Awards 2018 for more information and details on the application process. Deadline Monday 30th April.

 

Documentary + exhibition: ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’

The premiere screening of a short documentary called ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’ will be shown in public for the first time at 9:30am on Wednesday the 25th of April in the Alice Perry Engineering building, NUI Galway. The creation of this documentary was inspired from the hugely popular exhibition that celebrates the acquisition of the personal archive of O’Shaughnessy, which was on display in the Hardiman library at NUI Galway since October 2017, and is moving this month to its permanent display in the Alice Perry Engineering building at NUI Galway.

Register for FREE tickets here.

 

Opinions on Student-local relations in Galway City
We are looking for students to participate in a short 20 minute (max) focus group to discuss the student-local relationships within Galway city. The focus group will take place next week and we would appreciate your participation, snacks will be provided! Please email hc66@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information.

 

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 Part Time Officer Election and Referendum Results

News & Events

#NUIGSU18 Part Time Officer Election and Referendum Results 13th April 2018

Oifigeach na Gaeilge Election Result: Adhna Nic Dhonnchadha Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,144

Spoils 95

Total Valid Poll 1,049

Quota 526

Níc Amaill, Gráinne 227

Nic Dhonnchadha, Adhna 783

RON 36

 

Societies’ Chairperson Election Result: Brandon Walsh Deemed Elected

Total Poll 41

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 41

Quota 21

Kelly, Chris 11

Ruane, Sinéad 6

Walsh, Brandon 23

RON 1

 

Clubs’ Captain Election Result: Ryan Guilfoyle Deemed Elected

Total Poll 4

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 4

Quota 3

Guilfoyle, Ryan 4

RON 0

 

Postgraduate Taught Officer Result: Cameron Keighron Deemed Elected

Total Poll 100

Spoils 17

Total Valid Poll 83

Quota 42

Grimes, Lorraine 19

Keighron, Cameron 60

RON 4

 

Postgraduate Research Officer Result: Jibran Abbasi Deemed Elected

Total Poll 99

Spoils 10

Total Valid Poll 89

Quota 46

First Count

Abbasi, Jibran 43

Monahan, David 37

RON 9

Second Count

Abbasi, Jibran 43

Monahan, David 41

Non Transferable 5

 

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies Result: Rían McKeagney Deemed Elected

Total Poll 365

Spoils 18

Total Valid Poll 347

Quota 176

Breslin, Joshua 53

Jordan, Ethan 20

McKeagney, Rían 198

O’Neill, Callum 65

RON 11

 

Convenor of the College of Science Result: Scott Green Deemed Elected

Total Poll 287

Spoils 6

Total Valid Poll 281

Quota 141

Green, Scott 175

Hurley, Patrick 104

RON 2

 

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Result: Liezel Ravenscroft Deemed Elected

Total Poll 207

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 205

Quota 104

Ravenscroft, Liezel 121

Rufai, Gertrude 84

RON 0

 

Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics Result: Roshan George Deemed Elected

Total Poll 151

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 149

Quota 76

George, Roshan 76

Murphy, Nicola 58

Walker, Eoin 13

RON 2

 

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law Result: Clodagh McGivern Deemed Elected

Total Poll 144

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 142

Quota 71

First Count

McGivern, Clodagh 68

Murphy, Ciara 58

RON 14

Non Transferable 4

Second Count

McGivern, Clodagh 70

Murphy, Ciara 59

Non Transferable 15

 

Mature Students’ Officer Result: Chuka Paul Oguekwe Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,132

Spoils 95

Total Valid Poll 1,037

Quota 519

Oguekwe, Chuka Paul 609

Ó Rúairc, Brían 391

RON 37

 

International Students Officer Result: Daniel McFadden Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,135

Spoils 87

Total Valid Poll 1,048

Quota 525

Hillerkuß, Ulrike 476

McFadden, Daniel 544

RON 28

 

Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer Result: Alex Coughlan Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,157

Spoils 79

Total Valid Poll 1,078

Quota 540

Coughlan, Alex 775

Dowd, Sorcha 248

RON 55

 

Disability Rights Officer Result: Muireann O’Sullivan Deemed Elected

Total Poll 1,154

Spoils 63

Total Valid Poll 1.091

Quota 546

First Count

Brogan, Megan 326

Connolly, Saoirse 310

O’Sullivan, Muireann 430

RON 25

Second Count

Brogan, Megan 327

Connolly, Saoirse 311

O’Sullivan, Muireann 432

Non Transferable 21

Third Count

Brogan, Megan 427

O’Sullivan, Muireann 535

Non Transferable 129

 

Referendum on the Creation of the Position of Ethnic Minorities Officer

Result: Referendum PASSED

Total Poll 1,161

Spoils 53

Total Valid Poll 1,108

YES 882 (80%)

NO 226 (20%)

The new officers will take up their positions on the 1st of July 2018.

There will be an election to fill the new Ethnic Minorities Officer Position at the start of the 2018/19 Academic Year. 

 

SU Weekly Email 29 – 12th April 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Vote Today #NUIGSU18

Today is your chance to vote and elect your SU Part Time Officers for 2018/19 and also to have your say in the referendum to introduce the new position of Ethnic Minorities Officer.

Don’t forget to bring your NUIG ID and vote:

  • 10am-6pm An Bialann
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-3.30pm Engineering Building
  • 1pm-4pm Friars Café
  • 10am-8pm Online via Remote Vote on the SU Website

*Please note that polling for Clubs’ Captain and Societies Chairperson positions will ONLY take place in An Bialann 10am-6pm and only Clubs’ Captains/Society Auditors (or their proxy) may vote in this election.

The Vote count will take place in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn from 9am tomorrow Friday or follow #NUIGSU18 on Twitter for updates.

 

Sin Issue 12

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now out and available to read online here. Well done to Sorcha, Shannon and all the Sin team on a great year of the paper.

 

FREE Lucozade TODAY!

Come meet the Lucozade Zero team in Áras na Mac Léinn TODAY 11am-3pm and be in for a chance to win a €50 One4all voucher!

 

Become a 2018/19 Soc & Pol CÉIM Leader – DEADLINE TODAY

The School of Political Science and Sociology will be piloting the CÉIM academic peer learning programme in 2018/19, and 1st and 2nd year Political Science and Sociology students are currently being sought to act as CÉIM leaders. The role involves meeting weekly with 1st year students to help them transition successfully to NUI Galway, get to grips with coursework and meet new people. Benefits of becoming a leader: intensive free leadership and facilitation training; develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate, digital badge and the NUI Galway President’s Award. Closing date: NOON on Thursday, 12 April.

 

Fundraising Coffee Morning 10am Today

Join us 10am-12pm TODAY at Sult NUI Galway for a Fundraising Coffee Morning for Together for Yes Galway

 

NUIG Marchathon Prize Giving

Join us for tea, coffee, pastries and prizes at 10.30am on Thursday 19th April in the Corrib Room at Sult to celebrate the achievements of the NUIG Marchathon Teams.

 

Together 4 Yes Events at NUI Galway

For more information contact su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Extended Library Opening Hours

Thanks to the library staff who have agreed to facilitate extended weekend opening hours again on following weekends:

  • 21st/22nd April
  • 28th/29th April
  • 5th/6th May

The library will be open Saturdays 8.30am-9pm & Sundays 10am-9pm on these weekends.

 

Bus Éireann Monthly/Weekly Tickets No Longer Available

Please note that Bus Éireann are no longer issuing paper weekly and monthly tickets for Galway City services. You can now add your student weekly/monthly tickets to your Student Leap Card online or in Payzone shops. You can get your €10 Student Leap Card from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Referendum TODAY Thursday 12 April #NUIGSU18

Today you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the creation of the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with referendum motion proposed by the SU Council on 5th March 2018 to create the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer?

If passed, a new part-time officer positon of Ethnic Minorities Officer will be created.

 

Lost/stolen bike?

There were a number of bicycles recovered by NUI Galway Security staff over the Easter Holidays and they’d like to get them back to the their owners. Contact the Security Office at 14 Distillery Road and proof of ownership will be needed.

 

FREE STI Clinic Closes Wednesday 18th April

The free STI Clinic is finishing up for this semester on Wednesday 18th of April. To make an appointment please call to the Student Health Unit or phone them on 091 492 604. The clinic takes place Tuesday 5pm-7pm and Wednesday 5pm-7pm during term time.

 

Voter Registration Drive

11am-1pm this Monday 16th April call to Smokey’s and get registered to vote! Bring your passport/driving licence.

 

LÁ DEARG NA MAC LÉINN

Dé Sathairn, 21ú Aibreán/Saturday, 21st April

Cruinniú: 2pm Ollscoil na Gaillimhe / Assembling : 2pm NUI Galway

Imeacht : 2.30pm i dtreo lár na cathrach / Leaving : 2.30pm for City Centre

 

Study Break Policy Back in Library

Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them to one side and use the space. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the library to record the time you leave and come back within the hour!

 

Charity Variety Night this Monday

A night of comedy, music, and circus & drag acts in Sult Bar NUI Galway in aid of the Truth For Danielle Mc Laughlin Fund. Tickets are €5 on the door of the Corrib Room at 6:30pm, Monday April 16th – there’ll also be a raffle!

Featuring:

  • Music from Scram, Two’s & Jordan O’Connor
  • Comedy from John Spillane & Breda Larkin (Show Me The Funny 2018 winner)
  • Drag performances from Tarte Law and Lavenda’ D
  • Circus tricks courtesy of NUIG Circus Society
  • Hosted by Niall Horisk (NUIG Comedy Soc/Vodafone Comedy Carnival)

 

REMINDER – Have you responded to the Survey on IT Services yet? – Deadline approaching soon!

Win a Smartphone by completing the ISS Survey on IT Services available at NUI Galway

Click on the link above to let us know how we can improve our services for students and be in with a chance to win a Smartphone.

 

Darkness Into Light Registration Open

On Saturday, May 12th, 200,000 people will come together at over 170 venues across the world to stand together in solidarity as the dawn breaks. Will you join the movement to end suicide, self-harm and stigma?

 

At Blackstone Launchpad Next Week

  • 12pm-2pm Wednesday 18th of April Exam Stress Relief – Mindfulness and Meditation. FREE Event Register here.
  • 12.30pm-2.30pm Thursday 19th of April EXPLORE Innovation Awards Grand Final.

More information on this on our Facebook: @launchpadnuig

 

How affordable and clean is our energy? 

Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60% of total global greenhouse emissions. So what are we going to do about it? Join us in Galway 7pm-9pm on Tuesday the 24th of April at a free event to discuss SDG7: Affordable& Clean Energy.

 

Cycle Against Suicide 2018

Cycle Against Suicide is an awareness charity striving to break down the barriers around mental illness Sat 28th April – Mon 7th May. We want students around Ireland to join us on our cycle and together we can break the cycle of suicide. For more information on the cycle please go to http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/

 

Have you volunteered this year?

Share your volunteering story and you could win 2 tickets to Gavin James at Galway International Arts Festival this summer.

Deadline Monday 30th April.

 

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)

 

Notice of Referendum

News & Events

Notice of Referendum Thursday 12 April 2018

Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 12 Aibreán 2018

On Thursday 12th April you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the creation of the positon of Ethnic Minorities Officer.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with referendum motion proposed by the SU Council on 5th March 2018 to create the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer?

If passed, a new part-time officer position of Ethnic Minorities Officer will be created.

Déardaoin, an 12 Aibreán, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a thacaíonn nó nach dtacaíonn tú le cruthú Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an rún reifrinn a mhol Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn an 5 Márta 2018 le hOifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach a chruthú?

Má éiríonn leis an reifreann, cruthófar post d’oifigeach páirtaimseartha nua dar teideal Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach.

Polling will take place in the following locations – please bring your NUIG ID to vote:

An Bialann 10am-6pm

Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm

Engineering Building 12pm-3.30pm

Friars Café 1pm-4pm

Online via Remote Vote on SU Website 10am-8pm (Deadline to register for Remote Vote midnight Weds 11th April)