Lorna Shanley

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SIN EDITOR

News & Events, Recruitment | Earcaíocht

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 by cover letter and CV to:

recruitment@su.nuigalway.ie

Closing date:            5:00pm Monday 17th July 2017

Interviews:              Friday 28th July

Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre

SU Life Skills

Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre 

Course Aims: 

This half day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. It is also a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to do voluntary work (e.g. fundraising) with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. The training is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre counsellors with extensive client experience and training skills.

The main aims of the training are to:

  • Increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence
  • Examine attitudes, values and beliefs about sexual violence
  • Promote an understanding and give opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence
  • Introduce the work of Galway Rape Crisis Centre, and give information on the broad range of services they provide

Training Methods: Classroom presentation on multimedia projector. Roleplay exercises. Group Discussion. Course handouts, questionnaires and evaluation forms are provided.

Certification: Participants will be issued with an attendance certificate on completion of the course. 5 CPD Points awarded through Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Facilitator: Orla McGuinness, Galway Rape Crisis Centre
Venue: The Space, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Time: 10am-1.30pm
Sign Up: You can sign up for the workshop in the Students’ Union offices upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm.
Cost: €10 refundable deposit
Max: 20 students

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents The Ultimate Study Break: Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit

11am-4pm Wednesday 30th November 2016 in Áras na Mac Léinn
There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs and a llama along with plenty of cake, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM
All funds raised go to RNLI Ireland and Threshold.
Cake Sale is 11am-4pm (while stocks last!)
Pet Farm is 12pm-2pm
Raffle Draw in SU office at 4pm

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/573612759499602/

NUIG #RockTheRegister

News & Events

Are you registered to vote?

We are holding a Voter Registration Drive at NUI Galway on Wednesday 16th November and want to get as many students as possible signed up to vote! The deadline to return the completed form to your City/County Council is 5pm on Friday 25th of November.

Registration forms are available NOW from the Students’ Union Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Class Reps and SU Officers will also be distributing them around campus.

If on the 15th of February 2017 you will be aged 18 or over you are entitled to a vote so make sure you are registered!

Fill out your form and drop it back to us and we will even post it off for you!

If you are already registered to vote please make sure your details appear correctly on www.checktheregister.ie

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses 2016

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses 2016 with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey

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

Monday 5th December-Friday 16th December

Leaving University Road

08:40 15:40

Leaving Salthill (Leisureland)

11:40 18:40

*Extra Service Tuesday 6th December ONLY: Leaving University Road 12:10 & Leaving Salthill 15:10*

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NUI Galway Students Demand Divestment of University Fossil Fuel Shares

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NUI Galway Students Demand Divestment of University Fossil Fuel Shares

On Tuesday the 22nd of November, students from the Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS) Society of NUI Galway will present a petition of over 1,000 signatures to University President, Dr Jim Browne. The CCAFS society have recently published a report on their findings with regards to fossil fuel investments in the University, highlighting the €3.4 million worth of shares that NUI Galway has invested in companies such as Gazprom and Statoil.

NUI Galway, a bastion of sustainability research and development, directly funds fossil fuel companies. These companies are responsible, in no small part, for the climate challenges we face today. Considering the fact that 80% of fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, coupled with the fact that fossil fuel assets will soon become stranded, the students of NUI Galway have taken the initiative and demanded change. So far their efforts have fallen on deaf ears, but the CCAFS society are hopeful that the constructive way in which they have approached the issue will encourage the University to engage in negotiation on the issue.

The students began the campaign a year ago, and have been working ever since to engage with the University.

Auditor of the CCAFS Society, and Director of the Fossil Free Campaign, Colm Duffy, highlighted why it is important for NUI Galway to take the lead among Irish Universities on this issue:

“If it is wrong to wreck the planet, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. Our University has praised the efforts of its researchers in their work on sustainability, and rightly so. However, it is hypocritical to, on the one hand, seek to be a global leader in sustainability, and on the other directly fund the efforts of fossil fuel companies. There is a real opportunity for NUI Galway to take the lead here, and possibly start a cascade effect among Irish Universities”.

NUI Galway Students’ Union fully support the campaign for divestment.

Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern added:

“NUI Galway Students’ Union support the demands for NUI Galway to divest from fossil fuels. Our unique campus is home to some of the most educated minds in our society, and with that education should come civic and social responsibility, and leadership in social change. Our University must lead by example in working toward the betterment of our environment and planet. We encourage all students and staff to engage with this campaign.”

Should you like to get further information, or view the NUIG Fossil Free report, please contact:

Colm Duffy

Auditor CCAFS Society

086 275 8527

ccafs.socs@nuigalway.ie

https://www.facebook.com/CCAFSsocietyNUIG/

https://www.facebook.com/fossilfreenuig/

Full Report here

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2016

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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2016

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2016

Monday 7th of November/Dé Luain, an 7 Samhain

All Day #MondayMassage reduced rate massage. To book contact 086 8378589.

11am-4pm Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn for a dose of Tinder with a difference at our STInder exhibition.

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

Tuesday 8th of November/Dé Máirt, an 8 Samhain

11am-2pm Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Stand in Smokey’s Café

2pm-3pm Pornography Workshop with Kate Dawson in the Students’ Union Office Boardroom, Áras na Mac Léinn. This workshop will explore porn – the good and the bad, providing participants with the time and space to discuss the concerns and benefits of porn use, in a group setting. All welcome, no need to book.

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

Wednesday 9th of November/ Dé Céadaoin, an 9 Samhain

11am-4pm Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn for a dose of Tinder with a difference at our STInder exhibition.

1pm-3pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

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

Thursday 10th of November/Déardaoin, an 10 Samhain

11am-2pm SU Stand in Smokey’s with nurse from Bayer Healthcare

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

5pm-7pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

7.30pm-9pm Free Screening of Chemsex, The Documentary with AIDS West in the Harbour Hotel. All Welcome. This film takes a brave and unflinching look at modern, urban gay life.

Friday 11th of November/Déardaoin, an 11 Samhain

1pm-3pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

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 The RNLI and Threshold.

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

Equality Week at NUI Galway

News & Events

The newly formed SU EQUALITEAM have been hard at work putting together ideas and events to make NUI Galway campus a more inclusive place. If you want to get involved in the EQUALITEAM contact Megan on su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

Tuesday 1st November/Dé Máirt, an 1 Samhain

6pm Discussion night with GiG (Gay in Galway) Society: Post Marriage Equality, where do we go from here? in AC214

6.30pm Shout Out screening of Pride

7pm Time Lord Society screening of Doctor Who Equality themed episodes in D’Arcy Thompson Theatre & Discussion

7pm FemSoc screening of ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ in the Fottrell Theatre

Wednesday 2nd November/Dé Céadaoin an 4 Samhain

6pm-7pm ESN and the Students’ Union: International/Irish student meet up in AC202

Thursday 3rd November/Déardaoin an 3 Samhain

1pm Privilege walk outside Áras na Mac Léinn

POSTPONED 2pm-4pm Equality Week Workshop with Finbar 247. Drop in at any point and be part of a creative experience around equality in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

6.45pm Islamic Society talk: Substantive Equality for Persons with Disabilities: A Human Rights Based Approach In AMB G-O65

All week: 8 Ways to Make Campus a More Inclusive Place Poster Campaign

  1.   We have many different people of different religious beliefs here on campus, respect them all!
  2.  Pronouns refer to whether a person likes to be referred to as she, he or they. If you’re not sure, ask someone what their pronouns are when talking to them
  3.  Start a conversation with an international student; find out about their culture and how it might be different or similar to ours.
  4.  Join an anti-hate speech campaign online, and learn how to stop hurtful and derogatory language against others.
  5.  Volunteer! It’s one of the best ways to step outside of your comfort zone and learn about the issues affecting different people in our society.
  6.   Don’t assume someone isn’t from Ireland just because of their skin colour.
  7.  Try to work offensive and derogatory terms out of your vocabulary.
  8. We are not all the same and that’s a good thing; recognise and celebrate our diversity as staff, students and human beings

 

More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolas ar fáil su.equality@nuigalway.ie

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Christmas Day 17th November 2016

News & Events

Deck the halls and jingle your bells! The biggest charity event of semester 1 is upon us!

NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Christmas Day takes place on Thursday 17th of November and will be raising funds for the RNLI and Threshold.

To volunteer to help out on the day please sign up here: https://www.studentvolunteer.ie/view-all/volunteer-at-su-charity-christmas-day

The day kicks off in Sult NUI Galway with Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Treats, Santa Hats, DJs, Freebies, Cheesy Christmas tunes, jumpers and a whole lot of tinsel from 11am.

€5 Wristbands to the official after parties in Electric Garden & Theatre and Four/Four will be on sale from the SU Office SOON!

*Over 18’s Event.
*NUI Galway Student ID Required.
*Please note wristband does not guarantee entry to Sult. Wristband entry to Electric & Four/Four 10pm-11pm only.

Join the National Demo Weds 19th October

News & Events

On Wednesday the 19th of October we will be taking to the streets of Dublin to march for publicly funded education.
If you want to join us and the fight against student debt €2 return bus tickets are on sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk NOW!

FREE t-shirts available with the first 500 tickets sold!

Buses depart 9am Weds 19th October from The Cathedral or entrance to Gort na Coiribe. Back in Galway by 7pm (approx.)