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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

 

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)

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)

 

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)

 

SU Weekly Email 28 – 28th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU18 Nominations close 5pm TODAY!

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions are now open. You can pick up a nomination form in the SU Office or on our website just make sure to get it back to the box in the SU Office before 5pm TODAY Wednesday 28th of March! The elections will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April.

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.

 

Notice of Referendum Thursday 12 April 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 positon of Ethnic Minorities Officer will be created.

 

Become a 2018/19 Soc & Pol CÉIM Leader

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.

 

Registration for Remote Vote is Open

If you won’t be on campus to vote in the #NUIGSU18 Part Time Officer elections and Referendum on Thursday 12th of April you can register for a remote vote up until midnight on Wednesday 11th of April on the SU Website. You can then log on to vote between 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April. Please note Remote Vote is not available for Societies Chair/Clubs Captain elections and polling for these positions will take place 10am-6pm in An Bialann Thurs 12th April.

Campus polling stations will be:

  • An Bialann 10am-6pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-3.30pm
  • Friars Café 1pm-4pm

Bring NUIG ID with you to vote!

 

Canvassing Training with Galway Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment 7pm TOMORROW

7pm-10pm Thursday 29th March in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. No previous canvassing experienced required!

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here!

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

 

Voter Registration Day

Get registered to vote 11am-1pm Monday 16th of April at Smokey’s Café. Bring photo ID (passport, driving licence) and the Gardaí will stamp your voter registration form.

 

FREE Body Positivity Workshop

6pm-7.30pm Tuesday 10th of April in AC 202 for more information contact Megan on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Green Flag

The Green Campus team are drafting an application for the Green Campus flag. We need to provide examples of staff and student involvement with the Campus and Wider Community and also how we are linking to learning on campus. This includes any relevant events such as campaigns/initiatives, projects completed, media coverage, public engagement, workshop etc. in any sustainability related aspect such as Energy, Biodiversity, Waste, Water, Travel etc. To help us capture this information we have put together a short form which should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete.

 

Attention Student Teachers

USI along with trade unions like ASTI, TUI, INTO, and ICTU are launching something big to improve the lives of all student teachers in Ireland. USI want to share your stories with the media, and for you to talk to the media about your experiences of trying to be a top class teacher. USI want to hear from you and your experience of working during college, or as a recent graduate. USI is looking for stories on issues of pay, hours of work, working during college placement, issue of cost of living, receiving the SUSI grant, burden of fees, issues with rent, travel or other means of living, emigration for better paid work, experiences of working and academic life etc.

 

Applications are open for the NUI Galway 1916 Bursary Fund of €5,000 per year

Open to undergraduate students who are socio-economically disadvantaged + from one of socio-economic groups that have low participation in higher education

Closing date 4pm Friday 6th April

 

Need Help?

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

University PhD Write-Up Bursary 2018

A limited number of write-up bursaries are being offered to address the problems being encountered by PhD students who are near to completing their theses yet who find themselves, for whatever reason, without funding. Contact graduatestudies@nuigalway.ie with queries

 

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

Have you responded to the recent survey from ISS on IT Services at NUI Galway? If not 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.

 

NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • Teaching ends on Sat 24th of March for the Easter Holidays and teaching resumes Mon 9th April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 26th March – Thurs 29th March.
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Weds 28th March and will reopen at 10am on Weds 4th April. Opening hours 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm 4th, 5th & 6th April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 11am on Mon 9th April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 9am on Thurs 12th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April.
  • Sult will be closed from Fri 30th March and will re-open on Tues 3rd April.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 23rd March and will re-open Mon 9th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm on Fri 30th March & Sat 31st March. Closed Sun 1st April and open 11am-3pm Mon 2nd April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 29th March to Tues 3rd April inclusive. They will re-open at 9.15am on Weds 4th April.
  • SUMS will be closed from Monday 26th March until Friday 6th April.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 10th April.
  • Flirt FM Mon 26th March- Fri 30th March On Air 11.30am-4am (Office open 11am-6pm), Sat 31st March-Sun 8th April Spring Break (Studios bookable on request), Mon 9th April-Fri 20th April On Air 11.30am-4am Weekdays (Office open 11am-6pm)
  • Computer Suites will be open 09:00-18:00 Sun 1st & Mon 2nd April. For more details check HERE

 

Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 12 Aibreán 2018

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.

 

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 27 – 22nd March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU18 Nominations are open!

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions are now open. You can pick up a nomination form in the SU Office or on our website just make sure to get it back to the box in the SU Office before 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March! The elections will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April.

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.

 

Canvassing Training with Galway Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment 6pm Tonight

6pm-9pm TONIGHT in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Áras na Mac Léinn. No previous canvassing experienced required!

There will be a second round of canvassing training 7pm-10pm Thursday 29th of March.

 

FREE Rapid HIV Test Clinic 2pm-4pm TODAY

AIDS West will be running the free rapid HIV Test clinic at NUIG 2pm-4pm TODAY Thursday 22nd of March in Meeting Rooms 1&2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Here’s what to expect and there’s no appointment necessary:

  1. Call in to Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
    2. Test explained and opportunity for Q&A
    3. Finger prick to get blood sample (tiny amount)
    4. Sample tested & result in 30 seconds

 

Camp Leaders J1 Presentation

Get your J1 sorted 4pm-5pm this Tuesday 27th March in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn with Camp Leaders Ireland.

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here!

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

 

Exam Timetable Out 12pm Wednesday 21st March

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

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

 

Monday is Deadline for ALIVE Certificate Applications

To earn your award for volunteering from the President of NUI Galway please log in with your student ID and password and complete the online reflection application at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie

Any hours you logged with a charity at www.studentvolunteer.ie will be transferred to your application on yourspace.nuigalway.ie (both websites will talk to each other!)

Save the dates! Applications are due Monday 26th March and the Ceremony with the President is at 11am on Tuesday 10th April.

 

Upcoming Events in the Maker Space at James Hardiman Library

  1. PHOTONICS European Challenger Project – Time to Replicate. Prize for best group + individual project email: Sean O’Gorman s.ogorman2@nuigalway.ie
  2. Arduino Thursday: Commencing 11am-1pm Thurs 22nd March Arduino Experimenting
  3. Raspberry Tuesday: Commencing 11am-1pm Tues 27th March Raspberry Pi Experimenting

 

Need Help?

 

At Blackstone Launchpad Next Week

12.45pm-1.45pm Weds 28th March in Blackstone Launchpad: InnovateHER Series: Talk by Kelsey Roberts from TechInnovate.

More information on our facebook: @launchpadnuig

 

Win €1,000 in the “Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition

To enter you need to research topics or share your personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article or a poster.

The themes are:

  • Club drugs – what are the risks?
  • Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs – what are the risks?

The deadline is the 9th of April 2018

 

National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are proud to partner with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability) to organise the ‘National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities’. Attendance is free and this event is open to any member of USI who identifies as living with a disability. The event will take place 10am-5.30pm Thursday, 29th March in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.

Registration Link.

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • Teaching ends on Sat 24th of March for the Easter Holidays and teaching resumes Mon 9th April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 26th March – Thurs 29th March.
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Weds 28th March and will reopen at 10am on Weds 4th April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 11am on Mon 9th April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 9am on Thurs 12th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April.
  • Sult will be open as normal.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 23rd March and will re-open Mon 9th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm on Fri 30th March & Sat 31st March. Closed Sun 1st April and open 11am-3pm Mon 2nd April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 29th March to Tues 3rd April inclusive. They will re-open at 9.15am on Weds 4th April.
  • SUMS will be closed from Monday 26th March until Friday 6th April.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 10th April.
  • Flirt FM Mon 26th March- Fri 30th March On Air 11.30am-4am (Office open 11am-6pm), Sat 31st March-Sun 8th April Spring Break (Studios bookable on request), Mon 9th April-Fri 20th April On Air 11.30am-4am Weekdays (Office open 11am-6pm)
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check 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-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

 

SU Weekly Email 27 – 22nd March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU18 Nominations are open!

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions are now open. You can pick up a nomination form in the SU Office or on our website just make sure to get it back to the box in the SU Office before 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March! The elections will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday 12th of April.

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.

 

Canvassing Training with Galway Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment 6pm Tonight

6pm-9pm TONIGHT in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Áras na Mac Léinn. No previous canvassing experienced required!

There will be a second round of canvassing training 7pm-10pm Thursday 29th of March.

 

FREE Rapid HIV Test Clinic 2pm-4pm TODAY

AIDS West will be running the free rapid HIV Test clinic at NUIG 2pm-4pm TODAY Thursday 22nd of March in Meeting Rooms 1&2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Here’s what to expect and there’s no appointment necessary:

  1. Call in to Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
    2. Test explained and opportunity for Q&A
    3. Finger prick to get blood sample (tiny amount)
    4. Sample tested & result in 30 seconds

 

Camp Leaders J1 Presentation

Get your J1 sorted 4pm-5pm this Tuesday 27th March in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn with Camp Leaders Ireland.

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here!

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

 

Exam Timetable Out 12pm Wednesday 21st March

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

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

 

Monday is Deadline for ALIVE Certificate Applications

To earn your award for volunteering from the President of NUI Galway please log in with your student ID and password and complete the online reflection application at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie

Any hours you logged with a charity at www.studentvolunteer.ie will be transferred to your application on yourspace.nuigalway.ie (both websites will talk to each other!)

Save the dates! Applications are due Monday 26th March and the Ceremony with the President is at 11am on Tuesday 10th April.

 

Upcoming Events in the Maker Space at James Hardiman Library

  1. PHOTONICS European Challenger Project – Time to Replicate. Prize for best group + individual project email: Sean O’Gorman s.ogorman2@nuigalway.ie
  2. Arduino Thursday: Commencing 11am-1pm Thurs 22nd March Arduino Experimenting
  3. Raspberry Tuesday: Commencing 11am-1pm Tues 27th March Raspberry Pi Experimenting

 

Need Help?

 

At Blackstone Launchpad Next Week

12.45pm-1.45pm Weds 28th March in Blackstone Launchpad: InnovateHER Series: Talk by Kelsey Roberts from TechInnovate.

More information on our facebook: @launchpadnuig

 

Win €1,000 in the “Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition

To enter you need to research topics or share your personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article or a poster.

The themes are:

  • Club drugs – what are the risks?
  • Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs – what are the risks?

The deadline is the 9th of April 2018

 

National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are proud to partner with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability) to organise the ‘National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities’. Attendance is free and this event is open to any member of USI who identifies as living with a disability. The event will take place 10am-5.30pm Thursday, 29th March in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.

Registration Link.

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • Teaching ends on Sat 24th of March for the Easter Holidays and teaching resumes Mon 9th April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 26th March – Thurs 29th March.
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Weds 28th March and will reopen at 10am on Weds 4th April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 11am on Mon 9th April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 23rd March and reopen at 9am on Thurs 12th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April.
  • Sult will be open as normal.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 23rd March and will re-open Mon 9th April.
  • Smokey’s Café will be closed Fri 30th March-Mon 2nd April inclusive and will re-open Tues 3rd April
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm on Fri 30th March & Sat 31st March. Closed Sun 1st April and open 11am-3pm Mon 2nd April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Fri 30th March to Mon 2nd April inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Thurs 29th March to Tues 3rd April inclusive. They will re-open at 9.15am on Weds 4th April.
  • SUMS will be closed from Monday 26th March until Friday 6th April.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 10th April.
  • Flirt FM Mon 26th March- Fri 30th March On Air 11.30am-4am (Office open 11am-6pm), Sat 31st March-Sun 8th April Spring Break (Studios bookable on request), Mon 9th April-Fri 20th April On Air 11.30am-4am Weekdays (Office open 11am-6pm)
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check 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-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

 

SU Weekly Email 26 – 15th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union .

Interested in running for election?

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions open at 10am next Thursday 22nd of March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March #NUIGSU18

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.

 

Meet SIPTU Today

SIPTU are on campus today 11am-12pm & 1pm-3pm at Smokey’s Café giving students information on their rights as workers, and campaigning to work towards living wages and to end zero hour contracts. You can get materials with additional information on workers’ rights in the Students’ Union.

 

Exam Timetable Out 12pm Wednesday 21st March

 

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Congratulations to your newly elected SU Officers for 2018/19 – SU President Megan Reilly, SU VP/Education Officer Louis Courtney, SU VP/Welfare and Equality Officer Clare Austick and SU Council Chair Sabrina Vaughan. They will all take up their positions on the 1st of July. Voting takes place on Thursday 12th of April to elect the other SU Officers who will be joining them.

 

Read Sin Issue 10 Here!

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

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

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

 

FREE Rapid HIV Test Clinic

AIDS West will be running the free rapid HIV Test clinic at NUIG again 2pm-4pm Thursday 22nd of March in Meeting Rooms 1&2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Here’s what to expect and there’s no appointment necessary:

  1. Call in to Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
    2. Test explained and opportunity for Q&A
    3. Finger prick to get blood sample (tiny amount)
    4. Sample tested & result in 30 seconds

 

Nominations Close 5pm TOMORROW for USI Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards is the annual opportunity for the Student Movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student community. The deadline for nominations is 5pm this Friday 16th of March.

http://usi.ie/awards/

 

Marchathon Team in Green Competition

The next competition for our teams taking part in the NUIG Marchathon Challenge is to send in your Team In Green photo for the St Patrick’s Day themed photo competition before 2pm Tues 20th March! Email photos to: info@smartertravelcampus.ie

 

Do you have a Lecturer at NUIG who inspires you and brings learning to life?

Nominate them for the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Nomination deadline this Friday 16th March Students, staff and Alumni can nominate! Nominate them here!

 

National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are proud to partner with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability) to organise the ‘National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities’. Attendance is free and this event is open to any member of USI who identifies as living with a disability. The event will take place 10am-5.30pm Thursday, 29th March in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.

Registration Link.

 

EXPLORE Innovation Awards – Deadline Tomorrow!

The deadline for the EXPLORE Innovation Awards powered by Blackstone LaunchPad is 5pm Friday 16th of March.  EXPLORE is looking for great ideas with real impact with three prizes for students of €2,000, €1,000 and €500.  Visit www.nuigalway.ie/explore for more details.

 

Introduction to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Evening

What if there was a tool we could use to build peaceful and sustainable societies for all? In a world with growing inequalities, the Sustainable Development Goals may provide the means to overcome these challenges and to transform our communities. But… what are they? What do they mean to us? How can we put these Goals into practice? All students are invited to come along to this informal workshop on these 17 Global Goals. This fun and interactive session will share the basics of the Sustainable Development Goals and explore their relevance in our daily lives. Workshop takes place 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 22nd March in the ground floor meeting room in the Library. Hot Dinner will be served at 7.30pm! To book your slot in the workshop please email alive@nuigalway.ie

 

CompSoc Camara Collection
CompSoc are running their monthly Camara Drop-off Point in 18 Distillery Road starting next Wednesday 21st March 2017 from 10am to 1pm. They are also looking for volunteers to help out for an hour between 10am and 1pm. All computers, laptops, monitors, servers and keyboard donations are welcome. They are then sent to Dublin to be wiped to military standards before being sent to schools in Africa. We are unable to accept printers, CRT monitors, switches or projectors.

 

Call to Action! We Want to Hear Your Attitudes and Beliefs Towards People with Obesity.

We are currently conducting a study to assess the effectiveness of various interventions to address obesity stigma.

Complete the study here.

If you require more information please contact the researcher Mary Doherty at m.doherty21@nuigalway.ie.

 

Climate Congress 2018

CCAFS Climate Congress will take place 9am-6pm on Thursday 22nd March in the ILAS Building NUI Galway with the theme “Climate Change in local Communities”

Link to register for the event can be found here

 

Are you a student or qualified midwife working in Ireland?

Share your knowledge, views, and beliefs about having healthy lifestyle discussions with overweight and obese pregnant women. The questionnaire will only take approximately 10 minutes to complete and you can be in a  draw for one of two €50 ‘One4All’ shopping vouchers!

Questionnaire Link. The deadline for responses is May, 1st 2018. For further information contact l.dupreez1@nuigalway.ie

 

At Blackstone Launchpad next week: 

1pm-2pm Thurs 22nd March in Blackstone Launchpad – InnovateHER Series: Free Feet Medical talk with Edel Browne.

Free Tickets Here.

 

Plastic Free Survey

This survey was compiled by a group of four 2nd year biomedical science students who are working towards making Galway plastic free, it should take less than 3 minutes to complete and you could be in with a chance of winning a reusable cup! #BEWAREOFTHEPLASTICS

 

Nominations are open for Ireland’s Top Ten Outstanding Young People

Do you know someone who has achieved something special, has made a significant impact on society or has even improved the lives of others through their actions? If you do, don’t keep it a secret, nominate them for the JCI Ireland TOYP Awards.

The closing date for nominations is Monday the 19th of March. Nominations are submitted online via: www.jciireland.ie/toyp/toyp-nominations/

 

Lidl FREE Bus Every Monday from Corrib Village

  • Leaves Corrib Village 6.30pm
  • Leaves Lidl 7.30pm

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements

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

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

 

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 25 – 8th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union .

 

VOTE TODAY!

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

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

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

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

 

Interested in running for election?

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

More information here.

 

Free Stuff Today!

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

 

Class Rep Council Chair Election Result #NUIGSU18

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

 

Register to Vote in the 8th Amendment Referendum This Tuesday

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

 

Read Sin Issue 10 Here!

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

 

8 Week €40 Yoga Course Starts Tonight!

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

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

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

 

Lidl FREE Bus Every Monday from Corrib Village

  • Leaves Corrib Village 6.30pm
  • Leaves Lidl 7.30pm

 

Neuro Soc Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week Events

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

For more information contact neuro@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

A Beautiful Mind: Connecting Arts & Mental Health

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

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

 

Student Connect Mentor Recruitment

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

Closing date 12noon Weds 14th March.

 

Operation Resuscitation

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Win Prizes for Walking in the NUIG Marchathon Challenge

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

 Get your entries in by 2pm Friday 9th March

 

Focus Group Participants Required

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

 

At Blackstone Launchpad next week

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

 

Governance Research

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

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

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

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 24 – 5th March 2018

Weekly Email

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

 

#NUIGSU18 Vote This Thursday!

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

The candidates are:

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

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

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

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

 

Camp Leaders Ireland J1 Info Session Tomorrow

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

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

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

 

ALIVE Certificate Ceremony – Tuesday 10th April

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

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

 

Win Prizes from Fat Tony’s

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

 

NUIG Marchathon2018 Challenge – win while you walk!

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

 

#NUIGSU18 Elections Part Time Officer Nominations

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

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

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

 

Lidl FREE Bus Every Monday from Corrib Village

  • Leaves Corrib Village 6.30pm
  • Leaves Lidl 7.30pm

 

Journalism Society Talk

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

 

Survey: Beliefs & Attitudes Relating to Road Safety

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

 

At Blackstone Launchpad this week: 

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

 

Matte To Metallic FREE Makeup Masterclass

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Read Sin Issue 9 Here!

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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