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Summer Holiday Arrangements

  • From Thursday 12th of May the SU Office will be open Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm. Closed Monday 6th June & Monday 1st August for Bank Holidays.
  • From Monday 30th of May the Student Health Unit will only be seeing Postgrad & Masters students. Opening hours during the summer: 09:30am-12:30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm. Closed Mon 6th June & Mon 1st August for Bank Holidays.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday/Sunday. Closed Monday 6th June for Bank Holiday.
  • The Wall Café will be open 8am-3pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday/Sunday. The Wall Café will be open 10am-4pm Sunday 5th June and 11am-3pm Bank Holiday Monday 6th June.
  • The SU Shop will be open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm. Closed Saturday/Sunday. Closed Monday 6th June for Bank Holiday.
  • The College Bar will be open 8.30am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 8.30am-12am Friday. Closing 6pm Friday 3rd June and reopening 8.30am Tuesday 7th June for Bank Holiday. The College Bar will be closed for renovations from the Tuesday, 5th of July to the 29th of August.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will close on Friday 13th May for the summer.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Friday 6th May.
  • The SU Engineering desk will close at 15:00 on Friday 6th May and will re-open at 11am on Monday 5th September.
  • The Library and Reading Room will be open throughout the summer. More details on opening hours here. Closed Monday 6th June for Bank Holiday. Extended opening hours for Repeat Exams Mon 25th July-Sat 13th August.
  • SUMS, The Academic Writing Centre and Computer DISC are all now closed for the summer.
  • Teaching begins on Monday 5th of September for all years. View ACADEMIC CALENDAR.
  • Lockers go on sale online at 10am on Monday 29th August from the SU Website.
  • Here’s our guide to what’s going on in Galway this summer. 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Wins at National Student Achievement Awards

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NUI Galway Students’ Union won two prizes at the National Student Achievement Awards which took place in Dublin Castle last night. The EXPLORE Programme won first prize in the Community Awareness Award category and the CÉIM programme took top honours in the Student Engagement Activity of the Year Award.

The EXPLORE innovation initiative supports NUI Galway students and staff to collaborate as equal partners to bring about positive change on campus and in the wider community. It was initiated by NUI Galway Students’ Union and NUI Galway in early 2012 and has seed funded over 100 new projects involving more than 600 students and staff. These projects have gone on to raise over €285,000 funding to date.

CÉIM is an academic peer learning programme which NUI Galway Students’ Union established in 2013. The aim of the programme is to support 1st year students to transition successfully to university, to succeed academically, and to develop networks and complete their studies. The programme was first piloted with NUI Galway College of Engineering and Informatics in 2013 and introduced in the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies in 2015. It will be offered to 20 percent of 1st year students in the next academic year.

The impact to date of the CÉIM programme is very encouraging with 80% of 1st years surveyed in 2014/15 saying it helped them settle into university. Regular CÉIM attendees achieved 9% higher grades in 2014/15 than irregular or non-attendees and were much more likely to pass the year. The Student Engagement Activity of the Year Award was awarded by CEO of the Higher Education Authority, Tom Boland.

Mr. Boland noted that “CÉIM is innovative and invigorating and shows a depth of work and understanding worthy of any project in higher education.”

The Student Achievement Awards took place in Dublin Castle last night. The Awards recognise the contribution of individuals and groups from third level education institutions across the island of Ireland.

Students’ Union President Phelim Kelly said: “NUI Galway Students’ Union is delighted to be recognised for its work in the areas of Community Awareness and Student Engagement. As a Students’ Union, everything we do is student centred and we endeavour to ensure that our members are equipped with the skills to achieve their full potential in University, and to be in a position to participate in, and contribute to, their community”

“CÉIM has been a hugely successful programme and has been an enormous benefit to students in NUI Galway. We look forward to making it available to more students in the coming years”

“EXPLORE has proven itself to be a dynamic model for enabling innovation. It has brought NUI Galway students and staff together to work on hundreds of projects that have benefitted the entire community and we look forward to watching its progress”

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Summer In Galway

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What’s on in Galway this Summer:

Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 7th May 2016

Reel Lives Film Fiesta Monday 9th – Friday 13th May 2016

Galway Early Music Festival Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th May 2016

Pint of Science Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th May 2016

Little Cinema Galway 6th Birthday 9pm Wednesday 26th May 2016

Féile Scannán na Reábhlóide Friday 27th – Sunday 29th May 2016

Galway African Film Festival Friday 27th-Sunday 29th May 2016

Galway Juggling Convention Friday 27th-Sunday 29th May 2016

Conamara Bog Week Sunday 29th May – Monday 6th June 2016

Irish Garden Party at NUIG 12pm-4pm Wednesday 1st June 2016

Salthill Devon National 5 A Sides Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June 2016

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 1st June 2016

ALá Participatory Theatre FREE Mini Festival Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June 2016

Cong-Galway Sailing Race Saturday 11th June 2016

Street Feast Sunday 12th June 2016

Circus in the Park Sunday 12th June 2016

Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 12th June 2016

Galway Bike Week Sat 11th – Sun 19th June 2016

Longest Day Swim Sat 18th June 2016

Our Place @Merlin Woods Sat 18th & Sun 19th June 2016

Challenge Galway Triathlon Sunday 26th June 2016

Colours Fringe Festival Mon 27th June – Sat 2nd July 2016

Seafest Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July 2016

Westside Arts Festival Mon 4th – Sat 9th July 2016

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 6th July 2016

Galway Film Fleadh Tues 5th – Sun 10th July 2016

Galway Fringe Festival Sun 9th – Mon 25th July 2016

Galway International Arts Festival Mon11th – Sun 24th July 2016

Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 25th July- Sunday 31st July 2016

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Saturday 6th August 2016

Galway Pride Festival Monday 15th – Sunday 21st August 2016

National Heritage Week Sunday 20th – Friday 26th August 2016

Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara Fri 19th – Sun 21st August 2016

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 ALIVEwebsite for volunteering opportunities.

If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2016/17. Start your countdown!

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team!

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Táímid ag lorg daoine díograise dár bhfoireann!

Are you an enthusiastic, fun and customer service focused person? Are you professional and take pride in your work? Would you like to earn some money during the University year?

The College Bar & Smokey’s Café will undergo an exciting refurbishment over the summer with a new food concept ready for the beginning of next term. We are interviewing now, for both part-time and full time positions to join our team in August 2016.

To apply you need to have either:

Previous restaurant/retail work experience

Or

Previous bar work experience

If you have either of these and you want to be part of a busy team fill out the online application form at this link https://sunuig.typeform.com/to/mnOtlw.

Closing date for applications is the 24th of April.

Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/services

NUI Galway Student Leaders Celebrated

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NUI Galway Students’ Union and NUI Galway celebrated 41 CÉIM peer learning student leaders on Wednesday, 12 April.

The CÉIM peer learning programme was initiated by NUI Galway Students’ Union to help 1st year students transition successfully to university, succeed academically and complete their studies. The programme was first piloted in 2013 in collaboration with NUI Galway College of Engineering and Informatics and with the School of Law in 2015. Due to its success to date, the programme will be rolled out further in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies in 2016/17.

CÉIM is based on the well-evidenced Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) model used in over 30 countries. Student leaders from higher years facilitate weekly study sessions for small groups of 1st years, creating peer-led learning communities where it’s easy to ask questions.

The 41 students who acted as CÉIM leaders in 2015/16 are studying Engineering and Law, and they have each volunteered 40-60 hours since September 2015 to assist 1st years.

According to NUI Galway Students’ Union President, Phelim Kelly, “Peer learning is not an activity that is traditionally associated with Students’ Unions. We’re delighted to be leading the way in this regard in Ireland. CÉIM is proof that there is a lot to be gained by students’ unions, university staff and higher year students partnering to support 1st years as they transition to university.”

The impact to date of the CÉIM programme is very encouraging with 80% of 1st years surveyed in 2014/15 saying it helped them settle into university. Regular CÉIM attendees achieved 9% higher grades in 2014/15 than irregular or non-attendees and were much more likely to pass the year.

ENDS

For more information, contact:
– Amber Walsh Olesen, CÉIM Coordinator, NUI Galway Students’ Union,

amber.walsholesen@nuigalway.ie, 091 494290

Website: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim
Video:
http://bit.ly/20AOclT

Pictured:
1. NUI Galway CÉIM peer learning student leaders 2015/16 with staff seated L-R Órla O’Donoghue, CÉIM Administrator, NUI Galway Students’ Union; Dr Annette Harte, Acting Dean of the College of Engineering and Informatics; Dr Rónan Kennedy, Class Adviser for 1st Year BA in Law; Phelim Kelly, President of NUI Galway Students’ Union; and Amber Walsh Olesen, CÉIM Coordinator, NUI Galway Students’ Union. Photo credit: Patrick Henaghan

2. NUI Galway Students’ Union President, Phelim Kelly, speaks at the CÉIM Leader Celebration 2015/16. Photo credit: Patrick Henaghan

 

The Big Bang Party

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653-Big-Bang-Party-PosterNUI Galway Students’ Union & the NUIG Science Class Reps present The Big Bang Party

8.30pm Thursday 7th April in the College Bar FREE ENTRY. The last big session before the end of the semester is going to a massive beach party! There’ll be laid back tunes, limbo, finger food, exotic refreshments, a raffle, Giant Jenga, spot prizes and a FREE after party in Electric.

All funds raised on the night will go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society

 

The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz II

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652-Big-Fat-Quiz-IIIn aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society

8.30pm Wednesday 6th April in the College Bar

First Prize: €200 CASH MONEY!

Table of Four €20 – Sign up now in the SU Office

Finger food, passes for Electric/Four Four & Spot Prizes for Best Team Name, Best Dressed Team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!

 

 

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Part Time Officer Election Results 2016

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#NUIGSU16

Oifigeach na Gaeilge

Total Poll 1,145

Spoiled Votes 72

Total Valid Poll 1,073

Quota 537

COYLE 537

Mc AREAVEY 459

Clíodhna Coyle Deemed Elected.

Equality Officer

Total Poll 1,149

Spoiled Votes 40

Total Valid Poll 1,109

Quota 555

FINN 495

REILLY 576

RON 38

Megan Reilly deemed elected

Societies Chairperson

Total Poll 19

Spoiled Votes 0

Total Valid Poll 19

O’FLAHERTY 15

RON 4

Patrick O’Flaherty deemed elected.

Clubs’ Captain

Total Poll 20

Spoiled Votes 0

Total Valid Poll 20

Quota 11

CONNOLLY 1

DOWLING 4

JANSEN 15

RON 0

Caitlin Jansen deemed elected

Postgraduate Officer

Total Poll 60

Spoiled Votes 4

Total Valid Poll 56

Quota 29

MORAN 50

RON 6

Cillian Moran deemed elected.

Mature Students’ Officer

Total Poll 1,149

Spoiled Votes 67

Total Valid Poll 1,079

Quota 540

DUDDY 944

RON 135

Damian Duddy deemed elected.

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Total Poll 333

Spoiled Votes 5

Total Valid Poll 328

Quota 165

CURLEY 63

HEFFERNAN 65

MACCHON CARRAIGE 168

MAGAN 24

RON 13

Ciarán MacChoncarraige Deemed Elected.

Convenor of the College of Science

Total Poll 321

Spoiled Votes 12

Total Valid Poll 309

Quota 155

1st Count

AUSTICK 98

CEBURNYTE 67

MC BREARTY 140

RON 4

2nd Count

AUSTICK 121

MC BREARTY 162

Christopher McBrearty Deemed Elected.

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law

Total Poll 240

Spoiled Votes 6

Total Valid Poll 234

Quota 118

1st Count

BURKE 57

DEANE 24

LARKIN 15

MC NICHOLAS 16

Ó CURRAOIN 66

TANSEY 51

RON 5

2nd Count

BURKE 57

DEANE 24

LARKIN 15

MC NICHOLAS 16

Ó CURRAOIN 66

TANSEY 51

3rd Count

BURKE 58

DEANE 25

MC NICHOLAS 17

Ó CURRAOIN 71

TANSEY 55

4th Count

BURKE 60

DEANE 28

Ó CURRAOIN 74

TANSEY 58

5th Count

BURKE 70

Ó CURRAOIN 82

TANSEY 61

6th Count

BURKE 81

Ó CURRAOIN 116

Diarmuid Ó Curraoin deemed elected

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

Total Poll 61

Spoiled Votes 0

Total Valid Poll 61

Quota 31

Ó Maoileannaigh 58

RON 3

Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh deemed elected

Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics

Total Poll 189

Spoiled Votes 5

Total Valid Poll 184

Quota 93

1st Count

AWOPONLE 74

FINNERTY 24

MURPHY 82

RON 4

2nd Count

AWOPONLE 83

MURPHY 92

Tim Murphy Deemed Elected 

Easter Holiday Arrangements 2016

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Easter Holiday Arrangements 2016 

  • Lectures/Teaching:  Please note that teaching (for students other than Clinical Medical Students) ends on Saturday 19th March and resumes on Monday 4th of April until Saturday 16th of April.
  • Field Trips: Field Trips where relevant take place Monday 21st March-Wednesday 23rd March and Wednesday 30th March – Friday 1st April.
  •  James Hardiman Library: The Library will be closed Friday 25th March – Monday 28th March inclusive.
  • The Reading Room: The Reading Room will be open as usual over the Easter.
  • Student Health Unit: The Health Unit will be closed Thursday 24th March -Tuesday 29th March inclusive.
  • Students’ Union Office: The Students’ Union Office will be closed Thursday 24th March-Tuesday 29th March inclusive.
  • Students’ Union Cloakroom: The Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Wednesday 16th March and will reopen at 09:00 on Monday 4th of April
  • Students’ Union Engineering Desk: The Engineering Desk will close at 15:00 on Wednesday 16th March and will reopen 11:00-14:00 on Monday 4th of April
  • The College Bar: Closed Thursday 24th – Monday 28th March inclusive. Opening Hours Tues 29th March-Fri 1st April 08:30-18:00 with Deli Service only.
  • Smokey’s Café: Mon 21st-Thurs 24th 08:30-18:00. Closed Fri 25th to Mon 28th March inclusive. Tues 29th to Fri 1st April 08:30-18:00.
  • Caife na Gaeilge: Mon 21st – Weds 23rd 09:00-15:00. Closed Thursday 24th March – Sunday 3rd April inclusive. Reopens Monday 4th April 09:00-15:00.
  • The SU Shop: Mon 21st-Thurs 24th March 08:00-17:00, Closed Fri 25th March- Mon 28th March inclusive. 29th March-1st April 08:00-17:00
  • The Wall Café: Closed Sunday 27th March. Monday 28th March 11:00-15:00.
  • Academic Writing Centre: Closing for Easter on Friday 18th March and re-opening on Monday 4th April

Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements 2016

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Saint Patrick’s Day: Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Please note that the following will be closed on Thursday 17th March 2016 for the Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday:

  • The SU Office
  • The SU Cloakroom (Closed until Monday 4th April)
  • The SU Shop
  • The Student Health Unit
  • The James Hardiman Library
  • The Academic Writing Centre
  • The College Bar
  • Caife na Gaeilge
  • The SU Engineering Desk (Closed until Monday 4th April)
  • Smokey’s Café

The Reading Room will be open as usual.

The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours 10:00-15:00