Easter Holiday Arrangements
The SU Office will close at 5pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 19th of April.
The SU Cloakroom will close at 5pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 9am on Friday 28th of April.
The SU Engineering Desk will close at 2pm on Friday 7th of April and will reopen at 11am on Monday 24th of April.
The Library will be open Friday 14th April 10am-6pm, closed on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April and open Monday 17th April 10am-6pm.
The Reading Room will be open as usual.
The Student Health Unit will close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 12th of April and will reopen at 9.15am on Wednesday 19th of April.
The Academic Writing Centre is now closed until October.
SUMS will be closed Monday April 10th-Friday 21st April
Sult will be closed from Thursday 13th April and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 18th April.
The SU Shop will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
Smokey’s Café will be closed from Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Friday 14th & Saturday 15th April. Closed Sunday 16th April. Open 11am-3pm Bank Holiday Monday 17th April.
Caife na Gaeilge will be closed from Friday 7th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.
Ability Awareness Day
You are invited to an Ability Awareness Day 4.30pm-7pm Wednesday 29th of March 2017 in The Cube Áras na Mac Léinn NUI Galway hosted by the NUIG SU Equaliteam in collaboration with Special Heroes Ireland.
This will be an evening of talks on various issues: The CRPD (Convention of Rights for People with Disabilities) and why Ireland needs to ratify it now, Deaf Education, and access to education for those with disabilities.
The event will also include a session for open discussion with participants, on what we can all do to raise awareness for disability rights.
All are welcome and refreshments will be served.
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#NUIGSU17 Final Part Time Officers Election result:
Postgraduate Officer: Colm Duffy Elected
Total Poll 37
Total Valid Poll 37
Ó Curraoin 5
Clubs’ Captain: Conor Ó Beoláin Elected
Total Poll 14
Total Valid Poll 14
Ó Beoláin 12
The newly elected officers will all take up office on the 1st of July 2017. The current officers are still working for you until the 30th of June so give them a shout if you need anything.
NUI Galway Climate Congress – Divestment and Sustainable Choices
Tuesday 21st of March 2017
Join us for NUI Galway’s third annual Climate Congress – sponsored by Trócaire and organized by the CCAFS Society (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security). This year’s theme focuses on efforts towards divestment from fossil fuels and sustainable investment at both local and national levels.
This year’s speakers include:
-Thomas Pringle T.D. Creator of Irelands National Divestment Bill
-Ian Halstead of L&P Investments (Dublin)
-Nuala Haughey of Think-Tank for Action on Social Change
There will also be a participatory working group to discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to political engagement in the context of climate change from 14:00-17:00 If you wish to attend this, please select both general admission and workshop tickets below (note that in the interest of time efficiency this working group will be capped at a maximum of 25 participants).
Tickets available at this link
Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday
The following will be closed on Saint Patrick’s Day Friday 17th of March:
The SU Office, the Library, the Academic Writing Centre, the SU Cloakroom, the SU Engineering Desk, the SU Shop, the Student Health Unit, Sult, Caife na Gaeilge, and Smokey’s Café.
The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours 11:00-15:00. The Reading Room will be open as usual.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!
NUI Galway commits to Fossil Fuel Divestment
On Tuesday the 28th of February, students from the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Society of NUI Galway were informed that their campaign had been a success. NUI Galway has officially committed to divest from fossil fuel shares by the end of 2017.
The CCAFS society had submitted a petition of over 1,000 signatures, and a report highlighting the case for divestment of the €3.4 million worth of shares that NUI Galway has invested in companies such as Gazprom and Statoil in late November. This report was welcomed by University President, Dr James Browne, who highlighted divestment of fossil fuel shares is in line with the values held by NUI Galway with regards to sustainability.
Colm Duffy, Auditor of the CCAFS Society, Director of the Fossil Free Campaign and Students’ Union Postgraduate Officer was pleased with the results so far: “It is with no small measure of delight that we announce NUI Galway’s commitment to divestment. We are extremely happy with the result and the support from Dr Browne. We are glad that this campaign has come to a conclusion, and we look forward to assisting NUI Galway in the formation of its Ethical Investment Policy”.
Students’ Union President, Jimmy McGovern, who has worked closely with the CCAFS society, added: “NUI Galway’s decision to completely divest from fossil fuels shows leadership in the right direction. This proposal began through student activism and is a prime example of why we must empower students, the future of our society, by giving them a platform to have influence and input in our University’s developments. NUI Galway has given its students that platform in this instance and we applaud them for that.”
Speaking of the University’s significant commitment to fossil fuel divestment, NUI Galway President Dr James Browne, said: “This is an important development and I am delighted that NUI Galway has taken a leadership position nationally in promoting such an ethical investment policy, including fossil fuel divestment. I’d like to commend the students involved in CCAFS and the Students’ Union leadership who have highlighted an important global issue that impacts on climate change, social equity and a range of important ethical issues today. Their actions and advocacy demonstrate their commitment as global citizens who will shape our planet’s future. “
Should you be interested in finding out more about divestment at a local and national level, NUI Galway will be hosting the 3rd annual Climate Congress on Divestment and Sustainable Investment on Tuesday the 21st of March. Details for the Congress can be found below.
Pictured are (left to right): Jimmy McGovern (NUI Galway Students’ Union President); Hazel Wolstenholme (CCAFS); Dr James Browne (NUI Galway President); Colm Duffy Auditor CCAFS & NUIG Students’ Union Postgraduate Officer); Aoife Kervic (CCAFS); & Brendan Hallahan (CCAFS).
Event page: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nui-galway-climate-congress-divestment-and-sustainable-choices-tickets-32582584387?aff=escb&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard#tickets
NUI Galway Students’ Union Part Time Officer Election Results #NUIGSU17
Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Cónall Ó Corra Elected
Total Poll 794
Total Valid Poll 765
Ó Corra 683
Equality Officer: Clare Austick Elected
Total Poll 812
Total Valid Poll 787
RON & Nolan eliminated
Equality 2nd count
Societies Chairperson: Ruth Sweeney Elected
Total Valid Poll 43
Matures Students Officer: Eugene O’Flaherty Elected
Total Poll 787
Total Valid Poll 729
O’ Flaherty 362
32 Non Transferable
Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies: Sabrina Vaughan Elected
Total Poll 289
Total Valid Poll 285
Convenor of the College of Science: Sean Guinan Elected
Total Poll 177
Total Valid Poll 175
Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences: Sarah Murphy Elected
Total Poll 115
Total Valid Poll 115
Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics: Christopher D’Arcy-Morkan Elected
Total Poll 95
Total Valid Poll 93
Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law: Fiachra Mac Suibhne Elected
Total Poll 100
Total Valid Poll 100
#NUIGSU17 Election & Referendum Results
President Election Result: Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh Deemed Elected
FINN, Eoghan 624
GAFFNEY, Niall 421
MORAN, Cillian 48
Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmuid 403
Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,573
RYAN, Cat 353
Total Valid Poll: 3,440
FINN, Eoghan 630
GAFFNEY, Niall 428
Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmuid 408
Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,586
FINN, Eoghan 693
GAFFNEY, Niall 473
Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmuid 474
Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,697
FINN, Eoghan 836
Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmaid 570
Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,841
Vice-President/Education Officer Election Result: Andrew Forde Deemed Elected
FORDE, Andrew 1,632
MacCHONCARRAIGE, Ciarán 1,495
Total Valid Poll: 3,202
Vice-President/Welfare Officer Election Result: Megan Reilly Deemed Elected
MURRAY, Sharon 968
REILLY, Megan 1,650
TIERNEY, Rebecca 537
Total Valid Poll: 3,202
Referendum Result Reunification: The Referendum has passed
“That NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island of Ireland and calls on the State to hold a national referendum on the question of such reunification.”
Total Poll: 3,231
Total Valid Poll: 3,151
Students’ Union Council Chairperson Election Result: Emily McNamara Deemed Elected
Total Valid Poll: 102
McNamara, Emily: 63
Taylor, Michael: 39
NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches 10,000 Step Challenge
NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched the Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge for NUI Galway students and staff. 36 teams of staff and student members have so far registered to take part in the challenge which runs for the month of March. The aim of the event is to encourage staff and students to walk more so that they reach 10,000 steps per day by the end of the challenge. Participants have the chance of winning prizes such as action cameras, shopping vouchers and challenge goodie packs from the National Transport Authority just by walking!
The health benefits of walking are huge as it helps tone muscles, strengthen bones, increases metabolism and reduces the risk of high blood pressure. Regular walking can also have a big impact on your mental health as it reduces stress, improves mood and increases self-esteem.
The Students’ Union is also making sure that participants stay safe by staying seen while walking as they have distributed hundreds of free high visibility items from the Road Safety Authority. Participants can still register online for the challenge at https://www.activetravellogger.ie/
Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern said: “It’s great to see students and staff coming together as a community for a project like this. Sneaking in a short walk each day can transform your health, body and mind plus it’s free! We are privileged to have some beautiful walks on campus which can easily be enjoyed on a break from study or work.”
Students’ Union Vice President/Education Officer Cathal Sherlock said: “In the lead up to exams it’s important that students ensure they make time for regular exercise in their schedules. Just 40 minutes of walking three times a week has been shown to protect the brain region associated with planning and memory. The Challenge is a great chance to turn exercise into a daily habit and there’s the added bonus that you can win prizes just by taking part!”
PHOTO: (Left to Right) NUI Galway Students’ Union Staff Members: Chris Newell, Maeve Lawless, Órla O’Donoghue, Noelle McNamara, Amber Walsh-Olesen and Gareth Williams.
Seachtain na Gaeilge OÉG 2017
Deardaoin 2ú Márta/Thursday 2nd March
Bál na Gaeilge – Óstán Bhóthar na Trá
Ag tosú: 7pm, Afters: 9pm
€40 do thicéad iomlán (Fáiltiú le Prosecco agus Tobar seacláide, béile 3 cúrsa agus ceol le TradSoc, Rofi James agus Dioscó san áireamh)
€20 do thicéad afters
Ticéid ar díol ag an SOX BOX
Bál na Gaeilge – Salthill Hotel
Starts: 7pm, Afters: 9pm
€40 for a full ticket (Includes Prosecco and chocolate fountain at reception, 3 course meal and music with TradSoc, Rofi James and Disco afterwards)
€20 for an afters ticket
Tickets on sale from the Socs Box
Luan 6ú Márta/Monday 2nd March
8pm Céilí Idirnáisiúnta – Sult (Béar an Choláiste)
8pm International Céili – Sult (College Bar)
Máirt 7ú Márta/Tuesday 7th March
8pm Babhláil/Leaisteanna Léasar – Planet (Bóthar Áth Cinn)
8pm Bowling/Laser Tag – Planet (Headford Road)
Céadaoin 8ú Márta/Wednesday 8th March
8pm Tráth na gceist – Sult (Béar an Choláiste)
8pm Table Quiz – Sult (College Bar)
Deardaoin 9ú Márta/Thursday 9th March
9pm Oíche na Mac Léinn – Club Arús na nGael (Sráid Dominic)
9pm Student Night – Club Arús na nGael (Dominick Street)
Beidh gach rud saor in aisce, seachas an Bál. Tá ticéid don Bhál ad fáil ar phraghas €40 (iomlán) agus €20 (afters) ón Socs Box.
All the events are comletely free, except for the Ball. Tickets for the ball are available from the Socs Box at the price of €40 for a full ticket and €20 for afters.
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