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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

NUI Galway Students’ Union Full Time Officer Election & Referenda Results 2016

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Referendum Result Direct Provision: The Referendum has passed

“The Students’ Union condemns the direct provision system which is inhumane and denies asylum seekers their basic rights and calls for its abolition and replacement with a system which respects the human rights of asylum seekers. In line with policy supported by the Migrant Rights Centre and other concerned NGOs”

Yes: 1963
No: 505
Total Poll: 2544
Spoils: 76
Total Valid Poll: 2468

Referendum Result Drug Policy: The Referendum has passed. 
“That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.”
Yes: 1609
No: 892
Total Poll: 2532

President Election Results: Jimmy McGovern Deemed Elected

Total: 2543
Valid: 2490
Quota: 1246
RON: 111
McGovern: 2005
Moran: 374

JIMMY McGOVERN DEEMED ELECTED.

Vice-President/Education Officer Election Results: Cathal Sherlock Deemed Elected

1st Round:
Niall Gaffney: 773
Niamh Keane: 694
Cathal Sherlock: 1022
Total: 2543
Spoils: 31
Total Valid Poll: 2515
Quota: 1257
RON & KEANE ELIMINATED

2nd Round:
Niall Gaffney: +255 (1028)
Cathal Sherlock: +233 (1256)
SHERLOCK DEEMED ELECTED

Vice-President/Welfare Officer Election Results: Daniel Khan Deemed Elected

Total: 2544
Cat Ryan: 982
Daniel Khan: 1475
Spoil: 34
Valid: 2509
Quota:1255
Ron: 52

KHAN DEEMED ELECTED

Notice of Referendum on SU Position on the Decriminalisation of Drugs for Personal Use

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629-SU-Election-Posters-FT-IrishNotice of Referendum Thursday 3 March 2016

Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 3 Márta 2016

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use.

On Thursday 3rd March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union condemns supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.

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

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.”

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

An reifreann ar sheasamh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn maidir leis an díchoiriúlú drugaí le haghaidh úsáid phearsanta.

Déardaoin, an 3 Márta, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a thacaíonn nó nach dtacaíonn Comhaltas na Mac Léinn leis an díchoiriúlú drugaí le haghaidh úsáid phearsanta amháin.

 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 moladh seo a leanas:

“Go dtacóidh Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh go gníomhach leis an díchoiriúlú drugaí le haghaidh úsáid phearsanta amháin.”

 Tá an reifreann seo iarrtha ag 500 ball de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, de bhun Alt 16 de Bhunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

How to Vote

In Person at a Polling Station

Polling Stations will be open on campus from 10:00am to 8:00pm. To vote at a polling station you must present your NUI Galway ID. No other form of ID will suffice.

Locations and opening hours of each Polling Station are available on the Students’ Union website.

Remote Vote

Students must register before midnight on Wednesday 2nd March. Once registered students can then cast their vote online during polling hours. To register for Remote Vote, logon to the SU website www.su.nuigalway.ie

Cén Chaoi Vótáil

Ag Ionad Vótála

Beidh na hIonaid Vótála ar an gcampas ar oscailt ó 10:00 r.n. go dtí 8:00 i.n.

Le vótáil ag ionad vótála, beidh ort do chárta aitheantais OÉ Gaillimh a thaispeáint.

Ní ghlacfar le haon chineál comhartha aitheantais eile.

Fógrófar suíomh agus uaireanta oscailte gach Ionad Vótála ar shuíomh Idirlín Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

Tríd an gCóras Cianvótála

Ní mór duit clárú lena aghaidh roimh mheán oíche, Dé Céadaoin, an 2 Márta. Tar éis duit clárú, beidh tú in ann vótáil ar líne le linn na n-uaireanta vótála.

Le clárú le haghaidh an Chórais Cianvótála, téigh go dtí suíomh Idirlín Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn www.su.nuigalway.ie 

 

Notice of Referendum on SU position on the Direct Provision System

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629-SU-Election-Posters-FT-IrishNotice of Referendum Thursday 3 March 2016
Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 3 Márta 2016

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the Direct Provision System.

On Thursday 3 March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union condemns the Direct Provision System for asylum seekers.

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

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“The Students’ Union condemns the direct provision system which is inhumane and denies asylum seekers their basic rights and calls for its abolition and replacement with a system which respects the human rights of asylum seekers. In line with policy supported by the Migrant Rights Centre and other concerned NGOs”

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

Reifreann ar sheasamh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn i dtaobh córas soláthair dhírigh.

Déardaoin, an 3 Márta, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a dhéanfaidh nó nach ndéanfaidh Comhaltas na Mac Léinn cáineadh ar an gcóras soláthair dhírigh le haghaidh iarrthóirí tearmainn.

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 moladh seo a leanas:

“Déanann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn cáineadh ar an gcóras soláthair dhírigh, atá míthrócaireach agus a shéanann ar an lucht iarrtha tearmainn a gcearta bunúsacha, agus éilíonn sé go gcuirfear deireadh leis agus go gcuirfear córas nua ina ionad a léiríonn meas do chearta daonna iarrthóirí tearmainn. De réir polasaithe lena dtacaíonn an tIonad um Chearta Imirceach agus eagraíochtaí neamhrialtasacha eile a bhfuil baint acu leis an gceist.”

Tá an reifreann seo iarrtha ag 500 ball de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, de bhun Alt 16 de Bhunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

How to Vote

1. In Person at a Polling Station
Polling Stations will be open on campus from 10:00am to 8:00pm. To vote at a polling station you must present your NUI Galway ID. No other form of ID will suffice.
Locations and opening hours of each Polling Station are available on the Students’ Union website.

2. Remote Vote
Students must register before midnight on Wednesday 2nd March. Once registered students can then cast their vote online during polling hours. To register for Remote Vote, logon to the SU website www.su.nuigalway.ie

Cén Chaoi Vótáil

1. Ag Ionad Vótála
Beidh na hIonaid Vótála ar an gcampas ar oscailt ó 10:00 r.n. go dtí 8:00 i.n.
Le vótáil ag ionad vótála, beidh ort do chárta aitheantais OÉ Gaillimh a thaispeáint.
Ní ghlacfar le haon chineál comhartha aitheantais eile.
Fógrófar suíomh agus uaireanta oscailte gach Ionad Vótála ar shuíomh Idirlín Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

2. Tríd an gCóras Cianvótála
Ní mór duit clárú lena aghaidh roimh mheán oíche, Dé Céadaoin, an 2 Márta. Tar éis duit clárú, beidh tú in ann vótáil ar líne le linn na n-uaireanta vótála.
Le clárú le haghaidh an Chórais Cianvótála, téigh go dtí suíomh Idirlín Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn www.su.nuigalway.ie

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