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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

#NUIGSU16

 

NUIG SU Charity Comedy Gig – Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke

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636-SU-Charity-Comedy-PosterNUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Comedy Gig – Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke 8pm Monday 7th of March

The current Heads of State in RTEs Republic of Telly and The Fear: Kevin McGahern and Fred Cooke, have decided to address the nation this March, live from NUI Galway!

Our last NUI Galway Comedy gig of the year is Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke at 8pm on Monday 7th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Tickets on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.

Having carved out a niche for themselves in Irish Comedy circuit, they have agreed to enlighten a nation by answering the big questions facing modern Irish society….why should you never give Jay-z the satisfaction of a sideways glance? Just how sound are Irish guards? Is Fred’s sex life just like his driving situation: he has L plates and has to be accompanied by a fully licensed driver?

Kevin Mc Gahern is best known for his work on RTÉ’s flagship sketch show and for playing Sim Card in massive Irish hit comedy Hardy Bucks, McGahern has also been cutting his teeth on the Irish stand-up circuit, earning the respect of even the most grizzled of professionals.

Fred Cooke is known for his musical work on the Republic of Telly, The Fear, and now his New Reality Bites Show “Operation Transportation (Highway to Kells)”.

Don’t miss their one night collaboration When 2 become 1 in NUI Galway!

“Sharply written, brilliantly performed” – totally Dublin

“Gas bastard” – The Rubberbandits

“I love Fred Cooke. He has the real spirit of the Clown in him” – Tommy Tiernan

“Fred Cooke better make sure I’m headlining” – Kevin Mc Gahern. 

NUIG Shave or Dye 2016

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Shave or DyeNUI Galway Shave or Dye is back in the College Bar 1pm-6pm on Tuesday 16th of February 

We are asking staff and students to get involved and either:

1. Shave their heads
2. Dye their hair 
3. Volunteer to help raise funds on the day. 
or 
4. Just turn up on the day to support the event. 

All funds raised will go to Irish Cancer Society and THE GRAFTON BARBER will be looking after our heads on the day! 

To sign up call in to the Students’ Union Office or email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

More information is available HERE

 

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union to host General Election hustings for Galway West – South Mayo

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NUI Galway Students’ Union to host General Election hustings for Galway West – South Mayo

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be hosting a hustings for all Galway West – South Mayo candidates for the upcoming General Elections. The Hustings will take place in NUI Galway on February 4th at 6pm. Galway students’ unions registered over 9,000 students to vote this year alone. Both NUI Galway Students’ Union and GMIT Students’ Union are working together to get students mobilised for the elections.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has teamed up with smartvote.ie to help students make an informed vote in the general elections and aim to build on the momentum from the Marriage Equality Referendum last May.

Students’ Union President Phelim Kelly said: “Students are ready. Last May we saw just how powerful the student vote is and we will vote for the candidates/parties who have our best interests at hand. We have registered so many students that candidates simply must engage with us. Third level funding is at the top of our manifesto and we cannot be side-lined in the next government. We are delighted to work with GMIT Students’ Union on the general election. We have been working together on this since July in our pre-budget lobbying and will continue to do this even after the election result.”

NUI Galway Students’ Union will in collaboration with GMIT Students’ Union run with the national #MakeASmartVote campaign which has been trending over Ireland with the national student hustings. Smartvote.ie has been described as a tinder for politics enabling young people and students to make an informed vote on the various issues facing Ireland’s youth today. Speaking on Smartvote Phelim Kelly said “One of the major problems with political engagement for young people is that they are not sure who or what party they should vote for. Smartvote will match the student with the candidate who has the similar ideals as them and will really give students an ownership of their vote. I am really excited to see how this will affect the election results.”

GMIT Students’ Union will host a hustings for all Galway East candidates the following week on Tuesday February 9th at 6pm. GMIT Students’ Union President Michael Kerrigan added “The student voice is louder than it has been in years, these hustings will give students a chance to raise issues as well as helping them to decide who best to vote for.

Updated event information including list of attendees can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/725831710852159/

NUIG Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 2016

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The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2016 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 27th January 2016 in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair.

Confirmed Exhibitors: 

AIESEC Ireland 

Alive NUI Galway

Bank of Ireland

Camp Leaders Ireland

Campus France Ireland 

Partnership International

SAYIT J1USA 

TaxBack.com

Travel Bug Ltd

USIT Ireland 

Confirmed Food Vendors: 

Boxty’s Load It 

Brown Bag Donuts

Men at Wok

The Dough Bro’s Wood Fired Pizza 

The Pancake Factory

For more information contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

22 Innovative New Projects funded by EXPLORE

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22 Innovative new projects funded by EXPLORE

The EXPLORE innovation programme, a joint initiative of NUI Galway Students’ Union and NUI Galway, recently awarded funding to 22 innovative new projects to be piloted in Galway.

Now entering its fifth year of operation, EXPLORE supports NUI Galway students and staff to step out of their traditional roles and work together as equal partners to bring new ideas to life. The new projects receiving EXPLORE funding involve over 145 students, staff and external partners and span areas as diverse as peer-to-peer mediation, history, healthcare, schools outreach, the environment, and technology.

EXPLORE is the first scheme of its kind in Irish higher education and to date has supported over 100 new projects involving more than 600 participants. The wider community benefits from EXPLORE as many projects are specifically developed to address societal needs, and the reach of EXPLORE projects already stretches into the thousands both on and off campus.

Phelim Kelly, NUI Galway Students’ Union President says: “It is very encouraging to see the growing interest in EXPLORE both from staff and students, and also locally and nationally. EXPLORE has proven itself to be a dynamic model for enabling innovation. The ongoing success of former EXPLORE projects in a wide variety of areas is extremely encouraging, and we’re looking forward to watching the progress of the projects that have just been awarded funding.”

Prof. Chris Curtin, VP for Innovation & Performance, NUI Galway adds: “The EXPLORE initiative is an ideal vehicle for students and staff to pilot new ideas and establish a proof of concept in a collaborative, low-risk environment. EXPLORE is part of a wider initiative at NUI Galway to foster an innovative, ideas culture where students and staff are encouraged to come up with ideas and run with them.”

Examples of projects recently awarded EXPLORE funding:

Loss Of the Night in Galway (LONG) – aims to run Galway’s first light pollution/sky quality measurement campaign by engaging the student body to conduct a large-scale volunteer survey of the night sky brightness using low-light-capable mobile phone cameras that many students already possess. Loss of nocturnal darkness, through excessive and badly executed artificial lighting, is recognised by the EU as harmful to public health, disruptive to animal behaviour, and a costly waste of energy and public money. Results will be processed into maps and time-series. Prompted by the project results, Galway could set out to become Ireland’s first ‘dark sky city’, with improved lighting ordinances.
Lead student partner: Sam Hickey
Lead staff partner: Dr Ray Butler

CampusCreate – aims to encourage creativity on the NUI Galway campus in a fun and engaging way. During the 12 weeks of Semester Two ‘Creative Challenges‘ will be posted via Twitter, Facebook, and through the website campuscreate.eu using the hashtag #CampusCreate. Each week will have a different theme and ‘Daily Prompts’ will support the themed challenge. Participants can interpret the ‘Creative Challenges’ in whatever way they like and upload their creations of video, drawing, writing, audio, photography, mashups, remixes etc. 

The project has the potential to tie in with the Galway 2020 campaign, and could likely be applied to other campuses/cities.
Lead student partner: Sally McHugh
Lead staff partner: Dr Tony Hall & Dr Fiona Concannon

Shakespeare in Galway 2016 (SIG2016)

This project aims to mark the quarter centenary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 within NUI Galway and Galway City. All around the world, cultural, creative, and educational organisations are preparing a wide variety of activities to commemorate this momentous year, and this marks NUI Galway’s contribution. A connective series of 4-6 public art campaigns will run from January to June of 2016, and will draw on guerrilla art aesthetics and marketing techniques to promote Shakespeare in unanticipated ways and in surprising venues.

Lead student partner: Emer McHugh

Lead staff partner: Dr Lindsay Reid

ENDS

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

amber.walsholesen@nuigalway.ie, 091 494290

– Clodagh Barry, EXPLORE Founder, NUI Galway Research Office,
clodagh.barry@nuigalway.ie, 091 492860

www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore

Pictured: New EXPLORE participants 2015-2016