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SU Weekly Email 16 – 14th December 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of 2017!

 

Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register by credit card

 

Orange Student Leap Cards Expiring 31st Dec

Remember the orange Student Leap Cards expire on the 31st of December so make sure you call in to get the new purple card in the SU Office before we close/you head home for Christmas. It costs €10, we take your photo and it’s valid until 31st December 2018.

 

David O’Doherty €5 Tickets on Sale Now

We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 22nd  of January 2018 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are on sale in the SU now for just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! 

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications Close Friday 12th of January

Online applications are now open for the semester 2 Financial Aid Fund and they close on Friday 12th of January. More information available here.

 

The year ahead

Fri 12th Jan Financial Aid Fund Applications Close
Mon 15th Jan Teaching Begins
Weds 17th Jan Clubs & Socs Day
Mon 22nd Jan SU Council
Mon 22nd Jan SU Charity Comedy with David O’Doherty
Weds 24th Jan SU Working & Traveling Abroad Fair
Weds 24th Jan Commerce Ball
Mon 29th Jan – Fri 2nd Feb SU Mental Health Week
Tues 30th Jan SU Vintage Clothes Fair
Weds 31st Jan Deadline for Fees Payment Semester 2
Weds 31st Jan Engineering & Nursing Ball
Sat 3rd Feb SU Charity Collection Day
Weds 7th Feb Arts Ball
Mon 12th – Fri 16th Feb SU SHAG Week
Mon 12th Feb SU Comedy with Michael McCoy
Mon 12th Feb SU Council
Tues 13th – Thurs 15th Feb Blood Donation Clinic
Sat 17th Feb SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb
Thurs 22nd Feb TBC SU RSA Shuttle
Thurs 22nd Feb SU Full Time Election Nominations OPEN
Mon 26th Feb – Fri 23rd March SU Marchathon Challenge
Thurs 1st March SU Part Time Nominations OPEN
Mon 5th March SU Council
Thurs 8th March SU Full Time Officer Elections
Thurs 15th March SU Part Time Officer Elections
Thurs 22nd March Societies Awards
Sat 24th March Teaching Ends Before Easter Holidays
Mon 26th – Thurs 29th March Field Trips
Mon 2nd – Sat 7th April Easter Holidays
Mon 9th April Teaching Resumes after Easter Holidays
Saturday 21st April Teaching Ends
Mon 23rd – Sat 28th April Study Week
Mon 30th April-Thurs 17th May Exams

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Saturday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Cloakroom Open TODAY

Don’t forget the FREE SU Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term if you need to leave your stuff somewhere safe during the exams.

 

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

We will be holding another free 2 day ASIST Course 9am-5pm on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of February 2018. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living. If you want to sign up for the course please call to the SU Office to register and pay the €10 refundable deposit. Spaces are limited.

 

2018 Hardiman PhD Scholarships Scheme for New PhD Students is Open

The Hardiman scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus your fees are paid for the 4 years. These Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise.
You will find potential PhD supervisors at Find a Supervisor/ PhD

Applications close at 5pm 16th February 2018. Scholarships begin 1st September 2018.

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

 

Learn Sign Language

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524 810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 31st Jan – Weds 18th April
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 1st Feb – Thurs 19th April

(No Classes week of 26th March or 2nd April – Easter Break)

 

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Scheduled 12 hour downtime for Blackboard Service Mon 18th Dec 19:30
Essential upgrade work is required and will begin on the NUI Galway Blackboard service at 19:30 on the evening of Monday 18th December. The downtime will extend for 12 hours.
During this period the Blackboard service (including Turnitin, Blackboard Mobile, Skills4Study, etc.) will be unavailable. If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk Tel. 091 495 777 Email servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

 

Volunteer with us in 2018!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! LGBT in 2018. Here’s the events we have planned and we need as much help as possible so email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to get involved!

  1. SU Charity Comedy Gig with David O’Doherty Monday 22nd January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 3rd February
  3. SU Croagh Patrick Climb with NUIG Mountaineering Club Saturday 17th February

All volunteers who help out can include time spent volunteering in their ALIVE Student Volunteer Certificate Application.

 

Speaker applications for Soapbox Science 2018 Are Open

Soapbox Science is grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. We place inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourage them to engage in and start conversations with the public about their work.

 

Deadline for submissions to ROPES 2018 is 24th Dec

ROPES Literary journal is accepting submissions of prose, poetry, art and photography relation to the theme “Sparks”. ROPES is published by students of the NUI Galway MA in Literature & Publishing and all proceeds go to Jigsaw Galway. For more info please contact ropeslitmag.info@gmail.com and check here.

 

Are you a young change maker, youth leader?

Are you a young person/youth worker who is interested in International youth work?

If so, apply here for a chance to join a group of young people from all across Ireland who will attend the Yo!Fest at the European Youth Event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France in June 2018!

 

What are the biggest issues and challenges that you face?

Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates are undertaking a short survey of young people and the youth sector to get YOUR views on issues affecting young people in Ireland and how we might tackle these. Please complete their survey here. Deadline 12th January.

 

Grants For Undergrads To Study Civic Engagement In The USA

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for European Students. During June-July 2018, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to examine Civic Engagement in the U.S, hosted by the University of South Carolina.

The Deadline for applications is 5pm on 4th January 2018

 

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.

 

Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2017

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 16th December 2017 to Sunday 14th of January 2018 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 15th of January 2018. Academic Dates for the rest of 2017/18 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 4.00pm on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 8th Jan. Reduced opening hours Mon 18th Dec – Thurs 21st Dec 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 15th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 18th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8am-5pm.
  • Sult will close at 12pm on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 15th Dec and will reopen on Mon 15th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8.30am-5pm.
  • The Wall Café will be 9am to 3pm over the Christmas period except closed 23rd to 26th Dec inclusive & closed 30th Dec to 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The James Hardiman Library will have reduced hours Fri 15th Dec to Fri 22nd of Dec 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri. Closed Sat/Sun. The Library will be closed Sat 23rd Dec to Tues 2nd Jan inclusive. Weds 3rd Jan- Sun 14th Jan reduced hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30 Sat/Sun Closed.
  • The Reading Room will only be closed on Mon 25th and Tues 26th of December.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 23rd of Jan.
  • Flirt FM will be off air from 10th December to Mon 15th Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 22nd Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Fri 1st of Dec and will reopen in Jan 2018.
  • SUMS will be closed from Mon 11th of Dec and will reopen on Mon 29th of Jan.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access over the holidays check HERE

 

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2018!

NUIG Christmas Holiday Arrangements

News & Events

Christmas Holiday Arrangements 

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 16th December 2017 to Sunday 14th of January 2018 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 15th of January 2018. Academic Dates for the rest of 2017/18 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 4.00pm on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 8th Jan. Reduced opening hours Mon 18th Dec – Thurs 21st Dec 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 15th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 18th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8am-5pm.
  • Sult will close at 12pm on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 15th Dec and will reopen on Mon 15th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8.30am-5pm.
  • The Wall Café will be 9am to 3pm over the Christmas period except closed 23rd to 26th Dec inclusive & closed 30th Dec to 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The James Hardiman Library will have reduced hours Fri 15th Dec to Fri 22nd of Dec 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri. Closed Sat/Sun. The Library will be closed Sat 23rd Dec to Tues 2nd Jan inclusive. Weds 3rd Jan- Sun 14th Jan reduced hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30 Sat/Sun Closed.
  • The Reading Room will only be closed on Mon 25th and Tues 26th of December.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 23rd of Jan.
  • Flirt FM will be off air from 10th December to Mon 15th Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 22nd Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Fri 1st of Dec and will reopen in Jan 2018.
  • SUMS will be closed from Mon 11th of Dec and will reopen on Mon 29th of Jan.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access over the holidays check HERE

NUIG Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2016

News & Events

NUI Galway Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2016

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 17th December 2016 to Sunday 8th of January 2017 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 9th of January 2017. Academic Dates for the rest of 2016/17 are available here. 

The Students’ Union Office will close at 2pm on Thursday 22nd of December and reopen at 10am Monday 9th of January 2017.

The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Friday 16th of December and reopen at 11am on Monday 9th of January 2017.

The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 5pm on Friday 16th of December and reopen at 9am on Friday 13th of January 2017.

The Students’ Union Shop will close on Wednesday 21st of December and reopen at 8am on Wednesday 4th of January 2017.

Sult will close on Wednesday 21st of December and reopen on Wednesday 4th of January 2017.

Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Friday 16th of December and will reopen at 9am on Monday 9th of January 2017.

Smokey’s Café will close on Wednesday 21st of December and will reopen at 8.30am on Wednesday 4th of January.

The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Mon 19th Dec-Fri 23rd Dec. Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December. Open 9am-3pm Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th December. Closed 31st Dec & 1st Jan. Open 9am-3pm Monday 2nd Jan-Sun 8th Jan 2017.

The James Hardiman Library will have reduced hours Friday 16th December to Thursday 22nd of December 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri. Closed Sat/Sun. The Library will be closed Friday 23rd of December to Monday 2nd of January inclusive.

The Reading Room will only be closed on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th of December.

Some of the Computer Suites will be closed over the holidays for more details check HERE.

The Student Health Unit will close on Tuesday 20th of December and will reopen on Thursday 5th of January 2017.

Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tuesday 10th of January 2017.

Flirt FM will be off air from Saturday 10th December to Sunday 8th of January inclusive.

The Socs Box will close on Thursday 22nd of December and will reopen on Thursday 5th of January 2017.

The Academic Writing Centre will close on Friday 2nd of December and will reopen in January 2017.

SUMS will be closed from Monday 12th of December and will reopen on Monday 23rd of January 2017.

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

See you all in 2017! 

SU Weekly Email 15 10th December 2015

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Learn Sign Language in 2016
Registration is now open for our 10 Week Basic Sign Language courses in 2016. The course cost is €40 (usual price €75) and you can pay in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card.

Course options are: 
• 12pm-1pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)
• 1pm-2pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)
• 6pm-7pm Wednesday (20th January-23rd March)
• 6pm-7pm Thursday (21st January-7th April)

SU Life Skills Yoga Now Enrolling

The next SU 8 week Ashtanga yoga course is on Thursday 21st January – Thursday 10th March 2016.

The course cost is €40 for 8 weeks and you can pay the course fee in the SU Office now Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. To pay by credit card please phone 091 524810.

  •  6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers 
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate 

Exam Buses to Salthill

We have partnered with City Direct Bus Company to provide buses to the two exam venues in Salthill at Leisureland and the Galway Bay Hotel. This service will run twice a day during the exams and costs €2 per journey. Buses will leave University Road at 08:40 & 15:40 for Salthill. Buses will leave Leisureland in Salthill at 11:40 & 18:40 to return to University Road via Eyre Square. Look out for the red double decker bus.

#BestOfLuckToYeLads

Extra Study Space for Christmas Exams 2015

Monday 7th December – Friday 18th December 8am-10pm

Arts/Science Concourse

O’Flaherty Theatre*, Darcy Thompson Theatre, McMunn Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Larmor Theatre, TB303, TB304, TB305, TB307

Engineering Building

ENG-G017 Lecture Theatre 02, ENG-G018 Lecture Theatre 01

Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now in the SU Office

  • Connacht vs Newcastle SOLD OUT!  
  • Connacht vs Ulster 18:00 Saturday 26th December €15

Collection for the Homeless Weds 16th Dec

NUIG Rover Soc is organising a collection for the homeless of Galway on Wednesday 16th December. Any clothes, non-perishable foods, bed clothes and hobby materials that you can’t take home with you can go to a worthy cause! They will be driving around to all the main student accommodations so join the event here and tell your friends!

Upcoming FREE Workshops for PhD Students

9am-12pm Thursday 28th January: How to Plan Your PhD REGISTER HERE

1pm-4pm Thursday 28th January: Defeating Self-Sabotage REGISTER HERE

Student Travelcards & ISIC Cards Expiring 31st December 2015

Please check the expiration date on your Student Travelcard/ISIC Card – if it expires on 31st December 2015 make sure you call in to us before the Christmas break to renew it if you want cheap travel over the holidays! The Students’ Union office will close at on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen at 10am on Thursday 7th January.

We take your photo and print the card off straight away for just €15.

University Crèche – Meeting Notice

Parents / Guardians of children in the University Crèche (or interested in enrolling in the Crèche) are invited to a meeting in AC201 (Concourse of Arts/Science Building):

The two options are either:

Thursday 10th December 2015 at 4.00pm – 5.00pm OR Friday 11th December 2015 at 1.00 pm to 2.00pm

This will be an opportunity to get an overview and update on the Crèche (from Theresa Murphy, Spraoi Early Learning Centre), participate in a discussion on safety and gain information on Crèche Comm (software).

This will also be an opportunity to elect new members for the Crèche Parents Committee. For queries on the meeting please email michael.heffernan@nuigalway.ie 

Taxback.com are offering all NUI Galway students and their friends a 10% discount on Irish and USA tax refund applications.

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Average US refund is USD $800. Average Irish refund is EUR €880.

To get your free estimation just click below:

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NUI Galway Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2015

The Students’ Union office will close on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen at 10am on Thursday 7th January.

The Library will be closed Thursday 24th December to Sunday 3rd January (inclusive)

The Student Health Unit will close on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Wednesday 6th January.

The SU Cloakroom will close at 6.30pm on Friday 18th December and will reopen at 9am on Monday 11th January

The SU Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Friday 11th December and will reopen at 11am on Monday 11th January

The College Bar will close at 3pm on Monday 21st December and will reopen on Monday 11th January.

The Hub will close on Friday 11th December and will reopen on Monday 11th January.

Caife Na Gaeilge will close at 3pm on Friday 18th December and will reopen on Monday 11th January.

The SU Shop will close at 5pm on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 4th January (reduced hours for first week back 8am-5pm)

Smokey’s Café will close at 5.30pm on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 4th January (reduced hours for first week back 8.30am-5.30pm)

The Wall Café will be open 10am-4pm Monday 21st-Wednesday 23rd December. Closed Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th December. Open 10am-4pm Monday 28th December, Tuesday 29th 10am-12.30pm and 10am-4pm Wednesday 30th December. Closed Thursday 31st December & Friday 1st January. Open 9am-6pm Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th January.

SUMS will close on Friday 11th December and will re-open on Monday 11th January.

Computer DISC will close on Friday 4th December and re-open on Monday 18th January.

The Academic Writing Centre is closed and will reopen in late January.

The Socs Box will be closing on Friday 18th December.  

Sin Newspaper Issue 6 Read it Online Here

If you are interested in helping with the paper email editor@sin.ie or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.

NUIG Alumni Galway Christmas Gathering

On Thursday 17th December from 6.30pm the NUIG Alumni Office will be holding their annual Christmas Gathering in Galway. There will be a performance from Cois Cladaigh and alumni, friends and NUI Galway staff are welcome. All proceeds from the night will go directly to the Student Hardship fund and tickets can be purchased by visiting www.tinyurl.com/Galway15 

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 and Twitter.

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm (Closing Friday 11th December for Christmas)