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Summer in Galway 2018

News & Events

What’s on in Galway this Summer:

Galway Theatre Festival Fri 4th – Sat 12th May 2018

Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 12th May 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wednesday 16th May 2018

Gospel Rising Choir Festival Fri 18th – Sun 20th May 2018

Galway Burlesque Festival Fri 18th – Sun 20th May 2018

Galway Early Music Festival Fri 25th – Sun 27th May 2018

Claddagh Traditional Boat Festival Sat 26th – Sun 27th May 2018

Conamara Bog Week Tues 29th May – Mon 4th June 2018

West End Summer Food Festival Thurs 31st May – Mon 4th June 2018

Galway Juggling Convention Fri 1st – Mon 4th June 2018

Fives for Lives Soccer tournament in aid of Pieta House Sat 2nd June 2018

Give Blood in Galway Tues 5th, Weds 6th and Thurs 7th June 2018

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 6th June 2018

Galway African Film Festival Sat 9th & Sun 10th June 2018

Galway Bike Week Sat 9th – Sun 17th June 2018

Street Feast Sunday 10th June 2018

Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 10th June 2018

Galway Simon Community Dip at Dawn 4.55am-6am Thursday 21st June 2018

Seafest Fri 29th June – Sun 1st July 2018

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 4th July 2018

Soapbox Science Galway Sat 7th July 2018

Galway Film Fleadh Tues 10th – Sun 15th July 2018

Galway Fringe Festival Sun 15th – Sun 29th July 2018

Galway International Arts Festival Mon 16th – Sun 29th July 2018

Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 30th July- Sun 5th August 2018

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Weds 1st August 2018

Galway Pride Festival Mon 13th – Sun 19th August 2018

Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Sat 11th August 2018

Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara Sat 11th and Sun 12th August 2018

Galway Heritage Week Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th August 2018

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 ALIVE Volunteering website for volunteering opportunities.

If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2018/19. Start your countdown!

 

Summer in Galway 2017

News & Events

What’s on in Galway this Summer:

Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 6th May 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wednesday 10th May 2017

Gospel Rising Choir Festival Fri 12th – Sun 14th May 2017

Reel Lives Film Festival Weds 17th-Fri 19th May 2017

Galway Early Music Festival Fri 19th – Sun 21st May 2017

Friends of Merlin Woods Biodiversity Week Mon 22nd – Sun 28th May 2017

Claddagh Traditional Boat Festival Weds 24th – Sun 28th May 2017

Forest Days Galway Fri 26th – Sun 4th June 2017

Shantalla Festival Weekend Fri 26th – Sun 28th May 2017

Galway African Film Festival Fri 26th-Sun 28th May 2017

Galway Burlesque Festival Fri 26th – Sun 28th May 2017

Conamara Bog Week Sun 28th May – Mon 5th June 2017

Galway Juggling Convention Fri 2nd – Mon 5th June 2017

Fives for Lives Soccer tournament in aid of Pieta House Sat 3rd June 2017

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 7th June 2017

Galway Bike Week Sat 10th – Sun 18th June 2017

Cong-Galway Sailing Race Saturday 10th June 2017

Street Feast Sunday 11th June 2017

Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge Fri 16th-Sun 18th June 2017

Longest Day Swim Sat 17th June 2017

Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 18th June 2017

Dip in the Nip for Charity Sunday 18th June 2017

Give Blood in Galway 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 27th, 28th & 29th June 2017

Purefit Spinathon in aid of Let’s Get Galway Talking 7pm-9pm Monday 26th June 2017

Seafest Fri 30th June – Sun 2nd July 2017

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 5th July 2017

Galway Film Fleadh Tues 11th – Sun 16th July 2017

Westside Arts Festival Tues 11th – Sat 15th July 2017

Give Blood in Galway 11th, 12th & 13th July 2017

Galway Fringe Festival Sat 15th – Sun 30th July 2017

Soapbox Science Galway Sat 15th July 2017

Galway International Arts Festival Mon 17th – Sun 30th July 2017

Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 31st July- Sun 6th August 2017

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Galway Pride Festival Fri 11th – Sun 20th August 2017

Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Saturday 12th August 2017

Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara Fri 18th – Sun 20th August 2017

Galway Heritage Week Saturday 19th – Sunday 27th August 2017

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 2017/18. Start your countdown!

SU Weekly Email 32 – 27th April 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

WIN A €200 CASH PRIZE!

All you have to do is complete our survey’s in the links below. Remember you must complete both surveys to be in with a chance to win the cask prize, best of luck!

Food Services Questionnaire-Survey 1

Bar and Entertainment Questionnaire-Survey 2

Connacht Tickets LAST HOME GAME THIS YEAR

We now have €15 NUIG student tickets on sale for the final Connacht Rugby home match this season against Scarlets at 19:35 on Saturday the 29th of April. On sale in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course €40

We are now taking sign-ups for our 8 week Ashtanga yoga course during the summer. You can register in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card. The course cost is €40.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May)
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May)

Applications are invited for funding from the NUI Galway Student Project Fund for projects beginning in September 2017

In order to be considered for funding the project must support the strategic priorities identified in the Student Project Fund Strategic Priority document and must fall into any one, or a combination, of the following categories:

  • Service
  • Web-based development
  • Equipment
  • Building.
  • Research

Proposals may be made by individual people/groups/groups in collaboration. Projects involving collaborations/partnerships are encouraged.

A project must cost a minimum of €5,000 to be eligible for consideration. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Thursday 11th May, 2017. Application form and more information.

 

The Dog-Tor will See You!

We are now taking bookings for 15 minutes slot appointments with Max the SU Puppy (although he’s looking a bit bigger than puppy size now!) 10am-12pm Wednesday 10th May.

FREE Breakfasts!

NUI Galway students can get free Porridge in Sult and Smokey’s Café  9am-10am/while stocks last each morning.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill as a means of tackling our society’s harmful relationship with alcohol.

Did you know?

  • According to the Health Research Board, at least 75% of alcohol consumed in Ireland is as part of a binge.
  • 88 people die every month as a direct result of alcohol in Ireland.
  • In Ireland alcohol is a factor in 50% of completed suicides.
  • Alcohol harm costs the Irish Taxpayer an estimated €3.7 billion in health, crime and public order.
  • 78% of Irish people believe that the Irish Government has a responsibility to implement measures to protect the public from high levels of alcohol consumption.

We ask you show your support by Liking and Sharing the ‘Hands off our Health’ Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/handsoffourhealth/

Micheline’s Three Conditions

On Thursday the 4th of May four cases of gender discrimination in NUI Galway will come before the High Court in Dublin. A demonstration will take place in support of the four women. The Students’ Union is organising a bus for students who wish to attend. Bus departs Galway at 9am on Thursday 4th May and will be back in Galway at approximately 4pm.

Tickets are €2, and are available from the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. NUI Galway Student ID Required.

 

Return your locker keys!

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term.

 

Student Health Unit during Exams

During the exams the Student Health Unit will be open for exam emergencies daily 8.30am-5.30pm (Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm) Monday-Friday.

Regular hours for non-emergencies are from 9.15am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday.

Closed Monday 1st May for Bank Holiday.

 

Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.

 

PC Suites Unavailable during Exams
The following PC Suites will be unavailable from 17:00 on Friday, April 21st until 17:30 on Wednesday, May 10th as they are being used for exams:
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– ENG-2016
– ENG-2017

– Finnegan

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.

 

The Online Marketing in Galway Digital Marketing Awards are open to students this year for the first time ever!

As it is the first year, there are no strict rules but the application deadline is this FRIDAY 28th of April!

If you did a presentation related to Digital Marketing, Media, e-commerce, or Web Development you can upload that in PDF format or Word format. We are conscious that some might be very long, for that reason there is an open ended question on the application that asks students to enter up to 200 words to describe the project, top level statistics, objectives and findings. The application should be painless, and the awards night is always a night for all to enjoy! Apply here – http://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/

 

SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday 12th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.

 

#MondayMassage changed to Wednesday next week due to Bank Holiday

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20,  1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50

Every Monday in “The Space” while the wellness room is being renovated. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

OMiG Awards – 50 Student Tickets available – FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Students can fill out this VERY short form!! A discount code will be sent to the students for 60% off (first come, first served).

Do You Want to Change the World?

The 8×8 Festival is coming to campuses around Ireland again this autumn and is looking for coordinators. Learn how to design, develop and deliver a film and photography festival on your campus. The 8×8 Festival is a great way for you to meet new people, gain new skills and find out more about important global issues.

  • Deadline for applications is May 1st (midnight) and successful candidates will be notified by mid-May.
  • A training weekend for all coordinators takes place in May, followed by three monthly meet-ups in June, July and August.
  • The 8×8 Festival will be launched at end of September/start of October, spending a week at each campus.

https://www.suas.ie/8×8-festival

 

Galway Lifeboat Station needs Volunteers

Galway Lifeboat Station are looking for volunteers to sell their Yellow Welly pins. If you have an hour or two to spare over the next 2 weekends they would love your help!

Please contact Anthony_hiney@rnli.org.uk

  • Friday 28 April Orantown Centre
  • Saturday 29 April Galway Shopping Centre
  • Friday 5 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Tesco Oranmore
  • Monday 7th May Aldi Stores in Knocknacarra, Westside, Headford Road & Oranmore.

 

The Year Ahead

The Academic Calendar for 2017/18 is available here http://www.nuigalway.ie/academic_dates/academic_term_dates.html

 

Darkness Into Light Registration

Don’t forget there are two ways you can register:
1) online at: http://dil.pieta.ie/event-information/venues/galway-city

or

2) At the Galway pop-up shop, where you can register and collect your t-shirt 12pm-6pm this Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April upstairs in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre.

€500 Blockchain Essay Competition

Compose an essay on the social, civil or governmental implications of Blockchain in Ireland to be in with a chance to win €500, get published on all BAI social channels, and make a striking addition to your CV!

Competition is at https://blockchainireland.org/socialcomp/

 

Eisenhower Fellowships

Youth Leaders Network – Ireland and Northern Ireland. Future of Work Conference, Malaga, 14-17 September 2017

Application deadline: 12 noon on Monday, 8th May

http://www.youth.ie/nyci/Eisenhower-Fellowships-open-application

 

NUI Galway May Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen 10am Tues 2nd May.
  • The SU Engineering Desk will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen 11am Tues 2nd May.
  • The Library will be open 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 29th April, 10am-5.30pm Sun 30th April & 8.30am-10pm Mon 1st May (no Desk Service).
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Mon 1st May.
  • SUMS, Computer DISC and The Academic Writing Centre are now closed until September.
  • Sult will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen at 8.30am Tues 2nd May.
  • The SU Shop will be open 10am-4pm Sat 29th April, 10am-4pm Sun 30th April & 10am-5pm Mon 1st May.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Sat 29th April, 10am-5pm Sun 30th April & 10am-5pm Mon 1st May.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Sat 29th April, 11am-3pm Sun 30th April & 11am-3pm Mon 1st May.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will be closed on Mon 1st May and will reopen on Tues 2nd May.

 

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 upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

SU Weekly Email 28 – 30th March 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Extra Study Space Available 8am-10pm on following dates:

Mon 3rd – Sun 9th April Study Week

O’Flaherty Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Anderson Theatre

Mon 24th April – Weds 10th May

O’Flaherty Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Anderson Theatre

FREE Exam-prep Boot Camp Next Week!

Monday April 3rd, 10am – 1:15pm:  Practical Study Tips workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Tuesday April 4th,  10am – 1:15pm:  Exam Anxiety reduction workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Wednesday April 5th, 10am – 1:15pm:  Revision skills workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G010 Library Lobby

Individual mini-sessions with a facilitator on the day will also be available

For more information contact james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

 

Library Study Break Policy In Operation from Monday

The Library Study Break Policy will be in operation from Monday 3rd April to Wednesday 10th May. If you are taking a break use one of the “I’m taking a study break” sheets to mark what time you are leaving. Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a desk for more than 1 hours other students have permission to move them and take your space.

 

Marchathon Update Win €50 Shopping Vouchers!

Two NUI Galway teams are in the top 10 of the Smarter Travel Campus Marchathon challenge this week! Well done to “WalkingSUCS” in 3rd place and “Walkers” in 5th place. NUIG is currently in 4th place overall so keep up the great work for the last two days of the challenge!

You could win €50 shopping vouchers & goodies this week:

  1. Enter the Best Marchathon story competition by emailing info@smartertravelcampus.ie
  2. Nominate the best team captain or team member here

 

FREE Cloakroom Open Tomorrow

The SU free cloakroom will be open tomorrow 9am-5pm and is located next to the SU XL Shop. The SU Engineering desk will be closed tomorrow – for any queries please call to the SU office.

 

STI Clinic

Don’t forget the NUIG FREE STI Clinic is in the Student Health Unit 5pm-7pm every Tuesday and Wednesday evening during term. Call in to the Health Unit to book your appointment or phone 091 492604.

 

Win tickets to 2FM Live with the RTÉ  Concert Orchestra with Jenny Greene

Keep an eye on our Facebook page on Monday for your change to win a pair of tickets to the gig on Friday 21st of April.

 

Undergraduate Research Conference – Tuesday April 4th – Quadrangle 11am

A conference experience is important for career development: it’s a chance to network, make connections, and add to your CV. Don’t miss it!

Come speak and present your work: did you write a paper, make a poster, or complete a project that you can share?

Free food for all on the day!

Come listen and experience the conference

 

ALIVE Certificates

NUI Galway ALIVE Student Volunteering Certificates are now available for collection from our office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Monday-Friday

 

Career Development Centre Free Event next week:

  • NCT Your Career Plan

For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers

 

Need help with Maths?

SUMS is the FREE mathematics drop-in support centre at NUI Galway

They are open 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday including during Study Week. They will be closed for Easter Monday April 10th-Friday 21st April

 

Digital Marketing Awards now Open

Applications are now open for Online Marketing in Galway Award including Best Student Digital Marketing Project Apply Here.

 

Micheline’s Three Conditions

On Thursday the 4th of May four cases of gender discrimination in NUI Galway will come before the High Court in Dublin. A demonstration will take place in support of the four women. The Students’ Union is organising a bus for students who wish to attend. Bus departs Galway at 9am on Thursday 4th May and will be back in Galway at approximately 4pm.

Tickets are €2, and are available from the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. NUI Galway Student ID Required.

 

Last issue of Sin

Read the last issue of Sin HERE

Well done to Sorcha and all the Sin newspaper team on a great year!

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.

 

Survey: Are You Gaining Practical Skills Through Your College Studies?

Would you like to see Work Placements as part of your studies at NUIG?

Please complete this survey at this FIXED Survey Link

 

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.

 

€10 NUIG Student Tickets for Galway Startup Weekend

Last chance to grab HALF PRICE student tickets for Galway Start-up Weekend this weekend. Build a start-up in just 54 hours!

 

Let’s be the pulse of Europe — Gathering on Eyre Square every Sunday at 2pm

Stand up for a positive, pro-European, and inclusive image and bring the European spirit so that is visible on the streets in Galway. Pulse of Europe (www.pulseofeurope.eu) is a non-partisan and independent movement with people from diverse backgrounds who all share positive European values. Email galway@pulseofeurope.eu for more information.

 

Early Bird rate Registration now open for Galway Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 6th May

Register Here.

 

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 upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

SU Weekly Email 32 28th April 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Galway Demonstration for Mental Health 12.30pm TODAY

Meet in Eyre Square to protest about €12 million being diverted from the mental health budget to other areas of the health service. #IAmAReason

More Information.

Last chance to vote for us!

Voting closes at 5pm TOMORROW in the People’s Choice Awards. We need you to please vote for us one more time as we are up against some stiff competition and voting has now reopened. It’s one vote per IP address again with no messy registration.

Vote Here.

Win a set of TDK smartphone wireless headphones!

We are running a competition to find a NEW NAME for The College Bar #ainmnua!

As part of the redevelopment of the College Bar this summer we are looking to incorporate the building’s very unique history into its new name. The College Bar building has a very varied history, from being a Bonded Whiskey Store to a Copper Factory. Follow this link to see a summary of the building’s history and to enter the competition https://thecollegebar.wordpress.com/

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 13th May 2016

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 13th May 2016. Any items left in your locker after that will be disposed of.

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

Exam Results

Undergraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released from Tuesday, 14th to Friday, 24th June 2016.  

Postgraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results will be released on Friday, 1st July 2016. 

Student Health Unit Exam Emergency Hours

The Student Health Unit will have extended opening hours for exam emergencies effective from Monday 25th April 8.30am-5.30pm daily. Closed for Lunch 1-2pm.

Extra Study Space for Summer Exams 2016

Sunday 17th April – Wednesday 11th May 08:00-22:00

Arts/Science Concourse:

Tyndall, O’Flaherty, D’Arcy Thompson, Kirwan, Larmor & Dillon Theatres

Engineering Building:

ENG-G018 & ENG-G047

Ravelóid 4,500 duine, 5 ardán, 10-11 Meitheamh
Ticéid Shraith 3 €129. Tier 3 tickets now on sale €129
Don’t miss out! Tá sí ag teacht!

Buy tickets here.

FREE Pre-Departure Training

Wednesday the 18th of May 09:00-17:00 Áras Moyola

Topics: Security, health, culture, global development, ethics and wellbeing

Register here.

Kuppa Kindness

Supporting the ‘Mindful Way’ initiative, ‘Kuppa Kindness’ has been rolled out in cafés across campus. Complimentary teas/coffees have been gifted in all cafés and are being given, at random, to some lucky customers! If you receive a ‘Kuppa Kindness’, you may wish to add your support by gifting a cup to another! #kuppakindness

FREE Mindfulness Event This Evening 6pm

NUI Galway hosts the Plum Village Monastics Mindfulness event 6pm-8pm tonight Thursday 28th April, in the Aula Maxima Lower – it’s a free event and a great opportunity to relax and reflect

More Information.

Reclaim the Streets at 6pm this Friday

The 4th instalment of a revived Critical Mass will be taking place on Friday the 29th of April meeting at the Spanish Arch at 6 pm, so come along and “reclaim the streets”. 
Critical Mass is a means of direct action. It celebrates cycling as a sustainable means of transport and highlights the need for better bicycle infrastructure.

For more information contact ecosoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

NUIG 5k Colour Dash

The Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash is coming back to NUI Galway on Sunday 12th of June. Register online here.

Undergraduate Awards – Application Deadline 31st May

Submit your coursework now and get awarded for your efforts.

http://www.undergraduateawards.com/submission-2/

Darkness Into Light 2016 4.15am Saturday 7th May

Registration is now open http://dil.pieta.ie/ Raising funds for Pieta House

Bank Holiday  Monday 2nd May Arrangements

The SU Office, the Student Health Unit, SU Cloakroom, The College Bar, Caife na Gaeilge and the SU Engineering Desk will all be closed on Monday for the Bank Holiday.

The Library will be open Monday 2nd May 08:30-22:00 but the service desk will be closed.

The Reading Room will be open as usual.

The SU Shop will be open Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10:00-16:00.

Smokey’s Café will be open 09:00-17:00 Saturday, 10:00-17:00 Sunday and 09:00-17:00 Monday.

The Wall Café will be open 09:00-15:00 Saturday, 11:00-15:00 Sunday and 11:00-15:00 Monday.

Computer DISC, the Academic Writing Centre and SUMS are all now closed for the summer.

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.

SU Weekly Email 33 – 7th May 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of the year from your Students’ Union.

Vote YES on Friday 22nd of May! 

The paperwork is all done now it’s time for the real leg work to begin! If you want to make sure that the Marriage Equality Referendum passes on Friday 22nd of May here’s some ways to help: 

1. Go Canvassing! Yes Equality Galway are canvassing across the city every evening and in town on the weekend. To get involved just get in touch with them or just turn up to help out. 

2. Go Talking! Yes Meeting for Marriage Equality 7pm TONIGHT Thursday 7th May in Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street. More information.

3. Go Marching! Galway will March for Marriage Equality 3pm Saturday 16th of May organised by Yes Equality. More Information 

4. Go Voting! On Friday 22nd of May Polling stations will be open 7am-10pm bring your polling card and ID. Text/message/snapchat/yikyak everybody ALL DAY to make sure they have voted too! 

Exam Results/Repeats

Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 1 will be released between Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 17th June online. Where ‘Fail’, Absent’, ‘Incomplete’ or ‘Deferred’ appears as the Overall result on your transcript of results, you will be automatically registered to take any written modules for the Autumn repeat session of examinations. Repeat examinations are scheduled August 4th to 14th 2015. 

SU Card Reminder– CASH IN YOUR POINTS NOW!

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. If you have any queries, please contact us.

SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday May 16th 2015.
We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.

Extra Study Space 2015

Mon 4th May- Weds 13th May Arts/Science Concourse 8am-10pm

O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, McMunn Theatre

Connacht vs Ospreys Tickets €10

We now have €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for the last Connacht home match of the season against the Ospreys at 3pm Saturday 16th May.

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 15th May 2015

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 15th May 2015. Any items left in your locker after the 15th May 2015 will be disposed of.

Lockers for 2015/16 will go on sale on the SU Website at 10am on Monday 31st of August. You can book and pay online via www.su.nuigalway.ie

Celebrate Explore 12pm-1.45pm Wednesday 13th May in the Aula Maxima

Join us to experience this year’s diverse and exciting EXPLORE projects, to be inspired and to network. Email amber.walsholesen@nuigalway.ie to register.
EXPORE was launched as a joint initiative of NUI Galway and NUI Galway Students’ Union. Since then, over 500 students and staff have partnered up to deliver more than 80 innovative projects. www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore

Kickstart Your Job Search

For all final years, postgrads, and graduates 9.30am-4pm on Thursday 14th May 2015 in IT250. Lunch provided!
Advice on CV’s & Interviews, Industry Panel Experts, Careers Clinic, Guidance, Workshops etc. Find out more www.nuigalway.ie/careers

Staying in Galway for the Summer?

You will be flat out! Here’s our guide to everything going on in Galway this summer. Yay Summer!  

Graduations 2015

Conferrings will take place Monday 19th – Friday 24th October (Undergrads) and Tuesday 24th-Thursday 26th November (PhDs/Postgrads)

Alive Certificates Collection

You can now collect your Alive Volunteering Certificate from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4.30pm.

SUSI Grant Applications now OPEN for 2015/16 Academic Year

Apply Here

ISIC and Student Leap Cards

Remember our office is open throughout the summer to issue ISIC Cards and Student Leap Cards. We take your photo and print them off straight away for €15.

The Human Rights Cinema, is on every Thursday at 7pm, in the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

May is the Local Filmmakers month, and we are going to be introduced to the filmography of local filmmakers that have human rights relevance.

You are all invited to this free event, this Thursday 7th of May, at 7pm, in the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

Follow the link to get more info.
Looking forward to an exciting evening celebrating local filmmakers and advocating for Human Rights!

Darkness Into Light this SATURDAY!

The walk starts at Leisureland at 4.15am on Saturday. That’s late, late Friday night! The route takes in the prom and South Park, returning to Leisureland. Please get there early, as parking will be limited and some roads will be closed off. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND COLLECT T-SHIRTS AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:

TODAY Thursday (Eyre Square Centre, upstairs) 4-9pm, Friday (Leisureland lobby) 5 to 8pm, Saturday (Leisureland main hall) 3 to 3.45am (ONLY!)

Free Films at 4th REEL LIVES FILM FESTIVAL: Celebrating Ageing Across the Lifecourse
In the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology Monday 18 – Friday 22 May at 1pm each day.
One Irish short + one main feature each day. Free refreshments and spot prizes
Thurs 1pm: NUI Galway Staff Choir. Fri 4pm: Guided walking tour of Dangan with Brendan Hynes

NUIG Colour Dash

11am Sunday 21st of June in aid of Irish Cancer Society. Register Now.

Galway African Film Festival Friday 22nd May to Sunday 24th May

The 8th Galway African Film Festival (GAFF), a local event with a global flair, is back in the Houston Film School NUIG offering a unique opportunity for film lovers to view high quality films not usually available in Ireland. And all for FREE! Places are limited and strictly on a first come first served basis – so make sure you do not miss this extraordinary film experience.

For more information on listings and times, and to download your very own festival brochure, see www.galwayafricanfilmfestival.org

Are you brave enough to take on The Chilli M.E. Challenge to raise funds and awareness for myalgic encephalomyelitis?

Take a bite of a hot chilli or shot of tabasco sauce, film your funny reaction and upload it to facebook for all your friends to laugh at. Then nominate five other friends and text HOT to 50300 for a €4 donation. All funds raised go to Invest in ME.
For more information go to www.chillimechallenge.wordpress.com or to see challenges already done go to The Chilli M.E. Challenge Facebook page.

Aware Connemara Cycle Saturday 16th May

Registration is now open for the Connemara Cycle 4 Light in aid of Aware on Saturday 16th of May. There is a 65km route or a  125km route, both of which start and finish in Delphi and take in the spectacularly beautiful surrounds of Connemara, Co. Galway. More Information.

Galway Fleadh at NUI Galway seeks Musical Volunteers!

16th and 17th May Volunteers are welcome to support this event to make it an enjoyable experience for visitors to the campus. Love and appreciation of music is all you need!

To volunteer sign up online: http://www.galwayfleadh.ie/Volunteer%20form.htm Volunteers will get lots of perks for supporting the event!

Registration Open for the Salthill Devon National 5 A Side Competition

30th and 31st May

Summer Holiday Arrangements

  • From Monday 18th of May the SU Office will be open Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • From the 1st of June the Student Health Unit will only be seeing Postgrad & Masters students. Opening hours during the summer: 09:30am-12:30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 8:30am-5:30pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The Wall Café will be open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5:30pm Saturday/Sunday.
  • The SU Shop will be open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Wednesday 13th May and will re-open at 9am on Monday 7th September.
  • The SU Engineering desk will close at 15:00 on Wednesday 13th May and will re-open at 11am on Monday 7th September.
  • SUMS, The Academic Writing Centre, Computer DISC and The Hub Café are all now closed for the summer.

College starts back on Monday 7th of September for all years.

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-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm during the summer.

Thank You!

We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officers are still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected officers will take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer.

SU Weekly Email 25 – 12th March 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY!

Today you are asked to vote to elect your SU Part Time Officers for 2015/16. You are also asked to vote in a referendum on an amendment to the Students’ Union Constitution. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will are open in the following locations and you need your NUIG ID with you to vote:

  • An Bhialann 10am-7pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-4pm
  • Remote Vote 10am-8pm on SU Website (for those who registered before midnight last night)

Society Auditors & Club Captains please note you may only vote at the polling station in An Bialann. Remote Vote option is not available for Socs Chair or Clubs Captain election.

SU Personal Safety  and Awareness Course now enrolling€5

We are now enrolling students for our Personal Safety and Awareness course which takes place 1pm-5pm Thursday 19th March. The cost of the course is €5 and you can sign up now in the Students’ Union Office.

Course Aim/objectives: To instil a focused and active sense of personal safety and awareness of dangers in the course participants and point them towards further help and education. This course is being run by Dave King of the SU Security Team in conjunction with the Gardaí.

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

David O’Doherty is coming back to NUIG to tell us how he has Checked Everything on Monday 13th April at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.

J1 Ireland are on campus TODAY!

If you are thinking of heading over to Chicago on the J1 this summer call in to Áras na Mac Léinn today 11am-3pm and talk to J1 Ireland about it. https://j1ireland.com/

Have you signed up yet for Please Talk NUI Galway FREE Volunteer Training? 
The next session is at 1pm TODAY Thursday 12th March and you can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/please-talk-volunteer-training-tickets-16052024036

Scheduled downtime for the WiFi Service: To facilitate essential maintenance the WiFi service will be unavailable as follows –
Area Affected: Entire NUI Galway Campus Date / Time: Friday 13th March – 19:00 to 23:00
Area Affected: James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway Date / Time: From Friday 13th March at 19:00 until Sunday 15th March at 17:30
This downtime will affect both NUIGWiFi and eduroam users. The wired network service will not be impacted.

If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk Tel. 091 495777 Email: servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

Have you applied for your ALIVE Certificate yet?

The ALIVE certificate recognises your hard work as a volunteer whether that’s through your work as a Class Rep, an SU volunteer, a society member, a club member or volunteering in a charity. The application deadline for this Presidential Award for Volunteering is 5pm on Friday 20th of March. Just login at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the ALIVE Certificate application section. This certificate is a great addition to your CV And there will be an awards ceremony on Tuesday 31st March at 11.30am in the Bailey Allen Hall where you can meet other recipients.

8 Week Yoga Course €40

The next 8 week Yoga course with Marese Cregg is now enrolling in the Students’ Union Office. The cost of the course is €40 and you can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493570 to pay by credit card. The course will run from Thursday 19th March to Thursday 14th of May – please note that there is no class on Thursday 7th of May.

·         Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm

·         Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm

#NUIGSU15 Election Results so far

Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union Sabbatical officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are: President Phelim Kelly, Vice-President/Education Officer Rebecca Melvin and Vice-President/Welfare Officer Jimmy McGovern. Cathal Sherlock was also elected as your SU Council Chair for the year ahead. The students of NUI Galway also voted that the Students’ Union will now actively support the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults aged 18 years and over. 

No nominations were received for the positions of SU Mature Students’ Officer and SU Convenor of the School of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences so we will be reopening nominations for these two positions shortly. Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you are interested in running.

Do you Blog?
Nominations close at 5pm this Friday 13th of March for the Online Marketing in Galway Awards and there are €20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including cold, hard cash! http://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/

Ireland’s only Harry Potter convention, PotterFest Galway is coming to NUIG this weekend Friday 13th-Sunday 15th March!

Visitors of all ages will have the chance to experience the magic of the Wizarding World right here in Galway. Áras na Mac Léinn will be transformed into Hogwarts for three days of magical fun, with a huge variety of events such as Potter-themed games, cosplay competitions, panels, classes, roleplaying workshops and guest speakers on everything Potter. Special guests over the weekend are set to include Wizard Wrock act Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons, as well as the creators of upcoming original fan film, “Mudblood and the Book of Spells”. Pre-registration is now open on Eventbrite.ie. Standard Day tickets cost €10, while full weekend tickets are only €15. Special concessions are available for families and children under 12. Tickets will also be available at the door. Come and celebrate JK Rowling’s beloved series this bank-holiday weekend in Galway. Let the magic begin!  http://www.potterfestgalway.com

Are you an undergraduate student? Over the age of 18? Who experiences anxiety in social situations?

If you are interested in taking part in a confidential​ 10 minute online survey examining the impact of Social Anxiety on daily living activities and academic activities in undergraduates or would like further information contact k.dillane1@nuigalway.ie (4th year Occupational Therapy student) or access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZNDMHVJ

Undergrad Awards

Submissions are now open for the Undergraduate Awards -the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme. Submit up to three pieces of your academic work and get your academic achievements recognised!

http://www.undergraduateawards.com/

Are you a university student with developmental coordination disorder (also known as dyspraxia)? If so, please read this!

My name is Lisa Hynes and I am a fourth year occupational therapy student here in NUI Galway. I am currently seeking university students with a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia) to participate in a research study exploring participation in daily life activities. Participants will be asked to complete one confidential interview with the researcher in Áras Moyola, NUI Galway.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact me for further information. Your participation would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Lisa Email: l.hynes5@nuigalway.ie

Is Too Much Exercise Bad for Your Heart?

Free public talk 7pm Friday 20th March in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway. More information and booking at www.croi.ie

Complete Buildings Office Customer Survey – win €50

The Buildings Office is conducting a Customer Survey to gather feedback on what areas of our service that you, our customers, are satisfied with and also on areas that we can improve on.  Please help us by taking the time to complete this short, on-line survey.

All respondents to the survey who give their email address (in question 10) will be entered into a prize draw for two €50 vouchers to be added to your Students’ Union Card. The SU Card allows you to spend in the SU Shop and all SU catering outlets.  The Survey closes on Thursday 26th March.

Survey link https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57e3a

Discounted Tickets for MojoCon

RTÉ MojoCon Ireland is a conference aimed at photography, social media and journalism students which is being held on 27th March and 28th March 2015.  http://mojocon.rte.ie/

We are offering a 50% discount to students, to check out the discount please click on the following link:- http://mojocon.rte.ie/2015/02/24/announcing-a-special-group-discount-for-students 

Tickets are limited, so if you are interested in this offer then please e-mail me: Cliona.OReilly@rte.ie and please enter the subject of the e-mail MOJOCON

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course Thursday, 26th March 6:30-9:30pm G010 Moore Institute seminar room, Hardiman Building

What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help save lives. This course is being run by the HSE West with the support of NUI Galway Health Promotion Service

For an application and further information, email cindy.dring@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Rugby Tickets

Connacht vs Ulster NUIG Student Tickets €15 (College Road Stand) on sale now from the SU Office and Engineering Desk. Kick-off is 14:40 Saturday 11th April.

Complete the National Student Survey – Win an iPad Air 2!

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.
  • Students can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open. Answers will be saved and students have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes.

Registration is open for Darkness Into Light in aid of Pieta House

Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, the annual 5km walk/run in aid of Pieta House will celebrate its seventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2015, with 80 venues across Ireland and beyond lined up including Salthill in Galway. Student registration rate is €15. http://dil.pieta.ie/

St Patrick’s Day Arrangements

The following will be closed on Saint Patrick’s Day Tuesday 17th of March:

The Library, The SU Cloakroom, The SU Office, The SU Shop, The Student Health Unit, The College Bar, The Hub, Caife na Gaeilge, Smokey’s Café.

The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours. The Reading Room will be open as usual.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Don’t forget to call your Mammy – it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday!

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.

SU Weekly Email 24 – 5th March 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY!

Today you are asked to vote to elect your SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer and SU Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2015/16. You are also asked to vote in a referendum on the Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will are open in the following locations and you need your NUIG ID with you to vote:

  • An Bhialann 10am-7pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-4pm
  • Remote Vote 10am-8pm on SU Website (for those who registered before midnight last night)

Notice of Referendum Thursday 12th March 2015

Referendum on Constitutional Amendment proposed by Students’ Union Executive Committee

On Thursday 12 March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not to approve an amendment to article 17 of the Students’ Union Constitution as proposed by the Executive Committee.

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

Do you agree with the following constitutional amendment which has been proposed by the Students’ Union Executive Committee:

At Article 17.C replace “Students Union Executive” with “the Board of Trustees as members of the Company”.

Delete Article 17.D in its entirety and re-designate the subsequent sub-articles accordingly.

At the end of the current Article 17.E (to be re-designated 17.D) insert the following new provision:

Once deemed elected, the incoming President of the Students’ Union shall be a non-voting attendee at the Board of Directors until s/he commence his/her term of office as President.

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

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015 Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh 9 – 12iú Márta 2015

Úsáid do Theanga

Dé Luain/Monday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

12-3 i.n. Seomra na Gaeilge The View le Baking Soc

12pm-3pm Seomra na Gaeilge with Baking Soc

8 i.n. Tráth na gCeist Boird College Bar. Ceathrar an foireann, iontráil saor in aisce agus duaiseanna ar fáil!

8pm Table Quiz College Bar. 4 people per team, free entry and prizes to be won!

Dé Máirt/Tuesday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

Lá Gan Béarla – Úsáid do Theanga

A day without English – Use your Gaeilge

5.30-7.30 i.n. Óga Yóga-seisiún ióga trí Ghaeilge. Sínigh suas san SU – méid áirithe spás ar fáil! Áras na Mac Léinn

5.30-7.30pm Óga Yóga-Yoga Session as Gaeilge. Sign up in the SU, limited spaces available! Áras na Mac Léinn

Dé Céadaoin/Wednesday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

12-2 i.n. Seomra na Gaeilge The Stage le Baking Soc

12pm-2pm Seomra na Gaeilge The Stage 12-2pm with Baking Soc

Céadaoin na gCoiscíní

Condom Wednesday as Gaeilge

Déardaoin/Thursday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

11-4 i.n. Bricfeasta Gaelach College Bar

11am-4pm Irish Breakfast College Bar

8 i.n. Céilí College Bar le Trad Soc & Baking Soc

8pm Céilí College Bar with Trad Soc & Baking Soc

 su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 10 – Elections Special

Read it online here.

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course Thursday, 26th March 6:30-9:30pm G010 Moore Institute seminar room, Hardiman Building

What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help save lives. This course is being run by the HSE West with the support of NUI Galway Health Promotion Service

For an application and further information, email cindy.dring@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Rugby Tickets

Connacht vs Ulster NUIG Student Tickets €15 (College Road Stand) on sale now from the SU Office and Engineering Desk. Kick-off is 14:40 Saturday 11th April.

Part Time Officer Elections Thursday 12th March

Polling will take place on Thursday 12th March to elect the SU Part Time Officers for 2015/16. Nominations for these positions are now closed. Polling stations will be in An Bialann (10am-7pm), Áras na Mac Léinn (11am-8pm) and Engineering Building (12pm-4pm). Voting for the Clubs Captain and Society Auditor will only take place in An Bialann and only captains and auditors may vote in this election. Bring NUIG ID with you to vote.

 

Edithathon 5pm Tuesday 10th March

The Wiki-Project in Ireland and the Academic Writing Centre are delighted to invite you to an editathon on Women in History.

The editathon is a chance to hone your editing, writing, and research skills while improving the quality of free information resources. The event will take place on at 5pm on Tuesday 10th March. 

Participants will learn how to edit Wikipedia articles and use Library resources. All are welcome. Event Registration.

Register for your Remote Vote by midnight Weds 11th March

Students who will not be able to access any of the on-campus polling stations on Thursday 12th of March may cast their vote online using Remote Vote between 10am and 8pm. Please note that you must first register for your Remote Vote before midnight on Wednesday 11th of March by logging on to the SU Website– registration will open on Friday 6th March.

Please note: Remote vote cannot be used for Societies Chairperson or Clubs’ Captain election. Proxy forms are available from the SU for captains/auditors to transfer their vote.

Scheduled downtime for the WiFi Service
To facilitate essential maintenance the WiFi service will be unavailable on campus between 19:00 and 23:00 on Friday 13th March. In addition, the WiFi service will remain unavailable in the James Hardiman Library between 19:00 on Friday 13th March until 17:30 on Sunday 15th March.  This downtime will affect both NUIGWiFi and eduroam users.

The wired network service will not be impacted. If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. 091 495777 Email servicedesk@nuigalway.ie).

Complete the National Student Survey – Win an iPad Air 2!

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.
  • Students can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open. Answers will be saved and students have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes.

Registration is open for Darkness Into Light in aid of Pieta House

Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, the annual 5km walk/run in aid of Pieta House will celebrate its seventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2015, with 80 venues across Ireland and beyond lined up including Salthill in Galway. Student registration rate is €15. http://dil.pieta.ie/

Vodafone Campus Tour

Vodafone Campus Tour is on campus here in NUI Galway 11am-4pm TODAY at Áras na Mac Léinn. Pop down to them to get Ireland’s BEST EVER STUDENT OFFER and find out what amazing prizes are #UpForGrabs – check out @VodafonePlayground on Twitter.

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.

SU Weekly Email 8th May 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of the year from your Students’ Union.

Exam Results/Repeats

  1. Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 Undergraduate exams will be released between 10th and 20th June 2014. 
    Important: No official results will be released for Semester 1 exams for Undergraduates until June 2014. 
  2. Official results for all other Postgraduate courses considered at Summer Exam Boards (Semester 1 and Semester 2 exams) will be released on 27th June 2014.

$13.       Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive).

SUSI Grant Applications now OPEN for 2014/15 Academic Year

New Applicants Apply Online Here.

Facebook competition – Win a Phone

Need a new phone? As it’s the end of the year and everyone is older and wiser we want to hear what piece of advice you would give the 2014/15 First Years who will be starting in September. Our favourite piece of advice wins a Blackberry 9720 Touch Screen Phone thanks to O2 HEAnet Broadband and Campus.iePut your nugget of advice in the comments below the photo on our Facebook Pageand we will pick a winner on Friday!

 

Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May

We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.  

Summer Holiday Arrangements

Please note that the SU Cloakroom and the SU Engineering Desk are closing tomorrow, Friday 9th of May for the summer holidays. They will reopen in September.

The Students’ Union office and outlets will remain open during the summer with reduced hours from the last week of May onwards. The Student Health Unit will still see Undergraduate students until Friday 30th of May. During the summer they will only see Postgraduate students Monday-Friday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm with limited staff numbers. Further summer holiday arrangements can be found on our website.

 

International Student Identity Cards

Heading away somewhere sunny and exciting this summer? Don’t forget to pick up your ISIC Card from the SU Office. ISIC is your international Student ID card. It offers 126,000 student discounts in 130 countries, is endorsed by the UN and is just €15! ISIC

NUI Galway Students’ Union 50th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7th June 2014

All past and present NUI Galway Students’ Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as the Union turns 50. 

The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets are €15 – price includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way. 

If you would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event – with photos or words – please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ieASAP! 

Please feel free to bring guests and spread the word! 

BUY TICKETS NOW!

The 10 Minute Cycle Challenge runs from the 7th – 27th May and we are looking for NUI Galway teams to participate!

Get together with friends and colleagues to form a team of 3-6 people and try to clock up as many trips on a bicycle as possible, each journey must be at least 10 minutes long to count.

To keep the Challenge competitive each team must have a ‘new cyclist’ (someone who hasn’t cycled in the past six months). If a team doesn’t have a new cyclist they can still take part but won’t be eligible for prizes.

To register your team visit www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/cycle-challenge/

Or for additional information contact karen.dooley@nuigalway.ie

 

May’s Student Health 101 is now available!

So why should you read Student Health 101, the NUI Galway online health and wellness magazine at http://readsh101.com/nuigalway.html ?

First, you can enter the May draw for €700 for checking out the May issue.

Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101:

Stay Focused Anywhere: How to overcome study distractions

What’s Next? Conquering your fear of the future

You Snooze, You Win: How sleep helps you retain memory

Impress Your Interviewer: Tips for tackling tough questions

The Body as a Canvas: Choosing if body art is right for you

Wealthy or Healthy? Which would you rather be? Please share in this week’s poll!

Survey on Female College Students Breast Health Knowledge

My name is Mairead Moynagh and I am a Master’s in Health Promotion Student here in NUI Galway. I am looking for female participants to take part in my questionnaire for my thesis. The questionnaire is called “An investigation into female college students breast health knowledge, attitudes and determinants of screening practices.” It should take no longer than 7 minutes. The study will investigate female students in NUI Galway, attitudes, knowledge and what determines their choice of breast health screening. Survey Link.

The Galway African Film Festival 23rd-25th May FREE Event on Campus

Filmgoers will be able to see some of best of contemporary film from the African continent.  Come and see films like ‘Rags and Tatters’ which offers an intriguing perspective on the Egyptian Arab Spring and opportunity to see twilight alleyways of an Egypt rarely seen on film. The award winning ‘Mother of George’ which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival touches on attitude toward and silence around fertility issues.  Oscar nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave) can be seen in the powerful Nigerian drama ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ which tells a stories of Olanna and Kainene, glamorous twins and their complicated lives caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war. This wonderful weekend of cinema, now in its 7th year, will be hosted in the heart of the city by the Huston Film School in NUI Galway and is assisted by Galway City Council.  For more information on listings and times see www.galwayafricanfilmfestival.org

Festival Volunteering

If you are around Galway for the summer and fancy volunteering with the great festivals taking place here’s information on how to get involved:

Galway Film Fleadh 8th-13th July

Galway Arts Festival 14th-27th July

Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May

Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.You can also sign up this weekend at their pop-up shop in the Eyre Square Centre.

Dates for your diary 2014/15

Mon 8th Sept

Teaching Begins

Thurs 16th Oct – Fri 24th Oct

Conferring Week

Sat 29th Nov

Teaching Ends

Mon 1st Dec – Sat 6th Dec

Study Week 1

Mon 8th Dec – Fri 19th Dec

Exams

Sat 20th Dec – Sun 11th Jan

Christmas Holidays

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebookand 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(reduced hours during the summer time)

Thank You!

We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officersare still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected Officerswill take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer.

SU Weekly Email 16th April 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Easter Holiday Arrangements 2014

$1·         The Students’ Union Office will be closed Thursday 17th April-Tuesday 22nd April inclusive.

$1·         The Student Health Unit will be closed Thursday 17th April-Wednesday 23rd April inclusive.

$1·         The James Hardiman Library will be closed Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th April with reduced hours on Good Friday & Easter Monday (10am-6pm)

$1·         The College Bar will be closed Thursday 17th April-Monday 21st April Inclusive.

$1·         The SU Cloakroom will be closed Thursday 17th April-Sunday 27th April Inclusive.

$1·         The SU Shop will be closed Friday 18th April-Monday21st April Inclusive.

$1·         Smokey’s Café will be closed Friday 18th April-Monday 21st April Inclusive.

$1·         The SU Engineering desk will be closed Thursday 17th April-Sunday 27th April Inclusive.

$1·         The Hub Café will be closed Monday 14th April-Tuesday 22nd April Inclusive.

$1·         Café Áras na Gaeilge will be closed Saturday 12th April-Tuesday 22nd April Inclusive.

$1·         The Wall Café will be open throughout Easter with some reduced hours. 

We hope you all have a very happy Easter.

Good News for September! 
1. The NUI Galway student ID card replacement fee will be reduced from €30 to €20 coming into effect in the next academic year 2014/15.
2. All repeat examination results will now be available on Friday the 5th of September 2014 before college commences on Monday the 8th of September. This means that all repeat students will be able to register for Blackboard etc., from the first day of term.
Well done to our SU Education Officer Catherine Breslin who has been working hard on these issues, on your behalf, with the Exams office this year.

NUI Galway Students’ Union 50th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7th June 2014

All past and present NUI Galway Students’ Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as the Union turns 50. 

The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets are €15 – price includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way. 

If you would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event – with photos or words – please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ieASAP! 

Please feel free to bring guests and spread the word! 

BUY TICKETS NOW!

 

Extra Study Space

The following venues are booked for extra study space from 08:30-22:00 until 14/05/14:

$1·         Tyndall Theatre

$1·         O’Flaherty Theatre

$1·         Cairnes Theatre

$1·         D’Arcy Thompson Theatre

$1·         Kirwan Theatre

$1·         Larmor Theatre

$1·         Dillon Theatre

$1·         ENG-G017

$1·         AC202

$1·         AC203

$1·         AC204

In addition, AC201 is booked from 08:30-22:00 from 15/04/14-23/04/14 and from 25/04/14-14/05/14

 

Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May

We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.  

Examination Advice for Students – Mobile Phones Not Permitted in the Exam Hall

Be aware of Examination Regulations and review them before your exams.

Mobile phones will be confiscated for the duration of the exam and a fine of €20 will apply in each case. A breach of exam regulations will apply. The possible penalties are as follows:

(a) Letter of reprimand
(b) 5% reduction of marks for the relevant module
(c) 10% reduction of marks for the relevant module
(d) Zero mark for the relevant module
(e) Zero mark for the relevant module with a cap on the mark for the repeat (if a repeat sitting is allowed by the Marks and Standards for the programme) of a pass mark for the relevant programme.

View a short Examination Advice video

 

Autumn Exams

Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive). 

Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May

Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.

Win Sea Sessions Tickets

We have another chance for you to win a pair of Sea Sessions tickets on our Facebook page just comment on our post letting us know what dare you would do to get your hands on the tickets – you have until the 23rd of April!

 

Exam De-stress Programme

You can book a de-stressing treatment, including massage, acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy – 30 minute treatment is €10. Email destressbooking@nuigalway.ieto book. The Chaplaincy are offering their famous ‘Breakfast-in-a-bag’ at pre-exam mass, each morning during exams. Or book a Soccer De-stress 5-aside game.  All details can be foundhere.

 

Check the Register

Are you registered to vote in the European & Local elections on 23rd May 2014? If you are entitled to vote but don’t appear on the register the closing date for inclusion on the Supplemental Register of Electors is the 6th of May. The Postal and Special Supplement closing date is the 26th April. Application forms are available here.

 

New TV Show seeks participants

Want to learn how to eat more healthily, deliciously and nutritiously – all on your own, to care for your home – like a boss, to take pride in yourself – inside and out? New RTÉ series Domestic Divas want to help you with the least amount of fuss possible i.e. you don’t have to give up Twitter! For more info go towww.domesticdivas.ieand apply to be on the show by emailinginfo@domesticdivas.ieDeadline Friday 25th April.

 

Grinds Register

If you are interested in giving or getting Grinds visit our Grinds Register for all the information you need http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/grind_adverts/

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or sellinghttp://www.su.nuigalway.ie/bookstore/

 

Need Help?

With Maths: SUMS

With Computer Programming: Computer Disc

With Writing: Academic Writing Centre.

With Legal Issues: FLAC

These services are all FREE!

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebookand 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.