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1,250 New NUI Galway Students Added to Electoral Register

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1,250 New NUI Galway Students Added to Electoral Register

A Voter Registration Drive by NUI Galway Students’ Union has resulted in over 1,250 students being added to the register of electors. The campaign sought to target first year students during orientation events to get them signed up to vote.

The campaign was spearheaded by the Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare Officer, Megan Reilly and the Vice-President/Education Officer Andrew Forde. They were assisted by volunteers including Alex Coughlan and Patricia O’Mahony in particular, who both worked tirelessly across campus to register students.

NUI Galway Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “We are delighted to have registered so many students to vote thus far and we plan on registering many more throughout the year. With a referendum on the horizon and a possible general election soon, it is crucial that the student voice is heard. We want to encourage students to be active participants at all levels of society, and we know how important the student vote is, as was seen in the Marriage Equality referendum.”

PICTURED (Left to Right): Andrew Forde (NUI Galway Students’ Union Vice-President/Education Officer), Patricia O’Mahony (student volunteer) and Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh (NUI Galway Students’ Union President)

SU Weekly Email 27 – 23rd March 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Ability Awareness Day Weds 29th March

You are invited to an Ability Awareness Day 4.30pm-7pm Wednesday 29th of March in The Cube Áras na Mac Léinn NUI Galway hosted by the NUIG SU Equaliteam in collaboration with Special Heroes Ireland. This will be an evening of talks on various issues: The CRPD (Convention of Rights for People with Disabilities) and why Ireland needs to ratify it now, Deaf Education, and access to education for those with disabilities.
The event will also include a session for open discussion with participants, on what we can all do to raise awareness for disability rights. Refreshments will be served.

More Information.

 

Connacht vs Leinster Tickets

19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20. Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)

 

Nominations Close TOMORROW for Student Achievement Awards

The deadline for online nominations for the Student Achievement Awards is tomorrow Friday 24th of March so if you can think of anyone that fits the bill for any of the following categories nominate them now!

  • Student Leader of the Year
  • Part-Time Officer of the Year
  • International Student of the Year
  • Equality Activist of the Year
  • Welfare Campaign of the Year
  • Education Campaign of the Year
  • Outstanding Mental Health Activism
  • Mature Student of the Year
  • Class Representative of the Year
  • Feachtas Gaeilge na Bliana
  • Student Rights Champions of the Year
  • Activist of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Publication of the Year
  • Journalist of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Student Life
  • Charity Champions of the Year

Here’s the link to nominate: http://usi.ie/awards/

 

Marchathon Update

Two NUI Galway teams are in the top 20 of the Smarter Travel Campus Marchathon challenge this week! Well done to “WalkingSUCS” in 4th place and “Walkers” in 12th place. NUIG is currently in 4th place overall so keep up the great work!

This week’s competition theme is “In My Shoes” so make sure you send stories or short video clips describing your Marchathon journey by 12pm this Friday 24th March to info@smartertravelcampus.ie

 

Final Part Time Officer Election Results

Thanks to everyone who came out and voted last Thursday. You elected as your final Part Time SU Officers for 2017/18: Clubs’ Captain: Conor and Postgraduate Officer: Colm.

They will join: President: Lorcán, VP/Welfare: Megan, VP/Education: Andrew, SU Council Chair: Emily, Gaeilge: Cónall; Equality: Clare; Societies Chair: Ruth; Mature Students: Eugene; Convenor of Arts: Sabrina; Convenor of Science: Sean; Convenor of Medicine: Sarah; Convenor of Engineering: Christopher; Convenor of Business: Fiachra

Don’t forget that your current SU Officers don’t finish up until the 30th of June so make sure you contact them if you need any help.

 

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.

 

FREE Exam-prep Boot Camp over first 3 days of Study Week to help you Kick-start your revision!

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

 

Benefit Concert for Five Female Lecturers High Court Case against NUI Galway – Wednesday 29th March, Black Box, Galway

The benefit concert will feature The Stunning along with My Fellow Sponges. The MC for the event will be comedian Tommy Tiernan, so expect the unexpected! You can buy special student rate tickets for €15 from the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn. The concert will be held Wednesday, March 29th, at The Black Box in Galway. The event will raise funds to support court cases filed by the 5 women lecturers at NUI Galway who are fighting for their right to be promoted.

More information in this video.

 

Afrofest (part 2) 6.30pm this Friday 24th of March

This night is going to be packed with music, drama, poetry/spoken word, a fashion show and dancing. Acts performing on the night include Sean X and NUIG’s very own, Tolu Makanjuola. There will be traditional African food served by Galway’s “Tai’s Cuisine”. It will be a beautiful evening spreading the African culture starting at 6.30pm in the Bailey Allen Hall. Tickets on sale in the Socs Box.

 

All Aboard 2017 FREE Digital Skills training events at NUIG Mon 3rd – Fri 7th April

Book your FREE space now at http://allaboard2017.ie/

 

FEMALE RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED! FREE €5 ‘An Bhialann’ Voucher

I am a postgraduate Psychology student looking for female participants to take part in my study. As part of my final year project, I am investigating the management of multiple tasks during a simulated drive. Participation is open to females between 18 and 24 years of age, with a minimum provisional driving licence and at least one year’s driving experience.

Each participant will receive a €5 ‘An Bhialann’ Voucher. For further details, contact: g.nichionnaith1@nuigalway.ie

 

#MondayMassage

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students in The Space. 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. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

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: HERE.

 

The Brain Café: Third Undergraduate Research Conference EXTENDED DEADLINE!
The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until Wednesday the 29th March. You have another week to complete and submit your abstract to participate in this exciting event! Submit your abstract here; https://www.nuigalway.ie/undergrad-research/presentatconference/

 

Want to be part of one of the LARGEST clubs in NUIG? And hit the Alps at the same time? 

The Snow Sports Club will be holding its AGM this MONDAY the 27th of March at 5:30pm in AC201 on the concourse. PIZZA will be provided and Sports Ball tickets will be available to collect!

Global Lounge at NUIG this Saturday 12pm-3pm

The Global Lounge is a place for students to hang out, have fun, enjoy some snacks and refreshments, and have a chat in a friendly and relaxed environment.

For more information, email niall.cloonan@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Waxathon 8pm Tues 28th March

There is a charity Waxathon in Sult from 8pm on Tuesday 28th of March to raise funds for two NUIG students travelling to Zambia this summer for 6 weeks in an effort to teach English to boys and girls in disadvantaged areas. There will be a DJ, food, raffle and lots of wax!

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • NCT Your Career Plan

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

 

Exam Timetable out Now

More Information

 

Only 1 week left to visit the Academic Writing Centre

Please drop in during our regular hours 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights), to get some help with your writing. We are closing on Friday 31st of March for the semester.

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

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

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

Email: pulseofeuropegalway@gmail.com for more information or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/384214268628397/

 

Help support Childline

NUIG Student Emer O’Callaghan is participating in the Women’s mini marathon this year to raise funds for ISPCC’s Childline service. Childline is a free listening service for children in Ireland and is operated by volunteers. Please help her to help them by giving whatever you can following the link here.

 

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

Register Here.

 

Don’t Forget!

The clocks go forward an hour this Sunday AND it’s Mother’s Day so ring your Mammy and enjoy the Grand Stretch!

 

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 26 – 16th March 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY! Postgraduate Officer & Clubs’ Captain

If you are a Postgrad or a Clubs’ Captain don’t forget to go to Smokey’s Cafe TODAY between 11am-4pm to vote for your SU Postgrad Officer and Clubs’ Captain.

Bring ID!
#NUIGSU17

Please Vote for us!

We are nominated for a few categories in the Best of Galway Awards and would love if you could take the time to give us a vote at the link below.

Best Pub: Sult NUI Galway

Best Restaurant/Café: Caifé na Gaeilge, Smokey’s Café or The Wall Café

Best Retailer: NUI Galway Students’ Union Shop

Vote Here.

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday

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

The SU Office, the Library, the Academic Writing Centre, the SU Cloakroom, the SU Engineering Desk, the SU Shop, the Student Health Unit, Sult, Caife na Gaeilge, and Smokey’s Café.

The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours 11:00-15:00. The Reading Room will be open as usual.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

 

Benefit Concert for Five Female Lecturers High Court Case against NUI Galway – Wednesday 29th March, Black Box, Galway

The benefit concert will feature The Stunning along with My Fellow Sponges. The MC for the event will be comedian Tommy Tiernan, so expect the unexpected! You can buy special student rate tickets for €15 from the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn. The concert will be held Wednesday, March 29th, at The Black Box in Galway. The event will raise funds to support court cases filed by the 5 women lecturers at NUI Galway who are fighting for their right to be promoted.

More information in this video.

 

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.

 

Puppy!

Max the Labrador puppy is the newest member of the Students’ Union team and he will be in our office 10am-12pm every Wednesday to meet you, go for walks with you or just lick your face. Call in and get some puppy love!

 

Exam Timetable out Now

More Information

 

Only 2 weeks left to visit the Academic Writing Centre

Please drop in during our regular hours 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights), to get some help with your writing. We are closing on Friday 31st of March for the semester.

Take part in out twitter competition to show off your editing skills and win prizes: https://twitter.com/awcnuig

 

Connacht vs Leinster Tickets

19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20. Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)

 

Part Time Officer Election Results

Thanks to everyone who came out and voted last Thursday. You elected as your Part Time SU Officers for 2017/18:

Gaeilge: Cónall; Equality: Clare; Societies Chair: Ruth; Mature Students: Eugene; Convenor of Arts: Sabrina; Convenor of Science: Sean; Convenor of Medicine: Sarah; Convenor of Engineering: Christopher; Convenor of Business: Fiachra

They will join Lorcán President, Megan VP/Welfare, Andrew VP/Education and Emily your SU Council Chair and the final two part time officers who will be elected today.

Don’t forget that your current SU Officers don’t finish up until the 30th of June so make sure you contact them if you need any help.

 

SU 8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling

You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card. The course cost is €40.

  • Beginners/Improvers – COURSE FULL
  • Intermediate – 2 SPACES LEFT

 

NUIG Climate Congress FREE Tickets

Free tickets available now for the 3rd annual climate congress at NUIG on Tuesday the 21st of March. Entry is free and this year’s theme is divestment and sustainable choices.

 

Student Summit 2017 2pm-7pm Tues 21st March in Dublin Castle

This event will be a promotion and exploration of innovation for third-level students across the island of Ireland. In attendance will be over 600 students, who will interact with over 35 start-ups, learn from 6 different workshops and hear from engaging, motivational speakers from across the start-up sector.

Ticket link (use code usifriends17)

Get Tickets

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Fulbright Award Info Session

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

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Think Before You Flush Survey

This survey is part of our THINK BEFORE YOU FLUSH campaign as part of a second-year Biomedical Science module, CKI. We hope to evaluate how effective the posters around the campus toilets were. Complete the survey here. This survey is in conjunction with Clean Coasts

 

Invite: The Reality for Travellers – Accommodation Needs in Galway

The Galway Traveller Movement and the Galway Anti-Racism Network are holding a public meeting on the accommodation needs of Travellers in Galway at 7pm on Tuesday 21st of March in the Connacht Hotel. The event will mark International Day Against Racism.

 

#pulseofeurope — Celebrating the European Union every Sunday at 3pm in Eyre Square

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 is a non-partisan and independent movement with people from diverse backgrounds who all share positive European values.

Email: pulseofeuropegalway@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/Pulse-of-Europe-Galway-1862124490739667/ for more information

 

Galway Start-up Weekend Friday 31st March-Sunday 2nd April

Student Rate Tickets €20 available now Ticket Link.

 

Start-Up Funding for Students and Graduates

Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund for Graduate Entrepreneurs is OPEN NOW until 22nd March. We will invest €50,000 in up to 10 start-ups led by recent graduates and final year students. Apply Now.

 

NUIG Sports Ball

The NUI Galway Sports Ball is on Tuesday 28th of March. Tickets are €40 and are available from the Sports Unit in the Kingfisher. Ticket includes reception, dinner, My Fellow Sponges, The Converse Allstars and Paul Belton.

 

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

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 Part Time Officer Election Results #NUIGSU17

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Part Time Officer Election Results #NUIGSU17

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Cónall Ó Corra Elected

Total Poll 794

Spoils 29

Total Valid Poll 765

Quota 383

Ó Corra 683

RON 82

 

Equality Officer: Clare Austick Elected

First Count:

Total Poll 812

Spoils 24

Total Valid Poll 787
Quota 394

Austick 265

Feeney 158

Hamid 213

Nolan 140

RON 11

RON & Nolan eliminated

 

Second Count:

Equality 2nd count

Non-transferable 81

Austick 295

Feeney 179

Hamid 232

Feeney eliminated.

 

Third Count:

Austick 369

Hamid 284

53 non-transferable

 

Societies Chairperson: Ruth Sweeney Elected

Total Valid Poll 43

Quota 22

Gallagher 7

Sweeney 33

RON 3

 

Matures Students Officer: Eugene O’Flaherty Elected

First count:

Total Poll 787

Spoils 58

Total Valid Poll 729

Quota 365

Cunningham 330

O’ Flaherty 362

RON 37
RON eliminated

 

Second count:

32 Non Transferable

Cunningham 333

O’Flaherty 364

 

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies: Sabrina Vaughan Elected

Total Poll 289

Spoils 4

Total Valid Poll 285

Quota 143

Vaughan 269

RON 16

 

Convenor of the College of Science: Sean Guinan Elected

Total Poll 177

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 175

Quota 88

Guinan 157

Ron 18

 

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences: Sarah Murphy Elected

Total Poll 115

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 115

Quota 58

Murphy 112

Ron 3

 

Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics: Christopher D’Arcy-Morkan Elected

Total Poll 95

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 93

Quota 47

Darcy-Morkan 83

Ron 10

 

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law: Fiachra Mac Suibhne Elected

Total Poll 100

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 100

Quota 51

MacSuibhne 87

RON 13

NUIG SU Election & Referendum Result 2017

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#NUIGSU17 Election & Referendum Results

President Election Result: Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh Deemed Elected

1st Round:

FINN, Eoghan 624

GAFFNEY, Niall 421

MORAN, Cillian 48

Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmuid 403

Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,573

RYAN, Cat 353

RON 18

Total: 3,450

Spoils: 10

Total Valid Poll: 3,440

Quota: 1,721

 

2nd Round:

FINN, Eoghan 630

GAFFNEY, Niall 428

Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmuid 408

Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,586

 

3rd Round:

FINN, Eoghan 693

GAFFNEY, Niall 473

Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmuid 474

Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,697

 

4th Round:

FINN, Eoghan 836

Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmaid 570

Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,841

 

Vice-President/Education Officer Election Result: Andrew Forde Deemed Elected

FORDE, Andrew 1,632

MacCHONCARRAIGE, Ciarán 1,495

Total: 3,242

Spoils: 40

Total Valid Poll: 3,202

Quota: 1,602

 

Vice-President/Welfare Officer Election Result: Megan Reilly Deemed Elected

1st Round:

MURRAY, Sharon 968

REILLY, Megan 1,650

TIERNEY, Rebecca 537

Total: 3,259

Spoils: 57

Total Valid Poll: 3,202

Quota: 1,602

RON: 47

 

Referendum Result Reunification: The Referendum has passed

That NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island of Ireland and calls on the State to hold a national referendum on the question of such reunification.”

Yes: 2,337
No: 814
Total Poll: 3,231
Spoils: 80
Total Valid Poll: 3,151

Students’ Union Council Chairperson Election Result: Emily McNamara Deemed Elected

Total: 103

Spoils: 1

Total Valid Poll: 102

Quota: 52

McNamara, Emily: 63

Taylor, Michael: 39

RON: 0

 

 

Referendum on NUI Galway Students’ Union’s position on reunification of the island of Ireland

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Ireland Referendum

Referendum on NUI Galway Students’ Union’s position on reunification of the island of Ireland

On Thursday 2nd March 2017 you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island of Ireland.

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

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“That NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island of Ireland and calls on the State to hold a national referendum on the question of such reunification.”

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

Polling Station Details Thurs 2nd March 2017: 10am-7pm (An Bialann), 11am-8pm (Áras na Mac Léinn), 12pm-4pm (Engineering Building), 10am-8pm (Online via Remote Vote)

Reifreann ar sheasamh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh i leith athaontú oileán na hÉireann

Déardaoin, an 2 Márta 2017, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann ar cibé acu a thacaíonn nó nach dtacaíonn Comhaltas na Mac Léinn le hathaontú oileán na hÉireann.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an moladh seo a leanas:

“Go dtacaíonn Comhaltas an Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh le hathaontú oileán na hÉireann agus go n-iarrann ar an Stát reifreann náisiúnta a reáchtáil ar cheist athaontaithe den sórt sin.”

D’iarr 500 ball de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn an reifreann seo de bhun Alt 16 de Bhunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

SU Weekly Email 22 – 16th February 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU Elections #NUIGSU17

  • Nominations are now open for the SU Council Chairperson close at 5pm this Monday 20th of February. The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 27th of February. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.
  • Nominations are now open for the 3 Full Time Paid SU Officer Positions of President, Vice President/Education Officer and Vice President/Welfare Officer and close at 5pm next Wednesday 22nd of February. The election takes place on Thursday 2nd of March.
  • Nominations open for the 11 Voluntary SU Officer Positions of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students and the 5 College Convenors at 10am on Thursday 23rd of February and close at 5pm on Wednesday 1st of March. The election takes place on Thursday 9th of March.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions there is more information here or contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and the SU Website. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office by the specified deadline.

Election Guide.

Equality Week Events

Tues 21st Feb

All Day: Tompax (time of the month packs): Free pads, tampons, and chocolate across campus.

6pm-8pm: Amnesty Society panel discussion on Repealing the 8th Amendment in IT125.

Weds 22nd Feb

2pm-4pm: Accessibility Audit of the campus with ESN. We’ll be doing a walk around campus to identify things that should be changed; both physically and in terms of facilities, that could improve the campus for Students with Disabilities.

Thurs 23rd Feb

All Day: Tompax (time of the month packs): Free pads, tampons, and chocolate across campus

11am-1pm ICTU Stand at Smokey’s Café

1pm-2pm Do you work?  Do you feel that your rights are infringed? Come to the D’arcy Thompson Theatre! We have a wide range of speakers from Employment Relation representatives who will inform us of our rights.

More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

3 Comedians for €5!

Our last SU Comedy Gig of the year is on at 8pm on Monday 6th of March and features Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern AND Joanne McNally all for €5. Tickets are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk and all proceeds go to the SU charities: RNLI (Galway Lifeboats) and Threshold.

 

Complete the National Student Survey – win an iPad

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. Make sure you take part and have your say and you could win an iPad! It only takes 8 minutes and it will make a big difference to life at NUI Galway.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduates
  • Taught Postgraduates

Click on www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey before the 26th of February

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have Connacht Rugby NUIG student tickets on sale for the following matches:

  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Connacht vs Zebre €15
  • 19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20

Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)

 

Marchathon 2017 – The 10,000 Step Challenge Weds 1st-Fri 31st of March

Win action cameras, shopping vouchers, travel cups, t-shirts, jumpers and lots more!

How to take part

  1. Free to take part
  2. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  3. Sign up online at www.activetravellogger.ie
  4. a) Team captain choose a team name and set up your team online
  5. b) Then team members sign up online and join this team
  6. Get a step counter – FREE Step Counters available in SU Office or download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), use a fit bit, Ipod or other step tracking device
  7. From the 1st to 31st of March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge reaching 10,000 steps or more by the 31st of March.

For more details www.facebook.com/smartertravelcampus or www.marchathon.ie

 

Irish Language Petition

Please sign the following petition in relation to the Irish Language proficiency for the President of NUIG.

Sign Petition Here.

 

NUIG Vintage Clothes Fair 11am-5pm Thurs 2nd March

We’ll be filling our HUGE VINTAGE SALE, with only the best ON TREND 80s+90s wavy garms at teeny tiny prices! We’ll be stocking; Aztec, Plaid, Cord, Crazy, Pattern, Printed, Cropped, Oversized, Re-worked, USA Vintage, Branded Sportswear, Streetwear, Handmade Jewels, Crystals, Charms, Hats, Pumps, Sweats, Knitwear, 90’s Denim, Suede Bombers, Jackets, Coats, Shirts, Jeans, Dungarees, T’s, Sweaters, Shell, Skirts…. +so much more!

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 20th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC201 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 21st Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 22nd Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 27th Feb 6pm – 9pm IT250 IT Building SU Council

Contact Cathal on su.education@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops at NUI Galway

  • Presentation Skills Workshop, 7pm-9pm Tuesday 21st of February, Room G011 Library Lobby (beside soft seating)
  • ‘Troubled by Procrastination?’ Workshop, 7pm-8.30pm Tuesday 21st of February, Room G065 Psychology ground floor, corridor on right off lobby
  • Transition to Employment, CV and Interview Skills Workshop and How to answer questions relating to disability and mental health in Interviews/CV 1pm-2pm Thurs 23rd of Feb, G010 Library Lobby

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include

  • Personal Statement Workshop
  • Employer in Residence – Aldi
  • Chartered Accountancy Careers Fair (External)

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

 

Read Sin Issue 9 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Give Blood at NUIG TODAY 12pm-3.30pm in Bailey Allen Hall

More Information

 

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference Volunteer with us!

The Annual Undergraduate Research Conference takes place this year on the 4th of April and offers an excellent opportunity for students of all faculties to present their research ideas in an academic yet friendly environment. We are looking for volunteers like you to join our team to help organize and make this inspiring event possible! In appreciation for your efforts, digital badges will be awarded to those who attend, present and organise. A perfect touch on your CV while you grow, explore and learn new research skills.

Sign up as volunteer here or Contact us: nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

 

Cáca Dána Theatre Company Presents Eternal Youth by Niamh Ryan
Thurs 23rd-Sat 25th February, 8.30pm in Town Hall Theatre. Tickets €12/€10. Through their energetic rhythm and visceral relationship , teenagers Ashley and Darren will capture you and draw you into their fantastical reality as they struggle through their transition into adulthood.

 

Galway Swing February Frolic in aid of Croí

Everyone’s welcome to join the Galway Swing February Frolic from 8.30pm this Saturday 18th of February.  It’s their beginner-friendly night of dancing with a  €5 suggested donation, all profits go to Croí.

 

African Caribbean Society – Take Me Out (Valentines Event)

Take Me Out will take place in the Bailey Allen hall (Áras na Mac Léinn) next Thursday the 23rd of February with a great night of food, fun and romance. Doors open at 6:30 pm with some complimentary photographs and the show begins at 7pm SHARP! €5 tickets available from the Socs Box.

Email : acs@socs.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Survey: The Association between alcohol induced falls, related injuries and occupational dysfunction among Irish university students – a cross sectional study 

I am a final year Occupational Therapy student, as part of my final year research I am inviting NUIG students who have experienced a fall or fall-related injury whilst under the influence of alcohol to complete a questionnaire.  Anyone over the age 18 who has experienced a fall whilst under the influence of alcohol is invited to take part. Participation is wholly voluntary. The questionnaire should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3305155/New-Survey

If you have any questions contact: S.rath2@nuigalway.ie

 

The Academic Writing Centre is Open Again
You can drop in to the AWC to get FREE help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Opening hours: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights).

 

NUI Graduates register for your Seanad Éireann Vote by 26th February

More information here.

 

FREE Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

Hardiman Phd scholarships

Closing Date TOMORROW Friday 17th February http://www.nuigalway.ie/hardiman-scholarships/

 

Need Grinds?/Want to Give Grinds?

The SU Grinds Register

 

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 20 – 2nd February 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day this Saturday

We are urgently looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day this Saturday 4th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for The RNLI and Threshold. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2017

Monday 6th of February

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. This training is designed to increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence and give participants an opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence. Sign up in the SU Office – 4 Spaces Left – €10 Deposit Required.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

7pm-9pm FREE Movie: Dallas Buyers Club with popcorn and discussion afterwards in Dillon Theatre

8pm-10pm Draiocht Society Comedy Hypnotist in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 from Socs Box.

Tuesday 7th of February

10am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s

3pm-6pm Pop Up Hair Braiding Stand at Smokey’s. All donations to the SU Charities.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Wednesday 8th of February

10am-6pm SHAG Week Information Stand at Smokey’s

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in Sult. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed and free passes for Traffic Light Party. NUI Galway student ID required.

11pm till late Traffic Light Party in 44. Get your sticker: Red means you are unavailable, Orange means you could be convinced and Green means you’re a single Pringle looking to mingle! Over 18’s ID required. €5 or FREE if you go to the Dirty Circus!

Thursday 9th of February

12pm-2pm FREE Smart Consent Workshop in the SU Boardroom. Spaces Limited. Sign up in the SU Office.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Friday 10th of February

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities The RNLI and Threshold.

All Week: STInder Poster exhibit in the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn, Arts Millennium and Engineering Buildings.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

David O’Doherty €5 On Sale Now

We are delighted to announce that our next €5 comedy gig will be David O’Doherty on Monday 13th of February at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. €5 tickets are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk now.

 

Upcoming SU Workshops & Courses

  1. Disclosure Training 10am-1.30pm Monday 6th of February. FREE course with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. 1 Space Available. Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence. 5 CPD points per training – these are through the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  2. Smart Consent Workshop 12pm-2pm Thursday 9th of February. FREE Course. Limited Spaces. A workshop where students explore what consent means in a fun environment. You are never asked about your own sexual history or experiences. Facilitators use their research findings to present scenarios and involve you in activities, to raise your awareness of what consent means to you.
  3. Occupational First Aid 3 day course 9am-5pm Friday 10th, 17th and 24th of February. €100 (usual cost €160) FETAC Level 5 course.
  4. Cardiac First Responder Course 9am-1pm Friday 3rd March €40 (usual cost €75). ONE space left.

More information about these courses is available at the links above. You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register now.

 

Can You Braid Hair?

We are looking for some more hair braiders to volunteer for our fundraiser next Tuesday 7th Feb 3pm-6pm. Volunteers must know how to add extensions/attachments to braids.

Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out.

 

SU Elections #NUIGSU17

  • Nominations open for the SU Council Chairperson at 10am on Monday 13th of February and close at 5pm on Monday 20th of February. The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 27th of February. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.
  • Nominations open for the 3 Full Time Paid SU Officer Positions of President, Vice President/Education Officer and Vice President/Welfare Officer at 10am on Thursday 16th of February and close at 5pm on Wednesday 22nd of February. The election takes place on Thursday 2nd of March.
  • Nominations open for the 11 Voluntary SU Officer Positions of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students and the 5 College Convenors at 10am on Thursday 23rd of March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 1st of March. The election takes place on Thursday 9th of March.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions there is more information here or contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have Connacht Rugby NUIG student tickets on sale for the following matches:

  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Connacht vs Zebre €15
  • 19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20

Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)

 

Class Reps Meetings Next Week

Mon 6th Feb 6pm – 8pm IT250 IT Building SU Council
Tues 7th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 8th Feb 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 9th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

Contact Cathal on su.education@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

Charity Multi-Coloured Hair Braiding 3pm-6pm Tues 7th Feb

Get some colour in your hair! Brighten up that man bun!
Our talented volunteers will be on hand with hair extensions in all the colours of the rainbow to braid your hair in Smokey’s Cafe 3pm-6pm on Tuesday 7th of February as part of SHAG Week. Suggested donation €2 per braid but pay what you feel – all donations go to the SU Charities RNLI & Threshold Ireland

Dirty Circus & Traffic Light Party

More Information.

 

New Postgrad Officer Elected

Your new Postgraduate Officer for the remainder of 2016/17 academic year is Colm Duffy

 

SU Card

Have you picked up your FREE SU Loyalty Card yet? Collect yours in the SU Office now and start collecting points each time you buy stuff in Sult, the SU Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café and Caife na Gaeilge. The points you collect magically turn into money, free teas/coffees and free dinners!

 

Read Sin Issue 8 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Become a CÉIM peer learning Student Leader in 2017/18

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, develop new skills and meet new people. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st and 2nd year Geography students. Build your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; looks great on your CV; meet new people and work closely with lecturers; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 13th February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

NUI Graduates register for your Seanad Éireann Vote by 26th February

More information here.

 

Need Grinds?/Want to Give Grinds?

The SU Grinds Register

 

Academic Skills at the Library

The Library’s Academic Skills team offer a rich suite of information skills workshops as well as drop-in sessions. To see what’s available this semester, check out our Eventbrite page, below:

Jhl.eventbrite.com

 

NUIG Postgraduate Open Day 1pm-5pm Tuesday 7th February

In addition to programme stands in the Bailey Allen Hall, there will be a series of talks including SUSI, talks on Research funding, and on Changing Direction from your undergraduate degree.

Register Now.

 

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference – Be a volunteer!

We want to help students to present their own perspective on research, in a friendly yet academic environment. We need people like you to create this opportunity for students to inspire and open new doors in the research studies. We are looking for volunteers who would help organising the event which takes place on the 4th of April. Digital badges will be awarded for people who attend, present and organise. A perfect touch on your CV while you grow, explore and learn new research skills.

Come and be part of an inspirational project in an encouraging and positive environment.

Sign up as volunteer here or Contact us: nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

 

What Do USI Do?

USI (Union of Student in Ireland) is the national representative body for the 354,000 students in third level education in Ireland – this includes you!

Find out what USI have been up to.

 

Do You have a Disability or Mental Health Challenge?

Career Development Centre – NUI Galway are running a free series of talks to help students with disabilities or mental health challenges to make the transition from student to employee.

Email careers@nuigalway.ie for more information/to sign up.

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Employability Workshop/Employer in Residence – PwC
  • Careers in Marketing
  • GradIreland #FYI careers showcase (external)
  • GRADchances Language Fair (external)
  • GRADchances STEM Fair (external)

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

 

Mindful Meditation

FREE Mindful Meditation Practice in room AC201 each week

  • Tuesdays 08:10-08:50
  • Wednesdays 13:10-13:50
  • Thursdays 17:10-17:50

This practice is suitable for everyone interested in practicing meditation from beginners to experienced practitioners and there is no charge to participate.

 

Open Call for Short Films: First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2017

Deadline 28th February – Filmmakers aged 12-24 wanted Apply here.

 

Stock School Book Launch

On Wednesday, February 8th final year B. Comm student Jason Walsh launches his first book, ‘Stock School, A Colour Coded Guide To Financial Trading & Investing.’ The launch takes place in the library lobby at 4pm. The book, goes into greater detail than is covered in the Stock School lectures, which Jason has been teaching in NUIG since September 2015 as part of the Entrepreneurship Society events. The book launch is followed at 6pm with a trading workshop in AC 201 hosted by Dublin trading firm Positive Equity. There will be catering at both events and all students are welcome to attend either or both events. More information.

 

FREE Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

NUI Galway Postgrad Ball Thursday 9th of March Salthill Hotel

There will be a Champagne and sweets reception, followed by a 4 course meal on the night. Entertainment will be provided by Top of the Popz and DJ afterwards. It’s going to be a fantastic night! Early bird tickets will be on sale Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd Feb in Áras na Mac Léinn between 2pm-4pm for €45 and also on the Socs web store. Don’t forget your student card!

 

Exam Results

Semester 1 Exam PROVISIONAL Results will be published on Blackboard throughout January. Please check with your School/Discipline for exact release dates. These results will remain provisional until approved by the exam board. Exam Results FAQ

 

SUMS FREE Maths Support

SUMS offers FREE mathematics support to students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term.

 

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.

 

 

What Will You Do in 2017?

News & Events

What Will You Do in 2017?
*Learn Sign Language
SU Sign Language 10 Week course starts 24th January
*Have the Best Summer Ever
SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Wednesday 25th January
*Raise Money For Charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 4th February for the RNLI & Threshold. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to volunteer
*Run For Election
SU Election Nominations open Thursday 16th February
*Learn To Save Lives
SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST
*Climb A Mountain
SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb Saturday 18th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

Notice of By-Election

News & Events

Notice of By-Election

We will be holding a by-election to fill the recently vacated part-time officer post of Students’ Union Postgraduate Officer.

  • Nominations Open: 10am Thursday 12th of January. Nomination forms will be available from the SU & SU website
  • Nominations Close: 5pm Wednesday 18th of January. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.
  • Election Day: 11am-3pm Thursday 26th of January. Please note only registered Postgrad students may vote in this election but all students can run for this position.

If you are interested in running for this position please contact Jimmy on su.president@nuigalway.ie for more information.

The Postgraduate Officer is responsible for developing Students’ Union policy on postgraduate issues and lobbying for improved induction, training, services and facilities for postgraduate students. They work closely with the Vice-President/Education Officer on postgraduate related issues and encourages postgraduate involvement in the Union and in University life.