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SU Weekly Email 33 – 4th of May 2017

Weekly Email

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

Please note ALL Locker Keys must be returned before 5pm Tuesday 16th of May

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

Summer Holiday Hours

  • The SU Cloakroom will close for the summer at 5pm  tomorrow Friday 5th
  • The SU Engineering Desk close for the summer at 3pm on Wednesday 10th of May.
  • The SU Office summer opening hours will start from Monday 15th May and we will be open 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday during the summer.
  • From the 1stof 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.
  • Computer DISC, SUMS and the Academic Writing Centre are all closed for the summer now.

More details of who’s open/closed for the summer will be available on our website shortly.

 

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 results of the Autumn Exams will be out on Friday 1st of September.

 

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) – COURSE FULL
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May) – 5 SPACES LEFT

 

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 weekend they would love your help!

Please contact Anthony_hiney@rnli.org.uk

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

 

Staying in Galway for the Summer?

You will be flat out! Visit our website for our guide to everything going on in Galway this summer. Yay summer!

 

Cash in your SU Card 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. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

 

Give 2 Hours to Help the Homeless in Galway

Cope Galway have their Annual Flag Day collection on Saturday 13th May – can you spare 2hrs to help? Contact fundraising@copegalway.ie or call/text 085 8597898.

 

FREE Breakfasts!

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

 

Be a Charity Concierge at Electric Picnic

Charity Concierge volunteers provide a drinks waiting service around the festival arena to help customers add a little luxury to their festival experience. As a Concierge you’ll never be left miles from the arena, guarding a gate for hours on end: Concierges are always found at the heart of the festival meaning you don’t have to miss your favourite acts even while volunteering. You’ll have a tangible and direct positive impact – the service is charged at a €6 donation, and every €12 you raise could pay for everything a child needs to go to school for a whole month.

 

Dates for your Diary

Mon 28th Aug SU Lockers On Sale
Fri 1st Sept Autumn/Repeat Exam Results Out
Mon 4th Sept Teaching Begins
Weds 13th Sept SU Freshers’ Fair
Mon 16th – Fri 20th Oct Conferring Week
Sat 25th Nov Teaching Ends
Mon 27th Nov – Sat 2nd Dec Study Week 1
Mon 4th Dec – Fri 15th Dec Exams

 

Funding Pathways for Early Career Researchers: an Interdisciplinary Guide 10am TODAY School of Psychology Room G065
This session is aimed at early career researchers looking to find out what to do upon finishing their PhDs or when trying to secure funding! It will be a short seminar where we’ll hear useful remarks from the Research Office on how and where to look for funding in different disciplines. We will also have experienced researchers from NUIG discussing the difference between establishing a research career in academia and industry!
More details can be found here. Light lunch will be provided after the session. The event is free but spaces are limited! Register here to secure a place.

 

Darkness Into Light This Weekend!

You can register online here.

 

Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs Now Open

The Competitive Start Fund (CSF) aims to support early stage start-ups.  A competition, specifically for Female Entrepreneurs or female-led start-ups, active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products will close on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 3pm. Further details

More Details.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

The Year Ahead

The Academic Calendar for 2017/18 is available 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-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm during the summer.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm. Closing 3pm Wednesday 10th May for 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. The Weekly Email will be back in September!

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Raise €15,400 for Galway Lifeboats & Threshold

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Raise €15,400 for Galway Lifeboats & Threshold

NUI Galway Students’ Union donated €15,400 to Galway Lifeboat Station/the RNLI and Threshold after their year of charity events. Students took part in Croagh Patrick climbs, hair braiding, cake sales, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €15,400 for charity in the process!

Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern said: “Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, students have once again done their bit to help others. NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves this year.”

Galway Lifeboat Station/The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.

Mike Swan, Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) at Galway Lifeboat Station said: “We’re so thankful to the NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing us as one of their two charities this year. There are so many organisations doing good work in the volunteering and charity sector and we are honoured to be singled out by the Students’ Union. Some of our volunteer crew are students and graduates of Galway colleges so we are all delighted to benefit from the SU’s excellent fundraising initiatives this academic year.”

Threshold works to prevent homelessness and campaigns for housing as a right.

Diarmaid O’Sullivan of Threshold said: “Threshold is delighted to have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from NUI Galway Students’ Union fundraising activities for the 2016/7 academic year.  The funds raised will help Threshold keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.”

Pictured left to right: Olivia Byrne (RNLI), Tony Hiney (RNLI), Jimmy McGovern (NUIG SU), Daniel Khan (NUIG SU), Cliodhna Coyle (NUIG SU), Patrick O’Flaherty (NUIG SU), Megan Reilly (NUIG SU), Damian Duddy (NUIG SU), Cathal Sherlock (NUIG SU), Diarmaid O’Sullivan (Threshold).

Photo: Eibhlín Seoighthe

 

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 Charity Comedy Gig: Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern & Joanne McNally

News & Events

SU Charity Comedy Gig: 3 Comedians for €5! 

We are delighted to announce that our last comedy gig this year features Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern and Joanne McNally playing the O’Flaherty Theatre at 8pm on Monday 6th of March. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds go to the SU Charities: RNLI (Galway Lifeboats) and Threshold.

Tickets on sale from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and the SU Engineering Desk Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 12pm-3pm.

Credit Card sales on 091 524810.

Fred Cooke

Fred Cooke delivers a unique brand of comedy through his musical prowess and wild crafted physical story telling.

He has work on The Tommy Tiernan Show both on RTÉ and 2fm.

Fred became a regular on the highly successful RTÉ Show, The Fear. He has been seen preparing a choral sceptical surprise at a proposal in the Electric Picnic, embarrassing one of his fans at the Vodafone Comedy Festival, and proposing to an unexpected lady in Dublin City Centre.

His musical sketches are a constant hilarious success with his Republic of Telly Hidden Camera Prank reaching 1,661,213 hits on Youtube.

His collaboration on  Ireland the Musical brought him around every county in Ireland through music and surreal sketches. It now stands at over half a million views.

Fred has frequently been invited to perform at the largest and most successful festivals both here and abroad, including the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tampere Comedy Festival in Finland, London Irish Comedy Festival, Kells Hay Festival, Mayo Summer Festival, The Trim Satire Festival.

He has supported his comedy hero, Ardal O’Hanlon on his massive nationwide tour. He has also performed alongside such high profile acts as Tommy Tiernan, Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Dara O Brian, Ross Noble, Kevin Bridges, Sarah Millican, Jason Byrne, Neil Delamere and Des Bishop.

Fred Cooke has rapidly become a unique stand-up delivering a style of comedy that simply cannot be imitated.

He made his debut on English television with the second series of the BBCShow  Vexed.

Fred has already contributed to a variety of successful Irish TV shows, both as a writer and performer, including RTE’s The Fear, Republic of Telly, The Savage Eye, The Cafe (as The Crazy Chef), Watch Your Language (The Mad Professor), The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty, and The Liffey Laughs.

He has also regularly been the warm-up act for many different television chat shows including The Late Late Show, The Podge and Rodge Show, The Republic of Telly, The Craig Doyle Show.

He is also involved with the writing and production of the musical sell-out comedy: City West Side Story.

 

Kevin McGahern

 

Originally from Cavan, Kevin first began performing stand up in 2009 before joining the popular television series The Hardy Bucks on RTÉ 2 as Simcard. After featuring in a number of sketches on the show, Kevin took over as host of Republic of Telly, initially alongside Bernard O’Shea and Jennifer Maguire before flying solo in 2015.

 

As well as performing in the top Irish comedy clubs, in particular the International Bar in Dublin, he has performed in a number of festivals including Galway Comedy Carnival, Forbidden Fruit and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2013, he toured with his show 2 Grown Men alongside fellow comedian Edwin Sammon.

 

He presented the documentary Kevin McGahern’s Fast & Furious for RTÉ in 2015. His laid back style was praised for his open mindedness and sense of curiosity.

Kevin has featured in the films Flat Lake (2013) and Portrait of a Zombie(2012). He also co-wrote the play The Devil’s Céilí with Philip Doherty, which won Best Play at the All Ireland Drama Festival in 2014.

 

Joanne McNally

 

Joanne McNally, Ireland’s fastest rising comedy star, recently finished a national tour of her show Separated at Birth which she co-wrote with PJ Gallagher and in less than a year in the business, became the new co-host of RTE’s Republic Of Telly and also sold out her first solo stand up show. In 2016, Joanne performed Bite Me at the Dublin Fringe Festival, which was nominated for a number of Fringe Awards including Best Performer.

 

Joanne has numerous TV credits to her name including The Late Late ShowThe Seven O’Clock ShowThe Afternoon ShowTotes 2014Panti Does 2015Ireland AMTwo Tube and The Commute for RTÉ.

 

She is a regular on the airwaves with a weekly agony aunt slot on 2FM’s The Chris and Ciara Show and has also been heard on RTÉ’s Ryan Tubridy Show, Today FM’s Alison Curtis Show, Spin 1038.com’s Spin Talk, 98FM’s Ray Foley Show and 4FM’s Saturday Show.

She regularly performs in comedy clubs around Ireland as well as at many of the major festivals including Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Vodafone Comedy Festival and Body & Soul.

Joanne is also a freelance writer and has written for the Irish Independent’s Insider Magazine, U Mag, BASH Magazine and The Sunday Times.