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SU Weekly Email 17 – 17th January 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair this Wednesday

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January  in Áras na Mac Léinn. Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer! There will also be information talks during the day in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Full information on exhibitors and talks is available here.

 

Know Someone Who Should Run for the SU Elections?

Do you think your friend would make a great Students’ Union President or Vice-President? Or maybe you’d love to run for election yourself?

Recommend a Friend or Register Your Interest in Running HERE.

Nominations Open at 10am on Thurs 14th Febr for the three full-time paid Officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare & Equality Officer.

 

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

€5 tickets for our charity David O’Doherty gig on Monday 28th of January are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk now. All proceeds go to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. €5 tickets are also on sale for Neil Delamere on Monday 18th of February.

 

Read Sin Issue 7 Here

If you want to get involved in the paper please contact Áine on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our annual charity collection day in Galway City on Saturday 2nd of February 2019.

Volunteers are needed for the following time slots: 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm. You will be holding a collection bucket and asking the public to donate what they can to the SU Nominated Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. Email joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie to volunteer

 

Vintage Clothes Sale

We have the Vintage and Sportswear clothes sale back 11am-4pm on Tuesday 29th of January in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Cardiac First Responder 6 Spaces Left
  • First Aid Responder 4 Spaces Left
  • ASIST Course 15 Spaces Available Book Online Now
  • Sign Language FULLY BOOKED
  • Disclosure Training FULLY BOOKED

 

Free Weekly Mindfulness Classes

Every week during term there are FREE Mindfulness classes at NUI Galway. Feel free to drop in – all are welcome.

  • 8.10am-8.50am Tuesdays Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201

 

Just Read!

Do you need anything more than a good book? The key to happiness is finding a good book and reading it. Join the SU Education Officer for books and more in Room TB303 in Tower Block 2 on the Concourse 1pm-2pm every Tuesday.

More information from su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

SHAG Week Events

As part of our SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week events this year we have two very special free events taking place.

  • On Saturday 9th of February we will host the powerful “Not Consent” Exhibition.
  • On Tuesday 12th of February at 6pm we will host the NUIG Premier of the movie “The Meeting”. Tickets are free but limited – apply online now.

For more information or to get involved contact su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Free Cloakroom

The SU Free Cloakroom is open 9am-6pm Thursdays and Fridays during term. It’s located near the SU XL Shop.

 

Learn To Swim

The Swimming Club are running a 10 week Learn To Swim Course for just €60. The course is suitable for beginners and novices and will be starting Wednesday 23rd of January with two time slots 7.30pm and 8.15pm. Registration will take place 10am-3pm Wednesday 23rd of January at Clubs Day in the Kingfisher. Limited places. Contact swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Need Help with Programming/Software Development?

ComputerDISC Reopens this Monday 21st of January providing a free Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming/software development courses.

 

USI Elections 2019

Nominations for the annual Union of Students in Ireland (USI) elections will open on Monday 21st January, 2019 and must be submitted prior to 5pm on Tuesday 26th February, 2019. This election will take place at USI Congress 2019 and will determine the Union of Students in Ireland Officer Board for the academic year 2019/2020. USI is the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the island of Ireland.

 

Coming Up this Month

  • Societies Day 10am-5pm Tuesday 22nd January in the Bailey Allen Hall. Meet 125 student societies.
  • Clubs Day 10am-3pm Wednesday 23rd January in the Sports Centre. Meet 50 student sports clubs.
  • Volunteering Fair 11am-4pm Thursday 31st January in the Bailey Allen Hall. Meet community NGOs and become a volunteer instantly.

 

Looking for Part Time Work?

Sign up for job alerts for free on Careers Connect Here

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic Back 22nd Jan

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Apply now for the Galway stage of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur

Investment fund of €50,000 available. Deadline for entries Friday 15th March.

 

Participants Needed for Study

Final year psychology student looking for participants for study on psychological factors that effect chronic pain. Involves completing a 15 min survey and participants must be 18 years old + undergrad/postgrad students at NUIG.

Complete Survey Here.

 

Galway Gardaí Divisional Youth Awards

Do you know a young person/group aged 13-12 whose dedication and undocumented good will has made a difference in their community, school or elsewhere? You can now nominate them for an individual or group award. Nominations close on Friday 25th of January and nomination forms are available from your local Garda station or here.

 

The Link Between Difficult Childhood Events and Adult Sleep Quality

All adults aged over 18 years of age are invited to take part in this study which hopes to develop our understanding of the factors that play a part in how people manage childhood stress and poor sleep in adulthood. The research has ethical approval from the NUIG Research Ethics Committee. Participation in the study involves completing a 25 minute online questionnaire.

Link to access the study is 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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 15 – 20th December 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of 2018 from your Students’ Union.

 

What Will You Do in 2019?

*Learn Sign Language
SU Sign Language 10 Week course starts 29th January

*Have the Best Summer Ever
SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Wednesday 23rd January

*Raise Money For Charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 2nd February for Galway Rape Crisis Centre/COPE Galway

*Run For Election
SU Election Nominations open Thursday 14th February

*Learn To Save Lives
SU Life Skills First Aid Responder Course/CFR Course/ASIST

*Laugh!
SU €5 Comedy Gigs: David O’Doherty (28th Jan) & Neil Delamere (18th Feb)

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

The SU Clothes Bank Is Open Today

Take the clothes you need at our pop up display 12pm-4pm TODAY Thurs 20th & Fri 21st Dec in The Large Acoustic Room. More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Away From Home This Christmas?

The Chaplaincy Centre will be open and is hosting FREE dinners on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day at 1pm. All students are welcome. Their facility will also be open 8am-11pm Saturday 22nd December to Sunday 13th of January and includes Student Common Room, Kitchen, Study Room and the College Chapel.

 

National Be Safe Be Seen Day TOMORROW

‘National Be Safe Be Seen Day’, is being held on the shortest and darkest day of the year, tomorrow Friday 21st December, 2018. FREE high visibility vests are available now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk while stocks last. ‘Be Safe, Be Seen Day’ reminds all road users of the importance of wearing high visibility material when out walking, cycling or motorcycling throughout the year, but especially on the shortest day of the year and during the winter months.

 

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling for 2019

You can register in the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card. Please note the SU Office will close on Friday 21st of December for the Christmas break and will reopen on Monday 7th of January 2019.

  • Anti-Racism Workshop                                  €5 Wednesday 16th January
  • Manual Handling Training                             €30 Wednesday 9th January
  • Cardiac First Responder Course                 €40 Friday 1st February
  • Disclosure Training                                          €10 Tuesday 12th February
  • First Aid Responder Course                         €100 Friday 8th, Friday 15th & Friday 22nd February
  • Sign Language                                                   €40 Four x 10 Week Courses starting week of 29th January

 

Christmas Gift Collection for those living in Direct Provision in Galway

Drop-off deadline: 1pm TOMORROW Friday, 21 December. Drop-off point: Parking and Travel Office, Room 103a, Arts Millennium Building

Please help make the season special for children and adults in Direct Provision in Galway. Gifts can be dropped off to the Parking and Travel Office on or before Friday 21 December 1pm.

Email: joan.lally@nuigalway.ie for more information. Suggested gifts: Kids: soft toys, clothes, books, puzzles, arts/craft supplies, sports equipment, musical instruments, blocks/lego, etc. Adults: outerwear (hats, gloves, scarves), sports equipment, books, cosmetics/toiletries, chocolates/sweets, small electronic devices, art/craft supplies, gift vouchers, etc.

 

Call for Volunteers

COPE Galway need volunteers who can help for an hour (or more) on Christmas Day between 10am-2pm at their Christmas Day Swim fundraiser. Email fundraising@copegalway.ie to get involved.

 

Are You A Mature Student?

Make sure to sign up for the USI Mature Student gathering 2019, hosted by Trinity College Students’ Union. Contact Colm (dublin@usi.ie) or Barry (bmw@usi.ie) for more information.

Sign Up here.

 

The Year Ahead 2019

Thurs 10th & Fri 11th Jan International Student Orientation
Mon 14th Jan Teaching Begins
Mon 21st Jan SU Council
Tues 22nd Jan Societies Day
Weds 23rd Jan SU Working & Traveling Abroad Fair
Weds 23rd Jan Clubs Day
Weds 23rd Jan Commerce Ball
Mon 28th Jan SU Charity Comedy David O’Doherty
Tues 29th Jan SU Vintage Clothes Fair
Weds 30th Jan Engineering & Nursing Ball
Thurs 31st Jan Deadline for Fees Payment Semester 2
Sat 2nd Feb SU Charity Collection Day
Weds 6th Feb Arts Ball
Mon 11th – Fri 15th Feb SU SHAG Week
Mon 11th Feb SU Council
Mon 18th Feb SU Comedy Neil Delamere
Thurs 14th Feb SU Full Time Election Nominations OPEN
Thurs 21st Feb SU Part Time Nominations OPEN
Mon 4th March SU Council & SU Council Chair Election
Thurs 7th March SU Full Time Officer Elections
Thurs 14th March SU Part Time Officer Elections
Mon 18th March St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday
Sat 6th April Teaching Ends
Mon 8th – Weds 10th April Field Trips
Friday 19th April Good Friday
Mon 22nd April Easter Bank Holiday
Thurs 11th – Thurs 18th April Study Week
Tues 23rd April Exams Begin
Mon 6th May May Bank Holiday
Fri 10th May Exams End

 

Student Leap Cards Expiring

Don’t get a nasty fine over the Christmas – check the expiry date on your Student Leap Card now. If it’s expiring apply online now for your new one and call in to the SU Office with your code so we can print your new one. The SU Office is closing for the Christmas break Fri 21st Dec to Mon 7th Jan. You can now also top up your Leap Card in the SU office – put credit on your card or add a monthly or weekly student bus ticket and we don’t charge commission!

Apply Here.

 

Class Reps Meetings in January

Mon 21st Jan 6pm – 8pm O’Flaherty Theatre Arts Concourse SU Council
Weds 23rd Jan 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm MY124 Classroom 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Mon 28th Jan 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 28th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Tues 29th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

Don’t forget to collect your FREE Class Rep hoodie from the SU Office before we close for Christmas. Please contact su.education@nuigalway.ie with any Class Rep queries.

 

Sign Language Courses Now Enrolling

10 week basic Sign Language Course just €40 – sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

  • Course A: 12pm-1pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course B: 1pm-2pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course C: 6pm-7pm Wednesday 30th Jan – Wednesday 3rd April 2019 COURSE FULL
  • Course D: 6pm-7pm Thursday 31st Jan – Thursday 4th April 2019

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in Áras na Mac Léinn. Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

 

Volunteer with us in 2019!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. Here’s the events we have planned and we need as much help as possible so email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to get involved.

  1. SU Charity Comedy Gig with David O’Doherty Monday 28th January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 2nd February

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

 

Exam Results

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

 

Christmas Day Charity Fundraisers in Galway

 

Deadline Extended for Submissions to Lamp Literary Journal to Fri 11th Jan

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students. If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at thelampeditor@gmail.com

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

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

 

Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2018

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 22nd December 2018 to Sunday 13th of January 2019 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 14th of January 2019. Academic Dates for the rest of 2018/19 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 7th Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 21st of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 14th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 21st of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 17th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen Mon 7th Jan.
  • Sult will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 7th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 14th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen Mon 7th Jan.
  • The Wall Café will be closed on Fri 21st Dec and will be open with reduced hours on the following days Thurs 27th Dec, Fri 28th Dec, Weds 2nd Jan, Thurs 3rd Jan, Fri 4th Jan & Mon 7th Jan.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Sat 22nd Dec to Tues 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be closed on Tues 25th and Weds 26th of Dec.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 7th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 15th of Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 7th Jan.
  • SUMS will be closed from Fri 14th of Dec.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access over the holidays check HERE

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

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

See you all in 2019!

SU Weekly Email 10 – 1st November 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2018

Mon 5th of Nov

1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday: “Let’s Talk About Sex (baby)” stand at Smokey’s Café & “How many condoms can you pack in 1 minute?” Competition

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unitl. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tues 6th of Nov

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The Space. €10 Register in advance in SU. 3 Spaces Left.

11am-4pm- Share your most embarrassing sex story with Journos Media Soc at Smokey’s Café for their radio show Illuminaughty

4pm-5pm Consent Movie Screening (Venue TBC)

Weds 7th of Nov

2pm-5pm Free Rapid HIV Testing with AIDS West in The Space

7pm-9pm “How Well Do You Know Your Hun?” with GIG Soc in IT202

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult

Thurs 8th of Nov

5pm-8pm “Peaches, Pears or Bananas – Loving Your Sexual Body” with Anna Keogh (Venue TBC)

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unitl. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

All Week:

  • Guess how many condoms are in the jar. Entry €1 goes to SU Charities.
  • Free Condoms and Tompax
  • Look Out For STI-nder
  • Methods of Birth Control Online
  • Journos Media Soc – Facebook giveaway for a year’s subscription to OMGYes in return for people sharing a post about sex positivity and kindness. Winner announced Thursday.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz

Our Big Fat Charity Table Quiz in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway is on at 7.30pm Tuesday 13th November at Sult. Table of 4 €20 – Sign up in the SU Office in advance – spaces limited! 10 Rounds of Questions Compiled by Your SU Officers. Great prizes, FREE Finger Food, Spot Prizes for best team name, best dressed team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!

 

Student Leap Card Machine Working!

Our Student Leap Card Machine is working again. If you need a new card don’t forget to apply online for your code first – this lasts 7 days – call in to us with the code, your ID and €10.

 

FREE STI Clinic

Remember that during term time you can book in to the Student Health Unit for a FREE STI test. Call 091 492 604 to make an appointment. You can also get free condoms in the SU Office and from the SU Engineering Desk.

 

SU Yoga Course Now Enrolling

We are now taking bookings for our next 8 week Ashtanga Yoga Course. The cost is €40 which can be paid in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 29th Nov-Thurs 20th Dec 2018 & Thurs 17th Jan-Thurs 7th Feb 2019
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 29th Nov-Thurs 20th Dec 2018 & Thurs 17th Jan-Thurs 7th Feb 2019

 

USA Summer Camp Information Session

Join USIT 6pm-7pm Wednesday 7th November in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn to find out about summer camp job opportunities this summer in the USA.

 

Exam Timetables

Semester 1 (2018/2019) exams are scheduled for Monday, 10th December to Friday, 21st December 2018 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session. The Semester exam timetable will be published on Thursday, 15th November at 12:00. Please check your timetable carefully – if there are any subjects missing from your schedule contact the Student Information Desk IMMEDIATELY!

 

Free Training Events in the Library

The Library has a huge range of FREE training workshops each week on topics such as plagiarism, smart searching for your assignment and poster design. More info here.

 

Join The NUIG Movember Team

Movember is a men’s health charity focused on the issues of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. Every year men across the globe grow moustaches in the month of November to raise money and awareness for these issues. To join the team or to donate follow this link.

 

Student Alcohol Consumption Survey
Students from the M.Sc. in Health Economics need your help to look at the effects of alcohol consumption on students’ lives, mental health and college participation. Please complete the survey here.

 

Voter Registration Deadline Sunday 25th November

If on 15th February 2019 you are aged 18 or over please check that your name, address and other details are present and correct on the Draft Register of Electors. If there is a mistake tell your local Council before 25th November. Voter registration forms are available from the SU Office.

 

Want Free Membership for Coke Zero Bikes?

Head to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-3pm Wednesday 7th of November to get FREE Bike Membership and lots of other great freebies. This offer is valid to anyone with an @nuigalway.ie email address and runs from the 7th until the 14th of November. Sign up here using the promo code NUIG18.

 

Migraine Info Stand 11am-2pm Thurs 8th Nov

The Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) – Ireland’s only patient charity for migraine sufferers, supporting the estimated 500,000 sufferers in Ireland – will have an information stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-2pm Thursday 8th of November. Migraine is a recognized neurological condition and among the 500,000 sufferers in Ireland, there are an estimated 30,000 chronic sufferers who endure 15 or more migraine attacks per month.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Weds 7th Nov 4pm-5pm SU Boardroom Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 12th Nov 6pm – 8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council
Thurs 15th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 19th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 19th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 21st Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 21st Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council

Email su.education@nuigalway.ie for any Class Rep queries.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Upcoming FREE Mindfulness Events at NUIG

  • 8.10am-8.50am Every Tuesday Free Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Every Wednesday Free Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC202
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 8th Nov Mindfulness and the Brain: A Critical Perspective in AC215
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 15th Nov Pathways to Teaching Mindfulness in AC215
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 22nd Nov Pathways to Teaching Mindfulness in AC215
  • 5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 29th Nov Mindful Way at NUI Galway – What’s Next? In AC215

 

Free 1-hour Decision Making Workshop

1pm-2pm Tuesday 6th November in the Career Development Centre Seminar Room

  • Identify your decision making habits and style
  • Make better decisions using a powerful decision-making tool

 

Find Out What Your SU Officers Are Doing for You!

Click HERE to read their Officer Reports and Minutes from Executive Meetings.

 

Life Skills Course Update

  • First Aid Responder 3 Day Course – 2 spaces left
  • Disclosure Training – 3 spaces left
  • Child Protection Training Course – 10 spaces left

 

SUSI Application Deadline TODAY

The deadline to apply for the SUSI grant is Thursday 1st of November

 

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day 12pm-3pm Tues 6th Nov Bailey Allen Hall

Research shows that having a postgraduate course can increase your earning potential and that your career progression greatly increases after you obtain a postgrad qualification. Furthermore it can enhance your employability. Statistics from the Careers Service Graduate Destinations Report indicate that 64% of NUI Galway undergraduates are in employment nine months after graduation. This rises to 87% for postgraduates. Come along to find out about all the taught and research options on offer, including scholarships.

 

Connacht Rugby vs Dragons Tickets

Use the Code “NUIG-Dra-1819” to get discounted tickets online for the Connacht Rugby vs Dragons match 5.15pm Saturday 3rd of November. Limited to first 50 NUIG Students.

Please note we won’t be getting discount codes for Leinster, Munster or Ulster matches.

 

Applications Open for An Taisce Climate Ambassadors

If you’d like to learn more about climate change & communications, take action, share your experiences, and meet like-minded people while taking part in worthwhile events and having some fun, An Taisce want to hear from you! They have dedicated staff who will support you throughout your journey, provide training and organise various events throughout the year for you to attend and also share any of your events through their communication channels. Application deadline is Friday 9th November.

 

Christmas Decoration Competition

Galway City Council are running a competition asking you to make a Christmas decoration out of recycled material (egg shells, cardboard, newspapers, plastic bottles, milk cartons, old clothes etc.). Prizes include vouchers and the winning entry will hang on the Christmas tree in City Hall. The deadline for entries is Monday 3rd December. More information and entry forms available from environment@galwaycity.ie

 

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

This year’s World Day of Remembrance Memorial Service will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Galway, at 2pm on Sunday the 18th of November. ’World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ gives us an opportunity to remember those who have died on our roads and the families, friends and communities who have been devastated by their loss and also we remember those who have survived with life altering injuries. For thousands of families around the country, their lives are forever changed as a result of a collision.

 

Milkyboy Kid at the Town Hall Theatre this Friday!

In this new one man show, award winning international choreographer and performer Luke Murphy enters the void and tries to fill the time. Through a mixture of storytelling, film and Murphy’s own virtuosic physicality “The Milkyboy Kid” examines relationships between who you are, who you want to be and who you pretend to be. Luke Murphy is also facilitating a workshop using adaptations of Stanislavski systems to confront physical and emotional states, to examine the relationship between movement, purpose and meaning for both the performer and audience.

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

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

SU Weekly Email 8 – 18th October 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Global Week Events

Mon 22nd Oct

  • 6.30pm-8.30pm Screening of “Through our Eyes” with Fáilte Refugees Society in Kirwan Theatre
  • 7.30pm-9.30pm “A Stevening” in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Two of Galway’s favourite bearded wonders: Steve Bennett + Steven Sharpe, doing a funny, musical, weird-ass show like only they can!

Tues 23rd Oct

  • 6pm-8pm Poetry Slam/Flash Fiction with Writers Soc in the Dillon Theatre
  • 7pm-8pm Global Women’s Empowerment Talk with Marie-Anne Michel from Trócaire and FemSoc in AC201

Weds 24th Oct

  • 10.15am-1.30pm SU Anti-Racism Course with Galway One World Centre in The View. Limited Spaces. €5 Register in the SU in advance.
  • 12pm-4pm Cultural Trade Fair in The Cube
  • 6pm-7pm Panel Discussion on Direct Provision in Ireland in AC204

Thurs 25th Oct

  • 7pm-9pm Screening of “Free CeCe” with GigSoc in the Áras Uí Chathail Lecture Theatre

ALL WEEK: STAND 8×8 Festival Outdoor Photo Exhibition outside the Library.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Want to know more about your rights as an employee?

Call to SIPTU’s Workers Rights stand 10am-3pm Tuesday 23rd October at Smokey’s Café. As a member of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) you can avail of free legal advice from SIPTU.

 

Anti-Racism Course Weds 24th October

This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”. Register in the SU Office now for just €5. Spaces are limited.

 

Win a Month’s Free Rent!

Sult are having a Halloween Fancy Dress Competition at 8pm on Thursday 25th of October and you could win a month’s free rent! More details from their page here.

 

Road Safety Day 10am-4pm Weds 31st October

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator

  • Practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle)
  • Take part in the roll-over simulation which demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision.
  • Practice the driver theory test.
  • Practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator
  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer.
  • Free High Vis Items

 

Connacht Rugby vs Dragons Tickets

Use the Code “NUIG-Dra-1819” to get discounted tickets online for the Connacht Rugby vs Dragons match 5.15pm Saturday 3rd of November. Limited to first 50 NUIG Students.

Please note we won’t be getting discount codes for Leinster, Munster or Ulster matches.

 

Mental Health Mondays

1pm-3pm Each Monday at Smokey’s Café we will have freebies and advice on Mental Health Issues. You can also check online here for help and support.

 

Have You Been Elected as a Class Rep?

Don’t forget to fill out your registration form and return it to su.education@nuigalway.ie or just call in to the SU Office to register.

 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers urgently needed for NUIG 8×8 Festival events next week on campus as part of Global Week. If you’re interested please contact nuig@stand.ie

 

If a friend told you they’d been sexually assaulted would you know what to do?

Our Disclosure Training course with Galway Rape Crisis Centre gives you the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence. Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

 

FREE Mindfulness Classes

  • 8:10am-8:50pm Tuesdays in AC201 on the Concourse: Mindfulness for Beginners Class
  • 1:10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays in AC202 on the Concourse: Mindfulness Shared Practice

All are welcome see: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway for more information.

 

Need Study Space?

There are 5 Group Study Rooms available and 1 Mini-Studio (video recording) to book during Library opening hours Book Here.

 

Free Workshops Next Week

5.30pm-7pm Tues 23rd Oct ‘Troubled by Procrastination?’ workshop in Library Lobby Room G011.

  • Develop tools and skills to resist the influence of procrastination
  • A playful way to deal with a difficult problem

7pm-8.30pm Weds 24th Oct Assignment Preparation workshop in Library Lobby Room G011.

  • Top most important assignment tips
  • Take the fear out of getting started and completing tasks

 

Dates For Your Diary

  • Weds 31st Oct Deadline for Semester 1 Fees
  • Thurs 15th Nov Semester 1 Exam Timetable Released
  • Sat 1st Dec Teaching Ends
  • Mon 3rd – Sat 8th Dec Study Week
  • Mon 10th – Fri 21st Dec Exams

 

Life Skills Course Update

  • First Aid Responder 3 Day Course – 2 spaces left
  • Disclosure Training – 8 spaces left
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 10 spaces left
  • Anti-Racism Training Course – 12 spaces left
  • Child Protection Training Course – 15 spaces left

 

Does Your Research Make An Impact?

Would You Like to Win €2,500 by Proving it Does? The HEA/Irish Independent ‘Making an Impact’ competition for 2018 is now open for entries. Closing Date is 10am on Wednesday 7 November.

 

Free Irish Times Subscription

Don’t forget to get your FREE Irish Times online subscription – it’s available to all full time third level students!

 

Win £1,000

Contract cheating, sometimes known as ghost-writing, is the practice of engaging someone else to complete your assignment for you. As part of the Students Against Contract Cheating Campaign Turnitin are running a competition with a £1,000 prize that’s open to students in Ireland and the UK. Tell your story, make a statement, and explore new and creative ways to make other students aware of contract cheating, why it’s not acceptable, and highlight the risks involved. You can do this in any creative format you choose. Deadline Friday 2nd November.

 

Applications are Open for Google Scholarships:

  1. Women Techmakers Scholars Program
  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field and we strongly encourage people who identify as female to apply
  • Recipients will be invited to attend an all-expense paid retreat at a Google office in 2019 and will also gain access to a global community of scholars
  • Deadline to apply: 6th December 2018
  1. Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD students with a disability studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Deadline to apply: 6th December 2018

 

Volunteers Needed!

The SU 2018/19 Nominated Charities are Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cope Galway. If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence.

Cope Galway’s vision is for an improved quality of life in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic abuse, and older people.

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

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

SU Weekly Email 4 – 20th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Kevin McGahern & Alison Spittle This Mon 24th Sept €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents comedians Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm this Monday 24th of September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

 

SU Elections Update – How To Vote on Thursday

We will be holding our Elections next Thursday 27th of September 10am-6pm to elect the new SU Vice President/Education Officer and the first SU Ethnic Minorities Officer. You will be able to vote in Smokey’s Café and Áras na Mac Léinn just remember to bring your NUIG ID with you to vote.

If you won’t be on campus to vote on Thursday please register before midnight on Wednesday 26th of September for a Remote Vote via the Students’ Union website. Once you are registered you can then log on to the SU Website 10am-6pm Thursday 27th of September to vote.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Scarlets match NUIG-Scarlets-1819

Please note that all purchasers will have to show valid student ID on the night to gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road, failure to do this will result in payment of the difference.

 

MMA For Self Defence €5

We have joined with Shaolin MMA to offer a two hour Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence Course for just €5! Sign up in the SU now as spaces are limited. The course takes place 6pm-7pm next Tues 25th Sept and Tues 2nd Oct.

 

Camp Leaders at NUIG 6pm Today

Come join Camp Leaders in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn at 6pm TONIGHT Thursday 20th September to find out all about your J1 opportunities and how to get to America to have the summer of a lifetime!

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications are OPEN

The Financial Aid Fund is a scheme aimed at disadvantaged students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their studies. Applications close at 12noon on Monday 1st of October. Apply online HERE. Please email financialaid@nuigalway.ie with any queries.

 

Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

 

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie . Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

 

Bus To March For Choice

We are organising a bus to the National March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday 29th of September. Return bus tickets are €2 and are available from the SU Office. NUIG student ID required. Bus leaves The Quad NUIG at 9.30am and returns from St Stephen’s Green at 5pm sharp.  For more information contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Commuter Challenge 2018: Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now activetravellogger.ie

  • From Monday 1st October to Sunday 11th November we are challenging staff and students to ‘Reboot Their Commute’. Choose from walking, running, cycling, public transport or carpooling, or mix it up throughout the challenge.
  • Get Active & Win – Additional prizes each week for clocking up steps or KMs cycled.
  • Refer a friend and be in with a chance of winning a €50 shopping voucher & goodie pack. Enter Here.

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand 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 second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

 

Comedy Tickets Winner

Congratulations to Ryan Conaty who has won two tickets to our Comedy Gig on Monday by correctly naming the SU President as Megan Reilly.

 

Swimming Lessons Update

There are still some spaces left in the Swimming Clubs Learn To Swim course. Email swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie straight away to get a place.

 

Synapse A Tech Carnival

The Synapse Tech Carnival is taking place today in the Bailey Allen Hall 11am-4pm.

 

Vintage Clothes Fair

Our Vintage Clothes Fair is back on Tuesday 9th of October in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Do you think the Leaving Cert needs to change?

You can help us to tell the Minister for Education that reform is needed and be a part of making change for future Leaving Cert students. Please take a few minutes to fill in this quick survey: HERE.

The survey will be included in a national report that teachers and students will present to Minister Richard Bruton!

 

Sustainability Showcase

NUI Galway are hosting a sustainability showcase event in the O’Donoghue Theatre on Wednesday September 26th called Our Sustainability Journey.  The event will share sustainability related research taking place on the NUI Galway campus in a relevant and accessible way and demonstrate the relevance of sustainability in everyday living.  This is a free event but booking is essential so please book your ticket here

 

Porn as Sex Education Survey

Students aged 18+ are invited to take part in our anonymous online questionnaire about pornography. If you agree to participate you will be asked questions about what you have learned about sex from pornography, how you feel about your body and your sexual satisfaction. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. Please click on the link to go to the survey! Survey Link.

 

University Breastfeeding Meeting

Please join us at AC203 12pm-2pm on the third Wednesday of every month for:

  • Cuppa, biscuits and chat
  • Information on breastfeeding
  • Mother-to-mother support

All mothers, babies and toddlers, expectant women, grandmothers, and female supporters are most welcome. Contact anne.fallon@nuigalway.ie

 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Classes

Free English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes available to all full-time international students at NUI Galway

To register please email englishlanguage@nuigalway.ie

Start Date: Wednesday 26th of September

4pm-6pm CA116A Cairnes Building

6pm-8pm CA117 Cairnes Building

 

Call for Submissions

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at thelampeditor@gmail.com. The deadline is December 14th, 2018. To learn more about The Lamp, visit www.thelampjournal.com

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

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

SU Weekly Email 3 – 13th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Notice of By-Election: Vice President / Education Officer

Nominations will open to fill the vacant paid position of SU Vice President/Education Officer at 10am TODAY – nomination forms will be available from the SU Office and Website. Nominations will close at 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September 2018 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September 2018. For more information contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Nominations also open at 10am today for the voluntary position of SU Ethnic Minorities Officer.

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 18th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 18th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

Win FREE Comedy Tickets!

Win a pair of tickets to see Kevin McGahern and Alison Spittle on Monday 24th of September. To enter just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie and tell us the name of your Students’ Union President. We will announce the winner in the SU Weekly Email next week.

Cloakroom Back Open Today

The FREE SU Cloakroom is back open today in the Library basement near the SU XL Shop. This free service is open 9am-6pm every Thursday and Friday during term so make sure you use it!

Sin Issue 1

You can read the first issue of Sin newspaper online HERE. The Sin newspaper editor Áine is still looking for volunteers so if you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message her via the Sin Facebook page here. Follow Sin on Twitter – their new account is here!

Some Important Deadlines

  • Mon 17th Sept: Online Registration closing for Undergraduates & Postgraduate Taught Students
  • Mon 24th Sept: Module Registration Closing for Undergraduates & Postgraduate Taught Students
  • Fri 28th Sept:       Online Registration closing for Postgraduate Research Students
  • Sun 30th Sept:    Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct:   Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge
  • Weds 31st Oct:   Module Registration closing for Postgraduate Research Students

Fees Information

Registration Information

Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tues 25th Sept!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm COURSE FULL
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm COURSE FULL
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm 1 Space Left

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café, Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie . Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

Are you registered to vote?

Call to the SU Office to get yourself registered to vote in the upcoming Irish Presidential Election.

Need Help with Programming?

ComputerDISC is a FREE Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming/software development courses. The DISC is a free service that supports all students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels in NUI Galway.

Smart Life Programme FREE Courses Now Booking HERE

  1. FREE 7 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course
  • Starts Tues 25th Sept 4.30pm-6.30pm or 6pm-7.30pm MY127 Áras Moyola
  • Learn skills to address anxiety and stress
  • Have better focus and concentration for study
  • Promotes a better relationship with yourself and others
  1. FREE Managing Your Time and Workload Course
  • 7pm-8.30pm Weds 26th Sept Library Lobby, 1st Floor, Bridge Room 1001.
  • Gain control  and balance of your time and life
  • Practical tools to work smarter – not harder
  • Have more time for the people and things you enjoy

Commuter Challenge 2018: Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now activetravellogger.ie

  • From Monday 1st October to Sunday 11th November we are challenging staff and students to ‘Reboot Their Commute’. Choose from walking, running, cycling, public transport or carpooling, or mix it up throughout the challenge.
  • Get Active & Win – Additional prizes each week for clocking up steps or KMs cycled.
  • Refer a friend and be in with a chance of winning a €50 shopping voucher & goodie pack. Enter Here.

NUIG Employability Award

The NUI Galway Employability Award is a recognition of learning and skills developed through work experience and extra-curricular activities.  It is designed to support you by engaging in employability enhancement activities beyond your degree. There will be Information Sessions on the Employability Award 5pm-6pm on Weds 19th Sept, Weds 26th Sept & Weds 3rd Oct in Áras Na Mac Léinn Meeting Rooms 1 & 2. Email employabilty@nuigalway.ie for more information.

Weds 19th Sept Student Volunteering Fair at NUI Galway

Fair of Voluntary community organizations who are looking for new volunteers. Come, chat with organizations´ representatives and choose your favourite volunteering role for the new year!

Sustainability Showcase

NUI Galway are hosting a sustainability showcase event in the O’Donoghue Theatre on Wednesday September 26th called Our Sustainability Journey.  The event will share sustainability related research taking place on the NUI Galway campus in a relevant and accessible way and demonstrate the relevance of sustainability in everyday living.  This is a free event but booking is essential so please book your ticket here

Library FREE Academic Skills Training Events

The NUI Galway Library offers an exciting programme of Information and Digital Skills workshops throughout the semester. Their workshops have already begun so get registered!

  • 3pm-4pm TODAY Thurs 13th Sept PowerPoint Workshop Register Here.
  • 9.30am TOMORROW Fri 14th Sept Smart Searching for your Master’s Work Workshop Register Here.

Coming Next Week:

Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • First Aid Responder Course

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand 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 second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Scarlets match NUIG-Scarlets-1819

Please note that all purchasers will have to show valid student ID on the night to gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road, failure to do this will result in payment of the difference.

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Thursday 13th of September for the new SU Officer position of Ethnic Minorities Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September.

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm on Monday 24th of September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.

Win a €1,100 Book Token

Enter at the link here. The prize draw ends on Sunday 21st October.

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

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

SU Weekly Email 1 – 30th August 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to the first weekly email from your Students’ Union for the new academic year.

 

What is the Students’ Union?

“The mission of the Union shall be to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.” – Constitution of the Students’ Union

The SU is a representative organisation that is independent from the University and consists of all registered students at NUI Galway.  As the SU is an independent body, the SU officers do not have to answer to the University authorities – we only answer to you, our members who have elected us.

These are the officers here in the Students’ Union working for you this year to promote and defend your rights:

President: Megan su.president@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Education: Louis su.education@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Welfare & Equality: Clare su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Adhna su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie

Mature Students: Chuka Paul su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Taught: Cameron su.pgtaught@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Research: Jibran su.pgresearch@nuigalway.ie

SU Council Chairperson: Sabrina su.council@nuigalway.ie

Societies: Brandon su.socs@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Ryan su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies: Rían su.arts@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Science: Scott su.science@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences: Liezel su.medicine@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Business & Law: Clodagh su.business@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Engineering & Informatics: Roshan su.engineering@nuigalway.ie

International Students: Daniel su.international@nuigalway.ie

Gender and LGBT+ Rights: Alex su.lgbt@nuigalway.ie

Disability Rights: Muireann su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Lockers On Sale this Monday 3rd September

You need to register at www.su.nuigalway.ie and pay online and collect your key from the SU Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please note if you’ve booked a locker in Áras Moyola or the Engineering Buildng you collect your key from the SU desk in the Engineering building 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

 

FREE SU Diaries

Get your FREE SU Diary and handbook next week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and outside the SU Shop. We also have FREE Flirt FM Wall Planners for you.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Orientation Week 2018

Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!

Monday 3rd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, free SU Diaries, free Wall Planners, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

12pm-3pm My First Day at NUIG SU Photo Booth in foyer of Áras Na Mac Léinn

4pm-7pm Table Quiz with comedian Karl Spain at Sult

8pm till late Post Electric Picnic party with DJ Paul Belton at Sult includes Filthy Food Menu Sampling.

Tuesday 4th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Sult Takeover with your SU Officers. Free Food, Free Wristbands and your chance to ask your SU Officers anything.

8pm till late Bingo Loco at Sult

Wednesday 5th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Keys to Adventure Party with the Morganettes at Sult.

8pm till late Bongo Steve at Sult

Thursday 6th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Speed Friending with Steve Bennett at Sult.

8pm till late Daithi at Sult

Friday 7th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 10th September

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on Monday 10th of September outside the Engineering Building. There will be FREE popcorn for the first 100 people and you can vote on our Facebook page for the film you want us to show. Make sure you bring something to sit on and don’t bring any alcohol or you will be asked to leave.

 

Crisis Campout

We are holding a Crisis Campout in Eyre Square on Tuesday the 11th of September to call attention to the need for the Government to act on the National Accommodation crisis. We need affordable student purpose built accommodation in order to alleviate this crisis.

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand 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 second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 18th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 18th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic will reopen in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn from the week of the 10th of September. The clinic is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Glasgow match: NUIG-Glasgow-1819

Please note that all purchasers will have to show valid student ID on the night to gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road, failure to do this will result in payment of the difference.

 

Your Student Transition Officer

Gráinne Morahan is the new Transition Officer who is available to support you, if you are a first year HEAR students, Access student and or if you entered directly with a QQI/ FET qualification. Gráinne is here to help ease you into University life assisting with social, personal, financial and academic experiences. You can meet with Gráinne any Tuesday morning during term, between 10.00 – 13.00 in Room G011, Ground Floor, Block E.  You can also ring to make an appointment on 091-493 298  or email transitionofficer@nuigalway.ie

More Information.

 

Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • First Aid Responder Course

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Thursday 13th of September for the new SU Officer position of Ethnic Minorities Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September.

 

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm on Monday 24th of September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

 

Academic Skills Hub

Develop core academic skills with NUI Galway’s Academic Skills Hub at www.nuigalway.ie/academic-skills. This online resource is packed with tips and information to ensure success in your studies. You can also drop into the Library’s Academic Skills Hub desk for one-to-one support.

 

Student Leap Cards now just €10

The shiny new Student Leap Cards are available now from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. All you need to do is bring yourself, your new college ID, €10 and a smile for the photo we will take of you. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

 

Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.

 

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Louis at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

 

Financial Aid Fund opens 10th Sept

The Financial Aid Fund is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies. 

Semester 1 Financial Aid Fund Online Applications open on Monday 10th of September and close at 12 noon on Monday 1st OctoberMore information.

 

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café, Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

 

Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Áine is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message her via the Sin Facebook page here.

 

Give Blood Next Week

Please Give Blood in the Menlo Park Hotel Galway

  • 5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 4th September
  • 5pm-8.30pm Wednesday 5th September
  • 5pm-8.30pm Thursday 6th September

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

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

SU Weekly Email 15 – 7th December 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications

Online applications open this Monday 11th of December for the semester 2 Financial Aid Fund and they close on Friday 12th of January. More information available here.

 

Christmas Exams buses with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey for Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel). Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

  • Leaving University Road (Bus stop between Ward’s Sandwich Bar and Tesco Express): 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40 & 18:40

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

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

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

 

Cloakroom Open

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

 

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

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

 

Student Leap Cards Expiring

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

 

SU 8 week Yoga course just €40 STARTS THIS EVENING!

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018 – 3 Spaces Left
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018 – 2 Spaces Left

Pay in the SU Office or by Credit Card on 091 524810.

 

Volunteer with us in 2018!

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

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

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

 

Learn Sign Language

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

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

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

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

 

Oughterard Boxing Club Night at the Dogs Fundraiser

6.30pm Thursday 14th December at Galway Greyhound Stadium. Tickets €10 on sale in the SU Office now.

 

Call for Hardiman PhD Scholarships Open

The Hardiman PhD Scholarships will provide a stipend of €16,000 per annum plus fees for four years. Closing date for applications is 16th of February 2018.

 

PC Suites Access Restrictions during Exams
The following PC Suites are unavailable until Saturday, December 16th as they are being used for exams:
– Finnegan
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– Eng2016
– Eng2017
– Cairnes Building – 1st Floor – Room 112
– SoftEng – Arts & Science Building – 1st Floor – Room 228/228A
– Arts-Science Arts & Sciences Building – Ground Floor – Room 105
– IT106 – I.T. Building – Ground Floor – Room 106
If you have any queries, please contact servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

Survey – Autonomous Vehicles : What is the Opinion of the Irish Public

This is a study to get an understanding of the current public perception of Autonomous Vehicles in Ireland. Similar studies have been completed in the US,UK & Australia, although this particular Survey is specific to Ireland, and includes questions around trust in this technology,  road safety, the expected benefits to traffic, the environment, and the concerns about its reliability in certain situations. This survey also touches on public participation in regulation changes, and the moral and ethical dilemmas.

More info from: e.battle1@nuigalway.ie

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 08:00-22:00 until Friday 15th December in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Larmour Theatre
  • Dillon Theatre
  • McMunn Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • TB301
  • TB302
  • TB303

 

Exam Results

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

 

Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library This Weekend

Saturday 08.30-21.00 and Sunday 10.00-21.00.

 

Applications Open for US Embassy in Ireland Youth Council

Closing date 5pm Tues 9th January 2018. Council members participate in networking, professional development and embassy speaker events.

 

The Lamp is looking for submissions

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at thelampeditor@gmail.com. The deadline is December 31st, 2017

 

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 Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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