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SU Weekly Email 14 – 13th December 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

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 D: 6pm-7pm Thursday 31st Jan – Thursday 4th April 2019

 

The SU Clothes Bank Needs Your Donations!

  1. Drop the clothes you don’t need any more to the SU Office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri 10th-19th Dec
  2. Take the clothes you need at our pop up display 12pm-4pm Thurs 20th & Fri 21st Dec in The Large Acoustic Room.
  3. Any surplus clothing will be donated to charity.

More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

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.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses

€2 Per Journey. Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 10th-Thurs 20th Dec

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s Sandwich Bar) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Connacht Rugby vs Sale Tickets

Get NUIG student rate tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Sale Sharks 3pm Saturday 12th of January at the Sportsground. Use the following discount code on the Connacht website: NUIG-Sal-1819

 

Extra Study Space: Available 8am-10pm until Fri 21st Dec 2018

  • AM150 Mairtin O Tnuthail Theatre Arts Millennium Building (147 spaces)
  • IT125 Theatre First Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT125G Theatre Ground Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT207 Seminar Room, IT Building (33 spaces)
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse (125 spaces)
  • TB303 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (30 spaces)
  • TB304 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB305 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB307 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (22 spaces)

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here.

EXTRA Extra Study Space

The Library have opened their ground floor training room for extra study space/PC’s until Friday the 21st of December.

Extended Library Opening Hours for Exams

  • Saturday 15th December:              08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 16th December:                 10:00 – 21:00

 

Give Blood This Week

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th of December in Menlo Park Hotel.

 

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!

 

Are you a Postgraduate Research Student?

The Union of Students in Ireland invites Postgraduate Research Students to participate in the National Postgraduate Living and Working Conditions Survey.

This survey aims to explore the experiences of postgraduate students in Ireland, in particular in relation to income and living standards. This survey is intended to form the basis for a campaign to be rolled out by USI and SIPTU.

We want to hear from you! This survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and will give your National Union the data we need to advocate for improved working and living standards! The Survey is available here

 

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.

 

Registration Open for Women Lead 2019
#WomenLead19 is taking place from 25th-26th January. This event aims to empower women at third level to run/apply for leadership positions in whatever area they so wish.
Register Here.

 

Applications Open for Student Entrepreneur Awards

There’s €35,000 in cash prizes with the overall winner receiving €10,000. Deadline to submit your 3 minute video about your business idea is 5pm Friday 8th of March.

 

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

 

Anti-Racism Workshop

We are hosting an Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday 16th of January with Galway One World Centre. Spaces are just €5 and you can sign up in the SU Office now.

 

Disclosure Training

We have limited spaces left in our Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre for the new date of Tuesday 12th of February 2019. Sign up now in the SU Office for just €10.

 

Top-up your Student Leap Card in the SU Office

Load it up with cash or weekly/monthly tickets for Bus Éireann and City Direct and we don’t charge any commission!

 

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.

Top-up your Student Leap Card at the Students’ Union

News & Events

You can now top-up your Student Leap Card at the NUI Galway Students’ Union office!

Please note all the below fares are the Student rates for the Student Leap Card only.

To obtain your Student Leap Card:

  1. Go to studentleapcard.ie and complete the online application.
  2. Bring the order confirmation code to the SU office along with your Student ID or a letter from your School/College and we can print the card off for you. Please note the code expires after 7 days.
  3. The Student Leap Card costs €10 and doesn’t have any credit on it.

There are two options for topping up your Leap Card with credit in the SU Office and we don’t charge any commission! 

Option 1: Pay-as-you-go

If you are looking to use the pay-as-you-go option you can top up your Student Leap Card with Travel Credit to the value of your choice. The fare when using the pay-as-you-go on Bus Éireann would be €1.68 a trip for bus trips in 01-11 stages and €1.98 for the 12+ stages.

Option 2: Load a ticket onto your Card

For Bus Éireann you have three options of tickets which can be loaded to your Leap Card:

  • 24 Hour – €4
  • 7 day – €16.80
  • Monthly – €59.50 (The monthly ticket is done by calendar month e.g. 1st January to 31st January)

For City Direct there is only the option of the Monthly Ticket:

  • Monthly – €50

The Students’ Union Office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building (beside Sult) and we are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday during term time.

NUIG Christmas Holiday Arrangements

News & Events

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 13 – 6th December 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Exam Tips

  1. Check, double check and triple check your timetable NOW! Every year we have students who read their timetable wrong and end up missing an exam – don’t be that guy!
    2. Find your College ID and bring it with you to every exam. If you have lost it call to the Student Information Desk to get a new one for €20. You will be fined €30 if you don’t have your ID with you.
    3. Plan how you are getting to the exams NOW and set all your alarms. You need to be there 20 minutes prior to the start of the examination so that’s: 09:10 for a 09:30 exam, 12:40 for a 13:00 exam and 16:10 for a 16:30 exam. We have buses arranged for the Salthill exam centres.
    4. Leave your phone at home – it’s a €20 fine for bringing your phone to the exam AND other penalties can include mark reduction and getting zero marks for the module. iWatches are also not permitted at exams.
    5. WASH! If you even have your shopping list written on your hand scrub it off. If you have any writing on your body, no matter how unrelated to the exam, you’ll fail the exam and have to repeat.
    6. Follow the directions of the Exam Invigilators at all times.
    7. If you need advice on deferring your exams please contact the SU Education Officer, Eibhlín Seoighthe, or your College Office.
    8. You can’t bring in pencil cases, glasses cases or calculator covers to the exam.
    9. You can’t leave the Exam Venue for the first hour or the last 30 mins of the exam
    10. Relax – you got this!

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses

€2 Per Journey. Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 10th-Thurs 20th Dec

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Child Protection Training Courses TOMORROW nearly full:

  • 9am-1pm – 1 space left
  • 2pm-6pm – 5 spaces left

Sign up in the SU Office now or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card €15.

 

Extended Library Opening Hours for Exams

  • Saturday 8th December:               08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 9th December:                    10:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 15th December:              08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 16th December:                 10:00 – 21:00

 

Cheap Connacht Rugby Tickets

Use the discount code NUIG-Per-1819 to get reduced rate NUIG Student tickets online for Connacht Rugby vs Perpignan 3pm Saturday 8th of December.

 

Extra Study Space: Available 8am-10pm until Fri 21st Dec 2018

  • AM150 Mairtin O Tnuthail Theatre Arts Millennium Building (147 spaces)
  • IT125 Theatre First Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT125G Theatre Ground Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT207 Seminar Room, IT Building (33 spaces)
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse (125 spaces)
  • TB303 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (30 spaces)
  • TB304 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB305 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB307 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (22 spaces)

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here: https://nuigalway.libcal.com/

 

Reduced Hours for SU Engineering Desk

Please note that the SU Engineering Desk will be closed Friday 7th,  Monday 10th and Thursday 13th of December. For any queries please call to the SU Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

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

 

Anti-Racism Workshop

We are hosting an Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday 16th of January with Galway One World Centre. Spaces are just €5 and you can sign up in the SU Office now.

 

Disclosure Training

We have limited spaces left in our Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre for the new date of Tuesday 12th of February 2019. Sign up now in the SU Office for just €10.

 

NUI Galway Family Christmas Party 12pm-3pm Sun 16th Dec

The NUI Galway Family Christmas Party is back this year for staff and students with children. This fun on-campus event is strictly ticketed only. Look out for an email from the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity at 12pm TODAY Thursday 6 December with a link to book your free ticket. Don’t miss it!

 

HRB Summer Scholarship Opportunities

The prestigious Health Research Board (HRB) Summer Student Scholarships will support undergraduate students in health or social care-related disciplines to complete short research projects during summer 2019. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage an interest in research and to give the student an opportunity to become familiar with some research techniques. In line with the HRB strategy, the project must fall within one of the following research areas:  patient-oriented and clinical research, health services research or population health research. Applications that focus solely or predominantly on basic biomedical research are not eligible. The HRB will make an award to a host institution nominated in the application. Summer Scholars will be paid €300 per week for a maximum of eight weeks by the host institutions. Applications open on the 10/12/2018 and close on 14/2/2019. Additional information can be found at here. or contact tconway@nuigalway.ie

 

Collection for the Homeless

There will be a collection of items for the homeless on Wednesday 12th of December in Áras Moyola. Shoe boxes or Christmas bags with hats, scarves, toiletries, socks, non-perishable food etc., required. For more information or to get involved contact m.montague2@nuigalway.ie

 

How to Have a Very Sustainable Christmas

Get your sustainable Christmas Tips here.

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Applications are Open

These Scholarships are for students starting their PhD in September 2019. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. Applications Close 15th February.

 

Paid Work: Students Required for Metaphor Annotation

If you are seeking a bit of extra cash and would like to play around with some metaphors feel free to apply for this job. I am currently hiring participants as part of my  PhD at the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP) of the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway. My topic focuses on metaphor analysis in Twitter. I am looking for native-speakers of English, studying English at NUI Galway, to help as human annotators in metaphor detection in Twitter.
The experiment will be asking the annotator a yes/no question by giving them a tweet and asking them if the highlighted expression is a metaphor or not. Payment is based on the number of annotated tweets. To apply email omnia.zayed@insight-centre.org with a brief description of your professional experience. More information.

 

Take a Mindful Break from Studying

  1. Listen to our mindful moments on soundcloud to help handle stress or visit our YouTube channel
  2. Free Mindfulness for Beginners Class Tuesday 11th December: 8:10am – 8:50am in AC201 on the concourse. The last mindfulness for beginners class of the year!
  3. Free Mindfulness Shared Practice Wednesday 12th & 19th December 1:10-1:50pm in AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome to this mindfulness shared practice which is suitable for people with no previous knowledge of mindfulness as well as those who have been practising for many years.

 

Contact Us

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

SHAG Week

News & Events

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2018

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2018

Monday 5th of November/Dé Luain, an 5 Samhain

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 Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tuesday 6th of November/Dé Máirt, an 6 Samhain

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The Space. €10 Register in advance in SU. POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS

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 in AM250 Colm O’Heocha Theatre

Wednesday 7th of November/ Dé Céadaoin, an 7 Samhain

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

Thursday 8th of November/Déardaoin, an 8 Samhain

5pm-8pm “Peaches, Pears or Bananas – Loving Your Sexual Body” with Anna Keogh in SC200A

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. 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/ Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents The Ultimate Study Break: Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit
Cuireann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, An Briseadh Staidéar Iontach i Láthair: An Díolachán Cácaí Mór Millteach ar son Carhanachtaí agus Cuairt Fheirm Pheataí

11am – 3.30pm Wednesday 5th December 2018 in Áras na Mac Léinn
11r.n. – 3.30i.n., Dé Céadaoin, an 5 Nollaig 2018 Áras na Mac Léinn

There will be sheep, lambs, goats, cats, rabbits, ducks, hens, roosters, chicks, ducklings, geese, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

All funds raised go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway.
Tabharfar an t-airgead ar fad do Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway.

SU Weekly Email 9 – 25th October 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

No Student Leap Cards TOMORROW

Heads up if you’re travelling this weekend – we won’t be able to print Student Leap Cards this Friday 26th October due to system maintenance. Get in to us before 5pm TODAY if you need a new card and don’t forget to apply online for your code first.

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 in SU
  • Free Temporary Bike Lights in SU – while stocks last

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 – 6 spaces left
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 10 spaces left
  • Anti-Racism Training Course – 12 spaces left
  • Child Protection Training Course – 15 spaces left

Global Week Events TODAY

  • 7pm-9pm Screening of “Free CeCe” with GigSoc in the Áras Uí Chathail Lecture Theatre
  • STAND 8×8 Festival Outdoor Photo Exhibition outside the Library.

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!

SUSI Application Deadline

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

Read Sin Issue 4 Online

Want €900 in funding for your idea?

Applications are open for the NUI Galway Explore Programme until 20th of Nov. Staff and students across campus are invited to apply online for up to €900 funding for their collaborative projects.

Frankenreads NUIG

This is a series of FREE events in Galway to celebrate 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Apply for your free tickets at the following links:

Help an NUIG Student Win UN Climate Change Competition

Anna Golden, a 1st-year Financial Maths & Economics student, has made a video on Zero Waste which is one of 20 videos shortlisted in the category of responsible production & consumption for the UN Climate Change, Global Youth Competition. The video with the most views by this Sunday 28th of October will be declared the winner. So please watch her video here.

Final Year Business Information System Need Your Help

They would like you to complete a quick online survey based on an idea they have for a university app. The app includes features such as university map, accommodation help, group project planner, chat forums etc. No personal data is used and all the results are confidential. Please click on this link to complete the survey.

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.

International Student Forum 2018

The Irish Council for International Students and the Union of Students in Ireland invite you to attend their International Student Forum 5pm-7pm on Wednesday 14th November in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Áras na Mac Léinn. Free pizza and tea/coffee provided. Please register by emailing bhearne@icosirl.ie

Survey: Let’s Talk about Sex!

Students from the M.Sc. in Health Economics programme are on a daring quest to collect the right data about safe and healthy sexual behaviour and its importance in an awareness-raising context. Their target audience is everyone who studies here at NUI Galway. This survey will only takes 2 minutes at the following Link.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

NUI Galway in conjunction with Team Hope are collecting shoeboxes for their annual Christmas shoebox appeal from now until the 6th of November. Shoeboxes can be dropped at the NUIG Chaplaincy, 6 Distillery Road. Please feel free to contact shoeboxappealnuig@gmail.com for any further information.

Girls Into Geoscience Free Event

Girls into Geoscience Ireland returns 10am-4pm Saturday 10th of November. This free one day event introduces female early stage university undergraduates to Earth Sciences and demonstrates the world of careers available to geoscience graduates today. Book your FREE place now.

FREE Mindfulness Classes

  • 8.10am-8.50am Tuesdays in AC201 Mindfulness for Beginners Class
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays in AC202 Mindfulness Shared Practice
    5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 1st Nov in AC215 Mindfulness and Mental Health with Nick Williams

Fierce As Female is coming to Galway

The event aims to raise awareness of the variety of athletic activities available to girls and women of all ages.

Sound good? Want to know more or get involved? Contact fierceasfemale@gmail.com

Are you affected by a family member’s gambling problem?
If so, help is available 8pm Monday 5th November at Ozanam House, St. Augustine Street, Galway. No admission fee. More information.

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.

October Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office, SU Engineering Desk, Sult, the Student Health Unit, Smokey’s Café, Caife na Gaeilge and the SU Shop will all be closed this Monday 29th of October for the Bank Holiday.
  • The Wall Café is open 11am-3pm on Monday 29th of October.
  • The Library is open Saturday 8.30am-5.30pm, Sunday 10am-5.30pm and closed on Monday.
  • The Reading Room is open as usual 7am-2.30am Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
  • For Computer Suite availability check 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 Big Fat Charity Table Quiz

News & Events
The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz
NUI Galway Students’ Union presents The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway 7.30pm Tuesday 13th November at Sult
Table of 4 €20 – Sign up in the SU Office in advance – spaces limited! You can also phone 091 493 570 to register by credit/debit card. 
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!

NUIG SU Road Safety Day

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day / Lá Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn um Shábháilteacht ar Bhóithre

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator

10am-4pm Wednesday 31st October Áras na Mac Léinn

  • 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

SU Weekly Email 7 – 11th October 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week Events TODAY Thurs 11th Oct

  • 10am-11am Homesickness and How To Combat It Talk in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 11am-1pm Gig Soc Coming Out Day Coffee Morning in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 7pm Writer’s Soc Night inspired by how to handle a panic attack in AC215
  • 8pm NUIG Comedy Soc Gig in the Bank of Ireland Theatre. FREE event includes Free Pizza & Refreshments
  • More information from welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Storm Callum Update

There is an orange weather warning in place for 13 counties, including Galway, Donegal and Clare, from 22:00 Tonight Thurs 11th Oct to 12:00 Fri 12th Oct. As such, all University services are running as normal and we expect them to continue to do so. Any updates will be posted HERE.

 

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.

 

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

 

Sin Issue 3

Read issue 3 of Sin online HERE!

 

NUI Galway’s Threesis Competition Is Back

Learn how to communicate your research clearly and concisely, using just three slides in under 3 minutes. There is training along the way and a competition with €1,500 in prizes for the winners! Threesis is open to NUI Galway postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers. Register by 19th October to avail of training (on 23rd and 24th October).

 

Stay Safe!

As the days are getting shorter here’s some tips for staying safe on and off campus:

  1. Save the number for the NUIG Security Office in your phone it’s 091 493 333. If you ever feel unsafe on campus give them a shout – they are here to help.
  2. Panic Alarms are on sale in the SU Shop for €3.50 – get one and carry it. The Shop also sells bike lights for €2.
  3. Avoid walking home alone but if this is unavoidable let a friend or housemate know what time you expect to be home and the route you are taking.
  4. Avoid isolated and darkened areas – take the busy routes.
  5. Walk facing traffic and get a free high-vis vest from the SU Office while stocks last.
  6. Trust your instincts.

 

Taking part in the NUI Galway Commuter Challenge?

Don’t forget to enter the week 2 competitions by 12pm midday TOMORROW Friday 12th October

  1. Share your ‘Overheard on public transport’ stories – post on Smarter Travel Campus or email info@smartertravelworkplaces.ie  Leap card credit to be won
  2. Submit your Team Photo. This week’s theme is “We can do this!” Win €10 shopping vouchers & goodie packs for your team. Enter Here.

 

FREE Workshop: Goal Setting and Motivation

7pm Tuesday 16th October, Library Lobby 1st floor, Bridge room (1001)

  • Connect with your values
  • Develop Life-time goals
  • Stay motivated

 

Volunteer for Akumakon 2019

Akumakon is an Anime and Manga convention taking place from the 18th – 20th of January in NUI Galway; it is run for charity and raises money through many events. We wouldn’t be able to run the event without volunteers, we invite anyone and everyone to volunteer for the coming convention! Volunteers get free access to the convention and will have free time to check out the convention as a whole. To apply, fill in this form.

 

NUIG Final Year Business Information System students need your help!

Please complete a quick online survey based on the payment method you currently use at the gym No personal data is used – all results are confidential  

 

Do You Have What It Takes to be a European Correspondent?

Free Workshop for the European Commission Student Media Awards (SMEDIAS) 10.30am-2.30pm Wednesday 31st October 2018 in Europe House, Dublin 2. Application Deadline: Friday 26th October. Apply online HERE.

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include

  • Analog Devices Workshop– Using LinkedIn and other Social Media in Job Searches.
  • Job Market for Management, Marketing, HR, Retail and opportunities using Languages
  • Careers with Arts and Languages Fair
  • Aldi Workshop – Job Hunting/Interview Skills
  • GLG Workshop – Branding yourself/Building your Brand
  • Teaching Applications and Courses
  • Employability Workshop

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

 

NUIG PhD Thesis Boot Camp – Applications Now Open

  • Are you a PhD student struggling with the writing-up battle?
  • Do you put off writing tasks until ‘tomorrow’?
  • Are you finding it tough ‘going it alone’?

We have just what you need – Thesis Boot Camp! Dedicated solely to getting words down on paper (or a computer screen), this program is designed to help doctoral students get over that final hurdle, or to kick-start their writing progress if it has stalled. The ultimate aim of Thesis Boot Camp is to write 20,000 words of first draft material. The Boot Camp runs from 4pm Friday 16th November to 8.30pm Sunday 18th November. Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 15 October 2018. Sign Up Here.

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets

Use the discount code “NUIG-Bor-1819” to get reduced rate tickets online for Connacht Rugby vs Bordeaux Begles EU Challenge Cup match 3pm Saturday 13th of October.

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

 

October Class Reps Meetings

Mon 15th Oct 6pm-8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council
Tues 23rd Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Thurs 18th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 23rd Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Thurs 25th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 30th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 31st Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Creating Inclusion Event

The launch of Social Inclusion Week in Galway is happening 11am-1pm this Monday 15th October in Tribeton on Merchants Road. This showcase event is open to all and will feature a range of creative projects that demonstrate best practice in disability inclusion.

 

Vodafone Comedy Carnival Cheap Tickets

The Socs Box are selling cheap tickets for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival 23rd-29th October – just bring your NUIG ID. If you want to see some of the acts for FREE the festival is looking for volunteers so email volunteers@vodafonecomedycarnival.com to get involved.

 

100minds

100minds is Ireland’s most unique and exciting student fundraiser that brings together third-level students with young professional mentors to achieve something really special for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.  Each of the 100 students is challenged to exercise their entrepreneurial muscles and come up with a unique fundraising project, activity or event and raise €1,000 – or more! The 100minds programme aims to create a positive impact in Temple Street while giving students the opportunity to develop vital career skills through real, practical work experience and project management. Apply today at www.100minds.org applications close on the 19th of October. Email info@100minds.org for more info.

 

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.