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NUIG SU Road Safety Day

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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.

Mental Health Week 2018

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week Events 2018

Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte Comhaltas na Mac Léinn OÉ Gaillimh 2018

Monday 8th October / Dé Luain, an 8 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday at Smokey’s/Online – Who Do You Talk To?
  • 12pm-2pm Add a Buddy to Your Tea with Best Buddies Society in the View, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm-6.15pm Using Collage Making as a Tool to Improve your Mental Health in the Art Room in Áras na Mac Léinn. Limited spaces – to register email casey@nuigalway.ie
  • 5pm-6pm Dance Soc Zumba to Destress in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 7pm-8.30pm What’s The Tea with Baking Society in IT202

Tuesday 9th October / Dé Máirt, an 9 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 8am-8.50am Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 11am-5pm Vintage Clothes Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 11am-4pm Paintball Promo in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-3pm Fáilte Refugees Society Old School Sports Day in the Kingfisher with prizes
  • 4pm-7pm Please Talk Goal Setting & Achieving What You Want Workshop venue SC200A (near Smokey’s Café)
  • 7pm-9pm Our Mental Health Documentary Screening venue O’Flaherty Theatre

Wednesday 10th October / Dé Céadaoin, an 10 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC202
  • 5pm-6pm Dance Soc Salsa Class to Destress in The Cube
  • 5.30pm-8pm Wellness Workshop #MentalHealth4Millennials in Lecture Room 3 Áras Moyola
  • 5.30pm-7pm Positive Mind-set and Resilience in AMB 1064
  • 7pm Health Care Society “Minding Your Mental Health as Students & Healthcare Professionals” in the Kirwan Theatre
  • 7pm-10pm Inside Out screening by Film Soc in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre
  • 7pm-9pm Gig Soc Film Night LGBT+ Short Film Screenings + Popcorn in IT202

Thursday 11th October / Déardaoin, an 11 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 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 and Free Refreshments.

All week:

  • Look out for the Welfare Crew handing out freebies throughout the week
  • FREE Condoms and TOMPAX available all week from the SU
  • Online ‘Silvercloud’ self- help available
  • Mental Health Quote Walls in Áras na Mac Léinn and the Engineering Building

More information from/Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

All events are FREE unless otherwise stated.

SU Weekly Email 6 – 4th October 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week Events 2018

Monday 8th October

  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday at Smokey’s/Online – Who Do You Talk To?
  • 12pm-2pm Add a Buddy to Your Tea with Best Buddies Society in the View, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm-6.15pm Using Collage Making as a Tool to Improve your Mental Health in the Art Room in Áras na Mac Léinn. Limited spaces – to register email casey@nuigalway.ie
  • 5pm-6pm Dance Soc Zumba to Destress in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 7pm-8.30pm What’s The Tea with Baking Society in IT202

Tuesday 9th October

Wednesday 10th October

  • 10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC202
  • 5pm-6pm Dance Soc Salsa Class to Destress in The Cube
  • 5.30pm-8pm Wellness Workshop #MentalHealth4Millennials in Lecture Room 3 Áras Moyola
  • 5.30pm-7pm Positive Mind-set and Resilience in AMB 1064
  • 7pm-10pm Inside Out screening by Film Soc in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre
  • 7pm-9pm Gig Soc Film Night LGBT+ Short Film Screenings + Popcorn in IT202

Thursday 11th October

  • 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 and Free Refreshments.

All week:

  • Look out for the Welfare Crew handing out freebies throughout the week
  • FREE Condoms and TOMPAX available all week from the SU
  • Online ‘Silvercloud’ self- help available
  • Mental Health Quote Walls in Áras na Mac Léinn and the Engineering Building

More information from/Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Register to Vote 

Are you registered to vote? Collect your voter registration form in the SU Office now. You can CHECK THE REGISTER HERE.

Hot Press + Free Tea TODAY!

Head up to Smokey’s Café 1pm-3pm TODAY where Hot Press will have copies of their Mental Health Issue and FREE tea!

 

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Congratulations to Eibhlín Seoighthe (SU Vice-President/Education Officer) and Victoria Chihumura (SU Ethnic Minorities Officer) on their recent elections. They join the rest of your NUI Galway Students’ Union team.

If you are interested in running for election to join the 2019/2020 SU Officer team nominations will open on Thursday the 21st of February. More info 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.

 

Paintball Promotion Tuesday

Interested in trying Paintball? Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm on Tuesday 9th of October.

 

Commuter Challenge – Sign Up and Win!

Have you registered for the NUI Galway Commuter Challenge yet? There’s still time to register and it’s running until the 11th of November with lots of great prizes to be won!

Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now here.

 

Vintage Clothes Fair on Tuesday

Our Vintage Clothes and Sportswear Fair is back this Tuesday 9th of October 11am-5pm in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

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

 

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

 

The Academic Writing Centre is Open

The Academic Writing Centre offers free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing for NUIG students. The AWC helps students to overcome recurrent problems with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and essay structure.

 

Free Mindfulness for Students Classes

  1. Mindfulness for beginners class 8.10am-8.50am Tues 9th Oct in AC201 on the concourse. There are many proven benefits of applying mindfulness to our lifestyles – across learning, work, life and life, and this free class will help you to bring mindfulness into your everyday life.
  2. Mindfulness Shared Practice 1.10pm-1.50pm Weds 10th Oct 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. Mindfulness shared practice is also available in Letterkenny, Shannon and Sligo throughout the week.

 

Free Workshop: Using Collage Making as a Tool to Improve your Mental Health

5pm Monday 8th October in the Art Room upstairs in Áras Na Mac Léinn. Limited spaces – to register email emer.casey@nuigalway.ie

 

Upcoming Free Courses/Support Groups

Note taking & Study Skills

5.30pm-7pm TODAY Thurs 4th Oct Library Lobby 1st floor, Bridge Room (1001)

  • Learn practical study skills that make a real difference
  • Practical note-taking for lectures and study
  • Organise your study and limit distractions

PhD Support Group

Tuesdays 1pm-2:30pm in the Small Acoustic Room in Áras na Mac Léinn. Facilitated, peer-led confidential support group providing practical and personal support for your PhD journey

Post Grad Support Group

Wednesdays 1pm-2:30pm in the Small Acoustic Room in Áras na Mac Léinn. Facilitated, peer-led confidential support group providing practical and personal support for your Post Grad journey

 

Give Your Opinion on NUIG Accommodation Services

The Accommodation Office are looking for your views on NUI Galway’s current accommodation options.  You can win an iPad or 1 of 4 cash prizes. They would really appreciate if you help them to understand how the options currently available meet your needs, and where you are living now.  The results of this survey will help them in their efforts to source accommodation and to improve your student experience.  Please take 3 minutes to complete the survey HERE.

 

Sew Scary Halloween Costume Competition

As part of Reuse Month Galway City Council are running a Halloween Costume Competition. Design your Halloween costume by recycling/upcycling old clothes/materials and you could win €100! Enter by sending a photograph of the costume (ideally being modelled!) to greenleaf@galwaycity.ie by 5pm on Monday 22nd October 2018. More info and rules 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.

 

Galway Colleges Join Forces to Raise Mental Health Awareness  

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Galway Colleges Join Forces to Raise Mental Health Awareness

NUI Galway Students’ Union, GMIT Students’ Union and Please Talk have joined forces to raise mental health awareness for students with a new campaign called ‘Mental Health Mondays’ which starts today. This awareness campaign will look at a particular theme each week that affects college students and their mental health. Topics the campaign will cover include settling into college, substance abuse, self-esteem, gambling, mental health supports and looking after your mental health.

Funding for the campaign was raised by a special screening of “Meetings with Ivor” in the Town Hall Theater Galway organised by film producer Tomas Hardiman and Town Hall Manager, Fergal McGrath.

Emma-Louise Duffy, Welfare Officer of GMIT SU said: ““This project highlights how we all have mental health and just like our bodies, some of us are in better shape than others. That’s okay. It’s about teaching people the self-awareness to identify that, and how to signpost the places that you can get care when you need it. Monday can be a hard day for students, they might be feeling homesick after leaving their family at the weekend, or worried about the week ahead. Whatever the feeling is, we want to shed some light, alert people that there are supports in place, and ultimately bring a bit of cheeriness into our students Monday morning!”

Clare Austick, Welfare and Equality Officer of NUIGSU, had this to say:

“Mental health campaigns are extremely important as there is an evident negative stigma attached to it. When you think of physical health, everyone immediately thinks of different types of sport, happiness and endorphins whereas when you mention mental health, you’re more inclined to think of the negative aspects such as depression, anxiety and suicide. It really shouldn’t be like that – everyone has mental health. If you’re feeling down, reach out and talk to someone. There are so many different support services for students to avail of.”

According to Treasa Hanniffy, National Please Talk Officer: “This campaign will highlight several areas of importance for student mental health and will remind everyone that talking to someone that you trust really helps. There is support available no matter what you are going through. For more information visit www.pleasetalk.org or call to your Students’ Union.”

National Housing Protest | Student Lockout 2018

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National Housing Protest | Student Lockout 2018

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018, Dublin.

€2 Return Bus Tickets on sale from the SU 2pm Tuesday 25th of September. NUIG student ID required.

Bus departs from Galway Cathedral 8am sharp Wednesday 3rd of October. Return to Galway by 7pm (approx)

Spiraling costs. Rogue landlords.
27%+ increases to rent of student accommodation overnight.
Little to no deposit protection.
Damp, run down and regularly overcrowded conditions.
Box rooms with 2 beds.
Sleeping on friends couches.
Staying overnight in cars outside college.
Paying night by night in hostels.
€255+ a week or €1000+ a month.
Living out of hostels
Commuting 2+ hours to get to your first lecture.
…or not being able to attend college at all.

Students are footing the second highest fee in Europe for third level education, and we are being further locked out by the lack of, and cost of, accommodation across Ireland.

Union of Students in Ireland (USI), with Students’ Unions and student activists across Ireland are organising with trade unions, community groups, charities, women’s groups and political parties as part of the National Homeless & Housing Coalition. to call for urgent action during this national crisis.

Our national student protest will join the rally outside Leinster House, but first we are taking to the streets. Join us.

We need to #RaiseTheRoof on the Dáil, and wake the Government up.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Consent Workshops for First Year Students

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Consent Workshops for First Year Students

This year NUI Galway Students’ Union will roll out consent workshops to the first year students at Student Residences Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village. Over 40 volunteers have been trained by the NUI Galway Smart Consent Programme to facilitate these workshops to students, which include an interactive one hour session on what sexual consent means.

Consent workshops are becoming more a feature of third level education, with the rise of the #metoo movement and sexual harassment on college campuses. The Students’ Union is also involved in a number of other activities which promote safe sex and consent, including distributing free condoms and promoting the free STI Clinic on campus.

On the importance of educating people on consent, NUI Galway Students’ Union Welfare & Equality Officer Clare Austick said: “Consent education is extremely important and beneficial to students as there appears to be a very evident lack of understanding around the topic of consent and sexual health in general. I believe Students’ Unions and Universities in particular should take a strong lead in implementing consent workshops as sexual violence and harassment are still very prevalent issues in today’s world. Consent isn’t a straightforward, black and white, spoken about topic, whereby a lack of consent given can potentially ruin lives. These workshops are designed to create a dialogue between students around consent and empower the individual to communicate what they may or may not want.”

Padráig MacNeela of SMART Consent had this to add: “It is really exciting to work with NUI Galway Students’ Union on rolling out consent workshops. We know from our research with over 2,000 students nationwide that the workshops are enjoyable and have an impact on confidence and knowledge. Now we have the opportunity to learn how to mainstream workshops as part of the student experience at NUI Galway. We will also be releasing short films on consent where you can decide which way you want the evening to end, the first one is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/consent=omfg/

Pictured: (left to right) SU President Megan Reilly and SU VP/Equality and Welfare Officer Clare Austick

Swimming Classes and Lifesaving Course

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Learn To Swim Course and Lifesaving Course 

Here’s some more information about both courses. If you’ve any further questions call to the Swimming, Waterpolo & Lifesaving Club table at Clubs Day 10am-5pm this Tuesday 11th of September or email swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie

All courses are organised by the Swimming, Waterpolo & Lifesaving Club and take place in the pool at the NUIG Kingfisher Gym. You don’t need to be a member of the gym to attend the courses.

Learn To Swim Course

Learn to swim is a program which will for 12 weeks get a non-swimmer to be able to swim in a pool with confidence. By the end of the program most swimmers will be able to swim several lengths in both deep and shallow water. You will also receive a certificate backing your ability presented by the Swim club and NUIG Sports department.

What do we class as a “non-swimmer”?

A non-swimmer ranges from someone who has only ever stood in water to someone who can keep themselves afloat but would like to learn the strokes. We will start at the basics and get everyone to be able to swim a few lengths by the end of the course.

What about people who can already swim?

The first week will be a general course that assesses how well everyone can swim. More competent and confident swimmers will be in a class that focuses on learning more strokes etc. If we find they are beyond everyone in ability after 2-3 weeks we will offer to move them to the Swim Club fitness squad at no extra cost or a refund

How much?

It will cost €75 all together and will run for 12 weeks. This pays for our instructor and other costs that are involved

When is it on?

There will be two 45 minute sessions on Wednesday evenings starting Wednesday 19th of September

7.30pm-8.15pm or (B) 8.15pm-9pm

Can I choose which time I get allocated to? 

Time slots will be allocated randomly for the first week until we gauge everyone’s experience levels and group them together accordingly.

When can I register?

Monday 17th September 2018

  • 1pm – 2pm          Students’ Union Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn or
  • 7pm – 7.30pm    Kingfisher Sports Centre (at the café).

If places remain there will be another registration on Wednesday at 7pm just before the lesson. This is subject to availability and we may book out prior to this so come early. We can take cash or card. If you don’t pay we can’t hold your booking

What do I get for my money?

1 lesson per week for 12 weeks. Lessons consist of 45 minutes of swimming in the Kingfisher pool with a qualified swim teacher. This is the cheapest course you will find for the amount of weeks involved. You don’t need to be a member of the gym to attend.

How many per class?

There will be a maximum of 20 students per class. There will be 2 instructors if the maximum number attends. Some sessions will also have help from our Racing squad so that you get most attention. Our goal is for all our members to be able to swim by the end.

Lifesaving Course

The Lifesaving Course is a course that turns an adequate swimmer into a fully qualified lifeguard in 12 weeks. This condensed course is the cheapest and fastest way to become a qualified lifeguard.

What is an adequate swimmer?

Someone who can swim about 200m without stopping is a good baseline. We recommend joining the Swimming Club second squad at the same time so you can improve your stamina for the course.

How much does it cost?

The average cost of this course is €250 but is subject to change year on year. Price will be known once our instructor has been confirmed.

What do I get?

You will get 15 certifications.

This includes: 4 water safety’s, 3 basic life supports, 2 endurance’s, 4 rescues and 2 pool lifeguards certs. This qualifies you to work as a pool lifeguard anywhere in Ireland.

Who runs the course?

Irish Water Safety runs the course, we help by subsiding it and helping out in any way we can.

When is it on?

Mondays nights starting Monday 17th of September. The instructor will confirm the times

When do I register?

Monday 17th September

  • 1pm – 2pm          Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn or
  • 7pm-7.30pm      Kingfisher Sports Centre (at the café).

We will take names beforehand but the first people to show up with money will take priority. We will take as many in the course as the instructor is comfortable with

 

NUIG SU Freshers’ Fair 2018

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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 2018 for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes from Flirt FM and competitions.
 
Exhibitors:
 
Food Stalls:

SU Weekly Email 2 – 6th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

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 – STARTS NEXT THURSDAY
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • First Aid Responder Course

 

Orientation Week Events Continue

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

TODAY Thursday 6th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, SU Diary, 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, SU Diary, 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 this 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.

 

Learn To Swim & Lifeguard Course

Together with the Swimming Club we will be offering 12 week Beginners and Intermediate Swimming Lessons at a reduced rate for NUI Galway Students this semester. There will also be a 12 Week Lifeguard Course which includes First Aid Training. If you are interested in either of these courses email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie ASAP for more information.

 

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.

 

Lockers On Sale NOW

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 Building 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 from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and outside the SU Shop. We also have FREE Flirt FM Wall Planners for you while stocks last!

 

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 Zebre match: NUIG-Zeb-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).

 

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.

 

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 on Monday

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. Follow Sin on Twitter – their new account is here!

 

Breakfast Week

9am-10am Monday 10th September to Friday 14th September in The View, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. INVITEES: First year HEAR students, students who have completed the Access programme and those that entered directly with a QQI/ FET qualification. More Information.

 

Clubs Day

Clubs Day is coming up 10am-4pm Tuesday 11th of September in the Sports Centre with over 50 Sports Clubs for you to join. NUI Galway Sport are also now on Snapchat! Add nuigsport to see what they are up to, what great events they have on and what the clubs are doing.

 

Chinese Course at NUI Galway

A 20 week evening course, An Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture, will commence in NUI Galway on Wednesday 19th September 2018.  Classes will run one night a week from 7pm to 9pm.  The fee is €120 for students. The course is designed for people with no Chinese language basics but who have a strong interest in China or who travel or do business in China.  It covers not only the Chinese language basics but also a brief introduction to the history of China, Chinese philosophies, customs and traditions, Chinese protocol and business etiquette, Chinese food and wine, Chinese medicine and the concepts of Fengsui and yinyang. More Information  or contact Suzanne Gilsenan, suzanne.gilsenan@nuigalway.ie, tel. 091 494037.

 

Digital Champions Workshops

Join us and take part in fun, interactive & FREE workshops designed to develop and build digital skills to enhance college life and beyond! Register on our website: https://digichampsnuig.com/events-workshops/

Lunch is included and there’ll also be goodies and hoodies

 

ALIVE Internship Applications are Open

Join the ALIVE Team to take a hands on role in supporting your fellow students to volunteer, promotion of volunteer roles and leading on small group projects. Apply here.

 

Need Help with IT?

Advice and support on IT services are available from the Library & IT Service Desk located in the James Hardiman Library foyer. Student IT Services information is available at www.nuigalway.ie/iss4students

Click on ‘New Students, let’s get started’ to get a copy of our Quick Start Guides or to watch the Quick Start Video.

Download the new NUI Galway App today!

 

Looking for Part-Time Work?

Sign up for job alerts with the Career Development Centre’s Career Connect Service here.

 

Interested in Digital Rights and a Trip to Scotland?

The British-Irish Council (BIC) digital inclusion working group are looking for 2 young people from 18-24 years to represent #Ireland at the 5Rights Summit in Scotland on the 3rd Oct 2018 (travelling on the 2nd Oct).

 

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.