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SU Weekly Email 28 – 30th March 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Extra Study Space Available 8am-10pm on following dates:

Mon 3rd – Sun 9th April Study Week

O’Flaherty Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Anderson Theatre

Mon 24th April – Weds 10th May

O’Flaherty Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Anderson Theatre

FREE Exam-prep Boot Camp Next Week!

Monday April 3rd, 10am – 1:15pm:  Practical Study Tips workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Tuesday April 4th,  10am – 1:15pm:  Exam Anxiety reduction workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Wednesday April 5th, 10am – 1:15pm:  Revision skills workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G010 Library Lobby

Individual mini-sessions with a facilitator on the day will also be available

For more information contact james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

 

Library Study Break Policy In Operation from Monday

The Library Study Break Policy will be in operation from Monday 3rd April to Wednesday 10th May. If you are taking a break use one of the “I’m taking a study break” sheets to mark what time you are leaving. Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a desk for more than 1 hours other students have permission to move them and take your space.

 

Marchathon Update Win €50 Shopping Vouchers!

Two NUI Galway teams are in the top 10 of the Smarter Travel Campus Marchathon challenge this week! Well done to “WalkingSUCS” in 3rd place and “Walkers” in 5th place. NUIG is currently in 4th place overall so keep up the great work for the last two days of the challenge!

You could win €50 shopping vouchers & goodies this week:

  1. Enter the Best Marchathon story competition by emailing info@smartertravelcampus.ie
  2. Nominate the best team captain or team member here

 

FREE Cloakroom Open Tomorrow

The SU free cloakroom will be open tomorrow 9am-5pm and is located next to the SU XL Shop. The SU Engineering desk will be closed tomorrow – for any queries please call to the SU office.

 

STI Clinic

Don’t forget the NUIG FREE STI Clinic is in the Student Health Unit 5pm-7pm every Tuesday and Wednesday evening during term. Call in to the Health Unit to book your appointment or phone 091 492604.

 

Win tickets to 2FM Live with the RTÉ  Concert Orchestra with Jenny Greene

Keep an eye on our Facebook page on Monday for your change to win a pair of tickets to the gig on Friday 21st of April.

 

Undergraduate Research Conference – Tuesday April 4th – Quadrangle 11am

A conference experience is important for career development: it’s a chance to network, make connections, and add to your CV. Don’t miss it!

Come speak and present your work: did you write a paper, make a poster, or complete a project that you can share?

Free food for all on the day!

Come listen and experience the conference

 

ALIVE Certificates

NUI Galway ALIVE Student Volunteering Certificates are now available for collection from our office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Monday-Friday

 

Career Development Centre Free Event next week:

  • NCT Your Career Plan

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

 

Need help with Maths?

SUMS is the FREE mathematics drop-in support centre at NUI Galway

They are open 2pm-5pm Monday to Friday including during Study Week. They will be closed for Easter Monday April 10th-Friday 21st April

 

Digital Marketing Awards now Open

Applications are now open for Online Marketing in Galway Award including Best Student Digital Marketing Project Apply Here.

 

Micheline’s Three Conditions

On Thursday the 4th of May four cases of gender discrimination in NUI Galway will come before the High Court in Dublin. A demonstration will take place in support of the four women. The Students’ Union is organising a bus for students who wish to attend. Bus departs Galway at 9am on Thursday 4th May and will be back in Galway at approximately 4pm.

Tickets are €2, and are available from the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. NUI Galway Student ID Required.

 

Last issue of Sin

Read the last issue of Sin HERE

Well done to Sorcha and all the Sin newspaper team on a great year!

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.

 

Survey: Are You Gaining Practical Skills Through Your College Studies?

Would you like to see Work Placements as part of your studies at NUIG?

Please complete this survey at this FIXED Survey Link

 

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.

 

€10 NUIG Student Tickets for Galway Startup Weekend

Last chance to grab HALF PRICE student tickets for Galway Start-up Weekend this weekend. Build a start-up in just 54 hours!

 

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

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

 

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

Register Here.

 

Contact Us

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

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

Ability Awareness Day

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Ability Awareness Day

You are invited to an Ability Awareness Day 4.30pm-7pm Wednesday 29th of March 2017 in The Cube Áras na Mac Léinn NUI Galway hosted by the NUIG SU Equaliteam in collaboration with Special Heroes Ireland.

This will be an evening of talks on various issues: The CRPD (Convention of Rights for People with Disabilities) and why Ireland needs to ratify it now, Deaf Education, and access to education for those with disabilities.

The event will also include a session for open discussion with participants, on what we can all do to raise awareness for disability rights.

All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Megan on su.equality@nuigalway.ie

SU Weekly Email 27 – 23rd March 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Ability Awareness Day Weds 29th March

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

More Information.

 

Connacht vs Leinster Tickets

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

 

Nominations Close TOMORROW for Student Achievement Awards

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

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

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

 

Marchathon Update

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

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

 

Final Part Time Officer Election Results

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

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

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

 

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.

 

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

Monday April 3rd, 10am – 1:15pm:  Practical Study Tips workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Tuesday April 4th,  10am – 1:15pm:  Exam Anxiety reduction workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Wednesday April 5th, 10am – 1:15pm:  Revision skills workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G010 Library Lobby

Individual mini-sessions with a facilitator on the day will also be available

For more information contact james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

 

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

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

More information in this video.

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

#MondayMassage

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students in The Space. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

Survey: Are You Gaining Practical Skills Through Your College Studies?

Would you like to see Work Placements as part of your studies at NUIG?

Please complete this survey: HERE.

 

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

 

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

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

Global Lounge at NUIG this Saturday 12pm-3pm

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

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

 

NUIG Waxathon 8pm Tues 28th March

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

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • NCT Your Career Plan

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

 

Exam Timetable out Now

More Information

 

Only 1 week left to visit the Academic Writing Centre

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

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here

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

 

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

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

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

 

Help support Childline

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

 

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

Register Here.

 

Don’t Forget!

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

 

SU Weekly Email 26 – 16th March 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY! Postgraduate Officer & Clubs’ Captain

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

Bring ID!
#NUIGSU17

Please Vote for us!

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

Best Pub: Sult NUI Galway

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

Best Retailer: NUI Galway Students’ Union Shop

Vote Here.

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday

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

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

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

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

 

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

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

More information in this video.

 

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.

 

Puppy!

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

 

Exam Timetable out Now

More Information

 

Only 2 weeks left to visit the Academic Writing Centre

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

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

 

Connacht vs Leinster Tickets

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

 

Part Time Officer Election Results

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

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

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

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

 

SU 8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling

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

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

 

NUIG Climate Congress FREE Tickets

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

 

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

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

Ticket link (use code usifriends17)

Get Tickets

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Fulbright Award Info Session

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

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here

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

 

Think Before You Flush Survey

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

 

Invite: The Reality for Travellers – Accommodation Needs in Galway

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

 

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

Stand up for a positive, pro-European, and inclusive image and bring the European spirit so that is visible on the streets in Galway. Pulse of Europe is a non-partisan and independent movement with people from diverse backgrounds who all share positive European values.

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

 

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

Student Rate Tickets €20 available now Ticket Link.

 

Start-Up Funding for Students and Graduates

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

 

NUIG Sports Ball

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

 

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

Contact Us

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

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

 

NUI Galway Climate Congress – Divestment and Sustainable Choices

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NUI Galway Climate Congress – Divestment and Sustainable Choices

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

Join us for NUI Galway’s third annual Climate Congress – sponsored by Trócaire and organized by the CCAFS Society (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security). This year’s theme focuses on efforts towards divestment from fossil fuels and sustainable investment at both local and national levels.

This year’s speakers include:

-Thomas Pringle T.D. Creator of Irelands National Divestment Bill

-Ian Halstead of L&P Investments (Dublin)

-Nuala Haughey of Think-Tank for Action on Social Change

-Cliona Sharkley of Trócaire

There will also be a participatory working group to discuss strategies for overcoming barriers to political engagement in the context of climate change from 14:00-17:00 If you wish to attend this, please select both general admission and workshop tickets below (note that in the interest of time efficiency this working group will be capped at a maximum of 25 participants).

FREE Event

Tickets available at this link

St Patrick’s Day Holiday Arrangements

News & Events

Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday

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

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

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

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

NUI Galway commits to Fossil Fuel Divestment

News & Events

NUI Galway commits to Fossil Fuel Divestment

On Tuesday the 28th of February, students from the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Society of NUI Galway were informed that their campaign had been a success. NUI Galway has officially committed to divest from fossil fuel shares by the end of 2017.

The CCAFS society had submitted a petition of over 1,000 signatures, and a report highlighting the case for divestment of the €3.4 million worth of shares that NUI Galway has invested in companies such as Gazprom and Statoil in late November. This report was welcomed by University President, Dr James Browne, who highlighted divestment of fossil fuel shares is in line with the values held by NUI Galway with regards to sustainability.

Colm Duffy, Auditor of the CCAFS Society, Director of the Fossil Free Campaign and Students’ Union Postgraduate Officer was pleased with the results so far: “It is with no small measure of delight that we announce NUI Galway’s commitment to divestment. We are extremely happy with the result and the support from Dr Browne. We are glad that this campaign has come to a conclusion, and we look forward to assisting NUI Galway in the formation of its Ethical Investment Policy”.

Students’ Union President, Jimmy McGovern, who has worked closely with the CCAFS society, added: “NUI Galway’s decision to completely divest from fossil fuels shows leadership in the right direction. This proposal began through student activism and is a prime example of why we must empower students, the future of our society, by giving them a platform to have influence and input in our University’s developments. NUI Galway has given its students that platform in this instance and we applaud them for that.”

Speaking of the University’s significant commitment to fossil fuel divestment, NUI Galway President Dr James Browne, said: “This is an important development and I am delighted that NUI Galway has taken a leadership position nationally in promoting such an ethical investment policy, including fossil fuel divestment.  I’d like to commend the students involved in CCAFS and the Students’ Union leadership who have highlighted an important global issue that impacts on climate change, social equity and a range of important ethical issues today.   Their actions and advocacy demonstrate their commitment as global citizens who will shape our planet’s future. “

Should you be interested in finding out more about divestment at a local and national level, NUI Galway will be hosting the 3rd annual Climate Congress on Divestment and Sustainable Investment on Tuesday the 21st of March. Details for the Congress can be found below.

Pictured are (left to right): Jimmy McGovern (NUI Galway Students’ Union President); Hazel Wolstenholme (CCAFS); Dr James Browne (NUI Galway President); Colm Duffy Auditor CCAFS & NUIG Students’ Union Postgraduate Officer); Aoife Kervic (CCAFS); & Brendan Hallahan (CCAFS).

 

Event page: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nui-galway-climate-congress-divestment-and-sustainable-choices-tickets-32582584387?aff=escb&utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard#tickets

 

SU Part Time Officer Election Results #NUIGSU17

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

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Cónall Ó Corra Elected

Total Poll 794

Spoils 29

Total Valid Poll 765

Quota 383

Ó Corra 683

RON 82

 

Equality Officer: Clare Austick Elected

First Count:

Total Poll 812

Spoils 24

Total Valid Poll 787
Quota 394

Austick 265

Feeney 158

Hamid 213

Nolan 140

RON 11

RON & Nolan eliminated

 

Second Count:

Equality 2nd count

Non-transferable 81

Austick 295

Feeney 179

Hamid 232

Feeney eliminated.

 

Third Count:

Austick 369

Hamid 284

53 non-transferable

 

Societies Chairperson: Ruth Sweeney Elected

Total Valid Poll 43

Quota 22

Gallagher 7

Sweeney 33

RON 3

 

Matures Students Officer: Eugene O’Flaherty Elected

First count:

Total Poll 787

Spoils 58

Total Valid Poll 729

Quota 365

Cunningham 330

O’ Flaherty 362

RON 37
RON eliminated

 

Second count:

32 Non Transferable

Cunningham 333

O’Flaherty 364

 

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

Total Poll 289

Spoils 4

Total Valid Poll 285

Quota 143

Vaughan 269

RON 16

 

Convenor of the College of Science: Sean Guinan Elected

Total Poll 177

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 175

Quota 88

Guinan 157

Ron 18

 

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

Total Poll 115

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 115

Quota 58

Murphy 112

Ron 3

 

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

Total Poll 95

Spoils 2

Total Valid Poll 93

Quota 47

Darcy-Morkan 83

Ron 10

 

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

Total Poll 100

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 100

Quota 51

MacSuibhne 87

RON 13

SU Weekly Email 25 – 9th March 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY! SU Part Time Officer Elections #NUIGSU17

  • 10am-7pm An Bhialann NUI Galway
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-4pm Engineering Building
  • 10am-8pm On SU Website if you registered for remote vote

Please Note: Polling for the Societies Chair Election will ONLY take place 10am-7pm in An Bhialann and only Society Auditors may vote in this election – one vote per society.

Elect your Part Time Officers today. Don’t forget to bring your NUIG ID! We will be counting the votes tomorrow Friday 10th March from 9.30am in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn follow #NUIGSU17 for Twitter updates.

Postgraduate Officer & Clubs’ Captain Nominations Close 5pm TODAY

Nominations close at 5pm for the last two part time officer positions of Postgraduate Officer and Clubs’ Captain. Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and Website. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU office before 5pm TODAY Thursday 9th March. The election takes place next Thursday 16th of March 11am-4pm in Smokey’s Café. For more information contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Puppy!

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

Exam Timetable out 12pm Wednesday 15th March

More Information

Connacht vs Leinster Tickets

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

NUIG vs GMIT Prom Walk

Join us at 6.30pm Wednesday 15th of March at Claddagh Hall to walk the Prom with GMIT as part of the Marchathon 10,000 step challenge. All welcome even those not taking part in the Marchathon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1223488754436994/

 

Feeling Repealing: Student Lobbying and Political Engagement 101

6pm-8pm Tuesday 14th March in AMB-G065 Training Room 1 (Arts Millennium Building). FREE event.

Registration: Email youth@amnesty.ie before 5pm Friday 10th March

 

New Officers Elected and Referendum Passed

Thanks to everyone who came out and voted last Thursday. The Referendum on Irish reunification was passed and you elected Lorcán President, Megan VP/Welfare and Andrew VP/Education as your Full Time SU Officers for 2017/18. The will join Emily your SU Council Chair and the other part time officers who will be elected today and next Thursday.

 

Vodafone X On Campus Today

Vodafone X is on campus 11am-4pm TODAY Thursday 9th March in Áras na Mac Léinn. Pop down to check out Ireland’s BEST EVER STUDENT OFFER, get some free treats and be in with the chance to win an iPhone – search Vodafone X for more.

 

College Campus Radio Ltd. (operator of Flirt FM 101.3) are seeking nominations for Student Representatives to their Board of Directors for the coming year.

They are looking for current NUI Galway Students that will be in university next academic year 2017-18, that will work well as part of a team, contribute reasoned opinion and accept and support decisions reached by the Board and are able to commit the time and resources to serve on the Board and committees, as requested.

This is YOUR opportunity to become involved with College Campus Radio Ltd, to help shape the organisation’s future.

If you are interested, please email manager@flirtfm.ie for more details

 

Benefit Gig: The Stunning, Tommy Tiernan & My Fellow Sponges

Wednesday 29th of March €15 NUIG Student tickets on sale from the SU Office now.

 

Read Sin Election Special Here

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

 

Attention College of Science Students & Staff

Please complete the short survey below which will take max 1 minute. Those who participate are in with the chance of winning Dough Bros vouchers, Boojum vouchers and Connacht Rugby Tickets! The survey aims to evaluate student interest in setting up free peer lead tutoring groups in departments of science. This free service would provide one on one/small group tutoring taught by older students. All details are given in the survey. Students have until 8pm, Thursday the 16th of March 2017 to complete the survey. Survey Link.

 

Take part in Library Focus Group and get €10 SU Card Credit

The Library are looking for undergraduate students for a user focus group at 3.30pm on Wednesday 15th March for 45 minutes.

If you are available you can Sign Up Here

 

Global Lounge at NUIG

The Global Lounge is a new Saturday event for students to hangout, enjoy some free refreshments, meet new people from around the world and have a chat in a friendly and relaxed environment 11am-3pm in the Hub Áras na Mac Léinn.

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

 

Deadline for ALIVE Certificate from President of NUI Galway – now on your Graduation Diploma Supplement!

We are delighted to invite you to participate with the Presidential Award for Student Volunteering.  A unique celebration at NUI Galway .  Apply for the award in recognition of all your extra-curricular activities. Students may apply online at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie by Tuesday 14th March, 1.00pm with your student id and password.  Compete the online reflective questions and log your hours by the 14th of March. To connect with the Presidential Award organisers please email alive@nuigalway.ie for advice and any questions.

 

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

Give Blood in Galway

5pm-8.30pm Thurs 9th March and 12pm-3.30pm Sun 12th March in The Clybaun Hotel.

5pm-8.30pm Tues 14th, Weds 15th & Thurs 16th March Menlo Park Hotel

www.giveblood.ie

 

SU 8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling

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

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thursday 16th March-Thursday 4th May – COURSE FULL
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thursday 16th March-Thursday 4th May – 4 SPACES LEFT

 

Kickathon Tuesday 21st March

On Tuesday 21st March NUIG Muay Thai Club will be holding a Kickathon to support the kids of the temple of the Golden Horse, in northern Thailand. The monk Khru Bah, ex Muay Thai professional fighter, dedicates his life on helping the people in the surrounding villages and training orphans, caring that they all have enough to eat, a place to stay and a good education towards the Buddhist principles, horse keeping and Muay Thay.

You can support the event on Tuesday 21st March by attending the Bake Sale in Smokey’s Café 9am-4pm or by attending the club demonstration of 1,000 kicks 7.25pm-9.30pm in the Kingfisher. There’ll also be a DJ and other activities at the Kickathon.

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include

  • Phonewatch – Hiring for Summer jobs
  • EY Presentation : Graduate Opportunities

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

 

NUIG Climate Congress FREE Tickets

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

 

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross at 12.15 pm this Friday 10th March and each Friday during Lent in the Chapel of St Columbanus (except Friday 17th March)

 

Contact Us

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

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

 

 

NUIG SU Election & Referendum Result 2017

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#NUIGSU17 Election & Referendum Results

President Election Result: Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh Deemed Elected

1st Round:

FINN, Eoghan 624

GAFFNEY, Niall 421

MORAN, Cillian 48

Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmuid 403

Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,573

RYAN, Cat 353

RON 18

Total: 3,450

Spoils: 10

Total Valid Poll: 3,440

Quota: 1,721

 

2nd Round:

FINN, Eoghan 630

GAFFNEY, Niall 428

Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmuid 408

Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,586

 

3rd Round:

FINN, Eoghan 693

GAFFNEY, Niall 473

Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmuid 474

Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,697

 

4th Round:

FINN, Eoghan 836

Ó CURRAOIN, Diarmaid 570

Ó MAOILEANNAIGH, Lorcán 1,841

 

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

FORDE, Andrew 1,632

MacCHONCARRAIGE, Ciarán 1,495

Total: 3,242

Spoils: 40

Total Valid Poll: 3,202

Quota: 1,602

 

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

1st Round:

MURRAY, Sharon 968

REILLY, Megan 1,650

TIERNEY, Rebecca 537

Total: 3,259

Spoils: 57

Total Valid Poll: 3,202

Quota: 1,602

RON: 47

 

Referendum Result Reunification: The Referendum has passed

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

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

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

Total: 103

Spoils: 1

Total Valid Poll: 102

Quota: 52

McNamara, Emily: 63

Taylor, Michael: 39

RON: 0