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SU Weekly Email 1 – 30th August 2018

Weekly Email

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

 

What is the Students’ Union?

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

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

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

President: Megan su.president@nuigalway.ie

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate Taught: Cameron su.pgtaught@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Research: Jibran su.pgresearch@nuigalway.ie

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

Societies: Brandon su.socs@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Ryan su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

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

Convenor Science: Scott su.science@nuigalway.ie

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

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

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

International Students: Daniel su.international@nuigalway.ie

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

Disability Rights: Muireann su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Lockers On Sale this Monday 3rd September

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

 

FREE SU Diaries

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

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Orientation Week 2018

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

Monday 3rd September

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 4th September

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

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

8pm till late Bingo Loco at Sult

Wednesday 5th September

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

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

8pm till late Bongo Steve at Sult

Thursday 6th September

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

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

8pm till late Daithi at Sult

Friday 7th September

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

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 10th September

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

 

Crisis Campout

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

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 18th September

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

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic

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

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

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

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

 

Your Student Transition Officer

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

More Information.

 

Life Skills Sign Up Open

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

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

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

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

 

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

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

 

Academic Skills Hub

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

 

Student Leap Cards now just €10

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

 

Graduating soon?

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

 

Class Representatives

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

 

Financial Aid Fund opens 10th Sept

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

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

 

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

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

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

 

Sin Needs You!

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

 

Give Blood Next Week

Please Give Blood in the Menlo Park Hotel Galway

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

Summer in Galway 2018

News & Events

What’s on in Galway this Summer:

Galway Theatre Festival Fri 4th – Sat 12th May 2018

Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 12th May 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wednesday 16th May 2018

Gospel Rising Choir Festival Fri 18th – Sun 20th May 2018

Galway Burlesque Festival Fri 18th – Sun 20th May 2018

Galway Early Music Festival Fri 25th – Sun 27th May 2018

Claddagh Traditional Boat Festival Sat 26th – Sun 27th May 2018

Conamara Bog Week Tues 29th May – Mon 4th June 2018

West End Summer Food Festival Thurs 31st May – Mon 4th June 2018

Galway Juggling Convention Fri 1st – Mon 4th June 2018

Fives for Lives Soccer tournament in aid of Pieta House Sat 2nd June 2018

Give Blood in Galway Tues 5th, Weds 6th and Thurs 7th June 2018

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 6th June 2018

Galway African Film Festival Sat 9th & Sun 10th June 2018

Galway Bike Week Sat 9th – Sun 17th June 2018

Street Feast Sunday 10th June 2018

Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 10th June 2018

Galway Simon Community Dip at Dawn 4.55am-6am Thursday 21st June 2018

Seafest Fri 29th June – Sun 1st July 2018

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 4th July 2018

Soapbox Science Galway Sat 7th July 2018

Galway Film Fleadh Tues 10th – Sun 15th July 2018

Galway Fringe Festival Sun 15th – Sun 29th July 2018

Galway International Arts Festival Mon 16th – Sun 29th July 2018

Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 30th July- Sun 5th August 2018

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Weds 1st August 2018

Galway Pride Festival Mon 13th – Sun 19th August 2018

Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Sat 11th August 2018

Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara Sat 11th and Sun 12th August 2018

Galway Heritage Week Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th August 2018

Lots of these festivals and events need volunteers to help out so please give them a shout if you are available to lend a hand!

There are also lots of charitable organisations looking for volunteers to help out. Check the NUIG ALIVE Volunteering website for volunteering opportunities.

If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2018/19. Start your countdown!

 

SU Weekly Email 19 – 25th January 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Notice of Referendum Thursday 1st February 2018

On Thursday 1st of February you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the restructuring of students’ union officer roles. The wording which will appear on the ballot paper requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

“Do you agreed with referendum motion proposed by the Executive Committee of the Students’ Union of the National University of Ireland Galway on 15th January 2018?”

The proposed amendment to the NUI Galway Students’ Union constitution, as proposed by the SU Executive Committee, if passed, will result in the following:

  • The Vice-President / Welfare Officer will become the Vice-President / Welfare and Equality Officer with added responsibilities in the area of equality.
  • The current part-time Equality Officer position will be abolished.
  • The current Postgraduate Officer will be abolished.
  • Five new part-time officer positions will be created:
  1. The International Students Officer
  2. The Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  3. The Disability Rights Officer
  4. The Postgraduate Taught Officer
  5. The Postgraduate Research Officer

Polling will take place on Thursday 1st of February in the following venues and you must present your NUI Galway ID to vote:

  • 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café
  • 11am-6pm in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 10am-6pm via online Remote Vote on the SU Website. You must register in advance for the Remote Vote option by logging on to www.su.nuigalway.ie

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

 

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 3rd Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 3rd February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Domestic Violence Response & AMACH! Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.

 

Mental Health Week Events 2018

Mon 29th Jan

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in the Library Foyer
  • All Day Jigsaw Galway Snapchat takeover!

Tues 30th Jan

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE pop up Yoga in the Library Foyer
  • 11am – 5pm Vintage Clothes Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm – 7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment

Weds 31st Jan

  • 10.30am – 3.30pm Chats For Change USI Roadshow in the Foyer of the Hardiman Research building
  • 5pm – 7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment

Thurs 1st Feb

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in the Library Foyer
  • 10.30am-11.30am Online live Q&A with the Counselling Service

Sat 3rd Feb

  • 11am-5pm Do good, feel good! Volunteer with the SU Charity Collection Day in aid of Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

All week: Help us build a Mental Health Toolkit add your suggestions to the wall in the SU Office or email them to su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

All week: Look out for Snapchat takeovers from the Community Connector, Jigsaw and more!

All week: Look out for Welfare packs from the Welfare Crew!

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Leadership and Elections Evening #NUIGSU18

At 6pm on Wednesday the 31st of January in  IT250 we are hosting an “SU Leadership and Elections Evening”. The event will see Padraic O’Maille , Ireland’s leading motivational speaker address the audience on Leadership and the discipline of success. Lorcán, the SU President, will then give information on the skills he has needed in his roles as a Class Rep, Part Time Officer and SU President. We will provide information on all upcoming election dates and follow up with a Q & A session, where questions can be put to Students’ Union officers about all things elections and leadership! The event will end with a social at Sult from 8pm! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Become a 2018/19 CÉIM peer learning leader

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and meet new people in a relaxed environment. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st year and 2nd year Geography students. Benefits: develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 12 February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

Sin Issue 7

You can read the current issue of Sin Newspaper HERE. Email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com to get involved with the paper.

 

Vintage Clothes Fair Returns This Tuesday

We will have another Vintage Clothes Fair 11am-5pm Tuesday 30th of January in Áras na Mac Léinn. There’ll be loads of 80s+90s Vintage Fashion with the best trend led Street and Sportswear, Big Brands, Reworked and Accessories.

 

Bike Safety Day on Wednesday

NUI Galway Bike Safety Day is this Wednesday 31st of January. Look out for the volunteers giving out freebies to cyclists at campus entrances 8.30am-10am. Call to the SU Stand at Smokey’s 12pm-2pm to get free bike seat covers and free High Vis gear. We will also have bike lights on sale for just €2 each.

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 29th Jan 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 29th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 30th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC214 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Tues 30th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC215 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

For more details contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Need Books?

Check our second-hand bookshop here

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 20 Spaces Left!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

 

Upcoming FREE Courses at NUIG

  1. Mindfulness 7 week Course starts Weds 7th Feb 5pm-6.30pm OR 6.30pm-8pm in MY123, Áras Moyola. Learn skills to address anxiety and stress.
  2. Positive Mind-set & Resilience 4 week Course starts Tues 6th Feb 5:30pm -7pm in Psychology Building 1st floor, Group-room 1064. Explore practical tools for Positive Mind-set and Resilience in a safe, enjoyable and confidential group setting
  3. Managing Your Time & Workload Tues 6th Feb 7pm-8:30pm in GO10 Library Lobby. Gain control and balance of your time and life. Practical tools to work smarter – not harder.
  4. Note Taking & Study Skills Tues 6th Feb 5.30pm-7pm in G011 Library Lobby. Learn practical study skills that make a real difference. Practical note-taking for lectures and study.
  5. Exam Skills & Stress Management Tues 27th Feb 5:30pm–7pm in G010 Library Lobby. How to use past – exam papers. Smart tips and tricks to up your grades. Study/exam stress Management.

More information www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness-spring18

 

2018 Hardiman PhD Scholarships Scheme Application Deadline 5pm Friday 16th February

The Hardiman scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus your fees are paid for the 4 years. These Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise. You will find potential PhD supervisors at Find a Supervisor/ PhD

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

 

SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist Tickets on Sale

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 12th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 from the SU/SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds from the gig will be going to Draíocht NUI Galway. This is part of our SHAG Week events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned!

 

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day Tues 6th Feb in Áras na Mac Léinn

The event will run from 12noon to 3pm, with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. SUSI (Grants Authority) will also be in attendance. There will be over 60 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services. More information and pre-registration is available at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.

 

Me Too Campaign Survey

Survey available for all students to help with a video being made to raise awareness for the #MeToo sexual harassment campaign. The more students that participate the better so please take the time to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YS92Q6Z

 

Free Lunchtime Lecture Series

The NUIG School of Geography & Archaeology is running a FREE Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series every Monday at 1pm in the Town Hall Theatre Galway. All Welcome!

 

FREE Cloakroom Open Today

The SU FREE Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term beside the SU XL Shop.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic every Tues & Weds

The free STI Clinic is in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm. The clinic is by appointment only on a first come, first served basis. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Give Blood in Galway

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 30th January, Wednesday 31st January & Thursday 1st of February or 12pm-3.30pm Sunday 4th February in the Clybaun Hotel Galway.

 

Drugs.ie “Let’s Talk About Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition 2018.  

The Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk about Drugs’ National Media Awards Competition deadline is 9th April 2018. This year, we want students between 18 and 25 years of age to discuss Club Drugs and Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs). Winners in each category will receive a €250 One4All gift card and the overall winner will receive a prize of a €1,000 One4All gift card. More details and examples of previous winners at www.drugs.ie/awards

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets On Sale Now

NUI Galway student tickets now on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk for the following Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 19:35 Fri 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 19:35 Fri 16th Feb vs Zebre €15

 

Life Skills Courses Update

Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524 810 to register by credit card

 

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 during term.

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

Summer in Galway 2017

News & Events

What’s on in Galway this Summer:

Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 6th May 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wednesday 10th May 2017

Gospel Rising Choir Festival Fri 12th – Sun 14th May 2017

Reel Lives Film Festival Weds 17th-Fri 19th May 2017

Galway Early Music Festival Fri 19th – Sun 21st May 2017

Friends of Merlin Woods Biodiversity Week Mon 22nd – Sun 28th May 2017

Claddagh Traditional Boat Festival Weds 24th – Sun 28th May 2017

Forest Days Galway Fri 26th – Sun 4th June 2017

Shantalla Festival Weekend Fri 26th – Sun 28th May 2017

Galway African Film Festival Fri 26th-Sun 28th May 2017

Galway Burlesque Festival Fri 26th – Sun 28th May 2017

Conamara Bog Week Sun 28th May – Mon 5th June 2017

Galway Juggling Convention Fri 2nd – Mon 5th June 2017

Fives for Lives Soccer tournament in aid of Pieta House Sat 3rd June 2017

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 7th June 2017

Galway Bike Week Sat 10th – Sun 18th June 2017

Cong-Galway Sailing Race Saturday 10th June 2017

Street Feast Sunday 11th June 2017

Little Cinema & Galway City of Film 48 Hour Challenge Fri 16th-Sun 18th June 2017

Longest Day Swim Sat 17th June 2017

Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 18th June 2017

Dip in the Nip for Charity Sunday 18th June 2017

Give Blood in Galway 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 27th, 28th & 29th June 2017

Purefit Spinathon in aid of Let’s Get Galway Talking 7pm-9pm Monday 26th June 2017

Seafest Fri 30th June – Sun 2nd July 2017

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 5th July 2017

Galway Film Fleadh Tues 11th – Sun 16th July 2017

Westside Arts Festival Tues 11th – Sat 15th July 2017

Give Blood in Galway 11th, 12th & 13th July 2017

Galway Fringe Festival Sat 15th – Sun 30th July 2017

Soapbox Science Galway Sat 15th July 2017

Galway International Arts Festival Mon 17th – Sun 30th July 2017

Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 31st July- Sun 6th August 2017

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Galway Pride Festival Fri 11th – Sun 20th August 2017

Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Saturday 12th August 2017

Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara Fri 18th – Sun 20th August 2017

Galway Heritage Week Saturday 19th – Sunday 27th August 2017

Lots of these festivals and events need volunteers to help out so please give them a shout if you are available to lend a hand!

There are also lots of charitable organisations looking for volunteers to help out. Check the NUIG ALIVEwebsite for volunteering opportunities.

If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2017/18. Start your countdown!

SU Weekly Email 31 21st of April 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Here’s our top 10 tips for the exams next week

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 NUIG – 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. And your housemates 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.
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. 
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, Rebecca Melvin 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!

#BestOfLuckToYeLads

Vote for us AGAIN! (Pretty Please!)

We are now through to the FINAL of the People’s Choice Award for the Online Marketing in Galway Awards thanks to your votes! So we need you to please vote for us one more time as we are up against some stiff competition and voting has now reopened. It’s one vote per IP address again with no messy registration. Voting deadline 5pm Friday 29th April.

We also made it to the Semi-Final for the Social Media award category. Fingers crossed we scoop something on the night and make ye proud!

http://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/peoples-choice/

We Are Hiring!

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team in the College Bar & Smokey’s Café. Applications close Sunday 24th April. Online application and more information is available here.

Student Health Unit Exam Emergency Hours

The Student Health Unit will have extended opening hours for exam emergencies effective from Monday 25th April 8.30am-5.30pm daily. Closed for Lunch 1-2pm.

Exam Success/De-Stress Programme Mon 18th April-Fri 29th April

FREE Relaxation/De-stressing/Mindfulness

  • 11:00-11:30 Relaxation/De-Stress in The Space (upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)
  • 13:00-13:30 Mindfulness in The Space (upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)
  • 17:00-17:30 Relaxation/De-Stress in The Space (upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)

FREE Physical Activity Programme for Exam Success

  • 09:00-09:35 Virtual Spin in the Kingfisher Ground Floor Studio D
  • 13:00-14:00 Mon & Thurs 5k Walk/Run meet outside Kingfisher
  • 13:00-15:00 Corrib Village Cages available for a kick about
  • 16:00-16:35 Virtual Body Balance in Kingfisher Upstairs Studio C

The Student Counselling Service will also have extra staff for drop in service 14:00-16:00 each day – no appointment necessary.

NUI Galway Alumni Association Writing Competition 2016 – Deadline 5pm TOMORROW

  • Essay Title: University College Galway and the 1916 Rising
  • Closing Date: 5pm Friday 22nd April 2016
  • Submission length and format: 600 words sent via Word Document to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie  
  • Entrants: Open to current NUI Galway students only. Please include your NUIG Student ID number.
  • How to Enter: Via email only to  studentsunion@nuigalway.ie
  • Prize: One prize of €1,000  and the winner will also appear in Cois Coribe magazine and Sin newspaper.

In conjunction with Sin Newspaper, NUI Galway Students’ Union, the Galway University Foundation and the NUI Galway College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies.

Extra Study Space for Summer Exams 2016

Sunday 17th April – Wednesday 11th May 08:00-22:00

Arts/Science Concourse:

Tyndall, O’Flaherty, D’Arcy Thompson, Kirwan, Larmor & Dillon Theatres

Engineering Building:

ENG-G018 & ENG-G047

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 13th May 2016

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 13th May 2016. Any items left in your locker after that will be disposed of.

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

Alive Certs Collection in SU

Alive Certificates are now available for collection from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

NUIG Pre-Departure Training Day

NUI Galway’s FREE Pre-Departure Training Day is on 9am-5pm Wednesday 18th May in Áras Moyola. Includes speakers on safety, security, culture, global development, child protection, health and wellbeing. Contact alive@nuigalway.ie to register.

Give Blood in Galway Next Week

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 26th-Thursday 28th April in the Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland.

NUIG 5k Colour Dash

The Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash is coming back to NUI Galway on Sunday 12th of June. Register online here.

Suffering from Chronic Pain and/or Fatigue?

A new online informal support group for Galway students who are living with chronic pain and/or fatigue to come together has been set up by NUI Galway students. Find out more https://www.facebook.com/groups/780644568729905/

Census 2016 this Sunday

Make sure you fill out your Census 2016 form this Sunday 24th April. Wherever you sleep overnight on Sunday is where you should be included on a census form, whether that’s in your family home, your apartment or even if you stay with a friend.

All details are 100% confidential and provides essential information about Ireland today to help us plan for the future. Your enumerator will call to collect your form next week. www.census.ie

Heading somewhere exotic this summer?

We sell the ISIC Card in the SU Office for €15 and it gives you student discounts in 124 countries! http://www.isiccard.ie/

Free Diabetes Information Evening

FREE Type 1 Diabetes Patient Education Evening, Monday 16th May 6pm in Croí Heart & Stroke Charity in conjunction with Diabetes Ireland and the diabetes team from University Hospital Galway. Please call 091-544310 to reserve your place!

Have an idea for a social or environmental action project?

The Ideas Collective is a part-time programme run by Suas for motivated individuals and groups with an idea for a social or environmental action project. Over the course of 100 days from June-August you will be supported in bringing your idea for change to life. We are looking for applicants who wish to learn about how change happens and who have the desire to create change. If you have ideas for projects, we want to support you to develop and implement these through The Ideas Collective in summer 2016.

For more information see http://www.stand.ie/ideas/ 

Fuelling Ambition Roadshow

Encouraging Female entrepreneurs to maximise their full potential – Wednesday 4th May in The G Hotel Galway. FREE Event REGISTER HERE:

Undergraduate Awards – Application Deadline 31st May

Submit your coursework now and get awarded for your efforts.

http://www.undergraduateawards.com/submission-2/

Darkness Into Light 2016 4.15am Saturday 7th May

Registration is now open http://dil.pieta.ie/ Raising funds for Pieta House

Complete this survey about Facebook for your chance to win an iPad mini 2!

This link below is to a survey about people’s use of Facebook, and their attitudes about products and brands.  The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and your input would be invaluable.  

If you have not already done so, and if you would like to participate, please click on the link and complete the survey to be in with a chance to win an iPad mini 2.  If you wish to be included in the draw, please include your student ID number, and complete the questionnaire in full.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NUIGalway_Facebook2016

For more information about the survey, please contact Dr Elaine Wallace, Marketing Discipline, J. E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway: elaine.wallace@nuigalway.ie

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 22 11th February 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

March at 1pm TODAY

Join us to march from the Aula Maxima NUI Galway to City Hall at 1pm today Thursday 11th February. We are supporting: sustainable transport solutions instead of N6GCTP, social housing policy improvements, and affordable student accommodation.

Will You Shave or Dye this Tuesday?

NUI Galway Shave or Dye will take place on Tuesday 16th of February and we need volunteers to donate their heads to be shaved or dyed on the day. We also need volunteers to help out with the promotion and running of the event. All funds raised on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

If you want to get involved please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Charity Comedy Gig: Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke

Our last NUI Galway Students’ Union comedy gig is Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly, Hardy Bucks) and Fred Cooke (The Fear) at 8pm on Monday 7th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 with all proceeds going to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. Tickets will be on sale soon from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

By-Election of Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics: Vote on Monday

Election Day polling: 11am-3pm Monday 15th February in the foyer of the Engineering Building. Only students of the College of Engineering & Informatics can vote in this election. You must bring College ID to vote. 

Remote Vote: If you won’t be on campus to vote on Monday 15th February you can register for a REMOTE VOTE until midnight Sunday 14th of February. You can then vote online on the SU Website 11am-3pm Monday 15th February. 

Focus Group Participants Required – FREE PIZZA!

Galway is applying to be the 2019 European Youth Capital and we need your help! We want the chance to show Europe how amazing Galway is for young people and in the process make Galway even more amazing for young people. We will be holding one hour focus groups, with free lunch thrown in,  to get your thoughts and opinions on all things Galway. If you wish to take part please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your name, phone number and the group that suits you best to attend:

  • 12pm-1pm Friday 12th February
  • 1pm-2pm Wednesday 17th February
  • 2pm-3pm Thursday 18th February

SU Council Chair Election #NUIGSU16

Nominations will open at 10am on Monday 15th February 2016 for the position of SU Council Chair for 2016/17.

Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 22nd February 2016 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year on Monday 29th of February 2016. 

Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election. More Information.

Give Blood at NUIG next week

12pm-3.30pm Tuesday 16th February, Wednesday 17th February and Thursday 18th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. www.giveblood.ie

Less than 5 minutes could give you a chance to win one of five €50 top ups on your Students’ Union card.

We are carrying out a review of our current food and beverage services on campus to ensure that we are offering the best possible service and value for money to you the students. Completing this short questionnaire is your opportunity to have your voice heard and to make a difference to your experience of student life on campus. The date for completion of all questionnaires is next Wednesday the 17th February.

Click on this link to complete this short questionnaire: https://sunuig.typeform.com/to/zMqWnv

Do Comhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

Sin Newspaper Issue 9

Read it online here.

Complete the National Student Survey – win an iPad Air

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. Make sure you take part and have your say and you could win an iPad Air! It only takes 8 minutes and it will make a big difference to life at NUI Galway. There is one iPad Air to be won each week at NUIG.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduate
  • Taught Postgraduates

Click on www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey before the 21st of February.

Connacht Tickets

€10 NUIG Student Tickets now on sale in the SU & SU Engineering desk for Connacht vs Ospreys 7.35pm Saturday 27th February Main Stand.

NUI Galway Cancer Research & Awareness EveningTONIGHT

There will be a free Cancer Research and Awareness evening 7pm-9pm Thursday 11th February in Áras Moyola. All are welcome. For more information contact nuigalwaycanceraware@gmail.com

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 30 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 5th of March in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Life Skills Courses – Learn CFR next week

  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 18th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

SU Charity Aquathon – Registration Deadline 5pm this Friday! 

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and The Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Second Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

Do you have an interest in research, but you are an undergraduate student? This is your chance to be part of a life-changing experience. Come along this 23rd of March to our 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and meet like-minded people who want to inspire, go the extra mile and consequently contribute to their research field. If you want to attend or present, register on the website.

Also, enthusiastic volunteers are welcome to be part of the organising committee which is a wonderful opportunity to learn life skills and a great addition to your CV as you receive an ALIVE certificate for your participation! Get in touch, you can make the change. To contact us:  nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

Memorial Musical Concert for Eniola Adekeye (BA Connect Children’s Studies) this Sunday 5pm

There will be a memorial musical concert for NUI Galway student Eniola Adekeye (nee Adebisi) at 5pm this Sunday 14th of February in St Nicholas Collegiate Church. All proceeds go to Cope Galway and Mabweni Diocesan Project to build new classrooms for a girls’ Masai Secondary School in Kenya. Performers include: St Nicholas School & Church choirs, Galway Baroque singers, Bel Canto, Cois Cladaigh, Tribal Chamber Choir, Cormac Begley & Gary Hastings.

FREE Presentation Skills Workshop

Free 2 hour Presentation Skills Workshop Wednesday Feb 17th 6 – 8pm Room THB GO11. Contact mailto:james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie or just show up on the night

Take Part in NUIG Sleep Paralysis Survey

The Sleep Paralysis (SP) study is up and running and we’d be grateful if all students could respond! The study is exploring personality and cognitive factors that may influence SP episodes, though you don’t need to have had an SP experience to take part. We’re trying to run the biggest study in this field in Ireland, so if you have half an hour or so, please fill out the survey below. Again, you don’t need to have had SP to take part; all responses will be appreciated. If you’ve any questions you can contact me at R.soper1@nuigalway.ie

Click here to complete survey.

NB. If you’re a 1st or 2nd year psychology student you can get 2 credits for taking part in this study by signing up for it through the Sona website at https://nuigalway.sona-systems.com/default.aspx. Once you complete the survey, credits will be administered in due course.  

KEY Ideas Workshop | Your Vision for Ireland 2016 – 2021 this Saturday

KEY Ideas + Decisions is a voter empowerment initiative designed by young people for the young people of Ireland. 
We want to give young people in Galway-West/South-Mayo a chance to come together and define their priorities for change in Irish society in a specially designed workshop which takes place 11am-4pm this Saturday in G036, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building. More information and registration.

There will be a launch of the initiative in and workshop findings on Saturday evening 7pm-8pm in Monroe’s and all are welcome: https://www.facebook.com/events/802229733240131/

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 23rd February in the Aula Maxima (Lower) See times of classes below:

10:45am – 11:30am – All Students Welcome
12:00pm – 12:45pm – All Students Welcome

13:15pm – 14:00pm Students – All Students Welcome
Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis

Pre-registration required visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mindfulness-classes-relaxation-and-confidence-tickets-20726768322

For further information on NUI Galway Mindful Way visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway

An Evening with Sonia O’ Sullivan

A fun and interactive evening not to be missed with one of Ireland’s greatest athletes. A talk with Sonia will be followed with open Q&A session and photo opportunities. Sonia’s talk will  preceded by expert presentations on Smart Training/Injury Prevention/ Nutrition for younger athletes. This event is being organised by Cradock Performance in conjunction with Connacht Schools Athletics Association as part of the celebrations of 100 years of Irish Schools Athletics. Tickets are €10 for adults/€5 for students and U18s. Tickets can be purchased online here.  

This is a not for profit evening with all proceeds going to Connacht Schools Athletics Association and the development of grass roots athletics in Connacht.

Survey about Irish university students’ attitudes towards job interviews in Ireland

The survey is ONLY for Irish students, for example exchange students cannot unfortunately take part in this. Completing the survey should take about 15 minutes of a respondent’s time, possibly less. These responses are my primary data, so I value and appreciate every single response. All respondents will remain anonymous, I will not ask for any personal information which could help identify anyone.

Complete the Survey.

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 21 4th February 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

NUIG SU Galway West-South Mayo General Election Hustings 6pm TONIGHT

We are hosting a General Election Hustings from 6pm tonight Thursday 4th of February in AM250 the O’Heocha Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building. This is your chance to meet and question the Galway West-South Mayo Candidates about why they are running for election and why they think you should vote for them. There are 10 candidates confirmed to attend tonight and we will be live tweeting the hustings @NUIGSU #MakeASmartVote More Information.

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day This Saturday

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out 3pm -5pm.

NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week 8-12 February

Monday 8th February

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5. NEW SHOW! 

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 9th February

11am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

12pm-3pm Sexual Health Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Wednesday 10th February

1pm-2pm  ‘Pornography; the good, the bad and the ugly’ An interactive workshop, designed to enable participants to think critically about the messages portrayed in pornography in The View, Áras Na Mac Léinn. Lunch will be provided.

5pm-7pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension. 

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed. NUI Galway student ID required. 

Thursday 11th February

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Males) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

6pm-7pm ‘Asking For It’ – Book Club Session. Readings and discussion on the award winning novel ‘Asking For It’ by Louise O’Neill, exploring the complex issue of sexual consent. Attendees are not required to have read the book. Meeting Room 1 Áras na Mac Léinn. Food and refreshments will be provided.

8pm Lit & Deb discussion “Should Sexual Consent be incorporated into the University Curriculum?” Kirwan Theatre 

Friday 12th February

11am-3pm USI SHAG Week stand at Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

All Week: FlirtFM Podcast Series of interviews with NUI Galway students, staff and community agencies discussing sexual consent and supports available to students who may have experienced sexual assault. 

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie and www.nuigalway.ie/safecampus 

By-Election of Convenor of College of Engineering & Informatics – Nominations Close 5pm TOMORROW

We are holding a by-election to fill the recently vacated post of Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics. The term of office for this position will be from 15th February to 30th of June 2016.

Nominations are now open and nomination forms are available from our website here and the SU Office.

Nominations close at 5pm TOMORROW Friday 5th of February. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office by this deadline. Late nominations will not be accepted. 

Election Day polling: 11am-3pm Monday 15th February in the foyer of the Engineering Building. Only students of the College of Engineering & Informatics can vote in this election. You must bring College ID to vote. 

If you are interested in running for election and would like more information please contact Phelim on su.president@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Tickets

€10 NUIG Student Tickets now on sale in the SU & SU Engineering desk for Connacht vs Ospreys 7.35pm Saturday 27th February Main Stand.

Focus Group Participants Required – FREE LUNCH!

Galway is applying to be the 2019 European Youth Capital and we need your help! We want the chance to show Europe how amazing Galway is for young people and in the process make Galway even more amazing for young people. We will be holding one hour focus groups, with free lunch thrown in,  to get your thoughts and opinions on all things Galway. If you wish to take part please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your name, phone number and the group that suits you best to attend:

  • 1pm-2pm Thursday 11th February
  • 12pm-1pm Friday 12th February
  • 1pm-2pm Wednesday 17th February
  • 2pm-3pm Thursday 18th February

SU Council Chair Election #NUIGSU16

Nominations will open at 10am on Monday 15th February 2016 for the position of SU Council Chair for 2016/17.

Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 22nd February 2016 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year on Monday 29th of February 2016. 

Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election. More Information.

Give Blood at NUIG

12pm-3.30pm Tuesday 16th February, Wednesday 17th February and Thursday 18th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. www.giveblood.ie

Will You Shave or Dye this February?

NUI Galway Shave or Dye will take place on Tuesday 16th of February and we need volunteers to donate their heads to be shaved or dyed on the day. We also need volunteers to help out with the promotion and running of the event. All funds raised on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

If you want to get involved please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Are you ready to #MakeASmartVote 

Register to vote for the general elections now! The closing date for the supplemental register is Tuesday February 9th. Galway City Council will have a Garda present in their office to get you on the register in time for the general elections. 

If you have any questions in relation to voter registration please contact Phelim the SU President on su.president@nuigalway.ie 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 35 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 5th of March in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Life Skills Courses – some spaces left

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 5th, Friday 12th and Friday 19th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 18th February
  • 2 Day ASIST Course €1011th & 12th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training now! 

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and The Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

Support the Geec

The Galway energy-efficient car (better known as the Geec) is an eco-car designed and built by engineering students from NUI Galway. You can follow their progress on their new website here: http://thegeec.ie/

NUI Galway Cancer Research & Awareness Evening

There will be a free Cancer Research and Awareness evening 7pm-9pm Thursday 11th February in Áras Moyola. All are welcome. For more information contact nuigalwaycanceraware@gmail.com

NUIG Management Masters Programme Info Evening 6pm Thurs 10th March CA118

Hear from graduates of the MSc International Management, MSc Strategy, Innovation & People Management, MSc Human Resource Management. Hear from Programmed Directors and learn about professional accreditation with CIPD. FREE FOOD! Email Gerry.campbell@nuigalway.ie to register

UnGoogle-able Quiz

The UnGoogle-able Quiz is being held on the Tuesday the 9th of February in the back of the College Bar at 19:30. Teams of four €5 a head, please arrive early to secure a table for your team.

Strength in numbers: Teaming up to improve the health of young adults with type 1 diabetes Thurs 23rd June 10am-4pm NUIG

This innovative meeting will involve key stakeholders from Ireland and around the world involved in young adult diabetes care. The event will be free to attend and will be of interest to people using, delivering and planning young adult diabetes services. Registration will open in March 2016. #T1DSINs2016

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 23rd February in the Aula Maxima (Lower) See times of classes below:

10:45am – 11:30am – All Students Welcome
12:00pm – 12:45pm – All Students Welcome

13:15pm – 14:00pm Students – All Students Welcome
Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis

Pre-Registeration Required Here.

For further information on NUI Galway Mindful Way visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway

Free Anxiety Management Workshops

Learn to manage stress and workload during the college term. This free 4 week group workshop aims to explore tools and techniques to help deal with stress and anxiety during your college year. Facilitated by Aisling Reidy Student Counsellor it starts Wednesday 17th February 2pm-3.30pm in AMBE (Psychology Wing) GO66 Training Room 2. This course is free but please book early as it’s limited to 20 people.

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

Roinn do chuid tuairimí linn.

an 3ú Scéim Teanga de chuid na hOllscoile (2016-2019) á hullmhú faoi Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003.  Is é bunchuspóir an Achta a chinntiú go mbeidh fáil níos mó ar sheirbhísí poiblí d’ardchaighdeán, trí mheán na Gaeilge. 

An bhfuil moltaí agat faoi sheirbhísí Gaeilge in OÉ, Gaillimh?

Má tá, seol do chuid moltaí ar ríomhphost chuig: lisa.nifhlatharta@oegaillimh.ie roimh 12 Feabhra, 2016

Tuilleadh eolais:                www.nuigalway.ie/sceim_na_hollscoile/index_irish.html

                                                www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020

                                                www.coimisineir.ie

Share your thoughts with us!

The University’s Third Language Scheme (2016-2019) will be prepared in accordance with the Official Languages Act, 2003, the primary objective of which is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through the medium of Irish.Do you have suggestions regarding the provision of Irish language services in NUI Galway?

If so, send them via email to: lisa.nifhlatharta@oegaillimh.ie before Friday, 12 February, 2016

More information:          www.nuigalway.ie/sceim_na_hollscoile/index_irish.html

                                                www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020

                                                www.coimisineir.ie

Sin Newspaper Issue 8

Read it Online Here.

Insight 2016 applications now open.

Learn about and tackle poverty, inequality and climate change in Ireland & Tanzania. Closing date for applications 12th February. http://www.developmentperspectives.ie/insight/

Suas Conference – free to attend! Global Citizenship in Higher Education conference on Tuesday 23rd February.

Suas Educational Development, Campus Engage, Kimmage DSC and Comhlámh are organising this event to bring together students, student societies, academics, civic engagement staff, student unions and NGOs and all those who are interested in promoting Global Citizenship in higher education.

Join us to meet a great range of people working in this area, share your ideas and experience and explore possibilities for your campus or your work.

The conference takes place from 9.30 – 4pm on Tuesday 23rd February in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8 (near Heuston Station). A limited number of travel bursaries are available to allow students travelling from outside of Dublin to join us for the event. To apply for a travel bursary please email deirdre@suas.ie Also bursary’s from ALIVE for travel (alive@nuigalway.ie).

You can register for this event through Eventbrite HERE.

Complete the National Student Survey

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. Make sure you take part and have your say.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduate
  • Taught Postgraduates

Log on to www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey.

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 18 14th January 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Give Blood Tonight

Blood supplies are running dangerously low in Ireland. If you can, please donate blood tonight 5pm-8.30pm in the Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Galway. The recent restrictions on female donors have now been lifted. More Information.

Clubs Day TODAY

Make sure to call in to the Sports Centre today 10am-5pm to see what the many sports clubs on campus have to offer you this semester. You can also join Sports Clubs at any time during the year online HERE.

Michael Bugler Memorial Mass

The lunchtime Mass at 1.10pm on Tuesday, 19th January in the Chapel of St. Columbanus, NUI Galway will be offered for 2BCL student, Michael Bugler, R.I.P. and for his family and friends. Refreshments will be provided afterwards. All are welcome. A Book of Condolence is open at the Chapel this week if you wish to sign it.

At this time of bereavement and loss, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff or to contact the Student Support Services available on campus here.

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Weds 27th January

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2016 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 27th January 2016 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! 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 18th Jan

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 19th Jan

6pm – 7pm

O’Flaherty Theatre

Arts Concourse

Arts Council

Weds 20th Jan

5pm-6pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Weds 20th Jan

6pm – 7pm

ENG2001 Lecture Room 1

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 21st Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC204

Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council

For any queries please contact Rebecca on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 7

Read Issue 7 of Sin Newspaper.  

NUIG Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale now in the SU

  • Connacht vs Enisei-STM 3pm Saturday 23rd January 2016 €15
  • Connacht vs Scarlets 3pm Saturday 30th January 2016 €10

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

1 Day Bar Skills Course

2 Day ASIST Course

8 Week Yoga Course(Beginners Course FULL – Space available Intermediate only)

10 Week Sign Language Course

Sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card

Nominations open for election of a Postgraduate Student to Údarás na hOllscoile NUI Galway

Nomination are to be received in writing ( Gearóid Ó Conluain in Room A131, Quadrangle) by 12.00 noon on Friday, January 22, 2016. Each nomination must be on a Nomination Paper signed by two postgraduate students and also signed by the candidate. The names of the candidates will be notified to voters as soon as possible thereafter.

Election Procedure: The election will be conducted by ballot, if necessary, of the postgraduate students on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in the Concourse from 10.00 to 21.00.

More Information.  

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 6th of February.

Smoke-Free Zones

NUI Galway is now a partially smoke-free campus – with two smoke-free zones in the north and south campus.
To see why we’re going smoke-free click on the video here. 

More information.

#MakeASmartVote General Election Hustings 7pm Tues 26th January

This event is open to everyone who wishes to #MakeASmartVote in the upcoming General Elections. The hustings will be hosted by the USI at 7pm Tuesday 26th January in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, NUI Galway.
Each political party has been invited to send a representative to represent their party’s views on the defining issues facing students.Students and youth organisations will be able to submit questions in advance or via social media on #MakeASmartVote and candidates will be announced as they are confirmed!

More Information.

EIPIC Free Screening

Cuirfidh TG4 & UCÉ fáilte romhat chuig taispeántas ar shraith nua teilifíse EIPIC.
TG4 & BAI invite you to a preview of the brand new drama series EIPIC. Refreshments will be served. 
The free viewing takes place at 7pm on Thursday 21st of January in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway.

Election Countdown

Nominations open in 31 days for the NUI Galway Students’ Union Officer Elections! If you are interested in running for one of the 15 SU Officer positions please give us a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie or see our website for more information. 

#NUIGSU16

Free Once-Off Academic  Workshops to Enhance Exam Performance

$1·         Time Management 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 26th of January                       

$1·         Study Skills 6.30pm-7.30pm Wednesday 3rd February                                     

$1·         Presentation Skills 6pm-8pm Wednesday 17th February

Further information and booking email james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

Provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

Morning Galwayville – the Cube, Áras Na Mac Léinn NUIG  Wednesday January 27th  6:30am – 10am– MC Hector Ó hEochagáin

There is a global awareness of the mental and physical health benefits in early morning dancing. Events are being held all over the world where people get up early and dance before work and its becoming an extremely popular and common event in big cities. Dancing is a way to exercise, connect to your deepest self, to feel free, to let go of pent up energy and one of the best ways to start a day. We are organising this morning session for those of you who would like to “dance your way into the day” full of health and vitality. It is obviously a sober event and there will be yoga, massage, healthy snacks and drinks and all kinds of wonderful things there. The event starts at 6:30am – 10am. Costs are €3 for students and €10 for others. Includes DJ Will Softly, herbal teas/healthy snacks from The Secret Garden Café and free Yoga with Paul Hardiman at 7am and 8:30am – one energetic class and one deep slow stretchy class

NUI Galway Campus Online Forum

The Computer Society Online Forum Working Group are looking at setting up an online forum for the NUI Galway Campus to facilitate discussion, voting and debating, thus improving communication. Please fill out this survey to aid in our research.

http://goo.gl/forms/YT1Cghj4lV

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 19th January in the Aula Maxima (Upper)

Class Title: Relaxation and Confidence

See times of sessions below:

10:45am – 11:30am – Students – All welcome
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Students – All welcome

13:15pm – 14:00pm Students – All welcome
Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis

Pre-registration required visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/january-mindfulness-classes-relaxation-and-confidence-tickets-20726768322

For further information on NUI Galway Mindful Way visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway

Student presenters wanted for the national “Student Talks” conference on March 9th 2016 in UCD, Dublin.

Student Talks is an exciting new national conference series designed for students (think Ted Talks but for Students).

The conference is a half day long, with Student Presenters, Expert Speakers and Networking breaks scheduled throughout.

Student presenters each give a six minute presentation on their chosen subject. The Student Talks conference is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and it’s free to attend. We’ll be arranging buses to get you there too so register now!

Benefits of presenting:

  • Great experience and opportunity to present your work at a national conference
  • Improve your CV, and career profile
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded people.
  • You could win overall Student Talks Presenter Award and prize bundle

If you would like to PRESENT, ATTEND or VOLUNTEER at the Student Talks conference check out studenttalks.ie for all the details.

NUIG Postgrad Open Day 12pm-4pm Weds 3rd Feb

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 3rd February in Áras na Mac Léinn 12pm-4pm. Presentations taking place during the day will cover such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 80 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services.

You can pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.

Reclaim 1916 Poetry Competition

Closing date for entries 29th February. First Prize €1,000. More Information.  

RTÉ are recruiting 1916 Ambassadors

RTÉ are recruiting 1916 ambassadors for their event, “RTÉ Reflecting the Rising” which will take place in 75 indoor and outdoor venues around Dublin on Easter Monday 28th March between 11am and 6pm.

This will form part of the government’s official centenary programme with locations including St. Stephen’s Green, the Gaiety Theatre, the Mansion House, Trinity College, Liberty Hall, the Four Courts, Smithfield Square and Collins Barracks. If you are interested in taking on one of the volunteer roles on the day, please email your name and phone number and your preferred role (1916 Ambassador/Walking Tour Host) to 1916@RTE.ie  

Call for Submissions!  

The Lamp is looking for submissions for its 2016 issue (Volume 6)!

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at thelampeditor@gmail.com.  The extended deadline is January 31st, 2016http://www.sgps.ca/thelamp/

Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards Competition Closing Date 28th of January

This annual drugs education competition aims to help young people explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, young people are asked to create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article; or a poster on one of the following themes: (a) The hidden harm of alcohol use; (b) The effects of drug use. More information about the competition can be found at www.drugs.ie/awards  

What will you do in 2016?

Learn Sign Language

SU Life Skills 10 Week Course starts 19th January

Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 27th January

Raise money for charity

SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 6th February for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & Irish Cancer Society

Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 18th February

Get Fit

SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 23rd February 750m swim/5km run

Learn to save lives

SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST

Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 27th February

Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

ASIST Course now enrolling

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day skills building workshop in suicide first-aid. Ireland ranks 5th in the EU for rates of suicide with almost 500 people dying by suicide every year. Suicide first aid helps meet some of the challenges in reducing suicidal behaviour. It could help save a life. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living.

The 2 day course will take place 9am-5pm Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February in Áras na Mac Léinn and you must attend both days.

The course is free but there is a €10 deposit required to reserve your place. Spaces are limited – sign up now in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.

Learn Sign Language in 2016
Registration is now open for our 10 Week Basic Sign Language courses in 2016. The course cost is €40 (usual price €75) and you can pay in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card.

Course options are: 
• 12pm-1pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)
• 1pm-2pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)

• 6pm-7pm Wednesday (20th January-23rd March)
• 6pm-7pm Thursday (21st January-7th April)

SU Life Skills Yoga Now Enrolling

The next SU 8 week Ashtanga yoga course is on Thursday 21st January – Thursday 10th March 2016.

The course cost is €40 for 8 weeks and you can pay the course fee in the SU Office now Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. To pay by credit card please phone 091 524810.

  •  6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers – COURSE FULL
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 17 7th January 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome Back! We hope you had a good Christmas break and are all ready for 2016.

What will you do in 2016?

Learn Sign Language

SU Life Skills 10 Week Course starts 19th January

Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 27th January

Raise money for charity

SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 6th February for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & Irish Cancer Society

Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 18th February

Get Fit

SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 23rd February 750m swim/5km run

Learn to save lives

SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST

Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 27th February

Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

Want to do something amazing this month? 
Give Blood in Galway at the following clinics:

$1·         The Clybaun Hotel17:00-20:30 Thursday 7th January

$1·         Menlo Park Hotel17:00-20:30 Tuesday 12th January, Wednesday 13th January & Thursday 14th January

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

1 Day Bar Skills Course

2 Day ASIST Course

8 Week Yoga Course(Beginners Course FULL – Space available Intermediate only)

10 Week Sign Language Course

Sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card

Clubs Day

If you missed out on joining a sports club in 2015 you have a second chance to get involved at Clubs Day 10am-5pm Thursday 14th January in the Sports Centre.

Socs Day & Volunteering Fair

If you want to get involved in any of the societies on campus or want to start volunteering make sure you go to the Societies day and Volunteering Fair 10am-5pm Wednesday 13th January in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Advisory Session for applicants to the IRC Postgraduate Scholarship Schemes

5pm Wednesday, 13th January in Lecture Theatre (243), Áras Moyola (Nursing Building). Dr Lucy Byrnes (Dean of Graduate Studies), together with the Research Office, will host an advisory session on preparing a successful application. This is a good opportunity for applicants to seek guidance on their application and to have any questions answered.  Supervisors are also encouraged to attend.

CampusCreate

CampusCreate, a space and practice, aims to encourage creative thinking across the NUI Galway campus in a fun and playful way. It’s a place for you to flex your creative muscles, and undertake weekly inspiring challenges, and to share these across the campus community. During the 12 weeks of semester two, ‘Creative Challenges’ will be posted via TwitterFacebook, and websiteEach week has a different theme and ‘Daily Prompts’ will support the challenge. Interpret the ‘Creative Challenge’ in whatever way you like with creations of video, drawing, writing, audio, photography, mash-ups, remixes, etc. More details on our website campuscreate.eu where you can register for news & updates. 

Semester 2: Ball Season!

  • Wednesday 27th January Commerce Ball
  • Wednesday 3rd February Engineering Ball
  • Tuesday 9th February Law Ball
  • Wednesday 10th February Arts Ball 
  • Thursday 3rd March Postgrad Ball

ASIST Course now enrolling

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day skills building workshop in suicide first-aid. Ireland ranks 5th in the EU for rates of suicide with almost 500 people dying by suicide every year. Suicide first aid helps meet some of the challenges in reducing suicidal behaviour. It could help save a life. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living.

The 2 day course will take place 9am-5pm Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February in Áras na Mac Léinn and you must attend both days.

The course is free but there is a €10 deposit required to reserve your place. Spaces are limited – sign up now in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.

Learn Sign Language in 2016
Registration is now open for our 10 Week Basic Sign Language courses in 2016. The course cost is €40 (usual price €75) and you can pay in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card.

Course options are: 
• 12pm-1pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)
• 1pm-2pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March) – Just 3 Spaces Left
• 6pm-7pm Wednesday (20th January-23rd March)
• 6pm-7pm Thursday (21st January-7th April)

SU Life Skills Yoga Now Enrolling

The next SU 8 week Ashtanga yoga course is on Thursday 21st January – Thursday 10th March 2016.

The course cost is €40 for 8 weeks and you can pay the course fee in the SU Office now Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. To pay by credit card please phone 091 524810.

  •  6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers – COURSE FULL
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate 

Free Anxiety Management Workshops

Learn to manage stress and workload during the college term. This free 4 week group workshop aims to explore tools and techniques to help deal with stress and anxiety during your college year. Facilitated by Aisling Reidy Student Counsellor it starts Wednesday 20th January 2pm-3.30pm in AMBE (Psychology Wing) GO66 Training Room 2. This course is free but please book early as it’s limited to 20 people.

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

Free Assertiveness Workshops

This free 4 week group workshop aims to explore tools and techniques to help increase assertiveness in your social and college life. Facilitated by Aisling Reidy Student Counsellor it starts Wednesday 27th January 4pm-5.30pm in AMBE (Psychology Wing) GO66 Training Room 2. This course is free but please book early as it’s limited to 20 people.

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 3 17th September 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Accommodation Problems Survey

Please help us try to solve your accommodation issues by taking 1 minute to fill out this survey

Be Aware: Student Houses Targeted by Burglars.

There has recently been a number of reported burglaries to students’ houses near NUI Galway. If you come home to find that your house has been robbed, do not enter the property. Call to a neighbour’s house and ring 999/112. Explain what has happened and wait for the Gardaí to arrive. We urge you to protect your property as much as possible.

When you are not at home:

  • Lock the front and back doors
  • Close all windows
  • Leave some lights on in the house, upstairs and downstairs
  • If possible, lock all bedroom doors
  • Do not leave cash in the property
  • Do not leave bikes unlocked outside the property
  • And very importantly, if you have a house alarm – USE IT.

Also, it is advised by the Gardaí to take note of all serial numbers on laptops and other valuable devices. Save your important files and college work on an additional device, and take photos of the valuable items you own (including bikes).Following the above will make your home less of a target.

You can speak to your Students’ Union Welfare Officer, Jimmy McGovern for more information su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Rugby Tickets €10

We now have NUI Galway student €10 tickets on sale for the Main Stand for the next Connacht Rugby home match against Cardiff Blues at 5pm on Saturday 3rd October.

Learn Sign Language in just 10 weeks for only €40! 
SU sign language courses start next week and are filling up fast:

Tuesday 12pm-1pm (6 spaces left)
Tuesday 1pm-2pm (7 spaces left)
Wednesday 6pm-7pm (2 spaces left)
or 
Thursday 6pm-7pm (5 spaces left)

Register and pay now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

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 Rebecca 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.

SU Card

Have you picked up your FREE SU Loyalty card yet? It magically transforms points into free teas/coffees, College Bar dinners and cash! You can pick one up from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or the SU Engineering Desk Monday-Friday 11am-3pm.

Lockers – Just 316 Left!

Please note that lockers are now available. You need to register online first at www.su.nuigalway.ie and your locker will be reserved for a 3 day period during which you can call up to the SU to collect your key and pay for same.

Please note that keys for lockers in Áras Moyola and the Engineering Building can only be collected at the SU Engineering Desk in the Engineering Building foyer Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

Sin Issue 1 Read it Online HERE

The Sin newspaper editor Jessica 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.ie or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes for international students
EAP classes provide support with academic writing and referencing. The classes are free for full degree registered students and will start on Wed 23rd September 2015 for 8 weeks.

Classes will take place from 16:00 to 18:00 in AM107 and from 18:00 to 20:00 in AM110

All interested students need to fill out this link in order to register. 

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Talk on the BDS Campaign on Monday

On Monday 21 September in AC202 on the NUI Galway Concourse at 7pm, Riya Hassan of the Palestinian BDS National Committee will give a talk hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Society on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid. More Information.

College Campus Radio FlirtFM turns 20 with a series of special events running 25th -26th September

On Friday 25th there’s a meet-up in NUI Galway College Bar at 19:00, and later a silent disco in the Roisín Dubh, with Flirt FM DJs.

On Saturday the 26th make a name badge in Áras na Mac Léinn from 12 midday, then enjoy a free lunch at 12:30. There will be a live radio show on Flirt FM 101.3 from 13:00 – 17:00 where current and ex volunteers and staff chat about their time at the station. At the same time, former Flirt FM presenters will be talking about what the station meant to them in their career paths upstairs in The View, then there’s a launch reception at 17:00 for a documentary on the history of the station. There’s also an Eventbrite ticketed dinner at The Salthill Hotel.

These events are open to past & current volunteers, NUI Galway students, listeners and friends, and you can find out more at http://www.flirtfm.ie/articles/2015/8/flirt-turns-20/

Flirt FM 101.3 is Galway City’s award winning Student, Community & Alternative Station, based in NUI Galway since September 1995. With two paid staff, the station is home to up to 150 volunteers annually and up to 800 studio guests each year.

Give Blood in September

Please Give Blood in The Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th September 5pm-8.30pm and Sunday 27th September 12pm-3.30pm.

Galway Culture Night this Friday

There are loads of FREE events on this Friday 18th September for Galway Culture Night. Plan your free evening of entertainment here: http://galwayculturenight.com/

ComputerDISC: Opening Thursday September 24th 2015

ComputerDISC (Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre) is a free resource for all NUIG students that are enrolled in computer programming or software development courses. The purpose of the centre is to provide support to students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels. It is designed to complement the lectures, tutorials, labs and other supports that are available to students. ComputerDISC is located in room 205 on the first floor of the Information Technology building. Students can drop in at any time during the opening hours as no appointments are necessary. Further information can be found on www.computerdisc.it.nuigalway.ie

FREE Meet and Train Sessions for the NUIG 8k

Free meet and train sessions every Monday & Wednesday at 1pm & 6pm for those preparing for the NUIG 8k on 10th October. 2k or 4k options and all levels of fitness welcome. Both runners and walkers accommodated. Contact Kingfisher reception for details on 091 540300.  The NUI Galway Kingfisher 8k walk/run/crawl in aid of Jigsaw will take place on Saturday 10th October at 10am. Early bird entry fee is just €20 and all funds raised will support mental health services for young people in Galway.

Register Now.

Join the NUIG Bioblitz Team

NUI Galway won the Intervarsity Bioblitz last year & now it is time to defend our title! Running over 24 hours from 5pm on the 24th to 5pm on the 25th Sept, we are looking for people to help survey and identify as many species as possible on campus. We also need help with organisation, so all assistance is welcome! If you would like to participate in this unique event please email greencampus@nuigalway.ie

Synapse Wednesday 23rd September

Synapse //a Tech Carnival, is a student organised, free one day interactive technology showcase by top companies in the Bailey Allen hall on Wednesday the 23rd of September. We have talks, discussion panels, give-a-ways, prizes and stalls from Microsoft, Google, Ericsson and many more, for full line up and free tickets go to synapsegalway.com and tweet #synapse15.

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand 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 secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or selling http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/bookstore/

Life Skills 2015 – now enrolling

Courses on offer to students during the 2015/16 academic term include:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course
  • Basic Sign Language Classes – START NEXT WEEK!
  • Child Protection Training
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Cardiac First Responder
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Self Defence Course – NEXT WEEK!
  • Irish – START NEXT WEEK!

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Suas Global Issues Course now Enrolling

The Suas Global Issues course is a seven week evening course designed to give students an opportunity to develop a knowledge of specific development issues. It goes on for two hours, once per week, looking at one issue per lecture and costs €25. However, is not so much of a lecture – it’s more so an interactive session of engaging discussion with students of various disciplines. No prior knowledge is needed at all, so it would suit any student that has even the slightest interest in global issues. 

This is the link to more information and registration: http://www.suas.ie/take-course

Student Leap Cards & ISIC Cards

The shiny new Student Leap Cards and ISIC Cards are available now from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. All you need to do is bring yourself, your new college ID, €15 and a smile for the photo we will take of you. These are valid until the 31st of December 2016.

Interested in making a difference? Want to get involved in something fun? Want to be part of something bigger?

Volunteer with your students Union to get involved in lots of fun activities this year including our charity fundraisers. E-mail your Welfare Officer Jimmy: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

SU Free Cloakroom

The SU Cloakroom is situated beside the SU Shop near the Bialann. The Cloakroom is FREE and is open Monday to Friday 9am – 6.30pm. Please note that we cannot accept laptops and items must be removed at the end of each day.

Contact Us

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

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

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