The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2018 will help you to plan the best summer ever!
The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018 in Áras na Mac Léinn with talks/presentations taking place 12pm-8pm in The View.
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!
NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair.
ALIVE – The NUI Galway Presidential Award for Volunteering
Amba France /Campus France – The French Embassy in Ireland
Camp Leaders Ireland – Summer Camp and resort jobs in the USA
CCUSA – Summer Camp jobs, working and volunteering opportunities in the USA and worldwide
Interrailing Packages – European Rail and Accommodation Packages
ISIC – The International Student Identity Card
J1 Ireland – Plan your J1 summer
JCI Galway – Junior Chamber International Galway is a voluntary, world-wide, independent, personal development organisation for young professionals and entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 40.
SAYIT – Plan your J1 summer
Partnership International – Global Internships.
USIT – Plan your J1 summer.
VMM International – Volunteering opportunities in Asia & Africa.
FREE Talks Schedule in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Wednesday 24th of January
1pm-2pm SAYIT J1 “SAYIT J1 USA 2018”
2pm-3pm Camp Leaders Ireland “Summer Camps in America for your J1 – everything you need to know with Camp Leaders”
3pm-4pm USIT Ireland “J1 Options: Camp USA, Soccer USA, J1 Classic”
4pm-5pm Partnership International “Global Work & Travel Opportunities”
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: Phelim firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President/Education: Rebecca email@example.com
Vice-President/Welfare: Jimmy firstname.lastname@example.org
Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Laoighseach email@example.com
Equality: Catherine firstname.lastname@example.org
Mature Students: Robert email@example.com
Postgraduates: Cian firstname.lastname@example.org
SU Council Chairperson: Cathal email@example.com
Societies: Patrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubs: Eoin email@example.com
Convenor Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies: Jasmine firstname.lastname@example.org
Convenor Science: Tara email@example.com
Convenor Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences: Aoife firstname.lastname@example.org
Convenor Business & Law: Niall email@example.com
Convenor Engineering & Informatics: David firstname.lastname@example.org
NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ 2015
Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!
Monday 7th September
9am Teaching begins
You Really Should See A Doctor – RTE Medical TV Show filming on Campus
Tuesday 8th September
10am-5pm Clubs Day in the Sports Centre
10am-2pm Bike freebies and advice in An Bialann
Wednesday 9th September
10am-5pm Societies Day in Áras na Mac Léinn
Monday 14th September
8pm Al Porter SU Comedy Gig in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 on sale in the SU and SU Engineering Desk NOW!
Tuesday 15th September
1pm-5pm Volunteering Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
Wednesday 16th September
11am-4pm SU Freshers’ Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
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
The Life Skills Programme run by the Students’ Union offers a chance to further your development outside of the academic world. To book your space call up to the Students’ Union office beside the College Bar with the course fee where applicable.
Courses on offer to students during the 2015/16 academic term include:
- Anti-Racism Training Course
- Basic Sign Language Classes
- Child Protection Training
- Occupational First Aid
- Cardiac First Responder
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Self Defence Course
More info on all the courses is available here.
Competition Time – Win Two Tickets for Al Porter
If you would like to win two tickets to our Al Porter comedy gig on Monday 14th September at 8pm just email email@example.com and tell us the name of the Students’ Union President for 2015/16. Competition closes 1pm Monday 14th September.
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. E-mail your Welfare Officer Jimmy: firstname.lastname@example.org
SU Free Cloakroom reopens Monday 7th September
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.
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 email@example.com. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.
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 Needs You!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is Your Bicycle Safe?
The Security Office, Students’ Union, An Garda Síochána and Transport Ireland are teaming up to promote bike security on campus. Pop along to the Bialann on Tuesday 8 September between 10-2pm for some top tips and goodies. Did you know the most secure place to lock your bike is the new Bicycle Park located beside the Arts/Science Building? Entrances are controlled by Student/Staff ID cards and there are CCTV cameras in place. With room for 300 bicycles, it’s where the smart cyclists park! Together we can cut out bike theft on campus.
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.
You Really Should See a Doctor – For Free!
New RTE medical series, You Should Really See a Doctor will be at NUIG on Monday 7th September. If you would like the chance to be seen by Dr Pixie McKenna or Dr Phil Kieran, you can apply here.
50km Charity Cycle for Diabetes Saturday 26th September
The Diabetes Centre at Galway University Hospital are holding a 50km cycle to raise funds for local charity Diabetes Care West on Saturday 26th of September. Money raised will go to support activities for young people (18-30 years) with diabetes. Registration is €30 and you can register here.
PIETA 100 Charity Cycle
The Pieta House 100 Charity Cycle is taking place on Sunday 27th September in 3 locations around Ireland – Limerick, Cork and Galway.
Each venue will host 2 Routes, a 50k for all our leisure Cyclists and a 100k for the more experienced. If you are interested in taking part and supporting the work of Pieta House pleaseregister today at www.pieta100cycle.com or call 061 484448.
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.
Welcome to your last weekly email of the year from your Students’ Union.
- Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 Undergraduate exams will be released between 10th and 20th June 2014.
Important: No official results will be released for Semester 1 exams for Undergraduates until June 2014.
- Official results for all other Postgraduate courses considered at Summer Exam Boards (Semester 1 and Semester 2 exams) will be released on 27th June 2014.
$13. Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive).
SUSI Grant Applications now OPEN for 2014/15 Academic Year
Facebook competition – Win a Phone
Need a new phone? As it’s the end of the year and everyone is older and wiser we want to hear what piece of advice you would give the 2014/15 First Years who will be starting in September. Our favourite piece of advice wins a Blackberry 9720 Touch Screen Phone thanks to O2 HEAnet Broadband and Campus.iePut your nugget of advice in the comments below the photo on our Facebook Pageand we will pick a winner on Friday!
Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May
We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.
Summer Holiday Arrangements
Please note that the SU Cloakroom and the SU Engineering Desk are closing tomorrow, Friday 9th of May for the summer holidays. They will reopen in September.
The Students’ Union office and outlets will remain open during the summer with reduced hours from the last week of May onwards. The Student Health Unit will still see Undergraduate students until Friday 30th of May. During the summer they will only see Postgraduate students Monday-Friday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm with limited staff numbers. Further summer holiday arrangements can be found on our website.
International Student Identity Cards
Heading away somewhere sunny and exciting this summer? Don’t forget to pick up your ISIC Card from the SU Office. ISIC is your international Student ID card. It offers 126,000 student discounts in 130 countries, is endorsed by the UN and is just €15! ISIC
NUI Galway Students’ Union 50th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7th June 2014
All past and present NUI Galway Students’ Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as the Union turns 50.
The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets are €15 – price includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way.
If you would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event – with photos or words – please contact email@example.comASAP!
Please feel free to bring guests and spread the word!
The 10 Minute Cycle Challenge runs from the 7th – 27th May and we are looking for NUI Galway teams to participate!
Get together with friends and colleagues to form a team of 3-6 people and try to clock up as many trips on a bicycle as possible, each journey must be at least 10 minutes long to count.
To keep the Challenge competitive each team must have a ‘new cyclist’ (someone who hasn’t cycled in the past six months). If a team doesn’t have a new cyclist they can still take part but won’t be eligible for prizes.
To register your team visit www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/cycle-challenge/
Or for additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
May’s Student Health 101 is now available!
So why should you read Student Health 101, the NUI Galway online health and wellness magazine at http://readsh101.com/nuigalway.html ?
First, you can enter the May draw for €700 for checking out the May issue.
Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101:
Stay Focused Anywhere: How to overcome study distractions
What’s Next? Conquering your fear of the future
You Snooze, You Win: How sleep helps you retain memory
Impress Your Interviewer: Tips for tackling tough questions
The Body as a Canvas: Choosing if body art is right for you
Wealthy or Healthy? Which would you rather be? Please share in this week’s poll!
Survey on Female College Students Breast Health Knowledge
My name is Mairead Moynagh and I am a Master’s in Health Promotion Student here in NUI Galway. I am looking for female participants to take part in my questionnaire for my thesis. The questionnaire is called “An investigation into female college students breast health knowledge, attitudes and determinants of screening practices.” It should take no longer than 7 minutes. The study will investigate female students in NUI Galway, attitudes, knowledge and what determines their choice of breast health screening. Survey Link.
The Galway African Film Festival 23rd-25th May FREE Event on Campus
Filmgoers will be able to see some of best of contemporary film from the African continent. Come and see films like ‘Rags and Tatters’ which offers an intriguing perspective on the Egyptian Arab Spring and opportunity to see twilight alleyways of an Egypt rarely seen on film. The award winning ‘Mother of George’ which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival touches on attitude toward and silence around fertility issues. Oscar nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave) can be seen in the powerful Nigerian drama ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ which tells a stories of Olanna and Kainene, glamorous twins and their complicated lives caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war. This wonderful weekend of cinema, now in its 7th year, will be hosted in the heart of the city by the Huston Film School in NUI Galway and is assisted by Galway City Council. For more information on listings and times see www.galwayafricanfilmfestival.org
If you are around Galway for the summer and fancy volunteering with the great festivals taking place here’s information on how to get involved:
Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May
Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.You can also sign up this weekend at their pop-up shop in the Eyre Square Centre.
Dates for your diary 2014/15
Mon 8th Sept
Thurs 16th Oct – Fri 24th Oct
Sat 29th Nov
Mon 1st Dec – Sat 6th Dec
Study Week 1
Mon 8th Dec – Fri 19th Dec
Sat 20th Dec – Sun 11th Jan
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(reduced hours during the summer time)
We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officersare still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected Officerswill take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer.