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SU Weekly Email 22 – 16th February 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU Elections #NUIGSU17

  • Nominations are now open for the SU Council Chairperson close at 5pm this Monday 20th of February. The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 27th of February. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.
  • Nominations are now open for the 3 Full Time Paid SU Officer Positions of President, Vice President/Education Officer and Vice President/Welfare Officer and close at 5pm next Wednesday 22nd of February. The election takes place on Thursday 2nd of March.
  • Nominations open for the 11 Voluntary SU Officer Positions of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students and the 5 College Convenors at 10am on Thursday 23rd of February and close at 5pm on Wednesday 1st of March. The election takes place on Thursday 9th of March.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions there is more information here or contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and the SU Website. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office by the specified deadline.

Election Guide.

Equality Week Events

Tues 21st Feb

All Day: Tompax (time of the month packs): Free pads, tampons, and chocolate across campus.

6pm-8pm: Amnesty Society panel discussion on Repealing the 8th Amendment in IT125.

Weds 22nd Feb

2pm-4pm: Accessibility Audit of the campus with ESN. We’ll be doing a walk around campus to identify things that should be changed; both physically and in terms of facilities, that could improve the campus for Students with Disabilities.

Thurs 23rd Feb

All Day: Tompax (time of the month packs): Free pads, tampons, and chocolate across campus

11am-1pm ICTU Stand at Smokey’s Café

1pm-2pm Do you work?  Do you feel that your rights are infringed? Come to the D’arcy Thompson Theatre! We have a wide range of speakers from Employment Relation representatives who will inform us of our rights.

More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

3 Comedians for €5!

Our last SU Comedy Gig of the year is on at 8pm on Monday 6th of March and features Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern AND Joanne McNally all for €5. Tickets are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk and all proceeds go to the SU charities: RNLI (Galway Lifeboats) and Threshold.

 

Complete the National Student Survey – win an iPad

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! It only takes 8 minutes and it will make a big difference to life at NUI Galway.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduates
  • Taught Postgraduates

Click on www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey before the 26th of February

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have Connacht Rugby NUIG student tickets on sale for the following matches:

  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Connacht vs Zebre €15
  • 19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20

Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)

 

Marchathon 2017 – The 10,000 Step Challenge Weds 1st-Fri 31st of March

Win action cameras, shopping vouchers, travel cups, t-shirts, jumpers and lots more!

How to take part

  1. Free to take part
  2. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  3. Sign up online at www.activetravellogger.ie
  4. a) Team captain choose a team name and set up your team online
  5. b) Then team members sign up online and join this team
  6. Get a step counter – FREE Step Counters available in SU Office or download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), use a fit bit, Ipod or other step tracking device
  7. From the 1st to 31st of March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge reaching 10,000 steps or more by the 31st of March.

For more details www.facebook.com/smartertravelcampus or www.marchathon.ie

 

Irish Language Petition

Please sign the following petition in relation to the Irish Language proficiency for the President of NUIG.

Sign Petition Here.

 

NUIG Vintage Clothes Fair 11am-5pm Thurs 2nd March

We’ll be filling our HUGE VINTAGE SALE, with only the best ON TREND 80s+90s wavy garms at teeny tiny prices! We’ll be stocking; Aztec, Plaid, Cord, Crazy, Pattern, Printed, Cropped, Oversized, Re-worked, USA Vintage, Branded Sportswear, Streetwear, Handmade Jewels, Crystals, Charms, Hats, Pumps, Sweats, Knitwear, 90’s Denim, Suede Bombers, Jackets, Coats, Shirts, Jeans, Dungarees, T’s, Sweaters, Shell, Skirts…. +so much more!

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 20th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC201 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 21st Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 22nd Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 27th Feb 6pm – 9pm IT250 IT Building SU Council

Contact Cathal on su.education@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops at NUI Galway

  • Presentation Skills Workshop, 7pm-9pm Tuesday 21st of February, Room G011 Library Lobby (beside soft seating)
  • ‘Troubled by Procrastination?’ Workshop, 7pm-8.30pm Tuesday 21st of February, Room G065 Psychology ground floor, corridor on right off lobby
  • Transition to Employment, CV and Interview Skills Workshop and How to answer questions relating to disability and mental health in Interviews/CV 1pm-2pm Thurs 23rd of Feb, G010 Library Lobby

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include

  • Personal Statement Workshop
  • Employer in Residence – Aldi
  • Chartered Accountancy Careers Fair (External)

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

 

Read Sin Issue 9 Here

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

 

Give Blood at NUIG TODAY 12pm-3.30pm in Bailey Allen Hall

More Information

 

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference Volunteer with us!

The Annual Undergraduate Research Conference takes place this year on the 4th of April and offers an excellent opportunity for students of all faculties to present their research ideas in an academic yet friendly environment. We are looking for volunteers like you to join our team to help organize and make this inspiring event possible! In appreciation for your efforts, digital badges will be awarded to those who attend, present and organise. A perfect touch on your CV while you grow, explore and learn new research skills.

Sign up as volunteer here or Contact us: nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

 

Cáca Dána Theatre Company Presents Eternal Youth by Niamh Ryan
Thurs 23rd-Sat 25th February, 8.30pm in Town Hall Theatre. Tickets €12/€10. Through their energetic rhythm and visceral relationship , teenagers Ashley and Darren will capture you and draw you into their fantastical reality as they struggle through their transition into adulthood.

 

Galway Swing February Frolic in aid of Croí

Everyone’s welcome to join the Galway Swing February Frolic from 8.30pm this Saturday 18th of February.  It’s their beginner-friendly night of dancing with a  €5 suggested donation, all profits go to Croí.

 

African Caribbean Society – Take Me Out (Valentines Event)

Take Me Out will take place in the Bailey Allen hall (Áras na Mac Léinn) next Thursday the 23rd of February with a great night of food, fun and romance. Doors open at 6:30 pm with some complimentary photographs and the show begins at 7pm SHARP! €5 tickets available from the Socs Box.

Email : acs@socs.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Survey: The Association between alcohol induced falls, related injuries and occupational dysfunction among Irish university students – a cross sectional study 

I am a final year Occupational Therapy student, as part of my final year research I am inviting NUIG students who have experienced a fall or fall-related injury whilst under the influence of alcohol to complete a questionnaire.  Anyone over the age 18 who has experienced a fall whilst under the influence of alcohol is invited to take part. Participation is wholly voluntary. The questionnaire should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3305155/New-Survey

If you have any questions contact: S.rath2@nuigalway.ie

 

The Academic Writing Centre is Open Again
You can drop in to the AWC to get FREE help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Opening hours: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights).

 

NUI Graduates register for your Seanad Éireann Vote by 26th February

More information here.

 

FREE Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

Hardiman Phd scholarships

Closing Date TOMORROW Friday 17th February http://www.nuigalway.ie/hardiman-scholarships/

 

Need Grinds?/Want to Give Grinds?

The SU Grinds Register

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Charity Comedy Gig: Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern & Joanne McNally

News & Events

SU Charity Comedy Gig: 3 Comedians for €5! 

We are delighted to announce that our last comedy gig this year features Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern and Joanne McNally playing the O’Flaherty Theatre at 8pm on Monday 6th of March. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds go to the SU Charities: RNLI (Galway Lifeboats) and Threshold.

Tickets on sale from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and the SU Engineering Desk Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 12pm-3pm.

Credit Card sales on 091 524810.

Fred Cooke

Fred Cooke delivers a unique brand of comedy through his musical prowess and wild crafted physical story telling.

He has work on The Tommy Tiernan Show both on RTÉ and 2fm.

Fred became a regular on the highly successful RTÉ Show, The Fear. He has been seen preparing a choral sceptical surprise at a proposal in the Electric Picnic, embarrassing one of his fans at the Vodafone Comedy Festival, and proposing to an unexpected lady in Dublin City Centre.

His musical sketches are a constant hilarious success with his Republic of Telly Hidden Camera Prank reaching 1,661,213 hits on Youtube.

His collaboration on  Ireland the Musical brought him around every county in Ireland through music and surreal sketches. It now stands at over half a million views.

Fred has frequently been invited to perform at the largest and most successful festivals both here and abroad, including the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tampere Comedy Festival in Finland, London Irish Comedy Festival, Kells Hay Festival, Mayo Summer Festival, The Trim Satire Festival.

He has supported his comedy hero, Ardal O’Hanlon on his massive nationwide tour. He has also performed alongside such high profile acts as Tommy Tiernan, Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Dara O Brian, Ross Noble, Kevin Bridges, Sarah Millican, Jason Byrne, Neil Delamere and Des Bishop.

Fred Cooke has rapidly become a unique stand-up delivering a style of comedy that simply cannot be imitated.

He made his debut on English television with the second series of the BBCShow  Vexed.

Fred has already contributed to a variety of successful Irish TV shows, both as a writer and performer, including RTE’s The Fear, Republic of Telly, The Savage Eye, The Cafe (as The Crazy Chef), Watch Your Language (The Mad Professor), The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty, and The Liffey Laughs.

He has also regularly been the warm-up act for many different television chat shows including The Late Late Show, The Podge and Rodge Show, The Republic of Telly, The Craig Doyle Show.

He is also involved with the writing and production of the musical sell-out comedy: City West Side Story.

 

Kevin McGahern

 

Originally from Cavan, Kevin first began performing stand up in 2009 before joining the popular television series The Hardy Bucks on RTÉ 2 as Simcard. After featuring in a number of sketches on the show, Kevin took over as host of Republic of Telly, initially alongside Bernard O’Shea and Jennifer Maguire before flying solo in 2015.

 

As well as performing in the top Irish comedy clubs, in particular the International Bar in Dublin, he has performed in a number of festivals including Galway Comedy Carnival, Forbidden Fruit and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2013, he toured with his show 2 Grown Men alongside fellow comedian Edwin Sammon.

 

He presented the documentary Kevin McGahern’s Fast & Furious for RTÉ in 2015. His laid back style was praised for his open mindedness and sense of curiosity.

Kevin has featured in the films Flat Lake (2013) and Portrait of a Zombie(2012). He also co-wrote the play The Devil’s Céilí with Philip Doherty, which won Best Play at the All Ireland Drama Festival in 2014.

 

Joanne McNally

 

Joanne McNally, Ireland’s fastest rising comedy star, recently finished a national tour of her show Separated at Birth which she co-wrote with PJ Gallagher and in less than a year in the business, became the new co-host of RTE’s Republic Of Telly and also sold out her first solo stand up show. In 2016, Joanne performed Bite Me at the Dublin Fringe Festival, which was nominated for a number of Fringe Awards including Best Performer.

 

Joanne has numerous TV credits to her name including The Late Late ShowThe Seven O’Clock ShowThe Afternoon ShowTotes 2014Panti Does 2015Ireland AMTwo Tube and The Commute for RTÉ.

 

She is a regular on the airwaves with a weekly agony aunt slot on 2FM’s The Chris and Ciara Show and has also been heard on RTÉ’s Ryan Tubridy Show, Today FM’s Alison Curtis Show, Spin 1038.com’s Spin Talk, 98FM’s Ray Foley Show and 4FM’s Saturday Show.

She regularly performs in comedy clubs around Ireland as well as at many of the major festivals including Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Vodafone Comedy Festival and Body & Soul.

Joanne is also a freelance writer and has written for the Irish Independent’s Insider Magazine, U Mag, BASH Magazine and The Sunday Times.

 

SU Weekly Email 24 25th February 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Vote Tomorrow #GE16

Please make sure that you get out and vote in the General Election tomorrow. Polling stations are open 7am-10pm and you will need to bring ID with you. Your vote is your voice so make it heard!

Part Time SU Officer election nominations are now open!

Nominations are now open for the part time voluntary SU Officer Positions of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality Officer, Societies Chair, Clubs’ Captain, Mature Students Officer and the five College Convenors for 2016/17. Nomination forms can be collected from the SU Office or downloaded from our websitehere

Nominations close at 5pm next Wednesday 2nd of March at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

If you are thinking about running for election have a look at our Election Information Packhere.

#NUIGSU16

Exam Timetables Released 4pm Weds 16th March

Semester 2 (2015/2016)  exams are scheduled for Monday, 25th April to Wednesday, 11th May 2016 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session. More Information.

Charity Comedy Gig: Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke €5

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.

Vote for Us in the Best of Galway Awards!

The Students’ Union has been nominated for a few categories in the Best of Galway Awards. It you have two minutes to spare we would love you to vote for us. You just need to log on to http://www.bestofgalway.com/ and vote for us before midnight on Thursday 24th of March. You can vote for us in the following categories:

  • Best Galway Service Provider
  • Best Galway Retailer
  • Best Galway Pub
  • Best Galway Restaurant/Café

SU Council Chair Election 6pm Monday #NUIGSU16

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 29th of February in IT250. All Class Reps must attend and vote at this meeting.

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

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the Direct Provision System – Vote on Thursday

On Thursday 3rd March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union condemns the Direct Provision System for asylum seekers.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“The Students’ Union condemns the direct provision system which is inhumane and denies asylum seekers their basic rights and calls for its abolition and replacement with a system which respects the human rights of asylum seekers. In line with policy supported by the Migrant Rights Centre and other concerned NGOs”

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use – Vote on Thursday

On Thursday 3rd March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.”

How to Vote in the Elections & Referendums on Thursday 3rd March 

  1. In Person at a Polling Station

Polling Stations will be open on campus from 10:00am to 8:00pm. To vote at a polling station you must present your NUI Galway ID. No other form of ID will suffice.Locations and opening hours of each Polling Station are available on the Students’ Union website.

  1. Remote Vote

Students must register before midnight on Wednesday 2nd March. Once registered students can then cast their vote online during polling hours. To register for Remote Vote, logon to the SU website www.su.nuigalway.ieafter midnight on Sunday 28th of February.

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 10 Spaces Left!

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.

Apply now to be a 2016/17 CÉIM Student Leader – develop new skills, boost your CV and expand your network!
CÉIM is an academic peer support programme initiated by NUI Galway Students’ Union to help 1st years settle in quickly to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, develop new skills and meet new people.

We’re currently looking for the following students to volunteer as CÉIM student leaders:
(1) 1st year Engineering students – apply by Tues, 8 March 2016
(2) 1st year students planning to study the BA in Law in 2nd year – apply by Mon, 29 Feb 2016
(3) 2nd year BA in Law students – apply by Mon, 29 Feb 2016

Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

NUIG Mental Health Week

NUIG’s Psychological Society are proud to announce our Mental Health Week 29th February to 4th March.

With the help of other NUIG societies such as Lotus Soc, Film Soc, GIG Soc and Photography Soc to name but a few we are hosting a lot of really great events and have a number of brilliant speakers and workshops lined up.

Some of the events include:

  • Wooly Wards Pet Farm
  • Gender Based Violence Discussion Panel
  • Presentation from Please Talk followed by a panel discussion ‘Towards a Mentally Healthy Campus’
  • Mental Health Photography Exhibition

These are only a few of our events! To see the full list please visit our Facebook event page:  HERE.

If you have any questions or want to help out please feel free to message our page or drop us an email psychological@socs.nuigalway.ie

NUIG Connacht Tickets On Sale Now for following matches:

  • Connacht vs Ospreys 7.35pm Saturday 27th February 2016 SOLD OUT
  • Connacht vs Leinster 5.15pm Saturday 26th March 2016 €15
  • Connacht vs Munster 7.15pm Saturday 16th April 2016 €15
  • Connacht vs Glasgow 3pm Saturday 7th May 2016 €10

Tickets on sale from the SU Office. Student ID required for entry to matches.

Strictly Scrum Dancing 

As a part of the 100minds project we are organising a Tag Rugby Tournament in order to raise money for ChildLine. Every cent is going directly to the charity and if you can’t make the event there is an after-party in Electric that night and wristbands are on sale in the Students’ Union office for €5. More Information.

Take part in the Galway St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Galway is bidding to become European Capital of Culture 2020 and as part of the bidding process the Galway 2020 Team are now seeking volunteers to be part of their float in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Galway City on Thursday 17th March. As the Galway 2020 Bid is part of the theme of this year’s parade the team want to put together a lively, fun and colourful group who will march at the very front of the parade. Those participating will need to commit 1.5 hours, from 11am to 12.30pm. For more information and to sign up contact Nollaig Mc Guinness at nollaig@galway2020.ie or 087 7489280.

Free Presentation Skills Workshop

Free 2 hour Presentation Skills Workshop 6pm-8pm Tuesday 1st March 1st Room THB GO11 (opposite the entrance gates of the main Library). Learn  in a practical way how to Prepare, Design and Deliver a good presentation. All are welcome. For more information if required: james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Join the NUI Galway Chinese Society for their Chinese New Year Celebration Gala at 6.30pm on Sunday 6th March, in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact chinese@socs.nuigalway.ie

Strictly Come DanSoc Wednesday 9th March

Tickets are on sale now for Strictly Come DanSoc on Wednesday 9th of March and two of the Students’ Union team will be taking part in the event to raise money for the SU Charities. Rebecca our SU Education Officer and Noelle from the College Bar will both be busting moves and throwing shapes so please some along and support the event if you can! More Information.

Vodafone Campus Tour

Vodafone College Campus Tour will be in Áras na Mac Léinn NUIG on Thursday 3rd March from 10:30am-4pm. Try the Grab and Win game on the day where you can win Spotify vouchers, top up vouchers and Power Banks.

The Queen of Ireland Free Screening 2pm TODAY

FREE Screening of The Queen of Ireland (2015) and Q&A with director Conor Horgan 2pm TODAY Thurs 25th February in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway.

A documentary film about how one man in a dress is changing the world.

NUIG Sports Ball Weds 23rd March

Tickets are now on sale for €40 from the Sports Unit for the NUI Galway Sports Ball on Wednesday 23rd of March in the Radisson. More Information.

Need Legal Advice?

Free Legal Advice Clinics every Tuesday evening from 6.30 – 8pm in The Wellness Centre in the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn. All welcome, whatever the issue. 

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

Are you thinking of presenting your own research idea on the 23rd of March? Make sure you submit your abstract by Tuesday the 15th of March. We encourage everyone to present at and also attend our 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference. In both cases please make sure that you are registered on the website. You do not need to present to explore different research skills and indeed learn from students from all disciplines. Come and be inspired, expand your mind and your personal interests.

We are looking forward to knowing more about your projects. Remember, the deadline is Tuesday 15th of March for the abstracts. It’s time to get creative! For any further queries please contact us: nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

Sin Newspaper Issue 9

Read it online here.

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.

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.

 

NUIG SU Charity Comedy Gig – Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke

News & Events

636-SU-Charity-Comedy-PosterNUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Comedy Gig – Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke 8pm Monday 7th of March

The current Heads of State in RTEs Republic of Telly and The Fear: Kevin McGahern and Fred Cooke, have decided to address the nation this March, live from NUI Galway!

Our last NUI Galway Comedy gig of the year is Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke at 8pm on Monday 7th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Tickets on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.

Having carved out a niche for themselves in Irish Comedy circuit, they have agreed to enlighten a nation by answering the big questions facing modern Irish society….why should you never give Jay-z the satisfaction of a sideways glance? Just how sound are Irish guards? Is Fred’s sex life just like his driving situation: he has L plates and has to be accompanied by a fully licensed driver?

Kevin Mc Gahern is best known for his work on RTÉ’s flagship sketch show and for playing Sim Card in massive Irish hit comedy Hardy Bucks, McGahern has also been cutting his teeth on the Irish stand-up circuit, earning the respect of even the most grizzled of professionals.

Fred Cooke is known for his musical work on the Republic of Telly, The Fear, and now his New Reality Bites Show “Operation Transportation (Highway to Kells)”.

Don’t miss their one night collaboration When 2 become 1 in NUI Galway!

“Sharply written, brilliantly performed” – totally Dublin

“Gas bastard” – The Rubberbandits

“I love Fred Cooke. He has the real spirit of the Clown in him” – Tommy Tiernan

“Fred Cooke better make sure I’m headlining” – Kevin Mc Gahern.