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SU Weekly Email 4 – 20th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Kevin McGahern & Alison Spittle This Mon 24th Sept €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents comedians Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm this 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).

 

SU Elections Update – How To Vote on Thursday

We will be holding our Elections next Thursday 27th of September 10am-6pm to elect the new SU Vice President/Education Officer and the first SU Ethnic Minorities Officer. You will be able to vote in Smokey’s Café and Áras na Mac Léinn just remember to bring your NUIG ID with you to vote.

If you won’t be on campus to vote on Thursday please register before midnight on Wednesday 26th of September for a Remote Vote via the Students’ Union website. Once you are registered you can then log on to the SU Website 10am-6pm Thursday 27th of September to vote.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Scarlets match NUIG-Scarlets-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.

 

MMA For Self Defence €5

We have joined with Shaolin MMA to offer a two hour Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence Course for just €5! Sign up in the SU now as spaces are limited. The course takes place 6pm-7pm next Tues 25th Sept and Tues 2nd Oct.

 

Camp Leaders at NUIG 6pm Today

Come join Camp Leaders in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn at 6pm TONIGHT Thursday 20th September to find out all about your J1 opportunities and how to get to America to have the summer of a lifetime!

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications are OPEN

The Financial Aid Fund is a scheme aimed at disadvantaged students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their studies. Applications close at 12noon on Monday 1st of October. Apply online HERE. Please email financialaid@nuigalway.ie with any queries.

 

Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

 

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 on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie . Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

 

Bus To March For Choice

We are organising a bus to the National March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday 29th of September. Return bus tickets are €2 and are available from the SU Office. NUIG student ID required. Bus leaves The Quad NUIG at 9.30am and returns from St Stephen’s Green at 5pm sharp.  For more information contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Commuter Challenge 2018: Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now activetravellogger.ie

  • From Monday 1st October to Sunday 11th November we are challenging staff and students to ‘Reboot Their Commute’. Choose from walking, running, cycling, public transport or carpooling, or mix it up throughout the challenge.
  • Get Active & Win – Additional prizes each week for clocking up steps or KMs cycled.
  • Refer a friend and be in with a chance of winning a €50 shopping voucher & goodie pack. Enter Here.

 

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.

 

Comedy Tickets Winner

Congratulations to Ryan Conaty who has won two tickets to our Comedy Gig on Monday by correctly naming the SU President as Megan Reilly.

 

Swimming Lessons Update

There are still some spaces left in the Swimming Clubs Learn To Swim course. Email swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie straight away to get a place.

 

Synapse A Tech Carnival

The Synapse Tech Carnival is taking place today in the Bailey Allen Hall 11am-4pm.

 

Vintage Clothes Fair

Our Vintage Clothes Fair is back on Tuesday 9th of October in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Do you think the Leaving Cert needs to change?

You can help us to tell the Minister for Education that reform is needed and be a part of making change for future Leaving Cert students. Please take a few minutes to fill in this quick survey: HERE.

The survey will be included in a national report that teachers and students will present to Minister Richard Bruton!

 

Sustainability Showcase

NUI Galway are hosting a sustainability showcase event in the O’Donoghue Theatre on Wednesday September 26th called Our Sustainability Journey.  The event will share sustainability related research taking place on the NUI Galway campus in a relevant and accessible way and demonstrate the relevance of sustainability in everyday living.  This is a free event but booking is essential so please book your ticket here

 

Porn as Sex Education Survey

Students aged 18+ are invited to take part in our anonymous online questionnaire about pornography. If you agree to participate you will be asked questions about what you have learned about sex from pornography, how you feel about your body and your sexual satisfaction. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. Please click on the link to go to the survey! Survey Link.

 

University Breastfeeding Meeting

Please join us at AC203 12pm-2pm on the third Wednesday of every month for:

  • Cuppa, biscuits and chat
  • Information on breastfeeding
  • Mother-to-mother support

All mothers, babies and toddlers, expectant women, grandmothers, and female supporters are most welcome. Contact anne.fallon@nuigalway.ie

 

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Classes

Free English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes available to all full-time international students at NUI Galway

To register please email englishlanguage@nuigalway.ie

Start Date: Wednesday 26th of September

4pm-6pm CA116A Cairnes Building

6pm-8pm CA117 Cairnes Building

 

Call for Submissions

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 deadline is December 14th, 2018. To learn more about The Lamp, visit www.thelampjournal.com

 

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.

SU Weekly Email 3 – 13th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Notice of By-Election: Vice President / Education Officer

Nominations will open to fill the vacant paid position of SU Vice President/Education Officer at 10am TODAY – nomination forms will be available from the SU Office and Website. Nominations will close at 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September 2018 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September 2018. For more information contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Nominations also open at 10am today for the voluntary position of SU Ethnic Minorities Officer.

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.

Win FREE Comedy Tickets!

Win a pair of tickets to see Kevin McGahern and Alison Spittle on Monday 24th of September. To enter just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie and tell us the name of your Students’ Union President. We will announce the winner in the SU Weekly Email next week.

Cloakroom Back Open Today

The FREE SU Cloakroom is back open today in the Library basement near the SU XL Shop. This free service is open 9am-6pm every Thursday and Friday during term so make sure you use it!

Sin Issue 1

You can read the first issue of Sin newspaper online HERE. The Sin newspaper editor Áine is still looking for volunteers so if you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message her via the Sin Facebook page here. Follow Sin on Twitter – their new account is here!

Some Important Deadlines

  • Mon 17th Sept: Online Registration closing for Undergraduates & Postgraduate Taught Students
  • Mon 24th Sept: Module Registration Closing for Undergraduates & Postgraduate Taught Students
  • Fri 28th Sept:       Online Registration closing for Postgraduate Research Students
  • Sun 30th Sept:    Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct:   Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge
  • Weds 31st Oct:   Module Registration closing for Postgraduate Research Students

Fees Information

Registration Information

Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tues 25th Sept!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm COURSE FULL
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm COURSE FULL
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm 1 Space Left

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

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!

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 on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie . Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

Are you registered to vote?

Call to the SU Office to get yourself registered to vote in the upcoming Irish Presidential Election.

Need Help with Programming?

ComputerDISC is a FREE Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming/software development courses. The DISC is a free service that supports all students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels in NUI Galway.

Smart Life Programme FREE Courses Now Booking HERE

  1. FREE 7 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course
  • Starts Tues 25th Sept 4.30pm-6.30pm or 6pm-7.30pm MY127 Áras Moyola
  • Learn skills to address anxiety and stress
  • Have better focus and concentration for study
  • Promotes a better relationship with yourself and others
  1. FREE Managing Your Time and Workload Course
  • 7pm-8.30pm Weds 26th Sept Library Lobby, 1st Floor, Bridge Room 1001.
  • Gain control  and balance of your time and life
  • Practical tools to work smarter – not harder
  • Have more time for the people and things you enjoy

Commuter Challenge 2018: Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now activetravellogger.ie

  • From Monday 1st October to Sunday 11th November we are challenging staff and students to ‘Reboot Their Commute’. Choose from walking, running, cycling, public transport or carpooling, or mix it up throughout the challenge.
  • Get Active & Win – Additional prizes each week for clocking up steps or KMs cycled.
  • Refer a friend and be in with a chance of winning a €50 shopping voucher & goodie pack. Enter Here.

NUIG Employability Award

The NUI Galway Employability Award is a recognition of learning and skills developed through work experience and extra-curricular activities.  It is designed to support you by engaging in employability enhancement activities beyond your degree. There will be Information Sessions on the Employability Award 5pm-6pm on Weds 19th Sept, Weds 26th Sept & Weds 3rd Oct in Áras Na Mac Léinn Meeting Rooms 1 & 2. Email employabilty@nuigalway.ie for more information.

Weds 19th Sept Student Volunteering Fair at NUI Galway

Fair of Voluntary community organizations who are looking for new volunteers. Come, chat with organizations´ representatives and choose your favourite volunteering role for the new year!

Sustainability Showcase

NUI Galway are hosting a sustainability showcase event in the O’Donoghue Theatre on Wednesday September 26th called Our Sustainability Journey.  The event will share sustainability related research taking place on the NUI Galway campus in a relevant and accessible way and demonstrate the relevance of sustainability in everyday living.  This is a free event but booking is essential so please book your ticket here

Library FREE Academic Skills Training Events

The NUI Galway Library offers an exciting programme of Information and Digital Skills workshops throughout the semester. Their workshops have already begun so get registered!

  • 3pm-4pm TODAY Thurs 13th Sept PowerPoint Workshop Register Here.
  • 9.30am TOMORROW Fri 14th Sept Smart Searching for your Master’s Work Workshop Register Here.

Coming Next Week:

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
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • First Aid Responder Course

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.

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn 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 Scarlets match NUIG-Scarlets-1819

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

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

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

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

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

Graduating soon?

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

Win a €1,100 Book Token

Enter at the link here. The prize draw ends on Sunday 21st October.

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.

SU Weekly Email 2 – 6th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Life Skills Sign Up Open

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

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

 

Orientation Week Events Continue

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

TODAY Thursday 6th September

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

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

8pm till late Daithi at Sult

Friday 7th September

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

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 10th September

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

 

Crisis Campout

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

 

Learn To Swim & Lifeguard Course

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

 

Books – Buy & Sell

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

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 18th September

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

 

Lockers On Sale NOW

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

 

FREE SU Diaries

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

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic

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

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

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

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

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

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

 

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

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

 

Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

 

Graduating soon?

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

 

Class Representatives

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

 

Financial Aid Fund opens on Monday

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

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

 

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

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

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

 

Sin Needs You!

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

 

Breakfast Week

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

 

Clubs Day

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

 

Chinese Course at NUI Galway

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

 

Digital Champions Workshops

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

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

 

ALIVE Internship Applications are Open

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

 

Need Help with IT?

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

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

Download the new NUI Galway App today!

 

Looking for Part-Time Work?

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

 

Interested in Digital Rights and a Trip to Scotland?

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

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.

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.