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SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb Saturday 17th of February

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February 2018 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: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk.

Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Please note that you must raise a minimum of €40 to take part in the Climb.
All funds raised must be returned to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Monday 12th February 2018

You can set up an online fundraising page HERE once you are registered. Sponsorship cards are also available from the SU Office.

Provisional Timetable for Saturday 17th February 2018
9.30am Bus Leaves from the Quad
11am Bus Arrives at Croagh Patrick. Final Briefing.
11.30am Climb Begins
1.30pm Lunch break and photos at the top of Croagh Patrick
2pm Descent begins
4pm Bus leaves Croagh Patrick
5.30pm Bus arrives at the Quad

What You Need
Before you can board the bus, you must have all of the following:
Walking boots (with ankle support!)
PLEASE NOTE: Runners, hiking shoes, shoes and Doc Martens are not permitted as they provide no grip or ankle support.
Trousers (not jeans)
Rucksack/Backpack
Waterproofs (not Ponchos)
Hat and Gloves
Food and Drink (at least 1.5 litres of drinking water/fluids)
Spare Clothes and Shoes

Remember all time spent volunteering with the Students’ Union can be included in your ALIVE Student Volunteering President’s Certificate Application

Want to get in some training before the Climb? Join NUI Galway Mountaineering Club for one of their Sunday hikes!

SU Weekly Email 17 – 11th January 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

David O’Doherty €5 Tickets on Sale Now

We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 22nd  of January 2018 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk now for just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! 

 

Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

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

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications Close 12noon Friday 19th January

Apply online here

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Weds 24th Jan

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2018 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 24th January in Áras na Mac Léinn with talks 12pm-8pm. Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

 

Exam Results

Semester 1 Exam PROVISIONAL Results will be published on Blackboard throughout January. Please check with your School/Discipline for exact release dates. These results will remain provisional until approved by the exam board. Exam Results FAQ

 

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 3rd Feb

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

 

March with NUI Galway Students’ Union against Direct Provision

NUI Galway Students’ Union invites you to march with us against the Direct Provision system currently operating in Galway and around the country. At 1pm on Saturday 20th of January we will assemble at the Eglinton Direct Provision Centre in Salthill and march to the Great Western Direct Provision Centre off Eyre Square. For more information contact SU Equality Officer Clare on su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

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

 

Would you like to be a part of our Students for Choice Taskforce? Applications are now open

This Taskforce will feed into the national Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Students for Choice Taskforce, and will campaign on and off campus for a Repeal of the 8th amendment. It will comprise of 8-12 members and will also have a separate group of volunteers.

NUI Galway Students’ Union has a mandate to be Pro Choice following referenda held by the Student body in 2013, and again in 2014.

Applications will close at 5pm on Thursday 18th of January. Any questions, please email Megan on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets On Sale Now

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

  • 14:30 Sat 20th Jan vs Oyonnax €20
  • 19:35 Fri 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 19:35 Fri 16th Feb vs Zebre €15

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 22nd Jan 6pm – 8pm AM250 O’Heocha Theatre Arts Millennium SU Council
Weds 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 25th Jan 6pm – 7pm MY124 Classroom 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

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

 

Learn Sign Language

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 31st Jan – Weds 18th April
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 1st Feb – Thurs 19th April

(No Classes week of 26th March or 2nd April – Easter Break)

 

Want to be on the Radio?

Flirt FM Galway’s only alternative and student radio station will be running free induction sessions for anyone interested in getting involved. Induction Sessions (duration: 60 min) will take place 6pm Monday 22nd of January and 7pm Monday 29th of January in the Large Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

ALIVE Welcome Workshops

All welcome along to the introduction to the ALIVE workshops. Includes: how to get started community volunteering in Galway; how to apply for the annual award from the President; and what to expect with volunteering. 5pm & 6pm Monday 22nd of January and repeated 5pm & 6pm Tuesday 23rd of January in the View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

EIL Travel Scholarship for Community Engagement

ALIVE and the Mature Students Offices have teamed up to bring NUI Galway students a unique opportunity for a travel scholarship for summer 2018. Applicants should have extensive experience in volunteering and engaging with communities and be interested in learning from international community projects.

 

Want to Talk Science?

Applications are now open for the third annual Galway regional heat of the FameLab International “Talking Science” Competition which will take place in in An Taibhdhearc Theatre on Thursday the 1st of March. Competitors have three minutes to speak (without slides) to a general audience about any scientific topic. The top two contestants in the Galway heat will be invited to a weekend Science Communication Masterclass in Dublin on March 24th-25th, and will compete in the FameLab Ireland final on Thursday April 12th at the Science Gallery in Dublin. The winner will represent Ireland at the FameLab international finals at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
All members of the NUI Galway STEM community are invited to consider participating in the Galway heat and a training session will take place on Feb 7th, 6pm. The deadline for entering the competition is 16th of Feb.

Invitation to FREE Premiere Screening of Unrest

You are cordially invited to the free Galway premiere screening of the International award-winning film, Unrest, which will be taking place 5pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 16th January in the ILAS Auditorium, NUIG.  The film, which is about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is being screened as part of a worldwide awareness raising campaign, #TimeforUnrest. Refreshments will be offered before and after the screening.

Get your free ticket here

 

Help Develop the New EU Youth Strategy

If you are aged between 15-30 years old and are interested in getting involved in making a positive change in Ireland and Europe sign up before Mon 22nd Jan to attend this meeting of young people to contribute thoughts and ideas to the new EU Youth Strategy.

There will also be an opportunity to apply and become one of the Irish delegation to the next EU Youth Conference in Bulgaria 16 – 19 April 2018.

 

Repeal the 8th IADTSU Taskforce Exhibition Open Call 2018

Open call for an exhibition of art related to and in support of the current Repeal the 8th campaign. Applicants must be in attendance of a USI institute. Works will be chosen by a panel. Works can be in any medium, paint, film, mixed media, sculpture, photography, performance, installation, writing, etc.

Please email images of your work/video links to repealtaskforceexhibition@gmail.com by 31st of January 2018, 5pm.

 

Student Multimedia Awards 2018

Are you interested in creating original, inspiring content encouraging students and staff to walk, cycle, use public transport or car share? Videos, posters, audio, installation or any other form of media are welcome. Closing date is 2nd March 2018

 

The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships

The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study at Notre Dame. Applications are due by Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 16 – 14th December 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of 2017!

 

Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

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

 

Orange Student Leap Cards Expiring 31st Dec

Remember the orange Student Leap Cards expire on the 31st of December so make sure you call in to get the new purple card in the SU Office before we close/you head home for Christmas. It costs €10, we take your photo and it’s valid until 31st December 2018.

 

David O’Doherty €5 Tickets on Sale Now

We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 22nd  of January 2018 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are on sale in the SU now for just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! 

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications Close Friday 12th of January

Online applications are now open for the semester 2 Financial Aid Fund and they close on Friday 12th of January. More information available here.

 

The year ahead

Fri 12th Jan Financial Aid Fund Applications Close
Mon 15th Jan Teaching Begins
Weds 17th Jan Clubs & Socs Day
Mon 22nd Jan SU Council
Mon 22nd Jan SU Charity Comedy with David O’Doherty
Weds 24th Jan SU Working & Traveling Abroad Fair
Weds 24th Jan Commerce Ball
Mon 29th Jan – Fri 2nd Feb SU Mental Health Week
Tues 30th Jan SU Vintage Clothes Fair
Weds 31st Jan Deadline for Fees Payment Semester 2
Weds 31st Jan Engineering & Nursing Ball
Sat 3rd Feb SU Charity Collection Day
Weds 7th Feb Arts Ball
Mon 12th – Fri 16th Feb SU SHAG Week
Mon 12th Feb SU Comedy with Michael McCoy
Mon 12th Feb SU Council
Tues 13th – Thurs 15th Feb Blood Donation Clinic
Sat 17th Feb SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb
Thurs 22nd Feb TBC SU RSA Shuttle
Thurs 22nd Feb SU Full Time Election Nominations OPEN
Mon 26th Feb – Fri 23rd March SU Marchathon Challenge
Thurs 1st March SU Part Time Nominations OPEN
Mon 5th March SU Council
Thurs 8th March SU Full Time Officer Elections
Thurs 15th March SU Part Time Officer Elections
Thurs 22nd March Societies Awards
Sat 24th March Teaching Ends Before Easter Holidays
Mon 26th – Thurs 29th March Field Trips
Mon 2nd – Sat 7th April Easter Holidays
Mon 9th April Teaching Resumes after Easter Holidays
Saturday 21st April Teaching Ends
Mon 23rd – Sat 28th April Study Week
Mon 30th April-Thurs 17th May Exams

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Saturday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Cloakroom Open TODAY

Don’t forget the FREE SU Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term if you need to leave your stuff somewhere safe during the exams.

 

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

We will be holding another free 2 day ASIST Course 9am-5pm on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of February 2018. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living. If you want to sign up for the course please call to the SU Office to register and pay the €10 refundable deposit. Spaces are limited.

 

2018 Hardiman PhD Scholarships Scheme for New PhD Students is Open

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

Applications close at 5pm 16th February 2018. Scholarships begin 1st September 2018.

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

 

Learn Sign Language

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524 810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 31st Jan – Weds 18th April
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 1st Feb – Thurs 19th April

(No Classes week of 26th March or 2nd April – Easter Break)

 

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Scheduled 12 hour downtime for Blackboard Service Mon 18th Dec 19:30
Essential upgrade work is required and will begin on the NUI Galway Blackboard service at 19:30 on the evening of Monday 18th December. The downtime will extend for 12 hours.
During this period the Blackboard service (including Turnitin, Blackboard Mobile, Skills4Study, etc.) will be unavailable. If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk Tel. 091 495 777 Email servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

 

Volunteer with us in 2018!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! LGBT in 2018. Here’s the events we have planned and we need as much help as possible so email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to get involved!

  1. SU Charity Comedy Gig with David O’Doherty Monday 22nd January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 3rd February
  3. SU Croagh Patrick Climb with NUIG Mountaineering Club Saturday 17th February

All volunteers who help out can include time spent volunteering in their ALIVE Student Volunteer Certificate Application.

 

Speaker applications for Soapbox Science 2018 Are Open

Soapbox Science is grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. We place inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourage them to engage in and start conversations with the public about their work.

 

Deadline for submissions to ROPES 2018 is 24th Dec

ROPES Literary journal is accepting submissions of prose, poetry, art and photography relation to the theme “Sparks”. ROPES is published by students of the NUI Galway MA in Literature & Publishing and all proceeds go to Jigsaw Galway. For more info please contact ropeslitmag.info@gmail.com and check here.

 

Are you a young change maker, youth leader?

Are you a young person/youth worker who is interested in International youth work?

If so, apply here for a chance to join a group of young people from all across Ireland who will attend the Yo!Fest at the European Youth Event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France in June 2018!

 

What are the biggest issues and challenges that you face?

Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates are undertaking a short survey of young people and the youth sector to get YOUR views on issues affecting young people in Ireland and how we might tackle these. Please complete their survey here. Deadline 12th January.

 

Grants For Undergrads To Study Civic Engagement In The USA

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for European Students. During June-July 2018, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to examine Civic Engagement in the U.S, hosted by the University of South Carolina.

The Deadline for applications is 5pm on 4th January 2018

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2017

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 16th December 2017 to Sunday 14th of January 2018 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 15th of January 2018. Academic Dates for the rest of 2017/18 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 4.00pm on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 8th Jan. Reduced opening hours Mon 18th Dec – Thurs 21st Dec 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 15th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 18th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8am-5pm.
  • Sult will close at 12pm on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 15th Dec and will reopen on Mon 15th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8.30am-5pm.
  • The Wall Café will be 9am to 3pm over the Christmas period except closed 23rd to 26th Dec inclusive & closed 30th Dec to 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The James Hardiman Library will have reduced hours Fri 15th Dec to Fri 22nd of Dec 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri. Closed Sat/Sun. The Library will be closed Sat 23rd Dec to Tues 2nd Jan inclusive. Weds 3rd Jan- Sun 14th Jan reduced hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30 Sat/Sun Closed.
  • The Reading Room will only be closed on Mon 25th and Tues 26th of December.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 23rd of Jan.
  • Flirt FM will be off air from 10th December to Mon 15th Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 22nd Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Fri 1st of Dec and will reopen in Jan 2018.
  • SUMS will be closed from Mon 11th of Dec and will reopen on Mon 29th of Jan.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access over the holidays check HERE

 

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2018!

NUIG Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 2018

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The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2018 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018 in Áras na Mac Léinn with talks/presentations taking place 12pm-8pm in The View. 

Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair.

Confirmed Exhibitors:

ALIVE  – The NUI Galway Presidential Award for Volunteering

Amba France /Campus France – The French Embassy in Ireland

Camp Leaders Ireland – Summer Camp and resort jobs in the USA

CCUSA – Summer Camp jobs, working and volunteering opportunities in the USA and worldwide

Interrailing Packages – European Rail and Accommodation Packages

ISIC – The International Student Identity Card

J1 Ireland – Plan your J1 summer

SAYIT – Plan your J1 summer

Partnership International – Global Internships.

USIT  – Plan your J1 summer.

VMM International – Volunteering opportunities in Asia & Africa.

Food Stalls: 

Boxty’s 

Brown Bag Donuts 

Joachim’s German Bratwurst

FREE Talks Schedule in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Wednesday 24th of January

1pm-2pm SAYIT J1 “SAYIT J1 USA 2018”

2pm-3pm Camp Leaders Ireland “Summer Camps in America for your J1 – everything you need to know with Camp Leaders”

3pm-4pm USIT Ireland “J1 Options: Camp USA, Soccer USA, J1 Classic”

4pm-5pm Partnership International “Find out about Global Internship Opportunities”

NUIG Christmas Holiday Arrangements

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Christmas Holiday Arrangements 

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 16th December 2017 to Sunday 14th of January 2018 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 15th of January 2018. Academic Dates for the rest of 2017/18 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 4.00pm on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 8th Jan. Reduced opening hours Mon 18th Dec – Thurs 21st Dec 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 15th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 18th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8am-5pm.
  • Sult will close at 12pm on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 15th Dec and will reopen on Mon 15th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8.30am-5pm.
  • The Wall Café will be 9am to 3pm over the Christmas period except closed 23rd to 26th Dec inclusive & closed 30th Dec to 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The James Hardiman Library will have reduced hours Fri 15th Dec to Fri 22nd of Dec 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri. Closed Sat/Sun. The Library will be closed Sat 23rd Dec to Tues 2nd Jan inclusive. Weds 3rd Jan- Sun 14th Jan reduced hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30 Sat/Sun Closed.
  • The Reading Room will only be closed on Mon 25th and Tues 26th of December.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 23rd of Jan.
  • Flirt FM will be off air from 10th December to Mon 15th Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 22nd Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Fri 1st of Dec and will reopen in Jan 2018.
  • SUMS will be closed from Mon 11th of Dec and will reopen on Mon 29th of Jan.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access over the holidays check HERE

NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents: David O’Doherty

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents: David O’Doherty

We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 22nd  of January 2018 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! 

David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of jokes and songs. David has spent the summer on tour in America with Flight of the Conchords, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and this is the Irish debut of his new show. As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

€5 Tickets on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

Bar Skills Training Added for SU Life Skills in 2018

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Bar Skills Training Added for SU Life Skills in 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are adding a Bar Skills Training Course to our SU Life Skills Courses for 2018. The course fee is €20 which will be donated to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH! 

Registration is now open for this course and our Sign Language  Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) First Aid Responder & Cardiac First Responder Courses. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to book and pay by Credit Card.

The provisional schedule for the Bar Skills Training course is as follows:

  • Bar Skills Course

Course objectives: To cover the basic fundamentals of drinks and drink service methods, including the social responsibility on all parties to serve drink in a responsible manner.

Course Date:10am-5pm Friday 26th January or Friday 16th February 2018

Course Content:                

1: Responsible selling of alcohol

2: Introduction to Wines

3: Spirits appreciation and theory

4: Stouts, beers and Ciders (theory and service)

Assessment/Certification: There is no assessment. A certificate of participation will be given.

Sign Up: In the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Course Fee: €20 which will be donated to the Students’ Union Charities

Course Venue: The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

Max number: 40 students

Many thanks to Gareth and the team at Sult for organising the course.

SU Weekly Email 15 – 7th December 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications

Online applications open this Monday 11th of December for the semester 2 Financial Aid Fund and they close on Friday 12th of January. More information available here.

 

Christmas Exams buses with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey for Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel). Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

  • Leaving University Road (Bus stop between Ward’s Sandwich Bar and Tesco Express): 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40 & 18:40

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Saturday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Cloakroom Open

Don’t forget the FREE SU Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term if you need to leave your stuff somewhere safe during the exams.

 

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

We will be holding another free 2 day ASIST Course 9am-5pm on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of February 2018. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living. If you want to sign up for the course please call to the SU Office to register and pay the €10 refundable deposit. Spaces are limited.

 

Student Leap Cards Expiring

Remember the orange Student Leap Cards expire on the 31st of December so make sure you call in to get the new purple card in the SU Office before you head home for Christmas. It costs €10, we take your photo and it’s valid until 31st December 2018.

 

SU 8 week Yoga course just €40 STARTS THIS EVENING!

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018 – 3 Spaces Left
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018 – 2 Spaces Left

Pay in the SU Office or by Credit Card on 091 524810.

 

Volunteer with us in 2018!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! LGBT in 2018. Here’s the events we have planned and we need as much help as possible so email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to get involved!

  1. SU Charity Comedy Gig with David O’Doherty Monday 22nd January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 3rd February
  3. SU Croagh Patrick Climb with NUIG Mountaineering Club Saturday 17th February

All volunteers who help out can include time spent volunteering in their ALIVE Student Volunteer Certificate Application.

 

Learn Sign Language

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524 810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 31st Jan – Weds 18th April
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 1st Feb – Thurs 19th April

(No Classes week of 26th March or 2nd April – Easter Break)

 

Oughterard Boxing Club Night at the Dogs Fundraiser

6.30pm Thursday 14th December at Galway Greyhound Stadium. Tickets €10 on sale in the SU Office now.

 

Call for Hardiman PhD Scholarships Open

The Hardiman PhD Scholarships will provide a stipend of €16,000 per annum plus fees for four years. Closing date for applications is 16th of February 2018.

 

PC Suites Access Restrictions during Exams
The following PC Suites are unavailable until Saturday, December 16th as they are being used for exams:
– Finnegan
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– Eng2016
– Eng2017
– Cairnes Building – 1st Floor – Room 112
– SoftEng – Arts & Science Building – 1st Floor – Room 228/228A
– Arts-Science Arts & Sciences Building – Ground Floor – Room 105
– IT106 – I.T. Building – Ground Floor – Room 106
If you have any queries, please contact servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

Survey – Autonomous Vehicles : What is the Opinion of the Irish Public

This is a study to get an understanding of the current public perception of Autonomous Vehicles in Ireland. Similar studies have been completed in the US,UK & Australia, although this particular Survey is specific to Ireland, and includes questions around trust in this technology,  road safety, the expected benefits to traffic, the environment, and the concerns about its reliability in certain situations. This survey also touches on public participation in regulation changes, and the moral and ethical dilemmas.

More info from: e.battle1@nuigalway.ie

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 08:00-22:00 until Friday 15th December in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Larmour Theatre
  • Dillon Theatre
  • McMunn Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • TB301
  • TB302
  • TB303

 

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library This Weekend

Saturday 08.30-21.00 and Sunday 10.00-21.00.

 

Applications Open for US Embassy in Ireland Youth Council

Closing date 5pm Tues 9th January 2018. Council members participate in networking, professional development and embassy speaker events.

 

The Lamp is looking 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 31st, 2017

 

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 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 14 – 30th November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

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

  1. Check, double check and triple check your timetable NOW! Every year we have students who read their timetable wrong and end up missing an exam – don’t be that guy!
  2. Find your College ID and bring it with you to every exam. If you have lost it call to the Student Information Desk to get a new one for €20. You will be fined €30 if you don’t have your ID with you.
  3. Plan how you are getting to the exams NOW and set all your alarms. You need to be there 20 minutes prior to the start of the examination so that’s: 09:10 for a 09:30 exam, 12:40 for a 13:00 exam and 16:10 for a 16:30 exam. We have buses arranged for the Salthill exam centres.
  4. Leave your phone at home – it’s a €20 fine for bringing your phone to the exam AND other penalties can include mark reduction and getting zero marks for the module. iWatches are also not permitted in exams.
  5. WASH! If you even have your shopping list written on your hand scrub it off. If you have any writing on your body, no matter how unrelated to the exam, you’ll fail the exam and have to repeat.
  6. Follow the directions of the Exam Invigilators at all times.
  7. If you need advice on deferring your exams please contact the SU Education Officer, Andrew Forde, or your College Office.
  8. You can’t bring in pencil cases, glasses cases or calculator covers to the exam.
  9. You can’t leave the Exam Venue for the first hour or the last 30 mins of the exam
  10. Relax – you got this!

 

SU 8 week Yoga course just €40

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 7th Dec 2017 – Thurs 22nd Feb 2018

Pay in the SU Office or by Credit Card on 091 524810.

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 08:00-22:00 Monday 27th November to Friday 15th December 2017 in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Larmour Theatre
  • Dillon Theatre
  • McMunn Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • TB301
  • TB302
  • TB303

 

Reminder: Anonymous Marking starts this semester

Here’s everything you need to know.

 

Christmas Exams buses with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey for Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel). Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

  • Leaving University Road: 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40 & 18:40

 

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Student Leap Cards Expiring

Remember the orange Student Leap Cards expire on the 31st of December so make sure you call in to get the new purple card in the SU Office before you head home for Christmas. It costs €10, we take your photo and it’s valid until 31st December 2018.

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Saturday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Bus Éireann Monthly Tickets

We now have monthly €57 Student tickets on sale in the SU Office for December for Bus Éireann Galway city services.

 

Academic Writing Centre Closes Tomorrow

Today and tomorrow are your last chances to use the FREE Academic Writing Centre as they close this Friday 1st December for Christmas break.

Don’t forget to try your luck in their Twitter Competition #EditMeNuig

 

Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library This Weekend

Remember if there is good uptake for this trial period then the extended weekend hours will remain for the summer exams too – so use it or lose it!

The extended opening hours will be Saturday 08.30-21.00 (normally 08.30-17.30) and Sunday 10.00-21.00 (normally 10.00-17.30) for the following weekends:

  • Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd Dec;
  • Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec.

 

16 Days of Action Against Violence Against Women Events at NUIG

  • 1pm-2pm Mon 4th Dec Performance Pieces: The God Who Hated Women & A Short History of Feminism in the Aula Maxima (Ground Floor), The Quad, NUI Galway. Light refreshments will be served at 12.30pm. Admission FREE but booking required on ann.lyons@nuigalway.ie
  • 2pm-4.30pm Weds 6th Dec FREE Guided Walk on Gender Based Violence at NUI Galway as part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence in education campaign.
  • 4pm-4:30pm Weds 6th Dec Ceremonial Lighting of the Quadrangle as part of the ‘Orange the World’ Campaign.
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Weds 6th Dec – Bake Sale (Emily Anderson Concert Hall) in aid of the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Plan International

 

LAYER UP to win train tickets!

For a chance to win Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail tickets, simply put on some warm clothes (instead of the heat), take a selfie & post it on NUIG Student Switch Off Facebook page.

It’s all part of Union of Students in Ireland (USI) & NUI Galway Students’ Union energy-saving campaign

 

Game of Thrones Table Quiz 8.30pm Mon 4th Dec

All proceeds go to Abortion Rights Campaign

 

World AIDS Day Candlelit Memorial Concert TOMORROW

You are invited to the annual World AIDS Day concert in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church at 7pm tomorrow Friday 1st December. This will feature festive music from Cois Cladaigh and Galway’s Three Sopranos Bel Canto.

 

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 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 13 – 23rd November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit on Wednesday!

11am-4pm Wednesday 29th of November at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

 

Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library Start This Weekend

After long negotiations we’ve secured extended weekend opening hours of James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway during the Christmas exams. If there is good uptake for this trial period then the extended weekend hours will remain for the summer exams too – so use it or lose it!

The extended opening hours will be Saturday 08.30-21.00 (normally 08.30-17.30) and Sunday 10.00-21.00 (normally 10.00-17.30) for the following weekends:

  • Sat 25th/Sun 26th Nov;
  • Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd Dec;
  • Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec.

 

Are you well? Keeping well around exam time
Exams can be the most stressful time of the year; and a lot of peoples’ routines tend to change dramatically. Here’s some tips to help you keep yourself well during exam season.

  1. Don’t isolate yourself
    Exam time can be very lonely as people go off studying on their own. Try to make a conscious effort to meet up with friends, or plan something nice at the end of a day of study with others. Socialising with others is crucial around this time. Cutting yourself off from the world is not a good idea.
  2. Don’t be a hero
    Surviving on 2 hours sleep and 7 cans of red bull is not the way the human body was meant to function. Schedule in some sanity breaks and exercise during your day – a 30 minute walk can work wonders.
  3. Eat regularly
    You don’t have to eat like a nutritionist, but eating three meals a day and getting in some healthy snacks will keep you on track. Food fuels your body, so if you’re constantly eating junk you won’t feel great.
  4. Sleep regularly
    Many people completely change their sleep patterns during exam time. If you can, try to fit in 7-8 hours’ sleep and follow a routine. It will help you when exams start.
  5. Stay hydrated
    Water is your friend!
  6. Talk to friends and look out for each other
    You might notice some friends or classmates struggling at this time. Maybe they need to be pointed in the direction of one of the support services listed below.
  7. Ask for help if you need it
    • NUIG Health Unit: Walk in service Mon-Fri 9.15am- 12.30am & 2.30pm- 4.30pm
    • NUIG Counselling Service: Drop in Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm, counselling@nuigalway.ie
    • Chaplains: chaplains@nuigalway.ie 091 495 055
    • SU Education Officer Andrew Forde: su.education@nuigalway.ie  086 385 3658
    • SU Welfare Officer Megan Reilly: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie  086 385 3659

 

Christmas Exams buses with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey for Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel). Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

  • Leaving University Road: 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40 & 18:40

 

Sin Issue 6

Catch up on all the NUIG news with issue 6 of Sin newspaper here!

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Friday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1.30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here: http://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

Galway Summer of a Lifetime Tour

Looking for opportunities to broaden your horizons, CV and life experience next summer? Well how do you feel about earning $1850 working at a summer camp in the USA, volunteering in the Maldives, washing elephants in Cambodia or teaching sports to under privileged children in South Africa in 2018? Come along and find out further information 12.30pm-1.30pm on Tuesday 5th December about the life changing work and travel opportunities we have available at the Camp Group’s summer opportunities city tour in The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Need Help?

 

Porn Scene questionnaire

I am inviting students who are over the age of 18 to take part in my research by filling out this anonymous online survey. In this questionnaire you will be asked to read short, sexually explicit porn scenes, answer questions about your sexual history, sex education and attitudes toward sexual experiences. Please be advised that some questions or porn scenes described may cause some participants distress. You can withdraw your participation at any time and can skip any question that you do not want to answer.

 

Win up to €1,500 in a Film Competition

The “Think Before You Flush” film competition is open to all budding 3rd level film makers and there is the possibility to win up to €1,500 for a 1 -2 minute campaign video.

More Details.

 

The Civic University Symposium 10am-4pm Sat 2nd Dec

What is the purpose of higher education? This event aims to initiate a conversation about the transformations in higher education, its role in society and the community and how can we reimagine the university, its spaces, mission, activities and purposes, with equality, inclusion and rights as fundamental commitments. Keynote speech from Prof Vanessa Andreotti and contributions from Prof Ronaldo Munck and Dr Karen Pashby. The event is free and open to all, but spaces are limited so please RSVP HERE.

 

Sonic Sea Screening

GMIT in collaboration with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) will host a screening of Sonic Sea. Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary, narrated by Rachel McAdams, about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The screening will take place at the GMIT, Dublin Road Campus, in Theatre 1000 at 19:30 on Wednesday 29th November. This screening is open to anyone interested in learning about the effects of sound in our oceans. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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 Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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