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SU Weekly Email 16 – 10th January 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday – 8 spaces left

This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”. Sign up in the SU Office for just €5 or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

€5 tickets for our charity David O’Doherty gig on Monday 28th of January are on sale from the SU Office now. All proceeds go to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. €5 tickets are also on sale for Neil Delamere on Monday 18th of February. Tickets will also be on sale from the SU Engineering desk from 11am this Monday.

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January in Áras na Mac Léinn. Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

 

Registration

Online module registration / change of mind is open from 11am Tuesday 8th of January until Friday 1st of February. This is for online registration of optional semester 2 modules only where your programme permits. The deadline for paying the remainder of fees is 31st of January.

 

Sign Language Courses Now Enrolling

10 week basic Sign Language Course just €40 – sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

  • Course A: 12pm-1pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course B: 1pm-2pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course C: 6pm-7pm Wednesday 30th Jan – Wednesday 3rd April 2019 COURSE FULL
  • Course D: 6pm-7pm Thursday 31st Jan – Thursday 4th April 2019

 

Karaoke Tonight!

There will be karaoke from 8pm tonight at Sult and all singers get a free refreshment!

 

Attention Postgrads

Calling all Postgrads we are looking to elect class reps for the academic year. Do you think you have what it takes to be a voice for your class? If so join us in the SU Boardroom upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn at 12.30pm on Tuesday the 15th of January to find out more information.

 

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our annual charity collection day in Galway City on Saturday 2nd of February 2019.

Volunteers are needed for the following time slots: 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm. You will be holding a collection bucket and asking the public to donate what they can to the SU Nominated Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. Email joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie to volunteer

 

Connacht vs Sale Tickets

The NUI Galway Student Discount code for online tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Sale this Saturday is: NUIG-Sal-1819

Limited to 50 tickets for the Bohermore Terrace. Student ID required.

 

Postgraduate Election – Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the Election of a Postgraduate Student as a member of Údarás na hOllscoile for the period February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020. Nominations must be received in writing (or by email to Runai@nuigalway.ie) by the Returning Officer (Gearóid Ó Conluain, Room A131, Quadrangle) by 12pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019. Údarás na hOllscoile, the University’s governing authority, is responsible for managing and controlling all of the affairs of the University.

Nomination forms are available here.

 

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

 

Need Help with IT Services?

 

Interested in joining the SU Team for 2019/20?

Election nominations open on the 14th of February and here’s your guide to running for election!

 

Improve Your Digital Skills

NUIG Digital Champions have the following FREE workshops coming up:

  1. Create and Run an Online Campaign
  2. Create and Build an Online Portfolio
  3. Design

Register Here.

 

Mikkeller Running Club

Mikkeller Running Club is a new FREE Galway social running club that meets at 12.30pm on the 2nd Sunday of every month for a relaxed jog/run from the Salthouse along the Prom in Salthill. You can choose to do 5, 8 or 10kms at an easy pace whilst chatting to new friends. The run ends at the Salthouse where you get a free beer to reward your efforts! All welcome this Sunday 13th of January.

 

Smart Search Sessions

The Library will be hosting free smart search for your assignment sessions throughout January. Sign up for your free ticket HERE. In these sessions the library’s Academic Skills Hub Team will show you all about:

  • Navigating the library website
    • Using library guides to identify sources for assignments
    • Using databases
    • Using Google Scholar to find information

 

Library Tours Today and Tomorrow

The Library is offering tours today at 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30 and 16:00 and tomorrow Friday at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and 12:00. Meet in the foyer area – all welcome!

 

Passionate About Science?

Applications are now open for FameLab Ireland. Deadline 5pm Friday 8th of February. Training Provided.

 

#HackAccessSligo Registration is Open

IT Sligo will be hosting #HackAccessSligo Friday 15th and Saturday 16th Feburary. The aim of the event is to find innovative solutions to accessibility challenges by creating a more diverse, open and engaging environment for everyone who lives in the North West.The event will run from 5 pm Friday evening to Saturday evening where participants will be presented with challenges that exclude people with disabilities from society, which they will attempt to ‘hack’. There will be mentors on hand to support the teams and each team will present their idea to a panel on the final day. Winners will be awarded a cash prize. Early Bird tickets are just €5 contact hackaccesssl@gmail.com for more information.

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival Deadline Mon 14th Jan

Are you a filmmaker? Are you aged between 12-24 years? Do you have a short film you want to share? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you! Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a school, college or youth group, visit firstcutfilmfestival.com to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The festival runs Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th March 2019. The deadline for entries is Monday, January 14th 2019.

 

Want to spend your J1 in America this summer?

Then head to the Aviva Stadium for Ireland’s biggest J1 Job Fair on Sunday 20th January! From jobs teaching excited American children everything from sports, performing arts, crafts, and much more, to jobs behind the scenes working in offices or kitchens… there really is a job for everyone! This incredible Job Fair will give you the chance to get an interview and get hired on the spot! It’s the fastest and the best way to get your summer J1 sorted. Book your Free Job Fair Ticket Here.

 

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling for 2019

You can register in the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card. Please note the SU Office will close on Friday 21st of December for the Christmas break and will reopen on Monday 7th of January 2019.

  • Anti-Racism Workshop                                  €5 Wednesday 16th January
  • Manual Handling Training                             €30 Wednesday 9th January
  • Cardiac First Responder Course                 €40 Friday 1st February
  • Disclosure Training                                          €10 Tuesday 12th February
  • First Aid Responder Course                         €100 Friday 8th, Friday 15th & Friday 22nd February
  • Sign Language                                                   €40 Four x 10 Week Courses starting week of 29th January

 

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.

NUIG Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 2019

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The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in Áras na Mac Léinn. 

Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer! There will also be information talks during the day in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

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

Confirmed Exhibitors:

ALIVE – NUI Galway’s Student Volunteering Programme

Campus France Ireland – Campus France Ireland is here to help all Irish students and international students based in Ireland who want to pursue their higher education in France.

Capture Travel – Group Trips Abroad

CCUSA – Summer Camp Jobs, Work or Volunteer Experiences and Adventures in the USA and around the World!

Club Travel / SAYIT – J1 USA Visas

J1 Ireland – J1 Summer Work Travel Self Placement

Partnership International – Career Training Programmes

USA Summer Camp – Spend your J1 in a Summer Camp in the USA

USIT – Plan your next adventure anywhere in the world includes USA, Canada  and Australian Visas

Teach To Beach – Teach English in Vietnam

Confirmed Talks in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn: 

12pm-1pm SAYIT – J1 Summer Work and Travel Talk

1pm-2pm USIT – USA and Canada Summer Options Talk

2pm-3pm CCUSA – Want to have the #BestSummerEver at a summer camp in America or Canada?

Confirmed Food Stalls: 

Brown Bag Donuts

Joachim’s German Bratwurst 

The Great Poutini’s

NUIG Christmas Holiday Arrangements

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Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2018

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 22nd December 2018 to Sunday 13th of January 2019 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 14th of January 2019. Academic Dates for the rest of 2018/19 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 7th Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 21st of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 14th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 21st of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 17th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen Mon 7th Jan.
  • Sult will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 7th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 14th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen Mon 7th Jan.
  • The Wall Café will be closed on Fri 21st Dec and will be open with reduced hours on the following days Thurs 27th Dec, Fri 28th Dec, Weds 2nd Jan, Thurs 3rd Jan, Fri 4th Jan & Mon 7th Jan.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Sat 22nd Dec to Tues 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be closed on Tues 25th and Weds 26th of Dec.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 7th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 15th of Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 7th Jan.
  • SUMS will be closed from Fri 14th of Dec.
  • 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 2019!

SU Weekly Email 13 – 6th December 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Exam Tips

  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 at 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, Eibhlín Seoighthe, 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!

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses

€2 Per Journey. Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 10th-Thurs 20th Dec

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Child Protection Training Courses TOMORROW nearly full:

  • 9am-1pm – 1 space left
  • 2pm-6pm – 5 spaces left

Sign up in the SU Office now or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card €15.

 

Extended Library Opening Hours for Exams

  • Saturday 8th December:               08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 9th December:                    10:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 15th December:              08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 16th December:                 10:00 – 21:00

 

Cheap Connacht Rugby Tickets

Use the discount code NUIG-Per-1819 to get reduced rate NUIG Student tickets online for Connacht Rugby vs Perpignan 3pm Saturday 8th of December.

 

Extra Study Space: Available 8am-10pm until Fri 21st Dec 2018

  • AM150 Mairtin O Tnuthail Theatre Arts Millennium Building (147 spaces)
  • IT125 Theatre First Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT125G Theatre Ground Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT207 Seminar Room, IT Building (33 spaces)
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse (125 spaces)
  • TB303 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (30 spaces)
  • TB304 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB305 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB307 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (22 spaces)

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here: https://nuigalway.libcal.com/

 

Reduced Hours for SU Engineering Desk

Please note that the SU Engineering Desk will be closed Friday 7th,  Monday 10th and Thursday 13th of December. For any queries please call to the SU Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

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

 

Anti-Racism Workshop

We are hosting an Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday 16th of January with Galway One World Centre. Spaces are just €5 and you can sign up in the SU Office now.

 

Disclosure Training

We have limited spaces left in our Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre for the new date of Tuesday 12th of February 2019. Sign up now in the SU Office for just €10.

 

NUI Galway Family Christmas Party 12pm-3pm Sun 16th Dec

The NUI Galway Family Christmas Party is back this year for staff and students with children. This fun on-campus event is strictly ticketed only. Look out for an email from the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity at 12pm TODAY Thursday 6 December with a link to book your free ticket. Don’t miss it!

 

HRB Summer Scholarship Opportunities

The prestigious Health Research Board (HRB) Summer Student Scholarships will support undergraduate students in health or social care-related disciplines to complete short research projects during summer 2019. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage an interest in research and to give the student an opportunity to become familiar with some research techniques. In line with the HRB strategy, the project must fall within one of the following research areas:  patient-oriented and clinical research, health services research or population health research. Applications that focus solely or predominantly on basic biomedical research are not eligible. The HRB will make an award to a host institution nominated in the application. Summer Scholars will be paid €300 per week for a maximum of eight weeks by the host institutions. Applications open on the 10/12/2018 and close on 14/2/2019. Additional information can be found at here. or contact tconway@nuigalway.ie

 

Collection for the Homeless

There will be a collection of items for the homeless on Wednesday 12th of December in Áras Moyola. Shoe boxes or Christmas bags with hats, scarves, toiletries, socks, non-perishable food etc., required. For more information or to get involved contact m.montague2@nuigalway.ie

 

How to Have a Very Sustainable Christmas

Get your sustainable Christmas Tips here.

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Applications are Open

These Scholarships are for students starting their PhD in September 2019. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. Applications Close 15th February.

 

Paid Work: Students Required for Metaphor Annotation

If you are seeking a bit of extra cash and would like to play around with some metaphors feel free to apply for this job. I am currently hiring participants as part of my  PhD at the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP) of the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway. My topic focuses on metaphor analysis in Twitter. I am looking for native-speakers of English, studying English at NUI Galway, to help as human annotators in metaphor detection in Twitter.
The experiment will be asking the annotator a yes/no question by giving them a tweet and asking them if the highlighted expression is a metaphor or not. Payment is based on the number of annotated tweets. To apply email omnia.zayed@insight-centre.org with a brief description of your professional experience. More information.

 

Take a Mindful Break from Studying

  1. Listen to our mindful moments on soundcloud to help handle stress or visit our YouTube channel
  2. Free Mindfulness for Beginners Class Tuesday 11th December: 8:10am – 8:50am in AC201 on the concourse. The last mindfulness for beginners class of the year!
  3. Free Mindfulness Shared Practice Wednesday 12th & 19th December 1:10-1:50pm in AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome to this mindfulness shared practice which is suitable for people with no previous knowledge of mindfulness as well as those who have been practising for many years.

 

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.

Christmas Exam Buses

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses with City Direct 

Cost: €2 Per Journey.

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Monday 10th December – Thursday 20th December 2018

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

Galway Colleges Join Forces to Raise Mental Health Awareness  

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Galway Colleges Join Forces to Raise Mental Health Awareness

NUI Galway Students’ Union, GMIT Students’ Union and Please Talk have joined forces to raise mental health awareness for students with a new campaign called ‘Mental Health Mondays’ which starts today. This awareness campaign will look at a particular theme each week that affects college students and their mental health. Topics the campaign will cover include settling into college, substance abuse, self-esteem, gambling, mental health supports and looking after your mental health.

Funding for the campaign was raised by a special screening of “Meetings with Ivor” in the Town Hall Theater Galway organised by film producer Tomas Hardiman and Town Hall Manager, Fergal McGrath.

Emma-Louise Duffy, Welfare Officer of GMIT SU said: ““This project highlights how we all have mental health and just like our bodies, some of us are in better shape than others. That’s okay. It’s about teaching people the self-awareness to identify that, and how to signpost the places that you can get care when you need it. Monday can be a hard day for students, they might be feeling homesick after leaving their family at the weekend, or worried about the week ahead. Whatever the feeling is, we want to shed some light, alert people that there are supports in place, and ultimately bring a bit of cheeriness into our students Monday morning!”

Clare Austick, Welfare and Equality Officer of NUIGSU, had this to say:

“Mental health campaigns are extremely important as there is an evident negative stigma attached to it. When you think of physical health, everyone immediately thinks of different types of sport, happiness and endorphins whereas when you mention mental health, you’re more inclined to think of the negative aspects such as depression, anxiety and suicide. It really shouldn’t be like that – everyone has mental health. If you’re feeling down, reach out and talk to someone. There are so many different support services for students to avail of.”

According to Treasa Hanniffy, National Please Talk Officer: “This campaign will highlight several areas of importance for student mental health and will remind everyone that talking to someone that you trust really helps. There is support available no matter what you are going through. For more information visit www.pleasetalk.org or call to your Students’ Union.”

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.

Galway Students’ Unions condemn extortionate rent prices of €250 per week

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Galway Students’ Unions condemn extortionate rent prices of €250 per week

As luxury student accommodation appears across the city, it seems students would be better off taking out a mortgage instead of renting in the current climate.

Today, NUI Galway Students’ Union and GMIT Students’ Union have strongly criticised prices of ‘luxury’ student accommodation popping up across the city. This comes after new student accommodation has been advertised on the market at €250 per week in the city centre and from another complex directed towards students on Bohermore at a price of €200 per week.

Aaron Burke, President of GMIT Students’ Union, said: ‘Students are not cash cows and this can bring extreme pressure on both parents and students, especially when people are struggling to stay in college. The rate of the grant has not increased since 2012 yet rental prices have increased year on year for six years straight. This kind of accommodation far exceeds the already high rental prices that exist in the city.’

Megan Reilly, President of NUI Galway Students’ Union, added; ‘We cannot stand by these luxury student accommodation providers taking advantage of the current crisis. At this rate, people could be paying up to €1,250 a month for one room in one apartment; some people wouldn’t even pay that on their mortgage monthly. At the other end of the spectrum we have students who are living in hostels or commuting hours to go to college because they can’t afford to live in Galway.’

Both Unions, together with the One Galway Movement, are planning a Crisis Campout in Eyre Square on Tuesday the 11th of September to shed light on the need for purpose built student housing and social housing in general.

May Bank Holiday Arrangements

News & Events

May Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office, SU Engineering Desk, Sult and the Student Health Unit will all be closed this Monday 7th of May 2018 for the Bank Holiday.
  • Smokey’s Café is open 10am-6pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • The SU Shop is open 10am-5pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • The Wall Café is open 9am-3pm Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday & Monday.
  • The Library is open Saturday 8.30am-9pm, Sunday 10am-9pm & Monday 8.30am-10pm.
  • The Reading Room is open as usual 7am-2.30am Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • For Computer Suite availability check here

We Are Hiring a Sin Editor

News & Events

SIN EDITOR

Sin Newspaper is the official Student Newspaper of NUI Galway. A fortnightly publication published by the Students’ Union, the paper includes a mix of campus news, features, sport and reviews.

Sin.ie is the online information resource of NUI Galway Students’ Union. The website will include up to date news and features and will be a comprehensive information and resource centre for NUI Galway students with regards to college and local news in particular.

The Sin Editor will be a self starter who works well with others and has particular strengths in working with, and motivating a team of volunteers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, direct and motivate a team of voluntary sub editors and writers.
  • Overall responsibility for sourcing newspaper and website content
  • Maintain a high standard of writing in both Sin Newspaper and Sin Website
  • Edit 12 issues of Sin Newspaper in conjunction with the Students’ Union
  • Update Sin.ie website and social media platforms regularly with news, features etc
  • Work with the Graphic Designer to ensure consistent design and layout
  • Develop links with other student publications to facilitate sharing of information and resources
  • Oversee distribution of Sin Newspaper across campus
  • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time

Remuneration

€500 stipend per issue.

Applications

Please include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A sample proposal outlining a plan of action of how you would manage Sin Newspaper over the next academic year. This should include your plans for writer recruitment and retention, format of Sin, general promotion of Sin, and any other information you consider relevant

Applications by email only to: recruitment@su.nuigalway.ie

Closing date:            5:00pm Monday 11th June 2018

Interviews:              Friday 29th June 2018