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

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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.

 

NUIG SU Charity Comedy Gig – Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke

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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. 

SU Weekly Email 23 – 26th February 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU Charity Comedy Gig with Fred Cooke €5 this Monday 8pm

Our next SU Comedy gig is for charity and features five comedians for just €5 this Monday 2nd March at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Joining Fred Cooke (Republic of Telly) on the night will be John O’Hare, Stephen Ryan, Declan Brennan and MC Danny Dowling. Tickets are available from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds go to Console and BeLonG To. This gig is open to non-students too.

SU Elections 2015 – Nominations Open

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm this Monday 2nd March 2015 in IT250. Please note that only registered class reps can vote in this election.

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare. Nominations are now closed. Hustings will take place in the College Bar on Tuesday 3rd March 3pm for Presidential candidates and on Wednesday 4th March 3pm for VP/Education & VP/Welfare Candidates. Election day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations are now OPEN. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

#NUIGSU15 Election Guide

Bring your College ID and VOTE on Thursday 5th March

On Thursday 5th March you will be asked to vote to elect your SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer and SU Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2015/16. You will also be asked to vote in a referendum on the Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will be open in the following locations:

  • An Bhialann 10am-7pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-4pm

Register for your Remote Vote by midnight Weds 4th March

Students who will not be able to access any of the on-campus polling stations on Thursday 5th of March may cast their vote online using Remote Vote between 10am and 8pm. Please note that you must first register for your Remote Vote before midnight on Wednesday 4th of March by logging on to the SU Website.

Please note: If you wish to use the Remote Vote for the 12th March Elections too you need to register AGAIN for this before midnight on Wednesday 11th of March. Remote vote cannot be used for Societies Chairperson or Clubs’ Captain election.

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Registration Deadline 4pm TODAY!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place this Saturday 28th of February 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: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office until 4pm TODAY. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus. Bus leaves the Quad at 9.30am sharp on Saturday.

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso Tickets On Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

Bake Sale for NUIG Hockey Ladies Club

Fundraising Bake Sale this Monday 2nd March 10am-4pm in Smokey’s Café to raise money for NUIG Ladies Hockey Club bid for the All-Ireland Challenge Final. All support is greatly appreciated.

Making a Makerspace at NUI Galway

A Makerspace is a do-it-yourself space where students can access equipment, tools and software to ‘make stuff’. It’s a place where students from different colleges and schools can come together to share ideas and work on projects. The idea is that students have a well-equipped shared space where they can – Make, Break, Fix and Learn.

We are going to add a Makerspace to the James Hardiman library and are looking for suggestions and ideas from students and staff as to what it should contain.

If you do a search on the web for “What’s a makerspace” you will see that they come in all shapes and sizes. They vary from a simple room with a few computers all the way up to complete buildings stocked with millions of euro worth of equipment capable of 3D printing a car. Our vision is somewhere in the middle – at least to start with.

Initially we think we should include at least: 3D Printer, PC’s for design, Raspberry Pi hardware, Arduino boards.

To help us decide if these are correct and what else we should include we have a short requirements gathering survey which we would like you to complete.
This will be YOUR Makerspace so please take a few minutes to tell us what you want the JHL Makerspace to be! http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57bb1

Contact us at: libmakerspace@nuigalway.ie

Vodafone Campus Tour

Vodafone Campus Tour is on campus here in NUI Galway 11am-4pm on Thursday the 5th March at Áras na Mac Léinn. Pop down to them to get Ireland’s BEST EVER STUDENT OFFER and find out what amazing prizes are #UpForGrabs – check out @VodafonePlayground on Twitter.

Register to attend the First Ever NUI Galway Undergraduate Research Conference 19th March, Bailey Allen Hall

All students welcome! http://www.nuigalway.ie/undergrad-research/

Consider presenting your research! Did you write a paper this year or last year? Share it! This informal space will allow you the experience of an oral presentation of your research work at a conference. Great for the CV!

Questions? Email  undergradconference@nuigalway.ie

Enter Now: Campus Engage Website Logo Design and Slogan Competition

Enter the Campus Engage Competition to design a logo and slogan for the brand new national HEI student volunteering website “www.studentvolunteer.ie

In 2015 Irish Higher Education institutions will launch a brand new student volunteering management website studentvolunteer.ie.  This new initiative will connect HEI students to volunteering organisations and their opportunities.  This initiative acknowledges and celebrates the contribution that student volunteers make to our society. The winning design and slogan will be used on the national studentvolunteer.ie website, on printed material and in promotional campaigns. This is a great chance to gain high profile coverage for your talent.

Competition prizes:

  • iPad for the winning logo.
  • €200 One4all voucher for the winning slogan.

Closing date for submissions: All competition entries must be emailed to info@campusengage.ie or posted to Campus Engage, 48 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 by 5pm Monday March 23rd 2015. You may submit as many entries as you wish for both the logo and slogan. A panel of experts including a graphic designer and student volunteer will shortlist logos and slogans and the winners will be announced before Easter.

See more at: http://www.campusengage.ie/groups/enter-now-campus-engage-website-logo-design-and-slogan-competition

Complete the National Student Survey – Win an iPad Air 2!

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.
  • Students can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open. Answers will be saved and students have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes.

Win a One for All Voucher worth €200 in the “NAME THAT CENTRE COMPETITION”
Simply suggest a name that you think represents our New Centre soon to be launched in Áras Uí Chathail. The Centre brings together the Access, Mature and Disability offices who now work as one unit within Student Services. One unit, one name. To enter, you must be a student or staff member.

Tips: Choose a name that will best reflect what it is we do to so it is very obvious to all students and the public e.g. Access Centre, Equal Education, Inclusive Learning etc. Closing Date: Friday 27th February Feb. The Winner Will be Announced on Mature Facebook Site on 5th March www.facebook.com/NUIG.MatureStudentOffice
Enter Here.

Need Help…

Win €500 for your blog or article on the topic: The European Year for Development 2015: How has Europe contributed to development in the world?
The prize is €500 as well as the opportunity to participate in and report from Africa Day 2015. Deadline 19th March.

http://www.youth.ie/eyd

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 3rd April 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course now enrolling €40

The course starts next Thursday 10th of April and runs until Thursday 29th May.

  • 6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers (10 spaces left)
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate (5 spaces left)

You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office now and pay the €40 course fee. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

Student Summit

Irelands largest Innovation and Entrepreneurship events for students with some of Irelands most influential speakers, start ups and workshop hosts on the 8th of April in Dublin Castle.
Tickets: Sign Up Here for FREE. Email: paddy.guiney@usi.ie

Connacht vs Munster Tickets €10

Connacht vs Munster 18:15 Saturday 19th April 2014. €10 NUI Galway Student Tickets on saleNOWfrom the SU Office.

Winner of SU Enterprise Awards 2014

Huge congratulations to Brian Slattery NUI Galway Psychology PhD student from Dublin, who won the top prize of €10,000 at our Enterprise Awards on Saturday. His winning project Student Talksis an online knowledge platform for students to communicate their ideas, connect with other students and find out about courses and careers. The two runner-up prizes of €5,000 each were awarded to The NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund and Loyal-T Stamped. More information.

Republic of Telly

Want to get yourself on telly? Republic of Telly are recording in NUI Galway TODAY (Thursday 3rd April) 10am-5pm outside the Arts Millennium Building. You will have just 7 seconds to impress! So whatever your talent is come over and share it with us.

 

Library Easter Opening Hours: Extended to include Good Friday & Easter Monday

Monday 14th April – Thursday 17th April 08.30-22.00

Friday 18th April & Monday 21st April 10.00-18.00

More Exam Updates Here.

 

€420,000 in Funding Available to Galway Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland will be holding an information evening about their competition in the School of Business this Friday 4th April at 6pm. The closing date for entries to their 2014 Awards competition is 5pm on Monday, 28th April. Following a multi-stage review process, the winning nominees will be announced at a ceremony in November 2014.  For an application form and more information about the roadshow please visit www.socialentrepreneurs.ie

 

Win Sea Sessions Tickets

We have another chance for you to win a pair of Sea Sessions tickets coming up on our Facebook page on Tuesday so keep your eyes peeled!

 

ROPES Launch Party

The ROPES 2014 launch party will take place on the 10th of April at 4pm in the COPE charity shop, on St. Augustine’s Street (off Shop Street). The launch will be opened by award-winning novelist Niamh Boyce, as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Admission is free, all are welcome and there will be refreshments served, alongside readings from ROPES 2014.

Copies of the journal will be available at the launch for €10, with all proceeds going to COPE Galway.

For further information on the launch or to order an advance copy of the journal please contact the ROPES marketing team at: ropesmarketing@gmail.comor visit us on FacebookorTwitter

 

Exam De-stress Programme starts Monday 7th April

You can book a de-stressing treatment, including massage, acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy – 30 minute treatment is €10. Email destressbooking@nuigalway.ieto book. The Chaplaincy are offering a Pre-exam Retreat Evening in the Chapel, Monday 7th April, 6-8pm, and their famous ‘Breakfast-in-a-bag’ at pre-exam mass, each morning during exams. Or book a Soccer De-stress 5-aside game.  All details can be foundhere.

 

Check the Register

Are you registered to vote in the European & Local elections on 23rd May 2014? If you are entitled to vote but don’t appear on the register the closing date for inclusion on the Supplemental Register of Electors is the  6 May. The Postal and Special Supplement closing date is the 26 April. Application forms are available here.

 

Measles in NUI Galway

The Department of Public Health has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles in students at NUI Galway.Measles is highly contagious and can cause serious complications. The only way to prevent measles is by vaccination. Any student who has not had two doses of MMR vaccine should be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Handwashing helps stop the spread of infectious diseases.If you have a skin rash, high temperature, cough, runny nose or red or watery eyes please stay at home until 4 days after the onset of symptoms and you are well again. You should also contact your G.P. by phone if you are unwell. Unvaccinated housemates of cases of measles will need to stay at home for a number of days depending on when they were exposed. This is to avoid transmitting measles to others.

More information on measles is available here.

Election results 2014

Congratulations to the Incoming SU Officers for 2014/15 who will take up their positions on the 1st of July. They are:

President: Declan Higgins

Vice President / Education Officer: Phelim Kelly

Vice President / Welfare Officer: Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Gráinne Ní Bheoláin

Equality Officer: Rebecca Melvin

Societies’ Chairperson: Patrick O’Flaherty

Clubs’ Captain: Damien Griffin

Postgraduate Officer: Cian Moran

Mature Students Officer: Michelle Mitchell

SU Council Chair: Karl Picard

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies: Sarah Kelly

Convenor of the College of Science: Joanne Duffy

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science: Simon Neary

Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics: Oisín Moloney

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law: Megan Reilly

 

Mindfulness for Chronic Headache

Do you suffer with recurring headaches?  Would you like to learn mindfulness exercises to help manage headache pain?  Are you 18 years of age and over?  If you answered YES to all of these questions you are eligible to take part in a free, online mindfulness based stress reduction programme tailored for adults with chronic or recurring headache.  This is a six week, self-paced programme.  Participants have unlimited access to the mindfulness based exercises and information designed to support self-management of headache pain.

What you will have to do?  Participants will be required to take a brief survey (30 multiple choice questions) before starting and after completing the online programme.  For further information or to take part, go directly tothis link.

Sin Issue 12

The final issue of Sin for the 2013/14 academic year is available to read onlinehere. Well done to Jess and all the Sin team on a great job this year.

 

Moving Out?

If you are leaving Galway and cannot take all your stuff, you can drop off your quality unwanted items to the Alive Office in the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn on the following dates and times and they will be donated to Gorta:

  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 17th April
  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 1st May
  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 8th May

They want: clothes, shoes, books, accessories, jewellery, household items, DVDs and CDs. They can’t accept toys, electrical or nursery items. Gorta needs your help to fight world hunger.

 

Grinds Register

If you are interested in giving or getting Grinds visit our Grinds Register for all the information you need http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/grind_adverts/

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or sellinghttp://www.su.nuigalway.ie/bookstore/

 

Need Help?

With Maths: SUMS

With Computer Programming: Computer Disc

With Writing: Academic Writing Centre.

With Legal Issues: FLAC

These services are all FREE!

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith 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 3rd April 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course now enrolling €40

The course starts next Thursday 10th of April and runs until Thursday 29th May.

  • 6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers (10 spaces left)
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate (5 spaces left)

You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office now and pay the €40 course fee. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

Student Summit

Irelands largest Innovation and Entrepreneurship events for students with some of Irelands most influential speakers, start ups and workshop hosts on the 8th of April in Dublin Castle.
Tickets: Sign Up Here for FREE. Email: paddy.guiney@usi.ie

Connacht vs Munster Tickets €10

Connacht vs Munster 18:15 Saturday 19th April 2014. €10 NUI Galway Student Tickets on saleNOWfrom the SU Office.

Winner of SU Enterprise Awards 2014

Huge congratulations to Brian Slattery NUI Galway Psychology PhD student from Dublin, who won the top prize of €10,000 at our Enterprise Awards on Saturday. His winning project Student Talksis an online knowledge platform for students to communicate their ideas, connect with other students and find out about courses and careers. The two runner-up prizes of €5,000 each were awarded to The NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund and Loyal-T Stamped. More information.

Republic of Telly

Want to get yourself on telly? Republic of Telly are recording in NUI Galway TODAY (Thursday 3rd April) 10am-5pm outside the Arts Millennium Building. You will have just 7 seconds to impress! So whatever your talent is come over and share it with us.

 

Library Easter Opening Hours: Extended to include Good Friday & Easter Monday

Monday 14th April – Thursday 17th April 08.30-22.00

Friday 18th April & Monday 21st April 10.00-18.00

More Exam Updates Here.

 

€420,000 in Funding Available to Galway Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland will be holding an information evening about their competition in the School of Business this Friday 4th April at 6pm. The closing date for entries to their 2014 Awards competition is 5pm on Monday, 28th April. Following a multi-stage review process, the winning nominees will be announced at a ceremony in November 2014.  For an application form and more information about the roadshow please visit www.socialentrepreneurs.ie

 

Win Sea Sessions Tickets

We have another chance for you to win a pair of Sea Sessions tickets coming up on our Facebook page on Tuesday so keep your eyes peeled!

 

ROPES Launch Party

The ROPES 2014 launch party will take place on the 10th of April at 4pm in the COPE charity shop, on St. Augustine’s Street (off Shop Street). The launch will be opened by award-winning novelist Niamh Boyce, as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Admission is free, all are welcome and there will be refreshments served, alongside readings from ROPES 2014.

Copies of the journal will be available at the launch for €10, with all proceeds going to COPE Galway.

For further information on the launch or to order an advance copy of the journal please contact the ROPES marketing team at: ropesmarketing@gmail.comor visit us on FacebookorTwitter

 

Exam De-stress Programme starts Monday 7th April

You can book a de-stressing treatment, including massage, acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy – 30 minute treatment is €10. Email destressbooking@nuigalway.ieto book. The Chaplaincy are offering a Pre-exam Retreat Evening in the Chapel, Monday 7th April, 6-8pm, and their famous ‘Breakfast-in-a-bag’ at pre-exam mass, each morning during exams. Or book a Soccer De-stress 5-aside game.  All details can be foundhere.

 

Check the Register

Are you registered to vote in the European & Local elections on 23rd May 2014? If you are entitled to vote but don’t appear on the register the closing date for inclusion on the Supplemental Register of Electors is the  6 May. The Postal and Special Supplement closing date is the 26 April. Application forms are available here.

 

Measles in NUI Galway

The Department of Public Health has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles in students at NUI Galway.Measles is highly contagious and can cause serious complications. The only way to prevent measles is by vaccination. Any student who has not had two doses of MMR vaccine should be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Handwashing helps stop the spread of infectious diseases.If you have a skin rash, high temperature, cough, runny nose or red or watery eyes please stay at home until 4 days after the onset of symptoms and you are well again. You should also contact your G.P. by phone if you are unwell. Unvaccinated housemates of cases of measles will need to stay at home for a number of days depending on when they were exposed. This is to avoid transmitting measles to others.

More information on measles is available here.

Election results 2014

Congratulations to the Incoming SU Officers for 2014/15 who will take up their positions on the 1st of July. They are:

President: Declan Higgins

Vice President / Education Officer: Phelim Kelly

Vice President / Welfare Officer: Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Gráinne Ní Bheoláin

Equality Officer: Rebecca Melvin

Societies’ Chairperson: Patrick O’Flaherty

Clubs’ Captain: Damien Griffin

Postgraduate Officer: Cian Moran

Mature Students Officer: Michelle Mitchell

SU Council Chair: Karl Picard

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies: Sarah Kelly

Convenor of the College of Science: Joanne Duffy

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science: Simon Neary

Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics: Oisín Moloney

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law: Megan Reilly

 

Mindfulness for Chronic Headache

Do you suffer with recurring headaches?  Would you like to learn mindfulness exercises to help manage headache pain?  Are you 18 years of age and over?  If you answered YES to all of these questions you are eligible to take part in a free, online mindfulness based stress reduction programme tailored for adults with chronic or recurring headache.  This is a six week, self-paced programme.  Participants have unlimited access to the mindfulness based exercises and information designed to support self-management of headache pain.

What you will have to do?  Participants will be required to take a brief survey (30 multiple choice questions) before starting and after completing the online programme.  For further information or to take part, go directly tothis link.

Sin Issue 12

The final issue of Sin for the 2013/14 academic year is available to read onlinehere. Well done to Jess and all the Sin team on a great job this year.

 

Moving Out?

If you are leaving Galway and cannot take all your stuff, you can drop off your quality unwanted items to the Alive Office in the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn on the following dates and times and they will be donated to Gorta:

  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 17th April
  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 1st May
  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 8th May

They want: clothes, shoes, books, accessories, jewellery, household items, DVDs and CDs. They can’t accept toys, electrical or nursery items. Gorta needs your help to fight world hunger.

 

Grinds Register

If you are interested in giving or getting Grinds visit our Grinds Register for all the information you need http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/grind_adverts/

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or sellinghttp://www.su.nuigalway.ie/bookstore/

 

Need Help?

With Maths: SUMS

With Computer Programming: Computer Disc

With Writing: Academic Writing Centre.

With Legal Issues: FLAC

These services are all FREE!

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith 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.