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NUI Galway Students’ Union Raise €15,400 for Galway Lifeboats & Threshold

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Raise €15,400 for Galway Lifeboats & Threshold

NUI Galway Students’ Union donated €15,400 to Galway Lifeboat Station/the RNLI and Threshold after their year of charity events. Students took part in Croagh Patrick climbs, hair braiding, cake sales, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €15,400 for charity in the process!

Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern said: “Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, students have once again done their bit to help others. NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves this year.”

Galway Lifeboat Station/The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.

Mike Swan, Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) at Galway Lifeboat Station said: “We’re so thankful to the NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing us as one of their two charities this year. There are so many organisations doing good work in the volunteering and charity sector and we are honoured to be singled out by the Students’ Union. Some of our volunteer crew are students and graduates of Galway colleges so we are all delighted to benefit from the SU’s excellent fundraising initiatives this academic year.”

Threshold works to prevent homelessness and campaigns for housing as a right.

Diarmaid O’Sullivan of Threshold said: “Threshold is delighted to have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from NUI Galway Students’ Union fundraising activities for the 2016/7 academic year.  The funds raised will help Threshold keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.”

Pictured left to right: Olivia Byrne (RNLI), Tony Hiney (RNLI), Jimmy McGovern (NUIG SU), Daniel Khan (NUIG SU), Cliodhna Coyle (NUIG SU), Patrick O’Flaherty (NUIG SU), Megan Reilly (NUIG SU), Damian Duddy (NUIG SU), Cathal Sherlock (NUIG SU), Diarmaid O’Sullivan (Threshold).

Photo: Eibhlín Seoighthe

 

SU Weekly Email 32 – 27th April 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

WIN A €200 CASH PRIZE!

All you have to do is complete our survey’s in the links below. Remember you must complete both surveys to be in with a chance to win the cask prize, best of luck!

Food Services Questionnaire-Survey 1

Bar and Entertainment Questionnaire-Survey 2

Connacht Tickets LAST HOME GAME THIS YEAR

We now have €15 NUIG student tickets on sale for the final Connacht Rugby home match this season against Scarlets at 19:35 on Saturday the 29th of April. On sale in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course €40

We are now taking sign-ups for our 8 week Ashtanga yoga course during the summer. You can register in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card. The course cost is €40.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May)
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May)

Applications are invited for funding from the NUI Galway Student Project Fund for projects beginning in September 2017

In order to be considered for funding the project must support the strategic priorities identified in the Student Project Fund Strategic Priority document and must fall into any one, or a combination, of the following categories:

  • Service
  • Web-based development
  • Equipment
  • Building.
  • Research

Proposals may be made by individual people/groups/groups in collaboration. Projects involving collaborations/partnerships are encouraged.

A project must cost a minimum of €5,000 to be eligible for consideration. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Thursday 11th May, 2017. Application form and more information.

 

The Dog-Tor will See You!

We are now taking bookings for 15 minutes slot appointments with Max the SU Puppy (although he’s looking a bit bigger than puppy size now!) 10am-12pm Wednesday 10th May.

FREE Breakfasts!

NUI Galway students can get free Porridge in Sult and Smokey’s Café  9am-10am/while stocks last each morning.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill as a means of tackling our society’s harmful relationship with alcohol.

Did you know?

  • According to the Health Research Board, at least 75% of alcohol consumed in Ireland is as part of a binge.
  • 88 people die every month as a direct result of alcohol in Ireland.
  • In Ireland alcohol is a factor in 50% of completed suicides.
  • Alcohol harm costs the Irish Taxpayer an estimated €3.7 billion in health, crime and public order.
  • 78% of Irish people believe that the Irish Government has a responsibility to implement measures to protect the public from high levels of alcohol consumption.

We ask you show your support by Liking and Sharing the ‘Hands off our Health’ Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/handsoffourhealth/

Micheline’s Three Conditions

On Thursday the 4th of May four cases of gender discrimination in NUI Galway will come before the High Court in Dublin. A demonstration will take place in support of the four women. The Students’ Union is organising a bus for students who wish to attend. Bus departs Galway at 9am on Thursday 4th May and will be back in Galway at approximately 4pm.

Tickets are €2, and are available from the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. NUI Galway Student ID Required.

 

Return your locker keys!

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term.

 

Student Health Unit during Exams

During the exams the Student Health Unit will be open for exam emergencies daily 8.30am-5.30pm (Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm) Monday-Friday.

Regular hours for non-emergencies are from 9.15am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday.

Closed Monday 1st May for Bank Holiday.

 

Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.

 

PC Suites Unavailable during Exams
The following PC Suites will be unavailable from 17:00 on Friday, April 21st until 17:30 on Wednesday, May 10th as they are being used for exams:
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– ENG-2016
– ENG-2017

– Finnegan

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: http://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.

 

The Online Marketing in Galway Digital Marketing Awards are open to students this year for the first time ever!

As it is the first year, there are no strict rules but the application deadline is this FRIDAY 28th of April!

If you did a presentation related to Digital Marketing, Media, e-commerce, or Web Development you can upload that in PDF format or Word format. We are conscious that some might be very long, for that reason there is an open ended question on the application that asks students to enter up to 200 words to describe the project, top level statistics, objectives and findings. The application should be painless, and the awards night is always a night for all to enjoy! Apply here – http://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/

 

SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday 12th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.

 

#MondayMassage changed to Wednesday next week due to Bank Holiday

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20,  1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50

Every Monday in “The Space” while the wellness room is being renovated. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

OMiG Awards – 50 Student Tickets available – FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Students can fill out this VERY short form!! A discount code will be sent to the students for 60% off (first come, first served).

Do You Want to Change the World?

The 8×8 Festival is coming to campuses around Ireland again this autumn and is looking for coordinators. Learn how to design, develop and deliver a film and photography festival on your campus. The 8×8 Festival is a great way for you to meet new people, gain new skills and find out more about important global issues.

  • Deadline for applications is May 1st (midnight) and successful candidates will be notified by mid-May.
  • A training weekend for all coordinators takes place in May, followed by three monthly meet-ups in June, July and August.
  • The 8×8 Festival will be launched at end of September/start of October, spending a week at each campus.

https://www.suas.ie/8×8-festival

 

Galway Lifeboat Station needs Volunteers

Galway Lifeboat Station are looking for volunteers to sell their Yellow Welly pins. If you have an hour or two to spare over the next 2 weekends they would love your help!

Please contact Anthony_hiney@rnli.org.uk

  • Friday 28 April Orantown Centre
  • Saturday 29 April Galway Shopping Centre
  • Friday 5 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Tesco Oranmore
  • Monday 7th May Aldi Stores in Knocknacarra, Westside, Headford Road & Oranmore.

 

The Year Ahead

The Academic Calendar for 2017/18 is available here http://www.nuigalway.ie/academic_dates/academic_term_dates.html

 

Darkness Into Light Registration

Don’t forget there are two ways you can register:
1) online at: http://dil.pieta.ie/event-information/venues/galway-city

or

2) At the Galway pop-up shop, where you can register and collect your t-shirt 12pm-6pm this Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April upstairs in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre.

€500 Blockchain Essay Competition

Compose an essay on the social, civil or governmental implications of Blockchain in Ireland to be in with a chance to win €500, get published on all BAI social channels, and make a striking addition to your CV!

Competition is at https://blockchainireland.org/socialcomp/

 

Eisenhower Fellowships

Youth Leaders Network – Ireland and Northern Ireland. Future of Work Conference, Malaga, 14-17 September 2017

Application deadline: 12 noon on Monday, 8th May

http://www.youth.ie/nyci/Eisenhower-Fellowships-open-application

 

NUI Galway May Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen 10am Tues 2nd May.
  • The SU Engineering Desk will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen 11am Tues 2nd May.
  • The Library will be open 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 29th April, 10am-5.30pm Sun 30th April & 8.30am-10pm Mon 1st May (no Desk Service).
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Mon 1st May.
  • SUMS, Computer DISC and The Academic Writing Centre are now closed until September.
  • Sult will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen at 8.30am Tues 2nd May.
  • The SU Shop will be open 10am-4pm Sat 29th April, 10am-4pm Sun 30th April & 10am-5pm Mon 1st May.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Sat 29th April, 10am-5pm Sun 30th April & 10am-5pm Mon 1st May.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Sat 29th April, 11am-3pm Sun 30th April & 11am-3pm Mon 1st May.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will be closed on Mon 1st May and will reopen on Tues 2nd May.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

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

News & Events

SU Charity Comedy Gig: 3 Comedians for €5! 

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

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

Credit Card sales on 091 524810.

Fred Cooke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Kevin McGahern

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Joanne McNally

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 20 – 2nd February 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day this Saturday

We are urgently looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day this Saturday 4th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for The RNLI and Threshold. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2017

Monday 6th of February

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. This training is designed to increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence and give participants an opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence. Sign up in the SU Office – 4 Spaces Left – €10 Deposit Required.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

7pm-9pm FREE Movie: Dallas Buyers Club with popcorn and discussion afterwards in Dillon Theatre

8pm-10pm Draiocht Society Comedy Hypnotist in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 from Socs Box.

Tuesday 7th of February

10am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s

3pm-6pm Pop Up Hair Braiding Stand at Smokey’s. All donations to the SU Charities.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Wednesday 8th of February

10am-6pm SHAG Week Information Stand at Smokey’s

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in Sult. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed and free passes for Traffic Light Party. NUI Galway student ID required.

11pm till late Traffic Light Party in 44. Get your sticker: Red means you are unavailable, Orange means you could be convinced and Green means you’re a single Pringle looking to mingle! Over 18’s ID required. €5 or FREE if you go to the Dirty Circus!

Thursday 9th of February

12pm-2pm FREE Smart Consent Workshop in the SU Boardroom. Spaces Limited. Sign up in the SU Office.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Friday 10th of February

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities The RNLI and Threshold.

All Week: STInder Poster exhibit in the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn, Arts Millennium and Engineering Buildings.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

David O’Doherty €5 On Sale Now

We are delighted to announce that our next €5 comedy gig will be David O’Doherty on Monday 13th of February at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. €5 tickets are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk now.

 

Upcoming SU Workshops & Courses

  1. Disclosure Training 10am-1.30pm Monday 6th of February. FREE course with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. 1 Space Available. Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence. 5 CPD points per training – these are through the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  2. Smart Consent Workshop 12pm-2pm Thursday 9th of February. FREE Course. Limited Spaces. A workshop where students explore what consent means in a fun environment. You are never asked about your own sexual history or experiences. Facilitators use their research findings to present scenarios and involve you in activities, to raise your awareness of what consent means to you.
  3. Occupational First Aid 3 day course 9am-5pm Friday 10th, 17th and 24th of February. €100 (usual cost €160) FETAC Level 5 course.
  4. Cardiac First Responder Course 9am-1pm Friday 3rd March €40 (usual cost €75). ONE space left.

More information about these courses is available at the links above. You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register now.

 

Can You Braid Hair?

We are looking for some more hair braiders to volunteer for our fundraiser next Tuesday 7th Feb 3pm-6pm. Volunteers must know how to add extensions/attachments to braids.

Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out.

 

SU Elections #NUIGSU17

  • Nominations open for the SU Council Chairperson at 10am on Monday 13th of February and close at 5pm on Monday 20th of February. The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 27th of February. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.
  • Nominations open for the 3 Full Time Paid SU Officer Positions of President, Vice President/Education Officer and Vice President/Welfare Officer at 10am on Thursday 16th of February and close at 5pm on Wednesday 22nd of February. The election takes place on Thursday 2nd of March.
  • Nominations open for the 11 Voluntary SU Officer Positions of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students and the 5 College Convenors at 10am on Thursday 23rd of March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 1st of March. The election takes place on Thursday 9th of March.

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

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

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

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

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

 

Class Reps Meetings Next Week

Mon 6th Feb 6pm – 8pm IT250 IT Building SU Council
Tues 7th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 8th Feb 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 9th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

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

 

Charity Multi-Coloured Hair Braiding 3pm-6pm Tues 7th Feb

Get some colour in your hair! Brighten up that man bun!
Our talented volunteers will be on hand with hair extensions in all the colours of the rainbow to braid your hair in Smokey’s Cafe 3pm-6pm on Tuesday 7th of February as part of SHAG Week. Suggested donation €2 per braid but pay what you feel – all donations go to the SU Charities RNLI & Threshold Ireland

Dirty Circus & Traffic Light Party

More Information.

 

New Postgrad Officer Elected

Your new Postgraduate Officer for the remainder of 2016/17 academic year is Colm Duffy

 

SU Card

Have you picked up your FREE SU Loyalty Card yet? Collect yours in the SU Office now and start collecting points each time you buy stuff in Sult, the SU Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café and Caife na Gaeilge. The points you collect magically turn into money, free teas/coffees and free dinners!

 

Read Sin Issue 8 Here

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

 

Become a CÉIM peer learning Student Leader in 2017/18

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, develop new skills and meet new people. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st and 2nd year Geography students. Build your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; looks great on your CV; meet new people and work closely with lecturers; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 13th February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

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

More information here.

 

Need Grinds?/Want to Give Grinds?

The SU Grinds Register

 

Academic Skills at the Library

The Library’s Academic Skills team offer a rich suite of information skills workshops as well as drop-in sessions. To see what’s available this semester, check out our Eventbrite page, below:

Jhl.eventbrite.com

 

NUIG Postgraduate Open Day 1pm-5pm Tuesday 7th February

In addition to programme stands in the Bailey Allen Hall, there will be a series of talks including SUSI, talks on Research funding, and on Changing Direction from your undergraduate degree.

Register Now.

 

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference – Be a volunteer!

We want to help students to present their own perspective on research, in a friendly yet academic environment. We need people like you to create this opportunity for students to inspire and open new doors in the research studies. We are looking for volunteers who would help organising the event which takes place on the 4th of April. Digital badges will be awarded for people who attend, present and organise. A perfect touch on your CV while you grow, explore and learn new research skills.

Come and be part of an inspirational project in an encouraging and positive environment.

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

 

What Do USI Do?

USI (Union of Student in Ireland) is the national representative body for the 354,000 students in third level education in Ireland – this includes you!

Find out what USI have been up to.

 

Do You have a Disability or Mental Health Challenge?

Career Development Centre – NUI Galway are running a free series of talks to help students with disabilities or mental health challenges to make the transition from student to employee.

Email careers@nuigalway.ie for more information/to sign up.

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Employability Workshop/Employer in Residence – PwC
  • Careers in Marketing
  • GradIreland #FYI careers showcase (external)
  • GRADchances Language Fair (external)
  • GRADchances STEM Fair (external)

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

 

Mindful Meditation

FREE Mindful Meditation Practice in room AC201 each week

  • Tuesdays 08:10-08:50
  • Wednesdays 13:10-13:50
  • Thursdays 17:10-17:50

This practice is suitable for everyone interested in practicing meditation from beginners to experienced practitioners and there is no charge to participate.

 

Open Call for Short Films: First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2017

Deadline 28th February – Filmmakers aged 12-24 wanted Apply here.

 

Stock School Book Launch

On Wednesday, February 8th final year B. Comm student Jason Walsh launches his first book, ‘Stock School, A Colour Coded Guide To Financial Trading & Investing.’ The launch takes place in the library lobby at 4pm. The book, goes into greater detail than is covered in the Stock School lectures, which Jason has been teaching in NUIG since September 2015 as part of the Entrepreneurship Society events. The book launch is followed at 6pm with a trading workshop in AC 201 hosted by Dublin trading firm Positive Equity. There will be catering at both events and all students are welcome to attend either or both events. More information.

 

FREE Cloakroom open TOMORROW

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

 

NUI Galway Postgrad Ball Thursday 9th of March Salthill Hotel

There will be a Champagne and sweets reception, followed by a 4 course meal on the night. Entertainment will be provided by Top of the Popz and DJ afterwards. It’s going to be a fantastic night! Early bird tickets will be on sale Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd Feb in Áras na Mac Léinn between 2pm-4pm for €45 and also on the Socs web store. Don’t forget your student card!

 

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

 

SUMS FREE Maths Support

SUMS offers FREE mathematics support to students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

 

SU Weekly Email 17 – 12th January 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

What Will You Do in 2017?
*Learn Sign Language
SU Sign Language 10 Week course starts 24th January
*Have the Best Summer Ever
SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Wednesday 25th January
*Raise Money For Charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 4th February for the RNLI & Threshold. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to volunteer
*Run For Election
SU Election Nominations open Thursday 16th February
*Learn To Save Lives
SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST
*Climb A Mountain
SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb Saturday 18th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

Financial Aid Fund Applications Open Monday

Semester 2 Financial Aid Online applications open on Monday 16th of January. The Fund is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies.  Applications close at 12:00noon on Monday 30th of January. For any queries please contact financialaid@nuigalway.ie

Apply Online Here.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings and SU Council

Mon 16th Jan 6pm – 8pm IT250 IT Building SU Council
Weds 18th Jan 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 19th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

For any queries about Class Reps please contact Cathal on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

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.

 

Alcohol Consumption Bye-Laws

That sneaky bag of cans at the Sparch could end up costing you €100 or more. The new Galway Bye-laws on consumption of alcohol in public places means that the Gardaí can issue a €100 on the spot fine if they catch you drinking in the streets. This goes up to €200 if not paid within 21 days and if you don’t pay in 56 days you can end up in court facing a charge of €1,500. Don’t take the risk.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

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

  • 13:00 Sat 14th Jan Champions Cup Connacht vs Zebre €20
  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Zebre €15

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

 

Postgrad Officer By Election Nominations are Open

A by-election will be held in January 2017 to fill the vacant position of SU Postgraduate Officer.

  • Nominations are open and nomination forms are available from the SU Office and HERE.
  • Nominations close 5pm Wednesday 18th of January 2017. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.
  • Election Day 11am-3pm Thursday 26th of January 2017. Please note only registered Postgrad students may vote in this election but all registered students can run for the position.

For more information in relation to the position please contact Jimmy McGovern at su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Read Sin Issue 7 Here

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

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

Change to SU Engineering Desk Hours on Fridays

Please note the SU Engineering Desk will now be open Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm during term time.

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2017 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017 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!

 

FREE Student Support Courses and Groups starting soon!

  1. Mindfulness Based Living Course Starting Wednesday January 25th  for 6 weeks 5.30pm-7pm or 7pm-8.30pm. Venue: Old Moore Institute 203, Arts/Science building.
  2. Positive Mind-set & Resilience Group Starting Tuesday January 24th, 5pm-6:30pm for 4 weeks. Venue: Psychology Building 1st floor, Group-room 1064.
  3. PhD Support Group Starting Tuesday January 31st, 6:30 – 8:00pm for 6 weeks. Venue: AM 205, 1st floor Arts Millennium building

More information and booking: www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness-spring17

 

Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include

  • EY Event Briefing (Internships)
  • Employer Presentation – ER & M
  • Careers with an Arts Degree
  • CV Skills Workshop for IT/ Employer in Residence – Fidelity Investments
  • Teaching Fair
  • CV & Interview Skills Workshop/ Employer in Residence – Medtronic
  • TEFL Information Session
  • CV Drop in for Arts

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

 

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 4th Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 4th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for The RNLI and Threshold. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm.

 

NUIG Ultimate Team (N.U.T) Futsal Event

Register for Futsal on Tuesday, 17th of January, from 12.45- 14.00 in the Kingfisher online at http://www.otc.nuigalway.ie/

Teams will be mixed and all levels of ability are welcome. You don’t need to have a team for this event. Students can register with a team or on their own.

For more information contact nut@clubs.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 24th Jan – Tues 28th March
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 24th Jan – Tues 28th March

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 25th Jan – Weds 29th March ONE SPACE LEFT
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 26th Jan – Thurs 30th March

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 50 Spaces Available! 
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 18th of February 2017 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: The RNLI &Threshold Ireland
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.

ASIST Course Now Enrolling – 4 Spaces Left

We are now enrolling students on our next Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Course (ASIST) which will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th of February. The course is free but you need to pay a €10 refundable deposit to book your space. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office now. Please note there are only 20 spaces available on the course which always books up fast. More Information.

 

Head to Croatia with NUIG Sailing Club

NUIG Sailing Club has teamed up with YachtFest to bring the students of NUIG the ultimate after exam party of 2017. On June 3rd, Jet off to the sunny Croatia with your fellow students for a sun, sail, party holiday of a lifetime. The trip is one week long and we will visit 6 of the most beautiful islands off Croatia for a wide range of activities including paddle boarding, scuba diving, sight-seeing and swimming in the warm blue waters of Croatia. You will dine and lodge on your very own luxury 50 foot yacht with 7 of your best NUIG mates and it promised to make some amazing memories. For more information, please see the NUIG Sailing Club Facebook page here: www.fb.com/NUIGSailing/  or email us at Sailing@clubs.nuigalway.ie

 

Yoga €40 for 8 Week Course

Registration is now open for our next 8 week yoga course which starts in January.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 19th Jan-Thurs 9th March 2017 COURSE FULL
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 19th Jan-Thurs 9th March 2017

Cost: €40 Pay in the SU Office or by Credit Card on 091 524810

 

Cloakroom open TOMORROW

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

 

Campus Multimedia Awards 2017 Applications Now Open: Win an Action Camera!

Do you love getting out on your bike, taking shortcuts on foot, or people watching on public transport? Have you got a camera, a pen, a mic or a good idea? Then tell us about it!

Application deadline 24th of February

More information.

 

The Lamp literary journey is looking for submissions for its 2017 Issue

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 January 31st 2017  https://lampjournal.com/

 

Contest: My Thesis in 180 Seconds in French

If you are a PhD student and you speak French, join us on the 23rd March for a very special competition that will take place in Dublin, within the frame of the Month of La Francophonie 2017. Application deadline Thursday 2nd March.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

What Will You Do in 2017?

News & Events

What Will You Do in 2017?
*Learn Sign Language
SU Sign Language 10 Week course starts 24th January
*Have the Best Summer Ever
SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Wednesday 25th January
*Raise Money For Charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 4th February for the RNLI & Threshold. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to volunteer
*Run For Election
SU Election Nominations open Thursday 16th February
*Learn To Save Lives
SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST
*Climb A Mountain
SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb Saturday 18th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

Christmas in November and a Llama as NUI Galway Students’ Union launch year of Fundraising!

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be supporting Threshold and the RNLI this year. Every year the Students’ Union selects two charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. This year’s fundraising events will include a Christmas Day fundraiser in November and a pet farm visit with star of the show Kuzco the Llama in December!

Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern said: “We are delighted to be supporting two very worthy charities this year. Students in NUI Galway have a very proud tradition of fundraising for charity. We hope to improve on last year’s total of €22,500 raised during the year”

Threshold works to prevent homelessness and campaigns for housing as a right.

Diarmaid O’Sullivan of Threshold said: “Threshold is delighted to have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from NUI Galway Students’ Union fundraising activities for the 2016/7 academic year. The funds raised will help Threshold keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.”

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.

Mike Swan, Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) at Galway Lifeboat Station said: “We’re so thankful to the NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing us as one of their two charities this year. There are so many organisations doing good work in the volunteering and charity sector and we are honoured to be singled out by the Students’ Union. Some of our volunteer crew are students and graduates of Galway colleges so we are all delighted to benefit from the SU’s excellent fundraising initiatives this academic year and we’re looking forward to working with them.”

Photo: Kuzco the Llama and admirer at SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit. Photo: Eibhlín Seoighthe
For more information, contact:
Jimmy McGovern
President
NUI Galway Students’ Union
Ph. 086 385 5502