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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2018

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2018

Monday 5th of November/Dé Luain, an 5 Samhain

1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday: “Let’s Talk About Sex (baby)” stand at Smokey’s Café & “How many condoms can you pack in 1 minute?” Competition

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tuesday 6th of November/Dé Máirt, an 6 Samhain

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The Space. €10 Register in advance in SU. POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS

11am-4pm- Share your most embarrassing sex story with Journos Media Soc at Smokey’s Café for their radio show Illuminaughty

4pm-5pm Consent Movie Screening in AM250 Colm O’Heocha Theatre

Wednesday 7th of November/ Dé Céadaoin, an 7 Samhain

2pm-5pm Free Rapid HIV Testing with AIDS West in The Space

7pm-9pm “How Well Do You Know Your Hun?” with GIG Soc in IT202

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult

Thursday 8th of November/Déardaoin, an 8 Samhain

5pm-8pm “Peaches, Pears or Bananas – Loving Your Sexual Body” with Anna Keogh in SC200A

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

All Week:

  • Guess how many condoms are in the jar. Entry €1 goes to SU Charities.
  • Free Condoms and Tompax
  • Look Out For STI-nder
  • Methods of Birth Control Online
  • Journos Media Soc – Facebook giveaway for a year’s subscription to OMGYes in return for people sharing a post about sex positivity and kindness. Winner announced Thursday.

More information from/ Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Weekly Email 21 – 8th February 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist This Monday €5

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 12th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 from the SU/SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds from the gig will be going to Draíocht NUI Galway. This is part of our SHAG Week events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned!

Become a 2018/19 CÉIM Peer Learning Leader – Applications Close Monday

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and meet new people in a relaxed environment. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st year and 2nd year Geography students. Benefits: develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 12 February.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week

Mon 12th of Feb

  • 9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing in the View with AIDS West – no appointment necessary, results in 1 minute.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.
  • 8pm Comedy Sex Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 all proceeds go to Draiocht.

Tues 13th of Feb

  • 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 – Limited to 20 Students – €10 Donation to Galway Rape Crisis Centre.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.
  • 8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult. FREE Event.

Weds 14th of Feb

  • Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!
  • 9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing in the View with AIDS West – no appointment necessary, results in 1 minute.
  • 12pm-2pm AIDS West table at Smokey’s Café and Snapchat takeover
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.
  • 8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness at Sult. FREE event.

Thurs 15th of Feb

  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

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 Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! 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

 

#NUIGSU18 Elections

The full-time officers – the President, the Vice-President/Education Officer and the Vice-President/Welfare Officer – will all be elected on Thursday the 8th of March 2018. Nominations for these positions will open on Thursday the 22nd of February 2018.

The part-time officer positions of – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality Officer, Societies’ Chairperson, Postgraduate Officer, Clubs’ Captain, 5 College Convenors and Mature Students’ Officer – will all be elected on Thursday 12th of April 2018. Nominations for these positions will open on Thursday the 21st of March 2018.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm in on Monday 5th of March 2018. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

Your full guide to running for SU Elections 2018/19 is available HERE.

 

FREE ICE CREAM TODAY!

Today the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are on NUI Galway campus handing out FREE ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. For a chance to win come visit them outside the library for TODAY only. Follow #StudentSwitchOff for more details.

 

Read Sin Issue 8 Here!

To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

A Reminder from An Garda Síochána that they have a zero tolerance approach with regards to excessive drinking, drug abuse and public disorder in Galway.

Excessive drink/drug abuse and public disorder will lead to one or more of the following:

  • Fixed Charge Notice
  • Arrest
  • Charge Sheet or Summons to Court
  • Fines of up to €1,500
  • Criminal Conviction
  • Imprisonment

The Implications of a Criminal Conviction:

  • You won’t get a J1 Visa
  • You may not get future employment
  • Expelled University for Breach of Student Code of Conduct
  • Impact on Garda vetting for future employment

Galway Bye-laws on consumption of alcohol in public places:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Please act responsibly and respectfully. Look after yourselves and each other.

 

Give Blood at NUIG Next Week

2pm-5.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Bailey Allen Hall organised by Sláinte Society.

 

Have You Taken the Student Survey Yet?

The survey is open to all First Year and Final Year Undergraduate students, and students on Taught and Research Postgraduate programmes. It runs from 5-25 February, 2018.

 

FREE Event Critical Thinking: The Evaluation of Information

14:30-15:30 Thurs 15 Feb in the library. Register here

 

How many steps a day do you do? Could you handle 10,000?

The Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge is happening from Monday 26th February to Friday 23rd March. Students and staff from colleges throughout the country will get out walking in this fun event to win prizes, get fitter and use their feet as a sustainable form of transport. Sign up your team of 3-6 people now!

 

FREE Mindfulness Based Living Course starts Weds

Starts Wednesday February 14th for 6 weeks 5pm – 6:30pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm in MY123, Áras Moyola

  • Learn skills to address anxiety and stress
  • Have better focus and concentration for study
  • Be more confident and self-aware
  • Promotes a better relationship with yourself and others

 

The Academic Writing Centre is now open
You can drop into the AWC to get help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism. Opening hours: 11am-1pm and 6pm-9pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights).

Our Editing Competition is now live, head to @AwcNUIG #EditMeNUIG Details.

 

Meet & Walk Group

There’s a new meet and walk group every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday leaving from outside the Sports Centre at 1.05pm – all welcome to join the 45 minute walk!

Do you have an idea for a product or service? 
NUIG’s EntreSoc Start-Up School is where all students are welcome to pitch ideas, form teams, and build amazing start-ups all over the course of 5 weeks. The competition will start in G018 in the Alice Perry Engineering Building at 6.30pm on Thursday 8th of February. There’s a top prize of €3,000.

 

Please complete Irish Language Education Survey/Suirbhé ar Oideachas na Gaeilge

 

Are you an NUI Galway or NUI graduate living in Ireland or overseas?

Are you registered to vote in Seanad Éireann elections? The deadline to be added to the NUI Seanad voter register is Monday 26th February.

Go to http://www.nui.ie/elections/seanad-register.asp to download the registration form. It must be printed, signed and posted to the Records Office, National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 or sent as a scanned copy to records@nui.ie before Monday 26th February 2018. Overseas graduates are eligible to vote in Seanad elections too.

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 12th Feb 6pm – 8pm AM250 O’Heocha Theatre Arts Millennium SU Council
Tues 13th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 14th Feb 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 15th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

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

 

NUI Galway 8K FREE Meet & Train Sessions 

The NUIG Galway 8k in aid of Jigsaw Galway will be held on Saturday 10th March on the NUI Galway Campus starting at 10am at the Kingfisher Club and finishing at the Quadrangle. There are free meet-and-train sessions on at 1pm each Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and also Wednesdays at 6pm departing from the Sports Centre on the NUI Galway campus.

 

Smart Searching for your Assignments Free Classes Begin 13th Feb 2018

The Academic Skills Hub in the library are running drop-in classes for students on Smart Searching for your Assignments. These sessions will cover:

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

Running Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11am-11:30am and Thursday 2pm-2:30pm, these short sessions will be held in the library training room on the ground floor of the library. No need to sign-up. For more info contact: academicskills@nuigalway.ie

 

Transition to Employment #getjobready

Transition to employment is open to students with a disability or experiencing anxiety, stress, depression or other mental health challenges.

  1. Launch 1pm-2pm Thurs 8th Feb in GO10 Library Lobby beside soft seating.

Get support and advice as you prepare to leave college and progress in your career.

  1. Disclosure Session 1pm-2pm Thurs 15th Feb in GO11 Library Lobby beside soft seating.

Learn how/when to disclose your disability/mental health challenge during the job hunting process. Confidentiality is assured.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets On Sale Now

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

  • 19:35 Fri 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 19:35 Fri 16th Feb vs Zebre €15

 

Life Skills Courses Update

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

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 3 Spaces Left!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

 

Tickets for the NUIG Postgrad Ball are on Sale Now

 

Contact Us

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

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

 

Rapid HIV Testing Clinics at NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week

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Rapid HIV Testing Clinics at NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their SHAG Week (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) events which will include free confidential rapid HIV testing with AIDS West. The Rapid HIV Test is remarkable as it gives a HIV result in less than a minute – it is the world’s fastest HIV test. Worryingly the numbers of new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland have increased by 35% since 2011. Early diagnosis is also key, as HIV is often transmitted by people who are unaware that they are HIV Positive. The World Health Organisation estimates that 30% of people living with HIV do not know their status.

 

No appointment is necessary and all are welcome to attend the clinics 9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm on Monday 12th or Wednesday 14th of February in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway. Contact AIDS West on 091 566 266 or email info@aidswest.ie to find out more or to book an appointment if you prefer.

 

Other free events during the week include a charity comedy hypnotist gig, disclosure training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre, the Dirty Circus and Sex Toy Bingo which is nothing like the bingo your Granny might attend! The free, on campus, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic will have extended hours during SHAG Week. The Students’ Union will also distribute free condoms to all students.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union seeks to educate students about safe, consensual sex and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections through initiatives such as their SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance) campaigns.

 

Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare Officer Megan Reilly said: “We are delighted to be working with AIDS West to bring this free and confidential service to campus for the first time. I would encourage people to get tested if they have concerns over their HIV Status. We’re looking forward to working with AIDS West in the future by having more regular testing on campus and also providing information and education.”

 

Manager of AIDS West, Joe McDonagh added: “We are very grateful that we have received funding from the Galway City Council Health Ireland Pobal Fund, which will allow us to roll out our Free Confidential Rapid HIV Testing service. We are working closely with our colleagues in the Infectious Disease Clinic at University Hospital Galway as we are very aware that there is considerable under detection/reporting of HIV, therefore there is a much greater need for accessible free HIV testing.”

 

ENDS

For more information, contact:

Megan Reilly

Vice-President / Welfare Officer

NUI Galway Students’ Union

Ph. 091 493 570 / 086 385 3659

 

Full timetable of events available here:

http://su.nuigalway.ie/shag-week/

SHAG Week

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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2018

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2018

Monday 12th of February/Dé Luain, an 12 Feabhra

9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing in the View

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

8pm Comedy Sex Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 all proceeds go to Draiocht.

Tuesday 13th of February/Dé Máirt, an 13 Feabhra

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 – Limited to 20 Students – €10 Donation to Galway Rape Crisis Centre.

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

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult. FREE Event.

Wednesday 14th of February/ Dé Céadaoin, an 14 Feabhra

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

9.30am-12pm & 1pm-4pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing in the View

12pm-2pm AIDS West table at Smokey’s Café and Snapchat takeover

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness at Sult. FREE event.

Thursday 15th of February/Déardaoin, an 15 Feabhra

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

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 Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus. Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy

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NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 12th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre.

All proceeds from the gig will be going to Draíocht Nuig

This is part of our SHAG Week events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned!

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

NUI Galway Students’ Union Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week 2018 runs from Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February.

Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance Week 2017

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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2017

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2017

Monday 23rd of October/Dé Luain, an 23 Deireadh Fómhair

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

6pm-7pm Queer Sex Ed with GiG Soc, in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn.

Tuesday 24th of October/Dé Máirt, an 24 Deireadh Fómhair

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

6pm-8pm Let’s Talk About Sex (Toys) – In conversation with Shawna Scott of Sex Siopa in AC202.

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult

Wednesday 25th of October/ Dé Céadaoin, an 25 Deireadh Fómhair

11am-2pm Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Stand in Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm ‘Asking for it’ Consent workshop with FREE pizza in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

Thursday 26th of October/Déardaoin, an 26 Deireadh Fómhair

4pm-6pm Menstural Health Workshop in The Cube.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

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 Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus. Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

SU Weekly Email 8 – 19th October 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week FREE Events!

Mon 23rd Oct

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

6pm-7pm Queer Sex Ed with GiG Soc, in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn.

Tues 24th Oct

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

6pm-8pm Let’s Talk About Sex (Toys) – In conversation with Shawna Scott of Sex Siopa in AC202.

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult

Weds 25th Oct

11am-2pm Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Stand in Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm ‘Asking for it’ Consent workshop with FREE pizza in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

Thurs 26th Oct

4pm-6pm Menstural Health Workshop in The Cube.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

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 Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

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

 

Equality Week FREE Events TODAY

  • 12pm-2pm The EqualiTeam will be handing out Repeal the 8th Amendment badges. Stop us to ask any questions.
  • 5pm Choice Soc will have speakers talking about why they are pro-choice and what repealing the 8th Amendment means to them. All are welcome in AC201.
  • 7pm-till late A Stevening with Steven Sharpe & Steve Bennett at Sult. FREE Admission, songs, pizza, comedy, games, guests and surprises.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union RUNDAY!

Run, jog, walk or crawl charity 5k at NUI Galway 10am Sunday 12th of November.  All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

Early Bird Sign up: €5 students or €10 staff/public until 31st October. SIGN UP HERE.

Chip Timed and goodie bags will be provided to all competitors. Free training programme available on our website here.

 

Win Tickets to See Chris Kent and Steve Bennett

Our next €5 Comedy gig is Chris Kent and Steve Bennett at 8pm on Monday 20th of November. If you’d like to win a pair of tickets just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your favourite photo of NUI Galway. We’ll announce a winner in the weekly email next week.

 

Anti-Racism Training €5 Next Wednesday

We still have some spaces left on our Anti-Racism training course next Wednesday 25th October with Galway One World Centre. 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”.

 

Extended Hours at FREE STI Clinic next Week

During SHAG Week the FREE STI Clinic will be open 5pm-7pm next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

 

Connacht Rugby Cheap Tickets!

We are selling reduced rate NUI Galway student tickets from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk for the following matches:

  • Connacht vs Worcester €20         Saturday 21st October
  • Connacht vs Cheetahs   €20         Saturday 4th November

NUI Galway student ID Required.

 

Poverty, Inc. FREE Film Screening

Award winning documentary looks at what happens to countries after an emergency and international aid step in. 5pm-7pm Tuesday 24th of October in CA005 Cairnes Building, Ground Floor. Sign up for food and learn more here.

 

NUIG Athletics Club Beginners Competition

6pm-7pm Thursday 26th October in Dangan. This is your chance to try out various events such as 100m, 800m, shot putt and long jump. There will be prizes for first male and female in each event.

 

Free Bike Lights Next Week

As part of the Smarter Travel Campus Light Up Your Life campaign we will have a limited amount of FREE bike lights available from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk. Please note that these lights are suitable for use as back up only and should not be a cyclist’s primary set of bicycle lights.

 

Class Reps Meetings Next Week

Mon 23rd Oct 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 23rd Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Andrew at su.education@nuigalway.ie.

 

Sin Issue 3

Read issue 3 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to editor@sin.ie

 

8×8 FREE Festival at NUIG 23-27 October

The 8×8 Festival returns to NUIG (Oct 23-27) raising awareness of refugee rights and how everyday freedoms we take for granted are being denied to millions of humans around the world. As well as an outdoor photo exhibition we will be calling on students to sign a petition to make NUIG more accessible for refugees and asylum seekers. The week will also include a free screening of an inspiring short documentary, creative interactive activities to get you thinking and talking, guest speakers and speed-activism! All events are free and some even include some yummy treats!

 

Give Blood in Galway this October

  • 17:00-20:30 Thursday 19th & 12:00-15:30 Sunday 22nd October in the Clybaun Hotel
  • 17:00-20:30 Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October in the Menlo Park Hotel
  • 17:00-20:30 Tuesday 31st October in the Clayton Hotel

 

FREE Cloakroom Open Today!

The SU FREE Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm this semester. It’s located beside the Students’ Union XL Shop near the Bialann.

 

Monday Massage For NUI Galway Students

Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30. Advance booking is essential, call or text Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Cardiac First Responder Course  €40 (9am-1.30pm Thurs 2nd Nov)
  • Anti-Racism Training  €5  (10.15am-1.30pm Weds 25th Oct)
  • Disclosure Training  FREE Course (10am-1.30pm Tues 7th Nov)
  • Occupational First Aid Course  €100 (9am-5.30pm Fri 3rd Nov, Fri 10th Nov & Fri 17th Nov)
  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1,30pm Sat 25th Nov)

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

 

Visit your secondary school as an Ambassador

The programme was created because it was felt that current students are the best people to help break down any myths or barriers that secondary students may have about university.

To volunteer please sign up online here.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Encourages Students to use free STI Clinic

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Encourages Students to use free STI Clinic

NUI Galway Students’ Union is encouraging new and returning students to use the free, on campus, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic in the NUI Galway Student Health Unit. The Students’ Union secured funding for the Clinic two years ago and the Clinic is available 5pm-7pm every Tuesday and Wednesday evening by appointment. The STI Clinic will have extended hours during the Union’s SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance) Week campaigns.

The rates of STI’s in Ireland is still greatest among the under 25 age bracket. There are 25 different types of STI’s which include chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and pubic lice. Many people with STI’s do not display symptoms which is why it is so important to get tested regularly if you are sexually active. STI’s can have long term complications such as infertility and can be passed on even when you don’t display any symptoms.

NUI Galway Students’ Union seeks to educate students about safe sex and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections throughout the year by distributing free condoms and running their SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance) Week campaigns.

Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “It is vital that sexual health issues are not viewed as embarrassing and that all sexually active students are able to get tested regularly. We are delighted with the uptake at the free STI Clinic so far and encourage all NUI Galway students to use this great facility.”

 

SU Weekly Email 21 – 9th February 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

David O’Doherty Just 100 Tickets Left!

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.

Become a CÉIM peer learning Student Leader in 2017/18 DEADLINE MONDAY 13th FEB

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

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2017

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

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 February and close at 5pm on Wednesday 1st of March. The election takes place on Thursday 9th of March.

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

Election Guide.

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)

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Thurs 9th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 20th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC201 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 21st Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 22nd Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 27th Feb 6pm – 9pm IT250 IT Building SU Council

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

 

Read Sin Issue 9 Here

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

 

Reminder: Consumption of Alcohol in Public Places

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.

 

Give Blood at NUIG Next Week 12pm-3.30pm Weds & Thurs in Bailey Allen Hall

More Information

 

The Academic Writing Centre is Open Again
You can drop in to the AWC to get FREE help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Opening hours: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights).

 

USI Officer Board Elections 2017

Enjoy national student representation? The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is looking for student leaders to run for the next USI Officer board!

Nominations for the USI Officer board elections are now OPEN and any registered student in a USI member college can run for any of the Officer board positions.

For more information visit www.usi.ie/elections

 

New Agony Aunt Show starts Thursday 9th February 12 pm on Flirt FM 101.3 and www.flirtfm.ie

Need some advice?  Flirt FM 101.3 is here to help. Our agony aunt Josephine O Halloran is a counsellor, psychotherapist and relationship counsellor with over 20 years’ experience. She works with individuals and couples, covering issues such as anxiety, depression, bullying, abuse and relationship issues including. Each Thursday from midday she will be answering your questions and giving advice on different topics relevant to students ranging from exam stress to sexual health and wellbeing, as well as speaking to expert guests about various therapies available. If you have a problem you would like advice of email in confidence to info@flirtfm.ie  with the subject ‘Agony Aunt’ or text 083 433 1013.

 

Iarnród Éireann and NUIG ID Cards

Remember because there are no expiry dates on NUI Galway ID cards Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail will only accept NUIG ID as proof of being a student 4 years from issue date i.e. if your ID starts with 14 (issued 2014) they will stop accepting it in 2018.

This is not great if you are doing a long course, took a year out or are back studying after break etc. BUT we are talking to the University about getting expiration dates on the ID cards again!

In the meantime we sell the Student Leap Card for €10 in the SU. They will take that as proof of your “studenthood”

 

The NUI Galway Presidential Award for Volunteering, the ALIVE Certificate can be yours!

Deadline for application: 14th of March 2017. Volunteer now for at least 10 hours and you can achieve the award. Volunteer roles with a variety of organisation, times and locations: www.nuigalway.ie/alive

Transport available! Email alive@nuigalway.ie with your questions or for support to volunteer. Certificate Information

 

GiGSoc Rainbow Week 13th-16th February

More Information.

 

Please Complete Survey for National Strategy to Reduce Suicide

Over the years many people in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon have either been directly or indirectly affected by suicide which has a devastating effect on families and the community.
Connecting for Life is Ireland’s national strategy to reduce suicide 2015 – 2020. The HSE, in partnership with community, voluntary and statutory organisations, is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. We want as many people as possible to have their say about what should be included in this plan.
Please take a few minutes to answer the questions below. Your responses are anonymous.

Survey Link

Leagan Gaeilge

 

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference – JOIN US!

This inspiring event will take place on the 4th of April in NUIG. Students of all faculties and disciplines, in any year, are encouraged to participate and get involved either through presenting your own research, attending the conference or by volunteering. Volunteers like you are needed to help with the organisation of this event. Anyone involved with this event will be awarded a digital badge for attendance, presenting or for organising it. This is a great opportunity to learn more about research studies and develop research skills in a friendly, fun yet academic environment.  Sign up as volunteer here or Contact us: nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

 

Complete the National Student Survey – win an iPad

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. Make sure you take part and have your say and you could win an iPad! It only takes 8 minutes and it will make a big difference to life at NUI Galway.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduates
  • Taught Postgraduates

Click on www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey before the 26th of February.

 

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

More information here.

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Revenue Commissioners are Hiring
  • SITA – A Day In The Life Of A Graduate
  • CV Review pop-up – drop in
  • First Derivatives Roadshow
  • Employer Presentation – First Derivatives
  • Diversity after University – LGBTQ in the workplace

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

 

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.

 

Undergraduate Students Required

Undergraduate students required to partake in research project titled ‘Eyewitness Memory’ – A study designed to assess predictors of eyewitness identification accuracy.

Contact: n.sylver1@nuigalway.ie

#MondayMassage

#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 Wellness room – through The Hub. Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book www.aTensionSeeker.ie

 

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.

 

Undergraduate Students Required 

I am a psychology student looking for participants for my study titled “Investigative learning and memory using a Street Artist Paradigm”. Participation is open to all undergraduate students on a voluntary basis. SONA credits will be awarded to 1st and 2nd year psychology or psychological studies students.

If you wish to take part or would like more information please contact a.soye1@nuigalway.ie

 

Hardiman Phd scholarships

Closing Date Friday 17th February http://www.nuigalway.ie/hardiman-scholarships/

 

Recall of Auditory Incidents; Cross-Modal Memory Impairment

A study focused upon explaining and improving components of the Cognitive Interview.

Calling ALL Undergraduate Students to partake, psychology students will receive 2 SONA credits.

Study Link Or Contact: L.OSHEA5@nuigalway.ie

 

Need Grinds?/Want to Give Grinds?

The SU Grinds Register

 

Improve Your HEALTH and VITALITY

This four-week programme is being conducted within the School of Psychology to investigate the use of mobile smartphone apps in encouraging healthy food attitudes and behaviours. If you are a student, 18 – 25 years of age, we invite you to take part. Participation involves One 30 minute on-campus introductory session of online questionnaires and games. Four weeks of mobile app use and completion of activities (only a few minutes each day). One 30 minute closing session taking place 28 days after the introductory session. Being entered into a draw to win one of two €100 One4all gift cards. To register your interest or learn more, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/NUIGvitality

 

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.

 

Oral Contraceptive Pill & Mobile Phone Intervention Research:

Postgraduate Psychology student looking for female participants in a short online survey. The research is investigating the use of smartphone applications and how they may be effective in reminding one to take their oral contraceptive pill. The survey is online, takes no longer than 5 minutes and is completely anonymous!

Survey Link. Any queries feel free to e-mail: N.GRIER1@nuigalway.ie

 

Student Multimedia Awards Entry Deadline 24th February

More Information

 

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.

 

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance) Week 2017

News & Events

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2017

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2017

Monday 6th of February/Dé Luain, an 6 Feabhra

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 – Limited to 20 Students – €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/Dé Máirt, an 7 Feabhra

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/ Dé Céadaoin, an 8 Feabhra

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

1pm-2.30pm Smart Consent Workshop in The Stage, Áras na Mac Léinn. FREE Course with FREE Pizza/lunch. Limited spaces.

2.30pm-4pm Smart Consent Workshop in The Stage, Áras na Mac Léinn. FREE Course with FREE Pizza/lunch. Limited spaces.

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/Déardaoin, an 9 Feabhra

12pm-2pm Smart Consent Workshop in the SU Boardroom. FREE Course with FREE Pizza/lunch. Limited spaces. 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/Déardaoin, an 10 Feabhra

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. Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie