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SU Weekly Email 16 – 10th January 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday – 8 spaces left

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

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

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

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

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

 

Registration

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

 

Sign Language Courses Now Enrolling

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

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

 

Karaoke Tonight!

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

 

Attention Postgrads

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

 

Volunteers Needed

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

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

 

Connacht vs Sale Tickets

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

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

 

Postgraduate Election – Nominations Open

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

Nomination forms are available here.

 

Exam Results

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

 

Need Help with IT Services?

 

Interested in joining the SU Team for 2019/20?

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

 

Improve Your Digital Skills

NUIG Digital Champions have the following FREE workshops coming up:

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

Register Here.

 

Mikkeller Running Club

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

 

Smart Search Sessions

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

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

 

Library Tours Today and Tomorrow

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

 

Passionate About Science?

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

 

#HackAccessSligo Registration is Open

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

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival Deadline Mon 14th Jan

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

 

Want to spend your J1 in America this summer?

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

 

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling for 2019

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

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

What Will You Do In 2019?

News & Events

What Will You Do in 2019?

*Learn Sign Language
SU Sign Language 10 Week course starts 29th January

*Have the Best Summer Ever
SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Wednesday 23rd January

*Raise Money For Charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 2nd February for Galway Rape Crisis Centre/COPE Galway

*Run For Election
SU Election Nominations open Thursday 14th February

*Learn To Save Lives
SU Life Skills First Aid Responder Course/CFR Course/ASIST

*Laugh!
SU €5 Comedy Gigs: David O’Doherty (28th Jan) & Neil Delamere (18th Feb)

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

SU Weekly Email 14 – 13th December 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Sign Language Courses Now Enrolling

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

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

 

The SU Clothes Bank Needs Your Donations!

  1. Drop the clothes you don’t need any more to the SU Office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri 10th-19th Dec
  2. Take the clothes you need at our pop up display 12pm-4pm Thurs 20th & Fri 21st Dec in The Large Acoustic Room.
  3. Any surplus clothing will be donated to charity.

More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Student Leap Cards Expiring

Don’t get a nasty fine over the Christmas – check the expiry date on your Student Leap Card now. If it’s expiring apply online now for your new one and call in to the SU Office with your code so we can print your new one. The SU Office is closing for the Christmas break Fri 21st Dec to Mon 7th Jan. You can now also top up your Leap Card in the SU office – put credit on your card or add a monthly or weekly student bus ticket and we don’t charge commission!

Apply Here.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses

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

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

 

Connacht Rugby vs Sale Tickets

Get NUIG student rate tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Sale Sharks 3pm Saturday 12th of January at the Sportsground. Use the following discount code on the Connacht website: NUIG-Sal-1819

 

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

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

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here.

EXTRA Extra Study Space

The Library have opened their ground floor training room for extra study space/PC’s until Friday the 21st of December.

Extended Library Opening Hours for Exams

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

 

Give Blood This Week

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th of December in Menlo Park Hotel.

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

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

 

Are you a Postgraduate Research Student?

The Union of Students in Ireland invites Postgraduate Research Students to participate in the National Postgraduate Living and Working Conditions Survey.

This survey aims to explore the experiences of postgraduate students in Ireland, in particular in relation to income and living standards. This survey is intended to form the basis for a campaign to be rolled out by USI and SIPTU.

We want to hear from you! This survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and will give your National Union the data we need to advocate for improved working and living standards! The Survey is available here

 

Volunteer with us in 2019!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. Here’s the events we have planned and we need as much help as possible so email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to get involved.

  1. SU Charity Comedy Gig with David O’Doherty Monday 28th January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 2nd February

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

 

Registration Open for Women Lead 2019
#WomenLead19 is taking place from 25th-26th January. This event aims to empower women at third level to run/apply for leadership positions in whatever area they so wish.
Register Here.

 

Applications Open for Student Entrepreneur Awards

There’s €35,000 in cash prizes with the overall winner receiving €10,000. Deadline to submit your 3 minute video about your business idea is 5pm Friday 8th of March.

 

Exam Results

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

 

Anti-Racism Workshop

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

 

Disclosure Training

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

 

Top-up your Student Leap Card in the SU Office

Load it up with cash or weekly/monthly tickets for Bus Éireann and City Direct and we don’t charge any commission!

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 3 – 13th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Notice of By-Election: Vice President / Education Officer

Nominations will open to fill the vacant paid position of SU Vice President/Education Officer at 10am TODAY – nomination forms will be available from the SU Office and Website. Nominations will close at 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September 2018 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September 2018. For more information contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Nominations also open at 10am today for the voluntary position of SU Ethnic Minorities Officer.

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 18th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 18th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

Win FREE Comedy Tickets!

Win a pair of tickets to see Kevin McGahern and Alison Spittle on Monday 24th of September. To enter just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie and tell us the name of your Students’ Union President. We will announce the winner in the SU Weekly Email next week.

Cloakroom Back Open Today

The FREE SU Cloakroom is back open today in the Library basement near the SU XL Shop. This free service is open 9am-6pm every Thursday and Friday during term so make sure you use it!

Sin Issue 1

You can read the first issue of Sin newspaper online HERE. The Sin newspaper editor Áine is still looking for volunteers so if you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message her via the Sin Facebook page here. Follow Sin on Twitter – their new account is here!

Some Important Deadlines

  • Mon 17th Sept: Online Registration closing for Undergraduates & Postgraduate Taught Students
  • Mon 24th Sept: Module Registration Closing for Undergraduates & Postgraduate Taught Students
  • Fri 28th Sept:       Online Registration closing for Postgraduate Research Students
  • Sun 30th Sept:    Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct:   Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge
  • Weds 31st Oct:   Module Registration closing for Postgraduate Research Students

Fees Information

Registration Information

Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tues 25th Sept!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm COURSE FULL
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm COURSE FULL
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm 1 Space Left

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café, Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie . Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

Are you registered to vote?

Call to the SU Office to get yourself registered to vote in the upcoming Irish Presidential Election.

Need Help with Programming?

ComputerDISC is a FREE Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming/software development courses. The DISC is a free service that supports all students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels in NUI Galway.

Smart Life Programme FREE Courses Now Booking HERE

  1. FREE 7 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course
  • Starts Tues 25th Sept 4.30pm-6.30pm or 6pm-7.30pm MY127 Áras Moyola
  • Learn skills to address anxiety and stress
  • Have better focus and concentration for study
  • Promotes a better relationship with yourself and others
  1. FREE Managing Your Time and Workload Course
  • 7pm-8.30pm Weds 26th Sept Library Lobby, 1st Floor, Bridge Room 1001.
  • Gain control  and balance of your time and life
  • Practical tools to work smarter – not harder
  • Have more time for the people and things you enjoy

Commuter Challenge 2018: Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now activetravellogger.ie

  • From Monday 1st October to Sunday 11th November we are challenging staff and students to ‘Reboot Their Commute’. Choose from walking, running, cycling, public transport or carpooling, or mix it up throughout the challenge.
  • Get Active & Win – Additional prizes each week for clocking up steps or KMs cycled.
  • Refer a friend and be in with a chance of winning a €50 shopping voucher & goodie pack. Enter Here.

NUIG Employability Award

The NUI Galway Employability Award is a recognition of learning and skills developed through work experience and extra-curricular activities.  It is designed to support you by engaging in employability enhancement activities beyond your degree. There will be Information Sessions on the Employability Award 5pm-6pm on Weds 19th Sept, Weds 26th Sept & Weds 3rd Oct in Áras Na Mac Léinn Meeting Rooms 1 & 2. Email employabilty@nuigalway.ie for more information.

Weds 19th Sept Student Volunteering Fair at NUI Galway

Fair of Voluntary community organizations who are looking for new volunteers. Come, chat with organizations´ representatives and choose your favourite volunteering role for the new year!

Sustainability Showcase

NUI Galway are hosting a sustainability showcase event in the O’Donoghue Theatre on Wednesday September 26th called Our Sustainability Journey.  The event will share sustainability related research taking place on the NUI Galway campus in a relevant and accessible way and demonstrate the relevance of sustainability in everyday living.  This is a free event but booking is essential so please book your ticket here

Library FREE Academic Skills Training Events

The NUI Galway Library offers an exciting programme of Information and Digital Skills workshops throughout the semester. Their workshops have already begun so get registered!

  • 3pm-4pm TODAY Thurs 13th Sept PowerPoint Workshop Register Here.
  • 9.30am TOMORROW Fri 14th Sept Smart Searching for your Master’s Work Workshop Register Here.

Coming Next Week:

Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • First Aid Responder Course

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Scarlets match NUIG-Scarlets-1819

Please note that all purchasers will have to show valid student ID on the night to gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road, failure to do this will result in payment of the difference.

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Thursday 13th of September for the new SU Officer position of Ethnic Minorities Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September.

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm on Monday 24th of September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.

Win a €1,100 Book Token

Enter at the link here. The prize draw ends on Sunday 21st October.

Contact Us

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

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

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

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students  

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their Life Skills courses for the 2018/19 academic year. Since 2009 the Students’ Union has been running a wide range of subsidised courses for the 17,500 students of NUI Galway with the aim of increasing their practical knowledge. These courses help to improve the employment prospects of students during and after college by boosting their CV’s. The courses also teach them important life skills including how to save lives.

 

Students’ Union President Megan Reilly said: “We are delighted to announce details of our Life Skills courses for the year ahead. Having attended these courses myself I know first-hand how invaluable the knowledge I gained has been. Whether it’s learning how to help someone who may be suicidal or gaining the skills to administer CPR. All of these courses help to provide a well-rounded education for our students whilst also helping them to make their CV’s stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.”

 

The courses on offer from the Students’ Union for the 2018/19 academic year include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Consent Training
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • First Aid Responder Course

 

The full course descriptions, costs and booking information can be found at: http://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union is a democratic organisation whose mission is “to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.”

 

SU Weekly Email 1 – 30th August 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to the first weekly email from your Students’ Union for the new academic year.

 

What is the Students’ Union?

“The mission of the Union shall be to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.” – Constitution of the Students’ Union

The SU is a representative organisation that is independent from the University and consists of all registered students at NUI Galway.  As the SU is an independent body, the SU officers do not have to answer to the University authorities – we only answer to you, our members who have elected us.

These are the officers here in the Students’ Union working for you this year to promote and defend your rights:

President: Megan su.president@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Education: Louis su.education@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Welfare & Equality: Clare su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Adhna su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie

Mature Students: Chuka Paul su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Taught: Cameron su.pgtaught@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Research: Jibran su.pgresearch@nuigalway.ie

SU Council Chairperson: Sabrina su.council@nuigalway.ie

Societies: Brandon su.socs@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Ryan su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies: Rían su.arts@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Science: Scott su.science@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences: Liezel su.medicine@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Business & Law: Clodagh su.business@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Engineering & Informatics: Roshan su.engineering@nuigalway.ie

International Students: Daniel su.international@nuigalway.ie

Gender and LGBT+ Rights: Alex su.lgbt@nuigalway.ie

Disability Rights: Muireann su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Lockers On Sale this Monday 3rd September

You need to register at www.su.nuigalway.ie and pay online and collect your key from the SU Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please note if you’ve booked a locker in Áras Moyola or the Engineering Buildng you collect your key from the SU desk in the Engineering building 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

 

FREE SU Diaries

Get your FREE SU Diary and handbook next week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and outside the SU Shop. We also have FREE Flirt FM Wall Planners for you.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Orientation Week 2018

Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!

Monday 3rd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, free SU Diaries, free Wall Planners, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

12pm-3pm My First Day at NUIG SU Photo Booth in foyer of Áras Na Mac Léinn

4pm-7pm Table Quiz with comedian Karl Spain at Sult

8pm till late Post Electric Picnic party with DJ Paul Belton at Sult includes Filthy Food Menu Sampling.

Tuesday 4th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Sult Takeover with your SU Officers. Free Food, Free Wristbands and your chance to ask your SU Officers anything.

8pm till late Bingo Loco at Sult

Wednesday 5th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Keys to Adventure Party with the Morganettes at Sult.

8pm till late Bongo Steve at Sult

Thursday 6th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Speed Friending with Steve Bennett at Sult.

8pm till late Daithi at Sult

Friday 7th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 10th September

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on Monday 10th of September outside the Engineering Building. There will be FREE popcorn for the first 100 people and you can vote on our Facebook page for the film you want us to show. Make sure you bring something to sit on and don’t bring any alcohol or you will be asked to leave.

 

Crisis Campout

We are holding a Crisis Campout in Eyre Square on Tuesday the 11th of September to call attention to the need for the Government to act on the National Accommodation crisis. We need affordable student purpose built accommodation in order to alleviate this crisis.

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 18th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 18th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic will reopen in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn from the week of the 10th of September. The clinic is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Glasgow match: NUIG-Glasgow-1819

Please note that all purchasers will have to show valid student ID on the night to gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road, failure to do this will result in payment of the difference.

 

Your Student Transition Officer

Gráinne Morahan is the new Transition Officer who is available to support you, if you are a first year HEAR students, Access student and or if you entered directly with a QQI/ FET qualification. Gráinne is here to help ease you into University life assisting with social, personal, financial and academic experiences. You can meet with Gráinne any Tuesday morning during term, between 10.00 – 13.00 in Room G011, Ground Floor, Block E.  You can also ring to make an appointment on 091-493 298  or email transitionofficer@nuigalway.ie

More Information.

 

Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • First Aid Responder Course

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Thursday 13th of September for the new SU Officer position of Ethnic Minorities Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September.

 

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm on Monday 24th of September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

 

Academic Skills Hub

Develop core academic skills with NUI Galway’s Academic Skills Hub at www.nuigalway.ie/academic-skills. This online resource is packed with tips and information to ensure success in your studies. You can also drop into the Library’s Academic Skills Hub desk for one-to-one support.

 

Student Leap Cards now just €10

The shiny new Student Leap Cards are available now from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. All you need to do is bring yourself, your new college ID, €10 and a smile for the photo we will take of you. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

 

Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.

 

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Louis at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

 

Financial Aid Fund opens 10th Sept

The Financial Aid 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. 

Semester 1 Financial Aid Fund Online Applications open on Monday 10th of September and close at 12 noon on Monday 1st OctoberMore information.

 

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café, Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

 

Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Áine is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message her via the Sin Facebook page here.

 

Give Blood Next Week

Please Give Blood in the Menlo Park Hotel Galway

  • 5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 4th September
  • 5pm-8.30pm Wednesday 5th September
  • 5pm-8.30pm Thursday 6th September

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

Bar Skills Training Added for SU Life Skills in 2018

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Bar Skills Training Added for SU Life Skills in 2018

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

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

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

  • Bar Skills Course

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

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

Course Content:                

1: Responsible selling of alcohol

2: Introduction to Wines

3: Spirits appreciation and theory

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

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

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

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

Course Venue: The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

Max number: 40 students

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

SU Weekly Email 3 – 14th September 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Comedy Hypnotist 8pm this Monday 18th September €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy at 8pm this Monday 18th September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).Warning: This show is not for the easily offended – get your tickets quick as this is always a sell-out event!

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tuesday!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm (FULL)
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm (FULL)
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card.

Last Chance to Win €500!

Everyone that fills out our accommodation survey at the link below before Friday 15th September will be entered into our draw and we are offering to pay one person’s first month’s rent (Max €500) or €500 if the person hasn’t found accommodation yet.

Survey Link.

€5 for 2 week Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence Course

Starts this Tuesday

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 Cardiff         €15         Saturday 23rd September
  • Connacht vs Worcester €20         Saturday 21st October
  • Connacht vs Munster     €20         Friday 27th October
  • Connacht vs Cheetahs   €20         Saturday 4th November

NUI Galway student ID Required.

Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) FULL – Waiting list only
  • Sign Language Limited Spaces Left
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga – Beginners Course Full – Limited spaces on Intermediate
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Occupational First Aid Course

Read Sin Issue 1 Here!

Sin is your campus newspaper with all the news you need to know about life at NUI Galway and beyond. The Sin newspaper editor Sorcha is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop a line to editor@sin.ie

NUI Galway Is On The March!

Join us to march for publicly funded education and investment in the grant on Wednesday the 4th of October in Dublin and don’t take no for an answer.

Education Is… Is a USI campaign calling on the Irish government and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills to make a historic long-term decision and invest in the publicly-funded third level education model. An income-contingent loan scheme is not a viable solution to third-level funding. This system will create a burden of €20,000+ debt on anyone who wishes to attend third-level education.

€2 Bus Tickets to March for Choice in Dublin

We are selling €2 return bus tickets for NUI Galway students wishing to travel to the March for Choice in Dublin on Saturday 30th of September. Bus tickets are for NUI Galway students only and will be on sale from the Students’ Union office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

The bus leaves from the Quad at 9.30am sharp and will be returning from St Stephen’s Green at 5pm on Saturday 30th of September.

For more information contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

Financial Aid Fund Information Sessions

The Financial Aid Fund (FAF) is aimed at tackling educational disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies. Applications are open now until the 2nd October; more information here: here.

It is strongly recommended that you attend one of the following short 30 minute information sessions on How to apply for the Financial Aid Fund which will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, 19th September 1pm & 5pm in the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Hall, Arts Millennium Building
  • Wednesday, 20th September 1pm & 5pm  in the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Hall, Arts Millennium Building
  • Thursday, 21st September 1pm & 5pm in the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Hall, Arts Millennium Building

The SU Meal Plan Service

The Students’ Union are now offering free meal plans through our website with a range of options like high-calorie, low-calorie and vegetarian to cater for your needs. New recipes will be uploaded every week for the entire 1st semester!

Win €1,100 to Spend on Books!

National Book Tokens are giving away €1,100 in their massive Book Bursary. Students can be nominated – or they can nominate themselves. The competition closes on Thursday 19th October. Enter HERE. National Book Tokens can be spent in thousands of bookshops and online.

Lockers On Sale Now

You need to register online first at www.su.nuigalway.ie and you can either pay online and collect your key at your leisure OR you locker will be reserved for a 3 day period during which you can call up to the SU to collect your key and pay for same. PLEASE NOTE: after the 3 days your reservation expires if you don’t call in to pay.

Please note that keys for lockers in Áras Moyola and the Engineering Building can only be collected at the SU Engineering Desk in the Engineering Building foyer Monday – Friday 11am-3pm

ALIVE Welcome Workshop

5pm Tuesday 19th September in the View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Snacks will be provided and all are welcome!

Check out NUI Galway’s new online Academic Skills Hub
Get handy tips and information on:
– Studying at NUI Galway
– How to take notes and do research
– IT and digital skills
– Doing assignments and exams

Careers Centre Events this week

  • Employer Presentations, workshops and more from Deloitte, Dell, Accenture and First Derivatives.
  • Your Degree in Science – What next?
  • Your Degree in Arts – What next?
  • Pop-up CV/Career query clinic for School of Nursing & Midwifery and School of Health Sciences.

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

#MondayMassage

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30. Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50. Advance booking is essential, call or text Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

Could you be one of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs?

IBYE is a programme run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs). The competition is open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 with either an innovative idea for a new business or an already existing business.  Now in its 4th year, IBYE has an investment fund of up to €2 million. The closing date to enter this year’s competition is Friday, 29th September 2017 and there is a €50,000 county investment fund on offer to local winners and runners-up in every single county www.ibye.ie

Comedy Hypnotist Tickets Winner

Congratulations to Rachel Guckian who correctly told us that Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh is the SU President. Thanks to everyone that entered our competition. Further congratulations to Fionnuala Horkan who won our recent Orientation competition draw and wins free tickets to all our comedy gigs this semester.

Student Leap Cards UNAVAILABLE

Sorry but our Student Leap Card machine is not working so we can’t issue any cards. We will update on our Facebook/Twitter when this is fixed.

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Andrew at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

GCN Town Hall Talks

We are co-hosting a discussion on bi+ visibility in Ireland, both within and beyond the LGBT+ community, and the specific issues facing bi+ people here with Bi+ Ireland, GCN and the National LGBT Federation 7.30pm-9.30pm Friday 22nd of September in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic will reopen in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm from Tuesday 12th of September. The clinic is by appointment only on a first come, first served basis. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café, Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

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 Launches Practical Training for Students  

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their Life Skills courses for the 2017/18 academic year. Since 2009 the Students’ Union has been running a wide range of subsidised courses for the 17,500 students of NUI Galway with the aim of increasing their practical knowledge. These courses help to improve the employment prospects of students during and after college by boosting their CV’s. The courses also teach them important life skills including how to save lives.

Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “We are delighted to announce details of our Life Skills courses for the year ahead. Having attended these courses myself I know first-hand how invaluable the knowledge I gained has been. Whether it’s learning how to help someone who may be suicidal or gaining the skills to administer CPR. All of these courses help to provide a well-rounded education for our students whilst also helping them to make their CV’s stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.”

The courses on offer from the Students’ Union for the 2017/18 academic year include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • Occupational First Aid Course

The full course descriptions, costs and booking information can be found at: http://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

NUI Galway Students’ Union is a democratic organisation whose mission is “to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.”

 

What Will You Do in 2017?

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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