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SU Weekly Email 5 – 28th September 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

March With Us On Wednesday!

Join us to march for publicly funded education and investment in the grant this Wednesday the 4th of October in Dublin and don’t take no for an answer! €2 return bus tickets are on sale now from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and your SU Officers. Buses leave the Cathedral at 9am on Wednesday and we will be back to Galway at approx. 7pm.

Please join the Facebook Event page here and invite your friends!

€5 Tickets for Neil Delamere

Our next €5 comedy gig is Neil Delamere & Gearóid Farrelly at 8pm on Monday 9th of October and tickets are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building desk now. Congratulations to Sophia Arndt who won a pair of tickets in our competition last week!

Free Fee Course Withdrawal Deadline TOMORROW (Friday)

The deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring any fees is this Friday 30th of September.

If you are thinking about withdrawing please contact the SU Officer Andrew if you need to chat about your options on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Life Skills Update

  • Cardiac First Responder Course  €40 (9am-1.30pm Thurs 2nd Oct)
  • Building Resilience & Managing Stress FREE Course (2pm-4pm Weds 11th Oct)
  • 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/

FAF Applications Close on Monday

Reminder: online applications for the Financial Aid Fund close this Monday 2nd of October at 12noon.

Sin Issue 2

Read issue 2 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to editor@sin.ie

Poster Making Tomorrow

Our last poster making workshop for the March for Choice on Saturday takes place at 5pm tomorrow Friday 29th September in the Art Room upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn – there will be glitter! We’ve just 9 NUIG €2 return bus tickets to Dublin for the march left on sale in the SU Office. NUIG student ID required.

Free High Vis

Call up to the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk next week to get your FREE high vis goodies – be safe, be seen!

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 Munster     €20         Friday 27th October
  • Connacht vs Cheetahs   €20         Saturday 4th November

NUI Galway student ID Required.

NUIG Vintage Clothes Fair 11am-5pm Tues 10th October

We’ll be filling our HUGE VINTAGE SALE, with only the best ON TREND 80s+90s wavy garms at teeny tiny prices! We’ll be stocking; Aztec, Plaid, Cord, Crazy, Pattern, Printed, Cropped, Oversized, Re-worked, USA Vintage, Branded Sportswear, Streetwear, Handmade Jewels, Crystals, Charms, Hats, Pumps, Sweats, Knitwear, 90’s Denim, Suede Bombers, Jackets, Coats, Shirts, Jeans, Dungarees, T’s, Sweaters, Shell, Skirts…. +so much more!

Student Leap Cards still 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.

Karaoke Tomorrow!

Our Karaoke night returns to Sult from 9pm tomorrow night Friday 29th of September and there will be loads of special offers to keep you vocal.

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.

FREE 4 Week Positive Mind-set and Resilience Course

Starts 5pm-6.30pm Wednesday 11th October in Room AMB 1064: 1st floor Psychology wing, Arts Millennium Building.

Admission Free. Book your space here.

Help us raise money for Charity!

This year we will be raising money for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! but we need your help! Domestic Violence Response is a community led organisation responding to the issue of domestic violence in Galway County. AMACH! is a volunteer run organisation which represents and advocates on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Galway city and county. If you have any time to volunteer or have any wild ideas for a fundraising event then please get in touch with us! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or join the discussion in our Ents Facebook group here.

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Graduate Jobs Fair – 3 October, Bailey Allen Hall – download the app Careers Fair Plus
  • SAP,  Sabis, Deloitte Luxembourg, BMS, First Derivatives,  Bank of America Merrill Lynch, PwC, RBK Presentations and Employer in Residences
  • Accenture CV Review
  • Science Career Meet-up

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

Create A Collage to help you Visualise Your Positive Future!

6pm-7pm or 7.15pm-8.15pm Wednesday 11th October in AC 203 on Concourse.

Admission Free. Book your space here.

NUIG Athletics Club Table Quiz
8pm Wednesday 4th October at Sult. €5 per person or €20 per table of four. Prizes for the winning team.

NUIG Global Lounge

The Global Lounge will be taking place this Saturday 30th of September in The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn from 12pm-3pm. This is a place for students to call in, relax, enjoy FREE tea/coffee, biscuits, and other delicious treats, and get to meet new people!

More info here or email: nuigcommunityconnector@gmail.com

NUIG Graduate Jobs Fair 12.30pm-4pm Tues 3rd Oct.

90+ Employers from sectors including Business, Law, Science, Arts, Technology, Health Sciences and Engineering. Download the Career Fair App called Careers Fair Plus to view employer information, floor plan, filter employers by sector, tag your favourite employers and get career advice on how to present yourself to employers .

Want to work in America next summer?

Bring your favorite hobby, sport or interest to an American summer camp and get paid to do it! The Camp Leaders team will be hosting a J1 summer camp presentation at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd of October in ‘The View’. For more info click here.

Love Your Mug Workshop

1,000,000 disposable cups are used and discarded every day. Be part of the solution by taking part in our #loveyourmug FREE workshop 1pm Wednesday 11th October in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn. The first 10 people will get a FREE ceramic take-away mug which you can design yourself. (€5 thereafter)

Examining the role of incentives in clinical trials; a study on third-level students

My name is Colum Devine and I am a final year Biomedical Science student. As part of my Final Year Project, I will be conducting a survey on third-level students. It only takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and your participation would be greatly appreciated! Just follow this link!

Attention students with diabetes treated with Insulin

It isn’t always easy managing your diabetes, keeping a record of all your blood glucose (BG) results and understanding how your activities impact upon them. Wouldn’t it be great to take some of the hassle out of your diabetes management with a system that helps you understand how everyday activities affect your BG? The CONTOUR®NEXT ONE meter and the CONTOUR®DIABETES app seamlessly connect to do just that. Available now for FREE in the Student Health Unit and Matt O Flaherty’s Pharmacy on campus.

You can also order the meter for free online at: https://www.contournextone.ie/

Stressed?

Sign up now for our FREE workshop on building resilience and managing stress 2pm-4pm Wednesday 11th of October.

More Information.

Win Electric Theatre & Garden and 44 Wristbands

Follow us on Instagram and add us on Snapchat (@nuigsu) to find out how!

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre (reopens on 2nd of October)

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

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 Is On The March!

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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 return bus tickets to the march on sale from the Students’ Union Office and Students’ Union Engineering Desk. NUI Galway student ID required.

Bus departs Galway 9am Wednesday 4th of October from The Cathedral. Return to Galway at 7pm (approx).

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.

 

GMIT and NUI Galway Students’ Union Reject ‘Not In My Backyard’ Attitude To Student Accommodation From Galway Residents

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GMIT and NUI Galway Students’ Union Reject ‘Not In My Backyard’ Attitude To Student Accommodation From Galway Residents

GMIT Students’ Union and NUI Galway Students’ Union today reject local resident and councillors opposition to the development of high end student accommodation in Galway. The resistance comes as plans to replace the Westwood Hotel with 400 beds for students have been met with heated opposition from 200 Newcastle and Dangan residents with support from local councillors.

GMIT Students’ Union Mark O’Brien stated, “The language used by residents that there shouldn’t be student accommodation in ‘our estates’ is a classic example of Not In My Backyard. Students have proven themselves to be valuable assets to any local community, and contribute to the local economy everyday. We feel that councillors jumping in on this discriminatory blockade should have heard all sides of the story first. We have an accommodation crisis spreading through families, students and other groups with rents going through the roof. This number of beds will alleviate the pressure from the 20,000 students in GMIT and NUI Galway scrambling for somewhere to sleep.”

NUI Galway Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh went on to say, “A few years ago redevelopment and increasing capacity of Trinity Hall in Rathgar was met with resistance of the local community protesting against over-concentration of students in that area. Today, the Hall that accommodates 1,000 students is well integrated into community and offers student housing in a convenient location. Diverse and well-balanced local communities have a great potential for regeneration, civic activities and engagement.”

President of the Union of Students in Ireland, Michael Kerrigan, commented, “With the integrated national approach to student accommodation reflected in regional policies, we believe that both the Council and An Bord Pleanála have been equipped with tools to ensure balanced development of the communities and take a strategic approach to spatial distribution and concentration of particular social groups, particularly students, who are particularly vulnerable group facing the housing crisis.”

The National Student Accommodation Strategy published in July identifies the importance of providing dedicated and additional student accommodation to avoid putting additional pressures on the private rental sector, particularly in and around the many universities and third-level institutions in urban areas, and puts actions in place to end the shortage. The Union of Students in Ireland have indicated concern with pockets of residents looking to prevent student accommodation being constructed in local areas, and urge residents to be mindful of damaging stereotypes of students.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Wins at National Student Achievement Awards

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union won two prizes at the National Student Achievement Awards which took place in Dublin Castle last night. The EXPLORE Programme won first prize in the Community Awareness Award category and the CÉIM programme took top honours in the Student Engagement Activity of the Year Award.

The EXPLORE innovation initiative supports NUI Galway students and staff to collaborate as equal partners to bring about positive change on campus and in the wider community. It was initiated by NUI Galway Students’ Union and NUI Galway in early 2012 and has seed funded over 100 new projects involving more than 600 students and staff. These projects have gone on to raise over €285,000 funding to date.

CÉIM is an academic peer learning programme which NUI Galway Students’ Union established in 2013. The aim of the programme is to support 1st year students to transition successfully to university, to succeed academically, and to develop networks and complete their studies. The programme was first piloted with NUI Galway College of Engineering and Informatics in 2013 and introduced in the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies in 2015. It will be offered to 20 percent of 1st year students in the next academic year.

The impact to date of the CÉIM programme is very encouraging with 80% of 1st years surveyed in 2014/15 saying it helped them settle into university. Regular CÉIM attendees achieved 9% higher grades in 2014/15 than irregular or non-attendees and were much more likely to pass the year. The Student Engagement Activity of the Year Award was awarded by CEO of the Higher Education Authority, Tom Boland.

Mr. Boland noted that “CÉIM is innovative and invigorating and shows a depth of work and understanding worthy of any project in higher education.”

The Student Achievement Awards took place in Dublin Castle last night. The Awards recognise the contribution of individuals and groups from third level education institutions across the island of Ireland.

Students’ Union President Phelim Kelly said: “NUI Galway Students’ Union is delighted to be recognised for its work in the areas of Community Awareness and Student Engagement. As a Students’ Union, everything we do is student centred and we endeavour to ensure that our members are equipped with the skills to achieve their full potential in University, and to be in a position to participate in, and contribute to, their community”

“CÉIM has been a hugely successful programme and has been an enormous benefit to students in NUI Galway. We look forward to making it available to more students in the coming years”

“EXPLORE has proven itself to be a dynamic model for enabling innovation. It has brought NUI Galway students and staff together to work on hundreds of projects that have benefitted the entire community and we look forward to watching its progress”

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SU Weekly Email 21 4th February 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

NUIG SU Galway West-South Mayo General Election Hustings 6pm TONIGHT

We are hosting a General Election Hustings from 6pm tonight Thursday 4th of February in AM250 the O’Heocha Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building. This is your chance to meet and question the Galway West-South Mayo Candidates about why they are running for election and why they think you should vote for them. There are 10 candidates confirmed to attend tonight and we will be live tweeting the hustings @NUIGSU #MakeASmartVote More Information.

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day This Saturday

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out 3pm -5pm.

NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week 8-12 February

Monday 8th February

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5. NEW SHOW! 

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 9th February

11am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

12pm-3pm Sexual Health Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Wednesday 10th February

1pm-2pm  ‘Pornography; the good, the bad and the ugly’ An interactive workshop, designed to enable participants to think critically about the messages portrayed in pornography in The View, Áras Na Mac Léinn. Lunch will be provided.

5pm-7pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension. 

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed. NUI Galway student ID required. 

Thursday 11th February

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Males) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

6pm-7pm ‘Asking For It’ – Book Club Session. Readings and discussion on the award winning novel ‘Asking For It’ by Louise O’Neill, exploring the complex issue of sexual consent. Attendees are not required to have read the book. Meeting Room 1 Áras na Mac Léinn. Food and refreshments will be provided.

8pm Lit & Deb discussion “Should Sexual Consent be incorporated into the University Curriculum?” Kirwan Theatre 

Friday 12th February

11am-3pm USI SHAG Week stand at Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

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 Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society.

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

All Week: FlirtFM Podcast Series of interviews with NUI Galway students, staff and community agencies discussing sexual consent and supports available to students who may have experienced sexual assault. 

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie and www.nuigalway.ie/safecampus 

By-Election of Convenor of College of Engineering & Informatics – Nominations Close 5pm TOMORROW

We are holding a by-election to fill the recently vacated post of Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics. The term of office for this position will be from 15th February to 30th of June 2016.

Nominations are now open and nomination forms are available from our website here and the SU Office.

Nominations close at 5pm TOMORROW Friday 5th of February. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office by this deadline. Late nominations will not be accepted. 

Election Day polling: 11am-3pm Monday 15th February in the foyer of the Engineering Building. Only students of the College of Engineering & Informatics can vote in this election. You must bring College ID to vote. 

If you are interested in running for election and would like more information please contact Phelim on su.president@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Tickets

€10 NUIG Student Tickets now on sale in the SU & SU Engineering desk for Connacht vs Ospreys 7.35pm Saturday 27th February Main Stand.

Focus Group Participants Required – FREE LUNCH!

Galway is applying to be the 2019 European Youth Capital and we need your help! We want the chance to show Europe how amazing Galway is for young people and in the process make Galway even more amazing for young people. We will be holding one hour focus groups, with free lunch thrown in,  to get your thoughts and opinions on all things Galway. If you wish to take part please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your name, phone number and the group that suits you best to attend:

  • 1pm-2pm Thursday 11th February
  • 12pm-1pm Friday 12th February
  • 1pm-2pm Wednesday 17th February
  • 2pm-3pm Thursday 18th February

SU Council Chair Election #NUIGSU16

Nominations will open at 10am on Monday 15th February 2016 for the position of SU Council Chair for 2016/17.

Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 22nd February 2016 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year on Monday 29th of February 2016. 

Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election. More Information.

Give Blood at NUIG

12pm-3.30pm Tuesday 16th February, Wednesday 17th February and Thursday 18th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. www.giveblood.ie

Will You Shave or Dye this February?

NUI Galway Shave or Dye will take place on Tuesday 16th of February and we need volunteers to donate their heads to be shaved or dyed on the day. We also need volunteers to help out with the promotion and running of the event. All funds raised on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

If you want to get involved please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Are you ready to #MakeASmartVote 

Register to vote for the general elections now! The closing date for the supplemental register is Tuesday February 9th. Galway City Council will have a Garda present in their office to get you on the register in time for the general elections. 

If you have any questions in relation to voter registration please contact Phelim the SU President on su.president@nuigalway.ie 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 35 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 5th of March in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Life Skills Courses – some spaces left

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 5th, Friday 12th and Friday 19th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 18th February
  • 2 Day ASIST Course €1011th & 12th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training now! 

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and The Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

Support the Geec

The Galway energy-efficient car (better known as the Geec) is an eco-car designed and built by engineering students from NUI Galway. You can follow their progress on their new website here: http://thegeec.ie/

NUI Galway Cancer Research & Awareness Evening

There will be a free Cancer Research and Awareness evening 7pm-9pm Thursday 11th February in Áras Moyola. All are welcome. For more information contact nuigalwaycanceraware@gmail.com

NUIG Management Masters Programme Info Evening 6pm Thurs 10th March CA118

Hear from graduates of the MSc International Management, MSc Strategy, Innovation & People Management, MSc Human Resource Management. Hear from Programmed Directors and learn about professional accreditation with CIPD. FREE FOOD! Email Gerry.campbell@nuigalway.ie to register

UnGoogle-able Quiz

The UnGoogle-able Quiz is being held on the Tuesday the 9th of February in the back of the College Bar at 19:30. Teams of four €5 a head, please arrive early to secure a table for your team.

Strength in numbers: Teaming up to improve the health of young adults with type 1 diabetes Thurs 23rd June 10am-4pm NUIG

This innovative meeting will involve key stakeholders from Ireland and around the world involved in young adult diabetes care. The event will be free to attend and will be of interest to people using, delivering and planning young adult diabetes services. Registration will open in March 2016. #T1DSINs2016

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 23rd February in the Aula Maxima (Lower) See times of classes below:

10:45am – 11:30am – All Students Welcome
12:00pm – 12:45pm – All Students Welcome

13:15pm – 14:00pm Students – All Students Welcome
Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis

Pre-Registeration Required Here.

For further information on NUI Galway Mindful Way visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway

Free Anxiety Management Workshops

Learn to manage stress and workload during the college term. This free 4 week group workshop aims to explore tools and techniques to help deal with stress and anxiety during your college year. Facilitated by Aisling Reidy Student Counsellor it starts Wednesday 17th February 2pm-3.30pm in AMBE (Psychology Wing) GO66 Training Room 2. This course is free but please book early as it’s limited to 20 people.

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

Roinn do chuid tuairimí linn.

an 3ú Scéim Teanga de chuid na hOllscoile (2016-2019) á hullmhú faoi Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003.  Is é bunchuspóir an Achta a chinntiú go mbeidh fáil níos mó ar sheirbhísí poiblí d’ardchaighdeán, trí mheán na Gaeilge. 

An bhfuil moltaí agat faoi sheirbhísí Gaeilge in OÉ, Gaillimh?

Má tá, seol do chuid moltaí ar ríomhphost chuig: lisa.nifhlatharta@oegaillimh.ie roimh 12 Feabhra, 2016

Tuilleadh eolais:                www.nuigalway.ie/sceim_na_hollscoile/index_irish.html

                                                www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020

                                                www.coimisineir.ie

Share your thoughts with us!

The University’s Third Language Scheme (2016-2019) will be prepared in accordance with the Official Languages Act, 2003, the primary objective of which is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through the medium of Irish.Do you have suggestions regarding the provision of Irish language services in NUI Galway?

If so, send them via email to: lisa.nifhlatharta@oegaillimh.ie before Friday, 12 February, 2016

More information:          www.nuigalway.ie/sceim_na_hollscoile/index_irish.html

                                                www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020

                                                www.coimisineir.ie

Sin Newspaper Issue 8

Read it Online Here.

Insight 2016 applications now open.

Learn about and tackle poverty, inequality and climate change in Ireland & Tanzania. Closing date for applications 12th February. http://www.developmentperspectives.ie/insight/

Suas Conference – free to attend! Global Citizenship in Higher Education conference on Tuesday 23rd February.

Suas Educational Development, Campus Engage, Kimmage DSC and Comhlámh are organising this event to bring together students, student societies, academics, civic engagement staff, student unions and NGOs and all those who are interested in promoting Global Citizenship in higher education.

Join us to meet a great range of people working in this area, share your ideas and experience and explore possibilities for your campus or your work.

The conference takes place from 9.30 – 4pm on Tuesday 23rd February in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8 (near Heuston Station). A limited number of travel bursaries are available to allow students travelling from outside of Dublin to join us for the event. To apply for a travel bursary please email deirdre@suas.ie Also bursary’s from ALIVE for travel (alive@nuigalway.ie).

You can register for this event through Eventbrite HERE.

Complete the National Student Survey

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.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduate
  • Taught Postgraduates

Log on to www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey.

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union to host General Election hustings for Galway West – South Mayo

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NUI Galway Students’ Union to host General Election hustings for Galway West – South Mayo

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be hosting a hustings for all Galway West – South Mayo candidates for the upcoming General Elections. The Hustings will take place in NUI Galway on February 4th at 6pm. Galway students’ unions registered over 9,000 students to vote this year alone. Both NUI Galway Students’ Union and GMIT Students’ Union are working together to get students mobilised for the elections.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has teamed up with smartvote.ie to help students make an informed vote in the general elections and aim to build on the momentum from the Marriage Equality Referendum last May.

Students’ Union President Phelim Kelly said: “Students are ready. Last May we saw just how powerful the student vote is and we will vote for the candidates/parties who have our best interests at hand. We have registered so many students that candidates simply must engage with us. Third level funding is at the top of our manifesto and we cannot be side-lined in the next government. We are delighted to work with GMIT Students’ Union on the general election. We have been working together on this since July in our pre-budget lobbying and will continue to do this even after the election result.”  

NUI Galway Students’ Union will in collaboration with GMIT Students’ Union run with the national #MakeASmartVote campaign which has been trending over Ireland with the national student hustings. Smartvote.ie has been described as a tinder for politics enabling young people and students to make an informed vote on the various issues facing Ireland’s youth today. Speaking on Smartvote Phelim Kelly said “One of the major problems with political engagement for young people is that they are not sure who or what party they should vote for. Smartvote will match the student with the candidate who has the similar ideals as them and will really give students an ownership of their vote. I am really excited to see how this will affect the election results.”

GMIT Students’ Union will host a hustings for all Galway East candidates the following week on Tuesday February 9th at 6pm. GMIT Students’ Union President Michael Kerrigan added “The student voice is louder than it has been in years, these hustings will give students a chance to raise issues as well as helping them to decide who best to vote for.

Updated event information including list of attendees can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/725831710852159/

 

NUIG SU SHAG Week 2016

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NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week 2016

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2016

Monday 8th February/Dé Luain, an 8 Feabhra

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5. NEW SHOW! 

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 9th February/Dé Máirt, an 9 Feabhra

11am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

12pm-3pm Sexual Health Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Wednesday 10th February/Dé Céadaoin, an 10 Feabhra

1pm-2pm  ‘Pornography; the good, the bad and the ugly’ An interactive workshop, designed to enable participants to think critically about the messages portrayed in pornography in The View, Áras Na Mac Léinn. Lunch will be provided.

5pm-7pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension. 

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed. NUI Galway student ID required. 

Thursday 11th February/Déardaoin, an 11 Feabhra

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Males) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

6pm-7pm ‘Asking For It’ – Book Club Session. Readings and discussion on the award winning novel ‘Asking For It’ by Louise O’Neill, exploring the complex issue of sexual consent. Attendees are not required to have read the book. Meeting Room 1 Áras na Mac Léinn. Food and refreshments will be provided.

8pm Lit & Deb discussion “Should Sexual Consent be incorporated into the University Curriculum?” Kirwan Theatre 

Friday 12th February/Dé hAoine, an 12 Feabhra

11am-3pm USI SHAG Week stand at Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

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 Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society.

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

All Week: FlirtFM Podcast Series of interviews with NUI Galway students, staff and community agencies discussing sexual consent and supports available to students who may have experienced sexual assault. 

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 and www.nuigalway.ie/safecampus 

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

SHAG week 2016 is brought to you by a collaboration of NUI Galway Students’ Union and USI with NUI Galway School of Psychology, FlirtFm, Galway Rape Crisis Centre, NUI Galway School of Drama, Theatre and Performance, ALIVE and other specified partners.

#NUIGSafeCampus #SmartConsent

SU Weekly Email 19 21st January 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 12pm-3pm this Weds 27th Jan

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 27th January in Áras na Mac Léinn. This event brings together J1 Visa Companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies and internships/training companies to help you plan your best summer ever!

Exhibitors Include: Alive NUI Galway, Bank of Ireland, AIESEC Ireland, Camp Leaders Ireland, Campus France Ireland, Junior Chamber International, Partnership International, SAYIT J1 USA, TaxBack.com, Travel Bug Ltd., USIT Ireland.

Market Stalls (because you can’t plan your summer on an empty stomach!): The Dough Bro’s Pizza, Boxty’s Load It, Men at Wok, The Pancake Factory, Brown Bag Donuts.

NUIG Alumni Election Today
Voting takes place today Thursday 21st of January from 11am-11pm by email vote to elect the NUIG Alumni member of Údarás na hOllscoile NUI Galway.

All NUI Galway Alumni who have registered with the Alumni Office should receive an email from the Alumni office this morning with a link to vote.

#MakeASmartVote General Election Hustings 7pm thisTues 26th January

This event is open to everyone who wishes to #MakeASmartVote in the upcoming General Elections. The hustings will be hosted by the USI at 7pm Tuesday 26th January in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, NUI Galway.
Each political party has been invited to send a representative to represent their party’s views on the defining issues facing students.Students and youth organisations will be able to submit questions in advance or via social media on #MakeASmartVote and candidates will be announced as they are confirmed!

More Information.

SHAG Week Hypnotist Tickets €5 on Sale NOW!

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 8th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

Take 2 Minute Survey & Win €50 SU Card Credit

Please take two minutes to complete our survey about the Students’ Union Website and you could win €50 SU Card credit to spend in the College Bar, Smokey’s, the SU Shop, the Wall or Caife na Gaeilge! Take Survey.

Exam Results
Semester 1 Exam Results will remain “provisional” until exam boards meet at the end of semester 2. The Examinations Office does not release provisional results. 
Provisional results for Semester 1 exams may be available to students via Blackboard. Please note that not all students will receive provisional results for Semester 1 exams. If provisional results are not available to you via Blackboard by the first week in February, please consult with your lecturer for advice. Undergraduate Results: Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released between Tuesday, 14th and Friday 24th June by the Exams Office

Postgraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results will be released on Friday 1st July.

NUIG Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale now in the SU

  • Connacht vs Enisei-STM 3pm Saturday 23rd January 2016 €15
  • Connacht vs Scarlets 3pm Saturday 30th January 2016 €10

EIPIC Free Screening TONIGHT!

Cuirfidh TG4 & UCÉ fáilte romhat chuig taispeántas ar shraith nua teilifíse EIPIC.
TG4 & BAI invite you to a preview of the brand new drama series EIPIC. Refreshments will be served. 
The free viewing takes place at 7pm on Thursday 21st of January in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway.

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 27th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

New Smoke-Free Zones

Would you like to be a Smoke-Free Ambassador and help spread the word about our new smoke-free zones? Please click here to register your interest.

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training now! 

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and The Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

Life Skills 2016 Enrolment Now Open

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 5th, Friday 12th and Friday 19th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 18th February
  • 2 Day ASIST Course

You can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

FREE Time Management Workshop 6.30pm Tues 26th Jan

Gain control of your time and life in this 1 hour workshop. 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 26th January in AC202. Spaces are free but limited. Book your space with james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie or just show up on the night.

NUI Galway we need your heads! (Again!)

NUI Galway Shave or Dye will take place on Tuesday 16th of February and we need volunteers to donate their heads to be shaved or dyed on the day. We also need volunteers to help out with the promotion and running of the event. All funds raised on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

If you want to get involved please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Election Countdown

Nominations open soon for the NUI Galway Students’ Union Officer Elections! If you are interested in running for one of the 15 SU Officer positions please give us a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie or see our website for more information. 

#NUIGSU16

Galway Talk to Your TD Training this Sunday 10.30am

The Abortion Rights Campaign along with Galway Pro-Choice are offering you a FREE training in how to talk to your elected representatives. The ‘Talk to your TD Training’ will give you the skills that you need in the run up to the General Election to ensure that #Repealthe8th is a RED LINE ISSUE. More information.

Societies Spring Programme Launch

At 1pm on Monday 25th of January the Societies Office will launch their 2016 Spring Programme and their 2015 Yearbook in the Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn. All are welcome to attend – RSVP socsbox@socs.nuigalway.ie

Morning Galwayville – the Cube, Áras Na Mac Léinn NUIG  Wednesday January 27th  6:30am – 10am– MC Hector Ó hEochagáin

There is a global awareness of the mental and physical health benefits in early morning dancing. Events are being held all over the world where people get up early and dance before work and its becoming an extremely popular and common event in big cities. Dancing is a way to exercise, connect to your deepest self, to feel free, to let go of pent up energy and one of the best ways to start a day. We are organising this morning session for those of you who would like to “dance your way into the day” full of health and vitality. It is obviously a sober event and there will be yoga, massage, healthy snacks and drinks and all kinds of wonderful things there. The event starts at 6:30am – 10am. Costs are €3 for students and €10 for others. Includes DJ Will Softly, herbal teas/healthy snacks from The Secret Garden Café and free Yoga with Paul Hardiman at 7am and 8:30am – one energetic class and one deep slow stretchy class

FREE Facilitated Support and Skills Groups Book Now Via Email

Provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 25th Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC204

Arts Concourse

Science Council

Tues 26th Jan

6pm – 7pm

MY123

Áras Moyola

Health Sciences Council

For any queries please contact Rebecca on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 7

Read Issue 7 of Sin Newspaper.  

Nominations close 12pm TOMORROW for election of a Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile NUI Galway

Nomination are to be received in writing ( Gearóid Ó Conluain in Room A131, Quadrangle) by 12.00 noon on Friday, January 22, 2016. Each nomination must be on a Nomination Paper signed by two postgraduate students and also signed by the candidate. The names of the candidates will be notified to voters as soon as possible thereafter.

Election Procedure: The election will be conducted by ballot, if necessary, of the postgraduate students on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in the Concourse from 10.00 to 21.00.

More Information.  

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 6th of February.

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Second Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

NUI Galway’s Undergrad Research Conference will take place on 23 March, 2016. Registration is now open for attending and presenting at the conference. To find out more please visit our website.

We are also looking for enthusiastic undergraduates who would like to volunteer for the organising committee! In addition to meeting great like-minded people from across a wide range of disciplines on campus, all committee members will be awarded an ALIVE certificate for their participation. You will gain experience in behind the scenes, learning what it takes to run a conference – great addition to any CV! Contact us today to get involved at: nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

NUIG Postgrad Open Day 12pm-4pm Weds 3rd Feb

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 3rd February in Áras na Mac Léinn 12pm-4pm. Presentations taking place during the day will cover such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 80 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services.

You can pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.

Pat Kenny Show 8th Amendment Debate this Friday

NUI Galway’s Literary and Debating Society will debate the 8th Amendment live on Newstalk radio’s Pat Kenny Show this Friday, 22nd January from 10.30am to 12.30pm from the Radisson Hotel, Galway. The Pat Kenny Show would like to invite NUI Galway students to come along and be part of a live audience during and after the debate.

If you are interested in coming along please email Gwen O’Sullivan at NUI Galway’s Press Office on gwen.osullivan@nuigalway.ie

Student participants needed for mindfulness study

You are invited to take part in a research study which involves evaluating the effects of a 6-week mindfulness meditation intervention on cognitive ability. Participants will spend 6-weeks learning about the concept and practice of mindfulness using Headspace, an app which runs on all major smartphones, tablets and web browsers and will be in with a chance to win a €100 voucher

For more information and to complete the screening form here

‘Germans and Jews Today: Living with the Holocaust?’

Public Lecture by Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Registrar & Deputy President 6.30pm Wednesday, January 27 in  Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Lecture Theatre, AM150, Arts Millennium Building.

More information: http://www.nuigalway.ie/mooreinstitute/

Ros na Rún Auditions

Ros na Rún will be holding open auditions on Friday 29th January in room 211 in Áras na nGael, NUI Galway. Contact 091-558400 or e-mail mairenic@rosnarun.com for further details.

Calling all Students – Get your work published in Hot Press and win other great prizes!

Write Here, Write Now is an exciting writing competition that aims to uncover the best new young writing talent in the country. All you have to do is write a story of Ireland in no more than 500 words – you can be as creative as you like! For further information go to http://www.hotpress.com/writeherewritenow/ and don’t miss out this exciting opportunity to get ahead in the writing game! 

4 Spaces Available on Global Awareness Programme

The Global Awareness Programme (GAP) in partnership with the Global Citizen Award is an exciting training, volunteering and awareness raising project based on 4 of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Volunteer for 8 weeks in a global goals-based project on an Quality Education, Good Health, Gender Equality or Life on Land placement in Thailand, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala or South Africa.

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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

 

SU Weekly Email 18 14th January 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Give Blood Tonight

Blood supplies are running dangerously low in Ireland. If you can, please donate blood tonight 5pm-8.30pm in the Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Galway. The recent restrictions on female donors have now been lifted. More Information.

Clubs Day TODAY

Make sure to call in to the Sports Centre today 10am-5pm to see what the many sports clubs on campus have to offer you this semester. You can also join Sports Clubs at any time during the year online HERE.

Michael Bugler Memorial Mass

The lunchtime Mass at 1.10pm on Tuesday, 19th January in the Chapel of St. Columbanus, NUI Galway will be offered for 2BCL student, Michael Bugler, R.I.P. and for his family and friends. Refreshments will be provided afterwards. All are welcome. A Book of Condolence is open at the Chapel this week if you wish to sign it.

At this time of bereavement and loss, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff or to contact the Student Support Services available on campus here.

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Weds 27th January

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2016 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 27th January 2016 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! 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 18th Jan

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 19th Jan

6pm – 7pm

O’Flaherty Theatre

Arts Concourse

Arts Council

Weds 20th Jan

5pm-6pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Weds 20th Jan

6pm – 7pm

ENG2001 Lecture Room 1

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 21st Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC204

Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council

For any queries please contact Rebecca on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 7

Read Issue 7 of Sin Newspaper.  

NUIG Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale now in the SU

  • Connacht vs Enisei-STM 3pm Saturday 23rd January 2016 €15
  • Connacht vs Scarlets 3pm Saturday 30th January 2016 €10

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

1 Day Bar Skills Course

2 Day ASIST Course

8 Week Yoga Course(Beginners Course FULL – Space available Intermediate only)

10 Week Sign Language Course

Sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card

Nominations open for election of a Postgraduate Student to Údarás na hOllscoile NUI Galway

Nomination are to be received in writing ( Gearóid Ó Conluain in Room A131, Quadrangle) by 12.00 noon on Friday, January 22, 2016. Each nomination must be on a Nomination Paper signed by two postgraduate students and also signed by the candidate. The names of the candidates will be notified to voters as soon as possible thereafter.

Election Procedure: The election will be conducted by ballot, if necessary, of the postgraduate students on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in the Concourse from 10.00 to 21.00.

More Information.  

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 6th of February.

Smoke-Free Zones

NUI Galway is now a partially smoke-free campus – with two smoke-free zones in the north and south campus.
To see why we’re going smoke-free click on the video here. 

More information.

#MakeASmartVote General Election Hustings 7pm Tues 26th January

This event is open to everyone who wishes to #MakeASmartVote in the upcoming General Elections. The hustings will be hosted by the USI at 7pm Tuesday 26th January in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, NUI Galway.
Each political party has been invited to send a representative to represent their party’s views on the defining issues facing students.Students and youth organisations will be able to submit questions in advance or via social media on #MakeASmartVote and candidates will be announced as they are confirmed!

More Information.

EIPIC Free Screening

Cuirfidh TG4 & UCÉ fáilte romhat chuig taispeántas ar shraith nua teilifíse EIPIC.
TG4 & BAI invite you to a preview of the brand new drama series EIPIC. Refreshments will be served. 
The free viewing takes place at 7pm on Thursday 21st of January in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway.

Election Countdown

Nominations open in 31 days for the NUI Galway Students’ Union Officer Elections! If you are interested in running for one of the 15 SU Officer positions please give us a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie or see our website for more information. 

#NUIGSU16

Free Once-Off Academic  Workshops to Enhance Exam Performance

$1·         Time Management 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 26th of January                       

$1·         Study Skills 6.30pm-7.30pm Wednesday 3rd February                                     

$1·         Presentation Skills 6pm-8pm Wednesday 17th February

Further information and booking email james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

Provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

Morning Galwayville – the Cube, Áras Na Mac Léinn NUIG  Wednesday January 27th  6:30am – 10am– MC Hector Ó hEochagáin

There is a global awareness of the mental and physical health benefits in early morning dancing. Events are being held all over the world where people get up early and dance before work and its becoming an extremely popular and common event in big cities. Dancing is a way to exercise, connect to your deepest self, to feel free, to let go of pent up energy and one of the best ways to start a day. We are organising this morning session for those of you who would like to “dance your way into the day” full of health and vitality. It is obviously a sober event and there will be yoga, massage, healthy snacks and drinks and all kinds of wonderful things there. The event starts at 6:30am – 10am. Costs are €3 for students and €10 for others. Includes DJ Will Softly, herbal teas/healthy snacks from The Secret Garden Café and free Yoga with Paul Hardiman at 7am and 8:30am – one energetic class and one deep slow stretchy class

NUI Galway Campus Online Forum

The Computer Society Online Forum Working Group are looking at setting up an online forum for the NUI Galway Campus to facilitate discussion, voting and debating, thus improving communication. Please fill out this survey to aid in our research.

http://goo.gl/forms/YT1Cghj4lV

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 19th January in the Aula Maxima (Upper)

Class Title: Relaxation and Confidence

See times of sessions below:

10:45am – 11:30am – Students – All welcome
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Students – All welcome

13:15pm – 14:00pm Students – All welcome
Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis

Pre-registration required visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/january-mindfulness-classes-relaxation-and-confidence-tickets-20726768322

For further information on NUI Galway Mindful Way visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway

Student presenters wanted for the national “Student Talks” conference on March 9th 2016 in UCD, Dublin.

Student Talks is an exciting new national conference series designed for students (think Ted Talks but for Students).

The conference is a half day long, with Student Presenters, Expert Speakers and Networking breaks scheduled throughout.

Student presenters each give a six minute presentation on their chosen subject. The Student Talks conference is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and it’s free to attend. We’ll be arranging buses to get you there too so register now!

Benefits of presenting:

  • Great experience and opportunity to present your work at a national conference
  • Improve your CV, and career profile
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded people.
  • You could win overall Student Talks Presenter Award and prize bundle

If you would like to PRESENT, ATTEND or VOLUNTEER at the Student Talks conference check out studenttalks.ie for all the details.

NUIG Postgrad Open Day 12pm-4pm Weds 3rd Feb

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 3rd February in Áras na Mac Léinn 12pm-4pm. Presentations taking place during the day will cover such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 80 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services.

You can pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.

Reclaim 1916 Poetry Competition

Closing date for entries 29th February. First Prize €1,000. More Information.  

RTÉ are recruiting 1916 Ambassadors

RTÉ are recruiting 1916 ambassadors for their event, “RTÉ Reflecting the Rising” which will take place in 75 indoor and outdoor venues around Dublin on Easter Monday 28th March between 11am and 6pm.

This will form part of the government’s official centenary programme with locations including St. Stephen’s Green, the Gaiety Theatre, the Mansion House, Trinity College, Liberty Hall, the Four Courts, Smithfield Square and Collins Barracks. If you are interested in taking on one of the volunteer roles on the day, please email your name and phone number and your preferred role (1916 Ambassador/Walking Tour Host) to 1916@RTE.ie  

Call for Submissions!  

The Lamp is looking for submissions for its 2016 issue (Volume 6)!

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at thelampeditor@gmail.com.  The extended deadline is January 31st, 2016http://www.sgps.ca/thelamp/

Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards Competition Closing Date 28th of January

This annual drugs education competition aims to help young people explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, young people are asked to create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article; or a poster on one of the following themes: (a) The hidden harm of alcohol use; (b) The effects of drug use. More information about the competition can be found at www.drugs.ie/awards  

What will you do in 2016?

Learn Sign Language

SU Life Skills 10 Week Course starts 19th January

Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 27th January

Raise money for charity

SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 6th February for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & Irish Cancer Society

Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 18th February

Get Fit

SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 23rd February 750m swim/5km run

Learn to save lives

SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST

Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 27th February

Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

ASIST Course now enrolling

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day skills building workshop in suicide first-aid. Ireland ranks 5th in the EU for rates of suicide with almost 500 people dying by suicide every year. Suicide first aid helps meet some of the challenges in reducing suicidal behaviour. It could help save a life. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living.

The 2 day course will take place 9am-5pm Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February in Áras na Mac Léinn and you must attend both days.

The course is free but there is a €10 deposit required to reserve your place. Spaces are limited – sign up now in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.

Learn Sign Language in 2016
Registration is now open for our 10 Week Basic Sign Language courses in 2016. The course cost is €40 (usual price €75) and you can pay in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card.

Course options are: 
• 12pm-1pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)
• 1pm-2pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)

• 6pm-7pm Wednesday (20th January-23rd March)
• 6pm-7pm Thursday (21st January-7th April)

SU Life Skills Yoga Now Enrolling

The next SU 8 week Ashtanga yoga course is on Thursday 21st January – Thursday 10th March 2016.

The course cost is €40 for 8 weeks and you can pay the course fee in the SU Office now Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. To pay by credit card please phone 091 524810.

  •  6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers – COURSE FULL
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate 

Contact Us

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

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

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