October 2013

Month Archives

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Whats Happening

SU Working & Traveling Abroad Fair

Bernard O’Shea at NUI Galway


Will perform at the O’Flaherty Theatre on Monday, November 11. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets available from the NUI Galway Students’ Union.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Whats Happening

SU Healthy Living Week – Begins

Monday, October 28, 2013

Whats Happening

Galway Comedy Festival – Ending

October Bank Holiday

Sunday, October 27,2013

Whats Happening

Summer Time Ends

Friday, October 25, 2013

Whats Happening

Conferring Week – Ending

The Weekly Email – October 24, 2013

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union!

Working and Travelling Abroad Fair this Wednesday 30th October 12pm-3pm

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair will take place between 12pm and 3pm on Wednesday 30th of October in Áras na Mac Léinn. This free event brings together J1 Visa Companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, travel vaccine, internship and training companies to help you plan your best summer ever! There will also be a free talk in Meeting Room 1 & 2 Áras na Mac Léinn on “Healthy International Travel – What the Student Needs to Know” by Dr Gerard Flaherty.

Healthy Living Week Events

Tuesday 29th October:

  • 12-3pm Free Climbing Wall at the Sports Centre
  • 12-3pm Healthy Living Survey and info stand at the Sports Centre
  • 12-5pm Corrib Village Cages open for Games (First Come First Served)
  • 7pm Film Screening of “Supersize Me” at the Sports Centre

Wednesday 30th October:

  • 12- 3pm Healthy Living Survey and info stand at the Sports Centre
  • 12-3pm Working & Travelling Abroad Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12-5pm Corrib Village Cages open for Games (First Come First Served)
  • 2-3pm “Healthy International Travel – What the Student Needs to Know” Free Talk in Meeting Room 1 & 2 Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 4pm Discussion on Mental Health and Positive Body Image – How can the SU do more? (SU Boardroom)
  • 7pm Panel Discussion on the implementation of a smoke free campus in the McMunn Theatre

Thursday 31st October:

  • 12- 3pm Healthy Living Survey and info stand at the Sports Centre
  • 12-5pm Corrib Village Cages open for Games (First Come First Serves)
  • 4pm Students’ Union Cookbook launch

All week:

  • Discounts on Fruit in SU premises
  • Special offer Smoothies  in SU Premises
  • SU crew will be distributing healthy treats across campus

ISIC Cards now on sale in SU

We are now selling ISIC Cards in the Students’ Union office. The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only globally recognised student ID with 41,000 benefits in 126,000 locations. The card costs just €15 and lasts until December 2014. We take your photo and print it off straight away Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. https://www.isiccard.ie/about/

Next SU Comedy Gig Mon 11th Nov

Tickets for our next SU Comedy gig go on sale on Tuesday 29th October at 10am for a fiver. We can’t tell you who the comedian is yet but here’s a hint – they are very funny. All will be revealed on Tuesday.

Galway Rape Crisis Centre Collection Days

Galway Rape Crisis Centre will have their annual Church Gate Collection Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 Oct. If you have an hour to collect in your area please contact 085 2462959

Macnas parade volunteers needed!

Macnas requires volunteers to help with floats on this year’s parade ‘On the Night Journey’. Volunteers will be needed from 3pm – 8pm on Sunday 27th October. We ask everyone to dress in black jeans & tops and don’t forget to dress appropriately for the weather given the time of year. Float pushers might not be front and centre of the Macnas parade but they are a really vital part of it. We cannot offer much in return but we guarantee that volunteers will get the experience of being part of a very special, uniquely Galway event, meet some great people and become part of the Macnas story. If you are interested please contact Róisín with your name and contact details on roisin@macnas.combefore Friday 25th October.

Halloween Cycle

Critical Mass Halloween Cycle 6pm this Saturday 26th October starting at Wards entrance to NUI Galway campus and ending Spanish Arch. Fancy dress yourself and your bike!

Thesis Talk Launch

The Official launch of Thesis Talk/Trácht ar Tráchtais is in the Moore Institute on Wednesday, 30th October, at 5pm. Refreshments will be served. All welcome! Thesis Talk is a bilingual blog created by College of Arts, Social Science & Celtic Studies PhD students under Explore Student & Staff Innovation Initiative. The aim of the blog is to create and participate in an online postgraduate research community. https://thesistalk.wordpress.com/

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day

Tuesday 5 November 2013, 12 noon to 4pm Bailey Allen Hall. Over 70 stands exhibiting. Funding talks at 1pm and 2pm. Free CV Clinic: bring your CV and have it professionally reviewed. Pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day or just turn up and register on the day. Enquiries email postgrad@nuigalway.ie

Arts in Action

Free arts events on campus every week during term time.

Darts Tournament

The NUIG Darts club are holding an open tournament next Tuesday 29th October upstairs in the College Bar. Entry is free for all participants with over €100 in cash prizes. Free food and refreshments will be provided. All standards welcome, as it will be a fun night and a great chance to get to know about the NUIG darts team. Contact Michael (m.bolger1@nuigalway.ie) or Tom (t.comaskey1@nuigalway.ie) for more information.

Focus group discussion on Ireland’s International Education Strategy

ICOS and USI invite you to participate in a focus group discussion on Ireland’s International Education Strategy to be held on Wednesday November 6th in Aras na Mac Leinn, Meeting Room 2 from 5pm until 7pm

Ireland’s 2010 strategy, “Investing in Global Relationships”, set out a vision that Ireland would “offer a high-quality education, strong integration with domestic students, and an unparalleled experience that adds significant value to the career outcomes of all who are educated here.” The views of students both Irish and international are particularly important when considering some of the questions that now need to be addressed. For further details, see the review documentation  here. To confirm your attendance, please contact Colin Tannam, Irish Council for International Students: ctannam@icosirl.ie by Monday, November 4th.  Food and refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings and Training

Mon 4th Nov

2pm – 3pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Mon 4th Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 5th Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

Class Rep  Training 2

Weds 6th Nov

6pm – 7pm

ENG2003 Lecture Room 2

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 7th Nov

6pm – 7pm


Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council

If you have been elected as a class rep please make sure you call to the SU Office to register. There will be a second Class Reps Training session on the 5th of November for those who missed the first one.

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 Catherine Breslin at su.education@nuigalway.ie.

Connacht vs Glasgow Tickets

We now have €10 NUI Galway Student tickets on sale for the next Connacht Rugby home game on Saturday 2nd November at 5pm against Glasgow at the Sportsground.  

2014 Undergraduate Awards programme 

The 2014 Undergraduate Awards has now been launched and students can submit their work online, or register to submit it at a later date. Visit www.undergraduateawards.comfor more information 

Life Skills – Sign up now!                  

  • Cardiac First Responder – Thursday 31st October €40– 3 spaces left
  • Occupational First Aid – 3 day course 1st, 8th and 15th November €100 (usual price €200)
  • Door Security Procedures (FETAC Level 4) – 3 day course 8th – 10th November €110
  • Manual Handling Course – Friday 29th November €30

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Bank Holiday Monday 28th October

Please note that the Students’ Union Office, College Bar, The Hub, The Cloakroom, the SU Shop and the Library will all be closed on Monday 28th of October for the Bank Holiday. The Reading Room, Smokeys and The Wall will be open with reduced hours.

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Whats Happening

Galway Comedy Festival – Begins

Friday, October 18, 2013

Whats Happening

SU Equality Week – Ending 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Whats Happening

Conferring Week – Begins