NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents: Rock the Prom
- Gorgon City
- DJ Byrno and Graham Doherty
- Gin ‘n’ Juice
The 2014 NUI Galway Rock the Prom will take place on Thursday the 20th of March amid the sprawling seaside scenery of Salthill Promenade in Leisureland.
Great Music, Great Atmosphere and a College night you will never forget.
This years line up promises to make it the biggest ever music event NUI Galway has ever held.
Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 12th of March 2014 from the Students’ Union. Over 18’s event. NUI Galway students only. ID required.
NUI Galway Students’ Union Election Results 2014
Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union Sabbatical officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are: President Declan Higgins, Vice-President/Education Officer Phelim Kelly and Vice-President/Welfare Officer Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin. The students of NUI Galway also voted to keep the Students’ Union Pro-Choice on the issue of abortion and voted to support the BDS Campaign against the state of Israel.
On Thursday 13th of March students will go back to the polls at NUI Galway to elect their part-time officers and to decide on a referendum regarding the Students’ Union Position on the Issue of Couples of the Same Gender Availing of Civil Marriage.
Here are the full election and referenda results:
Higgins, Declan 1734 (elected)
Re open nominations 34
Vice President Education
Fitzgibbon, Conor 1479
Kelly, Phelim 1510 (elected on 2nd count)
Re open nominations 142
Vice President Welfare
Mc Donald 600
Ní Shúilleabhain, Aoife 1466 (elected on 2nd count)
Re open nominations 64
Referendum: “That NUI Galway Students’ Union repeal the result of RFC13/1 (position on Abortion), which mandated the Students’ Union to adopt an active pro-choice position in relation to abortion. Henceforth, the Students’ Union shall adopt a neutral position with regard to abortion.”
Referendum: “That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel.”
Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.
Please make sure you use your voteTODAY. Bring your College ID to vote in our polling stations in An Bialann (10am-7pm), Áras na Mac Léinn (11am-8pm) or the Engineering Building (12pm-4pm) and vote to elect your SU President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2014/15. Alternatively vote online between 10am-8pm if you have registered for a Remote Vote.
You will also be asked to vote in two separate referenda: 1. Referendum on the Students’ Union Position on the Issue of Abortion and 2. Referendum on the Students’ Union Position on the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel.
Fancy Jumping out of a perfectly good Plane?
If you are interested in taking part in our SU Charity Skydive this year in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC Childline email firstname.lastname@example.org the subject “JUMP” for more information. Here’s one of our previous Skydives to give you a taste of what to expect! Skydive
Vote on Thursday 13th March – Part Time Officers & Civil Marriage Referendum
Polling will take place for the Students’ Union part time voluntary positions of Oifgeach na Gaeilge, Equality Officer, Societies Chair, Clubs Captain, Postgrad Officer, Mature Students Officer and the 5 College Convenor positions for 2014/15 on Thursday 13th of March. Students will also have an option to use our Remote Vote if they won’t be on campus that day (except for Societies Chair and Clubs Captain positions). You need to register for your Remote Vote before midnight on Wednesday 12th of March.
You will also be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports couples of the same gender to avail of civil marriage.
1st Year Engineers – Recruitment of CÉIM Leaders for next year
We will shortly begin recruiting 1st year Engineering students to be CÉIM Leaders for the 2014/15 academic year. We will be holding two information sessions in place of the CÉIM sessions next week. Interested 1st Years can attend on either:
- Tuesday 11 March, 11am-12pm, Room 2034
- Wednesday 12 March, 2pm-3pm, Room 2034
Benefits of being a CÉIM leader:
Internationally recognised and looks great on your CV // Builds your leadership and teamwork experience // Allows you to work closely with your lecturers // Improves your confidence, ability to work with others // You can share your experiences and help 1st years // Hoody, lunch vouchers, pizza and parties for leaders // Be part of something new and positive on campus
Questions? Email email@example.com
Semester 2 Exam Timetables available 14th March
1. Check your personal exam timetable online
2. Also check the Amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam.
3. If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Information Desk in Áras Uí Chathail (Ground Floor).
Sin Issue 10
Issue 10 of Sin is out now and features an Election Special with interviews of all candidates. Read it online here.
Calling all gaming fans!
Still haven’t had a chance to try out PS4? Now’s your chance! PlayStation will be setting up in Áras Na Mac Léinn next Thursday 13th March so pop in to check out loads of great PS4 games, take part in challenges and win PlayStation prizes! PlayStation will also be running a treasure hunt on the day – just look for the special gold envelopes hidden around the college for your chance to win a PS4 & more.
Complete the National Student Survey – Undergrad First year/Final year students and Postgraduate Taught Students
A national Student Survey is being carried out in all Irish universities, IoTs and Colleges of Education in February and March. The aim of the survey is to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking them in detail about their experiences. It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.
What you need to know
- The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
- The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 24 February and Sunday 16 March
- It is open to first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students only
- The survey comprises 100 questions and takes 15 minutes to complete
- For every completed survey, €1 will be donated to the NUI Galway Financial Aid Fund for students.
Every Step Counts!
How many steps do you take every day? Would you like to get active using a pedometer app on your smartphone? My name is Kathryn Kearney and I am a student of Psychology at NUI Galway. I am currently conducting research on thoughts and beliefs and their influence on physical activity levels. Project Title: Thoughts, Beliefs and Physical Activity: A Smartphone Intervention.
What will you have to do? This is a three week study. Participants will be required to download a free pedometer app and a free messaging app to their phones. You will then monitor your step count for three weeks. Participants will receive daily messages from the researcher during the second week. At the end of each week you will complete a short online questionnaire and email your step count total to the researcher.
If you are interested in participating click here to find out more and sign-up.
Microsoft Free StudySmart Sessions – Presentations
Powerful Presenting – the ultimate powerpoint presentation 1pm-2pm Wednesday 12th March in AC204. Also includes a section on creating the best possible presentations, using tools you already have. Edit video and images, use transitions properly, and learn how to cheat at looking great while presenting. Register for the events and find tips here https://campus.ie/studysmart/calendarRegistration is not necessary, but you will receive a reminder on the day if you do register.
Organ Donation Awareness Talk
A talk presented by Colin White (Irish Kidney Association) and his colleague regarding Organ Donation Awareness is being held on Tuesday 11th March from 12:00-13:00 in the Larmor Theater (along the concourse). It has been organised by six second year Biomedical Science students who would greatly appreciate if you would complete their short 10 question survey here. There will be FREE lunch for early arrivals to the talk!
Diabetes Awareness Day
You are invited to join us on Monday March 10th for our diabetes awareness day. As part of our 2nd year Biomedical Science Community Knowledge Initiative we will be having an event on the concourse. Test your knowledge about diabetes and perhaps learn a few things. Fill out our survey on the day and you’ll be in with the chance of winning a cash prize. Help us spread knowledge about this disease. We’ll be near Smokeys from 11am-3pm
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.