Please Support NUI Galway’s Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Campaign 2015
Most people know somebody who has been affected in some way by cancer. On the 16th and 17th of February 2015 NUI Galway staff and students are getting together to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Please get involved by attending the events, taking part in NUI Galway Shave or Dye, volunteering to help at events or donating what you can. All funds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society, Cancer Care West, Galway Hospice and NBCRI.
Please like and share the campaign Facebook Page
Timetable of Events:
- 7pm-9pm Monday 16th February Free choral concert in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your tickets here.
- 10am-1pm Tuesday 17th February Coffee morning and poster presentation on the work being done at NUI Galway to fight cancer
- 2pm-5pm Tuesday 17th February NUI Galway Shave or Dye in the College Bar with Today FM, Fat Tony’s and Zenith Hairdressing. Register now to Shave or Dye by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out and returning the registration form here.
- 7pm-9pm Tuesday 17th February Public Lecture Night, Panel Discussion and Reception in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your FREE ticket here.
If you would like to volunteer to help out at the events you can sign up HERE
For more information please contact email@example.com
NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 2015
On Saturday 28th February the NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb will be taking place in association with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. The event will be raising money for Console and BeLonG To the Students’ Union nominatied charities for 2014/15. Croagh Patrick is situated near the town of Westport, Co. Mayo and rises to a height of 762m above sea level.
To take part you need to fill out a registration form and return same to the Students’ Union Office. We will then give you a sponsorship card. Participants need to raise a minimum of €40 to take part in the event and this will include return bus and a free t-shirt. All funds raised must be returned to the Students’ Union office by 5pm on Thursday 26th of February.
Provisional Event Timetable:
9.30am SHARP Bus leaves from the Quad
11am Bus Arrives at Croagh Patrick. Final Briefing.
11.30am Climb Begins
1.30pm Lunch break and photos at the top of Croagh Patrick
2pm Descent Begins
4pm Bus leaves Croagh Patrick
5.30pm approx. Bus arrives at the Quad
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
Before you can board the bus you must have all of the following items:
Walking boots (with ankle support!) PLEASE NOTE: Runners, hiking shoes, shoes and Doc Martens are not permitted as they provide no grip or ankle support.
Trousers (not Jeans)
Waterproofs (no Ponchos)
Hats and Gloves
Food and Drink (at least 1.5 litres of drinking water/fluids)
Spare Clothing and Shoes
Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.
What will you do in 2015?
$1· Have the Best Summer Ever
$1· Raise money for charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 7th February for Console & BeLonG To
$1· Run for Election
$1· Get Fit
SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 24th February 750m swim/5km run
$1· Learn to save lives
SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST
$1· Climb a Mountain
SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 28th February
$1· Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Student Email Access Problem – Use your Campus Account (Blackboard) password
Some students cannot access their student email account. Impacted students had two passwords – one password for their campus account (Blackboard) and a different password for their student email account. The change implemented on January 7th, replaced a student’s email password with their Campus Account (Blackboard) password.
If you cannot access your student email account, please ensure you are using your Campus Account (Blackboard) password to log in to your student email account.
If you have forgotten your Campus Account password, you can reset your password using CASS –https://cass.nuigalway.ie.
Should you experience any further difficulties, please contact the Service Desk on 091 495777 Email email@example.com
Volunteers needed for SU Charity Collection Day
We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 7th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Console and BeLonG To. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 7th of February.
SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training Now!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. 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: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office and collect your Sponsorship Card shortly. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan which starts on Monday 19th of January to get you ready on our website.
Sin Issue 7 Out Now!
Mature Students Clinic
There will be a drop in clinic for Mature Students 2pm-4pm every Wednesday from 21st of January onwards in the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell on email@example.com
Volunteer this year!
Students that volunteer can earn the NUI Galway President’s Award for Volunteering, the ALIVE Certificate. There are a wide range of new opportunities weekly in Galway, explore the options here: www.nuigalway.ie/alive To volunteer right here on campus to develop our academic community, students are invited to join the first ever NUI Galway Undergraduate Research Conference organising committee, volunteer here: https://cki.nuigalway.ie/organisation/view/304
Increase in Thefts of Bikes from NUI Galway
The Gardai have been in touch with us regarding the increase in bike thefts from NUI Galway. They warned that students using inferior, cheap locks are leaving themselves open to theft. If you are leaving your bike overnight or over the weekend please use the Bike Compound near the Bank of Ireland. This compound is purpose built, accessible only with your ID card and near the University Security office. Please invest in a good lock for your bike and take a note of the serial number on your bike so that you can report this to the guards in the event that it is stolen.
Class Reps Meeting Update
Mon 19th Jan
6pm – 8pm
IT Building (1st Floor)
Tues 20th Jan
6pm – 7pm
Weds 21st Jan
Students’ Union Exec Office
Áras na Mac Léinn
Weds 21st Jan
6pm – 7pm
ENG2001 Lecture Room 1
Thurs 22nd Jan
6pm – 7pm
Financial Aid Fund 2015 Applications now open
Applications for the Financial Aid Fund in semester two will close on Friday the 30th of January. Please note this is only for students who have not applied or been assessed in the first semester. More Information.
If you have any queries about the Financial Aid Fund please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Connacht Rugby Student Tickets
- Connacht vs Exeter Chiefs 3.15pm Sunday 18th January €15 on sale in the SU and from the Engineering Desk
Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Now Open
- Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February
- Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February
You can sign up now in the SU Office (10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm) or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.
Any Questions? Just Ask?
The Library staff are always happy to answer any questions you might have about finding information for your assignments or study, or about using the library’s services. To make it even easier for you to get help, they will be out in the library foyer (by the easy seating to the left of the Library & IT Service Desk) from 11 to 11.30 every day next week (January 19th-23rd). Drop along with any questions and they’ll be delighted to help. More information at: https://hardimanlibrary.blogspot.ie/2015/01/any-questions-just-ask.html
- Wednesday 28th January Commerce Ball – Business Society email@example.com
- Monday 2nd February Masquerade Ball – Italian Society firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday 4th February Engineering & Nursing Ball – Engineering Society email@example.com
- Wednesday 11th February Law Ball – Law Society firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday 11th February Arts Ball – Cumann Staire email@example.com
- Thursday 12th February Rainbow Ball – Gig Soc firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursday 5th March Postgrad Ball – Microbiology Society email@example.com
- Tuesday 31st March Alive Certificate Ceremony – Alive Office firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tuesday 31st March Societies Awards – Societies Office email@example.com
The Gift of Healthy Feet: Shoe Drive for the Homeless Deadline Tomorrow
Podiatry students and staff at NUI Galway are going to provide podiatry services and new shoes and socks to homeless people in Galway this winter. This is part of an EXPLORE project in association with COPE Galway and Galway Simon Community. Please help by donating any style of new or unworn men’s shoes and new socks. Donation deadline this Friday 16th January 2015. On-campus donations are welcome at the Students’ Union in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information, see https://on.fb.me/1zyYMga or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In this month’s NUI Galway Student Health 101
Small steps to big fitness: A little goes a long way
Sexual assault on campus: Real-world stories and how you can provide support
Smartphones, love them or hate them? What’s your relationship with devices? Please share in this week’s poll.
Find out more – and enter the January draw for €750 – in NUI Galway Student Health 101:https://readsh101.ie/nuigalway.html
Online Marketing In Galway Digital Summit – Register Now
Thursday 29th January, Registration at 18:30 sharp. Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.
Book Now – www.GalwayMarketing.ie/summit Limited Early Bird seats available €7.50.
Full Panel list is as Follows.
- Lucy Campbell – Marketing Director- RTE TV and Digital
- Aidan Coughlan – Head of Digital – Newstalk
- Hugh Linehan – Digital Development Editor – The Irish Times
- Emer Lawn – Director- Mediaworks
- Brian Harte – Head of Customer Engagement & eMarketing Tourism Ireland
- Stephen O’Leary – Media Analyst – Olytico
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.