Welcome to your Weekly Email from your Students’ Union.
Happy Christmas Day NUIG!
We are holding a massive Christmas Day fundraiser in the College Bar with BizSoc TODAY to raise money for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. There will be traditional Christmas carols, cheesy Christmas tunes with DJ Byrno, a full turkey dinner and a whole lot of other Festive merriment! Get your tinsel, mistletoe and jumper ready now!
The official after party will be held in Electric Garden & Theatre and Four/Four TONIGHT to continue the Yuletide vibes. €5 wristbands for the after party are on sale in the SU Office now and all proceeds go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.
Exam Timetables Out Now
Semester 1 exams are scheduled for Monday, 7th to Friday, 18th December 2015 (inclusive). More details are available here: https://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/timetable.html
We will be working with City Direct again to provide a bus service to/from the Salthill Exam Venues.
Extra EXPLORE Funding now available for Undergrad projects
Explore – NUI Galway’s staff/student innovation initiative received a large number of high-quality applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Targeted funding is now currently available to support three additional EXPLORE projects from NUI Galway undergraduate students and their staff partners. Apply by noon on Monday, 23rd November 2015.
FREE Exam prep workshops
A 1½ hour session workshop to assist you to:
$1· maintain motivation
$1· tips and tricks for exam prep
$1· manage anxiety before and during exams
2pm-3.30pm Mon 23rd Nov in the Old Moore Institute Room 203, Arts & Science Building
4pm-5.30pm Weds 25th Nov in SC200A Seminar Room
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Irish Economic Forum 2pm TODAY
The Global Irish Economic Forum: Galway Regional Session takes place at 2pm today Thursday, 19 November. The forum will take place in the Aula Maxima (Lower), Quadrangle Building, NUI Galway
Registration for this event is free but places are limited, register here
Connacht vs Brive Tickets €15
We have limited €15 NUIG Student tickets on sale for Connacht vs Brive 17:00 Saturday 21st November 2015
$1· With your subjects? Check the SU Grinds Register
$1· With Maths? Contact the SUMS FREE Maths Support Centre
$1· With Essays? Contact the FREE Academic Writing Centre
$1· With Programming? Contact Computer DISC for FREE help
Student Leap Card Vouchers Expire 30th November
Just a reminder that if you have a voucher from AIB for the Student Leap Card that you need to bring it in to us before the 30th of November to get your travelcard for €3. We are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and we will take your photo and print the card off straight away. If you don’t have one of the vouchers the Student Leap Card costs €15 and they expire 31st December 2016.
Upcoming Class Reps Meetings
Mon 23rd Nov
6pm – 8pm
IT Building (1st Floor)
SU Council– All Class Reps should attend
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 Rebecca at email@example.com. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.
AIDS West World AIDS Day Memorial Concert 7pm Tuesday 1st December
This is an open invitation to the students of NUI Galway to come to this free concert on Tuesday 1st December at 7pm in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway and show their solidarity with those living with HIV and help challenge the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV.Bel Canto and Cois Cladaigh will perform on the night.
Lunchtime Seminar Series:The Ryan Commission: between justice and re-traumatisation, than and now
1pm-2pm Friday 20th of November Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights by Rosaleen McDonagh, leading feminist within the Traveller community. All welcome to attend.
Volunteers needed for Galway Science and Technology Festival
Volunteer for the festival showcase in the Bailey Allen Hall Sunday 22nd November. Free lunch for all volunteers and the chance to build your skills engaging with youth, public, research partners and businesses. Build experience in event management, science outreach, communication and public relations.
Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme 2016
Applications are now being accepted for the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme 2016. The Scheme invites students across Ireland to apply to research and report on a particular issue in developing countries. It awards students with funding to travel to these countries to produce media projects focusing on development issues. Application deadline 12th February 2016. https://www.simoncumbersmediafund.ie/students/
Sin Newspaper Issue 5
ROPES 2016 is Seeking Submissions
ROPES 2016 are now looking for aspiring writers in all disciplines to contribute to our annual literary journal. Our theme is Independence and our charity that we have chosen to support is the Simon Community. Poetry, Prose and Art submissions are all welcome. The deadline for submissions is Friday the 18th December, all contributions to be emailed to ROPES2016.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycle Against Suicide Galway Spin Off
Saturday 21st November starting from the GMIT on the Dublin Road heading out along the roads to the fields of Athenry back in via Oranmore. For more information contact email@example.com
We are delighted to announce that this year we will be fundraising for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. We are planning a load of fundraising events throughout the year but need your help! If you want to help us out or have an idea for an event just give us a shout on firstname.lastname@example.org There’s more information on our plans available here.
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.