October 2016

Month Archives

Child Protection Training

SU Life Skills

Course Description: The content is awareness level and covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios.

Course Audience: Staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people.

Assessment/Certification: Certification is based on attendance of the programme and it is certified by the National Youth Council of Ireland.
Sign Up: In the SU Office or by credit card on 091 493570

Date/Time: 9am-1pm Friday 7th December or 2pm-6pm Friday 7th December 2018
Course Venue: The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn
Cost: €15

Max Number Students: 20.

Brought to you by NUI Galway Students’ Union, ALIVE and National Youth Council of Ireland.

Yoga

SU Life Skills

Description: This 8 week Ashtanga Yoga course has a beginners/improvers level and an intermediate level. Ashtanga yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

Instructor: Marese Cregg

Dates/Times 2019/20 Courses:

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 3rd Oct-Thurs 5th Dec 2019
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 3rd Oct-Thurs 5th Dec 2019
  • NO CLASS Thurs 7th and Thurs 14th Nov 2019

Course Venue: The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Cost: €40 Pay in the SU Office or by Debit/Credit Card on 091 493 570.

Please bring your own mat if you have one! 

Sign Language Classes

SU Life Skills
Basic Course Unit 101

More info: This basic introductory course in Irish Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week. The course equips students with enough sign language to introduce themselves and conduct a fairly basic conversation with another sign language user. Participants may expect to learn the manual alphabet and some vocabulary associated with everyday conversation. There is some emphasis on conversational practice. Students are expected to attend no less than 80% of the course.
Assessment & Certification: Students will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course. Students should have at least 80% attendance.

Cost: €40 including handouts via email (usual price €75).
Venue: Students’ Union Office/AM108

Dates Semester 1 2019:
Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 24th Sept – Tues 26th Nov 2019 in SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 24th Sept – Tues 26th Nov 2019 in SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 25th Sept – Wednesday 27th Nov 2019 in AM108 Arts Millennium Building
OR
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thursday 26th Sept – Thursday 28th Nov 2019 in AM108 Arts Millennium Building

Max: 12 students per tutor

Christmas Day 17th November 2016

News & Events

Deck the halls and jingle your bells! The biggest charity event of semester 1 is upon us!

NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Christmas Day takes place on Thursday 17th of November and will be raising funds for the RNLI and Threshold.

To volunteer to help out on the day please sign up here: https://www.studentvolunteer.ie/view-all/volunteer-at-su-charity-christmas-day

The day kicks off in Sult NUI Galway with Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Treats, Santa Hats, DJs, Freebies, Cheesy Christmas tunes, jumpers and a whole lot of tinsel from 11am.

€5 Wristbands to the official after parties in Electric Garden & Theatre and Four/Four will be on sale from the SU Office SOON!

*Over 18’s Event.
*NUI Galway Student ID Required.
*Please note wristband does not guarantee entry to Sult. Wristband entry to Electric & Four/Four 10pm-11pm only.

SU Weekly Email 8 20th October 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Anti-Racism Workshop This Wednesday

Don’t forget to sign up for our Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday 26th October 10.15am – 1.30pm.

It’s just €5 and previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”.

Cloakroom Reopening TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be reopening this Friday 21st October but we will only be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents Joanne McNally and Eric Lalor

It’s two for the price of one for our next comedy gig with Joanne McNally (Republic of Telly) and Eric Lalor (Joe.ie) at 8pm on Monday 7th November in the O’Flaherty Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now for just €5 from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

Connacht Tickets

We now have €15 NUIG student tickets on sale for the next two Connacht Rugby matches against Cardiff Blues (7.35pm Friday 25th November) and Benetton Treviso (3pm Saturday 3rd December). On sale in SU office and at SU Engineering desk. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

Comedy Carnival  Freebies on Monday

The Vodafone Comedy Carnival starts next week so this Monday Vodafone will be in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm with lots of freebies, giveaways and your chance to win tickets to some of the shows at the Comedy Carnival. You can also buy student rate tickets from the Socs Box.

Give Blood this evening

Blood donors are urgently needed at the Galway donation clinics 5pm-8.30pm tonight in the Clayton Hotel.

Comedy Tickets Competition

We have a pair of tickets to give away for our next Comedy gig Joanne McNally and Eric Lalor on Monday 7th November. Just send us in your favourite bad joke! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your worst joke before 2pm on Wednesday 26th of October.

Class Reps Training

This year NUI Galway Students’ Union is involved in a pilot scheme called the National Student Engagement Programme pilot (NStEP). We will be running 5 sessions of the NStEP training, the first two have taken place already. The dates of the other training sessions are Monday the 17th of October, Wednesday the 26th October and Thursday the 3rd November. You can book a place on them online via the Eventbrite links. If you have attended either of the first two training sessions, you do not need to attend again. For more information contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

FREE Smart Study Smart Life Workshops this week! No need to Book

  • IT Skills for Study, Research and Team Working 7pm Tue 25th Oct or 7pm Weds 26th Oct Room G046 (under the stairs in new Engineering building)
  • Troubled by Procrastination? 7pm Tues 25th Oct Room AC201
  • Exam Preparation 4.30pm Weds 26th Oct G010 Library Lobby (beside the soft seating)
  • Academic Writing 10am Weds 26th Oct Room G010 or 5pm Weds 26th Oct Room G011 Library Lobby (beside the soft seating)
  • ‘Let’s talk about Stammering’ (open info evening) 7pm Weds 26th Oct Room AC201 Arts/Science main corridor

https://www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness16

Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Employer presentations: First Derivatives, Camp Counsellors USA, Irish Distillers, Washington Ireland Programme (WIP)
  • Employer in Residence: First Derivatives
  • Information Stands: Camp Counsellors USA, Washington Ireland Programme (WIP)

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

Christmas is Coming!

There’s just 28 more sleeps until NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Christmas Day! If you want to help out with our fundraising on Thursday 17th of November for The RNLI and Threshold please sign up here.

Upcoming SU Life Skills Courses:

  • Anti-Racism Workshop. 10.15am-1.30pm Wednesday 26th October. Cost: €5
    • Cardiac First Responder Course. 9am-1.30pm Thursday 3rd November. Cost €40 (Usual cost €75)
    • Child Protection Training. 1pm-5pm Friday 11th November or 9.30am-1.30pm Saturday 12th November. Cost: €15.
    • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course. 9am – 5.30pm Fri 4th Nov, Fri 11th Nov & Fri 18th Nov. Cost: €100 (Usual cost €160)

You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card.

More Information.

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day

NUI Galway are hosting a postgraduate Open Day on Tuesday 8th November from 12-4pm. This is a perfect opportunity to plan for your future. You can visit the hall  to speak to lecturers from all postgraduate programmes, and there will be a series of talks on careers, why you should choose NUI Galway for your postgraduate study and more. First 100 people to visit the hall will get free tea/coffee. Register in advance here.

Learn more about ALIVE this Monday

Come along to our ALIVE volunteering stand at Smokey’s 12:00-15:00 on  Monday 24th of October for information about ALIVE, how to register and the benefits of doing ALIVE. There’ll be competitions and more fun stuff so come over and check it out.

FREE SMART FUTURE Training

NUI Galway Postgrads & Postdocs, Sign up for SMART FUTURE (https://www.smartfutures.ie/) training and get started with Public Engagement in Science! 9.30am-11.30am Wednesday 26th October in the ILAS building , ground floor, room G006 (aka seminar room 5), delivered by Jackie O’Dowd from SFI ‘Smart Futures’.

Email claire.riordan@nuigalway.ie from CURAM if you intend to take part.

2017-2018 Fulbright Irish Awards: Application Deadline 4pm, Friday 28th October 2016

Fulbright Irish Awards provide grants and support for postgraduate students, researchers, lecturers and professionals across all disciplines, to study, research or teach in the USA. To find out more, visit the Fulbright Irish Awards page.

Join the Macnas Halloween Parade

Volunteers needed for this year’s Macnas Halloween Parade in Galway at 5.30pm on Sunday 30th of October

Critical Mass Bicycle Ride 6pm Friday 28th October

The next Critical Mass bike ride will be taking place on Friday the 28th of October, meeting at the Spanish Arch at 6 pm, so come along and “reclaim the streets”. This critical mass takes place in context of the convergence festival.
Critical Mass is a means of direct action. It celebrates cycling as a sustainable means of transport and highlights the need for better bicycle infrastructure.

Mates vs Dates

How well do you know your other half? Why not find out! Sign up now on our Facebook page to battle it out with other couples and friends for Mates vs Dates. A night that promises to be full of laughs and lots of spot prizes. It is also all in aid of a great cause. Support the Special Olympics on the 15th of November in Friars. Tickets on sale now from the Socs box for only €5!

Suas 8×8 Film Festival

The Suas 8×8 Film festival is coming to NUIG next week, from 24th to the 28th of October. Now in its fourth year, 8×8 brings a week of award-winning films, inspiring speakers, thought-provoking events and stunning photography to NUIG campus. https://www.stand.ie/8×8/

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Thurs 20th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Science Council

Read Sin Issue 3 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Help us raise money for the RNLI & Threshold

This year we will be raising money for the RNLI and the homeless charity Threshold but we need your help! 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

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.  https://www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway/

#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. Every Monday in the Wellness room – through The Hub. Call or txt Mick on 0868378589 to book www.aTensionSeeker.ie

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 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.

SU Weekly Email 7 13th October 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

National Student Protest this Wednesday

This Wednesday the 19th of October we will be taking to the streets of Dublin to march for publicly funded education. If you want to join us in the fight against student debt €2 return bus tickets are on sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk NOW! FREE t-shirts available with the first 500 tickets sold! Buses depart 9am Wednesday 19th October from The Cathedral or entrance to Gort na Coiribe. We will be back in Galway by 7pm (approx.) Please share the Facebook eventand spread the word!

NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents Joanne McNally and Eric Lalor

It’s two for the price of one for our next comedy gig with Joanne McNally (Republic of Telly) and Eric Lalor (Joe.ie) at 8pm on Monday 7th November in the O’Flaherty Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now for just €5 from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

 

Upcoming SU Life Skills Courses:

  • Anti-Racism Workshop. 10.15am-1.30pm Wednesday 26th October. Cost: €5
    • Cardiac First Responder Course. 9am-1.30pm Thursday 3rd November. Cost €40 (Usual cost €75)
    • Child Protection Training. 1pm-5pm Friday 11th November or 9.30am-1.30pm Saturday 12th November. Cost: €15.
    • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course. 9am – 5.30pm Fri 4th Nov, Fri 11th Nov & Fri 18th Nov. Cost: €100 (Usual cost €160)

You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card.

More Information.

 

SU Equality Taskforce Meeting 6pm Monday 17th October

The first meeting of the SU Equality Taskforce will be held this Monday 17th October from 6pm in the Students’ Union office and all students are welcome! The taskforce will run Equality campaigns throughout the year so if you’re passionate about feminism, LGBT+ rights, improving things on campus for students with disabilities, mature students, international students and just generally breaking down any negative stigma or stereotype, then this is the place for you!

Also, following the meeting, we’d like to get some footage of people talking about Repealing the 8th Amendment for a video we’re making. This will be from about 7pm onwards in the SU.

For more information about getting involved contact Megan on su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

Connacht Rugby: Toulouse Tickets on Sale Now!

We have just 20 NUIG student tickets left on sale in the SU and from the SU Engineering Desk for the Connacht vs Toulouse match at 17:30 this Saturday 15th October €20 Bohermore Terrace

 

Class Reps Training

This year NUI Galway Students’ Union is involved in a pilot scheme called the National Student Engagement Programme pilot (NStEP). We will be running 5 sessions of the NStEP training, the first two have taken place already. The dates of the other training sessions are Monday the 17th of October, Wednesday the 26th October and Thursday the 3rd November. You can book a place on them online via the Eventbrite links. If you have attended either of the first two training sessions, you do not need to attend again. For more information contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Tues 18th Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Health Sciences Council
Tues 18th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Council
Thurs 20th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Science Council

 

Read Sin Issue 3 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Give Blood Next Week

Please Give Blood in Galway next week if you can. Clinics will take place in the Clayton Hotel in Ballybrit 5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October.

 

FREE Academic and Wellness Supports Next Week

  • Time Management One-hour workshop 11am Tuesday 18th October in SC200A (Biology Lab near Smokey’s)
  • Time Management One-hour workshop 7pm Tuesday 18th October AC201
  • Anxiety Management One-hour workshop 6.30pm Tuesday 18th October IT202
  • Study Skills One-hour workshop 6pm Wednesday 19th October AC204
  • Presentation Skills 2-Hour workshop 7pm Wednesday 19th October AC201

Further details: www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness

 

National Mature Students Seminar Fri 28th October

The National Mature Students Seminar run by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) in partnership with Mature Students Ireland is taking place 10.30am-3.30pm on Friday October 28th in Waterford IT Arena, Carriganore. This is a fantastic networking and training event where Mature Students from across Ireland will gather to workshop on practical skills, share experience, and network with academic peers across disciplines. This year the event will be bigger and better than ever before with a great line-up of facilitators and speakers, as well as a keynote speaker to be announced! If you are interested, please register your interest in this event here as soon as possible as spaces are limited!

 

Undergraduates, Postgrads and Postodocs, Threesis NUI Galway is back!

Showcase your research to 3 judges in 3 minutes using just 3 slides – in a way that anyone and everyone can understand!

How to apply: submit a 200 word abstract, with your name, contact details, title of the presentation, and name of relevant heat by Tuesday 18th October to marina.ansaldo@nuigalway.ie

Select the Heat that applies to your research!

  • Heat 1*: College of Science; College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences; College of Engineering & Informatics
  • Heat 2*: College of Science; College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences; College of Engineering & Informatics
  • Heat 3: College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
  • Heat 4: College of Business, Public Policy, & Law

*2 candidates from heats 1 and 2 will go on to represent NUI Galway at the National Threesis-in -3 competition organized by SFI in Dublin.

 

Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Employer presentations: ESB, SL Controls, BDO
  • CV Workshop

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

 

GOAL Jersey Day TODAY

GOAL Jersey Day is the  perfect opportunity to proudly wear your team colours, and an excuse to share your sporting opinions with everyone on campus! Wear your jersey to college today come over to Smokey’s Café and make a €2 donation to GOAL.

 

Participants Needed for Student Information Desk Focus Groups Weds 19th Oct

Participants will get free tea, coffee, biscuits and pizza for taking part. The first 10 people to sign up will also get €10 credit on their SU Cards.

Sign up online for one of the following sessions at following links:

  • Session 1: 1pm-2pm Wednesday 19th October in Alexander boardroom in the Quad  Register Here
  • Session 2: 6pm-7pm Wednesday 19th October in Alexander boardroom in the Quad Register Here

 

Maker Space Workshop: Introduction to SketchUp Make – Tuesday 18/10/16 1-2pm
SketchUp Make is an easy to learn, intuitive and powerful 3D drawing tool. After this 1-hour workshop you will be able to create 3D objects and ready to move on to using the more advanced features available in the software. The workshop will be held in the library training room which is located just past the Maker Space.

More Information.

 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)net Seminar

This seminar will take place 1pm-2pm Wednesday 19th October Room in G009 ILAS Building NUI Galway and lunch will be provided. This seminar will provide attendees with an introduction to the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDLnet-Universal Design for Learning: is a Framework for Addressing Learner Variability building upon experience of previous and current projects which aims at exchanging/creating good practices on inclusive education for all students across Europe, in order to cater for their wholesome development, smooth transition in the next grades and consequently for employability, working place inclusion and for active European citizenship. Link for Tickets.

More Information.

 

Volunteering For Your Career

Volunteering for your Career is a fun seminar 5pm-6pm on Tuesday 25th October to really unpack your volunteering for enhancing your portfolio, CV, interviews, and local to national award opportunities.

All welcome to this career focused seminar on getting the most from your volunteering to enhance your career prospects and professional development which takes place in the Career Seminar Room. More Information.

 

Help us raise money for the RNLI & Threshold

This year we will be raising money for the RNLI and the homeless charity Threshold but we need your help! 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

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.  https://www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway/

 

#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. Every Monday in the Wellness room – through The Hub. Call or txt Mick on 0868378589 to book www.aTensionSeeker.ie

 

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 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.

 

Join the National Demo Weds 19th October

News & Events

On Wednesday the 19th of October we will be taking to the streets of Dublin to march for publicly funded education.
If you want to join us and the fight against student debt €2 return bus tickets are on sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk NOW!

FREE t-shirts available with the first 500 tickets sold!

Buses depart 9am Weds 19th October from The Cathedral or entrance to Gort na Coiribe. Back in Galway by 7pm (approx.)

SU Weekly Email 6 – 6th October 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Mental Health Week Thursday

Here’s all that’s going on TODAY for the last day of Mental Health Week:

  • 10am-5pm Poster Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 10am-12pm Psych Soc & Choral Soc Coffee Morning & Tunes in the View
  • 10am-4pm Draoicht Soc Charity Book Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 11am-12pm Mentors and Mentees Coffee/Tea Morning in The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 1.30pm-2.30pm How to Disclose Mental Health/Disability to Potential Employers, Meeting Rooms in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 3pm-5pm Organic Soc Organic Garden Open Day on Distillery Road
  • 4pm Listen to Flirt FM 101.3 FM Mental Health Series “Heads Up”
  • 6pm-8pm Writer’s Soc & Gig Soc Workshop exploring mental health issues with LGBTQ focus AC204
  • 6pm-8pm Juggling Soc Workshop in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 6.30pm Chaplaincy screening of Life is Beautiful (La Vita é Bella) with snacks Chapel Common Room
  • 7pm Psych Soc & Psi Chi Ultimate Table Quiz in Sult with finger food and raffle.
  • 7pm-10pm Lit & Deb Rant night/Poetry slam in the Kirwan Theatre
  • 9pm-10.30pm GUMS & GiGSoc Lip Sync Night in the Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn

If you need any  support or information please contact any of the following people:

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents Joanne McNally and Eric Lalor

It’s two for the price of one for our next comedy gig with Joanne McNally (Republic of Telly) and Eric Lalor (Joe.ie) at 8pm on Monday 7th November in the O’Flaherty Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now for just €5 from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

 

USI National Protest

Say no to €20,000 debt and join us in Dublin on Wednesday 19th October to march for publicly funded education. Bus tickets on sale soon from the SU. For more information contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

Add your name to the petition calling on the Government to Invest in Publicly-Funded Third-Level Education in Ireland Now!

Sign The Petition

 

Connacht Rugby: Ulster & Toulouse Tickets on Sale Now!

We now have NUIG student tickets on sale in the SU and from the SU Engineering Desk for the following matches:

  • Connacht vs Ulster 19:35 Friday 7th October €20 Bohermore Terrace
  • Connacht vs Toulouse 17:30 Saturday 15th October €20 Bohermore Terrace

 

Class Reps Training

Class Rep Training takes place tonight Thursday 6th October and Tuesday 11th of October. We will be running 5 sessions of the NSTEP (National Student Engagement Programme) training. If you cannot attend either of these sessions don’t worry as more dates will be available in October. These sessions are limited to 40 places each and the same training will be run over the 5 sessions. Contact Cathal for more details and to book your space on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 10th Oct 6pm-8pm Kirwan Theatre SU Council
Thurs 13th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Law/Commerce Council
Tues 18th Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Health Sciences Council
Tues 18th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Council
Thurs 20th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Science Council

 

Help us raise money for the RNLI & Threshold

This year we will be raising money for the RNLI and the homeless charity Threshold but we need your help! 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

 

Read Sin Issue 2 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

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:

  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Occupational First Aid Course

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops at NUIG – Register online for your space now!

  • Mindfulness: 6 x weekly sessions start 5.30pm-6pm Tuesday 11th October
  • Positive Mind-set and Resilience: 4 x weekly sessions start 5pm-6.30pm Wednesday 12th October
  • Time Management One-hour Workshop 11am or 7pm Tuesday 18th October
  • Study Skills One-hour Workshop 6pm Wednesday 19th October

More information and online booking form here: https://www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness16

 

Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Employer presentations: SAP, EY, A&L Goodbody, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ESB
  • Career Options with Arts & Languages Fair
  • Teaching Applications & Courses

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

 

Snow Sports Club Trip to Kilternan

The NUIG Snow Sports Club are hosting their first training trip of the year to the Kilternan dry slopes on Wednesday 12th of October. You can sign up at Smokey’s 12pm-2pm on Monday. Cost is €25 including return bus (leaving the Quad at 4.30pm) equipment rental and two hours of lessons. All levels welcome but places are limited and strictly first come first served.

 

Great Chefs Challenge
The Chefs from the Campus Caterers (Sodexo, Cafe Togo and Sult) together with the Baking, Organic Garden and CCAFS Societies will be bringing you a programme of healthy eating and sustainable living and the Great Chefs Challenge which will see one of the chefs win the coveted title during Societies Week in November.

Operation Transformation
Join the Societies, and let’s get this campus healthy, moving and transforming and be part of the Ireland’s million pound weight loss challenge. First meetings 5pm Tuesday 11th October Large Acoustic Room or 8am Wednesday 12th October in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness.ie

 

GOAL Jersey Day Thursday 13th October 2016

GOAL Jersey Day is the perfect opportunity to proudly wear your team colours, and an excuse to share your sporting opinions with everyone on campus! GOAL Jersey Day is our flagship fundraising campaign, when staff and students in institutions  nationwide don their county or club GAA colours, soccer or rugby jerseys, in an effort to raise much needed funds for GOAL.  Wear your jersey to college on Thursday 13th October, come over to Smokey’s Café and make a €2 donation to GOAL.

 

Are you Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur?

Aged between 18 and 35 with an existing innovative business or outstanding idea for a start-up?

Enter the IBYE Competition at www.ibye.ie/submit-form/.

It doesn’t matter what your background is. Maybe you have researched a business idea, maybe you want to work for yourself, maybe you have an idea to improve your existing business or maybe you want to return home and set up your business in Ireland. Enter in your own county and each county has prizes of up to €15,000 for winners. Closing date for entries is October 14th.

 

Women Techmakers Scholars Program: Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • Scholarship for female Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Recipients will be invited to attend an all-expense paid Scholars’ Retreat in a Google office in the summer 2017 and become part of a global community of scholars
  • Deadline to apply:  1st December 2016
  • Apply on: womentechmakers.com/scholars

 

Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD students with a disability studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Deadline to apply:  1st December 2016
  • Apply on: google.com/studentswithdisabilities-europe/

 

Free Alexander Technique Sessions

Learn how to deal with long hours of sitting with more ease and less stress! Free Alexander Technique sessions for all NUIG students and staff – just drop in! 11am-4pm Wednesday 12th October in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn.

The Alexander Technique is a unique way of improving balance, posture and co-ordination.

https://www.isatt.ie/

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.  https://www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway/

 

#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. Every Monday in the Wellness room – through The Hub. Call or txt Mick on 0868378589 to book www.aTensionSeeker.ie

 

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 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.