February 2019

Month Archives

SU Weekly Email 23 – 28th February 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

SU Part Time Officer Nominations Close 5pm TODAY!

Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and the SU Website now for the following positions:

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • Societies Chairperson
  • Clubs Captain
  • Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
  • Convenor of the College of Science
  • Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law
  • Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer
  • Ethnic Minorities Officer

 

Marchathon Starts Monday – Freebies Tomorrow!

Call up to the Students’ Union Office tomorrow Friday 1st March 10am-11am to register your team for the Marchathon Challenge which starts on Monday. We will have (limited) freebies including 10 goodie bags with memory sticks, pedometers and high vis stuff! Just let us know your team name.

How to take part:

  1. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  2. Sign up online at www.activetravellogger.ie
  3. Get a Step Counter — download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), buy a pedometer, use a Fit Bit, or other step tracking device
  4. From 4th March to 29th March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge
  5. Have Fun and Get Competitive!

 

Hustings Tonight 7pm Kirwan Theatre

There’s another chance at 7pm tonight to meet your candidates who are running for election and hear what they have to say. Hustings for President, VP/Education and VP/Welfare & Equality hosted by Lit & Deb takes place in the Kirwan Theatre. Come along to listen, question and decide who to vote for on the 7th of March!

 

Sin Issue 10

Read the latest issue of Sin online HERE

 

Class Reps Council This Monday

SU Class Reps Council meeting 6pm Monday 4th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. This meeting includes hustings for Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Elections.
All Class Reps must attend.

 

#NUIGSU19 Vote on Thursday 7th of March 10am-8pm

Election Polling will take place in the following locations next Thursday to elect your new President, VP/Education Officer and VP/Welfare Officer  – Bring NUIG ID!

  • 10am-8pm on The Concourse
  • 11am-8pm in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-5pm in the Engineering Building

 

Not on campus to vote in #NUISU19 on Thurs 7th March?

  1. Register for your Remote Vote by logging on to the SU Website before midnight Weds 6th March.
    2. Log on to the website 10am-8pm Thurs 7th March and Vote!

 

Free Exam Prep Workshop

7pm-8.30pm Tuesday 5th of March Exam Preparation Workshop in Library Lobby G010. Admission Free. Plan your study. Answer Strategies. Study Techniques. Pomodoro study method.

 

Table Quiz this Tuesday

The NUIG Women’s Rugby team are having a Table Quiz at Sult at 7pm on Tuesday 5th of March. There are lots of great prizes to win on the night and it’s only €5 per person with 4/5 people per table.

 

Mentor Recruitment is Open

Student Connect are beginning to recruit mentors for next year’s first year students. If anyone is interested they should apply online here: here. Applicants should be from any of the following colleges: Arts, Science, Medicine and Health Science, and Law. Mentoring is an extremely rewarding role. Questions can be directed to studentconnect@nuigalway.ie

 

Want to Go Paintballing?

International Paintball Group will be on campus 11am-4pm next Thursday 7th of March in Áras na Mac Léinn with great deals on paintballing trips in Ireland and around the world!

 

Find Your Masters month at NUI Galway

If you’re thinking about postgrad study, then Find Your Masters month should be of interest to you. Events include a Power Brunch, lunchtime presentations, a Mini Open Evening, and more. Full schedule online: check calendar often, events will be added as they present. Email postgrad@nuigalway.ie for information.

 

NUIG 5k Early Bird Registration is Open

The NUI Galway 5k run in aid of Jigsaw Galway takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd of April. This is a spectacular Run, Jog or Walk around the University Campus along the banks of the river Corrib. Early bird registration rate is €10 for students and €15 for staff/public and includes a free t-shirt! Register here.

 

CUSP Sustainability Summer Internships on offer at NUI Galway

The Community and University Sustainability Project Team (CUSP) is seeking to offer Sustainability Leadership Awards to up to 4 NUI Galway Students to advance the roll-out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020.   The Awards are being offered in 4 project  theme areas namely Energy; Water; Nature & Ecosystems; and Communications & Engagement. The awards are open to NUI Galway Students and successful applicants will be awarded an 8 week scholarship (June-August 2018) funded by the NUI Galway Students’ Union through the Student Project Fund.  Log onto our CUSP website to find out more information.  Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19th March.

 

Lower Back Pain Study – Participants Needed

Undergraduate students are needed to complete a questionnaire on the prevalence and factors associated with low back pain among undergraduate students at NUI Galway. Complete the questionnaire HERE.

 

Table Quiz in aid of Maths & Education Final Year Symposium

There will be a fun Pub Quiz at 8pm on Thursday 7th of March at Sult. It’s just €20 per table, max of 4 people per team with lots of spot prizes up for grabs.

 

Casino Night

The Student Connect Mentoring team are having a Casino Night in DNA on Wednesday the 20th March. Early bird tickets are €15 and €20 thereafter. There will be a lot of amazing prizes given away on the night including an iPad bundle for someone who buys a ticket to the event.

 

USA J1 Info

Fancy spending your summer in America doing something you love, travelling and exploring everything the USA has to offer? USA Summer Camp will be in Áras na Mac Léinn next Thursday the 7th of March to tell you about your J1 options and opportunities! More Info.

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 14:45 Saturday 2nd March Connacht vs Ospreys:  NUIG-Osp-1819
  • 19:35 Friday 22nd March Connacht vs Benetton: NUIG-Ben-1819
  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

Buy your tickets on the Connacht Rugby website and use the codes above to get the reduced rate NUIG student price. Valid for 50 tickets per match. NUIG student ID required. Bohermore Terrace only.

 

Carna Galway  – Brazilian Carnival

Our annual Great Carnival Party is back again, this time at Electric Theatre and Garden on March the 3rd from 2pm with live bands, DJs, dance classes, capoeira performances, and loads of food in our food market. Free entry and family friendly event.

 

Give Blood In Galway This March

  • 12pm-3.30pm Tues 5th & Weds 6th March Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 19th, Weds 20th & Thurs 21st March Clybaun Hotel
  • 12pm-3.30pm Sun 24th March Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 26th, Weds 27th and Thurs 28th March Menlo Park Hotel

 

International Women’s Day Fundraiser

To mark International Women’s Day there will be an Open Mic Fundraiser 9.30am-11.30am Friday 8th of March at the Kitchen Café in Galway City Museum in aid of Domestic Violence Response. Entry is €10 and includes coffee and cake. More details from info@domesticviolenceresponse.com

 

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located 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.

 

 

NUIG Marchathon Challenge Starts 4th March

News & Events

NUIG Marchathon Challenge – Win Prizes for Walking!

The Marchathon Step Challenge is back at NUI Galway Monday 4th March – Friday 29th March. Win some great prizes, including Garmin Activity Trackers, Me2U Shopping Vouchers, and Smarter Travel Goodie Packs! This March we’re challenging you to grab some team mates, lace up your walking shoes and march your way to some great prizes! Make sure to sign up by Sunday 24th of February to be in with a chance to win a €50 Shopping Voucher in the early registration draw! The first 50 people to register will also get a Step Counter – absolutely free!

How to take part

  1. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  2. Sign up online at www.activetravellogger.ie
  3. Team captain: choose a team name and set your team up on the Active Travel Logger
  4. Team members: sign up online at Active Travel Logger, find a team and join it.
  5. Get a Step Counter — download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), buy a pedometer, use a Fit Bit, or other step tracking device
  6. From 4th March to 29th March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge
  7. Have Fun and Get Competitive!

#NUIGSU19 Election Updates

News & Events
  1. Nominations
  • Full Time Officer Nominations Close 5pm TODAY Thursday 21st of February
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Close 5pm Thursday 28th of February
  • SU Council Chair Nominations Open 10am Monday 11th of March
  • Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and Website
  • Completed Nomination Forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office by the deadline

 

  1. NUI Galway Students’ Union Election Hustings

This is your chance to meet your #NUIGSU19 Election Candidates and #ListenQuestionDecide who to vote for.

 

  1. Voting
  • Full Time Officer Voting Takes place 10am-8pm Thursday 7th of March
  • Part Time Officer Voting Takes place 10am-8pm Thursday 14th of March
  • SU Council Chair Voting Takes place 6pm Monday 25th of March
  • NUIG Student ID required to Vote
  • Voting restrictions apply for Postgrad, Clubs, Socs and SU Council Positions

 

  1. Not on Campus to Vote?

If you won’t be on campus to vote you can register for a Remote Vote

  • Log on to the SU Website from midnight Sunday 24th February to register for a remote vote for the Full Time Officer Elections.
  • Once you have registered you need to log on again 10am-8pm Thursday 7th of March to cast your vote.

 

More information: https://su.nuigalway.ie/elections/

SU Weekly Email 22 – 21st February 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU19 Nominations close at 5pm TODAY for:

  • President
  • Vice-President/Education Officer
  • Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer

These are full time paid positions €24,000 (gross) and are open to all registered NUI Galway students. Completed nomination forms must be left to the box in the SU Office by 5pm today.

Will you run?

 

Sin Issue 9

Read Issue 9 of Sin newspaper Here.

 

NUIG Marchathon Challenge – Win Prizes for Walking!

The Marchathon Step Challenge is back at NUI Galway Monday 4th March – Friday 29th March. Win some great prizes, including Garmin Activity Trackers, Me2U Shopping Vouchers, and Smarter Travel Goodie Packs! This March we’re challenging you to grab some team mates, lace up your walking shoes and march your way to some great prizes! Make sure to sign up by Sunday 24th of February to be in with a chance to win a €50 Shopping Voucher in the early registration draw! The first 50 people to register will also get a Step Counter – absolutely free!

How to take part

  1. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  2. Sign up online at www.activetravellogger.ie
  1. Team captain: choose a team name and set your team up on the Active Travel Logger
  2. Team members: sign up online at Active Travel Logger, find a team and join it.
  1. Get a Step Counter — download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), buy a pedometer, use a Fit Bit, or other step tracking device
  2. From 4th March to 29th March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge
  3. Have Fun and Get Competitive!

 

#NUIGSU19 Elections Nominations Open TODAY!

  1. Nominations for the 15 voluntary part-time officer positions will open at 10am TODAY Thursday the 21st of February and will close at 5pm on Thursday 28th of February at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. The Election will take place 10am-8pm Thursday the 14th of March.
  2. Nominations for the voluntary SU Council Chairperson position will open at 10am on Monday 11th of March and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 19th of March. The Election will take place at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 25th of March. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

Your full guide to running for SU Elections 2019/20 is available HERE

 

Are you an NUI Graduate?

Have you registered for your Seanad Éireann Vote? The deadline to get your completed registration form in is this Tuesday the 26th of February so get it on your to-do list! Registration forms are also available in the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. More information here.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 25th Feb 2pm – 3pm Meeting Room 1 & 2 Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 25th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 26th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Mon 4th March 6pm – 9pm O’Flaherty Theatre Arts Concourse SU Council
Mon 25th March 6pm – 9pm O’Flaherty Theatre Arts Concourse SU Council

More information from su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

J1 Information Sessions this Monday

USIT will be on campus this Monday 25th February with lots of J1 and Summer camp information to help you plan your summer. They’ll be at Smokey’s café 3pm-4pm and in the Large Acoustic Room from 5pm.

 

Student Survey Closes this Sunday – Win Prizes!

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. The survey is open to: First Year Undergrad, Final Year Undergrad and Taught Postgrad students. There are lots of prizes to be won by filling out the survey too.

 

Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Discount Tickets

Use the following discount codes online to get the reduced NUI Galway student rate for these Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 2.45pm Saturday 2nd March Connacht vs Ospreys CODE: NUIG-Osp-1819

Limited to 50 tickets per match for the Bohermore Terrace only. NUI Galway Student ID required.

 

Irish Rail & NUIG Student ID Cards

Irish Rail and Bus Éireann will only recognise the NUI Galway Student ID for 4 years from date of issue. They take the first two digits from your student number as the date of issue. If your card is more than 4 years old or you are a returning student and are using your original student number you will need to purchase a Student Leap Card in order to get discounted travel with Irish Rail and Bus Éireann and avoid a fine.  You can purchase a Student Leap Card from the Students’ Union office for €10 just apply online here for your code first. You can find more information about Irish Rail’s Terms and Conditions here. You can also now top-up your Student Leap Card with credit in the SU Office. More information HERE. 

 

Postgrad Grants Information Today

As part of Find Your Masters month SUSI will be on campus today giving information about Postgraduate Grants.

  • 11am-1pm Postgrad Grants Info Stand in the Foyer of the James Hardiman Library – Visit the stand and have your Postgraduate grant queries answered.
  • 1.15pm-1.45pm Postgraduate Grants presentation by SUSI Grants Authority with time for Q&A at the end in the Fottrell Theatre, AM200, Arts Millennium Building

 

Applications for NUIG President´s Award for Volunteering Are Open

You can apply on https://auth.yourspace.nuigalway.ie/

Deadline for applications: 1pm Friday 15th March. Awards Ceremony: Tuesday 2nd April in the Bailey Allen Hall. More info: alive@nuigalway.ie

 

Speed Dating

There will be a speed dating event in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation at 8pm on Wednesday 6th of March at Sult. Entry is €5 and includes free finger food. All preferences welcome! Tickets on sale 12pm-4pm Weds 27th February at Smokey’s Café and also on the night.

 

Childline Bake Sale this Tues

There will be a bake sale 11am-3pm this Tuesday 26th of February at Smokey’s Café in aid of Childline. Come along and either buy an already decorated bun or decorate their own cupcake to add to the fun. Have a #treatyourselfTuesday moment for just €2 in aid of Childline.

 

Upcoming FREE Courses & Workshops

7pm-8.30pm Tuesday 26th February Assignment Preparation Workshop in Library Lobby G010. Admission Free. Includes: Top most important assignment tips. Take the fear out of getting started and completing assignments.

 

Free workshop – Bright Ideas – Investigate Your Business Idea

2pm-4pm Thursday 7th of March hosted by the Galway Local Enterprise Office in the Blackstone Launchpad Space on the Concourse. This special workshop will give young entrepreneurs all the knowledge and information they need to come up with a viable business idea. More info here.

 

Equestrian Club Table Quiz

NUIG Equestrian Club is hosting a fundraising table quiz at 7:30pm in SULT on Tuesday the 26th of February. Great prizes to be won including an overnight stay in a boutique hotel, Handsome Burger vouchers, Dough Bro vouchers and Electric wristbands as well as complementary finger food! Admission is €5 per person and you need a team of four so bring friends. More Info.

 

NUIG Astronomy Conference

The joint congress of University Astronomy Societies will take place 9am-5pm on Saturday 9th March in the Human Biology Building at NUIG. There are five speakers, Prof Andy Shearer and Dr Mark Lang from NUIG, Prof Niall Smith CIT, Prof Créidhe O’ Sullivan Maynooth University, and Prof Stuart Reid University of Srathclyde. There will be refreshments throughout the day and the event is totally free.

 

Be heard – On ending racial discrimination in Ireland

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in association with the National Youth Council of Ireland are inviting young people – aged 16-24 – to tell us how the Irish government could create a more just and equal society that is free of racial discrimination. The event takes place 10am-4.30pm Saturday 30th of March in Dublin. Travel costs for participants will be covered.

Register Here.

 

5k Your Way – Move Against Cancer

Anyone who is living with or beyond cancer (+Family + Friends +Community) are invited to join this event 9.30am on Saturday 23rd of February at the Renville Park Oranmore Parkrun. All ages/abilities welcome including walkers. More Info

 

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located 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 21 – 14th February 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Neil Delamere This Monday!

€5 Tickets for comedians Neil Delamere and Gearoid Farrelly this Monday 18th of February are on sale now from SU Office, SU Engineering Desk or Credit/Debit card bookings on 091 493 570.

#NUIGSU19 Elections Nominations Open TODAY!

  1. Nominations for the 3 full-time paid officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer will open at 10am TODAY Thursday 14th of February. Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday 21st of February at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. The Election will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday the 7th of March.
  2. Nominations for the 15 voluntary part-time officer positions will open at 10am on Thursday the 21st of February and will close at 5pm on Thursday 28th of February at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. The Election will take place 10am-8pm Thursday the 14th of March.
  3. Nominations for the voluntary SU Council Chairperson position will open at 10am on Monday 11th of March and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 19th of March. The Election will take place at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 25th of March. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

Your full guide to running for SU Elections 2019/20 is available HERE

SHAG Week Events TODAY Thurs 14th Feb

  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.
  • 8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness! FREE event in the main bar.
  • All day free condoms from the SU and SU Engineering Desk

Are you an NUI Graduate?

Have you registered for your Seanad Éireann Vote? The deadline to get your completed registration form in is Tuesday the 26th of February so get it on your to-do list! Registration forms are also available in the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. More information here.

 

Upcoming FREE Courses & Workshops

  • 7pm-8.30pm Tuesday 19th February Managing your Time and Workload. Library Lobby G010. Gain control & balance of your time and life. Work smarter – not harder.
  • 5.30pm-7pm Wednesday 20th February Troubled by Procrastination? Library Lobby G010. Skills to resist the influence of procrastination. A playful way to address a difficult  problem.

 

FREE Mindfulness Practice with Buddhist Monk this Monday

The Mindful Way NUI Galway is delighted to welcome Thubten Gelong back to the campus on Monday 18th February.  Thubten is a Buddhist Monk and contributed to the Ruby Wax book “How to be Human”.  Join us for mindfulness sessions at 8:10am, 1:10pm or 5:10pm on Monday 18th February in Room CA107 Cairnes Building (or come to all three!)

 

Find Your Masters month at NUI Galway

If you’re thinking about postgrad study, then Find Your Masters month should be of interest to you. Events include a Power Brunch, lunchtime presentations, a Mini Open Evening, and more. Full schedule online: check calendar often, events will be added as they present. Email postgrad@nuigalway.ie for information.

 

2019 Chinese New Year Festival (中国新年)

To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Pig, NUI Galway China Society will hold a Chinese New Year Festival Party in the Hub from 1pm this Saturday 16th of February. We will show some Chinese traditional culture, such as Chinese writing, paper cutting and we will teach you how to cook delicious Chinese dumplings. All students are welcome! Attendance is free but you have to book your place here.

 

Free Weekly Mindfulness Classes

Every week during term there are FREE Mindfulness classes at NUI Galway. Feel free to drop in – all are welcome.

  • 8.10am-8.50am Tuesdays Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201

 

Research Study: Factors Affecting Blood Donation Intentions and Behaviours

NUI Galway students are invited to take part in a research study investigating the factors that influence how likely people are to donate blood. Participation involves filling out a 10 minute online survey here.

For more info contact L.HOLDEN3@nuigalway.ie or S.GERAGHTY13@nuigalway.ie. NB: You may not take part in this study if you are aware that you are unable to donate blood, or if you are under 18 years of age.

 

FameLab Galway Thurs 21st of Feb

At FameLab Competing scientists will be given a total of three minutes each to explain their research, or any scientific concept they like to a public audience and a panel of judges.

Tickets here.

 

Social Inclusion and Public Engagement in Science Workshops

Free practical training on how to run and deliver socially-inclusive public engagement activities in science, targeted at children from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds including children from migrant/refugee backgrounds – 9am-12.30pm Thurs 4th April or 9am-12.30pm Fri 5th April in the O’Donoghue Center for Drama. Open to anyone with an interest in science communication, public engagement and minorities.

Register here.

 

Do You Have a Child Aged 18-30 Months?

Part-time working parents/stay at home parents with an 18-30 month old child sought for 2 studies looking into the possible effects of parent and child smartphone use on the development of children.

Study 1:  This is a quick, anonymous ten-minute survey looking at the way parents and children communicate in the digital age.  Survey Link

Study 2: This is an observational study taking place in a natural setting that would include a visit to your home once a month for 7 months, and one visit to NUIG within the 7 months.  Contact K.Ruane3@nuigalway.ie to take part.  The benefits to participating in this study are that your family will receive a social skills, language and behavioural assessment at no cost.  (*Not medical in nature, for research purposes only.  If there are any concerns about your child’s development, please contact your GP).

 

Galway Energy Summit

Registration is now open for Galway Energy Summit, Ireland’s only student inspired energy summit, which takes place at NUI Galway on Tuesday 12th of March.

 

Media Fund Open for Applications

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is now seeking applications from third level students interested in travelling to a developing country to report for a national media outlet. The deadline for applications is Friday, 22nd March 2019.

 

My Thesis in 3 Minutes in French

Registration for the “My Thesis in 3 Minutes in French” competition closes Thursday 28th of February. To take part you have to be a PhD student currently registered in an Irish higher education institution. #MT3F is opened to all disciplines and all nationalities! Register here.

 

Win a Trip to the European Parliament in Brussels

With less than 100 days until the European Elections this contest is looking for innovative projects which you would like to organise, encouraging your community to go out and vote. Entry details here.

 

Student Survey Open – Win Prizes!

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. The survey is open to: First Year Undergrad, Final Year Undergrad and Taught Postgrad students. There are lots of prizes to be won by filling out the survey too.

 

Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Discount Tickets

Use the following discount codes online to get the reduced NUI Galway student rate for these Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 5pm Saturday 16th February Connacht vs Cheetahs CODE: NUIG-Che-1819
  • 2.45pm Saturday 2nd March Connacht vs Ospreys CODE: NUIG-Osp-1819

Limited to 50 tickets per match for the Bohermore Terrace only. NUI Galway Student ID required.

 

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located 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 20 – 7th February 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week Events

Sat 9th Feb

Mon 11th Feb

  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Mondays at Smokey’s Café
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tues 12th Feb

  • 8.10am-8.50am Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. FULLY BOOKED.
  • 1pm-2pm Just Read – Social Reading Space in Group Study Room 1, 1st Floor of Library
  • 6pm-9pm NUIG Premiere Screening of “The Meeting” in D’Arcy Thompson Theatre. Free ticketed event. Register on EventBrite for tickets.
  • 9pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult. FREE Event in the Corrib Room.

Weds 13th Feb

  • 11am-3pm COPE Galway Violence in Relationships Information Table at Smokey’s Café
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201
  • 2pm-4.30pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing with AIDS West in The Stage, Áras na Mac Léinn

Thurs 14th Feb

  • 10am Valentine’s Day Chocolates and Roses – FREE while stocks last from the SU!
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.
  • 8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness! FREE event in the main bar.

All Week:

  • Free Condoms from the SU and SU Engineering Desk

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Thinking of Running in the SU Elections?
Attend the SU Election Information Night 7pm Wednesday 13th of February in AC203. Find out all the ins, outs, ups and downs about running for election.

Remember: Full Time Officer Election Nominations open 10am Thurs 14th of Feb. Part Time Officer Election Nominations open 10am Thurs 21st Feb. More info here.

 

CÉIM peer learning leader APPLICATIONS CLOSE MONDAY
Meet weekly with 1st year students and support them to transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and develop networks. Open to current 1st and/or 2nd year students in specific disciplines. Benefits: develop your skills, boost your CV, meet new people, receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and fulfil criteria to obtain the NUI Galway President’s Award and Employability Award. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 11 February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

Neil Delamere 100 Tickets Left

€5 Tickets for comedian Neil Delamere on Monday 18th of February are on sale now from the SU Office and SU Engineering Desk.

 

SU Free Cloakroom Open TODAY

The SU Free Cloakroom is open 9am-6pm Thursdays and Fridays during term. It’s located near the SU XL Shop.

 

Student Survey Open – Win Prizes!

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. The survey is open to: First Year Undergrad, Final Year Undergrad and Taught Postgrad students. There are lots of prizes to be won by filling out the survey too.

 

SU 8 Week Yoga Course €40

We are taking bookings for our next 8 Week Ashtanga Yoga Course. Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 14th Feb – Thurs 4th April
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 14th Feb- Thurs 4th April

 

#StandWithNursesAndMidwives

The National Rally for Nurses & Midwives is on this Saturday in Dublin. If you are interested in attending the event please email su.president@nuigalway.ie – if enough NUIG students register their interest in attending we can look at organising a bus from Galway.

 

Zero Waste Workshop 7pm Today

Eliminate the need and the effect of generating waste. Tadhg Moore will provide us with tips and tricks to adopt a zero waste lifestyle 7pm-9pm today Thursday 7th February in Meeting Room 1 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Discount Tickets

Use the following discount codes online to get the reduced NUI Galway student rate for these Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 5pm Saturday 16th February Connacht vs Cheetahs CODE: NUIG-Che-1819
  • 2.45pm Saturday 2nd March Connacht vs Ospreys CODE: NUIG-Osp-1819

Limited to 50 tickets per match for the Bohermore Terrace only. NUI Galway Student ID required.

 

The Academic Writing Centre is Open

Drop into them in the library, if you’d like to work on your writing. Their one-on-one tutorials are FREE. Opening hours are as follows and no appointment necessary – just call in!

  • Monday: 6pm-8pm
  • Tuesday: 11am-1pm & 6pm-8pm
  • Wednesday: 11am-1pm & 6pm-8pm
  • Thursday: 11am-1pm plus, if you are an Access student, you can also come in on Thursday 4pm-6pm.

 

Parents Needed for Psychology Study

We are looking for parents with a toddler (2.5 – 5 years old) to take part in a short study looking at how parents and children experience “everyday” pains like bumps, scrapes, and cuts. Parents will complete a short questionnaire each evening for two weeks (4-5 mins per evening). Chance to win €50 One4All vouchers!

Want to know more? Visit: https://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-for-pain-research/diarystudy/

 

Upcoming FREE Courses & Workshops

  • 5pm-6.30pm or 6.30pm-8pm Mon 11th Feb Mindfulness Based Living Course in Áras Moyola MY336
  • 5.30pm-7pm Tues 12th Feb Note Taking and Study Skills Course in Library Lobby G010. Learn effective note taking. Organise your study & limit distractions.
  • 5.30pm-7pm Weds 13th Feb 4 Week Positive Mind-set and Resilience Course in AM205 Arts Millennium Building. Develop a personal set of wellness tools. Identify your strengths. Practical & Fun stress management tips.
  • 5.30pm-7pm Weds 13th Feb Goal Setting and Motivation Workshop in Library Lobby G010. Connect with your values. Develop Life-time goals. Stay motivated in the tough times.

 

Pool Lifeguard RENEWAL Course

The Swimming Club are running a pool lifeguard renewal course this semester for 3-4 Monday nights in a row starting Monday 18th of February with the test on the final night.

To apply email swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie with proof of your previous pool lifeguard qualification including dates of same.

 

Applications for ALIVE Certificates/NUIG President´s Award for Volunteering Are Open

You can apply on https://auth.yourspace.nuigalway.ie/

Please, pay special attention to the Reflection Questionnaire as it is important feedback for the ALIVE Programme on your volunteering experience. Deadline for applications: 1pm Friday 15th March 2019. More info: tereza.brumovska@nuigalway.ie

 

Are you an NUI Graduate?

Have you registered for your Seanad Éireann Vote? The deadline is the 26th of February so get it on your to-do list! Registration forms are also available in the SU Office.

 

NUIG Postgrad Ball Early Bird Tickets On Sale

The Postgrad Ball will be held in the Clayton Hotel on Thursday the 7th of March. Early bird tickets (€45) will be on sale today (Thurs 7th Feb) from 12pm -2pm in Meeting Room 1 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Early bird tickets will be available online and from the SocsBox until the 10th February. Tickets will be available online and from the SocsBox after this for €50.

 

Mikkeller Running Club This Sunday

Mikkeller Running Club is back at 12.30pm this Sunday 10th February. Head down to the Salthouse and join them for a 5/8/10k sociable run along the Prom with a free beer at the end!

 

Does your Club or Society need €1000?

Simply make a short 3 minute video on STEM and your association and submit it to in the ReelLife Science video competition to be in with a chance of winning and a screening at Galway Science and Technology Festival 2019. For more info see www.reeellifescience.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. The deadline for submissions is the 18th October 2019.

 

Join Galway Sanctuary Runners this Saturday

The first Galway Sanctuary Runners run takes places this Saturday 9th February at 9.30am in Knocknacarra and you are invited to get involved. The Sanctuary Runners enable Irish People to run alongside, and in solidarity with, those in Direct Provision thereby fostering friendship, positivity and respect while bringing greater awareness to the system in which asylum seekers live. The run will be the 5km free, timed Parkrun in Knocknacarra.

 

Galway 2020 Volunteer Recruitment Event

Galway 2020 will be holding their Volunteer Recruitment Event 3pm-6pm on Saturday the 16th of February in Tribeton. They are looking for Wave Makers to join their team. There’ll be lots of information about volunteering along with free finger food and music on the day!

 

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located 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.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union condemns unprecedented rent increases in Student Accommodation

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NUI Galway Students’ Union condemns unprecedented rent increases in Student Accommodation

NUI Galway Students’ Union has publicly called out the Menlo Park Apartment complex for the rent increases it has come out with this week. The apartments, located on the Headford Road and privately owned, accommodate about 140 NUI Galway students every year. Prices have been rising steadily year on year, but the increase this year have seen the price of a single en-suite room rise by €1,390 compared to last year’s prices, which is an increase of 20%.

Megan Reilly, President of the Students’ Union, said: “It is beyond frustrating that a year after our efforts protesting the accommodation price rise in Cúirt na Coiribe, we are facing yet another such increase in one of our accommodation providers. These kind of rent increases not captured by the Residential Tenancies Act exploit students in a time of an accommodation crisis, and they must not go unchallenged.”

Last year a commitment was made by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government that the Government would move to introduce legislation that would extend the 4% rent cap rule to purpose built student accommodation, but nothing has come of this yet. According to the Residential Tenancies Board, Rent Pressure Zones are designated areas where rent can only be increased by up to 4% a year. Located in parts of the country where rents are highest and rising, they are intended to moderate the rise in rents in these areas and create a stable and sustainable rental market.

Megan added: “The failure of the Government to act on this matter means unregulated rent increases in Student Accommodation continue to happen, while the private housing surrounding these areas is bound by the 4% rule. Soaring Accommodation prices continue to be one of the biggest barriers to securing a Third Level education, with parents now being faced with paying the increase, or students having to work extra hours to afford to live in Galway.”

“Not Consent” Exhibition to open NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week

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“Not Consent” Exhibition to open NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week

NUI Galway Students’ Union will launch their SHAG Week (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) events on Saturday 9th of February with the Galway premier of the “Not Consent” Exhibition in the O’Donoghue Centre. This powerful piece features exhibits of clothing worn at the time of sexual assault or rape donated by the victims. The exhibition is curated by Ruth Maxwell who survived a horrendous attack on her way to work in Dublin in 2016 and aims to end victim blaming culture. The exhibition will be open 2pm-6pm and there will be representatives from Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Stop Domestic Violence in Ireland, Survivors Side by Side and NUI Galway Students’ Union speaking at the event along with performances from well-known musicians.

On Tuesday 12th of February at 6pm the Students’ Union will also host the NUIG premier screening of the movie “The Meeting” in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre in conjunction with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. The film is based on a real meeting which took place between Ailbhe Griffith and the man who, nine years earlier, subjected her to a horrific sexual assault and left her seriously injured and fearing for her life. Griffith, in an extraordinary move, plays herself in this unique drama and will be speaking at the event. Limited free tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Other events during the week include disclosure training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre, information on violence in relationships from COPE Galway, a saucy Valentine’s Day show from The Dirty Circus and Sex Toy Bingo which is nothing like the bingo your Granny might attend! The free, on campus, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic will have extended hours during SHAG Week. The Students’ Union will also distribute free condoms to students.

Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer Clare Austick said: “We are delighted to be working with Ruth Maxwell to bring the amazing “Not Consent” exhibition to NUIG. Students’ Unions and Universities need to take a strong lead in ending the culture of victim blaming as sexual violence and harassment are still prevalent issues in today’s world. How somebody is dressed is not consent. Consent is Ongoing, Mutual and Freely Given – this is the core message of the NUIG Smart Consent courses.”

Students’ Union President Megan Reilly said: “We hope that our SHAG week events will encourage our students to take a responsible attitude to sexual health and healthy relationships. We still have a long way to go in Irish society in terms of breaking down the taboo of talking about sex.  We want our students to be educated about their sexual safety.”

Full programme of events available at: https://su.nuigalway.ie/nuig-shag-week-february-2019/

NUIG SHAG Week February 2019

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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2019

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2019

Saturday 9th of February / Dé Sathairn, an 9 Feabhra

Monday 11th of February / Dé Luain, an 11 Feabhra

  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Mondays at Smokey’s Café
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tuesday 12th of February / Dé Máirt, an 12 Feabhra

Wednesday 13th of February / Dé Céadaoin, an 13 Feabhra

  • 11am-3pm COPE Galway Violence in Relationships Information Table at Smokey’s Café
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201
  • 2pm-4.30pm FREE Rapid HIV Testing with AIDS West in The Stage, Áras na Mac Léinn

Thursday 14th of February / Déardaoin, an 14 Feabhra

  • 10am Valentine’s Day Chocolates and Roses – FREE while stocks last from the SU!
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.
  • 8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness! FREE event in the main bar.

All Week:

  • Free Condoms from the SU and SU Engineering Desk

More information from/ Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie