September 2019

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SU Weekly Email 3 – 12th September 2019

Weekly Email

From: Joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Financial Aid Fund applications open Mon 16th Sept

Apply online at the link below from Monday. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

APPLY HERE.

Freshers’ Fair on Tuesday

We will have lots of freebies, inflatable games, competitions and food for everyone 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September in Áras na Mac Léinn – call down!

Turn Your Old Textbooks into Cash!

If you have old textbooks that you want to sell call in to us ASAP in the SU Office and we will sell them on for you. More information here

Election Nominations Are OPEN

We will be holding an election to fill the vacant voluntary positions of Postgraduate Taught Officer and Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies for the 2019/20 academic year. GET YOUR NOMINATION FORM HERE. 

  • Nominations Close: 5pm Weds 18th Sept
  • Canvassing Begins: 6pm Sun 22nd Sept
  • Election Day: 10am-5pm Thurs 26th Sept

Win FREE Comedy Tickets

If you’d like to win 2 free tickets to our Comedy Hypnotist gig just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie and tell us the name of the current SU President before 5pm Mon 16th Sept. The winner will be announced in the next SU Weekly email.

Important Deadlines

  • Mon 16th Sept: Course Registration Deadline
  • Mon 23rd Sept: Module Registration Deadline
  • Mon 30th Sept: Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct: Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge

Registration Information Here

Sin Issue 1

You can read the first issue of Sin newspaper online HERE.  The Sin newspaper editor Mark is still looking for volunteers so if you are interested in helping drop a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message via the Sin Facebook page here. Follow Sin on Twitter – their account is here!

Life Skills Courses Filling Up Fast

  • Sign Language – Limited Spaces
  • First Aid Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Child Protection Training – 4 Spaces
  • Yoga – 1 Space in Beginners
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course – Groups 1, 2 & 4 FULL
  • MMA for Self Defence

Call to the SU office to register or phone 091 493 570.

Cloakroom Open

The SU Cloakroom is back open every Thursday and Friday during term 9am-6pm. This service is FREE and is located next to the SU XL Shop near the Bialann.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tues 24th Sept!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm 2 Spaces Left
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm 5 Spaces Left
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm 4 Spaces Left
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm 7 Spaces Left

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

LIFT Leadership Training

LIFT Ireland is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership in Ireland. LIFT Ireland’s learning process is based on eight key leadership values. Each week, for a total of eight weeks, a certified facilitator guides a roundtable of 4-6 individuals through a specific leadership value. Using a proven systemic approach, the members of each roundtable reflect on what that value means to them and how they can improve in this area. If you are interested in taking part in this course please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Volunteering Fair

The NUI Galway Volunteering Fair takes place 11am-4pm Thurs 19th Sept in Áras na Mac Léinn. This is a great chance to get involved with local charity and community groups through volunteering. You can also get an award for your time spent volunteering.

6 Week FREE Stress Control Programme

“Stress Control” is a FREE six session class in the NUIG CSI building which teaches people to ‘become their own therapist’. Each session lasts for 90 minutes (including a break). The course starts Weds 18th of Sept and runs 10am-11.30am each Wednesday until 23rd October. Spaces are limited so sign up HERE.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? We will be running another Voter Registration day 12pm-2pm Wednesday 18th of September at Smokey’s Café. Call down and get yourself registered or pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is the 25th of October.

Chinese Course at NUI Galway

A 20 week evening course, An Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture, will commence in NUIG 7pm-9pm Weds 25th September 2019. The fee is €120 for NUI Galway students. The course is designed for people with no Chinese language basics but who have a strong interest in China or who travel or do business in China.  It covers not only the Chinese language basics but also a brief introduction to the history of China, Chinese philosophies, customs and traditions, Chinese protocol and business etiquette, Chinese food and wine, Chinese medicine and the concepts of Fengsui and yinyang. More info here  or contact suzanne.gilsenan@nuigalway.ie

Smart Life Academic and Wellbeing Support Programme 

A FREE TO ALL STUDENTS series of one-off Workshops and Short Courses for Semester 1 to promote wellness and academic success. The short courses fill up fast, so early booking advised.

Bookings: www.nuigstudents.ie/smartlife

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme – Applications Open

This programme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD in any discipline. Funds include a stipend of €16,000 per annum, a contribution to fees, and eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum.
FAQ deadline: 24 Oct 2019. Application Deadline: 4pm 31 Oct 2019. More info here.

Life Science Career Forum 1pm-4pm Sat 14th Sept

The WITS life science career forum will have key speakers and attendees from leading companies in Diagnostics, Industry, Pharma, Business and Healthcare. There will be talks on better understanding types of roles available to graduates and advice on how to move within the life science field. The event takes place in the Portershed in Galway. Registration and information is open at this li

Global Climate Strike Fri 20th of Sept

The Global Climate Strike will take place in Galway on Friday the 20th of September. More information here.

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 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their Life Skills courses for the 2019/20 academic year. Since 2009 the Students’ Union has been running a wide range of subsidised courses for the 19,000 students of NUI Galway with the aim of increasing their practical knowledge. These courses help to improve the employment prospects of students during and after college by boosting their CV’s. The courses also teach them important life skills including how to save lives.

Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “We are delighted to announce details of our Life Skills courses for the year ahead. Whether it’s learning how to help someone who may be suicidal or gaining the skills to administer CPR, all of these courses help to provide a well-rounded education for our students whilst also helping them to make their CV’s stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.”

The courses on offer from the Students’ Union for the 2019/20 academic year include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Barista Training
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • First Aid Responder Course

The full course descriptions, costs and booking information can be found at: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

NUI Galway Students’ Union is a democratic organisation whose mission is “to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.”

 

SU Weekly Email 2 – 5th September 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Orientation Week Events Continue Today + Tomorrow

Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!

TODAY

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books.

3pm-5pm Treasure Hunt with the SU Officers starts at Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm Speed Friending with host Johnny Graham at Sult

8pm-11pm Music from OIdskool at Sult

TOMORROW

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and free condoms!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema this Monday

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on this Monday 9th of September outside the Engineering Building. There will be FREE popcorn for the first 100 people and you can vote on our Facebook page for the film you want us to show.

 

Class Representatives

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 Cameron at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.

 

Lockers Selling Fast

You need to register at www.su.nuigalway.ie and pay online and collect your locker key from the SU Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please note if you’ve booked a locker in Áras Moyola or the Engineering Building you collect your key from the SU desk in the Engineering building 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am this Weds 11th Sept for the vacant SU Officer position of Postgraduate Taught Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Weds 18th of Sept to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thurs 26th of Sept.

 

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? We will be running Voter Registration days 12pm-2pm Tuesday 10th of September and Wednesday 18th of September at Smokey’s Café. Call down and get yourself registered or pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is the 25th of October.

 

Life Skills Courses Filling Up Fast

  • Sign Language
  • First Aid Responder Course
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course
  • MMA for Self Defence

Call to the SU office to register or phone 091 493 570.

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 17th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

 

FREE Tickets: The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College

The Kinds Of Sex You Might Have At College is a play about what you want, how you want it, if you want it and what happens when you don’t. It takes place 1pm & 5pm Thurs 12th & Fri 13th Sept and FREE tickets are available online here.

This play tackles experiences from across all genders, all relationships and all sexualities (or as many of them as we could fit into one hour). This play will equip you with a more proactive understanding of consent to apply to your future intimate encounters if you choose to have them.

Trigger warning: This performance contains language of a sexual nature and themes of sexual violence.

 

Clubs Day on Tuesday

There’s over 50 Sports Clubs at NUI Galway and you can join any/all of them for FREE at Clubs Day in the Sports Centre 10am-5pm next Tues 10th Sept.

 

Introduction to the Library

Get to grips with the library with their quick and free intro sessions. They run for the next 2 weeks 12pm-12.40pm Mon-Fri. More info HERE.

 

Join Societies

Societies Day takes place 10am-5pm Weds 11th Sept in Áras na Mac Léinn. Call down and meet all the societies that want to be your new best friends. We will be there too!

 

FREE Academic Skills Training Registration Open

Includes: Critical Thinking & Information, Digital Skills, Intro to Podcasting, Social Media for Research and much more.

Sign up for FREE HERE.

 

Comedy Hypnotist Tickets On Sale Now!

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones at 8pm on Mon 23rd of Sept in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from EVENTBRITE HERE.  

 

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of December 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

 

Research Study Participants Required

We are looking for healthy individuals, aged 18 to 30, to complete a questionnaire, have screening bloods taken and undergo a bone marrow aspiration. Expenses paid. Contact veronica.mcinerney@nuigalway.ie with name, address and phone number.

 

Beer Run this Sunday

The Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is the only free running club that gives you a free beer for your efforts! Join them this Sunday at 12.30pm for their monthly 5/10k run.

 

Culture and Leadership Tech Talk with Rent the Runway

On Weds 11th Sept, join Rent the Runway at the Portershed for a tech talk on lessons from working in microservices to be followed by a session on culture and leadership. Both sessions give an opportunity to meet the Rent the Runway team based in Galway, which is the location of their European Headquarters, and learn more about the company and current vacancies.

 

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.