November 2019

Month Archives

SU Weekly Email 14 – 28th November 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Wind Down Week Events

Mon 2nd Dec

  • 8am-9am Free seated Yoga Meditation in The View. Get tickets here.
  • 12.30pm-3pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge outside reading room/library
  • 1pm-2pm Free seated Yoga Meditation in The View. Get tickets here.
  • 6.30pm-8pm Stress Less Have More Success In Exams. Free talk in AM200 Fottrell Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building. Aidan O’Flynn, Sports Psychologist & Psychotherapist, will speak about coping with stress during exam time. Michael Day, Sports Nutritionist, will have tips on eating to perform during exams.

Tues 3rd Dec

  • 8.15am-8.45am Free Mindfulness Practice in Clinical Science Institute Room 2012
  • 9am-10am Free Yoga Class in The Space. Get tickets here.
  • 12pm-2pm Snowflakes and Angels. Join the NUIG Knit & Crochet Group in The Space to learn to crochet/knit snowflake or angel ornaments. €5 donation to COPE Galway. Bring own yarn/hooks/needles if you have them! Includes free tea/coffee.
  • 12pm-3pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge at the Engineering Building
  • 1pm-2pm Learn how to Hula Hoop in the View. Free class get tickets here.
  • 3pm-4.30pm Colouring! Take a break and drop in to the Art Room for some colouring in + sweets!
  • 3.30pm Christmas Tree Lighting outside Áras na Mac Léinn with choir singing, hot beverages, pastries and festive cheer!

Weds 4th Dec

  • 12pm-3pm Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm at Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-2pm Animal Ambassadors in Meeting Rooms 1&2 Áras na Mac Léinn. Meet their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!
  • 1.15pm-1.35pm Free Mindfulness Practice in Seminar Room 5, 2nd Floor Áras Moyola

Thurs 5th Dec

  • 12pm-2pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge at Smokey’s.
  • 3pm-4.30pm Colouring! Take a break and drop in to the Art Room and Hub Central for some colouring in + sweets!

More information studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Extra Study Space Christmas Exams 2019

The following spaces are available 8am-10pm Mon 2nd Dec – Fri 20th Dec

  • IT125 First Floor, IT Building
  • IT203 Seminar Room, IT Building
  • SC005 Tyndall Theatre, Arts/Science Building
  • TB303 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • TB304 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • TB305 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • TB307 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • SC002 Larmor Theatre, Arts/Science Building

*AM150 Mairtin O’Tnuthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building will be available 8am-10pm Mon 2nd-Weds 4th Dec & Fri 6th-Fri 20th Dec

 

USIT J1 Info Session Today

Ready to plan your summer escape? Call to the USIT stand today 11am-3pm at Smokey’s Café and their info talk 1pm-2pm in The Space.

 

Need Help with Wi-Fi in NUI Galway?

There will be a Student Wi-Fi Clinic 11am-1pm Tues 3rd Dec in the Library foyer. Staff from Information Solution and Services (ISS) and the Library.

 

Extended Library Opening Hours Mon 25th Nov-Sun 15th Dec

  • Monday-Friday 08:30-22:00
  • Saturday 08:30-21:00
  • Sunday 10:00-21:00

 

#TellTheSU Good News!

Due to students getting in touch with us about classes over-running and starting/finishing at different times we were able to lobby the University on your behalf. The University President has now sent a reminder to all University teaching staff that all classes start on the hour and finish at 10 to the hour e.g. start 9am finish 9.50am.

 

Final Dip of Coldvember 10am Saturday

The last swim of the Coldvember fundraiser is at 10am this Sat 30th Nov at Blackrock. If you can please join them for a swim and/or make a donation here. Funds will go towards Mental Health services at NUIG.

 

Stress Less Have More Success in Exams!

Free talk with industry leaders in nutrition and psychology 6.30pm Mon 2nd of Dec in AM200 the Fottrell Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building.

 

FREE Bike Lights Today

Galway Cycling Campaign will be handing out FREE Bike Lights from 4.30pm TODAY until they run out! They’ll be outside Wards on University Road.

 

Mythbuster Art Installation

The NUIG Irish Sign Language Society will have a Mythbuster Art Installation at the Library 8am Mon 2nd Dec to 6pm Tues 3rd of Dec to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities. All welcome.

 

Nominations Open NUIG Alumni Awards

The NUI Galway Alumni Awards will be presented at the Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday, May 16th. Let us know the NUI Galway alumni who have inspired you most with their outstanding achievements and careers to date. Contact alumni@nuigalway.ie to nominate today!

 

FREE WRAP Workshop

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) is a two-day programme that helps you to develop your own personally tailored Wellness Action Plan. You can use this plan on a day-to-day basis to manage your wellness, or to help you if you become unwell. WRAP is for those of you who want to make a positive change in the way that you feel or to increase your enjoyment in life. The workshop takes place 9.30am-5pm Mon 9th & Tues 10th Dec in the Croí building on Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway. Sign Up Here.

 

Want to make some noise and start a party?

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture want you to join the cast for their opening ceremony in February. They are looking for people to get involved in what will be one of the largest events the West has ever seen. Call down to Leisureland 1pm-4pm this Sat 30th Nov to find out more!

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

We are now selling our Big Yellow Thing Socks for just €9 a pair. All proceeds go to the SU Charities! On sale now in the SU Office, the SU Shop and on our website here.

 

Can You Bake?

We are looking for NUI Galway’s finest bakers to bake up some treats for us to sell at the SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit on Weds 4th Dec. The event will be raising funds for the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response. To volunteer email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie – even if you can’t bake we also need helpers to sell cakes, raffle tickets and charity socks on the day!

 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Mon 27th of Jan 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG. Tickets €5. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. BUY TICKETS HERE.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

#TellTheSU

If there’s something you want to highlight, or if you want to ask about something, it’s simple! Just get in touch with the Students’ Union by using #TellTheSU Maybe you want to get something off your chest or complain about something on campus. Is there something that you think needs to be sorted? Then #TellTheSU

You can find us on social media or fill in a comment card at our #TellTheSU Boxes around campus.

 

Christmas Exam Buses €2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 9th Dec – Thurs 19th Dec 2019

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Pet Farm Visit

As part of our Wind Down Week of events we will have our Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit 12pm – 3pm Weds 4th Dec at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be llamas, goats, rabbits, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, chicks, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM. Our friends at NUIG Animal Ambassadors will also have their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 30th Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

 

What Are We Doing for You?

You can find details of your SU Officer Reports, minutes from the SU Officer meetings and your Class Rep Council meetings HERE. If you’ve any questions/comments just give us a shout!

 

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

 

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.

Wind Down Week

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Wind Down Week / Seachtain Scíthe Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

Faigh faoiseamh ón strus agus lig do scíth

Monday 2nd December / Dé Luain 2 Nollaig

  • 8am-9am Free seated Yoga Meditation in The View. Get tickets here.
  • 12.30pm-3pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge outside reading room/library
  • 1pm-2pm Free seated Yoga Meditation in The View. Get tickets here.
  • 6.30pm-8pm Stress Less Have More Success In Exams. Free talk in AM200 Fottrell Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building. Aidan O’Flynn, Sports Psychologist & Psychotherapist, will speak about coping with stress during exam time. Michael Day, Sports Nutritionist, will have tips on eating to perform during exams.

Tuesday 3rd December / Dé Máirt 3 Nollaig

  • 8.15am-8.45am Free Mindfulness Practice in Clinical Science Institute Room 2012
  • 9am-10am Free Yoga Class in The Space. Get tickets here.
  • 12pm-2pm Snowflakes and Angels. Join the NUIG Knit & Crochet Group in The Space to learn to crochet/knit snowflake or angel ornaments. €5 donation to COPE Galway. Bring own yarn/hooks/needles if you have them! Includes free tea/coffee.
  • 12pm-3pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge at the Engineering Building
  • 1pm-2pm Learn how to Hula Hoop in the View. Free class get tickets here.
  • 3pm-4.30pm Colouring! Take a break and drop in to the Art Room for some colouring in + sweets!
  • 3.30pm Christmas Tree Lighting outside Áras na Mac Léinn with choir singing, hot beverages, pastries and festive cheer!

Wednesday 4th December / Dé Céadaoin 4 Nollaig

  • 12pm-3pm Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm at Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-2pm Animal Ambassadors in Meeting Rooms 1&2 Áras na Mac Léinn. Meet their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!
  • 1.15pm-1.35pm Free Mindfulness Practice in Seminar Room 5, 2nd Floor Áras Moyola

Thursday 5th December / Déardaoin 5 Nollaig

  • 12pm-2pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge at Smokey’s.
  • 3pm-4.30pm Colouring! Take a break and drop in to the Art Room and Hub Central for some colouring in + sweets!

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

Students’ Union Welcomes University of Sanctuary Designation

News & Events

Students’ Union Welcomes University of Sanctuary Designation

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union has today welcomed the designation of NUI Galway as an official University of Sanctuary. The University of Sanctuary campaign is an initiative to make NUI Galway more inclusive to refugees, asylum seekers and members of the Irish Travelling Community. Scholarships have now been offered to members of these marginalized groups to attend the University.

 

The campaign began in 2016 and was student led from it’s inception. The Students’ Union has been involved in the process through running awareness campaigns and sitting on the steering committee. The designation will improve access, inclusion and visibility of students from ethnic minority communities at NUI Galway.

 

Clare Austick, Students’ Union President said: “We are so proud that NUI Galway is now an official University of Sanctuary. This campaign has been student led from the beginning and the Students’ Union has been proud to support it. It’s so important that the University is seen as a welcoming and accessible space for all our students from every background and circumstance.”

 

Pictured (left to right): Imelda Byrne, Joseph Nyirenda, Mayor Mike Cubbard, Aidan Harte, David Stanton (Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration), Suzanne McKane, Ciaràn Ó hÓgartaigh, Tiffy Allen, Anne Scott, Clare Austick

 

SU Weekly Email 13 – 21st November 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

SU Council Meeting Monday

The final SU Council meeting of this year takes place at 6pm this Monday 25th of November in HBB G019 in the Human Biology Building opposite Sult. All are welcome to attend. For more info contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

We are now selling our Big Yellow Thing Socks for just €9 a pair. All proceeds go to the SU Charities! On sale now in the SU Office, the SU Shop and on our website here.

 

Win €100 SU Card Credit!

The latest issue of Sin newspaper has another great crossword competition with €100 SU Card Credit up for grabs along with all the NUIG news you need to know!

Read It Here!

 

Registration Open for NStEP Training

NStEP (the National Student Engagement Programme) training sessions have been booked and will take place 2pm-5pm Weds 27th Nov. You can reserve your place HERE.  These sessions are open to all students however only 30 people can attend an individual session. The training will focus on the following areas – The Student Learning Experience, Gathering Student Opinion, Effective Feedback, Developing Solutions, Making Change Happen, Closing the Loop. If you have any questions email su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Can You Bake?

We are looking for NUI Galway’s finest bakers to bake up some treats for us to sell at the SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit on Weds 4th Dec. The event will be raising funds for the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response. To volunteer email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie – even if you can’t bake we also need helpers to sell cakes, raffle tickets and charity socks on the day!

 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Mon 27th of Jan 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG. Tickets €5. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. BUY TICKETS HERE.

 

Deadline to Register to Vote is Monday!

The deadline to get registered to vote is this Monday 25th of November. Get your paperwork sorted in the SU Office ASAP to make sure you can use your vote.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

#TellTheSU

If there’s something you want to highlight, or if you want to ask about something, it’s simple! Just get in touch with the Students’ Union by using #TellTheSU Maybe you want to get something off your chest or complain about something on campus. Is there something that you think needs to be sorted? Then #TellTheSU

You can find us on social media or fill in a comment card at our #TellTheSU Boxes around campus.

 

Christmas Exam Buses €2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Monday 9th December – Thursday 19th December 2019

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Pet Farm Visit

As part of our Wind Down Week of events we will have our Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit 12pm – 3pm Weds 4th Dec at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be llamas, goats, lambs, rabbits, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, chicks, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM. Our friends at NUIG Animal Ambassadors will also have their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!

 

USIT J1 Info Stand and talk next Thursday

Planning your summer already? USIT will be on campus next Thurs 28th Nov with lots of info about your J1 options. Call to their stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm.

 

Give Blood in Galway Next Week

5pm-8.30pm Tues 26th, Weds 27th and Thurs 28th November in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit Industrial Estate

 

Free Mindfulness Practice

Practise self-care and self-compassion this week! We now have two free shared mindfulness practice sessions in NUI Galway each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Tuesday morning Mindfulness with Dr Eva Flynn:  8.15am to 8.45am in the Clinical Science Institute, Room 2012 (Up to and including 10th Dec)

Wednesday lunchtime Mindfulness with Dr Phil Noone: 1.15pm to 1.35pm in Seminar Room 5, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola (Up to and including 10th Dec)
All our shared practice sessions are free and suitable for people with no previous knowledge of mindfulness as well as those who have been practising for many years. Staff, students and members of the community are welcome!

 

Coldvember Continues

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. More info and the donation page are available here.

 

Outreach project ‘Let’s Talk Cancer’

‘Let’s Talk Cancer’ aims to dispel the numerous myths surrounding the risk factors associated with cancer, where facts can often be misinterpreted and research studies sensationalised. This is achieved through short, snappy, animated videos! The newest video focuses on ketogenic diets and cancer treatment: Watch it here.

We would also like people to vote for the next topic that they would like to see discussed through this link.

 

Like science?

Pint of Science Ireland are recruiting volunteers for their events 11-13 May 2020. If you want to get involved fill out the form here.

 

Irish Sign Language Society Party

The Irish Sign Language Society are having an end of year Party 6pm-8pm Weds 27th Nov at Sult. Refreshment vouchers/DNA ticket and food are included in the ticket (€5 available from socs box or socs online shop). More info from islsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Mental Health Survey

NUIG second year Commerce students are currently collaborating with SCCUL sanctuary in order to raise awareness around mental health.  It would be of great benefit to them if you could take 60 seconds to carry out their short survey here.

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 23rd Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

 

New Loyalty Scheme for Students Making Postgraduate Applications

Final year undergraduate students at NUI Galway can make a FREE postgraduate application (to NUI Galway) up until Tues 31st Dec (saving of €35). Eligible students have been emailed details of this scheme by Postgraduate Admissions (including how to access your personalised discount code). You can make up to two free postgraduate applications with your discount code. Email postgradadmissions@nuigalway.ie for info.

 

Argumentative Thought Experiment Participants Wanted

Using Judith Jarvis Thomson’s thought experiment, to see if your words line up with what you say you believe.

Take part here. For more info contact S.Nalley1@nuigalway.ie

 

Submissions Open for First Cut! Youth Film Festival

Calling young filmmakers, aged between 12-24 years! Do you have a short film you want to see on the big screen? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you!
Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a school, college or youth group, visit firstcutfilmfestival.com to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The festival runs Weds 11th – Sat 14th March 2020. The deadline for entries is Tues 21st Jan.

March For the Homeless

A march for the homeless is taking place in Galway at 2pm on Sat 7th of Dec. More information is available here.

 

What Are We Doing for You?

You can find details of your SU Officer Reports, minutes from the SU Officer meetings and your Class Rep Council meetings HERE. If you’ve any questions/comments just give us a shout!

 

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

 

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.

#TellTheSU

News & Events

#TellTheSU

If there’s something you want to highlight, or if you want to ask about something, it’s simple! Just get in touch with the Students’ Union by using #TellTheSU

Maybe you want to get something off your chest or complain about something on campus. Is there something that you think needs to be sorted? Then #TellTheSU #InisDonChomhaltasé

You can find us on social media or fill in a comment card at our #TellTheSU Boxes around campus.

Find us on: 

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram @nuigsu

Snapchat @nuigsu

Christmas Exam Buses 2019

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses with City Direct 

Cost: €2 Per Journey.

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Monday 9th December – Thursday 19th December 2019

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents The Ultimate Study Break: Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit
Cuireann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, An Briseadh Staidéar Iontach i Láthair: An Díolachán Cácaí Mór Millteach ar son Carhanachtaí agus Cuairt Fheirm Pheataí

12pm – 3pm Wednesday 4th December 2019 in Áras na Mac Léinn
12i.n. – 3i.n., Dé Céadaoin, an 4 Nollaig 2019 Áras na Mac Léinn

There will be llamas, goats, rabbits, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, chicks, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM. Animal Ambassadors will also be in Meeting Rooms 1&2 Áras na Mac Léinn 12pm-2pm.  Meet their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!

All funds raised go to AIDS West & Domestic Violence Response
Tabharfar an t-airgead ar fad do AIDS West & Domestic Violence Response

RAFFLE PRIZES

Strip of 5 Tickets = €2. On sale from SU Office and Áras na Mac Léinn

  1. Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Galmont Hotel & Spa
  2. Three Month Membership for Kingfisher Gym
  3. €40 Voucher for Dough Bros
  4. Voucher for a Galway Food Tour
  5. Three Month Membership for Planet Health Galway
  6. Bottomless Brunch for Two at Beef and Lobster Galway
  7. Ten journey ticket travel voucher Galway City to Dublin City from Citylink
  8. Hamper of Eskimo Oil Products
  9. €50 Eason Voucher
  10. Hamper from Matt O’Flaherty Chemists
  11. €20 Voucher for Pálás Cinema
  12. Voucher for 2 Lunch specials with Wholly Cow Burgers
  13. Hamper from University Pharmacy
  14. €25 Voucher for 56 Central
  15. 4 Tickets for any gig in Monroes
  16. €20 Voucher for the Front Door
  17. €20 Voucher for Matt’s Sandwiches
  18. NUIG Hoodie from the SU Shop
  19. Two return travel vouchers Galway City to Dublin Airport from Citylink
  20. €20 Voucher for Temple Café
  21. 2 Bottles of Wine

All proceeds go to the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response

Cake donors: Rúibín, Sult, Gourmet Tart Company, SU Volunteers

Raffle draw will take place 3.30pm Weds 4th Dec in the SU Office.

 

SU Weekly Email 12 – 14th November 2019

Weekly Email

From: Joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote Today

Don’t forget to bring your NUIG ID to vote today 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café to elect a new Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer to the Students’ Union. If you’ve registered for a remote vote please log on to the SU Website to vote 10am-5pm.

Exam Timetables Out Today

Semester 1 exams will take place between Mon 9th-Fri 20th Dec. Please log on and check your exam timetable carefully to make sure all your subjects are present.

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

We are now selling our Big Yellow Thing Socks for just €9 a pair. All proceeds go to the SU Charities! On sale now in the SU Office, the SU Shop and on our website here.

Student Levy Working Group

The next meeting of the working group about your Student Levy is taking place 1pm-2.30pm on Weds 20th of Nov in AMB-G066 in the Arts Millennium Building. For more info contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

Buses to March for Irish Unity

€2 NUIG Student return bus tickets on sale now on SU Website to the March For Irish Unity on Sun 24th of Nov in Lifford. Get tickets here 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Mon 27th of Jan 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG. Tickets €5. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. BUY TICKETS HERE.

Niteline NUIG

NiteLine is for you. It’s a listening, support and information service run by and for the students of NUIG. Volunteers go through a rigorous screening and training programme based on the Samaritans model and run with the help of the NUIG counselling services. The service runs 9pm-12am Wednesdays & Thursdays on 089 219 6918. They’re here if you ever feel that you would like to talk to someone that will listen, accept and understand without judging. You can talk about anything; no problem is too big or too small.

CreateHER Event showcasing Women in Media TODAY

Women in Media & Public Life: Diversity and Inclusion. Free event at NUI Galway TODAY Thurs 14 Nov. Tea & Coffee at 10:30am. Presentations begin at 11am in Aula Maxima Upper. Lunch included! RSVP to journalism@nuigalway.ie

NUI Galway Boxing Show 2019

NUI Galway Boxing Club are proud to announce their inaugural boxing tournament will take place at 6pm on Sun 27th Nov in the Kingfisher Sports Hall. With some of the top intervarsity talents in the country taking part as well as other high-level competitors from around the country, it’s an event not to be missed! Follow @nuigboxing on Instagram and NUI Galway Boxing Club on Facebook for more info.

Park & Ride Update

Just a reminder that during peak times the Park & Ride bus no longer stops at the Corrib Village stop.

What Are We Doing for You?

You can find details of your SU Officer Reports, minutes from the SU Officer meetings and your Class Rep Council meetings HERE. If you’ve any questions/comments just give us a shout!

Odd Shoe Day

Odd Shoe Day will take place 9am-1pm Mon 18th Nov at Smokey’s Café. We are asking people to wear odd pairs of shoes to raise awareness for the Special Olympics. We are fundraising on their behalf and will have prizes to give away to those who buy a raffle ticket on the day. Top prize is a pair of Panasonic speakers. There’s a 2 for 1 on raffle tickets if people share their pictures of their odd pairs of shoes and if they tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat. Instagram is @oddshoeday_nuig

Trans Week Events

  • Makeover Monday 18th Nov, IT204 7-9pm: Come along to express yourself through makeup, nail painting etc. Thinking of getting an undercut? We can give you one!
  • Transformation Tuesday 19th Nov, Hub Central 3-6pm: A clothes swap for trans students, who may need essential clothing items. Donations welcome.
  • Candle Lit Vigil Weds 20th Nov, Outside Áras na Mac Léinn, 6pm As it is Transgender day of Remembrance, we will be hosting a candlelit vigil with a symbolic flag raising to pay our respects, and to show solidarity to past and present trans students in NUI Galway and within the community.
  • Here’s the T Weds 20th Nov, IT202, 7-9pm A panel discussion involving a parental perspective on raising a trans child, a trans person’s perspective on parents who may need time to come to terms with acceptance and a discussion on gender performance.

More info from gigsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

Ógra Shinn Féin Society Events

Weds 20th Nov: Christmas Shoebox Appeal – Ógra Shinn Féin are collecting shoeboxes, money donations and items to fill boxes with on Weds 20th Nov from 10am beside Smokey’s Café. Half of the shoeboxes will go to children living in Direct Provision and half go to the 200 homeless children within Galway Simon Community. Please give whatever you can and help make Christmas that small bit merrier for the most vulnerable in society!

€2 Bus to the March for Irish Unity –   Ógra Shinn Féinn are running a return bus from Galway to Lifford, Donegal for the National March for Irish Unity happening on Sun 24th Nov. Get tickets here 

Research Survey – First Year Students + Illegal Drugs

Students in the NUIG Children’s Studies are carrying out a research study to find out ‘The type of illegal drugs and frequency most frequently used amongst first year college students in Ireland’. Please take1-2 minutes to fill out the quick anonymous survey in the link HERE. Your data will be greatly appreciated in analysing our results. Contact n.lennon4@nuigalway.ie for more info.

#GalwayGirl Photocall This Saturday

COPE Galway are holding an event to highlight domestic abuse at 2.30pm at the Spanish Arch this Saturday. They want as many women and girls, of all ages and backgrounds, to be present for a mass group photo in support of #GalwayGirl – a fundraising and awareness campaign for the new domestic abuse service in Galway, Modh Eile House.

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 16th Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

Give Blood in Galway This Month

5pm-8.30pm Tues 26th, Weds 27th and Thurs 28th November in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit Industrial Estate

Upcoming SafeTALK Course

There’s a free SafeTALK course on 6.15pm-9.15pm Tues 3rd Dec in the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources

Graduating?

Congratulations! Make sure you register for your Seanad Éireann vote. Seanad Éireann is the Upper House of the Irish Legislature and is composed of sixty members. Three of these senators are elected by National University of Ireland graduates. You can get a registration form in the SU or online here.

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Class Rep Meetings This Month

Mon 18th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC214 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 19th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Mon 25th Nov 6pm – 8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council

Please email su.education@nuigalway.ie for more information

Coldvember Continues

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. More info and the donation page are available here.

Be Part of Galway 2020

Galway 2020 is looking for 2,020 participants to take part in their Opening Ceremony in February. The lead up to the opening ceremony will take place from 2nd February with 7 nights of events across Galway finishing on Saturday 8th February with a huge open air finale in Galway city. More info is available here.

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

We Are Open!

Please note that during the graduation ceremonies we are open as usual 10am-5pm Monday-Friday – just let security know you need to go to the SU. All the other services in Áras na Mac Léinn are open as usual too including Flirt FM, ALIVE, the Student Health Unit and the Socs Box.

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.

 

SU Weekly Email 11 – 7th November 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

We are now selling our Big Yellow Thing Socks for just €9 a pair. All proceeds go to the SU Charities! On sale now in the SU Office, the SU Shop and on our website here.

 

SU Council Meeting This Monday

All are welcome to attend the next SU Council meeting 6pm-8pm Mon 11th Nov in HBBG019 in the Human Biology Building. More info from su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Vote Next Thursday

We are holding an election to fill the vacant position of SU Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer next Thurs 14th Nov 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café. Please bring your NUIG ID with you to vote. If you won’t be on campus to vote you can register for a Remote Vote on the SU website until midnight Weds 13th Nov.

 

We Are Open!

Please note that during the graduation ceremonies we are open as usual 10am-5pm Monday-Friday – just let security know you need to go to the SU. All the other services in Áras na Mac Léinn are open as usual too including Flirt FM, ALIVE, the Student Health Unit and the Socs Box.

 

Sin Issue 5

Hot off the presses you can read the new issue of Sin newspaper here.

 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Mon 27th of Jan 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG. Tickets €5. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. BUY TICKETS HERE.

 

Win an iPad

Please complete the NUI Galway Accommodation survey and you could win an iPad. It is very important to us to find out your views on NUI Galway’s current accommodation options. This survey is also relevant to students who commute. Complete the survey here before 15th November.

 

Library Study Break Policy Starts Monday

Just a reminder that the Library Study Break Policy starts this Mon 11th Nov until to Fri 20th Dec. If you leave your belongings unattended at study desk for more than 1 hours other students have permission to move them and use your desk. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the Library.

 

Graduating?

Congratulations! Make sure you register for your Seanad Éireann vote. Seanad Éireann is the Upper House of the Irish Legislature and is composed of sixty members. Three of these senators are elected by National University of Ireland graduates. You can get a registration form in the SU or online here.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Exams

Semester 1 (2019/2020) exams will take place Mon 9th Dec-Fri 20th Dec. The Semester 1 Exam Timetable will be released online Thurs 14th Nov.

 

Try Sports Next Week – Win Prizes!

  • 2pm-4pm Monday try basketball and volleyball in the Kingfisher
  • 2pm-4pm Tuesday try Tag Rugby in the Kingfisher
  • 11am-2pm Wednesday try Rowing outside the Library

 

Class Rep Meetings This Month

Mon 11th Nov 6pm – 8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council
Mon 18th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC214 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 19th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Mon 25th Nov 6pm – 8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council

Please email su.education@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

Invitational Boxing Tournament

The NUIG Boxing Club is holding an Invitational Boxing Tournament at 6pm on Sun 24th of Nov in the Kingfisher NUIG. Tickets are €10 for adults and €5 for students. Email nuig.boxingclub@gmail.com for information.

 

Coldvember Continues

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. The first swim is at 1.30pm tomorrow Friday 1st of November. More info and the donation page are available here.

 

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 5/8/10k run.

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 9th Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

 

Be Part of Galway 2020

Galway 2020 is looking for 2,020 participants to take part in their Opening Ceremony in February. The lead up to the opening ceremony will take place from 2nd February with 7 nights of events across Galway finishing on Saturday 8th February with a huge open air finale in Galway city. More info is available here.

 

Living With Loss Talk

The Irish Hospice Foundation are holding a free talk on Living With Loss at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th of November in the Clayton Hotel. The talk will provide information about grief and the range of supports available to bereaved people. All are welcome and more information is available here.

 

What Are We Doing for You?

You can find details of your SU Officer Reports, minutes from the SU Officer meetings and your Class Rep Council meetings HERE. If you’ve any questions/comments just give us a shout!

 

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

 

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.

 

Students Get Their Socks On For Charity

News & Events

Students Get Their Socks On For Charity

NUI Galway Students’ Union have today launched fundraising socks featuring a tribute to the iconic “Galway Yellow” (AKA Big Yellow Thing) sculpture on campus. The socks, a collaboration with Galway company Irish Socksciety, are on sale now for €9 a pair with all proceeds going to the SU charities. They’re an ideal present for anyone who has ever said “I’ll meet ya at the Big Yellow Thing” over the years!

The “Galway Yellow” sculpture outside the NUIG Library was created by artist Brian King in 1976 and has been a landmark and meeting point for UCG/NUIG students since then. It goes by a few nicknames most commonly “The Big Yellow Thing” but also “The Squiggle” and “Archimedes Balls”. The socks are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Shop at NUI Galway. They can also be purchased online HERE.

Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “We are delighted to launch our socks just in time for the NUI Galway conferring ceremonies. They are a great gift and will support the work of two very worthy local charities AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response. We hope past and present staff and students will love the socks as much as we do. We look forward to seeing them on cosy feet across campus!”

AIDS West offer the highest quality care and support to those affected by HIV/AIDS/STIs and to those worried about their sexual health.

Domestic Violence Response are a community led organisation responding to the issue of domestic abuse in County Galway.

BUY YOUR SOCKS NOW HERE! 

 

For sales info contact:

studentsunion@nuigalway.ie