November 2020

Month Archives

SU Secret Santa

News & Events

SU Secret Santa

Want presents?

Sure don’t we all!

Sign up to take part in our SU Secret Santa and you’ll get to give AND receive a present!

All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

More information on how it works and how to register is HERE.

Registration deadline Friday 11th of December. 

Deadline to send presents Tuesday 15th of December. 

RAK Challenge

News & Events

#RAKChallenge

Our second Charity Challenge is the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Challenge which takes place from 1st-31st of December. This month we are going to spread positivity wherever we go!

We have lots of suggestions below for Random Acts of Kindness that you can do or feel free to come up with your own ones and let us know. The RAK challenge motto is do good, feel good!

You can commit to taking part in as many RAKs as you want from 1 to 31! You can sign up to take part here. 

When you RAK make sure to share the positivity using #RAKChallenge and tagging nuigsu on our Social Media! We want to encourage as many people as possible to start RAKing every day!

This challenge is raising funds for the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

Please share our fundraising page so we can help them continue their vital work: www.gf.me/u/y4ykb4  

RAKS For Strangers

  1. Compliment the first three people you talk to today.
  2. Take part in the SU Clean Up on Fri 4th Dec (subject to Government Regs)
  3. Plant a tree.
  4. Let someone go in front of you in a queue.
  5. Take part in the SU Secret Santa
  6. Buy a warm meal or drink for someone in need.
  7. Stop to assist someone who looks lost.
  8. Do a 2 Minute Beach Clean
  9. Say something encouraging to a parent who’s struggling with unruly kids.
  10. Put together some bags filled with snacks and toiletries to give to the homeless.
  11. Write a letter/send a card to a local nursing/care home resident. It’s free to post them!
  12. Pay for a coffee for the person behind you in the queue.
  13. Pick up a piece of litter on the street and dispose of it.
  14. Pass along a compliment to a front line worker’s boss.
  15. Take the time to write a great online review for a local business you love.
  16. Leave a positive comment on a news article or blog post.
  17. Learn CPR.
  18. Send a care package to a front line worker.
  19. Smile at 5 strangers.
  20. Volunteer – ALIVE have lots of volunteering opportunities here
  21. Become an Organ Donor
  22. Sign up for a charity event – see 28-30 for inspiration!
  23. Introduce yourself to your neighbours, even if — especially if — you’ve lived near each other for a while but haven’t met.
  24. Do some baking and make extras to give to your neighbours.
  25. Do a clear out and donate unwanted items to charity.
  26. Ask neighbours if they’ve any jobs that they need help with.
  27. Set an alarm on your phone to go off at three different times during the day. At those times do something kind for someone else.
  28. Try to make sure every person in a group conversation feels included.
  29. Take part in the COPE Galway Christmas Swim – #SwimWhereYouAre 21st-30th December
  30. Take part in the GOAL Mile 24th – 26th December.
  31. Take part in the Sprint for Simon – 12 days of Christmas challenge. Sprint, run or walk 1k a day from 25th Dec to Jan 5th
  32. Go Vegan

RAKS for Friends/Family

  1. Tell a Friend you value their friendship
  2. Send a positive text message to five different people right now.
  3. Donate to a friend’s favourite charity in their name.
  4. Give a friend a book you think they would like.
  5. Send a funny meme to brighten someone’s day
  6. Reconnect with someone you haven’t heard from in a while
  7. Tell someone they are important to you
  8. Invite someone to a (virtual) meal online
  9. Figure out a friend or family member’s half birthday (six months from their full birthday) and surprise them with a little treat on that day.
  10. Forgive someone who has wronged you.
  11. Make amends with someone you have wronged.
  12. Write someone a song/poem/letter/postcard
  13. Send someone a song that reminds you of them
  14. Tell someone they make you smile and laugh
  15. Make plans to meet someone for a socially distanced walk
  16. Remind someone of your favourite memory of them
  17. Don’t forget yourself! Schedule a pedicure or massage, spend a few hours reading a great book or make time for another activity you love. Being kind to yourself will give you the energy and strength to be kind to others

 

SU Weekly Email 10 – 26th Nov 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week / An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis

Tues 1st Dec / Dé Máirt an 1 Nollaig

  • “Not asking for it” / Níl mé á iarraidh (Instagram)
  • 14:00 “Anytime of the Month” Period Poverty Training / Oiliúint i mBochtanas na Fola Míosta –ZOOM LINK HERE
  • 17:00 Active* Consent Workshop / Ceardlann Toilithe –  Tickets via Eventbrite HERE 
  • World AIDS Day / An Lá Domhanda SEIF – The Quad will be lit up in Red this evening to mark World AIDS Day

Weds 2nd Dec / Dé Céadaoin an 2 Nollaig

  • Guess How Many Condoms are in the Jar / Tomhais Cá Mhéad Coincíní atá sa Chrúsca (Instagram Comp)
  • 14:00 Queer Sex Ed/ Gnéasoideachas don Phobal Aiteach – Workshop Zoom Link Here
  • STI Awareness / Feasacht ar Ionfhabhtuithe Gnéas-Tarchurtha
  • 19:30 Hump Day Hoolie / Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua  Tickets via Eventbrite HERE 

Thurs 3rd Dec / Déardaoin an 3 Nollaig

  • 15:00 How To Get A-Head in Bed Talk / Ceardlann ar an mBeart a Dhéanamh sa Leaba – Talk Zoom Link Here
  • 15:00 -19:00 Free Rapid HIV Testing with Sexual Health West in Galway City (Book via booking.shw@gmail.com )
  • 18:00 Image Based Sexual Assault Workshop / Ceardlann Íomhábhunaithe ar Ionsaithe Gnéis – Tickets via Eventbrite HERE 

Fri 4th Dec / Dé hAoine an 4 Nollaig

ALL WEEK / An tseachtain ar fad

More info from / Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie + HERE

 

RAK Challenge Starts Tuesday!  

This December for our Charity Challenge we are going to spread positivity wherever we go with our Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Challenge. We will have daily suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness that you can do or you can come up with your own ones. The RAK challenge motto is do good, feel good! You can commit to taking part in as many RAKs as you want from 1 to 30 over the month! All funds raised during the challenge will go to the SU Charities who are: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health via our fundraising page HERE.

Sign up for the RAK Challenge here.

 

SU Secret Santa

Want presents? Sure don’t we all! Sign up to take part in our SU Secret Santa and you’ll get to give AND receive a present! More information on how it works and how to register is HERE.

 

SU Clean Up

Join us in the Salthill 2pm-4pm Fri 4th of Dec for our socially distanced beach clean-up*. We will have bags and gloves for all volunteers just make sure to bring your own mask and wear warm waterproof clothes. Meeting point will be at Grattan Beach. Book your tickets here.

*Please note this event is subject to Government restrictions regarding outdoor events changing*

 

Environment & Sustainability Working Group

We are setting up an Environment & Sustainability Working Group. If you want to get involved sign up here or email su.president@nuigalway.ie for more info.

 

NUI Galway Future Library Poll

This is your opportunity to leave your mark on the design of the new NUI Galway Library! Poll available at https://nuigalwaynewlibrary.com/

 

Class Reps Council

The next Class Reps Council for all Class Reps will take place at 6pm on Monday 30th November. For more information email su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Hump Day Hoolie

Tickets are available HERE for our next Hump Day Hoolie at 7.30pm on Weds 2nd of Dec. There’ll be comedy, speed friending, music, competitions and loads of prizes on Zoom.

 

Fees Deadline

NUIG Semester 1 Fees Payment Deadline is Mon 30th Nov. More information here. Details on the Financial Aid Fund are available here.

 

NUIG Zine call for Submissions

Poetry/Short Fiction/Essays/Memoirs/Art/Photography/Music. Email submissions to nuigzine@gmail.com – Deadline Sat 19th Dec. More info.

 

Need an STI Test?

Book your FREE STI Test with the NUIG Student Health Unit on 091 494 337

 

Beginners Guide to Changing the World Today

All welcome to this interactive workshop with Vicky Donnelly and ALIVE to have your mind blown 5pm-6.30pm today Thurs 26th Nov. Info.

 

Free Rapid HIV Testing

Sexual Health West are holding Free Rapid HIV Testing across Galway next week. To book your appointment email rapidtesting.booking.shw@gmail.com or phone 086 024 9111.

 

Teaching Hero Awards

Do you know a staff member who deserves recognition for how they supported your learning? Nominate staff for the Teaching Hero Award here.

 

FREE Workshops this December

  • Balancing Parenting and Studies 2pm Tues 1st Dec
  • Goal Setting & Motivation 3pm Weds 2nd Dec
  • How to Tackle an Open Book Exam 1pm Tues 8th Dec
  • Time Management 12pm Thurs 10th Dec
  • Making Connections with Fellow Students & Developing Social Supports 2pm Fri 11th Dec
  • How to Write an Academic Essay 11am Tues 15th Dec
  • Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown 3pm Weds 16th Dec
  • REGISTER HERE

 

Petition for Refund of Tuition Fees

A group of NUIG students have a petition for NUIG to partially refund tuition fees for 2020/21 due to Covid-19. You can sign the petition here.

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

ALIVE Volunteering Opportunities

Visit our website for new volunteer projects added every week!

 

NUIG International Day of People with Disabilities Photography Competition

International Day of People with Disabilities is on Thurs 3rd of Dec and the theme is “All in this Together”. NUIG students, staff and community partners are excited to build awareness of the wide variety of contexts and people for the International Day of People with Disabilities 2020! More info about the competition.

 

Ar mhaith leat snas a chur ar do Ghaeilge labhartha?

Bí linn ar 26ú Samhain don Ciorcal Comhrá ar líne. Beidh seisiún ón 6-7 agus ceann eile ón 7-8. Bí cinnte clárú go luath mar tá na spásanna teoranta! Seol ríomhphoist ag Seán ag: gaillimh@cnag.ie

 

Survey on student’s attitudes to Influenza vaccine + potential COVID- 19 vaccine

As part of the master’s in health economic course two NUIG students are conducting a survey on students’ attitudes to the Flu vaccine and potential Covid -19 vaccines. This is part of a report to uncover the attitudes in the student population towards taking a COVID vaccine, and the thinking that influences these attitudes. The data collected in this survey is anonymous. Any questions contact r.thompson3@nuigalway.ie or d.hennelly3@nuigalway.ie. Link to survey.

 

Cope Galway Christmas Appeal

There will be donation boxes until 3rd Dec on campus in the CSI Kitchen, HBB and the Socs Desk for the Cope Galway Christmas Appeal. If you can donate any of the following  new/unused items they will be a great help: Colouring books/activity sets, warms socks/gloves/scarves, jumpers/jackets, personal hygiene sets, mugs, pyjamas/vests/underwear, selection boxes/biscuits, tea towels/bath towels, handbags/wallets, tinned food/condiments. For more info contact paediatric@socs.nuiglway.ie

 

NUIG Shark Week

NUIG Animal Ambassadors and ZooSoc are launching a campaign to stop shark finning completely in the EU with real legislative action! They need you to sign their legislation petition here: https://www.stop-finning-eu.org/

 

Societies Online Collab LiveStream!

On Friday 18th of December the first ever Societies Online Collab or SOC Stream livecast will be on Twitch from noon until midnight. This is a totally free event hosted by a collaboration of NUIG societies and all donations will go towards Galway’s Teach Solais, a charity for the LGBT+ youth in the West of Ireland. Find us and more info on all platforms at SOCStreamIRL.

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all NUIG Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by your SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Seat Booking Update

If you have booked a seat in the Library or the Bailey Allen Hall and can no longer make your booking please cancel it! Only 55% of people are showing up for seat bookings. There’s now more seats available to book in The Cube too. Be sound and don’t leave someone else stressing without a seat. Book a seat here.

 

Disability Rights Officer Clinic Tomorrow

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic 3pm-4.30pm every Friday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Free Strength + Conditioning Classes

Our free Strength and Conditioning Classes take place at 6.30pm every Monday and Wednesday on Zoom. If you want to come along email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for the class links.

 

Donate to the SU Charities

This year we are raising funds for 3 great charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. If you can spare a few euro please donate here.

  • Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence.
  • Galway Autism Partnership supports families and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Helplink Mental Health is a charitable organisation providing accessible counselling, information and education mental health services locally (West of Ireland), nationally and internationally.

 

Need Grinds?

The Students’ Union Grinds Register provides a list of people offering grinds to NUIG students in a wide array of subjects.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

SHAG Week 2020

News & Events

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week 2020

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis 2020

Tuesday 1st December / Dé Máirt an 1 Nollaig

  • “Not asking for it” / Níl mé á iarraidh (Instagram)
  • 14:00 “Anytime of the Month” Period Poverty Training / Oiliúint i mBochtanas na Fola Míosta – Period poverty means not having access to the products needed during a period, such as pads, tampons, menstrual cups, or pain relievers to help with cramps. This could be because of problems affording these products, or having difficulty accessing them for social or cultural reasons. ZOOM LINK HERE
  • 17:00 Active* Consent Workshop / Ceardlann ToilitheActive* Consent workshops provide a safe space to explore the nuances of sexual consent and how best to negotiate active sexual consent. The workshop is based on extensive research into young people’s sexual behaviours, attitudes and beliefs. The aim is to not merely give young people the tools to recognise and communicate consent, but to also promote a positive and confident approach to their sexual health. The Active* Consent workshop gives young people engaging and up-to-date information and skills that are practical and relevant for their own relationships. Tickets via Eventbrite HERE – Zoom Link will be sent to you
  • World AIDS Day / An Lá Domhanda SEIF – The Quad will be lit up in Red this evening to mark World AIDS Day

Wednesday 2nd December / Dé Céadaoin an 2 Nollaig

  • Guess How Many Condoms are in the Jar / Tomhais Cá Mhéad Coincíní atá sa Chrúsca (Instagram Comp)
  • 14:00 Queer Sex Ed/ Gnéasoideachas don Phobal Aiteach – This is a general LGBT+ sexual health workshop with Leo Lardie from The Rainbow Project Workshop Zoom Link Here
  • STI Awareness / Feasacht ar Ionfhabhtuithe Gnéas-Tarchurtha
  • 19:30 Hump Day Hoolie / Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua  Tickets via Eventbrite HERE – Zoom Link will be sent to you

Thursday 3rd December / Déardaoin an 3 Nollaig

  • 15:00 How To Get A-Head in Bed Talk / Ceardlann ar an mBeart a Dhéanamh sa Leaba – This talk with Siobhan O’Higgins about everything you need to know about sex, pleasure and sexual health Talk Zoom Link Here
  • 15:00 -19:00 Free Rapid HIV Testing with Sexual Health West in Galway City (Book via booking.shw@gmail.com )
  • 18:00 Image Based Sexual Assault Workshop / Ceardlann Íomhábhunaithe ar Ionsaithe Gnéis – This workshop with Dr Caroline West explores what revenge porn is, why we need to rename it, legislation, and how we can support victims emotionally and practically. This is an issue that is on the rise rapidly in Ireland and we need to work to ensure people understand that this act can have very damaging consequences. (Tickets via Eventbrite HERE Zoom Link will be sent to you)

Friday 4th December / Dé hAoine an 4 Nollaig

  • 15:00 Know the Signs of Dating Abuse /Bíodh Comharthaí na Mí-Úsáide Geandála ar Eolas Agat – COPE Galway will help us understand the signs of dating abuse which can be physical, verbal, sexual or digital.  ZOOM LINK HERE
  • 19:00 Sex Toy Bingo / Biongó Bréagán Gnéis – This is not the type of bingo your granny would go to! There’s loads of sex toy prizes up for grabs and our host is comedian Steve Bennett so the craic will be had. All attendees will also get a 10% discount code to use at SexSiopa.ie. The event is free but there’s a suggested donation amount of €5 which will all go to the SU Charity Fund supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. Please give what you can. (Tickets via Eventbrite HERE Zoom Link will be sent to you)

ALL WEEK / An tseachtain ar fad

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

SU Weekly Email 9 – 19th November 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Mental Health Week Events Continue!

Today Thurs 19th Nov / Déardaoin an 19 Samhain

10:00 Virtual Coffee Morning – Stick the kettle on and join us for a chat/vent about anything and everything! (ZOOM Meeting ID: ID: 518 179 6706) / Maidin Chaife Fhíorúil

11:00 Fitness Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM Meeting ID: 979 9163 5589) / Rang Nirt agus Aclaithe

12:00 Panel Discussion – Mental Health in the Traveller Community (ZOOM Meeting ID: 912 0790 9067) / Díospóireacht Phainéil maidir le Meabhairshláinte i bPobal na dTaistealaithe

15:30 Changing Colours Workshop (Microsoft Teams Changing Colours Workshop 1) /Ag Athrú Dathanna

17:00 Yoga Class with Yoga Soc /  Rang Ióga

19:00 Mama Mia Netflix Party / Cóisir Netflix (Please note you need to have TeleParty installed to take part more info here on how to do this. )

Fri 20th Nov / Dé hAoine an 20 Samhain

08.15 Mindfulness Class / Rang Aireachais

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

Hump Day Hoolie

Tickets are available HERE for our next Hump Day Hoolie at 7.30pm on Weds 25th of November. There’ll be comedy, speed friending, music, competitions and loads of prizes on Zoom.

 

Read Sin Issue 4

Issue 4 of Sin newspaper is out now with all your NUIG news. Read it here. If you want to get involved in the paper just email Paddy on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Seat Booking Update

If you have booked a seat in the Library or the Bailey Allen Hall and can no longer make your booking please cancel it! Only 55% of people are showing up for seat bookings. Be sound and don’t leave someone else stressing without a seat. Book a seat here.

 

RAK Challenge

This December for our Charity Challenge we are going to spread positivity wherever we go with our Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Challenge. We will have daily suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness that you can do or you can come up with your own ones. The RAK challenge motto is do good, feel good! You can commit to taking part in as many RAKs as you want from 1 to 30 over the month! All funds raised during the challenge will go to the SU Charities who are: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health via our fundraising page HERE.

Sign up for the RAK Challenge here.

 

Sign the International Students Petition

International students have not been adequately considered in Ireland’s COVID-19 response. They are calling on the Government to:

  • Resolve the immigration appointment and application backlogs
  • Re-classify international students to avoid unreasonable healthcare costs
  • Consider international students when making policy decisions

Please sign their petition here.

 

Financial Aid Fund Update

HEAR/Access Fund + PME Fund are now closed. There’s no fixed closing date for the Means Tested Fund + the Hardship Fund but funding is limited so apply as soon as you can. More info.

 

NUIG Survey – win a €50 One4All Voucher

Now is your chance to give ALL the feedback to the University by filling out this 10 minute survey AND you could win a €50 one4all voucher for completing it!

 

Disability Rights Officer Clinic Tomorrow

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic 3pm-4.30pm every Friday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Teaching Hero Awards

Do you know a staff member who deserves recognition for how they supported your learning? Nominate staff for the Teaching Hero Award here.

 

Vote for the GEEC

The NUIG Galway Energy Efficient Car, GEEC, is currently in first place in the Global Shell Eco Marathon Virtual Competition after participating in the Pitch the Future competition. This Thursday you could help them retain that top spot by voting for them from 11am TODAY Thurs 19th Nov. Voting will remain open until Sun 22nd Nov. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram for details on how to vote.

 

Free Strength + Conditioning Classes

Our free Strength and Conditioning Classes take place at 6.30pm every Monday and Wednesday on Zoom. If you want to come along email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for the class links.

 

SU Shop Goes Online!

Not only is our SU Shop open Mon-Fri 8.30am-4pm on campus but you can also shop 24/7 online too! We’ve a new online store where you can get all the stationery you need and there’s free shipping on all orders over €20. Shop Here.

 

Changing Colours – Today!

An Ecopsychology Workshop Series from Student Services designed to support NUIG students to address their feelings about the ecological crises we are experiencing. 4 x 1.5 hour Workshops aligned with the cycle of the seasons beginning 3.30pm Thurs 19th Nov. Free, open to all, attend one or all four. On MS Teams Changing Colours Workshop 1

 

Registering with NUIG Disability Support Service (DSS)

Students with evidence of a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition, or a specific learning disability should register with the DSS. You only need to register with the DSS once and this remains in place for the duration of your course. You can register with the DSS at any stage during your studies; however, it is recommended that you register as soon as possible after starting your course or receiving a diagnosis. More info.

 

Beginners Guide to Changing the World

All are welcome to this interactive workshop 5pm-6.30pm Thurs 26th Nov with Vicky Donnelly and ALIVE to have your mind blown! Sign up here. Questions: alive@nuigalway.ie

 

Survey Being a Student during Covid-19

This is a survey about being a student during the time of COVID-19 and is intended for NUIG students ONLY. It is being undertaken as part of a module in Research Methods. If you are not a student at NUIG, please do not complete this survey. By completing it you are helping your fellow students in learning about conducting surveys and how student life is during COVID-19. Complete Survey here.

Justis Database for Legal Research

There’s a series of free workshops taking place on the Justis Database for Legal Research for law students. These can be booked here.

 

Thinking about doing a postgraduate course?

The NUI Galway VIRTUAL Postgraduate Open Day will take place next Tuesday, 24th November. The event will comprise of a series of live presentations taking place during the day featuring all Colleges and postgrad courses, and also such topics as employability, funding opportunities, applications, research, and personal statements. This is your opportunity to virtually meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to talk online with staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, and other student support services. You can pre-register to attend online now here. 

 

Blackboard Ally for students

Students – do you know that Blackboard Ally allows you to access more user-friendly file formats for online learning? It is very easy to use and can be really helpful. Simply click on the ‘A’ beside a file! You can get an audio version of a document, or you can download formats that are easier to read on a phone or mobile device. You can learn more HERE

 

NUIG Strava Club

If you want to win while you run join the NUIG Sport Strava Cub. This is a virtual running group where challenges will be set each week and weekly prizes to the value of €50 will be up for grabs. It’s a great incentive to get outside and stay active!

 

Need Help Getting Organised?

Notion is a task tracking app that allows you to set up checklists, calendars, task tables etc., You can add due dates and attach documents to tasks. It can be downloaded on all Android, iOS and Windows devices. By setting up an account with your NUIG email, you can get a Personal Pro plan for free (go to setting > plans > personal pro > upgrade)

 

Misleór Festival starts Today

The Misleór Festival runs 19th-21st Nov celebrating the heritage of nomadic cultures. Join their online festival featuring music, art, storytelling, poetry and cinema from around the world. More info.

 

The Big Big Science Quiz

This is a Science Quiz on Weds 25th Nov and Weds 2nd Dec in aid of COPE Galway, tickets €5pp or €20 for a team of 4, over €500 in prizes for the winners. Open to undergraduates only. Contact wistem@socs.nuigalway.ie or nuiguniversitychallenge@gmail.com for more details.

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all NUIG Mature Students. The clinics are hosted by your SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). When you enter the meeting, you will be placed in a waiting room. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Extra Study Space

There are now an extra 50 seats that are bookable Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for 2 hour slots in the Bailey Allen Hall via the library website. This is an interactive learning space with individual pods with sockets so you can talk on Zoom calls or attend your CÉIM sessions. The Library is now open Mon-Fri 08:30-22:00 Sat 08:30-17:30 Sun 10:00-17:30. Please remember to book your library seat first here.

 

Join the Kilometre Challenge

Our November Charity Challenge is the Kilometre Challenge which runs until Mon 30th Nov and you can still join in! You set yourself a personal goal for each month based around each charity challenge theme so this month you pick a number of kilometres to cover and you can do this by walking, running or on wheels. It’s not a one size fits all event – you know your own capabilities so you do you! More info + Registration link here.

All funds raised from the challenge will go to the SU Charity Fund supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. You can donate to the charities online here.

 

Check The Register

Have you registered to vote? You can now go to www.checktheregister.ie to check the DRAFT Register of Electors. If your details are missing/incorrect you have until Weds 25th Nov to get them amended so you can vote.

 

Time Out Thursdays

The International Office are holding Time Out Thursdays at 2pm each Thursday. Join for top tips on self-care and wellbeing, socialise and meet new people, have fun and enjoy yourself! Follow nuigalwayinternational on Instagram for details.

 

Need Grinds?

The Students’ Union Grinds Register provides a list of people offering grinds to NUIG students in a wide array of subjects.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

Mental Health Week

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week / Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte OÉ Gaillimh

Monday 16th Nov / Dé Luain an 16 Samhain

10:00 Mindfulness Workshop / Rang Aireachais

13:00 Yoga Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM Meeting ID: 913 6188 9314) / Rang Ióga

18:00 Self-Care during Covid-19 Panel Discussion (ZOOM Meeting ID: 968 0375 2952) / Díospóireacht Phainéil maidir le hAire a Thabhairt Duit Féin in Aimsir Covid-19

18.30 Free Strength & Conditioning Class / Rang Nirt agus Aclaithe

Tuesday 17th Nov / Dé Máirt an 17 Samhain

08.15 Mindfulness Class / Rang Aireachais

11:00 Fitness Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM Meeting ID: 960 4311 0974)

18:00 “Diet or Disorder?” – Eating Disorder Awareness Talk / Aiste Bia nó Neamhord?” Feasacht ar Neamhoird Itheacháin

Wednesday 18th Nov / Dé Céadaoin an 18 Samhain

All Day Competition: Find the positivity pebbles around campus / Comórtas: Aimsigh na clocha dearfacha thart ar an gcampas

13:00 Yoga Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM Meeting ID: 932 8784 0996) / Rang Ióga

16:00 NUI Galway on Drugs Panel Discussion /  Díospóireacht Phainéil maidir le Feasacht ar Shábháilteacht Drugaí

18.30 Free Strength & Conditioning Class / Rang Nirt agus Aclaithe

19.30 Hump Day Hoolie / Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua

Thursday 19th Nov / Déardaoin an 19 Samhain

10:00 Virtual Coffee Morning (ZOOM Meeting ID: ID: 518 179 6706) / Maidin Chaife Fhíorúil

11:00 Fitness Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM Meeting ID: 979 9163 5589) / Rang Nirt agus Aclaithe

12:00 Panel Discussion – Mental Health in the Traveller Community (ZOOM Meeting ID: 912 0790 9067) / Díospóireacht Phainéil maidir le Meabhairshláinte i bPobal na dTaistealaithe

15:30 Changing Colours Workshop (Microsoft Teams Changing Colours Workshop 1) /Ag Athrú Dathanna

17:00 Yoga Class with Yoga Soc /  Rang Ióga

19:00 Mama Mia Netflix Party / Cóisir Netflix – YOU NEED TO HAVE TeleParty INSTALLED TO TAKE PART. Info here on how to install. 

Friday 20th Nov / Dé hAoine an 20 Samhain

08.15 Mindfulness Class / Rang Aireachais

19:00 Big Weekend Table Quiz / Mór-Thráth na gCeist an Deiridh Seachtaine FULLY BOOKED!

All events are FREE! Imeachtaí SAOR IN AISCE iad ar fad!

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

If you need someone to talk to please contact:

Here are some little things that can make a big difference to your mental health and wellbeing:

    • Keeping Active
    • Talking About Your Problems
    • Looking Out For Others
    • Connecting With Others
    • Eating Healthily
    • Drinking Less Alcohol
    • Sleeping Well

SU Weekly Email 8 – 12th November 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Mental Health Week / Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte

Here’s just some of the free events we have happening for Mental Health Week next week. Keep an eye on our Website + Social Media for updates + competitions all week!

Mon 16th Nov

10:00 Mindfulness Workshop

13:00 Yoga Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM ID: 913 6188 9314)

18:00 Self-Care during Covid-19 Panel Discussion (ZOOM ID: 968 0375 2952)

18.30 Free Strength & Conditioning Class

Tues 17th Nov

08.15 Mindfulness Class

11:00 Fitness Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM ID: 960 4311 0974)

18:00 “Diet or Disorder?” – Eating Disorder Awareness Talk Get Tickets Here.

Weds 18th Nov

All Day Competition: Find the positivity pebbles around campus

13:00 Yoga Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM ID: 932 8784 0996)

16:00 NUI Galway on Drugs Panel Discussion Get Tickets Here.

18.30 Free Strength & Conditioning Class

19.30 Hump Day Hoolie – Get Tickets Here

Thurs 19th Nov

10:00 Virtual Coffee Morning (ZOOM ID: 518 179 6706)

11:00 Fitness Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM ID: 979 9163 5589)

15:30 Changing Colours Workshop (Microsoft Teams Changing Colours Workshop 1)

17:00 Yoga Class with Yoga Soc

19:00 Movie Watch Along Party (Vote in our Twitter Poll for the movie we watch!)

Fri 20th Nov

08.15 Mindfulness Class

19:00 Big Weekend Table Quiz – Get tickets here

Imeachtaí SAOR IN AISCE iad ar fad! Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

Extra Study Space

There are now an extra 50 seats that are bookable Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for 2 hour slots in the Bailey Allen Hall via the library website. This is an interactive learning space with individual pods with sockets so you can talk on Zoom calls or attend your CÉIM sessions.

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets  

Our next Hump Day Hoolie is on at 7.30pm on Weds 18th Nov. There’ll be comedy, speed friending, competitions and all the craic. Get your free tickets here!

 

Class Reps Meetings next week:

  • Mon 16th Nov 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Tues 17th Nov 6pm College of Business, Public Policy and Law
  • Tues 17th Nov 6pm Adult & Continuing Education
  • Weds 18th Nov 6pm Postgraduate Council
  • Weds 18th Nov 6pm College of Science and Engineering
  • Thurs 19th Nov 6pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies
  • Thurs 19th Nov 6pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge

 

Join the Kilometre Challenge

Our November Charity Challenge is the Kilometre Challenge which runs until Mon 30th Nov and you can still join in! You set yourself a personal goal for each month based around each charity challenge theme so this month you pick a number of kilometres to cover and you can do this by walking, running or on wheels. It’s not a one size fits all event – you know your own capabilities so you do you! Feel free to join at any time and we will have lots of perks for everyone taking part including access to 2 FREE Strength & Conditioning Classes each week! More info + Registration link here.

All funds raised from the challenge will go to the SU Charity Fund supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. You can donate to the charities online here.

 

Laptop Loan Scheme Round 2 Closes Tomorrow

Application are open until tomorrow Fri 13th Nov for second round of the NUIG Laptop Loan Scheme. More info and online application form here. For any queries please email: laptoploanscheme@nuigalway.ie

 

Financial Aid Fund Open

Don’t let money worries cost you your education. The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support for students who are experiencing financial difficulties while attending college.

 

USA Summer Camp

You’ll find the perfect summer job abroad with USA Summer Camp. USA Summer Camp are based in Kildare and work with over 700 camps across America, each filled with adventure, fun and excitement. If you want a unique summer, packed full of adventure, while making friends from around the world and memories to last a lifetime – then join the live webinar especially for NUIG students at 3pm next Tuesday 17th November to meet the team, hear more about camp and get exclusive discounts! Join Zoom Meeting Here 3pm Tues 17th Nov (Meeting ID: 950 1634 6837 Passcode: J2a4Jc)

 

New Library Opening Hours

The Library is now open Mon-Fri 08:30-22:00 Sat 08:30-17:30 Sun 10:00-17:30. Please remember to book your library seat first here.

 

NUIG On Drugs

You are invited to an online panel discussion on international and national policy context, mental health and substance use, and NUI Galway’s draft substance use policy and the importance of student input. There’s a chance to win a One4All voucher by attending. The discussion takes place 4pm-5pm Weds 18th Nov, spaces are limited and you can register to attend here.

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students (anyone over 23 years of age) whether you are an Undergrad, Postgrad or Adult Education student. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by your SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). When you enter the meeting, you will be placed in a waiting room.  If you are not admitted immediately, please be patient as Michelle may be speaking with another student. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

USA Summer Jobs

If you’re thinking of spending summer 2021 in the USA, USA Summer Jobs has the perfect J1 program for you! This highly independent J1 program allows you to have full control & flexibility over the most important aspects of your summer in the USA – where you work, where you live and who you live with. Sign up today and join the live zoom webinar especially for NUIG students at 4pm next Tuesday 17th of November to meet the team, learn about the J1 process and get exclusive discounts! Join Zoom Meeting Here 4pm Tues 17th Nov. (Meeting ID: 952 9760 1462 Passcode: J2a4Jc)

 

Apps + Tools to Enhance your College Life

Digital Champions are running a free 2 hour workshop to help you learn about some tools and apps to help you navigate the online learning environment, interact with your content and manage your time and deadlines. It’s on 11am-1pm Weds 18th Nov. Sign up here.

 

Study Participants Needed – win an Amazon Gift Card!

If you agree to participate, you can win 1 of 3 Amazon gift cards of €50 (or equivalent value in your local currency). The purpose of this study is to examine how different people interpret governmental policies or actions. It will take approximately 20 minutes, and 18+ and good command of English required; otherwise, it is open to everyone.

 

Changing Colours

An Ecopsychology Workshop Series from Student Services designed to support NUIG students to address their feelings about the ecological crises we are experiencing. 4 x 1.5 hour Workshops aligned with the cycle of the seasons beginning 3.30pm Thurs 19th Nov. Free, open to all, attend one or all four. On MS Teams Changing Colours Workshop 1

 

Check The Register

Have you registered to vote? You can now go to www.checktheregister.ie to check the DRAFT Register of Electors. If your details are missing/incorrect you have until Weds 25th Nov to get them amended so you can vote.

 

Thinking about doing a postgraduate course?

The NUI Galway VIRTUAL Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Tuesday, 24th November. The event will comprise of a series of live presentations taking place during the day featuring all Colleges and postgrad courses, and also such topics as employability, funding opportunities, applications, research, and personal statements. This is your opportunity to virtually meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to talk online with staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, and other student support services.

You can pre-register to attend online now here. 

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with all the NUIG Virtual Events that are going on HERE.

 

CARA Connect Programme

We recognise that this is a particularly isolating time for those in our campus community, with some feeling isolated, lonely, or disconnected from those around them. To work to combat these feelings we have developed the CARA Connect Programme which aims to support the power of conversation and connection. This programme is a peer buddy system, where students in similar locations around Galway City will be matched together to meet up for safe socially distant activities (e.g., walks/exercise, set up a weekly call/coffee or just to have someone you can say hello to each week!). The system will help participants to increase social interactions and form new friendships with other students and their peers. If you would like to participate in CARA Connect please complete the application form here 

 

Time Out Thursdays

The International Office are holding Time Out Thursdays at 2pm each Thursday. Join for top tips on self-care and wellbeing, socialise and meet new people, have fun and enjoy yourself! Follow nuigalwayinternational on Instagram for details.

 

Asthma Self-Management Masterclass Today

The Asthma Society of Ireland are hosting a webinar, an Asthma Self-Management Masterclass, at 5.30pm today Thurs 12th Nov via Zoom. The webinar aims to educate people with asthma, their carer’s and healthcare professionals on how to stay well during winter, focusing on the importance of medication compliance, inhaler technique, flu/pneumo vaccine and the importance of completing an Asthma Action plan with a healthcare professional. Registration is free and can be completed using this link.

 

First ever NUIG Zine – Contributors and Editors Welcome!

The NUIG Zine encourages people to get creative or start a new hobby! It doesn’t matter your level of experience in writing or photography, they want to receive submissions from and include as many people as possible in this project. You can volunteer to be part of its creation or be a contributor and they meet up once a week. To get in touch please email nuigzine@gmail.com Twitter: @nuigzine

 

Language Proficiency Study Participants Required

Would you like to participate in a study which aims to find out whether your ability to speak or perform in an acquired language (language proficiency) and how experienced you are in an acquired language (language experience) can determine how well you do on reading comprehension (the ability to process what they read and understand its meaning)? For more info please email l.hong2@nuigalway.ie Lerena Hong (4thyear Undergrad Speech & Language Therapy)

 

Are You Anxious about your Asthma or COPD?

The Asthma Society have an Asthma and COPD WhatsApp messaging service. This service is free of charge and allows people with asthma and their carer’s, to send a WhatsApp message to 086 059 0132, to start their conversation with an experienced respiratory nurse specialist to seek support, advice and information about their asthma.

 

Participants Needed: COVID-19 Study

Irish undergraduate and graduate students (age 18+) are being recruited for a study exploring how diet, sleep, and physical activity impact resilience to stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an international collaboration involving USA, Netherlands, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, China and Uganda as well as Ireland. The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete and will be open until 20th Nov. Complete survey here.

 

Need Grinds?

The Students’ Union Grinds Register provides a list of people offering grinds to NUIG students in a wide array of subjects.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Student Leap Cards

Our office is still closed so we can’t currently process Student Leap Card applications and we don’t have a reopening date yet. Please note that ticket inspectors on the train have been checking for Student Leap Cards in recent days as they don’t accept the NUIG ID card as proof of student status as it doesn’t have an expiry date. For any queries please contact the Student Leap Card help desk (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) Email: info@studentleapcard.ie Phone: 1890 457 056

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you

Students’ Union Charity Socks Are Back!

News & Events

Students’ Union Charity Socks Are Back!

NUI Galway Students’ Union have today re-launched their 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 website and the SU Shop at NUI Galway (Open 08:30-16:00 Mon-Fri)

Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey said: “We are delighted to re-launch our socks just in time for Christmas. They are a great Irish made gift and will support the work of three very worthy local charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. 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 everywhere!”

 

BUY SOCKS ONLINE HERE

SU Weekly Email 7 – 5th November 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Join the Kilometre Challenge

Our November Charity Challenge is the Kilometre Challenge which runs until Mon 30th Nov and you can still join in! You set yourself a personal goal for each month based around each charity challenge theme so this month you pick a number of kilometres to cover and you can do this by walking, running or on wheels. It’s not a one size fits all event – you know your own capabilities so you do you! Feel free to join at any time and we will have lots of perks for everyone taking part including access to 2 FREE Strength & Conditioning Classes each week! More info + Registration link here.

All funds raised from the challenge will go to the SU Charity Fund supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. You can donate to the charities online here.

Class Rep Meetings / Cruinnithe Ionadaithe Ranga 

The first SU Council meeting of the year will be help at 6pm on Monday 9th of November. This meeting is for all class reps so please attend if you can. The timetable of Class Reps meetings for this semester is available here. If you have any queries about Class Reps please contact Emma on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Hump Day Hoolie

7.30pm Weds 11th Nov is our fourth NUIG SU Hump Day Hoolie! There’ll be comedy, speed friending, music, competitions and loads of prizes on Zoom. Want in? Get your FREE Ticket now!

2 Minute Beach Clean

Unfortunately due to Level 5 restrictions we can’t do our monthly clean up tomorrow. However if you want to do a #2minutebeachclean with your household in your 5km radius Clean Coasts have some great information and motivation for you here.

Sin Issue 3

You can read issue 3 of Sin online here for all your NUIG news! Want to get involved with the paper? Contact the Editor Paddy Henry on editor.sin@gmail.com

Need to use a PC?

You can now pre book a PC in the Library. More info here.

Free Mindfulness Classes

There are free Mindfulness Classes running for NUIG students every Tuesday and Friday. More info and link here.

Laptop Loan Scheme Round 2 open

Application are open until Fri 13th November for the second round of the NUIG Laptop Loan Scheme. More info and online application form here. For any queries please email: laptoploanscheme@nuigalway.ie

Financial Aid Fund Open

Don’t let money worries cost you your education. The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support for students who are experiencing financial difficulties while attending college.

Download the Galway Safe App

We are encouraging all students to download the Galway Safe App which aims to reduce drownings in Galway City. The free app uses GPS technology to offer support to people detected lingering in particular waterside areas of the city late at night or early in the morning.

NUIG Conferring Postponed

NUIG has postponed the Winter Conferring ceremonies to the summer of 2021 when hopefully in person ceremonies can be held on campus. This decision was made based on feedback from students who were due to graduate. Anyone who booked robes can apply to get a full refund and degree parchments will be posted out to graduates. If you have any queries please contact conferring@nuigalway.ie

Don’t forget that all NUIG graduates can register to vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. More info here.

How to Be an Ally

This practical workshop training at 6pm on Thurs 12th Nov is designed for those that want to be antiracist and gives you the tools to explore this role as an Ally. Expert facilitator Megan Maria Browne sets up a safe space for all to learn. Questions? Pop ALIVE a line alive@nuigalway.ie

All welcome! Sign up for the zoom link here.

Updates for International Students

A reminder to all NUIG International Students that if you need Emergency assistance out of office hours you can phone 086 8576152.

The International Office are also starting Time Out Thursdays from 2pm today. These events will have tips for self-care and wellbeing. You will get to socialise, meet new people, have fun and enjoy yourself! Follow @nuigalwayinternational on Instagram for Zoom link.

Mental Health Wellbeing Programme: Limited Places Remaining!

WRAP® is an evidence-based programme that places participants at the centre of their own well-being. Participants cultivate a deepened understanding of their own self, by identifying early warning signs and triggers, while developing personal wellness tools and plans to maintain wellness. Participants partake in four 2.5 hour sessions, over two weeks, beginning Saturday Nov 7th. A select number of students will also have the opportunity to train as facilitators of WRAP®, qualified to deliver an evidence-based, internationally recognised mental health framework. To receive further upon WRAP® and an Online Form, e-mail Project Coordinator fiona.m.fitzgerald@nuigalway.ie

Walktober is Over!

The final NUIG leader board for our Walktober challenge is now live!

The Top 5 teams were:

  1. Stride of Pride 408,176 steps
  2. Between a Walk and a Hard Pace 370,286 steps
  3. GPS Skywalkers 357,944 steps
  4. Full Time Craic 316,550 steps
  5. BioTreks 309,665 steps

Well done to everyone for putting in an amazing amount of steps over October! If you want to keep going why not join our Kilometre Challenge for November!

Attention NUIG Graduates

Údarás na hOllscoile, the Governing Authority, is the ultimate decision-making body in NUIG. Nominations are now open for NUIG staff and graduates to run for election to Údarás na hOllscoile. Nominations close 30th Nov. More info + applications here

Check The Register

Have you registered to vote? You can now go to www.checktheregister.ie to check the DRAFT Register of Electors. If your details are missing/incorrect you have until Weds 25th Nov to get them amended so you can vote.

International Student Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are now available for International Students to discuss any issues you may be having. The clinics are hosted by the SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). When you enter the meeting, you will be placed in a waiting room.  If you are not admitted immediately, please be patient as Michelle may be speaking with another student. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

President’s Awards for Research Excellence

Applications Close 5pm Mon 9th Nov for the President’s Awards for Research Excellence. There are 3 categories: 1. Early Stage Researcher Award 2. Established Researcher Award 3. Research Supervisor Award. Further info

Stay Safe

HIV Ireland has launched two great new free services that are available to everyone and can be posted out to you:

Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum Competition

The Irish Student Entrepreneurship Forum (ISEF) is a student-run, not-for-profit initiative which provides student entrepreneurs with a platform to launch and grow their businesses. They run an annual, multi-stage competition, where finalists gain the opportunity to present their start-ups to a judging panel of established business leaders, as well as potential investors at a showcase event. There’s a series of workshops for contestants with companies such as Web Summit, Broadlake and Dublin BIC in the lead up to the event. Apply here. Application deadline Sun 15th Nov.

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students (anyone over 23 years of age) whether you are an Undergrad, Postgrad or Adult Education student. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by your SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). When you enter the meeting, you will be placed in a waiting room.  If you are not admitted immediately, please be patient as Michelle may be speaking with another student. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

Science on Screen Film Festival Starts Today

The Festival runs 5th-8th November showcasing the best of science films. All films are free but tickets are limited. Full programme and registration.  

Stress Control

Free online Stress Control Programme offering advice on ways to manage our stress levels during these tough times. For more info visit https://stresscontrol.ie  

Need Grinds?

The Students’ Union Grinds Register provides a list of people offering grinds to NUIG students in a wide array of subjects.

Need help with Maths?

SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to first and second year students across all NUIG colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses. Here you can receive extra mathematics or statistics tuition during their online service hours.

Need help with Writing?

The NUIG Academic Writing Centre provides free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing. These are available to everyone, regardless of level of experience or grade average.

Need help with Programming?

ComputerDISC is a Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUIG students who are taking any programming/software development courses. This free service supports all students with their self-directed learning in computing topics.

Need Someone to Talk To?

Student Leap Cards

Our office is still closed so we can’t currently process Student Leap Card applications and we don’t have a reopening date yet. Please note that ticket inspectors on the train have been checking for Student Leap Cards in recent days as they don’t accept the NUIG ID card as proof of student status as it doesn’t have an expiry date. For any queries please contact the Student Leap Card help desk (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) Email: info@studentleapcard.ie Phone: 1890 457 056

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.