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SU Weekly Email 29 – 11th April 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Extra Study Space

The following venues will be available 8am-10pm as extra study space

Thurs 11th April-Fri 10th May

  • IT206
  • SC004 McMunn Theatre
  • SC005 Tyndall Theatre
  • TB302
  • TB303
  • TB304
  • TB305
  • TB307

Fri 12th April-Fri 10th May

  • AM109
  • AM110
  • SC003 Dillon Theatre
  • SC002 Larmor Theatre

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here.

 

Yoga Starts Tonight!

Our 8 Week €40 yoga course starts this evening and there’s ONE space left on beginners/improvers and FIVE spaces left on intermediate. Call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card or call in to the SU Office.

 

Locker Key Return Deadline Fri 10th May

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out and key returned before 5pm on Friday 10th of May to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open 10am-5pm Monday – Friday. Any items left in the locker after this date will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. Lockers for 2019/20 will go on sale 10am Monday 2nd September on the SU Website.

 

Exam Freebies in SU Office

We have limited free stress balls, phone charging packs, pens, colouring books and notebooks in the SU Office to keep you going through exam season.

 

Library Survey

Complete the Library Survey and you could win a Smartphone!

 

End of the Marchathon Celebration

We will be holding our end of the Marchathon Challenge Celebration 10.30am TODAY Thursday 11th of April in the Corrib Room at Sult. There’ll be tea, coffee and pastries. All participants are invited and there might even be some freebies!

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections, European Elections and divorce referendum is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We will have the Gardaí at our Voter Registration Drive at Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm Weds 24th April to stamp your paperwork – just bring your passport or driving licence!

 

Free 30 Minute De-Stress Yoga Classes

Lotus Society have arranged 9am-9.30am free de-stress yoga classes over the next two weeks in Áras na Mac Léinn. These are open to all levels and students and mats are provided. More info and locations are available on their Facebook page here.

 

Beer Run

The only free running club with a free beer at the end is back Saturday 20th of April! Join Mikkeller Running Club at 12.30pm Saturday 20th of April at the Salthouse for a 5/8/10k run along the prom and back with a free victory beer at the end!

 

SU Bookstore Collection Deadline

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any books belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm on Wednesday 15th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.

 

Need help with programming?

ComputerDISC is open until 2pm Friday 26th of April More Info.

 

Student Innovation Summit Invitation

LaunchPad in partnership with the Innovation Office at NUI Galway look forward to welcoming you to our first Student Innovation Summit at NUI Galway 3pm-4.30pm Tues 16th April. More info and free tickets HERE.

 

Library Opening Hours Exams/Easter

The Library will have Extended Weekend Opening Hours until 21:00 on these dates

  • Sat/Sun 13/14 April
  • Sat/Sun 27/28 April
  • Sat/Sun 04/05 May

Easter Weekend 2019 – Library Opening Hours

  • Fri 19th April 10:00-18:00
  • Sat 20th April 10:00-18:00
  • Sun 21st April 10:00-18:00
  • Mon 22nd April 08:30-22:00

 

Upcoming Sinn Féin Debate

“This House Supports the Legalisation of Cannabis for Medicinal Use” Weds 17th April. We’ll be hosting a debate surrounding this topic, the speakers proposing the motion are Joe Loughnane PBP, Louise O’Reilly TD Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson, and Luke “Ming” Flanagan MEP. The speakers on the opposing side are yet to be revealed. Free pizza!

More info from: sinnfein@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Drug/alcohol use and psychological well-being in university students

I am looking for participants aged 18 + to complete my masters dissertation study, exploring the relationship between drug and alcohol use and psychological wellbeing. If you do not use drugs or alcohol, you can still complete it as your answers will still be useful.

 

Are You Interested in Youth Mental Health Research?

YOULEAD are seeking 15 young people (aged 18 to 25) to be part of a youth mental health research advisory panel (YAP for short). We are interested in hearing from young people from all walks of life who are interested in youth mental health and knowing more about youth mental health research. This may mean having personal experience of a mental health difficulty, or experience of a friend or family member who has a lived experience.  Equally you may not have personal experience but would like to be part of the conversation. If so, we want to hear from you!  YAP meet ups will be held in Galway city, starting in April and run as a pilot over the summertime.  To get involved or for more information contact: olive.ogrady@nuigalway.ie

 

PhD Write-up Bursaries

Are you near to completing your thesis but have run out of funding? Good news! The university is offering a limited number of PhD Write-up Bursaries.

The application form & Terms and Conditions are now available here.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 26 April 2019.

 

Videogame Addiction Survey

The World Health Organisation classified videogame addiction as a distinct behavioural addiction last year, but there are very little studies, statistics or research available to support their decision. This survey is just to get a general feel if anyone has felt gaming has impacted their life beyond their expectations. It is completely anonymous and open to anyone. If any fellow students had 2 minutes to complete it, it would be a huge help.

 

Have Your Say on Ireland’s New Diaspora Policy

Global Ireland: Ireland’s Global Footprint to 2025 – the Government’s plan to double our international presence – commits to the introduction of a new Diaspora Policy in 2020. This new policy will guide Ireland’s engagement and relationship with our diaspora: our emigrants, our citizens abroad, those of Irish heritage and those who feel an affinity with Ireland around the world. Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., will be holding an open public consultation to inform this new policy at 6pm on Monday 15 April in the Hotel Meyrick, Galway. To register for this event, please click here.

This event is open to all. Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be available upon arrival.

 

NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2019

  • Teaching ends on Sat 6th of April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 8th April – Weds 10th April.
  • Study Week takes place Thurs 11th April – Thurs 18th April.
  • Exams Begin Tues 23rd April (except for 5MB3 Students who start Mon 8th April)
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Tues 16th April and will reopen at 10am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 11am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 9am on Thurs 25th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open 8am-5pm Fri 12th, 10am-4pm Sat 13th, 10am-4pm Sun 14th and 10am-5pm Mon 15th April.
  • Sult will be closed Fri 19th-Mon 22nd April Inclusive.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 8.30am-6pm Fri 12th, 9am-5pm Sat 13th, 11am-5pm Sun 14th and 10am-5pm Mon 15th April.
  • The Wall Café will be open 8am-3pm Fri 12th, 9am-3pm Sat 13th, 11am-3pm Sun 14th and 11am-3pm Mon 15th April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 10am-6pm Fri 19th Sat 20th & Sun 21st April and 8.30am-10pm Mon 22nd April.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Fri 19th– Mon 22nd April inclusive. They will re-open at 8.30am on Tues 23rd April. Opening hours during exams are 8.30am-5.30pm and closed for lunch 1pm-2pm.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with their last issue on Tues 2nd April.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Friday 29th of March for summer.
  • ComputerDISC will close at 2pm on Friday 26th of April for summer.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

NUIG Easter Holiday Arrangements

News & Events

NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2019

  • Teaching ends on Sat 6th of April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 8th April – Weds 10th April.
  • Study Week takes place Thurs 11th April – Thurs 18th April.
  • Exams Begin Tues 23rd April (except for 5MB3 Students who start Mon 8th April)
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Tues 16th April and will reopen at 10am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 11am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 9am on Thurs 25th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open 8am-5pm Fri 12th, 10am-4pm Sat 13th, 10am-4pm Sun 14th and 10am-5pm Mon 15th April.
  • Sult will be closed Fri 19th-Mon 22nd April Inclusive.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 8.30am-6pm Fri 12th, 9am-5pm Sat 13th, 11am-5pm Sun 14th and 10am-5pm Mon 15th April.
  • The Wall Café will be open 8am-3pm Fri 12th, 9am-3pm Sat 13th, 11am-3pm Sun 14th and 11am-3pm Mon 15th April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 10am-6pm Fri 19th Sat 20th & Sun 21st April and 8.30am-10pm Mon 22nd April.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Fri 19th– Mon 22nd April inclusive. They will re-open at 8.30am on Tues 23rd April. Opening hours during exams are 8.30am-5.30pm and closed for lunch 1pm-2pm.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with their last issue on Tues 2nd April.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Friday 29th of March for summer.
  • ComputerDISC will close at 2pm on Friday 26th of April for summer.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

SU Weekly Email 28 – 4th April 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

King Kong Company Tonight!

King Kong Company are playing a FREE GIG at 9pm tonight at Sult. It’s been a long semester and ye deserve an epic party! Here’s what to expect tonight

Outdoor Cinema Rescheduled

Due to the cold snap we have rescheduled our FREE Outdoor Cinema to 8pm on Wednesday 10th of April. There’ll be free popcorn and an ice-cream van!

SU Yoga Course Now Enrolling

Sign up is now open for our next 8 week yoga course which starts on Thursday 11th of April and is just €40! Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm and Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm. Sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to pay with credit/debit card.

Extra Study Space Semester 2 Exams 2019

The following venues will be available 8am-10pm as extra study space

Thurs 11th April- Fri 10th May:

  • IT206 IT Building
  • SC004 Charles McMunn Theatre Concourse
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre Concourse
  • TB302 Seminar Room Tower 2
  • TB303 Seminar Room Tower 2
  • TB304 Seminar Room Tower 2
  • TB305 Seminar Room Tower 2
  • TB307 Seminar Room Tower 2

Fri 12th April – Fri 10th May:

  • AM109 Arts Millennium Building
  • AM110 Arts Millennium Building
  • SC003 Thomas Dillon Theatre Concourse
  • SC002 Joseph Larmor Theatre Concourse

Soothing Scales Meet the Animals Today!

There will be snakes, spiders, insects and other guests to meet you for the pre-exam stress relief today upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Postgradaoke Tomorrow Night

Karaoke is back at Sult from 9pm tomorrow night Friday 5th of April.

Locker Key Return Deadline

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out and key returned before 5pm on Friday 10th of May to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open 10am-5pm Monday – Friday. Any items left in the locker after this date will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity.

End of the Marchathon Celebration

We will be holding our end of the Marchathon Challenge Celebration 10.30am Thursday 11th of April in the Corrib Room at Sult. There’ll be tea, coffee and pastries. All participants are invited and there might even be some prizes!

SU Bookstore Collection Deadline

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any books belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm on Wednesday 15th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.

Sin Issue 12

Read the last issue of Sin Newspaper this year HERE

FREE STI Clinics Finish Weds 10th April

Just a reminder that the free STI clinics finish in the Student Health Unit on Wednesday 10th of April for this semester. There’s a year round free STI clinic at the hospital, more details here, and you can get free condoms from the SU Office all summer long!

Need help with programming?

ComputerDISC is open until 2pm Friday 26th of April More Info.

Invitation to Fierce As Female Launch

You are invited to the launch of Fierce As Female in City Hall at 2.30pm on Monday 8th April. Fierce As Female will take place in Galway in September and will encourage increased participation of women and girls in Sport. The event will be a taster weekend of sport, showcasing over 30 different sports and athletic endeavours, from yoga and roller derby, to boxing, kitesurfing, circus skills and beyond. Fierce As Female will also host panels with experienced female athletes and speakers throughout the event.

Upcoming Sinn Féin Society Events – All Welcome

  • Women In Politics Panel Discussion 7pm-9pm  Tues 9th April in G011. Guest speakers: Cllr Mairéad Farrell SF, Pauline O’Reilly Green Party, Sharon Nolan SocDems, Claire Kerrane SF and Jessy Ni Cheallaigh. We’re collaborating with the feminist society and there will be catering provided.
  • #TheNorthIsNext Poster Making Workshop 7pm Weds 10th April in Áras na Gaeilge. We’ll be making posters demanding reproductive rights for our sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends in the north. We’ll be sticking them around campus so be as creative as you want! We’ll have tea, coffee, and refreshments too.
  • Debate: “This House Supports the Legalisation of Cannabis for Medicinal Use” Weds 17th April. We’ll be hosting a debate surrounding this topic, the speakers proposing the motion are Joe Loughnane PBP, Louise O’Reilly TD Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson, and Luke “Ming” Flanagan MEP. The speakers on the opposing side are yet to be revealed. Free pizza!

More info from: sinnfein@socs.nuigalway.ie

Paid Work: Students Required for Sentiment Annotation 

If you are seeking some extra cash and would like to take your part in an annotation experiment, feel free to apply for this job. I am currently hiring participants as part of my  PhD at the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP) of the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway. My topic focuses on sentiment analysis in financial news articles. I am looking for native-speakers of English having a background in business/economics with experience in finance and the area of investing. Ideally, you have a daily interest in the stock markets.
In the experiment, you will be asked to read a news article extract and judge it in terms of the contained sentiment. Payment is €23.24 per hour and you’ll annotate between 5 and 35 hours. To apply email tobias.daudert@insight-centre.org with a description of your professional career, your current state of studies and your experience in investing. More information.

Personality, mHealth and influenza vaccination uptake in adults with asthma

Participants needed for research exploring associations between personality and intention to engage in asthma self-care processes. If you are aged 18 years old or above and have been diagnosed with asthma you are eligible to participate. There is a €30 euro One4All voucher to be won by one participant who completes the full study.

Please follow this link for more information and to participate in the study or Email R.OMALLEY15@nuigalway.ie

The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Full ethical approval has been received to conduct this research.

 

Are you a filmmaker or producer?

CÚRAM at NUI Galway and Galway Film Centre will host ‘Science on Screen’ Information Day TOMORROW. A fund of €35,000 is available to create a documentary on the topic of Public and Patient Involvement. Register for this event now at: https://bit.ly/2FU76lQ

Invitation to ROPES Literary Journal Launch

Join us at 5pm on Tuesday 9th of April at Galway’s Town Hall Theatre for the launch of ROPES Literary Journal 2019! Come join us for a night of readings and wine as we celebrate the publication of this year’s edition, titled ‘Unearthed’. The keynote speaker at the launch will be acclaimed writer Melatu Uche Okorie, 2009 winner of Metro Éireann Writing Award and author of the 2018 short story collection, This Hostel Life. Proceeds from the sale of the journal will go to Galway Simon Community.

Are you a young adult (15-30 years) living with asthma? We want to hear from you!

We are running focus groups with young adults aged 15-30 years, living with asthma, to hear their opinion on what to include in a digital tool, e.g. a smartphone app or website, to support their adherence to preventer inhalers. The focus groups will be held over the next few weeks and will last approximately one hour. If you are interested in finding out more information, please email j.murphy51@nuigalway.ie.

“The Limit Of” Film Out this Friday

NUI Galway Bachelor of Commerce graduate, Alan Mulligan will release his first film, ‘The Limit Of’ nationwide this Friday 5th of April. At the age of 30 Alan realised that he had a passion for film-making, deciding to leave his successful role in Finance to become a film producer, director and writer, without any previous experience. The Eye Cinema in Galway are hosting a special Q & A screening at 6.20pm on Tuesday 9th of April which will be attended by Alan and the lead cast.

Small Towns Big Ideas Applications Open

Galway 2020 is now seeking expressions of interest from communities who wish to develop a project for Round 2 of the Small Towns Big Ideas programme and funding of €200,000 is available. Applications are invited from community and voluntary organisations, cultural organisations, heritage groups, festival bodies, artist collectives, schools, sports bodies, and other such groups. Interested groups are asked to create projects that demonstrate collaboration, ambition, creativity, community involvement, European dimension and of course, respond to the core themes of Galway 2020. The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Friday 10th of May.

Wind Down Week – Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

Thurs 4th April TODAY!

Fri 5th/Sat 6th April

  • Writing and Well-Being: The Academic Writing Centre Annual Conference

More information from studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Library Study Break Policy

The Library study break policy is back until Friday 10hth of May. Pick up a study break form on your way in to the library. You can have a break of up to 60 minutes but don’t forget to fill out the form and leave it on your desk or another student can take your place.

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections and European Elections is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We will have the Gardaí at our Voter Registration Drives at Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm Weds 24th April to stamp your paperwork – just bring your passport or driving licence!

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

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

 

Cúirt Starts Monday

Cúirt International Festival of Literature starts on Monday and runs until the 14th of April across Galway and lots of the events are free! More info + tickets

 

Easter Holiday Arrangements

  • Teaching ends on Sat 6th of April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 8th April – Weds 10th April.
  • Study Week takes place Thurs 11th April – Thurs 18th April.
  • Exams Begin Tues 23rd April (except for 5MB3 Students who start Mon 8th April)
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Tues 16th April and will reopen at 10am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 11am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 9am on Thurs 25th April.
  • Sult will be closed Fri 19th-Mon 22nd April Inclusive.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 10am-6pm Fri 19th Sat 20th & Sun 21st April and 8.30am-10pm Mon 22nd April.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Fri 19th– Mon 22nd April inclusive. They will re-open at 8.30am on Tues 23rd April. Opening hours during exams are 8.30am-5.30pm and closed for lunch 1pm-2pm.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with their last issue on Tues 2nd April.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Friday 29th of March for summer.
  • ComputerDISC will close at 2pm on Friday 26th of April for summer.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

 

 

#NUIGSU19 Part Time Officer Election Results 25th/28th March 2019

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#NUIGSU19 Part Time Officer Election Results 25th/28th March 2019

Here are the results of the SU Part Time Officer Elections on 25th & 28th March 2019. As no nominations were received for the post of Postgraduate Taught Officer nominations for this position will reopen in September 2019.

Postgraduate Research Officer

Oifigeach na nIarchéimithe í mbun Taighde

Total Poll                                  40

Spoils                                       0

Total Valid Poll                          40

Quota                                       21

TOCK, Emily                             39

Re-Open Nominations               1

Emily Tock deemed elected.

 

International Students Officer

Oifigeach na Mac Léinn Idirnáisiúnta

Total Poll                                  96

Spoils                                       3

Total Valid Poll                          93

Quota                                       47

FENTON, Avery                        83

Re-Open Nominations               11

Avery Fenton deemed elected.

 

Ethnic Minorities Officer

Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach

Total Poll                                  96

Spoils                                       1

Total Valid Poll                          95

Quota                                       48

CHIHUMURA, Victoria               70

McNICHOLAS, Katelyn              18

Re-Open Nominations               8

Victoria Chihumura deemed elected.

 

SU Council Chairperson

Cathaoirleach na Comhairle do Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Total Poll                                  49

Spoils                                       0

Total Valid Poll                          49

GREEN, Scott                             48

Re-Open Nominations               1

Scott Green deemed elected.

SU Weekly Email 27 – 28th March 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote Today 10am-5pm

Your final #NUIGSU19 Candidates are:

Postgraduate Research Officer

  • Tock, Emily

International Students Officer

  • Fenton, Avery

Ethnic Minorities Officer

  • Chihumura, Victoria
  • McNicholas, Katelyn

Voting takes place 10am-5pm TODAY on the Concourse beside Smokey’s Café – bring NUIG ID to vote. If you have registered for a Remote Vote log on to the SU Website 10am-5pm to vote.

 

Wind Down Week – Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

Mon 1st April

Tues 2nd April

Weds 3rd April

  • 11am-4pm La Roche Posay Promo with freebies in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 1pm-2pm Arts in Action “Staging the Archive” Free performance in O’Donoghue Centre
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201
  • 8pm-9.30pm Free Outdoor Cinema at the Engineering Building. Vote on the Facebook Event page for the movie we show!

Thurs 4th April

Fri 5th/Sat 6th April

  • Writing and Well-Being: The Academic Writing Centre Annual Conference

More information from studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Marchathon Ends TOMORROW!

We are in to the last week of the Marchathon Challenge which ends this Friday and our 48 NUI Galway teams have been making amazing progress! Keep up the great work and here’s this week’s competitions:

  1. Team Photo Competition: As usual we will be running our weekly Team Photo Competition during the last week of the Challenge! This week we want to see photos of your team ‘crossing the finish line’ as we near the end of the Challenge…most creative interpretation of the theme will win Smarter Travel Goodie Packs for the team. All photos must be submitted by 1pm on Friday 29th March at this link
  2. ‘Go the Distance’ Competition – Climb Kilimanjaro: During the final week we want you and your team to really go the distance to climb the Machame Route of Mount Kilimanjaro! Teams who achieve an average of 80,000 steps this week will not only have reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, but will also be in with the chance of winning Smarter Travel Goodie Packs and Me2You Gift Cards for the team!

 

Imagine NUI Galway Today

Join the conversation about the future of NUI Galway online today HERE.

This is your chance to have an input and make real changes to life at NUI Galway.

 

Library Study Break Policy Starts Monday

The Library study break policy is back from Monday 1st of April until Friday 10th of May. Pick up a study break form on your way in to the library. You can have a break of up to 60 minutes but don’t forget to fill out the form and leave it on your desk or another student can take your place.

 

Want to be in a Short Film?

FilmSoc are searching for a lady to play the mother of our protagonist in our next short film. Our protagonist is in their 20s so our mother ideally would be in the age bracket of 40s+. No experience necessary and the script is available on demand. We hope to shoot on the week of April 6th so if anyone is interested or knows someone who would be interested, please email: filmsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Focus Group Participants Required

We are running focus groups over the next few weeks to get student opinions on some short YouTube films that highlight issues around sexual consent. We want to find out what students think of the films, and ask for ideas for how to best promote them to other students. The focus groups last one hour. Depending on the time of the group we will provide snacks / lunch. Everyone who takes part will get a €20  voucher to acknowledge your contribution to our project. If you are interested in finding out more please click here

 

National Conference for Students Living With Disabilities: Registration Open
The Conference takes place 10am-5.30pm Weds 10th April in the Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission, 16-22 Green St. Rotunda, Dublin 7. Join us for this event if you are a USI affiliated student who identifies as living with a disability. Through a variety of workshops and speakers, the conference will discuss how to remove barriers and increase opportunities in the student and life experience of people living with disabilities. If anyone from NUI Galway is registering to go please contact Megan on su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

La Roche-Posay Roadshow on Wednesday

The skin care experts at La Roche-Posay understand that stress, particularly for students, can have a negative impact on the skin. That’s why they’re coming to NUIG to give FREE skin consultations, samples and advice on how to manage all skin concerns. There will also be La Roche-Posay hamper worth over €100 to win on the day. They’ll be on campus 10am-4pm Wednesday 3rd April so keep an eye out, especially for the bicycles handing out FREE product samples.

 

Talk To Your Politicians Climate Workshop

Come and gain the skills you need to talk about climate change and make your voice heard. 12pm-2pm Thursday 11th of April in AC202. Register here – spaces are limited. More info from gtyrrell@eeu.antaisce.org

 

Free Weekly Mindfulness Classes

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

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

 

Taxi Safety Tips

  1. Try not to travel alone; particularly at night
  2. Use the Transport Ireland’s Free Driver Check App
  3. When hailing a taxi on the street do the MPS check – does it have a meter, a registration plate and a registration sticker? Registered taxis must have all 3.
  4. Note the registration number on the roof. Make sure this matches the taxi door number and the number in the taxi itself. Note the driver’s name.
  5. Make a quick call to friends or family, stating the registration number and name of the taxi driver, ensuring the driver hears you
  6. Share your live location with Facebook Messenger or Google Maps

How to make a complaint:

If you wish to make a complaint about a taxi or hackney driver concerning a criminal offence you should contact your local Garda Station immediately and fill in an incident report. In an emergency situation, you should telephone 112 to be put through to the Gardaí.

The National Transport Authority operates a national complaints and enforcement system for taxis and hackneys.

 

Council Chair Election Results

Congratulations to Scott Green who was elected as your SU Council Chairperson for 2019/20 on Monday.

 

Explore Student Innovation Awards Open

Applications are open for the Explore Student Innovation Awards. €10,000 Prize fund available for innovative ideas. Deadline Tues 2nd April. Further details at http://www.nuigalway.ie/explore/

 

Darkness Into Light Early Bird Deadline Sunday

Sign up for the Darkness Into Light 5k walk/run here and help raise funds for Pieta House on Saturday 11th of May.

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections and European Elections is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We will have the Gardaí at our Voter Registration Drives at Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm Weds 24th April to stamp your paperwork – just bring your passport or driving licence!

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

FREE STI Clinics

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

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

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

 

Wind Down Week

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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 1st April / Dé Luain an 1 Aibreán

Tuesday 2nd April / Dé Máirt an 2 Aibreán

Wednesday 3rd April / Dé Céadaoin an 3 Aibreán

Thursday 4th April / Déardaoin an 4 Aibreán

Friday 5th/Saturday 6th April / Dé hAoine an 5/Dé Sathairn an 6 Aibreán

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

Taxi Safety Tips

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Some Taxi Safety Tips:

  1. Try not to travel alone; particularly at night
  2. Use the Transport Ireland’s Free Driver Check App
  3. When hailing a taxi on the street do the MPS check – does it have a meter, a registration plate and a registration sticker? Registered taxis must have all 3.
  4. Note the registration number on the roof. Make sure this matches the taxi door number and the number in the taxi itself. Note the driver’s name.
  5. Make a quick call to friends or family, stating the registration number and name of the taxi driver, ensuring the driver hears you
  6. Share your live location with Facebook Messenger or Google Maps

How to make a complaint:

If you wish to make a complaint about a taxi or hackney driver concerning a criminal offence you should contact your local Garda Station immediately and fill in an incident report. In an emergency situation, you should telephone 112 to be put through to the Gardaí.

The National Transport Authority operates a national complaints and enforcement system for taxis and hackneys. This covers:

  • The condition, roadworthiness and cleanliness of the vehicle
  • The conduct, behaviour and identification of a driver
  • Overcharging or other matters relating to fares charged by a driver
  • Matters relating to the hiring and booking of an SPSV
  • The identification and the general appearance of the vehicle
  • Please note: If you booked the service through a dispatch operator, you should first make a complaint to the dispatch operator.

More Information Here.

SU Weekly Email 26 – 21st March 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#FundTheFuture Walk Out 1pm TODAY!

At 1pm today we are asking all NUI Galway students and staff to leave their lectures in a walk out to demand that the Government #FundTheFuture – we will be meeting at the Big Yellow Thing outside the Library.

Here’s why:

  • We reject the idea of a loan scheme to fund higher education and condemn the current €3,000 contribution fee.
  • We believe Education is a public good and should be funded as such.

For more information contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Want to Run for Election? Nominations Close 5pm TODAY

We have a number of part time officer positions left to fill and nominations close at 5pm today!

  1. Postgraduate Taught Officer
  2. Postgraduate Research Officer
  3. International Students Officer
  4. Ethnic Minorities Officer

Nomination forms need to be in the box in the SU Office before 5pm today! The Election will take place on Thurs 28th March.

 

Charity Week Events – Volunteers Needed!

Monday 25th March

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

All events are raising funds for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. To volunteer email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections and European Elections is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We will have the Gardaí at our Voter Registration Drives at Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm this Weds 27th March and 12pm-2pm Weds 24th April to stamp your paperwork – just bring your passport or driving licence!

 

SU Elections Review

We will be holding an open review of the NUI Galway Students’ Union Elections 1pm-2pm on Tuesday 26th of March in Meeting Room 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Please come along and let us know what you think about the SU Elections – there will be free tea/coffee! If you can’t attend but want to send in your feedback email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Table Quiz 8pm Tonight!

The German Society are hosting a Table Quiz at 8pm TONIGHT Thurs 21st March in aid of  COPE Galway and Galway Rape Crisis Centre at Sult. It’s just €5 per person and 4 people per table and there are great prizes to win plus a raffle so get your teams ready!

 

SU Council Chair Election & Last Meeting of the Year

The last SU Council meeting of the year will take place at 6pm on Monday 25th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. All Class Reps must attend. The election of the SU Council Chair for 2019/20 will also take place on the night with refreshments afterwards at Sult.

 

Appeal for Information on Assault

On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning the 13th March 2019 at approximately 2:25am at a premises on Cross Street, Galway, two males were assaulted. One of the males received significant injuries. Gardaí in Galway Garda Station are looking for anyone that witnessed this incident or anyone that may have information relating to it. Please contact Garda Pat Casey 091-538 000

 

#NUIGSU19 Part Time Election Results

The election results from last week’s Part Time Officer Elections are available here.

 

#Marchathon2019 Week 3 Competitions

  1. Team Photo Competition: This week we want you to submit photos of you and your team mates ‘sticking together to get each other through the toughest week of the Challenge. Most creative and innovative interpretation of the theme wins Smarter Travel Goodie Packs for the team! All photos must be submitted by 1pm on Friday 22nd March, at the following link.
  2. Go the Distance Competition: This week we’re challenging your team to complete the Camino Frances trail between Sahagun and Leon (55km), by achieving a weekly team average of 70,000 Steps. Teams who achieve the target will be entered into a draw for Goodie Packs and Me2You Gift Cards for the whole team!

 

Vodafone Promo Weds 27th March

Vodafone will be in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Wednesday 27th March promoting their Vodafone X offer. They will be giving all switching customers free wireless Plantronics headphones when they switch!

 

Learn More About Drugs

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Taskforce will have an information stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-2pm Tuesday 26th March.

 

Travel Vaccine Clinic at Student Health Unit

If you’re travelling this summer you can book in to the Student Health Unit for your travel vaccines. More information and prices 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

 

FREE STI Clinics

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning TOMORROW

There will be a Daffodil Day Coffee Morning 10am-12pm on Friday 22nd of March at the Coffee Dock on the 3rd Floor of Áras Moyola. There’ll be a raffle, coffee, goodies and daffodil pins on sale all to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Want to help out? Email fiona.lowry@nuigalway.ie

 

Charity Take Me Out Tonight!

Entresoc are hosting a charity Take Me Out at Sult from 8pm tonight in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation. Tickets are €5 and include free entry to Electric/44.

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

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

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

 

Rock Against Dementia Tomorrow

Free this Friday? Salthill Rotary present Galway Rock Against Dementia in the Róisín Dubh. Featuring RISE Choir – ‘Be Inspired’ , Vulture Casino, Galway Baytones and headliners BARDON. Please support the use of music as a treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

 

Bonham Quay: An inclusive urban development?

This focus group will discuss the current student accommodation available in Galway and the thoughts of students regarding the accessibility/availability of student housing. We aim to open up a discussion about the upcoming student accommodation at Bonham Quay. We will ask focus group members about the inclusivity of the development and if they believe the needs of all students are being met. Contact rmnk@st-andrews.ac.uk to take part in the Focus Group

 

DCU Undergrad Summer Internships

Applications invited from undergrad students studying science and health related disciplines for DCU Undergrad Summer Research Internship Programme. Applicants don’t have to be DCU students and interns will receive a stipend of €1,825 gross. Deadline 8th April.

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

Can You Vote on Friday 24th of May 2019?

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Can You Vote in the Local and European Elections on Friday the 24th of May 2019?

  1. Find Out if you are registered by going to www.checktheregister.ie
  2. If you are not on the register or you won’t be at the address shown on Friday 24th of May to vote then you need to collect an RFA2 or RFA3 form in the SU Office.
  3. These need to be filled out by you and stamped by a Garda. You need to bring your Passport or Driving Licence to the Garda station to get your form stamped. Alternatively call up to Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm Wednesday 27th of March or Wednesday 24th of April with your form + your ID and the Gardaí can stamp your form there.
  4. You then need to Freepost your form to the Local Authority where you will be voting before Tuesday 7th of May 2019

#NUIGSU19 Part Time Officer Election Results Friday 15th March 2019

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#NUIGSU19 Part Time Officer Election Results Friday 15th March 2019

Mature Students’ Officer: Chuka Paul Oguekwe Deemed Elected

ELBERT, Gary 229

OGUEKWE, Chuka Paul 384

Total 666

Spoils 34

Total Valid Poll 632

Quota 317

RON 19

 

Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics: Sachi Sinha Deemed Elected

CLIFFORD, David 26

SINHA, Sachi 49

Total 82

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 82

Quota 42

RON 7

 

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law: Clodagh McGivern Deemed Elected

Round 1:

LYNCH, Niamh 36

McGIVERN, Clodagh 51

MURPHY, Ciara 59

Total 137

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 137

Quota 74

RON 1

Niamh Lynch and RON Eliminated

Round 2:

Non-Transferable 6

McGivern, Clodagh: 71

Murphy, Ciara 70

Clodagh McGivern deemed elected.

 

Disability Rights Officer: Alex Coughlan Deemed Elected

COATES, Conor 241

COUGHLAN, Alex 373

Total 652

Spoils 25

Total Valid Poll 629

Quota 327

RON 15

 

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Erin Mac an tSaoir Deemed Elected

MAC AN tSAOIR, Erin 573

Total 671

Spoils 32

Total Valid Poll 639

Quota 320

RON 66

 

Convenor of the College of Science: Kenny Cooke Deemed Elected

COOKE, Kenny 137

Total 159

Spoils 3

Total Valid Poll 156

Quota 79

RON 19

 

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: Aisling Fitzgerald Deemed Elected

FITZGERALD, Aisling 21

Total 42

Spoils 1

Total Valid Poll 41

Quota 21

RON 20

 

Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer: Morgan Ruth Queeney Deemed Elected

QUEENEY, Morgan Ruth 590

Total 673

Spoils 29

Total Valid Poll 644

Quota 323

RON 54

 

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies: Laura O’Toole Deemed Elected

Round 1:

HOGAN, Kayleigh 113

O’TOOLE, Laura 128

Total 262

Spoils 6

Total Valid Poll 256

Quota 129

RON 15

RON Eliminated

Round 2:

Non Transferable 12

HOGAN, Kayleigh 114

O’TOOLE, Laura 130

 

Societies Chairperson: Oissine Moore Deemed Elected

MOORE, Oissine 12

Total 18

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 18

Quota 10

RON 6

Clubs’ Captain: Pádraic Toomey Deemed Elected

Ó BEOLÁIN, Conor 3

TOOMEY, Pádraic 16

Total 19

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 19

Quota 10

RON 0

Positions Still To Be Filled for 2019/20

  • Council Chairperson
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Ethnic Minorities Officer

Nomination forms are available here: https://su.nuigalway.ie/elections/