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SU Weekly Email 15 – 21st January 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

Election of Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile

The call for nominations is open until 5pm tomorrow Fri 22nd Jan 2021 for any NUIG Postgrad students interested in running for this position. Údarás na hOllscoile, the Governing Authority, is the ultimate decision-making body in the University. More info and application link HERE

 

Kilometre Challenge

Why not sign up here for our Kilometre Challenge this February? Set yourself a target number of kilometres to cover during the month and get walking/running/cycling 1st-28th Feb. All funds raised will go to the SU Charities – Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

Stitch & Bitch!

We are setting up a weekly Stitch & Bitch knitting group on Tuesday evenings where you can pop along for a chat while you work on your current craft project. We also hope to work on some group knitting projects. If you are interested in joining email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Get your New Student Leap Card

Good news if you need a Student Leap Card we can now process your application and post the card out to you until TODAY Thurs 21st Jan! Details on how to apply are HERE

Please note your order number expires after 7 days so please apply promptly.

 

Get Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Our Hump Day Hoolies are on every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Join us and comedian Steve Bennett for lots of craic, comedy and speed friending! Get your tickets HERE

 

Dúil agat sa Ghaeilge?

Glac páirt i gCoiste Gaeilge an Chomhaltais. Cabhraigh linn feachtais a rith leis an nGaeilge a chur chun cinn in OÉ Gaillimh, Seachtain na Gaeilge ina measc. Foghlaim scileanna nua, déan cairde nua agus cothaigh grá don teanga. Déan teagmháil le su.gaeilge@oegaillimh.ie le tuilleadh eolais a fháil

 

Financial Aid Fund Still Open

More info HERE

 

Need Stationery?

If you need stationery, home school supplies or stuff for arts & crafts. You can now shop online 24/7 at the SU Shop online shop HERE

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all 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 Tues and 2pm-4pm Thurs (links below). You will sign in and meet other mature students in a general meeting – if there is something you wish to discuss privately; you will be sent to a breakout room and you would meet Michelle alone. So please join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays to chat, vent or laugh – regardless of what your needs are – in a safe and welcoming space. More info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Attention Postgrad Students

For any postgrad students out there feeling the winter blues, the Postgrad Society is putting on a bunch of online events to catch up and hang out – from coffee mornings and bake-alongs to a book club and watch parties. Feel free to drop by to meet other Postgrad students in a friendly social space.

You can sign up to the society here or find them on Twitter and Facebook

 

USI Elections

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) represent + work on behalf of 374,000 students across the island of Ireland. Nominations for positions on the 2021/22 USI Executive Team are now open and close Weds 24th Feb. Give us a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie if you’re interested in running for USI Elections and we can give you more info.

 

LIFT Leadership – Join a Group!

NUI Galway has purchased the license for this semester to run the LIFT Leadership programme. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to focus and build your leadership skills and potential! Small groups will be made with a trained facilitator and run for Feb and March.

Sign up here. There will be an online short welcome for any questions or drop a line to lift@nuigalway.ie

 

C&E (Consultants & Entrepreneurs) Society Virtual Case Competition

This is a platform for you to collaborate with fellow NUIG students to solve a realistic business problem and propose best possible solution. It’s a perfect opportunity to practice your analytical and problem-solving skills ahead of the Irish Student Consulting Group’s (ISCG) inter-varsity case competition on 29th Jan.

Register Here  Contact – Instagram, LinkedIn

 

SUMS

SUMS is offering additional support to NUIG Students taking Access/Foundation courses and Mature Students from this Fri 22nd Jan. Normal SUMS Service hours will resume Mon 22nd Feb. More info HERE

 

Library Services Update

The Library is closed but they still have the following services available:

  • Click & Collect – Order and collect books you need for exams and research.
  • Scan & Deliver – Request a journal article or book chapter and receive it electronically.

 

Are You Experiencing Exam Stress?

You can speak to NUIG Chaplaincy support staff if you experience exam stress from 9am-7pm Mon-Fri (11th-22nd Jan) on:

  • Phone: 091 497 999
  • Email: examstress@nuigalway.ie
  • International calls/text : +353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls available by appointment

 

The Power of Disability Conference

The USI and AHEAD Power of Disability conference takes place today Thurs 21st Jan and tomorrow Fri 22nd Jan. This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students’ Union officers on the issues facing students with disabilities. Registration is free, but you must book your spot HERE to get the link!

 

Student Health Unit Open

The Student Health Unit is open and you can book an appointment online HERE. For students with Covid symptoms who need a test they can provide remote assessment and referral even if you are not in Galway. For urgent issues you can call 091 492 604.

 

Make Galway More Accessible

Would you like to join others in influencing universal access and disability inclusion in Galway City? Contact fiona@gcp.ie to join the Zoom meeting at 11am on Thurs 28th Jan.

 

Women Lead

Women Lead is a two-day event Fri 29th and Sat 30th Jan which aims to empower, encourage, inspire and motivate self-identifying women to put themselves forward for leadership positions in their Students’ Union, clubs and societies on campus or any other positions of influence. This two-day event will include discussions and presentations by inspirational women on everything from running a campaign to what it’s like to be a CEO! As a participant you will have the opportunity to engage with empowering panel discussions, motivational talks and learn invaluable skills that will help you running for election.

Registration is free, but you must book your spot HERE to get the link! 

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Scheme Open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Hardiman PhD Scholarships scheme for new PhD Students starting Sept 2021. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years; with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus fees are paid for the 4 years. Applications close 12th Feb. More info.

 

Arthritis Ireland Galway Events

The Galway branch of Arthritis Ireland has the following events coming up:

  • 1st – 28th Feb “Walk Where You Are” Walking Group INFO HERE
  • Weds 17th Feb Talk with dietitian on achieving a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle for People Living With Arthritis. TICKETS HERE

 

The Smarter Travel Campus Awards are back for 2021!

The Awards invite students to create entries to encourage and enable walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling. Why not get involved in a real-life project and you could be invited to the national awards ceremony where you will be in with a chance to win prizes and have your project showcased.

Entry deadline 19th March 2021. Info, guidelines and last year’s winners HERE

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

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.

 

 

SU Weekly Email 14 – 14th January 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

SU Election Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in our Elections back in December and well done to all the candidates and their teams. The newest members of your SU Officer team are:

Nominations will open in April for our Elections for 2021/22 Officers. More info here.

 

Book Space on Campus to Sit Exams

You can book space to sit your online exams on campus via this link. There are 50 seats available in The Bailey Allen Hall and there’s one space in The Cube available for use by a student and a PA.

 

Are You Experiencing Exam Stress?

You can speak to NUIG Chaplaincy support staff if you experience exam stress from 9am-7pm Mon-Fri (11th-22nd Jan) on:

  • Phone: 091 497 999
  • Email: examstress@nuigalway.ie
  • International calls/text : +353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls available by appointment

 

Get your New Student Leap Card

Good news if you need a Student Leap Card we can now process your application and post the card out to you until Thurs 21st Jan! Details on how to apply are HERE

Please note your order number expires after 7 days so please apply promptly.

 

Hump Day Hoolie is Back!

Our Hump Day Hoolies are back every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Join us and comedian Steve Bennett for lots of craic, comedy and speed friending! Get your tickets HERE

 

Deferring Exams

If you need to defer any of your exams all the details on how to apply for a deferral are here.

 

FREE 6 Week Strength and Conditioning Course

Just 50 spaces available for the SU FREE 6 Week Strength & Conditioning course which starts this Monday 18th Jan. Suitable for all fitness levels! More info + registration here.

 

New Year Challenge

Our next Charity Challenge is our New Year Challenge. Each day in January we will be helping you to step outside your comfort zone by having daily suggestions at #NewYearChallenge for new things you can try for the new year. You could try a new sport, learn a new skill, volunteer or join a society. The opportunities are endless! It’s all about making small changes that can make a huge difference to you and the SU Charities. More info here.

 

Dúil agat sa Ghaeilge?

Glac páirt i gCoiste Gaeilge an Chomhaltais. Cabhraigh linn feachtais a rith leis an nGaeilge a chur chun cinn in OÉ Gaillimh, Seachtain na Gaeilge ina measc. Foghlaim scileanna nua, déan cairde nua agus cothaigh grá don teanga. Déan teagmháil le su.gaeilge@oegaillimh.ie le tuilleadh eolais a fháil

 

SU Clean Up Tomorrow

Due to Covid Level 5 Restrictions we will no longer be able to meet up for a Clean Up BUT we are encouraging everyone to do a socially distanced clean up within their 5km radius this weekend and tag us in your photos. Is there a green area near you that could do with some TLC? Are you near enough to the beach to do a 2 minute beach clean-up? Get out for some fresh air and do a clean-up if you can!

 

Learn Sign Language

We have limited spaces left on our 10 Week Sign Language course 11am-12pm Tues 26th Jan-Tues 30th March. All other courses are fully booked. More info and registration link HERE.

 

Student Health Unit Open

The Student Health Unit is open and you can book an appointment online HERE. For students with Covid symptoms who need a test they can provide remote assessment and referral even if you are not in Galway. For urgent issues you can call 091 492 604.

 

Library Services Update

The Library is closed but they still have the following services available:

  • Click & Collect – Order and collect books you need for exams and research.
  • Scan & Deliver – Request a journal article or book chapter and receive it electronically.

 

Passionate about the Irish Language?

Join the SU Irish Language Committee! Help run and plan campaigns to promote the Irish Language at NUI Galway including Seachtain na Gaeilge. Learn new skills, make new friends and share your love of Irish. Contact su.gaeilge@oegaillimh.ie for more info

 

Drug Use Survey

The Drug Use in Higher Education in Ireland (DUHEI) Survey is being sent out to a random sample of Higher Education students including NUIG students between 18th-31st Jan. The survey aims to gather info on drug use trends and behaviours and will contribute to the development of harm-reduction interventions and policies. All information you provide in this survey will be completely anonymous so please complete it accurately if you receive it and help develop strategies and policies to keep students safe in the future.

 

Do you wish to strengthen your well-being and resilience? 

WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is an evidence-based program which develops personalised tools to manage distress and promote a positive approach to maintaining wellness. Participants partake in four 2.5 hour sessions over two weeks, guided by a trained facilitator. Limited Spaces available for the first WRAP®  program of the year, beginning Tues 19th Jan. For further details, future workshop dates and to apply, e-mail WRAP® Project Coordinator Fiona Fitzgerald at fiona.m.fitzgerald@nuigalway.ie

 

FREE Workshops this January

  • Motivation to Learn + Time Management 11am Thurs 14th Jan
  • Maximising Study Skills 3pm Fri 15th Jan
  • Using MS Teams Effectively 3pm Mon 18th Jan
  • How to Use Academic Skills Hub Effectively 11am Tues 19th Jan
  • Developing Blackboard Skills 11am Weds 20th Jan
  • Referencing and Plagiarism 11am Tues 26th Jan
  • Register here: https://efmfeed.verintefm.com/se/0A88DF3E7CFD2682

 

Stress Control

The free online Stress Control course is available again. More info here

 

“I Just” Campaign

NUI Galway MSc Marketing Practice students have bravely come forward to share their personal experience of contracting the COVID-19 virus. Watch their stories HERE.

 

Celebrate cycling and sustainable transport with An Taisce this January!

Our daily choices of transport have an impact on the world around us. Spread the word, have fun and share your photos + stories tagging #NewYearTwoWheels and #AnTaisce. More info HERE.

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2021 festival are now being accepted!
Are you a filmmaker? Are you aged between 12-24 years? Do you have a short film you want to screen? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you! Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a secondary school, college or youth group, visit firstcutfilmfestival.com to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. Festival events run Sat 17th April – Sun 9th May 2021. Deadline for entries is 5pm Fri March 5th 2021.

 

Applications for 2021 Charlemagne Youth Prize open until 1 Feb 2021

Are you aged 16-30 and working on a project with a European dimension? Apply for the Charlemagne Youth Prize and get rewarded for your project to further develop your initiative! The three winning projects will be chosen from 27 projects nominated by national juries in all EU countries. The first prize is €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500! More info HERE

 

Coming Up this Semester

Fri 1st Jan-Sun 31st Jan SU Charity Challenge New Year Challenge
Fri 15th Jan SU Clean Up (where you are!)
Mon 18th Jan SU 6 Week Strength + Conditioning Course Starts
Tues 19th Jan SU 10 Week Sign Language Courses Start
Weds 20th Jan SU Hump Day Hoolie
Weds 27th Jan SU Hump Day Hoolie
Mon 1st Feb-Sun 28th Feb SU Charity Challenge Kilometre Challenge Part 2
Mon 1st Feb SU Sustainability Day
Weds 3rd Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie
Fri 5th Feb SU Clean Up
Mon 8th Feb SU Sustainability Day
Weds 10th Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie
Mon 15th Feb SU Sustainability Day
Mon 15th – Fri 19th Feb SU SHAG Week
Weds 17th Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie
Mon 22nd Feb SU Sustainability Day
Mon 22nd Feb SU Council + SU AGM
Weds 24th Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie

 

Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund Still Open

The Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund is still open for applications from students in financial distress. The Application Form and further information is available here.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now 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.

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

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.

 

SU Weekly Email 12 – 10th December 2020

Weekly Email

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

 

Q&A Session with NUIG President Today

At 4pm today Thurs 10th Dec we are hosting a question and answer session with the NUIG University President. You can join the conversation HERE 

 

Election Nominations Close Tomorrow

Nominations close at 5pm tomorrow Fri 11th Dec for the 5 vacant SU Officer positions and you can apply to run for election HERE.

Positions to be filled are: Societies Chairperson, SU Council Chairperson, Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law, International Students Officer and Ethnic Minorities Officer.

Election Day: 10:00-20:00 Thurs 17th Dec. Vote online via the SU Website.

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week

Dé Luain 14 Nollaig / Mon 14th Dec

19:00 Oíche fhéin-chúraim / Self-Care Night  – Think pyjamas, face masks + chats! ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Máirt 15 Nollaig / Tues  15th Dec

16:00 Among Us Trí Ghaeilge ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 “I wish I could speak Irish, but…” Bilingual event for people learning Irish, discussing ways to learn the language, tips, resources and the benefits of learning Irish. Speakers include: Síomha Ní Ruairc (TG4), Ola Majekodunmi ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Céadaoin 16 Nollaig / Weds 16th Dec

12:00 Tae agus Plé / Virtual Tea and Chats ZOOM LINK HERE

17:00 Linda Ervine on the Irish language.  A conversation with Linda Ervine about how she grew to love the Irish language. Linda Ervine is a language rights activist from East Belfast. ZOOM LINK HERE

19:30 Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua / Christmas Hump Day Hoolie TICKET LINK HERE

Déardaoin 17 Nollaig / Thurs 17th Dec

17:00 Oga Yoga as Gaeilge / Yoga in Irish ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé hAoine 18 Nollaig / Fri 18th Dec

10.30 Maidin Caifé / Coffee Morning ZOOM LINK HERE   

15:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Irish Conversation ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 Scannáin agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party (Check SU Social Media for link on Friday)

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

 

Christmas Hump Day Hoolie

Our last Hump Day Hoolie of 2020 will be a very merry Christmas party at 7.30pm Weds 16th Dec. Get your Christmas jumper, Santa hat and festive cheer ready to jingle all the way through Hump Day! Get your tickets here. The event is free but there’s a suggested donation of €5 which will all go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. If you have enjoyed the Hoolies so far this year please give what you can! Good news is we will be back with more Hoolies in 2021!

 

Sin Issue 5

Find out all the NUIG news you need to know in the latest issue of Sin newspaper HERE.

 

Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund Still Open

The Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund is still open for applications from students in financial distress. The Application Form and further information is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/financialaidfund/

 

Class Rep Meetings Next Week:

Mon 14th Dec 6pm SU Council
Tues 15th Dec 6pm College of Business, Public Policy and Law
Tues 15th Dec 6pm Adult & Continuing Education
Weds 16th Dec 6pm Postgraduate Council
Weds 16th Dec 6pm College of Science and Engineering
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge

Meeting links will be emailed to class reps. For any queries contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Life Skills Courses Enrolling now for January

 

CÉIM Buddy/Study groups
CÉIM peer learning sessions for 1st year students finish the week of 7th December for Semester 1 and will resume the week of 15th February 2021. To connect with others over the Christmas/New Year period, 1st year students can email their Buddy/Study group members via the CÉIM YourSpace dashboard.

Find out more

 

SU Secret Santa Closing Date Fri 11th Dec

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 info on how it works and how to register is HERE.

 

Become a LIFT Student Facilitator

You often hear about leadership but what does it really mean? You can be a leader from your kitchen table! NUIG is running a pilot this year and we are inviting you to sign up as a LiFT Student Facilitator. LiFT is an 8 week programme, about 40 minutes a week a small group meet online and complete an 8 part leadership development programme. Used widely in sports and industry it is now available to NUIG students. As a facilitator you are trained in the LiFT programme and you then lead your small group in 40 minute meet ups for 8 weeks.

Pop along to our Zoom welcome info Session 1pm-1.30pm TODAY Thurs 10th Dec HERE. Or email LIFT@nuigalway.ie for any questions. Benefits of being a LiFT Facilitator.

 

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.

 

FREE Workshops this December

  • Time Management 12pm TODAY 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

 

Home Truths

Home Truths is an exhibition inspired by women’s testimonies of their experiences of and engagement with the Irish courts and legal system in dealing with domestic violence and abuse. The exhibition is running as part of the 16 days of Action Against Violence Against Women and at 2pm today Thurs 10th Dec it will culminate in a live streamed panel discussion via Galway 2020 to mark International Human Rights Day. More info and live stream link here.

 

Virtual Christmas Quiz Tonight

NUIG FLAC and Best Buddies Societies are hosting a Virtual Christmas Quiz at 7pm tonight in aid of Ability West. Sign up as a team or individual HERE. Prizes will be awarded on the night for the winners as well as the most festive team and best team name. They are asking for a minimum of €5 as this has been a really challenging year for Ability West as they have not been able to host their usual annual fundraisers due to COVID-19.

 

Jingle Bell Jog

A group of second year student nurses are running 500km this month to raise funds for Galway Simon Community. Find out more and donate what you can here.

 

Make A Wish Raffle

The NUIG Consultants & Entrepreneurs Society are holding a raffle in aid of Make A Wish Ireland with some great prizes. Entry is just €5 and you can donate until 9am 15th Dec HERE.

 

Travellers in Higher Education Documentary

The Premiere of the short documentary Travellers in Higher Education will be live on the Traveller Pride Week 2020 Facebook page at 12 noon tomorrow Fri 11th of Dec HERE

 

International Day of People with Disabilities Photo Competition

Closing date for submitting photos is tomorrow Fri 11th Dec. More info about the competition.

 

Changing Colours Workshop Today

The second of the Ecopsychology Workshop Series returns from Student Services 3pm-5pm today Thurs 10th Dec. This is designed to support NUIG students to address their feelings about the ecological crises we are experiencing. Free, open to all. On MS Teams Changing Colours Workshop 2

 

Join the Jingle Jangle

Socs & Clubs Jingle Jangle Fortnight runs until Friday the 18th of Dec. Each day their advent calendar will reveal an event of the day, a competition with PRIZES and the socs and clubs in the spotlight. All details are HERE.

 

Table Quiz

Table quiz in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation 5.15pm Tues 15th of Dec in the Corrib Room at Sult. Book your tickets 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

 

Ropes is Open for Submissions

Submissions are now open for fiction/non-fiction/poetry/visual art/memoir/essays for this year’s edition of Ropes. Send submissions to ropeslitmag.submimissions@gmail.comdeadlines: 31st Dec Written Work and 14th Feb Visual Art. For more info follow @ROPESLitJournal

 

Glassary – Sustainability Initiative for Students

Are you an international student departing Ireland in the coming months? Or are you simply an NUI Galway student who’d like to live more sustainably? Glassary (glas/green-glossary!) is a circular economy initiative which will be implemented at NUIG accommodations in December and January. Donate your leftover household items at an accommodation collection point to prevent them from going to waste! To donate, complete a very short survey here and contact Dara at d.kerins4@nuigalway.ie for more info!

 

SU Irish Classes

Want to learn Irish or improve the Irish you have? We will be holding Irish Language Classes Tues 12th Jan – Tues 2nd Feb 2021. It’s a 4 week course over Zoom with Conradh na Gaeilge. Complete Beginners 6pm-7pm and Improvers 7pm-8pm. Cost is €40 but you will be refunded €20 if you attend all classes and you get a certificate. Registration deadline Mon 21st Dec. Register online here.

 

Extra Study Space

There are now four options for study space on campus, which can all be booked through the Library booking system:

  • The Library: Desk and PC access within a quiet study zone in the main Library building
  • Bailey Allen Hall: Quiet study zone with space for 50 students
  • The Cube: Noise-tolerant study zone with space for 20 student
  • The Reading Room: Space for 20 students

 

Need Help?

Sums provide free extra mathematics or statistics tuition.

ComputerDISC is a Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all students who are taking any programming/software development courses.

The Academic Writing Centre provide free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing.

The SU Grinds Register provides details of tutors in a wide range of subjects.

 

Join the 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 31 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.

 

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

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

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.

 

SU Weekly Email 11 – 3rd December 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

TODAY / Déardaoin an 3 Nollaig

  • 15:00 How To Get A-Head in Bed Talk / Ceardlann ar an mBeart a Dhéanamh sa Leaba – Everything you need to know about sex, pleasure and sexual health Talk Zoom Link Here
  • 18:00 Image Based Sexual Assault Workshop / Ceardlann Íomhábhunaithe ar Ionsaithe Gnéis – This workshop explores what revenge porn is, why we need to rename it, legislation, and how we can support victims emotionally and practically. (Tickets via Eventbrite HERE)

Fri 4th Dec / 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 – SOLD OUT!

ALL WEEK / An tseachtain ar fad

SU By-Elections Nominations Open Monday

Positions to be filled:

  • Societies Chairperson
  • SU Council Chairperson
  • Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law
  • International Students Officer
  • Ethnic Minorities Officer

Nominations Open: 10:00 Mon 7th Dec

Nominations Close: 17:00 Fri 11th Dec

Election Day: 10:00-20:00 Thurs 17th Dec

Sin Issue 5

Find out all the NUIG news you need to know in the latest issue of Sin newspaper HERE. Want to get involved with the paper? Contact Paddy the Editor on editor.sin@gmail.com

Q&A with University President

Mark your diaries as we will be hosting a Q&A with the University President Ciarán Ó hOgartaigh at 4pm next Thurs 10th of Dec. More info from su.president@nuigalway.ie

Exam Timetables out 12pm Today

The Semester 1 examination session runs from Mon 11th to Fri 22nd January 2021. Exam timetables and all info will be available HERE.

SU Secret Santa Closing Date Fri 11th Dec

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 info on how it works and how to register is HERE.

SU Irish Classes

Want to learn Irish or improve the Irish you have? We will be holding Irish Language Classes Tues 12th Jan – Tues 2nd Feb 2021. It’s a 4 week course over Zoom with Conradh na Gaeilge. Complete Beginners 6pm-7pm and Improvers 7pm-8pm. Cost is €40 but you will be refunded €20 if you attend all classes and you get a certificate. Registration deadline: To sign up contact: studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

NUI Galway Future Library Poll

This is your opportunity to leave your mark on the design of the new NUI Galway Library! Do the poll HERE

Hump Day Hoolie

Tickets are available HERE for our next Hump Day Hoolie at 7.30pm on Weds 9th of Dec. There’ll be comedy, speed friending, music, competitions and loads of prizes on Zoom.

Extra Study Space

There are now three options for study space on campus, which can all be booked through the Library booking system:

  • The Library: Desk and PC access within a quiet study zone in the main Library building
  • Bailey Allen Hall: Quiet study zone with space for 50 students
  • The Cube: Noise-tolerant study zone with space for 20 students

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.

International Day of People with Disabilities Today

Today is International Day of People with Disabilities (#IDPD20) and NUIG are encouraging all staff and students to wear purple to mark the day! There’s also a photo competition #NUIGtogether HERE. Tomorrow Friday there’ll be our weekly Disability Rights Clinic with NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Trish on Zoom.

Need Help?

Sums provide free extra mathematics or statistics tuition.

ComputerDISC is a Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all students who are taking any programming/software development courses.

The Academic Writing Centre provide free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing.

The SU Grinds Register provides details of tutors in a wide range of subjects.

 

Support Student Nurses & Midwives

The exploitation of student nurses & midwives whilst on placement in the HSE needs to STOP! Please sign + share the petition HERE to pay student nurses and midwives

 

Join the 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.

 

Teaching Hero Awards

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

 

Upcycled Christmas Tree Competition

Instead of buying a plastic tree for your dorm or apartment this Christmas, make your own using items you have around the house! This saves plastic use, energy consumption, and your wallet! Submit entries to win prizes to energy@socs.nuigalway.ie and/or share on social media with #UpCycledChristmasTree

 

Glassary – Sustainability Initiative for Students

Are you an international student departing Ireland in the coming months? Or are you simply an NUI Galway student who’d like to live more sustainably? Glassary (glas/green-glossary!) is a circular economy initiative which will be implemented at NUIG accommodations in December and January. Donate your leftover household items at an accommodation collection point to prevent them from going to waste! To donate, complete a very short survey here and contact Dara at d.kerins4@nuigalway.ie for more info!

 

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

 

FREE Workshops this December

  • 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

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Scheme Open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Hardiman PhD Scholarships scheme for new PhD Students starting Sept 2021. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years; with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus fees are paid for the 4 years. Applications close 12th Feb. More info.

 

Social Media Study Participants needed

If you agree to participate, you can win 1 of 3 Amazon gift cards of €50. The purpose of this study is to examine how social media news impacts people. It will take approximately 20 minutes, and 18+ and good command of English required; otherwise, it is open to everyone. Take part HERE.

 

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

 

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

 

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 Someone to Talk To?

 

Toghcháin CML

Poist le líonadh

  • Cathaoirleach na gCumann
  • Chathaoirleach Chomhairle na Mac Léinn
  • Tionólai Coláiste an Ghnó, an Bheartais Phoiblí agus an Dlí
  • Oifigeach na Mac Léinn Idirnáisiúnta
  • Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach

Osclófar Ainmniúcháin: 10:00 Dé Luain 7 Nollaig 2020

Dúnfar Ainmniúcháin: 17:00 Dé hAoine 11 Nollaig 2020

Lá an Toghcháin: 10:00-20:00 Déardaoin 17 Nollaig 2020

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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

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.

SU Weekly Email 6 – 29th October 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Charity Challenge Starts Monday! Sign Up Now!

Our November Charity Challenge is the Kilometre Challenge which starts this Mon 2nd Nov and everyone who signs up will have access to 2 FREE Strength & Conditioning Classes each week!

More info + Registration link here.

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! For more info contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

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.

 

Walktober Final Week To Win

It’s the final week of our NUIG Walktober challenge and there’s loads of ways for you to win again this week:

  1. Hit the step count target of 12,000 steps per person per day
  2. Enter the team Photo competition
  3. Enter the Staycation Limerick writing Competition
  4. Just keep walking and don’t forget to log all your teams final steps by 2pm Mon 2nd Nov!  

 

Free Temporary Bike Lights

As part of the Light Up Your Life campaign we have a limited number of free temporary bike lights available outside the SU Shop along with free high vis vests. Please take what you need and stay safe. We also have free SU Diaries and Flirt FM Wall Planners at the shop for you Mon-Fri 8.30am-4pm.

 

Hump Day Hoolie!

Our next Hump Day Hoolie takes place at 7.30pm on Weds 4th of Nov. There’ll be comedy, speed friending, music, competitions and loads of prizes on Zoom. Limited to 50 people. Get your free tickets here.

 

Stress Control

Free online Stress Control Programme offering advice on ways to manage our stress levels during these tough times. Next programme starts Mon 2nd Nov For more info visit https://stresscontrol.ie  

 

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

 

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

 

Need Grinds?

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

 

Click if you mean it!

At the moment 1/3 of study space bookings in the library are not being claimed – please cancel your booking if you’re not able to use it. Many book requests are not being collected either so please email if you no longer need books you ordered. We are continuing to petition the University to open up more study spaces for students on campus.

 

Free Bootcamp + Yoga Sessions

The NUIG Sports Unit are running weekly Bootcamp (Tues/Thurs) and Yoga sessions (Mon/Thurs) for students/staff to get involved and get active. Head along to their launch events at 11am and 4pm TODAY on Zoom to find out more. Session 1 11am TODAY: Spooktacular Beginners (Passcode: begin1)

Session 2 4pm TODAY: Halloween Survival (Passcode: tough1)

 

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.

 

COVID-19 Conversations 5pm TODAY!

Join Dr Sue Redmond, Lorraine and Aisling for some Desk Yoga! This fun session will be using ocean and seaweed imagery for movement & exploring self-compassion, all with music. It will take place on Zoom from 5pm TODAY Thurs 29th Oct. Join here.

 

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.

 

Carve + Chill Tonight!

Grab a pumpkin and join NeuroSoc at 7pm tonight Thurs 29 Oct for their pumpkin carving event via Microsoft Teams. More info from neuro@socs.nuigalway.ie or on their Instagram.

 

NUIG Zoom Accounts

All NUIG staff and students now have access to the Zoom video conferencing platform. You can access your NUIG Zoom account through the apps in your Office 365 account or directly from the NUI Galway Zoom Login Page. More info ISS Zoom Webpage.

 

ALIVE Volunteering

Final call for students to join our project with the Galway Safe App. Join a team of volunteers that will brainstorm and engage in social media promotion – together making a big impact! You can have a watch of Neil sharing about the volunteering project on our YouTube channel here.

You can sign up to volunteer here. Pop a line to alive@nuigalway.ie with any questions!

 

Ropes is Open for Submissions

Submissions are now open for fiction/non-fiction/poetry/visual art/memoir/essays for this year’s edition of Ropes. Send submissions to ropeslitmag.submimissions@gmail.com – deadlines: 31st Dec Written Work and 14th Feb Visual Art. For more info follow @ROPESLitJournal

 

In Conversation with Úna-Minh Kavanagh : The power of the Irish language to overcome loss, racism and online trolls.

Join this Zoom conversation at 6pm Weds 4th Nov HERE. Úna-Minh is the Founder and Editor of WeAreIrish.ie, Travel Writer, Author of ‘Anseo’, Gamer and a Multimedia Content Producer. In her first book, she writes honestly and humorously about tackling racism, language elitism and online trolls and the joy of turning her love of the internet, video games and accessible Irish-language content into a healthy work/life balance.

 

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.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Sin Issue 2

Read Issue 2 of your NUIG newspaper Sin HERE. Want to get involved with the paper? Contact the Editor Paddy Henry on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

What do I do if… 

I experience symptoms:  

  • If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms – high temperature (38°C or higher), a cough, difficulty breathing, a change or loss of your sense of smell or taste – you must act quickly. Stay at home or isolate on campus. Phone the Student Health Unit on (091) 492604 or fill out their online screening form or phone your local GP. Describe your symptoms and follow the doctor’s instructions.

I receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis:  

  • Follow public health advice. You will need to self-isolate and your close contacts will need to get tested and restrict their movements.
  • You should contact the University confidentially (either by emailing COVID-19@nuigalway.ie or contacting lecturer/administrator). This will enable the University to offer support.

I discover my classmate has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: 

  • If you are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you need to get tested for COVID-19 and restrict your movements for 14 days – even if your test comes back negative. See the difference between a ‘close’ and ‘casual’ contact on the HSE website.

I discover my housemate has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: 

  • You are considered a close contact. You need to get tested for COVID-19 and restrict your movements for 14 days – even if your test comes back negative.

 

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

SU Weekly Email 5 – 22nd October 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Charity Challenge Sign Ups Are Open!

Our November Charity Challenge is the Kilometre Challenge and everyone who signs up will have access to 2 FREE Strength & Conditioning Classes each week for 6 weeks starting from this Mon 29th of Oct! Classes will be run by Lucia Byrne Fitness at 6.30pm each Monday and Wednesday via Zoom. More info + Registration link here.

You set yourself a personal goal for each month based around each charity challenge theme. 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!

For more info contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Walktober – Win Prizes!

Week 2 NUIG Walktober leaderboard is live! Well done to our 94 teams on putting in some serious steps

How to win in week 3 of Walktober at NUIG:

  1. Hit the step count target of 10,100 steps per person per day
  2. Enter the Team Photo competition by 1pm Friday 23rd Oct – theme is rivers/the sea.
  3. Just keep walking!

Don’t forget to log all your teams steps by 2pm on Tues 27th Oct (Monday is a Bank Holiday!) on www.activetravellogger.ie

 

Event Crew Meeting Today

The first meeting of our Event Crew is at 4pm TODAY Thurs 22nd October. Give Pádraic a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie if you want to get involved

 

Sin Issue 2

Read Issue 2 of your NUIG newspaper Sin HERE. Want to get involved with the paper? Contact the Editor Paddy Henry on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Free SU Diaries, SU Cards + Wall Planners

Call to the SU Shop in the Library Basement 8.30am-4pm Mon-Fri and get your FREE SU Diary, SU Card and Flirt FM Wall Planner.

 

Level 5 At NUIG Update

 

Minding Our Mental Health during COVID-19

Mental Health Ireland have put together some great tips, worksheets, videos and resources to help you mind your mental health. More info here.

 

Library Still Open

The NUIG library will be staying open during Level 5 restrictions. Mon – Fri 08:30 – 20:00, Sat 08:30-17:30 and Sun 10:00-17:30. You can book your seat here.

 

Can You Vote?

The Draft Register of Electors 2021/2022 is now being compiled. Log on to www.checktheregister.ie to see if you are registered to vote. If you wish to be added to the Register, make sure forms are submitted by this Sunday 25th Oct 2020. For any queries about registering to vote in Galway city, email register@galwaycity.ie  or phone 091 536 400

 

Sult + SU Shop Still Open

Sult will still be open on campus for takeaway food and tea/coffee Mon-Fri. The SU Shop will also be open in the Library Basement 8.30am-4pm Mon-Fri and you can get your FREE SU Diary, SU Card and Flirt FM Wall Planner there!

 

NUIG Seas Suas Programme – November 2020

Expressions of Interest are OPEN. Seas Suas is an empathy, well-being & bystander intervention training programme ran by the Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care Centre in NUI Galway. More info + application here.

 

Do you want to learn Irish?

Do you want to learn more about our national language and ways to learn it? Join USI for ‘I Wish I Could Speak Irish But…’ at 1pm Fri 6th Nov. Tickets here.

 

Win a Student Leap Card Goodie Bag!

Enter their competition on Facebook HERE or on Instagram HERE. Closing date midnight TONIGHT Thurs 22nd Oct!

 

Ar mhaith leat an nGaeilge a fhoghlaim?

Ar mhaith leat níos mó eolais a fháil ar ár dteanga náisiúnta agus conas í a fhoghlaim? Bígí linn ‘I Wish I Could Speak Irish But…’ Aoine, 6 Samhain, 1 i.n. Cláraigh anseo.

 

Barriers To Law Survey

Are you a law student or graduate that came through the ACCESS programme or HEAR/DARE scheme? Have you encountered particular barriers that did not exist for your peers and colleagues? Please fill out the Barriers To Law survey and have your say HERE.

 

Webinar on Being Young in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speakers will be exploring what policy makers can do in Ireland and across Europe to address the challenges of young people in the wake of the pandemic at 11am IST Tomorrow Fri 23rd Oct. Register here.

 

Galway Wind Park Scholarship Fund Open

Students living within 20km of the Wind Park can apply for 50% funding support towards third-level education fees, up to a maximum of 3 years. Closing date for applications is Fri 6th Nov. More info.

 

Can Everyone Afford to be Green?

How easy is it to go green, to make deliberate, eco-friendly choices when you’re barely getting by? Can everyone afford to dedicate time to learn and take action to become more sustainable? Join NYCI for this online event 5pm Weds 4th Nov HERE.

 

Free Irish Times Subscription

As an NUIG student you get a Free subscription to The Irish Times. The free one year digital subscription allows access to premium content, unlimited articles and special offers for subscribers. Sign up here.

 

Upcoming ALIVE NUIG Online and Offline Events

  • 5pm TODAY Thurs 22nd Oct “Covid-19 Conversations” with SpunOut.ie about staying motivated and making friends in the online world. JOIN HERE
  • 2pm Weds 28th Oct ALIVE and Galway Community Circus Workshop. Meet outside Quad and walk to Shantalla to learn about the circus. JOIN HERE

 

Update on NUIG Conferring

NUIG Winter Conferring ceremonies will take place virtually Mon 30th Nov to Weds 9th Dec. The University are thinking about ways in which they can make these virtual conferring ceremonies more meaningful and would like your suggestions on president@nuigalway.ie

Don’t forget that NUIG Graduates are entitled to vote in Seanad Éireann elections but you must register for your vote first. Details on how to register for your vote are available here.

 

What do I do if… 

I experience symptoms:  

  • If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms – high temperature (38°C or higher), a cough, difficulty breathing, a change or loss of your sense of smell or taste – you must act quickly. Stay at home or isolate on campus. Phone the Student Health Unit on (091) 492604 or fill out their online screening form or phone your local GP. Describe your symptoms and follow the doctor’s instructions.

I receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis:  

  • Follow public health advice. You will need to self-isolate and your close contacts will need to get tested and restrict their movements.
  • You should contact the University confidentially (either by emailing COVID-19@nuigalway.ie or contacting lecturer/administrator). This will enable the University to offer support.

I discover my classmate has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: 

  • If you are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you need to get tested for COVID-19 and restrict your movements for 14 days – even if your test comes back negative. See the difference between a ‘close’ and ‘casual’ contact on the HSE website.

I discover my housemate has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: 

  • You are considered a close contact. You need to get tested for COVID-19 and restrict your movements for 14 days – even if your test comes back negative.

 

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.

 

Not Sure About Your Course?

The Career Development Centre are running virtual  ‘First year Drop In’ event on Tuesdays in October to give anyone who is unsure of their course an opportunity to meet with one of the team and discuss your options and get advice and support. Last session is Tues 27th of Oct 11am-12pm.  Register to attend here.

More info from careers@nuigalway.ie

 

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. For any queries please contact the Student Leap Card help desk (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) Email: info@studentleapcard.ie Phone: 1890 457 056

 

Tell the SU

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

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

 

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.