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SU Weekly Email 29 – 26th March 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. We hope you are all doing okay during this stressful time. Your SU is here for you so keep in touch.

 

COVID-19 Updates

We hope you and your families/friends are keeping safe. We know that this is an unprecedented and stressful time for you all, and we have been working with the University to try to make the next few weeks a little easier for everyone.

  1. Please take time to carefully read ALL of the updates from the University here. This should answer a lot of your questions.
  2. The advice from the University is that if you can go home (whether your home is in Ireland or abroad) that you should do so, in the interest of your own and others safety. If you cannot go home and are staying on campus – you will be supported and accommodated until the end of your lease. There is also new legislation coming into effect today that will prevent evictions from private accommodation for the next 3 months. If you had been staying on campus, you will be reimbursed for time not spent in the accommodation but this will take time as staff are trying to put things in place for students who need to remain. Tune in to the accommodation online Q&A 11am-1pm tomorrow here.
  3. It is very unlikely that classes will resume this coming semester, and online teaching started on Monday. Over the coming weeks it is going to be hugely important for you to check your Blackboard and NUI Galway email address, regularly, for updates. If you have trouble accessing either of these, then please contact ISS in NUI Galway.
  4. Exams and Assessments will be moved to online/alternative methods. These will be done with as much flexibility as possible as the University recognises that we have a diverse student population. We have been working with the University to ensure the fairest possible exam set up is achieved and they will be emailing you shortly about this.
  5. This is an incredibly stressful time for all of us and no one knows when this will end. We understand that this is not the best situation for students to be in coming up to exams but we are all available by phone or email for students. We are trying to keep people updated as much as possible when we get information ourselves. Here is the link to the NUI Galway supports page where all the contacts for support services in NUIG are available and up-to-date: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/student-support/
  6. If you have any Education queries you can contact Cameron on su.education@nuigalway.ie and if you have any Welfare queries you can contact Brandon on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Have Accommodation Queries?

This Friday the 27th of March there will be a live Q&A from 11am-1pm. This Q&A will be accommodation specific so any questions or worries you have can be answered by a relevant staff member at NUI Galway. This will be on the university website AT THIS LINK. There will be further online Q&A sessions on the other issues facing NUI Galway students next week.

 

Marchathon Update

We are in the final week of the NUI Galway Marchathon challenge! Well done to Fiona Drayne from NUIG for winning the Week 3 photo competition and big congrats to the Red Hot Chilli Steppers NUIG team who are in 14th place on the national leader board.

There’s 2 ways to win goody bags this week:

  1. Send in your Limerick about Adventure
  2. Enter the “In My Shoes” Story Competition saying what you learned/achieved/changed during the challenge

Submit your entries via the www.activetravellogger.ie website by 2pm Mon 30th March.

Remember to log your final steps of the challenge by 2pm Mon 30th March and keep up that social distancing outside

 

Flirt FM

Flirt FM is still on the air and all their amazing volunteers are doing great work putting together new shows to keep you entertained. Tune in on 101.3FM or here.

 

Clubs Ball Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the Clubs Ball is postponed. All ticket holders are being refunded via Eventbrite. Tickets will be on sale again when we have a new date for the postponed event which will hopefully be next semester. Anyone who is graduating this year will be welcome to the event also.

 

NUIG Support Services for You

Here is the link to the NUI Galway supports page where all the contacts for support services in NUIG are available and up-to-date: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/student-support/

 

Socs Awards Update

The deadline for nominations for the NUIG Society Awards is the 29th of March and the awards will be celebrated in September. More info and how to nominate is available HERE.

 

Lockers

We won’t be emptying out any lockers during the campus shutdown. As soon as campus is accessible again you can retrieve items from your locker.

 

Societies Isolation Survey

The Societies Office are looking for your feedback on what supports you need during this tough time. Please fill out their survey about individuals during isolation, and societies during isolation. Survey link here.

 

ALIVE Volunteering Cert Deadline Extended

We are extending our Deadline for all students to complete the award to noon on Tues 31st March. Log in with your student id and your student password to update your Presidents Award application here: www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie Remember to hit save! All reflection questions should be answered for the review committee to deem your application qualified. All Certificates will be awarded online and students can download their Certificate.

 

Training Motivation and COVID-19

Here’s a great article by NUI Galway Health Psychologist Dr Jane Walsh about Training Motivation and how to stay focused in the face of COVID-19. Read it here.

 

Applications for NUIG Sports Scholarships extended to 15th May

These are open to new and current NUIG students. More info and online application HERE.

 

Bike Usage Survey

Some NUIG MSc students studying Global Environmental Economics would like you to take a couple of minutes to complete their survey regarding bike usage in Galway on behalf of NUI Galway HERE.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a new social welfare payment for employees and self-employed people who are unemployed or who have their hours of work reduced during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This includes people who have been put on part-time or casual work. You can apply for the payment if you are aged between 18 and 66 and have lost employment due to the coronavirus restrictions. Students can apply for the payment.

 

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Galway

Join a free online introduction to meditation class this Saturday 28th March at 1pm at sahaj.me or meditate now at wemeditate.co.

 

Academic Skills Team

The Academic Skills Team are available to help. Contact them on academicskills@nuigalway.ie  if you have a query and they will do their best to help.

 

Helplink Free Counselling Services during COVID-19

Helplink Mental Health are providing the below counselling services nationally online (via a free app on Smartphones/laptops/PCs), for FREE or at low costs; 7 days a week to people’s homes and other private spaces (car, office, shed, barn, while you’re walking, etc.).

  • Free counselling for people laid off work by the COVID 19 crisis (6 sessions).
  • Free counselling for people with addictions to gambling, alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Free counselling for Irish returning home.
  • Free counselling for Irish living abroad.

More info here.

 

Academic Writing Centre open for Online Appointments

For the next two weeks, the AWC will provide distance appointments. Appointments can be made 1 day in advance. To book, email awctutors@gmail.com stating your student number and availability. One of our tutors will get back to you to arrange an appointment.

 

Mind Your Mind!

Minding your mental health is critical during this time. This will be a difficult time for many so we encourage you to try to keep to a routine with study, food and exercise and check in with friends and family using social media, the phone or other online platforms. If you are feeling anxious please reach out for support through the following channels:

  1. Text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 for 24/7 support anytime/anywhere.
  2. HSE www.yourmentalhealth.ie
  3. LGBT Ireland Helpline: 1890 929 539 info@lgbt.ie or online chat at lgbt.ie
  4. Rape Crisis Helpline: 1800 77 8888 or counselling@rcc.ie
  5. Samaritans: 116 123 or jo@samaritans.ie
  6. The Chaplaincy Service is available to support students and staff remotely during normal working hours ben.hughes@nuigalway.ie
  7. NUI Galway Student Counselling is continuing to operate, remotely online or by phone email counselling@nuigalway.ie

 

Sin

Read the latest issue of Sin newspaper online HERE for all your NUI Galway news.

 

Keeping Active

  1. Cultivate an exercise routine (preferably with a dose of fresh air or bodyweight exercises)
  2. Preserve sleep routine and hygiene (decrease screen time 30 min prior to bedtimes)
  3. Maintain healthy eating and adequate hydration
  4. Incorporate basic mobility practice such as yoga

 

Online Library services available during Library closure

The Library is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. This link gives information on contacting the Library and accessing online Library services during the closure.

Fines will be suspended for books due back during the library closure.

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions you may have.

SU Weekly Email 28 – 20th March 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. We hope you are all doing okay during this stressful time. Your SU is here for you so keep in touch.

Coronavirus Updates

All updates regarding NUI Galway and Coronavirus will be published HERE

Please read this page carefully for updates regarding lectures, exams and assignments and keep an eye on your student email and blackboard. If you have any queries regarding academic issues please contact Cameron on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Student Accommodation and Housing

The USI, the SU and the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) encourage all student tenants to engage in early and open communications with their landlords regarding any potential issues within a tenancy at this time, particularly in relation to rent payments. The RTB encourages everyone to use its online services where possible during this time. Students living in digs accommodation have very few legal protections. USI is raising this issue with the Department of Housing and Local Government and will continue to lobby to ensure any student affected is supported. Contact Brandon on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie with any housing issues you might have.

 

Mind Your Mind!

Minding your mental health is critical during this time. This will be a difficult time for many so we encourage you to try to keep to a routine with study, food and exercise and check in with friends and family using social media, the phone or other online platforms. If you are feeling anxious please reach out for support through the following channels:

  1. Text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 for 24/7 support anytime/anywhere.
  2. HSE www.yourmentalhealth.ie
  3. LGBT Ireland Helpline: 1890 929 539 info@lgbt.ie or online chat at lgbt.ie
  4. Rape Crisis Helpline: 1800 77 8888 or counselling@rcc.ie
  5. Samaritans: 116 123 or jo@samaritans.ie
  6. The Chaplaincy Service is available to support students and staff remotely during normal working hours ben.hughes@nuigalway.ie
  7. NUI Galway Student Counselling is continuing to operate, remotely online or by phone email counselling@nuigalway.ie

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a new social welfare payment for employees and self-employed people who are unemployed or who have their hours of work reduced during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This includes people who have been put on part-time or casual work. You can apply for the payment if you are aged between 18 and 66 and have lost employment due to the coronavirus restrictions. Students can apply for the payment.

 

Sin

Read the latest issue of Sin newspaper online HERE for all your NUI Galway news.

 

The Party’s On Hold

In line with Government advice we are urging students not to hold or attend house parties. We know how important it is to students to stay connected especially as many are away from home so our advice is to stay connected but stay distant.

 

Keeping Active

  1. Cultivate an exercise routine (preferably with a dose of fresh air or bodyweight exercises)
  2. Preserve sleep routine and hygiene (decrease screen time 30 min prior to bedtimes)
  3. Maintain healthy eating and adequate hydration
  4. Incorporate basic mobility practice such as yoga

 

Academic Skills Team

The Academic Skills Team are available to help, if possible over the next 2 weeks. Contact them on academicskills@nuigalway.ie  if you have a query and they will do their best to help.

 

Lockers

We won’t be emptying out any lockers during the campus shutdown. As soon as campus is accessible again you can retrieve items from your locker.

 

Academic Writing Centre open for Online Appointments

For the next two weeks, the AWC will provide distance appointments. Appointments can be made 1 day in advance. To book, email awctutors@gmail.com stating your student number and availability. One of our tutors will get back to you to arrange an appointment.

 

Online Library services available during Library closure

The Library is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The following gives information on contacting the Library and accessing online Library services during the closure: http://library.nuigalway.ie/usingthelibrary/onlineservices/

Fines will be suspended for books due back during the library closure.

 

Calling all Class Reps! 

Now is our chance to thank you for helping out all year long with the NUI Galway Award from the President for Volunteering. Thank you for your contribution as a Class Rep – we couldn’t do it without your help all year long. You make it possible for everyone to engage and benefit from the Class Rep mission. To thank you – we invite you to log your contribution online and receive the NUI Galway President’s Award for Volunteering. This award goes on your permanent record from NUI Galway when you graduate.  Log in with your student ID and password and fill in the “Presidents Award” one page reflection. Deadline: Friday 27th March. Login: http://yourspace.nuigalway.ie Questions: alive@nuigalway.ie

 

This Week’s Marchathon Competitions

  1. Photo competition – win Marchathon Goody Packs this week

For this week’s photo competition, we would like you to send us photos showing the Best of Ireland. It could be the sunrise from your kitchen window or a particularly nice scenery shot. Submit your photo by 2pm on Monday 23rd March to be in with a chance to win.

  1. Virtual Challenge

As it is St. Patrick’s Day this week, we’ll continue our journey in Northern Ireland where the Saint Patrick’s Way is located. This signed walking trail connects key sites relating to Saint Patrick and Christian Heritage. We’ll start in Warrenpoint and we’ll walk via the Mourne Mountains to St Patrick’s Country and Downpatrick near where the Patron Saint established his first church and where he was later laid to rest. The distance covered on this part of the way, 53 kilometres, gives a daily goal of 10,000 steps per person. If your team achieves a daily average of 10,000 steps or more wherever you are in the country, your team will be entered into a draw to win Goody Packs. Don’t forget to register your steps before 2pm each Monday!

Remember to keep the steps up but use social distancing when you are out.

 

Connecting Minds – student mental health event is still going ahead! 

The event is still taking place on March 26th, it will be taking place online using a platform called ZOOM from 10am – 12pm / 1pm

Main topics we will be discussing is: 1. USI Mental health strategy 2. National strategy for suicide prevention in third level. Please register at the link here and spread the word

 

Research Project on the Irish Language 

For my master’s thesis I’m looking for Irish students with all levels language proficiency in Irish – participants can receive a €50 amazon gift card. More information here: https://imgur.com/abBnu28

 

TV Presenter Needed

Meangadh Fíbín are in search of a Presenter for a new series about the environment for a show called “Timpeall Orainn” for Cúla 4, TG4. We would like to hear from people between the age of 20-30, who have Fluent Irish and plenty of confidence presenting in front of camera. (If you’ve an interest in this topic, even better again but DON’T refrain from sending us in your Showreel even if you don’t). If you are interested, please send a short video between 1-2mins introducing yourself and telling us about your interest in this particular subject.

Send video clip on WhatsApp to 085 138 9582 Or email fionafibinmedia@gmail.com

 

Call for Young People to Join EYE on the Edge

Galway 2020 is putting together a small group of young people who will support the development of an exciting new project happening this September called EYE on the Edge. This 2 day festival will take place at NUIG.

Closing date for applications 20th March. If you are aged between 18 and 30 and are interested in where we are heading in the world and have something to say about it then we want to hear from you.

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions you may have.

SU Weekly Email 27 – 12th March 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Vote Today 10am-8pm

#NUIGSU20 Part Time Officer elections take place TODAY Thurs 12th March. Polling will take place in the following locations (NUIG Student ID Required):

  • 10am-8pm Library Basement
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer
  • 12pm-6pm Engineering Building Foyer
  • 10am-8pm Online Via Remote Vote on SU Website

PLEASE NOTE: For Clubs’ Captain election Remote Vote is not available and voting will only take place in Library Basement

More info about your candidates is available here.

 

Coronavirus Updates

All updates regarding NUI Galway and Coronavirus will be published HERE

The Student Health Unit is now operating on a booked appointment only basis – the previous walk-in service has been suspended. To book appointments phone 091-494 337 / 083-325 0034 9.15am-12.30pm or 2.30pm-4.30pm Mon-Fri

 

Exam Timetables out Today

Semester 2 exams take place Tues 21st April-Fri 8th May. Semester 2 Exam timetable will be released at 12pm today Thurs 12th March HERE Please check your timetable carefully to ensure all your subjects are present.

 

Marchathon Update

Well done to all our Marchathon teams who have been working so hard to get their steps up on the Marchathon challenge so far! Special congrats to the Children’s Studies team for winning the team photo competition and the Overachievers for winning the SU Keep Cup team update competition.

Make sure to log your teams steps online by 2pm each Monday of the challenge. This week’s competitions are:

  1. Daily target of 8,500 steps
  2. Limerick Competition
  3. SU Keep Cup Team Update competition (email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie)

Our weekly Wednesday walk will be back 1pm Weds 18th March led by the ALIVE Volunteering team from outside Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

SU Council Nominations Close 5pm today

Nominations are now for the position of SU Council Chair for 2020/21. Nominations close at 5pm on Thurs 12th March and nomination forms are available from the SU Office and website. The election will take place at the last SU Council of the year at 6pm on Mon 23rd March.

 

Next SU 8 Week Yoga Course Starts Tonight

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 12th Mar – Thurs 7th May (No Class Thurs 19th March)
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 12th Mar -Thurs 7th May (No Class Thurs 19th March)

Cost: €40 Pay in the SU Office or by Debit/Credit Card on 091 493 570 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

 

President’s Award for Volunteering – the ALIVE Certificate – Apply Now!

Log in with your student ID and password and fill in the “Presidents Award” one page reflection on your volunteering experiences to be invited to the ceremony with cake and special guests! Deadline: Fri 27th March. Login: http://yourspace.nuigalway.ie Questions: alive@nuigalway.ie or visit us in Áras na Mac Léinn. Ceremony: 12noon Tues 7th April, Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn

 

St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements

 

Job Clinic Today

Exit Entry are back with their job clinic 11am-3pm today at Smokey’s Café

 

Call for Young People to Join EYE on the Edge

Galway 2020 is putting together a small group of young people who will support the development of an exciting new project happening this September called EYE on the Edge. This 2 day festival will take place at NUIG.

Closing date for applications 20th March. If you are aged between 18 and 30 and are interested in where we are heading in the world and have something to say about it then we want to hear from you.

 

International Adolescent Health Week at NUIG

Look out for great FREE events across campus Mon 16th – Fri 20th of March as part of International Adolescent Health Week #IAHW2020. There will be free food, prizes and lots of craic to be had. More info at:

 

Interested in reducing packaging waste?

Please complete a quick survey on reducing meat waste packaging HERE.

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

There’s less than 70 tickets left for the Clubs’ Ball so get yours quick here

 

Are you an international student departing Ireland in the coming months?

Donate your leftover household items to a charitable cause at an accommodation collection point to prevent them from going to waste! To donate, complete a very short survey here 

 

Want to try Table Tennis?

Beginners welcome! Call down to the Kingfisher to join the Table Tennis Club (bats & balls provided) 6pm-8pm Thursdays (Hall 3) and 6pm-8pm Fridays (Hall 1)

 

Self-efficacy and coping strategies in university students with headaches

This is a 10 minute study that aims to understand the relationship between participants level of self-efficacy and their ability to cope with and manage headache pain. Study Link. 

 

Beach Clean Up and Tank Dive In Aid of RNLI
NUIG Sub Aqua Club will be diving in the Aquarium all day Sat 28th March 8am-8pm to raise funds for the RNLI. There will also be a Beach Clean Up with the Marine Soc beginning at 12pm and equipment is provided. Bring your friends and family for a fun filled day by the sea!

 

Perceived Barriers to Bicycle Commuting across Gender and Stages of Change

All NUIG students living in Galway City are invited to take part in a short (5-10min) survey looking to better understand what might prevent them from cycling to university. A link to the study can be found HERE and, as a thank you for taking part, all participants will be eligible for entry into a draw to win one of three One4all vouchers worth €50 each. Should you have any questions contact d.oriordan3@nuigalway.ie

 

Free Meditation Class This Saturday

Take some time out for free meditation 2pm-3pm this Sat 14th March at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway.

 

Impact of Screen time on the sleep quality of Irish college students.

I am conducting a research project to investigate the screen time habits and sleep quality experienced by Irish college students. The project involves filling out a survey that will take approximately 10 minutes. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. Please read the attached information leaflet for more information. Please click THIS LINK if you wish to participate in the study. Information leaflet on study.

 

Give Blood in Galway Next Week

5pm-8.30pm Mon 16th, Weds 18th & Thurs 19th March at the Clayton Hotel.

 

Wellness Wednesdays

Every Wednesday in March there will be loads of events focussed on your Wellness across NUIG. These include Marchathon Wednesday walks, yoga classes, massage, resilience workshops, running clubs, cooking lessons, movies, food and more. There will also be discounts and offers on healthy food choices across campus. More info at: www.nuigstudents.ie

 

NUIG 5k

The NUIG 5k in aid of Jigsaw Galway takes place at 7pm on Tues 31st of March. Early bird student rate is €10. More info and registration here.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 26 – 5th March 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote Today!

Please make sure you get out and vote for your SU Full Time Officers today. Bring your NUIG ID with you to vote:

  • 10am-8pm in Library Basement (opposite Media Linn)
  • 11am-8pm in Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer
  • 12pm-6pm in Engineering Building Foyer
  • 10am-8pm on SU Website if you registered for Remote Vote

We will be counting the votes on Friday morning – follow #NUIGSU20 for result updates.

 

SU Council Nominations Open

Nominations are now for the position of SU Council Chair for 2020/21. Nominations close at 5pm on Thurs 12th March and nomination forms are available from the SU Office and website. The election will take place at the last SU Council of the year at 6pm on Mon 23rd March.

 

Sin SU Elections Special

The latest issue of Sin newspaper is out now and includes interviews with all your SU Officer candidates and a chance to win SU Card Credit in their crossword competition. Read it here.

 

Next SU 8 Week Yoga Course Enrolling Now!

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 12th Mar – Thurs 7th May (No Class Thurs 19th March)
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 12th Mar -Thurs 7th May (No Class Thurs 19th March)

Cost: €40 Pay in the SU Office or by Debit/Credit Card on 091 493 570 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

 

The Marchathon Challenge has Started!

How to win prizes this week:

  1. If your team has a daily average of 7,000 steps or more, wherever you are in the country, your team will be entered into a draw to win Smarter Travel Goody Packs.
  2. If you’re ready to start winning, submit a fun photo of your team before the end of the week, there are Marchathon Goody Packs up for grabs. You can embrace the theme of this week’s Virtual Challenge by dressing up as your favourite Martian for your team photo.
  3. Win SU Keep Cups for you and your team by letting us know how week 1 is going for you and sending on photos of you teams progress to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie
  4. Join us at 1pm next Wednesday for our weekly 30 minute walk and get free stuff!

 

Coronavirus Update

If you have recently returned from a Coronavirus affected area and feel unwell, avoid mixing with people and phone the Student Health Unit on 091 494 337. More info and advice here: https://www.nuigalway.ie/alert/

 

SU Engineering Desk Closed Tomorrow

The SU Engineering desk will be closed tomorrow Fri 6th March. It will reopen 11am-3pm Mon 9th March. For any queries please contact the SU on 091 493 570.

 

Sexual Experiences Survey – Win an iPad

The national survey on students’ sexual experiences is now open! Tell us about your highs and lows of sex as a student and be in with a chance of winning an iPad or €100 voucher. Complete the survey here

We will also have an info stand in Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm Mon 9th & Tues 10th March and 12pm-2pm Weds 11th March in the Engineering Building.

 

Attention NUI Galway Postgrads

With USI we are hosting a Postgrad Drop-In Clinic 10.30am-12.30pm today in Hub Central + Postgrad talk 2pm-3pm today in The View. All postgrads welcome!

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

There’s less than 100 tickets left for the Clubs’ Ball so get yours quick here

 

Book Hold Period Reduced

Based on student feedback the Library are reducing the amount of time a book is on hold from seven to three days. If you wish to place a hold on a book that is already checked out to another user, do so, but please remember that you now have three days to pick up the book from the Library before it will be released so that other users can borrow it.

An Taisce/CUSP Climate Action Workshop

A Climate Action Workshop will take place 6pm-8pm Mon 9th March in Room AC213 (Corridor down by Bank of Ireland) Arts Science Building.  The workshop is open to all Local Climate Ambassadors and NUI Galway students. Light refreshments will be served.  Hope you can make it.

 

Wellness Wednesdays

Every Wednesday in March there will be loads of events focussed on your Wellness across NUIG. These include Marchathon Wednesday walks, yoga classes, massage, resilience workshops, running clubs, cooking lessons, movies, food and more. There will also be discounts and offers on healthy food choices across campus. More info at: www.nuigstudents.ie

 

Improving your assignments with Gale Archives

NUIG Library are pleased to welcome Gale Student Ambassador Evelyn Moran who will be delivering a short half-hour workshop on using Gale Archives for your assignments. Thurs 12th March 12pm – 12:30 pm in the Library Training Room. More info and registration.

 

International Student Sustainability Donation

Are you an international student departing Ireland in the coming months? Donate your leftover household items to a charitable cause at an accommodation collection point to prevent them from going to waste! To donate, complete a very short survey here.

 

Campus Trails Competition Starts Monday

Do you know the best 1/3/5/8k walking or jogging routes on campus? Generate a map of your favourite route on MapMyWalk or MapMyRun. Then login to www.YourSpace.nuigalway.ie and register your team and route under Campus Wellness. Prizes will be awarded for the best routes. Closing date 1st May. Email wellness@nuigalway.ie for more info.

 

What if there was a way to build peaceful and sustainable societies for all?

In a world with growing injustices, the Sustainable Development Goals will provide the means to overcome these challenges and to transform our communities. Let’s find out what they are 6pm-8pm Thurs 12th March in G010. What do they mean to us? How can we put these Goals into practice? We will have some fun while we are at it as well. Free pizza for all attendees. Register here.

 

NUIG 5k

The NUIG 5k in aid of Jigsaw Galway takes place at 7pm on Tues 31st of March. Early bird student rate is €10. More info and registration here.

 

Free Yoga Meditation this Sunday

All welcome to a free yoga meditation class 1pm-2pm this Sun 8th March at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway.

 

Travelling to UCHG or NUIG Campus from East Galway?

Students are invited to take part in our short online survey about a park and ride service available to NUIG students, staff or visitors travelling from East Galway (e.g. Tuam, Athenry, Loughrea, Oranmore, Gort). If you agree to take part, you will be asked questions about your demographic information and preferences for such a service. The survey takes approximately 4 minutes to complete HERE.

 

Nominations for the Student Achievement Awards Ireland 2020 are now OPEN!

The awards recognise the great achievements of students all over Ireland, and their dedication to improving education and society. If you are one of the shortlisted nominees you will be invited to the USI SAAI Awards Ceremony in The Gibson Hotel, Dublin on April 29th. Go to usi.ie/awards/ to find out more and submit a nomination online.

 

Have you ever used SUMS? Have you not? Why?

Please take just two minutes to fill out this survey to help feed into a final year project looking at student non-engagement with mathematical supports. The survey can be found HERE.  Contact email: scottgreen1998@gmail.com

 

National Gambling Addiction Helpline

Helplink Mental Health – a registered charity, providing accessible services locally in the West of Ireland, nationally and internationally has now joined forces with the Gambling Awareness Trust to provide a national gambling addiction / gambling dependency counselling service; that is available for free; 7 days a week and out-of-hours. Contact by emailing gamblingsupport@helplink.ie or by phone to 0818 998 880 to arrange an appointment. More info.

 

Darkness Into Light 2020

Registration is now open for Darkness Into Light 2020 and early birds can avail of reduced prices until 17th March.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 25 – 27th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

FREEZE THE FOUR – Rent Hike Protest 9.30am TODAY!

Join us at 9.30am TODAY at the Quad to protest against the recent 4% rent increase for NUI Galway Goldcrest student accommodation. From September a single room in the campus Goldcrest student accommodation will be €750 a month. This is a huge barrier to accessing education. Let’s show the University that students are not cash cows! If you can’t join us today then please sign our petition against the rent increases HERE

 

#NUIGSU20 Election Updates

  • Full Time Officer Nominations are now CLOSED. Candidates will be announced on our Facebook page after 5pm today.
  • Part Time Officer Nominations are OPEN. They CLOSE at 5pm Thurs 5th March
  • Hustings 3pm-5pm Mon 2nd March at Sult for Full Time Officer Election
  • Remote Vote Registration Closes midnight Weds 4th March for Full Time Officer Election
  • Full Time Officer Voting takes place 10am-8pm Thurs 5th March (10am-8pm in library basement, 11am-8pm in Áras na Mac Léinn, 12pm-6pm in Engineering Building, 10am-8pm on SU Website via Remote Vote) – Don’t forget your NUIG ID!
  • SU Council Chair Nominations OPEN 10am Thurs 5th March. They CLOSE Thurs 12th March.

 

Marchathon Starts Monday – Are You Registered?

  1. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  2. Sign up online at www.activetravellogger.ie
  3. Get a Step Counter — download a free app, buy a pedometer, use a Fit Bit, or other step tracking device
  4. From 2nd March to 27th March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge and win prizes for walking including SU Keep Cups!

We will be back in Smokey’s at 11am Mon 2nd March with free fruit and snoods and the first of our Wednesday walks is at 1pm Weds 4th March from outside Áras na Mac Léinn – all welcome!

 

Give Blood at NUIG Next Week

Be a bloody legend, do your good deed for the day and give the one pint that you can be proud of! 12pm-3.30pm Mon 2nd, Tues 3rd & Weds 4th March in the Bailey Allen Hall. Bring photo id!

 

SU Council Meeting this Monday

Our next SU Council meeting takes place 6pm Mon 2nd of March in AUC G002 in Áras Uí Chathaill. All welcome! For more info contact su.education@nuigalway.ie or su.council@nuigalway.ie

 

Homelessness Panel Discussion Tonight

Lit & Deb are hosting a panel discussion about housing and homelessness at 7pm tonight in the Kirwan Theatre. All welcome.

 

Hustings – Meet Your Candidates

This is your chance to meet your #NUIGSU20 Candidates for

  • President
  • Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer
  • Vice-President/Education Officer

At the hustings 3pm-5pm at Sult on Mon 2nd March you can listen, question and decide who you want to vote for on Thurs 5th of March. The Students’ Union is your voice so make sure that you vote for the person who will best represent you and fight for your interests. Sin newspaper and Flirt FM will also be interviewing candidates to help you decide who deserves your vote.

 

Not on campus to vote in #NUIGSU20 Full Time Officer Elections next Thursday?

You can register for a Remote Vote before midnight Weds 4th March on the SU Website & Vote online 10am-8pm Thurs 5th March.

 

USIT Talk + Info Stand Next Tuesday

USIT will be on campus next Tuesday 3rd of March 11am-3pm Smokey’s Café and 1pm-2pm The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Applications Open for EXPLORE programme – €900 Funding!

The Explore Programme is where NUI Galway students and staff find support for innovative ideas. Staff and students across campus are invited to apply for collaborative projects. There is up to €900 in funding, along with a support structure brought to you by the Innovation Office, to enable innovative ideas to get off the ground. Application deadline Fri 6th March.

 

Are you a young person with a disability or do you know someone who is?

Young people with disabilities (aged 15 – 20) are invited to take part in research about decision making and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This research would like to learn about the decisions they make and if they feel they are supported or prevented from making key decisions in their lives. For more information contact Clíona at c.debhailis1@nuigalway.ie

 

Vodafone Promo Next Thursday

Vodafone will be in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-3pm next Thursday 5th March with lots of deals and giveaways – call down!

 

Hungry?

Join PotterSoc at 11.30am TODAY in The View for a feel good free brunch and mental health tips! If you’ve any spare books please bring them along as they are collecting books which they will donate to the Adult Mental Health Unit in UHG.

 

The Academic Writing Centre is Open!

If you need help with essay writing just call in to them on the floor 2 of the Library. Their one-on-one tutorials are FREE with no appointment necessary. Opening Hours are Mon-Thurs 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm (Plus Thurs 4pm-6pm).

 

Need to talk to someone?

Niteline Galway is a listening, support and info service run by and for students of NUI Galway. Volunteers go through rigorous screening and training programme based on the Samaritans model with support from the NUIG Counselling Service. The service runs 9pm-12am Weds & Thurs on 089 219 6918. You can talk about anything; no problem is too big or too small.

 

2020 PhD Write Up Bursary

The 2020 PhD Write-Up Bursary scheme is open for PhD students who are near to completing their theses yet who find themselves, for whatever reason, without funding. Applications are available here.

 

Have you ever used SUMS? Have you not? Why?

Please take just two minutes to fill out this survey to help feed into a final year project looking at student non-engagement with mathematical supports. The survey can be found HERE.  Contact email: scottgreen1998@gmail.com

Need Help with your Taxes?

The pilot Tax Clinic will take place on Mon 2nd March, Tues 3rd March and Weds 5th March from 16:30 to 19:00 (approx. 30 minute appointments).  Contact the Tax Clinic at taxclinic@nuigalway.ie to arrange an appointment.

 

Problematic Smartphone Use in High and Low Symptomology 

My research aims to better understand how we use our smartphones. If you would like to take part in the survey please click here for more information.

 

Free Meditation this Saturday

Free Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 29th Feb at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway. All welcome.

 

Seanad Éireann Elections

If you are registered to vote in the Seanad Éireann elections please note that ballot papers are being posted out from tomorrow Fri 28th Feb to the address that you registered under. Poll will close at 11am on Tuesday 31st March at which point your completed ballot paper must be returned BY POST to the National University of Ireland.

 

Student Achievement Awards

Nominations are open until 5pm Thurs 12th March for the USI Student Achievement Awards. Categories include: Student Representative of the Year, Mature Student of the Year, Charity Champion of the Year, Club/Society of the Year and Postgraduate Champion of the Year.

 

An Taisce/CUSP Climate Action Workshop

A Climate Action Workshop will take place 6pm-8pm Mon 9th March in Room AC213 (Corridor down by Bank of Ireland) Arts Science Building.  The workshop is open to all Local Climate Ambassadors and NUI Galway students. Light refreshments will be served.  Hope you can make it.

 

NUIG Teaching Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019-20 NUIG Teaching Excellence Awards. Any member of staff actively involved in teaching may be nominated for their contribution. They must be nominated by two people, which may be two staff, two students, or one of each.

Details of the scheme are to be found here.  Nomination forms may be accessed here.  Closing date for nominations is 4pm Mon 2nd March

 

Fundraiser in aid of ISPCC Childline 

On Wednesday 11th March at 7.30pm at Sult, there will be a table quiz in order to raise vital funds for the Childline service. Finger food and great prizes to be won. All welcome. For more info contact j.keane23@nuigalway.ie

 

Health Promotion Postgraduate Open Evening Tomorrow

Are you interested in learning about health and well-being, and the wider determinants of health?  Why not join us for our Health Promotion Postgrad Open Evening at 6pm on Fri 28th February in Aras Moyola. For further info contact hpinfo@nuigalway.ie

 

FREE 6-Week Healthy Food Made Easy Programme

Start Date: Wednesday 4th March Time: 6.30pm-9.00pm each week in Westside Resource Centre. Places are limited, call 091 528 325 to register today!

 

Understanding Stress & Building Resilience

FREE public talk in Westside Public Library with Occupational Psychologist Paul Marsden 6.30pm-7.45pm Weds 4th March. All welcome.

SELECTED 2020 Application Now Open

SELECTED is Galway International Arts Festival’s professional development programme for emerging artists, theatre makers, curators and producers currently studying at NUI Galway. Deadline: 9 March at noon.

 

#NUIGSU20 Elections – Part Time Officer Nominations are OPEN

  • 14 x Voluntary Part Time Officer NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

Your guide to running for #NUIGSU20 Elections is HERE or contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Clubs’ Ball! €40 full ball tickets are flying out the door already so get yours quick here

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 24 – 20th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU20 Elections – Nominations are OPEN

  • 3 x Paid Full Time Officer NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN! Closing date 5pm Weds 26th Feb.
  • 14 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

Your guide to running for #NUIGSU20 Elections is HERE or contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

NUIG Rent Hikes

We are outraged by the University’s decision to increase rent in on-campus student accommodation by 4% for 2020/21. This means that from September a single room in the campus Goldcrest student accommodation will be €750 a month. This is a huge barrier to accessing education.

Please sign our petition against the rent increases HERE.

 

Marchathon Motivation Mondays Freebies!

Join us at Smokey’s Cafe 11am-1pm Mon 24th Feb & Mon 2nd March for our Marchathon Challenge sign up desk. We will have FREE STUFF for teams registering for the Marchathon Challenge including fruit and snoods to keep you motivated.  Marchathon Registration is Open NOW and you can win Prizes for Walking! The Challenge will run from Mon 2nd to Fri 27th March. Get together in teams of 3 to 6 people and have your team captain register your team on www.activetravellogger.ie to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including gift vouchers, activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and more!

We will also be holding 30 minute walks each Wednesday during the challenge to help you get the steps in, meet new people and maybe get some more free stuff!

 

Sin Issue 9

Here’s the latest issue of Sin which includes a chance to win tickets to the Sports Ball in the crossword competition. Read more here.

 

Exit Entry Job Clinic Today

Call up to Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm today to meet Exit Entry at their job clinic – you might even get a free water bottle!

 

Multicultural Event

1pm-3pm Tues 25th Feb in the Cube downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more info contact su.international@nuigalway.ie

 

Clubs’ Forum

The next Clubs’ Forum is on at 6pm on Weds 26th Feb in the Thomas Dillon Theatre on the Concourse. All welcome. Will include Q&A with Director of Sport Mike Heskin and Interim Clubs’ Officer Tanya Schafer. There’ll also be info about running for election as Clubs’ Captain (nominations open Weds 26th Feb!)

 

Need to sort out your taxes?

The FREE NUI Galway pilot Tax Clinic will run 4.30pm-7pm on the following days in the ILAS Centre, North Campus, offering basic tax info services to NUIG students: 24/25/26 Feb & 2/3/4 March – contact taxclinic@nuigalway.ie to book your free appointment.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 24th Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 24th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 25th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Clubs’ Ball! €40 full ball tickets are flying out the door already so get yours quick here

 

Need Books?

Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!

 

Lunchtime Seminar on Sports Journalism

You are invited to a lunchtime seminar on sports journalism 1pm Tues 25th Feb in G010 in Hardiman Research Building. Panelists include: Keith Duggan (The Irish Times), Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill (TG4), Mike Finnerty (Sky Sports & Mayo News), Cliona Foley (freelance sports journalist). RSVP to journalism@nuigalway.ie – refreshments will be served.

 

The Effects of Emotion Regulation on our Physical and Psychological Wellbeing

This study is a 10 minute survey interested in looking at how our ability to control our emotions can impact  different aspects of our wellbeing such as stress and anxiety. It is also looking at why we have individual differences in our ability to regulate our emotions such as our attachment style.

Survey link. 

 

Litter Pick this Saturday

Join the NUI Galway Active Citizens Society for a litter pick up at Droim Chaoin 11am-12pm this Sat 22nd Feb! Meet up at the pitch behind the Glen Oaks Lodge.

 

Funded European Volunteering Experience: ALIVE and the European Solidarity Corps

Would you like to spend three months in Portugal? Or a year in Italy? Fully funded and supported to volunteer with a non-profit organisation to gain experiences and build your skills. The European Solidarity Corp programme might be for  you! Come along to this info session at 12pm TODAY Thurs 20th Feb to learn more about it! ILAS (near Goldcrest) upstairs in the Boardroom (2nd floor) take the free campus bus to the ILAS building. Sign up for free lunch at the talk.

 

Blood Donation: A Randomised Control Trial

Would you like to take part in a 4 minute online survey regarding individuals’ blood donation intentions and behaviours? For our final year psychology research experiment myself and Sophy Molloy are examining personality, the effect of reciprocity priming and mode of delivery on blood donation intentions and behaviours. We are particularly interested in recruiting college-going participants! Survey Link

 

Postgrad Ball 2020

The NUIG Postgrad Ball 2020 will take place on Thurs 2nd of April in the Clayton Hotel. Early bird tickets, €45, will be available in Smokey’s on the 26th & 27th Feb 12pm-2pm. Tickets will be available from SocsBox or online for €50 after these dates.

 

Making Every Contact Count initiative – students’ perspectives

Would you like to take part in a short, anonymous online survey about a new initiative in supporting the prevention of chronic disease? Researcher contact: l.byrne27@nuigalway.ie

Survey Link.

 

Have your say in the Student Survey – Closing Date This Sun 23rd Feb!

This is your chance to improve your University experience at NUI Galway and you could win a €200 gift voucher! The survey can be completed by first year and final year undergrads and taught postgrads. Complete the survey now here

 

Note Taking & Study Skills Workshop

Rescheduled Note Taking & Study Skills Workshop will take place 5.30pm-7pm Tues 25th Feb in THB-G011 Seminar Room, The Hardiman Building.

Details of more Smart Life FREE Workshops here.

 

George Moore Scholars Fund For Postgrad Study in USA

This is a €20 million programme (2020-30) to support up to 300 academically talented students who wish to undertake postgraduate study in the USA. The programme is open to students from all backgrounds who completed most of their education on the island of Ireland, and who attended one of the 11 universities of Ireland. Applications close 27th March. Students may also have applied for sources of support to other schemes, such as Fulbright, SFI, IRC or the NUI Travelling Studentship Awards. More info: www.georgemoorescholars.ie

 

Talk: The Psychology of Genocide

The Psychology of Genocide (and other toxic situations) free talk will be at 6.30pm on Weds 11th March in AMBE G065 (psychology building). All students welcome! Please log your interest here.

 

How does depersonalization and self-categorization affect students’ levels of social anxiety?

This study is concerned with exploring the relationship between NUIG undergrad students levels’ of Self-Categorization, Social Anxiety, Attachment Style, Experiential Avoidance and Depersonalization and should take approximately 20 mins to complete.

Link to study for more info. 

 

ALIVE Volunteering Opportunities in the community and on campus – get involved in once off volunteering to build your experiences!

Have a click to read more:

Youth Work Ireland

Schools of Sanctuary

Think Outside Event

Engineering Family Day

 

Would you like to participate in a 1 minute volunteering app development questionnaire?

A group of final year students are developing an app to connect active and hopeful volunteers enabling them to interact with other like-minded people and tackle social issues that they are interested in. The app is in its development and by filling out the survey it would enable the creators to implement any tweaks or features that volunteers would want. Here`s the link to the questionnaire. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCQ5ZC9

 

Demechanising Bodies: A Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory

A Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory for Queer people that will explore the patriarchal roots of gendered and sexual repression and rehearse strategies for resisting these oppressions 10am-6pm Sat 14th of March at NUIG. No previous experience in theatre is necessary. Places are limited so please RSVP HERE. 

 

Deadline to Register for Seanad Éireann Vote Weds 26th Feb

Are you an NUI Galway graduate? Make sure you register for your Seanad Éireann vote. Seanad Éireann is the Upper House of the Irish Legislature and is composed of sixty members. Three of these senators are elected by National University of Ireland graduates. You can get a registration form in the SU or online here. Please note that if you are not already registered you won’t be able to vote in the upcoming Seanad Éireann election.

 

National Women’s Council of Ireland: Call out to women with disabilities

We are starting a project to reach out to women with disabilities. We want you to get involved to help us reflect your experiences better in all our work and campaigns for women’s equality. If you are interested and want to get involved please contact Catherine on 01 679 0100 or email catherinel@nwci.ie

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 23 – 13th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week 2020

TODAY

  • 2pm-4pm Bra Collection at Smokey’s Café with BioMed Soc. Donate old bras to charity.
  • 7pm Sex Toy Bingo in the Corrib Room at Sult SOLD OUT!

Fri 14th Feb

ALL WEEK Free Condoms from the SU and the SU Engineering Desk

 

#NUIGSU20 Elections

  • 3 x Paid Full Time Officer nominations open Weds 19th Feb
  • 15 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

Your guide to running for #NUIGSU20 Elections is HERE or contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Rally in Support of Mduduzi Creative Ngwenya 1pm TODAY

We invite you to attend a rally in support of NUI Galway student Mduduze Creative Ngwenya at 1pm today Thurs 13th Feb at the Big Yellow Thing. Science student Mduduzi is from Zimbabwe and has been living in Direct Provision in Galway for the last 3 years. He is now facing deportation. Mduduzi is on the committee for the University of Sanctuary at NUIG. He is a talented, hard-working and socially conscious individual who has made a huge effort to integrate and engage with the community in Galway #SaveMdu

 

Need a Valentine’s Day present?

If you need a Valentine’s Day present for your sole mate why not give the gift of cosy feet! Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are just €9 a pair and are on sale from the SU Office, the SU Shop and our website HERE. They’re perfect for secret library crushes too and all funds go to the SU Charities!

 

Marchathon Motivation Mondays Freebies!

Join us at Smokey’s Cafe 11am-1pm Mon 17th Feb, Mon 24th Feb & Mon 2nd March for our Marchathon Challenge sign up desk. We will have FREE STUFF for teams registering for the Marchathon Challenge including fruit and snoods to keep you motivated.
Marchathon Registration is Open NOW and you can win Prizes for Walking! The Challenge will run from Mon 2nd to Fri 27th March. Get together in teams of 3 to 6 people and have your team captain register your team on www.activetravellogger.ie to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including gift vouchers, activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and more!

We will also be holding 30 minute walks each Wednesday during the challenge to help you get the steps in, meet new people and maybe get some more free stuff!

 

How To Run For SU Election Online Info Session

USI are running a free online how to run for election information session 6pm-7.30pm TODAY Thurs 13th Feb. To take part just sign up here.

 

First Year Engineering Movie Night

1st year Engineering movie night 6pm-8pm Tues 18th Feb in ENG-G017. Take a break from study and relax with a movie! All welcome.

 

USIT J1 Info Talk Tuesday

USIT will be on campus to answer all your J1 questions next Tues 18th Feb 11am-3pm at Smokey’s Café and 1pm-2pm in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Calling all students!

Are you interested in taking part in a focus group research project about college students’ attitudes to sexual consent?

One4all voucher for every participant! For more information or to sign up please contact Mari at m.mcshea1@nuigalway.ie

 

Job Clinic with Exit Entry

Exit Entry will be in Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm next Weds 19th Feb and Thurs 20th Feb to help out with your job search. https://www.exitentry.com/

 

Have your say in the Student Survey

This is your chance to improve your University experience at NUI Galway and you could win a €200 gift voucher! The survey can be completed by first year and final year undergrads and taught postgrads. Complete the survey now here

 

SU Life Skills Sign Ups Now Open

 

Applications Close Tomorrow Fri 14th Feb for Hardiman Research Scholarships

More info here.

 

Love Life Love Walking 1pm TOMORROW!

Meet up at 1pm outside Áras na Mac Léinn this Fri 14th Feb for a 30 minute walk and talk along the campus biodiversity route with NUIG staff and students. All welcome – wear your walking shoes/runners!

 

Netflix & Chill Pub Quiz

ROPES are hosting a Netflix & Chill pub quiz at 7.30pm Tues 18th Feb at Sult. It’s just €4 per person with lots of prizes and free food.

 

Exploring Global Financial Justice Workshop with ALIVE

ALIVE is hosting an SDG Workshop free for all students to attend –Exploring Financial Justice – What are the SDGs? What do we mean by Financial Justice? Why is there poverty in some parts of the world and not others? 5pm-7pm Tues 18th Feb with Financial Justice Ireland in the Careers Seminar Room.

Here’s the sign up link so we have enough food for all!

 

Postgrad Ball 2020

The NUIG Postgrad Ball 2020 will take place on Thurs 2nd of April in the Clayton Hotel. Early bird tickets, €45, will be available in Smokey’s on the 26th & 27th Feb 12pm-2pm. Tickets will be available from SocsBox or online for €50 after these dates.

 

Making Every Contact Count initiative – students’ perspectives survey

Would you like to take part in a short, anonymous online survey about a new initiative in supporting the prevention of chronic disease? More info: l.byrne27@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Sports Scholarships Open

Scholarships are open to new entrants, current NUIG students, students transferring to NUIG and those hoping to do postgrad courses at NUIG. Closing date 31st March.

 

Rave for the Reef

Rave for the Reef is back at 8.30pm on Weds 19th of Feb in the Roisin Dubh. For every €50 euro we raise 1 coral can be planted and raised by the Reef Restoration Foundation. These scientists are currently working in the Great Barrier Reef trying to stop the coral bleaching epidemic, which is a major cause of climate change. Tickets are €5 euro and can be got my DMing @RaveForTheReef_RoisinDubh on instagram

 

The Prevalence, Perception and Adherence of Alternative Dietary Lifestyles in College Students

You are invited to take part in a survey assessing how prevalent certain diets among college students, student perceptions of these diets and the levels of adherence that accompany them. More info: r.mcguinness5@nuigalway.ie

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Thurs 13th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 24th Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 24th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 25th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Clubs’ Ball! €40 full ball tickets are flying out the door already so get yours quick here

 

Need Books?

Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Homelessness Protest March

There will be a Homelessness Protest March at 2.30pm on Sat 29th Feb from Spanish Arch to the Liam Mellows Statue.

 

Galway at the Heart of Europe – Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

6.30pm-8pm on Thurs 20th Feb The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland and NUIG is delighted to invite you to an event ‘Galway at the Heart of Europe’ – a Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe in the Aula Maxim NUIG. The event is free to attend, but advanced registration is essential via Eventbrite

 

Irish Cancer Society Summer Studentships

Studentships in Translational Research and Social and Allied Health Science applications are open. More Info here.

 

Free Yoga Meditation Class this Saturday

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes take place every Saturday 2pm-3pm at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road Galway. All welcome.

 

Free Festival Tickets for Volunteers

Volunteer with Charity Concierge at this summer’s biggest music festivals and raise money for international development charity Child.org. You can join them this year at Download, Camp Bestival, Latitude, Electric Picnic and more. More info here.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 22 – 6th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week 2020

Mon 10th Feb

  • All Day look out for our volunteers giving out free Condoms and Lube across campus
  • 12pm-2pm “Loving Your Sexual Body” free talk with Anna Keogh in The View
  • 2pm-4pm Bra Collection at Smokey’s Café with BioMed Soc. Donate old bras to charity. In some developing countries wearing a bra is a symbol of wealth, status and power and will protect young women from sexual abuse. Most charity shops won’t accept donations of bras so this is a sustainable way to find a new home for old bras whilst helping women in need.

Tues 11th Feb

Weds 12th Feb

  • 10.30am-4.30pm USI & HSE Sexual Health Information at Smokey’s Café
  • 11am-4pm Rapid HIV Testing in The Space with Sexual Health West (formerly AIDS West)

Thurs 13th Feb

  • 2pm-4pm Bra Collection at Smokey’s Café with BioMed Soc. Donate old bras to charity.
  • 7pm Sex Toy Bingo in the Corrib Room at Sult (€5 Tickets via Eventbrite HERE)

Fri 14th Feb

ALL WEEK Free Condoms from the SU and the SU Engineering Desk

More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Become a 2020/2021 CÉIM Leader – Applications Close Monday!
Apply now to become a CÉIM peer learning student leader in 2020/21. Benefits include: free leadership training, skills development, improved CV, feel good factor of helping 1st years, meeting new people, CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and more. Closing date: Mon 10th Feb.

 

Disclosure Training – Limited Spaces Left

We have just a few spaces left for our Disclosure Training 10am-1.30pm next Tues 11th Feb with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. The course cost is €10 and you can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur.

 

#NUIGSU20 Elections

  • 3 x Paid Full Time Officer nominations open Weds 19th Feb
  • 15 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

Your guide to running for #NUIGSU20 Elections is HERE or contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Sin Issue 8

Hot off the presses here’s the latest issue of Sin Newspaper with all your NUI Galway news and your chance to win SU Card Credit! Read it here.

 

Have your say in the Student Survey

This is your chance to improve your University experience at NUI Galway and you could win a €200 gift voucher! The survey can be completed by first year and final year undergrads and taught postgrads. Complete the survey now here

 

SU Life Skills Sign Ups Now Open

 

SU Council Meeting this Monday

Our next SU Council meeting takes place 6pm Mon 10th of Feb in AUC G002 in Áras Uí Chathaill. All welcome!

For more info contact su.education@nuigalway.ie or su.council@nuigalway.ie

 

Need a Valentine’s Day present?

If you need a Valentine’s Day present for your sole mate why not give the gift of cosy feet! Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are just €9 a pair and are on sale from the SU Office, the SU Shop and our website HERE. They’re perfect for secret library crushes too and all funds go to the SU Charities!

 

Sex Toy Bingo Tickets On Sale

Sex Toy Bingo is back next Thurs 13th Feb for SHAG Week, tickets are selling fast and all proceeds go to the SU Charities.

Get yours here.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 10th Feb 6pm – 8pm AUC G002 Áras Uí Chathail SU Council
Tues 11th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 12th Feb 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 13th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 24th Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 24th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 25th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

 

Climate Strike: Fridays For Future TOMORROW

This Climate Strike is a pre-election protest lead by the Fridays for Future campaign. We will be meeting outside Sult at 12:30pm and then marching to Eyre Square where we will hold the strike from 1pm to 3:30pm. We need the Government to hear us loud and clear in this upcoming election, our future is in their hands. For more information contact younggreens@socs.nuigalway

 

Update on Postgraduate Election to Údarás na hOllscoile

Following the voting process for a Postgraduate Student to Údarás na hOllscoile on 29th January, 2020 the voting result was inconclusive. Therefore, the voting process will be re-run. Voting will take place 10am-9pm on Tues 11th Feb on the Concourse for the following candidates:

  • O’Connor, Dómhnall
  • Ward, Owen

Please note: You must present a valid Student ID in order to vote. All previous votes have expired. Only Postgraduate taught and research students are eligible to vote

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Clubs’ Ball! €40 full ball tickets are flying out the door already so get yours quick here

 

Need Books?

Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!

 

Looking to Get Fit in a Non-Competitive, Social Environment?

NUIG Athletic Club’s Fit For Life are free weekly runs every Monday at 6pm meeting at the Kingfisher. This is suitable for all levels of fitness. Contact them here for more info.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Galway 2020 Opening Ceremony this Saturday

If you are around Galway this Saturday make sure you head down to South Park from 5pm for the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony.

 

Marchathon Registration is Open – Win Prizes for Walking!

You are invited to participate in the annual Smarter Travel Step Challenge, Marchathon. The Marchathon Challenge will run from Mon 2nd to Fri 27th March. Get together in teams of 3 to 6 people and have your team captain register your team on activetravellogger.ie to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including gift vouchers, activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and more! The more you walk the more chances you have to win!

 

The Prevalence, Perception and Adherence of Alternative Dietary Lifestyles in College Students

You are invited to take part in a survey assessing how prevalent certain diets among college students, student perceptions of these diets and the levels of adherence that accompany them.

Study Link.  Researchers email: r.mcguinness5@nuigalway.ie

 

ShoutOut Volunteer Training

ShoutOut are hosting volunteer training in Galway 7pm-9.30pm Thurs 13th Feb in Bar Nova. This is your chance to make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ young people. More info here.

 

The Effects of Emotion Regulation on our Physical and Psychological Well-Being

This study is a 10 minute survey interested in looking at how our ability to control our emotions can impact on different aspects of our wellbeing such as stress and anxiety. It is also looking at the causes of our ability to regulate our emotions such as our attachment style.

Survey Link. 

 

Health Promotion Postgraduate Open Evening

Are you interested in learning about health and well-being, and the wider determinants of health?  Why not join us for our Health Promotion Postgrad Open Evening at 6pm on Fri 28th Feb in Áras Moyola. More info from hpinfo@nuigalway.ie

 

Would you like to participate in a quick study on social media?

You  may have tried to help a few weeks ago, and unfortunately the server crashed. Technology always makes life interesting, doesn’t it? It has been fixed now, and we apologize for any inconvenience. But we still need your help. We are running an online study on how social media news impacts people. It will take approximately 5-8 minutes (honestly). It is open to every student in every discipline. If you are interested in participating and helping, you can access the survey here. If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact Christie at c.tetreault1@nuigalway.ie

 

USI Connecting Minds Event

Whether you are a student who has lived experience of mental illness in third level, someone who is interested in student mental health, a student researcher in the area, or if your society has done something in relation to mental health in third level, USI would like to invite you to their student mental health event, which will take place on Thurs 26th March (venue TBC) from 10am – 4pm.

 

Menstrual Pain Among University Students in Ireland Survey

Would you like to take part in a short online survey about the impact of menstrual pain and the management strategies used to cope with it? If you have any questions please contact the researcher K.Monahan5@nuigalway.ie

 

Free Yoga Meditation Class this Saturday

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes are back this Sat 8th Feb 2pm-3pm at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road Galway. All welcome every Saturday.

 

Beer Run this Sunday

Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is back at 12.30pm this Sunday for a sociable 5/8/10km run followed by a free beer. Meet up down at the Salthouse and you can leave your bags there while you run!

 

Call for participants in Council of Europe No Hate Speech Training Course

Training is via e-learning modules from March to May and a residential course in May in Strasbourg. Deadline for applications is Weds 12th Feb 2020 More info here.

 

Recommend a Friend (or yourself!)

Know someone who would make a great #NUIGSU Officer? Maybe you are starting to think about running for election yourself! Recommend a friend (or yourself!) for #NUIGSU20 Elections here

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 21 – 30th January 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Volunteers Urgently Needed This Saturday!  

We will be holding our annual charity collection day in aid of the SU Charities this Sat 1st of Feb. If you have 2 hours to spare 11am-1pm or 1pm-3pm to shake a bucket please contact us on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie – All funds raised will be going to Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West.

SU Election Info Session

We will be holding an information session for anyone thinking about running for the SU Elections 1pm-2pm on Weds 5th Feb.

  • 3 x Paid Full Time Officer nominations open Weds 19th Feb
  • 15 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

For more info please contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie

SU Life Skills Sign Ups Now Open

#GE2020 Meet the Galway West and East Candidates 7.30pm Tuesday

Together with ONE Galway and GMIT SU we will be hosting an event for you to meet with your Galway West and East GE2020 candidates 7.30pm on Tues 4th Feb in the Kirwan Theatre. This is your chance to meet the candidates to discuss their party’s policy on housing, healthcare, education, transport, work, direct provision and public services. Tickets are FREE but limited. Get yours here.

LIFT Training Registration Open – Starts Tomorrow!  

LIFT stands for Leading Ireland’s Future Together and the aim of LIFT is to build a better Ireland by developing leaders of character across our country. We will again be holding 8 weeks of LIFT roundtables in the SU starting Fri 31st Jan. Each weeks session will start at 3pm and last 30-45 minutes. We will cover a different leadership theme each week including Listening; Positive Attitude; Respect; Empathy & Understanding; Honesty & Integrity; Competence; Determination and Accountability.You can read more about the initiative at www.liftireland.ie

The group is limited to 4 students. To sign up/get more info email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Clubs’ Day TODAY!  

Clubs’ Day will take place 12pm-4pm TODAY Thurs 30th of Jan in the Kingfisher Sports Hall. Is your new year’s resolution to get fit and active? Then join an NUI Galway Sports cub, with over 50 clubs to choose from we have everything you may need. From Gaelic Games to Martial arts and from Golf to Water Sports we have it all!

Need Books?

Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!

Early Bird Ticket Sales end this Fri 31st Jan for Clubs’ Ball

Tickets just €32.50. Get yours here before the price increase

Become a 2020/2021 CÉIM Leader
Apply now to become a CÉIM peer learning student leader in 2020/21. Involves meeting weekly with 1st year students to help them transition successfully to NUI Galway, gain a greater understanding of coursework and meet new people. Benefits include: intensive free leadership training, skills development, improved CV, feel good factor of helping 1st years, meeting new people, CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and more. Closing date: Monday, 10 February 2020.

Rally in Support of Theo Ndlovu & Mduduzi Creative Ngwenya

This Sat 1st of Feb at 1pm people are asked to gather at the Spanish Arch and walk to Eyre Square for a cultural event to celebrate the love, joy and wealth of talent that Theo Ndlovu, Mduduzi Creative, and the community of people seeking asylum as a whole have brought to Galway. Theo and Mduduzi have contributed so much to community development in Galway since they arrived 3 years ago. Yet they now both face the threat of deportation.

ALIVE hosts Gaisce Workshop

5pm Mon 3rd Feb in the ALIVE office, Áras na Mac Léinn. Pizza, chats and info about Ireland’s national civic medal! All welcome. Sign up here.

Transition to Employment Launch Weds 5th Feb

Transition to Employment is a series of events for students with a disability or who experience anxiety, stress, depression or other mental health challenges. It is run by the Career Development Centre and will take place in the Careers Seminar Room. All welcome.

  • 1pm-2pm Weds 5th Feb Launch – Get support and advice regarding your career/job search.
  • 1-2pm Weds 12th Feb Disclosure – Learn how/when to discuss your disability/mental health during job-hunting process.
  • 1pm-2pm Weds 19th Feb Employer Panel – Meet employers and graduates in employment with disability/mental health challenges.
  • 1pm-2pm Weds 26th Feb Wrap Up Session – Reflect on learnings from the programme.

Looking to Get Fit in a Non-Competitive, Social Environment?

NUIG Athletic Club’s Fit For Life are free weekly runs every Monday at 6pm meeting at the Kingfisher. This is suitable for all levels of fitness. Contact them here for more info.

Thinking about a postgraduate course?

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm Tues 4th Feb in the Bailey Allen Hall. Short presentations will take place during the day, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 100 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, and other student support services.

Sustainable Fashion Workshop

ALIVE is hosting an SDG Workshop with World Vision Ireland that is free for all students to attend about Sustainable Fashion 5pm-7pm Weds 12th Feb in  the Careers Seminar Room.  More clothes are being produced and consumed, but fashion shouldn’t have to cost the earth.  Food will be available for all.

Here’s the Eventbrite link to sign up so there’s enough food!

FREE MMR Booster vaccination dose NOW available from Student Health Unit

Owing to the current national Mumps outbreak, which has been running since late 2018, causing over 3,500 cases of Mumps, and with over 250 cases already diagnosed so far this year, the HSE Dept of Public Health have announced the provision of a FREE MMR Booster vaccination dose. This MMR booster is recommended for any students aged up to 30 years old, who either cannot confirm or are unsure as to whether they previously received the standard recommended 2 doses of MMR vaccination. Should any student require and wish to avail of this FREE MMR Booster vaccination from the NUIG Student Health Unit service, then they should either call in to reception or phone 091-494 337 to book an appointment.

Chili Eating Competition

NUIG Swimming Club are holding a chili eating competition at 5pm on Mon 10th of Feb in Meeting Room 1 in Áras na Mac Léinn. There’ll be loads of prizes and free food for competitors and spectators. It’s gonna be spicy! More info on their insta

Menstrual Pain Among University Students in Ireland Survey

Would you like to take part in a short online survey about the impact of menstrual pain and the management strategies used to cope with it? If you have any questions please contact the researcher K.Monahan5@nuigalway.ie

Survey Link

Potterfest 2020: Phoenixfest

Potterfest, a Harry Potter Convention hosted and organised by NUIG Pottersoc, is coming back for 2020 as PHOENIXFEST from Feb 7th to 9th.Including a Yule Ball Opening Ceremony Gala, as well as panels, quizzes, a raffle and more; we at Phoenixfest would love to see fellow Potterheads there! If interested in being involved or buying tickets, more information is available here

How does depersonalization and self-categorization affect students’ levels of social anxiety?

This study is concerned with exploring the relationship between NUI Galway undergraduate students levels’ of Self-Categorization, Social Anxiety, Attachment Style, Experiential Avoidance and Depersonalization and should take approximately 20 mins to complete.

Link to study for more information 

USI Women Lead 2020

Women Lead is a two day event on the 31st of Jan & 1st of Feb for self-defining women who are interested in running for leadership positions in their Students’ Unions or elsewhere in their community. It features two days of talks and panel discussions by inspirational women on everything from running a campaign to what it’s like to be a CEO!
Register for Women Lead 2020 with this form!

EDEN Conference: Call for Papers

“The Age of the Precariat: Identity and Precarity”: All Island Interdisciplinary Conference Hosted by the Early Doctoral Exchange Network (EDEN) at NUI Galway 24th-25th April. EDEN invites submissions by postgraduate and early doctoral researchers that explore the themes of Identity and Precarity. Abstracts of 250 words, along with a short biography of approx. 50 words, can be submitted by Mon 3rd Feb to eden.nuigalway@gmail.com For more info email or follow us on Twitter @eden_nuig

Driver Experiences in Ireland: The link between childhood trauma and trauma following Road Traffic Collisions

You are invited to take part in an NUIG research study exploring how childhood trauma may be related to the trauma following road traffic collisions. Anyone can take part, as long as you are over 18 and have a driver’s license.

For more information regarding the survey, please click this link  

Galway 2020 TV Promo – Extras Needed

On Sunday 2nd February Galway 2020 are shooting a promo to appear on TG4 and RTE. They require 100 extras aged 18 – 24, there will be bands, colourful flares and dancing. Shooting takes place from 8am -12pm.  Contact: Wesleyoduinn@gmail.com to get involved.

LIFT Facilitator Training at NUIG

LIFT Ireland is a non-profit initiative that aims to increase the level of positive leadership capabilities in Ireland. Within ten years, LIFT Ireland wants 10% of the population to have taken part in our leadership learning process. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a LIFT Facilitator the next round of facilitator training is on at NUIG 9.30am-1.30pm Friday 7th of February.

More info and booking here.

Free Yoga Meditation Class this Saturday

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes are back this Sat 1st Feb 2pm-3pm at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road Galway. All welcome every Saturday.

USAC Fight Night

The USAC Fight Night will take place at 7.30pm on Thurs 27th Feb in the Clayton Hotel in aid of Galway Hospice Foundation. There will be raffle prizes on the night, great entertainment and a showcase of amateur boxing. Be sure to get your tickets, don’t miss out!

Recommend a Friend (or yourself!)

Know someone who would make a great #NUIGSU Officer? Maybe you are starting to think about running for election yourself! Recommend a friend (or yourself!) for #NUIGSU20 Elections here

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

 

SU Weekly Email 20 – 23rd January 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Vote Today in SU Referendum

Voting takes place 10am-5pm today Thurs 23rd Jan in the Referendum on Restructuring Students’ Union Officer Roles.

The Union is your advocacy and representative body and we constantly strive to better ourselves to have the most positive impact for you. This referendum is about enhancing the effectiveness and functionality of the Union. More information about the proposed changes is available here: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-referendum/

Make sure to bring your NUIG ID card to Smokey’s Café and have your say about how we represent you. If you have registered for a Remote Vote don’t forget to log on to the SU Website to vote yes or no 10am-5pm today.

 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets – Just 70 Left!

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

 

Work and Travel Abroad Fair on Wednesday     

Start planning your best summer ever! The NUI Galway Working & Travelling Abroad Fair takes place 12pm-3pm Weds 29th of Jan 2020 in Áras na Mac Léinn. Exhibitors include J1 Visa Companies, Travel Companies, Volunteering/Adventure Companies and Internship/Training Companies.

 

Volunteers Urgently Needed!

We will be holding our annual charity collection day in aid of the SU Charities on Saturday 1st of February. If you have 2 hours to spare 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm to shake a bucket please contact us on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie – All funds raised will be going to Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West.

 

Recommend a Friend (or yourself!)

Know someone who would make a great #NUIGSU Officer? Maybe you are starting to think about running for election yourself! Recommend a friend (or yourself!) for #NUIGSU20 Elections here

 

Clare Byrne Live #GE2020 Show

The Clare Byrne Live General Election debate is on 9.30pm Mon 27th Jan and is being broadcast live from the Bailey Allen Hall. Because of this there may be access restrictions to Áras na Mac Léinn and surrounding buildings Sun 26th Jan and Mon 27th Jan. More info to follow from the University but the SU Office will be open as usual 10am-5pm Mon 27th Jan.

 

NUIG Science Student Facing Deportation

NUIG student Mduduzi is from Zimbabwe and has been living in Direct Provision in Galway for the last 3 years. Please sign this petition to help save him from deportation.

 

LIFT Training Registration Open

LIFT stands for Leading Ireland’s Future Together and the aim of LIFT is to build a better Ireland by developing leaders of character across our country. We will again be holding 8 weeks of LIFT roundtables in the SU starting Fri 31st Jan. Each weeks session will start at 3pm and last 30-45 minutes. We will cover a different leadership theme each week including Listening; Positive Attitude; Respect; Empathy & Understanding; Honesty & Integrity; Competence; Determination and Accountability.You can read more about the initiative at www.liftireland.ie

The group is limited to 4 students. To sign up/get more info email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Sin Issue 7 – Win €25 SU Card Credit!

You can read the latest issue of Sin newspaper online HERE and there’s a chance to win €25 SU Card Credit too!

 

NUIG Means Tested Financial Aid Fund and the Hardship/Emergency Fund

Applications are now open for:

  1. Means Tested Financial Aid Fund
  2. Hardship/Emergency Fund

 

Become a 2020/2021 CÉIM Leader
Apply now to become a CÉIM peer learning student leader in 2020/21. Involves meeting weekly with 1st year students to help them transition successfully to NUI Galway, gain a greater understanding of coursework and meet new people. Benefits include: intensive free leadership training, skills development, improved CV, feel good factor of helping 1st years, meeting new people, CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and more. Closing date: Monday, 10 February 2020.

 

Nominations Close 12pm TODAY for Election of a Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile

Údaras na hOllscoile is the governing authority of NUI Galway. Nominations are now open for a postgraduate student to become a member of Údarás and nominations close at 12pm TODAY Thurs 23rd of Jan. Nomination forms are available here. Voting will take place next Weds 29th Jan 10am-9pm at Smokey’s Café.

 

Disability GE2020 Hustings

Next Tues 28th Jan 11am-1pm in the ILAS Building the Disability Federation of Ireland will be holding a hustings of local General Election candidates where you can raise issues of concern and hear from electoral candidates. The General Election Campaign for the voluntary disability sector #DisabilityGE2020 calls for adequate support to people with disabilities and investment in services to ensure can experience the equality for all people with disabilities as promised in the ratification of the UN CRPD. More info and registration here.

 

How to Vote Workshop 5pm today

Ahead of the General Election The Young Greens Society are running a voting workshop educating students on how voting in Ireland works, how to fill in ballot papers etc at 5pm TODAY Thursday the 23rd of January in the View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. All welcome.

 

Clubs’ Day next Thurs

Clubs’ Day will take place 12pm-4pm Thurs 30th of Jan in the Kingfisher Sports Hall. Is your new year’s resolution to get fit and active? Then join an NUI Galway Sports cub, with over 50 clubs to choose from we have everything you may need. From Gaelic Games to Martial arts and from Golf to Water Sports we have it all!

 

Access Society Spring Fling Table Quiz

The Access Society are holding a Table Quiz 6pm-8pm Fri 31st Jan at Sult in aid of COPE Galway and Domestic Violence. Cost: €5 per person or €20 for a table of four – Sign up at the Socs Box. Finger Food will be provided as well as a chance to win loads of lovely goodies.

 

Thinking about a postgraduate course?

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm Tuesday, 4th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. Short presentations will take place during the day, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 100 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, and other student support services. More information at www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day

 

Clubs’ Ball Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!

Join the NUI Galway Sports Clubs for a massive night to round off the NUIG year! The 2020 Clubs’ Ball will take place from 7pm on Tuesday 24th of March in The Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. Limited number of Early Bird Tickets on sale now for just €32.50! Get yours now before the price goes up to €40. Ticket includes: Red Carpet Entrance, Drinks Reception, 3 Course Dinner, DJ, Band, Day 2 entry to Electric and lots more surprises to be announced! Over 18’s event – ID required.

 

NUIG Energy Society 5k Wind Farm Run

Made a New Year’s Resolution to get in shape? Us too! Come join us for our Wind Farm 5k to raise money for renewable energy education and the Green Energy Festival (to be held in Galway city on the 17th of April)! The walk, run, or race (depending on how you are feeling) will be on the Peak Ridge Path, winding in and out of the majestic wind turbines with a view of Connemara, lakes, the river, and beautiful Irish scenery. Online registration is €20 and race day sign-ups are €25. The first 50 sign-ups get a free t-shirt so be sure to register today! There will be free refreshments and giveaways for all participants and proceeds go towards Renewable Energy and Energy Reduction Education in Ireland. Order Tickets Here.

Participants Needed: Study on Social Media News Impact

There is a study examining how social media news impacts people online. It is a quick survey that will take approximately 5-8 minutes and is done entirely online. It is open to any student regardless of what you are studying. If you are interested in participating and helping, you can access the survey here.

 

Give Blood in Galway This Month

5pm-8.30pm TODAY Thurs 23rd or 11.30am-3pm Sunday 26th Jan in the Clybaun Hotel.

5pm-8.30pm Tues 28th, Weds 29th or Thurs 30th Jan in the Menlo Park Hotel.

 

SU Life Skills Sign Ups Now Open

 

Need Books?

Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!

 

Class Reps Meetings This Month

Thurs 23rd Jan 6pm – 7pm MY124 Classroom 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Mon 27th Jan 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 27th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 28th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC202 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Tues 28th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC201 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

 

Join SpunOut.ie’s Action Panels

SpunOut.ie are recruiting young people aged 16-25 from across the country for their Action Panels. These Action Panels are where young people meet in Dublin, Waterford, Cork or Galway to decide new content ideas for SpunOut.ie. Action panels meet 3 times per year and members have a number of training opportunities such as on how to be effective advocates for causes they care about, as well as receiving personal and professional guidance.

 

Galway Bay Brewery Run Club Back on Monday

The only free 5/8/10k run that rewards your efforts with a free beer is back at 7pm on Monday 27th of January.

 

Camp Job Fair in Dublin

USA Summer Camp are hosting Ireland’s largest Camp Job Fair in the Aviva Stadium this Sunday 26th January. If you want to secure a summer job in America, make sure you don’t miss out! Over twenty summer camps will be hiring on the day for awesome summer camp positions! For more information, email ireland@usasummercamp.com

 

5 week Empowerment Self Defence course for Women 

Empowerment Self Defence is a comprehensive and holistic method of violence resistance education for women. You do not require any prior experience or level of physical fitness. The course starts 6.30pm-8pm Weds 29th Jan in Shantalla Community Centre and costs €50. Contact for booking and details Laura  O’Connor 087 317 6066 or Angela  Flanagan 087 906 6198.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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