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Improve your digital experience at NUI Galway

€300 All4One vouchers to be won each week by NUI Galway students!

You are invited to take part in NUI Galway’s INDEx survey – a national survey to find out more about how you use digital technologies and how this affects your experience of learning.

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

Why you should take part

The INDEx survey will help us to:

  • Assess how you currently use digital technologies at University
  • Understand your expectations of how our digital environment should change
  • Target resources towards the issues that matter to you
  • Improve our digital experience at NUI Galway
  • Influence the future enhancement of digital teaching and learning across the Irish higher education sector

The INDEx survey takes only 5 minutes to complete. It is open to NUI Galway students from 14 October – 3 November 2019. Participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary.

Student incentive

After completing the survey, you can add your name to a weekly draw to win a €300 All4One voucher, exclusively for NUI Galway students.

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

More about the survey

This national survey is managed as a collaborative partnership, and is coordinated by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, along with 33 Irish Higher Education institutions – this includes all universities, all technological higher education institutions, and several private colleges.

Participation information sheet

All students on taught programmes, undergraduate and postgraduate, who are age 18 or over, are invited to participate in this survey. The age limit of 18 is only due to the fact that parental/guardian consent would be required for students under 18 to participate. It is expected that the results derived from analysis of the survey data will be used to improve the student experience for all students.

Should you have a question or comment about this survey, please index@teachingandlearning.ie

Road Safety Day Tues 29th Oct

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator

10am-4pm Tuesday 29th October outside Áras na Mac Léinn

Practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle)

Take part in the roll-over simulation which demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision.

Practice the driver theory test.

Practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator

See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer.

FREE High Vis Items

Ráiteas Maidir le Caifé na Gaeilge / Statement Regarding Caifé na Gaeilge

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Ráiteas Maidir le Caifé na Gaeilge

In 2008 iarradh ar Students’ Union Commercial Services Ltd (SUCS Ltd) ceannas a ghlacadh ar reáchtáil Chaifé na Gaeilge. Níorbh ghnó brabúsach é agus d’aontaigh SUCS Ltd an Caifé a reáchtáil ar an gcoinníoll go seasfadh an Ollscoil aon chaillteanais a thabhófaí agus go n-íocfadh sí táille bhainistíochta le SUCS Ltd as na seirbhísí agus am bainistíochta a chuirfeadh sé ar fáil. Bhí ag éirí leis an socrú sin ar feadh cúpla bliain,  ach stop an Ollscoil ag íoc na sonrasc in 2010 agus níl ag íoc na dtáillí bainistíochta ná ag seasamh na gcaillteanas ó shin i leith.

Le himeacht na tréimhse sin, bhíodh an Caifé ina chostas suntasach bliantúil do SUCS Ltd. Thosaigh an Ollscoil ag breathnú go mion ar oibríochtaí SUCS Ltd chomh maith agus tá an táille cheadúnais a íocaimid leis an Ollscoil as Siopa an Chomhaltais, Sult agus Smokey’s Café méadaithe go thart ar €230,000 sa bhliain. Maíonn an Ollscoil go bhfuil ár gcomhlacht brabúsach ach tugann an chluas bhodhar do cheist Chaifé na Gaeilge agus na gcaillteanas atá á dtabhú aige (gan trácht ar loiceadh na hOllscoile na sonraisc a íoc). Tá thart ar €197,000 de chaillteanais agus táillí bainistíochta tabhaithe ag SUCS Ltd. i dtaca le Caifé na Gaeilge ó bhí 2010 ann.

Chuir SUCS Ltd. in iúl don Ollscoil nach féidir leis leanúint ar aghaidh ag seasamh chaillteanas Chaifé na Gaeilge agus d’iarr ar an Ollscoil an comhaontú bunaidh a chomhlíonadh, is é sin, táille bhainistíochta bhliantúil a íoc agus an caillteanas bliantúil a sheasamh. Mar sin féin, níl an Ollscoil sásta déanamh amhlaidh. Mhol muid go bhféadfadh an Ollscoil cuid bheag de na táillí ceadúnais a bhailítear ó na hoibritheoirí uile ar an gcampas (amhail Sult, Smokey’s, Siopa an Chomhaltais, An Bhialann, Friars, Zinc srl.) a chur i leataobh leis an gcostas sin a chlúdach, ach dhiúltaigh sí don mholadh sin scun scan.

Tá muid i gComhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh tiomanta don Ghaeilge, ach ní féidir linn a bheith fágtha in áit na leathphingine. Is oth linn nach bhfuil Caifé na Gaeilge ag feidhmiú faoi láthair agus gabhann muid leithscéal ó chroí leo siúd a thacaigh leis i gcaitheamh na mblianta. Le tacaíocht uait, tá súil againn go n-oibreoidh an Ollscoil as lámha a chéile linn le go mbeidh muid in ann tosú arís ar an aon seirbhís lónadóireachta Ghaeilge atá ar an gcampas a chur ar fáil.

 

Statement Regarding Caifé na Gaeilge

In 2008 Students’ Union Commercial Services Ltd (SUCS Ltd) was asked to take over the operation of Caifé na Gaeilge. The Caifé had not been profitable and SUCS Ltd agreed to take over the Caifé on the basis that the University agreed to pay for any losses incurred, and also paid a management fee to SUCS Ltd for its services and management time. This arrangement worked satisfactorily for a couple of years. However, in 2010, the University stopped paying invoices and has failed to pay management fees, or cover losses since then.

Since 2010 Caifé na Gaeilge has been a significant annual cost for SUCS Ltd. In that time the University has taken a keen interest in the operations of SUCS Ltd and the licence fee we pay to the University for the operation of the SU Shop, Sult and Smokey’s Café has risen to approximately €230,000 per year. The University insists our company is profitable, however the issue of Caifé na Gaeilge making a loss (and the University’s non-payment of invoices) is ignored. The losses and management fees incurred by SUCS Ltd in Caifé na Gaeilge since 2010 is in the region of €197,000.

SUCS Ltd has informed the University that it cannot continue to carry the loss incurred by Caifé na Gaeilge and we have asked the University to honour the original agreement of paying an annual management fee and covering the annual loss. However, the University is unwilling to do so. We have suggested that a small portion of the licence fees collected from all operators on campus (such as Sult, Smokey’s, SU Shop, An Bhialann, Friars, Zinc etc) could be ringfenced by the University to cover this cost, but that suggestion was rejected.

NUI Galway Students’ Union is committed to the Irish language, but we cannot continue to suffer a financial penalty for pursuing that commitment. We apologise to those who have supported Caifé na Gaeilge over the years for the absence of Caifé na Gaeilge. With your support, we hope that the University will work with us so we can get back to providing the only Irish language catering service on campus.

 

Mental Health Week October 2019

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week 2019

Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte OÉ Gaillimh 2019

Monday 7th October / Dé Luain An 7 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 11am – 4pm Promos and Freebies in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm – 6:30pm Mindfulness Strategies in CA005 Cairnes Building

Tuesday 8th October / Dé Máirt An 8 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 10am-11am Sláinte Society Free Mindfulness Class in The Space
  • 12pm-1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 12pm-1pm Kai (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 7:30pm – 9pm ‘Beginning conversations on Mental Health’ in G010

Wednesday 9th October / Dé Céadaoin An 9 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 9am -11am Dairy Free Tea/Coffee Morning with VegSoc in The Hub
  • 12pm – 1pm Max (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 12pm – 1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 1pm – 2pm Jigsaw – 5 Steps to Mental Health in Bridge Room Hardiman Building

Thursday 10th October / Déardaoin an 10 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 11am – 4pm Vintage and Sportswear Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn CANCELLED 
  • 1pm – 2pm The Science of Happiness in GO11 Library Lobby
  • 5pm – 7pm Connection Café in AC204
  • 6pm-7.30pm Self Care Evening with StyleSoc in the Art Room. Make your own face mask!

All events are FREE!

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

#littlethings

#littlethings is a mental health and wellbeing campaign. It highlights that there are things that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope.

If you need any support or information please contact any of the following people: 

Chaplaincy Service 091 495 055 chaplains@nuigalway.ie

Counselling Service 091 492 427 counselling@nuigalway.ie

Student Health Unit 091 492 604

SU Welfare and Equality Officer Clare Austick 091 492 747 su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Jigsaw Galway 091 549 252 galway@jigsaw.ie

Samaritans Free phone 116 123 jo@samaritans.org

Here are the #littlethings that can make a big difference to our mental health and our wellbeing:

  • Keeping Active
  • Talking About Your Problems
  • Looking Out For Others
  • Doing Things With Others
  • Eating Healthily
  • Staying In Touch
  • Drinking Less Alcohol
  • Sleeping Well

 

NUIG #BreakTheBarriers CANCELLED

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UPDATE 1/10/19
Due to unforeseen weather warnings Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have made the decision to call off the #BreakTheBarriers protest this Thursday.
 
Read more here👇
https://www.facebook.com/notes/union-of-students-in-ireland-usi/usi-alter-plans-for-breakthebarriers-demonstration-ahead-of-hurricane-lorenzo/10157179523854821/

Break The Barriers on the 3rd of Oct

On Thursday 3rd of October we want you to join us in Dublin as part of the National Demonstration to #BreakTheBarriers to Education.

We will be calling for:

  • Affordable Accommodation
  • Publicly Funded Education
  • An increase in SUSI grants
  • Reform of BTEA
  • Affordable Transport

Return bus tickets €2 on sale from the SU Office now. Buses leave Galway 10am and leave Dublin 4pm. NUIG Student ID required.

Contact su.president@nuigalway.ie for more info

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their Life Skills courses for the 2019/20 academic year. Since 2009 the Students’ Union has been running a wide range of subsidised courses for the 19,000 students of NUI Galway with the aim of increasing their practical knowledge. These courses help to improve the employment prospects of students during and after college by boosting their CV’s. The courses also teach them important life skills including how to save lives.

Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “We are delighted to announce details of our Life Skills courses for the year ahead. Whether it’s learning how to help someone who may be suicidal or gaining the skills to administer CPR, all of these courses help to provide a well-rounded education for our students whilst also helping them to make their CV’s stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.”

The courses on offer from the Students’ Union for the 2019/20 academic year include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Barista Training
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • First Aid Responder Course

The full course descriptions, costs and booking information can be found at: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

NUI Galway Students’ Union is a democratic organisation whose mission is “to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.”

 

NUIG SU Freshers’ Fair 2019

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The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES!

Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September 2019 for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes from Flirt FM and competitions.

Confirmed Exhibitors:
ALIVE
Bus Éireann
Citylink

Eason
Flirt FM
Just Eat
Kingfisher
Matt O’Flaherty Chemist
PwC Ireland

Sin Newspaper

Sprite
Student Leap Card
SU Card
USIT
Virgin Media
Vodafone

Food Stalls:

Brown Bag Donuts 

Handsome Burger 
Joachims German Bratwurst – GM-Catering

NUIG SU Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Ents Presents Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones 8pm Mon 23rd Sept in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUI Galway.

Barry Jones has been successfully performing comedy hypnosis for over 30 years now, totalling over 6,000 shows, and performing in 8 different countries. Barry always gets the best out of his volunteers, while leaving the audience in hysterics. It’s guaranteed to be a night nobody forgets!

• USA Consultant for FOX TV “You’re Back In The Room” • Consultant for the Discovery Channel “Hypnosis and Emotions”• Entertainer/Education for England Rugby 7s Word Cup Team • Consultant for CSI Las Vegas on an episode relating to hypnosis • Featured entertainer for “Hells Kitchen” Laugh Factory Los Angeles • NBC TV Featured hypnotist on reality show “Ground Hog Date” • Ongoing production of “Entranced at the Table”

NUIG SU Outdoor Cinema

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NUIG SU FREE Outdoor Cinema Monday 9th September 

It’s back! We are delighted to bring our FREE outdoor cinema back to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 9th of September outside the Engineering Building (weather permitting!)

1. Vote on the Facebook event page poll for the movie you want to see.
2. FREE Popcorn for the first 100 people.
3. Strictly no booze. It will be taken off you and destroyed.
4. Bring something to sit on – we don’t want you to get a chill in your kidneys.

 

Applications Open for SU Cloakroom and Engineering Desk Jobs

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Applications are now OPEN for the vacant positions at the NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom and Engineering Building Information Point for the 2019/20 academic term.

Please send your CV together with cover letter to Joanna Brophy, Assistant Manager, NUI Galway Students’ Union by email only to joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie before 5pm on Monday 26th of August. Please state if you have a current Manual Handling Certificate. 

Full job description is available here: Job-Description-SU-Engineering-Desk-Staff (1)

Late applications will not be accepted.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom will be open 9am-6pm Thursdays & Fridays during term time. The Engineering Desk will be open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday from Monday 2nd of September 2019.

Please only apply if you will be available to work during these hours. 

Please note: You must be available for training on Friday 30th August 2019 and be prepared to start work on Monday 2nd of September 2019.