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Wind Down Week

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Wind Down Week / Seachtain Scíthe Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

Faigh faoiseamh ón strus agus lig do scíth

Monday 2nd December / Dé Luain 2 Nollaig

  • 8am-9am Free seated Yoga Meditation in The View. Get tickets here.
  • 12.30pm-3pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge outside reading room/library
  • 1pm-2pm Free seated Yoga Meditation in The View. Get tickets here.
  • 6.30pm-8pm Stress Less Have More Success In Exams. Free talk in AM200 Fottrell Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building. Aidan O’Flynn, Sports Psychologist & Psychotherapist, will speak about coping with stress during exam time. Michael Day, Sports Nutritionist, will have tips on eating to perform during exams.

Tuesday 3rd December / Dé Máirt 3 Nollaig

  • 8.15am-8.45am Free Mindfulness Practice in Clinical Science Institute Room 2012
  • 9am-10am Free Yoga Class in The Space. Get tickets here.
  • 12pm-2pm Snowflakes and Angels. Join the NUIG Knit & Crochet Group in The Space to learn to crochet/knit snowflake or angel ornaments. €5 donation to COPE Galway. Bring own yarn/hooks/needles if you have them! Includes free tea/coffee.
  • 12pm-3pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge at the Engineering Building
  • 1pm-2pm Learn how to Hula Hoop in the View. Free class get tickets here.
  • 3pm-4.30pm Colouring! Take a break and drop in to the Art Room for some colouring in + sweets!
  • 3.30pm Christmas Tree Lighting outside Áras na Mac Léinn with choir singing, hot beverages, pastries and festive cheer!

Wednesday 4th December / Dé Céadaoin 4 Nollaig

  • 12pm-3pm Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm at Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-2pm Animal Ambassadors in Meeting Rooms 1&2 Áras na Mac Léinn. Meet their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!
  • 1.15pm-1.35pm Free Mindfulness Practice in Seminar Room 5, 2nd Floor Áras Moyola

Thursday 5th December / Déardaoin 5 Nollaig

  • 12pm-2pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge at Smokey’s.
  • 3pm-4.30pm Colouring! Take a break and drop in to the Art Room and Hub Central for some colouring in + sweets!

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

Students’ Union Welcomes University of Sanctuary Designation

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Students’ Union Welcomes University of Sanctuary Designation

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union has today welcomed the designation of NUI Galway as an official University of Sanctuary. The University of Sanctuary campaign is an initiative to make NUI Galway more inclusive to refugees, asylum seekers and members of the Irish Travelling Community. Scholarships have now been offered to members of these marginalized groups to attend the University.

 

The campaign began in 2016 and was student led from it’s inception. The Students’ Union has been involved in the process through running awareness campaigns and sitting on the steering committee. The designation will improve access, inclusion and visibility of students from ethnic minority communities at NUI Galway.

 

Clare Austick, Students’ Union President said: “We are so proud that NUI Galway is now an official University of Sanctuary. This campaign has been student led from the beginning and the Students’ Union has been proud to support it. It’s so important that the University is seen as a welcoming and accessible space for all our students from every background and circumstance.”

 

Pictured (left to right): Imelda Byrne, Joseph Nyirenda, Mayor Mike Cubbard, Aidan Harte, David Stanton (Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration), Suzanne McKane, Ciaràn Ó hÓgartaigh, Tiffy Allen, Anne Scott, Clare Austick

 

#TellTheSU

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Christmas Exam Buses 2019

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses with City Direct 

Cost: €2 Per Journey.

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Monday 9th December – Thursday 19th December 2019

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents The Ultimate Study Break: Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit
Cuireann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, An Briseadh Staidéar Iontach i Láthair: An Díolachán Cácaí Mór Millteach ar son Carhanachtaí agus Cuairt Fheirm Pheataí

12pm – 3pm Wednesday 4th December 2019 in Áras na Mac Léinn
12i.n. – 3i.n., Dé Céadaoin, an 4 Nollaig 2019 Áras na Mac Léinn

There will be llamas, goats, rabbits, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, chicks, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM. Animal Ambassadors will also be in Meeting Rooms 1&2 Áras na Mac Léinn 12pm-2pm.  Meet their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!

All funds raised go to AIDS West & Domestic Violence Response
Tabharfar an t-airgead ar fad do AIDS West & Domestic Violence Response

RAFFLE PRIZES

Strip of 5 Tickets = €2. On sale from SU Office and Áras na Mac Léinn

  1. Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Galmont Hotel & Spa
  2. Three Month Membership for Kingfisher Gym
  3. €40 Voucher for Dough Bros
  4. Voucher for a Galway Food Tour
  5. Three Month Membership for Planet Health Galway
  6. Bottomless Brunch for Two at Beef and Lobster Galway
  7. Ten journey ticket travel voucher Galway City to Dublin City from Citylink
  8. Hamper of Eskimo Oil Products
  9. €50 Eason Voucher
  10. Hamper from Matt O’Flaherty Chemists
  11. €20 Voucher for Pálás Cinema
  12. Voucher for 2 Lunch specials with Wholly Cow Burgers
  13. Hamper from University Pharmacy
  14. €25 Voucher for 56 Central
  15. 4 Tickets for any gig in Monroes
  16. €20 Voucher for the Front Door
  17. €20 Voucher for Matt’s Sandwiches
  18. NUIG Hoodie from the SU Shop
  19. Two return travel vouchers Galway City to Dublin Airport from Citylink
  20. €20 Voucher for Temple Café
  21. 2 Bottles of Wine

All proceeds go to the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response

Cake donors: Rúibín, Sult, Gourmet Tart Company, SU Volunteers

Raffle draw will take place 3.30pm Weds 4th Dec in the SU Office.

 

Students Get Their Socks On For Charity

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Students Get Their Socks On For Charity

NUI Galway Students’ Union have today launched fundraising socks featuring a tribute to the iconic “Galway Yellow” (AKA Big Yellow Thing) sculpture on campus. The socks, a collaboration with Galway company Irish Socksciety, are on sale now for €9 a pair with all proceeds going to the SU charities. They’re an ideal present for anyone who has ever said “I’ll meet ya at the Big Yellow Thing” over the years!

The “Galway Yellow” sculpture outside the NUIG Library was created by artist Brian King in 1976 and has been a landmark and meeting point for UCG/NUIG students since then. It goes by a few nicknames most commonly “The Big Yellow Thing” but also “The Squiggle” and “Archimedes Balls”. The socks are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Shop at NUI Galway. They can also be purchased online HERE.

Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “We are delighted to launch our socks just in time for the NUI Galway conferring ceremonies. They are a great gift and will support the work of two very worthy local charities AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response. We hope past and present staff and students will love the socks as much as we do. We look forward to seeing them on cosy feet across campus!”

AIDS West offer the highest quality care and support to those affected by HIV/AIDS/STIs and to those worried about their sexual health.

Domestic Violence Response are a community led organisation responding to the issue of domestic abuse in County Galway.

BUY YOUR SOCKS NOW HERE! 

 

For sales info contact:

studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Neil Delamere: End Of Watch

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NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Monday 27th of January 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG.

Tickets €5 available online HERE. 

All proceeds go to the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response.

Neil Delamere : End of Watch

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s the Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz Neil Delamere returns to NUIG with a brand new show.

Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated.

“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe. *****” The Scotsman

“One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald

Accessible NUIG Events 29-31st Oct 2019

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Accessible NUI Galway  / OÉ Gaillimh Inrochtana

Tuesday 29th October / Dé Máirt an 29 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 11am-2pm: Know Your Rights in Hub Central. Drop in and chat about rights in the workplace, college, and public life.
  • 6.30pm: Disability and Emergency in the D’arcy Thompson Theatre. Join Emergency Medicine Soc for a talk on best practice in emergency situations

Wednesday 30th October / Dé Céadaoin an 30 Deireadh Fómhair

  • All day: The Social Aspect of Disability – an online campaign around the impact inaccessibility has on social life and social connections

Thursday 31st October / Déardaoin an 31 Deireadh Fómhair

  • All day: What Is an Accessible Campus? Online/in various locations. Keep up with us on the SU social media platforms to tell us and the University what an accessible campus is to you
  • 6pm-8pm Murder Mystery with ISL, location TBC. Join the Irish Sign Language Society for their Halloween event with games and refreshments.

More info from/ Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó su.disability@nuigalway.ie

NUIG Arrangements Bank Holiday Mon 28th Oct

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NUI Galway Arrangements for Bank Holiday Monday 28th of October 2019

  • There are no classes on Monday 28th of October
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE 5pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 10am Tues 29th of Oct
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE 3pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 11am Tues 29th Oct
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will CLOSE 6pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 9am Thurs 31st Oct
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 08:30-17:30 Sat 26th, 10:00-17:30 Sun 27th and CLOSED Mon 28th Oct
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open Sat 26th Oct, closed Sun 27th & Mon 28th Oct, open Tues 29th Oct
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 26th, Sun 27th & Mon 28th Oct. Reopening 8.30am Tues 29th Oct.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open Sat 26th and Sun 27th, closed Mon 28th and open Tues 29th Oct.
  • The Wall Café will be open Sat 26th and Sun 27th and open Mon 28th 11am-3pm
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED Mon 28th Oct.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Free Talk on Resistance Training and Nutrition

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Free Talk on Resistance Training and Nutrition
Caint ar an Traenáil Friotaíochta agus Cothú

7pm-8pm Wednesday 6th November in the O’Flaherty Theatre
7 i.n. – 8 i.n. Dé Céadaoin an 6 Samhain i dtéatar Uí Fhlaithearta

Speaker: Barry McGuire – Qualified Nutritionist & Personal Trainer

Covering nutrition and training in relation to muscle gain/fat loss/toning up

More info from/Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

FREE Tickets available on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resistance-training-nutrition-free-talk-tickets-77850088711