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

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

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

Postgraduate Research Officer

Oifigeach na nIarchéimithe í mbun Taighde

Total Poll                                  40

Spoils                                       0

Total Valid Poll                          40

Quota                                       21

TOCK, Emily                             39

Re-Open Nominations               1

Emily Tock deemed elected.

 

International Students Officer

Oifigeach na Mac Léinn Idirnáisiúnta

Total Poll                                  96

Spoils                                       3

Total Valid Poll                          93

Quota                                       47

FENTON, Avery                        83

Re-Open Nominations               11

Avery Fenton deemed elected.

 

Ethnic Minorities Officer

Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach

Total Poll                                  96

Spoils                                       1

Total Valid Poll                          95

Quota                                       48

CHIHUMURA, Victoria               70

McNICHOLAS, Katelyn              18

Re-Open Nominations               8

Victoria Chihumura deemed elected.

 

SU Council Chairperson

Cathaoirleach na Comhairle do Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Total Poll                                  49

Spoils                                       0

Total Valid Poll                          49

GREEN, Scott                             48

Re-Open Nominations               1

Scott Green deemed elected.

Wind Down Week

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

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

Faigh faoiseamh ón strus agus lig do scíth

Monday 1st April / Dé Luain an 1 Aibreán

Tuesday 2nd April / Dé Máirt an 2 Aibreán

Wednesday 3rd April / Dé Céadaoin an 3 Aibreán

Thursday 4th April / Déardaoin an 4 Aibreán

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

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

Taxi Safety Tips

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Some Taxi Safety Tips:

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

How to make a complaint:

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

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

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

More Information Here.

Can You Vote on Friday 24th of May 2019?

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

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

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

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

Mature Students’ Officer: Chuka Paul Oguekwe Deemed Elected

ELBERT, Gary 229

OGUEKWE, Chuka Paul 384

Total 666

Spoils 34

Total Valid Poll 632

Quota 317

RON 19

 

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

CLIFFORD, David 26

SINHA, Sachi 49

Total 82

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 82

Quota 42

RON 7

 

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

Round 1:

LYNCH, Niamh 36

McGIVERN, Clodagh 51

MURPHY, Ciara 59

Total 137

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 137

Quota 74

RON 1

Niamh Lynch and RON Eliminated

Round 2:

Non-Transferable 6

McGivern, Clodagh: 71

Murphy, Ciara 70

Clodagh McGivern deemed elected.

 

Disability Rights Officer: Alex Coughlan Deemed Elected

COATES, Conor 241

COUGHLAN, Alex 373

Total 652

Spoils 25

Total Valid Poll 629

Quota 327

RON 15

 

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Erin Mac an tSaoir Deemed Elected

MAC AN tSAOIR, Erin 573

Total 671

Spoils 32

Total Valid Poll 639

Quota 320

RON 66

 

Convenor of the College of Science: Kenny Cooke Deemed Elected

COOKE, Kenny 137

Total 159

Spoils 3

Total Valid Poll 156

Quota 79

RON 19

 

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

FITZGERALD, Aisling 21

Total 42

Spoils 1

Total Valid Poll 41

Quota 21

RON 20

 

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

QUEENEY, Morgan Ruth 590

Total 673

Spoils 29

Total Valid Poll 644

Quota 323

RON 54

 

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

Round 1:

HOGAN, Kayleigh 113

O’TOOLE, Laura 128

Total 262

Spoils 6

Total Valid Poll 256

Quota 129

RON 15

RON Eliminated

Round 2:

Non Transferable 12

HOGAN, Kayleigh 114

O’TOOLE, Laura 130

 

Societies Chairperson: Oissine Moore Deemed Elected

MOORE, Oissine 12

Total 18

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 18

Quota 10

RON 6

Clubs’ Captain: Pádraic Toomey Deemed Elected

Ó BEOLÁIN, Conor 3

TOOMEY, Pádraic 16

Total 19

Spoils 0

Total Valid Poll 19

Quota 10

RON 0

Positions Still To Be Filled for 2019/20

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

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

#FundTheFuture Walk Out 1pm Thurs 21st March 2019

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#FundTheFuture Walk Out 1pm Thurs 21st March 2019

At 1pm on Thursday 21st of March 2019 we are asking all NUI Galway students and staff to leave their lectures in a walk out to demand that the Government #FundTheFuture – we will all be meeting at the Big Yellow Thing outside the Library.

Here’s why:

  • We reject the idea of a loan scheme to fund higher education and condemn the current €3,000 contribution fee.
  • We believe Education is a public good and should be funded as such.
  • Did you know that we used to have free fees when attending college?
  • Did you know that fees increased by 363% between 2007-2014? That’s €825 to €3,000!
  • Did you know we have the second highest fees in Europe? We will have the highest fees in the EU post-Brexit.
  • Grants supports were slashed in 2012 and we still have not seen them restored, never mind increased to meet the increasing costs we’re facing including the massive rents many of us are struggling with.
  • The Cassells report, published in March 2016, was deliberately ignored and neglected, and instead has been kicked to Europe for another year.
  • We cannot accept this delay in finding a sustainable and fair funding model for higher education.
  • State funding per student halved. We need more state funding so YOU and future students are not denied that opportunity.

 

The system is crumbling, it is chronically underfunded and it is affecting us all.

We need the government to Fund The Future.

We are walking out, alongside staff unions, at 1pm on Thursday 21st of March 2019.

Read our recent letter to the Irish Times “Student Loans No Way To Fund Education” Here.

Chat Up Lines trí Ghaeilge #SnaG19

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Chat Up Lines trí Ghaeilge #SnaG19
  1. Are you well, cause you’re looking well.
An bhfuil tú go maith? Mar tá tú ag féachaint go maith
  1. Do you know what my shirt is made of? Boyfriend material.
An bhfuil a fhios agat céard atá mo léine déanta as? Ábhar gasúir
  1. Do you have a sunburn, or are you always this hot?
An bhfuair tú dó gréine nó an mbíonn tú chomh dathúil sin i gcónaí?
  1. You don’t know how many times I had to swipe left to find you.
An dtuigeann tú cé mhéad uair a bhí orm svaidheáil ar chlé chun tú a aimsiú?
  1. I’m not a photographer, but I can picture me and you together.
Ní Grianghrafadóir mé ach is féidir linn muid a fheiceáill le chéile
  1. I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours?
An féidir liom d’uimhir ghutháin a fháil? Tá m’uimhir caillte.
  1. Are you a parking ticket? Cause you have got fine written all over you.
An ticéad páirceála thú? Mar tá fíneáil  scríofa ort
  1. Do you have road frontage?
An bhfuil éadanas bóthair agat?

 

Vote on Thursday 14th of March! #NUIGSU19

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Vote on Thursday 14th of March! #NUIGSU19

Thursday is your chance to vote to decide who will be your SU Part Time Officers so make your voice heard! Bring your NUIG ID card and vote:

  • 10am-8pm Concourse (old Print That Shop near Smokey’s Café)
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-5pm Engineering Building
  • 10am-8pm via Remote Vote on the SU Website (Remote Vote registration deadline is midnight Weds 13th March)

Your #NUIGSU19 Part Time Officer Candidates are:

Mature Students’ Officer

  • ELBERT, Gary
  • OGUEKWE, Chuka Paul

 

Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics

  • CLIFFORD, David
  • SINHA, Sachi

 

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law

  • LYNCH, Niamh
  • McGIVERN, Clodagh
  • MURPHY, Ciara

 

Disability Rights Officer

  • COATES, Conor
  • COUGHLAN, Alex

 

Oifigeach na Gaeilge

  • MAC AN tSAOIR, Erin

 

Convenor of the College of Science

  • COOKE, Kenny

 

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

  • FITZGERALD, Aisling

 

Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer

  • QUEENEY, Morgan Ruth

 

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

  • HOGAN, Kayleigh
  • O’TOOLE, Laura

 

Societies Chairperson

  • MOORE, Oissine

 

Clubs’ Captain

  • Ó BEOLÁIN, Conor
  • TOOMEY, Pádraic

 

Please note:

Only Society Auditors can vote for the SU Society Chairperson 10am-8pm on the Concourse

Only Club Captains can vote for the SU Clubs’ Captain 10am-8pm on the Concourse

 

We have a number of part time officer positions left to fill:

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

Nominations will open at 10am Thurs 14th March and close at 5pm on Thurs 21st of March. Voting will take place on Thurs 28th of March. If you are interested in running for election to any of these positions just give us a shout on elections@su.nuigalway.ie

 

SU Council Chair Election

SU Council Chair Election nominations close at 5pm Tuesday 19th of March. Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and website. The Election will take place on Monday 25th of March at 6pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Please note only registered Class Reps can run, nominate and vote in this election.

More Information Here

NUI Galway St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements 2019

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NUI Galway St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements 2019

  • Monday 18th of March is a Bank Holiday so there are no lectures.
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE at 5pm on Fri 15th March and will reopen at 10am on Tues 19th March.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE at 3pm on Fri 15th of March and reopen at 11am on Tues 19th March.
  • The Students’ Union Shop Sat 16th March 10am-4pm, CLOSED Sun 17th & Mon 18th March.
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 16th, Sun 17th & Mon 18th March. Reopening 8.30am Tues 19th March.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge CLOSED Sat 16th, Sun 17th and Mon 18th March.
  • Smokey’s Café Sat 16th March 9am-5pm, Sun 17th March 11am-4pm, CLOSED Mon 18th March.
  • The Wall Café Sat 16th March 9am-3pm, Sun 17th & Mon 18th March 11am-3pm
  • The James Hardiman Library will be CLOSED on Mon 18th March.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED on Mon 18th March.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 2nd April.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

SU Charity Week 2019

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Week

Seachtain Charthanachta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh

  • Monday 25th of March / Dé Luain an 25 Márta

11am-2pm Line of Euros – Help us make a line of Euros outside the Arts Millennium Building

  • Tuesday 26th of March / Dé Máirt an 26 Márta

11am-3pm Bake sale in Smokey’s Café – Treat yourself Tuesday!

8pm Sex Toy Bingo in the Corrib Room at Sult – €3 entry includes free mini sex toy! Tickets from EventBrite

  • Wednesday 27th of March / Dé Céadaoin an 27 Márta

12.30pm-4pm Clothes Drive in Áras na Mac Léinn – Take some clothes/leave a donation.

11pm Super Club in Electric/FourFour in aid of the SU Charities. Tickets from Uniphi

 

All events are raising funds for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway

Is don Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú agus do COPE i nGaillimh a thabharfar an t-airgead ar fad a bhaileofar ag na himeachtaí.

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