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NUIG Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 2018

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The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2018 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018 in Áras na Mac Léinn with talks/presentations taking place 12pm-8pm in The View. 

Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair.

Confirmed Exhibitors:

ALIVE  – The NUI Galway Presidential Award for Volunteering

Amba France /Campus France – The French Embassy in Ireland

Camp Leaders Ireland – Summer Camp and resort jobs in the USA

CCUSA – Summer Camp jobs, working and volunteering opportunities in the USA and worldwide

Interrailing Packages – European Rail and Accommodation Packages

ISIC – The International Student Identity Card

J1 Ireland – Plan your J1 summer

JCI Galway – Junior Chamber International Galway is a voluntary, world-wide, independent, personal development organisation for young professionals and entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 40.

SAYIT – Plan your J1 summer

Partnership International – Global Internships.

USIT  – Plan your J1 summer.

VMM International – Volunteering opportunities in Asia & Africa.

Food Stalls: 


Brown Bag Donuts 

Joachim’s German Bratwurst

FREE Talks Schedule in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Wednesday 24th of January

1pm-2pm SAYIT J1 “SAYIT J1 USA 2018”

2pm-3pm Camp Leaders Ireland “Summer Camps in America for your J1 – everything you need to know with Camp Leaders”

3pm-4pm USIT Ireland “J1 Options: Camp USA, Soccer USA, J1 Classic”

4pm-5pm Partnership International “Global Work & Travel Opportunities”

NUIG Christmas Holiday Arrangements

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Christmas Holiday Arrangements 

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 16th December 2017 to Sunday 14th of January 2018 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 15th of January 2018. Academic Dates for the rest of 2017/18 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 4.00pm on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 8th Jan. Reduced opening hours Mon 18th Dec – Thurs 21st Dec 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 15th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 18th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8am-5pm.
  • Sult will close at 12pm on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 15th Dec and will reopen on Mon 15th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8.30am-5pm.
  • The Wall Café will be 9am to 3pm over the Christmas period except closed 23rd to 26th Dec inclusive & closed 30th Dec to 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The James Hardiman Library will have reduced hours Fri 15th Dec to Fri 22nd of Dec 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri. Closed Sat/Sun. The Library will be closed Sat 23rd Dec to Tues 2nd Jan inclusive. Weds 3rd Jan- Sun 14th Jan reduced hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30 Sat/Sun Closed.
  • The Reading Room will only be closed on Mon 25th and Tues 26th of December.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 23rd of Jan.
  • Flirt FM will be off air from 10th December to Mon 15th Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 22nd Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Fri 1st of Dec and will reopen in Jan 2018.
  • SUMS will be closed from Mon 11th of Dec and will reopen on Mon 29th of Jan.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access over the holidays check HERE

NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents: David O’Doherty

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents: David O’Doherty

We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 22nd  of January 2018 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! 

David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of jokes and songs. David has spent the summer on tour in America with Flight of the Conchords, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and this is the Irish debut of his new show. As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

€5 Tickets on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

Bar Skills Training Added for SU Life Skills in 2018

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Bar Skills Training Added for SU Life Skills in 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are adding a Bar Skills Training Course to our SU Life Skills Courses for 2018. The course fee is €20 which will be donated to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH! 

Registration is now open for this course and our Sign Language  Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) First Aid Responder & Cardiac First Responder Courses. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to book and pay by Credit Card.

The provisional schedule for the Bar Skills Training course is as follows:

  • Bar Skills Course

Course objectives: To cover the basic fundamentals of drinks and drink service methods, including the social responsibility on all parties to serve drink in a responsible manner.

Course Date:10am-5pm Friday 26th January or Friday 16th February 2018

Course Content:                

1: Responsible selling of alcohol

2: Introduction to Wines

3: Spirits appreciation and theory

4: Stouts, beers and Ciders (theory and service)

Assessment/Certification: There is no assessment. A certificate of participation will be given.

Sign Up: In the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Course Fee: €20 which will be donated to the Students’ Union Charities

Course Venue: The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

Max number: 40 students

Many thanks to Gareth and the team at Sult for organising the course.

Are you well?

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Are you well? Keeping well around exam time
Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú? Treoir le tú féin a choinneáil ar bhóthar do leasa ag aimsir na scrúduithe

Exams can be the most stressful time of the year; and a lot of peoples’ routines tend to change dramatically. Here’s some tips to help you keep yourself well during exam season.

1. Don’t isolate yourself / Ná bí leat féin i gcónaí
Exam time can be very lonely as people go off studying on their own. Try to make a conscious effort to meet up with friends, or plan something nice at the end of a day of study with others. Socialising with others is crucial around this time. Cutting yourself off from the world is not a good idea.

2. Don’t be a hero / Ná déan iarracht bheith i do laoch
Surviving on 2 hours sleep and 7 cans of red bull is not the way the human body was meant to function. Schedule in some sanity breaks and exercise during your day – a 30 minute walk can work wonders.

3. Eat regularly / Ith go rialta
You don’t have to eat like a nutritionist, but eating three meals a day and getting in some healthy snacks will keep you on track. Food fuels your body, so if you’re constantly eating junk you won’t feel great.

4. Sleep regularly / Faigh neart codlata
Many people completely change their sleep patterns during exam time. If you can, try to fit in 7-8 hours’ sleep and follow a routine. It will help you when exams start.

5. Stay hydrated / Ól go leor uisce
Water is your friend!

6. Talk to friends and look out for each other / Labhair le cairde agus bí ag faire amach dá chéile
You might notice some friends or classmates struggling at this time. Maybe they need to be pointed in the direction of one of the support services listed below.

7. Ask for help if you need it / Iarr cabhair má tá cabhair ag teastáil uait
• NUIG Health Unit: Walk in service Mon-Fri 9.15am- 12.30am & 2.30pm- 4.30pm
• NUIG Counselling Service: Drop in Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm,
• Chaplains: 091 495 055
• SU Education Officer Andrew Forde: 086 385 3658
• SU Welfare Officer Megan Reilly: 086 385 3659

You can find more tips to help you with Exams here

Christmas Exam Buses 2017

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses 2017 with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel)

Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

Leaving University Road

08:40 & 15:40

Leaving Salthill (Leisureland)

11:40 & 18:40

Charity Christmas Day

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Deck the halls and jingle your bells! The biggest charity event of semester 1 is upon us!
All proceeds go to Domestic Violence Response Ltd & Amach LGBT Galway
Featuring Christmas Dinner, Santa, Christmas jumpers, tinsel, good cheer, cheesy Christmas tunes, DJs and lots of festive surprises from 1pm at Sult NUI Galway. Entry to Sult is €5 and includes Christmas Dinner in a box (served until 3pm). Tickets are now SOLD OUT for Sult.
€5 wristbands for entry to Electric Garden & Theatre or 44ClubGalway between 10pm-11pm on sale from the SU Office (10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (11am-3pm – card only). Over 18’s ID required.
Please note wristbands only allow entry between 10pm and 11pm to either Electric or 44 – they will fill up quick so get there early if you’ve a preference! After 11pm you’ve to pay in as normal.
Over 18’s ID Required. Normal house rules apply.
Wristbands don’t get you in to Sult NUI Galway no matter what your friend says!

Charity Cake Sale & Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents The Ultimate Study Break:
Cuireann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, An Briseadh Staidéar Iontach i Láthair:

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit
An Díolachán Cácaí Mór Millteach ar son Carhanachtaí agus Cuairt Fheirm Pheataí Wooly Ward

11am – 4pm Wednesday 29th November 2017 in Áras na Mac Léinn
11r.n. – 4i.n., Dé Céadaoin, an 29 Samhain 2017 Áras na Mac Léinn

There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

All funds raised go to Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!
Tabharfar an t-airgead ar fad do Domestic Violence Response agus AMACH!

NUIG Vs GMIT Fight Night

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NUIG Vs GMIT Fight Night
Oíche Throda idir OÉ Gaillimh agus GMIT

8pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017/8i.n. Dé Céadaoin, an 22 Samhain 2017

The Radisson Blu Hotel Galway
Tickets €15 Students/€25 Non Students

All proceeds go to the following charities:

Domestic Violence Response
Galway Hospice
Hand in Hand
Milford Care Centre
Special Olympics Ireland

Spot Prizes on the night

Tickets on sale from NUI Galway Students’ Union Office


Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance Week 2017

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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2017

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2017

Monday 23rd of October/Dé Luain, an 23 Deireadh Fómhair

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

6pm-7pm Queer Sex Ed with GiG Soc, in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn.

Tuesday 24th of October/Dé Máirt, an 24 Deireadh Fómhair

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

6pm-8pm Let’s Talk About Sex (Toys) – In conversation with Shawna Scott of Sex Siopa in AC202.

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult

Wednesday 25th of October/ Dé Céadaoin, an 25 Deireadh Fómhair

11am-2pm Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Stand in Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm ‘Asking for it’ Consent workshop with FREE pizza in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

Thursday 26th of October/Déardaoin, an 26 Deireadh Fómhair

4pm-6pm Menstural Health Workshop in The Cube.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus. Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

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