SU Weekly Email 10 – 3rd November 2016

SU Weekly Email 10 – 3rd November 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Equality Week Events Today Thursday 3rd November

  • 1pm Privilege walk outside Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 45pm Islamic Society talk: Substantive Equality for Persons with Disabilities: A Human Rights Based Approach In AMB G-O65

For more information contact Megan on su.equality@nuigalway.ie

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2016

Monday 7th of November

  • All Day #MondayMassage reduced rate massage. To book contact 086 8378589.
  • 11am-4pm Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn for a dose of Tinder with a difference at our STInder exhibition.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Tuesday 8th of November

  • 11am-2pm Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Stand in Smokey’s Café
  • 2pm-3pm Pornography Workshop with Kate Dawson in the Students’ Union Office Boardroom. This workshop will explore porn – the good and the bad, providing participants with the time and space to discuss the concerns and benefits of porn use, in a group setting. All welcome, no need to book.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Wednesday 9th of November

  • 11am-4pm Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn for a dose of Tinder with a difference at our STInder exhibition.
  • 1pm-3pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health.
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Thursday 10th of November

  • 11am-2pm SU Stand in Smokey’s with nurse from Bayer Healthcare
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.
  • 5pm-7pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health.

Friday 11th of November

  • 1pm-3pm Sexual Health Workshop in room G067 Psychology Annex Arts Millennium Building. Free food & prizes! A 2-hour peer-lead workshop where students share their opinions about different topics relating to students’ sexual health.

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 The RNLI and Threshold.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Exams

Semester 1 (2016/2017)  exams are scheduled for Monday 5th to Friday, 16th December 2016 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

The Semester 1 exam timetable will be published on Friday, 11th November at 16:00. 

 

Christmas Day €5 Wristbands now on Sale

Christmas is coming early to NUI Galway with our Charity Christmas Day on Thursday 17th of November in aid of The RNLI and Threshold. The day kicks off in Sult with Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Treats, a photo booth, Santa Hats, DJs, Freebies, Cheesy Christmas tunes, jumpers and a whole lot of tinsel from 11am.

€5 wristbands are now on sale in the SU Office and these get you in to either Electric or Four/Four between 10pm-11pm for the official after party.

If you want to help out with our fundraising on Thursday 17th of November please sign up here.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 7th Nov 6pm – 8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council
Weds 9th Nov 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Thurs 10th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale in SU & SU Engineering Desk now for:

  • Connacht vs Cardiff Blues 19.35 Friday 25th Nov €15
  • Connacht vs Benetton Treviso 15:00 Saturday 3rd Dec €15
  • Connacht vs Wasps 17:30 Saturday 17th Dec €20
  • Connacht vs Munster 17:30 Saturday 31st Dec €20

All tickets are for Bohermore Terrace. Student ID required.

 

Child Protection Training Course – next Friday/Saturday

This course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. You can sign up for €15 now in the SU Office or by credit card on 091 493570. Choose to attend either 1pm-5pm Friday 11th November or 9.30am-1.30pm Saturday 12th November.

 

Read Sin Issue 4 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC213 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

Participants Wanted for Student Information Desk Focus Group

1pm-2pm Wednesday 9th November in AMB-G036 Seminar Room Arts Millennium Building

There will be tea, coffee & biscuits! Register online here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sid-student-focus-group-tickets-28785669713

 

Student Work Available

Galway University Foundation are recruiting students for part-time, college-friendly, positions to work on their Alumni Fund Telephone Campaign which will run from the 28th of January to the 26th of February 2017. Apply Here.

 

Deadline to Check the Draft Register of Electors: 25th Nov 2016

The Draft Register of Electors is online at www.checktheregister.ie until Friday 25th of November. If on the 15th February 2017 you are aged 18 or over please check that your name, address and other details are present and correct on the Draft Register. If there is a mistake, tell your local Council before Friday 25th of November.

 

Upcoming FREE Smart Study Workshops

  • Anxiety Management, 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 8th November 8th in IT202
  • Troubled by Procrastination? 7pm-8pm Wednesday 9th November in AC201 (Arts/Science main corridor)
  • Exam Preparation 6pm-7pm Wednesday 9th November in AC201 (Arts/Science main corridor)

More Information.

 

NEW Library Study Break Policy

In response to feedback received from users about the 30 Minute Rule, and in an effort to reduce the instances of desk hogging, the Library is introducing a new ‘Study Break Policy’ for the monitoring and managing of study space during peak times in the Library. The policy will apply during the following periods: 01 November – 16 December 2016 and 03 April – 10 May 2017.

 

Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Jet Programme Promotion
  • Personal Statement Workshop

For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers

 

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day on Tuesday

NUI Galway are hosting a postgraduate Open Day next Tuesday 8th November from 12-4pm. This is a perfect opportunity to plan for your future. You can visit the hall  to speak to lecturers from all postgraduate programmes, and there will be a series of talks on careers, why you should choose NUI Galway for your postgraduate study and more. First 100 people to visit the hall will get free tea/coffee. Register in advance here.

 

The Centenary Conversations Galway – FREE Conference & Fringe Events

From the 10th-12th of November inclusive, you can delve into fascinating worlds of discovery, from scientific invention to history to current affairs, or flex your political muscle at events in NUI Galway and surrounds, designed to enlighten and spark debate as well as to tickle your funny bone. Free registration and more information available at www.Ireland.ie

 

Help us raise money for the RNLI & Threshold

This year we will be raising money for the RNLI and the homeless charity Threshold but we need your help! If you have any time to volunteer or have any wild ideas for a fundraising event then please get in touch with us! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Cúirt New Writing Competition

The Cúirt New Writing Prize is seeking entries in poetry and fiction, with a €500 cash prize for the winner of each category and the opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over The Edge Showcase at Cúirt 2017. Poetry entries must consist of three poems under 50 lines each. Fiction pieces can only be 2,000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome. Entrants should not have had a collection published in the category in which they enter (excluding the publication of single poems, stories or chapbooks ). Entry fee for each submission is €10 paid via Paypal at www.cuirt.ie. Closing date for submissions is 5pm Tuesday 31st of January.

 

Free Event: Older People and Substance Use – ILAS building, NUI Galway 10am-1pm Weds 9th Nov

As an aging population in a culture that is associated with lifelong heavy drinking the importance of drawing attention to the specific risks faced by older people who drink or use other drugs are discussed and explored. Experts in their field will highlight the importance of health as we age, current trends in alcohol and drug use and look at services to best support this cohort. Please contact Liam O Loughlin on 087 621 7728 or email liam.oloughlin@gretb.ie

 

Free Event: Alcohol and Cancer – Menlo Park Hotel, Galway 1pm-2pm Fri 11th November

Alcohol is recognised by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO) as a Group One Carcinogen. Recent research highlights that the links between alcohol and cancer are not confined only to heavy or problematic drinkers and even moderate use of alcohol can increase the risk. Dr Marie Laffoy Community Oncology Adviser with the National Cancer Control Programme will discuss the risks and ways to minimise these risks. Please contact Liam O Loughlin on 087 621 7728 or email liam.oloughlin@gretb.ie

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

FREE Mindful Meditation Every Wednesday 1.10pm-1.50pm

Mindful Meditation Practice for Semester 1 will take place every Wednesday from 1:10pm to 1:50pm in classroom AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome including staff, students, alumni, members of the local community and guests to campus.

 

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 and Twitter.

Our office is upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

 

Artice by
Joanna Brophy