SU Weekly Email 11 – 10th November 2016

SU Weekly Email 11 – 10th November 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

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.

NUIG SHAG Week Continues

TODAY 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 (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

7.30pm-9pm Free Screening of Chemsex, The Documentary with AIDS West in the Harbour Hotel. All Welcome. This film takes a brave and unflinching look at modern, urban gay life.

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 (FREE). Students of all genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations are invited to take part. You are not asked any personal questions or to discuss your sexual experiences. No student is asked to contribute to a group discussion unless they feel comfortable doing so. No student is expected to be well informed about these topics in order to take part. Contact Dr Charlotte Silke at the School of Psychology charlotte.silke@nuigalway.ie to sign up or for more information.

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 Timetables Released 4pm tomorrow

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. 

 

The Centenary Conversations Galway – FREE Conference & Fringe Events START TODAY!

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

 

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.

 

3K Santa Speed Walk – 1pm Wednesday 16th November

Next Wednesday, in the run up to the SU’s Christmas Day, the NUIG Sport’s office have organised a 3K Santa Speed Walk in aid of the Galway Simon Community, as part of their “NUIG’s Ultimate Team” (N.U.T) program. Registration at the Quad from 12.30pm with the race starting at 1pm.

So get out your Christmas Jumpers and Santa hats for this is a Christmas themed walking race around campus that’s sure to put you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season! Enter as a team or as an individual. There will be a social gathering straight after the event in Sult with food and refreshments for all participants, and spot prizes. The event is free to enter but we’ll be asking for a recommended donation of €2 from each participant and all money raised will go to Galway Simon Community. For more information check out www.otc.nuigalway.ie Or email nut@clubs.nuigalway,ie

 

Volunteer with Galway Science & Technology Festival

Galway Science & Technology Festival are looking for some volunteers to help out with the festival on Sunday the 27th of November. It is Ireland’s largest one day Science and Technology festival as well as being a great day out for families. There will be free food and t-shirts provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will also get credit which can go towards your ALIVE certificate. So if you have an interest in science and technology or simply want to help us out please sign up to volunteer through NUIG’s volunteering page. https://www.studentvolunteer.ie/view-all/science-and-technology-festival-volunteer.

 

Chemsex: The Documentary Free Screening Tonight

7.30pm-9pm tonight Free Screening of Chemsex, The Documentary with AIDS West in the Harbour Hotel. All Welcome. This film takes a brave and unflinching look at modern, urban gay life.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 14th Nov 12pm-1pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 14th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 15th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 16th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 16th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2002 Lecture Room 4 Engineering Building Engineering Council

Child Protection Training Course – Tomorrow/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 5 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.

 

Need Help with Writing?

The Academic Writing Centre provides FREE support across the disciplines for students at all stages of the writing process. The AWC is located on the top floor of the James Hardiman Library, and our hours are: Monday-Friday from 11am to 1pm and Monday-Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.

The AWC is also offering workshops that will be helpful in developing your writing and studying practices. A workshop titled ‘Procrastinators, unite! A Last-Minute Workshop for Exam Preparation’ will take place 12pm-1pm Monday, 14th November.

Our homepage has a link to register for the workshop; we will also advertise additional upcoming workshops on our website, so check in on occasion at: www.library.nuigalway.ie/awc.

 

World Diabetes Day 2016 #WDD Mon 14th Nov Galway University Hospitals & NUI Galway

  • 10am-3pm  Mon 14th Nov World Diabetes Day Information Stand with diabetes nurse specialists in Main Foyer University Hospital Galway.
  • Mon 14th-Fri 18th Nov DAFNE programme for Type 1 Diabetes in the Conference Room, Endocrinology and Diabetes Centre, University Hospital Galway.
  • 6pm-9pm Mon 14th Nov Type 2 Diabetes Patient Education Evening Healthy Eating and Active Living for Type 2 Diabetes at Croí House. Presentations from: Diabetes Consultant, Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist and Dietitian. Diabetic RetinaScreen, Diabetes Ireland, Diabetes Nurse Specialists and Diabetes Podiatrists.
  • Public and Patient Involvement – Involving Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes in Health Services Research see https://nuighealthpsychology.wordpress.com/who-we-are/

For more information, please contact MaryClare.OHara@hse.ie or Helen.Burke@hse.ie

 

Monster Table Quiz – 7.30pm Thurs 10th November in Aid of Pieta House – Huntsman Inn

Tables of 4 for €40 to raise funds for Pieta House.  All are welcome on the night – it will be a fun filled event with table prizes, raffle and finger food served. Please reserve your table for the quiz by emailing galway@collinsmcnicholas.ie or call 091 706706

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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