SU Weekly Email 18 – 22nd January 2015Weekly Email
Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.
The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 12pm-3pm this Weds 28th Jan
The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 28th January 2015 in Áras na Mac Léinn. This event brings together J1 Visa Companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and festivals to help you plan your best summer ever!
Exhibitors Include: Abroad Internships, ALIVE NUI Galway’s Student Volunteering Programme, BusAbout, Erasmus Student Network, Fahy Travel, Flirt FM, Galway Fringe Festival, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, SayIt Travel, Smaller Earth, SUAS, Travel Bug Limited, USIT and Voluntary Service International.
Market Stalls (because you can’t plan your summer on an empty stomach!: Healthy & Hearty, The Dough Bro’s Pizza, Joachim’s German Bratwurst and The Pancake Factory. More Info.
Exam Results Update
Semester 1 Exam Results will remain “provisional” until exam boards meet at the end of semester 2. The Examinations Office does not release provisional results.
Provisional results for Semester 1 exams may be available to students via Blackboard. Please note that not all students will receive provisional results for Semester 1 exams. If provisional results are not available to you via Blackboard by the first week in February, please consult with your lecturer for advice. Undergraduate Results: Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released between Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 17th June by the Exams Office
Special SU Council Meeting 7pm-9pm AC202 Tuesday 27th January
There will be a special meeting of the Students’ Union Council regarding gender equality on campus in light of the case of Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington. There will also be an information session on running for Students’ Union elections taking place at this Council as well. It will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, 27th January, in AC 202. All Class Reps are asked to attend.
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.
Volunteers needed for SU Charity Collection Day
We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 7th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Console and BeLonG To. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 7th of February.
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan.
Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan to get you ready on our website.
Please Support NUI Galway’s Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Campaign 2015
Most people know somebody who has been affected in some way by cancer. On the 16th and 17th of February 2015 NUI Galway staff and students are getting together to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Please get involved by attending the events, taking part in NUI Galway Shave or Dye, volunteering to help at events or donating what you can. All funds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society, Cancer Care West, Galway Hospice and NBCRI
Please like and share the campaign Facebook Page
Timetable of Events:
- 7pm-9pm Monday 16th February Free choral concert in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your tickets here.
- 10am-1pm Tuesday 17th February Coffee morning and poster presentation on the work being done at NUI Galway to fight cancer
- 2pm-5pm Tuesday 17th February NUI Galway Shave or Dye in the Bailey Allen Hall with Today FM, Fat Tony’s and Zenith Hairdressing. Register now to Shave or Dye by emailing email@example.com or filling out and returning the registration form here.
- 7pm-9pm Tuesday 17th February Public Lecture Night, Panel Discussion and Reception in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your FREE ticket here.
If you would like to volunteer to help out at the events you can sign up HERE
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Students for Marriage Equality is a campaign by USI, NUI Galway Students’ Union, other SUs and students across Ireland for a YES vote in the upcoming referendum on marriage equality. Join the campaign here.
The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) is Open Once Again
You can drop in to the AWC to get help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism. Opening hours: 11am-1pm and 6pm-9pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights). More Information
Connacht vs Benetton Treviso Tickets
5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale soon from the SU and the Engineering Desk
Academic Writing Centre Competition: win an iPAD 2!
All undergraduate students are eligible to compete. Entries must be on one of the topics, can be no longer than 500 words, and must include citations from one or two published sources available at the James Hardiman Library (including databases and other on-line material). This year, competitors must use the Harvard System of Referencing. Top Prize: Apple I-Pad 2. The winner’s piece will be published on the website and in Sin Newspaper.
Entries must be sent to email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 February 2015. Competition Topics and Rules.
NUIG Postgrad Open Day Weds 4th Feb
If you’re thinking about doing a postgraduate course, then don’t miss the upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 4 February, 12–4pm, Bailey Allen Hall. There’ll be over 80 stands exhibiting, employment and careers talks will take place, and there’ll be a free CV Clinic. Pre-register for the event here.
Study on Facebook and Narcissim
We at National University of Ireland Galway are conducting a study on narcissism and how it correlates with various Facebook activities of users. For this purpose we have developed a Facebook app that requests your data while asking you to complete a narcissism survey which will not take much of your time (only about 5-10 minutes). At the end a narcissism score will be generated based on which you can assess whether or not you are a narcissist.
Here is the link for the app: https://unhp.com.pk/experiments/my_app/ you have to click Okay for Facebook authorization (or login with your Facebook account if you are not logged in). This will then take you to survey and you can fill it according to given instructions.
Please note there is a €50 cash prize for one lucky draw winner of all the participants who will complete this study.
Mature Students Clinic
There will be a drop in clinic for Mature Students 2pm-4pm every Wednesday from 21st of January onwards in the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell on email@example.com
Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Now Open
- Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February
- Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February
You can sign up now in the SU Office (10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm) or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.
Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.
Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.