SU Weekly Email 22 – 6th February 2020Weekly Email
Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.
Mon 10th Feb
- All Day look out for our volunteers giving out free Condoms and Lube across campus
- 12pm-2pm “Loving Your Sexual Body” free talk with Anna Keogh in The View
- 2pm-4pm Bra Collection at Smokey’s Café with BioMed Soc. Donate old bras to charity. In some developing countries wearing a bra is a symbol of wealth, status and power and will protect young women from sexual abuse. Most charity shops won’t accept donations of bras so this is a sustainable way to find a new home for old bras whilst helping women in need.
Tues 11th Feb
- 10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The Space (€10)
- 11am-12pm Abusive Relationships Free Talk with COPE Galway in The View
Weds 12th Feb
- 10.30am-4.30pm USI & HSE Sexual Health Information at Smokey’s Café
- 11am-4pm Rapid HIV Testing in The Space with Sexual Health West (formerly AIDS West)
Thurs 13th Feb
- 2pm-4pm Bra Collection at Smokey’s Café with BioMed Soc. Donate old bras to charity.
- 7pm Sex Toy Bingo in the Corrib Room at Sult (€5 Tickets via Eventbrite HERE)
Fri 14th Feb
- Get your Valentine’s Day Roses & Rolos from the SU Office while stocks last (€1 charity donation)
- 9am-1.30pm Cardiac First Responder Course in The Space (€40)
ALL WEEK Free Condoms from the SU and the SU Engineering Desk
More info from firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a 2020/2021 CÉIM Leader – Applications Close Monday!
Apply now to become a CÉIM peer learning student leader in 2020/21. Benefits include: free leadership training, skills development, improved CV, feel good factor of helping 1st years, meeting new people, CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and more. Closing date: Mon 10th Feb.
We have just a few spaces left for our Disclosure Training 10am-1.30pm next Tues 11th Feb with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. The course cost is €10 and you can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur.
- 3 x Paid Full Time Officer nominations open Weds 19th Feb
- 15 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
- SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March
Hot off the presses here’s the latest issue of Sin Newspaper with all your NUI Galway news and your chance to win SU Card Credit! Read it here.
Have your say in the Student Survey
This is your chance to improve your University experience at NUI Galway and you could win a €200 gift voucher! The survey can be completed by first year and final year undergrads and taught postgrads. Complete the survey now here
- Disclosure Training 7 Spaces Left NEXT TUES 11th FEB
- Cardiac First Responder Course 4 SPACES LEFT NEXT FRI 14th FEB
Our next SU Council meeting takes place 6pm Mon 10th of Feb in AUC G002 in Áras Uí Chathaill. All welcome!
If you need a Valentine’s Day present for your sole mate why not give the gift of cosy feet! Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are just €9 a pair and are on sale from the SU Office, the SU Shop and our website HERE. They’re perfect for secret library crushes too and all funds go to the SU Charities!
Sex Toy Bingo is back next Thurs 13th Feb for SHAG Week, tickets are selling fast and all proceeds go to the SU Charities.
|Mon 10th Feb||6pm – 8pm||AUC G002||Áras Uí Chathail||SU Council|
|Tues 11th Feb||6pm – 7pm||AC204||Arts Concourse||Arts Council|
|Weds 12th Feb||6pm – 7pm||ENG2003 Lecture Room 2||Engineering Building||Engineering Council|
|Thurs 13th Feb||6pm – 7pm||AC204||Arts Concourse||Law/Commerce Council|
|Mon 24th Feb||2pm – 3pm||Students’ Union Exec Office||Áras na Mac Léinn||Postgrad Council|
|Mon 24th Feb||6pm – 7pm||AC204||Arts Concourse||Science Council|
|Tues 25th Feb||6pm – 7pm||MY123 Seminar Room 1||Áras Moyola||Health Sciences Council|
Climate Strike: Fridays For Future TOMORROW
This Climate Strike is a pre-election protest lead by the Fridays for Future campaign. We will be meeting outside Sult at 12:30pm and then marching to Eyre Square where we will hold the strike from 1pm to 3:30pm. We need the Government to hear us loud and clear in this upcoming election, our future is in their hands. For more information contact email@example.com
Update on Postgraduate Election to Údarás na hOllscoile
Following the voting process for a Postgraduate Student to Údarás na hOllscoile on 29th January, 2020 the voting result was inconclusive. Therefore, the voting process will be re-run. Voting will take place 10am-9pm on Tues 11th Feb on the Concourse for the following candidates:
- O’Connor, Dómhnall
- Ward, Owen
Please note: You must present a valid Student ID in order to vote. All previous votes have expired. Only Postgraduate taught and research students are eligible to vote
Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Clubs’ Ball! €40 full ball tickets are flying out the door already so get yours quick here
Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!
Looking to Get Fit in a Non-Competitive, Social Environment?
NUIG Athletic Club’s Fit For Life are free weekly runs every Monday at 6pm meeting at the Kingfisher. This is suitable for all levels of fitness. Contact them here for more info.
With Maths – SUMS
With Programming – Computer DISC
With Writing – Academic Writing Centre
With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub
With Anything – SU Grinds Register
If you are around Galway this Saturday make sure you head down to South Park from 5pm for the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony.
You are invited to participate in the annual Smarter Travel Step Challenge, Marchathon. The Marchathon Challenge will run from Mon 2nd to Fri 27th March. Get together in teams of 3 to 6 people and have your team captain register your team on activetravellogger.ie to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including gift vouchers, activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and more! The more you walk the more chances you have to win!
You are invited to take part in a survey assessing how prevalent certain diets among college students, student perceptions of these diets and the levels of adherence that accompany them.
ShoutOut are hosting volunteer training in Galway 7pm-9.30pm Thurs 13th Feb in Bar Nova. This is your chance to make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ young people. More info here.
This study is a 10 minute survey interested in looking at how our ability to control our emotions can impact on different aspects of our wellbeing such as stress and anxiety. It is also looking at the causes of our ability to regulate our emotions such as our attachment style.
Health Promotion Postgraduate Open Evening
Are you interested in learning about health and well-being, and the wider determinants of health? Why not join us for our Health Promotion Postgrad Open Evening at 6pm on Fri 28th Feb in Áras Moyola. More info from firstname.lastname@example.org
You may have tried to help a few weeks ago, and unfortunately the server crashed. Technology always makes life interesting, doesn’t it? It has been fixed now, and we apologize for any inconvenience. But we still need your help. We are running an online study on how social media news impacts people. It will take approximately 5-8 minutes (honestly). It is open to every student in every discipline. If you are interested in participating and helping, you can access the survey here. If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact Christie at email@example.com
Whether you are a student who has lived experience of mental illness in third level, someone who is interested in student mental health, a student researcher in the area, or if your society has done something in relation to mental health in third level, USI would like to invite you to their student mental health event, which will take place on Thurs 26th March (venue TBC) from 10am – 4pm.
Would you like to take part in a short online survey about the impact of menstrual pain and the management strategies used to cope with it? If you have any questions please contact the researcher K.Monahan5@nuigalway.ie
Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes are back this Sat 8th Feb 2pm-3pm at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road Galway. All welcome every Saturday.
Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is back at 12.30pm this Sunday for a sociable 5/8/10km run followed by a free beer. Meet up down at the Salthouse and you can leave your bags there while you run!
Training is via e-learning modules from March to May and a residential course in May in Strasbourg. Deadline for applications is Weds 12th Feb 2020 More info here.
Know someone who would make a great #NUIGSU Officer? Maybe you are starting to think about running for election yourself! Recommend a friend (or yourself!) for #NUIGSU20 Elections here
You can contact the Students’ Union by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.
Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.
Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.