SU Weekly Email 26 – 19th March 2015Weekly Email
Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.
Vote for us please!
NUI Galway Students’ Union has been nominated for a few awards in the Online Marketing in Galway awards this year including Best Website, Best Social Media and the People’s Choice Award.
The People’s Choice Award is where we need your help as you can vote with just one click of your mouse if you think we deserve this honour. Please give us a vote at the link below and spread the word as we are up against some very tough competition!
The deadline to vote is 5pm Monday 30th March.
FREE Comedy gig with The Viper, Eric Lalor, Karl Spain & Hilary Rose on Wednesday
Sign up for your FREE Tickets now to the Sprite #RefreshingTruth comedy tour which will be at NUI Galway on Wednesday 25th of March! The comedians on the tour are: Hilary Rose, The Viper, Eric Lalor and Karl Spain. Get FREE tickets here.
Semester 2 Exams
The Semester 2 exam timetable will be available online at 4pm on Monday 30th March.
David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now €5!
David O’Doherty is coming back to NUIG to tell us how he has Checked Everything on Monday 13th April at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.
We need 3 more SU Officers!
We are still looking for a Mature Students Officer, a Convenor of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and a Clubs’ Captain to join the Students’ Union team for 2015/16.
Nominations for these 3 positions will reopen at 10am on Monday 23rd March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 8th April. The election will take place on Thursday 16th April.
Give us a shout on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
Watch the Solar Eclipse TOMORROW at 9am
Meet at 9am tomorrow Friday 20th March at the Quad to watch the Solar Eclipse safely and find out what it’s all about with NUI Galway Astronomy Society.
Do you know how to make Galway a better place?
Register now to Speak Out and share your ideas 7pm-8.15pm Thursday 19th March in Galway Arts Centre.
Why? Galway’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2020 requires that re-imagine our future. How can we transform Galway? Share your ideas!
How: Register to speak for three minutes about your ideas for Galway’s future. Bring up to three slides or just your words.
Register at: email@example.com or tweet @galway2020
Alive Cert Application Deadline 5pm TOMORROW
The deadline to apply for your Alive Volunteering Certificate is 5pm tomorrow. Make sure that your efforts are recognised. The Awards Ceremony is on Tuesday 31st March. Just login at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the ALIVE Certificate application section.
Could you be a Mentor in 2015/16?
NUI Galway are currently recruiting volunteer mentors for NUIG’s Student Connect Programme. Online application deadline Weds 25th March.
The key benefits of this programme for Mentors are:
All volunteers receive an ALIVE Certificate at the end of the Programme
Develop communication and leadership skills through training and interaction with mentees.
Enhanced employability attributes
The opportunity to meet new people and make friends
Personal satisfaction and the chance to share your knowledge and experience with new arrivals
If you are interested in applying, the form is available at: https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57e8c and will be open until Wednesday, 25th March.
Are you an undergraduate student? Over the age of 18? Who experiences anxiety in social situations?
If you are interested in taking part in a confidential 10 minute online survey examining the impact of Social Anxiety on daily living activities and academic activities in undergraduates or would like further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org (4th year Occupational Therapy student) or access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZNDMHVJ
Survey on attitudes toward Organ Donation
Please complete this survey on attitudes amongst University students to organ donation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/organdonation11
Issue 11 of Sin Newspaper is now available online here.
Rails Girls need Volunteers
Ever felt the stereotypes and prejudices that keep more women from entering IT a little overwhelming? want to contribute to change this trend? you can volunteer to co-organise and/or coach during a 2-days workshop that will allow women to easily build a web application, demystifying the “coding” activity. the workshop has been running since 2013 and is part of the “Rails Girls”  movement, successful worldwide. If interested in coaching, please provide your 2-days availability at https://doodle.com/7hsnhqundt4rcmq6 If interested in co-organising, you can pick up a task from the list . In both cases, just let us know your intentions at email@example.com
In this week’s NUI Galway Student Health 101..
Cherish your sleep: How to take back the night
Would you rather have 100 puppy-sized lions or 100 lion-sized puppies?
Everyone’s issue: How we can all help prevent sexual assault
Find out more – and enter the March draw for €2350- in NUI Galway Student Health 101:https://readsh101.ie/nuigalway.html
‘Seas Suas’ is an initiative aimed to encourage students to be proactive in helping fellow students
The objective of the programme is to:
$1· Encourage students to be more observant of fellow students in need of help
$1· Develop skills to respond safely
Date: Thursday 19th March
Time: 5 – 7pm Location: RoomGO11James Hardiman Library
Topic: Introduction to Seas Suas
Trainer: Dr Siobhan O’Higgins, PhD , School of Psychology, NUI Galway
The training examines topics such as mental health, alcohol, sexuality and suicide. What are the benefits of being involved in Seas Suas?
$1· Gain valuable experience and knowledge, and learn new skills
$1· Contributes positively to your CV and future employment prospects
$1· Receive the ALIVE certificate awarded by the President of NUI Galway
$1· Application forms and further information are available from the Chaplaincy Services, NUI Galway firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 091 49 5055
Would you like to win an iPad and help improve mental health supports for students?
ReachOut Ireland, the HSE and the Irish Association of University and College Counsellors (IAUCC), are conducting a short online survey to find out where college students get mental health information and support. The survey is supported by the Union of Students in Ireland.
Take part and have your say! reachout.com/about/student-survey-research
The Irish Centre for Human Rights presents “Witness”
The Irish Centre for Human Rights, will host a rehearsed performance out of context, dealing with human rights & humanitarian law issues. The play “WITNESS” performed by Andrea Kelly, will take place on Friday, the 27th of March 2015, MRI Theatre of NUIG, at 4:00pm.
This play asks the question:
CAN WE BEAR WITNESS TO OTHERS SUFFERING AND EXPERIENCE?
All are welcome! Free entrance! For further information please follow the link: www.facebook.com/events/722483667871899/
The NUI Galway Green Campus team have 10 Leap cards pre-loaded with €5 credit up for grabs!
Just email email@example.com to enter the draw. Winners will be contacted on Friday 20th March. Best of luck!
#NUIGSU15 Election Results so far
Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are:
President: Phelim Kelly
Vice-President/Education Officer: Rebecca Melvin
Vice-President/Welfare Officer: Jimmy McGovern
SU Council Chair: Cathal Sherlock
Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Lucy Costello
Equality Officer: Catherine Ryan
Societies Chair: Patrick O’Flaherty
Postgraduate Officer: Cian Moran
Arts Convenor: Jasmine Shaw
Science Convenor: Tara Ward
Engineering Convenor: David Newell
Business/Law Convenor: Niall Gaffney
Connacht Rugby Tickets Ulster Match
Connacht vs Ulster NUIG Student Tickets €15 (College Road Stand) on sale now from the SU Office and Engineering Desk. Kick-off is 14:40 Saturday 11th April.
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.