SU Weekly Email 30 – 25th April 2019

SU Weekly Email 30 – 25th April 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Locker Key Return Deadline Fri 10th May

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out and key returned before 5pm on Friday 10th of May to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open 10am-5pm Monday – Friday. Any items left in the locker after this date will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. Lockers for 2019/20 will go on sale 10am Monday 2nd September on the SU Website.

 

Exam Results & Repeats

Undergrad results are scheduled for release from 17th-24th of June. Postgrad results are scheduled for release Tues 2nd July.

Details on how to appeal your exam results and the deadline for same are available here. Details on how to get a recheck of your exam are available here.

Repeat exams will take place Tuesday 6th – Friday 16th of August and the fee for same is €295.

 

Need to defer an exam?

Here’s how.

 

SUSI Applications are Open

Applications for the 2019/20 SUSI Grant are now open. More information and application available here.

 

Need a Student Leap Card?

  1. Apply online here: here.
  2. Call in to SU Office with your application code + €10 (the code lasts 7 days)
  3. Get your card and save all the money!

You can also top up your card in the SU Office.

 

Taught Postgrad Scholarships Open

Applications are open for the NUI Galway Taught Postgraduate Scholarships which provide €1,500 per student. Scholarships are rewarded to students who have a first class honours degree and have been accepted to a full time taught Masters programme. More here.

 

Cloakroom Open TODAY

The FREE SU Cloakroom is open today and tomorrow 9am-6pm.

 

PC Suites During Exams

The following PC Suites are unavailable during the exams. All other PC Suites will operate as normal.

  • Block E: Finnegan Suite
  • Alice Perry Engineering Building: ENG-G046
  • Alice Perry Engineering Building: ENG2016
  • Alice Perry Engineering Building: ENG2017
  • I.T. Building – Room 106: IT106

 

Copernicus Hackathon Ireland, 10th – 12th May

ICHEC (National Supercomputing Centre) host Ireland’s first Copernicus Hackathon in NUI Galway on May 10-12th 2019. Hackathon participants will be challenged to come up with solutions for real-world problems using Copernicus satellite data and will compete for a range of prizes for solutions which have commercial potential. Participants must be over 18 and a resident of the EU member states, Norway and Iceland. See here for more information and to register.

 

Do you know what a money mule is?

Money mules are people recruited by fraudsters to help transfer stolen money from bank accounts. They either use the excuse that they can’t open an account themselves or they pose as employers with job vacancies. Being a money mules is a criminal offence and it can carry up to 14 years imprisonment.

 

Fancy a trip to Finland?

The EU Youth Conference will be held in Finland 1st-3rd June and they are looking for 3 young people to represent Ireland. More here.

 

NUI Galway Summer School in Visual Analytics

Running from the 10th – 14th of June at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland, the KDU Visual Analytics Summer School will provide students, researchers, academics and industry professionals with an opportunity to come together to learn, share experiences and to develop new cross-disciplinary partnerships. Over the course of this 5 day-long summer school participants will:

  • learn from key researchers in the field,
  • take part in hands-on sessions to deepen these learnings, and
  • work together on case-study oriented mini-projects.

Fees: €250 early bird registration (before May 1st) / €350 regular

Extra Study Space

The following venues will be available 8am-10pm as extra study space until Fri 10th May

  • IT206
  • SC004 McMunn Theatre
  • SC005 Tyndall Theatre
  • TB302
  • TB303
  • TB304
  • TB305
  • TB307
  • AM109
  • AM110
  • SC003 Dillon Theatre
  • SC002 Larmor Theatre

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here.

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections, European Elections and divorce referendum is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

SU Bookstore Collection Deadline

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any books belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm on Wednesday 15th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.

 

Library Opening Hours Exams

The Library will have Extended Weekend Opening Hours until 21:00 on these dates

  • Sat/Sun 27/28 April
  • Sat/Sun 04/05 May

 

How to Avoid Rental Scams this summer:

  1. Do your homework – familiarise yourself with the average rent price in the area. If the rent is super low and seems too good to be true, it usually is.
  2. Use online maps to double check the property exists and is at the stated address.
  3. Check short-term rental sites to ensure the property is not being use by a fraudster for “viewings” who will take your deposit money.
  4. Keep copies of all correspondence between yourself and the advertiser including bank details + property ad.
  5. Use legitimate well-known rental agencies if possible.
  6. Don’t hand over money until you have seen the property and are happy with its condition. Bring someone with you to get a second opinion.
  7. Don’t make payments until you have keys and a signed contract. Check the keys fit the lock.
  8. Don’t transfer any money unless you’ve carried out all these checks and are sure the listing is genuine.

You can pick up a FREE rent book in the SU Office with lots more tips.

 

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

Our office is located 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