SU Weekly Email 7 – 10th October 2019Weekly Email
Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.
- 1pm – 2pm The Science of Happiness in GO11 Library Lobby
- 5pm – 7pm Connection Café in AC204
- 6pm-7.30pm Self Care Evening with StyleSoc in the Art Room. Make your own face mask!
(Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Vintage Clothes Fair today)
First Aid Courses – just 2 Spaces left!
Sin Issue 3
Here’s the latest issue of Sin newspaper which includes your chance to win SU Card Credit! Read it here.
SU Council Meeting This Monday
The first SU Council meeting of the year takes place at 6pm this Mon 14th of Oct in HBB G019 in the Human Biology Building. All Class Reps must attend. For more info please contact email@example.com
Today is World Mental Health Day and here are some #LittleThings that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope:
- Keeping Active
- Talking About Your Problems
- Looking Out For Others
- Doing Things With Others
- Eating Healthily
- Staying In Touch
- Drinking Less Alcohol
- Sleeping Well
The Winter Conferring Ceremonies take place Mon 11th – Weds 20th Nov. PLEASE NOTE: Invitations will be sent to your University email address.
Don’t forget that you are entitled to register for your Seanad Éireann vote once you graduate. Get an application form in the SU or here.
Are you registered to vote? Call down and pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is Friday the 25th of October.
Are you interested in Sustainability and the Environment?
Join the NUI Galway Students’ Union Sustainability Working Group! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”. The workshop is just €5 and takes place 10am-1.30pm Mon 4th Nov.
Upcoming Class Rep Meetings
|Mon 14th Oct||6pm-8pm||HBB G019||Human Biology||SU Council|
|Thurs 17th Oct||6pm-7pm||AC204||Arts Concourse||Law/Commerce Council|
|Tues 22nd Oct||6pm – 7pm||MY127 Lecture Theatre 3||Áras Moyola||Health Sciences Council|
|Tues 22nd Oct||6pm-7pm||AC204||Arts Concourse||Arts Council|
|Thurs 24th Oct||6pm-7pm||AC204||Arts Concourse||Science Council|
|Tues 29th Oct||6pm-7pm||ENG2003 Lecture Room 2||Engineering Building||Engineering Council|
|Weds 30th Oct||2pm–3pm||Students’ Union Exec Office||Áras na Mac Léinn||Postgrad Council|
For more info contact email@example.com
Threesis Registration open until 18 Oct
Threesis is the training programme and competition which helps NUI Galway’s research students communicate their research to the general public. Threesis challenges all research students (Undergraduate, Masters, MD and PhD) at NUI Galway to participate. There is free training and the opportunity to practice your skills in our heats. You get 3 slides, 3 minutes and 3 judges and there’s €1,500 in prizes to be won.
Misleór’ – Festival of Nomadic Cultures 10-12 Oct
‘Misleór‘ is Galway’s inaugural festival celebrating the rich heritage of nomadic cultures. In a unique collaboration between the Galway Traveller Movement, the local Traveller community, artists and community activists, the 3-day event (10-12 Oct) will showcase music, art, film, theatre and poetry from a variety of nomadic cultures. Through the lens of creativity and cultural action for change, the festival will evoke important social dialogue about ethnic nomads and the barriers, prejudice and discrimination that they often face.
5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th, Weds 16th, Thurs 17th and 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th Oct in Clybaun Hotel Knocknacarra.
5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, Thurs 24th Oct in Menlo Park Hotel Terryland
Do you work or volunteer with children/young people? Our Child Protection Training 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. The course cost is €15. Course takes place 9am-1pm Fri 6th Dec or 2pm-6pm Fri 6th Dec. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.
The Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is the only free running club that gives you a free beer for your efforts! Join them this Sunday at 12.30pm for their monthly 5/8/10k run.
Wellbeing Week on Campus 7th-11th Oct
Loads of activities on campus to help you think about and improve your wellbeing. Full list of free events HERE.
SU Charities – Volunteers Needed
This year we will be raising funds for Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West. If you want to get involved and help us to raise as much money as possible for these two great charities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org We are also always looking for new fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions please send them on! Remember all the time you spend volunteering with NUI Galway Students’ Union counts towards your ALIVE Volunteering Certificate application
Would you know what to do if a friend came to you saying they had suffered sexual violence? Our half day Disclosure Training 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. The course is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre 10am-1.30pm Tues 5th Nov and costs €10. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.
To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of Dec 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.
You can contact the Students’ Union by email to email@example.com 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.