SU Weekly Email 8 – 30th October 2014Weekly Email
Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.
Deadline for EXPLORE Innovation funding: this Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Want to work in partnership with staff to turn an innovative idea into reality? Make sure to submit an application to EXPLORE by Wed, 5 November. Up to €900 available per project. Find out more and apply at www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore. Contact the EXPLORE Coordinator at the Students’ Union if you’ve any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 091 494290
NUI Galway, your National F*&%king Treasure is coming to you!
Join National F*&%king Treasure, Performance Legend and Accidental Activist – Panti Bliss – in her hit comedy High Heels in Low Places, as she hitches up her skirt and hitchhikes to NUI Galway this November. Panti will be glamming up the O’Flaherty Theatre on Monday 17th November at 8pm.
Tickets €5 from the Students’ Union Office and the SU Engineering Desk (NUIG Student ID Required)
SU Life Skills Programme Update
Upcoming courses we still have spaces in this semester are:
- 3 Day Occupational First Aid Course (Friday 31st Oct, Friday 7th Nov & Friday 14th Nov) Cost: €100 (usually €160)
- Anti-Racism Training Course Thursday 6th November 10am-1.30pm Cost: €5
Sin Issue 4
The spooky Halloween special issue of Sin newspaper is out now and you can read it online here.
Support Galway’s Bid to become European Youth Capital
Galway is in the final four cities hoping to be named European Youth Capital for 2017. On the 19th of November we will find out if we have won this honour! Please support the bid by liking the Facebook Page and following us on Twitter.
Upcoming Class Reps Meetings
- Monday 3rd November 2pm Postgrad Council in the SU Office
- Monday 3rd November 6pm SU Council in IT250. ALL CLASS REPS MUST ATTEND.
- Tuesday 4th November 6pm Class Reps Training in IT250 (For those who missed October training)
- Wednesday 5th November 6pm Engineering Council in ENG2003 Lecture Room 2
- Thursday 6th November 6pm Law/Commerce Council in AC204
If you have any queries about Class Reps please email Phelim on email@example.com
Perspectives on International Volunteering in Higher Education – Free Conference Sat 29th November.
The UCD International Student Volunteering Conference welcomes all students to this free day to learn, develop & network! NUI Galway students attending this conference can have their Bus ticket refunded. Email firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE buying your bus ticket to receive the ALIVE okay. To register for the conference click here.
Connacht Rugby Tickets
We now have €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for the Connacht vs Zebre match at 7.35pm on Friday 21st November. Tickets available from SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).
Free Microsoft Office
All NUI Galway students are now entitled to Microsoft Office as part of the university’s agreement with Microsoft. Further information is available HERE.
Galway Junior Film Fleadh Needs Volunteers
If you are free to help out at any time between the 12th and the 15th of November then Galway Junior Film Fleadh would love you to get in touch! More information.
- With Maths? Support for Undergraduate Maths Students
- With Writing? Academic Writing Centre
- With Programming? ComputerDISC
- With Other Subjects? The SU Grinds Register
The SU Enterprise Awards are now accepting applications and there is a €23,000 prize fund up for grabs! If you have a great idea for a business or a social enterprise make sure you get your entry in early. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.
SU Charities for 2014/15 – want to help us?
For the 2014/15 academic year we will be fundraising for Console and BeLonG To. Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. BeLongTo support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland. If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email email@example.com
Run for Ger
Geraldine Lavelle, a 27-year-old NUI Galway graduate, is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a cycling accident last October. On Sunday 16th of November at 11am there will be a fundraising walk/run at NUI Galway to help raise funds for her rehabilitation. You can sign up online to take part now for just €10 here.
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.