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SU Weekly Email 14 – 11th December 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Following intense lobbying by the Students’ Union and the Student Health Unit there has been an update on the Exams Deferral protocol:
For the academic year 2014/15 a new policy on deferrals has been introduced, under the terms of which being granted a deferral in one examination automatically triggers a deferral of all subsequent examinations in that Examination session. 
However, Staff of the College Office on behalf of the Dean may now grant exemptions from this policy, allowing the student to defer one or more exams without the requirement to defer all subsequent examinations in a single session. Supporting evidence will be required.
If you have any queries about this please contact the SU Education Officer, Phelim Kelly on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Bone Marrow Recruitment Clinic in Galway on Monday

In response to the phenomenal interest and support former NUI Galway student Paul Giblin’sstory has generated, the IBTS has just confirmed a dedicated Bone Marrow Recruitment Clinic for Monday, 15 December from 10.30 to 14.30. Venue: Cumasu Centre / Racing Lodge, Doughiska Road, Galway.

5 dedicated IBTS staff will take samples for processing to the Global Registry. They will not be taking regular blood donations. Consequently, the process should be fairly efficient and relatively quick.

Please register your intention to attend by sending an e-mail to BoneMarrow@ibts.ie“>BoneMarrow@ibts.ie

Even though you will not be donating blood, the IBTS requests that you read the following before you attend to ensure you are eligible. Read This.

Student Leap Card Expiry Date

If you have a Student Travelcard please check the expiry date on same. If it expires on the 31st December 2014 you will need to call in to us to get it renewed before we close for the Christmas break or else you will get a nasty fine! The new Student Leap Card is just €15 and we take your photo and print it off straight away. It’s also the card to get reduced fares on all buses and you can top it up online to avoid carrying cash.

Sign Language 2015 Enrolment Now Open

Our Sign Language beginners 10 Week Course Starts the week of the 27th January and costs €40. You can register now in the SU Office.

Course options are: Tuesdays 12pm-1pm, Tuesdays 1pm-2pm, Wednesdays 6pm-7pm or Thursdays 6pm-7pm

Petition to Address Gender Imbalance at NUI Galway

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington recently won a gender discrimination case against NUI Galway at the Equality Tribunal. The University has asked her to join it’s task force designed to review gender equality practices. This is part of the aim to win an Athena SWAN award for the University. She will agree to join the task force ONLY if the University meets three conditions, which she also feels are essential for the award. Please sign this petition and demand that NUI Galway meet Micheline’s three conditions.

Sign the Petition Here.

Ropes Literary Journal is Back!

The students of the literature and publishing masters at NUI Galway are currently looking for submissions for this year’s publication. The theme is conversations that can be explored through poetry, prose, artwork and photography. The journal will be launched at Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Spring 2015. All proceeds will be going to ACT! for Meningitis. You can follow Ropes 2015 on Facebook and Twitter @Ropes2015.

Please send your submissions to: ropes.submissions@gmail.comby December 30th.

Register Now for the 25th Cope Galway Christmas Day Swim

The 25th COPE Galway Christmas Day swim aims to raise money to help fund COPE’s local services in homelessness, domestic violence and for older people. The swim will take place at Blackrock, Salthill from 10am to 1pm. Register Here.

Survey on Attitudes to Organ Donation

Please participate in this short NUI Galway survey regarding organ donation. It should take a maximum of 5 minutes to complete by clicking the link here.

Young People, 2015 and Beyond…

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Development Education Programme is delighted to announce and invite you to a FREE Roundtable Event focusing on young people and the post 2015 agenda. This event is open to youth, community, development, and development education organisations, staff, volunteers, students, and young people. It will also include policymakers, academia, politicians and others in Dublin Castle, Tuesday 10th February, 10.00am – 16.30pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Jailbreak 2015

Applications are now open for Jailbreak 2015. Last year students just like you helped raise over €40,000 euro for SVP and Amnesty International. Do you think you have what it takes? Apply Here.

Exam Buses to Salthill Venues

We have partnered with City Direct to run a non-stop direct service to Salthill during the Exams. The service costs €2 per journey and will depart from the bus stop on University Road (between Wards & Tescos) to drop students beside Leisureland and the Galway Bay Hotel.

  • Leaving University Road: 08:40, 12:10, 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40, 15:10, 18:40

 

Extra Study Space 29th November-16th December

In addition to the spaces in the Library and the Reading Room extra study spaces will be available from the 29th November onwards in the Arts Science Building (Concourse), Áras Uí Chathaill, Arts/Science Tower 2 and the Engineering Building 8am-10pm. Full list of locations.

Capture Your Campus Calendar On Sale Now

The 2015 calendar, featuring the winning photos from the EXPLORE Capture Your Campus (CYC) photo competition, is now available. Priced at €5 only, all proceeds go to Students’ Union charities: Console and BelonGTo. You can buy a copy from the SU Office or Shop now.

 

2015 Dates for your Diaries

Mon 12th Jan

Teaching Begins

Weds 14th Jan

Socs Day

Thurs 15th Jan

Clubs Day

Tues 27th Jan

RUN! SU Election Info Night

Weds 28th Jan

SU Working & Traveling Abroad Fair

Early February

Exam Results out

Sat 7th Feb

SU Annual Charity Collection in Town

Mon 9th Feb – Fri 13th Feb

SU SHAG Week

Thurs 19th Feb

SU Full Time Election Nominations Open

Tues 24th Feb

SU Charity Aquathon

Thurs 26th Feb

SU Part Time Election Nominations OPEN

Sat 28th Feb

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb

Thurs 5th March

SU Full Time Officer Election Day

Thurs 12th March

SU Part Time Officer Election Day

Mon 16th – Mon 30th March

3rd Engineering Spring Exams

Thurs 2nd April-Tues 7th April

Easter Holidays

Sat 18th April

Teaching Ends

Mon 20th April-Sat 25th April

Study Week

Mon 27th April – Weds 13th May

Exams

 

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 and Twitter.

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.

SU Weekly Email 13 – 4th December 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Good Luck in your exams from all of us in the Students’ Union!

 

Exam Buses to Salthill Venues

We have partnered with City Direct to run a non-stop direct service to Salthill during the Exams. The service costs €2 per journey and will depart from the bus stop on University Road (between Wards & Tescos) to drop students beside Leisureland and the Galway Bay Hotel.

  • Leaving University Road: 08:40, 12:10, 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40, 15:10, 18:40

 

Temporary Special Needs (AKA Sick Bay)

The Examinations Office makes arrangements for additional exam accommodations on a temporary basis for students who require them during the exam session.
Example: If a student suffers a broken arm and needs to have a scribe for their exam, this can be arranged following a TSN application. 
If you require Temporary Special Needs please complete and return the TSN application form below. For more information email tsn@nuigalway.ie  
Students who are registered with the Disability Support Service (DSS) and who have been allocated additional exam accommodations by DSS are not required to complete an application form for temporary exam accommodations.

Application Form.

 

Extra Study Space 29th November-16th December

In addition to the spaces in the Library and the Reading Room extra study spaces will be available from the 29th November onwards in the Arts Science Building (Concourse), Áras Uí Chathaill, Arts/Science Tower 2 and the Engineering Building 8am-10pm. Full list of locations.

Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Tickets on Sale Now:

$1·         Connacht vs Bayonne 5pm Saturday 6th December 2014 €15 (Main Stand)

$1·         Connacht vs Munster 5pm Thursday 1st January 2015 €15 (Only 50 tickets available behind goal)

Tickets available from SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Exam De-Stress Programme 24th Nov – 12th Dec

Wouldn’t a massage feel great?  Or maybe some relaxing reflexology or an amazing acupuncture treatment?  The Exam De-stress Programme offers you subsidised de-stressing treatments  in the Wellness Centre, back of the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn.  It all starts Monday 24th November and runs for 3 weeks.  You can see all the details at this link.  To make a booking email destressbooking@nuigalway.ie.

Special Gift Idea for Christmas: Become a Bone Marrow Donor

A former student (Civil Engineering), rower and rowing coach of NUI Galway, Paul Giblin is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for the fourth time in a bid to fight off an aggressive form of cancer. He and his friends are urging people to sign up to the bone marrow registry in the rare chance they would be a match. He is a serving army officer at Renmore Barracks here in Galway. Find out more here.

 

Online Marketing in Galway FREE Event with Pat Divilly

Register now for last Online Marketing in Galway meet up of 2014 in the Harbour Hotel at 7pm on Tuesday 16th December with speakers Pat Divilly and Martha Fraser. Register Here.

 

Fundraising Update and next events

Hope you all enjoyed the Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Petting Farm Visit as much as we did! With your help we raised €421 for the SU Charities so we now have a total of €5,978.76 raised so far this year and a lot more charity events to come in semester 2 to raise money for Console & BeLonG To.

2015 Provisional Events: 
-SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 7th February 2015
-SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 24th February 2015
-SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb with NUIG Mountaineering Club Saturday 28th February 2015
-SU Charity Comedy Gig Monday 2nd March 2015

For more information or to get involved in our charity events please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards

The Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Awards are now open to students and recent graduates with business ideas. Closing date for entries is Monday the 8th of December. More Information.

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Capture Your Campus Calendar On Sale Now

The 2015 calendar, featuring the winning photos from the EXPLORE Capture Your Campus (CYC) photo competition, is now available. Priced at €5 only, all proceeds go to Students’ Union charities: Console and BelonGTo. You can buy a copy from the SU Office or Shop now.

 

Galway Rape Crisis Centre 30th Anniversary Walk Saturday 6th December 2014

Join Galway Rape Crisis to mark 30 Years of Healing and hope for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Begins at 3pm from the Spanish Arch and ends at Blackrock. For information and registration visit www.galwayrcc.org

Full Registration Fee €30. Reduced Registration Fee for Students & OAP €15.

 

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 and Twitter.

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.