NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents The Ultimate Study Break: Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit
Cuireann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, An Briseadh Staidéar Iontach i Láthair: An Díolachán Cácaí Mór Millteach ar son Carhanachtaí agus Cuairt Fheirm Pheataí
11am – 3.30pm Wednesday 5th December 2018 in Áras na Mac Léinn
11r.n. – 3.30i.n., Dé Céadaoin, an 5 Nollaig 2018 Áras na Mac Léinn
There will be sheep, lambs, goats, cats, rabbits, ducks, hens, roosters, chicks, ducklings, geese, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.
All funds raised go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway.
Tabharfar an t-airgead ar fad do Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway.
NUI Galway Students’ Union will be supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway this year. Every year the Students’ Union selects two charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. This year’s fundraising events will include a pet farm visit with star of the show Kuzco the Llama in December!
Students’ Union President Megan Reilly said: “We are delighted to be supporting two very worthy charities this year. Students in NUI Galway have a very proud tradition of fundraising for charity. We hope to improve on last year’s total of €20,500 raised during the year”
Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence.
Cathy Connolly Executive Director of Galway Rape Crisis Centre said: “We are delighted that NUI Galway Students’ Union have chosen GRCC as one of their nominated charities for 2018/19. Many NUIG students have been part of our volunteer fundraising team in the past and we are ever grateful for the University’s continued support. This Funding will be used to offer counselling to our crisis clients, and reduce our waiting list.”
COPE Galway’s vision is for an improved quality of life in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women and children experiencing domestic abuse, and older people.
Sharon Fitzpatrick, Head of Development at COPE Galway commented: “COPE Galway is delighted to have been chosen as one of NUIG Student’s Union charities of the year. Funds raised will be used to extend our Rough Sleeper Street Outreach Service, which identifies and engages with people sleeping rough in Galway city, with the aim of supporting people to get off the street and to access suitable accommodation or other routes out of rough sleeping. Fundraising and donations are critical in enabling us to provide this service and we are hugely appreciative of NUIG Students’ Union for their support.”
Photos: Kuzco the llama and volunteers at last year’s charity Pet Farm Event
For more information, contact:
NUI Galway Students’ Union
Ph. 086 385 5502
NUI Galway Students’ Union Raise €20,500 for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!
NUI Galway Students’ Union donated €20,500 to Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! after their year of charity events. Students took part in Croagh Patrick climbs, 5k runs, cake sales, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €20,500 for charity in the process!
Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, students have once again done their bit to help others. NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves this year.”
Domestic Violence Response is a community led organisation responding to the issue of domestic violence in Galway County.
Elizabeth Power of Domestic Violence Response said: “NUI Galway students are making a direct positive impact on the lives of women of all ages and backgrounds in Galway City and County as our service provides a lifeline for women and children who struggle to cope with abuse in their lives.”
AMACH! is a volunteer run organisation which represents and advocates on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Galway city and county.
Maria Molloy, Chairperson, of AMACH! LGBT Galway said: “AMACH! LGBT Galway are delighted and honoured to have been chosen for the NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Fund. Money raised by the students will allow the continued growth of Teach Solais, LGBT+ resource centre, a health promotion hub and social space for members of the LGBT+ and the wider community to utilise.”
Pictured left to right: Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh (NUIG SU), Andrew Forde (NUIG SU), Clare Austick (NUIG SU), Megan Reilly (NUIG SU), Elizabeth Power (Domestic Violence Response), Joanna Brophy (NUIG SU).
Photo: Eibhlín Seoighthe
SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb Saturday 17th of February
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February 2018 in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk.
Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.
Please note that you must raise a minimum of €40 to take part in the Climb.
All funds raised must be returned to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Monday 12th February 2018
You can set up an online fundraising page HERE once you are registered. Sponsorship cards are also available from the SU Office.
Provisional Timetable for Saturday 17th February 2018
9.30am Bus Leaves from the Quad
11am Bus Arrives at Croagh Patrick. Final Briefing.
11.30am Climb Begins
1.30pm Lunch break and photos at the top of Croagh Patrick
2pm Descent begins
4pm Bus leaves Croagh Patrick
5.30pm Bus arrives at the Quad
What You Need
Before you can board the bus, you must have all of the following:
Walking boots (with ankle support!)
PLEASE NOTE: Runners, hiking shoes, shoes and Doc Martens are not permitted as they provide no grip or ankle support.
Trousers (not jeans)
Waterproofs (not Ponchos)
Hat and Gloves
Food and Drink (at least 1.5 litres of drinking water/fluids)
Spare Clothes and Shoes
Remember all time spent volunteering with the Students’ Union can be included in your ALIVE Student Volunteering President’s Certificate Application
Want to get in some training before the Climb? Join NUI Galway Mountaineering Club for one of their Sunday hikes!
NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents: David O’Doherty
We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 22nd of January 2018 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!
David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of jokes and songs. David has spent the summer on tour in America with Flight of the Conchords, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and this is the Irish debut of his new show. As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
€5 Tickets on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.
NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents The Ultimate Study Break:
Cuireann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, An Briseadh Staidéar Iontach i Láthair:
Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm Visit
An Díolachán Cácaí Mór Millteach ar son Carhanachtaí agus Cuairt Fheirm Pheataí Wooly Ward
11am – 4pm Wednesday 29th November 2017 in Áras na Mac Léinn
11r.n. – 4i.n., Dé Céadaoin, an 29 Samhain 2017 Áras na Mac Léinn
There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.
All funds raised go to Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!
Tabharfar an t-airgead ar fad do Domestic Violence Response agus AMACH!
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Run, jog, walk or crawl charity 5k at NUI Galway 10am Sunday 12th of November. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!
Early Bird Sign up: €5 students or €10 staff/public until 31st October. SIGN UP HERE.
Chip Timed and goodie bags will be provided to all competitors. Free training programme available on our website here.
Reusable Menstrual Products Workshop led by Charlotte Amrouche. Heard about washable pads? Menstrual cups? Period underwear? Sea sponges? Want to see what it’s all about? See, touch, feel and ask as many questions as you want about these alternatives to tampons and pads. Coupons and offers will be available at the event. Better for your body, the environment and your wallet!
Our next €5 Comedy gig is Chris Kent and Steve Bennett at 8pm on Monday 20th of November. Tickets are on sale now in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. Congrats to Sylvia Nolan who won a pair of tickets in our competition. Look out for more chances to win tickets with Sin newspaper and Flirt FM.
Tickets for the NUIG v GMIT Rumble in the Radisson on Weds 22nd November are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. €15 students/€25 non-students.
Remember you can get free porridge every morning at Sult with your SU Card – while stocks last!
Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library for Christmas Exams
After long negotiations we’ve secured extended weekend opening hours of James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway during the Christmas exams.
If there is good uptake for this trial period then the extended weekend hours will remain for the summer exams too – so use it or lose it!
The extended opening hours will be Saturday 08.30-21.00 (normally 08.30-17.30) and Sunday 10.00-21.00 (normally 10.00-17.30) for the following weekends:
- Sat 25th/Sun 26th Nov;
- Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd Dec;
- Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec.
Postgrad Karaoke returns to Sult from 9pm this Friday 27th of October. As usual there’ll be lots of great SU Card offers and surprises for all!
Interested in a radio career and all things media? The 3rd National Student Radio Conference is a two-day event in NUI Galway Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November for media students, community radio volunteers or anyone who would like to find out more about radio broadcasting. Speakers include Lynn Simpson, John Walsh, Brian Greene, Fergal D’arcy, Louise Clarke and Denzil Lacey. There’ll also be social and networking events over the two days.
6pm-7pm TONIGHT Thursday 26th October in Dangan. This is your chance to try out various events such as 100m, 800m, shot putt and long jump. There will be prizes for first male and female in each event.
Sin Issue 4
This Saturday 28th of October will mark the 5 year anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Galway Pro-Choice will be holding a candlelit vigil at 6.30pm this Saturday 28th October on Church Yard Street (Galway Market) to mark the passing of a brave, intelligent and beautiful woman, whose life was an inspiration for so many people, and whose tragic death humbled our nation. Members of the public are welcome to attend and pay their respects.
Are You Registered to Vote Yet?
Call down to our Voter Registration Drive 12pm-2pm this Tuesday 31st October at Smokey’s Café to get registered.
The Community Connector works collaboratively with students in a friendly, relaxed and conversational way to explore social outlets available to them, meet new people and to organise student-focused social events.
NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day 12pm-3pm Tues 7th Nov
The event takes place in the Bailey Allen Hall with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 60 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day
As part of the Students’ Union’s aim to better engage with the postgraduate research community we are running a survey into the suitability of current University funded scholarships that we hope you will take the time to complete. Any demographic information will remain anonymous and your privacy will be respected at all times. The Students’ Union thanks you for taking the time to help us gain key data on student economic circumstances.
Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:
- Medtronic– CV and Interview Skills Workshop and Employer in Residence
- Science Careers Meet-up
- EY Luxembourg – Employer Presentations and Interviews
For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers
Gaisce Information and Social Night!
An information evening for those interested in getting involved with the Gaisce Award will be held on Wednesday the 1st of November at 7pm at Sult. Gaisce is a self-development programme that encourages you to find your passion, get active, and make a difference in your community, as well as being a fantastic way to meet new people and develop a vast array of skills that will look great on any Graduate CV! Free pizza and free wristbands to 44 or Electric will be provided, so be sure to call down! For further information contact email@example.com
Cope Galway Flash Mob this Saturday
If you are free at 12noon this Saturday 28th of October please head down to Blackrock in sunny Salthill to join Cope Galway in a simple flash mob to promote their upcoming Christmas Day swim fundraiser. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Global Lounge will be taking place this Saturday 28th of October in The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn from 12pm-3pm. This is a place for students to call in, relax, meet new people while enjoying FREE tea/coffee & snacks! www.nuigalway.ie/communityconnector or email: email@example.com
Connacht Rugby Cheap Tickets!
We are selling reduced rate NUI Galway student tickets from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk for the following match:
- Connacht vs Cheetahs €20 Saturday 4th November
NUI Galway student ID Required.
- 17:00-20:30 TONIGHT Thursday 26th October in the Menlo Park Hotel
- 17:00-20:30 Tuesday 31st October in the Clayton Hotel
FREE Cloakroom Open Today!
The SU FREE Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm this semester. It’s located beside the Students’ Union XL Shop near the Bialann.
Life Skills Update
- Cardiac First Responder Course €40 (9am-1.30pm Thurs 2nd Nov)
- Disclosure Training FREE Course (10am-1.30pm Tues 7th Nov)
- Occupational First Aid Course €100 (9am-5.30pm Fri 3rd Nov, Fri 10th Nov & Fri 17th Nov)
- Child Protection Training €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1,30pm Sat 25th Nov)
More information is available here: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/
Bank Holiday Arrangements
The following services will be closed on Monday 30th October for the Bank Holiday:
- Students’ Union Office
- Students’ Union Engineering Desk
- The Library
- The Student Health Unit
- Smokey’s Café
- The Students’ Union Shop
- Caife na Gaeilge
The Wall Café will be open 11am-3pm
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.
Run, jog, walk or crawl charity 5k.
NUI Galway 10am Sunday 12th of November.
Early Bird Sign up: €5 students or €10 staff/public until 31st October and €10/€15 thereafter.
Online Registration Closes 9pm Thursday 9th of November.
Number Pick Up: 10am-5pm Friday 10th of November in the Students’ Union Office or 8.30am-9.30am Sunday 12th of November at the Engineering Building.
Chip Timed and goodie bags will be provided to all competitors.
Don’t want to run but interested in volunteering at the event?
Never run a 5k before?
Here’s our 4 Week beginners training plan which starts from Monday 16th of October.
NUI Galway Students’ Union Raise €15,400 for Galway Lifeboats & Threshold
NUI Galway Students’ Union donated €15,400 to Galway Lifeboat Station/the RNLI and Threshold after their year of charity events. Students took part in Croagh Patrick climbs, hair braiding, cake sales, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €15,400 for charity in the process!
Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern said: “Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, students have once again done their bit to help others. NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves this year.”
Galway Lifeboat Station/The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.
Mike Swan, Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) at Galway Lifeboat Station said: “We’re so thankful to the NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing us as one of their two charities this year. There are so many organisations doing good work in the volunteering and charity sector and we are honoured to be singled out by the Students’ Union. Some of our volunteer crew are students and graduates of Galway colleges so we are all delighted to benefit from the SU’s excellent fundraising initiatives this academic year.”
Threshold works to prevent homelessness and campaigns for housing as a right.
Diarmaid O’Sullivan of Threshold said: “Threshold is delighted to have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from NUI Galway Students’ Union fundraising activities for the 2016/7 academic year. The funds raised will help Threshold keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.”
Pictured left to right: Olivia Byrne (RNLI), Tony Hiney (RNLI), Jimmy McGovern (NUIG SU), Daniel Khan (NUIG SU), Cliodhna Coyle (NUIG SU), Patrick O’Flaherty (NUIG SU), Megan Reilly (NUIG SU), Damian Duddy (NUIG SU), Cathal Sherlock (NUIG SU), Diarmaid O’Sullivan (Threshold).
Photo: Eibhlín Seoighthe