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Top-up your Student Leap Card at the Students’ Union

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You can now top-up your Student Leap Card at the NUI Galway Students’ Union office!

Please note all the below fares are the Student rates for the Student Leap Card only.

To obtain your Student Leap Card:

  1. Go to studentleapcard.ie and complete the online application.
  2. Bring the order confirmation code to the SU office along with your Student ID or a letter from your School/College and we can print the card off for you. Please note the code expires after 7 days.
  3. The Student Leap Card costs €10 and doesn’t have any credit on it.

There are two options for topping up your Leap Card with credit in the SU Office and we don’t charge any commission! 

Option 1: Pay-as-you-go

If you are looking to use the pay-as-you-go option you can top up your Student Leap Card with Travel Credit to the value of your choice. The fare when using the pay-as-you-go on Bus Éireann would be €1.68 a trip for bus trips in 01-11 stages and €1.98 for the 12+ stages.

Option 2: Load a ticket onto your Card

For Bus Éireann you have three options of tickets which can be loaded to your Leap Card:

  • 24 Hour – €4
  • 7 day – €16.80
  • Monthly – €59.50 (The monthly ticket is done by calendar month e.g. 1st January to 31st January)

For City Direct there is only the option of the Monthly Ticket:

  • Monthly – €50

The Students’ Union Office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building (beside Sult) and we are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday during term time.

NUI Galway Christmas Exams 2015

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NUI Galway Christmas Exams 2015

The Christmas Exams will take place from Monday 7th December to Friday 18th December inclusive. Exam Timetables are available online – please check your timetable very carefully to make sure that all of your subjects are there and that there are no clashes. 

We have partnered with City Direct Bus Company to provide buses to the two exam venues in Salthill at Leisureland and the Galway Bay Hotel. This service will run twice a day during the exams and costs €2 per journey – see timetable below. Buses will leave University Road at 08:40 & 15:40 for Salthill. Buses will leave Leisureland in Salthill at 11:40 & 18:40 to return to University Road via Eyre Square.

In addition to the study space in the Library and the Reading Room there will be extra study spaces made available from Sunday the 29th of November onwards 8am-10pm in these locations. 

Need Help?

$1·         With your subjects? Check the SU Grinds Register

$1·         With Maths? Contact the SUMS FREE Maths Support Centre

$1·         With Essays? Contact the FREE Academic Writing Centre

$1·         With Programming? Contact Computer DISC for FREE help

More Exam Tips and Information

Galway Bone Marrow Recruitment Clinic FREE Bus Monday 15th Dec

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Galway Bone Marrow Recruitment Clinic on Monday 15th December FREE Bus

Together with City Direct we have organised a FREE bus from NUI Galway this Monday 15th December for any NUI Galway students, staff members or alumni who wish to go to the IBTS Bone Marrow Recruitment Clinic at the Racing Lodge, Doughiska Road. 

The bus will leave the Quad at 10am sharp and will leave the Racing Lodge at 12pm to return to NUIG. The Clinic runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

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 

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

https://www.rowingireland.ie/bone-marrow-recruitment-clinic-in-galway/

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.

 

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 12 – 27th November 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

The Ultimate Study Break: Big Fat Charity Cake Sale AND Wooly Ward’s Petting Farm Visit Tues 2nd Dec

There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats and Kuzco the Llama along with plenty of CAKE and tunes from Flirt FM! Raffle prizes to be won include: Tickets to The Strypes, Connacht Rugby Match Tickets, Electric Wristbands and much more! 11am-4pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014 in Áras na Mac Léinn (Petting Farm 12pm-2pm outside Áras na Mac Léinn). Complimentary tea or coffee (while stocks last!) with all purchases!

All funds raised go to Console and BeLonG To. 

 

SU Enterprise Awards Deadline 5pm TOMORROW

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 now. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.

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.

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

 

Student Leap Card Vouchers Expire 30th November

If you have a voucher from AIB for a Student Leap Card please note that these expire on 30th November so you will need to call in to us before 5pm on Friday 28th November with €3 and we will print it off and take your photo.

Sin Issue 6

You can now read the last issue of Sin Newspaper for 2014 online here.

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 the 8th of December. More Information.

Garda Clinic Tuesday 2nd December

There will be a Garda Clinic 12.30pm-2.30pm on Tuesday 2nd December in the Wellness Centre in the Hub. Feel free to pop by if you have any queries to Garda Nora Brady.

Arts in Action Free Gig

1pm-2pm TODAY Thursday 27th November in the Aula Maxima at the Quadrangle illustrated lecture on the life of musician, composer and academic Séan Ó Riada.

World AIDS Day Candlelit Memorial Service

AIDS West invite you to attend their annual World AIDS Day Candlelit Memorial Service at St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church at 8:00pm on Sunday 30th November 2014. Bel Canto and Cois Cladaigh choir will both perform and all are welcome to the free event.

Vote for Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers – cash prizes up for grabs!

Over 8,000 students from across Ireland took part in our 2013 trendence Graduate Barometer. Your views decide who makes the Ireland’s 100 top graduate employers. Complete our survey and have the chance to win hundreds of euro worth of Amazon vouchers! The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete. To take part, please go to: www.trendence-gradbarometer.ie

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.

 

Kinvara locals to speak about boycott of Israel 7pm Tonight

On Thursday 27 November, the Galway Palestine Solidarity Campaign will hold a talk on the boycott of Israeli goods by business owners and consumers in the town of Kinvara in Monroe’s Tavern, Dominick Street, at 7pm. The meeting will be addressed by John Griffin and Frank Naughton, two members of the community in Kinvara who helped organise the boycott after numerous conversations in the local community about Israeli atrocities. The boycott, initiated in August 2014, was a direct response to the barbaric attacks on the people of Gaza by the Israeli military forces, with left over 1,800 Palestinians dead.

Need Help…

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.

Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Tickets on Sale Now:

  • Connacht vs Scarlets 7.30pm Saturday 29th November 2014 €10 

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

 

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.