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SU Weekly Email 3 – 13th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Notice of By-Election: Vice President / Education Officer

Nominations will open to fill the vacant paid position of SU Vice President/Education Officer at 10am TODAY – nomination forms will be available from the SU Office and Website. Nominations will close at 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September 2018 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September 2018. For more information contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Nominations also open at 10am today for the voluntary position of SU Ethnic Minorities Officer.

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 18th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 18th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

Win FREE Comedy Tickets!

Win a pair of tickets to see Kevin McGahern and Alison Spittle on Monday 24th of September. To enter just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie and tell us the name of your Students’ Union President. We will announce the winner in the SU Weekly Email next week.

Cloakroom Back Open Today

The FREE SU Cloakroom is back open today in the Library basement near the SU XL Shop. This free service is open 9am-6pm every Thursday and Friday during term so make sure you use it!

Sin Issue 1

You can read the first issue of Sin newspaper online HERE. The Sin newspaper editor Áine is still looking for volunteers so if you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message her via the Sin Facebook page here. Follow Sin on Twitter – their new account is here!

Some Important Deadlines

  • Mon 17th Sept: Online Registration closing for Undergraduates & Postgraduate Taught Students
  • Mon 24th Sept: Module Registration Closing for Undergraduates & Postgraduate Taught Students
  • Fri 28th Sept:       Online Registration closing for Postgraduate Research Students
  • Sun 30th Sept:    Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct:   Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge
  • Weds 31st Oct:   Module Registration closing for Postgraduate Research Students

Fees Information

Registration Information

Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tues 25th Sept!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm COURSE FULL
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm COURSE FULL
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm 1 Space Left

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café, Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie . Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

Are you registered to vote?

Call to the SU Office to get yourself registered to vote in the upcoming Irish Presidential Election.

Need Help with Programming?

ComputerDISC is a FREE Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming/software development courses. The DISC is a free service that supports all students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels in NUI Galway.

Smart Life Programme FREE Courses Now Booking HERE

  1. FREE 7 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course
  • Starts Tues 25th Sept 4.30pm-6.30pm or 6pm-7.30pm MY127 Áras Moyola
  • Learn skills to address anxiety and stress
  • Have better focus and concentration for study
  • Promotes a better relationship with yourself and others
  1. FREE Managing Your Time and Workload Course
  • 7pm-8.30pm Weds 26th Sept Library Lobby, 1st Floor, Bridge Room 1001.
  • Gain control  and balance of your time and life
  • Practical tools to work smarter – not harder
  • Have more time for the people and things you enjoy

Commuter Challenge 2018: Get moving, get active & win – Sign up now activetravellogger.ie

  • From Monday 1st October to Sunday 11th November we are challenging staff and students to ‘Reboot Their Commute’. Choose from walking, running, cycling, public transport or carpooling, or mix it up throughout the challenge.
  • Get Active & Win – Additional prizes each week for clocking up steps or KMs cycled.
  • Refer a friend and be in with a chance of winning a €50 shopping voucher & goodie pack. Enter Here.

NUIG Employability Award

The NUI Galway Employability Award is a recognition of learning and skills developed through work experience and extra-curricular activities.  It is designed to support you by engaging in employability enhancement activities beyond your degree. There will be Information Sessions on the Employability Award 5pm-6pm on Weds 19th Sept, Weds 26th Sept & Weds 3rd Oct in Áras Na Mac Léinn Meeting Rooms 1 & 2. Email employabilty@nuigalway.ie for more information.

Weds 19th Sept Student Volunteering Fair at NUI Galway

Fair of Voluntary community organizations who are looking for new volunteers. Come, chat with organizations´ representatives and choose your favourite volunteering role for the new year!

Sustainability Showcase

NUI Galway are hosting a sustainability showcase event in the O’Donoghue Theatre on Wednesday September 26th called Our Sustainability Journey.  The event will share sustainability related research taking place on the NUI Galway campus in a relevant and accessible way and demonstrate the relevance of sustainability in everyday living.  This is a free event but booking is essential so please book your ticket here

Library FREE Academic Skills Training Events

The NUI Galway Library offers an exciting programme of Information and Digital Skills workshops throughout the semester. Their workshops have already begun so get registered!

  • 3pm-4pm TODAY Thurs 13th Sept PowerPoint Workshop Register Here.
  • 9.30am TOMORROW Fri 14th Sept Smart Searching for your Master’s Work Workshop Register Here.

Coming Next Week:

Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • First Aid Responder Course

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Scarlets match NUIG-Scarlets-1819

Please note that all purchasers will have to show valid student ID on the night to gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road, failure to do this will result in payment of the difference.

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Thursday 13th of September for the new SU Officer position of Ethnic Minorities Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September.

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm on Monday 24th of September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.

Win a €1,100 Book Token

Enter at the link here. The prize draw ends on Sunday 21st October.

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 Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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.

SU Weekly Email 3 17th September 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Accommodation Problems Survey

Please help us try to solve your accommodation issues by taking 1 minute to fill out this survey

Be Aware: Student Houses Targeted by Burglars.

There has recently been a number of reported burglaries to students’ houses near NUI Galway. If you come home to find that your house has been robbed, do not enter the property. Call to a neighbour’s house and ring 999/112. Explain what has happened and wait for the Gardaí to arrive. We urge you to protect your property as much as possible.

When you are not at home:

  • Lock the front and back doors
  • Close all windows
  • Leave some lights on in the house, upstairs and downstairs
  • If possible, lock all bedroom doors
  • Do not leave cash in the property
  • Do not leave bikes unlocked outside the property
  • And very importantly, if you have a house alarm – USE IT.

Also, it is advised by the Gardaí to take note of all serial numbers on laptops and other valuable devices. Save your important files and college work on an additional device, and take photos of the valuable items you own (including bikes).Following the above will make your home less of a target.

You can speak to your Students’ Union Welfare Officer, Jimmy McGovern for more information su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Rugby Tickets €10

We now have NUI Galway student €10 tickets on sale for the Main Stand for the next Connacht Rugby home match against Cardiff Blues at 5pm on Saturday 3rd October.

Learn Sign Language in just 10 weeks for only €40! 
SU sign language courses start next week and are filling up fast:

Tuesday 12pm-1pm (6 spaces left)
Tuesday 1pm-2pm (7 spaces left)
Wednesday 6pm-7pm (2 spaces left)
or 
Thursday 6pm-7pm (5 spaces left)

Register and pay now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Rebecca at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

SU Card

Have you picked up your FREE SU Loyalty card yet? It magically transforms points into free teas/coffees, College Bar dinners and cash! You can pick one up from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or the SU Engineering Desk Monday-Friday 11am-3pm.

Lockers – Just 316 Left!

Please note that lockers are now available. You need to register online first at www.su.nuigalway.ie and your locker will be reserved for a 3 day period during which you can call up to the SU to collect your key and pay for same.

Please note that keys for lockers in Áras Moyola and the Engineering Building can only be collected at the SU Engineering Desk in the Engineering Building foyer Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

Sin Issue 1 Read it Online HERE

The Sin newspaper editor Jessica is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor@sin.ie or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes for international students
EAP classes provide support with academic writing and referencing. The classes are free for full degree registered students and will start on Wed 23rd September 2015 for 8 weeks.

Classes will take place from 16:00 to 18:00 in AM107 and from 18:00 to 20:00 in AM110

All interested students need to fill out this link in order to register. 

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Talk on the BDS Campaign on Monday

On Monday 21 September in AC202 on the NUI Galway Concourse at 7pm, Riya Hassan of the Palestinian BDS National Committee will give a talk hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Society on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid. More Information.

College Campus Radio FlirtFM turns 20 with a series of special events running 25th -26th September

On Friday 25th there’s a meet-up in NUI Galway College Bar at 19:00, and later a silent disco in the Roisín Dubh, with Flirt FM DJs.

On Saturday the 26th make a name badge in Áras na Mac Léinn from 12 midday, then enjoy a free lunch at 12:30. There will be a live radio show on Flirt FM 101.3 from 13:00 – 17:00 where current and ex volunteers and staff chat about their time at the station. At the same time, former Flirt FM presenters will be talking about what the station meant to them in their career paths upstairs in The View, then there’s a launch reception at 17:00 for a documentary on the history of the station. There’s also an Eventbrite ticketed dinner at The Salthill Hotel.

These events are open to past & current volunteers, NUI Galway students, listeners and friends, and you can find out more at https://www.flirtfm.ie/articles/2015/8/flirt-turns-20/

Flirt FM 101.3 is Galway City’s award winning Student, Community & Alternative Station, based in NUI Galway since September 1995. With two paid staff, the station is home to up to 150 volunteers annually and up to 800 studio guests each year.

Give Blood in September

Please Give Blood in The Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th September 5pm-8.30pm and Sunday 27th September 12pm-3.30pm.

Galway Culture Night this Friday

There are loads of FREE events on this Friday 18th September for Galway Culture Night. Plan your free evening of entertainment here: https://galwayculturenight.com/

ComputerDISC: Opening Thursday September 24th 2015

ComputerDISC (Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre) is a free resource for all NUIG students that are enrolled in computer programming or software development courses. The purpose of the centre is to provide support to students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels. It is designed to complement the lectures, tutorials, labs and other supports that are available to students. ComputerDISC is located in room 205 on the first floor of the Information Technology building. Students can drop in at any time during the opening hours as no appointments are necessary. Further information can be found on www.computerdisc.it.nuigalway.ie

FREE Meet and Train Sessions for the NUIG 8k

Free meet and train sessions every Monday & Wednesday at 1pm & 6pm for those preparing for the NUIG 8k on 10th October. 2k or 4k options and all levels of fitness welcome. Both runners and walkers accommodated. Contact Kingfisher reception for details on 091 540300.  The NUI Galway Kingfisher 8k walk/run/crawl in aid of Jigsaw will take place on Saturday 10th October at 10am. Early bird entry fee is just €20 and all funds raised will support mental health services for young people in Galway.

Register Now.

Join the NUIG Bioblitz Team

NUI Galway won the Intervarsity Bioblitz last year & now it is time to defend our title! Running over 24 hours from 5pm on the 24th to 5pm on the 25th Sept, we are looking for people to help survey and identify as many species as possible on campus. We also need help with organisation, so all assistance is welcome! If you would like to participate in this unique event please email greencampus@nuigalway.ie

Synapse Wednesday 23rd September

Synapse //a Tech Carnival, is a student organised, free one day interactive technology showcase by top companies in the Bailey Allen hall on Wednesday the 23rd of September. We have talks, discussion panels, give-a-ways, prizes and stalls from Microsoft, Google, Ericsson and many more, for full line up and free tickets go to synapsegalway.com and tweet #synapse15.

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or selling https://www.su.nuigalway.ie/bookstore/

Life Skills 2015 – now enrolling

Courses on offer to students during the 2015/16 academic term include:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course
  • Basic Sign Language Classes – START NEXT WEEK!
  • Child Protection Training
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Cardiac First Responder
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Self Defence Course – NEXT WEEK!
  • Irish – START NEXT WEEK!

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Suas Global Issues Course now Enrolling

The Suas Global Issues course is a seven week evening course designed to give students an opportunity to develop a knowledge of specific development issues. It goes on for two hours, once per week, looking at one issue per lecture and costs €25. However, is not so much of a lecture – it’s more so an interactive session of engaging discussion with students of various disciplines. No prior knowledge is needed at all, so it would suit any student that has even the slightest interest in global issues. 

This is the link to more information and registration: https://www.suas.ie/take-course

Student Leap Cards & ISIC Cards

The shiny new Student Leap Cards and ISIC Cards are available now from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. All you need to do is bring yourself, your new college ID, €15 and a smile for the photo we will take of you. These are valid until the 31st of December 2016.

Interested in making a difference? Want to get involved in something fun? Want to be part of something bigger?

Volunteer with your students Union to get involved in lots of fun activities this year including our charity fundraisers. E-mail your Welfare Officer Jimmy: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

SU Free Cloakroom

The SU Cloakroom is situated beside the SU Shop near the Bialann. The Cloakroom is FREE and is open Monday to Friday 9am – 6.30pm. Please note that we cannot accept laptops and items must be removed at the end of each day.

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 23 – 26th February 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU Charity Comedy Gig with Fred Cooke €5 this Monday 8pm

Our next SU Comedy gig is for charity and features five comedians for just €5 this Monday 2nd March at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Joining Fred Cooke (Republic of Telly) on the night will be John O’Hare, Stephen Ryan, Declan Brennan and MC Danny Dowling. Tickets are available from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds go to Console and BeLonG To. This gig is open to non-students too.

SU Elections 2015 – Nominations Open

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm this Monday 2nd March 2015 in IT250. Please note that only registered class reps can vote in this election.

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare. Nominations are now closed. Hustings will take place in the College Bar on Tuesday 3rd March 3pm for Presidential candidates and on Wednesday 4th March 3pm for VP/Education & VP/Welfare Candidates. Election day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations are now OPEN. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

#NUIGSU15 Election Guide

Bring your College ID and VOTE on Thursday 5th March

On Thursday 5th March you will be asked to vote to elect your SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer and SU Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2015/16. You will also be asked to vote in a referendum on the Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will be open in the following locations:

  • An Bhialann 10am-7pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-4pm

Register for your Remote Vote by midnight Weds 4th March

Students who will not be able to access any of the on-campus polling stations on Thursday 5th of March may cast their vote online using Remote Vote between 10am and 8pm. Please note that you must first register for your Remote Vote before midnight on Wednesday 4th of March by logging on to the SU Website.

Please note: If you wish to use the Remote Vote for the 12th March Elections too you need to register AGAIN for this before midnight on Wednesday 11th of March. Remote vote cannot be used for Societies Chairperson or Clubs’ Captain election.

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Registration Deadline 4pm TODAY!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place this Saturday 28th of February 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: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office until 4pm TODAY. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus. Bus leaves the Quad at 9.30am sharp on Saturday.

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso Tickets On Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

Bake Sale for NUIG Hockey Ladies Club

Fundraising Bake Sale this Monday 2nd March 10am-4pm in Smokey’s Café to raise money for NUIG Ladies Hockey Club bid for the All-Ireland Challenge Final. All support is greatly appreciated.

Making a Makerspace at NUI Galway

A Makerspace is a do-it-yourself space where students can access equipment, tools and software to ‘make stuff’. It’s a place where students from different colleges and schools can come together to share ideas and work on projects. The idea is that students have a well-equipped shared space where they can – Make, Break, Fix and Learn.

We are going to add a Makerspace to the James Hardiman library and are looking for suggestions and ideas from students and staff as to what it should contain.

If you do a search on the web for “What’s a makerspace” you will see that they come in all shapes and sizes. They vary from a simple room with a few computers all the way up to complete buildings stocked with millions of euro worth of equipment capable of 3D printing a car. Our vision is somewhere in the middle – at least to start with.

Initially we think we should include at least: 3D Printer, PC’s for design, Raspberry Pi hardware, Arduino boards.

To help us decide if these are correct and what else we should include we have a short requirements gathering survey which we would like you to complete.
This will be YOUR Makerspace so please take a few minutes to tell us what you want the JHL Makerspace to be! https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57bb1

Contact us at: libmakerspace@nuigalway.ie

Vodafone Campus Tour

Vodafone Campus Tour is on campus here in NUI Galway 11am-4pm on Thursday the 5th March at Áras na Mac Léinn. Pop down to them to get Ireland’s BEST EVER STUDENT OFFER and find out what amazing prizes are #UpForGrabs – check out @VodafonePlayground on Twitter.

Register to attend the First Ever NUI Galway Undergraduate Research Conference 19th March, Bailey Allen Hall

All students welcome! https://www.nuigalway.ie/undergrad-research/

Consider presenting your research! Did you write a paper this year or last year? Share it! This informal space will allow you the experience of an oral presentation of your research work at a conference. Great for the CV!

Questions? Email  undergradconference@nuigalway.ie

Enter Now: Campus Engage Website Logo Design and Slogan Competition

Enter the Campus Engage Competition to design a logo and slogan for the brand new national HEI student volunteering website “www.studentvolunteer.ie

In 2015 Irish Higher Education institutions will launch a brand new student volunteering management website studentvolunteer.ie.  This new initiative will connect HEI students to volunteering organisations and their opportunities.  This initiative acknowledges and celebrates the contribution that student volunteers make to our society. The winning design and slogan will be used on the national studentvolunteer.ie website, on printed material and in promotional campaigns. This is a great chance to gain high profile coverage for your talent.

Competition prizes:

  • iPad for the winning logo.
  • €200 One4all voucher for the winning slogan.

Closing date for submissions: All competition entries must be emailed to info@campusengage.ie or posted to Campus Engage, 48 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 by 5pm Monday March 23rd 2015. You may submit as many entries as you wish for both the logo and slogan. A panel of experts including a graphic designer and student volunteer will shortlist logos and slogans and the winners will be announced before Easter.

See more at: https://www.campusengage.ie/groups/enter-now-campus-engage-website-logo-design-and-slogan-competition

Complete the National Student Survey – Win an iPad Air 2!

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.
  • Students can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open. Answers will be saved and students have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes.

Win a One for All Voucher worth €200 in the “NAME THAT CENTRE COMPETITION”
Simply suggest a name that you think represents our New Centre soon to be launched in Áras Uí Chathail. The Centre brings together the Access, Mature and Disability offices who now work as one unit within Student Services. One unit, one name. To enter, you must be a student or staff member.

Tips: Choose a name that will best reflect what it is we do to so it is very obvious to all students and the public e.g. Access Centre, Equal Education, Inclusive Learning etc. Closing Date: Friday 27th February Feb. The Winner Will be Announced on Mature Facebook Site on 5th March www.facebook.com/NUIG.MatureStudentOffice
Enter Here.

Need Help…

Win €500 for your blog or article on the topic: The European Year for Development 2015: How has Europe contributed to development in the world?
The prize is €500 as well as the opportunity to participate in and report from Africa Day 2015. Deadline 19th March.

https://www.youth.ie/eyd

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.

Need Help…

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.

SU Weekly Email 11 – 20th November 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Happy Christmas!

Our Charity Christmas Day fundraiser takes place TODAY from 12pm in the College Bar in association with BizSoc in aid of Console and BeLonGTo. There will be a full Christmas dinner served from 12pm, Christmas carols at 1pm and DJ Byrno from 3pm onwards to jingle all the way!

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open! Deadline Fri 28th November

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.

 

NUI Galway Christmas Exams 2014 

The Christmas Exams will take place from Monday 8th December to Monday 19th December. Exam Timetables are now 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 three times a day during the exams and costs €2 per journey.

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 Zebre 7.35pm Friday 21st November 2014 €10 
  • 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.

 

Hardiman Research Scholarships – Applications Close TOMORROW

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships for PhD students. There is also a ‘Cancer Care West’ Hardiman Research scholarship available in the area of surgical oncology or radiation oncology. Applications Close 5pm Friday 21st November.

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

Arts in Action Free Gig

1pm TODAY Thursday 20th November in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn – Spoken Word performance presented by young actors from the NUI Galway Centre for Theatre and Performance.

Mature Students Officer

Please note that the SU Mature Students Officer, Michelle Mitchell, will have an open clinic every Wednesday morning 10am-12pm in the Students’ Union office every week. You can also reach her by email on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

6pm Monday 24th November SU Council in IT250 – All Class Reps Should Attend! After the meeting we will be heading to the College Bar for the Class Reps Christmas party!

 

NUI Galway Women’s Rugby Quiz Night 27th November

The Women’s Rugby team are holding a fundraising quiz night on  Thursday 27th November. Kick-off is at 8pm in Crowes Bar, Prospect Hill, Bohermore. Many spot prizes to be won. Finger food on the night provided by Crowes Bar.

 

Galway Science and Technology Festival Sunday 23rd November

This Sunday the university is hosting the largest Science Festival in Europe. Following two weeks promoting science in schools throughout the county, the festival is culminating in a final day event in the university. We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help participate in the prestigious event. For further information there will be a volunteer welcome meeting on today from 4.00 – 5.00 & 5.00 – 6.00 in The Stage (Beside the Bailey Allen Hall) or you can email alive@nuigalway.ie

Recycling Drive Monday 24th November

There will be a Recycling Drive in Aid of MYaware 12pm-4pm on Monday 24th November at Smokey’s Café as part of a Skills for Work Life project. Please bring any unwanted: clothes, textiles, bags,  soft toys, mobiles phones. All items donated are either reused or (if damaged or stained) recycled into products like carpet underlay or home insulation. Nothing goes to landfill.

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.

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NUI Galway Christmas Exams 2014 

The Christmas Exams will take place from Monday 8th December to Monday 19th December. Exam Timetables will be released online at 4pm on Monday 17th November. 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 three times a day during the exams and costs €2 per journey – see timetable below. 

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

The Exam De-Stress Programme will run from Monday 24th November to Friday 12th December with massage, acupuncture, reflexology and shiatsu available to students at a reduced rate by booking through destressbooking@nuigalway.ie 

More Exam Tips and Information

Please be advised of a change in the process for deferring an examination or other form of assessment: 

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.

Staff of the College Office on behalf of the Dean may 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. The following is a list of grounds that may qualify a student for such an exemption, however, this list should not be considered comprehensive:

i)              Chronic illness (including mental health), which is known to the College Office, and which may require the student to spread the examinations over more than one Examination session in order to manage their workload.

ii)             A short-term but acute illness. This must be supported by a doctor’s certificate issued before or on the day of the examination for which the deferral is being sought.

iii)            A short-term but acute illness, involving a close family member or person for whom the student has caring responsibilities. This must be supported by a doctor’s certificate issued before or on the day of the examination for which the deferral is being sought.

iv)           Other short-term incidents/responsibilities, involving a close family member or person for whom the student has caring responsibilities. Such requests must be supported by relevant documentary evidence.

v)            A short-term incident that prevents a student from attending a specific examination but which does not impact upon subsequent examinations. Examples of this could be being involved in a motor vehicle accident on the way to the examination, being the victim of a relatively minor crime (e.g. mugging, burglary without significant violence) in the immediate build-up to the examination, etc. Such requests must be supported by confirmation from the Garda Síochána that the incident occurred.

vi)           An unavoidable family event, such as requirement to attend the funeral of family member. Supporting evidence will be required.

For full details please review deferral information available online. 

SU Weekly Email 10 – 13th November 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Panti Bliss Gig & Book Signing This Monday 17th November €5

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. After the show she will be signing (and selling) copies of her autobiography “Woman in the Making”.

Tickets €5 from the Students’ Union Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Day Thursday 20th November – Santa needs helpers!

We are holding a massive Christmas Day fundraiser in the College Bar with BizSoc on Thursday 20th of November to raise money for Console and BeLonG To. There will be a traditional Christmas dinner, carols, cheesy Christmas tunes with DJ Byrno and lots of prizes for the best/worst Christmas jumpers along with a whole lot of other Festive merriment! There will also be an after party super club that night in Electric and 44 Club.

Santa needs some helper volunteers to assist with the fundraising on the day so if you have an hour or two to spare between 11am and 6pm on Thursday 20th November email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to sign up and you will definitely be on Santa’s nice list this year.

Exam Timetables

Exam timetables will be released at 4pm on Wednesday 19th November on the Exams Office website: https://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/timetable.html

Please ensure that you are registered correctly for your course and not in pre-registered status. If you are still pre-registered, please call first to Fees office for clearance check and proceed to the Student Information Desk (SID) for Late Registration.  All queries in relation to Modules on your curriculum need to be verified by your relative College Office https://www.nuigalway.ie/colleges-and-schools/ and Registration Helpdesk reghelp@nuigalway.ie

 

Sin Issue 5

Read it online here.

Postgrad Open Day 12pm-4pm Wednesday 19th November in the Bailey Allen Hall

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day  is an excellent opportunity for you to talk to lecturers and current postgraduate students about the wide range of taught and research programmes available to you.

Talks will take place during the day, including presentations on how to make an application and also research and taught funding opportunities.

Register Here.

Mental Health – Colour for Change this Monday

Monday 17th November 12pm-3pm Colour for Change with Zenith Hairdressing in Smokey’s Café. Show your support for Mental Health by having a streak of colour (don’t worry it’s temporary!) put in your hair for free! For more information email su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

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.

Arts in Action Free Gig

6pm TODAY Thursday 13th November in The Kirwan Theatre on the Concourse with Professor Mick Moloney from the Music Department of New York University.

Mature Students Officer

Please note that the SU Mature Students Officer, Michelle Mitchell, will have an open clinic every Wednesday morning 10am-12pm in the Students’ Union office every week. You can also reach her by email on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

Student Slingshot

Slingshot is an entrepreneurial event that brings the best and brightest Irish student thinkers and doers together with business leaders and academics committed to innovation and entrepreneurship. On Tuesday 18th November students from the arts, medicine, engineering, law, architecture, business and the sciences will meet business leaders and academics committed to innovation and entrepreneurship all in heart of Dublin in Saint Georges Hall, Dublin Castle. Apply Now.

Run for Ger at 11am this Sunday 16th  November at NUI Galway

Stretch the legs this Sunday in the 5k ‘Run for Ger’ around campus. The run is one of the events in the fundraising campaign set up by the friends and family of NUI Galway graduate, Geraldine Lavelle
Register now HERE.

Travel to Zambia this Summer

There will be a student volunteer trip travelling to Zambia this Summer with the charity Habitat for Humanity. If you are interested in travelling please complete the application form on the website https://www.habitatireland.ie/ or contact Mary Mc Garry on Mary@habitatireland.ie for more information.

Ability West Awareness Campaign at NUIG until 21st November!

Ability West are currently in the running for the “Better Together” video competition 2014 and they need your help! Vote now HERE. Please note: Voting closes 21st November. Rule: One vote per IP address per 24 hours but you can vote as often as you like through different IP addresses. More information about Ability West can be found on their website.

Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement

As part of Galway Design Week there will be a free documentary screening (Irish Premier) of Maker: A Documentary on the Maker movement in the Huston Film School this Friday at 7pm. All welcome.

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open! Deadline Fri 28th November

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 Life Skills Programme Update

Upcoming courses we now have spaces in this semester are:

  • Child Protection Course Saturday 15th November 9.30am-1.30pm €15 – 6 Spaces Left

 

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).

Mature Students Officer Clinic

Please note that the SU Mature Students Officer, Michelle Mitchell, will have an open clinic every Wednesday morning 10am-12pm in the Students’ Union office every week. You can also reach her by email on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

Need Help…

 

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 8 – 30th October 2014

Weekly 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 amber.walsholesen@nuigalway.ie 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 su.education@nuigalway.ie

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 alive@nuigalway.ie 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.

Need Help…

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open!

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 studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

 

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.

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 4 – 2nd October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

USI Rally for Education Wednesday 8th October #EducationIs

The Union of Students in Ireland invites you to our ‘Rally for Education’ on October the 8th, assembling from the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1 at 11.30am and proceeding to Molesworth Street. This Rally is supported by many organisations including SIPTU, Irish Federation of University Teachers, Teachers’ Union of Ireland, ICTU Youth, Young Workers Network, We’re Not Leaving, Communication Workers Union, Communication Workers Youth Committee, Defend the University, Irish Second Level Students’ Union, Conradh na Gaeilge, NUS-USI

The Rally will call for the protection of student supports in Budget 2015 and will highlight the value of education to society as well as the valuable contributions that students make to their communities.

Buses will be leaving from Galway Cathedral at 9am on Wednesday, 8th October, travelling to Dublin. There will be a cost of €2 for this and tickets will be available from the Students’ Union from Monday 6th October at 10am.

Financial Aid Fund Closes Saturday 4th October

Online applications for the Semester 1 Financial Aid Fund are now open. Application deadline isthis Saturday 4th of October. Please note funding for 2014/15 has decreased by 45%. This will impact on the number of successful applications and the amount of aid allocated to individual students. Application Form.

All queries to financialaid@nuigalway.ie

SU Comedy Gig: Lords of Strut

Our next €5 Comedy gig is the Lords of Strut & Support (Kevin O’Connell) at 8pm on Monday 20th of October in the O’Flaherty Theatre. €5 tickets are on sale now in the Students’ Union Office and at our desk in the Engineering Building.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • 2pm-3pm Monday 6th October Postgrad Council in the Students’ Union Office
  • 6pm-7pm Monday 6th October Arts Council in AC216
  • 6pm-7pm Wednesday 8th October Engineering Council in ENG2003 Lecture Room 2
  • 6pm-9pm Thursday 9th October Class Reps Training in IT250 – ALL CLASS REPS SHOULD ATTEND

If you have been elected as a Class Rep but have not filled out the registration sheet yet please contact the SU Education Officer Phelim Kelly ASAP on su.education@nuigalway.ie

SU Charities for 2014/15 – want to help us?

Every year the Students’ Union selects charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. 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 emailstudentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

Please Sign Mental Health Reform’s Petition

One in seven adults in Ireland will have experienced a mental health difficulty in the last year. We need your support to tell the Government to invest in mental health services in Budget 2015. Sign the Petition here.

Mature Students Officer

Please note that the SU Mature Students Officer, Michelle Mitchell, will have an open clinic every Wednesday morning 10am-12pm in the Students’ Union office every week. You can also reach her by email on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 2

Life Skills 2014 – now enrolling

The Life Skills Programme run by the Students’ Union offers a chance to further your development outside of the academic world. To book your space call up to the Students’ Union office beside the College Bar with the course fee where applicable.

Courses on offer to students during the 2014/15 academic term include:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course 8 Spaces Left
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Self Defence Course – 1 Spaces Left – Thursday 9th October

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Build your CV and Volunteer

Visit the ALIVE website for volunteering, placement, experience and skill building opportunities with a wide range of charities, schools, hospitals, and community groups across the campus, Galway city and beyond at www.nuigalway.ie/alive

Graduate Jobs Fair Tuesday 7th October

12.30pm-4pm in the Bailey Allen Hall with over 60 Graduate recruiters.

ComputerDISC is now open for this semester

If you have any programming issues or would just like some advice on best programming practices we are here to help. You can find us in IT205, IT building. If you’re passing why not drop in and pre-register.

 

The Academic Writing Centre is now open

The AWC offers free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing for NUIG students. Last year, AWC tutors helped over 500 students to overcome recurrent problems with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and essay structure.The AWC is located on floor 2, in the James Hardiman Library. You can drop in at any time during our opening hours.

Need help with Maths?

SUMS the Free maths support centre is now open to students. https://www.maths.nuigalway.ie/sums/

Irish Road Safety Week 6th-12th October

Collect your FREE bike light from the SU Office from Wednesday. Be Safe, Be Seen.

Pushers needed for the Macnas Halloween Parade Sunday 26th October

Macnas is taking to the streets again this year on Sunday 26th October for their biggest event of the year: the Macnas Halloween Parade. They’ll be putting on a street-hopping, traffic-stopping party with a host of new giants, performance, bespoke costume, live original music and our award-winning design. But to get their giants up town they need pushers which is a great way to get involved and see the parade from the unique perspective of within, without having to put yourself front and centre (if that’s not your thing). You’ll get ear plugs, gloves and the chance to meet other groovy, helpful people​ while seeing the crowd’s faces and hearing their comments and cheers close-up. You will be the unsung hero of this year’s parade (until later, when we will indeed sing for you!).

If you are interested in being part of this year’s parade as a pusher, please email roisin@macnas.com with your name, phone number and confirming that you are available on Sunday 26th October and are in good physical condition for this role.

8k Run in aid of Jigsaw Galway Saturday 11th October – Early Bird Registration Closes Sunday!

Registration is now open for the NUI Galway 8k run at 10am on Saturday 11th October in aid of Jigsaw Galway. You don’t have to run – walkers are also welcome to take part! There are lunchtime running groups from the Sports Centre for anyone interested in doing a bit of training before the run.
Early bird sign ups here.

Online Security

Please make sure that your laptops and other devices are secure on campus. You can download FREE McAffee Anti-Virus Software from the ISS website here. Never give out your personal details online when filling out surveys.

Mental Health Week Monday, 6th October

Join us in the Aula Maxima, Quadrangle Building at 1pm on Monday 6th October for the launch of Mental Health Week and the Student Health 101, our online resource for NUI Galway students.  Guest speaker Fergal Moore, Galway Senior Hurler and John Hannon, Director of Student Services, NUI Galway. All welcome, light refreshments provided. Full programme details.

Strong Body, Strong Mind

Strong Body, Strong Mind is a new FREE service which any student can use and is based in the Wellness Centre beside the Hub Café, Áras na Mac Léinn. The aim of the program is to help students improve their fitness, lose weight and strengthen both body and mind. Each student will receive motivational tips, nutritional info and a fitness plan. Each student will also have access to a fitness channel via YouTube  which will include exercise and workout videos with no need for gym equipment! For more information contact cindy.dring@nuigalway.ie

Suas 8×8 Arts Festival 13th – 17th October

Suas are delighted to announce that 8×8, a new-development-focused arts festival is coming to NUIG from the 13th-17th of October. It consists of a world class touring outdoor photography exhibition and exciting learning events. The exhibition will be situated on the green between the Arts Millennium Building and the James Hardiman Library. Other events being held during the week are film screenings, workshops and a photography competition. The exhibition and associated events bring together elements that are key to achieving sustainable development and global justice. Adjust your focus by logging onto https://www.stand.ie​ to register.

October’s NUI Galway Student Health 101 is now ready – check it out and enter this month’s draw for €750

Student Health 101

In this month’s issue: The job prob – Forecasting your future in the job market. The pursuit of perfection – What is the cost of your high standards?

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 new reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.