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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.


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 Charity Comedy Gig with Fred Cooke


NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Comedy Gig 2015

Gin Ghrinn Chomhaltas an Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh 2015 ar mhaithe le Carthanachtaí


Featuring Fred Cooke, John O’Hare, Stephen Ryan, Declan Brennan and MC Danny Dowling

I measc na bhfear grinn a bheidh ann ar an oíche tá Fred Cooke, John O’Hare, Stephen Ryan, Declan Brennan, chomh maith le Danny Dowling mar Fhear an Tí.


8pm Monday 2nd March 2015 in AC216

8 i.n., Dé Luain, an 2 Márta 2015 i AC216


Tickets €5 from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk

€5 an ticéad, le fáil ó Oifig an Chomhaltais agus ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais


All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Console & BeLonG To

Tabharfar an t-airgead ar fad do na carthanais is rogha leis an gComhaltas: Console agus BeLonG To