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SU Weekly Email 16 – 10th January 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday – 8 spaces left

This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”. Sign up in the SU Office for just €5 or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

€5 tickets for our charity David O’Doherty gig on Monday 28th of January are on sale from the SU Office now. All proceeds go to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. €5 tickets are also on sale for Neil Delamere on Monday 18th of February. Tickets will also be on sale from the SU Engineering desk from 11am this Monday.


Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January in Áras na Mac Léinn. Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!



Online module registration / change of mind is open from 11am Tuesday 8th of January until Friday 1st of February. This is for online registration of optional semester 2 modules only where your programme permits. The deadline for paying the remainder of fees is 31st of January.


Sign Language Courses Now Enrolling

10 week basic Sign Language Course just €40 – sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

  • Course A: 12pm-1pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course B: 1pm-2pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course C: 6pm-7pm Wednesday 30th Jan – Wednesday 3rd April 2019 COURSE FULL
  • Course D: 6pm-7pm Thursday 31st Jan – Thursday 4th April 2019


Karaoke Tonight!

There will be karaoke from 8pm tonight at Sult and all singers get a free refreshment!


Attention Postgrads

Calling all Postgrads we are looking to elect class reps for the academic year. Do you think you have what it takes to be a voice for your class? If so join us in the SU Boardroom upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn at 12.30pm on Tuesday the 15th of January to find out more information.


Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our annual charity collection day in Galway City on Saturday 2nd of February 2019.

Volunteers are needed for the following time slots: 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm. You will be holding a collection bucket and asking the public to donate what they can to the SU Nominated Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. Email joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie to volunteer


Connacht vs Sale Tickets

The NUI Galway Student Discount code for online tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Sale this Saturday is: NUIG-Sal-1819

Limited to 50 tickets for the Bohermore Terrace. Student ID required.


Postgraduate Election – Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the Election of a Postgraduate Student as a member of Údarás na hOllscoile for the period February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020. Nominations must be received in writing (or by email to Runai@nuigalway.ie) by the Returning Officer (Gearóid Ó Conluain, Room A131, Quadrangle) by 12pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019. Údarás na hOllscoile, the University’s governing authority, is responsible for managing and controlling all of the affairs of the University.

Nomination forms are available here.


Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office


Need Help with IT Services?


Interested in joining the SU Team for 2019/20?

Election nominations open on the 14th of February and here’s your guide to running for election!


Improve Your Digital Skills

NUIG Digital Champions have the following FREE workshops coming up:

  1. Create and Run an Online Campaign
  2. Create and Build an Online Portfolio
  3. Design

Register Here.


Mikkeller Running Club

Mikkeller Running Club is a new FREE Galway social running club that meets at 12.30pm on the 2nd Sunday of every month for a relaxed jog/run from the Salthouse along the Prom in Salthill. You can choose to do 5, 8 or 10kms at an easy pace whilst chatting to new friends. The run ends at the Salthouse where you get a free beer to reward your efforts! All welcome this Sunday 13th of January.


Smart Search Sessions

The Library will be hosting free smart search for your assignment sessions throughout January. Sign up for your free ticket HERE. In these sessions the library’s Academic Skills Hub Team will show you all about:

  • Navigating the library website
    • Using library guides to identify sources for assignments
    • Using databases
    • Using Google Scholar to find information


Library Tours Today and Tomorrow

The Library is offering tours today at 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30 and 16:00 and tomorrow Friday at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and 12:00. Meet in the foyer area – all welcome!


Passionate About Science?

Applications are now open for FameLab Ireland. Deadline 5pm Friday 8th of February. Training Provided.


#HackAccessSligo Registration is Open

IT Sligo will be hosting #HackAccessSligo Friday 15th and Saturday 16th Feburary. The aim of the event is to find innovative solutions to accessibility challenges by creating a more diverse, open and engaging environment for everyone who lives in the North West.The event will run from 5 pm Friday evening to Saturday evening where participants will be presented with challenges that exclude people with disabilities from society, which they will attempt to ‘hack’. There will be mentors on hand to support the teams and each team will present their idea to a panel on the final day. Winners will be awarded a cash prize. Early Bird tickets are just €5 contact hackaccesssl@gmail.com for more information.


First Cut! Youth Film Festival Deadline Mon 14th Jan

Are you a filmmaker? Are you aged between 12-24 years? Do you have a short film you want to share? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you! Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a school, college or youth group, visit firstcutfilmfestival.com to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The festival runs Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th March 2019. The deadline for entries is Monday, January 14th 2019.


Want to spend your J1 in America this summer?

Then head to the Aviva Stadium for Ireland’s biggest J1 Job Fair on Sunday 20th January! From jobs teaching excited American children everything from sports, performing arts, crafts, and much more, to jobs behind the scenes working in offices or kitchens… there really is a job for everyone! This incredible Job Fair will give you the chance to get an interview and get hired on the spot! It’s the fastest and the best way to get your summer J1 sorted. Book your Free Job Fair Ticket Here.


SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling for 2019

You can register in the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card. Please note the SU Office will close on Friday 21st of December for the Christmas break and will reopen on Monday 7th of January 2019.

  • Anti-Racism Workshop                                  €5 Wednesday 16th January
  • Manual Handling Training                             €30 Wednesday 9th January
  • Cardiac First Responder Course                 €40 Friday 1st February
  • Disclosure Training                                          €10 Tuesday 12th February
  • First Aid Responder Course                         €100 Friday 8th, Friday 15th & Friday 22nd February
  • Sign Language                                                   €40 Four x 10 Week Courses starting week of 29th January


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.

Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre

SU Life Skills

Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre 

Course Aims: 

This half day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. It is also a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to do voluntary work (e.g. fundraising) with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. The training is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre counsellors with extensive client experience and training skills.

The main aims of the training are to:

  • Increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence
  • Examine attitudes, values and beliefs about sexual violence
  • Promote an understanding and give opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence
  • Introduce the work of Galway Rape Crisis Centre, and give information on the broad range of services they provide

Training Methods: Classroom presentation on multimedia projector. Roleplay exercises. Group Discussion. Course handouts, questionnaires and evaluation forms are provided.

Certification: Participants will be issued with an attendance certificate on completion of the course. 5 CPD Points awarded through Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Facilitator: Galway Rape Crisis Centre
Venue: The Space, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Date: Tuesday 5th Nov 2019
Time: 10am-1.30pm
Sign Up: You can sign up for the workshop in the Students’ Union offices upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm.
Cost: €10
Max: 20 students