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SU Weekly Email 28 – 1st April 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote for us again please!

NUI Galway Students’ Union is now through to the final 10 in the People’s Choice Award in the Online Marketing in Galway Awards thanks to your votes. We need you to vote one more time before 12pm on Sunday 5th April so we can hopefully win this award against some very tough competition! It only takes two clicks to vote here: https://www.galwaymarketing.ie/peoples-choice/

Al Porter Tickets on Sale Now!

Our last comedy gig of the year is Al Porter at 8pm on Monday 13th April in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office. Al Porter just sold out 3 nights in Vicar Street so make sure you get your tickets quick! Please note that this is a replacement gig for our earlier advertised David O’Doherty gig.

Exam Timetables now available online HERE.

Semester 2 exams are scheduled for Monday, 27th April to Wednesday, 13th May 2015 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

1. Check your personal exam timetable online

2. Also check the Amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam.

3. If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Information Desk in Áras Uí­ Chathail (Ground Floor).

If you have accessed your Timetable & you experience the following (1) cannot see your modules (2) some modules showing and other modules missing, please contact sid@nuigalway.ie with your missing modules I.e. course instance code, module code and student ID and we can schedule you for late entry seating or alternatively call in to SID Aras Ui Chathail between 9am-12:30pm & 2pm- 4 pm to be scheduled.

SU Enterprise Awards Winners

Congratulations to Sean Mc Garry, a 3rd year NUI Galway student studying Physics with Advanced French for Science from Westport Co. Mayo, who has won the top prize of €10,000 in this year’s NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards. His company, “The TidyShower Co.”, has designed a range of contemporary bathroom accessories which solely focus on minimizing clutter and maximizing experience, thereby helping to breathe joy back into your shower time.

The two runner-up prizes of €5,000 each were awarded to “The Creative Native” and “Safe Farming Solutions”.

The Creative Native” is a business development idea to create innovative digital educational resources for the modern learner. “The Creative Native” team consists of two final year PhD students, Eilis Flanagan from Donegal and Ali Mc Namara from Limerick.

Safe Farming Solutions” consists of a newly designed bolt that aims to improve farm safety and convenience when attaching machinery onto tractors. Aaron Duignan a 4th year student studying Corporate Law (International) from Carrick on Shannon in County Leitrim is the creator of “Safe Farming Solutions”.

Well done to everyone who took part in the competition this year!

We need 3 more SU Officers Nominations close Weds 8th April.

We are still looking for a Mature Students Officer, a Convenor of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and a Clubs’ Captain to join the Students’ Union team for 2015/16. Nominations for these 3 positions are now open and close at 5pm on Wednesday 8th April. The election will take place on Thursday 16th April.

Give us a shout on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you would like more information or check here.

Last Issue of Sin newspaper

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now available online here. Well done to Jess and all the team at Sin on a great year of news

Canvassing Training, Wednesday 8th April 7pm, The View (Áras na Mac Léinn)

GiG Soc in conjunction with the NUIG Marriage Equality Taskforce are hosting Canvassing Training on Wednesday 8th April in the View. We will have a number of representatives from the Union of Students in Ireland coming down to facilitate the training, including USI Equality & Citizenship Officer Annie Hoey. If you’re interested in playing your part in this historic Referendum, then this event is not to be missed. Here’s a link to More Information.

Connacht Rugby Tickets Ulster Match

Connacht vs Ulster NUIG Student Tickets €15 (College Road Stand) on sale now from the SU Office and Engineering Desk. Kick-off is 14:40 Saturday 11th April.

Nominations are now open for the USI Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards is an annual opportunity for the Student Movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student community. Nomination deadline is 5pm 14th April.https://usi.ie/awards/

Student Leap Card Available in the SU

Join 115,000 students saving every day with Student Leap Card – the official student lifestyle card for travel, entertainment and retail discounts across Ireland. The card is available in the SU office for just €15. https://www.studentleapcard.ie/#about

 

Flirt FM Turns 20 this September!  

Save this date, because we’ve got big plans. Radio and dinner and cake and dancing plans… feel free to ask any Flirt Alumni you might be in contact with to join this event. If you have any old promotional material in digital format feel free to send it on to info@flirtfm.ie

If you have audio files our dropbox is flirtstudio@gmail.com  

 

Console Memorial Walk 2pm Sunday 12th April

Join the Console Memorial Walk to walk in memory of our loved ones who have died by suicide at 2pm on Sunday 12th April. Pat Divilly the Console Youth Mental Health Ambassador will start the walk at the Claddagh Hall. For sponsorship cards contact Margaret on 087 9500380. https://console.ie/

Student Summit 2015

The USI Student Summit is Ireland’s largest Entrepreneurship and Innovation event just for students. On the evening of April 14th, student entrepreneurs and Ireland’s finest start-ups and innovative business leaders will converge in the Round Room, Mansion House, for the USI Student Summit 2015.
Get Tickets Here.

Are you an undergraduate student? Over the age of 18? Who experiences anxiety in social situations?

If you are interested in taking part in a confidential​ 10 minute online survey examining the impact of Social Anxiety on daily living activities and academic activities in undergraduates or would like further information contact k.dillane1@nuigalway.ie (4th year Occupational Therapy student) or access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZNDMHVJ

Women Entrepreneurs Around The World – Free Event

11am-12.30pm Friday 17th April in Room 110 Cairnes Building More Information.

How have events in your life affected your travel patterns? 

Take the CONSENSUS Mobility Biography survey to record your travel history and inform policies for sustainable transport. The survey takes just 15 minutes and is available at: surveysoftware.net/hostss/nuigalway.htm

Dublin to Galway Cycle 18th -20th July in aid of Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Leinster Scrum Half Noel Reid and Connaught Fly Half John Cooney took time out of their gruelling training schedules to call on cyclists and fitness enthusiasts to sign up now for the Dublin to Galway cycle which will bring much needed funds to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s local services. To sign up today and get your fundraising pack, please go to www.alzheimer.ie. Or call Orla on 012073833

Easter Holidays Update

  • Lectures/Teaching: There will be no lectures/teaching on the following dates: Monday 30th March, Tuesday 31st March, Wednesday 1st April, Wednesday 8th April, Thursday 9th April & Friday 10th April. Easter Holidays are Thursday 2nd April to Tuesday 7th April inclusive. Please note that students of the school of Medicine, Nursing & Health Science should consult their school calendar here. 
  • Field Trips: Field Trips where relevant will take place between Monday 30th March-Wednesday 1st April and Wednesday 8th April-Friday 10th April.
  • James Hardiman Library: The Library will be closed Friday 3rd April-Monday 6th April inclusive. 
  • The Reading Room: The Reading Room will be open as usual over the Easter. 
  • Student Health Unit: The Health Unit will be closed Thursday 2nd April-Tuesday 7th April inclusive.
  • Students’ Union Office: The Students’ Union Office will be closed Thursday 2nd April-Tuesday 7th April inclusive. 
  • Students’ Union Cloakroom: The Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Friday 27th March and will reopen at 09:00 on Monday 13th of April
  • Students’ Union Engineering Desk: The Engineering Desk will close at 15:00 on Friday 27th March and will reopen at 11:00 on Monday 13th of April
  • The College Bar: The Bar will be closed Friday 3rd April-Monday 6th April inclusive. 
  • Smokey’s Café: Weds 1st April 08:30-20:00, Thurs 2nd April 09:00-17:00, Closed Fri 3rd April-Mon 6th April inclusive, Tues 7th April 08:30-20:00
  • Caife na Gaeilge: Closed Thursday 2nd April – Tuesday 7th April inclusive
  • The Hub: Closed Monday 30th March-Tuesday 7th April inclusive
  • The SU Shop: Weds 1st April 08:00-21:00, Thurs 2nd April 08:00-21:00, Closed Fri 3rd April-Mon 6th April inclusive
  • The Wall Café: Weds 1st April 08:00-20:00, Thurs 2nd April 08:00-20:00, Fri 3rd April 09:00-17:00, Sat 4th April 09:00-17:00, Mon 5th April 09:00-17:00, Tues 6th April 08:00-21:00

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 15 – 18th December 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of 2014 from your Students’ Union.

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Now Open

  • Sign Language 10 Week Course Starts Week of 27th January €40 (Tuesdays 12pm-1pm, Tuesdays 1pm-2pm, Wednesdays 6pm-7pm or Thursdays 6pm-7pm)
  • 8 Week Yoga Course Thursday 15th Jan – Thursday 12th March €40 Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm & Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm (No Class 29th Jan)
  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office (10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm) or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

The Gift of Healthy Feet: Shoe Drive for the Homeless

Podiatry students and staff at NUI Galway are going to provide podiatry services and new shoes and socks to homeless people in Galway this winter.  This is part of an EXPLORE project in association with COPE Galway and Galway Simon Community. Please help by donating any style of new or unworn men’s shoes and new socks. Donation deadline 9 January 2015. On-campus donations are welcome at the Students’ Union in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information, see https://on.fb.me/1zyYMga or email elaine.hyslop@nuigalway.ie

SU Enterprise Awards Finalists Announced

The six finalists have been announced for this year’s SU Enterprise Awards! They are: 
1. The Creative Native
“The Creative Native” project is a business development idea to create innovative digital educational resources for the modern learner. “The Creative Native” team consists of two final year PhD students, Eilis Flanagan from Donegal and Ali Mc Namara from Limerick. 
2. Tidy Shower
Sean Mc Garry is in his 3rd year of Physics with Advanced French for Science. His business, “Tidy Shower”, designs and manufactures household personal storage units. 
3. Part Locater
“’Part Locater” is an online space for sourcing used car parts. The project team consists of two final year Bachelor of Arts students, Olivia Mc Evoy from Renmore and Roisin Lally from Dangan.
4. EduCode
“EduCode” is an innovative business that integrates coding, programming and computer competency into engaging classes for young students. The “EduCode” team members are Joseph Walsh a 3rd year Commerce student from Richardstown, Co.Louth and Daniel O Loughlin a 2nd year Commerce student from Roscommon town, Co.Roscommon.
5. Bike Back
“Bike Back” will reduce bicycle theft on campus initially and ultimately promote cycling around Galway by installing a GPS unit into bicycles allowing them to be tracked. There will be an accompanying marketing campaign aimed to deter opportunistic thieves. The three members of the “Bike Back” team are Billy Delaney, from Newbridge Co. Kildare, a 3rd Year Energy Systems Engineering student specialising in Civil Engineering. David Van Story a 3rd Year Biomedical Engineering who was born in Washington DC and grew up in rural Wicklow. Niall Rutherford, from Ennis, Co Clare, is a 3rd year Energy Systems Engineering student specializing in electrical energy. The team at Enactus NUI Galway are also involved in this project
6. Clutch n Bolt 
“Clutch n Bolt” consists of a newly designed bolt that aims to improve farm safety and convenience when attaching machinery onto tractors. Aaron Duignan a 4th year student studying Corporate Law (International) from Carrick on Shannon in County Leitrim is the creator of “Clutch n Bolt”.
Congratulations to all involved! 

NUI Galway Alumni Club Christmas Party 5.30pm TODAY!

NUI Galway Alumni Club is holding its annual Alumni Christmas get-together from 5.30pm today, Thursday, 18th December in the Staff Club, The Quadrangle, NUI Galway. Graduates are invited to attend and meet with former classmates from home and abroad for carols, mince pies and refreshments. All Alumni, Friends and Guests Welcome! This is a free event, but registration is necessary.

REGISTER HERE

Financial Aid Fund 2015 Applications

Applications for the Financial Aid Fund in semester two will open on the 12th of January. Please note this is only for students who have not applied or been assessed in the first semester. More Information.

If you have any queries about the Financial Aid Fund please contact financialaid@nuigalway.ie

NUI Galway Student Health 101: Get Healthy + Enter The December Draw For €750

So why should you read Student Health 101, the NUI Galway online health and wellness magazine at https://readsh101.ie/nuigalway.html  ?

First, you can enter the December draw for €750 for checking out the December issue.

Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101:

Capture your calm: 8 small steps to stress less

Calling all night owls: Making your sleep habits work for you

Find your drive to exercise: Take the quiz

Season’s eatings: Healthy twists on holiday dishes

Aftermath & recovery: A student’s guide to getting help after an assault

Like a pro: 7 tips for powerful public speaking

Cheese and _________? What the pairs best with the cheese of your choice? Please share in this week’s poll!

And if you missed it – be sure to check out the November Issue.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

Christmas Holiday Arrangements

The Library is open Friday 19th December-Tuesday 23rd December 08:30-17:30. Closed Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st. Christmas/ New Year Closing: Wednesday 24 December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015 (Inclusive)

The SU Cloakroom and SU Engineering Desk will both close on Friday 19th December and reopen on Monday 12th January.

The SU Office will close on Monday 22nd December and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 7th January. Please note we are open 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.

The SU Shop will close at 5pm on Tuesday 23rd December and will reopen at 8am on Monday 5th January.

Smokey’s will be closed on Saturday 20th & Saturday 21st December and will close at 2pm on Tuesday 23rd December for the Christmas break reopening at 9am on Monday 5th January.

The Hub will be closed from Friday 19th December and will reopen on Monday 12th January.

The Wall Café will be closed on Thursday 25th December, Friday 26th December & Thursday 1st January.

Caifé na Gaeilge will be closed from Monday 15th December until Monday 12th January.

The College Bar will close at 2pm on Tuesday 23rd December and will reopen on Monday 5th January. Please note that only the Deli in the College Bar will be serving food on 22nd, 23rd December and for the week of the 5th January. College Bar Pizza and Carvery will reopen on the 12th of January.

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise. We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2015!

 

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.

NUI Galway Student Entrepreneurs Compete For €20,000 Prize Fund!

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NUI Galway Student Entrepreneurs Compete For €20,000 Prize Fund!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards competition is now entering its second stage as six finalists battle it out for a €20,000 investment fund to turn their ideas into reality.Now in its fifth year, the competition seeks to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among the students of NUI Galway in both social and business enterprise.

Each of the six finalists, all NUI Galway students, now receives investment capital of €500 to develop their initial ideas further. A series of workshops hosted by members of the business community in 2015 will let the finalists develop their ideas ahead of the final judging session in March. Galway City & County Enterprise Board, Online Marketing in Galway, Hammond Good Solicitors, Gareth Williams Accountant and Starlight Solutions are just some of the groups providing workshops.

Declan Higgins, President of NUI Galway Students’ Union, said:

 “We have been overwhelmed by the number and standard of entries to the NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards again this year. The entrants are testament to the exceptional initiative and creativity of students in social and business enterprise. At a time when real innovation and flair is needed, students are leading the way in creating the big ideas that will help fuel our recovery. The Students’ Union is delighted with the support that the Awards have received from the local business community and the university.”

The final six projects are:

1.    The Creative Native

“The Creative Native” project is a business development idea to create innovative digital educational resources for the modern learner. “The Creative Native” team consists of two final year PhD students, Eilis Flanagan from Donegal and Ali Mc Namara from Limerick.

2.    The Tidy Shower Co.

Sean Mc Garry is in his 3rd year of Physics with Advanced French for Science. His business, “The Tidy Shower Co.”, designs and manufactures household personal storage units.

3.   Ask4It.ie 

“’Ask4It.ie” is an online space for sourcing used car parts. The project team consists of two final year Bachelor of Arts students, Olivia Mc Evoy from Renmore and Roisin Lally from Dangan.

4.    EduCode

“EduCode” is an innovative business that integrates coding, programming and computer competency into engaging classes for young students. The “EduCode” team members are Joseph Walsh a 3rd year Commerce student from Richardstown, Co.Louth and Daniel O Loughlin a 2nd year Commerce student from Roscommon town, Co.Roscommon.

5.    Bike Back

“Bike Back” will reduce bicycle theft on campus initially and ultimately promote cycling around Galway by installing a GPS unit into bicycles allowing them to be tracked. There will be an accompanying marketing campaign aimed to deter opportunistic thieves. The three members of the “Bike Back” team are Billy Delaney, from Newbridge Co. Kildare, a 3rd Year Energy Systems Engineering student specialising in Civil Engineering. David Van Story a 3rd Year Biomedical Engineering who was born in Washington DC and grew up in rural Wicklow. Niall Rutherford, from Ennis, Co Clare, is a 3rd year Energy Systems Engineering student specializing in electrical energy. The team at Enactus NUI Galway are also involved in this project

6.    Safe Farming Solutions

“Safe Farming Solutions” consists of a newly designed bolt that aims to improve farm safety and convenience when attaching machinery onto tractors. Aaron Duignan a 4th year student studying Corporate Law (International) from Carrick on Shannon in County Leitrim is the creator of “Clutch n Bolt”.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony dinner on Saturday 28th of March 2015 in the College Bar, NUI Galway.

 

Pictured at the 2014 Enterprise Awards ceremony are left to right: Dr James Browne (NUI Galway President), Brian Slattery (2014 NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Award winner) Gill Carroll (Judging Panel),Joanne Sweeney-Burke (Guest Speaker) and Sean Kearns (2013/14 NUI Galway Students’ Union President)

Photo: Aengus McMahon

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 9 – 6th November 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz In aid of Console and BeLonG To

7.30pm Tuesday 11thNovember in the College Bar. First Prize: €200 CASH MONEY!

Table of Four €20 – Sign up in the SU Office NOW!  Limited spaces.15 Rounds of Questions compiled by the 15 SU Officers. Free finger food and Spot Prizes for Best Team Name, Best Dressed Team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!

Panti Bliss Gig & Book Signing 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

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 – 10 Spaces Left
  • ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 2 Day Course 9am-5.30pm Thursday 20th & Friday 21st November €10 Deposit – 2 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

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • Monday 10th November 6pm Science Council in AC216.
  • Wednesday 12th November 6pm Health Sciences Council in MY337.
  • Wednesday 12th November 6pm Arts Council in AC204.

If you have any queries about Class Reps please email Phelim on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Christmas Day

Date for you diaries: NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Day Thursday 20th November. Raising money for Console and BeLonG To.

Movember at NUI Galway

Calling all NUIG Mo Bro’s & Mo Sista’s, who doesn’t love to grow a moustache? Movember’s just started and if you have any interest in joining the NUIG team we will be glad to have you!

Find more information on the Facebook pageand even if you don’t want to get involved don’t hesitate to give us a like!

Calling all Champion Commuters!

Transport for Ireland are looking for nominations for superstars of buses, trains, trams, taxis, walking and cycling. There are some great prizes on offer and the deadline is November 17th. Best of luck. Apply here!

Arts in Action Free Gig

1pm-2pm TODAY Thursday 6th November in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn with The Begley Family: Breanndán Begley, Cormac Begley and Clíodhna Begley.

Investigating the Tuam Mothers and Babies Home:  A Question of Human Rights”

On Monday 10 November, the Irish Centre for Human Rights will convene a public seminar, “Investigating the Tuam Mothers and Babies Home:  A Question of Human Rights”. Speakers will include Catherine Corless (keynote speaker), Kevin Higgins, Professor Michael O’Flaherty of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and Tanya Ward, Children’s Rights Alliance. The event will be chaired by Mark Kelly, Irish Council for Civil Liberties.  The seminar will run from 5 to 7pm at  NUI Galway MRI Annex- MRA201.  All are welcome.

Have you heard about Student Health 101, the new online magazine for students, with great articles, cooking and fitness videos, and a chance to win €750? 

The November issue has some great articles including:

– The job problem: How learning to lead can help you succeed

– Understanding depression: A student’s journey

– Beyond pregnancy prevention: A custom guide to birth control
– And much more…Check it out – https://readsh101.ie/nuigalway.html  .

Would you like to learn how to help prevent suicide? 

You are invited to apply for a place on an upcoming safeTALK suicide alertness course being held on campus.  Open to students and staff.

  • What is safeTALK?  safeTALK prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  The course is free, and participants will receive a certificate of attendance.  Numbers are limited.
  • When is it taking place? Thursday, 13th November, 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • How do I apply? Email cindy.dring@nuigalway.iefor an application form and further information. 

Free Help with Essays Over the Phone: A Service for All NUI Galway Distance Learners (including students of St Angela’s College)

If you are unable to come to campus, the Academic Writing Centre can still help you with your writing. Book an appointment HERE.We will phone you at the appointed time (1pm or 1.30 pm on Monday and Wednesday).

NUI Galway Science Week 10th-15th November

Full list of events here.

 

Need Help…

 

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 

 

Want to volunteer in India next summer?

Suas invites you to apply for the 2015 Volunteer Programme. Suas Volunteers teach English to underprivileged children for ten weeks, alongside local teachers in under-resourced communities. 

Find out more and apply online at www.suas.ie/volunteer-overseas or email vp@suas.ie for more information. 

 

Balls 2014/15

Wednesday 19th November Science Ball – Physics Society

Friday 19th December Medicine Ball – Medicine Society

Wednesday 28th January 2015 Commerce Ball – Business Society

TBC Wednesday 4th February 2015 Law Ball – Law Society

Wednesday 4th February 2015 Engineering & Nursing Ball – Engineering Society

Friday 13th February Masquerade Ball – Italian Society

Tuesday 31st March 2015 Societies Awards – Societies Office

TBC 2015 Arts Ball – Cumann Staire

TBC 2015 Postgrad Ball – Micro Soc

TBC 2015 Sports Awards – Sports Unit

 

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.

 

If you thought November in Galway was going to be quiet..think again!

  • Galway Restaurant Week 3rd – 9th November
  • Tulca Visual Arts Festival 7th – 23rd November
  • Galway Design Week 10th – 17th November
  • Galway Science & Technology Festival 10th – 23rd November
  • Galway Junior Film Fleadh 12th – 15th November
  • Connacht Rugby vs Zebre Friday 21st November €10 NUIG Student tickets on sale now
  • Galway Christmas Market 21st November – 22nd December
  • Connacht Rugby vs Scarlets Saturday 29th November

 

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 5 – 8th October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

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.

Voter Registration Drive Tuesday 14th October

Are you registered to vote in the upcoming referendum on Marriage Equality? Get registered on Tuesday 14th October 11am-3pm at our Voter Registration desk in Smokey’s Café.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • 6pm-9pm Thursday 9th October Class Reps Training in IT250 – ALL CLASS REPS SHOULD ATTEND
  • 6pm-8pm Monday 13th October SU Council in the Kirwan Theatre – ALL CLASS REPS SHOULD ATTEND
  • 6pm-7pm Tuesday 14th October Health Sciences Council in MY123 Áras Moyola
  • 6pm-7pm Wednesday 15th October Science Council in the Cairnes Theatre
  • 6pm-7pm Thursday 16th October Law/Commerce Council in AC204

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

Connacht Rugby Tickets

€15 NUI Galway student tickets on sale now for Connacht vs La Rochelle 5pm Saturday 18th October at the Sports ground. Tickets available from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Building Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

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.

Criú na Gaeilge: Now Recruiting

Are you interested in the promotion of Irish language and culture on campus? We are now recruiting Criú na Gaeilge who will be responsible for helping to organise and promote events throughout the year, particularly Seachtain na Gaeilge in March. You’ll also be able to get your ALIVE cert from volunteering with this. Anyone who is interested can email Gráinne on su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie and there will be a meeting next Thursday 16th October to get started.

 

Garda Liaison Officer Clinic

There will be a Garda Clinic 12.30pm-2.30pm on Monday 13th October in the Wellness Centre in the Hub. Feel free to pop by if you have any queries to Garda Nora Brady.

 

Take the National Student Drug Survey 2014

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland have launched the largest student drug survey in Ireland in collaboration with Irish Needle Exchange Forum. We invite all undergraduate students to take 10 minutes to complete the survey and share it with their peers. The survey, which is completely anonymous, will provide insight into drug trends and drug education among students across Ireland.

Tradsoc Guest Concert with Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (Uilleann Piper and Flute player)

Monday 13th October in The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn. Entry (Pay at Door) – Student/Child €3 ; Adult-€5. Tradsoc are joined by TG4’s Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana 2012 (Young Musician of the year 2012)For a great night of music not to be missed.

Free Help with Essay Writing for Students of All Disciplines at the AWC

The AWC  offers free one-on-one tutorials on academic writing to all NUIG students.  International students, mature students, undergrads, postgrads, students of Arts, Science, Business, or Engineering are all equally welcome.

The AWC is in the Library on floor 2. Our hours are 11-1 and 6-9 every weekday (though not Friday nights). Please drop in.

 

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 email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

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 – 7 Spaces left

More info on all the courses is available here.  

 

8k Run in aid of Jigsaw Galway this Saturday 11th October – Still time to Sign Up!

Registration is still 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.

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.

Student Wins €10,000 at 2014 NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards

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Student Wins €10,000 with online student knowledge platform at NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards

Brian Slattery, an NUI Galway Psychology PhD student from Dublin, has scooped the top prize of €10,000 at the NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards. His winning project “Student Talks” is an online knowledge platform for students to communicate their ideas, connect with other students and find out about courses and careers.The creator of “Student Talks” was presented with his prize by local entrepreneurs Joanne Sweeney-Burke and Gill Carroll together with NUI Galway President, Dr James J. Browne and NUI Galway Students’ Union President, Sean Kearns.

The competition which is an initiative of NUI Galway Students’ Union is supported by NUI Galway and seeks to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship amongst students. In its four years, the competition has attracted entries from students studying a variety of subjects.

The two runner-up prizes of €5,000 were awarded to “The NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund” and “Loyal-T Stamped”. “The NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund” is a real-life financial portfolio operated under the guidance of industry experts and alumni for the benefit of the University and its students. NUI Galway students Martin Wietbrecht, Conor Hanniffy, Shane Reilly and Maurice Kelter are the team behind the Fund.

“Loyal-T Stamped” seeks to revolutionize the way we collect and redeem customer loyalty points through a visually striking user friendly application. NUI Galway students Nathan Regan, Fergal Walsh, Gearoid O’Connor and Robert Courtney developed this project.

Joanne Sweeney-Burke, who spoke at the awards ceremony said: “The drive, determination and enthusiasm of the students is fantastic. It is heartening to see that within NUI Galway the essence of the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. I would also like to congratulate the University and the Students’ Union for their vision in fostering the talents of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.”

NUI Galway Students’ Union President, Sean Kearns said: “We have been overwhelmed by the number and standard of entries to the NUI Galway Student Enterprise Awards. The entrants are testament to the exceptional initiative and creativity of students in social and business enterprise. They show that students are both able and willing to create the big ideas that will help fuel our recovery. The Students’ Union is delighted to be in a position to facilitate some of these ideas as they take their first steps. I have no doubt but that we are working with the leaders of the future.”

Details of this years six finalists here.