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SU Weekly Email 23 – 23rd February 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU Elections #NUIGSU17

  • The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm this Monday 27th of February in IT250. Please note that only registered Class Reps can vote in this election.
  • Nominations are now closed for the 3 Full Time Paid SU Officer Positions of President, Vice President/Education Officer and Vice President/Welfare. The election takes place next Thursday 2nd of March with polling stations in An Bhialann (10am-7pm), Áras na Mac Léinn (11am-8pm), Engineering Building (12pm-4pm) and on the SU Website via Remote Vote 10am-8pm (pre-registration required before midnight Weds 1st March)
  • Nominations are now open for the 11 Voluntary SU Officer Positions of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students and the 5 College Convenors at and close at 5pm on Wednesday 1st of March. The election takes place on Thursday 9th of March.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions there is more information here or contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and the SU Website. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office by the specified deadline.

Election Guide.

#NUIGSU17 Remote Vote – Registration Open

If you are not on campus on Thursday 2nd March and wish to vote in the Students’ Union elections and referendum, you can use Remote Vote to cast your vote online.

It’s a simple two-step process:

  1. REGISTER Log on to the Students’ Union website before midnight on Wednesday 1st March and register for Remote Vote.
  2. VOTE Log on to the Students’ Union website between 10am and 8pm on Thursday 2nd March.

Remote Vote is easy to use and is completely confidential.

Referendum on NUI Galway Students’ Union’s position on reunification of the island of Ireland

On Thursday 2nd March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island of Ireland.

The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“That NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the reunification of the island of Ireland and calls on the State to hold a national referendum on the question of such reunification.”

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

Polling Stations will be open: 10am-7pm (An Bhialann), 11am-8pm (Áras na Mac Léinn), 12pm-4pm (Engineering Building), 10am-8pm (Online Remote Vote – registration required by midnight Weds 1st March)

3 Comedians for €5!

Our last SU Comedy Gig of the year is on at 8pm on Monday 6th of March and features Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern AND Joanne McNally all for €5. Tickets are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk and all proceeds go to the SU charities: RNLI (Galway Lifeboats) and Threshold.

Marchathon 2017 – The 10,000 Step Challenge STARTS Weds 1st March

Win action cameras, shopping vouchers, travel cups, t-shirts, jumpers and lots more!

  1. Free to take part
  2. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  3. Sign up online at www.activetravellogger.ie
  4. a) Team captain choose a team name and set up your team online
  5. b) Then team members sign up online and join this team
  6. Get a step counter – last few FREE Step Counters available in SU Office or download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), use a fit bit, Ipod or other step tracking device
  7. From the 1st to 31st of March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge reaching 10,000 steps or more by the 31st of March.

For more details www.facebook.com/smartertravelcampus or www.marchathon.ie

Equality Week Events TODAY

All Day: Tompax (time of the month packs): Free pads, tampons, and chocolate across campus

11am-1pm ICTU Stand at Smokey’s Café

1pm-2pm Do you work?  Do you feel that your rights are infringed? Come to the D’arcy Thompson Theatre! We have a wide range of speakers from Employment Relation representatives who will inform us of our rights.

More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

Being a Postgrad can be tough.

If you have questions or just want a bit of a rant call to the NUI Galway Students’ Union office every Friday 2pm-4pm.

The SU Postgrad Officer Colm will be here to listen and advise you or just drop him a line on su.postgrad@nuigalway.ie

Complete the National Student Survey before Sunday – win an iPad

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. Make sure you take part and have your say and you could win an iPad! It only takes 8 minutes and it will make a big difference to life at NUI Galway.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduates
  • Taught Postgraduates

Click on www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey before the 26th of February

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have Connacht Rugby NUIG student tickets on sale for the following matches:

  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Connacht vs Zebre €15
  • 19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20

Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)

SU 8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling

You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card. The course cost is €40.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thursday 16th March-Thursday 4th May
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thursday 16th March-Thursday 4th May

NUIG Vintage Clothes Fair 11am-5pm Thurs 2nd March

We’ll be filling our HUGE VINTAGE SALE, with only the best ON TREND 80s+90s wavy garms at teeny tiny prices! We’ll be stocking; Aztec, Plaid, Cord, Crazy, Pattern, Printed, Cropped, Oversized, Re-worked, USA Vintage, Branded Sportswear, Streetwear, Handmade Jewels, Crystals, Charms, Hats, Pumps, Sweats, Knitwear, 90’s Denim, Suede Bombers, Jackets, Coats, Shirts, Jeans, Dungarees, T’s, Sweaters, Shell, Skirts…. +so much more!

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

5k Fun Run 1pm Tuesday

NUIG Boat Club and NUIG Sports and Recreation Unit are holding a 5k fun run’ NUIG Clash of the Schools’ next Tuesday at 1pm, entry is free and there are lots of great prizes.

More Information.

NUI Awards 2017 Competitions Now Open

Apply now for one of the great Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes on offer, including:

  • NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Sciences
  • NUI Travelling Studentships

Find full details including eligibility criteria and closing dates at www.nui.ie/awards

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference 

On Tuesday the 4th of April, the Third Undergraduate Research Conference will take place in NUIG. This event is a brilliant opportunity for students to gain exposure to research in a friendly yet academic environment. Students will have the chance to present their own abstract ideas based on the Sustainable Development Goals! Digital Badges will also be awarded to anyone who presents or attends. Sign up and register for the event: nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

CompSoc Camara Collection

CompSoc are running their monthly Camara Drop-off Point in 18 Distillery Road starting next Wednesday 1st March 2017 from 10am to 2pm. They are also looking for volunteers to help out for an hour between 10am and 2pm. All computers, laptops, monitors, servers and keyboard donations are welcome. They are then sent to Dublin to be wiped to military standards before being sent to schools in Africa. We are unable to accept printers, CRT monitors, switches or projectors.

https://compsoc.ie/camara-dropoff-event-wednesday-1st-march-2017/

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Oracle –Employability Workshop
  • Employer in Residence – Oracle
  • Career Resilience Workshop
  • The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) Information Stand
  • Interview Skills Masterclass
  • Fuelling your Ambition

For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers

 

Have your say on academic skills development at NUI Galway

Would you like to attend a student focus group about developing an academic skills hub to support the transition into and success at college? If you’d like to participate, please email jane.ennis@nuigalway.ie indicating your preferred timeslot (10am –11am or 1pm–2pm) on Friday 3rd of March.  Refreshments will be provided – please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

 

WIN: €100 or a night in a 5* hotel.

ROPES Literary Journal are hosting a table quiz at 8.30pm Tuesday 28th February in Sult in aid of Pieta House. The top prize is €100 and there will be spot prizes and a raffle on the night! Entry €5 per person with a max of 4 people per table. Prizes include a 1 night stay in a 5* hotel for 2 people, pamper hampers, chocolates and more.

We will have a stall at Smokey’s Café Friday 24th February and Monday 27th February for anyone that wants to purchase tickets/find out more.

 

Attention Marketing Students win €3,000

Applications are open for the An Post Student Smart Marketing Campaign of the Year Award. This is an opportunity to win a €3,000 cash prize and an internship with the Sunday Business Post. Deadline 5pm 7th March. https://anpostsmartmarketing.ie/students/

 

Ash Wednesday 1st March

Prayer and Distribution of Ashes in the Chapel of St Columbanus:-

  • 8am Mass
  • 11.15am Prayer Service
  • 1.10pm Mass
  • 5.15pm Prayer Service

 

Hidden Disabilities and Discrimination in the Workplace

NUIG FLAC Society and Epilepsy Ireland are hosting a free public seminar dealing with discrimination in the workplace because of hidden disabilities at 6pm this Wednesday in AC202. If you have been discriminated against or are thinking about applying for a new job requiring the disclosure of medical information, this event will be of benefit to you.

 

Arts in Action presents In Illo Tempore’.

FREE event 1pm-2pm Thursday March 2nd in the Cube Theatre – Áras Na Mac Léinn. In Illo Tempore are a band of Fado  student singers from the Coimbra University in Portugal. Fado music originates from Lisbon and can be traced back to the 1820s. It has a long and rich heritage. The group perform with traditional guitars originating from the Coimbra region in Portugal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYHWaHiw2n8

We would love to see you there, the performance is free and all are very welcome!

 

Ennis Stop Now Being Offered by J.J. Kavanagh Coaches

Good news for all NUI Galway students from the Clare area. J.J Kavanagh Coaches are now offering a new stop in Ennis on their Galway to Waterford bus route. The service runs on a Sunday and Friday during term time.

A single ticket to/from Ennis will cost NUI Galway students €8.00

For further details please click J.J. Kavanagh Bus Route

 

#MondayMassage

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20,  1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50

Every Monday in the Wellness room – through The Hub. Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

Help “Raise the Dough” for ISPCC Childline!

Register by emailing Susie shalpin@ispcc or through www.Raisethedough.ie and receive some delicious Boutique Bake Mixes (Belgian chocolate, Lemon Drizzle, Flapjack cookie). Sell your bakes to your friends and colleagues and help us answer vital calls to children and young people who need to talk.

Last year we answered 400,000 of these very calls from children who talked to us about abuse, neglect, loneliness and depression.

Please use the www.Raisethedough.ie website for lots of nice ideas.

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

Read Sin Issue 9 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

FREE Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

Need Grinds?/Want to Give Grinds?

The SU Grinds Register

 

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 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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

SU Charity Comedy Gig: Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern & Joanne McNally

News & Events

SU Charity Comedy Gig: 3 Comedians for €5! 

We are delighted to announce that our last comedy gig this year features Fred Cooke, Kevin McGahern and Joanne McNally playing the O’Flaherty Theatre at 8pm on Monday 6th of March. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds go to the SU Charities: RNLI (Galway Lifeboats) and Threshold.

Tickets on sale from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and the SU Engineering Desk Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 12pm-3pm.

Credit Card sales on 091 524810.

Fred Cooke

Fred Cooke delivers a unique brand of comedy through his musical prowess and wild crafted physical story telling.

He has work on The Tommy Tiernan Show both on RTÉ and 2fm.

Fred became a regular on the highly successful RTÉ Show, The Fear. He has been seen preparing a choral sceptical surprise at a proposal in the Electric Picnic, embarrassing one of his fans at the Vodafone Comedy Festival, and proposing to an unexpected lady in Dublin City Centre.

His musical sketches are a constant hilarious success with his Republic of Telly Hidden Camera Prank reaching 1,661,213 hits on Youtube.

His collaboration on  Ireland the Musical brought him around every county in Ireland through music and surreal sketches. It now stands at over half a million views.

Fred has frequently been invited to perform at the largest and most successful festivals both here and abroad, including the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tampere Comedy Festival in Finland, London Irish Comedy Festival, Kells Hay Festival, Mayo Summer Festival, The Trim Satire Festival.

He has supported his comedy hero, Ardal O’Hanlon on his massive nationwide tour. He has also performed alongside such high profile acts as Tommy Tiernan, Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Dara O Brian, Ross Noble, Kevin Bridges, Sarah Millican, Jason Byrne, Neil Delamere and Des Bishop.

Fred Cooke has rapidly become a unique stand-up delivering a style of comedy that simply cannot be imitated.

He made his debut on English television with the second series of the BBCShow  Vexed.

Fred has already contributed to a variety of successful Irish TV shows, both as a writer and performer, including RTE’s The Fear, Republic of Telly, The Savage Eye, The Cafe (as The Crazy Chef), Watch Your Language (The Mad Professor), The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty, and The Liffey Laughs.

He has also regularly been the warm-up act for many different television chat shows including The Late Late Show, The Podge and Rodge Show, The Republic of Telly, The Craig Doyle Show.

He is also involved with the writing and production of the musical sell-out comedy: City West Side Story.

 

Kevin McGahern

 

Originally from Cavan, Kevin first began performing stand up in 2009 before joining the popular television series The Hardy Bucks on RTÉ 2 as Simcard. After featuring in a number of sketches on the show, Kevin took over as host of Republic of Telly, initially alongside Bernard O’Shea and Jennifer Maguire before flying solo in 2015.

 

As well as performing in the top Irish comedy clubs, in particular the International Bar in Dublin, he has performed in a number of festivals including Galway Comedy Carnival, Forbidden Fruit and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2013, he toured with his show 2 Grown Men alongside fellow comedian Edwin Sammon.

 

He presented the documentary Kevin McGahern’s Fast & Furious for RTÉ in 2015. His laid back style was praised for his open mindedness and sense of curiosity.

Kevin has featured in the films Flat Lake (2013) and Portrait of a Zombie(2012). He also co-wrote the play The Devil’s Céilí with Philip Doherty, which won Best Play at the All Ireland Drama Festival in 2014.

 

Joanne McNally

 

Joanne McNally, Ireland’s fastest rising comedy star, recently finished a national tour of her show Separated at Birth which she co-wrote with PJ Gallagher and in less than a year in the business, became the new co-host of RTE’s Republic Of Telly and also sold out her first solo stand up show. In 2016, Joanne performed Bite Me at the Dublin Fringe Festival, which was nominated for a number of Fringe Awards including Best Performer.

 

Joanne has numerous TV credits to her name including The Late Late ShowThe Seven O’Clock ShowThe Afternoon ShowTotes 2014Panti Does 2015Ireland AMTwo Tube and The Commute for RTÉ.

 

She is a regular on the airwaves with a weekly agony aunt slot on 2FM’s The Chris and Ciara Show and has also been heard on RTÉ’s Ryan Tubridy Show, Today FM’s Alison Curtis Show, Spin 1038.com’s Spin Talk, 98FM’s Ray Foley Show and 4FM’s Saturday Show.

She regularly performs in comedy clubs around Ireland as well as at many of the major festivals including Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Vodafone Comedy Festival and Body & Soul.

Joanne is also a freelance writer and has written for the Irish Independent’s Insider Magazine, U Mag, BASH Magazine and The Sunday Times.

 

SU Weekly Email 18 – 19th January 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair This Wednesday

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2017 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017 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!

Sign Language Courses Start Tuesday

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 24th Jan – Tues 28th March
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 24th Jan – Tues 28th March

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 25th Jan – Weds 29th March COURSE FULL
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 26th Jan – Thurs 30th March

Reminder Financial Aid Fund Application workshops TODAY

Workshops take place TODAY Thursday 19th January at 5pm, 5.30pm & 6pm in MRA201, the Ryan Lecture Theatre in the Martin Ryan Annex Building.

These workshops will help you see if you are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund and give you guidelines to fill out your online application. Application deadline is 12noon Monday 30th January.

Online Application Form.

Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 4th Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 4th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for The RNLI and Threshold. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Thurs 19th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Law/Commerce Council
Mon 23rd Jan 6pm – 7pm AC201 Science Council
Tues 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Council
Tues 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm MY123 Health Sciences Council

For any queries about Class Reps please contact Cathal on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Exam Results

Semester 1 Exam PROVISIONAL Results will be published on Blackboard throughout January. Please check with your School/Discipline for exact release dates. These results will remain provisional until approved by the exam board. Exam Results FAQ

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have Connacht Rugby NUIG student tickets on sale for the following matches:

  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Zebre €15

Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)

 

Postgrad Officer By Election Vote Next Thursday

We will be holding a by-election 11am-3pm next Thursday 26th of January in Smokey’s Café to fill the vacant position of SU Postgraduate Officer. Please note only registered Postgrad students may vote in this election and you must have your NUI Galway ID card to vote.

 

NUIG Mountaineering Club Need Your Votes!

NUIG Mountaineering Club have been nominated for an award from the Outsider Magazine for the best “Outdoor/Adventure Event” for their Maamturks Challenge. The final decision is down to public vote, and they need your help to win this! As a thank you, if you vote, then like and share the post below, they’ll enter you into a draw to win 2 free Maamturks Challenge 2017 T-Shirts.
How to Vote

First Aid Courses

We are now taking bookings for our First Aid Courses:

  1. Three Day Occupational First Aid Course 9am-5.30pm Friday 10th, Friday 17th and Friday 24th February €100 (usual cost €160)
  2. Cardiac First Responder Course 9am-2pm Friday 3rd March €40 (usual cost €75)

Spaces are limited to 10 students per course. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card.

 

Become a CÉIM peer learning Student Leader in 2017/18

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, develop new skills and meet new people. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st and 2nd year Geography students. Build your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; looks great on your CV; meet new people and work closely with lecturers; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 13th February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

New Life Skills Course: Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre

This half day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence. 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 we they provide

The Course will take place 10am-1.30pm Monday 6th of February in The Space, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

To secure your place you need to pay a €10 refundable deposit in the Students’ Union office or phone 091 524810 to register by credit card. Limited to 20 students.

 

USI Women in Leadership Seminar

Registration is now open for the #WomenLead17 two day seminar in Dublin 27th and 28th of January. The event is aimed at students who are aspiring to run for student leadership positions in their Students’ Unions as well as to become the heads of their college clubs or societies. Apply online here

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Registration Deadline Tuesday 24th January
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 18th of February 2017 in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: The RNLI &Threshold Ireland
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk.
Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Complete the National Student Accommodation Survey

USI have prepared a national student accommodation survey to gather more evidence on the current housing situation of students. Students who complete the survey will have a chance to win an iPad mini or 1 of 5 €50 One for All vouchers. The survey can be accessed directly here: National Student Housing Survey

 

7 A Side Gaelic Competition – Ball Tickets to be Won!

The next NUI Galway Ultimate Team event will be 7 a side Gaelic competition 4pm-6pm Wednesday 25th of January in Dangan. Students and staff can register online at otc.nuigalway.ie and you can follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nuigultimateteam/

You can register a team or come as an individual. The winning team will get to choose full ball tickets of their choice. Prizes will also be given to runners up.

 

Women’s March on Galway 2pm this Saturday

The Women’s March Galway is a women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds in Eyre Square on January 21, 2017 at 2 pm. We march together in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington and all other sister rallies around the world to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.

 

Free online self-help programme for depression, anxiety or stress

Silver Cloud is now available FREE to NUI Galway students. Results have shown high improvement rates for depression, anxiety and stress. It’s flexible so you can access it online anywhere instantly.

 

Upcoming FREE Courses at NUI Galway

  • ACADEMIC WRITING 5pm-7pm Monday 23rd January in AMB G065, Psychology ground floor
  • STUDY SKILLS 6pm-7pm Tuesday 24th January in G010 Library Lobby
  • EXAM PREPARATION 7.15pm-8.15pm Tuesday 24th January in G010 Library Lobby
  • TIME MANAGEMENT 7pm-8.30pm Wednesday 25th January in GO11 Library Lobby

https://www.nuigstudents.ie/

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term.

 

Huston Film School Guest Speaker Series 2.30pm Today

Galway’s Huston Film School continues it’s ‘Guest Series’ this semester with a particular focus on returning graduates from the various programmes. Guest speakers will share their experiences and information on their careers to date since leaving the school. The series of talks will take place every Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm in Huston Main. All talks are FREE and open to the public.

 

Suffering from social anxiety?

Participate is a FREE confidential online CBT programme for social anxiety for NUI Galway students. Includes one-to-one tutor support and proven to be effective.

 

Read Sin Issue 7 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

SUMS Reopening on Monday 23rd January

SUMS offers FREE mathematics support to students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Employer Presentation/In Residence – InterTrade Ireland
  • Interview Skills Workshop – all disciplines welcome
  • Careers with Science
  • Mock interviews – Dell
  • Careers in Scientific Research
  • Final Year Science Drop In
  • CV/Application Workshop
  • Employer Presentation/In Residence – SITA Inc Ireland Ltd
  • Careers with Social Impact

For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers

 

FREE Student Support Courses and Groups starting soon!

  1. Mindfulness Based Living Course Starting Wednesday January 25th  for 6 weeks 5.30pm-7pm or 7pm-8.30pm. Venue: Old Moore Institute 203, Arts/Science building.
  2. Positive Mind-set & Resilience Group Starting Tuesday January 24th, 5pm-6:30pm for 4 weeks. Venue: Psychology Building 1st floor, Group-room 1064.
  3. PhD Support Group Starting Tuesday January 31st, 6:30 – 8:00pm for 6 weeks. Venue: AM 205, 1st floor Arts Millennium building

More information and booking: www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness-spring17

 

Psychology Students Required

“Recall of Auditory Incidents: Cross-Modal Memory Impairment” – A study focused upon explaining and improving components of the Cognitive Interview. Calling ALL Psychology Students to partake (2 SONA Credits/45 minutes).

Apply Online Or Contact: L.OSHEA5@nuigalway.ie

 

Famelab Galway 21st Feb – call for entries

The College of Science at NUI Galway will host the second annual Galway regional heat of the Famelab International “Talking Science” festival on Tuesday 21st of February in An Taibhdhearc Theatre. Contestants have three minutes to speak on any scientific topic of their choice. The competition is open to anyone who is working or studying in any STEM area.

Further Information.

 

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 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 – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

NUIG SU Presents Neil Delamere – SOLD OUT!

News & Events

As part of Mental Health Week NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents comedian Neil Delamere & Support at 8pm on Monday 3rd October in the O’Flaherty Theatre.
Tickets are just €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk (Card Only at Engineering Desk)

Neil Delamere – The Neil Delta
Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money.

“Simply put, Delamere is a master” The Scotsman

More information: NUIG SU Presents Neil Delamere

SU Weekly Email 33 – 5th May 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your LAST weekly email from your Students’ Union for the 2015/16 academic year! 

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 13th May 2016

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 13th May 2016. Any items left in your locker after that will be disposed of.

Lockers for 2016/17 will go on sale on the SU Website at 10am on Monday 29th of August.

We are running a competition to find a NEW NAME for The College Bar!

As part of the redevelopment of the College Bar this summer we are looking to incorporate the building’s very unique history into its new name. The College Bar building has a very varied history, from being a Bonded Whiskey Store to a Copper Factory. You could win a set of TDK smartphone wireless headphones!

Follow this link to see a summary of the building’s history and to enter the competition https://thecollegebar.wordpress.com/

Staying in Galway for the Summer?

You will be flat out! Here’s our guide to everything going on in Galway this summer. Yay summer!

SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday 13th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.

Leaving Galway for the Summer? Don’t want anything you leave behind to go to waste? Like to help out those in need in Galway?
The NUIG Rover Society are holding a collection of unwanted items that may be of use to Galway’s Homeless that might otherwise end up in the bin. They’re collecting a range of unwanted items including old clothes or blankets and unopened food stuff.

Drop offs and collections will take place on campus and around the city in different student accommodation spots. The full set of details can be found here on their Facebook event page – Click Here – so take a look to see how you could help out before heading home or away for the summer!

Ravelóid Music Festival Discount for NUIG Students!

Get your tickets for Ravelóid for just €99 by using the discount code NUIG@Rav3 before Thursday 12th of May (instead of €129 full price). www.raveloid.ie

No more ISIC Cards

Sadly we will no longer be offering the ISIC Card processing service in the SU. We will continue to issue Student Leap Cards all summer long and next year for just €15 to get you loads of discounts AND we take your photo. More info.

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: https://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

Exam Results

Undergraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released from Tuesday, 14th to Friday, 24th June 2016.  

Postgraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results will be released on Friday, 1st July 2016. 

Looking for a job?

Kickstart your search 9.30am-2pm Thursday 12th May in AC201 with the Career Development Centre.

Register online now to attend for free: https://nuig.gradireland.com/home.html

Travel Vaccines Shortage

Travel Vaccines are currently unavailable in the Student Health Unit due to a nationwide shortage. Please visit the Tropical Medical Bureau in Eyre Square or on www.tmb.ie or phone them on 091 547553 for information on countries and vaccines required. If you have a Student Leap Card (available from the SU) you can get a 10% discount on vaccines from the Tropical Medical Bureau.

The Year Ahead

The Academic Calendar for 2016/17 is available here.

Summer Holiday Arrangements

  • From Thursday 12th of May the SU Office will be open Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • From the 1st of June the Student Health Unit will only be seeing Postgrad & Masters students. Opening hours during the summer: 09:30am-12:30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The Wall Café will be open 8am-3pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The SU Shop will be open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm. Closed Saturday/Sunday.
  • The College Bar will be open 8.30am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 8.30am-12am Friday. The College Bar will be closed for renovations from the 7th of July to the 10th of August.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will close on Friday 13th May for the summer.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 18:30 on Friday 6th May.
  • The SU Engineering desk will close at 15:00 on Friday 6th May and will re-open at 11am on Monday 5th September.
  • SUMS, The Academic Writing Centre and Computer DISC are all now closed for the summer.

Teaching begins on Monday 5th of September for all years.

Join the Galway 2020 Volunteer Programme

The highly successful volunteer programme is back with a bang and we’re looking to form an army of volunteers to get involved in the final 6 weeks of the Galway 2020 bid. Volunteer Meetup on Thursday 12th May at 6pm in the Galway 2020 hub, St. Augustine Street, Galway. 
Let us know you’re coming by emailing info@galway2020.ie with ‘Volunteer’ in the subject line.

Darkness Into Light 2016 4.15am This Saturday 7th May

Registration is now open https://dil.pieta.ie/ Raising funds for Pieta House

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-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm during the summer.

Thank You!

We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officers are still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected officers will take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer. The Weekly Email will be back in September!

SU Weekly Email 32 28th April 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Galway Demonstration for Mental Health 12.30pm TODAY

Meet in Eyre Square to protest about €12 million being diverted from the mental health budget to other areas of the health service. #IAmAReason

More Information.

Last chance to vote for us!

Voting closes at 5pm TOMORROW in the People’s Choice Awards. We need you to please vote for us one more time as we are up against some stiff competition and voting has now reopened. It’s one vote per IP address again with no messy registration.

Vote Here.

Win a set of TDK smartphone wireless headphones!

We are running a competition to find a NEW NAME for The College Bar #ainmnua!

As part of the redevelopment of the College Bar this summer we are looking to incorporate the building’s very unique history into its new name. The College Bar building has a very varied history, from being a Bonded Whiskey Store to a Copper Factory. Follow this link to see a summary of the building’s history and to enter the competition https://thecollegebar.wordpress.com/

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 13th May 2016

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 13th May 2016. Any items left in your locker after that will be disposed of.

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: https://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

Exam Results

Undergraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released from Tuesday, 14th to Friday, 24th June 2016.  

Postgraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results will be released on Friday, 1st July 2016. 

Student Health Unit Exam Emergency Hours

The Student Health Unit will have extended opening hours for exam emergencies effective from Monday 25th April 8.30am-5.30pm daily. Closed for Lunch 1-2pm.

Extra Study Space for Summer Exams 2016

Sunday 17th April – Wednesday 11th May 08:00-22:00

Arts/Science Concourse:

Tyndall, O’Flaherty, D’Arcy Thompson, Kirwan, Larmor & Dillon Theatres

Engineering Building:

ENG-G018 & ENG-G047

Ravelóid 4,500 duine, 5 ardán, 10-11 Meitheamh
Ticéid Shraith 3 €129. Tier 3 tickets now on sale €129
Don’t miss out! Tá sí ag teacht!

Buy tickets here.

FREE Pre-Departure Training

Wednesday the 18th of May 09:00-17:00 Áras Moyola

Topics: Security, health, culture, global development, ethics and wellbeing

Register here.

Kuppa Kindness

Supporting the ‘Mindful Way’ initiative, ‘Kuppa Kindness’ has been rolled out in cafés across campus. Complimentary teas/coffees have been gifted in all cafés and are being given, at random, to some lucky customers! If you receive a ‘Kuppa Kindness’, you may wish to add your support by gifting a cup to another! #kuppakindness

FREE Mindfulness Event This Evening 6pm

NUI Galway hosts the Plum Village Monastics Mindfulness event 6pm-8pm tonight Thursday 28th April, in the Aula Maxima Lower – it’s a free event and a great opportunity to relax and reflect

More Information.

Reclaim the Streets at 6pm this Friday

The 4th instalment of a revived Critical Mass will be taking place on Friday the 29th of April meeting at the Spanish Arch at 6 pm, so come along and “reclaim the streets”. 
Critical Mass is a means of direct action. It celebrates cycling as a sustainable means of transport and highlights the need for better bicycle infrastructure.

For more information contact ecosoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

NUIG 5k Colour Dash

The Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash is coming back to NUI Galway on Sunday 12th of June. Register online here.

Undergraduate Awards – Application Deadline 31st May

Submit your coursework now and get awarded for your efforts.

https://www.undergraduateawards.com/submission-2/

Darkness Into Light 2016 4.15am Saturday 7th May

Registration is now open https://dil.pieta.ie/ Raising funds for Pieta House

Bank Holiday  Monday 2nd May Arrangements

The SU Office, the Student Health Unit, SU Cloakroom, The College Bar, Caife na Gaeilge and the SU Engineering Desk will all be closed on Monday for the Bank Holiday.

The Library will be open Monday 2nd May 08:30-22:00 but the service desk will be closed.

The Reading Room will be open as usual.

The SU Shop will be open Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10:00-16:00.

Smokey’s Café will be open 09:00-17:00 Saturday, 10:00-17:00 Sunday and 09:00-17:00 Monday.

The Wall Café will be open 09:00-15:00 Saturday, 11:00-15:00 Sunday and 11:00-15:00 Monday.

Computer DISC, the Academic Writing Centre and SUMS are all now closed for the summer.

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 29 7th April 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Lend us a Click Please! Voting Closes TOMORROW!

We have been nominated for the People’s Choice Award in the upcoming Online Marketing in Galway Awards and we need your help to win! It just takes one click to vote with no messy registration. So if you have ever found our online stuff (including this very weekly email) informative or even mildly amusing we would love your vote! Voting closes 5pm on Friday 8th April so please spread the word. Please clear cookies and cache on computer to vote or alternatively use your phone on 3G or 4G and not NUIG WIFI as it’s one vote per IP address!

https://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/peoples-choice/

The Big Bang Party TONIGHT!

8.30pm Thursday 7th April in the College Bar FREE ENTRY. The last big session before the end of the semester is going to a massive beach party! There’ll be laid back tunes, limbo, finger food, exotic refreshments, a raffle, Giant Jenga, spot prizes and a FREE after party in Electric. All funds raised on the night will go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society

Exam Timetables

Semester 2 (2015/2016)  exams are scheduled for Monday, 25th April to Wednesday, 11th May 2016 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session. More Information.

Need Help?

NUIG Connacht Tickets On Sale Now for the final home match:

  • Connacht vs Glasgow 3pm Saturday 7th May 2016 €10

Tickets on sale from the SU Office. Student ID required for entry to matches.

Extra Study Space for Summer Exams 2016

Saturday 16th April 08:00-22:00

Arts/Science Concourse:

Tyndall Theatre

Sunday 17th April – Wednesday 11th May 08:00-22:00

Arts/Science Concourse:

Tyndall, O’Flaherty, D’Arcy Thompson, Kirwan, Larmor & Dillon Theatres

Engineering Building:

ENG-G018 & ENG-G047

SU 8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling – Starts next Thursday

You can book your space by calling in to the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Monday-Friday or by phoning 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card. The course fee is €40. The course dates are Thursday 14th April to Thursday 2nd June. Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm. Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 13th May 2016

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 13th May 2016. Any items left in your locker after that will be disposed of.

CMS Marketing Recruitment Tues 12th April

CMS Marketing will be in Smokey’s Café on Tuesday 12th April to recruit promotional staff for some exciting summer work. Make sure to come by and say hello or you can apply now by emailing your CV and photo to leigh@cmsmarketing.com.

https://www.cmsmarketing.com/

Volunteers needed for ALIVE Ceremony Tues 12th April

If you have some free time on Tuesday 12th April between 11- 3pm then come and join in the fun at this year’s ALIVE Ceremony, help make it amazing and earn yourself a voucher for free food at the same time! We need some lovely volunteers to help set up the event and hand out certificates so let us know you’re interested by dropping us an email at alive@nuigalway.ie by 1pm on Monday 11th at the latest!

Get €10 for talking about how you really feel about NUI Galway exams!

6pm-7.30pm Thursday 14th April Focus Group – sign up below and free tea/coffee & pastries will also be provided.

Sign up here.

Issue 12 of Sin Newspaper

Above is the link to the last issue of Sin newspaper this year. Well done to Jess and all the team on another great year of the paper!

SUSI Grant Applications for 2016/17 Are Now Open

More Information.

Smart Consent Workshops – With Free Food!

Your last chance to join in a free Smart Consent Workshop this year Tuesday 12th April 4-6pm (Females) , Wednesday 13th April 1-3pm (Females) and Thursday 14th April 2-4pm (Males).

Contact e.byrnes1@nuigalway.ie for further details and to book your place.

NUI Galway Alumni Association Writing Competition 2016 – Deadline Fri 21st April

  • Essay Title: University College Galway and the 1916 Rising
  • Closing Date: 5pm Friday 21st April 2016
  • Submission length and format: 600 words sent via Word Document to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie  
  • Entrants: Open to current NUI Galway students only. Please include your NUIG Student ID number.
  • How to Enter: Via email only to  studentsunion@nuigalway.ie
  • Prize: One prize of €1,000  and the winner will also appear in Cois Coribe magazine and Sin newspaper.

In conjunction with Sin Newspaper, NUI Galway Students’ Union, the Galway University Foundation and the NUI Galway College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies.

Exam Success/De-Stress Programme Mon 18th April-Fri 29th April

FREE Relaxation/De-stressing/Mindfulness

  • 11:00-11:30 Relaxation/De-Stress in The Space (upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)
  • 13:00-13:30 Mindfulness in The Space (upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)
  • 17:00-17:30 Relaxation/De-Stress in The Space (upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn)

FREE Physical Activity Programme for Exam Success

  • 09:00-09:35 Virtual Spin in the Kingfisher Ground Floor Studio D
  • 13:00-14:00 Mon & Thurs 5k Walk/Run meet outside Kingfisher
  • 13:00-15:00 Corrib Village Cages available for a kick about
  • 16:00-16:35 Virtual Body Balance in Kingfisher Upstairs Studio C

The Student Counselling Service will also have extra staff for drop in service 14:00-16:00 each day – no appointment necessary.

Complete this survey about Facebook for your chance to win an iPad mini 2!

This link below is to a survey about people’s use of Facebook, and their attitudes about products and brands.  The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and your input would be invaluable.  

If you have not already done so, click on the link and complete the survey to be in with a chance to win an iPad mini 2.  If you wish to be included in the draw, please include your student ID number, and complete the questionnaire fully.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NUIGalway_Facebook2016

For more information about the survey, please contact Dr Elaine Wallace, Marketing Discipline, J. E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway: elaine.wallace@nuigalway.ie

Maker Space Launch 1pm Monday 11th April

The new Maker Space in the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway is having its official launch at 1pm on Monday 11th April and you are invited!

There will be demos of all the equipment including: 3D printing, Maker PCs, Raspberry Pis and Arduino.

Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/maker-space-launch-tickets-24282818564

FREE Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Buddhist Monk, Gelong Thubten

Friday, 15th April in the Aula Maxima Lower, The Quad, NUIG. Classes are free and open to all students, staff and the general public

Theme: Mindfulness Using Visual Objects.

Reflection Practice: Contemplating the roots of happiness and suffering. Exploring the mechanisms of stress and the psychology of happiness.

https://www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway/

AIESEC YouthSpeak Forum

AIESEC in Ireland’s YouthSpeak Forum will be held on Friday, May 13th in Dublin; providing a platform for Irish youth to take action on the UN Global Goals with the government, corporate, and non-profit sectors. Tickets and info available at https://youthspeakie2016.eventbrite.ie, or https://facebook.com/aiesecnuig/

Green Sod Ireland presents: “We’re off to Mars – How will planet Earth survive?” 

6.30pm-8pm Thursday 21stApril in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway.

Mars is no place for the faint-hearted but it’s where we’ll have to go if we don’t wake up to the fact that Earth’s ecosystems, which give us fresh air, clean water, and life itself, are under serious threat from our modern lifestyle. Despite what some would have us believe – climate change is REAL and demands a response from us. We must act now if we are to survive! 

On Thursday 21st April Green Sod Ireland, a Galway based environmental organisation, will host an interactive workshop: What can we do…besides running away to Mars…? Light refreshments provided on arrival.

RTÉ Mojocon 50% Student Discount Ticket Offer

RTÉ Mojocon is a leading international media conference focusing on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology all in one event.For a limited time we are offering students a 50% discount based on a group of 5+

E-mail mojocon@rte.ie and send us the name of your college, your name and contact details and we will then reply giving you a discount code to use to avail of this limited time offer.

https://mojocon.rte.ie/

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 11am-2pm and  Tuesday–Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 28 31st March 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Lend us a Click Please!

We have been nominated for the People’s Choice Award in the upcoming Online Marketing in Galway Awards and we need your help to win! It just takes one click to vote with no messy registration. So if you have ever found our online stuff (including this very weekly email) informative or even mildly amusing we would love your vote! Voting closes 5pm on Friday 8th April so please spread the word.

https://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/peoples-choice/

NUI Galway Students’ Union presentsThe Big Fat Charity Table Quiz II

In aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society 8.30pm Wednesday 6th April in the College Bar.

First Prize: €200 CASH MONEY!

Table of Four €20 – Sign up now in the SU Office.

Finger food, passes for Electric/Four Four & Spot Prizes for Best Team Name, Best Dressed Team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!

Exam Timetables

Semester 2 (2015/2016)  exams are scheduled for Monday, 25th April to Wednesday, 11th May 2016 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session. More Information.

The Big Bang Party Thursday 7th April

8.30pm Thursday 7th April in the College Bar FREE ENTRY. The last big session before the end of the semester is going to a massive beach party! There’ll be laid back tunes, limbo, finger food, exotic refreshments, a raffle, Giant Jenga, spot prizes and a FREE after party in Electric.

All funds raised on the night will go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society

Need Help?

NUIG Connacht Tickets On Sale Now for following matches:

  • Connacht vs Munster 7.15pm Saturday 16th April 2016 €15
  • Connacht vs Glasgow 3pm Saturday 7th May 2016 €10

Tickets on sale from the SU Office. Student ID required for entry to matches.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling – Starts 14th April

You can book your space by calling in to the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Monday-Friday or by phoning 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card. The course fee is €40. The course dates are Thursday 14th April to Thursday 2nd June. Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm. Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm

Issue 12 of Sin Newspaper

Above is the link to the last issue of Sin newspaper this year. Well done to Jess and all the team on another great year of the paper!

SUSI Grant Applications for 2016/17 Open Tues 5th April

More Information.

Extra Study Space

We are currently organising extra study space for Study Week and the Exams. We will have details on our website shortly.

Complete this survey about Facebook for your chance to win an iPad mini 2!

This link below is to a survey about people’s use of Facebook, and their attitudes about products and brands.  The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and your input would be invaluable.  

Click on the link and complete the survey to be in with a chance to win an iPad mini 2.  If you wish to be included in the draw, please include your student ID number, and complete the questionnaire fully.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NUIGalway_Facebook2016

For more information about the survey, please contact Dr Elaine Wallace, Marketing Discipline, J. E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway: elaine.wallace@nuigalway.ie

NUIG’s Second Climate Congress: Climate Change & Ireland Tues 5th April 11.30am-5pm

We will have three interesting speakers, and some short Ignite presentations of postgraduate students from all over Ireland presenting their work.

Speakers on the event are: Professor Peadar Kirby, Professor Emeritus of International Politics and Public Policy, University of Limerick; Emer Cosgrove, Climate Leader with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project; and James Nix, Director of Brussels-based non-profit Green Budget Europe.

The event is free to attend for everyone interested and lunch will be served, but registration in advance is requested at https://tinyurl.com/jhlhvpb. The event will run from 11:30-17:00 on Tuesday 5th April in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

NUIG Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme Applications are Open

Application Deadline 5th August. More Information.

Free food and a chat!

Head to the Career Development Centre Seminar Room Thursday April 14th at 1pm. No biggie, just a relaxing hour of chatting, and sharing opinions on NUI Galway Student Services advertising! All courses welcome, you don’t even have to know about marketing or advertising J everyone who shows up gets a free €10 voucher that can be used in any of the Student’s Union operated restaurants on campus like Smokey’s.

Email lauren.hurley@nuigalway.ie by Wednesday the 6th of April to let her know you will be there, so you will get the voucher. Plenty sweets and goodies on the day too!!

Under Pressure – Blood Pressure Screening 10am-2pm Weds 6th April

A free blood pressure screening day will be taking place on Wednesday April 6th from 10am-2pm on the first floor of the Hardiman Building. We are a group of second year Biomedical Science students and are organising this event in association with Croí, to raise awareness about high blood pressure, the work of Croí in the community and the importance of knowing your blood pressure. 

Come along on the day to this FREE event to get your blood pressure measured. There will be raffle prizes on the day to thank you for your participation in our project.

Fulbright Awards Info Session

The Fulbright Awards allow you to study, research or teach in the US. There will be an information session on the awards at 2pm on Wednesday 6th April in THB G010 James Hardiman Library.

Cúirt International Festival of Literature is looking for volunteers!

If you are free in Galway 17th-24th April email siobhan@galwayartscentre.ie

NUI Galway Alumni Association Writing Competition 2016

·         €1,000 prize fund

·         Winner will also be published in Cois Coiribe & Sin Newspaper

·         Essay Title: University College Galway and the 1916 Rising

·         For more information please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

·         In conjunction with Sin Newspaper, NUI Galway Students’ Union, the Galway University Foundation and the NUI Galway College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies.

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 11am-2pm and  Tuesday–Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 27 16th March 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Exam Timetables Released TODAY

Semester 2 (2015/2016)  exams are scheduled for Monday, 25th April to Wednesday, 11th May 2016 (inclusive). Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session. More Information.

NUI Galway Students’ Union presentsThe Big Fat Charity Table Quiz II

In aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society 8.30pm Wednesday 6th April in the College Bar.

First Prize: €200 CASH MONEY!

Table of Four €20 – Sign up now in the SU Office.

Finger food, passes for Electric/Four Four & Spot Prizes for Best Team Name, Best Dressed Team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!

Need Help?

NUIG Connacht Tickets On Sale Now for following matches:

  • Connacht vs Leinster 5.15pm Saturday 26th March 2016 SOLD OUT
  • Connacht vs Munster 7.15pm Saturday 16th April 2016 €15
  • Connacht vs Glasgow 3pm Saturday 7th May 2016 €10

Tickets on sale from the SU Office. Student ID required for entry to matches.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling

You can book your space by calling in to the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm Monday-Friday or by phoning 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card. The course fee is €40. The course dates are Thursday 14th April to Thursday 2nd June. Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm. Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm

Issue 11 of Sin is out now

Read it online here

NUI Galway Students’ Union & the NUIG Science Class Reps present The Big Bang Party

8.30pm Thursday 7th April in the College Bar FREE ENTRY. The last big session before the end of the semester is going to a massive beach party! There’ll be laid back tunes, limbo, finger food, exotic refreshments, a raffle, Giant Jenga, spot prizes and a FREE after party in Electric.

All funds raised on the night will go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society

Increase in Smartphone Thefts in Galway

Make sure you protect your Smartphone by following these steps:

  1. Dial *#06# and save a screenshot of your IMEI number. Email the image to yourself.
  2. Keep your phone locked and enable the PIN security and phone finder features.
  3. Keep your phone out of public view – be streetwise.
  4. Don’t call or text while crossing the road.
  5. Don’t leave your phone behind in the car.
  6. Report phone theft or loss to the Gardaí and your service provider.

Fulbright Awards Info Session

The Fulbright Awards allow you to study, research or teach in the US. There will be an information session on the awards at 2pm on Wednesday 6th April in THB G010 James Hardiman Library.

NUI Galway Alumni Association Writing Competition 2016

·         €1,000 prize fund

·         Winner will also be published in Cois Coiribe & Sin Newspaper

·         Essay Title: University College Galway and the 1916 Rising

·         For more information please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

·         In conjunction with Sin Newspaper, NUI Galway Students’ Union, the Galway University Foundation and the NUI Galway College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies.

Scholarships Available for 11th Cinema Human Rights & Advocacy Summer School

The Summer School takes place 16th-25th June and the scholarship application deadline is 30th April. Apply here.

PhD Write Up Bursaries

A limited number of write-up bursaries are being offered to address the problems being encountered by PhD students who are near to completing their theses yet who find themselves, for whatever reason, without funding.  These write-up bursaries will be tenable for up to a three-month period and will be worth €1,000 per month.   

Completed applications (application form and form B) must be received by the College office on or before 17:00 Friday, 29 April 2016.

More Information.

NUI Galway Climate Congress 2016 Speakers Needed

This year we are hosting a competition for postgraduate and early stage researchers to showcase their research. Instead of a boring poster or long, drawn-out talk we want you to give an Ignite talk.

An Ignite talk consists of 20 slides, the slides automatically advance every 15 seconds meaning you have 5 minutes to present your research!

The theme for the Ignite talk is “New voices in Climate Change research”.

The prize for the best talk will be a certificate of your achievement plus €100! If you wish to enter please send a brief outline of your research plus the topic of your presentation to ccafs@socs.nuigalway.ie. The deadline for submission is 20/03/16 and applicants will be notified of their acceptance on 23/03/16.

Event Link.

Call for Abstracts for 5th Annual Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference (LPRC).

The closing date for abstract submissions is April 29th and these can all be sent to LPRC2016@gmail.com The conference takes place on the 25th of May. More Information.

Common Suspicious Thoughts Research Study
My name is Meagan Lynch and I am a final year student in the School of Psychology. As part of my final year research project I am examining how people respond to common suspicious thoughts. I’m inviting all students in NUI Galway to take part as I need responses from a wide range of people.

NB!  – Undergraduate Psychology students will receive course credits for taking part (1 – 3 credits) so for you this is a great way to start earning research participation credits.

If you’re interested in taking part, please contact me for further information – m.lynch21@nuigalway.ie

Ravelóid Early Bird Ticket Offer Ends this Friday

Ravelóid is a new unique summer festival in which people will come together to celebrate today’s Irish language culture – music, dance, comedy, drama, sport, literature and more – and to enjoy the wonder and diversity of our beautiful world. The Festival takes place 10th & 11th June in Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Dublin. More info.

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Second Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

Everyone excited? Only one week left until the Conference. We are looking forward to meeting all students who have been working hard on their wonderful research ideas that will be shared next Wednesday, the 23rd of March. Those who are still undecided, we hope you have been encouraged by the extended date for the submission of the abstracts, which is now Friday, the 18th of March. Also, those of you who are thinking of attending without presenting, please come along to support your fellow students from across a range of disciplines and get immersed in a well of inspiration, brainstorming, and researching.

We want to thank you all for your hard work that you have dedicated to researching and preparing for the Conference and also your interest in coming along and attending. Don’t forget the date to submit the abstracts, if you haven’t done it yet. Whether you are presenting or not, we would ask you each to register to attend on the website. If you have any questions or queries don’t hesitate to contact us: undergradconference@nuigalway.ie.

Participants Wanted for TV Show

We are currently looking for outgoing pairs who would like to get involved in this new exciting series! We are looking for all sorts of couples who want to have an honest conversation and find out the answers to those questions on their mind:

  • Exes
  • Current Couples
  • Potential couples (online daters, friends who might want more etc.)

Email us now at 20questions@truenorth.tv to find out more.

Vote for Us in the Best of Galway Awards!

The Students’ Union has been nominated for a few categories in the Best of Galway Awards. It you have two minutes to spare we would love you to vote for us. You just need to log on to https://www.bestofgalway.com/ and vote for us before midnight on Thursday 24th of March. You can vote for us in the following categories:

  • Best Galway Service Provider
  • Best Galway Retailer
  • Best Galway Pub
  • Best Galway Restaurant/Café

Darkness Into Light 2016 4.15am Saturday 7th May

Registration is now open https://dil.pieta.ie/ Raising funds for Pieta House.

Easter Holiday Arrangements

  • Lectures/Teaching:  Please note that teaching (for students other than Clinical Medical Students) ends on Sat 19th March and resumes on Mon 4th April until Sat 16th April.
  • Field Trips: Field Trips where relevant take place Mon 21st March-Weds 23rd March and Weds 30th March – Fri 1st April.
  •  James Hardiman Library: Closed Fri 25th March – Mon 28th March inclusive. 
  • The Reading Room: Open as usual over the Easter. 
  • Student Health Unit: Closed Thurs 24th March -Tues 29th March inclusive.
  • Students’ Union Office: Closed Thurs 24th March-Tues 29th March inclusive. 
  • Students’ Union Cloakroom: Closing at 18:30 on Weds 16th March and will reopen at 09:00 on Mon 4th of April
  • Students’ Union Engineering Desk: Closing at 15:00 on Weds 16th March and will reopen 11:00-14:00 on Mon 4th of April
  • The College Bar: Closed Thurs 24th – Mon 28th March inclusive. Opening Hours Tues 29th March-Fri 1st April 08:30-18:00 with Deli Service only. 
  • Smokey’s Café: Thurs 24th 08:30-18:00. Closed Fri 25th to Mon 28th March inclusive. Tues 29th to Thurs 31st March 08:30-20:00.
  • Caife na Gaeilge: Mon 21st – Weds 23rd 09:00-15:00. Closed Thurs 24th March – Sun 3rd April inclusive. Reopens Mon 4th April 09:00-15:00.
  • The SU Shop: Thurs 24th March 08:00-17:00, Closed Fri 25th March- Mon 28th March inclusive.
  • The Wall Café: Closed Sun 27th March. Mon 28th March 11:00-15:00.
  • Academic Writing Centre: Closing for Easter on Fri 18th March and re-opening on Mon 4th April

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday

The following will be closed on Saint Patrick’s Day Thursday 17th of March:

The Library, the Academic Writing Centre, the SU Office, the SU Shop, the Student Health Unit, the College Bar, Caife na Gaeilge and Smokey’s Café.

The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours 10:00-15:00. The Reading Room will be open as usual.

The SU Cloakroom and the SU Engineering Desk will both close on Wednesday 16th March and reopen on Monday 4th April after St. Patrick’s Day & Easter.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

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 11am-2pm and  Tuesday–Friday 11am-3pm.

The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz II

News & Events

652-Big-Fat-Quiz-IIIn aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society

8.30pm Wednesday 6th April in the College Bar

First Prize: €200 CASH MONEY!

Table of Four €20 – Sign up now in the SU Office

Finger food, passes for Electric/Four Four & Spot Prizes for Best Team Name, Best Dressed Team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!