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SU Weekly Email 26 10th March 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

VOTE TODAY!

Today you are asked to vote to elect your SU Part Time Officers for 2016/17. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations are in the following locations and you need your NUIG ID with you to vote:

  • An Bhialann 10am-7pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-4pm
  • Remote Vote 10am-8pm on SU Website (for those who registered before midnight last night)

Society Auditors please note that you may only vote for the SU Societies Chairperson in An Bhialann 10am-6pm or at the auditors meeting in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 6pm-7pm or in Áras na Mac Léinn 7pm-8pm.

Club Captains please note you may only vote for the SU Clubs Captain in An Bhialann 10am-1pm & 2pm-7pm or at the Captains meeting 1pm-2pm upstairs in the Sports Unit.

Remote Vote option is not available for Socs Chair or Clubs Captain election.

#NUIGSU16

Easter Break & Teaching

Please note that teaching (for students other than Clinical Medical Students) ends on Saturday 19th March and resumes on Monday 4th of April until Saturday 16th of April. Field Trips where relevant take place Monday 21st March-Wednesday 23rd March and Wednesday 30th March – Friday 1st April. More Information.

#NUIGSU16 Election Results so far

Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union Sabbatical officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are: President Jimmy McGovern, Vice-President/Education Officer Cathal Sherlock and Vice-President/Welfare Officer Daniel Khan. Aaron Reeves was also elected as your SU Council Chair for the year ahead. The students of NUI Galway also voted that the Students’ Union will now actively support the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use. The students of NUI Galway also voted that the Students’ Union will now condemn the direct provision system which is inhumane and denies asylum seekers their basic rights and call for its abolition and replacement with a system which respects the human rights of asylum seekers. In line with policy supported by the Migrant Rights Centre and other concerned NGOs.

NUIG Connacht Tickets On Sale Now for following matches:

  • Connacht vs Leinster 5.15pm Saturday 26th March 2016 €15
  • 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.

Need Free Legal Advice?

FLAC Society are running Free Legal Advice Clinics every Tuesday Evening from 6.30 – 8pm in The Wellness Centre, Áras na Mac Léinn. All welcome, whatever the issue.

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

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.

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

NUIG Becomes Hogwarts this Weekend

PotterFest at NUI Galway.

Free One-hour Exam Preparation Workshop

18:30-19:30 Tuesday 15th March in Room GO11 in the main Library lobby beside the soft seating. No need to book, all are welcome! Learn how to: Focus, Prioritise, Plan and Remain Calm

NUIG 5k 6pm Tuesday 22nd March

The NUIG Sports Office are organising a free timed 5K for all students and staff who wish to participate. Open to all levels of ability. More information.

FREE Workshops with the Academic Writing Centre

Workshop 1: ‘How to Plan, Structure and Write an Essay’ 5pm Friday 11th March 2016

Register Here.

Workshop 2: ‘The Complete Essay Writing Process’ 4pm Monday, 14 March 2016

Register Here.

Note: The AWC will remain open until 18 March 2016 and will re-open after the Easter break, on 4 April.

The Crisis of Mental Health in Ireland: It’s time for radical change 

At 7pm on Wednesday 23rd March, NUI Galway will be delighted to welcome Niall Breslin, better known as ‘Bressie’, and Dr Paul D’Alton, Clinical Psychologist to discuss current challenges and the future of mental health in Ireland. The event will be chaired by Dr Jonathan Egan, School of Psychology, NUIG and is free of charge. 

More Information.

Have you volunteered this year?

Add it to your CV with the NUI Galway Presidential Award for Volunteering from President Jim Browne – Apply Now!  All volunteering at home, on campus, in Galway or international is recognized. Just log on with your student ID and password to tell us all about it and then come celebrate!

Please note the application deadline is over Easter Break! Apply online at www.nuigalway.ie/alive by the deadline of Monday 29th March 2016, 5.00pm.  To connect with the Presidential Award organisers please email alive@nuigalway.ie for advice and any questions.  The Ceremony will be held after Easter during the last week of term on Tuesday 12th April at 11:30am in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway.

Updated Engineering Desk Opening Hours

Please note that the Students’ Union desk in the Engineering Building will now be open Monday 11am-2pm and Tuesday-Friday 11am-3pm.

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

Only two weeks left until the Conference! The date is fast approaching and we are getting very excited about all the fantastic research ideas that will be shared on the day. Come along and explore research skills from all disciplines as well as meeting like-minded people to get inspired. For those of you thinking of presenting we have extended our deadline for submitting abstracts to next Friday, 18th of March.

We believe that everyone can make a change; it depends on your motivation and the hard work that you put behind your unique ideas. So keep up the good work and we are looking forward to meeting all of you soon. Also, if you present your idea and/or attend the conference, please make sure you register on the website. Contact us at undergrad.conference@nuigalway.ie for any questions or queries.

Have a great idea for an app, product or service?

Apply to The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition by April 7th at https://www.theirelandfunds.org/bpc

Candidates will have an opportunity to develop their business ideas and compete for a chance to win up to €16,000 in cash prizes and other supports.

 

Are you in Galway? Do you walk or cycle to college? Do you feel safe?

If yes, this is the study for you. This study is looking at Galway’s walking and cycling infrastructure through using the app Strava to monitor peoples travel patterns across Galway and ultimately highlighting infrastructural deficits in the city.

If you wish to participate in the study, you can do the survey here. On completion of the survey, you will receive an email telling you how you can record trips. 

Thank you so much for your time, it is appreciated. If you would like more information you can email galwaystravavolunteers@nuigalway.ie

Sin Newspaper Issue 10: The Election Special

Read all about it here.

Need Help?

Exam Timetables Released 4pm Weds 16th March

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.

Darkness Into Light 2016 4.15am Saturday 7th May

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

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.

SU Weekly Email 25 3rd March 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

VOTE TODAY!

Make sure you vote today to elect the SU President, Vice-President/Education Officer & Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2016/17. Voting also takes place today in the two referenda. Bring your College ID and vote in the following locations:

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

If you registered for a Remote Vote you must log on to www.su.nuigalway.ie to vote between 10am-8pm today.

The vote count will take place tomorrow Friday 4th March in the View from 9.30am. Follow us on Twitter @NUIGSU for live updates on the #NUIGSU16 count action!

Repeat Exam Fee Increase Update

Following the SU Council meeting on Monday night the Students’ Union opposes the increase in the repeat exam fees as circulated by Mary Dooley last Thursday. The Students’ Union will lobby for a reverse of this fee and for a pay per module scheme with a cap of the original fee of €195. This is “in line” with other Irish universities. 

Sin Newspaper Issue 10: The Election Special

Read all about it here.

Charity Comedy Gig: Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke €5 THIS MONDAY!

Our last NUI Galway Students’ Union comedy gig is Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly, Hardy Bucks) and Fred Cooke (The Fear) at 8pm on Monday 7th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 with all proceeds going to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. Tickets will be on sale soon from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

Need Help?

Vodafone Campus Tour TODAY from 10.30am

Vodafone College Campus Tour will be in Áras na Mac Léinn NUIG TODAY Thursday 3rd March from 10:30am-4pm. Try the Grab and Win game on the day where you can win Spotify vouchers, top up vouchers and Power Banks.

Part Time SU Officer election nominations are now CLOSED!

Nominations are now closed for the part time voluntary SU Officer Positions of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality Officer, Societies Chair, Clubs’ Captain, Mature Students Officer and the five College Convenors for 2016/17. The election will take place next Thursday 10th March 10am-8pm.

#NUIGSU16

Exam Timetables Released 4pm Weds 16th March

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.

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

SU Council Chair ElectionResult

Congratulations to Aaron Reeves who was elected SU Council Chairperson for 2016/17 on Monday.

NUIG Connacht Tickets On Sale Now for following matches:

  • Connacht vs Leinster 5.15pm Saturday 26th March 2016 €15
  • 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.

Digital Champions Create Workshop

A fun, interactive and hands-on FREE workshop where you’ll get the chance to create your own video and audio resources! Tuesday March 8th at 12 noon in the CELT Studio (Arts Millennium Building)

www.DigiChampsNUIG.com

Need Free Legal Advice?

FLAC Society are running Free Legal Advice Clinics every Tuesday Evening from 6.30 – 8pm in The Wellness Centre, Áras na Mac Léinn. All welcome, whatever the issue.

Calling All Student Parents!

As part of our Explore project, Accommodating Babies on Campus (ABC), we are asking you to take part in a new initiative in NUI Galway which aims to find out more about the experience of student parents and students who are pregnant. So, let us know what you think by completing our two minute survey! We’d love to hear from you so if you need any more information or would like to get involved with ABC please contact me at r.underwood1@nuigalway.ie.

SURVEY LINK

Good Morning NUIG – FREE Events!

A series of early morning dance classes, fitness and meditation workshops designed to get your day off to a positive start running until the 15th of March.

More Information.

Laurence McKeown in conversation with Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh  6.30pm TONIGHT

On the 35th anniversary of the Republican Hunger Strike of 1981, Laurence McKeown – Irish author, playwright, screenwriter, and former volunteer in the IRA, who took part to the 1981 Hunger Strike, will be interviewed by Doctor Niall Ó Dochartaigh. The discussion will be around the theme of memory, commemoration and the legacy of the past.  

More Information.

Looking for male students to take part in a 15 minute Psychology study!
Male students required for a quick 15 minute Psychology study on personality and behaviour. All participants will get a FREE €5 voucher for the Bialann!
If you wish to take part in the study, you can sign up directly via the following link or by emailing me at s.madden8@nuigalway.ie

Apply now to be a 2016/17 CÉIM Student Leader – develop new skills, boost your CV and expand your network!
CÉIM is an academic peer support programme initiated by NUI Galway Students’ Union to help 1st years settle in quickly to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, develop new skills and meet new people.

We’re currently looking for the following students to volunteer as CÉIM student leaders:
(1) 1st year Engineering students – apply by Tues, 8 March 2016
(2) 1st year students planning to study the BA in Law in 2nd year – apply by Mon, 29 Feb 2016
(3) 2nd year BA in Law students – apply by Mon, 29 Feb 2016

Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

National Tree Week Talk 1.10pm Tues 8th March

To celebrate National Tree Week, Laura O’ Connor, NUI Galway gardener, will give a talk on the newly planted trees on campus at 1.10pm on Tuesday 8th March at the side of Engineering Building. Information on planting, maintenance and identification will be covered. All tree lovers and huggers welcome! More info from laura.oconnor@nuigalway.ie

Are you in Galway? Do you walk or cycle to college? Do you feel safe?

If yes, this is the study for you. This study is looking at Galway’s walking and cycling infrastructure through using the app Strava to monitor peoples travel patterns across Galway and ultimately highlighting infrastructural deficits in the city.

If you wish to participate in the study, you can do the survey here. On completion of the survey, it will link you to a document which brings you step by step through the process of downloading and using Strava for this study.

Thank you so much for your time. If you would like more information you can email galwaystravavolunteers@nuigalway.ie

Mindfulness Classes for all Students with Tibetan Buddhist Monk, Gelong Thubten
Wednesday, 9th March in the Aula Maxima Lower. Class Title: Deepening our Mindfulness through the technique of Breathing followed by a reflection practice on – Cause and Effect – the importance of ethical living

To register attendance and for further information visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway
For those attending for the first time, there is an opportunity to cover the previous two sessions from January and February at the 12pm Beginners class.

Class Schedule for Wednesday, 9 March, 2016:

  • 8.15am – 9:00am
  • 10.45am – 11.30am
  • 12:00pm – 12.45pm (Beginners)
  • 13.15pm – 14:00pm
  • 17: 00pm – 17:45pm

Community Attitude Survey

We are second year Biomedical Science students in NUIG. We would be very grateful if you could fill out our survey. We are hoping to analyse community attitudes towards mental health as part of a Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) project in conjunction with the charity Positive Mental Health. This survey is short and completely anonymous so please answer the questions honestly. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Please Note: throughout this survey questions will reference “mental illness”, this refers to any type of Mental Health issue.

Please find the link to our survey here.

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

Only three weeks left until the Conference! We hope to see all of you there to present or attend in the inspiring and stimulating environment of our 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference. Also don’t forget, there are just two weeks left until Tuesday the 15th of March to submit your abstracts. We are looking forward to hearing ideas and research options that you have in mind. Explore your interests and the university facilities to carry out research for your project. The conference will give you the scope to learn, grow and encourage one another from all disciplines.

We believe that undergraduate students have a lot to contribute in the academic research fields. If you wish to present your idea and/or attend the conference, please make sure you register on the website. Also if you have any questions or queries don’t hesitate to contact us: undergrad.conference@nuigalway.ie.

Male Students under 25 Required for Study

I am conducting research as part of my final year Psychology degree and wish to invite all male students under the age of 25 who currently hold a driver’s licence to take part in a study “Examining driving behaviour in a simulated environment” The study takes place in the Psychology building and shouldn’t last longer than 40 minutes. 

Students who take part will receive a free €5 voucher for An Bhialann  and will get to experience driving in the Psychology department’s state of the art driving simulator!

If you have any queries or wish to take part, email me at k.tijunaitis1@nuigalway.ie.

Interested in winning stuff just by walking around the place?

Registration is now open for the 2016 Marchathon.

1. Register your team of 3 on the website below.

2. Team takes 10,000 steps each day 7-11 March.

3. You WIN STUFF!

www.marchathon.ie

Need some space?

Workbench Galway, a free, drop in co-working space is located on the 1st floor of the Bank of Ireland in Mainguard Street, Galway. Workbench Galway offers state of the art workspace facilities including a free co-working space for up to 12 start-up businesses which is open 9am–5pm Monday–Wednesday, and 9am–8pm Thursday and Fridays. It has free WiFi, coffee and tea for anyone using the space.

Startups can also make use of the workbench for meetings and breakout sessions with two meeting rooms, a boardroom and an informal seating area with screens that can be used for presentations or utilised as a marketing tool to promote upcoming events.  Other services offered to businesses from Workbench Galway include space to exhibit and present products from or to hold private client or staff meetings and the area is also available for businesses to hold breakfast or evening events from. For more information contact: annie.claffey@boi.com

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the Direct Provision System – Vote TODAY

On Thursday 3rd March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union condemns the Direct Provision System for asylum seekers.

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

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“The Students’ Union condemns the direct provision system which is inhumane and denies asylum seekers their basic rights and calls for its abolition and replacement with a system which respects the human rights of asylum seekers. In line with policy supported by the Migrant Rights Centre and other concerned NGOs”

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use – Vote TODAY

On Thursday 3rd March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.

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 actively supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.”

Apply now to be a 2016/17 CÉIM Student Leader – develop new skills, boost your CV and expand your network!
CÉIM is an academic peer support programme initiated by NUI Galway Students’ Union to help 1st years settle in quickly to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, develop new skills and meet new people.

We’re currently looking for the following students to volunteer as CÉIM student leaders:
(1) 1st year Engineering students – apply by Tues, 8 March 2016
(2) 1st year students planning to study the BA in Law in 2nd year – apply by Mon, 29 Feb 2016
(3) 2nd year BA in Law students – apply by Mon, 29 Feb 2016

Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

Strictly Scrum Dancing 

As a part of the 100minds project we are organising a Tag Rugby Tournament in order to raise money for ChildLine. Every cent is going directly to the charity and if you can’t make the event there is an after-party in Electric that night and wristbands are on sale in the Students’ Union office for €5. More Information.

Celebrate Chinese New Year This Sunday

Join the NUI Galway Chinese Society for their Chinese New Year Celebration Gala at 6.30pm on Sunday 6th March, in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact chinese@socs.nuigalway.ie

Strictly Come DanSoc Wednesday 9th March

Tickets are on sale now for Strictly Come DanSoc on Wednesday 9th of March and two of the Students’ Union team will be taking part in the event to raise money for the SU Charities. Rebecca our SU Education Officer and Noelle from the College Bar will both be busting moves and throwing shapes so please some along and support the event if you can! More 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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

SU Weekly Email 23 18th February 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Full Time SU Officer election nominations are now open!

Nominations are now open for the three, paid, full time SU Officer Positions for President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2016/17. Nomination forms can be collected from the SU Office or downloaded from our websitehere

Nominations close at 5pm next Wednesday 24th of February at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

If you are thinking about running for election have a look at our Election Information Packhere.

#NUIGSU16

Charity Comedy Gig: Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke €5

Our last NUI Galway Students’ Union comedy gig is Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly, Hardy Bucks) and Fred Cooke (The Fear) at 8pm on Monday 7th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 with all proceeds going to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. Tickets will be on sale soon from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

Student Survey Closes at 5pm This SUNDAY

Please make sure you complete the national Student Survey before 5pm this Sunday. This is your chance to make a big difference to life at NUI Galway and you could also win an iPad Air! The survey only takes 8 minutes.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduate
  • Taught Postgraduates

Click on www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey before the 21st of February.

SU Council Chair Election #NUIGSU16

Nominations will are now OPEN for the position of SU Council Chair for 2016/17.

Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 22nd February 2016 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year on Monday 29th of February 2016. 

Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election. More Information.

Notice of Referendum on Students’ Union position on the Direct Provision System.

On Thursday 3 March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union condemns the Direct Provision System for asylum seekers.

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

Do you agree with the following proposition:

“The Students’ Union condemns the direct provision system which is inhumane and denies asylum seekers their basic rights and calls for its abolition and replacement with a system which respects the human rights of asylum seekers. In line with policy supported by the Migrant Rights Centre and other concerned NGOs”

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

Notice of Referendum on Students’ Union position on the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use.

On Thursday 3rd March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.

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 actively supports the decriminalisation of drugs solely for personal use.”

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

How to Vote in the Referendums on Thursday 3rd March 2016

  1. In Person at a Polling Station

Polling Stations will be open on campus from 10:00am to 8:00pm. To vote at a polling station you must present your NUI Galway ID. No other form of ID will suffice.Locations and opening hours of each Polling Station are available on the Students’ Union website.

  1. Remote Vote

Students must register before midnight on Wednesday 2nd March. Once registered students can then cast their vote online during polling hours. To register for Remote Vote, logon to the SU website www.su.nuigalway.ie

Apply now to be a 2016/17 CÉIM Student Leader – develop new skills, boost your CV and expand your network!
CÉIM is an academic peer support programme initiated by NUI Galway Students’ Union to help 1st years settle in quickly to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, develop new skills and meet new people.

We’re currently looking for the following students to volunteer as CÉIM student leaders:
(1) 1st year Engineering students – apply by Tues, 8 March 2016
(2) 1st year students planning to study the BA in Law in 2nd year – apply by Mon, 29 Feb 2016
(3) 2nd year BA in Law students – apply by Mon, 29 Feb 2016

Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

Focus Group Participants Required 2pm TODAY– FREE PIZZA!

Galway is applying to be the 2019 European Youth Capital and we need your help! We want the chance to show Europe how amazing Galway is for young people and in the process make Galway even more amazing for young people. We will be holding one hour focus groups, with free lunch thrown in,  to get your thoughts and opinions on all things Galway. If you wish to take part please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your name, phone number and the group that suits you best to attend:

  • 2pm-3pm Thursday 18th February

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 20 Spaces Left!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 5th of March in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

NUIG Connacht Tickets On Sale Now for following matches:

  • Connacht vs Ospreys 7.35pm Saturday 27th February 2016 €10
  • Connacht vs Leinster 5.15pm Saturday 26th March 2016 €15
  • 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 and the SU Engineering Desk. Student ID required for entry to matches.

Need Legal Advice?

Free Legal Advice Clinics every Tuesday evening from 6.30 – 8pm in The Wellness Centre in the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn. All welcome, whatever the issue. 

SU Charity Aquathon Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to poor entry numbers, we have had to cancel the NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon this year. Participants who had already registered have been offered spaces on the SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb instead

Free Once-Off Workshops to get you Exam Ready

  • Coping with Stress: 5pm-6.30pm Tuesday 23rd February
  • Presentation Skills: 6pm-8pm Tuesday 1st March
  • Procrastination: 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 8th March        
  • Exam Preparation Skills: 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 15th March
  • Exam Preparation Skills: 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 5th April
  • Coping with Stress: 5pm-6.30pm Tuesday 5th April           

Further information and booking aisling.battersby@nuigalway.ie

Provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

Postgraduate Reading Group: Feminist and Queer Theory (Gender ARC and Centre for Global Women’s Studies) 

All postgraduate students are welcome to take part in this open and casual reading group, meeting throughout the semester every 2-3 weeks to discuss a single specific work from feminist and queer academic inquiry. Our next meeting is in R1001 in the Hardiman Research Building on Wednesday 24 February from 4-5pm, and we will be discussing a chapter from Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble. Again all are welcome! 

To take part and for more information please contact: Amie Lajoie, a.lajoie1@nuigalway.ie

Laurence McKeown in conversation with Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh  

On the 35th anniversary of the Republican Hunger Strike of 1981, Laurence McKeown – Irish author, playwright, screenwriter, and former volunteer in the IRA, who took part to the 1981 Hunger Strike, will be interviewed by Doctor Niall Ó Dochartaigh. The discussion will be around the theme of memory, commemoration and the legacy of the past.  More information.

Give Blood this Sunday

Blood Donor Clinic Sunday 21st of February 11.30am-3pm in the Menlo Park Hotel Galway www.giveblood.ie

Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway and Core Theatre College present The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, Galway February 17th – 20th, 8pm Tickets €10/€8 available at SocsBox (091 492852) & HERE.  

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 23rd February in the Aula Maxima (Lower) See times of classes below:

10:45am – 11:30am – All Students Welcome
12:00pm – 12:45pm – All Students Welcome

13:15pm – 14:00pm Students – All Students Welcome
Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis

Pre-registration required visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mindfulness-classes-relaxation-and-confidence-tickets-20726768322

For further information on NUI Galway Mindful Way visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway

Sin Newspaper Issue 9

Read it online here.

Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards Competition Deadline Extended Until 31ST March 2016.

Winners from the four age categories will receive an iPad mini and the overall winner will receive a prize of €2,000. Winners will also have their work published on drugs.ie.

You will find examples of previous winners and full competition details at www.drugs.ie/awards or by contacting awards@drugs.ie.

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

Present your own research ideas this 23rd of March at our 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference. Do you have fields of interests that you would like to explore? Do not wait for a PhD, start your research now, as an undergraduate student! We want to help you present your own perspective in a friendly, yet academic environment. We need people like you, who can inspire and open new doors in the research community. To present or attend, please register on the website.

We are also looking for volunteers to help organise the event. Digital badges will be awarded for people who attend, present and organise. A perfect touch on your CV while you grow, explore and learn new research skills. To contact us: undergradconference@nuigalway.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 – Friday 11am-3pm.

 

SU Weekly Email 22 11th February 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

March at 1pm TODAY

Join us to march from the Aula Maxima NUI Galway to City Hall at 1pm today Thursday 11th February. We are supporting: sustainable transport solutions instead of N6GCTP, social housing policy improvements, and affordable student accommodation.

Will You Shave or Dye this Tuesday?

NUI Galway Shave or Dye will take place on Tuesday 16th of February and we need volunteers to donate their heads to be shaved or dyed on the day. We also need volunteers to help out with the promotion and running of the event. All funds raised on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

If you want to get involved please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Charity Comedy Gig: Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke

Our last NUI Galway Students’ Union comedy gig is Kevin McGahern (Republic of Telly, Hardy Bucks) and Fred Cooke (The Fear) at 8pm on Monday 7th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 with all proceeds going to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. Tickets will be on sale soon from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

By-Election of Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics: Vote on Monday

Election Day polling: 11am-3pm Monday 15th February in the foyer of the Engineering Building. Only students of the College of Engineering & Informatics can vote in this election. You must bring College ID to vote. 

Remote Vote: If you won’t be on campus to vote on Monday 15th February you can register for a REMOTE VOTE until midnight Sunday 14th of February. You can then vote online on the SU Website 11am-3pm Monday 15th February. 

Focus Group Participants Required – FREE PIZZA!

Galway is applying to be the 2019 European Youth Capital and we need your help! We want the chance to show Europe how amazing Galway is for young people and in the process make Galway even more amazing for young people. We will be holding one hour focus groups, with free lunch thrown in,  to get your thoughts and opinions on all things Galway. If you wish to take part please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your name, phone number and the group that suits you best to attend:

  • 12pm-1pm Friday 12th February
  • 1pm-2pm Wednesday 17th February
  • 2pm-3pm Thursday 18th February

SU Council Chair Election #NUIGSU16

Nominations will open at 10am on Monday 15th February 2016 for the position of SU Council Chair for 2016/17.

Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 22nd February 2016 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year on Monday 29th of February 2016. 

Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election. More Information.

Give Blood at NUIG next week

12pm-3.30pm Tuesday 16th February, Wednesday 17th February and Thursday 18th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. www.giveblood.ie

Less than 5 minutes could give you a chance to win one of five €50 top ups on your Students’ Union card.

We are carrying out a review of our current food and beverage services on campus to ensure that we are offering the best possible service and value for money to you the students. Completing this short questionnaire is your opportunity to have your voice heard and to make a difference to your experience of student life on campus. The date for completion of all questionnaires is next Wednesday the 17th February.

Click on this link to complete this short questionnaire: https://sunuig.typeform.com/to/zMqWnv

Do Comhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

Sin Newspaper Issue 9

Read it online here.

Complete the National Student Survey – win an iPad Air

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 Air! It only takes 8 minutes and it will make a big difference to life at NUI Galway. There is one iPad Air to be won each week at NUIG.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduate
  • Taught Postgraduates

Click on www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey before the 21st of February.

Connacht Tickets

€10 NUIG Student Tickets now on sale in the SU & SU Engineering desk for Connacht vs Ospreys 7.35pm Saturday 27th February Main Stand.

NUI Galway Cancer Research & Awareness EveningTONIGHT

There will be a free Cancer Research and Awareness evening 7pm-9pm Thursday 11th February in Áras Moyola. All are welcome. For more information contact nuigalwaycanceraware@gmail.com

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 30 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 5th of March in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Life Skills Courses – Learn CFR next week

  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 18th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

SU Charity Aquathon – Registration Deadline 5pm this Friday! 

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and The Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

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

Do you have an interest in research, but you are an undergraduate student? This is your chance to be part of a life-changing experience. Come along this 23rd of March to our 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and meet like-minded people who want to inspire, go the extra mile and consequently contribute to their research field. If you want to attend or present, register on the website.

Also, enthusiastic volunteers are welcome to be part of the organising committee which is a wonderful opportunity to learn life skills and a great addition to your CV as you receive an ALIVE certificate for your participation! Get in touch, you can make the change. To contact us:  nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

Memorial Musical Concert for Eniola Adekeye (BA Connect Children’s Studies) this Sunday 5pm

There will be a memorial musical concert for NUI Galway student Eniola Adekeye (nee Adebisi) at 5pm this Sunday 14th of February in St Nicholas Collegiate Church. All proceeds go to Cope Galway and Mabweni Diocesan Project to build new classrooms for a girls’ Masai Secondary School in Kenya. Performers include: St Nicholas School & Church choirs, Galway Baroque singers, Bel Canto, Cois Cladaigh, Tribal Chamber Choir, Cormac Begley & Gary Hastings.

FREE Presentation Skills Workshop

Free 2 hour Presentation Skills Workshop Wednesday Feb 17th 6 – 8pm Room THB GO11. Contact mailto:james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie or just show up on the night

Take Part in NUIG Sleep Paralysis Survey

The Sleep Paralysis (SP) study is up and running and we’d be grateful if all students could respond! The study is exploring personality and cognitive factors that may influence SP episodes, though you don’t need to have had an SP experience to take part. We’re trying to run the biggest study in this field in Ireland, so if you have half an hour or so, please fill out the survey below. Again, you don’t need to have had SP to take part; all responses will be appreciated. If you’ve any questions you can contact me at R.soper1@nuigalway.ie

Click here to complete survey.

NB. If you’re a 1st or 2nd year psychology student you can get 2 credits for taking part in this study by signing up for it through the Sona website at https://nuigalway.sona-systems.com/default.aspx. Once you complete the survey, credits will be administered in due course.  

KEY Ideas Workshop | Your Vision for Ireland 2016 – 2021 this Saturday

KEY Ideas + Decisions is a voter empowerment initiative designed by young people for the young people of Ireland. 
We want to give young people in Galway-West/South-Mayo a chance to come together and define their priorities for change in Irish society in a specially designed workshop which takes place 11am-4pm this Saturday in G036, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building. More information and registration.

There will be a launch of the initiative in and workshop findings on Saturday evening 7pm-8pm in Monroe’s and all are welcome: https://www.facebook.com/events/802229733240131/

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 23rd February in the Aula Maxima (Lower) See times of classes below:

10:45am – 11:30am – All Students Welcome
12:00pm – 12:45pm – All Students Welcome

13:15pm – 14:00pm Students – All Students Welcome
Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis

Pre-registration required visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mindfulness-classes-relaxation-and-confidence-tickets-20726768322

For further information on NUI Galway Mindful Way visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway

An Evening with Sonia O’ Sullivan

A fun and interactive evening not to be missed with one of Ireland’s greatest athletes. A talk with Sonia will be followed with open Q&A session and photo opportunities. Sonia’s talk will  preceded by expert presentations on Smart Training/Injury Prevention/ Nutrition for younger athletes. This event is being organised by Cradock Performance in conjunction with Connacht Schools Athletics Association as part of the celebrations of 100 years of Irish Schools Athletics. Tickets are €10 for adults/€5 for students and U18s. Tickets can be purchased online here.  

This is a not for profit evening with all proceeds going to Connacht Schools Athletics Association and the development of grass roots athletics in Connacht.

Survey about Irish university students’ attitudes towards job interviews in Ireland

The survey is ONLY for Irish students, for example exchange students cannot unfortunately take part in this. Completing the survey should take about 15 minutes of a respondent’s time, possibly less. These responses are my primary data, so I value and appreciate every single response. All respondents will remain anonymous, I will not ask for any personal information which could help identify anyone.

Complete the Survey.

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.

 

NUIG SU Charity Comedy Gig – Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke

News & Events

636-SU-Charity-Comedy-PosterNUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Comedy Gig – Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke 8pm Monday 7th of March

The current Heads of State in RTEs Republic of Telly and The Fear: Kevin McGahern and Fred Cooke, have decided to address the nation this March, live from NUI Galway!

Our last NUI Galway Comedy gig of the year is Kevin McGahern & Fred Cooke at 8pm on Monday 7th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Tickets on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.

Having carved out a niche for themselves in Irish Comedy circuit, they have agreed to enlighten a nation by answering the big questions facing modern Irish society….why should you never give Jay-z the satisfaction of a sideways glance? Just how sound are Irish guards? Is Fred’s sex life just like his driving situation: he has L plates and has to be accompanied by a fully licensed driver?

Kevin Mc Gahern is best known for his work on RTÉ’s flagship sketch show and for playing Sim Card in massive Irish hit comedy Hardy Bucks, McGahern has also been cutting his teeth on the Irish stand-up circuit, earning the respect of even the most grizzled of professionals.

Fred Cooke is known for his musical work on the Republic of Telly, The Fear, and now his New Reality Bites Show “Operation Transportation (Highway to Kells)”.

Don’t miss their one night collaboration When 2 become 1 in NUI Galway!

“Sharply written, brilliantly performed” – totally Dublin

“Gas bastard” – The Rubberbandits

“I love Fred Cooke. He has the real spirit of the Clown in him” – Tommy Tiernan

“Fred Cooke better make sure I’m headlining” – Kevin Mc Gahern. 

NUIG Shave or Dye 2016

News & Events

Shave or DyeNUI Galway Shave or Dye is back in the College Bar 1pm-6pm on Tuesday 16th of February 

We are asking staff and students to get involved and either:

1. Shave their heads
2. Dye their hair 
3. Volunteer to help raise funds on the day. 
or 
4. Just turn up on the day to support the event. 

All funds raised will go to Irish Cancer Society and THE GRAFTON BARBER will be looking after our heads on the day! 

To sign up call in to the Students’ Union Office or email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

More information is available HERE

 

 

SU Weekly Email 21 4th February 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

NUIG SU Galway West-South Mayo General Election Hustings 6pm TONIGHT

We are hosting a General Election Hustings from 6pm tonight Thursday 4th of February in AM250 the O’Heocha Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building. This is your chance to meet and question the Galway West-South Mayo Candidates about why they are running for election and why they think you should vote for them. There are 10 candidates confirmed to attend tonight and we will be live tweeting the hustings @NUIGSU #MakeASmartVote More Information.

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day This Saturday

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out 3pm -5pm.

NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week 8-12 February

Monday 8th February

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5. NEW SHOW! 

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 9th February

11am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

12pm-3pm Sexual Health Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Wednesday 10th February

1pm-2pm  ‘Pornography; the good, the bad and the ugly’ An interactive workshop, designed to enable participants to think critically about the messages portrayed in pornography in The View, Áras Na Mac Léinn. Lunch will be provided.

5pm-7pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension. 

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed. NUI Galway student ID required. 

Thursday 11th February

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Males) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

6pm-7pm ‘Asking For It’ – Book Club Session. Readings and discussion on the award winning novel ‘Asking For It’ by Louise O’Neill, exploring the complex issue of sexual consent. Attendees are not required to have read the book. Meeting Room 1 Áras na Mac Léinn. Food and refreshments will be provided.

8pm Lit & Deb discussion “Should Sexual Consent be incorporated into the University Curriculum?” Kirwan Theatre 

Friday 12th February

11am-3pm USI SHAG Week stand at Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

All Week: FlirtFM Podcast Series of interviews with NUI Galway students, staff and community agencies discussing sexual consent and supports available to students who may have experienced sexual assault. 

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie and www.nuigalway.ie/safecampus 

By-Election of Convenor of College of Engineering & Informatics – Nominations Close 5pm TOMORROW

We are holding a by-election to fill the recently vacated post of Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics. The term of office for this position will be from 15th February to 30th of June 2016.

Nominations are now open and nomination forms are available from our website here and the SU Office.

Nominations close at 5pm TOMORROW Friday 5th of February. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office by this deadline. Late nominations will not be accepted. 

Election Day polling: 11am-3pm Monday 15th February in the foyer of the Engineering Building. Only students of the College of Engineering & Informatics can vote in this election. You must bring College ID to vote. 

If you are interested in running for election and would like more information please contact Phelim on su.president@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Tickets

€10 NUIG Student Tickets now on sale in the SU & SU Engineering desk for Connacht vs Ospreys 7.35pm Saturday 27th February Main Stand.

Focus Group Participants Required – FREE LUNCH!

Galway is applying to be the 2019 European Youth Capital and we need your help! We want the chance to show Europe how amazing Galway is for young people and in the process make Galway even more amazing for young people. We will be holding one hour focus groups, with free lunch thrown in,  to get your thoughts and opinions on all things Galway. If you wish to take part please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your name, phone number and the group that suits you best to attend:

  • 1pm-2pm Thursday 11th February
  • 12pm-1pm Friday 12th February
  • 1pm-2pm Wednesday 17th February
  • 2pm-3pm Thursday 18th February

SU Council Chair Election #NUIGSU16

Nominations will open at 10am on Monday 15th February 2016 for the position of SU Council Chair for 2016/17.

Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 22nd February 2016 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year on Monday 29th of February 2016. 

Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election. More Information.

Give Blood at NUIG

12pm-3.30pm Tuesday 16th February, Wednesday 17th February and Thursday 18th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. www.giveblood.ie

Will You Shave or Dye this February?

NUI Galway Shave or Dye will take place on Tuesday 16th of February and we need volunteers to donate their heads to be shaved or dyed on the day. We also need volunteers to help out with the promotion and running of the event. All funds raised on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

If you want to get involved please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Are you ready to #MakeASmartVote 

Register to vote for the general elections now! The closing date for the supplemental register is Tuesday February 9th. Galway City Council will have a Garda present in their office to get you on the register in time for the general elections. 

If you have any questions in relation to voter registration please contact Phelim the SU President on su.president@nuigalway.ie 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 35 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 5th of March in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Life Skills Courses – some spaces left

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 5th, Friday 12th and Friday 19th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 18th February
  • 2 Day ASIST Course €1011th & 12th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training now! 

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and The Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

Support the Geec

The Galway energy-efficient car (better known as the Geec) is an eco-car designed and built by engineering students from NUI Galway. You can follow their progress on their new website here: https://thegeec.ie/

NUI Galway Cancer Research & Awareness Evening

There will be a free Cancer Research and Awareness evening 7pm-9pm Thursday 11th February in Áras Moyola. All are welcome. For more information contact nuigalwaycanceraware@gmail.com

NUIG Management Masters Programme Info Evening 6pm Thurs 10th March CA118

Hear from graduates of the MSc International Management, MSc Strategy, Innovation & People Management, MSc Human Resource Management. Hear from Programmed Directors and learn about professional accreditation with CIPD. FREE FOOD! Email Gerry.campbell@nuigalway.ie to register

UnGoogle-able Quiz

The UnGoogle-able Quiz is being held on the Tuesday the 9th of February in the back of the College Bar at 19:30. Teams of four €5 a head, please arrive early to secure a table for your team.

Strength in numbers: Teaming up to improve the health of young adults with type 1 diabetes Thurs 23rd June 10am-4pm NUIG

This innovative meeting will involve key stakeholders from Ireland and around the world involved in young adult diabetes care. The event will be free to attend and will be of interest to people using, delivering and planning young adult diabetes services. Registration will open in March 2016. #T1DSINs2016

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 23rd February in the Aula Maxima (Lower) See times of classes below:

10:45am – 11:30am – All Students Welcome
12:00pm – 12:45pm – All Students Welcome

13:15pm – 14:00pm Students – All Students Welcome
Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis

Pre-Registeration Required Here.

For further information on NUI Galway Mindful Way visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway

Free Anxiety Management Workshops

Learn to manage stress and workload during the college term. This free 4 week group workshop aims to explore tools and techniques to help deal with stress and anxiety during your college year. Facilitated by Aisling Reidy Student Counsellor it starts Wednesday 17th February 2pm-3.30pm in AMBE (Psychology Wing) GO66 Training Room 2. This course is free but please book early as it’s limited to 20 people.

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

Roinn do chuid tuairimí linn.

an 3ú Scéim Teanga de chuid na hOllscoile (2016-2019) á hullmhú faoi Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003.  Is é bunchuspóir an Achta a chinntiú go mbeidh fáil níos mó ar sheirbhísí poiblí d’ardchaighdeán, trí mheán na Gaeilge. 

An bhfuil moltaí agat faoi sheirbhísí Gaeilge in OÉ, Gaillimh?

Má tá, seol do chuid moltaí ar ríomhphost chuig: lisa.nifhlatharta@oegaillimh.ie roimh 12 Feabhra, 2016

Tuilleadh eolais:                www.nuigalway.ie/sceim_na_hollscoile/index_irish.html

                                                www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020

                                                www.coimisineir.ie

Share your thoughts with us!

The University’s Third Language Scheme (2016-2019) will be prepared in accordance with the Official Languages Act, 2003, the primary objective of which is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through the medium of Irish.Do you have suggestions regarding the provision of Irish language services in NUI Galway?

If so, send them via email to: lisa.nifhlatharta@oegaillimh.ie before Friday, 12 February, 2016

More information:          www.nuigalway.ie/sceim_na_hollscoile/index_irish.html

                                                www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020

                                                www.coimisineir.ie

Sin Newspaper Issue 8

Read it Online Here.

Insight 2016 applications now open.

Learn about and tackle poverty, inequality and climate change in Ireland & Tanzania. Closing date for applications 12th February. https://www.developmentperspectives.ie/insight/

Suas Conference – free to attend! Global Citizenship in Higher Education conference on Tuesday 23rd February.

Suas Educational Development, Campus Engage, Kimmage DSC and Comhlámh are organising this event to bring together students, student societies, academics, civic engagement staff, student unions and NGOs and all those who are interested in promoting Global Citizenship in higher education.

Join us to meet a great range of people working in this area, share your ideas and experience and explore possibilities for your campus or your work.

The conference takes place from 9.30 – 4pm on Tuesday 23rd February in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8 (near Heuston Station). A limited number of travel bursaries are available to allow students travelling from outside of Dublin to join us for the event. To apply for a travel bursary please email deirdre@suas.ie Also bursary’s from ALIVE for travel (alive@nuigalway.ie).

You can register for this event through Eventbrite HERE.

Complete the National Student Survey

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.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduate
  • Taught Postgraduates

Log on to www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey.

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 20 28th February 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

NUIG SU Galway West General Election Hustings

We will be hosting a General Election Hustings from 6pm on Thursday 4th of February in AM250 the O’Heocha Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building. This is your chance to meet and question the Galway West Candidates about why they are running for election and why they think you should vote for them. For more information contact Phelim on su.president@nuigalway.ie

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 6th Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm.

Sin Newspaper Issue 8

Read it Online Here.

SHAG Week Hypnotist Tickets €5 on Sale NOW!

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 8th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

Exam Results
Semester 1 Exam Results will remain “provisional” until exam boards meet at the end of semester 2. The Examinations Office does not release provisional results. 
Provisional results for Semester 1 exams may be available to students via Blackboard. Please note that not all students will receive provisional results for Semester 1 exams. If provisional results are not available to you via Blackboard by the first week in February, please consult with your lecturer for advice. Undergraduate Results: Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released between Tuesday, 14th and Friday 24th June by the Exams Office

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

NUIG Election Information Sessions #NUIGSU16

Nominations open soon for the NUI Galway Students’ Union Officer Elections and on Wednesday 3rd of February we will be hosting information sessions for anyone who is thinking of running for election. For more information on the event please contact Phelim on su.president@nuigalway.ie or see our website for more information. 

#NUIGSU16

NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week 2016

Monday 8th February

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 on sale in SU and SU Engineering Desk now.

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 9th February

12pm-3pm Sexual Health Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Wednesday 10th February

1pm-2pm  ‘Pornography; the good, the bad and the ugly’ An interactive workshop, designed to enable participants to think critically about the messages portrayed in pornography in The View, Áras Na Mac Léinn. Lunch will be provided.

8pmThe Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed. NUI Galway student ID required. 

Thursday 11th February

11am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

6pm-7pm ‘Asking For It’ – Book Club Session. Readings and discussion on the award winning novel ‘Asking For It’ by Louise O’Neill, exploring the complex issue of sexual consent. Attendees are not required to have read the book. Meeting Room 1 Áras na Mac Léinn. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Friday 12th February

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Are you registered to vote in the upcoming Seanad elections? REGISTER BY 4PM TODAY

There will be voter registration forms available from the Students’ Union until 4pm TODAY Thursday 28th January. We will be sending all forms off today to be in on time for the deadline.

All graduates of an NUI college (UCC, UCD, NUIG, MU [NUI Maynooth], RCSI, NCAD) are entitled to a postal vote, but you must be registered. If you are already registered and need to update your contact details, these can be updated using the same form.

A copy of the form can be found here https://www.nui.ie/elections/docs/GradUpdateENG.pdf should you want to print it off yourself and send it to National University of Ireland, Records Office, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

While at present it will be the February 2015 register that is used, the responsible Minister can use their discretion to use the new 2016 register. NUI Galway Students’ Union, Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and other organisations will be lobbying for this to happen. If you have any questions please contact Phelim Kelly on su.president@nuigalway.ie

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 50 Spaces Available! CHANGE OF DATE

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 5th of March in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Life Skills Courses – some spaces left

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 5th, Friday 12th and Friday 19th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 18th February
  • 2 Day ASIST Course €1011th & 12th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training now! 

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and The Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

Will You Shave or Dye this February?

NUI Galway Shave or Dye will take place on Tuesday 16th of February and we need volunteers to donate their heads to be shaved or dyed on the day. We also need volunteers to help out with the promotion and running of the event. All funds raised on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

If you want to get involved please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Applications now open for NUI Galway Student Enterprise Awards
1ST PRIZE: Blackstone Launchpad Incubation Space for 8 weeks and €2,500 seed funding to invest in developing your idea
2ND PRIZE: Blackstone LaunchPad Incubation Space for 8 weeks and €500 seed funding to invest in developing your idea.
STEP1: To apply simply record a 3 minute video or submit a written application, telling us about you and your start up idea. Make sure to detail the concept of your project, how you plan to implement your idea and what winning the prize would mean to you in terms of developing your idea further. Submission should be emailed to blackstonelaunchpad@nuigalway.ie by Friday 5th February
2016.
STEP2: 6 finalists will be selected by a panel of Judges. These finalists will be provided with mentors and supports to develop their idea further and make them pitch ready.
STEP3: All finalists will pitch their idea at our Grand Finale Event in NUI Galway on the 24th of March 2016.

Camara Computer Charity Collection Point

The Computer Society are holding a ​Camara Computer ​Charity Collection Point on Wednesday 3rd February from 11am 6pm on 18 Distillery Rd (beside Security). Computers donated are securely wiped and reused in communities around the world. All computers, laptops, flat-screen monitors, and keyboard donations are welcome.

 

FREE PhD Support Group

Tuesdays 6.30pm–8pm starting Tues 2nd Feb. Booking/More Info: pgdmaloney@hotmail.com Provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

English classes for international students

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes will take place each Wednesday from 6pm-8pm in AM105 in the Arts Millennium building and on Mondays 5pm-7pm in AM122 in the Arts Millennium Building.

The classes will run for 8 weeks and are open to all full degree international students who wish to improve their academic writing. There is no need for registration, students should simply attend on the day that suits.

The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) is now open
You can drop into the AWC in the Library to get FREE help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Opening hours: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights). All NUI Galway students are very welcome.

The Impact of Chronic Pain on the Occupational Balance of Third Level Students

My name is Kerrie McGroarty, I am a fourth year Occupational Therapy student and for my final year project I hope to explore the impact chronic pain has on students, and possibly use the results to advocate for supports for students with chronic pain. If you think you have chronic pain, are over 18 years of age  and would like to take part in the research please follow this link to find more information and to complete the survey. If you have any queries or require more information please contact me at k.mcgroarty1@nuigalway.ie

 Take the Survey.

Complete the National Student Survey from Monday 1st of February

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.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduate
  • Taught Postgraduates

Log on to www.studentsurvey.ie from Monday 1st of February to complete the survey.

ACT For Meningitis

ACT for Meningitis will be on campus at Smokey’s on Wednesday 3rd of February 11am-2pm. Find out more information about Meningitis and how early detection is vital.

Upcoming FREE Workshops & Support Groups provided by the Student Counselling Service

  • 1 hour Study Skills workshop Wednesday 3rd February 6:30pm-7:30pm in Seminar Room THB GO10
  • Belonging & Overcoming Isolation support group starting Monday 1st February 6:30pm-8pm for 6 weeks in AMB 1062
  • Managing Moods personal development group starting Tuesday 2nd February 6:30pm-8pm for 4 weeks in AMB 1064

Contact mailto:james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

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

Call Out to All Young Irish Filmmakers!

First Cut Film Festival Deadline for Entries Feb 12th 2016 https://www.firstcutfilmfestival.com/

NUIG Postgrad Open Day 12pm-4pm Weds 3rd Feb

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 3rd February in Áras na Mac Léinn 12pm-4pm. Presentations taking place during the day will cover such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 80 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services.

You can pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

NUIG SU Charity Aquathon 2016 – CANCELLED

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon 2016 is CANCELLED. We will be contacting those that have registered for the event already to make alternative arrangements. 

 

NUIG SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 2016

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 2016

On Saturday 5th March the NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb will be taking place in association with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club.

The event will be raising money for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/16. Croagh Patrick is situated near the town of Westport, Co. Mayo and rises to a height of 762m above sea level.

To take part you need to fill out a registration form and return same to the Students’ Union Office. We will then give you a sponsorship card.

Participants need to raise a minimum of €40 to take part in the event and this will include return bus and a free t-shirt.

All funds raised must be returned to the Students’ Union office by 5pm on Wednesday 2nd of March.

You can also download the registration form HERE and you can fundraise online HERE.

Provisional Event Timetable:

9.30am SHARP Bus leaves from the Quad

11am Bus Arrives at Croagh Patrick. Final Briefing.

11.30am Climb Begins

1.30pm Lunch break and photos at the top of Croagh Patrick

2pm Descent Begins

4pm Bus leaves Croagh Patrick

5.30pm approx. Bus arrives at the Quad

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

Before you can board the bus you must have all of the following items:

Walking boots (with ankle support!) PLEASE NOTE: Runners, hiking shoes, shoes and Doc Martens are not permitted as they provide no grip or ankle support.

Trousers (not Jeans)

Rucksack/Bag Waterproofs (no Ponchos)

Hats and Gloves

Food and Drink (at least 1.5 litres of drinking water/fluids)

Spare Clothing and Shoes