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SU Weekly Email 26 – 19th March 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote for us please!

NUI Galway Students’ Union has been nominated for a few awards in the Online Marketing in Galway awards this year including Best Website, Best Social Media and the People’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award is where we need your help as you can vote with just one click of your mouse if you think we deserve this honour. Please give us a vote at the link below and spread the word as we are up against some very tough competition!

https://www.galwaymarketing.ie/nominees/

The deadline to vote is 5pm Monday 30th March.

 

FREE Comedy gig with The Viper, Eric Lalor, Karl Spain & Hilary Rose on Wednesday

Sign up for your FREE Tickets now to the Sprite #‎RefreshingTruth comedy tour which will be at NUI Galway on Wednesday 25th of March! The comedians on the tour are: Hilary Rose, The Viper, Eric Lalor and Karl Spain. Get FREE tickets here.

 

Semester 2 Exams

The Semester 2 exam timetable will be available online at 4pm on Monday 30th March.

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now €5!

David O’Doherty is coming back to NUIG to tell us how he has Checked Everything on Monday 13th April at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.

We need 3 more SU Officers!

We are still looking for a Mature Students Officer, a Convenor of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and a Clubs’ Captain to join the Students’ Union team for 2015/16.
Nominations for these 3 positions will reopen at 10am on Monday 23rd March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 8th April. The election will take place on Thursday 16th April.

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

Watch the Solar Eclipse TOMORROW at 9am

Meet at 9am tomorrow Friday 20th March at the Quad to watch the Solar Eclipse safely and find out what it’s all about with NUI Galway Astronomy Society.

Do you know how to make Galway a better place?

Register now to Speak Out and share your ideas 7pm-8.15pm Thursday 19th March in Galway Arts Centre.

Why? Galway’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2020 requires that re-imagine our future. How can we transform Galway? Share your ideas!

How: Register to speak for three minutes about your ideas for Galway’s future. Bring up to three slides or just your words.

Register at: info@galway2020.ie or tweet @galway2020

Alive Cert Application Deadline 5pm TOMORROW

The deadline to apply for your Alive Volunteering Certificate is 5pm tomorrow. Make sure that your efforts are recognised. The Awards Ceremony is on Tuesday 31st March. Just login at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the ALIVE Certificate application section.

Could you be a Mentor in 2015/16?

NUI Galway are currently recruiting volunteer mentors for NUIG’s Student Connect Programme. Online application deadline Weds 25th March.

The key benefits of this programme for Mentors are: 
All volunteers receive an ALIVE Certificate at the end of the Programme 
Develop communication and leadership skills through training and interaction with mentees. 
Enhanced employability attributes 
The opportunity to meet new people and make friends 
Personal satisfaction and the chance to share your knowledge and experience with new arrivals

If you are interested in applying, the form is available at: https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57e8c and will be open until Wednesday, 25th March.

 

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

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

Survey on attitudes toward Organ Donation

Please complete this survey on attitudes amongst University students to organ donation: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/organdonation11

Sin Newspaper

Issue 11 of Sin Newspaper is now available online here. 

Rails Girls need Volunteers

Ever felt the stereotypes and prejudices that keep more women from entering IT a little overwhelming? want to contribute to change this trend? you can volunteer to co-organise and/or coach during a 2-days workshop that will allow women to easily build a web application, demystifying the “coding” activity. the workshop has been running since 2013 and is part of the “Rails Girls” [1] movement, successful worldwide. If interested in coaching, please provide your 2-days availability at https://doodle.com/7hsnhqundt4rcmq6 If interested in co-organising, you can pick up a task from the  list [2]. In both cases, just let us know your intentions at railsgirlsgalway@gmail.com   
[1] https://railsgirls.com/galway
[2] https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2kssy6o9c2xsea/co-organisers_tasks.pdf

In this week’s NUI Galway Student Health 101..

Cherish your sleep: How to take back the night

Would you rather have 100 puppy-sized lions or 100 lion-sized puppies?

Everyone’s issue: How we can all help prevent sexual assault  

Find out more – and enter the March draw for €2350- in NUI Galway Student Health 101:https://readsh101.ie/nuigalway.html

 

‘Seas Suas’ is an initiative aimed to encourage students to be proactive in helping fellow students

The objective of the programme is to:

$1·         Encourage students to be more observant of fellow students in need of help

$1·         Develop skills to respond safely

Date: Thursday 19th March

Time: 5 – 7pm   Location: RoomGO11James Hardiman Library                   

Topic: Introduction to Seas Suas

Trainer: Dr Siobhan O’Higgins, PhD , School of Psychology, NUI Galway

The training examines topics such as mental health, alcohol, sexuality and suicide. What are the benefits of being involved in Seas Suas?

$1·         Gain valuable experience and knowledge, and learn new skills

$1·         Contributes positively to your CV and future employment prospects

$1·         Receive the ALIVE certificate awarded by the President of NUI Galway

$1·         Application forms and further information are available from the Chaplaincy Services, NUI Galway chaplains@nuigalway.ie  or phone 091 49 5055

Would you like to win an iPad and help improve mental health supports for students?

ReachOut Ireland, the HSE and the Irish Association of University and College Counsellors (IAUCC), are conducting a short online survey to find out where college students get mental health information and support. The survey is supported by the Union of Students in Ireland.

Take part and have your say! reachout.com/about/student-survey-research

The Irish Centre for Human Rights presents “Witness”

The Irish Centre for Human Rights, will host a rehearsed performance out of context, dealing with human rights & humanitarian law issues. The play “WITNESS” performed by Andrea Kelly, will take place on Friday, the 27th of March 2015, MRI Theatre of NUIG, at 4:00pm.
This play asks the question:
CAN WE BEAR WITNESS TO OTHERS SUFFERING AND EXPERIENCE?
All are welcome! Free entrance! For further information please follow the link: www.facebook.com/events/722483667871899/

The NUI Galway Green Campus team have 10 Leap cards pre-loaded with €5 credit up for grabs!
Just email greencampus@nuigalway.ie to enter the draw. Winners will be contacted on Friday 20th March. Best of luck!

#NUIGSU15 Election Results so far

Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are:

President: Phelim Kelly

Vice-President/Education Officer: Rebecca Melvin

Vice-President/Welfare Officer: Jimmy McGovern

SU Council Chair: Cathal Sherlock

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Lucy Costello

Equality Officer: Catherine Ryan

Societies Chair: Patrick O’Flaherty

Postgraduate Officer: Cian Moran

Arts Convenor: Jasmine Shaw

Science Convenor: Tara Ward

Engineering Convenor: David Newell

Business/Law Convenor: Niall Gaffney

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Ulster Match

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

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 25 – 12th March 2015

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 2015/16. You are also asked to vote in a referendum on an amendment to the Students’ Union Constitution. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will are open 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 & Club Captains please note you may only vote at the polling station in An Bialann. Remote Vote option is not available for Socs Chair or Clubs Captain election.

SU Personal Safety  and Awareness Course now enrolling€5

We are now enrolling students for our Personal Safety and Awareness course which takes place 1pm-5pm Thursday 19th March. The cost of the course is €5 and you can sign up now in the Students’ Union Office.

Course Aim/objectives: To instil a focused and active sense of personal safety and awareness of dangers in the course participants and point them towards further help and education. This course is being run by Dave King of the SU Security Team in conjunction with the Gardaí.

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

David O’Doherty is coming back to NUIG to tell us how he has Checked Everything on Monday 13th April at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.

J1 Ireland are on campus TODAY!

If you are thinking of heading over to Chicago on the J1 this summer call in to Áras na Mac Léinn today 11am-3pm and talk to J1 Ireland about it. https://j1ireland.com/

Have you signed up yet for Please Talk NUI Galway FREE Volunteer Training? 
The next session is at 1pm TODAY Thursday 12th March and you can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/please-talk-volunteer-training-tickets-16052024036

Scheduled downtime for the WiFi Service: To facilitate essential maintenance the WiFi service will be unavailable as follows –
Area Affected: Entire NUI Galway Campus Date / Time: Friday 13th March – 19:00 to 23:00
Area Affected: James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway Date / Time: From Friday 13th March at 19:00 until Sunday 15th March at 17:30
This downtime will affect both NUIGWiFi and eduroam users. The wired network service will not be impacted.

If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk Tel. 091 495777 Email: servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

Have you applied for your ALIVE Certificate yet?

The ALIVE certificate recognises your hard work as a volunteer whether that’s through your work as a Class Rep, an SU volunteer, a society member, a club member or volunteering in a charity. The application deadline for this Presidential Award for Volunteering is 5pm on Friday 20th of March. Just login at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the ALIVE Certificate application section. This certificate is a great addition to your CV And there will be an awards ceremony on Tuesday 31st March at 11.30am in the Bailey Allen Hall where you can meet other recipients.

8 Week Yoga Course €40

The next 8 week Yoga course with Marese Cregg is now enrolling in the Students’ Union Office. The cost of the course is €40 and you can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493570 to pay by credit card. The course will run from Thursday 19th March to Thursday 14th of May – please note that there is no class on Thursday 7th of May.

·         Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm

·         Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm

#NUIGSU15 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 Phelim Kelly, Vice-President/Education Officer Rebecca Melvin and Vice-President/Welfare Officer Jimmy McGovern. Cathal Sherlock 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 legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults aged 18 years and over. 

No nominations were received for the positions of SU Mature Students’ Officer and SU Convenor of the School of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences so we will be reopening nominations for these two positions shortly. Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you are interested in running.

Do you Blog?
Nominations close at 5pm this Friday 13th of March for the Online Marketing in Galway Awards and there are €20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including cold, hard cash! https://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/

Ireland’s only Harry Potter convention, PotterFest Galway is coming to NUIG this weekend Friday 13th-Sunday 15th March!

Visitors of all ages will have the chance to experience the magic of the Wizarding World right here in Galway. Áras na Mac Léinn will be transformed into Hogwarts for three days of magical fun, with a huge variety of events such as Potter-themed games, cosplay competitions, panels, classes, roleplaying workshops and guest speakers on everything Potter. Special guests over the weekend are set to include Wizard Wrock act Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons, as well as the creators of upcoming original fan film, “Mudblood and the Book of Spells”. Pre-registration is now open on Eventbrite.ie. Standard Day tickets cost €10, while full weekend tickets are only €15. Special concessions are available for families and children under 12. Tickets will also be available at the door. Come and celebrate JK Rowling’s beloved series this bank-holiday weekend in Galway. Let the magic begin!  https://www.potterfestgalway.com

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

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

Undergrad Awards

Submissions are now open for the Undergraduate Awards -the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme. Submit up to three pieces of your academic work and get your academic achievements recognised!

https://www.undergraduateawards.com/

Are you a university student with developmental coordination disorder (also known as dyspraxia)? If so, please read this!

My name is Lisa Hynes and I am a fourth year occupational therapy student here in NUI Galway. I am currently seeking university students with a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia) to participate in a research study exploring participation in daily life activities. Participants will be asked to complete one confidential interview with the researcher in Áras Moyola, NUI Galway.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact me for further information. Your participation would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Lisa Email: l.hynes5@nuigalway.ie

Is Too Much Exercise Bad for Your Heart?

Free public talk 7pm Friday 20th March in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway. More information and booking at www.croi.ie

Complete Buildings Office Customer Survey – win €50

The Buildings Office is conducting a Customer Survey to gather feedback on what areas of our service that you, our customers, are satisfied with and also on areas that we can improve on.  Please help us by taking the time to complete this short, on-line survey.

All respondents to the survey who give their email address (in question 10) will be entered into a prize draw for two €50 vouchers to be added to your Students’ Union Card. The SU Card allows you to spend in the SU Shop and all SU catering outlets.  The Survey closes on Thursday 26th March.

Survey link https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57e3a

Discounted Tickets for MojoCon

RTÉ MojoCon Ireland is a conference aimed at photography, social media and journalism students which is being held on 27th March and 28th March 2015.  https://mojocon.rte.ie/

We are offering a 50% discount to students, to check out the discount please click on the following link:- https://mojocon.rte.ie/2015/02/24/announcing-a-special-group-discount-for-students 

Tickets are limited, so if you are interested in this offer then please e-mail me: Cliona.OReilly@rte.ie and please enter the subject of the e-mail MOJOCON

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course Thursday, 26th March 6:30-9:30pm G010 Moore Institute seminar room, Hardiman Building

What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help save lives. This course is being run by the HSE West with the support of NUI Galway Health Promotion Service

For an application and further information, email cindy.dring@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Rugby Tickets

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

Complete the National Student Survey – Win an iPad Air 2!

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.
  • Students can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open. Answers will be saved and students have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes.

Registration is open for Darkness Into Light in aid of Pieta House

Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, the annual 5km walk/run in aid of Pieta House will celebrate its seventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2015, with 80 venues across Ireland and beyond lined up including Salthill in Galway. Student registration rate is €15. https://dil.pieta.ie/

St Patrick’s Day Arrangements

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

The Library, The SU Cloakroom, The SU Office, The SU Shop, The Student Health Unit, The College Bar, The Hub, Caife na Gaeilge, Smokey’s Café.

The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours. The Reading Room will be open as usual.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Don’t forget to call your Mammy – it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday!

Contact Us

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

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

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

NUI Galway Students’ Union Election & Referenda Results 2015

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Election & Referenda Results 2015

Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union Sabbatical officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are: President Phelim Kelly, Vice-President/Education Officer Rebecca Melvin and Vice-President/Welfare Officer Jimmy McGovern. The students of NUI Galway also voted that the Students’ Union will now actively support the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults aged 18 years and over. 

On Thursday 12th of March students will go back to the polls at NUI Galway to elect their part-time officers and to decide on a referendum regarding the Students’ Union Constitution.

Here are the full election and referenda results:

RESULT: President

Total Poll: 2,727

Spoiled Votes: 50
Total Valid Poll: 2,674

Quota: 1,338

1st Count:

Doyle, Ross: 283

Kelly, Phelim: 1,110

McLoughlin Cian: 60

Moran, Cillian: 193

Picard, Karl: 996

RON: 32

Re-Open Nominations and McLoughlin, Cian Eliminated.

2nd Count:

Doyle, Ross: Eliminated

Kelly, Phelim: 1,298 (+188)

McLoughlin Cian: Eliminated

Moran, Cillian: Eliminated

Picard, Karl: 1,152 (+156)

RON: Eliminated

Phelim Kelly Deemed Elected

RESULT: Vice President/Education Officer Election

Total Poll: 2,649
Spoiled Votes: 65
Total Valid Poll: 2,584
Quota: 1,293

1st Count:
Duffy, Joanne: 1,086
Melvin, Rebecca: 1,417
RON: 81

Rebecca Melvin Deemed Elected

RESULT: Vice President/Welfare Officer Election

Total Poll: 2,648

Spoiled Votes: 44
Total Valid Poll: 2,604

Quota: 1,303

1st Count:

Broderick, Shane: 585

McGovern, Jimmy: 1,254

Reilly, Megan: 739

RON: 26

Re-Open nominations and Broderick, Shane eliminated

2nd Count:

Broderick, Shane N/A

McGovern, Jimmy: 1,483 (+229)

Reilly Megan: 938 (+199)

RON: N/A

Jimmy McGovern Deemed Elected

RESULT: SU Council Chair Election

Candidates:

Gallagher, Ronan

Sherlock, Cathal

Cathal Sherlock Deemed Elected

Referendum Result:

Total Poll: 2,665

Spoiled Votes: 31

Total Valid Poll: 2,634

Quota: 1,318

1,796 YES votes

838 NO Votes

Proposal Passed

NUI Galway Students’ Union now actively supports the “legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults aged 18 and over.”

 

SU Weekly Email 24 – 5th March 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY!

Today you are asked to vote to elect your SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer and SU Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2015/16. You are also asked to vote in a referendum on the Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will are open 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)

Notice of Referendum Thursday 12th March 2015

Referendum on Constitutional Amendment proposed by Students’ Union Executive Committee

On Thursday 12 March you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not to approve an amendment to article 17 of the Students’ Union Constitution as proposed by the Executive Committee.

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

Do you agree with the following constitutional amendment which has been proposed by the Students’ Union Executive Committee:

At Article 17.C replace “Students Union Executive” with “the Board of Trustees as members of the Company”.

Delete Article 17.D in its entirety and re-designate the subsequent sub-articles accordingly.

At the end of the current Article 17.E (to be re-designated 17.D) insert the following new provision:

Once deemed elected, the incoming President of the Students’ Union shall be a non-voting attendee at the Board of Directors until s/he commence his/her term of office as President.

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

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015 Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh 9 – 12iú Márta 2015

Úsáid do Theanga

Dé Luain/Monday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

12-3 i.n. Seomra na Gaeilge The View le Baking Soc

12pm-3pm Seomra na Gaeilge with Baking Soc

8 i.n. Tráth na gCeist Boird College Bar. Ceathrar an foireann, iontráil saor in aisce agus duaiseanna ar fáil!

8pm Table Quiz College Bar. 4 people per team, free entry and prizes to be won!

Dé Máirt/Tuesday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

Lá Gan Béarla – Úsáid do Theanga

A day without English – Use your Gaeilge

5.30-7.30 i.n. Óga Yóga-seisiún ióga trí Ghaeilge. Sínigh suas san SU – méid áirithe spás ar fáil! Áras na Mac Léinn

5.30-7.30pm Óga Yóga-Yoga Session as Gaeilge. Sign up in the SU, limited spaces available! Áras na Mac Léinn

Dé Céadaoin/Wednesday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

12-2 i.n. Seomra na Gaeilge The Stage le Baking Soc

12pm-2pm Seomra na Gaeilge The Stage 12-2pm with Baking Soc

Céadaoin na gCoiscíní

Condom Wednesday as Gaeilge

Déardaoin/Thursday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

11-4 i.n. Bricfeasta Gaelach College Bar

11am-4pm Irish Breakfast College Bar

8 i.n. Céilí College Bar le Trad Soc & Baking Soc

8pm Céilí College Bar with Trad Soc & Baking Soc

 su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 10 – Elections Special

Read it online here.

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course Thursday, 26th March 6:30-9:30pm G010 Moore Institute seminar room, Hardiman Building

What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help save lives. This course is being run by the HSE West with the support of NUI Galway Health Promotion Service

For an application and further information, email cindy.dring@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Rugby Tickets

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

Part Time Officer Elections Thursday 12th March

Polling will take place on Thursday 12th March to elect the SU Part Time Officers for 2015/16. Nominations for these positions are now closed. Polling stations will be in An Bialann (10am-7pm), Áras na Mac Léinn (11am-8pm) and Engineering Building (12pm-4pm). Voting for the Clubs Captain and Society Auditor will only take place in An Bialann and only captains and auditors may vote in this election. Bring NUIG ID with you to vote.

 

Edithathon 5pm Tuesday 10th March

The Wiki-Project in Ireland and the Academic Writing Centre are delighted to invite you to an editathon on Women in History.

The editathon is a chance to hone your editing, writing, and research skills while improving the quality of free information resources. The event will take place on at 5pm on Tuesday 10th March. 

Participants will learn how to edit Wikipedia articles and use Library resources. All are welcome. Event Registration.

Register for your Remote Vote by midnight Weds 11th March

Students who will not be able to access any of the on-campus polling stations on Thursday 12th of March may cast their vote online using Remote Vote between 10am and 8pm. Please note that you must first register for your Remote Vote before midnight on Wednesday 11th of March by logging on to the SU Website– registration will open on Friday 6th March.

Please note: Remote vote cannot be used for Societies Chairperson or Clubs’ Captain election. Proxy forms are available from the SU for captains/auditors to transfer their vote.

Scheduled downtime for the WiFi Service
To facilitate essential maintenance the WiFi service will be unavailable on campus between 19:00 and 23:00 on Friday 13th March. In addition, the WiFi service will remain unavailable in the James Hardiman Library between 19:00 on Friday 13th March until 17:30 on Sunday 15th March.  This downtime will affect both NUIGWiFi and eduroam users.

The wired network service will not be impacted. If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. 091 495777 Email servicedesk@nuigalway.ie).

Complete the National Student Survey – Win an iPad Air 2!

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.
  • Students can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open. Answers will be saved and students have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes.

Registration is open for Darkness Into Light in aid of Pieta House

Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, the annual 5km walk/run in aid of Pieta House will celebrate its seventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2015, with 80 venues across Ireland and beyond lined up including Salthill in Galway. Student registration rate is €15. https://dil.pieta.ie/

Vodafone Campus Tour

Vodafone Campus Tour is on campus here in NUI Galway 11am-4pm TODAY at Áras na Mac Léinn. Pop down to them to get Ireland’s BEST EVER STUDENT OFFER and find out what amazing prizes are #UpForGrabs – check out @VodafonePlayground on Twitter.

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 – 26th February 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU Charity Comedy Gig with Fred Cooke €5 this Monday 8pm

Our next SU Comedy gig is for charity and features five comedians for just €5 this Monday 2nd March at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Joining Fred Cooke (Republic of Telly) on the night will be John O’Hare, Stephen Ryan, Declan Brennan and MC Danny Dowling. Tickets are available from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds go to Console and BeLonG To. This gig is open to non-students too.

SU Elections 2015 – Nominations Open

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm this Monday 2nd March 2015 in IT250. Please note that only registered class reps can vote in this election.

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare. Nominations are now closed. Hustings will take place in the College Bar on Tuesday 3rd March 3pm for Presidential candidates and on Wednesday 4th March 3pm for VP/Education & VP/Welfare Candidates. Election day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations are now OPEN. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

#NUIGSU15 Election Guide

Bring your College ID and VOTE on Thursday 5th March

On Thursday 5th March you will be asked to vote to elect your SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer and SU Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2015/16. You will also be asked to vote in a referendum on the Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will be open in the following locations:

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

Register for your Remote Vote by midnight Weds 4th March

Students who will not be able to access any of the on-campus polling stations on Thursday 5th of March may cast their vote online using Remote Vote between 10am and 8pm. Please note that you must first register for your Remote Vote before midnight on Wednesday 4th of March by logging on to the SU Website.

Please note: If you wish to use the Remote Vote for the 12th March Elections too you need to register AGAIN for this before midnight on Wednesday 11th of March. Remote vote cannot be used for Societies Chairperson or Clubs’ Captain election.

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Registration Deadline 4pm TODAY!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place this Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office until 4pm TODAY. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus. Bus leaves the Quad at 9.30am sharp on Saturday.

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso Tickets On Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

Bake Sale for NUIG Hockey Ladies Club

Fundraising Bake Sale this Monday 2nd March 10am-4pm in Smokey’s Café to raise money for NUIG Ladies Hockey Club bid for the All-Ireland Challenge Final. All support is greatly appreciated.

Making a Makerspace at NUI Galway

A Makerspace is a do-it-yourself space where students can access equipment, tools and software to ‘make stuff’. It’s a place where students from different colleges and schools can come together to share ideas and work on projects. The idea is that students have a well-equipped shared space where they can – Make, Break, Fix and Learn.

We are going to add a Makerspace to the James Hardiman library and are looking for suggestions and ideas from students and staff as to what it should contain.

If you do a search on the web for “What’s a makerspace” you will see that they come in all shapes and sizes. They vary from a simple room with a few computers all the way up to complete buildings stocked with millions of euro worth of equipment capable of 3D printing a car. Our vision is somewhere in the middle – at least to start with.

Initially we think we should include at least: 3D Printer, PC’s for design, Raspberry Pi hardware, Arduino boards.

To help us decide if these are correct and what else we should include we have a short requirements gathering survey which we would like you to complete.
This will be YOUR Makerspace so please take a few minutes to tell us what you want the JHL Makerspace to be! https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57bb1

Contact us at: libmakerspace@nuigalway.ie

Vodafone Campus Tour

Vodafone Campus Tour is on campus here in NUI Galway 11am-4pm on Thursday the 5th March at Áras na Mac Léinn. Pop down to them to get Ireland’s BEST EVER STUDENT OFFER and find out what amazing prizes are #UpForGrabs – check out @VodafonePlayground on Twitter.

Register to attend the First Ever NUI Galway Undergraduate Research Conference 19th March, Bailey Allen Hall

All students welcome! https://www.nuigalway.ie/undergrad-research/

Consider presenting your research! Did you write a paper this year or last year? Share it! This informal space will allow you the experience of an oral presentation of your research work at a conference. Great for the CV!

Questions? Email  undergradconference@nuigalway.ie

Enter Now: Campus Engage Website Logo Design and Slogan Competition

Enter the Campus Engage Competition to design a logo and slogan for the brand new national HEI student volunteering website “www.studentvolunteer.ie

In 2015 Irish Higher Education institutions will launch a brand new student volunteering management website studentvolunteer.ie.  This new initiative will connect HEI students to volunteering organisations and their opportunities.  This initiative acknowledges and celebrates the contribution that student volunteers make to our society. The winning design and slogan will be used on the national studentvolunteer.ie website, on printed material and in promotional campaigns. This is a great chance to gain high profile coverage for your talent.

Competition prizes:

  • iPad for the winning logo.
  • €200 One4all voucher for the winning slogan.

Closing date for submissions: All competition entries must be emailed to info@campusengage.ie or posted to Campus Engage, 48 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 by 5pm Monday March 23rd 2015. You may submit as many entries as you wish for both the logo and slogan. A panel of experts including a graphic designer and student volunteer will shortlist logos and slogans and the winners will be announced before Easter.

See more at: https://www.campusengage.ie/groups/enter-now-campus-engage-website-logo-design-and-slogan-competition

Complete the National Student Survey – Win an iPad Air 2!

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.
  • Students can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open. Answers will be saved and students have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes.

Win a One for All Voucher worth €200 in the “NAME THAT CENTRE COMPETITION”
Simply suggest a name that you think represents our New Centre soon to be launched in Áras Uí Chathail. The Centre brings together the Access, Mature and Disability offices who now work as one unit within Student Services. One unit, one name. To enter, you must be a student or staff member.

Tips: Choose a name that will best reflect what it is we do to so it is very obvious to all students and the public e.g. Access Centre, Equal Education, Inclusive Learning etc. Closing Date: Friday 27th February Feb. The Winner Will be Announced on Mature Facebook Site on 5th March www.facebook.com/NUIG.MatureStudentOffice
Enter Here.

Need Help…

Win €500 for your blog or article on the topic: The European Year for Development 2015: How has Europe contributed to development in the world?
The prize is €500 as well as the opportunity to participate in and report from Africa Day 2015. Deadline 19th March.

https://www.youth.ie/eyd

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 – 19th February 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU Charity Aquathon – Just 30 Spaces Left!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place this Tuesday 24th of February 2015. 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: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt, snacks and lunch for all participants. 

SU Elections 2015 – Nominations Open

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 2nd March 2015 in IT250. Please note that only registered class reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

Nominations close at 5pm this Monday 23rd February – completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. Late nominations will not be accepted.

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare – Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 25th February. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. Late nominations will not be accepted. Election Day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 26th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

#NUIGSU15 Election Guide

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

SU Charity Comedy Gig with Fred Cooke €5

Our next SU Comedy gig is for charity and features five comedians for just €5 on Monday 3rd March at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Joining Fred Cooke (Republic of Telly) on the night will be John O’Hare, Stephen Ryan, Declan Brennan and MC Danny Dowling. Tickets are available from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds go to Console and BeLonG To.

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis.

On Thursday 5th March 2015 you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union adopts a position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis.

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 Student’s Union actively supports the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults age 18 and over.”

Yes

No

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

 

Researchers sought!

Galway City is the first City in Ireland to develop a strategy to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm. You can be part of a research project.  You will receive training and €10 mobile phone top up credit for each week of participating (€40 mobile top up credit in total) as a gesture of thanks.

What do you do? Researchers download an alcohol marketing monitoring ap and then each time you see marketing (poster, online, etc.) you log it on the ap. The overall aim of this project is to monitor the exposure of young people to alcohol marketing in Galway city. You will get on-going support and a chance to work on an international research project. To participate come along to the welcome session: 1.00-2.00pm Tuesday 3rd March in the Space, upstairs Áras na Mac Léinn. For further information email alive@nuigalway.ie

 

Complete the National Student Survey

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.

 

Making a Makerspace at NUI Galway

A Makerspace is a do-it-yourself space where students can access equipment, tools and software to ‘make stuff’. It’s a place where students from different colleges and schools can come together to share ideas and work on projects. The idea is that students have a well-equipped shared space where they can – Make, Break, Fix and Learn.

We are going to add a Makerspace to the Library and are looking for suggestions and ideas from students and staff as to what it should contain.

Initially we think we should include at least: 3D Printer, PC’s for design, Raspberry Pi hardware and Arduino boards.

To help us decide if these are correct and what else we should include we have a short requirements gathering survey which we would like you to complete.This will be YOUR Makerspace so please take a few minutes to tell us what you want the JHL Makerspace to be! Contact us at: libmakerspace@nuigalway.ie

Makerspace Survey.

#UpForSchool

UpForSchool is a global campaign to get 58 million primary school children who are currently not in school, into school.  Ireland has pledged 10,000 signatures for the #UpForSchool petition. We are looking for Youth Ambassadors at NUI Galway to help gather signatures to add to this global petition. They are counting on people like you and me to help make sure all children are able to go to school without fear, danger or discrimination. To get involved contact duggancaroline28@gmail.comSign The Petition Here.

NUIG Theatre Week

NUI Galway Theatre Week runs from the 23rd to the 27th of February with lots of DRAMA on Campus!

NUIG Shave or Dye

Well done to everyone who took part in Shave or Dye in the College Bar this week. We raised €1,366 to fight cancer and there are still some donations to come in which is brilliant! If you didn’t get a chance to donate remember that you can text “Shave” to 50300 to donate €2 to the Irish Cancer Society.

Deadline for the AWC Annual Writing Competition 21st February

Submit your mini-essay by 21st February. Top prize: I-Pad 2. The winner’s essay will be published in Sin. All entrants will receive feedback and advice on their writing. Competition Rules.

Win Prizes for Walking!

Registration is now open for the 2015 Marchathon. Get a team of 3 together and log your walks and you could win a heap of prizes! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MarchathonTeamCaptainRegistration2015

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Deadlines

  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Friday 20th February

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

 

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso TicketsOn Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU(Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

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 21 – 12th February 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2015

TONIGHT Thursday 12th of February

8pm The Dirty Circus Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed.

TOMORROW Friday 13th of February

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses available while stocks last from the SU Office

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €2 which goes to the SU Charities Console & BeLonG To.

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

This Tuesday will you SHAVE or DYE to fight Cancer?

NUI Galway Shave or Dye takes place this Tuesday 17th February 2pm-5pm in the College Bar. Please support the event by volunteering to get your hair shaved or dyed (temporary options available!) or just come along to support the brave NUI Galway students and staff that are getting the chop!

All funds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society, Cancer Care West, Galway Hospice and NBCRI. Please like and share the campaign Facebook Page

For more information please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

SU Elections 2015 – Nominations Open Next Week

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 2nd March 2015 in IT250. Please note that only registered class reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

Nominations open at 10am on Monday 16th February – nomination forms will be available from the SU Office and website.

Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 23rd February – completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. Late nominations will not be accepted.

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 19th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 25th February. Election Day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 26th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

#NUIGSU15 Election Guide

SU Charity Aquathon – Just 30 Spaces Left!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. 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: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

Sin Newspaper

Read the latest issue here.

College Campus Radio Ltd. (operator of Flirt FM 101.3) are seeking nominations for Student Representatives to their Board of Directors. 

They are looking for current NUI Galway Students that will be in university next academic year 2015-16 also, that will work well as part of a team, contribute reasoned opinion and accept and support decisions reached by the Board and are able to commit the time and resources to serve on the Board and committees, as requested.

This is YOUR opportunity to become involved with College Campus Radio Ltd, to help shape the organisation’s future.

If you are interested, please email manager@flirtfm.ie for more details

Are you a graduate of UCD, NUI Galway, UCC or Maynooth University?

If so, make sure to claim your Seanad vote for the NUI panel in time for the next general election! Graduates have until 26th February to register More Information.

Deadline for the AWC Annual Writing Competition 21st February

Submit your mini-essay by 21st February. Top prize: I-Pad 2. The winner’s essay will be published in Sin. All entrants will receive feedback and advice on their writing. Competition Rules.

In this month’s NUI Galway Student Health 101

NUI Galway Annual Health Fair – Wednesday, 18th Feb, 11am – 5pm, in the Bailey Allen Hall

Visit over 35 informative and interactive stands with lots of freebies! Demonstrations: 11.30am Yoga Taster Class, 12:30pm Cookery, 1:30pm Kendo. There will also be Health Screenings, free Massage, skin analysis and make-overs.

Next Blood Donation Clinics & Marrowmatch registration opportunities in Galway in February: 
• 5pm-8.30pm Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th February in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra
• 12pm-3.30pm Sunday 15th February in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra
• 5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 17th – Thursday 19th February in The Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland
You can get further details about blood donation clinics here: https://www.giveblood.ie/Where_to_Give_Blood/

Win Prizes for Walking!

Registration is now open for the 2015 Marchathon. Get a team of 3 together and log your walks and you could win a heap of prizes! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MarchathonTeamCaptainRegistration2015

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Deadlines

  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Friday 20th February

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

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.

The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme is carrying out a national survey among 3rd level students on attitudes towards entrepreneurship. Examining student interest in becoming entrepreneurs, the survey will assess the positive and negative factors that influence students when it comes to entrepreneurship,and we would love to hear your opinions.
The short survey takes about 2 minutes to complete and all responses are completely anonymous. You can complete the survey here.

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso Tickets On Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU(Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

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 – 5th February 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2015

Monday 9th of February

12pm-3pm SHAG Packs and more at Smokey’s

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

Tuesday 10th of February

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

8pm Tinder Tuesday in the College Bar

Wednesday 11th of February

11am-3pm USI SHAG Week Roadshow in Smokey’s

1pm-4pm SHAG Week Workshops in the Large Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn

Thursday 12th of February

8pm The Dirty Circus Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed.

Friday 13th of February

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses

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 Console & BeLonG To.

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

 

Volunteers URGENTLY needed for 2 hours for SU Charity Collection Day this Saturday 7th February

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day this Saturday 7th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Console and BeLonG To. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 1pm-3pmor 3pm -5pm this Saturday the 7th of February.

 

Education Information Evening with Galway Traveller Movement

An information evening on education will be held on Tuesday 10th February at 7pm in the Larmour Theatre hosted by NUI Galway Students’ Union and the Galway Traveller Movement. All are welcome!

Troubled by Procrastination?

There will be workshops regarding exam performance and procrastination to help you get back on track for the summer exams.

Workshops include the following:

-Failure and exam performance Tuesday Feb 10th

-Mind Mapping (a study technique clinically proven to improve concentration and grades) Wednesday Feb 11th

-Procrastination Thursday Feb 12th

All workshops will commence at approx. 6:30pm and will be held in AMB-GO43 Seminar room in the Arts Millennium building. Except for Mind Mapping which will take place in the McMunn Theatre.

All workshops are free but places are limited.

Any queries please contact Phelim your VP Education Officer at su.education@nuigalway.ie

Rainbow Week 2015

GiG Soc are hosting the following events as part of their annual Rainbow Week:

  • Rainbow Week Official Launch Party (Monday 9th Feb, IT202, 7-9pm)
  • Marriage Equality Taskforce Information Evening (Tuesday 10th Feb, AC202, 7pm) – in collaboration with NUI Galway SU. 
  • Workshop Wednesday (11th Feb, IT202, 6-9pm): Workshops include Trans 101, Sexual Health, and Supporting Someone Coming Out. 
  • RAINBOW BALL (Thursday 12th Feb, Clayton Hotel, 6.30pm – late): Full tickets €35 each, including reception on arrival, 4-course gourmet meal and a night of fabulous entertainment!

For more information contact gigsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Next Blood Donation Clinics & Marrowmatch registration opportunities in Galway in February: 
• 5pm-8.30pm Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th February in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra
• 12pm-3.30pm Sunday 15th February in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra
• 5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 17th – Thursday 19th February in The Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland
You can get further details about blood donation clinics here: https://www.giveblood.ie/Where_to_Give_Blood/

Get your Bike Back!

BikeBack will reduce bicycle theft on campus initially and ultimately promote cycling around Galway by installing a GPS unit into bicycles allowing them to be tracked and also deterring opportunistic thieves by a comprehensive marketing campaign. They have just launched online and are looking for feedback as a form of market research. Please like there Facebook Page and follow them on  Twitter

 

Invitation to NUI Galway Please Talk mental health initiative meeting

The new NUI Galway Please Talk mental health initiative supported by EXPLORE will be holding its first meeting at 1pm on Tuesday, 10th February, in the Space, Áras na Mac Léinn. All are welcome to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a committee and discuss what Please Talk can do for students at staff and any ideas attendees may have for events/initiatives. Find out more at www.facebook.com/pleasetalknuig

 

FREE Student Astronomy Night – Wed, 18 February
The next Student Student Astronomy Night, supported by EXPLORE, is taking place on Wednesday, 18th February. The event includes a brief introductory talk on astronomy and a 3D tour of the universe, followed by a trip to the on-campus Imbusch Observatory for a bit of stargazing! Places are limited. Book your place now by emailing astronomy@socs.nuigalway.ie. Find out More.

 

Survey regarding attitudes to organ donation amongst University students

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE, 2014-2015

Have you got a really sound lecturer, tutor, supervisor? The NUI Galway President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence recognises outstanding efforts of teaching staff to ensure NUI Galway students receive the highest quality learning experience. Nominations close Friday 13th February.

https://www.nuigalway.ie/celt/presidentsaward/presidents_award.html

Win Prizes for Walking!

Registration is now open for the 2015 Marchathon. Get a team of 3 together and log your walks and you could win a heap of prizes! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MarchathonTeamCaptainRegistration2015

Múscailt 2015 Monday 9th-Friday 13th February

Lots of free events across campus https://muscailt.nuigalway.ie/timetable

Free Meditation Sessions

Lunchtime mindfulness meditation is running every Wednesday for staff and students in the School of Psychology, room AMBE G067, 1.10pm – 1.40pm. No need to book, and sessions are free!

 

Masters of Management Disciplines fundraiser in aid of the ‘Saving Grace Charity’

11am-2pm Monday 9th of February in Friars Café in the Cairnes  Building. We would greatly appreciate any support! It is an extremely worthy cause and 100% of proceeds go to Grace and her treatments. More Information.

 

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Deadlines

  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Friday 20th February

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

 

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training Now!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. 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: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan to get you ready on our website.

 

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso TicketsOn Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU(Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

Elections #NUIGSU15

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 19th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 25th February. Election Day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 26th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

SU Council Chair Election – will take place on Monday 2nd March at the last SU Council Meeting of the year.

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Please Support NUI Galway’s Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Campaign 2015

All funds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society, Cancer Care West, Galway Hospice and NBCRI. Please like and share the campaign Facebook Page

Timetable of Events:

  • 7pm-9pm Monday 16th February Free choral concert in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your tickets here.
  • 10am-1pm Tuesday 17th February Coffee morning and poster presentation on the work being done at NUI Galway to fight cancer
  • 2pm-5pm Tuesday 17th February NUI Galway Shave or Dye in the College Bar with Today FM, Fat Tony’s and Zenith Hairdressing. Register now to Shave or Dye by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or filling out and returning the registration form here.
  • 7pm-9pm Tuesday 17th February Public Lecture Night, Panel Discussion and Reception in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your FREE ticket here. 

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the events you can sign up HERE

For more information please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Energy Night Wednesday 11th February

Energy Night is back, next Wednesday the 11th starting at 17:00 with the Careers Talk followed by the main event at 19:00, a panel discussion on the theme Smart Grid, Pushing Technology and Privacy Boundaries. This promises to be an innovative event looking into areas of energy not discussed before. For more information find the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NUIGEnergyNight?fref=ts

 

New Information Point for Access, Disability and Mature Student Services

From Monday 9th of February, Access, Disability and Mature student services will have a single access point for all queries and information in relation to their services.

The information point will be located in the upstairs foyer of Áras Uí Chathail and will be open from 9am to 1pm, Mondays and Tuesdays.

The new information point will be attended by Colm O’Dwyer, who can be contacted:

 

Mature Students Clinic

There will be a drop in clinic for Mature Students 2pm-4pm every Wednesday in the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell on su.maturestudents@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 20 – 5th February 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2015

Monday 9th of February

12pm-3pm SHAG Packs and more at Smokey’s

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

Tuesday 10th of February

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

8pm Tinder Tuesday in the College Bar

Wednesday 11th of February

11am-3pm USI SHAG Week Roadshow in Smokey’s

1pm-4pm SHAG Week Workshops in the Large Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn

Thursday 12th of February

8pm The Dirty Circus Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed.

Friday 13th of February

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses

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 Console & BeLonG To.

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

 

Volunteers URGENTLY needed for 2 hours for SU Charity Collection Day this Saturday 7th February

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day this Saturday 7th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Console and BeLonG To. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 1pm-3pmor 3pm -5pm this Saturday the 7th of February.

 

Education Information Evening with Galway Traveller Movement

An information evening on education will be held on Tuesday 10th February at 7pm in the Larmour Theatre hosted by NUI Galway Students’ Union and the Galway Traveller Movement. All are welcome!

Troubled by Procrastination?

There will be workshops regarding exam performance and procrastination to help you get back on track for the summer exams.

Workshops include the following:

-Failure and exam performance Tuesday Feb 10th

-Mind Mapping (a study technique clinically proven to improve concentration and grades) Wednesday Feb 11th

-Procrastination Thursday Feb 12th

All workshops will commence at approx. 6:30pm and will be held in AMB-GO43 Seminar room in the Arts Millennium building. Except for Mind Mapping which will take place in the McMunn Theatre.

All workshops are free but places are limited.

Any queries please contact Phelim your VP Education Officer at su.education@nuigalway.ie

Rainbow Week 2015

GiG Soc are hosting the following events as part of their annual Rainbow Week:

  • Rainbow Week Official Launch Party (Monday 9th Feb, IT202, 7-9pm)
  • Marriage Equality Taskforce Information Evening (Tuesday 10th Feb, AC202, 7pm) – in collaboration with NUI Galway SU. 
  • Workshop Wednesday (11th Feb, IT202, 6-9pm): Workshops include Trans 101, Sexual Health, and Supporting Someone Coming Out. 
  • RAINBOW BALL (Thursday 12th Feb, Clayton Hotel, 6.30pm – late): Full tickets €35 each, including reception on arrival, 4-course gourmet meal and a night of fabulous entertainment!

For more information contact gigsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Next Blood Donation Clinics & Marrowmatch registration opportunities in Galway in February: 
• 5pm-8.30pm Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th February in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra
• 12pm-3.30pm Sunday 15th February in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra
• 5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 17th – Thursday 19th February in The Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland
You can get further details about blood donation clinics here: https://www.giveblood.ie/Where_to_Give_Blood/

Get your Bike Back!

BikeBack will reduce bicycle theft on campus initially and ultimately promote cycling around Galway by installing a GPS unit into bicycles allowing them to be tracked and also deterring opportunistic thieves by a comprehensive marketing campaign. They have just launched online and are looking for feedback as a form of market research. Please like there Facebook Page and follow them on  Twitter

 

Invitation to NUI Galway Please Talk mental health initiative meeting

The new NUI Galway Please Talk mental health initiative supported by EXPLORE will be holding its first meeting at 1pm on Tuesday, 10th February, in the Space, Áras na Mac Léinn. All are welcome to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a committee and discuss what Please Talk can do for students at staff and any ideas attendees may have for events/initiatives. Find out more at www.facebook.com/pleasetalknuig

 

FREE Student Astronomy Night – Wed, 18 February
The next Student Student Astronomy Night, supported by EXPLORE, is taking place on Wednesday, 18th February. The event includes a brief introductory talk on astronomy and a 3D tour of the universe, followed by a trip to the on-campus Imbusch Observatory for a bit of stargazing! Places are limited. Book your place now by emailing astronomy@socs.nuigalway.ie. Find out More.

 

Survey regarding attitudes to organ donation amongst University students

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE, 2014-2015

Have you got a really sound lecturer, tutor, supervisor? The NUI Galway President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence recognises outstanding efforts of teaching staff to ensure NUI Galway students receive the highest quality learning experience. Nominations close Friday 13th February.

https://www.nuigalway.ie/celt/presidentsaward/presidents_award.html

Win Prizes for Walking!

Registration is now open for the 2015 Marchathon. Get a team of 3 together and log your walks and you could win a heap of prizes! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MarchathonTeamCaptainRegistration2015

Múscailt 2015 Monday 9th-Friday 13th February

Lots of free events across campus https://muscailt.nuigalway.ie/timetable

Free Meditation Sessions

Lunchtime mindfulness meditation is running every Wednesday for staff and students in the School of Psychology, room AMBE G067, 1.10pm – 1.40pm. No need to book, and sessions are free!

 

Masters of Management Disciplines fundraiser in aid of the ‘Saving Grace Charity’

11am-2pm Monday 9th of February in Friars Café in the Cairnes  Building. We would greatly appreciate any support! It is an extremely worthy cause and 100% of proceeds go to Grace and her treatments. More Information.

 

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Deadlines

  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Friday 20th February

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

 

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training Now!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. 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: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan to get you ready on our website.

 

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso TicketsOn Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU(Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

Elections #NUIGSU15

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 19th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 25th February. Election Day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 26th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

SU Council Chair Election – will take place on Monday 2nd March at the last SU Council Meeting of the year.

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Please Support NUI Galway’s Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Campaign 2015

All funds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society, Cancer Care West, Galway Hospice and NBCRI. Please like and share the campaign Facebook Page

Timetable of Events:

  • 7pm-9pm Monday 16th February Free choral concert in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your tickets here.
  • 10am-1pm Tuesday 17th February Coffee morning and poster presentation on the work being done at NUI Galway to fight cancer
  • 2pm-5pm Tuesday 17th February NUI Galway Shave or Dye in the College Bar with Today FM, Fat Tony’s and Zenith Hairdressing. Register now to Shave or Dye by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or filling out and returning the registration form here.
  • 7pm-9pm Tuesday 17th February Public Lecture Night, Panel Discussion and Reception in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your FREE ticket here. 

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the events you can sign up HERE

For more information please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Energy Night Wednesday 11th February

Energy Night is back, next Wednesday the 11th starting at 17:00 with the Careers Talk followed by the main event at 19:00, a panel discussion on the theme Smart Grid, Pushing Technology and Privacy Boundaries. This promises to be an innovative event looking into areas of energy not discussed before. For more information find the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NUIGEnergyNight?fref=ts

 

New Information Point for Access, Disability and Mature Student Services

From Monday 9th of February, Access, Disability and Mature student services will have a single access point for all queries and information in relation to their services.

The information point will be located in the upstairs foyer of Áras Uí Chathail and will be open from 9am to 1pm, Mondays and Tuesdays.

The new information point will be attended by Colm O’Dwyer, who can be contacted:

 

Mature Students Clinic

There will be a drop in clinic for Mature Students 2pm-4pm every Wednesday in the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell on su.maturestudents@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 19 – 29th January 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Volunteers URGENTLY needed for 2 hours for SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 7th February

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 7th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Console and BeLonG To. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 7th of February.

Financial Aid Fund 2015 Applications Close TOMORROW

Applications for the Financial Aid Fund in semester two will close tomorrow Friday the 30th of January. Please note this is only for students who have not applied or been assessed in the first semester. More Information.

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

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Deadlines

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Monday 2nd February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Friday 20th February

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

SHAG Week Hypnotist Tickets On Sale NOW

Michael McCoy Comedy Hypnotist will be back at NUI Galway on Monday 9th February at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre with his SeX -Rated Show for SHAG Week. 
Tickets are just €5 and are on sale now from the Students’ Union Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)
Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week runs from Monday 9th February to Friday 13th February – keeping sex safe, sexy and fun.

Troubled by Procrastination?

There will be workshops regarding exam performance and procrastination to help you get back on track for the summer exams. Workshops include the following:

-Procrastination and exam performance Tuesday Feb 11th

-Mind Mapping (a study technique clinically proven to improve concentration and grades) Wednesday Feb 12th

-Procrastination and exam performance Thursday Feb 13th

All workshops will commence at approx. 6:30pm and will be held in AMB-GO43 Seminar room in the Arts Millennium building.

All workshops are free but places are limited. Any queries please contact Phelim your VP Education Officer at su.education@nuigalway.ie

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training Now!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. 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: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan to get you ready on our website.

Sin Issue 8

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso TicketsOn Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU(Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

How to Access your Exam Results via Blackboard

NUI Galway Marriage Equality Taskforce

NUI Galway’s Marriage Equality Taskforce is launching their first campaign ‘I’m voting YES because’  11am-3pm Wednesday 4th February In Smokey’s Café. This will be creating awareness for the upcoming referendum. It is important that we make Grá the law #MakeGráTheLaw – to get involved email Rebecca on su.equality@nuigalway.ie

Elections #NUIGSU15

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 19th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 25th February. Election Day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 26th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

SU Council Chair Election – will take place on Monday 2nd March at the last SU Council Meeting of the year.

Corrib Live Charity Concert with Rofi James

Corrib Live is a charity concert in aid of Voices for Down Syndrome Galway and COPE Galway Waterside House. It takes place on Friday Feb 13th in the Commercial Boat Club, Woodquay and tickets are only €5. Doors from 7.30pm till late. Award winning Galway act Rofi James and Co Clare band The Conectors headline, with more to be announced. Also with buskers, finger food and DJ’s. All proceeds to charity, tickets available from Students’ Union NUI Galway and the ticket desk in OMG Shop Street, or by contacting corriblive15@gmail.com More info on https://www.facebook.com/corriblive

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Pass on your computer skills! Can you type and search the internet?

Then that’s all you need to know! Volunteers are sought to sit beside and encourage members of the community that visit campus to learn computer skills. Volunteers don’t need to know everything about computers but be a helpful aid as the instructor of the class runs the training. All volunteers are eligible for the Presidential Award for Volunteering.

To volunteer email Click and Connect coordinator Pat: pat.byrne@nuigalway.ie

Times: Monday 10-12 and 1-3; Tuesday 11-1 and 2-4; Wednesday 2-4; Thursday 12-2

PICK ONE SLOT THAT SUITS YOU AND ATTEND EACH WEEK FOR 4 WEEKS

Smarter Travel Student Media Competition

Do you have something positive to say about walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing?

  • Video and poster categories, with fantastic prizes
  • Enter as a team or an individual
  • You don’t need broadcast quality equipment to enter!

For more info see www.smartertravelawards.ie

Attention Students with Diabetes

Collect your FREE Contour Next USB glucometer from the Student Health Unit while stocks last.

Applications are now open for the NUI Galway Sports Scholarships for 2015/16 Academic Year
The NUI Galway Elite Sports Scholarship Closing Date is 31st July and this is open to current and new NUIG students including Postgrads, 
The NUI Galway Performance Points Sports Scholarship Closing date is 31st March. This is open to new full time undergrad NUIG students coming via the CAO only. 
https://www.sports.nuigalway.ie/scholarships_info.html

Suas Global Issues Course now Enrolling

The Suas Global Issues course gives students an introduction to development issues, such as Education, Health, Trade,Environment, Debt and Taking Action through interactive discussion. The course runs for 7 weeks starting on Tues 3rd February and finishing on Tues 31st March, from 6:30 – 8:30pm, one evening per week, on Tuesday. Spaces are limited to 35 students. No previous knowledge of development issues is needed to participate on this course. Each participant will receive a Suas Global Issues Course Certificate, a great addition to any CV. 

This course is subsidised by Irish AidEurope Aid and Concern Worldwide, the cost per student is only €25.​ Apply Here Now.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • www.google.com/anitaborg/emea/
  • Scholarship for female Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field.
  • Deadline for applications: February 2, 2015
  • Recipients will receive a €7,000 Scholarship and have the opportunity to attend a networking retreat in summer 2015.
  • This video and these Application Tips and Tricks may help you with your application
  • Questions? email: anitaborgscholars-emea@google.com.

Academic Writing Centre FREE Workshop

The AWC will hold a workshop for speakers of Irish and English. The workshop will address writing challenges in English and Irish and will help students make use of bilingualism to improve their writing. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 3 February at 5pm at the James Hardiman Library. Further Information.

European Commission Free Media Workshop for Students

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, supported by European Movement Ireland, is organising a free media workshop in Dublin for third-level students 10.30am-2.30pm on Thursday, 19 February 2015.  The workshop will offer students an opportunity to meet with journalists, communications professionals and EU affairs experts – including Christine Bohan (the Journal.ie), Neale Richmond (European Movement Ireland) and Margaret E. Ward (financial journalist) – and get a crash course on the EU and writing about Europe.

The European Commission Award for Student Journalism at the National Student Media Awards this year asks students to submit a 750-word article entitled “The EU in my County” and students who attend the workshop will leave with the knowledge and confidence to research EU matters both for this project and into the future. The workshop will take place in the Department of the Taoiseach and lunch will be provided free of charge.

Students must register in advance to attend.  Register Here.

Please Support NUI Galway’s Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Campaign 2015

All funds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society, Cancer Care West, Galway Hospice and NBCRI. Please like and share the campaign Facebook Page

Timetable of Events:

  • 7pm-9pm Monday 16th February Free choral concert in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your tickets here.
  • 10am-1pm Tuesday 17th February Coffee morning and poster presentation on the work being done at NUI Galway to fight cancer
  • 2pm-5pm Tuesday 17th February NUI Galway Shave or Dye in the Bailey Allen Hall with Today FM, Fat Tony’s and Zenith Hairdressing. Register now to Shave or Dye by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or filling out and returning the registration form here. 
  • 7pm-9pm Tuesday 17th February Public Lecture Night, Panel Discussion and Reception in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your FREE ticket here. 

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the events you can sign up HERE

For more information please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

NUIG Postgrad Open Day Weds 4th Feb

If you’re thinking about doing a postgraduate course, then don’t miss the upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 4 February, 12–4pm, Bailey Allen Hall. There’ll be over 80 stands exhibiting, employment and careers talks will take place, and there’ll be a free CV Clinic. Pre-register for the event here.

Mature Students Clinic

There will be a drop in clinic for Mature Students 2pm-4pm every Wednesday from 21st of January onwards in the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell on su.maturestudents@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.