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SU Weekly Email 12 – 14th November 2019

Weekly Email

From: Joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote Today

Don’t forget to bring your NUIG ID to vote today 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café to elect a new Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer to the Students’ Union. If you’ve registered for a remote vote please log on to the SU Website to vote 10am-5pm.

Exam Timetables Out Today

Semester 1 exams will take place between Mon 9th-Fri 20th Dec. Please log on and check your exam timetable carefully to make sure all your subjects are present.

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

We are now selling our Big Yellow Thing Socks for just €9 a pair. All proceeds go to the SU Charities! On sale now in the SU Office, the SU Shop and on our website here.

Student Levy Working Group

The next meeting of the working group about your Student Levy is taking place 1pm-2.30pm on Weds 20th of Nov in AMB-G066 in the Arts Millennium Building. For more info contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

Buses to March for Irish Unity

€2 NUIG Student return bus tickets on sale now on SU Website to the March For Irish Unity on Sun 24th of Nov in Lifford. Get tickets here 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Mon 27th of Jan 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG. Tickets €5. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. BUY TICKETS HERE.

Niteline NUIG

NiteLine is for you. It’s a listening, support and information service run by and for the students of NUIG. Volunteers go through a rigorous screening and training programme based on the Samaritans model and run with the help of the NUIG counselling services. The service runs 9pm-12am Wednesdays & Thursdays on 089 219 6918. They’re here if you ever feel that you would like to talk to someone that will listen, accept and understand without judging. You can talk about anything; no problem is too big or too small.

CreateHER Event showcasing Women in Media TODAY

Women in Media & Public Life: Diversity and Inclusion. Free event at NUI Galway TODAY Thurs 14 Nov. Tea & Coffee at 10:30am. Presentations begin at 11am in Aula Maxima Upper. Lunch included! RSVP to journalism@nuigalway.ie

NUI Galway Boxing Show 2019

NUI Galway Boxing Club are proud to announce their inaugural boxing tournament will take place at 6pm on Sun 27th Nov in the Kingfisher Sports Hall. With some of the top intervarsity talents in the country taking part as well as other high-level competitors from around the country, it’s an event not to be missed! Follow @nuigboxing on Instagram and NUI Galway Boxing Club on Facebook for more info.

Park & Ride Update

Just a reminder that during peak times the Park & Ride bus no longer stops at the Corrib Village stop.

What Are We Doing for You?

You can find details of your SU Officer Reports, minutes from the SU Officer meetings and your Class Rep Council meetings HERE. If you’ve any questions/comments just give us a shout!

Odd Shoe Day

Odd Shoe Day will take place 9am-1pm Mon 18th Nov at Smokey’s Café. We are asking people to wear odd pairs of shoes to raise awareness for the Special Olympics. We are fundraising on their behalf and will have prizes to give away to those who buy a raffle ticket on the day. Top prize is a pair of Panasonic speakers. There’s a 2 for 1 on raffle tickets if people share their pictures of their odd pairs of shoes and if they tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat. Instagram is @oddshoeday_nuig

Trans Week Events

  • Makeover Monday 18th Nov, IT204 7-9pm: Come along to express yourself through makeup, nail painting etc. Thinking of getting an undercut? We can give you one!
  • Transformation Tuesday 19th Nov, Hub Central 3-6pm: A clothes swap for trans students, who may need essential clothing items. Donations welcome.
  • Candle Lit Vigil Weds 20th Nov, Outside Áras na Mac Léinn, 6pm As it is Transgender day of Remembrance, we will be hosting a candlelit vigil with a symbolic flag raising to pay our respects, and to show solidarity to past and present trans students in NUI Galway and within the community.
  • Here’s the T Weds 20th Nov, IT202, 7-9pm A panel discussion involving a parental perspective on raising a trans child, a trans person’s perspective on parents who may need time to come to terms with acceptance and a discussion on gender performance.

More info from gigsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

Ógra Shinn Féin Society Events

Weds 20th Nov: Christmas Shoebox Appeal – Ógra Shinn Féin are collecting shoeboxes, money donations and items to fill boxes with on Weds 20th Nov from 10am beside Smokey’s Café. Half of the shoeboxes will go to children living in Direct Provision and half go to the 200 homeless children within Galway Simon Community. Please give whatever you can and help make Christmas that small bit merrier for the most vulnerable in society!

€2 Bus to the March for Irish Unity –   Ógra Shinn Féinn are running a return bus from Galway to Lifford, Donegal for the National March for Irish Unity happening on Sun 24th Nov. Get tickets here 

Research Survey – First Year Students + Illegal Drugs

Students in the NUIG Children’s Studies are carrying out a research study to find out ‘The type of illegal drugs and frequency most frequently used amongst first year college students in Ireland’. Please take1-2 minutes to fill out the quick anonymous survey in the link HERE. Your data will be greatly appreciated in analysing our results. Contact n.lennon4@nuigalway.ie for more info.

#GalwayGirl Photocall This Saturday

COPE Galway are holding an event to highlight domestic abuse at 2.30pm at the Spanish Arch this Saturday. They want as many women and girls, of all ages and backgrounds, to be present for a mass group photo in support of #GalwayGirl – a fundraising and awareness campaign for the new domestic abuse service in Galway, Modh Eile House.

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 16th Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

Give Blood in Galway This Month

5pm-8.30pm Tues 26th, Weds 27th and Thurs 28th November in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit Industrial Estate

Upcoming SafeTALK Course

There’s a free SafeTALK course on 6.15pm-9.15pm Tues 3rd Dec in the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares attendees, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. SafeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources

Graduating?

Congratulations! Make sure you register for your Seanad Éireann vote. Seanad Éireann is the Upper House of the Irish Legislature and is composed of sixty members. Three of these senators are elected by National University of Ireland graduates. You can get a registration form in the SU or online here.

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Class Rep Meetings This Month

Mon 18th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC214 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 19th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Mon 25th Nov 6pm – 8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council

Please email su.education@nuigalway.ie for more information

Coldvember Continues

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. More info and the donation page are available here.

Be Part of Galway 2020

Galway 2020 is looking for 2,020 participants to take part in their Opening Ceremony in February. The lead up to the opening ceremony will take place from 2nd February with 7 nights of events across Galway finishing on Saturday 8th February with a huge open air finale in Galway city. More info is available here.

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

We Are Open!

Please note that during the graduation ceremonies we are open as usual 10am-5pm Monday-Friday – just let security know you need to go to the SU. All the other services in Áras na Mac Léinn are open as usual too including Flirt FM, ALIVE, the Student Health Unit and the Socs Box.

Contact Us

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

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

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

 

SU Weekly Email 8 – 17th October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Road Safety Day

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator 10am-4pm Tues 29th Oct outside Áras na Mac Léinn

  • Practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle)
  • Take part in the roll-over simulation which demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision.
  • Practice the driver theory test.
  • Practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator
  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer.
  • FREE High Vis Items

Please Register Your Leap Card

If you have a Student Leap Card please make sure to log on to www.leapcard.ie and REGISTER your card number. That means that if you lose your card or it’s stolen you won’t lose the credit on the card as this can be transferred to your new card number.

LIFT Facilitator Training at NUIG

LIFT Ireland will be adding to their network of over 500 facilitators with a half day FREE facilitator training workshop 9.30am-1.30pm Thursday 24th of October at NUI Galway. Their vision is to make Ireland a better place to live in by creating better leaders across our society. By becoming a LIFT Facilitator, you are becoming a central part of a national initiative designed to raise the standards of personal leadership in Ireland, and by doing that, raising the standards of life for all people living on our island. Find out more and sign up here.

Disclosure Training

Would you know what to do if a friend came to you saying they had suffered sexual violence? Our half day Disclosure Training course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. The course is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre 10am-1.30pm Tues 5th Nov and costs €10. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Take the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey win €300!

You are invited to take part in NUI Galway’s INDEx survey – a national survey to find out more about how you use digital technologies and how this affects your experience of learning. Your voice will contribute to important decision-making around digital teaching and learning within NUI Galway. The INDEx survey takes only 5 minutes to complete. It is open to NUI Galway students from 14 October – 3 November. Participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary. There are €300 All4One vouchers to be won each week by NUI Galway students!  

Take the survey HERE 

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? Call down and pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is Friday the 25th of October

Interested in volunteering overseas?

Come along to the these welcome information talks and learn more about international projects with non-profit charities!

  • SERVE 2pm & 6pm Tues 29th October at The Hub Central, Arts/Science Concourse (near Smokey’s Café)
  • NURTURE AFRICA 6pm Weds 30th October in The View in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • EIL 6pm Weds 6th November at The Hub Central, Arts/Science Concourse (near Smokey’s Café)

More Information on the ALIVE website.

Give Blood in Galway This October

5pm-8.30pm TODAY and 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th Oct in Clybaun Hotel Knocknacarra.

5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, Thurs 24th Oct in Menlo Park Hotel Terryland

Free Meditation Class 2pm-3pm Sat 19th Oct

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple and natural way to meditation, working on the body’s subtle system to bring balance and a greater sense of wellbeing to our lives. It can also help to relieve stress and improve health. This free event will feature an introduction and a guided session on how to meditate and takes place at The OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway. More info from N.PASRICHA1@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Open Day

The NUIG Postgraduate Open Day is on 12pm-3pm Tues 5th Nov in the Bailey Allen Hall.

What’s the difference between a psychopath and a sadist or a narcissist?
If you want to know, the Psychological Society will be holding a talk on Wednesday 30th of October at 6.30pm in AMBE G065 (Psychology Building). Christie Tetreault, a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology, will be giving the talk on the Dark Tetrad (Machiavellianism, narcissism, sadism, and psychopathy): who they really are and how they act. The talk will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s award winning movie A Clockwork Orange (this film contains disturbing images that may be upsetting). There will be snacks, coffee/tea, and Halloween candy. Everyone is welcome!

Anti-Racism Workshop

This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”. The workshop is just €5 and takes place 10am-1.30pm Mon 4th Nov.

Would you be able to tell if someone was feeling suicidal?

SafeTALK is a three-hour training programme that helps participants to become alert to persons with suicidal thoughts. It’s free and takes place 6pm-9.15pm Tues 19th Nov in the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. Places are limited and pre-booking is essential. BOOK HERE.

Nominations are open for Galway Chamber Business Awards including:

  • Best Innovation/R&D
  • Best Emerging Enterprise

More Info Here.

The Dreaming of the Bones

DancePlayers presents The Dreaming of the Bones By W. B. Yeats. Thurs 7th – Sat 9th Nov at 8pm, Sun 10th Nov at 1pm with Q&A in the O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets: €5 Concession/€10 Standard. Booking and more info here.

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Thurs 17th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Thurs 24th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 30th Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council

 

Child Protection Training

Do you work or volunteer with children/young people? Our Child Protection Training Course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. The course cost is €15. Course takes place 9am-1pm Fri 6th Dec or 2pm-6pm Fri 6th Dec. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

SU Charities – Volunteers Needed

This year we will be raising funds for Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West. If you want to get involved and help us to raise as much money as possible for these two great charities please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie We are also always looking for new fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions please send them on! Remember all the time you spend volunteering with NUI Galway Students’ Union counts towards your ALIVE Volunteering Certificate application

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of Dec 2020 and we can also top your card up for you. Remember because the NUIG ID Cards don’t have expiry dates many transport companies won’t accept them as proof you are entitled to a student rate but they will accept the Student Leap Card.

Contact Us

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

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

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

SU Weekly Email 19th Sept 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Comedy Hypnotist €5 this Monday

Tickets are selling fast for our Comedy Hypnotist gig at 8pm this Monday 23rd of September. Get yours HERE.

The winner of the pair of tickets last week was Harper Glazer  – congratulations you can collect your prize in the SU Office!

Join the Gobal Climate Strike Tomorrow

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be marching in support of the Global Climate Strike TOMORROW Friday the 20th of September. We will be meeting outside Áras na Mac Léinn/Sult at 12:30pm and heading to Eyre Square to then march to Spanish Arch at 1pm. Join us! The University has also invited students and staff to meet at 11am tomorrow outside the Quad where the University Green Flag will be lowered to half-mast as a symbolic gesture by the University Community to demonstrate our solidarity to our school students.

Vote on Thurs 26th Sept

We are holding elections this Thursday 10am-5pm in Smokey’s Café to elect an SU Postgraduate Taught Officer and an SU Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. Please bring your Student ID with you to vote. More info.

Volunteering Fair – 11am-4pm TODAY – Bailey Allen Hall

Come along and meet charities and non-profit projects that you can volunteer with for once off events or an hour a week. Environment, children and youth, elderly, disability, education, health, international – all for you to browse and chat!

Break The Barriers on the 3rd of Oct

On Thursday 3rd of October we want you to join us in Dublin as part of the National Demonstration to #BreakTheBarriers to Education. We will be calling for:

  • Affordable Accommodation
  • Publicly Funded Education
  • An increase in SUSI grants
  • Reform of BTEA
  • Affordable Transport

Return bus tickets €2 will be on sale soon. Buses leave Galway 10am and leave Dublin 4pm. NUIG Student ID required. Contact su.president@nuigalway.ie for more info

Want a free breakfast?

You can get FREE Porridge* every morning at Sult NUI Galway when you buy a hot drink and use your SU Card! (*While stocks last)

Register now for Global Goals Jam

The Global Goals Jam takes place on campus this weekend Fri 20th – Sun 22nd Sept. Students and staff that sign up are divided into teams, all teams work together, using a tailored toolkit, to create interventions aimed at addressing a challenge relevant to the campus: e.g. challenge related to energy, waste, transport, water  etc. Teams work to find real and meaningful solutions to address the challenge developed. This is a FREE event and lunch is provided. Register on-line HERE.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts this Tues!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm FULL
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm 3 Spaces Left
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm 1 Space Left
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm FULL

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

If you missed Clubs Day or Societies Day DON’T PANIC!

You can still join all the clubs and societies you want by logging on and registering here

ALIVE Welcome Workshops – Repeated all week at 5pm – 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Sept – ALIVE Áras na Mac Léinn

How do I get started volunteering? What is ALIVE? How do I earn the Certificate? Come along and learn about community volunteering! Pick one session and feel welcome to ask questions!

Learn To Swim

“Learn to Swim” is an 8 week program aimed at complete beginner swimmers or those looking to improve their strokes. It runs every Wednesday starting 25th of Sept. There are 2 groups, one at 7.30pm and one at 8.15pm and you will be assigned to one based on your abilities. Being able to swim is something people take for granted but it really is an important life skill. It’s €55 for 8 lessons, which works out much cheaper than any other lessons. For more info contact swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie or i.roche1@nuigalway.ie

Gaisce, the President of Ireland Medal Info Evening – 6pm Tues 24th Sept – ALIVE Áras na Mac Léinn

Earn your Bronze, Silver, or Gold from the President of Ireland! Come along and meet some already on the journey towards this national medal for volunteering and personal development.

Volunteer with Flirt FM

Flirt FM are looking for volunteers to cover Irish Language, Current Affairs, Arts, Sport, Student Issues, Entertainment, Irish Music, Specialist Music and more. The full-time schedule kicks off on the 14th of October so to get involved come along to an induction session. Induction Sessions (duration: 60 min)
Venue: 
Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn 

  • Tues 24th Sept 18.00hrs
  • Mon 30th Sept 18.00hrs [last chance for this semester!]

There will be follow up training in sound desk and digital editing (with more specialised training later in the semester).

Life Skills Course Update

  • Sign Language – 4 Spaces
  • First Aid Responder Course – 2 Spaces
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Child Protection Training – 4 Spaces
  • Yoga – 3 spaces left Intermediate. Beginners FULL
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course –FULL
  • MMA for Self Defence

Pool Lifeguard Course

The Swimming Club are running a Water Safety Ireland Pool Lifeguard course at NUIG. It is a 10 week course starting next Monday 23rd September from 9.30pm -11pm. It will be run half in the pool and half theory, and will be assessed with an exam on the last week. Then you will get a certificate which allows you to work as a pool lifeguard in any pool in the world! Ideal for if you want to work in a camp on a J1. For more information contact Swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie

STAND Festival

The NUIG STAND Student Festival 2019 takes place across NUI Galway 23rd-27th of September. More info here.

Ever Wanted to Try Boxing?

Join Fierce As Female 10am-12.30pm Sat 28th of Sept in Salthill for their huge boxing class for women. There will be 200 women and 10 coaches from 4 clubs to help women give boxing a try. There will also be a free outdoor event on the beach afterwards and you get a swag bag. You don’t need any boxing experience and this event is for women of all fitness levels and ages.

Does a sports team reflect a strong community?

Join us 10am-4pm Fri 27th Sept at the Moore Institute NUIG to discuss sports, identities, culture and digital humanities as part of the Examine European Cultural Identity IRC funded research project. Enjoy the lecture given by Prof Alan Tomlinson and after lunch you are invited to join a gathering of researchers and practitioners from the arts, humanities, and sciences for an interactive workshop exploring identities, cultures, and crises through the lens of Sports and Media. The Event is FREE and Registration is OPEN here.

Support the #CLIMATESTRIKE

Over the last year young climate activists from across Ireland have held protests over a lack of government action on climate change. Tomorrow Friday 20th of September there will be a Global day of protest led by school strikers calling for urgent action on Climate Change. NUI Galway are calling on all staff and students to convene in College Park in front of the Quad at 11am Friday 20th September. We will drop the Green Flag to half-mast as a symbolic gesture by the University Community to demonstrate our solidarity to our school students.

Free Workshop: Feminism, Fertility and the Future

This one day FREE workshop takes place at NUI Galway on Thurs 3rd Oct and all are welcome to attend. More info and free tickets are available here.

RAVE FOR THE RAINFOREST 

On Wednesday 9th of October 2nd year zoology student Gary Moscarelli is holding a Silent Disco in aid of the world land trust in the Róisín Dubh. For every €90 we raise 1 acre of critically endangered rain forest can be saved from deforestation. Tickets are €5 and can be bought through Gary. Tickets on sale every Monday between 2pm-4pm in Smokey’s Café on the concourse. 100% of proceeds go to the World Land Trust.

The Beacon

The Beacon play will take place in the Town Hall Theatre Galway 20th -28th of September. Look out for exclusive dress rehearsal access and lighting production masterclasses for NUIG students through the Druid partnership.

Important Deadlines

  • Mon 23rd Sept: Module Registration Deadline
  • Mon 30th Sept: Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct: Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge

Registration Information Here

Cloakroom Open

The SU Cloakroom is back open every Thursday and Friday during term 9am-6pm. This service is FREE and is located next to the SU XL Shop near the Bialann.

Contact Us

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

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

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

 

SU Weekly Email 3 – 12th September 2019

Weekly Email

From: Joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Financial Aid Fund applications open Mon 16th Sept

Apply online at the link below from Monday. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

APPLY HERE.

Freshers’ Fair on Tuesday

We will have lots of freebies, inflatable games, competitions and food for everyone 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September in Áras na Mac Léinn – call down!

Turn Your Old Textbooks into Cash!

If you have old textbooks that you want to sell call in to us ASAP in the SU Office and we will sell them on for you. More information here

Election Nominations Are OPEN

We will be holding an election to fill the vacant voluntary positions of Postgraduate Taught Officer and Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies for the 2019/20 academic year. GET YOUR NOMINATION FORM HERE. 

  • Nominations Close: 5pm Weds 18th Sept
  • Canvassing Begins: 6pm Sun 22nd Sept
  • Election Day: 10am-5pm Thurs 26th Sept

Win FREE Comedy Tickets

If you’d like to win 2 free tickets to our Comedy Hypnotist gig just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie and tell us the name of the current SU President before 5pm Mon 16th Sept. The winner will be announced in the next SU Weekly email.

Important Deadlines

  • Mon 16th Sept: Course Registration Deadline
  • Mon 23rd Sept: Module Registration Deadline
  • Mon 30th Sept: Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct: Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge

Registration Information Here

Sin Issue 1

You can read the first issue of Sin newspaper online HERE.  The Sin newspaper editor Mark is still looking for volunteers so if you are interested in helping drop a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message via the Sin Facebook page here. Follow Sin on Twitter – their account is here!

Life Skills Courses Filling Up Fast

  • Sign Language – Limited Spaces
  • First Aid Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Child Protection Training – 4 Spaces
  • Yoga – 1 Space in Beginners
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course – Groups 1, 2 & 4 FULL
  • MMA for Self Defence

Call to the SU office to register or phone 091 493 570.

Cloakroom Open

The SU Cloakroom is back open every Thursday and Friday during term 9am-6pm. This service is FREE and is located next to the SU XL Shop near the Bialann.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tues 24th Sept!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm 2 Spaces Left
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm 5 Spaces Left
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm 4 Spaces Left
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm 7 Spaces Left

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

LIFT Leadership Training

LIFT Ireland is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership in Ireland. LIFT Ireland’s learning process is based on eight key leadership values. Each week, for a total of eight weeks, a certified facilitator guides a roundtable of 4-6 individuals through a specific leadership value. Using a proven systemic approach, the members of each roundtable reflect on what that value means to them and how they can improve in this area. If you are interested in taking part in this course please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Volunteering Fair

The NUI Galway Volunteering Fair takes place 11am-4pm Thurs 19th Sept in Áras na Mac Léinn. This is a great chance to get involved with local charity and community groups through volunteering. You can also get an award for your time spent volunteering.

6 Week FREE Stress Control Programme

“Stress Control” is a FREE six session class in the NUIG CSI building which teaches people to ‘become their own therapist’. Each session lasts for 90 minutes (including a break). The course starts Weds 18th of Sept and runs 10am-11.30am each Wednesday until 23rd October. Spaces are limited so sign up HERE.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? We will be running another Voter Registration day 12pm-2pm Wednesday 18th of September at Smokey’s Café. Call down and get yourself registered or pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is the 25th of October.

Chinese Course at NUI Galway

A 20 week evening course, An Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture, will commence in NUIG 7pm-9pm Weds 25th September 2019. The fee is €120 for NUI Galway students. The course is designed for people with no Chinese language basics but who have a strong interest in China or who travel or do business in China.  It covers not only the Chinese language basics but also a brief introduction to the history of China, Chinese philosophies, customs and traditions, Chinese protocol and business etiquette, Chinese food and wine, Chinese medicine and the concepts of Fengsui and yinyang. More info here  or contact suzanne.gilsenan@nuigalway.ie

Smart Life Academic and Wellbeing Support Programme 

A FREE TO ALL STUDENTS series of one-off Workshops and Short Courses for Semester 1 to promote wellness and academic success. The short courses fill up fast, so early booking advised.

Bookings: www.nuigstudents.ie/smartlife

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme – Applications Open

This programme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD in any discipline. Funds include a stipend of €16,000 per annum, a contribution to fees, and eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum.
FAQ deadline: 24 Oct 2019. Application Deadline: 4pm 31 Oct 2019. More info here.

Life Science Career Forum 1pm-4pm Sat 14th Sept

The WITS life science career forum will have key speakers and attendees from leading companies in Diagnostics, Industry, Pharma, Business and Healthcare. There will be talks on better understanding types of roles available to graduates and advice on how to move within the life science field. The event takes place in the Portershed in Galway. Registration and information is open at this li

Global Climate Strike Fri 20th of Sept

The Global Climate Strike will take place in Galway on Friday the 20th of September. More information here.

Contact Us

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

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

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

 

SU Weekly Email 2 – 5th September 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Orientation Week Events Continue Today + Tomorrow

Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!

TODAY

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books.

3pm-5pm Treasure Hunt with the SU Officers starts at Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm Speed Friending with host Johnny Graham at Sult

8pm-11pm Music from OIdskool at Sult

TOMORROW

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and free condoms!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema this Monday

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on this Monday 9th of September outside the Engineering Building. There will be FREE popcorn for the first 100 people and you can vote on our Facebook page for the film you want us to show.

 

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Cameron at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.

 

Lockers Selling Fast

You need to register at www.su.nuigalway.ie and pay online and collect your locker key from the SU Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please note if you’ve booked a locker in Áras Moyola or the Engineering Building you collect your key from the SU desk in the Engineering building 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am this Weds 11th Sept for the vacant SU Officer position of Postgraduate Taught Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Weds 18th of Sept to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thurs 26th of Sept.

 

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? We will be running Voter Registration days 12pm-2pm Tuesday 10th of September and Wednesday 18th of September at Smokey’s Café. Call down and get yourself registered or pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is the 25th of October.

 

Life Skills Courses Filling Up Fast

  • Sign Language
  • First Aid Responder Course
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course
  • MMA for Self Defence

Call to the SU office to register or phone 091 493 570.

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 17th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

 

FREE Tickets: The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College

The Kinds Of Sex You Might Have At College is a play about what you want, how you want it, if you want it and what happens when you don’t. It takes place 1pm & 5pm Thurs 12th & Fri 13th Sept and FREE tickets are available online here.

This play tackles experiences from across all genders, all relationships and all sexualities (or as many of them as we could fit into one hour). This play will equip you with a more proactive understanding of consent to apply to your future intimate encounters if you choose to have them.

Trigger warning: This performance contains language of a sexual nature and themes of sexual violence.

 

Clubs Day on Tuesday

There’s over 50 Sports Clubs at NUI Galway and you can join any/all of them for FREE at Clubs Day in the Sports Centre 10am-5pm next Tues 10th Sept.

 

Introduction to the Library

Get to grips with the library with their quick and free intro sessions. They run for the next 2 weeks 12pm-12.40pm Mon-Fri. More info HERE.

 

Join Societies

Societies Day takes place 10am-5pm Weds 11th Sept in Áras na Mac Léinn. Call down and meet all the societies that want to be your new best friends. We will be there too!

 

FREE Academic Skills Training Registration Open

Includes: Critical Thinking & Information, Digital Skills, Intro to Podcasting, Social Media for Research and much more.

Sign up for FREE HERE.

 

Comedy Hypnotist Tickets On Sale Now!

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones at 8pm on Mon 23rd of Sept in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from EVENTBRITE HERE.  

 

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of December 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

 

Research Study Participants Required

We are looking for healthy individuals, aged 18 to 30, to complete a questionnaire, have screening bloods taken and undergo a bone marrow aspiration. Expenses paid. Contact veronica.mcinerney@nuigalway.ie with name, address and phone number.

 

Beer Run this Sunday

The Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is the only free running club that gives you a free beer for your efforts! Join them this Sunday at 12.30pm for their monthly 5/10k run.

 

Culture and Leadership Tech Talk with Rent the Runway

On Weds 11th Sept, join Rent the Runway at the Portershed for a tech talk on lessons from working in microservices to be followed by a session on culture and leadership. Both sessions give an opportunity to meet the Rent the Runway team based in Galway, which is the location of their European Headquarters, and learn more about the company and current vacancies.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 1 – 29th August 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to the first weekly email from your Students’ Union for the new academic year.

What is the Students’ Union?

“The mission of the Union shall be to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.” – Constitution of the Students’ Union

The SU is a representative organisation that is independent from the University and consists of all registered students at NUI Galway.  As the SU is an independent body, the SU officers do not have to answer to the University authorities – we only answer to you, our members who have elected us.

These are the officers in the Students’ Union working for you this year to promote and defend your rights:

President: Clare su.president@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Education: Cameron su.education@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Welfare & Equality: Brandon su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Erin su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie

Mature Students: Chuka Paul su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Taught: VACANT POSITION – Want to fill it? More info here!  

Postgraduate Research: Emily su.pgresearch@nuigalway.ie

SU Council Chairperson: Scott su.council@nuigalway.ie

Societies: Oissíne su.socs@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Pádraic su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies: Laura su.arts@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Science: Kenny su.science@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences: Aisling su.medicine@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Business & Law: Clodagh su.business@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Engineering & Informatics: Sachi su.engineering@nuigalway.ie

International Students: Avery su.international@nuigalway.ie

Gender and LGBT+ Rights: Morgan su.lgbt@nuigalway.ie

Disability Rights: Alex su.disability@nuigalway.ie

Ethnic Minorities: Victoria su.ethnicminorities@nuigalway.ie

 

Lockers On Sale ONLINE 10am this Monday 2nd September

You need to register at www.su.nuigalway.ie and pay online and collect your key from the SU Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please note if you’ve booked a locker in Áras Moyola or the Engineering Building you collect your key from the SU desk in the Engineering building 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

 

FREE SU Diaries

Get your FREE SU Diary and handbook next week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and outside the SU Shop. We also have FREE Flirt FM Wall Planners for you.

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications Open Mon 16th Sept

Online application and more information available here.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Orientation Week 2019

Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!

Monday 2nd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, free SU Diaries, free Flirt FM Wall Planners, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, Life Skills sign up and play our Giant Games!

5pm-7pm DJ Michael Burnell at Sult

8pm till late Post Electric Picnic party with DJ Paul Belton at Sult

Tuesday 3rd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Cards, Lockers, Second hand Books, Life Skills sign up and play our Giant Games!

5pm-7pm Karl Spain’s Just for Laughs Table Quiz at Sult

8pm till late Bingo Loco at Sult

Wednesday 4th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and Life Skills sign up!

5pm-7pm Meet your SU Officers at Sult and ask them anything!

9pm till late Coafalla and Engel at Sult

Thursday 5th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books.

3pm-5pm Treasure Hunt with the SU Officers starts at Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm Speed Friending with host Johnny Graham at Sult

8pm-11pm Music from OIdskool at Sult

Friday 6th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and free condoms!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 9th of September

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on Monday 9th of September outside the Engineering Building. There will be FREE popcorn for the first 100 people and you can vote on our Facebook page for the film you want us to show. Make sure you bring something to sit on and don’t bring any alcohol or you will be asked to leave.

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 17th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

 

Life Skills Sign Up Open MONDAY 2nd Sept

From Monday you can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Sign Language
  • First Aid Responder Course
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course
  • MMA for Self Defence

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Weds 11th Sept for the vacant SU Officer position of Postgraduate Taught Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Weds 18th of Sept to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thurs 26th of Sept.

 

Comedy Hypnotist Tickets On Sale Now!

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones at 8pm on Mon 23rd of Sept in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from EVENTBRITE HERE.  

 

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of December 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

 

Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.

 

Disability Support Service – Deadline for Exam Accommodations

The deadline for exam accommodations for students living with disabilities is Weds 16th of October. Please contact the Disability Support Service as soon as possible to ensure that your specific requirements are tailored to in time for examinations.

Please email disabilityservice@nuigalway.ie

More Info.

 

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Cameron at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.

 

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café and Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

 

Postgraduate Research Representatives

We are currently recruiting PGR Class Reps. If you want to have your voice heard and create change then contact the Education Officer, Cameron Keighron, on su.education@nuigaway.ie

 

Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Mark is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop him a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message him via the Sin Facebook page here.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

Summer in Galway 2019

News & Events

Here’s just some of what’s on in Galway this Summer:

Galway Theatre Festival Fri 3rd – Sat 11th May 2019

Darkness Into Light 4.15am Sat 11th May 2019

Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 12.30pm Sun 12th May 2019

Banff Mountain Film Festival Mon 13th May 2019

Colours Festival Weds 15th – Mon 20th May 2019

Oranmore Arts Festival Thurs 16th – Sun 19th May 2019

Galway Early Music Festival Fri 24th – Sun 26th May 2019

Galway Africa Day Sat 25th May 2019

Conamara Bog Week Tues 28th May – Mon 3rd June 2019

Galway Juggling Convention Fri 31st – Mon 3rd June 2019

Galway African Film Festival Sat 1st & Sun 2nd June 2019

Fives for Lives Tag Rugby & Soccer tournament in aid of Pieta House Sat 1st June 2019

West End Summer Street Festival Mon 3rd June 2019

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 5th June 2019

Mojo Fest Thurs 6th – Sat 8th June 2019

Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 12.30pm Sun 9th June 2019

Irish Cancer Society 5k Colour Dash NUIG Sunday 9th June 2019

Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 7pm Mon 17th & Mon 24th June 2019

Galway Ukulele Festival Fri 21st – Sun 23rd June 2019

Soapbox Science Galway Sat 29th June 2019

Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 7pm Mon 1st, Mon 8th, Mon 15th, Mon 22nd & Mon 29th July 2019

Give Blood in Galway Tues 2nd, Weds 3rd, Thurs 4th, Sun 7th, Tues 9th, Weds 10th & Thurs 11th July 2019

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Galway International Food & Craft Festival Fri 5th – Sun 7th July 2019

Galway Film Fleadh Tues 9th – Sun 14th July 2019

Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 12.30pm Sun 14th July 2019

Galway Fringe Festival Mon 15th – Sun 28th July 2019

Galway International Arts Festival Mon 15th – Sun 28th July 2019

Galway Summer Drama Festival Sat 20th – Sat 27th July 2019

Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 29th July- Sun 4th August 2019

Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Weds 7th August 2019

Galway Pride Festival Mon 12th – Sun 18th August 2019

Streets of Galway 8km Race 7pm Sat 10th August 2019

Galway Bay Brewery Running Club 12.30pm Sun 11th Aug 2019

Give Blood in Galway 5pm-8.30pm Weds 21st or Thurs 22nd Aug 2019 in Clayton Hotel

Galway Heritage Week Saturday 17th – Sunday 25th August 2019

Lots of these festivals and events need volunteers to help out so please give them a shout if you are available to lend a hand!

There are also lots of charitable organisations looking for volunteers to help out. Check the NUIG ALIVE Volunteering website for volunteering opportunities.

If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2019/20. Start your countdown!

Wind Down Week

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Wind Down Week / Seachtain Scíthe Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

Faigh faoiseamh ón strus agus lig do scíth

Monday 1st April / Dé Luain an 1 Aibreán

Tuesday 2nd April / Dé Máirt an 2 Aibreán

Wednesday 3rd April / Dé Céadaoin an 3 Aibreán

Thursday 4th April / Déardaoin an 4 Aibreán

Friday 5th/Saturday 6th April / Dé hAoine an 5/Dé Sathairn an 6 Aibreán

More information from / Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

“Not Consent” Exhibition to open NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week

News & Events

“Not Consent” Exhibition to open NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week

NUI Galway Students’ Union will launch their SHAG Week (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) events on Saturday 9th of February with the Galway premier of the “Not Consent” Exhibition in the O’Donoghue Centre. This powerful piece features exhibits of clothing worn at the time of sexual assault or rape donated by the victims. The exhibition is curated by Ruth Maxwell who survived a horrendous attack on her way to work in Dublin in 2016 and aims to end victim blaming culture. The exhibition will be open 2pm-6pm and there will be representatives from Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Stop Domestic Violence in Ireland, Survivors Side by Side and NUI Galway Students’ Union speaking at the event along with performances from well-known musicians.

On Tuesday 12th of February at 6pm the Students’ Union will also host the NUIG premier screening of the movie “The Meeting” in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre in conjunction with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. The film is based on a real meeting which took place between Ailbhe Griffith and the man who, nine years earlier, subjected her to a horrific sexual assault and left her seriously injured and fearing for her life. Griffith, in an extraordinary move, plays herself in this unique drama and will be speaking at the event. Limited free tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Other events during the week include disclosure training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre, information on violence in relationships from COPE Galway, a saucy Valentine’s Day show from The Dirty Circus and Sex Toy Bingo which is nothing like the bingo your Granny might attend! The free, on campus, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic will have extended hours during SHAG Week. The Students’ Union will also distribute free condoms to students.

Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer Clare Austick said: “We are delighted to be working with Ruth Maxwell to bring the amazing “Not Consent” exhibition to NUIG. Students’ Unions and Universities need to take a strong lead in ending the culture of victim blaming as sexual violence and harassment are still prevalent issues in today’s world. How somebody is dressed is not consent. Consent is Ongoing, Mutual and Freely Given – this is the core message of the NUIG Smart Consent courses.”

Students’ Union President Megan Reilly said: “We hope that our SHAG week events will encourage our students to take a responsible attitude to sexual health and healthy relationships. We still have a long way to go in Irish society in terms of breaking down the taboo of talking about sex.  We want our students to be educated about their sexual safety.”

Full programme of events available at: https://su.nuigalway.ie/nuig-shag-week-february-2019/

SU Weekly Email 17 – 17th January 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair this Wednesday

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

 

Know Someone Who Should Run for the SU Elections?

Do you think your friend would make a great Students’ Union President or Vice-President? Or maybe you’d love to run for election yourself?

Recommend a Friend or Register Your Interest in Running HERE.

Nominations Open at 10am on Thurs 14th Febr for the three full-time paid Officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare & Equality Officer.

 

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

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

 

Read Sin Issue 7 Here

If you want to get involved in the paper please contact Áine on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Volunteers Needed

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

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

 

Vintage Clothes Sale

We have the Vintage and Sportswear clothes sale back 11am-4pm on Tuesday 29th of January in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Cardiac First Responder 6 Spaces Left
  • First Aid Responder 4 Spaces Left
  • ASIST Course 15 Spaces Available Book Online Now
  • Sign Language FULLY BOOKED
  • Disclosure Training FULLY BOOKED

 

Free Weekly Mindfulness Classes

Every week during term there are FREE Mindfulness classes at NUI Galway. Feel free to drop in – all are welcome.

  • 8.10am-8.50am Tuesdays Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201

 

Just Read!

Do you need anything more than a good book? The key to happiness is finding a good book and reading it. Join the SU Education Officer for books and more in Room TB303 in Tower Block 2 on the Concourse 1pm-2pm every Tuesday.

More information from su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

SHAG Week Events

As part of our SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week events this year we have two very special free events taking place.

  • On Saturday 9th of February we will host the powerful “Not Consent” Exhibition.
  • On Tuesday 12th of February at 6pm we will host the NUIG Premier of the movie “The Meeting”. Tickets are free but limited – apply online now.

For more information or to get involved contact su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Free Cloakroom

The SU Free Cloakroom is open 9am-6pm Thursdays and Fridays during term. It’s located near the SU XL Shop.

 

Learn To Swim

The Swimming Club are running a 10 week Learn To Swim Course for just €60. The course is suitable for beginners and novices and will be starting Wednesday 23rd of January with two time slots 7.30pm and 8.15pm. Registration will take place 10am-3pm Wednesday 23rd of January at Clubs Day in the Kingfisher. Limited places. Contact swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Need Help with Programming/Software Development?

ComputerDISC Reopens this Monday 21st of January providing a free Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming/software development courses.

 

USI Elections 2019

Nominations for the annual Union of Students in Ireland (USI) elections will open on Monday 21st January, 2019 and must be submitted prior to 5pm on Tuesday 26th February, 2019. This election will take place at USI Congress 2019 and will determine the Union of Students in Ireland Officer Board for the academic year 2019/2020. USI is the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the island of Ireland.

 

Coming Up this Month

  • Societies Day 10am-5pm Tuesday 22nd January in the Bailey Allen Hall. Meet 125 student societies.
  • Clubs Day 10am-3pm Wednesday 23rd January in the Sports Centre. Meet 50 student sports clubs.
  • Volunteering Fair 11am-4pm Thursday 31st January in the Bailey Allen Hall. Meet community NGOs and become a volunteer instantly.

 

Looking for Part Time Work?

Sign up for job alerts for free on Careers Connect Here

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic Back 22nd Jan

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Apply now for the Galway stage of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur

Investment fund of €50,000 available. Deadline for entries Friday 15th March.

 

Participants Needed for Study

Final year psychology student looking for participants for study on psychological factors that effect chronic pain. Involves completing a 15 min survey and participants must be 18 years old + undergrad/postgrad students at NUIG.

Complete Survey Here.

 

Galway Gardaí Divisional Youth Awards

Do you know a young person/group aged 13-12 whose dedication and undocumented good will has made a difference in their community, school or elsewhere? You can now nominate them for an individual or group award. Nominations close on Friday 25th of January and nomination forms are available from your local Garda station or here.

 

The Link Between Difficult Childhood Events and Adult Sleep Quality

All adults aged over 18 years of age are invited to take part in this study which hopes to develop our understanding of the factors that play a part in how people manage childhood stress and poor sleep in adulthood. The research has ethical approval from the NUIG Research Ethics Committee. Participation in the study involves completing a 25 minute online questionnaire.

Link to access the study is here.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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