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SU Weekly Email 23 – 13th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week 2020

TODAY

  • 2pm-4pm Bra Collection at Smokey’s Café with BioMed Soc. Donate old bras to charity.
  • 7pm Sex Toy Bingo in the Corrib Room at Sult SOLD OUT!

Fri 14th Feb

ALL WEEK Free Condoms from the SU and the SU Engineering Desk

 

#NUIGSU20 Elections

  • 3 x Paid Full Time Officer nominations open Weds 19th Feb
  • 15 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

Your guide to running for #NUIGSU20 Elections is HERE or contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Rally in Support of Mduduzi Creative Ngwenya 1pm TODAY

We invite you to attend a rally in support of NUI Galway student Mduduze Creative Ngwenya at 1pm today Thurs 13th Feb at the Big Yellow Thing. Science student Mduduzi is from Zimbabwe and has been living in Direct Provision in Galway for the last 3 years. He is now facing deportation. Mduduzi is on the committee for the University of Sanctuary at NUIG. He is a talented, hard-working and socially conscious individual who has made a huge effort to integrate and engage with the community in Galway #SaveMdu

 

Need a Valentine’s Day present?

If you need a Valentine’s Day present for your sole mate why not give the gift of cosy feet! Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are just €9 a pair and are on sale from the SU Office, the SU Shop and our website HERE. They’re perfect for secret library crushes too and all funds go to the SU Charities!

 

Marchathon Motivation Mondays Freebies!

Join us at Smokey’s Cafe 11am-1pm Mon 17th Feb, Mon 24th Feb & Mon 2nd March for our Marchathon Challenge sign up desk. We will have FREE STUFF for teams registering for the Marchathon Challenge including fruit and snoods to keep you motivated.
Marchathon Registration is Open NOW and you can win Prizes for Walking! The Challenge will run from Mon 2nd to Fri 27th March. Get together in teams of 3 to 6 people and have your team captain register your team on www.activetravellogger.ie to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including gift vouchers, activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and more!

We will also be holding 30 minute walks each Wednesday during the challenge to help you get the steps in, meet new people and maybe get some more free stuff!

 

How To Run For SU Election Online Info Session

USI are running a free online how to run for election information session 6pm-7.30pm TODAY Thurs 13th Feb. To take part just sign up here.

 

First Year Engineering Movie Night

1st year Engineering movie night 6pm-8pm Tues 18th Feb in ENG-G017. Take a break from study and relax with a movie! All welcome.

 

USIT J1 Info Talk Tuesday

USIT will be on campus to answer all your J1 questions next Tues 18th Feb 11am-3pm at Smokey’s Café and 1pm-2pm in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Calling all students!

Are you interested in taking part in a focus group research project about college students’ attitudes to sexual consent?

One4all voucher for every participant! For more information or to sign up please contact Mari at m.mcshea1@nuigalway.ie

 

Job Clinic with Exit Entry

Exit Entry will be in Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm next Weds 19th Feb and Thurs 20th Feb to help out with your job search. https://www.exitentry.com/

 

Have your say in the Student Survey

This is your chance to improve your University experience at NUI Galway and you could win a €200 gift voucher! The survey can be completed by first year and final year undergrads and taught postgrads. Complete the survey now here

 

SU Life Skills Sign Ups Now Open

 

Applications Close Tomorrow Fri 14th Feb for Hardiman Research Scholarships

More info here.

 

Love Life Love Walking 1pm TOMORROW!

Meet up at 1pm outside Áras na Mac Léinn this Fri 14th Feb for a 30 minute walk and talk along the campus biodiversity route with NUIG staff and students. All welcome – wear your walking shoes/runners!

 

Netflix & Chill Pub Quiz

ROPES are hosting a Netflix & Chill pub quiz at 7.30pm Tues 18th Feb at Sult. It’s just €4 per person with lots of prizes and free food.

 

Exploring Global Financial Justice Workshop with ALIVE

ALIVE is hosting an SDG Workshop free for all students to attend –Exploring Financial Justice – What are the SDGs? What do we mean by Financial Justice? Why is there poverty in some parts of the world and not others? 5pm-7pm Tues 18th Feb with Financial Justice Ireland in the Careers Seminar Room.

Here’s the sign up link so we have enough food for all!

 

Postgrad Ball 2020

The NUIG Postgrad Ball 2020 will take place on Thurs 2nd of April in the Clayton Hotel. Early bird tickets, €45, will be available in Smokey’s on the 26th & 27th Feb 12pm-2pm. Tickets will be available from SocsBox or online for €50 after these dates.

 

Making Every Contact Count initiative – students’ perspectives survey

Would you like to take part in a short, anonymous online survey about a new initiative in supporting the prevention of chronic disease? More info: l.byrne27@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Sports Scholarships Open

Scholarships are open to new entrants, current NUIG students, students transferring to NUIG and those hoping to do postgrad courses at NUIG. Closing date 31st March.

 

Rave for the Reef

Rave for the Reef is back at 8.30pm on Weds 19th of Feb in the Roisin Dubh. For every €50 euro we raise 1 coral can be planted and raised by the Reef Restoration Foundation. These scientists are currently working in the Great Barrier Reef trying to stop the coral bleaching epidemic, which is a major cause of climate change. Tickets are €5 euro and can be got my DMing @RaveForTheReef_RoisinDubh on instagram

 

The Prevalence, Perception and Adherence of Alternative Dietary Lifestyles in College Students

You are invited to take part in a survey assessing how prevalent certain diets among college students, student perceptions of these diets and the levels of adherence that accompany them. More info: r.mcguinness5@nuigalway.ie

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Thurs 13th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 24th Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 24th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 25th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Clubs’ Ball! €40 full ball tickets are flying out the door already so get yours quick here

 

Need Books?

Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!

 

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

 

Homelessness Protest March

There will be a Homelessness Protest March at 2.30pm on Sat 29th Feb from Spanish Arch to the Liam Mellows Statue.

 

Galway at the Heart of Europe – Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe

6.30pm-8pm on Thurs 20th Feb The European Commission Representation in Ireland, in co-operation with European Movement Ireland and NUIG is delighted to invite you to an event ‘Galway at the Heart of Europe’ – a Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe in the Aula Maxim NUIG. The event is free to attend, but advanced registration is essential via Eventbrite

 

Irish Cancer Society Summer Studentships

Studentships in Translational Research and Social and Allied Health Science applications are open. More Info here.

 

Free Yoga Meditation Class this Saturday

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes take place every Saturday 2pm-3pm at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road Galway. All welcome.

 

Free Festival Tickets for Volunteers

Volunteer with Charity Concierge at this summer’s biggest music festivals and raise money for international development charity Child.org. You can join them this year at Download, Camp Bestival, Latitude, Electric Picnic and more. More info 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.

Students’ Union Organise GE2020 Information Day

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Students’ Union Organise GE2020 Information Day

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be hosting two major events on Tuesday 4th of February to help their 19,000 student members to decide who to vote for in the General Election on the 8th of February.

The first event is a live broadcast of the Moncrieff show on Newstalk FM from campus. The live student audience will be voicing their concerns about climate change and what they think politicians should be doing about it. This event is a collaboration with SpunOut.ie, NYCI and USI taking place 1.30pm-4pm in The View in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free tickets are available here.

The second event will see a hustings of the Galway election candidates where students can discuss their party’s policies on housing, healthcare, education, transport, work, direct provision and public services. This event is in collaboration with ONE Galway and GMIT Students’ Union and will take place from 7.30pm in the Kirwan Theatre. Free tickets are available here.

Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “We have registered thousands of NUI Galway students to vote again this year and we want them to be as informed as possible when they go to vote on the 8th of February. Our student members are more engaged than ever and are adamant that the next Government address their concerns regarding accommodation, funding for education, climate change, healthcare and direct provision.”

 

SU Weekly Email 16 – 12th December 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas?

  1. €5 Neil Delamere Tickets + all funds go to the SU Charities
  2. €9 Big Yellow Thing socks + all funds go to the SU Charities
  3. Second-hand books + you’re recycling
  4. Clubs’ Ball Early Bird Tickets + grab a bargain for the party of the year

 

Christmas Exam Buses €2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 9th Dec – Thurs 19th Dec 2019. Please note this is a cash only service with no change given.

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Are you motivated and passionate about active student voice and meaningful engagement between students and staff?

The National Student Engagement Programme is looking for two academic staff, two professional/support staff, and four students to join the National Advisory Group for Student Engagement. Applications close 5pm TOMORROW Fri 13th Dec. More info here

 

Clubs’ Ball Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!

Join the NUI Galway Sports Clubs for a massive night to round off the NUIG year! The 2020 Clubs’ Ball will take place from 7pm on Tuesday 24th of March in The Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. Limited number of Early Bird Tickets on sale now for just €32.50! Get yours now before the price goes up to €40. Ticket includes: Red Carpet Entrance, Drinks Reception, 3 Course Dinner, DJ, Band, Day 2 entry to Electric and lots more surprises to be announced! Over 18’s event – ID required.

 

Sign Language Now Enrolling

We are now enrolling for our next 10 Week Sign Language courses which are just €40. Options are:

  • Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 28th Jan – Tues 31st March
  • Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 28th Jan – Tues 31st March
  • Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 29th Jan – Weds 1st April
  • Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 30th Jan – Thurs 2nd April

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

 

Extended Library Opening Hours Mon 25th Nov-Sun 15th Dec

  • Monday-Friday 08:30-22:00
  • Saturday 08:30-21:00
  • Sunday 10:00-21:00

 

8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 16th Jan-Thurs 5th March 2020
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 16th Jan -Thurs 5th March 2020

Cost: €40 Pay in the SU Office or by Debit/Credit Card on 091 493 570.

 

Survey on Two-Factor Authentication

I am conducting an anonymous survey on the usability of Two-Factor Authentication. Two-Factor Authentication/Multi-Factor Authentication is a second method, in addition to a user entering a password, that is used to gain access into an account. It is used as an additional layer of security. From this survey I hope to gather and evaluate the results so I can gain further understanding into what Two-Factor Authentication methods are the most and least usable and why. There will be no personal data kept in this survey and it only takes 5 minutes. Complete the survey here.

 

CÚRAM Green Labs

CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at NUI Galway has launched a new short video documentary ‘The time to green our labs is now’ as part of the Galway Green Labs initiative which recently led to the CÚRAM lab being the first in Europe to be awarded Green Lab Certification. Watch it here

 

Applications Open for Student Entrepreneur Awards

There’s a first place cash prize of €10,000 to be won plus the opportunity to avail of €30,000 worth of specialist advice and assistance to potentially help turn your enterprise idea into a business reality. The first stage is to produce a two minute video about your business idea by 5pm Fri 13th March 2020.

 

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.

 

Unique Opportunity to Study Civic Engagement in the USA this Summer!
Applications now open to Undergraduate Students in Ireland. Details Here. Application deadline is 6th Jan 2020. To get help with your application and advice email: alive@nuigalway.ie

 

Extra Study Space Christmas Exams 2019

The following spaces are available 8am-10pm until Fri 20th Dec

  • IT125 First Floor, IT Building
  • IT203 Seminar Room, IT Building
  • SC005 Tyndall Theatre, Arts/Science Building
  • TB303 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • TB304 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • TB305 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • TB307 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • SC002 Larmor Theatre, Arts/Science Building
  • AM150 Mairtin O’Tnuthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building (

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 14th Dec at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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 15 – 5th Dec 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Wind Down Week Events TODAY!

  • 12pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge at Smokey’s Café – limited number left!
  • 3pm-4.30pm Colouring! Take a break and drop in to the Art Room and Hub Central for some colouring in + sweets!

 

Here’s our top 10 tips for the exams:

  1. Check, double check and triple check your timetable NOW! Every year we have students who read their timetable wrong and end up missing an exam – don’t be that guy!
  2. Find your College ID and bring it with you to every exam. If you have lost it call to the Student Registry Helpdesk to get a new one for €20. You will be fined €30 if you don’t have your ID with you.
  3. Plan how you are getting to the exams NOW and set all your alarms. You need to be there 20 minutes prior to the start of the examination. City Direct are running a direct bus each day to the Salthill exam venues and it’s €2 per journey.
  4. Leave your phone at home – it’s a €20 fine for bringing your phone to the exam AND other penalties can include mark reduction and getting zero marks for the module.
  5. WASH! If you even have your shopping list written on your hand scrub it off. If you have any writing on your body, no matter how unrelated to the exam, you’ll fail the exam.
  6. Follow the directions of the Exam Invigilators at all times.
  7. If you need advice on deferring your exams please contact the SU Education Officer or your College Office.
  8. You can’t bring in pencil cases, glasses cases or calculator covers to the exam.
  9. You can’t leave the Exam Venue for the first hour or the last 30 mins of the exam
  10. Relax – you got this!

 

Christmas Exam Buses €2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 9th Dec – Thurs 19th Dec 2019

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Reminder to those travelling

  1. Irish Rail and some bus companies will not accept the NUI Galway student card as there is no expiration date on the card. The only option at the moment to confirm that you are a current registered student is to have a Student Leap Card along with your student ID. You can get this from the SU Office
  2. Please note that the PINK Student Leap Cards will expire on the 31st of December 2019. If you are planning on travelling over the Christmas make sure to renew your card. The SU Office will be closing Fri 20th Dec until Tues 7th Jan. More info 

Sign Language Now Enrolling

We are now enrolling for our next 10 Week Sign Language courses which are just €40. Options are:

  • Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 28th Jan – Tues 31st March
  • Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 28th Jan – Tues 31st March
  • Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 29th Jan – Weds 1st April
  • Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 30th Jan – Thurs 2nd April

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

 

Extended Library Opening Hours Mon 25th Nov-Sun 15th Dec

  • Monday-Friday 08:30-22:00
  • Saturday 08:30-21:00
  • Sunday 10:00-21:00

 

NUIG Hardiman PhD Scholarships 2020 Open

The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. The Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise. Closing date 14/2/20. More Info.

 

Do you want to support Reuse/Reduce and Sustainability?

Volunteer to support donation logistics of international visiting students to COPE Galway on the 22nd of December. More details 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.

 

Unique Opportunity to Study Civic Engagement in the USA this Summer!
Applications now open to Undergraduate Students in Ireland. Details Here. Application deadline is 6th Jan 2020. To get help with your application and advice email: alive@nuigalway.ie

 

Extra Study Space Christmas Exams 2019

The following spaces are available 8am-10pm Mon 2nd Dec – Fri 20th Dec

  • IT125 First Floor, IT Building
  • IT203 Seminar Room, IT Building
  • SC005 Tyndall Theatre, Arts/Science Building
  • TB303 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • TB304 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • TB305 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • TB307 Seminar Room, Arts/Science Tower 2
  • SC002 Larmor Theatre, Arts/Science Building
  • AM150 Mairtin O’Tnuthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building (from Fri 6th)

 

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.

 

Nominations Open for Galway Gardaí Divisional Youth Awards.

Do you know a young person aged 13-21 whose undocumented good will has made a difference in their community, in their school or elsewhere? Galway Gardaí what to celebrate the achievements of these young people. Nominate an individual or group for an award. Nomination forms are available from your local Garda Station, the Garda Siochána Western Region Facebook page and the SU Office. Closing date for entries is Fri 20th Dec 2019.

 

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.

 

Win a Trip to Vegas!

Applications are open for the Schneider Electric Go Green 2020 Competition until 31st Jan. This is a global competition for university students who are studying a Bachelor’s degree (at least 2nd year) or Master’s in Engineering, Business, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics or other Sciences. This competition looks for an innovative sustainable idea which could help benefit industry.  This can be in Sustainability & Access to Energy; Buildings of the Future; Plants of the Future or Grids of the Future. More Info.

 

#TellTheSU

If there’s something you want to highlight, or if you want to ask about something, it’s simple! Just get in touch with the Students’ Union by using #TellTheSU Maybe you want to get something off your chest or complain about something on campus. Is there something that you think needs to be sorted? Then #TellTheSU

You can find us on social media or fill in a comment card at our #TellTheSU Boxes around campus.

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 7th Dec at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

 

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!

 

Tips for Looking After Yourself During Exams

  1. Don’t isolate yourself
    Exam time can be very lonely as people go off studying on their own. Try to make a conscious effort to meet up with friends, or plan something nice at the end of a day of study with others. Socialising with others is crucial around this time. Cutting yourself off from the world is not a good idea.
  2. Don’t be a hero
    Surviving on 2 hours sleep and 7 cans of red bull is not the way the human body was meant to function. Schedule in some sanity breaks and exercise during your day – a 30 minute walk can work wonders.
  3. Eat regularly
    You don’t have to eat like a nutritionist, but eating three meals a day and getting in some healthy snacks will keep you on track. Food fuels your body, so if you’re constantly eating junk you won’t feel great.
  4. Sleep regularly
    Many people completely change their sleep patterns during exam time. If you can, try to fit in 7-8 hours’ sleep and follow a routine. It will help you when exams start.
  5. Stay hydrated
    Water is your friend!
  6. Talk to friends and look out for each other
    You might notice some friends or classmates struggling at this time. Maybe they need to be pointed in the direction of one of the support services listed below.
  7. Ask for help if you need it
    Student Health Unit
    NUIG Counselling Service
    Chaplains
    SU Education Officer
    SU Welfare & Equality Officer

You can find more tips to help you with Exams 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 13 – 21st November 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

SU Council Meeting Monday

The final SU Council meeting of this year takes place at 6pm this Monday 25th of November in HBB G019 in the Human Biology Building opposite Sult. All are welcome to attend. For more info contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

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.

 

Win €100 SU Card Credit!

The latest issue of Sin newspaper has another great crossword competition with €100 SU Card Credit up for grabs along with all the NUIG news you need to know!

Read It Here!

 

Registration Open for NStEP Training

NStEP (the National Student Engagement Programme) training sessions have been booked and will take place 2pm-5pm Weds 27th Nov. You can reserve your place HERE.  These sessions are open to all students however only 30 people can attend an individual session. The training will focus on the following areas – The Student Learning Experience, Gathering Student Opinion, Effective Feedback, Developing Solutions, Making Change Happen, Closing the Loop. If you have any questions email su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Can You Bake?

We are looking for NUI Galway’s finest bakers to bake up some treats for us to sell at the SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit on Weds 4th Dec. The event will be raising funds for the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response. To volunteer email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie – even if you can’t bake we also need helpers to sell cakes, raffle tickets and charity socks on the day!

 

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.

 

Deadline to Register to Vote is Monday!

The deadline to get registered to vote is this Monday 25th of November. Get your paperwork sorted in the SU Office ASAP to make sure you can use your vote.

 

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

 

#TellTheSU

If there’s something you want to highlight, or if you want to ask about something, it’s simple! Just get in touch with the Students’ Union by using #TellTheSU Maybe you want to get something off your chest or complain about something on campus. Is there something that you think needs to be sorted? Then #TellTheSU

You can find us on social media or fill in a comment card at our #TellTheSU Boxes around campus.

 

Christmas Exam Buses €2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Monday 9th December – Thursday 19th December 2019

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Pet Farm Visit

As part of our Wind Down Week of events we will have our Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit 12pm – 3pm Weds 4th Dec at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be llamas, goats, lambs, rabbits, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, chicks, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM. Our friends at NUIG Animal Ambassadors will also have their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!

 

USIT J1 Info Stand and talk next Thursday

Planning your summer already? USIT will be on campus next Thurs 28th Nov with lots of info about your J1 options. Call to their stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm.

 

Give Blood in Galway Next Week

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

 

Free Mindfulness Practice

Practise self-care and self-compassion this week! We now have two free shared mindfulness practice sessions in NUI Galway each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Tuesday morning Mindfulness with Dr Eva Flynn:  8.15am to 8.45am in the Clinical Science Institute, Room 2012 (Up to and including 10th Dec)

Wednesday lunchtime Mindfulness with Dr Phil Noone: 1.15pm to 1.35pm in Seminar Room 5, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola (Up to and including 10th Dec)
All our shared practice sessions are free and suitable for people with no previous knowledge of mindfulness as well as those who have been practising for many years. Staff, students and members of the community are welcome!

 

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.

 

Outreach project ‘Let’s Talk Cancer’

‘Let’s Talk Cancer’ aims to dispel the numerous myths surrounding the risk factors associated with cancer, where facts can often be misinterpreted and research studies sensationalised. This is achieved through short, snappy, animated videos! The newest video focuses on ketogenic diets and cancer treatment: Watch it here.

We would also like people to vote for the next topic that they would like to see discussed through this link.

 

Like science?

Pint of Science Ireland are recruiting volunteers for their events 11-13 May 2020. If you want to get involved fill out the form here.

 

Irish Sign Language Society Party

The Irish Sign Language Society are having an end of year Party 6pm-8pm Weds 27th Nov at Sult. Refreshment vouchers/DNA ticket and food are included in the ticket (€5 available from socs box or socs online shop). More info from islsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Mental Health Survey

NUIG second year Commerce students are currently collaborating with SCCUL sanctuary in order to raise awareness around mental health.  It would be of great benefit to them if you could take 60 seconds to carry out their short survey here.

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 23rd Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

 

New Loyalty Scheme for Students Making Postgraduate Applications

Final year undergraduate students at NUI Galway can make a FREE postgraduate application (to NUI Galway) up until Tues 31st Dec (saving of €35). Eligible students have been emailed details of this scheme by Postgraduate Admissions (including how to access your personalised discount code). You can make up to two free postgraduate applications with your discount code. Email postgradadmissions@nuigalway.ie for info.

 

Argumentative Thought Experiment Participants Wanted

Using Judith Jarvis Thomson’s thought experiment, to see if your words line up with what you say you believe.

Take part here. For more info contact S.Nalley1@nuigalway.ie

 

Submissions Open for First Cut! Youth Film Festival

Calling young filmmakers, aged between 12-24 years! Do you have a short film you want to see on the big screen? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you!
Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a school, college or youth group, visit firstcutfilmfestival.com to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The festival runs Weds 11th – Sat 14th March 2020. The deadline for entries is Tues 21st Jan.

March For the Homeless

A march for the homeless is taking place in Galway at 2pm on Sat 7th of Dec. More information is available here.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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 7 – 10th October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

FREE Mental Health Week Events Today

  • 1pm – 2pm The Science of Happiness in GO11 Library Lobby
  • 5pm – 7pm Connection Café in AC204
  • 6pm-7.30pm Self Care Evening with StyleSoc in the Art Room. Make your own face mask!

(Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Vintage Clothes Fair today)

First Aid Courses – just 2 Spaces left!

We have ONE space left on our 3 day First Aid Responder Course starting Fri 18th Oct and ONE space left on our Cardiac First Responder Course. Sign up ASAP in the SU Office.

Sin Issue 3

Here’s the latest issue of Sin newspaper which includes your chance to win SU Card Credit! Read it here.

Ráiteas Maidier Le Caifé na Gaeilge / Statement Regarding Caifé Na Gaeilge

SU Council Meeting This Monday

The first SU Council meeting of the year takes place at 6pm this Mon 14th of Oct in HBB G019 in the Human Biology Building. All Class Reps must attend. For more info please contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

#LittleThings

Today is World Mental Health Day and here are some #LittleThings that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope:

  • Keeping Active
  • Talking About Your Problems
  • Looking Out For Others
  • Doing Things With Others
  • Eating Healthily
  • Staying In Touch
  • Drinking Less Alcohol
  • Sleeping Well

Graduating?

The Winter Conferring Ceremonies take place Mon 11th – Weds 20th Nov. PLEASE NOTE: Invitations will be sent to your University email address.

Don’t forget that you are entitled to register for your Seanad Éireann vote once you graduate. Get an application form in the SU or 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.

Are you interested in Sustainability and the Environment?

Join the NUI Galway Students’ Union Sustainability Working Group! Email su.president@nuigalway.ie to get involved.

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.

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 14th Oct 6pm-8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council
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

For more info contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

Threesis Registration open until 18 Oct

Threesis is the training programme and competition which helps NUI Galway’s research students communicate their research to the general public. Threesis challenges all research students (Undergraduate, Masters, MD and PhD) at NUI Galway to participate.  There is free training and the opportunity to practice your skills in our heats. You get 3 slides, 3 minutes and 3 judges and there’s €1,500 in prizes to be won.

Visit www.nuigalway.ie/threesis for more info and FAQs or click here now to register.

Misleór’ – Festival of Nomadic Cultures 10-12 Oct

Misleór‘ is Galway’s inaugural festival celebrating the rich heritage of nomadic cultures. In a unique collaboration between the Galway Traveller Movement, the local Traveller community, artists and community activists, the 3-day event (10-12 Oct) will showcase music, art, film, theatre and poetry from a variety of nomadic cultures. Through the lens of creativity and cultural action for change, the festival will evoke important social dialogue about ethnic nomads and the barriers, prejudice and discrimination that they often face.

Give Blood in Galway This October

5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th, Weds 16th, Thurs 17th 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

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.

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 5/8/10k run.

Wellbeing Week on Campus 7th-11th Oct

Loads of activities on campus to help you think about and improve your wellbeing. Full list of free events HERE.

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

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.

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 Dec 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

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 31 – 2nd May 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email this year from your Students’ Union! We hope you have a great summer and the weekly email will be back in September.

 

Open all Summer

The SU Office is open all summer (except Bank Holidays) Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm. Call in for Student Leap Cards, free stuff and advice!

 

Locker Key Return Deadline next Fri 10th May

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out and key returned before 5pm on Friday 10th of May to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open 10am-5pm Monday – Friday. Any items left in the locker after this date will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. Lockers for 2019/20 will go on sale 10am Monday 2nd September on the SU Website. Lockers for 2019/20 on sale Monday 2nd September

 

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday

Reminder that the last chance to get registered to vote in the upcoming local/European elections and the Divorce Referendum is this Tuesday 7th of May. You completed application form stamped by a Garda must be submitted to your City/County Council by this date. If you’ll be in Galway city to vote on the 24th of May then you can call up to Galway City Council on Tuesday 10am-4pm and there’ll be a Garda there to stamp your form – just bring passport/driving licence.

 

SU AGM

The Students’ Union Annual General Meeting takes place 12pm-2pm Thursday 16th of May in the D’Aracy Thompson Theatre NUI Galway. All are welcome.

 

European Election Hustings

Meet and question the candidates running for the European Elections 12pm-2pm Wednesday 15th of May in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre NUI Galway.

 

Summer Lockers

€10 summer lockers go on sale from the SU Office at 10am on Wednesday 15th May and will be available until Monday 19th August. 2019/20 Lockers go on sale 10am Monday 2nd of September via the SU Website.

 

Summer In Galway

Here’s just some of what is going on in Galway this summer: https://su.nuigalway.ie/summer-in-galway-2019/

 

Win €50 or €25 and help the Environment

For your chance to win a €50 or €25 ‘ONE FOR ALL’ voucher fill out this survey below. P.S. you are helping the environment too!

 

Cake Sale Today

There’s a cake sale today 10am-12pm in the foyer of the Orbsen Building in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and there will be some great raffle prizes too.

 

ALIVE Certificates

If you missed the ALIVE Certificate Award ceremony you can collect your certificate from the Socs Box 10am-7pm until Friday 10th of May or alternatively next September from the ALIVE office.

 

A Feminist Manifesto for Europe

This free NWCI Galway Hustings Event takes place 6pm-8pm Tues 7th May in the Harbour Hotel Galway. Sign up for Free Tickets Here.

 

Applications Open UN Youth Delegate Programme

Applications are open for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2019 – 2020 which will support two young people aged between 18-25 years to join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York. Application deadline 5pm 19th May. More Info Here.

 

Darkness Into Light Sat 11th May

The Galway Darkness Into Light 5k walk/run takes place at 4.15am on Saturday 11th of May in Salthill and will raise funds to fight against the tide of suicide. Register here.

 

Cruinniú Poiblí Faoi Phlean Gaeilge Chathair na Gaillimhe

Reáchtálfar cruinniú poiblí faoi Phlean Gaeilge Chathair na Gaillimhe Dé Máirt 7 Bealtaine ag 7.30pm i seomraí G010 & G011, Áras Taighde Uí Argadáin, Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh. Tá sé mar aidhm ag an gcruinniú deis eile a thabhairt do phobal na cathrach a dtuairimí a léiriú faoin bPlean Gaeilge atá á ullmhú ag OÉ Gaillimh ar son Chomhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe agus Gaillimh le Gaeilge. Ionas go mbeidh deis ag gach duine páirt a ghlacadh beag beann ar chúlra teanga, beidh dhá chruinniú ar siúl ag an am céanna, ceann i nGaeilge agus ceann i mBéarla. Tá fáilte roimh chách.

 

Public Meeting About Galway City Irish Language Plan

A public meeting about the Galway City Irish Language Plan will be held on Tuesday May 7th at 7.30pm in rooms G010 & G011, Hardiman Research Building, National University of Ireland, Galway. The meeting aims to provide another chance to people in Galway to give their opinions about the Irish Language Plan being prepared by NUI Galway on behalf of Galway City Council and Gaillimh le Gaeilge.  So that everyone can take part regardless of language background, two meetings will be held simultaneously, one in Irish and the other in English. All are welcome.

RSVP by Friday 3rd May to eolas@gleg.ie  – Go raibh maith agat

 

Free Concert 8pm Tomorrow

The Wind, String and Jazz ensemble from Thomas S. Hart Middle School from the USA will perform a free concert at 8pm tomorrow in the Town Hall Theatre and all are welcome. The Program will include Classical and modern works of Holst, Gershwin, Handel, Bernstien, Copland, Stevie Wonder, and John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

 

Colour Dash at NUI Galway

Registration is now open for the NUI Galway 5k Colour Dash in aid of the Irish Cancer Society at 11am on Sunday 9th of June

 

Run & Get Free Beer This Summer!

The free Galway Bay Brewery Running Club continues all summer long. Join them for a 5/8/10k run and get a free beer at the end! Their next event is 12.30pm Sunday 12th of May.

 

Go to Festivals for Free

Want to go to festivals for free this summer including Electric Picnic and raise money for charity at the same time? More info.

 

Calling all students and recent graduates who want to make a positive change in the world

STAND is looking for 30 students/recent grads to take part in our Ideas Collective summer project. The Ideas Collective will provide the tools to take an idea for social/environmental change and put it into action! Deadline for applications is May 10th. Apply here.

 

Exam Results & Repeats

Undergrad results are scheduled for release from 17th-24th of June. Postgrad results are scheduled for release Tues 2nd July.

Details on how to appeal your exam results and the deadline for same are available here. Details on how to get a recheck of your exam are available here.

Repeat exams will take place Tuesday 6th – Friday 16th of August and the fee for same is €295.

 

SUSI Applications are Open

Applications for the 2019/20 SUSI Grant are now open. More information and application available here.

 

Need a Student Leap Card?

  1. Apply online here: here.
  2. Call in to SU Office with your application code + €10 (the code lasts 7 days)
  3. Get your card and save all the money!

You can also top up your card in the SU Office.

 

Copernicus Hackathon Ireland, 10th – 12th May

ICHEC (National Supercomputing Centre) host Ireland’s first Copernicus Hackathon in NUI Galway on May 10-12th 2019. Hackathon participants will be challenged to come up with solutions for real-world problems using Copernicus satellite data and will compete for a range of prizes for solutions which have commercial potential. Participants must be over 18 and a resident of the EU member states, Norway and Iceland. See here for more information and to register.

 

Cloakroom Open TODAY

The FREE SU Cloakroom is open today and tomorrow 9am-6pm.

 

SU Bookstore Collection Deadline Weds 15th May

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any books belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm on Wednesday 15th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.

 

NUI Galway Arrangements for Bank Holiday Monday 6th of May

  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE at 5pm on Fri 3rd May and will reopen at 10am on Tues 7th of May
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE at 3pm on Fri 3rd of May and reopen at 11am on Tues 7th of May
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will CLOSE at 6pm Fri 3rd of May and reopen at 9am on Thurs 9th of May.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 08:30-21:00 Sat 4th, 10:00-21:00 Sun 5th and 08:30-22:00 Mon 6th May.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open 10am-4pm Sat 4th & Sun 5th and 9am-5pm Mon 6th of May.
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 4th, Sun 5th & Mon 6th May. Reopening 8.30am Tues 7th of May.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge is now CLOSED for the summer and will reopen in September.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Sat 4th, 10am-5pm Sun 5th and 9am-5pm Mon 6th of May.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Sat 4th, 11am-3pm Sun 5th and 11am-3pm Mon 6th of May.
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED on Mon 6th of May.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check 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.

SU Weekly Email 23 – 28th February 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

SU Part Time Officer Nominations Close 5pm TODAY!

Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and the SU Website now for the following positions:

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • Societies Chairperson
  • Clubs Captain
  • Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
  • Convenor of the College of Science
  • Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law
  • Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer
  • Ethnic Minorities Officer

 

Marchathon Starts Monday – Freebies Tomorrow!

Call up to the Students’ Union Office tomorrow Friday 1st March 10am-11am to register your team for the Marchathon Challenge which starts on Monday. We will have (limited) freebies including 10 goodie bags with memory sticks, pedometers and high vis stuff! Just let us know your team name.

How to take part:

  1. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  2. Sign up online at www.activetravellogger.ie
  3. Get a Step Counter — download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), buy a pedometer, use a Fit Bit, or other step tracking device
  4. From 4th March to 29th March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge
  5. Have Fun and Get Competitive!

 

Hustings Tonight 7pm Kirwan Theatre

There’s another chance at 7pm tonight to meet your candidates who are running for election and hear what they have to say. Hustings for President, VP/Education and VP/Welfare & Equality hosted by Lit & Deb takes place in the Kirwan Theatre. Come along to listen, question and decide who to vote for on the 7th of March!

 

Sin Issue 10

Read the latest issue of Sin online HERE

 

Class Reps Council This Monday

SU Class Reps Council meeting 6pm Monday 4th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. This meeting includes hustings for Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Elections.
All Class Reps must attend.

 

#NUIGSU19 Vote on Thursday 7th of March 10am-8pm

Election Polling will take place in the following locations next Thursday to elect your new President, VP/Education Officer and VP/Welfare Officer  – Bring NUIG ID!

  • 10am-8pm on The Concourse
  • 11am-8pm in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-5pm in the Engineering Building

 

Not on campus to vote in #NUISU19 on Thurs 7th March?

  1. Register for your Remote Vote by logging on to the SU Website before midnight Weds 6th March.
    2. Log on to the website 10am-8pm Thurs 7th March and Vote!

 

Free Exam Prep Workshop

7pm-8.30pm Tuesday 5th of March Exam Preparation Workshop in Library Lobby G010. Admission Free. Plan your study. Answer Strategies. Study Techniques. Pomodoro study method.

 

Table Quiz this Tuesday

The NUIG Women’s Rugby team are having a Table Quiz at Sult at 7pm on Tuesday 5th of March. There are lots of great prizes to win on the night and it’s only €5 per person with 4/5 people per table.

 

Mentor Recruitment is Open

Student Connect are beginning to recruit mentors for next year’s first year students. If anyone is interested they should apply online here: here. Applicants should be from any of the following colleges: Arts, Science, Medicine and Health Science, and Law. Mentoring is an extremely rewarding role. Questions can be directed to studentconnect@nuigalway.ie

 

Want to Go Paintballing?

International Paintball Group will be on campus 11am-4pm next Thursday 7th of March in Áras na Mac Léinn with great deals on paintballing trips in Ireland and around the world!

 

Find Your Masters month at NUI Galway

If you’re thinking about postgrad study, then Find Your Masters month should be of interest to you. Events include a Power Brunch, lunchtime presentations, a Mini Open Evening, and more. Full schedule online: check calendar often, events will be added as they present. Email postgrad@nuigalway.ie for information.

 

NUIG 5k Early Bird Registration is Open

The NUI Galway 5k run in aid of Jigsaw Galway takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd of April. This is a spectacular Run, Jog or Walk around the University Campus along the banks of the river Corrib. Early bird registration rate is €10 for students and €15 for staff/public and includes a free t-shirt! Register here.

 

CUSP Sustainability Summer Internships on offer at NUI Galway

The Community and University Sustainability Project Team (CUSP) is seeking to offer Sustainability Leadership Awards to up to 4 NUI Galway Students to advance the roll-out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020.   The Awards are being offered in 4 project  theme areas namely Energy; Water; Nature & Ecosystems; and Communications & Engagement. The awards are open to NUI Galway Students and successful applicants will be awarded an 8 week scholarship (June-August 2018) funded by the NUI Galway Students’ Union through the Student Project Fund.  Log onto our CUSP website to find out more information.  Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19th March.

 

Lower Back Pain Study – Participants Needed

Undergraduate students are needed to complete a questionnaire on the prevalence and factors associated with low back pain among undergraduate students at NUI Galway. Complete the questionnaire HERE.

 

Table Quiz in aid of Maths & Education Final Year Symposium

There will be a fun Pub Quiz at 8pm on Thursday 7th of March at Sult. It’s just €20 per table, max of 4 people per team with lots of spot prizes up for grabs.

 

Casino Night

The Student Connect Mentoring team are having a Casino Night in DNA on Wednesday the 20th March. Early bird tickets are €15 and €20 thereafter. There will be a lot of amazing prizes given away on the night including an iPad bundle for someone who buys a ticket to the event.

 

USA J1 Info

Fancy spending your summer in America doing something you love, travelling and exploring everything the USA has to offer? USA Summer Camp will be in Áras na Mac Léinn next Thursday the 7th of March to tell you about your J1 options and opportunities! More Info.

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 14:45 Saturday 2nd March Connacht vs Ospreys:  NUIG-Osp-1819
  • 19:35 Friday 22nd March Connacht vs Benetton: NUIG-Ben-1819
  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

Buy your tickets on the Connacht Rugby website and use the codes above to get the reduced rate NUIG student price. Valid for 50 tickets per match. NUIG student ID required. Bohermore Terrace only.

 

Carna Galway  – Brazilian Carnival

Our annual Great Carnival Party is back again, this time at Electric Theatre and Garden on March the 3rd from 2pm with live bands, DJs, dance classes, capoeira performances, and loads of food in our food market. Free entry and family friendly event.

 

Give Blood In Galway This March

  • 12pm-3.30pm Tues 5th & Weds 6th March Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 19th, Weds 20th & Thurs 21st March Clybaun Hotel
  • 12pm-3.30pm Sun 24th March Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 26th, Weds 27th and Thurs 28th March Menlo Park Hotel

 

International Women’s Day Fundraiser

To mark International Women’s Day there will be an Open Mic Fundraiser 9.30am-11.30am Friday 8th of March at the Kitchen Café in Galway City Museum in aid of Domestic Violence Response. Entry is €10 and includes coffee and cake. More details from info@domesticviolenceresponse.com

 

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.