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SU Weekly Email 6 – 29th October 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Charity Challenge Starts Monday! Sign Up Now!

Our November Charity Challenge is the Kilometre Challenge which starts this Mon 2nd Nov and everyone who signs up will have access to 2 FREE Strength & Conditioning Classes each week!

More info + Registration link here.

You set yourself a personal goal for each month based around each charity challenge theme so this month you pick a number of kilometres to cover and you can do this by walking, running or on wheels. It’s not a one size fits all event – you know your own capabilities so you do you! Feel free to join at any time and we will have lots of perks for everyone taking part! For more info contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

All funds raised from the challenge will go to the SU Charity Fund supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

Walktober Final Week To Win

It’s the final week of our NUIG Walktober challenge and there’s loads of ways for you to win again this week:

  1. Hit the step count target of 12,000 steps per person per day
  2. Enter the team Photo competition
  3. Enter the Staycation Limerick writing Competition
  4. Just keep walking and don’t forget to log all your teams final steps by 2pm Mon 2nd Nov!  

 

Free Temporary Bike Lights

As part of the Light Up Your Life campaign we have a limited number of free temporary bike lights available outside the SU Shop along with free high vis vests. Please take what you need and stay safe. We also have free SU Diaries and Flirt FM Wall Planners at the shop for you Mon-Fri 8.30am-4pm.

 

Hump Day Hoolie!

Our next Hump Day Hoolie takes place at 7.30pm on Weds 4th of Nov. There’ll be comedy, speed friending, music, competitions and loads of prizes on Zoom. Limited to 50 people. Get your free tickets here.

 

Stress Control

Free online Stress Control Programme offering advice on ways to manage our stress levels during these tough times. Next programme starts Mon 2nd Nov For more info visit https://stresscontrol.ie  

 

Student Leap Cards

Our office is still closed so we can’t currently process Student Leap Card applications and we don’t have a reopening date yet. Please note that ticket inspectors on the train have been checking for Student Leap Cards in recent days as they don’t accept the NUIG ID card as proof of student status as it doesn’t have an expiry date. For any queries please contact the Student Leap Card help desk (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) Email: info@studentleapcard.ie Phone: 1890 457 056

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students (anyone over 23 years of age) whether you are an Undergrad, Postgrad or Adult Education student. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by your SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). When you enter the meeting, you will be placed in a waiting room.  If you are not admitted immediately, please be patient as Michelle may be speaking with another student. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Need Grinds?

The Students’ Union Grinds Register provides a list of people offering grinds to NUIG students in a wide array of subjects.

 

Click if you mean it!

At the moment 1/3 of study space bookings in the library are not being claimed – please cancel your booking if you’re not able to use it. Many book requests are not being collected either so please email if you no longer need books you ordered. We are continuing to petition the University to open up more study spaces for students on campus.

 

Free Bootcamp + Yoga Sessions

The NUIG Sports Unit are running weekly Bootcamp (Tues/Thurs) and Yoga sessions (Mon/Thurs) for students/staff to get involved and get active. Head along to their launch events at 11am and 4pm TODAY on Zoom to find out more. Session 1 11am TODAY: Spooktacular Beginners (Passcode: begin1)

Session 2 4pm TODAY: Halloween Survival (Passcode: tough1)

 

Need help with Maths?

SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to first and second year students across all NUIG colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses. Here you can receive extra mathematics or statistics tuition during their online service hours.

 

COVID-19 Conversations 5pm TODAY!

Join Dr Sue Redmond, Lorraine and Aisling for some Desk Yoga! This fun session will be using ocean and seaweed imagery for movement & exploring self-compassion, all with music. It will take place on Zoom from 5pm TODAY Thurs 29th Oct. Join here.

 

Need help with Writing?

The NUIG Academic Writing Centre provides free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing. These are available to everyone, regardless of level of experience or grade average.

Need help with Programming?

ComputerDISC is a Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUIG students who are taking any programming/software development courses. This free service supports all students with their self-directed learning in computing topics.

 

Carve + Chill Tonight!

Grab a pumpkin and join NeuroSoc at 7pm tonight Thurs 29 Oct for their pumpkin carving event via Microsoft Teams. More info from neuro@socs.nuigalway.ie or on their Instagram.

 

NUIG Zoom Accounts

All NUIG staff and students now have access to the Zoom video conferencing platform. You can access your NUIG Zoom account through the apps in your Office 365 account or directly from the NUI Galway Zoom Login Page. More info ISS Zoom Webpage.

 

ALIVE Volunteering

Final call for students to join our project with the Galway Safe App. Join a team of volunteers that will brainstorm and engage in social media promotion – together making a big impact! You can have a watch of Neil sharing about the volunteering project on our YouTube channel here.

You can sign up to volunteer here. Pop a line to alive@nuigalway.ie with any questions!

 

Ropes is Open for Submissions

Submissions are now open for fiction/non-fiction/poetry/visual art/memoir/essays for this year’s edition of Ropes. Send submissions to ropeslitmag.submimissions@gmail.com – deadlines: 31st Dec Written Work and 14th Feb Visual Art. For more info follow @ROPESLitJournal

 

In Conversation with Úna-Minh Kavanagh : The power of the Irish language to overcome loss, racism and online trolls.

Join this Zoom conversation at 6pm Weds 4th Nov HERE. Úna-Minh is the Founder and Editor of WeAreIrish.ie, Travel Writer, Author of ‘Anseo’, Gamer and a Multimedia Content Producer. In her first book, she writes honestly and humorously about tackling racism, language elitism and online trolls and the joy of turning her love of the internet, video games and accessible Irish-language content into a healthy work/life balance.

 

Financial Aid Fund Open

Don’t let money worries cost you your education. The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support for students who are experiencing financial difficulties while attending college.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Sin Issue 2

Read Issue 2 of your NUIG newspaper Sin HERE. Want to get involved with the paper? Contact the Editor Paddy Henry on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

What do I do if… 

I experience symptoms:  

  • If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms – high temperature (38°C or higher), a cough, difficulty breathing, a change or loss of your sense of smell or taste – you must act quickly. Stay at home or isolate on campus. Phone the Student Health Unit on (091) 492604 or fill out their online screening form or phone your local GP. Describe your symptoms and follow the doctor’s instructions.

I receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis:  

  • Follow public health advice. You will need to self-isolate and your close contacts will need to get tested and restrict their movements.
  • You should contact the University confidentially (either by emailing COVID-19@nuigalway.ie or contacting lecturer/administrator). This will enable the University to offer support.

I discover my classmate has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: 

  • If you are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you need to get tested for COVID-19 and restrict your movements for 14 days – even if your test comes back negative. See the difference between a ‘close’ and ‘casual’ contact on the HSE website.

I discover my housemate has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: 

  • You are considered a close contact. You need to get tested for COVID-19 and restrict your movements for 14 days – even if your test comes back negative.

 

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launch Charity Challenge

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launch Charity Challenge

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their Charity Challenge to raise funds for Galway Autism Partnership, Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Helplink Mental Health. Each month students and staff will be taking part in 6 different Charity Challenges to raise funds for the charities starting in November and running through until April.

The first challenge in November will be the Kilometre Challenge where participants commit to completing a target number of kilometres throughout the month by walking, running or on wheels! December will be a Random Act of Kindness Challenge with each challenger picking a target number of acts to complete and spread some kindness.

NUI Galway Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey said: “We are very excited to launch our Charity Challenge to raise much needed funds for three amazing charities. Over the next six months this event will help our students and staff to feel part of the NUIG community, have fun and keep active while fundraising.”

Cathy Connolly, Executive Director of Galway Rape Crisis Centre said: “Many NUIG students have been part of our volunteer fundraising team in the past and we are ever grateful for their continued support. This Funding will be used to offer counselling to our crisis clients during the changed landscape of Covid-19, by providing a combination of online and face to face support, thereby helping to reduce our waiting list.”

Galway Autism Partnership’s Spokesperson said: ”The support of NUIG Students’ Union is more important than ever, considering the impact that COVID-19 has had on GAP’s fundraising. NUIG students have been volunteering with GAP for nearly a decade; now they will directly support the autistic children and adults of Galway city and county through their fundraising.” 

Helplink Mental Health’s CEO Lochlann Scott relates “Helplink are delighted to be chosen as one of the NUIG SU charities. Our work in the area of mental health with students and the general public over the past eight years will be enhanced by this partnership. We look forward to strengthening our ties with the NUIG community.”

 

Notes about NUI Galway Students’ Union 2020/21 Charities:

Galway Autism Partnership supports families and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence.
Helplink Mental Health
is a charitable organisation providing accessible counselling, information and education mental health services locally (West of Ireland), nationally and internationally.

SU Weekly Email 26 – 21st March 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#FundTheFuture Walk Out 1pm TODAY!

At 1pm today we are asking all NUI Galway students and staff to leave their lectures in a walk out to demand that the Government #FundTheFuture – we will be meeting at the Big Yellow Thing outside the Library.

Here’s why:

  • We reject the idea of a loan scheme to fund higher education and condemn the current €3,000 contribution fee.
  • We believe Education is a public good and should be funded as such.

For more information contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Want to Run for Election? Nominations Close 5pm TODAY

We have a number of part time officer positions left to fill and nominations close at 5pm today!

  1. Postgraduate Taught Officer
  2. Postgraduate Research Officer
  3. International Students Officer
  4. Ethnic Minorities Officer

Nomination forms need to be in the box in the SU Office before 5pm today! The Election will take place on Thurs 28th March.

 

Charity Week Events – Volunteers Needed!

Monday 25th March

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

All events are raising funds for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. To volunteer email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections and European Elections is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We will have the Gardaí at our Voter Registration Drives at Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm this Weds 27th March and 12pm-2pm Weds 24th April to stamp your paperwork – just bring your passport or driving licence!

 

SU Elections Review

We will be holding an open review of the NUI Galway Students’ Union Elections 1pm-2pm on Tuesday 26th of March in Meeting Room 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Please come along and let us know what you think about the SU Elections – there will be free tea/coffee! If you can’t attend but want to send in your feedback email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Table Quiz 8pm Tonight!

The German Society are hosting a Table Quiz at 8pm TONIGHT Thurs 21st March in aid of  COPE Galway and Galway Rape Crisis Centre at Sult. It’s just €5 per person and 4 people per table and there are great prizes to win plus a raffle so get your teams ready!

 

SU Council Chair Election & Last Meeting of the Year

The last SU Council meeting of the year will take place at 6pm on Monday 25th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. All Class Reps must attend. The election of the SU Council Chair for 2019/20 will also take place on the night with refreshments afterwards at Sult.

 

Appeal for Information on Assault

On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning the 13th March 2019 at approximately 2:25am at a premises on Cross Street, Galway, two males were assaulted. One of the males received significant injuries. Gardaí in Galway Garda Station are looking for anyone that witnessed this incident or anyone that may have information relating to it. Please contact Garda Pat Casey 091-538 000

 

#NUIGSU19 Part Time Election Results

The election results from last week’s Part Time Officer Elections are available here.

 

#Marchathon2019 Week 3 Competitions

  1. Team Photo Competition: This week we want you to submit photos of you and your team mates ‘sticking together to get each other through the toughest week of the Challenge. Most creative and innovative interpretation of the theme wins Smarter Travel Goodie Packs for the team! All photos must be submitted by 1pm on Friday 22nd March, at the following link.
  2. Go the Distance Competition: This week we’re challenging your team to complete the Camino Frances trail between Sahagun and Leon (55km), by achieving a weekly team average of 70,000 Steps. Teams who achieve the target will be entered into a draw for Goodie Packs and Me2You Gift Cards for the whole team!

 

Vodafone Promo Weds 27th March

Vodafone will be in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Wednesday 27th March promoting their Vodafone X offer. They will be giving all switching customers free wireless Plantronics headphones when they switch!

 

Learn More About Drugs

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Taskforce will have an information stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-2pm Tuesday 26th March.

 

Travel Vaccine Clinic at Student Health Unit

If you’re travelling this summer you can book in to the Student Health Unit for your travel vaccines. More information and prices 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

 

FREE STI Clinics

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.

 

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning TOMORROW

There will be a Daffodil Day Coffee Morning 10am-12pm on Friday 22nd of March at the Coffee Dock on the 3rd Floor of Áras Moyola. There’ll be a raffle, coffee, goodies and daffodil pins on sale all to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Want to help out? Email fiona.lowry@nuigalway.ie

 

Charity Take Me Out Tonight!

Entresoc are hosting a charity Take Me Out at Sult from 8pm tonight in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation. Tickets are €5 and include free entry to Electric/44.

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 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.

 

Rock Against Dementia Tomorrow

Free this Friday? Salthill Rotary present Galway Rock Against Dementia in the Róisín Dubh. Featuring RISE Choir – ‘Be Inspired’ , Vulture Casino, Galway Baytones and headliners BARDON. Please support the use of music as a treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

 

Bonham Quay: An inclusive urban development?

This focus group will discuss the current student accommodation available in Galway and the thoughts of students regarding the accessibility/availability of student housing. We aim to open up a discussion about the upcoming student accommodation at Bonham Quay. We will ask focus group members about the inclusivity of the development and if they believe the needs of all students are being met. Contact rmnk@st-andrews.ac.uk to take part in the Focus Group

 

DCU Undergrad Summer Internships

Applications invited from undergrad students studying science and health related disciplines for DCU Undergrad Summer Research Internship Programme. Applicants don’t have to be DCU students and interns will receive a stipend of €1,825 gross. Deadline 8th April.

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook 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 Charity Week 2019

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Week

Seachtain Charthanachta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh

  • Monday 25th of March / Dé Luain an 25 Márta

11am-2pm Line of Euros – Help us make a line of Euros outside the Arts Millennium Building

  • Tuesday 26th of March / Dé Máirt an 26 Márta

11am-3pm Bake sale in Smokey’s Café – Treat yourself Tuesday!

8pm Sex Toy Bingo in the Corrib Room at Sult – €3 entry includes free mini sex toy! Tickets from EventBrite

  • Wednesday 27th of March / Dé Céadaoin an 27 Márta

12.30pm-4pm Clothes Drive in Áras na Mac Léinn – Take some clothes/leave a donation.

11pm Super Club in Electric/FourFour in aid of the SU Charities. Tickets from Uniphi

 

All events are raising funds for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway

Is don Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú agus do COPE i nGaillimh a thabharfar an t-airgead ar fad a bhaileofar ag na himeachtaí.

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

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

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“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 18 – 24th January 2019

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Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

David O’Doherty Last 100 Tickets!

The last 100 tickets for our €5 charity David O’Doherty comedy gig are on sale from the SU Office 10am-5pm today and from the SU Engineering Desk 11am-3pm or phone 091 493 570 for credit/debit card purchases. The gig is 8pm this Monday 28th of January in the O’Flaherty Theatre. All funds raised go to COPE Galway and Galway Rape Crisis Centre.

 

Volunteers URGENTLY Needed

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

 

Mental Health Week

Mon 28th Jan

  • 12pm Financial Aid Fund Applications Close
  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday at Smokey’s Café & the Engineering Building
  • 5pm-6.30pm Free Introduction to Mindfulness course in MY336 Áras Moyola.
  • 6.30pm-8pm Free Introduction to Mindfulness course in MY336 Áras Moyola.
  • 8pm David O’Doherty Comedy Gig in O’Flaherty Theatre. €5 Tickets on sale in SU. All proceeds go to the SU Charities.

Tues 29th Jan

  • 8.10am-8.50am Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 11am-5pm Vintage Clothes Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 1pm-2pm Just Read – Social Reading Space in Group Study Room 1, 1st Floor of Library

Weds 30th Jan

  • 8am Lotus Society Swim Rise at Blackrock in Salthill
  • 1pm-2pm Celebrating Wellness: Recognising students & staff who are championing Mental Health and launch of Directory of Support Services in G010 Library Seminar Room
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201
  • 6.30pm-8.30pm University of Sanctuary Panel Discussion in AC202
  • 7.30pm Jamnesty Rave 4 Brave in The Loft, Seven Bar Galway. Tickets €5 from Socs Box.

Thurs 31st Jan

  • 11am-4pm ALIVE Volunteering Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 4pm-5pm Counselling Workshop on Stress & Anxiety in G067 in the Psychology Building
  • 7pm-9pm Comedy Sketch Night in AC215

Sat 2nd Feb

All week:

  • FREE Condoms and TOMPAX available all week from the SU & SU Engineering Desk
  • Positive Pebbles around Campus
  • Lecture Addresses sharing information about the Counselling Service

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Become a 2019/20 CÉIM peer learning leader
Meet weekly with 1st year students and support them to transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and develop networks. Open to current 1st and/or 2nd year students in specific disciplines. Benefits: develop your skills, boost your CV, meet new people, receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and fulfil criteria to obtain the NUI Galway President’s Award and Employability Award. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 11 February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

Vintage Clothes Sale on Tues

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

 

Know Someone Who Should Run for the #NUIGSU19 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 Feb for the three full-time paid Officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare & Equality Officer.

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications Close on Monday

The Financial Aid Fund comprises of : (A) The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) which is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies. Students can apply for funding for living expenses (excluding loans and fees). (b) Application for payment of fees in instalments, removal of late fee penalties or fee reduction (only granted in certain circumstances). The Financial Aid Fund is now open for Semester 2, 2018/19. Students following a full-time or part-time course of at least one year’s duration leading to an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification can apply to the fund. Students are only eligible to apply once in the academic year for living expenses to the Financial Aid Fund. The University’s decision on your application is final. Applications close 12pm Monday 28th of January.

APPLY ONLINE HERE.

 

Vote to Elect a Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile on Tuesday

Polling will take place 10am-9pm on Tuesday 29th of January on the Concourse to elect a postgrad student to Údarás na hOllscoile, the University’s governing authority which is responsible for managing and controlling all of the affairs of the University. Only postgrads can vote in this election – bring NUIG ID.

The candidates running are:

  • Mitchell, Michelle
  • O’Connor, Dómhnall

 

Neil Delamere

€5 Tickets for comedian Neil Delamere on Monday 18th of February are on sale now from the SU Office and SU Engineering Desk.

 

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2019

Sat 9th of Feb

Mon 11th of Feb

  • 1pm-3pm Mental Health Mondays at Smokey’s Café
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tues 12th of Feb

  • 8.10am-8.50am Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The Space. €10 Register in advance in SU
  • 6pm-9pm NUIG Premiere Screening of “The Meeting” in D’Arcy Thompson Theatre. Free ticketed event. Register on EventBrite for tickets.
  • 9pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult. FREE Event in the Corrib Room.

Weds 13th of Feb

  • 11am-3pm COPE Galway Violence in Relationships Information Table at Smokey’s Café
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201

Thurs 14th of Feb

  • 10am Valentine’s Day Chocolates and Roses – FREE while stocks last from the SU!
  • 5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.
  • 8pm The Dirty Circus at Sult – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness! FREE event in the main bar at Sult.

All Week:

  • Free Condoms from the SU and SU Engineering Desk

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

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Thurs 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm MY124 Classroom 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Mon 28th Jan 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 28th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Tues 29th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

For more information contact: su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

ALIVE Volunteering Fair

The ALIVE Volunteering Fair takes places 11am-4pm Thursday 31st of January in the Bailey Allen Hall. Come along, meet community NGO’s and become a volunteer instantly!

 

Mental Health Monday’s are Back!

Mental Health Monday’s will run 1pm-3pm each Monday. Call to our table a Smokey’s Café for chats and freebies. For more information contact su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Just Read! *Change of Venue

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 Group Study Room 1 on the First Floor of the Library 1pm-2pm every Tuesday. More info from su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Thesis Boot Camp, March 2019 – Applications Close Monday 28th January

  • Are you a PhD student struggling with the writing-up battle?
  • Do you put off writing tasks until ‘tomorrow’?
  • Are you finding it tough ‘going it alone’?

We have just what you need – Thesis Boot Camp!

Sign up here.

 

Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Discount Tickets

Use the following discount codes online to get the reduced NUI Galway student rate for these Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 5pm Saturday 16th February Connacht vs Cheetahs CODE: NUIG-Che-1819
  • 2.45pm Saturday 2nd March Connacht vs Ospreys CODE: NUIG-Osp-1819

Limited to 50 tickets per match for the Bohermore Terrace only. NUI Galway Student ID required.

 

Need Help With Maths?

SUMS Reopens on Monday. SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to 1st and 2nd year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.

 

Introduction to Mindfulness,

Free course Monday 28th of January in MY336 Seminar Room 4 Áras Moyola. Choice of times: 5pm – 6:30pm or 6:30pm – 8pm.

 

NUIG Postgrad Open Day

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm Wednesday, 6th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. The event will also include short presentations covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. SUSI (Grants Authority) will also be in attendance, and will present at 1pm. This is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, and other student support services. You can pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day or just turn up and register on the day.

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarships Applications Close 15/02/19

Apply now for entry in 2019.

 

Free Screening “On Her Shoulders”

The United Nations and Irish Aid present: ‘On Her Shoulders’ 6pm Monday 4th February in the Pálaás. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and reception. Free tickets are available  here.

 

Psychology Research Study: The influence of support and control on the relationship between sense of self and trauma in first time mothers.

All first time mothers aged over 18 years of age whose baby is between 1 and 13 months are invited to take part in this study which hopes to develop our understanding of how the childbirth experience impacts on maternal sense of identity and postpartum trauma. The research has ethical approval from the NUIG Research Ethics Committee. Participation in the study involves completing a 25 minute online questionnaire: https://bit.do/Yourchildbirthexperience

 

Life Skills Update

  • Cardiac First Responder 2 Spaces Left
  • First Aid Responder 2 Spaces Left

 

SU Free Cloakroom

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

 

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 16 – 10th January 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday – 8 spaces left

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”. Sign up in the SU Office for just €5 or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

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 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. Tickets will also be on sale from the SU Engineering desk from 11am this Monday.

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 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!

 

Registration

Online module registration / change of mind is open from 11am Tuesday 8th of January until Friday 1st of February. This is for online registration of optional semester 2 modules only where your programme permits. The deadline for paying the remainder of fees is 31st of January.

 

Sign Language Courses Now Enrolling

10 week basic Sign Language Course just €40 – sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

  • Course A: 12pm-1pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course B: 1pm-2pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course C: 6pm-7pm Wednesday 30th Jan – Wednesday 3rd April 2019 COURSE FULL
  • Course D: 6pm-7pm Thursday 31st Jan – Thursday 4th April 2019

 

Karaoke Tonight!

There will be karaoke from 8pm tonight at Sult and all singers get a free refreshment!

 

Attention Postgrads

Calling all Postgrads we are looking to elect class reps for the academic year. Do you think you have what it takes to be a voice for your class? If so join us in the SU Boardroom upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn at 12.30pm on Tuesday the 15th of January to find out more information.

 

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

 

Connacht vs Sale Tickets

The NUI Galway Student Discount code for online tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Sale this Saturday is: NUIG-Sal-1819

Limited to 50 tickets for the Bohermore Terrace. Student ID required.

 

Postgraduate Election – Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the Election of a Postgraduate Student as a member of Údarás na hOllscoile for the period February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020. Nominations must be received in writing (or by email to Runai@nuigalway.ie) by the Returning Officer (Gearóid Ó Conluain, Room A131, Quadrangle) by 12pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019. Údarás na hOllscoile, the University’s governing authority, is responsible for managing and controlling all of the affairs of the University.

Nomination forms are available here.

 

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Need Help with IT Services?

 

Interested in joining the SU Team for 2019/20?

Election nominations open on the 14th of February and here’s your guide to running for election!

 

Improve Your Digital Skills

NUIG Digital Champions have the following FREE workshops coming up:

  1. Create and Run an Online Campaign
  2. Create and Build an Online Portfolio
  3. Design

Register Here.

 

Mikkeller Running Club

Mikkeller Running Club is a new FREE Galway social running club that meets at 12.30pm on the 2nd Sunday of every month for a relaxed jog/run from the Salthouse along the Prom in Salthill. You can choose to do 5, 8 or 10kms at an easy pace whilst chatting to new friends. The run ends at the Salthouse where you get a free beer to reward your efforts! All welcome this Sunday 13th of January.

 

Smart Search Sessions

The Library will be hosting free smart search for your assignment sessions throughout January. Sign up for your free ticket HERE. In these sessions the library’s Academic Skills Hub Team will show you all about:

  • Navigating the library website
    • Using library guides to identify sources for assignments
    • Using databases
    • Using Google Scholar to find information

 

Library Tours Today and Tomorrow

The Library is offering tours today at 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30 and 16:00 and tomorrow Friday at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and 12:00. Meet in the foyer area – all welcome!

 

Passionate About Science?

Applications are now open for FameLab Ireland. Deadline 5pm Friday 8th of February. Training Provided.

 

#HackAccessSligo Registration is Open

IT Sligo will be hosting #HackAccessSligo Friday 15th and Saturday 16th Feburary. The aim of the event is to find innovative solutions to accessibility challenges by creating a more diverse, open and engaging environment for everyone who lives in the North West.The event will run from 5 pm Friday evening to Saturday evening where participants will be presented with challenges that exclude people with disabilities from society, which they will attempt to ‘hack’. There will be mentors on hand to support the teams and each team will present their idea to a panel on the final day. Winners will be awarded a cash prize. Early Bird tickets are just €5 contact hackaccesssl@gmail.com for more information.

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival Deadline Mon 14th Jan

Are you a filmmaker? Are you aged between 12-24 years? Do you have a short film you want to share? 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 Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th March 2019. The deadline for entries is Monday, January 14th 2019.

 

Want to spend your J1 in America this summer?

Then head to the Aviva Stadium for Ireland’s biggest J1 Job Fair on Sunday 20th January! From jobs teaching excited American children everything from sports, performing arts, crafts, and much more, to jobs behind the scenes working in offices or kitchens… there really is a job for everyone! This incredible Job Fair will give you the chance to get an interview and get hired on the spot! It’s the fastest and the best way to get your summer J1 sorted. Book your Free Job Fair Ticket Here.

 

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling for 2019

You can register in the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card. Please note the SU Office will close on Friday 21st of December for the Christmas break and will reopen on Monday 7th of January 2019.

  • Anti-Racism Workshop                                  €5 Wednesday 16th January
  • Manual Handling Training                             €30 Wednesday 9th January
  • Cardiac First Responder Course                 €40 Friday 1st February
  • Disclosure Training                                          €10 Tuesday 12th February
  • First Aid Responder Course                         €100 Friday 8th, Friday 15th & Friday 22nd February
  • Sign Language                                                   €40 Four x 10 Week Courses starting week of 29th January

 

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.

What Will You Do In 2019?

News & Events

What Will You Do in 2019?

*Learn Sign Language
SU Sign Language 10 Week course starts 29th January

*Have the Best Summer Ever
SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Wednesday 23rd January

*Raise Money For Charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 2nd February for Galway Rape Crisis Centre/COPE Galway

*Run For Election
SU Election Nominations open Thursday 14th February

*Learn To Save Lives
SU Life Skills First Aid Responder Course/CFR Course/ASIST

*Laugh!
SU €5 Comedy Gigs: David O’Doherty (28th Jan) & Neil Delamere (18th Feb)

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

SU Weekly Email 14 – 13th December 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Sign Language Courses Now Enrolling

10 week basic Sign Language Course just €40 – sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

  • Course A: 12pm-1pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course B: 1pm-2pm Tuesday 29th Jan – Tuesday 2nd April 2019
  • Course C: 6pm-7pm Wednesday 30th Jan – Wednesday 3rd April 2019
  • Course D: 6pm-7pm Thursday 31st Jan – Thursday 4th April 2019

 

The SU Clothes Bank Needs Your Donations!

  1. Drop the clothes you don’t need any more to the SU Office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri 10th-19th Dec
  2. Take the clothes you need at our pop up display 12pm-4pm Thurs 20th & Fri 21st Dec in The Large Acoustic Room.
  3. Any surplus clothing will be donated to charity.

More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Student Leap Cards Expiring

Don’t get a nasty fine over the Christmas – check the expiry date on your Student Leap Card now. If it’s expiring apply online now for your new one and call in to the SU Office with your code so we can print your new one. The SU Office is closing for the Christmas break Fri 21st Dec to Mon 7th Jan. You can now also top up your Leap Card in the SU office – put credit on your card or add a monthly or weekly student bus ticket and we don’t charge commission!

Apply Here.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses

€2 Per Journey. Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 10th-Thurs 20th Dec

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

 

Connacht Rugby vs Sale Tickets

Get NUIG student rate tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Sale Sharks 3pm Saturday 12th of January at the Sportsground. Use the following discount code on the Connacht website: NUIG-Sal-1819

 

Extra Study Space: Available 8am-10pm until Fri 21st Dec 2018

  • AM150 Mairtin O Tnuthail Theatre Arts Millennium Building (147 spaces)
  • IT125 Theatre First Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT125G Theatre Ground Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT207 Seminar Room, IT Building (33 spaces)
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse (125 spaces)
  • TB303 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (30 spaces)
  • TB304 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB305 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB307 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (22 spaces)

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here.

EXTRA Extra Study Space

The Library have opened their ground floor training room for extra study space/PC’s until Friday the 21st of December.

Extended Library Opening Hours for Exams

  • Saturday 15th December:              08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 16th December:                 10:00 – 21:00

 

Give Blood This Week

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th of December in Menlo Park Hotel.

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 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!

 

Are you a Postgraduate Research Student?

The Union of Students in Ireland invites Postgraduate Research Students to participate in the National Postgraduate Living and Working Conditions Survey.

This survey aims to explore the experiences of postgraduate students in Ireland, in particular in relation to income and living standards. This survey is intended to form the basis for a campaign to be rolled out by USI and SIPTU.

We want to hear from you! This survey takes approximately 5 minutes to complete and will give your National Union the data we need to advocate for improved working and living standards! The Survey is available here

 

Volunteer with us in 2019!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. Here’s the events we have planned and we need as much help as possible so email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to get involved.

  1. SU Charity Comedy Gig with David O’Doherty Monday 28th January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 2nd February

All volunteers who help out can include time spent volunteering in their ALIVE Student Volunteer Certificate Application.

 

Registration Open for Women Lead 2019
#WomenLead19 is taking place from 25th-26th January. This event aims to empower women at third level to run/apply for leadership positions in whatever area they so wish.
Register Here.

 

Applications Open for Student Entrepreneur Awards

There’s €35,000 in cash prizes with the overall winner receiving €10,000. Deadline to submit your 3 minute video about your business idea is 5pm Friday 8th of March.

 

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Anti-Racism Workshop

We are hosting an Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday 16th of January with Galway One World Centre. Spaces are just €5 and you can sign up in the SU Office now.

 

Disclosure Training

We have limited spaces left in our Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre for the new date of Tuesday 12th of February 2019. Sign up now in the SU Office for just €10.

 

Top-up your Student Leap Card in the SU Office

Load it up with cash or weekly/monthly tickets for Bus Éireann and City Direct and we don’t charge any commission!

 

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 Big Fat Charity Table Quiz

News & Events
The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz
NUI Galway Students’ Union presents The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway 7.30pm Tuesday 13th November at Sult
Table of 4 €20 – Sign up in the SU Office in advance – spaces limited! You can also phone 091 493 570 to register by credit/debit card. 
10 Rounds of Questions Compiled by Your SU Officers
 
Great prizes, FREE Finger Food, Spot Prizes for best team name, best dressed team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!