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SU Weekly Email 15 – 21st January 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Election of Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile

The call for nominations is open until 5pm tomorrow Fri 22nd Jan 2021 for any NUIG Postgrad students interested in running for this position. Údarás na hOllscoile, the Governing Authority, is the ultimate decision-making body in the University. More info and application link HERE

 

Kilometre Challenge

Why not sign up here for our Kilometre Challenge this February? Set yourself a target number of kilometres to cover during the month and get walking/running/cycling 1st-28th Feb. All funds raised will go to the SU Charities – Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

Stitch & Bitch!

We are setting up a weekly Stitch & Bitch knitting group on Tuesday evenings where you can pop along for a chat while you work on your current craft project. We also hope to work on some group knitting projects. If you are interested in joining email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Get your New Student Leap Card

Good news if you need a Student Leap Card we can now process your application and post the card out to you until TODAY Thurs 21st Jan! Details on how to apply are HERE

Please note your order number expires after 7 days so please apply promptly.

 

Get Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Our Hump Day Hoolies are on every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Join us and comedian Steve Bennett for lots of craic, comedy and speed friending! Get your tickets HERE

 

Dúil agat sa Ghaeilge?

Glac páirt i gCoiste Gaeilge an Chomhaltais. Cabhraigh linn feachtais a rith leis an nGaeilge a chur chun cinn in OÉ Gaillimh, Seachtain na Gaeilge ina measc. Foghlaim scileanna nua, déan cairde nua agus cothaigh grá don teanga. Déan teagmháil le su.gaeilge@oegaillimh.ie le tuilleadh eolais a fháil

 

Financial Aid Fund Still Open

More info HERE

 

Need Stationery?

If you need stationery, home school supplies or stuff for arts & crafts. You can now shop online 24/7 at the SU Shop online shop HERE

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. 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 Tues and 2pm-4pm Thurs (links below). You will sign in and meet other mature students in a general meeting – if there is something you wish to discuss privately; you will be sent to a breakout room and you would meet Michelle alone. So please join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays to chat, vent or laugh – regardless of what your needs are – in a safe and welcoming space. More info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Attention Postgrad Students

For any postgrad students out there feeling the winter blues, the Postgrad Society is putting on a bunch of online events to catch up and hang out – from coffee mornings and bake-alongs to a book club and watch parties. Feel free to drop by to meet other Postgrad students in a friendly social space.

You can sign up to the society here or find them on Twitter and Facebook

 

USI Elections

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) represent + work on behalf of 374,000 students across the island of Ireland. Nominations for positions on the 2021/22 USI Executive Team are now open and close Weds 24th Feb. Give us a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie if you’re interested in running for USI Elections and we can give you more info.

 

LIFT Leadership – Join a Group!

NUI Galway has purchased the license for this semester to run the LIFT Leadership programme. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to focus and build your leadership skills and potential! Small groups will be made with a trained facilitator and run for Feb and March.

Sign up here. There will be an online short welcome for any questions or drop a line to lift@nuigalway.ie

 

C&E (Consultants & Entrepreneurs) Society Virtual Case Competition

This is a platform for you to collaborate with fellow NUIG students to solve a realistic business problem and propose best possible solution. It’s a perfect opportunity to practice your analytical and problem-solving skills ahead of the Irish Student Consulting Group’s (ISCG) inter-varsity case competition on 29th Jan.

Register Here  Contact – Instagram, LinkedIn

 

SUMS

SUMS is offering additional support to NUIG Students taking Access/Foundation courses and Mature Students from this Fri 22nd Jan. Normal SUMS Service hours will resume Mon 22nd Feb. More info HERE

 

Library Services Update

The Library is closed but they still have the following services available:

  • Click & Collect – Order and collect books you need for exams and research.
  • Scan & Deliver – Request a journal article or book chapter and receive it electronically.

 

Are You Experiencing Exam Stress?

You can speak to NUIG Chaplaincy support staff if you experience exam stress from 9am-7pm Mon-Fri (11th-22nd Jan) on:

  • Phone: 091 497 999
  • Email: examstress@nuigalway.ie
  • International calls/text : +353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls available by appointment

 

The Power of Disability Conference

The USI and AHEAD Power of Disability conference takes place today Thurs 21st Jan and tomorrow Fri 22nd Jan. This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students’ Union officers on the issues facing students with disabilities. Registration is free, but you must book your spot HERE to get the link!

 

Student Health Unit Open

The Student Health Unit is open and you can book an appointment online HERE. For students with Covid symptoms who need a test they can provide remote assessment and referral even if you are not in Galway. For urgent issues you can call 091 492 604.

 

Make Galway More Accessible

Would you like to join others in influencing universal access and disability inclusion in Galway City? Contact fiona@gcp.ie to join the Zoom meeting at 11am on Thurs 28th Jan.

 

Women Lead

Women Lead is a two-day event Fri 29th and Sat 30th Jan which aims to empower, encourage, inspire and motivate self-identifying women to put themselves forward for leadership positions in their Students’ Union, clubs and societies on campus or any other positions of influence. This two-day event will include discussions and presentations by inspirational women on everything from running a campaign to what it’s like to be a CEO! As a participant you will have the opportunity to engage with empowering panel discussions, motivational talks and learn invaluable skills that will help you running for election.

Registration is free, but you must book your spot HERE to get the link! 

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Scheme Open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Hardiman PhD Scholarships scheme for new PhD Students starting Sept 2021. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years; with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus fees are paid for the 4 years. Applications close 12th Feb. More info.

 

Arthritis Ireland Galway Events

The Galway branch of Arthritis Ireland has the following events coming up:

  • 1st – 28th Feb “Walk Where You Are” Walking Group INFO HERE
  • Weds 17th Feb Talk with dietitian on achieving a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle for People Living With Arthritis. TICKETS HERE

 

The Smarter Travel Campus Awards are back for 2021!

The Awards invite students to create entries to encourage and enable walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling. Why not get involved in a real-life project and you could be invited to the national awards ceremony where you will be in with a chance to win prizes and have your project showcased.

Entry deadline 19th March 2021. Info, guidelines and last year’s winners HERE

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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.

 

 

SU Weekly Email 14 – 14th January 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

SU Election Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in our Elections back in December and well done to all the candidates and their teams. The newest members of your SU Officer team are:

Nominations will open in April for our Elections for 2021/22 Officers. More info here.

 

Book Space on Campus to Sit Exams

You can book space to sit your online exams on campus via this link. There are 50 seats available in The Bailey Allen Hall and there’s one space in The Cube available for use by a student and a PA.

 

Are You Experiencing Exam Stress?

You can speak to NUIG Chaplaincy support staff if you experience exam stress from 9am-7pm Mon-Fri (11th-22nd Jan) on:

  • Phone: 091 497 999
  • Email: examstress@nuigalway.ie
  • International calls/text : +353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls available by appointment

 

Get your New Student Leap Card

Good news if you need a Student Leap Card we can now process your application and post the card out to you until Thurs 21st Jan! Details on how to apply are HERE

Please note your order number expires after 7 days so please apply promptly.

 

Hump Day Hoolie is Back!

Our Hump Day Hoolies are back every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Join us and comedian Steve Bennett for lots of craic, comedy and speed friending! Get your tickets HERE

 

Deferring Exams

If you need to defer any of your exams all the details on how to apply for a deferral are here.

 

FREE 6 Week Strength and Conditioning Course

Just 50 spaces available for the SU FREE 6 Week Strength & Conditioning course which starts this Monday 18th Jan. Suitable for all fitness levels! More info + registration here.

 

New Year Challenge

Our next Charity Challenge is our New Year Challenge. Each day in January we will be helping you to step outside your comfort zone by having daily suggestions at #NewYearChallenge for new things you can try for the new year. You could try a new sport, learn a new skill, volunteer or join a society. The opportunities are endless! It’s all about making small changes that can make a huge difference to you and the SU Charities. More info here.

 

Dúil agat sa Ghaeilge?

Glac páirt i gCoiste Gaeilge an Chomhaltais. Cabhraigh linn feachtais a rith leis an nGaeilge a chur chun cinn in OÉ Gaillimh, Seachtain na Gaeilge ina measc. Foghlaim scileanna nua, déan cairde nua agus cothaigh grá don teanga. Déan teagmháil le su.gaeilge@oegaillimh.ie le tuilleadh eolais a fháil

 

SU Clean Up Tomorrow

Due to Covid Level 5 Restrictions we will no longer be able to meet up for a Clean Up BUT we are encouraging everyone to do a socially distanced clean up within their 5km radius this weekend and tag us in your photos. Is there a green area near you that could do with some TLC? Are you near enough to the beach to do a 2 minute beach clean-up? Get out for some fresh air and do a clean-up if you can!

 

Learn Sign Language

We have limited spaces left on our 10 Week Sign Language course 11am-12pm Tues 26th Jan-Tues 30th March. All other courses are fully booked. More info and registration link HERE.

 

Student Health Unit Open

The Student Health Unit is open and you can book an appointment online HERE. For students with Covid symptoms who need a test they can provide remote assessment and referral even if you are not in Galway. For urgent issues you can call 091 492 604.

 

Library Services Update

The Library is closed but they still have the following services available:

  • Click & Collect – Order and collect books you need for exams and research.
  • Scan & Deliver – Request a journal article or book chapter and receive it electronically.

 

Passionate about the Irish Language?

Join the SU Irish Language Committee! Help run and plan campaigns to promote the Irish Language at NUI Galway including Seachtain na Gaeilge. Learn new skills, make new friends and share your love of Irish. Contact su.gaeilge@oegaillimh.ie for more info

 

Drug Use Survey

The Drug Use in Higher Education in Ireland (DUHEI) Survey is being sent out to a random sample of Higher Education students including NUIG students between 18th-31st Jan. The survey aims to gather info on drug use trends and behaviours and will contribute to the development of harm-reduction interventions and policies. All information you provide in this survey will be completely anonymous so please complete it accurately if you receive it and help develop strategies and policies to keep students safe in the future.

 

Do you wish to strengthen your well-being and resilience? 

WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is an evidence-based program which develops personalised tools to manage distress and promote a positive approach to maintaining wellness. Participants partake in four 2.5 hour sessions over two weeks, guided by a trained facilitator. Limited Spaces available for the first WRAP®  program of the year, beginning Tues 19th Jan. For further details, future workshop dates and to apply, e-mail WRAP® Project Coordinator Fiona Fitzgerald at fiona.m.fitzgerald@nuigalway.ie

 

FREE Workshops this January

  • Motivation to Learn + Time Management 11am Thurs 14th Jan
  • Maximising Study Skills 3pm Fri 15th Jan
  • Using MS Teams Effectively 3pm Mon 18th Jan
  • How to Use Academic Skills Hub Effectively 11am Tues 19th Jan
  • Developing Blackboard Skills 11am Weds 20th Jan
  • Referencing and Plagiarism 11am Tues 26th Jan
  • Register here: https://efmfeed.verintefm.com/se/0A88DF3E7CFD2682

 

Stress Control

The free online Stress Control course is available again. More info here

 

“I Just” Campaign

NUI Galway MSc Marketing Practice students have bravely come forward to share their personal experience of contracting the COVID-19 virus. Watch their stories HERE.

 

Celebrate cycling and sustainable transport with An Taisce this January!

Our daily choices of transport have an impact on the world around us. Spread the word, have fun and share your photos + stories tagging #NewYearTwoWheels and #AnTaisce. More info HERE.

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2021 festival are now being accepted!
Are you a filmmaker? Are you aged between 12-24 years? Do you have a short film you want to screen? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you! Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a secondary 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. Festival events run Sat 17th April – Sun 9th May 2021. Deadline for entries is 5pm Fri March 5th 2021.

 

Applications for 2021 Charlemagne Youth Prize open until 1 Feb 2021

Are you aged 16-30 and working on a project with a European dimension? Apply for the Charlemagne Youth Prize and get rewarded for your project to further develop your initiative! The three winning projects will be chosen from 27 projects nominated by national juries in all EU countries. The first prize is €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500! More info HERE

 

Coming Up this Semester

Fri 1st Jan-Sun 31st Jan SU Charity Challenge New Year Challenge
Fri 15th Jan SU Clean Up (where you are!)
Mon 18th Jan SU 6 Week Strength + Conditioning Course Starts
Tues 19th Jan SU 10 Week Sign Language Courses Start
Weds 20th Jan SU Hump Day Hoolie
Weds 27th Jan SU Hump Day Hoolie
Mon 1st Feb-Sun 28th Feb SU Charity Challenge Kilometre Challenge Part 2
Mon 1st Feb SU Sustainability Day
Weds 3rd Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie
Fri 5th Feb SU Clean Up
Mon 8th Feb SU Sustainability Day
Weds 10th Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie
Mon 15th Feb SU Sustainability Day
Mon 15th – Fri 19th Feb SU SHAG Week
Weds 17th Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie
Mon 22nd Feb SU Sustainability Day
Mon 22nd Feb SU Council + SU AGM
Weds 24th Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie

 

Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund Still Open

The Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund is still open for applications from students in financial distress. The Application Form and further information is available here.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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.

 

New Year Challenge

News & Events

New Year Challenge

This month as part of our Charity Challenge we will be helping you to step outside your comfort zone by having daily suggestions of new things you can try for the new year. You could try a new sport, learn a new skill, volunteer or join a society. The opportunities are endless!

Remember all funds raised by the Charity Challenge this year will be going to support Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health and donations can be made HERE

Here’s just some of our suggestions for your New Year Challenge and please let us know what you are up to using #NewYearChallenge on social media:

  1. Run for #NUIGSU21 elections 
  2. Learn to cook
  3. Volunteer with Flirt FM
  4. Join the SU 6 Week Strength and Conditioning Programme
  5. Write for Sin newspaper
  6. Join the SU Clean Up
  7. Find volunteering opportunities with Alive
  8. Learn Sign Language
  9. Become a Digital Champion
  10. Join the SU Welfare Crew
  11. Sign up for the NUIG free January courses
  12. Quit Smoking
  13. Join NUIG Clubs
  14. Join the SU Events Crew
  15. Make new friends at the SU Hump Day Hoolie 
  16. Work on your employability with the NUI Careers Office
  17. Join NUIG Societies
  18. Go Vegan
  19. Learn Leadership skills with LIFT
  20. Learn Suicide Prevention Skills with LivingWorks Start programme
  21. Become a Blood Donor and join the Vampire Cup Challenge
  22. Try Meditation
  23. Get ready for the SU February Kilometre Challenge
  24. Control Your Stress with the Free Stress Control Course
  25. Assess your relationship with Alcohol
  26. Enter the Smarter Travel Campus Awards
  27. Do a digital detox
  28. Sleep better
  29. Get Organized
  30. Get Walking 
  31. Join the SU Environmental Committee

 

SU Weekly Email 13 – 17th December 2020

News & Events

Welcome to your last weekly email of 2020 from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

VOTE TODAY!

Vote online today 10am-8pm to elect your 5 new Students’ Union Officers. More information about the candidates is available here

VOTE HERE

 

SU Office is Open!

The SU Office is open TODAY 4pm-8pm and also 4pm-8pm Mon 21st Dec and Tues 22nd Dec. Call in to get your Student Leap Card (apply online for your code first), SU Diaries, free face masks, Class Rep Hoodies and to buy SU Charity Socks. Please use contactless payment. The SU Office is located upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn (beside Sult)

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week

Déardaoin 17 Nollaig / Thurs 17th Dec

17:00 Oga Yoga as Gaeilge / Yoga in Irish ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé hAoine 18 Nollaig / Fri 18th Dec

10.30 Maidin Caifé / Coffee Morning ZOOM LINK HERE   

15:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Irish Conversation ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 Scannáin agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party (Check SU Social Media for link on Friday)

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

 

Quizmas

Staying in Galway for Christmas? We are holding a Merry Quizmas Quiz for all NUIG students staying in Galway at 7.30pm Mon 21st Dec. Loads of great prizes including €50, €30 + €20 One4All Vouchers and festive cheer with quiz host Steve Bennett from our Hump Day Hoolie. Get your tickets here.

 

Study Space over Christmas Holidays

There will be 25 seats available in the Reading Room 9am-5pm over the Christmas period (Closed Christmas Day + New Year’s Day). They will be available to book HERE

 

Sin Issue 6

Read all the NUI Galway news you need to know in issue 6 of Sin newspaper HERE.

 

Virtual SU Officer Hour 1pm-2pm TOMORROW

Join Martin your SU Postgraduate Taught Officer and Aoife your Convenor for Science and Engineering for the SU Officer Virtual hour 1pm-2pm tomorrow Friday 19th Dec. It’s open to ALL students with any queries so feel free to pop along for a chat. ZOOM LINK HERE.

 

Christmas Holidays

Here’s the list of who is open/closed on campus over the Christmas Holidays LIST

 

SU Life Skills Courses Enrolling now for January

 

Q&A with University President

If you missed our live Q&A with the University President you can watch it back HERE

 

Free Pizza!

The NUIG International office would like to invite you and a friend for a free festive pizza and soft drink at Sult 12pm-8pm Mon 21st Dec and 11am-5pm Tues 22nd Dec. To book please call Sult on 091 492671/Walk-ins also welcome.

 

New Year Challenge

Our next Charity Challenge is our New Year Challenge which starts on the 1st of January. Each day in January we will be helping you to step outside your comfort zone by having daily suggestions at #NewYearChallenge for new things you can try for the new year. You could try a new sport, learn a new skill, volunteer or join a society. The opportunities are endless! It’s all about making small changes that can make a huge difference to you and the SU Charities. Find out more and register here.

 

Glassary – Donations of your Things welcome!

ALIVE volunteers are leading a circular economy and sustainability initiative. Donation boxes will be in all the main student accommodation central reception lobbies clearly labelled “Glassary” for you to drop any materials you do not want to bring back home and are willing to donate. Irons, lamps, rugs, books, buckets, you name it we are looking for it! (Except pillows and duvets!) All the donations will be collected and form the Library of Things at NUIG and also will be part of a donation to the SVP shops. So your donations will not go to the dump and instead make a big impact for future students and families in Galway. Email alive@nuigalway.ie to join in with us on this project or any questions you may have!

 

NUIG Holiday Hangout

Are you unable to travel home this holiday season? Will you be staying in Galway? Sign up HERE to meet with others who will also be spending time in Galway.

 

NUIG SU Clean Up

Our next SU Clean Up is taking place in January and you can register to take part HERE.

 

Class Rep Meetings Today

Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge

Meeting links will be emailed to class reps. For any queries contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

January Hump Day Hoolies

Tickets are now available for our two Hump Day Hoolies Weds 20th and Weds 27th of January. Get yours here.

 

SVP Christmas Raffle

The NUIG St. Vincent de Paul Society is holding a Christmas Raffle, in aid of St. Vincent de Paul. Tickets are just €3 and there’s an amazing hamper to be won which includes seasonal food, drinks and vouchers. Get your tickets HERE and the winner will be announced 8pm Mon 21st Dec.

 

FREE Workshops this January

  • Public Speaking, Presenting + Interviews using Online platforms 11am Tues 12th Jan
  • How to manage your Email (Folders, Search + Organisation) 11am Weds 13th Jan
  • Motivation to Learn + Time Management 11am Thurs 14th Jan
  • Maximising Study Skills 3pm Fri 15th Jan
  • Using MS Teams Effectively 3pm Mon 18th Jan
  • How to Use Academic Skills Hub Effectively 11am Tues 19th Jan
  • Developing Blackboard Skills 11am Weds 20th Jan
  • Referencing and Plagiarism 11am Tues 26th Jan
  • Register here: https://efmfeed.verintefm.com/se/0A88DF3E7CFD2682

 

Are you concerned about your relationship?

COPE Galway can offer you free support and advice. Find out more here.

 

Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund Still Open

The Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund is still open for applications from students in financial distress. The Application Form and further information is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/financialaidfund/

 

Covid-19 Survey

The survey title is: Psychological stress and intention to vaccinate, in the context of COVID-19. The survey is fully anonymous + will take approx. 10-15mins. It is open to anyone over 18 who is Irish resident/citizen. Complete the survey HERE.

 

Suit Up For Simon

The Helping Haircuts group of NUIG Students are holding an event to raise funds for Galway Simon Community. They want you to suit up to have a socially distanced or virtual meal with your friends and donate to their page HERE. There will be prizes for donors! Follow them on Insta HERE for more info.

 

Register for Governing Authority Election Vote

NUIG Governing Authority Elections take place online 9am Mon 11 Jan to 12pm Tues 12 Jan. If you are an NUIG Graduate make sure you are registered to vote by sending your details to Alumni Office by Fri 1st Jan at: alumni@nuigalway.ie. Meet the nominees here.

 

Teaching Hero Awards

Nominations Close Tues 22nd Dec for the Teaching Hero Awards. You can nominate HERE.  

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Scheme Open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Hardiman PhD Scholarships scheme for new PhD Students starting Sept 2021. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years; with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus fees are paid for the 4 years. Applications close 12th Feb. More info.

 

The Smarter Travel Campus Awards are back for 2021!

The Awards invite students to create entries to encourage and enable walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling. Why not get involved in a real-life project and you could be invited to the national awards ceremony where you will be in with a chance to win prizes and have your project showcased.

Entry deadline 19th March 2021. Info, guidelines and last year’s winners HERE

 

Living Well Programme

Are you living with a long-term health condition or caring for someone with a long-term health condition? Living Well is a free 6 week online group self-management programme to help people manage long-term health conditions. More info.

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop, the SU Office and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

Need Help?

Sums provide free extra mathematics or statistics tuition.

ComputerDISC is a Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all students who are taking any programming/software development courses.

The Academic Writing Centre provide free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing.

The SU Grinds Register provides details of tutors in a wide range of subjects.

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you in 2021!

 

Barista Course

SU Life Skills

Description: This course is divided into a practical and a theoretical section. Students must attend both.

Part A: Espresso Coffee Preparation Basics, (Practical).

Course objectives: To cover the basic techniques of Espresso Coffee Preparation using a traditional espresso machine and coffee grinder. Covering Safe operation of the equipment, espresso extraction, milk preparation using steam, espresso coffee recipes, grinder settings, espresso machine maintenance.

Course Outline: The demonstration will take approximately 75 minutes

Assessment: The attendees will be given an outline of the course and sign off that they have undertaken it, by an Instructor from The Coffee Company.

Part B: Coffee Origins and Espresso Coffee Preparation Basics, (Theoretical).

Course objectives: To cover a brief History of Coffee Culture and Coffee Bean Origins and the basic techniques of Espresso Coffee Preparation using a traditional espresso machine and coffee grinder.

Course Outline: The talk will take approximately 75 minutes.

Assessment: The attendees will be given an outline of the course and sign off that they have undertaken it, by an Instructor from The Coffee Company.

Students per course: Max 12 students per group. Min 8 students for course to go ahead.

Course Venue: The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Course Cost: €10 which will be donated to the Students’ Union Charities

Date/Times (Choose one):

  • Group 1: 10am-1.30pm Thursday 17th October 2019 COURSE FULL 12/09/19
  • Group 2: 2.30pm-6pm Thursday 17th October 2019 COURSE FULL 12/09/19
  • Group 3: 11.30am-3pm Friday 18th October 2019 COURSE FULL 13/09/19
  • Group 4: 3.30pm-7pm Friday 18th October 2019 COURSE FULL 12/09/19

Strength and Conditioning Program

SU Life Skills

NUIG SU 6 Week Strength + Conditioning Course | Rang Nirt agus Aclaithe

Welcome to the Lucia Byrne Fitness Strength and Conditioning Program designed for NUIG

The primary goals of this program are:

1. To improve performance, speed, strength and power

2. To reduce injuries.

Specifications

– Two 45 minute sessions per week via Zoom at 5:30pm (100 participants max)

– Monday (total body mobility) and Wednesday (focused on a specific muscle group)

UPDATED COURSE DATES: Starts Weds 20th Jan and Ends Mon 1st March 2021

This course is FREE!

Sign Up Via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nuig-su-6-week-strength-conditioning-course-tickets-131861600597

This is 45 minute class with a mix of yoga, pilates and strength training which is ALL bodyweight so you won’t need any equipment, if you have a mat that’s great. Some water and a towel will also be handy!

The class is pitched for all levels of fitness. There will be options to make exercises easier or harder so if you are new to exercise then there will be options for you.

Think of this class as nourishment NOT punishment. This is NOT a sweat fest high intensity class, you WILL get a full-body workout that will stretch, strengthen and challenge you.

Irish Language Classes

SU Life Skills

SU Irish Classes

Want to learn Irish or improve the Irish you have and might not be using?

We will be holding Irish Language Classes Tues 12th Jan – Tues 2nd Feb 2021.

It’s a 4 week course over Zoom with Conradh na Gaeilge.

Complete Beginners takes place 6pm-7pm SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nuig-su-beginners-irish-course-tickets-131492277943

Course description complete beginners: Aimed at students with no prior knowledge of Irish. The study material for these interactive classes will be based upon the content of “Gaeilge gan stró”. The classes will give students an opportunity to learn some conversational Irish phrases and upon completion, students will be able to present themselves.

Refreshers takes place 7pm-8pm SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nuig-su-refreshers-irish-course-tickets-131495070295

Course description Refreshers: Aimed at students who have studied in Irish schools, but who haven’t used Irish since they left secondary school. The classes will be interactive with a mix of conversational and written tasks. This will be a complete refreshers course and an opportunity for students to add to their pre-existing vocabulary.

Course cost: €40 but you will be refunded €20 if you attend all classes and you get a certificate for completing the course.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to register for the course is Monday 21st of December. The course will only go ahead if there are sufficient numbers registered.

SU Weekly Email 10 – 26th Nov 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week / An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis

Tues 1st Dec / Dé Máirt an 1 Nollaig

  • “Not asking for it” / Níl mé á iarraidh (Instagram)
  • 14:00 “Anytime of the Month” Period Poverty Training / Oiliúint i mBochtanas na Fola Míosta –ZOOM LINK HERE
  • 17:00 Active* Consent Workshop / Ceardlann Toilithe –  Tickets via Eventbrite HERE 
  • World AIDS Day / An Lá Domhanda SEIF – The Quad will be lit up in Red this evening to mark World AIDS Day

Weds 2nd Dec / Dé Céadaoin an 2 Nollaig

  • Guess How Many Condoms are in the Jar / Tomhais Cá Mhéad Coincíní atá sa Chrúsca (Instagram Comp)
  • 14:00 Queer Sex Ed/ Gnéasoideachas don Phobal Aiteach – Workshop Zoom Link Here
  • STI Awareness / Feasacht ar Ionfhabhtuithe Gnéas-Tarchurtha
  • 19:30 Hump Day Hoolie / Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua  Tickets via Eventbrite HERE 

Thurs 3rd Dec / Déardaoin an 3 Nollaig

  • 15:00 How To Get A-Head in Bed Talk / Ceardlann ar an mBeart a Dhéanamh sa Leaba – Talk Zoom Link Here
  • 15:00 -19:00 Free Rapid HIV Testing with Sexual Health West in Galway City (Book via booking.shw@gmail.com )
  • 18:00 Image Based Sexual Assault Workshop / Ceardlann Íomhábhunaithe ar Ionsaithe Gnéis – Tickets via Eventbrite HERE 

Fri 4th Dec / Dé hAoine an 4 Nollaig

ALL WEEK / An tseachtain ar fad

More info from / Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie + HERE

 

RAK Challenge Starts Tuesday!  

This December for our Charity Challenge we are going to spread positivity wherever we go with our Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Challenge. We will have daily suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness that you can do or you can come up with your own ones. The RAK challenge motto is do good, feel good! You can commit to taking part in as many RAKs as you want from 1 to 30 over the month! All funds raised during the challenge will go to the SU Charities who are: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health via our fundraising page HERE.

Sign up for the RAK Challenge here.

 

SU Secret Santa

Want presents? Sure don’t we all! Sign up to take part in our SU Secret Santa and you’ll get to give AND receive a present! More information on how it works and how to register is HERE.

 

SU Clean Up

Join us in the Salthill 2pm-4pm Fri 4th of Dec for our socially distanced beach clean-up*. We will have bags and gloves for all volunteers just make sure to bring your own mask and wear warm waterproof clothes. Meeting point will be at Grattan Beach. Book your tickets here.

*Please note this event is subject to Government restrictions regarding outdoor events changing*

 

Environment & Sustainability Working Group

We are setting up an Environment & Sustainability Working Group. If you want to get involved sign up here or email su.president@nuigalway.ie for more info.

 

NUI Galway Future Library Poll

This is your opportunity to leave your mark on the design of the new NUI Galway Library! Poll available at https://nuigalwaynewlibrary.com/

 

Class Reps Council

The next Class Reps Council for all Class Reps will take place at 6pm on Monday 30th November. For more information email su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Hump Day Hoolie

Tickets are available HERE for our next Hump Day Hoolie at 7.30pm on Weds 2nd of Dec. There’ll be comedy, speed friending, music, competitions and loads of prizes on Zoom.

 

Fees Deadline

NUIG Semester 1 Fees Payment Deadline is Mon 30th Nov. More information here. Details on the Financial Aid Fund are available here.

 

NUIG Zine call for Submissions

Poetry/Short Fiction/Essays/Memoirs/Art/Photography/Music. Email submissions to nuigzine@gmail.com – Deadline Sat 19th Dec. More info.

 

Need an STI Test?

Book your FREE STI Test with the NUIG Student Health Unit on 091 494 337

 

Beginners Guide to Changing the World Today

All welcome to this interactive workshop with Vicky Donnelly and ALIVE to have your mind blown 5pm-6.30pm today Thurs 26th Nov. Info.

 

Free Rapid HIV Testing

Sexual Health West are holding Free Rapid HIV Testing across Galway next week. To book your appointment email rapidtesting.booking.shw@gmail.com or phone 086 024 9111.

 

Teaching Hero Awards

Do you know a staff member who deserves recognition for how they supported your learning? Nominate staff for the Teaching Hero Award here.

 

FREE Workshops this December

  • Balancing Parenting and Studies 2pm Tues 1st Dec
  • Goal Setting & Motivation 3pm Weds 2nd Dec
  • How to Tackle an Open Book Exam 1pm Tues 8th Dec
  • Time Management 12pm Thurs 10th Dec
  • Making Connections with Fellow Students & Developing Social Supports 2pm Fri 11th Dec
  • How to Write an Academic Essay 11am Tues 15th Dec
  • Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown 3pm Weds 16th Dec
  • REGISTER HERE

 

Petition for Refund of Tuition Fees

A group of NUIG students have a petition for NUIG to partially refund tuition fees for 2020/21 due to Covid-19. You can sign the petition here.

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

ALIVE Volunteering Opportunities

Visit our website for new volunteer projects added every week!

 

NUIG International Day of People with Disabilities Photography Competition

International Day of People with Disabilities is on Thurs 3rd of Dec and the theme is “All in this Together”. NUIG students, staff and community partners are excited to build awareness of the wide variety of contexts and people for the International Day of People with Disabilities 2020! More info about the competition.

 

Ar mhaith leat snas a chur ar do Ghaeilge labhartha?

Bí linn ar 26ú Samhain don Ciorcal Comhrá ar líne. Beidh seisiún ón 6-7 agus ceann eile ón 7-8. Bí cinnte clárú go luath mar tá na spásanna teoranta! Seol ríomhphoist ag Seán ag: gaillimh@cnag.ie

 

Survey on student’s attitudes to Influenza vaccine + potential COVID- 19 vaccine

As part of the master’s in health economic course two NUIG students are conducting a survey on students’ attitudes to the Flu vaccine and potential Covid -19 vaccines. This is part of a report to uncover the attitudes in the student population towards taking a COVID vaccine, and the thinking that influences these attitudes. The data collected in this survey is anonymous. Any questions contact r.thompson3@nuigalway.ie or d.hennelly3@nuigalway.ie. Link to survey.

 

Cope Galway Christmas Appeal

There will be donation boxes until 3rd Dec on campus in the CSI Kitchen, HBB and the Socs Desk for the Cope Galway Christmas Appeal. If you can donate any of the following  new/unused items they will be a great help: Colouring books/activity sets, warms socks/gloves/scarves, jumpers/jackets, personal hygiene sets, mugs, pyjamas/vests/underwear, selection boxes/biscuits, tea towels/bath towels, handbags/wallets, tinned food/condiments. For more info contact paediatric@socs.nuiglway.ie

 

NUIG Shark Week

NUIG Animal Ambassadors and ZooSoc are launching a campaign to stop shark finning completely in the EU with real legislative action! They need you to sign their legislation petition here: https://www.stop-finning-eu.org/

 

Societies Online Collab LiveStream!

On Friday 18th of December the first ever Societies Online Collab or SOC Stream livecast will be on Twitch from noon until midnight. This is a totally free event hosted by a collaboration of NUIG societies and all donations will go towards Galway’s Teach Solais, a charity for the LGBT+ youth in the West of Ireland. Find us and more info on all platforms at SOCStreamIRL.

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all NUIG Mature Students. 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). For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Seat Booking Update

If you have booked a seat in the Library or the Bailey Allen Hall and can no longer make your booking please cancel it! Only 55% of people are showing up for seat bookings. There’s now more seats available to book in The Cube too. Be sound and don’t leave someone else stressing without a seat. Book a seat here.

 

Disability Rights Officer Clinic Tomorrow

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic 3pm-4.30pm every Friday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Free Strength + Conditioning Classes

Our free Strength and Conditioning Classes take place at 6.30pm every Monday and Wednesday on Zoom. If you want to come along email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for the class links.

 

Donate to the SU Charities

This year we are raising funds for 3 great charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. If you can spare a few euro please donate here.

  • 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.
  • Galway Autism Partnership supports families and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Helplink Mental Health is a charitable organisation providing accessible counselling, information and education mental health services locally (West of Ireland), nationally and internationally.

 

Need Grinds?

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

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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.

SU Weekly Email 8 – 12th November 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Mental Health Week / Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte

Here’s just some of the free events we have happening for Mental Health Week next week. Keep an eye on our Website + Social Media for updates + competitions all week!

Mon 16th Nov

10:00 Mindfulness Workshop

13:00 Yoga Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM ID: 913 6188 9314)

18:00 Self-Care during Covid-19 Panel Discussion (ZOOM ID: 968 0375 2952)

18.30 Free Strength & Conditioning Class

Tues 17th Nov

08.15 Mindfulness Class

11:00 Fitness Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM ID: 960 4311 0974)

18:00 “Diet or Disorder?” – Eating Disorder Awareness Talk Get Tickets Here.

Weds 18th Nov

All Day Competition: Find the positivity pebbles around campus

13:00 Yoga Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM ID: 932 8784 0996)

16:00 NUI Galway on Drugs Panel Discussion Get Tickets Here.

18.30 Free Strength & Conditioning Class

19.30 Hump Day Hoolie – Get Tickets Here

Thurs 19th Nov

10:00 Virtual Coffee Morning (ZOOM ID: 518 179 6706)

11:00 Fitness Class with Sports Unit (ZOOM ID: 979 9163 5589)

15:30 Changing Colours Workshop (Microsoft Teams Changing Colours Workshop 1)

17:00 Yoga Class with Yoga Soc

19:00 Movie Watch Along Party (Vote in our Twitter Poll for the movie we watch!)

Fri 20th Nov

08.15 Mindfulness Class

19:00 Big Weekend Table Quiz – Get tickets here

Imeachtaí SAOR IN AISCE iad ar fad! Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

Extra Study Space

There are now an extra 50 seats that are bookable Mon-Fri 9am-5pm for 2 hour slots in the Bailey Allen Hall via the library website. This is an interactive learning space with individual pods with sockets so you can talk on Zoom calls or attend your CÉIM sessions.

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets  

Our next Hump Day Hoolie is on at 7.30pm on Weds 18th Nov. There’ll be comedy, speed friending, competitions and all the craic. Get your free tickets here!

 

Class Reps Meetings next week:

  • Mon 16th Nov 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Tues 17th Nov 6pm College of Business, Public Policy and Law
  • Tues 17th Nov 6pm Adult & Continuing Education
  • Weds 18th Nov 6pm Postgraduate Council
  • Weds 18th Nov 6pm College of Science and Engineering
  • Thurs 19th Nov 6pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies
  • Thurs 19th Nov 6pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge

 

Join the Kilometre Challenge

Our November Charity Challenge is the Kilometre Challenge which runs until Mon 30th Nov and you can still join in! 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 including access to 2 FREE Strength & Conditioning Classes each week! More info + Registration link here.

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. You can donate to the charities online here.

 

Laptop Loan Scheme Round 2 Closes Tomorrow

Application are open until tomorrow Fri 13th Nov for second round of the NUIG Laptop Loan Scheme. More info and online application form here. For any queries please email: laptoploanscheme@nuigalway.ie

 

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.

 

USA Summer Camp

You’ll find the perfect summer job abroad with USA Summer Camp. USA Summer Camp are based in Kildare and work with over 700 camps across America, each filled with adventure, fun and excitement. If you want a unique summer, packed full of adventure, while making friends from around the world and memories to last a lifetime – then join the live webinar especially for NUIG students at 3pm next Tuesday 17th November to meet the team, hear more about camp and get exclusive discounts! Join Zoom Meeting Here 3pm Tues 17th Nov (Meeting ID: 950 1634 6837 Passcode: J2a4Jc)

 

New Library Opening Hours

The Library is now open Mon-Fri 08:30-22:00 Sat 08:30-17:30 Sun 10:00-17:30. Please remember to book your library seat first here.

 

NUIG On Drugs

You are invited to an online panel discussion on international and national policy context, mental health and substance use, and NUI Galway’s draft substance use policy and the importance of student input. There’s a chance to win a One4All voucher by attending. The discussion takes place 4pm-5pm Weds 18th Nov, spaces are limited and you can register to attend here.

 

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

 

USA Summer Jobs

If you’re thinking of spending summer 2021 in the USA, USA Summer Jobs has the perfect J1 program for you! This highly independent J1 program allows you to have full control & flexibility over the most important aspects of your summer in the USA – where you work, where you live and who you live with. Sign up today and join the live zoom webinar especially for NUIG students at 4pm next Tuesday 17th of November to meet the team, learn about the J1 process and get exclusive discounts! Join Zoom Meeting Here 4pm Tues 17th Nov. (Meeting ID: 952 9760 1462 Passcode: J2a4Jc)

 

Apps + Tools to Enhance your College Life

Digital Champions are running a free 2 hour workshop to help you learn about some tools and apps to help you navigate the online learning environment, interact with your content and manage your time and deadlines. It’s on 11am-1pm Weds 18th Nov. Sign up here.

 

Study Participants Needed – win an Amazon Gift Card!

If you agree to participate, you can win 1 of 3 Amazon gift cards of €50 (or equivalent value in your local currency). The purpose of this study is to examine how different people interpret governmental policies or actions. It will take approximately 20 minutes, and 18+ and good command of English required; otherwise, it is open to everyone.

 

Changing Colours

An Ecopsychology Workshop Series from Student Services designed to support NUIG students to address their feelings about the ecological crises we are experiencing. 4 x 1.5 hour Workshops aligned with the cycle of the seasons beginning 3.30pm Thurs 19th Nov. Free, open to all, attend one or all four. On MS Teams Changing Colours Workshop 1

 

Check The Register

Have you registered to vote? You can now go to www.checktheregister.ie to check the DRAFT Register of Electors. If your details are missing/incorrect you have until Weds 25th Nov to get them amended so you can vote.

 

Thinking about doing a postgraduate course?

The NUI Galway VIRTUAL Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Tuesday, 24th November. The event will comprise of a series of live presentations taking place during the day featuring all Colleges and postgrad courses, and also such topics as employability, funding opportunities, applications, research, and personal statements. This is your opportunity to virtually meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to talk online with staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, and other student support services.

You can pre-register to attend online now here. 

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with all the NUIG Virtual Events that are going on HERE.

 

CARA Connect Programme

We recognise that this is a particularly isolating time for those in our campus community, with some feeling isolated, lonely, or disconnected from those around them. To work to combat these feelings we have developed the CARA Connect Programme which aims to support the power of conversation and connection. This programme is a peer buddy system, where students in similar locations around Galway City will be matched together to meet up for safe socially distant activities (e.g., walks/exercise, set up a weekly call/coffee or just to have someone you can say hello to each week!). The system will help participants to increase social interactions and form new friendships with other students and their peers. If you would like to participate in CARA Connect please complete the application form here 

 

Time Out Thursdays

The International Office are holding Time Out Thursdays at 2pm each Thursday. Join for top tips on self-care and wellbeing, socialise and meet new people, have fun and enjoy yourself! Follow nuigalwayinternational on Instagram for details.

 

Asthma Self-Management Masterclass Today

The Asthma Society of Ireland are hosting a webinar, an Asthma Self-Management Masterclass, at 5.30pm today Thurs 12th Nov via Zoom. The webinar aims to educate people with asthma, their carer’s and healthcare professionals on how to stay well during winter, focusing on the importance of medication compliance, inhaler technique, flu/pneumo vaccine and the importance of completing an Asthma Action plan with a healthcare professional. Registration is free and can be completed using this link.

 

First ever NUIG Zine – Contributors and Editors Welcome!

The NUIG Zine encourages people to get creative or start a new hobby! It doesn’t matter your level of experience in writing or photography, they want to receive submissions from and include as many people as possible in this project. You can volunteer to be part of its creation or be a contributor and they meet up once a week. To get in touch please email nuigzine@gmail.com Twitter: @nuigzine

 

Language Proficiency Study Participants Required

Would you like to participate in a study which aims to find out whether your ability to speak or perform in an acquired language (language proficiency) and how experienced you are in an acquired language (language experience) can determine how well you do on reading comprehension (the ability to process what they read and understand its meaning)? For more info please email l.hong2@nuigalway.ie Lerena Hong (4thyear Undergrad Speech & Language Therapy)

 

Are You Anxious about your Asthma or COPD?

The Asthma Society have an Asthma and COPD WhatsApp messaging service. This service is free of charge and allows people with asthma and their carer’s, to send a WhatsApp message to 086 059 0132, to start their conversation with an experienced respiratory nurse specialist to seek support, advice and information about their asthma.

 

Participants Needed: COVID-19 Study

Irish undergraduate and graduate students (age 18+) are being recruited for a study exploring how diet, sleep, and physical activity impact resilience to stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an international collaboration involving USA, Netherlands, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, China and Uganda as well as Ireland. The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete and will be open until 20th Nov. Complete survey here.

 

Need Grinds?

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

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

Hump Day Hoolie!

News & Events

Hump Day Hoolie! | Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua!

Join us on Zoom every Wednesday at 7.30pm for our Hump Day Hoolie!

There’ll be comedy, speed friending, music, competitions and loads of prizes on Zoom.

Want in? Get your FREE Ticket NOW! 

Hump Day Hoolie Weds 27th Jan TICKET LINK

Hump Day Hoolie Weds 3rd Feb TICKET LINK

Hump Day Hoolie Weds 10th Feb TICKET LINK

Zoom link will be sent on to you before the event.

Comedian Steve Bennett will be our host for the night along with your SU Officers. The craic will be had.

What you’ve been saying about the Hump Day Hoolie: 

“The hump day Hoolie is the highlight of my week 10/10 would recommend” 

 

“Hump Day Hoolie is such a great way to make friends with people outside of your module! 

It’s basically my only social life now!” 

 

“The best part of my week! Best way to meet people and Steve is what makes it the best”

 

“I felt really isolated until I joined the Hump Day Hoolie and now I finally have people to talk to, all thanks to you guys.”

 

“Such an entertaining evening was had thanks so much to Steve! Really made my week!”

 

“I would recommend EVERYONE to join the Hump Day Hoolie, such a fun and chill way to meet people and have some fun. I made so many new friends in the space of an hour. Really lets you feel normality for a little while.”

 

“Absolutely fantastically run by some really funny and cool people ( talking about you Steve).

Will definitely make this part of my weekly schedule!!”

 

“I have been coming to the Hump Day Hoolie since Day One : )  I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it every week, it has been one of the biggest highlights of college so far! (It’s sad but its true). You have been so helpful in breaking the ice with everyone on the call and always making me laugh. I come away from the call every week having made a bunch of new friends and having had a good laugh”