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SU Weekly Email 18 – 10th January 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Notice of Referendum on Restructuring Students’ Union Officer Roles

Over the course of the last semester the Students’ Union continued the constitutional review work which was initiated the previous year. The main focus was placed on the structure of the Executive Committee and its functionality. On the 25th of November, Students’ Union Council had their say on the proposal for an amended Executive Committee structure. Class Reps voted in favour of the proposal to bring to students to vote on. 500 signatures have been collected in the meantime and a referendum will be held on Thursday 23rd January for you to vote and have your say.

More details about the referendum are available here.

 

SU Life Skills Sign Ups Now Open

 

Election of a Postgraduate Student as a Member of Údarás na hOllscoile

Údaras na hOllscoile is the governing authority of NUI Galway. Nominations are now open for a postgraduate student to become a member of Údarás and nominations close at 12pm on Thurs 23rd of Jan. Nomination forms are available here.

 

Become a 2020/2021 CÉIM Leader
Apply now to become a CÉIM peer learning student leader in 2020/21. Involves meeting weekly with 1st year students to help them transition successfully to NUI Galway, gain a greater understanding of coursework and meet new people. Benefits include: intensive free leadership training, skills development, improved CV, feel good factor of helping 1st years, meeting new people, CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and more. Closing date: Monday, 10 February 2020. See www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim/become-student-leader/

 

What Will You Do In 2020?

Learn Sign Language

Have the Best Summer Ever

Raise Money For Charity

Run For Election

Learn To Save Lives

Laugh!

 

Postgrad International Student Coffee Morning and Panel

International students often struggle to navigate the bureaucracy in a new country. Come and ask all your questions to a panel of international postgrads, who are here to help! Current postgrads are also welcome – there will be a coffee session afterwards to share experiences and meet other international students from other colleges. The event takes place 11am-1pm Thursday 16th of January in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Women’s Self Defence & Mindfulness Class

Chen Tai Chi are offering a special student rate of just €10 per class for their Women’s Self Defence & Mindfulness through Tai Chi course this January. Classes start Tues 28th Jan at 7.45pm at Galway Rowing Club.

 

Clubs’ Day

Clubs’ Day will take place 12pm-4pm Thursday 30th of January in the Kingfisher Sports Hall. Is your new year’s resolution to get fit and active? Then join an NUI Galway Sports cub, with over 50 clubs to choose from we have everything you may need. From Gaelic Games to Martial arts and from Golf to Water Sports we have it all!

 

ALIVE Welcome Workshops

Come along to one of our open sessions to learn more and get started with the community volunteering – projects you will love and anytime that’s right for you!

Workshops take place 5pm Tues 14th Jan, 5pm Thurs 16th Jan, 5pm Mon 20th Jan or 5pm Weds 22nd Jan in the ALIVE Office downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Galway DARE and HEAR Application Information Session

DARE is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.

HEAR is a college and university scheme which offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school-leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are resident in the Republic of Ireland.The Galway DARE and HEAR Application Information Sessions take place 10am-2pm this Sat 11th Jan in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), NUI Galway,

For more information contact access@nuigalway.ie

 

ALIVE Volunteering Fair

Have a chat with the charities local to Galway and international projects too. Get a flavour of what you can learn and what you can bring! 12pm-3pm Thurs 16th Jan in The James Hardiman Library Foyer.

 

Recommend a Friend (or yourself!)

Know someone who would make a great #NUIGSU President? Maybe you are starting to think about running for election next year yourself

Recommend a friend (or yourself!) for #NUIGSU20 Elections here

 

Working and Travelling Abroad Fair

Start planning your best summer ever! The NUI Galway Working & Travelling Abroad Fair takes place 12pm-3pm Weds 29th of Jan 2020 in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Exhibitors include J1 Visa Companies, Travel Companies, Volunteering/Adventure Companies and Internship/Training Companies.

 

Postgrad International Student Coffee Morning and Panel

International students often struggle to navigate the bureaucracy in a new country. Come and ask all your questions to a panel of international postgrads, who are here to help! Current postgrads are also welcome – there will be a coffee session afterwards to share experiences and meet other international students from other colleges. The event takes place 11am-1pm Thursday 16th of January in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Clubs’ Ball Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!

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

 

Sign Language Now Enrolling

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

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

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

 

8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling

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

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

 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

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

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

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

 

Beer Run Back on Sunday

The only free running club that rewards your efforts with a free beer is back this Sunday! Join Galway Bay Brewery Running Club at 12.30pm this Sunday 12th January at the Salthouse for a social 5/8/10km run! All fitness/unfitness levels welcome.

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

What Will You Do in 2020?

News & Events

What Will You Do In 2020?

Learn Sign Language

Have the Best Summer Ever

Raise Money For Charity

Run For Election

Learn To Save Lives

Laugh!

 

SU Weekly Email 16 – 12th December 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas?

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

 

Christmas Exam Buses €2 Per Journey

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

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

 

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

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

 

Clubs’ Ball Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now!

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

 

Sign Language Now Enrolling

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

8 Week Yoga Course Now Enrolling

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

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

 

Survey on Two-Factor Authentication

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

 

CÚRAM Green Labs

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

 

Applications Open for Student Entrepreneur Awards

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

 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

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

 

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

 

Extra Study Space Christmas Exams 2019

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

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

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

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

 

What Are We Doing for You?

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

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

Wind Down Week

News & Events

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

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

Faigh faoiseamh ón strus agus lig do scíth

Monday 2nd December / Dé Luain 2 Nollaig

  • 8am-9am Free seated Yoga Meditation in The View. Get tickets here.
  • 12.30pm-3pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge outside reading room/library
  • 1pm-2pm Free seated Yoga Meditation in The View. Get tickets here.
  • 6.30pm-8pm Stress Less Have More Success In Exams. Free talk in AM200 Fottrell Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building. Aidan O’Flynn, Sports Psychologist & Psychotherapist, will speak about coping with stress during exam time. Michael Day, Sports Nutritionist, will have tips on eating to perform during exams.

Tuesday 3rd December / Dé Máirt 3 Nollaig

  • 8.15am-8.45am Free Mindfulness Practice in Clinical Science Institute Room 2012
  • 9am-10am Free Yoga Class in The Space. Get tickets here.
  • 12pm-2pm Snowflakes and Angels. Join the NUIG Knit & Crochet Group in The Space to learn to crochet/knit snowflake or angel ornaments. €5 donation to COPE Galway. Bring own yarn/hooks/needles if you have them! Includes free tea/coffee.
  • 12pm-3pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge at the Engineering Building
  • 1pm-2pm Learn how to Hula Hoop in the View. Free class get tickets here.
  • 3pm-4.30pm Colouring! Take a break and drop in to the Art Room for some colouring in + sweets!
  • 3.30pm Christmas Tree Lighting outside Áras na Mac Léinn with choir singing, hot beverages, pastries and festive cheer!

Wednesday 4th December / Dé Céadaoin 4 Nollaig

  • 12pm-3pm Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm at Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-2pm Animal Ambassadors in Meeting Rooms 1&2 Áras na Mac Léinn. Meet their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!
  • 1.15pm-1.35pm Free Mindfulness Practice in Seminar Room 5, 2nd Floor Áras Moyola

Thursday 5th December / Déardaoin 5 Nollaig

  • 12pm-2pm Get your free SU Keep Cup + sign the Sustainability Pledge at Smokey’s.
  • 3pm-4.30pm Colouring! Take a break and drop in to the Art Room and Hub Central for some colouring in + sweets!

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

Christmas Exam Buses 2019

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses with City Direct 

Cost: €2 Per Journey CASH ONLY

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

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

SU Weekly Email 11 – 7th November 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

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

 

SU Council Meeting This Monday

All are welcome to attend the next SU Council meeting 6pm-8pm Mon 11th Nov in HBBG019 in the Human Biology Building. More info from su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Vote Next Thursday

We are holding an election to fill the vacant position of SU Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer next Thurs 14th Nov 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café. Please bring your NUIG ID with you to vote. If you won’t be on campus to vote you can register for a Remote Vote on the SU website until midnight Weds 13th Nov.

 

We Are Open!

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

 

Sin Issue 5

Hot off the presses you can read the new issue of Sin newspaper here.

 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

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

 

Win an iPad

Please complete the NUI Galway Accommodation survey and you could win an iPad. It is very important to us to find out your views on NUI Galway’s current accommodation options. This survey is also relevant to students who commute. Complete the survey here before 15th November.

 

Library Study Break Policy Starts Monday

Just a reminder that the Library Study Break Policy starts this Mon 11th Nov until to Fri 20th Dec. If you leave your belongings unattended at study desk for more than 1 hours other students have permission to move them and use your desk. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the Library.

 

Graduating?

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

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Exams

Semester 1 (2019/2020) exams will take place Mon 9th Dec-Fri 20th Dec. The Semester 1 Exam Timetable will be released online Thurs 14th Nov.

 

Try Sports Next Week – Win Prizes!

  • 2pm-4pm Monday try basketball and volleyball in the Kingfisher
  • 2pm-4pm Tuesday try Tag Rugby in the Kingfisher
  • 11am-2pm Wednesday try Rowing outside the Library

 

Class Rep Meetings This Month

Mon 11th Nov 6pm – 8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council
Mon 18th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC214 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 19th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Mon 25th Nov 6pm – 8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council

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

 

Invitational Boxing Tournament

The NUIG Boxing Club is holding an Invitational Boxing Tournament at 6pm on Sun 24th of Nov in the Kingfisher NUIG. Tickets are €10 for adults and €5 for students. Email nuig.boxingclub@gmail.com for information.

 

Coldvember Continues

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. The first swim is at 1.30pm tomorrow Friday 1st of November. More info and the donation page are available here.

 

Beer Run this Sunday

The Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is the only free running club that gives you a free beer for your efforts! Join them this Sunday at 12.30pm for their monthly 5/8/10k run.

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 9th Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

 

Be Part of Galway 2020

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

 

Living With Loss Talk

The Irish Hospice Foundation are holding a free talk on Living With Loss at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th of November in the Clayton Hotel. The talk will provide information about grief and the range of supports available to bereaved people. All are welcome and more information is available here.

 

What Are We Doing for You?

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

 

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

Students Get Their Socks On For Charity

News & Events

Students Get Their Socks On For Charity

NUI Galway Students’ Union have today launched fundraising socks featuring a tribute to the iconic “Galway Yellow” (AKA Big Yellow Thing) sculpture on campus. The socks, a collaboration with Galway company Irish Socksciety, are on sale now for €9 a pair with all proceeds going to the SU charities. They’re an ideal present for anyone who has ever said “I’ll meet ya at the Big Yellow Thing” over the years!

The “Galway Yellow” sculpture outside the NUIG Library was created by artist Brian King in 1976 and has been a landmark and meeting point for UCG/NUIG students since then. It goes by a few nicknames most commonly “The Big Yellow Thing” but also “The Squiggle” and “Archimedes Balls”. The socks are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Shop at NUI Galway. They can also be purchased online HERE.

Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “We are delighted to launch our socks just in time for the NUI Galway conferring ceremonies. They are a great gift and will support the work of two very worthy local charities AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response. We hope past and present staff and students will love the socks as much as we do. We look forward to seeing them on cosy feet across campus!”

AIDS West offer the highest quality care and support to those affected by HIV/AIDS/STIs and to those worried about their sexual health.

Domestic Violence Response are a community led organisation responding to the issue of domestic abuse in County Galway.

BUY YOUR SOCKS NOW HERE! 

 

For sales info contact:

studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Neil Delamere: End Of Watch

News & Events

NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Monday 27th of January 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG.

Tickets €5 available online HERE. 

All proceeds go to the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response.

Neil Delamere : End of Watch

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s the Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz Neil Delamere returns to NUIG with a brand new show.

Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated.

“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe. *****” The Scotsman

“One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald

SU Weekly Email 10 – 31st October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vacant Officer Position: Gender and LGBT+ Rights

We will be holding an election to fill the recently vacated SU Officer role of Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer. This is a voluntary position that would suit anyone with an interest in Gender and LGBT+ issues. Nominations are open until 5pm on Weds 6th Nov. Pick up a nomination form in the SU Office or on our website HERE. The election will take place 10am-4.30pm Thurs 14th of Nov at Smokey’s Café. For more info contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

Accessible NUIG Events Today

  • All day: What Is an Accessible Campus? Online/in various locations. Keep up with us on the SU social media platforms to tell us and the University what an accessible campus is to you
  • 6pm-8pm Murder Mystery with ISL, location TBC. Join the Irish Sign Language Society for their Halloween event with games and refreshments.

More info from su.disability@nuigalway.ie

Exams

Semester 1 (2019/2020) exams will take place Mon 9th Dec-Fri 20th Dec. The Semester 1 Exam Timetable will be released online Thurs 14th Nov.

Bingo Loco Tickets

The last of the €10 Bingo Loco Halloween Special tickets are on sale today 10am-5pm from the SU Office  (cash only!). Doors are at 8pm and show starts at 9pm tonight at Sult. Your ticket also gets you free into DNA Nightclub and Venue after. Don’t forget, you could win a holiday too!

LAST CHANCE TO WIN €300!

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

Take the survey 

What Are We Doing for You?

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

FREE Talk: Resistance Training & Nutrition

Free Talk on Resistance Training and Nutrition 7pm-8pm Weds 6th Nov in O’Flaherty Theatre. Speaker: Barry McGuire – Qualified Nutritionist & Personal Trainer. Covering nutrition and training in relation to muscle gain/fat loss/toning up. FREE Tickets available on Eventbrite

Postgrad Open Day Tues 5th Nov

The NUIG Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm this Tues 5th Nov in the Bailey Allen Hall. There will be over 100 stands on display along with short presentations covering topics such as funding opportunities, applications, and research. This is your chance 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, Fees Office, and other student support services. Find out how to make the most of your Postgrad Open Day HERE.

EIL Travel Scholarships for Summer 2020 now open!

Apply to volunteer and travel with the non-profit organisation EIL to projects worldwide and receive full funding. Read more about the projects and opportunity at the www.nuigalway.ie/alive website under News. Deadline for applications is Friday the 15th of November.

Coldvember Starts Tomorrow

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. The first swim is at 1.30pm tomorrow Friday 1st of November. More info and the donation page are available here.

Paid Work: Metaphor Definition Annotation

If you are seeking a bit of extra cash and would like to play around with some metaphors feel free to apply for this job. Native English speakers who are studying English at NUI Galway needed to help as human annotators. This task will focus on how we define and interpret metaphors in tweets. The experiment will be asking the annotator how to interpret/define a given metaphoric expression by giving them a tweet and asking them to choose the nearest definition of the highlighted metaphor from a list. Payment is based on the number of annotated tweets. To apply email omnia.zayed@insight-centre.org with a brief description of your professional experience.

Martírio: FREE Film Screening & Discussion

NUI Galway Decolonial Feminist Collective Presents: Screening of the Brazilian documentary Martírio (Martyrdom) followed by a discussion on indigenous  land rights in Latin America – the tensions between extractives and access to land and natural resources – with Irish and Latinx activists 6pm-8.30pm Sunday 3rd Nov in Club Áras na nGael.

Free Meditation Class Saturday

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

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

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

International Men’s Day Tues 19th Nov

To mark International Men’s Day on Tues 19th of Nov the School of Nursing & Midwifery is holding a free Men’s Health Symposium 8.30am-5pm in the School of Nursing. The symposium theme is “The Power of Building Resilience in Men’s Lives”. Please note this event is only for health and allied professionals working directly in the area of men’s health #mhsym2019

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 9 – 23rd October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Road Safety Day on Tuesday

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

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

Accessible NUIG Events

Tues 29th Oct

  • 11am-2pm: Know Your Rights in Hub Central. Drop in and chat about rights in the workplace, college, and public life.
  • 6.30pm: Disability and Emergency in the D’arcy Thompson Theatre. Join Emergency Medicine Soc for a talk on best practice in emergency situations

Weds 30th Oct

  • All day: The Social Aspect of Disability – an online campaign around the impact inaccessibility has on social life and social connections

Thurs 31st Oct

  • All day: What Is an Accessible Campus? Online/in various locations. Keep up with us on the SU social media platforms to tell us and the University what an accessible campus is to you
  • 6pm-8pm Murder Mystery with ISL, location TBC. Join the Irish Sign Language Society for their Halloween event with games and refreshments.

More info from su.disability@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 4

You can read the latest issue of Sin Newspaper HERE – it includes your chance to win SU Card credit!

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

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

FREE Talk: Resistance Training & Nutrition

Free Talk on Resistance Training and Nutrition 7pm-8pm Weds 6th Nov in O’Flaherty Theatre. Speaker: Barry McGuire – Qualified Nutritionist & Personal Trainer. Covering nutrition and training in relation to muscle gain/fat loss/toning up. FREE Tickets available on Eventbrite

What We Are Doing For You?

You can catch up on the work your SU Officers are doing for you by reading through the minutes of their meetings here.

Voter Registration Deadline this FRIDAY

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

Don’t Forget

We have free condoms and free tampons/pads at the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. If you need them just ask.

Fees Reminder

The deadline to pay the Student Levy + the first instalment of your fees is Thurs 31st Oct. More Info.

Spooky Table Quiz This Friday

JCI Galway are running a Spooky Table Quiz at 7pm this Friday in Sult with some great prizes. Entry fee €5 per person.

Postgrad Open Day Tues 5th Nov

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm Tues 5th Nov in the Bailey Allen Hall. There will be over 100 stands on display along with short presentations covering topics such as funding opportunities, applications, and research. This is your chance 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, Fees Office, and other student support services.

FREE 6 Week Stress Control Programme

Stress Control’ is a six session class which teaches people to ‘become their own therapist’. Each session lasts for 90 minutes (including a break). Stress Control combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.

USI Mature Students’ Seminar

The annual USI Mature Students’ Seminar will be taking place at Maynooth University 9.30am-5pm Friday the 8th of November. This event is open to all Mature Students. More info and registration here.

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

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

Take the survey HERE 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Thurs 24th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 30th Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council

 

NUI Galway Arrangements for Bank Holiday Mon 28th Oct

  • There are no classes on Mon 28th of Oct
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE 5pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 10am Tues 29th of Oct
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE 3pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 11am Tues 29th Oct
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will CLOSE 6pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 9am Thurs 31st Oct
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 08:30-17:30 Sat 26th, 10:00-17:30 Sun 27th and CLOSED Mon 28th Oct
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open Sat 26th Oct, closed Sun 27th & Mon 28th Oct, open Tues 29th Oct
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 26th, Sun 27th & Mon 28th Oct. Reopening 8.30am Tues 29th Oct.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open Sat 26th and Sun 27th, closed Mon 28th and open Tues 29th Oct.
  • The Wall Café will be open Sat 26th and Sun 27th and open Mon 28th 11am-3pm
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED Mon 28th Oct.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Contact Us

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

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

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