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SU Weekly Email 8 – 30th October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Deadline for EXPLORE Innovation funding: this Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Want to work in partnership with staff to turn an innovative idea into reality? Make sure to submit an application to EXPLORE by Wed, 5 November. Up to €900 available per project. Find out more and apply at www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore. Contact the EXPLORE Coordinator at the Students’ Union if you’ve any questions at amber.walsholesen@nuigalway.ie or 091 494290

NUI Galway, your National F*&%king Treasure is coming to you!

Join National F*&%king Treasure, Performance Legend and Accidental Activist – Panti Bliss – in her hit comedy High Heels in Low Places, as she hitches up her skirt and hitchhikes to NUI Galway this November. Panti will be glamming up the O’Flaherty Theatre on Monday 17th November at 8pm.

Tickets €5 from the Students’ Union Office and the SU Engineering Desk (NUIG Student ID Required)

SU Life Skills Programme Update

Upcoming courses we still have spaces in this semester are:

  • 3 Day Occupational First Aid Course (Friday 31st Oct, Friday 7th Nov & Friday 14th Nov) Cost: €100 (usually €160)
  • Anti-Racism Training Course Thursday 6th November 10am-1.30pm Cost: €5

 

Sin Issue 4

The spooky Halloween special issue of Sin newspaper is out now and you can read it online here.

Support Galway’s Bid to become European Youth Capital

Galway is in the final four cities hoping to be named European Youth Capital for 2017. On the 19th of November we will find out if we have won this honour! Please support the bid by liking the Facebook Page and following us on Twitter.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • Monday 3rd November 2pm Postgrad Council in the SU Office
  • Monday 3rd November 6pm SU Council in IT250. ALL CLASS REPS MUST ATTEND.
  • Tuesday 4th November 6pm Class Reps Training in IT250 (For those who missed October training)
  • Wednesday 5th November 6pm Engineering Council in ENG2003 Lecture Room 2
  • Thursday 6th November 6pm Law/Commerce Council in AC204

If you have any queries about Class Reps please email Phelim on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Perspectives on International Volunteering in Higher Education – Free Conference Sat 29th November.

The UCD International Student Volunteering Conference welcomes all students to this free day to learn, develop & network! NUI Galway students attending this conference can have their Bus ticket refunded. Email alive@nuigalway.ie BEFORE buying your bus ticket to receive the ALIVE okay. To register for the conference click here.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for the Connacht vs Zebre match at 7.35pm on Friday 21st November. Tickets available from SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Free Microsoft Office

All NUI Galway students are now entitled to Microsoft Office as part of the university’s agreement with Microsoft. Further information is available HERE.

 

Galway Junior Film Fleadh Needs Volunteers

If you are free to help out at any time between the 12th and the 15th of November then Galway Junior Film Fleadh would love you to get in touch! More information.

Need Help…

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open!

The SU Enterprise Awards are now accepting applications and there is a €23,000 prize fund up for grabs! If you have a great idea for a business or a social enterprise make sure you get your entry in early. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.

 

SU Charities for 2014/15 – want to help us?

For the 2014/15 academic year we will be fundraising for Console and BeLonG To. Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. BeLongTo support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland. If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

 

Run for Ger

Geraldine Lavelle, a 27-year-old NUI Galway graduate, is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a cycling accident last October. On Sunday 16th of November at 11am there will be a fundraising walk/run at NUI Galway to help raise funds for her rehabilitation. You can sign up online to take part now for just €10 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 and Twitter.

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

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

SU Weekly Email 7 – 23rd October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway, your National F*&%king Treasure is coming to you!

Join National F*&%king Treasure, Performance Legend and Accidental Activist – Panti Bliss – in her hit comedy High Heels in Low Places, as she hitches up her skirt and hitchhikes to NUI Galway this November.

Panti will be glamming up the O’Flaherty Theatre on Monday 17th November at 8pm.

Tickets €5 from the Students’ Union Office and the SU Engineering Desk (NUIG Student ID Required) ON SALE TUESDAY 28th OCTOBER!

Postgrad Karaoke

Our Postgrad Karaoke night is back in the College Bar this Friday 24th October from 8pm with loads of great prizes for singers – regardless of their talent!

New courses added to SU Life Skills programme: Barista Skills and Child Protection Training.

More information is available on our website here: here.

Upcoming courses we still have spaces in this semester are:

  • 3 Day Occupational First Aid Course (Friday 31st Oct, Friday 7th Nov & Friday 14th Nov) Cost: €100 (usually €160)
  • Anti-Racism Training Course Thursday 6th November 10am-1.30pm Cost: €5
  • Barista Course Friday 5th Dec. Cost: €10 and all proceeds go to SU Charities Console & BeLonG To
  • Child Protection Training Course Friday 14th or Saturday 15th November (TBC) Cost: €15 Please see the registration link. For further information please email alive@nuigalway.ie

Make your idea happen with EXPLORE Innovation funding
The Students’ Union/NUI Galway EXPLORE initiative is seeking applications from students and staff wishing to work in partnership on innovative new projects to benefit NUI Galway and/or the wider community. Up to €900 is available per project. This is a great way to turn an idea into reality, develop new skills, boost your CV, expand your network and much more! Closing date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014. Find out more and apply at www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open!

The SU Enterprise Awards are now accepting applications and there is a €23,000 prize fund up for grabs! If you have a great idea for a business or a social enterprise make sure you get your entry in early. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.

 

SU Charities for 2014/15 – want to help us?

Every year the Students’ Union selects charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. For the 2014/15 academic year we will be fundraising for Console and BeLonG To. Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. BeLongTo support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland. 

If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

 

Would you like to WIN €100?

Click here and tell us how you travel to campus and you’ll be in with a chance of winning ONE of TEN €100 One4all vouchers.

 

Macnas Parade Volunteers Needed

Macnas still need some volunteers to make their amazing Halloween Parade happen this Sunday 26th October. If you have some time to spare they would love your help. 

Nominations for the 2015 NUI Galway Alumni Awards are now open.

The Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the University’s graduates worldwide.We invite you to submit nominations for awards in the following categories:
Alumni Award for Engineering and Informatics
Alumni Award for Business, Public Policy and Law
Alumni Award for Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
Alumni Award for Science
Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
An Alumni Award for Sports Achievement has also been added for 2015.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, 7th November, 2014 to: alumni@nuigalway.ie Last year’s winners.

 

Run for Ger

Geraldine Lavelle, a 27-year-old NUI Galway graduate, is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a cycling accident last October. On Sunday 16th of November at 11am there will be a fundraising walk/run at NUI Galway to help raise funds for her rehabilitation. You can sign up online to take part now for just €10 here.

 

Startup Weekend is coming to Galway!

From the 14th to the 16th of November, teams of entrepreneurs and innovators will gather together to develop their ideas from an initial 60 second pitch to a scalable company. 54 hours of activity will culminate in a round of presentations to the assembled judges, mentors, and other teams, leaving attendees with valuable feedback on their ideas, new skills, great contacts, and hopefully, a viable startup business. Special student ticket rate €19 for weekend.

Huxley Horrors Annual Horrible Halloween event is on the 25th in The Radisson Blu, Galway
Tickets & more info on huxleyhorror.com. Terrifying and disgusting Halloween costumes are essential. No ‘sexy’ outfits allowed. Proceeds go to Galway Cat Rescue charity.

Reserve Defence Forces recruitment.

The Reserve element of the Irish Defence Force is now open for recruitment (closing date Nov 14th)

This is a great opportunity for students to gain voluntary & part-time public service experience.

For suitable applicants who pass the initial assessment tests, the RDF will provide access to unique adventure training and can enhance valuable life skills.

Interested applicants are invited to attend an information session at Renmore Barracks, Galway at 14:00 on Saturday 25th October 2014

Details of eligibility:   https://www.military.ie/reserve/

International Action Against Torture Lecture

Prof. Sir Nigel Rodley, Chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, will be giving a public lecture on “International Action Against Torture” on Thursday 27th November, 3-5pm at the MRI Annex- MRA201.

Tag Yourself in NUI Galway’s 2014 First Year Class Photo!

This Gigapixel image of the first year ‘Class of 2014’ was taken in the Quadrangle at NUI Galway at the beginning of the new term to welcome our first year students. Tag yourself or find your friends in this gigapixel panoramic photo – it allows you to pan around the entire Quad to see yourself or your friends with amazing clarity!

As NUI Galway is the University of choice for over 3,000 students every year, we want to know – why did you choose NUI Galway? Tell us at https://choose.nuigalway.ie

 

Information on Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships for PhD students. There is also a ‘Cancer Care West’ Hardiman Research scholarship available in the area of surgical oncology or radiation oncology. Applications Close 5pm Friday 21st November.

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

 

Bank Holiday Arrangements

The Library, Students’ Union Office, SU Cloakroom, SU Engineering Desk, SU Shop, Caifé na Gaeilge and the College Bar will all be closed on Monday 27th of October for the Bank Holiday. Smokey’s Café is open 10.30am-4.30pm.

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 and Twitter.

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

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

Tickets on Sale in SU for Geraldine Lavelle Trust Fundraiser 21st June

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A 27-year-old NUI, Galway graduate is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a cycling accident last October.

Geraldine Lavelle, Castlebar, Co Mayo suffered a spinal fracture that left her paralysed from her chest down. Having spent several weeks in the Mater Hospital in Dublin, where she underwent major surgeries on her neck and spine, Geraldine is currently in the National Rehabilitation Hospital undergoing intensive rehabilitation for the past seven months.

Geraldine is a recent graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway, having attained a first class honours M.Sc. degree in Neuroscience, as well as a first class Bachelor of Science honours undergraduate degree in Physiology.

Employed as a diagnostic technologist for Abbott Diagnostic Division in County Longford, she is a keen fitness and sports person. Geraldine, a TEC qualified gym instructor, is highly passionate about many sporting activities including cycling, running, kickboxing and yoga. The winner of gold and silver medals for kickboxing at the World Martial Arts Peace Games and World Championships in Italy, Geraldine is keen to continue maintaining an active sports life.

Geraldine has consistently achieved beyond the expectations of her medical and physiotherapy team. Family and friends revealed ‘Geraldine’s determination and willpower is inspirational to see’. Despite undergoing intensive rehabilitation, she participated at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital Games in England at the start of April and won a silver medal. As a testament to her strength of character, Geraldine was also awarded the ‘Marchday Shield Award at this international competition. This award is presented to one competitor for ‘overall outstanding achievement and endeavour’ across all sporting events at these games.

Refusing to accept her medical prognosis, she stated her number one goal is to walk again one day. In order to achieve this objective, Geraldine and her family are looking into innovative treatments and procedures internationally, which could further enhance her mobility and recovery in the future. In the meantime, Geraldine is keen to return to the life she had prior to her accident. However, this will require massive effort on her part in terms of intensive physiotherapy and occupational therapy, specialised equipment and communications technology, as well as enormous physical, moral and financial support. A major fundraising campaign has now been launched to raise money for her recovery

Upcoming events:

Friends and family of Geraldine, in conjunction with support from political, media, sporting and business groups, have launched a special fundraising campaign. The first major fundraising event will be a social night, called ‘A Mid-Summer’s Night Party for Geraldine’, which is taking place in the Welcome Inn Hotel in Castlebar, on Saturday, June 21st, at 9.00 p.m. Tickets are €10 and are on sale now in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm. 

There is a major fundraising golf AM AM for The Geraldine Lavelle Trust taking place onThursday June 12th, Friday June 13th, Saturday June 14th in Castlebar Golf Club. Teams of four will compete over 18 holes for major prizes.

For further details on tickets for either of these events please see the Geraldine Lavelle Trust website (https://www.thegeraldinelavelletrust.com/events.) Alternatively, please contact the fundraising committee members by email on thegeraldinelavelletrust@gmail.com or via facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thegeraldinelavelletrust).

If you wish to contribute directly to the Geraldine Lavelle Trust, please go to the website (see https://www.thegeraldinelavelletrust.com/donations.). There are a number of ways people can contribute including a PayPal link and an idonate option, as well as details on how to contribute by cheques, bank giros and draft options.

All contributions are greatly appreciated and will go directly towards Geraldine’s recovery and rehabilitation.