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SU Weekly Email 24 – 20th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU20 Elections – Nominations are OPEN

  • 3 x Paid Full Time Officer NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN! Closing date 5pm Weds 26th Feb.
  • 14 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

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

 

NUIG Rent Hikes

We are outraged by the University’s decision to increase rent in on-campus student accommodation by 4% for 2020/21. This means that from September a single room in the campus Goldcrest student accommodation will be €750 a month. This is a huge barrier to accessing education.

Please sign our petition against the rent increases HERE.

 

Marchathon Motivation Mondays Freebies!

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

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

 

Sin Issue 9

Here’s the latest issue of Sin which includes a chance to win tickets to the Sports Ball in the crossword competition. Read more here.

 

Exit Entry Job Clinic Today

Call up to Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm today to meet Exit Entry at their job clinic – you might even get a free water bottle!

 

Multicultural Event

1pm-3pm Tues 25th Feb in the Cube downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more info contact su.international@nuigalway.ie

 

Clubs’ Forum

The next Clubs’ Forum is on at 6pm on Weds 26th Feb in the Thomas Dillon Theatre on the Concourse. All welcome. Will include Q&A with Director of Sport Mike Heskin and Interim Clubs’ Officer Tanya Schafer. There’ll also be info about running for election as Clubs’ Captain (nominations open Weds 26th Feb!)

 

Need to sort out your taxes?

The FREE NUI Galway pilot Tax Clinic will run 4.30pm-7pm on the following days in the ILAS Centre, North Campus, offering basic tax info services to NUIG students: 24/25/26 Feb & 2/3/4 March – contact taxclinic@nuigalway.ie to book your free appointment.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

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

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

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

 

Need Books?

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

 

Lunchtime Seminar on Sports Journalism

You are invited to a lunchtime seminar on sports journalism 1pm Tues 25th Feb in G010 in Hardiman Research Building. Panelists include: Keith Duggan (The Irish Times), Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill (TG4), Mike Finnerty (Sky Sports & Mayo News), Cliona Foley (freelance sports journalist). RSVP to journalism@nuigalway.ie – refreshments will be served.

 

The Effects of Emotion Regulation on our Physical and Psychological Wellbeing

This study is a 10 minute survey interested in looking at how our ability to control our emotions can impact  different aspects of our wellbeing such as stress and anxiety. It is also looking at why we have individual differences in our ability to regulate our emotions such as our attachment style.

Survey link. 

 

Litter Pick this Saturday

Join the NUI Galway Active Citizens Society for a litter pick up at Droim Chaoin 11am-12pm this Sat 22nd Feb! Meet up at the pitch behind the Glen Oaks Lodge.

 

Funded European Volunteering Experience: ALIVE and the European Solidarity Corps

Would you like to spend three months in Portugal? Or a year in Italy? Fully funded and supported to volunteer with a non-profit organisation to gain experiences and build your skills. The European Solidarity Corp programme might be for  you! Come along to this info session at 12pm TODAY Thurs 20th Feb to learn more about it! ILAS (near Goldcrest) upstairs in the Boardroom (2nd floor) take the free campus bus to the ILAS building. Sign up for free lunch at the talk.

 

Blood Donation: A Randomised Control Trial

Would you like to take part in a 4 minute online survey regarding individuals’ blood donation intentions and behaviours? For our final year psychology research experiment myself and Sophy Molloy are examining personality, the effect of reciprocity priming and mode of delivery on blood donation intentions and behaviours. We are particularly interested in recruiting college-going participants! Survey Link

 

Postgrad Ball 2020

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

 

Making Every Contact Count initiative – students’ perspectives

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

Survey Link.

 

Have your say in the Student Survey – Closing Date This Sun 23rd Feb!

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

 

Note Taking & Study Skills Workshop

Rescheduled Note Taking & Study Skills Workshop will take place 5.30pm-7pm Tues 25th Feb in THB-G011 Seminar Room, The Hardiman Building.

Details of more Smart Life FREE Workshops here.

 

George Moore Scholars Fund For Postgrad Study in USA

This is a €20 million programme (2020-30) to support up to 300 academically talented students who wish to undertake postgraduate study in the USA. The programme is open to students from all backgrounds who completed most of their education on the island of Ireland, and who attended one of the 11 universities of Ireland. Applications close 27th March. Students may also have applied for sources of support to other schemes, such as Fulbright, SFI, IRC or the NUI Travelling Studentship Awards. More info: www.georgemoorescholars.ie

 

Talk: The Psychology of Genocide

The Psychology of Genocide (and other toxic situations) free talk will be at 6.30pm on Weds 11th March in AMBE G065 (psychology building). All students welcome! Please log your interest here.

 

How does depersonalization and self-categorization affect students’ levels of social anxiety?

This study is concerned with exploring the relationship between NUIG undergrad students levels’ of Self-Categorization, Social Anxiety, Attachment Style, Experiential Avoidance and Depersonalization and should take approximately 20 mins to complete.

Link to study for more info. 

 

ALIVE Volunteering Opportunities in the community and on campus – get involved in once off volunteering to build your experiences!

Have a click to read more:

Youth Work Ireland

Schools of Sanctuary

Think Outside Event

Engineering Family Day

 

Would you like to participate in a 1 minute volunteering app development questionnaire?

A group of final year students are developing an app to connect active and hopeful volunteers enabling them to interact with other like-minded people and tackle social issues that they are interested in. The app is in its development and by filling out the survey it would enable the creators to implement any tweaks or features that volunteers would want. Here`s the link to the questionnaire. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCQ5ZC9

 

Demechanising Bodies: A Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory

A Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory for Queer people that will explore the patriarchal roots of gendered and sexual repression and rehearse strategies for resisting these oppressions 10am-6pm Sat 14th of March at NUIG. No previous experience in theatre is necessary. Places are limited so please RSVP HERE. 

 

Deadline to Register for Seanad Éireann Vote Weds 26th Feb

Are you an NUI Galway graduate? 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. Please note that if you are not already registered you won’t be able to vote in the upcoming Seanad Éireann election.

 

National Women’s Council of Ireland: Call out to women with disabilities

We are starting a project to reach out to women with disabilities. We want you to get involved to help us reflect your experiences better in all our work and campaigns for women’s equality. If you are interested and want to get involved please contact Catherine on 01 679 0100 or email catherinel@nwci.ie

 

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

 

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 23 – 13th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week 2020

TODAY

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

Fri 14th Feb

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

 

#NUIGSU20 Elections

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

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

 

Rally in Support of Mduduzi Creative Ngwenya 1pm TODAY

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

 

Need a Valentine’s Day present?

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

 

Marchathon Motivation Mondays Freebies!

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

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

 

How To Run For SU Election Online Info Session

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

 

First Year Engineering Movie Night

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

 

USIT J1 Info Talk Tuesday

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

 

Calling all students!

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

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

 

Job Clinic with Exit Entry

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

 

Have your say in the Student Survey

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

 

SU Life Skills Sign Ups Now Open

 

Applications Close Tomorrow Fri 14th Feb for Hardiman Research Scholarships

More info here.

 

Love Life Love Walking 1pm TOMORROW!

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

 

Netflix & Chill Pub Quiz

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

 

Exploring Global Financial Justice Workshop with ALIVE

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

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

 

Postgrad Ball 2020

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

 

Making Every Contact Count initiative – students’ perspectives survey

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

 

NUIG Sports Scholarships Open

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

 

Rave for the Reef

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

 

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

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

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

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

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

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

 

Need Books?

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

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Homelessness Protest March

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

 

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

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

 

Irish Cancer Society Summer Studentships

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

 

Free Yoga Meditation Class this Saturday

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

 

Free Festival Tickets for Volunteers

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

Marchathon Challenge 2020

News & Events

Marchathon Registration is Open – Win Prizes for Walking!

You are invited to participate in the annual Smarter Travel Step Challenge, Marchathon. The Marchathon Challenge will run from Mon 2nd to Fri 27th March 2020.

Get together in teams of 3 to 6 people and have your team captain register your team on activetravellogger.ie to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including gift vouchers, activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and more!

The more you walk the more chances you have to win!

Marchathon Motivation Mondays Freebies!

Join us around Smokey’s Cafe/The Concourse for our Marchathon Challenge sign up desk. We will have FREE STUFF for teams registering for the Marchathon Challenge including fruit and snoods to keep you motivated.

  • 11am-1pm Mon 17th Feb
  • 11am-1pm Mon 24th Feb
  • 11am-1pm Mon 2nd March

Marchathon Wednesday Walks

As part of the Marchathon Challenge this year we will be holding short 30 minutes walks each Wednesday in March to keep all the NUI Galway teams motivated and give everyone a chance to meet up. There might even be some freebies!

Each walk will be led by a different group with a different starting point:
• 1pm-1.30pm Weds 4th March SU Walk from outside Áras na Mac Léinn
• 1pm-1.30pm Weds 11th March Mind Body Boost Walk from outside the Psychology Building
• 1pm-1.30pm Weds 18th March with ALIVE NUIG from Áras na Mac Léinn
• 1pm-1.30pm Weds 25th March Societies Walk from outside Áras na Mac Léinn

Marchathon Prize Giving

Our Marchathon Prize Giving will take place at 11am on Friday 17th of April at Sult

For more information about the Marchathon please contact Joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie

SU Weekly Email 25 – 14th March 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote TODAY! #NUIGSU19

Today is your chance to vote to decide who will be your SU Part Time Officers so make your voice heard! Bring your NUIG ID card and vote:

  • 10am-8pm Concourse (old Print That Shop near Smokey’s Café)
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-5pm Engineering Building
  • 10am-8pm via Remote Vote on the SU Website

All the information about who is running for election and how you can also run for election is available here.

Please note: Only Society Auditors may vote for Society Chairperson and only Club Captains may vote for Clubs’ Captain 10am-8pm in the Concourse polling station.

#FundTheFuture Walk Out 1pm Thurs 21st March

At 1pm next Thurs 21st of March 2019 we are asking all NUI Galway students and staff to leave their lectures in a walk out to demand that the Government #FundTheFuture

Here’s why:

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

For more information contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Want to Run for Election?

We have a number of part time officer positions left to fill and nominations open today!

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

Nominations for these positions open 10am today Thurs 14th of March (nomination forms available from the SU and SU Website). Nominations close 5pm Thurs 21st of March (nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office). The Election will take place on Thurs 28th March.

 

SU Council Chair Elections

Nominations are now open for the position of SU Council Chair. Nominations close at 5pm on Tuesday 19th of March. Nomination forms are available from the SU Office/Website. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election. The Election will take place at 6pm on Monday 25th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre.

 

Vodafone Freebies Today!

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

 

Charity Week Events – Volunteers Needed!

Monday 25th March

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

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

 

Sin Issue 11

Read the latest issue of Sin newspaper here: https://issuu.com/fuzzfuzz/docs/volume_20_issue_11

 

#NUIGSU19 Full Time Officer Election Results

You can read the results from last week’s election HERE.

 

Spotting Toxic Relationships Talk

Join us for a talk and Q&A on “Spotting Toxic Relationships and the Psychology behind Them” at 6.30pm on Wednesday 20th of March. Light refreshments provided on the night! The talk will be given by Christie Tetreault, a PhD candidate at the NUIG School of Psychology and member of the Risky and Extreme Behaviour Research Group.

 

Semester 2 Exam Timetable

The Semester 2 Exam Timetable will be available online from 12noon TODAY Thursday 14th of March. Semester 2 exams will begin on Monday 8th April (5MB3 Students Only) and Tuesday 23rd April (All Students). All exams will end on Friday 10th of May. If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Information Desk in Áras Uí­ Chathail (Ground Floor).

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

FREE STI Clinics

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Marchathon Week 2 Competitions

  1. Team Photo Competition: St. Patrick’s Day Themed Team Photo Competition the most creative, innovative and hilarious photos will win Smarter Travel Goodie Packs for the team. All photos must be submitted by 1pm Fri 15th March at this link.
  2. Go the Distance Competition – Machu Picchu Inca Trail: This week we’re challenging your team to complete the Machu Picchu Inca Trail (45km), by achieving a weekly team average of 60,000 steps. Each team that achieves an average of 60,000 steps and above will be entered into a draw for a Smarter Travel Goodie Pack and €10 Me2You Gift Card for each member of the team! 

You can still sign up to take part in the Marchathon Challenge and win prizes for walking here.

 

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning

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

 

Meditation Day – Free Tickets

9am-4pm Thursday 25th of April the School of Education will be hosting a full day of relaxation techniques and meditation. Choose to attend the full day 9am-4pm or the half day 1.15pm-4pm. Get free tickets here.

 

USIT Visa Information Day

USIT will be on campus Weds 20th March with information on the J1 Visa, Camp Counsellor Visa, Graduate Visas and lots more 12pm-2pm at Smokey’s and 2pm-3pm in the Large Acoustic Room in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

1pm Tomorrow is the Deadline to Apply for the ALIVE Volunteering Award

Finish your application with input of at least 12 hours of volunteering and at least 4 reflective questions on your volunteering experience and be awarded with President’s Award/ALIVE Certificate for your volunteering and Civic Engagement.

Deadline: 1pm Fri 15th March! Ceremony: 12pm Tues 2nd April in Bailey Allen Hall

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections, European Elections and Blasphemy Referendum is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

NUIG 5k Early Bird Registration is Open

The NUI Galway 5k run in aid of Jigsaw Galway takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd of April. This is a spectacular Run, Jog or Walk around the University Campus along the banks of the river Corrib. Early bird registration rate is €10 for students and €15 for staff/public until the 26th of March and includes a free t-shirt! Register here.

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

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

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

 

Friday’s for Future Galway 1pm Tomorrow

Secondary school students from all over Galway will skip school this Friday to take part in a school strike for the environment and they have invited NUI Galway students to join them. The students will gather in Eyre Square at 1pm this Friday 15th March to protest for the Irish Government to take immediate action on climate change.

 

CUSP Sustainability Summer Internships Applications Close Tuesday 19th March

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

 

Chronic Pain Research Study

Researchers at the Centre for Pain Research in NUI Galway would like to invite people with chronic pain and at least one other chronic condition to take part in a research study where they will get the opportunity to use a new online psychological programme. To find out more about the study, please email painresearch@nuigalway.ie – the study will close to new participants soon!

 

Health Promotion Postgrad Open Evening Fri 29th March

This is an information event for anyone considering postgraduate study in the area of Health Promotion, Workplace Wellness and Cardiovascular Health.  It’s an opportunity to meet with our staff, find out more about our programmes and visit our campus. Email for further information: hpinfo@nuigalway.ie

 

NUI Galway St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements 2019

  • Monday 18th of March is a Bank Holiday so there are no lectures.
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE at 5pm on Fri 15th March and will reopen at 10am on Tues 19th March.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE at 3pm on Fri 15th of March and reopen at 11am on Tues 19th March.
  • The Students’ Union Shop Sat 16th March 10am-4pm, CLOSED Sun 17th & Mon 18th March.
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 16th, Sun 17th & Mon 18th March. Reopening 8.30am Tues 19th March.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge CLOSED Sat 16th, Sun 17th and Mon 18th March.
  • Smokey’s Café is open Sat 16th March 9am-5pm, Sun 17th March 11am-4pm, CLOSED Mon 18th March.
  • The Wall Café is open Sat 16th March 9am-3pm, Sun 17th & Mon 18th March 11am-3pm
  • The James Hardiman Library will be CLOSED on Mon 18th March.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED on Mon 18th March.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 2nd April.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

 

SU Weekly Email 24 – 7th March 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

VOTE TODAY #NUIGSU19

Today is your chance to vote to decide who will be the next Students’ Union President, VP/Education Officer and VP/Welfare & Equality Officer so make your voice heard! Bring your NUIG ID card and vote:

  • 10am-8pm Concourse (old Print That Shop near Smokey’s Café)
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-5pm Engineering Building
  • 10am-8pm via Remote Vote on the SU Website

Voting to elect your Part Time Officers takes place on campus 10am-8pm next Thursday 14th of March. If you won’t be on campus to vote Remote Vote Registration via the SU Website will open this weekend and you have until midnight Weds 13th March to register.

 

Semester 2 Exam Timetable

The Semester 2 Exam Timetable will be available online from 12noon Thursday 14th of March. Semester 2 exams will begin on Monday 8th April (5MB3 Students Only) and Tuesday 23rd April (All Students). All exams will end on Friday 10th of May. If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Information Desk in Áras Uí­ Chathail (Ground Floor).

 

International Women’s Day #Time4Equality

We will be joining the International Women’s Day #Time4Equality protest at 3.30pm tomorrow Friday 8th March in Eyre Square – please join us!

 

Sin Election Special

Still not decided who to vote for today? Read the Sin Election Special for interviews with all the candidates. Remember voting closes at 8pm TODAY!

 

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

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019 #SnaG19

Neart imeachtaí ar siúl in OE Gaillimh mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Féach Anseo.

 

Still Want to Run for SU Elections?

We have a number of part time officer positions left to fill.

  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Ethnic Minorities Officer

If you are interested in running for election to any of these positions just give us a shout on elections@su.nuigalway.ie

SU Council Chair Election nominations will open at 10am on Monday 11th of March and close at 5pm Tuesday 19th of March. Nomination forms will be available from the SU Office and website.

 

First Steps To Success Free Careers Event TODAY

4pm-5.30pm today head along to HBB-G019 in the Human Biology Building to learn how to develop your personal brand, understand your worth and optimise your career with Sonya Lennon (Designer, Broadcaster, Entrepreneur and Campaigner). Own your worth and plan your game strategy.

 

FREE STI Clinics

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

NUIG Pride Parade

GigSoc are hosting the NUI Galway Pride Parade next Wednesday. All are welcome to gather at the Engineering Building at 1:30pm on Wednesday 13th March and the parade will end with free food and speeches in the Cube in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Want to Go Paintballing?

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

 

Student Achievement Awards Nominations Close 5pm Tues 12th March

Nominations for the Student Achievement Awards Ireland 2019 are now OPEN with a record total of 22 awards categories! The awards recognise the great achievements of students all over Ireland, and their dedication to improving education and society. If you are one of the shortlisted nominees you will be invited to the USI SAAI Awards Ceremony in Dublin on April 18th. Go to usi.ie/awards/ to find out more and submit a nomination online.

 

Marchathon Competition Time

  1. Team Photo Competition: This week we want to see the most creative, quirky and original photos of your team ‘Stepping’ up to the Challenge, so grab your team mates and get posing. Each member of the winning teams will be awarded a Smarter Travel Goodie Pack! All photos must be submitted by 12pm on Friday 8th March at this link.
  2. Go the Distance Competition- Cliffs of Moher Walking Trail: Each week we will be challenging your team to collectively complete a well-known walking trail, or climb to the top of a mountain. This week we’re staying close to home and challenging you to achieve a team average of 45,000 steps during the first week of the competition, to complete the Cliffs of Moher Walking Trail (up and back – that’s 37km in total). Teams who reach a team average of 45,000 steps or above will be entered into a draw for Me2You Shopping Vouchers and Smarter Travel Goodie Packs.

You can still join the Marchathon challenge at any time in March – just register your team of 3-6 online and get walking!

 

USA J1 Info Today

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

 

Outreach project ‘Let’s Talk Cancer’

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

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

 

Table Quiz TONIGHT in aid of Maths & Education Final Year Symposium

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

 

Student Survey on AED’s

Some NUI Galway students are carrying out a survey to see how aware people are of local AEDs and the need for them. Please complete their survey here.

 

Vodafone Promotion next Thursday

Vodafone will be in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Thursday 14th of March with lots of deals, freebies and prizes!

 

PhD Write Up Bursary Applications Open

The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 26 April 2019.

 

Student Lifestyle Survey + Prizes!

Some NUI Galway students are doing a  project with Croí and they are trying to get some feedback into the lifestyle of students on campus. They will be in the Bialann 1pm-3pm  this Monday 11th March with prizes for people completing their survey. Please complete their quick survey here.

 

Upcoming FREE Courses & Workshops

  • 5.30pm-7pm Tuesday 12th March Note Taking and Study Skills Workshop in the Library Lobby G010. Learn effective note taking. Organise your study & limit distractions.
  • 7pm-8.30pm Wednesday 13th March Managing your Time and Workload Workshop in Library Lobby G010. Gain control & balance of your time and life. Work smarter – not harder.

 

Student Budget Planner App Survey

Some NUI Galway students need your help with their survey on a student App providing money management, local & online discounts, healthy living guide, accommodation assistance and a student carpooling forum. Complete the survey here.

 

The Academic Writing Centre is Open Until the 29th of March

Drop into them in the library, if you’d like to work on your writing – their one-on-one tutorials are free! No appointment necessary.

Opening hours are as follows:

  • Mon: 6pm-8pm
  • Tues: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
  • Weds: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
  • Thurs: 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm (with priority given for access students)

Buail isteach chuig an Ionad Scríbhneoireachta Acadúla nó The Academic Writing Centre mar sin, áit a gcabhrófar leat na diabhail aistí sin a chur i gcrích. Suite ar an dara hurlár den leabharlann, glacaimid le scoláirí Nua-Ghaeilge ar an Luan, an Mháirt agus an Chéadaoin 6-8.

 

GigSoc Launch T Fund

The T Fund recognises the extra financial burden faced by transgender and non-binary students. Funding is provided to students of NUI Galway for financial costs related to social transition. For more info email gigsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Free Astronomy Conference this Saturday

The joint congress of University Astronomy Societies will take place 9am-5pm on Saturday 9th March in the Human Biology Building at NUIG. There are five speakers, Prof Andy Shearer and Dr Mark Lang from NUIG, Prof Niall Smith CIT, Prof Créidhe O’ Sullivan Maynooth University, and Prof Stuart Reid University of Strathclyde. There will be refreshments throughout the day and the event is totally free.

 

#SnaG19 Arts in Action & BLOC Event

BLOC & Arts in Action present for an eclectic lunchtime event, the spoken word collective REIC & DJ Shampain in the O’Donoghue Theatre 1pm Weds 13th March.

Get your free tickets here.

 

Research Study: Factors Affecting Blood Donation Intentions and Behaviours

Last chance to take part! NUI Galway students are invited to take part in a research study investigating the factors that influence how likely people are to donate blood. Participation involves filling out a 10 minute online survey here.

For more info contact L.HOLDEN3@nuigalway.ie or S.GERAGHTY13@nuigalway.ie. NB: You may not take part in this study if you are unable to donate blood, or if you are under 18 years of age.

 

Free Weekly Mindfulness Classes

Every week during term there are FREE Mindfulness classes at NUI Galway. Feel free to drop in – all are welcome.

  • 8.10am-8.50am Tuesdays Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201

 

Mikkeller Running Club This Sunday

The free running club with a difference is back this Sunday 10th of March. Join them at 12.30pm on Sunday starting/finishing at the Salthouse for a 5/8/10k run along the Prom and get a free beer at the end for your efforts!

 

Cancer Care West Information Stand

Cancer Care West will have an information stand 12pm-3pm Weds 13th March at Smokey’s Café. Call up with any queries or concerns that you might have.

 

Darkness Into Light Early Bird Registration

Registration is now open for this year’s Darkness Into Light 5k Walk/Run in aid of Pieta House at 4.15am on Saturday 11th of May. The early bird rate is available until the 31st of March. Sign up here.

 

Galway City Mayor’s Awards

Applications close at 4pm tomorrow Friday 8th of March for the Mayor’s Awards. The Awards are a yearly initiative by Galway City Council to acknowledge voluntary work carried out by people within Galway City.

 

NUIG 5k Early Bird Registration is Open

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

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

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

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

 

Give Blood In Galway This March

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

 

SU Weekly Email 23 – 28th February 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

SU Part Time Officer Nominations Close 5pm TODAY!

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

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

 

Marchathon Starts Monday – Freebies Tomorrow!

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

How to take part:

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

 

Hustings Tonight 7pm Kirwan Theatre

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

 

Sin Issue 10

Read the latest issue of Sin online HERE

 

Class Reps Council This Monday

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Free Exam Prep Workshop

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

 

Table Quiz this Tuesday

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

 

Mentor Recruitment is Open

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

 

Want to Go Paintballing?

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

 

Find Your Masters month at NUI Galway

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

 

NUIG 5k Early Bird Registration is Open

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

 

CUSP Sustainability Summer Internships on offer at NUI Galway

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

 

Lower Back Pain Study – Participants Needed

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

 

Table Quiz in aid of Maths & Education Final Year Symposium

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

 

Casino Night

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

 

USA J1 Info

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

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

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

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

 

Carna Galway  – Brazilian Carnival

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

 

Give Blood In Galway This March

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

 

International Women’s Day Fundraiser

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

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

 

NUIG Marchathon Challenge Starts 4th March

News & Events

NUIG Marchathon Challenge – Win Prizes for Walking!

The Marchathon Step Challenge is back at NUI Galway Monday 4th March – Friday 29th March. Win some great prizes, including Garmin Activity Trackers, Me2U Shopping Vouchers, and Smarter Travel Goodie Packs! This March we’re challenging you to grab some team mates, lace up your walking shoes and march your way to some great prizes! Make sure to sign up by Sunday 24th of February to be in with a chance to win a €50 Shopping Voucher in the early registration draw! The first 50 people to register will also get a Step Counter – absolutely free!

How to take part

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

SU Weekly Email 30 – 19th April 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUIG Marchathon Prize Giving Today

Join us for tea, coffee, pastries and prizes at 10.30am TODAY Thursday 19th April in the Corrib Room at Sult to celebrate the achievements of the NUIG Marchathon Teams.

 

LÁ DEARG NA MAC LÉINN

Dé Sathairn, 21ú Aibreán/Saturday, 21st April

Cruinniú: 2pm Ollscoil na Gaillimhe / Assembling : 2pm NUI Galway

Imeacht : 2.30pm i dtreo lár na cathrach / Leaving : 2.30pm for City Centre

 

Study Week De-Stress Events

  • 11am Mon 23rd April Ice Cream van giving out FREE ice-cream while stocks last outside Engineering Building
  • 12pm-2pm Tues 24th April Wooly Ward’s Pet Farm outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-3pm Weds 25th April Hula Hoops Inflatable Basketball Game with FREE Hula Hoops outside Engineering Building
  • 11am-1pm Weds 25th April Just Be You – FREE Confidence Building Workshop in IT202
  • 9am-10am ALL WEEK FREE Porridge at Sult while stocks last!

 

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Your new officers who will take up their positions on the 1st of July are:

President: Megan Reilly

VP/Education Officer: Louis Courtney

VP/Welfare Officer: Clare Austick

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Adhna Nic Dhonnchadha

Gender and LGBT+ right officer: Alex Coughlan

Disability Rights officer: Muireann O’ Sullivan

International Student officer: Daniel McFadden

Mature Students officer: Chuka Paul Oguekwe

Postgrad research officer: Jibran Abbasi

Postgrad Taught Officer: Cameron Keighron

SU Council Chairperson: Sabrina Vaughan

Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic studies: Rían McKeagney

Convenor for the college of Business, Pubic Policy and Law: Clodagh McGivern,

Convenor for the college of science: Scott Green

Convenor for the College of Engineering and Informatics: Roshan George

Convenor for the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: Liezel Ravenscroft

Societies Chairperson: Brandon Walsh

Clubs captain: Ryan Guilfoyle

 

Just Be You

“Just Be You” is a FREE a confidence building workshop with Kitty Satine 11am-1pm Wednesday 25th of April in IT 202 NUI Galway. Bring along a cushion, blanket and water. This workshop will be all about empowerment, spreading positivity and boosting your self-confidence so you can Just Be You.

 

Referendum Result

The Referendum on the Creation of the Position of Ethnic Minorities Officer Passed with 80% students who voted in favour of creating this new SU Officer position. There will be an election to fill the Position at the start of the 2018/19 Academic Year. If you are interested in running for this position please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Locker Keys

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Friday 18th of May. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys (please leave the pad lock on the locker) must be dropped up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Any lockers with deposits (Áras Moyola and IT Building) will only be refunded from the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Collect Your Books

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm Thursday 31st of May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.

 

Extra Study Space

There will be extra study space available 9am-9pm from Saturday 21st of April until Thursday 17th of May in the following venues:

  • O’Flaherty Theatre
  • Kirwan Theatre
  • Larmor Theatre
  • Tyndall Theatre
  • Darcy Thompson Theatre

 

Connacht vs Leinster Rugby Tickets

We have Connacht vs Leinster student tickets on sale for €20 in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Kick off 15.05 Saturday 28th of April and it’s the last match of the season.

 

Extended Library Opening Hours Start This Weekend

Thanks to the library staff who have agreed to facilitate extended weekend opening hours again on following weekends:

  • 21st/22nd April
  • 28th/29th April
  • 5th/6th May

The library will be open Saturdays 8.30am-9pm & Sundays 10am-9pm on these weekends.

 

Study Break Policy Back in Library

Remember if you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them to one side and use the space. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the library to record the time you leave and come back within the hour!

 

Sin Issue 12

The last issue of Sin newspaper for this year is now out and available to read online here. Well done to Sorcha, Shannon and all the Sin team on a great year of the paper.

 

FREE FOOD!

As part of the NUI Galway Buildings & Estates Office upcoming Quality Review they are looking for a cross section of students to take part in a focus group 10.30am-11.30am Weds 25th of April in THBG010 on the ground floor of the Library. Tea, coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. To take part please email esme.norton@nuigalway.ie

 

MA Drama and Theatre studies Applied Theatre Performance 11am-2pm TOMORROW

Six performances which promise to be immersive, entertaining and push the limits of what theatre is thought to be. These are social, political and enjoyable pieces based right here on NUIG campus 11am-2pm Friday 20th April.

 

Calling all students!

Do you want to participate in a research study concerning college students’ attitudes towards their peers with disabilities?

This research aims to gain a better understanding of attitudes, thoughts and feelings towards other students with disabilities.

Questionnaire Link.

 

Sustainability Leadership Awards Applications Open

The Community and University Sustainability Project Team (CUSP) is seeking to offer Sustainability Leadership Awards to up to 4 NUI Galway Students to advance the roll-out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020.   The Awards are being offered in 4 project  theme areas namely Energy; Water; Nature & Ecosystems; and Communications & Engagement. The awards are open to all NUI Galway Students and successful applicants will be awarded an 8 – 12 week scholarship (June-August 2018) funded by the NUI Galway Student Union through the Student Project Fund.

The central aim of the awards is to develop student leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about developing a more sustainable campus and community.  It is envisaged that the positions will deliver a positive experience for the successful candidates by providing an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in sustainability knowledge and application, research, networking, teamwork and communication.

www.nuigalway.ie/sustainability Student Leadership Awards 2018 for more information and details on the application process. Deadline Monday 30th April.

 

Documentary + exhibition: ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’

The premiere screening of a short documentary called ‘Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land’ will be shown in public for the first time at 9:30am on Wednesday the 25th of April in the Alice Perry Engineering building, NUI Galway. The creation of this documentary was inspired from the hugely popular exhibition that celebrates the acquisition of the personal archive of O’Shaughnessy, which was on display in the Hardiman library at NUI Galway since October 2017, and is moving this month to its permanent display in the Alice Perry Engineering building at NUI Galway.

Register for FREE tickets here.

 

Opinions on Student-local relations in Galway City
We are looking for students to participate in a short 20 minute (max) focus group to discuss the student-local relationships within Galway city. The focus group will take place next week and we would appreciate your participation, snacks will be provided! Please email hc66@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information.

 

Contact Us

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

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

 

SU Weekly Email 26 – 15th March 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union .

Interested in running for election?

Nominations for the 14 SU Part Time Officer Positions open at 10am next Thursday 22nd of March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March #NUIGSU18

  • Oifigeach na Gaeilge
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Clubs’ Captain
  • Postgraduate Taught Officer
  • Postgraduate Research Officer
  • 5 x College Convenors
  • Mature Students’ Officer
  • International Students Officer
  • Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  • Disability Rights Officer

More information here.

 

Meet SIPTU Today

SIPTU are on campus today 11am-12pm & 1pm-3pm at Smokey’s Café giving students information on their rights as workers, and campaigning to work towards living wages and to end zero hour contracts. You can get materials with additional information on workers’ rights in the Students’ Union.

 

Exam Timetable Out 12pm Wednesday 21st March

 

#NUIGSU18 Election Results

Congratulations to your newly elected SU Officers for 2018/19 – SU President Megan Reilly, SU VP/Education Officer Louis Courtney, SU VP/Welfare and Equality Officer Clare Austick and SU Council Chair Sabrina Vaughan. They will all take up their positions on the 1st of July. Voting takes place on Thursday 12th of April to elect the other SU Officers who will be joining them.

 

Read Sin Issue 10 Here!

This issue of Sin includes interviews with the #NUIGSU18 Election Candidates. To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Connacht vs Edinburgh Tickets €20

We now have NUIG student tickets for Connacht Rugby vs Edinburgh 7.35pm on Friday 23rd March on sale for €20 in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk.

 

FREE Rapid HIV Test Clinic

AIDS West will be running the free rapid HIV Test clinic at NUIG again 2pm-4pm Thursday 22nd of March in Meeting Rooms 1&2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Here’s what to expect and there’s no appointment necessary:

  1. Call in to Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
    2. Test explained and opportunity for Q&A
    3. Finger prick to get blood sample (tiny amount)
    4. Sample tested & result in 30 seconds

 

Nominations Close 5pm TOMORROW for USI Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards is the annual opportunity for the Student Movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student community. The deadline for nominations is 5pm this Friday 16th of March.

https://usi.ie/awards/

 

Marchathon Team in Green Competition

The next competition for our teams taking part in the NUIG Marchathon Challenge is to send in your Team In Green photo for the St Patrick’s Day themed photo competition before 2pm Tues 20th March! Email photos to: info@smartertravelcampus.ie

 

Do you have a Lecturer at NUIG who inspires you and brings learning to life?

Nominate them for the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Nomination deadline this Friday 16th March Students, staff and Alumni can nominate! Nominate them here!

 

National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are proud to partner with AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access & Disability) to organise the ‘National Conference: Students Living With Disabilities’. Attendance is free and this event is open to any member of USI who identifies as living with a disability. The event will take place 10am-5.30pm Thursday, 29th March in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.

Registration Link.

 

EXPLORE Innovation Awards – Deadline Tomorrow!

The deadline for the EXPLORE Innovation Awards powered by Blackstone LaunchPad is 5pm Friday 16th of March.  EXPLORE is looking for great ideas with real impact with three prizes for students of €2,000, €1,000 and €500.  Visit www.nuigalway.ie/explore for more details.

 

Introduction to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Evening

What if there was a tool we could use to build peaceful and sustainable societies for all? In a world with growing inequalities, the Sustainable Development Goals may provide the means to overcome these challenges and to transform our communities. But… what are they? What do they mean to us? How can we put these Goals into practice? All students are invited to come along to this informal workshop on these 17 Global Goals. This fun and interactive session will share the basics of the Sustainable Development Goals and explore their relevance in our daily lives. Workshop takes place 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 22nd March in the ground floor meeting room in the Library. Hot Dinner will be served at 7.30pm! To book your slot in the workshop please email alive@nuigalway.ie

 

CompSoc Camara Collection
CompSoc are running their monthly Camara Drop-off Point in 18 Distillery Road starting next Wednesday 21st March 2017 from 10am to 1pm. They are also looking for volunteers to help out for an hour between 10am and 1pm. All computers, laptops, monitors, servers and keyboard donations are welcome. They are then sent to Dublin to be wiped to military standards before being sent to schools in Africa. We are unable to accept printers, CRT monitors, switches or projectors.

 

Call to Action! We Want to Hear Your Attitudes and Beliefs Towards People with Obesity.

We are currently conducting a study to assess the effectiveness of various interventions to address obesity stigma.

Complete the study here.

If you require more information please contact the researcher Mary Doherty at m.doherty21@nuigalway.ie.

 

Climate Congress 2018

CCAFS Climate Congress will take place 9am-6pm on Thursday 22nd March in the ILAS Building NUI Galway with the theme “Climate Change in local Communities”

Link to register for the event can be found here

 

Are you a student or qualified midwife working in Ireland?

Share your knowledge, views, and beliefs about having healthy lifestyle discussions with overweight and obese pregnant women. The questionnaire will only take approximately 10 minutes to complete and you can be in a  draw for one of two €50 ‘One4All’ shopping vouchers!

Questionnaire Link. The deadline for responses is May, 1st 2018. For further information contact l.dupreez1@nuigalway.ie

 

At Blackstone Launchpad next week: 

1pm-2pm Thurs 22nd March in Blackstone Launchpad – InnovateHER Series: Free Feet Medical talk with Edel Browne.

Free Tickets Here.

 

Plastic Free Survey

This survey was compiled by a group of four 2nd year biomedical science students who are working towards making Galway plastic free, it should take less than 3 minutes to complete and you could be in with a chance of winning a reusable cup! #BEWAREOFTHEPLASTICS

 

Nominations are open for Ireland’s Top Ten Outstanding Young People

Do you know someone who has achieved something special, has made a significant impact on society or has even improved the lives of others through their actions? If you do, don’t keep it a secret, nominate them for the JCI Ireland TOYP Awards.

The closing date for nominations is Monday the 19th of March. Nominations are submitted online via: www.jciireland.ie/toyp/toyp-nominations/

 

Lidl FREE Bus Every Monday from Corrib Village

  • Leaves Corrib Village 6.30pm
  • Leaves Lidl 7.30pm

 

Can You Vote on Friday 25th of May?

 

St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • Monday 19th of March is a Bank Holiday so there are no lectures.
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE at 5pm on Fri 16th March and will reopen at 10am on Tues 20th March.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE at 3pm on Fri 16th of March and reopen at 11am on Tues 20th March.
  • The Students’ Union Shop Sat 17th March 10am-4pm, CLOSED Sun 18th & Mon 19th March.
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 17th, Sun 18th & Mon 19th March. Reopening 8.30am Tues 20th March.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge CLOSED Sat 17th, Sun 18th and Mon 19th March.
  • Smokey’s Café Sat 17th March 9am-5pm, Sun 18th March 11am-4pm, CLOSED Mon 19th March
  • The Wall Café Sat 17th March 9am-3pm, Sun 18th & Mon 19th March 11am-3pm
  • The James Hardiman Library will be CLOSED on Mon 19th March.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED on Mon 19th March.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Weds 21st of March.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

 

Contact Us

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

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches 10,000 Step Challenge

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches 10,000 Step Challenge

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched the Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge for NUI Galway students and staff. The aim of the event is to encourage staff and students to walk more so that they reach 10,000 steps per day by the end of the challenge on the 23rd of March. Participants have the chance of winning prizes such as action cameras, shopping vouchers and challenge goodie packs from the National Transport Authority just by walking!

The health benefits of walking are huge as it helps tone muscles, strengthen bones, increases metabolism and reduces the risk of high blood pressure. Regular walking can also have a big impact on your mental health as it reduces stress, improves mood and increases self-esteem.

The Students’ Union is also making sure that participants stay safe by staying seen while walking as they have distributed hundreds of free high visibility items from the Road Safety Authority. Participants can still register online for the challenge at https://www.activetravellogger.ie/

Students’ Union President Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “It’s great to see students and staff coming together as a community for a project like this. Sneaking in a short walk each day can transform your health, body and mind plus it’s free! We are privileged to have some beautiful walks on campus which can easily be enjoyed on a break from study or work.”

Students’ Union Vice President/Education Officer Andrew Forde said: “In the lead up to exams it’s important that students ensure they make time for regular exercise in their schedules. Just 40 minutes of walking three times a week has been shown to protect the brain region associated with planning and memory. The Challenge is a great chance to turn exercise into a daily habit and there’s the added bonus that you can win prizes just by taking part!”

PHOTO: (Left to Right) NUI Galway Students’ Union Officers: Sabrina Vaughan, Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh, Sarah Murphy and Megan Reilly.