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SU Weekly Email 32 – 30th April 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

LAST CHANCE To Register to Vote to #MakeGráTheLaw on 22nd May

If you are still not registered to vote there is still time! We have the forms up here in the SU Office for you to fill out, get stamped at the Garda Stationand return to your City or County Council. You have until Tuesday the 5th of May to get your form to your City/County Council. DO IT!

Nepalese Earthquake Appeal  

Draíocht Society will be holding a coffee afternoon fundraiser TODAY 2.30pm-6pm in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Please come along and support. They will also have a collection day in Galway on Friday 15th May in aid of the victims of the Nepalese Earthquake. Please give what you can and if you have any time to spare to help them with the collection email them on draiocht@socs.nuigalway.ie

Bus Éireann Strike This Weekend

Reminder if you are planning on heading home this weekend there is a Bus Éireann strike planned for Friday and Saturday so you might need to make new travel plans. Some websites that might help you get home: 
www.carsharing.ie
www.getthere.ie

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: https://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Extra Study Space 2015

Mon 27th April – Sun 3rd MayArts/Science Concourse 8am-10pm

O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, McMunn Theatre

Mon 4th May- Weds 13th May Arts/Science Concourse 8am-10pm

O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, McMunn Theatre

Have you or someone you know left college before finishing?

We would like to know why. Please fill out the survey below. The information you provide can help us better provide for students in the future.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LNKBPSS

Connacht vs Ospreys Tickets €10

We now have €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for the last Connacht home match of the season against the Ospreys at 3pm Saturday 16th May.

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 15th May 2015

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 15th May 2015. Any items left in your locker after the 15th May 2015 will be disposed of.

Alive Certificates

You can now collect your Alive Volunteering Certificate from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Give Blood This May In Galway

Blood Donation clinics will be held 5pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of May in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit.

Tidy Towns Clean Up On Monday – Volunteers Needed

Galway City Tidy Towns clean up takes place this Monday, 4th May, at 11am, meeting at the bridge beside Millennium Children’s Playground near Galway Cathedral. Volunteers are needed to help remove paint and graffiti.

Pint of Science FREE Tickets!

Pint of Science is taking place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of May in the Oslo in Salthill. There is a great line up of speakers from NUI Galway tackling the themes of Our Body and Technology & Planet Earth over the two evenings. You can register now for your free tickets for the event here.

German Photography Competition

Germany through my Lens is a photography competition organised by the Discipline of German at NUI Galway and  the German Department at GMIT.  We are asking students, registered for 2014-15 at NUI Galway or GMIT,  to submit any photo they have taken themselves of any aspect of Germany that impressed them.  Deadline for submissions is 15th September 2015.

More Information.

Are you travelling abroad this summer as part of your course, your research, a placement, volunteering?

Then come along to the NUI Galway Pre-Departure Training to gain valuable insights, information and supports at 9.15am on Friday 15th May.
To Register please fill in our short online form: here.

Exam De-Stress Programme: 20th April-8th May 2015

Massage, Soccer, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Meditation, Breakfast in a Bag and more!

For information or to book an appointment email destressbooking@nuigalway.ie

Postgrad-Karaoke TOMORROW

The next Postgradaoke night will be from 8pm tomorrow Friday the 1st of May. Swing along to the College Bar for karaoke, craic and all that stuff.

Undergraduate Awards Deadline 29th May

To be in with a chance to win a Gold Medal, have your work published in an academic journal, attend the exclusive UA Global Summit for free, and be recognised as the best in your field, all you have to do is submit your coursework for free online. It couldn’t be easier! If you place in the top 10% in your category, you receive a Highly Commended certificate which looks great on any CV and is internationally recognised – as well as the opportunity to attend the UA Global Summit and take part in our global alumni network. Any questions, check out the website – www.undergraduateawards.com – or email info@undergraduateawards.com 

It’s free to enter, it’s completely anonymous, and you’ve already done the work – you have nothing to lose! 

Join the NUI Galway Clubs and Societies in opposing the proposed N6 Galway City Transport Project.

Sign the petition here.

Bank Holiday  Monday 4th May Arrangements

The SU Office, the Student Health Unit, SU Cloakroom, The College Bar, Caife na Gaeilge and SU Engineering Desk will all be closed on Monday for the Bank Holiday.

The Library will be open Monday 4th May 08:30-22:00 but the service desk will be closed.

Smokey’s Café will be open 09:00-17:30 Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th of May.

The Wall Café will be open 09:00-17:30 Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th of May.

The Hub Café, Computer DISC, the Academic Writing Centre and SUMS are all now closed for the summer.

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 31 23rd April 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Extra Study Space 2015

  • Study Week Mon 20th April – Sun 26th April 2015

Engineering Building 8am-10pm

ENG2001, ENG2002, ENG2003, ENG2033, ENG2034, ENG2035, ENG3035, ENG3036, ENGG017 & ENGG018

Arts/Science Concourse 8am-11pm

O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre

Áras Uí Chathail Theatre

Mon 20th April-Sun 26th April 8am-11pm (excluding Saturday 25th April Open Day)

  • Mon 27th April – Sun 3rd May

Arts/Science Concourse 8am-10pm

O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, McMunn Theatre

 

7Up Ideas Hub on Campus TODAY 11am-3pm

The 7Up Ideas Hub will be in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-3pm today. Share your original idea in 7 words and maybe get some freebies for your efforts! #7upideashub

 

SU Election Results

Congratulations to the final 3 members of the SU Executive Team for 2015/16 who were elected last Thursday! They are:

Eoin Mangan: Clubs’ Captain
Aoife Bell: Convenor of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences 
Robert Forde: Mature Students Officer

Our SU jigsaw is now complete! The 15 new SU Officers will take up office on the 1st of July.

 

J1 Ireland on Campus TODAY 11am-3pm in Áras na Mac Léinn

J1 Irelandis now offering 10% cost off summer stay and an instalment plan for students who wish to spread their payments. Period of residence is 11 weeks: May 29 to Aug 14 2015.

They are also offering exclusive access to job fair on arrival in Chicago where you will have opportunity to meet employers with 100’s of seasonal jobs to choose from.

Exam De-Stress Programme: 20th April-8th May 2015

Massage, Soccer, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Meditation, Breakfast in a Bag and more!

For information or to book an appointment email destressbooking@nuigalway.ie

Academic Writing Centre Closes Tomorrow

The FREE Academic Writing Centre in the Library will be closing for the summer tomorrow Friday 24th April and will reopen in October. They are open today 11am-1pm and 6pm-9pm and tomorrow 11am-1pm if you need any help just call in!  

SUSI Grant Application System OPENS TODAY
SUSI open its online grant application system for the 2015/16 academic year on Thursday, 23 April.

Information on grant eligibility and how to apply is available at the SUSI website www.susi.ie 
Before making an application, students are encouraged to refer to the https://www.susi.ie/Should-I-apply/General-criteria.aspx. and to use the https://www.susi.ie/Should-I-apply/Eligibility-Reckoner.aspx provided on the SUSI website.

Ropes Launch 5pm Today

Ropes 2015, a literary journal published by the MA in Literature and Publishing at NUI Galway, is launching during this year’s Cúirt Festival. It is going to be launched by Declan Meade of The Stinging Fly and speakers will include Sarah Clancy and Órflaith Foyle. The journal is a compilation of poetry, prose and art from emerging artists and writers. The theme of the journal is ‘Conversations’ and hosts an array of genres.

All proceeds from the journal are being donated to Galway-based charity ACT! for Meningitis. Join us for the launch at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop on Thursday 23rd of April at 5pm.

Postgrad-Karaoke

The next Postgradaoke night will be from 8pm on Friday the 1st of May. Swing along to the College Bar for karaoke, craic and all that stuff.

REMINDER: University PhD Write-up Bursaries Deadline 5pm Friday 1st May

A limited number of write-up bursaries are being offered to address the problems being encountered by PhD students who are near to completing their theses yet who find themselves, for whatever reason, without funding.  These write-up bursaries will be tenable for up to a three-month period and will be worth €1,000 per month.   

Completed applications (application form and form B) must be received by the College office on or before 17:00 Friday, 1st May 2015.

The application form & Terms and Conditions are now available here.

Want to earn €10? 

We are running a driving study using our brand new simulator all this week and next in the Arts Millennium Building Extension. It takes just under 1 hour to complete, and will involve a number of simple drives using the simulator and a few short questionnaires in between. You will receive €10 payment for taking part!

To do so, you need a full, Irish driving license, to be aged between 18-24, have insurance and use a smartphone. To arrange a time slot, please contact Aoife at a.kervick1@nuigalway.ie. Testing times in the evening and on weekends can also be arranged. Thank you!

Please Complete Mental Health Survey

My name is Stephanie Cloonan and I am a Master’s student studying Community Development in National University of Ireland Galway. I am carrying out research with the Youth Advisory Panel in Jigsaw Galway. We hope to find out if your willingness to get support for your mental health is influenced by your family, friends or peers. We’re inviting 18 – 25 year olds to take part in this study.

Here is a link to the survey if you wish to read more information and participate:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JXPGPHN

EU-XCEL Seeks Aspiring Tech Entrepreneurs

EU-XCEL is a European Virtual Accelerator which seeks talented aspiring tech entrepreneurs to participate in a free start-up scrum due to take place in six European locations this summer. Visit the www.euxcel.eu  and find more information about the Accelerator and the Ultimate Challenge Final!

Do You Have Type 1 Diabetes?

The Diabetes Team in Galway are hosting a free Type 1 Diabetes Patient Information Evening in conjunction with Croí and Diabetes Ireland at 6.30pm on Tuesday 12th May 2015. Register now and get more information from: www.croi.ie

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 15th May 2015

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 15th May 2015. Any items left in your locker after the 15th May 2015 will be disposed of.

Register to Vote to #MakeGráTheLaw on 22nd May

If you missed our Voter Registration Drive fear not! We will still have the forms up here in the SU Office for you to fill out, get stamped at the Garda Stationand return to your City or County Council. You have until the 5th of May to register for the Supplementary Register.

Undergraduate Awards Deadline 29th May

There are now just SIX WEEKS until the deadline for the Undergraduate Awards! 

To be in with a chance to win a Gold Medal, have your work published in an academic journal, attend the exclusive UA Global Summit for free, and be recognised as the best in your field, all you have to do is submit your coursework for free online. It couldn’t be easier! If you place in the top 10% in your category, you receive a Highly Commended certificate which looks great on any CV and is internationally recognised – as well as the opportunity to attend the UA Global Summit and take part in our global alumni network. Any questions, check out the website – www.undergraduateawards.com – or email info@undergraduateawards.com 

It’s free to enter, it’s completely anonymous, and you’ve already done the work – you have nothing to lose! 

Friday 24th of April 2015 marks International World Meningitis Day

ACT for Meningitis is a non-government funded support and awareness charity . We are the only charity in Ireland who provide a wide range of free support services to anyone affected by the disease as well as trying to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of meningitis.

Every year on the 24th of April on World Meningitis Day we launch our #JOINHANDSELFIE (Joining hands around the word )to highlight the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis and to provide support to those dealing with the long term serious after effects of the disease. We would love if you could support us by taking a ‘Joined hands selfie’ and uploading it to your social media on the day with the words ” TEXT ‘ACT’ to 50300 and donate €4 to help us to raise much needed funds for the charity to continue with the work we do.

Join the NUI Galway Clubs and Societies in opposing the proposed N6 Galway City Transport Project.

Sign the petition 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.

NUI Galway students launch online petition against N6 Galway City Transport Project

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NUI Galway students launch online petition against N6 Galway City Transport Project

The students’ campaign calls on decision-makers to go back to the drawing board

NUI Galway students have joined together to launch an online petition against the proposed routes of the N6 Galway City Transport Project. The petition calls on the NRA, ARUP, NRDO, Galway County Council, and Galway City Council to see reason and send the proposed route options back to the drawing board. It is supported by NUI Galway Clubs and Societies, as well as the University, the Kingfisher Club and the NUI Galway Students’ Union.

Five of the six proposed routes cut across the University campus, and two routes in particular are identified as having lasting negative impact on the community of 20,000 students and staff. The Red and Blue Routes would dissect the campus and involve the demolition of some of the most heavily-used student facilities, including the Sports Centre and swimming pool, Dangan Sports Pavilion, Regional Sports Centre, and Club playing and training pitches. The routes would also cause irreversible damage to the campus environment, which is the most biodiverse University campus in Ireland according to last year’s national BioBlitz competition. 

NUI Galway Students’ Union President, Declan Higgins, is fully backing the campaign: “A number of the proposed routes will have a hugely detrimental effect on our campus and, by extension of this, our students.”

A decision will be made this month on which of the proposed routes to take. In the meantime, NUI Galway Clubs and Societies are calling on their fellow students, University staff and the wider city community to get behind their campaign and save their campus. Two hours after the launch, the petition had already attracted 500 signatures, as well as many personal messages opposing the bypass cutting through the campus.

Sign the students’ petition online. Search for ‘Rethink N6’ on Change.org or visit: https://chn.ge/1xWUsuG