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SU Weekly Email 9 – 25th October 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

No Student Leap Cards TOMORROW

Heads up if you’re travelling this weekend – we won’t be able to print Student Leap Cards this Friday 26th October due to system maintenance. Get in to us before 5pm TODAY if you need a new card and don’t forget to apply online for your code first.

Road Safety Day 10am-4pm Weds 31st October

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator

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

Find Out What Your SU Officers Are Doing for You!

Click HERE to read their Officer Reports and Minutes from Executive Meetings.

Life Skills Course Update

  • First Aid Responder 3 Day Course – 2 spaces left
  • Disclosure Training – 6 spaces left
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 10 spaces left
  • Anti-Racism Training Course – 12 spaces left
  • Child Protection Training Course – 15 spaces left

Global Week Events TODAY

  • 7pm-9pm Screening of “Free CeCe” with GigSoc in the Áras Uí Chathail Lecture Theatre
  • STAND 8×8 Festival Outdoor Photo Exhibition outside the Library.

The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz

Our Big Fat Charity Table Quiz in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway is on at 7.30pm Tuesday 13th November at Sult. Table of 4 €20 – Sign up in the SU Office in advance – spaces limited! 10 Rounds of Questions Compiled by Your SU Officers. Great prizes, FREE Finger Food, Spot Prizes for best team name, best dressed team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!

SUSI Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the SUSI grant is Thursday 1st of November

Read Sin Issue 4 Online

Want €900 in funding for your idea?

Applications are open for the NUI Galway Explore Programme until 20th of Nov. Staff and students across campus are invited to apply online for up to €900 funding for their collaborative projects.

Frankenreads NUIG

This is a series of FREE events in Galway to celebrate 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Apply for your free tickets at the following links:

Help an NUIG Student Win UN Climate Change Competition

Anna Golden, a 1st-year Financial Maths & Economics student, has made a video on Zero Waste which is one of 20 videos shortlisted in the category of responsible production & consumption for the UN Climate Change, Global Youth Competition. The video with the most views by this Sunday 28th of October will be declared the winner. So please watch her video here.

Final Year Business Information System Need Your Help

They would like you to complete a quick online survey based on an idea they have for a university app. The app includes features such as university map, accommodation help, group project planner, chat forums etc. No personal data is used and all the results are confidential. Please click on this link to complete the survey.

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day 12pm-3pm Tues 6th Nov Bailey Allen Hall

Research shows that having a postgraduate course can increase your earning potential and that your career progression greatly increases after you obtain a postgrad qualification. Furthermore it can enhance your employability. Statistics from the Careers Service Graduate Destinations Report indicate that 64% of NUI Galway undergraduates are in employment nine months after graduation. This rises to 87% for postgraduates. Come along to find out about all the taught and research options on offer, including scholarships.

International Student Forum 2018

The Irish Council for International Students and the Union of Students in Ireland invite you to attend their International Student Forum 5pm-7pm on Wednesday 14th November in Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Áras na Mac Léinn. Free pizza and tea/coffee provided. Please register by emailing bhearne@icosirl.ie

Survey: Let’s Talk about Sex!

Students from the M.Sc. in Health Economics programme are on a daring quest to collect the right data about safe and healthy sexual behaviour and its importance in an awareness-raising context. Their target audience is everyone who studies here at NUI Galway. This survey will only takes 2 minutes at the following Link.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

NUI Galway in conjunction with Team Hope are collecting shoeboxes for their annual Christmas shoebox appeal from now until the 6th of November. Shoeboxes can be dropped at the NUIG Chaplaincy, 6 Distillery Road. Please feel free to contact shoeboxappealnuig@gmail.com for any further information.

Girls Into Geoscience Free Event

Girls into Geoscience Ireland returns 10am-4pm Saturday 10th of November. This free one day event introduces female early stage university undergraduates to Earth Sciences and demonstrates the world of careers available to geoscience graduates today. Book your FREE place now.

FREE Mindfulness Classes

  • 8.10am-8.50am Tuesdays in AC201 Mindfulness for Beginners Class
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays in AC202 Mindfulness Shared Practice
    5.10pm-5.50pm Thurs 1st Nov in AC215 Mindfulness and Mental Health with Nick Williams

Fierce As Female is coming to Galway

The event aims to raise awareness of the variety of athletic activities available to girls and women of all ages.

Sound good? Want to know more or get involved? Contact fierceasfemale@gmail.com

Are you affected by a family member’s gambling problem?
If so, help is available 8pm Monday 5th November at Ozanam House, St. Augustine Street, Galway. No admission fee. More information.

Connacht Rugby vs Dragons Tickets

Use the Code “NUIG-Dra-1819” to get discounted tickets online for the Connacht Rugby vs Dragons match 5.15pm Saturday 3rd of November. Limited to first 50 NUIG Students.

Please note we won’t be getting discount codes for Leinster, Munster or Ulster matches.

October Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office, SU Engineering Desk, Sult, the Student Health Unit, Smokey’s Café, Caife na Gaeilge and the SU Shop will all be closed this Monday 29th of October for the Bank Holiday.
  • The Wall Café is open 11am-3pm on Monday 29th of October.
  • The Library is open Saturday 8.30am-5.30pm, Sunday 10am-5.30pm and closed on Monday.
  • The Reading Room is open as usual 7am-2.30am Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
  • For Computer Suite availability check here

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 2 – 6th September 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga – STARTS NEXT THURSDAY
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • First Aid Responder Course

 

Orientation Week Events Continue

Welcome! Fáilte! Bienvenue! Willkommen! Benvenuto! Bienvenido! Remember you are always a Fresher at heart and these events are open to everyone!

TODAY Thursday 6th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, SU Diary, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Speed Friending with Steve Bennett at Sult.

8pm till late Daithi at Sult

Friday 7th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, SU Diary, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 10th September

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm this Monday 10th of September outside the Engineering Building. There will be FREE popcorn for the first 100 people and you can vote on our Facebook page for the film you want us to show. Make sure you bring something to sit on and don’t bring any alcohol or you will be asked to leave.

 

Crisis Campout

We are holding a Crisis Campout in Eyre Square on Tuesday the 11th of September to call attention to the need for the Government to act on the National Accommodation crisis. We need affordable student purpose built accommodation in order to alleviate this crisis.

 

Learn To Swim & Lifeguard Course

Together with the Swimming Club we will be offering 12 week Beginners and Intermediate Swimming Lessons at a reduced rate for NUI Galway Students this semester. There will also be a 12 Week Lifeguard Course which includes First Aid Training. If you are interested in either of these courses email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie ASAP for more information.

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 18th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 18th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

 

Lockers On Sale NOW

You need to register at www.su.nuigalway.ie and pay online and collect your key from the SU Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please note if you’ve booked a locker in Áras Moyola or the Engineering Building you collect your key from the SU desk in the Engineering building 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

 

FREE SU Diaries

Get your FREE SU Diary and handbook from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and outside the SU Shop. We also have FREE Flirt FM Wall Planners for you while stocks last!

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic will reopen in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn from the week of the 10th of September. The clinic 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.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Zebre match: NUIG-Zeb-1819

Please note that all purchasers will have to show valid student ID on the night to gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road, failure to do this will result in payment of the difference.

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Thursday 13th of September for the new SU Officer position of Ethnic Minorities Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September.

 

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm on Monday 24th of September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

 

Apply Online for your Student Leap Card Now

Apply online now for your shiny new Student Leap Card and upload your photo. You can then call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your code, your ID and €10 to collect your card. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

 

Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.

 

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Louis at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

 

Financial Aid Fund opens on Monday

The Financial Aid Fund is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies. 

Semester 1 Financial Aid Fund Online Applications open on Monday 10th of September and close at 12 noon on Monday 1st OctoberMore information.

 

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café, Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

 

Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Áine is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message her via the Sin Facebook page here. Follow Sin on Twitter – their new account is here!

 

Breakfast Week

9am-10am Monday 10th September to Friday 14th September in The View, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. INVITEES: First year HEAR students, students who have completed the Access programme and those that entered directly with a QQI/ FET qualification. More Information.

 

Clubs Day

Clubs Day is coming up 10am-4pm Tuesday 11th of September in the Sports Centre with over 50 Sports Clubs for you to join. NUI Galway Sport are also now on Snapchat! Add nuigsport to see what they are up to, what great events they have on and what the clubs are doing.

 

Chinese Course at NUI Galway

A 20 week evening course, An Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture, will commence in NUI Galway on Wednesday 19th September 2018.  Classes will run one night a week from 7pm to 9pm.  The fee is €120 for students. The course is designed for people with no Chinese language basics but who have a strong interest in China or who travel or do business in China.  It covers not only the Chinese language basics but also a brief introduction to the history of China, Chinese philosophies, customs and traditions, Chinese protocol and business etiquette, Chinese food and wine, Chinese medicine and the concepts of Fengsui and yinyang. More Information  or contact Suzanne Gilsenan, suzanne.gilsenan@nuigalway.ie, tel. 091 494037.

 

Digital Champions Workshops

Join us and take part in fun, interactive & FREE workshops designed to develop and build digital skills to enhance college life and beyond! Register on our website: https://digichampsnuig.com/events-workshops/

Lunch is included and there’ll also be goodies and hoodies

 

ALIVE Internship Applications are Open

Join the ALIVE Team to take a hands on role in supporting your fellow students to volunteer, promotion of volunteer roles and leading on small group projects. Apply here.

 

Need Help with IT?

Advice and support on IT services are available from the Library & IT Service Desk located in the James Hardiman Library foyer. Student IT Services information is available at www.nuigalway.ie/iss4students

Click on ‘New Students, let’s get started’ to get a copy of our Quick Start Guides or to watch the Quick Start Video.

Download the new NUI Galway App today!

 

Looking for Part-Time Work?

Sign up for job alerts with the Career Development Centre’s Career Connect Service here.

 

Interested in Digital Rights and a Trip to Scotland?

The British-Irish Council (BIC) digital inclusion working group are looking for 2 young people from 18-24 years to represent #Ireland at the 5Rights Summit in Scotland on the 3rd Oct 2018 (travelling on the 2nd Oct).

 

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 32 – 10th May 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email this year from your Students’ Union! We hope you have a great summer and the weekly email will be back in September.

 

Locker Keys Deadline 5pm Fri 18th May

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.

 

#CúirtShakedown

NUI Galway Students’ Union most strongly condemns the planned increases to Cúirt na Coiribe student accommodation rent for the academic year 2018/19.

How To Get Involved in the campaign against #CúirtShakedown

  1. Sign the petition here
  2. Use #CúirtShakedown on social media to say no to the exploitation of NUI Galway Students
  3. Email su.president@nuigalway.ie to help out with the campaign

 

We Are Hiring!

Applications are now open for the position of Sin newspaper Editor for 2018/19. Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 11th June. More details here.

 

Life Skills Courses 2018/19

Our Life Skills Courses will be back for the 2018/19 academic year offering a chance to further your development outside of the academic world through classes in areas such as:

Sign Language, First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Bar Skills, Self Defence, Anti-Racism Training, Disclosure Training and Yoga.

Registration will open in late summer.

 

Results & Repeat Exams

  • Undergrad Exam Results will be released between Tues 19th and Tues 26th June.
  • Postgrad Exam Results will be released Tues 3rd July.
  • The Repeat/Autumn Exam timetable will be published on Thurs 12th July.
  • Repeat Exams will take place Tues 7th – Fri 17th Aug.
  • Undergraduate Repeat Exam Results will be out Fri 31st Aug.
  • Postgraduate Repeat Exam Results will be out Tues 11th Sept.

 

Staying in Galway this summer?

Here’s our guide to what’s on to keep you busy until September! There’s loads of festivals, events and free stuff to do with plenty of volunteering opportunities too.

 

Want to get rid of unwanted items when you’re clearing out at the end of the semester?
Rover Society are doing a collection of:
Duvets, duvet covers, blankets, sleeping bags, clean clothes (in good shape), accessories, CDs, DVDs, and books. (Pillows are not being collected).
All of these will go to COPE Galway and the Irish Cancer Society.
They will be collecting from the Student Residences on Wednesday 16th May and from NUIG Campus drop-off points from Monday 7th to Friday 19th May.

Contact roversoc@socs.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

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.

 

Undergraduate Awards Applications are Open

The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s leading undergraduate awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines.

The programme is open to all penultimate and final year undergraduate students in a degree course, as well as those who graduated in 2017, from all disciplines. We invite students to enter both outstanding academic papers and research, as well as visual arts portfolios using our online forms. The deadline for the 2018 programme is Tuesday 12th June 2018. Global Winners are published in the annual ‘The Undergraduate Journal’, as well as being invited to the UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Together For Yes Fundraisers & Events

 

Extra Study Space

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

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

 

Give Blood in Galway this May

  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th May         Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Weds 16th May       Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Thurs 17th May        Clybaun Hotel
  • 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th May         Clybaun Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd May         Menlo Park Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Weds 23rd May       Menlo Park Hotel
  • 5pm-8.30pm Thurs 24th May        Menlo Park Hotel

 

Learn How To Walk the Tightrope!

If you’ve ever dreamed of running away with the circus Wires Crossed is one of the Galway 2020 projects that will be taking place over the summer teaching people to walk the tightrope. The aim is to have 400 people trained by 2020. Sign up here.

 

Irish Interdisciplinary Forum for Healthcare Are Recruiting

There are seven positions to be filled on their national executive team for the 2018/2019 academic year. If you are interested in applying email a short paragraph to national.exec@ireifh.com

 

NUI Galway Summer Holiday Arrangements 2018

  • The SU Office will be open Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm from Monday 21st of May. The SU Office will BE CLOSED Mon 4th June and Mon 6th Aug (Bank Holidays)
  • The Student Health Unit will only see current Postgrad students from Monday 28th of May and remains an acute illness service. Opening hours during the summer: 09:30am-12:30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm Mon-Fri. Nurse available 10am-12pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm. Closed Monday 4th June and Monday 6th August (Bank Holidays)
  • The Library opening hours are available here.
  • Sult will be open 8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri. Closed Mon 4th June and Mon 6th August.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • Computer Suites – check availability here. 
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 18th May.
  • The SU Engineering desk will close at 3pm on Fri 18th May and will reopen in September.
  • SUMS, The Academic Writing Centre and Computer DISC are all now closed for the summer.
  • Teaching begins on Monday 10th of September for all years. 
  • The academic calendar for 2018/19 is available 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 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm during term.

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

 

SU Weekly Email 22 – 15th February 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Equality Week 2018

Mon 19th Feb

6pm GiGSoc Book Club Discussing “But I’m a Cheerleader” in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn

7pm Law Society & Fáilte Refugees Society Direct Provision and the Right to Work Panel Discussion in the AC201.

9pm Late & Live for SU Equality Week with Comedy Soc. FREE Comedy, Music, pints and pizza in the Bank of Ireland Theatre (beside Sult)

Tues 20th Feb

1.30pm-2.30pm Universal Design for Learning with NUIG Disability Support Services. Panel discussion and group work for lecturers and students on how to make learning materials more accessible to all students. Venue THB-G010 Moore Institute. Sandwiches, tea & coffee provided.

7pm Fáilte Refugees Society Table Quiz in the Roisin Dubh aimed at overcoming myths around refugees and asylum seekers. €5 with reduced Silent Disco entry included.

Weds 21st Feb

6pm-9pm Impacte Society Movie Night “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre with free pizza, tea and coffee.

6pm-9pm Fáilte Refugees Society “A Taste of Home” Clothes Collection in Teach Solais LGBT Resource Centre.

7pm-9pm GiGSoc Dance, dress up and drag event in IT202 with free pizza and drinks.

9.30pm GiGSoc and DramSoc Lip Sync Battle in the Bailey Allen Hall.

Thurs 22nd Feb

12pm-1pm Official University of Sanctuary Campaign launch in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre. The University of Sanctuary Campaign is an initiative to encourage and celebrate the good practice of Universities welcoming refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants into their communities. The Campaign fosters a culture of welcome and inclusion for all those seeking sanctuary.

3.30pm-6pm Cultural Food Fair in The View and Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Áras na Mac Léinn

More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator 11am-3pm Thursday 22nd of February Áras na Mac Léinn

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

 

Give Blood Today 12pm-3.30pm in the Bailey Allen Hall

 

#NUIGSU18 Elections Nominations Open Thursday!

The full-time officers – the President, the Vice-President/Education Officer and the Vice-President/Welfare & Equality Officer – will all be elected on Thursday the 8th of March 2018. Nominations for these positions will open at 10am on Thursday the 22nd of February 2018.

The part-time officer positions of – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality Officer, Societies’ Chairperson, Postgraduate Officer, Clubs’ Captain, 5 College Convenors and Mature Students’ Officer – will all be elected on Thursday 12th of April 2018. Nominations for these positions will open at 10am on Thursday the 21st of March 2018.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm in on Monday 5th of March 2018. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

Your full guide to running for SU Elections 2018/19 is available HERE.

 

How many steps a day do you do? Could you handle 10,000?

The Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge is happening from Monday 26th February to Friday 23rd March. Students and staff from colleges throughout the country will get out walking in this fun event to win prizes, get fitter and use their feet as a sustainable form of transport. Sign up your team of 3-6 people now!

 

Want to win a 32GB iPad and make NUI Galway a better place?

Take 10 minutes to complete the National Student Survey now! The survey is open to all First Year and Final Year Undergrad students, and students on Taught and Research Postgrad programmes. Deadline Sunday 25th February

 

SU 8 week €40 Ashtanga Yoga Course Now Enrolling

It will run from Thursday 1st March to Thursday 19th April.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-6pm

The course cost is €40 and you can pay in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524 810 to register with credit card.

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

  • 5.30pm-7pm Tues 20th Feb Note Taking & Study Skills in G011 Library Lobby
  • 5.30pm-7.30pm Weds 21st Feb Troubled by Procrastination in G010 Library Lobby
  • 1pm-2pm Thurs 22nd Feb Transition to Employment – Employer Panel in GO10 Library Lobby. Open to students with a disability or mental health challenge.

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Weekly Job Market in Bank of Ireland on the concourse – come meet GlanAgua, Medtronic, Aldi, Mixtape Marketing, Siren (data Intelligence). Free pizza and cake!
  • Medtronic CV and Interview Skills Workshop
  • GlanAgua and Medtronic Company Presentation
  • Engineering Industry Panel Event
  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • CV Workshop
  • Transition to Employment Workshop

For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers

 

Run out of power in your laptop, smart phone or tablet?

You can charge it up for FREE in the NUIG Library’s new self-service charging lockers. Drop by the library foyer to try them out. They’re pretty self-explanatory, but here’s a video on how to use them just in case!

 

Sign up to the Undergraduate Research Conference – Build your CV and Skills

The Undergraduate Research Conference is a great event to be part of – you can come along and listen, or you can register to speak and share a paper or project you have worked on. It’s a fun, comfortable, and relaxed space for you to experience a conference. Friday March 16th from 10am – 2pm great food, and chance to give a short talk to a small group about an area that interests you. Great for the CV!

To sign up to attend

To sign up to speak

To join the volunteer team

 

NUIG & AIT ACS Masquerade Ball

As it will be taking during Black History Month on Friday 16th of Feb our Dress Code will be – Class meets Culture. You can choose to wear formal (Black Tie) or cultural attire. It will be a night filled with music, dance, poetry and food. This fantastic night will consist of a 3 course meal, major acts, crowning of the King and Queen and other amazing activities! It’s a night not to be missed. ID will also be required on the night. Tickets are €20 and are available in the Soc Box in NUIG. P.S – Masquerade Masks are COMPULSORY on the night

 

FREE Talk: Searching for your research topic

14:30-15:30 Thurs 22nd Feb in the Library. Register here

 

Applications for the next NUIG Explore Innovation Awards have been launched!

1st Place: €2,000, 2nd Place: €1,000, 3rd Place: €900

CLOSING DATE: 3rd March 2018

 

What Kind of Writer Are You?

The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) manager Dr Ira Ruppo will be in the Library 12pm-1pm Thursday 22nd February to help you answer the question, ‘What kind of writer are you?’ Learning about your writing type can help you to manage your time as you research, draft, and edit your assignments. She can also answer any questions you have about the AWC and its services. You can find the Academic Skills Hub in the NUI Galway Library foyer, inside the electronic gates and then diagonally to your left.

 

Read Sin Issue 8 Here!

To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

LibQual 2017 Survey

You may have completed our LibQual survey last year. Thanks for your feedback! So what have we done about it? Find out here

 

Blackstone Launchpad Open Day 1pm-2pm Weds 21st Feb

This event is an open day for all students to come into the Launchpad on the Concourse where they can hear the interns talk about the services provided by Blackstone Launchpad, how our mentoring works and the successful projects Blackstone has had so far. There will also be some give-aways (free food!) on the day and a creativity workshop with clay modelling to help inspire creativity.

 

Become one of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Advocates With Overseas Placement in Vietnam or Tanzania

The SDG Advocate programme offers 26 active citizens an opportunity to represent their community, by becoming one of Ireland’s positive change makers. The 8 month training course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, represent the project internationally and lead transformative change in Ireland. Closing Date: 5th March 2018

 

Are you an NUI Galway or NUI graduate living in Ireland or overseas?

Are you registered to vote in Seanad Éireann elections? The deadline to be added to the NUI Seanad voter register is Monday 26th February.

Go to https://www.nui.ie/elections/seanad-register.asp to download the registration form. It must be printed, signed and posted to the Records Office, National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 or sent as a scanned copy to records@nui.ie before Monday 26th February 2018. Overseas graduates are eligible to vote in Seanad elections too.

 

NUI Galway 8K FREE Meet & Train Sessions 

The NUIG Galway 8k in aid of Jigsaw Galway will be held on Saturday 10th March on the NUI Galway Campus starting at 10am at the Kingfisher Club and finishing at the Quadrangle. There are free meet-and-train sessions on at 1pm each Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and also Wednesdays at 6pm departing from the Sports Centre on the NUI Galway campus.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets On Sale Now

NUI Galway student tickets now on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk for the following Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 19:35 Fri 16th Feb vs Zebre €15

 

Life Skills Courses Update

Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524 810 to register by credit card

 

Contact Us

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

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open 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 19 – 25th January 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Notice of Referendum Thursday 1st February 2018

On Thursday 1st of February you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the restructuring of students’ union officer roles. The wording which will appear on the ballot paper requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

“Do you agreed with referendum motion proposed by the Executive Committee of the Students’ Union of the National University of Ireland Galway on 15th January 2018?”

The proposed amendment to the NUI Galway Students’ Union constitution, as proposed by the SU Executive Committee, if passed, will result in the following:

  • The Vice-President / Welfare Officer will become the Vice-President / Welfare and Equality Officer with added responsibilities in the area of equality.
  • The current part-time Equality Officer position will be abolished.
  • The current Postgraduate Officer will be abolished.
  • Five new part-time officer positions will be created:
  1. The International Students Officer
  2. The Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer
  3. The Disability Rights Officer
  4. The Postgraduate Taught Officer
  5. The Postgraduate Research Officer

Polling will take place on Thursday 1st of February in the following venues and you must present your NUI Galway ID to vote:

  • 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café
  • 11am-6pm in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 10am-6pm via online Remote Vote on the SU Website. You must register in advance for the Remote Vote option by logging on to www.su.nuigalway.ie

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

 

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 3rd Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 3rd February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Domestic Violence Response & AMACH! Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.

 

Mental Health Week Events 2018

Mon 29th Jan

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in the Library Foyer
  • All Day Jigsaw Galway Snapchat takeover!

Tues 30th Jan

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE pop up Yoga in the Library Foyer
  • 11am – 5pm Vintage Clothes Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm – 7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment

Weds 31st Jan

  • 10.30am – 3.30pm Chats For Change USI Roadshow in the Foyer of the Hardiman Research building
  • 5pm – 7pm FREE STI Clinic in Student Health Unit by appointment

Thurs 1st Feb

  • 10.30am-11.30am FREE Pop up yoga in the Library Foyer
  • 10.30am-11.30am Online live Q&A with the Counselling Service

Sat 3rd Feb

  • 11am-5pm Do good, feel good! Volunteer with the SU Charity Collection Day in aid of Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

All week: Help us build a Mental Health Toolkit add your suggestions to the wall in the SU Office or email them to su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

All week: Look out for Snapchat takeovers from the Community Connector, Jigsaw and more!

All week: Look out for Welfare packs from the Welfare Crew!

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Leadership and Elections Evening #NUIGSU18

At 6pm on Wednesday the 31st of January in  IT250 we are hosting an “SU Leadership and Elections Evening”. The event will see Padraic O’Maille , Ireland’s leading motivational speaker address the audience on Leadership and the discipline of success. Lorcán, the SU President, will then give information on the skills he has needed in his roles as a Class Rep, Part Time Officer and SU President. We will provide information on all upcoming election dates and follow up with a Q & A session, where questions can be put to Students’ Union officers about all things elections and leadership! The event will end with a social at Sult from 8pm! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Become a 2018/19 CÉIM peer learning leader

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, and meet new people in a relaxed environment. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st year and 2nd year Geography students. Benefits: develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; boost your CV; meet new people; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 12 February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

Sin Issue 7

You can read the current issue of Sin Newspaper HERE. Email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com to get involved with the paper.

 

Vintage Clothes Fair Returns This Tuesday

We will have another Vintage Clothes Fair 11am-5pm Tuesday 30th of January in Áras na Mac Léinn. There’ll be loads of 80s+90s Vintage Fashion with the best trend led Street and Sportswear, Big Brands, Reworked and Accessories.

 

Bike Safety Day on Wednesday

NUI Galway Bike Safety Day is this Wednesday 31st of January. Look out for the volunteers giving out freebies to cyclists at campus entrances 8.30am-10am. Call to the SU Stand at Smokey’s 12pm-2pm to get free bike seat covers and free High Vis gear. We will also have bike lights on sale for just €2 each.

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 29th Jan 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 29th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 30th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC214 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Tues 30th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC215 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

For more details contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Need Books?

Check our second-hand bookshop here

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 20 Spaces Left!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

 

Upcoming FREE Courses at NUIG

  1. Mindfulness 7 week Course starts Weds 7th Feb 5pm-6.30pm OR 6.30pm-8pm in MY123, Áras Moyola. Learn skills to address anxiety and stress.
  2. Positive Mind-set & Resilience 4 week Course starts Tues 6th Feb 5:30pm -7pm in Psychology Building 1st floor, Group-room 1064. Explore practical tools for Positive Mind-set and Resilience in a safe, enjoyable and confidential group setting
  3. Managing Your Time & Workload Tues 6th Feb 7pm-8:30pm in GO10 Library Lobby. Gain control and balance of your time and life. Practical tools to work smarter – not harder.
  4. Note Taking & Study Skills Tues 6th Feb 5.30pm-7pm in G011 Library Lobby. Learn practical study skills that make a real difference. Practical note-taking for lectures and study.
  5. Exam Skills & Stress Management Tues 27th Feb 5:30pm–7pm in G010 Library Lobby. How to use past – exam papers. Smart tips and tricks to up your grades. Study/exam stress Management.

More information www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness-spring18

 

2018 Hardiman PhD Scholarships Scheme Application Deadline 5pm Friday 16th February

The Hardiman scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus your fees are paid for the 4 years. These Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise. You will find potential PhD supervisors at Find a Supervisor/ PhD

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

 

SHAG Week Comedy Hypnotist Tickets on Sale

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 12th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 from the SU/SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds from the gig will be going to Draíocht NUI Galway. This is part of our SHAG Week events so this show is not for the easily offended – you have been warned!

 

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day Tues 6th Feb in Áras na Mac Léinn

The event will run from 12noon to 3pm, with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. SUSI (Grants Authority) will also be in attendance. There will be over 60 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services. More information and pre-registration is available at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.

 

Me Too Campaign Survey

Survey available for all students to help with a video being made to raise awareness for the #MeToo sexual harassment campaign. The more students that participate the better so please take the time to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YS92Q6Z

 

Free Lunchtime Lecture Series

The NUIG School of Geography & Archaeology is running a FREE Spring Lunchtime Lecture Series every Monday at 1pm in the Town Hall Theatre Galway. All Welcome!

 

FREE Cloakroom Open Today

The SU FREE Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term beside the SU XL Shop.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic every Tues & Weds

The free STI Clinic is in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm. The clinic is by appointment only on a first come, first served basis. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

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

 

Give Blood in Galway

5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 30th January, Wednesday 31st January & Thursday 1st of February or 12pm-3.30pm Sunday 4th February in the Clybaun Hotel Galway.

 

Drugs.ie “Let’s Talk About Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition 2018.  

The Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk about Drugs’ National Media Awards Competition deadline is 9th April 2018. This year, we want students between 18 and 25 years of age to discuss Club Drugs and Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs). Winners in each category will receive a €250 One4All gift card and the overall winner will receive a prize of a €1,000 One4All gift card. More details and examples of previous winners at www.drugs.ie/awards

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets On Sale Now

NUI Galway student tickets now on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk for the following Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 19:35 Fri 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 19:35 Fri 16th Feb vs Zebre €15

 

Life Skills Courses Update

Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524 810 to register by credit card

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 17 – 11th January 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

David O’Doherty €5 Tickets on Sale Now

We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 22nd  of January 2018 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk now for just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! 

 

Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524 810 to register by credit card

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications Close 12noon Friday 19th January

Apply online here

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Weds 24th Jan

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2018 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 24th January in Áras na Mac Léinn with talks 12pm-8pm. Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

 

Exam Results

Semester 1 Exam PROVISIONAL Results will be published on Blackboard throughout January. Please check with your School/Discipline for exact release dates. These results will remain provisional until approved by the exam board. Exam Results FAQ

 

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 3rd Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 3rd February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Domestic Violence Response & AMACH! Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.

 

March with NUI Galway Students’ Union against Direct Provision

NUI Galway Students’ Union invites you to march with us against the Direct Provision system currently operating in Galway and around the country. At 1pm on Saturday 20th of January we will assemble at the Eglinton Direct Provision Centre in Salthill and march to the Great Western Direct Provision Centre off Eyre Square. For more information contact SU Equality Officer Clare on su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 40 Spaces Available!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 17th of February in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk.
Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

 

Would you like to be a part of our Students for Choice Taskforce? Applications are now open

This Taskforce will feed into the national Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Students for Choice Taskforce, and will campaign on and off campus for a Repeal of the 8th amendment. It will comprise of 8-12 members and will also have a separate group of volunteers.

NUI Galway Students’ Union has a mandate to be Pro Choice following referenda held by the Student body in 2013, and again in 2014.

Applications will close at 5pm on Thursday 18th of January. Any questions, please email Megan on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets On Sale Now

NUI Galway student tickets now on sale in the SU and the SU Engineering Desk for the following Connacht Rugby home matches:

  • 14:30 Sat 20th Jan vs Oyonnax €20
  • 19:35 Fri 9th Feb vs Ospreys €20
  • 19:35 Fri 16th Feb vs Zebre €15

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 22nd Jan 6pm – 8pm AM250 O’Heocha Theatre Arts Millennium SU Council
Weds 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 25th Jan 6pm – 7pm MY124 Classroom 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

For more information contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Learn Sign Language

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 31st Jan – Weds 18th April
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 1st Feb – Thurs 19th April

(No Classes week of 26th March or 2nd April – Easter Break)

 

Want to be on the Radio?

Flirt FM Galway’s only alternative and student radio station will be running free induction sessions for anyone interested in getting involved. Induction Sessions (duration: 60 min) will take place 6pm Monday 22nd of January and 7pm Monday 29th of January in the Large Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

ALIVE Welcome Workshops

All welcome along to the introduction to the ALIVE workshops. Includes: how to get started community volunteering in Galway; how to apply for the annual award from the President; and what to expect with volunteering. 5pm & 6pm Monday 22nd of January and repeated 5pm & 6pm Tuesday 23rd of January in the View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

EIL Travel Scholarship for Community Engagement

ALIVE and the Mature Students Offices have teamed up to bring NUI Galway students a unique opportunity for a travel scholarship for summer 2018. Applicants should have extensive experience in volunteering and engaging with communities and be interested in learning from international community projects.

 

Want to Talk Science?

Applications are now open for the third annual Galway regional heat of the FameLab International “Talking Science” Competition which will take place in in An Taibhdhearc Theatre on Thursday the 1st of March. Competitors have three minutes to speak (without slides) to a general audience about any scientific topic. The top two contestants in the Galway heat will be invited to a weekend Science Communication Masterclass in Dublin on March 24th-25th, and will compete in the FameLab Ireland final on Thursday April 12th at the Science Gallery in Dublin. The winner will represent Ireland at the FameLab international finals at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
All members of the NUI Galway STEM community are invited to consider participating in the Galway heat and a training session will take place on Feb 7th, 6pm. The deadline for entering the competition is 16th of Feb.

Invitation to FREE Premiere Screening of Unrest

You are cordially invited to the free Galway premiere screening of the International award-winning film, Unrest, which will be taking place 5pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 16th January in the ILAS Auditorium, NUIG.  The film, which is about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is being screened as part of a worldwide awareness raising campaign, #TimeforUnrest. Refreshments will be offered before and after the screening.

Get your free ticket here

 

Help Develop the New EU Youth Strategy

If you are aged between 15-30 years old and are interested in getting involved in making a positive change in Ireland and Europe sign up before Mon 22nd Jan to attend this meeting of young people to contribute thoughts and ideas to the new EU Youth Strategy.

There will also be an opportunity to apply and become one of the Irish delegation to the next EU Youth Conference in Bulgaria 16 – 19 April 2018.

 

Repeal the 8th IADTSU Taskforce Exhibition Open Call 2018

Open call for an exhibition of art related to and in support of the current Repeal the 8th campaign. Applicants must be in attendance of a USI institute. Works will be chosen by a panel. Works can be in any medium, paint, film, mixed media, sculpture, photography, performance, installation, writing, etc.

Please email images of your work/video links to repealtaskforceexhibition@gmail.com by 31st of January 2018, 5pm.

 

Student Multimedia Awards 2018

Are you interested in creating original, inspiring content encouraging students and staff to walk, cycle, use public transport or car share? Videos, posters, audio, installation or any other form of media are welcome. Closing date is 2nd March 2018

 

The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships

The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study at Notre Dame. Applications are due by Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

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.

SU Weekly Email 16 – 14th December 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of 2017!

 

Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

Sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register by credit card

 

Orange Student Leap Cards Expiring 31st Dec

Remember the orange Student Leap Cards expire on the 31st of December so make sure you call in to get the new purple card in the SU Office before we close/you head home for Christmas. It costs €10, we take your photo and it’s valid until 31st December 2018.

 

David O’Doherty €5 Tickets on Sale Now

We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 22nd  of January 2018 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are on sale in the SU now for just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! 

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications Close Friday 12th of January

Online applications are now open for the semester 2 Financial Aid Fund and they close on Friday 12th of January. More information available here.

 

The year ahead

Fri 12th Jan Financial Aid Fund Applications Close
Mon 15th Jan Teaching Begins
Weds 17th Jan Clubs & Socs Day
Mon 22nd Jan SU Council
Mon 22nd Jan SU Charity Comedy with David O’Doherty
Weds 24th Jan SU Working & Traveling Abroad Fair
Weds 24th Jan Commerce Ball
Mon 29th Jan – Fri 2nd Feb SU Mental Health Week
Tues 30th Jan SU Vintage Clothes Fair
Weds 31st Jan Deadline for Fees Payment Semester 2
Weds 31st Jan Engineering & Nursing Ball
Sat 3rd Feb SU Charity Collection Day
Weds 7th Feb Arts Ball
Mon 12th – Fri 16th Feb SU SHAG Week
Mon 12th Feb SU Comedy with Michael McCoy
Mon 12th Feb SU Council
Tues 13th – Thurs 15th Feb Blood Donation Clinic
Sat 17th Feb SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb
Thurs 22nd Feb TBC SU RSA Shuttle
Thurs 22nd Feb SU Full Time Election Nominations OPEN
Mon 26th Feb – Fri 23rd March SU Marchathon Challenge
Thurs 1st March SU Part Time Nominations OPEN
Mon 5th March SU Council
Thurs 8th March SU Full Time Officer Elections
Thurs 15th March SU Part Time Officer Elections
Thurs 22nd March Societies Awards
Sat 24th March Teaching Ends Before Easter Holidays
Mon 26th – Thurs 29th March Field Trips
Mon 2nd – Sat 7th April Easter Holidays
Mon 9th April Teaching Resumes after Easter Holidays
Saturday 21st April Teaching Ends
Mon 23rd – Sat 28th April Study Week
Mon 30th April-Thurs 17th May Exams

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Saturday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Cloakroom Open TODAY

Don’t forget the FREE SU Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm during term if you need to leave your stuff somewhere safe during the exams.

 

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

We will be holding another free 2 day ASIST Course 9am-5pm on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of February 2018. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living. If you want to sign up for the course please call to the SU Office to register and pay the €10 refundable deposit. Spaces are limited.

 

2018 Hardiman PhD Scholarships Scheme for New PhD Students is Open

The Hardiman scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus your fees are paid for the 4 years. These Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise.
You will find potential PhD supervisors at Find a Supervisor/ PhD

Applications close at 5pm 16th February 2018. Scholarships begin 1st September 2018.

All information relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

 

Learn Sign Language

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524 810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 30th Jan – Tues 17th April

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 31st Jan – Weds 18th April
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 1st Feb – Thurs 19th April

(No Classes week of 26th March or 2nd April – Easter Break)

 

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Scheduled 12 hour downtime for Blackboard Service Mon 18th Dec 19:30
Essential upgrade work is required and will begin on the NUI Galway Blackboard service at 19:30 on the evening of Monday 18th December. The downtime will extend for 12 hours.
During this period the Blackboard service (including Turnitin, Blackboard Mobile, Skills4Study, etc.) will be unavailable. If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk Tel. 091 495 777 Email servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

 

Volunteer with us in 2018!

We are looking for more volunteers to help us raise funds for Domestic Violence Response and AMACH! LGBT in 2018. Here’s the events we have planned and we need as much help as possible so email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to get involved!

  1. SU Charity Comedy Gig with David O’Doherty Monday 22nd January
  2. SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 3rd February
  3. SU Croagh Patrick Climb with NUIG Mountaineering Club Saturday 17th February

All volunteers who help out can include time spent volunteering in their ALIVE Student Volunteer Certificate Application.

 

Speaker applications for Soapbox Science 2018 Are Open

Soapbox Science is grass-roots science outreach organisation that brings cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science. We place inspirational speakers on soapboxes and encourage them to engage in and start conversations with the public about their work.

 

Deadline for submissions to ROPES 2018 is 24th Dec

ROPES Literary journal is accepting submissions of prose, poetry, art and photography relation to the theme “Sparks”. ROPES is published by students of the NUI Galway MA in Literature & Publishing and all proceeds go to Jigsaw Galway. For more info please contact ropeslitmag.info@gmail.com and check here.

 

Are you a young change maker, youth leader?

Are you a young person/youth worker who is interested in International youth work?

If so, apply here for a chance to join a group of young people from all across Ireland who will attend the Yo!Fest at the European Youth Event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France in June 2018!

 

What are the biggest issues and challenges that you face?

Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates are undertaking a short survey of young people and the youth sector to get YOUR views on issues affecting young people in Ireland and how we might tackle these. Please complete their survey here. Deadline 12th January.

 

Grants For Undergrads To Study Civic Engagement In The USA

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for European Students. During June-July 2018, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to examine Civic Engagement in the U.S, hosted by the University of South Carolina.

The Deadline for applications is 5pm on 4th January 2018

 

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.

 

Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2017

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 16th December 2017 to Sunday 14th of January 2018 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 15th of January 2018. Academic Dates for the rest of 2017/18 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 4.00pm on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 8th Jan. Reduced opening hours Mon 18th Dec – Thurs 21st Dec 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 15th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 15th of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 18th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8am-5pm.
  • Sult will close at 12pm on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 15th Dec and will reopen on Mon 15th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Thurs 21st Dec and reopen Wed 3rd Jan 8.30am-5pm.
  • The Wall Café will be 9am to 3pm over the Christmas period except closed 23rd to 26th Dec inclusive & closed 30th Dec to 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The James Hardiman Library will have reduced hours Fri 15th Dec to Fri 22nd of Dec 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri. Closed Sat/Sun. The Library will be closed Sat 23rd Dec to Tues 2nd Jan inclusive. Weds 3rd Jan- Sun 14th Jan reduced hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30 Sat/Sun Closed.
  • The Reading Room will only be closed on Mon 25th and Tues 26th of December.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Weds 20th Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 23rd of Jan.
  • Flirt FM will be off air from 10th December to Mon 15th Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 22nd Dec and will reopen on Mon 8th Jan.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Fri 1st of Dec and will reopen in Jan 2018.
  • SUMS will be closed from Mon 11th of Dec and will reopen on Mon 29th of Jan.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access over the holidays check HERE

 

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

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

See you all in 2018!

SU Weekly Email 13 – 23rd November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit on Wednesday!

11am-4pm Wednesday 29th of November at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

 

Extended Weekend Opening Hours in Library Start This Weekend

After long negotiations we’ve secured extended weekend opening hours of James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway during the Christmas exams. If there is good uptake for this trial period then the extended weekend hours will remain for the summer exams too – so use it or lose it!

The extended opening hours will be Saturday 08.30-21.00 (normally 08.30-17.30) and Sunday 10.00-21.00 (normally 10.00-17.30) for the following weekends:

  • Sat 25th/Sun 26th Nov;
  • Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd Dec;
  • Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec.

 

Are you well? Keeping well around exam time
Exams can be the most stressful time of the year; and a lot of peoples’ routines tend to change dramatically. Here’s some tips to help you keep yourself well during exam season.

  1. Don’t isolate yourself
    Exam time can be very lonely as people go off studying on their own. Try to make a conscious effort to meet up with friends, or plan something nice at the end of a day of study with others. Socialising with others is crucial around this time. Cutting yourself off from the world is not a good idea.
  2. Don’t be a hero
    Surviving on 2 hours sleep and 7 cans of red bull is not the way the human body was meant to function. Schedule in some sanity breaks and exercise during your day – a 30 minute walk can work wonders.
  3. Eat regularly
    You don’t have to eat like a nutritionist, but eating three meals a day and getting in some healthy snacks will keep you on track. Food fuels your body, so if you’re constantly eating junk you won’t feel great.
  4. Sleep regularly
    Many people completely change their sleep patterns during exam time. If you can, try to fit in 7-8 hours’ sleep and follow a routine. It will help you when exams start.
  5. Stay hydrated
    Water is your friend!
  6. Talk to friends and look out for each other
    You might notice some friends or classmates struggling at this time. Maybe they need to be pointed in the direction of one of the support services listed below.
  7. Ask for help if you need it
    • NUIG Health Unit: Walk in service Mon-Fri 9.15am- 12.30am & 2.30pm- 4.30pm
    • NUIG Counselling Service: Drop in Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm, counselling@nuigalway.ie
    • Chaplains: chaplains@nuigalway.ie 091 495 055
    • SU Education Officer Andrew Forde: su.education@nuigalway.ie  086 385 3658
    • SU Welfare Officer Megan Reilly: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie  086 385 3659

 

Christmas Exams buses with City Direct Bus Company

€2 Per Journey for Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel). Monday 4th December-Thursday 14th December 2017

  • Leaving University Road: 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40 & 18:40

 

Sin Issue 6

Catch up on all the NUIG news with issue 6 of Sin newspaper here!

 

NUIG Student Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now

  • Connacht vs Brive 3pm Saturday 16th December €20
  • Connacht vs Ulster 7.35pm Friday 23rd December €20

On sale in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. NUIG Student ID Required. Tickets are for Bohermore Terrace.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1.30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

Galway Summer of a Lifetime Tour

Looking for opportunities to broaden your horizons, CV and life experience next summer? Well how do you feel about earning $1850 working at a summer camp in the USA, volunteering in the Maldives, washing elephants in Cambodia or teaching sports to under privileged children in South Africa in 2018? Come along and find out further information 12.30pm-1.30pm on Tuesday 5th December about the life changing work and travel opportunities we have available at the Camp Group’s summer opportunities city tour in The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Need Help?

 

Porn Scene questionnaire

I am inviting students who are over the age of 18 to take part in my research by filling out this anonymous online survey. In this questionnaire you will be asked to read short, sexually explicit porn scenes, answer questions about your sexual history, sex education and attitudes toward sexual experiences. Please be advised that some questions or porn scenes described may cause some participants distress. You can withdraw your participation at any time and can skip any question that you do not want to answer.

 

Win up to €1,500 in a Film Competition

The “Think Before You Flush” film competition is open to all budding 3rd level film makers and there is the possibility to win up to €1,500 for a 1 -2 minute campaign video.

More Details.

 

The Civic University Symposium 10am-4pm Sat 2nd Dec

What is the purpose of higher education? This event aims to initiate a conversation about the transformations in higher education, its role in society and the community and how can we reimagine the university, its spaces, mission, activities and purposes, with equality, inclusion and rights as fundamental commitments. Keynote speech from Prof Vanessa Andreotti and contributions from Prof Ronaldo Munck and Dr Karen Pashby. The event is free and open to all, but spaces are limited so please RSVP HERE.

 

Sonic Sea Screening

GMIT in collaboration with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) will host a screening of Sonic Sea. Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary, narrated by Rachel McAdams, about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The screening will take place at the GMIT, Dublin Road Campus, in Theatre 1000 at 19:30 on Wednesday 29th November. This screening is open to anyone interested in learning about the effects of sound in our oceans. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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 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 10 – 2nd November 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Not Registered to Vote Yet? You still have time!

Check the Draft Register of Electors BEFORE Saturday 25th of November at www.checktheregister.ie – if you’re not on the register or your details are incorrect grab a form in the SU Office and get yourself ready to vote! Look out for our volunteers around the concourse 12pm-3pm TODAY who will also get you registered.

 

NUIG SU RUNDAY! Register Now!

Run, jog, walk or crawl charity 5k at NUI Galway 10am Sunday 12th of November.  All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

SIGN UP HERE. Chip Timed and goodie bags will be provided to all competitors. Free training programme available on our website here.

 

Vintage Fair Wednesday

Our mega pop-up Vintage Clothing Fair is back 11am-5pm this Wednesday 8th November in Áras na Mac Léinn. This huge handpicked vintage and rework sale will have the best branded 80s+90s wavy garms at teeny tiny prices!

 

Charity Christmas Day: Thurs 16th November

Deck the halls and jingle your bells! The biggest charity event of semester 1 is upon us! Featuring Christmas Dinner, Santa, Christmas jumpers, tinsel, good cheer, cheesy Christmas tunes, DJs and lots of festive surprises from 10am at Sult NUI Galway. €5 wristbands for entry to Electric Garden & Theatre or 44ClubGalway at 10pm on sale from the SU Office and SU Engineering Desk SOON! All proceeds go to Domestic Violence Response & AMACH!

Exams

We know it’s very early to mention the E word – but you have been asking! Exam timetables are due to be released online at 12noon on Friday 10th of November. Semester 1 exams are scheduled for Monday 4th to Friday 15th December (inclusive).

 

Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit

11am-4pm Wednesday 29th of November at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, pigs, a llama, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

 

€5 Tickets to See Chris Kent and Steve Bennett

Our next €5 Comedy gig is Chris Kent and Steve Bennett at 8pm on Monday 20th of November. Tickets are on sale now in the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

 

Study Break Policy Starts Monday

Please note that the Library Study Break policy will be in operation from Monday 6th November to Friday 15th of December. If you leave your belongings unattended at a study desk for more than 1 hour other students have permission to move them and use the space. Grab an “I’m taking a study break” sheet at the library entrance to mark the time you go for a break.

 

NUIG v GMIT Fight Night Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the NUIG v GMIT Rumble in the Radisson on Weds 22nd November are on sale now from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. €15 students/€25 non-students.

 

FREE Porridge

Remember you can get free porridge every morning at Sult with your SU Card – while stocks last!

 

Sin Issue 4

Read issue 4 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to editor.sin@gmail.com

 

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day 12pm-3pm Tues 7th Nov 

The event takes place in the Bailey Allen Hall with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 60 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day

 

Connacht vs Cheetahs Tickets €20

We are selling reduced rate NUI Galway student tickets from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk for the match this Saturday 4th November.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Disclosure Training  FREE Course (10am-1.30pm Tues 7th Nov)
  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1,30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

NUI Galway Postgrad Open Day 12pm-3pm Tues 7th Nov  

The event takes place in the Bailey Allen Hall with short presentations taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 60 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services.

 

Pink Training Application Deadline 6pm this Friday 3rd November

Pink Training is an LGBTQ+ conference which is the biggest of its kind in Europe. Over three days there are workshops on various LGBTQ+ topics. This year Pink Training is on in NUIG from Friday the 17th of November until Sunday 19th of November. You need to be available to attend the whole weekend from 4pm on Friday until approximately 3pm on Sunday. Please fill out the link below if you wish to be a part of this fantastic event. https://goo.gl/forms/yti1WeLPEgq1eJXS2

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 6th Nov 6pm – 8pm Kirwan Theatre Concourse SU Council
Thurs 9th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

For more information contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic will reopen in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn every Tuesday & Wednesday evening 5pm-7pm during term. The clinic is by appointment only on a first come, first served basis. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

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 Upcoming Workshops

  • 6pm-7pm Tues 7th Nov: Troubled by Procrastination 1: Goal Setting and Motivation in AC215
  • 6pm-7pm Weds 8th Nov: Troubled by Procrastination 2: Putting off Procrastination in AC203
  • 7.30pm-8.30pm Weds 15th Nov: ‘Let’s talk about stammering’ Information evening for students affected by Stammering in The Bridge Room (1001), 1st Floor, Library Lobby

 

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

  • Scholarship for female Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Recipients will be invited to attend an all-expense paid retreat at a Google office in 2018 and will also gain access to a global community of scholars
  • Deadline: 11th December 2017

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee discussing The Future of Europe and talk on EU Jobs – open to students and academics from all disciplines.
  • Glen Dimplex & RBK Company Presentations
  • NYQUEST Camp Canada Information Stand and Presentation
  • Personal Statements workshop
  • Pop-up CV/Career/Further Studies Queries Clinic at Blackstone Launchpad

 

Washington Ireland Programme Info Event 6pm-7pm Tues 7th Nov in Bank of Ireland

The Washington Ireland Programme is a Leadership and Service programme that builds skills in engagement with civic and social issues through summer placements in Washington DC for current higher education students in Ireland.  For catering purposes drop us a line to let us know you can attend: alive@nuigalway.ie

 

Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Scholarship for Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD students with a disability studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  • Deadline: 1st December 2017

 

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 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 8 – 19th October 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week FREE Events!

Mon 23rd Oct

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

6pm-7pm Queer Sex Ed with GiG Soc, in the Art Room, Áras na Mac Léinn.

Tues 24th Oct

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

6pm-8pm Let’s Talk About Sex (Toys) – In conversation with Shawna Scott of Sex Siopa in AC202.

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult

Weds 25th Oct

11am-2pm Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Stand in Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm ‘Asking for it’ Consent workshop with FREE pizza in The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

Thurs 26th Oct

4pm-6pm Menstural Health Workshop in The Cube.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus. More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Equality Week FREE Events TODAY

  • 12pm-2pm The EqualiTeam will be handing out Repeal the 8th Amendment badges. Stop us to ask any questions.
  • 5pm Choice Soc will have speakers talking about why they are pro-choice and what repealing the 8th Amendment means to them. All are welcome in AC201.
  • 7pm-till late A Stevening with Steven Sharpe & Steve Bennett at Sult. FREE Admission, songs, pizza, comedy, games, guests and surprises.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union RUNDAY!

Run, jog, walk or crawl charity 5k at NUI Galway 10am Sunday 12th of November.  All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

Early Bird Sign up: €5 students or €10 staff/public until 31st October. SIGN UP HERE.

Chip Timed and goodie bags will be provided to all competitors. Free training programme available on our website here.

 

Win Tickets to See Chris Kent and Steve Bennett

Our next €5 Comedy gig is Chris Kent and Steve Bennett at 8pm on Monday 20th of November. If you’d like to win a pair of tickets just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your favourite photo of NUI Galway. We’ll announce a winner in the weekly email next week.

 

Anti-Racism Training €5 Next Wednesday

We still have some spaces left on our Anti-Racism training course next Wednesday 25th October with Galway One World Centre. This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”.

 

Extended Hours at FREE STI Clinic next Week

During SHAG Week the FREE STI Clinic will be open 5pm-7pm next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492 604.

 

Connacht Rugby Cheap Tickets!

We are selling reduced rate NUI Galway student tickets from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk for the following matches:

  • Connacht vs Worcester €20         Saturday 21st October
  • Connacht vs Cheetahs   €20         Saturday 4th November

NUI Galway student ID Required.

 

Poverty, Inc. FREE Film Screening

Award winning documentary looks at what happens to countries after an emergency and international aid step in. 5pm-7pm Tuesday 24th of October in CA005 Cairnes Building, Ground Floor. Sign up for food and learn more here.

 

NUIG Athletics Club Beginners Competition

6pm-7pm Thursday 26th October in Dangan. This is your chance to try out various events such as 100m, 800m, shot putt and long jump. There will be prizes for first male and female in each event.

 

Free Bike Lights Next Week

As part of the Smarter Travel Campus Light Up Your Life campaign we will have a limited amount of FREE bike lights available from the SU Office and the SU Engineering desk. Please note that these lights are suitable for use as back up only and should not be a cyclist’s primary set of bicycle lights.

 

Class Reps Meetings Next Week

Mon 23rd Oct 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 23rd Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Andrew at su.education@nuigalway.ie.

 

Sin Issue 3

Read issue 3 of Sin newspaper online HERE. If you are interested in helping with Sin drop a line to editor@sin.ie

 

8×8 FREE Festival at NUIG 23-27 October

The 8×8 Festival returns to NUIG (Oct 23-27) raising awareness of refugee rights and how everyday freedoms we take for granted are being denied to millions of humans around the world. As well as an outdoor photo exhibition we will be calling on students to sign a petition to make NUIG more accessible for refugees and asylum seekers. The week will also include a free screening of an inspiring short documentary, creative interactive activities to get you thinking and talking, guest speakers and speed-activism! All events are free and some even include some yummy treats!

 

Give Blood in Galway this October

  • 17:00-20:30 Thursday 19th & 12:00-15:30 Sunday 22nd October in the Clybaun Hotel
  • 17:00-20:30 Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October in the Menlo Park Hotel
  • 17:00-20:30 Tuesday 31st October in the Clayton Hotel

 

FREE Cloakroom Open Today!

The SU FREE Cloakroom is open every Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm this semester. It’s located beside the Students’ Union XL Shop near the Bialann.

 

Monday Massage For NUI Galway Students

Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30. Advance booking is essential, call or text Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

Life Skills Update

  • Cardiac First Responder Course  €40 (9am-1.30pm Thurs 2nd Nov)
  • Anti-Racism Training  €5  (10.15am-1.30pm Weds 25th Oct)
  • Disclosure Training  FREE Course (10am-1.30pm Tues 7th Nov)
  • Occupational First Aid Course  €100 (9am-5.30pm Fri 3rd Nov, Fri 10th Nov & Fri 17th Nov)
  • Child Protection Training  €15 (1pm-5pm Fri 24th Nov or 9.30am-1,30pm Sat 25th Nov)

More information is available here: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

Visit your secondary school as an Ambassador

The programme was created because it was felt that current students are the best people to help break down any myths or barriers that secondary students may have about university.

To volunteer please sign up online 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 Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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