Students’ Union Organise GE2020 Information Day
NUI Galway Students’ Union will be hosting two major events on Tuesday 4th of February to help their 19,000 student members to decide who to vote for in the General Election on the 8th of February.
The first event is a live broadcast of the Moncrieff show on Newstalk FM from campus. The live student audience will be voicing their concerns about climate change and what they think politicians should be doing about it. This event is a collaboration with SpunOut.ie, NYCI and USI taking place 1.30pm-4pm in The View in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free tickets are available here.
The second event will see a hustings of the Galway election candidates where students can discuss their party’s policies on housing, healthcare, education, transport, work, direct provision and public services. This event is in collaboration with ONE Galway and GMIT Students’ Union and will take place from 7.30pm in the Kirwan Theatre. Free tickets are available here.
Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “We have registered thousands of NUI Galway students to vote again this year and we want them to be as informed as possible when they go to vote on the 8th of February. Our student members are more engaged than ever and are adamant that the next Government address their concerns regarding accommodation, funding for education, climate change, healthcare and direct provision.”
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The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 27th January in Áras na Mac Léinn. This event brings together J1 Visa Companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies and internships/training companies to help you plan your best summer ever!
Exhibitors Include: Alive NUI Galway, Bank of Ireland, AIESEC Ireland, Camp Leaders Ireland, Campus France Ireland, Junior Chamber International, Partnership International, SAYIT J1 USA, TaxBack.com, Travel Bug Ltd., USIT Ireland.
Market Stalls (because you can’t plan your summer on an empty stomach!): The Dough Bro’s Pizza, Boxty’s Load It, Men at Wok, The Pancake Factory, Brown Bag Donuts.
NUIG Alumni Election Today
Voting takes place today Thursday 21st of January from 11am-11pm by email vote to elect the NUIG Alumni member of Údarás na hOllscoile NUI Galway.
All NUI Galway Alumni who have registered with the Alumni Office should receive an email from the Alumni office this morning with a link to vote.
#MakeASmartVote General Election Hustings 7pm thisTues 26th January
This event is open to everyone who wishes to #MakeASmartVote in the upcoming General Elections. The hustings will be hosted by the USI at 7pm Tuesday 26th January in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, NUI Galway.
Each political party has been invited to send a representative to represent their party’s views on the defining issues facing students.Students and youth organisations will be able to submit questions in advance or via social media on #MakeASmartVote and candidates will be announced as they are confirmed!
SHAG Week Hypnotist Tickets €5 on Sale NOW!
Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 8th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.
Take 2 Minute Survey & Win €50 SU Card Credit
Please take two minutes to complete our survey about the Students’ Union Website and you could win €50 SU Card credit to spend in the College Bar, Smokey’s, the SU Shop, the Wall or Caife na Gaeilge! Take Survey.
Semester 1 Exam Results will remain “provisional” until exam boards meet at the end of semester 2. The Examinations Office does not release provisional results.
Provisional results for Semester 1 exams may be available to students via Blackboard. Please note that not all students will receive provisional results for Semester 1 exams. If provisional results are not available to you via Blackboard by the first week in February, please consult with your lecturer for advice. Undergraduate Results: Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released between Tuesday, 14th and Friday 24th June by the Exams Office
Postgraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results will be released on Friday 1st July.
NUIG Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale now in the SU
- Connacht vs Enisei-STM 3pm Saturday 23rd January 2016 €15
- Connacht vs Scarlets 3pm Saturday 30th January 2016 €10
EIPIC Free Screening TONIGHT!
Cuirfidh TG4 & UCÉ fáilte romhat chuig taispeántas ar shraith nua teilifíse EIPIC.
TG4 & BAI invite you to a preview of the brand new drama series EIPIC. Refreshments will be served.
The free viewing takes place at 7pm on Thursday 21st of January in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway.
SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 50 Spaces Available!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 27th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing email@example.com Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.
New Smoke-Free Zones
Would you like to be a Smoke-Free Ambassador and help spread the word about our new smoke-free zones? Please click here to register your interest.
SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training now!
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan.
Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and The Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants.
Life Skills 2016 Enrolment Now Open
- Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 5th, Friday 12th and Friday 19th February
- Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 18th February
- 2 Day ASIST Course
You can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.
FREE Time Management Workshop 6.30pm Tues 26th Jan
Gain control of your time and life in this 1 hour workshop. 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 26th January in AC202. Spaces are free but limited. Book your space with email@example.com or just show up on the night.
NUI Galway we need your heads! (Again!)
NUI Galway Shave or Dye will take place on Tuesday 16th of February and we need volunteers to donate their heads to be shaved or dyed on the day. We also need volunteers to help out with the promotion and running of the event. All funds raised on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.
If you want to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations open soon for the NUI Galway Students’ Union Officer Elections! If you are interested in running for one of the 15 SU Officer positions please give us a shout on email@example.com or see our website for more information.
Galway Talk to Your TD Training this Sunday 10.30am
The Abortion Rights Campaign along with Galway Pro-Choice are offering you a FREE training in how to talk to your elected representatives. The ‘Talk to your TD Training’ will give you the skills that you need in the run up to the General Election to ensure that #Repealthe8th is a RED LINE ISSUE. More information.
Societies Spring Programme Launch
At 1pm on Monday 25th of January the Societies Office will launch their 2016 Spring Programme and their 2015 Yearbook in the Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn. All are welcome to attend – RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Morning Galwayville – the Cube, Áras Na Mac Léinn NUIG Wednesday January 27th 6:30am – 10am– MC Hector Ó hEochagáin
There is a global awareness of the mental and physical health benefits in early morning dancing. Events are being held all over the world where people get up early and dance before work and its becoming an extremely popular and common event in big cities. Dancing is a way to exercise, connect to your deepest self, to feel free, to let go of pent up energy and one of the best ways to start a day. We are organising this morning session for those of you who would like to “dance your way into the day” full of health and vitality. It is obviously a sober event and there will be yoga, massage, healthy snacks and drinks and all kinds of wonderful things there. The event starts at 6:30am – 10am. Costs are €3 for students and €10 for others. Includes DJ Will Softly, herbal teas/healthy snacks from The Secret Garden Café and free Yoga with Paul Hardiman at 7am and 8:30am – one energetic class and one deep slow stretchy class
FREE Facilitated Support and Skills Groups Book Now Via Email
- Stress Management Group: Wednesdays 2pm–3.30pm starting Wed 27th Jan booking: email@example.com
- Assertiveness and Confidence Building: Wednesdays 4pm-5.30pm starting Wed 27th Jan booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Belonging and Overcoming Isolation: Mondays 6.30pm–8pm starting Mon 1st Feb booking: email@example.com
- Managing Moods: Tuesdays 6.30pm–8pm starting Tues 2nd Feb booking: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- PhD Support Group: Tuesdays 6.30pm–8pm starting Tues 2nd Feb booking: mailto:email@example.com
- Mindfulness Skills: Wednesdays 5pm–6.30pm starting Weds 3rd Feb or Thursdays 11.30am–1pm starting Thurs 4th Feb booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Positive Mind-Set, Mental Fitness and Resilience: Mondays 5pm–6.30pm starting Mon 8th Feb booking: mailto:email@example.com
- Loss and Grief: Tuesdays 5pm – 6.30 starting 16th Feb booking: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- LGBTQ/PLUTO Group (People Like Us Together and Out): Tuesdays 6.30pm–8pm starting Tues 23rd Feb booking: mailto:email@example.com
- Transgender Support Group (Questioning/Process/Transition): Tuesdays 2pm–3.30pm starting Tue 23rd Feb booking: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service
Upcoming Class Reps Meetings
Mon 25th Jan
6pm – 7pm
Tues 26th Jan
6pm – 7pm
Health Sciences Council
For any queries please contact Rebecca on email@example.com
Sin Issue 7
Nominations close 12pm TOMORROW for election of a Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile NUI Galway
Nomination are to be received in writing ( Gearóid Ó Conluain in Room A131, Quadrangle) by 12.00 noon on Friday, January 22, 2016. Each nomination must be on a Nomination Paper signed by two postgraduate students and also signed by the candidate. The names of the candidates will be notified to voters as soon as possible thereafter.
Election Procedure: The election will be conducted by ballot, if necessary, of the postgraduate students on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in the Concourse from 10.00 to 21.00.
Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day
We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 6th of February.
The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Second Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
NUI Galway’s Undergrad Research Conference will take place on 23 March, 2016. Registration is now open for attending and presenting at the conference. To find out more please visit our website.
We are also looking for enthusiastic undergraduates who would like to volunteer for the organising committee! In addition to meeting great like-minded people from across a wide range of disciplines on campus, all committee members will be awarded an ALIVE certificate for their participation. You will gain experience in behind the scenes, learning what it takes to run a conference – great addition to any CV! Contact us today to get involved at: email@example.com
NUIG Postgrad Open Day 12pm-4pm Weds 3rd Feb
The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 3rd February in Áras na Mac Léinn 12pm-4pm. Presentations taking place during the day will cover such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 80 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.
You can pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day or just turn up and register on the day.
Pat Kenny Show 8th Amendment Debate this Friday
NUI Galway’s Literary and Debating Society will debate the 8th Amendment live on Newstalk radio’s Pat Kenny Show this Friday, 22nd January from 10.30am to 12.30pm from the Radisson Hotel, Galway. The Pat Kenny Show would like to invite NUI Galway students to come along and be part of a live audience during and after the debate.
If you are interested in coming along please email Gwen O’Sullivan at NUI Galway’s Press Office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Student participants needed for mindfulness study
You are invited to take part in a research study which involves evaluating the effects of a 6-week mindfulness meditation intervention on cognitive ability. Participants will spend 6-weeks learning about the concept and practice of mindfulness using Headspace, an app which runs on all major smartphones, tablets and web browsers and will be in with a chance to win a €100 voucher
For more information and to complete the screening form here
‘Germans and Jews Today: Living with the Holocaust?’
Public Lecture by Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Registrar & Deputy President 6.30pm Wednesday, January 27 in Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Lecture Theatre, AM150, Arts Millennium Building.
More information: https://www.nuigalway.ie/mooreinstitute/
Ros na Rún Auditions
Ros na Rún will be holding open auditions on Friday 29th January in room 211 in Áras na nGael, NUI Galway. Contact 091-558400 or e-mail email@example.com for further details.
Calling all Students – Get your work published in Hot Press and win other great prizes!
Write Here, Write Now is an exciting writing competition that aims to uncover the best new young writing talent in the country. All you have to do is write a story of Ireland in no more than 500 words – you can be as creative as you like! For further information go to https://www.hotpress.com/writeherewritenow/ and don’t miss out this exciting opportunity to get ahead in the writing game!
4 Spaces Available on Global Awareness Programme
The Global Awareness Programme (GAP) in partnership with the Global Citizen Award is an exciting training, volunteering and awareness raising project based on 4 of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Volunteer for 8 weeks in a global goals-based project on an Quality Education, Good Health, Gender Equality or Life on Land placement in Thailand, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala or South Africa.
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.