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Students’ Union Invite Applications to Annual Charity Fund

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Students’ Union Invite Applications to Annual Charity Fund

NUI Galway Students’ Union has opened the application process for Charities wishing to be considered as beneficiaries for its annual fundraising campaign for 2019/20. Last year students took part in cake sales, table quizzes, a Christmas jumper party, comedy gigs, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €11,500 for charity in the process!

All of the money raised from these events was donated to the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2018/19 – Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway.

Application forms for the 2019/20 fund are available here: NUIG SU Charity Application Form 2019 and the closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 4th of September 2019. Please note that any canvassing will automatically disqualify your charity from this process.

Clare Austick, Students’ Union President said: “Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities. This year we hope to raise even more money for good causes.”

 

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Urges Caution Booking Student Accommodation

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Urges Caution Booking Student Accommodation

 

With the first round of CAO Offers being issued this Thursday thousands of students across the country will now find themselves looking for accommodation for the 2019/20 academic year. Housing for students has been an issue in the past and NUI Galway Students’ Union urges students to be cautious before committing to a private residence this year. Before rushing into signing a lease/contract it is extremely important to make sure the property fits the needs of all tenants and to look out for rental scams. There are properties available so don’t panic and make sure you keep a close eye on all the accommodation websites especially www.nuigstudentpad.ie

Here are some handy tips:

  1. Be aware of the following rental scams: Scammer claims to be out of the country so can’t show you the property but requests a deposit. Scammer is living at the property, and shows a number of people around. They get a deposit from several people and then flee with the cash. The transaction appears to have gone smoothly until the renter finds that the keys don’t work and the landlord has disappeared.
  2. Take your time when viewing a property. Ensure all the necessities are there e.g. washing machine, furnishings etc. Check that all gas and electrical appliances are in good working order.
  3. Take photos of the property and make sure to highlight any damages already there e.g. Cigarette burns, carpet stains etc.
  4. If there are any repairs to be made in the property, be sure to get it in writing from the landlord or agency that these problems will be rectified before handing over your deposit.
  5. Avoid paying the deposit in cash and ensure you get a receipt for any moneys exchanged. You are legally entitled to a receipt so make sure to insist on one.
  6. Request a viewing prior to the move in date to ensure that all outstanding issues have been rectified.
  7. Ensure the house is well ventilated and that heating sources are identified prior to signing a contract/lease.
  8. Insist that a building energy rating (BER) certificate is provided prior to signing the contract. This will help you know how cold the house is likely to get and will give you an idea of the cost for heating.
  9. Ensure you are clear on the duration of the tenancy. If you sign a lease and leave early you may be liable to pay outstanding rent even though you are no longer living there.
  10. Make sure it’s clearly outlined in your lease which utility bills you must pay.
  11. Take out contents insurance as the landlord’s policy will not cover your personal possessions.
  12. Make sure to get your free rent book from the Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “Finding accommodation can be extremely stressful and people tend to rush into it. It is paramount that you follow these guidelines to avoid scams and ensure that the house you live in will be sustainable for you and your friends. Never rush into getting accommodation, be cautious and insist on receipts and any repairs where necessary. This will be where you stay for at least nine months so make sure you have all the necessities before making any commitments. Students still seeking accommodation should check www.nuigstudentpad.ie

 

 

 

 

Exam Results Summer 2019

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Exam Results Important Dates 2019: 

  • 17th – 24th June Undergrad Exam Results Released Online
  • 28th June Undergrad Consultation Day (Contact School/College Office in advance)
  • 2nd July Postgrad Exam Results Released
  • 4th July Undergrad Exam Appeal Deadline
  • 5th July Postgrad Consultation Day (Contact School/College Office in advance)
  • 10th July Postgrad Exam Appeal Deadline
  • 11th July Autumn/Repeat Exam Timetable Released
  • 6th-16th Aug Autumn/Repeat Exams
  • 30th Aug Undergrad Autumn Exam Results Released
  • 6th Sept Undergrad Autumn Appeal Deadline
  • 10th Sept Postgrad Autumn Exam Results Released
  • 17th Sept Postgrad Autumn Appeal Deadline

More information is available from the Examinations Office Website HERE

We are Recruiting: Sin Editor

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We are Recruiting: Sin Editor

 

Sin Newspaper is the official Student Newspaper of NUI Galway. A fortnightly publication published by the Students’ Union, the paper includes a mix of campus news, features, sport and reviews.

Sin.ie is the online information resource of NUI Galway Students’ Union. The website will include up to date news and features and will be a comprehensive information and resource centre for NUI Galway students with regards to college and local news in particular.

The Sin Editor will be a self starter who works well with others and has particular strengths in working with, and motivating a team of volunteers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, direct and motivate a team of voluntary sub editors and writers
  • Overall responsibility for sourcing newspaper and website content
  • Maintain a high standard of writing in both Sin Newspaper and Sin Website
  • Edit 12 issues of Sin Newspaper in conjunction with the Students’ Union
  • Update Sin.ie website and social media platforms regularly with news, features etc
  • Work with the Graphic Designer to ensure consistent design and layout
  • Develop links with other student publications to facilitate sharing of information and resources
  • Oversee distribution of Sin Newspaper across campus
  • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time

Remuneration

€500 stipend per issue

Applications

Please include the following:

  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • CV
  • A sample proposal outlining a plan of action of how you would manage Sin Newspaper over the next academic year. This should include your plans for writer recruitment and retention, format of Sin, general promotion of Sin, and your ideas for distributing Sin for maximum readership

 

Applications by email only to: recruitment@su.nuigalway.ie

Closing date:            5:00pm Thursday 20th June 2019

Interviews:              Tuesday 25th June 2019

We Are Recruiting: Peer Learning Intern

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We are Recruiting: Peer Learning Intern

NUI Galway Students’ Union seeks a friendly, energetic and goal-oriented Intern to provide support to existing staff on its CÉIM academic peer learning programme. This is a varied role in which the successful candidate will be required to work closely with diverse partners including students and academic staff to help ensure the effective delivery of CÉIM.

About CÉIM
CÉIM is an academic peer support scheme based on the Peer Assisted Study Sessions / Peer Assisted Learning (PASS/PAL) model. CÉIM supports 1st year students’ transition to higher education, health and wellbeing, academic success, progression and development of transferable skills. Delivered via a partnership between students, academic staff and the Students’ Union, CÉIM will be offered to approximately 1,500 or nearly 50% of NUI Galway 1st year students from September 2019. See further information on www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

The Intern will be employed by NUI Galway Students’ Union on a fixed-term part-time contract (3 days per week).

Contract duration: Mid-August 2019 – Late April 2020
Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (7 hours per day)

Job Description

  • Handle day-to-day tasks to ensure the smooth running of CÉIM.
  • Provide general programme and administrative support.
  • Organise materials for student leaders, weekly meetings and training.
  • Provide support to individual students and groups of students.
  • Attend weekly meetings with students and academic staff.
  • Support the CÉIM Director and CÉIM Administrator with various duties as they arise.

 

Requirements

  • Understanding of the CÉIM programme, and an interest in supporting students to make the most of their time at university.
  • Strong organisational and administration skills.
  • Experienced Microsoft Office user.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Friendly and professional manner with the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Highly adaptable with a solution-oriented outlook.
  • Excellent work ethic and commitment to deadlines and deliverables.
  • The capacity to acquire new skills and apply them to the role.

 

Applications

Applications must include:

  • Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the post and why you are interested in the post.
  • Curriculum Vitae.

 

Applications via email to:

Chris Newell

General Manager

NUI Galway Students’ Union

recruitment@su.nuigalway.ie

Closing date: 5:00pm, Friday, 24 May 2019
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on: Wednesday, 12 June 2019

SU Weekly Email 31 – 2nd May 2019

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.

 

Open all Summer

The SU Office is open all summer (except Bank Holidays) Monday-Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm. Call in for Student Leap Cards, free stuff and advice!

 

Locker Key Return Deadline next Fri 10th May

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out and key returned before 5pm on Friday 10th of May to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open 10am-5pm Monday – Friday. Any items left in the locker after this date will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. Lockers for 2019/20 will go on sale 10am Monday 2nd September on the SU Website. Lockers for 2019/20 on sale Monday 2nd September

 

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday

Reminder that the last chance to get registered to vote in the upcoming local/European elections and the Divorce Referendum is this Tuesday 7th of May. You completed application form stamped by a Garda must be submitted to your City/County Council by this date. If you’ll be in Galway city to vote on the 24th of May then you can call up to Galway City Council on Tuesday 10am-4pm and there’ll be a Garda there to stamp your form – just bring passport/driving licence.

 

SU AGM

The Students’ Union Annual General Meeting takes place 12pm-2pm Thursday 16th of May in the D’Aracy Thompson Theatre NUI Galway. All are welcome.

 

European Election Hustings

Meet and question the candidates running for the European Elections 12pm-2pm Wednesday 15th of May in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre NUI Galway.

 

Summer Lockers

€10 summer lockers go on sale from the SU Office at 10am on Wednesday 15th May and will be available until Monday 19th August. 2019/20 Lockers go on sale 10am Monday 2nd of September via the SU Website.

 

Summer In Galway

Here’s just some of what is going on in Galway this summer: https://su.nuigalway.ie/summer-in-galway-2019/

 

Win €50 or €25 and help the Environment

For your chance to win a €50 or €25 ‘ONE FOR ALL’ voucher fill out this survey below. P.S. you are helping the environment too!

 

Cake Sale Today

There’s a cake sale today 10am-12pm in the foyer of the Orbsen Building in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and there will be some great raffle prizes too.

 

ALIVE Certificates

If you missed the ALIVE Certificate Award ceremony you can collect your certificate from the Socs Box 10am-7pm until Friday 10th of May or alternatively next September from the ALIVE office.

 

A Feminist Manifesto for Europe

This free NWCI Galway Hustings Event takes place 6pm-8pm Tues 7th May in the Harbour Hotel Galway. Sign up for Free Tickets Here.

 

Applications Open UN Youth Delegate Programme

Applications are open for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2019 – 2020 which will support two young people aged between 18-25 years to join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York. Application deadline 5pm 19th May. More Info Here.

 

Darkness Into Light Sat 11th May

The Galway Darkness Into Light 5k walk/run takes place at 4.15am on Saturday 11th of May in Salthill and will raise funds to fight against the tide of suicide. Register here.

 

Cruinniú Poiblí Faoi Phlean Gaeilge Chathair na Gaillimhe

Reáchtálfar cruinniú poiblí faoi Phlean Gaeilge Chathair na Gaillimhe Dé Máirt 7 Bealtaine ag 7.30pm i seomraí G010 & G011, Áras Taighde Uí Argadáin, Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh. Tá sé mar aidhm ag an gcruinniú deis eile a thabhairt do phobal na cathrach a dtuairimí a léiriú faoin bPlean Gaeilge atá á ullmhú ag OÉ Gaillimh ar son Chomhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe agus Gaillimh le Gaeilge. Ionas go mbeidh deis ag gach duine páirt a ghlacadh beag beann ar chúlra teanga, beidh dhá chruinniú ar siúl ag an am céanna, ceann i nGaeilge agus ceann i mBéarla. Tá fáilte roimh chách.

 

Public Meeting About Galway City Irish Language Plan

A public meeting about the Galway City Irish Language Plan will be held on Tuesday May 7th at 7.30pm in rooms G010 & G011, Hardiman Research Building, National University of Ireland, Galway. The meeting aims to provide another chance to people in Galway to give their opinions about the Irish Language Plan being prepared by NUI Galway on behalf of Galway City Council and Gaillimh le Gaeilge.  So that everyone can take part regardless of language background, two meetings will be held simultaneously, one in Irish and the other in English. All are welcome.

RSVP by Friday 3rd May to eolas@gleg.ie  – Go raibh maith agat

 

Free Concert 8pm Tomorrow

The Wind, String and Jazz ensemble from Thomas S. Hart Middle School from the USA will perform a free concert at 8pm tomorrow in the Town Hall Theatre and all are welcome. The Program will include Classical and modern works of Holst, Gershwin, Handel, Bernstien, Copland, Stevie Wonder, and John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

 

Colour Dash at NUI Galway

Registration is now open for the NUI Galway 5k Colour Dash in aid of the Irish Cancer Society at 11am on Sunday 9th of June

 

Run & Get Free Beer This Summer!

The free Galway Bay Brewery Running Club continues all summer long. Join them for a 5/8/10k run and get a free beer at the end! Their next event is 12.30pm Sunday 12th of May.

 

Go to Festivals for Free

Want to go to festivals for free this summer including Electric Picnic and raise money for charity at the same time? More info.

 

Calling all students and recent graduates who want to make a positive change in the world

STAND is looking for 30 students/recent grads to take part in our Ideas Collective summer project. The Ideas Collective will provide the tools to take an idea for social/environmental change and put it into action! Deadline for applications is May 10th. Apply here.

 

Exam Results & Repeats

Undergrad results are scheduled for release from 17th-24th of June. Postgrad results are scheduled for release Tues 2nd July.

Details on how to appeal your exam results and the deadline for same are available here. Details on how to get a recheck of your exam are available here.

Repeat exams will take place Tuesday 6th – Friday 16th of August and the fee for same is €295.

 

SUSI Applications are Open

Applications for the 2019/20 SUSI Grant are now open. More information and application available here.

 

Need a Student Leap Card?

  1. Apply online here: here.
  2. Call in to SU Office with your application code + €10 (the code lasts 7 days)
  3. Get your card and save all the money!

You can also top up your card in the SU Office.

 

Copernicus Hackathon Ireland, 10th – 12th May

ICHEC (National Supercomputing Centre) host Ireland’s first Copernicus Hackathon in NUI Galway on May 10-12th 2019. Hackathon participants will be challenged to come up with solutions for real-world problems using Copernicus satellite data and will compete for a range of prizes for solutions which have commercial potential. Participants must be over 18 and a resident of the EU member states, Norway and Iceland. See here for more information and to register.

 

Cloakroom Open TODAY

The FREE SU Cloakroom is open today and tomorrow 9am-6pm.

 

SU Bookstore Collection Deadline Weds 15th May

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any books belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm on Wednesday 15th 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.

 

NUI Galway Arrangements for Bank Holiday Monday 6th of May

  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE at 5pm on Fri 3rd May and will reopen at 10am on Tues 7th of May
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE at 3pm on Fri 3rd of May and reopen at 11am on Tues 7th of May
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will CLOSE at 6pm Fri 3rd of May and reopen at 9am on Thurs 9th of May.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 08:30-21:00 Sat 4th, 10:00-21:00 Sun 5th and 08:30-22:00 Mon 6th May.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open 10am-4pm Sat 4th & Sun 5th and 9am-5pm Mon 6th of May.
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 4th, Sun 5th & Mon 6th May. Reopening 8.30am Tues 7th of May.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge is now CLOSED for the summer and will reopen in September.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Sat 4th, 10am-5pm Sun 5th and 9am-5pm Mon 6th of May.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Sat 4th, 11am-3pm Sun 5th and 11am-3pm Mon 6th of May.
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED on Mon 6th of May.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access 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.

Bank Holiday Monday Arrangements

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NUI Galway Arrangements for Bank Holiday Monday 6th of May 2019

  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE at 5pm on Fri 3rd May and will reopen at 10am on Tues 7th of May
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE at 3pm on Fri 3rd of May and reopen at 11am on Tues 7th of May
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will CLOSE at 6pm Fri 3rd of May and reopen at 9am on Thurs 9th of May.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 08:30-21:00 Sat 4th, 10:00-21:00 Sun 5th and 08:30-22:00 Mon 6th May.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open 10am-4pm Sat 4th & Sun 5th and 9am-5pm Mon 6th of May.
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 4th, Sun 5th & Mon 6th May. Reopening 8.30am Tues 7th of May.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge is now CLOSED for the summer and will reopen in September.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Sat 4th, 10am-5pm Sun 5th and 9am-5pm Mon 6th of May.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Sat 4th, 11am-3pm Sun 5th and 11am-3pm Mon 6th of May.
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED on Mon 6th of May.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

SU Summer Lockers

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SU Summer Lockers

€10 summer lockers go on sale from the SU Office at 10am on Wednesday 15th May and will be available until Monday 19th August 2019.

2019/20 Lockers go on sale 10am Monday 2nd of September via the SU Website.

Battle of the Dorms Winners Announced

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Students at Goldcrest are in Energy Saving Mode & Winning Prizes Along the Way

Today the winners of the ‘Battle of the Dorms’ were awarded for saving the most energy out of all the apartments in their block, using methods such as turning off the lights before leaving a room and only boiling the water they needed for teas & coffees. The battle was spurred on by the USI “Student Switch Off” Campaign, with the support of Campus Living, NUI Galway Green Campus and NUIG Students’ Union.

The students who took part were provided with tips on how they can save energy within their dorms whilst also reducing their energy bill. Tip’s included: washing clothes at 30 degrees, boiling only what they needed, turning off lights, switching off standby mode and defrosting the freezer.

Students living off campus took part in this campaign also, leaving a clear sign that students care about saving energy and want to leave a cleaner carbon footprint wherever they go. The campaign applied life long advice to students in NUIG such as how to read an energy bill, what to look for when searching for accommodation (eg. BER certs) and much more energy saving tips.

Environmental Health and Safety Manger Lorraine Rushe says: “This is the second year that this campaign has been run in NUI Galway and it has been a huge success.  It creates awareness and empowers the students to take responsibility for the way in which they live and encourages them to reduce their impact on the environment and associated costs.  We can all learn from these initiatives and it is by getting students and staff to engage that we will start to see how small changes in the way we do things can make a big difference”.

This campaign is not over yet, it will continue until exams end and students have the chance to enter the competition by posting photos on Instagram or Snapchat (@switchoff.ie) of them carrying out energy saving actions. Prizes are continually being won and have been graciously donated by Student Switch Off sponsors; SSEAirtricity, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Irish Rail. So far students have won prizes such as ice cream vouchers, train tickets, tickets to FAI games, various concerts and the zoo just to name a few.

Make sure to follow @switchoff.ie on Instagram or Snapchat and @NUIGSSO on Facebook.

Pictured left to right are: 

Sinead Barret (Project Manager Campus Living)

Goldcrest Winners

Eibhlín Seoighthe (NUI Galway Students’ Union Vice-President/Education Officer)

Lorraine Rushe (NUI Galway Environmental Health and Safety Manger)

 

 

NUIG Easter Holiday Arrangements

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NUI Galway Easter Holiday Arrangements 2019

  • Teaching ends on Sat 6th of April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 8th April – Weds 10th April.
  • Study Week takes place Thurs 11th April – Thurs 18th April.
  • Exams Begin Tues 23rd April (except for 5MB3 Students who start Mon 8th April)
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Tues 16th April and will reopen at 10am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 11am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 9am on Thurs 25th April.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open 8am-5pm Fri 12th, 10am-4pm Sat 13th, 10am-4pm Sun 14th and 10am-5pm Mon 15th April.
  • Sult will be closed Fri 19th-Mon 22nd April Inclusive.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 8.30am-6pm Fri 12th, 9am-5pm Sat 13th, 11am-5pm Sun 14th and 10am-5pm Mon 15th April.
  • The Wall Café will be open 8am-3pm Fri 12th, 9am-3pm Sat 13th, 11am-3pm Sun 14th and 11am-3pm Mon 15th April.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 10am-6pm Fri 19th Sat 20th & Sun 21st April and 8.30am-10pm Mon 22nd April.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Fri 19th– Mon 22nd April inclusive. They will re-open at 8.30am on Tues 23rd April. Opening hours during exams are 8.30am-5.30pm and closed for lunch 1pm-2pm.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with their last issue on Tues 2nd April.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Friday 29th of March for summer.
  • ComputerDISC will close at 2pm on Friday 26th of April for summer.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE