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Improve your digital experience at NUI Galway

€300 All4One vouchers to be won each week by NUI Galway students!

You are invited to take part in NUI Galway’s INDEx survey – a national survey to find out more about how you use digital technologies and how this affects your experience of learning.

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

Why you should take part

The INDEx survey will help us to:

  • Assess how you currently use digital technologies at University
  • Understand your expectations of how our digital environment should change
  • Target resources towards the issues that matter to you
  • Improve our digital experience at NUI Galway
  • Influence the future enhancement of digital teaching and learning across the Irish higher education sector

The INDEx survey takes only 5 minutes to complete. It is open to NUI Galway students from 14 October – 3 November 2019. Participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary.

Student incentive

After completing the survey, you can add your name to a weekly draw to win a €300 All4One voucher, exclusively for NUI Galway students.

TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

More about the survey

This national survey is managed as a collaborative partnership, and is coordinated by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, along with 33 Irish Higher Education institutions – this includes all universities, all technological higher education institutions, and several private colleges.

Participation information sheet

All students on taught programmes, undergraduate and postgraduate, who are age 18 or over, are invited to participate in this survey. The age limit of 18 is only due to the fact that parental/guardian consent would be required for students under 18 to participate. It is expected that the results derived from analysis of the survey data will be used to improve the student experience for all students.

Should you have a question or comment about this survey, please index@teachingandlearning.ie

Road Safety Day Tues 29th Oct

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator

10am-4pm Tuesday 29th October outside 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.

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

SU Weekly Email 8 – 17th October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Road Safety Day

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator 10am-4pm Tues 29th Oct outside 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.
  • 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

Please Register Your Leap Card

If you have a Student Leap Card please make sure to log on to www.leapcard.ie and REGISTER your card number. That means that if you lose your card or it’s stolen you won’t lose the credit on the card as this can be transferred to your new card number.

LIFT Facilitator Training at NUIG

LIFT Ireland will be adding to their network of over 500 facilitators with a half day FREE facilitator training workshop 9.30am-1.30pm Thursday 24th of October at NUI Galway. Their vision is to make Ireland a better place to live in by creating better leaders across our society. By becoming a LIFT Facilitator, you are becoming a central part of a national initiative designed to raise the standards of personal leadership in Ireland, and by doing that, raising the standards of life for all people living on our island. Find out more and sign up here.

Disclosure Training

Would you know what to do if a friend came to you saying they had suffered sexual violence? Our half day Disclosure Training course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. The course is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre 10am-1.30pm Tues 5th Nov and costs €10. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Take the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey win €300!

You are invited to take part in NUI Galway’s INDEx survey – a national survey to find out more about how you use digital technologies and how this affects your experience of learning. Your voice will contribute to important decision-making around digital teaching and learning within NUI Galway. The INDEx survey takes only 5 minutes to complete. It is open to NUI Galway students from 14 October – 3 November. Participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary. There are €300 All4One vouchers to be won each week by NUI Galway students!  

Take the survey HERE 

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? Call down and pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is Friday the 25th of October

Interested in volunteering overseas?

Come along to the these welcome information talks and learn more about international projects with non-profit charities!

  • SERVE 2pm & 6pm Tues 29th October at The Hub Central, Arts/Science Concourse (near Smokey’s Café)
  • NURTURE AFRICA 6pm Weds 30th October in The View in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • EIL 6pm Weds 6th November at The Hub Central, Arts/Science Concourse (near Smokey’s Café)

More Information on the ALIVE website.

Give Blood in Galway This October

5pm-8.30pm TODAY and 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th Oct in Clybaun Hotel Knocknacarra.

5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, Thurs 24th Oct in Menlo Park Hotel Terryland

Free Meditation Class 2pm-3pm Sat 19th Oct

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple and natural way to meditation, working on the body’s subtle system to bring balance and a greater sense of wellbeing to our lives. It can also help to relieve stress and improve health. This free event will feature an introduction and a guided session on how to meditate and takes place at The OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway. More info from N.PASRICHA1@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Open Day

The NUIG Postgraduate Open Day is on 12pm-3pm Tues 5th Nov in the Bailey Allen Hall.

What’s the difference between a psychopath and a sadist or a narcissist?
If you want to know, the Psychological Society will be holding a talk on Wednesday 30th of October at 6.30pm in AMBE G065 (Psychology Building). Christie Tetreault, a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology, will be giving the talk on the Dark Tetrad (Machiavellianism, narcissism, sadism, and psychopathy): who they really are and how they act. The talk will be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s award winning movie A Clockwork Orange (this film contains disturbing images that may be upsetting). There will be snacks, coffee/tea, and Halloween candy. Everyone is welcome!

Anti-Racism Workshop

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”. The workshop is just €5 and takes place 10am-1.30pm Mon 4th Nov.

Would you be able to tell if someone was feeling suicidal?

SafeTALK is a three-hour training programme that helps participants to become alert to persons with suicidal thoughts. It’s free and takes place 6pm-9.15pm Tues 19th Nov in the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill. Places are limited and pre-booking is essential. BOOK HERE.

Nominations are open for Galway Chamber Business Awards including:

  • Best Innovation/R&D
  • Best Emerging Enterprise

More Info Here.

The Dreaming of the Bones

DancePlayers presents The Dreaming of the Bones By W. B. Yeats. Thurs 7th – Sat 9th Nov at 8pm, Sun 10th Nov at 1pm with Q&A in the O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets: €5 Concession/€10 Standard. Booking and more info here.

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Thurs 17th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Thurs 24th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 30th Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council

 

Child Protection Training

Do you work or volunteer with children/young people? Our Child Protection Training Course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. The course cost is €15. Course takes place 9am-1pm Fri 6th Dec or 2pm-6pm Fri 6th Dec. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

SU Charities – Volunteers Needed

This year we will be raising funds for Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West. If you want to get involved and help us to raise as much money as possible for these two great charities please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie We are also always looking for new fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions please send them on! Remember all the time you spend volunteering with NUI Galway Students’ Union counts towards your ALIVE Volunteering Certificate application

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of Dec 2020 and we can also top your card up for you. Remember because the NUIG ID Cards don’t have expiry dates many transport companies won’t accept them as proof you are entitled to a student rate but they will accept the Student Leap 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 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

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

SU Weekly Email 7 – 10th October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

FREE Mental Health Week Events Today

  • 1pm – 2pm The Science of Happiness in GO11 Library Lobby
  • 5pm – 7pm Connection Café in AC204
  • 6pm-7.30pm Self Care Evening with StyleSoc in the Art Room. Make your own face mask!

(Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Vintage Clothes Fair today)

First Aid Courses – just 2 Spaces left!

We have ONE space left on our 3 day First Aid Responder Course starting Fri 18th Oct and ONE space left on our Cardiac First Responder Course. Sign up ASAP in the SU Office.

Sin Issue 3

Here’s the latest issue of Sin newspaper which includes your chance to win SU Card Credit! Read it here.

Ráiteas Maidier Le Caifé na Gaeilge / Statement Regarding Caifé Na Gaeilge

SU Council Meeting This Monday

The first SU Council meeting of the year takes place at 6pm this Mon 14th of Oct in HBB G019 in the Human Biology Building. All Class Reps must attend. For more info please contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

#LittleThings

Today is World Mental Health Day and here are some #LittleThings that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope:

  • Keeping Active
  • Talking About Your Problems
  • Looking Out For Others
  • Doing Things With Others
  • Eating Healthily
  • Staying In Touch
  • Drinking Less Alcohol
  • Sleeping Well

Graduating?

The Winter Conferring Ceremonies take place Mon 11th – Weds 20th Nov. PLEASE NOTE: Invitations will be sent to your University email address.

Don’t forget that you are entitled to register for your Seanad Éireann vote once you graduate. Get an application form in the SU or here.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? Call down and pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is Friday the 25th of October.

Are you interested in Sustainability and the Environment?

Join the NUI Galway Students’ Union Sustainability Working Group! Email su.president@nuigalway.ie to get involved.

Anti-Racism Workshop

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”. The workshop is just €5 and takes place 10am-1.30pm Mon 4th Nov.

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 14th Oct 6pm-8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council
Thurs 17th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Thurs 24th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 30th Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council

For more info contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

Threesis Registration open until 18 Oct

Threesis is the training programme and competition which helps NUI Galway’s research students communicate their research to the general public. Threesis challenges all research students (Undergraduate, Masters, MD and PhD) at NUI Galway to participate.  There is free training and the opportunity to practice your skills in our heats. You get 3 slides, 3 minutes and 3 judges and there’s €1,500 in prizes to be won.

Visit www.nuigalway.ie/threesis for more info and FAQs or click here now to register.

Misleór’ – Festival of Nomadic Cultures 10-12 Oct

Misleór‘ is Galway’s inaugural festival celebrating the rich heritage of nomadic cultures. In a unique collaboration between the Galway Traveller Movement, the local Traveller community, artists and community activists, the 3-day event (10-12 Oct) will showcase music, art, film, theatre and poetry from a variety of nomadic cultures. Through the lens of creativity and cultural action for change, the festival will evoke important social dialogue about ethnic nomads and the barriers, prejudice and discrimination that they often face.

Give Blood in Galway This October

5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th, Weds 16th, Thurs 17th and 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th Oct in Clybaun Hotel Knocknacarra.

5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, Thurs 24th Oct in Menlo Park Hotel Terryland

Child Protection Training

Do you work or volunteer with children/young people? Our Child Protection Training Course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. The course cost is €15. Course takes place 9am-1pm Fri 6th Dec or 2pm-6pm Fri 6th Dec. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Beer Run this Sunday

The Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is the only free running club that gives you a free beer for your efforts! Join them this Sunday at 12.30pm for their monthly 5/8/10k run.

Wellbeing Week on Campus 7th-11th Oct

Loads of activities on campus to help you think about and improve your wellbeing. Full list of free events HERE.

SU Charities – Volunteers Needed

This year we will be raising funds for Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West. If you want to get involved and help us to raise as much money as possible for these two great charities please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie We are also always looking for new fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions please send them on! Remember all the time you spend volunteering with NUI Galway Students’ Union counts towards your ALIVE Volunteering Certificate application

Disclosure Training

Would you know what to do if a friend came to you saying they had suffered sexual violence? Our half day Disclosure Training course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. The course is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre 10am-1.30pm Tues 5th Nov and costs €10. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of Dec 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 6 – 3rd October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Mental Health Week Starts Monday

Mon 7th Oct

  • 11am-4pm Promos and Freebies in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm-6:30pm Mindfulness Strategies in CA005 Cairnes Building

Tues 8th Oct

  • 10am-11am Sláinte Society Free Mindfulness Class in The Space
  • 12pm-1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 12pm-1pm Kai (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 7:30pm–9pm ‘Beginning conversations on Mental Health’ in G010

Weds 9th Oct

  • 9am-11am Dairy Free Tea/Coffee Morning with VegSoc in The Hub
  • 12pm–1pm Max (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 12pm–1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 1pm–2pm Jigsaw – 5 Steps to Mental Health in Bridge Room Hardiman Building

Thurs 10th Oct

  • 11am-4pm Vintage and Sportswear Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 1pm-2pm The Science of Happiness in GO11 Library Lobby
  • 5pm-7pm Connection Café in AC204
  • 6pm-7.30pm Self Care Evening with StyleSoc in the Art Room. Make your own face mask!

All events are FREE! More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

#BreakTheBarriers Protest Postponed

Due to unforeseen weather warnings Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have made the decision to call off the #BreakTheBarriers protest today. If you want a refund for your bus ticket bring it to the SU office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Read more here

Promos this Monday

Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn this Monday 7th of October 11am-4pm for some freebies and info from Vodafone, International Paintball Group and USA Summer Camp.

Storm Lorenzo

Any closures or updates due to weather alerts will be published by the University at the link below but at the moment it’s business as usual. In the event of a status red weather warning issuing for a campus that campus will be closed until the warning is downgraded to orange/yellow/none. https://www.nuigalway.ie/alert/

Road Safety Week – Free High Vis

As part of Irish Road Safety Week we will have a limited amount of FREE High Vis vests from 11am Mon 7th of Oct at our stand in the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn while stocks last.

Vintage Clothes Fair Next Thurs

Our Vintage and Sportswear sale is back in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Thurs 10th Oct with prices starting from just €5.

Wellbeing Week on Campus 7th-11th Oct

Loads of activities on campus to help you think about and improve your wellbeing. Full list of free events HERE.

SU Charities – Volunteers Needed

This year we will be raising funds for Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West. If you want to get involved and help us to raise as much money as possible for these two great charities please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie We are also always looking for new fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions please send them on! Remember all the time you spend volunteering with NUI Galway Students’ Union counts towards your ALIVE Volunteering Certificate application

Need help with Maths/Stats?

SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to 1st and 2nd year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.

Need help with Computer Programming?

ComputerDISC is a FREE Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming software development courses.

The Academic Writing Centre is a FREE service for NUIG students 

They can help you to:

  • Brainstorm your essay topic and outline
  • Structure an argument
  • Develop your thesis statement
  • Improve sentence structure and punctuation
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Use secondary sources
  • Learn Editing and proofreading techniques

Child Protection Training

Do you work or volunteer with children/young people? Our Child Protection Training Course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. The course cost is €15. Course takes place 9am-1pm Fri 6th Dec or 2pm-6pm Fri 6th Dec. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? Call down and pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is Friday the 25th of October.

Disclosure Training

Would you know what to do if a friend came to you saying they had suffered sexual violence? Our half day Disclosure Training course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. The course is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre 10am-1.30pm Tues 5th Nov and costs €10. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of Dec 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

Seas Suas Training Applications Open

Seas Suas is a bystander intervention training programme run by NUI Galway, which aims to promote the health & well-being of its students and wider community. The objective of Seas Suas is to increase awareness of situations where a person may need support, develop skills to respond safely, and encourage agency and initiative in helping fellow students. The Training takes place from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the four following Tuesdays of October: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. For more info contact jimmy.mcgovern@nuigalway.ie

NUIG Creativity & Change Fair Tomorrow

Drop In And Out All Morning 10am – 2pm Fri 4th Oct in Hub Central – Arts/Science Concourse NUI Galway (Near Smokey’s Café). Focus on the SDGs and communication through creative channels your actions and interests!

Call for parents to take part in a survey on Children, Food and family Mealtimes

We would like to invite parents to take part in a research study that explores children’s eating and approach to food. We are interested in exploring what influences children’s approach to food. Parents are asked to take part in 3 surveys over 24 months. This survey is run by staff in the School of Psychology, NUI Galway.  Please follow the link here to complete the study.

Give Blood in Galway This October

5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th, Weds 16th, Thurs 17th and 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th Oct in Clybaun Hotel Knocknacarra.

5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, Thurs 24th Oct in Menlo Park Hotel Terryland

Fundraising Gig in aid of Jigsaw Galway

At 8pm on Tues 8th of Oct there’s a fundraising gig in The Loft at Seven Bar in aid of Jigsaw Galway. It’s €10 in and performing on the night are: The New Ravis, Faraway Martin and Stepping on Lego.

Talk by Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-founder, Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway invites you to an evening with CEO and co-founder Jennifer Hyman filled with conversation and insights on fashion tech, business and her journey from start-up to unicorn 6pm Tuesday 8th October in An Taibhdhearc Theatre Galway. Registration and more information is open at this link

Contact Us

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

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

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

Mental Health Week October 2019

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Mental Health Week 2019

Seachtain na Meabhairshláinte OÉ Gaillimh 2019

Monday 7th October / Dé Luain An 7 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 11am – 4pm Promos and Freebies in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm – 6:30pm Mindfulness Strategies in CA005 Cairnes Building

Tuesday 8th October / Dé Máirt An 8 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 10am-11am Sláinte Society Free Mindfulness Class in The Space
  • 12pm-1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 12pm-1pm Kai (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 7:30pm – 9pm ‘Beginning conversations on Mental Health’ in G010

Wednesday 9th October / Dé Céadaoin An 9 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 9am -11am Dairy Free Tea/Coffee Morning with VegSoc in The Hub
  • 12pm – 1pm Max (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 12pm – 1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 1pm – 2pm Jigsaw – 5 Steps to Mental Health in Bridge Room Hardiman Building

Thursday 10th October / Déardaoin an 10 Deireadh Fómhair

  • 11am – 4pm Vintage and Sportswear Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn CANCELLED 
  • 1pm – 2pm The Science of Happiness in GO11 Library Lobby
  • 5pm – 7pm Connection Café in AC204
  • 6pm-7.30pm Self Care Evening with StyleSoc in the Art Room. Make your own face mask!

All events are FREE!

More information from / Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

#littlethings

#littlethings is a mental health and wellbeing campaign. It highlights that there are things that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope.

If you need any support or information please contact any of the following people: 

Chaplaincy Service 091 495 055 chaplains@nuigalway.ie

Counselling Service 091 492 427 counselling@nuigalway.ie

Student Health Unit 091 492 604

SU Welfare and Equality Officer Clare Austick 091 492 747 su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Jigsaw Galway 091 549 252 galway@jigsaw.ie

Samaritans Free phone 116 123 jo@samaritans.org

Here are the #littlethings that can make a big difference to our mental health and our wellbeing:

  • Keeping Active
  • Talking About Your Problems
  • Looking Out For Others
  • Doing Things With Others
  • Eating Healthily
  • Staying In Touch
  • Drinking Less Alcohol
  • Sleeping Well

 

NUIG #BreakTheBarriers CANCELLED

News & Events
UPDATE 1/10/19
Due to unforeseen weather warnings Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have made the decision to call off the #BreakTheBarriers protest this Thursday.
 
Read more here👇
https://www.facebook.com/notes/union-of-students-in-ireland-usi/usi-alter-plans-for-breakthebarriers-demonstration-ahead-of-hurricane-lorenzo/10157179523854821/

Break The Barriers on the 3rd of Oct

On Thursday 3rd of October we want you to join us in Dublin as part of the National Demonstration to #BreakTheBarriers to Education.

We will be calling for:

  • Affordable Accommodation
  • Publicly Funded Education
  • An increase in SUSI grants
  • Reform of BTEA
  • Affordable Transport

Return bus tickets €2 on sale from the SU Office now. Buses leave Galway 10am and leave Dublin 4pm. NUIG Student ID required.

Contact su.president@nuigalway.ie for more info

SU Weekly Email 19th Sept 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Comedy Hypnotist €5 this Monday

Tickets are selling fast for our Comedy Hypnotist gig at 8pm this Monday 23rd of September. Get yours HERE.

The winner of the pair of tickets last week was Harper Glazer  – congratulations you can collect your prize in the SU Office!

Join the Gobal Climate Strike Tomorrow

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be marching in support of the Global Climate Strike TOMORROW Friday the 20th of September. We will be meeting outside Áras na Mac Léinn/Sult at 12:30pm and heading to Eyre Square to then march to Spanish Arch at 1pm. Join us! The University has also invited students and staff to meet at 11am tomorrow outside the Quad where the University Green Flag will be lowered to half-mast as a symbolic gesture by the University Community to demonstrate our solidarity to our school students.

Vote on Thurs 26th Sept

We are holding elections this Thursday 10am-5pm in Smokey’s Café to elect an SU Postgraduate Taught Officer and an SU Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. Please bring your Student ID with you to vote. More info.

Volunteering Fair – 11am-4pm TODAY – Bailey Allen Hall

Come along and meet charities and non-profit projects that you can volunteer with for once off events or an hour a week. Environment, children and youth, elderly, disability, education, health, international – all for you to browse and chat!

Break The Barriers on the 3rd of Oct

On Thursday 3rd of October we want you to join us in Dublin as part of the National Demonstration to #BreakTheBarriers to Education. We will be calling for:

  • Affordable Accommodation
  • Publicly Funded Education
  • An increase in SUSI grants
  • Reform of BTEA
  • Affordable Transport

Return bus tickets €2 will be on sale soon. Buses leave Galway 10am and leave Dublin 4pm. NUIG Student ID required. Contact su.president@nuigalway.ie for more info

Want a free breakfast?

You can get FREE Porridge* every morning at Sult NUI Galway when you buy a hot drink and use your SU Card! (*While stocks last)

Register now for Global Goals Jam

The Global Goals Jam takes place on campus this weekend Fri 20th – Sun 22nd Sept. Students and staff that sign up are divided into teams, all teams work together, using a tailored toolkit, to create interventions aimed at addressing a challenge relevant to the campus: e.g. challenge related to energy, waste, transport, water  etc. Teams work to find real and meaningful solutions to address the challenge developed. This is a FREE event and lunch is provided. Register on-line HERE.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts this Tues!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm FULL
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm 3 Spaces Left
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm 1 Space Left
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm FULL

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

If you missed Clubs Day or Societies Day DON’T PANIC!

You can still join all the clubs and societies you want by logging on and registering here

ALIVE Welcome Workshops – Repeated all week at 5pm – 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Sept – ALIVE Áras na Mac Léinn

How do I get started volunteering? What is ALIVE? How do I earn the Certificate? Come along and learn about community volunteering! Pick one session and feel welcome to ask questions!

Learn To Swim

“Learn to Swim” is an 8 week program aimed at complete beginner swimmers or those looking to improve their strokes. It runs every Wednesday starting 25th of Sept. There are 2 groups, one at 7.30pm and one at 8.15pm and you will be assigned to one based on your abilities. Being able to swim is something people take for granted but it really is an important life skill. It’s €55 for 8 lessons, which works out much cheaper than any other lessons. For more info contact swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie or i.roche1@nuigalway.ie

Gaisce, the President of Ireland Medal Info Evening – 6pm Tues 24th Sept – ALIVE Áras na Mac Léinn

Earn your Bronze, Silver, or Gold from the President of Ireland! Come along and meet some already on the journey towards this national medal for volunteering and personal development.

Volunteer with Flirt FM

Flirt FM are looking for volunteers to cover Irish Language, Current Affairs, Arts, Sport, Student Issues, Entertainment, Irish Music, Specialist Music and more. The full-time schedule kicks off on the 14th of October so to get involved come along to an induction session. Induction Sessions (duration: 60 min)
Venue: 
Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn 

  • Tues 24th Sept 18.00hrs
  • Mon 30th Sept 18.00hrs [last chance for this semester!]

There will be follow up training in sound desk and digital editing (with more specialised training later in the semester).

Life Skills Course Update

  • Sign Language – 4 Spaces
  • First Aid Responder Course – 2 Spaces
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Child Protection Training – 4 Spaces
  • Yoga – 3 spaces left Intermediate. Beginners FULL
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course –FULL
  • MMA for Self Defence

Pool Lifeguard Course

The Swimming Club are running a Water Safety Ireland Pool Lifeguard course at NUIG. It is a 10 week course starting next Monday 23rd September from 9.30pm -11pm. It will be run half in the pool and half theory, and will be assessed with an exam on the last week. Then you will get a certificate which allows you to work as a pool lifeguard in any pool in the world! Ideal for if you want to work in a camp on a J1. For more information contact Swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie

STAND Festival

The NUIG STAND Student Festival 2019 takes place across NUI Galway 23rd-27th of September. More info here.

Ever Wanted to Try Boxing?

Join Fierce As Female 10am-12.30pm Sat 28th of Sept in Salthill for their huge boxing class for women. There will be 200 women and 10 coaches from 4 clubs to help women give boxing a try. There will also be a free outdoor event on the beach afterwards and you get a swag bag. You don’t need any boxing experience and this event is for women of all fitness levels and ages.

Does a sports team reflect a strong community?

Join us 10am-4pm Fri 27th Sept at the Moore Institute NUIG to discuss sports, identities, culture and digital humanities as part of the Examine European Cultural Identity IRC funded research project. Enjoy the lecture given by Prof Alan Tomlinson and after lunch you are invited to join a gathering of researchers and practitioners from the arts, humanities, and sciences for an interactive workshop exploring identities, cultures, and crises through the lens of Sports and Media. The Event is FREE and Registration is OPEN here.

Support the #CLIMATESTRIKE

Over the last year young climate activists from across Ireland have held protests over a lack of government action on climate change. Tomorrow Friday 20th of September there will be a Global day of protest led by school strikers calling for urgent action on Climate Change. NUI Galway are calling on all staff and students to convene in College Park in front of the Quad at 11am Friday 20th September. We will drop the Green Flag to half-mast as a symbolic gesture by the University Community to demonstrate our solidarity to our school students.

Free Workshop: Feminism, Fertility and the Future

This one day FREE workshop takes place at NUI Galway on Thurs 3rd Oct and all are welcome to attend. More info and free tickets are available here.

RAVE FOR THE RAINFOREST 

On Wednesday 9th of October 2nd year zoology student Gary Moscarelli is holding a Silent Disco in aid of the world land trust in the Róisín Dubh. For every €90 we raise 1 acre of critically endangered rain forest can be saved from deforestation. Tickets are €5 and can be bought through Gary. Tickets on sale every Monday between 2pm-4pm in Smokey’s Café on the concourse. 100% of proceeds go to the World Land Trust.

The Beacon

The Beacon play will take place in the Town Hall Theatre Galway 20th -28th of September. Look out for exclusive dress rehearsal access and lighting production masterclasses for NUIG students through the Druid partnership.

Important Deadlines

  • Mon 23rd Sept: Module Registration Deadline
  • Mon 30th Sept: Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct: Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge

Registration Information Here

Cloakroom Open

The SU Cloakroom is back open every Thursday and Friday during term 9am-6pm. This service is FREE and is located next to the SU XL Shop near the Bialann.

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 3 – 12th September 2019

Weekly Email

From: Joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Financial Aid Fund applications open Mon 16th Sept

Apply online at the link below from Monday. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

APPLY HERE.

Freshers’ Fair on Tuesday

We will have lots of freebies, inflatable games, competitions and food for everyone 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September in Áras na Mac Léinn – call down!

Turn Your Old Textbooks into Cash!

If you have old textbooks that you want to sell call in to us ASAP in the SU Office and we will sell them on for you. More information here

Election Nominations Are OPEN

We will be holding an election to fill the vacant voluntary positions of Postgraduate Taught Officer and Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies for the 2019/20 academic year. GET YOUR NOMINATION FORM HERE. 

  • Nominations Close: 5pm Weds 18th Sept
  • Canvassing Begins: 6pm Sun 22nd Sept
  • Election Day: 10am-5pm Thurs 26th Sept

Win FREE Comedy Tickets

If you’d like to win 2 free tickets to our Comedy Hypnotist gig just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie and tell us the name of the current SU President before 5pm Mon 16th Sept. The winner will be announced in the next SU Weekly email.

Important Deadlines

  • Mon 16th Sept: Course Registration Deadline
  • Mon 23rd Sept: Module Registration Deadline
  • Mon 30th Sept: Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct: Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge

Registration Information Here

Sin Issue 1

You can read the first issue of Sin newspaper online HERE.  The Sin newspaper editor Mark is still looking for volunteers so if you are interested in helping drop a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message via the Sin Facebook page here. Follow Sin on Twitter – their account is here!

Life Skills Courses Filling Up Fast

  • Sign Language – Limited Spaces
  • First Aid Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Child Protection Training – 4 Spaces
  • Yoga – 1 Space in Beginners
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course – Groups 1, 2 & 4 FULL
  • MMA for Self Defence

Call to the SU office to register or phone 091 493 570.

Cloakroom Open

The SU Cloakroom is back open every Thursday and Friday during term 9am-6pm. This service is FREE and is located next to the SU XL Shop near the Bialann.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts Tues 24th Sept!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm 2 Spaces Left
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm 5 Spaces Left
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm 4 Spaces Left
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm 7 Spaces Left

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

LIFT Leadership Training

LIFT Ireland is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership in Ireland. LIFT Ireland’s learning process is based on eight key leadership values. Each week, for a total of eight weeks, a certified facilitator guides a roundtable of 4-6 individuals through a specific leadership value. Using a proven systemic approach, the members of each roundtable reflect on what that value means to them and how they can improve in this area. If you are interested in taking part in this course please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Volunteering Fair

The NUI Galway Volunteering Fair takes place 11am-4pm Thurs 19th Sept in Áras na Mac Léinn. This is a great chance to get involved with local charity and community groups through volunteering. You can also get an award for your time spent volunteering.

6 Week FREE Stress Control Programme

“Stress Control” is a FREE six session class in the NUIG CSI building which teaches people to ‘become their own therapist’. Each session lasts for 90 minutes (including a break). The course starts Weds 18th of Sept and runs 10am-11.30am each Wednesday until 23rd October. Spaces are limited so sign up HERE.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? We will be running another Voter Registration day 12pm-2pm Wednesday 18th of September at Smokey’s Café. Call down and get yourself registered or pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is the 25th of October.

Chinese Course at NUI Galway

A 20 week evening course, An Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture, will commence in NUIG 7pm-9pm Weds 25th September 2019. The fee is €120 for NUI Galway 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 info here  or contact suzanne.gilsenan@nuigalway.ie

Smart Life Academic and Wellbeing Support Programme 

A FREE TO ALL STUDENTS series of one-off Workshops and Short Courses for Semester 1 to promote wellness and academic success. The short courses fill up fast, so early booking advised.

Bookings: www.nuigstudents.ie/smartlife

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme – Applications Open

This programme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD in any discipline. Funds include a stipend of €16,000 per annum, a contribution to fees, and eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum.
FAQ deadline: 24 Oct 2019. Application Deadline: 4pm 31 Oct 2019. More info here.

Life Science Career Forum 1pm-4pm Sat 14th Sept

The WITS life science career forum will have key speakers and attendees from leading companies in Diagnostics, Industry, Pharma, Business and Healthcare. There will be talks on better understanding types of roles available to graduates and advice on how to move within the life science field. The event takes place in the Portershed in Galway. Registration and information is open at this li

Global Climate Strike Fri 20th of Sept

The Global Climate Strike will take place in Galway on Friday the 20th of September. More information here.

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their Life Skills courses for the 2019/20 academic year. Since 2009 the Students’ Union has been running a wide range of subsidised courses for the 19,000 students of NUI Galway with the aim of increasing their practical knowledge. These courses help to improve the employment prospects of students during and after college by boosting their CV’s. The courses also teach them important life skills including how to save lives.

Students’ Union President Clare Austick said: “We are delighted to announce details of our Life Skills courses for the year ahead. Whether it’s learning how to help someone who may be suicidal or gaining the skills to administer CPR, all of these courses help to provide a well-rounded education for our students whilst also helping them to make their CV’s stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.”

The courses on offer from the Students’ Union for the 2019/20 academic year include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Barista Training
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • First Aid Responder Course

The full course descriptions, costs and booking information can be found at: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

NUI Galway Students’ Union is a democratic organisation whose mission is “to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.”