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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.”

 

SU Weekly Email 2 – 5th September 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Orientation Week Events Continue Today + Tomorrow

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

TODAY

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books.

3pm-5pm Treasure Hunt with the SU Officers starts at Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm Speed Friending with host Johnny Graham at Sult

8pm-11pm Music from OIdskool at Sult

TOMORROW

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and free condoms!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema this Monday

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on this Monday 9th 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.

 

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 Cameron at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.

 

Lockers Selling Fast

You need to register at www.su.nuigalway.ie and pay online and collect your locker 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.

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am this Weds 11th Sept for the vacant SU Officer position of Postgraduate Taught Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Weds 18th of Sept to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thurs 26th of Sept.

 

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? We will be running Voter Registration days 12pm-2pm Tuesday 10th of September and 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.

 

Life Skills Courses Filling Up Fast

  • Sign Language
  • First Aid Responder Course
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course
  • MMA for Self Defence

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

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 17th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

 

FREE Tickets: The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College

The Kinds Of Sex You Might Have At College is a play about what you want, how you want it, if you want it and what happens when you don’t. It takes place 1pm & 5pm Thurs 12th & Fri 13th Sept and FREE tickets are available online here.

This play tackles experiences from across all genders, all relationships and all sexualities (or as many of them as we could fit into one hour). This play will equip you with a more proactive understanding of consent to apply to your future intimate encounters if you choose to have them.

Trigger warning: This performance contains language of a sexual nature and themes of sexual violence.

 

Clubs Day on Tuesday

There’s over 50 Sports Clubs at NUI Galway and you can join any/all of them for FREE at Clubs Day in the Sports Centre 10am-5pm next Tues 10th Sept.

 

Introduction to the Library

Get to grips with the library with their quick and free intro sessions. They run for the next 2 weeks 12pm-12.40pm Mon-Fri. More info HERE.

 

Join Societies

Societies Day takes place 10am-5pm Weds 11th Sept in Áras na Mac Léinn. Call down and meet all the societies that want to be your new best friends. We will be there too!

 

FREE Academic Skills Training Registration Open

Includes: Critical Thinking & Information, Digital Skills, Intro to Podcasting, Social Media for Research and much more.

Sign up for FREE HERE.

 

Comedy Hypnotist Tickets On Sale Now!

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones at 8pm on Mon 23rd of Sept in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from EVENTBRITE HERE.  

 

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 December 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

 

Research Study Participants Required

We are looking for healthy individuals, aged 18 to 30, to complete a questionnaire, have screening bloods taken and undergo a bone marrow aspiration. Expenses paid. Contact veronica.mcinerney@nuigalway.ie with name, address and phone number.

 

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 5/10k run.

 

Culture and Leadership Tech Talk with Rent the Runway

On Weds 11th Sept, join Rent the Runway at the Portershed for a tech talk on lessons from working in microservices to be followed by a session on culture and leadership. Both sessions give an opportunity to meet the Rent the Runway team based in Galway, which is the location of their European Headquarters, and learn more about the company and current vacancies.

 

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 1 – 29th August 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to the first weekly email from your Students’ Union for the new academic year.

What is the Students’ Union?

“The mission of the Union shall be to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.” – Constitution of the Students’ Union

The SU is a representative organisation that is independent from the University and consists of all registered students at NUI Galway.  As the SU is an independent body, the SU officers do not have to answer to the University authorities – we only answer to you, our members who have elected us.

These are the officers in the Students’ Union working for you this year to promote and defend your rights:

President: Clare su.president@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Education: Cameron su.education@nuigalway.ie

Vice-President/Welfare & Equality: Brandon su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Erin su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie

Mature Students: Chuka Paul su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Taught: VACANT POSITION – Want to fill it? More info here!  

Postgraduate Research: Emily su.pgresearch@nuigalway.ie

SU Council Chairperson: Scott su.council@nuigalway.ie

Societies: Oissíne su.socs@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Pádraic su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies: Laura su.arts@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Science: Kenny su.science@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences: Aisling su.medicine@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Business & Law: Clodagh su.business@nuigalway.ie

Convenor Engineering & Informatics: Sachi su.engineering@nuigalway.ie

International Students: Avery su.international@nuigalway.ie

Gender and LGBT+ Rights: Morgan su.lgbt@nuigalway.ie

Disability Rights: Alex su.disability@nuigalway.ie

Ethnic Minorities: Victoria su.ethnicminorities@nuigalway.ie

 

Lockers On Sale ONLINE 10am this Monday 2nd September

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 next week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and outside the SU Shop. We also have FREE Flirt FM Wall Planners for you.

 

Financial Aid Fund Applications Open Mon 16th Sept

Online application and more information available here.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Orientation Week 2019

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

Monday 2nd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, free SU Diaries, free Flirt FM Wall Planners, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, Life Skills sign up and play our Giant Games!

5pm-7pm DJ Michael Burnell at Sult

8pm till late Post Electric Picnic party with DJ Paul Belton at Sult

Tuesday 3rd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Cards, Lockers, Second hand Books, Life Skills sign up and play our Giant Games!

5pm-7pm Karl Spain’s Just for Laughs Table Quiz at Sult

8pm till late Bingo Loco at Sult

Wednesday 4th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and Life Skills sign up!

5pm-7pm Meet your SU Officers at Sult and ask them anything!

9pm till late Coafalla and Engel at Sult

Thursday 5th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books.

3pm-5pm Treasure Hunt with the SU Officers starts at Áras na Mac Léinn

5pm-7pm Speed Friending with host Johnny Graham at Sult

8pm-11pm Music from OIdskool at Sult

Friday 6th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books and free condoms!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 9th of September

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on Monday 9th 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.

 

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 17th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

 

Life Skills Sign Up Open MONDAY 2nd Sept

From Monday you can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Sign Language
  • First Aid Responder Course
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course
  • MMA for Self Defence

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Weds 11th Sept for the vacant SU Officer position of Postgraduate Taught Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Weds 18th of Sept to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thurs 26th of Sept.

 

Comedy Hypnotist Tickets On Sale Now!

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones at 8pm on Mon 23rd of Sept in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from EVENTBRITE HERE.  

 

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 December 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

 

Graduating soon?

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

 

Disability Support Service – Deadline for Exam Accommodations

The deadline for exam accommodations for students living with disabilities is Weds 16th of October. Please contact the Disability Support Service as soon as possible to ensure that your specific requirements are tailored to in time for examinations.

Please email disabilityservice@nuigalway.ie

More Info.

 

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 Cameron at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.

 

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 and 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!

 

Postgraduate Research Representatives

We are currently recruiting PGR Class Reps. If you want to have your voice heard and create change then contact the Education Officer, Cameron Keighron, on su.education@nuigaway.ie

 

Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Mark is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop him a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message him via the Sin Facebook page 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.

NUIG SU Freshers’ Fair 2019

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The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES!

Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 17th of September 2019 for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes from Flirt FM and competitions.

Confirmed Exhibitors:
ALIVE
Bus Éireann
Citylink

Eason
Flirt FM
Just Eat
Kingfisher
Matt O’Flaherty Chemist
PwC Ireland

Sin Newspaper

Sprite
Student Leap Card
SU Card
USIT
Virgin Media
Vodafone

Food Stalls:

Brown Bag Donuts 

Handsome Burger 
Joachims German Bratwurst – GM-Catering

NUIG SU Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Ents Presents Comedy Hypnotist Barry Jones 8pm Mon 23rd Sept in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUI Galway.

Barry Jones has been successfully performing comedy hypnosis for over 30 years now, totalling over 6,000 shows, and performing in 8 different countries. Barry always gets the best out of his volunteers, while leaving the audience in hysterics. It’s guaranteed to be a night nobody forgets!

• USA Consultant for FOX TV “You’re Back In The Room” • Consultant for the Discovery Channel “Hypnosis and Emotions”• Entertainer/Education for England Rugby 7s Word Cup Team • Consultant for CSI Las Vegas on an episode relating to hypnosis • Featured entertainer for “Hells Kitchen” Laugh Factory Los Angeles • NBC TV Featured hypnotist on reality show “Ground Hog Date” • Ongoing production of “Entranced at the Table”

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