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New Year Challenge

This month as part of our Charity Challenge we will be helping you to step outside your comfort zone by having daily suggestions of new things you can try for the new year. You could try a new sport, learn a new skill, volunteer or join a society. The opportunities are endless!

Remember all funds raised by the Charity Challenge this year will be going to support Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health and donations can be made HERE

Here’s just some of our suggestions for your New Year Challenge and please let us know what you are up to using #NewYearChallenge on social media:

  1. Run for #NUIGSU21 elections 
  2. Learn to cook
  3. Volunteer with Flirt FM
  4. Join the SU 6 Week Strength and Conditioning Programme
  5. Write for Sin newspaper
  6. Join the SU Clean Up
  7. Find volunteering opportunities with Alive
  8. Learn Sign Language
  9. Become a Digital Champion
  10. Join the SU Welfare Crew
  11. Sign up for the NUIG free January courses
  12. Quit Smoking
  13. Join NUIG Clubs
  14. Join the SU Events Crew
  15. Make new friends at the SU Hump Day Hoolie 
  16. Work on your employability with the NUI Careers Office
  17. Join NUIG Societies
  18. Go Vegan
  19. Learn Leadership skills with LIFT
  20. Learn Suicide Prevention Skills with LivingWorks Start programme
  21. Become a Blood Donor and join the Vampire Cup Challenge
  22. Try Meditation
  23. Get ready for the SU February Kilometre Challenge
  24. Control Your Stress with the Free Stress Control Course
  25. Assess your relationship with Alcohol
  26. Enter the Smarter Travel Campus Awards
  27. Do a digital detox
  28. Sleep better
  29. Get Organized
  30. Get Walking 
  31. Join the SU Environmental Committee

 

SU Weekly Email 13 – 17th December 2020

News & Events

Welcome to your last weekly email of 2020 from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

VOTE TODAY!

Vote online today 10am-8pm to elect your 5 new Students’ Union Officers. More information about the candidates is available here

VOTE HERE

 

SU Office is Open!

The SU Office is open TODAY 4pm-8pm and also 4pm-8pm Mon 21st Dec and Tues 22nd Dec. Call in to get your Student Leap Card (apply online for your code first), SU Diaries, free face masks, Class Rep Hoodies and to buy SU Charity Socks. Please use contactless payment. The SU Office is located upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn (beside Sult)

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week

Déardaoin 17 Nollaig / Thurs 17th Dec

17:00 Oga Yoga as Gaeilge / Yoga in Irish ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé hAoine 18 Nollaig / Fri 18th Dec

10.30 Maidin Caifé / Coffee Morning ZOOM LINK HERE   

15:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Irish Conversation ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 Scannáin agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party (Check SU Social Media for link on Friday)

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

 

Quizmas

Staying in Galway for Christmas? We are holding a Merry Quizmas Quiz for all NUIG students staying in Galway at 7.30pm Mon 21st Dec. Loads of great prizes including €50, €30 + €20 One4All Vouchers and festive cheer with quiz host Steve Bennett from our Hump Day Hoolie. Get your tickets here.

 

Study Space over Christmas Holidays

There will be 25 seats available in the Reading Room 9am-5pm over the Christmas period (Closed Christmas Day + New Year’s Day). They will be available to book HERE

 

Sin Issue 6

Read all the NUI Galway news you need to know in issue 6 of Sin newspaper HERE.

 

Virtual SU Officer Hour 1pm-2pm TOMORROW

Join Martin your SU Postgraduate Taught Officer and Aoife your Convenor for Science and Engineering for the SU Officer Virtual hour 1pm-2pm tomorrow Friday 19th Dec. It’s open to ALL students with any queries so feel free to pop along for a chat. ZOOM LINK HERE.

 

Christmas Holidays

Here’s the list of who is open/closed on campus over the Christmas Holidays LIST

 

SU Life Skills Courses Enrolling now for January

 

Q&A with University President

If you missed our live Q&A with the University President you can watch it back HERE

 

Free Pizza!

The NUIG International office would like to invite you and a friend for a free festive pizza and soft drink at Sult 12pm-8pm Mon 21st Dec and 11am-5pm Tues 22nd Dec. To book please call Sult on 091 492671/Walk-ins also welcome.

 

New Year Challenge

Our next Charity Challenge is our New Year Challenge which starts on the 1st of January. Each day in January we will be helping you to step outside your comfort zone by having daily suggestions at #NewYearChallenge for new things you can try for the new year. You could try a new sport, learn a new skill, volunteer or join a society. The opportunities are endless! It’s all about making small changes that can make a huge difference to you and the SU Charities. Find out more and register here.

 

Glassary – Donations of your Things welcome!

ALIVE volunteers are leading a circular economy and sustainability initiative. Donation boxes will be in all the main student accommodation central reception lobbies clearly labelled “Glassary” for you to drop any materials you do not want to bring back home and are willing to donate. Irons, lamps, rugs, books, buckets, you name it we are looking for it! (Except pillows and duvets!) All the donations will be collected and form the Library of Things at NUIG and also will be part of a donation to the SVP shops. So your donations will not go to the dump and instead make a big impact for future students and families in Galway. Email alive@nuigalway.ie to join in with us on this project or any questions you may have!

 

NUIG Holiday Hangout

Are you unable to travel home this holiday season? Will you be staying in Galway? Sign up HERE to meet with others who will also be spending time in Galway.

 

NUIG SU Clean Up

Our next SU Clean Up is taking place in January and you can register to take part HERE.

 

Class Rep Meetings Today

Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge

Meeting links will be emailed to class reps. For any queries contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

January Hump Day Hoolies

Tickets are now available for our two Hump Day Hoolies Weds 20th and Weds 27th of January. Get yours here.

 

SVP Christmas Raffle

The NUIG St. Vincent de Paul Society is holding a Christmas Raffle, in aid of St. Vincent de Paul. Tickets are just €3 and there’s an amazing hamper to be won which includes seasonal food, drinks and vouchers. Get your tickets HERE and the winner will be announced 8pm Mon 21st Dec.

 

FREE Workshops this January

  • Public Speaking, Presenting + Interviews using Online platforms 11am Tues 12th Jan
  • How to manage your Email (Folders, Search + Organisation) 11am Weds 13th Jan
  • Motivation to Learn + Time Management 11am Thurs 14th Jan
  • Maximising Study Skills 3pm Fri 15th Jan
  • Using MS Teams Effectively 3pm Mon 18th Jan
  • How to Use Academic Skills Hub Effectively 11am Tues 19th Jan
  • Developing Blackboard Skills 11am Weds 20th Jan
  • Referencing and Plagiarism 11am Tues 26th Jan
  • Register here: https://efmfeed.verintefm.com/se/0A88DF3E7CFD2682

 

Are you concerned about your relationship?

COPE Galway can offer you free support and advice. Find out more here.

 

Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund Still Open

The Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund is still open for applications from students in financial distress. The Application Form and further information is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/financialaidfund/

 

Covid-19 Survey

The survey title is: Psychological stress and intention to vaccinate, in the context of COVID-19. The survey is fully anonymous + will take approx. 10-15mins. It is open to anyone over 18 who is Irish resident/citizen. Complete the survey HERE.

 

Suit Up For Simon

The Helping Haircuts group of NUIG Students are holding an event to raise funds for Galway Simon Community. They want you to suit up to have a socially distanced or virtual meal with your friends and donate to their page HERE. There will be prizes for donors! Follow them on Insta HERE for more info.

 

Register for Governing Authority Election Vote

NUIG Governing Authority Elections take place online 9am Mon 11 Jan to 12pm Tues 12 Jan. If you are an NUIG Graduate make sure you are registered to vote by sending your details to Alumni Office by Fri 1st Jan at: alumni@nuigalway.ie. Meet the nominees here.

 

Teaching Hero Awards

Nominations Close Tues 22nd Dec for the Teaching Hero Awards. You can nominate HERE.  

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Scheme Open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Hardiman PhD Scholarships scheme for new PhD Students starting Sept 2021. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years; with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus fees are paid for the 4 years. Applications close 12th Feb. More info.

 

The Smarter Travel Campus Awards are back for 2021!

The Awards invite students to create entries to encourage and enable walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling. Why not get involved in a real-life project and you could be invited to the national awards ceremony where you will be in with a chance to win prizes and have your project showcased.

Entry deadline 19th March 2021. Info, guidelines and last year’s winners HERE

 

Living Well Programme

Are you living with a long-term health condition or caring for someone with a long-term health condition? Living Well is a free 6 week online group self-management programme to help people manage long-term health conditions. More info.

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop, the SU Office and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

Need Help?

Sums provide free extra mathematics or statistics tuition.

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

The Academic Writing Centre provide free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing.

The SU Grinds Register provides details of tutors in a wide range of subjects.

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

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

See you in 2021!

 

Christmas Holidays 2020

News & Events

Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2020

NUI Galway semester 1 teaching ends on Fri 18th Dec 2020.

Exams take place Mon 11th – Fri 22nd Jan 2021.

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Mon 8th of Feb 2021.

Academic Dates for the rest of 2020/21 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 8pm on Tues 22nd Dec and will reopen Mon 11th Jan
  • Sult will close at 5pm on Tues 22nd Dec and will reopen at 9.30am on Mon 4th Jan
  • The SU Shop will close at 4pm on Fri 18th Dec and reopen at 8.30am on Mon 4th Jan.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closing at 5.30pm on Fri 18th Dec and reopening at 8.30am on Mon 4th Jan. If you need to request books before Christmas closure please do so via their website. Books can be returned at any point to the drop box outside the library.
  • There will be 25 Study Spaces available to book in the Reading Room 9am-5pm each day over the holidays (closed Christmas Day + New Year’s Day). Book space here.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Fri 18th Dec and will reopen Mon 4th Jan. For urgent/emergency medical issues during this time please go to their website for services which are available – please note there is a charge for these services.
  • NUIG Covid testing centre will close Weds 23rd Dec and reopen Mon 4th Jan. Covid testing is available in Galway throughout the holidays. More info.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 9th of Feb
  • Flirt FM will close at 10pm on Sat 19th Dec and will reopen Mon 18th Jan

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

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

See you all in 2021!

*Please note these arrangements are all subject to change as per Government Covid-19 regulations

 

SU Office Reopening!

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SU Office Reopening! 

Great news!

The SU Office will finally be open:

4pm-8pm Mon 14th, Tues 15th, Weds 16th, Thurs 17th and Mon 21st December 2020!

We will reopen after the Christmas Holidays on Mon 11th Jan 2021.

Call in to get your Student Leap Card, free NUIG face masks and free SU Diaries.

Please note for the Student Leap Card you must apply online first at https://www.studentleapcard.ie/ and call to the SU Office with your application number and student ID. The application number expires after 7 days.

The SU Office is located upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn (next door to Sult).

Don’t forget to wear a mask and follow the social distancing signage.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

News & Events

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week

Dé Luain 14 Nollaig / Mon 14th Dec

19:00 Oíche fhéin-chúraim / Self-Care Night  – Think pyjamas, face masks + chats! ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Máirt 15 Nollaig / Tues  15th Dec

16:00 Among Us Trí Ghaeilge ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 “I wish I could speak Irish, but…” Bilingual event for people learning Irish, discussing ways to learn the language, tips, resources and the benefits of learning Irish. Speakers include: Síomha Ní Ruairc (TG4), Ola Majekodunmi ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Céadaoin 16 Nollaig / Weds 16th Dec

12:00 Tae agus Plé / Virtual Tea and Chats ZOOM LINK HERE

17:00 Linda Ervine on the Irish language.  A conversation with Linda Ervine about how she grew to love the Irish language. Linda Ervine is a language rights activist from East Belfast. She is a speaker and supporter of the Irish language and is the project leader of the “Turas” Irish language project which “aims to connect people from Protestant communities to their own history with the Irish language”. ZOOM LINK HERE

19:30 Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua / Christmas Hump Day Hoolie TICKET LINK HERE

Déardaoin 17 Nollaig / Thurs 17th Dec

17:00 Oga Yoga as Gaeilge / Yoga in Irish ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé hAoine 18 Nollaig / Fri 18th Dec

10.30 Maidin Caifé / Coffee Morning ZOOM LINK HERE   

15:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Irish Conversation ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 Scannáin agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party (Check SU Social Media for link on Friday)

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

SU Weekly Email 12 – 10th December 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Q&A Session with NUIG President Today

At 4pm today Thurs 10th Dec we are hosting a question and answer session with the NUIG University President. You can join the conversation HERE 

 

Election Nominations Close Tomorrow

Nominations close at 5pm tomorrow Fri 11th Dec for the 5 vacant SU Officer positions and you can apply to run for election HERE.

Positions to be filled are: Societies Chairperson, SU Council Chairperson, Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law, International Students Officer and Ethnic Minorities Officer.

Election Day: 10:00-20:00 Thurs 17th Dec. Vote online via the SU Website.

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week

Dé Luain 14 Nollaig / Mon 14th Dec

19:00 Oíche fhéin-chúraim / Self-Care Night  – Think pyjamas, face masks + chats! ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Máirt 15 Nollaig / Tues  15th Dec

16:00 Among Us Trí Ghaeilge ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 “I wish I could speak Irish, but…” Bilingual event for people learning Irish, discussing ways to learn the language, tips, resources and the benefits of learning Irish. Speakers include: Síomha Ní Ruairc (TG4), Ola Majekodunmi ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Céadaoin 16 Nollaig / Weds 16th Dec

12:00 Tae agus Plé / Virtual Tea and Chats ZOOM LINK HERE

17:00 Linda Ervine on the Irish language.  A conversation with Linda Ervine about how she grew to love the Irish language. Linda Ervine is a language rights activist from East Belfast. ZOOM LINK HERE

19:30 Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua / Christmas Hump Day Hoolie TICKET LINK HERE

Déardaoin 17 Nollaig / Thurs 17th Dec

17:00 Oga Yoga as Gaeilge / Yoga in Irish ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé hAoine 18 Nollaig / Fri 18th Dec

10.30 Maidin Caifé / Coffee Morning ZOOM LINK HERE   

15:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Irish Conversation ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 Scannáin agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party (Check SU Social Media for link on Friday)

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

 

Christmas Hump Day Hoolie

Our last Hump Day Hoolie of 2020 will be a very merry Christmas party at 7.30pm Weds 16th Dec. Get your Christmas jumper, Santa hat and festive cheer ready to jingle all the way through Hump Day! Get your tickets here. The event is free but there’s a suggested donation of €5 which will all go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. If you have enjoyed the Hoolies so far this year please give what you can! Good news is we will be back with more Hoolies in 2021!

 

Sin Issue 5

Find out all the NUIG news you need to know in the latest issue of Sin newspaper HERE.

 

Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund Still Open

The Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund is still open for applications from students in financial distress. The Application Form and further information is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/financialaidfund/

 

Class Rep Meetings Next Week:

Mon 14th Dec 6pm SU Council
Tues 15th Dec 6pm College of Business, Public Policy and Law
Tues 15th Dec 6pm Adult & Continuing Education
Weds 16th Dec 6pm Postgraduate Council
Weds 16th Dec 6pm College of Science and Engineering
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge

Meeting links will be emailed to class reps. For any queries contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Life Skills Courses Enrolling now for January

 

CÉIM Buddy/Study groups
CÉIM peer learning sessions for 1st year students finish the week of 7th December for Semester 1 and will resume the week of 15th February 2021. To connect with others over the Christmas/New Year period, 1st year students can email their Buddy/Study group members via the CÉIM YourSpace dashboard.

Find out more

 

SU Secret Santa Closing Date Fri 11th Dec

Want presents? Sure don’t we all! Sign up to take part in our SU Secret Santa and you’ll get to give AND receive a present! More info on how it works and how to register is HERE.

 

Become a LIFT Student Facilitator

You often hear about leadership but what does it really mean? You can be a leader from your kitchen table! NUIG is running a pilot this year and we are inviting you to sign up as a LiFT Student Facilitator. LiFT is an 8 week programme, about 40 minutes a week a small group meet online and complete an 8 part leadership development programme. Used widely in sports and industry it is now available to NUIG students. As a facilitator you are trained in the LiFT programme and you then lead your small group in 40 minute meet ups for 8 weeks.

Pop along to our Zoom welcome info Session 1pm-1.30pm TODAY Thurs 10th Dec HERE. Or email LIFT@nuigalway.ie for any questions. Benefits of being a LiFT Facilitator.

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

FREE Workshops this December

  • Time Management 12pm TODAY Thurs 10th Dec
  • Making Connections with Fellow Students & Developing Social Supports 2pm Fri 11th Dec
  • How to Write an Academic Essay 11am Tues 15th Dec
  • Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown 3pm Weds 16th Dec
  • REGISTER HERE

 

Home Truths

Home Truths is an exhibition inspired by women’s testimonies of their experiences of and engagement with the Irish courts and legal system in dealing with domestic violence and abuse. The exhibition is running as part of the 16 days of Action Against Violence Against Women and at 2pm today Thurs 10th Dec it will culminate in a live streamed panel discussion via Galway 2020 to mark International Human Rights Day. More info and live stream link here.

 

Virtual Christmas Quiz Tonight

NUIG FLAC and Best Buddies Societies are hosting a Virtual Christmas Quiz at 7pm tonight in aid of Ability West. Sign up as a team or individual HERE. Prizes will be awarded on the night for the winners as well as the most festive team and best team name. They are asking for a minimum of €5 as this has been a really challenging year for Ability West as they have not been able to host their usual annual fundraisers due to COVID-19.

 

Jingle Bell Jog

A group of second year student nurses are running 500km this month to raise funds for Galway Simon Community. Find out more and donate what you can here.

 

Make A Wish Raffle

The NUIG Consultants & Entrepreneurs Society are holding a raffle in aid of Make A Wish Ireland with some great prizes. Entry is just €5 and you can donate until 9am 15th Dec HERE.

 

Travellers in Higher Education Documentary

The Premiere of the short documentary Travellers in Higher Education will be live on the Traveller Pride Week 2020 Facebook page at 12 noon tomorrow Fri 11th of Dec HERE

 

International Day of People with Disabilities Photo Competition

Closing date for submitting photos is tomorrow Fri 11th Dec. More info about the competition.

 

Changing Colours Workshop Today

The second of the Ecopsychology Workshop Series returns from Student Services 3pm-5pm today Thurs 10th Dec. This is designed to support NUIG students to address their feelings about the ecological crises we are experiencing. Free, open to all. On MS Teams Changing Colours Workshop 2

 

Join the Jingle Jangle

Socs & Clubs Jingle Jangle Fortnight runs until Friday the 18th of Dec. Each day their advent calendar will reveal an event of the day, a competition with PRIZES and the socs and clubs in the spotlight. All details are HERE.

 

Table Quiz

Table quiz in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation 5.15pm Tues 15th of Dec in the Corrib Room at Sult. Book your tickets here.

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students (anyone over 23 years of age) whether you are an Undergrad, Postgrad or Adult Education student. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by your SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). When you enter the meeting, you will be placed in a waiting room.  If you are not admitted immediately, please be patient as Michelle may be speaking with another student. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Ropes is Open for Submissions

Submissions are now open for fiction/non-fiction/poetry/visual art/memoir/essays for this year’s edition of Ropes. Send submissions to ropeslitmag.submimissions@gmail.comdeadlines: 31st Dec Written Work and 14th Feb Visual Art. For more info follow @ROPESLitJournal

 

Glassary – Sustainability Initiative for Students

Are you an international student departing Ireland in the coming months? Or are you simply an NUI Galway student who’d like to live more sustainably? Glassary (glas/green-glossary!) is a circular economy initiative which will be implemented at NUIG accommodations in December and January. Donate your leftover household items at an accommodation collection point to prevent them from going to waste! To donate, complete a very short survey here and contact Dara at d.kerins4@nuigalway.ie for more info!

 

SU Irish Classes

Want to learn Irish or improve the Irish you have? We will be holding Irish Language Classes Tues 12th Jan – Tues 2nd Feb 2021. It’s a 4 week course over Zoom with Conradh na Gaeilge. Complete Beginners 6pm-7pm and Improvers 7pm-8pm. Cost is €40 but you will be refunded €20 if you attend all classes and you get a certificate. Registration deadline Mon 21st Dec. Register online here.

 

Extra Study Space

There are now four options for study space on campus, which can all be booked through the Library booking system:

  • The Library: Desk and PC access within a quiet study zone in the main Library building
  • Bailey Allen Hall: Quiet study zone with space for 50 students
  • The Cube: Noise-tolerant study zone with space for 20 student
  • The Reading Room: Space for 20 students

 

Need Help?

Sums provide free extra mathematics or statistics tuition.

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

The Academic Writing Centre provide free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing.

The SU Grinds Register provides details of tutors in a wide range of subjects.

 

Join the RAK Challenge! 

This December for our Charity Challenge we are going to spread positivity wherever we go with our Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Challenge. We will have daily suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness that you can do or you can come up with your own ones. The RAK challenge motto is do good, feel good! You can commit to taking part in as many RAKs as you want from 1 to 31 over the month! All funds raised during the challenge will go to the SU Charities who are: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health via our fundraising page HERE.

Sign up for the RAK Challenge here.

 

Disability Rights Officer Clinic Tomorrow

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic 3pm-4.30pm every Friday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

Q&A Session with NUIG President

News & Events

Q&A Session with the NUI Galway President hosted by the Students’ Union

Sign up to ask a question here

Then join the conversation 4pm Thursday 10th of December HERE 

More information from su.president@nuigalway.ie

Seisiún Ceisteanna agus Freagraí le hUachtarán OÉ Gaillimh, á óstáil ag Comhaltas na Mac Léinn

Cláraigh chun ceist a chur

Glac páirt sa chomhrá, 16:00 Déardaoin an 10 Nollaig ANSEO

Déan teaghmháil le su.president@nuigalway.ie le tuilleadh eolais a fháil

Barista Course

SU Life Skills

Description: This course is divided into a practical and a theoretical section. Students must attend both.

Part A: Espresso Coffee Preparation Basics, (Practical).

Course objectives: To cover the basic techniques of Espresso Coffee Preparation using a traditional espresso machine and coffee grinder. Covering Safe operation of the equipment, espresso extraction, milk preparation using steam, espresso coffee recipes, grinder settings, espresso machine maintenance.

Course Outline: The demonstration will take approximately 75 minutes

Assessment: The attendees will be given an outline of the course and sign off that they have undertaken it, by an Instructor from The Coffee Company.

Part B: Coffee Origins and Espresso Coffee Preparation Basics, (Theoretical).

Course objectives: To cover a brief History of Coffee Culture and Coffee Bean Origins and the basic techniques of Espresso Coffee Preparation using a traditional espresso machine and coffee grinder.

Course Outline: The talk will take approximately 75 minutes.

Assessment: The attendees will be given an outline of the course and sign off that they have undertaken it, by an Instructor from The Coffee Company.

Students per course: Max 12 students per group. Min 8 students for course to go ahead.

Course Venue: The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Course Cost: €10 which will be donated to the Students’ Union Charities

Date/Times (Choose one):

  • Group 1: 10am-1.30pm Thursday 17th October 2019 COURSE FULL 12/09/19
  • Group 2: 2.30pm-6pm Thursday 17th October 2019 COURSE FULL 12/09/19
  • Group 3: 11.30am-3pm Friday 18th October 2019 COURSE FULL 13/09/19
  • Group 4: 3.30pm-7pm Friday 18th October 2019 COURSE FULL 12/09/19

Strength and Conditioning Program

SU Life Skills

NUIG SU 6 Week Strength + Conditioning Course | Rang Nirt agus Aclaithe

Welcome to the Lucia Byrne Fitness Strength and Conditioning Program designed for NUIG

The primary goals of this program are:

1. To improve performance, speed, strength and power

2. To reduce injuries.

Specifications

– Two 45 minute sessions per week via Zoom at 5:30pm (100 participants max)

– Monday (total body mobility) and Wednesday (focused on a specific muscle group)

UPDATED COURSE DATES: Starts Weds 20th Jan and Ends Mon 1st March 2021

This course is FREE!

Sign Up Via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nuig-su-6-week-strength-conditioning-course-tickets-131861600597

This is 45 minute class with a mix of yoga, pilates and strength training which is ALL bodyweight so you won’t need any equipment, if you have a mat that’s great. Some water and a towel will also be handy!

The class is pitched for all levels of fitness. There will be options to make exercises easier or harder so if you are new to exercise then there will be options for you.

Think of this class as nourishment NOT punishment. This is NOT a sweat fest high intensity class, you WILL get a full-body workout that will stretch, strengthen and challenge you.

Irish Language Classes

SU Life Skills

SU Irish Classes

Want to learn Irish or improve the Irish you have and might not be using?

We will be holding Irish Language Classes Tues 12th Jan – Tues 2nd Feb 2021.

It’s a 4 week course over Zoom with Conradh na Gaeilge.

Complete Beginners takes place 6pm-7pm SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nuig-su-beginners-irish-course-tickets-131492277943

Course description complete beginners: Aimed at students with no prior knowledge of Irish. The study material for these interactive classes will be based upon the content of “Gaeilge gan stró”. The classes will give students an opportunity to learn some conversational Irish phrases and upon completion, students will be able to present themselves.

Refreshers takes place 7pm-8pm SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nuig-su-refreshers-irish-course-tickets-131495070295

Course description Refreshers: Aimed at students who have studied in Irish schools, but who haven’t used Irish since they left secondary school. The classes will be interactive with a mix of conversational and written tasks. This will be a complete refreshers course and an opportunity for students to add to their pre-existing vocabulary.

Course cost: €40 but you will be refunded €20 if you attend all classes and you get a certificate for completing the course.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to register for the course is Monday 21st of December. The course will only go ahead if there are sufficient numbers registered.