NUI Galway Students’ Union has condemned the University’s decision to charge students sitting online repeat exams. Students who did not pass exams in May have the option to repeat those exams in August. A fee of €295 is usually charged to cover costs such as venue, supervisors and materials. However, next month’s repeat exams will take place online and many of those costs do not exist in an online format. The Students’ Union is calling on the University to cancel the charge for this year’s repeat exams in line with other colleges across the country.
The Students’ Union is also critical of the University charging the exam fees at a time when many students struggled with new online learning and exam formats at a time of great uncertainty. The Union has accused the University of taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to generate income from exam fees.
Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey said: “We are disgusted that the University is charging students to sit repeat exams. Students who have failed an exam will have to pay €295 for the pleasure of sitting the repeat exam in their own bedroom.”
“We are in extraordinary times where students have not had access to learning facilities like the library and face to face teaching, and many have struggled as a result. Now, the University wants to punish those students with this charge instead of following the example of other colleges which have cancelled the fee.”
For more information or to get involved in the campaign, contact:
NUI Galway Students’ Union
Ph. 086 385 5502
Repeat Exam Results 2015
Good luck to everyone getting exam results over the next few weeks.
Undergrad Repeat Results: 2nd Sitting (Autumn Results) will be released at 4pm on Wednesday 2nd September 2015.
Postgrad Repeat Results: 2nd Sitting (Autumn Results) will be released on Tuesday 15th September 2015. Winter results will be released on 22nd October 2015.
Please see this link for the online result release schedule.
Undergrad Results for Semester 1 & Semester 2 will be released online between Tuesday 9th and Friday 19th June 2015.
Postgrad Results will be released on Tuesday 30th June 2015.
Where ‘Fail’, ‘Incomplete’ or ‘Deferred’ appears as the Overall result on your transcript of results, you will be automatically registered to take any written modules for the Autumn (Repeat) session of examinations.
Appeals & Rechecks:
The deadline for Exam Result Appeals and Rechecks is the 7th of July 2015.
If you have any queries about your result or how to get an appeal or recheck contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 091 495999.
Welcome to your last weekly email of the year from your Students’ Union.
- Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 Undergraduate exams will be released between 10th and 20th June 2014.
Important: No official results will be released for Semester 1 exams for Undergraduates until June 2014.
- Official results for all other Postgraduate courses considered at Summer Exam Boards (Semester 1 and Semester 2 exams) will be released on 27th June 2014.
$13. Autumn exams are scheduled for Tuesday, 5th August to Friday, 15th August 2014 (inclusive).
SUSI Grant Applications now OPEN for 2014/15 Academic Year
Facebook competition – Win a Phone
Need a new phone? As it’s the end of the year and everyone is older and wiser we want to hear what piece of advice you would give the 2014/15 First Years who will be starting in September. Our favourite piece of advice wins a Blackberry 9720 Touch Screen Phone thanks to O2 HEAnet Broadband and Campus.iePut your nugget of advice in the comments below the photo on our Facebook Pageand we will pick a winner on Friday!
Locker Clear Out Deadline Friday 16th May
We know you have become attached to them and they feel like a home away from home BUT all lockers need to be emptied by 5pm on Friday 16th of May. Items not removed will be disposed of. You can drop your key (just the key leave the lock on the locker please!) up to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm.
Summer Holiday Arrangements
Please note that the SU Cloakroom and the SU Engineering Desk are closing tomorrow, Friday 9th of May for the summer holidays. They will reopen in September.
The Students’ Union office and outlets will remain open during the summer with reduced hours from the last week of May onwards. The Student Health Unit will still see Undergraduate students until Friday 30th of May. During the summer they will only see Postgraduate students Monday-Friday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm with limited staff numbers. Further summer holiday arrangements can be found on our website.
International Student Identity Cards
Heading away somewhere sunny and exciting this summer? Don’t forget to pick up your ISIC Card from the SU Office. ISIC is your international Student ID card. It offers 126,000 student discounts in 130 countries, is endorsed by the UN and is just €15! ISIC
NUI Galway Students’ Union 50th Anniversary Reunion: Saturday 7th June 2014
All past and present NUI Galway Students’ Union officers, staff, journalists, colleagues and friends are invited to join with us to celebrate as the Union turns 50.
The reunion is taking place in the College Bar, NUI Galway from 7pm onwards on Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets are €15 – price includes BBQ, dessert, refreshments, entertainment and lots of surprises along the way.
If you would be interested in contributing to our special 50th anniversary publication for the event – with photos or words – please contact email@example.comASAP!
Please feel free to bring guests and spread the word!
The 10 Minute Cycle Challenge runs from the 7th – 27th May and we are looking for NUI Galway teams to participate!
Get together with friends and colleagues to form a team of 3-6 people and try to clock up as many trips on a bicycle as possible, each journey must be at least 10 minutes long to count.
To keep the Challenge competitive each team must have a ‘new cyclist’ (someone who hasn’t cycled in the past six months). If a team doesn’t have a new cyclist they can still take part but won’t be eligible for prizes.
To register your team visit www.smartertravelworkplaces.ie/cycle-challenge/
Or for additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
May’s Student Health 101 is now available!
So why should you read Student Health 101, the NUI Galway online health and wellness magazine at https://readsh101.com/nuigalway.html ?
First, you can enter the May draw for €700 for checking out the May issue.
Second, there are some great articles in Student Health 101:
Stay Focused Anywhere: How to overcome study distractions
What’s Next? Conquering your fear of the future
You Snooze, You Win: How sleep helps you retain memory
Impress Your Interviewer: Tips for tackling tough questions
The Body as a Canvas: Choosing if body art is right for you
Wealthy or Healthy? Which would you rather be? Please share in this week’s poll!
Survey on Female College Students Breast Health Knowledge
My name is Mairead Moynagh and I am a Master’s in Health Promotion Student here in NUI Galway. I am looking for female participants to take part in my questionnaire for my thesis. The questionnaire is called “An investigation into female college students breast health knowledge, attitudes and determinants of screening practices.” It should take no longer than 7 minutes. The study will investigate female students in NUI Galway, attitudes, knowledge and what determines their choice of breast health screening. Survey Link.
The Galway African Film Festival 23rd-25th May FREE Event on Campus
Filmgoers will be able to see some of best of contemporary film from the African continent. Come and see films like ‘Rags and Tatters’ which offers an intriguing perspective on the Egyptian Arab Spring and opportunity to see twilight alleyways of an Egypt rarely seen on film. The award winning ‘Mother of George’ which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival touches on attitude toward and silence around fertility issues. Oscar nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave) can be seen in the powerful Nigerian drama ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ which tells a stories of Olanna and Kainene, glamorous twins and their complicated lives caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war. This wonderful weekend of cinema, now in its 7th year, will be hosted in the heart of the city by the Huston Film School in NUI Galway and is assisted by Galway City Council. For more information on listings and times see www.galwayafricanfilmfestival.org
If you are around Galway for the summer and fancy volunteering with the great festivals taking place here’s information on how to get involved:
Darkness Into Light Saturday 10th May
Registrations are now open for the Galway and Tuam Darkness Into Light walks which take place at 4.15am on Saturday, May 10. All funds raised go to suicide prevention charity Pieta House, which opened its first West of Ireland facility in Tuam last December. There is a special student registration rate of €15 Register here.You can also sign up this weekend at their pop-up shop in the Eyre Square Centre.
Dates for your diary 2014/15
Mon 8th Sept
Thurs 16th Oct – Fri 24th Oct
Sat 29th Nov
Mon 1st Dec – Sat 6th Dec
Study Week 1
Mon 8th Dec – Fri 19th Dec
Sat 20th Dec – Sun 11th Jan
Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm(reduced hours during the summer time)
We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officersare still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected Officerswill take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer.