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SU Weekly Email 9 – 23rd October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Road Safety Day on Tuesday

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

Accessible NUIG Events

Tues 29th Oct

  • 11am-2pm: Know Your Rights in Hub Central. Drop in and chat about rights in the workplace, college, and public life.
  • 6.30pm: Disability and Emergency in the D’arcy Thompson Theatre. Join Emergency Medicine Soc for a talk on best practice in emergency situations

Weds 30th Oct

  • All day: The Social Aspect of Disability – an online campaign around the impact inaccessibility has on social life and social connections

Thurs 31st Oct

  • All day: What Is an Accessible Campus? Online/in various locations. Keep up with us on the SU social media platforms to tell us and the University what an accessible campus is to you
  • 6pm-8pm Murder Mystery with ISL, location TBC. Join the Irish Sign Language Society for their Halloween event with games and refreshments.

More info from su.disability@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 4

You can read the latest issue of Sin Newspaper HERE – it includes your chance to win SU Card credit!

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

FREE Talk: Resistance Training & Nutrition

Free Talk on Resistance Training and Nutrition 7pm-8pm Weds 6th Nov in O’Flaherty Theatre. Speaker: Barry McGuire – Qualified Nutritionist & Personal Trainer. Covering nutrition and training in relation to muscle gain/fat loss/toning up. FREE Tickets available on Eventbrite

What We Are Doing For You?

You can catch up on the work your SU Officers are doing for you by reading through the minutes of their meetings here.

Voter Registration Deadline this FRIDAY

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

Don’t Forget

We have free condoms and free tampons/pads at the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. If you need them just ask.

Fees Reminder

The deadline to pay the Student Levy + the first instalment of your fees is Thurs 31st Oct. More Info.

Spooky Table Quiz This Friday

JCI Galway are running a Spooky Table Quiz at 7pm this Friday in Sult with some great prizes. Entry fee €5 per person.

Postgrad Open Day Tues 5th Nov

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm Tues 5th Nov in the Bailey Allen Hall. There will be over 100 stands on display along with short presentations covering topics such as funding opportunities, applications, and research. This is your chance to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, and other student support services.

FREE 6 Week Stress Control Programme

Stress Control’ is a six session class which teaches people to ‘become their own therapist’. Each session lasts for 90 minutes (including a break). Stress Control combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.

USI Mature Students’ Seminar

The annual USI Mature Students’ Seminar will be taking place at Maynooth University 9.30am-5pm Friday the 8th of November. This event is open to all Mature Students. More info and registration here.

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 until the 3rd of 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 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

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

 

NUI Galway Arrangements for Bank Holiday Mon 28th Oct

  • There are no classes on Mon 28th of Oct
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE 5pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 10am Tues 29th of Oct
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE 3pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 11am Tues 29th Oct
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will CLOSE 6pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 9am Thurs 31st Oct
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 08:30-17:30 Sat 26th, 10:00-17:30 Sun 27th and CLOSED Mon 28th Oct
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open Sat 26th Oct, closed Sun 27th & Mon 28th Oct, open Tues 29th Oct
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 26th, Sun 27th & Mon 28th Oct. Reopening 8.30am Tues 29th Oct.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open Sat 26th and Sun 27th, closed Mon 28th and open Tues 29th Oct.
  • The Wall Café will be open Sat 26th and Sun 27th and open Mon 28th 11am-3pm
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED Mon 28th Oct.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Contact Us

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

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.

Road Safety Day Tues 29th Oct

News & Events

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

NUIG SU Road Safety Day

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day / Lá Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn um Shábháilteacht ar Bhóithre

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator

10am-4pm Wednesday 31st October 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 23 – 22nd February 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator 11am-3pm TODAY 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.
  • Get FREE High Vis stuff.
  • FREE Bike Clinic with An Mheitheal Rothar
  • 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.

 

#NUIGSU18 Elections Nominations Open TODAY!

Nominations for the 3 full-time paid officer positions of President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer will open at 10am TODAY Thursday 22nd of February 2018. Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of February at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office. The Election will take place 10am-8pm on Thursday the 8th of March 2018.

The part-time officer positions of – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality Officer, Societies’ Chairperson, Postgraduate Officer, Clubs’ Captain, 5 College Convenors and Mature Students’ Officer – will all be elected on Thursday 12th of April 2018. Nominations for these positions will open at 10am on Thursday the 21st of March 2018 and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th of March.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm in on Monday 5th of March 2018. Nominations for this position are now open and will close at 5pm on Monday 26th of February. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

Your full guide to running for SU Elections 2018/19 is available HERE.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Equality Week Events TODAY

12pm-1pm Official University of Sanctuary Campaign launch in the Siobhan McKenna Theatre.

3.30pm-6pm Cultural Food Fair in The View and Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Áras na Mac Léinn

More information from su.equality@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Council Chair Nominations are Open #NUIGSU18

Nomination forms are available from the SU Office and the SU Website. Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 26th of February at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

The Election will take place at the SU Council Meeting on Monday 5th of March at 6pm in AM250 Arts Millennium Building.

PLEASE NOTE: only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.

 

How many steps a day do you do? Could you handle 10,000?

The Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge is happening from Monday 26th February to Friday 23rd March. Students and staff from colleges throughout the country will get out walking in this fun event to win prizes, get fitter and use their feet as a sustainable form of transport. Sign up your team of 3-6 people now!

 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 26th Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 26th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 27th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

For More Information Contact Andrew on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Read Sin Issue 9 Here!

To get involved with the paper email Sorcha on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Upcoming J1 Information Sessions

  • 6pm-7pm Monday 26th January USIT Talk in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 4pm-5pm Tuesday 27th February Camp Leaders in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

 

FREE Talks this Tuesday in the Library

Citation and referencing: beginner 14:00-15:00 Tues 27 Feb

Paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism 15:00-16:00 Tues 27 Feb

 

Undergraduate Research Conference presents – PUBLIC SPEAKING: HINTS & TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Worried about public speaking? If the thought of talking in a small or large group gives you worries, come along to our workshop on communication and public speaking. Facilitator Joanne Duffy will be giving a fun, interactive talk about the hints and tips that have helped her to overcome confidence challenges and go on to be strong communicator! 6pm-7pm Tues 5th March in the Meeting Room upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

NUIG Relay For Life 2018

NUIG’s Cancer Society is holding their 4th annual Relay for Life 6pm-6am on Thursday 15th March. There will be various events on the night such as the survivors lap, competitions to win amazing prizes, themed laps, movie screenings, candle of hope ceremony, plenty of food, a variety of different performances and all while raising vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society. It’s open to EVERYBODY! You can sign up online using this link.

For more information on registering your team, email: cancersoc@socs.nuigalway.ie, or message NUIG Cancer Society on Facebook

 

Registration now open for NUI Galway International Women’s Week Events 5th-9th March

 

Casting call for extras for 2 short films and a documentary

Masters students are looking for extras of all ages, ethnicities, and genders to take part in two short films and a documentary. If interested, please email s.mcevoy5@nuigalway.ie with a picture and some details about yourself.

 

Focus Group Participants Required – FREE Pizza + €10 SU Card Credit!

The University are looking for students to take part in Focus Groups looking at your thoughts and opinions on NUI Galway “the brand”.

The Focus Groups will take place on Tuesday 27th of February at the following times

  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm
  • 3.45pm – 5.15pm

It will be a very laid back discussion with free pizza! If you are interested in taking part please email visit@nuigalway.ie        

 

Galway Sports Partnership FREE Activity Leader Award Course this Friday & Saturday

Normally this course is €45 per person but NUI Galway students can attend for FREE. The course is targeted a people who are looking at delivering activities (sporting/games) to groups and it would suit anyone aiming to help out at summer camps, youth groups etc. The course takes place this Friday 6:30pm – 9:30pm and Saturday 9am – 4pm in the Connacht hotel. If interested please contact Jason.craughwell@galwaycity.ie ASAP for application form. Application deadline 5pm TODAY.

 

NUIG First Year Ball

The NUI Galway First Year ball takes place on Wednesday 14th of March and tickets are just €30 or €15 for afters only.

 

Call to Action! We want to hear your attitudes and beliefs towards people with obesity – survey takes less than 10 minutes

We are currently conducting an online survey of the levels of obesity stigma within the student population at NUI Galway. The results will be used to test the effectiveness of various interventions to address obesity stigma.

 

Charity Concierge recruiting volunteers for Latitude & Electric Picnic

All funds raised go to provide clean water, daily meals, deworming tablets, malaria nets, health education and more to children in African countries.

 

Events at Blackstone Launchpad next week

 

Applications open for “My Thesis in 3 minutes… in French!” Contest 

If you are a PhD student and you speak French, take part to this very special competition in Dublin on 14th March in Trinity College Dublin. You will have 3 minutes to present your research to a non-specialist audience. Registration is open until Tuesday the 27th February. This contest is open to all disciplines and all nationalities, with great prizes to win!

 

Upcoming FREE Workshops

  • 1pm-2pm TODAY Transition to Employment – Employer Panel in G010 Library Lobby. Open to students with a disability or mental health challenge.
  • 5.30pm-7.30pm Tues 27th Feb Exam Skills & Stress Management in G010 Library Lobby. Open to all students
  • 1pm-2pm Thurs 1st March Transition to Employment – CV Workshop in Careers Seminar Room. Open to students with a disability or mental health challenge.

 

2018 Chinese Lantern Festival

To celebrate the Chinese New Year of Dog, NUI Galway China Society will hold a Lantern Festival Party in the Hub from 1pm on Sunday 4th of March. We will show some Chinese traditional culture, such as Chinese writing, painting and we will teach you how to cook the delicious Chinese dumplings. All students welcome! Attendance is free but you have to book your place HERE. More info at NUI Galway China Society Facebook page or email chinese@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Weekly Job Market in Bank of Ireland on the concourse – come meet Revenue, LK Shields, EY, ALISON publishing, Verve, GLG, IntertradeIreland, Lidl . Free pizza and cake!
  • Careers with Botany and Plant Science
  • Diversity after University
  • Company presentations by Lidl and Wayfair
  • Career Options with Arts Fair
  • Careers in Creative Industries
  • Interview Skills Workshop

 

Want to win a 32GB iPad and make NUI Galway a better place?

Take 10 minutes to complete the National Student Survey now! The survey is open to all First Year and Final Year Undergrad students, and students on Taught and Research Postgrad programmes. Deadline this Sunday 25th February

 

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 during term.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm during term (Thursday 12pm-3pm)

Road Safety Day

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Road Safety Day

Lá na Sábháilteachta ar Bhóithre

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator + Bike Clinic

11am-3pm Thursday 22nd of February 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.
  • Get FREE High Vis stuff.
  • 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.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches 10,000 Step Challenge

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches 10,000 Step Challenge

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched the Marchathon 10,000 Step Challenge for NUI Galway students and staff. 36 teams of staff and student members have so far registered to take part in the challenge which runs for the month of March. The aim of the event is to encourage staff and students to walk more so that they reach 10,000 steps per day by the end of the challenge. Participants have the chance of winning prizes such as action cameras, shopping vouchers and challenge goodie packs from the National Transport Authority just by walking!

The health benefits of walking are huge as it helps tone muscles, strengthen bones, increases metabolism and reduces the risk of high blood pressure. Regular walking can also have a big impact on your mental health as it reduces stress, improves mood and increases self-esteem.

The Students’ Union is also making sure that participants stay safe by staying seen while walking as they have distributed hundreds of free high visibility items from the Road Safety Authority. Participants can still register online for the challenge at https://www.activetravellogger.ie/

Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern said: “It’s great to see students and staff coming together as a community for a project like this. Sneaking in a short walk each day can transform your health, body and mind plus it’s free! We are privileged to have some beautiful walks on campus which can easily be enjoyed on a break from study or work.”

Students’ Union Vice President/Education Officer Cathal Sherlock said: “In the lead up to exams it’s important that students ensure they make time for regular exercise in their schedules. Just 40 minutes of walking three times a week has been shown to protect the brain region associated with planning and memory. The Challenge is a great chance to turn exercise into a daily habit and there’s the added bonus that you can win prizes just by taking part!”

PHOTO: (Left to Right) NUI Galway Students’ Union Staff Members: Chris Newell, Maeve Lawless, Órla O’Donoghue, Noelle McNamara, Amber Walsh-Olesen and Gareth Williams.