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SU Weekly Email 5 – 22nd October 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Charity Challenge Sign Ups Are Open!

Our November Charity Challenge is the Kilometre Challenge and everyone who signs up will have access to 2 FREE Strength & Conditioning Classes each week for 6 weeks starting from this Mon 29th of Oct! Classes will be run by Lucia Byrne Fitness at 6.30pm each Monday and Wednesday via Zoom. More info + Registration link here.

You set yourself a personal goal for each month based around each charity challenge theme. It’s not a one size fits all event – you know your own capabilities so you do you! Feel free to join at any time and we will have lots of perks for everyone taking part!

For more info contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Walktober – Win Prizes!

Week 2 NUIG Walktober leaderboard is live! Well done to our 94 teams on putting in some serious steps

How to win in week 3 of Walktober at NUIG:

  1. Hit the step count target of 10,100 steps per person per day
  2. Enter the Team Photo competition by 1pm Friday 23rd Oct – theme is rivers/the sea.
  3. Just keep walking!

Don’t forget to log all your teams steps by 2pm on Tues 27th Oct (Monday is a Bank Holiday!) on www.activetravellogger.ie

 

Event Crew Meeting Today

The first meeting of our Event Crew is at 4pm TODAY Thurs 22nd October. Give Pádraic a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie if you want to get involved

 

Sin Issue 2

Read Issue 2 of your NUIG newspaper Sin HERE. Want to get involved with the paper? Contact the Editor Paddy Henry on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Free SU Diaries, SU Cards + Wall Planners

Call to the SU Shop in the Library Basement 8.30am-4pm Mon-Fri and get your FREE SU Diary, SU Card and Flirt FM Wall Planner.

 

Level 5 At NUIG Update

 

Minding Our Mental Health during COVID-19

Mental Health Ireland have put together some great tips, worksheets, videos and resources to help you mind your mental health. More info here.

 

Library Still Open

The NUIG library will be staying open during Level 5 restrictions. Mon – Fri 08:30 – 20:00, Sat 08:30-17:30 and Sun 10:00-17:30. You can book your seat here.

 

Can You Vote?

The Draft Register of Electors 2021/2022 is now being compiled. Log on to www.checktheregister.ie to see if you are registered to vote. If you wish to be added to the Register, make sure forms are submitted by this Sunday 25th Oct 2020. For any queries about registering to vote in Galway city, email register@galwaycity.ie  or phone 091 536 400

 

Sult + SU Shop Still Open

Sult will still be open on campus for takeaway food and tea/coffee Mon-Fri. The SU Shop will also be open in the Library Basement 8.30am-4pm Mon-Fri and you can get your FREE SU Diary, SU Card and Flirt FM Wall Planner there!

 

NUIG Seas Suas Programme – November 2020

Expressions of Interest are OPEN. Seas Suas is an empathy, well-being & bystander intervention training programme ran by the Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care Centre in NUI Galway. More info + application here.

 

Do you want to learn Irish?

Do you want to learn more about our national language and ways to learn it? Join USI for ‘I Wish I Could Speak Irish But…’ at 1pm Fri 6th Nov. Tickets here.

 

Win a Student Leap Card Goodie Bag!

Enter their competition on Facebook HERE or on Instagram HERE. Closing date midnight TONIGHT Thurs 22nd Oct!

 

Ar mhaith leat an nGaeilge a fhoghlaim?

Ar mhaith leat níos mó eolais a fháil ar ár dteanga náisiúnta agus conas í a fhoghlaim? Bígí linn ‘I Wish I Could Speak Irish But…’ Aoine, 6 Samhain, 1 i.n. Cláraigh anseo.

 

Barriers To Law Survey

Are you a law student or graduate that came through the ACCESS programme or HEAR/DARE scheme? Have you encountered particular barriers that did not exist for your peers and colleagues? Please fill out the Barriers To Law survey and have your say HERE.

 

Webinar on Being Young in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speakers will be exploring what policy makers can do in Ireland and across Europe to address the challenges of young people in the wake of the pandemic at 11am IST Tomorrow Fri 23rd Oct. Register here.

 

Galway Wind Park Scholarship Fund Open

Students living within 20km of the Wind Park can apply for 50% funding support towards third-level education fees, up to a maximum of 3 years. Closing date for applications is Fri 6th Nov. More info.

 

Can Everyone Afford to be Green?

How easy is it to go green, to make deliberate, eco-friendly choices when you’re barely getting by? Can everyone afford to dedicate time to learn and take action to become more sustainable? Join NYCI for this online event 5pm Weds 4th Nov HERE.

 

Free Irish Times Subscription

As an NUIG student you get a Free subscription to The Irish Times. The free one year digital subscription allows access to premium content, unlimited articles and special offers for subscribers. Sign up here.

 

Upcoming ALIVE NUIG Online and Offline Events

  • 5pm TODAY Thurs 22nd Oct “Covid-19 Conversations” with SpunOut.ie about staying motivated and making friends in the online world. JOIN HERE
  • 2pm Weds 28th Oct ALIVE and Galway Community Circus Workshop. Meet outside Quad and walk to Shantalla to learn about the circus. JOIN HERE

 

Update on NUIG Conferring

NUIG Winter Conferring ceremonies will take place virtually Mon 30th Nov to Weds 9th Dec. The University are thinking about ways in which they can make these virtual conferring ceremonies more meaningful and would like your suggestions on president@nuigalway.ie

Don’t forget that NUIG Graduates are entitled to vote in Seanad Éireann elections but you must register for your vote first. Details on how to register for your vote are available here.

 

What do I do if… 

I experience symptoms:  

  • If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms – high temperature (38°C or higher), a cough, difficulty breathing, a change or loss of your sense of smell or taste – you must act quickly. Stay at home or isolate on campus. Phone the Student Health Unit on (091) 492604 or fill out their online screening form or phone your local GP. Describe your symptoms and follow the doctor’s instructions.

I receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis:  

  • Follow public health advice. You will need to self-isolate and your close contacts will need to get tested and restrict their movements.
  • You should contact the University confidentially (either by emailing COVID-19@nuigalway.ie or contacting lecturer/administrator). This will enable the University to offer support.

I discover my classmate has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: 

  • If you are a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you need to get tested for COVID-19 and restrict your movements for 14 days – even if your test comes back negative. See the difference between a ‘close’ and ‘casual’ contact on the HSE website.

I discover my housemate has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: 

  • You are considered a close contact. You need to get tested for COVID-19 and restrict your movements for 14 days – even if your test comes back negative.

 

Financial Aid Fund Open

Don’t let money worries cost you your education. The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support for students who are experiencing financial difficulties while attending college.

 

Not Sure About Your Course?

The Career Development Centre are running virtual  ‘First year Drop In’ event on Tuesdays in October to give anyone who is unsure of their course an opportunity to meet with one of the team and discuss your options and get advice and support. Last session is Tues 27th of Oct 11am-12pm.  Register to attend here.

More info from careers@nuigalway.ie

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Student Leap Cards

Our office is still closed so we can’t currently process Student Leap Card applications and we don’t have a reopening date yet. For any queries please contact the Student Leap Card help desk (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) Email: info@studentleapcard.ie Phone: 1890 457 056

 

Tell the SU

If there’s something you want to highlight, or if you want to ask about something, it’s simple! Just get in touch with us using #TellTheSU

Maybe you want to get something off your chest or complain about something on campus. Is there something that you think needs to be sorted? Then #TellTheSU #InisDonChomhaltasé

 

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

SU Weekly Email 3 – 8th October 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Want to be a Class Rep?

Class Rep Elections will be a two-step online process this year on the NUIG YourSpace platform

Undergrad students:

Step 1: Nominations are open until 12pm Weds 14 Oct

Step 2: Voting Weds 14 Oct to Mon 19 Oct

Postgrad Students:

Step 1: Nominations open 12pm Mon 12 Oct to 12pm Fri 16 Oct

Step 2: Voting Mon 19 Oct to Fri 23rd Oct

More information about being a Class Rep is available on our website here. You can also give the SU VP/Education Officer Emma a shout on su.education@nuigalway.ie if you have any questions

 

SU Walks & Talks!

We are holding socially distant Walks and Talks for NUIG students 1pm-2.30pm TODAY Thurs 8th Oct and 12pm-1.30pm Sat 10th Oct (World Mental Health Day). BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL and spaces are limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. Get your free ticket here! Don’t forget your face mask.

 

Last Day of SU Pop Up Today!

TODAY is our LAST DAY of our SU Pop Up in the Quad so call over 12pm-3pm to get ALL THE FREE STUFF! Including: Face Masks, SU Diaries, SU Cards, Flirt FM Wall Planners and High Vis Vests. We still don’t have a reopening date for the SU office from the University.

 

How is College Life Going for You?

Please take our October survey here so we can address the issues that are worrying you.

 

Sin Issue 1 Link

Here’s the link to issue 1 of Sin newspaper with all the NUIG news you need to know! Want to get involved with the paper? Contact the Editor Paddy Henry on editor.sin@gmail.com

 

Financial Aid Fund Open

Don’t let money worries cost you your education. The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support for students who are experiencing financial difficulties while attending college. NUIG online applications will be available here soon.

 

Walktober Weekly Competitions

There’s 3 ways to win this week if you are taking part in our Walktober Challenge:

  1. Virtual Challenge. This is a virtual 37km walk through the hills of Donegal which means a weekly team average of 49,300 steps, equating to approximately 7,100 steps per person per day. Get all team members to that target this week, log your steps and you could win prizes!
  2. Team Photo competition. In keeping with our trip to Donegal we would love to see can you include a hill or mountain summit in the background.  Submit your team photo via our Competition Entry Form by Friday 9th October at 1pm.
  3. Get your team in the Top 25 of the leader board and you will be entered into a draw to win a Smarter Travel Goody Bag. The only way to get here is to step and log on to register your steps!

 

Suirbhé chun ranganna Gaeilge/spás sóisialta a fháil ar champas

 

Survey for Irish classes and social spaces on campus

 

Online Events

The University is running a series of online events including information sessions about the Library, a Jobs Fair, Volunteering information, mindfulness classes and more. Full details and booking here.

 

“COVID-19 Conversations” 5pm Thurs 15th Oct via Zoom 

Hear from national student’s union leader, Gary who joins Aisling and Lorraine in a chat on the USI new campaign on students staying safe, while living life to the full! Come along for tea and chat.

Register for zoom link here.

 

What is a Money Mule?

A money mule is a person recruited by criminals to help in transferring stolen or fraudulently obtained money from bank accounts. Money muling equals money laundering. You might be offered a job that involves receiving money into your bank account and transferring it into another account letting you keep some of the cash for yourself. Doing so would make you a Money Mule. 30 people have been arrested and €1.5 million has been stolen so far. More arrests are expected. Gardaí are particularly appealing to students to be vigilant and never ever allow your bank account to be used in this way. A conviction of this type carries a potential prison sentence of 14 years. Check www.fraudsmart.ie for more info.

 

Some good news from the Library

  1. You can now book a seat in the Library for the whole day via their website.
  2. PhD Students can now check out up to 20 books
  3. They are holding an online info session at 12pm TODAY Thurs 8th Oct to learn more about using the library. Link here.

 

Volunteering In The New Academic Year: Getting Started In Third-Level Volunteering

First years and new volunteers, join Mairead Cleary and the studentvolunteer.ie working group 1pm-2pm Weds 14th Oct as they help you start your volunteer journey in university or college. Our team will be on board to ask any questions you have about starting volunteering in the this new academic year. COVID19 has changed the volunteer landscape significantly but you can still be involved and share your knowledge and skills with some fantastic organisations in your community Register on Zoom HERE to attend.

 

Stammering Support

ISA workshop ‘Accessing Higher Level- Supports for someone who stammers’ at 10am Thurs 15th October via zoom. Register for free here. Suitable for students who stammer or anyone supporting those who stammer. Panel discussion + Q & A.

 

Online Learning Tips

 

Need help with Maths?

SUMS is back with free online informal mathematics support for NUIG Students in 1st and 2nd year and on Access/Foundation courses from Monday 12th of October. More info here.

 

Jobs Fair on Monday

The NUIG Job Fair takes place 11am-4pm on Mon 12th Oct. Open to all NUIG students and those who graduated from NUIG this year. More info here.

 

Did you miss Orientation?

There’s loads of information for new NUI Galway students here. The University have also produced a video with all the NUIG services for students here.

 

Computer DISC is Online

Computer DISC is a free online service that supports all students with their self-directed learning in computing topics at all years and levels in NUI Galway. More information is available here or email computerdisc@it.nuigalway.ie

 

Join Clubs and Societies

It’s never too late to join up to Clubs and Societies! Just sign up at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie

 

Student feedback wanted on NUIG Draft Sustainability Strategy

NUIG is on a journey to establishing the university as a leading, green smart and healthy campus.  They recently published a draft Sustainability Strategy for the period 2020-2025 and need student input on the draft document. Please read the draft strategy here and share your opinions with them. What do you think of the aims, objective and targets they have set? Does the Strategy meet your needs on campus? How can they improve the strategy? Let them know what you think by 5pm Fri 16th Oct.  You can share your comments and feedback here.  Alternatively email sustainability@nuigalway.ie

 

Not Sure About Your Course?

The Career Development Centre are running virtual  ‘First year Drop In’ event on Tuesdays in October to give anyone who is unsure of their course an opportunity to meet with one of the team and discuss your options and get advice and support.

These drop in sessions are running on the following dates:

Tuesday 13th of October 11-12.  Register to attend here.

Tuesday 20th of October 11-12.  Register to attend here.

Tuesday 27th of October 11-12.  Register to attend here.

More info from careers@nuigalway.ie

 

Aware Free Online Programme

If you need help managing feelings of stress, worry, anxiety or depression – Aware’s Life Skills Free Online programme may be for you. Registration opens Mon 12 Oct. Register here if you want to be notified when it opens. Learn simple and practical skills online over 8 weeks for free.

 

First Year Student Helpline Open

The NUIG Student First Year Hotline is open until Friday the 14th of October. Contact them for all your queries including registration, fees, orientation and accommodation on +353 91 493 999. Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm.

 

Can You Vote?

The Draft Register of Electors 2021/2022 is now being compiled. Log on to www.checktheregister.ie to see if you are registered to vote. If you wish to be added to the Register, make sure forms are submitted by 25th October 2020. For any queries about registering to vote in Galway city, email register@galwaycity.ie  or phone 091 536 400

 

Learn Suicide Prevention Skills Online

LivingWorks Start is an online programme suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become more suicide alert. This interactive training programme will give you the skills and knowledge to keep others safe from suicide. More info about the programme is available here and you can contact mary.mcgrath9@hse.ie to sign up. Please note this programme is the step before safeTALK and ASIST.

Student Health Unit

The FREE Student Health Unit is open but you must book your appointment online prior to attending. More information on their services and how to book your appointment online here.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Academic Writing Centre

The Academic Writing Centre provide one-on-one tutorials on essay writing that are free for all NUIG Students. They also support student writing through workshops, modules, and competitions.

 

5 Ways To Get Involved in Your SU this Year

  1. Charity Challenge – Each month from November we will have a different charity challenge to raise funds for the SU Charities. Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for info
  2. Event Crew – The crew will organise events during term to give students a chance to meet up on or off line. Contact su.president@nuigalway.ie for info
  3. Class Representatives – Each class elects a class rep to be their voice. Contact su.education@nuigalway.ie for info
  4. Welfare Crew – The crew will organise campaigns on student issues such as sexual health, mental health and equality issues. Contact su.welfare@nuigalway.ie for info
  5. Elections – There are currently 5 Vacant Officer positions to be filled. Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for info

 

Student Leap Cards

Our office is still closed so we can’t currently process Student Leap Card applications and we don’t have a reopening date yet. For any queries please contact the Student Leap Card help desk (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) Email: info@studentleapcard.ie Phone: 1890 457 056

 

CÉIM  

Our CÉIM academic peer support programme for 1st year students at NUI Galway is being delivered online in 2020/21 due to COVID-19. CÉIM is available to approximately 1,650 1st year students studying: Engineering & Construction Management; Geography; Law (all programmes including BA Law); Political Science & Sociology; Psychology. More info 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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

SU Weekly Email 1 – 24th September 2020

Weekly Email

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

 

Free Face Masks

The SU Office might be closed but you can call in to our SU Pop Up in the Quad to pick up your pack of 3 free reusable face masks. The masks have been supplied by NUI Galway and there’s a pack for every NUIG student so don’t panic! We will also have FREE SU Diaries, SU Cards and Flirt FM Wall Planners at the SU Pop Up. Please wear a mask and follow the social distancing signage/instructions. The Pop Up will be open until Fri 9th Oct and our provisional opening hours are here.

 

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: Pádraic su.president@nuigalway.ie

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

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

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

Mature Students: Michelle  su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Taught: Martin su.pgtaught@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Research: Sebastiaan  su.pgresearch@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Kirsty su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

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

Convenor Science and Engineering: Aoife su.scienceengineering@nuigalway.ie

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

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

Disability Rights: Patricia su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

5 Ways To Get Involved in Your SU this Year

  1. Charity Challenge – Each month we will have a different charity challenge to raise funds for the SU Charities. Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for info
  2. Event Crew – The crew will organise events during term to give students a chance to meet up on or off line. Contact su.president@nuigalway.ie for info
  3. Class Representatives – Each class elects a class rep to be their voice. Contact su.education@nuigalway.ie for info
  4. Welfare Crew – The crew will organise campaigns on student issues such as sexual health, mental health and equality issues. Contact su.welfare@nuigalway.ie for info
  5. Elections – There are currently 5 Vacant Officer positions to be filled. Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for info

 

Student Leap Cards

Our office is still closed so we can’t currently process Student Leap Card applications and we don’t have a reopening date yet. For any queries please contact the Student Leap Card help desk (Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm) Email: info@studentleapcard.ie Phone: 1890 457 056

 

COVID-19 and NUIG

Galway is currently at level 2 (green). We would love to reach level 1 but to do that we need to stop the spread of Covid-19 by:

  1. Limiting our social contacts to priority contacts.
  2. Practising good hand hygiene. There are hand sanitisation stations all around campus. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds.
  3. Wearing a face covering. Free reusable face masks are available from the SU Pop Up at the Quad. There are 3 for every NUIG student.
  4. Keep social distance of 2 metres and please follow the yellow arrows/social distancing markings on campus.
  5. Maintain good cough/sneeze etiquette. Throw used tissues in the bin.
  6. Self-isolate if you feel you have any symptoms of COVID and ring your GP or the Student Health Unit ASAP to arrange a test.
  7. Download the free Covid Tracker App.

 

#EducationForAll

This week the national #EducationForAll campaign was launched calling on politicians to take immediate action on Higher Education Funding. It’s time to end fees. Cut Rents. Support Students. Learn more about the campaign here. Sign the campaign petition here.

 

Walktober – Win Prizes by Walking!

Walktober our annual Walking Challenge that runs from Mon 5th Oct to Sun 1st Nov. It is open to all staff and students at NUI Galway. How to take part:

  1. Get into a team of 3-6 people, including the captain
  2. Sign up online www.activetravellogger.ie
  3. Participants can download an app, buy a pedometer, step counter, or other step tracking device.
  4. During the Challenge: participants are asked to log steps online at www.activetravellogger.ie

Teams will be awarded for their improvement throughout the challenge. There will also be lots of opportunities to win prizes throughout the challenge, including photo competitions, story competitions and weekly prize draws.

 

How is the return to College going for you?

Take our survey HERE so we know what issues you need us to be aware of.

 

Need to get forms stamped?

Here’s a handy update from Student Registry Helpdesk on what they can/can’t stamp for you and how to get in touch to arrange this. Please note they don’t stamp FRS2 (Student Free Fee Declaration) form. This form must be sent to the Fees Office (fees@nuigalway.ie) for completion.

 

Student Health Unit

The FREE Student Health Unit is open but you must book your appointment online prior to attending. More information on their services and how to book your appointment online here.

 

CÉIM  

Our CÉIM academic peer support programme for 1st year students at NUI Galway is being delivered online in 2020/21 due to COVID-19. CÉIM is available to approximately 1,650 1st year students studying: Engineering & Construction Management; Geography; Law (all programmes including BA Law); Political Science & Sociology; Psychology. More info here.

 

Library Open

The Library is back open with limited services and you now need to book your seat online before attending. More info on their services here.

 

Laptop Loan Scheme

Applications are open for the Laptop Loan Scheme until Friday the 2nd of October. You can find more information and apply online here

 

Online Learning Guide

Online Learning at NUI Galway – Getting Started Guide Available here.

 

NUIG Clubs Day and Socs Day are going virtual!

You can meet them all on Tues 29th Sept, Weds 30th Sept and Thurs 1st Oct. You can also use your YourSpace login to sign up to any club/society online any time! More info about CLUBS HERE and about SOCIETIES HERE.

 

Are you a young adult (18-30 years) living with asthma? Participants needed!

Researchers at the School of Psychology, NUI Galway are conducting a study on the use of a smartphone app to support adherence to preventer inhalers. Participation will involve 2 brief online questionnaires and downloading and using an app. To take part or for more info, click here.

 

Graduating soon?

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

 

Disability Support Service Registration

Students with evidence of a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition, or a specific learning disability should register with the Disability Support Service. Please email disabilityservice@nuigalway.ie

 

Flirt FM is 25!

The NUIG radio station Flirt FM turns 25 this Monday 28th of September and to mark this huge occasion they are holding a 25 hour broadcast! Find out how to get involved and join the party here.

 

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 Emma 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 at the SU Pop Up at the Quad 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 and Smokey’s Café. 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!

 

Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor 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

 

Attention Postgrad Research Students

The NUIG Postgraduate Research Society will be holding a virtual AGM TONIGHT Thurs 24th Sept 6pm-7pm with an optional fancy dress competition! If you are not a member of the society, join via YourSpace or email postgrad@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

 

We are Hiring: Sin Editor

News & Events

SIN EDITOR

Sin Newspaper is the official Student Newspaper of NUI Galway. A fortnightly publication published by the Students’ Union, the paper includes a mix of campus news, features, sport and reviews.

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sin will continue to be published as an online newspaper via ISSUU.

Sin.ie is the online information resource of NUI Galway Students’ Union. The website will include up to date news and features and will be a comprehensive information and resource centre for NUI Galway students with regards to college and local news in particular.

The Sin Editor will be a self starter who works well with others and has particular strengths in working with, and motivating a team of volunteers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit, direct and motivate a team of voluntary sub editors and writers
  • Overall responsibility for sourcing newspaper and website content
  • Maintain a high standard of writing in both Sin Newspaper and Sin Website
  • Edit 12 issues of Sin Newspaper in conjunction with the Students’ Union
  • Update Sin.ie website and social media platforms regularly with news, features etc
  • Work with the Graphic Designer to ensure consistent design and layout
  • Develop links with other student publications to facilitate sharing of information and resources
  • Oversee distribution of Sin Newspaper across campus
  • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time

Remuneration

€500 stipend per issue

Applications

Please include the following:

  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • CV
  • A sample proposal outlining a plan of action of how you would manage Sin Newspaper over the next academic year. This should include your plans for writer recruitment and retention, format of Sin, general promotion of Sin, and any other ideas you have.

Applications by email only to: recruitment@su.nuigalway.ie

Closing date:            5:00pm Wednesday 15th July 2020

 

SU Weekly Email 30 – 2nd April 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. We hope you are all doing okay during this stressful time. Your SU is here for you so keep in touch.

 

Exam Timetable Update

You are now able to access your new exam timetables. There are few key changes that we would like to draw your attention to:

  • Exams will start 21st April and finish Fri 15th May (an extension of 1 week)
  • There will only be two exam time slots 9:30am and 2:30pm.
  • You will only have a max of 1 online exam per day.
  • In certain circumstances you will be able to carry up to 10 ECTS into your next year of study.
  • There will be no capping on repeat exams this academic year (unless the Exam Security Group apply it in individual cases)
  • You will only be required to repeat components of a module you have failed and not the entire module
  • You will have up to 30 minutes extra time to upload supporting documents i.e. diagrams
  • Where the Disability Support Service has recommended exam accommodations for you, please liaise with the appropriate staff in the relevant discipline to request that any required exam accommodations are put in place for timed assessments designed to replace the semester 2 exams
  • If students have caring responsibilities, we have asked for academics to be flexible with the current situation we are all in. If you feel that an exam/assessment really isn’t working for you in this context, we would advise to get in contact with the relevant academic staff.
  • Each student will be required to sign a disclaimer to say the work they have done is their own and may be requested to complete a viva, if there are concerns about ownership of work.

Full advice from the exams office can be found HERE

UG Marks and Standards

PG Marks and Standards.

 

Sin

Well done to all the Sin team on getting their last issue out on schedule. This Shutdown Special issue has all the news you need to know about NUIG life. Read it here.

 

SU Elections Update

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the election of the remainder of the SU Officer positions will be postponed until the 2020/21 Academic Year (Dates to be confirmed). These positions are:

  • International Students Officer
  • Ethnic Minorities Officer
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Convenor of College of Business, Public Policy & Law
  • SU Council Chair

For more information contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie 

 

Your incoming SU Officers for 2020/21 who will take up their positions on the 1st of July are:

President: Pádraic Toomey

Vice President/Education Officer: Emma Sweeney

Vice President/Welfare & Equality Officer: Róisín Nic Lochlainn

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Erin Mac an tSaoir

Mature Students: Michelle Mitchell

Gender & LGBT+ Rights Officer: Maeve Arnup

Disability Rights Officer: Patricia O’Mahony

Postgraduate Taught Officer: Martin Smyth

Postgraduate Research Officer: Sebastiaan Bierema

Clubs’ Captain: Kirsty Moran

Convenor of College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies: Claire McHale

Convenor of College of Science and Engineering: Aoife Buckley

Convenor of College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: Evan O’Flaherty

 

Refund Students Their Deposits!

The Union of Students in Ireland and Students’ Unions across Ireland have teamed up with Uplift to call for signatories to an open letter demanding student rent refunds.

Please sign the open letter here.

 

Marchathon Update

Well done to all our NUI Galway Marchathon teams on a great effort again this year. Extra congratulations to the Red Hot Chili Steppers team who came 1st in NUIG and 17th Nationally!

The NUIG Top 10 teams were:
1. Red Hot Chili Steppers
2. ISS Plodders
3. Stride of Pride
4. Right to Travel
5. GPS Walkers
6. B-MSCs = Big Manly Slow Celts
7. Walk for Life
8. Legs Miserable
9. The Wingers
10. Schteps

Hope everyone keeps up the socially distant steps! View the full leader board on www.activetravellogger.ie

 

Ally File Convertor

Ally allows you to convert files into more accessible formats for yourself including audio, HTML and beeline (which allows you to choose different colour gradients for your documents). If you cannot access this via your Blackboard account or want to convert other files, Ally have just launched a temporary webpage to help you convert files call the file transformer. The link for this is here. 

 

NUIG Society Updates

The Socs Box have put together an updated webpage with COVID-19 information along with stuff to keep you entertained, self-care tips and lots more to keep you connected here.

 

Need Career Advice?

The Career Development Centre team are available to support you online at the moment. You can submit a query or book an online appointment through our online portal Careers Connect here.

 

Need access to books/journals?

Keep an eye on the NUI Galway Library Blog for updates on free access to books and journals across a range of subjects.

 

Questionnaire: Green Spaces on NUIG Campus and benefits to wellbeing

A final year Geography student at NUIG is carrying out a research project on the benefits of green spaces, namely those in NUI Galway, and to effectively investigate how they might benefit ones sense of wellbeing. Please complete the short questionnaire here if you are familiar with the green spaces at NUIG.

 

Free Condoms and Lube

Sexual Health West are offering a FREE mail service of condoms and lubricant to make sure that we are staying safe while at home. During this time it is vital to avoid close contact — including sex — with anyone outside your household. Please contact info@sexualhealthwest.ie The condom and lube wrappers will be treated prior to posting. Stay safe!

 

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Galway

Join a free online introduction to meditation class this Saturday 4th April at 2pm at sahaj.me or meditate now at wemeditate.co

 

Bored?

This is a list of services that have been made available for free for the duration of the #COVID19 pandemic: https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/

 

Flirt FM

Flirt FM is still on the air and all their amazing volunteers are doing great work putting together new shows to keep you entertained. Tune in on 101.3FM or here.

 

NUIG Support Services for You

Here is the link to the NUI Galway supports page where all the contacts for support services in NUIG are available and up-to-date: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/student-support/

 

Lockers

We won’t be emptying out any lockers during the campus shutdown. As soon as campus is accessible again you can retrieve items from your locker.

 

Applications for NUIG Sports Scholarships extended to 15th May

These are open to new and current NUIG students. More info and online application HERE.

 

Global Undergraduate Awards

Applications are open for the Global Undergraduate Awards 2020 Programme. If you are from the class of 2019, 2020 or 2021 and have a piece of academic coursework that received an A grade or equivalent then you are eligible to submit. Entry deadline is 12noon Tues 2nd June.

More info here.

 

Interested in studying Law?

Applications are now open for the UCD Sutherland School of Law Graduate Programmes. More info here.

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions you may have.

 

SU Weekly Email 24 – 20th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#NUIGSU20 Elections – Nominations are OPEN

  • 3 x Paid Full Time Officer NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN! Closing date 5pm Weds 26th Feb.
  • 14 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

Your guide to running for #NUIGSU20 Elections is HERE or contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

NUIG Rent Hikes

We are outraged by the University’s decision to increase rent in on-campus student accommodation by 4% for 2020/21. This means that from September a single room in the campus Goldcrest student accommodation will be €750 a month. This is a huge barrier to accessing education.

Please sign our petition against the rent increases HERE.

 

Marchathon Motivation Mondays Freebies!

Join us at Smokey’s Cafe 11am-1pm Mon 24th Feb & Mon 2nd March for our Marchathon Challenge sign up desk. We will have FREE STUFF for teams registering for the Marchathon Challenge including fruit and snoods to keep you motivated.  Marchathon Registration is Open NOW and you can win Prizes for Walking! The Challenge will run from Mon 2nd to Fri 27th March. Get together in teams of 3 to 6 people and have your team captain register your team on www.activetravellogger.ie to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including gift vouchers, activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and more!

We will also be holding 30 minute walks each Wednesday during the challenge to help you get the steps in, meet new people and maybe get some more free stuff!

 

Sin Issue 9

Here’s the latest issue of Sin which includes a chance to win tickets to the Sports Ball in the crossword competition. Read more here.

 

Exit Entry Job Clinic Today

Call up to Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm today to meet Exit Entry at their job clinic – you might even get a free water bottle!

 

Multicultural Event

1pm-3pm Tues 25th Feb in the Cube downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more info contact su.international@nuigalway.ie

 

Clubs’ Forum

The next Clubs’ Forum is on at 6pm on Weds 26th Feb in the Thomas Dillon Theatre on the Concourse. All welcome. Will include Q&A with Director of Sport Mike Heskin and Interim Clubs’ Officer Tanya Schafer. There’ll also be info about running for election as Clubs’ Captain (nominations open Weds 26th Feb!)

 

Need to sort out your taxes?

The FREE NUI Galway pilot Tax Clinic will run 4.30pm-7pm on the following days in the ILAS Centre, North Campus, offering basic tax info services to NUIG students: 24/25/26 Feb & 2/3/4 March – contact taxclinic@nuigalway.ie to book your free appointment.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 24th Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 24th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 25th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Clubs’ Ball! €40 full ball tickets are flying out the door already so get yours quick here

 

Need Books?

Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!

 

Lunchtime Seminar on Sports Journalism

You are invited to a lunchtime seminar on sports journalism 1pm Tues 25th Feb in G010 in Hardiman Research Building. Panelists include: Keith Duggan (The Irish Times), Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill (TG4), Mike Finnerty (Sky Sports & Mayo News), Cliona Foley (freelance sports journalist). RSVP to journalism@nuigalway.ie – refreshments will be served.

 

The Effects of Emotion Regulation on our Physical and Psychological Wellbeing

This study is a 10 minute survey interested in looking at how our ability to control our emotions can impact  different aspects of our wellbeing such as stress and anxiety. It is also looking at why we have individual differences in our ability to regulate our emotions such as our attachment style.

Survey link. 

 

Litter Pick this Saturday

Join the NUI Galway Active Citizens Society for a litter pick up at Droim Chaoin 11am-12pm this Sat 22nd Feb! Meet up at the pitch behind the Glen Oaks Lodge.

 

Funded European Volunteering Experience: ALIVE and the European Solidarity Corps

Would you like to spend three months in Portugal? Or a year in Italy? Fully funded and supported to volunteer with a non-profit organisation to gain experiences and build your skills. The European Solidarity Corp programme might be for  you! Come along to this info session at 12pm TODAY Thurs 20th Feb to learn more about it! ILAS (near Goldcrest) upstairs in the Boardroom (2nd floor) take the free campus bus to the ILAS building. Sign up for free lunch at the talk.

 

Blood Donation: A Randomised Control Trial

Would you like to take part in a 4 minute online survey regarding individuals’ blood donation intentions and behaviours? For our final year psychology research experiment myself and Sophy Molloy are examining personality, the effect of reciprocity priming and mode of delivery on blood donation intentions and behaviours. We are particularly interested in recruiting college-going participants! Survey Link

 

Postgrad Ball 2020

The NUIG Postgrad Ball 2020 will take place on Thurs 2nd of April in the Clayton Hotel. Early bird tickets, €45, will be available in Smokey’s on the 26th & 27th Feb 12pm-2pm. Tickets will be available from SocsBox or online for €50 after these dates.

 

Making Every Contact Count initiative – students’ perspectives

Would you like to take part in a short, anonymous online survey about a new initiative in supporting the prevention of chronic disease? Researcher contact: l.byrne27@nuigalway.ie

Survey Link.

 

Have your say in the Student Survey – Closing Date This Sun 23rd Feb!

This is your chance to improve your University experience at NUI Galway and you could win a €200 gift voucher! The survey can be completed by first year and final year undergrads and taught postgrads. Complete the survey now here

 

Note Taking & Study Skills Workshop

Rescheduled Note Taking & Study Skills Workshop will take place 5.30pm-7pm Tues 25th Feb in THB-G011 Seminar Room, The Hardiman Building.

Details of more Smart Life FREE Workshops here.

 

George Moore Scholars Fund For Postgrad Study in USA

This is a €20 million programme (2020-30) to support up to 300 academically talented students who wish to undertake postgraduate study in the USA. The programme is open to students from all backgrounds who completed most of their education on the island of Ireland, and who attended one of the 11 universities of Ireland. Applications close 27th March. Students may also have applied for sources of support to other schemes, such as Fulbright, SFI, IRC or the NUI Travelling Studentship Awards. More info: www.georgemoorescholars.ie

 

Talk: The Psychology of Genocide

The Psychology of Genocide (and other toxic situations) free talk will be at 6.30pm on Weds 11th March in AMBE G065 (psychology building). All students welcome! Please log your interest here.

 

How does depersonalization and self-categorization affect students’ levels of social anxiety?

This study is concerned with exploring the relationship between NUIG undergrad students levels’ of Self-Categorization, Social Anxiety, Attachment Style, Experiential Avoidance and Depersonalization and should take approximately 20 mins to complete.

Link to study for more info. 

 

ALIVE Volunteering Opportunities in the community and on campus – get involved in once off volunteering to build your experiences!

Have a click to read more:

Youth Work Ireland

Schools of Sanctuary

Think Outside Event

Engineering Family Day

 

Would you like to participate in a 1 minute volunteering app development questionnaire?

A group of final year students are developing an app to connect active and hopeful volunteers enabling them to interact with other like-minded people and tackle social issues that they are interested in. The app is in its development and by filling out the survey it would enable the creators to implement any tweaks or features that volunteers would want. Here`s the link to the questionnaire. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCQ5ZC9

 

Demechanising Bodies: A Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory

A Theatre of the Oppressed Laboratory for Queer people that will explore the patriarchal roots of gendered and sexual repression and rehearse strategies for resisting these oppressions 10am-6pm Sat 14th of March at NUIG. No previous experience in theatre is necessary. Places are limited so please RSVP HERE. 

 

Deadline to Register for Seanad Éireann Vote Weds 26th Feb

Are you an NUI Galway graduate? Make sure you register for your Seanad Éireann vote. Seanad Éireann is the Upper House of the Irish Legislature and is composed of sixty members. Three of these senators are elected by National University of Ireland graduates. You can get a registration form in the SU or online here. Please note that if you are not already registered you won’t be able to vote in the upcoming Seanad Éireann election.

 

National Women’s Council of Ireland: Call out to women with disabilities

We are starting a project to reach out to women with disabilities. We want you to get involved to help us reflect your experiences better in all our work and campaigns for women’s equality. If you are interested and want to get involved please contact Catherine on 01 679 0100 or email catherinel@nwci.ie

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

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 22 – 6th February 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week 2020

Mon 10th Feb

  • All Day look out for our volunteers giving out free Condoms and Lube across campus
  • 12pm-2pm “Loving Your Sexual Body” free talk with Anna Keogh in The View
  • 2pm-4pm Bra Collection at Smokey’s Café with BioMed Soc. Donate old bras to charity. In some developing countries wearing a bra is a symbol of wealth, status and power and will protect young women from sexual abuse. Most charity shops won’t accept donations of bras so this is a sustainable way to find a new home for old bras whilst helping women in need.

Tues 11th Feb

Weds 12th Feb

  • 10.30am-4.30pm USI & HSE Sexual Health Information at Smokey’s Café
  • 11am-4pm Rapid HIV Testing in The Space with Sexual Health West (formerly AIDS West)

Thurs 13th Feb

  • 2pm-4pm Bra Collection at Smokey’s Café with BioMed Soc. Donate old bras to charity.
  • 7pm Sex Toy Bingo in the Corrib Room at Sult (€5 Tickets via Eventbrite HERE)

Fri 14th Feb

ALL WEEK Free Condoms from the SU and the SU Engineering Desk

More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Become a 2020/2021 CÉIM Leader – Applications Close Monday!
Apply now to become a CÉIM peer learning student leader in 2020/21. Benefits include: free leadership training, skills development, improved CV, feel good factor of helping 1st years, meeting new people, CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge, and more. Closing date: Mon 10th Feb.

 

Disclosure Training – Limited Spaces Left

We have just a few spaces left for our Disclosure Training 10am-1.30pm next Tues 11th Feb with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. The course cost is €10 and you can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur.

 

#NUIGSU20 Elections

  • 3 x Paid Full Time Officer nominations open Weds 19th Feb
  • 15 x Voluntary Part Time Officer nominations open Weds 26th Feb
  • SU Council Chair Nominations open Thurs 5th March

Your guide to running for #NUIGSU20 Elections is HERE or contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie for more information.

 

Sin Issue 8

Hot off the presses here’s the latest issue of Sin Newspaper with all your NUI Galway news and your chance to win SU Card Credit! Read it here.

 

Have your say in the Student Survey

This is your chance to improve your University experience at NUI Galway and you could win a €200 gift voucher! The survey can be completed by first year and final year undergrads and taught postgrads. Complete the survey now here

 

SU Life Skills Sign Ups Now Open

 

SU Council Meeting this Monday

Our next SU Council meeting takes place 6pm Mon 10th of Feb in AUC G002 in Áras Uí Chathaill. All welcome!

For more info contact su.education@nuigalway.ie or su.council@nuigalway.ie

 

Need a Valentine’s Day present?

If you need a Valentine’s Day present for your sole mate why not give the gift of cosy feet! Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are just €9 a pair and are on sale from the SU Office, the SU Shop and our website HERE. They’re perfect for secret library crushes too and all funds go to the SU Charities!

 

Sex Toy Bingo Tickets On Sale

Sex Toy Bingo is back next Thurs 13th Feb for SHAG Week, tickets are selling fast and all proceeds go to the SU Charities.

Get yours here.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 10th Feb 6pm – 8pm AUC G002 Áras Uí Chathail SU Council
Tues 11th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 12th Feb 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 13th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 24th Feb 2pm – 3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 24th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 25th Feb 6pm – 7pm MY123 Seminar Room 1 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council

 

Climate Strike: Fridays For Future TOMORROW

This Climate Strike is a pre-election protest lead by the Fridays for Future campaign. We will be meeting outside Sult at 12:30pm and then marching to Eyre Square where we will hold the strike from 1pm to 3:30pm. We need the Government to hear us loud and clear in this upcoming election, our future is in their hands. For more information contact younggreens@socs.nuigalway

 

Update on Postgraduate Election to Údarás na hOllscoile

Following the voting process for a Postgraduate Student to Údarás na hOllscoile on 29th January, 2020 the voting result was inconclusive. Therefore, the voting process will be re-run. Voting will take place 10am-9pm on Tues 11th Feb on the Concourse for the following candidates:

  • O’Connor, Dómhnall
  • Ward, Owen

Please note: You must present a valid Student ID in order to vote. All previous votes have expired. Only Postgraduate taught and research students are eligible to vote

 

Clubs’ Ball Tickets

Early Bird tickets are now SOLD OUT for the Clubs’ Ball! €40 full ball tickets are flying out the door already so get yours quick here

 

Need Books?

Save some money by checking the SU Second hand bookshop to see if we have what you need!

 

Looking to Get Fit in a Non-Competitive, Social Environment?

NUIG Athletic Club’s Fit For Life are free weekly runs every Monday at 6pm meeting at the Kingfisher. This is suitable for all levels of fitness. Contact them here for more info.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Galway 2020 Opening Ceremony this Saturday

If you are around Galway this Saturday make sure you head down to South Park from 5pm for the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony.

 

Marchathon Registration is Open – Win Prizes for Walking!

You are invited to participate in the annual Smarter Travel Step Challenge, Marchathon. The Marchathon Challenge will run from Mon 2nd to Fri 27th March. Get together in teams of 3 to 6 people and have your team captain register your team on activetravellogger.ie to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including gift vouchers, activity trackers, Bluetooth speakers, power banks and more! The more you walk the more chances you have to win!

 

The Prevalence, Perception and Adherence of Alternative Dietary Lifestyles in College Students

You are invited to take part in a survey assessing how prevalent certain diets among college students, student perceptions of these diets and the levels of adherence that accompany them.

Study Link.  Researchers email: r.mcguinness5@nuigalway.ie

 

ShoutOut Volunteer Training

ShoutOut are hosting volunteer training in Galway 7pm-9.30pm Thurs 13th Feb in Bar Nova. This is your chance to make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ young people. More info here.

 

The Effects of Emotion Regulation on our Physical and Psychological Well-Being

This study is a 10 minute survey interested in looking at how our ability to control our emotions can impact on different aspects of our wellbeing such as stress and anxiety. It is also looking at the causes of our ability to regulate our emotions such as our attachment style.

Survey Link. 

 

Health Promotion Postgraduate Open Evening

Are you interested in learning about health and well-being, and the wider determinants of health?  Why not join us for our Health Promotion Postgrad Open Evening at 6pm on Fri 28th Feb in Áras Moyola. More info from hpinfo@nuigalway.ie

 

Would you like to participate in a quick study on social media?

You  may have tried to help a few weeks ago, and unfortunately the server crashed. Technology always makes life interesting, doesn’t it? It has been fixed now, and we apologize for any inconvenience. But we still need your help. We are running an online study on how social media news impacts people. It will take approximately 5-8 minutes (honestly). It is open to every student in every discipline. If you are interested in participating and helping, you can access the survey here. If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact Christie at c.tetreault1@nuigalway.ie

 

USI Connecting Minds Event

Whether you are a student who has lived experience of mental illness in third level, someone who is interested in student mental health, a student researcher in the area, or if your society has done something in relation to mental health in third level, USI would like to invite you to their student mental health event, which will take place on Thurs 26th March (venue TBC) from 10am – 4pm.

 

Menstrual Pain Among University Students in Ireland Survey

Would you like to take part in a short online survey about the impact of menstrual pain and the management strategies used to cope with it? If you have any questions please contact the researcher K.Monahan5@nuigalway.ie

 

Free Yoga Meditation Class this Saturday

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes are back this Sat 8th Feb 2pm-3pm at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road Galway. All welcome every Saturday.

 

Beer Run this Sunday

Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is back at 12.30pm this Sunday for a sociable 5/8/10km run followed by a free beer. Meet up down at the Salthouse and you can leave your bags there while you run!

 

Call for participants in Council of Europe No Hate Speech Training Course

Training is via e-learning modules from March to May and a residential course in May in Strasbourg. Deadline for applications is Weds 12th Feb 2020 More info here.

 

Recommend a Friend (or yourself!)

Know someone who would make a great #NUIGSU Officer? Maybe you are starting to think about running for election yourself! Recommend a friend (or yourself!) for #NUIGSU20 Elections 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.

SU Weekly Email 13 – 21st November 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

SU Council Meeting Monday

The final SU Council meeting of this year takes place at 6pm this Monday 25th of November in HBB G019 in the Human Biology Building opposite Sult. All are welcome to attend. For more info contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

We are now selling our Big Yellow Thing Socks for just €9 a pair. All proceeds go to the SU Charities! On sale now in the SU Office, the SU Shop and on our website here.

 

Win €100 SU Card Credit!

The latest issue of Sin newspaper has another great crossword competition with €100 SU Card Credit up for grabs along with all the NUIG news you need to know!

Read It Here!

 

Registration Open for NStEP Training

NStEP (the National Student Engagement Programme) training sessions have been booked and will take place 2pm-5pm Weds 27th Nov. You can reserve your place HERE.  These sessions are open to all students however only 30 people can attend an individual session. The training will focus on the following areas – The Student Learning Experience, Gathering Student Opinion, Effective Feedback, Developing Solutions, Making Change Happen, Closing the Loop. If you have any questions email su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Can You Bake?

We are looking for NUI Galway’s finest bakers to bake up some treats for us to sell at the SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit on Weds 4th Dec. The event will be raising funds for the SU Charities: AIDS West and Domestic Violence Response. To volunteer email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie – even if you can’t bake we also need helpers to sell cakes, raffle tickets and charity socks on the day!

 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Mon 27th of Jan 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG. Tickets €5. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. BUY TICKETS HERE.

 

Deadline to Register to Vote is Monday!

The deadline to get registered to vote is this Monday 25th of November. Get your paperwork sorted in the SU Office ASAP to make sure you can use your vote.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

#TellTheSU

If there’s something you want to highlight, or if you want to ask about something, it’s simple! Just get in touch with the Students’ Union by using #TellTheSU Maybe you want to get something off your chest or complain about something on campus. Is there something that you think needs to be sorted? Then #TellTheSU

You can find us on social media or fill in a comment card at our #TellTheSU Boxes around campus.

 

Christmas Exam Buses €2 Per Journey

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Monday 9th December – Thursday 19th December 2019

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40

 

Pet Farm Visit

As part of our Wind Down Week of events we will have our Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit 12pm – 3pm Weds 4th Dec at Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be llamas, goats, lambs, rabbits, sheep, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, chicks, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM. Our friends at NUIG Animal Ambassadors will also have their Soothing Snakes, Silly Spiders, Lovely Lizards, Mysterious Mantids and Super Snails!

 

USIT J1 Info Stand and talk next Thursday

Planning your summer already? USIT will be on campus next Thurs 28th Nov with lots of info about your J1 options. Call to their stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-3pm.

 

Give Blood in Galway Next Week

5pm-8.30pm Tues 26th, Weds 27th and Thurs 28th November in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit Industrial Estate

 

Free Mindfulness Practice

Practise self-care and self-compassion this week! We now have two free shared mindfulness practice sessions in NUI Galway each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Tuesday morning Mindfulness with Dr Eva Flynn:  8.15am to 8.45am in the Clinical Science Institute, Room 2012 (Up to and including 10th Dec)

Wednesday lunchtime Mindfulness with Dr Phil Noone: 1.15pm to 1.35pm in Seminar Room 5, 2nd Floor, Áras Moyola (Up to and including 10th Dec)
All our shared practice sessions are free and suitable for people with no previous knowledge of mindfulness as well as those who have been practising for many years. Staff, students and members of the community are welcome!

 

Coldvember Continues

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. More info and the donation page are available here.

 

Outreach project ‘Let’s Talk Cancer’

‘Let’s Talk Cancer’ aims to dispel the numerous myths surrounding the risk factors associated with cancer, where facts can often be misinterpreted and research studies sensationalised. This is achieved through short, snappy, animated videos! The newest video focuses on ketogenic diets and cancer treatment: Watch it here.

We would also like people to vote for the next topic that they would like to see discussed through this link.

 

Like science?

Pint of Science Ireland are recruiting volunteers for their events 11-13 May 2020. If you want to get involved fill out the form here.

 

Irish Sign Language Society Party

The Irish Sign Language Society are having an end of year Party 6pm-8pm Weds 27th Nov at Sult. Refreshment vouchers/DNA ticket and food are included in the ticket (€5 available from socs box or socs online shop). More info from islsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Mental Health Survey

NUIG second year Commerce students are currently collaborating with SCCUL sanctuary in order to raise awareness around mental health.  It would be of great benefit to them if you could take 60 seconds to carry out their short survey here.

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 23rd Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

 

New Loyalty Scheme for Students Making Postgraduate Applications

Final year undergraduate students at NUI Galway can make a FREE postgraduate application (to NUI Galway) up until Tues 31st Dec (saving of €35). Eligible students have been emailed details of this scheme by Postgraduate Admissions (including how to access your personalised discount code). You can make up to two free postgraduate applications with your discount code. Email postgradadmissions@nuigalway.ie for info.

 

Argumentative Thought Experiment Participants Wanted

Using Judith Jarvis Thomson’s thought experiment, to see if your words line up with what you say you believe.

Take part here. For more info contact S.Nalley1@nuigalway.ie

 

Submissions Open for First Cut! Youth Film Festival

Calling young filmmakers, aged between 12-24 years! Do you have a short film you want to see on the big screen? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you!
Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a school, college or youth group, visit firstcutfilmfestival.com to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. The festival runs Weds 11th – Sat 14th March 2020. The deadline for entries is Tues 21st Jan.

March For the Homeless

A march for the homeless is taking place in Galway at 2pm on Sat 7th of Dec. More information is available here.

 

What Are We Doing for You?

You can find details of your SU Officer Reports, minutes from the SU Officer meetings and your Class Rep Council meetings HERE. If you’ve any questions/comments just give us a shout!

 

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.

 

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.

NUIG SU Freshers’ Fair 2019

News & Events

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

SU Weekly Email 25 – 14th March 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote TODAY! #NUIGSU19

Today is your chance to vote to decide who will be your SU Part Time Officers so make your voice heard! Bring your NUIG ID card and vote:

  • 10am-8pm Concourse (old Print That Shop near Smokey’s Café)
  • 11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 12pm-5pm Engineering Building
  • 10am-8pm via Remote Vote on the SU Website

All the information about who is running for election and how you can also run for election is available here.

Please note: Only Society Auditors may vote for Society Chairperson and only Club Captains may vote for Clubs’ Captain 10am-8pm in the Concourse polling station.

#FundTheFuture Walk Out 1pm Thurs 21st March

At 1pm next Thurs 21st of March 2019 we are asking all NUI Galway students and staff to leave their lectures in a walk out to demand that the Government #FundTheFuture

Here’s why:

  • We reject the idea of a loan scheme to fund higher education and condemn the current €3,000 contribution fee.
  • We believe Education is a public good and should be funded as such.

For more information contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Want to Run for Election?

We have a number of part time officer positions left to fill and nominations open today!

  1. Postgraduate Taught Officer
  2. Postgraduate Research Officer
  3. International Students Officer
  4. Ethnic Minorities Officer

Nominations for these positions open 10am today Thurs 14th of March (nomination forms available from the SU and SU Website). Nominations close 5pm Thurs 21st of March (nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office). The Election will take place on Thurs 28th March.

 

SU Council Chair Elections

Nominations are now open for the position of SU Council Chair. Nominations close at 5pm on Tuesday 19th of March. Nomination forms are available from the SU Office/Website. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election. The Election will take place at 6pm on Monday 25th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre.

 

Vodafone Freebies Today!

Vodafone will be in Áras na Mac Léinn today promoting their Vodafone X offer from 11am-4pm. They will be giving all switching customers free wireless Plantronics headphones when they switch!

 

Charity Week Events – Volunteers Needed!

Monday 25th March

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

All events are raising funds for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. To volunteer email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Sin Issue 11

Read the latest issue of Sin newspaper here: https://issuu.com/fuzzfuzz/docs/volume_20_issue_11

 

#NUIGSU19 Full Time Officer Election Results

You can read the results from last week’s election HERE.

 

Spotting Toxic Relationships Talk

Join us for a talk and Q&A on “Spotting Toxic Relationships and the Psychology behind Them” at 6.30pm on Wednesday 20th of March. Light refreshments provided on the night! The talk will be given by Christie Tetreault, a PhD candidate at the NUIG School of Psychology and member of the Risky and Extreme Behaviour Research Group.

 

Semester 2 Exam Timetable

The Semester 2 Exam Timetable will be available online from 12noon TODAY Thursday 14th of March. Semester 2 exams will begin on Monday 8th April (5MB3 Students Only) and Tuesday 23rd April (All Students). All exams will end on Friday 10th of May. If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Information Desk in Áras Uí­ Chathail (Ground Floor).

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

FREE STI Clinics

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Marchathon Week 2 Competitions

  1. Team Photo Competition: St. Patrick’s Day Themed Team Photo Competition the most creative, innovative and hilarious photos will win Smarter Travel Goodie Packs for the team. All photos must be submitted by 1pm Fri 15th March at this link.
  2. Go the Distance Competition – Machu Picchu Inca Trail: This week we’re challenging your team to complete the Machu Picchu Inca Trail (45km), by achieving a weekly team average of 60,000 steps. Each team that achieves an average of 60,000 steps and above will be entered into a draw for a Smarter Travel Goodie Pack and €10 Me2You Gift Card for each member of the team! 

You can still sign up to take part in the Marchathon Challenge and win prizes for walking here.

 

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning

There will be a Daffodil Day Coffee Morning 10am-12pm on Friday 22nd of March at the Coffee Dock on the 3rd Floor of Áras Moyola. There’ll be a raffle, coffee, goodies and daffodil pins on sale all to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Want to help out? Email fiona.lowry@nuigalway.ie

 

Meditation Day – Free Tickets

9am-4pm Thursday 25th of April the School of Education will be hosting a full day of relaxation techniques and meditation. Choose to attend the full day 9am-4pm or the half day 1.15pm-4pm. Get free tickets here.

 

USIT Visa Information Day

USIT will be on campus Weds 20th March with information on the J1 Visa, Camp Counsellor Visa, Graduate Visas and lots more 12pm-2pm at Smokey’s and 2pm-3pm in the Large Acoustic Room in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

1pm Tomorrow is the Deadline to Apply for the ALIVE Volunteering Award

Finish your application with input of at least 12 hours of volunteering and at least 4 reflective questions on your volunteering experience and be awarded with President’s Award/ALIVE Certificate for your volunteering and Civic Engagement.

Deadline: 1pm Fri 15th March! Ceremony: 12pm Tues 2nd April in Bailey Allen Hall

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections, European Elections and Blasphemy Referendum is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

NUIG 5k Early Bird Registration is Open

The NUI Galway 5k run in aid of Jigsaw Galway takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd of April. This is a spectacular Run, Jog or Walk around the University Campus along the banks of the river Corrib. Early bird registration rate is €10 for students and €15 for staff/public until the 26th of March and includes a free t-shirt! Register here.

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 19:35 Friday 22nd March Connacht vs Benetton: NUIG-Ben-1819
  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

Buy your tickets on the Connacht Rugby website and use the codes above to get the reduced rate NUIG student price. Valid for 50 tickets per match. NUIG student ID required. Bohermore Terrace only.

 

Friday’s for Future Galway 1pm Tomorrow

Secondary school students from all over Galway will skip school this Friday to take part in a school strike for the environment and they have invited NUI Galway students to join them. The students will gather in Eyre Square at 1pm this Friday 15th March to protest for the Irish Government to take immediate action on climate change.

 

CUSP Sustainability Summer Internships Applications Close Tuesday 19th March

The Community and University Sustainability Project Team (CUSP) is seeking to offer Sustainability Leadership Awards to up to 4 NUI Galway Students to advance the roll-out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2017-2020.   The Awards are being offered in 4 project  theme areas namely Energy; Water; Nature & Ecosystems; and Communications & Engagement. The awards are open to NUI Galway Students and successful applicants will be awarded an 8 week scholarship (June-August 2018) funded by the NUI Galway Students’ Union through the Student Project Fund.  Log onto our CUSP website to find out more information.

 

Chronic Pain Research Study

Researchers at the Centre for Pain Research in NUI Galway would like to invite people with chronic pain and at least one other chronic condition to take part in a research study where they will get the opportunity to use a new online psychological programme. To find out more about the study, please email painresearch@nuigalway.ie – the study will close to new participants soon!

 

Health Promotion Postgrad Open Evening Fri 29th March

This is an information event for anyone considering postgraduate study in the area of Health Promotion, Workplace Wellness and Cardiovascular Health.  It’s an opportunity to meet with our staff, find out more about our programmes and visit our campus. Email for further information: hpinfo@nuigalway.ie

 

NUI Galway St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Arrangements 2019

  • Monday 18th of March is a Bank Holiday so there are no lectures.
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE at 5pm on Fri 15th March and will reopen at 10am on Tues 19th March.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE at 3pm on Fri 15th of March and reopen at 11am on Tues 19th March.
  • The Students’ Union Shop Sat 16th March 10am-4pm, CLOSED Sun 17th & Mon 18th March.
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 16th, Sun 17th & Mon 18th March. Reopening 8.30am Tues 19th March.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge CLOSED Sat 16th, Sun 17th and Mon 18th March.
  • Smokey’s Café is open Sat 16th March 9am-5pm, Sun 17th March 11am-4pm, CLOSED Mon 18th March.
  • The Wall Café is open Sat 16th March 9am-3pm, Sun 17th & Mon 18th March 11am-3pm
  • The James Hardiman Library will be CLOSED on Mon 18th March.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED on Mon 18th March.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 2nd April.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

 

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.