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SU Weekly Email 17 – 15th January 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

What will you do in 2015?

$1·         Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 28th January

$1·         Raise money for charity

SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 7th February for Console & BeLonG To

$1·         Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 19th February

$1·         Get Fit

SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 24th February 750m swim/5km run

$1·         Learn to save lives

SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST

$1·         Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 28th February

$1·         Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th & 17th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

Student Email Access Problem – Use your Campus Account (Blackboard) password

Some students cannot access their student email account. Impacted students had two passwords – one password for their campus account (Blackboard) and a different password for their student email account. The change implemented on January 7th,   replaced a student’s email password with their Campus Account (Blackboard) password.

If you cannot access your student email account, please ensure you are using your Campus Account (Blackboard) password to log in to your student email account.

If you have forgotten your Campus Account password, you can reset your password using CASS –https://cass.nuigalway.ie.

Should you experience any further difficulties, please contact the Service Desk on 091 495777 Email servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

Volunteers needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 7th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Console and BeLonG To. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 7th of February.

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training Now!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office and collect your Sponsorship Card shortly. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan which starts on Monday 19th of January to get you ready on our website.

Sin Issue 7 Out Now!

Read it online here.

Mature Students Clinic

There will be a drop in clinic for Mature Students 2pm-4pm every Wednesday from 21st of January onwards in the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Volunteer this year!

Students that volunteer can earn the NUI Galway President’s Award for Volunteering, the ALIVE Certificate.  There are a wide range of new opportunities weekly in Galway, explore the options here: www.nuigalway.ie/alive To volunteer right here on campus to develop our academic community, students are invited to join the first ever NUI Galway Undergraduate Research Conference organising committee, volunteer here: https://cki.nuigalway.ie/organisation/view/304

Increase in Thefts of Bikes from NUI Galway

The Gardai have been in touch with us regarding the increase in bike thefts from NUI Galway. They warned that students using inferior, cheap locks are leaving themselves open to theft. If you are leaving your bike overnight or over the weekend please use the Bike Compound near the Bank of Ireland. This compound is purpose built, accessible only with your ID card and near the University Security office. Please invest in a good lock for your bike and take a note of the serial number on your bike so that you can report this to the guards in the event that it is stolen.

Class Reps Meeting Update

Mon 19th Jan

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 20th Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC202

Arts Concourse

Arts Council

Weds 21st Jan

5pm-6pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Weds 21st Jan

6pm – 7pm

ENG2001 Lecture Room 1

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 22nd Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC204

Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council

 

Financial Aid Fund 2015 Applications now open

Applications for the Financial Aid Fund in semester two will close on Friday the 30th of January. Please note this is only for students who have not applied or been assessed in the first semester. More Information.

If you have any queries about the Financial Aid Fund please contact financialaid@nuigalway.ie

 

Connacht Rugby Student Tickets

  • Connacht vs Exeter Chiefs 3.15pm Sunday 18th January €15 on sale in the SU and from the Engineering Desk

 

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Now Open

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office (10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm) or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

 

Any Questions? Just Ask?

The Library staff are always happy to answer any questions you might have about finding information for your assignments or study, or about using the library’s services.  To make it even easier for you to get help, they will be out in the library foyer (by the easy seating to the left of the Library & IT Service Desk) from 11 to 11.30 every day next week (January 19th-23rd).  Drop along with any questions and they’ll be delighted to help.  More information at:  https://hardimanlibrary.blogspot.ie/2015/01/any-questions-just-ask.html

Balls!

 

The Gift of Healthy Feet: Shoe Drive for the Homeless Deadline Tomorrow

Podiatry students and staff at NUI Galway are going to provide podiatry services and new shoes and socks to homeless people in Galway this winter.  This is part of an EXPLORE project in association with COPE Galway and Galway Simon Community. Please help by donating any style of new or unworn men’s shoes and new socks. Donation deadline this Friday 16th January 2015. On-campus donations are welcome at the Students’ Union in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information, see https://on.fb.me/1zyYMga or email elaine.hyslop@nuigalway.ie

In this month’s NUI Galway Student Health 101

Small steps to big fitness: A little goes a long way

Sexual assault on campus: Real-world stories and how you can provide support

Smartphones, love them or hate them? What’s your relationship with devices? Please share in this week’s poll.

Find out more – and enter the January draw for €750 – in NUI Galway Student Health 101:https://readsh101.ie/nuigalway.html

Online Marketing In Galway Digital Summit – Register Now

Thursday 29th January, Registration at 18:30 sharp. Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.

Book Now – www.GalwayMarketing.ie/summit  Limited Early Bird seats available €7.50.

Full Panel list is as Follows. 

  • Lucy Campbell – Marketing Director- RTE TV and Digital
  • Aidan Coughlan – Head of Digital – Newstalk
  • Hugh Linehan – Digital Development Editor – The Irish Times
  • Emer Lawn – Director- Mediaworks
  • Brian Harte – Head of Customer Engagement & eMarketing Tourism Ireland
  • Stephen O’Leary – Media Analyst – Olytico

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 and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 10 – 13th November 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Panti Bliss Gig & Book Signing This Monday 17th November €5

Join National F*&%king Treasure, Performance Legend and Accidental Activist – Panti Bliss – in her hit comedy High Heels in Low Places, as she hitches up her skirt and hitchhikes to NUI Galway this November. Panti will be glamming up the O’Flaherty Theatre on Monday 17th November at 8pm. After the show she will be signing (and selling) copies of her autobiography “Woman in the Making”.

Tickets €5 from the Students’ Union Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Day Thursday 20th November – Santa needs helpers!

We are holding a massive Christmas Day fundraiser in the College Bar with BizSoc on Thursday 20th of November to raise money for Console and BeLonG To. There will be a traditional Christmas dinner, carols, cheesy Christmas tunes with DJ Byrno and lots of prizes for the best/worst Christmas jumpers along with a whole lot of other Festive merriment! There will also be an after party super club that night in Electric and 44 Club.

Santa needs some helper volunteers to assist with the fundraising on the day so if you have an hour or two to spare between 11am and 6pm on Thursday 20th November email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to sign up and you will definitely be on Santa’s nice list this year.

Exam Timetables

Exam timetables will be released at 4pm on Wednesday 19th November on the Exams Office website: https://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/timetable.html

Please ensure that you are registered correctly for your course and not in pre-registered status. If you are still pre-registered, please call first to Fees office for clearance check and proceed to the Student Information Desk (SID) for Late Registration.  All queries in relation to Modules on your curriculum need to be verified by your relative College Office https://www.nuigalway.ie/colleges-and-schools/ and Registration Helpdesk reghelp@nuigalway.ie

 

Sin Issue 5

Read it online here.

Postgrad Open Day 12pm-4pm Wednesday 19th November in the Bailey Allen Hall

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day  is an excellent opportunity for you to talk to lecturers and current postgraduate students about the wide range of taught and research programmes available to you.

Talks will take place during the day, including presentations on how to make an application and also research and taught funding opportunities.

Register Here.

Mental Health – Colour for Change this Monday

Monday 17th November 12pm-3pm Colour for Change with Zenith Hairdressing in Smokey’s Café. Show your support for Mental Health by having a streak of colour (don’t worry it’s temporary!) put in your hair for free! For more information email su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Capture Your Campus Calendar On Sale Now

The 2015 calendar, featuring the winning photos from the EXPLORE Capture Your Campus (CYC) photo competition, is now available. Priced at €5 only, all proceeds go to Students’ Union charities: Console and BelonGTo. You can buy a copy from the SU Office or Shop now.

Arts in Action Free Gig

6pm TODAY Thursday 13th November in The Kirwan Theatre on the Concourse with Professor Mick Moloney from the Music Department of New York University.

Mature Students Officer

Please note that the SU Mature Students Officer, Michelle Mitchell, will have an open clinic every Wednesday morning 10am-12pm in the Students’ Union office every week. You can also reach her by email on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

Student Slingshot

Slingshot is an entrepreneurial event that brings the best and brightest Irish student thinkers and doers together with business leaders and academics committed to innovation and entrepreneurship. On Tuesday 18th November students from the arts, medicine, engineering, law, architecture, business and the sciences will meet business leaders and academics committed to innovation and entrepreneurship all in heart of Dublin in Saint Georges Hall, Dublin Castle. Apply Now.

Run for Ger at 11am this Sunday 16th  November at NUI Galway

Stretch the legs this Sunday in the 5k ‘Run for Ger’ around campus. The run is one of the events in the fundraising campaign set up by the friends and family of NUI Galway graduate, Geraldine Lavelle
Register now HERE.

Travel to Zambia this Summer

There will be a student volunteer trip travelling to Zambia this Summer with the charity Habitat for Humanity. If you are interested in travelling please complete the application form on the website https://www.habitatireland.ie/ or contact Mary Mc Garry on Mary@habitatireland.ie for more information.

Ability West Awareness Campaign at NUIG until 21st November!

Ability West are currently in the running for the “Better Together” video competition 2014 and they need your help! Vote now HERE. Please note: Voting closes 21st November. Rule: One vote per IP address per 24 hours but you can vote as often as you like through different IP addresses. More information about Ability West can be found on their website.

Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement

As part of Galway Design Week there will be a free documentary screening (Irish Premier) of Maker: A Documentary on the Maker movement in the Huston Film School this Friday at 7pm. All welcome.

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open! Deadline Fri 28th November

The SU Enterprise Awards are now accepting applications and there is a €23,000 prize fund up for grabs! If you have a great idea for a business or a social enterprise make sure you get your entry in early. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.

SU Life Skills Programme Update

Upcoming courses we now have spaces in this semester are:

  • Child Protection Course Saturday 15th November 9.30am-1.30pm €15 – 6 Spaces Left

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for the Connacht vs Zebre match at 7.35pm on Friday 21st November. Tickets available from SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Mature Students Officer Clinic

Please note that the SU Mature Students Officer, Michelle Mitchell, will have an open clinic every Wednesday morning 10am-12pm in the Students’ Union office every week. You can also reach her by email on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

Need Help…

 

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 and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 8 – 30th October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Deadline for EXPLORE Innovation funding: this Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Want to work in partnership with staff to turn an innovative idea into reality? Make sure to submit an application to EXPLORE by Wed, 5 November. Up to €900 available per project. Find out more and apply at www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore. Contact the EXPLORE Coordinator at the Students’ Union if you’ve any questions at amber.walsholesen@nuigalway.ie or 091 494290

NUI Galway, your National F*&%king Treasure is coming to you!

Join National F*&%king Treasure, Performance Legend and Accidental Activist – Panti Bliss – in her hit comedy High Heels in Low Places, as she hitches up her skirt and hitchhikes to NUI Galway this November. Panti will be glamming up the O’Flaherty Theatre on Monday 17th November at 8pm.

Tickets €5 from the Students’ Union Office and the SU Engineering Desk (NUIG Student ID Required)

SU Life Skills Programme Update

Upcoming courses we still have spaces in this semester are:

  • 3 Day Occupational First Aid Course (Friday 31st Oct, Friday 7th Nov & Friday 14th Nov) Cost: €100 (usually €160)
  • Anti-Racism Training Course Thursday 6th November 10am-1.30pm Cost: €5

 

Sin Issue 4

The spooky Halloween special issue of Sin newspaper is out now and you can read it online here.

Support Galway’s Bid to become European Youth Capital

Galway is in the final four cities hoping to be named European Youth Capital for 2017. On the 19th of November we will find out if we have won this honour! Please support the bid by liking the Facebook Page and following us on Twitter.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • Monday 3rd November 2pm Postgrad Council in the SU Office
  • Monday 3rd November 6pm SU Council in IT250. ALL CLASS REPS MUST ATTEND.
  • Tuesday 4th November 6pm Class Reps Training in IT250 (For those who missed October training)
  • Wednesday 5th November 6pm Engineering Council in ENG2003 Lecture Room 2
  • Thursday 6th November 6pm Law/Commerce Council in AC204

If you have any queries about Class Reps please email Phelim on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Perspectives on International Volunteering in Higher Education – Free Conference Sat 29th November.

The UCD International Student Volunteering Conference welcomes all students to this free day to learn, develop & network! NUI Galway students attending this conference can have their Bus ticket refunded. Email alive@nuigalway.ie BEFORE buying your bus ticket to receive the ALIVE okay. To register for the conference click here.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for the Connacht vs Zebre match at 7.35pm on Friday 21st November. Tickets available from SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Free Microsoft Office

All NUI Galway students are now entitled to Microsoft Office as part of the university’s agreement with Microsoft. Further information is available HERE.

 

Galway Junior Film Fleadh Needs Volunteers

If you are free to help out at any time between the 12th and the 15th of November then Galway Junior Film Fleadh would love you to get in touch! More information.

Need Help…

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open!

The SU Enterprise Awards are now accepting applications and there is a €23,000 prize fund up for grabs! If you have a great idea for a business or a social enterprise make sure you get your entry in early. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.

 

SU Charities for 2014/15 – want to help us?

For the 2014/15 academic year we will be fundraising for Console and BeLonG To. Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. BeLongTo support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland. If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

 

Run for Ger

Geraldine Lavelle, a 27-year-old NUI Galway graduate, is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a cycling accident last October. On Sunday 16th of November at 11am there will be a fundraising walk/run at NUI Galway to help raise funds for her rehabilitation. You can sign up online to take part now for just €10 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 and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 6 – 16th October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Make your idea happen with EXPLORE Innovation funding
The Students’ Union/NUI Galway EXPLORE initiative is seeking applications from students and staff wishing to work in partnership on innovative new projects to benefit NUI Galway and/or the wider community. Up to €900 is available per project. This is a great way to turn an idea into reality, develop new skills, boost your CV, expand your network and much more! Closing date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014. Find out more and apply at www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore

Lords of Strut Gig: POSTPONED

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our Lords of Strut gig on Monday 20th of October. We hope to reschedule the gig for semester two. Ticket holders can get a refund from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. Our next comedy gig will be Panti Bliss: High Heels in Low Places on Monday 17th November. Tickets on sale from the SU Office soon.

Life Skills 2014 – now enrolling

The Life Skills Programme run by the Students’ Union offers a chance to further your development outside of the academic world. To book your space call up to the Students’ Union office with the course fee where applicable.

Courses on offer to students during the 2014/15 academic term include:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course 8 Spaces Left – €5
  • Occupational First Aid – 7 Spaces left – 3 day course – €100 (usual price €160)

More info on all the courses is available here.  

 

Sin Issue 3

Read it here.

Connacht Rugby Tickets €15

€15 NUI Galway student tickets on sale now for Connacht vs La Rochelle 5pm this Saturday 18th October at the Sports ground. Tickets available from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Building Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open!

The SU Enterprise Awards are now accepting applications and there is a €23,000 prize fund up for grabs! If you have a great idea for a business or a social enterprise make sure you get your entry in early. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.

Are You Registered to Vote?

The referendum on Civil Marriage will be upon us in the Spring and it will be very important that everyone votes. But you can’t vote if you’re not registered! You can quickly and easily check that you are registered to vote here.

Garda Liaison Officer Clinic

There will be a Garda Clinic 12.30pm-2.30pm on Monday 20th October in the Wellness Centre in the Hub. Feel free to pop by if you have any queries to Garda Nora Brady.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • 6pm-7pm Monday 20th October Postgrad Council in the SU Office
  • 6pm-7pm Tuesday 21st October Arts Council in AC216
  • 6pm-7pm Wednesday 22nd October Engineering Council in ENG2003 Lecture Room 2
  • 6pm-7pm Thursday 23rd October Science Council in AC203

If you have been elected as a Class Rep but have not filled out the registration sheet yet please contact the SU Education Officer Phelim Kelly ASAP on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Charities for 2014/15 – want to help us?

Every year the Students’ Union selects charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. For the 2014/15 academic year we will be fundraising for Console and BeLonG To. Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. BeLongTo support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland. 

If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

Croí Charity Fashion Show Extravaganza Thursday 23rd October in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway

Supporting Croí’s Women at Heart Campaign the event includes: Refreshment reception on arrival; Catwalk Model Agency showcasing some of the West’s best fashion stores; Lisa Cannon from TV3’s Xposé as MC; Fashion & Beauty Industry stands and exhibitors; A Goodie Bag for each attendee and Raffle on the night, with great prizes

Buy Tickets 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 and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 4 – 2nd October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

USI Rally for Education Wednesday 8th October #EducationIs

The Union of Students in Ireland invites you to our ‘Rally for Education’ on October the 8th, assembling from the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1 at 11.30am and proceeding to Molesworth Street. This Rally is supported by many organisations including SIPTU, Irish Federation of University Teachers, Teachers’ Union of Ireland, ICTU Youth, Young Workers Network, We’re Not Leaving, Communication Workers Union, Communication Workers Youth Committee, Defend the University, Irish Second Level Students’ Union, Conradh na Gaeilge, NUS-USI

The Rally will call for the protection of student supports in Budget 2015 and will highlight the value of education to society as well as the valuable contributions that students make to their communities.

Buses will be leaving from Galway Cathedral at 9am on Wednesday, 8th October, travelling to Dublin. There will be a cost of €2 for this and tickets will be available from the Students’ Union from Monday 6th October at 10am.

Financial Aid Fund Closes Saturday 4th October

Online applications for the Semester 1 Financial Aid Fund are now open. Application deadline isthis Saturday 4th of October. Please note funding for 2014/15 has decreased by 45%. This will impact on the number of successful applications and the amount of aid allocated to individual students. Application Form.

All queries to financialaid@nuigalway.ie

SU Comedy Gig: Lords of Strut

Our next €5 Comedy gig is the Lords of Strut & Support (Kevin O’Connell) at 8pm on Monday 20th of October in the O’Flaherty Theatre. €5 tickets are on sale now in the Students’ Union Office and at our desk in the Engineering Building.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • 2pm-3pm Monday 6th October Postgrad Council in the Students’ Union Office
  • 6pm-7pm Monday 6th October Arts Council in AC216
  • 6pm-7pm Wednesday 8th October Engineering Council in ENG2003 Lecture Room 2
  • 6pm-9pm Thursday 9th October Class Reps Training in IT250 – ALL CLASS REPS SHOULD ATTEND

If you have been elected as a Class Rep but have not filled out the registration sheet yet please contact the SU Education Officer Phelim Kelly ASAP on su.education@nuigalway.ie

SU Charities for 2014/15 – want to help us?

Every year the Students’ Union selects charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. For the 2014/15 academic year we will be fundraising for Console and BeLonG To. Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. BeLongTo support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland. 

If you want to volunteer to help out with our fundraising events or have an idea for an event please emailstudentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

Please Sign Mental Health Reform’s Petition

One in seven adults in Ireland will have experienced a mental health difficulty in the last year. We need your support to tell the Government to invest in mental health services in Budget 2015. Sign the Petition here.

Mature Students Officer

Please note that the SU Mature Students Officer, Michelle Mitchell, will have an open clinic every Wednesday morning 10am-12pm in the Students’ Union office every week. You can also reach her by email on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 2

Life Skills 2014 – now enrolling

The Life Skills Programme run by the Students’ Union offers a chance to further your development outside of the academic world. To book your space call up to the Students’ Union office beside the College Bar with the course fee where applicable.

Courses on offer to students during the 2014/15 academic term include:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course 8 Spaces Left
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Self Defence Course – 1 Spaces Left – Thursday 9th October

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Build your CV and Volunteer

Visit the ALIVE website for volunteering, placement, experience and skill building opportunities with a wide range of charities, schools, hospitals, and community groups across the campus, Galway city and beyond at www.nuigalway.ie/alive

Graduate Jobs Fair Tuesday 7th October

12.30pm-4pm in the Bailey Allen Hall with over 60 Graduate recruiters.

ComputerDISC is now open for this semester

If you have any programming issues or would just like some advice on best programming practices we are here to help. You can find us in IT205, IT building. If you’re passing why not drop in and pre-register.

 

The Academic Writing Centre is now open

The AWC offers free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing for NUIG students. Last year, AWC tutors helped over 500 students to overcome recurrent problems with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and essay structure.The AWC is located on floor 2, in the James Hardiman Library. You can drop in at any time during our opening hours.

Need help with Maths?

SUMS the Free maths support centre is now open to students. https://www.maths.nuigalway.ie/sums/

Irish Road Safety Week 6th-12th October

Collect your FREE bike light from the SU Office from Wednesday. Be Safe, Be Seen.

Pushers needed for the Macnas Halloween Parade Sunday 26th October

Macnas is taking to the streets again this year on Sunday 26th October for their biggest event of the year: the Macnas Halloween Parade. They’ll be putting on a street-hopping, traffic-stopping party with a host of new giants, performance, bespoke costume, live original music and our award-winning design. But to get their giants up town they need pushers which is a great way to get involved and see the parade from the unique perspective of within, without having to put yourself front and centre (if that’s not your thing). You’ll get ear plugs, gloves and the chance to meet other groovy, helpful people​ while seeing the crowd’s faces and hearing their comments and cheers close-up. You will be the unsung hero of this year’s parade (until later, when we will indeed sing for you!).

If you are interested in being part of this year’s parade as a pusher, please email roisin@macnas.com with your name, phone number and confirming that you are available on Sunday 26th October and are in good physical condition for this role.

8k Run in aid of Jigsaw Galway Saturday 11th October – Early Bird Registration Closes Sunday!

Registration is now open for the NUI Galway 8k run at 10am on Saturday 11th October in aid of Jigsaw Galway. You don’t have to run – walkers are also welcome to take part! There are lunchtime running groups from the Sports Centre for anyone interested in doing a bit of training before the run.
Early bird sign ups here.

Online Security

Please make sure that your laptops and other devices are secure on campus. You can download FREE McAffee Anti-Virus Software from the ISS website here. Never give out your personal details online when filling out surveys.

Mental Health Week Monday, 6th October

Join us in the Aula Maxima, Quadrangle Building at 1pm on Monday 6th October for the launch of Mental Health Week and the Student Health 101, our online resource for NUI Galway students.  Guest speaker Fergal Moore, Galway Senior Hurler and John Hannon, Director of Student Services, NUI Galway. All welcome, light refreshments provided. Full programme details.

Strong Body, Strong Mind

Strong Body, Strong Mind is a new FREE service which any student can use and is based in the Wellness Centre beside the Hub Café, Áras na Mac Léinn. The aim of the program is to help students improve their fitness, lose weight and strengthen both body and mind. Each student will receive motivational tips, nutritional info and a fitness plan. Each student will also have access to a fitness channel via YouTube  which will include exercise and workout videos with no need for gym equipment! For more information contact cindy.dring@nuigalway.ie

Suas 8×8 Arts Festival 13th – 17th October

Suas are delighted to announce that 8×8, a new-development-focused arts festival is coming to NUIG from the 13th-17th of October. It consists of a world class touring outdoor photography exhibition and exciting learning events. The exhibition will be situated on the green between the Arts Millennium Building and the James Hardiman Library. Other events being held during the week are film screenings, workshops and a photography competition. The exhibition and associated events bring together elements that are key to achieving sustainable development and global justice. Adjust your focus by logging onto https://www.stand.ie​ to register.

October’s NUI Galway Student Health 101 is now ready – check it out and enter this month’s draw for €750

Student Health 101

In this month’s issue: The job prob – Forecasting your future in the job market. The pursuit of perfection – What is the cost of your high standards?

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 and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our new reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 1 – 11th September 2014

Weekly Email

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

What is the Students’ Union?

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

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

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

President: Declan su.president@nuigalway.ie

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

Vice-President/Welfare: Aoife su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

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

Equality: Rebecca su.equality@nuigalway.ie

Mature Students: Michelle su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduates: Cian su.postgrad@nuigalway.ie

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

Societies: Patrick su.socs@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Damien su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

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

Convenor Science: Joanne su.science@nuigalway.ie

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

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

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

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ 2014

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

 Thursday 11th September

11am-5pm Clubs Day, Sports Centre

4pm DJs Killian & Jay in the College Bar

Friday 12th September

Postgrad Friday in the College Bar

Monday 15th September

8pm SU Comedy Gig in O’Flaherty Theatre – Foil, Arms & Hog + Support Tickets €5

Tuesday 16th September

11am-4pm SU Freshers’ Fair, Áras na Mac Léinn – Freebies, Freshers Packs, Giveaways, Competitions & Food! 

4pm DJ Graham Doherty in the College Bar

Wednesday 17th September

11am-4pm Societies Fair, Áras na Mac Léinn

8.30pm DJ Soc presents in the College Bar

Thursday 18th September

11am-5pm Radio Open Day at Flirt FM

4pm DJs Killian & Jay in the College Bar

Friday 19th September

Postgrad Friday in the College Bar

Monday 22nd September

8pm SU Freshers’ Night in College Bar with Crossfire covers band

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or selling https://www.su.nuigalway.ie/bookstore/

 

Life Skills 2014 – now enrolling

The Life Skills Programme run by the Students’ Union offers a chance to further your development outside of the academic world. To book your space call up to the Students’ Union office beside the College Bar with the course fee where applicable.

Courses on offer to students during the 2014/15 academic term include:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course
  • Basic Sign Language Classes
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Cardiac First Responder
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Self Defence Course
  • Manual Handling Course
  • Irish
  • Yoga

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Competition Time – Win Two Tickets for Foil, Arms & Hog

If you would like to win two tickets to our comedy gig Foil, Arms & Hog with support from Steve Bennett on Monday 15th September at 8pm just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ieand tell us the name of the Students’ Union President for 2014/15. Competition closes 1pm Monday 15th September.

 

Student Leap Cards & ISIC Cards

The shiny new Student Leap Cards and ISIC Cards are available now from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. All you need to do is bring yourself, your new college ID, €15 and a smile for the photo we will take of you. These are valid until the 31st of December 2015.

Interested in making a difference? Want to get involved in something fun? Want to be part of something bigger?

Volunteer with your students Union to get involved in lots of fun activities this year. E-mail your Welfare Officer Aoife: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Connacht vs Leinster

€15 NUI Galway Student tickets on sale NOW in the Students’ Union for the Connacht Rugby vs Leinster match on Friday 19th September at 7.35pm.

SU Free Cloakroom

The SU Cloakroom is now open beside the SU Shop near the Bialann. The Cloakroom is FREE and is open Monday to Friday 9am – 6.30pm. Please note that we cannot accept laptops and items must be removed at the end of each day.

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 Phelim Kelly at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

 

8k Run in aid of Jigsaw Galway

Registration is now open for the NUI Galway 8k run at 10am on Saturday 11th October in aid of Jigsaw Galway. There will also be lunchtime running groups from the Sports Centre for anyone interested in doing a bit of training before the run.
Early bird sign ups here.

Lockers – 905 Lockers still available!

Please note that lockers are now available. You need to register online first at www.su.nuigalway.ie and your locker will be reserved for a 3 day period during which you can call up to the SU to collect your key and pay for same.

Please note that keys for lockers in Áras Moyola and the Engineering Building can only be collected at the SU Engineering Desk in the Engineering Building foyer Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Jessica is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor@sin.ie.

Vote for NUI Galway Lecturer Eoghan Clifford to be World Paralympic Athlete of Month

NUI Galway academic, Dr Eoghan Clifford recently won his second World Title winning the Men’s C3 Road Race at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Greenville, South Carolina. You can vote for him here:

https://www.paralympic.org/

Ever feel anxious about public speaking or meeting people…?

September will see the launch of the new and improved NUI Galway Participate online programme – a resource for anyone dealing with shyness or social anxiety. Whether it’s just difficulty with public speaking that’s holding you back, or a more general issue with meeting people, this will be worth checking out.

Participate uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques. Similar programmes have been run successfully in NUI Galway and elsewhere in the past.  Students who sign up also get a personal tutor. Your tutor will check in with you online every week to help make sure that the programme is working for you.

All students of NUI Galway will be e-mailed with a link to the Participate website in September.  You can visit the site, test your social anxiety, and see how it works. This is also a research programme, so if you join you will be contributing to something that will help others, as well as yourself!

https://participate.nuigalway.ie/

Galway Zombie Walk

The 5th Annual Galway Zombie Walk takes place at 10.30pm this Friday 12th of September. Meet at the Spanish Arch from 8pm and you can even get your makeup done for a small fee which goes to charity. Tasty Brainssssssssssss.

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our new reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Celebrates 50 Years

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Celebrates 50 Years

On Saturday 7th June 2014 over 120 current and former Students’ Union Officers, Staff, journalists, colleagues and friends gathered in The Students’ Union Club (College Bar) to celebrate the Union turning 50. Liam Kelleher a member of the 1964/65 Students’ Union Executive Committee was present on the night having served alongside President Michael D. Higgins 50 years ago. A special anniversary publication was produced to mark the occassion “SinChaint” with contributions from former editors of Sin and Coolchaint newspapers, NUI Galway Alumni and former Officers from the Students’ Union. 

Incoming Students’ Union President for 2014/15 Declan Higgins spoke at the event acknowledging the amazing work done by the Students’ Union Officers over the last 50 years to make the SU what it is today. The Students’ Union motto “An injury to one is an injury to all” continues to reflect the work of the Students’ Union on behalf of it’s 17,000 members today. 

Read SinChaint here. 

View Photographs of the event here. 

Pictured: Liam Kelleher SU Vice-Secretary 1964/65 and Catherine Breslin SU Vice-President/Education Officer 2013/14

 

SU Weekly Email 27th March 2014

Weekly Email

Vote TODAY!

Please make sure you use your vote today Thursday 27th March. Bring your College ID to vote in our polling station in Smokey’s 11am-4pm and vote to elect your Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and Clubs’ Captain for 2014/15 . Alternatively vote online between 11am-4pm if you have registered for a Remote Vote. Please note that only Clubs’ Captains may vote for the Clubs’ Captain position and remote vote is not available for this. Votes will be counted once polls have closed in SC200A.

 

Do you think this campus could be better?
Do you think the Students’ Union could represent better? 
Do you want to make a difference towards this universities strategic plan? 
Then please take five minutes this evening to complete this short survey that will be used along with other qualitative and quantitative methods to create a document telling the university how Students see “NUI Galway towards 2020”. 
You can positively impact this university, your university into the future. Please Share and please participate. 5 minutes is all it takes. Do some useful procrastination!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Towards_a_better_NUIGalway_2020

 

Examination Advice for Students – Mobile Phones Not Permitted in the Exam Hall

Be aware of Examination Regulationsand review them before your exams.

Mobile phones will be confiscated for the duration of the exam and a fine of €20 will apply in each case. Abreach of exam regulationswill apply. The possible penalties are as follows:

(a) Letter of reprimand
(b) 5% reduction of marks for the relevant module
(c) 10% reduction of marks for the relevant module
(d) Zero mark for the relevant module
(e) Zero mark for the relevant module with a cap on the mark for the repeat (if a repeat sitting is allowed by the Marks and Standards for the programme) of a pass mark for the relevant programme.

View a short Examination Advice video

 

Sin Issue 12

The final issue of Sin for the 2013/14 academic year is available to read onlinehere. Well done to Jess and all the Sin team on a great job this year.  

 

Postgrad-Aoke

Postgrad Karaoke is back at 8pm this Friday 28th March in the College Bar. All performers will be rewarded for their efforts!

 

Is Mentoring for me and, if so, how do I become a Mentor?

If you remember how it felt to be a first year student and found coming to University a bit daunting then mentoring is for you.  You can help 1st year and new students engage with academic and social activities.

If you are interested please fill out the application form at: https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg555We will be closing the application on Friday 28th March this year as we would like to meet all prospective mentors for an hour on 4th April.  All volunteers will be required to confirm their place on the 4th April and therefore we will not be accepting volunteers after that date.

The aim of the Mentoring Programme in NUI Galway is to integrate students to University life (socially and academically) as quickly and easily as possible. 

 

Connacht vs Munster Tickets

Connacht vs Munster 18:15 Saturday 19th April 2014. €15 NUI Galway Student Tickets on sale11am Tuesday 1st April from the SU Office.

 

Moving Out?

If you are leaving Galway and cannot take all your stuff, you can drop off your quality unwanted items to the Alive Office in the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn on the following dates and times and they will be donated to Gorta:

  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 3rd April
  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 17th April
  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 1st May
  • 2pm-5pm Thursday 8th May

They want: clothes, shoes, books, accessories, jewellery, household items, DVDs and CDs. They can’t accept toys, electrical or nursery items. Gorta needs your help to fight world hunger.

 

Eva Bartlett: Human Rights Activist talks on Gaza

8pm Friday 28th March 2014 in The Imperial Hotel, Galway. All Welcome. Further Details.

 

Grinds Register

If you are interested in giving or getting Grinds visit our Grinds Register for all the information you need https://www.su.nuigalway.ie/grind_adverts/

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell secondhand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our secondhand bookshop for more information on buying or sellinghttps://www.su.nuigalway.ie/bookstore/

 

Need Help?

With Maths: SUMS

With Computer Programming: Computer Disc

With Writing: Academic Writing Centre.

With Legal Issues: FLAC

These services are all FREE!

Social media – how does it shape your life?

From Twitter to Tumblr, nowadays our online identities are as real as our offline ones. The following survey examines social media use among NUIG students. It’s quick, confidential and an easy way to have your say about the role of social media in our lives: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3HHDZ8T               

Galway Simon Gigs 10th April

The Galway Simon Gigs is the first variety show in aid of the Galway Simon Community run by Michael Kiernans of LiveMicsWorld.com . The idea behind it is to raise much needed funds for the homeless while giving talented artists a chance to showcase themselves at The Quays Bar. Gig takes place on April 10th starting from 8 till late. Tickets €5 for Students. More information and Line Up.

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 13th March 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Vote TODAY!

Please make sure you use your voteTODAY. Bring your College ID to vote in our polling stations in An Bialann (10am-7pm), Áras na Mac Léinn (11am-8pm) or the Engineering Building (12pm-4pm) and vote to elect your SU Equality Officer, Societies Chair, Postgrad Officer, Mature Students Officer and 4 College Convenors for 2014/15. Alternatively vote online between 10am-8pm if you have registered for a Remote Vote.

You will also be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports couples of the same gender to avail of civil marriage. Votes will be counted tomorrow from 9am in Meeting Room 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Follow #nuigsu14 on Twitter for live updates. SU Election & Referenda Results so far.

 

Rock the Prom – Tickets on Sale Now

  • Labrinth
  • Gorgon City
  • DJ Byrno and Graham Doherty
  • Gin ‘n’ Juice
  • You

The 2014 NUI Galway Rock the Prom will take place from 5pm on Thursday the 20th of March in Leisureland in sunny Salthill. Tickets are €35 and are on sale from the Students’ Union now. Over 18’s event. NUI Galway students only. ID required. Indoor event with full bar.

 

Notice of Election – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Clubs’ Captain

As no nominations were received for the positions of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and Clubs’ Captain for 2014/15 a further election will be held to fill these positions. 
Nominations OPEN 10am this Thursday 13th March 2014. Nomination forms will be available from the SU website and SU Office at this time. 
Nominations CLOSE 5pm Wednesday 19th March 2014. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU office – late nominations will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

Canvassing begins 6pm Sunday 23rd March. 
ELECTION DAY: 11am-4pm Thursday 27th March 2014. Votes will be counted once polls have closed. 

Full election rules etc. are available here.

Fancy Jumping out of a perfectly good Plane? Registration Deadline Thursday 20th March

If you are interested in taking part in our SU Charity Skydive this year in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC Childline email studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith the subject “JUMP” for more information. Here’s one of our previous Skydives to give you a taste of what to expect! Skydive

 

Semester 2 Exam Timetables available 2.30pm Friday 14th March 
1. Check your personal exam timetable online 
2. Also check the Amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam. 
3. 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). 
https://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/timetable.html

 

Sin Issue 11

Issue 11 of Sin is out now and you can read it online here.

Teastaíonn do chuid tuairimí uainn maidir leis an nGaeilge san Ollscoil/We want your vision for the Irish language in the University

Cuirtear fáilte romhat teacht chuig na ceardlanna comhairliúcháin thíos chun do chuid tuairimí maidir le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge san Ollscoil a roinnt linn.

Ceardlann do Mhic Léinn Déardaoin, 20 Márta, 1pm Seomra A104, Áras na Gaeilge

You’re invited to attend the workshops listed below to share your opinions on how we can increase engagement in the Irish language in the University.

Irish language workshop for StudentsThursday, 20th March, 1pm Seomra A104, Áras na Gaeilge

 

Plan Your Summer Abroad with SayIt

Our SayIt visa professionals will be visiting NUI Galway on Thursday the 20th of March 2014 to get you on your way to the summer of a lifetime in the USA! Pop down to our stand in the Áras Mc Léinn building  between 11am and 4pm to find out what the SayIt J1 USA Visa Programme is all about! How do I get a job? Where can I go? When can I go? How long can I stay for? How much will it cost? What if I fail my exams? We can answer all these questions and more! Hope to see you on the day!

Complete the National Student Survey – Deadline this Sunday

A national Student Survey is being carried out in all Irish universities, IoTs and Colleges of Education in February and March. The aim of the survey is to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking them in detail about their experiences. It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

What you need to know

  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 24 February and Sunday 16 March
  • It is open to first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students only
  • The survey comprises 100 questions and takes 15 minutes to complete
  • For every completed survey, €1 will be donated to the NUI Galway Financial Aid Fund for students.

 

Cyclists and non-cyclists! 

We are 5 Geography students from the University of St Andrews and will be carrying out research on cycling in Galway from March 31st to April 2nd. As part of our research, we would like to invite a group of 6-8 students to a focus discussion at Kinlay Hostel to discuss their views on cycling. 

We would like to have some cycling enthusiasts and some people who don’t cycle. THERE WILL BE CAKE AND TEA. The focus group discussion will take place on Monday (31.03) or Tuesday (01.04) or Wednesday (02.04) depending on how many people sign up. If interested, please contact mlk4@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Rails Girls Galway 2014
Rails Girls is back to Galway! A *free* non-profit 2-days workshop June 20-21st, 2014 will provide a first approach to Web application development, relying on the Ruby on Rails framework and on the Rails Girls worldwide community support. Places are limited so be sure to submit your application (deadline: June 5th, 2014). Location: INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway;
More info at https://railsgirls.com/galway

Microsoft FREE StudySmart Session

Free StudySmart Session on Powerpoint presentations 1pm-2pm Wednesday 19th March in AC204. Also includes a section on creating the best possible presentations, using tools you already have. Edit video and images, use transitions properly, and learn how to cheat at looking great while presenting. Register for the events and find tips here https://campus.ie/studysmart/calendar

Registration is not necessary, but you will receive a reminder on the day if you do register. 

 

Enterprise Ireland would like to draw your attention to theStudent Entrepreneur Awards 2014

The top prize is €10,000 plus mentoring, but there are also 7 new merit awards including the ‘Roots in Research’ Award sponsored by Enterprise Ireland. This award recognises the ability of an individual or group of students to spot and articulate the commercial potential of the research project they are involved in. The winner(s) will receive €5,000.Full details on the awards are available at https://studententrepreneurawards.com/prizes/and the closing date for video entries is 17th March 2014.

Saint Patrick’s Day: Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Please note that the following will be closed on Monday 17th March for the Saint Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday:

$1·         Students’ Union Office

$1·         SU Cloakroom

$1·         SU Engineering desk

$1·         James Hardiman Library

$1·         Student Health Unit

$1·         SU Shop

$1·         The Wall Café

$1·         College Bar

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 6th March 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Vote TODAY!

Please make sure you use your voteTODAY. Bring your College ID to vote in our polling stations in An Bialann (10am-7pm), Áras na Mac Léinn (11am-8pm) or the Engineering Building (12pm-4pm) and vote to elect your SU President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2014/15. Alternatively vote online between 10am-8pm if you have registered for a Remote Vote.

You will also be asked to vote in two separate referenda: 1. Referendum on the Students’ Union Position on the Issue of Abortion and 2. Referendum on the Students’ Union Position on the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel.

 

Fancy Jumping out of a perfectly good Plane?

If you are interested in taking part in our SU Charity Skydive this year in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC Childline email studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith the subject “JUMP” for more information. Here’s one of our previous Skydives to give you a taste of what to expect! Skydive

 

Vote on Thursday 13th March – Part Time Officers & Civil Marriage Referendum

Polling will take place for the Students’ Union part time voluntary positions of Oifgeach na Gaeilge, Equality Officer, Societies Chair, Clubs Captain, Postgrad Officer, Mature Students Officer and the 5 College Convenor positions for 2014/15 on Thursday 13th of March. Students will also have an option to use our Remote Vote if they won’t be on campus that day (except for Societies Chair and Clubs Captain positions). You need to register for your Remote Vote before midnight on Wednesday 12th of March.

You will also be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports couples of the same gender to avail of civil marriage.

For more information on the elections please see our website here.Information on the Referenda is available here.

Elections 2014 Guide.

 

1st Year Engineers – Recruitment of CÉIM Leaders for next year

We will shortly begin recruiting 1st year Engineering students to be CÉIM Leaders for the 2014/15 academic year. We will be holding two information sessions in place of the CÉIM sessions next week. Interested 1st Years can attend on either:

  • Tuesday 11 March, 11am-12pm, Room 2034
  • Wednesday 12 March, 2pm-3pm, Room 2034

Benefits of being a CÉIM leader:

Internationally recognised and looks great on your CV // Builds your leadership and teamwork experience // Allows you to work closely with your lecturers // Improves your confidence, ability to work with others // You can share your experiences and help 1st years // Hoody, lunch vouchers, pizza and parties for leaders // Be part of something new and positive on campus

Questions? Email emmet.connolly@nuigalway.ie

 

Semester 2 Exam Timetables available 14th March 
1. Check your personal exam timetable online 
2. Also check the Amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam. 
3. 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). 
https://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/timetable.html

 

Sin Issue 10

Issue 10 of Sin is out now and features an Election Special with interviews of all candidates. Read it online here.

Calling all gaming fans! 

Still haven’t had a chance to try out PS4?  Now’s your chance! PlayStation will be setting up in Áras Na Mac Léinn next Thursday 13th March so pop in to check out loads of great PS4 games, take part in challenges and win PlayStation prizes! PlayStation will also be running a treasure hunt on the day – just look for the special gold envelopes hidden around the college for your chance to win a PS4 & more.

 

Complete the National Student Survey – Undergrad  First year/Final year students and Postgraduate Taught Students

A national Student Survey is being carried out in all Irish universities, IoTs and Colleges of Education in February and March. The aim of the survey is to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking them in detail about their experiences. It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

What you need to know

  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 24 February and Sunday 16 March
  • It is open to first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students only
  • The survey comprises 100 questions and takes 15 minutes to complete
  • For every completed survey, €1 will be donated to the NUI Galway Financial Aid Fund for students.

 

Every Step Counts!

How many steps do you take every day? Would you like to get active using a pedometer app on your smartphone? My name is Kathryn Kearney and I am a student of Psychology at NUI Galway. I am currently conducting research on thoughts and beliefs and their influence on physical activity levels. Project Title: Thoughts, Beliefs and Physical Activity: A Smartphone Intervention.

What will you have to do? This is a three week study. Participants will be required to download a free pedometer app and a free messaging app to their phones. You will then monitor your step count for three weeks. Participants will receive daily messages from the researcher during the second week. At the end of each week you will complete a short online questionnaire and email your step count total to the researcher.

If you are interested in participating click hereto find out more and sign-up.

 

Microsoft Free StudySmart Sessions – Presentations

Powerful Presenting – the ultimate powerpoint presentation 1pm-2pm Wednesday 12th March in AC204. Also includes a section on creating the best possible presentations, using tools you already have. Edit video and images, use transitions properly, and learn how to cheat at looking great while presenting. Register for the events and find tips here https://campus.ie/studysmart/calendarRegistration is not necessary, but you will receive a reminder on the day if you do register. 

 

Organ Donation Awareness Talk

A talk presented by Colin White (Irish Kidney Association) and his colleague regarding Organ Donation Awareness is being held on Tuesday 11th March from 12:00-13:00 in the Larmor Theater (along the concourse). It has been organised by six second year Biomedical Science students who would greatly appreciate if you would complete their short 10 question survey here. There will be FREE lunch for early arrivals to the talk!

 

Diabetes Awareness Day

You are invited to join us on Monday March 10th for our diabetes awareness day. As part of our 2nd year Biomedical Science Community Knowledge Initiative we will be having an event on the concourse. Test your knowledge about diabetes and perhaps learn a few things. Fill out our survey on the day and you’ll be in with the chance of winning a cash prize. Help us spread knowledge about this disease. We’ll be near Smokeys from 11am-3pm

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.iewith any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside the College Bar and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Friday 11am-3pm.