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NUI Galway Mental Health Week Events 5th – 10th October #littlethings
All Week 11am-3pm the SU Welfare Crew will be giving out Free Goodie Bags with tasty treats.
All Week Please Talk Art Exhibition in Áras na Mac Léinn. All events are FREE except where indicated otherwise.
11am-4pm Global Fair in the Bailey Allen Hall
12.30pm Mental Health Week Launch at the Quad
12pm-1pm Building Resilience Workshop in The View
2pm-3pm Strategies for Taking Study in Your Stride in The View
6pm-8pm Juggling Workshop at the Arts Millennium Building
12pm-3pm Little Things Stand at Smokey’s with freebies
2pm-4pm Singing with Dementia Patients in The Meeting Rooms
6pm-8pm Seas Suas Programme Room 129 Áras Moyola
8pm-11pm Film: The Dead Poet’s Society in The Meeting Rooms
12pm-3pm Little Things Stand at Smokey’s with freebies
2pm-3pm Mindfulness for Daily Life Workshop in The View
3pm-4pm Stress Busting Techniques Workshop in The View
6pm Capoeira Workshop in The Cube with Dance Soc
8pm Bring a Dish event in AC203 with Potter Soc
11am-4pm Voter Registration Drive, Free stuff, Road Safety Freebies, Games and Promo Staff recruitment in Áras na Mac Léinn.
2pm-3pm Putting Off Procrastination Workshop in The View
3pm-4pm Laughter is the Best Medicine Workshop in The View
4pm-5pm The Wellness Recovery Action Plan Workshop in The View
7.30pm-8.30pm Light Your Candle of Hope in the Chapel
8pm After Party for “Be Brave” Campaign Launch in College Bar with GIG Soc
All Day Mindful Way Conference
8.30pm-1am Sober Soc present the Funky Seomra in The Cube. Tickets €5.
10am Walk, run or crawl the NUI Galway 8k in aid of Jigsaw on World Mental Health Day. Entry fee €25.
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: Tues, 20 Oct 2015. Find out more and apply at www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore
David O’Doherty Comedy Gig Monday 12th October – Tickets on Sale now €5
We are delighted to announce that our next €5 comedy gig is David O’Doherty at 8pm on Monday 12th October in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).
Life Skills Courses Update:
- Cardiac First Responder – Friday 9th October 3 Spaces Left €40
- Occupational First Aid – 3 day course: 30th October, 6th & 13th November 1 Space Left €100
- Anti-Racism Training Course – Thursday 5th November 10 Spaces Left €5
- Child Protection Training – Saturday 14th November 9 Spaces Left €15
Connacht Rugby Tickets €10
We now have NUI Galway student €10 tickets on sale for the Main Stand for the next Connacht Rugby home match against Cardiff Blues at 5pm on Saturday 3rd October.
It has come to the attention of both the University and the Students’ Union that more incidents regarding anti-social behaviour have occurred. We ask that all students please keep in mind their neighbours during their stay in Galway. The accommodation shortage has come to the forefront and incidences regarding anti-social behaviour are and will only make the current crisis much worse. Please exercise caution during any events you may have at home and keep noise levels to a minimum. Be a good neighbour!
Are You Registered to Vote?
Get registered to vote before the 26th October deadline. Register in the SU Office Mon-Fri 10am-5pm or come to our Voter Registration Drive 11am-4pm Thursday 8th October in Áras na Mac Léinn (there will be free stuff!).
Road Safety Week Freebies Thurs 8th Oct
We have loads of FREE High Vis Vests and Bike Lights to give away as part of Road Safety Week this Thursday 8th October 11am-4pm in Áras na Mac Léinn (while stocks last!) #besafebeseen
We are delighted to announce that this year we will be fundraising for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. We are planning a load of fundraising events throughout the year but need your help! If you want to help us out or have an idea for an event just give us a shout on firstname.lastname@example.org There’s more information on our plans available here.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes for international students
Classes for full degree international students who need support with academic writing and referencing are taking place as follows:
Arts Millennium building:
- Wednesdays – AM107 – 16:00 to 18:00
- Wednesdays – AM110 – 18:00 to 20:00
- Fridays – AM107 – 17:00 to 19:00
No pre-registration is necessary. Due to demand and class size restrictions places are limited and will therefore be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Graduate Jobs Fair12.30pm-4pm Tuesday 6th October
More than 75 actively recruiting companies across all industries will feature at the NUI Galway Graduate Jobs Fair in the Bailey Allen Hall, on Tuesday 6th October from 12.30pm – 4.00pm. A student’s main objective on the day is to secure your first graduate job. Many graduate employers now recruit graduates from all academic disciplines so don’t be misled by an organisation’s name – they may have the perfect graduate opportunity for you!
Details on participating exhibitors is available from www.nuigalway.ie/careers#jobsfairNUIG
USI FREE Activist Academy this Saturday
This day long event will provide you with the skills and training needed to become a student activist. Workshops include: lobbying, fundraising, networking, working with the media, social media and how to build a community of activists. Register Now.
The Sober Society presents Funky Seomra Friday 9th October
Sober Soc aims are to create a culture that encompasses fun, exciting and interesting events in NUIG that don’t finish up with a trip to the pub.
Their first event is Funky Seomra 8.30pm-1am on Friday 9th October – a night club that includes not only amazing dance music, but massage areas, games areas, arts & crafts, chill out zone and delicious healthy cakes, snacks and herbal teas. The event takes place in The Cube Áras na Mac Léin and tickets are only €5 to members of Sober Soc who buy tickets in advance. Students and staff can become members of Sober Soc and avail of this cheap offer.
Societies Global Week 5th – 8th October
The second annual NUI Galway Global Week is taking place from October 5th-8th, with the Global Fair in the Bailey Allen Hall on Monday 5th of October from 11am – 4pm.
Global week aims to: A) Raise awareness of global issues B) Raise awareness of ecological issues and promote a green agenda C) Celebrate Diversity
NUIG Snowsports Challenge 6th/7th of October – Win a free trip worth €739!
Compete in teams in a series of wacky challenges to win a trip to Val D’Isere in January with the NUIG Snowsports club. Sign up in Smokies between 12-2 on Tuesday before the challenge kicks off that evening in the College Bar, it continues the following day in Monroes where the winner will be announced! Check here for all the info!
Free 8×8 Festival 5th – 9th October 2015
SUAS would like to invite you the third 8×8 Free Film festival at NUIG. 8×8 is a development-focused arts festival with a touring photo exhibition and award-winning documentary film screenings. Visit the exhibition on campus outside the library and pop along to one of the events. To secure your place register for you free tickets at stand.ie/8×8
Participants Required for Research Study on Mindfulness
You are invited to take part in a research study which involves evaluating the effects of a 6-week mindfulness meditation intervention on cognitive ability. Participants will spend 6-weeks learning about the concept and practice of mindfulness using Headspace, an app which runs on all major smartphones, tablets and web browsers. You will be provided with a free subscription to Headspace which will last for another 6 months after the study finishes if you complete all data collection. This is usually worth around €60. More information and the screening form can be found here
NUIG 8k Registration Still Open
The NUI Galway Kingfisher 8k walk/run/crawl in aid of Jigsaw will take place on World Mental Health Day Saturday 10th October at 10am. Entry fee is just €25 and all funds raised will support mental health services for young people in Galway. Register Now.
Sin Issue 2 Is Out Now
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 email@example.com or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.
Upcoming Class Rep Meetings
Thurs 8th Oct
6pm – 9pm
IT Building (1st Floor)
Class Rep Training 1
Mon 12th Oct
Tues 13th Oct
6pm – 7pm
MY231 Seminar Room 2
Health Sciences Council
Thurs 15th Oct
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 Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.
Operation Transformation Seeks Leaders
Operation Transformation is back for a 9th series and we are looking for 5 new leaders to lead the nation on the Operation Transformation health and fitness plan. This is a chance to change your life while motivating others to do the same, so why not apply today.Click ‘download application form’ to apply today here: https://ot.rte.ie/
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.