Welcome to your Weekly Email from your Students’ Union.
Register to Vote TODAY! (or before the 26th October)
Our Voter Registration Drive takes place today 11am-4pm in Áras na Mac Léinn so make sure you get yourself along and get registered. We will also have loads of free stuff which is always a bonus! If you are not around call to the SU Office before the 26th of October and we will get all the paperwork sorted out for you.
The SU Big Fat Table Quiz 7.30pm Weds 14th October
THE SU BIG FAT CHARITY TABLE QUIZ is back in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society
First Prize: €200 CASH MONEY!
Table of Four €20 – Sign up in the SU Office NOW! Spaces are limited.
10 Rounds of questions compiled by the 15 SU Officers. Free finger food and Spot Prizes for Best Team Name, Best Dressed Team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet!
David O’Doherty Comedy Gig this 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).
NUI Galway Mental Health Week Continues
10.30am-12pm Please Talk Coffee Morning in the Hub
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
8pm-10pm Try Handball with NUIG Handball Club in the Sports Centre
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. Late registration available.
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.
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
Connacht Rugby Tickets €10
We now have €10 NUI Galway Student tickets on sale for Connacht vs Zebre 7.30pm Friday 16th October. Tickets on sale from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)
Volunteers Needed Saturday for NUIG 8k
If you have any spare time this Saturday 10th October volunteers are needed to help out with the NUI Galway 8k race on Campus in aid of Jigsaw Galway. Please email email@example.com if you can help.
Please Talk Events Today
Please Talk Coffee Morning “Chats & Laughs” Thursday 8th October 10:30am-12:00pm , The Hub, Áras Na Mac Léinn
Please Talk Vigil, Thursday 8th October 7:30pm – 8:30 pm Chapel, Light Refreshments will be provided
7UP Promotion TODAY
Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 12pm-2pm today to have a go at the 7UP game challenges and get some freebies too!
Road Safety Week Freebies TODAY!
Get your free bike lights and high vis vests in Áras na Mac Léinn today from 11am while stocks last!
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.
Student Cycle Challenge – Win Prizes for Cycling!
The National Student Cycle Challenge will run from Monday 12th to Friday 23rd of October (Monday to Friday each week). NUI Galway students are encouraged to get together into teams of three, register online at www.cyclechallenge.ie and then the aim is to clock up as many cycle trips as possible during the 10 day challenge ….. and win prizes! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn today 11am-3pm to find out more.
Movember – Coming to a Face Near You Soon!
Movember is coming back with a hairy bang to NUI Galway this November. If you want to get involved and donate your face or your time to support men’s health like the Facebook page here and join the NUIG team The TribesMoMen here.
Fancy doing some volunteering?
The following events are looking for volunteers and would love it if you could help them out!
- NUI Galway 8k Run this Saturday 10th October firstname.lastname@example.org
- Croí Heart & Stroke Charity Night Run Friday 16th October email@example.com
- Galway Bake Fest Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October firstname.lastname@example.org
- Macnas Halloween Parade Sunday 25th October email@example.com
RAG: A DramSoc Original Play by Kevin Murphy
8pm Tues 13th– Fri 16th October in the Bank of Ireland Theatre NUI Galway. Tickets €5/€8 on sale from the Socs Box.
NUI Galway Hardiman Research Scholarship scheme for PhD students now open
The Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. The Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise. These are:
- Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
- Biomedical Science and Engineering
- Environment, Marine, and Energy
- Humanities in Context, including Digital Humanities
- Informatics, Data Analytics, Physical and Computational Sciences
For more information please see https://www.nuigalway.ie/hardiman-scholarships/
The Academic Writing Centre is now open
You can drop into the AWC to get help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Opening hours: 1-11 and 6-8 daily (except weekends and Friday nights).
All NUIG students are very welcome.
Sin Newspaper Issue 2
Catch up on all that’s going on at NUI Galway in issue 2 of Sin newspaper here. If you are interested in helping with the paper email firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.
Life Skills Courses Update:
- 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
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 email@example.com There’s more information on our plans available here.
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.
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.