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SU Weekly Email 18 14th January 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Give Blood Tonight

Blood supplies are running dangerously low in Ireland. If you can, please donate blood tonight 5pm-8.30pm in the Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland, Galway. The recent restrictions on female donors have now been lifted. More Information.

Clubs Day TODAY

Make sure to call in to the Sports Centre today 10am-5pm to see what the many sports clubs on campus have to offer you this semester. You can also join Sports Clubs at any time during the year online HERE.

Michael Bugler Memorial Mass

The lunchtime Mass at 1.10pm on Tuesday, 19th January in the Chapel of St. Columbanus, NUI Galway will be offered for 2BCL student, Michael Bugler, R.I.P. and for his family and friends. Refreshments will be provided afterwards. All are welcome. A Book of Condolence is open at the Chapel this week if you wish to sign it.

At this time of bereavement and loss, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff or to contact the Student Support Services available on campus here.

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Weds 27th January

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2016 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 27th January 2016 in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer! 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 18th Jan

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 19th Jan

6pm – 7pm

O’Flaherty Theatre

Arts Concourse

Arts Council

Weds 20th Jan

5pm-6pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Weds 20th Jan

6pm – 7pm

ENG2001 Lecture Room 1

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 21st Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC204

Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council

For any queries please contact Rebecca on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 7

Read Issue 7 of Sin Newspaper.  

NUIG Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale now in the SU

  • Connacht vs Enisei-STM 3pm Saturday 23rd January 2016 €15
  • Connacht vs Scarlets 3pm Saturday 30th January 2016 €10

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

1 Day Bar Skills Course

2 Day ASIST Course

8 Week Yoga Course(Beginners Course FULL – Space available Intermediate only)

10 Week Sign Language Course

Sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card

Nominations open for election of a Postgraduate Student to Údarás na hOllscoile NUI Galway

Nomination are to be received in writing ( Gearóid Ó Conluain in Room A131, Quadrangle) by 12.00 noon on Friday, January 22, 2016. Each nomination must be on a Nomination Paper signed by two postgraduate students and also signed by the candidate. The names of the candidates will be notified to voters as soon as possible thereafter.

Election Procedure: The election will be conducted by ballot, if necessary, of the postgraduate students on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 in the Concourse from 10.00 to 21.00.

More Information.  

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. 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 6th of February.

Smoke-Free Zones

NUI Galway is now a partially smoke-free campus – with two smoke-free zones in the north and south campus.
To see why we’re going smoke-free click on the video here. 

More information.

#MakeASmartVote General Election Hustings 7pm Tues 26th January

This event is open to everyone who wishes to #MakeASmartVote in the upcoming General Elections. The hustings will be hosted by the USI at 7pm Tuesday 26th January in the D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, NUI Galway.
Each political party has been invited to send a representative to represent their party’s views on the defining issues facing students.Students and youth organisations will be able to submit questions in advance or via social media on #MakeASmartVote and candidates will be announced as they are confirmed!

More Information.

EIPIC Free Screening

Cuirfidh TG4 & UCÉ fáilte romhat chuig taispeántas ar shraith nua teilifíse EIPIC.
TG4 & BAI invite you to a preview of the brand new drama series EIPIC. Refreshments will be served. 
The free viewing takes place at 7pm on Thursday 21st of January in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway.

Election Countdown

Nominations open in 31 days for the NUI Galway Students’ Union Officer Elections! If you are interested in running for one of the 15 SU Officer positions please give us a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie or see our website for more information. 

#NUIGSU16

Free Once-Off Academic  Workshops to Enhance Exam Performance

$1·         Time Management 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 26th of January                       

$1·         Study Skills 6.30pm-7.30pm Wednesday 3rd February                                     

$1·         Presentation Skills 6pm-8pm Wednesday 17th February

Further information and booking email james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

Provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

Morning Galwayville – the Cube, Áras Na Mac Léinn NUIG  Wednesday January 27th  6:30am – 10am– MC Hector Ó hEochagáin

There is a global awareness of the mental and physical health benefits in early morning dancing. Events are being held all over the world where people get up early and dance before work and its becoming an extremely popular and common event in big cities. Dancing is a way to exercise, connect to your deepest self, to feel free, to let go of pent up energy and one of the best ways to start a day. We are organising this morning session for those of you who would like to “dance your way into the day” full of health and vitality. It is obviously a sober event and there will be yoga, massage, healthy snacks and drinks and all kinds of wonderful things there. The event starts at 6:30am – 10am. Costs are €3 for students and €10 for others. Includes DJ Will Softly, herbal teas/healthy snacks from The Secret Garden Café and free Yoga with Paul Hardiman at 7am and 8:30am – one energetic class and one deep slow stretchy class

NUI Galway Campus Online Forum

The Computer Society Online Forum Working Group are looking at setting up an online forum for the NUI Galway Campus to facilitate discussion, voting and debating, thus improving communication. Please fill out this survey to aid in our research.

https://goo.gl/forms/YT1Cghj4lV

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 19th January in the Aula Maxima (Upper)

Class Title: Relaxation and Confidence

See times of sessions below:

10:45am – 11:30am – Students – All welcome
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Students – All welcome

13:15pm – 14:00pm Students – All welcome
Classes are free of charge and available on a drop-in basis

Pre-registration required visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/january-mindfulness-classes-relaxation-and-confidence-tickets-20726768322

For further information on NUI Galway Mindful Way visit: www.nuigalway.ie/mindfulway

Student presenters wanted for the national “Student Talks” conference on March 9th 2016 in UCD, Dublin.

Student Talks is an exciting new national conference series designed for students (think Ted Talks but for Students).

The conference is a half day long, with Student Presenters, Expert Speakers and Networking breaks scheduled throughout.

Student presenters each give a six minute presentation on their chosen subject. The Student Talks conference is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and it’s free to attend. We’ll be arranging buses to get you there too so register now!

Benefits of presenting:

  • Great experience and opportunity to present your work at a national conference
  • Improve your CV, and career profile
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded people.
  • You could win overall Student Talks Presenter Award and prize bundle

If you would like to PRESENT, ATTEND or VOLUNTEER at the Student Talks conference check out studenttalks.ie for all the details.

NUIG Postgrad Open Day 12pm-4pm Weds 3rd Feb

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday, 3rd February in Áras na Mac Léinn 12pm-4pm. Presentations taking place during the day will cover such topics as funding opportunities, applications, and research. There will be over 80 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services.

You can pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day  or just turn up and register on the day.

Reclaim 1916 Poetry Competition

Closing date for entries 29th February. First Prize €1,000. More Information.  

RTÉ are recruiting 1916 Ambassadors

RTÉ are recruiting 1916 ambassadors for their event, “RTÉ Reflecting the Rising” which will take place in 75 indoor and outdoor venues around Dublin on Easter Monday 28th March between 11am and 6pm.

This will form part of the government’s official centenary programme with locations including St. Stephen’s Green, the Gaiety Theatre, the Mansion House, Trinity College, Liberty Hall, the Four Courts, Smithfield Square and Collins Barracks. If you are interested in taking on one of the volunteer roles on the day, please email your name and phone number and your preferred role (1916 Ambassador/Walking Tour Host) to 1916@RTE.ie  

Call for Submissions!  

The Lamp is looking for submissions for its 2016 issue (Volume 6)!

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at thelampeditor@gmail.com.  The extended deadline is January 31st, 2016https://www.sgps.ca/thelamp/

Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards Competition Closing Date 28th of January

This annual drugs education competition aims to help young people explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, young people are asked to create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article; or a poster on one of the following themes: (a) The hidden harm of alcohol use; (b) The effects of drug use. More information about the competition can be found at www.drugs.ie/awards  

What will you do in 2016?

Learn Sign Language

SU Life Skills 10 Week Course starts 19th January

Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 27th January

Raise money for charity

SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 6th February for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & Irish Cancer Society

Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 18th February

Get Fit

SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 23rd February 750m swim/5km run

Learn to save lives

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

Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 27th February

Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

ASIST Course now enrolling

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day skills building workshop in suicide first-aid. Ireland ranks 5th in the EU for rates of suicide with almost 500 people dying by suicide every year. Suicide first aid helps meet some of the challenges in reducing suicidal behaviour. It could help save a life. ASIST trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It helps them seek a shared understanding of reasons for suicide and reasons for living.

The 2 day course will take place 9am-5pm Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February in Áras na Mac Léinn and you must attend both days.

The course is free but there is a €10 deposit required to reserve your place. Spaces are limited – sign up now in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.

Learn Sign Language in 2016
Registration is now open for our 10 Week Basic Sign Language courses in 2016. The course cost is €40 (usual price €75) and you can pay in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card.

Course options are: 
• 12pm-1pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)
• 1pm-2pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)

• 6pm-7pm Wednesday (20th January-23rd March)
• 6pm-7pm Thursday (21st January-7th April)

SU Life Skills Yoga Now Enrolling

The next SU 8 week Ashtanga yoga course is on Thursday 21st January – Thursday 10th March 2016.

The course cost is €40 for 8 weeks and you can pay the course fee in the SU Office now Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. To pay by credit card please phone 091 524810.

  •  6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers – COURSE FULL
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate 

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 3rd April 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course now enrolling €40

The course starts next Thursday 10th of April and runs until Thursday 29th May.

  • 6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers (10 spaces left)
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate (5 spaces left)

You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office now and pay the €40 course fee. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

Student Summit

Irelands largest Innovation and Entrepreneurship events for students with some of Irelands most influential speakers, start ups and workshop hosts on the 8th of April in Dublin Castle.
Tickets: Sign Up Here for FREE. Email: paddy.guiney@usi.ie

Connacht vs Munster Tickets €10

Connacht vs Munster 18:15 Saturday 19th April 2014. €10 NUI Galway Student Tickets on saleNOWfrom the SU Office.

Winner of SU Enterprise Awards 2014

Huge congratulations to Brian Slattery NUI Galway Psychology PhD student from Dublin, who won the top prize of €10,000 at our Enterprise Awards on Saturday. His winning project Student Talksis an online knowledge platform for students to communicate their ideas, connect with other students and find out about courses and careers. The two runner-up prizes of €5,000 each were awarded to The NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund and Loyal-T Stamped. More information.

Republic of Telly

Want to get yourself on telly? Republic of Telly are recording in NUI Galway TODAY (Thursday 3rd April) 10am-5pm outside the Arts Millennium Building. You will have just 7 seconds to impress! So whatever your talent is come over and share it with us.

 

Library Easter Opening Hours: Extended to include Good Friday & Easter Monday

Monday 14th April – Thursday 17th April 08.30-22.00

Friday 18th April & Monday 21st April 10.00-18.00

More Exam Updates Here.

 

€420,000 in Funding Available to Galway Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland will be holding an information evening about their competition in the School of Business this Friday 4th April at 6pm. The closing date for entries to their 2014 Awards competition is 5pm on Monday, 28th April. Following a multi-stage review process, the winning nominees will be announced at a ceremony in November 2014.  For an application form and more information about the roadshow please visit www.socialentrepreneurs.ie

 

Win Sea Sessions Tickets

We have another chance for you to win a pair of Sea Sessions tickets coming up on our Facebook page on Tuesday so keep your eyes peeled!

 

ROPES Launch Party

The ROPES 2014 launch party will take place on the 10th of April at 4pm in the COPE charity shop, on St. Augustine’s Street (off Shop Street). The launch will be opened by award-winning novelist Niamh Boyce, as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Admission is free, all are welcome and there will be refreshments served, alongside readings from ROPES 2014.

Copies of the journal will be available at the launch for €10, with all proceeds going to COPE Galway.

For further information on the launch or to order an advance copy of the journal please contact the ROPES marketing team at: ropesmarketing@gmail.comor visit us on FacebookorTwitter

 

Exam De-stress Programme starts Monday 7th April

You can book a de-stressing treatment, including massage, acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy – 30 minute treatment is €10. Email destressbooking@nuigalway.ieto book. The Chaplaincy are offering a Pre-exam Retreat Evening in the Chapel, Monday 7th April, 6-8pm, and their famous ‘Breakfast-in-a-bag’ at pre-exam mass, each morning during exams. Or book a Soccer De-stress 5-aside game.  All details can be foundhere.

 

Check the Register

Are you registered to vote in the European & Local elections on 23rd May 2014? If you are entitled to vote but don’t appear on the register the closing date for inclusion on the Supplemental Register of Electors is the  6 May. The Postal and Special Supplement closing date is the 26 April. Application forms are available here.

 

Measles in NUI Galway

The Department of Public Health has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles in students at NUI Galway.Measles is highly contagious and can cause serious complications. The only way to prevent measles is by vaccination. Any student who has not had two doses of MMR vaccine should be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Handwashing helps stop the spread of infectious diseases.If you have a skin rash, high temperature, cough, runny nose or red or watery eyes please stay at home until 4 days after the onset of symptoms and you are well again. You should also contact your G.P. by phone if you are unwell. Unvaccinated housemates of cases of measles will need to stay at home for a number of days depending on when they were exposed. This is to avoid transmitting measles to others.

More information on measles is available here.

Election results 2014

Congratulations to the Incoming SU Officers for 2014/15 who will take up their positions on the 1st of July. They are:

President: Declan Higgins

Vice President / Education Officer: Phelim Kelly

Vice President / Welfare Officer: Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Gráinne Ní Bheoláin

Equality Officer: Rebecca Melvin

Societies’ Chairperson: Patrick O’Flaherty

Clubs’ Captain: Damien Griffin

Postgraduate Officer: Cian Moran

Mature Students Officer: Michelle Mitchell

SU Council Chair: Karl Picard

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies: Sarah Kelly

Convenor of the College of Science: Joanne Duffy

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science: Simon Neary

Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics: Oisín Moloney

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law: Megan Reilly

 

Mindfulness for Chronic Headache

Do you suffer with recurring headaches?  Would you like to learn mindfulness exercises to help manage headache pain?  Are you 18 years of age and over?  If you answered YES to all of these questions you are eligible to take part in a free, online mindfulness based stress reduction programme tailored for adults with chronic or recurring headache.  This is a six week, self-paced programme.  Participants have unlimited access to the mindfulness based exercises and information designed to support self-management of headache pain.

What you will have to do?  Participants will be required to take a brief survey (30 multiple choice questions) before starting and after completing the online programme.  For further information or to take part, go directly tothis link.

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.

 

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 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.

 

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!

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 3rd April 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course now enrolling €40

The course starts next Thursday 10th of April and runs until Thursday 29th May.

  • 6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers (10 spaces left)
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate (5 spaces left)

You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office now and pay the €40 course fee. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

 

Student Summit

Irelands largest Innovation and Entrepreneurship events for students with some of Irelands most influential speakers, start ups and workshop hosts on the 8th of April in Dublin Castle.
Tickets: Sign Up Here for FREE. Email: paddy.guiney@usi.ie

Connacht vs Munster Tickets €10

Connacht vs Munster 18:15 Saturday 19th April 2014. €10 NUI Galway Student Tickets on saleNOWfrom the SU Office.

Winner of SU Enterprise Awards 2014

Huge congratulations to Brian Slattery NUI Galway Psychology PhD student from Dublin, who won the top prize of €10,000 at our Enterprise Awards on Saturday. His winning project Student Talksis an online knowledge platform for students to communicate their ideas, connect with other students and find out about courses and careers. The two runner-up prizes of €5,000 each were awarded to The NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund and Loyal-T Stamped. More information.

Republic of Telly

Want to get yourself on telly? Republic of Telly are recording in NUI Galway TODAY (Thursday 3rd April) 10am-5pm outside the Arts Millennium Building. You will have just 7 seconds to impress! So whatever your talent is come over and share it with us.

 

Library Easter Opening Hours: Extended to include Good Friday & Easter Monday

Monday 14th April – Thursday 17th April 08.30-22.00

Friday 18th April & Monday 21st April 10.00-18.00

More Exam Updates Here.

 

€420,000 in Funding Available to Galway Social Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland will be holding an information evening about their competition in the School of Business this Friday 4th April at 6pm. The closing date for entries to their 2014 Awards competition is 5pm on Monday, 28th April. Following a multi-stage review process, the winning nominees will be announced at a ceremony in November 2014.  For an application form and more information about the roadshow please visit www.socialentrepreneurs.ie

 

Win Sea Sessions Tickets

We have another chance for you to win a pair of Sea Sessions tickets coming up on our Facebook page on Tuesday so keep your eyes peeled!

 

ROPES Launch Party

The ROPES 2014 launch party will take place on the 10th of April at 4pm in the COPE charity shop, on St. Augustine’s Street (off Shop Street). The launch will be opened by award-winning novelist Niamh Boyce, as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Admission is free, all are welcome and there will be refreshments served, alongside readings from ROPES 2014.

Copies of the journal will be available at the launch for €10, with all proceeds going to COPE Galway.

For further information on the launch or to order an advance copy of the journal please contact the ROPES marketing team at: ropesmarketing@gmail.comor visit us on FacebookorTwitter

 

Exam De-stress Programme starts Monday 7th April

You can book a de-stressing treatment, including massage, acupuncture, osteopathy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy – 30 minute treatment is €10. Email destressbooking@nuigalway.ieto book. The Chaplaincy are offering a Pre-exam Retreat Evening in the Chapel, Monday 7th April, 6-8pm, and their famous ‘Breakfast-in-a-bag’ at pre-exam mass, each morning during exams. Or book a Soccer De-stress 5-aside game.  All details can be foundhere.

 

Check the Register

Are you registered to vote in the European & Local elections on 23rd May 2014? If you are entitled to vote but don’t appear on the register the closing date for inclusion on the Supplemental Register of Electors is the  6 May. The Postal and Special Supplement closing date is the 26 April. Application forms are available here.

 

Measles in NUI Galway

The Department of Public Health has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles in students at NUI Galway.Measles is highly contagious and can cause serious complications. The only way to prevent measles is by vaccination. Any student who has not had two doses of MMR vaccine should be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Handwashing helps stop the spread of infectious diseases.If you have a skin rash, high temperature, cough, runny nose or red or watery eyes please stay at home until 4 days after the onset of symptoms and you are well again. You should also contact your G.P. by phone if you are unwell. Unvaccinated housemates of cases of measles will need to stay at home for a number of days depending on when they were exposed. This is to avoid transmitting measles to others.

More information on measles is available here.

Election results 2014

Congratulations to the Incoming SU Officers for 2014/15 who will take up their positions on the 1st of July. They are:

President: Declan Higgins

Vice President / Education Officer: Phelim Kelly

Vice President / Welfare Officer: Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Gráinne Ní Bheoláin

Equality Officer: Rebecca Melvin

Societies’ Chairperson: Patrick O’Flaherty

Clubs’ Captain: Damien Griffin

Postgraduate Officer: Cian Moran

Mature Students Officer: Michelle Mitchell

SU Council Chair: Karl Picard

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies: Sarah Kelly

Convenor of the College of Science: Joanne Duffy

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science: Simon Neary

Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics: Oisín Moloney

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law: Megan Reilly

 

Mindfulness for Chronic Headache

Do you suffer with recurring headaches?  Would you like to learn mindfulness exercises to help manage headache pain?  Are you 18 years of age and over?  If you answered YES to all of these questions you are eligible to take part in a free, online mindfulness based stress reduction programme tailored for adults with chronic or recurring headache.  This is a six week, self-paced programme.  Participants have unlimited access to the mindfulness based exercises and information designed to support self-management of headache pain.

What you will have to do?  Participants will be required to take a brief survey (30 multiple choice questions) before starting and after completing the online programme.  For further information or to take part, go directly tothis link.

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.

 

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 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.

 

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!

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 20th March 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Rock the Prom – 5pm TODAY – TICKETS €10

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

The 2014 NUI Galway Rock the Prom will take place from 5pm TODAY Thursday the 20th of March in Leisureland in sunny Salthill. Tickets are just €10 and are on sale from the Students’ Union now. Over 18’s event. NUI Galway students only. ID required. Indoor event with full bar.

Remembrance Mass for the late Mark Casey

Seán, Declan, Catherine and the entire NUI Galway Students’ Union wish to thank and pay tribute to all the students of the University who assisted in the search for the late Mark Casey (1st Arts) in Limerick City, and were a massive support to Mark’s family and friends during what was a very difficult time. We also wish to thank the University community and the support services, especially Fr. Barry and Fr. Patrick, the Chaplains, for their compassion, assistance and understanding. Mark was laid to rest on Tuesday in his native Killeigh, Co. Offaly following his funeral mass. This coming Monday, 24th of March, Mass will be offered for Mark, his family, classmates, friends and all who were involved in the search at the Chapel of St. Columbanus, NUI Galway at 1.10pm. May He Rest In Peace. We also ask you to continue to remember in your thoughts and prayers Limerick Institute of Technology Students’ Union Vice President and Welfare Officer, Steven Kavanagh, who is still missing in Limerick, and his family and friends and Nathan Forde, from Galway, who is also missing, and his family and friends.

Vote on Thursday 27th March

Please make sure you use your vote on 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.

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/timetables/semester2.html

 

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.

 

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!

 

Welcome to the Travel Survey 2014 – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NUIGtravel14

The information you provide will be used to determine what factors most influence the mode of transport for travel to the University. The survey will help identify which infrastructural changes have been of most benefit in promoting sustainable travel choices, and pinpoint the changes that are most likely to encourage smarter travel into the future.

This survey is being conducted as part of a master’s thesis. The results of which will be available through the University at the end of May this year.

The survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. Questions marked with an * must be completed before you can move on. The information you provide in this survey is confidential.

Thank you in advance for your time. Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries or suggestions in relation to the survey or the project: nuigalwaysurvey@gmail.com

 

Student Talks Wednesday, March 26th 3.30 to 4.30 pm

The inaugural Student Talks Conference place will take place in the Thomas Dillon Theatre. Attendance is free and the conference will be opened by the NUI Galway President, Dr. James Browne.

On the day, the following Student Talks will be given:

Speakers and Talks Title

$1·         Tatiana Kelly (Law): “Privilege or Punish: Exploring Sanctions and Sentencing Principles for White-Collar Criminals in Ireland.”

$1·         Nik Thaker (Information Technology):Evaluation of existing pedagogy styles in Higher Education Institutions in relation to modern ICT implementation and propose which support services may be required.”

$1·         Kate Fi (Psychology):Survey of GP’s in Ireland on the prescription of placebo medication and/or treatments, and if GP’s think it ethically acceptable.”

$1·         Sinead O’Malley (UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre): “The Experience of Imprisonment for Incarcerated Mothers and their Children in Ireland.”

$1·         Reduan Atan (Engineering): “Extreme Wave-Structure Interaction.”

$1·         Naomi DuBois (Psychology):Investigating the temporal and phase structure of oscillatory mechanisms in auditory binding.”

$1·         Pishoy Gouda (Medicine): “Irish Brain Drain: Migration Intentions of Irish Medical Students.”

$1·         Deborah McNamara (Psychology): “Eyes Wide Shut: The effects of eye-closure, focused meditation & context reinstatement on eyewitness memory.”

Please come along and show your support! We look forward to seeing you all there!

For any other information email brianslattery@studenttalks.ie

 

NUI Galway Disability Awareness Week 24th-27th March

More information on events.

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.

NUI Galway Student Entrepreneurs Compete For €20,000 Prize Fund!

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NUI Galway Student Entrepreneurs Compete For €20,000 Prize Fund!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards competition is now entering its second stage as six finalists battle it out for a €20,000 investment fund to turn their ideas into reality.Now in its fourth year, the competition seeks to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among the students of NUI Galway in both social and business enterprise.

Each of the six finalists, all NUI Galway students, now receives investment capital of €500 to develop their initial ideas further. A series of workshops hosted by members of the business community over the coming weeks will let the finalists  develop their ideas ahead of the final judging session in March. Galway City & County Enterprise Board, Online Marketing in Galway, Hammond Good Solicitors, Gareth Williams Accountant and Starlight Solutions are just some of the groups providing workshops.

Sean Kearns, President of NUI Galway Students’ Union, said:

 “We have been overwhelmed by the number and standard of entries to the NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards again this year. The entrants are testament to the exceptional initiative and creativity of students in social and business enterprise. At a time when real innovation and flair is needed, students are leading the way in creating the big ideas that will help fuel our recovery. The Students’ Union is delighted with the support that the Awards have received from the local business community and the university.”

The final six projects are:

1.    NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund

Operating a real-life financial portfolio under the guidance of industry experts and alumni, the NUI Galway Student Managed Investment Fund is an organisation managed by students, for the benefit of both the participants and the University as a whole. Martin Weitbrecht a final year BSc. Financial Mathematics & Economics student from Donegal, Conor Hanniffy a Masters in International Finance student from Athlone, Shane Reilly a final year BSc. Financial Mathematics & Economics student from Castlebar and Maurice Kelter a final year B.Comm (International) student from Tralee are behind the project.

2.    Student Talks

‘Student Talks’ is an online knowledge platform for students to communicate their ideas, connect with other students and find out about courses and careers. Student Talks was created by Brian Slattery from Dublin who is completing his Psychology PhD.

3.    Shuffleupagus

Margaret Tallott has developed Shuffleupagus which is a simple game for everyone who is learning Irish. Margaret is from Belmullet, Co. Mayo and is in the fourth year of her Phd in the Department of Management.

4.    MyStudySheets™

MyStudySheets™ provides downloadable, course-specific study aids in mathematics to second and third-level students, aiming to radically improve student grasp of key concepts. MyStudySheets™ was developed by brothers Enoch and Issac Burke from Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Enoch is a 2nd Year BA student in History, German, Sociology & Politics and Isaac is in his 2nd Year of a PhD in Pure Mathematics.

5.   Loyal-T Stamped

Loyal-T Stamped seeks to revolutionize the way we collect and redeem customer loyalty points through a visually striking user friendly application. Nathan Regan and Fergal Walsh are both final year Mechanical Engineering students and Galway natives. They have developed Loyal-T Stamped with Gearoid O’Connor a final year Computer Science and Information Technology student also from Galway.

6.    The Big Yellow Thing

The Big Yellow Thing (originating from NUI, Galway) is an artistic project that aims to create modern and exclusive apparel for students, staff, visitors and alumni of all National Universities of Ireland. Michelle Campion from Tuam, Co. Galway developed The Big Yellow Thing and is studying the MSc. in Neuropharmacology.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony dinner on Saturday 29th of March in the College Bar, NUI Galway.