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SU Weekly Email 13 – 6th December 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Exam Tips

  1. Check, double check and triple check your timetable NOW! Every year we have students who read their timetable wrong and end up missing an exam – don’t be that guy!
    2. Find your College ID and bring it with you to every exam. If you have lost it call to the Student Information Desk to get a new one for €20. You will be fined €30 if you don’t have your ID with you.
    3. Plan how you are getting to the exams NOW and set all your alarms. You need to be there 20 minutes prior to the start of the examination so that’s: 09:10 for a 09:30 exam, 12:40 for a 13:00 exam and 16:10 for a 16:30 exam. We have buses arranged for the Salthill exam centres.
    4. Leave your phone at home – it’s a €20 fine for bringing your phone to the exam AND other penalties can include mark reduction and getting zero marks for the module. iWatches are also not permitted at exams.
    5. WASH! If you even have your shopping list written on your hand scrub it off. If you have any writing on your body, no matter how unrelated to the exam, you’ll fail the exam and have to repeat.
    6. Follow the directions of the Exam Invigilators at all times.
    7. If you need advice on deferring your exams please contact the SU Education Officer, Eibhlín Seoighthe, or your College Office.
    8. You can’t bring in pencil cases, glasses cases or calculator covers to the exam.
    9. You can’t leave the Exam Venue for the first hour or the last 30 mins of the exam
    10. Relax – you got this!

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses

€2 Per Journey. Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Mon 10th-Thurs 20th Dec

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

 

Child Protection Training Courses TOMORROW nearly full:

  • 9am-1pm – 1 space left
  • 2pm-6pm – 5 spaces left

Sign up in the SU Office now or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card €15.

 

Extended Library Opening Hours for Exams

  • Saturday 8th December:               08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 9th December:                    10:00 – 21:00
  • Saturday 15th December:              08:30 – 21:00
  • Sunday 16th December:                 10:00 – 21:00

 

Cheap Connacht Rugby Tickets

Use the discount code NUIG-Per-1819 to get reduced rate NUIG Student tickets online for Connacht Rugby vs Perpignan 3pm Saturday 8th of December.

 

Extra Study Space: Available 8am-10pm until Fri 21st Dec 2018

  • AM150 Mairtin O Tnuthail Theatre Arts Millennium Building (147 spaces)
  • IT125 Theatre First Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT125G Theatre Ground Floor, IT Building (122 spaces)
  • IT207 Seminar Room, IT Building (33 spaces)
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse (125 spaces)
  • TB303 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (30 spaces)
  • TB304 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB305 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (19 spaces)
  • TB307 Seminar Room Arts/Science Tower 2 (22 spaces)

The Library has a number of bookable group study rooms as well as a mini-studio that can be booked here: https://nuigalway.libcal.com/

 

Reduced Hours for SU Engineering Desk

Please note that the SU Engineering Desk will be closed Friday 7th,  Monday 10th and Thursday 13th of December. For any queries please call to the SU Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Exam Results

The Examinations Office releases official examination results only and is not involved in the release of any provisional results. Provisional results may be released locally by Schools/Colleges via Blackboard Grade Centre. Students are advised to check Blackboard for information about provisional result release dates in the first instance or contact your College/School Office

 

Anti-Racism Workshop

We are hosting an Anti-Racism Workshop on Wednesday 16th of January with Galway One World Centre. Spaces are just €5 and you can sign up in the SU Office now.

 

Disclosure Training

We have limited spaces left in our Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre for the new date of Tuesday 12th of February 2019. Sign up now in the SU Office for just €10.

 

NUI Galway Family Christmas Party 12pm-3pm Sun 16th Dec

The NUI Galway Family Christmas Party is back this year for staff and students with children. This fun on-campus event is strictly ticketed only. Look out for an email from the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity at 12pm TODAY Thursday 6 December with a link to book your free ticket. Don’t miss it!

 

HRB Summer Scholarship Opportunities

The prestigious Health Research Board (HRB) Summer Student Scholarships will support undergraduate students in health or social care-related disciplines to complete short research projects during summer 2019. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage an interest in research and to give the student an opportunity to become familiar with some research techniques. In line with the HRB strategy, the project must fall within one of the following research areas:  patient-oriented and clinical research, health services research or population health research. Applications that focus solely or predominantly on basic biomedical research are not eligible. The HRB will make an award to a host institution nominated in the application. Summer Scholars will be paid €300 per week for a maximum of eight weeks by the host institutions. Applications open on the 10/12/2018 and close on 14/2/2019. Additional information can be found at here. or contact tconway@nuigalway.ie

 

Collection for the Homeless

There will be a collection of items for the homeless on Wednesday 12th of December in Áras Moyola. Shoe boxes or Christmas bags with hats, scarves, toiletries, socks, non-perishable food etc., required. For more information or to get involved contact m.montague2@nuigalway.ie

 

How to Have a Very Sustainable Christmas

Get your sustainable Christmas Tips here.

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Applications are Open

These Scholarships are for students starting their PhD in September 2019. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. Applications Close 15th February.

 

Paid Work: Students Required for Metaphor Annotation

If you are seeking a bit of extra cash and would like to play around with some metaphors feel free to apply for this job. I am currently hiring participants as part of my  PhD at the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP) of the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway. My topic focuses on metaphor analysis in Twitter. I am looking for native-speakers of English, studying English at NUI Galway, to help as human annotators in metaphor detection in Twitter.
The experiment will be asking the annotator a yes/no question by giving them a tweet and asking them if the highlighted expression is a metaphor or not. Payment is based on the number of annotated tweets. To apply email omnia.zayed@insight-centre.org with a brief description of your professional experience. More information.

 

Take a Mindful Break from Studying

  1. Listen to our mindful moments on soundcloud to help handle stress or visit our YouTube channel
  2. Free Mindfulness for Beginners Class Tuesday 11th December: 8:10am – 8:50am in AC201 on the concourse. The last mindfulness for beginners class of the year!
  3. Free Mindfulness Shared Practice Wednesday 12th & 19th December 1:10-1:50pm in AC202 on the concourse. All are welcome to this mindfulness shared practice which is suitable for people with no previous knowledge of mindfulness as well as those who have been practising for many years.

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions or suggestions you may have. You can also like or follow us on Facebook Instagram Snapchat (@nuigsu) and Twitter.

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

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

Students’ Union Invite Applications to Annual Charity Fund

News & Events

Students’ Union Invite Applications to Annual Charity Fund

NUI Galway Students’ Union has opened the application process for Charities wishing to be considered as beneficiaries for its annual fundraising campaign for 2018/19. Last year students took part in Croagh Patrick climbs, cake sales, table quizzes, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €20,500 for charity in the process!

All of the money raised from these events was donated to the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2017/18 – Domestic Violence Response and AMACH!

Application forms for the 2018/19 fund are available from the Students’ Union website here: NUIG SU Charity Application Form 2018 and the closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 5th of September 2018.

Please note that any canvassing will automatically disqualify your charity from this process.

Megan Reilly, Students’ Union President said:

“Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities. This year we hope to raise even more money for good causes.”

For more information contact:

Megan Reilly, President, NUI Galway Students’ Union. Ph. 086 385 5502

Attached Photo: Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh (NUIG SU), Andrew Forde (NUIG SU), Clare Austick (NUIG SU), Megan Reilly (NUIG SU), Elizabeth Power (Domestic Violence Response), Joanna Brophy (NUIG SU).

NUIG Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2016

News & Events

NUI Galway Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2016

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 17th December 2016 to Sunday 8th of January 2017 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 9th of January 2017. Academic Dates for the rest of 2016/17 are available here. 

The Students’ Union Office will close at 2pm on Thursday 22nd of December and reopen at 10am Monday 9th of January 2017.

The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Friday 16th of December and reopen at 11am on Monday 9th of January 2017.

The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 5pm on Friday 16th of December and reopen at 9am on Friday 13th of January 2017.

The Students’ Union Shop will close on Wednesday 21st of December and reopen at 8am on Wednesday 4th of January 2017.

Sult will close on Wednesday 21st of December and reopen on Wednesday 4th of January 2017.

Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Friday 16th of December and will reopen at 9am on Monday 9th of January 2017.

Smokey’s Café will close on Wednesday 21st of December and will reopen at 8.30am on Wednesday 4th of January.

The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Mon 19th Dec-Fri 23rd Dec. Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December. Open 9am-3pm Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th December. Closed 31st Dec & 1st Jan. Open 9am-3pm Monday 2nd Jan-Sun 8th Jan 2017.

The James Hardiman Library will have reduced hours Friday 16th December to Thursday 22nd of December 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri. Closed Sat/Sun. The Library will be closed Friday 23rd of December to Monday 2nd of January inclusive.

The Reading Room will only be closed on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th of December.

Some of the Computer Suites will be closed over the holidays for more details check HERE.

The Student Health Unit will close on Tuesday 20th of December and will reopen on Thursday 5th of January 2017.

Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tuesday 10th of January 2017.

Flirt FM will be off air from Saturday 10th December to Sunday 8th of January inclusive.

The Socs Box will close on Thursday 22nd of December and will reopen on Thursday 5th of January 2017.

The Academic Writing Centre will close on Friday 2nd of December and will reopen in January 2017.

SUMS will be closed from Monday 12th of December and will reopen on Monday 23rd of January 2017.

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

See you all in 2017! 

SU Weekly Email 17 7th January 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome Back! We hope you had a good Christmas break and are all ready for 2016.

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

Want to do something amazing this month? 
Give Blood in Galway at the following clinics:

$1·         The Clybaun Hotel17:00-20:30 Thursday 7th January

$1·         Menlo Park Hotel17:00-20:30 Tuesday 12th January, Wednesday 13th January & Thursday 14th January

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

Clubs Day

If you missed out on joining a sports club in 2015 you have a second chance to get involved at Clubs Day 10am-5pm Thursday 14th January in the Sports Centre.

Socs Day & Volunteering Fair

If you want to get involved in any of the societies on campus or want to start volunteering make sure you go to the Societies day and Volunteering Fair 10am-5pm Wednesday 13th January in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Advisory Session for applicants to the IRC Postgraduate Scholarship Schemes

5pm Wednesday, 13th January in Lecture Theatre (243), Áras Moyola (Nursing Building). Dr Lucy Byrnes (Dean of Graduate Studies), together with the Research Office, will host an advisory session on preparing a successful application. This is a good opportunity for applicants to seek guidance on their application and to have any questions answered.  Supervisors are also encouraged to attend.

CampusCreate

CampusCreate, a space and practice, aims to encourage creative thinking across the NUI Galway campus in a fun and playful way. It’s a place for you to flex your creative muscles, and undertake weekly inspiring challenges, and to share these across the campus community. During the 12 weeks of semester two, ‘Creative Challenges’ will be posted via TwitterFacebook, and websiteEach week has a different theme and ‘Daily Prompts’ will support the challenge. Interpret the ‘Creative Challenge’ in whatever way you like with creations of video, drawing, writing, audio, photography, mash-ups, remixes, etc. More details on our website campuscreate.eu where you can register for news & updates. 

Semester 2: Ball Season!

  • Wednesday 27th January Commerce Ball
  • Wednesday 3rd February Engineering Ball
  • Tuesday 9th February Law Ball
  • Wednesday 10th February Arts Ball 
  • Thursday 3rd March Postgrad Ball

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) – Just 3 Spaces Left
• 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 

Free Anxiety Management Workshops

Learn to manage stress and workload during the college term. This free 4 week group workshop aims to explore tools and techniques to help deal with stress and anxiety during your college year. Facilitated by Aisling Reidy Student Counsellor it starts Wednesday 20th January 2pm-3.30pm in AMBE (Psychology Wing) GO66 Training Room 2. This course is free but please book early as it’s limited to 20 people.

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

Free Assertiveness Workshops

This free 4 week group workshop aims to explore tools and techniques to help increase assertiveness in your social and college life. Facilitated by Aisling Reidy Student Counsellor it starts Wednesday 27th January 4pm-5.30pm in AMBE (Psychology Wing) GO66 Training Room 2. This course is free but please book early as it’s limited to 20 people.

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

 

Contact Us

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

 

SHAG Week 2015

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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2015

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2015

Monday 2nd of November/Dé Luain, an 2 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous) & Consent Questionnaire

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk (3pm-4pm)

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. SOLD OUT.

Tuesday 3rd of November/Dé Máirt, an 3 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokeys with Student Quiz Interview “Did you know?” Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous), Condom Challenge & Consent Questionnaire

12.30pm-2.30pm Consent Workshop (Females) Book your space now

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

6pm-8pm Free Screening of Movie “The Hunting Ground” in the Lower Aula and Panel Discussion on Sexual Consent, Harassment & Supports in NUI Galway

Wednesday 4th of November/ Dé Céadaoin, an 4 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous), Condom Challenge & Consent Questionnaire

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

Evening Residence Run – Gort na Coiribe & Cuirt na Coiribe

Thursday 5th of November/Déardaoin, an 5 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Condom Challenge and Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous)

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

5pm-7pm Consent Workshop (Male) Book Your Space Now

Evening Residence Run – Corrib Village

Friday 6th of November/Déardaoin, an 6 Samhain

1pm-3pm Consent Workshop (Female) Book Your Space Now

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

#NUIGsafecampus #SmartConsent 

 

October Bank Holiday Monday Arrangements

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Bank Holiday Monday Arrangements

The SU Office, the Library, the SU Cloakroom, the College Bar, Café na Gaeilge, The Hub and the SU Engineering Desk will all be closed on Monday 26th October for the Bank Holiday

The SU Shop will be open on Saturday 10am-5pm. It will be closed on Sunday & Monday and re-open on Tuesday as normal.

Smokey’s & The Wall Café will be open 9am-5.30pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

Don’t forget the clocks go back an hour on Sunday 25th October! 

SU Weekly Email 5 1st October 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

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.

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

All Day Mindful Way Conference

8.30pm-1am       Sober Soc present the Funky Seomra in The Cube. Tickets €5.

Saturday

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 OctoberTickets 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.

Anti-Social Behaviour

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

SU Charities

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 studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 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 editor@sin.ie or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Thurs 8th Oct

6pm – 9pm

IT250

IT Building (1st Floor)

Class Rep Training 1

Mon 12th Oct

6pm-8pm

Kirwan Theatre

Concourse

SU Council

Tues 13th Oct

6pm – 7pm

MY231 Seminar Room 2

Áras Moyola

Health Sciences Council

Thurs 15th Oct

6pm-7pm

AC204

Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council

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 su.education@nuigalway.ie. 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/

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 1 3rd September 2015

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: Phelim su.president@nuigalway.ie

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

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

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

Equality: Catherine su.equality@nuigalway.ie

Mature Students: Robert su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduates: Cian su.postgrad@nuigalway.ie

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

Societies: Patrick su.socs@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Eoin su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

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

Convenor Science: Tara su.science@nuigalway.ie

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

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

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

NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ 2015

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

Monday 7th September

9am Teaching begins

You Really Should See A Doctor – RTE Medical TV Show filming on Campus

Tuesday 8th September

10am-5pm Clubs Day in the Sports Centre

10am-2pm Bike freebies and advice in An Bialann

Wednesday 9th September

10am-5pm Societies Day in Áras na Mac Léinn

Monday 14th September

8pm Al Porter SU Comedy Gig in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 on sale in the SU and SU Engineering Desk NOW!

Tuesday 15th September

1pm-5pm Volunteering Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn

Wednesday 16th September

11am-4pm SU Freshers’ Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn

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 2015 – 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 2015/16 academic term include:

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

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Competition Time – Win Two Tickets for Al Porter

If you would like to win two tickets to our Al Porter comedy gig on Monday 14th September at 8pm just email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie and tell us the name of the Students’ Union President for 2015/16. Competition closes 1pm Monday 14th 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 2016.

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 Jimmy: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

SU Free Cloakroom reopens Monday 7th September

The SU Cloakroom is situated 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 Rebecca 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.

Lockers

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.

Is Your Bicycle Safe?

The Security Office, Students’ Union, An Garda Síochána and Transport Ireland are teaming up to promote bike security on campus. Pop along to the Bialann on Tuesday 8 September between 10-2pm for some top tips and goodies. Did you know the most secure place to lock your bike is the new Bicycle Park located beside the Arts/Science Building? Entrances are controlled by Student/Staff ID cards and there are CCTV cameras in place. With room for 300 bicycles, it’s where the smart cyclists park! Together we can cut out bike theft on campus.

Synapse Wednesday 23rd September

Synapse //a Tech Carnival, is a student organised, free one day interactive technology showcase by top companies in the Bailey Allen hall on Wednesday the 23rd of September. We have talks, discussion panels, give-a-ways, prizes and stalls from Microsoft, Google, Ericsson and many more, for full line up and free tickets go to synapsegalway.com and tweet #synapse15.

You Really Should See a Doctor – For Free!

New RTE medical series, You Should Really See a Doctor will be at NUIG on Monday 7th September. If you would like the chance to be seen by Dr Pixie McKenna or Dr Phil Kieran, you can apply here.

50km Charity Cycle for Diabetes Saturday 26th September

The Diabetes Centre at Galway University Hospital are holding a 50km cycle to raise funds for local charity Diabetes Care West on Saturday 26th of September. Money raised will go to support activities for young people (18-30 years) with diabetes. Registration is €30 and you can register here.

PIETA 100 Charity Cycle

The Pieta House 100 Charity Cycle is taking place on Sunday 27th September in 3 locations around Ireland – Limerick, Cork and Galway.

Each venue will host 2 Routes, a 50k  for all our leisure Cyclists and a 100k  for the more experienced. If you are interested in taking part and supporting the work of Pieta House pleaseregister today  at www.pieta100cycle.com or call 061 484448.

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.

NUI Galway SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling 2015/16

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NUI Galway SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling 

You can now enrol for the following reduced price courses in the Students’ Union Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We can also take credit card bookings on 091 524810. 

Please note that you must pay the course fee/deposit where applicable when you sign up. Please note that courses will only run if sufficient numbers are registered for same. 

These courses are open to registered NUI Galway students only. 

 

Connacht Rugby NUI Galway Student Tickets 2015/16

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Connacht Rugby Tickets 

We are delighted to announce that we are teaming up with Connacht Rugby again for 2015/16 to offer you reduced price tickets for all their home games during the season. Tickets will be on sale from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday – Friday 10am-5pm and our desk in the Engineering Building Monday-Friday 11am-3pm.

Please note that you must have NUI Galway student ID to purchase these tickets and gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road.

Home Game Schedule 2015/16: 

  • Connacht vs Glasgow WE WON’T BE SELLING TICKETS FOR THE SEMI-FINAL – SORRY! #cmonConnacht 

https://www.connachtrugby.ie/