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Mental Health Week Events 2014

Monday 17th November
12pm-3pm #NUIGColourForChange with Zenith Hairdressing 12pm-3pm in Smokey’s
Dye a strand of your hair to support the campaign!

8pm NUI Galway SU Comedy Presents Panti: High Heels in Low Places, O’Flaherty Theatre 8pm. Tickets €5

Tuesday 18th November
12.30pm Console QPR Training Launch in the View
6pm Refresher Sesh party for 1st years in the College Bar with the Student Connect Mentors and the SU Welfare Crew

Wednesday 19th November
11am-3pm #NUIGChatsForChange packs at Smokey’s
11am-1pm Skills For Work’s Marshmallow Eating Competition at Smokeys #NUIGChallengeForChange

12pm-3pm Puppy Therapy room with MADRA in the Welness Centre, The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn

6pm Skills For Work’s Please Talk Charity Leg Wax in the College Bar #NUIGChallengeForChange

7.30pm YFG Panel Discussion: “Mental Health Removing the Stigma – A discussion on the promotion of positive mental health. Understanding mental health issues and highlighting the services available” in AC204

Thursday 20th November
9am-5pm Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) with HeadsUp – COURSE FULL

10:30am Christmas Morning Charity Swim with BizSoc in Salthill #NUIGChallengeForChange

12pm onwards Christmas Day Charity Fundraiser in the College Bar with BizSoc in aid of Console & BeLonG To

Friday 21st November

9am-5pm Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) with HeadsUp  – COURSE FULL

For more information on these events please contact the SU Welfare Officer Aoife on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Weekly Email 10 – 13th November 2014

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Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exam Timetables

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

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

 

Sin Issue 5

Read it online here.

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

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

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

Register Here.

Mental Health – Colour for Change this Monday

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

Capture Your Campus Calendar On Sale Now

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

Arts in Action Free Gig

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

Mature Students Officer

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

 

Student Slingshot

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

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

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

Travel to Zambia this Summer

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

Ability West Awareness Campaign at NUIG until 21st November!

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

Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement

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

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

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

SU Life Skills Programme Update

Upcoming courses we now have spaces in this semester are:

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

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

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

Mature Students Officer Clinic

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

 

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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.

The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz in aid of Console and BeLonG To

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NUI Galway Students’ Union presents: The Big Fat Charity Table Quiz In aid of Console and BeLonG To

7.30pm Tuesday 11thNovember in the College Bar

First Prize: €200 CASH MONEY!

Table of Four €20 – Sign up in the SU Office NOW!  Limited spaces.

15 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!

 

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

 

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

 

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents Panti Bliss: High Heels in Low Places

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

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

Tickets €5 from the Students’ Union Office and the SU Engineering Desk go on sale Tuesday 28th October. 

This warm and wicked evening of scandalously fun tales charts brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly as Panti steadies herself (with gin) after the international whirlwind that has been dubbed ‘Pantigate’.

High Heels in Low Places played to chock-a-block houses and rave reviews earlier this year in Dublin’s Vicar Street, Cork’s Opera House and the Galway International Arts Festival. Critics called it “Hilarious” (Hotpress) and “a wickedly funny evening” (Irish Independent) with “impeccable one-liners” (The Herald).

So round up your lover, your mother, your neighbour and your classmates as the ‘High Queen of Ireland’ invites you in to her ultra-padded, hyper-real, stiletto-shaped world, embracing you in her over-inflated bosom and promising that you can ask her anything! 

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SU Weekly Email 6 – 16th October 2014

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Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

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

Lords of Strut Gig: POSTPONED

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

Life Skills 2014 – now enrolling

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

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

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

More info on all the courses is available here.  

 

Sin Issue 3

Read it here.

Connacht Rugby Tickets €15

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

SU Enterprise Awards 2015 – Now Open!

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

Are You Registered to Vote?

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

Garda Liaison Officer Clinic

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

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Buy Tickets Here

Contact Us

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

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

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

NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards: €23,000 Prize Fund!

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards: €23,000 Prize Fund!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards, a competition to encourage enterprise and innovation among students, has been launched at NUI Galway. Now in its fifth year, the initiative invites students across campus to put forward proposals for a project or business, with a prize of €10,000 investment capital for the overall winner and two runners up prizes of €5,000 each.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards aim to unlock the potential of NUI Galway students by providing financial support and expertise for students who wish to start a project in the areas of business and/or social entrepreneurship. The six projects progressing to the second round will receive €500 each to develop their proposal further. They will also participate in a series of workshops in areas such as marketing, IT, legal and financial issues.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Awards are generously supported by NUI Galway and NUI Galway Students’ Union.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 28th November 2014 More information is available HERE. 

Declan Higgins, President of NUI Galway Students’ Union, said:

The Enterprise Awards are a showcase for the best and brightest student minds on campus and reflect the dynamic, innovative and creative graduates we all wish to see emerging from NUI Galway, now and in the years ahead.

Last year’s winner Brian Slattery of Student Talks said:

“The Student Enterprise Awards is a fantastic experience and I believe a must to enter if you want the chance of gaining expert advice and hopefully some considerable financial backing to kick-start your enterprise. I encourage anyone and everyone who has a business idea to take part, even just the process of applying is a good way to formalise your vision and refine your business model.”

Pictured at the 2014 Enterprise Awards ceremony are left to right:

Dr James Browne (NUI Galway President), Brian Slattery (2014 NUI Galway Students’ Union Enterprise Award winner) Gill Carroll (37 West Judging Panel),

Joanne Sweeney-Burke (Guest Speaker) and Sean Kearns (2013/14 NUI Galway Students’ Union President)

Photo: Aengus McMahon

SU Weekly Email 4 – 2nd October 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

USI Rally for Education Wednesday 8th October #EducationIs

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

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

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

Financial Aid Fund Closes Saturday 4th October

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

All queries to financialaid@nuigalway.ie

SU Comedy Gig: Lords of Strut

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

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

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

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

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

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

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

Please Sign Mental Health Reform’s Petition

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

Mature Students Officer

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

Sin Issue 2

Life Skills 2014 – now enrolling

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

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

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

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Build your CV and Volunteer

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

Graduate Jobs Fair Tuesday 7th October

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

ComputerDISC is now open for this semester

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

 

The Academic Writing Centre is now open

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

Need help with Maths?

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

Irish Road Safety Week 6th-12th October

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

Pushers needed for the Macnas Halloween Parade Sunday 26th October

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

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

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

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

Online Security

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

Mental Health Week Monday, 6th October

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

Strong Body, Strong Mind

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

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

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

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

Student Health 101

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

Contact Us

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

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

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

NUI Galway Students’ Union support Console and BeLonG To in 2014/15

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NUI Galway Students’ Union support Console and BeLonG To in 2014/15

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be supporting its nominated charities Console and BeLongTo this year. Every year the Students’ Union selects charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. Thousands of euro are raised by NUI Galway students through different activities ranging from sports competitions, collections and even a sponsored skydive.

Students’ Union President Declan Higgins said: “We are delighted to be supporting two very worthy charities this year. Students in NUI Galway have a very proud tradition of fundraising for charity. We hope to improve on last year’s total of €11,000 raised during the year”

Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services.

Margaret Tierney, Project Development Manager of Console said:

“We are indebted to NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing Console as one of their charity partners, thereby raising awareness of the work of the Console Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Charity. We are always there to help when you are going through a difficult time and our free helpline 1800 247 247 operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.”

BeLonG To support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland.

David Carroll, Executive Director of BeLonG To said: “We’re delighted to be one of this year’s chosen charities by NUI Galway’s Students Union. The support of allies like the students of NUIG is vital to our work to eliminate homophobic & transphobic bullying and support those lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people and their families and to build a fairer more equal Ireland”

Students interested in volunteering to fundraise for these charities during the year should contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

Planned fundraising events for the year so far. 

SU Weekly Email 3 – 25th September 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Citizenship Day Wednesday 1st October

Our first Citizenship Day, on Wednesday the 1st of October 11am-4pm in Áras na Mac Léin, will showcase and promote the various groups we have on campus that play an active role in society, embrace the values of active citizenship and contribute to the well-being of Irish Society. Our aim is also to promote the idea of being an active citizen to students in NUI Galway and promote involvement in different types of voluntary and community activities as well as participation in the democratic process. For more information please contact Rebecca Melvin at su.equality@nuigalway.ie

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

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

 

Cardiac First Responder Course Thurs 2nd Oct

Our Cardiac First Responder Course takes place 1pm-5.30pm on Thursday 2nd October. To register please call to the SU Office ASAP with the €40 course fee (usual cost €70)

Financial Aid Fund Now Open

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

All queries to financialaid@nuigalway.ie

FREE Postgrad Social events this Friday 26th September
5pm walking tour of Galway given by historian Tonaí Ó Roduib for NUIG postgrads (although if you have friends or partners who want to come, they’re welcome as well). Meet at the Spanish Arch. 
8pm Postgrad-Aoke in the College Bar with karaoke, giant games and a few surprises!

SU Comedy Gig: Lords of Strut

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

SU Volunteer Meeting

We will be hosting an info session for anybody that is interested in volunteering with the Students’ Union on Monday the 29th September at 8pm in Meeting Room 1 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Come along and find out more about how you can get involved with the Students’ Union this year! For more information contact su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have €10 NUI Galway student tickets on sale for the next Connacht Rugby home game against Cardiff Blues on Friday 3rd of October at 7.35pm.

Synapse Friday 26th September

Synapse //a Tech Carnival, is a student organised, one day interactive technology showcase by top companies in the Bailey Allen hall tomorrow, Friday the 26th of September. We have talks, discussion panels, give-a-ways, prizes and stalls from Microsoft, LinkedIn and many more, for full line up and free tickets go to synapsegalway.com

Little Cinema Galway Festival this Weekend

If you like short films and being entertained make sure you head to the Little Cinema Festival this weekend.

Memorial for Conor Cribbin RIP

There will be a memorial mass and dedication ceremony for science student Conor Cribbin (RIP) in the Memorial Garden at 11.30am on Sunday 28th September.  Conor’s family will attend.

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Phelim Kelly at su.education@nuigalway.ie. Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available in the SU Council section of our website here.

Class Rep Meetings Timetable.

Books – Buy & Sell

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

 

Life Skills 2014 – now enrolling

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

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

  • Anti-Racism Training Course 10 Spaces Left
  • Basic Sign Language Classes – COURSE FULL
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Cardiac First Responder – 5 Spaces Left
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – COURSE FULL
  • Self Defence Course – 3 Spaces Left
  • Irish – Starts this week
  • Yoga – BEGINNERS COURSE FULL

More info on all the courses is available here.  

 

Student Leap Cards & ISIC Cards

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

Lockers – 586 Lockers still available!

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

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

 

Galway Hospice “Books for Hospice” Fundraiser on Saturday, 4 October

To facilitate staff and students on campus, books will be collected on campus as follows:

During the week of Monday, 29 September to Friday, 3 October, boxes of books may be left in Room 103, Riverside Terrapin, Distillery Road (8.30-9.30 am and 5.30-6.30 pm). If you have three or four books that would be great too, drop off at my office or send in the internal post. The Hospice slogan is “Every moment matters”, with this project every book donated matters.

Are you a young woman living with ADHD?
Doctoral researcher Andrea Lynch in the School of Education is currently running a study examining the experiences of young women living with a formal diagnosis of ADHD. If you are between the ages of 18-20, you are welcome to participate by completing one personal interview and one online questionnaire. For more information about this study, please contact Andrea at a.lynch19@nuigalway.ie, or visit the study’s Facebook page.

Contact Us

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

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

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

Citizenship Day Wednesday 1st October 2014

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Citizenship Day Wednesday 1st October

My name is Rebecca Melvin and I am the Equality Officer with the Students’ Union in NUI Galway.
Part of my brief is promoting the ideals of equal opportunities and participation within the Union, the University and in our community and providing information on student and minority rights within the University and within society.

This year we are organising a Citizenship Day, on Wednesday the 1st of October 2014 11am-4pm in NUI Galway, to showcase and promote the various groups we have on campus that play an active role in society, embrace the values of active citizenship and contribute to the well-being of Irish Society. Our aim is also to promote the idea of being an active citizen to students in NUI Galway and promote involvement in different types of voluntary and community activities as well as participation in the democratic process.

We will be hosting various groups in the foyer in Áras na Mac Léinn in NUI Galway on the day. If you would like to book a table please contact Rebecca Melvin at su.equality@nuigalway.ie or 087 6201678
It will be a great opportunity for any group, club or society to showcase the work that they do.

Our aim for the day is to:

  • Promote how students are aware and care about the welfare of fellow citizens through active involvement in voluntary and community activities.
  • Promote how students respect ethnic and cultural diversity.
  • Promote how students play a part in making decisions on issues that affect them through the democratic process
  • Welcome new citizens to Ireland.

Tea and coffee will be provided on the day and we hope that you will be able to join us!