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SU Weekly Email 21 4th February 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

NUIG SU Galway West-South Mayo General Election Hustings 6pm TONIGHT

We are hosting a General Election Hustings from 6pm tonight Thursday 4th of February in AM250 the O’Heocha Theatre in the Arts Millennium Building. This is your chance to meet and question the Galway West-South Mayo Candidates about why they are running for election and why they think you should vote for them. There are 10 candidates confirmed to attend tonight and we will be live tweeting the hustings @NUIGSU #MakeASmartVote More Information.

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day This Saturday

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 3pm -5pm.

NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week 8-12 February

Monday 8th February

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5. NEW SHOW! 

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 9th February

11am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

12pm-3pm Sexual Health Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Wednesday 10th February

1pm-2pm  ‘Pornography; the good, the bad and the ugly’ An interactive workshop, designed to enable participants to think critically about the messages portrayed in pornography in The View, Áras Na Mac Léinn. Lunch will be provided.

5pm-7pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension. 

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed. NUI Galway student ID required. 

Thursday 11th February

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Males) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

6pm-7pm ‘Asking For It’ – Book Club Session. Readings and discussion on the award winning novel ‘Asking For It’ by Louise O’Neill, exploring the complex issue of sexual consent. Attendees are not required to have read the book. Meeting Room 1 Áras na Mac Léinn. Food and refreshments will be provided.

8pm Lit & Deb discussion “Should Sexual Consent be incorporated into the University Curriculum?” Kirwan Theatre 

Friday 12th February

11am-3pm USI SHAG Week stand at Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!

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 & 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.

All Week: FlirtFM Podcast Series of interviews with NUI Galway students, staff and community agencies discussing sexual consent and supports available to students who may have experienced sexual assault. 

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie and www.nuigalway.ie/safecampus 

By-Election of Convenor of College of Engineering & Informatics – Nominations Close 5pm TOMORROW

We are holding a by-election to fill the recently vacated post of Convenor of the College of Engineering and Informatics. The term of office for this position will be from 15th February to 30th of June 2016.

Nominations are now open and nomination forms are available from our website here and the SU Office.

Nominations close at 5pm TOMORROW Friday 5th of February. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office by this deadline. Late nominations will not be accepted. 

Election Day polling: 11am-3pm Monday 15th February in the foyer of the Engineering Building. Only students of the College of Engineering & Informatics can vote in this election. You must bring College ID to vote. 

If you are interested in running for election and would like more information please contact Phelim on su.president@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Tickets

€10 NUIG Student Tickets now on sale in the SU & SU Engineering desk for Connacht vs Ospreys 7.35pm Saturday 27th February Main Stand.

Focus Group Participants Required – FREE LUNCH!

Galway is applying to be the 2019 European Youth Capital and we need your help! We want the chance to show Europe how amazing Galway is for young people and in the process make Galway even more amazing for young people. We will be holding one hour focus groups, with free lunch thrown in,  to get your thoughts and opinions on all things Galway. If you wish to take part please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with your name, phone number and the group that suits you best to attend:

  • 1pm-2pm Thursday 11th February
  • 12pm-1pm Friday 12th February
  • 1pm-2pm Wednesday 17th February
  • 2pm-3pm Thursday 18th February

SU Council Chair Election #NUIGSU16

Nominations will open at 10am on Monday 15th February 2016 for the position of SU Council Chair for 2016/17.

Nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 22nd February 2016 at which point completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year on Monday 29th of February 2016. 

Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election. More Information.

Give Blood at NUIG

12pm-3.30pm Tuesday 16th February, Wednesday 17th February and Thursday 18th February in the Bailey Allen Hall. www.giveblood.ie

Will You Shave or Dye this February?

NUI Galway Shave or Dye will take place on Tuesday 16th of February and we need volunteers to donate their heads to be shaved or dyed on the day. We also need volunteers to help out with the promotion and running of the event. All funds raised on the day will go to the Irish Cancer Society.

If you want to get involved please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Are you ready to #MakeASmartVote 

Register to vote for the general elections now! The closing date for the supplemental register is Tuesday February 9th. Galway City Council will have a Garda present in their office to get you on the register in time for the general elections. 

If you have any questions in relation to voter registration please contact Phelim the SU President on su.president@nuigalway.ie 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 35 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 5th of March in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Life Skills Courses – some spaces left

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 5th, Friday 12th and Friday 19th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 18th February
  • 2 Day ASIST Course €1011th & 12th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training now! 

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 23rd of February. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and The Irish Cancer Society. You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. 

Support the Geec

The Galway energy-efficient car (better known as the Geec) is an eco-car designed and built by engineering students from NUI Galway. You can follow their progress on their new website here: https://thegeec.ie/

NUI Galway Cancer Research & Awareness Evening

There will be a free Cancer Research and Awareness evening 7pm-9pm Thursday 11th February in Áras Moyola. All are welcome. For more information contact nuigalwaycanceraware@gmail.com

NUIG Management Masters Programme Info Evening 6pm Thurs 10th March CA118

Hear from graduates of the MSc International Management, MSc Strategy, Innovation & People Management, MSc Human Resource Management. Hear from Programmed Directors and learn about professional accreditation with CIPD. FREE FOOD! Email Gerry.campbell@nuigalway.ie to register

UnGoogle-able Quiz

The UnGoogle-able Quiz is being held on the Tuesday the 9th of February in the back of the College Bar at 19:30. Teams of four €5 a head, please arrive early to secure a table for your team.

Strength in numbers: Teaming up to improve the health of young adults with type 1 diabetes Thurs 23rd June 10am-4pm NUIG

This innovative meeting will involve key stakeholders from Ireland and around the world involved in young adult diabetes care. The event will be free to attend and will be of interest to people using, delivering and planning young adult diabetes services. Registration will open in March 2016. #T1DSINs2016

FREE Student Mindfulness Classes with Tibetan Monk, Gelong Thubten
Tuesday, 23rd February in the Aula Maxima (Lower) See times of classes below:

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

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

Pre-Registeration Required Here.

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

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 17th February 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

Roinn do chuid tuairimí linn.

an 3ú Scéim Teanga de chuid na hOllscoile (2016-2019) á hullmhú faoi Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla, 2003.  Is é bunchuspóir an Achta a chinntiú go mbeidh fáil níos mó ar sheirbhísí poiblí d’ardchaighdeán, trí mheán na Gaeilge. 

An bhfuil moltaí agat faoi sheirbhísí Gaeilge in OÉ, Gaillimh?

Má tá, seol do chuid moltaí ar ríomhphost chuig: lisa.nifhlatharta@oegaillimh.ie roimh 12 Feabhra, 2016

Tuilleadh eolais:                www.nuigalway.ie/sceim_na_hollscoile/index_irish.html

                                                www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020

                                                www.coimisineir.ie

Share your thoughts with us!

The University’s Third Language Scheme (2016-2019) will be prepared in accordance with the Official Languages Act, 2003, the primary objective of which is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through the medium of Irish.Do you have suggestions regarding the provision of Irish language services in NUI Galway?

If so, send them via email to: lisa.nifhlatharta@oegaillimh.ie before Friday, 12 February, 2016

More information:          www.nuigalway.ie/sceim_na_hollscoile/index_irish.html

                                                www.nuigalway.ie/vision2020

                                                www.coimisineir.ie

Sin Newspaper Issue 8

Read it Online Here.

Insight 2016 applications now open.

Learn about and tackle poverty, inequality and climate change in Ireland & Tanzania. Closing date for applications 12th February. https://www.developmentperspectives.ie/insight/

Suas Conference – free to attend! Global Citizenship in Higher Education conference on Tuesday 23rd February.

Suas Educational Development, Campus Engage, Kimmage DSC and Comhlámh are organising this event to bring together students, student societies, academics, civic engagement staff, student unions and NGOs and all those who are interested in promoting Global Citizenship in higher education.

Join us to meet a great range of people working in this area, share your ideas and experience and explore possibilities for your campus or your work.

The conference takes place from 9.30 – 4pm on Tuesday 23rd February in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8 (near Heuston Station). A limited number of travel bursaries are available to allow students travelling from outside of Dublin to join us for the event. To apply for a travel bursary please email deirdre@suas.ie Also bursary’s from ALIVE for travel (alive@nuigalway.ie).

You can register for this event through Eventbrite HERE.

Complete the National Student Survey

The National Student Survey is your chance to make a difference to the future of students at NUI Galway. Make sure you take part and have your say.

The survey is open to:

  • First Year Undergraduates
  • Final Year Undergraduate
  • Taught Postgraduates

Log on to www.studentsurvey.ie to complete the survey.

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 4 24th September 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

NUIG SU Bus to March for Choice this Saturday

There will be a bus leaving the Quad at 10.30am this Saturday to go to the March for Choice in Dublin. The 4th annual March for Choice will mark the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. The march will kick off at 2pm in Dublin at the Garden of Remembrance (assembling from 1.30pm), and participants are asked to bring a wheelie case if possible to make the effort and sound of travel abundantly clear!

After the march the bus will be leaving Merrion Square at 5pm sharp to return to Galway. Places on the bus are free but are on a first come, first served basis and NUI Galway ID is essential.

Reminder: Registration deadline is Wednesday 30th September.

You must be registered and have your semester one modules selected by that time. If your record states that you are “pre-registered” this means that you are NOT registered and you must register ASAP! Queries to reghelp@nuigalway.ie or check www.nuigalway.ie/reg

Make your idea happen with EXPLORE Innovation funding
The Students’ Union/NUI Galway EXPLORE initiative is seeking applications from students and staff wishing to work in partnership on innovative new projects to benefit NUI Galway and/or the wider community. Up to €900 is available per project. This is a great way to turn an idea into reality, develop new skills, boost your CV, expand your network and much more! Closing date: Tues, 20 Oct 2015. Find out more and apply at www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore

David O’Doherty Comedy Gig Monday 12th October

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 soon – keep an eye on our Facebook & Twitter for details!

NUIG 8k €20 Early Bird Registration Closes TOMORROW

The NUI Galway Kingfisher 8k walk/run/crawl in aid of Jigsaw will take place on Saturday 10th October at 10am. Early bird entry fee is just €20 and all funds raised will support mental health services for young people in Galway. Register Now.

Life Skills 2015 – some spaces left

Courses on offer to students during the 2015/16 academic term include:

  • Anti-Racism Training Course – Thursday 5th November
  • Child Protection Training – Saturday 14th November
  • Occupational First Aid – 3 day course: 30th October, 6th & 13th November
  • Cardiac First Responder – Friday 9th October

More info on all the courses is available here.  

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.

Sin Issue 1 Read it Online HERE

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.

Give Blood

  • 5pm-8.30pm TONIGHT Thursday in Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra
  • 12pm-3.30pm Sunday in Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra
  • 5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 29th September, Wednesday 30th September & Thursday 1st October in Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland

Ball in the Bar TONIGHT!

Please support the Ball in the College Bar tonight from 8.30pm in aid of providing humanitarian relief to the refugees in Calais. Admission is €5, there will be a band and a DJ along with prizes for the best dressed. Over 18’s NUIG ID required.

Postgrad Events this Friday

There will be a free walking tour of Galway for NUI Galway Postgrad students this Friday with Cian Moran the SU Postgrad Officer. Meet outside the Galway City Museum at 11am. From 8pm there will be a Postgrad Party in the College Bar with Karaoke and lots of surprises. Contact su.postgrad@nuigalway.ie for more information.

Suas Global Issues Course now Enrolling

The Suas Global Issues course is a seven week evening course designed to give students an opportunity to develop a knowledge of specific development issues. It goes on for two hours, once per week, looking at one issue per lecture and costs €25. However, is not so much of a lecture – it’s more so an interactive session of engaging discussion with students of various disciplines. No prior knowledge is needed at all, so it would suit any student that has even the slightest interest in global issues. 

This is the link to more information and registration: https://www.suas.ie/take-course

The 2016-2017 Irish Fulbright Awards are Open for Applications

The Fulbright Commission of Ireland are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Fulbright Awards.  The Fulbright awards are grants for Irish or EU citizens (resident in Ireland for three or more years) to study, research, or teach in the U.S. The awards include a monetary grant, plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and visa administration. Applications are due by Friday, 30th October 2015 and more information can be found on the Fulbright website: www.fulbright.ie.

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.

Please Talk Art Exhibition Launch Invite

Please Talk will be launching their society with  Art Is A Wound Turned Into Light at 6.30pm on Wednesday 30th September in Áras Na Mac Léinn, NUIG. This Art exhibition involving Galway based artists highlights the therapeutic and communicative value of art in area of mental health. Political commentator Jonny Fallon shall be speaking at the launch and all are welcome.       

Participants Needed to Break a Guinness World Record this Saturday

Run just 100 meters in the 12 hour relay this Saturday 26th September 9am-9pm at the running track in Dangan. Boost your mental and physical health and break the Guinness World Record at this FREE Event.

All levels of fitness welcome!

Interested? Please book your FREE tickets here.

Anxious About Public Speaking or Meeting People?

The Participate programme might help. Participate is a free online programme for shyness and social anxiety.

The programme uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and is similar to programmes that have been run successfully in NUI Galway and elsewhere in the past. 

All students of NUI Galway are being e-mailed with this link to the Participate website (https://participate.nuigalway.ie).  You can visit the site, test your social anxiety, and see how the programme works.  If you want, you can then apply to do the programme. For more information contact Éamonn Ó Dochartaigh eamonn.odochartaigh@nuigalway.ie

Have you booked your place in Galway’s last Startup Weekend of the year?

The weekend is all about learning, trial and error and meeting great people! The event starts Friday week on Friday 2-4 October 2015. Tickets are almost sold out, so we advise you book soon. Technical roles are really filling up. 

You can find all details here https://www.up.co/communities/ireland/galway/startup-weekend/7145

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 deadline is December 31st, 2015! 

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 2 10th September 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Al Porter This Monday 8pm!

We have only 100 tickets left for comedian Al Porter this Monday 14th September at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Don’t miss out – get your €5 ticket from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or the SU Engineering Desk Monday-Friday 11am-3pm.

SU Freshers’ Fair 11am-4pm Wednesday – All the FREE stuff!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair 2015 will take place in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm on Wednesday 16th of September. 
There will be more free stuff than you can shake a stick at including the USI Freshers’ Packs, SU Diaries, Sin Newspapers and Flirt FM Wall planners. We will have loads of companies there with freebies, giveaways and competitions. The Galway market traders will be there to keep your belly full too with crepes, pizza, sausages and sushi. 

Lockers – 531 Left!

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.

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 with the course fee where applicable.

Courses on offer to students during the 2015/16 academic term include:

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

More info on all the courses is available here.  

Volunteering Fair 1pm-5pm Tues 15th Sept

The NUI Galway Volunteering Fair takes place 1pm-5pm on Tuesday 15th September in Áras na Mac Léinn. There will be loads of amazing volunteering opportunities for you to choose from and your time spent volunteering will also go towards earning your Alive Certificate. The Alive Certificate is the President’s Award for Volunteering at NUI Galway and it’s a great addition to your CV. Time spent volunteering with the SU, as a Class Rep or with Clubs or Societies also counts towards your certificate.

Missed Clubs and Socs Days?

Don’t worry! You can still register to join ALL the Sports Clubs and Societies that NUI Galway has to offer by just logging on to Your Space. You can also manage your Alive Volunteering Certificate account here.

Log in to Your Space.

Connacht Tickets €10

We will have NUI Galway student €10 tickets on sale from Monday for the next Connacht Rugby home match against Cardiff Blues at 5pm on Saturday 3rd October.

An Afternoon With Google at NUI Galway

All students studying computer science and allied fields are welcome (from 1st year to post-grad). 1pm-5pm Tuesday 22nd September. Register HERE for your free ticket.

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

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.

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.

Register now for the NUIG 8k for Jigsaw

The NUI Galway Kingfisher 8k walk/run/crawl in aid of Jigsaw will take place on Saturday 10th October. Early bird entry fee is just €20 and all funds raised will support mental health services for young people in Galway.

Register Now.

Chinese Course at NUI Galway

A 20 week evening course, An Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture, will commence in NUI Galway on Wednesday 16th September 2015.  Classes will run one night a week from 7pm to 9pm.  The fee is €120.00 for students. The course is designed for people with no Chinese language basics but who have a strong interest in China or who travel or do business in China. 

For further details please see the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures website here  or contact Suzanne Gilsenan suzanne.gilsenan@nuigalway.ie, tel. 091 494037.

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.

SUAS 8×8 Free Film Festival at NUI Galway

Volunteering and speaking opportunities are now available for the forthcoming  8×8  Festival. If you have a passion for global development & social justice issues, then help us spark the conversation on campus.
Takes place October 5th -9th. Contact: c.lappin1@nuigalway.ie

Suicide Awareness Week – Bring a Friend 5k Walk/Run

At 9am on Saturday 12th September Knocknacarra Parkrun will be holding a special parkrun in conjunction with parkrun HQ. It’s “Bring-A-Friend Day” so we’d love it if you brought a friend or two to join you in the walk/jog/run (you choose). We’d love it even more if you could wear something yellow as it’s Suicide Prevention Week and by wearing yellow we’re going to show our support for Pieta House and the many other organisation that help people in crisis.

Competition Time!! Get PUBLISHED in the Irish Times & win €500.

Are you a young person interested in development and global justice issues? Are you a returned volunteer with something to say? This…may be for YOU! https://www.youth.ie/eyd

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 19 – 29th January 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Volunteers URGENTLY needed for 2 hours for SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 7th February

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 7th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Console and BeLonG To. 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 7th of February.

Financial Aid Fund 2015 Applications Close TOMORROW

Applications for the Financial Aid Fund in semester two will close tomorrow Friday the 30th of January. Please note this is only for students who have not applied or been assessed in the first semester. More Information.

If you have any queries about the Financial Aid Fund please contact financialaid@nuigalway.ie

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Deadlines

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Monday 2nd February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5pm Friday 20th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office (10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm) or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

SHAG Week Hypnotist Tickets On Sale NOW

Michael McCoy Comedy Hypnotist will be back at NUI Galway on Monday 9th February at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre with his SeX -Rated Show for SHAG Week. 
Tickets are just €5 and are on sale now from the Students’ Union Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)
Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week runs from Monday 9th February to Friday 13th February – keeping sex safe, sexy and fun.

Troubled by Procrastination?

There will be workshops regarding exam performance and procrastination to help you get back on track for the summer exams. Workshops include the following:

-Procrastination and exam performance Tuesday Feb 11th

-Mind Mapping (a study technique clinically proven to improve concentration and grades) Wednesday Feb 12th

-Procrastination and exam performance Thursday Feb 13th

All workshops will commence at approx. 6:30pm and will be held in AMB-GO43 Seminar room in the Arts Millennium building.

All workshops are free but places are limited. Any queries please contact Phelim your VP Education Officer at su.education@nuigalway.ie

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training Now!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan to get you ready on our website.

Sin Issue 8

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso TicketsOn Sale Now

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale NOW from the SU(Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)

How to Access your Exam Results via Blackboard

NUI Galway Marriage Equality Taskforce

NUI Galway’s Marriage Equality Taskforce is launching their first campaign ‘I’m voting YES because’  11am-3pm Wednesday 4th February In Smokey’s Café. This will be creating awareness for the upcoming referendum. It is important that we make Grá the law #MakeGráTheLaw – to get involved email Rebecca on su.equality@nuigalway.ie

Elections #NUIGSU15

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 19th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 25th February. Election Day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations Open 10am Thursday 26th February. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

SU Council Chair Election – will take place on Monday 2nd March at the last SU Council Meeting of the year.

Corrib Live Charity Concert with Rofi James

Corrib Live is a charity concert in aid of Voices for Down Syndrome Galway and COPE Galway Waterside House. It takes place on Friday Feb 13th in the Commercial Boat Club, Woodquay and tickets are only €5. Doors from 7.30pm till late. Award winning Galway act Rofi James and Co Clare band The Conectors headline, with more to be announced. Also with buskers, finger food and DJ’s. All proceeds to charity, tickets available from Students’ Union NUI Galway and the ticket desk in OMG Shop Street, or by contacting corriblive15@gmail.com More info on https://www.facebook.com/corriblive

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Pass on your computer skills! Can you type and search the internet?

Then that’s all you need to know! Volunteers are sought to sit beside and encourage members of the community that visit campus to learn computer skills. Volunteers don’t need to know everything about computers but be a helpful aid as the instructor of the class runs the training. All volunteers are eligible for the Presidential Award for Volunteering.

To volunteer email Click and Connect coordinator Pat: pat.byrne@nuigalway.ie

Times: Monday 10-12 and 1-3; Tuesday 11-1 and 2-4; Wednesday 2-4; Thursday 12-2

PICK ONE SLOT THAT SUITS YOU AND ATTEND EACH WEEK FOR 4 WEEKS

Smarter Travel Student Media Competition

Do you have something positive to say about walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing?

  • Video and poster categories, with fantastic prizes
  • Enter as a team or an individual
  • You don’t need broadcast quality equipment to enter!

For more info see www.smartertravelawards.ie

Attention Students with Diabetes

Collect your FREE Contour Next USB glucometer from the Student Health Unit while stocks last.

Applications are now open for the NUI Galway Sports Scholarships for 2015/16 Academic Year
The NUI Galway Elite Sports Scholarship Closing Date is 31st July and this is open to current and new NUIG students including Postgrads, 
The NUI Galway Performance Points Sports Scholarship Closing date is 31st March. This is open to new full time undergrad NUIG students coming via the CAO only. 
https://www.sports.nuigalway.ie/scholarships_info.html

Suas Global Issues Course now Enrolling

The Suas Global Issues course gives students an introduction to development issues, such as Education, Health, Trade,Environment, Debt and Taking Action through interactive discussion. The course runs for 7 weeks starting on Tues 3rd February and finishing on Tues 31st March, from 6:30 – 8:30pm, one evening per week, on Tuesday. Spaces are limited to 35 students. No previous knowledge of development issues is needed to participate on this course. Each participant will receive a Suas Global Issues Course Certificate, a great addition to any CV. 

This course is subsidised by Irish AidEurope Aid and Concern Worldwide, the cost per student is only €25.​ Apply Here Now.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • www.google.com/anitaborg/emea/
  • Scholarship for female Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field.
  • Deadline for applications: February 2, 2015
  • Recipients will receive a €7,000 Scholarship and have the opportunity to attend a networking retreat in summer 2015.
  • This video and these Application Tips and Tricks may help you with your application
  • Questions? email: anitaborgscholars-emea@google.com.

Academic Writing Centre FREE Workshop

The AWC will hold a workshop for speakers of Irish and English. The workshop will address writing challenges in English and Irish and will help students make use of bilingualism to improve their writing. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 3 February at 5pm at the James Hardiman Library. Further Information.

European Commission Free Media Workshop for Students

The European Commission Representation in Ireland, supported by European Movement Ireland, is organising a free media workshop in Dublin for third-level students 10.30am-2.30pm on Thursday, 19 February 2015.  The workshop will offer students an opportunity to meet with journalists, communications professionals and EU affairs experts – including Christine Bohan (the Journal.ie), Neale Richmond (European Movement Ireland) and Margaret E. Ward (financial journalist) – and get a crash course on the EU and writing about Europe.

The European Commission Award for Student Journalism at the National Student Media Awards this year asks students to submit a 750-word article entitled “The EU in my County” and students who attend the workshop will leave with the knowledge and confidence to research EU matters both for this project and into the future. The workshop will take place in the Department of the Taoiseach and lunch will be provided free of charge.

Students must register in advance to attend.  Register Here.

Please Support NUI Galway’s Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Campaign 2015

All funds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society, Cancer Care West, Galway Hospice and NBCRI. Please like and share the campaign Facebook Page

Timetable of Events:

  • 7pm-9pm Monday 16th February Free choral concert in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your tickets here.
  • 10am-1pm Tuesday 17th February Coffee morning and poster presentation on the work being done at NUI Galway to fight cancer
  • 2pm-5pm Tuesday 17th February NUI Galway Shave or Dye in the Bailey Allen Hall with Today FM, Fat Tony’s and Zenith Hairdressing. Register now to Shave or Dye by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or filling out and returning the registration form here. 
  • 7pm-9pm Tuesday 17th February Public Lecture Night, Panel Discussion and Reception in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your FREE ticket here. 

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the events you can sign up HERE

For more information please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

NUIG Postgrad Open Day Weds 4th Feb

If you’re thinking about doing a postgraduate course, then don’t miss the upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 4 February, 12–4pm, Bailey Allen Hall. There’ll be over 80 stands exhibiting, employment and careers talks will take place, and there’ll be a free CV Clinic. Pre-register for the event here.

Mature Students Clinic

There will be a drop in clinic for Mature Students 2pm-4pm every Wednesday from 21st of January onwards in the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.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 18 – 22nd January 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 12pm-3pm this Weds 28th Jan

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 28th January 2015 in Áras na Mac Léinn. This event brings together J1 Visa Companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and festivals to help you plan your best summer ever!

Exhibitors Include: Abroad Internships, ALIVE NUI Galway’s Student Volunteering Programme, BusAbout, Erasmus Student Network, Fahy Travel, Flirt FM, Galway Fringe Festival, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, SayIt Travel, Smaller Earth, SUAS, Travel Bug Limited, USIT and Voluntary Service International.

Market Stalls (because you can’t plan your summer on an empty stomach!: Healthy & Hearty, The Dough Bro’s Pizza, Joachim’s German Bratwurst and The Pancake Factory. More Info.

Exam Results Update
Semester 1 Exam Results will remain “provisional” until exam boards meet at the end of semester 2. The Examinations Office does not release provisional results. 
Provisional results for Semester 1 exams may be available to students via Blackboard. Please note that not all students will receive provisional results for Semester 1 exams. If provisional results are not available to you via Blackboard by the first week in February, please consult with your lecturer for advice. Undergraduate Results: Official results for Semester 1 and Semester 2 will be released between Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 17th June by the Exams Office

 

Special SU Council Meeting 7pm-9pm AC202 Tuesday 27th January

There will be a special meeting of the Students’ Union Council regarding gender equality on campus in light of the case of Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington. There will also be an information session on running for Students’ Union elections taking place at this Council as well. It will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, 27th January, in AC 202. All Class Reps are asked to attend.

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 28th of February in conjunction with NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Volunteers needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 7th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Console and BeLonG To. 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 7th of February.

SU Charity Aquathon – Sign up and get training Now!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 24th of February 2015. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Console and BeLonG To. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office/Engineering Desk and collect your Sponsorship Card now. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan to get you ready on our website.

Please Support NUI Galway’s Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Campaign 2015

Most people know somebody who has been affected in some way by cancer. On the 16th and 17th of February 2015 NUI Galway staff and students are getting together to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Please get involved by attending the events, taking part in NUI Galway Shave or Dye, volunteering to help at events or donating what you can. All funds raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society, Cancer Care West, Galway Hospice and NBCRI

Please like and share the campaign Facebook Page

Timetable of Events:

  • 7pm-9pm Monday 16th February Free choral concert in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your tickets here.
  • 10am-1pm Tuesday 17th February Coffee morning and poster presentation on the work being done at NUI Galway to fight cancer
  • 2pm-5pm Tuesday 17th February NUI Galway Shave or Dye in the Bailey Allen Hall with Today FM, Fat Tony’s and Zenith Hairdressing. Register now to Shave or Dye by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or filling out and returning the registration form here. 
  • 7pm-9pm Tuesday 17th February Public Lecture Night, Panel Discussion and Reception in the Bailey Allen Hall. Register for your FREE ticket here. 

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the events you can sign up HERE

For more information please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

SALE! NUIG Capture Your Campus 2015 Charity Calendars are now just €2
On sale now from the SU Office, SU Shop and NUIG Reception. All proceeds go to Console and BeLonG To Youth Services

#MakeGráTheLaw

Students for Marriage Equality is a campaign by USI, NUI Galway Students’ Union, other SUs and students across Ireland for a YES vote in the upcoming referendum on marriage equality. Join the campaign here.

The Academic Writing Centre (AWC) is Open Once Again

You can drop in to the AWC to get help with all aspects of essay writing including the writing process (and writer’s block), essay structure, punctuation, using secondary sources and avoiding plagiarism. Opening hours: 11am-1pm and 6pm-9pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights). More Information

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso Tickets

5.15pm Sunday 1st March 2015 NUIG Student Rate €10 – Tickets on sale soon from the SU and the Engineering Desk

Academic Writing Centre Competition: win an iPAD 2! 
All undergraduate students are eligible to compete. Entries must be on one of the topics, can be no longer than 500 words, and must include citations from one or two published sources available at the James Hardiman Library (including databases and other on-line material). This year, competitors must use the Harvard System of Referencing. Top Prize: Apple I-Pad 2. The winner’s piece will be published on the website and in Sin Newspaper.
Entries must be sent to irina.ruppo@nuigalway.ie AND awccompetition@gmail.com by 19 February 2015. Competition Topics and Rules.

NUIG Postgrad Open Day Weds 4th Feb

If you’re thinking about doing a postgraduate course, then don’t miss the upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 4 February, 12–4pm, Bailey Allen Hall. There’ll be over 80 stands exhibiting, employment and careers talks will take place, and there’ll be a free CV Clinic. Pre-register for the event here.

Study on Facebook and Narcissim

We at National University of Ireland Galway are conducting a study on narcissism and how it correlates with various Facebook activities of users. For this purpose we have developed a Facebook app that requests your data while asking you to complete a narcissism survey which will not take much of your time (only about 5-10 minutes). At the end a narcissism score will be generated based on which you can assess whether or not you are a narcissist.

Here is the link for the app: https://unhp.com.pk/experiments/my_app/ you have to click Okay for Facebook authorization (or login with your Facebook account if you are not logged in). This will then take you to survey and you can fill it according to given instructions.

Please note there is a €50 cash prize for one lucky draw winner of all the participants who will complete this study.

Mature Students Clinic

There will be a drop in clinic for Mature Students 2pm-4pm every Wednesday from 21st of January onwards in the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information contact Michelle Mitchell on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Now Open

  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February

You can sign up now in the SU Office (10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm) or phone 091 524810 to register and pay by credit card.

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 Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2015

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The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2015 will help you to plan the best summer ever! 

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 28th January 2015 in Áras na Mac Léinn. 

This event brings together J1 Visa Companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and festivals! 

Event Talks in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

1pm-1.30pm USIT

3pm-4pm SAYIT

4pm-5pm SERVE

2015 Confirmed Exhibitors Include: 

Abroad Internships

ALIVE NUI Galway’s Student Volunteering Programme

BusAbout

Erasmus Student Network

Fahy Travel

Flirt FM

Galway Fringe Festival 

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

SayIt Travel

SERVE

Smaller Earth

SUAS

The Hope Foundation

Travel Bug Limited

USIT

Voluntary Service International

Confirmed Market Stalls (because you can’t plan your summer on an empty stomach!)

 Healthy & Hearty – Soups, cakes, brownies, teas and coffees.

The Dough Bro’s – Wood Fired Pizza

The Pancake Factory 

 

 

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.

SU Weekly Email 2 – 18th September 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Learn Sign Language

Our 10 Week Basic Sign Language Courses start next week. To register please call to the SU Office ASAP with the €40 course fee. 
Course Options are: 
*Tuesdays 12pm-1pm (23rd Sept-25th Nov)
*Tuesdays 1pm-2pm (23rd Sept-25th Nov)
*Wednesdays 6pm-7pm (24th Sept-26th Nov) 3 SPACES LEFT
*Thursdays 6pm-7pm (25th Sept-27th Nov) 4 SPACES LEFT

Financial Aid Fund

Applications for the Financial Aid Fund will open on Monday 22nd September. The link will be emailed to all students at this point. Applications close on the 10th of October. More Information Here.

Volunteering Fair Wednesday 24th September

Not to be missed NUI Galway Volunteering Fair Wednesday 24th Sept 11.00-5.00 in the Bailey Allen Hall. Over 80 organisations will be showcasing a wide range of placement, volunteering an internship opportunities.  This is a great chance to gain skills and experience for your CV.  It’s the biggest in the country and it is all right here in Galway!

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.

NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ 2014

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

Thursday 18th September

11am-5pm Radio Open Day at Flirt FM

4pm DJs Killian & Jay in the College Bar

Friday 19th September

Postgrad Friday in the College Bar

Monday 22nd September

8pm SU Freshers’ Night in College Bar with Crossfire covers band

Wednesday 24th September

11am-5pm Volunteering Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn

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
  • Basic Sign Language Classes – starts next week!
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Cardiac First Responder
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Self Defence Course
  • Manual Handling Course
  • Irish
  • Yoga

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.

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 Aoife: su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

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 on 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

Dates for Garda Clinic on Campus

Garda Nora Brady will be on campus on the following days if you have any issues you would like to discuss:

Tuesday 23rd September 12.30pm-2.30pm

Monday 13th October 12.30pm-2.30pm

Monday 20th October 12.30pm-2.30pm

Tuesday 2nd December 12.30pm-2.30pm

Galway Culture Night Friday 19th September

Galway Culture Night will see a massive amount of FREE events taking place on NUI Galway campus and all over Galway. Make sure you head along and get cultured up for free!

Download the new NUI Galway mobile app

Designed by students for students, this new app aims to make your life on campus easier. Features a campus map, news, past exam papers, access to student mail and lots more. https://www.nuigalway.ie/mobileapp/

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

Read Issue 1 of Sin

Suas Global Issues Course – Now Enrolling!

The Suas Global Issues Course offers students an introduction to development issues, such as education, health, trade, environment, debt and taking action through interactive discussion- led sessions. The course runs for 7 weeks starting September 29th, 6:30 – 8:30, one evening per week, on either a Monday or Tuesday.

Apply and find out more at https://www.suas.ie/take-course

SU Free Cloakroom

The SU Cloakroom is now open 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.

8k Run in aid of Jigsaw Galway

Registration is now open for the NUI Galway 8k run at 10am on Saturday 11th October in aid of Jigsaw Galway. There will also be lunchtime running groups from the Sports Centre for anyone interested in doing a bit of training before the run.
Early bird sign ups here.

Lockers – 662 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.

Women at Heart: Fitness Flash Mob at Spanish Arch On World Heart Day, Monday 29th September

We’re looking for a group of 200+ women to help us create awareness around our Women at Heart campaign. We want to empower women to make their heart health a priority and this year’s message is ‘Do It For Yourself’. We plan to create a buzz, make some noise, and have good fun at the same time! Last year we did something similar and we received national media coverage; we’re hoping for the same again this year, but we need your help!

To Join Our Fitness Flash Mob, you must register with Croí by calling Jennifer on 091-544310. We need your registration details in advance to plan for t-shirts and places on the bus!

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.

SU Weekly Email 30th Jan 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Comedy Hypnotist – Tickets on sale NOW!

At 8pm on Monday 10th of February comedy hypnotist Michael McCoy will be back in NUI Galway doing his SeX Rated show as part of SHAG Week. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale now in the SU Office and at our desk in the Engineering Building (11am-3pm)  – this gig will sell out again so make sure you don’t miss out! 2014 SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week) takes place from the 10th to the 14th of February. To get involved contact Declan onsu.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Student Travelcards Update

Our Student Travelcard  Machine is finally working again so we can take your photo and print off your travelcard straight away in the SU Office for €15 Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We are also able to issue ISIC Cards for €15 which work worldwide as student identification.

Exam Results

The Examinations Office website has now been updated to include advice about provisional results for Semester 1 – https://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/results.html

Volunteers needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 8th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC Childline. 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 8th of February.

Life Skills Spaces Update

We are now enrolling students for the following Life Skills Courses:

  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 (usual price €70) 9am-1pm Thursday 6th February (4 spaces left)NEW DATE
  • 3 Day Occupational First Aid Course €100 (usual price €200) 9am-5.30pm Friday 21st Feb, Friday 28th Feb & Fri 7th March (1 space left)

$1·         3 Day Door Security Procedure Course €100 (usual price €175) 9am-5.30pm Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd February (6 spaces left)

$1·         6 Week AWARE Living Life to the Full Course FREE 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 6th March-Thurs 10th April (23 spaces left)

$1·         Coming Soon: Bar Skills Course and Barista Training – email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you are interested.

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm with the course fee. More information is available here.

SU Alcohol Awareness Day

The Welfare Crew will be holding an Alcohol Awareness day on Tuesday 4th February and this will include a visit from the Marie Keating Foundation in Smokeys 12pm-3pm. To get involved email Declan on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

SU Charity Aquathon – Win tickets to the Sea Sessions!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon takes place on Tuesday 25th of February 2014. The event consists of a 750m swim (30 lengths) in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. 

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €25 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC Childline. We now have an extra incentive to get you involved as the Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival have kindly given us a pair of tickets for the participant who raises the most money for charity! You can sign up in the Students’ Union office and the Sports Centre now and collect your Sponsorship Card. You can also fundraise online via our iDonate page here. Entry includes free t-shirt and food for all participants. We also have a 5 week training plan to get you ready on our website here.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

  • Monday 3rd February 2pm-3pm Postgrad Council in the SU Office
  • Monday 3rd February 6pm-8pm SU Council in IT250
  • Tuesday 4th February 6pm-7pm Arts Council in AC202
  • Wednesday 5th February 6pm-7pm Engineering Council in ENG2001
  • Thursday 6th February 6pm-7pm Law/Commerce Council in AC213

For more information contact Catherine on su.education@nuigalway.ie

Financial Aid Fund Semester 2 Apply by 7th Feb
Applications Close 7th February, 2014 at 5.00 p.m. More information.

Sin Issue 8

Issue 8 of Sin is out now across campus or you can read it online here. There are just 4 issues left this semester so if you have been harbouring dreams of writing major scoops act now and contact Jess on editor@sin.ie

 

Postgrad-Aoke is back!

Postgrad Karaoke is back in the College Bar at 8pm this Friday 31st January. There will be free refreshments for all who perform regardless of talent!

                                            

Capture Your Campus Photo Competition – Closing date 28th February

Send in your photo and win €100!

Marriage Equality

Media training in Galway this Saturday 1st February for people who want to contribute to the marriage equality debate. Get in touch with https://www.marriagequality.ie/contact/ – there are only a few places left.

FREE Student Workshops

The Student Counselling Service is running a number of free student workshops in the coming weeks. Places are limited so book early to secure your place.

  1. Coping with Stress: 5pm-7pm Monday, 3rd February
  2. Finding Optimism on the Blue Days: 5pm-7pm Monday, 3rd  February
  3. Troubled by Procrastination: 6pm-8pm Tuesday 4th February

For more information or to book your please contact paula.crowley@nuigalway.ie

Seminar  ‘What drives attitudes about organ donation?

Friday 31st January at 8:00 pm sharp in Martin Ryan Annex Theatre 201. Speaker: Dr Eddie Rooney (Chief Executive, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland; Chair of the NI committee on organ donation and transplantation. Followed by contributions by donor families and recipients and an introduction to the commemorative garden by Denis Goggin. Anyone interested in or affected by organ donation is invited to attend. Tea/ coffee to be served afterwards and a chance to chat with donors and recipients

Are you a young adult (18 – 25 years) living with type 1 diabetes?

If so, we invite you to an exciting and important evening where you will meet other people with type 1 diabetes. This is the first step in establishing a Youth Panel to design and share ideas to influence research in young adults with type 1 diabetes. Get involved and be a voice for young adults with diabetes. The event is being held on Wednesday 19th February 2014, from 6:30pm-8pm in JIGSAW, Fairgreen Road, Galway (opposite the new Coach Station). For further information or queries, please contact Mary Clare O’Hara, Diabetes Centre, University Hospital Galway on 091-542840 or email MaryClare.OHara@hse.ie

Suas Global Issues’ Course – Early Bird Rate now enrolling

The Global Issues’ Course is a seven week evening course which gives students an introduction to development issues in a critical, challenging, engaging and interactive way. This course is designed from a global justice perspective and provides a range of viewpoints on each of the key issues explored. Topics covered include an introduction to development, education, global health, trade and livelihoods, environmental sustainability and debt justice. The course will address each issue by looking at both the symptoms and the causes, as well as possible alternatives. The final session of the course will look at ‘what next’? and supports participants in finding a role for themselves to get involved and take action for positive change. On successful completion of the course all participants will receive a certificate.

The course will run for 7 weeks starting Tuesday 11 February from 6.30-8.30pm.

The cost for participants is €25 but an early bird price of €20 is available for participants who book and pay online at least one week before the course begins at https://www.suas.ie/take-course. The cost is subsidised by Irish Aid and EuropeAid. Any queries please email: s.cunniffe1@nuigalway.ie

Student Legal Convention

UCD’s Student Legal Convention, Ireland’s very first student legal forum, is taking place on Thursday 13th February. We’ve been invited to join many major players of the Irish legal, business and political system, and to take part in several workshops and seminars with them. For more information visit www.studentlegalconvention.ie, or come visit Jana and Shauna in Smokies on Monday and Tuesday, 3rd and 4th, where they will be selling tickets.

Interested in your heart and lung function?

Male smokers and non-smokers aged 18 to 25 required to participate in a 4th year physiology project. Email e.caplice1@nuigalway.ie for more details.

Clubs Day 2

Clubs Day takes place 11am-3pm on Monday 3rd February in the Sports Centre where over 50 sports clubs will be hoping you join them. More information.

Connacht Rugby Tickets

Connacht vs Edinburgh Saturday 15th February 2014 at 5pm NUIG Student discounted tickets on sale Monday 3rd February from the SU Office.

 

ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR – Just for the health of it!

11am-5pm Wednesday February 5th 2014 Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn

  • Visit over 25 informative and interactive stands
  • Demonstrations including –Tai Chi, Cookery, Table Tennis Club, Cheerleading Soc, Knit & Crochet
  • Workshops – ‘How to get ahead in bed’ (Dr Siobhan O’Higgins); ‘Risky Business’ (AIDS West); ‘Growing herbs for health’ (Laura O’Conner)
  • Bring your iPod or music player and test its impact on your hearing  levels!
  • Freebies galore!

Postgrad Open Day

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will be held in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn (Student Centre), NUI Galway on Tuesday February 11, 2014. This 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.

The AWC Annual Writing Competition is now live
All undergraduate students are eligible to compete. Essays must be on one of the three topics, can be no longer than 500 words, and must include citations from one or two published sources. The deadline is 21 February 2014. The winner will receive an Apple I-Pad 2; the essay will be published in Sin .Topics, guidelines, and FAQ can be found here.

 

The Academic Writing Centre is now open

The AWC provides free one-on-one tutorials on academic writing at 11-1 and 6-9 every day except Friday nights and weekends. More Information.

 

1st year Engineers – CÉIM Sessions

1st year Engineering students should take note of the times for their Semester 2 CÉIM sessions. These peer-assisted study sessions, led by 2nd years, will take place each week until the end of term. You were all assigned to a particular CÉIM Group early in September (Groups 1 to 10, below) and notified of this by email. If you are unsure of which CÉIM Group you are in, you can email emmet.connolly@nuigalway.ie, search for “CÉIM” in your student mail inbox or attend a CÉIM Group which is most convenient for you. All sessions take place in the Engineering Building.

CÉIM Group       Location               Day                        Time                      2nd year Group Leaders

1                              3012                       Tuesdays             11am-12pm        Constantino Fiuza, Claire Fox     

2                              1002                       Tuesdays             11am-12pm        David Symes, Fiachra Sherry

3                              2035                       Tuesdays             11am-12pm        Katie Monahan

4                              2035                       Tuesdays             11am-12pm        Joan Fitzgerald, Caitlin Jansen   

5                              2034                       Tuesdays             11am-12pm        Leah Brew, Niamh Dolan

6                              2035                       Wednesday        2pm-3pm            Nuala Campbell, Noreen Cassidy, Billy Delaney

7                              2034                       Wednesday        2pm-3pm            Donal Cooney, John O’Loughlin

8                              2034                       Wednesday        2pm-3pm            Rebecca Molloy, Sorcha Tarpey

9                              2003                       Wednesdays      2pm-3pm            Claire Crotty, Kate Kerrane

10                           2003                       Wednesdays      2pm-3pm            Conor Fahy, Julie O’Connor

 

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