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SU Weekly Email 27 – 23rd March 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Ability Awareness Day Weds 29th March

You are invited to an Ability Awareness Day 4.30pm-7pm Wednesday 29th of March in The Cube Áras na Mac Léinn NUI Galway hosted by the NUIG SU Equaliteam in collaboration with Special Heroes Ireland. This will be an evening of talks on various issues: The CRPD (Convention of Rights for People with Disabilities) and why Ireland needs to ratify it now, Deaf Education, and access to education for those with disabilities.
The event will also include a session for open discussion with participants, on what we can all do to raise awareness for disability rights. Refreshments will be served.

More Information.

 

Connacht vs Leinster Tickets

19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20. Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)

 

Nominations Close TOMORROW for Student Achievement Awards

The deadline for online nominations for the Student Achievement Awards is tomorrow Friday 24th of March so if you can think of anyone that fits the bill for any of the following categories nominate them now!

  • Student Leader of the Year
  • Part-Time Officer of the Year
  • International Student of the Year
  • Equality Activist of the Year
  • Welfare Campaign of the Year
  • Education Campaign of the Year
  • Outstanding Mental Health Activism
  • Mature Student of the Year
  • Class Representative of the Year
  • Feachtas Gaeilge na Bliana
  • Student Rights Champions of the Year
  • Activist of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Publication of the Year
  • Journalist of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Student Life
  • Charity Champions of the Year

Here’s the link to nominate: https://usi.ie/awards/

 

Marchathon Update

Two NUI Galway teams are in the top 20 of the Smarter Travel Campus Marchathon challenge this week! Well done to “WalkingSUCS” in 4th place and “Walkers” in 12th place. NUIG is currently in 4th place overall so keep up the great work!

This week’s competition theme is “In My Shoes” so make sure you send stories or short video clips describing your Marchathon journey by 12pm this Friday 24th March to info@smartertravelcampus.ie

 

Final Part Time Officer Election Results

Thanks to everyone who came out and voted last Thursday. You elected as your final Part Time SU Officers for 2017/18: Clubs’ Captain: Conor and Postgraduate Officer: Colm.

They will join: President: Lorcán, VP/Welfare: Megan, VP/Education: Andrew, SU Council Chair: Emily, Gaeilge: Cónall; Equality: Clare; Societies Chair: Ruth; Mature Students: Eugene; Convenor of Arts: Sabrina; Convenor of Science: Sean; Convenor of Medicine: Sarah; Convenor of Engineering: Christopher; Convenor of Business: Fiachra

Don’t forget that your current SU Officers don’t finish up until the 30th of June so make sure you contact them if you need any help.

 

Need Help?

With Writing – The Academic Writing Centre

With Maths – SUMS

With Computer Programming – Computer DISC

With Anything – The SU Grinds Register

The University bookshop has closed down but the SU Second-hand bookshop is still open for business.

You can browse our stock HERE and then call to the SU Office to pay for and collect your books.

 

FREE Exam-prep Boot Camp over first 3 days of Study Week to help you Kick-start your revision!

Monday April 3rd, 10am – 1:15pm:  Practical Study Tips workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Tuesday April 4th,  10am – 1:15pm:  Exam Anxiety reduction workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G011 Library Lobby

Wednesday April 5th, 10am – 1:15pm:  Revision skills workshop & 2 hour facilitated study, G010 Library Lobby

Individual mini-sessions with a facilitator on the day will also be available

For more information contact james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

 

Benefit Concert for Five Female Lecturers High Court Case against NUI Galway – Wednesday 29th March, Black Box, Galway

The benefit concert will feature The Stunning along with My Fellow Sponges. The MC for the event will be comedian Tommy Tiernan, so expect the unexpected! You can buy special student rate tickets for €15 from the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn. The concert will be held Wednesday, March 29th, at The Black Box in Galway. The event will raise funds to support court cases filed by the 5 women lecturers at NUI Galway who are fighting for their right to be promoted.

More information in this video.

 

Afrofest (part 2) 6.30pm this Friday 24th of March

This night is going to be packed with music, drama, poetry/spoken word, a fashion show and dancing. Acts performing on the night include Sean X and NUIG’s very own, Tolu Makanjuola. There will be traditional African food served by Galway’s “Tai’s Cuisine”. It will be a beautiful evening spreading the African culture starting at 6.30pm in the Bailey Allen Hall. Tickets on sale in the Socs Box.

 

All Aboard 2017 FREE Digital Skills training events at NUIG Mon 3rd – Fri 7th April

Book your FREE space now at https://allaboard2017.ie/

 

FEMALE RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED! FREE €5 ‘An Bhialann’ Voucher

I am a postgraduate Psychology student looking for female participants to take part in my study. As part of my final year project, I am investigating the management of multiple tasks during a simulated drive. Participation is open to females between 18 and 24 years of age, with a minimum provisional driving licence and at least one year’s driving experience.

Each participant will receive a €5 ‘An Bhialann’ Voucher. For further details, contact: g.nichionnaith1@nuigalway.ie

 

#MondayMassage

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students in The Space. Choose from acupuncture, massage, physical therapy and shiatsu. Book yourself in for a treatment, your body will thank you for it! Student rate 30 min €20, 1 hour €30/Staff rate 30 min €30, 1 hour €50. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

Survey: Are You Gaining Practical Skills Through Your College Studies?

Would you like to see Work Placements as part of your studies at NUIG?

Please complete this survey: HERE.

 

The Brain Café: Third Undergraduate Research Conference EXTENDED DEADLINE!
The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until Wednesday the 29th March. You have another week to complete and submit your abstract to participate in this exciting event! Submit your abstract here; https://www.nuigalway.ie/undergrad-research/presentatconference/

 

Want to be part of one of the LARGEST clubs in NUIG? And hit the Alps at the same time? 

The Snow Sports Club will be holding its AGM this MONDAY the 27th of March at 5:30pm in AC201 on the concourse. PIZZA will be provided and Sports Ball tickets will be available to collect!

Global Lounge at NUIG this Saturday 12pm-3pm

The Global Lounge is a place for students to hang out, have fun, enjoy some snacks and refreshments, and have a chat in a friendly and relaxed environment.

For more information, email niall.cloonan@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Waxathon 8pm Tues 28th March

There is a charity Waxathon in Sult from 8pm on Tuesday 28th of March to raise funds for two NUIG students travelling to Zambia this summer for 6 weeks in an effort to teach English to boys and girls in disadvantaged areas. There will be a DJ, food, raffle and lots of wax!

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • NCT Your Career Plan

For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers

 

Exam Timetable out Now

More Information

 

Only 1 week left to visit the Academic Writing Centre

Please drop in during our regular hours 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm daily (except weekends and Friday nights), to get some help with your writing. We are closing on Friday 31st of March for the semester.

 

Read Sin Issue 11 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Let’s be the pulse of Europe — Gathering in Eyre Square every Sunday at 2pm

Stand up for a positive, pro-European, inclusive image and make the European spirit visible on the streets of Galway. Pulse of Europe (www.pulseofeurope.eu) is a non-partisan, independent movement with people from diverse backgrounds who all share positive European values.

Email: pulseofeuropegalway@gmail.com for more information or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/384214268628397/

 

Help support Childline

NUIG Student Emer O’Callaghan is participating in the Women’s mini marathon this year to raise funds for ISPCC’s Childline service. Childline is a free listening service for children in Ireland and is operated by volunteers. Please help her to help them by giving whatever you can following the link here.

 

Early Bird rate Registration now open for Galway Darkness Into Light 4.15am Saturday 6th May

Register Here.

 

Don’t Forget!

The clocks go forward an hour this Sunday AND it’s Mother’s Day so ring your Mammy and enjoy the Grand Stretch!

 

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

 

SU Weekly Email 20 – 2nd February 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day this Saturday

We are urgently looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day this Saturday 4th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for The RNLI and Threshold. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 1pm-3pm or 3pm -5pm.

SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2017

Monday 6th of February

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. This training is designed to increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence and give participants an opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence. Sign up in the SU Office – 4 Spaces Left – €10 Deposit Required.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

7pm-9pm FREE Movie: Dallas Buyers Club with popcorn and discussion afterwards in Dillon Theatre

8pm-10pm Draiocht Society Comedy Hypnotist in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5 from Socs Box.

Tuesday 7th of February

10am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s

3pm-6pm Pop Up Hair Braiding Stand at Smokey’s. All donations to the SU Charities.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Wednesday 8th of February

10am-6pm SHAG Week Information Stand at Smokey’s

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in Sult. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed and free passes for Traffic Light Party. NUI Galway student ID required.

11pm till late Traffic Light Party in 44. Get your sticker: Red means you are unavailable, Orange means you could be convinced and Green means you’re a single Pringle looking to mingle! Over 18’s ID required. €5 or FREE if you go to the Dirty Circus!

Thursday 9th of February

12pm-2pm FREE Smart Consent Workshop in the SU Boardroom. Spaces Limited. Sign up in the SU Office.

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic by appointment only. Make your appointment in the Student Health Unit or phone 091 492604.

Friday 10th of February

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 The RNLI and Threshold.

All Week: STInder Poster exhibit in the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn, Arts Millennium and Engineering Buildings.

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

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

David O’Doherty €5 On Sale Now

We are delighted to announce that our next €5 comedy gig will be David O’Doherty on Monday 13th of February at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. €5 tickets are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk now.

 

Upcoming SU Workshops & Courses

  1. Disclosure Training 10am-1.30pm Monday 6th of February. FREE course with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. 1 Space Available. Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence. 5 CPD points per training – these are through the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  2. Smart Consent Workshop 12pm-2pm Thursday 9th of February. FREE Course. Limited Spaces. A workshop where students explore what consent means in a fun environment. You are never asked about your own sexual history or experiences. Facilitators use their research findings to present scenarios and involve you in activities, to raise your awareness of what consent means to you.
  3. Occupational First Aid 3 day course 9am-5pm Friday 10th, 17th and 24th of February. €100 (usual cost €160) FETAC Level 5 course.
  4. Cardiac First Responder Course 9am-1pm Friday 3rd March €40 (usual cost €75). ONE space left.

More information about these courses is available at the links above. You can sign up in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register now.

 

Can You Braid Hair?

We are looking for some more hair braiders to volunteer for our fundraiser next Tuesday 7th Feb 3pm-6pm. Volunteers must know how to add extensions/attachments to braids.

Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out.

 

SU Elections #NUIGSU17

  • Nominations open for the SU Council Chairperson at 10am on Monday 13th of February and close at 5pm on Monday 20th of February. The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm on Monday 27th of February. Please note that only registered Class Reps can run for, nominate and vote in this election.
  • Nominations open for the 3 Full Time Paid SU Officer Positions of President, Vice President/Education Officer and Vice President/Welfare Officer at 10am on Thursday 16th of February and close at 5pm on Wednesday 22nd of February. The election takes place on Thursday 2nd of March.
  • Nominations open for the 11 Voluntary SU Officer Positions of Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students and the 5 College Convenors at 10am on Thursday 23rd of March and close at 5pm on Wednesday 1st of March. The election takes place on Thursday 9th of March.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions there is more information here or contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

We now have Connacht Rugby NUIG student tickets on sale for the following matches:

  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Connacht vs Zebre €15
  • 19:35 Sat 15th April Connacht vs Leinster €20

Tickets on sale in SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm & Fri 11am-2pm)

 

Class Reps Meetings Next Week

Mon 6th Feb 6pm – 8pm IT250 IT Building SU Council
Tues 7th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 8th Feb 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 9th Feb 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

Contact Cathal on su.education@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

Charity Multi-Coloured Hair Braiding 3pm-6pm Tues 7th Feb

Get some colour in your hair! Brighten up that man bun!
Our talented volunteers will be on hand with hair extensions in all the colours of the rainbow to braid your hair in Smokey’s Cafe 3pm-6pm on Tuesday 7th of February as part of SHAG Week. Suggested donation €2 per braid but pay what you feel – all donations go to the SU Charities RNLI & Threshold Ireland

Dirty Circus & Traffic Light Party

More Information.

 

New Postgrad Officer Elected

Your new Postgraduate Officer for the remainder of 2016/17 academic year is Colm Duffy

 

SU Card

Have you picked up your FREE SU Loyalty Card yet? Collect yours in the SU Office now and start collecting points each time you buy stuff in Sult, the SU Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café and Caife na Gaeilge. The points you collect magically turn into money, free teas/coffees and free dinners!

 

Read Sin Issue 8 Here

The Sin Weekly Meetings take place 6pm-7pm every Monday in AC215 and all are welcome. To get involved go to the meeting or email editor@sin.ie

 

Become a CÉIM peer learning Student Leader in 2017/18

Help 1st year students transition to university, gain a greater understanding of coursework, develop new skills and meet new people. Open to current 1st year Engineering students, 1st and 2nd year BA Law students, and 1st and 2nd year Geography students. Build your leadership, teamwork and communication skills; looks great on your CV; meet new people and work closely with lecturers; and receive a CÉIM leadership certificate and digital badge. Full training provided. Closing date: Monday, 13th February. Find out more and apply: www.su.nuigalway.ie/ceim

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

NUI Graduates register for your Seanad Éireann Vote by 26th February

More information here.

 

Need Grinds?/Want to Give Grinds?

The SU Grinds Register

 

Academic Skills at the Library

The Library’s Academic Skills team offer a rich suite of information skills workshops as well as drop-in sessions. To see what’s available this semester, check out our Eventbrite page, below:

Jhl.eventbrite.com

 

NUIG Postgraduate Open Day 1pm-5pm Tuesday 7th February

In addition to programme stands in the Bailey Allen Hall, there will be a series of talks including SUSI, talks on Research funding, and on Changing Direction from your undergraduate degree.

Register Now.

 

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference – Be a volunteer!

We want to help students to present their own perspective on research, in a friendly yet academic environment. We need people like you to create this opportunity for students to inspire and open new doors in the research studies. We are looking for volunteers who would help organising the event which takes place on the 4th of April. Digital badges will be awarded for people who attend, present and organise. A perfect touch on your CV while you grow, explore and learn new research skills.

Come and be part of an inspirational project in an encouraging and positive environment.

Sign up as volunteer here or Contact us: nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

 

What Do USI Do?

USI (Union of Student in Ireland) is the national representative body for the 354,000 students in third level education in Ireland – this includes you!

Find out what USI have been up to.

 

Do You have a Disability or Mental Health Challenge?

Career Development Centre – NUI Galway are running a free series of talks to help students with disabilities or mental health challenges to make the transition from student to employee.

Email careers@nuigalway.ie for more information/to sign up.

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • Employability Workshop/Employer in Residence – PwC
  • Careers in Marketing
  • GradIreland #FYI careers showcase (external)
  • GRADchances Language Fair (external)
  • GRADchances STEM Fair (external)

For more information and to register visit www.nuigalway.ie/careers

 

Mindful Meditation

FREE Mindful Meditation Practice in room AC201 each week

  • Tuesdays 08:10-08:50
  • Wednesdays 13:10-13:50
  • Thursdays 17:10-17:50

This practice is suitable for everyone interested in practicing meditation from beginners to experienced practitioners and there is no charge to participate.

 

Open Call for Short Films: First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2017

Deadline 28th February – Filmmakers aged 12-24 wanted Apply here.

 

Stock School Book Launch

On Wednesday, February 8th final year B. Comm student Jason Walsh launches his first book, ‘Stock School, A Colour Coded Guide To Financial Trading & Investing.’ The launch takes place in the library lobby at 4pm. The book, goes into greater detail than is covered in the Stock School lectures, which Jason has been teaching in NUIG since September 2015 as part of the Entrepreneurship Society events. The book launch is followed at 6pm with a trading workshop in AC 201 hosted by Dublin trading firm Positive Equity. There will be catering at both events and all students are welcome to attend either or both events. More information.

 

FREE Cloakroom open TOMORROW

The SU FREE Cloakroom will be open on Fridays 9am-5pm during term time. The service is still free but will only be one day per week. Items must be removed at 5pm and we can’t take laptops. The SU Cloakroom is located in the library basement beside the Students’ Union XL Shop.

 

NUI Galway Postgrad Ball Thursday 9th of March Salthill Hotel

There will be a Champagne and sweets reception, followed by a 4 course meal on the night. Entertainment will be provided by Top of the Popz and DJ afterwards. It’s going to be a fantastic night! Early bird tickets will be on sale Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd Feb in Áras na Mac Léinn between 2pm-4pm for €45 and also on the Socs web store. Don’t forget your student card!

 

Exam Results

Semester 1 Exam PROVISIONAL Results will be published on Blackboard throughout January. Please check with your School/Discipline for exact release dates. These results will remain provisional until approved by the exam board. Exam Results FAQ

 

SUMS FREE Maths Support

SUMS offers FREE mathematics support to students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please note that you must make an appointment in person in the Student Health Unit or by phoning 091 492604 before attending. The STI Clinic runs 5pm-7pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term.

 

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

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm.

 

 

NUI Galway Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2015

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NUI Galway Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2015

The Students’ Union office will close on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen at 10am on Thursday 7th January.

The Library will be closed Thursday 24th December to Sunday 3rd January (inclusive)

The Reading Room is closed Friday 25th & Saturday 26th December & Friday 1st January. Open 07:00-midnight 21st Dec-3rd Jan. 

PC Suites willl be closed from 17:00 Thursday 24th December and will remain closed 25th, 26th, 27th December & 1st January. 

The Student Health Unit will close on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Wednesday 6th January.

The SU Cloakroom will close at 6.30pm on Friday 18th December and will reopen at 9am on Monday 11th January

The SU Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Friday 11th December and will reopen at 11am on Monday 11th January

The College Bar will close at 3pm on Monday 21st December and will reopen on Monday 11th January.

The Hub will close on Friday 11th December and will reopen on Monday 11th January.

Caife Na Gaeilge will close at 3pm on Friday 18th December and will reopen on Monday 11th January.

The SU Shop will close at 5pm on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 4th January (reduced hours for first week back 8am-5pm)

Smokey’s Café will close at 5.30pm on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday 4th January (reduced hours for first week back 8.30am-5.30pm)

The Wall Café will be open 10am-4pm Monday 21st-Wednesday 23rd December. Closed Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th December. Open 10am-4pm Monday 28th December, 10am-12.30pm Tuesday 29th December, 10am-4pm Wednesday 30th December. Closed Thursday 31st December & Friday 1st January. Open 9am-6pm Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th January.

SUMS will close on Friday 11th December and will re-open on Monday 11th January.

Computer DISC will close on Friday 4th December and re-open on Monday 18th January.

The Academic Writing Centre is closed and will reopen in late January.

The Socs Box will be closing on Friday 18th December.  

Flirt FM 101.3 FM will be finishing on Friday 11th December and will be back on the air Monday 11th January. 

Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tuesday 12th January. 

You can view the Academic Calendar for 2016 HERE 

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise. We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2016!

NUI Galway Christmas Exams 2015

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NUI Galway Christmas Exams 2015

The Christmas Exams will take place from Monday 7th December to Friday 18th December inclusive. Exam Timetables are available online – please check your timetable very carefully to make sure that all of your subjects are there and that there are no clashes. 

We have partnered with City Direct Bus Company to provide buses to the two exam venues in Salthill at Leisureland and the Galway Bay Hotel. This service will run twice a day during the exams and costs €2 per journey – see timetable below. Buses will leave University Road at 08:40 & 15:40 for Salthill. Buses will leave Leisureland in Salthill at 11:40 & 18:40 to return to University Road via Eyre Square.

In addition to the study space in the Library and the Reading Room there will be extra study spaces made available from Sunday the 29th of November onwards 8am-10pm in these locations. 

Need Help?

$1·         With your subjects? Check the SU Grinds Register

$1·         With Maths? Contact the SUMS FREE Maths Support Centre

$1·         With Essays? Contact the FREE Academic Writing Centre

$1·         With Programming? Contact Computer DISC for FREE help

More Exam Tips and Information

SU Weekly Email 13 – 26th November 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your Weekly Email from your Students’ Union.

The SU Big Fat Charity Cake Sale AND Wooly Ward’s Petting Farm Visit 

The Ultimate Study Week Study Break takes place 11am-3pm Wednesday 2nd December 2015 in Áras na Mac Léinn. 

There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats and Kuzco the Llama along with plenty of CAKE, a massive raffle and tunes from Flirt FM! All funds raised go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. Supported by NUIG CancerSoc, Flirt FM, The Gourmet Tart Company and the College Bar.

Extra Study Space for Christmas Exams 2015

Sunday 29th November-Sunday 6th December 8am-10pm

Arts/Science Concourse

O’Flaherty Theatre, Anderson Theatre, Darcy Thompson Theatre, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC204

Engineering Building

ENG-GO17 Lecture Theatre 02, ENG-GO18 Lecture Theatre 01

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Cake Sale

We are looking for baking and non-baking volunteers to help out with our Big Fat Charity Cake Sale on Wednesday 2nd December. So if you want to avoid study by baking or by volunteering give us a shout! All funds raised will go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & the Irish Cancer Society. Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to sign up!

Exam Buses

We have partnered with City Direct Bus Company to provide buses to the two exam venues in Salthill at Leisureland and the Galway Bay Hotel. This service will run twice a day during the exams and costs €2 per journey. Buses will leave University Road at 08:40 & 15:40 for Salthill. Buses will leave Leisureland in Salthill at 11:40 & 18:40 to return to University Road via Eyre Square.

Need Help?

$1·         With your subjects? Check the SU Grinds Register

$1·         With Maths? Contact the SUMS FREE Maths Support Centre

$1·         With Essays? Contact the FREE Academic Writing Centre

$1·         With Programming? Contact Computer DISC for FREE help

Student Leap Card Vouchers Expire this Monday 30th November

Just a reminder that if you have a voucher from AIB for the Student Leap Card that you need to bring it in to us before Monday the 30th of November to get your travelcard for €3. We are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and we will take your photo and print the card off straight away. If you don’t have one of the vouchers the Student Leap Card costs €15 and they expire 31st December 2016.

Exam Timetables Out Now

Semester 1 exams are scheduled for Monday, 7th to Friday, 18th December 2015 (inclusive). More details are available here: https://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/timetable.html

AIDS West World AIDS Day Memorial Concert 7pm Tuesday 1st December

This is an open invitation to the students of NUI Galway to come to this free concert on Tuesday 1st December at 7pm in  St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway and show their solidarity with those living with HIV and help challenge the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV.Bel Canto and Cois Cladaigh will perform on the night.

The Galway Music Residency Apprentice Ensembles Recitals Weds 2nd & Thurs 3rd Dec

FREE Pre-exam chill out with some of the best young classical musicians in Ireland. 1-2pm in the Aula Maxima (in the Quadrangle).

Sin Newspaper Issue 6 Read it Online Here

If you are interested in helping with the paper email editor@sin.ie or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.

Free screening of THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING 7pm tonight Thurs 26th Nov in D’Arcy Thompson Theatre

This screening is co-organised by The Irish Centre for Human Rights, EcoSoc (Ecological Society), CCAFS Soc. (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Society), Amnesty Soc. and Transition Galway.

We have come together to host a free public screening of the newly-released documentary film based on Naomi Klein’s latest book ‘This Changes Everything’. Klein is the international best-selling author of ‘No Logo’ and ‘The Shock Doctrine’.

Volunteers needed for Mini Med School

Are you a healthcare student? Or a science student? Would you like to help inspire the next generation of students at NUIG? If so, then you will be an ideal volunteer for the upcoming Mini Med School that will be held on campus in January/February 2016. We are looking for anyone interested in planning the event. Mini Med School 2016 is an EXPLORE project in collaboration with the NUIG Cancer Society. The aim is to hold 4 workshop evenings for secondary school students – where they can come face to face with current students and get a feel for what it would be like to study here! We are aiming to inspire and introduce them into the healthcare or research sector, in a fun and stimulating way. If you would be willing to help with various tasks (i.e. PR, housekeeping, staff and student collaboration), then drop an email to minimednuig@gmail.com. Hope to hear from you soon!

Lunchtime Seminar Series:

Human Trafficking and the Criminalization of Buying Sex: Understanding Vulnerability to Trafficking in Europe and Abroad

Friday, 27th of November 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights

by Prof. Davina Durgana, Associate Professor at SIT Graduate Institute in Washington, DC and Senior Technical Advisor at SeraphimGLOBAL

Volunteers needed for Galway SPCA Collection Days 5th & 6th December

Volunteers needed to help out with church gate collections for the Galway SPCA to raise much needed funds to help animals on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December. If you can help, please email alison.herbert@nuigalway.ie

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

The Lamp is an international literary journal dedicated to showcasing the creative writing of graduate and professional students.  If you write poetry, short fiction, scripts, creative nonfiction, or any other form of textual art, please submit your work to The Lamp at thelampeditor@gmail.com.  The deadline is December 31st, 2015www.sgps.ca/thelamp

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 12 19th November 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your Weekly Email from your Students’ Union.

Happy Christmas Day NUIG!
We are holding a massive Christmas Day fundraiser in the College Bar with BizSoc TODAY to raise money for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. There will be traditional Christmas carols, cheesy Christmas tunes with DJ Byrno, a full turkey dinner and a whole lot of other Festive merriment! Get your tinsel, mistletoe and jumper ready now! 
The official after party will be held in Electric Garden & Theatre and Four/Four TONIGHT to continue the Yuletide vibes. €5 wristbands for the after party are on sale in the SU Office now and all proceeds go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. 

Exam Timetables Out Now

Semester 1 exams are scheduled for Monday, 7th to Friday, 18th December 2015 (inclusive). More details are available here: https://www.nuigalway.ie/exams/timetable.html

We will be working with City Direct again to provide a bus service to/from the Salthill Exam Venues.

Extra EXPLORE Funding now available for Undergrad projects

Explore – NUI Galway’s staff/student innovation initiative​ received a large number of high-quality applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Targeted funding is now currently available to support three additional EXPLORE projects from NUI Galway undergraduate students and their staff partners. Apply by noon on Monday, 23rd November 2015.

https://www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore-home

FREE Exam prep workshops

A 1½ hour session workshop to assist you to:

$1·         maintain motivation

$1·         tips and tricks for exam prep

$1·         manage anxiety before and during exams

2pm-3.30pm Mon 23rd Nov in the Old Moore Institute Room 203, Arts & Science Building

OR

4pm-5.30pm Weds 25th Nov in SC200A Seminar Room

For more information email james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie

Global Irish Economic Forum 2pm TODAY

The Global Irish Economic Forum: Galway Regional Session takes place at 2pm today Thursday, 19 November. The forum will take place in the Aula Maxima (Lower), Quadrangle Building, NUI Galway

Registration for this event is free but places are limited, register here

Connacht vs Brive Tickets €15

We have limited €15 NUIG Student tickets on sale for Connacht vs Brive 17:00 Saturday 21st November 2015 

Need Help?

$1·         With your subjects? Check the SU Grinds Register

$1·         With Maths? Contact the SUMS FREE Maths Support Centre

$1·         With Essays? Contact the FREE Academic Writing Centre

$1·         With Programming? Contact Computer DISC for FREE help

Student Leap Card Vouchers Expire 30th November

Just a reminder that if you have a voucher from AIB for the Student Leap Card that you need to bring it in to us before the 30th of November to get your travelcard for €3. We are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and we will take your photo and print the card off straight away. If you don’t have one of the vouchers the Student Leap Card costs €15 and they expire 31st December 2016.

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 23rd Nov

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council– All Class Reps should attend

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.

AIDS West World AIDS Day Memorial Concert 7pm Tuesday 1st December

This is an open invitation to the students of NUI Galway to come to this free concert on Tuesday 1st December at 7pm in  St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway and show their solidarity with those living with HIV and help challenge the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV.Bel Canto and Cois Cladaigh will perform on the night.

Lunchtime Seminar Series:The Ryan Commission:  between justice and re-traumatisation, than and now

1pm-2pm Friday 20th of November Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights by Rosaleen McDonagh, leading feminist within the Traveller community. All welcome to attend.

Volunteers needed for Galway Science and Technology Festival

Volunteer for the festival showcase in the Bailey Allen Hall Sunday 22nd November. Free lunch for all volunteers and the chance to build your skills engaging with youth, public, research partners and businesses. Build experience in event management, science outreach, communication and public relations. 

Email alive@nuigalway.ie

Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme 2016. The Scheme invites students across Ireland to apply to research and report on a particular issue in developing countries. It awards students with funding to travel to these countries to produce media projects focusing on development issues. Application deadline 12th February 2016. https://www.simoncumbersmediafund.ie/students/

Sin Newspaper Issue 5

Read it online now.  If you are interested in helping with the paper email editor@sin.ie or come to the weekly Sin meeting everyMonday 6pm-7pm in AC203.

ROPES 2016 is Seeking Submissions

ROPES 2016 are now looking for aspiring writers in all disciplines to contribute to our annual literary journal. Our theme is Independence and our charity that we have chosen to support is the Simon Community. Poetry, Prose and Art submissions are all welcome. The deadline for submissions is Friday the 18th December, all contributions to be emailed to ROPES2016.submissions@gmail.com

Cycle Against Suicide Galway Spin Off

Saturday 21st November starting from the GMIT on the Dublin Road heading out along the roads to the fields of Athenry back in via Oranmore. For more information contact info@cycleagainstsuicide.com

SU Charities

We are delighted to announce that this year we will be fundraising for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. We are planning a load of fundraising events throughout the year but need your help! If you want to help us out or have an idea for an event just give us a shout on studentsunion@nuigalway.ie There’s more information on our plans available here.

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 32 – 30th April 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

LAST CHANCE To Register to Vote to #MakeGráTheLaw on 22nd May

If you are still not registered to vote there is still time! We have the forms up here in the SU Office for you to fill out, get stamped at the Garda Stationand return to your City or County Council. You have until Tuesday the 5th of May to get your form to your City/County Council. DO IT!

Nepalese Earthquake Appeal  

Draíocht Society will be holding a coffee afternoon fundraiser TODAY 2.30pm-6pm in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Please come along and support. They will also have a collection day in Galway on Friday 15th May in aid of the victims of the Nepalese Earthquake. Please give what you can and if you have any time to spare to help them with the collection email them on draiocht@socs.nuigalway.ie

Bus Éireann Strike This Weekend

Reminder if you are planning on heading home this weekend there is a Bus Éireann strike planned for Friday and Saturday so you might need to make new travel plans. Some websites that might help you get home: 
www.carsharing.ie
www.getthere.ie

SU Card Reminder

Remember to cash in any points on your SU Card and spend any balances before you leave for summer. You can access your SU Card account through the SU Website: https://www.su.nuigalway.ie/su-card

Although your card will still work in September, points cannot be carried forward to next year.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Extra Study Space 2015

Mon 27th April – Sun 3rd MayArts/Science Concourse 8am-10pm

O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, McMunn Theatre

Mon 4th May- Weds 13th May Arts/Science Concourse 8am-10pm

O’Flaherty Theatre, Cairnes Theatre, D’Arcy Thompson Theatre, AC201, AC202, AC203, AC204, Kirwan Theatre, Larmor Theatre, Dillon Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, McMunn Theatre

Have you or someone you know left college before finishing?

We would like to know why. Please fill out the survey below. The information you provide can help us better provide for students in the future.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LNKBPSS

Connacht vs Ospreys Tickets €10

We now have €10 NUIG student tickets on sale for the last Connacht home match of the season against the Ospreys at 3pm Saturday 16th May.

Please note all lockers must be cleared out by Friday 15th May 2015

Please remember to drop your locker keys back to the Students’ Union Office by 5pm on Friday the 15th May 2015. Any items left in your locker after the 15th May 2015 will be disposed of.

Alive Certificates

You can now collect your Alive Volunteering Certificate from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Give Blood This May In Galway

Blood Donation clinics will be held 5pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of May in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit.

Tidy Towns Clean Up On Monday – Volunteers Needed

Galway City Tidy Towns clean up takes place this Monday, 4th May, at 11am, meeting at the bridge beside Millennium Children’s Playground near Galway Cathedral. Volunteers are needed to help remove paint and graffiti.

Pint of Science FREE Tickets!

Pint of Science is taking place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th of May in the Oslo in Salthill. There is a great line up of speakers from NUI Galway tackling the themes of Our Body and Technology & Planet Earth over the two evenings. You can register now for your free tickets for the event here.

German Photography Competition

Germany through my Lens is a photography competition organised by the Discipline of German at NUI Galway and  the German Department at GMIT.  We are asking students, registered for 2014-15 at NUI Galway or GMIT,  to submit any photo they have taken themselves of any aspect of Germany that impressed them.  Deadline for submissions is 15th September 2015.

More Information.

Are you travelling abroad this summer as part of your course, your research, a placement, volunteering?

Then come along to the NUI Galway Pre-Departure Training to gain valuable insights, information and supports at 9.15am on Friday 15th May.
To Register please fill in our short online form: here.

Exam De-Stress Programme: 20th April-8th May 2015

Massage, Soccer, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Meditation, Breakfast in a Bag and more!

For information or to book an appointment email destressbooking@nuigalway.ie

Postgrad-Karaoke TOMORROW

The next Postgradaoke night will be from 8pm tomorrow Friday the 1st of May. Swing along to the College Bar for karaoke, craic and all that stuff.

Undergraduate Awards Deadline 29th May

To be in with a chance to win a Gold Medal, have your work published in an academic journal, attend the exclusive UA Global Summit for free, and be recognised as the best in your field, all you have to do is submit your coursework for free online. It couldn’t be easier! If you place in the top 10% in your category, you receive a Highly Commended certificate which looks great on any CV and is internationally recognised – as well as the opportunity to attend the UA Global Summit and take part in our global alumni network. Any questions, check out the website – www.undergraduateawards.com – or email info@undergraduateawards.com 

It’s free to enter, it’s completely anonymous, and you’ve already done the work – you have nothing to lose! 

Join the NUI Galway Clubs and Societies in opposing the proposed N6 Galway City Transport Project.

Sign the petition here.

Bank Holiday  Monday 4th May Arrangements

The SU Office, the Student Health Unit, SU Cloakroom, The College Bar, Caife na Gaeilge and SU Engineering Desk will all be closed on Monday for the Bank Holiday.

The Library will be open Monday 4th May 08:30-22:00 but the service desk will be closed.

Smokey’s Café will be open 09:00-17:30 Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th of May.

The Wall Café will be open 09:00-17:30 Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th of May.

The Hub Café, Computer DISC, the Academic Writing Centre and SUMS are all now closed for the summer.

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 23 – 26th February 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

SU Charity Comedy Gig with Fred Cooke €5 this Monday 8pm

Our next SU Comedy gig is for charity and features five comedians for just €5 this Monday 2nd March at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Joining Fred Cooke (Republic of Telly) on the night will be John O’Hare, Stephen Ryan, Declan Brennan and MC Danny Dowling. Tickets are available from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk and all proceeds go to Console and BeLonG To. This gig is open to non-students too.

SU Elections 2015 – Nominations Open

The SU Council Chairperson will be elected at the last SU Council meeting of the year at 6pm this Monday 2nd March 2015 in IT250. Please note that only registered class reps can vote in this election.

Full Time Officer Elections – President, VP/Education, VP/Welfare. Nominations are now closed. Hustings will take place in the College Bar on Tuesday 3rd March 3pm for Presidential candidates and on Wednesday 4th March 3pm for VP/Education & VP/Welfare Candidates. Election day Thursday 5th March.

Part Time Officer Elections – Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Equality, Societies, Clubs, Postgrad, Mature Students, 5 Convenor Positions – Nominations are now OPEN. Nominations Close 5pm Wednesday 4th March. Election Day Thursday 12th March.

#NUIGSU15 Election Guide

Bring your College ID and VOTE on Thursday 5th March

On Thursday 5th March you will be asked to vote to elect your SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer and SU Vice-President/Welfare Officer for 2015/16. You will also be asked to vote in a referendum on the Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will be open in the following locations:

  • An Bhialann 10am-7pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-4pm

Register for your Remote Vote by midnight Weds 4th March

Students who will not be able to access any of the on-campus polling stations on Thursday 5th of March may cast their vote online using Remote Vote between 10am and 8pm. Please note that you must first register for your Remote Vote before midnight on Wednesday 4th of March by logging on to the SU Website.

Please note: If you wish to use the Remote Vote for the 12th March Elections too you need to register AGAIN for this before midnight on Wednesday 11th of March. Remote vote cannot be used for Societies Chairperson or Clubs’ Captain election.

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Registration Deadline 4pm TODAY!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place this 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 until 4pm TODAY. Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus. Bus leaves the Quad at 9.30am sharp on Saturday.

Connacht vs Benetton Treviso Tickets On 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)

Bake Sale for NUIG Hockey Ladies Club

Fundraising Bake Sale this Monday 2nd March 10am-4pm in Smokey’s Café to raise money for NUIG Ladies Hockey Club bid for the All-Ireland Challenge Final. All support is greatly appreciated.

Making a Makerspace at NUI Galway

A Makerspace is a do-it-yourself space where students can access equipment, tools and software to ‘make stuff’. It’s a place where students from different colleges and schools can come together to share ideas and work on projects. The idea is that students have a well-equipped shared space where they can – Make, Break, Fix and Learn.

We are going to add a Makerspace to the James Hardiman library and are looking for suggestions and ideas from students and staff as to what it should contain.

If you do a search on the web for “What’s a makerspace” you will see that they come in all shapes and sizes. They vary from a simple room with a few computers all the way up to complete buildings stocked with millions of euro worth of equipment capable of 3D printing a car. Our vision is somewhere in the middle – at least to start with.

Initially we think we should include at least: 3D Printer, PC’s for design, Raspberry Pi hardware, Arduino boards.

To help us decide if these are correct and what else we should include we have a short requirements gathering survey which we would like you to complete.
This will be YOUR Makerspace so please take a few minutes to tell us what you want the JHL Makerspace to be! https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57bb1

Contact us at: libmakerspace@nuigalway.ie

Vodafone Campus Tour

Vodafone Campus Tour is on campus here in NUI Galway 11am-4pm on Thursday the 5th March at Áras na Mac Léinn. Pop down to them to get Ireland’s BEST EVER STUDENT OFFER and find out what amazing prizes are #UpForGrabs – check out @VodafonePlayground on Twitter.

Register to attend the First Ever NUI Galway Undergraduate Research Conference 19th March, Bailey Allen Hall

All students welcome! https://www.nuigalway.ie/undergrad-research/

Consider presenting your research! Did you write a paper this year or last year? Share it! This informal space will allow you the experience of an oral presentation of your research work at a conference. Great for the CV!

Questions? Email  undergradconference@nuigalway.ie

Enter Now: Campus Engage Website Logo Design and Slogan Competition

Enter the Campus Engage Competition to design a logo and slogan for the brand new national HEI student volunteering website “www.studentvolunteer.ie

In 2015 Irish Higher Education institutions will launch a brand new student volunteering management website studentvolunteer.ie.  This new initiative will connect HEI students to volunteering organisations and their opportunities.  This initiative acknowledges and celebrates the contribution that student volunteers make to our society. The winning design and slogan will be used on the national studentvolunteer.ie website, on printed material and in promotional campaigns. This is a great chance to gain high profile coverage for your talent.

Competition prizes:

  • iPad for the winning logo.
  • €200 One4all voucher for the winning slogan.

Closing date for submissions: All competition entries must be emailed to info@campusengage.ie or posted to Campus Engage, 48 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 by 5pm Monday March 23rd 2015. You may submit as many entries as you wish for both the logo and slogan. A panel of experts including a graphic designer and student volunteer will shortlist logos and slogans and the winners will be announced before Easter.

See more at: https://www.campusengage.ie/groups/enter-now-campus-engage-website-logo-design-and-slogan-competition

Complete the National Student Survey – Win an iPad Air 2!

A national Student Survey is being carried out, which aims to help enhance the quality of education Irish students receive by asking you in detail about your experiences.   It is the only national student survey in Ireland, and it is important for the University to make sure our students’ views are well represented.

As a thank you for your participation, NUI Galway is offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air 2!  Just tick a box at the end of the survey to be included in the prize draw. The winner will be chosen at random.

What you need to know

  • Only first year, final year and Postgraduate taught students can take the survey.
  • The survey will run in NUI Galway between Monday, 23 February and Sunday 15 March.
  • The survey is available at www.studentsurvey.ie
  • The survey comprises 100 questions.
  • Students can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open. Answers will be saved and students have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes.

Win a One for All Voucher worth €200 in the “NAME THAT CENTRE COMPETITION”
Simply suggest a name that you think represents our New Centre soon to be launched in Áras Uí Chathail. The Centre brings together the Access, Mature and Disability offices who now work as one unit within Student Services. One unit, one name. To enter, you must be a student or staff member.

Tips: Choose a name that will best reflect what it is we do to so it is very obvious to all students and the public e.g. Access Centre, Equal Education, Inclusive Learning etc. Closing Date: Friday 27th February Feb. The Winner Will be Announced on Mature Facebook Site on 5th March www.facebook.com/NUIG.MatureStudentOffice
Enter Here.

Need Help…

Win €500 for your blog or article on the topic: The European Year for Development 2015: How has Europe contributed to development in the world?
The prize is €500 as well as the opportunity to participate in and report from Africa Day 2015. Deadline 19th March.

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 13 – 4th December 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Good Luck in your exams from all of us in the Students’ Union!

 

Exam Buses to Salthill Venues

We have partnered with City Direct to run a non-stop direct service to Salthill during the Exams. The service costs €2 per journey and will depart from the bus stop on University Road (between Wards & Tescos) to drop students beside Leisureland and the Galway Bay Hotel.

  • Leaving University Road: 08:40, 12:10, 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40, 15:10, 18:40

 

Temporary Special Needs (AKA Sick Bay)

The Examinations Office makes arrangements for additional exam accommodations on a temporary basis for students who require them during the exam session.
Example: If a student suffers a broken arm and needs to have a scribe for their exam, this can be arranged following a TSN application. 
If you require Temporary Special Needs please complete and return the TSN application form below. For more information email tsn@nuigalway.ie  
Students who are registered with the Disability Support Service (DSS) and who have been allocated additional exam accommodations by DSS are not required to complete an application form for temporary exam accommodations.

Application Form.

 

Extra Study Space 29th November-16th December

In addition to the spaces in the Library and the Reading Room extra study spaces will be available from the 29th November onwards in the Arts Science Building (Concourse), Áras Uí Chathaill, Arts/Science Tower 2 and the Engineering Building 8am-10pm. Full list of locations.

Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Tickets on Sale Now:

$1·         Connacht vs Bayonne 5pm Saturday 6th December 2014 €15 (Main Stand)

$1·         Connacht vs Munster 5pm Thursday 1st January 2015 €15 (Only 50 tickets available behind goal)

Tickets available from SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

Exam De-Stress Programme 24th Nov – 12th Dec

Wouldn’t a massage feel great?  Or maybe some relaxing reflexology or an amazing acupuncture treatment?  The Exam De-stress Programme offers you subsidised de-stressing treatments  in the Wellness Centre, back of the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn.  It all starts Monday 24th November and runs for 3 weeks.  You can see all the details at this link.  To make a booking email destressbooking@nuigalway.ie.

Special Gift Idea for Christmas: Become a Bone Marrow Donor

A former student (Civil Engineering), rower and rowing coach of NUI Galway, Paul Giblin is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for the fourth time in a bid to fight off an aggressive form of cancer. He and his friends are urging people to sign up to the bone marrow registry in the rare chance they would be a match. He is a serving army officer at Renmore Barracks here in Galway. Find out more here.

 

Online Marketing in Galway FREE Event with Pat Divilly

Register now for last Online Marketing in Galway meet up of 2014 in the Harbour Hotel at 7pm on Tuesday 16th December with speakers Pat Divilly and Martha Fraser. Register Here.

 

Fundraising Update and next events

Hope you all enjoyed the Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Petting Farm Visit as much as we did! With your help we raised €421 for the SU Charities so we now have a total of €5,978.76 raised so far this year and a lot more charity events to come in semester 2 to raise money for Console & BeLonG To.

2015 Provisional Events: 
-SU Annual Charity Collection Day Saturday 7th February 2015
-SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 24th February 2015
-SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb with NUIG Mountaineering Club Saturday 28th February 2015
-SU Charity Comedy Gig Monday 2nd March 2015

For more information or to get involved in our charity events please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards

The Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Awards are now open to students and recent graduates with business ideas. Closing date for entries is Monday the 8th of December. More Information.

Need Help…

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.

 

Galway Rape Crisis Centre 30th Anniversary Walk Saturday 6th December 2014

Join Galway Rape Crisis to mark 30 Years of Healing and hope for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Begins at 3pm from the Spanish Arch and ends at Blackrock. For information and registration visit www.galwayrcc.org

Full Registration Fee €30. Reduced Registration Fee for Students & OAP €15.

 

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 12 – 27th November 2014

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

The Ultimate Study Break: Big Fat Charity Cake Sale AND Wooly Ward’s Petting Farm Visit Tues 2nd Dec

There will be rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats and Kuzco the Llama along with plenty of CAKE and tunes from Flirt FM! Raffle prizes to be won include: Tickets to The Strypes, Connacht Rugby Match Tickets, Electric Wristbands and much more! 11am-4pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014 in Áras na Mac Léinn (Petting Farm 12pm-2pm outside Áras na Mac Léinn). Complimentary tea or coffee (while stocks last!) with all purchases!

All funds raised go to Console and BeLonG To. 

 

SU Enterprise Awards Deadline 5pm TOMORROW

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 now. Closing date for entries is 5pm Friday 28th November.

Extra Study Space 29th November-16th December

In addition to the spaces in the Library and the Reading Room extra study spaces will be available from the 29th November onwards in the Arts Science Building (Concourse), Áras Uí Chathaill, Arts/Science Tower 2 and the Engineering Building 8am-10pm. Full list of locations.

Exam Buses to Salthill Venues

We have partnered with City Direct to run a non-stop direct service to Salthill during the Exams. The service costs €2 per journey and will depart from the bus stop on University Road (between Wards & Tescos) to drop students beside Leisureland and the Galway Bay Hotel.

  • Leaving University Road: 08:40, 12:10, 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland): 11:40, 15:10, 18:40

 

Student Leap Card Vouchers Expire 30th November

If you have a voucher from AIB for a Student Leap Card please note that these expire on 30th November so you will need to call in to us before 5pm on Friday 28th November with €3 and we will print it off and take your photo.

Sin Issue 6

You can now read the last issue of Sin Newspaper for 2014 online here.

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards

The Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Awards are now open to students and recent graduates with business ideas. Closing date for entries is the 8th of December. More Information.

Garda Clinic Tuesday 2nd December

There will be a Garda Clinic 12.30pm-2.30pm on Tuesday 2nd December in the Wellness Centre in the Hub. Feel free to pop by if you have any queries to Garda Nora Brady.

Arts in Action Free Gig

1pm-2pm TODAY Thursday 27th November in the Aula Maxima at the Quadrangle illustrated lecture on the life of musician, composer and academic Séan Ó Riada.

World AIDS Day Candlelit Memorial Service

AIDS West invite you to attend their annual World AIDS Day Candlelit Memorial Service at St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church at 8:00pm on Sunday 30th November 2014. Bel Canto and Cois Cladaigh choir will both perform and all are welcome to the free event.

Vote for Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers – cash prizes up for grabs!

Over 8,000 students from across Ireland took part in our 2013 trendence Graduate Barometer. Your views decide who makes the Ireland’s 100 top graduate employers. Complete our survey and have the chance to win hundreds of euro worth of Amazon vouchers! The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete. To take part, please go to: www.trendence-gradbarometer.ie

Survey on Attitudes to Organ Donation

Please participate in this short NUI Galway survey regarding organ donation. It should take a maximum of 5 minutes to complete by clicking the link here.

 

Kinvara locals to speak about boycott of Israel 7pm Tonight

On Thursday 27 November, the Galway Palestine Solidarity Campaign will hold a talk on the boycott of Israeli goods by business owners and consumers in the town of Kinvara in Monroe’s Tavern, Dominick Street, at 7pm. The meeting will be addressed by John Griffin and Frank Naughton, two members of the community in Kinvara who helped organise the boycott after numerous conversations in the local community about Israeli atrocities. The boycott, initiated in August 2014, was a direct response to the barbaric attacks on the people of Gaza by the Israeli military forces, with left over 1,800 Palestinians dead.

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Exam De-Stress Programme 24th Nov – 12th Dec

Wouldn’t a massage feel great?  Or maybe some relaxing reflexology or an amazing acupuncture treatment?  The Exam De-stress Programme offers you subsidised de-stressing treatments  in the Wellness Centre, back of the Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn.  It all starts Monday 24th November and runs for 3 weeks.  You can see all the details at this link.  To make a booking email destressbooking@nuigalway.ie.

Connacht Rugby NUIG Student Tickets on Sale Now:

  • Connacht vs Scarlets 7.30pm Saturday 29th November 2014 €10 

Tickets available from SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

 

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.

 

Galway Rape Crisis Centre 30th Anniversary Walk Saturday 6th December 2014

Join Galway Rape Crisis to mark 30 Years of Healing and hope for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Begins at 3pm from the Spanish Arch and ends at Blackrock. For information and registration visit www.galwayrcc.org

Full Registration Fee €30. Reduced Registration Fee for Students & OAP €15.

 

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.