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SU Weekly Email 19 – 26th January 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Attention Postgrads: VOTE TODAY 11am-3pm!
We are holding a by-election 11am-3pm today in Smokey’s Cafe to elect your new SU Postgrad Officer.

Your two candidates running for election are:
*Colm Duffy
*Andrew Forde

Please note ONLY Postgrads can vote in this election and you must have your NUIG ID with you to vote.

Volunteers Urgently Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 4th Feb

We are urgently looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on 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 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm.

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

Sign Language Courses 1 Space Left

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524810 to register with credit card. We have just ONE SPACE left on the 6pm-7pm Thursday course which starts tonight and runs until Thursday 30th of March.

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

David O’Doherty

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 go on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk tomorrow, Friday 27th January.

Connacht Rugby Tickets

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

  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Zebre €15

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

First Aid Courses

We are now taking bookings for our First Aid Courses:

  1. Three Day Occupational First Aid Course 9am-5.30pm Friday 10th, Friday 17th and Friday 24th February €100 (usual cost €160)
  2. Cardiac First Responder Course 9am-2pm Friday 3rd March €40 (usual cost €75)

Spaces are limited to 10 students per course. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card.

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.

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

FREE Event Seminar: “Archives in Research – Methods, Practice, Outcomes” Thursday 2nd February – All Welcome

More Information.

FREE Workshop on Migration, Refuge and the SDGs

ALIVE in collaboration with the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) will deliver training on the theme of Migration, Refuge, and the Sustainable Development Goals, on Wednesday 1st February in room G011 in the Hardiman Building. This training  will help you to: Understand the plight of refugees; Understand the drivers of migration in a wider political context; Learn how to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a tool providing insight and guidance. Training will include a number of practical activities to challenge you to think about your own role in the world and to consider ways to take action.

Training is free but spaces are limited so email alive@nuigalway.ie to reserve a space.

Upcoming FREE Courses at NUI Galway

  • Troubled by Procrastination? Monday Jan 30th, 7-8:30pm, G011 Library Lobby
  • IT Skills for Study, Research & Teamwork, Tuesday Jan 31st, 7-9pm, IT suite AM201 (1st floor Arts Millennium)
  • Anxiety Management Workshop, Jan 31st, 6:30-8pm, G010 Library Lobby
  • PhD Support Group starting Tuesday Jan 31st, 6:30-8pm, AM 205 (1st Floor Arts Millennium)

https://www.nuigstudents.ie/

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • FDM interview video workshop
  • Employer in Residence – FDM
  • Personal Statement Workshop(All disciplines welcome, book your place on Connect)
  • Careers in Economics
  • Internship & Graduate Opportunities Fair
  • Employer in Residence – First Derivatives
  • Transition to Employment
  • Kickstart your career with Matheson (external event)

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

CompSoc Camara Collection

CompSoc are running their monthly Camara Drop-off Point in 18 Distillery Road starting next Wednesday 1st February 2017 from 10am to 2pm. They are also looking for volunteers to help out for an hour between 10am and 2pm. All computers, laptops, monitors, servers and keyboard donations are welcome from University units, students, staff and the community. They are then sent to Dublin to be wiped to military standards before being sent to schools in Africa. We are unable to accept printers, CRT monitors, switches, projectors. More Info.

Computer DISC New Opening Times

If you need help with programming head along to Computer DISC in the IT building. They are open 12pm-4pm Monday-Friday and this is a FREE service.

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!

Free Primary Sources Roadshow in Library

On Wednesday 1st February, the Gale Primary Sources Roadshow will visit NUI, Galway.  The roadshow will take place in the Library foyer from 11-3pm and there will be experts on hand to show students and researchers the best way to find primary sources for essays, projects and dissertations as well as learn how to use powerful tools like term frequency.  It’s a free drop in event and more information on this event can be found on the library website.

Undergraduate Students Required

Undergraduate students required to partake in research project titled ‘Eyewitness Memory’ – A study designed to assess predictors of eyewitness identification accuracy.

Contact: n.sylver1@nuigalway.ie

Volunteer Abroad – Summer 2017!

EIL is an opportunity to engage in international volunteering with a twist. International volunteering is about learning from and with others. EIL are offering scholarships for international engagement with learning at the centre.

  • 5 Awards available to NUI Galway students
  • 8 weeks volunteering and cultural immersion programmes
  • Fully funded!
  • Destinations include: Mexico, Thailand, Guatemala, South Africa etc.
  • Apply Now! Deadline: Thursday 9th February, 12 noon.
  • Application and more information at www.eilexplore.ie/over-18/nui-galway-alive

NUIG Postgraduate Open Day Tuesday 7th of February

The event will run from 1pm to 5pm in Áras na Mac Léinn with talks and panel discussions taking place during the day also, covering such topics as funding opportunities, applications, research and changing direction with your Postgrad study.

There will be over 80 stands on display, so this is your opportunity to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Research Office, and other student support services. More information at www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day

Reminder Financial Aid Fund Applications Deadline 12noon Monday 30th January

Online Application Form.

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.

Survey: The Association between alcohol induced falls, related injuries and occupational dysfunction among Irish university students – a cross sectional study 

I am a final year Occupational Therapy student, as part of my final year research I am inviting NUIG students who have experienced a fall or fall-related injury whilst under the influence of alcohol to complete a questionnaire.  Anyone over the age 18 who has experienced a fall whilst under the influence of alcohol is invited to take part. Participation is wholly voluntary. The questionnaire should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3305155/New-Survey

If you have any questions contact: S.rath2@nuigalway.ie

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.

90% Discount Dublin Tech Summit Tickets

90% ticket discount for NUIG students attending Dublin Tech Summit 15th & 16th February at this link.

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 18 – 19th January 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair This Wednesday

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2017 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017 in Áras na Mac Léinn.
Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

Sign Language Courses Start Tuesday

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 24th Jan – Tues 28th March
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 24th Jan – Tues 28th March

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 25th Jan – Weds 29th March COURSE FULL
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 26th Jan – Thurs 30th March

Reminder Financial Aid Fund Application workshops TODAY

Workshops take place TODAY Thursday 19th January at 5pm, 5.30pm & 6pm in MRA201, the Ryan Lecture Theatre in the Martin Ryan Annex Building.

These workshops will help you see if you are eligible to apply for the Financial Aid Fund and give you guidelines to fill out your online application. Application deadline is 12noon Monday 30th January.

Online Application Form.

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.

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 4th Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on 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 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Thurs 19th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Law/Commerce Council
Mon 23rd Jan 6pm – 7pm AC201 Science Council
Tues 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC203 Arts Council
Tues 24th Jan 6pm – 7pm MY123 Health Sciences Council

For any queries about Class Reps please contact Cathal on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

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

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

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

  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Zebre €15

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

 

Postgrad Officer By Election Vote Next Thursday

We will be holding a by-election 11am-3pm next Thursday 26th of January in Smokey’s Café to fill the vacant position of SU Postgraduate Officer. Please note only registered Postgrad students may vote in this election and you must have your NUI Galway ID card to vote.

 

NUIG Mountaineering Club Need Your Votes!

NUIG Mountaineering Club have been nominated for an award from the Outsider Magazine for the best “Outdoor/Adventure Event” for their Maamturks Challenge. The final decision is down to public vote, and they need your help to win this! As a thank you, if you vote, then like and share the post below, they’ll enter you into a draw to win 2 free Maamturks Challenge 2017 T-Shirts.
How to Vote

First Aid Courses

We are now taking bookings for our First Aid Courses:

  1. Three Day Occupational First Aid Course 9am-5.30pm Friday 10th, Friday 17th and Friday 24th February €100 (usual cost €160)
  2. Cardiac First Responder Course 9am-2pm Friday 3rd March €40 (usual cost €75)

Spaces are limited to 10 students per course. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 524810 to register with credit card.

 

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

 

New Life Skills Course: Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre

This half day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence. The main aims of the training are to:

  • Increase awareness of the causes and effects of sexual violence
  • Examine attitudes, values and beliefs about sexual violence
  • Promote an understanding and give opportunity to practice scenarios involving a disclosure of sexual violence
  • Introduce the work of Galway Rape Crisis Centre, and give information on the broad range of services we they provide

The Course will take place 10am-1.30pm Monday 6th of February in The Space, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

To secure your place you need to pay a €10 refundable deposit in the Students’ Union office or phone 091 524810 to register by credit card. Limited to 20 students.

 

USI Women in Leadership Seminar

Registration is now open for the #WomenLead17 two day seminar in Dublin 27th and 28th of January. The event is aimed at students who are aspiring to run for student leadership positions in their Students’ Unions as well as to become the heads of their college clubs or societies. Apply online here

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – Registration Deadline Tuesday 24th January
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 18th of February 2017 in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: The RNLI &Threshold Ireland
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk.
Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

Complete the National Student Accommodation Survey

USI have prepared a national student accommodation survey to gather more evidence on the current housing situation of students. Students who complete the survey will have a chance to win an iPad mini or 1 of 5 €50 One for All vouchers. The survey can be accessed directly here: National Student Housing Survey

 

7 A Side Gaelic Competition – Ball Tickets to be Won!

The next NUI Galway Ultimate Team event will be 7 a side Gaelic competition 4pm-6pm Wednesday 25th of January in Dangan. Students and staff can register online at otc.nuigalway.ie and you can follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nuigultimateteam/

You can register a team or come as an individual. The winning team will get to choose full ball tickets of their choice. Prizes will also be given to runners up.

 

Women’s March on Galway 2pm this Saturday

The Women’s March Galway is a women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds in Eyre Square on January 21, 2017 at 2 pm. We march together in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington and all other sister rallies around the world to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.

 

Free online self-help programme for depression, anxiety or stress

Silver Cloud is now available FREE to NUI Galway students. Results have shown high improvement rates for depression, anxiety and stress. It’s flexible so you can access it online anywhere instantly.

 

Upcoming FREE Courses at NUI Galway

  • ACADEMIC WRITING 5pm-7pm Monday 23rd January in AMB G065, Psychology ground floor
  • STUDY SKILLS 6pm-7pm Tuesday 24th January in G010 Library Lobby
  • EXAM PREPARATION 7.15pm-8.15pm Tuesday 24th January in G010 Library Lobby
  • TIME MANAGEMENT 7pm-8.30pm Wednesday 25th January in GO11 Library Lobby

https://www.nuigstudents.ie/

 

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.

 

Huston Film School Guest Speaker Series 2.30pm Today

Galway’s Huston Film School continues it’s ‘Guest Series’ this semester with a particular focus on returning graduates from the various programmes. Guest speakers will share their experiences and information on their careers to date since leaving the school. The series of talks will take place every Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm in Huston Main. All talks are FREE and open to the public.

 

Suffering from social anxiety?

Participate is a FREE confidential online CBT programme for social anxiety for NUI Galway students. Includes one-to-one tutor support and proven to be effective.

 

Read Sin Issue 7 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

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

SUMS Reopening on Monday 23rd January

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

 

Career Development Centre Free Events next week include:

  • LinkedIn Workshop
  • Employer Presentation/In Residence – InterTrade Ireland
  • Interview Skills Workshop – all disciplines welcome
  • Careers with Science
  • Mock interviews – Dell
  • Careers in Scientific Research
  • Final Year Science Drop In
  • CV/Application Workshop
  • Employer Presentation/In Residence – SITA Inc Ireland Ltd
  • Careers with Social Impact

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

 

FREE Student Support Courses and Groups starting soon!

  1. Mindfulness Based Living Course Starting Wednesday January 25th  for 6 weeks 5.30pm-7pm or 7pm-8.30pm. Venue: Old Moore Institute 203, Arts/Science building.
  2. Positive Mind-set & Resilience Group Starting Tuesday January 24th, 5pm-6:30pm for 4 weeks. Venue: Psychology Building 1st floor, Group-room 1064.
  3. PhD Support Group Starting Tuesday January 31st, 6:30 – 8:00pm for 6 weeks. Venue: AM 205, 1st floor Arts Millennium building

More information and booking: www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness-spring17

 

Psychology Students Required

“Recall of Auditory Incidents: Cross-Modal Memory Impairment” – A study focused upon explaining and improving components of the Cognitive Interview. Calling ALL Psychology Students to partake (2 SONA Credits/45 minutes).

Apply Online Or Contact: L.OSHEA5@nuigalway.ie

 

Famelab Galway 21st Feb – call for entries

The College of Science at NUI Galway will host the second annual Galway regional heat of the Famelab International “Talking Science” festival on Tuesday 21st of February in An Taibhdhearc Theatre. Contestants have three minutes to speak on any scientific topic of their choice. The competition is open to anyone who is working or studying in any STEM area.

Further Information.

 

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 17 – 12th January 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

What Will You Do in 2017?
*Learn Sign Language
SU Sign Language 10 Week course starts 24th January
*Have the Best Summer Ever
SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Wednesday 25th January
*Raise Money For Charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 4th February for the RNLI & Threshold. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to volunteer
*Run For Election
SU Election Nominations open Thursday 16th February
*Learn To Save Lives
SU Life Skills Occupational First Aid Course/CFR Course/ASIST
*Climb A Mountain
SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb Saturday 18th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

Financial Aid Fund Applications Open Monday

Semester 2 Financial Aid Online applications open on Monday 16th of January. The Fund is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies.  Applications close at 12:00noon on Monday 30th of January. For any queries please contact financialaid@nuigalway.ie

Apply Online Here.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings and SU Council

Mon 16th Jan 6pm – 8pm IT250 IT Building SU Council
Weds 18th Jan 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Thurs 19th Jan 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council

For any queries about Class Reps please contact Cathal on su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

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.

 

Alcohol Consumption Bye-Laws

That sneaky bag of cans at the Sparch could end up costing you €100 or more. The new Galway Bye-laws on consumption of alcohol in public places means that the Gardaí can issue a €100 on the spot fine if they catch you drinking in the streets. This goes up to €200 if not paid within 21 days and if you don’t pay in 56 days you can end up in court facing a charge of €1,500. Don’t take the risk.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets

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

  • 13:00 Sat 14th Jan Champions Cup Connacht vs Zebre €20
  • 19:35 Sat 18th Feb Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Dragons €15
  • 19:35 Fri 3rd March Guinness PRO 12 Connacht vs Zebre €15

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

 

Postgrad Officer By Election Nominations are Open

A by-election will be held in January 2017 to fill the vacant position of SU Postgraduate Officer.

  • Nominations are open and nomination forms are available from the SU Office and HERE.
  • Nominations close 5pm Wednesday 18th of January 2017. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the box in the SU Office.
  • Election Day 11am-3pm Thursday 26th of January 2017. Please note only registered Postgrad students may vote in this election but all registered students can run for the position.

For more information in relation to the position please contact Jimmy McGovern at su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Read Sin Issue 7 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

 

Need Books? Or Want to Sell Books?

The SU Second Hand Bookstore

 

Change to SU Engineering Desk Hours on Fridays

Please note the SU Engineering Desk will now be open Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm during term time.

 

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2017 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017 in Áras na Mac Léinn.
Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer!

 

FREE Student Support Courses and Groups starting soon!

  1. Mindfulness Based Living Course Starting Wednesday January 25th  for 6 weeks 5.30pm-7pm or 7pm-8.30pm. Venue: Old Moore Institute 203, Arts/Science building.
  2. Positive Mind-set & Resilience Group Starting Tuesday January 24th, 5pm-6:30pm for 4 weeks. Venue: Psychology Building 1st floor, Group-room 1064.
  3. PhD Support Group Starting Tuesday January 31st, 6:30 – 8:00pm for 6 weeks. Venue: AM 205, 1st floor Arts Millennium building

More information and booking: www.nuigstudents.ie/wellness-spring17

 

Careers Development Centre Free Events next week include

  • EY Event Briefing (Internships)
  • Employer Presentation – ER & M
  • Careers with an Arts Degree
  • CV Skills Workshop for IT/ Employer in Residence – Fidelity Investments
  • Teaching Fair
  • CV & Interview Skills Workshop/ Employer in Residence – Medtronic
  • TEFL Information Session
  • CV Drop in for Arts

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

 

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day Sat 4th Feb

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on 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 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm.

 

NUIG Ultimate Team (N.U.T) Futsal Event

Register for Futsal on Tuesday, 17th of January, from 12.45- 14.00 in the Kingfisher online at https://www.otc.nuigalway.ie/

Teams will be mixed and all levels of ability are welcome. You don’t need to have a team for this event. Students can register with a team or on their own.

For more information contact nut@clubs.nuigalway.ie

 

Learn Sign Language

Our basic introductory course in Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and costs just €40. You can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or call 091 524810 to register with credit card.

Course A: 12pm-1pm Tues 24th Jan – Tues 28th March
Course B: 1pm-2pm Tues 24th Jan – Tues 28th March

Course C: 6pm-7pm Weds 25th Jan – Weds 29th March ONE SPACE LEFT
Course D: 6pm-7pm Thurs 26th Jan – Thurs 30th March

 

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 50 Spaces Available! 
The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 18th of February 2017 in conjunction with NUIG Mountaineering Club. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of €40 to take part and all proceeds will go to the SU Charities: The RNLI &Threshold Ireland
You can sign up by emailing studentsunion@nuigalway.ie or by calling to the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk.
Entry includes free t-shirt and return bus.

ASIST Course Now Enrolling – 4 Spaces Left

We are now enrolling students on our next Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Course (ASIST) which will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th of February. The course is free but you need to pay a €10 refundable deposit to book your space. You can sign up in the Students’ Union office now. Please note there are only 20 spaces available on the course which always books up fast. More Information.

 

Head to Croatia with NUIG Sailing Club

NUIG Sailing Club has teamed up with YachtFest to bring the students of NUIG the ultimate after exam party of 2017. On June 3rd, Jet off to the sunny Croatia with your fellow students for a sun, sail, party holiday of a lifetime. The trip is one week long and we will visit 6 of the most beautiful islands off Croatia for a wide range of activities including paddle boarding, scuba diving, sight-seeing and swimming in the warm blue waters of Croatia. You will dine and lodge on your very own luxury 50 foot yacht with 7 of your best NUIG mates and it promised to make some amazing memories. For more information, please see the NUIG Sailing Club Facebook page here: www.fb.com/NUIGSailing/  or email us at Sailing@clubs.nuigalway.ie

 

Yoga €40 for 8 Week Course

Registration is now open for our next 8 week yoga course which starts in January.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 19th Jan-Thurs 9th March 2017 COURSE FULL
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 19th Jan-Thurs 9th March 2017

Cost: €40 Pay in the SU Office or by Credit Card on 091 524810

 

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.

 

Campus Multimedia Awards 2017 Applications Now Open: Win an Action Camera!

Do you love getting out on your bike, taking shortcuts on foot, or people watching on public transport? Have you got a camera, a pen, a mic or a good idea? Then tell us about it!

Application deadline 24th of February

More information.

 

The Lamp literary journey is looking for submissions for its 2017 Issue

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 January 31st 2017  https://lampjournal.com/

 

Contest: My Thesis in 180 Seconds in French

If you are a PhD student and you speak French, join us on the 23rd March for a very special competition that will take place in Dublin, within the frame of the Month of La Francophonie 2017. Application deadline Thursday 2nd March.

 

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.

NUIG Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 2017

News & Events

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2017 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017 in Áras na Mac Léinn with talks/presentations taking place 12pm-5pm in The View. 

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

NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair.

Confirmed Exhibitors:

AIESEC Ireland – International Volunteering and Internships

ALIVE  – The NUI Galway Presidential Award for Volunteering

Amba France /Campus France – The French Embassy in Ireland

Bank Of Ireland

Camp Leaders Ireland – Summer Camp and resort jobs in the USA

Concern – Launching Concern World Champions competition.

Cultural Care Au Pair – Au Pair opportunities in the USA.

Global Citizen Award – EIL Intercultural learning a non-profit Irish company providing intercultural learning opportunities.

SAYIT – Plan your J1 summer.

Partnership International – Global Internships.

Serve  – Development and volunteering organisation committed to tackling poverty.

USIT  – Plan your J1 summer.

Food Stalls: 

Brown Bag Donuts

Joachim’s German Bratwurst

Men at Wok

Mick’s Crepes

Presentations in The View Upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn: 

12pm-1pm Cultural Care Au Pair: 12 Months with a family in America.

1pm-2pm Campus France: Higher Education in France: Discover French Education and Joie de Vivre! Campus France is in charge of promoting higher education and helping students to apply for French higher education institutions. Campus France Ireland is here to inform and guide you through your choices of training, help you to apply for an university or a grande école and reply to any of your questions. Do not hesitate to visit us!

2pm-3pm SAYIT Travel – All you need to know for your J1 Summer 2017!

3pm-4pm USIT: J1 Information Talk

4pm-5pm Partnership International: Global Internships

Students’ Union Invite Applications to Annual Charity Fund

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union has opened the application process for Charities wishing to be considered as beneficiaries for its annual fundraising campaign for 2016/17. Last year students took part in Croagh Patrick climbs, head shaves, leg waxes, cake sales, table quizzes, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €22,500 for charity in the process!

All of the money raised from these events was donated to the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/16 – Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

Application forms for the 2016/17 fund are available here and the closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 29th of August 2016. Please note that any canvassing will automatically disqualify your charity from this process.

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

For more information contact:
Jimmy McGovern, President, NUI Galway Students’ Union. Ph. 086 385 5502
Attached Photo 1: Left to right: Jimmy McGovern (NUIG SU VP/Welfare Officer 2015/16), Rebecca Melvin (NUIG SU VP/Education Officer 2015/16), Phelim Kelly (NUIG SU President 2015/16), Cathy Connolly (Galway Rape Crisis Centre) and Damien Duddy (Irish Cancer Society)

Students Launch Annual Report with €22,500 Donation to Charities

News & Events

NUI Galway Students’ Union launched their annual report celebrating a great year of student activism. The report outlines all the activities the SU has been involved in throughout the academic year including their charity events. Students took part in Croagh Patrick climbs, head shaves, leg waxes, cake sales, table quizzes, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €22,500 for charity in the process!

Copies of the annual report can be obtained from the SU Office and online here. 

All of the money raised from these events has been donated to the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/16 – Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

Phelim Kelly, Students’ Union President said:

“Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, students have once again done their bit to help others. NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves this year.”

Cathy Connolly of Galway Rape Crisis Centre said: “Galway Rape Crisis Centre is delighted and honoured to have been chosen as one of the NUI Galway Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/2016. NUI Galway Students’ Unions commitment in working towards the betterment of every member of society will provide the necessary and vital help the GRCC needs.”

John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: “We are delighted to be chosen as a charity partner for NUI Galway Students’ Union. As an independent charity, we rely on the public to support the work which we do in providing free services to cancer patients in Galway and across the country. One in three people in Ireland will now get cancer with incidence on the increase so demand for our services continues to grow.”

 

NUIG SU Charity Aquathon 2016 – CANCELLED

Uncategorized

NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Aquathon 2016 is CANCELLED. We will be contacting those that have registered for the event already to make alternative arrangements. 

 

SU Weekly Email 19 21st January 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 12pm-3pm this Weds 27th Jan

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 27th January in Áras na Mac Léinn. This event brings together J1 Visa Companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies and internships/training companies to help you plan your best summer ever!

Exhibitors Include: Alive NUI Galway, Bank of Ireland, AIESEC Ireland, Camp Leaders Ireland, Campus France Ireland, Junior Chamber International, Partnership International, SAYIT J1 USA, TaxBack.com, Travel Bug Ltd., USIT Ireland.

Market Stalls (because you can’t plan your summer on an empty stomach!): The Dough Bro’s Pizza, Boxty’s Load It, Men at Wok, The Pancake Factory, Brown Bag Donuts.

NUIG Alumni Election Today
Voting takes place today Thursday 21st of January from 11am-11pm by email vote to elect the NUIG Alumni member of Údarás na hOllscoile NUI Galway.

All NUI Galway Alumni who have registered with the Alumni Office should receive an email from the Alumni office this morning with a link to vote.

#MakeASmartVote General Election Hustings 7pm thisTues 26th January

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

More Information.

SHAG Week Hypnotist Tickets €5 on Sale NOW!

Following his sold out semester 1 gig we are delighted to announce that hilarious hypnotist Michael McCoy is back at 8pm on Monday 8th February in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk.

Take 2 Minute Survey & Win €50 SU Card Credit

Please take two minutes to complete our survey about the Students’ Union Website and you could win €50 SU Card credit to spend in the College Bar, Smokey’s, the SU Shop, the Wall or Caife na Gaeilge! Take Survey.

Exam Results
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, 14th and Friday 24th June by the Exams Office

Postgraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results will be released on Friday 1st July.

NUIG Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale now in the SU

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

EIPIC Free Screening TONIGHT!

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

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb – just 50 Spaces Available!

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Charity Croagh Patrick Climb takes place on Saturday 27th 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: 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.

New Smoke-Free Zones

Would you like to be a Smoke-Free Ambassador and help spread the word about our new smoke-free zones? Please click here to register your interest.

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. 

Life Skills 2016 Enrolment Now Open

  • 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

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

FREE Time Management Workshop 6.30pm Tues 26th Jan

Gain control of your time and life in this 1 hour workshop. 6.30pm-7.30pm Tuesday 26th January in AC202. Spaces are free but limited. Book your space with james.mccormack@nuigalway.ie or just show up on the night.

NUI Galway we need your heads! (Again!)

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

Election Countdown

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

#NUIGSU16

Galway Talk to Your TD Training this Sunday 10.30am

The Abortion Rights Campaign along with Galway Pro-Choice are offering you a FREE training in how to talk to your elected representatives. The ‘Talk to your TD Training’ will give you the skills that you need in the run up to the General Election to ensure that #Repealthe8th is a RED LINE ISSUE. More information.

Societies Spring Programme Launch

At 1pm on Monday 25th of January the Societies Office will launch their 2016 Spring Programme and their 2015 Yearbook in the Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn. All are welcome to attend – RSVP socsbox@socs.nuigalway.ie

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

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

FREE Facilitated Support and Skills Groups Book Now Via Email

Provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 25th Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC204

Arts Concourse

Science Council

Tues 26th Jan

6pm – 7pm

MY123

Áras Moyola

Health Sciences Council

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

Sin Issue 7

Read Issue 7 of Sin Newspaper.  

Nominations close 12pm TOMORROW for election of a Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile NUI Galway

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

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

More Information.  

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 6th of February.

The Brain Café: NUI Galway’s Second Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

NUI Galway’s Undergrad Research Conference will take place on 23 March, 2016. Registration is now open for attending and presenting at the conference. To find out more please visit our website.

We are also looking for enthusiastic undergraduates who would like to volunteer for the organising committee! In addition to meeting great like-minded people from across a wide range of disciplines on campus, all committee members will be awarded an ALIVE certificate for their participation. You will gain experience in behind the scenes, learning what it takes to run a conference – great addition to any CV! Contact us today to get involved at: nuigundergrad.conference@gmail.com

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

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

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

Pat Kenny Show 8th Amendment Debate this Friday

NUI Galway’s Literary and Debating Society will debate the 8th Amendment live on Newstalk radio’s Pat Kenny Show this Friday, 22nd January from 10.30am to 12.30pm from the Radisson Hotel, Galway. The Pat Kenny Show would like to invite NUI Galway students to come along and be part of a live audience during and after the debate.

If you are interested in coming along please email Gwen O’Sullivan at NUI Galway’s Press Office on gwen.osullivan@nuigalway.ie

Student participants needed for mindfulness study

You are invited to take part in a research study which involves evaluating the effects of a 6-week mindfulness meditation intervention on cognitive ability. Participants will spend 6-weeks learning about the concept and practice of mindfulness using Headspace, an app which runs on all major smartphones, tablets and web browsers and will be in with a chance to win a €100 voucher

For more information and to complete the screening form here

‘Germans and Jews Today: Living with the Holocaust?’

Public Lecture by Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Registrar & Deputy President 6.30pm Wednesday, January 27 in  Máirtín Ó Tnúthail Lecture Theatre, AM150, Arts Millennium Building.

More information: https://www.nuigalway.ie/mooreinstitute/

Ros na Rún Auditions

Ros na Rún will be holding open auditions on Friday 29th January in room 211 in Áras na nGael, NUI Galway. Contact 091-558400 or e-mail mairenic@rosnarun.com for further details.

Calling all Students – Get your work published in Hot Press and win other great prizes!

Write Here, Write Now is an exciting writing competition that aims to uncover the best new young writing talent in the country. All you have to do is write a story of Ireland in no more than 500 words – you can be as creative as you like! For further information go to https://www.hotpress.com/writeherewritenow/ and don’t miss out this exciting opportunity to get ahead in the writing game! 

4 Spaces Available on Global Awareness Programme

The Global Awareness Programme (GAP) in partnership with the Global Citizen Award is an exciting training, volunteering and awareness raising project based on 4 of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Volunteer for 8 weeks in a global goals-based project on an Quality Education, Good Health, Gender Equality or Life on Land placement in Thailand, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala or South Africa.

More Information.

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 14th January 2016

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. 

Give Blood Tonight

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

Clubs Day TODAY

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

Michael Bugler Memorial Mass

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

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

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Weds 27th January

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

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

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 18th Jan

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council

Tues 19th Jan

6pm – 7pm

O’Flaherty Theatre

Arts Concourse

Arts Council

Weds 20th Jan

5pm-6pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Weds 20th Jan

6pm – 7pm

ENG2001 Lecture Room 1

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 21st Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC204

Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council

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

Sin Issue 7

Read Issue 7 of Sin Newspaper.  

NUIG Connacht Rugby Tickets on sale now in the SU

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

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

1 Day Bar Skills Course

2 Day ASIST Course

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

10 Week Sign Language Course

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

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

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

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

More Information.  

Volunteers Needed for SU Charity Collection Day

We are looking for volunteers to help out with our SU Annual Charity Collection day on Saturday 6th February. We will be shaking buckets and convincing the good people of Galway to give us their spare change for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society. Please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you can help out at any of the following times 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm -5pm on Saturday the 6th of February.

Smoke-Free Zones

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

More information.

#MakeASmartVote General Election Hustings 7pm Tues 26th January

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

More Information.

EIPIC Free Screening

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

Election Countdown

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

#NUIGSU16

Free Once-Off Academic  Workshops to Enhance Exam Performance

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

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

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

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

Provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

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

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

NUI Galway Campus Online Forum

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

https://goo.gl/forms/YT1Cghj4lV

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

Class Title: Relaxation and Confidence

See times of sessions below:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benefits of presenting:

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

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

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

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

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

Reclaim 1916 Poetry Competition

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

RTÉ are recruiting 1916 Ambassadors

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

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

Call for Submissions!  

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

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

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

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

What will you do in 2016?

Learn Sign Language

SU Life Skills 10 Week Course starts 19th January

Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 27th January

Raise money for charity

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

Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 18th February

Get Fit

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

Learn to save lives

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

Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 27th February

Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

ASIST Course now enrolling

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

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

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

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

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

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

SU Life Skills Yoga Now Enrolling

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

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

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

Contact Us

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

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

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

NUIG Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 2016

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The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2016 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 27th January 2016 in Áras na Mac Léinn.

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

NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair. 

Confirmed Exhibitors: 

AIESEC Ireland 

Alive NUI Galway

Bank of Ireland

Camp Leaders Ireland

Campus France Ireland 

Partnership International

SAYIT J1USA 

TaxBack.com

Travel Bug Ltd

USIT Ireland 

Confirmed Food Vendors: 

Boxty’s Load It 

Brown Bag Donuts

Men at Wok

The Dough Bro’s Wood Fired Pizza 

The Pancake Factory 

For more information contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie