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NUI Galway Students’ Union Wind Down Week / Seachtain Scíthe Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

Faigh faoiseamh ón strus agus lig do scíth

Monday 1st April / Dé Luain an 1 Aibreán

Tuesday 2nd April / Dé Máirt an 2 Aibreán

Wednesday 3rd April / Dé Céadaoin an 3 Aibreán

Thursday 4th April / Déardaoin an 4 Aibreán

Friday 5th/Saturday 6th April / Dé hAoine an 5/Dé Sathairn an 6 Aibreán

More information from / Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

SU Weekly Email 1 – 30th August 2018

Weekly Email

Welcome to the first weekly email from your Students’ Union for the new academic year.

 

What is the Students’ Union?

“The mission of the Union shall be to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.” – Constitution of the Students’ Union

The SU is a representative organisation that is independent from the University and consists of all registered students at NUI Galway.  As the SU is an independent body, the SU officers do not have to answer to the University authorities – we only answer to you, our members who have elected us.

These are the officers here in the Students’ Union working for you this year to promote and defend your rights:

President: Megan su.president@nuigalway.ie

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

Vice-President/Welfare & Equality: Clare su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

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

Mature Students: Chuka Paul su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Taught: Cameron su.pgtaught@nuigalway.ie

Postgraduate Research: Jibran su.pgresearch@nuigalway.ie

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

Societies: Brandon su.socs@nuigalway.ie

Clubs: Ryan su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

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

Convenor Science: Scott su.science@nuigalway.ie

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

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

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

International Students: Daniel su.international@nuigalway.ie

Gender and LGBT+ Rights: Alex su.lgbt@nuigalway.ie

Disability Rights: Muireann su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Lockers On Sale this Monday 3rd September

You need to register at www.su.nuigalway.ie and pay online and collect your key from the SU Office 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. Please note if you’ve booked a locker in Áras Moyola or the Engineering Buildng you collect your key from the SU desk in the Engineering building 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

 

FREE SU Diaries

Get your FREE SU Diary and handbook next week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and outside the SU Shop. We also have FREE Flirt FM Wall Planners for you.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Orientation Week 2018

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

Monday 3rd September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, free SU Diaries, free Wall Planners, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

12pm-3pm My First Day at NUIG SU Photo Booth in foyer of Áras Na Mac Léinn

4pm-7pm Table Quiz with comedian Karl Spain at Sult

8pm till late Post Electric Picnic party with DJ Paul Belton at Sult includes Filthy Food Menu Sampling.

Tuesday 4th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Sult Takeover with your SU Officers. Free Food, Free Wristbands and your chance to ask your SU Officers anything.

8pm till late Bingo Loco at Sult

Wednesday 5th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Keys to Adventure Party with the Morganettes at Sult.

8pm till late Bongo Steve at Sult

Thursday 6th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

4pm-7pm Speed Friending with Steve Bennett at Sult.

8pm till late Daithi at Sult

Friday 7th September

10am-5pm SU Office: Get your SU Card, Student Leap Card, Locker, Second hand Books, play our Giant Games and maybe win a prize!

9pm till late Postgradaoke at Sult

 

SU Outdoor Cinema Monday 10th September

Our SU Outdoor Cinema is back (weather depending) at 8pm on Monday 10th of September outside the Engineering Building. There will be FREE popcorn for the first 100 people and you can vote on our Facebook page for the film you want us to show. Make sure you bring something to sit on and don’t bring any alcohol or you will be asked to leave.

 

Crisis Campout

We are holding a Crisis Campout in Eyre Square on Tuesday the 11th of September to call attention to the need for the Government to act on the National Accommodation crisis. We need affordable student purpose built accommodation in order to alleviate this crisis.

 

Books – Buy & Sell

Remember we sell second-hand books to save you a bit of cash and we can also sell them on your behalf to make you some cash! Have a look at our second-hand bookshop for more information on buying or selling here.

 

SU Freshers’ Fair Tuesday 18th September

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair is back with ALL THE FREEBIES! Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Tuesday 18th of September for giant inflatable games, food, freebies, tunes and competitions.

 

NUIG Free STI Clinic

The free STI Clinic will reopen in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn from the week of the 10th of September. The clinic is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Connacht Rugby Tickets Discount Code

There are 50 reduced rate NUIG Student tickets available online using the following code for the Connacht vs Glasgow match: NUIG-Glasgow-1819

Please note that all purchasers will have to show valid student ID on the night to gain entry to the match at the Sportsground on College Road, failure to do this will result in payment of the difference.

 

Your Student Transition Officer

Gráinne Morahan is the new Transition Officer who is available to support you, if you are a first year HEAR students, Access student and or if you entered directly with a QQI/ FET qualification. Gráinne is here to help ease you into University life assisting with social, personal, financial and academic experiences. You can meet with Gráinne any Tuesday morning during term, between 10.00 – 13.00 in Room G011, Ground Floor, Block E.  You can also ring to make an appointment on 091-493 298  or email transitionofficer@nuigalway.ie

More Information.

 

Life Skills Sign Up Open

Spaces are filling up fast for our Life Skills Courses for this year. You can sign up in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card for:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
  • Sign Language
  • Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
  • Cardiac First Responder Course
  • Child Protection Training
  • Yoga
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • First Aid Responder Course

 

Want to Join the Students’ Union Officer Team?

Applications open at 10am on Thursday 13th of September for the new SU Officer position of Ethnic Minorities Officer. Application forms will be available from the SU Office and SU Website and must be returned before 5pm on Wednesday 19th of September to the box in the SU Office. The election will take place on Thursday 27th of September.

 

SU Comedy Gig 8pm Monday 24th September €5

NUI Galway Students’ Union presents Alison Spittle and Kevin McGahern at 8pm on Monday 24th of September in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are €5 and are on sale now from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm).

 

Academic Skills Hub

Develop core academic skills with NUI Galway’s Academic Skills Hub at www.nuigalway.ie/academic-skills. This online resource is packed with tips and information to ensure success in your studies. You can also drop into the Library’s Academic Skills Hub desk for one-to-one support.

 

Student Leap Cards now just €10

The shiny new Student Leap Cards are available now from the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. All you need to do is bring yourself, your new college ID, €10 and a smile for the photo we will take of you. These are valid until the 31st of December 2019.

 

Graduating soon?

Don’t forget to register for your vote in the Seanad Éireann elections. Register Here.

 

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Louis 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.

 

Financial Aid Fund opens 10th Sept

The Financial Aid 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. 

Semester 1 Financial Aid Fund Online Applications open on Monday 10th of September and close at 12 noon on Monday 1st OctoberMore information.

 

Sign Up For Your Free SU Card Today!

Get your free SU Card and earn points or free products every time you shop with us. Your SU Card can be used in any Students’ Unions outlet: Sult, Students’ Union Shop, Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café, Caifé na Gaeilge. Students’ Union outlets are open longer than other outlets, have the best prices and sell a huge range of products, so you will quickly start to earn benefits.

Also, when you spend money in SU outlets, that money stays on campus supporting student jobs and students’ union services. No other campus operator can say that!

 

Sin Needs You!

The Sin newspaper editor Áine is looking for volunteers to help out with the on campus newspaper and website during the year. If you are interested in helping drop her a line to editor.sin@gmail.com or message her via the Sin Facebook page here.

 

Give Blood Next Week

Please Give Blood in the Menlo Park Hotel Galway

  • 5pm-8.30pm Tuesday 4th September
  • 5pm-8.30pm Wednesday 5th September
  • 5pm-8.30pm Thursday 6th September

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

SU Weekly Email 33 – 4th of May 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of the year from your Students’ Union!

Please note ALL Locker Keys must be returned before 5pm Tuesday 16th of May

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term

Summer Holiday Hours

  • The SU Cloakroom will close for the summer at 5pm  tomorrow Friday 5th
  • The SU Engineering Desk close for the summer at 3pm on Wednesday 10th of May.
  • The SU Office summer opening hours will start from Monday 15th May and we will be open 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday during the summer.
  • From the 1stof June the Student Health Unit will only be seeing Postgrad & Masters students. Opening hours during the summer: 09:30am-12:30pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm.
  • Computer DISC, SUMS and the Academic Writing Centre are all closed for the summer now.

More details of who’s open/closed for the summer will be available on our website shortly.

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August. The results of the Autumn Exams will be out on Friday 1st of September.

 

SU 8 Week Yoga Course €40

We are now taking sign-ups for our 8 week Ashtanga yoga course during the summer. You can register in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card. The course cost is €40.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May) – COURSE FULL
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May) – 5 SPACES LEFT

 

Galway Lifeboat Station needs Volunteers

Galway Lifeboat Station are looking for volunteers to sell their Yellow Welly pins. If you have an hour or two to spare over the weekend they would love your help!

Please contact Anthony_hiney@rnli.org.uk

  • Friday 5 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Eyre Square Centre & Tesco Oranmore
  • Monday 7th May Aldi Stores in Knocknacarra, Westside, Headford Road & Oranmore.

 

Staying in Galway for the Summer?

You will be flat out! Visit our website for our guide to everything going on in Galway this summer. Yay summer!

 

Cash in your SU Card Points Now!

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. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

 

Give 2 Hours to Help the Homeless in Galway

Cope Galway have their Annual Flag Day collection on Saturday 13th May – can you spare 2hrs to help? Contact fundraising@copegalway.ie or call/text 085 8597898.

 

FREE Breakfasts!

NUI Galway students can get free Porridge in Sult and Smokey’s Café  9am-10am/while stocks last each morning.

 

Be a Charity Concierge at Electric Picnic

Charity Concierge volunteers provide a drinks waiting service around the festival arena to help customers add a little luxury to their festival experience. As a Concierge you’ll never be left miles from the arena, guarding a gate for hours on end: Concierges are always found at the heart of the festival meaning you don’t have to miss your favourite acts even while volunteering. You’ll have a tangible and direct positive impact – the service is charged at a €6 donation, and every €12 you raise could pay for everything a child needs to go to school for a whole month.

 

Dates for your Diary

Mon 28th Aug SU Lockers On Sale
Fri 1st Sept Autumn/Repeat Exam Results Out
Mon 4th Sept Teaching Begins
Weds 13th Sept SU Freshers’ Fair
Mon 16th – Fri 20th Oct Conferring Week
Sat 25th Nov Teaching Ends
Mon 27th Nov – Sat 2nd Dec Study Week 1
Mon 4th Dec – Fri 15th Dec Exams

 

Funding Pathways for Early Career Researchers: an Interdisciplinary Guide 10am TODAY School of Psychology Room G065
This session is aimed at early career researchers looking to find out what to do upon finishing their PhDs or when trying to secure funding! It will be a short seminar where we’ll hear useful remarks from the Research Office on how and where to look for funding in different disciplines. We will also have experienced researchers from NUIG discussing the difference between establishing a research career in academia and industry!
More details can be found here. Light lunch will be provided after the session. The event is free but spaces are limited! Register here to secure a place.

 

Darkness Into Light This Weekend!

You can register online here.

 

Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs Now Open

The Competitive Start Fund (CSF) aims to support early stage start-ups.  A competition, specifically for Female Entrepreneurs or female-led start-ups, active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products will close on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 3pm. Further details

More Details.

 

Student Health Unit during Exams

During the exams the Student Health Unit will be open for exam emergencies daily 8.30am-5.30pm (Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm) Monday-Friday.

Regular hours for non-emergencies are from 9.15am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday.

 

Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.

 

PC Suites Unavailable during Exams
The following PC Suites will be unavailable from 17:00 on Friday, April 21st until 17:30 on Wednesday, May 10th as they are being used for exams:
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– ENG-2016
– ENG-2017

– Finnegan

SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday 12th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.

 

The Year Ahead

The Academic Calendar for 2017/18 is 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 upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Monday to Friday 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm during the summer.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Monday – Thursday 11am-3pm and Friday 11am-2pm. Closing 3pm Wednesday 10th May for the summer.

 

Thank You!

We would just like to thank everyone for a great year and remember that the current SU Officers are still working for you until the 30th of June. The newly elected officers will take up office on the 1st of July. We hope you all have a great summer. The Weekly Email will be back in September!

 

SU Weekly Email 32 – 27th April 2017

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

WIN A €200 CASH PRIZE!

All you have to do is complete our survey’s in the links below. Remember you must complete both surveys to be in with a chance to win the cask prize, best of luck!

Food Services Questionnaire-Survey 1

Bar and Entertainment Questionnaire-Survey 2

Connacht Tickets LAST HOME GAME THIS YEAR

We now have €15 NUIG student tickets on sale for the final Connacht Rugby home match this season against Scarlets at 19:35 on Saturday the 29th of April. On sale in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

SU 8 Week Yoga Course €40

We are now taking sign-ups for our 8 week Ashtanga yoga course during the summer. You can register in the SU Office or phone 091 524810 to pay by credit card. The course cost is €40.

  • Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May)
  • Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 11th May-Thurs 6th July 2017 (no class Thurs 18th May)

Applications are invited for funding from the NUI Galway Student Project Fund for projects beginning in September 2017

In order to be considered for funding the project must support the strategic priorities identified in the Student Project Fund Strategic Priority document and must fall into any one, or a combination, of the following categories:

  • Service
  • Web-based development
  • Equipment
  • Building.
  • Research

Proposals may be made by individual people/groups/groups in collaboration. Projects involving collaborations/partnerships are encouraged.

A project must cost a minimum of €5,000 to be eligible for consideration. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Thursday 11th May, 2017. Application form and more information.

 

The Dog-Tor will See You!

We are now taking bookings for 15 minutes slot appointments with Max the SU Puppy (although he’s looking a bit bigger than puppy size now!) 10am-12pm Wednesday 10th May.

FREE Breakfasts!

NUI Galway students can get free Porridge in Sult and Smokey’s Café  9am-10am/while stocks last each morning.

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill as a means of tackling our society’s harmful relationship with alcohol.

Did you know?

  • According to the Health Research Board, at least 75% of alcohol consumed in Ireland is as part of a binge.
  • 88 people die every month as a direct result of alcohol in Ireland.
  • In Ireland alcohol is a factor in 50% of completed suicides.
  • Alcohol harm costs the Irish Taxpayer an estimated €3.7 billion in health, crime and public order.
  • 78% of Irish people believe that the Irish Government has a responsibility to implement measures to protect the public from high levels of alcohol consumption.

We ask you show your support by Liking and Sharing the ‘Hands off our Health’ Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/handsoffourhealth/

Micheline’s Three Conditions

On Thursday the 4th of May four cases of gender discrimination in NUI Galway will come before the High Court in Dublin. A demonstration will take place in support of the four women. The Students’ Union is organising a bus for students who wish to attend. Bus departs Galway at 9am on Thursday 4th May and will be back in Galway at approximately 4pm.

Tickets are €2, and are available from the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. NUI Galway Student ID Required.

 

Return your locker keys!

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out before 5pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017. We have over 3,200 lockers so we can’t “mind” your property until you get back from your holidays. Everything will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity. All keys must be dropped up to the Students’ Union Office in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Lockers will be available to purchase on our website from 10am on Monday 28th August 2017 for the 2017/18 term.

 

Student Health Unit during Exams

During the exams the Student Health Unit will be open for exam emergencies daily 8.30am-5.30pm (Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm) Monday-Friday.

Regular hours for non-emergencies are from 9.15am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm Monday-Friday.

Closed Monday 1st May for Bank Holiday.

 

Grant Applications Open

SUSI is NOW OPEN for applications for the 2017-18 academic year for new and renewal students. Apply online here.

 

PC Suites Unavailable during Exams
The following PC Suites will be unavailable from 17:00 on Friday, April 21st until 17:30 on Wednesday, May 10th as they are being used for exams:
– Arts Millennium
– ENG-G046
– ENG-2016
– ENG-2017

– Finnegan

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. Cash balances will be unaffected. If you have any queries, please contact us.

 

Exam Results and Repeats

Exam Results will be released online between Tuesday 15th and Friday 23rd of June. Autumn exams are scheduled to take place from Tuesday 8th and Friday 18th of August.

 

The Online Marketing in Galway Digital Marketing Awards are open to students this year for the first time ever!

As it is the first year, there are no strict rules but the application deadline is this FRIDAY 28th of April!

If you did a presentation related to Digital Marketing, Media, e-commerce, or Web Development you can upload that in PDF format or Word format. We are conscious that some might be very long, for that reason there is an open ended question on the application that asks students to enter up to 200 words to describe the project, top level statistics, objectives and findings. The application should be painless, and the awards night is always a night for all to enjoy! Apply here – https://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/

 

SU Second-hand Bookstore Clear-out

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any book belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 5pm Friday 12th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free. We will be accepting books again at the end of August.

 

#MondayMassage changed to Wednesday next week due to Bank Holiday

#MondayMassage offers treatments at an affordable rate to NUI Galway staff and students. 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

Every Monday in “The Space” while the wellness room is being renovated. Keep an eye out for some extra dates during exam time #ExamDeStress Call or txt Mick on 086 837 8589 to book.

 

OMiG Awards – 50 Student Tickets available – FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Students can fill out this VERY short form!! A discount code will be sent to the students for 60% off (first come, first served).

Do You Want to Change the World?

The 8×8 Festival is coming to campuses around Ireland again this autumn and is looking for coordinators. Learn how to design, develop and deliver a film and photography festival on your campus. The 8×8 Festival is a great way for you to meet new people, gain new skills and find out more about important global issues.

  • Deadline for applications is May 1st (midnight) and successful candidates will be notified by mid-May.
  • A training weekend for all coordinators takes place in May, followed by three monthly meet-ups in June, July and August.
  • The 8×8 Festival will be launched at end of September/start of October, spending a week at each campus.

https://www.suas.ie/8×8-festival

 

Galway Lifeboat Station needs Volunteers

Galway Lifeboat Station are looking for volunteers to sell their Yellow Welly pins. If you have an hour or two to spare over the next 2 weekends they would love your help!

Please contact Anthony_hiney@rnli.org.uk

  • Friday 28 April Orantown Centre
  • Saturday 29 April Galway Shopping Centre
  • Friday 5 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Eyre Square Centre
  • Saturday 6 May Tesco Oranmore
  • Monday 7th May Aldi Stores in Knocknacarra, Westside, Headford Road & Oranmore.

 

The Year Ahead

The Academic Calendar for 2017/18 is available here https://www.nuigalway.ie/academic_dates/academic_term_dates.html

 

Darkness Into Light Registration

Don’t forget there are two ways you can register:
1) online at: https://dil.pieta.ie/event-information/venues/galway-city

or

2) At the Galway pop-up shop, where you can register and collect your t-shirt 12pm-6pm this Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April upstairs in the Eyre Square Shopping Centre.

€500 Blockchain Essay Competition

Compose an essay on the social, civil or governmental implications of Blockchain in Ireland to be in with a chance to win €500, get published on all BAI social channels, and make a striking addition to your CV!

Competition is at https://blockchainireland.org/socialcomp/

 

Eisenhower Fellowships

Youth Leaders Network – Ireland and Northern Ireland. Future of Work Conference, Malaga, 14-17 September 2017

Application deadline: 12 noon on Monday, 8th May

https://www.youth.ie/nyci/Eisenhower-Fellowships-open-application

 

NUI Galway May Bank Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Office will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen 10am Tues 2nd May.
  • The SU Engineering Desk will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen 11am Tues 2nd May.
  • The Library will be open 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 29th April, 10am-5.30pm Sun 30th April & 8.30am-10pm Mon 1st May (no Desk Service).
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Mon 1st May.
  • SUMS, Computer DISC and The Academic Writing Centre are now closed until September.
  • Sult will be closed Mon 1st May and will reopen at 8.30am Tues 2nd May.
  • The SU Shop will be open 10am-4pm Sat 29th April, 10am-4pm Sun 30th April & 10am-5pm Mon 1st May.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open 9am-5pm Sat 29th April, 10am-5pm Sun 30th April & 10am-5pm Mon 1st May.
  • The Wall Café will be open 9am-3pm Sat 29th April, 11am-3pm Sun 30th April & 11am-3pm Mon 1st May.
  • Caife na Gaeilge will be closed on Mon 1st May and will reopen on Tues 2nd May.

 

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.

Yoga

SU Life Skills

Description: This 8 week Ashtanga Yoga course has a beginners/improvers level and an intermediate level. Ashtanga yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

Instructor: Marese Cregg

Dates/Times 2018/19 Courses:

  • Beginners/Improvers: 6pm-7.30pm Thurs 6th June – Thurs 25th July 2019
  • Intermediate: 7.30pm-9pm Thurs 6th June – Thurs 25th July 2019

Course Venue: The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn/The Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Cost: €40 Pay in the SU Office or by Debit/Credit Card on 091 493 570. Please note the SU Office is open 10am-12.30pm & 2pm-4.30pm Mon-Fri during the summer.

Please bring your own mat if you have one! 

SU Weekly Email 17 7th January 2016

Weekly Email

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

What will you do in 2016?

Learn Sign Language

SU Life Skills 10 Week Course starts 19th January

Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 27th January

Raise money for charity

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

Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 18th February

Get Fit

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

Learn to save lives

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

Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 27th February

Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

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

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

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

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

1 Day Bar Skills Course

2 Day ASIST Course

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

10 Week Sign Language Course

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

Clubs Day

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

Socs Day & Volunteering Fair

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

 

Advisory Session for applicants to the IRC Postgraduate Scholarship Schemes

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

CampusCreate

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

Semester 2: Ball Season!

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

ASIST Course now enrolling

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

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

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

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

Course options are: 
• 12pm-1pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)
• 1pm-2pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March) – Just 3 Spaces Left
• 6pm-7pm Wednesday (20th January-23rd March)
• 6pm-7pm Thursday (21st January-7th April)

SU Life Skills Yoga Now Enrolling

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

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

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

Free Anxiety Management Workshops

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

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

Free Assertiveness Workshops

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

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 16 17th December 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last Weekly Email of 2015 from your Students’ Union.

Christmas Day

Remember way back when we had Christmas in November? Well here’s a little video we made on the day to get you in the holiday spirit! Yay Christmas!

Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now in the SU Office

  • Connacht vs Ulster 18:00 Saturday 26th December €15

ASIST Course now enrolling

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

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

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

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

Course options are: 
• 12pm-1pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March)
• 1pm-2pm Tuesday (19th January-22nd March) – Just 3 Spaces Left
• 6pm-7pm Wednesday (20th January-23rd March)
• 6pm-7pm Thursday (21st January-7th April)

SU Life Skills Yoga Now Enrolling

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

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

  •  6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers – Just 4 Spaces Left
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate 

Student Travelcards & ISIC Cards Expiring 31st December 2015

Please check the expiration date on your Student Travelcard/ISIC Card – if it expires on 31st December 2015 make sure you call in to us before the Christmas break to renew it if you want cheap travel over the holidays! The Students’ Union office will close on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen at 10am on Thursday 7th January.

We take your photo and print the card off straight away for just €15.

Free Anxiety Management Workshops

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

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

Free Assertiveness Workshops

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

To sign up contact aisling@optimum-health.ie

Coming up in 2016

Mon 11th Jan

Teaching Begins

Tues 12th Jan

Clubs Day

Weds 13th Jan

Socs Day & Volunteering Fair

Mon 18th Jan

SU Council

Weds 27th Jan

SU Working & Traveling Abroad Fair

Mon 1st Feb

SU Council

Sat 6th Feb

SU Annual Charity Collection in Town

Mon 8th Feb – Fri 12th Feb

SU SHAG Week II

Thurs 18th Feb

SU Full Time Election Nominations OPEN

Tues 23rd Feb

SU Charity Aquathon

Thurs 25th Feb

SU Part Time Election Nominations OPEN

Sat 27th Feb

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb

Mon 29th Feb

SU Council

Thurs 3rd March

SU Full Time Officer Election Day

Thurs 10th March

SU Part Time Officer Election Day

Thurs 17th March

St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday

Thurs 24th March – Tues 29th March

Easter Holidays (Teaching 11th Jan-19th March & Teaching 4th April-16th April)

Sat 16th April

Teaching Ends

Mon 18th April-Sat 23rd April

Study Week

Mon 25th April

Exams Begin

Weds 11th May

Exams End

Tues 2nd Aug-Fri 12th Aug

Autumn Exams

 

Contact Us

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

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

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

NUI Galway 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 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 is closed 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 Dec, 10am-12.30pm Tuesday 29th Dec, 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!

SU Weekly Email 15 10th December 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your Weekly Email from your Students’ Union.

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 
  • 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate 

Exam Buses to Salthill

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. Look out for the red double decker bus.

#BestOfLuckToYeLads

Extra Study Space for Christmas Exams 2015

Monday 7th December – Friday 18th December 8am-10pm

Arts/Science Concourse

O’Flaherty Theatre*, Darcy Thompson Theatre, McMunn Theatre, Tyndall Theatre, Larmor Theatre, TB303, TB304, TB305, TB307

Engineering Building

ENG-G017 Lecture Theatre 02, ENG-G018 Lecture Theatre 01

Connacht Rugby Tickets on Sale now in the SU Office

  • Connacht vs Newcastle SOLD OUT!  
  • Connacht vs Ulster 18:00 Saturday 26th December €15

Collection for the Homeless Weds 16th Dec

NUIG Rover Soc is organising a collection for the homeless of Galway on Wednesday 16th December. Any clothes, non-perishable foods, bed clothes and hobby materials that you can’t take home with you can go to a worthy cause! They will be driving around to all the main student accommodations so join the event here and tell your friends!

Upcoming FREE Workshops for PhD Students

9am-12pm Thursday 28th January: How to Plan Your PhD REGISTER HERE

1pm-4pm Thursday 28th January: Defeating Self-Sabotage REGISTER HERE

Student Travelcards & ISIC Cards Expiring 31st December 2015

Please check the expiration date on your Student Travelcard/ISIC Card – if it expires on 31st December 2015 make sure you call in to us before the Christmas break to renew it if you want cheap travel over the holidays! The Students’ Union office will close at on Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen at 10am on Thursday 7th January.

We take your photo and print the card off straight away for just €15.

University Crèche – Meeting Notice

Parents / Guardians of children in the University Crèche (or interested in enrolling in the Crèche) are invited to a meeting in AC201 (Concourse of Arts/Science Building):

The two options are either:

Thursday 10th December 2015 at 4.00pm – 5.00pm OR Friday 11th December 2015 at 1.00 pm to 2.00pm

This will be an opportunity to get an overview and update on the Crèche (from Theresa Murphy, Spraoi Early Learning Centre), participate in a discussion on safety and gain information on Crèche Comm (software).

This will also be an opportunity to elect new members for the Crèche Parents Committee. For queries on the meeting please email michael.heffernan@nuigalway.ie 

Taxback.com are offering all NUI Galway students and their friends a 10% discount on Irish and USA tax refund applications.

Taxback.com have been helping Irish students to claim taxes back for almost 20 years

Average US refund is USD $800. Average Irish refund is EUR €880.

To get your free estimation just click below:

$1·         Complete USA application online

$1·         Get a free Irish estimation online

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 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, Tuesday 29th 10am-12.30pm and 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.  

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.

NUIG Alumni Galway Christmas Gathering

On Thursday 17th December from 6.30pm the NUIG Alumni Office will be holding their annual Christmas Gathering in Galway. There will be a performance from Cois Cladaigh and alumni, friends and NUI Galway staff are welcome. All proceeds from the night will go directly to the Student Hardship fund and tickets can be purchased by visiting www.tinyurl.com/Galway15 

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 (Closing Friday 11th December for Christmas)

SU Weekly Email 25 – 12th March 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

VOTE TODAY!

Today you are asked to vote to elect your SU Part Time Officers for 2015/16. You are also asked to vote in a referendum on an amendment to the Students’ Union Constitution. Your vote is your voice so make sure you use it!

Polling Stations will are open in the following locations and you need your NUIG ID with you to vote:

  • An Bhialann 10am-7pm
  • Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-8pm
  • Engineering Building 12pm-4pm
  • Remote Vote 10am-8pm on SU Website (for those who registered before midnight last night)

Society Auditors & Club Captains please note you may only vote at the polling station in An Bialann. Remote Vote option is not available for Socs Chair or Clubs Captain election.

SU Personal Safety  and Awareness Course now enrolling€5

We are now enrolling students for our Personal Safety and Awareness course which takes place 1pm-5pm Thursday 19th March. The cost of the course is €5 and you can sign up now in the Students’ Union Office.

Course Aim/objectives: To instil a focused and active sense of personal safety and awareness of dangers in the course participants and point them towards further help and education. This course is being run by Dave King of the SU Security Team in conjunction with the Gardaí.

David O’Doherty Tickets on Sale Now!

David O’Doherty is coming back to NUIG to tell us how he has Checked Everything on Monday 13th April at 8pm in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Building Desk.

J1 Ireland are on campus TODAY!

If you are thinking of heading over to Chicago on the J1 this summer call in to Áras na Mac Léinn today 11am-3pm and talk to J1 Ireland about it. https://j1ireland.com/

Have you signed up yet for Please Talk NUI Galway FREE Volunteer Training? 
The next session is at 1pm TODAY Thursday 12th March and you can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/please-talk-volunteer-training-tickets-16052024036

Scheduled downtime for the WiFi Service: To facilitate essential maintenance the WiFi service will be unavailable as follows –
Area Affected: Entire NUI Galway Campus Date / Time: Friday 13th March – 19:00 to 23:00
Area Affected: James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway Date / Time: From Friday 13th March at 19:00 until Sunday 15th March at 17:30
This downtime will affect both NUIGWiFi and eduroam users. The wired network service will not be impacted.

If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk Tel. 091 495777 Email: servicedesk@nuigalway.ie

Have you applied for your ALIVE Certificate yet?

The ALIVE certificate recognises your hard work as a volunteer whether that’s through your work as a Class Rep, an SU volunteer, a society member, a club member or volunteering in a charity. The application deadline for this Presidential Award for Volunteering is 5pm on Friday 20th of March. Just login at www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie and go to the ALIVE Certificate application section. This certificate is a great addition to your CV And there will be an awards ceremony on Tuesday 31st March at 11.30am in the Bailey Allen Hall where you can meet other recipients.

8 Week Yoga Course €40

The next 8 week Yoga course with Marese Cregg is now enrolling in the Students’ Union Office. The cost of the course is €40 and you can sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493570 to pay by credit card. The course will run from Thursday 19th March to Thursday 14th of May – please note that there is no class on Thursday 7th of May.

·         Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm

·         Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm

#NUIGSU15 Election Results so far

Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union Sabbatical officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are: President Phelim Kelly, Vice-President/Education Officer Rebecca Melvin and Vice-President/Welfare Officer Jimmy McGovern. Cathal Sherlock was also elected as your SU Council Chair for the year ahead. The students of NUI Galway also voted that the Students’ Union will now actively support the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults aged 18 years and over. 

No nominations were received for the positions of SU Mature Students’ Officer and SU Convenor of the School of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences so we will be reopening nominations for these two positions shortly. Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie if you are interested in running.

Do you Blog?
Nominations close at 5pm this Friday 13th of March for the Online Marketing in Galway Awards and there are €20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs including cold, hard cash! https://www.galwaymarketing.ie/awards/

Ireland’s only Harry Potter convention, PotterFest Galway is coming to NUIG this weekend Friday 13th-Sunday 15th March!

Visitors of all ages will have the chance to experience the magic of the Wizarding World right here in Galway. Áras na Mac Léinn will be transformed into Hogwarts for three days of magical fun, with a huge variety of events such as Potter-themed games, cosplay competitions, panels, classes, roleplaying workshops and guest speakers on everything Potter. Special guests over the weekend are set to include Wizard Wrock act Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons, as well as the creators of upcoming original fan film, “Mudblood and the Book of Spells”. Pre-registration is now open on Eventbrite.ie. Standard Day tickets cost €10, while full weekend tickets are only €15. Special concessions are available for families and children under 12. Tickets will also be available at the door. Come and celebrate JK Rowling’s beloved series this bank-holiday weekend in Galway. Let the magic begin!  https://www.potterfestgalway.com

Are you an undergraduate student? Over the age of 18? Who experiences anxiety in social situations?

If you are interested in taking part in a confidential​ 10 minute online survey examining the impact of Social Anxiety on daily living activities and academic activities in undergraduates or would like further information contact k.dillane1@nuigalway.ie (4th year Occupational Therapy student) or access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZNDMHVJ

Undergrad Awards

Submissions are now open for the Undergraduate Awards -the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme. Submit up to three pieces of your academic work and get your academic achievements recognised!

https://www.undergraduateawards.com/

Are you a university student with developmental coordination disorder (also known as dyspraxia)? If so, please read this!

My name is Lisa Hynes and I am a fourth year occupational therapy student here in NUI Galway. I am currently seeking university students with a diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia) to participate in a research study exploring participation in daily life activities. Participants will be asked to complete one confidential interview with the researcher in Áras Moyola, NUI Galway.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact me for further information. Your participation would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Lisa Email: l.hynes5@nuigalway.ie

Is Too Much Exercise Bad for Your Heart?

Free public talk 7pm Friday 20th March in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway. More information and booking at www.croi.ie

Complete Buildings Office Customer Survey – win €50

The Buildings Office is conducting a Customer Survey to gather feedback on what areas of our service that you, our customers, are satisfied with and also on areas that we can improve on.  Please help us by taking the time to complete this short, on-line survey.

All respondents to the survey who give their email address (in question 10) will be entered into a prize draw for two €50 vouchers to be added to your Students’ Union Card. The SU Card allows you to spend in the SU Shop and all SU catering outlets.  The Survey closes on Thursday 26th March.

Survey link https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg57e3a

Discounted Tickets for MojoCon

RTÉ MojoCon Ireland is a conference aimed at photography, social media and journalism students which is being held on 27th March and 28th March 2015.  https://mojocon.rte.ie/

We are offering a 50% discount to students, to check out the discount please click on the following link:- https://mojocon.rte.ie/2015/02/24/announcing-a-special-group-discount-for-students 

Tickets are limited, so if you are interested in this offer then please e-mail me: Cliona.OReilly@rte.ie and please enter the subject of the e-mail MOJOCON

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness Course Thursday, 26th March 6:30-9:30pm G010 Moore Institute seminar room, Hardiman Building

What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help save lives. This course is being run by the HSE West with the support of NUI Galway Health Promotion Service

For an application and further information, email cindy.dring@nuigalway.ie

Connacht Rugby Tickets

Connacht vs Ulster NUIG Student Tickets €15 (College Road Stand) on sale now from the SU Office and Engineering Desk. Kick-off is 14:40 Saturday 11th April.

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.

Registration is open for Darkness Into Light in aid of Pieta House

Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, the annual 5km walk/run in aid of Pieta House will celebrate its seventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2015, with 80 venues across Ireland and beyond lined up including Salthill in Galway. Student registration rate is €15. https://dil.pieta.ie/

St Patrick’s Day Arrangements

The following will be closed on Saint Patrick’s Day Tuesday 17th of March:

The Library, The SU Cloakroom, The SU Office, The SU Shop, The Student Health Unit, The College Bar, The Hub, Caife na Gaeilge, Smokey’s Café.

The Wall Café will be open with reduced hours. The Reading Room will be open as usual.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Don’t forget to call your Mammy – it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday!

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 16 – 8th January 2015

Weekly Email

Welcome to your first weekly email of 2015 from your Students’ Union. Happy New Year! We hope you had a good Christmas break.

What will you do in 2015?

$1·         Learn Sign Language

SU Life Skills 10 Week Course starts 27th January

$1·         Have the Best Summer Ever

SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 28th January

$1·         Raise money for charity

SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 7th February for Console & BeLonG To

$1·         Run for Election

SU Election Nominations open Thursday 19th February

$1·         Get Fit

SU Charity Aquathon Tuesday 24th February 750m swim/5km run

$1·         Learn to save lives

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

$1·         Climb a Mountain

SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb 28th February

$1·         Shave Your Head/Dye Your Hair

NUI Galway Shave or Dye 16th & 17th February

Contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

Semester 2 Socs & Clubs Days

Here’s another chance to join some of the many clubs and societies on campus. Societies Day & Volunteering Fair Wednesday 14th January 10am-5pm in Áras na Mac Léinn.  Clubs Day Thursday 15th January 10am-5pm in the Sports Centre.

 

Financial Aid Fund 2015 Applications open on Monday

Applications for the Financial Aid Fund in semester two will open on Monday the 12th of January. Please note this is only for students who have not applied or been assessed in the first semester. More Information.

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

 

Connacht Rugby Student Tickets

  • Connacht vs Edinburgh 7.35pm Friday 9th January €18 Available on the Gate/Online
  • Connacht vs Exeter Chiefs 3.15pm Sunday 18th January €15 on sale in the SU and from the Engineering Desk Monday 12th January

 

Life Skills 2015 Enrolment Now Open

  • Sign Language 10 Week Course Starts Week of 27th January €40 (Tuesdays 12pm-1pm, Tuesdays 1pm-2pm, Wednesdays 6pm-7pm or Thursdays 6pm-7pm)
  • 8 Week Yoga Course Thursday 15th Jan – Thursday 12th March €40 Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm & Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm (No Class 29th Jan)
  • Occupational First Aid 3 Day Course €100 Friday 6th, Friday 13th and Friday 20th February
  • Cardiac First Responder Course €40 Thursday 26th February

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

 

Cloakroom & Engineering Desk reopening

The SU Free Cloakroom will reopen at 9am on Monday 12th January. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6.30pm. The SU Engineering Desk will reopen at 11am on Monday 12th January. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 11am-3pm.

 

Second-hand Books

If you need books for this semester have a look at our online bookstore – if you see the book you need just call in to our office to pay for same. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.  

 

Lockers Available

We still have lockers available to rent on the Concourse, in the IT Building, in the Engineering Building and also in Áras Moyola. To reserve your locker log on to the SU Website and select lockers from our services menu. Get a Locker Now.

Election of a Postgraduate Student as a member of Údarás na hOllscoile for the period February 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016. 

Nominations: to be received by the Returning Officer (Gearóid Ó Conluain, Room A131, Quadrangle) by 12.00 noon on Friday, January 23, 2015.

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 27, 2015 in the Concourse from 10.00 to 21.00.

https://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/office-secretary/elections/

 

The Gift of Healthy Feet: Shoe Drive for the Homeless

Podiatry students and staff at NUI Galway are going to provide podiatry services and new shoes and socks to homeless people in Galway this winter.  This is part of an EXPLORE project in association with COPE Galway and Galway Simon Community. Please help by donating any style of new or unworn men’s shoes and new socks. Donation deadline this Friday 9 January 2015. On-campus donations are welcome at the Students’ Union in Áras na Mac Léinn. For more information, see https://on.fb.me/1zyYMga or email elaine.hyslop@nuigalway.ie

Capture Your Campus Calendar On Sale Now

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

Advisory Session for applicants to the IRC Postgraduate Scholarship Schemes

5pm Tuesday, 13th January 2015 in Lecture Theatre (243), Áras Moyola (Nursing Building). Dr Lucy Byrnes (Dean of Graduate Studies), together with the Research Office, will host an advisory session on preparing a successful application. 

This is a good opportunity for applicants to seek guidance on their application and to have any questions answered.  Supervisors are also encouraged to attend.
For further details on the call please see: Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (including strategic partner scholarships): https://research.ie/scheme/government-ireland-postgraduate-scholarship-scheme-2015-call-now-open

 

Attention all film and media students the EU have launched a special competition

It is  called Europe in Harmony and is open to amateur video-makers, choirs and singing groups from all 28 EU Member States.

Entrants are required to perform an interpretation of “Ode to Joy” accompanied by a video clip, which can be devoted to a European topic of their choice.

The submission period runs until 20 February 2015 and will be followed by a public vote. The top ten entries according to the public vote will be sent to an expert jury for the final selection. Submissions will be judged on the quality and originality of the video produced as well as the novelty value of the approach to the song, the singing and the musical content. The award ceremony will take place in May 2015 in Brussels.

 

Upcoming Class Reps Meetings

Mon 19th Jan

2pm – 3pm

Students’ Union Exec Office

Áras na Mac Léinn

Postgrad Council

Mon 19th Jan

6pm – 8pm

IT250 Theatre

IT Building (1st Floor)

SU Council – All Reps Must Attend

Tues 20th Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC202

Arts Concourse

Arts Council

Weds 21st Jan

6pm – 7pm

ENG2001 Lecture Room 1

Engineering Building

Engineering Council

Thurs 22nd Jan

6pm – 7pm

AC204

Arts Concourse

Law/Commerce Council

 

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.