February 2014

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Thursday 27th February 2014

Whats Happening

SU Part Time Officer Elections. Nominations open at 10am for part time officer positions on SU for 2014/15. Nomination forms avaialable from SU Office and www.su.nuigalway.ie

 

Notice of Referenda 2014

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Referenda 2014

On Thursday 6th March 2014 you will be asked to vote in two separate referenda and on Thursday 13th March 2014 you will be asked to vote in a third referendum.
All referenda have been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

1. Referendum on the Students’ Union Position on the Issue of Abortion (Thurs 6th March)
This referendum will decide whether or not the Students’ Union adopts a neutral position with regard to abortion.
The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:

Do you agree with the following proposition:
“That NUI Galway Students’ Union repeal the result of RFC13/1 (position on Abortion), which mandated the Students’ Union to adopt an active pro-choice position in relation to abortion.
Henceforth, the Students’ Union shall adopt a neutral position with regard to abortion.”

2. Referendum on the Students’ Union Position on the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel (Thurs 6th March)
This referendum will decide whether or not the Students’ Union adopts a position in support of the campaign of “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel”.
The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:
Do you agree with the following proposition:
“That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel.”

3. Referendum on the Students’ Union Position on the Issue of Couples of the Same Gender Availing of Civil Marriage (Thurs 13th March)

On Thursday 13th March you will be asked to vote in a third referendum on whether or not the Students’ Union supports couples of the same gender to avail of civil marriage.
The wording which will appear on the ballot paper, requiring a Yes / No answer, will be:
Do you agree with the following proposition:
“That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports all measures that extend to homosexual couples the same rights enjoyed by heterosexual couples, including, but not limited to, supporting a referendum to amend Bunreacht na hÉireann to expressedly permit couples of the same gender to avail of civil marriage.”
This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

How to Vote
In Person at a Polling Station
Polling Stations will be open on campus from 10:00am to 8:00pm. To vote at a polling station you must present your NUI Galway ID. No other form of ID will suffice.
Locations and opening hours of each Polling Station are available on the Students’ Union website.

Remote Vote
Students must register before midnight on either Wednesday 5th March (for the 1st and 2nd Referenda) or Wednesday 12th March (for the third referendum). Once registered students can then cast their vote online during polling hours.

To register for Remote Vote, logon to the SU website here.

No Platform Policy

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Referendum on Students’ Union No Platform Policy

Do you wish to retain the No Platform Policy as passed by the Students’ Union Council on 7th November 2011?

No Platform Policy
Passed by NUI Galway Students’ Union Council, 7th November 2011

1. The Students’ Union will be mandated to automatically oppose any invitation
to members of the organisations listed below to speak at this university.

2. Students’ Union Officers shall be prohibited from sharing a public platform
with members of the listed organisations.

3. Organisations may be added and removed by ballot of NUI Galway Students’
Union Council. Proposals will be submitted by class reps or Students’ Union
Executive Officers.

4. The list of organisations under the No Platform Policy shall be reserved for
organisations that are deemed to be fascist and/or racist by the Students’
Union Council.

Organisations included in the No Platform Policy:
• BNP
• Combat 18
• Hizb ut- Tahrir
• MPAC UK (Muslim Public Affairs Committee)
• The National Front.
• Democratic Right Movement
• MPAC Ireland
• National Front parties from various other EU countries
• The Racial Volunteer Force (Splinter group from C18)
• Blood and Honour
• British Movement/British National Socialist Movement
• Column 88

Tuesday 25th February 2014

Whats Happening

NUI Galway Students’ Union Aquathon – 750m Swim, 5km Run – entry €25 – all proceeds go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre & ISPCC/Childline

Thursday 20th February 2014

Whats Happening

SU Full Time Officer Elections Nominations open at 10am for 2014/15 paid positions of SU President, SU Vice-President/Education Officer, SU Vice-President/Welfare Officer. Nomination forms available from the SU Office and www.su.nuigalway.ie 

Wednesday 12th February 2014

Whats Happening

Teaching Careers Fair 4pm-7pm Orbsen Building. For more info contact careers@nuigalway.ie 

Tuesday 11th February 2014

Whats Happening

Health Sciences Council Meeting 6pm-7pm MY123 Áras Moyola

Monday 10th February 2014

Whats Happening

NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week Begins. For more information contact su.welfare@nuigalway.ie 

Monday 10th February 2014

Whats Happening

Science Council Meeting 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse

Saturday 8th February 2014

Whats Happening

NUI Galway Students’ Union Annual Charity Collection Day in Galway for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and ISPCC/Childline. To volunteer to help out email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie