NUI Galway Students’ Union support Console and BeLonG To in 2014/15
NUI Galway Students’ Union will be supporting its nominated charities Console and BeLongTo this year. Every year the Students’ Union selects charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. Thousands of euro are raised by NUI Galway students through different activities ranging from sports competitions, collections and even a sponsored skydive.
Students’ Union President Declan Higgins said: “We are delighted to be supporting two very worthy charities this year. Students in NUI Galway have a very proud tradition of fundraising for charity. We hope to improve on last year’s total of €11,000 raised during the year”
Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services.
Margaret Tierney, Project Development Manager of Console said:
“We are indebted to NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing Console as one of their charity partners, thereby raising awareness of the work of the Console Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Charity. We are always there to help when you are going through a difficult time and our free helpline 1800 247 247 operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.”
BeLonG To support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland.
David Carroll, Executive Director of BeLonG To said: “We’re delighted to be one of this year’s chosen charities by NUI Galway’s Students Union. The support of allies like the students of NUIG is vital to our work to eliminate homophobic & transphobic bullying and support those lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people and their families and to build a fairer more equal Ireland”
Students interested in volunteering to fundraise for these charities during the year should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizenship Day Wednesday 1st October
My name is Rebecca Melvin and I am the Equality Officer with the Students’ Union in NUI Galway.
Part of my brief is promoting the ideals of equal opportunities and participation within the Union, the University and in our community and providing information on student and minority rights within the University and within society.
This year we are organising a Citizenship Day, on Wednesday the 1st of October 2014 11am-4pm in NUI Galway, to showcase and promote the various groups we have on campus that play an active role in society, embrace the values of active citizenship and contribute to the well-being of Irish Society. Our aim is also to promote the idea of being an active citizen to students in NUI Galway and promote involvement in different types of voluntary and community activities as well as participation in the democratic process.
We will be hosting various groups in the foyer in Áras na Mac Léinn in NUI Galway on the day. If you would like to book a table please contact Rebecca Melvin at email@example.com or 087 6201678
It will be a great opportunity for any group, club or society to showcase the work that they do.
Our aim for the day is to:
- Promote how students are aware and care about the welfare of fellow citizens through active involvement in voluntary and community activities.
- Promote how students respect ethnic and cultural diversity.
- Promote how students play a part in making decisions on issues that affect them through the democratic process
- Welcome new citizens to Ireland.
Tea and coffee will be provided on the day and we hope that you will be able to join us!
Unfortunately we have had to postpone our Lords of Strut gig until Semester 2. Ticket holders can get a refund from the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.
We are delighted to announce that our second Funny Fiver Comedy gig of the year will be Lords of Strut & Support (Kevin O’Connell) at 8pm on Monday 20th October 2014 in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets are just €5 and are on sale now in the Students’ Union Office (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Monday-Friday 11am-3pm).
Lords of Strut have been described as “Celebrity-obsessed socially impaired brothers full of pomp, swagger and incompetence. So many costume changes, so much comedy and so much raw talent.”
“Spectacle of Spandex Technicolour Zebra Print and Super-Sized Smiles” – Broadway Baby, Edinburgh
“Polished Performers” – Irish Examiner
Support on the night comes from former NUI Galway student Kevin O’Connell winner of the Peoples Choice Chortle Award in 2013.
“Happily taking the audience down a surreal rabbit hole” – Hot Press