Bar Skills Course
Course objectives: To cover the basic fundamentals of drinks and drink service methods, including the social responsibility on all parties to serve drink in a responsible manner.
Course Date: 10am-5pm Friday 5th February 2016 COURSE FULL 19/01/16
1: Responsible selling of alcohol
2: Introduction to Wines
3: Spirits appreciation and theory
4: Stouts, beers and Ciders (theory and service)
Assessment/Certification: There is no assessment. A certificate of participation will be given.
Sign Up: In the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.
Course Fee: €20 which will be donated to the Students’ Union Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society
Course Venue: The College Bar
Max number: 40 students
Child Protection Training
Course Description: The content is awareness level and covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people.
It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios.
Course Audience: Staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people.
Assessment/Certification: Certification is based on attendance pf the programme and it is certified by the National Youth Council of Ireland.
Sign Up: In the SU Office or by credit card on 091 493570
Date/Time: 1pm-5pm Friday 13th November or 9.30am-1.30pm Saturday 14th November 2015
Course Venue: The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Max Number Students: 20
Brought to you by NUI Galway Students’ Union, ALIVE and the National Youth Council of Ireland.
The next SU 8 week yoga course with Marese Cregg is on Thursday 9th June – Thursday 28th July 2016. The course cost is €40 for 8 weeks.
- 6pm-7.30pm Beginners/Improvers
- 7.30pm-9pm Intermediate
The Course venue is The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Directions to The Space: As you come in the main doors of Áras na Mac Léinn take the stairs on the left, turn left at the top, go through the glass doors and down the steps – The Space is the last room on the left.
Yoga mats and belts are provided. Open to NUI Galway students and staff only.
Personal Safety and Awareness Course
We will soon be enrolling students for our Personal Safety and Awareness course for 2015.
Cost of the course :€5 and you can sign up now in the Students’ Union Office Mon-Fri 10am-5pm or phone 091 493570 to pay by Credit Card.
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 and other experts.
Course Date/Time: 1pm-6pm Thursday 24th September
Course Venue: The View, upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
Part 1: Introduction and course outline
Definition of awareness within the personal safety milieu.
‘Self-defence’ vs ‘personal awareness’
Ineffectiveness of most physical techniques.
The adrenal response.
The predator outline.
Importance of reporting
Revision, Q&A, and feedback.
Part 2: Awareness and its relationship to personal safety.
Situational awareness and the ‘360 mind-set’
Watching your ‘6’
Visualising your journey/local knowledge.
Threat recognition/trusting your instincts.
Mobiles: Pros and cons
Part 3: The Predator outline and the Adrenal response
Predator/Assailant preplanning and visualisation.
Predator escalation and the importance of reporting.
The percentage game (minimising/maximising your safety at all times)
The Adrenal response, physical, emotional and psychological.
Ineffectiveness of most complex physical techniques within an adrenalized situation.
Avoiding becoming a ‘target of opportunity’.
Part 4: Garda Briefing
TBC, but in our conversation beforehand we discussed the importance of people knowing the legal definitions of assault, harassment, intimidation etc. And a stressing of the early reporting of situations and using the Gardaí as a community resource rather than a call of last resort.
Part 5: Physical Skills.
A re-stressing of the legal terms defined earlier by the Garda and a re-stressing of the facts that complicated physical techniques tend towards the ineffective.
High percentage and low percentage moves.
Basic grab evasion.
The essentialities of escape.
How to strike.
4,000 NUI Galway Students Added to Electoral Register for May 22nd Referendum
A Voter Registration Drive by NUI Galway Students’ Union and NUI Galway GigSoc (NUI Galway’s LGBTQA Society) has resulted in 4,000 students being added to the supplemental register of electors. The campaign sought to register both new voters and voters wishing to change their address who might otherwise have missed out on the opportunity to have their say on 22nd May. Although Voter Registration Drives are not unusual events on campus, the Marriage Equality Referendum has attracted a huge amount of interest amongst NUI Galway students. Last year GigSoc called a referendum of NUI Galway students on the issue of marriage equality which was supported by 95% of students. Both the Students’ Union and GigSoc are confident that those figures will apply to the 4,000 students who have registered to vote and will provide a significant boost in the overall poll.
NUI Galway Students’ Union Vice-President / Education Officer Phelim Kelly said: “We are delighted to support the yes vote in the upcoming referendum. There is an overwhelming appetite for a yes vote among the student body and the Students’ Union has made every effort to accommodate its members in this referendum. Students are making it very clear that they will have their say on something they believe will change Ireland for the better. It’s very clear that students believe that marriage is something that should be made available to everyone regardless of gender or sexual orientation.”
Gary McMahon, Communications Officer, Galway City Council said: “We had seen an unprecedented amount of registrations come in the weeks prior to the deadline especially on Tuesday May 5th. We were unable to keep track of the amount registered. To facilitate the overwhelming demand of applications to the supplemental register, a member of an Garda Síochána from Mill Street Station was present on the closing date to stamp the necessary forms. We estimate that we had at least four times the usual amount of applications to the supplemental register, and a lot of young voters in particular were adamant to get on the register for these referenda.”
For more information, contact:
Vice-President / Education Officer
NUI Galway Students’ Union
Ph. 086 385 3658
What’s on in Galway this Summer:
March for Marriage Equality Galway 3pm Saturday 16th May 2015
Pint of Science 18th & 19th May 2015
Get out and VOTE to Make Grá The Law 7am-10pm Friday 22nd May 2015
Galway African Film Festival 22nd-24th May 2015
Salthill Devon National 5 A Sides Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May 2015
Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 3rd June 2015
Galway Bike Week 13th-21st June 2015
NUIG Colour Dash Sunday 21st June 2015
Dip in The Nip Sunday 21st June 2015
Galway Simon 10km or 10mile Sunday 28th June 2015
Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 1st July 2015
Colours Fringe Festival 1st-8th July 2015
Galway Film Fleadh 7th – 12th July 2015
Galway Fringe Festival 11th – 27th July 2015
Galway Aquathon Festival Sat 11th July 2015
Galway International Arts Festival 13th – 26th July 2015
Galway Races Horse Racing Festival Mon 27th July- Sunday 2nd August 2015
Free Entry to all OPW Attractions Wednesday 5th August 2015
Streets of Galway 8k Race Saturday 8th August 2015
Galway Community Pride Thursday 13th- Sunday 16th August 2015
Cruinniú na mBád Kinvara 14th – 16th August 2015
Lots of these festivals and events need volunteers to help out so please give them a shout if you are available to lend a hand!
There are also lots of charitable organisations looking for volunteers to help out. Check the NUIG ALIVE website for volunteering opportunities.
Stay tuned to all the Galway Festival action on Galway Festival Radio 101.3 FM
If you just can’t wait to get back to NUI Galway here’s the Semester Dates for 2015/16. Start your countdown!