May 2021

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Students’ Union Raises €13,000 for Charity

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Students’ Union Raises €13,000 for Charity

NUI Galway Students’ Union today presented the proceeds of their Charity Challenge fundraising events to Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. The Charity Challenge saw NUI Galway students and staff take on different challenges each month from November to April to raise over €13,000 for the charities.

Over 400 people signed up to take park in Kilometre Challenges, Random Act of Kindness Challenges, Choose Your Own Challenge, the New Year Challenge and the Hair Raiser Challenge. The challenges helped the NUI Galway community to stay active and engaged whilst raising funds for three great causes.

Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey said: “The response to the 6 months of challenges was fantastic and it helped us all feel connected even though we were apart.  Despite the huge challenges we all faced this year, 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 again this year.”

Students’ Union Vice-President/Education Officer Emma Sweeney added: “In what has been a very stressful academic year it’s great that the students of NUI Galway have put such a huge effort in to raising funds to help others. We are delighted to be presenting €13,000 to these three amazing charities who do so much for those in need. To have raised so much more than last year, in the height of a pandemic, is a great achievement for all involved.”

Pictured (Left to Right): Pádraic Toomey (NUIG SU) Aisling Colreavy (Galway Autism Partnership), Susan Costello (Galway Rape Crisis Centre), Lochlann Scott (Helplink Mental Health), Emma Sweeney (NUIG SU)

LEAGAN GAEILGE 

€13,000 Tiomsaithe ag Comhaltas na Mac Léinn ar son Carthanachta

Inniu bhronn Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh an t-airgead a tiomsaíodh mar chuid den Dúshlán Carthanachta ar Ionad Éigeandála na Gaillimhe um Éigniú, Comhpháirtíocht Uathachais na Gaillimhe agus Meabhairshláinte Helplink. Sa Dúshlán Carthanachta thug mic léinn agus baill foirne de chuid OÉ Gaillimh faoi dhúshláin éagsúla gach mí ó mhí na Samhna go mí Aibreáin le breis is €13,000 a bhailiú do na carthanais.

Chláraigh ní ba mhó ná 400 duine le páirt a ghlacadh i ndúshláin amhail Dúshlán na gCiliméadar, Dúshlán na gCineáltas gan Choinne, Do Rogha Dúshlán, Dúshlán na hAthbhliana agus Dúshlán Hair Raiser. Chabhraigh na dúshláin le pobal OÉ Gaillimh fanacht gníomhach gnóthach agus airgead a bhailiú ar son trí chúis mhaithe ag an am céanna.

Bhí an méid seo le rá ag Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, Pádraic Toomey: “Bhí an-ghlacadh leis na dúshláin le himeacht na 6 mhí agus chabhraigh siad ar fad linn cur le chéile tráth nach raibh muid in ann a bheith le chéile.  In ainneoin na ndúshlán ollmhór a bhí le sárú againn uile i mbliana, tá a gcion féin déanta ag mic léinn arís eile le cabhrú le daoine eile. Tá traidisiún na carthanachta go smior i mic léinn OÉ Gaillimh agus tá gaisce déanta acu arís i mbliana.”

Dúirt Emma Sweeney, Leasuachtarán de chuid an Chomhaltais/an tOifigeach Oideachais: “Cé gur bliain acadúil an-strusmhar a bhí ann, is iontach an rud é go ndearna mic léinn OÉ Gaillimh a seacht ndícheall airgead a bhailiú le cabhrú le daoine eile. Tá ríméad orainn €13,000 a bhronnadh ar na trí charthanas iontacha seo a thugann cúnamh nach beag do dhaoine in am an ghátair. Is éacht ollmhór é gur éirigh leo siúd a bhí páirteach ní ba mhó airgid a thiomsú in aimsir na paindéime ná a bailíodh an bhliain seo caite.”

 

Grianghraf (ón taobh clé): Pádraic Toomey (NUIG SU) Aisling Colreavy (Galway Autism Partnership), Susan Costello (Galway Rape Crisis Centre), Lochlann Scott (Helplink Mental Health), Emma Sweeney (NUIG SU)

BDS

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BDS

NUI Galway Students’ Union supports the Palestinian people and the BDS movement which stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the state of Israel.

Our members voted in favour of solidarity with the people of Palestine in a 2014 referendum on BDS at NUI Galway.

Here’s some information about the BDS Movement

  1. Boycott

Boycott companies that engage with Israel and goods produced on occupied territories.

  1. Divestment

Organisations and companies must divest from the state of Israel and stop doing business there.

  1. Sanctions

Pressuring governments to end military trade and free-trade agreements with Israel and to suspend Israel’s membership in international forums

Learn more here:

https://bdsmovement.net/

-Leagan Gaeilge-

Tacaíonn Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh le muintir na Palaistíne agus le Gluaiseacht BDS, a sheasann do Bhaghcat, Dífheistiú agus Smachtbhannaí i gcoinne Stát Iosrael.

Chuir ár mbaill a ndlúthpháirtíocht le muintir na Palaistíne in iúl i reifreann ar BDS in OÉ Gaillimh in 2014.

Seo a leanas roinnt eolais faoi Ghluaiseacht BDS

  1. Baghcat

Baghcat a dhéanamh ar chomhlachtaí a bhfuil caidreamh acu le hIosrael agus ar earraí a tháirgtear i gcríocha gafa.

  1. Dífheistiú

Éileamh ar eagraíochtaí agus ar chomhlachtaí dífheistiú ó Stát Iosrael agus éirí as gnó a dhéanamh sa tír.

  1. Smachtbhannaí

Brú a chur ar rialtais deireadh a chur le trádáil mhíleata agus le comhaontuithe saorthrádála le hIosrael agus ballraíocht Iosrael i bhfóraim idirnáisiúnta a chur ar fionraí.

Tuilleadh eolais:

https://bdsmovement.net/

SU Weekly Email 33 – 27th of May 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

SU Click and Collect

We’ve more SU Click and Collect spaces available:

  • 12pm-3pm TODAY Thurs 27th May
  • 12pm-3pm Tues 1st June
  • 12pm-3pm Weds 2nd June
  • 12pm-3pm Thurs 3rd June

Book HERE to get your Student Leap Cards, Class Rep Hoodies, Condoms, Second Hand Books, SU Charity Socks, return Locker Keys etc!

 

Period Poverty Survey

Please take 5 minutes to complete our Period Poverty survey and have your say on this important issue. Take the survey HERE.

 

Exam Results

  • Undergraduate Results: Official 1st Sitting results are scheduled for release from 8th -13th July 2021.
  • International Students: Official Results (course instances 1EM1, 1OA2, 1OA3 only) are released via the International Office.
  • Postgraduate Results: Official Summer (1st Sitting) results are scheduled for release on Friday, 21st July 2021.

The schedule of what days/times exam results will be released is available HERE.

Repeat exams will take place 9th-19th August and except in the case of the Exams Security Group or Plagiarism Advisor/Officer, there will be no capping of repeat exams for any modules in the 2020-2021 academic year. Information about exam result appeals and rechecks

 

Climate + Sustainability Conference Today

TODAY Thurs 27 May, from 08.50am – 12.15pm, the IIEA and Embassy of France in Ireland will host a climate and sustainability conference, entitled Climate and Community │ Le climat, Tous ensemble! This conference will look at the triple planetary crises: climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. More info and links HERE. Some NUIG students will be taking part in the conference with the “Know your label” project to tackle transparency in the fast fashion industry.

 

SU Card Offers!

We’ve some amazing SU Card Offers to get you through Exam Season at the SU Shop which is located beside the Bialann in the Library basement until Fri 4th June.

  • ANY hot drink just €1 – cappuccino, coffee, tea, latter or hot chocolate!
  • FREE piece of fruit with ANY Purchase
  • FREE Iceberger or Tangle Twister ice cream with ANY Purchase

 

Let’s Talk Periods 4pm Today

At 4pm today Thurs 27th of May NUIG Human Rights Law Clinic researchers launch a report on the human rights implications of period poverty. Ticket link and more info HERE.

 

Student Advisors

Students Advisors are here to support you and can offer advice and guidance on academic, personal, professional and financial matters. If you are finding things difficult or need some motivation, they are here to help and can also direct you to a range of support services. There are currently 3 student advisors:

 

NUI Galway Access Students – former and current!
The Access Office would like to hear your recommendations for the next National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education. Join them 11am-12pm Thurs 3rd June for a dedicated NUI Galway Access Centre student consultation. Register HERE

 

The call is open to take part in EYE 2021!

The European Youth Event #EYE2021 8-9 Oct at the European Parliament in Strasbourg will bring together young people from all over the EU to share their ideas on the future of Europe Groups can apply to receive a financial contribution to travel to the event. Groups can also apply to organise activities at the event. Application deadline is 2nd June. More Info HERE

 

Free Yoga Breaks

Sinéad from Love Yoga has lots of free yoga videos for you to take a quick 5 minute yoga break or a longer 20 or 30 minute break. Videos are HERE

 

Exam Supports

Student services have put together a great list of exam supports including:

  • How to Defer an Exam
  • What to do if your internet goes during an exam
  • How to get an emergency laptop
  • Student Advisor Contact Details
  • + lots more HERE 

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are back on sale from the SU Website HERE and also from the SU Shop in the Library basement. They make a really handy present that you can put in the post! All proceeds from sock sales go to the SU Charities.

 

Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops

These free workshops are run by Student Counselling & Wellbeing and will run every day until Fri 4th June. There’s no need to register – just click on the link to join and mind yourself. More info and links HERE

 

Life After Graduation Weds 9th – Fri 11th June

‘Life After Graduation – Explore Your Next Steps’ is an exciting opportunity to hear from employers and alumni alike as you take that first step into the world of work or further study Weds 9th-Fri 11th June. Hear from employers and NUIG recent graduates who will share their experiences and tips. More info and registration HERE

 

Camino of the Body & Mind

Camino of the Body & Mind, is a virtual Camino that is designed to nurture both body and mind while raising funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre. It begins on Mon 7th of June and more info including registration is available HERE

 

Study Participants Needed

An investigation of the Pain Assessment in Impaired Cognition (PAIC) as an aide to identify facial expressions of pain in people with an intellectual disability. This study takes 10-20 minutes to complete and involves identifying pain in a series of seconds-long videos which we hope will build a plan for better recognition of pain in people with an Intellectual disability and helping them. Link to take part HERE

 

Free Stress Control Programme Starts Monday

Stress plays a role in all our lives so learning how to manage and control it is key. The next free Stress Control course starts Monday 31st of May. More info and other resources such as session booklets and mindfulness exercises are HERE

 

Women’s Rugby Open Evening Mon 31st May

Galway Corinthians RFC are holding free open evenings every Monday in May 7pm-8.15pm. They are open to all levels and are a great way to have fun, get fit and relieve stress. Contact Yvonne on womeninrugby15@gmail.com to book your space/find out more.

 

Jigsaw Galway Free Supports

If you are looking for mental health support or advice for yourself or a friend Jigsaw Galway is an early intervention mental health support service for young people aged 12-25.

You can contact Jigsaw Galway:

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

SU Weekly Email 32 – 20th May 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

SU Locker Clear Outs – Book Your Spot Today

If you need to clear out your locker please book a spot this afternoon HERE.

 

SU Click and Collect

We’ve more SU Click and Collect spaces available:

  • 10am-12.30pm TODAY Thurs 20th May
  • 12pm-3pm Tues 25th May
  • 12pm-3pm Weds 26th May
  • 12pm-3pm Thurs 27th May

Book HERE to get your Student Leap Cards, Class Rep Hoodies, Condoms, Second Hand Books, SU Charity Socks, return Locker Keys etc!

 

Great News!

We’ve some amazing SU Card Offers to get you through Exam Season at the SU Shop which is located beside the Bialann in the Library basement

  • ANY hot drink just €1 – cappuccino, coffee, tea, latter or hot chocolate!
  • FREE piece of fruit with ANY Purchase
  • FREE Iceberger or Tangle Twister ice cream with ANY Purchase

Valid until 4th June while stocks last. One offer per customer. You can pick up an SU Card from the Shop if you don’t already have one.

 

Sult Reopening

Sult is reopening Mon 7th of June and will be taking bookings for outdoor dining from Weds 2nd of June on 091 492 671. They’ll also be doing take away!

 

Exam Tips

Well done to everyone on getting through a really tough semester. We all wish you lots of luck in the exams and remember we are here if you need us. Here’s our exam tips.

Learn about Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism HERE

Details of NUIG Exam Supports are available HERE

 

Would you like to take over a Flirt FM Show?

They are looking for Galway Community Groups/ CBOs, Student Support Services, Charities, NGOs, School Groups, Societies & Clubs to take to the airwaves. More info here

 

Free Rapid HIV Testing

Sexual Health West will be hosting free rapid HIV testing at various locations in Galway this summer. The HIV testing gives a result in 1 minute and the test involves a simple finger prick. Email rapidtesting.booking.shw@gmail in complete confidence to book an appointment.

 

Exam Stress Helpline

The Exam Stress Helpline runs 9am-6.30pm Mon-Fri until Fri 4th June

  • Phone 091 497 999
  • Email examstress@nuigalway.ie
  • International calls/texts: + 353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls by appointment

 

Threshold Support for Housing Problems

If you need advice about rent increases or rent reviews, substandard accommodation, deposits, signing a lease or ending a lease give Threshold a call on 1800 454 454 (lines open 9am-9pm Mon-Fri). They also have a live chat service on their website HERE

 

Unplanned Pregnancy Support

If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy the HSE My Options service is there to help you. Freephone 1800 828 010 to talk in confidence to an experienced counsellor about all your options. More info at www.myoptions.ie

 

Cross Border Student Mobility Survey

Please complete this 5 minute survey looking at an all-Ireland approach to higher and further education access. Overall student mobility has declined in the last 10 years by 18%. In the North, from 2016 until 2019 enrolments from the South accounted for around 4% of the total student population. Students from the North make up less than 1% of the student population in colleges in the south. Take the survey HERE

 

LGBTI Youth Strategy 

The LGBTI+ Youth Landscape and Knowledge Gap Analysis Research Report is being launched via Zoom at 4pm on Monday 24th of May to share the findings of the project with the wider community. Attendees will be asked for feedback and input during breakout sessions being held as part of the launch. More information here and if you would like to attend, please register through the link here 

 

Africa Day

Galway groups have come together to celebrate Africa Day which falls on Tues 25th of May with some of the big online events will take place on Sat 29th of May. More info is available HERE.

 

Jigsaw Hike For Hope

Organised by Scout volunteers, Hike for Hope is a fundraising event that will take place between 12pm on Fri 28th May and midnight on Sun 30th May. This is a challenge organised by a group of Scout volunteers, seeking to mobilise communities across Ireland to come together to support youth mental health and spread hope. Anyone can take part as an individual, with family or create a challenge with friends. More info HERE

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are back on sale from the SU Website HERE and also from the SU Shop in the Library basement. They make a really handy present that you can put in the post! All proceeds from sock sales go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

Galway Pride Festival

If you want to get involved in Galway Pride Festival 9th-15th August they are looking for organisations and passionate individuals to take part. The festival theme is Hope and any submissions for events, community projects or show pieces should be sent to infogalwaypride@gmail.com

 

Exam Supports

Student services have put together a great list of exam supports including:

  • How to Defer an Exam
  • What to do if your internet goes during an exam
  • How to get an emergency laptop
  • Student Advisor Contact Details
  • + lots more HERE 

 

Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops

These free workshops are run by Student Counselling & Wellbeing and will run throughout the exams. There’s no need to register – just click on the link to join and mind yourself. More info and links HERE

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

More info HERE

 

Jobs with NStEP Closing Date Monday

NStEP has launched its call for student trainers for the 2021-22 academic year. The work is flexible and compatible with study and other commitments. Application Deadline 5pm this Mon 24th May. More info HERE

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

 

SU Weekly Email 31 – 13th May 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Exam Tips

Well done to everyone on getting through a really tough semester. We all wish you lots of luck in the exams and remember we are here if you need us. Here’s our exam tips.

Before the Exam

  • Develop a study strategy. There are plenty of sample planners online
  • If you need help with a topic – reach out to your classmates or your lecturer.
  • Know when your exams are – check out your personalised timetable on the NUI Galway exams website HERE
  • Know what type of exam you will be sitting – open book, MCQ, 2 hour written paper etc. if you are unsure – ASK.
  • If you’re doing your exam at home – let those around you know.
  • Keep a designated study/exam space.

During the Exam

  • Keep your phone and other devices out of reach, even if you are using them as a hotspot.
  • If it is an open book exam – keep your notes beside you.
  • Take time to settle yourself and BREATHE
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • If you’re unsure of what you’re being asked – contact your lecturer.
  • Leave time to submit your exam – you have 30 minutes to do so.
  • Take pictures of EVERYTHING you submit – including Turn-It-In.

Minding Yourself

  • Eat well
  • Keep Active
  • Get fresh air
  • Keep in touch with friends
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Get enough sleep & rest
  • Take time away from screens
  • Set personal goals

Learn about Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism HERE

Details of NUIG Exam Supports are available HERE

 

SU Click and Collect – Book Your Spot

We are open for Click & Collect! Book your slot HERE to call to the SU office for the following services:

  • Student Leapcard Collection – please order your card online first and bring your order number with you – order HERE
  • Return Locker Keys
  • Collect Books from SU Second hand Book Shop
  • Collect Class Rep Hoodie if you are a registered class rep
  • Get SU Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks

 

Choose our new logo!

We are getting a shiny new SU Logo but need your help to pick which option we go with. Make your choice HERE.

 

2 Workouts Left! 

Our last two free live full body workouts of the year take place at 5.30pm Mon 17th and Weds 19th May. Join us and Lucia for a nice sweaty study break! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for link.

 

Exam Supports

Student services have put together a great list of exam supports including:

  • How to Defer an Exam
  • What to do if your internet goes during an exam
  • How to get an emergency laptop
  • Student Advisor Contact Details
  • + lots more HERE 

 

Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops

These free workshops are run by Student Counselling & Wellbeing and will run throughout the exams. There’s no need to register – just click on the link to join and mind yourself. More info and links HERE

 

Exam Stress Helpline

The Exam Stress Helpline runs 9am-6.30pm Mon-Fri from Tues 18th May to Fri 4th June

  • Phone 091 497 999
  • Email examstress@nuigalway.ie
  • International calls/texts: + 353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls by appointment

 

Sexual Health Survey

What sexual health services do you need? Have you wanted sexual health support but could not access it? Have your say in this short online survey from Sexual Health West HERE

 

SUSI Survey

A review of the Student Grant Scheme is being carried out by the Department of Higher Education. As part of this, a survey has been developed to get students’ views on SUSI. We urge students to take the survey & have your say in this review. Take the survey HERE

 

Do you have thoughts on the cost of Motor Insurance in Ireland?

The purpose of this survey is to collect data on the views of young people aged 17 – 25 years living in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on their views and experiences of obtaining motor insurance. The data generated from this survey will be used to inform our policy and advocacy work on this issue. Take the survey HERE

 

Win one of three €50 gift cards or 3 SONA points for NUIG psych students

It’s been a year of online surveys, but here is one last one to do while taking a break from your exams. Any help is very appreciated. It’s on world perspectives and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete. It can be done on a mobile, tablet, or computer. If you participate, you can go into a draw to win one of three €50 gift cards or 3 SONA points if you are in psychology at NUIG. Thank you!

 

Mindful Way Meditation

Free online meditation sessions continue with NUIG Mindful Way 8.15am-8.45am Tuesdays & Fridays. More info and link HERE

 

Applications are open for the 2021 SELECTED Programme

This is the Galway International Arts Festival’s professional development programme for NUIG students. The all-digital SELECTED programme is on 14-23 July. Deadline for applications Monday 17th May. More info HERE

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

What is a Money Mule?

A money mule is a person recruited by criminals to help in transferring stolen or fraudulently obtained money from bank accounts. Money muling equals money laundering. You might be offered a job that involves receiving money into your bank account and transferring it into another account letting you keep some of the cash for yourself. Doing so would make you a Money Mule. 30 people have been arrested and €1.5 million has been stolen so far. More arrests are expected. Gardaí are particularly appealing to students to be vigilant and never ever allow your bank account to be used in this way. A conviction of this type carries a potential prison sentence of 14 years. Check www.fraudsmart.ie for more info.

 

Submissions Open for Love Your Coast Photography Competition 

€5,000 in prizes to be won! Closing date for entries 9am Monday 30th August. Entry form and more info HERE

 

Free 15 minute Dancer’s Fitness Classes

9.30am every Monday to Thursday in May with Galway’s Siar Dance. Improve flexibility, strength and mobility. Email siardance@gmail.com to join

 

Tech Talks at Rent the Runway Return 4pm Today

Inside Engineering seminar to examine engineering solutions to build incredible, scalable technology in Galway. Join this talk at 4pm today HERE.

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are back on sale from the SU Website HERE and also from the SU Shop in the Library basement. They make a really handy present that you can put in the post! All proceeds from sock sales go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

More info HERE

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

SU Click and Collect

News

SU Click and Collect 

Bookings are now open HERE for the SU Click and Collect Service.

Book your slot to call to the SU office for the following services:

  • Student Leapcard Collection – please order your card online first and bring your order number with you – order HERE
  • Return Locker Keys
  • Collect Books from SU Second hand Book Shop
  • Collect Class Rep Hoodie if you are a registered class rep
  • Get SU Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks

Please note facemasks must be worn at all times and you should follow the direction arrows in Áras na Mac Léinn.

The SU Office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building (beside Sult)

Book your slot HERE 

Exam Tips

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Exam tips: Before the Exam

  • Develop a study strategy. There are plenty of sample planners online
  • If you need help with a topic – reach out to your classmates or your lecturer.
  • Know when your exams are – check out your personalised timetable on the NUI Galway exams website HERE
  • Know what type of exam you will be sitting – open book, MCQ, 2 hour written paper etc. if you are unsure – ASK.
  • If you’re doing your exam at home – let those around you know.
  • Keep a designated study/exam space.

Exam tips: During the Exam

  • Keep your phone and other devices out of reach, even if you are using them as a hotspot.
  • If it is an open book exam – keep your notes beside you.
  • Take time to settle yourself and BREATHE
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • If you’re unsure of what you’re being asked – contact your lecturer.
  • Leave time to submit your exam – you have 30 minutes to do so.
  • Take pictures of EVERYTHING you submit – including Turn-It-In.

Exam Tips: Minding Yourself

  • Eat well
  • Keep Active
  • Get fresh air
  • Keep in touch with friends
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Get enough sleep & rest
  • Take time away from screens
  • Set personal goals

Learn about Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism HERE

More Tips: 

The EDTL project interns have created advice for students by students in approaching their assessments online this year. The infographic contains advice around preparing for disruption, keeping organised and looking after yourself are key for success in online exams. Best of luck to all students in their semester 2 assessments! More info HERE

 Exam Supports: 

Student services have put together a great list of exam supports including:

  • How to Defer an Exam
  • What to do if your internet goes during an exam
  • How to get an emergency laptop
  • Student Advisor Contact Details
  • + lots more HERE 

Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops:

These free workshops are run by Student Counselling & Wellbeing and will run throughout the summer. There’s no need to register – just click on the link to join and mind yourself. More info and links HERE 

Study Space August 2021

You can book study space in the Library 8.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri or in the Reading Room 9am-7pm Mon-Fri HERE

Exam Stress Helpline August 2021

The Exam Stress Helpline runs 9am-6.30pm Mon-Fri from Mon 9th-Thurs 19th Aug
 
☎️Phone 091 497 999
📧Email examstress@nuigalway.ie
🌍International calls/texts: + 353 89 462 3763
💻Video Calls by appointment
 
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SU Weekly Email 30 – 6th May 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Wind Down Week 2 – Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

TODAY Thurs 6th May

  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 6.30pm Skin Chat with Dr Laura Lenihan. Get your skin queries answered and there will be lots of skincare goody bags too! Limited spaces. Register HERE

Fri 7th May

  • 8:15am-8:45am Mindfulness Shared Practice. Info and link HERE
  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 3pm Doodle Break with MJ. Learn how to draw the fountain in Eyre Square. Watch on Instagram/YouTube.
  • 7pm Table Quiz. Great prizes! Get free tickets HERE

Sat 8th May

  • Darkness Into Light. Sign up HERE

 

Election and Referenda Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in our Part Time Officer Elections and our 2 Referenda last week. All the results are available HERE. Well done to all the candidates and their teams. Your new SU Officers will take up their positions on the 1st of July.

 

Review of SUSI Grant System

Student input is vital for this review! Please complete the survey HERE

 

Sin Issue 12

The final issue of Sin newspaper this year is out now! Get all the news about what’s going on at NUIG HERE

 

Academic Integrity

Here’s our tips on Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism to get you ready for exam season. Read them HERE.

 

FREE Live Workouts

Our free live workouts with Lucia are on at 5.30pm every Monday & Wednesday until 19th of May. All fitness levels welcome. To join email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are back on sale from the SU Website HERE and also from the SU Shop in the Library basement. They make a really handy present that you can put in the post! All proceeds from sock sales go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

Extra Study Space + Sitting Exams On Campus

There’s now 49 extra study spaces available to book in the Cairnes Building. You can also book study space in the Reading Room, the Library and the Bailey Allen Hall. Book your space HERE.

If you want to sit your exams on Campus you need to apply before TOMORROW Friday 7th May HERE

The Semester 2 exam session runs from Tues 18th May to Fri 4thJune 2021. Exam Timetables and more information is available here.

Repeat exams will take place Mon 9th – Thurs 19th August. Our Mid-Semester Survival Guide has some handy tips HERE.

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

More info HERE

 

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally is an excellent tool which NUIG students have at their disposal. It allows learning material to be converted to alternative file formats that best suit your needs. This can include converting your PowerPoint to an audio file, or converting notes into a simple HTML file for studying on your phone. Just click on the Blackboard Ally ‘A’ symbol next to any file and choose the format that works best for you. More info HERE

 

SUSI Grant Applications Open

SUSI applications are OPEN for new applicants and renewals. The priority closing date for new applications is the 8th of July. Remember if you already get the grant you still need to reapply each year. Visit http://susi.ie for info.

 

Open Scholarship Week 10th-14th May

NUIG in partnership with the Open Scholarship Community Galway will host the third ‘Open Scholarship Week’ (OSW2021) with the aim of showcasing the importance of research and education that is accessible to everyone. The event will take place online from 10–14 May 2021. It will be a week of exciting keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and the Open Scholarship Prize Competition. Registration is open HERE

 

Online Exam Tips from EDTL

The EDTL project interns have created advice for students by students in approaching their assessments online this year. The infographic contains advice around preparing for disruption, keeping organised and looking after yourself are key for success in online exams. Best of luck to all students in their semester 2 assessments! More info HERE

 

What’s life been like for LGBTI+ young people during COVID-19?

Take the BeLonGTo ‘LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown’ survey & share your experiences. Complete the survey HERE to be in with a chance to win an €80 One4All voucher! The survey closes this Monday 10th May.

 

The Big Rugby Run Sat 22nd of May

The event is fundraising for the Tackle Your Feelings programme to help build an environment that encourages + supports positive mental well-being. Info + Sign Up HERE

 

Exam Stress Helpline

The Exam Stress Helpline will run from Tues 18th May to Fri 4th June (Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm). You can speak to a member of the support team:

  • By phoning 091 497 999
  • Emailing examstress@nuigalway.ie
  • International calls/text +353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls also available by appointment

 

Glassary – A Sustainably Initiative for NUI Galway Students

Are you an NUIG student who wants to live more sustainably?  Then donate your leftover household items this May through Glassary – a circular economy initiative aimed at reducing household waste! Donation boxes will be set-up at all accommodations in the coming weeks to collect stationary, cooking utensils, bedding – you name it! Contact Dara at d.kerins4@nuigalway.ie or see here for more details!

 

Need Help?

Help is available from:

 

SU Disability Rights Clinic 12pm every Monday

Join our Disability Rights Officer Trish for a clinic every Monday at 1pm for any queries you may have. Join Zoom Meeting

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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 currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

Academic Integrity

News

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity is important because it means you are using your own work and not someone else’s, you are giving credit to other people or their work. If you are using essay mills or other paid websites you are engaging in contract cheating and it can stunt your academic growth.

How to avoid breaching Academic Integrity

  • Make sure to cite any sources you are using and not to pass work off as your own.
  • Do not engage in contract cheating by using essay mills or websites such as Chegg.com
  • If you’re unsure whether you’re breaching academic integrity, please contact your lecturer or course coordinator.

Open Book Exams

An open book exam allows you to use study materials, internet and books while doing your exam. This can take place either in a normal exam setting or it can also be used for an online exam/assessment instead of traditional formal written exams.

The DO’s of an open book exam:

  • Make sure you study and prepare in advance
  • Organise your notes, make sure you bookmark them for easy access
  • Prepare your summaries in advance
  • Remember to reference.

The DON’Ts of an open book exam

  • Don’t copy and paste anything
  • Don’t use someone else’s answer
  • Don’t forget references
  • Don’t use essay mills or websites like Chegg.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of copying, including or directly quoting from the work of another without adequate acknowledgement – this includes in online exams.

How to avoid plagiarism

  • If the information you’re using is not your own – reference
  • Avoid copying and pasting information
  • Use your own words to answer the question
  • Don’t share your information with class mates.

More tips are available in our Mid Semester Survival Guide HERE

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An tIonracas Acadúil

Tá tábhacht ag baint leis an Ionracas Acadúil toisc go gciallaíonn sé go mbaineann tú úsáid as do chuid oibre féin agus ní obair duine eile agus, ina theannta sin, go dtugann tú aitheantas do dhaoine eile as a gcuid oibre. Má bhaineann tú úsáid as muilte aistí nó as láithreáin ghréasáin eile a gcaithfidh tú íoc astu, is í caimiléireacht chonartha atá ar bun agat agus seans maith go gcuirfidh sí isteach ar d’fhorbairt acadúil.

Cén chaoi sárú ar an Ionracas Acadúil a sheachaint

  • Déan cinnte de go luafaidh tú na foinsí ar fad a bhí agat agus ná déan iarracht tabhairt le fios gur tusa a rinne obair nach ndearna tú i ndáiríre.
  • Ná téigh i mbun caimiléireacht chonartha trí úsáid a bhaint as muilte aistí ná láithreáin ghréasáin ar nós Chegg.com
  • Mura bhfuil tú cinnte an bhfuil an t-ionracas acadúil á shárú agat, déan teagmháil le do léachtóir nó le comhordaitheoir do chúrsa.

Scrúduithe ina gCeadaítear Úsáid Leabhar

Ceadaítear duit ábhair staidéir, an tIdirlíon agus leabhair a úsáid i scrúduithe den sórt seo. Is féidir an cur chuige seo a úsáid i ngnáthshuíomh scrúdaithe nó is féidir é a úsáid freisin le haghaidh scrúduithe/measúnaithe ar líne in áit scrúduithe foirmiúla i scríbhinn.

Rudaí A CHEADAÍTEAR duit a dhéanamh:

  • Déan cinnte de go ndéanfaidh tú staidéar agus ullmhú roimh an scrúdú
  • Eagraigh do chuid nótaí agus déan cinnte de go ndéanfaidh tú iad a leabharmharcáil le go mbeidh sé éasca le teacht orthu
  • Ullmhaigh d’achoimrí roimh ré
  • Ná déan dearmad d’fhoinsí a lua.

Rudaí NACH gCEADAÍTEAR duit a dhéanamh:

  • Ná cóipeáil agus ná greamaigh aon rud
  • Ná bain úsáid as freagra duine eile
  • Ná déan dearmad na foinsí a lua
  • Ná bain úsáid as muilte aistí ná as láithreáin ghréasáin ar nós Chegg

An Bhradaíl

Is é atá sa bhradaíl ná gníomh cóipeála, lena n-áirítear obair duine eile a áireamh nó a lua go díreach gan aitheantas leordhóthanach a thabhairt dó nó di – i gcás scrúduithe ar líne chomh maith.

Cén chaoi bradaíl a sheachaint

  • Mura leatsa an fhaisnéis a bhfuil tú chun úsáid a bhaint aisti – luaigh d’fhoinse
  • Déan gach iarracht gan faisnéis a chóipeáil agus a ghreamú
  • Freagair an cheist i d’fhocail féin
  • Ná roinn do chuid faisnéise le daoine eile i do rang