September 2023

Month Archives

SU Weekly Email 5 – 28th September 2023

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  

 

National Student Protest

Huge thank you to everyone that supported our protest yesterday – we go again on Wednesday and this time it’s NATIONAL! Join us for the USI national student protest in Dublin Weds 4th Oct. This is your chance to join thousands of students from across the country calling on the Government to use their €65 billion “Rainy Day” fund to address the student accommodation crisis and increasing cost of education. We will have return buses going from Galway 9am and returning in the evening. Book your €2 return ticket HERE. (University of Galway student ID/proof of registration required).

 

Hygiene Hub Donation Drive Tomorrow

Donate hygiene, personal care and household cleaning products to those in need and help us to end Hygiene Poverty. Items can be donated 10am-5pm Fri 29th Sept in the SU office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. More info HERE.

 

Class Reps Council Meeting

The first Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn/Class Reps Council meeting of the year is on 18:00 Mon 2nd Oct in the O’hEocha Theatre, Arts Millennium Building. All Class Reps are asked to attend. Non Class Reps can attend but won’t be able to vote. Sign up to attend HERE. If you wish to attend the meeting online, you can do at this Zoom Link

 

Diversity Week Events

  • 6.30pm Tues 3rd Oct Diversity Week Table Quiz in the Corrib Room at Sult with your SU BródSoc, African Carribean Society, Disability Soc and more. Pizza + prizes! Get tickets HERE. Raising funds for Cancer Care West and Galway Rape Crisis Centre.
  • 6pm Thurs 5th Oct Pot Luck in the Hub in Áras na Mac Léinn with your Students’ Union and BródSoc. Bring a plate and/or come along to sample foods from other cultures.

 

Class Rep Elections

  • 1st Year Class Reps: Nominations Close 5pm Fri 6th Oct. Elections take place Mon 9th – Fri 13th Oct.
  • Returning Class Reps: Nominations Close 5pm tomorrow Fri 29th Sept (where no Class Rep has been elected yet)

Log on to www.yourspace.universityofgalway.ie and go to the Class Reps tab on the left hand side to nominate + vote.

 

Sin Newspaper Recruitment

Sin is Galway’s only student newspaper and they’re recruiting now. Send your CV and Cover Letter to editor.sin@gmail.com if you’re interested in getting involved. Deadline 6pm tomorrow Fri 29th Sept. Positions include: sub editors for news & current affairs, arts & fashion, health & lifestyle, features, opinion, photography, sport agus Cainte!

 

Free Mooju!

There’ll be free Mooju sampling in the SU Office 10.30am-2.30pm Tues 3rd Oct while stocks last!

 

Clubs Captain By Election

Want to join the SU team? Nominations are now open to elect our new SU Clubs’ Captain for this year HERE. Nominations close 5pm Thurs 5th Oct and the election will take place Thurs 12th Oct. The Clubs’ Captain represents University of Galway Clubs on the Students’ Union Executive and the Sports and Recreation Union. This is a voluntary unpaid position until 30th June 2024.

 

Postgrad Quiz Night

Join the Students’ Union and the Postgrad Research Society for a Quiz Night 6pm Weds 11th Oct in the Corrib Room at Sult. Tickets are free but limited. Book yours HERE now.

 

CÉIM Peer Learning

CÉIM offers weekly peer learning sessions to 1st year students in specific disciplines to support making friends, getting up to speed on coursework and improving grades. Sessions start the week of 2nd October for Geography, Law, Psychology, Science and Spanish.

Log into YourSpace a few days before your sessions are due to start and click CÉIM in the left menu to see your CÉIM group information. CÉIM video

 

Lockers are on Sale Now

Log on to YourSpace to book and pay for your locker. You can then collect the key from the SU Office.

 

SU Climate Crew Events

  • 6pm-8pm Tues 3rd Oct Vegan Pot Luck in the Hub with Vegan Soc
  • 5pm-7pm Thurs 5th Oct Climate Crew meeting in the Stage

More info from su.environment@universityofgalway.ie

 

Sleep Out for Simon

The Simon Society are hosting a “Sleep Out for Simon” event in the Quad 6pm-6am Fri 6th Oct. The aim of the event is to raise money and awareness for the Galway Simon Community and the services that they provide. They ask that each student taking part in the Sleep Out aims to raise €100 in aid of the charity. To get involved contact the Simon Society on simon@socs.universityofgalway.ie or find ugsimonsoc on Instagram or sign up HERE.

 

CEAPAIM Planning for Semester 1 Success Student Workshop Tues 10th Oct

This free workshop will focus on metacognition (thinking about our thinking), how it applies to student life, and finding the balance between self-care, productivity and leisure. Link for more info HERE.

 

Free Library Workshops 2-6 October

  • Research Skills for Students
  • Cite Them Right
  • Endnote for Citing & Referencing
  • Conducting a Literature Review
  • First Year In

Info + booking links HERE.

 

Uncovering Empathy for Learning and Life

Free event 10am-11am Tuesday 3rd October in The View (John Broderick room) upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. More info HERE.

 

Financial Aid Fund Open

The Financial Aid Funds are intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to enable students fully benefit from their third level studies. There are 4 different funds: 1. HEAR/Access Fund 2. Means Tested Fund 3. International Student Emergency Hardship Fund 4. Emergency Hardship Fund (Irish + EU). More info and online application form HERE.

 

Competition for 1st Year Undergrads

Would you like to win a €50 top up on your SU card? Tell the University about your experience of orientation by texting Cara via WhatsApp – 086 800 6644 with a short answer to the following: Tell them what you liked and didn’t like about Orientation 2023? Make sure to use #FY23 at the start of your message. For example “#FY23 I liked….but I didn’t like….” Only answers submitted by 2 October will be entered into the draw. LINK to Cara WhatsApp.

 

The Big Gaisce Welcome

12pm-3pm Tues 3rd Oct in the ALIVE office, Áras na Mac Léinn. Drop by to meet fellow Gaisce participants, learn about the National Medal from the President of Ireland, and kickstart your award journey! Refreshments available. More info alive@universityofgalway.ie

 

Better Out Than In

Belong To Youth Service’s annual mental health campaign #BetterOutThanIn is back! This year, the campaign focuses on letting LGBTQ+ youth know that, if you’re struggling with anxiety, sadness or other mental health difficulties, help is there. To learn more, click the link HERE.

 

Life Skills

Our Life Skills courses are filling up fast so register soon for:

  • Gaeilge – limited spaces
  • Financial Resilience
  • Heartsaver AED
  • Mental Health Workshop
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • safeTALK Suicide Alertness – limited spaces

More info and registration HERE

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO

 

Agóid Náisiúnta na Mac Léinn

Gabhaimid buíochas ollmhór le gach duine a thacaigh lenár n-agóid inné – téimid arís ar an gCéadaoin agus an iarraidh seo, beidh sé ar bhonn NÁISIÚNTA! Bí linn le haghaidh agóid na mac léinn náisiúnta AMLÉ i mBaile Átha Cliath Céadaoin 4 Deireadh Fómhair. Is é seo do sheans a bheith páirteach leis na mílte mac léinn ó cheann ceann na tíre ag iarraidh ar an Rialtas a gciste €65 billiún “Lá na Báistí” a úsáid chun aghaidh a thabhairt ar ghéarchéim lóistín na mac léinn agus ar chostas an oideachais atá ag dul i méid. Beidh busanna fillte againn ag dul ó Ghaillimh ar 9r.n. agus ag filleadh sa tráthnóna. Cuir do thicéad fillte €2 in áirithe ANSEO. (Aitheantas mic léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe/cruthúnas ar chlárú ag teastáil).

 

Feachtas Deonacháin an Mhoil Shláinteachais – Amárach

Tabhair earraí sláinteachais, cúraim pearsanta agus táirgí glantacháin tí dóibh siúd atá i ngátar agus cabhrú linn deireadh a chur leis an mBochtaineacht Sláinteachais. Is féidir earraí a bhronnadh 10r.n.-5i.n.ar an Aoine, an 29 Meán Fómhair in oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Níos mó eolais ANSEO.

 

Cruinniú de Chomhairle na nIonadaithe Ranga

Beidh an chéad chruinniú de Chomhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn/Comhairle na nIonadaithe Ranga na bliana ar 18:00 Luan 2 Deireadh Fómhair in Amharclann Uí Eochaidh, Áras Dán na Milaoise Iarrtar ar gach Ionadaí Ranga a bheith i láthair. Is féidir le hionadaithe nach ionadaithe Ranga iad a bheith i láthair ach ní bheidh siad in ann vóta a chaitheamh. Cláraigh chun freastal ANSEO. Más mian leat freastal ar an gcruinniú ar líne, is féidir leat é a dhéanamh ag an Nasc Zoom seo.

 

Imeachtaí Sheachtain na hÉagsúlachta

  • 30i.n. Máirt 3 Deireadh Fómhair Tráth na gCeist Boird Sheachtain na hÉagsúlachta i Seomra na Coiribe ag Sult le do BródSoc de chuid Chomhaltais na Mac Léinn, African Carribean Society, Disability Soc agus go leor eile. Píotsa + duaiseanna! Faigh ticéid ANSEO. Cistí a bhailiú do Chúram Ailse an Iarthair agus d’Ionad Géarchéime um Éigniú na Gaillimhe.
  • n. ar an Déardaoin 5 Deireadh Fómhair Pot Luck sa Mhol in Áras na Mac Léinn le d’Aontas na Mac Léinn agus BródSoc. Tabhair leat pláta agus/nó bí ann le bianna a bhlaiseadh ó chultúir eile.

 

Toghcháin d’Ionadaithe Ranga

  • Ionadaithe Ranga 1ú Bliain: Ainmniúcháin ag dúnadh 5i.n. Aoine, an 6 Deireadh Fómhair. Beidh toghcháin ar siúl ar an Luan 9 – Aoine 13 Deireadh Fómhair.
  • Ionadaithe Ranga ag filleadh: Ainmniúcháin ag dúnadh 5i.n. amárach Aoine, an 29 Meán Fómhair (áit nár toghadh aon Ionadaí Ranga go fóill)

Logáil isteach ar www.yourspace.universityofgalway.ie agus téigh go dtí an táb Ionadaithe Ranga ar thaobh na láimhe clé chun ainmniú + vóta a chaitheamh.

 

Earcaíocht do Nuachtán Sin

Is é SIN an t-aon nuachtán léinn atá ag Gaillimh agus tá siad ag earcú anois. Seol do CV agus Litir Chlúdaigh chuig editor.sin@gmail.com má tá suim agat páirt a ghlacadh ann. Spriocdháta – 6i.n. amárach Aoine, an 29 Meán Fómhair. I measc na bpost tá: fo-eagarthóirí do nuacht & cúrsaí reatha, ealaíona & faisean, sláinte & stíl mhaireachtála, gnéithe, tuairim, grianghrafadóireacht, spórt agus Cainte!

 

Mooju saor in aisce!

Beidh sampláil Mooju saor in aisce in Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 10.30r.n.-2.30i.n. Dé Máirt, an 3 Deireadh Fómhair fad is a bheidh sé i stoc!

 

Clubanna Captaen De Réir Toghcháin

An mian leat dul le foireann Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn? Tá ainmniúcháin oscailte anois chun ár gCaptaen nua do Chlubanna Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a thoghadh don bhliain seo ANSEO. Dúnfaidh na hainmniúcháin ar 5i.n.ar an Déardaoin, an 5 Deireadh Fómhair agus beidh an toghchán ar siúl ar an Déardaoin, an 12 Deireadh Fómhair. Déanann Captaen na gClubanna ionadaíocht ar Chlubanna Ollscoil na Gaillimhe ar Fheidhmeannas Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus ar an Aontas Spóirt agus Áineasa. Is post deonach gan phá é seo go dtí an 30 Meitheamh 2024.

 

Oíche Tráth na gCeist d’Iarchéimithe

Bí i dteannta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus Chumann Taighde na n-iarchéimithe d’Oíche Thráth na gCeist ar 6i.n. ar an gCéadaoin, an 11 Deireadh Fómhair i Seomra na Coiribe ag Sult. Tá na ticéid saor in aisce ach teoranta. Cuir do cheannsa in áirithe ANSEO anois.

 

Piarfhoghlaim CÉIM

Cuireann CÉIM seisiúin phiarfhoghlama seachtainiúla ar fáil do mhic léinn 1ú bliana i ndisciplíní ar leith chun tacú le cairde a chruthú, chun dul i dtaithí ar obair chúrsa agus chun gráid a fheabhsú. Tosaíodh na seisiúin ar an tseachtain dar dtús an 2 Deireadh Fómhair don Tíreolaíocht, Dlí, Síceolaíocht, Eolaíocht agus Spáinnis.

 

Logáil isteach i YourSpace cúpla lá sula mbeidh do sheisiúin le tosú agus cliceáil céim sa roghchlár ar chlé chun eolas do ghrúpa céim a fheiceáil. Físeán CÉIM

 

Tá Taisceadáin ar Díol Anois

Logáil isteach ar YourSpace chun áirithint a dhéanamh agus íoc as do thaisceadán. Is féidir leat an eochair a bhailiú ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

 

Imeachtaí Criú Aeráide Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

  • n.-8i.n. Máirt, an 3 Deireadh Fómhair Pot Luck Veigeánach sa Mhol le Vegan Soc
  • n. -7i.n. Déardaoin, an 5 Deireadh Fómhair – Cruinniú den Chriú Aeráide sa Chéim

Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.environment@universityofgalway.ie

 

Codail Amach do Chlann Shíomóin

Tá ócáid “Codail Amach do Chlann Shíomóin” á reáchtáil ag Cumann Shíomóin sa Chearnóg 6i.n.-6r.n. Aoine, an 6 Deireadh Fómhair. Is í aidhm na hócáide ná airgead agus feasacht a bhailiú do Chlann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe agus do na seirbhísí a chuireann siad ar fáil. Iarrann siad go bhfuil sé mar aidhm ag gach mac léinn atá ag glacadh páirte sa Codail Amach €100 a bhailiú i gcabhair ar an gcarthanacht. Ar mhaithe le bheith páirteach déan teagmháil leis an gCumann Shíomóin ar simon@socs.universityofgalway.ie nó aimsigh ugsimonsoc ar Instagram nó cláraigh ANSEO.

 

Pleanáil CEAPAIM do Sheimeastar 1 Ceardlann Rath do Mhic Léinn ar an Máirt, an 10 Deireadh Fómhair

Díreoidh an cheardlann saor in aisce seo ar mheiteachognaíocht (ag smaoineamh ar ár smaointeoireacht), ar an gcaoi a mbaineann sé le saol an mhic léinn, agus ar an gcothromaíocht idir féinchúram, táirgiúlacht agus áineasa a aimsiú. Nasc le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.

 

Ceardlanna Leabharlainne Saor in Aisce 2 -6 Deireadh Fómhair

  • Scileanna Taighde do Mhic Léinn
  • Lua a Dhéanamh mar is Ceart
  • Fonóta maidir le Lua agus Tagairt a dhéanamh
  • Léirmheas Litríochta a Dhéanamh
  • An Chéad Bhliain Isteach

Eolas + naisc áirithinte ANSEO.

 

Comhbhá don Fhoghlaim agus don Saol a Nochtadh

Imeacht saor in aisce 10r.n. -11r.n. Máirt, an 3 Deireadh Fómhair in The View (seomra John Broderick) thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Níos mó eolais ANSEO.

 

Ciste Cúnamh Airgeadais ar Oscailt

Tá sé i gceist ag na Cistí Cúnaimh Airgeadais dul i ngleic le míbhuntáiste trí thacaíocht airgeadais a chur ar fáil chun mic léinn a chumasú leas iomlán a bhaint as a gcuid staidéir tríú leibhéal. Tá 4 chiste éagsúla ann: 1. Ciste HEAR/Rochtana 2. An Ciste Tástála Acmhainne 3. An Ciste Cruatain Éigeandála do Mhic Léinn Idirnáisiúnta 4. An Ciste Cruatain Éigeandála (Éireannaigh + AE). Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar líne ANSEO.

 

Comórtas d’fhochéimithe 1ú Bliain

Ar mhaith leat breisiú €50 a bhuachan ar do chárta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn? Inis don Ollscoil faoi do thaithí ar ionduchtú trí théacs a chur chuig Cara trí WhatsApp – 086 800 6644 le freagra gearr ar an méid seo a leanas: Inis dóibh cad a thaitin leat agus nár thaitin leat faoi Ionduchtú 2023? Bí cinnte go n-úsáidfidh tú #FY23 ag tús do theachtaireachta. Mar shampla “#FY23 Thaitin…. liom ach níor thaitin…. ” Ní chuirfear ach freagraí a chuirfear isteach faoin 2 Deireadh Fómhair isteach sa tarraingt. NASC chuig WhatsApp Cara.

 

 

Fáilte Mhór Gaisce

12i.n.-3i.n. Dé Máirt 3 Deireadh Fómhair san oifig ALIVE, Áras na Mac Léinn. Buail isteach chun bualadh le rannpháirtithe eile Gaisce, foghlaim faoin mBonn Náisiúnta ó Uachtarán na hÉireann, agus cuir tús le do thuras bronnta! Sólaistí ar fáil. Tuilleadh eolais alive@universityofgalway.ie

 

Níos Fearr Amuigh ná Istigh

Tá feachtas bliantúil ‘Belong To’ meabhairshláinte na Seirbhíse Óige #BetterOutThanIn ar ais! I mbliana, díríonn an feachtas ar a chur in iúl don aos óg LADTA+ go bhfuil cabhair ann má tá tú ag streachailt le himní, brón nó deacrachtaí meabhairshláinte eile. Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil, cliceáil ar an nasc ANSEO.

 

Scileanna Saoil

Tá spásanna ag éirí lán go tapa dár gcúrsaí Scileanna Saoil, mar sin cláraigh go luath le haghaidh:

  • Gaeilge – spásanna teoranta
  • Acmhainneacht Airgeadais
  • Oiliúint ACS
  • Ceardlann Mheabhairshláinte
  • Oiliúint um Nochtadh ó Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe
  • Foláireamh maidir le féinmharú de chuid safeTALK – spásanna teoranta

Tuilleadh eolais agus clárúchán ANSEO.

 

Contact Us / Déan Teagmháil Linn

Is féidir leat teagmháil a dhéanamh le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn trí ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig studentsunion@nuigalway.ie le haon cheisteanna nó moltaí atá agat. Is féidir ‘is maith liom’ a thabhairt dúinn nó muid a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok agus Twitter.

 

October SU Events

News

October 2023 SU Events

Click the links for more information/tickets or email studentsunion@universityofgalway.ie

Monday 2nd October

CÉIM sessions start Geography, Law, Psychology, Science and Spanish

6pm Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn (Class Rep Council) Meeting 1

7pm Sin Newspaper Meeting in computer room upstairs in Arts Millennium Building

Tuesday 3rd October

10.30am-2.30pm Mooju Free Samples in SU Office while stocks last!

5pm Deadline to register for Gaeilge Courses

5pm First Year Class Rep Nominations Close on YourSpace

6pm-8pm Vegan Pot Luck in the Hub with the Climate Crew and Vegan Soc

6.30pm Diversity Week Table Quiz in Corrib Room at Sult. Raising fund for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cancer Care West. Tickets €3 HERE.

8pm Self Defence Course SOLD OUT

Wednesday 4th October

9am-6pm National Student Protest in Dublin with USI. Bus tickets €2 HERE.

Thursday 5th October

11am Postgrad Workers Protest outside the Library

5pm Nominations Close Clubs Captain By Election

5pm-7pm Climate Crew meeting in The Stage with poster making for Climate Strike

6pm Pot Luck in The Hub for Diversity Week. Bring a plate and/or sample dishes from other cultures.

Friday 6th October

SU Heartsaver AED Courses

2pm Fridays for Future Climate Strike in Eyre Square

Monday 9th October

Mental Health Week Starts

Sin Issue 1 Out

11am-3pm SU Feel Good Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn for Mental Health Week

5pm Applications close for Student Safety Watch

7pm Speed Friending at Sult. Free tickets HERE.

Tuesday 10th October

Gaeilge/Irish Language Courses Start

6.30pm-7.30pm Jigsaw 5 A Day for Mental Health Online Workshop

Wednesday 11th October

10am-4pm Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) Info Stand in Áras Moyola foyer

5pm-6pm Financial Resilience Online Workshop

6pm Postgrad Quiz Night in the Corrib Room at Sult

Thursday 12th October

10am-8pm Clubs Captain Election Voting on YourSpace (only Club Captains may vote in this election)

11am-3pm Share The Load Exhibit in Áras na Mac Léinn for Mental Health Week

Friday 13th October

9.30am-1.30pm safeTALK Training

5pm First Year Class Rep Election Voting Closes on YourSpace 

Monday 16th October

5pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting in the Small Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

8pm-9pm Pints with the SU President at Sult

Tuesday 17th October

6pm College of Medicine, Nursing + Health Sciences Class Rep Meeting AC202

7pm College of Business, Public Policy + Law Class Rep Meeting AC202

Wednesday 18th October

6pm College of Science and Engineering Class Rep Meeting AC201

7pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies Class Rep Meeting AC201

10.30am-1.30pm USA Summer Camp Pop Up in SU Office and Talk (2pm-3pm The View/John Broderick Room)

Thursday 19th October

6pm Postgraduate Class Rep meeting AC201

Friday 20th October

10:30am-12:30pm Postgrad Coffee Morning with the SU Postgrad Officers in the Corrib Room at Sult

12pm-2pm Palestine Solidarity Discussion in The Hub

Monday 23rd October

11am-3pm Galway Simon Pop Up Clothes Shop in The Cube

5pm Nursing Uniform Donation Drive Ends

6pm Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn (Class Rep Council) Meeting 2. Sign up HERE.

8pm-9pm Pints with the SU President at Sult

Wednesday 25th October 

6pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting in The Stage downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

7pm-8pm Beginners Tin Whistle Course starts. More info + sign up HERE.

Thursday 26th October

6pm-7.30pm Panel Discussion on the situation in Palestine in AC002 Emily Anderson Theatre Arts/Science Concourse

8pm Harry-Ween at Sult in aid of the SU Charities. Buy your €5 tickets HERE.

Friday 27th October

10am-5pm Hygiene Hub Donation Drive

Monday 30th October

Bank Holiday (no lectures)

Tuesday 31st October

Deadline to pay Semester 1 Fees

7pm-12am Hallows!!! Tickets SOLD OUT!!!! Line up info HERE.

Accommodation Crisis Protest

News

Students’ Union to Sleep Out to Highlight Accommodation Crisis

University of Galway Students’ Union will be holding an accommodation protest and sleep out at Eyre Square on Wednesday 27th of September. The protest will meet the Quadrangle at University of Galway campus at 4.30pm and later make its way to Eyre Square where there will be speeches before the students set up camp for the night.

The Union is calling on the Government and the University to come up with urgent solutions for the huge numbers of Galway students who are currently homeless. The sleep out protest aims to draw attention to the plight of the many students who can’t find housing.

Students’ Union President Dean Kenny said: “Our students are among the worst affected by the current housing crisis, we have students commuting for up to 7 hours a day, paying extortionate rent, sleeping on friends couches or living in hostels. This is completely unacceptable, and it is down to lack of Government action. Students cannot possibly study, live and work under these conditions. We are calling for more affordable student accommodation, digs legislation, and for our public representatives to finally start taking this issue seriously”.

Students’ Union Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer Izzy Tiernan added: “We are getting hundreds of emails and phone calls every day from students and their families who are desperately seeking housing. It’s heart breaking to hear the circumstances that students are finding themselves in. There’s also been an increase in accommodation fraud which is adding to this nightmare situation.”

 

SU Weekly Email 4 – 21st September 2023

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  

 

Freshers’ Fair TODAY!

Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-3pm today Thurs 21st Sept for our massive Freshers’ Fair. There’ll be 2,000 free Rudaí Áille Freshers’ bags, free food, prizes, student deals, a vintage pop up shop, giant inflatable games, music and food trucks. Full line up HERE.

 

Protest on Wednesday

We will be holding a protest to highlight the accommodation and cost of living crisis and how it is impacting our students on Weds 27th of Sept. JOIN US and make the student voice heard! Meet at 4.30pm at the Quad and we will march together to Eyre Square. We’ll be camping out in Eyre Square for the night and all are welcome to join us for the protest and/or the camp out. Tents will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Don’t forget to take our short accommodation survey HERE. More info from su.president@universityofgalway.ie

 

Get On Track this Wednesday

Call to the library foyer 1pm-3pm this Weds 27th of Sept to find out about all the academic supports that are free and available to you! More info su.education@universityofgalway.ie

 

Environmental Summit Tomorrow

Join us at 11am tomorrow Fri 22nd Sept for our Environmental Summit.  There’ll be workshops on Environmental Issues, panel discussions and a presentation from Let’s Do It India organisation founder Prof. Pankaj Choudhary. Tickets are free but limited so book yours HERE.

 

Student Safety Watch Applications

Applications are now OPEN for the Student Safety Watch for the 2023/24 academic term. Please send your CV together with cover letter outlining your suitability to be part of the Student Safety Watch to chris.newell@universityofgalway.ie before 5pm on Monday 9 October 2023.

Full job description is available HERE. Late applications will not be accepted. Please note: You must be available for training on Thursday 26 October.

 

Free Lab Coats Monday

Free Lab Coats + Goggles at 10am this Mon 25th Sept at the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Limited supply. First come first served. Thanks to everyone who donated to this initiative. Lab Coats and goggles can also be purchased from the SU XL Shop near the Bialann – just ask at the counter!

 

Class Reps

Become the voice of your class this year! Class Reps represent their class, learn loads of new skills and get a great free hoodie! More info from su.education@universityofgalway.ie

  • Returning Student class rep election voting closes at 5pm tomorrow Fri 22nd Sept on YourSpace
  • 1st Year Student class rep nominations close at 5pm on Fri 29th Sept on YourSpace

 

CÉIM Peer Learning

CÉIM offers weekly peer learning sessions to 1st year students in specific disciplines to support making friends, getting up to speed on coursework and improving grades.

Session start times:

  • Week of 25th September – Hotel Management, PCM, Engineering, Political Science and Sociology
  • Week of 2nd October – Geography, Law, Psychology, Science, Spanish

Log into YourSpace a few days before your sessions are due to start and click CÉIM in the left menu to see your CÉIM group information. CÉIM video

 

Postgrad Speed Friending

Postgrads Speed Friending is on at 6pm Weds 27th Sept. Spaces are free but limited so book HERE. These free events for Postgraduate students are a collaboration between the Students’ Union and the Postgraduate Research Society

 

Just 3

Join us at 10am on Sat 23 Sept to help with planting fruit bushes, litter picking and hazelnut harvesting with Tuatha volunteers of Terryland Forest Park. Register on YourSpace and start your ‘Just 3’ journey.

 

Sin Newspaper

Galway’s only student newspaper and your campus voice Sin (Student Independent News) will be back soon. If you’d like to write or take photos for the paper please follow sin_newsug on Instagram for updates.

 

Financial Aid Fund Open

The Financial Aid Funds are intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to enable students fully benefit from their third level studies. There are 4 different funds: 1. HEAR/Access Fund 2. Means Tested Fund 3. International Student Emergency Hardship Fund 4. Emergency Hardship Fund (Irish + EU). More info and online application form HERE.

 

Student Pantry

The Student Pantry is open at 4pm on Mondays and Fridays in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. This initiative aims to reduce food waste by redistributing food that would otherwise go to landfill. Follow studentpantrygalway for updates on Instagram and don’t forget to bring a bag!

 

HPV Vaccination Clinic Monday

Pop up HPV Vaccination Clinic 9am-4pm Mon 25 Sept in THB G011 Hardiman Research Building. Registration link HERE. Criteria to book appointment Female aged 16-24 or Male aged 16 or older who started 1st year of secondary school 2019/2020

 

Free Library Academic Skills Workshops

  • Endnote for Citing & Referencing
  • FYI: First Year In
  • Conducting a Literature Review
  • Cite Them RIght

More info and free booking HERE.

 

Sustainability Week Survey

Take a minute to complete the University Sustainability Week survey HERE.

 

Lockers are on Sale Now

Log on to YourSpace to book and pay for your locker. You can then collect the key from the SU Office.

 

Are you an early-career researcher at the University of Galway?

Would you like to join an interdisciplinary Peer Support Group to meet with likeminded people, share research challenges and problem-solve together? If so, please join this WhatsApp group for information on where and when the lunchtime meetings of the Peer Support Group will take place this year HERE.

 

Meet your Students’ Union

We’ve a short video introducing your Students’ Union and all the services we provide for you, our members, HERE.

 

Culture Night

Culture Night takes place tomorrow Fri 22nd Sept and there’s loads of free events taking place across Galway city and county. More info HERE.

 

Have you got your SU Card yet?

It’s our FREE loyalty card for you to use at Sult, the SU Shop + Smokey’s Café and gives you access to great deals + freebies. Collect your card from the SU Office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Register it HERE.  

 

Free on Monday?

Join Galway Bay Brewery Beer Running club for a free social 5km run and get a free beer after! Meet 7pm Mon 25th Sept in the back area of the Oslo bar in Salthill. Back drop available and all fitness levels welcome. Follow galwaybeerrun on Instagram for more information.

 

Misleór Festival

The Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures is back 28th Sept-1st Oct, There’s great events happening on campus/around Galway and most events are FREE! More info + booking HERE.

 

Life Skills

Our Life Skills courses are filling up fast so register soon for:

  • Sign Language – 1 space left
  • Gaeilge – limited spaces
  • Financial Resilience
  • Heartsaver AED
  • Mental Health Workshop
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • safeTALK Suicide Alertness – limited spaces

More info and registration HERE

 

Nursing and Midwifery Uniform Donation Drive

Have you got an old or unused nursing or midwifery uniform? Donate it at the Students’ Union Office so that it can be passed on to another student.

 

Laptop Loan Scheme Update

The laptop loan scheme will be offering a laptop loan to all incoming HEAR access entry students and current Access programme students. Students in these categories will be contacted directly to apply. If there are laptops available after the first round of distribution devices can be allocated on a case-by-case basis. They are asking all other students interested in applying, to fill out the Expression of Interest Form. They cannot guarantee that a student will be successful, even if they meet the criteria, due to a limited supply of devices.

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

Check the Register of Electors today HERE. Even if you’re already registered, its best to check and confirm your details are current and correct!

 

Welcome Magazine

Our Fáilte magazine has all the information you need about starting life at the University of Galway and Galway! There’s some great offers, deals and information from our supporters too so have a read HERE.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  

 

Aonach na bhFreisear – INNIU!

Buail isteach chuig Áras na Mac Léinn 11r.n.-3i.n. inniu Déardaoin 21 Meán Fómhair dár nAonach na bhFreisear ollmhór. Beidh 2,000 mála Rudaí Áille Freisear saor in aisce, bia saor in aisce, duaiseanna, margaí do mhic léinn, siopa éadaí seanré pop-up, cluichí ollmhóra inséidte, trucailí ceoil agus bia. Sceideal iomlán ANSEO.

 

Agóid ar an gCéadaoin

Beimid ag reáchtáil agóide chun aird a tharraingt ar an ngéarchéim lóistín agus costais mhaireachtála agus ar an tionchar atá aici ar ár mic léinn Dé Céadaoin, an 27 Meán Fómhair. BÍGÍ LINN agus bíodh glór na mac léinn le cloisteáil! Teacht le chéile ag 4.30i.n. ag an gCearnóg agus máirseálfaimid le chéile go dtí an Fhaiche Mhór. Beimid ag campáil amuigh ar an bhFaiche Mhór don oíche agus tá fáilte roimh chách a bheith linn don agóid agus/nó don champáil amuigh. Cuirfear pubaill ar fáil, ach bíodh drogall ort do chuid féin a thabhairt leat. Ná déan dearmad ár suirbhé gearr lóistín a dhéanamh ANSEO. Tuilleadh eolais ó su.president@universityofgalway.ie

 

Socraigh Tú Féin ar an gCéadaoin seo

Buail isteach chuig forhalla na leabharlainne 1i.n.-3i.n. Dé Céadaoin seo, an 27 Meán Fómhair chun eolas a fháil faoi na tacaíochtaí acadúla go léir atá saor in aisce agus atá ar fáil duit! Tuilleadh eolais su.education@universityofgalway.ie

 

Cruinniú Mullaigh Comhshaoil – Amárach

Bígí linn ag 11r.n. amárach Dé hAoine, an 22 Meán Fómhair dár gCruinniú Mullaigh Comhshaoil.  Beidh ceardlanna ann maidir le Saincheisteanna Comhshaoil, plé painéil agus cur i láthair ó bhunaitheoir na heagraíochta Let’s Do It India, an tOllamh Pankaj Choudhary. Tá na ticéid saor in aisce ach teoranta mar sin cuir do cheannsa in áirithe ANSEO.

 

Iarratais Faire Sábháilteachta do Mhic Léinn

Tá iarratais OSCAILTE anois don Fhaire Sábháilteachta Mac Léinn don téarma acadúil 2023/24. Seol do CV in éineacht le litir chumhdaigh ina leagtar amach d’oiriúnacht a bheith mar chuid den Fhaire Sábháilteachta do Mhic Léinn chuig chris.newell@universityofgalway.ie roimh 5i.n. ar an Luan, an 9 Deireadh Fómhair 2023.

Tá cur síos iomlán ar an bpost ar fáil ANSEO. Ní ghlacfar le hiarratais dhéanacha. Tabhair faoi deara: Ní mór duit a bheith ar fáil le haghaidh oiliúna ar an Déardaoin, an 26 Deireadh Fómhair.

 

Cótaí Saotharlainne Saor in Aisce – Dé Luain

Cótaí Saotharlainne Saor in Aisce + Spéaclaí Cosanta ag 10r.n. Dé Luain seo 25 Meán Fómhair in Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Soláthar teoranta. Tiocfaidh do sheal mar a thiocfaidh tú féin. Gabhaimid buíochas le gach duine a bhronn earraí ar an tionscnamh seo. Is féidir Cótaí Saotharlainne agus gloiní cosanta a cheannach ó Shiopa XL Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn in aice leis an mBialann freisin – níl le déanamh ach ceist a chur ag an gcuntar!

 

Ionadaithe Ranga

Bí i do ghlór ar son do ranga i mbliana! Déanann Ionadaithe Ranga ionadaíocht ar a rang, foghlaimíonn siad ualaí scileanna nua agus faigheann siad húdaí iontach saor in aisce! Tuilleadh eolais su.education@universityofgalway.ie

  • Dúnfaidh an vótáil le haghaidh mic léinn ar ionadaithe ranga iad atá ag filleadh amárach ar 5i.n. Dé hAoine, an 22  Meán Fómhair arYourSpace
  • Dúnann ainmniúcháin d’ionadaithe ranga na 1úBliana ar 5i.n. Dé hAoine, an 29 Meán Fómhair ar YourSpace

 

Piarfhoghlaim CÉIM

Cuireann CÉIM seisiúin phiarfhoghlama seachtainiúla ar fáil do mhic léinn 1ú bliana i ndisciplíní ar leith chun tacú le cairde a chruthú, chun dul i dtaithí ar obair chúrsa agus chun gráid a fheabhsú.

Amanna tosaigh an tseisiúin:

  • Seachtain dár dtús an 25 Meán Fómhair – Bainistíocht Óstáin, PCM, Innealtóireacht, Eolaíocht Pholaitiúil agus Socheolaíocht
  • An tSeachtain dar dtús an 2 Deireadh Fómhair – Tíreolaíocht, Dlí, Síceolaíocht, Eolaíocht, Spáinnis

Logáil isteach i YourSpace cúpla lá sula mbeidh do sheisiúin le tosú agus cliceáil céim sa roghchlár ar chlé chun eolas do ghrúpa CÉIM a fheiceáil. Físeán CÉIM

 

Cairdeas a Dhéanamh go Tapa d’Iarchéimithe

Beidh Cairdeas a Dhéanamh go Tapa d’Iarchéimithe ar siúl ar 6i.n. Dé Céadaoin, an 27 Meán Fómhair. Tá spásanna saor in aisce ach teoranta mar sin déan áirithint ANSEO. Is comhoibriú iad na himeachtaí saor in aisce seo do mhic léinn Iarchéime idir Comhaltas na Mac Léinn agus an Cumann Taighde Iarchéime

 

Just 3

Bí linn ag 10r.n Dé Sathairn, an 23 Meán Fómhair chun cabhrú le toir torthaí a phlandáil, piocadh bruscair agus baint collchnó le hoibrithe deonacha Tuatha i bPáirc Foraoise Thír Oileáin. Cláraigh ar YourSpace agus cuir tús le do thuras ‘Just 3 ‘.

 

Nuachtán Sin

Beidh an t-aon nuachtán do mhic léinn i nGaillimh agus do ghuth campais, Sin (Student Independent News), ar ais go luath. Más mian leat grianghraif a thógáil nó a bheith ag scríobh don pháipéar, lean sin_nuachtug ar Instagram le haghaidh nuashonruithe.

 

Ciste Cúnamh Airgeadais ar Oscailt

Tá sé i gceist ag na Cistí Cúnamh Airgeadais dul i ngleic le míbhuntáiste trí thacaíocht airgeadais a chur ar fáil chun mic léinn a chumasú leas iomlán a bhaint as a gcuid staidéir tríú leibhéal. Tá 4 chiste éagsúla ann: 1. Ciste HEAR/Rochtana 2. An Ciste Tástála Acmhainne 3. An Ciste Cruatain Éigeandála do Mhic Léinn Idirnáisiúnta 4. An Ciste Cruatain Éigeandála (Éireannaigh + AE). Tuilleadh eolais agus foirm iarratais ar líne ANSEO.

 

Pantrach na Mac Léinn

Bíonn Pantrach na Mac Léinn ar oscailt ar 4i.n. Dé Luain agus Dé hAoine sa Large Acoustic Room thíos staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Tá sé mar aidhm ag an tionscnamh seo cur amú bia a laghdú trí bhia a athdháileadh, a rachadh go líonadh talún murach sin. Lean studentpantrygalway le haghaidh nuashonruithe ar Instagram agus ná déan dearmad mála a thabhairt leat!

 

Clinic Vacsaínithe HPV – Dé Luain

Beidh Clinic Vacsaínithe HPV pop-up ann 9r.n.-4i.n. ar an Luan, an 25 Meán Fómhair i bhFoirgneamh Taighde Hardiman, THB G011. Nasc clárúcháin ANSEO. Critéir chun coinne a chur in áirithe – Mná idir 16 -24 bliana d’aois nó Fir 16 bliana d’aois nó níos sine a thosaigh an 1ú bliain den mheánscoil in 2019/2020

 

Ceardlanna Saor in Aisce ar Scileanna Acadúla de chuid na Leabharlainne

  • Fonóta maidir le Lua agus Tagairt a dhéanamh
  • FYI: An Chéad Bhliain Isteach
  • Léirmheas Litríochta a Dhéanamh
  • Lua a Dhéanamh mar is Ceart

Tuilleadh eolais agus áirithintí ANSEO.

 

Suirbhé ar an tSeachtain Inbhuanaitheachta

Glac nóiméad chun suirbhé Sheachtain Inbhuanaitheachta na hOllscoile a chomhlánú ANSEO.

 

Tá Taisceadáin ar Díol Anois

Logáil isteach ar YourSpace chun áirithint a dhéanamh agus íoc as do thaisceadán. Is féidir leat an eochair a bhailiú ansin ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

 

An taighdeoir luathghairme thú in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe?

Ar mhaith leat a bheith páirteach i nGrúpa Idirdhisciplíneach um Thacaíocht Piaraí chun bualadh le daoine leis an dearcadh céanna, dúshláin taighde a chomhroinnt agus fadhbanna a réiteach le chéile? Más fíor sin, téigh leis an ngrúpa WhatsApp seo chun eolas a fháil faoi cá háit agus cathain a bheidh cruinnithe am lóin an Ghrúpa Tacaíochta Piaraí ar siúl i mbliana ANSEO.

 

Cuir aithne ar do Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Tá físeán gairid againn ina gcuirtear do Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn i láthair agus na seirbhísí go léir a chuirimid ar fáil duitse, ár mbaill,  ANSEO.

 

Oíche Chultúir

Beidh Oíche Chultúir ar siúl amárach Dé hAoine, an 22 Meán Fómhair agus tá go leor imeachtaí saor in aisce ar siúl ar fud chathair agus chontae na Gaillimhe. Níos mó eolais ANSEO.

 

An bhfuil do Chárta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn faighte agat go fóill?

Is é ár gcárta dílseachta SAOR IN AISCE é le húsáid agat ag Sult, Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn + Smokey’s Café agus tugann sé rochtain duit ar mhargaí iontacha + aiscíní. Bailigh do chárta ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 10r.n.-5i.n. Dé Luain-Aoine. Cláraigh Anseo é.  

 

Faoi réir ar an Luan?

Téigh isteach i gClub Reáchtála Grúdlann Chuan na Gaillimhe le haghaidh rith sóisialta 5km + agus pionta saor in aisce ina dhiaidh sin! Buail le chéile 7i.n. Dé Luain, an 25 Meán Fómhair i limistéar cúil teach tábhairne Oslo ar Bhóthar na Trá. Áit fágála mála ar fáil, tá fáilte roimh gach leibhéal aclaíochta. Lean galwaybeerrun ar Instagram le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais.

 

Féile Misleór

Beidh Misleór Festival of Nomadic Cultures ar ais ar an 28 Meán Fómhair -1 Deireadh Fómhair, Tá imeachtaí iontacha ag tarlú ar an gcampas/timpeall na Gaillimhe agus tá formhór na n-imeachtaí SAOR IN AISCE! Tuilleadh eolais agus áirithint ANSEO.

 

Scileanna Saoil

Tá ár gcúrsaí Scileanna Saoil ag líonadh suas go tapa mar sin cláraigh go luath le haghaidh:

  • Teanga Chomharthaíochta – 1 spás fágtha
  • Gaeilge – spásanna teoranta
  • Athléimneacht Airgeadais
  • Oiliúint ACS
  • Ceardlann Mheabhairshláinte
  • Oiliúint um Nochtadh ó Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe
  • Foláireamh maidir le féinmharú de chuid safeTALK – spásanna teoranta

Tuilleadh eolais agus clárúchán  ANSEO.

 

Feachtas Tiomsaithe do Chulaith Altranais agus Chnáimhseachais

An bhfuil seanchulaith altranais nó chnáimhseachais d’aois nó ceann nach n-úsáideann tú? Tabhair ag Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn í ionas gur féidir é a chur ar aghaidh chuig mac léinn eile.

 

Nuashonrú ar an Scéim Iasachta Ríomhairí Glúine

Beidh an scéim iasachta ríomhaire glúine ag tairiscint iasacht ríomhaire glúine do gachl  mac léinn iontrála HEAR atá ag teacht isteach agus do mhic léinn cláir Rochtana reatha. Déanfar teagmháil dhíreach le mic léinn sna catagóirí seo chun iarratas a dhéanamh. Má tá ríomhairí glúine ar fáil tar éis an chéad bhabhta dáileacháin, is féidir gléasanna a leithdháileadh ar bhonn cás ar chás. Tá siad ag iarraidh ar gach Mac léinn eile ar spéis leo iarratas a dhéanamh, an Fhoirm Léirithe Spéise a líonadh. Ní féidir leo a chinntiú go n-éireoidh le mac léinn, go fiú má chomhlíonann siad na critéir, mar gheall ar sholáthar teoranta gléasanna.

 

An bhfuil Tú Cláraithe le Vótáil?

Seiceáil Clár na dToghthóirí inniu ANSEO. Go fiú má tá tú cláraithe cheana féin, is fearr do chuid sonraí a sheiceáil agus a dheimhniú go bhfuil siad cothrom le dáta agus ceart!

 

Iris Fáilte

Tá an t-eolas go léir a theastaíonn uait faoin saol a thosú in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe agus i nGaillimh inár n-iris Fáilte! Tá roinnt tairiscintí, margaí agus eolas iontach ónár lucht tacaíochta freisin, mar sin bí ag léamh  ANSEO.

 

Contact Us / Déan Teagmháil Linn

Is féidir leat teagmháil a dhéanamh le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn trí ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig studentsunion@universityofgalway.ie le haon cheisteanna nó moltaí atá agat. Is féidir ‘like’ a thabhairt dúinn nó muid a leanúint ar  Facebook Instagram Tik Tok agus Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

Student Safety Watch Applications

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Student Safety Watch Applications

Applications are now OPEN for the Student Safety Watch for the 2023/24 academic term.

Please send your CV together with cover letter outlining your suitability to be part of the Student Safety Watch to studentsunionrecruitment@universityofgalway.iebefore 5pm on Monday 9 October 2023.

Full job description is available HERE:

Late applications will not be accepted.

 

Please note: You must be available for training on Thursday 26 October.

SU Weekly Email 3 – 14th September 2023

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  

 

Class Reps

Nominations for Class Rep positions for returning students close 5pm TOMORROW Fri 15th Sept on YourSpace. It’s a great way to gain experience, make friends, get training and get your Class Rep Hoodie! More info HERE.

 

We are Open this Saturday!

The SU Office is open 12pm-4pm this Sat 16th Sept for Fáilte Fest with SU Cards, Student Leap Cards, freebies, games, help + advice! The SU Shop and Sult will also be open and we’ve a great free gig from Siúcra from 8pm at Sult.

 

Meet your Students’ Union

We’ve a short video introducing your Students’ Union and all the services we provide for you, our members, HERE.

 

Sustainable Development Goals Events

We’ve some great FREE events lined up for Sustainable Development Goals week next week. Click the links for info/free tickets.

 

Pilates Course Starts Monday

Our 6 Week Online Pilates Course is back and still a bargain €5 for University of Galway Students! It’s on 6.30pm Mon 18th Sept-Mon 23rd Oct. Sign up HERE.

 

Fridays For Future

We will be joining the Fridays For Future Climate Strike protest tomorrow Fri 15th Sept. Meet us at the Big Yellow Thing outside the Library at 11.30am and we will walk to Eyre Square to join the 12pm protest. More info from su.environment@universityofgalway.ie

 

Freshers’ Fair

The SU Freshers’ Fair is back 11am-3pm Thurs 21st Sept at Áras na Mac Léinn! Call down for freebies, prizes and surprises! There’ll be giant inflatable games in the Bailey Allen Hall, student deals in Áras na Mac Léinn, a vintage pop up shop in The Cube and food trucks outside Áras na Mac Léinn. We’ll also be giving out 2,000 FREE Students’ Union Rudaí Áille Freshers bags. More info HERE.

 

Second Hand Clothes Pop Up Shop

12pm-4pm this Sat 16th Sept in the Cube downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn grab some bargain second hand clothes at the Galway Simon Community Pop Up Shop!

 

Gaeilge/Irish Language Classes

Want to learn Irish or improve the Irish you have and might not be using? We will be holding Irish Language Classes for all levels this semester from Beginner to Advanced. Course cost is just €20 which will be refunded if you attend all classes.

  • Beginners 6pm-7pm Tues 10 Oct – Tues 28 Nov (in person)
  • Beginners 6pm-7pm Weds 11 Oct – Weds 29 Nov (on zoom)
  • Refreshers 7pm-8pm Tues 10 Oct – Tues 28 Nov (in person)
  • Intermediate 7pm-8pm Weds 11 Oct – Weds 29 Nov (on zoom)
  • Advanced 6pm-7pm Thurs 12 Oct – Thurs 30 Nov (on zoom)

More info + Sign Up links HERE.

 

Nursing and Midwifery Uniform Donation Drive

Have you got an old or unused nursing or midwifery uniform? Donate it at the Students’ Union Office so that it can be passed on to another student.

 

Lockers are on Sale Now

Log on to YourSpace to book and pay for your locker. You can then collect the key from the SU Office.

 

Accommodation Survey

Please take 90 seconds to complete our accommodation survey HEREso that we can better represent you our members.

 

Free Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing

Get tested for free 1pm-3pm Tues 19th Sept in The Space with Sexual Health West. The test only takes a minute.

 

Celebrating Recovery Awards

Your Students’ Union Officers Izzy Tiernan and Fionn Sexton Connolly will be at the Celebrating Recovery Awards in Salthill Weds 27th Sept. They will chat to Rory O Connor of Rory’s stories about their professional/personal experience in this area. Refreshments will be provided. Limited free tickets HERE

 

Financial Resilience Training

Financial resilience is the ability to cope with negative events that impact on our finances. It’s about feeling secure + in control, knowing you can pay the bills, deal with the unexpected + have achievable goals for the future. FREE Online course 5pm-6pm Weds 11 Oct Sign Up HERE.

 

Upcoming Postgrad Events

These free events for Postgraduate students are a collaboration between the Students’ Union and the Postgraduate Research Society

  • Postgrad Speed Friending 6pm Weds 27th Sept. Book HERE.

 

Seas Suas Programme

Seas Suas aims to promote awareness, empathy, well-being and bystander intervention, both on campus and in the wider community. In partnership with community organisations, Seas Suas covers a wide range of important topics such as: mental health, alcohol and drugs, sexual violence, suicide prevention, peer-to-peer support and relevant supports services. It takes place on 4 Tuesdays in October (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th), from 6pm – 8:30pm. It’s a free programme and food is provided. Link to register HERE. More info from seassuas@universityofgalway.ie

 

Fáilte Fest Comedy Bingo

8.30pm this Sat 16 Sept in the Bailey Allen Hall with Steve Bennett. Top prize €150! €5 tickets on sale HERE (includes €4 food voucher!)

 

LIFT Leadership Programme – last chance to join this semester!

Build your Leadership skills in a small group this semester and join in on a personal development experience! See information video and sign up online HERE. More info email lift@universityofgalway.ie

 

Library Tours

Tours start in the Library foyer – just drop by and join in!

  • 10am-3pm Fri 15 Sept (every half hour)
  • 10am-2.30pm Sat 16 Sept (every half hour)
  • 12pm + 3pm Mon 18 Sept
  • 12pm + 3pm Tues 19 Sept
  • 2pm-3.30pm Weds 20 Sept (every half hour)

 

ALIVE Volunteering Fair

12pm-4pm Tues 19th Sept in the Foyer or Áras na Mac Léinn. Chat with charities and sign up to volunteer! More info HERE or email alive@universityofgalway.ie

 

Upcoming Library Workshops

The Library has the following FREE workshops coming up. More info + registration HERE

  • Endnote for Citing & Referencing
  • FYI: First Year In. Get to know your University of Galway Library
  • Cite Them Right
  • How Mintel collects and analyses data for its market research reports
  • Conducting a Literature Review

 

Laptop Loan Scheme Update

The laptop loan scheme will be offering a laptop loan to all incoming HEAR access entry students and current Access programme students. Students in these categories will be contacted directly to apply. If there are laptops available after the first round of distribution devices can be allocated on a case-by-case basis. They are asking all other students interested in applying, to fill out the Expression of Interest Form. They cannot guarantee that a student will be successful, even if they meet the criteria, due to a limited supply of devices.

 

Pop Up HPV Vaccination Clinic

There will be a pop up HPV Vaccination Clinic 9am-4pm Mon 25th Sept in the Hardiman Research Building, THB G011. Register at this LINK

The criteria to be able to book an appointment is:

  • female age 16 to 24 years
  • male age 16 or older who started 1st year of secondary school, homeschool or a special school in the academic year 2019/2020

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

Check the Register of Electors today HERE. Even if you’re already registered, its best to check and confirm your details are current and correct!

 

Calling All Cyclists

This student-led research project seeks to better understand the daily realities of people who choose to cycle in Galway. It is a brief questionnaire of just 11 questions that should only take 2/3 minutes to complete. Survey link HERE.

 

Have you got your SU Card yet?

It’s our FREE loyalty card for you to use at Sult, the SU Shop + Smokey’s Café and gives you access to great deals + freebies. Collect your card from the SU Office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Register it HERE.  

 

Life Skills

Our Life Skills courses are now enrolling for the year ahead. Spaces are limited so sign up soon for:

  • Sign Language
  • Gaeilge
  • Pilates
  • Financial Resilience
  • Self Defence
  • Heartsaver AED
  • Mental Health
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • safeTALK Suicide Alertness

More info and registration HERE

 

Welcome Magazine

Our Fáilte magazine has all the information you need about starting life at the University of Galway and Galway! There’s some great offers, deals and information from our supporters too so have a read HERE.

 

Coming Up

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

Ionadaithe Ranga

Dúnann ainmniúcháin do phoist mar Ionadaithe Ranga do mhic léinn atá ag filleadh 5i.n. Dé hAoine, AMÁRACH, an 15 Meán Fómhair ar YourSpace. Is bealach iontach é chun taithí a fháil, cairde a chruthú, oiliúint a fháil agus do Húdaí Ionadaí Ranga a fháil! Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.

 

Táimid Oscailte an Satharn seo!

Tá Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar oscailt 12i.n.-4i.n. an Satharn seo, an 16 Meán Fómhair d’Fhéile Fháilte le Cártaí Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, Cártaí Leap do Mhic Léinn, aiscíní, cluichí, cabhair + comhairle! Beidh Siopa agus Sult Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar oscailt freisin agus tá gig iontach saor in aisce againn ó Siúcra ó 8i.n. ar aghaidh ag Sult.

 

Cuir aithne ar do Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Tá físeán gairid againn ina gcuirtear do Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn i láthair agus na seirbhísí go léir a chuirimid ar fáil duitse, ár mbaill, ANSEO.

 

Spriocanna Forbartha Inbhuanaithe – Imeachtaí

Tá roinnt imeachtaí iontacha SAOR IN AISCE curtha le chéile againn do sheachtain na Spriocanna Forbartha Inbhuanaithe an tseachtain seo chugainn. Cliceáil ar na naisc chun eolas/ticéid saor in aisce a fháil.

 

Cúrsa Pilates ag tosú Dé Luain

Tá ár gCúrsa Pilates ar Líne 6 Seachtaine ar ais agus tá sé fós ina mhargadh €5 do Mhic Léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe! Tá sé ar siúl ar 6.30i.n. Luan, an 18 Meán Fómhair – 23 Deireadh Fómhair. Cláraigh ANSEO.

 

Fridays For Future

Beimid páirteach san agóid, Fridays For Future Climate Strike, amárach Dé hAoine, an 15 Meán Fómhair. Buail isteach chugainn ag an Rud Mór Buí taobh amuigh den Leabharlann ag 11.30r.n. agus siúlfaimid chun na Faiche Móire chun páirt a ghlacadh san agóid ar 12i.n. Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.environment@universityofgalway.ie

 

Aonach na bhFhreisear

Tá Aonach na bhFreisear Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar ais 11r.n.-3i.n. Déardaoin, an 21 Meán Fómhair ag Áras na Mac Léinn! Buail isteach le haghaidh aiscíní, duaiseanna agus féiríní! Beidh cluichí ollmhóra inséidte i Halla Bailey Allen, margaí do mhic léinn in Áras na Mac Léinn, siopa éadaí seanré pop-up in The Cube agus trucailí bia lasmuigh d’Áras na Mac Léinn. Beimid ag tabhairt amach 2,000 mála Freisear ‘Rudaí Áille’ Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn SAOR IN AISCE freisin. Níos mó eolais ANSEO.

 

Preabshiopa Éadaí Dara Láimhe

12i.n.-4i.n. an Satharn seo, an 16 Meán Fómhair sa Cube thíos staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn, faigh greim ar roinnt éadaí dara láimhe atá ina margadh iontach ag Siopa Pop Up Chlann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe!

 

Ranganna Gaeilge

An bhfuil tú ag iarraidh Gaeilge a fhoghlaim nó feabhas a chur ar an nGaeilge atá agat agus nach bhfuil in úsáid agat b’fhéidir? Beidh Ranganna Gaeilge á reáchtáil againn do gach leibhéal an seimeastar seo ó Thosaitheoirí go hArdleibhéal. Níl ach €20 mar chostas ar an gcúrsa a aisíocfar má fhreastalaíonn tú ar gach rang.

  • Bunrang 6i.n. -7i.n. Máirt, an 10 Deireadh Fómhair – Máirt, an 28 Samhain (ar an láthair)
  • Bunrang 6i.n.-7i.n. Céadaoin, an 11 Deireadh Fómhair – Céadaoin, an 29 Samhain (ar Zoom)
  • Cúrsa Athnuachana 7i.n.-8i.n. Máirt, an 10 Deireadh Fómhair – Máirt, an 28 Samhain (ar an láthair)
  • Meánrang 7i.n. -8i.n. Céadaoin, an 11 Deireadh Fómhair – Céadaoin, an 29 Samhain (ar Zoom)
  • Ardleibhéal 6i.n. -7i.n. Déardaoin, an 12 Deireadh Fómhair – Déardaoin, an 30 Samhain (ar Zoom)

Tuilleadh eolais + Naisc Chlárúcháin ANSEO.

 

Feachtas Tiomsaithe do Chulaith Altranais agus Chnáimhseachais

An bhfuil seanchulaith altranais nó chnáimhseachais d’aois nó ceann nach n-úsáideann tú? Tabhair ag Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn í ionas gur féidir é a chur ar aghaidh chuig mac léinn eile.

 

Tá Taisceadáin ar Díol Anois

Logáil isteach ar www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie chun áirithint a dhéanamh agus íoc as do thaisceadán. Is féidir leat an eochair a bhailiú ansin ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

 

Suirbhé Lóistín

Glac 90 soicind, le do thoil, chun ár suirbhé lóistín a chomhlánú ANSEO ionas gur féidir linn ionadaíocht níos fearr a dhéanamh ort, ár mbaill.

 

Méarthástáil VEID & Sifilis Saor in Aisce

Faigh tástáil saor in aisce 1i.n. -3i.n. Dé Máirt, an 19 Meán Fómhair i The Space le Sexual Health West. Ní thógann an tástáil ach nóiméad.

 

Dámhachtainí Téarnaimh a Cheiliúradh

Beidh d’Oifigigh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Izzy Tiernan agus Fionn Sexton Connolly ag na Dámhachtainí Téarnaimh a Cheiliúradh ar Bhóthar na Trá ar an gCéadaoin, an 27 Meán Fómhair. Beidh siad ag déanamh comhrá le scéalta Rory O Connor ó Rory’s stories faoina dtaithí ghairmiúil/phearsanta sa réimse seo. Cuirfear sólaistí ar fáil. Ticéid teoranta saor in aisce ANSEO

 

Oiliúint Athléimneachta Airgeadais

Is éard is athléimneacht airgeadais ann ná an cumas dul i ngleic le himeachtaí diúltacha a mbíonn tionchar acu ar ár gcúrsaí airgeadais. Baineann sé le mothú slán + i gceannas, fios a bheith agat gur féidir leat na billí a íoc, déileáil leis an méid nach bhfuil tú ag súil leis + spriocanna indéanta a bheith agat don todhchaí. Cúrsa ar líne SAOR IN AISCE 5i.n.-6i.n. Céadaoin, an 11 Deireadh Fómhair Cláraigh ANSEO.

 

Imeachtaí d’Iarchéimithe ag Teacht Aníos

Is comhoibriú iad na himeachtaí saor in aisce seo do mhic léinn Iarchéime idir Comhaltas na Mac Léinn agus an Cumann Taighde Iarchéime

  • Cairdeas a Dhéanamh go Tapa d’Iarchéimithe – 6i.n. ar an gCéadaoin, an 27 Meán Fómhair Déan áirithint ANSEO.

 

Clár Seas Suas

Tá sé mar aidhm ag Seas Suas feasacht, ionbhá, folláine agus idirghabháil don duine ar an láthair a chur chun cinn, bíodh sin ar an gcampas nó sa phobal i gcoitinne. I gcomhpháirtíocht le heagraíochtaí pobail, clúdaíonn Seas Suas raon leathan ábhar tábhachtach mar: meabhairshláinte, alcól agus drugaí, foréigean gnéasach, cosc ar fhéinmharú, tacaíocht piara le piara agus seirbhísí tacaíochta ábhartha. Beidh sé ar siúl ar 4 Mháirt i mí Dheireadh Fómhair (3ú, 10ú, 17ú, 24ú), ó 6i.n. – 8:30i.n. Clár saor in aisce atá ann agus cuirtear bia ar fáil. Nasc le clárú ANSEO. Tuilleadh eolais ó seassuas@universityofgalway.ie

 

Biongó Grinn – Féile Fháilte

8.30i.n. an Satharn seo, an 16 Meán Fómhair i Halla Bailey Allen le Steve Bennett. Príomhdhuais ag €150! Ticéid €5 ar díol ANSEO (dearbhán bia €4 san áireamh!)

 

Clár Ceannaireachta LIFT – an seans deireanach a bheith páirteach sa seimeastar seo!

Tóg do scileanna Ceannaireachta i ngrúpa beag an seimeastar seo agus glac páirt in eispéireas forbartha pearsanta! Féach físeán eolais agus cláraigh ar líne ANSEO. Le tuilleadh eolais a fháil, seol r-phost chuig lift@universityofgalway.ie

 

Turais Leabharlainne

Tosaíonn turais i bhforhalla na Leabharlainne – níl le déanamh ach buail isteach agus glac páirt ann!

  • n. -3i.n. Dé hAoine, an 15 Meán Fómhair (gach leathuair an chloig)
  • n.-2.30i.n. Dé Sathairn, an 16 Meán Fómhair (gach leathuair an chloig)
  • n. + 3i.n. Dé Luain 18 Meán Fómhair
  • n. + 3i.n. Dé Máirt, an 19 Meán Fómhair
  • n.-3.30i.n. Dé Céadaoin, an 20 Meán Fómhair (gach leathuair an chloig)

 

Aonach Oibre Deonaí ALIVE

12i.n.-4i.n. Dé Máirt, an 19 Meán Fómhair san Fhorhalla nó in Áras na Mac Léinn. Déan comhrá le carthanais agus cláraigh chun obair dheonach a dhéanamh! Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO nó seol ríomhphost chuig alive@universityofgalway.ie

 

Ceardlanna Leabharlainne atá le Teacht

Tá na ceardlanna SAOR IN AISCE seo a leanas ag teacht aníos sa Leabharlann. Tuilleadh eolais + clárúchán ANSEO.

  • Fonóta maidir le Lua agus Tagairt a dhéanamh
  • FYI: An Chéad Bhliain Isteach. Cuir aithne ar do Leabharlann Ollscoil na Gaillimhe
  • Lua a Dhéanamh mar is Ceart
  • Conas a bhailíonn agus a dhéanann Mintel anailís ar shonraí dá thuarascálacha taighde margaidh
  • Athbhreithniú Litríochta a Dhéanamh

 

Nuashonrú ar an Scéim Iasachta Ríomhairí Glúine

Beidh an scéim iasachta ríomhaire glúine ag tairiscint iasacht ríomhaire glúine do gach mac léinn iontrála HEAR atá ag teacht isteach agus do mhic léinn cláir Rochtana reatha. Déanfar teagmháil dhíreach le mic léinn sna catagóirí seo chun iarratas a dhéanamh. Má tá ríomhairí glúine ar fáil tar éis an chéad bhabhta dáileacháin, is féidir gléasanna a leithdháileadh ar bhonn cás ar chás. Tá siad ag iarraidh ar gach Mac léinn eile ar spéis leo iarratas a dhéanamh, an Fhoirm Léirithe Spéise a líonadh. Ní féidir leo a chinntiú go n-éireoidh le mac léinn, go fiú má chomhlíonann siad na critéir, mar gheall ar sholáthar teoranta gléasanna.

 

Clinic Vacsaínithe HPV Pop-up

Beidh Clinic Vacsaínithe HPV pop-up ann 9r.n.-4i.n.ar an Luan, an 25 Meán Fómhair i bhFoirgneamh Taighde Hardiman, THB G011. Cláraigh ag an NASC seo

Is iad seo a leanas na critéir le bheith in ann coinne a chur in áirithe:

  • mná idir 16 agus 24 bliana d’aois
  • fir 16 bliana d’aois nó níos sine a thosaigh an 1ú bliain den mheánscoil, den scoil bhaile nó de scoil speisialta sa bhliain acadúil 2019/2020

 

An bhfuil Tú Cláraithe le Vótáil?

Seiceáil Clár na dToghthóirí inniu ANSEO. Go fiú má tá tú cláraithe cheana féin, is fearr do chuid sonraí a sheiceáil agus a dheimhniú go bhfuil siad cothrom le dáta agus ceart!

 

Ag Glaoch ar Gach Rothaí

Féachann an tionscadal taighde seo faoi stiúir na mac léinn le tuiscint níos fearr a fháil ar réaltachtaí laethúla na ndaoine a roghnaíonn rothaíocht a dhéanamh i nGaillimh. Is ceistneoir gairid é nach bhfuil ach 11 cheist ann nár cheart ach 2/3 nóiméad a ghlacadh lena chomhlánú. Nasc suirbhé ANSEO.

 

An bhfuil do Chárta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn faighte agat go fóill?

Is é ár gcárta dílseachta SAOR IN AISCE é le húsáid agat ag Sult, Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn + Smokey’s Café agus tugann sé rochtain duit ar mhargaí iontacha + aiscíní. Bailigh do chárta ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 10r.n.-5i.n. Dé Luain-Aoine. Cláraigh ANSEO é.

 

Scileanna Saoil

Tá ár gcúrsaí Scileanna Saoil á gclárú anois don bhliain amach romhainn. Tá spásanna teoranta ann, mar sin cláraigh go luath le haghaidh:

  • Teanga Chomharthaíochta
  • Gaeilge
  • Pilates
  • Athléimneacht Airgeadais
  • Féinchosaint
  • Oiliúint ACS
  • Meabhairshláinte
  • Oiliúint um Nochtadh ó Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe
  • Foláireamh maidir le féinmharú de chuid safeTALK

Tuilleadh eolais agus clárúchán ANSEO.

 

Iris Fáilte

Tá an t-eolas go léir a theastaíonn uait faoin saol a thosú in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe agus i nGaillimh inár n-iris Fáilte! Tá roinnt tairiscintí, margaí agus eolas iontach ónár lucht tacaíochta freisin, mar sin bí ag léamh ANSEO.

 

Ag Teacht Aníos:

 

Contact Us / Déan Teagmháil Linn

Is féidir leat teagmháil a dhéanamh le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn trí ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig studentsunion@nuigalway.ie le haon cheisteanna nó moltaí atá agat. Is féidir leat ‘is maith liom’ a thabhairt dúinn nó sinn a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok (@ cmlong_su) agus Twitter.

 

 

September SU Events

News

September 2023 SU Events

Click the links for more information/tickets or email studentsunion@universityofgalway.ie

Monday 4th September

Teaching starts (non first years)

9am-5pm SU Cloakroom Open Mon-Fri

10am-5pm SU Office Open Mon-Fri

Class Rep nominations open for returning students

Wednesday 6th September

12pm-5pm SU Stand at Socs Day outside Áras na Mac Léinn

9pm-11pm Money4Cans live band at Sult

Sunday 10th September

World Suicide Prevention Day

Monday 11th September

10am Nursing + Midwifery Uniform Drive Starts

Tuesday 12th September 

Online Orientation Talks

7pm-9pm SU Outdoor Cinema outside Engineering Building

Wednesday 13th September

Online Orientation Talks

5pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting The Stage

Thursday 14th September

Online Orientation Talks

Friday 15th September

On Campus Orientation Talks

All Day Freshers’ Fest 

11.30am Meet at the Big Yellow Thing to walk to Eyre Square for Climate Strike at 12pm

5pm Class Rep nominations close for returning students

9pm Arriba Traffic Light Party at Sult

Saturday 16th September

12pm-4pm SU Office Open

12pm-4pm Galway Simon Pop Up Shop in the Cube

8pm-10pm Siúcra live band at Sult. Free entry. Rugby World Cup match in the Corrib Room at Sult.

All Day + Night Fáilte Fest 

Monday 18th September

Teaching starts (First years)

Class Rep Elections for Returning Students on YourSpace

Class Rep Nominations open for First Years on YourSpace

6.30pm Pilates Course Starts Online

Tuesday 19th September

12pm-5pm SU Stand at Socs Day and Volunteering Fair outside Áras na Mac Léinn

1pm-3pm FREE Rapid HIV & Syphilis Testing in The Space with Sexual Health West

7pm SDG Table Quiz the Corrib Room at Sult.

Wednesday 20th September

12pm-4pm SU Stand at Clubs Day in Kingfisher

6pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting Room 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn

Thursday 21st September

11am-3pm SU Freshers Fair Áras na Mac Léinn/BA Hall

10am-4pm Free Collection Day for Batteries, Electrical and Electronic Waste at Orbsen Building

8pm Bumble Presents Mero & Daire Freshers 2.0 at Sult

Friday 22nd September

11am-3.30pm Environmental Summit in The Cube

Monday 25th September

10am Lab Coat + Goggle Giveaway at SU Office. Limited supply. First come first served.

CÉIM Sessions start

Tuesday 26th September

12pm Sign Language Courses Start

8pm Self Defence Course 1

Wednesday 27th September

1pm-3pm Get On Track Week stands in the Library Foyer

4.30pm SU Accommodation Protest Meet at the Quad and march to Eyre Square to camp out

6pm Postgrad Speed Friending in the Corrib Room at Sult SOLD OUT

Friday 29th September

10am-5pm Hygiene Hub Donation Drive

5pm Returning Student Class Rep Nominations Close on YourSpace

Freshers’ Fair

News

Freshers’ Fair 

The SU Freshers’ Fair is back 11am-3pm Thursday 21st of September at Áras na Mac Léinn!

Call down for freebies, prizes and surprises!

There’ll be giant inflatable games in the Bailey Allen Hall, student friendly companies in Áras na Mac Léinn, a vintage pop up shop in The Cube and food trucks outside Áras na Mac Léinn.

We will also be giving out 2,000 FREE Students’ Union Rudaí Áille bags including: a free drink, snacks, a bottle opener, SU Freshers’ Magazine, a pen, sweets and some extra special surprises you don’t want to miss…

Exhibitors in the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn and Bailey Allen Hall include: 

Food Trucks outside Áras na Mac Léinn

 

Hygiene Hub

News

Hygiene Hub | An Banc Sláinteachais

Donate to the Hygiene Hub today | Tabhair rud éigin don Bhanc Sláinteachais inniu

Donate hygiene, personal care and household cleaning products to those in need | Tabhair táirgí sláinteachais, cúraim phearsanta agus glantacháin tí dóibh siúd atá i ngátar.

Help us to end Hygiene Poverty | Déanaimis ár gcion féin le deireadh a chur leis an tearcrochtain sláinteachais

Donate to The Hygiene Hub at the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn 10am-5pm on the following dates: 

  • September: Friday 29th September 2023
  • October: Friday 27th October 2023
  • November: Friday 24th November 2023 *CHRISTMAS APPEAL! 
  • January: Friday 26th January 2024
  • February: Friday 23rd February 2024
  • March: Friday 22nd March 2024
  • April: Friday 26th April 2024

What to donate: 

We are looking for new, unused, in-date personal care and household cleaning essentials – including deodorant, shower gel, shampoo, make-up, nappies, toilet roll, laundry detergent and surface cleaner. If you use a particular item, chances are someone else needs it too. Donation FAQ’s here.

Where will your donations go: 

Your donations will go to The Hygiene Hub’s community partners in Galway who include COPE Galway, Galway Simon Community, Galway Traveller Movement and Saint Vincent de Paul among others.

What is Hygiene Poverty?

Hygiene poverty is not being able to afford many of the everyday hygiene and personal grooming products most of us take for granted. The reality of low income is that it restricts people’s options, leaving us caught between being able to heat our homes, pay the rent, eat or be clean. Learn more HERE. 

Can’t Donate but want to Help?

  • Volunteer with The Hygiene Hub in Galway. More info HERE
  • Spread the word about our University of Galway donation drives!

SU Weekly Email 2 – 7th September 2023

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  

 

Accommodation Survey

Please take 90 seconds to complete our accommodation survey HEREso that we can better represent you our members.

 

Outdoor Cinema

Our free outdoor cinema is on 7pm Mon 11th of Sept outside the Engineering Building. Get your free ticket HERE. Look out for polls on our social media later today to vote for the movie we watch!

 

Learn Sign Language

This basic introductory course in Irish Sign Language runs over 10 weeks with a 1 hour class each week and it’s only €40 for students (usual price €75). Spaces are limited so sign up quick HERE.

 

Class Reps

Can you lead the way and be the voice of your class this year? Nominations for Class Rep positions for returning students close 5pm Fri 15th Sept on YourSpace. It’s a great way to gain experience, make friends, get training and get your Class Rep Hoodie! More info HERE.

 

Have you got your SU Card yet?

It’s our FREE loyalty card for you to use at Sult, the SU Shop + Smokey’s Café and gives you access to great deals + freebies. Collect your card from the SU Office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Register it HERE.  

 

Climate Crew

The SU Climate Crew is back and will be meeting 5pm-7pm Weds 13th Sept in The Stage downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. More info from su.environment@universityofgalway.ie  

 

Get Involved!

Here’s just some of the ways you can get involved with your Students’ Union this year:

  • Class Reps
  • Welfare Crew
  • Events Crew
  • Coiste Gaeilge
  • SU Elections

More info HERE.

 

Sustainable Development Goals Week

We’ve some great FREE events lined up for Sustainable Development Goals week including the Sustainable Development Goals Table Quiz and the Environmental Summit. Click the links for info/tickets.

 

Lockers are on Sale Now

Log on to YourSpace to book and pay for your locker. You can then collect the key from the SU Office.

 

Academic and Research Integrity Student Competition

The Academic and Research Integrity Conference is taking place at University of Galway 4th-6th Oct. The deadline to enter their Student Competition is Weds 20th Sept. All details are here UoG Conference website with lots of prizes (vouchers etc) to be awarded in various categories.

 

Clubs + Socs Days

  • Societies Day/Volunteering Fair 12pm-5pm Tues 19th Sept Áras na Mac Léinn.
  • Clubs Day 12pm-4pm Weds 20th Sept the Sports Centre.
  • Freshers Fair 11am-3pm Thurs 21st Sept Áras na Mac Léinn.

If you’re not around on those dates remember you can join Clubs/Societies at any time HERE.

 

CreateHER  

Over 6 weeks, CreateHER will support you to focus on yourself and learn about what you want from your future, develop your skills and ideas, build your network and connect you with a community of creators, innovators and entrepreneurs. More info HERE or sign up HERE.

 

Save Money on Public Transport

  • If you’re aged under 24 years old you can apply for the Young Adult Travel Card HERE and it will be posted directly to the address you put in your application.
  • If you’re 16-18 or over 24 years old and a student you can apply for the Student Leap Card HERE and collect it from the SU Office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)

 

LIFT Leadership Programme

Build your Leadership skills in a small group this semester and join in on a personal development experience! See information video and sign up online HERE or email lift@universityofgalway.ie

 

Your SU Services are open!

  • The SU Office is open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn (beside Sult). Call in to collect your Student Leap Card, get free condoms/period products, get your SU Card, get SU Charity Socks, collect your locker keys, recycle batteries/vapes and lots more!
  • The SU FREE Cloakroom is open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri in the Library basement near the SU Shop. You can drop off your luggage for free here and we also have free condoms/period products.
  • The SU Síbín is open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri in the Library Basement as a social space for students
  • Our services at Sult, the SU Shop and Smokey’s Café are all open so call by and shop local!

 

EcoSprint 2023 Bootcamp – Designing a sustainable campus for your future  

Run over 2 evenings (5pm – 7pm) students will work on a sustainability challenge that they have identified on campus. As part of this Bootcamp, you will develop problem-solving skills, create and test and present new ideas with a chance to win €500 to further develop your idea. Register HERE by 15th Sept to attend info session on September 18th at 5pm.

 

Free Library Training Courses

  • 3pm-3.30pm Mon 11th Sept FYI: First Year In. Get to know your University of Galway Library. Sign up HERE.
  • 3pm-3.30pm Weds 13th Sept FYI: First Year In. Get to know your University of Galway Library. Sign up HERE.
  • 4pm-4.50pm Weds 13th Sept Introduction to Passport for market research. Useful for market research assignments! Sign up HERE.
  • 5pm-6.30pm Weds 13th Sept Citing & referencing using Endnote: an introduction. Sign up HERE.

 

Life Skills

Our Life Skills courses are now enrolling for the year ahead. Spaces are limited so sign up soon for:

  • Sign Language
  • Gaeilge
  • Pilates
  • Financial Resilience
  • Self Defence
  • Heartsaver AED
  • Mental Health
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
  • safeTALK Suicide Alertness

More info and registration HERE

 

Welcome Magazine

Our Fáilte magazine has all the information you need about starting life at the University of Galway and Galway! There’s some great offers, deals and information from our supporters too so have a read HERE.

 

Looking for something new to do in Galway?

Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens at bars/pubs on the second Tuesday of every month in multiple cities around the world. Solve the location puzzle to find out where Galway’s 12th of Sept event is on HERE or find Puzzled_Pint_Galway on Instagram for updates.

 

Free Period Products

Free period products are now available from locations across campus. More info HERE. Please take only what you need!

 

Free on Sunday?

Join Galway Beer Running Club at 12.30pm Sun 10th Sept at The Salthouse pub for a FREE social 5/8/10km run + a free beer after. Bag drop available. All fitness levels welcome. Follow galwaybeerrun on Instagram for updates.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO

 

Suirbhé Lóistín

Glac 90 soicind, le do thoil, chun ár suirbhé lóistín a chomhlánú ANSEO ionas gur féidir linn ionadaíocht níos fearr a dhéanamh ort, ár mbaill.

 

Pictiúrlann Faoin Aer

Beidh ár bpictiúrlann faoin aer saor in aisce ar 7i.n. Dé Luain, an 11 Meán Fómhair lasmuigh den Fhoirgneamh Innealtóireachta. Faigh do thicéad saor in aisce ANSEO. Bí ag faire amach do phobalbhreitheanna ar ár gcuntais meán sóisialta níos déanaí inniu chun vóta a chaitheamh don scannán a fhéachaimid air!

 

Foghlaim Teanga Chomharthaíochta

Ritheann an bunchúrsa tosaigh seo i dTeanga Chomharthaíochta na hÉireann thar 10 seachtaine le rang 1 uair an chloig gach seachtain agus níl ann ach €40 air do mhic léinn (gnáthphraghas €75). Tá spásanna teoranta mar sin cláraigh go tapa ANSEO.

 

Ionadaithe Ranga

An féidir leat a bheith ar thosach an tslua agus a bheith mar ghuth do ranga i mbliana? Dúnann ainmniúcháin do phoist mar Ionadaithe Ranga do mhic léinn atá ag filleadh 5i.n. Dé hAoine, an 15 Meán Fómhair ar YourSpace. Is bealach iontach é chun taithí a fháil, cairde a chruthú, oiliúint a fháil agus do Húdaí Ionadaí Ranga a fháil! Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.

 

An bhfuil do Chárta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn faighte agat go fóill?

Is é ár gcárta dílseachta SAOR IN AISCE é le húsáid agat ag Sult, Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn + Smokey’s Café agus tugann sé rochtain duit ar mhargaí iontacha + aiscíní. Bailigh do chárta ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 10r.n.-5i.n. Dé Luain-Aoine. Cláraigh ANSEO é.

 

Criú Aeráide

Tá Criú Aeráide Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar ais agus beidh siad ag teacht le chéile 5i.n.-7i.n. Dé, Céadaoin 13 Meán Fómhair in The Stage thíos staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.environment@universityofgalway.ie

 

Glac Páirt!

Seo cuid de na bealaí ar féidir leat a bheith páirteach le do Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn i mbliana:

  • Ionadaithe Ranga
  • Criú Leasa
  • Criú Imeachtaí
  • Coiste Gaeilge
  • Toghcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Níos mó eolais ANSEO.

 

Seachtain na Spriocanna Forbartha Inbhuanaithe

Tá roinnt imeachtaí iontacha SAOR IN AISCE curtha le chéile againn do sheachtain na Spriocanna Forbartha Inbhuanaithe, lena n-áirítear Tráth na gCeist Boird na Spriocanna Forbartha Inbhuanaithe agus an Cruinniú Mullaigh Comhshaoil. Cliceáil ar na naisc chun eolas/ticéid a fháil.

 

Tá Taisceadáin ar Díol Anois

Logáil isteach ar www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie chun áirithint a dhéanamh agus íoc as do thaisceadán. Is féidir leat an eochair a bhailiú ansin ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

 

Comórtas Mac Léinn maidir le Sláine Acadúil agus Taighde

Tá an Chomhdháil Sláine Acadúil agus Taighde ar siúl in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe 4ú-6ú Deireadh Fómhair. Is é an spriocdháta chun cur isteach ar a gComórtas Mac Léinn ná an Chéadaoin, an 20 Meán Fómhair. Tá na sonraí go léir anseo  suíomh gréasáin Chomhdháil UoG le go leor duaiseanna (dearbháin srl) le bronnadh i gcatagóirí éagsúla.

 

Clubanna + Laethanta na gCumann

  • Lá na gCumann/Aonach Obair Dheonach 12i.n.-5i.n. ar an Máirt, an 19 Meán Fómhair in Áras na Mac Léinn.
  • Lá na gClubanna 12i.n.-4i.n. Céadaoin, an 20 Meán Fómhair san Ionad Spóirt.
  • Aonach na bhFreisear 11r.n. -3i.n. Déardaoin, an 21 Meán Fómhair in Áras na Mac Léinn.

 

Mura bhfuil tú thart ar na dátaí sin cuimhnigh gur féidir leat páirt a ghlacadh i gClubanna/Cumainn ag am ar bith ANSEO.

 

CreateHER

Thar 6 seachtaine, tacóidh CreateHER leat díriú ort féin agus foghlaim faoin méid atá uait i do thodhchaí, do chuid scileanna agus smaointe a fhorbairt, do líonra a thógáil agus tú a nascadh le pobal cruthaitheoirí, nuálaithe agus fiontraithe. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO nó cláraigh ANSEO.

 

Sábháil Airgead ar Iompar Poiblí

  • Má tá tú faoi bhun 24 bliana d’aois is féidir leat iarratas a dhéanamh ar an gCárta Taistil do Dhaoine Óga ANSEO agus seolfar sa phost é go díreach chuig an seoladh a chuir tú le d’iarratas.
  • Má tá tú 16-18os cionn 24 bliana d’aois agus i do mhac léinn is féidir leat iarratas a dhéanamh ar an gCárta Leap do Mhic Léinn ANSEO agus é a bhailiú ó Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn (Dé Luain-Aoine 10r.n.-5i.n.).

 

Clár Ceannaireachta LIFT

Tóg do scileanna Ceannaireachta i ngrúpa beag an seimeastar seo agus glac páirt in eispéireas forbartha pearsanta! Féach físeán eolais agus cláraigh ar líne ANSEO nó seol ríomhphost chuig lift@universityofgalway.ie

 

Tá do Sheirbhísí Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar oscailt!

  • Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar oscailt ón Luan go hAoine 10r.n. -5i.n. thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn (in aice le Sult). Buail isteach chun do Chárta Leap do Mhic Léinn a bhailiú, coiscíní/táirgí míostraithe saor in aisce a fháil, Stocaí Carthanachta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a fháil, bailigh d’eochracha taisceadáin, cadhnraí/galtoitíní a athchúrsáil agus go leor eile!
  • Tá an Seomra Cótaí SAOR IN AISCE Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn oscailte 9r.n. -5i.n Dé Luain-Aoine in íoslach na Leabharlainne gar do Shiopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn . Is féidir leat do bhagáiste a fhágáil saor anseo agus tá coiscíní/tampóin saor in aisce againn freisin.
  • Síbín Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar oscailt 9r.n.-5i.n. Dé Luain – Aoine in Íoslach na Leabharlainne mar spás sóisialta do mhic léinn
  • Tá ár seirbhísí ag Sult, Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus Smokey’s Café ar oscailt agus mar sin buail isteach agus bí ag siopadóireacht go háitiúil!

 

Dianchampa EcoSprint 2023 – Campas inbhuanaithe a dhearadh do do thodhchaí

Á reáchtáil thar 2 thráthnóna (5i.n. – 7i.n.), oibreoidh mic léin ar dhúshlán inbhuanaitheachta a d’aithin siad ar an gcampas. Mar chuid den Dianchcampa seo, déanfaidh tú scileanna réitigh fadhbanna a fhorbairt, smaointe nua a chruthú agus a thástáil agus a chur i láthair le deis €500 a bhuachan chun do smaoineamh a fhorbairt a thuilleadh. Cláraigh ANSEO faoin 15 Meán Fómhair chun freastal ar sheisiún eolais ar an 18 Meán Fómhair ag 5i.n.

 

Cúrsaí Oiliúna Leabharlainne Saor in Aisce

  • n-3.30i.n. Dé Luain, an 11 Meán Fómhair FYI: An Chéad Bhliain Isteach. Cuir aithne ar do Leabharlann Ollscoil na Gaillimhe. Cláraigh ANSEO.
  • n-3.30i.n. Dé Céadaoin, an 13 Meán Fómhair FYI: An Chéad Bhliain Isteach. Cuir aithne ar do Leabharlann Ollscoil na Gaillimhe. Cláraigh ANSEO.
  • n.-4.50i.n. Dé Céadaoin, an 13 Meán Fómhair Réamhrá maidir le Pas – le haghaidh taighde margaidh. Úsáideach le haghaidh tascanna taighde margaidh! Cláraigh ANSEO.
  • n.-6.30i.n. Dé Céadaoin, an 13 Meán Fómhair – Fonóta maidir le lua agus tagairt a dhéanamh: réamhrá. Cláraigh ANSEO.

 

Scileanna Saoil

Tá ár gcúrsaí Scileanna Saoil á gclárú anois don bhliain amach romhainn. Tá spásanna teoranta ann, mar sin cláraigh go luath le haghaidh:

  • Teanga Chomharthaíochta
  • Gaeilge
  • Pilates
  • Athléimneacht Airgeadais
  • Féinchosaint
  • Oiliúint ACS
  • Meabhairshláinte
  • Oiliúint um Nochtadh ó Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe
  • Foláireamh maidir le féinmharú de chuid safeTALK

Tuilleadh eolais agus clárúchán ANSEO.

 

Iris Fáilte

Tá an t-eolas go léir a theastaíonn uait faoin saol a thosú in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe agus i nGaillimh inár nIris Fáilte! Tá roinnt tairiscintí, margaí agus eolas iontach ónár lucht tacaíochta freisin, mar sin bí ag léamh ANSEO.

 

An bhfuil tú ag lorg rud éigin nua le déanamh agus tú i nGaillimh?

Is ócáid réchúiseach, réiteach ar phuzal sóisialta é Puzzled Pint a tharlaíonn ag beáir/tithe tábhairne ar an dara Máirt de gach mí i gcathracha éagsúla ar fud an domhain. Réitigh an puzal suímh le fáil amach cá mbeidh an t-imeacht ar an 12 Meán Fómhair de chuid Gaillimhe ar siúl ANSEO nó aimsigh Puzzled_Pint_Galway ar Instagram le haghaidh nuashonruithe.

 

Táirgí Míostraithe Saor in Aisce

Tá táirgí míostraithe saor in aisce ar fáil anois ó áiteanna ar fud an champais. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO. Tóg an méid atá uait go díreach le do thoil!

 

Ar fáil Dé Domhnaigh?

Bí páirteach i gClub Reathaíochta Beorach na Gaillimhe ag 12.30i.n. Dé Domhnaigh 10ú Meán Fómhair i dteach tábhairne The Salthouse le haghaidh rith sóisialta SAOR IN AISCE 5/8/10km + beoir saor in aisce ina dhiaidh sin. Áit fágála malaí ar fáil. Tá fáilte roimh gach leibhéal aclaíochta. Lean @galwaybeerrun ar Instagram le haghaidh nuashonruithe.

 

Contact Us / Déan Teagmháil Linn

Is féidir leat teagmháil a dhéanamh le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn trí ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig studentsunion@nuigalway.ie le haon cheisteanna nó moltaí atá agat. Is féidir leat ‘is maith liom’ a thabhairt dúinn nó sinn a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok (@ cmlong_su) agus Twitter.