December 2023

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January SU Events

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January 2024 SU Events

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

Sunday 7th January

6pm Games Night for International Student Orientation. Free tickets HERE.

7pm Movie Night for International Student Orientation. Free tickets HERE.

Monday 8th January

Teaching Begins. Academic Calendar link HERE.

SU Office, Cloakroom and Síbín Reopen

Wednesday 10th January

10am Nominations Open SU Convenor of Business, Public Policy and Law Election. More info HERE.

6pm-7.30pm SU Climate Crew meeting in the Stage downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. More info su.environment@universityofgalway.ie

Friday 12th January

5pm Take Me Out Applications Close HERE.

Saturday 13th January

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 15th January

CÉIM Sessions Start for students in eligible disciplines. More info HERE. 

10am SOS Tickets On Sale. More info HERE

5pm-6pm An Coiste Gaeilge meeting in AMB-1004 Seminar Room. More info su.gaeilge@universityofgalway.ie

6pm Online Pilates 6 Week Course Starts. Sign up HERE.

Wednesday 17th January

12pm-4pm SU Stand at Socs Day in Bailey Allen Hall

5pm Nominations Close SU Convenor of Business, Public Policy and Law. More info HERE.

Thursday 18th January

9am S*x Toy Bingo Tickets on Sale. SOLD OUT!

Saturday 20th January

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 22nd January

Sin Issue 4 Out HERE.

Tuesday 23rd January

SU Sign Language Classes Start. More info HERE.

6pm College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Class Rep Meeting in AC201

6.30pm Jigsaw 5 A Day for Mental Health Online Workshop. More info HERE.

7pm College of Business, Public Policy and Law Class Reps Meeting in AC201.

Wednesday 24th January

12pm-2pm Academic Fair in the Library Foyer. Learn about the free academic supports available to help you. More info from su.education@universityofgalway.ie

5pm Financial Resilience Training Online. More info HERE.

6pm Sensory Night at Sult with Neuro Diversity Soc and Disability Soc. Free tickets HERE.

6pm College of Science and Engineering Class Reps meeting in AC201

7pm College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Class Reps meeting in AC201

Thursday 25th January

Provisional Exam Results on Canvas. More info HERE.

10am-8pm Election of SU Convenor of Business, Public Policy and Law. More info HERE.

12pm-3pm Bake Sale for the Shave Off outside the Bank of Ireland on the Arts/Science Concourse.

6pm Postgraduate Class Reps Council meeting in AC201

6pm-7pm Climate Crew Meeting in The Space upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. More info from su.environment@universityofgalway.ie

Friday 26th January

10am-5pm Hygiene Hub January Donation Drive at SU Office. More info HERE.

Saturday 27th January

9.30am University of Galway Parkrun. More info HERE.

Monday 29th January

SU Wasted Week starts

12pm-3pm Recycling table in the SU Síbín in the Library Basement with free table top brown compost bins.

6pm Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 4|Class Reps Council Meeting 4 in HBB B001 Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building. Sign up to attend HERE.

8pm-9pm Pints with your SU President Dean Kenny at Sult

Tuesday 30th January

11am-3pm SU Refreshers Fair in Áras na Mac Léinn. Freebies, giveaways, games, food trucks and music! More info HERE.

5pm-7pm Upcycling clothes workshop with Bród Soc in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free event sign up HERE.

7pm-8pm Waste Free Potluck in the Hub. Bring any leftover food you have and we will cook up a feast together!

8pm SU Self Defence Class. More info HERE.

Wednesday 31st January

1pm Walk the Sustainable Development Goals trail on campus with the Climate Crew. Meet at the Students’ Union Office.

5pm-6pm Breaking down the circular economy workshop with Sinéad Mitchell in The View (John Broderick Room) upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Free event sign up HERE.

Deadline for University Fee Payments. More info HERE.

6.30pm-7.30pm The Myth of Wilderness talk with Climate Activist Saoirse Exton Venue The O’Flaherty Theatre. More info + free tickets HERE.

7pm SU Bodhrán Course Starts. More info HERE.

8pm SU Tin Whistle Course Starts. More info HERE.

8pm Take Me Out at Sult. Tickets on sale HERE.

SU Firewalk

News

Raise and Give Week Firewalk

Firewalking? What’s that?

Yes, it’s all about walking on fire! The Firewalk is an age-old ritual for bringing about change and transformation, breaking through fears and bringing fresh energy into your life.  A Firewalk gives you the opportunity to experience your own courage and potential in an exhilarating event. All that, and you can make a huge difference by raising funds for the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cancer Care West.

When is the firewalk?

The Raise and Give Week Firewalk will take place from 6.30pm on Monday 12th of February 2024 in the Quad at University of Galway.

What happens at a firewalk?

Registration will take place 6pm-6.30pm and the event will finish up around 10.30pm.  After introductions, we will light the fire together, and the evening’s magic begins! While the fire transforms itself into glowing hot coals, we will spend the evening working with a range of techniques and activities prepare you for the firewalk.  The grand finale is of course the act of walking over the red hot coals – an experience you will remember for the rest of your life!

Isn’t it dangerous?

Firewalking is a metaphor for life.  When we step forward to do something we’ve never done before, we run the risk of discomfort, disappointment, or even pain.  The firewalk instructor leading you through the workshop has participated and led countless firewalks over the last 20 years, with thousands of participants, and it is very rare for anyone to experience anything more uncomfortable than an occasional small blister (or ‘fire kiss’).  However, the power of the firewalk lies in the fact that it is an inherently risky activity, and the power of your experience partly hinges on your willingness to take a risk in order to make a change and experience a new reality.  You will be asked to sign a liability waiver form as part of the workshop, and will be taking responsibility for your own choices and wellbeing.  Everyone decides for themselves whether to walk the fire, and when to do so, so be assured that you will not be coerced into doing anything that doesn’t feel right to you.

How do I sign up?

Fill out the registration form HERE and set up your iDonate fundraising page HERE.

Please Note: You need to fundraise a minimum of €150 to take part in the event and spaces are very limited. Deadline to raise the €150 is Thursday 8th February 2024. There will be a prize for the top fundraiser!

SU Weekly Email 16 – 14th December 2023

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of 2023 from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO  

 

Firewalk

Can you take the heat this February? The SU Charity Firewalk is taking place on Mon 12th of Feb to raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cancer Care West. We’re now recruiting brave volunteers to take part in this exhilarating event that you’ll remember for the rest of your life! Face your fears and walk across hot coals this Raise and Give Week. For more info email studentsunion@universityofgalway.ie or if you’re ready to go fill out the registration form HERE and set up your iDonate fundraising page HERE. You need to fundraise a minimum of €150 to take part in the event and spaces are very limited for this once in a lifetime event.

 

Take Me Out 2024 Spaces filling up fast!

Find romance or just have the craic and help raise funds for the SU Charities on 31st of January at Sult. Submit your application at the link HERE before 5pm Fri 12th Jan. Spaces are limited so apply ASAP!

 

6 Week Online Pilates Course just €5

Our next 6 week online Pilates course is now enrolling. It’s a 45-50 minute class focusing on improving flexibility, mobility, core strength and stability. It takes place 6.30pm-7.30pm Mon 15th Jan – Mon 19th Feb. Sign up HERE. If you miss the live class a recording will be sent to you the next day.

 

Christmas Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU Síbín and Cloakroom will both be closing at 7pm tomorrow Fri 15th Dec for the holidays. Make sure to collect items from the cloakroom before that!
  • The SU Office is closing at 5pm on Tues 19th Dec so don’t forget to collect your Student Leap Cards and Class Rep Hoodies. We will be back open on Mon 8th January.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual throughout the Christmas Holidays and New Year

More info on who’s opened/closed on campus over the holidays is HERE.

 

SU Self Defence Class

During this 90 minute session participants will be taught the basic principles of self defence i.e. recognition and evasion along with some of the basic defence tools/techniques for response. Course Dates/Times: 8pm-9.30pm Tues 30th Jan 2024 sign up HERE or 8pm-9.30pm Tues 6th Feb 2024 sign up HERE

 

Want to join the SU Team?

We are looking for a new Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy + Law

  • Nominations Open 10am Weds 10th Jan on YourSpace
  • Nominations Close Weds 17th Jan
  • Election Day Thurs 25th Jan

Please note this is a voluntary unpaid position until 30/06/24. For more info contact su.president@universityofgalway.ie

 

Tin Whistle Course

Our 6 Week total beginners tin whistle course is back for 2024. More info and sign up HERE.

 

Christmas on Campus

For students away from home this Christmas the University Chapel will have refreshments, a Christmas movies and board games 1pm-6pm on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Chapel Building is also open 1pm-6pm Mon-Fri throughout the Christmas Holidays (Eircode H91 N6Y6)

 

Some Semester 2 Dates for your 2024 Diary!
Mon 8th Jan-Thurs 28th March Teaching All Years
Thurs 25th Jan SU Business Convenor By Election
Mon 29th Jan Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 4
Mon 29th Jan – Fri 2nd Feb SU Wasted Week
Tues 30th Jan SU Refreshers Fair 11am-3pm
Weds 31st Jan Deadline for Fees Payment Semester 2
Weds 31st Jan SU Take Me Out
Tues 6th – Fri 9th Feb SU Consent Week
Thurs 8th Feb SU Sex Toy Bingo
Mon 12th– Fri 16th Feb Raise and Give Week
Weds 21st Feb SU Part Time Officer Election Nominations Open
Mon 26th Feb Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 5
Weds 28th Feb SU Full Time Officer Election Nominations Open
Fri 1st – Fri 15th March SU Seachtain na Gaeilge
Thurs 7th March SU Part Time Officer Elections
Thurs 14th  March SU Full Time Officer Elections
Tues 19th March Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 6
Thurs 21st March SU Drag Race
Mon 8th – Fri 12th April Study Week
Mon 15th April- Weds 1st May Exams
Saturday 18th May SU 60th Reunion

 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed this Sat 16th and Sat 23rd Dec to make the University of Galway Parkrun happen. You don’t need any experience and there’s no running involved! Just email universityofgalway@parkrun.com to get more info.

 

Digital Champions Free Workshops now enrolling:

  • MakerSpace – sign up HERE
  • Design – sign up HERE
  • Podcasting – sign up HERE
  • Exploring Gen AI – sign up HERE

 

The GOAL Mile

The GOAL Mile is held throughout December across Ireland. The event sees tens of thousands of people run or walk a mile to raise funds for the charity GOAL. GOAL is active in 14 different countries, helping people whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict, disease and climate change. More info and registration HERE.

 

Galway Simon Community Winter Solstice Swim

Join Galway Simon Community on Friday 22nd December for their Winter Solstice Swim fundraiser in Salthill. More info and sign up HERE.

 

Service For Peace Tomorrow

The University is hosting a short seasonal service for peace at 12 noon tomorrow Fri 15th Dec in the College Chapel of St. Columbanus. All are welcome to attend to share our hopes for a better future, and to express our empathy for those affected by conflicts around the globe. Sandwiches and refreshments will be served afterwards. Please email Aoife.OToole@universityofgalway.ie if you plan to attend.

 

Ignite Your Curiosity: What Natural Sciences Means to You!

School of Natural Sciences Art Competition (open to all PG and UG taking a school of natural sciences module). Great prizes to be won including Artist in Resident Summer Placement in School of Natural Sciences worth up to €1,000. Create a piece of art to incorporate all following programmes in our school: Botany & Plant Science, Environmental Health and Safety, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Physics, and Zoology. Bring your artwork to the School of Natural Sciences School Office PHY222 by 1pm Thurs 25th Jan. More info email grace.mccormack@universityofgalway.ie.

 

Give Blood in Galway Next Week in the Menlo Park Hotel

  • 4pm-8pm Tues 19 Dec
  • 4pm-8pm Weds 20 Dec
  • 4pm-8pm Thurs 21 Dec

Check eligibility + register here: www.giveblood.ie

 

Chinese Spring Festival Gala

The Chinese Spring Festival Gala will take place at 7pm on Fri 23rd Feb and they are seeking dancers, singers, hosts, instrumentalists and magicians to take part. Sign up HERE before 20th Jan. Email ruizhi.tao@universityofgalway.ie for more info. Everyone is welcome to this multicultural celebration.

 

Life Skills Courses 2024

We are now enrolling for the following SU Life Skills Courses for 2024 – just click the link for more info/registration:

 

Need a Secret Santa present?

SU Big Yellow Thing socks are just €9 and all proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre + Cancer Care West. Available in the SU Office and SU Shop until Tuesday!

 

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.

 

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise ó Oifigigh agus ó Fhoireann Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2024!

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Welcome to your last weekly email of 2023 from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil deireanach ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Beidh Leagan Gaeilge ar fáil ANSEO

Siúl dóiteáin

An féidir leat an teas a sheasamh i mí Feabhra? Tá Siúl Dóiteáin Carthanachta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar siúl Dé Luain, an 12 Feabhra chun airgead a bhailiú d’Ionad Géarchéime um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus do Chúram Ailse an Iarthair. Táimid ag earcú daoine deonacha cróga anois chun páirt a ghlacadh san imeacht spleodrach seo a gcuimhneoidh tú air don chuid eile de do shaol! Tabhair aghaidh ar d’eagla agus siúl trasna gual te an tseachtain Raise and Give seo. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais seol ríomhphost chuig studentsunion@universityofgalway.ie nó má tá tú réidh le dul líon isteach an fhoirm chlárúcháin ANSEO agus cuir do leathanach tiomsaithe airgid iDonate ar bun ANSEO. Ní mór duit ar a laghad €150 a thiomsú chun páirt a ghlacadh san imeacht agus tá áiteanna an-teoranta don imeacht nach ndéanfá ach uair amháin i do shaol.

Tá spásanna ag éirí lán go tapa do ‘Tóg Amach Mé 2024’!

Aimsigh do chéad shearc nó bíodh an chraic agat go díreach agus cuidigh le cistí a bhailiú do Charthanais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar an 31 Eanáir ag Sult. Cuir d’iarratas isteach ag an nasc ANSEO roimh 5i.n. ar an Aoine, an 12 Eanáir. Tá spásanna teoranta mar sin, déan iarratas ASAP!

Cúrsa Pilates ar Líne 6 Seachtaine ar €5 go díreach

Tá ár gcéad chúrsa Pilates ar líne eile a mhaireann 6 Seachtaine i mbun clárúcháin. Is rang 45-50 nóiméad é a dhíríonn ar sholúbthacht, soghluaisteacht, neart agus seasmhacht chabhlach a fheabhsú. Beidh sé ar siúl 6.30i.n.-7.30i.n. Dé Luain 15 Eanáir – Dé Luain 19 Feabhra. Cláraigh ANSEO. Má chailleann tú an rang beo seolfar taifeadadh chugat an lá dár gcionn.

Socruithe Saoire na Nollag

  • Beidh Síbín agus Seomra na gCótaí Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn araon ag dúnadh ag 7i.n. amárach Dé hAoine, an 15 Nollaig do laethanta saoire na Nollag. Bí cinnte earraí a bhailiú ón seomra cótaí roimhe sin!
  • Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ag dúnadh ar 5i.n. ar an Máirt, an 19 Nollaig, mar sin ná déan dearmad do Chártaí Leap do Mhic Léinn agus do Húdaithe d’Ionadaithe Ranga a bhailiú. Beimid ar ais ar oscailt Dé Luain, an 8 Eanáir.
  • Beidh an Seomra Léitheoireachta ar oscailt mar is gnách i rith Laethanta Saoire na Nollag agus na hAthbhliana

Tá tuilleadh eolais faoi cá háit atá oscailte/dúnta ar an gcampas thar laethanta saoire na Nollag ANSEO.

 

Rang Féinchosanta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

I rith an tseisiúin 90 nóiméad seo múinfear bunphrionsabail na féinchosanta do na rannpháirtithe i.e. aitheantas agus seachaint mar aon le cuid de na huirlisí/teicnící bunúsacha cosanta le haghaidh freagartha. Dátaí/Uaireanta an Chúrsa: 8i.n.-9.30i.n. Dé Máirt, an 30 Eanáir 2024, cláraigh ANSEO nó 8i.n.-9.30i.n. Dé Máirt, an 6 Feabhra 2024 cláraigh ANSEO

 

An mian leat dul le foireann Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn?

Tá Tionólaí nua de chuid Choláiste an Ghnó, an Bheartais Phoiblí + Dlí á lorg againn

  • Osclófar na hAinmniúcháin ar 10r.n. ar an gCéadaoin, an 10 Eanáir ar YourSpace
  • Dúnfar na hAinmniúcháin ar an gCéadaoin, an 17 Eanáir
  • Lá an Toghcháin – Déardaoin, an 25 Eanáir

Tabhair faoi deara gur post deonach gan phá é seo go dtí an 30/06/24. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais déan teagmháil le su.president@universityofgalway.ie

 

Cúrsa Feadóg Stáin

Tá ár gcúrsa iomlán feadóg stáin do thosaitheoirí 6 Sheachtain ar ais do 2024. Tuilleadh eolais agus clárúchán ANSEO.

 

An Nollaig ar an gCampas

Do mhic léinn as baile an Nollaig seo beidh sólaistí, scannáin Nollag agus cluichí boird ag Séipéal na hOllscoile 1i.n. -6i.n. Lá Nollag agus Lá na Bliana Úire. Tá Foirgneamh an tSéipéil ar oscailt freisin 1i.n.-6i.n. Luan – Aoine i rith Laethanta Saoire na Nollag (Éirchód H91 N6Y6)

 

Roinnt Dátaí Seimeastair 2 do do Dhialann 2024!
Luan, an 8 Eanáir-Déardaoin, an Márta Tréimhse Teagaisc faoi choinne Gach Bliain
Déardaoin, an 25 Eanáir Tionólaí Gnó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn de réir Toghcháin
Luan, an 29 Eanáir Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 4
Luan, an 29 Eanáir – Aoine, an 2 Feabhra Seachtain Bhruscair Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn
Máirt, an 30 Eanáir Aonach na nAth-Fhreisear Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 11r.n.-3i.n.
Céadaoin, an 31 Eanáir Spriocdháta d’Íocaíocht Táillí Seimeastar 2
Céadaoin, an 31 Eanáir Tóg Amach Mé – Comhaltas na Mac Léinn
Máirt, an 6 – Aoine, an 9 Feabhra Seachtain Toilithe Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn
Déardaoin, an 8 Feabhra Biongó Bréagán Gnéis Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn
Luan, an 12-Aoine, an 16 Feabhra Seachtain Raise and Give
Céadaoin, an 21 Feabhra Ainmniúcháin Toghcháin d’Oifigigh Pháirtaimseartha Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – Oscailte
Luan, an 26 Feabhra Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 5
Céadaoin, an 28 Feabhra Ainmniúcháin Toghcháin d’Oifigigh Lánaimseartha Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – Oscailte
Aoine 1 – Aoine, an 15 Márta Seachtain na Gaeilge Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn
Déardaoin, an 7 Márta Toghcháin d’Oifigigh Pháirtaimseartha de chuid Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn
Déardaoin, an 14 Márta Toghcháin d’Oifigigh Lánaimseartha Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn
Máirt, an 19 Márta Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 6
Déardaoin, an 21 Márta Draigrás Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn
Luan 8 – Aoine, an 12 Aibreán An tSeachtain Staidéir
Luan, an 15 Aibreán – Céadaoin, an 1 Bealtaine Scrúduithe
Satharn, an 18 Bealtaine Teacht le chéile – 60 Bliain de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Oibrithe Deonacha ag Teastáil

Tá oibrithe deonacha ag teastáil an Satharn seo 16 agus an Satharn, an 23 Nollaig chun go dtarlóidh Parkrun Ollscoil na Gaillimhe. Ní gá duit aon taithí agus níl aon rith i gceist! Ní gá ach ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig universityofgalway@parkrun.com chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil.

 

Ceardlanna Saor in Aisce do Sheaimpíní Digiteacha – ag clárú anois:

  • MakerSpace – cláraigh ANSEO
  • Dearadh – cláraigh ANSEO
  • Podchraoltóireacht – cláraigh ANSEO
  • Iniúchadh a dhéanamh ar Gen IS – cláraigh ANSEO

 

An GOAL Mile

Reáchtáiltear an GOAL Mile i rith mhí na Nollag ar fud na hÉireann. Feiceann an ócáid go mbíonn na deicheanna mílte duine ag rith nó ag siúl míle chun airgead a bhailiú do GOAL na carthanachta. Tá GOAL ag tarlú i 14 thír éagsúla, ag cabhrú le daoine a bhfuil a saol agus a slite beatha scriosta ag coimhlint, galar agus athrú aeráide. Tuilleadh eolais agus clárúchán ANSEO.

 

Snámh Ghrianstad an Gheimhridh de chuid Chlann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe

Bí le Clann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe Dé hAoine, an 22 Nollaig dá dtiomsaitheoir airgid le Snámh Ghrianstad an Gheimhridh ar Bhóthar na Trá. Tuilleadh eolais agus clárúchán ANSEO.

 

Seirbhís ar Son na Síochána – Amárach

Tá seirbhís ghearr shéasúrach á reáchtáil ag an Ollscoil ar son na síochána ag 12 meán lae amárach, Dé hAoine, an 15 Nollaig i Séipéal Choláiste Naomh Columba. Tá fáilte roimh chách a bheith i láthair chun ár ndóchas do thodhchaí níos fearr a roinnt, agus lenár gcomhbhá a chur in iúl dóibh siúd atá buailte ag coimhlintí ar fud na cruinne. Cuirfear ceapairí agus sólaistí ar fáil ina dhiaidh sin. Cuir ríomhphost chuig Aoife.OToole@universityofgalway.ie má tá sé ar intinn agat a bheith i láthair.

 

Spreag d’Fhiosracht: An Dáimh Atá Agat le hEolaíochtaí Nádúrtha!

Comórtas Ealaíne Scoil na nEolaíochtaí Nádúrtha (oscailte do gach PG agus UG ag glacadh modúl scoile na n-eolaíochtaí nádúrtha). Duaiseanna iontacha le buachan, lena n-áirítear Ealaíontóir Cónaithe i Socrúchán Samhraidh i Scoil na nEolaíochtaí Nádúrtha ar fiú suas le €1,000 é. Cruthaigh saothar ealaíne chun gach clár seo a leanas a ionchorprú inár scoil: Luibheolaíocht & Eolaíocht Plandaí, Sláinte agus Sábháilteacht Comhshaoil, Eolaíochtaí an Domhain agus an Aigéin, Eolaíocht an Chomhshaoil, Eolaíocht na Mara, Fisic, agus Zó-eolaíocht. Tabhair do shaothar ealaíne chuig Oifig Scoile Scoil na nEolaíochtaí Nádúrtha PHY222 faoi 1i.n. ar an Déardaoin, an 25 Eanáir. Tuilleadh eolais, seol r-phost chuig grace.mccormack@universityofgalway.ie.

 

Tabhair Fuil i nGaillimh an tSeachtain seo chugainn in Óstán an Menlo Park

  • n.-8i.n. Dé Máirt, an 19 Nollaig
  • n.-8i.n. Dé Céadaoin, an 20 Nollaig
  • n.-8i.n. Déardaoin, an 21 Nollaig

Seiceáil incháilitheacht + cláraigh anseo: www.giveblood.ie

 

Gala Fhéile Earraigh na Síne

Beidh Gala Fhéile Earraigh na Síne ar siúl ar 7i.n. ar an Aoine, an 23 Feabhra agus tá siad ag lorg damhsóirí, amhránaithe, óstaigh, uirliseoirí agus draíodóirí le páirt a ghlacadh ann. Cláraigh ANSEO roimh an 20 Eanáir. Seol ríomhphost chuig ruizhi.tao@universityofgalway.ie le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais. Tá fáilte roimh chách chuig an gceiliúradh ilchultúrtha seo.

 

Cúrsaí Scileanna Saoil 2024

Táimid ag clárú anois do na Cúrsaí Scileanna Saoil Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn seo a leanas do 2024 – níl le déanamh ach cliceáil ar an nasc le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais/clárúcháin:

 

An bhfuil gá agat le féirín Daidí na Nollag Rúnda?

Níl ach €9 ar Stocaí Carthanachta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus téann an t-airgead ar fad chuig Carthanais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: Ionad Géarchéime um Éigniú na Gaillimhe + Cúram Ailse an Iarthair. Ar fáil in Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn go dtí Dé Máirt!

 

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.

 

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise ó Oifigigh agus ó Fhoireann Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn. Tá súil againn go mbeidh Nollaig mhór mhaith agat agus go mbeidh Athbhliain faoi mhaise agat. Feicfimid sibh go léir in 2024!

 

Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2023

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Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2023

University of Galway semester 1 teaching and exams ends on Fri 15th Dec 2023.

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Mon 8th of Jan 2024.

Academic Dates for the rest of 2023/24 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close 5pm Tues 19th Dec and reopen 10am Mon 8th Jan.
  • The SU Cloakroom will close at 7pm on Fri 15th Dec and reopen 9am Mon 8th Jan.
  • The SU Síbín will close at 7pm on Fri 15th Dec and reopen 9am Mon 8th Jan.
  • Sult will close on Weds 20th Dec and reopen 8.30am Thurs 4th Jan.
  • The SU Shop will close Weds 20th Dec and reopen Weds 3rd Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Weds 20th Dec and reopen Weds 3rd Jan.
  • The James Hardiman Library will close at 4pm Fri 22nd Dec and reopen 8.30am Weds 3rd Jan.
  • The Reading Room will be open 07:00 – 02:30 throughout the Christmas period.
  • The Chapel Building and kitchen will be open 1pm-6pm Mon-Fri throughout the Christmas period. They’ll also have refreshments, board games and a Christmas Movie 1pm-6pm Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • The Student Pantry is closed for Christmas and will reopen in January. Follow studentpantrygalway on Instagram for updates.
  • The Student Health Unit will close 4.30pm Tues 19th Dec and will reopen 9.15am Thurs 4th Jan. For urgent/emergency medical issues during this time please go to their website for services which are available – please note there is a charge for these services.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Mon 22nd of Jan.
  • Flirt FM are off FM and on Webstream only from Sun 17th Dec until Sun 7th Jan.
  • The Socsbox will be closed from Fri 15th Dec and reopen Mon 8th Jan. Accessible via email socsofficer@socs.universityofgalway.ie up to 5pm 20th Dec and from 10am 3rd Jan.
  • The Áras na Mac Léinn building and the Hub will be open 9am-10pm over holidays but closed on Mon 25th Dec, Tues 26th Dec and Mon 1st Jan. The Hub Kitchen will be closed. Áras na Mac Léinn rooms can be booked for use over the Christmas (except 25th Dec, 26th Dec + 1st Jan) at this LINK

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise ó Oifigigh agus ó Fhoireann Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2024!

SU Weekly Email 15 – 7th December 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  

 

Christmas Raffle Ticket Deadline 11pm TODAY!

Our SU Raffle tickets are on sale HERE until 11pm today Thurs 7th Dec. There’s 30 amazing prizes to be won including a Tablet, Festival tickets, gym memberships, driving lessons and lots of vouchers for fabulous places! Raising funds for the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cancer Care West.

 

Take Me Out 2024 Applications are OPEN!

Find romance or just have the craic and help raise funds for the SU Charities on 31st of January at Sult. Submit your application at the link HERE before 5pm Fri 12th Jan. Spaces are limited so apply ASAP!

 

Life Skills Courses 2024

We are now enrolling for the following SU Life Skills Courses for 2024 – just click the link for more info/registration:

 

Are you a PhD researcher or Research Master’s candidate?

If so, then please fill out this survey we are running in conjunction with the Postgraduate Workers Organisation (PWO). This is following the publication of the National Review of State Supports for PhD Researchers to gauge the response and potential collective actions that researchers in institutions across the country would be willing to engage in. Fill out survey here.

 

Student Pantry Open 4pm Tomorrow

The Student Pantry is open at 4pm tomorrow Fri 8th Dec in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. The pantry will then be closed for the Christmas Holidays and reopen in January. Follow studentpantrygalway on Instagram for updates.

 

Need a Secret Santa present?

SU Big Yellow Thing socks are just €9 and all proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre + Cancer Care West. Available in the SU Office, SU Shop + online HERE.

 

Parkrun on Saturday

Parkrun number 2 takes place on campus this Sat 9th Dec at 9.30am. All welcome to this free, weekly social 5km run/jog/walk. Volunteers needed each week too if you can spare some time email universityofgalway@parkrun.com. More info here.

 

Exam Tips – If something goes wrong

  • If you lose your Student ID card you can buy a new one for €20 at the Student Registry Help Desk in Áras Uí Chathail. Info
  • If something goes wrong that is outside of your control that means you cannot attend your exam you can defer your exam to August and your result will not be capped. A list of who to contact if you need to defer can be found here
  • If you fail an exam, you will have an opportunity to appeal the result
  • If you fail an exam there will be an opportunity for you to resist the exam in August. The grade for the repeat will be capped at 40% (first year repeat exam results won’t be capped)

Remember your SU Officers are here for you throughout the exams so just give us a shout if you need any help.

 

Do you wish to strengthen your well-being and resilience in the next semester? 

WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is an evidence-based program which develops personalised tools to manage distress & promote a positive approach to maintaining wellness. The Student Health Unit will be hosting another 2 day WRAP® Seminar 1 session on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th Feb on campus. Limited Spaces are available so apply now to secure your space. To hear the experience of other students and to apply click the link HERE. If you’ve any questions email: wrapandcreidim@universityofgalway.ie

 

University of Galway Teaching Awards Nominations Open

The President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence recognise the outstanding efforts of teaching staff to ensure University of Galway students receive the highest quality learning experience. You can nominate any member of teaching staff that you think is doing an amazing job. Closing Date for Nominations: Thurs 21 Dec 2023. More info + nomination form HERE.

 

Give Blood in Galway Next Week in the Clybaun Hotel

  • 4pm-8pm Tues 12 Dec
  • 4pm-8pm Weds 13 Dec
  • 4pm-8pm Thurs 14 Dec
  • 11.30am-3pm Sun 17 Dec

Check eligibility + register here: www.giveblood.ie

 

2024 Hardiman PhD Scholarships Open

The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years; with a stipend of €22,000 per annum, plus tuition fee waiver for the 4 years. These Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD, focused on the key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise. You will find potential PhD supervisors at Find a Supervisor/ PhD. Applications close 17:00 9th Feb 2024. All info relating to these scholarships will be posted HERE

 

Sustainable Transportation Meeting

Join Galway Commuter Coalition for an online meeting to discuss sustainable transportation in Galway 8pm Monday 11th December. Zoom link is here.

 

Extended Opening Hours During Exams

  • Students’ Union Shop Mon–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat 9 Dec 10am–3pm
  • Smokey’s Café Mon–Thurs 8:30am–6pm and Friday 8:30am – 5pm
  • Síbín Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
  • Cloakroom Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
  • Sult Mon–Fri 8:30am–11:30pm

Extra Study Spaces Available

Info + Opening hours at bottom of page HERE.

 

Wild Roots Student Ticket Deal

We have teamed up with the Wild Roots festival in Sligo to bring you a great ticket deal just for University of Galway students! Book your weekend camping ticket now for just €165 or 3 monthly installments of €55. Go to the SU Office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri to get this exclusive rate. The festival takes place 31st May-2nd June with 7 Stages, live DJs, Beach Bar, Boat Parties + more! Buy your ticket in full before 15th Dec and get free boat party entry too! More info on the festival HERE.

 

Beer Run on Sunday

Join Galway Bay Brewery Running Club for their last social run of the year at 12.30pm this Sunday 10th Dec at the Salthouse. All welcome for this fun, festive and free 5/8/10km run. Bag drop available and you get a free pint afterwards! Follow galwayberrun 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 and Twitter.

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

 

Spriocdháta do Thicéid Crannchur na Nollag – 11i.n. INNIU!

Tá ár dticéid Chrannchur Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar díol ANSEO go dtí 11i.n. inniu, Déardaoin, an 7 Nollaig. Tá 30 duais iontach le buachan, lena n-áirítear, Táibléad, ticéid Féile, ballraíochtaí giomnáisiam, ceachtanna tiomána agus go leor dearbhán d’áiteanna iontacha! Ag bailiú airgid do Charthanais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: Ionad Géarchéime um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus Cúram Ailse an Iarthair.

 

Tá Iarratais ar ‘Tóg Amach Mé 2024’ oscailte!

Aimsigh do chéad shearc nó bíodh an craic agat go díreach agus cuidigh le cistí a bhailiú do Charthanais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar an 31 Eanáir ag Sult. Cuir d’iarratas isteach ag an nasc ANSEO roimh 5i.n. ar an Aoine, an 12 Eanáir. Tá spásanna teoranta mar sin, déan iarratas ASAP!

 

Cúrsaí Scileanna Saoil 2024

Táimid ag clárú anois do na Cúrsaí Scileanna Saoil Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn seo a leanas do 2024 – níl le déanamh ach cliceáil ar an nasc le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais/clárúcháin:

 

An taighdeoir PhD nó iarrthóir ar Mháistreacht Taighde thú?

Más amhlaidh duit é, líon isteach an suirbhé seo le do thoil atá á reáchtáil againn i gcomhar le hEagraíocht na nOibrithe Iarchéime (PWO). Tá sé seo i ndiaidh fhoilsiú an Athbhreithnithe Náisiúnta ar Thacaíochtaí Stáit do Thaighdeoirí PhD chun an fhreagairt agus na gníomhartha comhchoiteanna féideartha a bheadh taighdeoirí in institiúidí ar fud na tíre sásta tabhairt fúthu a thomhas. Líon isteach an suirbhé anseo.

 

Pantrach na Mac Léinn ar Oscailte – 4.i.n. Amárach

Beidh Pantraí na Mac Léinn ar oscailt amárach, Dé hAoine, an 8 Nollaig sa Large Acoustic Room thíos staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Beidh an pantrach dúnta ansin do Laethanta Saoire na Nollag agus athosclófar é i mí Eanáir. Lean studentpantrygalway ar Instagram le haghaidh nuashonruithe.

 

An bhfuil gá agat le féirín Daidí na Nollag Rúnda?

Níl ach €9 ar Stocaí Carthanachta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn agus téann an t-airgead ar fad chuig Carthanais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: Ionad Géarchéime um Éigniú na Gaillimhe + Cúram Ailse an Iarthair. Ar fáil in Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn + ar líne ANSEO.

 

Parkrun Dé Sathairn

Beidh Parkrun uimhir 2 ar siúl ar an gcampas ar an Satharn seo, an 9 Nollaig ag 9.30rn. Fáilte roimh chách chuig an rith/bogshodar/siúlóid shóisialta 5km saor in aisce, seachtainiúil seo. Teastaíonn oibrithe deonacha gach seachtain freisin, más féidir leat roinnt ama a chur i leataobh seol ríomhphost chuig universityofgalway@parkrun.com. Tuilleadh eolais anseo.

 

Leideanna Scrúdaithe – Má théann rud éigin ar seachrán

  • Má chailleann tú do chárta aitheantais Mac Léinn is féidir leat ceann nua a cheannach ar €20 ag Deasc Cabhrach Chlárlann na Mac Léinn in Áras Uí Chathail Eolas ANSEO.
  • Má théann rud éigin ar seachrán nach bhfuil smacht agat air, rud a chiallaíonn nach féidir leat freastal ar do scrúdú is féidir leat do scrúdú a chur siar go Lúnasa agus ní chuirfear teorainn ar do thoradh. Is féidir liosta de na daoine ar cheart duit teagmháil a dhéanamh leo más gá duit cur siar a fháil anseo
  • Má theipeann ort i scrúdú, beidh deis agat an toradh a achomharc
  • Má theipeann ort sa scrúdú beidh deis agat an scrúdú a dhéanamh arís i mí Lúnasa. Cuirfear teorainn 40% leis an ngrád don athdhéanamh (níl an chéad bhliain san áireamh)

 

Cuimhnigh go bhfuil d’Oifigigh Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn anseo duit le linn na scrúduithe agus mar sin ní gá ach scairt a chur orainn má theastaíonn aon chabhair uait.

 

Ar mhaith leat d’fholláine agus d’athléimneacht a neartú sa chéad seimeastar eile?

Is clár bunaithe ar fhianaise é WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) a fhorbraíonn uirlisí pearsantaithe chun anacair a bhainistiú agus cur chuige dearfach a chur chun cinn maidir le folláine a chothabháil. Reáchtálfaidh Aonad Sláinte na Mac Léinn seisiún Sheimineár 1 Wrap® 2 lá eile Dé Sathairn 3 Feabhra agus Dé Domhnaigh 4 Feabhra ar an gcampas. Tá Spásanna Teoranta ar fáil mar sin déan iarratas anois chun do spás a chinntiú. Chun eispéireas mic léinn eile a chloisteáil agus chun iarratas a dhéanamh cliceáil ar an nasc ANSEO. Má tá ceisteanna agat seol ríomhphost chuig: wrapandcreidim@universityofgalway.ie

 

Ainmniúcháin Ghradaim Teagaisc Ollscoil na Gaillimhe – Oscailte

Tugann Gradaim an Uachtaráin um Fheabhas Teagaisc aitheantas do shár-iarrachtaí na foirne teagaisc lena chinntiú go bhfaigheann mic léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe an t-eispéireas foghlama is airde cáilíochta. Is féidir leat ball ar bith den fhoireann teagaisc a ainmniú a cheapann tú atá ag déanamh jab iontach. Dáta Deiridh le haghaidh Ainmniúcháin: Déardaoin 21 Nollaig 2023. Tuilleadh eolais + foirm ainmniúcháin ANSEO.

 

Tabhair Fuil i nGaillimh an tSeachtain seo chugainn in Óstán an Clybaun

  • n.-8i.n. Dé Máirt 12 Nollaig
  • n.-8i.n. Dé Céadaoin 13 Nollaig
  • n.-8i.n. Déardaoin 14 Nollaig
  • 30r.n. -3i.n. Dé Domhnaigh 17 Nollaig

Seiceáil incháilitheacht + cláraigh anseo: www.giveblood.ie

 

Scoláireachtaí PhD Uí Ardagáin 2024 -Oscailte

Tá Scoláireachtaí PhD Uí Ardagáin maoinithe go hiomlán ar feadh ceithre bliana; tá stipinn de €22,000 in aghaidh na bliana, móide tarscaoileadh táillí teagaisc ar feadh na 4 bliana. Tugann na Scoláireachtaí seo deiseanna do dhaoine atá cáilithe go cuí tabhairt faoi PhD Struchtúrtha, atá dírithe ar phríomhréimsí taighde ina bhfuil saineolas ceannródaíoch á thairiscint ag an Ollscoil. Gheobhaidh tú maoirseoirí féideartha PhD ag Aimsigh Maoirseoir/PhD. Dúnfaidh na hiarratais ar 17:00 ar an 9 Feabhra 2024. Cuirfear gach eolas a bhaineann leis na scoláireachtaí seo i bpostáil ANSEO

 

Cruinniú faoi Iompar Inbhuanaithe

Glac páirt i gComhghuaillíocht Comaitéirí na Gaillimhe do chruinniú ar líne chun iompar inbhuanaithe i nGaillimh a phlé 8i.n. Dé Luain 11 Nollaig. Tá nasc Zoom anseo.

 

Uaireanta Oscailte Breisithe le linn Scrúduithe

  • Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Dé Luain – Aoine 8r.n.n -6i.n., Dé Sathairn, an 9 Nollaig 10r.n. -3i.n.
  • Smokey’s Café Dé Luan – Déardaoin 8:30 r.n. -6i.n. agus Dé hAoine 8:30 r.n. – 5i.n.
  • Síbín Dé Luain – Aoine 9r.n. -7i.n.
  • Seomra na gCótaí Dé Luain – Aoine 9r.n. -7i.n.
  • Sult Dé Luain – Aoine 8:30 r.n.–11:30i.n.

Spásanna Staidéir Breise ar Fáil

Eolas + Uaireanta oscailte ag bun an leathanaigh ANSEO.

 

Margadh Ticéad do Mhic Léinn do Wild Roots

Táimid tar éis dul i gcomhar leis an bhféile Wild Roots i Sligeach chun margadh iontach ticéad a thabhairt duit do mhic léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe amháin! Cuir do thicéad campála deireadh seachtaine in áirithe anois ar €165 nó 3 thráthchuid mhíosúla de €55. Téigh chuig Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 10r.n.-5i.n. Dé Luain – Aoine chun an ráta eisiach seo a fháil. Bíonn an fhéile ar siúl ar an 31Bealtaine -2Meitheamh le 7 nArdáin, DJanna beo, Tábhairne Trá, Cóisirí Bád + níos mó! Ceannaigh do thicéad ina iomláine roimh an15 Nollaig agus faigh iontráil saor in aisce do chóisir báid freisin! Tuilleadh eolais faoin bhféile ANSEO.

 

Rith Beorach Dé Domhnaigh

Glac páirt i gClub Reáchtála Grúdlann Chuan na Gaillimhe dá rith sóisialta deireanach den bhliain ar 12.30i.n. Dé Domhnaigh seo, an 10 Nollaig ag Salthouse. Fáilte roimh chách don rith spraíúil, féile agus saor in aisce seo 5/8/10km. Áit fágála mála ar fáil agus gheobhaidh tú beoir saor in aisce tar éis do rith! Lean galwayberrun ar Instagram le haghaidh nuashonruithe.

 

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 ‘like’ a thabhairt dúinn nó muid a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok agus Twitter.