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We are Hiring: Peer Learning Graduate Intern

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Peer Learning Graduate Intern

University of Galway Students’ Union seeks a friendly, energetic and goal-oriented Graduate Intern to support its CÉIM academic peer learning programme. This is a varied role in which the successful candidate will be required to work closely with diverse partners including students and academic staff to help ensure the effective delivery of CÉIM.

 

About CÉIM

CÉIM is an academic peer support scheme based on the Peer Assisted Study Sessions / Peer Assisted Learning (PASS/PAL) model. CÉIM supports 1st year students’ transition to higher education, health and wellbeing, academic success, progression and development of transferable skills. Delivered via a partnership between students, academic staff and the Students’ Union, CÉIM will be offered to approximately 2,100 or 56%+ of University of Galway 1st year students from September 2024. See further information on https://ceim.su.universityofgalway.ie/

The Graduate Intern will be employed by University of Galway Students’ Union on a fixed-term contract.

Contract duration: Mid-August 2024 – Mid-May 2025 Working days: Monday-Friday (7 hours per day) Working location: University of Galway campus

 

Job Description

Drawing on your experience of peer learning, you will:

· Provide support to individual student leaders and groups of student leaders.

· Research and develop new activity ideas for peer learning sessions.

· Provide hands-on support to leaders in peer learning sessions.

· Handle day-to-day tasks to ensure the smooth running of CÉIM.

· Provide general programme, IT and administrative support.

· Organise materials for student leaders, weekly meetings and training.

· Develop engaging social media, website and other marketing content.

· Deliver training to student leaders as required.

· Attend and deliver weekly meetings with students and academic staff.

· Deliver lecture shout outs to promote session attendance and leader recruitment.

· Deliver short presentations to students about CÉIM.

· Support the CÉIM Director, CÉIM Administrator and CÉIM Student Engagement Coordinator with various duties as they arise.

 

Requirements

· An undergraduate degree in any discipline.

· A solid understanding of the CÉIM programme, and an interest in supporting students to make the most of their time at university.

· Strong organisational and administration skills.

· Experienced Microsoft Office user.

· Experience with a variety of social media platforms.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Confident presenting to large groups.

· Positive attitude and friendly, professional and inclusive manner with the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.

· Highly adaptable with a solution-oriented outlook.

· Excellent work ethic and commitment to deadlines and deliverables.

· The capacity to acquire new skills and apply them to the role.

 

Applications

Applications must include:

· Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the post and why you are interested in the post.

· Curriculum Vitae.

 

Applications via email to:

Chris Newell

General Manager

University of Galway Students’ Union chris.newell@universityofgalway.ie

 

Closing date: Thursday, 9 May 2024 5pm Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on: Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Leas Uachtarán don Ghaeilge | Vice President for the Irish Language Candidates 2024

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Voting will take place Thursday 21st March in the following locations

CANDIDATES FOR THURSDAY 21st MARCH 2024

Leas Uachtarán don Ghaeilge | Vice President for the Irish Language

  • Julieanne Molloy – Manifesto can be found HERE
  • Gary Murtagh
  • Shaurya Pratap Singh
  • Hitesh Tahilramani

Voting will take place online on www.yourspace.universityofgalway.ie 10am-8pm Thursday 21st of March

Hustings for Leas Uachtarán don Ghaeilge will take place 6pm Tuesday 19th March in the Fottrell Theatre at Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn 6

Brodhrán Course

SU Life Skills

Beginners Bodhrán Course

Learn the Bodhrán this semester. Suitable for total beginners.

Learn Traditional and Contemporary songs at weekly group lessons.

Class Dates/Times: 6pm-7pm Wednesday 16th October – Wednesday 20th November 2024 (6 week course)

Course Venues: The SU Síbín in the Library Basement (beside An Bialann)

Course Cost: €60 for 6 Week Course (this includes a locally made Bodhrán worth €45)

Sign Up Link: HERE

Course Content: Designed to welcome absolute beginners to bodhrán this course will teach you how to play this great Irish instrument. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to play a variety of Irish traditional rhythms and accompany other instruments. It will instill you with the confidence to progress further and to one day join in and play along in lively pub sessions.

The course includes the following elements:

-Holding the bodhrán

-Holding the beater

-Basic strokes and variations

-Learn what makes an Irish tune a reel, or a jig, or a hornpipe, etc.

-Then, learn how to play along with reels, jigs & hornpipes in your bodhrán

-Learn how to add off-hand technique and vary the pitch of your bodhrán as you play

-Bodhrán care and maintenance

We will include one class during the course where we go out to a session in the city together, listen in, and you will get an opportunity to ask a few questions directly of the musicians themselves.

In the final class of the course we will be joined with members of the tin whistle course for a fun event where you will accompany the music they have learned to play on whistle on your bodhrán!

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.

Tin Whistle Course

SU Life Skills

Tin Whistle Course

Join the SU Tin Whistle group “The Whistleblowers” this semester. Suitable for total beginners.

Learn Traditional and Contemporary songs on the Tin Whistle at weekly group lessons.

Class Dates/Times: 7pm-8pm Wednesday 16th October – Wednesday 20th November 2024

Course Venue: The SU Síbín in the Library Basement (beside An Bialann)

Course Cost: €15 for 6 Week Course (tin whistle not included you need to buy this yourself)

SIGN UP HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to buy your own Feadóg tin whistle in the key of D. Cost is €6/€7 and is available in the following shops in Galway city :Powell’s, Opus 2, IT Music, and Kieran Maloney’s.

Course Content: 

Week 1 

Introduction to the tin whistle, its notes, possibilities, limits, etc. and to familiarise the learners with the basics of playing the instrument, (basic scale and some practice tips).

Depending on their picking up of this we will likely already begin learning our first tune together, “Fainne Geal an Lae” (a beginner-friendly march that is mostly all in the low octave on the whistle).

Question and answer time and then review and wrap-up.

Week 2  

Review and “check-in” of their progress and overall growing confidence.

Use the opportunity to iron out any basic errors in breathing and covering the holes etc..

I will then introduce playing notes in the upper octave and practise “jumping the octave scale practice”.

To reinforce this in their playing I will introduce them playing the “Kerry Polka” which is a perfect tune for alternating between the octaves on the whistle and getting used to the breath pressure needed for playing back and forth between the different notes cleanly.

Question and answer time and then review and wrap-up.

Week 3 

Review and “check-in” of their progress and overall growing confidence.

Give time for questions and answers.

I will talk to them then more deeply now about what Irish tunes are, (what makes a jig a jig, a hornpipe a hornpipe, and a reel a reel, for example). I will pay them examples of each and talk about how the whistle can be used to not only play these tunes but how it fits in with other instruments when playing in a pub session.

I will then introduce them to playing our first jig together, ¨Out on the Ocean”.

Question and answer time and then review and wrap-up.

Week 4

Review and “check-in” of their progress and overall growing confidence.

Review the three tunes above they have already been introduced to together, reinforce how far they have already come, and iron out any lingering issues executing the basics.

I will then introduce them to playing our first hornpipe together, “The Boys of Blue Hill”.

Question and answer time and then review and wrap-up.

Week 5 

Review and “check-in” of their progress and overall growing confidence.

Introduce them to the basics of ornamentation when playing the whistle (cuts, taps, rolls etc.)

Show them how they can practise these ornaments during their scale warm-ups from now on in the future.

Show them how these ornaments can be incorporated into the tunes they have already learned by playing them for them without ornamentation, and then with ornamentation.

Take time then to encourage them to try incorporating some of these ornaments to these tunes they have already learned by practising them together with ornaments.

I will then introduce them to playing our first reel together, “The Coal Miner’s”, (a reel that is beginner-friendly but also allows them to immediately incorporate ornaments).

Question and answer time and then review and wrap-up.

Week 6  

Review and “check-in” of their progress and overall growing confidence.

Quickly reinforce, and play along with them, the Irish tunes they have learned already, a march, a polka, a jig, a hornpipe, and a reel!

Instill in them the confidence that they can have a lifetime ahead of enjoying playing the tin whistle and Irish music.

Financial Resilience Training

SU Life Skills

Financial Resilience Training

Description: Financial resilience is the ability to cope with negative events that impact on our finances. It’s about feeling secure and in control, knowing that you can pay the bills, deal with the unexpected, and have achievable goals for the future.

Course Content: This free online training is delivered in a safe and supportive environment and covers topics such as: 

  • Budgeting and saving
  • Utility costs
  • Energy use and the cost of living
  • Online tools and services
  • Available financial supports

Training Provider: TASC, the Think-tank for Action on Social Change

Dates/Times: 5pm-6pm Wednesday 9th October 2024

Course Delivery: Online via Zoom

Sign Up HERE soon

Cost: FREE!

safeTALK

SU Life Skills
safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone)

AIM: safeTALK is a 3½ hour ‘suicide alertness’ programme that prepares participants (over the age of 18 yrs.) to identify and engage with persons who may be having thoughts of suicide. Participants learn how to provide practical help by using the steps of TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) and also gain information on the supports and resources available locally, regionally and nationally. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the persons learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their community.

The four basic steps of TALK are called ‘suicide alertness skills’ and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help save lives and reduce suicide risk in their community.

CONTENT: SafeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to:
• Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide
• Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
• Apply the TALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that can help.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This training is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 yrs. who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a ‘suicide alert’ helper, i.e. front-line workers, volunteers, parents, teachers, citizens, etc.

WHAT HAPPENS AT SAFETALK TRAININGS?

Expect to be challenged. Expect to have feelings. Expect to be hopeful.
See video clips which illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Ask questions and enter discussions. Learn clear and practical information on what to do.
Discuss and practice the TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keepsafe) steps so that you will have the skills to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to other relevant supports and resources.

On completion of the training you will receive a certificate.
This training may be eligible for CPD points from your accrediting body. Please contact them directly for further details.

RECOMMENDATION: The content of the safeTALK workshop may be difficult to deal with if you are feeling emotionally vulnerable. If you have suicidal thoughts, or have been recently bereaved, particularly through suicide, you may wish to delay taking part in this course until you’re feeling stronger, emotionally.

Date/Time: 9.30am-1pm Thursday 20th June 2024 (registration 9.15am)

Location: The View (John Broderick Room), upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn, University Road, Galway

Audience: University of Galway Students and Staff

Booking: Please email joanna.brophy@universityofgalway.ie for training booking link

Cost: This training is free of charge but spaces are limited – please only sign up if you can definitely attend same.

We are Hiring: Peer Learning Engagement Coordinator

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University of Galway Students’ Union seeks a dynamic, focused and solution-oriented Engagement Coordinator with experience of peer learning to support its CÉIM academic peer learning programme. The successful candidate will support CÉIM student leaders to reach their full potential, work closely with diverse partners, and develop engaging marketing and social media campaigns. This role will suit an individual who loves working with people and has an eye for detail.

About CÉIM
CÉIM is an academic peer support scheme based on the Peer Assisted Study Sessions / Peer Assisted Learning (PASS/PAL) model. CÉIM supports 1st year students’ transition to higher education, health and wellbeing, academic success, progression and development of transferable skills. Delivered via a partnership between students, academic staff and the Students’ Union, CÉIM will be offered to approximately 2,000 or 50%+ of University of Galway 1st year students from September 2023. See further information on www.ceim.su.nuigalway.ie

The Graduate Intern will be employed by University of Galway Students’ Union on a three-year contract.
Contract duration: Mid-August 2023 – Mid-August 2026
Working days: Monday-Friday (7 hours per day)
Working location: University of Galway campus with the option to work from home on Fridays

 

Job Description
Drawing on your comprehensive experience of peer learning, you will:
• Be proactive in liaising regularly with student leaders, and provide targeted coaching to individual student leaders and groups of student leaders.
• Manage a repository of peer learning activity ideas, and develop new content for this.
• Provide occasional hands-on support to leaders in peer learning sessions.
• Make presentations about CÉIM to large groups of students and to academic staff.
• Collate data for research and evaluation purposes.
• Organise materials for student leaders and weekly meetings.
• Manage, attend and deliver weekly meetings with students and academic staff.
• Design training content and deliver training to student leaders on peer learning strategies and activities, information technology, health and wellbeing and other relevant topics.
• Create and manage timely and engaging social media campaigns.
• Develop marketing materials and update the CÉIM website.
• Work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders across University of Galway including support units and academic staff.
• Handle day-to-day tasks to ensure the smooth running of CÉIM.
• Provide general programme and administrative support.
• Work with various IT systems to support the efficient delivery of the programme.
• Develop and run well-attended social events for students.
• Seek feedback from students and develop strategies to act on this feedback.
• Support the CÉIM Director and CÉIM Administrator with various duties as they arise.
• Carry out any other reasonable duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

Requirements
• An undergraduate degree in any discipline.
• Experience of leading peer learning sessions.
• A solid understanding of the CÉIM programme.
• An interest in supporting students to make the most of their time at university, small group facilitation, independent learning and inclusion.
• Very strong organisational and administration skills.
• Experienced Microsoft Office user.
• Experience with a variety of IT systems and social media platforms.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Confident presenting to large groups.
• Friendly, professional and inclusive manner with the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
• Highly adaptable with excellent problem solving skills.
• Strong work ethic and commitment to deadlines and deliverables.
• The capacity to acquire new skills and apply them to the role.

 

Applications
Applications must include:
• Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the post and why you are interested in the post.
• Curriculum Vitae.

Applications via email to:

Chris Newell
General Manager
University of Galway Students’ Union
chris.newell@universityofgalway.ie

 

Closing date: Monday, 24 April 2023 5pm
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on: Wednesday, 17 May 2023 on Zoom

Notice of Referendum Thursday 3 March 2022 – Referendum on Vice President for the Irish Language

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Notice of Referendum Thursday 3 March 2022

Referendum on Vice President for the Irish Language

On Thursday 3 March you will be asked to vote in a referendum to amend the SU Constitution. The amendment was proposed by Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn on 31 January 2022.

The amendment, if passed will result in the creation of a full-time paid Vice President for the Irish Language

The wording which will appear on each ballot, requiring a Yes / No answer, is outlined below

Article 7 The Executive Committee

A. The Executive Committee of the Union shall consist of:

Insert after The Vice President / Education Officer:

iv. Leas Uachtarán don Gaeilge / Vice President for the Irish Language

Delete:

v. The Irish Language Officer

And renumber accordingly

Insert:

iv. Leas Uachtarán don Gaeilge / Vice President for the Irish Language:

1. Shall have responsibility for promoting the Irish Language to the general student body and to this end shall initiate campaigns on relevant Irish language issues.

2. Shall represent members on various University committees.

3. Shall organise and chair the Coiste Gaeilge, having at least three meetings per academic year.

4. Shall follow the goals as set out by the Irish Language Strategy for the Union, and develop this as appropriate.

5. Shall support the work of Irish language societies on campus.

6. Shall also be required to give a mandatory report on work carried out at each Executive meeting.

Delete:

v. The Irish Language Officer

1. S/He shall be responsible for the promotion of the Irish language and culture amongst the members of the Union.

2. S/He shall enforce the policy set out in Article 18.B.

3. S/He shall support the work of the Irish language societies on campus.

4. S/He shall be proficient in Irish. The Elections Committee may, before an election, demand an Irish Language Officer candidate to demonstrate his/her fluency and literacy in Irish. The Director

of Spoken Irish in NUI Galway (or a person nominated by the Director) shall adjudicate. A lack in fluency or literacy shall deem that candidate ineligible for the position.

5. S/He will represent Union members on various University committees.

And renumber accordingly

Article 10 Students’ Union Committees & Fora

Insert:

I. An Coiste Gaeilge

An Coiste Gaeilge shall be chaired by the Leas Uachtarán don Gaeilge and shall meet at least three times per academic year. An Coiste Gaeilge will work to implement and develop the Union’s Irish Language Strategy An Coiste Gaeilge shall present regular reports on its work to Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn.

An Coiste Gaeilge shall be open to all members of the Union.

This referendum has been requested by 500 members of the Students’ Union in accordance with the Students’ Union Constitution, Article 16.

 

MAC LÉINN IARCHÉIME A THOGHADH CHUIG ÚDARÁS NA hOLLSCOILE

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Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh

 

MAC LÉINN IARCHÉIME A THOGHADH CHUIG ÚDARÁS NA hOLLSCOILE

 

De réir Acht na nOllscoileanna, 1997, tá mac léinn Iarchéime amháin  le toghadh ag na mic léinn Iarchéime le bheith ina  c(h)omhalta d’Údarás na hOllscoile. Mairfidh tréimhse oifige an duine a thoghfar chun an folúntas reatha a líonadh ón 1 Feabhra 2023 go dtí an 31 Lúnasa 2023 (ar an gcoinníoll go mbeidh sé/sí ina m(h)ac léinn iarchéime ar feadh iomlán na tréimhse sin).

 

Nós imeachta Ainmniúcháin:

 

Osclófar an ghairm ar ainmniúcháin ag 9:00am, Dé Luain, an 16 Eanáir 2023 agus fanfaidh sí oscailte go dtí 5:00pm, an 23 Eanáir 2023. Ní ghlacfar le hainmniúcháin dhéanacha.

 

Tá ainmniúcháin le déanamh tríd an Tairseach Toghcháin ar Líne anseo. Ní mór na sonraí ainmniúcháin seo a leanas a bheith  le gach ainmniúchán:

 

  • Grianghraf den ainmní
  • Ráiteas ón Iarrthóir – “An fáth ar cheart tacú liom” (250 focal ar a mhéad)

 

Tá an Creat Inniúlachta don Údarás na hOllscoile ar fail anseo

 

Nós imeachta Toghcháin:

 

Reáchtálfar toghchán Mic Léinn Iarchéime trí bhallóid ar line anseo ar thairseach toghcháin ar líne Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar an Déardaoin, an 26 Eanáir, 2023 ó 9:00am – 9:00pm.

Fógrófar torthaí toghcháin an iarrthóra rathúil ag 5pm, Dé hAoine, an 27 Eanáir 2023.

Tá an post seo oscailte do mhic léinn Iarchéime cláraithe amháin.

 

Tá tuilleadh eolais don Údarás na hOllscoile ar fail anseo.

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ELECTION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENT TO ÚDARÁS NA hOLLSCOILE

 

Under the Universities Act, 1997, one Postgraduate student is to be elected by the Postgraduate students as a member of Údarás na hOllscoile (The University Governing Authority). The period of office of the person elected to fill the current vacancy, shall be February 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023 (provided that (s)he continues to be a postgraduate student for the duration of that period).

 

Nomination Procedure:

 

The call for nominations will open at 9:00am on Monday, 16th January 2023 and will remain open until 5:00pm on 23rd January 2023. Late nominations cannot be accepted.

 

Nominations to be submitted via the Online Election Portal here. Each nomination must include the following nomination details:

 

  • Photograph of nominee
  • Candidate Statement – “Why vote for me” (max 250 words)

 

The Competency Framework for Údarás na hOllscoile is available here

 

Election Procedure:

 

The election of a Postgraduate student will be conducted by online ballot via the Students’ Union online election portal here on Thursday, 26th January, 2023 from 9:00am – 9:00pm.

 

Election results of the successful candidate will be announced on Friday, 27th January 2023.

This position is open to registered Postgraduate students only.

 

Further information on Governing Authority is available here.