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SHAG Week 2015

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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2015

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2015

Monday 2nd of November/Dé Luain, an 2 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous) & Consent Questionnaire

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk (3pm-4pm)

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. SOLD OUT.

Tuesday 3rd of November/Dé Máirt, an 3 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokeys with Student Quiz Interview “Did you know?” Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous), Condom Challenge & Consent Questionnaire

12.30pm-2.30pm Consent Workshop (Females) Book your space now

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

6pm-8pm Free Screening of Movie “The Hunting Ground” in the Lower Aula and Panel Discussion on Sexual Consent, Harassment & Supports in NUI Galway

Wednesday 4th of November/ Dé Céadaoin, an 4 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous), Condom Challenge & Consent Questionnaire

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

Evening Residence Run – Gort na Coiribe & Cuirt na Coiribe

Thursday 5th of November/Déardaoin, an 5 Samhain

11.30am-2.30pm SU Stand Smokey’s with Condom Challenge and Wall of funniest Sex Stories (Anonymous)

3pm-4pm SU Engineering Desk

5pm-7pm Consent Workshop (Male) Book Your Space Now

Evening Residence Run – Corrib Village

Friday 6th of November/Déardaoin, an 6 Samhain

1pm-3pm Consent Workshop (Female) Book Your Space Now

All Week: Guess correctly how many condoms are in the jar and you could win them all! Entry €1 which goes to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

All Week: SHAG Packs will be available all week from the SU Office, the SU Engineering Desk and the Welfare Crew around Campus.

Beidh pacáistí SHAG ar fáil ó thús deireadh na seachtaine ó Oifig an Chomhaltais, ó Dheasc Innealtóireachta an Chomhaltais agus ón gCriú Leasa ar fud an champais.

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

#NUIGsafecampus #SmartConsent 

 

The NUIG Students’ Union Pink Ladies Night

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NUI Galway Students’ Union presents: The Pink Ladies Night

7pm Tuesday 10th November in the College Bar

Pop-Up Beauty Salon with hair, makeup and nails .

Pink bubbles, Chocolate Fountain, Rugby players getting waxed, DJ, raffle and your MC for the night Steve Bennett. 

What more could you ask for! 

Raising funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

Over 18’s Event. NUI Galway ID Required. 

 

NUIG Movember Opening Party 2015

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Movember – Coming to a Face Near You Soon!

Movember is coming back with a hairy bang to NUI Galway this November. 

The Official NUIG Movember Opening Party takes place at 7pm Wednesday 28thOctober 2015 in the College Bar

Get a nice, free, clean shave before you start your Movember journey to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. There will also be free finger food and some other surprises in store on the night. 

All Mo Bros and Mo Sistas Welcome. Over 18’s event. NUI Galway ID Required.

 

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising €485 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

If you want to get involved and donate your face or your time to support men’s health like the Facebook page here and join the NUIG team The TribesMoMen here.

The Official NUIG Movember Closing Party will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 2nd December 2015 in the College Bar. 

 

NUI Galway SU Big Fat Charity Table Quiz

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NUI Galway Students’ Union presents: 

THE SU BIG FAT CHARITY TABLE QUIZ

in aid of Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society

7.30pm Wednesday 14th of October in the College Bar

First Prize: €200 CASH MONEY! 

Table of Four €20 – Sign up in the SU Office NOW! Spaces are limited. 

10 Rounds of questions compiled by the 15 SU Officers

Free finger food and Spot Prizes for Best Team Name, Best Dressed Team and some other stuff we haven’t thought of yet! 

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be fundraising for Galway Rape Crisis Centre & The Irish Cancer Society throughout 2015/16. To get involved in our fundraising events just contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

Make your idea happen with EXPLORE Innovation funding

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Make your idea happen with EXPLORE Innovation funding

The NUI Galway Students’ Union/NUI Galway EXPLORE initiative is seeking applications from students and staff wishing to work in partnership on innovative new projects to benefit NUI Galway and/or the wider community.

Up to €900 is available per project.

This is a great way to turn an idea into reality, develop new skills, boost your CV, expand your network and much more!

Closing date: Tuesday 20th October 2015.

Find out more and apply now at www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore 

*EXPLORE BRAINSTORMING SESSION 6pm-7.30pm Monday 5th October CA107 St Anthonys, Cairnes Building*

The Entrepreneurship and Enactus societies at NUI Galway are running a brainstorming event aimed at stimulating creative and innovate idea generation ahead of the EXPLORE project deadline on 20 October. Ideas generated can be turned into projects for EXPLORE and Enactus competitions.
Anyone is welcome to attend who wants to be involved in making a sustainable difference through innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. It will be an interactive event with mentors from academia and business, so come and be part of the action!
When? Monday 5th October 6pm-7.30pm
Where? CA107 St. Anthonys, Cairnes Building.

NUI Galway Mental Health Week 5th-10th October 2015

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NUI Galway Mental Health Week Events 5th – 10th October #littlethings

 

#littlethings is a mental health and wellbeing campaign. It highlights that there are things that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope.

All Week 11am-3pm the SU Welfare Crew will be giving out Free Goodie Bags with tasty treats.

All Week Please Talk Art Exhibition in Áras na Mac Léinn.

All events are FREE except where indicated otherwise.

Monday

11am-4pm          Global Fair in the Bailey Allen Hall with food, fun and music from the Societies 

12.30pm               Mental Health Week Launch at the Quad

12pm-1pm          Building Resilience Workshop in The View with Joe Murphy

2pm-3pm            Strategies for Taking Study in Your Stride in The View with James McCormack

6pm-8pm            Juggling Workshop at the Arts Millennium Building

Tuesday

12pm-3pm          Little Things Stand at Smokey’s with freebies

2pm-4pm            Singing with Dementia Patients in The Meeting Rooms in Áras na Mac Léinn with Choral Society

6pm-8pm            Seas Suas Programme Room 129 Theatre 2 Áras Moyola. A programme promoting health and wellbeing which encourages and equips students to help fellow students appropriately and safely. 

8pm-11pm          Film: The Dead Poet’s Society in The Meeting Rooms with Writer’s Soc

Wednesday

12pm-3pm          Little Things Stand at Smokey’s with freebies

2pm                     Heads Up Mental Health Radio Series on Flirt FM 101.3

2pm-3pm            Mindfulness for Daily Life Workshop in The View with Aisling Battersby

3pm-4pm            Stress Busting Techniques Workshop in The View with Aisling Battersby

6pm                       Capoeira Workshop in The Cube with Dance Soc

7pm-9pm            Writer’s Workshop Collaboration – Gig Soc, Writer’s Soc & Art Soc in IT202

8pm                       Bring a Dish event in AC203 with Potter Soc

Thursday

11am-4pm          Voter Registration Drive, Free stuff, Road Safety Freebies, Games and Promo Staff recruitment in Áras na Mac Léinn.

10.30am-12pm  Please Talk Coffee Morning in The Hub 

2pm-3pm            Putting Off Procrastination Workshop in The View with James McCormack

3pm-4pm            Laughter is the Best Medicine Workshop in The View with Donal Gannon

4pm-5pm            The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Workshop in The View. WRAP is a framework which helps to overcome distressing symptoms and unhelpful behaviours.

7.30pm-8.30pm Light Your Candle of Hope to promote mental health and happiness of heart with Please Talk in the Chapel

8pm-10pm          Give Handball a go in the Sports Centre with NUI Galway Handball Club 

8pm                       After Party for “Be Brave” Campaign Launch in College Bar with GIG Soc with free finger food

Friday

All Day Mindful Way Conference

8.30pm-1am       Sober Soc present the Funky Seomra in The Cube. Tickets €5.

Saturday

10am                     Walk, run or crawl the NUI Galway 8k in aid of Jigsaw on World Mental Health Day. Entry fee €25. Volunteers needed email nuigalway8k@kingfisherclub.com if you can help out. 

If you need any support or information please contact any of the following people: 

Chaplaincy Service 091 495055 chaplains@nuigalway.ie

Counselling Service 091 492484 counselling@nuigalway.ie

Student Health Unit 091 492604 healthunit@nuigalway.ie

SU Welfare Officer Jimmy McGovern 091 492747 su.welfare@nuigalway.ie 

Jigsaw Galway 091 549252 galway@jigsaw.ie

Samaritans Free phone 116123 jo@samaritans.org 

Here are the #littlethings that can make a big difference to our mental health and our wellbeing:

  • Keeping Active
  • Talking About Your Problems
  • Looking Out For Others
  • Doing Things With Others
  • Eating Healthily
  • Staying In Touch
  • Drinking Less Alcohol
  • Sleeping Well

Mental Health Week in NUI Galway is co-ordinated by Student Services and NUI Galway Students’ Union in partnership with a range of external agencies. 

Sports Clubs Celebrate the “Little Things”

Did you know sitting down for long periods of time is very bad for your health. Research gathered now concludes “we need to move every hour” to off-set cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. 

We are asking all students where every they are to stand up every hour, shake out your legs and hands and just sit down again – where ever you are – if you feel brave and want to shout out “Mental Health” please do. Random prizes of gym memberships, hoodies and vouchers will be given to those students participating – so the more you move, the better the chance you have of winning a prize! 

Look out for our Health & Wellbeing Team during Mental Health Week who will be checking lectures, restaurants and the library for movers and shakers. 

Handball Club will be setting up a “one wall – intro to handball” for all those who wish to have a go in the Sports Hall on Wednesday 7th October. 

 

Christmas in November and a Llama as NUI Galway Students’ Union launch year of Fundraising!

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Christmas in November and a Llama as NUI Galway Students’ Union launch year of Fundraising!

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society this year. Every year the Students’ Union selects two charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. This year’s fundraising events will include a Christmas Day fundraiser in November and a pet farm visit with star of the show Kuzco the Llama in December!

Students’ Union President Phelim Kelly said: “We are delighted to be supporting two very worthy charities this year. Students in NUI Galway have a very proud tradition of fundraising for charity. We hope to improve on last year’s total of €12,500 raised during the year”

Galway Rape Crisis Centre offer emotional and practical support to survivors of rape, sexual violence and abuse via a help line, face to face counselling, training and education services.

Cyril Connole of Galway Rape Crisis Centre said: “Galway Rape Crisis Centre is delighted and honoured to have been chosen as one of the NUI Galway Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/2016. NUI Galway Students’ Unions commitment in working towards the betterment of every member of society will provide the necessary and vital help the GRCC needs.”

The Irish Cancer Society aim to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: “We are delighted to be chosen as a charity partner for NUI Galway Students’ Union. As an independent charity, we rely on the public to support the work which we do in providing free services to cancer patients in Galway and across the country. One in three people in Ireland will now get cancer with incidence on the increase so demand for our services continues to grow.”

Interested in helping out? Sign up here or email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to get involved. 

Photo: Kuzco the Llama and admirer at last year’s SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit. Photo: Eibhlín Seoighthe

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Raises €12,500 for Console and BeLonG To

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Raises €12,500 for Console and BeLonG To

NUI Galway Students’ Union organised a wide array of charity events over the 2014/15 academic year. Students took part in aquathons, Croagh Patrick climbs, cake sales, table quizzes, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, calendar sales, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €12,500 for charity in the process!

All of the money raised from these events has been donated to the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2014/15 – Console and BeLonG To.

Applications are now CLOSED for charities to apply to be the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/16. 

Declan Higgins, Students’ Union President said:

“Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, students have once again done their bit to help others. NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves this year.”

Margaret Tierney, Project Development Manager of Console said:

“We are indebted to NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing Console as one of their charity partners, thereby raising awareness of the work of the Console Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Charity. We are always there to help when you are going through a difficult time and our free helpline 1800 247 247 operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.”

David Carroll, Executive Director of BeLonG To said: “We’re delighted to be one of this year’s chosen charities by NUI Galway’s Students Union. The support of allies like the students of NUIG is vital to our work to eliminate homophobic & transphobic bullying and support those lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people and their families and to build a fairer more equal Ireland”

 

Left to right: Margaret Tierney (Console), Declan Higgins (NUIG SU President), Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin (NUIG SU Welfare) Phelim Kelly (NUIG SU Education), Oisín O’Reilly (BeLonG To)

 

Photo: Aengus McMahon

 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Election & Referenda Results 2015

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Election & Referenda Results 2015

Congratulations to the newly elected NUI Galway Students’ Union Sabbatical officers who will take up office on the 1st of July. They are: President Phelim Kelly, Vice-President/Education Officer Rebecca Melvin and Vice-President/Welfare Officer Jimmy McGovern. The students of NUI Galway also voted that the Students’ Union will now actively support the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults aged 18 years and over. 

On Thursday 12th of March students will go back to the polls at NUI Galway to elect their part-time officers and to decide on a referendum regarding the Students’ Union Constitution.

Here are the full election and referenda results:

RESULT: President

Total Poll: 2,727

Spoiled Votes: 50
Total Valid Poll: 2,674

Quota: 1,338

1st Count:

Doyle, Ross: 283

Kelly, Phelim: 1,110

McLoughlin Cian: 60

Moran, Cillian: 193

Picard, Karl: 996

RON: 32

Re-Open Nominations and McLoughlin, Cian Eliminated.

2nd Count:

Doyle, Ross: Eliminated

Kelly, Phelim: 1,298 (+188)

McLoughlin Cian: Eliminated

Moran, Cillian: Eliminated

Picard, Karl: 1,152 (+156)

RON: Eliminated

Phelim Kelly Deemed Elected

RESULT: Vice President/Education Officer Election

Total Poll: 2,649
Spoiled Votes: 65
Total Valid Poll: 2,584
Quota: 1,293

1st Count:
Duffy, Joanne: 1,086
Melvin, Rebecca: 1,417
RON: 81

Rebecca Melvin Deemed Elected

RESULT: Vice President/Welfare Officer Election

Total Poll: 2,648

Spoiled Votes: 44
Total Valid Poll: 2,604

Quota: 1,303

1st Count:

Broderick, Shane: 585

McGovern, Jimmy: 1,254

Reilly, Megan: 739

RON: 26

Re-Open nominations and Broderick, Shane eliminated

2nd Count:

Broderick, Shane N/A

McGovern, Jimmy: 1,483 (+229)

Reilly Megan: 938 (+199)

RON: N/A

Jimmy McGovern Deemed Elected

RESULT: SU Council Chair Election

Candidates:

Gallagher, Ronan

Sherlock, Cathal

Cathal Sherlock Deemed Elected

Referendum Result:

Total Poll: 2,665

Spoiled Votes: 31

Total Valid Poll: 2,634

Quota: 1,318

1,796 YES votes

838 NO Votes

Proposal Passed

NUI Galway Students’ Union now actively supports the “legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis for adults aged 18 and over.”

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015 Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh 9 – 12Márta 2015

Úsáid do Theanga

Dé Luain/Monday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

12-3 i.n. Seomra na Gaeilge The View le Baking Soc

12pm-3pm Seomra na Gaeilge with Baking Soc

8 i.n. Tráth na gCeist Boird College Bar. Ceathrar an foireann, iontráil saor in aisce agus duaiseanna ar fáil!

8pm Table Quiz College Bar. 4 people per team, free entry and prizes to be won!

Dé Máirt/Tuesday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

Lá Gan Béarla – Úsáid do Theanga

A day without English – Use your Gaeilge

5.30-7.30 i.n. Óga Yóga-seisiún ióga trí Ghaeilge. Sínigh suas san SU – méid áirithe spás ar fáil! Áras na Mac Léinn

5.30-7.30pm Óga Yóga-Yoga Session as Gaeilge. Sign up in the SU, limited spaces available! Áras na Mac Léinn

Dé Céadaoin/Wednesday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

12-2 i.n. Seomra na Gaeilge The Stage le Baking Soc

12pm-2pm Seomra na Gaeilge The Stage 12-2pm with Baking Soc

Céadaoin na gCoiscíní

Condom Wednesday as Gaeilge

Déardaoin/Thursday

Biachlár College Bar trí Ghaeilge

College Bar menu as Gaeilge

11-4 i.n. Bricfeasta Gaelach College Bar

11am-4pm Irish Breakfast College Bar

8 i.n. Céilí College Bar le Trad Soc & Baking Soc

8pm Céilí College Bar with Trad Soc & Baking Soc

www.su.nuigalway.ie  su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie