SU Weekly Email 14 – 30th November 2023

SU Weekly Email 14 – 30th November 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  

 

Thriftmas Market TODAY!

The SU Thriftmas Market is on 11am-3pm today Thurs 30th Nov in Áras na Mac Léinn. Call down for a well-deserved study break and maybe get a start on your Christmas shopping or just treat yourself!

  • Galway Simon Community will have a pop-up Second Hand Clothes shop in the Cube downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • In the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn we will have University of Galway students selling prints, cards, children’s books, earrings, tote bags, lino prints, crystals, candles, wax melts, jewellery, crochet, rings, knitted products, literary journals, embroidery and more!
  • In Meeting Room 1 + 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn we’ll have more enterprising University of Galway students selling tasty treats like baked goods, drinks, Indian food and more!

More info on the event and our vendors HERE.

 

Christmas Raffle Tickets Selling Fast!

Raffle tickets are on sale HERE. There’s 30 amazing prizes to be won including 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.

 

Sin Issue 3

Issue 3 of your student newspaper Sin is out now with all the news you need to know about life at University of Galway and beyond! Read it HERE.

 

Drug and Alcohol Survey

Please take a minute to complete our anonymous survey on the substance use of University of Galway students HERE. The anonymous information collected from this survey will be used to tailor a harm reduction and drug information campaign to the needs of students at University of Galway.

 

safeTALK Training 2024

safeTALK is a free 3½ hour ‘suicide alertness’ programme that prepares participants to identify and engage with persons who may be having thoughts of suicide. Participants learn how to provide practical help and also gain information on the supports and resources available locally, regionally and nationally The next free safeTALK Training course on campus is on 9.30am-1pm Fri 2nd Feb 2024. If you would like to attend please email joanna.brophy@universityofgalway.ie for booking links.

 

World AIDS Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow Friday 1st of December is World AIDS Day and we are encouraging everyone to wear red in support of the HIV Ireland #GLOWRED4WAD campaign. Tag HIV Ireland in your photos and use #GLOWRED4WAD to show your support.  More info HERE.

 

Free Breakfast!

When you buy a hot drink at Sult and use your SU Card you can get a free bowl of porridge each morning while stocks last! Need an SU Card? Call to the SU Office to get one!

 

Student Pantry Open 4pm Today

Please note that the Student Pantry is open at 4pm today Thurs 30th Nov in the Large Acoustic Room downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. The pantry will have reduced opening due to exams. Follow studentpantrygalway on Instagram for updates.

 

Exam Tips

During the Exam

  • Take time to settle yourself and BREATHE
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • Leave time to review your paper at the end.
  • Set time allocations for each question and move on once the time elapses.

Minding Yourself

  • Take regular breaks during study.
  • Avoid burn out, sleep well, keep active and allow yourself to take time off.
  • Eat healthy option and hydrate
  • Set personal goals.
  • Take each day as it comes – don’t be disheartened if you have a bad exam or study isn’t going well.

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% (except for first years)

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

 

Extended Opening Hours During Exams

  • Students’ Union Shop Mon–Fri 8am–6pm, Sat 2 Dec 10am–3pm + Sat 9 Dec 10am–3pm
  • Smokey’s Café Mon–Thurs 8:30am–6pm and Friday 8:30am – 5pm
  • Síbín Mon-Fri 9am-7pm (from Mon 4th Dec)
  • Cloakroom Mon-Fri 9am-7pm (from Mon 4th Dec)
  • Sult Mon–Fri 8:30am–11:30pm

Extra Study Spaces Available

  • Cairnes Building
  • IT Building
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Áras Moyola
  • Áras Uí Chathail
  • Arts Millennium
  • Engineering Building
  • Arts/Science Building

More info + Opening hours at bottom of page HERE.

 

Learn Sign Language

Our 10 week basic Sign Language courses will be back in 2024. More info and sign up HERE.

 

Study Break Policy in Library

To reduce the instances of desk hogging, the Library has a ‘Study Break Policy’ in place during peak times. There’s an “I’m Taking a Study Break” timesheet that all users must use during these busy weeks to record the time they leave for a break, which can be 5–60 minutes. The time sheets are available on all three floors at both the front and rear entrances/exits of the Library. This policy applies from Monday to Friday.

 

Parkrun Starts this Saturday!

The first University Parkrun will be at 9.30am this Sat 2nd of Dec from the Park & Ride carpark. Parkrun is a fun, free, social, timed 5km run that takes place every Saturday at 9.30am around the county/country/world! They’re still looking for some volunteers to help out with the event email universityofgalway@parkrun.com if you can help out. More info HERE.

 

World AIDS Day Candlelit Concert

Sexual Health West are hosting their annual free Candlelit Concert in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway at 8pm tomorrow Friday 1st December. All are welcome to attend.

 

Shave Your Head in 2024 (for charity!)

We need you to volunteer to have your hair shaved at 2pm on Tuesday 13th of February 2024 at Sult to raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Cancer Care West as part of Raise and Give week. You can volunteer your head or your face – the choice is yours! Set up your fundraising page HERE. There will be a prize for the top fundraiser.

 

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

Tíosmhargadh ar siúl INNIU!

Beidh Margadh Thriftmas Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar siúl 11r.n.-3i.n., Inniu, Déardaoin 30 Samhain in Áras na Mac Léinn. Buail isteach le haghaidh sos staidéir atá tuillte go maith agus b’fhéidir tús a fháil ar do siopadóireacht Nollag nó go díreach le rud deas a dhéanamh duit féin!

  • Beidh siopa Éadaí Dara Láimhe pop-up ag Clann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe sa Chiúb thíos staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • I bhforhalla Áras na Mac Léinn beidh mic léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe againn ag díol priontaí, cártaí, leabhair do pháistí, fáinní cluaise, málaí gualainne, priontaí líonóla, criostail, coinnle, leá céir, seodra, cróiseáil, fáinní, táirgí cniotáilte, irisí liteartha, bróidnéireacht agus go leor eile!
  • I Seomra Cruinnithe 1 + 2 thuas staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn beidh níos mó mac léinn fiontraíocha de chuid Ollscoil na Gaillimhe againn a dhíolann féiríní blasta cosúil le hearraí bácáilte, deochanna, bia Indiach agus níos mó!

Tuilleadh eolais ar an ócáid agus ar ár ndíoltóirí ANSEO.

 

Ticéid do Chrannchur na Nollag ag Díol go Tapa

Tá ticéid crannchuir ar díol ANSEO. Tá 30 duais iontach le buachan, lena n-áirítear 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.

Sin Eagrán 3

Tá an t-eagrán is déanaí de Sin ar fáil anois agus nuacht uile Ollscoil na Gaillimhe agus níos faide i gcéin ann atá ag teastáil uait! Léigh ANSEO é.

Suirbhé ar Dhrugaí agus Alcól

Glac nóiméad, le do thoil, chun ár suirbhé gan ainm ar úsáid substaintí mhic léinn Ollscoil na Gaillimhe a chomhlánú ANSEO. Úsáidfear an t-eolas gan ainm a bhailítear ón suirbhé seo chun feachtas laghdaithe díobhála agus faisnéise faoi dhrugaí a chur in oiriúint do riachtanais na mac léinn in Ollscoil na Gaillimhe.

Oiliúint safeTALK 2024

Is clár ‘foláireamh féinmharaithe‘ 3½ uair an chloig saor in aisce é safeTALK a ullmhaíonn rannpháirtithe, chun daoine a bhféadfadh smaointe féinmharaithe a bheith acu, a aithint agus idirchaidreamh a dhéanamh leo. Foghlaimíonn na rannpháirtithe conas cabhair phraiticiúil a chur ar fáil agus freisin eolas a fháil ar na tacaíochtaí agus na hacmhainní atá ar fáil go háitiúil, go réigiúnach agus go náisiúnta. Beidh an chéad chúrsa Oiliúna SafeTALK saor in aisce eile ar an gcampas ar 9.30r.n. -1i.n. Dé hAoine 2 Feabhra 2024. Más mian leat a bheith i láthair seol ríomhphost chuig joanna.brophy@universityofgalway.ie chun naisc áirithinte.

Lá Domhanda SEIF Amárach

Is é an lá amárach, Dé hAoine, an 1 Nollaig Lá Domhanda SEIF agus táimid ag moladh do gach duine dearg a chaitheamh mar thacaíocht don fheachtas VEID Éire #GLOWRED4WAD. Clibeáil VEID Éireann i do ghrianghraif agus bain úsáid as #GLOWRED4WAD chun do thacaíocht a thaispeáint. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.

 

Bricfeasta Saor in Aisce!

Nuair a cheannaíonn tú deoch the ag Sult agus nuair a úsáideann tú do Chárta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn is féidir leat babhla leite saor in aisce a fháil gach maidin fad a bheidh siad i stoc! An dteastaíonn Cárta Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn uait? Buail isteach chuig Oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn chun ceann a fháil!

 

Pantrach na Mac Léinn ar Oscailt go dtí 4i.n. Inniu

Tabhair faoi deara, beidh Pantraí na Mac Léinn ar oscailt chuig 4i.n. inniu, Déardaoin, an 30 Samhain sa Large Acoustic Room thíos staighre in Áras na Mac Léinn. Beidh uaireanta oscailte laghdaithe ag an bpantrach mar gheall ar scrúduithe. Lean studentpantrygalway ar Instagram le haghaidh nuashonruithe.

 

Leideanna Scrúdaithe

I rith an Scrúdaithe

  • Glac am chun tú féin a réiteach agus tarraing ANÁIL
  • Léigh gach ceist go cúramach.
  • Fág am chun athbhreithniú a dhéanamh ar do pháipéar ag an deireadh.
  • Socraigh leithdháiltí ama do gach ceist agus bog ar aghaidh nuair a bheidh an t-am thart.

Ag Tabhairt Aire Duit Féin

  • Tóg sosanna rialta i rith staidéir.
  • Seachain cloíteacht, codail go maith, coinnigh gníomhach agus lig duit féin am a thógáil saor.
  • Ith rogha shláintiúil agus hiodráitigh
  • Socraigh spriocanna pearsanta.
  • Tóg gach lá de réir mar a thagann sé – ná bíodh lagmhisneach ort má bhíonn drochscrúdú agat nó mura bhfuil staidéar ag dul go maith.

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 agus 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.

 

Uaireanta Oscailte Breisithe le linn Scrúduithe

  • Siopa Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Dé Luain – Aoine 8r.n.n -6i.n., Dé Sathairn, an 2 Nollaig 10r.n. -3i.n. + Satharn, 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. (ón Luan, an 4 Nollaig)
  • Seomra na gCótaí Dé Luain – Aoine 9r.n. -7i.n. (ón Luan, an 4 Nollaig)
  • Sult Dé Luain – Aoine 8:30 r.n.–11:30i.n.

 

Spásanna Staidéir Breise ar Fáil

  • Áras Cairnes
  • Foirgneamh TF
  • Eolaíochtaí Cliniciúla
  • Áras Moyola
  • Áras Uí Chathail
  • Áras Dán na Mílaoise
  • Foirgneamh Innealtóireachta
  • Foirgneamh na nDán / na hEolaíochta

Tuilleadh eolais + Uaireanta oscailte ag bun an leathanaigh ANSEO.

 

Foghlaim Teanga Chomharthaíochta

Beidh ár mbunchúrsaí Teanga Chomharthaíochta 10 seachtaine ar ais in 2024. Tuilleadh eolais agus clárú ANSEO.

 

Polasaí um Shos Staidéir sa Leabharlann

Chun na cásanna a bhaineann le leithleachas deisce a laghdú, tá ‘Beartas Sos Staidéir‘ i bhfeidhm ag an Leabharlann le linn buaic – amanna. Tá bileog ama “I’m Taking a Study Break” ann nach mór do gach úsáideoir a úsáid i rith na seachtainí gnóthacha seo chun an t-am a fhágann siad le haghaidh sosa a thaifeadadh, a d’fhéadfadh é seo a bheith 5 -60 nóiméad. Tá na bileoga ama ar fáil ar na trí urlár ag bealaí isteach/bealaí amach tosaigh agus cúil na Leabharlainne araon. Tá feidhm leis an bpolasaí seo ó Luan go hAoine.

 

Tosaíonn Parkrun an Satharn seo!

Beidh an chéad Parkrun Ollscoile ag 9.30 r.n. an Satharn seo 2ú de Nollaig ó charrchlós na Páirce & na Taistil. Is rith spraíúil saor in aisce, sóisialta, uainithe 5km é Parkrun a bhíonn ar siúl gach Satharn ag 9.30r.n. ar fud an chontae/na tíre/an domhain! Tá siad fós ag lorg roinnt oibrithe deonacha chun cabhrú leis an ócáid ríomhphost universityofgalway@parkrun.com más féidir leat cabhrú amach. Tuilleadh eolais ANSEO.

 

Ceolchoirm Lá Domhanda SEIF Faoi Sholas Coinnle

Tá a gCeolchoirm bhliantúil saor in aisce Faoi Sholas coinnle á reáchtáil ag Sexual Health West I Séipéal Choláisteach San Nioclás, Gaillimh ag 8i.n. amárach, Dé hAoine, an 1 Nollaig. Tá fáilte roimh chách a bheith i láthair.

 

Bearr do Cheann in 2024 (ar son na carthanachta!)

Tá tú ag teastáil uainn le dul sa bhearna bhaoil go mbeidh do chuid gruaige bearrtha ag 2i.n. Dé Máirt, an 13 Feabhra 2024 ag Sult chun airgead a bhailiú d’Ionad Géarchéime um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus do Chúram Ailse an Iarthair mar chuid de sheachtain Raise and Give. Is féidir leat do cheann nó d’aghaidh a chur ar fáil – is leatsa an rogha! Cuir do leathanach tiomsaithe airgid ar bun ANSEO. Beidh duais ann don tiomsaitheoir airgid is fearr.

 

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.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy