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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!

SU Weekly Email 13 – 25th November 2021

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  

 

SHAG Week Events Today + Tomorrow

Thurs 25th Nov | Déardaoin an 25 Samhain 

  • 18:00 Eliminate Violence Against Women Day | An Lá um Dheireadh a Chur le Foréigean in aghaidh na mBan –  Join us for a Candlelit Vigil at the Quadrangle
  • 19:30 Sex Toy Bingo at Sult | Biongó Bréagán Gnéis i Sult – SOLD OUT!  

Fri 26th Nov | Dé hAoine an 26 Samhain

  • 11:00 Asexual Coffee Morning in the Corrib Room in the back of Sult

ALL WEEK | An tseachtain ar fad

  • Free condoms and period packs from SU Office
  • Book your FREE STI Test with the NUIG Student Health Unit on 091 494 337
  • Order your free at home STI Test (if you have no symptoms) HERE  

 

Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Meeting 6pm Mon 29th Nov

Class Reps can attend online on Zoom here Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, Monday 29 November or in person in the O’Flaherty Theatre book your ticket HERE

 

Last Walk and Talk

Our last SU Walk and Talk this year is on at 1pm on Monday 29th November. Join your SU officers and other NUIG students for a walk, a chat and a break from study. Sign up HERE

 

Christmas Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Our last Hoolie of the year is on at 7.30pm this Weds 1st of December. It’s the Christmas Special so there will be all the festive comedy, craic, speed friending, tinsel and treats. Get your free ticket HERE NOW.

 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | Lá Idirnáisiúnta na nDaoine faoi Mhíchumas

To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Fri 3rd of Dec your SU Disability Rights Officer has put together the following FREE events next week:

  • Disability Rights Clinics On Zoom 4pm-6pm Mon 29th Nov + 1pm-3pm Fri 3rd Dec. Zoom Link here.
  • ISL Workshops 11am-12pm Monday-Friday on Zoom. The Irish Sign Language workshop will consist of the alphabet and numbers and basic phrases. Zoom Link here.
  • Disability Experience Workshops 12pm-1pm Monday-Friday on Zoom. The Disability Experience workshop is a place where students can come and share their experience on disability, positive or negative, how it has impacted them and their families. It is open to students who have a disability or those who support someone with a disability. Zoom Link here.
  • Wear Purple on Fri 3rd Dec and tag us @nuigsu with #InternationalDayOfDisability

 

Hygiene Bank Christmas Appeal Thurs 2nd Dec

Please donate Hygiene Products at our NUIG Drop Off points on Thursday 2nd December or sponsor a reusable tote bag filled with essential hygiene products for €15 HERE. We are looking for new, unused, in-date personal care and household cleaning essentials – including deodorant, shower gel, shampoo, make-up, nappies, toilet roll, laundry detergent and surface cleaner. If you use a particular item, chances are someone else needs it too. Your donations will go to The Hygiene Bank’s community partners in Galway who include COPE Galway, Galway Simon Community, Galway Traveller Movement and Saint Vincent de Paul.

 

Free Morning Stress Buster Workouts

We are teaming up with Wilder Wellbeing again to bring you free live stress buster workouts at 7.30am on Tues 30th Nov, Thurs 2nd Dec, Tues 7th Dec and Thurs 9th Dec. The workouts will be live on their Instagram page HERE.

 

SU Christmas Raffle

Our SU Charity Christmas Raffle launches this Wednesday 1st of December and we have 30 amazing prizes for you to win that have been donated by lovely Galway businesses! Prizes include: A Google Smart Hub, gym membership, pizza vouchers, NUIG Hoodies, cinema vouchers, book vouchers and lots more! All proceeds from the raffle will go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre and BeLonG To Youth Services. Tickets will be on sale via our iDonate page.

 

Free Strength + Conditioning & Pilates Classes

If you would like to join our 5.30pm Mon 29th Nov/Mon 6th Dec Strength and Conditioning zoom workouts or our 5.30pm Weds 1st/Weds 8th Dec Pilates zoom workouts please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for links.

 

Student Services Exam Supports

Workshops, helplines and online resources are just some of the many options Student Services have developed. You can find more info HERE  – check back in to this information point regularly for updates (you can access this off campus but will need to be logged into your campus account ). Includes information on how to see  timetables without travelling to campus!

 

Need a present?

Our Big Yellow Thing Socks are just €9 and all proceeds go to the SU Charities Galway Rape Crisis Centre and BeLonG To Youth Services. Shop online HERE or pick up a pair in the SU Office or SU Shop if you’re on campus!

 

SU November Events

 

Ethnic Minorities Drop In Clinic

Your SU Ethnic Minorities Officer Anne Marie Ward will be hosting a weekly Drop In Clinic 10:00-11:00 every Friday on Zoom. Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 955 6311 6088 Passcode: 482207). For more info email su.ethnicminorities@nuigalway.ie

 

Financial Aid Fund Update

Applications are now also open for the Hear/Access Fund for HEAR students, Access School Leavers + Access Mature students only. The Means Tested Fund + Hardship/Emergency Fund are still open. More info + applications HERE.

 

Extended Library Weekend Opening Hours

The Library will be open 08:30-21:30 Saturdays and 10:00-21:30 Sundays for the next three weekends: 27th/28th Nov, 4th/5th Dec and 11th/12th Dec. They are open 08:30-22:00 Monday-Friday.

 

Career Development Centre Events

 

Sin Issue 5

Catch up on all the NUI Galway news you need to know with issue 5 of Sin newspaper HERE.

 

Values, Smartphones, and Privacy – Oh My!

Participants are still needed for a short, 10-minute survey on values and privacy preferences. If you haven’t already, please consider completing the survey and help out a fellow NUIG student with her research!  The survey will close midnight on Tuesday 30th November. For info contact s.carter6@nuigalway.ie

 

Energy Competition Info Night This Tuesday

The Battle of the Buildings competition info night is on 6pm Tues 30th Nov on Zoom. In the competition you will look for “energy vampires”, learn about new technologies, meet new like-minded people and make a change! This is a really exciting, student-led campaign to see what we can achieve as a community! No matter your area of interest, please come by if you want to help shift this Campus towards a more sustainable future! Zoom link HERE. Meeting ID: 962 1466 4496. You can also fill out this  google form to collect a few talking points for a walking debate.

 

Traveller Education Officer

The NUIG Traveller Education Officer Owen Ward offers support and guidance to Traveller students as they progress into higher education and throughout their time at university. He is located in the Access Centre and is available to Traveller students from Monday to Friday during the academic year. This is a confidential service. To make an appointment with the Traveller Education Officer contact owenpatrick.ward@nuigalway.ie

 

Study Space + PC Suites Update

  • Cairnes Building – 55 Spaces, open plan first floor. Walk-in. Open Monday – Friday 10:00-16:00
  • Library –  1360 Spaces. Walk-in. Open Monday-Friday 08:30 – 22:00pm; Saturday 08:30 – 21:30; Sunday 10:00 – 21:30
  • Reading Room – 152 Spaces. Walk In. Open Monday – Friday 09:00 -19:00
  • Bailey Allen Hall – 96 seats. Book your space in the Bailey Allen Hall HERE.  Monday – Friday 09:00 – 18:00. PLEASE NOTE: Bailey Allen Hall spaces close Tues 30th Nov so they can be used for exams.

Managed PC suites – Open Access. No booking required.

  • PC Suite IT 106, IT Building, Room 106. 67 Seats. Monday to Thursday inclusive, 18:00 to 21:00
  • PC Suite Cairnes, Cairnes Building, 1st Floor. 38 Seats. Monday to Thursday inclusive, 18:00 to 21:00
  • PC Suite Arts Science 105, Arts/Science Building, Ground Floor, Room 105 (ISS). 45 Seats. Thursdays, 10:00 to 18:00

 

Exam and Assignment Free Support Workshops

These free workshops run until tomorrow Friday 26th of November and will help to get you exam ready. Sign up HERE.

 

Sign Up For Project UniCoV

We’re on an upward trajectory of Covid19 cases and there’s a lot of infection in our communities. High transmission rates can lead to dangerous knock-on effects. Sign up now for Project UniCoV and get a free self-testing pack. Play your part to help isolate cases and stop the spread now. Sign up HERE.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

 

Imeachtaí le linn Seachtain Buailte Leathair Inniu + Amárach

Thurs 25th Nov | Déardaoin an 25 Samhain

  • 18:00 Eliminate Violence Against Women Day | An Lá chun Deireadh a Chur le Foréigean in aghaidh na mBan – Bí linn i gcomhair Bigile faoi Sholas Coinnle sa Chearnóg
  • 19:30 Sex Toy Bingo at Sult | Biongó Bréagán Gnéis i SultDÍOLTA AMACH!

Fri 26th Nov | Dé hAoine an 26 Samhain

  • 11:00 Maidin chaife do Dhaoine Éighnéasacha i Seomra na Coiribe i gcúl Sult.

ALL WEEK | An tseachtain ar fad

  • Coiscíní agus pacáistí fola míosta saor in aisce ó oifig Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn
  • Cuir do Thástáil STI (Ionfhabhtú Gnéas-Tarchurtha) SAOR IN AISCE in áirithe le hAonad Sláinte na Mac Léinn de chuid OÉ Gaillimh ag 091 494 337
  • Cuir ordú isteach le haghaidh tástáil STI sa bhaile saor in aisce (muna bhfuil aon chomharthaí galair ort) ANSEO

 

Cruinniú de chuid Chomhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ag 6 i.n. Dé Luain, an 29 Samhain

Is féidir le hIonadaithe Ranga freastal ar líne a dhéanamh trí Zoom anseo Cruinniú de chuid Chomhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, Dé Luain an 29 Samhain nó freastal air go fisiciúil in Amharclann Uí Fhlatharta trí do thicéad a chur in áirithe anseo ANSEO

 

An babhta deireanach de “Chaint agus Siúlóid”

Beidh an babhta deireanach de “Chaint agus Siúlóid” don bhliain seo ar siúl ag 1 i.n. an Luan 29 Samhain. Bí ann in éineacht le hoifigigh an Chomhaltais agus mic léinn eile ó OÉ Gaillimh SU i gcomhair siúlóide, dreas cainte agus ar mhaithe le sos a fháil ón staidéar. Cláraigh ANSEO

 

Ticéid do Chóisir Hump Day na Nollag

Beidh Hoolie deireanach na bliana seo ar siúl ag 7:30 i.n. Dé Céadaoin 1 Mí na Nollag. Ceann speisialta don Nollag a bheidh ann agus é ag cur thar maoil le greann na Nollag, craic, fíbíní, déanta cairdis, tinsil agus rudaí deasa. Faigh do thicéad saor in aisce ANSEO ANOIS.

 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | Lá Idirnáisiúnta na nDaoine faoi Mhíchumas

In ómós do Lá Idirnáisiúnta na nDaoine faoi Mhíchumas a tharlaíonn Dé hAoine an 3 Mí na Nollag i mbliana, tá na himeachtaí seo a leanas eagraithe don tseachtain seo chugainn ag bhur n-Oifigeach um Chearta Daoine faoi Mhíchumas agus iad go léir saor in aisce:

  • Clinicí faoi Chearta Daoine faoi Mhíchumas Ar Zoom 4i.n.-6i.n. an Luan 29 Samhain + 1i.n.-3i.n. Dé Aoine 3 Mí na Nollag. Nasc Zoom anseo.
  • Ceardlanna ISL n.-12i.n. Luan go hAoine ar Zoom. Is iad an aibítir, uimhreacha, agus frásaí bunúsacha a bheidh faoi chaibidil ag an ceardlann ar Theanga Chomharthaíochta na hÉireann. Nasc Zoom anseo.
  • Ceardlanna ar Thaithí Daoine faoi Mhíchumas n.-1i.n. Luan go hAoine ar Zoom. Is ócáid í an Cheardlann ar Thaithí Daoine faoi Mhíchumas ina bhféadfadh mic léinn teacht le chéile agus a dtaithí ar mhíchumas a roinnt, idir mhaith agus olc, chomh maith le labhairt faoi conas a théann sé i bhfeidhm orthu féin agus ar a gcuid teaghlach. Tá fáilte roimh mhic léinn faoi mhíchumas nó daoine a thugann tacaíocht do dhuine faoi mhíchumas. Nasc Zoom anseo.
  • Caith an dath Corcra Dé hAoine 3 Mí na Nollag agus déan clibeáil orainn @nuigsu le #InternationalDayOfDisability

 

Achainí um Nollag ar Tháirgí do Shláinteachas Pearsanta, Déardaoin an 2 Mí na Nollag

Fág Táirgí do Shláinteachas Pearsanta ag na Pointí Bailithe OÉ Gaillimh s’againne ar an Déardaoin an 2ú Mí na Nollag nó déan urraíocht ar mhála gualainne in-athúsáidte líonta le táirgí do shláinteachas pearsanta a chosnaíonn €15 ANSEO. Táimid ag lorg táirgí nua a bhaineann le cúram pearsanta agus glanadh an tí ar an gcoinníoll nár úsáideach riamh iad agus nach bhfuil siad imithe thar an dáta deiridh díolta – lena n-áirítear díbholaíoch, glóthach chithfholctha, seampú, smideadh, clúidíní, rolla páipéar leithris, glantach níocháin agus ábhar glantacháin. Má tá gá agat le hearra ar leith, seans maith go mbeidh gá ag duine eile leis freisin. Rachaidh do thabhartais chuig comhpháirtithe pobail de chuid Bhanc um Sláinteachas sa Ghaillimh lena n-áirítear COPE na Gaillimhe, Clann Shíomóin na Gaillimhe, Gluaiseacht Lucht Siúil na Gaillimhe agus Naomh Uinseann de Pól.

 

Babhtaí Traenála Saor in Aisce chun an Ruaig a chur ar an Strus

Táimid ag dul i bpáirt le Wilder Wellbeing arís chun babhtaí traenála saor in aisce a chur ar fáil chun an ruaig a chur ar an strus agus iad ar siúl ag 7.30r.n. Dé Máirt an 30 Samhain, Déardaoin an 2 Mí na Nollag, Dé Máirt an 7 Mí na Nollag agus Déardaoin an 9 Mí na Nollag. Beidh na babhtaí traenála beo ar a leathanach Instagram ANSEO.

 

Crannchur Nollag an Chomhaltais

Seolfar Crannchur Nollag an Chomhaltais s’againne an Chéadaoin bheag seo an 1 Mí na Nollag agus tá 30 duais iontach againn gur féidir leat a bhuachan a bhuí le flaithiúlacht ghnólachtaí na Gaillimhe! I measc na nduaiseanna tá: Mol Cliste Google, ballraíocht ionaid aclaíochta, dearbháin le haghaidh píotsa, Húdaithe OÉ Gaillimh, dearbháin phictiúrlainne, dearbháin leabhar agus go leor eile! Rachaidh an t-airgead go léir ón gcrannchur chuig carthanachtaí an Chomhaltais: an tIonad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus Seirbhísí Óige BeLonG To. Beidh ticéid ar díol trínár leathanach iDonate.

 

Ranganna Nirt + Aclaithe & Pilates Saor in Aisce

Má tá fonn ort páirt a ghlacadh sna babhtaí traenála Nirt agus Aclaithe ar Zoom ar siúl 5.30i.n. Dé Luain an 29 Samhain/Dé Luain an 6 Mí na Nollag nó na babhtaí traenála Pilates ar Zoom ar siúl 5.30i.n. Dé Céadaoin an 1/ 8 Mí na Nollag, seol ríomhphost le do thoil chuig studentsunion@nuigalway.ie le haghaidh nasc.

 

 

 

Seirbhísí Tacaíochta Scrúduithe do Mhac Léinn

Ceardlanna, línte cabhracha agus acmhainní ar líne: níl iontu siúd ach roinnt de na deiseanna atá forbartha ag Seirbhísí Tacaíochta na Mac Léinn. Is féidir leat tuilleadh eolais a fháil ANSEO  – déan seiceáil ar an bpointe eolais seo go minic le haghaidh an eolais is déanaí (is féidir teacht air seo agus tú lasmuigh den champas ach caithfidh tú logáil isteach id’ chuntas campais). I measc na rudaí atá ar fáil ann tá eolas ar conas cláir ama a fheiscint agus gan aon ghá teacht chuig an gcampas chun é sin a dhéanamh mar sin!

 

Bronntanas de dhíth ort?

Ní chosnaíonn ár Stocaí “Rud Mór Buí” ach €9 agus téann an t-airgead go léir chuig carthanachtaí an Chomhaltais leithéidí an tIonad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe agus Seirbhísí Óige BeLonG To. Déan siopadóireacht ar líne ANSEO nó ceannaigh péire in Oifig an Chomhaltais nó i Siopa an Chomhaltais más ar campas atá tú!

 

Imeachtaí an Chomhaltais le linn na Samhna

 

Clinic Buail Isteach um Mionlaigh Eitneacha

Beidh Clinic um Mionlaigh Eitneacha á chur i láthair go seachtainiúil ag Anne Marie, Oifigeach um Mionlaigh Eitneacha an Chomhaltais, ag 10r.n.-11r.n. gach Aoine ar Zoom Nasc Zoom (Uimhir aitheantais an Chruinnithe: 955 6311 6088 Paschód: 482207). Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais seol r-phost chuig su.ethnicminorities@nuigalway.ie

 

Uasdátú maidir le Ciste Cabhrach Airgeadais

Táthar ag glacadh le hiarratais anois ar an gCiste Bealach Rochtana ar Ardoideachas do mhic léinn HEAR, Lucht Fágála Scoile de chuid Access + Mac léinn Lánfhásta de chuid Access amháin áfach. Tá an Ciste de Réir Tástála Acmhainne + Ciste Cruatain /Éigeandála fós ar oscailt. Tuilleadh eolais + iarratais ANSEO.

 

Síneadh Curtha le hUaireanta Oscailte Dheireadh Seachtaine na Leabharlainne

Beidh an Leabharlann ar oscailt 08:30-21:30 ar an Satharn agus 10:00-21:30 ar an Domhnach le linn an trí deireadh seachtaine atá romhainn: an 27/28 Mí na Samhna, an 4/5 Mí na Nollag agus an 11/12 Mí na Nollag. Tá siad oscailte 08:30-22:00 Luan go hAoine.

 

Imeachtaí san Ionad Forbartha Gairmeacha

 

Sin Eagrán 5

Faigh fios fátha an scéil maidir le cad atá ar siúl in ÓE Gaillimh le heagrán 5 den nuachtán Sin ANSEO.

 

Luachanna, Fóin Chliste, agus Príobháideachas – Ó, a thiarcais!

Tá rannpháirtithe de dhíth le haghaidh suirbhé gearr 10 nóiméad ar fhad faoi luachanna agus cad is fearr le daoine ó thaobh príobháideachais de. Muna bhfuil sé déanta agat cheana féin, líon isteach an suirbhé le do thoil agus ar an gcaoi sin cabhróidh tú le duine do do leithéidse, mac léinn de chuid OÉ Gaillimh chun a cuid taighde a chríochnú!  Dúnfaidh an suirbhé ag meanoíche Dé Máirt, an 30 Samhain. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais, téigh i dteagmháil le s.carter6@nuigalway.ie

 

Oíche Eolais maidir le Comórtas Fuinnimh

Tá oíche eolais maidir le comórtas Chath na bhFoirgneamh ar siúl ag 6i.n. Dé Máirt, an 30 Samhain ar Zoom. Sa chomórtas beidh tú sa tóir ar “vaimpírí fuinnimh”, foghlaimeoidh tú faoi theicneolaíochtaí nua, buailfidh tú le daoine nua a bhfuil an dearcadh céanna acu agus atá agat féin agus déanfaidh tú athrú chun feabhais! Is feachtas spleodrach é seo atá faoi stiúir mac léinn le fáil amach cad is féidir linn a bhaint amach mar phobal! Is cuma cén réimse spéise atá agat, bí linn má tá fonn ort cabhrú chun an Campas seo a chur i dtreo todhchaí níos inbhuanaithe! Nasc Zoom ANSEO Uimhir aitheantais an Chruinnithe: 962 1466 4496. Féadann tú an fhorim Google seo a líonadh isteach freisin chun cúpla ábhar cainte a bhailiú le haghaidh díospóireacht de shiúl na gcos.

 

Oifigeach Oideachais don Lucht Siúil

Cuireann Owen Ward, an tOifigeach Oideachais don Lucht Siúil de chuid OÉ Gaillimh, tacaíocht agus treoir ar fáil do mhac léinn ón Lucht Siúil agus iad ag dul ar aghaidh chuig an ardoideachas agus le linn dóibh bheith ar an ollscoil. Tá sé lonnaithe san Ionad Rochtana agus tá sé ar fáil do mhic léinn ón Lucht Siúil ó Luan go hAoine i rith na bliana acadúla. Seirbhís rúnda is ea í seo. Chun coinne a dhéanamh leis an Oifigeach Oideachais don Lucht Siúil, téigh i dteagmháil le owenpatrick.ward@nuigalway.ie

 

Spás le haghaidh staidéir + Uasdátú maidir le Svuíteanna Ríomhairí

  • Foirgneamh Cairnes – 55 Spás, plean oscailte ar an gcéad urlár. Buail isteach. Oscailte Luan – hAoine 10:00-16:00
  • Leabharlann – 1360 Spás. Buail isteach. Oscailte Luan go hAoine 08:30 – 22:00pm; Dé Sathairn 08:30 – 21:30; Dé Domhnaigh 10:00 – 21:30
  • Seomra Léitheoireachta – 152 Spás. Buail isteach. Oscailte Luan go hAoine 09:00 -19:00
  • Halla Bailey Allen – 96 suíochán. Cuir d’áit in áirithe sa Halla Bailey Allen Luan go hAoine 09:00 – 18:00. Tabhair faoi Deara: Beidh na spásanna sa Halla Bailey Allen dúnta ón Máirt, 30 Mí na Samhna ar aghaidh le go bhféadfaí iad a úsáid i gcomhair scrúduithe.

Svuíteanna Ríomhairí Bainistithe – Rochtain Oscailte. Ní gá iad a chur in áirithe.

  • Svuít Ríomhairí IT 106, IT Foirgneamh na Teicneolaíochta Faisnéise (IT), Seomra 106. 67 Suíochán. Luan go Déardaoin san áireamh, 18:00 go 21:00
  • Svuít Ríomhairí Cairnes, Foirgneamh Cairnes, An Chéad Urlár. 38 Suíochán. Luan go Déardaoin san áireamh, 18:00 go 21:00
  • Svuít Ríomhairí na nEalaíona / hEolaíochta 105, Foirgneamh na nEalaíona/na hEolaíochta, Urlár na Talún, Seomra 105 (ISS). 45 Suíochán. Gach Déardaoin, 10:00 to 18:00

Ceardlanna Tacaíochta Maidir le Scrúduithe agus Tascanna Ranga ar Fáil Saor in Aisce

Beidh na ceardlanna saor in aisce seo ar siúl go dtí Dé hAoine, an 26 Samhain agus cabhróidh siad leat bheith réidh do do scrúduithe. Cláraigh ANSEO.

 

Cláraigh le haghaidh Tionscadal UniCoV

Táimid ar threocht in airde ó thaobh cásanna Covid19 de agus tá go leor ionfhabhtuithe inár bpobail. D’fhéadfadh éifeachtaí iarmhartacha contúirteacha a bheith mar thoradh ar rátaí scaipthe arda. Cláraigh anois le haghaidh Tionscadal UniCoV agus gheobhaidh tú pacáiste féintástála saor in aisce. Déan do chion maidir le cásanna a leithlisiú le go bhféadfaí cosc a chur ar an scaipeadh anois. Cláraigh ANSEO.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

Is féidir dul i dteagmháil le Comhaltas na Mac Léinn trí ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig studentsunion@nuigalway.ie le haon cheist nó moladh atá agat. D’fhéadfá “Is maith liom” a thabhairt dúinn nó sinn a leanúint ar Facebook Instagram Tik Tok, Snapchat (@nuigsu) agus Twitter.

 

Antrim Native Takes Up Role as Students’ Union President

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Antrim Native Takes Up Role as Students’ Union President

Róisín Nic Lochlainn has taken up the role of President of NUI Galway Students’ Union which is the representative group of over 19,000 students. Róisín, a law, sociology and politics student from Antrim, was elected by her peers earlier this year and has now taken the reins in the Students’ Union. She previously held the role of Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer with the SU last year.

Róisín follows in the footsteps of President Michael D Higgins who was the NUI Galway Students’ Union President back in 1964. She will be working closely with the other SU Officers including the Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer Cora Clarke from Ardrahan in County Galway and the Vice President/Education Officer Clodagh McGivern from Tipperary.

Students’ Union President Róisín Nic Lochlainn said: “I am delighted to take up this prestigious role representing the students of NUI Galway. It will be another challenging year as we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 Crisis but myself and the other SU Officers will be working hard this year for our students. NUI Galway students will need extra support in these testing circumstances to ensure that they have the best possible student experience. We are here for our students and are ready to defend their rights.”

PICTURED (Left to Right): Cora Clarke (NUIG Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer), Róisín Nic Lochlainn (NUIG Students’ Union President) and Clodagh McGivern (NUIG Students’ Union Vice-President/Education Officer) (Photo by Oisín Bradley)

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Bean ó Aontroim Tar Éis Dul i mBun Oifige mar Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

Tá Róisín Nic Lochlainn tar éis dul i mbun oifige mar Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, an grúpa ionadaíoch do bhreis agus 19,000 mac léinn. Mac léinn dlí, socheolaíochta agus polaitíochta as Aontroim í Róisín. Toghadh a comh-mhic léinn ní ba luaithe sa bhliain í agus tá sí anois tar éis teacht i gceannas ar an gComhaltas. Bhí sí mar Leas-Uachtarán/An tOifigeach Leasa agus Comhionannais anuraidh.

Tá Róisín ag déanamh mar a rinne an tUachtarán Mícheál D. Ó hUigínn roimpi, a bhí ina uachtarán ar Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh siar in 1964. Beidh sí ag obair as lámha a chéile le hOifigigh eile an Chomhaltais, lena n-áirítear Leas-Uachtarán/An tOifigeach Leasa agus Comhionannais, Cora Clarke, as Ard Raithin i gContae na Gaillimhe, agus Leas-Uachtarán/An tOifigeach Oideachais, Clódagh McGivern, as Tiobraid Árann.

Bhí an méid seo le rá ag Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, Róisín Nic Lochlainn: “Tá an-áthas orm glacadh leis an ról iontach tábhachtach seo ag déanamh ionadaíochta do mhic léinn OÉ Gaillimh. Tá bliain dhúshlánach eile i ndán dúinn toisc nach bhfuil muid réidh fós le Géarchéim Covid-19, ach is féidir talamh slán a dhéanamh de go mbeidh mé féin agus na hOifigigh eile ag obair go dian ar son na mac léinn go léir. Beidh tacaíocht bhreise ag teastáil ó mhic léinn OÉ Gaillimh ag an am crua seo lena chinntiú go mbeidh siad in ann leas is fearr is féidir a bhaint as saol an mhic léinn. Is ar mhaithe leis na mic léinn atá muid agus tá muid faoi réir lena gcearta a chosaint.

SA GHRIANGHRAF (Ó Chlé go Deas): Cora Clarke (Leas-Uachtarán/an tOifigeach Leasa agus Comhionannais), Róisín Nic Lochlainn (Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn) agus Clódagh McGivern (Leas-Uachtarán/an tOifigeach Oideachais) (Grianghraf le hOisín Bradley)

 

SU Weekly Email 31 – 13th May 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Exam Tips

Well done to everyone on getting through a really tough semester. We all wish you lots of luck in the exams and remember we are here if you need us. Here’s our exam tips.

Before the Exam

  • Develop a study strategy. There are plenty of sample planners online
  • If you need help with a topic – reach out to your classmates or your lecturer.
  • Know when your exams are – check out your personalised timetable on the NUI Galway exams website HERE
  • Know what type of exam you will be sitting – open book, MCQ, 2 hour written paper etc. if you are unsure – ASK.
  • If you’re doing your exam at home – let those around you know.
  • Keep a designated study/exam space.

During the Exam

  • Keep your phone and other devices out of reach, even if you are using them as a hotspot.
  • If it is an open book exam – keep your notes beside you.
  • Take time to settle yourself and BREATHE
  • Read all questions carefully.
  • If you’re unsure of what you’re being asked – contact your lecturer.
  • Leave time to submit your exam – you have 30 minutes to do so.
  • Take pictures of EVERYTHING you submit – including Turn-It-In.

Minding Yourself

  • Eat well
  • Keep Active
  • Get fresh air
  • Keep in touch with friends
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Get enough sleep & rest
  • Take time away from screens
  • Set personal goals

Learn about Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism HERE

Details of NUIG Exam Supports are available HERE

 

SU Click and Collect – Book Your Spot

We are open for Click & Collect! Book your slot HERE to call to the SU office for the following services:

  • Student Leapcard Collection – please order your card online first and bring your order number with you – order HERE
  • Return Locker Keys
  • Collect Books from SU Second hand Book Shop
  • Collect Class Rep Hoodie if you are a registered class rep
  • Get SU Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks

 

Choose our new logo!

We are getting a shiny new SU Logo but need your help to pick which option we go with. Make your choice HERE.

 

2 Workouts Left! 

Our last two free live full body workouts of the year take place at 5.30pm Mon 17th and Weds 19th May. Join us and Lucia for a nice sweaty study break! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for link.

 

Exam Supports

Student services have put together a great list of exam supports including:

  • How to Defer an Exam
  • What to do if your internet goes during an exam
  • How to get an emergency laptop
  • Student Advisor Contact Details
  • + lots more HERE 

 

Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops

These free workshops are run by Student Counselling & Wellbeing and will run throughout the exams. There’s no need to register – just click on the link to join and mind yourself. More info and links HERE

 

Exam Stress Helpline

The Exam Stress Helpline runs 9am-6.30pm Mon-Fri from Tues 18th May to Fri 4th June

  • Phone 091 497 999
  • Email examstress@nuigalway.ie
  • International calls/texts: + 353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls by appointment

 

Sexual Health Survey

What sexual health services do you need? Have you wanted sexual health support but could not access it? Have your say in this short online survey from Sexual Health West HERE

 

SUSI Survey

A review of the Student Grant Scheme is being carried out by the Department of Higher Education. As part of this, a survey has been developed to get students’ views on SUSI. We urge students to take the survey & have your say in this review. Take the survey HERE

 

Do you have thoughts on the cost of Motor Insurance in Ireland?

The purpose of this survey is to collect data on the views of young people aged 17 – 25 years living in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on their views and experiences of obtaining motor insurance. The data generated from this survey will be used to inform our policy and advocacy work on this issue. Take the survey HERE

 

Win one of three €50 gift cards or 3 SONA points for NUIG psych students

It’s been a year of online surveys, but here is one last one to do while taking a break from your exams. Any help is very appreciated. It’s on world perspectives and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete. It can be done on a mobile, tablet, or computer. If you participate, you can go into a draw to win one of three €50 gift cards or 3 SONA points if you are in psychology at NUIG. Thank you!

 

Mindful Way Meditation

Free online meditation sessions continue with NUIG Mindful Way 8.15am-8.45am Tuesdays & Fridays. More info and link HERE

 

Applications are open for the 2021 SELECTED Programme

This is the Galway International Arts Festival’s professional development programme for NUIG students. The all-digital SELECTED programme is on 14-23 July. Deadline for applications Monday 17th May. More info HERE

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

What is a Money Mule?

A money mule is a person recruited by criminals to help in transferring stolen or fraudulently obtained money from bank accounts. Money muling equals money laundering. You might be offered a job that involves receiving money into your bank account and transferring it into another account letting you keep some of the cash for yourself. Doing so would make you a Money Mule. 30 people have been arrested and €1.5 million has been stolen so far. More arrests are expected. Gardaí are particularly appealing to students to be vigilant and never ever allow your bank account to be used in this way. A conviction of this type carries a potential prison sentence of 14 years. Check www.fraudsmart.ie for more info.

 

Submissions Open for Love Your Coast Photography Competition 

€5,000 in prizes to be won! Closing date for entries 9am Monday 30th August. Entry form and more info HERE

 

Free 15 minute Dancer’s Fitness Classes

9.30am every Monday to Thursday in May with Galway’s Siar Dance. Improve flexibility, strength and mobility. Email siardance@gmail.com to join

 

Tech Talks at Rent the Runway Return 4pm Today

Inside Engineering seminar to examine engineering solutions to build incredible, scalable technology in Galway. Join this talk at 4pm today HERE.

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are back on sale from the SU Website HERE and also from the SU Shop in the Library basement. They make a really handy present that you can put in the post! All proceeds from sock sales go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

More info HERE

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

Our office is currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

SU Weekly Email 30 – 6th May 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Wind Down Week 2 – Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe

TODAY Thurs 6th May

  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 6.30pm Skin Chat with Dr Laura Lenihan. Get your skin queries answered and there will be lots of skincare goody bags too! Limited spaces. Register HERE

Fri 7th May

  • 8:15am-8:45am Mindfulness Shared Practice. Info and link HERE
  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 3pm Doodle Break with MJ. Learn how to draw the fountain in Eyre Square. Watch on Instagram/YouTube.
  • 7pm Table Quiz. Great prizes! Get free tickets HERE

Sat 8th May

  • Darkness Into Light. Sign up HERE

 

Election and Referenda Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in our Part Time Officer Elections and our 2 Referenda last week. All the results are available HERE. Well done to all the candidates and their teams. Your new SU Officers will take up their positions on the 1st of July.

 

Review of SUSI Grant System

Student input is vital for this review! Please complete the survey HERE

 

Sin Issue 12

The final issue of Sin newspaper this year is out now! Get all the news about what’s going on at NUIG HERE

 

Academic Integrity

Here’s our tips on Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism to get you ready for exam season. Read them HERE.

 

FREE Live Workouts

Our free live workouts with Lucia are on at 5.30pm every Monday & Wednesday until 19th of May. All fitness levels welcome. To join email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are back on sale from the SU Website HERE and also from the SU Shop in the Library basement. They make a really handy present that you can put in the post! All proceeds from sock sales go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

Extra Study Space + Sitting Exams On Campus

There’s now 49 extra study spaces available to book in the Cairnes Building. You can also book study space in the Reading Room, the Library and the Bailey Allen Hall. Book your space HERE.

If you want to sit your exams on Campus you need to apply before TOMORROW Friday 7th May HERE

The Semester 2 exam session runs from Tues 18th May to Fri 4thJune 2021. Exam Timetables and more information is available here.

Repeat exams will take place Mon 9th – Thurs 19th August. Our Mid-Semester Survival Guide has some handy tips HERE.

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

More info HERE

 

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally is an excellent tool which NUIG students have at their disposal. It allows learning material to be converted to alternative file formats that best suit your needs. This can include converting your PowerPoint to an audio file, or converting notes into a simple HTML file for studying on your phone. Just click on the Blackboard Ally ‘A’ symbol next to any file and choose the format that works best for you. More info HERE

 

SUSI Grant Applications Open

SUSI applications are OPEN for new applicants and renewals. The priority closing date for new applications is the 8th of July. Remember if you already get the grant you still need to reapply each year. Visit http://susi.ie for info.

 

Open Scholarship Week 10th-14th May

NUIG in partnership with the Open Scholarship Community Galway will host the third ‘Open Scholarship Week’ (OSW2021) with the aim of showcasing the importance of research and education that is accessible to everyone. The event will take place online from 10–14 May 2021. It will be a week of exciting keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and the Open Scholarship Prize Competition. Registration is open HERE

 

Online Exam Tips from EDTL

The EDTL project interns have created advice for students by students in approaching their assessments online this year. The infographic contains advice around preparing for disruption, keeping organised and looking after yourself are key for success in online exams. Best of luck to all students in their semester 2 assessments! More info HERE

 

What’s life been like for LGBTI+ young people during COVID-19?

Take the BeLonGTo ‘LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown’ survey & share your experiences. Complete the survey HERE to be in with a chance to win an €80 One4All voucher! The survey closes this Monday 10th May.

 

The Big Rugby Run Sat 22nd of May

The event is fundraising for the Tackle Your Feelings programme to help build an environment that encourages + supports positive mental well-being. Info + Sign Up HERE

 

Exam Stress Helpline

The Exam Stress Helpline will run from Tues 18th May to Fri 4th June (Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm). You can speak to a member of the support team:

  • By phoning 091 497 999
  • Emailing examstress@nuigalway.ie
  • International calls/text +353 89 462 3763
  • Video Calls also available by appointment

 

Glassary – A Sustainably Initiative for NUI Galway Students

Are you an NUIG student who wants to live more sustainably?  Then donate your leftover household items this May through Glassary – a circular economy initiative aimed at reducing household waste! Donation boxes will be set-up at all accommodations in the coming weeks to collect stationary, cooking utensils, bedding – you name it! Contact Dara at d.kerins4@nuigalway.ie or see here for more details!

 

Need Help?

Help is available from:

 

SU Disability Rights Clinic 12pm every Monday

Join our Disability Rights Officer Trish for a clinic every Monday at 1pm for any queries you may have. Join Zoom Meeting

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

Our office is currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

SU Weekly Email 28 – 22nd April 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

VOTE TODAY 9am-9pm

Voting takes place online 9am-9pm today to elect your SU President, Vice-President/Education Officer and Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer for 2021/22.

You will also be asked to vote yes or no in the Student Levy Referendum. Your vote is your voice so please use it.

Information about the Student Levy referendum is available HERE

Information about all your Election candidates is available HERE

PLEASE VOTE HERE.

 

Notice of Referendum 29th April

On Thursday 29th April you will be asked to vote in two referenda to amend the SU Constitution. Both constitutional amendments were proposed by SU Council on 31 March 2021.

  1. The first amendment, if passed will result in the creation of a part-time Environmental and Sustainability Officer.
  2. The second amendment, if passed, will result in the Chairperson of SU Council being replaced with an external independent Chairperson.

Voting will be via our online Election portal and will take place alongside voting in our Part Time Officer Elections. More info HERE

Queries? Please contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie

 

#NUIGSU21 Part Time Officer Elections

Nominations are now closed for SU Part Time Officer positions for 2021/22. Voting will take place HERE 9am-9pm next Thursday 29th April together with voting in the Referendum on SU Officer Positions.

 

Sin Newspaper Election Special

Get all the information about your SU Election candidates and the Student Levy Referendum in Sin newspaper HERE

 

The NUIG Chase is on Tomorrow!

We have teamed up with NUIG Law Society, FLAC Society and ELSA Society to put on an NUIG version of The Chase in aid of the SU Charities 6pm-8pm on Fri 23rd April. Our Quizmaster will be Paula Healy from Flirt FM and we have some great chasers lined up:

  • Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh (NUI Galway President)
  • Larry Donnelly (NUI Galway Law Lecturer and Director of Clinical Legal Education and political columnist)
  • Michael Coyne (NUI Galway Law IT Administrator)
  • Dr Brian Tobin (NUI Galway Law Lecturer)

Get tickets HERE

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Come along to our Hump Day Hoolie at 7.30pm every Wednesday for speed friending, games and prizes! Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Meeting

The 6th Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn meeting of the year will take place at 6pm this Mon 26th of April on zoom. All Class Reps should attend. More info from su.council@nuigalway.ie

 

New SUSI Applications Open Today

New applications for SUSI Grands for the 2021/22 academic year will open today Thursday 22nd of April. The priority closing date for new applications is the 8th of July 2021. Renewal applications are already open. You need to apply to renew your grant every year. More Info

 

Extra Study Space + Sitting Exams On Campus

You can now book study space in the Reading Room in addition to the spaces available in the Library and the Bailey Allen Hall. Book your space HERE.

If you want to sit your exams on Campus you need to apply before Friday 7th May HERE

The Semester 2 exam session runs from Tues 18th May to Fri 4thJune 2021. Exam Timetables and more information is available here. Repeat exams will take place Mon 9th – Thurs 19th August. Our Mid-Semester Survival Guide has some handy tips HERE.

 

NUIG Environmental & Sustainability Group

The NUIG Environmental and Sustainability student group has a new Instagram Page ecostudents.nuig you can also find them on Twitter HERE.They meet every fortnight and all NUIG students are welcome to join!

 

Struggling to Understand?

Help is available from:

 

Fitness Training, Health and Nutrition Talk

Join this talk at 6pm Tues 4th May with Gary O’Daly from the @gaz_gaelic_guide Instagram Page. Get all your questions about fitness training, health and nutrition answered and get set for Exam Season and the summer beyond! Tickets are donation based with all funds going to the SU Charities. Event in conjunction with 1BC8 Global Commerce/Alpha Captivators. More info and tickets HERE

 

EYE on the Edge This Weekend – Get your Tickets Now!

EYE on the Edge takes place this weekend with an amazing line up of FREE Events! Get your free tickets now HERE

 

Free Academic Skills Online

The NUIG Library Academic Skills service is now available via online chat! More information HERE

 

Alive Application Deadline Tomorrow

The Deadline for Alive Volunteering Certificate applications is tomorrow Fri 23rd April. More info from alive@nuigalway.ie

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity socks are back on sale from the SU Website HERE and also from the SU Shop in the Library basement. They make a really handy present that you can put in the post! All proceeds from sock sales go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

USI Student Achievement Awards Ireland

The Student Achievement Awards is the annual opportunity for the Student Movement in Ireland to recognize the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student community. NUI Galway has been nominated in a number of award categories so fingers crossed for lots of wins! The awards will take place online via Zoom at 6.30pm on Thurs 29th April. Get tickets HERE

 

FREE Live Workouts

Our free live workouts with Lucia Byrne are on at 5.30pm every Monday and Wednesday until 19th of May. If you want to get stronger then this is the class for you! All fitness levels welcome. If you want to join email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Surf Club Talk this Sunday

Surf Club Talk with Pro-Surfer Conor Maguire 7pm this Sun 25th April. Surf talk, tips, techniques, Q&A + more! Zoom link HERE (Meeting ID: 935 1929 1017 Passcode: gnarly)

 

Have your say on Accessibility and Universal Design at NUIG

The university management team recognises the importance of addressing accessibility and Universal Design in order to make services, information provision, buildings, teaching and learning and the visitor experience accessible and inclusive for all regardless of age, size or ability. NUIG has engaged a consultant to develop a policy and action plan around universal design, accessibility, and inclusion matters in order to make NUIG a more respectful and inclusive university within which to study, work or visit. Student input is crucial to this process as it is important that the university’s policy and action plan is informed by the experience of students with accessibility challenges, and/or those with an interest in accessibility and inclusivity matters. You can get involved by completing a short survey to share your views/thoughts/experiences of accessibility and Universal Design at NUIG. You can access the survey HERE

 

COVID-19 Vaccines: A Parasitologist’s Perspective

Students for Antibiotic and Vaccine Awareness (SAVA) are hosting an online symposium for NUIG students “COVID-19 Vaccines: A Parasitologist’s Perspective” at 3pm tomorrow Fri 23rd April.  Prof John Dalton will discuss Covid-19 vaccines and his work on Covid diagnostics, and answer questions from attendees. More info + registration HERE

 

SubAqua Club Seminar Series! 

  • 8pm Weds 28th April Marine Research methods with Alan
  • 8pm Weds 5th May Ireland’s Hidden ‘Pharmasea’ with Sam Afoullouss

Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 922 2893 4757 Passcode: I<3Fish)

 

NUI Galway Student Sustainability Leadership Awards 2021

Applications close tomorrow for the NUIG Student Sustainability Leadership Awards 2021. Open to  NUIG students the successful applicants will be offered an 8 week scholarship (June-August 2021) with the Community University Sustainability Partnership (CUSP) team to further the roll out of the NUI Galway Sustainability Strategy 2021-2025. The central aim of the awards programme is to develop student leaders that are dedicated and enthusiastic about creating a more sustainable and community. Closing date for applications is 12 noon TOMORROW Fri 23rd April. Find out more here

 

Career Development Centre Events

 

Interested in becoming a mentor?

ATS Mentoring are now recruiting sign up HERE Join them for a Zoom Lunch meet up at 1pm TODAY Thurs 22nd of April for your chance to find out more about what mentoring is really like. Everyone is welcome! Zoom Link For more info contact atsmentoring@nuigalway.ie 

 

More NUIG Events Next Week

  • 7pm Weds 28th April Compost, Reuse and Recycle in the Garden. This FREE Workshop will explore the following topics of how, where and what to compost, the different composting methods and tips for recycling, up cycling and re-using in the garden. Register HERE 
  • 7pm Weds 28th April Consent & Sexual Assault. NUIG Feminist Society, Law Society and Wakila Latidoye are holding an educational event on sexual assault and consent. This includes an interview with a member of an Garda Síochána. Link available HERE 15 minutes before event starts.  
  • 7.30pm Weds 28th April How to increase biodiversity in your garden workshop with Orla O’Neill. Link here 15 minutes before workshop begins.
  • 7pm Thurs 29th April Stress Baking with Baking Society. There will be baking, quizzes and lot of socialising on the night. There might even be a prize involved! Link available HERE 15 minutes before event starts. 
  • 6pm Fri 30th April NUIG Choral Society Finale performance of “Hark I Hear the Harps eternal” in aid of COPE Galway with an amazing raffle. More info HERE

 

Creating a Global Student Experience

Join us for an interactive workshop 3pm Weds 5th May where we will focus on the future student experience at NUIG and how we can make that experience more global for all our students. The event is open to all NUI Galway students (domestic and international) and you can register to attend here.

 

Jobs with NStEP

NStEP has launched its call for student trainers for the 2021-22 academic year. The work is flexible and compatible with study and other commitments. Application Deadline 5pm Mon 24th May. More info HERE

 

Arthritis and Physical Activity Talk 7pm Today

This talk will look at the effect of exercise on the management of arthritis and how covid-19 has changed exercise patterns for people living with arthritis. Speaker Niamh Brennan is a graduate of GMIT in Sports Science and during her placement with the Galway Branch last year she led seated exercise classes and a walking group. Get your tickets HERE

 

Surf Club Yoga

NUIG Surf Club are offering free yoga sessions every Thursday ​at 5:30pm until the 29th of April! Unwind, destress and stretch out with Gabriel Humphreys. ZOOM LINK Meeting ID: 985 3335 6582 Passcode: coolbeans

 

SU Disability Rights Clinic 12pm every Monday

Join our Disability Rights Officer Trish for a clinic every Monday at 1pm for any queries you may have. Join Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 967 0039 0280 Passcode: clinic)

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

Stitch and Bitch

Our Stitch and Bitch knitting group is on every Tuesday at 7pm. Open to all crafters! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor more info.

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

Our office is currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

SU Weekly Email 26 – 8th April 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

SU Election Nominations Are OPEN!  

  • Full Time Officer Nominations Close: 5pm Weds 14th April 2021
  • Full Time Officer Election Day: 9am-9pm Thurs 22nd April 2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 14th April  2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Close: 5pm Weds 21st April  2021
  • Part Time Officer Election Day: 9am-9pm Thurs 29th April 2021

Nominate yourself HERE

Notice of Referendum 22nd April/Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 22 Aibreáin

Referendum on Student Levy/An Reifreann ar Thobhaigh Mac Léinn

On Thursday 22nd April you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not you support the cancellation of the current Student Levy of €224 and approve its replacement with a new Student Levy of €140

Learn more about the Referendum HERE

Diversity Week / Seachtain na hÉagsúlachta

Mon 12th April / Dé Luain 12ú Aibreán

17:00 Bíonn Míonlach Scéalach / Minorities are Storytellers – le Máire Ní Churraoin, Darragh Adelaide agus Cian Ó’Gríofa. TICÉIDÍ ANSEO

18:30 Cooking Class / Rang Cócaireachta – Learn how to make ethnic dishes with the NUIG African Caribbean Society. Get free tickets HERE

Tues 13th April / Dé Máirt 13ú Aibreán

18:00 Travellers in Education /  Daoine den Lucht Siúil san Oideachas – A conversation with Anne Marie Ward. Get free tickets HERE

19:00 Stitch and Bitch / Fuáil is Fuadar – Join our knitting group for chats. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to join

Weds 14th April / Dé Céadaoin 14ú Aibreán

18:00 Disability in Sport Panel Discussion / Díospóireacht Phainéil: An Míchumas sa Spórt – Panel includes: Joanne O Riordan (Moderator – Activist and Sports Journalist), Helen Kearney (Paralympian – Para Equestrian Dressage), Katie O’Brien (Para Rower), Wayne O’Callaghan (European Special Olympics Champion – Soccer), Kerrie Leonard (Para Archer) , Greta Streimikyte (Paralympian – Para Athletics) and Colin Kenny (Senior Manager Sports Partnerships and Development at Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia)  – Get free tickets HERE

19:30 Hump Day Hoolie / Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua – Get free tickets HERE

Thurs 15th April / Déardaoin 15ú Aibreán

18:00 The History of Pride in Ireland /  Stair an Bhróid in Éirinn – Speakers include: Sara Phillips, Director of the Rainbow Project from the North, Owen Hanley and Nuala Ward. Chaired by Maeve Arunup the NUIG SU Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer. Get free tickets HERE

Fri 16th April / Dé hAoine 16ú Aibreán

18:00 Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion / Díospóireacht Phainéil: Black Lives Matter – Speakers Include: Laura Ilupeju, Matthew Don, Paraic Fearon and Tobi Lawal. Chaired by Cheyanne Nwaonukwube the NUIG SU Ethnic Minorities Officer. Get free tickets HERE

Sat 17th April / Dé Sathairn 17ú Aibreán

15:00-17:00 “Towards Representation” – Diversity in Politics / “I dTreo Ionadaíochta” – An Éagsúlacht sa Pholaitíocht – Speakers Include: Eileen Flynn, Chris Pender, Bukky Adebowale and Eric Ehigie. Get free tickets HERE

 

Extended Library Opening

Good news! From Monday 12th of April the library will be open evenings and weekends. They are open 08:30-22:00 Mon-Fri, 08:30-17:30 Sat, 10:00-17:30 Sun. Book your study space HERE

 

The NUIG Chase is Coming!

We are teaming up with NUIG Law Society, FLAC Society and ELSA Society to put on an NUIG version of The Chase in aid of the SU Charities this month. If you want to get involved please email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Class Rep Meetings Next Week

Mon 12th April 6pm College of Arts, Social Science & Celtic Studies and Acadamh Council:

School of Geography/Archaeology/Irish Studies/Political Science/Sociology AND School of History/Philosophy

Mon 12th April 6pm College of Science & Engineering
Thurs 15th April 5pm College of Business, Public Policy & Law
Thurs 15th April 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Thurs 15th April 6pm Postgraduate Council

 

Sin Issue 11

Issue 11 of Sin Newspaper is out now with all your NUIG news! Read it HERE

 

Disability Rights Clinic Monday 12pm

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic 12pm-2pm every Monday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Locker Clearout Day

We have limited availability for students to book slots to empty their lockers on Wednesday 14th of April. 12pm-1pm is for North Campus (Engineering Building & Áras Moyola) 1pm-3pm is for South Campus (Concourse, Reading Rooms, IT Building, Arts Millennium Building). Book your slot HERE

 

The SU Shop is Open!

The SU Shop is open 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday serving food, hot drinks, snacks, NUIG merch, stationery, newspapers, SU Cards and lots more! You can also shop online 24/7 HERE

 

Student Levy Referendum

Last November, Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn (SU Council) mandated the SU to call a referendum to reduce the student levy from €224 to €140. To call a referendum, we need 500 students to support the request for the referendum. If you wish to do so, please indicate your support to call a referendum at the link HERE. More information to follow closer to the referendum date.

 

FREE 6 Week Strength + Conditioning Course

We are delighted to have a final 6 week course of free live workouts with Lucia Byrne starting Monday 12th of April. The classes will be on at 5.30pm every Monday and Wednesday until 19th of May. We will be working the whole body using compound movements, it’s going to be fun and challenging. If you want to get stronger then this is the class for you! All fitness levels welcome. REGISTER HERE

 

WRAP starts this Weekend

Do you wish to strengthen your well-being and resilience? WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is an evidence-based program which develops personalised tools to manage distress & promote a positive approach to maintaining wellness. Participants partake in four 2.5 hour sessions over two weeks, guided by a trained facilitator. Limited Spaces available for the upcoming WRAP® program year, beginning this Sat 10th April. For further details, future workshop dates and to apply, e-mail WRAP® Project Coordinator Fiona Fitzgerald at fiona.m.fitzgerald@nuigalway.ie

 

Free Yoga Classes

If you missed our Wind Down Week free yoga classes last week you can watch them back here:

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

Chinese Language Course

The Confucius Institute, NUIG, are offering a Chinese language beginners course (non-accredited) which will commence on the 27th April for 8 weeks. This course is suitable for beginners or those with some basic knowledge of Mandarin. It costs €120. More info HERE

 

Relay For Life Weds 14th April

NUIG Relay for Life next Weds 14th April is an event that brings together NUIG students, alumni, and members of staff, as well as people from the wider community to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Teams sign up for a small fee, hold a fundraiser, and just have a good time while raising awareness for cancer and remembering those lost to cancer. We are carrying on a relay for those who cannot do so themselves. Remembering those lost and giving strength to those still fighting. The event will be in collaboration with UCC and Trinity and there’s lots of prizes to be won.

You can sign up HERE. For more info contact cancersoc@socs.nuigalway.ie or find them on Instagram: nuigcancersoc

 

NUI Galway President’s Award for Volunteering- the ALIVE Certificate

Have you volunteered this year? Participated in a fundraiser? Cleaned up a green space? Created an online event? All volunteering is recognised and celebrated! Complete your online reflection at Yourspace.nuigalway.ie login with your student ID and password and click ALIVE. Deadline: Friday 23rd April. Ceremony: Wednesday 5th May. Questions to alive@nuigalway.ie Need volunteering ideas? Visit www.nuigalway.ie/alive

 

Ensuring the Success of Our Female Student Athletes

IUA Future of Ireland Series Webinar 12pm Monday 12th April – Ensuring the Success of Our Female Student Athletes. Discussing the role of Irish Universities in supporting the development of Ireland’s next generation of female athletes at all levels. Guest speaker Anna Geary and a panel of student athletes, sports and academic experts will debate the current status of women in sport and the tangible actions needed to fulfil the potential of each athlete. Registration + more info HERE

 

Giveaway: NUIG Student Innovation Hub

Partner with industry to solve real world problems, innovate and learn new skills. Become a member today and be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes, from One4All vouchers to AirPods and FitBits. To enter the giveaway, submit your student number HERE by 16th April.

 

Respiratory Illness Survey

Survey participants needed for a research project looking at respiratory illness triggers in Ireland. If you are someone diagnosed with a respiratory illness of any type, please complete a short survey HERE

 

NUIG SubAqua Club Wet on Wednesdays Lecture series!

  • 8pm Weds 14th April – StopFinningEU on Shark Conservation
  • 8pm Weds 21st April – Ruaihri on Deep Seafloor Mapping
  • 8pm Weds 28th April – Surprise (TBC)
  • 8pm Weds 5th May – Sam, ‘Ireland’s Hidden Pharmasea’ (30mins)

Zoom Link for All HERE

 

Free Talk: The Psychology of Extremism: Genocides, Military Massacres, and Other Toxic Situations – 3pm-4.30pm Weds 14th April

Click here to log your interest.

 

The Effect of Audio on Task Performance

I am final year BA Psychology student and am recruiting participants for my Final Year Project. My experiment is titled ‘The Effect of Audio on Task Performance’ and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The experiment is based online and I need a few more participants. If you’d like to take part there’s more info HERE

 

EU Survey on Drug Trends

The HSE and Health Research Board have launched the EU Web Survey to explore current drug trends in Ireland. The survey is asking adults in Ireland aged 18 and over, who have used drugs in the last 12 months, to complete a survey that will help shape the future of drug policies and interventions. The survey aims to improve understanding of patterns of drug use in 30 countries. Link HERE

 

An examination of factors associated with intended contraception use in University students 

This study consists of a one-sitting survey questionnaire investigating the impact of several different factors which may contribute to the decision- making process regarding intention to use contraception in University students. Complete the survey HERE

 

Talk on Mindfulness

On Tuesday 13th April 7.30pm, the Galway Branch Of Arthritis Ireland will host ‘An Introduction to Mindful Practice for People Living With Arthritis With Sandra Healy’. Sandra Healy PhD, MTAI is a qualified mindfulness teacher and teaches the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course which is used for the management of chronic pain. Sandra will explore the history of mindfulness and give an introduction to mindful practices including some we will do together. Sandra will give insight on how to use such practices to build the capacity to be mindful in our everyday lives. Tickets HERE

 

International Student Emergency Fund

The Emergency Hardship Fund is now open for NUIG International, non-EU, Students facing financial difficulties. Online application HERE

 

Stitch and Bitch

Our Stitch and Bitch knitting group is on every Tuesday at 7pm. Open to all crafters! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor more info.

 

Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this April

  • 11am Mon 12th April Referencing & Plagiarism
  • 11am Tues 13th April How to Use the Academic Skills Hub Effectively
  • 4pm Weds 14th April Goal Setting & Motivation
  • 11am Thurs 15th April How to Create an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

More info and Registration HERE

 

Free Condoms & Lube

The Sexual Health West FREE condom and lube distribution service is back up and running again. Just head to their website HERE and fill out the registration form. They’ll post them out to you!

 

Surf Club Yoga

NUIG Surf Club are offering free yoga sessions every Thursday ​at 5:30pm until the 29th of April! Unwind, destress and stretch out with Gabriel Humphreys. ZOOM LINK Meeting ID: 985 3335 6582 Passcode: coolbeans

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Choose Your Own Challenge this April

Our final Charity Challenge of the year is coming up this April and it’s Choose Your Own Challenge time! We’ve lots of suggestions for you HERE. If you’ve an idea for an event to raise funds for the SU Charities please get in touch via studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

Our office is currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

SU Weekly Email 24 – 25th March 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Wind Down Week 1 / Seachtain Scíthe 1

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe / Lig do scíth agus faigh faoiseamh ón strus

Mon 29th March / Dé Luain, an 29 Márta

Tues 30th March / Dé Mairt 30 Márta

Weds 31st March / Dé Céadaoin 31 Márta

Thurs 1st April / Déardaoin 1 Aibreán

Fri 2nd April / Dé hAoine 2 Aibreán

 

Online Election Campaign Workshop this Monday

Learn how to run your #NUIGSU21 Election Campaign online with Labour Social Media Officer Katie Deegan 7pm this Mon 29th March. TICKETS / TICÉIDÍ

 

SUSI Review on Monday

The Government is holding a Public Consultation Review of Student Grant Scheme – SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). We will be holding our own review of SUSI Grant System at 5pm this Mon 29 March. ZOOM LINK

 

More Study Space!

Good news you can now book study space in the Bailey Allen Hall and the Library. Book online HERE

 

Sin Newspaper Issue 10

Catch up on all your NUIG news with the latest issue of Sin newspaper HERE

 

Want to go to USI Congress?

USI Congress is the annual meeting of students and student union officers from across the country to discuss students issues and debate motions which will determine the priorities of USI and it’s member organisations. It takes place Tues 6th – Thurs 8th April and applications to attend as part of the NUIG delegation close this Sat 27th March. Apply to be part of the NUIG Delegation HERE You can read the Motions for Congress HERE

 

SU Movie Night 8pm Tonight

Get the popcorn and join us every Thursday at 8pm. Get free tickets HERE

 

Special Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Meeting

We will be holding a special Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn meeting at 5pm Weds 31st of March. All Class Reps should attend. Zoom Link HERE

 

Marchathon FINAL Week!

Here’s the ways to win in the final week of the Marchathon which finishes this Sun 28th of March! Don’t forget to log all team members steps by 2pm Mon 29th March.

  • Teams that reach a weekly Team Average of 85,000 steps will be entered into a Prize Draw. This equates to approximately 12,100 steps per person per day.
  • For the final week of Marchathon we want to see you have fun and embracing the opportunity to connect once more with your Team Members. If it’s a photo collage, a selfie or even a screenshot of your walking virtual meeting, the only rule this week is we want to see you SMILE! To win, submit your smiling Team photo via our Marchathon Competition Entry Form by Mon 29th March at 2pm.
  • This week’s Limerick is all about your individual Marchathon journey and should include the word ‘change’. This competition is for individual entries only. For a chance to win, submit your Limerick via our Marchathon Competition Entry Form by 2pm on Fri 26th March.
  • Submit your ‘My Marchathon’ Story via our Marchathon Competition Entry Form by Mon 29th March at 5pm.
  • Best Team Members and Best Team Captains Prizes
  • Teams that reach the Top 25 and Top 150 of the Overall Leaderboard are also entered into a Prize Draw to win a Marchathon Goodie Bag.

 

Cara Connect Registration Deadline Tomorrow Fri 26th March

Cara Connect is a peer buddy programme that aims to increase social interaction amongst the NUIG student population. It looks to support the power of conversation and connection to help combat feelings of loneliness, isolation, and disconnection. Sign- up link HERE More Information.

 

Would you know how to spot a toxic relationship?

When someone is in a toxic relationship, it’s not easy to see or get out of it. Come to our talk at 5.30pm Tues 30th March to learn more. Tickets HERE

 

Skin Chat + Freebies!

As part of our Wind Down Week events we are hosting a Skin Chat – The Red Face: Acne & Rosacea with Dr Laura GP at 1pm on Thurs 1st of April. This is a great chance to ask questions about any skin issues you may be having and there’ll also be lots of LaRoche Posay and CeraVe goody bags! Sign up HERE

 

Stitch and Bitch

Our Stitch and Bitch knitting group is on every Tuesday at 7pm. Open to all crafters! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor more info.

 

Choose Your Own Challenge this April

Our final Charity Challenge of the year is coming up this April and it’s Choose Your Own Challenge time! If you’ve an idea for an event to raise funds for the SU Charities please get in touch via studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

5 A Day for Mental Health Workshops

We have teamed up with Jigsaw to bring you this free 1 hour workshop which aims to provide young adults, aged 17 – 25 in third level educational settings, with the strategies necessary to build and take care of their own mental health. The workshop takes place 5.30pm-6.30pm Mon 29th March via Zoom. More info and sign up here.

 

Free Live Workouts this March!

Our free live workouts are continuing this March with Pilates Burn at 5.30pm each Monday and Full Body Workout at 5.30pm each Wednesday. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor the links.

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Library LibQual Survey – Win a Phone!

The Library conducts a yearly survey so that the Library can be benchmarked against other similar libraries in Ireland, the UK, and further afield. This year’s LibQual survey is now open and it would be appreciated if you would take a few minutes to complete. You may choose to submit your name and enter a draw for a phone. Survey Link

 

Open Educational Resources (OER) for Students Event 3pm Thurs 1st April

This event talks about, and discusses, what OER are, why OER are good for students, and how you can get involved in OER creation. Also, we let you know about the OER grant scheme where applications are strongly encouraged from students as authors or co-creators. 20% of the OER grant scheme fund is ring-fenced for student applications. We also discuss the detail of the NUI Galway OER Grant scheme which is now open for applications from NUI Galway staff and students, with a deadline of 12 April 2021. The OER project and the OER grant scheme are funded the NUI Galway Student Project Fund. OER are free (for example, no cost textbooks) instructional materials anyone can create or customise for their own learning, teaching, or research. OER have the potential to offset the cost of educational materials and allow instructors to adapt them to suit their teaching approach. More info and tickets HERE

 

Gardening Talk 3pm TODAY

Laura O’Connor, ‘quarantine gardener’ will been sharing her gardening knowledge & skills to help you rejuvenate your flower beds or even a shared public garden or space. Come along if you would link to learn more and plan to get your gardening gloves out over the coming weeks!

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 961 2925 7413 Passcode: 924717

 

Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this April

  • 10am Thurs 1st April Using Zoom Effectively
  • 12pm Thurs 1st April Exam Preparation
  • 2pm Thurs 1st April Excel Training
  • 11am Mon 12th April Referencing & Plagiarism
  • 11am Tues 13th April How to Use the Academic Skills Hub Effectively
  • 4pm Weds 14th April Goal Setting & Motivation
  • 11am Thurs 15th April How to Create an Effective PowerPoint Presentation
  • TBC Developing Blackboard Skills

More info and Registration HERE

 

USI Connecting Creatives event tomorrow

Connecting Creatives – the networking and training event aimed at Creative Arts students will take place tomorrow Friday 26th March from 1.30pm-5.30pm and registration is now open. The registration form is here. It’s open to all students but particularly aimed towards creative arts students. Sessions will include topics like Promoting Yourself Online and Taxes & Finance Tips for Creative Professionals. There will also be a panel of recent creative arts graduates sharing their own experiences.

 

Giveaway: NUIG Student Innovation Hub

Partner with industry to solve real world problems, innovate and learn new skills. Become a member today and be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes, from One4All vouchers to AirPods and FitBits. To enter the giveaway, submit your student number HERE by 16th April.

 

Surf Club Yoga

NUIG Surf Club are offering free yoga sessions every Thursday ​at 5:30pm until the 29th of April! Unwind, destress and stretch out with Gabriel Humphreys. ZOOM LINK Meeting ID: 985 3335 6582 Passcode: coolbeans

 

Nominations for NUIG Alumni Awards Open

The NUI Galway Alumni Awards celebrates individual excellence and achievements amongst over 100,000 graduates worldwide. These awardees are leaders in their professions and excel in their fields on a national and international level. More info and nomination form HERE

 

Career Development Centre Events

TODAY Thurs Mar 25th

3-4pm – Employability Award Online Workshop

Mon Mar 29th

10-11am – Thinking About a Career in Cyber Security – Deloitte Women in Cyber

4-5pm – MICareer – Career and CV Workshop for Microbiology

Tue Mar 30th

10-11am – Deloitte Internship & Work Placement Infor sessions for 1st and 2nd year Students

12-1pm – Interview Skills Workshop

Weds Mar 31st

12-1pm – Careers in Youthwork

12–1pm – Jameson – Brand YOU

 

How COVID-19 has affected young adults and over 65’s in rural and urban areas

This survey aims to find out how COVID-19 has affected young adults and over 65’s in different areas in terms of their emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing. Link for survey HERE

 

Inclusive Learning in Higher Education

As student populations become increasingly diverse, what can higher education institutions do to create a truly inclusive learning environment? How can we listen and respond to the needs and concerns of our students, while supporting staff to navigate an increasingly complex teaching and learning landscape? This two day virtual symposium takes place 11am-5.30pm Weds 7th and Thurs 8th of April. Register for free HERE

 

Easter Quiz for Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Galway Rape Crisis Centre are hosting a Fun filled Easter Quiz on Easter Sunday 4 April at 7p.m.  Entry fee €10 per family/team. Great prizes! Follow link to register here

 

Third-level students’ response to COVID-19 in Ireland

The aim of this study is to investigate how 3rd level students in Ireland are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by investigating students’ risk perception and preventive behaviours. Students can enter a draw for a €40 One4All voucher. All 3rd Level students can take part. The online survey can be accessed HERE

 

Free Irish Times Subscription

The Irish Times offers a free digital subscription to students whilst they are in full time undergraduate education. Get yours HERE

 

Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on students in third-level education

An anonymous student-led survey aiming to determine the impact of COVID-19 on students in Ireland, focusing on social-life, mental well-being, and the ability to perform in their academics. Take the survey HERE

 

How does our society and its leaders learn from and respond to global challenges?

Irish Aid is developing a new Strategic Plan for 2021 to 2024, and wants to hear from young people aged 16 to 30. On April 7th 3-6pm they will be hosting an online consultation for young people. More info and registration HERE

 

The relationship between Type I Diabetes and occupational performance among university students in Ireland: A cross-sectional study.

This 20-minute survey explores the interaction between Type I Diabetes management and the university lifestyle of students in Ireland. Complete survey HERE

 

Junior Chamber Ireland Open night Tonight

Join Junior Chamber Ireland for their free new members night at 7pm Tonight Thurs 25th March. More info and link HERE

 

March Lunch Meetups

March Lunch Meetups are an opportunity for you to meet your classmates, hang out on zoom, play games, win prizes and have a fun lunchtime. They’re on 1pm – 2pm, Mon – Thurs

  • Mon 29th March: 4th Year and Postgrad Arts
  • Tues 30th March: 4th Year and Postgrad Business & Law
  • Weds 31st March: 4th Year and Postgrad Engineering & Science
  • Thurs 1st April: 4th Year and Postgrad Medicine & Health Sciences

ZOOM links available HERE

 

#NUIGSU21 Elections

  • Full Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 7th April 2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 14th April  2021
  • SU Council Chair Nominations Open: 10am Thurs 8th April 2021

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

Our office is currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

SU Weekly Email 23 – 18th March 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week  

Déardaoin 18 Márta / Thurs 18th March

19:00 Grúpbhácáil Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – Cístíní Cupa do Lá Fhéile Pádraig / SU Bake Along – Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 Díospóireacht Lit&Deb: “Bheadh ceannródaithe na hÉireann ó 1912 – 1922, Deich mBliana na gCuimhneachán, bródúil as tír an lae inniu” / Lit&Deb Debate: “The pioneers of Ireland from 1912 – 1922, the Decade of Remembrance, would be proud of today’s country” TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 Oíche Scannánaíochta / Movie Night TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

 

USI Hustings on Monday

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is the national representative body for the 374,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland.  Elections are taking place to elect your USI representatives for 2021/22. This is your chance to meet the candidates hoping to be elected 5pm-6.30pm Mon 22nd March at our live Hustings on the SU YouTube channel. If you have a question to ask you can submit it HERE.

You will then have the chance to vote for candidates 7pm Mon 22nd March-7pm Tues 23rd March online HERE

 

SU Bake Along

Join us at 7pm on TONIGHT Thurs 18th of March for our St Patrick’s cupcake bake along! There’ll be Just Eat voucher prizes for the best cupcakes. More info and ingredients list HERE

 

Accommodation Q&A with Threshold

Join us on Instagram Live for a Q&A Session about Accommodation at 3pm on Wednesday 24th March with Threshold. More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Marchathon Week 3 Competitions

  1. Weekly Photo Competition – We want to see you and your Team Members get into the spirit and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The greener the better! To win, submit your most creative and green Team photo via Marchathon Competition Entry Form by Mon 22nd March at 2pm.
  2. Team Target –Teams that reach a weekly Team Average of 70,000 steps will be entered into a Prize Draw for a Marchathon Goodie Bag each. This equates to approximately 10,000 steps per person per day!
  3. Teams in the Top 25 and Top 150 on the Overall Leaderboard will also go into our Prize Draws to win a Marchathon Goodie Bag each.

Don’t forget to log all your team member steps by 2pm on Mon 22nd of March at www.activetravellogger.ieto get on the leaderboard!

 

Skin Chat + Freebies!

As part of our Wind Down Week events we are hosting a Skin Chat – The Red Face: Acne & Rosacea with Dr Laura GP at 1pm on Thurs 1st of April. This is a great chance to ask questions about any skin issues you may be having and there’ll also be lots of LaRoche Posay and CeraVe goody bags! Sign up HERE

 

Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Meeting 

The 5th Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn meeting of the year will take place at 6.30pm this Mon 22nd of March on zoom HERE. All Class Reps should attend. More info from su.council@nuigalway.ie  

 

6 Nations Competition Final Week!

We are in to the last week of our 6 Nations score predictor competition. Well done to this week’s winner Kevin Mannion who wins a €30 JustEat Voucher. Enter by 2pm this Sat 20/03/21 HERE

 

Stitch and Bitch

Our Stitch and Bitch knitting group is on every Tuesday at 7pm. Open to all crafters! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor more info.

 

USI Day of Action Weds 24th March

Ireland has the highest college fees in the European Union. Can it be right that students are paying so much for an underfunded higher education system? Join students across Ireland and take part in the USI Day of Action VIRTUAL PROTEST at 1pm Weds 24th of March. JOIN HERE

 

5 A Day for Mental Health Workshops

We have teamed up with Jigsaw to bring you this free 1 hour workshop which aims to provide young adults, aged 17 – 25 in third level educational settings, with the strategies necessary to build and take care of their own mental health. The workshop takes place 5.30pm-6.30pm Mon 29th March via Zoom. More info and sign up here.

 

Running an Online Election Campaign Workshop

Learn how to run your #NUIGSU21 Election Campaign online with Labour Social Media Officer Katie Deegan 7pm Mon 29th March. TICKETS / TICÉIDÍ

 

SUSI Review

We will be holding a review of the SUSI Grant System at 5pm on Monday 29th of March on Zoom HERE. For more info please contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Postgraduate Symposium Today

This year’s USI Postgrad Symposium takes place online 11am-5.30pm today Thurs 18th March. They have a great range of speakers lined up on topics from accessibility to work-life balance to research options. Register for the event HERE

 

Free Live Workouts this March!

Our free live workouts are continuing this March with Pilates Burn at 5.30pm each Monday and Full Body Workout at 5.30pm each Wednesday. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor the links.

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre

As part of the #StartHere campaign Active* Consent have TWO dates for full-day disclosure training lined up with Galway Rape Crisis Centre. Click to register for training: 25th March Course 14th April Course

 

Want to Decide the Fate of Someone Else’s Hair?

Our March challenge is the Hair Raiser. Volunteers are going to get their hair dyed, shaved or cut at the end of March. The fate of their hair lies in your hands as you can vote for what option you want them to go with HERE

 

WRAP Programme Starts Saturday

Do you wish to strengthen your well-being and resilience? WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is an evidence-based program which develops personalised tools to manage distress & promote a positive approach to maintaining wellness. Participants partake in four 2.5 hour sessions over four weeks, guided by a trained facilitator. Limited Spaces available for the upcoming WRAP® program year, beginning 10.00am to 12.30pm Saturday March 20th. For further details, future workshop dates and to apply, e-mail WRAP® Project Coordinator Fiona Fitzgerald at fiona.m.fitzgerald@nuigalway.ie

 

Let’s Begin the Talk, Period

NaMSoc will be joined by The Homeless Period Ireland and Róisín Nic Lochlainn, SU Vice-President for Welfare and Equality to discuss the issues surrounding Period Poverty in Ireland and what students can do about it. 7pm-9pm Weds 24th March. Zoom Link HERE

 

Library LibQual Survey – Win a Phone!

The Library conducts a yearly survey so that the Library can be benchmarked against other similar libraries in Ireland, the UK, and further afield. This year’s LibQual survey is now open and it would be appreciated if you would take a few minutes to complete. You may choose to submit your name and enter a draw for a phone. Survey Link

 

Galway Neuroscience Podcast

The Galway Neuroscience  Podcast is a series of podcasts developed, written, hosted and produced by the students of the NUIG Masters in Clinical Neuroscience program. The aim of this podcast is to communicate the latest neuroscience research and education to both students and lay audiences who may be interested in the brain and nervous system and the field of neuroscience as a whole. Our first podcast episode will actually be streamed through podbean, this is the link for the first episode HERE

 

Free Laughter Yoga Classes

Laughter Yoga is a form of exercise mixing stretching, fun and laughter. Short fun, playful exercises that incorporate yoga techniques of stretching and breathing are used. Just turn up and bring a sense of playfulness- the laughter will do the rest. 3pm Tues 23rd March and 10am Fri 26th March. Zoom Link Here.

 

Q&A with NUIG President

If you missed our Q&A Session with the NUI Galway President last week you can watch it back HERE

 

ROPES Open Mic 19th March

The NUIG ROPES Literary Journal are hosting their first Open Mic night at 6.30pm tomorrow Fri 19th of March in aid of COPE Galway. More info and open mic tickets HERE. Follow ROPES on Twitterfor more info.

 

FREE Student Tax Clinic

NUI Galway’s online tax clinic is now open to support you in your tax compliance and correspondence with Revenue. Students who have been an employee or PAYE worker over the past four years may be due a tax refund or may need information on the tax treatment of the pandemic unemployment payment. You can book an appointment by emailing taxclinic@nuigalway.ie with a short outline of your query or by completing the application form on the clinic website HERE. This is a confidential and free tax information service provided by NUIG tax students under the supervision of professional tax experts.

 

Career Development Centre Events

TODAY Thurs Mar 18th

1pm Employability Award Online Workshop

2pm – Sustainability – Insights to future proof your career

4pm Employability Award 2021 – Completing Your Application Q&A

Mon Mar 22nd

4pm MICareer – Career and CV Workshop for Microbiology

Tues Mar 23rd

10am Deloitte Difference Insight Sessions – Internship & Work Placement Opportunity Info Sessions

12pm Employability Award Online Workshop

2pm CV Workshop

Weds Mar 24th

1pm – Employability Award 2021 – Completing Your Application Q&A

Thurs Mar 25th

3pm Employability Award Online Workshop

 

Need legal advice?

NUIG FLAC Society (Free Legal Advice Clinic) hold regular free clinics with qualified legal professionals in attendance for NUIG students. More info HERE

 

The Influence of Message Fatigue, Attention and Emotional Reactivity on Covid-19 Risk Perception.

This study aims to examine if message fatigue, attention and emotional reactivity are present among college students in Ireland, and if these phenomena predict Covid-19 risk perceptions. All students are eligible to participate. Study Link

 

Jigsaw Galway are recruiting members for their Youth Advisory Panel (YAP)

Jigsaw Galway are looking for young people, aged between 16 – 24, who have an interest in young people’s mental health, to apply. The YAP meet once a month for 2 hours. The YAP are involved in developing projects, programmes and initiatives, decision making and interviews in Jigsaw. YAP are regularly invited to sit on different groups for projects at a national level, depending on their interests. All YAP receive ongoing training opportunities throughout their term which can run up to 3 years. Application deadline 30th March. Email conor.henry@jigsaw.ie for application form.

 

ATS Mentoring Recruitment Now Open

Interested in becoming a mentor? Apply now HERE  For more info contact atsmentoring@nuigalway.ie

 

Sin Issue 9

Get all the NUIG news you need in the latest issue of Sin newspaper HERE

 

Substance Awareness Week Events

  • 12pm Fri 19th March Avoiding the K-hole. Harm Reduction strategies for the most popular drugs. Limited Spaces. Book here   
  • 11am Tues 23rd March Alcohol Related Brain Injury (ARBI). Short webinar on ARBI. Sign up here 

 

Drug Awareness Resources

 

March Lunch Meetups

March Lunch Meetups are an opportunity for you to meet your classmates, hang out on zoom, play games, win prizes and have a fun lunchtime. They’re on 1pm – 2pm, Mon – Thurs

  • Mon 22nd March: Third Year Arts
  • Tues 23rd March: Third Year Business & Law
  • Weds 24th March: Third Year Engineering & Science
  • Thurs 25th March: Third Year Medicine & Health Sciences

ZOOM links available HERE

 

Introduction to the Lexis database for legal research

Learn how to effectively search the Lexis database of legal material and how to use UK, Irish, and European legal resources 12pm Tues 23rd March. Booking essential – book here.

 

Scopus as a research tool

This session introduces Scopus as a research tool covering all subject areas and it is aimed at beginner and intermediate users 1pm Weds 24th March. Booking essential – book here.

 

Wellbeing and Physical Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study examines wellbeing and physical distancing among young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are an undergraduate student aged between 18 and 29 years old, you are eligible to take part in this survey. If you have any questions please contact k.togher2@nuigalway.ie. Please click HERE to take part in the survey.

 

The Prevalence and Impact of Primary Headache among University Students

Are you a university student experiencing headaches? Would you be interested in completing a survey examining your experience of headaches? If so, please see the following link that contains further details. Eligibility to participate includes being aged over 18 and currently living and studying in Ireland. If you have any questions the researcher can be contacted by email at: s.jackson3@nuigalway.ie. Survey Link

 

Arthritis Ireland Coffee Morning

Tomorrow Friday 19th March the Galway Branch of Arthritis Ireland will host Brid McOsker, Occupational Therapist at Merlin Park Hospital in Galway, as a guest speaker at their virtual coffee morning. Throughout her career as an OT, Brid has supported people living with arthritis in overcoming the daily challenges they face. Brid’s talk with focus on the benefits of OT for people living with arthritis and related conditions. Brid will give tips and advice on dealing with the challenges presented by living with arthritis. Book your space HERE

 

Disability Rights Clinic – New time & day!

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic at the new time/day of 12pm-2pm every Monday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

CARA Connect Programme Open

CARA Connect is a peer buddy programme that was developed with the aim to increase social interaction amongst the NUIG student population. APPLY TODAY HERE

 

ATS Mentoring Recruitment Now Open

Interested in becoming a mentor? Apply now HERE  For more info contact atsmentoring@nuigalway.ie

 

Would you like to take over a Flirt FM Breakfast Show?

Flirt FM are looking for Galway Community Groups/CBOs, Student Support Services, Charities, NGOs, Societies & Clubs to take to the airwaves. More info HERE

 

Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this March

  • 2pm TODAY Thurs 18th March Happiness-Positive Psychology
  • 11am Tues 23rd March Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown

More info and Registration HERE

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students. Here you can discuss issues, challenges, ideas, suggestions, and much more. The clinics are hosted by your SU Mature Students’ Officer Michelle Mitchell on Zoom and are on 10am-12pm Tuesdays and 2pm-4pm Thursdays (links below). For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

#NUIGSU21 Elections

  • Full Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 7th April 2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 14th April  2021
  • SU Council Chair Nominations Open: 10am Thurs 8th April 2021

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

Our office is currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.

 

SU Weekly Email 22 – 11th March 2021

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

Q&A 5pm TODAY with NUIG President

Join our live Q&A Session with the NUIG President 5pm TODAY. Sign up to ask a question here Then join the conversation 5pm today Thurs 11th of March 2021 HERE The NUIG Dean of Students, Prof Michelle Millar, will also be in attendance. More info from su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week 2 & 3

Déardaoin 11 Márta / Thurs 11th March

15:00 Caife Cainte le Cumann Gaelach / Chatty Café with Cumann Gaelach TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 Scannán agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party NASC / LINK 

Dé hAoine 12 Márta / Fri 12th March

17:00 Gaeilge 101 – Irish for Beginners with Ciara Ní É – buzzwords, slang,  integrating your cúpla focal into everyday life TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:30 Paisean don Fhaisean le Áras na nGael / Passion for Fashion with Áras na nGael Beo ar YouTube / Live on YouTube

Dé Luain 15 Márta / Mon 15th March

17:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Conversation Circle TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 “Ár dTeanga, Ár gCampás” / Our Language, Our Campus.

CMLOÉG, QUBSU & UUSU: Plé ar an ghluaiseacht ar son cearta teanga san ollscoil / Discussion on the fight for language rights in University TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Dé Máirt 16 Márta / Tues  16th March

15:30-17:00 Uair Fhíorúil na nOifigeach – Cuir Aithne ar Oifigigh an Chomhaltais / Virtual Officer Hour – Meet your SU Officers TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 Lit&Deb Ceardlann díospóireachta / Lit&Deb Debating Workshop TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 Ceardlann ar Ghaeilge na hAlbain / Workshop on Scots Gaidhlig

Dé Céadaoin 17 Márta / Weds 17th March

19:30 Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua Lá Fhéile Pádraig / St Patrick’s Day Hump Day Hoolie TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS 

Déardaoin 18 Márta / Thurs 18th March

19:00 Grúpbhácáil Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn – Cístíní Cupa do Lá Fhéile Pádraig / SU Bake Along – Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 Díospóireacht Lit&Deb: “Bheadh ceannródaithe na hÉireann ó 1912 – 1922, Deich mBliana na gCuimhneachán, bródúil as tír an lae inniu” / Lit&Deb Debate: “The pioneers of Ireland from 1912 – 1922, the Decade of Remembrance, would be proud of today’s country” TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 Oíche Scannánaíochta / Movie Night

Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó / More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Student Survey Closes this Sunday!

The National Student Survey runs for NUIG students until this Sunday 14th March. It’s open to 1st year and final year undergrads and all postgrad students. There’s great prizes to be won but more importantly this is where you can have your voice heard. What do you think NUIG is doing well? Where could NUIG improve? How have you found student life at NUIG? More info and survey link HERE

 

Sin Issue 9

Get all the NUIG news you need in the latest issue of Sin newspaper HERE

 

SU Movie Night 8pm Tonight

We are going with the only film as Gaeilge on Netflix which is “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run”. Dáithí Ó Sé is one of the voices! Tickets here.

 

Virtual Officer Hour

Meet your SU Officers 3.30pm-5pm Tuesday 16th of March. Come along for the chat and ask any questions you might have. Zoom Link HERE.

 

6 Nations Competition

Predict the scoring difference for each of this weekend’s 6 Nations game for a chance to win €30 Just Eat voucher. Entries must be in by 2pm 13/03/2021. Enter here.

 

SU Bake Along

Join us at 7pm on Thurs 18th of March for our St Patrick’s cupcake bake along! There’ll be Just Eat voucher prizes for the best cupcakes. More info and ingredients list HERE

 

How To Win With Marchathon This Week

  • Weekly Photo Competition
  • Limerick Competition
  • Reach the Team Target of 8,500 steps per person per day
  • Reach the top 25 or the top 150 on the Leader Board

Don’t forget to get all your team steps logged by 2pm every Monday at www.activetravellogger.ie

 

Class Rep Meetings Next Week

Mon 15th March 6pm College of Science & Engineering
Thurs 18th March 5pm College of Business, Public Policy & Law
Thurs 18th March 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Thurs 18th March 6pm Postgraduate Council

More info from su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Disability Rights Clinic – New time & day!

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic at the new time/day of 12pm-2pm every Monday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

Running an Online Election Campaign Workshop

Learn how to run your #NUIGSU21 Election Campaign online with Labour Social Media Officer Katie Deegan 7pm Mon 29th March. TICKETS / TICÉIDÍ

 

Heads up NUIG Postgrad Research Students

PGR Townhall meeting with Dean of Graduate Studies 11am this Fri 12th March. To join the meeting select the ‘Townhall meeting’ menu option, any time after 10.45am on Friday on the 2021-1GST1 Blackboard course menu

We need to talk about…Student Accommodation

Find out more about the new Student Accommodation Bill and where we need to go next 6pm-7pm TODAY Thurs 11th March. Registration link here

 

Free Live Workouts this March!

Our free live workouts are continuing this March with Pilates Burn at 5.30pm each Monday and Full Body Workout at 5.30pm each Wednesday. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor the links.

 

St Patrick’s Day Hump Day Hoolie

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Upcoming SU Talks

  • 5.30pm Tues 23rd March Do you know the difference between a psychopath, sadist, and narcissist? Get tickets HERE
  • 5.30pm Tues 30th March Toxic Relationships and How to Spot Them Get tickets HERE

 

Substance Awareness Week Events

  • 11am Tues 16th March New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). 30-minute webinar looking at key issues surrounding, Benzos, Synthetic Opioids and Synthetic Cannabinoids. Places limited. Book here 
  • 12pm Fri 19th March Avoiding the K-hole. Harm Reduction strategies for the most popular drugs. Limited Spaces. Book here   
  • 11am Tues 23rd March Alcohol Related Brain Injury (ARBI). Short webinar on ARBI. Sign up here 

 

CARA Connect Programme Open

CARA Connect is a peer buddy programme that was developed with the aim to increase social interaction amongst the NUIG student population. APPLY TODAY HERE

 

ATS Mentoring Recruitment Now Open

Interested in becoming a mentor? Apply now HERE  For more info contact atsmentoring@nuigalway.ie

 

Final Year Medicine Petition

The final year Medicine class at NUIG were disheartened to hear of the reduction in the number of 2021 Internship posts. We have been trained by the finest professionals, during the past 5/6 years, ensuring we qualify as diligent and competent young doctors by the time we graduate. Not only have we gained numerous skills during these years, we have developed a fond connection to the Irish community, which we would be honoured to give back to and serve as their healthcare providers. The graduating class of 2021 has instigated a petition addressed to Minister Stephen Donnelly with hopes of increasing the number of available Internship posts. Through this, we hope to allow more Irish trained medical students an opportunity to support the Irish healthcare system during this current crisis. We would appreciate any help you can offer to voice our concerns. Sign the petition HERE

 

Want to Decide the Fate of Someone Else’s Hair?

Our March challenge is the Hair Raiser. Volunteers are going to get their hair dyed, shaved or cut at the end of March. The fate of their hair lies in your hands as you can vote for what option you want them to go with HERE

 

Culture Through Comedy 8pm Tonight

Culture Through Comedy with Steve from the Hump Day Hoolies is back at 8pm tonight. Meet other students from Ireland + all over the world. Share cultures, learn what Irish people really mean when they say ‘grand’. Get free tickets here.

 

March Lunch Meetups

March Lunch Meetups are an opportunity for you to meet your classmates, hang out on zoom, play games, win prizes and have a fun lunchtime. They’re on 1pm – 2pm, Mon – Thurs

  • Mon 15th March: Second Year Arts
  • Tues 16th March: Second Year Business & Law
  • Thurs 18th March: Second Year Engineering, Science, Medicine & Health Sciences

ZOOM links available HERE

 

Stitch and Bitch

Our Stitch and Bitch knitting group is back this March every Tuesday at 7pm. Open to all crafters! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor more info.

 

ROPES Open Mic 19th March

The NUIG ROPES Literary Journal are hosting their first Open Mic night at 6.30pm on Fri 19th of March in aid of COPE Galway. More info and open mic tickets HERE. If you want to perform in the Open Mic email ropeslitmag.submissions@gmail.com by 15th of March. Follow ROPES on Twitter for more info.

 

USI Day of Action Weds 24th March

Ireland has the highest college fees in the European Union. Can it be right that students are paying so much for an underfunded higher education system? Join students across Ireland and take part in the USI Day of Action Weds 24th of March. JOIN HERE

 

Would you like to take over a Flirt FM Breakfast Show?

Flirt FM are looking for Galway Community Groups/CBOs, Student Support Services, Charities, NGOs, Societies & Clubs to take to the airwaves. More info HERE

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

Today Thurs 11th March

11am–4pm: gradireland Live Career Fair

12pm-1pm: Employability Award Online Workshop

12:30pm-1:30pm: AMAZON Student Programmes – International Women’s Day

Tues Mar 16th

1pm-2pm: Transition to Employment -Wrap Up – Session 4

2pm-3pm: Interview Skills Workshop

4pm-5pm: Options with My Science Degree – Pathways to Industry (Biomedical Science Society)

Thurs Mar 18th

2pm-3pm: – Sustainability – Insights to future proof your career

4pm-5pm: Employability Award Online Workshop

 

Mother and Baby Homes Webinar tonight

Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Webinar by An Cumann Staire 7pm tonight Thurs 11th March. Tickets here

 

Career Centre Survey

The Career Development Centre is in the process of creating new online career development learning materials and we want to know your preferences, thoughts and ideas. Let us know what new e-learning materials you would most like to see developed by answering this super-short survey here – it will take no more than 2 minutes! Anyone who completes the survey gets included in a draw for €50 One-4-All vouchers.

 

Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this March

  • 11am Tues 16th March Referencing & Citing with EndNote
  • 2pm Tues 16th March Time Management
  • 2pm Thurs 18th March Happiness-Positive Psychology
  • 11am Tues 23rd March Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown

More info and Registration HERE

 

NUIG International Women’s Week Events

 

Sign Up for the NUI Galway 100

The University are seeking NUIG students to take part in the NUI Galway100. This is a student engagement panel, with 100 students working in smaller groups to share their views and opinions with a research team during the rest of this academic year. Student from all years and disciplines are welcome. This is an opportunity to ensure your voice is heard on important issues and initiatives that affect the NUIG experience and community. During the coming semester, members of the NUI Galway100 will be asked for their views on a variety of new policies and projects, on teaching/learning, student wellbeing, and the college experience. You can choose to take part until June or September 2021. To compensate you for your time, you will be paid €150 (for taking part February-June) or €200 (for taking part February-September) in One4All vouchers. Sign up here

 

Survey on the Irish marine environment and its conservation

This study aims to understand the general population’s perceptions and knowledge of Irish waters. Your answers will help us identify how to better communicate about marine conservation issues in Ireland. Take the survey here and you could win a €50 voucher: Survey Link

 

Coming Soon: Library LibQual 2021 Survey

Keep an eye out for the Library LibQual 2021 survey. This is your opportunity to give feedback on the Library along with your chance to give recommendations as how to better improve the service for end users. Complete the survey and you could win a Samsung Galaxy A41 phone.

 

Survey on Student Mental Health during COVID-19 Online Learning

This survey is looking at the impact of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of third level college students in Ireland. Take the survey HERE.

 

Virtual Symposium: Inclusive Learning in Higher Education 7 & 8 April

As student populations become increasingly diverse, what can higher education institutions do to create a truly inclusive learning environment? This free two-day symposium aims to raise awareness of issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and will highlight the importance of centering the student voice. It will also showcase and share inclusive pedagogies, practices and approaches. Info + Registration HERE

 

Peer responses to Depression

If you’re a student in NUIG and you’re over 18 years old, you’re invited you to take part in this survey-based online study. The goal of the study is to explore students’ responses to a hypothetical peer with depression, investigate students’ views on certain aspects of the illness and record their level of contact with people with depression. Please find further info, consent form and the survey under the following link HERE

 

The relationship between Type I Diabetes and occupational performance among university students in Ireland: A cross-sectional study.

This 20-minute survey explores the interaction between Type I Diabetes management and the university lifestyle of students in Ireland. Take the survey HERE

 

#NUIGSU21 Elections

  • Full Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 7th April 2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 14th April  2021
  • SU Council Chair Nominations Open: 10am Thurs 8th April 2021

 

Student Achievement Awards

The Student Achievement Awards Ireland is the annual opportunity for the student movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to improving the experience of their fellow students, and to wider society. Nominations for this year’s awards are open and close at 5pm this Mon 15th March. More info and nominations HERE

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone. More info here.

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

Our office is currently closed but we are working remotely to help you.