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SU Weekly Email 29 – 26th March 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union. We hope you are all doing okay during this stressful time. Your SU is here for you so keep in touch.

 

COVID-19 Updates

We hope you and your families/friends are keeping safe. We know that this is an unprecedented and stressful time for you all, and we have been working with the University to try to make the next few weeks a little easier for everyone.

  1. Please take time to carefully read ALL of the updates from the University here. This should answer a lot of your questions.
  2. The advice from the University is that if you can go home (whether your home is in Ireland or abroad) that you should do so, in the interest of your own and others safety. If you cannot go home and are staying on campus – you will be supported and accommodated until the end of your lease. There is also new legislation coming into effect today that will prevent evictions from private accommodation for the next 3 months. If you had been staying on campus, you will be reimbursed for time not spent in the accommodation but this will take time as staff are trying to put things in place for students who need to remain. Tune in to the accommodation online Q&A 11am-1pm tomorrow here.
  3. It is very unlikely that classes will resume this coming semester, and online teaching started on Monday. Over the coming weeks it is going to be hugely important for you to check your Blackboard and NUI Galway email address, regularly, for updates. If you have trouble accessing either of these, then please contact ISS in NUI Galway.
  4. Exams and Assessments will be moved to online/alternative methods. These will be done with as much flexibility as possible as the University recognises that we have a diverse student population. We have been working with the University to ensure the fairest possible exam set up is achieved and they will be emailing you shortly about this.
  5. This is an incredibly stressful time for all of us and no one knows when this will end. We understand that this is not the best situation for students to be in coming up to exams but we are all available by phone or email for students. We are trying to keep people updated as much as possible when we get information ourselves. Here is the link to the NUI Galway supports page where all the contacts for support services in NUIG are available and up-to-date: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/student-support/
  6. If you have any Education queries you can contact Cameron on su.education@nuigalway.ie and if you have any Welfare queries you can contact Brandon on su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Have Accommodation Queries?

This Friday the 27th of March there will be a live Q&A from 11am-1pm. This Q&A will be accommodation specific so any questions or worries you have can be answered by a relevant staff member at NUI Galway. This will be on the university website AT THIS LINK. There will be further online Q&A sessions on the other issues facing NUI Galway students next week.

 

Marchathon Update

We are in the final week of the NUI Galway Marchathon challenge! Well done to Fiona Drayne from NUIG for winning the Week 3 photo competition and big congrats to the Red Hot Chilli Steppers NUIG team who are in 14th place on the national leader board.

There’s 2 ways to win goody bags this week:

  1. Send in your Limerick about Adventure
  2. Enter the “In My Shoes” Story Competition saying what you learned/achieved/changed during the challenge

Submit your entries via the www.activetravellogger.ie website by 2pm Mon 30th March.

Remember to log your final steps of the challenge by 2pm Mon 30th March and keep up that social distancing outside

 

Flirt FM

Flirt FM is still on the air and all their amazing volunteers are doing great work putting together new shows to keep you entertained. Tune in on 101.3FM or here.

 

Clubs Ball Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis the Clubs Ball is postponed. All ticket holders are being refunded via Eventbrite. Tickets will be on sale again when we have a new date for the postponed event which will hopefully be next semester. Anyone who is graduating this year will be welcome to the event also.

 

NUIG Support Services for You

Here is the link to the NUI Galway supports page where all the contacts for support services in NUIG are available and up-to-date: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/student-support/

 

Socs Awards Update

The deadline for nominations for the NUIG Society Awards is the 29th of March and the awards will be celebrated in September. More info and how to nominate is available HERE.

 

Lockers

We won’t be emptying out any lockers during the campus shutdown. As soon as campus is accessible again you can retrieve items from your locker.

 

Societies Isolation Survey

The Societies Office are looking for your feedback on what supports you need during this tough time. Please fill out their survey about individuals during isolation, and societies during isolation. Survey link here.

 

ALIVE Volunteering Cert Deadline Extended

We are extending our Deadline for all students to complete the award to noon on Tues 31st March. Log in with your student id and your student password to update your Presidents Award application here: www.yourspace.nuigalway.ie Remember to hit save! All reflection questions should be answered for the review committee to deem your application qualified. All Certificates will be awarded online and students can download their Certificate.

 

Training Motivation and COVID-19

Here’s a great article by NUI Galway Health Psychologist Dr Jane Walsh about Training Motivation and how to stay focused in the face of COVID-19. Read it here.

 

Applications for NUIG Sports Scholarships extended to 15th May

These are open to new and current NUIG students. More info and online application HERE.

 

Bike Usage Survey

Some NUIG MSc students studying Global Environmental Economics would like you to take a couple of minutes to complete their survey regarding bike usage in Galway on behalf of NUI Galway HERE.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a new social welfare payment for employees and self-employed people who are unemployed or who have their hours of work reduced during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This includes people who have been put on part-time or casual work. You can apply for the payment if you are aged between 18 and 66 and have lost employment due to the coronavirus restrictions. Students can apply for the payment.

 

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Galway

Join a free online introduction to meditation class this Saturday 28th March at 1pm at sahaj.me or meditate now at wemeditate.co.

 

Academic Skills Team

The Academic Skills Team are available to help. Contact them on academicskills@nuigalway.ie  if you have a query and they will do their best to help.

 

Helplink Free Counselling Services during COVID-19

Helplink Mental Health are providing the below counselling services nationally online (via a free app on Smartphones/laptops/PCs), for FREE or at low costs; 7 days a week to people’s homes and other private spaces (car, office, shed, barn, while you’re walking, etc.).

  • Free counselling for people laid off work by the COVID 19 crisis (6 sessions).
  • Free counselling for people with addictions to gambling, alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Free counselling for Irish returning home.
  • Free counselling for Irish living abroad.

More info here.

 

Academic Writing Centre open for Online Appointments

For the next two weeks, the AWC will provide distance appointments. Appointments can be made 1 day in advance. To book, email awctutors@gmail.com stating your student number and availability. One of our tutors will get back to you to arrange an appointment.

 

Mind Your Mind!

Minding your mental health is critical during this time. This will be a difficult time for many so we encourage you to try to keep to a routine with study, food and exercise and check in with friends and family using social media, the phone or other online platforms. If you are feeling anxious please reach out for support through the following channels:

  1. Text SPUNOUT to 086 1800 280 for 24/7 support anytime/anywhere.
  2. HSE www.yourmentalhealth.ie
  3. LGBT Ireland Helpline: 1890 929 539 info@lgbt.ie or online chat at lgbt.ie
  4. Rape Crisis Helpline: 1800 77 8888 or counselling@rcc.ie
  5. Samaritans: 116 123 or jo@samaritans.ie
  6. The Chaplaincy Service is available to support students and staff remotely during normal working hours ben.hughes@nuigalway.ie
  7. NUI Galway Student Counselling is continuing to operate, remotely online or by phone email counselling@nuigalway.ie

 

Sin

Read the latest issue of Sin newspaper online HERE for all your NUI Galway news.

 

Keeping Active

  1. Cultivate an exercise routine (preferably with a dose of fresh air or bodyweight exercises)
  2. Preserve sleep routine and hygiene (decrease screen time 30 min prior to bedtimes)
  3. Maintain healthy eating and adequate hydration
  4. Incorporate basic mobility practice such as yoga

 

Online Library services available during Library closure

The Library is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. This link gives information on contacting the Library and accessing online Library services during the closure.

Fines will be suspended for books due back during the library closure.

 

Contact Us

You can contact the Students’ Union by email to studentsunion@nuigalway.ie with any questions you may have.

#NUIGU20 Part Time Officer Candidate Information

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#NUIGSU20 Part Time Officer Candidate Information

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Part Time Officer elections will take place Thursday 12th March 2020. Polling will take place in the following locations (NUIG Student ID Required):

10am-8pm Library Basement (opposite Media Linn)

11am-8pm Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer

12pm-6pm Engineering Building Foyer

10am-8pm Online Via Remote Vote (Deadline to register for Remote Vote is 11.59pm Weds 11th March on SU Website)

PLEASE NOTE: For Clubs’ Captain election Remote Vote is not available and voting will only take place in Library Basement

Your candidates are as follows and we will be including links to their policies/manifestos/campaign pages as these are supplied to us – just click on their name: 

Oifigeach na Gaeilge

Mature Students Officer

  • Michelle Mitchell

Gender & LGBT+ Rights Officer

Disability Rights Officer

Postgraduate Taught Officer

  • Martin Smyth

Postgraduate Research Officer

  • Sebastiaan Bierema

Clubs’ Captain

  • Kirsty Moran

Convenor of College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Convenor of College of Science and Engineering

Convenor of College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Evan O’Flaherty

Make sure you vote 10am-8pm Thursday 12th March #YourVoiceYourChoice

 

#NUIGSU20 Full Time Officer Election Results

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#NUIGSU20 Full Time Officer Election Results 6th March 2020

President Election Result: Pádraic Toomey deemed elected

Round 1

Coughlan, Alex  496

Mortell, Denis 549

Toomey, Pádraic 1,595

Electorate: 19,760

Total: 2,700

Spoils: 30

Total Valid Poll: 2,670

Quota: 1,336

RON: 30

Pádraic Toomey deemed elected

Vice President / Education Officer Result: Emma Sweeney deemed elected

Round 1

Cooke, Kenny 634

Green, Scott 783

Sweeney, Emma 1121

Electorate: 19,760

Total: 2,641

Spoils: 67

Total Valid Poll: 2,574

Quota: 1,288

RON: 36

Cooke & RON Eliminated

Round 2

Green, Scott 1,042

Sweeney, Emma 1,357

Emma Sweeney deemed elected

Vice President / Welfare and Equality Officer Result:  Róisín Nic Lochlainn deemed elected

Round 1

Burke, Simeon 482

Nic Lochlainn, Róisín 1192

O’Donoghue, Ellen 895

Electorate : 19,760

Total: 2664

Spoils: 42

Quota: 1312

RON: 53

Burke & RON Eliminated

Round 2 

Nic Lochlainn, Róisín 1341

O’Donoghue, Ellen 895

Róisín Nic Lochlainn Deemed elected

PART TIME OFFICER ELECTION RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE HERE 

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the election of the remainder of the SU Officer positions will be postponed until the 2020/21 Academic Year (Dates to be confirmed)

These positions are:

  • International Students Officer
  • Ethnic Minorities Officer
  • Societies’ Chairperson
  • Convenor of College of Business, Public Policy & Law
  • SU Council Chair

For more information contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie 

UPDATE in relation to the 4% rent increase at Goldcrest

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UPDATE in relation to the 4% rent increase at Goldcrest
Two weeks ago today the news broke that Atalia Ltd increased the on-campus student accommodation rent by 4% which is the maximum allowable increase in a rent pressure zone. We have been working hard to try and get this decision reversed!
 
1. The day after the news broke, we immediately made contact with the University President to organise a meeting about the decision taken by the board of directors. We met on the Monday after and had a few positive actions and commitments that came from the meeting; one including a joint letter being sent to Atalia Ltd requesting a meeting to discuss the rationale behind the increase. We also changed the student strategy launch to an open forum where students could come along to talk to the President expressing their frustration and share their personal stories to highlight the every-day struggles students in higher level education face.
 
2. In addition, we launched an online petition which now has over 2,000 signatures. The Students’ Union Executive Committee also went around Goldcrest and Corrib Village gathering signatures and spreading our message.
 
3. We sent letters to all Údarás members (Governing Body of the University) informing them of our position and mentioning that this would be an item of discussion on the agenda. In advance of the meeting we rang around to ensure their support on the day.
 
4. We strategically planned the day of action for Thursday morning to coincide with Údarás taking place so that members would see the protesters while we argued the point at the table. We succeeded and received their support as a letter will be sent from Údarás to the board of Atalia Ltd later on today, expressing disapproval with a view to reversing the decision made. Further to the protest, we liaised with political societies including Labour, Young Greens, Sinn Féin, People Before Profit, CYM and Social Democrats and supported the sleep out #OccupationOfTheQuad last night.
 
5. We have also engaged in a numerous amount of local and national media outlets over the last two weeks to highlight this issue and keep it a rolling item on the agenda.
 
6. After a meeting with the President today (Friday 28th Feb), we have agreed to bring the meeting with the board of Atalia Ltd forward to this coming Wednesday 4th March as a call of urgency. We are delighted to say we have gained the support of students, staff, Údarás, the University President, councillors and TD’s.
 
Unfortunately, due to the red weather warning this weekend we will have to continue our occupation of the Quad with political student groups on Monday 2nd March. We encourage as many students to join us to ensure that these rent increases do not create further barriers to education for our students.
 
We won’t stop until the rent increase drops! #FreezeTheFour #BreakTheBarriers ??

SU Weekly Email 11 – 7th November 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks on Sale

We are now selling our Big Yellow Thing Socks for just €9 a pair. All proceeds go to the SU Charities! On sale now in the SU Office, the SU Shop and on our website here.

 

SU Council Meeting This Monday

All are welcome to attend the next SU Council meeting 6pm-8pm Mon 11th Nov in HBBG019 in the Human Biology Building. More info from su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Vote Next Thursday

We are holding an election to fill the vacant position of SU Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer next Thurs 14th Nov 10am-5pm at Smokey’s Café. Please bring your NUIG ID with you to vote. If you won’t be on campus to vote you can register for a Remote Vote on the SU website until midnight Weds 13th Nov.

 

We Are Open!

Please note that during the graduation ceremonies we are open as usual 10am-5pm Monday-Friday – just let security know you need to go to the SU. All the other services in Áras na Mac Léinn are open as usual too including Flirt FM, ALIVE, the Student Health Unit and the Socs Box.

 

Sin Issue 5

Hot off the presses you can read the new issue of Sin newspaper here.

 

Neil Delamere €5 Tickets

NUIG Students’ Union presents Neil Delamere: End of Watch at 8pm on Mon 27th of Jan 2020 in the O’Flaherty Theatre NUIG. Tickets €5. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. BUY TICKETS HERE.

 

Win an iPad

Please complete the NUI Galway Accommodation survey and you could win an iPad. It is very important to us to find out your views on NUI Galway’s current accommodation options. This survey is also relevant to students who commute. Complete the survey here before 15th November.

 

Library Study Break Policy Starts Monday

Just a reminder that the Library Study Break Policy starts this Mon 11th Nov until to Fri 20th Dec. If you leave your belongings unattended at study desk for more than 1 hours other students have permission to move them and use your desk. Please use the “I’m taking a study break” sheets in the Library.

 

Graduating?

Congratulations! Make sure you register for your Seanad Éireann vote. Seanad Éireann is the Upper House of the Irish Legislature and is composed of sixty members. Three of these senators are elected by National University of Ireland graduates. You can get a registration form in the SU or online here.

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Writing – Academic Writing Centre

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Exams

Semester 1 (2019/2020) exams will take place Mon 9th Dec-Fri 20th Dec. The Semester 1 Exam Timetable will be released online Thurs 14th Nov.

 

Try Sports Next Week – Win Prizes!

  • 2pm-4pm Monday try basketball and volleyball in the Kingfisher
  • 2pm-4pm Tuesday try Tag Rugby in the Kingfisher
  • 11am-2pm Wednesday try Rowing outside the Library

 

Class Rep Meetings This Month

Mon 11th Nov 6pm – 8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council
Mon 18th Nov 2pm-3pm Students’ Union Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC214 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Mon 18th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 19th Nov 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Weds 20th Nov 6pm – 7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Mon 25th Nov 6pm – 8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council

Please email su.education@nuigalway.ie for more information

 

Invitational Boxing Tournament

The NUIG Boxing Club is holding an Invitational Boxing Tournament at 6pm on Sun 24th of Nov in the Kingfisher NUIG. Tickets are €10 for adults and €5 for students. Email nuig.boxingclub@gmail.com for information.

 

Coldvember Continues

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. The first swim is at 1.30pm tomorrow Friday 1st of November. More info and the donation page are available here.

 

Beer Run this Sunday

The Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is the only free running club that gives you a free beer for your efforts! Join them this Sunday at 12.30pm for their monthly 5/8/10k run.

 

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Sat 9th Nov at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

 

Be Part of Galway 2020

Galway 2020 is looking for 2,020 participants to take part in their Opening Ceremony in February. The lead up to the opening ceremony will take place from 2nd February with 7 nights of events across Galway finishing on Saturday 8th February with a huge open air finale in Galway city. More info is available here.

 

Living With Loss Talk

The Irish Hospice Foundation are holding a free talk on Living With Loss at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th of November in the Clayton Hotel. The talk will provide information about grief and the range of supports available to bereaved people. All are welcome and more information is available here.

 

What Are We Doing for You?

You can find details of your SU Officer Reports, minutes from the SU Officer meetings and your Class Rep Council meetings HERE. If you’ve any questions/comments just give us a shout!

 

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

 

Contact Us

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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.

 

SU Weekly Email 10 – 31st October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vacant Officer Position: Gender and LGBT+ Rights

We will be holding an election to fill the recently vacated SU Officer role of Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer. This is a voluntary position that would suit anyone with an interest in Gender and LGBT+ issues. Nominations are open until 5pm on Weds 6th Nov. Pick up a nomination form in the SU Office or on our website HERE. The election will take place 10am-4.30pm Thurs 14th of Nov at Smokey’s Café. For more info contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

Accessible NUIG Events Today

  • All day: What Is an Accessible Campus? Online/in various locations. Keep up with us on the SU social media platforms to tell us and the University what an accessible campus is to you
  • 6pm-8pm Murder Mystery with ISL, location TBC. Join the Irish Sign Language Society for their Halloween event with games and refreshments.

More info from su.disability@nuigalway.ie

Exams

Semester 1 (2019/2020) exams will take place Mon 9th Dec-Fri 20th Dec. The Semester 1 Exam Timetable will be released online Thurs 14th Nov.

Bingo Loco Tickets

The last of the €10 Bingo Loco Halloween Special tickets are on sale today 10am-5pm from the SU Office  (cash only!). Doors are at 8pm and show starts at 9pm tonight at Sult. Your ticket also gets you free into DNA Nightclub and Venue after. Don’t forget, you could win a holiday too!

LAST CHANCE TO WIN €300!

You are invited to take part in NUI Galway’s INDEx survey – a national survey to find out more about how you use digital technologies and how this affects your experience of learning. Your voice will contribute to important decision-making around digital teaching and learning within NUI Galway. The INDEx survey takes only 5 minutes to complete but the deadline is 3rd November. Participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary. There are €300 All4One vouchers to be won each week by NUI Galway students!  

Take the survey 

What Are We Doing for You?

You can find details of your SU Officer Reports, minutes from the SU Officer meetings and your Class Rep Council meetings HERE. If you’ve any questions/comments just give us a shout!

FREE Talk: Resistance Training & Nutrition

Free Talk on Resistance Training and Nutrition 7pm-8pm Weds 6th Nov in O’Flaherty Theatre. Speaker: Barry McGuire – Qualified Nutritionist & Personal Trainer. Covering nutrition and training in relation to muscle gain/fat loss/toning up. FREE Tickets available on Eventbrite

Postgrad Open Day Tues 5th Nov

The NUIG Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm this Tues 5th Nov in the Bailey Allen Hall. There will be over 100 stands on display along with short presentations covering topics such as funding opportunities, applications, and research. This is your chance to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, and other student support services. Find out how to make the most of your Postgrad Open Day HERE.

EIL Travel Scholarships for Summer 2020 now open!

Apply to volunteer and travel with the non-profit organisation EIL to projects worldwide and receive full funding. Read more about the projects and opportunity at the www.nuigalway.ie/alive website under News. Deadline for applications is Friday the 15th of November.

Coldvember Starts Tomorrow

Coldvember is a fundraising event for the month of November aiming to raise money to bridge the gap in funding for Mental Health Services for students at NUI Galway. Each day during November you are invited to join them for a swim at Blackrock. The first swim is at 1.30pm tomorrow Friday 1st of November. More info and the donation page are available here.

Paid Work: Metaphor Definition Annotation

If you are seeking a bit of extra cash and would like to play around with some metaphors feel free to apply for this job. Native English speakers who are studying English at NUI Galway needed to help as human annotators. This task will focus on how we define and interpret metaphors in tweets. The experiment will be asking the annotator how to interpret/define a given metaphoric expression by giving them a tweet and asking them to choose the nearest definition of the highlighted metaphor from a list. Payment is based on the number of annotated tweets. To apply email omnia.zayed@insight-centre.org with a brief description of your professional experience.

Martírio: FREE Film Screening & Discussion

NUI Galway Decolonial Feminist Collective Presents: Screening of the Brazilian documentary Martírio (Martyrdom) followed by a discussion on indigenous  land rights in Latin America – the tensions between extractives and access to land and natural resources – with Irish and Latinx activists 6pm-8.30pm Sunday 3rd Nov in Club Áras na nGael.

Free Meditation Class Saturday

FREE Introduction to Meditation class 2pm-3pm this Saturday 2nd November at OLBC Hall, 11 Ely Place, Sea Road. This event is free of charge and open to everybody.

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

International Men’s Day Tues 19th Nov

To mark International Men’s Day on Tues 19th of Nov the School of Nursing & Midwifery is holding a free Men’s Health Symposium 8.30am-5pm in the School of Nursing. The symposium theme is “The Power of Building Resilience in Men’s Lives”. Please note this event is only for health and allied professionals working directly in the area of men’s health #mhsym2019

Contact Us

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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 9 – 23rd October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Road Safety Day on Tuesday

Road Safety Authority Interactive Shuttle + Roll-Over Simulator 10am-4pm Tues 29th Oct outside Áras na Mac Léinn

  • Practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle)
  • Take part in the roll-over simulation which demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision.
  • Practice the driver theory test.
  • Practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator
  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer.
  • FREE High Vis Items

Accessible NUIG Events

Tues 29th Oct

  • 11am-2pm: Know Your Rights in Hub Central. Drop in and chat about rights in the workplace, college, and public life.
  • 6.30pm: Disability and Emergency in the D’arcy Thompson Theatre. Join Emergency Medicine Soc for a talk on best practice in emergency situations

Weds 30th Oct

  • All day: The Social Aspect of Disability – an online campaign around the impact inaccessibility has on social life and social connections

Thurs 31st Oct

  • All day: What Is an Accessible Campus? Online/in various locations. Keep up with us on the SU social media platforms to tell us and the University what an accessible campus is to you
  • 6pm-8pm Murder Mystery with ISL, location TBC. Join the Irish Sign Language Society for their Halloween event with games and refreshments.

More info from su.disability@nuigalway.ie

Sin Issue 4

You can read the latest issue of Sin Newspaper HERE – it includes your chance to win SU Card credit!

Limited spaces left on following Life Skills courses:

Sign up in the SU Office or call 091 493 570 to register with credit/debit card.

FREE Talk: Resistance Training & Nutrition

Free Talk on Resistance Training and Nutrition 7pm-8pm Weds 6th Nov in O’Flaherty Theatre. Speaker: Barry McGuire – Qualified Nutritionist & Personal Trainer. Covering nutrition and training in relation to muscle gain/fat loss/toning up. FREE Tickets available on Eventbrite

What We Are Doing For You?

You can catch up on the work your SU Officers are doing for you by reading through the minutes of their meetings here.

Voter Registration Deadline this FRIDAY

Are you registered to vote? Call down and pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is this Friday the 25th of October

Don’t Forget

We have free condoms and free tampons/pads at the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. If you need them just ask.

Fees Reminder

The deadline to pay the Student Levy + the first instalment of your fees is Thurs 31st Oct. More Info.

Spooky Table Quiz This Friday

JCI Galway are running a Spooky Table Quiz at 7pm this Friday in Sult with some great prizes. Entry fee €5 per person.

Postgrad Open Day Tues 5th Nov

The NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day will take place 12pm-3pm Tues 5th Nov in the Bailey Allen Hall. There will be over 100 stands on display along with short presentations covering topics such as funding opportunities, applications, and research. This is your chance to meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to meet staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, and other student support services.

FREE 6 Week Stress Control Programme

Stress Control’ is a six session class which teaches people to ‘become their own therapist’. Each session lasts for 90 minutes (including a break). Stress Control combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.

USI Mature Students’ Seminar

The annual USI Mature Students’ Seminar will be taking place at Maynooth University 9.30am-5pm Friday the 8th of November. This event is open to all Mature Students. More info and registration here.

Take the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey win €300!

You are invited to take part in NUI Galway’s INDEx survey – a national survey to find out more about how you use digital technologies and how this affects your experience of learning. Your voice will contribute to important decision-making around digital teaching and learning within NUI Galway. The INDEx survey takes only 5 minutes to complete. It is open to NUI Galway students until the 3rd of November. Participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary. There are €300 All4One vouchers to be won each week by NUI Galway students!  

Take the survey HERE 

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Thurs 24th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 30th Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council

 

NUI Galway Arrangements for Bank Holiday Mon 28th Oct

  • There are no classes on Mon 28th of Oct
  • The Students’ Union Office will CLOSE 5pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 10am Tues 29th of Oct
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will CLOSE 3pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 11am Tues 29th Oct
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will CLOSE 6pm Fri 25th Oct and reopen 9am Thurs 31st Oct
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 08:30-17:30 Sat 26th, 10:00-17:30 Sun 27th and CLOSED Mon 28th Oct
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will be open Sat 26th Oct, closed Sun 27th & Mon 28th Oct, open Tues 29th Oct
  • Sult will be CLOSED Sat 26th, Sun 27th & Mon 28th Oct. Reopening 8.30am Tues 29th Oct.
  • Smokey’s Café will be open Sat 26th and Sun 27th, closed Mon 28th and open Tues 29th Oct.
  • The Wall Café will be open Sat 26th and Sun 27th and open Mon 28th 11am-3pm
  • The Student Health Unit will be CLOSED Mon 28th Oct.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access check HERE

Contact Us

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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 7 – 10th October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

FREE Mental Health Week Events Today

  • 1pm – 2pm The Science of Happiness in GO11 Library Lobby
  • 5pm – 7pm Connection Café in AC204
  • 6pm-7.30pm Self Care Evening with StyleSoc in the Art Room. Make your own face mask!

(Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Vintage Clothes Fair today)

First Aid Courses – just 2 Spaces left!

We have ONE space left on our 3 day First Aid Responder Course starting Fri 18th Oct and ONE space left on our Cardiac First Responder Course. Sign up ASAP in the SU Office.

Sin Issue 3

Here’s the latest issue of Sin newspaper which includes your chance to win SU Card Credit! Read it here.

Ráiteas Maidier Le Caifé na Gaeilge / Statement Regarding Caifé Na Gaeilge

SU Council Meeting This Monday

The first SU Council meeting of the year takes place at 6pm this Mon 14th of Oct in HBB G019 in the Human Biology Building. All Class Reps must attend. For more info please contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

#LittleThings

Today is World Mental Health Day and here are some #LittleThings that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel and how you cope:

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

Graduating?

The Winter Conferring Ceremonies take place Mon 11th – Weds 20th Nov. PLEASE NOTE: Invitations will be sent to your University email address.

Don’t forget that you are entitled to register for your Seanad Éireann vote once you graduate. Get an application form in the SU or here.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? Call down and pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is Friday the 25th of October.

Are you interested in Sustainability and the Environment?

Join the NUI Galway Students’ Union Sustainability Working Group! Email su.president@nuigalway.ie to get involved.

Anti-Racism Workshop

This workshop will take participants through a lively, engaged process looking at how racism functions, where it came from and what we can do to build a more equal society, locally and globally. Previous participants have described the workshop as “thought provoking” “a total eye-opener” and “inspiring”. The workshop is just €5 and takes place 10am-1.30pm Mon 4th Nov.

Upcoming Class Rep Meetings

Mon 14th Oct 6pm-8pm HBB G019 Human Biology SU Council
Thurs 17th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Law/Commerce Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm – 7pm MY127 Lecture Theatre 3 Áras Moyola Health Sciences Council
Tues 22nd Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Arts Council
Thurs 24th Oct 6pm-7pm AC204 Arts Concourse Science Council
Tues 29th Oct 6pm-7pm ENG2003 Lecture Room 2 Engineering Building Engineering Council
Weds 30th Oct 2pm–3pm Students’ Union Exec Office Áras na Mac Léinn Postgrad Council

For more info contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

Threesis Registration open until 18 Oct

Threesis is the training programme and competition which helps NUI Galway’s research students communicate their research to the general public. Threesis challenges all research students (Undergraduate, Masters, MD and PhD) at NUI Galway to participate.  There is free training and the opportunity to practice your skills in our heats. You get 3 slides, 3 minutes and 3 judges and there’s €1,500 in prizes to be won.

Visit www.nuigalway.ie/threesis for more info and FAQs or click here now to register.

Misleór’ – Festival of Nomadic Cultures 10-12 Oct

Misleór‘ is Galway’s inaugural festival celebrating the rich heritage of nomadic cultures. In a unique collaboration between the Galway Traveller Movement, the local Traveller community, artists and community activists, the 3-day event (10-12 Oct) will showcase music, art, film, theatre and poetry from a variety of nomadic cultures. Through the lens of creativity and cultural action for change, the festival will evoke important social dialogue about ethnic nomads and the barriers, prejudice and discrimination that they often face.

Give Blood in Galway This October

5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th, Weds 16th, Thurs 17th and 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th Oct in Clybaun Hotel Knocknacarra.

5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, Thurs 24th Oct in Menlo Park Hotel Terryland

Child Protection Training

Do you work or volunteer with children/young people? Our Child Protection Training Course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. The course cost is €15. Course takes place 9am-1pm Fri 6th Dec or 2pm-6pm Fri 6th Dec. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Beer Run this Sunday

The Galway Bay Brewery Running Club is the only free running club that gives you a free beer for your efforts! Join them this Sunday at 12.30pm for their monthly 5/8/10k run.

Wellbeing Week on Campus 7th-11th Oct

Loads of activities on campus to help you think about and improve your wellbeing. Full list of free events HERE.

SU Charities – Volunteers Needed

This year we will be raising funds for Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West. If you want to get involved and help us to raise as much money as possible for these two great charities please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie We are also always looking for new fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions please send them on! Remember all the time you spend volunteering with NUI Galway Students’ Union counts towards your ALIVE Volunteering Certificate application

Disclosure Training

Would you know what to do if a friend came to you saying they had suffered sexual violence? Our half day Disclosure Training course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. The course is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre 10am-1.30pm Tues 5th Nov and costs €10. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of Dec 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

Contact Us

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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.

 

SU Weekly Email 6 – 3rd October 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Mental Health Week Starts Monday

Mon 7th Oct

  • 11am-4pm Promos and Freebies in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 5pm-6:30pm Mindfulness Strategies in CA005 Cairnes Building

Tues 8th Oct

  • 10am-11am Sláinte Society Free Mindfulness Class in The Space
  • 12pm-1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 12pm-1pm Kai (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 7:30pm–9pm ‘Beginning conversations on Mental Health’ in G010

Weds 9th Oct

  • 9am-11am Dairy Free Tea/Coffee Morning with VegSoc in The Hub
  • 12pm–1pm Max (Therapy Dog) in Hardiman Library Foyer
  • 12pm–1pm Volleyball on the Presidents’ Lawn
  • 1pm–2pm Jigsaw – 5 Steps to Mental Health in Bridge Room Hardiman Building

Thurs 10th Oct

  • 11am-4pm Vintage and Sportswear Sale in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 1pm-2pm The Science of Happiness in GO11 Library Lobby
  • 5pm-7pm Connection Café in AC204
  • 6pm-7.30pm Self Care Evening with StyleSoc in the Art Room. Make your own face mask!

All events are FREE! More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

#BreakTheBarriers Protest Postponed

Due to unforeseen weather warnings Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have made the decision to call off the #BreakTheBarriers protest today. If you want a refund for your bus ticket bring it to the SU office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Read more here

Promos this Monday

Call down to Áras na Mac Léinn this Monday 7th of October 11am-4pm for some freebies and info from Vodafone, International Paintball Group and USA Summer Camp.

Storm Lorenzo

Any closures or updates due to weather alerts will be published by the University at the link below but at the moment it’s business as usual. In the event of a status red weather warning issuing for a campus that campus will be closed until the warning is downgraded to orange/yellow/none. https://www.nuigalway.ie/alert/

Road Safety Week – Free High Vis

As part of Irish Road Safety Week we will have a limited amount of FREE High Vis vests from 11am Mon 7th of Oct at our stand in the foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn while stocks last.

Vintage Clothes Fair Next Thurs

Our Vintage and Sportswear sale is back in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Thurs 10th Oct with prices starting from just €5.

Wellbeing Week on Campus 7th-11th Oct

Loads of activities on campus to help you think about and improve your wellbeing. Full list of free events HERE.

SU Charities – Volunteers Needed

This year we will be raising funds for Domestic Violence Response and AIDS West. If you want to get involved and help us to raise as much money as possible for these two great charities please contact studentsunion@nuigalway.ie We are also always looking for new fundraising ideas so if you have any suggestions please send them on! Remember all the time you spend volunteering with NUI Galway Students’ Union counts towards your ALIVE Volunteering Certificate application

Need help with Maths/Stats?

SUMS is a FREE service providing informal mathematics support to 1st and 2nd year students across all colleges and courses as well as to students engaged in Access/Foundation courses.

Need help with Computer Programming?

ComputerDISC is a FREE Computer Programming Drop-In Support Centre for all NUI Galway students who are taking any programming software development courses.

The Academic Writing Centre is a FREE service for NUIG students 

They can help you to:

  • Brainstorm your essay topic and outline
  • Structure an argument
  • Develop your thesis statement
  • Improve sentence structure and punctuation
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Use secondary sources
  • Learn Editing and proofreading techniques

Child Protection Training

Do you work or volunteer with children/young people? Our Child Protection Training Course covers topics relevant to staff and volunteers working directly with children and young people. It covers policy, legislation, attitudes and values, definitions and signs of abuse, safe recruitment, code of behaviour and scenarios. The course cost is €15. Course takes place 9am-1pm Fri 6th Dec or 2pm-6pm Fri 6th Dec. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? Call down and pick up a form in the SU Office. The deadline to register to vote is Friday the 25th of October.

Disclosure Training

Would you know what to do if a friend came to you saying they had suffered sexual violence? Our half day Disclosure Training course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deal appropriately with a disclosure of sexual violence, in settings where this is likely to occur. The course is delivered by Galway Rape Crisis Centre 10am-1.30pm Tues 5th Nov and costs €10. Limited spaces left – sign up in the SU.

Student Leap Cards now just €10

To get your shiny new Student Leap Cards all you need to do is apply online HERE, then bring your code next week (it only lasts 7 days), your new college ID and €10 up to the SU Office. These are valid until the 31st of Dec 2020 and we can also top your card up for you.

Seas Suas Training Applications Open

Seas Suas is a bystander intervention training programme run by NUI Galway, which aims to promote the health & well-being of its students and wider community. The objective of Seas Suas is to increase awareness of situations where a person may need support, develop skills to respond safely, and encourage agency and initiative in helping fellow students. The Training takes place from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the four following Tuesdays of October: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. For more info contact jimmy.mcgovern@nuigalway.ie

NUIG Creativity & Change Fair Tomorrow

Drop In And Out All Morning 10am – 2pm Fri 4th Oct in Hub Central – Arts/Science Concourse NUI Galway (Near Smokey’s Café). Focus on the SDGs and communication through creative channels your actions and interests!

Call for parents to take part in a survey on Children, Food and family Mealtimes

We would like to invite parents to take part in a research study that explores children’s eating and approach to food. We are interested in exploring what influences children’s approach to food. Parents are asked to take part in 3 surveys over 24 months. This survey is run by staff in the School of Psychology, NUI Galway.  Please follow the link here to complete the study.

Give Blood in Galway This October

5pm-8.30pm Tues 15th, Weds 16th, Thurs 17th and 12pm-3.30pm Sun 20th Oct in Clybaun Hotel Knocknacarra.

5pm-8.30pm Tues 22nd, Weds 23rd, Thurs 24th Oct in Menlo Park Hotel Terryland

Fundraising Gig in aid of Jigsaw Galway

At 8pm on Tues 8th of Oct there’s a fundraising gig in The Loft at Seven Bar in aid of Jigsaw Galway. It’s €10 in and performing on the night are: The New Ravis, Faraway Martin and Stepping on Lego.

Talk by Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-founder, Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway invites you to an evening with CEO and co-founder Jennifer Hyman filled with conversation and insights on fashion tech, business and her journey from start-up to unicorn 6pm Tuesday 8th October in An Taibhdhearc Theatre Galway. Registration and more information is open at this link

Contact Us

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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.

SU Weekly Email 19th Sept 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Comedy Hypnotist €5 this Monday

Tickets are selling fast for our Comedy Hypnotist gig at 8pm this Monday 23rd of September. Get yours HERE.

The winner of the pair of tickets last week was Harper Glazer  – congratulations you can collect your prize in the SU Office!

Join the Gobal Climate Strike Tomorrow

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be marching in support of the Global Climate Strike TOMORROW Friday the 20th of September. We will be meeting outside Áras na Mac Léinn/Sult at 12:30pm and heading to Eyre Square to then march to Spanish Arch at 1pm. Join us! The University has also invited students and staff to meet at 11am tomorrow outside the Quad where the University Green Flag will be lowered to half-mast as a symbolic gesture by the University Community to demonstrate our solidarity to our school students.

Vote on Thurs 26th Sept

We are holding elections this Thursday 10am-5pm in Smokey’s Café to elect an SU Postgraduate Taught Officer and an SU Convenor for the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. Please bring your Student ID with you to vote. More info.

Volunteering Fair – 11am-4pm TODAY – Bailey Allen Hall

Come along and meet charities and non-profit projects that you can volunteer with for once off events or an hour a week. Environment, children and youth, elderly, disability, education, health, international – all for you to browse and chat!

Break The Barriers on the 3rd of Oct

On Thursday 3rd of October we want you to join us in Dublin as part of the National Demonstration to #BreakTheBarriers to Education. We will be calling for:

  • Affordable Accommodation
  • Publicly Funded Education
  • An increase in SUSI grants
  • Reform of BTEA
  • Affordable Transport

Return bus tickets €2 will be on sale soon. Buses leave Galway 10am and leave Dublin 4pm. NUIG Student ID required. Contact su.president@nuigalway.ie for more info

Want a free breakfast?

You can get FREE Porridge* every morning at Sult NUI Galway when you buy a hot drink and use your SU Card! (*While stocks last)

Register now for Global Goals Jam

The Global Goals Jam takes place on campus this weekend Fri 20th – Sun 22nd Sept. Students and staff that sign up are divided into teams, all teams work together, using a tailored toolkit, to create interventions aimed at addressing a challenge relevant to the campus: e.g. challenge related to energy, waste, transport, water  etc. Teams work to find real and meaningful solutions to address the challenge developed. This is a FREE event and lunch is provided. Register on-line HERE.

Learn Sign Language:10 Week Course just €40 starts this Tues!

  • Tuesday 12pm-1pm FULL
  • Tuesday 1pm-2pm 3 Spaces Left
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm 1 Space Left
  • Thursday 6pm-7pm FULL

Sign up in the SU Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or phone 091 493 570 to register with credit card.

If you missed Clubs Day or Societies Day DON’T PANIC!

You can still join all the clubs and societies you want by logging on and registering here

ALIVE Welcome Workshops – Repeated all week at 5pm – 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th Sept – ALIVE Áras na Mac Léinn

How do I get started volunteering? What is ALIVE? How do I earn the Certificate? Come along and learn about community volunteering! Pick one session and feel welcome to ask questions!

Learn To Swim

“Learn to Swim” is an 8 week program aimed at complete beginner swimmers or those looking to improve their strokes. It runs every Wednesday starting 25th of Sept. There are 2 groups, one at 7.30pm and one at 8.15pm and you will be assigned to one based on your abilities. Being able to swim is something people take for granted but it really is an important life skill. It’s €55 for 8 lessons, which works out much cheaper than any other lessons. For more info contact swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie or i.roche1@nuigalway.ie

Gaisce, the President of Ireland Medal Info Evening – 6pm Tues 24th Sept – ALIVE Áras na Mac Léinn

Earn your Bronze, Silver, or Gold from the President of Ireland! Come along and meet some already on the journey towards this national medal for volunteering and personal development.

Volunteer with Flirt FM

Flirt FM are looking for volunteers to cover Irish Language, Current Affairs, Arts, Sport, Student Issues, Entertainment, Irish Music, Specialist Music and more. The full-time schedule kicks off on the 14th of October so to get involved come along to an induction session. Induction Sessions (duration: 60 min)
Venue: 
Acoustic Room, Áras na Mac Léinn 

  • Tues 24th Sept 18.00hrs
  • Mon 30th Sept 18.00hrs [last chance for this semester!]

There will be follow up training in sound desk and digital editing (with more specialised training later in the semester).

Life Skills Course Update

  • Sign Language – 4 Spaces
  • First Aid Responder Course – 2 Spaces
  • Cardiac First Responder Course – 4 Spaces
  • Child Protection Training – 4 Spaces
  • Yoga – 3 spaces left Intermediate. Beginners FULL
  • Anti-Racism Training
  • Disclosure Training
  • Barista Course –FULL
  • MMA for Self Defence

Pool Lifeguard Course

The Swimming Club are running a Water Safety Ireland Pool Lifeguard course at NUIG. It is a 10 week course starting next Monday 23rd September from 9.30pm -11pm. It will be run half in the pool and half theory, and will be assessed with an exam on the last week. Then you will get a certificate which allows you to work as a pool lifeguard in any pool in the world! Ideal for if you want to work in a camp on a J1. For more information contact Swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie

STAND Festival

The NUIG STAND Student Festival 2019 takes place across NUI Galway 23rd-27th of September. More info here.

Ever Wanted to Try Boxing?

Join Fierce As Female 10am-12.30pm Sat 28th of Sept in Salthill for their huge boxing class for women. There will be 200 women and 10 coaches from 4 clubs to help women give boxing a try. There will also be a free outdoor event on the beach afterwards and you get a swag bag. You don’t need any boxing experience and this event is for women of all fitness levels and ages.

Does a sports team reflect a strong community?

Join us 10am-4pm Fri 27th Sept at the Moore Institute NUIG to discuss sports, identities, culture and digital humanities as part of the Examine European Cultural Identity IRC funded research project. Enjoy the lecture given by Prof Alan Tomlinson and after lunch you are invited to join a gathering of researchers and practitioners from the arts, humanities, and sciences for an interactive workshop exploring identities, cultures, and crises through the lens of Sports and Media. The Event is FREE and Registration is OPEN here.

Support the #CLIMATESTRIKE

Over the last year young climate activists from across Ireland have held protests over a lack of government action on climate change. Tomorrow Friday 20th of September there will be a Global day of protest led by school strikers calling for urgent action on Climate Change. NUI Galway are calling on all staff and students to convene in College Park in front of the Quad at 11am Friday 20th September. We will drop the Green Flag to half-mast as a symbolic gesture by the University Community to demonstrate our solidarity to our school students.

Free Workshop: Feminism, Fertility and the Future

This one day FREE workshop takes place at NUI Galway on Thurs 3rd Oct and all are welcome to attend. More info and free tickets are available here.

RAVE FOR THE RAINFOREST 

On Wednesday 9th of October 2nd year zoology student Gary Moscarelli is holding a Silent Disco in aid of the world land trust in the Róisín Dubh. For every €90 we raise 1 acre of critically endangered rain forest can be saved from deforestation. Tickets are €5 and can be bought through Gary. Tickets on sale every Monday between 2pm-4pm in Smokey’s Café on the concourse. 100% of proceeds go to the World Land Trust.

The Beacon

The Beacon play will take place in the Town Hall Theatre Galway 20th -28th of September. Look out for exclusive dress rehearsal access and lighting production masterclasses for NUIG students through the Druid partnership.

Important Deadlines

  • Mon 23rd Sept: Module Registration Deadline
  • Mon 30th Sept: Deadline to withdraw from your course without incurring fees
  • Weds 31st Oct: Deadline to pay student levy in full + first instalment of student contribution charge

Registration Information Here

Cloakroom Open

The SU Cloakroom is back open every Thursday and Friday during term 9am-6pm. This service is FREE and is located next to the SU XL Shop near the Bialann.

Contact Us

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 located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building beside Sult and we are open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Our reception desk in the Engineering Building foyer is open Mon–Fri 11am-3pm.