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SU Weekly Email 28 – 4th April 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

King Kong Company Tonight!

King Kong Company are playing a FREE GIG at 9pm tonight at Sult. It’s been a long semester and ye deserve an epic party! Here’s what to expect tonight

Outdoor Cinema Rescheduled

Due to the cold snap we have rescheduled our FREE Outdoor Cinema to 8pm on Wednesday 10th of April. There’ll be free popcorn and an ice-cream van!

SU Yoga Course Now Enrolling

Sign up is now open for our next 8 week yoga course which starts on Thursday 11th of April and is just €40! Beginners/Improvers 6pm-7.30pm and Intermediate 7.30pm-9pm. Sign up now in the SU Office or phone 091 493 570 to pay with credit/debit card.

Extra Study Space Semester 2 Exams 2019

The following venues will be available 8am-10pm as extra study space

Thurs 11th April- Fri 10th May:

  • IT206 IT Building
  • SC004 Charles McMunn Theatre Concourse
  • SC005 Tyndall Lecture Theatre Concourse
  • TB302 Seminar Room Tower 2
  • TB303 Seminar Room Tower 2
  • TB304 Seminar Room Tower 2
  • TB305 Seminar Room Tower 2
  • TB307 Seminar Room Tower 2

Fri 12th April – Fri 10th May:

  • AM109 Arts Millennium Building
  • AM110 Arts Millennium Building
  • SC003 Thomas Dillon Theatre Concourse
  • SC002 Joseph Larmor Theatre Concourse

Soothing Scales Meet the Animals Today!

There will be snakes, spiders, insects and other guests to meet you for the pre-exam stress relief today upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

Postgradaoke Tomorrow Night

Karaoke is back at Sult from 9pm tomorrow night Friday 5th of April.

Locker Key Return Deadline

Just a quick reminder that your locker must be cleared out and key returned before 5pm on Friday 10th of May to the Students’ Union office in Áras na Mac Léinn. We’re open 10am-5pm Monday – Friday. Any items left in the locker after this date will be dumped, recycled or donated to charity.

End of the Marchathon Celebration

We will be holding our end of the Marchathon Challenge Celebration 10.30am Thursday 11th of April in the Corrib Room at Sult. There’ll be tea, coffee and pastries. All participants are invited and there might even be some prizes!

SU Bookstore Collection Deadline

Just a quick reminder that you must collect any books belonging to you which are still in the SU Second-hand Bookstore before 4.30pm on Wednesday 15th May. We cannot keep the books for you over the summer and any books which have not been collected by this date will be given away for free.

Sin Issue 12

Read the last issue of Sin Newspaper this year HERE

FREE STI Clinics Finish Weds 10th April

Just a reminder that the free STI clinics finish in the Student Health Unit on Wednesday 10th of April for this semester. There’s a year round free STI clinic at the hospital, more details here, and you can get free condoms from the SU Office all summer long!

Need help with programming?

ComputerDISC is open until 2pm Friday 26th of April More Info.

Invitation to Fierce As Female Launch

You are invited to the launch of Fierce As Female in City Hall at 2.30pm on Monday 8th April. Fierce As Female will take place in Galway in September and will encourage increased participation of women and girls in Sport. The event will be a taster weekend of sport, showcasing over 30 different sports and athletic endeavours, from yoga and roller derby, to boxing, kitesurfing, circus skills and beyond. Fierce As Female will also host panels with experienced female athletes and speakers throughout the event.

Upcoming Sinn Féin Society Events – All Welcome

  • Women In Politics Panel Discussion 7pm-9pm  Tues 9th April in G011. Guest speakers: Cllr Mairéad Farrell SF, Pauline O’Reilly Green Party, Sharon Nolan SocDems, Claire Kerrane SF and Jessy Ni Cheallaigh. We’re collaborating with the feminist society and there will be catering provided.
  • #TheNorthIsNext Poster Making Workshop 7pm Weds 10th April in Áras na Gaeilge. We’ll be making posters demanding reproductive rights for our sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends in the north. We’ll be sticking them around campus so be as creative as you want! We’ll have tea, coffee, and refreshments too.
  • Debate: “This House Supports the Legalisation of Cannabis for Medicinal Use” Weds 17th April. We’ll be hosting a debate surrounding this topic, the speakers proposing the motion are Joe Loughnane PBP, Louise O’Reilly TD Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson, and Luke “Ming” Flanagan MEP. The speakers on the opposing side are yet to be revealed. Free pizza!

More info from: sinnfein@socs.nuigalway.ie

Paid Work: Students Required for Sentiment Annotation 

If you are seeking some extra cash and would like to take your part in an annotation experiment, feel free to apply for this job. I am currently hiring participants as part of my  PhD at the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP) of the Data Science Institute, NUI Galway. My topic focuses on sentiment analysis in financial news articles. I am looking for native-speakers of English having a background in business/economics with experience in finance and the area of investing. Ideally, you have a daily interest in the stock markets.
In the experiment, you will be asked to read a news article extract and judge it in terms of the contained sentiment. Payment is €23.24 per hour and you’ll annotate between 5 and 35 hours. To apply email tobias.daudert@insight-centre.org with a description of your professional career, your current state of studies and your experience in investing. More information.

Personality, mHealth and influenza vaccination uptake in adults with asthma

Participants needed for research exploring associations between personality and intention to engage in asthma self-care processes. If you are aged 18 years old or above and have been diagnosed with asthma you are eligible to participate. There is a €30 euro One4All voucher to be won by one participant who completes the full study.

Please follow this link for more information and to participate in the study or Email R.OMALLEY15@nuigalway.ie

The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Full ethical approval has been received to conduct this research.

 

Are you a filmmaker or producer?

CÚRAM at NUI Galway and Galway Film Centre will host ‘Science on Screen’ Information Day TOMORROW. A fund of €35,000 is available to create a documentary on the topic of Public and Patient Involvement. Register for this event now at: https://bit.ly/2FU76lQ

Invitation to ROPES Literary Journal Launch

Join us at 5pm on Tuesday 9th of April at Galway’s Town Hall Theatre for the launch of ROPES Literary Journal 2019! Come join us for a night of readings and wine as we celebrate the publication of this year’s edition, titled ‘Unearthed’. The keynote speaker at the launch will be acclaimed writer Melatu Uche Okorie, 2009 winner of Metro Éireann Writing Award and author of the 2018 short story collection, This Hostel Life. Proceeds from the sale of the journal will go to Galway Simon Community.

Are you a young adult (15-30 years) living with asthma? We want to hear from you!

We are running focus groups with young adults aged 15-30 years, living with asthma, to hear their opinion on what to include in a digital tool, e.g. a smartphone app or website, to support their adherence to preventer inhalers. The focus groups will be held over the next few weeks and will last approximately one hour. If you are interested in finding out more information, please email j.murphy51@nuigalway.ie.

“The Limit Of” Film Out this Friday

NUI Galway Bachelor of Commerce graduate, Alan Mulligan will release his first film, ‘The Limit Of’ nationwide this Friday 5th of April. At the age of 30 Alan realised that he had a passion for film-making, deciding to leave his successful role in Finance to become a film producer, director and writer, without any previous experience. The Eye Cinema in Galway are hosting a special Q & A screening at 6.20pm on Tuesday 9th of April which will be attended by Alan and the lead cast.

Small Towns Big Ideas Applications Open

Galway 2020 is now seeking expressions of interest from communities who wish to develop a project for Round 2 of the Small Towns Big Ideas programme and funding of €200,000 is available. Applications are invited from community and voluntary organisations, cultural organisations, heritage groups, festival bodies, artist collectives, schools, sports bodies, and other such groups. Interested groups are asked to create projects that demonstrate collaboration, ambition, creativity, community involvement, European dimension and of course, respond to the core themes of Galway 2020. The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Friday 10th of May.

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

Thurs 4th April TODAY!

Fri 5th/Sat 6th April

  • Writing and Well-Being: The Academic Writing Centre Annual Conference

More information from studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Library Study Break Policy

The Library study break policy is back until Friday 10hth of May. Pick up a study break form on your way in to the library. You can have a break of up to 60 minutes but don’t forget to fill out the form and leave it on your desk or another student can take your place.

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections and European Elections is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We will have the Gardaí at our Voter Registration Drives at Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm Weds 24th April to stamp your paperwork – just bring your passport or driving licence!

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

Buy your tickets on the Connacht Rugby website and use the codes above to get the reduced rate NUIG student price. Valid for 50 tickets per match. NUIG student ID required. Bohermore Terrace only.

 

Cúirt Starts Monday

Cúirt International Festival of Literature starts on Monday and runs until the 14th of April across Galway and lots of the events are free! More info + tickets

 

Easter Holiday Arrangements

  • Teaching ends on Sat 6th of April.
  • Field Trips (where applicable) take place Mon 8th April – Weds 10th April.
  • Study Week takes place Thurs 11th April – Thurs 18th April.
  • Exams Begin Tues 23rd April (except for 5MB3 Students who start Mon 8th April)
  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 5pm on Tues 16th April and will reopen at 10am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 11am on Tues 23rd April.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 5th April and reopen at 9am on Thurs 25th April.
  • Sult will be closed Fri 19th-Mon 22nd April Inclusive.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be open 10am-6pm Fri 19th Sat 20th & Sun 21st April and 8.30am-10pm Mon 22nd April.
  • The Reading Room will be open as usual.
  • The Student Health Unit will be closed Fri 19th– Mon 22nd April inclusive. They will re-open at 8.30am on Tues 23rd April. Opening hours during exams are 8.30am-5.30pm and closed for lunch 1pm-2pm.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with their last issue on Tues 2nd April.
  • The Academic Writing Centre will close on Friday 29th of March for summer.
  • ComputerDISC will close at 2pm on Friday 26th of April for summer.
  • 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 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

 

 

SU Weekly Email 27 – 28th March 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

Vote Today 10am-5pm

Your final #NUIGSU19 Candidates are:

Postgraduate Research Officer

  • Tock, Emily

International Students Officer

  • Fenton, Avery

Ethnic Minorities Officer

  • Chihumura, Victoria
  • McNicholas, Katelyn

Voting takes place 10am-5pm TODAY on the Concourse beside Smokey’s Café – bring NUIG ID to vote. If you have registered for a Remote Vote log on to the SU Website 10am-5pm to vote.

 

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

Mon 1st April

Tues 2nd April

Weds 3rd April

  • 11am-4pm La Roche Posay Promo with freebies in Áras na Mac Léinn
  • 1pm-2pm Arts in Action “Staging the Archive” Free performance in O’Donoghue Centre
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201
  • 8pm-9.30pm Free Outdoor Cinema at the Engineering Building. Vote on the Facebook Event page for the movie we show!

Thurs 4th April

Fri 5th/Sat 6th April

  • Writing and Well-Being: The Academic Writing Centre Annual Conference

More information from studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Marchathon Ends TOMORROW!

We are in to the last week of the Marchathon Challenge which ends this Friday and our 48 NUI Galway teams have been making amazing progress! Keep up the great work and here’s this week’s competitions:

  1. Team Photo Competition: As usual we will be running our weekly Team Photo Competition during the last week of the Challenge! This week we want to see photos of your team ‘crossing the finish line’ as we near the end of the Challenge…most creative interpretation of the theme will win Smarter Travel Goodie Packs for the team. All photos must be submitted by 1pm on Friday 29th March at this link
  2. ‘Go the Distance’ Competition – Climb Kilimanjaro: During the final week we want you and your team to really go the distance to climb the Machame Route of Mount Kilimanjaro! Teams who achieve an average of 80,000 steps this week will not only have reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, but will also be in with the chance of winning Smarter Travel Goodie Packs and Me2You Gift Cards for the team!

 

Imagine NUI Galway Today

Join the conversation about the future of NUI Galway online today HERE.

This is your chance to have an input and make real changes to life at NUI Galway.

 

Library Study Break Policy Starts Monday

The Library study break policy is back from Monday 1st of April until Friday 10th of May. Pick up a study break form on your way in to the library. You can have a break of up to 60 minutes but don’t forget to fill out the form and leave it on your desk or another student can take your place.

 

Want to be in a Short Film?

FilmSoc are searching for a lady to play the mother of our protagonist in our next short film. Our protagonist is in their 20s so our mother ideally would be in the age bracket of 40s+. No experience necessary and the script is available on demand. We hope to shoot on the week of April 6th so if anyone is interested or knows someone who would be interested, please email: filmsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie

 

Focus Group Participants Required

We are running focus groups over the next few weeks to get student opinions on some short YouTube films that highlight issues around sexual consent. We want to find out what students think of the films, and ask for ideas for how to best promote them to other students. The focus groups last one hour. Depending on the time of the group we will provide snacks / lunch. Everyone who takes part will get a €20  voucher to acknowledge your contribution to our project. If you are interested in finding out more please click here

 

National Conference for Students Living With Disabilities: Registration Open
The Conference takes place 10am-5.30pm Weds 10th April in the Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission, 16-22 Green St. Rotunda, Dublin 7. Join us for this event if you are a USI affiliated student who identifies as living with a disability. Through a variety of workshops and speakers, the conference will discuss how to remove barriers and increase opportunities in the student and life experience of people living with disabilities. If anyone from NUI Galway is registering to go please contact Megan on su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

La Roche-Posay Roadshow on Wednesday

The skin care experts at La Roche-Posay understand that stress, particularly for students, can have a negative impact on the skin. That’s why they’re coming to NUIG to give FREE skin consultations, samples and advice on how to manage all skin concerns. There will also be La Roche-Posay hamper worth over €100 to win on the day. They’ll be on campus 10am-4pm Wednesday 3rd April so keep an eye out, especially for the bicycles handing out FREE product samples.

 

Talk To Your Politicians Climate Workshop

Come and gain the skills you need to talk about climate change and make your voice heard. 12pm-2pm Thursday 11th of April in AC202. Register here – spaces are limited. More info from gtyrrell@eeu.antaisce.org

 

Free Weekly Mindfulness Classes

Every week during term there are FREE Mindfulness classes at NUI Galway. Feel free to drop in – all are welcome.

  • 8.10am-8.50am Tuesdays Mindfulness for Beginners Class in AC201
  • 1.10pm-1.50pm Wednesdays Mindfulness Shared Practice in AC201

 

Taxi Safety Tips

  1. Try not to travel alone; particularly at night
  2. Use the Transport Ireland’s Free Driver Check App
  3. When hailing a taxi on the street do the MPS check – does it have a meter, a registration plate and a registration sticker? Registered taxis must have all 3.
  4. Note the registration number on the roof. Make sure this matches the taxi door number and the number in the taxi itself. Note the driver’s name.
  5. Make a quick call to friends or family, stating the registration number and name of the taxi driver, ensuring the driver hears you
  6. Share your live location with Facebook Messenger or Google Maps

How to make a complaint:

If you wish to make a complaint about a taxi or hackney driver concerning a criminal offence you should contact your local Garda Station immediately and fill in an incident report. In an emergency situation, you should telephone 112 to be put through to the Gardaí.

The National Transport Authority operates a national complaints and enforcement system for taxis and hackneys.

 

Council Chair Election Results

Congratulations to Scott Green who was elected as your SU Council Chairperson for 2019/20 on Monday.

 

Explore Student Innovation Awards Open

Applications are open for the Explore Student Innovation Awards. €10,000 Prize fund available for innovative ideas. Deadline Tues 2nd April. Further details at http://www.nuigalway.ie/explore/

 

Darkness Into Light Early Bird Deadline Sunday

Sign up for the Darkness Into Light 5k walk/run here and help raise funds for Pieta House on Saturday 11th of May.

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections and European Elections is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We will have the Gardaí at our Voter Registration Drives at Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm Weds 24th April to stamp your paperwork – just bring your passport or driving licence!

 

Need Help?

With Maths –  SUMS

With Programming  – Computer DISC

With Academic Skills – Academic Skills Hub

With Anything – SU Grinds Register

 

FREE STI Clinics

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

Buy your tickets on the Connacht Rugby website and use the codes above to get the reduced rate NUIG student price. Valid for 50 tickets per match. NUIG student ID required. Bohermore Terrace only.

 

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 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

 

SU Weekly Email 26 – 21st March 2019

Weekly Email

Welcome to your weekly email from your Students’ Union.

 

#FundTheFuture Walk Out 1pm TODAY!

At 1pm today we are asking all NUI Galway students and staff to leave their lectures in a walk out to demand that the Government #FundTheFuture – we will be meeting at the Big Yellow Thing outside the Library.

Here’s why:

  • We reject the idea of a loan scheme to fund higher education and condemn the current €3,000 contribution fee.
  • We believe Education is a public good and should be funded as such.

For more information contact su.president@nuigalway.ie

 

Want to Run for Election? Nominations Close 5pm TODAY

We have a number of part time officer positions left to fill and nominations close at 5pm today!

  1. Postgraduate Taught Officer
  2. Postgraduate Research Officer
  3. International Students Officer
  4. Ethnic Minorities Officer

Nomination forms need to be in the box in the SU Office before 5pm today! The Election will take place on Thurs 28th March.

 

Charity Week Events – Volunteers Needed!

Monday 25th March

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

All events are raising funds for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway. To volunteer email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Are You Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote or to change your address to make sure you can vote on 24th of May in the Local Elections and European Elections is Tuesday 7th of May. You can pick up the paperwork to register to vote or to change your address details in the Students’ Union Office Monday-Friday 10am-5pm. We will have the Gardaí at our Voter Registration Drives at Smokey’s Café 12pm-2pm this Weds 27th March and 12pm-2pm Weds 24th April to stamp your paperwork – just bring your passport or driving licence!

 

SU Elections Review

We will be holding an open review of the NUI Galway Students’ Union Elections 1pm-2pm on Tuesday 26th of March in Meeting Room 1 & 2 upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Please come along and let us know what you think about the SU Elections – there will be free tea/coffee! If you can’t attend but want to send in your feedback email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Table Quiz 8pm Tonight!

The German Society are hosting a Table Quiz at 8pm TONIGHT Thurs 21st March in aid of  COPE Galway and Galway Rape Crisis Centre at Sult. It’s just €5 per person and 4 people per table and there are great prizes to win plus a raffle so get your teams ready!

 

SU Council Chair Election & Last Meeting of the Year

The last SU Council meeting of the year will take place at 6pm on Monday 25th of March in the O’Flaherty Theatre. All Class Reps must attend. The election of the SU Council Chair for 2019/20 will also take place on the night with refreshments afterwards at Sult.

 

Appeal for Information on Assault

On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning the 13th March 2019 at approximately 2:25am at a premises on Cross Street, Galway, two males were assaulted. One of the males received significant injuries. Gardaí in Galway Garda Station are looking for anyone that witnessed this incident or anyone that may have information relating to it. Please contact Garda Pat Casey 091-538 000

 

#NUIGSU19 Part Time Election Results

The election results from last week’s Part Time Officer Elections are available here.

 

#Marchathon2019 Week 3 Competitions

  1. Team Photo Competition: This week we want you to submit photos of you and your team mates ‘sticking together to get each other through the toughest week of the Challenge. Most creative and innovative interpretation of the theme wins Smarter Travel Goodie Packs for the team! All photos must be submitted by 1pm on Friday 22nd March, at the following link.
  2. Go the Distance Competition: This week we’re challenging your team to complete the Camino Frances trail between Sahagun and Leon (55km), by achieving a weekly team average of 70,000 Steps. Teams who achieve the target will be entered into a draw for Goodie Packs and Me2You Gift Cards for the whole team!

 

Vodafone Promo Weds 27th March

Vodafone will be in Áras na Mac Léinn 11am-4pm Wednesday 27th March promoting their Vodafone X offer. They will be giving all switching customers free wireless Plantronics headphones when they switch!

 

Learn More About Drugs

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Taskforce will have an information stand at Smokey’s Café 11am-2pm Tuesday 26th March.

 

Travel Vaccine Clinic at Student Health Unit

If you’re travelling this summer you can book in to the Student Health Unit for your travel vaccines. More information and prices 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

 

FREE STI Clinics

The free STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit in Áras na Mac Léinn is by appointment only phone 091 492 604 to book. Remember you can pick up FREE condoms from the SU Office or the SU Engineering Desk all year long.

 

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning TOMORROW

There will be a Daffodil Day Coffee Morning 10am-12pm on Friday 22nd of March at the Coffee Dock on the 3rd Floor of Áras Moyola. There’ll be a raffle, coffee, goodies and daffodil pins on sale all to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Want to help out? Email fiona.lowry@nuigalway.ie

 

Charity Take Me Out Tonight!

Entresoc are hosting a charity Take Me Out at Sult from 8pm tonight in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation. Tickets are €5 and include free entry to Electric/44.

 

Connacht Rugby Student Discount Ticket Codes

  • 19:35 Friday 22nd March Connacht vs Benetton: NUIG-Ben-1819
  • 15:00 Saturday 13th April Connacht vs Cardiff: NUIG-Car-1819

Buy your tickets on the Connacht Rugby website and use the codes above to get the reduced rate NUIG student price. Valid for 50 tickets per match. NUIG student ID required. Bohermore Terrace only.

 

Rock Against Dementia Tomorrow

Free this Friday? Salthill Rotary present Galway Rock Against Dementia in the Róisín Dubh. Featuring RISE Choir – ‘Be Inspired’ , Vulture Casino, Galway Baytones and headliners BARDON. Please support the use of music as a treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

 

Bonham Quay: An inclusive urban development?

This focus group will discuss the current student accommodation available in Galway and the thoughts of students regarding the accessibility/availability of student housing. We aim to open up a discussion about the upcoming student accommodation at Bonham Quay. We will ask focus group members about the inclusivity of the development and if they believe the needs of all students are being met. Contact rmnk@st-andrews.ac.uk to take part in the Focus Group

 

DCU Undergrad Summer Internships

Applications invited from undergrad students studying science and health related disciplines for DCU Undergrad Summer Research Internship Programme. Applicants don’t have to be DCU students and interns will receive a stipend of €1,825 gross. Deadline 8th April.

 

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 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.

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

Heart Saver AED

SU Life Skills

Heartsaver AED Course – Irish Heart Foundation/American Heart Association (IHF/AHA)

Course Aim:
This is suitable for anyone who wants to learn CPR, treatment of foreign body airway obstruction and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
This is suitable for Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, Audiologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Pharmacy Technicians, Psychologist, Podiatrists, Dental Nurses and Hygienists & Care Assistants. (Some allied health professionals may opt for BLS for Healthcare Provider course)

The complete Heartsaver AED Course takes approximately four hours to complete and teaches the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants.

The Course Provider is Croi Heart & Stroke Centre

Assessment & Certification:
The Heartsaver AED course follows a practice-while-watching video format and is led by instructors who will provide feedback and guide you through the lessons and
help improve your CPR technique as you practice on a manikin.
Participants who can demonstrate high quality CPR at the end of the course will receive an IHF/AHA Heartsaver AED course certificate which is valid for two years.

Cost: €40 (Usual cost €70) Please note: this course is for registered University of Galway students only.

Venue: Croi Heart & Stroke Centre | Moyola Lane | Newcastle | Galway | H91 FF68

Dates: 9am-12.30pm Friday 18th October 2024 sign up HERE soon

Max: 6 participants per tutor

 

 

 

Referenda

Article 16 of the Students’ Union Constitution makes provision for referenda on policy or constitutional matters.

Referenda

Notice of Referendum Thursday, 14 March 2024

Fógra maidir le Reifreann, Déardaoin, 14 Márta 2024

 

Proposed Constitutional Amendment: 

Referendum to Amend the Students’ Union Constitution

On Thursday 14 March you will be asked to vote in a referendum to amend the SU Constitution. The amendment was proposed by the Students’ Union Executive Committee on 19 February 2024.

The amendment, if passed, will result in the following changes to the constitution.

· Update the name of the Union from NUI Galway Students’ Union to University of Galway Students’ Union

· Update any references to NUI Galway by changing to University of Galway

· Remove gender specific pronouns

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

Do you agree with referendum motion (Constitutional Amendment) proposed by the Students’ Union Executive Committee on 19 February 2024?

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

Reifreann le Bunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a Leasú

Déardaoin, an 14 Márta, iarrfar ort vótáil i reifreann le Bunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a leasú. Is é Coiste Feidhmiúcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a mhol an leasú an 19 Feabhra 2024.

Má ritear an leasú, déanfar na hathruithe seo a leanas ar an mBunreacht.

· Ainm an Chomhaltais a athrú ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh go Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe

· Aon tagairt do OÉ Gaillimh a athrú go hOllscoil na Gaillimhe

· Forainmneacha a bhaineann le hinscne ar leith a bhaint

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear an cheist ort ar an bpáipéar ballóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt uirthi:

An bhfuil tú ag toiliú leis an rún reifrinn (Leasú ar an mBunreacht) a mhol Coiste Feidhmiúcháin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn an 19 Feabhra 2024?

Tá an reifreann seo iarrtha ag 500 ball de Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn de bhun Airteagal 16 de Bhunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

Vote on Thursday 14 March

Previous Referenda

Referendum on Vice President for the Irish Language

Thursday 3rd March 2022 – View motion text 

Referendum Passed

Referendum on Student Levy

Thursday 22nd April 2021 – View motion text 

Referendum Passed

Referendum on Restructuring Students’ Union Officer Roles

Thursday 23rd January 2020 – View motion text

Referendum Defeated

Referendum on the creation of the position of Ethnic Minorities Officer

Thursday 12th April 2018 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

Referendum on Constitutional Amendment proposed by Students’ Union Executive Committee

Thursday 1st February 2018 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on NUI Galway Students’ Union’s position on reunification of the island of Ireland

Thursday 2nd March 2017 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the Direct Provision System.

Thursday 3rd March 2016 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use.

Thursday 3rd March 2016 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on Students’ Union position on the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and possession of cannabis.

Thursday 5th March 2015 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum on Constitutional Amendment proposed by Students’ Union Executive Committee

Thursday 12th March 2015 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum RFC14/1 (Position on Abortion)

Thursday 6th March 2014 – View motion text

Referendum rejected

Referendum RFC14/2 (Position on the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel)

Thursday 6th March 2014 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum RFC14/3 (Position on the Issue of Couples of the Same Gender Availing of Civil Marraige)

Thursday 13th March 2014 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum RFC13/1 (Position on Abortion)

Thursday 7th March 2013 – View motion text

Referendum passed

Referendum RFC12/1 (No Platform Policy)

Thursday 8th march 2012 – View motion text

Referendum passed

RFC06/1 (Structures)

22nd February 2006 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFP06/1 (Student Levy)

22nd February 2006 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFC05/1 (USI)

7th April 2005 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFC04/1 (Vice-President)

19th February 2004 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

RFP03/1 (Student Levy)

27th November 2003 – View motion text

Referendum Passed

NUI Galway Students’ Union to host General Election hustings for Galway West – South Mayo

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NUI Galway Students’ Union to host General Election hustings for Galway West – South Mayo

NUI Galway Students’ Union will be hosting a hustings for all Galway West – South Mayo candidates for the upcoming General Elections. The Hustings will take place in NUI Galway on February 4th at 6pm. Galway students’ unions registered over 9,000 students to vote this year alone. Both NUI Galway Students’ Union and GMIT Students’ Union are working together to get students mobilised for the elections.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has teamed up with smartvote.ie to help students make an informed vote in the general elections and aim to build on the momentum from the Marriage Equality Referendum last May.

Students’ Union President Phelim Kelly said: “Students are ready. Last May we saw just how powerful the student vote is and we will vote for the candidates/parties who have our best interests at hand. We have registered so many students that candidates simply must engage with us. Third level funding is at the top of our manifesto and we cannot be side-lined in the next government. We are delighted to work with GMIT Students’ Union on the general election. We have been working together on this since July in our pre-budget lobbying and will continue to do this even after the election result.”  

NUI Galway Students’ Union will in collaboration with GMIT Students’ Union run with the national #MakeASmartVote campaign which has been trending over Ireland with the national student hustings. Smartvote.ie has been described as a tinder for politics enabling young people and students to make an informed vote on the various issues facing Ireland’s youth today. Speaking on Smartvote Phelim Kelly said “One of the major problems with political engagement for young people is that they are not sure who or what party they should vote for. Smartvote will match the student with the candidate who has the similar ideals as them and will really give students an ownership of their vote. I am really excited to see how this will affect the election results.”

GMIT Students’ Union will host a hustings for all Galway East candidates the following week on Tuesday February 9th at 6pm. GMIT Students’ Union President Michael Kerrigan added “The student voice is louder than it has been in years, these hustings will give students a chance to raise issues as well as helping them to decide who best to vote for.

Updated event information including list of attendees can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/725831710852159/

 

NUIG SU SHAG Week 2016

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NUI Galway Students’ Union SHAG Week 2016

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2016

Monday 8th February/Dé Luain, an 8 Feabhra

8pm SeX Rated Comedy Hypnotist Michael McCoy in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets €5. NEW SHOW! 

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 9th February/Dé Máirt, an 9 Feabhra

11am-3pm Cope Galway Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

12pm-3pm Sexual Health Information Stand at Smokey’s Café

8pm The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Presents “100 Shades of Grey” Bank of Ireland Theatre. Suggested Donation €3 to Galway Rape Crisis Centre. RSVP charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie

Wednesday 10th February/Dé Céadaoin, an 10 Feabhra

1pm-2pm  ‘Pornography; the good, the bad and the ugly’ An interactive workshop, designed to enable participants to think critically about the messages portrayed in pornography in The View, Áras Na Mac Léinn. Lunch will be provided.

5pm-7pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension. 

8pm The Dirty Circus – Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness in the College Bar. FREE event. Prizes for best dressed. NUI Galway student ID required. 

Thursday 11th February/Déardaoin, an 11 Feabhra

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Males) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

6pm-7pm ‘Asking For It’ – Book Club Session. Readings and discussion on the award winning novel ‘Asking For It’ by Louise O’Neill, exploring the complex issue of sexual consent. Attendees are not required to have read the book. Meeting Room 1 Áras na Mac Léinn. Food and refreshments will be provided.

8pm Lit & Deb discussion “Should Sexual Consent be incorporated into the University Curriculum?” Kirwan Theatre 

Friday 12th February/Dé hAoine, an 12 Feabhra

11am-3pm USI SHAG Week stand at Smokey’s Café

1pm-3pm Smart Consent Workshop (Females) in room 65 Ground Floor, School of Psychology, Arts Millennium Building Extension.

Early Valentine’s Day Rolos and Roses – FREE while stocks last!

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

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

All Week: FlirtFM Podcast Series of interviews with NUI Galway students, staff and community agencies discussing sexual consent and supports available to students who may have experienced sexual assault. 

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

More information from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie and www.nuigalway.ie/safecampus 

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

SHAG week 2016 is brought to you by a collaboration of NUI Galway Students’ Union and USI with NUI Galway School of Psychology, FlirtFm, Galway Rape Crisis Centre, NUI Galway School of Drama, Theatre and Performance, ALIVE and other specified partners.

#NUIGSafeCampus #SmartConsent

Shakespeare in Galway 2016 (SIG2016)

2015/16 Projects

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This project will mark the quartercentennary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 within NUI Galway and Galway City.

22 Innovative New Projects funded by EXPLORE

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22 Innovative new projects funded by EXPLORE

The EXPLORE innovation programme, a joint initiative of NUI Galway Students’ Union and NUI Galway, recently awarded funding to 22 innovative new projects to be piloted in Galway.

Now entering its fifth year of operation, EXPLORE supports NUI Galway students and staff to step out of their traditional roles and work together as equal partners to bring new ideas to life. The new projects receiving EXPLORE funding involve over 145 students, staff and external partners and span areas as diverse as peer-to-peer mediation, history, healthcare, schools outreach, the environment, and technology.

EXPLORE is the first scheme of its kind in Irish higher education and to date has supported over 100 new projects involving more than 600 participants. The wider community benefits from EXPLORE as many projects are specifically developed to address societal needs, and the reach of EXPLORE projects already stretches into the thousands both on and off campus.

Phelim Kelly, NUI Galway Students’ Union President says: “It is very encouraging to see the growing interest in EXPLORE both from staff and students, and also locally and nationally. EXPLORE has proven itself to be a dynamic model for enabling innovation. The ongoing success of former EXPLORE projects in a wide variety of areas is extremely encouraging, and we’re looking forward to watching the progress of the projects that have just been awarded funding.”

Prof. Chris Curtin, VP for Innovation & Performance, NUI Galway adds: “The EXPLORE initiative is an ideal vehicle for students and staff to pilot new ideas and establish a proof of concept in a collaborative, low-risk environment. EXPLORE is part of a wider initiative at NUI Galway to foster an innovative, ideas culture where students and staff are encouraged to come up with ideas and run with them.”

Examples of projects recently awarded EXPLORE funding:

Loss Of the Night in Galway (LONG)aims to run Galway’s first light pollution/sky quality measurement campaign by engaging the student body to conduct a large-scale volunteer survey of the night sky brightness using low-light-capable mobile phone cameras that many students already possess. Loss of nocturnal darkness, through excessive and badly executed artificial lighting, is recognised by the EU as harmful to public health, disruptive to animal behaviour, and a costly waste of energy and public money. Results will be processed into maps and time-series. Prompted by the project results, Galway could set out to become Ireland’s first ‘dark sky city’, with improved lighting ordinances.
Lead student partner: Sam Hickey
Lead staff partner: Dr Ray Butler

CampusCreate – aims to encourage creativity on the NUI Galway campus in a fun and engaging way. During the 12 weeks of Semester Two ‘Creative Challenges‘ will be posted via Twitter, Facebook, and through the website campuscreate.eu using the hashtag #CampusCreate. Each week will have a different theme and ‘Daily Prompts’ will support the themed challenge. Participants can interpret the ‘Creative Challenges’ in whatever way they like and upload their creations of video, drawing, writing, audio, photography, mashups, remixes etc. 

The project has the potential to tie in with the Galway 2020 campaign, and could likely be applied to other campuses/cities. 
Lead student partner: Sally McHugh
Lead staff partner: Dr Tony Hall & Dr Fiona Concannon

Shakespeare in Galway 2016 (SIG2016)   

This project aims to mark the quarter centenary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 within NUI Galway and Galway City. All around the world, cultural, creative, and educational organisations are preparing a wide variety of activities to commemorate this momentous year, and this marks NUI Galway’s contribution. A connective series of 4-6 public art campaigns will run from January to June of 2016, and will draw on guerrilla art aesthetics and marketing techniques to promote Shakespeare in unanticipated ways and in surprising venues.

Lead student partner: Emer McHugh

Lead staff partner: Dr Lindsay Reid

ENDS

For more information, contact:
– Amber Walsh Olesen, EXPLORE Coordinator, NUI Galway Students’ Union,

amber.walsholesen@nuigalway.ie, 091 494290

– Clodagh Barry, EXPLORE Founder, NUI Galway Research Office,
clodagh.barry@nuigalway.ie, 091 492860

www.su.nuigalway.ie/explore

Pictured: New EXPLORE participants 2015-2016

NUIG SU Charity Christmas Day 2015

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Day comes early again this year!

We are holding a massive Christmas Day fundraiser in the College Bar on Thursday 19th of November to raise money for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. There will be traditional Christmas carols, cheesy Christmas tunes with DJ Byrno and lots of prizes for the best/worst Christmas jumpers along with a whole lot of other Festive merriment! Get your tinsel, mistletoe and jumper ready now! 

Santa also needs some helper volunteers to assist with the fundraising on the day so if you have an hour or two to spare between 9am and 3pm on Thursday 19th November email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to sign up and you will definitely be on Santa’s nice list this year.

The official after party will be held in Electric Garden & Theatre and Four/Four that evening to continue the Yuletide vibes. €5 wristbands are on sale in the SU Office now and all proceeds go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society. 

(After Party Terms & Conditions: ROAR. Over 18’s Event – ID Required. Admission with wristbands is between 10pm-11pm after that you willl have to pay in at the door. Usual club rules apply)