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SU Weekly Email 25 – 1st April 2021

Weekly Email

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

Wind Down Week Events Today & Tomorrow

Thurs 1st April / Déardaoin 1 Aibreán

Fri 2nd April / Dé hAoine 2 Aibreán

 

Student Levy Referendum

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

 

Marchathon Final Leaderboard

Here’s the final leaderboard for the Marchathon Step Challenge – well done to all 60 NUIG teams who took part! You all did amazing and we hope you enjoyed the challenge as much as we did! View Leaderboard HERE

 

SU Election Nominations Open Wednesday!

  • Full Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 7th April 2021
  • Full Time Officer Nominations Close: 5pm Wednesday 14th April 2021
  • Full Time Officer Election Day: 10am-8pm Thursday 22nd April 2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Open: 10am Weds 14th April  2021
  • Part Time Officer Nominations Close: 5pm Wednesday 21st April  2021
  • Part Time Officer Election Day: 10am-8pm Thursday 29th April 2021

 

Easter Holiday Arrangements

  • The SU is closed Thurs 1st– Tues 6th April inclusive
  • The Library is closed Fri 2nd – Mon 5th April inclusive
  • No teaching on Good Fri 2nd April or Easter Mon 5th April.
  • For a few Colleges teaching ends 2nd April + resumes 12th April.
  • Fieldwork (where applicable) runs 6th-9th April

Check your College Arrangements HERE

 

FREE 6 Week Strength + Conditioning Course

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

 

International Student Emergency Fund

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

 

Stitch and Bitch

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

 

Choose Your Own Challenge this April

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

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Class Rep Meetings Next Week

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

English & the Creative Arts and BA Connects

Weds 7th April 6pm College of Arts, Social Science & Celtic Studies and Acadamh Council:

Language, Literature & Culture

Thurs 8th April 6pm College of Arts, Social Science & Celtic Studies and Acadamh Council:

Law, Psychology, Maths, IT, Economics, BA – Arts with Data Science, Training & Education, Digital Arts & Technology, Early Childhood Studies & Practice, BA Education (Comp Science & Math Studies)

 

Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this April

  • 10am TOMORROW Thurs 1st April Using Zoom Effectively
  • 12pm TOMORROW Thurs 1st April Exam Preparation
  • 2pm TOMORROW Thurs 1st April Excel Training
  • 11am Tues 6th April Referencing and Citing with EndNote in MS Word
  • 11am Mon 12th April Referencing & Plagiarism
  • 11am Tues 13th April How to Use the Academic Skills Hub Effectively
  • 4pm Weds 14th April Goal Setting & Motivation
  • 11am Thurs 15th April How to Create an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

More info and Registration HERE

 

Free Condoms & Lube

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

 

Wellness Recovery Action Planning starts 10th April

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

 

Attention Mature Students

The fifth annual National Access Forum will take place on the morning of Friday, 23rd April. Time and meeting link will be circulated in due course. Should you have any questions about this event, please contact Michelle your Student Union Mature Students Officer on su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

 

World Earth Day Brainstorming Session

Would you like to be involved in NUI Galway World Earth Day on Thurs 22nd of April? Come along to the brainstorming session at 12pm on Fri 9th April to share your ideas and get involved. This is a student led campaign supported by NUIG Sustainability and Health Promotion. Join the Zoom Meeting here (Meeting ID: 910 8810 0541 Passcode: 264604)

 

Inclusive Learning in Higher Education

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

 

Is there a link between substance misuse and mental health challenges? 

The purpose of this survey is to explore if there is a link between substance misuse and mental health challenges in the youth of Ireland. Please take the survey HERE

 

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The Library is running a Student Project Fund-funded grant programme for adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). Some funds are ring-fenced for student-led projects! Find out more HERE – they’d love to hear from you with any questions!

 

Project: Social media sharing of vaccine-related news

My name is Karen Hegarty and I am conducting a dissertation for the MSc Health Psychology here at NUIG, which is focused on examining sharing behaviours of vaccine fake news online. If you have just 15 minutes to spare your participation would be greatly appreciated. Link HERE

 

PhD Scholarships at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is looking for talented, creative and highly qualified individuals to work under the supervision of an academic faculty member and become part of the School’s vibrant research community The Scholarship will cover an annual stipend of €16,000 (for a maximum of 4 years) and payment of PhD fees of €5250 per annum (for a maximum of four years), subject to satisfactory performance. Learn more HERE

 

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

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

 

Darkness Into Light Registration Open

This year’s Darkness Into Light takes place at sunrise on Sat 8th of May. The event is raising funds for Pieta House who provide services for those impacted by suicide and self-harm. More info and sign up HERE

 

Market Research: Food Waste Survey

We are a final year Commerce group carrying currently working on a social enterprise which aims to help tackle the issue of unnecessary food waste in Galway. If you could please take a minute to fill out our survey it would be greatly appreciated. Complete survey HERE

 

Sin Newspaper Issue 10

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

 

Library LibQual Survey – Win a Phone!

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

 

Surf Club Yoga

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

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 24 – 25th March 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

Wind Down Week 1 / Seachtain Scíthe 1

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

Mon 29th March / Dé Luain, an 29 Márta

Tues 30th March / Dé Mairt 30 Márta

Weds 31st March / Dé Céadaoin 31 Márta

Thurs 1st April / Déardaoin 1 Aibreán

Fri 2nd April / Dé hAoine 2 Aibreán

 

Online Election Campaign Workshop this Monday

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

 

SUSI Review on Monday

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

 

More Study Space!

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

 

Sin Newspaper Issue 10

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

 

Want to go to USI Congress?

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

 

SU Movie Night 8pm Tonight

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

 

Special Comhairle Comhaltas na Mac Léinn Meeting

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

 

Marchathon FINAL Week!

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

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

 

Cara Connect Registration Deadline Tomorrow Fri 26th March

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

 

Would you know how to spot a toxic relationship?

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

 

Skin Chat + Freebies!

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

 

Stitch and Bitch

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

 

Choose Your Own Challenge this April

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

 

5 A Day for Mental Health Workshops

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

 

Free Live Workouts this March!

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

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Library LibQual Survey – Win a Phone!

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

 

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

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

 

Gardening Talk 3pm TODAY

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

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 961 2925 7413 Passcode: 924717

 

Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this April

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

More info and Registration HERE

 

USI Connecting Creatives event tomorrow

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

 

Giveaway: NUIG Student Innovation Hub

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

 

Surf Club Yoga

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

 

Nominations for NUIG Alumni Awards Open

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

 

Career Development Centre Events

TODAY Thurs Mar 25th

3-4pm – Employability Award Online Workshop

Mon Mar 29th

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

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

Tue Mar 30th

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

12-1pm – Interview Skills Workshop

Weds Mar 31st

12-1pm – Careers in Youthwork

12–1pm – Jameson – Brand YOU

 

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

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

 

Inclusive Learning in Higher Education

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

 

Easter Quiz for Galway Rape Crisis Centre

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

 

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

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

 

Free Irish Times Subscription

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Junior Chamber Ireland Open night Tonight

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

 

March Lunch Meetups

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

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

ZOOM links available HERE

 

#NUIGSU21 Elections

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

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

SU Weekly Email 22 – 11th March 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

Q&A 5pm TODAY with NUIG President

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

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week 2 & 3

Déardaoin 11 Márta / Thurs 11th March

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

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

Dé hAoine 12 Márta / Fri 12th March

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

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

Dé Luain 15 Márta / Mon 15th March

17:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Conversation Circle TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

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

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

Dé Máirt 16 Márta / Tues  16th March

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

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

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

Dé Céadaoin 17 Márta / Weds 17th March

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

Déardaoin 18 Márta / Thurs 18th March

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

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

20:00 Oíche Scannánaíochta / Movie Night

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

 

Student Survey Closes this Sunday!

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

 

Sin Issue 9

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

 

SU Movie Night 8pm Tonight

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

 

Virtual Officer Hour

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

 

6 Nations Competition

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

 

SU Bake Along

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

 

How To Win With Marchathon This Week

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

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

 

Class Rep Meetings Next Week

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

More info from su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

Disability Rights Clinic – New time & day!

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

 

Running an Online Election Campaign Workshop

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

 

Heads up NUIG Postgrad Research Students

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

We need to talk about…Student Accommodation

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

 

Free Live Workouts this March!

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

 

St Patrick’s Day Hump Day Hoolie

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Upcoming SU Talks

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

 

Substance Awareness Week Events

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

 

CARA Connect Programme Open

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

 

ATS Mentoring Recruitment Now Open

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

 

Final Year Medicine Petition

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

 

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

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

 

Culture Through Comedy 8pm Tonight

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

 

March Lunch Meetups

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

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

ZOOM links available HERE

 

Stitch and Bitch

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

 

ROPES Open Mic 19th March

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

 

USI Day of Action Weds 24th March

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

 

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

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

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

Today Thurs 11th March

11am–4pm: gradireland Live Career Fair

12pm-1pm: Employability Award Online Workshop

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

Tues Mar 16th

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

2pm-3pm: Interview Skills Workshop

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

Thurs Mar 18th

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

4pm-5pm: Employability Award Online Workshop

 

Mother and Baby Homes Webinar tonight

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

 

Career Centre Survey

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

 

Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this March

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

More info and Registration HERE

 

NUIG International Women’s Week Events

 

Sign Up for the NUI Galway 100

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

 

Survey on the Irish marine environment and its conservation

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

 

Coming Soon: Library LibQual 2021 Survey

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

 

Survey on Student Mental Health during COVID-19 Online Learning

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

 

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

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

 

Peer responses to Depression

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

 

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

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

 

#NUIGSU21 Elections

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

 

Student Achievement Awards

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

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

SU Weekly Email 21 – 4th March 2021

Weekly Email

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

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week 1 & 2 

Déardaoin 4 Márta / Thurs 4th March

12:00 USI “Bíonn Mionlach Scéalach” / USI “Minorities are Storytellers” TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

14:00 USI “Cur Chun Cinn na Gaeilge in Oirthear Bhéal Feirste: Linda Ervine” / USI “Putting Gaeilge to the forefront in East Belfast: Linda Ervine” TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

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

16:00 An Ghaeilge agus an Disléicse – Emily Barnes / Irish and Dyslexia TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:00 Banríon Draig Kitty Ní Houlihán / Drag Queen Show Kitty Ní Houlihán TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Dé hAoine 5 Márta / Fri 5th March

12:00 USI Gairmeacha le Gaeilge – Caolán Mac Grianna / USI Careers with Irish TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

14:00 USI Pleanáil Teanga 101 – John Prendergast / USI Language Planning 101 – John Prendergast TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

16:00 Mic Léinn Gaeltachta / Students of the Gaeltacht TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 Biongó / Bingo TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Dé Luain 8 Márta / Mon 8th March

19:30  Tráth na gCeist / Table Quiz ZOOM

Dé Máirt 9 Márta / Tues  9th March

19:00 Painéal Cainte “Ba bhreá liom Gaeilge a labhairt, ach…”/ Panel Discussion “I wish I could speak Irish, but…” TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Dé Céadaoin 10 Márta / Weds 10 March

17:00 Comhrá le hEoghan MacCormaic faoina eispéireas Gaeilge a fhoghlaim sna H blocanna / Conversation with Eoghan MacCormaic about learning Irish in the H blocks TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

19:30 Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua (dhátheangach) / Bilingual Hump Day Hoolie TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

20:00 ‘Ar Son na Gruaige’ le Cumann Gaelach / Shave or Dye Fundraiser with Cumann Gaelach TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

Déardaoin 11 Márta / Thurs 11th March

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

19:00 Lit & Deb “Adhmaíonn an teach seo gur cheart go mbeadh an Ghaeilge riachtannach i scoileanna” / Lit & Deb “This house believes that Irish should be compulsory in schools”

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

Dé hAoine 12 Márta / Fri 12th March

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

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

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

 

SU Movie Night Tonight

Get the popcorn and join us every Thursday at 8pm TICÉIDÍ / TICKETS

 

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

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

 

How to win with Marchathon Week 1

  • Virtual Team Photo Comp
  • Hit Team Target of 7,150 steps per person per day
  • Reach Top 25 or top 150 on Overall Leaderboard

Get those steps in and register them by Mon 8th March at www.activetravellogger.ie

 

Student Survey – Win Prizes + Have Your Say!

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

 

6 Nations Competition

Predict the scoring difference for each of next weekend’s 6 Nations rugby matches for a chance to win €30 Just Eat voucher! Entries must be in by 2pm on the 13/03/2021. Enter HERE.

 

Library Reopening Monday

The Library will be open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, from Mon 8th March to Thurs 1st April inclusive. There will be two available time slots – 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm – of which users can book one slot per day HERE

 

College of Arts, Social Science & Celtic Studies and Acadamh Class Rep Meetings Next Week

Mon 8th March 6pm School of Geography/Archaeology/Irish Studies/Political Science/Sociology and School of History/Philosophy
Tues 9th March 6pm English & the Creative Arts and BA Connects
Weds 10th March 6pm Language, Literature & Culture
Thurs 11th March 6pm Law, Psychology, Maths, IT, Economics, BA – Arts with Data Science, Training & Education, Digital Arts & Technology, Early Childhood Studies & Practice, BA Education (Comp Science & Math Studies)

More info HERE

 

Start Here Campaign

Active* Consent and USI’s 2020 national Sexual Experiences Survey revealed that 79% of college students who disclose sexual misconduct (rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment) told a close friend.

Where would you start if a friend disclosed to you? What would you say? Where might you tell them to go?

Start here.

 

Culture Through Comedy 8pm Tonight

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

 

March Lunch Meetups

March Lunch Meetups start this Mon 8th March and are an opportunity for you to meet your classmates, hang out on zoom, play games, win prizes and have a fun lunchtime. They’re on 1pm – 2pm, Mon – Thurs and this week is for First Years!

  • Mon 8th March: First Year Arts
  • Tues 9th March: First Year Business & Law
  • Weds 10th March: First Year Science & Engineering
  • Thurs 11th March: First Year Medicine & Health Sciences

ZOOM links available HERE

 

Stitch and Bitch

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

 

#NUIGSU21 Elections

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

 

5 A Day for Mental Health Workshops

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

 

Free Live Workouts this March!

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

 

Hump Day Hoolie every Wednesday

Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Student Achievement Awards

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

 

Call For Mentors

NUIG Bród Society is seeking LGBTQIAA+ postgrads and mature students interested in mentoring undergrads. Allies welcome! Email brodsoc@socs.nuigalway.ie to sign up.

 

Skills for Study and Life FREE Workshops this March

  • 10am Mon 8th March Your Financial Wellbeing
  • 11am Tues 9th March How to Write an Academic Essay
  • 2pm Tues 9th March Making Connections with Fellow Students
  • 11am Tues 16th March Referencing & Citing with EndNote
  • 2pm Tues 16th March Time Management
  • 2pm Thurs 18th March Happiness-Positive Psychology
  • 11am Tues 23rd March Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown

More info and Registration HERE

 

ATS Mentoring Recruitment Now Open

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

 

Energy Society Table Quiz 6.30pm Fri 5th March

NUIG Energy Society is hosting an online Table Quiz with loads of fun categories like music, picture, and themed rounds. Participants may enter as a team of those in their household, or as individuals. Prizes include society gear, eco-gifts, and Deliveroo vouchers. Entry is €3 per person and proceeds go towards funding local sustainability and environmental protection projects in Galway. Tickets may be bought HERE 

 

Free Rapid HV testing 

Sexual Health West offers free rapid HIV testing. Free rapid testing is completely confidential and only takes a couple of minutes to get results. During the current climate, we are in the process of planning for testing dates and locations for the coming months. Follow Sexual Health West on social media for updates.

 

NUIG International Women’s Week Events

 

Volunteering during the Covid-19 pandemic: an investigation of the motivations, benefits, challenges, and concerns associated with volunteering formally or informally during a global health crisis

This study explores people’s volunteering experiences during COVID-19. The survey is open to anyone who volunteered at any stage during the pandemic and should take 5-10 minutes to complete. Link for more information HERE

 

Down Memory Lane

To raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and in support of Western Alzheimer’s, NeuroSoc is having a fundraiser, of which all proceeds will go to Western Alzheimer’s. There’s also a chance to win a €50 voucher of your choice. Donate HERE more info available on Instagram follow neurosocnuig

 

A Mixed-Methods Study to Investigate Irish University Students’ Experiences of Participation in Learning after Concussion

This survey will gather information on the kinds of difficulties students experience when returning to university after sustaining a concussion. Take Survey HERE

 

Sin Issue 8

Catch up on all the NUI Galway news with Issue 8 of Sin newspaper HERE.

 

The Prevalence and Impact of Primary Headache among University Students

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

 

Eye on the Edge Galway 2021 – Call for Proposals

We are inviting you to send your proposals for Eye on the Edge 2021 an online festival curated and created by young people taking place from the 23rd- 25th of April. Our core theme and message is DIVERSE VOICES we want to celebrate diversity and bring together diverse opinions, groups and solutions to some of the most important issues we face today’s climate change, racism. Isolation and mental health amongst others. We want you to get involved! Are you between the ages of 14-30? Do you have a fresh idea for a panel discussion, workshop or musical performance? Or are you working on an exciting project that you would like the share with us? Apply before 10th March HERE

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

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

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Disability Rights Officer Clinic Tomorrow

NUIG SU Disability Rights Officer Patricia O’Mahony will be holding a Disability Rights Clinic 3pm-4.30pm every Friday on Zoom. Feel free to drop in if you have any queries. ZOOM LINK. For more info please email su.disability@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

 

Marchathon Step Challenge

News

The Marchathon is back and you can win prizes for walking this March! 

Marchathon is the annual Smarter Travel Workplaces & Campus Walking Challenge that runs in March each year.

It’s a team Challenge, with teams of 3-6 people signing up and aiming to take as many steps as possible during the challenge from the 1st of March to the 28th of March 2021. There’s lots of prizes to be won and it’s a great way to keep active in your 5km radius!

Connect with your colleagues and classmates whether you are in the office or working/studying from home.

Sign up your team here now: https://activetravellogger.ie/ 

More information is available at: www.marchathon.ie 

We will have NUIG competitions during the challenge including Best Team Name for teams signed up before 1st of March

We will also have FREE Live workouts at 5.30pm Monday (Pilates Burn) and 5.30pm Wednesday (Total Body Workout) email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie for links 

Help raise funds for the SU Charities as you walk by sharing our fundraising page: www.gf.me/u/y4ykb4  

Follow www.marchathon.ie and www.su.nuigalway.ie and our SU social media for more information.

SU Weekly Email 30 – 2nd April 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.

 

Exam Timetable Update

You are now able to access your new exam timetables. There are few key changes that we would like to draw your attention to:

  • Exams will start 21st April and finish Fri 15th May (an extension of 1 week)
  • There will only be two exam time slots 9:30am and 2:30pm.
  • You will only have a max of 1 online exam per day.
  • In certain circumstances you will be able to carry up to 10 ECTS into your next year of study.
  • There will be no capping on repeat exams this academic year (unless the Exam Security Group apply it in individual cases)
  • You will only be required to repeat components of a module you have failed and not the entire module
  • You will have up to 30 minutes extra time to upload supporting documents i.e. diagrams
  • Where the Disability Support Service has recommended exam accommodations for you, please liaise with the appropriate staff in the relevant discipline to request that any required exam accommodations are put in place for timed assessments designed to replace the semester 2 exams
  • If students have caring responsibilities, we have asked for academics to be flexible with the current situation we are all in. If you feel that an exam/assessment really isn’t working for you in this context, we would advise to get in contact with the relevant academic staff.
  • Each student will be required to sign a disclaimer to say the work they have done is their own and may be requested to complete a viva, if there are concerns about ownership of work.

Full advice from the exams office can be found HERE

UG Marks and Standards

PG Marks and Standards.

 

Sin

Well done to all the Sin team on getting their last issue out on schedule. This Shutdown Special issue has all the news you need to know about NUIG life. Read it here.

 

SU Elections Update

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 

 

Your incoming SU Officers for 2020/21 who will take up their positions on the 1st of July are:

President: Pádraic Toomey

Vice President/Education Officer: Emma Sweeney

Vice President/Welfare & Equality Officer: Róisín Nic Lochlainn

Oifigeach na Gaeilge: Erin Mac an tSaoir

Mature Students: Michelle Mitchell

Gender & LGBT+ Rights Officer: Maeve Arnup

Disability Rights Officer: Patricia O’Mahony

Postgraduate Taught Officer: Martin Smyth

Postgraduate Research Officer: Sebastiaan Bierema

Clubs’ Captain: Kirsty Moran

Convenor of College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies: Claire McHale

Convenor of College of Science and Engineering: Aoife Buckley

Convenor of College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: Evan O’Flaherty

 

Refund Students Their Deposits!

The Union of Students in Ireland and Students’ Unions across Ireland have teamed up with Uplift to call for signatories to an open letter demanding student rent refunds.

Please sign the open letter here.

 

Marchathon Update

Well done to all our NUI Galway Marchathon teams on a great effort again this year. Extra congratulations to the Red Hot Chili Steppers team who came 1st in NUIG and 17th Nationally!

The NUIG Top 10 teams were:
1. Red Hot Chili Steppers
2. ISS Plodders
3. Stride of Pride
4. Right to Travel
5. GPS Walkers
6. B-MSCs = Big Manly Slow Celts
7. Walk for Life
8. Legs Miserable
9. The Wingers
10. Schteps

Hope everyone keeps up the socially distant steps! View the full leader board on www.activetravellogger.ie

 

Ally File Convertor

Ally allows you to convert files into more accessible formats for yourself including audio, HTML and beeline (which allows you to choose different colour gradients for your documents). If you cannot access this via your Blackboard account or want to convert other files, Ally have just launched a temporary webpage to help you convert files call the file transformer. The link for this is here. 

 

NUIG Society Updates

The Socs Box have put together an updated webpage with COVID-19 information along with stuff to keep you entertained, self-care tips and lots more to keep you connected here.

 

Need Career Advice?

The Career Development Centre team are available to support you online at the moment. You can submit a query or book an online appointment through our online portal Careers Connect here.

 

Need access to books/journals?

Keep an eye on the NUI Galway Library Blog for updates on free access to books and journals across a range of subjects.

 

Questionnaire: Green Spaces on NUIG Campus and benefits to wellbeing

A final year Geography student at NUIG is carrying out a research project on the benefits of green spaces, namely those in NUI Galway, and to effectively investigate how they might benefit ones sense of wellbeing. Please complete the short questionnaire here if you are familiar with the green spaces at NUIG.

 

Free Condoms and Lube

Sexual Health West are offering a FREE mail service of condoms and lubricant to make sure that we are staying safe while at home. During this time it is vital to avoid close contact — including sex — with anyone outside your household. Please contact info@sexualhealthwest.ie The condom and lube wrappers will be treated prior to posting. Stay safe!

 

Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation Galway

Join a free online introduction to meditation class this Saturday 4th April at 2pm at sahaj.me or meditate now at wemeditate.co

 

Bored?

This is a list of services that have been made available for free for the duration of the #COVID19 pandemic: https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/

 

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.

 

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/

 

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.

 

Applications for NUIG Sports Scholarships extended to 15th May

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

 

Global Undergraduate Awards

Applications are open for the Global Undergraduate Awards 2020 Programme. If you are from the class of 2019, 2020 or 2021 and have a piece of academic coursework that received an A grade or equivalent then you are eligible to submit. Entry deadline is 12noon Tues 2nd June.

More info here.

 

Interested in studying Law?

Applications are now open for the UCD Sutherland School of Law Graduate Programmes. More info here.

 

Contact Us

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