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SU Weekly Email 32 – 20th May 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

SU Locker Clear Outs – Book Your Spot Today

If you need to clear out your locker please book a spot this afternoon HERE.

 

SU Click and Collect

We’ve more SU Click and Collect spaces available:

  • 10am-12.30pm TODAY Thurs 20th May
  • 12pm-3pm Tues 25th May
  • 12pm-3pm Weds 26th May
  • 12pm-3pm Thurs 27th May

Book HERE to get your Student Leap Cards, Class Rep Hoodies, Condoms, Second Hand Books, SU Charity Socks, return Locker Keys etc!

 

Great News!

We’ve some amazing SU Card Offers to get you through Exam Season at the SU Shop which is located beside the Bialann in the Library basement

  • ANY hot drink just €1 – cappuccino, coffee, tea, latter or hot chocolate!
  • FREE piece of fruit with ANY Purchase
  • FREE Iceberger or Tangle Twister ice cream with ANY Purchase

Valid until 4th June while stocks last. One offer per customer. You can pick up an SU Card from the Shop if you don’t already have one.

 

Sult Reopening

Sult is reopening Mon 7th of June and will be taking bookings for outdoor dining from Weds 2nd of June on 091 492 671. They’ll also be doing take away!

 

Exam Tips

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

Learn about Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism HERE

Details of NUIG Exam Supports are available HERE

 

Would you like to take over a Flirt FM Show?

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

 

Free Rapid HIV Testing

Sexual Health West will be hosting free rapid HIV testing at various locations in Galway this summer. The HIV testing gives a result in 1 minute and the test involves a simple finger prick. Email rapidtesting.booking.shw@gmail in complete confidence to book an appointment.

 

Exam Stress Helpline

The Exam Stress Helpline runs 9am-6.30pm Mon-Fri until Fri 4th June

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

 

Threshold Support for Housing Problems

If you need advice about rent increases or rent reviews, substandard accommodation, deposits, signing a lease or ending a lease give Threshold a call on 1800 454 454 (lines open 9am-9pm Mon-Fri). They also have a live chat service on their website HERE

 

Unplanned Pregnancy Support

If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy the HSE My Options service is there to help you. Freephone 1800 828 010 to talk in confidence to an experienced counsellor about all your options. More info at www.myoptions.ie

 

Cross Border Student Mobility Survey

Please complete this 5 minute survey looking at an all-Ireland approach to higher and further education access. Overall student mobility has declined in the last 10 years by 18%. In the North, from 2016 until 2019 enrolments from the South accounted for around 4% of the total student population. Students from the North make up less than 1% of the student population in colleges in the south. Take the survey HERE

 

LGBTI Youth Strategy 

The LGBTI+ Youth Landscape and Knowledge Gap Analysis Research Report is being launched via Zoom at 4pm on Monday 24th of May to share the findings of the project with the wider community. Attendees will be asked for feedback and input during breakout sessions being held as part of the launch. More information here and if you would like to attend, please register through the link here 

 

Africa Day

Galway groups have come together to celebrate Africa Day which falls on Tues 25th of May with some of the big online events will take place on Sat 29th of May. More info is available HERE.

 

Jigsaw Hike For Hope

Organised by Scout volunteers, Hike for Hope is a fundraising event that will take place between 12pm on Fri 28th May and midnight on Sun 30th May. This is a challenge organised by a group of Scout volunteers, seeking to mobilise communities across Ireland to come together to support youth mental health and spread hope. Anyone can take part as an individual, with family or create a challenge with friends. More info HERE

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

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

 

Galway Pride Festival

If you want to get involved in Galway Pride Festival 9th-15th August they are looking for organisations and passionate individuals to take part. The festival theme is Hope and any submissions for events, community projects or show pieces should be sent to infogalwaypride@gmail.com

 

Exam Supports

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

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

 

Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops

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

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

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

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

More info HERE

 

Jobs with NStEP Closing Date Monday

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

 

Mental Health Supports

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

 

 

SU Weekly Email 31 – 13th May 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

Exam Tips

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

Before the Exam

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

During the Exam

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

Minding Yourself

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

Learn about Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism HERE

Details of NUIG Exam Supports are available HERE

 

SU Click and Collect – Book Your Spot

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

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

 

Choose our new logo!

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

 

2 Workouts Left! 

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

 

Exam Supports

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

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

 

Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops

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

 

Exam Stress Helpline

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

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

 

Sexual Health Survey

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

 

SUSI Survey

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Mindful Way Meditation

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

 

Applications are open for the 2021 SELECTED Programme

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

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

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

 

What is a Money Mule?

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

 

Submissions Open for Love Your Coast Photography Competition 

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

 

Free 15 minute Dancer’s Fitness Classes

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

 

Tech Talks at Rent the Runway Return 4pm Today

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

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

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

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

More info HERE

 

Mental Health Supports

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

 

SU Click and Collect

News

SU Click and Collect 

Bookings are now open HERE for the SU Click and Collect Service.

Book your slot to call to the SU office for the following services:

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

Please note facemasks must be worn at all times and you should follow the direction arrows in Áras na Mac Léinn.

The SU Office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building (beside Sult)

Book your slot HERE 

Exam Tips

News

Exam tips: Before the Exam

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

Exam tips: During the Exam

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

Exam Tips: Minding Yourself

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

Learn about Academic Integrity, Open Book Exams and Plagiarism HERE

More Tips: 

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

 Exam Supports: 

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

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

Managing Stress & Anxiety Workshops:

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

Study Space August 2021

You can book study space in the Library 8.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri or in the Reading Room 9am-7pm Mon-Fri HERE

Exam Stress Helpline August 2021

The Exam Stress Helpline runs 9am-6.30pm Mon-Fri from Mon 9th-Thurs 19th Aug
 
☎️Phone 091 497 999
📧Email examstress@nuigalway.ie
🌍International calls/texts: + 353 89 462 3763
💻Video Calls by appointment
 
Provided by the Chaplaincy Centre

SU Weekly Email 30 – 6th May 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

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

TODAY Thurs 6th May

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

Fri 7th May

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

Sat 8th May

  • Darkness Into Light. Sign up HERE

 

Election and Referenda Results

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

 

Review of SUSI Grant System

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

 

Sin Issue 12

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

 

Academic Integrity

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

 

FREE Live Workouts

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

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

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

 

Extra Study Space + Sitting Exams On Campus

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

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

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

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

 

Upcoming Career Development Centre Events

More info HERE

 

Blackboard Ally

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

 

SUSI Grant Applications Open

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

 

Open Scholarship Week 10th-14th May

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

 

Online Exam Tips from EDTL

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

 

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

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

 

The Big Rugby Run Sat 22nd of May

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

 

Exam Stress Helpline

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

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

 

Glassary – A Sustainably Initiative for NUI Galway Students

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

 

Need Help?

Help is available from:

 

SU Disability Rights Clinic 12pm every Monday

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

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

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

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

 

SU Weekly Email 29 – 29th April 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

VOTE TODAY!

Voting takes place 9am-9pm today HERE in:

  • Election of SU Part Time Officers for 2021/22
  • Referendum on Environmental and Sustainability Officer
  • Referendum on Independent SU Council Chairperson

Your vote is your voice so please use it! More Info + link to vote is HERE

If you’ve any problems or queries please contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie 

 

Wind Down Week 2

Relax, Unwind, De-Stress and Breathe!

Mon 3rd May

  • 5.30pm Total Body Workout Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 962 575 6830 Passcode: LBFITNESS)

Tues 4th May

  • 8:15am-8:45am Mindfulness Shared Practice Info and link HERE
  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE  (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 6pm Fitness Training, Health and Nutrition Talk. Join this talk with Gary O’Daly from the gaz_gaelic_guide Instagram page. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. Get tickets HERE
  • 7pm The Last Stitch and Bitch. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to join.

Weds 5th May

  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE  (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 3pm Doodle Break with MJ – learn how to draw the Diving Tower in Salthill! Watch on Instagram/YouTube.
  • 5.30pm Total Body Workout Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 962 575 6830 Passcode: LBFITNESS)
  • 7.30pm THE LAST Hump Day Hoolie. Get tickets HERE

Thurs 6th May

  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE  (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 6.30pm Skin Chat. Join us for a Skin Chat with Dr Laura Lenihan looking at Dry Skin Conditions. You can get your skin queries answered and there will be lots of LaRoche Posay and CeraVe goody bags too. Limited spaces. Register HERE

Fri 7th May

  • 8:15am-8:45am Mindfulness Shared Practice. Info and link HERE
  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE  (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 2pm-4pm SU Beach Clean Up* (*Subject to Government Regulations)
  • 3pm Doodle Break with MJ – learn how to draw the fountain in Eyre Square! Watch on SU Instagram/YouTube.
  • 7pm Table Quiz. Get free tickets HERE

Sat 8th May

  • Darkness Into Light. Sign up HERE

 

Election and Referendum Results

Thanks to everyone who came out to vote in our Full Time Officer Elections and the Student Levy Referendum last Thursday. Well done to all the candidates and their teams. The full results from the vote is available HERE.

 

Global Galway Project

Students, we need your voice! Shape how NUI Galway internationalises itself. From going abroad to changing our campus for the better. Come to the workshop 3pm-4.30pm Weds 5th May and have your voice heard! Sign up HERE

 

Fitness Training, Health and Nutrition Talk

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

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

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

 

FREE Live Workouts

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

 

National Survey of Student Experiences of Sexual Violence and Harassment Closes Tomorrow

Please complete the National Survey of Student Experiences of Sexual Violence and Harassment. The survey will close tomorrow Friday 30th April.

  • It will help make campuses safer places for everyone.
  • We need to take action to end sexual violence and harassment now.
  • The student voice will be heard by those making national policy and funding decisions.

Take the Survey HERE

 

USI By Election

A by-election has been declared for the USI position of Leas-Uachtarán don Ghaeilge (Vice President for the Irish Language) and will take place at the National Council of USI on May 13. Nominations close tomorrow Fri 30th April. All information is available HERE

 

Exam Stress Helpline

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

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

 

University Society Coordinating Group

Nominations are open for next year’s USCG student reps and close at 3pm on Mon 4th May. More info HERE

 

Extra Study Space + Sitting Exams On Campus

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

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

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

 

Last Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Come along to our LAST Hump Day Hoolie at 7.30pm Wednesday 5th of May for speed friending, games and prizes! Get your Hump Day Hoolie tickets HERE

 

Mark Sharman Talks to ZooSoc

The one and only Mark Sharman, cinematographer extraordinaire, will be chatting to ZooSoc at 6pm on Weds 5th May. He specialises in filming wildlife and presenters in marine environments; Blue Planet I and II, Night on Earth and Ocean Giants all have Mark’s creativity and intuition to thank for some incredible footage. You can watch some of his content here.  Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 950 9704 8574 Passcode: splash!)

 

Feminist Society survey on student perception of the universities sexual harassment policy

As part of their campaign to get better supports for survivors of sexual violence and harassment on campus, Femsoc are asking students to share their views on the current sexual harassment policy. The survey is anonymous and should take about 5 minutes to complete. Complete the survey HERE

 

Plunge for Pieta with NUIG Surf Club

NUIG Surf Club are running the famous Plunge for Pieta until this Sunday 2nd May! Throw yourself into any large body of water, tag @nuig_surf on Instagram and donate to Pieta House to be in with a chance to win prizes from Mr. Waffle and a €50 AWOL voucher! Special guest Conor Maguire will be tuning in on Sunday at 7pm for a chat and to judge the plunges. Bonus points for creativity and pizazz!

 

Glassary – A Sustainably Initiative for NUI Galway Students

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

 

Notice of Referendum 29th April

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

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

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

Queries? Please contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie

 

Need Help?

Help is available from:

 

SubAqua Club Seminar Series! 

  • 8pm Weds 5th May Ireland’s Hidden ‘Pharmasea’ with Sam Afoullouss

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

 

SU Disability Rights Clinic 12pm every Monday

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

Youth Perspective on The Irish War of Independence

Hi everyone, my name is Jack and I’m a final year History and English student. I have been chosen by the university to represent them and the students at the Sean Mac Diarmada Summer School to discuss history and, more specifically, the Irish War of Independence. The topic of my presentation is ‘Youth Perspective on The Irish War of Independence and Its Legacy’. I am conducting a survey looking for honest opinions among the youth about various aspects of the Irish War of Independence and how it’s seen today. The survey is trying to capture a wide range of opinions on the war and its legacy, even if you do not know much about it. The results will be presented as part of my discussion at the event on the 6th June 2021. The survey is completely anonymous, contains 10 questions and is roughly 6-7 minutes long. Link to survey here

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

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

 

Stitch and Bitch

Our Final Stitch and Bitch knitting group of the year is on 7pm Tuesday 4th May. Open to all crafters! Email studentsunion@nuigalway.iefor more info.

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

 

Wind Down Week 2

News

Wind Down Week 2 / Seachtain Scíthe 2

Mon 3rd  – Sat 8th May / Dé Luain an 3 Bealtaine  – Dé Sathairn an 8 Bealtaine

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

Monday 3rd May / Dé Luain an 3 Bealtaine  

  • 5.30pm Total Body Workout / Rang Nirt agus Aclaithe.  Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 962 575 6830 Passcode: LBFITNESS)

Tuesday 4th May / Dé Mairt an 4 Bealtaine

  • 8:15am-8:45am Mindfulness Shared Practice / Aireachas. Info and link HERE
  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga / Sos Ióga le Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 6pm Fitness Training, Health and Nutrition Talk / Caint ar oiliúint aclaíochta, sláinte agus cothú. Join this talk with Gary O’Daly from the gaz_gaelic_guide Instagram page. All proceeds go to the SU Charities. Get tickets HERE
  • 7pm Stitch and Bitch / Fuáil is Fuadar. Email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie to join.

Wednesday 5th May / Dé Céadaoin an 5 Bealtaine

  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga / Sos Ióga le Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 3pm Doodle Break with MJ / Briseadh Breacaireachta le MJ. Learn how to draw the Diving Tower in Salthill. Watch on Instagram/YouTube.
  • 5.30pm Total Body Workout / Rang Nirt agus Aclaithe.  Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 962 575 6830 Passcode: LBFITNESS)
  • 7.30pm THE LAST Hump Day Hoolie / Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua. Get tickets HERE

Thursday 6th May / Déardaoin an 6 Belataine

  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga / Sos Ióga le Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 6.30pm Skin Chat / Comhrá Craicinn. Join us for a Skin Chat with Dr Laura Lenihan looking at Dry Skin Conditions. You can get your skin queries answered and there will be lots of LaRoche Posay and CeraVe goody bags too. Limited spaces. Register HERE

Friday 7th May / Dé hAoine an 7 Bealtaine

  • 8:15am-8:45am Mindfulness Shared Practice / Aireachas. Info and link HERE
  • 10am-10.30am Yoga Break with Love Yoga / Sos Ióga le Love Yoga. Zoom Link HERE (Meeting ID: 874 036 8565 Passcode: LOVE)
  • 2pm-4pm SU Clean Up* / Glantachán Míosúil
  • 3pm Doodle Break with MJ / Briseadh Breacaireachta le MJ. Learn how to draw the fountain in Eyre Square. Watch on Instagram/YouTube.
  • 7pm Table Quiz / Tráth na gCeist Boird. Get free tickets HERE

Saturday 8th May / Dé Sathairn an 8 Bealtaine

  • Darkness Into Light. Sign up HERE

*TBC Subject to Government Regulations

More info from studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

SU Weekly Email 28 – 22nd April 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

VOTE TODAY 9am-9pm

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

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

Information about the Student Levy referendum is available HERE

Information about all your Election candidates is available HERE

PLEASE VOTE HERE.

 

Notice of Referendum 29th April

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

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

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

Queries? Please contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie

 

#NUIGSU21 Part Time Officer Elections

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

 

Sin Newspaper Election Special

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

 

The NUIG Chase is on Tomorrow!

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

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

Get tickets HERE

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

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

 

Comhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Meeting

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

 

New SUSI Applications Open Today

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

 

Extra Study Space + Sitting Exams On Campus

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

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

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

 

NUIG Environmental & Sustainability Group

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

 

Struggling to Understand?

Help is available from:

 

Fitness Training, Health and Nutrition Talk

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

 

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

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

 

Free Academic Skills Online

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

 

Alive Application Deadline Tomorrow

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

 

Big Yellow Thing Socks On Sale

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

 

USI Student Achievement Awards Ireland

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

 

FREE Live Workouts

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

 

Surf Club Talk this Sunday

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

 

Have your say on Accessibility and Universal Design at NUIG

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

 

COVID-19 Vaccines: A Parasitologist’s Perspective

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

 

SubAqua Club Seminar Series! 

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

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

 

NUI Galway Student Sustainability Leadership Awards 2021

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

 

Career Development Centre Events

 

Interested in becoming a mentor?

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

 

More NUIG Events Next Week

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

 

Creating a Global Student Experience

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

 

Jobs with NStEP

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

 

Arthritis and Physical Activity Talk 7pm Today

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

 

Surf Club Yoga

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

 

SU Disability Rights Clinic 12pm every Monday

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

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

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

 

Stitch and Bitch

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

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Mental Health Supports

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

 

Contact Us / Déan teagmháil linn

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

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

Notice of Referendum Thursday 29 April 2021

News

Notice of Referendum Thursday 29 April 2021

Referenda on Amendments to SU Constitution

Fógra maidir le Reifrinn Déardaoin, an 29 Aibreáin 2021

Reifrinn chun Bunreacht Aontas na Mac Léinn a Leasú

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

The first amendment, if passed will result in the creation of a part-time Environmental and Sustainability Officer.

The second amendment, if passed, will result in the Chairperson of SU Council being replaced with an external independent Chairperson.

REFERENDA INFO SESSION + PART TIME OFFICER ELECTION HUSTINGS 5pm TUES 27th APRIL ZOOM LINK HERE

(Meeting ID: 835 2184 8577 Passcode: 320541)

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

Déardaoin, an 29 Aibreán, iarrfar ort vótáil in dhá reifreann le Bunreacht Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn a leasú. Is í Comhairle an Chomhaltais a mhol an dá leasú bunreachta ar an 31 Márta 2021.

Má ritear an chéad leasú, cruthófar post páirtaimseartha mar Oifigeach Comhshaoil agus Inbhuanaitheachta.

Má ritear an dara leasú, cuirfear Cathaoirleach neamhspleách seachtrach in ionad Chathaoirleach Chomhairle Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn.

Is mar seo a leanas a chuirfear na ceisteanna ort ar na páipéir bhallóide, agus beidh ortsa freagra Tá / Níl a thabhairt orthu:

 

Environmental and Sustainability Officer

 

Do you agree with referendum motion (Environmental and Sustainability Officer) proposed by the SU Council on 31 March 2021?

Article 7 The Executive Committee

Insert: The Environmental and Sustainability Officer

And renumber accordingly

Insert: The Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Officer

1. Shall promote sustainability and environmental awareness amongst the members of the Union.

2. Shall be responsible for developing union policy on environmental and sustainability issues.

3. Shall liaise with relevant societies and interest groups.

4. Shall organise relevant events and campaigns to highlight and address environmental and sustainability issues.

5. Shall represent Union members on relevant university committees.

And renumber accordingly

Article 10 Students’ Union Committees & Fora

Insert: The Environmental and Sustainability Forum

This shall be chaired by the Environmental and Sustainability Officer and shall meet at least once per semester. The purpose of the Environmental and Sustainability Forum shall be to discuss any relevant environmental and sustainability issues or campaigns. The Environmental and Sustainability Forum shall, where necessary propose any relevant agenda items to SU Council for discussion. The Environmental and Sustainability Forum shall be open to all members of the Union.

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

Vote 09:00-21:00 on Thursday 29 April 2021

Vótáil 09:00-21:00 ar Déardaoin 29 Aibreáin 2021

www.nuigsuelections.com

Independent SU Council Chairperson

 

Do you agree with referendum motion (Independent SU Council Chairperson) proposed by the SU Council on 31 March 2021?

Article 7. The Executive Committee

Delete:

7.A

“viii. The Students’ Union Council Chairperson”

And renumber accordingly x

Delete:

7.A.viii The Students’ Union Council Chairperson,

1. S/He shall chair the meetings of the Students’ Union Council

2. S/He shall represent all class representatives on the Executive Committee.

3. He/she shall work with the College Convenors to see that each class in the University has a class representative.

And renumber accordingly

Delete:

7.A.ix

“3. They shall work with the Chairperson of Students’ Union Council to see that each class in the University has a class representative.”

Article 5. Authority

Insert:

5.C. iv.

a. The Chairperson of the Students’ Union Council shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.

b. The Chairperson of the Students’ Union Council shall serve for a three-year term and shall be eligible to be appointed for a second three-year term.

c. The Chairperson of the Students’ Union Council shall not be a member of the Union.

d. The Chairperson of Students’ Union Council can be removed by two thirds of a quorate Students’ Union Council.

e. In the absence of the Chairperson at a meeting of the Students’ Union Council, the Council shall elect from one of its number an acting Chairperson for the duration of that meeting.

And renumber accordingly

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

Vote 09:00-21:00 on Thursday 29 April 2021

Vótáil 09:00-21:00 ar Déardaoin 29 Aibreáin 2021

www.nuigsuelections.com

SU Weekly Email 27 – 15th April 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

#NUIGSU21 Election Updates

  1. Full Time Officer Elections: Full Time Officer Election voting will take place 9am-9pm next Thurs 22nd April on our online election platform HERE and you will be able to vote in the Student Levy Referendum then too. We will be holding Hustings where you can meet and question your candidates next Tues 20th April with Flirt FM. The Sin Newspaper Election Special will be out on Tuesday too. Information on all the candidates will also be available on our online election platform.
  2. Part Time Officer Elections: Nominations are now open for the 14 Part Time Voluntary Officer positions on the SU for 2021/22. Nominations close at 5pm on Weds 21st of April. The Election will take place 9am-9pm Thurs 29th of April. You can nominate yourself HERE

If you’ve any questions about running for election or about anything to do with the elections please contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie

 

Student Levy Referendum

Next Thurs 22nd April you will be asked to vote online in a referendum on whether or not you support the cancellation of the current Student Levy of €224 and approve its replacement with a new Student Levy of €140. We will be posting more information about the referendum and holding information sessions over the next week. You can also find out more information about the proposed new student levy and what the changes would mean here:

Have more questions? Look out for our Q&A sessions on the SU Instagram page and come along to our Levy Referendum Zoom Info Session 7pm Mon 19th April – Join Zoom Meeting HERE (Meeting ID: 862 5524 7752 Passcode: 726951). You can also contact elections@su.nuigalway.ie

 

Diversity Week Events Continue

  • 18:00 TODAY Thurs 15th April The History of Pride in Ireland. Speakers include: John O’Doherty (Rainbow Project – LGBT+ History in Northern Ireland),  Nuala Ward (LGBT+ History in Galway) and Sara Phillips (TENI – Trans History in Ireland). Chaired by Maeve Arunup the NUIG SU Gender and LGBT+ Rights Officer. Get free tickets HERE
  • 18:00 Fri 16th April Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion. Speakers Include: Laura Ilupeju, Matthew Don, Paraic Fearon and Tobi Lawal. Chaired by Cheyanne Nwaonukwube the NUIG SU Ethnic Minorities Officer. Get free tickets HERE
  • 15:00 Sat 17th April “Towards Representation” – Diversity in Politics. Speakers Include: Eileen Flynn, Chris Pender, Bukky Adebowale and Eric Ehigie. Get free tickets HERE

 

Exams

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

 

Nature Photo Competition

Take photos of the nature in your area and tag nuigsu on Instagram + use #NUIGNature for your chance to win SU Keep Cups and Reusable Water Bottles! Competition runs from Mon 19th April to Fri 30th of April 2021 and is open to all NUIG students and staff. In conjunction with NUIG Photography Society.

 

The NUIG Chase Fri 23rd April

We have teamed up with NUIG Law Society, FLAC Society and ELSA Society to put on an NUIG version of The Chase in aid of the SU Charities 6pm-8pm on Fri 23rd April. Our Quizmaster will be Paula Healy from Flirt FM and we have some great chasers lined up, some of whom you will be eager to battle against, but now we need players! Interested team players please complete this form, there are some exciting prizes up for grabs!

Our Chasers (so far) are:

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

Get tickets HERE

 

Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

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

 

#NUIGEarthDay Events Next Week

World Earth Day is on Thurs 22nd of April and there’s loads of events to mark it happening next week including:

More info and links for the week’s events will be available HERE

 

EYE On the Edge 23rd-25th April

EYE On the Edge is a 3-day online festival fusing politics, arts and culture to create dialogue, share ideas and respond to contemporary European and global challenges. There’s an exciting programme of discussions, workshops and artistic performances and tickets are FREE! More info + registration HERE

 

Surf Club Yoga

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

 

SU Disability Rights Clinic 12pm every Monday

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

How to Get Your ALIVE Certificate from the President

If you’ve any questions about your ALIVE Cert application come along 7pm Mon 19th April. Zoom link registration HERE. All welcome! More info from alive@nuigalway.ie

 

Interested in becoming a mentor?

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

 

Collected Thoughts E-Zine

Collected Thoughts is a new e-zine, which focuses on how we interact with our landscape. Submissions are now open for the first edition: Lockdown & Landscape. Submissions are open for photography, poetry, prose, art and written reflections on interactions with the landscape throughout lockdown. To get in contact and to submit contact Lucy at collectedthoughtszine@gmail.com. More info here.

 

NUI Galway Student Sustainability Leadership Awards 2021

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

 

Sin Issue 11

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

 

FREE Live Workouts

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

 

Giveaway: NUIG Student Innovation Hub Closes Tomorrow

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 Fri 16th April.

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

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

 

NUIG SubAqua Club Wet on Wednesdays Lecture series!

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

Zoom Link for All HERE

 

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.

 

Varsity Sparks Student Entrepreneurship Competition – Team Speakeasy

We are delighted to acknowledge the Speakeasy team in their success over the weekend, finishing third place out of originally 75 contestants in the Varsity Sparks competition, awarding the team €1,000 in seed funding. A great achievement by the team consisting of three final year BSc Business Information Systems students Tara Gibney, Erin Hession and Eoin O’Malley. The team would like to share their gratitude to all those who voted and supported the team in their efforts.

 

Galway Community Café

Galway Community Café is a newly established out of hours adult mental health service. Whether struggling with stress and pressures of college, or needing a social outlet, we wanted to let the students of Galway know that the Galway Community Café is available for them. In line with current Covid-19 restrictions the café is open on a virtual basis. Anyone wishing to have a chat or learn more about the café is welcome to make an appointment through the website for a phone call or video chat with a peer connector. For more information check out the website and social media Facebook or Twitter

 

Is there a link between substance misuse and mental health challenges? Please take the survey and have your say! 

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. Take the Survey HERE

 

Galway City Mayor’s Awards for Volunteering Close Tomorrow

The annual awards will formally recognise the outstanding contributions that local volunteers, community groups and voluntary organisations have made in supporting the residents of Galway City during the past year. There’s a number of categories and the deadline to apply is 5pm Friday 16th of April. More info and application HERE

 

TOYP Nominations Close this Sunday

Junior Chamber Ireland is looking for outstanding young persons (aged 18-40) to represent Ireland! Submit a nomination before this Sun 18th April! Nominate HERE

 

“Can using social media influence your views on politics and how you vote?”

EDIC Sligo is hosting a free webinar on this topic 1pm-1.45pm TODAY Thurs 15th April. Registration for the event is via Eventbrite HERE.

 

Extended Library Opening

The library is now open evenings and weekends. They are open 08:30-22:00 Mon-Fri, 08:30-17:30 Sat, 10:00-17:30 Sun. You can also now book 2 slots per day. Book your study space 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.