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Marchathon Step Challenge

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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.

SHAG Week 2021

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Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week 2021

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis 2021

SHAG Week Events / Imeachtaí Sheachtain SHAG

Monday 15th February / Dé Luain an 15 Feabhra 2021

  • 17:00 Sexual Health Workshop / Ceardlann Sláinte Gnéis – discussing STI’s, where to get the best Sex Toys and Safe Cybersex – hosted by Sexual Health West. ZOOM LINK

Tuesday 16th February / Dé Máirt an 16 Feabhra 2021

  • 18:00 Gnéas le Grace Workshop / Ceardlann Gnéas le Grace – Loving Your Sexual Body ZOOM LINK
  • Guess How Many Condoms are in the Jar / Tomhais Cá Mhéad Coincíní atá sa Chrúsca?
  • Decolonising contraception / Frithghiniúint a Dhíchoilíniú (See our Instagram)

Wednesday 17th February / Dé Céadaoin an 17 Feabhra 2021

  • 18:00 Panel discussion on Sex Ed Reform in the Irish Education System / Plé Painéil ar Athchóiriú an Ghnéasoideachais i gCóras Oideachais na hÉireann  – Speakers include: Amy Burke (End IBSA Ireland), Róisín O’Connor (NUIG Student Sexual Health activist), Active*Consent/GRCC representative, Caelainn Hogan (Republic of Shame author) ZOOM LINK
  • 19:30 Hump Day Hoolie / Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua Tickets via Eventbrite HERE – Zoom Link will be sent to you on day of event.

Thursday 18th February / Déardaoin an 18 Feabhra 2021

  • 17:30 “Making Safer Sex Sexy” Workshop / Ceardlann um Ghnéas Níos Sábháilte a Dhéanamh Níos Gnéasúla with Caroline West ZOOM LINK
  • Sexual Health Podcasts / Podchraoltaí Sláinte Gnéis (list of recommendations)

Friday 19th February / Dé hAoine an 19 Feabhra 2021

  • 15:00-18:30 Disclosure Training / Oiliúint Nochta with Galway Rape Crisis Centre FULLY BOOKED
  • 17:00 Bottoming 101 This workshop will talk (potential) bottoms through anal sex from prep, to action and after care. This session will focus on the anatomy of anal sex, the ways in which pleasure can be maximised and the reasons being a bottom may or not be right for you. This is open to anyone who is interested to attend, inclusive language and discussion will be emphasised. Presented by Dean O’Reilly. ZOOM LINK
  • 19:30 Sex Toy Bingo / Biongó Bréagán Gnéis – This is not the type of bingo your granny would go to! There’s loads of sex toy prizes up for grabs and our host is comedian Steve Bennett so the craic will be had. All attendees will also get a 10% discount code to use at SexSiopa.ie. The event is free but there’s a suggested donation amount of €5 which will all go to the SU Charity Fund supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. Please give what you can. Tickets via Eventbrite HERE Zoom Link will be sent to you on day of event.

ALL WEEK

An tseachtain ar fad

  • Cuir do Thástáil STI SAOR IN AISCE in áirithe le hAonad Sláinte na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh ar 091 494 337
  • Cuir do Mhearthástáil VEID SAOR IN AISCE in áirithe le Sexual Health West
  • Ordaigh coiscíní agus bealadh saor in aisce ó Sexual Health WestHIV Ireland

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

SU Weekly Email 17 – 4th February 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

SU Charity Collection Day 

This Saturday 6th of February we can’t hold our usual collection day on the streets of Galway for the SU Charities due to Covid restrictions. Instead we are asking everyone to please share our online fundraising page and ask all your friends and family to donate what they can to the SU Charities. Please donate what you can and share this link: www.gf.me/u/y4ykb4  

About the SU Charities:

  • Galway Autism Partnership supports families and individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dedicated to providing a professional, caring and confidential counselling and support service for those in our community affected by sexual abuse and sexual violence
  • Helplink Mental Health is a charitable organisation providing accessible counselling, information and education mental health services locally (West of Ireland), nationally and internationally.

 

Apply to be a 2021/22 CÉIM peer learning leader
Becoming a CÉIM leader is an excellent opportunity to develop key skills, make new friends, support 1st year students, and boost your CV. Science leaders are being sought for the first time this year.

Click HERE Become a Student Leader – CÉIM (nuigalway.ie) to find out more and apply. 

 

Sex Toy Bingo Tickets on Sale

This is not the type of bingo your granny would go to! Our Sex Toy Bingo is back at 7.30pm on Fri 19th Feb for SHAG Week. There’s loads of sex toy prizes up for grabs and our host is comedian Steve Bennett so the craic will be had. The event is free but there’s a suggested donation amount of €5 which will all go to the SU Charity Fund supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. Please give what you can. Tickets via Eventbrite HERE

 

Join the Kilometre Challenge!  

Join us this February in our second Kilometre Challenge to raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

  1. Sign up here
  2. Pick your target number of Kilometres to complete over February
  3. Get walking/running/cycling to reach your target by the 28th of February!
  4. Get friends and family to donate to the SU Charities

 

Sustainable Monday

Our #SustainableMonday campaign every Monday this February will highlight small changes we can all make that will have a big impact on our planet. There’s also loads of chances to win SU Keep Cups and reusable water bottles – just tag us on social media with #SustainableMonday and let us know the changes you are making to live more sustainably. More info HERE and from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Anti-Racism Workshop / Ceardlann Frithchiníochais

This free workshop will be delivered online over two evenings 6pm-8pm Mon 15th and Thurs 18th of Feb. Day 1 looks at “How to Be An Ally: Self-Awareness, Anti-Racism and Effective Allyship” and Day 2 is the “Beginner’s Guide to Changing the World”. More info HERE. To register email su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

NUIG Re-Orientation Day

Re-orientation Day is taking place on Wednesday 10th of February and there’s loads on including Q&A sessions, chances to meet your service providers (including the SU!), Workshops, Societies & Clubs Fair, fun events, competitions and prizes. It’s for everybody so pop along! More info

 

Get Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Our Hump Day Hoolies are on every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Join us and comedian Steve Bennett for lots of craic, comedy and speed friending! Get your tickets HERE

 

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

 

Stitch & Bitch

Join our knitting group for chats at 7pm every Tuesday in February. All crafters welcome! More info from studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

 

Postgrad Údarás Election Result

Congratulations to Sebastiaan Bierema on being elected as the Postgraduate representative on Údarás na hOllscoile. Seb is the current Students’ Union Postgraduate Research Officer and he was elected on the first count in yesterday’s election.

 

Flirt FM Wall Planners for Semester 2

Flirt FM have now left copies of their new planner for collection in the foyer of the library and also at the Post Room on campus (next door to the Student Registry Helpdesk). If you are not near campus you can also download and print off a copy from the link here.

 

Blackboard Ally Survey

Blackboard Ally improves the accessibility of learning materials by allowing users to download documents in multiple formats. Since its launch, students and staff have downloaded over 50,000 files in alternative formats with just one click from the NUIG Blackboard site. The Inclusive Learning project team wants to hear about your experience with alternative formats via Blackboard Ally. Please complete their quick survey HERE

 

Mature Students’ Seminar Tomorrow

The Mature Students’ Seminar is an event which aims to empower, encourage, inspire, support and motivate mature students during their time in College. This event will take place 10am-4pm tomorrow Fri 5th Feb. You can register for the event 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

 

Not Another Zoom Quiz!

NUIG HR students are holding “Not Another Zoom Quiz” on Thurs 11th of Feb and there’s over €1,000 worth of prizes to be won! Special guest will be social influencer Louise Cooney and all proceeds go to Galway Simon Community. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased here.

 

Survey about College Students and the Food Pyramid

The goal of this research by a student from St Angela’s College in Sligo is to find out more about the food and drink choices of undergrad college students and what are the factors influencing those choices. You can complete the short survey here

 

EMpower

EMpower is an event which aims to empower, encourage, inspire and motivate students from ethnic minorities to put themselves forward for leadership positions in their Students’ Union, clubs and societies on campus or any other positions of influence. This event will take place on Fri 12th and Sat 13th Feb. Registration and more info HERE.

 

Free Condoms + Lube

Sexual Health West offers free protection packages including condoms, lubricant and sexual health information to anyone in need of protection! Simply reach out to Sexual Health West at info@sexualhealthwest.ie or on Social Media with your name and address and a discreet free package will be delivered to your door within a couple of days. This is an ongoing service that can be availed of again and again!

 

Need international market research information for an assignment?

Check out an Introduction to Passport for market research at 2pm on Thurs 11th Feb Registration and info HERE.

 

Need to know more about how to use Library information resources in your assignments and research this semester?

Check out the Library and Research Know-how OER, available HERE.

 

ADHD Ireland Survey

Please complete ADHD Ireland 5 minute survey for young people aged 18-24 with ADHD HERE

 

Girl Gone International – Galway

Girl Gone International (GGI) is a fun, friendly local and global community offering friendship, connection, support, belonging, empowerment and happiness to women and non-binary people living overseas or far from home. GGI hosts meetups every month for the members of their community to get together and meet each other in person – come strangers, leave friends! You can join the Galway Girl Gone International group HERE.

 

ADHD Ireland are looking for a new team of ADDvisors!

This is open to anyone aged 18-24 who either had ADHG or has an interest in ADHD. Volunteer to learn new skills + support your peers. Training provided. More info from terri@adhdireland.ie

 

Need Help with Writing?

The NUIG free Academic Writing Centre Reopens Tues 2nd Feb. More info.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online 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.

 

Sustainable Monday

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Students’ Union Launch Sustainable Monday Campaign  

NUI Galway Students’ Union launch their #SustainableMonday campaign today to highlight the small changes we can all make that will have a big impact on our planet. Each Monday in February the SU will have tips and information on ways to live more sustainably. With Covid-19 restrictions we are all more conscious of what we consume and the waste we produce. This campaign aims to offer NUIG students advice and encouragement to live more sustainably.

Week 1 will look at the food we consume and the impact our food choices have on the world around us. There’ll be meat free Monday recipes along with tips on which vegetables are in season this month. Throughout the campaign the SU will be running competitions to win reusable keep cups and water bottles where students share their own #SustainableMonday tips and ideas.

Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey said: “We are delighted to launch our #SustainableMonday campaign this month. This year we introduced our SU Clean Ups and they were a huge success showing how much our students care about the world they live in. This campaign will show that by making small changes in our lives, like our choice of toothbrush, we can be part of the move to a sustainable future.”

Students’ Union Welfare and Equality Officer Róisín Nic Lochlainn added: “This campaign is very much about thinking globally by acting locally. We will be encouraging our students to look at sustainable food and transport choices. We will be highlighting the different charity shops in Galway along with making your own clothes with our online Stitch & Bitch knitting and crafts group.”

Sustainable Monday Information

SU Weekly Email 16 – 28th January 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

Postgrads Vote Today!

Voting takes place online 9am to 9pm TODAY Thurs 28th Jan to elect a Postgraduate student to Údarás na hOllscoile, the Governing Authority, which is the ultimate decision-making body in the University. The full list of candidates is available here or by going to www.nuigsuelections.com

If you are a Postgrad student you can vote by logging in to www.nuigsuelections.com using your student ID number and campus password. Only registered postgraduate students can vote in this election.

 

Kilometre Challenge Starts Monday!

Join us this February in our second Kilometre Challenge to raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

  1. Sign up here
  2. Pick your target number of Kilometres to complete over February
  3. Get walking/running/cycling to reach your target by the 28th of February!

 

Sustainable Monday

Our #SustainableMonday campaign every Monday this February will highlight small changes we can all make that will have a big impact on our planet. There’s also loads of chances to win SU Keep Cups and reusable water bottles – just tag us on social media with #SustainableMonday and let us know the changes you are making to live more sustainably. More info from su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

 

Stitch & Bitch Starts Tuesday!

Join our knitting group for chats every Tuesday in February. All crafters welcome! More info from studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

 

Get Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Our Hump Day Hoolies are on every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Join us and comedian Steve Bennett for lots of craic, comedy and speed friending! Get your tickets HERE

 

Need Help with Writing?

The NUIG free Academic Writing Centre Reopens Tues 2nd Feb. More info.

 

Gaisce Monthly Meetups

Join the ALIVE team for a chat with fellow students on their Gaisce journey! Ireland’s only national medal is a great opportunity to set personal goals, track and achieve in the areas of physical; community volunteering; skills. They meet on Zoom the first Tuesday of the month. Join them at 9pm Tues 2nd Feb here.

 

Postgrad Workers Alliance Meeting

The NUIG Postgraduate Workers Alliance are holding an open information meeting at 11am on Friday to discuss some of the issues to do with worker’s rights and fair treatment of postgrads which have been coming up in the last while. Everyone is welcome to come along whether you want to learn more about the current state of negotiations with the university management or just to vent a bit about any issues that you’re facing at the moment. More info at https://twitter.com/pgwanuig or email galwaypgwa@gmail.com

 

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

 

Help NUIG PhD student Sukanya reach Antarctica for a Greener Future!

Sukanya’s research investigates climate change and urbanization impact on wastewater management systems. She has been chosen to journey to Antarctica on the 2041 ClimateForce International Antarctic Expedition. She needs your support to go on this expedition. More info here.

 

USI Elections

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) represent + work on behalf of 374,000 students across the island of Ireland. Nominations for positions on the 2021/22 USI Executive Team are now open and close Weds 24th Feb. Give us a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie if you’re interested in running for USI Elections or find more info HERE

 

LIFT Leadership – Join a Group!

NUI Galway has purchased the license for this semester to run the LIFT Leadership programme. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to focus and build your leadership skills and potential! Small groups will be made with a trained facilitator and run for Feb and March.

Sign up here. There will be an online short welcome for any questions or drop a line to lift@nuigalway.ie

 

Are you a graduate from an NUI university or college and an Irish citizen?

The deadline to claim your Vote in elections to Seanad Éireann is Fri 26th Feb. You don’t automatically get your vote when you graduate – you must register. More info here.

 

SpunOut.ie are recruiting 16-25 year olds to join their Action Panels

The Panels are based in Dublin, Waterford, Cork and Galway and meet remotely three times a year to help shape the direction of Ireland’s Youth Information Website. There are also specific nationwide Action Panels for Young Travellers + young people from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) communities.

More info here.

 

Ohana Zero Suicide Training

Take the Free Ohana ZERO suicide training today and gain the skills to save a life. This training, which takes approximately 20 minutes, focuses on breaking stigma and encouraging open conversations. #SeeSaySignpost

 

National Student Survey on Social Justice in Higher Education

You are being asked to take part in an anonymous, online survey about your views and perceptions of social justice issues in higher education in Ireland. The survey will take approx. 10 minutes and will help develop a deeper understanding of students’ impressions and understandings of issues pertaining to equality, equity/fairness, social and cultural diversity (including sexual orientation, gender, race-ethnicity, social class, ability status), and to rights, inclusion, participation etc. in higher education. Take the survey here.

 

There are always risks when taking drugs

Covid-19 means that this is an extra risky time to use drugs as they can lower your immune system leaving you at greater risk of illness from the virus. Covid-19 also means that there have been changes to the drug market. Using alternatives to what you would normally use or using new drugs can increase  your risk of overdose. It is always safer not to use at all, but if you do, please follow harm reduction information to help reduce your risk.

  • Talk to your friends about using drugs and research the risks on www.drugs.ie
  • Can you trust the dealer? Risks are increased if you buy from an unknown person
  • What’s in the pill or powder? Don’t assume you know the content based on what you are sold.
  • Start low and go slow – start with a very small dose to see how you react to the drug. Wait at least 2 hours before taking more.
  • Leave the mixing to the DJ – mixing drugs increases the risk of becoming unwell or overdose.
  • Don’t be afraid to get help by calling 999/112 if you or a friend become unwell or feel suicidal after using drugs. Using drugs alone can be dangerous due to the risk of overdose and lack of emergency help.

 

Financial Aid Fund Still Open

More info HERE

 

Need Stationery?

If you need stationery, home school supplies or stuff for arts & crafts. You can now shop online 24/7 at the SU Shop online shop HERE

 

Library Services Update

The Library is closed but they still have the following services available:

  • Click & Collect – Order and collect books you need for exams and research.
  • Scan & Deliver – Request a journal article or book chapter and receive it electronically.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online 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.

Election of Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile ELECTION RESULT

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Election of Postgraduate Student to Údarás na hOllscoile ELECTION RESULT 

Congratulations to Sebastiaan Bierema on being elected as the Postgraduate representative on Údarás na hOllscoile.
 
Seb is the current Students’ Union Postgraduate Research Officer and he was elected on the first count in yesterday’s election.
 
Thanks to everyone who voted and well done to all the candidates and their teams!
If you’re interested in running for Election to the Students’ Union this year you can find out more information here. 

Stitch and Bitch

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Stitch and Bitch / Fuáil is Fuadar

Join our knitting group for chats at 7pm every Tuesday
Glac páirt inár ngrúpa cniotála agus comhrá gach Máirt

All crafters welcome!
Fáilte roimh gach cniotálaí!

More information from studentsunion@nuigalway.ie 

Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ó studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

Students’ Union Leaders Appeal for Compassion from NUI Galway

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Students’ Union Leaders Appeal for Compassion from NUI Galway

Students’ Union leaders from USI, UCC, Trinity, GMIT and Maynooth have together written to the NUI Galway President and Vice-President to voice their concern about the University’s opposition to the introduction of policies that will support students undertaking assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic. This appeal for more compassionate policies echoes continued calls from NUI Galway Students’ Union for the University to provide additional flexibility in assessments this year.

Specific policies that have been introduced in other Universities include:

  • The option to retake passed exams without charge where students felt they could have achieved a better mark.
  • Removal of repeat exam fees.

A recent survey of over 4,000 NUI Galway students found that “54.9% were unsure that they would get a Graduate job offer”. The opportunity to have free resits of both passed and failed exams would ensure the graduating class to 2021 have a better chance of finding a job without the COVID-19 taking more from their futures.

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) represent 374,000 students across the island of Ireland and USI President Lorna Fitzpatrick said: “We hope that the opportunities that other colleges such as UCC, Trinity & Maynooth have introduced would also be introduced in NUI Galway  with the aim of providing a consistent approach to students across the sector.  We recognise the measures introduced to date, and welcome same, however, we do not believe they provide sufficient supports for students during this time.”

Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey added: “We are particularly worried about our final year students as they will go out into the workforce and compete with students from UCC, Trinity and Maynooth. We need a level playing field where all students are offered equal opportunities to get the best possible results in these extremely trying circumstances. The continued refusal of NUI Galway to remove the exorbitant €295 repeat exam fee is putting huge stress on our students who are already at breaking point.”

Read Full Text of Letter to NUIG Here: 

Letter to NUIG re No Academic Disadvantage Jan 2021

SU Weekly Email 15 – 21st January 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

Election of Postgrad Student to Údarás na hOllscoile

The call for nominations is open until 5pm tomorrow Fri 22nd Jan 2021 for any NUIG Postgrad students interested in running for this position. Údarás na hOllscoile, the Governing Authority, is the ultimate decision-making body in the University. More info and application link HERE

 

Kilometre Challenge

Why not sign up here for our Kilometre Challenge this February? Set yourself a target number of kilometres to cover during the month and get walking/running/cycling 1st-28th Feb. All funds raised will go to the SU Charities – Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.

 

Stitch & Bitch!

We are setting up a weekly Stitch & Bitch knitting group on Tuesday evenings where you can pop along for a chat while you work on your current craft project. We also hope to work on some group knitting projects. If you are interested in joining email studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

 

Get your New Student Leap Card

Good news if you need a Student Leap Card we can now process your application and post the card out to you until TODAY Thurs 21st Jan! Details on how to apply are HERE

Please note your order number expires after 7 days so please apply promptly.

 

Get Hump Day Hoolie Tickets

Our Hump Day Hoolies are on every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Join us and comedian Steve Bennett for lots of craic, comedy and speed friending! Get your tickets HERE

 

Dúil agat sa Ghaeilge?

Glac páirt i gCoiste Gaeilge an Chomhaltais. Cabhraigh linn feachtais a rith leis an nGaeilge a chur chun cinn in OÉ Gaillimh, Seachtain na Gaeilge ina measc. Foghlaim scileanna nua, déan cairde nua agus cothaigh grá don teanga. Déan teagmháil le su.gaeilge@oegaillimh.ie le tuilleadh eolais a fháil

 

Financial Aid Fund Still Open

More info HERE

 

Need Stationery?

If you need stationery, home school supplies or stuff for arts & crafts. You can now shop online 24/7 at the SU Shop online shop 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 Tues and 2pm-4pm Thurs (links below). You will sign in and meet other mature students in a general meeting – if there is something you wish to discuss privately; you will be sent to a breakout room and you would meet Michelle alone. So please join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays to chat, vent or laugh – regardless of what your needs are – in a safe and welcoming space. More info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Attention Postgrad Students

For any postgrad students out there feeling the winter blues, the Postgrad Society is putting on a bunch of online events to catch up and hang out – from coffee mornings and bake-alongs to a book club and watch parties. Feel free to drop by to meet other Postgrad students in a friendly social space.

You can sign up to the society here or find them on Twitter and Facebook

 

USI Elections

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) represent + work on behalf of 374,000 students across the island of Ireland. Nominations for positions on the 2021/22 USI Executive Team are now open and close Weds 24th Feb. Give us a shout on su.president@nuigalway.ie if you’re interested in running for USI Elections and we can give you more info.

 

LIFT Leadership – Join a Group!

NUI Galway has purchased the license for this semester to run the LIFT Leadership programme. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to focus and build your leadership skills and potential! Small groups will be made with a trained facilitator and run for Feb and March.

Sign up here. There will be an online short welcome for any questions or drop a line to lift@nuigalway.ie

 

C&E (Consultants & Entrepreneurs) Society Virtual Case Competition

This is a platform for you to collaborate with fellow NUIG students to solve a realistic business problem and propose best possible solution. It’s a perfect opportunity to practice your analytical and problem-solving skills ahead of the Irish Student Consulting Group’s (ISCG) inter-varsity case competition on 29th Jan.

Register Here  Contact – Instagram, LinkedIn

 

SUMS

SUMS is offering additional support to NUIG Students taking Access/Foundation courses and Mature Students from this Fri 22nd Jan. Normal SUMS Service hours will resume Mon 22nd Feb. More info HERE

 

Library Services Update

The Library is closed but they still have the following services available:

  • Click & Collect – Order and collect books you need for exams and research.
  • Scan & Deliver – Request a journal article or book chapter and receive it electronically.

 

Are You Experiencing Exam Stress?

You can speak to NUIG Chaplaincy support staff if you experience exam stress from 9am-7pm Mon-Fri (11th-22nd Jan) on:

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

 

The Power of Disability Conference

The USI and AHEAD Power of Disability conference takes place today Thurs 21st Jan and tomorrow Fri 22nd Jan. This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students’ Union officers on the issues facing students with disabilities. Registration is free, but you must book your spot HERE to get the link!

 

Student Health Unit Open

The Student Health Unit is open and you can book an appointment online HERE. For students with Covid symptoms who need a test they can provide remote assessment and referral even if you are not in Galway. For urgent issues you can call 091 492 604.

 

Make Galway More Accessible

Would you like to join others in influencing universal access and disability inclusion in Galway City? Contact fiona@gcp.ie to join the Zoom meeting at 11am on Thurs 28th Jan.

 

Women Lead

Women Lead is a two-day event Fri 29th and Sat 30th Jan which aims to empower, encourage, inspire and motivate self-identifying women to put themselves forward for leadership positions in their Students’ Union, clubs and societies on campus or any other positions of influence. This two-day event will include discussions and presentations by inspirational women on everything from running a campaign to what it’s like to be a CEO! As a participant you will have the opportunity to engage with empowering panel discussions, motivational talks and learn invaluable skills that will help you running for election.

Registration is free, but you must book your spot HERE to get the link! 

 

Hardiman PhD Scholarship Scheme Open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Hardiman PhD Scholarships scheme for new PhD Students starting Sept 2021. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years; with a stipend of €16,000 per annum,  plus fees are paid for the 4 years. Applications close 12th Feb. More info.

 

Arthritis Ireland Galway Events

The Galway branch of Arthritis Ireland has the following events coming up:

  • 1st – 28th Feb “Walk Where You Are” Walking Group INFO HERE
  • Weds 17th Feb Talk with dietitian on achieving a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle for People Living With Arthritis. TICKETS HERE

 

The Smarter Travel Campus Awards are back for 2021!

The Awards invite students to create entries to encourage and enable walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling. Why not get involved in a real-life project and you could be invited to the national awards ceremony where you will be in with a chance to win prizes and have your project showcased.

Entry deadline 19th March 2021. Info, guidelines and last year’s winners HERE

 

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NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online 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.

 

 

Mac Léinn Iarchéime a Thoghadh Chuig Údarás na hOllscoile

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MAC LÉINN IARCHÉIME A THOGHADH CHUIG ÚDARÁS NA hOLLSCOILE

De réir Acht na nOllscoileanna, 1997, tá mac léinn Iarchéime amháin  le toghadh ag na mic léinn Iarchéime le bheith ina  c(h)omhalta d’Údarás na hOllscoile. Mairfidh tréimhse oifige an duine a thoghfar chun an folúntas reatha a líonadh ón 1 Feabhra 2021 go dtí an 31 Eanáir 2022 (ar an gcoinníoll go mbeidh sé/sí ina m(h)ac léinn iarchéime ar feadh iomlán na tréimhse sin).

Nós imeachta Ainmniúcháin:

Osclófar an ghairm ar ainmniúcháin ag 9:00am, Dé hAoine, an 15 Eanáir 2021 agus fanfaidh sí oscailte go dtí 5:00pm, an 22 Eanáir 2021. Ní ghlacfar le hainmniúcháin dhéanacha.

Tá ainmniúcháin le déanamh tríd an Tairseach Toghcháin ar Líne www.nuigsuelections.com

Ní mór na sonraí ainmniúcháin seo a leanas a bheith  le gach ainmniúchán:

  • Grianghraf den ainmní
  • Ráiteas ón Iarrthóir – “An fáth ar cheart tacú liom” (250 focal ar a mhéad)

Nós imeachta Toghcháin:

Reáchtálfar toghchán Mic Léinn Iarchéime trí bhallóid ar líne ar thairseach toghcháin ar líne Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn ar an Déardaoin, an 28 Eanáir, 2021 ó 9:00am – 9:00pm.

Fógrófar torthaí toghcháin an iarrthóra rathúil ag 5pm, Dé hAoine, an 29 Eanáir 2021.

Tá an post seo oscailte do mhic léinn Iarchéime cláraithe amháin.

Céard é Údarás na hOllscoile?

Is é Údarás na hOllscoile comhlacht deiridh cinnteoireachta na hOllscoile. Bunaíodh Údarás na hOllscoile le hAcht na nOllscoileanna 1997. Bord reachtúil a bhfuil 40 ball air is ea é agus tá dualgas air maoirseacht a dhéanamh ar threoir straitéiseach na hOllscoile, a hacmhainní a bhainistiú agus a polasaithe agus nósanna imeachta a fhaomhadh.

Ballraíocht an Bhoird: Céard atá i gceist?

Tá baill den Údarás freagrach in éineacht as inbhuanaitheacht fhadtéarmach na hOllscoile. Ceanglaítear orthu breithiúnas neamhspleách a thabhairt ar shaincheisteanna amhail straitéis, feidhmíocht, acmhainní, príomhcheapacháin agus caighdeáin iompair.

Tá dualgas muiníneach, go sonrach, ar gach ball i leith na hOllscoile ar an gcéad dul síos (i.e. an dualgas gníomhú de mheon macánta agus ar mhaithe le leas na hOllscoile).

Cé mhéid ama atá i gceist? Tagann Údarás na hOllscoile le chéile cúig huaire in aghaidh na bliana ag deireadh mhí Feabhra, mhí Aibreáin, mhí an Mheithimh, mhí Dheireadh Fómhair agus i lár mhí na Nollag.  Ina theannta sin, beidh baill ar fhochoiste amháin de chuid Údarás na hOllscoile. Tagann na fochoistí le chéile cúig huaire in aghaidh na bliana, roimh chruinnithe Údarás na hOllscoile. Cuirtear cáipéisíocht le haghaidh na gcruinnithe ar fáil seachtain roimh ré agus teastaíonn cúpla lá don léitheoireacht agus don ullmhú.

Cé go bhfuiltear ag súil go bhfreastalóidh gach ball ar roinnt cruinnithe go pearsanta, beifear in ann páirt a ghlacadh i gcruinnithe go cianda trí ardáin ar líne.

Le haghaidh ceisteanna neamhfhoirmiúla maidir le Ballraíocht an Bhoird déan teagmháil leis an Rúnaí Gnóthaí Rialachais agus Acadúla:

R: govandacademicaffairs@nuigalway.ie

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