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Election of Postgraduate Student to Údarás na hOllscoile

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ELECTION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENT TO ÚDARÁS NA hOLLSCOILE

Under the Universities Act, 1997, one Postgraduate student is to be elected by the Postgraduate students as a member of Údarás na hOllscoile (The University Governing Authority). The period of office of the person elected to fill the current vacancy, shall be February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022 (provided that (s)he continues to be a postgraduate student for the duration of that period).

Nomination Procedure:

The call for nominations will open at 9:00am on Friday, 15th January 2021 and will remain open until 5:00pm on 22nd January 2021. Late nominations cannot be accepted.

Nominations to be submitted via www.nuigsuelections.com

Each nomination must include the following nomination details:

  • Photograph of nominee
  • Candidate Statement – “Why vote for me” (max 250 words)

Election Procedure:

The election of a Postgraduate student will be conducted by online ballot via the Students’ Union online election portal on Thursday, 28th January, 2021 from 9:00am – 9:00pm.

Election results of the successful candidate will be announced on Friday, 29th January 2021.

This position is open to registered Postgraduate students only.

What is Údarás na hOllscoile?

Údarás na hOllscoile, the Governing Authority, is the ultimate decision-making body in the University. Established under the 1997 Irish Universities Act, Údarás na hOllscoile is a 40-person statutory board charged with over-seeing the strategic direction of the University, the overall management of its resources, and the approval of its policies and procedures.

Board Membership: What is involved?

Members of Governing Authority are collectively responsible for the long-term sustainability of the University. They are required to bring independent judgment to bear on issues such as strategy, performance, resources, key appointments and standards of conduct.

In particular, each member has a fiduciary duty to the University in the first instance (i.e. the duty to act in good faith and in the best interests of the University).

Time commitment: The Governing Authority meets five times per year at the end of the month in February, April, June, October and in mid-December. In addition, members are also members on one sub-Committee of Governing Authority. The sub-Committees meet five times per year, ahead of the Governing Authority meetings. Documentation for meetings is provided a week in advance and requires a couple of days reading and preparation.

Although all members are expected to attend some meetings in person, it will be possible to participate in meetings remotely via online platforms.

For informal queries on Board Membership contact the Secretary for Governance & Academic Affairs:

E: govandacademicaffairs@nuigalway.ie

LEAGAN GAEILGE 

SU Weekly Email 14 – 14th January 2021

Weekly Email

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

 

SU Election Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in our Elections back in December and well done to all the candidates and their teams. The newest members of your SU Officer team are:

Nominations will open in April for our Elections for 2021/22 Officers. More info here.

 

Book Space on Campus to Sit Exams

You can book space to sit your online exams on campus via this link. There are 50 seats available in The Bailey Allen Hall and there’s one space in The Cube available for use by a student and a PA.

 

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

 

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 Thurs 21st Jan! Details on how to apply are HERE

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

 

Hump Day Hoolie is Back!

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

 

Deferring Exams

If you need to defer any of your exams all the details on how to apply for a deferral are here.

 

FREE 6 Week Strength and Conditioning Course

Just 50 spaces available for the SU FREE 6 Week Strength & Conditioning course which starts this Monday 18th Jan. Suitable for all fitness levels! More info + registration here.

 

New Year Challenge

Our next Charity Challenge is our New Year Challenge. Each day in January we will be helping you to step outside your comfort zone by having daily suggestions at #NewYearChallenge for new things you can try for the new year. You could try a new sport, learn a new skill, volunteer or join a society. The opportunities are endless! It’s all about making small changes that can make a huge difference to you and the SU Charities. More info 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

 

SU Clean Up Tomorrow

Due to Covid Level 5 Restrictions we will no longer be able to meet up for a Clean Up BUT we are encouraging everyone to do a socially distanced clean up within their 5km radius this weekend and tag us in your photos. Is there a green area near you that could do with some TLC? Are you near enough to the beach to do a 2 minute beach clean-up? Get out for some fresh air and do a clean-up if you can!

 

Learn Sign Language

We have limited spaces left on our 10 Week Sign Language course 11am-12pm Tues 26th Jan-Tues 30th March. All other courses are fully booked. More info and registration link HERE.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Passionate about the Irish Language?

Join the SU Irish Language Committee! Help run and plan campaigns to promote the Irish Language at NUI Galway including Seachtain na Gaeilge. Learn new skills, make new friends and share your love of Irish. Contact su.gaeilge@oegaillimh.ie for more info

 

Drug Use Survey

The Drug Use in Higher Education in Ireland (DUHEI) Survey is being sent out to a random sample of Higher Education students including NUIG students between 18th-31st Jan. The survey aims to gather info on drug use trends and behaviours and will contribute to the development of harm-reduction interventions and policies. All information you provide in this survey will be completely anonymous so please complete it accurately if you receive it and help develop strategies and policies to keep students safe in the future.

 

Do you wish to strengthen your well-being and resilience? 

WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is an evidence-based program which develops personalised tools to manage distress and promote a positive approach to maintaining wellness. Participants partake in four 2.5 hour sessions over two weeks, guided by a trained facilitator. Limited Spaces available for the first WRAP®  program of the year, beginning Tues 19th Jan. For further details, future workshop dates and to apply, e-mail WRAP® Project Coordinator Fiona Fitzgerald at fiona.m.fitzgerald@nuigalway.ie

 

FREE Workshops this January

  • Motivation to Learn + Time Management 11am Thurs 14th Jan
  • Maximising Study Skills 3pm Fri 15th Jan
  • Using MS Teams Effectively 3pm Mon 18th Jan
  • How to Use Academic Skills Hub Effectively 11am Tues 19th Jan
  • Developing Blackboard Skills 11am Weds 20th Jan
  • Referencing and Plagiarism 11am Tues 26th Jan
  • Register here: https://efmfeed.verintefm.com/se/0A88DF3E7CFD2682

 

Stress Control

The free online Stress Control course is available again. More info here

 

“I Just” Campaign

NUI Galway MSc Marketing Practice students have bravely come forward to share their personal experience of contracting the COVID-19 virus. Watch their stories HERE.

 

Celebrate cycling and sustainable transport with An Taisce this January!

Our daily choices of transport have an impact on the world around us. Spread the word, have fun and share your photos + stories tagging #NewYearTwoWheels and #AnTaisce. More info HERE.

 

First Cut! Youth Film Festival is thrilled to announce that submissions for the 2021 festival are now being accepted!
Are you a filmmaker? Are you aged between 12-24 years? Do you have a short film you want to screen? Then First Cut! wants to hear from you! Whether you are an individual filmmaker or part of a secondary school, college or youth group, visit firstcutfilmfestival.com to find out how to submit your film free of charge. Every type of film is welcome, including fiction, documentary, animation and music video. Festival events run Sat 17th April – Sun 9th May 2021. Deadline for entries is 5pm Fri March 5th 2021.

 

Applications for 2021 Charlemagne Youth Prize open until 1 Feb 2021

Are you aged 16-30 and working on a project with a European dimension? Apply for the Charlemagne Youth Prize and get rewarded for your project to further develop your initiative! The three winning projects will be chosen from 27 projects nominated by national juries in all EU countries. The first prize is €7,500, second prize €5,000 and third prize €2,500! More info HERE

 

Coming Up this Semester

Fri 1st Jan-Sun 31st Jan SU Charity Challenge New Year Challenge
Fri 15th Jan SU Clean Up (where you are!)
Mon 18th Jan SU 6 Week Strength + Conditioning Course Starts
Tues 19th Jan SU 10 Week Sign Language Courses Start
Weds 20th Jan SU Hump Day Hoolie
Weds 27th Jan SU Hump Day Hoolie
Mon 1st Feb-Sun 28th Feb SU Charity Challenge Kilometre Challenge Part 2
Mon 1st Feb SU Sustainability Day
Weds 3rd Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie
Fri 5th Feb SU Clean Up
Mon 8th Feb SU Sustainability Day
Weds 10th Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie
Mon 15th Feb SU Sustainability Day
Mon 15th – Fri 19th Feb SU SHAG Week
Weds 17th Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie
Mon 22nd Feb SU Sustainability Day
Mon 22nd Feb SU Council + SU AGM
Weds 24th Feb SU Hump Day Hoolie

 

Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund Still Open

The Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund is still open for applications from students in financial distress. The Application Form and further information is available here.

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

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.

 

New Year Challenge

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New Year Challenge

This month as part of our Charity Challenge we will be helping you to step outside your comfort zone by having daily suggestions of new things you can try for the new year. You could try a new sport, learn a new skill, volunteer or join a society. The opportunities are endless!

Remember all funds raised by the Charity Challenge this year will be going to support Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health and donations can be made HERE

Here’s just some of our suggestions for your New Year Challenge and please let us know what you are up to using #NewYearChallenge on social media:

  1. Run for #NUIGSU21 elections 
  2. Learn to cook
  3. Volunteer with Flirt FM
  4. Join the SU 6 Week Strength and Conditioning Programme
  5. Write for Sin newspaper
  6. Join the SU Clean Up
  7. Find volunteering opportunities with Alive
  8. Learn Sign Language
  9. Become a Digital Champion
  10. Join the SU Welfare Crew
  11. Sign up for the NUIG free January courses
  12. Quit Smoking
  13. Join NUIG Clubs
  14. Join the SU Events Crew
  15. Make new friends at the SU Hump Day Hoolie 
  16. Work on your employability with the NUI Careers Office
  17. Join NUIG Societies
  18. Go Vegan
  19. Learn Leadership skills with LIFT
  20. Learn Suicide Prevention Skills with LivingWorks Start programme
  21. Become a Blood Donor and join the Vampire Cup Challenge
  22. Try Meditation
  23. Get ready for the SU February Kilometre Challenge
  24. Control Your Stress with the Free Stress Control Course
  25. Assess your relationship with Alcohol
  26. Enter the Smarter Travel Campus Awards
  27. Do a digital detox
  28. Sleep better
  29. Save the Planet! Take part in our #SustainableMonday campaign from 1st Feb 
  30. Get Walking 
  31. Take Up Knitting with our Stitch & Bitch Group! 

 

Election Results December

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#NUIGSU20 Election Results 18th December 2020

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law | Tionólai Coláiste an Ghnó, an Bheartais Phoiblí agus an Dlí

Victor Igonin

View Results here: SU Elections – Toghcháin CML-Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law

Ethnic Minorities Officer | Oifigeach na Mionlach Eitneach

Cheyanne Nwaonukwube

View Results here: SU Elections – Toghcháin CML-Ethnic Minorities Officer

International Students Officer | Oifigeach na Mac Léinn Idirnáisiúnta

Niamh Quinn

View Result here: SU Elections – Toghcháin CML-International Students Officer

Societies Chairperson | Cathaoirleach na gCumann

Barry Sugrue

View Results here: SU Elections – Toghcháin CML-Societies Chairperson

SU Council Chairperson | Cathaoirleach Chomhairle na Mac Léinn

Fionn Sexton Connolly

View Results here: SU Elections – Toghcháin CML-SU Council Chairperson

Well done to all the candidates and their teams and thanks to everyone who voted.

Nominations will open in April for our Elections for 2021/22 Officers.

More info here. 

SU Weekly Email 13 – 17th December 2020

Weekly Email

Welcome to your last weekly email of 2020 from your Students’ Union / Fáilte chuig do r-phost seachtainiúil ó Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

 

VOTE TODAY!

Vote online today 10am-8pm to elect your 5 new Students’ Union Officers. More information about the candidates is available here

VOTE HERE

 

SU Office is Open!

The SU Office is open TODAY 4pm-8pm and also 4pm-8pm Mon 21st Dec and Tues 22nd Dec. Call in to get your Student Leap Card (apply online for your code first), SU Diaries, free face masks, Class Rep Hoodies and to buy SU Charity Socks. Please use contactless payment. The SU Office is located upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn (beside Sult)

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week

Déardaoin 17 Nollaig / Thurs 17th Dec

17:00 Oga Yoga as Gaeilge / Yoga in Irish ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé hAoine 18 Nollaig / Fri 18th Dec

10.30 Maidin Caifé / Coffee Morning ZOOM LINK HERE   

15:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Irish Conversation ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 Scannáin agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party (Check SU Social Media for link on Friday)

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

 

Quizmas

Staying in Galway for Christmas? We are holding a Merry Quizmas Quiz for all NUIG students staying in Galway at 7.30pm Mon 21st Dec. Loads of great prizes including €50, €30 + €20 One4All Vouchers and festive cheer with quiz host Steve Bennett from our Hump Day Hoolie. Get your tickets here.

 

Study Space over Christmas Holidays

There will be 25 seats available in the Reading Room 9am-5pm over the Christmas period (Closed Christmas Day + New Year’s Day). They will be available to book HERE

 

Sin Issue 6

Read all the NUI Galway news you need to know in issue 6 of Sin newspaper HERE.

 

Virtual SU Officer Hour 1pm-2pm TOMORROW

Join Martin your SU Postgraduate Taught Officer and Aoife your Convenor for Science and Engineering for the SU Officer Virtual hour 1pm-2pm tomorrow Friday 19th Dec. It’s open to ALL students with any queries so feel free to pop along for a chat. ZOOM LINK HERE.

 

Christmas Holidays

Here’s the list of who is open/closed on campus over the Christmas Holidays LIST

 

SU Life Skills Courses Enrolling now for January

 

Q&A with University President

If you missed our live Q&A with the University President you can watch it back HERE

 

Free Pizza!

The NUIG International office would like to invite you and a friend for a free festive pizza and soft drink at Sult 12pm-8pm Mon 21st Dec and 11am-5pm Tues 22nd Dec. To book please call Sult on 091 492671/Walk-ins also welcome.

 

New Year Challenge

Our next Charity Challenge is our New Year Challenge which starts on the 1st of January. Each day in January we will be helping you to step outside your comfort zone by having daily suggestions at #NewYearChallenge for new things you can try for the new year. You could try a new sport, learn a new skill, volunteer or join a society. The opportunities are endless! It’s all about making small changes that can make a huge difference to you and the SU Charities. Find out more and register here.

 

Glassary – Donations of your Things welcome!

ALIVE volunteers are leading a circular economy and sustainability initiative. Donation boxes will be in all the main student accommodation central reception lobbies clearly labelled “Glassary” for you to drop any materials you do not want to bring back home and are willing to donate. Irons, lamps, rugs, books, buckets, you name it we are looking for it! (Except pillows and duvets!) All the donations will be collected and form the Library of Things at NUIG and also will be part of a donation to the SVP shops. So your donations will not go to the dump and instead make a big impact for future students and families in Galway. Email alive@nuigalway.ie to join in with us on this project or any questions you may have!

 

NUIG Holiday Hangout

Are you unable to travel home this holiday season? Will you be staying in Galway? Sign up HERE to meet with others who will also be spending time in Galway.

 

NUIG SU Clean Up

Our next SU Clean Up is taking place in January and you can register to take part HERE.

 

Class Rep Meetings Today

Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge

Meeting links will be emailed to class reps. For any queries contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

January Hump Day Hoolies

Tickets are now available for our two Hump Day Hoolies Weds 20th and Weds 27th of January. Get yours here.

 

SVP Christmas Raffle

The NUIG St. Vincent de Paul Society is holding a Christmas Raffle, in aid of St. Vincent de Paul. Tickets are just €3 and there’s an amazing hamper to be won which includes seasonal food, drinks and vouchers. Get your tickets HERE and the winner will be announced 8pm Mon 21st Dec.

 

FREE Workshops this January

  • Public Speaking, Presenting + Interviews using Online platforms 11am Tues 12th Jan
  • How to manage your Email (Folders, Search + Organisation) 11am Weds 13th Jan
  • Motivation to Learn + Time Management 11am Thurs 14th Jan
  • Maximising Study Skills 3pm Fri 15th Jan
  • Using MS Teams Effectively 3pm Mon 18th Jan
  • How to Use Academic Skills Hub Effectively 11am Tues 19th Jan
  • Developing Blackboard Skills 11am Weds 20th Jan
  • Referencing and Plagiarism 11am Tues 26th Jan
  • Register here: https://efmfeed.verintefm.com/se/0A88DF3E7CFD2682

 

Are you concerned about your relationship?

COPE Galway can offer you free support and advice. Find out more here.

 

Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund Still Open

The Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund is still open for applications from students in financial distress. The Application Form and further information is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/financialaidfund/

 

Covid-19 Survey

The survey title is: Psychological stress and intention to vaccinate, in the context of COVID-19. The survey is fully anonymous + will take approx. 10-15mins. It is open to anyone over 18 who is Irish resident/citizen. Complete the survey HERE.

 

Suit Up For Simon

The Helping Haircuts group of NUIG Students are holding an event to raise funds for Galway Simon Community. They want you to suit up to have a socially distanced or virtual meal with your friends and donate to their page HERE. There will be prizes for donors! Follow them on Insta HERE for more info.

 

Register for Governing Authority Election Vote

NUIG Governing Authority Elections take place online 9am Mon 11 Jan to 12pm Tues 12 Jan. If you are an NUIG Graduate make sure you are registered to vote by sending your details to Alumni Office by Fri 1st Jan at: alumni@nuigalway.ie. Meet the nominees here.

 

Teaching Hero Awards

Nominations Close Tues 22nd Dec for the Teaching Hero Awards. You can nominate HERE.  

 

Need Someone to Talk To?

 

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.

 

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

 

Living Well Programme

Are you living with a long-term health condition or caring for someone with a long-term health condition? Living Well is a free 6 week online group self-management programme to help people manage long-term health conditions. More info.

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop, the SU Office and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

Need Help?

Sums provide free extra mathematics or statistics tuition.

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

The Academic Writing Centre provide free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing.

The SU Grinds Register provides details of tutors in a wide range of subjects.

 

NUIG Virtual Events

Keep up to date with NUIG events online here

 

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you in 2021!

 

Christmas Holidays 2020

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Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2020

NUI Galway semester 1 teaching ends on Fri 18th Dec 2020.

Exams take place Mon 11th – Fri 22nd Jan 2021.

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Mon 8th of Feb 2021.

Academic Dates for the rest of 2020/21 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close at 8pm on Tues 22nd Dec and will reopen Mon 11th Jan
  • Sult will close at 5pm on Tues 22nd Dec and will reopen at 9.30am on Mon 4th Jan
  • The SU Shop will close at 4pm on Fri 18th Dec and reopen at 8.30am on Mon 4th Jan.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closing at 5.30pm on Fri 18th Dec and reopening at 8.30am on Mon 4th Jan. If you need to request books before Christmas closure please do so via their website. Books can be returned at any point to the drop box outside the library.
  • There will be 25 Study Spaces available to book in the Reading Room 9am-5pm each day over the holidays (closed Christmas Day + New Year’s Day). Book space here.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Fri 18th Dec and will reopen Mon 4th Jan. For urgent/emergency medical issues during this time please go to their website for services which are available – please note there is a charge for these services.
  • NUIG Covid testing centre will close Weds 23rd Dec and reopen Mon 4th Jan. Covid testing is available in Galway throughout the holidays. More info.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 9th of Feb
  • Flirt FM will close at 10pm on Sat 19th Dec and will reopen Mon 18th Jan

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2021!

*Please note these arrangements are all subject to change as per Government Covid-19 regulations

 

SU Office Reopening!

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SU Office Reopening! 

Great news!

The SU Office will finally be open:

4pm-8pm Mon 14th, Tues 15th, Weds 16th, Thurs 17th and Mon 21st December 2020!

We will reopen after the Christmas Holidays on Mon 11th Jan 2021.

Call in to get your Student Leap Card, free NUIG face masks and free SU Diaries.

Please note for the Student Leap Card you must apply online first at https://www.studentleapcard.ie/ and call to the SU Office with your application number and student ID. The application number expires after 7 days.

The SU Office is located upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn (next door to Sult).

Don’t forget to wear a mask and follow the social distancing signage.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

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Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week

Dé Luain 14 Nollaig / Mon 14th Dec

19:00 Oíche fhéin-chúraim / Self-Care Night  – Think pyjamas, face masks + chats! ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Máirt 15 Nollaig / Tues  15th Dec

16:00 Among Us Trí Ghaeilge ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 “I wish I could speak Irish, but…” Bilingual event for people learning Irish, discussing ways to learn the language, tips, resources and the benefits of learning Irish. Speakers include: Síomha Ní Ruairc (TG4), Ola Majekodunmi ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Céadaoin 16 Nollaig / Weds 16th Dec

12:00 Tae agus Plé / Virtual Tea and Chats ZOOM LINK HERE

17:00 Linda Ervine on the Irish language.  A conversation with Linda Ervine about how she grew to love the Irish language. Linda Ervine is a language rights activist from East Belfast. She is a speaker and supporter of the Irish language and is the project leader of the “Turas” Irish language project which “aims to connect people from Protestant communities to their own history with the Irish language”. ZOOM LINK HERE

19:30 Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua / Christmas Hump Day Hoolie TICKET LINK HERE

Déardaoin 17 Nollaig / Thurs 17th Dec

17:00 Oga Yoga as Gaeilge / Yoga in Irish ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé hAoine 18 Nollaig / Fri 18th Dec

10.30 Maidin Caifé / Coffee Morning ZOOM LINK HERE   

15:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Irish Conversation ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 Scannáin agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party (Check SU Social Media for link on Friday)

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

SU Weekly Email 12 – 10th December 2020

Weekly Email

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

 

Q&A Session with NUIG President Today

At 4pm today Thurs 10th Dec we are hosting a question and answer session with the NUIG University President. You can join the conversation HERE 

 

Election Nominations Close Tomorrow

Nominations close at 5pm tomorrow Fri 11th Dec for the 5 vacant SU Officer positions and you can apply to run for election HERE.

Positions to be filled are: Societies Chairperson, SU Council Chairperson, Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law, International Students Officer and Ethnic Minorities Officer.

Election Day: 10:00-20:00 Thurs 17th Dec. Vote online via the SU Website.

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge / Irish Language Week

Dé Luain 14 Nollaig / Mon 14th Dec

19:00 Oíche fhéin-chúraim / Self-Care Night  – Think pyjamas, face masks + chats! ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Máirt 15 Nollaig / Tues  15th Dec

16:00 Among Us Trí Ghaeilge ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 “I wish I could speak Irish, but…” Bilingual event for people learning Irish, discussing ways to learn the language, tips, resources and the benefits of learning Irish. Speakers include: Síomha Ní Ruairc (TG4), Ola Majekodunmi ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé Céadaoin 16 Nollaig / Weds 16th Dec

12:00 Tae agus Plé / Virtual Tea and Chats ZOOM LINK HERE

17:00 Linda Ervine on the Irish language.  A conversation with Linda Ervine about how she grew to love the Irish language. Linda Ervine is a language rights activist from East Belfast. ZOOM LINK HERE

19:30 Cóisir na Céadaoin Crua / Christmas Hump Day Hoolie TICKET LINK HERE

Déardaoin 17 Nollaig / Thurs 17th Dec

17:00 Oga Yoga as Gaeilge / Yoga in Irish ZOOM LINK HERE

Dé hAoine 18 Nollaig / Fri 18th Dec

10.30 Maidin Caifé / Coffee Morning ZOOM LINK HERE   

15:00 Ciorcal Comhrá / Irish Conversation ZOOM LINK HERE

19:00 Scannáin agus Scíth / Movie Watch Party (Check SU Social Media for link on Friday)

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

 

Christmas Hump Day Hoolie

Our last Hump Day Hoolie of 2020 will be a very merry Christmas party at 7.30pm Weds 16th Dec. Get your Christmas jumper, Santa hat and festive cheer ready to jingle all the way through Hump Day! Get your tickets here. The event is free but there’s a suggested donation of €5 which will all go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. If you have enjoyed the Hoolies so far this year please give what you can! Good news is we will be back with more Hoolies in 2021!

 

Sin Issue 5

Find out all the NUIG news you need to know in the latest issue of Sin newspaper HERE.

 

Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund Still Open

The Financial Aid (Emergency Hardship) Fund is still open for applications from students in financial distress. The Application Form and further information is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/financialaidfund/

 

Class Rep Meetings Next Week:

Mon 14th Dec 6pm SU Council
Tues 15th Dec 6pm College of Business, Public Policy and Law
Tues 15th Dec 6pm Adult & Continuing Education
Weds 16th Dec 6pm Postgraduate Council
Weds 16th Dec 6pm College of Science and Engineering
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Thurs 17th Dec 6pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge

Meeting links will be emailed to class reps. For any queries contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

 

SU Life Skills Courses Enrolling now for January

 

CÉIM Buddy/Study groups
CÉIM peer learning sessions for 1st year students finish the week of 7th December for Semester 1 and will resume the week of 15th February 2021. To connect with others over the Christmas/New Year period, 1st year students can email their Buddy/Study group members via the CÉIM YourSpace dashboard.

Find out more

 

SU Secret Santa Closing Date Fri 11th Dec

Want presents? Sure don’t we all! Sign up to take part in our SU Secret Santa and you’ll get to give AND receive a present! More info on how it works and how to register is HERE.

 

Become a LIFT Student Facilitator

You often hear about leadership but what does it really mean? You can be a leader from your kitchen table! NUIG is running a pilot this year and we are inviting you to sign up as a LiFT Student Facilitator. LiFT is an 8 week programme, about 40 minutes a week a small group meet online and complete an 8 part leadership development programme. Used widely in sports and industry it is now available to NUIG students. As a facilitator you are trained in the LiFT programme and you then lead your small group in 40 minute meet ups for 8 weeks.

Pop along to our Zoom welcome info Session 1pm-1.30pm TODAY Thurs 10th Dec HERE. Or email LIFT@nuigalway.ie for any questions. Benefits of being a LiFT Facilitator.

 

Charity Socks

Our Big Yellow Thing Charity Socks are on sale now in the SU Shop and on the SU Website for just €9. All proceeds go to the SU Charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. More info here.

 

FREE Workshops this December

  • Time Management 12pm TODAY Thurs 10th Dec
  • Making Connections with Fellow Students & Developing Social Supports 2pm Fri 11th Dec
  • How to Write an Academic Essay 11am Tues 15th Dec
  • Top Tips for Surviving Lockdown 3pm Weds 16th Dec
  • REGISTER HERE

 

Home Truths

Home Truths is an exhibition inspired by women’s testimonies of their experiences of and engagement with the Irish courts and legal system in dealing with domestic violence and abuse. The exhibition is running as part of the 16 days of Action Against Violence Against Women and at 2pm today Thurs 10th Dec it will culminate in a live streamed panel discussion via Galway 2020 to mark International Human Rights Day. More info and live stream link here.

 

Virtual Christmas Quiz Tonight

NUIG FLAC and Best Buddies Societies are hosting a Virtual Christmas Quiz at 7pm tonight in aid of Ability West. Sign up as a team or individual HERE. Prizes will be awarded on the night for the winners as well as the most festive team and best team name. They are asking for a minimum of €5 as this has been a really challenging year for Ability West as they have not been able to host their usual annual fundraisers due to COVID-19.

 

Jingle Bell Jog

A group of second year student nurses are running 500km this month to raise funds for Galway Simon Community. Find out more and donate what you can here.

 

Make A Wish Raffle

The NUIG Consultants & Entrepreneurs Society are holding a raffle in aid of Make A Wish Ireland with some great prizes. Entry is just €5 and you can donate until 9am 15th Dec HERE.

 

Travellers in Higher Education Documentary

The Premiere of the short documentary Travellers in Higher Education will be live on the Traveller Pride Week 2020 Facebook page at 12 noon tomorrow Fri 11th of Dec HERE

 

International Day of People with Disabilities Photo Competition

Closing date for submitting photos is tomorrow Fri 11th Dec. More info about the competition.

 

Changing Colours Workshop Today

The second of the Ecopsychology Workshop Series returns from Student Services 3pm-5pm today Thurs 10th Dec. This is designed to support NUIG students to address their feelings about the ecological crises we are experiencing. Free, open to all. On MS Teams Changing Colours Workshop 2

 

Join the Jingle Jangle

Socs & Clubs Jingle Jangle Fortnight runs until Friday the 18th of Dec. Each day their advent calendar will reveal an event of the day, a competition with PRIZES and the socs and clubs in the spotlight. All details are HERE.

 

Table Quiz

Table quiz in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation 5.15pm Tues 15th of Dec in the Corrib Room at Sult. Book your tickets here.

 

Mature Students Drop-In Clinics

Weekly drop-In Clinics are available for all Mature Students (anyone over 23 years of age) whether you are an Undergrad, Postgrad or Adult Education student. 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). When you enter the meeting, you will be placed in a waiting room.  If you are not admitted immediately, please be patient as Michelle may be speaking with another student. For more info email: su.maturestudents@nuigalway.ie

Tuesday 10am-12pm Zoom Link

Thursday 2pm-4pm Zoom Link

 

Ropes is Open for Submissions

Submissions are now open for fiction/non-fiction/poetry/visual art/memoir/essays for this year’s edition of Ropes. Send submissions to ropeslitmag.submimissions@gmail.comdeadlines: 31st Dec Written Work and 14th Feb Visual Art. For more info follow @ROPESLitJournal

 

Glassary – Sustainability Initiative for Students

Are you an international student departing Ireland in the coming months? Or are you simply an NUI Galway student who’d like to live more sustainably? Glassary (glas/green-glossary!) is a circular economy initiative which will be implemented at NUIG accommodations in December and January. Donate your leftover household items at an accommodation collection point to prevent them from going to waste! To donate, complete a very short survey here and contact Dara at d.kerins4@nuigalway.ie for more info!

 

SU Irish Classes

Want to learn Irish or improve the Irish you have? We will be holding Irish Language Classes Tues 12th Jan – Tues 2nd Feb 2021. It’s a 4 week course over Zoom with Conradh na Gaeilge. Complete Beginners 6pm-7pm and Improvers 7pm-8pm. Cost is €40 but you will be refunded €20 if you attend all classes and you get a certificate. Registration deadline Mon 21st Dec. Register online here.

 

Extra Study Space

There are now four options for study space on campus, which can all be booked through the Library booking system:

  • The Library: Desk and PC access within a quiet study zone in the main Library building
  • Bailey Allen Hall: Quiet study zone with space for 50 students
  • The Cube: Noise-tolerant study zone with space for 20 student
  • The Reading Room: Space for 20 students

 

Need Help?

Sums provide free extra mathematics or statistics tuition.

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

The Academic Writing Centre provide free one-on-one tutorials on essay writing.

The SU Grinds Register provides details of tutors in a wide range of subjects.

 

Join the RAK Challenge! 

This December for our Charity Challenge we are going to spread positivity wherever we go with our Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Challenge. We will have daily suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness that you can do or you can come up with your own ones. The RAK challenge motto is do good, feel good! You can commit to taking part in as many RAKs as you want from 1 to 31 over the month! All funds raised during the challenge will go to the SU Charities who are: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health via our fundraising page HERE.

Sign up for the RAK Challenge 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

 

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.

 

Q&A Session with NUIG President

News

Q&A Session with the NUI Galway President hosted by the Students’ Union

Sign up to ask a question here

Then join the conversation 4pm Thursday 10th of December HERE 

More information from su.president@nuigalway.ie

Seisiún Ceisteanna agus Freagraí le hUachtarán OÉ Gaillimh, á óstáil ag Comhaltas na Mac Léinn

Cláraigh chun ceist a chur

Glac páirt sa chomhrá, 16:00 Déardaoin an 10 Nollaig ANSEO

Déan teaghmháil le su.president@nuigalway.ie le tuilleadh eolais a fháil