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  • Last Chance: Apply for ALIVE Cert March 19th 1pm

    Posted by ALIVE Community Volunteering on Sun, 17-03-2019

    ONE LAST CHANCE APPLY FOR OR FINISH YOUR APPLICATION FORThe ALIVE Cert, NUI Galway's President's Award for Volunteering!!! Get formal recognition for your volunteering verified by NUI Galway on your Academic Transcript and Valuable add-on to your CV recognized by your future employersAnswer the questions in the reflective questionnaire and input at least 12 approved hours of your volunteering to get the Certificate!The ALIVE Certificate represents the Volunteering, Training and Reflections undertaken by you during your studies.By having the certificate on your CV ...

  • Launch of National Traveller Mental Health Network

    Posted by Minceirs Whiden on Fri, 15-03-2019

    Minceirs Whiden Society is hosting the launch of the National Traveller Mental Health Network, workshop, guest speakers and lunch. In the Cube 12.30pm - 3.00pm. Friday 15/3/19. The National Traveller Mental Health Conference will explore the need for a culturally inclusive Mental Health service and will look at some of the issues that would need to be addressed in providing a culturally inclusive Mental Health service. In addition, the Conference will look at some of key issues affecting the Traveller community in regard to Mental Health. This Conference is in partnership with the ...

  • Stammtisch

    Posted by German Soc on Mon, 11-03-2019

    The German Society are hosting a Stammtisch in the College Bar on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm. This is  great way to meet new friends and practice your german in an informal setting.We will then go as a group to the Bank of Ireland theatre at 8pm for the screening of the German play : Der kaukasische Kreidekreis by Bertolt Brecht  which is free to attend.Look forward to seeing you there! ...

  • German Play - free entrance

    Posted by German Soc on Tue, 05-03-2019

    Der kaukasische Kreidekreis by Bertolt Brecht will run from 12th - 14th March in the Bank of Ireland theatre.Starting at 8pm and is free of charge- it is an event not to be missed! It is a great way to improve your german outside of the classroom! ...

  • Movie Night Success!

    Posted by Neuro Society on Fri, 01-03-2019

    Thanks again to everyone who came along to our movie night to watch Concussion and eat pizza! Looking forward another event again soon. Watch this space! ...

  • New Set of Yoga Classes

    Posted by Lotus Society on Wed, 27-02-2019

    Yoga classes are now on sale in the SocsBox for sessions starting on the week of March 11th ...

  • Jerome Hynes One Act Play Series:The Winners

    Posted by Dramsoc on Mon, 25-02-2019

    Theatre Week 2019 featured the Jerome Hynes One Act Play Series with 5 original works. The winners on the night were Best Overall Production: People are Happy on Trains by Anna Doyle directed by Aoife Delaney ReadeBest Script went to George Sheils for Pigeon FaceBest Director went to Aoife Delaney Reade for People and Happy on Trains.Best Actress went to Julie Quinn for her part in People are Happy on Trains.Best Actor went jointly for their ensemble performance to Ethan Jordan and Jesse Granato for Pigeon FaceAudience Choice Award Pigeon ...

  • Improve your German outside the classroom

    Posted by German Soc on Fri, 22-02-2019

    This semester, the German society will be hosting a number of events to help improve your German outside of the classroom. Semester two is an important time for students studying German with orals usually taking place in weeks 11 and 12.The first event will be a German movie night.Everyone is welcome from beginner German to advanced.The event will take place Tuesday 26th February 19:30-21:30 AM 110. ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Green Book

    Posted by FilmSoc on Tue, 19-02-2019

    by Kieran O'BrienGreen Book tells the story of African-American classical pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), and his racially insensitive driver/bodyguard, Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), during Shirley’s tour of the Deep South in 1962. It’s an intriguing premise, made even more so by the fact that it’s based on real events. Thankfully, the film remains engaging right up to the end. This film is charming and quite often hilarious. Most of the humour comes from Mortenson’s Italien-American character, Tony Vallelonga, a.k.a Tony Lip, so called due to his purported abilities to talk ...

  • Theatre Week 2019

    Posted by Dramsoc on Fri, 15-02-2019

    NUI Galway Dramsoc’s Theatre Week 2019February 18th-22ndTheatre Week returns to NUI Galway on February 18th-22nd - busier and more jam-packed with events than ever! This year’s headliners are The Language Archive (by Julia Cho & dir. Cristina Scobee), Conversations on a Homecoming (by Tom Murphy & dir. Muireann Kavanagh / O’Doheny), and the Jerome Hynes One Act Play Series. Once again the One Acts will return to the Cube Theatre in Áras na Mac Léinn and as always, feature a myriad of subjects and characters. ‘Pigeon Face’ (by George Sheils & dir. Fiona Weidmann) is a ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 13-02-2019

    by Kieran O'BrienCan You Ever Forgive Me? is based on the true story of Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), a struggling biographer who learns that she can make money by writing fake letters from famous dead authors. Not only is it a compelling plot, but it serves as a perfect metaphor for Israel herself, who would rather pretend to be someone else than to open up to either her friend, Jack (Richard E. Grant) or love interest, Anna (Dolly Wells).If there’s one thing people will agree on after seeing Can You Ever Forgive Me?, it’s that Melissa McCarthy deserves her Oscar nomination. She inhabits ...

  • Society Awards 2019

    Posted by SocsBox on Tue, 12-02-2019

    The Society Awards 2019 take place in the Ardilaun Hotel on March 28th. Societies go to this link to enter for an award. For info on the BICS Awards go here. The deadline for Best Intervarsity, Best Mental Health Event and Best Green Initiative is March 14th ...

  • Deaf Talks

    Posted by Irish Sign Language on Tue, 12-02-2019

    Conference Exploring Deaf Education within Ireland; covering a wide variety of topics relating to Deaf education & culture. Presented by the NUI Galway Irish Sign Language Society in the ILAS Centre Feb 13th from 10am -3pm Register here ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Mary Poppins Returns

    Posted by FilmSoc on Tue, 12-02-2019

    Michelle Chiperi AivazovaAs I went into the cinema to see Mary Poppins Returns, I felt a warm nostalgic excitement. Almost all adults secretly crave to relive their childhoods through film and literature, wanting to experience something, especially movies, with a childlike wonderment which is almost inevitably lost with age. I, for one, remember watching the original Mary Poppins on a video cassette during rainy days, feeling as if I was being swept up in an adventure every time without fail. I feel as if there is a large trend in cinema today in trying to reignite the wonderment and ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Velvet Buzzsaw (dir. Dan Gilroy)

    Posted by FilmSoc on Thu, 07-02-2019

    by Kieran O'BrienJake Gyllenhaal returning to work with his Nightcrawler director, Dan Gilroy, for a horror film was an extremely exciting prospect. Nightcrawler is simply one of the best films of the last decade. It’s a shame then, that Velvet Buzzsaw is unfocused at best, and flat-out boring at worst. Gyllenhaal plays Morf Vandewalt, an art critic working in the modern-day LA art scene, but contrary to promotional material and Netflix billing, he is not our main character. In fact, nobody is our main character. Try watching the movie (but actually, don’t) and try to figure out who, ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 06-02-2019

    by Eoin McCambridgePsycho is a pioneering horror film by Alfred Hitchcock. It initially tells the story of Marian Crane and her fleeing the city with stolen money to live a new life with her boyfriend. On her way, she stops in the now infamous Bates Motel and the plot begins to take a turn. One thing I can appreciate about Psycho is its willingness to take risks, the story weaves between different characters and creates a tense atmosphere where all characters are expendable. Anthony Perkins is the stand out as Norman Bates. He represents complete normality, however, Perkins performance is done ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Glass (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)

    Posted by FilmSoc on Mon, 04-02-2019

    by Kieran O'BrienFans and followers of M. Night Shyamalan’s career will know that Glass is the final movie in a trilogy that began with Unbreakable in 2000, and was followed up with Split sixteen years later (although the two movies are only tied together by a mid-credits tag). In this respect, Glass is a big deal. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson both reprise their roles from Unbreakable as David Dunn, the reluctant hero, and Elijah Price a.k.a Mr.Glass, the genius supervillain with brittle bone disease. James McAvoy also returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb from Split, a man suffering from ...

  • Wednesday Screening and Little Cinema (30/1)

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 30-01-2019

    Join us tonight at 7pm in the Tyndall lecture hall (down the corridor beside Smokies) for our screening of IT (2017), as part of our Reboot month! There will be pizza and scares galore, and we hope to see you there.If thats not what you're looking for, there's also The Little Cinema tonight at 9pm in the Róisín Dubh, where you'll find a ton of locally-made short films being screened (tickets €5). Our highly esteemed members Robert Fitzgerald-Bellone and MacKenzie Fowler are premiering their co-directed short film 'Packing' there tonight and we'll be there to support them!  ...

  • Hoops for Hearts basketball tournament!

    Posted by Healthy Heart on Sun, 27-01-2019

    Come to the Kingfisher on Feb 2 for some hoops and raise funds for Heart Children Ireland! Teams of 5 or Singles.Registration at Smokey's on Wednesday, Jan 30 and Thursday, Jan 31. 35 euro for each team of 5 or 7 euro for singles. ...

  • Azhara Night 2018

    Posted by Malaysian Society on Wed, 24-10-2018

    On the 20th of October, the Malaysian Society hosted an event with the theme 'Women Empowerment'. The event started in the evening at 8pm and ended at 10pm. The participants joined and delved into the history of powerful women through interactive learning like coming up with a sketch and answering questions on Kahoot. Some of the things we did included an opening talk by our fellow Malaysian female doctor and also Secret Santa to end the night. All participants enjoyed themselves; and we the organising committee are extremely happy to have held this event as a platform for the girls to get ...

  • Malaysia Galway Sports Carnival 2018

    Posted by Malaysian Society on Mon, 15-10-2018

    Malaysian Society's annual event, "Sports Carnival" was held on the 13th of October in conjunction with the National Sports Day of Malaysia.  In conjunction with Mental Health Week, we believe sports play an important role in enhancing mental health and our goal was to encourage students to use this as a platform. We hoped to foster new relationships with other students as well as keeping our health in check in a fun way. This year, we hosted both badminton and futsal competitions as they are both common sports in Malaysia. We started early at 9 am and ended with a prize-giving ...

  • Malaysia Family Day 2018

    Posted by Malaysian Society on Fri, 28-09-2018

    Malaysian Society's annual event, "Family Day" was held on the 16th of September in conjunction with Malaysia Day. The theme was "Upholding Tradition & Culture in the Modern Age" where Malaysian participants, as well as some international students, joined and delved into Malaysian history through interactive learning like playing games and answering questions on Kahoot. Some of the things we did included building famous Malaysian landmarks, playing charades to guess famous Malaysian icons and even a relay race to remind us of our childhood years. All the participants enjoyed themselves; ...

  • BICS 18

    Posted by SocsBox on Thu, 05-04-2018

    The BICS Awards 2018 is taking place in Cork and the following Socs will be representing NUI Galway:Best Photo- Best Buddies Best Promotional Video- Physics SocietyBest Poster- DramSoc; Deirdre & Naoise Best Publicity Campaign- Energy Society Best Fresher- Aiofe O’Shaughnessy - Anime Manga Best New Society- Failte Refugees Society Most Improved Society- ISS International Student Society Best Individual- Sally Cahill - Slainte/ GUMS Best Event- Akumakon - Anime & Manga SocietyMost Soccessful- African Caribbean Society Best Society; Charity/ ...

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