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  • PBP NUIG Call On NUI Galway To Scrap Repeat Fees

    Posted by People Before Profit on Thu, 03-09-2020

    People Before Profit NUIG are calling on the university to scrap their €295 repeat exam fee. This is far above and beyond the actual cost of running the exams, and it is absolutely disgraceful that university is profiting off of failed exams.People Before Profit NUIG spokesperson, Cian Mortimer, said “The cost of running a repeat examination in a regular year works out to €10.98 per exam. However, this is not a regular year, and the costs of running these repeat exams will be reduced due to the exams taking place online. Despite this though, NUI Galway are still insisting on charging ...

  • Minceirs Whiden Mentioned in Progress in Dialogue

    Posted by Minceirs Whiden on Wed, 19-08-2020

    Our Society and our Auditor was Mentioned in the' Progress in Dialogue' Newsletter August 2020. Progress in Dialogue is a registered social enterprise, engaging with diverse communities and grassroots champions. ...

  • Virtual Summer Festival Aug 26th -29th

    Posted by SocsBox on Fri, 07-08-2020

    NUI Galway Virtual Summer Festival August 26th - 29thTo celebrate Galway’s as wealth of artistic and creative talent both within  the University and in the wider Galway Community, the University Societies office is partnering with local artists and creators for the first NUI Galway Virtual Summer  Festival. The festival will feature Theatre, Visual Art, Music, Film, Gaming and Social events, for all age groups and interests. According to Festival Director and NUI Galway Societies Officer Ríona Hughes “After the success of our Summer Drama Festival last year and in response to ...

  • First Virtual Summer festival

    Posted by SocsBox on Fri, 07-08-2020

    NUI GALWAY WINS BIG AT NATIONAL BOARD OF IRISH ...

  • PBP NUIG Urge The University To Lower Fees

    Posted by People Before Profit on Sun, 26-07-2020

    People Before Profit NUIG have urged NUI Galway to significantly lower fees for the forthcoming academic year, given the impact of the ongoing pandemic. A recent report from RTÉ suggests that universities have indicated no interest in dropping fees for the forthcoming academic year. This is not acceptable, fees are already outrageously high before taking into account the fact that the next academic year will be delivered largely online. PBP have stressed that this would be a massive mistake on behalf of the university.Reports have emerged in the past couple of days that universities aren’t ...

  • PBP NUIG Call For Students Not To Pay Repeat Fees

    Posted by People Before Profit on Sun, 26-07-2020

    People Before Profit NUIG oppose the imposition of repeat exam fees, even under normal circumstances. However, in the current circumstances, the decision to charge the full repeat fees is completely unacceptable. PBP NUIG have called on all students to boycott the payment of this fee.PBP NUIG spokesperson Cian Mortimer says “Repeat fees are always disgraceful. However this year especially, given the disruptions and the nature of the exams, they are completely unacceptable. Students are already under a great amount of stress and financial pressure, particularly due to the pandemic. The lack ...

  • Trans-comments statement

    Posted by Potter Soc on Thu, 11-06-2020

    As Pottersoc we are of course huge fans of the Harry Potter series. However, our love of the series in no way means that our views align with those of JK Rowling.We do not support her recent comments on trans people. Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Non-binary people exist and deserve to be respected.Separating any book from its author is always difficult and we understand that it’s not always possible.However, for many of us, the series was a source of entertainment, of hope, of inspiration, a place where we could seek refuge from discrimination or ignorance. For some of us, it ...

  • Society BIG Virtual Meetings Every Thursday

    Posted by SocsBox on Tue, 26-05-2020

    Society BIG Virtual Meetings Every Thursday 12pm -1.30pm on Zoom. This Week's session will look at ways to hold a virtual AGM, How to get your ALIVE Cert and complete the society part of the application, deadline June 30th for applications. We will be looking for ideas on Society Collabs and what your society can contribute to our two Summer Virtual Festival Events. Also join us for a short table quiz and try out a new quiz idea (you might like it for your members). There is even a prize!Your zoom link will be sent out before the meeting to committee student emails, your society email and ...

  • Competition Time with FilmSoc!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by FilmSoc on Fri, 10-04-2020

    Hey all you cool cats and kittens, FilmSoc has a competition for ya! ...

  • RTÉ Nationwide

    Posted by Minceirs Whiden on Wed, 01-04-2020

    One of our Co founders, Owen Ward, Access Centre and Údarás na hOllscoile will feature on the RTÉ Nationwide episode ‘Overcoming Adversity’ on Wednesday, 1st April at 7.00pm. He will share his story of becoming an early school leaver with no Junior or Leaving Certificate, to accessing third level education. How he went on to graduate with an honours degree, become a post primary school teacher and is the first Traveller to be elected onto a University Governing Authority in Ireland, Údarás na hOllscoile. Please find further information here ...

  • The #LawSocLockdown

    Posted by Law Soc on Sun, 29-03-2020

    The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is having unprecedented impact on Ireland, and the world at large. Although our university is in lockdown, it doesn’t mean that everything has to cease - completely. Here at LawSoc, we want to encourage a sense of community during this time and so we have developed our #LawSocLockdown online community service! Join us for your daily dose of legal entertainment, all in aid of LauraLynn.https://www.patreon.com/nuiglawsociety ...

  • Important COVID-19 19 Information Links & Info

    Posted by SocsBox on Wed, 25-03-2020

    Hi Guys, The HSE have released a few information packs for people to read, and websites to keep an eye on to stay up to date. Websites:https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/https://t.co/xt5yMdWwVa?amp=1Audio Pack (English):https://t.co/9XHInj3kuE?amp=1Written Info Pack, English Version: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/covid-19-public-information-booklet.pdf ...

  • Society Awards 2020!

    Posted by SocsBox on Mon, 23-03-2020

    Society Awards are still happening!The Society Awards will be announced virtually and celebrated on September 17th, submission deadline April 1st Go to the link below for all of the information you need!  https://socs.nuigalway.ie/page.php?id=NDI= ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: In Bruges

    Posted by FilmSoc on Mon, 16-03-2020

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  • Irish Traveller elected to Údarás na hOllscoile

    Posted by Minceirs Whiden on Wed, 12-02-2020

    Congratulations to fellow Irish Traveller Owen Ward, Access Centre at NUI Galway who was elected a member of NUI Galway's Údarás na hOllscoile (Governing Body of the University) for the term to 31 January 2021. Údarás na hOllscoile, is the University's governing authority and is responsible for managing all the affairs of the University. As an Irish Traveller who has overcome many barriers, this successful outcome demonstrates how open and respectful NUI Galway has become. ...

  • Beach Clean Up 5th Feb

    Posted by Marine Soc on Mon, 10-02-2020

    There is no reservation that people are now becoming more concerned about plastic-waste than ever before, notably the rising generation. The youth movement globally is gaining unprecedented momentum. Likewise, in Galway, a group of young students from NUIG took part in the first beach clean-up on the 5th February 2020.  The noble initiation was led by the Marine Society of the University, and approximately 30 participants have driven forward to remove plastic waste from Mutton Island to Grattan beach area.The event kickstarted outside of the Martin Ryan Building, where the society ...

  • Google Hash Code 2020

    Posted by Business Analytics on Wed, 05-02-2020

    Registrations for the Google Hashcode are open till the 17th of February. Hurry! Create teams of 2 to 4 members, following the steps, outlined below. Please do not hesitate to contact the committee members in case you require any clarifications. ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: The Lighthouse

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 05-02-2020

    By Eoin McCambridgeThe Lighthouse is the new film from director Robert Eggers and stars Robert Pattinson as Ephraim Winslow and Willem Dafoe as Thomas Wake, two men who work as lighthouse keepers on a small island in the late 1800s. As the film progresses the isolation starts to take a toll on the men, and they deal with the expected troubles that come with spending a long period of time with the same person and no one else. That’s all I can say about the plot really, and that’s for two reasons. One, obviously, is spoilers and the other is you’re never really sure of what’s truly going ...

  • FilmSoc Magazine available this Tuesday!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by FilmSoc on Fri, 24-01-2020

    After much hard work, the FilmSoc magazine will be available for public purchase at our table beside Smokey's cafe from 11am-4pm!   We will also be selling some delicious treats so come on down and quench your literature and sweet tooth desires all in one go!The magazine has film reviews of many genres from many student contributors! Giving students an opportunity to see their work published in a real physical magazine is something we are particularly proud of! It also has some great interviews with some well knownfilm faces from Ireland as well as some behind the scenes shots ...

  • International Trip to North Africa

    Posted by Active Citizens on Tue, 07-01-2020

    The NUIG Active Citizens' Chamber Society was invited to Medenine, Tunisia by the 2019 Junior Chamber International Medenine ...

  • Santa's Elves Visit Univeristy Hospital Galway

    Posted by Active Citizens on Sun, 05-01-2020

    Members of NUIG Active Citizens' Chamber Society and Catholic Society NUIG visited Univeristy Hospital Galway on the 21st of December 2019. They dressed up as elves to spread the joys of Christmas and gave teddies to each patient in the pediatric unit of the hospital. This was the first time of this annual event. On behalf of the Active Citizens Chamber Society, We would like to say a big thank you to Jason Sherlock for organizing this. ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Cats

    Posted by FilmSoc on Sat, 28-12-2019

    By Eoin McCambridge Don't see Cats. I went to see it cause i was expecting to see a film like The Room, a film so bad its enjoyable, in the same way you cant help but look at a car crash taking place. Its horrible but you're gripped by it. In reality Cats isn't that type of movie. Its just plain terrible and just boring. So boring in fact that I left the cinema after an hour of watching it. Keep that in mind while reading my review, i haven't actually seen the whole film, but know the reason for that is because I was so disengaged with the parts I saw that I felt the film was beyond ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Le Mans '66

    Posted by FilmSoc on Tue, 10-12-2019

    By Eoin McCambridgeLe Mans 66, (also referred to as Ford vs Ferrari) is the new film from James Mangold (director of Logan, The Wolverine and Walk the Line). It tells the true story of the Ford motor companies efforts in the sixties to combat falling sales by designing a sports car able to beat Ferrari's car at the Le Mans race course. What do they do to attempt this? Bring in the team of engineer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale). Despite being built around a car race the film is ‘not about speed’ as Damon’s character says. You don’t have to care about ...

  • Dec 3rd - International Disability Day

    Posted by IMPACTE Society on Tue, 03-12-2019

    Tuesday, December 3rd was the International Day of People with Disabilities.  IMPACTE Society held a gathering in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society to mark the very special day.  We were delighted to have the Mayor of Galway, Mike Cubbard in attendance, as well as many local disability advocates.  The overall theme for the 2019 International Day of People with Disabilities was "The future is accessible."  We focused our event on the importance of the day and what it would mean for the future of disability rights in Ireland.  On the 24th November, we had a stand ...

  • World Access to Higher Education Day

    Posted by Minceirs Whiden on Wed, 27-11-2019

    Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor launched the Action Plan for Increasing Traveller Participation in Higher Education. Owen Ward, Access Centre, NUI Galway attended the launch and participated on the panel with fellow Traveller students & graduates.26/11/2019 ...

  • Film Soc Reviews: The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Posted by FilmSoc on Thu, 14-11-2019

    The Nightmare Before ChristmasTake a Trip to Halloween Town in this Tim Burton Classic4/5 starsBy Jack KellyIt's become a yearly debate - when is it too early to start celebrating Christmas? Is it the moment Halloween is over, or should Christmas trees only be allowed to go up after the Late Late Toy Show? Many an opinion piece has been written about the matter, so I'll spare you any further ramblings on the matter. (to be honest, if it was up to me, we'd start celebrating Christmas in June) However, this very idea inspired producer Tim Burton (yes, I couldn't believe he didn't direct it ...

  • Public Speaking Masterclass - Persuade On Purpose

    Posted by Active Citizens on Fri, 08-11-2019

    The Active Citizens' Chamber Society took part in a public speaking masterclass orgainzed by the Insurance Institute of Galway in the Galway Chamber of Commerace on the 7th of November 2019.Eric Fitzpatrick trained our society in public speaking. By combining all his research and ideas on what makes an effective presentation, Eric Fitzpatrick has compiled the 'Presentation Scorecard', which itemises all the things that a speaker needs to consider when making a presentation. He has summed up the key points with the acronym 'TRUE': the presentation should make your audience THINK, should be ...

  • Teddy Bear Hospital School Applications

    Posted by Sláinte Soc. on Sun, 03-11-2019

    We are delighted to announce that Teddy Bear Hospital Applications are now OPEN! To apply you must fill out the application at the following link before 15th November at 5pm. https://forms.gle/FNDBRrSmao1aeMnQAEvery year this event is oversubscribed but we try our very best to accommodate as many schools as possible and we prioritise schools who haven't attended the previous year first to be as fair as possible. As there is so much interest, we won't be able to accommodate schools who don't fill out the application form by November 15th so please don't forget! ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Doctor Sleep

    Posted by FilmSoc on Sat, 02-11-2019

    By Eoin McCambridgeFor those that don’t know, new big Halloween release Doctor Sleep is the sequel to the 1980 classic horror The Shining directed by the late Stanley Kubrick and based on the book by Stephen King. Doctor Sleep, also based on a 2013 book by King, tells the story of Danny Torrance (originally played in The Shining by child actor Danny Lloyd) decades after the traumatic events of the first film as he encounters more people with his supernatural ability ‘to shine’ and has to protect ‘shining’ teen Abra from a travelling gang of similarly supernatural villains. Ewan ...

  • MaREI Grant Recipients

    Posted by Energy Society on Thu, 31-10-2019

    Energy Society just received a grant from the MaREI Centre. This will help promote and make possible our major event for the Spring, the Green Energy Festival! More details on the festival will be coming soon. ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: The King - A Film Worth Hailing

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 30-10-2019

    All Hail King Henryby Laura Curran4/5 StarsRuntime: 140 minutesAfter receiving an eight minute standing ovation during its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, The King (David Michôd, 2019) has finally made its way onto selected cinema screens before its world wide release on streaming platform Netflix on November 1st. Directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, 2010) and starring Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, 2017), Joel Edgerton (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michôd) and Robert Pattinson; The King is based on several plays from Shakespeare's 'Henriad' and depicts ...

  • RadioSoc Fright Night

    Posted by RadioSoc on Sun, 27-10-2019

    We are hosting 'Fright Night' this Halloween, Thursday the 31st of October in Áras na Gael. Tickets available on the Door for €5 from 8pm-late.  It promises to be a Spooktacular night of music and craic with featured acts including Undercover Martians, French Ketamine and Vulture Casino set to creep it real! ;)  ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Movies with Great Stories!

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 23-10-2019

    Movies with Great Stories!by Rajan NayakMany of us have often been asked, about what movies are the best. My answer to ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: The Youngest Saviour

    Posted by FilmSoc on Wed, 23-10-2019

    The Youngest Saviour!by Rajan Nayak ...

  • The Legally Bond Law Ball

    Posted by Law Soc on Wed, 23-10-2019

    Our LAWBALL is this day next week, Wednesday 30th October 2019 in the Clayton Hotel Galway! FULLS & AFTERS tickets available tomorrow, Thursday, in Hub Central from 12-3pm, Friday 12-3pm at Smokies and @Socsbox Ticket Office from 12noon-6pm all week. Look forward to seeing ye there! :) ...

  • ISL & ANIME Halloween Murder Mystery

    Posted by Irish Sign Language on Wed, 23-10-2019

    A Collaboration between Irish Sign Language & Anime Society!!!2 rooms will be used for this event... 1st room will be given  to teams to gather hints and passwords in order to enter the 2nd room - where the final murder scene took place..PRIZES will be given to the team who solve the Murder Mystery!Free Food available!!COME & CELEBRATE WITH US @31/10 @The Anderson ...

  • HARRY POTTER: PRISONER OF AZKABAN SCREENING

    Posted by Potter Soc on Mon, 21-10-2019

    Watch along with us as Pottersoc shares the fun and excitement of the Harry Potter Universes’ second installment: Chamber of Secrets!Time: 7pm, Wednesday!Place: Darcy Thompson Theatre, the Concourse, NUI GalwayBeidh “HARRY POTTER: PRISONER OF AZKABAN” á thaispeáint againn ar an gCéadaoin. Bígí linn ag a 7in i dTéatar Darcy Thompson. Draíocht an lae: APARECIUM! ...

  • JCI OfficialNetworking Course

    Posted by Active Citizens on Sat, 19-10-2019

    The Active Citizens' Chamber Society had a JCI (Junior Chamber International) Offical Course called NetworkingNetworking is the JCI course on turning your personal contacts into lasting, trusted and productive connections and relationships. The course covers the principles and dynamics of networking, how to identify and use the opportunities when contacting people, the follow up actions needed after meeting the person to keep adding value to the connection and how to use the participation in JCI activities to build a reputation that will establish a network of connections for the future. ...

  • Personal Branding Training with Emma Boylan

    Posted by Active Citizens on Sat, 19-10-2019

    Members of the NUIG Active Citizens' Chamber Society had Personal Branding Training with Emma BoylanWhen you understand what makes you unique and amazing and start telling that story to the world, you start to stand out and you stop looking and sounding like everyone else. This training will help you discover what makes you unique provocative and amazing, and to find a way to harness that so you can have the personal brand you were born to have. Some of the topics we discussed: -- What is your brand, what do you want it to be- What do you stand for, that makes you stand out- How to grab ...

  • Intercultural Board Game Night

    Posted by Active Citizens on Sat, 19-10-2019

    The Active Citizens' Chamber Society had a Intercultural Board Games Night in Caribou, Woodquay. We met international friends and learned about cultural differences by playing board games.We played 30 seconds / cards against humanity and Monopoly together. :) Old and New friendships!! ...

  • JCI European KHT

    Posted by Active Citizens on Sat, 19-10-2019

    The Active Citizens' Chamber Society participated in the JCI European KHT Programme in Brussels, Belgium, From the 29th of September to the 3rd of October.HistoryThe Know-How-Transfer (KHT) is a JCI program that was first initiated by JCI Germany where it is conducted on local and national level for over twenty years now. The program allows JCI members to participate in the European decision-making process by communicating with Members of the Parliament. The project benefits JCI members by helping them become acquainted with leaders of the Parliament, as well as politicians by creating ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: The Irishman

    Posted by FilmSoc on Fri, 18-10-2019

    By Eoin McCambridgeNetflix’s newest big new release The Irishman sees the acclaimed team of Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese reunite for the first time since 1995s Casino. De Niro stars as real life mafia hitman Frank ‘Irish’ Sheeran in this gangster film based on Sheeran’s memoir ‘I Heard You Paint Houses’, chronicling his relationships with the Buffalino crime family and trade union leader Jimmy Hoffa throughout the 60s and 70s. Hoffa is played by Al Pacino and Joe Pesci seemingly comes out of retirement to play crime boss Russell Buffalino. The holy trinity of ...

  • ISL Game Night

    Posted by Irish Sign Language on Thu, 17-10-2019

    Want to play games, socialise & learn sign language all at once? Come to us on the 17/10 @ The Hub @ 6-8pm! Free snacks/ drinks/ PIZZA and …. Find it out yourself ;) ISL workshop is also available from 5-6pm @ The Hub. You don't have to have any previous knowledge in Sign Language, simply join us & have some FUN!!! ...

  • Wellness Week 2019: Colour Me Calm

    Posted by Neuro Society on Mon, 14-10-2019

    In conjunction with Wellness Week 2019, Neurosoc gathered together for “Colour Me Calm”, an hour of mindful colouring at The Space. Amidst food and chatter, we coloured in mandalas and geometric patterns of the brain – we couldn’t control our impulses when the inner artist in us went wild! The event was a great way to take our minds off (no pun intended) the stresses of the day, and we are definitely excited for our next event! ...

  • Games Night // Oíche na gCluichí 16/10/19

    Posted by Potter Soc on Mon, 14-10-2019

    Play Harry Potter themed Games with your fellow Potterheads! Get to know each other over Card against Muggles, have a pizza slice to clear your head after a heated game of HP Werewolf, and more!  Ag éirí tinn den léitheoireacht agus na haistí? Tóg sos agus tar chuig Oíche na gCluichí an gCéadaoin seo ag a 7in. Beimid sna Seomraí Cruinnithe in Áras na Mac Léinn le cluichí HP, píotsa agus craic. ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: Joker

    Posted by FilmSoc on Thu, 10-10-2019

    Joaquin Phoenix puts on a happy face in the year's darkest blockbuster4.5/5 starsby Jack Kelly There are few villains as famous as the Joker. Darth Vader, Hannibal Lecter and maybe Hans Gruber are the only baddies that spring to mind that are as iconic as the Clown Prince of Crime. Yet, ask somebody who their favourite Joker is and you're bound to get different answers. Most would say Heath Ledger's defining Joker from 'The Dark Knight', others would say Jack Nicholson's more comedic turn in 'Batman' (1989) - some might even say Mark Hamill's voice performance from the cartoons and ...

  • One Book Launch, One Talk....

    Posted by Potter Soc on Tue, 08-10-2019

    Discussion of Topical Topics relating to the fictional Universe of Harry Potter and what they could reflect on the Societal workings of the “Real” world.... Presented by: someone who knows what they’re doing! ROUND 1. Book Launch: CULTURAL POLITICS with Pilar Alderete Diez Time: 12:30pm, 10/10/19Place: THB-G010 (in the Library!), NUI GalwayROUND 2. Talk: GENDER SEXUALITY AND THE WAR ON TERROR with Rubén Jarazo ÁlverezTime: 6pm,10/10/19 Place: Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building,  NUI Galway ...

  • Oíche an gCluichí

    Posted by Potter Soc on Fri, 27-09-2019

    Beidh Oíche na gCluichí againn ar an Luan, 30ú, ag a 7. Beimid in AC 202 le réimse cluichí HP. Bígí linn! ...

  • Harry Potter Games Night!

    Posted by Potter Soc on Fri, 27-09-2019

    Play Harry Potter themed Games with your fellow Potterheads! Get to know each other over Card against Muggles, have a pizza slice to clear your head after a heated game of HP Werewolf, and more! Time: 7pm, Monday, 30/09/19Place: AC202, The Concourse, NUIG ...

  • FilmSoc Reviews: IT: Chapter Two

    Posted by FilmSoc on Mon, 23-09-2019

    by Kieran O'Brien IT: Chapter 2 is carrying a lot of weight on its shoulders. It must suffer the pressure of adapting a beloved novel; it must act as a sequel, setting up characters we thought we knew, albeit twenty-seven years later; it has the weight of expectation after a commercially and critically popular first instalment, but most of all, it must frighten us. If Pennywise the Dancing Clown is anything less than horrifying, we will leave the cinema disappointed. Thankfully, IT: Chapter 2 bears this weight well.We follow the now-grown-up members of the Loser’s Club as they fight to put ...

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