Soup GMIT Students’ Union Newsletter Volume II_January 2010
Welcome back everybody! Hopefully the Christmas and New Year was good to you. It’s great to have everyone back! We’ve got SHAG (Sexual Health and Guidance) Week and RAG (Raise and Give) Week coming over the next month, so hopefully everybody will get involved in both, and lets raise even more money than last year! Also, watch out for the IT Factor (see page 4), the GMIT Gym deal (below) and other news...see www.gmitsu.ie for everything! SOUP is also available at webmail.gmit.ie
february 22nd 2010
Sign up for joint membership to
GMIT Gym & Carlton Leisure Club
€80 January - May
Diary Dates JAN / FEB GMIT STUDENTS GET AUTOMATIC MEMBERSHIP OF CARLTON LEISURE CLUB WHEN THEY JOIN GMIT GYM The Carlton Leisure Club is located just a couple of minutes from GMIT and includes a 20 metre pool, sauna, steamroom, jacuzzi and gym. To avail of this offer, simply sign up at GMIT Fitness Centre (located in the Sports Hall at the Dublin Road Campus). Phone 091-742194
_Thu 28th: POPCORN Party @Club K _Feb 4th: Exam Results available online _Feb 4th: IT Factor Song Contest (closing date Feb1st) _Feb 15th: SHAG Week _Feb 22nd: RAG (Raise and Give) Week
Welcome to the library!
Visit the library to borrow books, study, photocopy… Use the library website library.gmit.ie to access… the library catalogue databases of online articles other online resources (e.g. ebooks) exam papers
Don’t forget to set up your library PIN. Why? Because you can use your PIN to access Exam Papers, Databases and your Library Account on our website library.gmit.ie How? Create a PIN when prompted to enter one on our website or ask at the library desk.
All free trials available via the library website http://library.gmit. ie/screens/etrials.html Proquest Dissertations Available to: Jan 2010
Weekend opening resumes week starting Monday 8th February Cluain Mhuire Mon & Thur 09.30 – 19.30 Tue & Wed 09.30 – 18.00 Friday 09.30 – 16.00
Tel: 091 742785 Email: email@example.com Website: http://library.gmit.ie
STUDENT NOTICE Dear Student, GMIT has received a number of serious complaints from residents in the vicinity of the Galway campuses concerning the behaviour of students living in housing estates. Students must realise the following: 1. All residents in housing estates have to get up for work, school etc., each morning. They have a right to live peacefully in their homes. 2. Noise can also keep young children awake at night which is very annoying for parents. 3. On the spot fines can now be imposed by the gardai for drinking in public places. 4. No parties should be held in residential areas as they can attract undesirable visitors. Please remember that the occupiers of a house are responsible for the behaviour of everyone there including visitors. 5. The abuse of alcohol is not acceptable as an excuse for bad behaviour. 6. Housing estates will be monitored on a regular basis by residents and community gardai, with the full support of the GMIT authorities. Where necessary, disciplinary action will also be taken. 7. Prosecutions will be initiated for serious incidents. It is in the interest of every student to avoid a criminal conviction as it can affect references and travel rights. Please reflect on these matters and give good leadership and example to others. Bernard Oâ€™Hara, Registrar. January 2010.
Book of Intention
Book of Intention can be found in Mediation room. Come along share you views of the world Good and Bad!!
Glenstall Abbey Visit
Have you ever wondered what life is like for someone in an enclosed Order. Why not find out! In the coming months the Chaplaincy will be organizing a visit to Glenstall Abbey in Limerick home of the Benedictine Monks. In the coming weeks keep an eye out for more information.
Masses are back Mon to Wed 8.40am. Thur and Fri 1pm
The I.T. Factor will be held in L.I.T. Limerick this year on the 24th of March. G.M.I.T. finals will be held on 4th of Feb. Entry forms in SU.
Every wed 1pm-2pm Mediatation in the Prayer Room!
Fr Adrian chaplain has a dropin now everyday from 4pm to 5pm in his office so please feel free to call in for a chat!
GMITSU & The Chaplaincy present
Thursday 4th Feb Venue: The Library Bar
Annual GMIT Song Contest â€˘ Bands & Solo Artists â€˘ Covers & Originals
Winners go through to the National IT Factor in Limerick IT
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 091-742226 Entry Forms from the SU Office
Closing Date for Entries is Monday 1st February
The Numbers 40 13 1000
For the Craic!
Number of units of alcohol Withnail & I consumes over the course of the film Withnail & I (including the lighter fluid). Number of units of alcohol consumed by the actor who played Withnail, Richard E Grant, over the course of his life! Number of bicylces per 1000 people in the Netherlands!
Exam Answers - PART I The following questions were set in last yearâ€™s GCSE examination in Swindon, Wiltshire (U.K.) These are apparently genuine answers (from 16 year olds) Q. Name the four seasons A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists Q. How is dew formed A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire Q. What causes the tides in the oceans A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election Q. What are steroids A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs Q. What happens to your body as you age A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental ...to be continued!!
WRITE TO US!
If you have a question, a joke or indeed anything to say, pop us an email to email@example.com
TOP 10 MOVIES of 2000-09 as voted by the GMITSU
ATTENTION!! FIRST YEARS
1. ANCHORMAN 2. AVATAR 3. THE DARK KNIGHT 4. GLADIATOR 5. THE HANGOVER 6. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN 7. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN 8. THE DEPARTED 9. MYSTIC RIVER 10. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TRILOGY
All GMIT students who hold study visas are warned that it is a legal requirement to notify the GNIB in Liosban of any change in your address. Failure to do so can result in a prosecution.
If you have been attending the new ‘Learning to Learn’ (L2L) lectures this semester please complete this survey - follow link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=cy4 xHbn2pxqrJeuhxyDp_2fw_3d_3d The aim of this survey is to capture your experiences of the L2L module this semester. Please note all responses will be treated in the strictest confidence. About L2L Module: GMIT have introduced a new module (subject) for 1st year students entitled “Learning to Learn (L2L)”. The aim of this module is to empower students with the skills for dealing with the transition to third level education. (E.g. Understanding learning styles, learning methods, working with Moodle, problem solving skills, study skills, time management, IT skills, working with groups, personal development plans). All students who complete the survey will be entered into a draw. There are three prizes valued at up to €150 each (prize winners can choose from a digital camera, Ipod, Nintendo DS). At the end of the survey please enter your mobile number, school/campus and email address. We appreciate your time and thank you!
Peer Assisted Learning Supporting the 1st year experience
ATTENTION 1st YEARS Attend Your Weekly
GMIT PAL Programmes Sept 2009 - April 2010
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Wednesday 15:00 -16.00 Room 474
BSc Business Computing and Digital Media
BA (Hons) Hotel & Catering Management
BB Bar Management
BSc in Computing and Electronic Systems
BA Art & Design
BSc Construction Management and Refurbishment Maintenence
SR1 Michael Davitt
ALL First Year Programmes
BB Hotel Management
Room LT4 Room LT5
First years attending PAL can help you get to know your course and classmates better, help your understanding of a variety of topics and prepare you for assignments, projects and exams. For more information on PAL at GMIT visit www.gmit.ie/pal
For more info on all of these opportunities, please check out the Careers newsletter, available at various locations throughout the college.
SINNOTT HOTELS Location: Galway Vacancy 1: Vacancy 2:
Assistant Bars Manager Junior Assistant Manager
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sinnotthotels.com To Apply: E-mail CV & covering letter indicating which position is being applied for. M6 CAR AUCTIONS Vacancy: Auctioneer Location: Galway E-mail: email@example.com To Apply: E-mail CV or phone 087-6786119 CCP RECRUITMENT LTD Location: Ballina, Co Mayo Vacancy 1: Project Process Engineer – Mechanical Vacancy 2: Care 24/7
Manufacturing Team Leader – Ostomy
Vacancy 3: Maintenance Fitter – Ostomy Manufacturing 24/7 Vacancy 4: Engineer
Senior New Product Development
Senior Lead Project Engineer
Project Process Engineer – Controls
HAYS Vacancy 1: Location: Vacancy 2: German Location: Vacancy 3: Italian. Location:
Accounts Payable with German Midlands Customer Service Advisor with Galway Order Management Assistant with Galway
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (vacancy 1 & 2), Edith.email@example.com (vacancy 3) To Apply: E-mail CV & covering letter or phone Martina or Edith 533417.
NUI GALWAY Event: Date: Time: Location: Léinn, NUIG Website:
Graduate Studies Fair Wednesday 03/02/2010 12.30pm – 4.30pm Bailey Allen Hall, Aras na Mac www.nuigalway.ie/postgrad
SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP Programme: Graduate Management Training Programme
Applicants: Primary or Post-Primary Degree at any discipline. The selection process places a Vacancy 7: Manufacturing Team Leader – greater emphasis on applicant’s character and Continence Care 12/7 managerial potential than on their academic results.Closing Date: 14/02/2010 to commence Website: www.ccprecruit.ie in October 2010 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (vacancies 1-3), E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (vacancies 4-6) Website: www.smurfitkappa.ie To Apply: E-mail CV & covering letter indicating which position is being applied for. To Apply: Apply online. Brochures are available on request from above email address.
SU Welfare Contact Colin
SU Vice President & Welfare Officer Tel: 091 742785 Email: email@example.com
SHAG Week As you may be aware, we have confirmed SHAG Week (Sexual Health and Guidance) is taking place from February 15th to 18th. Watch this space for more info!
Drink Awareness Weâ€™d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to Drink sensibly during the second semester and keep the noise down when coming home from a night out (see the relaunched Sshhh!! Campaign). Do yourself and GMIT proud!!!
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to the Student Services Office. Incomplete applications (missing documentation/form not fully completed) cannot be assessed.
All applicants will be interviewed by the SAF Committee. To apply, eligible students must complete the form, attach proof of income (or grant letter), proof of social welfare entitlements if applicable and bank statements for the past 3 months.
If you are experiencing FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, call to the Student Services Office (or
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Make sure you have your APCOA parking permit on display and park in the correct location.
On campus banks AIB and Bank of Ireland are open 10:30am (11:00am on Wednesday) to 4:00pm with lunch daily from 12:40pm to 1:40pm. Bank machines are in the canteen.
The SU Shop currently has the postbox and also sells photocopying cards, stamps, hoodies and t-shirts.
park&ride CAN’T FIND A PARKING SPACE ? PARK AT GLEANN NA RI!
NEW PARK AND RIDE FACILITY COMMENCING MONDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2009.
CAN’T FIND A PARKING SPACE ?
REGULAR SHUTTLE BUS PARK SERVICE GLEANN NA RI, FORDEPARTING FREE AT GLEANN NA RI! MONDAY TO FRIDAY DURING FOLLOWING TIMES: NEW PARKTHE AND RIDE FACILITY COMMENCING MARCH 2010 8.30 - 9.30 A.M 12.00 1.30SERVICE P.M DEPARTS GLEANN NA RI, SHUTTLE- BUS 4.30 – 6.00MONDAY P.M TO FRIDAY EVERY 6 MINUTES!
€1.50 RETURN TICKET BUS SERVICE OPEN €1 SINGLE TO FARE ALL STUDENTS BUS SERVICE OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS
VOTE EMMA & JOHN JANUARY 17th 2010
in the semi-final! RTÉ 1 6.30pm TRAIDISIÚN AR dTÚS!! Emma O’Sullivan – Sean Nós Dancer • John O’Halleran – Box Player
The following are the upcoming TLT grant payments to be paid into student accounts:
• 2nd January, 2010 • 28th January, 2010 • 25th February, 2010 If any of your details have changed, please let the Registration Office know as soon as possible. Also, make sure you have provided your bank’s Sort Code and Account Number.
Don’t Get Clamped!
CLAMPING FEE: €50
HAVE YOU PARKED LEGALLY? IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PERMIT, YOU WILL BE CLAMPED!!! DESIGNATED PARKING ONLY: STUDENT PARKING IN GREEN ZONE STAFF PARKING IN YELLOW ZONE
NON PERMIT HOLDERS & VISITORS, PLEASE USE PAY & DISPLAY
TYPING SERVICE ---------------------------------------------
Theses, Projects, Assignments etc. Fast & Reliable! Reasonable rate! Phone Trish at 087-7788266
TO APPLY FOR YOUR PERMIT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO www.gmit.ie/parking-management UPDATE: STUDENTS CAN NOW PARK ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE RED LINE (an extra row of spaces that is open to staff and students).
Sign up for joint membership to
GMIT Gym & Carlton Leisure Club
â‚Ź80 January - May
GMIT STUDENTS GET AUTOMATIC MEMBERSHIP OF CARLTON LEISURE CLUB WHEN THEY JOIN GMIT GYM The Carlton Leisure Club is located just a couple of minutes from GMIT and includes a 20 metre pool, sauna, steamroom, jacuzzi and gym. To avail of this offer, simply sign up at GMIT Fitness Centre (located in the Sports Hall at the Dublin Road Campus). Phone 091-742194
MSIreland The Multiple Sclerocis Society of Ireland
Walking Weekend in the Westport Area in aid of MS Ireland. (Weekend of 12th, 13th and 14th March 2010)
Please support by contributing to sponsor cards on campus or directly to Mel Faherty in the Reprographics Department.
Stylistic Hair & Beauty Roscam House, Roscam, Galway 091-763777 www.stylistic.ie
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!!!
Have your hair professionally styled and coloured at amazing prices with student I.D. All Full Head Hi-lites + Blowdry All Full Head Hi-Lites + Cut
All Half Head Hi-Lites + Blowdry All Half Head Hi-Lites + Cut GHD Curls Upstyles Fashion Colours Including Free Blowdry
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Visit our beauty salon and our sunbeds Avail of the universal contour body wraps
RING EARLY FOR APPOINTMENT!
Learn how to relax, stay calm and lower your anxieties... It lasts for 10weeks on a drop-in basis and it’s FREE! COME & GIVE IT A TRY!
DO YOU WANT TO: Lower your stress levels? Stay calm under pressure? Sleep better? Learn to relax? Beat exam stress? Worry less?
Every Wednesday 1-2pm Meditation/Chapel Room Dublin Road (Near SU & Medical Centre) FREE – Just Drop In… Make a positive change in your life…
Counselling Never feel that you are helpless and on your own in college. Contact the Counsellor to get help and support in total confidence. Counsellors Pauline Staunton and Pauline Clancy are available to speak to you today.
Opening Hours: 9.00 - 5.00 Drop in times: 11.00 -12.00 and 1.00 - 2.00 Phone: 091_742118 for appointments
The Counsellors are available one day per week in Cluain Mhuire & Letterfrack campuses.
PRICE REDUCTIONS FOR 2010!!!
Large Tea Freshly brewed coffee (fast pour) Sukie 200ml Orange juice Sauce portions Tara’s cookies Breakfast Jambon
Was 1.05 1.35 0.85 0.20 1.30 1.75
NEW!!!! Named Recession Buster Dish of the Day Pain au chocolat Taste of America Muffins Slim Budget Sandwich Carvery Lunch (Roast of the day Carved at the Hotplate) Fresh Fish Lunch ZEST Panini with salad & relish ZEST sandwiches available in the Servery Toasted Sandwich (H/C or H/C/O/T) Granola Take away meals are available, please ask at the servery counter
Now 1.00 1.30 0.80 0.15 1.25 1.70 4.00 1.20 1.00 2.50 7.50 6.50 5.00
Weight watchers products (sandwiches, salads) will be available from Monday 19th January. Additional Weight Watchers products such as yoghurts and sweet treats will be available in the coming weeks. Fruit puree & Natural Yoghurt for breakfast time will be available from Monday 19th January. Pre-packed Salads will be available from Monday 19th January. New pasta dishes coming on stream Loyalty Cards will be back soon Cafe Foyer (New building outside Library) Toast will be available for breakfast from Monday 19th January Soup & Toasted Sandwiches will be available for Lunch from Monday 19/1/10 Equipment moves… A new Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine has been added and the beverage counters have been changed around to speed up service. All bean to cup coffee is located on one counter and express tea & coffee on the other counter
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Tea Tea & Muffin Recession Buster Main course Slim Budget Sandwich, packet of Snax & 500ml water or tea Hot Chicken Baguette & Pint Milk Maincourse & Pint of milk
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All suggestions or comments to help improve our service are welcome, please email Annemarie.email@example.com or place a note in our suggestion box in the servery.
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A campaign to reduce anti-social behaviour in our community and to make students aware of the consequences
DO YOU WANT A CRIMINAL RECORD??? RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBOURS
For information on the Sshhh!! Campaign, contact the Studentsâ€™ Union
RESPECT YOUR COMMUNITY
and most of all...
KEEP THE NOISE DOWN
Official GMIT Entertainment Centre
Every Tuesday is
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STUDENT SPORTS BAR
NIGHT Free return bus
Bus departs GMIT main entrance @ 7.30pm
Bowling â‚Ź5 DJ / Live Music Drink Promotions 091 388100 | www.citylimits.ie Weekly Competitions Free entry into city centre nightclub Claregalway
Live champions league qualifiers on our 20ft Screen 22
SUDOKO Don’t Walk Home Alone!
If you have no money for a taxi, Big-O-Taxis will bring you home. Simply give the driver your student card and it will be returned to you once the fee is paid! Contact the Students’ Union for further details
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Despite the “big freeze” during the Christmas break our teams still managed to get some training and practice games completed and are now busily preparing for the upcoming Championship season. The Sigerson football squad had an encouraging result when playing a draw with Leitrim in the FBD League on Sunday last (full report here http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/lateryan-show-shares-spoils-for-gmit-2018220.html ) - they now face Sligo at Enniscrone on Sunday next (24th), with a 2pm throw-in. Dundalk IT will be the opposition in the first round of the Sigerson Cup and this game is due to be played on the 3rd of February at a Galway venue. The Fresher footballers make their championship debuts next week when the “A” team play Queens and the “B’s” play Athlone IT.
Clubs & Socs
All at the football club would like to extend their sympathies to Michael Murray (Electronic Engineering) on the passing of his father, Martin RIP. Michael has been a stalwart of the club for many years and we pass on our condolences at this sad time. History will be made at Rathdowney, Co Laois on Sunday next when the GMIT Fitzgibbon hurlers make their debut in the Walsh Cup Leinster Hurling league, with a tough tie against Laois. The winner of this game meets Galway on Sunday 31st. In the Fitzgibbon Cup, GMIT have been drawn in the so-called “group of death”, containing Waterford IT, UCC and Limerick IT - the games to be played on Feb 4th (away), Feb 10th (home) and Feb 16th (away). The Fresher hurlers will play the winners of DCU/St. Pats at a Galway venue in early February. Finally, the ladies of the College are also training with great endeavour at the moment. The Camogie girls play Trinity on Tuesday next in the Purcell Cup qualifier to see who will advance to the Championship weekend in Cork. Meanwhile, the Ladies Football squad prepare for a Lynch Cup game with MICL, to be played on Feb 16th.
Contact Clubs & Socs
Angelica Dooley Tel: 091 742008 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.gmitsu.ie/ index.php/clubs-a-socs
In Your Endo The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr.Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, “Well, I’m off now. The man should be here soon.” Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale. “Good morning, Ma’am”, he said, “I’ve come to...” “Oh, no need to explain,” Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, “I’ve been expecting you.” “Have you really?” said the photographer. “Well, that’s good. Did you know babies are my specialty?” “Well that’s what my husband and I had hoped. Please come in and have a seat”. After a moment she asked, blushing, “Well, where do we start?” “Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometimes the living room floor is fun.You can really spread out there.” “Bathtub, living room floor? No wonder it didn’t work out for Harry and me!” “Well, Ma’am, none of us can guarantee a good one every time. But if we try several different positions and I shoot from six or seven angles, I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the results.” “My, that’s a lot!”, gasped Mrs. Smith. “Ma’am, in my line of work a man has to take his time. I’d love to be In and out in five minutes, but I’m sure you’d be disappointed with that.” “Don’t I know it,” said Mrs. Smith quietly. The photographer opened his briefcase and pulled out a portfolio of his baby pictures. “This was done on the top of a bus,” he said. “Oh, my word!” Mrs. Smith exclaimed, grasping at her throat. “And these twins turned out exceptionally well - when you consider their mother was so difficult to work with.” “She was difficult?” asked Mrs. Smith. “Yes, I’m afraid so. I finally had to take her to the park to get the job done right. People were crowding around four and five deep to get a good look” “Four and five deep?” said Mrs. Smith, her eyes wide with amazement. “Yes”, the photographer replied. “And for more than three hours, too. The mother was constantly squealing and yelling - I could hardly concentrate, and when darkness approached I had to rush my shots. Finally, when the squirrels began nibbling on my equipment, I just had to pack it all in.” Mrs. Smith leaned forward. “Do you mean they actually chewed on your, uh...equipment?” “It’s true, Ma’am, yes.. Well, if you’re ready, I’ll set-up my tripod and we can get to work right away.” “Tripod?” “Oh yes, Ma’am. I need to use a tripod to rest my Canon on. It’s much too big to be held in the hand very long.” Mrs. Smith fainted
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A GMIT Students Union Publication, 2009.
Printed by Mel Faherty, Reprographics Department
February 15th - 18th
SHAG Week Sexual Health & Guidance