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N U I G a l w ay S t u d e n t s ’ U ni o n Annu a l R e p o r t 2 014 / 15 Tu a r a s c á i l B h l i a n t ú i l C h o m h a l t a s n a M a c L é inn , OÉ G a i l l i m h 2 014 / 15

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H I G H L I G H T S • C A M PA I G N S • R E V I E W B u aicph o int í • F eachtais • S ú il S iar Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland.

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CONTENTS Presidents Foreword - Focal ón Uachtarán Mission Statement/Highlights - Ráiteas Misin/Buaicphointí Executive Committee 2014/15 - Coiste Feidhmiúcháin 2014/15 SU Council - Comhairle an Chomhaltais Sin Newspaper - Nuachtán Sin Elections - Toghcháin Explore

Céim Life Skills - Scileanna Saoil Fundraising - Tiomsú airgid Enterprise Awards - Dámhachtainí Fiontair Entertainment & Events - Siamsaíocht agus Imeachtaí Campaigns - Feachtais Students’ Union Services - Seirbhísí Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn Incoming Executive 2015/16 - Coiste Feidhmiúcháin 2015/16

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PRESIDENTS FOREWORD This year was very much a year of repairing and rejuvenating; we faced many challenges here at the NUI G a l w a y S t u d e n t s ’ U n i o n , a l l o f w h i c h , I a m h a p p y t o s a y , w e f a c e d w i t h v i g o u r a n d v a l o u r . We c e l e b r a te d a ve r y i m p o r ta n t m i l e s to n e l a s t s u m m e r, o u r 5 0 t h a n n i ve r s a r y, a n d exa c t l y f i f t y ye a r s a g o , another Higgins, Michael D. Higgins to be precise, was President of this same Students’ Union. On his historic v i s i t t o t h e U K , P r e s i d e n t H i g g i n s i m p a r t e d t h e f o l l o w i n g p h r a s e : “A r s c á t h a c h é i l e a m h a i r i m í d – W e l i v e i n t h e s h a d o w o f e a c h o t h e r ”. T h i s t h e m e w a s v e r y m u c h a t t h e h e a r t o f o u r o w n e x p e r i e n c e i n t h e S t u d e n t s ’ U n i o n t h i s ye a r, to o . T h i s ye a r, I re l a n d m a d e h i s to r y by b e i n g t h e f i r s t co u n t r y i n t h e wo r l d to approve marriage equality for all its people by popular vote. NUI Galway Students’ Union was to the fore of ef forts to register students to vote and i n a d v o c a t i n g f o r a Ye s v o t e i n t h e r e f e r e n d u m . O n M a y 2 3 r d , t h e f r u i t s of those ef forts were borne out in the amendment being carried, much to th e d e l i g ht o f m a ny. C o n s i s te ntl y a t th e fo re f ro nt o f c h a n g e, th i s i s b u t another example of the mobilisation of students to af fect social change in Ireland. Conversations around the value and purpose of higher education on our cou ntr y h a ve b e e n p ro ce e d i n g w i th e n e rg y. Ag a i n s t th e b a c kd ro p o f th e n a t i o n a l c a m p a i g n , ‘ E d u c a t i o n I s ’, u n d e r t h e a u s p i c e s o f t h e U n i o n o f Students in Ireland (USI), of which we are proud members, we contributed ver y constructively to this discussion. In the coming months and years, the value of education from our point of view needs to be the fore of any discourse around third level education. Relations between the Students’ Union and the University had been s t r a i n e d o f l a te , b u t t h a n k f u l l y, t h r o u g h s eve r a l j o i n t i n d i c a t i ve s a n d resolutions to contentious issues, we are in a position to proceed in a more harmonious environment, which will ultimately benefit our members.  A roadmap for the stability and development of Students’ Union Commercial Services going forward has been put in place, and other discussions on key issues with the University are ongoing. O ur S tud e nt Ente rp ri se Awa rd s , CÉ I M a nd E X PLO RE i ni tia ti ve s co nti nu e to go from strength to strength and are a source of justifiable pride for us. We are par ticularly thankful to Amber and Joanna of our of fice for the work they do on these initiatives to ensure their continued development and success. We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the University in bringing these initiatives forward. We e n g a g e d ve r y co n s tru c ti ve l y w i th th e l o ca l co m m u n i t y a n d i t s key s ta ke h o l d e r s i n G a l wa y th i s ye a r. Wo r k i n g closely with An Garda Síochána and local representatives has proved ver y fruitful. With the assistance of a G a l wa y C i t y C o u n c i l l o r, we s u c c e s s f u l l y l o b b i e d fo r a v i ta l l y i m p o r ta n t s a fe t y a u d i t o f t h e c i t y ’s wa te r wa y s , following a series of tragic drownings. This is not only important for our students, but rather for all the people o f, a n d v i s i to r s to, ou r c i t y. We a re a l s o s p o n s o r i n g a key p i e ce o f e q u i p m e nt to b e u s e d by th e e m e rg e n c y services in search and rescue operations. O u r s t ra te g i c p l a n n i n g p ro c e s s b e g u n t h i s ye a r, h oweve r, i t w i l l b e b ro u g h t to f r u i ti o n by n ex t ye a r ’s Pre s i d e n t . This was a useful and insightful process which shone a light on the way we represent our members and the core principles that underpin that representation. Alas, after two fantastic, challenging, insightful and inspiring years, my time in NUI Galway Students’ Union has come to an end. I am happy to commend this annual report to you, the membership, and I would ver y much like to thank our Vice Presidents, Executive, the SUC S staf f and of course Chris, Joanna, Amber and Lorna for their forbearance, good counsel, support, kindness and assistance over the past two years. I firmly believe you, the members, can look to next year with confidence in your Union’s ability to represent you and your best interests. Beir bua, D e c l a n H i g g i n s  N U I G a l w a y S t u d e n t s ’ U n i o n P r e s i d e n t 2 014 / 1 5

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MISSION STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS NUI Galway Students’ Union was originally e s t a b l i s h e d i n 19 11 a s t h e S t u d e n t s ’ Representative Council. This council was shor t-lived, but the re - establishment of the b o d y w a s p r o p o s e d i n 19 13 . T h e c o u n c i l w a s f i r m l y e s t a b l i s h e d b y t h e m i d -19 2 0 ’ s , a n d i n t h e 19 6 0 ’ s w a s f o r m a l l y d e v e l o p e d i n t o t h e university ’s Students’ Union, then known as C o m h a i r l e Te a c h t a n a M a c L é i n n . F o u n d e d i n 19 6 4 t h e f u n c t i o n o f t h e U n i o n a s per the Constitution shall be “ to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of s o c i e t y ”. “A n i n j u r y t o o n e i s a n i n j u r y t o a l l ”

2 014 / 2 015 Hig h l ig h t s

Af ter consistent lobbying ef for ts , an ‘on balance’ favourable budget to students was revealed. Following difficult negotiations with University management the Students’ Union remain in control of their commercial operations, being one of the few remaining SU ’s nationwide to do so. The Union successfully lobbied Galway City Council for a safety audit of the city ’s water ways following a series of tragic drownings – this was regarded as an impor tant strategic step to make the city s a fe r, n o t l e a s t fo r o u r ow n m e m b e r s . Following very serious revelations regarding g e n d e r e q u a l i t y a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y, t h e President and Vice President robustly challenged the University on issues surrounding this at several Údarás na h O l l s c o i l e m e e t i n g s .

Following the decision to establish a Gender E q u a l i t y Ta s k f o r c e , u p o n w h i c h t h e r e w a s n o intention to include a student, the President and Vice President of the SU indicated at Governing Body that the Union would not be s u p p o r t i n g t h e Ta s k f o r c e u n l e s s t h e r e w a s a student. A student was then added to it. Af ter the imposition of a new policy regarding deferrals, there was much disquiet among students – the SU lobbied for this policy to be relaxed, which was acceded to by t h e U n i ve r s i t y. E l e c t e d 416 C l a s s r e p s ( w h i c h i s t h e h i g h e s t in the la s t 3 year s). Repeat Exam results out before term star ts and Christmas exam bus ser vice arranged. Added 4,000 NUIG students to the Electoral Register to vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum as par t of a two year campaign to get the Marriage Equality referendum p a s s e d . I T PA S S E D ! R a i s e d € 12 , 0 0 0 f o r t h e S U C h a r i t i e s C o n s o l e a n d B e L o n G To t h r o u g h e v e n t s s u c h a s t h e A q u a t h o n , C r o a g h P a t r i c k C l i m b , Ta b l e Q u i z , Christmas Day and Pet Farm Visit & Cake Sale. The students of NUI Galway voted via Referendum that the Students’ Union will now actively support the legalisation and regulation of the cultivation, sale and p o s s e s s i o n o f c a n n a b i s f o r a d u l t s a g e d 18 y e a r s a n d o v e r . Gigs during the year included: Panti Bliss , Fo i l , A r m s & H o g , A l Po r te r, T h e D i r t y C i rc u s , Karl S pain, Fred Cooke, Eric Lalor and The V i p e r.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2014/15

President Uachtarán Declan Higgins

Vice President/Education Officer Leas Uachtarán/Oifigeach Oideachais Phelim Kelly

Vice President/Welfare Officer Leas Uachtarán/Oifigeach Leasa Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin

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Oifigeach na Gaeilge Gráinne Ní Bheoláin

Equality Officer Oifigeach Comhionnais Rebecca Melvin

Societies Chairperson Cathaoirleach na gCumann Patrick O’Flaherty

Students’ Union Council Chairperson Cathaoirleach na Comhairle do Chomhaltas na Mc Léinn

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Mature Students’ Officer Oifigeach Do Mhic Léinn Lánfhásta Michelle Mitchell

Postgrad Officer An tOifigeach Iarchéime Cian Moran

Clubs’ Captain Captaen na gClubanna Damien Griffin

Convenor of the College of Arts Social Sciences & Celtic Studies Tionólaí Choláiste na nDán, na nEolaíochtaí Sósialta & an Léinn Cheiltigh

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Sarah Kelly

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Karl Picard

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Convenor of the College of Science Tionólaí Choláiste na hEolaíochta Joanne Duffy su.science@nuigalway.ie

Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics Tionólaí Choláiste na hInnealtóireachta & na Faisnéisíochta Oisín Moloney

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Tionólaí Choláiste an Leighis, an Altranais & na nEolaíochtaí Sláinte Simon Neary

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law Tionólaí Choláiste an Ghnó, an Bheartais Phoiblí & an Dlí Megan Reilly

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SU Council T h e S tu d e n t s ’ U n i o n C o u n c i l h a d a n o t h e r ve r y b u s y ye a r w i t h a m a s s i ve 416 C l a s s Re p re s e n ta t i ve s e l e c te d to re p re s e n t t h e s tu d e n t s o f t h e f i ve d i f fe re n t s c h o o l s i n t h e U n i ve r s i t y. T h e S tu d e n t s ’ U n i o n C o u n c i l p l a y s a n i m p o r ta n t ro l e i n rev i e w i n g a n d d i re c ti n g t h e wo r k o f t h e S tu d e n t s ’ U n i o n . T h e 33 S U C o u n c i l m e e t i n g s h e l d d u r i n g t h e ye a r g a ve C l a s s Re p s a n o p p o r tu n i t y to ra i s e i s s u e s a f fe c t i n g t h e i r c l a s s . A l l C l a s s Re p s re c e i ve d i n te n s i ve s k i l l s t ra i n i n g a t t h e s ta r t o f t h e ye a r a n d a l s o g o t t h e i r c ove te d C l a s s Re p h o o d i e! C l a s s Re p s g a i n e d exc e l l e n t ex p e r i e n c e d u r i n g t h e ye a r to e n h a n c e t h e i r C V ’s a n d a l s o ex p a n d e d t h e i r n e t wo r k by wo r k i n g c l o s e d w i t h o t h e r s tu d e n t s a n d U n i ve r s i t y s ta f f m e m b e r s . T h e S U C o u n c i l c h a i r, Ka r l P i c a rd , wo r ke d c l o s e l y w i t h t h e S U V i c e - P re s i d e n t / E d u c a t i o n O f f i c e r, P h e l i m Ke l l y, to e n s u re t h e s y s te m wo r ke d s m o o t h l y t h ro u g h o u t t h e ye a r. E a c h o f t h e f i ve C o l l e g e C o nve n o r s a c te d a s c h a i r p e r s o n fo r t h e i r C o l l e g e C l a s s Re p re s e n ta ti ve C o u n c i l a n d m a d e s u re t h a t eve r y c l a s s h a d a C l a s s Re p .

S U C o llege C o nven o rs 2 014 / 15 A rts , S ocial S ciences & C eltic S tudies C onvenor S arah K elly S cience C onvenor J oanne D uffy M edicine , N ursing & H ealth S ciences C onvenor S imon N eary E ngineering & I nformatics C onvenor O is í n M oloney B usiness , P ublic P olicy & L aw C onvenor M egan R eilly

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S i n i s N U I G a l w a y ’s o n l y s tu d e n t n e w s p a p e r. W i t h 12 i s s u e s – o n e p e r fo r t n i g h t – p u b l i s h e d ove r t h e a c a d e m i c ye a r, t h e p a p e r h a s g a i n e d a l a rg e re a d e r s h i p , a n d exc e l l e n t re p u ta ti o n . T h i s ye a r, Vo l u m e 16’s s u c c e s s wa s d ow n to a c o n ti n u a ti o n o f t h e m a ke ove r t h e p a p e r u n d e r w e n t l a s t ye a r. S i n wa s b ro ke n u p i n to m o re t h a n fo u r s e c ti o n s , w i t h o n e e d i to r p e r s e c ti o n . T h e c o n te n t o f e a c h s e c t i o n wa s ove r s e e n by E d i to r i n C h i e f, J e s s i c a T h o m p s o n .

T h e S e c t i o ns :

• N ews : L ocal and C ampus ( E ditor : C iara T reacy ) • N ews : N ational and I nternational ( E ditor : C helsea T abert ) • F eatures : D ebate , P olitics and O pinion ( E ditor : E oin M olloy ) • F eatures : S tudent L ife and H umour ( E ditor : Á ine O ’ D onnell ) • L ifestyle : F ood and H ealth ( E ditor : J essica T hompson )

• L ifestyle : F ashion and B eauty ( E ditor : J enna H odgins ) • E ntertainment : M usic and F ilm ( E ditor : A ustin M alony/ K enneth G lennon ) • E ntertainment : T heatre and L iterature ( E ditor : T om M urray/ D ean B uckley ) • S port : C ampus and L ocal ( E ditor : M ichael F arrell ) • S port : N ational and I nternational ( E ditor : K ieran K ilkelly ) • S port : O nline ( E ditor : M atthew C assidy ) • S in O nline ( E ditor : J ohn B rennan ) S p e c i a l i s s u e s we re p u b l i s h e d t h ro u g h o u t t h e ye a r, i n c l u d i n g a H a l l owe e n i s s u e , a C h r i s t m a s i s s u e , a Va l e n ti n e ’s D a y i s s u e a n d o n e i s s u e w i t h a n E l e c ti o n s s u p p l e m e n t in the run-up to the Students’ Union Elections. Each of these issues had its own unique d e s i g n , w i t h m a tc h i n g g ra p h i c s a n d i m a g e s , c o u r te s y o f d e s i g n e r, S h a n n o n Re eve s .

T h is Y e a r ’ s Hig h l ig h t s :

• Even more volunteers, with over 60 new aspiring journalists joining our ranks in S e p te m b e r. • More participation at Sin meetings. • A F r e s h e r s ’ G u i d e i n i s s u e o n e p r o v i d e d i n f o r m a t i o n and advice from the more seasoned students of NUI G a l w a y. • E r a s m u s d i a r i e s a n d t r a v e l f e a t u r e s t h a t g a v e t h o s e considering Erasmus an insight into what happens when studying abroad. • A n S U E l e c t i o n S p e c i a l w a s p u b l i s h e d a s a s u p p l e m e n t i n i s s u e 10 . T h i s i n c l u d e d i n t e r v i e w s w i t h e l e c t i o n candidates, as well as ar ticles that provided all the relevant information on voting. • T h e r e w e r e s e v e r a l i n c r e d i b l e s t o r i e s t o c o v e r, i n c l u d i n g t h e # M a k e G r áT h e L a w c a m p a i g n , a m o n g others. • T h e d e b a t e s e c t i o n o f e a c h i s s u e p r o v i d e d c o m p e l l i n g a rg u m e n t s fo r va r i o u s i s s u e s ove r t h e ye a r.

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ELECTIONS

I n M a rc h , t h e c a m p u s wa s e n g u l fe d i n t h e u s u a l e l e c t i o n feve r fo r t wo w e e k s o f e l e c t i o n s . T h i r t y s eve n s tu d e n t s p u t t h e i r n a m e s o n b a l l o t p a p e r s s e e k i n g e l e c t i o n to t h e 2015 – 2016 S tu d e n t s ’ U n i o n E xe c u t i ve . T h re e p o l l i n g s ta ti o n s a n d Re m o te Vo te we re a va i l a b l e fo r s tu d e n t s to c a s t t h e i r vo te . O n c e a g a i n , Ke n C u r ti n ove r s a w t h e e l e c ti o n s e n s u r i n g a fa s ti d i o u s a d h e re n c e to p ro c e d u re a n d re g u l a ti o n s . D e s p i te a h i g h n u m b e r o f c a n d i d a te s , t h e tu r n o u t to e l e c ti o n s wa s l e s s t h a n t h e p rev i o u s ye a r s . A rev i e w o f re g u l a t i o n s i s s c h e d u l e d fo r t h e c o m i n g ye a r to a d d re s s t h e d o w n tu r n . T h e s u c c e s s f u l c a n d i d a te s i n a l l f i f te e n e l e c ti o n s we re: Phelim Kelly

Vice President / Education Officer

Rebecca Melvin

Vice President / Welfare Officer

Jimmy McGovern

Oifigeach na Gaeilge

Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha

Equality Officer

Catherine Ryan

Mature Students’ Officer

Robert Forde

Postgraduate Officer

Cian Moran

Societies Chairperson

Patrick O’Flaherty

Clubs Captain

Eoin Mangan

SU Council Chairperson

Cathal Sherlock

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Jasmine Shaw

Convenor of the College of Science

Tara Ward

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

Aoife Bell

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law

Niall Gaffney

Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics

David Newell HO

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3,362

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7:00pm 8:00pm

42

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137

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284

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434

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F acilitating inn o vati o n o n camp u s

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• T h re e we l l - a t te• nGiving d e d t ra i n i n g s e& s sstaff ions a we re r ucanvas n fo r p ato r tiwork c i p a nfrom ts students blank d u r i n g t h e ye a r • S m a l l - s c a l e ex te r n a l f u n d i n g wa s s e c u re d fo r E X P LO R E f ro m G a l wa y C o u n t y C o u n c i•l ,Putting G a l wa ideas y C i t y into C o uaction n c i l a n d l o c a l c o m p a ny C h a n e l l e • E X P LO R E p l a ye d a ro l e i n h e l p i n g N U I G a l wa y s e c u re p re s ti g i o u s f u n d i n g fo r s tu d e n t e n t re p re n e udevelopment r s h i p f ro m t h e&Uknowledge S-based Bla c k s to n e • Facilitating skills exchange Foundation • A s i m i l a r m o d e l to E X P LO R E i s n o w b e i n g p i l o te d a t a n o t h e r I r i s h • Opening up new commercial & social enterprise opportunities u n i ve r s i t y ‘ T h e u n i q u e o p p o r tu n i t y fo r s tu d e n t s a n d l e c tu re r s to c o l l a b o ra te o n E X P LO R E p ro j e c t s i s• Engaging i nva l u a b l e . I t i nv i teto s b oth o t f ro m tsay h e oon a s campus is of their students have augreater c o m fo r t zo n e s i n to t h e re a l m o f t h e u n c e r ta i n – o f te n ti m e s w i t h exc e l l e n t a n d i n s p i r i n g re s u l t s .’

• Based on equal partnership Declan Higgins, P re s i d e n t , N U I G a l wa y S tu d e n t s ’ U n i o n

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S u pp o rting the first y e a r e x p e ri e n c e

C É I M i s a s tu d e n t- l e d l e a r n i n g s c h e m e w h i c h t h e S tu d e n t s ’ U n i o n b e g a n p i l o t i n g i n c o l l a b o ra t i o n w i t h t h e C o l l e g e o f E n g i n e e r i n g a n d I n fo r m a t i c s i n S e p te m b e r 2013 . T h e i n i t i a t i ve h a s g o n e f ro m s t re n g t h to s t re n g t h ove r t h e p a s t t wo ye a r s a n d re s e a rc h s h o w s t h a t C É I M h a s s u c c e s s f u l l y s u p p o r te d 1s t ye a r a t te n d e e s to t ra n s i t i o n to u n i ve r s i t y a n d i m p rove t h e i r g ra d e s . C É I M w i l l b e p i l o te d in the College of Ar ts, Social Sciences, and C e l ti c S tu d i e s i n S e p te m b e r 2015 , w h e re i t w i l l b e o f f e re d to 1s t ye a r L e g a l S tu d i e s s tu d e n t s .

eval u ati o n o f C É I M

Dr. Stacey Skriver from the School of Political Science and Sociology at NUI Galway carried out an evaluation of the first year of CÉIM with funding from the Office of the VP for Innovation and Performance. • S tudents who attended three or more CÉIM sessions in Semester One had on average overall end-of-year results 7% higher than students who attended less than three sessions. This result was independent of their CAO entry points. • T  here was a positive linear relationship between attendance at CÉIM sessions and overall result outcomes: the more often students attended CÉIM sessions, the better their overall results.

H o w d o e s C É I M wo r k i n p ra c t i c e? C É I M i s b a s e d o n t h e we l l - ev i d e n c e d Pe e r • 1st year students had a very positive overall A s s i s te d L e a r n i n g ( PA L ) m o d e l , w h e re g ro u p s impression of CÉIM. Among regular attendees, 92% o f 1s t ye a r s  m e e t w i t h t ra i n e d 2n d ye a r expressed satisfaction with CÉIM in the S tu d e n t L e a d e r s fo r a n second semester survey. h o u r e a c h w e e k to l e a r n f ro m e a c h o t h e r. D u r i n g • 1st year students noted a range of skills s e s s i o n s , s tu d e n t s wo r k development associated with CÉIM i n s m a l l g ro u p s to g a i n a sessions, with communication and g re a te r u n d e r s ta n d i n g o f team work among the most commonly c o u r s ew o r k , p re p a re fo r Pe e r A s s i s te d L e a r n i n g h a s identified skills developed by CÉIM. exa m s , d eve l o p n ew s k i l l s b e e n i n ex i s te n c e fo r 42 and become successful • Student Leaders also had a very ye a r s , a n d c a n b e fo u n d a t u n i ve r s i t y s tu d e n t s . T h e positive overall view of CÉIM sessions m o re t h a n 1, 5 0 0 t h i rd l eve l 2n d ye a r L e a d e r s d o i n s t i tu t i o n s i n ove r 29 and noted a clear perceived n o t te a c h , b u t i n s te a d countries. development of leadership skills. fa c i l i ta te t h e 1s t ye a r s to w o r k to g e t h e r, s o • 90% of leaders in the second semester C É I M i s ve r y d i f fe re n t agreed they had improved their skills to l e c tu re s , tu to r i a l s o r in leadership, organisation, listening, l a b s . T h e C É I M te a m motivation, helping students to help c o n s i s t s o f A m b e r Wa l s h O l e s e n a s t h e c o o rd i n a to r themselves, and had increased their f ro m t h e S tu d e n t s ’ U n i o n a n d D r. E o g h a n self-confidence. C l i f fo rd , D i re c to r o f 1s t Ye a r E n g i n e e r i n g , a s • 2014/15 at a glance: t h e a c a d e m i c c o o rd i n a to r. P ro f . G e r r y Lyo n s , Dean of the College of Engineering and • Attendance at CÉIM sessions doubled to roughly I n fo r m a ti c s , a n d D e c l a n H i g g i n s , P re s i d e n t o f 42% in semester 1 t h e S tu d e n t s ’ U n i o n , ove r s a w t h e p ro g ra m m e a n d c h a m p i o n e d i t a m o n g s ta f f a n d s tu d e n t s . • 24 2nd year Engineering students offered support

Di d y o u k n o w ?

throughout the entire academic year to 1st year students • T  he number of students applying to be leaders jumped from 25 in 2013/2014 to 37 in 2014/15 and 47 in 2015/16 • 3  8% of 1st year Engineering students strongly agree and 48% somewhat agree that CÉIM helped them get to know others in their year • 4  2% of 1st year Engineering students strongly agree they are satisfied with CÉIM versus 19% in 2013/14 • 5  1% of 1st year Engineering students strongly agree that the Student Leaders successfully facilitated sessions versus 34% in 2013/14 The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies agreed to pilot CÉIM in 2015/16 Funding was secured from the Student Projects Fund

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Life Skills Programme

The Life Skills Programme saw the Students’ Union running courses throughout the year to allow students the opportunity to enhance their life skills away from their academic studies and also improve their employability. The programme was expanded further this year to introduce a new course in Child Protection Training in partnership with the ALIVE volunteering office. There was also a new free QPR suicide prevention training course which was run in conjunction with the mental health charity Console. A 20 week free Irish language course was also held this year which was hugely popular with students looking to learn Irish or improve the Irish they had. The SU worked with the Emergency Services Training Institute to bring more Occupational First Aid and Cardiac First Responder courses to Campus. These classes gave students vital lifesaving skills to allow them to deal with emergency situations.

Students’ Union nominated charities for the year. ICSE worked with the Students’ Union to provide training at a reduced rate for students wishing to work as door security personnel. They also ran a very popular Self Defence class for students again this year.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) courses were again run on Campus in conjunction with the HSE to equip students with the skills to recognise the danger signs for someone who is a suicide risk. The Students’ Union worked with The Coffee Company to run one day barista training courses in semester one and semester two with all the course proceed donated to the

A series of sign language courses were held during the year which gave students the basic skills needed to converse in sign language with deaf people. The Students’ Union also worked with Galway One World Centre to bring their popular Anti-Racism training course back to campus. Students got to de-stress and improve their flexibility at the SU Yoga classes which are now held all year round.

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REPORT S U F u ndraising NUI Galway Students’ Union ran a selection of unique charity events this year raising over €12,000 for our chosen charities: Console and BeLongTo. Console is a national organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services. BeLongTo support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland.  The year of fundraising kicked off with a tasty charity ice-cream stand at the SU Freshers’ Fair in September raising over €400 for the SU charities. In November the SU Big Fat Table Quiz saw each of the SU Officers setting tricky rounds of questions for teams of students to try and answer to win the cold, hard, cash prize! Over €260 was raised on the night which included a Fr Ted round put together by SU President Declan Higgins. Christmas came early again to NUI Galway with our massive Christmas Day fundraiser in the College Bar with BizSoc on Thursday 20th of November raising €3,075 for Console and BeLonG To. There was a traditional Christmas dinner, a Christmas day swim, carols, cheesy Christmas tunes with DJ Byrno and lots of prizes for the best/worst Christmas jumpers along with a whole lot of other Festive merriment! In December students got to take part in The Ultimate Study Break with the Big Fat Charity Cake Sale AND Wooly Ward’s Petting Farm Visit during study week. Campus was invaded by rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chicks, hens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, goats and Kuzco the Llama. There was also plenty of cake, tea, raffle prizes and tunes from Flirt FM. The event raised over €400 for Console and BeLonG To. Mr. Waffle, the Gourmet Tart Company and Taste at Born all generously donated tasty treats for the event. SU Officers, staff and volunteers took to the streets of Galway on a cold Saturday in February for their annual Charity collection day during which they convinced the good people of Galway to part with their spare change – over €1,300 worth of it!

in the swimming pool in the Sports Centre followed by a 5km run in Dangan. Students and staff of all levels of fitness took part with a free 6 week training programme helping to get them motivated in the lead up to the event. On a very windy and wet Saturday in February the brave students of NUI Galway and members of the NUIG Mountaineering Club took part in the SU Charity Croagh Patrick Climb and raised €1,700 for charity. Our SU Charity Comedy gig featured five comedians in March in the O’Flaherty Theatre with all proceeds going to the SU Charites. Joining Fred Cooke (Republic of Telly) on the night were John O’Hare, Stephen Ryan, Declan Brennan and MC Danny Dowling. Throughout the year all proceeds from the Capture Your Campus Postcards and Calendars on sale across campus and online also went to the charities. The Calendars featured photos taken by University staff, students and alumni of the Campus. The course fees for our Life Skills Barista Courses were also donated to our charity fund as the course providers donated their services and expertise for free!

Other Charity Events: SU Officers and Staff took part in the NUI Galway 8k run in October in aid of mental health charity Jigsaw. In November SU Officers and staff supported the Run for Ger. A fundraising run/walk to raise funds for the rehabilitation of 27 year old NUI Galway graduate Geraldine Lavelle who is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a cycling accident. Inspired by former student (Civil Engineering), rower and rowing coach of NUI Galway, Paul Giblin the SU was heavily involved in promoting the Marrowmatch campaign on Campus organising a special free bus for students and staff to attend a Bone Marrow donor clinic. In February the Students’ Union was involved in the hugely popular two day NUI Galway Cancer event which saw students and staff take part in fundraising and awareness raising events in aid of cancer charities. The main event was a Shave or Dye in the College Bar and the campaign raised an amazing €16,500 to fight cancer. NUI Galway students and SU staff members also got up early to take part in the 4am Darkness Into Light Galway 5k walk/run for Pieta House which took place in Salthill in May.

The Charity Aquathon raised over €1,000 in February 2015. The event consisted of a 750m swim (30 lengths)

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N U I G a l w ay S t u d e n t s ’ U ni o n En t e r p ris e A w a r d s The Student s’ Union Enterprise Awards returned for a f if th year aiming to unlock the potential of the s tudent s of N U I Galway to inves t in their own futures . Student s were invited to submit their proposals for a new busines s or social enterprise to this competition . The competition is the initiative of the N U I Galway Student s’ Union, with the suppor t of N U I Galway and has the goal of fos tering a spirit of entrepreneurship amongs t the s tudent s of the Universit y. Sean M c Garr y, a 3rd year N U I Galway s tudent s tudying Physic s with Advanced French for Science from Wes tpor t Co. M ayo, won the top prize of €10,0 0 0 in this year ’s N U I Galway Student s’ Union Enterprise Awards . H is company, “ The T idy Shower Co.”, has designed a range of contemporar y bathroom acces sories which solely focus on minimizing clut ter and maximizing experience, thereby helping to breathe joy back into your shower time. The t wo runner- up prizes of € 5,0 0 0 each were awarded to “ The Creative N ative” and “ Safe Farming Solutions”. “ The Creative N ative” is a busines s development idea to create innovative digital educational resources for the modern learner. “ The Creative N ative” team consis t s of t wo f inal year Ph D s tudent s , Eilis Flanagan from Donegal and Ali M c N amara from Limerick . “ Safe Farming Solutions” consis t s of a newly designed bolt that aims to improve farm safet y and convenience when at taching machiner y onto trac tors . Aaron Duignan a 4th year s tudent s tudying Corporate Law (International) from Carrick on Shannon in Count y Leitrim is the creator of “ Safe Farming Solutions”.

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The competition succes s fully at trac ted entrant s from acros s all of the colleges and schools of the Universit y, from which six ideas were chosen to progres s to the f inal s tage. A s par t of the f inal as ses sment of their entries , these six f inalis t s received an inves tment of € 50 0 for their projec t s , and also received the as sis tance of specialised workshops from a team of exper t s , which was comprised of a combination of members of the academic s taf f of the Universit y and members of the local busines s communit y. The six team’s f inal challenge was to present their busines s plan to a judging panel of busines s and academic representatives in anticipation of securing an inves tment of €10,0 0 0 for the winning projec t .

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ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS F reshers ’ S eptember 2 014

Freshers’ events this year included another massive week of Orientation which included illusionist RUA, drumming workshops, karaoke, Clubs day, Societies day and the ALIVE Volunteering Fair. The Freshers’ Fair was back with student friendly companies, freebies and yummy food from market stalls welcoming students to campus. 12,000 copies of the free SU Diary were snapped up by students in less than two weeks! Freshers’ Gigs included comedy with Foil, Arms & Hog, mind reading with illusionist RUA, tunes from Red-Tape, DJ’s Killian & Jay and the Freshers’ Night with Crossfire in the College Bar.

W o r k ing and T ravelling A br o ad F air

The third NUI Galway Students’ Union Working and Travelling Abroad Fair took place at the end of January in Áras na Mac Léinn. This FREE Event brought together J1 Visa Companies, travel companies, volunteering/ adventure companies, internship and training companies to help NUI Galway students plan their summer. There were also delicious market stalls to keep bellies full as summer plans were hatched!

Co m e dy

Over the year NUI Galway students again had a chance to see award winning comedians on Campus at a fraction of their usual ticket price with all gigs just €5! The year’s comedy kicked off with an amazing gig from comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog as part of Freshers’ Fortnight in September. National F*&%king Treasure, Performance Legend and Accidental Activist – Panti Bliss – brought her worldwide hit comedy High Heels in Low Places to NUI Galway in November. Michael McCoy Comedy Hypnotist came back to NUI Galway in February with his sold out SeX -Rated Show for SHAG Week. Also during SHAG week The Dirty Circus came back to the College Bar with their own special brand of Comedy, Burlesque, Cabaret and Sauciness! Our SU Charity Comedy gig featured five comedians in March in the O’Flaherty Theatre with all proceeds going to the SU Charites. Joining Fred Cooke (Republic of Telly) on the night were John O’Hare, Stephen Ryan, Declan Brennan and MC Danny Dowling. In March the SU held a free Comedy gig with Fred Cooke, The Viper, Eric Lalor, Karl Spain & Hilary Rose entertaining a packed theatre. The last SU Comedy gig of the year in April featured Al Porter fresh from a sold out 3 nights in Vicar Street bringing his fabulous stand up style to the O’Flaherty Theatre.

Ou t r e a c h Pr o j e c t s

In November Galway reached the final four cities hoping to be named European Youth Capital for 2017 and the Students’ Union was heavily involved in the bid application. After reaching the final two Galway wasn’t selected but the Students’ Union is involved in the Galway for European Youth Capital 2019 bid. The SU is also involved in Galway’s bid to be named European Capital of Culture in 2020. The SU facilitated a monthly drop in clinic with the Community Garda on Campus.

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N U I G a l wa y S tu d e n t s ’ U n i o n p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h C o n n a c h t Ru g by c o n ti n u e d i n 2014/15 w i t h s tu d e n t s b e n e f i ti n g f ro m h u g e d i s c o u n t s o n ti c ke t s fo r a l l o f t h e C o n n a c h t h o m e m a tc h e s i n c l u d i n g H e i n e ke n C u p g a m e s t h ro u g h o u t t h e s e a s o n .

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Campaigns Feachtasaí N U I Galway Student s’ U nion ran many camp aign s throughout the 2014 -15 academic year. Ranging from wel fare camp aign s , mental and sexual health weeks etc . to exam res ilience camp aign s , LG BTQ awarenes s and more. Wel fare campaign s included M ental H ealth Week . Variou s event s were held on campus to rai se awarenes s and promote pos itive mental health . The Galway ser vices were highlighted to all s tudent s in the event they s hould ever need them . M any s tudent s wrote pos itive mes sages to them selves which were opened in the second semes ter and many other s d yed a s trand of their hair in suppor t of pos itive mental health . S exual H ealth and G uidance Week (S HAG) saw many s tudent s get ac tively involved with their sexual health . Student s were given information on S TI s and how to prevent them . Student s were s hown how to accurately put on a condom and how impor tant that i s in term s of protec tion and contraception . There wa s al so a comed y hy pnoti s t gig , a sex magician and a sauc y cabaret by the D ir t y Circus during the week . For Valentine’s D ay hundred s of Rolo’s and Roses were di s tributed to s tudent s . N U I G alway S U took par t in the national Education I s campaign run by U S I the national s tudent movement . The campaign aimed to take a pos itive approach on how impor tant education i s to the future development of I reland and why thi s s hould be protec ted in the budget . Student s took to the s treet s in D ublin to s howca se their talent s and to illus trate jus t how impor tant Education i s to them and to ever yone in the future. The V P Educa tion of f icer wa s elec ted onto the national campaign sub - commit tee and had direc t input to how the camp aign wa s organi sed . Following the mandate from the referendum in M arch 2014 , N U I G alwa y S U ac tively campaigned in suppor t of the Civil M arriage Equalit y referendum on M a y 22nd 2015 . The union regi s tered over 4 ,0 0 0 N U I G alwa y s tudent s to vote in the referendum and got many on the supplemental regi s ter. Variou s event s were held throughout the year in conjunc tion with G i G S oc (N U I G alwa y ’s LG BTQA societ y) to rai se awarenes s for the referendum and to get s tudent s mobili sed to vote on M ay 22nd . N U I G alwa y S U al so took p ar t in the national s tudent led camp aign to #M akeG ráThe Law. Thi s year saw the f ir s t “Citizen s hip day ” run by N U I G alwa y S U and the S U Equalit y O f f icer Reb ecca M elv in . O ur f ir s t Citizen s hip D a y took place on Wednesda y the 1s t of O c tob er in Ára s na M ac Léinn . The event s howca sed and promoted the variou s groups we have on campu s tha t pla y an ac tive role in societ y, embrace the values of ac tive citizen s hip and contribute to the well - b eing of I ri s h S ociet y. The event al so promoted the idea of b eing an ac tive citizen to s tudent s in N U I G alway and promoted involvement in di f ferent t y p es of voluntar y and communit y ac tiv ities a s well a s p ar ticip a tion in the democra tic proces s .

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The Student s’ U nion al so ran for the ver y f ir s t time an “ E xam Res ilience” campaign which won the B es t Educa tion Camp aign of the Year in the N ational Student Achievement Award s I reland . The camp aign aimed to reach s tudent s who had failed or didn’ t p er form their b es t in the semes ter 1 exam s . I t al so addres sed mental health and anxiet y during exam time and let s tudent s know they are not alone in thi s and tha t it ’s oka y to not be okay sometimes . I nforma tion on exam policies and procedures were highlighted to s tudent s for example how to defer an exam and how to recheck or app eal an exam . The camp aign wa s run over t wo weeks with an aim to reach a s many f ir s t and second year s tudent s pos s ible.

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Students’ Union REPORT Services Seirbhísí Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

The College Bar

The College Bar continued to grow from strength to strength this year. SU Card offers, Class Parties, charity fundraising events, signature pizzas, extended carvery menu, Postgrad Friday…the list goes on. Over 18 weeks of term we hosted the following: • Charity Fundraising Events: 23 • Class Parties: 127 • Club Parties: 91

Did you know?

• Departmental & Postgrad Staff Parties: 128

Student Employment - Over 50% of our staff are students. In the College Bar, over 85% of College Bar staff are students.

• Society Parties: 136 • Students’ Union events: 43

Waste Reduction - The Students’ Union is leading the way in waste reduction: Sales of travel mugs with a 10% discount every time you refill. Available at SU Shop, Smokey’s Cafe,

• Live Sport on the Big Screen: 48

Student’s Union Shop

The Students’ Union Shop continued to provide discounted newspapers, cheap water & fruit and all of your stationary needs again this year. Once again, the Students’ Union Shop picked up a national award at the Annual Shelflife C-Store Awards. The awards were set up to recognise retailers and retail outlets that set the highest standards in the retail industry.

Sponsorship of student events

Over the course of the year, we support many of the good causes run by the different charities, clubs and society parties and class parties. NUI Galway Students’ Union established a partnership with

Smokey’s Café, The Wall Café and Bia Léinn are still the top spots to relax over coffee between lectures. Students asked for Gourmet Tart sandwiches to be brought back, so they were – as well as additional Gourmet Tart products!. Smokey’s Café and The Wall Café remained open all year long to cater for students and staff who spend more time on campus than off campus.

Connacht Rugby in 2011 which saw students benefiting from huge discounts on tickets for all of the Connacht home matches including Heineken Cup games throughout the season.

Lockers

The SU Card enjoyed its fifth birthday at the start of the academic year. It’s a great way to get better value and it’s our way to thank students and staff for supporting us. Throughout the year the IT system in our outlets has been developed to ensure students can use their SU Cards in all Students’ Union outlets.

The Students’ Union rents lockers in various locations across campus. 1,639 student lockers were rented this year.

Travel Cards & ISIC Cards

A whopping 2,396 students purchased Student Travelcards and ISIC Cards through the Students’ Union in 2014-2015

Secondhand Bookstore

The Secondhand Bookstore continues to go from strength to strength. We sold 1,568 of your books this year.

Some highlights of the SU Card in 2014 -2015

Students’ Union Cloakroom

• 1,940,000 points awarded.

The Cloakroom, which is provided by NUI Galway Buildings Office, is managed by the Students’ Union. Cloakroom staff are all students and the service is provided free of charge to students during term time.

• 1,700 free dinners. • 10,800 free teas/coffees • 9,000 active accounts in 2014 / 2015 As always, the profits earned from any Students’ Union services are reinvested in the Students’ Union to further develop and expand what we do. What makes the Students’ Union services unique is the money you spend on campus stays on campus. In addition to the profits, The College Bar contributes €30,000 to the Projects Fund every year making it the biggest single contributor. The College Bar also contributes €30,000 directly to the Students’ Union regardless of its profit levels.

Students’ Union Diary

12,000 Students’ Union Diaries were distributed in the first semester. The diary is a useful resource for students and contains information on exam dates, campus facilitiesand clubs & societies.

Caifé na

Gaeilge ...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

Grinds

Secondhand

Bookstore

...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

Skills

...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

SU

SU

SU Life

Register

...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

Lockers

Cloakroom ...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

...Do Chomhaltas, Do Sheirbhísí

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Executive Committee

Vice President/Education Officer Leas Uachtarán/Oifigeach Oideachais

President : Uachtarán

su.education@nuigalway.ie

su.president@nuigalway.ie

2015 - 2016

Vice President/Welfare Officer Leas Uachtarán/Oifigeach Leasa

Rebecca Melvin Phelim Kelly Jimmy McGovern 086 3853658

Equality Officer Oifigeach Comhionnais

Oifigeach na Gaeilge

Laoighseach NI Choistealbha su.gaeilge@nuigalway.ie

087 2644522

Patrick O' Flaherty su.socs@nuigalway.ie

086 8523417

Convenor of the College of Science Tionólaí Choláiste na hEolaíochta

Tara Ward

su.science@nuigalway.ie

087 9612286

Catherine Ryan

su.equality@nuigalway.ie

086 8631986

Societies Chairperson Cathaoirleach na gCumann

086 3855502

Clubs’ Captain Captaen na gClubanna

su.welfare@nuigalway.ie

086 3853659

Mature Students’ Officer Oifigeach Mic Léinn Lánfhásta

Postgraduate Officer An tOifigeach Iarchéime

su.Mature@nuigalway.ie

su.postgrad@nuigalway.ie

Robert Forde Cian Moran 085 1622560

Students’ Union Council Chairperson Cathaoirleach na Comhairle do Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn

087 2922599

Eoin Mangan

Cathal Sherlock

086 2101293

087 0665807

su.clubs@nuigalway.ie

Convenor of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Tionólaí Choláiste an Leighis, an Altranais & na nEolaíochtaí Sláinte

Aoife Bell

su.medicine@nuigalway.ie

087 2980917

www.su.nuigalway.ie

su.council@nuigalway.ie

Convenor of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law Tionólaí Choláiste an Ghnó, an Bhearais Phoiblí agus an Dlí

Convenor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies Tionólaí Choláiste na nDán, na nEolaíochtaí Sóisialta & an Léinn Cheiltigh

Jasmine Shaw su.arts@nuigalway.ie

089 4892969

Convenor of the College of Engineering & Informatics Tionólaí Choláiste na hInnealtóireachta agus na Faisnéisíochta

Niall Gaffney David Newell su.business@nuigalway.ie

085 2078685

facebook.com/NUIGalwayStudentsUnion

su.engineering@nuigalway.ie

087 6130009

twitter.com/NUIGSU


NUI Galway Students’ Union Annual Report 2014/15

Tuarascáil Bhliantúil Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh 2014/15

H I G H L I G H T S • C A M PA I G N S • R E V I E W B u aicph o int í • F eachtais • S ú il S iar Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland.

studentsunion@nuigalway.ie

www.su.nuigalway.ie

NUI Galway Students' Union Annual Report 2014 - 2015  
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