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Why the Students Union Elections are Important for All of Us!

on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:53
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Ok so it's that time of year again... where the streets are covered in posters of political candidates, and the doors are flooded with them canvassing! But hey... leave that to the parents to deal with... right? WRONG! It's now OUR turn guys, we have to become responsible and #UseOurVote! We can start to use our voice and get places by taking part in the NUIG Student Union Elections 2016/17! It's time to bring up all of those ideas and questions you may have and challenge them! This is how we can make the university a better place using all the facilities to their best advantage! 

It is so

Experience of being a Mentor/Mentor Leader/Recruitment for 2016/2017

on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:08
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Hey all! We've come to that time of the year when interest in becoming a mentor for next year's 1st years is peaking, which is exaclty what this blog will deal with - including the benefits that come with being a mentor,volunteering in general,and how to apply!

Firstly,my own experience as a mentor,and now a mentor leader, has,so far,been one that has benefitted me greatly both in terms of the skills that I have acquired from the programme,and in terms of being able to actively participate in one of the largest volunteering programmes in the college,which is a very gratifying experiece,as


on Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:45
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Hello again first years, Now, from reading that title I have undoubtedly peaked your interest as I knew it would as don't we all secretly have a dirty and inquisitive mind eager to find out more, well I know I do (I say with blushing cheeks from behind a laptop screen). And before I go on, NO!! SHAG Week is not something I made up just to catch your eye and keep attention focused nor is it an alternative name for now uncondoned RAG Week.

Instead SHAG Week (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidence) week is a fun, busy and informative week and one of the biggest events on the NUIG Calendar.

There is plenty of support this semester

on Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:16

Hi all,

A late welcome back to Semester 2 ! You're halfway through you first year, isn't time flying ?!?

Please find lists of support services below to help you get through this semester if you felt like you struggled last semester in any way, shape, or form. NUIGalway has various support systems to get through the final hurdle of first year !


Academic and Personal Supports to students

These are provided by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service for you !


Free Once-Off Workshops

* Time Management Tue Jan 26th 6.30 - 7.30

* Study Skills Wed Feb 3rd 6.30 - 7.30


Christmas is coming

on Thu, 11/26/2015 - 13:51
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Hey everybody :)


Hope you all have checked your exam timetables and know where the venues are by now. Just a few extra pieces of information for you leading up to exams. As you may see or have heard, the library and reading room get extremely busy during exam time so here are a few extra places where you can study :

Sunday29th-Sunday 6th December (8am-10pm) 

Arts Concourse: O'Flaherty, Anderson Theatre, D'Arcy Thompson Theare, Kirwin Theatre, Larmor Theatre, AC201, AC202 and AC204

Engineering Building : ENG-GO17 Lecture Theatre 02, ENG-GO18 Lecture Theatre 01


EXAM BUSES: €2 per


Exam de-stress programs on campus.

on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 19:33
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As we come to the end of the semester and closer to the exams we can all feel a little stressed. To help avoid unnecessary stress some of the mentors have given tips that help them when it comes to dealing with the pressure of exams.

I don't think you can overestimate the power of exercise to relieve some stress and I don't think there's a better time to go to the gym, or a class at the gym, than exam time. It might seem like taking a chunk of time out of your study, but you'll go back to your books feeling so refreshed and able to learn!

Change the subjects you are studying regularly, you

Exam Prep and Study Aids

on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:36
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Hey Guys,

So finals are coming up soon, sounds scary and stressful right? Well the mentors have come up with some advice and a few tips on how to prepare for the exams, it really isn’t as bad as you think!

  • Start studying as early as possible. Tempting as it is to leave it until study week, you don't want to be left cramping a semester's worth of information into a few days.
  • 10 minutes off! Every 50 minutes of studying, get a 10 minute break and spend it doing something even if it’s just a walk or looking out the window. You’ll feel much better and ready to go back at the books.
  • Studying for

Time Management

on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 18:38
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Hey everyone,

Where has the time gone to? We’ve now hit week 8 of the semester, a time where exams are looming, assignment due dates are getting closer, and it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to keep everything going! With no Mammy to keep after you to ensure all the deadlines are met, the mentors have come up with some helpful tips to ensure efficient use and management of your time!

Firstly, it might be helpful to make a large plan of assignments, study, events, etc.

Volunteering Opportunities on Campus

on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 11:26
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Volunteering to some people is giving your own time and energy to help someone, and not get a single cent in return; to this they say, ‘What’s the point in that?’ However, that is far from the case. Volunteering is an exceptional addition to any Curriculum Vitae. You’re not just a student who recently got a nice degree from a University, you're someone who has adaptable and transferrable skills, someone who has earned a bit more life experience than the next degree holder who is waiting to walk in after you are finished your job interview.

Student Services

on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 14:48

“When I was younger, so much younger than today

I never needed anybody’s help in any way,

But now those days are gone, I’m not so self-assured,

Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I’m feeling down”


Everyone needs help sometimes. The services at NUIG are super friendly, so don’t be afraid to use them! There is a huge amount of variety - ranging from financial help to free GP visits at the health unit.  Don't forget that if you're struggling, NUIG has measures in place to help you.