Bring mindfulness into your life

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

There will be a day-long introduction to mindfulness in Esker Retreat Centre in Athenry this Saturday, February 21.

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Third level scholarships

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Now that the CAO application is complete and the HEAR and DARE applications are under way, the next series of applications are for students with high standards of achievement in extracurricular pursuits such as sports, performance arts, and creative arts. For those currently studying in fifth year or transition year, this might be the right time to explore the opportunities and benefits your extracurricular pursuits can bring you when applying for a place at third level.

Elite Sports Scholarships are available in a number of universities. These are very competitive but provide a great deal of resources and support for those interested in continuing with their sporting interests. Not all sports scholarships are elite, and closing dates vary according to the sport and the university. Other scholarships such as those for performing arts and creative arts are also available and are worth investigating, so do check carefully.

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Enhance your CV in 2015 with a payroll qualification

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

In today’s economic climate many businesses require additional office skills from prospective employees. A working knowledge of the Irish payroll system is an excellent skill to add to your CV.

Learners who successfully complete this course will have a thorough knowledge of basic PAYE computations to include the cumulative, week 1, and emergency tax basis. Learners will learn and understand PRSI and USC computations, how to deal with starters and leavers, file Revenue forms, and year end procedures.

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Upcoming events at Cregal Art

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

There are a number of free upcoming events at Cregal Art over the spring period, including a silk painting demonstration, an acrylic painting demonstration, a card making demonstration, and a ProMarker demonstration.

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Actors’ Centre Galway — probably the best in the west

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

The Actors’ Centre Galway is now enrolling for its spring 2015 classes. The centre was set up due to a need to support actors throughout their career with continued professional development.

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Two new FETAC courses for Galway

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Acorns 2 Oaks Play Therapy has announced that it will bring two new courses to Galway this year in association with The Children’s Therapy Centre.

Therapeutic play skills is a FETAC Level 6 minor award, offered on a part time, blended learning, basis which will equip learners with the relevant knowledge, skills, and competence to plan, deliver, and evaluate both group and individual play based interventions. Participants will engage in creative activities that will enhance personal development, develop insight and awareness, and contribute to understanding, and meeting, the needs of all children including those living in adverse circumstances. Directive and non-directive therapeutic approaches will be addressed.

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CAO deadlines to watch out for

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

With the February 1 CAO deadline just around the corner, the focus of attention this week must be on restricted entry courses. These are courses that must be included on the initial CAO application and cannot be added after the February 1 closing date, other than medicine which has an earlier deadline of January 20, to allow for the taking of the HPAT test.

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NUI Galway to host application clinic for school leavers with disabilities

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

In advance of the CAO application deadline, NUI Galway will run an application advice clinic for students and parents who are interested in applying for access to college through the HEAR and DARE schemes. The clinic will be held on Saturday January 10 from 10am to 2pm in the Bailey Allen Hall.

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Learn sean nós dancing with Conradh na Gaeilge

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Monday January 26 will see the return of Club Árus na nGael’s popular sean nós dancing classes under the expert and patient tuition of Conamara sean nós dancer Pádraig Ó h’Oibicín.

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Irish oral preparation with Conradh na Gaeilge

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Do you want to do well in your oral Irish examination? Are you looking for an opportunity to practise your Irish in a fun environment?

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University of Cambridge TEFL centre with International House Galway at GMIT

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Teaching English as a foreign language, or TEFL, is a popular choice among graduates who want to go travelling or people wishing to change career. “There are many courses out there,” said Mary Grennan, director of International House (IH) Galway, “but you need a course which is recognised worldwide, such as the University of Cambridge CELTA — it’s the most recognised ELT qualification in the world.”

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Happy New Year from the French Institute

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

This is the time of the year for ‘les bonnes résolutions’. Start the New Year by joining a French class in the pleasant, friendly, environment of the French Institute. The French Institute is Galway’s oldest French school, located in the beautiful and historic Bridge Mills.

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Western Management Centre launches new QQI public relations course

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Western Management Centre, Galway, is launching a new QQI accredited PR course. The programme is aimed at participants with an interest in PR, those who are working in the area but want to broaden their knowledge, or self-employed individuals who want to learn PR techniques to promote their own businesses in a cost effective way.

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Opportunity and excellence at St Mary’s College

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

St Mary’s offers a strong curriculum affording students the opportunity to study at the highest levels across an array of subjects. The impressive facilities at St Mary’s are unrivalled in Galway city; the school is set on some 40 acres of beautifully maintained grounds, boasting Gaelic and soccer pitches, basketball and tennis courts, fitness suite, weights room, a nationally recognised cross-country course, indoor and outdoor handball courts, as well as two sports halls.

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Mature students’ open evening

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

NUI Galway is hosting a Mature Students Open Evening on Thursday, 15 January at 6pm in the Aula Maxima, Quadrangle. The open evening is an opportunity to find out more about courses on offer, entry requirements, CAO application procedure, mature scholarships and practical student supports within the University.  

The information evening is designed for people aged 23 and over who are considering embarking on full-time or part time undergraduate degree programmes in NUI Galway in the 2015/2016 academic year. In attendance this year will be Graham Doyle, Communications and Customer Service Manager from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), who will be on hand to advise on application for grants and financial supports.

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Learn Spanish with The Spanish Institute

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Learn Spanish with us!

A new term of Spanish courses will begin in February at The Spanish Institute. Adult courses range from beginner to advanced and, with a variety of times available, there is an option to suit everyone.

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A career in make-up artistry

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 25 years, specialising in make-up artistry courses, from beginners to advanced levels, and constantly updating with cosmetic products and fashion trends.

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Enhance your CV with a payroll qualification

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

In today’s economic climate many businesses require additional office skills from prospective employees. A working knowledge of the Irish payroll system is an excellent skill to add to your CV.

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Deadline for entries to Junior Painter of the Year Awards is fast approaching

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Illustrator Alan Nolan and visually impaired artist Padraig Naughton have teamed up with Sightsavers Ireland to call on primary school students across Mayo to let their inner artists loose and get their paintings ready for the sixth annual Junior Painter of the Year Awards, reminding them that the closing date is only weeks away, January 16 2015.

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Register now for Conradh na Gaeilge’s spring Irish course for adults

Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Conradh na Gaeilge’s Irish classes for adults focus on conversational Irish and cater for different levels.

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