Online Irish language groups for young people

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Ogras runs Irish language youth clubs online for two age groups - seven to 12 year olds, and 13 to 19 year olds.

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GTI – leading the way in further education

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Galway Technical Institute (GTI) is once again leading the way in further education with its launch of an exciting and dynamic suite of courses commencing in September 2021.

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NUI Galway virtual open day to showcase opportunities for postgraduate studies

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

NUI Galway will hold its annual spring postgraduate open day on Tuesday, March 2, from 11am. The virtual event is open to the public and offers the opportunity to explore the more than 400 taught and research postgraduate programmes enrolling in 2021.

The open day is traditionally an important event for professionals, graduates, and current undergraduate students who are aiming to upgrade their qualification, broaden their skills-set, increase their specialist knowledge, and improve their job prospects and earning power. The virtual event will provide visitors with the opportunity to explore courses and careers by attending live talks with the option to ask questions and to hear directly from programme directors on the career opportunities and emerging trends in their fields.

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New book teaches sustainable development goals through drama

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

A new book which marries teaching drama to young people with the issues of sustainable development, environmentalism, and climate change, has been launched.

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Consider postgraduate and adult education with St Angela’s College this September

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

St Angela’s College, Sligo, has offered a range of postgraduate and adult education programmes over the years and 2021 will be no exception. In fact, the college has further developed some programmes to be delivered completely online, opening them up to an international audience, while other programmes will continue to be delivered using a blended learning approach, allowing students to meet and work with their peers in a timetabled structure to suit everyone.

“Our postgraduate and adult education programmes have been designed in such a way that those with busy working lives or family commitments can study at their own pace,” explains Amanda McCloat, college president. “Our blended learning model means that from time to time, students get to meet and interact in a safe classroom setting, something we feel is also important when learning at any level - it can be a chance to share ideas and network in familiar circles.”

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Mountbellew students secure place in national finals of F1 in Schools competition

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

A team of six transition year students from Holy Rosary College Mountbellew have qualified for the F1 in Schools national finals 2021.

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St Pat's now enrolling for September 2021

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

St Patrick’s Primary School is now enrolling boys and girls for September 2021 for all classes from junior infants to sixth class.

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Skills to Advance online with GRETB

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) has launched an online course in customer service aimed at employers wishing to upskill workers during the lockdown.

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Special offer from the Herbal Study Academy

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

The Herbal Study Academy currently has a special offer - order the academy's foundation herbal medicine course and get the colour therapy course and healing course for free.

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CAO applicants total more than seventy nine thousand at close of normal deadline

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

A total of 79,303 people had submitted applications to the Central Applications Office by the time the normal application deadline closed at 5.15pm on Monday, according to the CAO.

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NUI Galway to host online course in journalism for transition year students

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Transition year students in Irish-medium schools are being offered a unique insight to journalism in an online course with some of Ireland’s finest television, radio, and digital journalists and broadcasters.

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Play seriously and seriously play — dynamic theatre course offers more than just performance skills

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Galway Community College's QQI Level 5 acting and theatre performance course has been established for more than 15 years now. It offers school leavers and adults looking to return to education a solid foundation in the performing arts and more.

This dynamic QQI Level 5 course is designed to provide professional training to enable the student with strong acting techniques and performance skills to pursue a career in theatre, television and film, and beyond.

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Learning in lockdown — how Covid-19 has changed education

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

If you had told me in 2019 that the next year of my school life (and possibly the year after) would be dominated by masked teachers, Microsoft programmes, and a laptop at the kitchen table, I would never have believed you. I’ll never forget the day we were told that we would not be attending school due to the pandemic. Someone from a few desks away announced how he was going to throw a massive party to celebrate “getting a few days off” – it didn’t take long for that to become a party of one. When going into lockdown for the first time I felt as if it was unlikely that I would learn anything. How wrong I was.

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Ninety scholarships awarded to GMIT students at virtual ceremony

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

Ninety GMIT students were awarded scholarships in recognition of their academic, personal, sporting, and cultural achievements at a virtual ceremony last week.

The ceremony, which took place on Thursday January 28, was attended by the students, their families, school principals, school guidance counsellors, and GMIT staff.

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Complete a course during lockdown — Galway Rural Development offers support to county dwellers

Thu, Feb 04, 2021

As we enter another month of lockdown, you could take this opportunity to do some online courses — all in the comfort of your own home.

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New spring term at The Spanish Institute

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

The spring term at The Spanish Institute will start the first week of February and will offer a variety of group classes to all levels, as well as one to one classes. In line with Covid-19 regulations, all classes will be delivered online until further notice. The new schedule is available on the institute’s website, www.spanishinstitute.ie, where students can book their chosen course until January 31.

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Upskilling opportunities available from GRETB

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) has launched a number of highly funded business courses, which are available online to employers and employees to help upskill staff and provide relevant and valuable skills for todays workplace.

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Apply now for all PLC courses at GCC

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Galway Community College (GCC) is now taking applications for all its Level 5 and 6 QQI accredited further education courses. Applications for all courses can be completed on www.galwaycc.ie, where information about modules, course qualification, progression opportunities, and fees can be viewed. Each course page has the email address of the course coordinator, who can be contacted to get more specific information about your preferred area of study. All courses are full-time, usually four days in college with one day on work experience in local businesses and industry.

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Irish language classes at Áras na nGael

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Are you looking to start the New Year with a new hobby? Why not start now and book your place on one of the Irish courses from Conradh na Gaeilge, and join a growing group of people, including Ryan Tubridy and Imelda May, in reclaiming your language.

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Ciorcail comhrá on Zoom

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Conradh na Gaeilge's weekly ciorcal comhrá will start once again on Thursday January 28. The ciorcal comhrá is suitable for Irish language learners at every level. It is a relaxed environment for you to practice your cúpla focal in the evening time.

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