Let’s sound it out

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

One of the most rewarding feelings a person can experience is that of knowing you are helping people to better themselves. This is exactly the feeling I myself experienced every Tuesday during the college year after completing my hour of reading with the children of fourth class at a primary school in Galway city. Being able to play a part in a child’s education, especially during his/her formative years, is a responsibility that I do not take lightly. Knowing that I am helping these children, many of whom do not receive reading support at home or have little access to resources such as books to develop their education and enhance their reading abilities, is definitely a privilege.

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Galway Recovery College – online recovery education sessions

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Galway Recovery College offers transformative learning in mental health and wellbeing. Recovery education is designed to enable people to grow within and beyond their life experiences and challenges. Based in the Institute for Life Course and Society building (ILAS), NUI Galway, the college is unlikely to be able to reopen before September. Since April it has been offering recovery education sessions online via Zoom.

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NUI Galway researcher elected to the European Molecular Biology Organization

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has bestowed NUI Galway’s Professor Brian McStay with the lifetime honour of EMBO membership in recognition of his achievements in the life sciences.

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If I can’t afford to fund myself through college, what are the possibilities of securing State funding?

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

SUSI is the single awarding authority for student grants in Ireland. It received almost 96,000 applications in the last academic year with more than 54,000 of these from new applicants like yourself. Funding was awarded to 80 per cent of applicants, representing more than 76,000 students.

As a new applicant, you should aim to submit your application on or before July 9. New applications received on or before this date will receive priority assessment.

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Applications open for diploma in Irish studies at NUI Galway

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

NUI Galway’s Centre for Irish Studies is now taking applications for its diploma in Irish studies. This online diploma provides an interdisciplinary introduction to Irish life and culture from the Pagan Celtic world and the coming of Christianity, through to the establishment of the State and the new millennium from the perspectives of archaeology, history, literature, political science and sociology, and Irish music and dance.

Programme director Dr Michelle Comber said: “For anyone with a deep interest in Irish culture this is the ideal starting point, especially those without access to traditional courses in this area.”

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Applications open for NUI Galway’s award-winning software development programme

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

NUI Galway, in collaboration with 16 software industry partners, is accepting applications for its award winning, innovative Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development Programme – Industry Stream. This programme was named Postgraduate Programme of the Year in Information Technology by Grad Ireland in 2015.

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GCC offers further education courses for employment and progression

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

The Leaving Certificate Class of 2020 have faced unprecedented challenges in recent months, with the initial postponement of the Leaving Certificate and the subsequent predictive grading system rather than the usual exams. Employees too have faced challenges, finding themselves unemployed or facing uncertain job security from the Covid-19 pandemic, causing everyone to reevaluate their options regarding their future career paths.

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Higgins to host Zoom meeting for Leaving Certificate students

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Councillor Clodagh Higgins will host a Zoom meeting on Tuesday June 23 from 7pm specifically for Leaving Certificate students to help them plan their future, their CAO choices, and how to make their chosen course work for them.

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Irish language classes

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Conradh na Gaeilge is running a special six week online Irish language course for beginners or those who wish to return to using Irish again. These classes aim to facilitate learners in a relaxed, friendly, environment where the emphasis is on conversational Irish and words and phrases that are in everyday use.

Classes commence on June 24 (beginners) and June 25 (refreshers). You can register online at www.cnag.ie/courses/gaillimh. If you have any questions or queries, you can contact Conradh on the information in the advertisement.

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NUI Galway to hold virtual open evening for adult learners

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

NUI Galway’s annual adult learners information evening has gone virtual. The open evening will take place online on Wednesday June 24 from 6pm to 8.30pm.

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Get job ready with Galway Rural Development

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

The staff at Galway Rural Development have continued working throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to serve community groups and individuals in County Galway. Indeed, GRD has been at the forefront of the county’s efforts, from grocery and medication collection to meals on wheels and related services.

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NUI Galway’s Adult Learners Virtual Open Evening

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

NUI Galway’s annual Adult Learners Information Evening has gone virtual. The open evening will take place online on Wednesday 24th June from 6-8.30pm.

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Why you should consider an MBA at NUI Galway

Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Some of NUI Galway's 2019 MBA graduates talk about their experience.

Klaus Göttsche graduated from the MBA programme last year, and the experience has seen major positive changes in his career.

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Creating a roadmap to college

Thu, May 21, 2020

The cancellation of the Leaving Cert exams, as announced by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh last week, has provided some clarity for students and parents while facilitating the emergence of further uncertainties. The Department of Education has provided a guide to help explain why this decision was reached, what it means for students, parents, and teachers - and how it will happen.

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Covid 19 pandemic - impact on Leaving Cert students

Thu, May 14, 2020

There has been a rapid shift in students’ lives from “the norm” to one of uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic which is impacting people all over the world. The pandemic has caused increased levels of stress, anxiety, and fear for individuals and communities. Students are experiencing a number of difficulties dealing with the many layers created by Covid-19. While efforts are being taken to contain the spread of Covid-19, which is critical at this point, there are a number of concerns and issues being raised psychologically for people and in particular students. Leaving Cert students are dealing with a disruption to their typical way of learning and a level of uncertainty surrounding achieving their goals and aspirations.

There have been increased levels of anxiety, worry, concern, hopelessness, and despair for many students. Difficulties have been further exacerbated for students already experiencing mental health issues. It is natural for some students to experience strong emotional reactions to the changes that have occurred since the closure of schools in March 2020. GMIT would like to reassure students and parents that we are mindful of the types of unique experiences students may present with in the next academic year.

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Lockdown provides new opportunities

Thu, May 14, 2020

As we come to the end of week nine of lockdown, many of us are now firmly into the swing of our new routines. Routine is important to get us through tough periods like we are experiencing now, however, it is not the worst thing in the world to tweak your schedule to keep your mind fresh.

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NUI Galway to host virtual Open Scholarship Week

Thu, May 07, 2020

NUI Galway will host a virtual Open Scholarship Week (OSW2020) to showcase the importance of research and education that is accessible to everyone. The event will take place online from May 11 to 15.

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'In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity'

Thu, May 07, 2020

In the words of Albert Einstein, “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”, while these words may not currently fully resonate with Leaving Cert students, and their families, there may be opportunities available which could have otherwise been missed. Leaving Certificate students considering attending third level in the autumn will have given some consideration to financial implications; if they haven’t, then their parents probably have. It may take time to apply for scholarships and/or grants, and you could take this opportunity to explore potential financial supports which could be available to support you when studying in third level. The Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is certainly an opportunity for many, along with specific support available directly from your third level institution of choice.

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How to prepare for the Leaving Cert

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

By Brian Mooney

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