NUI Galway Access Programme offers alternative pathway to third level education

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

NUI Galway’s Access Programmes, which have been supporting students from backgrounds traditionally under-represented at third level education for more than 20 years, has announced that applications for this year’s Access Programme for School Leavers opens on August 1.

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NUI Galway sweeps the boards at the National Society BICS Awards

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

NUI Galway’s societies were the big winners at this year’s Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Awards, taking home seven awards. BICS is a national organisation that was founded in 1995 and whose role is to provide a national forum for the societies in Ireland’s universities, colleges, and institutes of education.

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Education Minister confirms full reopening of schools this autumn

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, confirmed this week that plans are in place to support the full reopening of schools in time for the start of the new school year at the end of August/start of September 2021.

The Department of Education stated: "As has been the case throughout the pandemic, the reopening will be carried out in close consultation with Public Health and the education partners.

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NUIG law postgrads create school teaching resources on Ireland’s institutional abuses

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Postgraduate law students at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, have this week published secondary school teaching materials on institutional abuses in Ireland.

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GRETB training centre to take part pilot Covid-19 antigen testing scheme

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

The Galway Roscommon ETB Training Centre Galway in Mervue Business Park, has been chosen as part of a State-wide pilot antigen testing scheme.

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GMIT School of Science and Computing launches five new master's programmes

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

GMIT’s School of Science and Computing has launched five new Master of Science programmes commencing in September 2021 - the MSc in sport and clinical biomechanics, MSc in nutrition and sensory science, MSc in medical science, MSc in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and the MSc in international medical technologies, innovation, and development are all in-demand courses as highlighted in Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025.

Each of the new programmes has been developed in partnership with enterprise, delivering innovative training schemes consistent with the highly competitive and increasingly inter-disciplinary requirements demanded by the jobs of tomorrow.

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Baboró collaborates on a ‘mischievous adventure’ to raise children’s reading standards

Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Two mischievous and messy tiny people disappear from the pages of a mysterious picture book… Where might they be?

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NUI Galway to host lunchtime MBA information event aimed at women in leadership

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

On Thursday June 24 NUI Galway will host an MBA Women in Leadership event. The event will be held online from 1pm to 2pm. Attendees will get a chance to hear from leaders in the medical world who are in positions of leadership.

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Thousands of free course opportunities available for unemployed, self-employed, and those returning to work

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The Springboard+ 2021 programme will offer 10,158 free and subsidised places on 294 courses this year. Some 1,100 places on one and two year ICT graduate conversion courses are also on offer under the initiative.

Details of this year's initiative were announced this week by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins.

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Calasanctius College student to represent Ireland in International Mathematical Olympiad

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Evan Grealish, a Leaving Certificate student at Calasanctius College Oranmore, came an impressive second place in the Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO). He will now represent Ireland at the 2021 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in July.

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NUI Galway’s Adult Learners Virtual Information Evening

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

NUI Galway’s annual Adult Learners Information Evening will take place online on Wednesday 23rd June from 7-8.30pm.

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Lectures during lockdown — student looks back on year with Whatsapp classmates

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

College life without meeting classmates, playing sport, or the social interactions that come as a rite of passage have been mentioned as the more obvious side effects of a year of studying virtually. But it has its pros and cons, according to one NUI Galway journalism student gave her view on what life was like while studying for post graduate studies.

Louise Toal is a Masters in Sports Journalism student from Sligo, who is also the first woman to study an MA in Sports Journalism with NUIG. She found that there were perks and drawbacks to studying for a Masters online.

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NUI Galway commended for research excellence at the Education Awards

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

NUI Galway’s College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences was recently awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards at the national Education Awards 2021. The Education Awards recognise, encourage and celebrate excellence in the third level education sector on the island of Ireland from both State and privately funded institutions.

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CAO applicants urged to log in and confirm their application before it is too late

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Last month, the Central Applications Office began emailing all applicants who applied to the CAO by May 1. This email is referred to as the Statement of Application Record email, and it replaces the traditional postal document which applicants would normally receive in May.

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Further your career at Galway Community College

Thu, Jun 03, 2021

Galway Community College of Further Education (GCC) continues to offer full-time courses in a wide variety of career areas designed as a step towards skilled employment, in preparation of starting an apprenticeship, or progression to further and higher education. All one-year courses offer a mix of blended learning, with work experience which gives the opportunity to people, who are unsure of their career path, to taste a vocational area before committing to a longer course. These courses are aimed at Leaving Certificate graduates, mature learners, and anyone finding themselves unemployed or facing uncertain job security, this is the perfect time to reevaluate their options regarding their future career paths.

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GMIT expands apprenticeship course offerings

Thu, Jun 03, 2021

GMIT has secured circa €1.8 m from the Higher Education Authority to increase the number of apprenticeship courses at its Galway (Dublin Road) and Letterfrack campuses from September 2021.

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How to manage your stress and maximise your performance in a written Leaving Cert exam

Thu, Jun 03, 2021

There is less than a week to go until this year's Leaving Cert class sit down to take the first written paper. It has been a two-year programme like no other in the almost 100-year history of this examination.

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GMIT launches new Level 7 diploma in school age childcare

Thu, Jun 03, 2021

GMIT’s Department of Nursing, Health Sciences, and Social Care has added a new course in its suite of early childhood education and care programmes, the new diploma in school age childcare (Level 7), the first such course to be offered in Irish third-level colleges.

The innovative academic programme was designed in consultation with stakeholders in the school age childcare (SAC) and early learning and care (ELC) sector. One hundred and five participants took part in the consultation process representing 89 SAC and ELC organisations.

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Merlin College adds Polish and German to languages team

Thu, May 27, 2021

"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." It was the great German philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein who said this, and he wasn’t wrong, especially now in our global digital world where the ability to communicate effectively in the environments of information technology, business, finance, or politics is of paramount importance along with many other caring professions such as medicine or NGO work.

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Galway Community College offers the widest range of fitness courses in the west of Ireland

Thu, May 27, 2021

Galway Community College offers the widest range of fitness courses in the west of Ireland. By registering on any of its QQI Level 5 sports courses, students obtain an award in sport, recreation, and exercise and have the opportunity to qualify as a fitness instructor and sports coach. GCC is accredited with the NCEF in University of Limerick and ITEC and provides a wide range of additional qualifications from NGBs such as GAA, Basketball Ireland, and FAI.

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