Access Centre Information Session - Wednesday, May 3rd

Always wanted to go to university but feel you haven’t the academic requirements?

Access Courses for Higher Education may be right for you!

The Access Course is a one year programme, which aims to provide the opportunity to prepare, personally and academically, for an undergraduate course of full-time study (three year duration) at NUI Galway and St. Angela’s College, Sligo. It is designed for young adults and mature students who come from socio-economic backgrounds that are under-represented at third level and who may not have the conventional educational requirements to access higher education.

Information sessions will take place at the following venues and times on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017:

10 – 12 pm Institute for Lifecourse and Society Centre, NUI Galway

6 – 8 pm Institute for Lifecourse and Society Centre, NUI Galway

2 – 3 pm Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta, An Cheathrú Rua

5 – 7 pm The Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo

Come along and hear from current and past students talk about their experiences and find out more about this opportunity!

To attend, please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V2ZSRQC

Apply online for 2017/18 Course from May 1st :  http://www.nuigalway.ie/access

Open Days 2017

April 1st, 2017

Galway- Saturday 1st, Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway, 10am to 3pm
More information here: Open Days

Public Information Evening with Lectures, Presentations and CAO Information January 18th, 2017

Public Information Evening with Lectures, Presentations and CAO information

Galway, Wednesday 18th  January 2017 - James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway, 5.30 pm to 9pm.  To attend please register attendance by clicking here

Timetable of Lectures Running from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. 

5.30 pm-6.30pm Venue James Hardiman Library 
Welcome and CAO Talk -Trish Bourke, Mature Students Officer
Why Choose NUI Galway as a Mature Student- Sarah Olaoye
SUSI Grants and Fees - Graham Doyle
Tea/Coffee

6.30pm - 7.00pm 
Into To Arts - Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building
Intro Medicine - THOMAS DILLON THEATRE, Arts Concourse
Intro to Engineering  - CHARLES MC MUNN THEATRE, Arts Concourse
Intro to Business/Law- MAIRTIN O TNUTHAIL THEATRE, Arts Millennium Buidling
Intro to Science  - COLM O H-EOCHA THEATRE, Arts Millennium Building

7pm - 7.30pm
Teaching as a Career -  Fotrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building
Cúrsaí Trí Ghaeilge - THOMAS DILLON THEATRE, Arts Concourse
Intro to BA Connects  MAIRTIN O TNUTHAIL THEATRE, Arts Millennium Building
Drama & Performance Studies  - To be confimed
Public and Social Policy - COLM O H-EOCHA THEATRE, Arts Millennium Building

7.30pm - 8.00pm Venue
Applied Social Sciences -Te be confirmed
St Angela's College (Teacher Education)  - COLM O H-EOCHA THEATRE
Into to Humanities English, History, Philosophy - CHARLES MC MUNN THEATRE
Childrens Studies and Children, Youth and Family Studies  - MAIRTIN O TNUTHAIL THEATRE

8pm - 8.30pm 
Languages - COLM O H-EOCHA THEATRE
Geography & Archaeology AM214 - To be confirmed
Maths and Education  - CHARLES MC MUNN THEATRE
Psychology - MAIRTIN O TNUTHAIL THEATRE

Adult Learners Information Event - Sat, January 28, 2017

A Careers/Information/Advisory event for Adult Learners, which targets the following groups:

  • Those who are unsure of what study option to take;
  • Those who are interested in job progression;
  • Those who are interested in changing careers;
  • The unemployed - job seekers;

The aim of this event is to focus on the individual Adult Learner and provide information and advice on study options/pathways.   The event will not promote programme offerings per se from the Education and Training Providers in the region, but rather focus on the career needs and information requirements of the learner by exploring with them suitable career or study options.  By reviewing what learners currently have by way of skills set, learning pathways - whether study or work related will be identified.  These pathways will enable adult learners to develop and build upon their continuing professional development requirements.

This will be a collaborative event with a range of education providers participating:

  • NUI Galway (Adult Learning, Careers Development Centre, Access Office)
  • GMIT (Lifelong Learning and Careers Office)
  • GRETB
  • GTI
  • Regional Skills Forum

Event Logistics

Date: Saturday, 28 January 2017

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: to be confirmed

Key words/themes:

New Year Resolutions; New Year- New Start; Discover your Profile, Find your Pathway, Advance your career, Return to study in an area that suits your career pathway; Flexible learning options;  Define your life/your career;

Layout of the event

  • Clinic-type sessions from Guidance counsellors (6-8) to meet with learners (10-15 mins per session), providing a mix of careers advice and CV review;
  • Recruitment companies (2-3) - focusing on employability and what specific skills set industry sectors are seeking from prospective employees;
  • Series of talks on:
    • Interview skills: how to succeed
    • Are you struggling to get a job?
    • What are employers looking for in an employee?
    • Student panel of past students representing each of the target groups outlined
  • Key note guest speaker
  • Reception area/networking area
  • Education and Training providers
  • Social Media Profile Advice
  • Linked In headshots
  • Recruitment agencies (focusing on the topic of what employers are looking for)

Stands on the day (to be confirmed)

  • Reception area/networking area
  • Education and Training providers
  • Social Media Profile Advice
  • Linked In headshots
  • Recruitment agencies (focusing on the topic of what employers are looking for)

Design Outputs

  • Design concept
  • Social media (online) materials
  • Print materials (Newspaper Adverts, Posters, etc.)
  • Signage (banners)

Activities

  • Event hashtag
  • Competition plus hashtag
  • Have an online booking form/time slots (Eventbrite)
  • Videos with Mature Students/Careers etc. advising us on ‘typical questions’ they get from prospective students ‘No such thing as a stupid question’ concept?

Information Websites (with similar concept)

http://www.calp.ie/ - Career & Life Planner

http://www.onestepup.ie/