School of Business and Economics

First Year Orientation Week 2021

 We are looking forward to welcoming our first year students to the School of Business and Economics during orientation week. Orientation will commence on the 22nd of September 2021. Below is a draft timetable of information sessions scheduled. A mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions will take place on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of September.  An on-campus orientation is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 25th and Sunday, 26th of September. The start of term will commence on 27th September 2021 for all first years. Links to the information sessions will be provided at a later date.

Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 ONLINE Orientation Schedule

Time ThemeSpeaker

10.30 - 11.00

Welcome and Introduction to the College.

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Prof. Geraint Howells, Dean of CBPPL
11.00 - 11.30

Welcome and Introduction to Student Supports.

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Prof. Michelle Millar, Dean of Students
12.00 - 13.00

Meet your Students' Union (SU)

Join the SU President, Education Officer and Welfare and Equality Officer for an introduction to your Students' Union and the services and supports offered to students. Find out how to get involved - for example as a class rep, as part of our welfare crew, or by running for election as Sustainability Officer later this year. Representatives from Galway Safe will introduce their App and talk about staying safe in Galway City.

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The Student's Union
13.00 - 13.30

Online Q & A

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Staff from the College of Business Public Policy and Law (CBPPL)
14.00 - 15.00

Looking After Yourself: Your Health, Your Wellness & Your Active Consent

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Student Services

Thursday, 23rd September 2021 ONLINE Orientation Schedule

TimeThemeSpeaker
10.00 - 10.30

Welcome from the Head of School                                    

All groups: 1BC1, 1BC2, 1BC3, 1BC4, 1BC7, 1BC8, 1BCA1 and 1BF1. 

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Prof. Alma McCarthy
10.30 - 11.00

Meet your Student Advisor. Learn about the supports available to you.

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Student Advisor, Teresa Lydon
11.00 - 12.30

Bachelor of Commerce

Groups: 1BC1, 1BC2, 1BC3, 1BC4, 1BC7 & 1BC8

Welcome from your Programme Director.

Information about optional modules.

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Dr. Johanna Clancy, BComm Programme Director                   

Mary Barrett, 1st Year Head

 

Elective module leaders

11.00 - 12.30

1BCA1 Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Welcome from your Programme Director

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Mary Cosgrove, Programme Director
11.00 - 12.30

1BF1 BSc Business Information Systems

Welcome from your Programme Director

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Dr David Kreps, Programme Director
12.30 - 13.00

 BComm Global

Welcome from your Programme Director (1BC8)

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Dr Edel Doherty, Programme Director
12.30 - 13.00

Bachelor of Commerce International (1BC2, 1BC3, 1BC4, 1BC7).

Welcome from your Programme Director

>> Join here for French session (1BC2).

>> Join here for German session (1BC3).

>> Join here for Spanish session (1BC4).

>> Join here for Gaeilge session (1BC7).

 

Language Programme Directors:

Ruadhán Cooke

Michaela Schrage-Frueh

Begoña Sangrador-Vegas

Belinda McHale

 

 Friday, 24th September 2021 ONLINE Orientation Schedule

TimeThemeSpeaker
10.00 - 11.00

Diversity & Inclusion

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Dr Shivaun Quinlivan
11.00 - 11.30

Bachelor of Commerce (Global): Study Abroad & Placements in Year 3.

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Study Abroad and Placement Officers:

Orla Naughton

Marie McArdle

Paul O' Rahilly

Bríd Connolly

11.30 - 12.00

Introduction to Career Development Centre.

Groups: 1BC1, 1BC2, 1BC3, 1BC4, 1BC7, 1BC8, 1BCA1 and 1BF1.

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Aisling Conroy
12.00 - 12.30

Follow the career path of a Graduate from the School of Business. Groups: 1BC1, 1BC2, 1BC3, 1BC4, 1BC7, 1BC8, 1BCA1 and 1BF1.

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Kevin Davoren, Senior Marketing Advisor, Enterprise Ireland
12.30 - 13.00

Extracurricular volunteering and awards: How to join and get involved.

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Lorraine Tansey, Student Volunteer Co-ordinator
13.00 - 13.30
Top 10 things that you need to know about Blackboard // drop-in Q&A.
 

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Eilis O' Regan

Michael Coyne

14.00 - 14.45  Battle of the Tribes (1st Round)  
15.00 - 15.45  Battle of the Tribes (2nd Round)  

Saturday, 25th September On-campus Orientation

Time/Venue Theme Speakers

 

Various


Check here for information on Saturday's schedule of events.

 

Various - Explore the link provided for further information.

 

Sunday, 26th September 2021 - On-campus Orientation 

Time/Venue ThemeEvents

 

Various


Click here for Sunday's programme of activities. The schedule is designed to let you explore our beautiful campus. Get aquainted with new resources and meet new friends along the way. 

Various - Explore the link provided for further information.

 

Additional First Year Information

The 2021/22 Academic Booklet is available for download here.

‌‌‌‌Click for Undergraduate Timetables: Timetables

A series of presentations will be delivered during orientation week. These presentations will be made available below at a later date. Please check periodicallly for updates.

F‌irst Year Orientation Presentation 1BC1 BComm 2021/22

1‌BC8 BComm Global Orientation Presentation 2021/22

B‌.Comm International and B.Comm Gaeilge Orientation Presentatioin 2021/22

First Year BIS - Course Presentation 2021/22

F‌irst Year B.Comm (Accounting) Course Presentatioin 2021/22

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