Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Recruiting Postgraduate Students Workshop

This workshop is aimed at postgraduate Programme Directors, Heads of Discipline, Heads of School and other staff members involved in the recruitment of domestic postgraduate students. It is primarily intended for those recruiting taught postgraduate students: but may be useful for research supervisors also.

This workshop will;
  1. Assist you in identifying your PG recruitment objectives.
  2. Outline the annual cycle of institutional recruitment activity and the promotional platforms available to your programmes.
  3. To guide you in developing an audience-centred strategic recruitment plan specific to your objectives. 
  4. To introduce a suite of recruitment and marketing tools that can be adapted and applied in line with your skillset, budget and other resources.
Attendance at the workshop assumes you have an active role in postgraduate recruitment and/or marketing, and that you have some expert knowledge of your programme, its target audiences, its recruitment aims, etc.


It also assumes you have some familiarity with the CRM-Recruit Ellucian postgraduate application system.

There are a limited number of spaces for this training, therefore, you must register for this course (as there are only a number of spaces available). For registration and training details, please see Staff Development.

Location: Alexander Anderson Boardroom    
Time: Wednesday, 11th December 2019

Monday, 9 December 2019

Semester 1 (2019/2020) Exams

Semester 1 (2019/2020) exams will take place between Monday,  9th December and Friday, 20th December.  Click here for more information

Location: On Campus    
Time: Monday, 9th December to Friday, 20th December

Monday, 16 December 2019

Procurement Training: Stage 3: National Tendering

Audience:  Staff must have completed the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Procurement Workshops before attending this course
Specifically designed for staff involved in purchases greater than €25,000.  
National Tendering applies for purchases valued between €25,000 and €209,000.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Government Guidelines
  • What is National Tendering and when does it apply
  • Defining type of procurement – supplies, services, works
  • Examining the procedures (open and restricted)
  • Timelines and Thresholds
  • Understanding the key components of a tender pack:
    • Scope of Requirements
    • Criteria for selection
    • Award criteria 
  • Advertising on etenders
  • Evaluating tenders
  • The award and conclusion stages:
    • Notification letters
    • Award Notice
  • Records to keep

Trainer:  Michael Swan, Greenville Procurement Partners

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Location: TBC     
Time: Monday, 16th December 2019

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Procurement Training: Stage 2: Managing Quotations/Mini Competition Processes

While the majority of day-to-day purchases are well below tendering threshold values, this does not remove the obligation to seek best value for money, nor does it remove the overriding obligation for openness and transparency.     In addition, many centralised contracts are now setup as Framework Agreements where a “mini-competition” is required to decide which supplier to use.    Whether a quotation or mini-competition process is needed, the principals of running this process are quite similar.    The aim of this workshop is to provide University buyers with an understanding of how to specify requirements, seek quotations/mini-tenders, and evaluate bids while maintaining the goals of attaining value for money and ensuring compliance with the NUI Galway Procurement Policy.  This half day workshop covers all important aspects of the quotation/mini-tender process.  All staff who have responsibility for the activity of purchasing must attend this course.

Audience:    Staff involved in any aspect of the sourcing of supplies and services or purchasing from current centralized contracts.
Pre-requisite:  To get maximum benefit and an understanding of the basic principles, staff must have the Stage 1 Foundation Training Workshop completed first before attending this course.

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Location: Procurement and Contracts Office    
Time: Thursday, 14th January 2020