Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Library Reading List Service Training

This is an introductory training session demonstrating the Library's reading list management service. This service is aimed at lecturers or any teaching/administrative staff involved in reading list provision. For more information and a guide see the Reading List page.

Location: Library Training Room    
Time: Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Thursday, 31 May 2018

3D Printing Seminar

MakerSpace, NUI Galway Library, in collaboration with RS Ireland is delighted to announce the following seminar on 3D printing.

The event will be presented by Ultimaker GB and 3DGBIRE.


IT 125 | Lecture Theatre
10.00 – 10.30
Introduction: Ultimaker & the 3D Printing Ecosystem

10.30 – 11.00
Ultimaker S5 – New 3D Printer

11.00 – 11.15
Break – New Ultimaker S5 will be printing and available to view

11.15 – 12.15
Cura Software Demonstration + Tricks and Tips Session

12.30 – 1.30
Lunch – New Ultimaker S5 will be printing and available to view

1.30 – 2.00
Design Spark

2.00 – 2.45
Case Studies Discussion
3D Printing in Medicine Real life anatomical models Case Study Dr Boyd Goldie
3D Printing in Engineering Tools and Jigs Case Study VW

2.45 – 3.00
Q and A Seminar

Additional Events: Maintenance sessions

IT 202 | Classroom | These will be run as parallel sessions to those above. Please register separately, below.

10.00 – 11.00
Ultimaker 2+ Maintenance Session Register Here

2.00 – 3.00
Ultimaker 3 Maintenance Session Register Here

For More information on the Maker Space, NUI Galway Library, click here

Location: IT 125 Lecture Theatre    
Time: Thursday, 31st May 2018

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Exercise4Health Fitness Programme

Exercise4Health is a community exercise programme in the Kingfisher Club on campus. More info


Location: Kingfisher Fitness Club - O'Muircheartaigh Hall    
Time: Thursday, 31st May 2018

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Go Wild in Galway

Go Wild in Galway is a free festival of wildlife taking place across Galway city from dawn until dusk on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April, including walks on campus!


Join us for talks, field trips, walks and workshops on the native wildlife of Galway city including terrestrial mammals, birds, bats, invertebrates, fish, pollinators, plants, native raptors, cetaceans and how nature benefits your health & wellbeing!


To see the full programme:


Location: Orbsen Building    
Time: Saturday, 26th May 2018

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Procurement Training: Stage 1: Foundation Course: How To Buy

The How to Buy workshop is the Foundation Course in the Procurement Training Calendar and is essential and now mandatory for all staff members who have any involvement in the buying goods / services / works.      From time to time – do you have a need to:-

  • Finding the right supplier
  • Get pricing
  • Compare the different offers from suppliers
  • Decide on whom to purchase from and communicate to the unsuccessful suppliers
  • Place POs / Receive goods / authorise invoices for payment
  • Manage the supplier relationship (if applicable)

This course explains the basic principles of purchasing / procurement, covering such topics as (but not limited to)

  1. Knowing how much I have to spend
  2. Be aware of my obligations with University funds
  3. Step by Step Guide to using the right policy
  4. What is a Sole Source and when does it apply
  5. How do I setup a New Supplier
  6. Aggregation – spending more with the same supplier – implications
  7. Document Storage obligations
  8. PAC – recent experience
  9. Why is the C&AG annual Procurement Audit so important to us

Participants are also taken on a guided tour of the Procurement & Contracts Office website where they can see the process information, guidance and template documents and details of the centralized contracts currently available.   The site also includes a Reference Section, where more detail on the processes is included.

Trainer:  Ann Melia, Head of Procurement & Contracts, NUI Galway
Click to Register

Location: AMB-G065 Training Room, Arts Millennium Building Annexe    
Time: Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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.

Click to Register

Location: AMB-G036 Arts Millennium Building Psychology Extension    
Time: Thursday, 12thJune 2018

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Agresso Web Ordering Training

This course teaches you how to generate purchase orders in Agresso. It also covers approval limits and goods received notes. There is a demonstration and you will be able to practise generating your own purchase orders.

Location: PC Suite, Nursing & Midwifery Library, Basement, James Hardiman Library    
Time: Thursday, 21st June 2018

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Web Training

T4 CMS Training. More information here

Location: D101 PC Suite, Ground Floor, Block D    
Time: Thursday, 5th July 2018