Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Working and Travelling Abroad Fair

The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in Áras na Mac Léinn. 

Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer! There will also be information talks during the day in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

More information:

Location: Aras na MacLéinn    
Time: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

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.

This teaching support service integrates:

  • your readings lists hosted online
  • Blackboard
  • library resources
  • library ordering & article/chapter scanning 

The session will demonstrate the following:

  • creating & editing reading lists online
  • bookmarking/linking to full text
  • structuring lists
  • publishing lists
  • adding lists to Blackboard

PCs will be available for this session. Teaching staff can bring laptops for convenience if preferred.

For more information and a guide see the Reading List page.

Hugo Kelly
Niamh Walsh
Collection Development Librarians
James Hardiman Library

ext: 3359
ext: 2095

Location: Library Training Room    
Time: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Reporting for Recurrent Account Budget Holders and Administrators

This course is designed to familiarise people with the relevant Agresso reports available to Budget Holders or administrators. It is a hands on demonstration on how to run the reports and how to interpret the figures shown in the reports.  The aim of this course is to enable Budget Holders and administrators run and interpret their recurrent accounts on Agresso.

Course Content:

    • General introduction to budgets, budget movements, structure of Cost Centres/Schools/Colleges
    • How to run reports for Cost Centres which show Budgets, Spend to Date and Amount Available to Spend
    • How to drill into individual amounts to show the transactions
    • How to drill into Budget movements to see what they are for
    • How to run Pay Budget Reports which show detailed Pay Analysis
    • How to check whether an invoice has been paid
  • Any other issues that people are having with Agresso Reports

See the staff training page to register

Location: PC Suite, Nursing & Midwifery Library, Basement, James Hardiman Library     
Time: Wednesday, 30th January 2019

Friday, 18 January 2019

CELT Training: Teaching with Technology: Managing the Blackboard Grade Centre

An overview of Blackboard's Grade Centre, its functionality, and how it is used to upload final marks to the University's systems.  This workshop takes place on Friday morning in AM119 in the Arts Millennium Building.  Please note that this workshop is for NUI Galway staff with access to Blackboard.  Places are limited.  Please register here. 

Location: AM119 Arts Millennium Building    
Time: Friday, 18th January 2019

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

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.

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 the staff training page

Location: PC Suite, Nursing & Midwifery Library, Basement, James Hardiman Library    
Time: Wednesday, 30th January 2019

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

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 mandatory for all staff members who have any involvement whatsoever in buying goods/services/works.

This course explains the basic principles of procurement, your duties and obligations when spending University funds, the role of the Procurement and Contracts Office, step by step guide to using the Procurement Policy, Overview of the Quotations/Tendering/Sole Source Processes and when to apply them, how to setup new suppliers, and much more. 

ALL STAFF are required to attend this course every 3 years.

Trainer:   Frances Feeney, Contracts Officer, Procurement and Contracts Office

To register, please visit the Staff Development Website


Location: AMB-G065 Training Room, Arts Millennium Building Annexe    
Time: Tuesday, 12th February 2019

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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: AS203 River Room 099 Arts & Science    
Time: Wednesday, 27th February 2019

Tuesday, 21 May 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

Click to Register

Location: AMB-G065 Training Room, Arts Millennium Building Annexe    
Time: Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Web Training

T4 CMS Training to enable NUI Galway staff to easily build and maintain university (i.e. administration, college/school, research) websites, using the t4 Site Manager enterprise Content Management System, CMS. Attendees will learn the CMS's features, capabilities, and customisations from an NUI Galway perspective. More information here

Location: D101 PC Suite, Ground Floor, Block D (School of Education)    
Time: Tuesday, 22nd January 2019