Thursday, 21 March 2019

Spring Conferring Ceremony

Spring Conferring Ceremony. There will be a lot of visitors on campus, in particular in the vicinity of the Bailey Allen Hall and Quadrangle. Please take extra care driving on campus!

For more information Guide to Conferring

Location: Bailey Allen Hall Aras Na Mac Leinn     
Time: Thursday, 21st March 2019

Friday, 22 March 2019

CELT Training: Teaching with Technology: Blackboard Tools for Module Feedback

In this session, participants will explore the survey tool in Blackboard for use in gathering module feedback.

This workshop will take place 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, 22nd March 2019

Friday, 5 April 2019

CELT Workshop: Teaching with Technology: Learning Design for Online and Blended Learning

Exploring how we might systematically design our course materials (e.g. Blackboard sites) to promote learning.   This workshop is located in AM207 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

For more about this workshop, visit the Learning Technologies blog:


Location: AM207 - CELT Seminar Room - Arts Millennium Building    
Time: Friday, 5th April 2019

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Writing and Well-Being: The Academic Writing Centre Annual Conference

Please join us for our second annual conference as we welcome an international group of presenters to explore the intersections between writing and well-being in academia.

Researchers, teachers, writers, writing centre practitioners, and administrators will share their expertise on pedagogy and practice, the role of creative and reflective writing, trauma writing, writing and mindfulness, and diversity and inclusion.

Organisers: Irina Ruppo (Academic Writing Centre, NUIG) and Georganne Nordstrom (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)

View Programme and Abstracts on this link:

Picture credit: 'Reflections of a Sleeping Cloud over River Corrib'

Chaosheng Zhang (@ZhangChaosheng)


Location: Aras Moyola Lecture Hall 2/MY129, NUI Galway    
Time: Friday, 5th April & Saturday, 6th April, 2019

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Staff Training: IT Security Awareness Training

The aim of this course is to provide guidance on how staff can be more security conscious. The content focuses on the key responsibilities of a user whilst also allowing them to learn and become aware of how they could fall victim to phishing, vishing and social engineering. The course is instructor lead and encourages interaction with the class.

  • To raise awareness of IT security amongst staff within NUI Galway
  • To help staff assess potential IT security threats to the University's systems and data
  • To help staff respond in an appropriate manner to these threats

Staff need only attend one session - 20th March or 21st March

To register for the course please click here

Location: Aras Moyola     
Time: 20th March or 21st March, 2019

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Graduate Outcomes - NUI Galway Class of 2017

The HEA recently launched the Graduate Outcomes Survey – Class of 2017 which 63% of NUI Galway graduates contributed to. The Career Development Centre has taken a deep dive into the outcomes and has found some interesting facts and figures on NUI Galway's Graduate Outcomes compare with the national figures!


  • Want to find out how many of the NUI Galway class of 2017 were employed 9 months after graduation and how many went on to further study?
  • Do you want to know if their jobs are relevant to their level and area of study and where they are working?
  • Are you curious about how the NUI Galway employment rates compare with other Universities?
  • Do you want to find out what our graduates are earning and who’s paying them?
  • Are you interested in finding out how international graduates are faring in the job market?


Come along to this briefing session to find out more and to discuss what the findings mean for NUI Galway and how we can use them to plan for the future. 


Programme Directors who register for the event and who are interested in getting the graduate outcomes for their specific course, should contact before March 20, and a summary of outcomes for the course (employment, further study etc.) and a listing of employers, will be available at the session on March 27th.


Who should attend this event ?  Open to NUI Galway staff members only.  Book on Eventbrite  here 


Location: Careers Seminar Room, Career Development Centre    
Time: Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Wednesday, 15 May 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, 15th May 2019

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

GRC presentations in IT Research Seminar

Public GRC presentations of research students (two-day event) Monday, 13th May and Tuesday, 14th May 2019. Everybody is welcome to the IT Research Seminars;

With their annual GRC talks, the PhD and Research Master students in the IT Discipline present their recent research achievements and their plans for future research.

This two-day event provides an opportunity for our research students to showcase their work and to obtain feedback, and it is also an excellent way for other researchers, students and academics to get an overview of ongoing research in the IT Discipline.

The presentations will cover a wide spectrum of research areas, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Environmental Informatics, Health Informatics, Internet Technologies, Evolutionary Computation, System Simulation, Software Development, and Learning Technologies.

Detailed Schedule:  Download‌

Location: Lecture theatre IT125, IT Building    
Time: Monday,13th May, & Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

Wednesday, 15 May 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, 15th May 2019

Wednesday, 8 May 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: AMB-G065 Training Room, Arts Millennium Building Annexe    
Time: Wednesday, 5th May 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, 14 May 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, 14th May 2019

Wednesday, 3 April 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, James Hardiman Library    
Time: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019