Incoming first year students

We can now confirm the CMNHS First Year Orientation will take place on Wednesday 22nd September via MS Teams (further details closer to the time). 

We are working with the timeframe of 12-3pm.

D‌ownload: College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences UG Orientation Schedule 21/22

  • Welcome from Dean of Students/Introduction to Student Services/ Introduction to Annmarie Gilchrist, Student Advisor to CMNHS
  • Active Consent/Resilience & Wellbeing
  • Meet your SU   

Orientation into your programme will take place separately, and will provide you with an overview of your course requirements and relevant contacts. Available schedules and further information on first year programme-specific orientation can be found on the relevant School sites below. If you have any questions that have not been answered by orientation, Student FAQs and Alerts, or on your School homepage, you can find the contact information for your programme coordinators here.

The goals of your first year experience:

Establish a connection to the University and your College community

Foster development of a learning community within your course programme

  • Orientation into your programme, Getting to know your Programme Administrators and your classmates, Understanding what the next few years will require and who will support you (check out your School website below)

Acquire knowledge and skills for your personal development and academic achievement

Become exposed to diverse ideas, experiences and people

  • Attend your lectures regularly (online and in-person), Take the opportunities provided to engage and share in learning, Develop study groups, Link with groups on campus and in Galway

Complete the transition to University through supportive peer and staff connections

  • Keep the excitement of first-year throughout your educational journey, Stay on top of your university career, ask for help, give support and encouragement to others.
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have some questions at this time. Our FAQs may help

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