IT Online Student Orientation 2015

On August 24th, we will have an Orientation Day for new IT Online students (MScSED, Diploma and CPD).

Orientation will be in the NCBES Seminar room in the Orbsen Building.

*** Please bring your laptop ***

Please e-mail if you will attend.

The schedule is:



10.00 – 10:15Sign in & Tea/CoffeeAll
10.15 – 11.30Welcome by Programme Team
  • Overview of programme
  • Programme staff introductions
  • Student introductions

About the Academic Programmes (MScSED & Diploma)

  • Programme content & structure
  • Assessments & examinations
  • Student support


Nuala McGuinn
Majella O’Dea
David O’Sullivan
Aisling Monahan

11.30 – 12.30Using the NUI Galway libraryFiona Quinlan
12.30 – 1.30LUNCH (Moffetts)
13.30 – 14.30Overview of online learning environment
  • Using WorldClass & Citrix
  • Interacting on discussion boards
  • IT Online Student Launchpad & WRAP
Majella O’ Dea
14:30 - 15:15

WORKSHOP: Returning to Study: Academic skills & essential resources

Questions & Answers: General Forum

Majella O’Dea


MAP for Orbsen and NCBES

Options for parking?

As you can imagine, at the start of the new academic year the campus is very busy with Orientation days and so on. Do consider your parking options if driving to campus.

Pay and Display

Available in various parts of the campus including outside the Orbsen. It is limited however and you need to be on campus early to get it.

All day parking: Cathedral groundsThe campus is a 5-10 minute walk from the Galway Cathedral. The Cathedral has all-day parking for (currently) €4.
It can fill early but it's generally a good option.

Warning: This is not a definite! Just a possibility at the moment.

Aisling hopes to sort conference delegate parking for the day but this is not a certainty at all so do think about a backup-plan in case this cannot be provided.

Aisling will send this by e-mail beforehand if this can be provided.