NUI GALWAY College of Arts Orientation Week Schedule 2019 - Information For Parents

We invite all parents and guardians to attend the following talks, each talk is repeated for your convenience.

Sunday 1st September

 Times
Title of Talks Venue
4pm, 5.30pm, or 7pm The Emotional Journey of Students and Parents The Space, 1st Floor, Áras na Mac Léinn
4pm, 5.30pm, or 7pm Money - What to expect and how to make it stretch  The Cube, 1st Floor, Áras na Mac Léinn
4pm, 5.30pm, or 7pm  Learning, Wellbeing and University Supports The View, 1st Floor, Áras na Mac Léinn

NUI GALWAY College of Arts Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Monday 2nd September

 Time Theme Venue
9.00am - 10.00am Introduction to the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies (Surnames beginning A - L) Bailey Allen Hall
9.00am - 9.20am  Greeting from the President of NUI Galway  Bailey Allen Hall 
9.20am - 9.40am  Dean's Welcome Bailey Allen Hall 
9.40am - 10.00am  Introduction to StudentSupports   Bailey Allen Hall 
10.00am - 12.30pm Students meet with Mentors followed by Campus Tour and Challenges  An Bhialann
10.30am - 11.30am Introduction to the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies (Surnames beginning M-Z)  Bailey Allen Hall 
10.30am - 10.50am Greeting from the President of NUI Galway  Bailey Allen Hall 
10.50am - 11.10am Dean's Welcome Bailey Allen Hall 
11.10am - 11.30am Introduction to Student Supports   Bailey Allen Hall 
11.30am - 2.00pm  Students meet with Mentors followed by Campus Tour and Challenges  An Bhialann
9.30am - 5.00pm

Collection of Student Identity and Registration Cards
BA Connect and denominated degree students
(GY104, GY105, GY107, GY109, GY110, GY111, GY112, GY113, GY115, GY118, GY119, GY120, GY121, GY122, GY123, GY124, GY125, GY126, GY127, GY128, GY129, GY130, GY131, GY132, GY133)

1st Floor Áras Uí Chathail
1.30pm - 3.30pm  College and Discipline Information Stands on Concourse  Arts & Science Building
2.00pm - 3.00pm  Introduction to the First Year of your Arts Degree (For students with surnames beginning A - L) 

Anderson Theatre (Concourse) 

D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concourse)

Larmor Theatre (Concourse)

3.00pm - 4.00pm  Introduction to the First Year of your Arts Degree (For students with surnames beginning M - Z) 

Anderson Theatre (Concourse) 

D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concourse) 

Larmor Theatre (Concourse) 

2pm - 3.30pm Library Tours (every half  hour) - also available Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm (on the hour) Foyer of the James Hardiman Library
5.30pm First Year Class Photo 2019 College Park
9.30am to 5pm ID Card Collection, All Course Codes for College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies EXCEPT GY101 1st Floor of Aras Uí Chathail

NUI GALWAY College of Arts Orientation Week Schedule

Tuesday 3rd September

Time Theme Venue
10.00am-11.00am  Geography
Introductory Lecture   
G019 Large Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) - Human Biology Building
10.00am-11.00am Introduction to the First Year of your Arts Degree  Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
10.00am-11.00am  Introduction to BSc (Applied Social Sciences)(GY123)  Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
10.00am-11.00am  Introduction to BA (Music) (GY130)  D'Arcy Thompson Theatre
(Concourse) 
10.00am-11.00am  Introduction to BA (Global Languages) (GY128)  GO65 Psychology Building 
10.00am-11.00am  Introduction to BA (History) (GY105)
GO36 Psychology Building 
10.00am-11.00am  Réamheolas: BA (Gaeilge agus Léann an Aistriúcháin) (GY107) An Téatar,
Áras na Gaeilge 
10.00am- 11.00am


Introduction to BA (Mathematics and Education) (GY109)

ROOM D202, Education Building
11.00am-12.00pm  Sociological and Political Studies
Introductory Lecture  
G019 Large Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) - Human Biology Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  Philosophy
Introductory Lecture
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  Studying Languages at University  Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  Archaeology
Introductory Lecture 
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre
(Concourse) 
11.00am-12.00pm  Introduction to BA (History and Globalisation Studies) (GY131) GO65 Psychology Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  Introduction to BA (Child, Youth and Family Studies : Policy and Practice) (GY120) GO36 Psychology Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  Léann an Aistriúcháin
Introductory Lecture 
An Téatar
Áras na Gaeilge 
11.00am-12.00pm


Introduction to BA Education (Computer Science and Mathematical Studies) (GY133)

ROOM D202, Education Building
12.00pm-1.00pm  Information Technology
Introductory Lecture  
G019 Large Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) - Human Biology Building
12.00pm-1.00pm  Mathematics
Introductory Lecture   
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
12.00pm-1.00pm  French
Introductory Lecture  
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
12.00pm-1.00pm  English
Introductory Lecture 
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre
(Concourse) 
12.00pm-1.00pm  Introduction to BA (Children's Studies)
(GY121 Denominated) 
GO65 Psychology Building 
12.00pm-1.00pm  Introduction to BA Government (Politics, Economics and Law) (GY132)  GO36 Psychology Building 
12.00pm-1.00pm 

Gaeilge

Introductory Lecture 

An Téatar, 
Áras na Gaeilge 
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Introduction to the BA (Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies)(GY118)
O’ Donoghue Theatre
1.00pm-2.00pm Introduction to Academic Writing at University
Dr Irina Ruppo - Malone 
G019 Large Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) - Human Biology Building
1.00pm-2.00pm  An Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge
Seisiún Eolais / Information Session
An Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín 
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
1.00pm-2.00pm  Spanish
Introductory Lecture  
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
1.00pm-2.00pm 

Classics: Why Study Classics?

Discovering the Origins of European Culture 

 

D'Arcy Thompson Theatre
 (Concourse) 
1.00pm-2.00pm  Introduction to BA Connect with Children's Studies (GY110)  GO65 Psychology Building 
1.00pm-2.00pm  Modern Irish Culture Studies (Literature and Music)
Introductory Lecture 
GO36 Psychology Building 
1.00pm-2.00pm  Using the University Library to Increase your Academic Knowledge and Skill - Followed by a Tour of the Library.  AM107. Arts Millennium Building 
1.00pm-3.00pm  Léann na Cumarsáide
Introductory Lecture 
An Téatar, 
Áras na Gaeilge 
1:00pm-3.00pm Réamheolas: BA (Cumarsáid agus Gaeilge) (GY122)
Followed by screening of Short Films by Students of the Programme 
An Téatar, 
Áras na Gaeilge  
2.00pm-3.00pm Psychology
Introductory Lecture  
G019 Large Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) - Human Biology Building
2.00pm-3.00pm  An Ghaeilge san Ollscoil 
Irish Language Activities at NUI Galway
An Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín 
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
2.00pm-3.00pm  German
Introductory Lecture 
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
2.00pm-3.00pm  History: Seven Reasons to Study History

D'Arcy Thompson Theatre
(Concourse) 
2.00pm-3.00pm Introduction to BA (Arts with Data Science)(GY124) GO65 Psychology Building
2.00pm-3.00pm  Introduction to BA with Human Rights (GY113) GO36 Psychology Building 
2.00pm-4.00pm
Introduction to BA with Performing Arts Studies (GY115)
O’Donoghue Theatre
3.00pm-4.00pm  Law
Introductory Lecture 
G019 Large Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor) - Human Biology Building
3.00pm-4.00pm  Economics
Introductory Lecture  
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
3.00pm-4.00pm  Italian
Introductory Lecture  
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
3.00pm-4.00pm  Celtic Civilization
Introductory Lecture 
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre
(Concourse) 
3.00pm-4.00pm  Introduction to BA (Digital Arts and Technology) (GY125)  GO65 Psychology Building 
3.00pm-4.00pm Introduction to BA (Psychology) (GY104)  GO36 Psychology Building 
4.15pm-5.15pm

“What can your College do for you? Maximizing your experience, get to know your class mates, and find your way to settle into campus life.”

Bailey Allen Hall 
10.00am - 4pm  CASSCS Information Stand  Arts Millennium Building Foyer 
10am - 4pm  Drop in centre for students to activate their online accounts (including Blackboard)
Arts Millenium Building Foyer
CASSCS COMPUTER TRAINING ROOM (AM102) 
10.00am - 4pm  Library Tours (Every 60 Minutes on the Hour)  Meeting Point: (entrance to Library) Foyer in Hardiman Research Building 

NUI GALWAY College of Arts Orientation Week Schedule

Wednesday 4th September

Time  Theme Venue 
10.00am-11.00am  Italian
Introductory Lecture  
Kirwan Theatre (Concourse)
10.00am-11.00am  Economics
Introductory Lecture  
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
10.00am-11.00am  Studying Languages at University  Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
10.00am-11.00am  Archaeology
Introductory Lecture  
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concourse) 
10.00am-11.00am  Introduction to BA (English and Media Studies) (GY126)  Room GO65 Psychology Building 
10.00am-11.00am  Introduction to BA (Journalism) (GY119) Room AM127, Arts Millennium Building 
10.00am-11.00am  Léann na Cumarsáide
Introductory Lecture   
An Téatar, Áras na Gaeilge 
10.00am-11.00am  Using the University Library to Increase your Academic Knowledge and Skill - Followed by a Tour of the Library.  AM107 Arts Millennium Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  History: Seven Reasons to Study History

Kirwan Theatre (Concourse)
11.00am-12.00pm  English
Introductory Lecture 
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
11.00am-12.00pm Spanish
Introductory Lecture 
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
11.00am-12.00pm 

Classics: Why Study Classics? Discovering the Origins of European Culture.

D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concourse) 
11.00am-12.00pm  Introduction to BA with Film Studies (GY112)  Room GO65 Psychology Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  Introduction to BA (International)  (GY129) GO36, Psychology Building: 
11.00am-12.00pm  Léann an Aistriúcháin
Introductory Lecture 
An Téatar, Áras na Gaeilge 
11.00am-12.00pm  Digital Confidence and Skills – Meet the NUI Galway Digital Champions:
Learning how to improve the skills, confidence and knowledge of people in using digital technologies
AM107 Arts Millennium Building 
12.00pm-1.00pm  Law
Introductory Lecture  
Kirwan Theatre (Concourse) 
12.00pm-1.00pm  French
Introductory Lecture 
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
12.00pm-1.00pm  German
Introductory Lecture 
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
12.00pm-1.00pm  Celtic Civilization
Introductory Lecture 
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concourse) 
12.00pm-1.00pm  Introduction to BA (Film and Digital Media) (GY127)  Room GO65 Psychology Building 
12.00pm-1.00pm  Modern Irish Culture Studies (Literature and Music)
Introductory Lecture 
GO36 Psychology Building: 
12.00pm-1.00pm  Gaeilge
Introductory Lecture 
An Téatar, Áras na Gaeilge 
12.00pm-1.00pm  Using the University Library to Increase your Academic Knowledge and Skill - Followed by a Tour of the Library.  AM107 Arts Millennium Building 
10am-4pm  Drop in centre for students to activate their online accounts (including Blackboard)
Arts Millenium Building Foyer 
AM102, Foyer, Arts Millenium Building
10am-4pm  Library Tours
(Every 60 Minutes on the Hour) 
Meeting Point: (entrance to Library) Foyer in Hardiman Research Building 

NUI GALWAY College of Arts Orientation Week Schedule

Thursday 5th September

Time Theme Venue
10.00am-11.00am  Studying Abroad - BA International: JB Terrins & Catherine McCurry  Kirwan Theatre (Concourse)
10.00am-11.00am  History: Seven Reasons To Study History

Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
10.00am-11.00am

Careers in Psychology
Introductory Lecture

Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building
10.00am-11.00am Introduction to Archaeology
Introductory Lecture  
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concouse) 
10.00am-11.00am  Research and Critical Thinking: how learning at third level is different from learning at second level
Dr Dermot Burns 
Room GO65 Psychology Building 
10.00am-11.00am  Using the University Library to Increase your Academic Knowledge and Skill - Followed by a Tour of the Library.  Room GO36 Psychology Building 
10.00am-11.00am  An Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge
Seisiún Eolais / Information Session
An Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín 
An Téatar, Áras na Gaeilge 
11.00am-12.00pm

Student Services                                               
How to Start Well and Stay Well in NUI Galway

Dillion Theatre (Concourse)
11.00am-12.00pm  Psychology
Introductory Lecture  
Kirwan Theatre (Concourse)
11.00am-12.00pm  Philosophy
Introductory Lecture   
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  German
Introductory Lecture  
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  Introduction to the First Year of your Arts Degree  D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concourse) 
11.00am-12.00pm  BA - First year to Final year: 10 tips for career success
Claire Murphy, Career Development Centre 
Room GO65 Psychology Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  Introduction to BA with Creative Writing (GY111)  Room GO36 Psychology Building 
11.00am-12.00pm  Léann an Aistriúcháin
Introductory Lecture 
An Téatar, Áras na Gaeilge 
12pm-1pm  Information Technology
Introductory Lecture  
Kirwan Theatre (Concourse)
12pm-1pm  Mathematics
Introductory Lecture   
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
12pm-1pm  Italian
Introductory Lecture 
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
12pm-1pm  Classics: Why Study Classics? Discovering the Origins of European Culture.

D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concouse) 
12pm-1pm  Modern Irish Culture Studies (Literature and Music)
Introductory Lecture  
Room GO65 Psychology Building 
12pm-1pm  Using the University Library to Increase your Academic Knowledge and Skill - Followed by a Tour of the Library.  Room GO36 Psychology Building 
12pm-1pm  Gaeilge
Introductory Lecture   
An Téatar, Áras na Gaeilge 
1pm-2pm Grades Anatomy: Dissecting Examinations and Assessments at University
Dr Frances McCormack 
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concouse)
1pm-2pm French
Introductory Lecture   
Room GO65 Psychology Building 
1pm-2pm  Geography
Introductory Lecture 
Kirwan Theatre (Concourse)
1pm-2pm  Do You Want to Be a Teacher? A Career in Teaching
 
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
1pm-2pm  What to do when things go wrong - Academic and Personal Support for First Year Students
 
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
1pm-2pm  BA - First year to Final year: 10 tips for career success  Room GO36 Psychology Building 
1pm-2pm  Léann na Cumarsáide
Introductory Lecture   
An Téatar, Áras na Gaeilge 
2pm-3pm  Sociological and Political Studies
Introductory Lecture   
Kirwan Theatre (Concourse)
2pm-3pm  Economics
Introductory Lecture  
Fottrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
2pm-3pm  Spanish
Introductory Lecture 
Ó Tnúthail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building 
2pm-3pm  Celtic Civilization
Introductory Lecture 
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concouse) 
2pm-3pm  Digital Confidence and Skills – Meet the NUI Galway Digital Champions : Learning how to improve the skills, confidence and knowledge of people in using digital technologies’  Room GO65 Psychology Building 
2pm-3pm  Using the University Library to Increase your Academic Knowledge and Skill - Followed by a Tour of the Library.  Room GO36 Psychology Building 
2pm-3pm  An Ghaeilge san Ollscoil 
Irish Language Activities at NUI Galway
An Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín 
An Téatar, Áras na Gaeilge 
3pm-4pm Students Services: How to start well and stay well at NUI Galway  D'Arcy Thompson Theatre
3pm-5pm Treasure Hunt with the Students Union Foyer, Arás na Mac Leinn
9.30am-1pm  Collection of Student Identity and Registration Cards
(GY101 Students A-L)

1st Floor Áras Uí Chathail 
1:30pm-5pm  Collection of Student Identity and Registration Cards
(GY101 Students M-Z)
1st Floor Áras Uí Chathail 
9:30-2pm  CASSCS Information Stand Arts Millennium Building Foyer
10:00-4pm  Library Tours
10.00am - 4pm
(Every 60 Minutes on the Hour) 
Library 
10:00-4pm  Drop in centre for students to activate their online accounts (including Blackboard) 10am -4pm  AM102, Foyer, Arts Millenium Building

NUI GALWAY College of Arts Orientation Week Schedule

Friday 6th September

Time  Theme Venue 
10.00am-11.00am  Information Technology
Introductory Lecture   
Thomas Dillon Theatre (Concourse) 
10.00am-11.00am  Mathematics
Introductory Lecture  
Larmor Theatre (Concourse)
11.00am-12.00pm  English
Introductory Lecture 
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concourse) 
11.00am-12.00pm  Philosophy
Introductory Lecture 
Thomas Dillon Theatre (Concourse) 
11.00am-12.00pm  Geography
Introductory Lecture  
Larmor Theatre (Concourse)
12.00pm-1.00pm  Sociological and Political Studies 
Introductory Lecture  
D'Arcy Thompson Theatre (Concourse) 
12.00pm-1.00pm  Law
Introductory Lecture 
Thomas Dillon Theatre (Concourse)
10am - 2pm  CASSCS COMPUTER TRAINING ROOM (AM102)
Drop in centre for students to activate their online accounts ( including Blackboard )

Foyer, Arts Millenium Building
9.30am-5pm  1st Floor Áras Uí Chathail
Collection of Student Identity and Registration Cards (All BA Programmes)

1st Floor Áras Uí Chathail 

NUI GALWAY Disability Support Service Induction 2019

Accessing Support for students with disability, long term health conditions or specific learning difficulties. 

Sunday 1st September

Time Presentation/Activity Venue
11am-1pm (Session 1)
  • Introduction/Welcome
  • Parents talk
  • Campus Tour
  • Commence Needs Assessment with Disability Advisor
James Hardiman Library Rooms G010 and G011 (located at main entrance to Library)
2pm-4pm (Session 2)
  • Introduction/Welcome
  • Parents talk
  • Campus Tour
  • Commence Needs Assessment with Disability Advisor
James Hardiman Library Rooms G010 and G011 (located at main entrance to Library)

Tuesday 3rd September

Time Presentation/Activity Venue
10am-12pm
  • Introduction/Welcome
  • Parents talk
  • Campus Tour
  • Commence Needs Assessment with Disability Advisor
James Hardiman Library Rooms G010 and G011 (located at main entrance to Library)

Wednesday 4th September

Time Presentation/Activity Venue
10am-12pm
  • Introduction/Welcome
  • Parents talk
  • Campus Tour
  • Commence Needs Assessment with Disability Advisor
the Cube – Arás na Mac Leinn (Bailey Allen)

For further information please contact disabilityservice@nuigalway.ie

Wednesday 5th September

Time Presentation/Activity Venue
10am-1pm Meet the Disability Support Service team and get your supports in place! Library Rooms G010 and G011
For further information, or to notify us of accessibility requirements to enable attendance at a session, please contact the Disability Support Service team:
E: disabilityservice@nuigalway.ie | T: 091 492813 | W: nuigalway.ie/disability/

NUI GALWAY HEAR Orientation Schedule 

Sunday 1st September - Session 1

Time Presentation/Activity Venue
10.30 am HEAR registration  On the Concourse beside O’Flaherty Theatre
11.00 am Dr Mary Surlis – HEAR Manager: welcome and introduction O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
11.15 am General Orientation in NUI Galway –John Hannon O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
11.30 am Transition Support – Gráinne Morahan O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
11.35 am Financial Support – Dave Barry O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
11.40 am Academic Support – Jane Ennis O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
11.45 am

Counselling Support – James Mc Cormack

O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
11.50 am

Student Voices: Students from five colleges introduce NUI Galway

O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
12.20 pm

Tour of campus

O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
1.00 pm Lunch  An Bhialann

Sunday 1st September - Session 2

Time Presentation/Activity Venue
2.00 pm HEAR registration  On the Concourse beside O’Flaherty Theatre
2.30 pm Dr Mary Surlis – HEAR Manager: welcome and introduction O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
2.45 pm General Orientation in NUI Galway –John Hannon O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
2.50 pm Transition Support – Gráinne Morahan O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
2.55 pm Financial Support – Dave Barry O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
3.00 pm Academic Support – Jane Ennis O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
3.15 pm

Counselling Support – James Mc Cormack

O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
3.20 pm

Student Voices: Students from five colleges introduce NUI Galway

O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
4.00 pm

Tour of campus

O’ Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
4.40 pm Tea An Bhialann

NUI GALWAY Fáilte Fest Monday 2nd - Friday 6th September 2019

Monday September 2nd

Time Presentation/Activity  Venue 
5pm - 7pm

Dj Michael Burnell 

SULT 
7pm 

Chaplains BBQ 

Join us for a great evening of free food, fun and friendship

An Gairdín Sos, Chapel of Columbanus 
8pm - 11pm

Post Electric Picnic Party

With Dj Paul Belton 

SULT
8pm - 10pm 

Sing-along-Musical

Join the Musical Society (GUMS)
Vote for your favourite Musical here 

 

Venue: O’Flaherty Lecture Theatre, Arts Science Concourse.

Tuesday 3rd September

Time Presentation/Activity Venue
5pm-7pm

Karls Spain's just for laughs Table Quiz

 SULT
6pm - 8pm 

Societies Veggie Pot Luck

Try some delicious vegetarian food in great company.

The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn
8-11pm  Bingo Loco

'Bingo Loco has taken the world by storm, flipped Bingo on its head with rave rounds & great prizes. 

SULT
18s ID Required 
7pm - 9pm 

Variety Show

Join Dramsoc & Musical Society (GUMS), Check out the talent & maybe win a prize for your performance, Free Pizza!

The Cube, Áras na Mac Léinn.
8pm-10pm 

Societies Blockbuster Movie Night

HBB G019 Large Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 4th September

Time  Presentation/Activity  Venue 
1pm - 7pm  Freshers Fun Fair
The big fun day with entertainment, free food, prizes, games, music, stalls, inflatables, Students Union picnic, meet the Societies & much more. Get to know us & each other.

Áras na Mac Léinn
2pm - 4.30pm Glow in the Dark Dodgeball Sports Centre Main Hall
5pm -7pm

Meet your SU officers

SULT
4pm - 7pm Graham Doherty
There will be FREE pizza and finger food with electric wristband giveaway. 
SULT 
7pm - 9pm 

Big Fat Failte Quiz
Join the Societies for table quiz, test your smarts, come with a friend or make new ones with prizes & free food. 

 
An Bialann
8pm - 11pm  Societies Drop-in Games Rooms

Meet the gaming societies, play video & board games, free food!


 

The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn

9pm - 11pm

Coafalla and Engel

Ivano plays an eclectic mix of house alongside Chris on the Sax. 
SULT   

Thursday 5th September

Time  Presentation/Activity   Venue 
1pm - 3pm Global Fun Fest
Fun with the societies, games, stalls, free food, music and lots of prizes! Celebrating our diversity and feeling the welcome 
Áras na Mac Léinn
2pm - 4.30pm Glow in the Dark Dodgeball Sports Centre, Main Hall
3pm - 5pm

Treasure Hunt
with Students‘ Union Officers 

Depart from Áras na Mac Léinn
5pm - 7pm 

Speed Friending with Steve Bennett - an easy way to get to know new people 

with host Johnny Graham

SULT 
6pm - 10:30pm  Movie Screenings
Featuring the best of Irish cinema screenings starts at 6pm and the next 8pm 
HBB G019 Large Lecture Theatre
7pm - 9pm

Dramsoc Summer Play

'Witness for the Prosecution' by Agatha Christie

Bank of Ireland Theatre (Beside Áras na Mac Léinn)
8pm - 11pm

OLDSKOOL

Oldskool are an energetic live group that celebrates the greatest hits of the world's best-selling hip-hop/r&b artists

SULT
18s ID Required   

Friday 6th September

9pm Postgradoke
Sing some of your favourite songs and get to know some new people 
SULT
18s ID Required    

ALL WEEK

9am - 6pm  Orientation Information Desk - Black Desk in Áras na Mac Léinn.  Áras na Mac Léinn 
1pm - 5pm SocsBox - Call in for a chat about Societies.  Áras na Mac Léinn  
10am - 5pm Students’ Union Office - Your SU Card, Student Leap Card, book a locker and have a chat!  Upstairs Áras na Mac Léinn  
7am - 10pm  Sports Hall Kingfisher - Call in for a tour of our great facilities anytime, exclusive rates for NUI Galway students and a free welcome pack for the first 50 fresher’s who join!  Sports Hall Kingfisher 
1pm - 5pm ALIVE - Visit us for a chat on all things volunteering with treats and refreshments and make your own Badge! Áras na Mac Léinn 
12pm - 3pm  Flirt FM- Call to your campus radio station for volunteer sign-ups, competition entry and recording a shout out to be in with a chance to win a multimedia goodie bag. Áras na Mac Léinn  
1pm - 5pm  The WELL Crew - Visit your student common room in the HUB, check out the kitchen, massage chair, make a cup of tea & play a board game. Áras na Mac Léinn
9pm - 5pm Career Development Centre –  Drop in at any time during orientation with any career queries and pick up a treat. Open 9-5 Monday to Thursday and 11 am – 5 on Fridays. Career Development Centre – Arts Science Building
 

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