NUI GALWAY College of Engineering: 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

 Time Theme Group  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 Engineering & Informatics Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Monday 2nd September

 Time Theme Group Venue
9am-10am Any Questions on GY350? - Drop by for a chat with your Discipline Administrator  GY350 Foyer
10am-11am Computer Science & IT (CSIT): what is it all about? - GY350 only   GY350 ENG-G047 
10am-11am Any Questions? - Drop by for a chat with your Discipline Administrator GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414 only GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414 Foyer
11am-12pm Engineering: what is it all about? Followed by Peer-to-Peer Academic Support (CEIM) briefing - GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414 only  GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414  ENG-G018 
1.00pm-2.45pm  CÉIM workshop – Meet class mates, campus tour and engineering resources - GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414 only  GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414 ENG-G018
3pm-3.15pm Greeting from the President of NUI Galway  All Students Bailey Allen Hall 
3.15pm-3.30pm Introduction to StudentSupports All Students Bailey Allen Hall 
3.30pm-3.45pm  Students Union  All Students Bailey Allen Hall 
5.30pm  First year group Photo Shoot  All Students College Park 
10am-4pm  Drop in Centre to activate online accounts (email, blackboard, free wifi)  All Students AM201, PC Suite, 1st Floor, Arts Millennium Building 
2pm - 3.30pm  Library Tours (every half  hour) - also available Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm (on the hour). All Students Meet in the Foyer of the James Hardiman Library

NUI GALWAY College of Engineering & Informatics Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Tuesday 3rd September

 Time Theme Group  Venue 
9.30am-10am  Learning Teaching and Assessment at 3rd Level  - GY401, 406, 414 and GY350 only    GY401, 406, 414,GY350   ENG-G018 
9.30am - 3pm  Student ID Card Collection 

GY530 1BCT1 GY401 1EG1 GY402 1BE1 GY405 1BM1 GY406 1BP1 GY408 1BG1 GY410 1BCM1 GY413 1BSE1 GY414 1BLE1

 All Áras Uí Chathail
10.15am-11noon  GY406 Electronic & Computer Engineering and GY414 Electrical & Electronic Engineering Induction, followed by tour of the Engineering Building    GY406, GY414 ENG-2001 
10.15am-11am  GY401 Undenominated Engineering Induction, followed by tour of the Engineering Building    GY401 ENG-G018 
10.30am-11.15am  Learning Teaching and Assessment at 3rd Level - GY402, 405, 408, 410, 413   GY402, 405, 408, 410, 413 ENG-G047 
11.15am-1pm  GY350 Computer Science & Information Technology Induction, followed by "Research Skills for IT Projects" and a tour of the IT Building   GY350 IT125G, Ground Floor, IT Building 
11.30am-12.30pm  GY402 Civil Engineering and GY410 Project & Construction Management Induction, followed by tour of the Engineering Building    GY402 ENG-2002 
11.30am-12.30pm  GY408 Biomedical Engineering Induction, followed by tour of the Engineering Building    GY408 ENG-2001 
11.30am-12.30pm GY413 Energy Systems Engineering Induction, followed by tour of the Engineering Building    GY413 ENG-2003 
11.30am-12.30pm  GY405 Mechanical Engineering Induction, followed by tour of the Engineering Building    GY405 ENG-3035 
12.30pm-1pm Research Skills for Engineering Projects - GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414 only  GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414  ENG-G018
1pm-3pm  Robotics with Lego Mindstorms   All ENG-3001/3002 
3pm-4pm  Why don’t buildings collapse? How to design something that won’t fall down   All ENG-G046 
2pm-4pm Computer Science Lab for GY350 students GY350 IT106, IT Building
10am-4pm  Drop in Centre to activate online accounts (email, blackboard, free wifi)    AM201, Arts Millennium Building
10am-4pm   Library Tours (Every hour on the hour)   Foyer in Hardiman Research Building (entrance to library) 

NUI GALWAY College of Engineering & Informatics Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Wednesday 4th September

Time Theme  Group Venue
10am-11am  Student Services: How to start well and stay well in NUI Galway
GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414 
 GY401, 402, 405, 406, 408, 410, 413, 414  Áras Moyola MY243
10.30am-12.30pm Energy Experience   ENG-G018 
11am-12.30pm Autonomous Cars   all ENG-G018 
11am-12pm Sustainable Living - Your Campus, Your Call    all ENG-G047
11.15am-12.15pm  "Access your Accounts" Workshop including Wifi, Blackboard and Student Email accounts - GY350 only    IT106, IT Building 
12.30pm-1pm Career Development Centre - Placement and Employability    ENG-G017
10am-4pm  Drop in Centre to activate online accounts (email, blackboard, free wifi)     AM201, Arts Millennium Building 
10am-4pm  Library Tours (Every hour on the hour)   Foyer in Hardiman Research Building (entrance to library) 

NUI GALWAY College of Engineering & Informatics Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Thursday 5th September

Time Theme   Venue
10am-10.30am Greeting from the Dean    ENG-G018
11am-1pm  Design Your Own Racing Drone    ENG-2001 
1pm-2pm GEEC (Galway Energy Efficient Car) Demo & Talk    ENG-G018 and Foyer 
1pm-3pm  Biomed Experience    ENG-2005 
1pm-3pm  Measuring your Muscle Strength with Electronics    ENG-3001 
3pm-5pm Treasure hunt with Students‘ Union Officers   Aras na Mac Leinn, Foyer
10am-4pm  Drop in Centre to activate online accounts (email, blackboard, free wifi)     AM201, Arts Millenium Building 
10am-4pm Library Tours   Foyer in Hardiman Research Building (entrance to library) 

NUI GALWAY College of Engineering & Informatics Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Friday 6th September

Time Theme   Venue
10am-11am  Review of the Week - GY350 Computer Science & IT     IT125
11am-12pm Any Questions on GY350? - Drop by for a chat with your Discipline Administrator     IT444 

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

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
7 pm

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 5th 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 6th 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 7th 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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