NUI GALWAY College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences 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
4.00pm, 5.30pm or 7.00pm The Emotional Journey of Students and Parents The Space, 1st Floor, Áras na Mac Léinn
4.00pm, 5.30pm or 7.00pm Money - What to expect and how to make it stretch The Cube, 1st Floor, Áras na Mac Léinn
4.00pm, 5.30pm or 7.00pm Learning, Wellbeing and University Supports The View, 1st Floor, Áras na Mac Léinn

NUI GALWAY College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Monday 2nd September

School of Health Sciences

Time Presentation / Activity Venue
10.00am - 11.30am

Introduction to Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Podiatric Medicine
Introduction from Prof. Caroline McIntosh, Head of School

Introduction from Prof. Agnes Shiel, Ms. Laura Loftus and Ms. Amanda Walsh

Ice breakers

School of Health Sciences Lecture Room 3, MY227, Áras Moyola

School of Nursing & Midwifery 

10.00am - 11.30am Introduction to Nursing & Midwifery by Dr. Fionnuala Jordan (Undergraduate Programme Coordinator)

Introduction from Dr. Georgina Gethin, Head of School
Icebreakers
School of Nursing Lecture Room 2, MY129, Áras Moyola 
 

For all students of College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 

 
12.00pm - 12.15pm Greeting from President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán hÓgartaigh  Bailey Allen Hall 
12.15pm - 12.30pm Deans Welcome to the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences from Professor Tim O'Brien Bailey Allen Hall  
12.30pm - 12.45pm Introduction to Student Support Bailey Allen Hall  
12.45pm - 1.00pm The Student Union - Welcome to NUI Galway  Bailey Allen Hall  
2.00pm - 4.00pm Meet the Mentors and University Tour  An Bialann - Úr & Inc Restaurants 
4.00pm - 5.00pm What can your College do for you? Maximizing your college experience. Venue HBB Lecture Hall
5.30pm First Year Class Photo 2019  College Park, NUI Galway 
10.00am - 4.00pm PC Drop in Centre - Access your email account, blackboard and free Wi-Fi (all students)  AM201, PC Suite, 1st Floor, Arts Millennium Building 
2.00pm - 3.30pm Library Tours (every half  hour) - also available Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm (on the hour). Meet in the Foyer of the James Hardiman Library

NUI GALWAY College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Tuesday 3rd September

ALL STUDENTS EXCEPT 0MB

Time Presentation / Activity Venue
9.30am - 10.30am Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Kirwan Lecture Theatre
10.30am - 11.30pm Your Health & Wellbeing Kirwan Lecture Theatre
11.30am - 12.30pm
Student Services - How to Start Well & Stay Well in NUI Galway - (OMB students move to O'Flaherty Lecture Theatre for 12pm) Kirwan Lecture Theatre
3.30pm - 4.00pm

Career Services - Carol Keenan

Kirwan Lecture Theatre 
4.00pm - 4.30pm Library Services - Evelyn Bohan Kirwan Lecture Theatre 

0MB Medical Students

9.30am-10.30am Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Kirwan Lecture Theatre
10.30am - 11.30pm Your Health & Wellbeing Kirwan Lecture Theatre
12.00pm - 1.00pm Introduction to First Year Biology (BO101) O' Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
2.00pm - 3.00pm Introduction to First Year Physics (PH101/CP102) O' Flaherty Theatre, Concourse
3.30pm - 4.00pm Career Services
Carol Keenan 
Kirwan Lecture Theatre
4.00pm - 4.30pm Library Services
Evelyn Bohan
Kirwan Lecture Theatre
  All Students  
10.00am - 16.00pm PC Drop in Centre - Access your email account, blackboard and free Wi-Fi (all students) AM201, PC Suite, 1st Floor, Arts Millennium Building
10.00am - 16.00pm Library Tours (every 60 minutes on the hour) Foyer of Hardiman Library
9.30am - 5.00pm ID Card Collection (College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences) 1st Floor Foyer, Aras Uí Chathail

NUI GALWAY College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Wednesday 4th September

School of Health Sciences

Time Presentation / Activity
Venue
10.00am - 11.00am Introduction to the Programme  School of Health Sciences Lecture Room 3, MY227, Áras Moyola 
11.00am - 11.30am Meet with Staff  School of Health Sciences Lecture Room 3, MY227, Áras Moyola 
11.30am - 12.00pm Tour of Áras Moyola  School of Health Sciences Lecture Room 3, MY227, Áras Moyola 

School of Nursing and Midwifery

10.00am - 11.00am Introduction to individual Programme Directors and teams Lecture Room 2, MY129, Áras Moyola
11.00am - 11.30am Tea/Coffee Lecture Room 2, MY129, Áras Moyola
11.30am - 12.00pm Tour of Áras Moyola Lecture Room 2, MY129, Áras Moyola
1.00pm - 7.00pm Social activity sessions (Bailey Allen Hall) Lecture Room 2, MY129, Áras Moyola

School of Medicine - 0MB

9.30am - 10.00am Welcome and what's happening today  Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building 
10.00am - 11.00pm Introduction to 1st Year Chemistry (CH101 /CH120/ CH130/ CP102)  O' Flaherty Lecture Theatre 
12.00pm - 1.00pm Introduction to Medicine (MD103)  Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  

School of Medicine 1MB

9.30am - 10.00am Welcome and what's happening today  Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
10.00am - 10.30am Introduction to Anatomy  Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
10.30am - 11.00am Introduction to Physiology  Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
11.30am - 12.00pm Introduction to Biochemistry  Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
12.00pm - 12.30pm Introduction to Professionalism in Year 1  Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
  All Students  
10.00am - 4.00pm PC Drop in Centre - Access your email account, blackboard and free Wi-Fi (all students) AM201, PC Suite, 1st Floor, Arts Millennium Building
10.00am - 4.00pm Library Tours (every 60 minutes on the hour) Foyer of Hardiman Library
1.00pm - 7.00pm  Fáilte Fun Fest Áras na Mac Léinn & Sports Centre

NUI GALWAY College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Thursday 5th September

 School of Health Sciences

Time Presentation / Activity Venue
10.00am-1.00pm Individual meetings with Prof. Agnes Shiel (Occupational Therapy Students only) Room 103, Ground Floor, Áras Moyola

 School of Medicine - 0MB

Time Presentation / Activity Venue
10.30am-10.40am Welcome and Whats happening for the day  Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
10.40am - 11.10am Welcome address from the Head of School - Ms. Carmel Malone  Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building   
11.10am -11.40am Address from Programme Director  - Prof. Gerard Flaherty Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
11.40am - 12.10pm Tea and Coffee - Group Photo Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
12.10pm - 12.40pm Address from Chair of Student Affairs Committee, SoM Dr. Edina Moylett Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
12.40pm - 2.40pm Lunch  
2.40pm - 3.10pm Introduction to year one Blackboard, Lectures, Timetables etc Dr. Ailish Hynes Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building   
3.10pm - 3.40pm Medsoc Representatives Small Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building   

School of Medicine - 1MB

Time Presentation / Activity Venue
10.00am - 10.10am Welcome and whats happening for the Day Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
10.10am -10.40am Welcome address from the Head of School - Ms. Carmel Malone Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
10.40am - 11.10am Address from Programme Director  - Prof. Gerard Flaherty Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
11.10pm - 11.40am Tea and coffee - Group Photo Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
11.40am - 12.10pm Address from Chair of Student Affairs Committee, SoM Dr. Edina Moylett Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building  
12.40pm - 1.40pm Lunch  
1.40pm - 2.40pm Introduction to year one Blackboard, Lectures, Timetables etc Dr. Ailish Hynes  Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building   
2.40pm - 3.10pm Medsoc Representatives  Large Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building   
  All Students  
10.00am - 4.00pm PC Drop in Centre - Access your email account, blackboard and free Wi-Fi (all students) AM201, PC Suite, 1st Floor, Arts Millennium Building
10.00am - 4.00pm Library Tours (every 60 minutes on the hour) Foyer of Hardiman Library
3.00pm - 17.00pm Treasure hunt with Students‘ Union Officers Foyer of Áras na Mac Léinn

NUI GALWAY College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Friday 6th September - Registration for School of Medicine Only

9.00am - 10.00am   Registration for First Year Anatomy & Physiology Labs - Surnames A - G 
1MB ONLY
Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building 
10.00am - 11.00am  Registration for First Year Anatomy & Physiology Labs - Surnames H - N
1MB ONLY
Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building 
11.00am - 12.00pm  Registration for First Year Anatomy & Physiology Labs - Surnames O - Z 
1MB ONLY
Lecture Theatre, Human Biology Building 

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
11.00am - 1.00pm (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)
2.00pm - 4.00pm (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
10.00am - 12.00pm
  • 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
10.00am - 12.00pm
  • 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 
5.00pm - 7.00pm

Dj Michael Burnell 

SULT 
7.00pm 

Chaplains BBQ 

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

An Gairdín Sos, Chapel of Columbanus 
8.00pm - 11.00pm

Post Electric Picnic Party

With Dj Paul Belton 

SULT
8.00pm - 10.00pm 

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
5.00pm-7.00pm

Karls Spain's just for laughs Table Quiz

 SULT
6.00pm - 8.00pm 

Societies Veggie Pot Luck

Try some delicious vegetarian food in great company.

The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn
8.00pm - 11.00pm  Bingo Loco

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

SULT
18s ID Required 
7.00pm - 9.00pm 

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.
8.00pm - 10.00pm 

Societies Blockbuster Movie Night

HBB G019 Large Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 5th September

Time  Presentation/Activity  Venue 
1.00pm - 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
2.00pm - 4.30pm Glow in the Dark Dodgeball Sports Centre Main Hall
5.00pm -7.00pm

Meet your SU officers

SULT
4.00pm - 7.00pm Graham Doherty
There will be FREE pizza and finger food with electric wristband giveaway. 
SULT 
7.00pm - 9.00pm 

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
8.00pm - 11.00pm  Societies Drop-in Games Rooms

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


 

The Hub, Áras na Mac Léinn

9.00pm - 11.00pm

Coafalla and Engel

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

Thursday 6th September

Time  Presentation/Activity   Venue 
1.00pm - 3.00pm 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
2.00pm - 4.30pm Glow in the Dark Dodgeball Sports Centre, Main Hall
3.00pm - 5.00pm

Treasure Hunt
with Students‘ Union Officers 

Depart from Áras na Mac Léinn
5.00pm - 7.00pm 

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

with host Johnny Graham

SULT 
6.00pm - 10:30pm  Movie Screenings
Featuring the best of Irish cinema screenings starts at 6pm and the next 8pm 
HBB G019 Large Lecture Theatre
7.00pm - 9.00pm

Dramsoc Summer Play

'Witness for the Prosecution' by Agatha Christie

Bank of Ireland Theatre (Beside Áras na Mac Léinn)
8.00pm - 11.00pm

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

9.00pm Postgradoke
Sing some of your favourite songs and get to know some new people 
SULT
18s ID Required    

ALL WEEK

9.00am - 6.00pm  Orientation Information Desk - Black Desk in Áras na Mac Léinn.  Áras na Mac Léinn 
1.00pm - 5.00pm SocsBox - Call in for a chat about Societies.  Áras na Mac Léinn  
10.00am - 5.00pm Students’ Union Office - Your SU Card, Student Leap Card, book a locker and have a chat!  Upstairs Áras na Mac Léinn  
7.00am - 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 
1.00pm - 5.00pm ALIVE - Visit us for a chat on all things volunteering with treats and refreshments and make your own Badge! Áras na Mac Léinn 
12.00pm - 3.00pm  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  
1.00pm - 5.00pm  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
9.00am - 5.00pm 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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