NUI GALWAY College of Science: 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 Science: Orientation Week Schedule 2019

Monday 2nd September

Time Presentation/Activity Venue
9.30am -10.30am Welcome and Introduction to 1st Year (Surnames A - K) O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
9.30am -10.30am Introduction to Academic Supports (Surnames L - Z) Kirwan Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
10.30am-11.30am Introduction to Academic Supports (Surnames A - K) O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
10.30am-11.30am Welcome and Introduction to 1st Year (Surnames L - Z) Kirwan Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
11.30am-12.00pm Introduction to 1st Year Mathematics (MA180)/Mathematical Studies (MA161): Which module should I choose? (Surnames A- K) O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
11.30am-12.00pm Introduction to 1st Year Mathematics (MA180)/Mathematical Studies (MA161): Which module should I choose? (Surnames L- Z) Kirwan Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
12.00pm - 12.30pm Library Services (Surnames A - K)  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
12.00pm - 12.30pm Library Services (Surnames L - Z) Kirwan Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
12.30pm-2.00pm Meet Your Mentor and go on a campus tour. An Bialann
3pm-3.45pm College of Science & Engineering Session - All Students  Bailey Allen Hall
3.00pm-3-15pm Greeting from the President of NUI Galway Bailey Allen Hall
3.15pm-3.30pm Introduction to StudentSupports Bailey Allen Hall
3.30pm-3.45pm Students Union Bailey Allen Hall
10am -4pm  PC Drop In Centre - Access your Email Account, Blackboard & Free WiFi AM201, PC Suite, 1st Floor, Arts Millennium Building
2pm to 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
5:30pm First Year Class Photo 2019 College Park, NUI Galway

NUI GALWAY College of Science: Orientation Week Schedule

Tuesday 3rd September

Time Presentation/Activity Venue
9.30 - 11.00 am Drop In Advisory Session (Surnames A-K) Foyer, Ground Floor, Orbsen Building
9.30 - 10.00 am GY303: Biomedical Science.  Meeting with Prog. Director  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
9.30 - 10.00 am  Your Degree in Zoology  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
9.30 - 10.00 am  Your Degree in Physiology  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
10.00 - 10.30 am GY310: Marine Science Meeting with Prog. Director  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
10.00 - 10.30 am Your Degree in Physics and Applied Physics  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
10.30 - 11.00 am GY320: Physics (Applied, Astrophysics, Biomedical, Theoretical)  Meeting with Prog. Dir.  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
10.00 - 11.00 am Introduction to 1st Year Chemistry (CH101 / CH120 / CH130 / CP102)  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
11.00 - 11.30 am GY304: Biotechnology - Meeting with Prog. Director  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
11.00 am - 12.00 pm Introduction to 1st Year Applied Mathematics (MP180)  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
11.30 am - 12.00 pm GY308: Environmental Science - Meeting with Prog. Dir.  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
11.30 am - 1.00 pm Drop In Advisory Session (Surnames L-Z)  Foyer, Ground Floor, Orbsen Building 
12.00 - 1.00 pm Introduction to 1st Year Biology (BO101)  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
12.00 - 12.30 pm GY314: Earth and Ocean Sciences - Meeting with Prog. Dir.  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
12.30 - 1.00 pm GY319: Mathematical Science - Meeting with Prog. Dir.  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
2.00pm-3.00pm
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 Bailey Allen Hall
1.00 - 1.30 pm GY313: Environmental Health and Safety - Meeting with Prog. Dir.  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
1.00 - 1.30 pm Your Degree in Plant and AgriBiosciences  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
1.30 - 2.00 pm GY309: Financial Mathematics and Economics  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
1.30 - 2.00 pm Your Degree in Mathematics Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
2.00 - 2.30 pm GY318: Biopharmaceutical Chemistry - Meeting with Prog. Dir.  Seminar Room 214, 1st Floor, Orbsen Building 
2.00 - 2.30 pm Your Degree in Earth and Ocean Sciences  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
2.00 - 3.00 pm Introduction to 1st Year Physics (PH101/CP102)  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
2.30 - 3.00 pm Your Degree in Data Science  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
3.00 - 3.30 pm Your Degree in Computing  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
3.00 - 3.30 pm Your Degree in Microbiology  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
3.00 - 4.00pm
What can your College do for you?
Maximizing your college experience, get to know your class mates, and find your way to settle into campus life.
Bailey Allen Hall
10.00 - 4.00 pm PC Drop in Centre - Access your Email Account, Blackboard and Free WiFI  AM201, PC Suite, 1st Floor, Arts Millenium Building 
10.00 - 4.00 pm  Library Tours (Every 60 minutes on the hour)  James Hardiman Library (Meeting Point: Main Foyer of Hardiman Research Building) 

NUI GALWAY College of Science: Orientation Week Schedule

Wednesday 4th September

 Time  Presentation/Activity  Venue
9.30 - 1.00 pm Collection of ID Cards  Registration Office 1st Floor, Áras Uí Chathail 
9.30 - 10.00 am Your Degree in Microbiology  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
9.30 - 10.00 am  Your Degree in Medicinal Chemistry  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
10.00 - 11.00 am Introduction to 1st Year Chemistry (CH101 / CH120 / CH130 / CP102)  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
10.00 - 10.30 am Your Degree in Botany and Plant Science  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
10.30 - 11.00 am Your Degree in Applied Mathematics  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
11.00 - 11.30 am Your Degree in Zoology O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
11.00 - 11.30 am Career Development Centre: Services and Supports Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
11.30 - 12.00 pm Your Degree in Chemistry O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
12.00 - 1.00 pm Introduction to 1st Year Computer Science (CS102 / CS103)  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
12.00 - 12.30 pm Your Degree in Biochemistry  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
12.30 - 1.00 pm Your Degree in Anatomy  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
10.00 - 4.00 pm PC Drop in Centre - Access your Email Account, Blackboard and Free WiFI  AM201, PC Suite, 1st Floor, Arts Millennium Building 
10.00 - 4.00 pm Library Tours (Every 60 minutes on the hour)  James Hardiman Library (Meeting Point: Main Foyer of Hardiman Research Building) 

NUI GALWAY College of Science: Orientation Week Schedule

Thursday 5th September

Time  Presentation/Activity Venue
9.30 - 10.00 am Your Degree in Anatomy  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
9.30 - 10.00 am  Your Degree in Computing  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
10.00 - 11.00 am  Introduction to 1st Year Applied Mathematics (MP180)  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
10.00 - 10.30 am Your Degree in Chemistry  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
10.30 - 11.00 am Your Degree in Data Science  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
11.00 - 11.30 am Meeting with the Dean (Surnames A - K) O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
11.30 - 12.00 pm Meeting with the Dean (Surnames L - Z) O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
12.00 - 1.00 pm Introduction to 1st Year Physics (PH101 / CP102)  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
12.00 - 12.30 pm Your Degree in Botany and Plant Sciences  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
12.30 - 1.00 pm Your Degree in Pharmacology  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
1.00 - 2.00 pm Introduction to 1st Year Computer Science (CS102 / CS103)  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
1.00 - 1.30 pm Your Degree in Physiology  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
1.30 - 2.00 pm Your Degree in Physics and Applied Physics O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
2.00 - 3.00 pm Introduction to 1st Year Biology (BO101)  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
2.00 - 2.30 pm Your Degree in Plant and AgriBiosciences  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
2.30 - 3.00 pm Your Degree in Mathematics  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
3.00 - 3.45pm Student Services - How to Start Well and Stay Well in NUI Galway Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse
3.00 - 5.00 pm Treasure hunt with Students‘ Union Officers  Aras na Mac Leinn, Foyer
10.00 - 4.00 pm PC Drop in Centre - Access your Email Account, Blackboard and Free WiFI  AM201, PC Suite, 1st Floor, Arts Millennium Building 
10.00 - 4.00 pm Library Tours (every 60 minutes on the hour)  James Hardiman Library (Meeting Point: Main Foyer of Hardiman Research Building) 

NUI GALWAY College of Science: Orientation Week Schedule

Friday 6th September

 Time Presentation/Activity  Venue
10.00 - 10.30 am Your Degree in Biochemistry  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts / Science Concourse 
10.30 - 11.00 am Your Degree in Earth and Ocean Sciences  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts / Science Concourse 
10.30 - 11.00am       Your Degree in Pharmacology  Anderson Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse 
11.00 - 11.30 am Your Degree in Medicinal Chemistry  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts / Science Concourse 
11.30 - 12.00 pm Your Degree in Applied Mathematics  O'Flaherty Theatre, Arts / Science Concourse 

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 2019

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 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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