NUI Galway is hosting a number of virtual events in 2020, for students, staff and the public.  Please see below for a list of upcoming events (click on relevant links for further information). More online events will be added to this calendar, please check back regularly:

September 2020 - Online Events

Dates & Times:  Tuesday, September 22 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm 

Event: Celebrates National Volunteering Week

ALIVE at NUI Galway is celebrating National Volunteering Week at with an online seminar. Come along!

GET READY FOR A LIFETIME OF VOLUNTEERING - We have all heard the saying that ‘once a volunteer - always a volunteer', but how do we really nurture and sow seeds for the next generation of volunteers? Throughout the lifecycle individuals dip in and out of volunteering at various stages of life. Now more than ever solidarity and community efforts have been shown as key for us all to thrive. Yet learning to be a volunteer takes significant investment - is this the role of the non-profit sector and education to ensure volunteering remains a key part of the lives of all in a democracy? Come along for a half an hour lunch break with us on this fascinating topic! 


Date & Time:  Friday, September 25 - 11:00am to 12:00pm 

Event: Open Scholarship Café...Creating Value with Open Source Blockchain Business Models

The Open Scholarship Community Galway (OSCG) is happy to present a talk that focuses on one of the crucial new technologies: Blockchain.

As an introduction to open source and business models in the context of blockchain technologies, this talk is designed to discuss the factors that have made open source and business models essential and important in today’s interconnected digital world. This talk will highlight how business value can be derived from open source blockchain technologies.

While open source software has become the de-facto business model for technology, there is a scarcity of empirical evidence, apart from Bitcoin and Ethereum, to suggest how open source can be used by organisations to leverage business model value from blockchain.

The talk will present an overview of a bespoke blockchain business model strategyzer grid that can be used to create robust open source blockchain business models.


Our speaker is Dr Trevor Clohessy. Trevor is a information technology workshop facilitator, guest speaker and an information technology / systems lecturer and researcher at GMIT. Trevor will be introduced by Dr. Eoin Cullina of the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway.

Register here via Eventbrite.


Meet your class under a tree! The tremendous benefits of the outdoor classroom are shared through this webinar with scholarly leaders and community activists. Meeting in public and community spaces as well as the rich biodiversity of the NUI Galway campus provides a stimulating background for students and staff to engage. How can we achieve this and enrich our learning experiences?

Professor Pierre Walter is a member of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Pierre has published in the ‘International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education’, ‘Tourism Recreation Research’ and ‘Journal of Adult and Continuing Education’.  His research interests include Community-based Ecotourism; Environmental Education; Social Movement Learning; Transformative Learning; Decolonizing Living History Museums.

Dr Caitriona Carlin is a Postdoctoral Researcher based at the Applied Ecology Unit, Environmental Science at NUI Galway.She is interested in how and why people connect with nature and how this might motivate them to conserve nature. She is the Principal Investigator on a jointly funded EPA/HSE project to assess how Nature and Environment can Attain and Restore (NEAR) Health, with Dr Gesche Kindermann and Dr Easkey Britton. Her interest in this area began when she worked for the statutory nature conservation sector in England (Natural England). She has led workshops, walks and talks and helps organise the GoWild festival in Galway. She leads the Nature and Ecosystems work area in NUI Galway’s Community University Sustainability Partnership, which along with others, was responsible for developing NUI Galway’s Biodiversity trail. She co-directs the MSc Sustainable Resource.

Brendan Smith has been a community and environmental activist for over four decades, involved in initiatives to protect and enhance biodiversity in urban Galway. He initiated the campaign in 1995 that led to the opening of Terryland Forest Park in 2000, an area of over 120 acres comprising wood, wetlands, waterways and pasture. Brendan is a member of the EcoEd4All team, which includes renowned environmentalist Duncan Stewart, that has developed the first Sustainability educational modular programme for Transition Year students in Ireland. He is presently working on promoting Galway as Ireland’s first National Park City designation.

Organiser: Lorraine Tansey is the coordinator of NUI Galway’s community volunteering programme ALIVE. She teaches in the School of Sociology and Political Science a service learning final year optional seminar ‘Volunteering: Theory, Practice and Policy’ and enjoys meeting her class outdoors for critical conversations on volunteering, social justice, racism and civic engagement.


By viewing on our CKI YouTube channel or by joining this Zoom meeting link.

Topic: Love Outdoor Learning! Outdoor Education

Time: Sep 25, 2020 12:00 PM Dublin

Flirt FM 101.3 is Galway City's award winning Student, Community & Alternative Station, based in NUI Galway since September 1995 and is part of the 20+ member Community Radio Ireland network. With one full-time and two part-time paid staff looking after operations and compliance, the station is home to up to 120 volunteers and many more contributors annually.  Station Manager: Paula Healy.

Flirt FM would love to hear your voices! Email if you're interested or have any questions. 

Event: Clubs & Societies @ NUI Galway - What You Need to Know to Sign Up

Join us for a talk on all of the great clubs & societies on offer at NUI Galway, and get advice on how to sign up to them..... 

Speakers will join us from the Societies Office and Sports Unit at NUI Galway. Don't miss this great opportunity to have your questions answered by people in the know before Societies and Clubs Day.

What? Advice on all of the Clubs & Societies on offer at NUI Galway

When? Monday, 28th September @ 6pm

Where? Via this Zoom Link

Who? Guest speakers from the Sports Unit and Societies Office at NUI Galway


Staff SOS Daily Wellness Webinar Series - Human Resources, NUI Galway

The HR office is currently running a series of webinars to support the mental health and wellbeing of its staff. For full listings and to book your place, please vist SOS Daily Wellness Webinar Series - Human Resources, NUI Galway.


Dates & Times:  Tuesdays & Fridays ongoing - 8:15am to 8:45am 

Event: Online Mindfulness Shared Practice

These online shared practice of mindfulness sessions are open to staff, students and members of the public.  If you have any family members or friends who may be interested in joining this practice, please feel free to share this link with them. Dr Eva Flynn lectures in the Discipline of General Practice in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Life Sciences at NUI Galway. Her interests lie in student well-being and she has taken a lead in introducing Mindfulness in the School of Medicine. She also works as a general practitioner in Mainstreet Clinic, Loughrea, County Galway.

Register: To join this session online, please copy and paste the following link into the GOOGLE CHROME browser.   Please note INTERNET EXPLORER and FIREFOX will not open this link: