Alumni Links March 2021

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Friday, 12 March 2021

We are delighted to share with you our podcast with Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organisation and NUI Galway graduate in Medicine. Here Mike speaks to Tom Felle, Head of Journalism and Communication at NUI Galway, about the COVID-19 pandemic and the world's response. He also discusses disinformation and the future of medical education. Listen Here

Monday, 15 March 2021

Star of "Derry Girls", "Bridgerton" and much loved Galway girl, Nicola Coughlan, BA 2008, pays homage to her native Galway as part of a new Netflix series. A member of the Drama society and the Musical Society in NUI Galway, Nicola said that winning an ISDA acting award while still at college was the boost she needed in acting. ‘I don’t think I would have gotten into Drama school if I hadn’t had the preparation time at NUI Galway’.Watch Nicola as she takes us on a tour of her alma mater and her hometown Galway. 

Monday, 15 March 2021

The NUI Galway Alumni Awards celebrate the individual excellence and achievements among our graduates worldwide. The Awards programme boasts an impressive roll call of more than 100 outstanding alumni including Michael D. Higgins, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Sean O’Rourke, Aedhmar Hynes, Pat Rabbitte, Adrian Jones (Goldman Sachs), Olive Loughnane (Olympian) and Marie Mullen (Tony award winner) who have gone on to make a huge impact in their field and in so doing honouring their alma mater. Let us know who has inspired you ... Click here to Nominate. 

Monday, 15 March 2021

When NUI Galway graduate, Leo Moran and Davy Carton of the Saw Doctors wrote ’N17' in the late 1980s, they could hardly have imagined that it would be as successful at the time, let alone 30 years later. The exquisite version accompanied by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra was performed by NUI Galway graduate, Tolü Makay, who was born in Nigeria and raised in Tullamore. The Saw Doctors 'N17' was an emigration anthem but for Tolü Makay the lyrics had a powerful contemporary edge. "I was overcome with emotion singing ‘N17’. I really miss home and the people that make me feel at home and I miss not being able to see my family during the current pandemic. That was the feeling I put into singing N17". Listen

Monday, 15 March 2021

Congratulations to Professor Máire Connolly, MB,BCh,BAO 1989 and Coordinator of the PANDEM-2 Project and Jim Duggan, BE 1985 on PANDEM-2, which aims to create a more consistent and futureproof approach to pandemic management.... moreBest wishes to NUI Galway alumni Barbara Oliveira & Aaron Hannon, co-founders of Luminate Medical, which has developed a medical device designed to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy.. moreAdmiral Mark Mellett, Irish Defence Forces, has been appointed as the Chairperson and Head of the advisory council at the Azure Forum... moreSuzanne Moloney, Founder & CEO of Hidramed Solutions: Two years ago I was a baker, now I’m a MedTech founder ... moreCommandant Sharon McManus, 25 years in the Defence Forces and the first female cadet to study engineering at NUI Galway has gone on to use her engineering degree to become an energy expert in the Defence Forces ... more

Monday, 15 March 2021

Congratulations to 'As You Were' author Elaine Feeney, BA 1999, who has been announced as the winner of the 7th annual Kate O’Brien Award for a debut novel from an Irish female author. She has also been shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize, which is open to all works of literature written in English and published in the UK...More Best wishes to inspiring graduate, John Patrick McHugh, BA in Creative Writing 2013, on the launch of his debut collection of stories 'Pure Gold'. John Patrick says ‘My advice to aspiring writers with dyslexia is just go for it’... More Congratulations to Alice Kinsella, MA in Writing 2018, on winning the Inaugural All Ireland Scholarships Alumni Creative Writing Competition ... More

Monday, 15 March 2021

Are you from the Class of 1970 or 1971? We are looking for help to 'rally up the troops' and encourage graduates to join us virtually in celebrating the 50th anniversary of your graduation. While we are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can still celebrate this special milestone together. We will be contact with the class via email or post over the coming weeks. To offer your assistance, please email us at alumni@nuigalway.ie

Monday, 15 March 2021

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics has been globally accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The school joins only 5% of the World's business schools to achieve this level of award. Watch President of NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh. 

Monday, 15 March 2021

Breast cancer investigators in the Lambe Institute at NUI Galway have collaborated on a pivotal international study into breast cancer risk which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Watch Chair of Surgery and Medical Graduate, Professor Michael Kerin speak about the study. 

Monday, 15 March 2021

Scientists and researchers at Aquila Bioscience, a medical technology spin-out company at NUI Galway, have developed a groundbreaking new barrier spray making re-usable masks up to 99% effective at blocking airborne pathogens and particles. ProShield creates a safe, nanofibre protective coating on material, an added defence against airborne pathogens ... More

Monday, 15 March 2021

NUI Galway has announced the appointment of Dr Máire Geoghegan-Quinn as chairperson of Údarás na hOllscoile, the University’s Governing Authority. Dr Geoghegan-Quinn, a former government minister and European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, was unanimously selected at the first formal meeting of the new Údarás on Thursday 25th February 2021 ...More

Monday, 15 March 2021

Internship Opportunities are being sought for NUI Galway Students for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Business and Law, Engineering & Science and Humanities disciplines. Our students are ready to bring creativity and innovation to your organisations nationally and internationally. If you have any opportunities within your organisation or know of any relevant opportunities, please get in touch with our Placement Team at NUI Galway who are available to provide full support as part of the placement process....More

Monday, 15 March 2021

Watch out for the Alumni Survey 2021, which will be issued in the coming weeks! We hope you can particpate in this survey to help us improve links between NUI Galway and it's graduates.

Monday, 15 March 2021

We hope you received your copy of Cois Coiribe - a magazine for alumni, staff and friends of NUI Galway. If you have moved house, update your address to receive a copy to your door...more