International Staff Networking

Jul 02 2019 Posted: 12:00 IST

The Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity was contacted in early 2019 by staff members eager to build the networking and voice of international staff at NUI Galway. Over the summer of 2019 the Office supported two events that brought together international staff and friends to engage and discuss the possibilities and opportunities.

On July 2nd, 2019, 22 members of staff who had expressed an interest in leading the development of an International Staff Network met to begin the process of establishing what would be NUI Galway's third staff network.  Staff members in attendance agreed to survey staff who had expressed an interest in joining this network to determine what the overall goals or aims of this network would be.  Development is now underway with the Development Steering Group planning to meet again in Sept 2019 to finalize plans in relation to structure and governance.  It is hoped that an international staff network will be launched in the first semester of academic year 2019/20.

Staff are encouraged to follow this development through upcoming event notices and calls for expressions of interest.

If you are interested in getting involved or learning more please contact