The Global Galway Project - Internationalisation Events

The Global Galway Project Team will organise a series of short workshops and lunchtime webinars through April and May for you to hear about examples of internationalisation and give your thoughts on shaping the implementation of our global vision. 

The Global Galway Project is delighted to invite you to three internationalisation webinars and workshops as part of the Global Engagement series. These will be the first in an on-going series of events to inform and inspire internationalisation activity.

These events will give you the opportunity to join the internationalisation debate and help shape our global future.


Building our partnerships: ENLIGHT 

Date and Time: Tuesday 28th September 2021, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

NUI Galway is a member of the ENLIGHT European University Alliance, which connects us with a network of prestigious European universities in Bordeaux, Göttingen, Groningen, Ghent, the Basque Country, Tartu, Bratislava (Comenius University) and Uppsala.  ENLIGHT’s mission is to transform European higher education by collaborating across the institutions in our alliance to create exciting opportunities for both students and staff throughout the network.   

Would you like to find out more about ENLIGHT, and how to engage with ENLIGHT initiatives? Please join us for our first ENLIGHT webinar to learn about ENLIGHT and to hear from the University of Bordeaux about how they are developing teaching partnerships and research collaborations through ENLIGHT and its sister project ENLIGHT RISE, which launches shortly, and will focus on fostering research and innovation across the network.

We will be joined at this event by Guest Speaker Professor Stéphanie Debette, Vice President for External Relations and researcher at the Bordeaux Population Health Research Center.

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and discussion where you can share your thoughts about how we can best leverage ENLIGHT for NUI Galway students and staff.

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Why Internationalise and what does it mean for me?  

Tuesday 27th April 2021 1.00pm-2.00pm

Professor Michael Pippenger, Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalisation at Notre Dame in Indiana outlined his views on the value of internationalisation and Professor Becky Whay, Vice President International NUI Galway, spoke about the Global Galway Project and how it will benefit staff and students.

Creating a Global Student Experience

Wednesday 5th May 2021 3.00pm – 4.30pm

This student-focused workshop considered how and why we should internationalise our future student experience from the perspective of international and domestic students. There were student case studies followed by breakout sessions. The session was co-hosted by the Student Union President and the Vice President International.

Excellence in Global Partnerships

Wednesday 19th May 2021 1.00pm-2.30pm

At this workshop Lorna Cuckow, Deputy Director International and Head of International Partnerships & Relations at the University of Bristol, gave a case study of how broad-based partnerships that span research and education have benefitted that university and share approaches to finding partners and maintaining the relationships. This will stimulate break out discussions to obtain your views on how you would like to see us developing our partnership activities and ways of working.

Re-imaging our Future: Sustainable Global Recruitment   

Tuesday 22nd June 2021  2.30pm - 4.00pm   

How can we approach global student recruitment in a more sustainable way? At this workshop, we considered how recent digital innovations ​and learnings offer exciting opportunities for our global student recruitment practices moving forwards. Six of our international team gave snapshot presentations interspersed with breakout discussions to spark ideas on more sustainable approaches to our recruitment of students from around the globe.   

Project Workstreams

In addition to workshops and webinars, we will be setting up workstreams during Phase 1 to design and develop specific proposals for each of the specific focus areas:  

  • Recruitment workstream  
  • Mobility workstream  
  • Partnership workstream  
  • Student Support workstream 
  • English Language Centre workstream  
  • Governance working group  
If you would like to be involved as a member of one of the above-mentioned workstreams, please contact Ms Fran Smith, Transformation & Change Project Manager (