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Welcome to NUI Galway.

I hope you are well in these exceptional and uncertain times that we are all experiencing.

You are invited to attend our virtual Postgraduate Research Orientation.

Orientation seeks to welcome you and provide you with the necessary information as you start your research journey at NUI Galway.
Orientation will be in three stages.

Attendance at our Orientation is obligatory. Your attendance will be recorded at Stage 2 and 3 so you are requested to log in to the sessions using your full student name.

Stage 1 Pre-recorded presentations available on this Orientation webpage belowPlease review each of these presentations prior to Stage 2 and Stage 3.

Stage 2 Join our final ‘live’ virtual Orientation, which will include a Question & Answer session, via our 1GST1 Blackboard site on Wednesday, 20th January 2021 at 2 pm (Irish Time).

To access this session:

  • For those registered for their research programme – Log into the 1GST1 Blackboard module and click on Virtual Orientation option in the left-hand menu.
  • For those not yet registered before the 20th January – please use guest link which will be included in invitation email to be sent out early December to access the session. If you don't receive the link, please contact graduatestudies@nuigalway.ie 
  • Please see https://tips.nuigalway.ie/m/88121/l/1219723-preparing-for-your-first-bb-collaborate-session

Stage 3
College Induction/Orientation is organised by the Vice-Deans of Graduate Studies in your relevant College.

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law

  • Organiser: Dr. Ciara Smyth ciara.m.smyth@nuigalway.ie
  • Join 'live' virtual Induction via our 1GST1 Blackboard site on
  • Wednesday, 20th January 2021 at 4 pm (Irish Time).
  • To access this session:
  • For those registered for their research programme – Log into the 1GST1 Blackboard module and click on Virtual Orientation option in the left-hand menu
  • Click on Virtual College of Business, Public Policy, & Law PGR Induction
  • For those not yet registered before the 21st January – please use guest link which will be included in invitation email to be sent out early December to access the session access the session. If you don't receive the link, please contact ciara.m.smyth@nuigalway.ie   
  • https://tips.nuigalway.ie/m/88121/l/1219723-preparing-for-your-first-bb-collaborate-session

College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences

  • Organiser: Dr. Colette Kelly colette.kelly@nuigalway.ie
  • Join ‘live’ virtual Induction via our 1GST1 Blackboard site on
  • Wednesday, 20th January 2021 at 4 pm (Irish Time).
    To access this session:
  • For those registered for their research programme – Log into the 1GST1 Blackboard module and click on Virtual Orientation option in the left-hand menu
  • Click on Virtual College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences PGR Induction
  • For those not yet registered before the 21st January – please use guest link which will be included in invitation email to be sent out early December to access the session access the session. If you don't receive the link, please contact colette.kelly@nuigalway.ie  

College of Science  & Engineering

Orientation will give you the opportunity to learn more about
-the graduate research environment at NUI Galway
-commencing your research programme
-services provided by the university 

Orientation also gives you the opportunity to meet staff and other students.

Please also see:

We hope to hold an on-campus welcoming event for all our new postgraduate research student later in the academic year.

Looking forward to meeting you all virtually and in person.
Regards and take care,

Dónal Leech
Dean of Graduate Studies

Key Links and Contacts (from Presentations below)

Postgraduate Research Orientation Videos


College Orientation Videos: