Friday, 23 March 2018

CELT Seminar: Contemporary Policy Issues in Irish Higher Education

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn is an Education Policy Consultant with BH Associates and Professor emeritus and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit, Dublin Institute of Technology. Seminars take place in AM207, commencing at 12:30, and lunch is provided for those who register in advance. Places are limited. Register on the Eventbrite page.

Location: AM207 - CELT Seminar Room - Arts Millennium Building    
Time: Friday, 23rd March 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018

Undergraduate Research Conference

All welcome to celebrate Undergraduate Research -

Location: Lower Aula, Quadrangle, NUI Galway    
Time: Friday, 16th March 2018

Friday, 23 March 2018

Marchathon Step Challenge

Staff and students from campuses all over the country will be aiming to increase their steps throughout the challenge aiming to reach the top of the leader board.  Teams who sign up by the end of the day this Wednesday will be entered into a prize draw for a Marchathon goodie pack. Why not sign up now and get ready to move:

How to sign up
1. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
2.  Sign up online at
a) Team captain chooses a team name and sets up the team on Active Trave Logger
b) Team members sign up online, join the challenge and join your team
3.  Get a step counter - download an app (the Smarter Travel Step Counter for Apple or Android devices is FREE and automatically syncs your steps with the Active Travel Logger), buy a pedometer, use a Fit Bit, iPod or other step tracking device.
4.  From the 26th February to 23rd March get walking where possible, aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge reaching 10,000 steps or more by the time you break for Easter.
Challenge prizes include activity trackers, headphones, shopping vouchers, travel cups, t-shirts, and lots more!
For more details check out:
Facebook/Instagram:  smartertravelcampus            
Twitter: @Stcampus

Location: On Campus    
Time: Monday 26th February to Friday 23rd March 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Exercise4Health Fitness Programme

Exercise4Health is a community exercise programme in the Kingfisher Club on campus. More info


Location: Kingfisher Fitness Club - O'Muircheartaigh Hall    
Time: Thursday, 15th March 2018

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Agresso Web Ordering Training

This course teaches you how to generate purchase orders in Agresso. It also covers approval limits and goods received notes. There is a demonstration and you will be able to practise generating your own purchase orders.

Location: PC Suite, Nursing & Midwifery Library, Basement, James Hardiman Library    
Time: Thursday, 26th April 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Web Training

T4 CMS Training. More information here

Location: D101 PC Suite, Ground Floor, Block D    
Time: Tuesday, 15th March 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Procurement Foundation Workshop: How to Buy

The How to Buy workshop is the Foundation Course in the Procurement Training Calendar and is now REQUIRED for all staff members who have any involvement whatsoever in the purchase to pay process, for example;   sourcing suppliers, getting pricing, making buying decisions, setting up and or approving requisitions/POs and anyway involved in the approval process of invoices.    This course explains the basic principles of procurement, when to get quotations, how to decide what supplier to use, when further authorisation is required etc.    Participants are also taken on a guided tour of the Procurement & Contracts Office website where they can see the process information, guidance and template documents and details of the centralized contracts currently available.   The site also includes a Reference Section, where more detail on the processes is included. Click here to Register

Location: AMB-G065 Arts Millennium Building    
Time: Thursday, 15th March 2018

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Procurement Workshop: Managing Quotation/Mini Competition Processes

While the majority of day-to-day purchases are well below tendering threshold values, this does not remove the obligation to seek best value for money, nor does it remove the overriding obligation for openness and transparency.  Many of our current centralised contracts are Framework Agreement types, which means that staff are REQUIRED to use the mini-competition process in order to select the supplier.    Budget Holders and nominees are responsible and accountable to ensure that these processes are completed in line with the guidance received through this course and also on our intranet pages.     The aim of this workshop is to provide University Budget Holders and their nominees with an understanding of how to specify your requirements, seek quotations/mini-competition quotes, and evaluate responses received from suppliers while maintaining the goals of attaining value for money and ensuring compliance with the University’s Procurement Policy.    This half day workshop covers all important aspects of the quotation/mini-competition process and is very worthwhile for all staff who have a responsibility for purchasing. Click here to Register

Location: AS203 River Room, Arts Science Concourse     
Time: Thursday, 12th April 2018

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Executive MBA Open Evening

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics will host it's Executive MBA Open Eveningon 21 March 2018 at 5.30in Friar's Restaurant and the Executive MBA Room (CA117)with refreshments, address by the Head of School, Programme Director, and input from teaching faculty and current students.All welcomeWe are enrolling for MBA: September 2018.


Location: Friars Restaurant     
Time: Wednesday, 21st March 2018