Thursday, 15 April 2021

The Shannon College of Hotel Management (Shannon College) in association with J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is looking for a talented, creative and highly qualified individual to work under the supervision of an academic faculty member and contribute to the development of research at Shannon College. The structured four-year PhD programme has a strong track record in terms of the research student experience and the opportunities afforded to, and the achievements of, PhD graduates. The programme combines scholarly theory-building with a strong applied/industry focus. The PhD scholarship will be offered to the best applicant to pursue advanced research on a significant topic within the field of Hospitality Hotel Management and/or Tourism Policy and Strategy.  Examples of potential topics/areas may include (but not limited to): 1)     Talent Acquisition 2)     Competitiveness and Strategy 3)     Entrepreneurship and Innovation 4)     Intercultural Communications/Management 5)     Dynamics of the Employment Relationship 6)     Operational Sustainability 7)     Corporate Social Responsibility 8)     The Industry-Education Nexus  To read more about the structured PhDs offered by NUI Galway please go to: http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/courses/research/business-public-policy-law.html.  Shannon College of Hotel Management has an excellent reputation within the hotel sector and over seventy years’ experience in training, educating, and developing graduates for the National and International Hotel/Hospitality Industry. It is situated in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way in the Mid-West of Ireland.  The College is strategically located at Shannon International Airport and is within easy access to Limerick City and Galway City.  The region offers a plethora of social, cultural and tourism services and experiences including the world-famous Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and Bunratty Folk Park and Banquet. The mission of Shannon College of Hotel Management is to contribute to the national economy by educating its students to attain management and leadership roles at middle, senior and corporate levels in the Irish and international hotel industry. The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is situated on the north side of the NUI Galway campus, right in the heart of Galway The School mission is to deliver a high-impact, globally centric, scholarly environment in which students become well-rounded and employable business graduates, and in which its faculty contribute to society, industry and academia through quality engagement and research.  Note:It is anticipated that the successful candidate will spend most of their time at Shannon College. Time at the University and the School of Business and Economics will primarily be devoted to taking required modules.  Further details can be discussed at a later date with the successful candidate.  The Scholarship  The Scholarship will cover an annual stipend of €16,000 (for a maximum of 4 years) including PhD fees of €5,250 per annum subject to satisfactory performance. The successful PhD student will be provided with a dedicated desk and computer and will have the opportunity to participate in research seminars, workshops and avail of research supports through their doctoral programme. The scholarship is not intended for students who already have access to alternative substantial sources of funding (e.g. students working on funded projects or in receipt of other scholarships).  However, at the earliest possible opportunity during the tenure of a scholarship, the Scholar will be required to prepare one, or if necessary two, application(s), under the guidance and advice of the supervisor, for external research funding under the Irish Research Council (IRC) Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme, if eligible to do so. The Application Process and Guidelines The Supervisor for this PhD will be a member of faculty at Shannon College. To discuss the potential research area/topic, please contact either Dr Phillip Smyth (Head of School, Shannon College of Hotel Management at phillip.j.smyth@nuigalway.ie or Dr Finian O’Driscoll, Head of Research, Shannon College of Hotel Management at finian.odriscoll@nuigalway.ie Note that only applicants who have a relevant Master’s degree may normally be admitted to the PhD programme. Overseas applicants may be required to submit an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.  Successful applicants must register with the Shannon College as a Year 1 full-time PhD student for the academic year 2021/22. Scholarships will only be awarded to those who register as full-time PhD students for the period of the award. To be admitted to the PhD programme, you must submit a Research Proposal Form of approximately 2,500 words, including the following Abstract Aims, objectives and central research questions Methodology Expected research outcomes Research schedule and timeline Two letters of reference submit a CV and cover letter The above documentation should be emailed as a single PDF file to both Olivia Noone, College Administrator (olivia.noone@nuigalway.ie) and Dr Finian O’Driscoll (finian.odriscoll@nuigalway.ie ). Your application will be formally considered by the PhD Programme Committee for final approval including an interview. The closing date is:  1st June 2021.  Contacts and Further Information:  or further information about the application process, please contact either Dr Finian O’Driscoll Head of Research at Shannon, finian.odriscoll@nuigalway.ie or Olivia Noone, College Administrator, olivia.noone@nuigalway.ie .    

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Visit our online merchandise store and browse our new limited edition 70th clothing range.  We are very proud to celebrate Shannon College of Hotel Management’s 70th Anniversary in 2021. As part of our plans to mark the occasion , we are delighted to launch our new limited edition clothing line.  Visit our online store to browse our new range.  Online Store  *If you do not find your country in the list of shipping options, please contact the compay directly and they will help get your items to you.  Enjoy wearing your purchase featuring the special 70th Anniversary logo. We would love to see how far our 70th Anniversary clothing items travel. When you are wearing your purchase, please tag us so we can share!@shannoncollege1951‌@ShannonAlumni‌ shannoncollegeSCHMAlumni ‌@ShannonCollege@ShannonAlumni #KeepTheContact     #SCHM70     #ShannonCollege70

Thursday, 4 March 2021

  Open Now Shannon College of Hotel Management are delighted to announce that applications are open for two new international scholarships for students who hold an offer for a full time UG or PG Programme at Shannon College of Hotel Management.  Each scholarship is valued at €2000, which will be discounted from the Year 1 fee.  List of Programmes which offer this scholarship -        Bachelor of Business Studies in International Hotel Management -        Bachelor of Commerce in International Hotel Management -        MSc in Business and Hospitality. Learn More 

Friday, 22 January 2021

Minster Simon Harris announced a package of €5.4m in extra supports for college students with disabilities and Shannon College is delighted to receive approval today for strategic initiatives to ensure a more inclusive learning environment.  These initiatives include the creation of an autism-friendly low distraction study area and a project to ensure all teaching materials and assessment practices are in line with best practice to ensure inclusive learning principles are met.  We are a diverse group of staff and students at Shannon College and we embrace and value the diversity of our community. The College continually aims to promote, maintain and support equality, diversity and inclusivity for all our students and staff and this project will contribute to creating a more inclusive and respectful learning environment in which everyone feels valued and can learn or work to their full potential. 

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Candidates who can provide proof of the following are eligible to apply. An undergraduate degree (or Equivalent) or 3-5 years hospitality experience & demonstration of prior learning.  These modules are available with 90%-100% government funding depending on which category you are eligible to apply under. For those eligible for the 90% funding please see the related cost below. Hotel Asset Management €55 to be paid (funding will cover €495) January to May 2021 Performance & Revenue Management €110 to be paid (funding will cover €990) January to May 2021 Project Management €55 to be paid (funding will cover €495) January to May 2021 Strategy and Innovation for Hospitality €110 to be paid (funding will cover €990)   January to May 2021 Management of Organisational Change €55 to be paid (funding will cover €495) One week- June 2021 Under this funding scheme, the HEA (Higher Education Authority) has put in place a stipulation with regard to allocation of places. Please read HEA Funding CategoriesHEA Funding Categories‌ to find out which category you can apply under. Additional paperwork may be required.  Completion of these modules may lead to exemptions toward progression onto the MSc in Business & Hospitality if you decide to enrol at a later date. These modules will be delivered through blended learning. Modules are assessed by means of continuous assessment.   ApplicationsWe have also extended the deadline for applications. Submit completed Module Application Form personal statement and a copy of your CV to sarah.omahony@nuigalway.ie by Tuesday 24th November - 5.00pm.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Opportunities for Personal and Professional Development at Shannon College of Hotel Management, A College of NUI Galway. The HEA (Higher Education Authority) has announced funding of €22.5 million for additional postgraduate places and for stand-alone modules for the coming academic year for EU students. Shannon College of Hotel Management has secured funding through this initiative for the following programmes and stand-alone modules: Full Time Taught Programmes MSc in Business & Hospitality PG Diploma in Business & Hospitality  Stand- Alone Modules Hotel Asset Management Performance & Revenue Management Project Management Strategy and Innovation for Hospitality                  Management of Organisational Change MSc in Business & Hospitality The MSc in Business & Hospitality is a full time programme and teaching will be delivered on campus in Shannon 2 days per week (Monday & Tuesday) together with a Summer School in June 2021 and a Business Consultancy Project in Nov/Dec 2021. This programme will commence in January 2021 and is 90 ECTS over 3 semesters.  PG Diploma in Business & Hospitality  There will also an opportunity to complete a Post-Graduate Diploma which is delivered alongside the MSc but will not include the Summer School nor the Business Consultancy Project. This programme is 60 ECTS credits over 2 semesters and will commence in January 2021 Stand- Alone ModulesThere is also an opportunity to take stand-alone modules which allow people to take a module in order up upskill in a particular area.  The modules on offer are: Hotel Asset Management                                      -          January to May 2021 Performance & Revenue Management               -          January to May 2021 Project Management                                            -          January to May 2021  Strategy and Innovation for Hospitality                 -           January to May 2021 Management of Organisational Change                -           Summer School 2021 (One week                                                                                                 with advanced reading)                                          Completion of these modules can lead to exemptions toward progression onto the MSc in Business & Hospitality if you decide to enrol at a later date. These modules will be delivered through blended learning. Modules are assessed by means of continuous assessment.    Applications Under this funding scheme, the HEA (Higher Education Authority) has put in place a stipulation with regard to allocation of places. Please read HEA Funding Categories to find which category you can apply under and the fee structure that applies to each category. Additional paperwork may be required. How to apply: MSc & PG Diploma in Business & Hospitality Submit completed  MSc /PG Application Form - HEA Funding  and a copy of your CV to helena.doody@nuigalway.ie by November 13th - 5.00pm Please note applicants will be required to complete an online interview. Stand-Alone Modules Submit completed Module Application Form , personal statement and a copy of your CV to sarah.omahony@nuigalway.ie by November 20th - 5.00pm. Additional Notes Please not that due to COVID19, we will be following University and Government guidelines which may result in online delivery of programmes. All applicants are required to have a Level 8 Honours Degree or equivalent to apply.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Current Students  For up to date College information please check the College App or contact any member of staff via email. ‌

Friday, 17 April 2020

‌ Hospitality Graduate of Year Emer Priestley pictured with Hugh Murray, Director and Founder of Classic Drinks and IHI President Oonagh Cremins.  Emer graduated in 2019 and is currently working as a team leader in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. ‌

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Friday, 17 April 2020

The Class of 2019-2023 were honoured today to meet their Class Patron Mr. Aaron Mansworth, Managing Director, Trigon Hotels. The Patron serves as symbol of their class, conferring on them a sense of identity and providing them with an example from the real world of achievement and excellence to which they can relate. Mr Mansworth outstanding career as a leading hotelier will serve as a wonderful example to students of the potential advancement that exists in a hospitality management career. Trigon Hotels Aaron Mansworth 

Friday, 5 April 2019

Shannon College of Hotel Management encourages students to take part in many extra curriclar activities throughout their time in the College. Industry competitions offer students an opportunity to compete against their peers both nationally and internationally. These competition give students the chance to learn new skills , network and develop themselves.  Take a look at some of the wonderful acheivements from this year.                                                                                                         Catex 2019 Competition: National Hospitality Student Cocktail Challenge. Students: Harry O'Reilly and Ashen Tennege Mentor: Brian HegartyAwards: Harry received a silver medal in the competition and Ashen received a certificate of merit. Competition:  Open Class Fish competitionStudents: Anna Heavers Mentor:  Keith CardenAwards: Gold competing in the Open Class Fish competitionJunior (Under 25) Grand Prix Chef of the Year!Anna will now go forward to represent Ireland at the World Olympics Competition in Luxembourg. Competition:  Hand Crafted ChocolatesStudents: Cliona McCarthy Mentor: Sarah RyanAwards: Bronze Medal in competition class hand crafted chocolates. IHI National Hospitality Business Management Games 2019  Students:Cliona McCarthy Raphaelle BouchereauBeatriz Nagarain Perez,Ian Keating (Captain)Sean MoranMentor: Debroah O’Hanlon, Sean T Ruane and Trevor McCarthyAwards: Second Place The Competition This year’s Business Management Game took place at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport on Sunday and Monday, 3rd and 4th of March.  It is an inter-college competition for 3rd and 4th year students studying Hospitality Management, and over the course of the two days, the students are given a total of three real industry challenges designed to test their business and financial acumen, as well as their team-building skills. The three challenges focused on the use of simulation management in forecasting room rates and developing a room rate strategy, new concept design for Dalata hotel group, organising and managing a HOD meeting in front of industry GMs and judges. Three teams battled in the final presentation in front of industry judging panel, colleges and attendees.                                                                                  Ireland skills Restaurant Service Students:Ruairi GrealishIan Moloney Mentor: Andrew LangfordAward:Ruairí Grealish was the outright winner being presented with the Dept of Education and Skills Silver Medal. Ruairí will now go forward to represent Ireland at World Skills in Kazan in August where he will compete against 35 other countries. This is the 5th time the college has won this national competition in the last 8 years.  Young Hoteliers Summit 2019   Students: Carrie Mooney and Neal Fennelly Mentor: Kate O’ConnellYHS has worked hard to become recognized as the largest student-run summit in the world. Every year, YHS welcomes approximately 30 speakers, student delegates from over 40 of the world’s leading hospitality institutions, as well as members of the media and other external guests to the summit. Building on a different theme each year, YHS serves as a platform for interesting and insightful debates and discussions on the industry’s hottest topics. The 10th Edition of the Young Hoteliers Summit celebrated and illustrated the great diversity and width to which the hospitality industry has progressed. While relying on traditionally inspired business models, today’s hospitality sector has developed into a multifaceted landscape, where the continuous evolution of consumer behaviour and the growing power of online disruptors have substantially impacted the number of stakeholders and, thereby, increased the industry’s complexity significantly. In order to honour YHS’s anniversary and its associated accomplishments the 10th Edition aimed to narrate hospitality success stories and simultaneously build a roadmap for the future leaders of the industry: Envisioning - Defining - Succeeding ; Three powerful words guiding the content for three insightful days.

Monday, 25 March 2019

‌ Congratulations to Anna Hevers ( Year 3) who won gold competing in the Open Class Fish competition at Catex. She has also won Junior (Under 25) Grand Prix Chef of the Year! The judges have selected Anna to represent Ireland at the World Olympics competition as part of a Junior team which is to be held in 18 months time in Luxembourg. Pictured with Head of College Phillip J. Smyth and Culinary Lecturer and Coach Mr. Keith Carden.      

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

We are thrilled to annouce that Ruairí Grealish has won first prize at the Ireland Skills Competition 2019 and was awarded the Department of Education and Skills Silver Medal at the closing ceremony.  Ruairí will now go forward as part of team Ireland travelling to Kazan in Russia for the Worldskills finals in August. Well done Ruairí, we will all be behind you in Russia!! 

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The Ultimate Lip Sync Battle in Aid of The Breast Unit in the University Hospital Limerick The students and staff of Shannon College of Hotel Management are taking to the stage in the Ultimate Lip Sync Battle. As part of their Event Management module, a group of final year students have organised the Lip-Sync event in aid of the Breast Unit in the University Hospital Limerick. On the night, nine groups of students and lectures will perform, hoping to impress a panel of judges including a local celebrity eager to discover a star. The Ultimate Lip Sync Battle will take place on the 11th of April in Shannon Town. For more information on the event and how to secure a ticket please contact the team on: shhentertainmentco@gmail.com Tickets are on sale now.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

SHANNON COLLEGE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT TACKLES MENTAL HEALTH TOPIC AND BEAT ALL OF EUROPE A team of five Third Year students from Shannon College, A College of NUI Galway, have won the prestigious European Mise en Place Cup (EMCup), which pitches European hotel management colleges against each other in a range of business challenges. Daniel Czukor (Budapest, Hungary); Ciara Downes (Kilmihil, Co. Clare); and Anna Hevers (Rochestown, Cork); Niamh O’Neill (Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford) and Claudio Stringa (Milan, Italy), along with their coaches Celine Ryan (Cooleyhenan, Limerick) and Kristin Horan (Sixmilebridge, Clare), travelled to Maastricht, the Netherlands to take part in the two day competition . The team, named Shannon’s Duty, prevailed. They won four prizes - including first place overall - with their ideas on improving mental health awareness and training in hotel management education.  The EMCup is an annual competition of the leading Hotel Management schools in Europe. This year saw 36 international Hotel schools from 15 countries compete. Students shared their ideas on the theme “Get Real… Education – Old School vs. New School”, focusing on the current curriculum and their visions for the future in Hotel Management education. The students were judged by a Business Jury, consisting of more than 80 hospitality professionals representing over 44 different companies. The teams of students completed several assignments prior to the competition. These included setting up a social media campaign to increase brand awareness on the EMCup and its theme; and submitting an academic paper detailing their vision for the future of hotel management education. During the competition, the teams began by presenting their academic paper and then working on a case which they presented as well. These elements were part of the ranking of the top 18. The top 18 then battled head to head in live debates and the winners – the top 9 – got the opportunity to elaborate on their case and present their ideas to a large audience on stage at MECC Maastricht. In their paper and initial pitch, Shannon’s Duty proposed the addition of modules to Hotel Management courses that are specifically designed and dedicated to stress management strategies. Team Captain Niamh O’Neill explains why they chose the topic.  “Hospitality is a sensational career, it is both motivating and stimulating: there are days it can take your breath away. On the other hand, hospitality is a tough industry, which sometimes does not get recognised. It can be physically and psychologically exhausting. We chose this topic because we want our future hoteliers not just to take care of their guests, but first to take care of themselves.” “To see an idea such as mental health and wellness for students and staff in hospitality being prioritised and voted for by academics and business jury members over finance ideas and IT concepts is so encouraging. The EMCup sets out to challenge people and get the best from them, and all involved have been made a little bit better for having been a part of it all.” (Celine Ryan) In addition to winning the competition overall, Shannon College captured Best Team Photo; Best Pitch – Case; and Best Debate. “We are so proud of the students. Shannon’s Duty have been working diligently on the EMCup project outside of class time - in addition to their normal coursework- since September. I believe their detailed preparation, and the combination of their distinctive idea and ability to engage and inspire the Business Jury, Academics and the other teams attending are what earned them the win.” (Kristin Horan) “Our programmes, which emphasize business and professional training, combined with lengthy placements, have prepared our team to take on the best in Europe and win. We are so proud!” (Dr. Phillip Smyth – Head of College)  

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Happy New Year Happy New Year to all the Shannon Family. May 2019 be kind to us all. ‌  

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Chinese Ambassador to Ireland Dr. Phillip Smyth (Head of College) and Helena Doody (Marketing Manager) had the pleasure of meeting Mr. H.E Eoin O’Leary, the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland at the Irish Embassy in Beijing recently. ‌

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Chinese Student and Scholars Association Congratulations to the new CSSA (Chinese Student and Scholars Association)at Shannon College of Hotel Management. They are enriching current Chinese students’ leisure time and have great activities planned for the academic year. On the 27th of September many students included Nancy Zhao (Chairperson) attended, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ireland where a reception was held, marking the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

WorldSkills 2017 ‌Good Luck to Andrew Langford (2002) who travels to Abu Dhabi this weekend to take up the role of Expert in Restaurant Service for WorldSkills Ireland for the 2017 competition.  Andrew will be the Irish Expert at the competition and will be involved in judging competitors from 37 countries. Andrews’s role involved selecting and training the competitor that will represent Ireland in the Competition.  The role of trainer has been ongoing since the end of July and he will depart with Team Ireland on Sunday October 8th for Abu Dhabi along with his competitor Kathlyn Leahy. The WorldSkills Competition, which is held every two years and is the world’s largest professional education event. Approximately 1,200 competitors from 60 countries and regions will compete in almost 50 different skills and disciplines. All competitors will demonstrate technical abilities both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks for which they study and/or perform in their workplace. Over 800 volunteers are assisting the expected 200,000 visitors and school groups. Shannon College’s success at national level has been second to none with Andrew training 4 national champions since 2012.  Alina Sile who was national champion in 2015 went on to represent Ireland at WorldSkills in Sao Paulo and won a gold medal.