Week 1 Get on Track: 27 Sep – 1 Oct, 2021

The first few weeks of university can be daunting at the best of times, and we are aware that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, a huge impact on your life as you continue to adapt to a new way of learning. 

Whether you are new to NUI Galway or returning, getting back into a routine with your academics can be tough. This week will be focusing on the basics and learning how to get the most of technology for your online learning experience.


Our Schools have adapted teaching and learning timetables in light of the Enhanced Public Health Protection Measures for Higher Education. Look out for updates to your programme timetables on Blackboard or here.

Online Event: Want to develop your leaderships skills?

Join the LIFT Leadership Programme 

Meet our LIFT team on Monday 27 or Tuesday 28 September, 7–8pm. To register, log in to YourSpace and select “Sign Up Events”.

All students are welcome to learn:  
• About the LIFT Leadership programme
• Why you need to join LIFT this semester and all the benefits of a fun, weekly meet up to build leadership skills!

Online Event: Get on track with Financial Aid Fund & Budgeting  

All you need to know about Financial Fund and Budgeting 

Join our team on Tuesday, 28 September 11am – 12pm here where you will learn: 

• About the various financial supports offered to students by NUI Galway
• Hints and tips on how to manage your money and reduce stress about money matters

Get all your questions answered during the virtual event.

Online Event: Want to be a DigiChamp? 

Join our DigiChamps Initiative  

Join us on Wednesday, 29 September 11am – 12pm here where you will: 

• Receive an overview of the DigiChamps initiative and join workshops
• Learn how you can build and improve your digital skills, earn digital badges and much much more

Online Event: IT & EMAIL QUERIES 

Campus Account/Blackboard/Student Email queries?   

Join us on our online drop-in support session here on: 

• Wednesday 29 September 1pm – 3pm
• Thursday 30 September 2pm - 4pm

Why join?
You will learn how to activate your campus account, use Blackboard and your NUI Galway email in simple steps – group and one-to-one support available.

Online Event: Thinking about getting a part time job? 

Meet the Career Team 

Join our Career team on Thursday,  30 September 1–2pm here where you will learn: 

• How to find part-time work to boost your funds
• Get advice and and tips on how to present your CV for these roles

Campus & Galway City Tours

Didn't make your tour on Saturday, 25 Sept?
Join us on one of campus tours by simply booking via YourSpace which will take place between Sunday and Friday, 26 September and 1 October 2021.

When: Sunday to Friday, 25 September to 1 October, various times

Where: Campus tours start between Áras na Mac Léinn and the Martin Ryan Institute of Marine Science

New to Galway?
Take a city tour and get to know your new home!

When: Tuesday to Thursday, 28–30 September
To Book: Log into YourSpace

Need help?
Still not sure which building does what? Find-It lets you find out more about a building by scanning the QR code on the Find-It sign outside.

Keep up todate on student events 

To get an overview of all upcoming activities and events, check the student calendar.

Useful Resources:

Select below to find the information you need to enhance your University experience:

Stay Informed:

Keep up-to-date and find the information you need by downloading the University Apps, exploring useful how-to videos and connecting with the University team.