NUI Galway is offering a number of virtual events in 2021, for students, staff and the public.  
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May 2021 - Online Events 

Event: Excellence in Global Partnerships

Date: Wednesday, 19 May - 1.00pm to 2.30pm

At this workshop Lorna Cuckow, Deputy Director International and Head of International Partnerships & Relations at the University of Bristol, will give 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. 

REGISTER for this online workshop HERE.


Event: Covid-19: The Crisis in India

Date: Wednesday, 19 May - 2.00pm to 3.00pm via Zoom

In this special webinar, colleagues living in India and observing the situation closely will report on the devastating impact of the crisis during the latest phase of the pandemic.  Issues addressed will include the public health situation, the loss life, grief and funerals, rural vs. urban India, regional variation, the political response, and education. 


  • Professor Kanchana Mahadevan (University of Mumbai)
  • Dr Sanjay Nagral (Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai)
  • Dr Srinivas Raghavendran (NUI Galway)
  • Aveek Sen (Journalist in Kolkata)
  • Dr Archana Venkatesh (Clemson University)

Chair: Professor Daniel Carey (Moore Institute).


The webinar will also be broadcast live on the Moore Institute’s Facebook page. 


Event: 33rd Irish Conference of Historians: Borders and Boundaries: Historical Perspectives

Dates: Thursday, 20 May & Friday, 21 May

The Irish Committee of Historical Societies, in association with NUI Galway, is hosting the 33rd Irish Conference on 20 and 21 May 2021. 

This year’s theme is Borders and Boundaries.

45 speakers will cover a range of topics, including:

Re-discovering St. Willibrord, the Irish Border, Medieval Borders, Boundaries in Irish Society, Partition Perspectives, Beyond the Pale, Boundaries in the Irish Free State, Breaking Boundaries, North American Borders, Early Modern Borders, Transnational Borders, All History in Local and Troubles.

Our keynote speakers are Professor Raingard Esser of the University of Groningen, Professor Tom Lodge of the University of Limerick and Professor Jim Livesey of NUI Galway.

Please REGISTER via Eventbrite HERE.


Events: ILAS Webinar Series: Living Through Covid -19: A Lifecourse Perspective

Dates: Continuing Thursdays 5.00pm to 6.00pm until Thursday, 20 May

About this series: 

We are delighted to announce a series of 6 weekly, free to public virtual conversations to be held and hosted by the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (NUI Galway). Each week the virtual conversation, which will be free, globally accessible, and delivered across time zones to the public, will bring together the views of academics, policymakers and most importantly citizens directly affected by the coronavirus and living with its consequences.  This will include a focus on kernel issues for children and youth, parents, older people, families, people living with a disability and communities as well as in differing cultural and international contexts.  It is hoped the conversations will assist human understanding and compassion in relation to the coronavirus as well as proposed solutions for societies to connect and cope and become more resilient. 

View/download the full programme: ILAS Webinar Series Programme.‌  

To playback any webinar please click Here.

Watch live using THIS LINK. 


Event: Diversity in Publishing webinar

Date: Friday, 21 May - 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Hosted by Dr Lindsay Reid and postgraduate students from the MA in Literature in Publishing, this webinar will feature Sarah Bannan (Head of Literature, The Arts Council of Ireland), Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan (Arts manager, writer, and performer), and Nidhi Zak/Aria Epie (author, editor, and founder of Play It Forward Fellowships) speaking on the topic of diversity in publishing.

This event has been generously funded by the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Project Fund at NUI Galway.

Please REGISTER HERE.  All are very welcome!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.


Event: SocsBox Virtual Help Desk

Dates & Times: Mondays - Thursdays going forward from 2:00pm - 5:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

If you have any questions about Societies drop into the SocsBox Virtual Help Desk on Zoom, Monday - Thursday from 2:00pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm using this link or email


Event: Staff SOS Daily Wellness Webinar Series - Human Resources, NUI Galway 

The HR office is currently running a series of webinars to support the mental health and wellbeing of its staff. For full listings and to book your place, please vist SOS Daily Wellness Webinar Series - Human Resources, NUI Galway.


Event: Online Mindfulness Shared Practice

Dates & Times: Tuesdays & Fridays ongoing - 8:15am to 8:45am 

These online shared practice of mindfulness sessions are open to staff, students and members of the public.  If you have any family members or friends who may be interested in joining this practice, please feel free to share this link with them. Dr Eva Flynn lectures in the Discipline of General Practice in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Life Sciences at NUI Galway. Her interests lie in student well-being and she has taken a lead in introducing Mindfulness in the School of Medicine. She also works as a general practitioner in Mainstreet Clinic, Loughrea, County Galway.

Register: To join this session online, please copy and paste the following link into the GOOGLE CHROME browser.   Please note INTERNET EXPLORER and FIREFOX will not open this link:

Connect with Student-Led Support

Peer-to-peer support is available to all students and comes in many different forms. Here are some of the ways that you can get the support of your peers throughout the academic year:

CÉIM Academic Peer Support

Weekly peer learning sessions for 1st-year students studying Engineering, Law, BA Law, Psychology, Geography, and Political Science & Sociology
Log into YourSpace and go to the CÉIM tab in the left sidebar to find out what group you are in and to join your online peer learning session.


ATS Mentoring Programme aims to provide peer mentoring and appropriate support services that will enable participating 1st year students to successfully complete their educational objectives while making college life exciting, fulfilling and successful. Log into YourSpace and go to the ATS Mentoring tab in the left sidebar to join as a mentee.

Class Representatives

Every class is entitled to a Class Representative to represent their class. If your class does not have a Class Rep your voice will not be heard. If you have any questions on the roles and responsibilities of a Class Rep contact the SU Vice-President/Education Officer Emma at Further information regarding the role of Class Reps is also available here.

To find out your Class Rep got Log into YourSpace and go to the Class Rep tab in the left sidebar.

Election of Undergraduate Student Class Reps:

Step 1: Nominations close 12pm, Wednesday 14th October.

Step 2: Voting Wednesday, 14th October to Monday, 19th October.

Election of Postgraduate Student Class Reps: 

Step 1: Nominations open 12pm, Monday 12th October to 12pm, Friday 16th October.

Step 2: Voting Monday 19th October to Friday 23rd October.