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Choosing subjects for next year

on Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:23
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Although this blog may not directly relate to every discipline, the same pointers can be applied to choosing modules for the coming year. It is important to choose subjects/ modules that you enjoy. There is no point in taking a topic you are not interested in as it makes it harder to carry out assignments and projects. Below are several pointers from my mentors. Enjoy :)  

Keep an open mind and attend as many lectures as you can, even if you don't initially think you'd like to carry that particular module on to next year. Courses may surprise you!

Planning your Summer’ by Solenn and mentors

on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:30
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When the second semester ends, many students find themselves with nothing to do. It’s during this time of year when we need to plan out the coming Summer months, so that way we’re not left sitting at home for 4 months!

Here’s some suggestions from your mentors that will hopefully spark your interests and get those plans in action!

“So for a student diving head first into Summer there are many options: You can always get a part time job, either at home, wherever that may be, or here in Galway. Sites like https://ie.indeed.com/ are great for helping find any opportunities.

Enjoying Galway - things to do outside of college (by Sinead Ruane)

on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 16:35
  1. Let’s Go Shopping!

 

There are so many places to go shopping in Galway. From the big shopping centers, the larger chain stores and the small boutiques there are plenty places to find just what you’re looking for.

 

  1. Let’s go Eat!

 

Galway has some of the best restaurants around. Check out some of these restaurants who do an early bird so you can eat like a king on a student’s dime.

 

  • The Eastern Tandoor in Spanish Arch (Indian)
  • Il Folletto on Quay Street (Italian)
  • Cactus Jacks on Druid Lane (Mexican)
  • McSwiggins on the WoodQuay (Irish)
  • Royal Villa in Salthill (Chinese)
  • Cava on Dominick Street

Want to be part of the biggest Club on Campus? If yes, volunteer to be a student connect mentor now!

on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:31
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Hi to all our first years, mentors and mentor leaders

If you found student connect helpful when coming to NUIG last September why not give back by volunteering to be a mentor this year.  You can apply at: http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg59ee6.  To be a mentor you need to attend a short training course.  You have the choice of attending on Wednesday 22nd March or Tuesday 28th March.

Student Connect has been truly invigorated over the last 3 years.  Why?  Because it is the only truly student led programme in the University.  Its also the biggest club on campus so why not volunteer!

Becoming a Student Connect Mentor

on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:23
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Becoming a Student Connect Mentor

 

There would be no Student Connect Mentor Programme if it were not for fantastic students stepping up to the mark and taking on the role. The programme is run through a tiered system. It begins with Una and the team who represent the connection to the academic staff. Una coordinates with the two Programme Coordinators, who in turn work with the six Mentor Leaders. The Mentor Leaders each have a group of Mentors that they work with and of course, the Mentors are the direct link to the First Year Students.

Improving your CV - Volunteering and Getting Involved

on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:50
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Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an essential when you’re looking for work. It is a brief portfolio of you; an account of your education, qualifications, interests, and previous occupations. If you’re serious about getting a job after college, you need to build an impressive CV that highlights all your greatest aspects.

 

As important as your education is to a CV, it will only bring you so far. That is to say, a degree will get you the interview, your extra curricular activities will get you the job.

Improving your CV - Volunteering and Getting Involved

on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:50
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Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an essential when you’re looking for work. It is a brief portfolio of you; an account of your education, qualifications, interests, and previous occupations. If you’re serious about getting a job after college, you need to build an impressive CV that highlights all your greatest aspects.

 

As important as your education is to a CV, it will only bring you so far. That is to say, a degree will get you the interview, your extra curricular activities will get you the job.

Improving your CV - Volunteering and Getting Involved

on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:50
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Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an essential when you’re looking for work. It is a brief portfolio of you; an account of your education, qualifications, interests, and previous occupations. If you’re serious about getting a job after college, you need to build an impressive CV that highlights all your greatest aspects.

 

As important as your education is to a CV, it will only bring you so far. That is to say, a degree will get you the interview, your extra curricular activities will get you the job.

SHAG Week

on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:17
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So it is that time of the semester again in which many people ask if this is actually a real thing, and why is it called that? Well the answer is simple yes and S.H.A.G. Week stands for Sexual Health Awareness Week.

Which is exactly what goes on throughout the campus for the duration of the week. From the distribution of SHAG packs and plenty of event from comedy gigs to contests. More info can be found here http://su.nuigalway.ie/shag-sexual-health-awareness-guidance-week-2017/ .

 

Though there is the fun side to this week there is also the more important and serious aspect of sexual

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