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Hello, and welcome to the Student Connect Website.

Welcome!!!

on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:08
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Hi Guys,

Welcome to the Student Connect website! We are the coordinators for this year and are looking forward to working with you all.

The Student Connect programme is focused on the welfare and well-being of first year students, creating friendships and a mentor to guide you and answer any queries that you may have this year through Whatsapp. We have had such a good response so far on the Whatsapp medium so keep up the good work!

It is a service run for students, by leader students that aims to help in the transition from secondary school to college.

We hope that you are getting what

Welcome

on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 14:14
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Welcome to all our new students.  Hope you have settled in, are finding your way around campus and enjoying student life.  We saw lots of you attending Clubs and Societies Days during the week.  Dont forget to go along to the Volunteering Fair next week.  You might like to follow the Accommodation and Welfare twitter feed at NUIGAccom&Welfare for helpful tips.  

Thanks to all the Studence Connect Mentors who did such a good job in welcoming you all to NUIG and for making you feel at home.

Don't foget that they are there to help you through the academic year.

Goodbye for this year

on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:36
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Hi Guys,

So study week is upon us yet again meaning we are also at the end of our college year which means the programme is both wrapping up and starting fresh.

This past year we have had the absolute pleasure of being the Student Connect Coordinators, both of us can safely say that we will leave college this May with only the best of memories from this programme. It has given both of us a massive collection of skills and qualities that we could never have learned in a lecture hall and for that we are truly grateful.

Exams, Results and Repeats

on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 20:48
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Hey Guys,

It’s that time of year again where the exams have crept up and the library is packed with students guzzling coffee in a bid to make it to the summer holidays, myself included! :)

For you first years this is your second set of college exams so most of you will know the story from Christmas but here are just a few reminders and tips for the exam season ahead.

If you haven’t got your exam timetable they are available now at the link below.

http://www.mis.nuigalway.ie/regexam/time_table_personal_form.asp

Remember the past exam papers are available online at this link:

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Subject choices for next year. Decisions, decisions, decisions...

on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:51
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-By Niamh Leonard & Mentors

As second semester is moving on by many of you may be wondering about what the next year of your course will entail. In some courses you will also have to make subject/module choices for next year. So we asked some of the mentors to give some tips about picking subjects for second year of your course and some general pieces of information they think would be handy to know about college next year.

Science.

The first thing you should do is try have an idea in what direction you want to continue your study.

Thoughts on Mentoring and How you can Take Part

on Wed, 03/02/2016 - 18:42
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Hey all,

For those of you thinking about becoming a mentor next year, and I highly suggest that you do consider signing up. It is a huge benefit to your CV and it is also a chance to help new first years coming into the university.

The link is here: http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg59133

It doesn’t take a huge amount of effort but it is really beneficial.

I’ve gathered together a few thoughts from current mentors of the programme so that you can get the opinions of those who are running the show right now.

Summer Options for Students

on Fri, 02/26/2016 - 05:57
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As we pass the halfway mark in the semester, along comes the impending doom of approaching exams and assignment deadlines. However, as they draw closer, there is also the promise of summer holidays. Last summer, many of you sat your Leaving Certs or equivalent exams, not fully tasting freedom till the end of June. This year, many of you will finish in the month of May …. So what can you possibly do with 3 or 4 full months of freedom?

Why the Students Union Elections are Important for All of Us!

on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:53
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Ok so it's that time of year again... where the streets are covered in posters of political candidates, and the doors are flooded with them canvassing! But hey... leave that to the parents to deal with... right? WRONG! It's now OUR turn guys, we have to become responsible and #UseOurVote! We can start to use our voice and get places by taking part in the NUIG Student Union Elections 2016/17! It's time to bring up all of those ideas and questions you may have and challenge them! This is how we can make the university a better place using all the facilities to their best advantage! 

It is so

Experience of being a Mentor/Mentor Leader/Recruitment for 2016/2017

on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:08
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Hey all! We've come to that time of the year when interest in becoming a mentor for next year's 1st years is peaking, which is exaclty what this blog will deal with - including the benefits that come with being a mentor,volunteering in general,and how to apply!

Firstly,my own experience as a mentor,and now a mentor leader, has,so far,been one that has benefitted me greatly both in terms of the skills that I have acquired from the programme,and in terms of being able to actively participate in one of the largest volunteering programmes in the college,which is a very gratifying experiece,as

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