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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.

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.

Happy Christmas!

on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:04
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Hey everyone!

It’s hard to believe semester one is almost over and the exam season has already started! Hope you have all figured out your exam timetables and that exams are going well for everyone!

Exams can be a stressful time but remember that they’ll be over shortly, and you can enjoy the Christmas preparation after that! If you feel that everything is getting on top of you, don’t hesitate to talk to someone – be it your friend, mentor, student services. There is some really helpful advice on previous blogs too!

Hopefully everyone has enjoyed semester one; keep tuned in with your

volunteering in and out of college

on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 11:56
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Volunteering can be a very mysterious area for first years. It has neither the leisure and social allure possessed by the societies which naturally draw curiosity and interest or the more recreational aspects of the clubs sector. Volunteering can be difficult to approach due to what it simply boils down to, which is simply put “helping out” within a wide variety of different areas.

Making friends and getting involved with college

on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 21:27
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Making friends in a new environement such as college is an obstacle each and everyone of us has to face at some stage. Whether you come to college with your friends, or peers from your secondary school you aren't always guaranteed that you will be with eachother in classes and labs! That is when you realise you need to actually 'speak to someone who is not that person youv'e been with since primary school' (Sighs). The transition between secondary school and third level can be quite daunting.

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

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.

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.

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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