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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:  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!


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.

Interested in being a Student Connect Mentor in 2015?

on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:34
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We are currently recruiting volunteer mentors for NUIG’s Student Connect Programme. The key benefits of the programme to first years and to you are shown below:

The key benefits of this programme or 1st Years is that it provides:

Ø First-hand knowledge of university life from a current student who knows exactly the concerns of incoming First Years.

Ø A capable confidante with whom you can rely on and go to without any hesitation.

Ø The mentoring programme is aimed to foster and encourage friendship within a mentor group and aid in the successful integration into university life.

The key

Safe Talk Training Course

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:45
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Upcoming Safe Talk Suicide Prevention Training Course on 26th March, 6:30 – 9:30pm in the Hardiman Building, Moore Institute seminar room.  FREE!   Places are limited, please contact to book your place.

Free Online Magazine

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:41
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Check out Student Health 101, a FREE, online magazine covering a variety of college life issues including stress, sleep, nutrition, alcohol, safer sex, study tips, and more. Each monthly issue includes videos of cookery demonstrations, fitness ideas, and NUI Galway students expressing their opinions. There is also a chance to win €750 euro in every issue!

meetings feedback mentors

on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:01
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Mentors will be meeting their Mentor Leaders and Programme Directors over the next 2 weeks in Aras Ui Chathail.

FREE Microsoft Office for all NUI Galway Students!

on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:36
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Hey guys

All NUI Galway students are now entitled to FREE Microsoft Office as part of the University's agreement with Microsoft.

There will be a representitive from Microsoft in the foyer of the library today and thursday to introduce this service to students and to answer any queries.


Student Connect Event during SU Mental Health Week

on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:03
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Mentors and Firsts should watch this space!  We are planning a free event in the college bar on Tuesday, 18th November.  The event is for 1st years to meet their mentors and the SU Welfare Crew.  Free Pizza for all!!!

Any and all suggestions welcome!


Safe Talk Training, November 13th

on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:53
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If any mentors or mentor leaders are interested in attending the SafeTALK Training please contact

Safe Talk is excellent suicide prevention training will be held on the 13th Nov., 6 – 9PM.  It is free, and participants receive a certificate.  Light refreshments will be provided. Places are limited so contact cindy asap!

If anyone has already attended this training please let us know if you found it useful and if so please encourage others to attend!