We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Easter break. It’s hard to believe we are now in the final semester of what has been an extraordinarily challenging year. In this month’s newsletter we are asking you to register for the upcoming Guidance Counsellor information session on May 4th at 2pm. Also our Virtual Open Day will take place on Saturday 8th of May so please encourage your students to register for the event.
Thank-you for your support of the recent TY Taster Days. There was
great attendance by students over the two week programme. We have made recordings available of each day and links are available below. This month we are featuring GY105 BA History and the GY101 subject choice - Modern Irish Culture Studies (Literature and Music).
Finally we continue to add recordings to the Student Voice Podcast series so please encourage your students to listen in.
Until next month
Student Recruitment and Outreach Team
Guidance Counsellors Information Session
Tuesday, 4th May, 2021
We will be hosting a special information session for Guidance Counsellors on Tuesday May 4th from 2.00-3.30pm.
Register HERE to receive the event link. Schedule to follow
NEXT Undergraduate Virtual Open Day, Saturday 8th May, 2021
The Virtual Event will consist of Live talks for each course where students can interact with our academics and students and get their questions answered as well as a series of informative online talks. Registration for the virtual Open Day is now open and we would appreciate if you could encourage your students to register for the event in advance.
Bachelor of Arts (History) GY105
The BA History is now a four-year degree, which includes new learning pathways that offer guided choices and flexibility for students in their study as well as opportunities for work placements, study abroad and on-campus special studies in year 3.
- There are four pathways: Historical Studies; History and Globalisation Studies; History, Politics and Philosophy; History (double major)
- Students can combine their study of History (their ‘major’) with two other subjects (their ‘minors’) that complement History: they can choose from minors in Journalism and Global Media, Globalisation Studies, Political and Sociological Studies, Economics and Public Policy, Philosophy, French and Italian
- These pathways will prepare students for careers in the public and private sectors, including international development, the diplomatic and civil service, NGOs, journalism, publishing, marketing and media, the heritage industry, and education
Modern Irish Culture Studies (Literature and Music)
Modern Irish Culture Studies (Literature and Music )
SUBJECT CHOICE GY101
Modern Irish Culture Studies at NUI Galway is designed for any student with a strong interest in modern and contemporary Irish culture, particularly those whose preferred subjects at Leaving Certificate level include Irish, History, English or Music. Modern Irish Culture Studies (Literature and Music) explores Irish identities and key aspects of the Irish experience through the study of literature and music (and dance) in their historical and contemporary settings. Our students have careers in a broad range of occupations including journalism and communications, arts and heritage, publishing and the public service. Modern Irish Culture Studies at NUI Galway is unique and focuses on three specific areas of study: Irish Literature in English; Literature in Irish; and Irish Music and
Dance Studies. Irish language material is studied in English translation and all classes are taught through English.
Link to online programme brochure HERE
Engineering "Short Film Festival"
This is Engineering…' Short Film Festival took place on Tuesday 16th March 2021, as part of Engineers Week. The festival, sponsored by Engineers Ireland West Region in collaboration with SFI MaREI Centre and NUI Galway, showed short films from finalists of the #ThisIsEngineering2021 competition for third level engineering students. The aim was to explain engineering to primary and secondary school students through original, imaginative and engaging videos that arrest, entertain, provoke thought and showcase engineering. The competition was run as part of Engineers Week 2021 and was free to enter for all students registered on an engineering degree programme in a third level institution on the Island of Ireland. There were entries from 9 third level institutions on the
Island of Ireland – Waterford IT, IT Carlow, UCD, DCU, Ulster University, IT Sligo, GMIT, NUI Galway and UL.
Recording of the event and the finalists’ videos are available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineersweek/thisisengineering2021/
WATCH BACK the TY Taster Day RECORDINGS by clicking on each day below!
NEW NUI Galway Podcast Series
We continue to add to our Student Voice podcast series and we would encourage your students to listen to these short interviews with current NUI Galway students about their specific course.
Choosing a university marks a new chapter in any students life and we hope that these student blogs will provide your students with the information they need to make informed decisions.
From top tips on staying focused on the run-up to the Leaving Cert, to exploring the skills of a scientist, the NUI Galway blog will help your students through every stage of the university journey!
NUI Galway's School Liaison Team
West, South West & Midlands Regions
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