Monthly Archives: September 2012

Student Volunteering at NUI Galway

NUI Galway is recognised as Ireland’s leading university for student volunteering, with more than 2,000 registered student volunteers working in local and international communities.

All NUI Galway students can volunteer through the University’s ALIVE (A
Learning Initiative and the Volunteering Experience) programme, established to support NUI Galway students who wish to volunteer.

Volunteering Week at NUI Galway – 24th September – 28th September 2012

Volunteering Week is your chance to meet and mingle through the variety of volunteer opportunities offered to NUI Galway students both on and off campus.

The week kick starts with information stands about volunteering, followed by the Volunteering Fair and leading to a one-day biltz of volunteering in the community on a specfic project.

Check out the website for details of what’s happening each day.


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Some lesser known features and hidden treasures of the NUI Galway campus.

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This week’s post is dedicated to some lesser known features and hidden treasures of the NUI Galway campus.

James Mitchell Museum

Galway’s Hidden Museum‘ is located on the first floor of the south-east corner of the Quadrangle. The museum, named after Professor James Mitchell, Chair of Geology 1921-1966, houses rocks, minerals and fossils, collected from the foundation of the college back in the 1840s to the present day.

Royal Coat Of Arms

A Royal Coat of Arms carving, featuring the lion and unicorn on either side of the great shield, is situated behind the Quadrangle. The carving was originally installed above the portico of the Galway Courthouse, when Ireland was part of the United Kingdom, but was removed for safe keeping during the Irish War of Independence (1919-21).

Marine and Zoology Museum

The Zoology and Marine Biology Museum, or ‘Dead Zoo’ is located in the Ryan Institute…

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Fall Recruitment Week, USA, 2012

We are delighted to announce that representatives from NUI Galway will attend a number of information sessions and education fairs in the United States this coming Fall.

Fall Recruitment Week

Fall Recruitment Week

NACAC National Conference, 4-6 October 2012

Colorado Convention Center

700 14th Street

Denver, CO 80202

Denver National College Fair, 7 October 2012

Colorado Convention Center

700 14th Street

Denver, CO 80202

Irish Universities Open House (New York), October 10, 7-9PM REGISTER NOW!

Xavier High School, 30 West 16th Street New York

New York, NY 10011

Irish Universities Open House, (Pearl River), October 11, 7-9PM REGISTER NOW!

Pearl River High School

135 West Crooked Hill Road

Pearl River

New York, NY 10965

Irish Universities Open House, (Boston), October 13, 2-4PM REGISTER NOW!

Boston College High School

150 Morrissey Blvd

Boston, MA 02125

Irish Universities Open House, (Fairfiled, CT), October 14, 2-4PM REGISTER NOW!

Fairfield Library

1080 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

Students, parents and college counsellors are all welcome to attend these events. For more information, please contact:

Brian Hussey

International Affairs Office

National University of Ireland, Galway


t: + 353 (0)91 495358

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