Monthly Archives: June 2013

NUI Galway establishes joint degree programme with Jiangnan University in China

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NUI Galway and Jiangnan University have signed a formal agreement to jointly offer a bachelor’s degree programme in Civil Engineering. The partnership between the universities was signed at a recent meeting in China between senior representatives from both universities.

Jiangnan University, which is situated in city of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, is recognised as one of China’s national prestigious “Project 211” universities. The new partnership will include student exchanges as well as increased research collaboration between the two universities.

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Purchasing a Mobile (Cell) Phone in Ireland

There are 6 main mobile phone service providers in Ireland.  The relevant websites are listed below. Please refer to the websites for information on special offers, price plans and free web text service.

http://www.vodafone.ie
http://www.O2.ie
http://www.meteor.ie
http://www.3ireland.ie
http://www.tescomobile.ie
http://www.emobile.ie

These service providers offer the option of “pay as you go” phones or an account option (i.e. contract with monthly bill).

The “pay as you go” option is ideal for international students, as there are no contracts and you can top up with credit as and when required.  Credit can be purchased online, at ATM machines, in shops or in dispensing machines.

There are several shops in Galway which sell mobile phones including The Carphone Warehouse (branches in the Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Rd and the Eyre Square Shopping Centre), the Vodafone Store, Eyre Square, 3Store, Shop St, O2 Store, Shop St., Meteor Shop, William St. It is a good idea to shop around to find the best deal available.

It’s still advisable take your existing mobile phone with you, in case you need access to your contacts etc., or for your first couple of days in Ireland, but please be aware that international roaming fees are very expensive.

It may also be possible to purchase an Irish SIM card to use in your existing phone, however this may depend on the model of your phone and the type of network used in your home country (e.g. GSM or CDMA).

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Our Favorite videos featuring Galway (part 9)

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly visits his ancestral home in Connemara.

A drive through video of Galway, along to the sound of Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, who used to live in Galway before going on to fame in his native USA.

A ramble through Galway on Halloween

One day in Galway… awesome video captures the sights and sounds of a great city.

Where else but on the train to Galway are you likely to see this happen!

The Wild Atlantic Way is set to be Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork.

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out our other collections of videos about Galway part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5  part 6part 7 and part 8.

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