Alumni Links Autumn 2020

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Message from the President

I hope you are all staying safe and well.

Our university community has weathered many challenges together in the past nine months, transitioning much of our teaching and learning online, and adapting student supports and services for virtual delivery. We are now halfway through this extraordinary semester and, despite the impacts of Level 5 measures on our study, work and lives, our university mission continues.

Together, our community is helping in the fight against COVID-19. Our researchers continue to apply expertise and innovation in understanding, preventing and combatting the effects of the virus. Our staff and students are volunteering in testing and contact tracing, giving their time to help others. And, beyond that, our people are taking small steps in their own lives to protect and support others at this time, evidenced by the dramatic fall in cases of COVID-19 in the west of Ireland in recent weeks.

We commend this effort and we thank our university community for all of the work that they have been doing to sustain our research and innovation, teaching and learning, supports and services under the most challenging of circumstances.

We remember that we stand with gratitude on the shoulders of those who have gone before, including you, our alumni. I invite you to find out more about this incredible response. I hope you agree that together our university community, NUI Galway, is delivering on our promise to be a university for our time and for the public good.

Stay well and safe.
Go raibh maith agaibh,
Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh
Uachtarán - President

frontline worker

Are you a Frontline COVID-19 worker?

Calling all front line NUI Galway graduates! Extraordinary times require extraordinary people. Whether you are working in healthcare, education, childcare, public services, local and national government, retail or utilities, we want to hear from you. Simply tell us your name, graduation year, current employment, two lines about you, your hopes post COVID-19 and a head and shoulders photo on a white background for our next edition of Cois Coiribe 2020 – a magazine for alumni, staff and friends of NUI Galway....more

Quadrangle Governing Elections

University’s Governing Authority, Údarás na hOllscoile Elections

February 2021 marks the beginning of a new 4-year term of office for the University’s Governing Authority, Údarás na hOllscoile. An election will be held to elect four Graduates of the University, at least one to be female and at least one to be male. The call for nominations is now open and will remain open until 5pm on November 30th 2020. If you are aware of graduates who are not registered with the Alumni Office and do not have access to this email, can you please ensure that they are made aware of this notice. To register for voting, contact us... more

Graduate Open Day alumni Links

Thinking about Returning to do a Postgraduate Course?

The NUI Galway VIRTUAL Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Tuesday, 24th November. This is your opportunity to virtually meet lecturers and postgraduate students, see what postgraduate programmes are on offer, and to talk online with staff from Postgraduate Admissions, Career Development Centre, Graduate Studies, Fees Office, International Office, Adult Learning, and other student support services. You can pre-register to attend online now at: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduate-open-day/register/. We also have a range of online and distance learning postgraduate opportunities and conversion courses, which you can browse here.

Engineering Medicine Degree

NUI Galway Launches Europe’s First Dual Medicine-Engineering Programme

NUI Galway has launched Europe's first dual Medicine-Engineering, or Physicianeer programme. The new dual programme will allow students ... more

Global Clinical Trial

NUI Galway Launches Global Clinical Trial for Heart Patients

NUI Galway and @SMTStents team up to conduct global clinical trial of a new generation of stents on patients suffering severe coronary artery disease ... more

Assessment Model

New Assessment Model for Treatment of Coronary Artery Diseases

Researchers at NUI Galway’s CORRIB Research Centre for Advanced Imaging and Core Laboratory have developed a new model for assessing treatments to improve outcomes for patients with complex coronary artery disease ... more

NUI Galway Awarded €7.5 Million for Next Generation Graduates Project

NUI Galway has been awarded €7.5 million in funding this week for its ‘ASPIRE: Next Generation Graduates’ project ... more

Venari

‌NUI Galway Spinout Company, Venari Medical, Secures $5.3 Million Investment

Venari Medical, an innovative medical device company based in Galway recently raised $5.3 million (€4.5 million) in seed equity ... more

Tuam

Cillian Murphy narrates Other: Stories from the Tuam Mother and Baby Home

Other: Stories from the Tuam Mother and Baby Home shares the stories of survivors Teresa O’Sullivan, Peter Mulryan and Christine Carroll as they describe the impact on their lives of being born in the institution. Narrated by Actor and Patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway, Cillian Murphy. Listen to the podcasts on:
iTunes :: Soundcloud :: Spotify :: Stitcher

books

An Post Irish Book Awards: Cast Your Vote

Great news for some of the talented authors in our community as the An Post Irish Book Awards were announced this week. Congratulations to NUI Galway graduate, Mark Tighe, whose book Champagne Football (co-authored with Paul Rowan) is on the Sports Book of the Year Shortlist, to NUI Galway Lecturer Elaine Feeney, whose debut novel As You Were for the Novel of the Year Award and to Sarah Anne Buckley and John Breslin, whose book Old Ireland in Colour has been nominated for the Best Irish Published Book of the Year ... more

Micheal Ryan

Remembering Micheál Ryan, BE Graduate

Micheál (Mick) Ryan who died last year in the Ethiopian Airlines crash while working as Deputy Chief Engineer for the United Nations World Food Programme, Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2020. He used his engineering degree to help some of the most vulnerable communities in the world through his work with the UN. This work helped to bring about transformational changes on a global level. His work, and the work of people like Micheál, is inspirational and shows the contribution that engineers can make to sustainable development and dealing with pressing climate change and geopolitical issues. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Alumni Trailblazers Navy

Alumni Trailblazers

Congratulations to NUI Galway alumni, Roberta O'Brien - the first woman in the history of the Naval Service to achieve the rank of Commander, the third-highest rank in the navy and to Tahlia Britton, who has become the Irish Navy's first female diver.

Roberta has been a trailblazer for women in the Irish military, having joined the Permanent Defence Forces in 1995, the first ever intake of female personnel into the Irish Navy along with her classmate Orlaith Gallagher.

Always a keen watersports person, Tahlia knew she wanted to join the military but at her parents' urging completed a degree at NUI Galway in Podiatry before joining the Navy in 2014. She is the current Gunnery Officer on LÉ James Joyce.

Sustainability

Sustainability Strategy 2020-2025 - We Want Your Input

What do you think of the targets, measures of success and objectives we have set? How can we improve the strategy? We would love to hear from you ... more

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Online Events

November 17th: Huston School of Film & Digital Media and The Moore Institute at NUI Galway present a Q&A with Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, directors of IFTA Best Film 2020 'Ordinary Love'.
November 24th: The NUI Galway VIRTUAL Postgraduate Open Day 
November 28th: Join Donncha O'Connell Established Professor of Law at NUI Galway, and Mike Chinoy, former CNN correspondent and author of Are You With Me? 
December 3rd: School of Law 10th Annual Distinguished Lecture in Law with The Hon. Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan, Advocate General of the European Court of Justice. 
Don't miss out: 74 Days: The Hunger Strike of Terence MacSwiney presented by Sarah-Ann Buckley, NUI Galway historian.

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We will shortly be mailing you Cois Coiribe 2020 - a magazine for alumni, staff and friends of NUI Galway. If you have moved house, update your address to receive a copy to your door...more