'My job is now so varied and rewarding'

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Despite already being qualified as a nutritionist, I felt something was missing and there was more I needed to learn to expand my knowledge and advance my career.

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Anxiety and stress among young people and older adults as a result of Covid-19

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s mental health to a greater or lesser degree. We are all trying to look after ourselves as best we can under the circumstances, but so much uncertainty from day to day, not just from week to week, takes its toll. But young people and children need extra help, support, and attention to reassure them that this too will pass.

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NUI Galway to host virtual undergraduate open day

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

NUI Galway will host its autumn undergraduate open day this Saturday from 12 noon to 4pm. The event, which has been reimagined as a virtual event in line with current public health guidelines, will provide an extensive interactive online experience which will allow students, parents, and guidance counsellors to explore courses and careers and to connect with NUI Galway staff and students throughout the day.

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New pharmacy retail counter assistant course

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

A new pharmacy retail counter assistant course will start at the GRETB Training Centre in Mervue, Galway, in November.

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Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre – open for business with Failte Ireland Safety Charter

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, a Department of Education recognised training institute now in its 33rd year of business, is a quality school with Cambridge Exams Centre recognition, EAQUALS, Quality English, ACELS/QQI, and FETAC accreditation. The school has just successfully completed reengagement and accreditation with Quality and Qualifications Ireland as a higher education provider.

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NUI Galway launches Ideas Academy Halloween camp

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

NUI Galway, in partnership with the HEA, recently launched the Ideas Academy Halloween camp. The academy is an online Halloween camp for second level students in transition year and senior cycle who want to create ideas that enhance the quality of life, and reimagine how ordinary problems related to Covid-19 can be solved in extraordinary ways.

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GMIT to host online coding activities as part of DojoMór 2020

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

GMIT is among the institutes hosting hosting DojoMór2020, an exciting online coding event for people aged seven to 17, taking place on Saturday October 24. The event will see young people right across Ireland learn to create a simple game, build a website, and programme some electronics. This a free event; interested participants can register for one or more workshops at www.dojomor.ie.

DojoMór2020 will involve multiple local classroom workshops being streamed live to attendees from around the country from staff in colleges such as GMIT, CIT, IT Tralee, Waterford IT, Maynooth University, Dundalk IT, Letterkenny IT, and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, as well as from Offaly County Council. The event is funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

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CompTIA Network+ online tutor support and workshops course with GRETB Training Centre

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Build your career in network administration with a 10-week online course starting on November 2. This self-directed course will have one online workshop per week through a learning platform with a tutor. The tutor will provide support for the other three and a half days.

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How to make the change to a sales role

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Q: I am considering moving into a sales role. I am an outgoing person who likes dealing with people. I think I would thrive in a commercial environment. I have not got much experience and due to the current situation, I would like some advice on how to make the move and succeed in the role? What are the main skills I need? (BC, email).

A: Moving sectors is rarely easy, and our COVID-19 world is not making it any simpler. But one thing is certain: we have not stopped buying stuff, and we still need people to sell to us, writes Ines Gonzalez, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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‘Exam Ready’ – the Leaving Certificate English Revision course is back!

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Join King Lear Intensive Revision Seminar, October 28th (Mid Term Break) via Zoom! With all the uncertainty of the past few months, there is a lot of concern from both Leaving Certificate 2021 students and their parents. Many feel unprepared after missing several months of school throughout the year.

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Science and art workshops for children

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Interactive art and science workshops for children will take place in Galway next week, in a collaboration between CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Medical Devices, and the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

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Classes and workshops at Engage Art Studios

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Engage Art Studios in Lower Salthill is hosting a new Visual Arts Education programme for adults throughout October and November, with classes in portrait painting and etching.

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Galway City Museum recognised for its sea science exhibition

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Galway City Museum has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2020 Travellers' Choice award-winner for Top Tourist Attraction in Ireland. Based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller feedback, placing them in the top 10 per cent of attractions around the globe.

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Children’s swimming classes in Clarinbridge

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Braemor Swimming Club has announced its return to classes in Clarinbridge on Fridays at 5.20pm and 6.10pm. The 5.20pm class caters for beginners and improvers. Under Braemor's expert care even the most nervous child can learn to swim. The club's experienced, qualified, teachers pay close attention to all pupils' technique, ensuring they learn to breathe correctly on front crawl.

The 6.15pm lane swimming class focuses on all four strokes and ensures pupils can swim for longer distances with ease. Swimming is an essential survival skill which all Braemor pupils can and do attain.

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GRETB Training Centre to offer beauty therapist traineeship in Tuam

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

A new beauty therapist traineeship will start in Tuam in November. The programme has been running very successfully in Tuam since 1998. Over the years the course has evolved and changed based on the needs of the sector. A very sizeable number of past students are working in salons all over Ireland and abroad and many have opened their own salons and are running very successful businesses. A number of past students have also won prestigious national awards.

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Galway Executive Skillnet extends availability of its back to employment programmes

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Have you been out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Galway Executive Skillnet can help you get back on your career path.

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Options now available to the class of 2020

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Patricia Uí Fhlaithearta,

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Choose a PLC course at GTI For Your Further Education

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Galway Technical Institute (GTI) is the leading College of Further Education in the West of Ireland. In uncertain times, a one-year course at GTI is a positive choice for your future. Experienced GTI staff have risen to the challenge of working in an online learning environment and planning for full-time courses for 2020-2021 is at an advanced stage. GTI is excited to embrace this new blended learning approach and is committed to the belief that our students will succeed in their chosen vocational area.

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Merlin College Leaving Cert exam success

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

"Merlin College - Nobody is different because everybody is", is a line that has been used in Merlin College since its’ inception in 2013 to celebrate the great diversity that exists in the school. The beauty and drive that comes from such diversity is not only reflected in the sporting, cultural and artistic endeavours of the students but the academic also, as is evident again, from this year’s Leaving Certificate Results.

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Student achievements celebrated at Kumon 2020 awards

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

The achievements of students of all ages and abilities were safely celebrated at the Kumon 2020 Awards held at the Galway Greyhound Stadium. Presentations were made in single household groups who stood for a photoshoot (by Murtography) with the Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Michael Cubbard while the entire ceremony was livestreamed (by SoundtoLight) to the cars of the waiting families, and indeed, to their friends and relatives across the globe.

The Kumon programmes in Maths and English are completely individualised, finding the just right start point for each student from a diagnostic assessment. The student progresses through doing a small amount of work daily, (20 minutes or less) at a pace best suited to that student. The programme is designed to encourage independent learning, and over time, with committed study, many students work far ahead of their age.

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