Find your 2020 vision — create your best year yet

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Padraig O’Connor and Joe Barrett, both training and coaching consultants, have joined forces to host a 2020 personal development workshop called Find Your 2020 Vision – create your best year yet. This one day workshop will take place on Saturday February 1 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

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Happy New Year 2020 from the French Institute

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

This is the time of the year for les bonnes résolutions. Start the new decade by joining a French class in the pleasant environment of the French Institute, Galway's very own French school, located in the Bridge Mills. The friendly staff are fully qualified, very experienced, and native, thus ensuring all students are immersed in an authentic linguistic and cultural experience.

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New Year – new beginnings at GRETB

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The new year means new beginnings, so now is the time to consider re-training to change career or learn a new skill. The GRETB Training Centre offers full time day, evening, and Saturday training courses and is continuously developing new options to meet the needs of learners and industry. Completing a course can offer many benefits from a personal and career perspective and can give access to new and different opportunities for the future.

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Learn Spanish at The Spanish Institute

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The Spanish Institute is starting the year with new courses for adults, teenagers, and children. The new term will start on February 3 and will offer a variety of Spanish classes to all levels, from beginner to advanced. The new schedule is available on the institute’s website www.spanishinstitute.ie and on its Facebook page.

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Irish language classes

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Conradh na Gaeilge is running a 10 week Irish language course for just €145. There will be four different levels available on this course, with classes held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The teachers have several years of experience facilitating classes to enable learners to develop what they hear, read, and speak in the language.

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Bodhran beginners course

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Rhythm is in everyone, and with some proper guidance from a professional teacher you could really surprise yourself and be playing along to trad music in no time.

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GRETB launches Skills to Advance programme

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

GRETB has launched the Skills to Advance programme, an initiative to support small and medium enterprises in maintaining and building staff skills and competencies. GRETB's director of further education and training, Eithne Nic Dhonnchadha, believes that continuous professional development is central to economic development and security of employment.

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Happy New Year from the French Institute

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

This is the time of the year for les bonnes résolutions. Start the new decade by joining a French class in the pleasant environment of the French Institute, Galway's very own French school, located in the Bridge Mills. The friendly staff are fully qualified, very experienced, and native, thus ensuring all students are immersed in an authentic linguistic and cultural experience.

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Mindful self-compassion training for wellbeing

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Our mental attitudes, beliefs, and expectations can have a big influence on whether we thrive and prosper or stagnate and decline. Rick Hanson, an eminent neuropsychologist, describes how the brain has a negativity bias designed to keep us safe rather than happy. He says that this makes our brain like Velcro for bad experience and Teflon for good experience.

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Sean-nós singing workshops at NUI Galway

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Caitlín Ní Chualáin, sean-nós singer-in-residence at NUI Galway, will give a second series of sean-nós singing workshops beginning at 7pm on Tuesday, January 14, and running every second week until February 11. The workshops will take place in the seminar room at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway.

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NUI Galway to hold information evening for mature students and adult learners

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

NUI Galway will hold an information evening next week focusing on the needs of mature students and adult learners who may be considering full-time or part-time studies for the 2020 academic year. The evening will take place on Wednesday, January 15, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society on NUI Galway’s north campus.

The event focuses on the diversity of learners’ needs and showcases the breadth of study opportunities the university offers to prospective students who may not have considered third level education previously.

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New year, new skill

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

The New Year has arrived and many of us have set goals and targets for 2020 which may include getting fit, going on a diet, or taking up a new pastime.

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Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre nominated for Language School of the Year 2020

Thu, Jan 02, 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, and QQI accreditation.

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Plan announced to double number of students learning through Irish

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, this week announced plans for the development of the first comprehensive Irish-medium education policy with an ambitious target of doubling the number of young people in Irish medium schools to 120,000.

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Happy New Year 2020 from the French Institute

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

This is the time of the year for les bonnes résolutions. Start the new decade by joining a French class in the pleasant environment of the French Institute, Galway's very own French school, located in the Bridge Mills. The friendly staff are fully qualified, very experienced, and native, thus ensuring all students are immersed in an authentic linguistic and cultural experience.

Read more ...

Find your 2020 vision — create your best year yet

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Padraig O’Connor and Joe Barrett, both training and coaching consultants, have joined forces to host a 2020 personal development workshop called Find Your 2020 Vision – create your best year yet. This one day workshop will take place on Saturday February 1 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

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How industry is using online learning and MOOCs to roll out operational excellence programmes

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

In 2013, IT Sligo launched Ireland's first free massive open online course (MOOC) on Lean Sigma Quality. This seven-week online course has now been delivered to more than 7,500 participants from Irish organisations.

The course consists of weekly online lectures, discussion boards, videos, and quizzes which provide an introduction to Lean and Six Sigma tools. At the end of each week a quiz is completed, and those successfully passing the full course receive a certificate of completion.

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GMIT Mayo announces innovative new industry-aligned MSc in digital media and marketing

Thu, Dec 26, 2019

GMIT Mayo has announced a brand-new part-time post graduate programme, the Master of Science in Digital Media and Marketing, which will commence delivery in January 2020. The two-year Level 9 course is suitable for those who hold a primary degree in any discipline and wish to gain a postgraduate qualification in this dynamic, high-demand skills set.

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Train with CNM for a new career in nutrition

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Retraining as a naturopathic nutritional therapist can open the door to a rewarding career helping yourself and others to better health. You can study for the diploma course in naturopathic nutrition part-time at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in Galway, Dublin, or Cork, and also online.

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Leaving Cert art history and appreciation study day

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

GALWAY ARTS Centre will host its annual study day for Leaving Cert art history and appreciation students on Tuesday January 21 from 9am to 3pm in the Nuns Island Theatre and Galway Arts Centre.

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