School of Business and Economics Orientation Schedule

First Year Orientation Week 2022

Orientation took place on Thursday 22nd September to Saturday 24th September 2022 

It was a great success thanks to all those that attended!

Enjoy your time here at the University of Galway 

Additional First Year Information

Click Link Here>>> 1st Year Handbook Bcomm AY22-23

‌‌‌‌Click for Undergraduate Timetables: Timetables

 Click for Current School Calendar

C‌lick for helpful "Tus Maith Getting Started" Website for New Students 

‌Introduction to the Library >> Click Here <<  Virtual Library Tour >> Click Here <<

Linked Videos

Introductions -  Students can watch these in their own time and refer back when needed 

Introducing Student Advisor >> Click Here << Teresa Lydon Student Advisor to the School of Business & Economics

Meet your Student Union  >> Click Here << School of Business Student Union (SU) Convenor

Thursday, 22nd September 2022 ONLINE Orientation Schedule

Time ThemeSpeaker

10.30-11.00

Welcome to the J.E Cairnes School of Business & Economics   

 

Head of School 

Prof.  Alma McCarthy

11.00-12.00   

Celebrating Difference: A Key Benefit of a University of Galway Education

 

Vice Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Dr.  Deirdre Curran 

12.00-13.00

An introduction to Blackboard and Q&A

 

Michael Coyne from the School of Law

Eilis O'Regan from the School of Business & Economics

13.00-14.00

Virtual Drop in for non-academic queries

 

School Office Admin Team

14.00-15.00

A Career Development overview and a Bcomm Alumni Guest Speaker - In this talk students will be provided with information on gaining work experience, including part-time jobs, insight days, and summer internships.

Alumni Guest Speaker Kevin is currently Senior Market Advisor at Enterprise Ireland, based in France, and has worked at the Central Bank as a Policy Analyst and as Planning and Policy Executive at Údarás na Gaeltachta https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevindavoren1/

 

Marie Laffey - Head of Career Development Centre (CDC)

 

Kevin Davoren (Bcomm Graduate) 

15.00-15.20

Introducing the Student Volunteering: ALIVE Programme -

Extracurricular programmes: How to Join in, make friends and earn campus Awards

 

Lorraine Tansey

15.20-15.30   

COMFORT BREAK 

COMFORT BREAK 

15.30-15.45

Introducing the Library 

 

Kris Meen

Friday, 23rd September 2022 - IN - PERSON ON CAMPUS Orientation Schedule

Venue / TimeThemeSpeaker

Arts /Science Bldg-O'Flaherty Theatre     

09.00 - 11.00

 

 

 

Bachelor of Commerce (+) Welcome from your Programme Directors. Information about optional modules - For Groups GY201, GY202, GY203, GY204 and GY208

 

 

 

10.00 am - Law - Nicola Murphy

10.10 am - Skills - Michael Campion

Comfort Break

10.30 am - Gaeilge - Dorothy Ní Uigín

10.40 am - German - Vincent O'Carroll

10.50 am - Spanish - Begoña Sangrador-Vegas

Dr. Johanna Clancy Current Programme Director, 

Dr. Martin Hughes Incoming Programme Director (Jan 23) 

Dr. Sharon Walsh 1st Year Head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts/Science Bldg- AC204

10.00-11.00  

GY207 Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting): Welcome from your Programme Director

Dr. Mary Cosgrove,

Programme Director

Arts/Science Bldg - AC202

10.00-11.00

GY206 BSc Business Information Systems: Welcome from your Programme Director

Dr. David Kreps

Programme Director

Arts/Science Bldg - AC201

09.00-11.00

GY209 Bcomm Global: Welcome from your Programme Director (1BC8), Placement and Study Abroad Officers

Dr. Edel Doherty, Programme Director and Placement Officers and Study Abroad Officers

11.00-11.30      

Comfort Break

Students must make their way to the Kingfisher auditorium for the University Welcome Presentation.

Comfort Break

 

KINGFISHER

11.30-13.30

College of Business, Public Policy and Law (CBPPL) Welcome 

THIS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE KINGFISHER AUDITORIUM 

Welcome from the President, The Dean and the Student Union

13.30-14.30   

LUNCH BREAK 

LUNCH BREAK 

Separate Rooms in J.E Cairnes Bldg for each Tribe - See List of Tribes for Room Details 

14.30-15.30

 

 

Galway City Tribes Promo Video

Battle of the Tribes Quiz - Round 1              

Room CA001 -  Blake Tribe

Room CA002 - D'Arcy Tribe 

Room CA003 - Lynch Tribe

Room CA004 - Kirwan Tribe

Room CA005 - Skerritt Tribe

Room CA115 - Martin Tribe

Room CA116 - Joyce Tribe

Room CA117 - Morris Tribe 

Room CA118 - Ffrench Tribe

Room CA111 - Bodkin Tribe

Room CA101 - Browne Tribe

 

 

 

FYI - You will be assigned your Tribe at the Reception of The J.E. Cairnes Building 

Cairnes Bldg - Joe Higgins Room

16.00-17.00

 Battle of the Tribes Quiz - Final Round    

ALL TRIBES ARE WELCOME - Even if you are knocked out PLEASE support your Tribe Member in the FINAL ROUND

Free Light Refreshments will be available in Joe Higgins Room in Cairnes Building

Task Master -

Prof. Jonathan Levie

The Evening of Friday 23rd and Saturday, 24th September ON-CAMPUS Student Services Orientation - Freshers Fest 

Time/Venue Theme Speakers

Friday & Saturday Events

Student Clubs, Societies and Student Services  Host Freshers Fest 2022

>>>Click Link for More Information<<<< 

Various Events - Explore the link provided for further information.

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