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


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


Head of School 

Prof.  Alma McCarthy


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


Vice Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Dr.  Deirdre Curran 


An introduction to Blackboard and Q&A


Michael Coyne from the School of Law

Eilis O'Regan from the School of Business & Economics


Virtual Drop in for non-academic queries


School Office Admin Team


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


Marie Laffey - Head of Career Development Centre (CDC)


Kevin Davoren (Bcomm Graduate) 


Introducing the Student Volunteering: ALIVE Programme -

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


Lorraine Tansey





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


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

Dr. Mary Cosgrove,

Programme Director

Arts/Science Bldg - AC202


GY206 BSc Business Information Systems: Welcome from your Programme Director

Dr. David Kreps

Programme Director

Arts/Science Bldg - AC201


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


Comfort Break

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

Comfort Break




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


Welcome from the President, The Dean and the Student Union




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




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


 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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