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World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

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World Suicide Prevention Day | An Lá Domhanda um Fhéinmharú a Chosc

Saturday 10th of September 2022 is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Don’t be afraid to reach out, you’re not alone | Ná bíodh eagla ort cabhair a lorg; níl tú leat féin.

List of Mental Health Supports

Acmhainní Meabhairshláinte

6 Ways to Take Action Today

  1. Sign up for Jigsaw 5-A-Day for Mental Health Free One Hour Workshop HERE
  2. Do the Ohana Zero Suicide Training online – it’s free and only takes 20 minutes HERE
  3. LivingWorks Start is a free 90 minute online interactive training progamme that will give you the skills and knowledge to keep others safe from suicide. Sign up details HERE
  4. Download the Galway Safe App which aims to reduce drownings in Galway City. Info HERE
  5. Sign up for WRAP® which is an evidence-based programme that develops personalised tools to help manage distress and promote positive mental health. More info HERE.
  6. Free Stress Control online training is available again from next Monday 12th Sept. Click HERE for the videos and the free resources for mental health and wellbeing.

A problem shared is a problem halved | Laghdú gach anró é a roinnt.

Refreshers Fair

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Refreshers Fair 

After 2 years with no Freshers’ Fairs we’ve a HUGE Refreshers Fair for all new and returning students 11am-4pm Tuesday 13th of September in Áras na Mac Léinn. Make sure to come down and join us!

Includes:

SU FREE Rudaí Áille goodie bags including your FREE SU Welcome Magazine.

Food Trucks including Ember FirehouseJuice Genie, Handsome Burger and Joachim’s German Bratwurst outside Áras na Mac Léinn

Giant inflatable games in the Bailey Allen Hall

Tunes and free wall planners from Flirt FM

Vintage Clothes Pop Up with Whack Vintage in The Cube

Freebies, student offers, prizes and surprises from our Exhibitors including: Matt O’Flaherty’s Pharmacy, Kingfisher Gym, Domino’s Pizza, Claddagh Credit Union, Hot Press, Excel Recruitment, Pálás Cinema, Citylink, Pepsi Max, HSE Sexual Wellbeing Pop Up, Bus Éireann, Lycamobile and 48.

Volunteering Opportunities with ALIVE 

 

 

Get Involved!

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Get Involved

Ways to get involved with your SU this year |Bealaí le páirt a ghlacadh i do Chomhaltas i mbliana

⭐️Become a Class Rep | Bí i d’Ionadaí Ranga
⭐️Join the Welfare Crew | Glac páirt sa Chriú Leasa
⭐️Run for Election | Seas sa Toghchán
⭐️Join the Event Crew | Glac páirt sa Chriú Siamsaíochta
⭐️Join Coiste Gaeilge | Glac páirt i gCoiste na Gaeilge
⭐️Fundraise for the SU Charities | Glac páirt sa Dúshlán Cartanachta

SU Life Skills Courses Now Enrolling

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Launches Practical Training for Students  

NUI Galway Students’ Union today launched their Life Skills courses for the 2022/23 academic year. Since 2009 the Students’ Union has been running a wide range of subsidised courses for the 19,000 students of NUI Galway with the aim of increasing their practical knowledge. These courses help to improve the employment prospects of students during and after college by boosting their CV’s. The courses also teach them important life skills including how to save lives. 

Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer said: “We are delighted to announce details of our Life Skills courses for the year ahead. Whether it’s learning Sign Language or gaining the skills to administer CPR, all of these courses help to provide a well-rounded education for our students whilst also helping them to make their CV’s stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.”  

The courses on offer from the Students’ Union include:  

  • Sign Language 
  • Heart Saver AED Training  
  • Mental Health Awareness Courses  
  • Gaeilge Classes  
  • Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre 

The full course descriptions, costs and booking information can be found at: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/ 

NUI Galway Students’ Union is a democratic organisation whose mission is “to represent its members and promote, defend and vindicate the rights of its members at all levels of society.” 

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Oiliúint Phraiticiúil do Mhic Léinn Seolta ag Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh  

Inniu sheol Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh cúrsaí Scileanna Saoil don bhliain acadúil 2022/23. Tá réimse leathan cúrsaí fóirdheonaithe á reáchtáil ag Comhaltas na Mac Léinn  ón mbliain 2009 i leith don 19,000 mac léinn in OÉ Gaillimh d’fhonn a gcuid eolais phraiticiúil a mhéadú. Cuidíonn na cúrsaí seo le hionchais fostaíochta na mac léinn a fheabhsú le linn an choláiste agus agus ina dhiaidh trí bhíthin a CVanna a threisiú. Múintear scileanna saoil tábhachtacha dóibh ar na cúrsaí freisin, lena n-áirítear cén chaoi beatha a shábháil. 

Bhí an méid seo a leanas le rá ag Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, Leas-Uachtarán/Oifigeach Leasa agus Comhionannais, Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: “Tá an-áthas orainn sonraí ár gcúrsaí Scileanna Saoil a fhógairt don bhliain amach romhainn. Cibé an mbaineann sé leis an Teanga Chomharthaíochta a fhoghlaim nó leis na scileanna a ghnóthú chun ACS a thabhairt, déanann na cúrsaí seo go léir a gcion féin le hoideachas leathan a thabhairt dár gcuid mac léinn. Chomh maith leis sin, cabhraíonn siad leo CV a bheith acu a sheasfaidh amach sa slua agus post á lorg acu.”  

I measc na gcúrsaí a bheidh á dtairiscint ag Comhaltas na Mac Léinn an seimeastar seo tá:  

  • Teanga Chomharthaíochta 
  • Oiliúint ACS  
  • Cúrsaí Feasachta Meabhairshláinte  
  • Gaeilge  
  • Oiliúint um Nochtadh ó Ionad Éigeandála um Éigniú na Gaillimhe 

 

Is féidir tuairiscí iomlána ar na cúrsaí, costais agus faisnéis áirithinte a fháil ag: https://su.nuigalway.ie/su-services/su-life-skills/

 

Eagraíocht dhaonlathach é Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh arb é a mhisean ná ionadaíocht a dhéanamh dá chuid ball, agus cearta na mball sin a chur chun cinn, a chosaint agus a chur i bhfeidhm ar gach leibhéal den tsochaí. 

Early Bird Ents

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Early Bird Ents | Imeachtaí Luatha Siamsaíochta

FREE Events to welcome all our early arrivals to NUI Galway!

• Croagh Patrick Hike 09:30-18:00 Sunday 28th August – Sign up via NUIG Mountaineering Club HERE. Immerse yourself in the wilderness! This hike will take you up the slopes of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo. Make sure to bring hiking boots and waterproofs.

• Board Games Night 18:00-20:30 Monday 29th August in the Hub downstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. Come along to this board game extravaganza. Everything from chess and monopoly to giant jenga and cards against humanity. This is a non alcoholic event.

• Pub Quiz 19:00-21:00 Tuesday 30th August in the Corrib Room, Sult, NUI Galway. A classic pub quiz held in Sult the Students’ Union bar. Teams are created on the night so come along and meet new people.

• Global Night 19:00-23:30 Wednesday 31st August at Sult, NUI Galway. Join us in Sult the Students’ Union bar for an unforgettable night of music and dancing. DJ on till late.

• Speed Friending 17:00-19:00 Thursday 1st September in the Corrib Room, Sult, NUI Galway. Want to meet new people? Check this out. Guaranteed not awkward!

• Arriba Night 19:00-23:00 Thursday 1st September at Sult, NUI Galway. Show your moves with a fun-filled Latin mix, reggaeton night at Sult!

• Karaoke Night 19:00-23:00 Friday 2nd September at Sult, NUI Galway.

• Scavenger Hunt All Day Saturday 3rd September – Sign up HERE before 16:00 Friday 2nd September. You will be allocated a team and can take part in the hunt when it suits you 09:00-18:00 Saturday 3rd September around Galway City.

• Gaeilge 101 18:00-19:30 Monday 5th September in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn. An introduction to one of Ireland’s national languages. Get to know some basic Irish Language phrases and phonetics to get you started on your Gaeilge journey!

  • Campus Tours 11:00 + 14:00 Each Day 29/08, 30/08, 31/08/1/09, 2/09, 5/09, 6/09, 7/09, 8/09 and 9/09. Join your guide for a 45 minute tour of campus to get yourself orientated. MEETING POINT: The Big Yellow Thing outside the Library. Find out where everything is on campus – all the important buildings, best places for coffee etc
  • Galway City Tours 17:00 1st Sept and 14:00 + 17:00 4th-11th September. MEETING POINT: The Student Plaza outside Áras na Mac Léinn. Join us for a walking tour of Galway to get to know the city. Tea/coffee/treats available.
  • Fáilte Mornings 12:00-13:00 in the Corrib Room at Sult Monday-Friday until Friday 9th September. No booking needed just drop in for a chat!

Limited spaces – register on Eventbrite HERE for your tickets for each event

These events are brought to you by NUI Galway International Office, NUI Galway Students’ Union, ALIVE and Galway Volunteer Centre.

SU Charity Applications Are Open

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Students’ Union Invite Applications to Annual Charity Fund

NUI Galway Students’ Union has opened the application process for Charities wishing to be considered as beneficiaries for its annual fundraising campaign for 2022/23. Last year students ran a series of events including a giant Christmas Raffle, a Taylor Swift night, saucy Sex Toy Bingo, charity Take Me Out, table quizzes, and a Sports Day. They raised €11,000 for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and BeLonG To Youth Services.

Application forms for the 2022/23 fund are available from the Students’ Union website here: NUIG SU Charity Application Form 2022 and the closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 29th of August 2022. Please note that any canvassing will automatically disqualify your charity from this process.

Students’ Union Vice-President/Welfare and Equality Officer Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer said: “Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities. This year we hope to raise even more money for good causes with our Charity events. These events will encourage our students to get involved in helping their community whilst also making friends and having fun.”

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Fáilte á Cur ag Comhaltas na Mac Léinn roimh Iarratais ar an gCiste Bliantúil Carthanachta

Tá Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh ag glacadh le hiarratais anois ó Charthanais ar mian leo a n-ainm a chur sa rith le haghaidh an fheachtais bhliantúil tiomsaithe airgid do 2022/23. I measc na n-imeachtaí a d’eagraigh mic léinn anuraidh bhí Crannchur Ollmhór na Nollag, Oíche Taylor Swift, Biongó Gnéasbhréagán, Take Me Out ar son carthanachta, tráth na gceist, agus Lá Spórt. Bhailigh siad €11,000 ar son Ionad Éigeandála na Gaillimhe um Éigniú agus Sheirbhísí Óige BeLonG To.

Tá foirmeacha iarratais ar chiste 2022/23 le fáil ó láithreán gréasáin Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: NUIG SU Charity Application Form 2022  agus ní mór iarratais a chur isteach faoi 5 i.n., Dé Luain, an 29 Lúnasa 2022. Tabhair faoi deara go ndéanfar do charthanas a dhícháiliú go huathoibríoch má dhéantar aon iarracht canbhasáil ar a shon.

Bhí an méid seo a leanas le rá ag Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, Leas-Uachtarán/Oifigeach Leasa agus Comhionannais Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: “Tá traidisiún na carthanachta go smior i mic léinn OÉ Gaillimh d’ainneoin na gciorruithe uile agus na ndúshlán a bhíonn le sárú acu gach uile lá. Tá súil againn níos mó airgid ná riamh a bhailiú i mbliana ar son cúiseanna maithe trínár nImeachtaí Carthanachta. Spreagfaidh na himeachtaí seo ár gcuid mac léinn lena gcion féin a dhéanamh ar son a bpobal, chomh maith le cairde nua a dhéanamh agus spraoi a bheith acu ag an am céanna.”

SU Cloakroom and Engineering Desk Jobs

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SU Cloakroom and Engineering Desk Job Applications

Applications are now OPEN for the vacant positions at the NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom and Engineering Building Information Desk for the 2022/23 academic term.

Please send your CV together with cover letter to Joanna Brophy, Assistant Manager, NUI Galway Students’ Union by email only to joanna.brophy@nuigalway.ie before 1pm on Monday 29th of August 2022.

Full job description is available HERE: Job-Description-SU-Engineering-Desk-Staff (1)

Late applications will not be accepted.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom will be open 9am-5pm Monday – Friday and the Engineering Desk will be open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday during term time in semester 1.

Please only apply if you will be free to work during these hours.

Please note: You must be available for training on Friday 2nd September 2022 and be prepared to start work on Monday 5th September 2022. 

New Students’ Union President Takes Office

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New Students’ Union President Takes Office

Sai Gujulla has taken up the role of President of NUI Galway Students’ Union which is the representative group of over 19,000 students. Sai, a biomedical engineering student, was elected by his peers earlier this year and has now taken the reins in the Students’ Union. He held the role of Convenor of the College of Science and Engineering with the SU last year.

Sai follows in the footsteps of President Michael D Higgins who was the NUI Galway Students’ Union President back in 1964. He will be working closely with the other SU Officers including the Vice President/Welfare and Equality Officer Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, the Vice President/Education Officer Joe Mee and the Vice President for the Irish Language Barry Ó Siochrú.

Students’ Union President Sai Gujulla said: “I am delighted to take up this prestigious role representing the students of NUI Galway. It will be another challenging year as we are in the midst of a Cost of Living Crisis but myself and the other SU Officers will be working hard this year for our students. NUI Galway students will need extra support in these testing circumstances to ensure that they have the best possible student experience. We are here for our students and are ready to defend their rights.”

PICTURED (Left to Right): Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, Joe Mee, Sai Gujulla agus Barry Ó Siochrú (NUI Galway Students’ Union)

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Uachtarán nua ar Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn tar éis dul i mbun oifige

Sai Gujulla tar éis dul i mbun oifige mar Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, an grúpa ionadaíoch do bhreis agus 19,000 mac léinn. Mac léinn innealtóireachta bithleighis é Sai. Toghadh a chomh-mhic léinn ní ba luaithe sa bhliain é agus tá sé anois tar éis teacht i gceannas ar an gComhaltas. Ba é Tionólaí Choláiste na hEolaíochta agus na hInnealtóireachta leis an gComhaltas anuraidh.

Tá Sai ag déanamh mar a rinne an tUachtarán Mícheál D. Ó hUigínn roimhe, a bhí ina uachtarán ar Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh siar in 1964. Beidh sé ag obair as lámha a chéile le hOifigigh eile an Chomhaltais, lena n-áirítear Leas-Uachtarán/An tOifigeach Leasa agus Comhionannais, Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, Leas-Uachtarán/An tOifigeach Oideachais, Joe Mee, agus Leas-Uachtarán/Oifigeach na Gaeilge, Barry Ó Siochrú.

Bhí an méid seo a leanas le rá ag Sai Gujulla, Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn: “Tá an-áthas orm glacadh leis an ról iontach tábhachtach seo ag déanamh ionadaíochta do mhic léinn OÉ Gaillimh. Tá bliain dhúshlánach eile i ndán dúinn toisc go bhfuil muid i lár Géarchéim Costais Maireachtála, ach is féidir talamh slán a dhéanamh de go mbeidh mé féin agus na hOifigigh eile ag obair go dian ar son na mac léinn go léir. Beidh tacaíocht bhreise ag teastáil ó mhic léinn OÉ Gaillimh ag an am crua seo lena chinntiú go mbeidh siad in ann an leas is fearr is féidir a bhaint as saol an mhic léinn. Is ar mhaithe leis na mic léinn atá muid agus tá muid faoi réir lena gcearta a chosaint.

SA GHRIANGHRAF (Ó Chlé go Deas): Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, Joe Mee, Sai Gujulla agus Barry Ó Siochrú (Comhaltas na Mac Léinn OÉ Gaillimh)

Students’ Union Raises €11,000 for Charity

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Students’ Union Raises €11,000 for Charity

NUI Galway Students’ Union today presented the proceeds of their year of fundraising events to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and BeLonG To Youth Services. The unique charity events held throughout the academic year raised a total of €11,000 for the two charities.

Events held over the year included a giant Christmas Raffle, a Taylor Swift night, saucy Sex Toy Bingo, charity Take Me Out, table quizzes, and a Sports Day. There were also charity book, cake and clothes sales. The challenges helped the NUI Galway community to stay active and engaged whilst raising funds for two great causes.

Students’ Union President Róisín Nic Lochlainn said: “The response to our year of fundraising events was fantastic and it helped us all feel connected as a campus.  NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves again this year.”

Students’ Union Vice-President/Education Officer Clodagh McGivern added: “In what has been a stressful academic year it’s great that the students of NUI Galway have put such a huge effort in to raising funds to help others. We are delighted to be presenting €11,000 to these two amazing charities who do so much for those in need. To have raised so much is a great achievement for all involved.”

Pictured (Left to Right): Susan Costello (Galway Rape Crisis Centre), Róisín Nic Lochlainn (NUIG SU) and Lorna Shanley (NUIG SU)

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€11,000 Tiomsaithe ag Comhaltas na Mac Léinn ar son Carthanachta

Inniu bhronn Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh airgead a bailíodh le bliain anuas ar Ionad Éigeandála na Gaillimhe um Éigniú agus ar Sheirbhísí Óige BeLonG To. Bailíodh €11,000 san iomlán don dá charthanas ag imeachtaí carthanachta ar leith a bhí ar siúl le linn na bliana.

I measc na n-imeachtaí bhí Crannchur Ollmhór na Nollag, Oíche Taylor Swift, Biongó Gnéasbhréagán, Take Me Out ar son carthanachta, tráth na gceist, agus Lá Spóirt. Eagraíodh díolacháin leabhar, cístí agus éadaí chomh maith. Chabhraigh na himeachtaí seo le pobal OÉ Gaillimh fanacht gníomhach gnóthach agus airgead a bhailiú ar son dhá chúis mhaithe ag an am céanna.

Bhí an méid seo le rá ag Uachtarán Chomhaltas na Mac Léinn, Róisín Nic Lochlainn: “Bhí an-ghlacadh leis na himeachtaí i mbliana agus chabhraigh siad ar fad linn cur le chéile ar an gcampas.  Tá traidisiún na carthanachta go smior i mic léinn OÉ Gaillimh agus tá gaisce déanta acu arís i mbliana.”

Dúirt Clodagh McGivern, Leasuachtarán de chuid an Chomhaltais/an tOifigeach Oideachais: “Cé gur bliain acadúil strusmhar a bhí ann, is iontach an rud é go ndearna mic léinn OÉ Gaillimh a seacht ndícheall airgead a bhailiú le cabhrú le daoine eile. Tá ríméad orainn €11,000 a bhronnadh ar an dá charthanas iontacha seo a thugann cúnamh nach beag do dhaoine in am an ghátair. Is éacht ollmhór é gur éirigh leo siúd a bhí páirteach an méid sin airgid a thiomsú.”

Sa ghrianghraf (ó chlé go deas): Susan Costello (Ionad Éigeandála na Gaillimhe um Éigniú),

Róisín Nic Lochlainn (Comhaltas na Mac Léinn) agus Lorna Shanley (Comhaltas na Mac Léinn)

Exam Results

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Exam Results

Good luck to everyone getting exam results!

  • Undergrad Results released 10th-15th June
  • Postgrad Results released 20th-22nd June
  • International Student Results (course instances 1EM1, 1OA2, 1OA3 only) released via International Office

The schedule of exact days/times results released is on Exams Office Website

Consultation Days

Consultation Day is the day you can speak with your disciplines/lecturers about your results. Please contact them in advance to make your appointment

  • 23rd June Undergrads
  • 30th June Postgrads

Exam Result Appeals

  • To appeal an exam result you must complete online application form and submit it with supporting documentation and appeal fee (€60 per module up to a maximum of €300)
  • An appeal decision can take up to 3 months
  • More info and deadlines on Exams Office website
  • Late applications will not be accepted

Exam Result Recheck

  • A recheck is simply a re-calculation of all parts of the module mark and there is NO review of the exam content.
  • To recheck an exam result you must complete online application form and submit it with recheck fee (€25 per module)
  • More info and deadlines on Exams Office website

Repeat/Autumn Exams

  • Timetable published 8th July
  • Repeat/Autumn exams take place 2nd-12th August
  • The Repeat Exam fee is €295
  • Repeat/Autumn Exam Results – 26th Aug Undergrads, 6th Sept Postgrads

For more information contact su.education@nuigalway.ie

Exam Result FAQs 

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Torthaí Scrúdaithe

Ádh mór ar gach duine a bheidh ag fáil torthaí scrúdaithe!

  • Torthaí fochéimithe le heisiúint idir an 10-15 Meitheamh
  • Torthaí iarchéimithe le heisiúint Dé hAoine, an 20-22 Meitheamh
  • Torthaí mac léinn idirnáisiúnta (cúrsaí 1EM1, 1OA2, 1OA3 amháin) le heisiúint tríd an Oifig Idirnáisiúnta

Tá sceideal beacht na laethanta/na n-amanna a n-eiseofar na torthaí le fáil ar láithreán gréasáin Oifig na Scrúduithe

Achomharc i gcoinne Toradh Scrúdaithe

  • Le hachomharc a dhéanamh i gcoinne toradh scrúdaithe, ní mór duit an fhoirm iarratais ar líne a chomhlánú agus í a chur isteach i dteannta cáipéisíocht tacaíochta agus na táille achomhairc (€60 in aghaidh an mhodúil)
  • D’fhéadfadh sé go dtógfadh sé suas le 3 mhí cinneadh achomhairc a dhéanamh
  • Tá tuilleadh eolais, mar aon leis na spriocdhátaí atá i gceist, le fáil ar láithreán gréasáin Oifig na Scrúduithe

Athsheiceáil ar Thoradh Scrúdaithe

  • Níl i gceist le hathsheiceáil ach athríomh ar gach cuid de mharc an mhodúil agus NÍ DHÉANTAR aon athbhreithniú ar inneachar an scrúdaithe féin.
  • Le hathsheiceáil ar thoradh scrúdaithe a iarraidh, ní mór duit an fhoirm iarratais ar líne a chomhlánú agus í a chur isteach i dteannta na táille athsheiceála (€25 in aghaidh an mhodúil)
  • Tá tuilleadh eolais, mar aon leis na spriocdhátaí atá i gceist, le fáil ar láithreán gréasáin Oifig na Scrúduithe

Scrúduithe Athshuí/Fómhair

  • Amchlár le foilsiú Dé hAoine, an 8 Iúil
  • Beidh na Scrúduithe Athshuí/Fómhair ar siúl ar líne idir an 2 Lúnasa agus an 12 Lúnasa
  • Is é €295 an táille le scrúdú a athshuí
  • Torthaí na Scrúduithe Athshuí/Fómhair – an 26 Lúnasa, nó an 6 Meán Fómhair i gcás iarchéimithe

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