Transitioning to Higher Education, a guide for parents with Catherine O’Connor. Monday 20th September @ 7pm.
Catherine, is nationally recognised as a subject expert in the area of transition to higher education following the successful launch of the ‘must have’ guide for all parents and students preparing for third level – Cracking the College Code published by CJ Fallon Ltd. For more information on Catherine, visit https://www.catherineoconnor.ie.
To sign up and receive details to the event please complete the form by 4pm on Monday 20th September. You will receive the link to the Webinar prior to the event.
You must watch the COVID 19 Health and Safety video by logging into the studenthub and clicking on COVID-19. You must also complete the pre-return to campus form as part of the registration process.
We will be working and studying with people who are still vulnerable to catching COVID-19, for example those who are not vaccinated or who, for medical reasons, are unable to be vaccinated. Thus we all have to comply with the public health measures to prevent COVID-19 spread. Whether you are vaccinated or not you must comply with the prevention measures in order to maintain a safe environment. Note that for those that have already contracted the virus, this is no guarantee of immunity, and infection with the virus may occur again. .
Every day, before attending campus, please check yourself for any Covid symptoms, and complete the Daily Health Check Form Do not attend campus if you have ANY of these symptoms, instead self-isolate and contact your GP / Student Health Unit. Note that the COVID symptoms have changed, and symptoms of the Delta variant include:
When attending class on campus, for contact tracing purposes, we need to record student attendance and location within the lecture room or laboratory. So, for each class or practical session, please complete the Class Attendance & Location Record. The form can be completed quickly using a smartphone, you enter the time, the room number and your seat number (seats will be numbered).
Whilst on campus:
These timetables are for First year students only.
Please note that your class timetable will start after your School/Department induction.
This is an online module which introduces you to the supports and services available to you as a GMIT student. The online induction module will cover everything from the library, IT services, student services, the students’ union, academic supports and much more. Click HERE to access the course. (Will be available from the evening of Friday 17th September)
#First5weeks is a programme of events/activities run over the first 5 weeks of term. It is designed to welcome you, help you settle in, make connections, create an awareness of the academic expectations within your programme, provide information on the supports and services available to you and to help you get to grips with the transition to third level education. It’s important that you engage with the activities during these weeks to help you settle in.
This week is all about introducing you to your School and the college supports, services and facilities. It’s important to complete the online GMIT induction module and attend your School/Department inductions including campus tours, the Active*Consent workshops and engage with any other sessions organised for you.
See the Induction Timetable section above for more information.
As part of our action plan on Preventing and responding to sexual harassment and misconduct all first years will be offered an Active*Consent workshop via your School/Department. The aim of the Active*Consent workshop is to promote a positive and confident approach to sexual health and to equip you with the tools to recognise and communicate about sexual consent.
Further training sessions around this topic will be organised throughout the year which we encourage you to take part in. Webinar
Transitioning to college
Student Focused Session’ talk by Catherine O’Connor Thursday 30th September @ 1pm. To access the session click here.
Catherine, is nationally recognised as a subject expert in the area of transition to higher education following the successful launch of the ‘must have’ guide for all parents and students preparing for third level – Cracking the College Code published by CJ Fallon Ltd. For more information on Catherine, visit https://www.catherineoconnor.ie. Note: you will need to be registered to access the Webinar.
Find out more about the supports and services available to you, including counselling, student health unit, careers, chaplaincy, financial supports, the library and the Students’ Union.
Fresher’s Week – there will be events and activities happening on all our campuses during this week with lots of freebies and giveaways! Some events/activities include:
Check with the SU on your campus for more info on what’s happening on your campus.
An overview of the GMIT Library Service – Monday 4th October @ 9.30am click here to access.
Students’ Union – Monday 4th October @ 10.30am click here to access
Student Services – Wednesday 6th October @12pm click here to accessNote: you will need to be registered to access the Webinars.
Dublin Rd Campus – Da Silly Heads will be running a ‘Stigma is Silly’ workshop on campus on Monday 11th October at 1pm, in room 347. Capacity is li Capacity is limited so you must sign up here. Be in with a chance to win Bobble hat by attending the workshop.
CCAM Campus – Da Silly Heads will be visiting on campus on Monday 11th October from 2.30pm for one-to-one sessions so pop down to the canteen for a chat.
All Campuses - #NailTheStigma is a positive mental health campaign aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. Visit the pop-up ‘Nail Salon’ to get one nail painted to show that you are willing to talk and listen to classmates about mental health. Take a photo of your hand and share on social media using the #NailTheStigma hashtag
Letterfrack and Mayo Campus – Wednesday 13th @2pm. Join the Student Counsellor, Michelle Kerins O’Brien, in a Webinar on ‘Looking after yourself in Stressful Times'. Register your interest by emailing Michelle.KerinsOBrien@gmit.ie by 8th October
Smoking and Vaping
GMIT is a Clean Air Campus which prohibits smoking and vaping on campus and supports those affected by this initiative.
Free carbon monoxide tests will be available in the canteen on the CCAM campus on Tuesday 12th October from 10.30am – 11.30am and on the Dublin Rd campus on Thursday October 14th from 12pm to 2pm.
One-to-one sessions with Smoking Cessation Practitioner are also available. If you have any questions or want to know more info on these or other health promotions drop down at the time above to see them.
Galway Safe App
Representatives from the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF) will be on the Dublin Rd campus on Thursday 14th from 12pm to 2pm promoting their Galway Safe App. Why not pop down and find out what it’s all about
Physical and Nutritional Health
All campuses - ‘Active Outdoors’ day on Wednesday 13th October. We all know the benefits of outdoor activity, so get out there, take a pic and tag @GMITHealthy on Instagram of you being ‘Active Outdoors’ to be in with a chance to win great prizes! #GMITActiveOutdoors
Keeping on the theme of being active outdoors, for the Walktober Challenge, the First leader board will be published – lets see which team is out in front in week 1.
Mayo Campus - Wednesday 13th October Mayo Campus will be hosting the Regional Blitz for Ladies GAA check out your local campus for more information.
All campuses – ‘The Breakfast Bites Series’ webinar on Wednesday 13th October 10.30am – 11.10am. The event is is centered around breakfast – what it means to eat a healthy breakfast, creating a balanced breakfast, and sharing tips and recipes. Save the date in your diary and click here to join at the time.
Dublin Rd Campus – ‘The Breakfast Bites Series’ continues in Union Square from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Call down and get involved in the activities – there’s prizes up for grabs.
Sexual Health and Identity
GMIT is committed to ensuring that any form of sexual misconduct, harassment or assault is #NeverOK. Our #NeverOK campaign will help empower you to talk about consent, relationships, disclose incidents, find out where you can get support and how you can support others. This all starts with our Active*Consent workshops that are being delivered over the #First5weeks and follows with additional training throughout the year – keep an eye on your emails and the Student Service social media pages.
End the Stigma – Period
The campaign will be launched on Tuesday 12th October which will include free period products in the bathrooms, health advice on all things period related, presenting cultural stigma facts and cost of period products. While not write your period thoughts/experiences anonymously on the Period Padlet.
If you have any period products at home that you can spare we encourage you to drop them off at designated boxes on our campuses before Tuesday 12th October.
Class Rep Elections
Be the voice for your class! As a class rep you’ll be a vital part of the Students’ Union structure communicating between the SU Officers and your class. You’ll meet loads of new people, be actively involved in college life and develop skills that will stay with you right into your career. What have you got to lose! For more information click here.
One sure way to meet need people, gain new skills and make a difference to the GMIT and local community is to volunteer. Whilst doing this you can also earn the GMIT President’s Award for Volunteering (Thrive) – for more information on volunteering click here.
We will be having a roadshow travelling around all our campuses so pop down to see the Thrive Volunteer Award staff and get involved.
Making friends whilst at college
Find out how here.
Online Clubs and Socs Fair
Missed out on signing up at the on-campus event? Don’t worry you can still get involved and sign up. Just visit the Students’ Union Clubs and Socs page here for more information.
Drop in before you Drop Out webinar – online for all campuses on Tuesday 26th October @ 12pm, click here for access.
Getting the most out of remote learning webinar – online for all campuses on Wednesday 27th October @ 12pm, click here for access.
Thriving in the Age of Digital Distraction webinar – online for all campuses on Thursday 28th October @ 12pm, click here for access.
IT Skills course
Want to get the most out of the IT resources available to you? Complete the IT Skills course here.
Make use of all the support the Academic Writing Centre can give you, to find out more watch the video here.
Our Maths Learning Centre offers one on one tuition, to find out more and book a session click here.
You are starting your third level experience in a unique way. GMIT has spent considerable time planning for online and blended delivery, and we will continue to work hard to ensure you have an excellent student experience. It is so important you get involved, communicate with your fellow students, and keep in touch with your lecturers. Don’t feel alone, reach out to us and talk to someone if you are struggling - one of the many staff, your PASS leader, your Class Rep or your Graduate Student Mentor.
We want you to feel welcome; feel that you are a part of the GMIT community and that you are supported.
If you are having problems (personal, financial, academic etc) and as a result are thinking about leaving your programme, please ensure you seek advice from the relevant departments/services before you make your decision. For more information on who this is and to access to the relevant forms click here.
If you are still not sure who to speak to, please email the Graduate Student Mentors to book an advice session by emailing email@example.com.
If you decide to leave, it is essential that you complete a withdrawal form. Otherwise, you could encounter fees or grant difficulties if applying for college in GMIT or elsewhere in the future.
Follow us on our Social Media Channels to keep up to date with all that is going on.
No, first years attend a Department/School induction before they attend any classes. If, for example, your induction is on Tuesday 28th September your classes will start after this date. You will be told at your Department/School induction when your class timetable will start.
You will normally get your class timetable at your Department/School induction. If you happen to get access to the class timetable before your Department/School induction please keep in mind that your class timetable will not start until after your Department/School induction. Please also keep in mind that your timetable is subject to change.
This will depend on each individual Department/School. When you look at your induction timetable if there is a link under the Venue column, your induction is online. If it refers to a room your induction will be on campus.
Go to the #First5weeks section above and click on the relevant induction timetable.
The length of each Department/School induction will vary but please give at least 2 hours or more. If you need more information on your Department/School induction please email the relevant school using the contact details below.
Most online classes will use Microsoft Office365 applications (Word, Outlook, Teams) which can be installed for free by all registered GMIT students on up to 5 personal devices.
To help make the most of the IT resources available and prepare for your online classes we recommend that you complete the short ‘IT Skills’ course as soon as you are registered. When you register you are automatically enrolled on the course which can be accessed by logging into the by going directly to Learnonline where you will find it under “My Courses”.
For School specific queries, such as queries in relation to your programme, Department/School induction or class timetable etc please email the relevant school using the details below.
School of Business – firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Science - ScienceOffice@gmit.ie
School of Engineering - Engineering@gmit.ie
Galway International Hotel School – email@example.com
School of Design and Creative Arts - firstname.lastname@example.org
GMIT Letterfrack – email@example.com
GMIT Mayo campus - firstname.lastname@example.org
GMIT Mountbellew campus – email@example.com
For any queries relating to general registration, requesting letters etc, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries relating to student IDs please email studentIDs@gmit.ie
For queries/troubleshooting relating to online registration please email email@example.com
For queries in relation to admissions, such as deferring or interrupting your studies please email firstname.lastname@example.org