Deloitte has partnered with provide funding over five years to support students while studying abroad.
The Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) offers the opportunity of a work placement and a study abroad in the same year. The global experience is fundamental to the educational experience and offers students the opportunity to experience new cultures and to work in new environments. NUI Galway partners with universities in a variety of countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Sweden, the UK and the USA, amongst others.
The Deloitte funding will be used as a grant to support students travelling abroad during the third year of the course.
At Deloitte, we see first-hand, and on a daily basis, the ever-increasing need for international experience and an ability to work across borders. Our clients are operating in a more globally connected way than ever before, and therefore we need to work this way also. We are delighted to support the NUIG Deloitte scholars in gaining this important and valuable experience. We very much believe that it will equip them well in their future business careers.
Skills for Success; Skills for Business; ICE (Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise) Supported by PwC
'Preparing for the Workplace' is an umbrella name for three major modules: Skills for Success; Skills for Business and Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise supported by Industry partner PwC.
The focus is on developing students outside of their academic work to understand the progression of ideas from concept to the marketplace. Over three years students develop a wide range of skills to prepare for industry and community engagement.
School of Business & Economics, Prizes
The Campbell Bewley Medal
The Campbell Bewley Medal shall be awarded to the highest placed candidate at the B.Comm. Degree examination from among those who joined Third Commerce under the joint National University of Ireland, Galway/Shannon College of Hotel Management programme, provided the candidate obtains at least Second Class Honours overall in the degree.
The Ó Cearbhaill Prize In Economics
This Ó Cearbhaill Prize in Economics shall be awarded annually to the first year student in the B.Comm degree with the best overall performance in economics modules. The prize arranged through the generosity of his family, is in memory of An Dochtúir Diarmuid Ó Cearbhaill, iar-LéachtÓir le Gheilleagar agus Tráchtáil, former Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, and noted scholar with particular interests in rural development, Irish history, and the Irish language.
The Raymond Heeran Award
The Raymond Heeran Award is to honour the memory of Raymond (Ray) Heeran who died tragically in 1988 having graduated from NUI Galway with a BComm in 1985.
Ray was born in1963. He grew up and was educated in Galway, Athlone and Drogheda. He loved sport, the music of his time and friendship.
His award recignises the highest achieveing student in the discipline of Marketing.
When you are a graduate of NUI Galway, you become part of an exclusive worldwide family of over 100,000 alumni.
NUI Galway Alumni are graduates or former students of NUI Galway/UCG. The Alumni Relations Team endeavours to keep NUI Galway alumni connected to their University through regular communications, social media, alumni events and reunions. Our community here at NUI Galway stretches far beyond the campus, with international links forged through our worldwide network of over 120,000 alumni.
Click here to view interviews with the 2019 Alumni Award Winners.
Click here to watch acceptance speeches with the 2021 Alumni Award Winners.