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.
The Access Programme
Supporting our Students
The Access Programme
The Access Programme for School Leavers is a course specifically designed for students who are aged 22 or under and have a real desire to study at third level, but are unable due to financial or social reasons. This scheme facilitates school-leavers from all schools in the BMW (Border, Midlands, Western) region and County Clare targeting those students who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education but who, for a variety of social and economic reasons, are under-represented at third level. This under-representation stems from socio-economic reasons such as low family income, long-term family unemployment, family stresses, personal difficulties and little or no family tradition of progression onto higher education.
The programme also supports students with disabilities whose background education has been affected by long-term absenteeism due to their illness.
There are no specific financial supports available to Access Programme students other than philanthropic funds raised through Galway University Foundation. Students are not eligible for a maintenance grant until there are registered in the first year of their primary degree.
On completion of the programme and on the attainment of the required grades students are guaranteed a place in an undergraduate course in NUI Galway.