In This Issue
NUI Galway San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Club
Classes of 1972 and 1982 Reunion
NUI Galway Midlands Alumni Club Presents...'The ABC of Human Communication'::A Talk by Professor Hubert McDermott
Classes of 1987 and 1992 Reunion
NUI Galway Alumni Club - Christmas Gathering
MBA 40th Anniversary Event
Update your contact details - You might win an iPad
Children’s Referendum Discussion at NUI Galway
NUI Galway Choral Scholarships
NUI Galway Host RIAI Exhibition Awards Tour
6th Annual Gala Dinner in New York City
London Irish Business Society Ball
Alumni Fund – Thank You
NUI Galway Alumni Dublin Club - A Night at the Theatre
NUI Galway Affinity Credit Card
Useful Links


Dear Graduate,

Welcome to the October 2012 edition of Alumni Links. This edition contains information on NUI Galway’s significant rise of 31 places in the Times Higher Education World Rankings and, following on from the QS World University Rankings also increasing NUI Galway’s position, this highlights the benefits of an NUI Galway degree.

Also included is information on a number of national and international alumni events including the Classes of 1972 and 1982 Reunion taking place this Saturday. Places are filling up fast so be sure to book your ticket!

Nominations are being sought for Alumni Board Members. If you are interested in the work carried out by the Board, and would like to participate, please see below for information on the election process.

Finally, we'd love to hear your thoughts on this month's issue of Alumni Links - please let us know using the "CONTACT US" button at the bottom of the newsletter.

Le gach deá-ghuí,

Emma Goode

Alumni Project Manager.

Top Stories
NUI Galway Sees Significant Rise in Times Higher World Rankings

NUI Galway has jumped to third place in the country in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. With only two Irish universities improving their world ranking, NUI Galway sees the greatest rise in position, increasing 31 places. NUI Galway is now ranked 336th in the THE Rankings 2012/2013. In the same rankings, Trinity College Dublin increased their position by seven places to 110.

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NUI Galway Alumni Association Board Elections

A new board of the Alumni Association of NUI Galway is to be elected for a three year term, with six members directly elected by the Alumni of NUI Galway.

Interested in running for election?

All graduates of NUI Galway are eligible to run for election to the Alumni Association Board.

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Classes of 1972 and 1982 Reunion
Saturday 20th October 2012
The graduating classes of 1972 and 1982 will celebrate the 30th and 40th Reunions in Galway on Saturday 20th of October, 2012.

The celebrations will feature an afternoon reception in the Quadrangle and a bus tour of NUI Galway's campus. That evening alumni will reconvene for a reunion dinner and dance in the Meyrick (Great Southern) Hotel, Eyre Square.

Tickets cost €40 per person and can be booked online by credit card.

For further details, contact Colm O'Dwyer in the Alumni Office on 091-493750,

RSVP Date Extended!
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Upcoming Events
6th Annual Gala Dinner in New York City
Thursday 1st November 2012

In support of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media

The 6th Annual NUI Galway Gala Dinner in New York City will honor Michael P. Higgins, NUI Galway Class of 1982, Managing Director & Head, US Real Estate Finance, CIBC World Markets and Anjelica Huston, Academy Award Winner and NUI Galway Honorary Graduate and will feature a Special Performance by Moya Brennan of CLANNAD.

Please Register Here.

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NUI Galway Midlands Alumni Club Presents...'The ABC of Human Communication'::A Talk by Professor Hubert McDermott
Wednesday 24th October 2012

The NUI Galway Midlands Alumni Club invites alumni and friends to attend a talk by NUI Galway's Professor Hubert McDermott entitled 'The ABC of Human Communication'.

This event will take place in the Custume Barracks, Athlone at 8:00pm on Wednesday 24th October, by kind permission of General Officer Commanding, 4th Western Brigade.

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Children’s Referendum Discussion at NUI Galway
Monday 22nd October 2012

Vital information on the proposed changes to the constitution, in advance of the forthcoming Children’s Referendum, will be presented at a public event at NUI Galway on Monday, 22 October.

Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs will deliver the keynote address. The seminar is expected to provide a stimulating dialogue about the implications of a YES vote in the Children’s Referendum, ahead of the 10 November vote.

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TV3’s Apprentice Finalist is Guest Speaker at NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day
Wednesday 31st October 2012

NUI Galway will host this year’s Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday, 31 October, from 12 to 4pm in the Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn. The Open Day will showcase over 400 of NUI Galway’s full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes, including taught and research masters, and doctoral research options.

Joanne Sweeney-Burke, an NUI Galway graduate, business-woman, entrepreneur, and finalist in TV3’s The Apprentice, will be guest speaker at the event and will talk about how postgraduate studies furthered her own career.

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West of Ireland Networking to Host the Law Society of Ireland's Career Support Service in Galway
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As part of WIN’s Professional Workshop Series we are delighted to be hosting The Career Support Service of The Law Society of Ireland where Karen Sutton, Solicitor and Career Advisor will be in attendance at our next session on the Friday the 19th of October which is free of charge and open to all.

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