This video explains the NUI Galway free and confidential counselling service on campus to help students who are experiencing difficulty at college. It introduces the supports on offer and explains how the ‘Drop-In’ service works.
For more information contact:
NUI Galway Student Counselling Service,
5 Distillery Road, Galway.
Tel: (091) 492484.
Mob (087) 6644299.
To learn more about some common mental health issues and for ideas on how to deal with them, see the Self-Help section of our website http://www.nuigalway.ie/student_services/counsellors/self_help_fact_sheets/index.html
Over the past year the Department of Public Health in HSE West has been investigating four cases of TB in NUI Galway and two in GMIT. As part of the usual investigations for TB, Public Health doctors have been testing contacts of the cases (family, friends, colleagues) and are working closely with both institutions.
This is a type of TB that responds to routine antibiotics, and all students are doing well.
Cases of TB occur in Ireland every year and treatments are available to people who are diagnosed with TB. In 2014 there were 328 cases across Ireland, and although the risk to other students and staff in this situation is low, people should be aware of the symptoms and seek advice if they develop symptoms.
Symptoms of TB
Tuberculosis develops slowly in the body, and it may take months for symptoms to appear.
Any of the following may be a sign of TB:
• Fever and night sweats
• Cough for more than three weeks
• Losing weight
• Blood in your sputum (spit/phlegm)
If you develop these symptoms, it is important that you should contact the NUI Galway Student Health Unit (091-492604), the Department of Public Health in HSE West (091-775200) or your own GP.
For more information and updates please see www.nuigalway.ie/tuberculosis
You need to know about Capping
The University is introducing capping for repeat exams and assessments from this academic year onwards. Capping means that when students repeat their exams or assessments, the maximum mark they can be awarded is the pass mark for the module – for most modules this is 40%.
How will this affect me?
Students who do not have to repeat their exams or assessments will not be affected by capping. However, if you do repeat, the maximum mark you can achieve in the repeated exam or assessment is a pass mark. For most undergraduate students, the results of Pre-Final Year exams and assessments account for 30% of the overall degree. (For students of Medicine, this could be as high as 50% of the degree). So if you repeat your exams or assessments in Pre-Final Year or Final Year, capping could have a significant impact on your overall degree.
First Year exemption
Capping will apply to all students except those in First Year Undergraduate. In the current Academic Year 2015/16, Final Year students will also be exempted as we phase in the capping policy. For more details on how capping is being phased in, please visit: www.nuigalway.ie/capping
Capping could have a significant impact on your results. It is important that you are aware of the capping policy. For more detailed information on your specific programme, please see the Marks and Standards website for your programme.