By Caoimhe Killeen
NUI Galway’s Students’ Union have launched its Life Skills initiative for the current academic year, 2019/20.
These Life Skills courses are aimed at all students who are seeking to improve their chances of employment during and after college. They are also orientated towards students who are looking to boost their CV’S. The new courses on offer include sign language, anti-racism training in association with Galway One World Centre, yoga and barista skills.
Courses available to students include First Aid responder training and cardiac responder training, child protection training (in partnership with ALIVE and the National Youth Council of Ireland), disclosure training with the Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for self-defence, taught by Benjamin Davis, of Shaolin MMA Galway, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) training.
NUI Galway’s Students’ Union President, Claire Austick, said: “We are delighted to announce details of our Life Skills courses for the year ahead. Whether it’s learning how to help someone who may be suicidal, or gaining the skills to administer CPR, all of these courses help to provide a well-rounded education for our students, whilst also helping them to make their CV’s stand out from the crowd when looking for jobs.”
The new Life Skills courses are the latest addition to a wide range of subsidised programmes, that have been in place since 2009, and are currently available to a student body of 19,000. Students are advised to book early, as course places are limited. Students wishing to register can do so in the SU Office in Aras na Mac Leinn, beside Sult, from 10 am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Information relating to individual courses, costs and booking, is available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. or online at www.sunuigalway.ie.