The Life Skills Programme run by the Students’ Union offers a chance to further your development outside of the academic world through classes in many areas.

NUI Galway Students’ Union launched their Life Skills courses for the 2017/18 academic year.

Since 2009 the Students’ Union has been running a wide range of subsidised courses for the 17,500 students of NUIG with the aim of increasing their practical knowledge. The courses provided by the Students Union helps to improve the employment prospects of students during and after college by boosting their CV’s. The courses also teach them important life skills including how to save lives.

Students’ Union President at NUIG, Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh said: “We are delighted to announce details of our Life Skills courses for the year ahead. Having attended these courses myself I know first-hand how invaluable the knowledge I gained has been. 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 courses on offer from the Students’ Union for the 2017/18 academic year include:

· Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)
· Sign Language
· Mixed Martial Arts for Self Defence
· Cardiac First Responder Course
· Manual Handling Training
· Child Protection Training
· Yoga
· Anti-Racism Training
· Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre
· Occupational First Aid Course
The full course descriptions, costs and booking information can be found here.