2015/16 Projects


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This project aims to encourage creative thinking on the NUI Galway campus in a fun and playful way.


Register with CampusCreate here 



During the 12 weeks of semester two, ‘Creative Challenges’ will be posted via Twitter, Facebook, and website using the hashtag #CampusCreate. Each week the creative challenge will have a different theme and ‘Daily Prompts’ will support the themed challenge. Participants can interpret the ‘Creative Challenge’ in whatever way they like and upload their creations of video, drawing, writing, audio, photography, mash-ups, remixes etc. 

Everyone is born creative and contrary to popular belief you do not have to be an artist, musician, designer etc. to be able to see and think differently! As creative thinking and design thinking skills are becoming increasingly important for participation in a society full of technology, the playful, open approach of the project will encourage participants to enrich and further develop their creative and digital skills.

Register with CampusCreate here 


Project Team & Links

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Lead student partners: Sally McHugh
Lead staff partner: Dr. Tony HallDr. Fiona Concannon

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Student partners:

Sally McHugh

Staff partners:
Dr. Tony Hall

Dr. Fiona Concannon


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Project Updates


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We are now coming to the end of Week #08 and are delighted that so many people are regularly contributing and sharing their ‘creates’ with us. We have presented our project at the Hardiman Scholars PhD Research Event held recently at NUIG and have made an interim video of a selection of our ‘creates’ ( We also send out a weekly round-up of all our creates through Storify every Sunday evening ( We intend to host a pop-up event at the Muscailt Arts Festival next week to further develop our presence on campus and to work towards establishing a vibrant creative community here on campus. We have 4 weeks/themes left but will be taking a break over the Easter holidays, a perfect time perhaps to look back over old themes and prompts; upload a photo, drawing, write a poem, express yourself or some aspect of your work in whatever way you like. We genuinely would be thrilled if you would engage with us at CampusCreate where anything goes and the only limits are your imagination.


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CampusCreate got off to a flying start on the first week of Semester two with theme 1 ‘Beginnings’. We followed that with themes “Sound”, “Colour” & “Water”. Students, staff & beyond uploaded their photos, drawings, poetry, audio and writing in response to the daily prompts we sent out via our social media and website and which we curate weekly on ‘Storify’. We spent some time promoting the project and have developed a good presence around campus by posting weekly posters, distributing flyers, sending a weekly newsletter to those registered, & displaying daily live feeds of uploaded ‘creates’ on campus TV’s. We will continue to market the project and to encourage students, staff & fellow Galwegians to participate. We have started the process of building an online creative community which we hope to develop further in the coming weeks.



Artice by
Chris Newell